Željko Ivanek , Greg Pierce - Opening night of Marjorie Prime at Playwrights Horizons Mainstage - Arrivals. at Playwrights Horizons Mainstage, - New York City, New York, United States - Monday 14th December 2015
Zeljko Ivanek and Greg Pierce - Opening night after party for 'The Oldest Boy' at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater - Arrivals at Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater, - New York, New York, United States - Tuesday 4th November 2014
Greg Pierce and Zeljko Ivanek - A host of celebrities took to the red carpet as they attended the Opening night for Billy and Ray at the Vineyard Theatre, New York City, New York, United States - Monday 20th October 2014
Martin McDonagh gleefully plays with both the gang thriller genre and the moviemaking process with this enjoyably absurd action comedy. It's a little self-indulgent, acknowledging how difficult he found it to follow up his acclaimed film In Bruges. But a continual stream of hilariously clever gags make it thoroughly entertaining, and the seriously great actors are so playful that it's infectious.
At the centre, naturally, is an Irish writer named Marty (Farrell), living in Hollywood and struggling to write his next screenplay. He settles on the title Seven Psychopaths, and decides that his lead character will be a nonviolent Buddhist killer. Otherwise he's stuck. Then he discovers that his hyperactive pal Billy (Rockwell) is running a scam with Hans (Walken), kidnapping dogs and claiming the rewards from their owners. This all goes terribly wrong when they grab the beloved shitzu of the mercurial thug Charlie (Harrelson), sending him into a murderous rampage. And as Marty finds himself in the middle of it, his script starts to take shape.
McDonagh is adept at combining freewheeling wackiness with more astute observational comedy. This film isn't as emotionally resonant as In Bruges, but it crackles with the same sharp dialog and offhanded violent silliness. Most of this plays up the amusing shock value of sudden death, although there are moments that are surprisingly touching, mainly due to a wonderfully textured turn from Walken. Rockwell is the other standout as the manic, unpredictable Billy, an enthusiastic mischief-maker. And Harrelson has a great presence as the funny-terrifying Charlie.
Continue reading: Seven Psychopaths Review
When the Iranian Revolution protests began to take place in 1979, their main target was the US embassy in Tehran. It didn't take long for an army of militant Islamic extremists to infiltrate the building and seize 52 American citizens as hostages with only six victims managing to escape and take refuge inside the Canadian ambassador's home. It is decided that the six escapees must be found and smuggled out of Tehran before they are killed. Tony Mendez is a CIA officer specialising in covert government operations who is enlisted by the government to conceive a plan of exfiltration. His plan involves him and his team travelling to Iran under the guise of a film crew preparing to shoot a pretend movie called 'Argo'. However, as is expected, not everyone is confident in this less than risk free operation.
'Argo' is loosely based on a true story depicted in the real Tony Mendez' account of the events that took place during the hostage crisis as well as an article written in Wired in 2007 called 'How the CIA Used a Fake Sci-Fi Flick to Rescue Americans from Tehran' by Joshuah Bearman. It has been directed and starred in by Ben Affleck ('Good Will Hunting', 'Pearl Harbor') and written by Chris Terrio ('Heights') and will be released in US theaters on October 12th 2012.
Starring: Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, Alan Arkin, John Goodman, Victor Garber, Tate Donovan, Scoot McNairy, Rory Cochrane, Christopher Denham, Kerry Bishe, Kyle Chandler, Chris Messina, Zeljko Ivanek & Titus Welliver.
Marty is a budding screenwriter in LA with hopes of completing his major screenplay 'Seven Psychopaths' but involuntarily gets mixed up in his friends Hans and Billy's career of dog kidnapping; a way of earning money that involves stealing people's pet pooches and returning them some days later to claim the reward. Billy is an actor and Marty's best friend who tries desperately to keep him safe when he is almost killed after Billy and Hans steal the much-loved Shih Tzu of unhinged gangster, Charlie; a man whose fury and devastation at losing his dog is enough drive to execute whoever he thinks is involved. Hans is religious with a violent past but now recognises non-violence as a better way to live. However, he, Billy and Marty will struggle avoiding violence at the hands of Charlie especially as they choose to ignore their worried and annoyed girlfriends' suggestions to return the dog.
