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Death at a Funeral – Poster and trailer

Posted by LiveFor on April 22, 2010

Still find it crazy that they remade the 2007 film, but there you go. It is a classic british style farce and here is what happens when Chris Rock and Martin Lawrence have a go at it.

Made up Peter Dinklage is playing the same character from the original and James Marsden can be surprisingly funny. Danny Glove is always cool. Have a look at the trailer.

It is out in the UK and Ireland on 2nd June.

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Game of Thrones – First photo from the George R R Martin Adaption

Posted by LiveFor on March 2, 2010


I had been following production of the HBO adaption for George R.R. Martin’s fantasy series Game of Thrones and now Sci-Fi Wire have the news that they have given the go ahead for a full 10 episodes which is very cool for fantasy fans. They also have the first photo from the pilot and the full series begins shooting in June.

What do you think about the pic?

Based on the series of books by George R.R. Martin, Game of Thrones is an epic struggle for power set in a vast and violent fantasy kingdom.

PILOT CREDITS:
David Benioff Executive Producer
D.B. Weiss Executive Producer
Tom McCarthy Director

PILOT SCRIPT:
Written by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss.

IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER PILOT CAST SERIES REGULARS:
Mark Addy as Robert Baratheon
Alfie Allen as Theon Greyjoy
Sean Bean as Eddard Stark
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jamie Lannister
Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister
Jennifer Ehle as Catelyn Stark
Jack Gleeson as Joffrey Baratheon
Iain Glen as Ser Jorah Mormont
Kit Harrington as Jon Snow
Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister
Harry Lloyd as Viserys Targaryen
Richard Madden as Rob Stark
Rory McCann as Sandor Clegane
Tamzin Merchant as Daenerys Targaryen
Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark
Maisie Williams as Arya Stark
Isaac Hempstead Wright as Bran Stark

ALSO FEATURING:
Ron Donachie as Ser Rodrik Cassel
Jason Momoa as Khal Drogo
Donald Sumpter as Maester Luwin

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The Last Rites of Ransom Pride – Cult Western in the making?

Posted by LiveFor on February 3, 2010

No matter how long I do this site I am still surprised by the amount of films that slip by. Case in point is a cool sounding Western called The Last Rites of Ransom Pride. It has probably been knocking around on the web for a while now, but I’d not heard of it until now. Twitch had a photo of Peter Dinklage and that’s what got me onto it.

What makes it cool? A number of thing – The first is that it is a Western and stars Kris Kristofferson (Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid, Convoy, Blade) and Peter Dinklage (Living in Oblivion, Elf, Saint John of Las Vegas) with a pair of shotguns. Both very cool actors in my book. Plus Dinklage’s character is called The Dwarf

The second is the plot – The outlaw Juliette Flowers battles a murderous Reverend, posse of bounty hunters and a vicious Mexican Bruja to bring the body of her dead lover home to Glory, Texas.

Nothing says cool better than a murderous Reverend and a posse of bounty hunters. Cote De Pablo (NCIS) is also down to play the Bruja or Witch.

Of course, just because it sounds cool doesn’t mean it will be cool. All depends up the final viewing and I will try my best to have a watch of this sometime soon. Anyone over at Nomadic Pictures Entertainment want to send me a screener of it?

Directed by Tiller Russell it also stars Scott Speedman, Dwight Yoakam, Lizzy Caplan (True Blood), Jon Foster, Jason Priestley (Tombstone, Beverley Hills 90210), Earl Brown.


I apologise for the abundant usage of the word cool in this post. You all cool with that?

Check out the official site.

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Peter Dinklage is one of the Knights of Badassdom

Posted by LiveFor on January 21, 2010

Soon to be seen in Saint John of Las Vegas (check out my interview with the director, Hue Rhodes), Peter Dinklage is one of those cool actors who really lifts any scene he is in – Living in Oblivion, The Station Agent, Death at a Funeral, Elf and many more. Now he is starring in a new film that fans of AD&D are sure to enjoy – The Knights of Badassdom.

The film was produced and co-written (with Kevin Dreyfuss) by Matt Wall, producer of Dinklage’s upcoming St. John of Las Vegas. Here’s the synopsis via /film.

A huge group of dedicated, costumed LARP-ers (Live Action Role-Players) , dressed like knights, elves & various characters, give up their cell phones and take to the woods for the Central New Jersey Knights of Badassdom Adventure Society, where they are set to re-enact a dungeons and dragons scenario right out of the mythical Middle Ages.

After being dumped by his sexy girlfriend Beth, Joe reluctantly decides to join Eric and his Larping friends in the woods rather than stay behind and feel sorry for his newly single status. There he meets hot, ass-kicking, intimidating huntress LARPer Gwen, and finds himself a surreal adventure wilder than he ever imagined when a make-believe wizard casts an all-too-real spell from an ancient book he bought on EBay, releasing an actual demon with a taste for human blood — and souls — that starts systematically decimating the players in this suddenly deadly “game.” Will our guys become the heroes they have been pretending to be before time runs out?

