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Blu-ray Review: The Grey
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The Grey
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DIRECTOR: Joe Carnahan
WRITER: Joe Carnahan, Ian Mackenzie Jeffers
STARRING: Liam Neeson, Dermot Mulroney, Frank Grillo, Dallas Roberts, Joe Anderson, Nonso Anozie, James Badge Dale, Ben Bray
Open Road Films
RELEASE DATE: May 15, 2012

Desolate wilderness. A dire situation. Liam Neeson. A pack of hungry wolves. Clearly, The Grey is no slapstick comedy.

The premise is simple: a group of oil workers in the great white North and the man who protects them from wolves as they work are involved in a horrific plane crash. Out of many, only eight of them survive. But the plane crash was just the start. Led by the man who normally protects them, a survivalist named Ottway (Neeson), the group of men try to figure out their best chance for survival while also having to fend off an angry pack of wolves whose den is nearby.

As each minute passes, the group loses more and more hope. But Neeson pushes them to keep fighting…even as he himself battles his own will to push on and survive.

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Movie Review: The Grey
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The Grey
Directed by Joe Carnahan
Starring Liam Neeson, Dallas Roberts, Frank Grillo, Dermont Mulroney, Nonso Anozie, and Joe Anderson
Release Date: January 27, 2012

Unemotional deaths and the exaggerated ways in which death is executed are prodigious in the early months of the new year. Most films are determined to sink into an atmosphere that doesn’t demand any coherence or meaning to death. Audiences are forcibly taught to observe an uncountable number of deaths, each one determined to be more outrageous, blood-soaked, and meaningless as the next. Not only these early months but also throughout the entire year death is hardly handled appropriately. So when a director arrives with a film that is assuredly acquainted with dealing with death reverently, almost piously, it deserves our utmost attention.

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Season 2 Of ‘Game Of Thrones’ Adds A Pyromancer In Roy Dotrice; Other Roles Cast As Well
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HBO has been busy casting various roles for season 2 of their hit fantasy series, Game of Thrones.

First came word that Stannis Baratheon, Davos Seaworth, and Melisandre had all been cast, and now a few more new faces have come to surface for the season 2 team.

The most notable of them all is the casting of Roy Dotrice, who has joined the cast and will be playing Pyromancer Hallyne, chief of the Guild of Alchemists. Dotrice was actually originally cast in the role of Grand Maester Pycelle (Julian Glover), but had to withdraw for health reasons. Dotrice is already a well–known talent in the world of author George R.R. Martin‘s A Song of Ice and Fire book series””the actor provided a voice to most of the audio book recordings that were produced, excluding A Feast for Crows.

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