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The Loch episode 1 review

Rebecca Lea Jun 11, 2017

Spoilers! We take a look at ITV's new murder mystery. The Loch...

This review contains spoilers. The picturesque surroundings of Loch Ness provide the location for The Loch, the new murder mystery from ITV. Laura Fraser stars as local police officer Annie Redford who finds herself dealing with her first murder case after a local music teacher is found dead at the foot of Carn Mohr mountain with ligature wounds on his wrists and a rather large head injury. Elsewhere, a prank involving offal masquerading as the dead remains of Nessie leads to the discovery a human heart among the remains. As outside law enforcement help arrives, the main question appears to be what if the monster isn’t in the loch, but living in the town? The first episode makes a statement immediately, submerging us beneath the eponymous waters to see a body appearing in the gloom,
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Oscar-Nominated Actor Biggest Professional Regret: Turning Down 'Doctor Who'

Ron Moody in Mel Brooks' 'The Twelve Chairs.' The 'Doctor Who' that never was. Ron Moody: 'Doctor Who' was biggest professional regret (See previous post: "Ron Moody: From Charles Dickens to Walt Disney – But No Harry Potter.") Ron Moody was featured in about 50 television productions, both in the U.K. and the U.S., from the late 1950s to 2012. These included guest roles in the series The Avengers, Gunsmoke, Starsky and Hutch, Hart to Hart, and Murder She Wrote, in addition to leads in the short-lived U.S. sitcom Nobody's Perfect (1980), starring Moody as a Scotland Yard detective transferred to the San Francisco Police Department, and in the British fantasy Into the Labyrinth (1981), with Moody as the noble sorcerer Rothgo. Throughout the decades, he could also be spotted in several TV movies, among them:[1] David Copperfield (1969). As Uriah Heep in this disappointing all-star showcase distributed theatrically in some countries.
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Surviving Desire: The Cinema of David Mackenzie

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Hold me. Thrill me. Kiss me. Kill me. The films of David Mackenzie envision life as a never-ending whirlwind of experience, a cyclone of emotion constantly spinning out of control. These feelings are heightened and externalized through melodrama, yet they can also simmer under the surface like hidden secrets waiting to explode. While his exhausted characters never fit into one social class – pop stars, artisan chefs and thuggish bruisers all take center stage – each sees the world in a similarly warped way. They are confused by inadequacy, defined by repression, purposefully solitary, and bordering on self-destruction. But most importantly they are also eager to transcend this unhappiness, especially after finding inspiration in another equally tormented individual. One must simply desire the opportunity to grow, to live, to survive.

Mackenzie’s key battleground is the romantic relationship. Incited by knowing eye contact and waged through a sensual collision of skin,
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Why Britain loves Borgen: powerful women and politics with a human face

The hit Danish drama returns to British TV and Birgitte Nyborg is out to prove she is still a political force

She now wears killer heels, designer suits, has a sexy British lover, and so much money from making speeches to business conferences and sitting on global company boards that home has become a massive apartment on Copenhagen's waterfront.

The third series of Borgen – the political drama that has been fascinating audiences in 70 countries, including the UK, and is credited by a Copenhagen Business School study with stimulating debate and combating Danish voter apathy – starts on Saturday.

It features a very different Birgitte Nyborg (Sidse Babett Knudsen). Think Tony Blair. She is enjoying all the trappings due a successful, celebrated ex- prime minister after losing a general election two and a half years previously at the end of Borgen 2.

But it does not take her long to decide that the
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Rocker Romantic Comedy "Tonight You're Mine" Has a Beating Heart and Great Soundtrack

Of all the absurd romantic comedy setups, two clashing rock stars being handcuffed together at a music festival is pretty random. Morello (Natalia Tena) and her fellow punk girl rockers out of nowhere antagonize Adam (Luke Treadaway) and his electropop rocker buddy Tyko (Mathew Baynton) before the two have even had a chance to get out of their car. A crazy preacher (Joseph Mydell) shows up to calm down these angry young people, but when Adam refuses to say he’s sorry, the preacher handcuffs him to Morello and disposes of the key.

