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10 Best Brendan Gleeson Movies

10 Best Brendan Gleeson Movies An Irish actor with three Golden Globe nominations, Brendan Gleeson has an instantly recognizable face and a familiar voice — perhaps most-known for his role as Mad-Eye Moody in the Harry Potter series, Gleeson has managed to establish quite the filmography over the years. Father of up-and-comer Domhnall Gleeson, it’s clear that Brendan’s talent is more than an acquired thing: it’s in the family’s blood. Often seen playing tough or charismatic leaders across fi...
Tags: Amazon, New York, Movies, Paddington, Cameron Diaz, Belgium, Leonardo Dicaprio, Harry Potter, Colin Farrell, Brad Pitt, Bill, Kelly Reilly, Tom Cruise, Brendan Gleeson, Joaquin Phoenix, Cillian Murphy

The suburbs are the spiritual home of overconsumption. But they also hold the key to a better future

Suburban affluence is the defining image of the good life under capitalism, commonly held up as a model to which all humanity should aspire.More than half of the world's population now lives in cities. Yet with the global economy already in gross ecological overshoot, and a world population heading for more than 11 billion, this way of living is neither fair nor sustainable. To live within our environmental means, the richest nations will need to embrace a planned process of economic “degrowth"....
Tags: Climate Change, Australia, Environment, Economics, Sustainability, Society, Capitalism, Innovation, Brendan Gleeson, Consumerism, Suburbia, James Kunstler, Ronald Inglehart, Retrosuburbia, Samuel Alexander Research

Hoai-Tran Bui’s Top 10 Movies of 2018

2018 has come and gone, and we’re 84 years older for it. But enough of my opining about what a terrible year it was (you’ll probably get plenty of that in everyone else’s pieces). I’m here to talk about the things I loved in 2018, and that was movies. I don’t ascribe to the belief that there are “good” or “bad” years for movies, there are just the movies that personally speak to you every year. And while that number can swell or dwindle each year, there will at least be a couple that unquestion...
Tags: Movies, Mexico, France, Africa, Features, Paddington, Burning, Wes Anderson, Alfonso Cuarón, Sony, Sally Hawkins, Oakland, Haruki Murakami, Illinois, Ben Whishaw, Roma

The Five Best Danny Boyle Movies

The five best Danny Boyle movies While not quite as prolific as a Spielberg or an Eastwood, Danny Boyle is one of the greatest directors in Hollywood.  Not only can he make awards darlings and near-masterpieces across every genre, he masterfully branches out from movies to other mediums.  Recently, he directed a London production of Frankenstein with Benedict Cumberbatch.  Also, he created the 2012 opening ceremonies for the London Summer Olympics. Boyle is a cinematic auteur.  The man s...
Tags: Amazon, Feature, Hollywood, London, Movies, Benedict Cumberbatch, Trainspotting, Tom Hanks, Article, James Franco, Stanley Kubrick, Danny Boyle, Darren Aronofsky, Brendan Gleeson, Spielberg, Cillian Murphy

‘The Ballad of Buster Scruggs’ Star Tim Blake Nelson on Working With the Coen Brothers and Preparing for HBO’s ‘Watchmen’

Tim Blake Nelson plays one of the deadliest and happiest men in the West in The Ballad of Buster Scruggs. Buster Scruggs isn’t a gunslinger who growls and grimaces, but instead sings and dances and enjoys every moment without thinking it’ll be his last. Everything is just sunny to the titular character of Joel and Ethan Coen‘s six-part anthology film, which is a western with all of the joy and misery we love from those filmmakers. Happiness is hard to come by in The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, bu...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Interviews, Western, Features, Netflix, West, Paris, Scorsese, Woody Allen, Brendan Gleeson, Nelson, Carlisle, Nick Nolte, Mia Farrow, Coen Brothers

