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UPDATED: In Cinemas 5th February – Invictus, Solomon Kane, Youth in Revolt, Ponyo and Astro Boy

Posted by LiveFor on February 4, 2010

So the weekend is almost here and most people (except store workers, poor bastards) will be off and heading to the flicks. “But what should I see?” I hear you ask, never fear because Live for Films is here with a sneak peak at this weeks releases.

Film of the Week is Clint Eastwood’s Invictus with Morgan Freeman starring as newly elected South African President Nelson Mandela in a role he was born to play. As tensions continue to run high throughout the country Mandela wants to unite his citizens, and he plans to do so through rugby. Although given little chance of actually winning the upcoming World Cup that is the task he sets captain François Pienaar (Matt Damon) and his team. Personally I’m a huge fan of Clint’s directorial work (dare I say I appreciate it more than his acting career? Blasphemy?) so I was ultra excited to see this. The story is definitely a different approach to a straight biopic which many, including myself, would have expected but it works well by not trying to cram too much information into two plus hours. Sure we get to see the cell where Mandela was caged up for all those years, but this is not a film about Nelson Mandela but rather about a country coming together. Damon and Freeman perform admirably, but I felt a lack of excitement during the egg-chasing. Still, a very entertaining watch and would fit as a nice way to wind down the weekend.

“What is this Solomon Kane crap?” I found myself asking this week. After hearing virtually nothing about it (or maybe just not paying any attention – Dear oh dear Rich. I’ve posted posters, clips and even posted concept art back in Sept 2008 so you weren’t paying attention – Phil) a week before its release I found it plastered on every bus that I watched drive by, the poster is now imprinted on to my brain. So, if like me you have no idea what it is, here’s the rundown; After fighting for Queen Elizabeth I in Africa Solomon Kane (James Purefoy) is visited by a demon who tells him his cruel actions have damned him for the rest of his life unless he seeks redemption. He is determined to change his ways and become a nice chap, helping old women with their groceries etc I guess, but when an evil sorcerer threatens the land he is forced to battle once again. I suppose I should really have known a little more about this but I’m pretty sure I watched the trailer a while back, no need to bring out the gimp on me. Please! Check out the trailer below to see if it’s your bag…
UPDATE: Solomon Kane is now out on 19th February – END OF LINE

Michael Cera to star in a period piece? Michael Cera to star in a Michael Bay flick? Michael Cera to star in anything except a Michael Cera film? For those of you unaware, this is how a Michael Cera film usually pans out It doesn’t look likely as Youth in Revolt opens this week. Co-starring Steve Buscemi, Ray Liotta and Zack Galifianakis, Cera plays outcast Nick Twist who after failing to win the heart of Sheeni (Portia Doubleday), creates an alter ego François (Michael Cera, rocking a little ‘tache and a bad-ass attitude) and that’s when things starting going a little bit crazy. Sure his earlier films and his role as George Michael in Arrested Development were good, but is the act starting to run a little thin? However, early reviews seem to be pretty positive so it could be worth a watch and I might catch it this weekend. Trailer below:

Also released this week is Japanese animated feature Astro Boy (featuring a host of actors including Nic Cage, Donald Sutherland, Kristen Bell and Samuel L. Jackson) and Ponyo (read more on Ponyo).


Are you heading to the cinema this weekend? If so, let us know what you see and feel free to send any reviews to Live for Films

Richard Bodsworth

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Ironclad – First poster for the James Purefoy medieval film

Posted by LiveFor on February 3, 2010


James Purefoy plays the Earl of Pembroke, Capt. William Marshall. He leads a group of Knights Templar who defend Rochester Castle against the tyrannical King John in the 13th century.

Check out some early footage from the film.

Source: Empire

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Solomon Kane – International Poster

Posted by LiveFor on January 29, 2010

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John Carter of Mars – Malcolm in the Middle’s Dad joins Pixar’s first live action movie

Posted by LiveFor on January 14, 2010

Bryan Cranston (Malcolm in the Middle, Breaking Bad) has joined the cast of Walt Disney’s “John Carter of Mars.” He will play a Civil War colonel who comes into conflict with Carter.

Andrew Stanton is directing the production, which goes before cameras next week in Utah.

