Articles Posted in the " Dominic Cooper " Category

  • Need for Speed (12A) Film Review

    The most suitable choice of vehicle for reviewing this bubblegum pop of a movie would be a shiny, suped-up, twin-exhaust, bandwagon. The makers are clearly jumping on a couple of them by bringing this videogame adaptation to the big screen; with Fast and Furious making an annual dent in the worldwide box office receipts


  • Need For Speed – In Cinemas March 12th

    Based on the most successful racing video game franchise ever with over 140 million copies sold, DreamWorks Pictures’ “Need for Speed” captures the thrills of the game in a real-world setting. An exciting return to the great car-culture films of the 1960s and ‘70s, when authenticity brought a new level of intensity to the action, […]


  • Need For Speed – In Cinemas 2014

    Fresh from prison, framed for a crime he didn’t commit, street racer Tobey Marshall (Breaking Bad’s Aaron Paul), is hell bent on settling the score. With revenge at the forefront of his mind, he gears up for the ultimate cross-country race heaving with adrenaline-charged muscle machines and high-octane super cars.  When his powerful rival (Dominic Cooper – The […]


  • Summer in February (15) | Close-Up Film Review

    Dir. Christopher Menaul, UK, 2013, 101 mins Cast: Dominic Cooper, Emily Browning, Dan Stevens, Hattie Morahan Review by Carol Allen The film is adapted by Jonathan Smith from his novel of the same name about a bohemian colony of artists living on the wild coastal region of Cornwall before the First World War. The story […]


  • Dead Man Down (15) | Close-Up Film Review

    Dir. Niels Arden Oplev, USA, 2013, 118 mins Cast:  Colin Farrell, Noomi Rapace, Terrence Howard, Dominic Cooper Review by Carol Allen For his first big Hollywood movie, Danish director Oplev has recruited a goodly selection of European talent when it comes to actors – Colin Farrell (Ireland), Noomi Rapace (Sweden and star of Oplev’s hit film The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), Dominic Cooper […]


  • Dead Man Down In Cinemas 3rd May

    When the body of a gang member is discovered in the freezer of crime boss Alphonse’s (Terrence Howard) mansion – a clear message has been sent… or has it? As the gang reacts, members Darcy (Dominic Cooper) and Victor (Colin Farrell) take it upon themselves to dig further into who is after Alphonse. As a […]


  • Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (15) | Close-Up Film DVD Review

    Dir. Timur Bekmambetov, USA, 2012, 105 mins. Cast:  Benjamin Walker, Dominic Cooper, Rufus Sewell, Anthony Mackie, Mary Elizabeth Winstead Review by Carlie Newman The title tells us what this gothic tale is all about.  By day a President and at night…a vampire hunter!  The film actually starts sometime before Abraham Lincoln becomes the 16th President […]


  • Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter – Trailer

    Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter explores the secret life of one of the greatest US presidents, and the untold story that shaped a nation. Visionary filmmakers Tim Burton and Timur Bekmambetov (director of Wanted) bring a fresh and visceral voice to the bloodthirsty lore of the vampire, imagining Lincoln as history’s greatest hunter of the undead. […]


  • The Devil’s Double (18) | Close-Up Film Review

    Dir. Lee Tamahori, Belgium, 2011, 108 mins Cast:  Dominic Cooper, Ludivine Sagnier, Raad Rawi, Review by Carol Allen The film is based on Latif Yahia’s autobiographical book about his experiences, when he was plucked from the Iraqi army in 1987 and forced to act as ‘fiday’ – or body double – to Saddam Hussein’s son, […]


  • The Devil’s Double Trailer Re-Mix by US VJ Mike Relm

    Baghdad 1987, Latif Yahia (Dominic Cooper) is taken to see his former schoolmate Uday (also played by Cooper), eldest son to Saddam Hussein. Latif is told that a great honour had been bestowed upon him: because of the great likeness between them, he has been chosen to be Uday’s ‘fiday’ – his body double. Trapped, […]


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