Film Review: The Gentlemen

From director Guy Ritchie, The Gentlemen follows American ex-pat Mickey Pearson (Matthew McConaughey) who, having built a highly profitable marijuana empire in London, is attempting to sell off his highly profitable business to Cannabis Kingpin Mathew (Jeremy Strong). But when word gets out that he’s looking to cash out of the business forever it triggers plots, schemes, bribery and blackmail in an attempt to steal his domain out from under him.

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Film Review: Dumbo

A live-action adaptation of the 1941 classic Disney animation of the same name, which was based on the novel by Helen Aberson and Harold Pearl, Dumbo follows a young elephant, whose oversized ears enable him to fly. Directed by Tim Burton, Dumbo becomes the star of a struggling travelling circus owned by Max Medici (Danny DeVito). But when the circus makes an incredible comeback, it attracts the persuasive entrepreneur, V.A. Vandevere (Michael Keaton). In his new home, Dumbo soars to new heights alongside a charming and spectacular aerial artist, Colette Marchant (Eva Green), but he soon needs the help of his friends – Holt Farrier (Colin Farrell) and his children Milly (Nico Parker) and Joe (Finley Hobbins) – when they discover dark secrets beneath Dreamland’s shiny veneer.

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DVD Review: The Lobster

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Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos, The Lobster is set in a dystopian near future, where single people, according to the law, are taken to a hotel where they are obliged to find a romantic partner in 45 days, or else they are transformed into an animal of their own choice and sent off into the woods.

The film follows David (Colin Farrell), who enters the hotel with his brother, a dog, after his wife leaves him for another man.

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TV Review: True Detective (Sky Atlantic) – Season Two

We’ve all been anticipating the new series of True Detective for two very different reasons – 1) because the first ended on such a fantastic high, unexpectedly blowing our minds episode after episode, and 2) because we wanted to see if the new casting would work.

True Detective may be ‘back’, but everything is brand new; the characters, the story, and even the city.

Taking a new setting in the brightly lit landscape of Chicago, in a fictional town called Vinci, we are introduced to the separate (yet slowly intertwining lives) of three cops – Colin Farrell’s compromised Detective Ray Velcoro, Taylor Kitsch‘s highway patrolman and ex-serviceman Paul Woodrugh, and Rachel McAdams‘ sex, booze, and gambling-loving Ani Bezzerides – and a mobster who is trying to move into legitimate enterprise after the murder of a business partner – Vince Vaughn‘s Frank Semyon.

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More Casting News for ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’

(Written for Filmoria)

We’ve had quite a bit of casting news for the Harry Potter spin-off, Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, this week.

A few days ago it was announced that Colin Farrell has joined the cast, and now comes news that Brooklyn actress Jenn Murray and casting call winner Faith Wood-Blagrove have come on board, too.

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‘True Detective’ Season 2 Episode 7 – TV Review

(Written for Filmoria)

As we reach the penultimate episode of True Detective, the series finally shows us what it was capable of all along. With only one week left, everything takes a step up with ‘Black Maps and Motel Rooms’, from the writing to the performances, to a killing-off that will leave you feeling more engaged with the series than you have felt in all of the other episodes combined.

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True Detective: Season 2 Episode 4 – TV Review

(Writen for Filmoria)

This week’s explosive episode, ‘Down Will Come‘, gets the pace of second series of True Detective back up to speed, as we’re left with a heap of dead bodies and only three detectives left standing. Nothing is going to be the same after this, that’s for sure, as the three leads in the series find themselves in a situation that isn’t going to be easy to get out of.

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Vince Vaughn and Colin Farrell To Lead ‘True Detective’ Season 2

(Written for Filmoria)

HBO have made one of the most exciting announcements this week, with news officially confirming that Vince Vaughn and Colin Farrell are set to lead the second series of True Detective.

HBO’s announcement also confirms that The Fast and Furious director Justin Lin is set to direct the first two episodes of the new season.

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Casting Catch-Up: Tom Felton, Rupert Grint, Colin Farell, Clive Owen & Many More!

(Written for BritScene)

This week’s casting news begins with a bit of a Harry Potter special. Whilst we’ve seen much from Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson since the end of filming for the Harry Potter franchise, it’s now time for Tom Felton and Rupert Grint to return to the big screen. Other news includes that of Keira Knightley, Colin Farrell, Clive Owen, Louise Lombard, Simon Merrells and Naomie Harris, so keep reading to see who will be Winnie Mandela to Idris Elba‘s Nelson, Marcus Crassus in Starz Original’s Spartacus series, and one of the lead roles in Warner Bros. Arthur and Lancelot.

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Film Review: Fright Night

(Read this in my publication In Retrospect – Issue 2)

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Fright Night, directed by Craig Gillespie, is a remake of the vampire-centered horror comedy of the same name, originally written and directed by Tom Holland in 1985.

Opening with the killing of an entire family on a secluded estate in Los Angeles, we are introduced to the provocative vampire Jerry (Colin Farrell), a 400-year-old killing machine who is the new neighbour of Charley (Anton Yelchin) and his mother Jane (Toni Collette). Former friend Ed (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) has already figured out Jerry’s secret and attempts to warn Charley about his murderous neighbour.

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