Read this later this week as I we go through 2013 and the lead up to this years and next weeks Christmas party. the films, the premieres. sleeping rough with the homeless, the highs and lows, where I buy my suits, doing the Harlem Shake underwater and what the future holds for Johnny Lynch and ‘The Lynch Mob’
So last night was a dream come true for some of our guys.
I have just heard from production company and director that made the soon to be released video of ‘Robbie Williams at the Palladium’ last night and can tell you our extras on stage with the showman rocked.
Thanks for all your lovely comments, messages, PM’s regarding RW. It was my privilege and a pleasure but it was all that sent in your applications and took part did all the hard work. My hat is tipped to you all. Thank you very much. Will never forget this one.
- Robbie Williams and One Direction News. (johnnylynchblog.wordpress.com)
- Update for our extras for ‘One Night at the Palladium’ with Robbie Williams, Olly Murs, Lily Allen, Rufus Wainwright. (johnnylynchblog.wordpress.com)
- Extras required for Robbie Williams at ‘The London Palladium’ @robbiewilliams (johnnylynchblog.wordpress.com)
‘Abducted’ aka ‘The Broken’ a film we supplied the extras to and we finished earlier this year but I also have a feeling this film will be a nightmare for some parents. Filmed in the UK and USA we see in an attempt to rebuild his marriage after the death of his son, Matt Hollis (Mark Harris) decides to take his wife played by Anna Nightingale and six year old daughter Lara on a trip of a lifetime to LA, to escape the constant reminders of their loss. Shortly after their arrival Matt’s world is turned upside down when his wife is attacked in their holiday home, leaving her in a coma and their daughter LARA kidnapped by a child trafficking ring. Hunted by the police who mistakenly believe Matt has absconded with his daughter, he must evade capture and pursue the criminals responsible for Lara’s abduction. Realizing he only has a 72-hour window of opportunity if he ever wants to see his daughter alive again, he enlists the help of Syan an old forces buddy, Matt tears a path of bloody vengeance through the streets of LA on a collision course with Lara’s captors
In response to various articles, Roar Entertainment states “It is true that the film has some very tough subject matter, however any scenes relating to child abduction were researched in depth by Mark himself with backing from child abduction charity – SAVING INNOCENCE.
Yes, the film is ‘inspired’ by real life abduction cases, however the family in this film are not playing The McCanns and the characters in this film in no way portray victims of child abduction in a negative light.
Child Abduction is a real issue, and therefore should not be hidden from the public just because it is a hard subject matter. Roar Entertainment are proud of this film, and stick by the belief that this film will positively raise awareness around the major international issue of Child Abduction and Trafficking”
The film ‘Abducted’ is out on 17th March but for now enjoy the trailer.
In our modern, insular society it has become more and more common that people die alone, with no one in their life to notice that they’re gone. This necessitates the job of trying to find a friend or relative of the deceased and to make funeral arrangements. ‘Still life‘ follows a man whose job is exactly that.
The film opens as John May, played by the sublime Eddie Marsan, wraps up a handful of cases as the only attendant of the respective funerals, the most common outcome following funerals with no one present. After starting a case for a person that lived adjacent to him, he’s informed that his position is being made redundant but, after some convincing, he’s given the go ahead to finish his final case.
Still Life is a masterclass of sober, human drama. We follow May through his regimented, carefully measured and repetitive day cycle. He’s socially isolated in his rigorous routine but due to the closeness of his last client to him he gets more involved in this ultimate case. He travels from town to town; desperately trying to track down people related to the lone drunk that he never knew. Through this he breaks out of his cycle and gradually comes out of his shell.
Marsan’s performance is amazingly refined. He’s somehow anonymous yet distinct at the same time. He embodies an immense deal of care, not only for his own well-being, which he loosens up to over the course of the film, but also for these tragic souls that had no one to take care of them in their deaths. He’s there for them, his clients chronicled in a thick photo album, when no one else is. It’s a beautiful sentiment that makes for a beautiful, quietly tragic film.
Marsan, who’s in every single scene, is often framed alone in shots, even in scenes where other people are present. It’s symbolic of his isolation that is gradually reversed as people begin to join him in frame. The somber mood of the reserved cinematography is elevated by the fantastic score from Rachel Portman, with the main melody being an emotional highlight.
Writer-Director Uberto Pasolini imbues the film with a lot of heart. Comedy and tragedy are closely intertwined and Pasolini seems to have a keen understanding of this, not overplaying either element but hitting the sweet spot for both elements. He leaves you feeling both sad and hopeful in equal measure, which is a feat for a film so closely dealing with death as its main subject matter. It reminds you that life is a fleeting yet beautiful thing and leads you to ponder your mortality, because really, who wants to leave with regrets?
‘Still Life’ is memorable and compelling down to its great direction and a wonderful performance by Eddie Marsan.
- ‘Still Life’ wins award at The Venice Film Festival (johnnylynchblog.wordpress.com)
With Jesse Pinkman finally waving farewell in Breaking Bad, we’ll all need a new shambolic-but-strangely-loveable criminal antihero to get behind. Jude Law’s Dom Hemingway could be that man. Dom and his pal Dickie (Richard E. Grant, here channelling Dr. No) make their pitch on this brassy new poster.
After spending 12 years in prison for keeping his mouth shut, notorious safe-cracker Dom Hemingway is back on the streets of London looking to collect what he’s owed.
A disorienting and ultimately disarming movie about a brutal Cockney ex-con with Jude Law playing a part Bob Hoskins would have played 25 years ago. With slicked back, receding hair and mutton chops, Law acquits himself very convincingly as a profane, poetic thug. it’s very entertaining, edgy and often gripping, with a satisfyingly soft heart, given all the criminality portrayed. Props to Richard E. Grant as his wiser sidekick and the rest of a wholly believable cast, Dom is a character akin to the crazed gangster played by Ben Kingsley in Sexy Beast and you can see why Law would relish this part. And he attacks it with relish, bravado and just enough vulnerability to actually make this brute likable. You end up rooting for him due not only to story circumstances, but his basic humanity despite his despicable behaviour.
Was a pleasure to have had a small hand in supplying the supporting artists to this film with a fantastic cast,
Well done to all involved
From Recorded Picture Company (RPC). enjoy the trailer from Lionsgate