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Shane Meadows: ‘For many years I didn't remember it... but it caused me a lifetime of anguish’

The director speaks for the first time about the horrific event from his childhood that inspired his new TV drama The Virtues

I’ve interviewed director Shane Meadows a few times now, and it’s always been fun. He’s an entertaining person to spend an hour with: enthusiastic, emotional, funny, a natural talker. Plus there’s lots to talk about, as his work is great. From his first features, Small Time (1996) and A Room For Romeo Brass (1999), through Dead Man’s Shoes, into 2006’s This Is England and the three TV spin-off series that came out of that, as well as his Stone Roses comeback documentary, Made of Stone, Meadows makes brilliant British films and telly. He calls himself “kitchen sink”, but he’s a rare combination of artist, storyteller and near-documentarian who often uses his life growing up in Uttoxeter in Staffordshire as inspiration. His methods – lengthy casting process,
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Shane Meadows: ‘For many years I didn't remember it... but it caused me a lifetime of anguish’

The director speaks for the first time about the horrific event from his childhood that inspired his new TV drama The Virtues

I’ve interviewed director Shane Meadows a few times now, and it’s always been fun. He’s an entertaining person to spend an hour with: enthusiastic, emotional, funny, a natural talker. Plus there’s lots to talk about, as his work is great. From his first features, Small Time (1996) and A Room For Romeo Brass (1999), through Dead Man’s Shoes, into 2006’s This Is England and the three TV spin-off series that came out of that, as well as his Stone Roses comeback documentary, Made of Stone, Meadows makes brilliant British films and telly. He calls himself “kitchen sink”, but he’s a rare combination of artist, storyteller and near-documentarian who often uses his life growing up in Uttoxeter in Staffordshire as inspiration. His methods – lengthy casting process,
See full article at The Guardian - TV News »

Comic Book Reviews: Marvel Round-Up Week 07-20-2016

Comic Book Reviews: Marvel Round-Up Week 07-20-2016

After a nice vacation overseas, I’ve returned to see how much has Civil War II invaded the nice worlds of my favorite comic book series! In some cases it’s bad! And in others, not so bad. Regardless, I know a bunch of big changes are coming to the Marvel U, and Civil War II is just the tip of the iceberg. So sit back, read some reviews and see if anything strikes your fancy this week!

A-Force #7

Story: Kelly Thompson Art: Ben Caldwell, Scott Hanna Colors: Ian Herring

Review: We are finally getting the wrap up issue of the Countess Saga! Not an official name, just what I’m calling it. For the past several issues, we’ve seen the team completely fail to stop the Villainess and become powerless to the mind controlled Nico. Well no more! Kelly
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Marvel adds over 90 Infinite Comics to Marvel Unlimited, check out three previews here

Marvel has announced that it has updated its Marvel Unlimited service with over 90 Marvel Infinite Comics, all of which are available to read right now. Take a look at three previews here featuring Deadpool, Daredevil and Guardians of the Galaxy

The following Marvel Infinite Comics are available through Marvel Unlimited now, with more due to be added in the future…

· All-New Captain America: Fear Him Infinite Comic #1-#4

· Amazing Spider-Man Cinematic Infinite Comic

· Amazing Spider-Man: Who Am I? #1-#12

· Avengers: Age of Ultron Prelude – This Sceptre’d Isle Infinite Comic

· Avengers: Millenium Infinite Comic #1-#6

· Daredevil: Road Warrior Infinite Comic #1-#4

· Deadpool: The Gauntlet Infinite Comic #1-#13

· Guardians of the Galaxy Infinite

· Guardians of the Galaxy Infinite Comic #1-#4

· Infinity: Against The Tide Infinite Comic #1-#2

· Iron Man: Fatal Frontier Infinite Comic #1-#13

· Marvel’s Ant-Man – Scott Lang: Small Time McU Infinite Comic

· Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier
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Specialty Box Office Preview: James Gandolfini’s ‘The Drop’, ‘The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby: Them’, More