Also check out io9 who talk about a new manga style graphic novel called King of RPGs which chronicles the adventures of a group of people playing a role playing game. Looks excellent.

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Exclusive Interview: Hue Rhodes director of Saint John of Las Vegas

Posted by LiveFor on January 13, 2010

First time writer/director Hue Rhodes Saint John of Las Vegas looks like a nice, stylish film featuring the always amazing Steve Buscemi and a host of other great actors.

After a run of bad luck, John (Steve Buscemi), a compulsive gambler, runs away from Las Vegas and toward a normal job and life. Taking a nondescript position in an auto insurance company in Albuquerque, he tries to get ahead in the straight world, amid the ever-present temptations of scratch-off lotto tickets.

When his boss, Mr. Townsend (Peter Dinklage), asks John to accompany his top fraud debunker, Virgil (Romany Malco) on an investigation of a dubious car accident near Vegas, John sees an opportunity to get a promotion , though hes concerned about returning to the gambling game. Before leaving he becomes involved with his eccentric co-worker Jill (Sarah Silverman), a dalliance that has the potential to become a real relationship.

Soon John is on the road with Virgil, where they encounter a series of offbeat characters, including a wheelchair-bound stripper (Emmanuelle Chriqui), a nude militant (Tim Blake Nelson), a park Ranger ( Jesse Garcia), and a carnival human torch (John Cho). While Virgil is the supposed leader of the investigation, its John who begins to finally assert himself, pushing the case closer to a conclusion.

Through the journey, Johns confidence builds, and he realizes that he can’t escape his gambling addiction by running away from it—it will follow him wherever he goes. Its only when he returns to Vegas and his experiences there finally send him on the path to breaking free.


I was lucky enough to have a chat with Hue about the film so without further ado here we go.

First of all tell us about Saint John of Las Vegas in 10 words or less.

You can take the gambler out of Vegas, but…

You have a great cast involved. How did you get them all on board?

Steve Buscemi liked the script. He commands such respect in the acting world that the other actors jumped at the chance to work with him. I’d like to say it was my script, but I think Steve was a major factor.

What was the funniest thing that happened during the shoot and what was the worst?

Funniest: Romany Malco decided to do this ridiculous re-enactment of a car accident in one scene. He didn’t really discuss it, he just did it. The whole cast and crew were laughing so hard we could barely function.

Worst: Someone involved with the film suffered a great personal tragedy while shooting. It was over-sobering.

How did you get into the film directing business? Any tips for those wanting to follow in your footsteps?

How: I wrote a script, which people liked. I attached myself as the director. My short films gave people enough confidence in my abilities to direct.

Tips: Most people I know look at directing as a means to getting discovered/anointed/celebrated. Since that might take a while, use the time to get better, skill-wise. Ang Lee said “I’ve made seventeen movies, and I’ve been to film school seventeen times.”

What was the first film you ever watched?

I have a vague memory of seeing a movie/documentary about Sasquatch. I remember thinking “He’s obviously real! How could anyone doubt this?”

If you could have made one film which would it have been?

My next film.

Which actor/actress, dead or alive, would you most like to work with?

Buster Keaton. I watch him now and I can’t believe what I’m seeing.

If you were going to be killed by a movie monster which one would it be? What would you final words be?

Sasquatch. But he won’t kill me, because I’ve always believed.

Best film of 2009?

That question will have more meaning in 2109.

What book are you currently reading?

“Crush It” by Gary Vaynerchuk.

What are you working on next?

A script about a wedding that gets overtaken by a gang war. But it’s funny.

When will we be able to see Saint John of Las Vegas?

Jan. 29th NY/LA. Feb. 12th, wider US release. I don’t know about international yet.

Hue, thanks very much.

You can check out Hue Rhodes’ official site and he is also on Twitter.

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Death at a Funeral – Trailer for the Chris Rock remake

Posted by LiveFor on December 5, 2009

The original Death at a Funeral was only made back in 2007 by Frank Oz. It was an okay comedy, well more of a farce really and I’ve never been that big a fan of those. However, it made me laugh in places an had some good performances. Peter Dinklage as the person who gets it all started was excellent (as he always is).

As you may or may not know Chris Rock decided to remake it and the trailer is below.

The remake stars Chris Rock, Martin Lawrence, Tracy Morgan, Danny Glover, James Marsden, Luke Wilson, Zoe Saldana and Peter Dinklage in the exact same role he played in the original.

It is directed by Neil Lebute and is out on 16th April 2010.

I think Martin Lawrence’s expression in the above photo sums it up.
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Saint John of Las Vegas – Trailer for Steve Buscemi’s new film

Posted by LiveFor on December 2, 2009

After a run of bad luck, John (Steve Buscemi), a compulsive gambler, runs away from Las Vegas and toward a normal job and life. Taking a nondescript position in an auto insurance company in Albuquerque, he tries to get ahead in the straight world, amid the ever-present temptations of scratch-off lotto tickets.