'Seven Psychopaths' is a wonderful crime comedy that spoofs the trend of all the serious gangster movies that have been released this year. Directed, written and produced by the Oscar winning Martin Mcdonagh ('In Bruges', 'Six Shooter'), this star-studded flick is definitely one for dog lovers and gangster film lovers alike. It is scheduled for release in the UK this winter on December 7th 2012.
Starring: Sam Rockwell, Colin Farrell, Christopher Walken, Woody Harrelson, Abbie Cornish, Olga Kurylenko, Zeljko Ivanek, Tom Waits, Helena Mattsson, Gabourey Sidibe, Kevin Corrigan, Brendan Sexton III, Sandy Martin and Ronnie Gene Blevins.
Genetically altered government agent Aaron Cross (Renner) is part of Outcome, a parallel programme to Treadstone, which created Jason Bourne. Since Bourne's antics have lifted the lid on Treadstone, Outcome director Eric (Norton) decides to terminate his programme by brutally killing everyone involved. But Aaron slips through the net, as does geneticist Marta (Weisz), whom Aaron needs for the meds that keep him going. As Eric's team hunts them down, they head to Manila to find a solution.
Continue reading: The Bourne Legacy Review
Rory Jansen is a young writer who is failing to achieve any kind of literary recognition and is on the edge of giving up as he and his wife Dora struggle to pay the bills. One day, as a kind gesture, Dora buys Rory an antique looking leather case in which he later discovers a collection of papers detailing a highly compelling and well written novel. In a moment of utter desperation and thoughtlessness, Rory copies the story and gets it published under his own name finally achieving the recognition and success he so craved. It's only a matter of time before he gets found out and he begins to realise how many people's lives he has affected by his one moment of stupidity. He must face the consequences for stealing the work of another writer and find a way to fix everything.
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Drama series Mad Men has achieved 16 nominations for the television Emmy Awards while historical drama John Adams has been nominated 23 times.
Legal series Damages, starring Glenn Close, and Mad Men have made Emmy history by becoming the first programmes shown on US basic cable to be nominated for a best drama prize.
Close is nominated for the best actress in a drama series award and is up against Sally Field, Holly Hunter and Kyra Sedgwick.
Jon Hamm, the leading actor in Mad Men - which screened on BBC4 in the UK - is up for the best actor in a drama series prize, with other nominees including Dexter star Michael C Hall and House's Hugh Laurie.
HBO miniseries John Adams - about the US president - is nominated 23 times, with acting nods for its leading man Paul Giamatti and supporting actors Tom Wilkinson, Stephen Dillane and David Morse.
This year's Emmys are held on September 21st.
Highlights from the nominations for the Primetime Emmy awards include:Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series
Monk USA - Tony Shalhoub as Adrian Monk
The Office NBC - Steve Carell as Michael Scott
Pushing Daisies ABC - Lee Pace as Ned
30 Rock NBC - Alec Baldwin as Jack Donaghy
Two And A Half Men CBS - Charlie Sheen as Charlie Harper
Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series
Boston Legal ABC - James Spader as Alan Shore
Breaking Bad AMC - Bryan Cranston as Walt White
Dexter Showtime - Michael C. Hall as Dexter Morgan
House FOX - Hugh Laurie as Dr. Gregory House
In Treatment HBO - Gabriel Byrne as Paul
Mad Men AMC - Jon Hamm as Don Draper
Outstanding Lead Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie
Bernard And Doris HBO - Ralph Fiennes as Bernard Lafferty
Extras: The Extra Special Series Finale HBO - Ricky Gervais as Andy Millman
John Adams HBO - Paul Giamatti as John Adams
