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 Stan has today announced that the brand new event series The Comey Rulestarring Jeff Daniels (The Newsroom) as former FBI Director James Comey and Brendan Gleeson (Mr. Mercedes) as President Donald J. Trump, will premiere on back-to-back nights in late November.

The two-part, four-hour event series was adapted for the screen and directed by Oscar® nominated screenwriter Billy Ray (Captain Phillips, Shattered Glass) and executive produced by Shane Salerno, Alex Kurtzman, Heather Kadin and Ray.

Based on Comey’s No. 1 New York Times best-selling book A Higher Loyalty, and more than a year of additional interviews with a number of key principals, The Comey Rule  is an immersive, behind-the-headlines account of the historically turbulent events surrounding the 2016 presidential election and its aftermath, which divided a nation.

The Comey Rule is not a biopic of one man, but is instead the story of two powerful figures, Comey and Trump, whose strikingly different personalities, ethics and loyalties put them on a collision course.

The Comey Rule  takes us on an insider’s journey down the corridors of power, where decision-makers struggle to apply old norms to a dramatic new paradigm in the face of Russia’s deep and unprecedented penetration into American politics, with a nation’s rule of law hanging in the balance. Each character’s actions in these historic months made the careers of some, destroyed the careers of others and helped shape the incendiary political landscape we live in today. Part one of the series examines the earliest days of the Russia investigation, the FBI’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails and their impact on Election Night 2016, when Donald Trump stunned the world and was elected president. Part two is a virtual day-by-day account of the tempestuous relationship between Comey and Trump and the intense and chaotic first months of the Trump presidency – where allies became enemies, enemies became friends and truth depended on what side you were on.

The Comey Rule features an ensemble of Oscar, Emmy, Golden Globe®and Tony® winning talent, including Holly Hunter (The Piano) as former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates, Michael Kelly (Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan) as former FBI Director Andrew McCabe, Jennifer Ehle (Zero Dark Thirty) as Patrice Comey, Scoot McNairy (Halt and Catch Fire) as former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, Jonathan Banks (Better Call Saul) as former National Intelligence Director James Clapper, Oona Chaplin (Game of Thrones) as former FBI lawyer Lisa Page, Amy Seimetz (The Girlfriend Experience) as former FBI lawyer Trisha Anderson, Steven Pasquale (The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story) as former FBI agent Peter Strzok, Peter Coyote (The Disappearance) as Robert Mueller and Kingsley Ben-Adir (High Fidelity) as President Barack Obama. Steve Zissis (Togetherness), Shawn Doyle (House of Cards), Brian d’Arcy James (Spotlight), Dalmar Abuzeid (Anne with an E), William Sadler (When They See Us), Richard Thomas (Tell Me Your Secrets), T.R. Knight (Grey’s Anatomy), Joe Lo Truglio (Brooklyn Nine-Nine), Spencer Garrett (Bombshell), Michael Hyatt (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend), Damon Gupton (Black Lightning) and Seann Gallagher (Good Witch) also star.

The Comey Rule will premiere late November, only on Stan. Airdate to be announced soon.

Assassin's Creed

If you’re a gamer than chances are you have been counting down the days to New Year’s Day because you know it’s the day that Assassin’s Creed lands in cinemas. Well put down your controllers for a moment because we have some Assassin’s Creed interviews to wet your appetite.

 

Michael Fassbender – Cal Lynch/Aguilar

 

Michael K. Williams – Moussa

 

Jeremy Irons – Rikkin

 

Brendan Gleeson – Joseph Lynch

 

Marion Cotillard – Sofia

Avengers 2

We all know that popularity is everything in the Entertainment game so what have been the Top 25 Movies and Television shows that internet users have been searching for over the past week?