Specialty Box Office Preview: James Gandolfini’s ‘The Drop’, ‘The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby: Them’, More
The upcoming weekend boasts an onslaught of new Specialty titles vying for audiences. In all likelihood, however, many will have a short big screen life as the fall’s awards contenders ramp up and crowd others out. Five of this week’s dozen-plus newcomers are spotlighted here with Fox Searchlight’s The Drop edging on a wide release. The feature starring Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace and James Gandolfini will bow in over 800 theaters. TWC’s The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby also joins the fray with a platform release. The film also has two accompanying titles told from the perspective of its two main characters, which will be released in more limited runs in October. Magnolia will open its thriller Honeymoon in a day and date release while Dada Films’ Swearnet: The Movie breaks a movie record with the most F-bombs ever. And Cohen Media Group’s My Old Lady bowed Wednesday in limited release.
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Life Of Crime – The Review

A little over a year ago, the entertainment world mourned the passing of prolific author Elmore Leonard, a writer well-known in both literature and motion picture circles. His earliest works were in the Western genre and beginning in the late 1950′s many were filmed (his short story 3:10 To Yuma was made twice!). In the next decade Leonard switched genres and soon became known as one of the great creators of gritty crime thrillers. And Hollywood scooped these up for the screen, perhaps more so than the “oaters”. In the 90′s many celebrated young directors discovered his work and several critical (if not always box office) hits were released. 1998 saw Steven Soderbergh’s take on Out Of Sight following Quentin Tarantino’s spin on “Rum Punch” titled Jackie Brown the previous year. Both films even shared a Leonard character, Michael Keaton as Atf agent Ray Nicholette. This weekend sees a
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Garcelle Beauvais: How I'm Keeping My Sons Busy, Active This Summer

Garcelle Beauvais: How I'm Keeping My Sons Busy, Active This Summer
Batteries aren't required for the beloved games of Garcelle Beauvais' 6-year-old twins, Jax and Jaid. "They're into baseball and football," the Small Time actress tells Us Weekly of her sons with agent ex-husband Mike Nilon. "We don't have a PlayStation or a Wii because I want them to be outside." This summer, Beauvais intends to keep her sons active, and has indoor activities at the ready so rain won't dampen their school vacation play dates. "We'll go bowling or do arts and crafts at home," says the [...]
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'24's’ Joel Surnow on Directorial Debut ‘Small Time:’ ‘Biggest Challenge Was Money’

  • The Wrap
Joel Surnow's directorial debut, “Small Time,” drives into select theaters Friday. The sweet, coming-of-age tale stars Christopher Meloni as a struggling car salesman and Devon Bostick as his son, who is eager to join the family business despite his mother's wishes that he attend college. Dean Norris of “Breaking Bad” fame co-stars as Meloni's business partner and a surrogate uncle of sorts to Bostick's character. Surnow is a veteran TV scribe who got his start writing for “St. Elsewhere,” “The Equalizer,” “Miami Vice,” “The Commish” and “La Femme Nikita.” More recently, he's known for executive producing “The Kennedys” and “24,” the.
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Small Time | Review

Refurbished: Surnow’s Debut a Casserole of Cliché

Seasoned television writer and producer Joel Surnow makes his directorial debut with Small Time, based on an autobiographical screenplay he wrote in the mid-1970s and has since retooled. While exuding a certain amount of polish that confirms an understanding of look and tone, the film feels resoundingly cliché and inescapably dull. Despite originating from the creator’s own life experiences, the film feels overtly familiar, to such a degree that it fails to resonate visually, emotionally, or narratively. Humdrum in every sense of the word, Surnow’s film may indeed be a passion project made for his own enjoyment; unfortunately, it fails to be of particular interest to anyone else.

Al Klein (Christopher Meloni) and his best bud Ash Martini (Dean Norris) own a used car lot and happen to be quite adept at what they do, often working in tandem to score sales.
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Review: 'Small Time' Starring Christopher Meloni & Dean Norris Barely Gets The Engine Running

As a veteran writer on shows like "24," "Nikita," "The Commish" and "Miami Vice," director Joel Surnow surely knows how to create an hour of television that keeps moving. So it makes it all the more curious that his skills abandon him for his feature debut, "Small Time," which gathers up a couple of pretty good leads in Christopher Meloni and Dean Norris, but abandons them in a narrative that's starts off confused about the point-of-view from the first frame, and eventually spins its wheels for a low stakes drama where not much of consequence actually happens. So perhaps in that sense, "Small Time" lives up to its name. Apparently "inspired" by a true story (though there's not much evidence of inspiration here), the story follows a couple of successful, used car dealership owners, Al Klein (Meloni) and his best buddy Ash Martini (Norris), who seem to have it all figured out.
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Christopher Meloni and Writer/Director Joel Surnow Talk Small Time, Returning to a Script from 1976, Casting Process, Sin City 2, and Surviving Jack

