‘Cracks’ film director Scott lives up to father’s success

Posted by Stef in Jun 25,2011 with 1 Comment

When your father is someone as prolific as filmmaker Ridley Scott, your directorial debut is bound to come up just a little bit short. But in Jordan Scott’s case, a little bit short is still very, very good.

The younger Scott forges her way into feature film territory with “Cracks,” a period drama/thriller about a tight-knit group of girls at an English boarding school.

At St. Mathilda’s, the diving team reigns supreme, and Di (Juno Temple), the team captain, is the queen bee and favorite of their glamorous, free-spirited teacher and diving coach, Miss G (Eva Green). But when Fiamma (Maria Valverde), an aristocratic Spanish student, arrives, Miss G’s attention quickly shifts, and Di’s jealousy flairs.

Miss G’s fervent interest in the cool, mature Fiamma blooms into full-blown obsession, and her behavior and composure take a downward slide into questionable. When she gets involved in a midnight feast that brings the girls together in a moment of tentative friendship, it turns into a night that will change all of their lives.

“Cracks,” adapted from the novel of the same name by Sheila Kohler, contains all the schoolgirl drama, repressed sexual tension and petty rivalries one would expect in an old-fashioned boarding school setting.
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EIFF 2011 – Perfect Sense Review

Posted by Stef in Jun 25,2011 with 1 Comment

Essentially, Perfect Sense is a romantic love story set against an apocalyptic backdrop. It tells of how a chef, Michael (Ewan McGregor ), and a scientist, Susan (Eva Green ), fall in love as an epidemic begins to rob people of their sensory perceptions.

Kim Fupz Aakeson’s cunningly written screenplay imagines a world in which the inhabitants slowly lose their senses, one by one. The apocalypse is refreshingly personal and, to an extent, psychological. Whilst we are made aware – through cleverly placed and constructed newsreel-style footage – that the epidemic is happening globally, Perfect Sense chooses to focus on a handful of characters rather than the world at large. The most important of these are Michael and Susan, who are drawn together as their lives descend into chaos.

The storytelling style, though an enthralling rollercoaster of emotional highs and lows, is deliberately restrained, with Mackenzie cleverly approaching the material in a subdued, intimate and character-centric way – immediately setting Perfect Sense apart from other films of its nature. For the dark subject matter it’s also surprisingly optimistic: after each sensory loss, those affected look to find a way of coping by returning to some form of normality.
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Harper’s Bazaar UK Photoshoot

Posted by M. in Jun 20,2011 with 8 Comments

GALLERY LINK:

  • Photoshoots > Harper’s Bazaar UK June 2011


  • Perfect Sense gets UK release after Edinburgh premiere

    Posted by Stef in Jun 19,2011 with Comments Off

    Sci-fi romance Perfect Sense is to be released in UK cinemas by Arrow Films on October 7, following this weekend’s European premiere at the Edinburgh International Film Festival.

    Perfect Sense stars Ewan McGregor, Eva Green (Casino Royale, The Golden Compass, TV series Camelot), Connie Nielsen (Gladiator), Ewen Bremner (Trainspotting, Snatch) and Stephen Dillane (44 Inch Chest).

    It’s directed by British filmmaker David Mackenzie (Spread, Young Adam, Hallam Foe) and written by Kim Fupz Aakeson (To Love Someone, Pure Hearts),

    McGregor plays Michael, head chef at a Glasgow restaurant, and Eva Green is Susan, an epidemiologist who is hearing reports across the world of people inexplicably losing their five senses one by one.
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    Perfect Sense at the Edinburgh Film Festival this weekend

    Posted by Stef in Jun 17,2011 with 2 Comments

    Perfect Sense will be premiering tomorrow at the Edinburgh Film Festival and there will be an additional showing on Sunday. Check out www.edfilmfest.org.uk for more information including tickets, venues and more.

    David McKenzie’s Glasgow-set tale of love in a time of apocalypse sees a welcome reteaming of Young Adam’s (EIFF 2003) director and star. Ewan McGregor is Michael, head chef at a swanky restaurant, and Eva Green the aloof epidemiologist who catches his eye, and who is hearing reports across Scotland (and the world) of people whose emotions are running wild – just before they lose their sense of smell. Then another sense fails … A timely tale indeed – of undeniable, and, ultimately, devastating power.

    You can also find more information here on the film’s Facebook page.

    Thanks to Ian of Sigma Films for getting in touch with us.



    La Vanguardia (Spain) scan

    Posted by Stef in Jun 17,2011 with Comments Off

    GALLERY LINK:
    Scans > La Vanguardia (Spain) – June 13, 2011, thanks to Chini



    Malibu Magazine Interview

    Posted by Stef in Jun 14,2011 with 6 Comments

    “I’m the money,” asserts Vesper Lynd (aka Eva Green) to Daniel Craig’s James Bond in the 2006 remake of Casino Royale. As the sexually charged banter ricochets between Green’s character and Craig’s, her smoldering blue eyes give off an intensity sharp enough to penetrate the cold heart of her colleague, yet warm enough to win over her audience, who, despite her guarded exterior, find Vesper vulnerable, sweet, clever and likeable. She’s smarter and more sensual than your average Bond girl, and in this breakout role, we watch Green evoke more range in one gaze than many actors do in an entire feature.

