With a premise that feels almost eerily current, this stylish thriller revolves around a phone app game that takes its users out into the streets, where they cause additional mayhem. The energetic cast and crew keep the story moving at a brisk pace, generating moments of comedy, emotion, romance and some genuinely breathless suspense along the way.
It's set in New York City, where creative teen Vee (Emma Roberts) lives with her single mother (Juliette Lewis) in Staten Island, frustrated that she can't afford to attend her chosen art college in Los Angeles. Her best pal Sydney (Emily Meade) has just started playing the gaming app Nerve, in which watchers goad players to take increasingly bold dares for cash prizes. Tired of being the quiet good girl, and clearly in need of money, Vee gives in and signs up to the game herself. Watchers then team her up with fellow player Ian (Dave Franco) for an escalating series of dangerous pranks around Manhattan. And as this outrageous night continues, suspicions grow that there's something sinister behind the game.
Directors Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman (Catfish) give the film a colourfully kinetic visual style, with acrobatic camerawork and a variety of social media imagery, from text graphics to video-streaming sequences. Rather than just noise, these elements pull the audience into the action, adding a first-person point of view that's involving and exciting. Jessica Sharzar's script doesn't dig beneath the surface, and her cautionary observations on gaming culture aren't terribly subtle, but there's a genuine sense of both fun and life-threatening chaos in each set-piece.
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In this thriller the narrative follows Vee Delmonico on her quest to make a change in her life as she becomes tired of living life on the sidelines. Vee makes the decision to play the popular online game Nerve, which dictates dares that you need to do in order to win money, this starts of as just a bit of fun but she soon finds herself caught up in the adrenaline - fuelled game.
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Samira Wiley - 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Expo Hall - Arrivals at The Shrine Auditorium, Screen Actors Guild - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 30th January 2016
Samira Wiley - 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Expo Hall - Arrivals at Shrine Auditorium, Screen Actors Guild - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 30th January 2016
Samira Wiley - ELLE's Women In Television Celebration presented by Hearts on Fire Diamonds and Olay held at the Sunset Tower Hotel at Sunset Tower Hotel - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 20th January 2016
Make way for a new Hollywood couple. Maybe.
In a plot twist worthy of her show, Orange Is The New Black writer Lauren Morelli, who recently divorced her husband, has started dating Samira Wiley, aka Poussey Washington on the hit show. The report comes via Us Weekly
Morelli only came to terms with her sexuality recently.
Morelli did some very public identity searching earlier this year. In May, she wrote an essay for Identities Mic, which served as her coming out letter. Morelli explained that writing Piper and Alex’s relationship on the show had helped her come to terms with her own sexuality. The news came just months after she had married her then-husband.
Demi Lovato turned heads at LOGO TV's first Annual Trailblazers event held at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York where she wore a black dress with mesh neckline teamed with her purple dip-dyed, half-shaved hair in true rock chick style.
Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz was among arrivals at the very first Annual Trailblazers event from LOGO TV, held at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York. Wentz was at the event to introduce LGBT rights activist John Abdallah Wambere from Uganda, who was subsequently named International Trailblazer.
'Orange Is the New Black' was honoured at the 25th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York and among those who arrived to accept the award were the show's stars Selenis Leyva, Yael Stone, Samira Wiley, Dascha Polanco, Emma Myles and Taryn Manning. The show is a comedy drama based in an American women's prison.
Rapper Kendrick Lamar ditched a suit in favour of a baseball cap at the New York premiere of 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2'.
Tommy and Rosie are a young couple living in New York who are madly in love with one another - mad enough that they begin to pull off the most dangerous heists possible in order to make enough money to start a life together after their stints in prison. While Rosie attempts to make an honest living as a debt collector, Tommy is hell-bent on revenge after watching his father get beaten to a pulp by the Mafia when he was just a child. He follows a court trial of mobster Sammy 'The Bull' Gravano whose information in court about his recent exploits present Tommy with an idea to rob the gang's No-Guns social club with Rosie as the getaway driver. After getting away with it without a hit contract, they continue to rob the mob before discovering an important piece of inside information that could permanently bring down the world's most formidable criminals.
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The cast and crew of the new Netflix comedy drama series 'Orange Is The New Black'; including executive producer Jenji Kohan, star Uzo Aduba and author of the original memoir Piper Kerman; talk about the importance of race and sexuality in relation to prison life.
With a premise that feels almost eerily current, this stylish thriller revolves around a phone...