Inspired by a true story, the indie drama Small Time tells the story of Al Klein (Christopher Meloni) and his longtime friend, Ash Martini (Dean Norris), who own a used car lot together. While Martini is a happy bachelor, Klein still pines for his ex-wife (Bridget Moynahan) and struggles to find common ground with their son (Devon Bostick), who has decided to follow in his father’s footsteps. At the film’s press day, writer/director Joel Surnow talked about how the first draft of Small Time was written in 1976, why he kept going back to the story, how different the finished film is now, the casting process, why he wanted the story to have a little edge to it, that he’s hoping to go into production on his next film this year, and why he thinks it’s fantastic that 24 (for which he was the co-creator/executive producer) is returning to television,
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Small Time Movie Features Big-Time Stars

In theaters, on iTunes and On Demand April 18th, the movie Small Time features not only a star-studded cast, it is also directed by 24 co-creator Joel Surnow. The movie follows Devon Bostick's (Diary of a Wimpy Kid) Freddy, a kid who would rather re-connect with his dad by working at a car lot rather than go to college. Christopher Meloni (Law & Order: Svu) plays the car-salesman father, while Bridget Moynahan (Blue Bloods) is the mother who would much prefer her son continue on to higher education. The flick also stars Dean Norris (Breaking Bad), Kevin Nealon (Weeds), and Amaury Nolasco (Transformers). Check out the trailer, and be sure to catch this family dramedy when it opens this Easter weekend.

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Fathers-and-Sons Story Small Time Sinks When It Tries to Go Big

Fathers-and-Sons Story Small Time Sinks When It Tries to Go Big
"This was the summer I figured out who I am," someone states toward the end of Small Time, Joel Surnow's filmmaking debut. The sentiment isn't implausible or completely unearned, but its on-the-nose articulation exemplifies a problem with this character-driven dramedy: When a film about relationships features sentiments expressed as neatly and simplistically as that, the storytelling feels mechanical and contrived.

That summer of discovery finds used car salesmen Al Klein (Christopher Meloni) and Ash Martini (Dean Norris) bringing Al's son, Freddy (Devon Bostick), on board; Freddy's parents are divorced and he's eager to hang with his dad.

That dynamic is also explored with frustratingly obvious exposition, such as when Freddy tells Al, "I would be proud if I gr...
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Devon Bostick Talks The 100, His Character’s Struggle with Ptsd, Checking Fan Reaction to the Show, Small Time, and More

On the new CW drama series The 100, a nuclear Armageddon decimated planet Earth and destroyed civilization, and the only survivors were the 400 inhabitants of 12 international space stations that were in orbit, at the time. Ninety seven years later, the survivors now number 4,000 and resources are running out on their dying Ark. To protect the survival of the human race, the leaders take ruthless steps to ensure their future, including secretly sending a group of 100 juvenile prisoners to the Earth’s surface to test whether it’s habitable again. The series stars Paige Turco, Isaiah Washington, Henry Ian Cusick, Eliza Taylor, Thomas McDonell, Bob Morley, Eli Goree, Marie Avgeropoulos, Christopher Larkin and Devon Bostick. During this exclusive phone interview with Collider, Bostick talked about how he came to the show, that his character did actually die in the pilot before they changed their minds because they liked the character so much,
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Exclusive Clip and Images from Small Time Starring Christopher Meloni, Devon Bostick, and Dean Norris

Today, we're pleased to bring you an exclusive clip along with new images from the dramedy Small Time.  Directed by 24 co-creator Joel Surnow, the movie stars Christopher Meloni (Law & Order: Svu) as a used car salesman who has the opportunity to reconnect with his son Freddy (Devon Bostick from Diary of a Wimpy Kid) when Freddy decides to forego college and work his dad selling cars.  In this clip, Freddy explains why he wants to work on the lot instead of going to college.  I'm a big fan of Meloni, and the movie has a great cast of character actors including Dean Norris (Breaking Bad), Bridget Moynahan (Blue Bloods), and Xander Berkley (Taken). Hit the jump to check out the clip and the images.  The film also stars Kevin Nealon (Weeds), Garcelle Beauvais (Flight), and Amaury Nolasco (Transformers).  Small Time will be on iTunes, OnDemand, and in theaters on April 18th.
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Exclusive Clip From Small Time, Starring Christopher Meloni

