Rosamund Pike and Daniel Bruhl take us behind the scenes of their gritty new thriller 7 Days In Entebbe.
Summary: As the government asks the Avengers to be brought together under the one umbrella Tony Stark/Iron-Man (Robert Downey Jnr.) and Steve Rodgers/Captain America find themselves going to war as they both stand for their ideals.
Australian Cinema Release Date: 28th April 2016
Australian DVD Release Date: TBA
Country: United States
Director: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
Screenwriter: Christopher Markus, Steven McFeely, Mark Millar (comic book), Jack Kirby (characters), Joe Simon (characters)
Cast: Gozie Agbo (Dr. Broussard), Paul Bettany (Vision), Chadwick Boseman (T’Challa/Black Panther), Daniel Bruhl (Zemo), Don Cheadle (Lieutenant James Rhodes/War Machine), Kerry Condon (Friday (voice)), Hope Davis (Maria Stark), Robert Downey Jnr. (Tony Stark/Iron-Man), Chris Evans (Steve Rodgers/Captain America), Gene Farber (Karpov), Martin Freeman (Everett K. Ross), Frank Grillo (Brock Rumlow/Crossbones), Tom Holland (Peter Parker/Spider-Man), William Hurt (Secretary of State Thaddeus Ross), Scarlett Johansson (Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow), John Kani (King T’Chaka), Anthony Mackie (Sam Wilson/Falcon), Elizabeth Olsen (Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch), Jim Rash (M.I.T. Liaison), Jeremy Renner (Clint Barton/Hawkeye), Paul Rudd (Scott Lang/Ant-Man), John Slattery (Howard Stark), Sebastian Stan (Bucky Barnes/Winter Solider), Marisa Tomei (May Parker), Emily VanCamp (Sharon Carter), Alfre Woodard (Miriam), Jane Wu (U.N. Staffer Wu)
Runtime: 147 mins
So far 2016 has delivered mixed results for comic book fans right around the world. While we were very impressed with the way that Deadpool stuck to the comic itself despite the possibility of making it a cinema unfriendly film we were all disappointed that Batman vs Superman: Dawn Of Justice didn’t live up to the dizzying heights we all wanted it to. With those results echoing in our heads we all approached Captain America: Civil War with some trepidation. Even as a series in itself Marvel’s Avengers series has been up and down. While Captain America: Winter Soldier was a brilliant film, Avengers: Age Of Ultron was a bit of a letdown. Well you can all take a big breath and relax comic book fans because Captain America: Civil War delivers with a massive payload.
For those that haven’t read the comics surrounding the Marvel Civil War series Captain America: Civil War sees Steve Rodgers/Captain America (Chris Evans – Snowpiercer) go head-to-head with Tony Stark/Ironman (Robert Downey Jnr. – The Judge) after Rodgers decides that he can’t be part of the Avengers if it means they now have to answer to Government department… as he points out Governments can have agendas. With pressure mounting after a mission led by Captain America, Falcon (Anthony Mackie – The Hurt Locker), Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen – Godzilla) and Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson- Lucy) ends in civilian casualties Stark is quick to sign the agreement but Rodgers refuses.
Tensions rise even more when the new Government led Avengers are asked to bring in Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan – The Martian) after he is blamed for a terrorist attack. Something that Rodgers believes he is innocent of. Cue the war.
When leaving the cinema after the premiere of Captain America: Civil War one thing was going through my mind, and that was that the Russo Brothers who directed this film and true action film geniuses. Trying to fit so many comic book characters into one film could have failed really badly. In their hands it doesn’t. For many directors (I’m looking at you Zack Snyder and Michael Bay) this film would have been an excuse to throw characterisation right out the window and instead just concentrate on explosions and fighting galore. That isn’t the case here, while the film not only allows fans to know exactly how each Avenger is feeling as the split happens we also get an introduction to two new Avengers – Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman – Gods Of Egypt) and Spider-Man (Tom Holland – In The Heart Of The Sea) and get a real feel for their characters despite the fact that time doesn’t allow for a huge introduction into their lives.
The characterisation really comes to the fore though with the friendship breakdown between Steve Rodgers and Tony Stark though. This isn’t just simply raised fists at twenty paces like it was in Batman vs Superman, no Civil War really allows the audience to see the pain the two men are going through as their friendship erodes and as a result it is easier to understand exactly what leads to the battles that we end up witnessing.
Having said that though the Russos have not forgotten that a movie like this needs action sequences and boy do they deliver on that level. If you were impressed with the action scenes in Winter Soldier then you are going to be blown away with what you see here. While Iron Man and Captain America’s hand-to-hand battle is something that every true comic book fan is going to savour what really steals the show here is the amazing car chase involving Falcon, Cap and Winter Solider, and then of course the epic airport battle that is truly Avenger vs Avenger with battle lines drawn. While the Russos make this scene look good, they also bring in some creative use of the environment around the characters and also manage to deliver some light hearted moments made possible by the smart-ass antics of Spider-Man and Ant-Man (Paul Rudd – Role Models). You wouldn’t think that action and comedy would gel so well together, but somehow the Russos manage to pull it off. So impressive are what the Russos seem to be able to do with action sequences it has to be said that they are now the best action directors around currently and they are doing for the genre what James Cameron did with the Terminator films all those years ago.
