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Tony Curran - Cast members from 'Defiance' make an appearance in the press room at San Diego Comic Con 2014 - San Diego, California, United States - Saturday 26th July 2014

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Tony Curran, Mai Nguyen and His Mother - 8th Annual BritWeek Launch Party - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 22nd April 2014

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Tony Curran - GREAT British Film Reception to honor the British nominees of the 86th Annual Academy Awards (Oscars) - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 28th February 2014

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Tony Curran - Tony Curran waits at a valet for his car after having lunch at Il Pastaio restaurant in Beverly Hills - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 3rd May 2013

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Tony Curran - "A Salute to Old Hollywood Party" to Celebrate the Launch of BritWeek 2013 - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 23rd April 2013

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In The Dark Half Review


Very Good
Moody and atmospheric, this low-budget British thriller gets under the skin as it explores the complex emotional life of a teen girl. And even if it's both elusive and overwrought, the film's eerie tone holds our attention.

Marie (Barden) is a 15-year-old loner who has an unnatural interest in death.

She regularly steals rabbits from the snares of her loner neighbour Filthy (Curran), to give them a proper burial. And her curiosity takes a dark turn when Filthy's young son Sean dies suddenly while she's babysitting. After the initial shock, she starts to feel that is communicating with Sean beyond the grave. Meanwhile, her mother (Marshal) is frantically redecorating their house, while her best friend (Henshaw) has grown tired of her morbid obsession.

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The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn Trailer


Tintin is a young and passionate journalist who is always accompanied on his adventures with his faithful terrier, Snowy. One day, while out browsing a market place, Tintin comes across a rare model of a boat called 'The Unicorn'. He buys it and almost immediately has to ward off other potential buyers interested in the boat.

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The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn Trailer


Tintin is a young and enthusiastic journalist who is accompanied on his exploits by his pet dog Snowy and Captain Haddock. When Tintin buys a model ship as a present for his good friend Captain Haddock, he doesn't realise just how special his find is. After giving the present to the ex-sailor, he explains that this isn't any normal model ship, it's a replica of The Unicorn, a ship sailed by Haddock's ancestor Sir Francis Haddock.

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The Veteran Review


Very Good
Fiercely stylised production design adds an intriguing layer to this gritty, twisty London thriller. And the multi-layered plot also keeps us involved, even though the script feels rather under-developed.

Bobby (Kebbel) returns from his final tour of duty in Afghanistan with no plans for his life, although two separate groups make rather insistent offers. First there's the top thug (Thomas) on his grim South London estate, who requires him to join his gun-toting heavies. But Bobby instead wants to help the little brother (Ayemere) of his friend Fahad (Jeremiah), get out of the gang.

Meanwhile, government agents (Curran and Cox) ask him to help shut down a terrorist cell by contacting their rogue informant Alayna (Bielski). But all of this smells fishy.

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Cat Run Trailer


Anthony and Julian are childhood best friends who set up a detective agency, Anthony always wanted to be a chef and Julian's never really had any dreams unless they involve women so logically they thought going into business together would be a good idea.

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Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son Review


Bad
It's astonishing that there's a third film in this deeply unfunny series (I skipped Part 2). But at least it's undemanding to watch, with its by-the-numbers plot, paper-thin characters and cheesy sentimentality.

After witnessing a murder, FBI agent Malcolm (Lawrence) takes his 17-year-old rapper-wannabe son Trent (Jackson) undercover with him: Malcolm again becomes Big Momma, while Trent enrols in a girls' performing arts school as Charmaine.

While Malcolm plays housemother while seeking evidence needed to lock up the Russian killer (Curran), Trent hangs with the girls, falling for a musician Haley (Lucas). And the school maintenance man (Love) falls for Momma.

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Ondine Trailer


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Shuttle Review


Terrible
One has to wonder if it ever occurred to writer-director Edward Anderson while making his thriller Shuttle how truly vile and reprehensible his project was. The hook, I'll admit, is pretty nifty: Two attractive young women, taking a shuttle van home from the airport find themselves terrorized by their psycho-driver. It fits neatly into the slasher-movie mold and, as a fan of the genre, I was intrigued by what twists and turns Anderson might throw at us. But as the true premise of his story unfolds, and we realize the reason for Shuttle's 106 minutes of torture and commotion, the whole enterprise collapses into the pile of stinking turpitude it actually is.

