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Forces Featurette: The Foreigner!

The Foreigner – (Left to Right) Jackie Chan as Quan and Pierce Brosnan – Photo courtesy of STX Entertainment.

London small business owner Quan (Jackie chan wants to find the men who killed his daughter and thinks that Irish First Minister Hennessy (Pierce Brosnan) knows.

The Foreigner opens on October 13th.

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Syfy to Adapt Blake’s 7 for American Audience!

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Syfy will develop the cult UK classic adventure-sci-fi series Blake’s 7, teaming with Georgeville Television and producer Marc Rosen. Martin Campbell (Casino Royale, Green Lantern) will direct the script by Joe Pokaski (Heroes, CSI).

Originally created by Terry Nation (Dr. Who), Blake’s 7 premiered on the BBC in 1978, running for four seasons (52 episodes). The series centered around hard-core renegades and criminals who escape from a prison planet, battling humans and aliens alike – and becoming heroes.

Green Lantern: They Got It Right – Just Barely!

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Martin Campbell’s Green Lantern hits the key moments of the character’s origin, mixes in a couple of classic villains, the right girlfriend and sets up at least two potential sequels – but fails as the promised ‘cosmic adventure.’

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MOVIE REVIEW: Edge of Darkness – Topicality Merely McGuffin in Revenge Flick!

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She hasn’t even been home a full evening when Emma Craven [Bojana Novakovic] is killed by a shotgun blast fired by a man in a ski mask – right in front of her father, police detective Thomas Craven [Mel Gibson]. His search for vengeance turns up disquieting things – like the possibility of Emma being a terrorist, or the possibility that she might have been about to blow the whistle on the company for which she worked, for making nuclear weapons.

Based on the ten-year old BBC mini-series of the same name, Edge of Darkness marks Gibson’s first appearance in a movie in almost eight years. While it doesn’t have the scope of the mini-series – especially in terms of the politics and illicit nukes angles, it does work as a revenge thriller for a few reasons…

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