Mr. Mercedes Renewed for Season 3 by Audience Network

Mr. Mercedes renewed for season 3 by Audience Network Mr. Mercedes, inspired by the book trilogy by Stephen King, has been renewed for a third season at AT&T’s Audience Network, Variety has confirmed. Executive producer Jack Bender is returning to direct with David E. Kelley coming back to oversee the writer’s room. Production on Season 3 is scheduled to begin in Charleston, South Carolina in early 2019. The 10-episode season will premiere later next year. “Mr. Mercedes has resonated with suc...
Tags: TV, Movies, Stephen King, TV News, Mercedes, Brendan Gleeson, Bruges, Audience Network, Brady, Charleston South Carolina, AT T, Hodges, Wyck Godfrey, David E Kelley, ComingSoon, Hartsfield

The Coen Brothers' Ballad of Buster Scruggs looks like too much fun

I will watch anything that Joel and Ethan Coen had a hand in. Anything. When that anything stars Tim Blake Nelson, Tom Waits and Brendan Gleeson, three of my favorite people that I'll likely never meet, that goes double. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs moseyed into theaters for a limited release last week and will ride on over yonder to Netflix on November 16th.
Tags: Video, News, Netflix, Brendan Gleeson, Joel, Ethan Coen, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, Buster Scruggs, Tim Blake Nelson Tom Waits

Living out degrowth in the suburbs

A couple of weeks ago I reviewed Degrowth in the Suburbs, a book by Samuel Alexander and Brendan Gleeson. I’ve read several books and reports by Sam Alexander over the years, including Simple Living in History, Entropia and Deface the Currency. One of the reasons I appreciate his work is that he practices what he […]
Tags: Future, Lifestyle, Brendan Gleeson, Simple Living, Sam Alexander, Samuel Alexander, Degrowth, Simple Living in History Entropia

Book review: Degrowth in the Suburbs, by Samuel Alexander and Brendan Gleeson

The suburbs are an easy target for environmental campaigners, often written off as the fountainhead of unsustainable consumerism, sprawling and soul-less. To writers like James Howard Kunstler, they are a tragedy and a waste. Alexander and Gleeson see something else. They see the potential for the ‘new world suburbs’ of their native Australia to be […]
Tags: Books, Australia, Future, Brendan Gleeson, Growth, Alexander, Gleeson, James Howard Kunstler, Samuel Alexander

8 Pockets of the Stephen King Multiverse to Explore After ‘Castle Rock’, from Netflix and Hulu to Books and More

Stephen King recently celebrated his 71st birthday and if you tuned into Castle Rock — Hulu’s streaming television series based on characters and settings from the world of King — you might have been going through withdrawals since the show’s finale. For fans eager to get caught up in the mania of another mystery-driven show like Lost or Twin Peaks, Castle Rock scratched a very specific itch, getting its hooks into Redditors and inspiring articles likening King to the Charles Dickens of the 21s...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Stephen-King, Features, Netflix, Charles Dickens, Nebraska, Hulu, Mercedes, Brendan Gleeson, King, 11.22.63, Mike Patton, Penny Dreadful, Jane, Jessie

‘The Ballad of Buster Scruggs’ Trailer: Joel & Ethan Coen’s Western Anthology is Coming to Netflix

Fresh off debuting at the Venice Film Festival, where it won Best Screenplay, Netflix has released the first trailer for Joel & Ethan Coen‘s Western anthology film The Ballad of Buster Scruggs. What started out as a Netflix series became an anthology film starring the likes of James Franco, Tim Blake Nelson, Brendan Gleeson, Zoe Kazan, Tom Waits, Stephen Root and many more. Get a taste of each of the stories in The Ballad of Buster Scruggs trailer below. Watch The Ballad of Buster Scruggs Tr...
Tags: Movies, Western, Netflix, James-Franco, Movie Trailers, The Telegraph, Joel, Robbie Collin, Ethan-Coen, Willie Watson, Tim-Blake-Nelson, Joel-Coen, Joel Ethan Coen, Zoe Kazan, Brendan-Gleeson, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

15 Years Later, ’28 Days Later’ is the Raging Horror Movie for Our Dark Times

On this week in 2003, 28 Days Later entered wide release in the U.S., prepping audiences for The Walking Dead and the zombie craze to come. The world is a lot different now than it was when Danny Boyle’s post-apocalyptic horror film burst onto the scene with its red-eyed, fast-running zombies. This was before Facebook, before Twitter, before Instagram. It was even before /Film. Yet now more than ever, the movie’s fictional “rage virus” is a potent symbol for our ever-evolving, rage-infected c...
Tags: Facebook, England, London, Movies, Horror, Amc, Atlanta, Georgia, Features, James Bond, Leonardo Dicaprio, Danny Boyle, States, Jon Favreau, Skyfall, Ridley Scott

