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‘Homeland’ Finale Recap: Carrie’s True Allegiance is Revealed

‘Homeland’ Finale Recap: Carrie’s True Allegiance is Revealed
Spoiler Alert: Do not read if you have not yet watched “Prisoners of War,” the series finale of “Homeland.”

Homeland” went out on a high note Sunday with a 66-minute final episode that was full of the elements that defined the series.

The episode, entitled “Prisoners of War,” (a nod to the Israeli series from Keshet on which this 20th Century TV one was based) was written by executive producers Alex Gansa and Howard Gordon and directed by executive producer Lesli Linka Glatter. It gave stars Claire Danes and Mandy Patinkin a final outing that was worthy of their eight years in the spy trenches as Carrie Mathison and Saul Berenson, the CIA prodigy gone rogue and her faithful mentor, respectively.

“Prisoners of War” began with a glimpse of Carrie riding in the back of a car while the had a vision of her long-lost love, Nicholas Brody (Damian Lewis
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John Brumpton on how to sustain a 30-year screen career

John Brumpton in ‘Measure for Measure.’

One of Australia’s hardest working actors, John Brumpton rarely turns down offers – except when he is asked to work for free.

In the past year he has played a rapist in Stephen Johnson’s Western High Ground, a gunslinger in the second season of Mystery Road, Hugo Weaving’s protector in Paul Ireland’s Measure for Measure and a worried dad in Jamie Helmer and Michael Leonard’s short The Diver, which premieres in competition in Venice.

IMDb lists 95 credits for the actor who made his screen debut in The Flying Doctors in 1989 and took up the profession after working as a surveyor and professional boxer.

“It’s a tough industry and surviving this long is an achievement,” he tells If. “My approach is: ‘Just be yourself.’”

He was inspired to become an actor by watching Bryan Brown in Stir, Breaker Morant and
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Awesome Trailer For Netflix's Martial Arts Sci-Fi Series Wu Assassins with Iko Uwais and Summer Glau

Netflix has released a trailer for you to watch for a badass-looking new martial arts sci-fi series called Wu Assassins and it looks like a blast! I love martial arts films and shows and this is gonna be good! It stars The Raid actor Iko Uwais and Summer Glau and this is the synopsis that was released:

He’s on a mission to save Chinatown, even if it means killing his own father. Kung Fu meets sci-fi meets Asian street food in Wu Assassins

Wu Assassins follows Kai Jin, a young Chinatown chef in present day San Francisco, as he becomes entangled with the Chinese Triad’s pursuit of deadly ancient powers known as the "Wu Xing." After an encounter with a mystical spirit, Kai reluctantly becomes the Wu Assassin, using his enhanced martial arts skills to recover supernatural powers from five modern day criminals threatening to use them to destroy the world.
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Hulu commissions Tony McNamara’s ‘The Great’

Tony McNamara.

Us streaming service Hulu has commissioned The Great, a series created and scripted by Tony McNamara, which stars Elle Fanning as the 18th Century Russian Empress.

McNamara and Marian Macgowan, who produced his 2002 movie The Rage in Placid Lake, will be among the executive producers on the 10-part series produced by Mrc. Paramount has the rights in the rest of the world.

Last year Hulu ordered the pilot which was directed by Matt Shakman (Game Of Thrones) and filmed in Yorkshire. The plot was described as a genre-bending, anti-historical ride through Russia as Catherine rises from Catherine the Nothing to Catherine the Great.

Gwilym Lee will reprise his role as Grigory Orlov, the best friend and confidant of Russian emperor Peter (Nicholas Hoult). The cast includes Phoebe Fox, Adam Godley, Charity Wakefield, Douglas Hodge and Sacha Dhawan.

On Sunday McNamara and Deborah Davis, his co-writer on The Favourite,
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October Horrors 2017 Day 20 – The Loved Ones (2009)

The Loved Ones, 2009.

Directed by Sean Byrne.

Starring Xavier Samuel, Robin McLeavy, Richard Wilson, and John Brumpton.

Synopsis:

Brent is still struggling with the grief of having lost his father in a tragic car accident, an accident in which Brent was the driver. With prom rapidly approaching, Brent is asked to the dance by his classmate Lola, an invitation which he politely declines. However, Lola will not take no for an answer and soon Brent finds himself as her “date” for the evening in her own personal macabre prom from hell.

Ah, prom time. We all have fond memories of the pleasant evening in which we got all dressed up to bid farewell to our schoolmates for the summer or in the case of my prom, bidding farewell for the final time. All in all, prom is a magical evening in which we all have a good time.

But imagine
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What Is the Best Horror Movie Of The 21st Century? — IndieWire Critics Survey

What Is the Best Horror Movie Of The 21st Century? — IndieWire Critics Survey
Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of film and TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Monday morning. (The answer to the second, “What is the best film in theaters right now?” can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: What is the best horror film of the 21st century?

