Shakefire.com - Matthew McNulty http://shakefire.com/talents/matthew-mcnulty en The Syndicate http://shakefire.com/tv-show/the-syndicate <h1 id="page-title">The Syndicate</h1><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>In this riveting British series, five cash-strapped supermarket employees are bracing for their store’s imminent shutdown when their lottery pool wins big. It seems like a godsend—but the syndicate soon learns that good fortune can come at a high price. </p> <p>As the unlikely millionaires walk the tightrope between ruin and reward, the narrative follows each character in turn. Brothers Stuart (Matthew McNulty, Single-Handed) and Jamie (Matthew Lewis, Harry Potter films) are haunted by a crime of desperation, while store manager Bob (Timothy Spall, The King’s Speech) faces a daunting health crisis. Reserved Leanne (Joanna Page, Love Actually) finds her past catching up with her, and kindhearted Denise (Lorraine Bruce, Eden Lake) endures a troubled marriage. </p> <p>Compelling performances complement a sharp script from BAFTA-winning writer Kay Mellor (Band of Gold) in this taut and addictive British drama.</p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-tagline field-type-text field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Tagline:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Winning the lottery was the easy part.</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/the-syndicate" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">The Syndicate</a>, </div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/tags/matthew-mcnulty" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Matthew McNulty</a>, </div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/matthew-lewis" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Matthew Lewis</a>, </div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/tags/timothy-spall" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Timothy Spall</a>, </div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/joanna-page" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Joanna Page</a>, </div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/tags/lorraine-bruce" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Lorraine Bruce</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-dvd-date field-type-datetime field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">On DVD:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><span class="date-display-single" property="dc:date" datatype="xsd:dateTime" content="2013-04-30T00:00:00-04:00">Tuesday, April 30, 2013</span></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-starring field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Starring:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/talents/matthew-mcnulty" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Matthew McNulty</a>, </div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/talents/matthew-lewis" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Matthew Lewis</a>, </div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/talents/timothy-spall" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Timothy Spall</a>, </div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/talents/joanna-page" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Joanna Page</a>, </div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/talents/lorraine-bruce" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Lorraine Bruce</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-network field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Network(s):&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/networks/bbc" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">BBC</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-dvd-cover field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://shakefire.com/sites/default/files/tv/91V11mdH-TL._SL1500_.jpg" width="1066" height="1500" alt="" /></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-studio field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Studio(s):&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/studios/acorn" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Acorn</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-writer field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Written by:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/talents/kay-mellor" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Kay Mellor</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-genre field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Genre:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/genres/tv/drama" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Drama</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-country field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Country(es):&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/countries/united-kingdom" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">United Kingdom</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-running-time field-type-text field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Running Time:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">270 Minutes</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-seasons field-type-number-integer field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Seasons:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">1</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-episodes field-type-number-integer field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Episodes:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">5</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-discs field-type-number-integer field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Discs:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">2</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-rating field-type-fivestar field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="clearfix fivestar-user-stars"><div class="fivestar-static-form-item"><div class="form-item form-type-item"> <div class="fivestar-basic"><div class="fivestar-widget-static fivestar-widget-static-vote fivestar-widget-static-5 clearfix"><div class="star star-1 star-odd star-first"><span class="off">0</span></div><div class="star star-2 star-even"><span class="off"></span></div><div class="star star-3 star-odd"><span class="off"></span></div><div class="star star-4 star-even"><span class="off"></span></div><div class="star star-5 star-odd star-last"><span class="off"></span></div></div></div> <div class="description"><div class="fivestar-summary fivestar-summary-"></div></div> </div> </div></div></div></div></div> Tue, 02 Apr 2013 04:40:02 +0000 Peter Oberth 45884 at http://shakefire.com http://shakefire.com/tv-show/the-syndicate#comments Little Ashes http://shakefire.com/review/little-ashes <h1 id="page-title">Little Ashes</h1><div class="field field-name-field-review field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Review:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/reviews/movie-at-home/dvd" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">DVD</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-is-exclusive field-type-list-boolean field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Exclusive?:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-fact-title field-type-text field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Bonus Features</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-grade field-type-number-decimal field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Grade:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">0.86</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-random-fact field-type-text-long field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Trailer, Interviews</p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/salvador-dali" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Salvador Dali</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/tags/garcia-lorca" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Garcia Lorca</a></div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/marina-gatell" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Marina Gatell</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/tags/matthew-mcnulty" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Matthew McNulty</a></div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/javier-beltran" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Javier Beltran</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/tags/robert-pattinson" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Robert Pattinson</a></div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/little-ashes" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Little Ashes</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>“Little Ashes” is a story based off of a few random insights and stories that Dali told about his youth later in his life. Somehow out of those this tale of Garcia Lorca and Salvador Dali’s budding friendship turn to love story and rapidly descending into lovers scorned was created.