Now Stream This: ‘The Quick and the Dead’, ‘In Bruges’, ‘The Untouchables’, ‘Shaft’, ‘River of Grass’ and More

(Welcome to Now Stream This, a column dedicated to the best movies streaming on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and every other streaming service out there.)  Attention streaming movie fans: I’ve gathered up 10 must-stream movies to make your life easier. You’re welcome. In this edition of Now Stream This, you’ll find a wild Western from Sam Raimi; the directorial debut of Kelly Reichardt; the acting debut of Edward Norton; not one but two Ralph Fiennes films; an underrated ghost movie; a documentary ab...
Tags: Florida, Movies, Nbc, Drama, Documentary, Horror, Features, Chicago, Netflix, Thriller, Treasury, Belgium, Leonardo Dicaprio, Russell Crowe, Columbia University, Colin Farrell

The Best TV Shows & Movies Coming to Netflix in June 2018

New month, new movies. Netflix has a pretty stellar new line-up in June, and we’ve got the list to prove it. In addition to the constant barrage of Netflix Originals, you’ll also be able to stream Star Wars: The Last Jedi, The Departed, In Bruges, Thor: Ragnarok, and more. Check out the best new TV shows and movies coming to Netflix in June 2018 below. The Best TV Shows and Movies Coming to Netflix in June 2018 Star Wars: The Last Jedi Rian Johnson‘s bold, brilliant Star Wars: The La...
Tags: Movies, Jack Nicholson, Drama, Horror, Matt Damon, Sci-fi, America, Netflix, Sequels, Belgium, Colin Farrell, Scorsese, Chris Hemsworth, Thor, Johnson, Ralph Fiennes

New Blu-ray Releases: ‘The Post’, ‘Den of Thieves’, ‘Paddington 2’, ‘The Commuter’ and More

(Welcome to Not Dead Yet, a feature dedicated to new Blu-ray releases and what special features you should be excited about. Because yes, some of us still like to own physical copies of our movies.) It’s that time again: time to round-up the best Blu-rays available right now. This column is for you, physical media fiends. Don’t give up the good fight. This week, we have a great, timely offering from Steven Spielberg; a highly entertaining Heat knock-off; a charming sequel; Liam Neeson on a trai...
Tags: Post, Comedy, Movies, Drama, Washington Post, Horror, White House, Western, Features, Thriller, Paddington, Meryl Streep, Sequels, Adaptation, Liam Neeson, 20th Century Fox

TV Bits: ‘The Goldbergs’, ‘Lost in Space’, ‘Mr. Mercedes’, ‘Dear White People’ and More

In this edition of TV bits: ABC Orders The Goldbergs Spinoff Netflix is already planning Lost In Space season 2 Ian Somerhalder will star in Netflix’s vampire drama Series Mr. Mercedes season 2 coming in August A Little Help with Carol Burnett has a premiere date HBO will make a documentary about John McCain Showtime and Bad Robot are producing a James Corden pilot The trailer for Dear White People season 2   The 1980s-themed comedy The Goldbergs is about to get its own spin-off. Variety ...
Tags: Hbo, Comedy, Television, Movies, Drama, Abc, Horror, Stephen King, Bbc, Carol Burnett, Netflix, Showtime, Adaptation, John, John Mccain, Ben Schwartz

Mr. Mercedes Season Two Set to Premiere in August

Mr. Mercedes season two set to premiere in August After the highly-acclaimed first season, AT&T Audience Network‘s Mr. Mercedes has finally had its second season release announced for August 22. Based on the Stephen King novel of the same name, the first season followed a retired detective, Bill Hodges, haunted by the case of a killer, Brady Hartsfield, who murdered 16 people in a stolen Mercedes and who remains undiscovered two years later, only for the killer to reemerge and begin taunting ...
Tags: TV, Movies, Stephen King, Article, TV News, Streaming, Mercedes, Brendan Gleeson, Bruges, Brady, Hodges, ComingSoon, Hartsfield, Bill Hodges, Mr. Mercedes, Holly Gibney

