Tagged: Paranoia

Russell Crowe

Soap television shows. Yes, they quite often have some very tragic story-lines, terribly clichéd dialogue and some woeful acting, but believe or not some of the finest actors going around today got their start in the acting world in those dreaded soaps. Let’s have a look at some actors who have soap operas to thank for launching them.

Russell Crowe: It’s hard to imagine that screen strong man Russell Crowe started his career off in a soap opera. The actor, who hails from New Zealand, may have made a name for himself winning an Oscar for playing the tough Maximus in Ridley Scott’s “Gladiator,” but he started his acting career in an Australia soap opera called “Neighbours.” As a television show, “Neighbours” is often joked about, yet has been the starting ground for many a young celebrity including Dean Geyer, Kylie Minogue and even Guy Pearce. The ‘soft’ opening to his career certainly didn’t hold back Crowe who has become a megastar and has performed in many memorable films including “The Insider” and “A Beautiful Mind,” which also earned him Oscar nominations.

Susan Sarandon: There isn’t much that Susan Sarandon has achieved during her acting career. She has appeared in classic films such as “Thelma & Louise” and “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” as well as receiving a number of Oscar nominations over the years – for films such as “Atlantic City,” “Lorenzo’s Oil” and “The Client.” She even won an Oscar in 1996 for her role in “Dead Man Walking,” but what most people don’t realise is that five years before she made a name for herself in “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” she spent a year playing Patrice Kahlman in television soap “A World Apart.”

Chris Hemsworth: These days, movie fans know Aussie actor Chris Hemsworth mainly as “Thor,” the God with the Hammer that has had two feature films of his own as well as appearing in the big action blockbuster “The Avengers.” The last few years has seen Hemsworth appear in a number of big films including “Rush,” the “Star Trek” franchise, “Red Dawn,” “Snow White + The Huntsman” and “The Cabin In The Woods,” but before that Hemsworth was known to Australians as a soap star. He first made a guest appearance in “Neighbours” before starring in the other ‘rival’ soap “Home & Away” for three years.

Liam Hemsworth: Of course, it wouldn’t be right to mention Chris Hemsworth without mentioning his brother Liam who is known right around the world as the quiet and brooding Gale Hawthorne in “The Hunger Games” franchise. Liam also made a name for himself as a soap star in Australia before making his way to Hollywood. In an exact opposite to his brother, Liam started his career with a guest spot in “Home And Away” before landing a semi-regular role in “Neighbours” playing  Josh Taylor. Liam Hemsworth has also made a name for himself in America appearing in “The Expendables 2” and “Paranoia” alongside Harrison Ford.

Josh Duhamel: Many wrongfully believe that modern day big screen star Josh Duhamel got his acting break on television drama “Las Vegas,” where he played intelligent detective Danny McCoy. That theory however is wrong because Duhamel had been on the small screen years earlier than that as he played Leo du Pres in “All My Children” from 1999 to 2002. In only a storyline that only soap operas could get away with, Leo disappeared over a waterfall and his body was never found again. Since those days, Duhamel has made his way onto the big screen and appeared in “Transformers,” “When In Rome” and “Life As We Know It.”

So if you’re a budding young actor and you get cast in a television soap, certainly don’t think that the role on offer is beneath you, because as you can see, so many great big screen actors of today started with a role in the humble television soap.

The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show

The boys are back for the first time in 2014. This week on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Nick, Adam, Dave and Greg take a look at new release films ‘47 Ronin’, ‘Convict’, ‘Her’, ‘The Great Beauty’, ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’, ‘Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones’, ‘Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit’ and ‘The Wolf Of Wall Street’. This episode also features interviews with Leonardo DiCaprio, Martin Scorsese, Chris Pine, Kevin Costner and Keira Knightley. The boys also launch a new competitions where you can win copies of ‘Big Ass Spider’ and ‘Paranoia’.

