‘Journey’s End’ Reviews (Master Post)

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Below you will find all of the reviews from critics & fans alike for Journey’s End & Sam’s performance as Stanhope as & when they arrive following the film’s screenings at TIFF & LFF prior to its official UK release in February 2018!

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“There isn’t a weak link in a pitch perfect ensemble cast that stretches from Paul Bettany’s kindly, honourable father figure Osborne, to Toby Jones philosophical cook Mason and Sam Claflin’s embittered leader. All underplay beautifully, conveying the quiet reality of a desperate situation. It is a governing sense of restraint that lends the film such an emotional kick, and breathes fresh life into an old classic.”  – Screen Daily

“Director Saul Dibb is still able to make the dialogue-heavy drama feel cinematic with the help of Ben Wheatley’s cinematographer, Laurie Rose, who captures everything in a kind of drab beauty. In Journey’s End, filmmakers have created another fitting tribute to a generation of veterans whose fight really didn’t end that long ago. Contrary to what Mel Gibson may believe, this is actually possible to do without the use of excessive violence.” – Dork Shelf

“Much of the credit goes to the astute writing and punchy yet understated staging. But primarily, the film keeps audiences engrossed in the personalities involved, their fatigue, disillusionment and residual humanity, as well as the tenderness they extend towards one another where needed. The entire cast is fine, with Claflin (“The Hunger Games,” “My Cousin Rachel”) excellent in the role Olivier originated.” – Variety 

“This is most vividly felt in the character of Osborne, a thoughtful and altogether admirable fellow wonderfully played in an uncharacteristically low-key performance by Bettany. Butterfield has little choice but to play it earnest as the well-off young man too naive to know what he’s in for, while Claflin, in the role originated by a 21-year-old Laurence Olivier onstage, is quite on the nose portraying an intelligent man steadily cracking under pressure, bottle in hand. Toby Jones provides modest humorous relief as the unit’s cook”  Hollywood Reporter

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‘Journey’s End’ Is To Highlight BFI London Film Festival In October

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More amazing news! ‘Journey’s End’, Sam’s upcoming movie in which he takes on the role of Captain Stanhope, is to have it’s UK premiere at Odeon Leicester Square on Friday 6th October at 6pm (UK time) We cannot wait to see this marvelous and authentic movie highlighting the biggest UK film festival!

Read up on the synopsis of the film below via IMDb

RC Sherriff’s Journey’s End is the seminal British play about WW1. Set in a dugout in Aisne in 1918, it is the story of a group of British officers, led by the mentally disintegrating young officer Stanhope, variously awaiting their fate.

If you are thinking about attending the premiere, and you want to find out more information and buy your tickets – click the link here



‘Journey’s End’ Is To Premiere At Toronto International Film Festival

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Great news! Sam’s upcoming movie, ‘Journey’s End’ will have it’s world premiere at the highly anticipated Toronto International Film Festival! The premiere is set to take place at the Princess of Wales Theatre in Toronto at 6:30pm (11:30pm UK time) on 14th September – according to the films production company Fluidity Films

Check out the synopsis below of ‘Journey’s End’ thanks to IMDb

RC Sherriff’s Journey’s End is the seminal British play about WW1. Set in a dugout in Aisne in 1918, it is the story of a group of British officers, led by the mentally disintegrating young officer Stanhope, variously awaiting their fate.

If you want to attend any of the screenings of ‘Journey’s End’ you can search the events and also buy your tickets here



Filming ‘Adrift’ in Fiji

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As we mentioned in Sam’s birthday post – he managed to miss his entire birthday as he was on his way out to Fiji to begin filming on Adrift opposite Shailene Woodley. If you haven’t heard about this one, then check out the synopsis below thanks to Variety:

“Adrift” is written and produced by Aaron and Jordan Kandell. Baltasar Kormákur will direct and produce the film under his RVK Studios banner, with production set to begin in June.

Woodley signed on to star in “Adrift” during the Berlin Film Festival, where STX began selling rights.

“Adrift” is based on the true story of Tami Oldham, who, after being knocked unconscious by the largest hurricane in the history of the Pacific Ocean, awakens to find her fiancé Richard Sharp badly injured, their boat in ruins, and no means of communication or navigation. She must race against the clock to save herself and the only man she’s ever loved.

The premise of the film sounds really interesting & we can’t wait to hear more about it as filming progresses! Meanwhile Sam has taken to Instagram whilst over in Fiji to show us the beauty of the South Pacific country where he is currently staying and the warm welcome he got when he first arrived.

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Happy 31st Birthday Sam!

Happy happy birthday to our fave guy! Today is his 31st birthday! And he managed to miss the full thing! No joke – as he was due to fly from the US where he was currently, over to Fiji where he was about to start filming Adrift opposite Shailene Woodley, and due to the time zones, he managed to miss the 27th completely! Whoops! As always, we sent him our birthday wishes as soon as the clock struck Midnight on the 27th June :) Thank you to everyone who took part as always! If you haven’t seen the video, you can catch it below!