Recount HBO - Kevin Spacey as Ron Klain
Recount HBO - Tom Wilkinson as James Baker
Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series
The New Adventures Of Old Christine CBS - Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Christine Campbell
Samantha Who? ABC - Christina Applegate as Samantha Newly
30 Rock NBC - Tina Fey as Liz Lemon
Ugly Betty ABC - America Ferrera as Betty Suarez
Weeds Showtime - Mary-Louise Parker as Nancy Botwin
Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series
Brothers & Sisters ABC - Sally Field as Nora Holden-Walker
The Closer TNT - Kyra Sedgwick as Deputy Chief Brenda Johnson
Damages FX Networks - Glenn Close as Patty Hewes
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - Mariska Hargitay as Olivia Benson
Saving Grace TNT - Holly Hunter as Grace Hanadarko
Outstanding Lead Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie
An American Crime Showtime - Catherine Keener as Gertrude Baniszewski
Bernard And Doris HBO - Susan Sarandon as Doris Duke
Cranford (Masterpiece Theatre) PBS - Dame Judi Dench as Miss Matty Jenkyns
John Adams HBO - Laura Linney as Abigail Adams
A Raisin In The Sun ABC - Phylicia Rashad as Lena Younger
Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series
Entourage HBO - Jeremy Piven as Ari Gold
Entourage HBO - Kevin Dillon as Johnny Drama
How I Met Your Mother - Neil Patrick Harris as Barney Stinson
The Office NBC - Rainn Wilson as Dwight Schrute
Two And A Half Men CBS - Jon Cryer as Alan Harper
Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series
Boston Legal ABC - William Shatner as Denny Crane
Damages FX Networks- Ted Danson as Arthur Frobisher
Damages FX Networks - Zeljko Ivanek as Ray Fisk e
Lost ABC - Michael Emerson as Ben
Mad Men AMC - John Slattery as Roger Sterling
Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie
John Adams HBO - David Morse as George Washington
John Adams HBO - Stephen Dillane as Thomas Jefferson
John Adams - Tom Wilkinson as Benjamin Franklin
Recount HBO - Denis Leary as Michael Whouley
Recount HBO - Bob Balaban as Ben Ginsberg
Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series
Pushing Daisies ABC - Kristin Chenoweth as Olive Snook
Samantha Who? ABC - Jean Smart as Regina Newly
Saturday Night Live NBC - Amy Poehler as Performer
Two And A Half Men CBS - Holland Taylor as Evelyn Harper
Ugly Betty ABC - Vanessa Williams as Wilhelmina Slater
Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series
Boston Legal ABC - Candice Bergen as Shirley Schmidt
Brothers & Sisters ABC - Rachel Griffiths as Sarah Walker-Whedon
Grey's Anatomy ABC - Chandra Wilson as Dr. Miranda Bailey
Grey's Anatomy ABC - Sandra Oh as Cristina Yang
In Treatment HBO - Dianne Wiest as Dr. Gina Toll
Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie
Cranford (Masterpiece Theatre) PBS - Eileen Atkins as Miss Deborah Jenkyns
Extras: The Extra Special Series Finale HBO - Ashley Jensen as Maggie Jacobs
Pictures Of Hollis Woods (Hallmark Hall Of Fame Presentation) CBS- Alfre Woodard as Edna Reilly
A Raisin In The Sun ABC - Audra McDonald as Ruth Younger
Recount HBO - Laura Dern as Katherine Harris
Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series
Curb Your Enthusiasm HBO - Shelley Berman as Nat David
30 Rock NBC - Rip Torn as Don Geiss
30 Rock NBC - Will Arnett as Devin Banks
30 Rock NBC - Steve Buscemi as Len
30 Rock NBC - Tim Conway as Bucky Bright
Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series
ER NBC - Stanley Tucci as Dr. Kevin Moretti
In Treatment HBO HBO Entertainment - Glynn Turman as Alex Sr.
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit NBC - Robin Williams as Merritt Rook
Mad Men AMC - Robert Morse as Bertram Cooper
Nip/Tuck FX Networks - Oliver Platt as Freddie Prune
Rescue Me FX Networks - Charles Durning as John Gavin, Sr.
Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series
Desperate Housewives ABC - Polly Bergen as Stella Wingfield
Desperate Housewives ABC - Kathryn Joosten as Karen McCluskey
Monk USA - Sarah Silverman as Marci Maven
30 Rock NBC - Carrie Fisher as Rosemary Howard
30 Rock NBC - Edie Falco as Celeste 'C.C.' Cunningham
30 Rock NBC - Elaine Stritch as Colleen Donaghy
Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series
Big Love HBO - Ellen Burstyn as Nancy Dutton
Grey's Anatomy ABC ABC Studios - Diahann Carroll as Jane Burke
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit NBC - Cynthia Nixon as Janis Donovan
Medium NBC - Anjelica Huston as Cynthia Keener
Nip/Tuck FX Networks - Sharon Gless as Colleen Rose
Outstanding Comedy Series
Curb Your Enthusiasm HBO
The Office NBC
30 Rock NBC
Two And A Half Men CBS
Outstanding Drama Series
Boston Legal ABC
Damages FX Networks
Mad Men AMC
The Andromeda Strain A&E
Cranford (Masterpiece Theatre) PBS
John Adams HBO
Tin Man Sci Fi Channel
Outstanding Writing For A Comedy Series
Flight Of The Conchords Yoko HBO
The Office Dinner Party NBC
Pushing Daisies Pie-Lette ABC
30 Rock Rosemary's Baby NBC
30 Rock Cooter NBC
Outstanding Writing For A Drama Series
Battlestar Galactica Six Of One Sci Fi Channel
Damages Pilot FX Networks
Mad Men Smoke Gets In Your Eyes (Pilot) AMC
Mad Men The Wheel AMC
The Wire 30 HBO
Outstanding Writing For A Variety, Music Or Comedy Program
The Colbert Report Comedy Central
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Comedy Central
Late Night With Conan O'Brien NBC
Late Show With David Letterman CBS
Saturday Night Live NBC
Outstanding Writing For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Dramatic Special
Bernard And Doris HBO
Cranford (Masterpiece Theatre) PBS
Extras: The Extra Special Series Finale HBO
John Adams Independence HBO
Continue reading: John Adams And Mad Men Lead Way For Tv Emmys
Writer/director McDonagh has dabbled in fairy tales before, in his grimly funny and ultraviolent stage plays like the Tarantino-esque The Lieutenant of Inishmore and, particularly, The Pillowman, which knocked Broadway audiences for a loop back in 2005 with its mix of bloody, Grimm-like Germanic storytelling and anonymous, Kafkaesque modernity. With his feature directorial debut (his short film, Six Shooter, won an Oscar in 2006), McDonagh takes his particular theatrical affinity for finding cockeyed laughs in horrendous situations and creates a precisely structured and knock-you-down hilarious comedy of violence with a film that (hopefully) announces a great new cinematic talent.
Continue reading: In Bruges Review
Richard Gere, perfectly cast, plays Clifford Irving, a down-and-out writer who in 1971 wrote (and nearly got published) a fake biography of Howard Hughes. Desperate to jump-start his career, Irving duped his editor Andrea Tate (Hope Davis) and the top dogs at McGraw-Hill into believing he was not only a friend of Hughes, the notorious recluse, but that the billionaire had tapped Irving to write his life story. Smelling a publishing sensation, McGraw-Hill offered Irving a then-record publishing deal, and the writer suddenly found himself the crown prince of the publishing world.
Continue reading: The Hoax Review
FRIENDS star David Schwimmer will make his Broadway, New York City, debut in a stage adaptation of HERMAN WOUK's best-selling novel THE CAINE MUTINY COURT-MARTIAL.
The American actor, who appeared in NEIL LaBUTES' play SOME GIRL(S) in London's West End this year (05), will star as LT BARNEY GREENWALD alongside Slovenian actor Zeljko Ivanek's QUEEG in Wouk's World War II tale, which was made into a movie in 1954 starring Humphrey Bogart.
Schwimmer is co-founder of the Lookingglass Theatre Company in Chicago, Illinois. The company was formed in 1988 with seven other graduates from Northwestern University where he studied acting.
For years filmmakers have been trying to reinvent the musical. "Evita" went big, "My Best Friend's Wedding" sneaked musical numbers into its semi-standard romantic comedy, the "South Park" movie mocked the cartoon musical while besting it with genuinely catchy tunes, "Love's Labour's Lost" was an homage to the Fred and Ginger sing-songs of the 1930s.
But no one has succeeded in making a truly modern movie musical, one that employs emerging filmmaking techniques instead of reaching back 50 years for inspiration. In fact, no one has ever even attempted something like "Dancer In the Dark."
Writer and director Lars von Trier -- the reclusive Dane behind the minimalist Dogme95 movement that espouses natural lighting, no props and handheld cameras -- discovers a way to marry his trademark sparseness with the unfettered showmanship of song and dance numbers in this daring retooling of the musical genre.
Continue reading: Dancer In The Dark Review
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