To listen to the show you can download it for free from our Podcast Channel – Listen/Download here

5 Stars

What Maisie KnewWHAT MAISIE KNEW

The Way Way BackTHE WAY WAY BACK

MudMUD

BrokenBROKEN

TranceTRANCE

Rust And BoneRUST AND BONE

West Of MemphisWEST OF MEMPHIS

Django UnchainedDJANGO UNCHAINED

 

Monsters Inc 3DMONSTERS INC

 

4.5 Stars

JobsJOBS

What's In A NameWHAT’S IN A NAME

The PaperboyTHE PAPERBOY FlightFLIGHT

Jack ReacherJACK REACHER

 

4 Stars

PhilomenaPHILOMENA

American Hustle PosterAMERICAN HUSTLE

Lygon Street Si parla ItalianoLYGON STREET: SI PARLA ITALIANO

Ain't Them Bodies SaintsAIN’T THEM BODIES SAINTS

Fruitvale StationFRUITVALE STATION

We're The MillersWE’RE THE MILLERS

100 Bloody Acres100 BLOODY ACRES

In The HouseIN THE HOUSE

Man Of SteelMAN OF STEEL

EpicEPIC

World War ZWORLD WAR Z

Farewell My QueenFAREWELL, MY QUEEN

Still MineSTILL MINE

The Odd Life Of Timothy GreenTHE ODD LIFE OF TIMOTHY GREEN

Star Trek Into DarknessSTAR TREK INTO DARKNESS

The Other SonTHE OTHER SON

Jurassic ParkJURASSIC PARK 3D

The CroodsTHE CROODS

Warm BodiesWARM BODIES

War WitchREBELLE/WAR WITCH

PerformancePERFORMANCE

Hyde Park On WilsonHYDE PARK ON HUDSON

Oz The Great And PowerfulOZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL

Safe HavenSAFE HAVEN

Silver Linings PlaybookSILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK

Life Of PiLIFE OF PI

 

ParaNormanPARANORMAN

ComplianceCOMPLIANCE

The ImpossibleTHE IMPOSSIBLE

Zero Dark ThirtyZERO DARK THIRTY

 

3.5 Stars

The Secret Life Of Walter MittyTHE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY

Kill Your DarlingsKILL YOUR DARLINGS

Jackass Presents Bad GrandpaJACKASS PRESENTS: BAD GRANDPA

LovelaceLOVELACE

TurboTURBO

The EastTHE EAST

Despicable Me 2DESPICABLE ME 2

The InternshipTHE INTERNSHIP

SinisterSINISTER

The CallTHE CALL

Olympus Has FallenOLYMPUS HAS FALLEN

OblivionOBLIVION

Escape From Planet EarthESCAPE FROM PLANET EARTH

Jack The Giant SlayerJACK THE GIANT SLAYER

Cloud AtlasCLOUD ATLAS

The Last StandTHE LAST STAND

You Will Meet A Tall Dark StrangerYOU WILL MEET A TALL DARK STRANGER

3 Stars

Battle Of The Year PosterBATTLE OF THE YEAR

The Hunger games Catching Fire PosterTHE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE

The Fifth EstateTHE FIFTH ESTATE

Percy Jackson Sea Of MonstersPERCY JACKSON: SEA OF MONSTERS

Kick-Ass 2KICK-ASS 2

The WolverineTHE WOLVERINE

Monsters UniversityMONSTERS UNIVERSITY

Fast & Furious 6FAST & FURIOUS 6

Happiness Never Comes AloneHAPPINESS NEVER COMES ALONE

Dead Man DownDEAD MAN DOWN

SnitchSNITCH

The Place Beyond The PinesTHE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES

Evil DeadEVIL DEAD

The Big WeddingTHE BIG WEDDING

Iron Man 3IRON MAN 3

DriftDRIFT

Return To Nim's IslandRETURN TO NIM’S ISLAND

Mt ZionMT ZION

Promised LandPROMISED LAND

A Good Day To Die HardA GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD

BlinderBLINDER

Great ExpectationsGREAT EXPECTATIONS

Broken CityBROKEN CITY

Side EffectsSIDE EFFECTS

I Give It A Year Helium ReviewI GIVE IT A YEAR

Anna Karenina

ANNA KARENINA LincolnLINCOLN

HitchcockHITCHCOCK

 

 

This Is 40THIS IS 40

 

 

 

2.5 Stars

Night Train To LisbonNIGHT TRAIN TO LISBON

Runner RunnerRUNNER RUNNER

Tim Winton's The TurningTHE TURNING (2013)

The Smurfs 2aTHE SMURFS 2

PlanesPLANES

White House DownWHITE HOUSE DOWN

Paranoia PosterPARANOIA

Red 2RED 2

The Mortal Instrument City Of BonesTHE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF BONES (2013)