All of this occurs in the first five minutes of the film, before any sort of characters have been truly established—or even the setting established. The two are, of course, unable to find anyway to break the handcuffs and thus spend 24 hours together, performing on stage and hanging out with their significant others. Adam is dating
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Tonight, You’re Mine Movie Review

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Tonight, You’re Mine Movie Review
Title: Tonight, You’re Mine Director: David Mackenzie Cast: Luke Treadaway, Natalia Tena, Mathew Baynton, Alastair Mackenzie, Kari Corbett, Sophie Wu and Al Green (Yes, That Al Green) It feels reductive to look down upon romantic comedies. Some say, they’re formulaic, conventional and are overly saccharin. The same can be said of any genre and any bad movie. As put, a bad movie is a bad movie, and by the same token, a good movie is a good movie. “Tonight, You’re Mine” is a good movie. On the surface, it’s a concert movie but underneath it, it’s a romantic comedy, a good one at that. It turns the mundane into interesting [ Read More ]
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Tonight you're Mine Movie Clips, Trailer and Images

Watch clips, see the trailer and images from Tonight You're Mine, starring Luke Treadaway and Natalia Tena The David Mackenzie (Young Adam) film from Roadside Attractions which was shot entirely on location at Scotland’s famous T in the Park music festival, opens in New York and Los Angeles on May 11th. Set against the picturesque yet raucous backdrop of a rock n’ roll music festival, the film follows strutting indie music star Adam (Treadaway) and feisty punk-rock girl band leader Morello (Tena), as they are handcuffed together as part of a backstage altercation. When the two feuding musicians can’t be unhitched from each other, even to perform their separate gigs, it leads them down a comedic, frustrating and ultimately romantic path. Also in the talented cast are Alastair MacKenzie, Gavin Mitchell and Sophie Wu...
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Tonight you're Mine Movie Clips, Trailer and Images

Watch clips, see the trailer and images from Tonight You're Mine, starring Luke Treadaway and Natalia Tena The David Mackenzie (Young Adam) film from Roadside Attractions which was shot entirely on location at Scotland’s famous T in the Park music festival, opens in New York and Los Angeles on May 11th. Set against the picturesque yet raucous backdrop of a rock n’ roll music festival, the film follows strutting indie music star Adam (Treadaway) and feisty punk-rock girl band leader Morello (Tena), as they are handcuffed together as part of a backstage altercation. When the two feuding musicians can’t be unhitched from each other, even to perform their separate gigs, it leads them down a comedic, frustrating and ultimately romantic path. Also in the talented cast are Alastair MacKenzie, Gavin Mitchell and Sophie Wu...
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Roadside Attractions and Spwa Will Release David Mackenzie's 'Tonight You're Mine'

Roadside Attractions and Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions’ Stage 6 Films will release David Mackenzie's "Tonight You're Mine" in theaters May 11. Spwa originally acquired the film under the title "You Instead" after its world premiere at the 2011 Glasgow Film Festival, followed by a Us premiere at SXSW Film Festival. Spwa will distribute all other Us media. The cast includes Luke Treadaway, Natalia Tena, Alastair MacKenzie, Gavin Mitchell and Sophie Wu. Thomas Leveritt wrote the script, and the film was produced by Gillian Berrie. Shot over four days at Scotland’s T in the Park music festival, the film follows an indie music star and a punk-rock girl band leader who get into a backstage fight and find themselves handcuffed together and unable to be separated, even to perform their gigs. The deal was negotiated by Roadside's Howard Cohen and Spwa's Michael Helfand, executive VP of business...
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Perfect Sense Movie Review

