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Among Ravens Trailer


Every year, a group of old friends get together for a July 4th weekend vacation, but this year things seem a little more awkward than usual. There's plenty of tension in the air as Wendy Conifer is joined by her current husband Ellis and her ex Saul, as well her daughter Joey. Also among the party are Saul's struggling ghost writer Will who has a drinking problem, Saul's wife Emma who happens to be having an affair with Will and Wendy's life coach buddy Hal. It's difficult for everyone to remain civil during their time together; even group activities such as golf, hiking and boating doesn't distract from the steadily building animosity. Unfortunately, it seems to be rubbing off the most on young Joey, who seeks comfort in the form of the group's new addition; a nature filmmaker named Chad. Can a new face help rebuild the souring relationships between them? Joey certainly hopes so.

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NBC Universal's Golden Globes After Party

Victoria Smurfit - NBC Universal's Golden Globes After Party - Arrivals - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Sunday 12th January 2014

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Dracula Press Screening Dublin

Jessica de Gouw, Victoria Smurfit and Oliver Jackson-Cohen - The cast of new horror series " Dracula" - Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Victoria Smurfit, Jessica de Gouw and Oliver Jackson-Cohen seen at Christchurch Catherdal for a press screening - Dublin, Ireland - Thursday 10th October 2013

Jessica De Gouw, Victoria Smurfit and Oliver Jackson-cohen
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Victoria Smurfit and Jonathan Rhys Meyers & Dracula Cast
Jessica De Gouw and Victoria Smurfit
Oliver Jackson-cohen, Jessica De Gouw and Victoria Smurfit

BAFTA Los Angeles TV Tea 2013

Victoria Smurfit - BAFTA Los Angeles TV Tea 2013, presented by BBC America & Audi held at SLS Hotel - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 21st September 2013

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NBC's 2013 Fall Launch Party

Victoria Smurfit - NBC's 2013 fall launch party hosted by Vanity Fair - Arrivals - New York, United States - Monday 16th September 2013

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Picture - Victoria Smurfit , Thursday 9th February 2012

Victoria Smurfit Irish Film and Television Awards 2013 at the Convention Centre Dublin - Arrivlas Featuring: Victoria Smurfit Where: Dublin, Ireland When: 09 Feb 2012

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Romance & Rejection Review


Weak
Mike (Reece Dinsdale) is a lonely composer looking for love in the big city (London, I guess, in this case). Only John Hannah's presence is meriting the release of this film on DVD six years after its creation.

In the end, this sad-sack melodrama/romantic comedy proves it's nothing new -- with Mike's neurotic and nerve-wracked pursuit of Clara Bellar (last seen as the Nanny robot from A.I.) taking up the bulk of the film. We're meant to find this as amusing, but Dinsdale invents Mike as such an enormously unlikable loser that I actually felt a little giddy when he kept missing the girl's phone calls.

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The Run Of The Country Review


Good
Has a teenager ever had it this rough, even in Ireland? Dead mother, cold father, pregnant girlfriend, dead best friend. Geez, he even gets tarred and feathered. Fortunately, the few comic touches (like Keeslar's blessing a pig by saying "oink" backwards) are enough to make this rise above your usual Irish-as-downtrodden-victims fare and into the realm of watchability, though the melodrama eventually gets as thick as a pint of Guinness.

The Beach Review


Good
Danny Boyle says he was "keen to distance this movie from Lord of the Flies, which The Beach has been unfairly compared to." Okay, so The Beach is not Lord of the Flies. Lord of the Flies has a lot more going for it.

Many a confused moviegoer has already asked me what the heck this film is about, since the trailer makes it out to be something akin to, er, Lord of the Flies. The movie, based on the novel by Alex Garland, traces the Thailand trip of young Richard (DiCaprio), who in Bangkok encounters a crazy guy named Daffy (Carlyle, who has nary an understandable line of dialogue in the whole movie).