So good is the screenplay for Captain America: Civil War that this is one of the first times in this franchise that the actors have really had a chance to show their skills. Robert Downey Jnr. brings his acting A-Game to this film, he seriously puts as much effort in here as he did in dramatic films like The Judge. Even Chris Evans shows that he is more than just a pretty boy actor while Paul Rudd is backed up the comedic stakes by Tom Holland who brings a fresh new feel to the Spider-Man character. While it does take a bit to get used to Holland as Spider-Man his wise-cracking version of Peter Parker does grow you and by the time he exits the screen you find yourself looking forward to the forthcoming Spider-Man movie.
Captain America: Civil War is what we all dreamed it would be… it fact it goes beyond expectations. If it wasn’t just a little bit long you would have to say that it is the perfect action film. With spectacular action sequences, great suspense and a well-written screenplay this is one film I am going to watch over and over.
You can hear Adam Ross’s Captain America: Civil War review on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Ep #174.
You can hear Nick Gardener’s Captain America: Civil War review on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Ep #174.
Other Subculture Entertainment Captain America: Civil War reviews: You can also listen to our full Captain America: Civil War review on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Ep #174.
The 2013 SAG Awards nominations are now in. Here they are:
Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Leading Role
Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Leading Role
Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Supporting Role
Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Supporting Role
Outstanding Performance By A Cast In A Motion Picture
Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Television Movie or Mini-Series
Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Television Movie or Mini-Series
Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Drama Series
Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Drama Series
Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Comedy Series
Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Comedy Series
Outstanding Performance By An Ensemble In A Drama Series
Outstanding Performance By An Ensemble In A Comedy Series
STUNT ENSEMBLE HONORS
Outstanding Action Performance By A Stunt Ensemble In A Motion Picture
Outstanding Action Performance By A Stunt Ensemble In A Comedy or Drama Series
The 2014 Golden Globe Award nominations are in, here they are:
Best Actor In A Mini-Series or TV Movie
Best Actor In A Motion Picture, Drama
Best Actor In A Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
Best Actor In A TV Series, Comedy
Best Actor In A TV Series, Drama
Best Actress In A Mini-Series or TV Movie
Best Actress In A Motion Picture, Drama
Best Actress In A Motion Picture, Musical Or Comedy
Best Actress In A TV Series, Comedy
Best Actress In A TV Series, Drama
Best Animated Feature Film
Best Director – Motion Picture
Best Foreign Language Film
Best Motion Picture, Drama
Best Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical
Best Original Score, Motion Picture
Best Original Song – Motion Picture
Best Screenplay – Motion Picture
Best Supporting Actor In A Motion Picture
Best Supporting Actor In A Series, Mini-Series or TV Movie
Best Supporting Actress In A Motion Picture
Best Supporting Actress In A Series, Mini-Series Or TV Movie
Best TV Movie or Mini-Series
Best TV Series, Comedy
Best TV Series, Drama
Summary: A look at the relationship between WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and his early supporter and eventual colleague Daniel Domscheit-Berg, and the irreparable rift between the two friends.
Australian Cinema Release Date: 14th November, 2013
Australian DVD Release Date: TBA
Country: USA, Belgium
Director: Bill Condon
Screenwriter: Josh Singer, Daniel Domscheit-Berg (novel), Luke Harding (novel), David Leigh (novel)
Cast: Alexander Beyer (Marcel Rosenbach), Jamie Blackley (Ziggy), Moritz Bleibtreu (Marcus), Amir Boutrous (Mutassim Al-Gaddafi), Philip Bretherton (Bill Keller), Daniel Bruhl (Daniel Berg), Peter Capaldi (Alan Rushbridger), Michael Culkin (Ralph Zilke), Bendict Cumberbatch (Julian Assange), Darren Evans (Private Manning), Mimi Ferrer (Shida Haliseh), Michael Kranz (Otto), Lydia Leonard (Alex Lang), Laura Linney (Sarah Shaw), Anthony Mackie (Sam Coulson), Axel Milberg (Hans), Joseph Kintua Muriuki (John Paul Oulu), Peter King Nzioki (Oscar Kamau Kingara), Ben Rook (Young Julian), Alexander Siddig (Dr. Tarek Haliseh), Dan Stevens (Ian Katz), Anatole Taubman (Holger Stark), David Thewlis (Nick Davies), Stanley Tucci (James Boswell), Carice van Houten (Birgitta Jonsdottir), Alicia Vikander (Anke Domscheit)
Runtime: 128 mins
Please check Dave’s review of ‘The Fifth Estate’ that is available on Entertainment Scene 360
Please check Nick’s review of ‘Ain’t The Bodies Saints’ that is available on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Ep #58
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A featurette has just been released for ‘The Fifth Estate’ the new film directed by Bill Condon which is a biographical tale of the life of Julian Assange. The film stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Anthony Mackie, Stanley Tucci and Daniel Bruhl and will be released in the United States on the 18th October.