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Perfect Sense Movie Review
Title: Perfect Sense Directed By: David Mackenzie Starring: Ewan McGregor, Eva Green, Ewen Bremner, Connie Nielsen, Stephen Dillane, Alastair Mackenzie After catching a disaster film, my family always gets a laugh out of trying to figure out exactly what each of us would do in a time of crisis and I’m proud to say that the odds are generally on me to survive. However, if I ever found myself in the situation presented in Perfect Sense, I might just spare myself the stress and put an end to it before my time is really up. Then again, that probably has to do with the bleak and disheartening tone of the...
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Perfect Sense (2011) Movie Trailer 3: Eva Green, Ewan McGregor

Perfect Sense Trailer 3. David Mackenzie‘s Perfect Sense (2011) movie trailer 3 stars Eva Green, Ewan McGregor, Connie Nielsen, Stephen Dillane, and Ewen Bremner. Perfect Sense‘s plot synopsis: “The story of two people who begin to fall in love as the world begins to fall apart.

Susan is a scientist. Michael is a chef. He takes a break from the kitchen heat in the alleyway below her apartment; she smokes a cigarette at the window above. He calls up for a light – the first spark in their passionate affair.

But the world is about to change dramatically. As love turns Susan and Michael’s lives upside down, people across the globe begin to experience strange symptoms, which first affect the emotions then the senses, one by one.

Everything changes. But people laugh, they cry, they eat and drink, they go about their daily business. They adapt, they change, they cope, they
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Perfect Sense movie trailer

Trailer for Perfect Sense, starring Ewan McGregor, Eva Green and Connie Neilsen. The story tells of a chef and a scientist who fall in love as an epidemic begins to rob people of their sensory perceptions. David Mackenzie, known for films like Young Adum, Asylum and Mister Foe, directs from the script by Kim Fupz Aakeson, with a cast rounded off by Stephen Dillane, Ewen Bremner, Denis Lawson and Alastair Mackenzie. Perfect Sense made its debut at this year's Sundance Film Festival and opens in limited locations on February 10th next year. Scribe Kim Fupz Aakeson's credits include Stellan Skarsgård starrer A Somewhat Gentle Man, Room 304 and A Family (En familie).
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Perfect Sense movie trailer

Trailer for Perfect Sense, starring Ewan McGregor, Eva Green and Connie Neilsen. The story tells of a chef and a scientist who fall in love as an epidemic begins to rob people of their sensory perceptions. David Mackenzie, known for films like Young Adum, Asylum and Mister Foe, directs from the script by Kim Fupz Aakeson, with a cast rounded off by Stephen Dillane, Ewen Bremner, Denis Lawson and Alastair Mackenzie. Perfect Sense made its debut at this year's Sundance Film Festival and opens in limited locations on February 10th next year. Scribe Kim Fupz Aakeson's credits include Stellan Skarsgård starrer A Somewhat Gentle Man, Room 304 and A Family (En familie).

Perfect Sense movie trailer

Trailer for Perfect Sense, starring Ewan McGregor, Eva Green and Connie Neilsen. The story tells of a chef and a scientist who fall in love as an epidemic begins to rob people of their sensory perceptions. David Mackenzie, known for films like Young Adum, Asylum and Mister Foe, directs from the script by Kim Fupz Aakeson, with a cast rounded off by Stephen Dillane, Ewen Bremner, Denis Lawson and Alastair Mackenzie. Perfect Sense made its debut at this year's Sundance Film Festival and opens in limited locations on February 10th next year. Scribe Kim Fupz Aakeson's credits include Stellan Skarsgård starrer A Somewhat Gentle Man, Room 304 and A Family (En familie).
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Second Perfect Sense Trailer

Second Perfect Sense Trailer
Yahoo! Movies has debuted the second trailer for Perfect Sense, starring Ewan McGregor and Eva Green who star as strangers who form a desperate romantic connection in the face of an apocalyptic epidemic of sensory loss. Check out the new trailer below.

Click to watch Perfect Sense Trailer #2!