ElysiumELYSIUM

Mystery Road2MYSTERY ROAD

The Great GatsbyTHE GREAT GATSBY

Camille RewindsCAMILLE REWINDS

War Of The WorldsJEFF WAYNE’S MUSICAL VERSION OF THE WAR OF THE WORLDS ALIVE ON STAGE! THE NEW GENERATION

Spring BreakersSPRING BREAKERS

The Company You KeepTHE COMPANY YOU KEEP

Identity ThiefIDENTITY THIEF

ZambeziaADVENTURES IN ZAMBEZIA

In The FogIN THE FOG

The Incredible Burt WonderstoneTHE INCREDIBLE BURT WONDERSTONE

21 & Over21 AND OVER

Save Your LegsSAVE YOUR LEGS

Cirque du Soleil; Worlds AwayCIRQUE DU SOLEIL: WORLDS AWAY

Hansel & Gretel Witch Hunters

 HANSEL AND GRETEL: WITCH HUNTERS

Gangster SquadGANGSTER SQUAD

2 Stars

Anchorman 2ANCHORMAN 2: THE LEGEND CONTINUES

The CounselorTHE COUNSELOR (2013)

Insidious Chapter 2INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 2

Lasseter's Bones

Grown Ups 2GROWN UPS 2

One Direction PosterONE DIRECTION: THIS IS US (2013)

R.I.P.D.R.I.P.D. (2013)

SharknadoSHARKNADO

The World's EndTHE WORLD’S END

After EarthAFTER EARTH

A Haunted HouseA HAUNTED HOUSE

The Hangover Part IIITHE HANGOVER PART III

Cheerful Weather For The WeddingCHEERFUL WEATHER FOR THE WEDDING

Haute CuisineHAUTE CUISINE

The HostTHE HOST

Beautiful CreaturesBEAUTIFUL CREATURES

The Guilt TripTHE GUILT TRIP

1.5 Stars

Scary Movie 5SCARY MOVIE 5

G.I. Joe RetaliationG.I. JOE: RETALIATION

1 Star

Stranger By The LakeSTRANGER BY THE LAKE

0.5 Stars

Movie 43MOVIE 43

 

Harrison Ford

The boys from ‘The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show’ take a look at the best and worst Harrison Ford films.

 

ADAM ROSS’ LIST

The Mosquito Coast

BEST

  • Apocalypse Now
  • The Conversation
  • Blade Runner
  • Witness
  • The Mosquito Coast
  • Presumed Innocent
  • Frantic
  • Working Girl
  • What Lies Beneath
  • Patriot Games
  • The Fugitive

WORST

  • The Devil’s Own
  • Air Force One
  • Six Days, Seven Nights
  • K-19: The Widowmaker
  • Hollywood Homicide
  • Firewall
  • Indiana Jones & The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull
  • Crossing Over
  • Extraordinary Measures

 

DAVID GRIFFITHS’ LIST

Clear And Present Danger

BEST

  • American Graffiti
  • Raiders Of The Lost Ark
  • Blade Runner
  • Clear And Present Danger
  • The Fugitive

MOST OVERRATED

  • The Star Wars Trilogy

SURPRISINGLY GOOD

  • Cowboys & Aliens
  • Morning Glory

WORST

  • Paranoia
  • Extraordinary Measures
  • Indiana Jones & The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull
  • Six Days, Seven Nights
  • Hollywood Homicide

NICK GARDENER’S LIST

American Graffiti

  • Witness
  • Air Force One
  • Blade Runner
  • The Fugitive
  • American Graffiti
  • Star Wars Trilogy
  • Indiana Jones Franchise (first three)
  • Bruno

WORST

  • Cowboys & Aliens
  • Indiana Jones & The Kingdom of The Crystal Skull
  • Star Wars: Holiday Special

 

GREG KING’S LIST

Indiana Jones & The Last Crusade

  • Star Wars Trilogy
  • Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade
  • Blade Runner
  • Witness
  • Presumed Innocent
  • Patriot Games
  • Clear And Present Danger
  • The Fugitive
  • Frantic
  • Air Force One

Worst

  • Sabrina
  • The Devil’s Own
  • Six Days, Seven Nights
  • Random Hearts
  • Hollywood Homicide
  • Extraordinary Measures
  • Crossing Over

 

 

 

 

 

Gary Oldman

The boys from ‘The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show’ take a look at the best and worst Gary Oldman films.