  1. Avengers: Age Of Ultron – Robert Downey Jnr, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth
  2. Guardians Of The Galaxy – Chris Pratt, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Zoe Saldana
  3. Sons Of Anarchy – Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal, Mark Boone Junior, Tommy Flanagan
  4. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Megan Fox, Will Arnett, William Fichtner, Noel Fisher
  5. Game Of Thrones – Lean Headey, Peter Dinklage, Maisie Williams, Emilia Clarke
  6. The Walking Dead – Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies, Steven Yuen
  7. The Giver – Brenton Thwaites, Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Taylor Swift
  8. If I Stay – Chloe Grace Moretz, Mireillle Enos, Jamie Blackley, Joshua Leonard
  9. Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice – Amy Adams, Henry Cavill, Jason Momoa, Ben Affleck
  10. American Horror Story – Evan Peters, Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson, Frances Conroy
  11. Doctor Who – Matt Smith, David Tennant, Jenna Coleman, Karen Gillan
  12. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1- Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson
  13. Divergent – Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Kate Winslet, Jai Courtney
  14. Sin City: A Dame To Kill For – Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Josh Brolin, Joseph Gordon-Levitt
  15. Once Upon A Time – Gennifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison, Lana Parrilla, Josh Dallas
  16. Breaking Bad – Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn, Betsy Brandt
  17. Edge Of Tomorrow – Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton, Brendan Gleeson
  18. Arrow – Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, David Ramsey, Susanna Thompson
  19. The Maze Runner – Dylan O’Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Will Poulter, Thomas Brodie Sangster
  20. Fury – Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, Michael Pena
  21. Orange Is The New Black – Tayor Schilling, Danielle Brooks, Taryn Manning, Emma Myles
  22. The Fault In Our Stars – Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Nat Wolff, Laura Dern
  23. Chef – Jon Favreau, Robert Downey Jnr, Dustin Hoffman, Scarlett Johansson
  24. Outlander – Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Graham McTavish, Duncan Lacroix
  25. Lucy – Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman, Min-sik Choi, Amr Waked

Calvary

Summary: Father James is a good priest, driven by spiritual integrity. One day in confession, an unseen man tells James that he’s going to kill him precisely because he’s done nothing wrong. Given a week to make his peace with God, James ministers to sundry lost souls—visits that double as a guided tour of suspects. His preparation for death is further complicated by the arrival of his daughter, who has recently attempted suicide.

Year: 2014

Australian Cinema Release Date: 3rd July, 2014

Australian DVD Release Date: TBA

Country: Ireland, UK

Director: John Michael McDonagh

Screenwriter: John Michael McDonagh

Cast: Marie-Josee Croze (Teresa), Isaach De Bankole (Simon), Aidan Gillen (Dr. Frank Harte), Brendan Gleeson (Father James Lavelle), Domhnall Gleeson (Freddie Joyce), Michael Og Lane (Micheal), Gary Lydon (Inspector Stanton), David McSavage (Bishop Garrett Montgomery), Dylan Moran (Michael Fitzgerald), Chris O’Dowd (Jack Brennan), Orla O’Rourke (Veronica Brennan), Kelly Reilly (Fiona Lavelle), Killian Scott (Milo Herlihy), Owen Sharpe (Leo), Pat Shortt (Brendan Lynch), M. Emmet Walsh (The Writer), David Wilmot (Father Leary)

Runtime: 101 mins

Classification: MA15+

 

OUR CALVARY REVIEWS & RATINGS:

 

Adam Ross: You can check out Greg’s Calvary review on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Ep #86

Stars(4)

 

Greg King: You can check out Greg’s Calvary review on www.filmreviews.net.au

Stars(3.5)

 

Nick Gardener: You can check out Nick’s The Last Impresario review on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Ep #85

Stars(4)

Average Subculture Rating (out of 5):  Stars(4)

IMDB Rating:  Calvary (2014) on IMDb

Other Subculture Entertainment Reviews of ‘Calvary′: For our full Calvary review please check The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Ep #86

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The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show

You know what it is like you pick up a DVD and think “hey so-and-so is in it, looks like it may be good”. Then you watch it and think “man why did they slum themselves in that awful piece of trash?” In The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Ep # 57 Greg, Adam Dave and Nick took a look at good actors in bad films, here’s the lists they came up with.