Perfect Sense comes to theaters in 2011 and stars Ewan McGregor, Eva Green, Connie Nielsen, Ewen Bremner, Stephen Dillane, Denis Lawson, Alastair Mackenzie, James Watson. The film is directed by David Mackenzie.
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Fourth Perfect Sense Poster

Fourth Perfect Sense Poster
Ewan McGregor and Eva Green headline David Mackenzie's upcoming drama Perfect Sense, which finds two strangers forming a desperate romantic connection as the world succumbs to an epidemic of mass sensory loss. The fourth poster for this IFC Films release has arrived. Check out this grotesque display of emotions in the image below.

Perfect Sense comes to theaters in 2011 and stars Ewan McGregor, Eva Green, Connie Nielsen, Ewen Bremner, Stephen Dillane, Denis Lawson, Alastair Mackenzie, James Watson. The film is directed by David Mackenzie.
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Perfect Sense (2011) Movie Trailer 2: David Mackenzie, Ewan McGregor

Perfect Sense Trailer 2. David Mackenzie‘s Perfect Sense (2011) movie trailer 2 stars Ewan McGregor, Eva Green, Connie Nielsen, Stephen Dillane, and Ewen Bremner. Perfect Sense‘s plot synopsis: “The story of two people who begin to fall in love as the world begins to fall apart.

Susan is a scientist. Michael is a chef. He takes a break from the kitchen heat in the alleyway below her apartment; she smokes a cigarette at the window above. He calls up for a light – the first spark in their passionate affair.

But the world is about to change dramatically. As love turns Susan and Michael’s lives upside down, people across the globe begin to experience strange symptoms, which first affect the emotions then the senses, one by one.

Everything changes. But people laugh, they cry, they eat and drink, they go about their daily business. They adapt, they change, they cope, they
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You Instead review

David Mackenzie’s rom-com, You Instead, was shot in just five days. Here’s Carley’s review of a film that doesn’t quite overcome its low-budget status…

We’ve just come to the end of another great British summer, filled with barbecues, long walks on the beach, and sun-drenched music festivals. No, scratch that – it was filled with rain, disappointment and muddy music festivals. But in spite of the horrible weather, the music festival has become a British obsession, with hundreds sprouting up over the summer. These range from big ones, such as Reading and V, to smaller ones, like the Ben & Jerry’s Sundae Festival (free ice cream – yum).

It was probably only a matter of time, then, before one of these became the setting for a romantic comedy, which is exactly what you get with director David Mackenzie’s You Instead, filmed on location at 2010’s T in the Park in Scotland.
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Updated. Perfect sense movie poster

New poster for David Mackenzie's Perfect Sense, starring Ewan McGregor, Eva Green and Connie Nielsen We've been asked to remove the third poster has been added to the gallery for the IFC Films release which was first seen at this year's Sundance Film Festival. Apparently, this was leaked to our source. As such, we offer you a look at the other two posters. Maybe we'll get this back at some point, but there won't be another article about it. David Mackenzie directs the intriguing romantic drama script by Kim Fupz Aakeson, which tells of a chef and a scientist who fall in love as an epidemic starts robbing people of their sensory perceptions. Also in the cast of Perfect Sense are Stephen Dillane, Ewen Bremner, Denis Lawson and Alastair Mackenzie. Mackenzie is known for such films as 2003's Young Adam, which also starred Ewan McGregor, 2005's Asylum and and
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Updated. Perfect sense movie poster

New poster for David Mackenzie's Perfect Sense, starring Ewan McGregor, Eva Green and Connie Nielsen We've been asked to remove the third poster has been added to the gallery for the IFC Films release which was first seen at this year's Sundance Film Festival. Apparently, this was leaked to our source. As such, we offer you a look at the other two posters. Maybe we'll get this back at some point, but there won't be another article about it. David Mackenzie directs the intriguing romantic drama script by Kim Fupz Aakeson, which tells of a chef and a scientist who fall in love as an epidemic starts robbing people of their sensory perceptions. Also in the cast of Perfect Sense are Stephen Dillane, Ewen Bremner, Denis Lawson and Alastair Mackenzie. Mackenzie is known for such films as 2003's Young Adam, which also starred Ewan McGregor, 2005's Asylum and and
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