Sam saw the video a little later on (after arriving in Fiji) & sent this lovely message (below) in thanks. Once again, thank you to everyone who took part – you can see how much this means to him :) And huge thanks, as always, to our video editor @jonnyhadapigeon for doing a marvelous job as always!

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Transformers – The Last Knight Premiere

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On June 18th Sam attended the global premiere of Transformers – The Last Knight in support of his beautiful wife Laura Haddock who plays Vivian Wembley in the 5th installment of the action movie franchise. Our fave guy was every inch the proud husband as he posed for photos with Laura on the blue carpet in Leicester Square. Laura stunned in a gorgeous pale pink dress & Sam looked dapper as usual in a sharp black suit & tie. Aside from posing for some adorable photos alongside Laura, Sam also found the time to make friends with Freya the dog (who has a starring role in the film!) on the red carpet! Check out the stunning photos below :) Transformers – The Last Knight is out in cinemas from June 21st!

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Article photo sources – Zimbio / Sam Claflin Web


SCF London Adventure N°8 – My Cousin Rachel

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SCF were once again in London to attend the World Premiere of Sam’s latest film My Cousin Rachel, which took place at the Picturehouse Central Cinema on Shaftesbury Avenue on Wednesday 8th June. But for SCF, this was no ordinary premiere. For the first time ever we were invited into the press pen! And we are ridiculously proud to be able to bring you some lovely little interviews with Sam’s lovely co-star Iain Glen, director Roger Michell & of course with our fave guy himself!

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(Images L-R: Our dear Sam’s face when he saw our banner! / Jemma from the team with her press badge! / Jemma with the lovely Holliday Grainger / Jemma with the wonderful Iain Glen following his interview)

We were also lucky enough to get tickets to see the film (huge thank yous to  @CousinRachelUK for setting all of this up for us!) and also attend the after party where we got to speak with Sam once again, his lovely family & his beautiful wife Laura who were all so nice! We honestly need to thank them all so much for always being so lovely & supportive of us – it means the world. It really was a magical evening.

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(Images L-R: Jemma with our dear Sam straight after the interview! / Jemma and Laura who looked absolutely stunning & was lovely as ever! / Jemma & Sam’s little brother Joe, who is always a pleasure to see! / Jemma having fun at the after party!)

And now, without further ado –  please enjoy our video interviews & spoiler free review of the film below!

It’s such a pleasure to support Sam each & every day. We are proud to support such a lovely, talented, down-to-earth guy & we cannot wait to see where his incredible journey will take him. We’ll be with him every step of the way x



My Cousin Rachel- London Film Premiere

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Sam attended UK film premiere of My Cousin Rachel at Picturehouse Central in London, on June 7. He was accompanied by his lovely wife Laura Haddock, the pair looked absolutely stunning together, as always! And Sam was also seen alongside the rest of the cast. Make sure to check out all the lovely photos of Sam posing with his wife, his co-stars, and of course, the fans!

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We will soon be posting about our SCF adventure at the premiere, as well as the reviews of the movie!



Exclusive Photoshoot for My Cousin Rachel

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With the cinematic release of My Cousin Rachel just over a week away on June 9th, we are thrilled to be able to bring you these gorgeous exclusive images of Sam from a photo-shoot done in conjunction with the release, thanks to Fox Searchlight!

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This stunning shoot by the excellent Lorenzo Agius just makes our fave guy look incredible – we are so pleased to be able to share it with you all! Remember to catch Sam as Philip Ashley in the brilliant My Cousin Rachel – in cinemas from June 9th! And be sure to check out all of the wonderful social media channels dedicated to the film!

Facebook – www.facebook.com/mycousinrachelmovie

Synopsis
A dark romance, MY COUSIN RACHEL tells the story of a young Englishman who plots revenge against his mysterious, beautiful cousin, believing that she murdered his guardian.  But his feelings become complicated as he finds himself falling under the beguiling spell of her charms.
 
MY COUSIN RACHEL will be released in cinemas on 9 June 2017.



Sam’s Birthday Project 2017 – Video!
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It’s that time of year again! Time for our annual birthday video message to our fave guy :) If you are a new fan of Sam or a new follower of ourselves, you may not have seen last year’s video message to him. Sam really appreciates his birthday video wishes and has shown his appreciation for them for the past five years :)
Due to time restrictions, we have chosen not to do a birthday book to Sam this year. And for those of you wondering about last year’s book – sadly it still hasn’t reached him from his agents yet :( As soon as we have any info about it we will be sure to let you know! So for now, it’s all about the video!
Want to take part this year? Here are a few tips to follow when sending in your messages:
  • E-mail your video and name/twitter username to scfbirthdayproject@gmail.com
  • Try to keep your message to a maximum of 40 seconds
  • You must verbally say where you are from (your country)
  • Keep it appropriate.
  • If you do not speak English, you can just add subtitles or send them!
Deadline to get your messages into us by is Sunday June 18th. Good luck, have fun & we look forward to seeing your lovely wishes for Sam!
P.S – We are still thinking of an intro for the video & may need some help from you guys once we settle on an idea! If you are up for helping out & maybe sending in an extra video at a later date, please let us know in your email! We will then contact you once plans for the intro are finalised :)


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