    That was five years ago, and since this killer performance — which won the young actress a BAFTA — Green has been steadily carving her niche as master of dark, impassioned roles. She took to these very early on, starting with her film debut in the Bernardo Bertolucci incestuous drama The Dreamers, where she memorably bathes with her onscreen brother and their modest American “protégé.” In Ridley Scott’s Kingdom of Heaven, she’s the fierce Queen of Jerusalem at the time of the Crusades, and in The Golden Compass, again alongside Daniel Craig, she’s the queen of witches, but this time her powers allow her to fly. Currently, Green stars as Morgan in the new cable series Camelot on Starz — a network known for original series with penchant for sex and drama — as a Goth seductress and the ambitious heir to King Arthur’s throne, battling her brother for control of the kingdom. Next is her dream character, Angélique Bouchard, in Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows, a remake of the classic 1960s vampire TV show, scheduled for a 2012 release. Alongside Johnny Depp, who plays Barnabas Collins, Green is a love-scorned witch — a siren, but like none we’ve ever seen.

    But for all these powerful female roles, where she reduces her lovers to pieces, in person, the French-born Eva Green is anything but. The self-proclaimed “shy” actress is actually quite mellow. Save for her remarkable good looks, it’s hard to imagine this calm starlet — whose wry humor that every once in a while cuts through her serious demeanor — as a man-eater. With a throaty voice that sounds well beyond her 30 years when speaking English coupled with a breathy French dialect that could win over even the most staunch Anglophile, Green at times appears to live in two separate worlds.
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    More Exclusive “Camelot” Related UK Scans

    Posted by Stef in Jun 13,2011 with 3 Comments

    As we prepare ourselves to say goodbye to Camelot this Friday, the UK gets ready for the return of the King!

    GALLERY LINKS:
    Scans > What’s On TV (UK) – June 11-17, 2011, thanks to Lorna
    Scans > Daily Record Saturday (UK) – June 11, 2011, thanks to Lorna
    Scans > Daily Express Saturday (UK) – June 11, 2011, thanks to Lorna
    Scans > Daily Star – Hot TV (UK) – June 11, 2011, thanks to Lorna
    Scans > Your TV Week (UK) – June 11-17, 2011, thanks to Lorna



    Screencaps from Episode 10

    Posted by Stef in Jun 11,2011 with 10 Comments

    BEWARE OF SPOILERS!!!

    GALLERY LINK:
    Camelot > Episode 10

    Thanks to Annie.



    Camelot Season 1 available for UK pre-order

    Posted by Stef in Jun 07,2011 with Comments Off

    Camelot Season 1 will be released in the UK on August 8, 2011 and is now available for pre-order through Amazon.co.uk for £16.99. There doesn’t appear to be a set US release date yet, but you can sign up at Amazon.com to be notified when it becomes available.



    Cracks available for US pre-order

    Posted by Stef in Jun 07,2011 with 1 Comment

    Cracks will be released in the US on July 19, 2011 and is now available for pre-order through Amazon.com for $22.49. You can also order it on DVD for £5.93 and Blu-ray for £8.93 through Amazon.co.uk.



    UK Media Coverage of “Camelot”: Plenty of Exclusive Scans

    Posted by M. in Jun 07,2011 with 2 Comments

    As we prepare ourselves to say goodbye to Camelot this Friday, the UK gets ready for the return of the King!

    GALLERY LINKS:
    Scans > News Of The World – Fabulous (UK) – June 15, 2011, thanks to Lorna
    Scans > Radio Times (UK) – June 11-17, 2011, thanks to Lorna
    Scans > Total TV Guide (UK) – June 11-17, 2011, thanks to Lorna
    Scans > TV And Satellite Week (UK) – June 11-17, 2011, thanks to Lorna

    PS: I also want to say that I’ve been — and will be even more — busy with offline life. So, if you don’t hear from me, don’t worry. In the meantime, Stef will take very good care of the site as usual.



    Scans from Observer Magazine

    Posted by M. in Jun 06,2011 with 2 Comments

    GALLERY LINK:
    Scans > Observer Magazine (UK) – June 6, 2011, thanks to Lorna



    Screencaps from Episode 9

    Posted by Stef in Jun 06,2011 with 4 Comments

    BEWARE OF SPOILERS!!!

    GALLERY LINK:
    Camelot > Episode 9

    Thanks to Annie.



    June 2011 GQ France scan

    Posted by Stef in Jun 05,2011 with Comments Off

    Thanks to Elmira for the new scan. :)