[News] Actor and Comedian Robin Williams is dead

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The actor and comedian Robin Williams was found dead at his home in California, the Marin County sheriff’s office announced on Monday. He was 63. The sheriff’s office said it was treating the death as a suspected suicide.

“This morning I lost my husband and best friend, while the world lost one of its most beloved artists and beautiful human beings. I am utterly heartbroken,” said his wife, Susan Schneider in a statement released through Williams’ publicist.

Williams Filmography include Jumanji (1995), August Rush (2007), Good Morning Vietnam (1987), Happy Feet (2006), but he will always be remembered as The Blue Genie in Disney’s Animation, Aladdin (1992).

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This is so sad as he was one of the actors who made my childhood fun.

#RIPRobinWilliams Thank you for contributions

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[News] Gamer’s Favourite Assassin is back in Hitman: Agent 47

Agent 47
Agent 47

Hannah Ware (Oldboy, ABC’s Betrayal) is set to play the female lead in the Fox International Productions pic “Agent 47″ which is currently filming. Check out a few pictures released courtesy of IGN.

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Homeland star Rupert Friend is set to star following the death of Paul Walker who initially had the role until his untimely death while Zachary Quinto (Star Trek, Heroes) is also on board.

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Aleksander Bach is directing from a script by Kyle Ward, Skip Woods and Michael Finch.

Though plot details have not been released, the actioner is based on the bestselling video game “Hitman,” which has sold 21 million units to date. The latest and most successful edition, this year’s “Hitman: Absolution,” has sold 10 million units.

Alex Young, Chuck Gordon and Adrian Askarieh are producing; Daniel Alter is executive producer.

Hitman: Agent 47 is slated for release sometime in February, 2015.

Credits: Variety, IGNFirst Showing

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[Trailer] Lucy

Imagine if we could use more than 10% of our brains?

Scarlett My Love
Scarlett My Love

BRAINS: From the writer/director of La Femme NikitaThe Professional to The Fifth Element Luc Besson, comes a new action-thriller titled LUCY. Lucy stars Scarlett Johansson and Academy Award® winner Morgan Freeman and is produced by Virginie Besson-Silla for EuropaCorp.

PLOT: Lucy is about a woman who is accidentally caught in a dark deal who turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic. Check the trailer out below.

ANALYSIS: What i find interesting and attractive in this trailer is the way much of the plot is not revealed which most trailers of today are guilty of. Originally Angelina Jolie was meant to be casted for the role of Lucy before it was handed to Johansson and i must admit that looks like a brilliant idea as i believe she will handle the role well. Besides there’s Morgan Freeman to support her and keep her in check. All in all, Lucy looks like it will be a great movie and i look forward to seeing it when it comes out in the cinemas. Lucy is scheduled for release on July 25, 2014.

Wonder who is schooling who...
Wonder who is schooling who…

TRAILER RATING: 8.5/10

So what do you think about the trailer? Share your thoughts via the comments box.

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[TV Show] 24: Live Another Day Season Review

Jack Bauer, Chole O’Brian. Two names that are synonymous with only one show… 24. I was heartbroken when it was announced 24 was going to end after the eight season back in 2010, only for FOX to announce last year (2013)that they were bringing back 24 only this time it was going to last 12 episodes instead of the regular 24 we had gotten used to and was going to be titled 24: Live Another Day.

Jack and Chole
Jack and Chloe 

 

As the good old saying goes, “A bird in hand is worth two in the bush.”  Give me back my 24 so far Jack Bauer and Chole O’Brian are there, there’s a plot to cause the next world war or a major crisis and a lot of sub-plots and am good to go. Let’s get into it then. ;)

BRAINS: 24: Live Another Day was created by Robert Cochran and Joel Surnow, half of the episodes were directed by Jon Cassar while Milan CheylovAdam Kane & Omar Madha directed 2 episodes a piece between themselves. #24LAD stars Kiefer Sutherland as Jack Bauer, Yvonne Strahovski as Kate Morgan, Mary Lynn Rajskub as Chole O’Brian, Tate Donovan as Mark Boudreau, William Devane as President James Heller, Kim Raver as Audrey Boudreau,  and Gbenga Akinnagbe as Erik Ritter. Check the trailer out below.

PLOT: #24LAD picks off in London four years after the actions of Jack in New York then with him being hunted down by both the United States and Russia and being labeled a criminal and a terrorist. The local CIA station get intel Jack is in London and head out to capture him believing that his being in London might have something to do with the current USA president, President Heller being in the UK. They capture him and take him into custody only for them to realize he has ulterior motives for being captured when he releases Chole O’Brian who has also being captured and was being interrogated for being part of a hacking group led by the hacker Adrian Cross. Jack gets Chole out and together with her tries to stop an attack that involves a suspected assassination attempt on President Heller’s life but as it is with 24, the surface plot is always more deep than you think.

