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Alex Billington of FirstShowing.net reports on this gritty thriller, due in theaters in March, which reunites Noomi Rapace, the star of the three-part Scandinavian-made film series based on Stieg Larsson’s Millennium trilogy, with the trilogy’s Danish director, Niels Arden Oplev. … Continue reading
The Rolling Stones, who for decades have managed to make themselves relevant to the trends of the day, have done it again with their recently released video of their hit, “Doom and Gloom.” And it is so 2012: Zombies, environmental … Continue reading
The New York Times Magazine features an in-depth look at actress Noomi Rapace, whose new Hollywood movies—including Brian de Palma’s Passion and Ridley Scott’s Prometheus (a film that “shares its DNA with Scott’s Alien,” although it specifically not supposed to be a prequel or a sequel) are … Continue reading
Variety reports on the global popularity of Swedish film and culture in the wake of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo:
The most famous scene in Swedish film used to be Max von Sydow playing chess with Death on the seashore in Ingmar Bergman‘s “The Seventh Seal.” Now it’s Noomi Rapace carving “I am a rapist pig” on the belly of her hog-tied abuser in “The … Continue reading
‘Dead Man Down’ reprises director and actress roles for Niels Arden Oplev and Noomi Rapace from the Scandinavian version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Michael Murphy of The Celebrity Café website reports on Swedish director Niels Arden Oplev’s activities as he fills out cast for his new, English-language feature. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo excitement has slowed substantially since the end of Oscar season, but … Continue reading
The UK newspaper The Guardian recently reviewed Babycall, a new movie set in Norway starring Noomi Rapace, the actress who so convincingly played Lisbeth Salander in the Scandinavian film versions of the Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy. Although it is showing in London cinemas, there is … Continue reading