‘Paddington 2’ Review: A Great Sequel That Tops the Original in Every Way

Any film critic worth his or her salt will tell you that January is a pretty rough month for new releases. It’s a month marked by high-profile films from the previous year expanding around the country as they aim to get awards attention. Rare is the January release that rises above the status of being forgettable. But rare too is the sequel that improves upon its predecessor, and yet, here we are with the North American release of the utterly delightful Paddington 2. Bringing together many of t...
Tags: London, Movies, Hugh Bonneville, Features, Movie Reviews, Paddington, United Kingdom, Wes Anderson, Sequels, Adaptation, States, Sally Hawkins, Ben Whishaw, Brendan Gleeson, Grant, Lucy

New ‘Paddington 2’ Trailer: The Adorable Talking Bear is Back for Seconds

Thanksgiving is over, the leftovers are spilling out of your fridge, and the U.K. has already been blessed with the release of Paddington 2. But fear not, U.S. audiences, because you’ll get your second helping of the Paddington franchise soon. Well, relatively soon, anyway. Two months from now. In the meantime, why don’t you watch the new Paddington 2 trailer to soothe your cravings for the sticky sweetness that is the Paddington series? Paddington 2 Trailer The new U.S. trailer for Pad...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Hugh Bonneville, Paddington, Wes Anderson, Harvey Weinstein, Warner Bros, Movie Trailers, Sally Hawkins, Peter Capaldi, Julie Walters, Ben Whishaw, Lucy, Browns, Hugh-Grant, Brown

Warner Bros. Rescues ‘Paddington 2’ From The Weinstein Company

Good news for charming bear Paddington: his sequel Paddington 2 has been rescued from the ruins of The Weinstein Company by Warner Bros. TWC had hoped to sell-off Paddington 2 as their company continues to sink lower and lower into oblivion following the ousting of Harvey Weinstein. Thankfully, the folks at WB will save Paddington’s day, with the studio now handling the Paddington 2 release. Someone told Warner Bros. “Please look after this bear,” and the studio nodded and said, “Okay.” Vari...
Tags: Movies, Hugh Bonneville, Paddington, Sequels, Harvey Weinstein, Adaptation, Warner Bros, Sally Hawkins, Peter Capaldi, Julie Walters, Ben Whishaw, Brendan-Gleeson, Gruber, Lucy, Warner Brothers, Browns

Warner Bros. Takes Paddington 2 from The Weinstein Company

Warner Bros. takes Paddington 2 from The Weinstein Company Warner Bros. Pictures will usher in the new year with the big-screen return of one of the world’s most beloved characters in a delightful new adventure. Following its overwhelmingly successful UK opening earlier this month and currently #1 at the UK box office, Paddington 2—fully financed by STUDIOCANAL and produced by multi award-winning producer David Heyman (the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts films, Paddington, Gravity)—is set t...
Tags: UK, Movies, Canada, Paddington, Oscar, BAFTA, Harry Potter, Studiocanal, Warner Bros, North America, Imelda Staunton, Ben Whishaw, Brendan Gleeson, Gruber, Lucy, Browns

Catch up on “Mr. Mercedes” and binge “Alias Grace” this week

Catch up on Mr. Mercedes: (Available of Directv’s Audience Network). This has been the year of Stephen King, the man who makes the ordinary horrifying and is hated by clowns. David E. Kelley adapted King’s book about retired detective Bill Hodges (the always solid Brendan Gleeson) haunted by an old case — that of Mr. Mercedes, a mystery man who plowed a car into a crowd, killing eight people. When the killer ( Harry Treadaway of “Penny Dreadful”) appears to surface the two play a deadly game wit...
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‘Hellboy’ Cast Adds Sophie Okonedo, Brian Gleeson; Scott Haze in Talks for ‘Venom’

