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Marjorie Prime Opening Arrivals

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

Željko Ivanek and Greg Pierce

Clever Little Lies Opening Arrivals

Zeljko Ivanek - Opening night for Clever Little Lies at the Westside Theatre - Arrivals. at Westside Theatre, - New York City, New York, United States - Tuesday 13th October 2015

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Zeljko Ivanek
Zeljko Ivanek

2015 Vineyard Theatre Gala - Arrivals

Zeljko Ivanek and Greg Pierce - The 2015 Vineyard Theatre Gala at the Edison Hotel Ballroom - Arrivals. at Edison Hotel Ballroom, - New York City, New York, United States - Monday 30th March 2015

Zeljko Ivanek and Greg Pierce

'The Oldest Boy' Opening Night After Party

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

Zeljko Ivanek and Greg Pierce

Billy And Ray Opening Night - Arrivals

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

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Seven Psychopaths Review


Excellent

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.

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Argo - Trailer Trailer


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.

Seven Psychopaths Trailer


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.

The Bourne Legacy Review


Good
Writer Gilroy adds directing to his Bourne chores, shifting the franchise into a cerebral thriller punctuated by plodding action sequences. It's watchable, but doesn't have enough sense of character or purpose to make us care about anything that happens.

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.

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The Words Trailer


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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John Adams And Mad Men Lead Way For Tv Emmys

By on 17 July 2008

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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
Entourage • HBO
The Office • NBC
30 Rock • NBC
Two And A Half Men • CBS

Outstanding Drama Series

Boston Legal • ABC
Damages • FX Networks
Dexter • Showtime
House • FOX
Lost • ABC
Mad Men • AMC

Outstanding Miniseries

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
Recount • HBO

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In Bruges Review


Excellent
The Bruges Chamber of Commerce should be delighted with at least part of Martin McDonagh's film In Bruges, as it provides an unprecedented and absolutely ravishing look at the architecture of this gorgeous Belgian town that appears to have been dropped into the 21st century from a pristine, fairy-tale version of the Middle Ages. They should be happy as a good number of people, after seeing the film, will be tempted to hop on the next flight to the little jewel box of a medieval village, all canals and pristinely preserved Gothic architecture. Such town boosters will be less delighted with other aspects of this dark-as-night comedy, in which a pair of hitmen hiding out in the town spend their time arguing over whether or not the town is, in fact, "a shithole." Later on, the guns come out, large quantities of blood are spilled, and a story that had been weaving a fairy-tale ambience up until that point turns into an entirely different kind of fairy tale -- one that doesn't exactly cater to tourists.

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.

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The Hoax Review


Very Good
Everybody loves a good con artist, a guy who can bluff his way into or out of anything. He's isn't violent, not a gangster, but a smooth-talking charmer whose poker face doesn't flinch no matter how dangerous or delicate the situation gets. Lasse Hallström's latest, The Hoax, offers a portrait of such a con artist, a real-life fabulist who makes James Frey (the disgraced "non-fiction" writer behind 2003's A Million Little Pieces) and his shenanigans look like chump change.

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.

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Schwimmer To Light Up Broadway


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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.

Dancer In The Dark Review


Very Good

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.

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Seven Psychopaths Movie Review

Seven Psychopaths Movie Review

Martin McDonagh gleefully plays with both the gang thriller genre and the moviemaking process with...

Argo - Trailer Trailer

Argo - Trailer Trailer

When the Iranian Revolution protests began to take place in 1979, their main target was...

Seven Psychopaths Trailer

Seven Psychopaths Trailer

Marty is a budding screenwriter in LA with hopes of completing his major screenplay 'Seven...

The Bourne Legacy Movie Review

The Bourne Legacy Movie Review

Writer Gilroy adds directing to his Bourne chores, shifting the franchise into a cerebral thriller...

The Words Trailer

The Words Trailer

Rory Jansen is a young writer who is failing to achieve any kind of literary...

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The Hoax Movie Review

The Hoax Movie Review

Everybody loves a good con artist, a guy who can bluff his way into or...

Dancer In The Dark Movie Review

Dancer In The Dark Movie Review

Early on in Dancer in the Dark, Peter Stormare confesses to Björk that he doesn't...

The Manchurian Candidate Movie Review

The Manchurian Candidate Movie Review

Director Jonathan Demme's remake of "The Manchurian Candidate" is eerily effective in bringing the 1962...

Dogville Movie Review

Dogville Movie Review

Lars von Trier's peculiar compulsion to humiliate his heroines (and by extension the actresses who...

Hannibal Movie Review

Hannibal Movie Review

The "Silence of the Lambs" sequel is finally here, and while it is certainly unsettling...

Dancer In The Dark Movie Review

Dancer In The Dark Movie Review

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