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Mark Strong

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    Review: 'Welcome To The Punch' Is A Stylish & Smart British Spin In On The Action-Thriller

    The terms "British cinema" and "action movie" tend not to go together particularly well. Maybe it's the smaller budgets at play, maybe it's an awareness that our American and Asian cousins do it better, maybe it's cultural -- most British cops don't carry weapons, for example. It's not that it hasn'...

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    5 New Photos From 'Welcome To The Punch' Starring James McAvoy, Mark Strong & Andrea Riseborough

    "Hot Fuzz" aside, the history of the British cop/action film is not a glorious one. Indeed, it's hard to think of a truly successful one that plays it straight, especially with recent disappointments like "Blitz" and "The Sweeney" fresh in the memory. But there's one sneaking up that we've had high ...

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    Watch: Exclusive Action Packed Scene From 'Day of the Falcon' Starring Antonio Banderas and Freida Pinto

    In this exclusive clip from Jean-Jacques Annaud's "Day of the Falcon," unsuspecting Bedouin villagers scatter for safety as a warplane fires at their desert encampment.

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    'Black Gold' With Antonio Banderas & Tahar Rahim Now Called 'Day Of The Falcon,' Hits VOD In February, Theaters In March

    It was way back in the fall of 2011 when the trailer for Jean-Jacques Annaud’s “Black Gold” was released, as the film started to hit the festival circuit. Now, in 2013, the epic film is finally seeing a release in North America with the brand new (and somewhat bland) title of &ldqu...

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    ZERO DARK THIRTY

    In 'The Hurt Locker', director Kathryn Bigelow and journalist-turned-screenwriter Mark Boal told a riveting story against the backdrop of the war-torn Middle East. In their new collaboration,' Zero Dark Thirty', they dramatize a real-life series of events, spanning nearly a decade, that are just as ...

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    AMC Gives a Series Order to Mark Strong Crime Drama 'Low Winter Sun'

    AMC has a new scripted drama. "Low Winter Sun," one of the six projects that came through the network's annual "bake-off" in April, was given a pilot order in may. Today, the channel announced it was picking up the crime show to series for a first season of ten hour-long...

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    Watch: James McAvoy & Mark Strong Trade Bullets In Trailer & Clip For 'Welcome To The Punch'

    Looking for the next candidate to fit into that British-indie-director-who-goes-A-list-Hollywood category? Someone to follow in the footsteps of Christopher Nolan, Rupert Wyatt, and "The Disappearance Of Alice Creed" director J. Blakeson? A strong contender is emerging in the shape of Eran...

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    Shirley MacLaine & Christopher Plummer Are 'Elsa & Fred'; Rose Byrne & Hugo Weaving Go Around 'The Turning' & More

    Shirley MacLaine and Christopher Plummer will star in the Michael Radford-helmed English-language remake of “Elsa & Fred.” Based on the 2005 Argentinian film, the remake will move its setting to New Orleans with “MacLaine as Elsa, a gregarious fun-loving retiree, who takes a shine to Plummer’s chara...

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    LFF Review: Stephen Graham & Mark Strong Impress In Generic But Powerful Cop Thriller 'Blood'

    The history of the British police movie is not a glorious one. Perhaps it's because (for the most part) UK coppers aren't allowed to carry firearms, which somewhat reduces the capacity for squib-happy action sequences. Or maybe it's the lack of glamorous locations for said shootouts, which can hardl...

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    Mark Strong, Brian Cox & Taissa Farmiga Join Jaume Collet-Serra’s ‘Mindscape’

    Spanish filmmaker Jaume Collet-Serra, best known for the 2005 remake of "House of Wax" and 2009's "Orphan" (a very respectable $76 million worldwide) is turning into quite the B-movie cottage industry force.

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