While superhero movie casting news can be flooded with Marvel and DC, let’s not forget the heroes fighting crime on the fringe. Lionsgate’s Hellboy and Sony’s Venom continue fleshing out their impressive cast lists, with the former casting three key roles, and the latter keeping their newest cast member in a haze of mystery. Both movies are expected to be released in 2018. Hellboy Adds Three Key Roles Hellboy has cast Sophie Okonedo, Brian Gleeson, and Alistair Petrie in three key roles, a...
Tags: Movies, Lionsgate, Sony, Merlin, Tom Hardy, Brendan Gleeson, Hellboy, Remakes, Liz, Harbour, Domhnall Gleeson, Daniel Dae Kim, Toro, Miles Teller, Gleeson, Milla Jovovich

Mr. Mercedes Picked Up for a Second Season

Mr. Mercedes picked up for a second season Leading up to the highly-anticipated season finale tomorrow, Oct. 11 at 8pm ET/PT, AUDIENCE Network has announced it has picked up Mr. Mercedes for a second season. Production for the 10 one-hour episodes is scheduled to begin in February of 2018 in Charleston, South Carolina with the premiere launching later in the year. The series is produced by Sonar Entertainment. Returning for the second season will be television veterans David E. Kelley (Big Li...
Tags: TV, Movies, Stephen King, New York Times, TV News, Mercedes, Brendan Gleeson, King, Sonar, Charleston, Charleston South Carolina, Bender, AT T Audience Network, DirecTV, David E Kelley, Dennis Lehane

Mr. Mercedes Review – King Adaptation Is Brilliant But Drags

Mr. Mercedes is a weird story, and it makes for an even weirder TV adaptation, but working against convention has helped Stephen King get where he is, and TV could probably use a lot more of the idea. The show opens with a mass killing as a man drives a stolen Mercedes through a crowd waiting to get into a job fair. Bill Hodges (Brendan Gleeson) is one of the detectives on the case and getting justice for the 16 people who were killed becomes a mission that consumes him. We jump two years into t...
Tags: Television, Movies, Stephen King, Mercedes, Brendan Gleeson, Calvary, Hodges, Gleeson, TV Review, Mr Mercedes, Harry Treadaway, Hartsfield, Mercedes Review, Bill Hodges Brendan Gleeson, Mercedes Harry Treadaway

‘Mr. Mercedes’ Season 1 Spoilers: Episode 4 Synopsis, Trailer Released

Ida (Holland Taylor) is going to learn about Hodges’ (Brendan Gleeson) budding romance with Janey (Mary-Louise Parker) in Season 1, episode 4 of “Mr. Mercedes.” According to the synopsis for the next episode of the Audience Network series, Hodges and Janey’s relationship intensifies, leaving Ida hurt.
Tags: News, Brendan Gleeson, Ida, Hodges, Janey, Ida Holland Taylor, Janey Mary Louise Parker

Brendan Gleeson on Getting a Late Start on His Career

Irish actor Brendan Gleeson made his film debut in 1990’s “The Field,” starring Richard Harris and based on the play by John B. Keane. Five years later, he made an impact internationally as Hamish Campbell in Mel Gibson’s Oscar winner “Braveheart.” Since then, film lovers have seen the versatile thesp in a wide range of... Read more »
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TV Review: ‘Mr. Mercedes’ on AT&T Audience Network

David E. Kelley has been on a hot streak of late, with his series “Goliath” and “Big Little Lies” successfully negotiating the demands of both upmarket TV consumers and commercially minded drama purveyors. Unfortunately, “Mr. Mercedes,” despite its excellent cast, breaks that streak. On paper, the combination of Kelley and Stephen King, the author of... Read more »
Tags: Reviews, TV, Stephen King, Brendan Gleeson, Kelley, David E Kelley, Mr. Mercedes, AT amp ; T Audience Network

‘Mr. Mercedes’ Stars on Adapting Stephen King’s Novel: It’s About ‘Every One of Us’

When “Mr. Mercedes” — an adaptation of Stephen King‘s best-selling novel — premieres on the Audience Network, viewers can expect a much more grounded story than many of King’s other stories. “I don’t think we have to go into the supernatural to find horror and terror,” the show’s star Brendan Gleeson said at the “Mr.... Read more »
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