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Mark Strong: John Carter looked dated

Mark Strong: John Carter looked dated

Jan 22 2013, 10:20am CST | by

Mark Strong thinks 'John Carter' flopped because it looked dated. The actor, who played the leader of a White Martian race called the Therns in last year's action-adventure, thinks critics were very...

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Mark Strong: John Carter looked dated

Jan 22 2013, 10:20am CST | by

Mark Strong thinks 'John Carter' flopped because it looked dated.

The actor, who played the leader of a White Martian race called the Therns in last year's action-adventure, thinks critics were very ''harsh'' on the film, which grossed just under $210 million worldwide, despite a budget of $250 million.

Speaking on 'Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo's Film Review' on BBC 5 Live, he said: ''I really liked it, and I thought people were really harsh on it. It suffered from the fact that we have seen everything in it before.

''It was written at the turn of last century, and everything - 'Star Wars', 'Star Trek', even 'Tarzan' - all comes from it really. The idea of science fiction, Edgar Rice Burroughs was the granddaddy of it all.

''So there was nothing in there that really surprised anyone, and it looked a bit dated. I really enjoyed it, my kids enjoyed it, and people I know enjoyed it.''

The movie's director, Andrew Stanton, recently admitted he felt the project - which starred Taylor Kitsch as an American Civil War veteran transported to Mars - was ''doomed to fail'' even while filming was still ongoing.

He said: ''There was this weird air the summer before of Schadenfreude, of doomed to fail.

''It isn't a nice atmosphere to be in, but what can you do about it?''

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Oct 30 2014 10:59am CDT | Source: Collider

Writer-director Rowan Joffe’s adaptation of S.J. Watson’s best-selling novel, Before I Go to Sleep, is a taut, stylish psychological thriller about an amnesiac, Christine Lucas (Nicole Kidman), who awakens each morning with no recollection of her past.  She struggles to comprehend the emotional impact of her always-new reality, but as fragmented memories begin to resurface, she starts to question everything she thought she kne ...
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Before I Go to Sleep Review

Oct 29 2014 7:33pm CDT | Source: ign

Based on S.J. Watson's bestselling novel and adapted for the screen by Rowan Joffe (28 Weeks Later, The American), Before I Go to Sleep could be described as a follow-up to the premise of 50 First Dates -- that is if 50 First Dates had been a dramatic thriller starring Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth and Mark Strong. Basically, the movie follows an amnesiac, Christine Lucas (Kidman), who wakes up every morning with no memory of th ...
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THE IMITATION GAME Clip: German Enigma Code Isn’t Unbreakable Until Benedict Cumberbatch Gives It a Try

Oct 29 2014 9:44am CDT | Source: Collider

We may have Doctor Strange on the brain right now courtesy of Marvel’s big day yesterday, but let’s not forget, Benedict Cumberbatch could be on his way to his very first Academy Award nomination as well.  He leads the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival Audience Award winning film, The Imitation Game, as Alan Turing, a British cryptologist determined to solve the most difficult problem in the world, the German Enigma Code. Even though Charles Dance’s Commander Denniston thinks bre ...
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‘Before I Go to Sleep’ Trailer: Nicole Kidman Has a Memory Problem

Oct 7 2014 5:15pm CDT | Source: slash film

In the thriller Before I Go to Sleep, a conceit a bit like the one at the heart of Memento is in play. Specifically, Nicole Kidman plays a woman recovering from a severe trauma, who experiences total amnesia upon waking each morning. Anything she learns during the day goes away at night, including the identities of her husband (Colin Firth) and her doctor (Mark Strong) and all the details of the accident that took her memory. Check out the Before I Go to Sl ...
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Nicole Kidman Awakens and Forgets in New BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP Trailer

Oct 7 2014 10:38am CDT | Source: Collider

Millennium Films has released a new Before I Go to Sleep trailer.  Nicole Kidman stars as a woman who loses her memory every time she wakes up.  As she learns more clues about her condition, she begins to uncover a dark mystery about why she can’t retain her memories.  Given the terrific premise and strong cast, which also includes Colin Firth and Mark Strong, I had high hopes for this one, but i ...
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The Imitation Game Decodes A New Poster

Oct 7 2014 9:24am CDT | Source: Empire Online

Update: Keira Knightley now has her own imageUpdate: Not to be outdone, Keira Knightley's Joan Clarke has scored her own variant of the poster.Benedict Cumberbatch - officially The Busiest Actor In The UniverseTM - will soon return to our screens with the wartime drama, The Imitation Game. In preparation, a new poster has been transmitted and it's, um, cracking (sorry).{New Poster For The Imitation Game}The film tells the true story of the race to crack the Nazi Enig ...
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Oct 2 2014 3:38pm CDT | Source: aintitcool

GRACEPOINT!! Herc Says He’s Seen A Lot Worse Than Fox’s New American Remake Of BROADCHURCH!! Read the full article on AICN I am – Hercules!! Mark Strong played cop Frank Agnew in both Channel 4’s Scottish version of “Low Winter Sun” and AMC’s Detroit remake, with the actor switching Agnew’s accent from Scottish to American. Now much the same thing has happened with David Tennant, who played the British lead detective on ITV’s “Broadc ...
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New Trailer For Kingsman: The Secret Service

Sep 23 2014 1:10am CDT | Source: Empire Online

Mankind is a virus. And Samuel L. Jackson is the cureWe’ve already had one main trailer for Matthew Vaughn’s latest Mark Millar adaptation, Kingsman: The Secret Service. You might remember that we brought you the director himself taking us through that first look. Here comes a second promo, which features a few new scenes. Colin Firth stars as Harry Hart, a suited, booted and immaculately mannered gentleman spy, o ...
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