 

ADAM ROSS’ LIST

Sean Connery

  • Matt Damon (Euro Trip)
  • Jeremy Irons (Dungeons & Dragons)
  • Emma Thompson (Beautiful Creatures)
  • Jared Harris (The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones)
  • Uma Thurman (Batman & Robin)
  • George Clooney (Batman & Robin)
  • Entire Cast (The Counselor)
  • Robert De Niro (Rocky & Bullwinkle)
  • Liam Neeson (Battleship)
  • Ralph Fiennes (Maid In Manhatten)
  • Samuel L Jackson (Snakes On A Plane)
  • Michael Caine (Jaws: The Revenge)
  • Sean Connery (The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen)
  • Mickey Rourke (every second movie)
  • Nicolas Cage (every second movie)

DAVID GRIFFITHS’S LIST

Michael Shannon

  • Rose Byrne (Insidious)
  • Michael Shannon (My Son My Son What Have You Done)
  • Toni Collette (Mental)
  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Runner Runner)
  • Bryan Cranston (Total Recall)
  • Tom Hardy (This Means War)
  • Tom Hanks (Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close)
  • Ben Affleck (Daredevil)

GREG KING’S LIST

Joseph Gordon Levitt

  • Hugh Jackman (Movie 43)
  • Kate Winslet (Movie 43)
  • Liev Schreiber (Movie 43)
  • Naomi Watts (Movie 43)
  • Al Pacino (Jack & Jill)
  • Jodie Foster (Catchfire)
  • Helen Mirren (Shadow Boxer)
  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Shadow Boxer)
  • Stephen Dorff (Shadow Boxer)

 

NICK GARDENER’S LIST

Robert De Niro

  • Laurence Olivier (Inchon)
  • Dustin Hoffman (Ishtar)
  • Warren Beatty (Ishtar)
  • Dustin Hoffman (Sphere)
  • Samuel L. Jackson (Sphere)
  • Bridget Fonda (Lake Placid)
  • Brendan Gleeson (Lake Placid)
  • Russell Crowe (Les Miserables)
  • Michael Caine (On Deadly Ground)
  • Forest Whitaker (Battlefield Earth)
  • Kenneth Branagh (Wild Wild West)
  • Anthony Hopkins (Hannibal)
  • Willem Dafoe (Speed 2)
  • The Cast (Mamma Mia)
  • The Cast (Earthquake)
  • Al Pacino (Jack & Jill)
  • Steve Buscemi (Grown Ups)
  • Salma Hayek (Grown Ups)
  • Marlon Brando (The Island Of Dr Merrou)
  • George Clooney (Batman + Robin)
  • Uma Thurman (Batman + Robin)
  • Robert De Niro (Meet The Fockers, Little Fockers)
  • Sigourney Weaver (Abduction)

The Smurfs 2a

Summary: The Smurfs team up with human friends to rescue Smurfette who has been kidnapped by Gargamel as she knows a spell that can turn the evil sorcerer’s newest creation – creatures called the Naughties – into real Smurfs.

Year: 2013

Australian Cinema Release Date: 12th September, 2013

Australian DVD Release Date: TBA

Country: USA

Director: Raja Gosnell

Screenwriter: J. David Stem, David N. Weiss, Jay Scherick, David Ronn, Kasey Kirkpatrick, Peyo (characters)