The film also stars Lynn Collins (X-Men Origins: Wolverine, True Blood), Willem Dafoe, Samantha Morton (In America, Control), Dominic West (300, Chicago), Polly Walker (Patriot Games), Thomas Haden Church (Spider-Man 3, Sideways, George of the Jungle), Mark Strong (Sherlock Holmes, RockNRolla, Kick-Ass), and James Purefoy (Ironclad, Solomon Kane).

The adaptation of the Edgar Rice Burroughs book series centers on Civil War veteran John Carter (Kitsch), who is mysteriously transported to Mars, where he discovers a lush, wildly diverse planet whose main inhabitants are 12-foot tall green barbarians. Finding himself a prisoner of these creatures, he escapes, only to encounter Dejah Thoris (Collins), Princess of Helium, who is in desperate need of a savior and Tars Tarkas (Dafoe), a brutal and mirthless green Martian warrior, who possesses the unusual characteristic to feel love and empathy.

Church plays Tal Hajus – “an ambitious and vicious Thark warrior who is biding his time to be a ruler.” Strong plays Matai Shang, a godlike leader of the Holy Therns – “that ancient cult which for countless ages has been credited with holding the secret of life and death in their impregnable fastnesses upon the hither slopes of the Mountains of Otz.”

Purefoy will be Kantos Kan, the captain of a Helium warship. Morton will play Sola, the daughter of Tars Tarkas, who must hide her softer side from her warmongering race. West plays Sab Than, prince of the Zodangans who believes he is entitled to rule Mars. Walker plays Sarkoja, a merciless, tyrannical Thark.”

Stanton wrote the screenplay with Mark Andrews. Jim Morris, who produced “WALL-E,” and Colin Wilson are producing “Carter.”

As Cranston is playing a Civil War colonel I don’t imagine him being in the film that much. Presumably near the beginning before Carter gets to Mars.

The movie will be a hybrid of live action and CGI and should be out in 2012.

This may be Pixar’s first foray into the world of live action, but as all of their films have had the story and characters come first I reckon we will be in for something amazing. Plus they have got one hell of a cast for the trilogy.

Source: Heat Vision

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Ironclad – Early Trailer for the James Purefoy with a big sword film

Posted by LiveFor on January 14, 2010

The recent photo shows off the giant sword of Purefoy and now there is this early trailer. He plays the Earl of Pembroke, Capt. William Marshall. He leads a group of Knights Templar who defend Rochester Castle against the tyrannical King John in the 13th century.

Looks nice an gruesome.
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Ironclad – James Purefoy with a very big sword

Posted by LiveFor on January 9, 2010

Looks like James Purefoy is sticking with the swords. After making Solomon Kane he is now busy at work on Ironclad. He plays the Earl of Pembroke, Capt. William Marshall. He leads a group of Knights Templar who defend Rochester Castle against the tyrannical King John in the 13th century.

Co-star Jason Flemyng described the film as a “medieval Seven Samurai” and “Paul Giamatti, in pure Shoot ‘Em Up snarling-villain mode, facing off against the noble and true James Purefoy.”

It also stars stars Paul Giamatti, Brian Cox, Robert Carlyle, William Moseley, Jason Flemyng, Bob Hoskins, Pete Postlethwaite, and Kate Mara. Directed by Jonathan English.

Sounds like this could be a cool, gritty medieval action film.

Source: Empire

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Solomon Kane – Lots of fighting

Posted by LiveFor on December 30, 2009

Here is some great footage of James Purefoy kicking ass as Solomon Kane in Michael J. Bassett’s adaption of the Robert E Howard character.

Go on Purefoy kick him again!

Source: Topless Robot

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Solomon Kane – Badass painted poster

Posted by LiveFor on December 14, 2009


I am loving this poster. Classic fantasy art style. I can’t wait to see it.

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Solomon Kane – Hall of Mirrors clip

Posted by LiveFor on December 11, 2009

Here is a new clip from Michael Bassett’s Solomon Kane.

Solomon Kane is an epic adventure adapted from the classic pulp stories by Robert E. Howard, creator of “Conan the Barbarian.” Solomon Kane (James Purefoy) is a 16th Century soldier who learns that his brutal and cruel actions have damned him. Determined to redeem himself, Kane swears to live a life of peace and goodness but is forced to fight once more when a dark power threatens the land.

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Solomon Kane – French Poster

Posted by LiveFor on December 3, 2009


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