Charles Bramesco (@intothecrevasse), Freelancer for Rolling Stone, The Verge, Vulture

Everyone knows that the greatest Halloween film of all time is the 1962 nudie-cutie “House on Bare Mountain,” and my slavish devotion to giallo means that personal favorite horror movie of the new century is “Berberian Sound Studio”, but those are both answers to questions nobody asked. The finest horror film of the new millennium is “Cabin in the Woods”, both a dissertation on the history of the American scary movie and a chilling piece of work in its own right. With a fiendishly clever narrative hook,
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Hell on Wheels: Season Five Ratings

The ratings for Hell on Wheels have dropped lower and lower so AMC decided to end the series with season five. Will the fifth season's ratings be the show's best numbers yet or, will they drop lower. Will the execs regret not cancelling the show instead of giving it a final season? Stay tuned.A gritty period drama that takes place in the 1860s, Hell on Wheels revolves around the institutionalized greed and corruption behind the building of America's Transcontinental Railroad as loyalties are abandoned and the race between the Central Pacific and Union Pacific lines intensifies. The cast includes Anson Mount, Colm Meaney, Christopher Heyerdahl, Robin McLeavy, Jennifer Ferrin, Phil Burke, Tim Guinee, Dohn Norwood, Reg Rogers, Byron Mann, A. Zhou, Tzi Ma, and MacKenzie Porter.Read More…
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Hell on Wheels: AMC Previews the Series Finale

The final nail is almost in the ground. AMC has released new previews for the series finale of Hell on Wheels. The historical drama chronicles the building of the first Transcontinental Railroad in the United States. The cast includes Anson Mount, Colm Meaney, Christopher Heyerdahl, Robin McLeavy, Jennifer Ferrin, Phil Burke, Tim Guinee, Dohn Norwood, Reg Rogers, Byron Mann, A. Zhou, Tzi Ma, and MacKenzie Porter.Read More…
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Hell on Wheels: Writers Wanted Closure for Each Character

What can you expect from the final episodes of Hell on Wheels? During a recent Q&A, showrunner John Wirth discussed the last season of the AMC series.

Set in the 1860s American West, the historical drama tells the story behind the construction of the country's first transcontinental railroad. The cast includes Anson Mount, Colm Meaney, Christopher Heyerdahl, Robin McLeavy, and Jennifer Ferrin.

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Hell on Wheels: AMC Releases Final Episodes Photos

[caption id="attachment_49199" align="aligncenter" width="422"] Hell on Wheels TV show on AMC. Anson Mount as Cullen Bohannon. Hell on Wheels, season 5, episode 8. Photo Credit: Michelle Faye/AMC./caption]

Check out these pictures from Hell on Wheels' end of the line. The second half of the fifth and final season of the Hell on Wheels TV show premieres on AMC Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 9:00pm Et/Pt. The series tells the story of Cullen Bohannon (Anson Mount) and his work on America’s first transcontinental railroad.

The cast of Hell On Wheels includes: Mount, Colm Meaney, Christopher Heyerdahl, Robin McLeavy, Jennifer Ferrin, Phil Burke, Tim Guinee, Dohn Norwood, Reg Rogers, Byron Mann, and A. Zhou.

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Hell On Wheels: Fifth and Final Season Resumes in June on AMC

[caption id="attachment_48145" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Hell On Wheels TV show on AMC. Anson Mount as Cullen Bohannan. Photo Credit: Michelle Faye/AMC./caption]

The devil's in the details. Season 5B of the Hell On Wheels TV series on AMC premieres Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 9:00pm Et. While not cancelled, Hell On Wheels is ending. AMC says it is the "end of the line for Cullen Bohannon (Anson Mount) and his work on America’s first transcontinental railroad."

The last seven episodes, including the Hell On Wheels TV series finale, are careening down the track. The cast of Hell On Wheels includes: Anson Mount, Colm Meaney, Christopher Heyerdahl, Robin McLeavy, Jennifer Ferrin, Phil Burke, Tim Guinee, Dohn Norwood, Reg Rogers, Byron Mann, A. Zhou, and Tzi Ma.

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Michael Petroni's Backtrack scores limited Australian theatrical release

Sam Neill and Adrien Brody in Backtrack.

Australian psychological thriller.Backtrack, starring Adrien Brody and Sam Niell, will screen exclusively for one-week at Palace Cinemas from June 16-22.

The limited cinema release will be followed by digital and disc releases on August 3, a non-traditional pattern designed to make the film available to a broader audience across all channels without delay..

Producer Jamie Hilton said he was excited to bring Backtrack to Australian audiences, after selling the film in more than 60 countries..

"Adrien Brody gives a nuanced performance as an Australian psychiatrist, a fresh spin after so many of our stars playing Americans," he said..

"Michael Petroni and his all Australian team have crafted a world class film that is both intelligent and thrilling..

"We hope audiences will enjoy it across all release platforms and are delighted to partner with Palace Cinemas on the theatrical release...