The women in question, Mel (Peyton List) and Jules (Cameron Goodman) have just returned from a Caribbean holiday. It's dark, and they're getting drenched in a downpour. So, they take a van driver's (Tony Curran) offer to provide cheap rides home from the airport. There are only three other passengers -- Seth (James Snyder), a shaggy-haired horn dog, Matt (Dave Power), his sensible, chilled-out companion, and Andy (Cullen Douglas), a nervous milquetoast. No sooner have they set out that the driver, who's gruff and bullying without quite being menacing -- a common trap that sub-par thrillers often fall into - "gets lost" in a desolate stretch of the city, pulls out a gun, demands cash from his passengers, and begins his reign of terror.

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Underworld: Evolution Review


Weak
If current cinema is to be believed, everywhere we humans are not looking, vampires, werewolves, advanced machines, and other nightcrawlers are living in alternative societies. Underworld brought such a society to the fore, shining a torch (and some flattering designer light) on a leather-clad group of vampires embroiled in a feud with an ancient race of werewolves known as Lycans. In Russia just last year, Night Watch took us into the gloaming to witness similar shenanigans. Perhaps fearing that six months is too long between gothic, O-negative drinks, the makers of Underworld have offered us its unnecessary, unanticipated, and unexpectedly OK sequel, Underworld: Evolution.

Beginning for beginners with a flashback to 1202 A.D. where two siblings - Marcus (Tony Curran), the original vampire, and William (Brian Steele), the first Lycan - are battling each other in a frosty village, the film does much to quickly remind us of its vampirical mythology. Marcus is betrayed by Viktor (Bill Nighy), stored away in the vaults of the family mansion, and William is trapped in a steel coffin for all of eternity. The twins are separated. With this effective piece of prehistory portrayed with some pizzazz and a lot of furrow-browed earnestness, director Len Wiseman treats us then to a series of flashbacks from the original film. Selene (Kate Beckinsale) has killed Viktor and his blood has revived a hybrid Marcus, now with wings. What he wants, and the very nature of his resurrection, are muddily explained in a film whose plot is too convoluted to be enjoyed, but whose occasional sparks of light work hard to make it float.

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Blade II Review


Weak

Visually and atmospherically, the video game-like vampire-action sequel "Blade II" is slick, dark and cool, yet it doesn't take itself too seriously. The flick's fancy-schmancy martial arts fight scenes even incorporate low-brow wrestling moves like the pile-driver.

But strip away its elusive sense of humor and its expensively hip Hong Kong-spawn sheen, and what's left is a sloppy plot, lifeless characters (no pun intended), and elementary execution masquerading as something more.

Based on one of those now-ubiquitous comic books set in a dusky, dingy alternative reality, the movie is about a vampire hunter who is half vampire himself -- he has all the usual bloodsucker powers but he can go out in the sun. Wesley Snipes, sporting a flamboyant flattop coif, wrap-around shades and a black leather duster, reprises his title role from the 1998 original, which was pretty much nothing but blood-splattered nightwalker-daywalker showdowns set to a rave music beat. Knowledge of that movie isn't a prerequisite for this one, which is a marked improvement while still being saddled with all the same problems.

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In the Dark Half Movie Review

In the Dark Half Movie Review

Moody and atmospheric, this low-budget British thriller gets under the skin as it explores the...

The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn Trailer

The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn Trailer

Tintin is a young and passionate journalist who is always accompanied on his adventures with...

The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn Trailer

The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn Trailer

Tintin is a young and enthusiastic journalist who is accompanied on his exploits by his...

The Veteran Movie Review

The Veteran Movie Review

Fiercely stylised production design adds an intriguing layer to this gritty, twisty London thriller. And...

Cat Run Trailer

Cat Run Trailer

Anthony and Julian are childhood best friends who set up a detective agency, Anthony always...

Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son Movie Review

Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son Movie Review

It's astonishing that there's a third film in this deeply unfunny series (I skipped Part...

Ondine Trailer

Ondine Trailer

Watch the trailer for OndineSyracuse is an Irish fisherman, he works long days and his...

The Midnight Meat Train Movie Review

The Midnight Meat Train Movie Review

Although the title sounds like the punch line to a crude joke ("...and they called...

Red Road Movie Review

Red Road Movie Review

It's a sign of the times that in a film like Andrea Arnold's Red Road,...

The Good German Movie Review

The Good German Movie Review

Those who will hate The Good German will do so not because of its time-appropriate...

Underworld: Evolution Movie Review

Underworld: Evolution Movie Review

If current cinema is to be believed, everywhere we humans are not looking, vampires, werewolves,...

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Movie Review

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Movie Review

If anything, what The League of Extraordinary Gentleman (aka LXG) does best is give us...

The 13th Warrior Movie Review

The 13th Warrior Movie Review

After a year's worth of post-production monkeying, "The 13th Warrior" has finally come to theaters,...

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