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    Review: 'The Sweeney' Is Cliché After Cliché To The Point Of Parody

    "We’re The Sweeney, and you’ve just been nicked," barks Ray Winstone (plus or minus a few expletives) about three separate times during U.K. actioner "The Sweeney," and it’s the biggest tip-off that this is based on an established property. "The Sweeney" never made it stateside, though the televisio...

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    Interview: 'The Sweeney' Star Ray Winstone Talks Rappers, Filming Aronofsky's 'Noah' & How Much Fun He Had On 'Indiana Jones'

    Ray Winstone is one of those brilliant actors who has a chameleonic ability to totally lose himself in his characters (whether it’s the retired thief in Jonathan Glazer’s brilliant “Sexy Beast” or the Bostonian gangster in Martin Scorsese’s “The Departed”), while remaining 100% Winstonian. In his ne...

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    Watch: Exclusive Clip From 'The Sweeney' Introduced By Ray Winstone

    While on this side of the ocean "The Sweeney" may not be a familiar title, in the UK it's something of a touchstone. The British crime series only ran for four seasons during the 1970s, but it was enough to make a tremendous creative and cultural impact, serving as inspiration for recent show "Life ...

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    Watch: John Hillcoat's NSFW Video For Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds' "Jubilee Street" Featuring Ray Winstone

    As longtime collaborators, John Hillcoat and Nick Cave are never too far apart when it comes their various cinematic and musical projects. On the movie front, the pair go all the way back to Hillcoat's directorial debut "Ghosts...Of The Civil Dead" which Cave co-wrote and starred in, w...

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    Watch: Trailer For Brit Cop Thriller 'The Sweeney' Starring Ray Winstone & Hayley Atwell

    How's this for confidence? Months before the movie opened in the U.K., Vertigo Films felt so good about their big screen version of the cult Brit TV cop show "The Sweeney," that they got development going on a sequel. Now whether that actually comes to pass remains to be seen (it divid...

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    Locarno Review: Piazza Opening Night Film 'The Sweeney' Pits Gruff Ray Winstone Against Tired Tough Cop Formula

    "The Sweeney" doggedly adheres to a familiar tune that could use some roughing up.

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    An Evil Cloud? Ray Winstone Looking To Take Villain Role In Darren Aronofsky's 'Noah'

    So what exactly is the villain going to be in Darren Aronofsky's "Noah"? A talking raincloud? The guy at the lumber yard who jacks up his prices with the storm of all time on the way? A rival ark builder? Your guess is as good as ours, but it seems the director has found his man.

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    Snow White and the Huntsman—movie review

    Sometimes, while I’m watching a bad movie, one burning question arises: “What were they thinking?” That’s what I asked myself while suffering through 'Snow White and the Huntsman', a putrid, and seemingly endless, retelling of the famous fairy tale. Grim and gruesome, it’s a soul-sucking two-hour-pl...

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    Watch: Ray Winstone & Rapper Plan B Do Things Their Own Way In Teaser Trailer For 'The Sweeney'

    After years in development, last year saw the resurfacing of the film adaptation of seminal British cop series "The Sweeney" by Vertigo Films, with "The Football Factory" helmer Nick Love directing. Well, the first teaser trailer for the movie has now been unveiled, and it's ...

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    Ray Winstone Says John Hillcoat & Nick Cave's 'The Death Of Bunny Munro' "Will Make 'Shame' Look Like Teletubbies"

    It has been a long time since we heard anything about Nick Cave's "The Death Of Bunny Munro," so we'll bring you back up to speed. First conceived as a script, when Cave couldn't get it produced he turned the story into a novel that is on bookshelves now. But in a little bit of...

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