 

ADAM ROSS’ LIST

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

BEST

  • Sid & Nancy
  • State Of Grace
  • JFK
  • Dracula
  • True Romance
  • Leon: The Professional
  • Murder In The First
  • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
  • Lawless

WORST

  • The Fifth Element
  • Air Force One
  • Hannibal
  • Backwards

 

DAVID GRIFFITHS’ LIST

 

Harry Potter & The Order Of The PhoenixBEST

  • Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
  • Harry Potter & The Order Of The Phoenix
  • The Dark Knight
  • The Book Of Eli
  • Sid And Nancy

SURPRISINGLY GOOD

  • The Unborn
  • Planet 51

OVERRATED

  • Air Force One

WORST

  • Red Riding Hood
  • Kung Fu Panda 2
  • Lost In Space
  • Paranoia
  • Hannibal

NICK GARDENER’S LIST

Rosencrantz

BEST

  • Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead
  • JFK
  • Romeo Is Bleeding
  • Air Force One
  • The Dark Knight
  • Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
  • Harry Potter Franchise
  • Sid And Nancy

WORST

  • Lost In Space
  • The Fifth Element

 

GREG KING’S LIST

Leon

BEST

  • Sid And Nancy
  • Leon: The Professional
  • Air Force One
  • The Dark Knight
  • Lawless
  • Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
  • Nil By Mouth

WORST

  • The Fifth Element
  • Lost In Space
  • Red Riding Hood
  • The Unborn

 

The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show

This week on the show Dave, Nick, Adam and Greg take a look at new release films ‘The Wizard Of Oz 3D’, ‘The Gatekeepers’, ‘White House Down’, ‘The Earth Wins’ and ‘Paranoia’ . This episode also features interviews with Channing Tatum, Roland Emmerich, Gary Oldman, Liam Hemsworth and the Associate Director of the Environmental Film Festival Melbourne – Chris Gerbing.  The boys also have a look at the best and worst films that Gary Oldman and Harrison Ford have made over their careers.

We also launch our competition in which you have a chance to win passes to see ‘The East’ thanks to Cinema Nova, Melbourne.

To listen to the show you can download it for free from our Podcast Channel – Listen/Download here

Paranoia Poster

Summary: An entry-level employee at a powerful corporation finds himself occupying a corner office, but at a dangerous price: he must spy on his boss’s old mentor to secure for him a multi-billion dollar advantage.

Year: 2013

Australian Cinema Release Date: 5th September, 2013

Australian DVD Release Date: TBA

Country: USA, France

Director: Robert Luketic

Screenwriter: Jason Dean Hall, Barry Levy, Joseph Finder (novel)

Cast: Emberth Davidtz (Dr. Judith Bolton), Brendan Dooling (Dylan Goddard), Richard Dreyfuss (Frank Cassidy), Haley Finnegan (Chelsea), Harrison Ford (Jock Goddard), Amber Heard (Emma Jennings), Liam Hemsworth (Adam Cassidy), Charles Hofheimer (Richard McAllister), Josh Holloway (Agent Gamble),  Kevin Kilner (Tom Lungren), Guy Lemaitre (George Gardelo), Christine Marzano (Nora Summers), Julian McMahon (Miles Meechum), Mark Moses (Dr. Butson), Gary Oldman (Nicolas Wyatt), William Peltz (Morgan), Angela Sarafysn (Allison), Lucas Till (Kevin), Karen Vicks (Lydia)

Runtime: 106 mins

Classification:M

OUR REVIEWS/RATINGS OF ‘PARANOIA’:

Dave Griffiths: Stars(2.5)

Please check Dave’s review of ‘Paranoia’ that is available on The Helium Entertainment Channel

Greg King: Stars(2)

Please check Greg’s review of ‘Paranoia’ that is available on www.filmreviews.com.au

Nick Gardener: Stars(2.5)

Please check Nick’s review of ‘Paranoia’ that is available on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Ep 48

Average Subculture Rating (out of 5): Stars(2.5)

IMDB Rating:  Paranoia (2013) on IMDb

Other Subculture Media Reviews of ‘Paranoia′: For more in-depth reviews of ‘Paranoia’ please check The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Ep 48

Trailer:

Paranoia Poster

A new featurette has just been released for the forthcoming ‘Paranoia’

An entry-level employee at a powerful corporation finds himself occupying a corner office, but at a dangerous price: he must spy on his boss’s old mentor to secure for him a multi-billion dollar advantage.

Cast: Liam Hemsworht, Amber Heard, Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman, Embeth Davidtz, Richard Dreyfuss

Director:
Robert Luketic