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Watch: First Trailer For John Michael McDonagh's Crime-Comedy 'The Guard'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • May 24, 2011 3:32 AM
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For a film by the brother of "In Bruges" director Martin McDonagh starring Brendon Gleeson, Don Cheadle, Mark Strong and Liam Cunningham, there's surprisingly been pretty much no talk about crime-comedy "The Guard," which debuted to mixed-to-positive reviews at this year's Sundance Film Festival.

Tribeca Review: 'The Guard' Is Ireland's Acidic Answer To The Buddy Cop Formula

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • April 28, 2011 4:15 AM
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Sgt. Gerry Boyle is a man of simple pleasures. The unassuming, burly inspector works the unspectacular beat in his quiet, rainy hamlet of Galway, Ireland, wasting the days away alone with his Chet Baker record collection and his afternoons of illicit sex with the prostitutes of Dublin. His identification with police television shows is one of the very few ways he connects with the outside world of what he does, as his menial tasks seem far away from the pavement-slapping action of his colleagues. He's the rarest of movie cops: the one who seems almost offended at the possibility of interrupting his lifestyle for high speed chases or sexy gunfights.

Daniel Espinosa's 'Safe House' Rounds Out Cast With Brendon Gleeson, Sam Shepard & More

  • By Simon Dang
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  • February 9, 2011 2:14 AM
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Liam Cunningham & Robert Patrick Also On BoardYoung Swedish helmer Daniel Espinosa has certainly been a name on everyone's lips of late. His crime pic "Snabba Cash" earned a lot of buzz from its festival run, which has put him in the running for a number of high-profile projects including "X-Men: First Class" and "Wolverine." Instead, however, the helmer will soon direct "Safe House" which is shaping up to be quite the exciting actioner with Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds starring from a much-buzzed script by David Guggenheim.

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