Cast: Fred Armisen (Brainy Smurf (voice)), Hank Azaria (Gargamel), Gary Basaraba (Hefty Smurf (voice)), Alan Cumming (Gutsy Smurf (voice)), Jeff Foxworthy (Handy Smurf (voice)), Brendan Gleeson (Victor), Neil Patrick Harris (Patrick), Genevieve Joly-Provost (Francoise), Tom Kane (Narrator Smurf (voice)), John Kassir (Crazy Smurf (voice)), Jimmy Kimmel (Passive-Aggressive Smurf (voice)), Kevin Lee (Party Planner Smurf (voice)), George Lopez (Grouchy Smurf (voice)), Mario Lopez (Social Smurf (voice)), Jayma Mays (Grace), Joel McCrary (Farmer Smurf (voice)), B.J. Novak (Baker Smurf (voice)), Nancy O’Dell (herself), Shaquielle O’Neal (Smooth Smurf (voice)), John Oliver (Vanity Smurf (voice)), Katy Perry (Smurfette (voice)), Paul Reubens (Jokey Smurf (voice)), Christina Ricci (Vexy (voice)), J.B. Smoove (Hackus (voice)), Kenan Thompson (Greedy Smurf (voice)), Jacob Tremblay (Blue), Frank Welker (Azrael (voice)), Shaun White (Clueless Smurf (voice)), Jonathan Winters (Papa Smurf (voice)), Adam Wylie (Panicky Smurf (voice)), Anton Yelchin (Clumsy Smurf (voice)),

Runtime: 105 mins

Classification:G

OUR REVIEWS/RATINGS OF ‘THE SMURFS 2’:

David Griffiths: Stars(2.5)

Please check Greg’s review of ‘The Smurfs 2.’ that is available on The Helium Entertainment Channel

Greg King: Stars(2.5)

Please check Greg’s review of ‘The Smurfs 2.’ that is available on www.filmreviews.net.au

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

IMDB Rating:  The Smurfs 2 (2013) on IMDb

Other Subculture Media Reviews of ‘The Smurfs 2′: Please check The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Ep 49 for our in-depth review of ‘The Smurfs 2

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The Company You Keep

Summary: When a former member of the radical protest/terrorist organisation the Weather Underground (Sarandon) turns herself in to the FBI, Ben Shepard (LaBeouf), an aggressive young journalist, starts searching around for leads on the other members.

Before long Ben uncovers Jim Grant (Redford) a former Weatherman and a fugitive wanted for murder. After living for more than thirty years under an assumed identity as a civil rights lawyer and single father in New York, he must now go on the run.

With the FBI in hot pursuit and Shepard getting closer to discovering his secret, Grant sets off on a cross-country journey to track down the one person that can clear his name and allow him to go home to his daughter.

Year: 2013

Australian Cinema Release Date: 18th April, 2013

Australian DVD Release Date: TBA

Country: USA

Director: Robert Redford

Screenwriter: Lem Dobbs, Neil Gordon (novel)

Cast: Hamza Adam (Maulik Banjali), Julie Christie (Mimi Lurie), Chris Cooper (Daniel Sloan), Sam Elliott (Mac McLeod), Jackie Evancho (Isabel Grant), Brendan Gleeson (Henry Osborne), Terrence Howard (FBI Agent Cornelius), Richard Jenkins (Jed Lewis), Jon Johnson (Albany FBI Agent Johnson), Hiro Kanagawa (FBI Agent Kanagawa), Anna Kendrick (Diana), Matthew Kimbrough (Barnes), Shia LaBeouf (Ben Shepard), David Lewis (Albany FBI Agent Lewis), Donna Lysell (Eva Sloan), Brit Marling (Rebecca Osborne), Lochlyn Munro (FBI Agent Munro), Nick Nolte (Donal Fitzgerald), Robert Redford (Jim Grant/Nick Sloan), Gabriela Reynoso (Maria), Stephen Root (Billy Cusimano), Gabrielle Rose (Marianne Osborne), Susan Sarandon (Sharon Solarz), Stanley Tucci (Ray Fuller)

Runtime: 122 mins

Classification:M

Dave Griffiths’s ‘The Company You Keep’ Review: Please check Dave’s review of ‘The Company You Keep’ that is available on the Helium Entertainment Channel.

Other Subculture Media Reviews of ‘The Company You Keep′: Check Episode #28 (available 18th April, 2013) of our The Good The Bad The Ugly Podcast for a more in-depth review of ‘The Company You Keep’.

Rating: 2.5/5

IMDB Rating:The Company You Keep (2012) on IMDb