Those Stone Cold Eyes
Those Stone Cold Eyes

ANALYSIS: #24LAD is crazily fast paced and high octane. It was great to see Jack back shouting DamnIt!!! and his stone cold face and attitude. Chole (God bless the creators of this character) hacking skills have not dwindled and keeps on performing. The performances of the major cast was awesome ranging from Sutherland, to Rajskub, Devane & Raver who are regulars. New comers Strahovksi, Donovan and Akinnagbe perform exceedingly well in their roles. The continuity was great, visuals were awesome and i must say that FOX really took their time to make this particular show awesome. There were so many great scenes but the cream of them for me was a drone chase. Honestly, if you have not seen any episode of #24LAD, then you really don’t know what your missing. It has an IMDB rating of 9.1/10 if you need further convincing.

RATING: 9.5/10 Awesome!!!

So for those who have seen all 12 episodes of #24LAD what was your favourite scene and would like them to continue 24? Share your thoughts with me in the comments.

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[Trailer] Exodus: Gods and Kings

Before I write today’s post I wish to genuinely apologize for not posting for so long. Been having issues with posting from my laptop on WordPress for some time now and can’t seem to find a way around it coupled with the fact that I have been so busy and swamped with work. So hence I tender my apologies.

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Check out the first trailer for EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS.

Directed by Ridley Scott (Gladiator), Exodus: Gods and Kings casts CHRISTIAN BALE as Moses, JOEL EDGERTON as Ramses, AARON PAUL as Joshua, SIGOURNEY WEAVER as Tuya, BEN KINGSLEY as Nun and INDIRA VARMA as Miriam.

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Exodus: Gods and Kings tells the story of Moses who goes about setting 600,000 slaves free from Egypt while defying the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses. The film’s writing credits are: Screen Story by Bill Collage & Adam Cooper, Screenplay by Steve Zailian.

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The trailer looks interesting and very inviting and I really hope it will be better than Noah with regards to the story-telling.  The picture below shows some, screen shots from the movie which shows that a significant amount of work is been put into the visuals which I will be monitoring closely alongside the script. The movie is slated for release sometime in December, 2014.

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Trailer Rating: 8.5/10

I look forward to seeing it when it hit the cinemas afterall it’s a Ridley Scott movie ;)

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Into The Storm (Trailer #1) Review

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Can’t wait to see this movie.

Originally posted on Tim's Film Reviews:

I didn’t really care for the first teaser trailer and so I kind of ignored the film in general, however this full length trailer looks pretty good. Could be a new Twister if they play their cards right. The cast is impressive and they look serious about the film is great. The visuals and style of the film looks like it works, still not sure about the found footage aspect but we’ll see. Enjoy the review and please tell me your initial reactions to this new trailer, more so if you disagree.

“I’ve studied storms all my life. But this storm is bigger than any storm that has ever been.”

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[News] Lupita Nyong’o to star in Americanah

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Nyong'o to star in Adichie's Americanah

Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o is to star in and produce an adaptation of Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s acclaimed novel Americanah.

It will be made by Brad Pitt’s company Plan B, producers of 12 Years a Slave – which won Nyong’o an Oscar in February.

Americanah centres on two Nigerians who fall in love, but find themselves separated by immigration issues.

In a statement, Nyong’o said it was an “honour to bring Ms Adichie’s brilliant book to the screen”.

Americanah, which follows lovers Ifemelu and Obinze, won the prestigious US National Book Critics Circle Award in 2013.

It was selected as one of the 10 best books of the year by the New York Times Book Review, the BBC and Newsday.

It was also on the shortlist for this week’s Baileys Prize for Women’s Fiction in the UK, but lost out to Eimear McBride’s A Girl Is A Half-Formed Thing.

“Page after page I was struck by Ifemelu and Obinze’s stories, whose experiences as African immigrants are so specific and also so imminently relatable,” said Nyong’o.

“It is a thrilling challenge to tell a truly international story so full of love, humour and heart.”

Adichie’s award-winning novels include Purple Hibiscus and Half of a Yellow Sun, which was recently made into a film starring Thandie Newton and 12 Years a Slave star Chiwetel Ejiofor.

Nyong’o became an overnight star with her performance in 12 Years a Slave, winning this year’s best supporting actress Academy Award.

Earlier this week, it was announced that she was to join the cast of the latest Star Wars film.

culled from BBC

After reading the book which I did last year, I really would love to see the on-screen adaptation. What do you think folks? Who else should star in the upcoming movie? Share your thoughts with me in the comments section.

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