Summary: Annie, Jean, Claude, Albert and Jeanne have been friends for more than 40 years. So when memories let them down, heart rates quicken and their families plot their futures in retirement homes they decide to rebel and all live together. To help make their lives a little easier they hire young student (Daniel Br hl), who is initially a quiet observer but is soon drawn in to the group dynamic. Their new communal lifestyle provides plenty of surprises, challenges and adventure but soon stirs up memories and hidden secrets from years gone by. In order to find happiness together in their golden years the five friends must come to terms with their past, their mistakes, and their limitations. This charming and moving story proves that youthful exuberance and happiness can be found at any age, with a little creative thinking.
Australian Cinema Release Date: 26th July, 2012
Australian DVD Release Date: 28th November, 2012
Director: Stephane Robelin
Screenwriter: Stephane Robelin
Cast: Shemss Audat (Soraya), Guy Bedos (Jean Colin), Daniel Bruhl (Dirk), Geraldine Chaplin (Annie Colin), Caroline Clerc (Madame Rolland), Jane Fonda (Jeanne), Gwendoline Hamon (Sabine), Bernard Malaka (Bernard), Claude Rich (Claude Blanchard), Pierre Richard (Albert), Alexandre Robelin (Hugo), Lili Robelin (Lola), Tom Robelin (Milan), Camino Texeira (Maria)
Runtime: 96 mins
Dave Griffiths’s ‘And If We All Lived Together’ Review:
And If We All Lived Together sees the French produce a racier version of the great The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel with differing results. On one hand the film’s characterization makes for a joyful watch, but on the other hand there are several aspects of the film that are a real let down.
Directed by Stephane Robelin (Real Movie, Pile ou Face) sees a group of people who have been friends for over forty years decide to move in together in a bid to look after each other.
Each person is very much an individual despite the fact that they are in the later stages of their life. There is Jeanne (Jane Fonda – Georgia Rule, Monster-In-Law) who is seriously ill and refusing treatment or to tell anyone how sick she is. Then there is her husband, Albert (Pierre Richard – Le Grande Restaurant, Le Mystere) whose dementia makes him extremely difficult to live with.
Then there is the second married couple, Jean (Guy Bedos – Moi Michel G Milliardaire Maitre Du Monde, Survivre Avec Les Loups) and Annie (Geraldine Chaplin – Hostias, O Apostolo) who always seem to be fighting and then making up, they literally seem to disagree on everything.
Last but not least comes Claude (Claude Rich – Final Flourish, Bancs Publics) who despite his age has an insatiably sexual appetite. Keeping them all in line is young university student, Dirk (Daniel Bruhl) who is also studying the group for his thesis.
Some parts of Stephane Robelin’s script are absolutely sensational. The fact that the film is so well written that you instantly fall in love with the characters is a big plus, as is the fact that its willing to tackle some serious social taboos, but And If We All Lived Together never becomes as truly great as it could have been because of a seriously disappointing finale that almost makes you want to scream at the screen.
Also making this a great watch is the fine performance from Jane Fonda who has actually been missing from the big screen for four years now. She leads an amazing ensemble with a performance that is clearly Oscar worthy. Her touching scenes with Daniel Bruhl are one thing that will certainly remain in your memory after you have left the cinema.
This is the kind of film that you will watch once and thoroughly enjoy, but it’s not the kind of film that will you have wanting to watch it over and over. It’s good but with a little bit more work could have been brilliant.
Other Subculture Media Reviews of ‘And If We All Lived Together: http://www.helium.com/items/2348163-movie-reviews-and-if-we-all-lived-together-2011.
Rating: 3/5 Stars
Summary:Manhattan couple Marion and Mingus, who each have children from prior relationships, find their comfortable family dynamic jostled by a visit from Marion’s relatives.
Australian Cinema Release Date: 22nd Novmeber, 2012
Australian DVD Release Date: TBA
Country: France, Germany, Belgium
Director: Julie Delpy
Screenwriter: Julie Delpy, Alexia Landeau, Alexandre Nahon
Cast: Pan Bandhu (Joe), Dylan Baker (Ron), Daniel Bruhl (The Oak Fairy), Kate Burton (Bella), Erin Darke (Cynthia (voice)), Albert Delpy (Jeannot), Julie Delpy (Marion), Arthur French (Lee Robinson), Vincent Gallo (himself), Marcus Ho (Johnny), Gregory Korostishevsky), Alexia Landeau (Rose), Carmen Lopez (Julia), Alex Manette (John Kelly), Alexandre Nahon (Manu), Petronia Paley (Carol Robinson), Bhavesh Patel (Justin), Talen Ruth Riley (Willow), Chris Rock (Mingus), Owen Shipman (Lulu), Johnny Tran (Van), Mai Loan Tran (Ahn), Emily Wagner (Susan), Malinda Williams (Elizabeth)
Runtime: 92 mins
Dave Griffiths’s ‘2 Days In New York’ Review: Please see episode #09 of our The Good The Bad The Ugly Podcast to hear the Subculture Media review of ‘2 Days In New York’.
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