Written and directed by Michael Petroni
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Backtrack Review

Besides turning up in a Wes Anderson production every now and then, Adrien Brody has been something of a ghost to mainstream moviegoers. I promise he’s still acting, just in movies that have struggled to find wider audiences. You know, like Dragon Blade or American Heist? *crickets* The quasi blockbuster hunk of yesteryear seems to be toying with indie experimentation as of late, picking Michael Petroni’s Backtrack as his latest attempt at underground success. Will this be the Adrien Brody vessel that floats to the top instead of sinking to a dark, watery grave? No, it won’t – but that’s not necessarily the actor’s fault.

The once Predator huntin’ Brody stars as Peter Bower, a psychiatrist who’s struggling to cope with his daughter Evie’s (Emma O’Farrell) unexpected death. Clientele come and go, but all Bower can do is replay the same gruesome scene on repeat,
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‘Backtrack’ Review

Stars: Adrien Brody, Sam Neill, Robin McLeavy, Bruce Spence, Jenni Baird, Anna Lise Phillips, Chloe Bayliss, Olga Miller, Michael Whalley, Malcolm Kennard, Matthew Sunderland, Suzie Steen | Written and Directed by Michael Petroni

Don’t look now, but a man begins to experience strange visions following the death of his child. After realising that the majority of his patients are ghosts (like a reverse Sixth Sense) psychologist Peter Bower (Adrien Brody) heads to his spooky old hometown in the hope that he can uncover the mystery behind it all.

Moody, intense Brody is the main draw for this low-key supernatural thriller, its effective Gothic vibe making it stand out from the chaff like Nicolas Cage’s Pay the Ghost (I say that with love) or the litany of 101 Films releases just like it (said with less love, but there’s still some). The level of class extends to the presence of one Sam Neill,
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Movie Review – Backtrack (2015)

Backtrack, 2015.

Directed by Michael Petroni.

Starring Adrien Brody, Sam Neill, Robin McLeavy, Bruce Spence and Jenni Baird.

Synopsis:

Psychologist Peter Bower’s life is thrown into turmoil when he discovers that the patients he has been seeing are ghosts. Risking his own sanity, Peter delves into his past to uncover a terrifying secret which only he can put right.

Adrien Brody is the youngest performer to ever win the award for Best Actor at the Oscars, but like the Halle Berry’s and Geena Davis’s of this world, Brody struggled to capitalise on this success, appearing in mostly forgettable movies that failed to make use of his potential. You probably have some idea where I might be going with this…

An Australian supernatural mystery starring Brody sounds like it should be one of the horror highlights of the year, particularly in the wake of The Babadook’s success, but
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Backtrack (2015) Movie Trailer: Adrien Brody Confronts Internal Demons

Backtrack Trailer. Michael Petroni‘s Backtrack (2015) movie trailer stars Adrien Brody, Sam Neill and Robin McLeavy. Backtrack‘s plot synopsis: “Psychologist Peter Bower’s life is thrown into turmoil when he discovers that the patients he has been seeing are ghosts. Risking his own sanity, Peter delves into his past to uncover a terrifying secret which only he can put right. Backtrack is […]
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Adrien Brody and Sam Neill Will Backtrack in March

Michael Petroni’s upcoming film Backtrack (review) immediately caught our interest because of the cast, which features Adrien Brody, Sam Neill, and Robin McLeavy (The Loved Ones). We’ve been waiting on a release date, and today brings the information we’ve been… Continue Reading →

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Trailer for thriller Backtrack starring Adrien Brody and Sam Neill

A new trailer has arrived online for the psychological thriller Backtrack starring Adrien Brody and Sam Neill; take a look below after the official synopsis…

Psychologist Peter Bower’s life is thrown into turmoil when he discovers that the patients he has been seeing are ghosts. Risking his own sanity, Peter delves into his past to uncover a terrifying secret which only he can put right.

Backtrack features a cast that also includes Robin McLeavy, Bruce Spence and Jenni Baird.
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We Backtrack and Come Up With a New Clip and Trailer

On tap right now we have a clip and trailer for Backtrack (review) featuring Adrien Brody looking as pensive as humanly possible. Backtrack stars Academy Award winner Brody along with Sam Neill and Robin McLeavy. It is written and directed… Continue Reading →

The post We Backtrack and Come Up With a New Clip and Trailer appeared first on Dread Central.
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200 Greatest Horror Films (90-81)

Special mention: Häxan

Directed by Benjamin Christensen

Denmark / Sweden, 1922

Genre: Documentary

Häxan (a.k.a The Witches or Witchcraft Through The Ages) is a 1922 silent documentary about the history of witchcraft, told in a variety of styles, from illustrated slideshows to dramatized reenactments of alleged real-life events. Written and directed by Benjamin Christensen, and based partly on Christensen’s study of the Malleus Maleficarum, Häxan is a fine examination of how superstition and the misunderstanding of mental illness could lead to the hysteria of the witch-hunts. At the time, it was the most expensive Scandinavian film ever made, costing nearly 2 million Swedish krona. Although it won acclaim in Denmark and Sweden, the film was banned in the United States and heavily censored in other countries for what were considered, at that time, graphic depictions of torture, nudity, and sexual perversion. Depending on which version you’re watching, the commentary is
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