The citizens of Rome are hungry. Coriolanus, the hero of Rome, a great soldier and a man of inflexible self-belief despises the people. His extreme views ignite a mass riot. Rome is bloody. Manipulated and out-maneuvered by politicians and even his own mother Volumnia, Coriolanus is banished from Rome. He offers his life or his services to his sworn enemy Tullus Aufidius. Coriolanus and Aufidius march on Rome intending to destroy the city. Volumnia appeals to her son. He tries to reject her but eventually breaks. Aufidius, feeling bitterly betrayed, brutally murders Coriolanus.
First off, this film has one of the best movie poster I’ve seen is years. Second, how interesting is this story? I’m so intrigued by the relationship between the notorious “Black Prince” Uday Hussein and his body double. You might think the actor (Domonic Cooper) look familiar because you just seen him playing Captain America’s sidekick Bucky.
The film is (very loosely) based on the story of Yahyia, who says he was forced – against his will and under threat – to play the role of body double to the psychopathic and brutal Uday Hussein, elder son of the former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein. “Saddam may have been considered a dictator and despot, but he made sure that the people of Iraq were provided for, he kept crime at a minimum, the streets were clean and the system worked…..Iraq was built on blood, throughout its history it has been won and lost, blood feeding it’s soil. Maybe it is for this reason that only someone with a strong fist can truly control it.” Yahyia says. He also acknowledges the perceived ‘charisma’ of Saddam in Iraq: “I never saw Saddam kill anyone or give the order to do so. He was always calm and smiling, always quietly spoken,” he says. Read more
Bagdad, the playground for the rich and infamous, where anything can be bought – but for a price. This is Uday Hussein’s world and with his depraved lust for debauchery and immorality, he helps himself to whatever turns him on. When army lieutenant Latif Yahia, is summoned to Saddam’s palace, he is faced with an impossible request to be Uday’s his body double, or have his family condemned to death. In a world entrenched in betrayal and corruption knowing who to trust becomes a matter of life or death for Latif, as he battles to escape from his forced existence.
Interview with Dominic Copper.
Release Date: July 29th, 2011. I will for sure be in a theater seat.
Real Uday Hussein The double
The tale of Conan the Cimmerian and his adventures across the continent of Hyboria on a quest to avenge the murder of his father and the slaughter of his village.
I’m excited about two facts about movie. It isn’t another god awful Scorpion King film, and that it’s rated R and hopefully because of that it won’t suck balls like Conan the Destroyer sucked balls horribly with it’s PG rated.
Preview shows plenty of gore, R-rated dialogue and action.
Spencer Aimes (Ashton Kutcher) is just your average, undercover, government-hired super-assassin accustomed to a life of exotic European locales, flashy sports cars and even flashier women. But when he meets Jen Kornfeldt, a beautiful, fun-loving computer tech recovering from a bad break-up, he finds true love… and happily trades international intrigue for domestic bliss.
Three years later, Spencer and Jen are still enjoying a picture-perfect marriage – that is, until the morning after Spencer’s 30th birthday. That’s when Spencer and Jen learn he’s the target of a multi-million dollar hit. Even worse, the hired killers have been stalking the happy couple for years, and could be anyone: friends, neighbors, the grocery store clerk, even that crabby old guy shuffling across the street.
Now Spencer and Jen are on the run for their lives. As their suburban paradise turns into a paranoid game of dodge-the-bullet, they must find out who wants Spencer dead and why, all the while trying to save their marriage, manage his pain-in-the-ass in-laws, keep up neighborly appearances…and just plain survive.
And you thought suburban life was easy.
Hit-Girl played by Chloë Moretz (Let Me In) by far will be everyones favorite character, because I did read she did a Ryan Reynolds and stole the show as he did in Wolverine, and Blade, and Van Wilder. I’m excited for this movie because truthfully the trailer looks Kick-Ass. By the way go see Avatar again
A low-ranking intelligence operative (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) working in the office of the U.S. Ambassador in France takes on more than he bargained for when he partners with a wisecracking, fast-shooting, high-ranking U.S. agent (John Travolta) who’s been sent to Paris to stop a terrorist attack.
A high-concept action thriller set in the near future, a time when mind-control technology has taken society by storm. Humans control other humans in a mass-scale, multiplayer online game. Reclusive billionaire Ken Castle (Michael C. Hall) has created the controversial form of entertainment, “Slayers,” a hugely popular game that allows millions to act out their innermost fantasies and desires – online – in front of a global audience. Gaming has evolved into a terrifying new dimension… mind control… mind manipulation… people playing people!
At the center is Kable (Gerard Butler), the superstar and cult hero of “Slayers,” the savage, ultra-violent first-person shooter game. Kable is controlled by Simon, a young gamer with a rock star status who continues to defy all odds by guiding Kable to victory each week. Taken from his family, imprisoned and forced to fight against his will, the modern day gladiator must survive long enough to escape the game to free his family, regain his identity, and to save mankind from Castle’s ruthless technology.