</p> <p>There is an attempt to make this a dark, beautiful, deep story of love &amp; art; but what comes across is a tedious mess. The accents are horrible, the acting feels forced, and it really is more like people playing pretend rather than a movie. But the full blame cannot be put on the actors for this failure.</p> <p>The direction and editing often interrupt any shot the actors had at trying to get their bearings on their characters. There is odd placement of alternate video footage, black and white historical that is injected randomly in place of scene cuts. I believe that they were trying to show the political turmoil that was occurring and would soon play a bigger role in the movie; but instead it chopped up the any emotion that the actors were working on building. Any love that they attempt to display gets broken up and pretty much comes across as a very very soft-core tease of gay porn.</p> <p>The balancing act doesn’t end there. Besides the tale of friendship turned to a love forbidden and the politics going on at the time, you have Dali’s ego, works of art being created, those that surround Dali &amp; Lorca &amp; their lives, school, and finally Dali snapping. None are given the attention they deserve and further complicate the plot without any purpose. </p> <p>Disastrous from the very moment it begins to play I cannot recommend “Little Ashes” to anyone, even the diehard Twilight/Edward Cullen fans out there. Surely you need something more than his face on the screen to entertain you, and if that is all you need then why not just put “Twilight” in again to watch until “New Moon” hits Blu-Ray. At least those movies are somewhat entertaining and by no means try to masquerade as a great piece of cinema.<br />  </p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-talents field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Talent(s):&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/talents/marina-gatell" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Marina Gatell</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/talents/matthew-mcnulty" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Matthew McNulty</a></div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/talents/javier-beltran" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Javier Beltran</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/talents/robert-pattinson" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Robert Pattinson</a></div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/talents/paul-morrison" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Paul Morrison</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-picture field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://shakefire.com/sites/default/files/styles/picture/public/reviews/9958481.jpg?itok=NmihVbj-" width="640" height="913" /></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-starring field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Starring:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/talents/marina-gatell" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Marina Gatell</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/talents/matthew-mcnulty" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Matthew McNulty</a></div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/talents/javier-beltran" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Javier Beltran</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/talents/robert-pattinson" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Robert Pattinson</a></div></div></div> Wed, 20 Jan 2010 18:58:55 +0000 Pandora 11632 at http://shakefire.com http://shakefire.com/review/little-ashes#comments Little Ashes http://shakefire.com/movie/little-ashes <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>“Little Ashes” is a story based off of a few random insights and stories that Dali told about his youth later in his life. Somehow out of those this tale of Garcia Lorca and Salvador Dali’s budding friendship turn to love story and rapidly descending into lovers scorned was created.</p> </div></div></div><h1 id="page-title">Little Ashes</h1><div class="field field-name-field-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/salvador-dali" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Salvador Dali</a>, </div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/tags/garcia-lorca" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Garcia Lorca</a>, </div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/marina-gatell" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Marina Gatell</a>, </div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/tags/matthew-mcnulty" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Matthew McNulty</a>, </div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/javier-beltran" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Javier Beltran</a>, </div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/tags/robert-pattinson" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Robert Pattinson</a>, </div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/little-ashes" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Little Ashes</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-release-date field-type-datetime field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Release Date:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><span class="date-display-single" property="dc:date" datatype="xsd:dateTime" content="2010-01-26T00:00:00-05:00">Tuesday, January 26, 2010</span></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-dvd-date field-type-datetime field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">On DVD:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><span class="date-display-single" property="dc:date" datatype="xsd:dateTime" content="2010-01-26T00:00:00-05:00">Tuesday, January 26, 2010</span></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-starring field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Starring:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/talents/marina-gatell" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Marina Gatell</a>, </div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/talents/matthew-mcnulty" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Matthew McNulty</a>, </div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/talents/javier-beltran" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Javier Beltran</a>, </div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/talents/robert-pattinson" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Robert Pattinson</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-studio field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Studio(s):&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/studios/e1-entertainment" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">E1 Entertainment</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-director field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Director(s):&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/talents/paul-morrison" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Paul Morrison</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-genre field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Genre:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/genres/movie/romantic" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Romantic</a>, </div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/genres/movie/drama" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Drama</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-running-time field-type-text field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Running Time:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">112 minutes</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-dvd-cover field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://shakefire.com/sites/default/files/movies/9958481.jpg" width="500" height="713" /></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-mpaa-rating field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">R</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-rating field-type-fivestar field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="clearfix fivestar-user-stars"><div class="fivestar-static-form-item"><div class="form-item form-type-item"> <div class="fivestar-basic"><div class="fivestar-widget-static fivestar-widget-static-vote fivestar-widget-static-5 clearfix"><div class="star star-1 star-odd star-first"><span class="off">0</span></div><div class="star star-2 star-even"><span class="off"></span></div><div class="star star-3 star-odd"><span class="off"></span></div><div class="star star-4 star-even"><span class="off"></span></div><div class="star star-5 star-odd star-last"><span class="off"></span></div></div></div> <div class="description"><div class="fivestar-summary fivestar-summary-"></div></div> </div> </div></div></div></div></div> Wed, 20 Jan 2010 18:58:55 +0000 Pandora 11631 at http://shakefire.com