ComingSoon.net has your first look at a clip from Small Time , in theaters, on iTunes and On Demand on April 18. Written and directed by Joel Surnow, the film stars Christopher Meloni, Dean Norris, Devon Bostick, Bridget Moynahan, Kevin Nealon, Garcelle Beauvais, Xander Berkeley and Amaury Nolasco. Inspired by a true story, Al Klein (Meloni) and his longtime friend, Ash Martini (Norris) own a used car lot. These two know every trick in the book when it comes to selling cars. Martini is a good time charley, who never settled down. Klein, however, still pines for his ex-wife Barbara (Moynahan) who left him years ago for a more successful man. After their son, Freddy (Bostick,) graduates high school, he decides to forego college in favor of selling cars with his old man. Klein is...
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Aaron Paul Would Like To Be In Better Call Saul, Despite Continuity Concerns

Playing the character of Jesse Pinkman in Breaking Bad has without a doubt defined Aaron Paul’s career. Everywhere he goes these days, people feel totally comfortable calling him “Bitch” to his face, all on account of his signature catch phrase as Walter White’s partner in crime. When an actor has a role that iconic, it can be difficult to escape from its shadow, but Aaron Paul apparently wishes to sidestep that dilemma by doubling down on Pinkman in the spinoff Better Call Saul.

Speaking at an interview for the upcoming Need for Speed movie, Paul said he bad been in “serious talks” with Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan about making a return for Better Call Saul:

“Anything Vince is involved with, I’m there. I owe him my entire career. And the idea of jumping into the skin of Jesse Pinkman again in his lighter days — because
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First Trailer for 24 Co-Creator Joel Surnow’s Small Time with Christopher Meloni

  • HeyUGuys
With two Emmys to his name for his work on 24, co-creator Joel Surnow makes his feature directorial debut this year with Small Time.

The movie sees him move into more dramatic territory, like his more recent work on the small screen with The Kennedys.

Anchor Bay has released the first trailer over on Apple, teasing a couple of great cameos for fans of 24 alongside leading man Christopher Meloni.

Inspired by a true story, Al Klein (Meloni) and his longtime friend, Ash Martini (Norris) own a used car lot. These two know every trick in the book when it comes to selling cars. Martini is a good time charley, who never settled down. Klein, however, still pines for his ex-wife Barbara (Moynahan) who left him years ago for a more successful man. After their son, Freddy (Bostick), graduates high school, he decides to forego college in favor of selling cars with his old man.
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CAA Signs ’24′ Co-Creator Joel Surnow

Exclusive: Writer-producer Joel Surnow has signed with CAA. Surnow has been exploring new representation options since his long-time agent Jeff Benson exited Paradigm in late April. Surnow co-created with Bob Cochran Fox’s Emmy-winning drama 24 and served as showrunner for the first six seasons. He is not involved in the upcoming 24 event series, 24: Live Another Day. Post-24, Surnow executive produced The Kennedys miniseries and recently wrote, directed, and produced his first feature film, Small Time, which will be released later this year. Surnow is managed by Howard Klein at 3 Arts, and his attorney is Michael Gendler.
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News Shorts: April 21st 2013

Photos of Henry Cavill in Man of Steel, Ryan Gosling in Only God Forgives, Hugh Jackman in The Wolverine, Benedict Cumberbatch in Star Trek Into Darkness, Brit Marling in The East, Benicio del Toro in Jimmy P., Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges in R.I.P.D., and blurry shots of Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson shooting Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

Posters for Only God Forgives, White House Down, No One Lives, The Lone Ranger, Turbo, Black Rock, Augustine and five comic art posters for Iron Man 3.

The official site for Noam Murro's upcoming "300: Rise of an Empire" has been updated.

"The Will Smith-led 'After Earth' has been moved up a week to May 31st, getting out of the way to some extent of Warners' 'Man of Steel'…" (full details)

"'Fruitvale' will be changing its title to 'Fruitvale Station' and remains on track for a July 26th release.
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