Penélope Cruz Reunites With Pedro Almodóvar For The Brief Lovers

In a move that will make many happy, myself included, Penélope Cruz has signed on to star in Pedro Almodóvar’s next film The Brief Lovers, Deadline has reported. This will mark the first time the duo have worked together since Broken Embraces, which was released three year’s ago.

Cruz will star opposite Cecilia Roth, Lola Dueñas, Raúl Arévalo, José María Yazpik and Javier Cámara in what is being described as a “very fresh and brazen Continue reading “Penélope Cruz Reunites With Pedro Almodóvar For The Brief Lovers”

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Review: Prometheus (2012)

Moved to investigate an alien moon after coming across archaeological evidence of their creators (known here as ‘Engineers’), scientists Elizabeth Shaw (Noomi Rapace) and Charlie Holloway (Logan Marshall-Green), backed by a trillion dollar investment from Peter Weyland, founder of ‘The Corperation’, lead an expedition aboard the ‘Prometheus’. As the team begin to explore the moon it soon becomes clear that all is not as it appears and, along with cryptic figures Continue reading “Review: Prometheus (2012)”

Penélope Cruz Circling Ridley Scott’s The Counselor

Penélope Cruz (Volver) is circling a role in The Counselor, a dramatic thriller penned by author-turned-screenwriter Cormac McCarthy, THR has revealed.

Cruz, who won an Academy Award for her role in Woody Allen’s Vicky Cristina Barcelona, will star opposite Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, Javier Bardem and Angelina Jolie in what’s being described as “dialogue-heavy, violent and racy”.

The Counselor centers on an attorney (Fassbender) who finds himself caught up Continue reading “Penélope Cruz Circling Ridley Scott’s The Counselor”

Review: Life In A Day (2011)

Synopsis: Shot by filmmakers all around the world, Life In A Day aims to show future generations what it was like to be alive on July 24, 2010.

Co-directed by Kevin Macdonald, and produced by filmmaker brothers Ridley Scott and Tony Scott, Life In A Day’s concept is a relatively austere one: invite millions of people from around the world to film their lives on July 24, 2010, submitting the results to YouTube with the possibility of being included in a new documentary. The response was overwhelming, with a total of 4,500 hours of footage being collected.

The resulting documentary is a neatly pieced together, surprisingly moving peek into a day into the life of Earth’s inhabitants. Director McDonald begins at midnight, and proceeds to take us through the entire day over the course of a tidy 90 minute running time. Moving from continent to continent, individual to individual, Life In A Day wonderfully documents ordinary people going about their ordinary lives, from the humdrum aspects of human life – such as eating, talking, love and laughter – to the more challenging – death, disease, war, discrimination and brutality.

Profoundly benevolent, marvellously captivating and pleasingly authentic, Life In A Day is a worldly, important documentary that offers a brief yet wholly authentic and revealing glimpse into humanity. A triumphant achievement in contemporary cinema.

Life in a Day is currently playing at DCA Dundee.