When his boss, Mr. Townsend (Peter Dinklage), asks John to accompany his top fraud debunker, Virgil (Romany Malco) on an investigation of a dubious car accident near Vegas, John sees an opportunity to get a promotion , though hes concerned about returning to the gambling game. Before leaving he becomes involved with his eccentric co-worker Jill (Sarah Silverman), a dalliance that has the potential to become a real relationship.

Soon John is on the road with Virgil, where they encounter a series of offbeat characters, including a wheelchair-bound stripper (Emmanuelle Chriqui), a nude militant (Tim Blake Nelson), a park Ranger ( Jesse Garcia), and a carnival human torch (John Cho). While Virgil is the supposed leader of the investigation, its John who begins to finally assert himself, pushing the case closer to a conclusion.

Through the journey, Johns confidence builds, and he realizes that he can’t escape his gambling addiction by running away from it—it will follow him wherever he goes. Its only when he returns to Vegas and his experiences there finally send him on the path to breaking free. First time writer/director Hue Rhodes SAINT JOHN OF LAS VEGAS follows the wild and funny trip a guy has to take to discover theres more than one way to hit the jackpot in life.

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Saint John of Las Vegas – Cool poster for Steve Buscemi’s new film

Posted by LiveFor on September 15, 2009

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John (Buscemi) has finally gotten his life back on track. The ex-gambler whose only luck is bad ran away from Las Vegas, ending up in Albuquerque with a dull but stable job in insurance. He even has a budding romance with a sexy co-worker. But fate leads him back towards temptation: When John gets a promotion to fraud investigating, he must return to Las Vegas for his first case. Paired with a savvy veteran who prides himself on preventing scams, his journey leads him down a precarious path checkered with a bizarre cast of characters. Will his luck change or is fate in his own hands after all?

Inspired by Dante’s Inferno the film features a gambler, a wheelchair-bound stripper, a human torch, an armed nudist colony and a pitch-perfect performance Steve Buscemi.

Directed by Hue Rhodes it also stars Sarah Silverman, Peter Dinklage, Romany Malco, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Tim Blake Nelson and John Cho.

Due out on 13th November.

Source: CineVegas

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A Game of Thrones cast expands

Posted by LiveFor on August 21, 2009

gameofthronesThe HBO adaptation of the George R.R. Martin fantasy-book series has got a few more characters cast according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The current cast is led by Sean Bean as Ned Stark, who leaves his home to serve the king. Mark Addy, Kit Harrington, Jennifer Ehle, Jack Gleeson, Peter Dinklage and Harry Lloyd also star.

Joining them are Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (New Amsterdam, Virtuality) will play Jaime Lannister, one of the king’s guards and a ruthless usurper of the previous king.  Tamzin Merchant (The Tudors), who’ll play Daenerys, an exiled teenage princess.

Also new are Richard Madden (Hope Springs) as Stark’s eldest son, Robb; Iain Glen (Into the Storm) as Ser Jorah Mormont, a disgraced knight; Alfie Allen (The Other Boleyn Girl) as Theon, Stark’s young ward; Sophie Turner (Doctor Who), as Stark’s eldest daughter, Sansa; Maisie Williams as Stark’s young tomboy daughter, Arya.

The pilot shoots in Ireland in October.

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Sean Bean plays A Game of Thrones

Posted by LiveFor on July 20, 2009

George R R Martin fans time to get excited.

Sean Bean has signed up to star in A Game of Thrones for HBO, the first in the Song of Ice And Fire series of novels by George RR Martin, which the channel is adapting for the screen. He’s set to play the lead, Eddard Stark, with Mark Addy said to be on the verge of signing on as King Robert Baratheon of Westeros.

The tricksy-turny series starts as the King and his family come to visit the Starks’ home. Eddard is pressurised by his old friend Robert to return South with him and act as the King’s adviser – something that Robert’s in-laws, the Lannister family, are unlikely to take kindly to.

Add in a spot of conspiracy, incest, child murder, corruption, conspiracy and conspiracy – not to mention a rival claimant to the throne across the sea, the still-festering legacy of a civil war 20 years before, a growing threat in the North from…something and the prospect of a winter lasting several years on its way, and you’ve got a fantasy with little or no magic but a heck of a lot of intrigue. Think Deadwood with broadswords and maybe – maybe – less swearing.

Kit Harrington (from WarHorse, on the London stage) will play Jon Snow, Stark’s bastard son*; Jack Gleeson (the fear-afflicted little boy in Batman Begins) will play Robert’s cowardly son, Prince Joffrey; and Harry Lloyd (Will Scarlett in TV’s Robin Hood) will play Viserys, the dethroned crown prince now in exile and manoeuvering his child sister into a marriage that could restore his fortunes. Peter Dinklage is already aboard as Tyrion Lannister, the sinister and deformed brother-in-law of the King.

Tom McCarthy is directing from a script by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss.


Source: Empire

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