January 13th, 2018       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

Happy New Year everybody! I completely missed that Noomi has attended the Astrid Andersen runway at London Fashion Week’s Men last week. Many thanks to Marinka for bringing it to my attention. Also, there’s a new interview with Noomi in the Indian edition of The Telegraph and a review page on “Bright” in the February issue of Empire Magazine.

  December 29th, 2017       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

“Bright” has been released worldwide on December 22 on Netflix, and yes, it was just as disappointing as the critics have written. I didn’t find the acting any bad, it’s what you expect to get from a cop/orcs/elves movie (and you have Joel Edgerton, Edgar Ramirez and Noomi Rapace). It was rather a surprisingly, shockingly thin story line. “Bright” feels like a tv pilot with overtime for something that Will Smith should have done 20 years ago. Both Smith and Edgerton are given so little to work with, Noomi was given even less with her dialogue consisting of only a bit of Elvish :-) Her character could have been credited among the stunt people just as well. And yet, I feel like “Bright” could deserve a second watch, there has to be more to Netflix’ biggest foray into motion pictures. There has to be. Screencaptures from the film have been added to the photo gallery, alongside additional pictures from the promotional tours in London, Mumbai and Tokyo – including a fantastic new photoshoot from the time during her Tokyo visit. Many thanks to Marika for all the heads-up. Enjoy the new additions.


  December 21st, 2017       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

Yes, I came up with that headline myself :-) According to the reviews collection assembled on Entertainment Weekly, Netflix’s first foray into original blockbusters has gotten a rude welcome, with reviews branding director David Ayer’s fantasy film as “embarrassing,” a “disaster,” and “the worst movie of 2017.” “Astoundingly bad in virtually every way,” writes The Wrap‘s Todd Gilchrist, “Bright shares in common several of the shortcomings of Ayer’s previous film [Suicide Squad], including conspicuous evidence of desperate efforts to cobble its under-explained and yet somehow overcomplicated mythology into something coherent.”

Todd Gilchrist (The Wrap)
“Even Will Smith’s irrepressible charisma can’t compete with the unrelentingly muddy production design, the poorly conceived characters and a profoundly stupid racial metaphor that somehow amplifies stereotypes of actual ethnic groups. The result is another genre disaster that’s only impressive in how arrogantly the filmmakers presume audiences will want it to be expanded into a franchise.”

John DeFore (The Hollywood Reporter)
“Alas, the finished product, though plenty embarrassing, isn’t quite involving enough to merit the kind of pile-on mockery that greeted Ayer’s DC Comics abomination Suicide Squad. Stars Will Smith and Joel Edgerton play it mostly straight here, doing their part to sell the dopey premise, but the screenplay offers viewers little reward for our own suspension of disbelief. Rumored to be the most expensive Netflix original film to date, the pic may well attract eyeballs on the streaming outlet. But its potential as a franchise-starter is laughably small.”

Peter Debruge (Variety)
“Bright is the best Netflix original movie to date, and it absolutely deserves to be seen on the big screen, though don’t let that stop you from watching it home, as End of Watch director David Ayer’s welcome return to the cop-movie genre – following a disastrous wrong turn into Suicide Squad territory, of which we will say no more – fills an intense, grown-up movie niche that Hollywood once did so well, but has since replaced with formula-driven product.”

You can read more reviews on “Bright” over at Entertainment Weekly and make your own opinion tomorrow, when “Bright” releases on Netflix.

  December 20th, 2017       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

“Bright” is receiving the royal treatment from Netflix right now. After stints in Los Angeles, London and Mumbai, the “Bright” crew has now attended the film’s premiere in Tokyo, Japan. Pictures from the event have been added to the photo gallery. Edit: Pictures from the press conference have been added as well.



  December 19th, 2017       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

On Monday, Will Smith, Joel Edgerton and Noomi Rapace made a surprise appearance at the Mumbai premiere for “Bright”. Pictures have been added to the photo gallery. You’ll also find a press junket interview with Noomi in the video archive.

  December 16th, 2017       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

Hollywood’s “Bright” stars dazzled all their way at yesterday’s London premiere of the upcoming action and thriller cinematic. The event had it all for the fans, massive autographs and photo shoot where the “Bright”’s crew showed up, including stars Joel Edgerton, Noomi Rapace and Lucy Fry. The co-production of Max Landis and David Ayer is one massive cinematic already awaited in the must watch list of action films, expected to kick off release in cinemas on Friday, December 22. Pictures from the premiere have been added to the photo gallery.


  December 16th, 2017       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

Lots of video clips from “Bright” and its promotion have been added to the video archive. This week, the third and final trailer for the film has been released, featuring a couple more scenes with Noomi (in which she actually speaks :-) as well as a first promotional clip from a shootout with Will Smith. Then, there are clips from both the Los Angeles and London premiere of the film, the Los Angeles press conference and a new press junket with Edgar Ramirez and Lucy Fry. And if you haven’t watched her Conan appearance yet, be sure to re-visit it in the video archive as well. A full list of last added clips can be found below.



Related Media:

Video Archive – Public Appearances – Bright London Premiere (2017)
Video Archive – Public Appearances – Bright Los Angeles Premiere (2017)
Video Archive – Public Appearances – Bright Los Angeles Press Conference (2017)
Video Archive – Talkshows – Conan (December 12, 2017)
Video Archive – Career – Bright – Film Scene 01
Video Archive – Career – Bright – Press Junket 02 (United States)
Video Archive – Career – Bright – Press Junket 01 (United States)
Video Archive – Career – Bright – B-Roll
Video Archive – Career – Bright – Trailer 03

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