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    What Are You Seeing This Weekend? 'The Host' & 'Place Beyond The Pines' May Spark 'Retaliation' Or 'Temptation'

    There ain't nothing like some bad behavior to kick off a stellar weekend. You know -- by cutting class, or taking a walk of shame, or going to work hungover on Friday morning. Or, as the movie stars like to do it, by killing some dudes, pulling off a bank job, stealing a dog, and implanting a jellyf...

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    20 Great British Crime Movies

    Today sees the release of the James McAvoy and Mark Strong-starring "Welcome To The Punch," and as you'll know if you've read our review, it's a slick, unusually ambitious, gorgeous-looking and absorbing British cops-and-robbers flick. It's also the latest film (with Danny Boyle's even better "Tranc...

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    'Welcome To The Punch' Director Eran Creevy Planning Possible Sequel, Drives On 'Autobahn'

    There are basically two ways to go as an up-and-coming filmmaker. One possible way to go is to make your debut feature, and use it as a springboard to get access to projects already brewing the system, so you can keep working, honing your craft and expanding your skillset. The other path is to keep ...

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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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    Watch: New Clip & Featurette For 'Welcome To The Punch' Starring James McAvoy

    “Welcome To The Punch” feels like it’s been a long time coming, but it finally hits cinemas in the UK a week on Friday, before debuting 12 days later in the US on March 27th. Eran Creevy’s follow-up to his excellent micro-budget “Shifty” is a crime thriller in the vein of “Infernal Affairs,” shot in...

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    10 Films Worth Tracking Down In Theaters In March

    It's been a long, dark couple of months at the start of 2013, with not all that much that's been worth seeing, bar a few bright spots like "Side Effects" and "No." But as the days start to get sunnier and warmer (we hope so, at least, or we're going to jump off something tall fairly soon), the prosp...

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    Watch: James McAvoy & Andrea Riseborough Make A Proposal In Clip From 'Welcome To The Punch'

    It’s not as though James McAvoy has been gone very long, but his absence, albeit brief, from top-tier dramatic roles ("Arthur Christmas" notwithstanding) has been a difficult time for all of us. The good news, however, is that he’s back in our lives with a couple new movies arr...

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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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    James McAvoy's 'Welcome To The Punch' Gets U.S. Theatrical & VOD Release In March

    With Ridley Scott executive producing, James McAvoy in the lead, a supporting cast that includes Mark Strong, Andrea Riseborough, Peter Mullan and more, all in a gritty crime flick directed by the rising auteur Evan Creevy, perhaps expectations were a bit higher for "Welcome To The Pu...

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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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