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Bulletproof Monk Review


Very Good
Thank God for late April. Tax refunds, nice warm weather, and all of the movies that weren't quite good enough to come out in May show up in theatres. They're not fine art and they're not summer blockbusters, but at least they're not House of 1000 Corpses. Yeah, tax day seems to be the crossover point between the god-awful movies of winter and early spring and the decent cinema of summer.

Case in point is Bulletproof Monk. It's not an edge-of-your-seat thrill ride, it's not laugh out loud funny, but it sure as hell ain't bad.

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The Last Great Wilderness Review


Weak
With its stark lighting, close quarters, and video photography, The Last Great Wilderness feels a lot like The Celebration, though it isn't an official Dogme film. Too bad that with a dead tired storyline, it doesn't resemble The Celebration in any way that matters. The story concerns two Scottish fellas (and in fact, the first third of the film concerns how they meet at a roadside diner) who run out of gas and hole up at a bizarre boarding house/maybe-cult den in the remote highlands. The movie wants to be everything from splatter film to black comedy and succeeds at none of them, owing to an unintersting script and dead-dull characters.

About A Boy Review


Very Good
Prepare to meet the male version of Bridget Jones, as Hugh Grant turns in one of the best performances of his career in a solid -- yet considerably muddy -- romantic comedy.

In About a Boy, Hugh Grant appears to be playing, well, Hugh Grant, a guy with dashing good looks who gets by on his inheritance and his incredible charm. The fact that Will "does nothing" for a living becomes a running joke and even seems to put a damper on his love life, as women are put off by his go-nowhere lifestyle. So rather than get a job, Will decides to join a single parents' support group, inventing a young son and a sob story in the hopes that the vulnerable single moms overlook his character flaws. But the plot backfires when an über-geeky 12-year-old kid named Marcus (Nicholas Hoult, more precocious even than Haley Joel Osment on bath day) takes a liking to Will, showing up on his doorstep every day after school. Alongside their unlikely friendship arise some serious issues -- primarily involving Marcus's suicidal mother (Toni Collette).

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Bulletproof Monk Review


Weak

Another action-comedy clone in the now-formulaic genre that buddies mystical Eastern martial artists with wisecracking Western sidekicks, "Bulletproof Monk" squanders what little entertainment value it might have had by telling its story through bargain CGI effects, incomprehensibly edited fight scenes and cardboard characters.

Hong Kong shoot-'em-up legend Chow Yun-Fat (best known stateside for "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon") plays a supernaturally lissome Tibetan holy man charged with protecting an ancient scroll of powerful mystical text from those who would misuse it for personal power. More specifically, in this movie he's trying to keep it from a decrepit ex-Nazi bent on restoring his youth and taking over the world with an army of helicopter-gunship-flying henchmen in suits and sunglasses.

To justify pairing the monk with an American apprentice -- the Chosen One who will take charge of the scroll when he dies -- Chow turns up in New York for no explored reason and is stuck with a smart-alec pickpocket played by Sean William Scott (best known as Stifler in the "American Pie" movies), who never relaxes his crooked, apparently permanent, "whoa, dude" sneering-smirk.

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Victoria Smurfit Movies

Among Ravens  Trailer

Among Ravens Trailer

Every year, a group of old friends get together for a July 4th weekend vacation,...

The Beach Movie Review

The Beach Movie Review

Danny Boyle says he was "keen to distance this movie from Lord of the Flies,...

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Bulletproof Monk Movie Review

Bulletproof Monk Movie Review

Thank God for late April. Tax refunds, nice warm weather, and all of the...

About A Boy Movie Review

About A Boy Movie Review

Prepare to meet the male version of Bridget Jones, as Hugh Grant turns in one...

Bulletproof Monk Movie Review

Bulletproof Monk Movie Review

Another action-comedy clone in the now-formulaic genre that buddies mystical Eastern martial artists with wisecracking...

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