Wednesday, August 7, 2013

'MARCO POLO' 13TH CENTURY EPIC SHOW MOVES FROM STARZ TO NETFLIX! JOHN MALKOVICH & BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH JOIN 'PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR'! 'MUPETS MOST WANTED' FIRST TEASER!

MARCO POLO EPIC SHOW
 MOVES TO NETFLIX FROM STARZ
It seems another of the upcoming epic series MARCO POLO has found its new home. It was originally supposed to be produced for Starz, which ordered ten episodes in 2012, but now 'Deadline' reports that it will move over to Netflix for nine episodes, since it turned out that Starz' plan to shoot it in China wasn't realistic. With episodes already written and casting ready to start, the show will tell the true story of the world’s greatest storyteller, an epic and cinematic adventure of high politics, masterful manipulation and deadly warfare. Young Marco Polo finds himself at the centre of a brutal war between two empires in 13th century China, replete with close combat, romance and sexual intrigue, religious tension, political skulduggery and spectacular battles.
DEZZY'S HISTORY LESSON
Real Marco Polo, the Italian merchant, was inspired to go to Asia by the stories of his uncles who apparently met Kublai Khan. He went on a journey with them which lasted incredible 24 years. Instead of a welcome, after his return he was imprisoned for almost five years. During his stay in the dungeon he dictated his stories to a cellmate. 

PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR
GET JOHN MALKOVICH & BENEDICT CUMBER- BATCH
Hear ye, hear ye, you already know that the biggest stars of MADAGASCAR animated franchise - the ever so clever penguins - are getting their own spin off movie titled THE PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR! Wittingly resourceful penguins already have their mega susccessful TV show, but the news is that their film has just managed to cast John Malkovich and Benedict Cumberbatch! Malkovich will lend his voice to the film's leading villain, while Cucumberpatch will voice a CIA agent who is hot on his trail. Simon J. Smith from BEE MOVIE is directing. Cumberbatch is no stranger to lending his voice (he is the voice of Smaug and Necromancer in HOBBIT), while Malkovitch is currently shooting CROSSBONES pirate show for NBC.

MUPPETS MOST WANTED
 FIRST TEASER IS HERE!
The first teaser for next year's delightful puppet adventure MUPPETS MOST WANTED has been released dominated mostly by dear Animal yelling about secrets, secrets, secrets....  While on a grand world tour, the Muppets will find themselves wrapped into an European jewel-heist caper headed by a Kermit lookalike and his dastardly sidekick. Ricky Gervais and Tina Fey join Kermit and Miss Piggy in the sequel! Hitting theatres next spring the film will also have cameos from Tom Hiddleston (you remember that he and Piggy had that hot fling at 2012 BAFTAs) , Christoph Waltz, Ray Liotta, Pi Diddy and Til Schweiger. Celine Dion is supposed to sing SOMETHING SO RIGHT song for the film! 

36 comments:

  1. Oh, you must be so happy about the penguin movie!

    The Muppets looks great. Tina Fey and Ricky Gervais both crack me up. Of course, now I'm going to have "Moves like Jagger" stuck in my head all day.

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  2. That BAFTA clip with Miss Piggy is hilarious!

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    1. that is why I linked it :) She and Hiddlestud have such natural sexual chemistry among themselves :)
      John Ham was rude, though, with his joke....

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  3. I watched the Muppets trailer three times last night. That so brings out the kid in me. :)

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    1. I watched it too a couple of times, because I can't get enough of my dear Animal :)

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  4. All good news today it seems. So glad to hear that Marco Polo is coming to Netflix. I can actually see it!

    More Penguins!!!!

    The Muppets too. Yay. They have made so many people happy over the years and I'm glad they are still around making us laugh today. Like Bob, it brings out the kid in me.

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    1. Is Netflix a channel or an internet service for free shows and films, Annzie?

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    2. It's an Internet service, but you pay. It's only $7.99 a month though and compared to cable that's a steal.

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    3. cable is somewhere around $15 per month here, methinks, but we have none of the interesting channels, except Discovery, History and TLC. Nothing of ABC, Starz, Showtime, NBC, CW etc

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  5. Is Elmo gonna come back after the controversy with his puppeteer?

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    1. I've no idea who Elmo is, but I think all the Muppets are gathered in the film :)

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  6. I must admit I like the Penguins!

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    1. well, how could you possibly not? :)

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  7. I doubt polo looked that cool in real life.

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  8. Very happy that I have Netflix account now!!

    Also, the Penguins of Madagascar are a trip! Excited to hear about those voices!

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  9. Oh no not Ricky Gervais, can't stand the dick!

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  10. I love Dezzy history lessons:)

    Can't wait for the Mad. Penguins:)

    Have a good evening, Dez.

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    1. I do try to teach history whenever possible :) the students seem to like it :)

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  11. If Cumberpatch is in it, maybe I'll consider watching...?

    I wasn't that big a fan of Madagascar...

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    1. the characters in the MADAGASCAR were great, the story not so much

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  12. Yay for the Penguins. Ugh on the Muppets! Used to love them as a kid, but that last movie was pure crap.

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  13. Thanks Dezzy for the history lesson! Marco Polo sounds like the Count of Monte Cristo. I know the Count was French. I'm not sure about the Muppets, but hope it is good~ :D

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    1. be welcome :) Marco has seen so many things during his travels through Asia, that the show should be super interesting!

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  14. john malkovich rocks!! get him, get him!

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  15. I love anything Muppets.

    Those penguins are cute.

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  16. Funnyyyyy! Fozzie is back!!! Yes! That's my favorite! Looking forward to this movie!

    Greetings
    Peter

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