Tuesday, March 28, 2017

GORGEOUS 'FERDINAND' THE PEACEFUL BULL ANIMATED TRAILER IS HERE! FIRST PHOTOS OF ALICIA VIKANDER AS LARA CROFT IN 'TOMB RAIDER' REBOOT

'TOMB RAIDER' REBOOT
 FIRST ALICIA VIKANDER PHOTOS
Warner Bros. has revealed today the first photos of Alicia Vikander as new Lara Croft in the reboot of TOMB RAIDER out March 2018!
Seven years after the disappearance of her father (Dominic West), 21-year-old Lara has refused to take the reins of his global business empire, instead working as a bike courier in London while taking college classes. Eventually she becomes inspired to investigate her father's disappearance and travels to his last known location: a tomb on an island somewhere off the coast of Japan. Suddenly, the stakes couldn't be higher for Lara, who, against the odds and armed with only her sharp mind, blind faith and inherently stubborn spirit, must learn to push herself beyond her limits as she journeys into the unknown. If she survives this perilous adventure, it could be the making of her, earning her the name tomb raider!

'FERDINAND' TRAILER
THE PEACE LOVING BULL!
It is here, people, the first utterly gorgeous and lovely trailer for the latest big screen adaptation of beloved FERDINAND which will bring us the peaceful bull to cinemas as soon as this December. Coming from the ICE AGE and RIO team, with the voices from Donald Sutherland and Adam DeVine, it will follow the little bull which prefers sitting quietly under a tree just smelling the flowers instead of butting heads with other bulls. As Ferdinand grows big and strong, his temperament remains mellow, but one day five men come to choose the "biggest, fastest, roughest bull" for the bullfights in Madrid and Ferdinand is mistakenly chosen. The movie will feature hits from Adam Lambert, Shakira, Rihanna.

NEW 'PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES' TRAILER AND POSTERS WITH JOHNNY DEPP, GEOFFREY RUSH, JAVIER BARDEM, ORLANDO BLOOM, BRENTON THWAITES

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN 5
  NEW TRAILER AND POSTERS!
The only thing I have for you today is the new TV trailer and posters that Disney has released for PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES! The fifth movie in the adventure saga is to set sail May 26th this year with Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush and Orlando Bloom returning to their roles, and the addition of Brenton Thwaites and Javier Bardem!

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES will follow Captain Jack Sparrow once again in a tough spot when he encounters deadly ghost pirates led by his old nemesis, the terrifying Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem). The ghosts and Salazar have escaped from the Devil's Triangle, determined to kill every pirate at sea, including Jack. Sparrow's only hope of survival lies in seeking out the legendary Trident of Poseidon, a powerful artefact that will give its possessor total control over the seas. Geoffrey Rush returns as one legged pirate Barbossa, Orlando Bloom as Will Turner after being absent from previous instalments, Kevin McNally is Joshamee Gibbs and Stephen Graham is Scrum, David Wenham is Scarfield. Young actress Kaya Scodelario takes the female lead as an astronomer. Paul McCartney will have a cameo in the movie as well.

Monday, March 27, 2017

PREMIUM SPOTLIGHT ON THE SECOND SEASON OF LAVISH EPIC RUSSIAN TV SERIES 'CATHERINE: THE RISE' ON EMPRESS CATHERINE THE GREAT

'CATHERINE: THE RISE
2ND SEASON OF LAVISH SERIES ON THE RUSSIAN EMPRESS
I still remember how a few years ago, back in 2014, many of you were enchanted when I presented you with the lavish Russian period set television series Catherine the Great and now, three years later, Russian National Broadcaster has finally started airing the long awaited second season titled CATHERINE THE RISE depicting, - after she got married to Grand Duke Peter whom she threw down in a coup in order to take over the crown herself after the death of his grandmother Empress Elisabeth - her rise and the beginnings of her legendary and very long imperial rule! Marina Aleksandrova is again playing the Matushka of all Russia after gaining ten kilos for the role in order to look older portraying the monarch in her mature years.

SHE ROSE TO BECOME GREAT!
It is the 18th century, the era of luxury and beauty, adventurers and dreamers, great exploits and progress ... Catherine reigns for the sixth year already. Once the frail German princess Fike then turned into the Grand Duchess Ekaterina Alekseevna. She is not yet forty years old, and she has not lost the hope of marrying and giving birth to a new heir to the throne - prince Paul is too similar to his late father, and this causes the Empress to worry.
She is surrounded by intrigues and palace secrets, but she obstinately conducts a huge ship of the Russian state by its course. Catherine ascended to the throne to become Great, and nothing will stop her on this path. The only woman on the throne of Russia, whose glory survived her century. No one has had so many tales and myths written about her, there have been so many rumours - but she was always a faithful Russian if not by blood, then by her own will! The second season CATHERINE: THE RISE opens the most exciting page of the life of a loving woman and a great empress.
Catherine leads a brutal struggle for power, declares wars, suppresses insurrections ... On her shoulders - a heavy burden of power. In her hands - the fate of Russia. But a woman always remains a woman. Love - passionate, painful, dangerous - lives in her heart and pushes her to take risky steps. What price will the empress pay for her happiness, how will she deal with the fate of the Russian throne? The future of a great country depends on her decisions.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

PREMIUM SPOTLIGHT ON 'JUSTICE LEAGUE' WITH MAJESTIC NEW TRAILER & POSTERS FEATURING WONDER WOMAN, THE FLASH, AQUAMAN, CYBORG AND BATMAN

'JUSTICE LEAGUE' TRAILER
IS ALL KINDS OF MAJESTIC!
It is here, people, it is here and it is all kinds of magnificent and majestic (if you ignore the fact that Ben Affleck is in it, naturally) - Warner Bros. and DC have released a stunning new trailer for this year's biggest superhero flick JUSTICE LEAGUE and you can also enjoy lovely character posters for the movie that will assemble DC's biggest superheroes in cinemas this November directed by Zack Snyder.

 HEROES UNITE!
Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman's selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of meta humans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes, Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash, it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions. Henry Cavill will reprise his role of Superman, with Amy Adams, Jeremy Irons, Amber Heard, Diane Lane, J.K. Simmons, Willem Dafoe and Ciaran Hinds also in the supporting cast.

THE PRINCESS OF THEMYSCIRA
Wonder Woman is played by Gal Gadot who portrays the young princess Diana of the Amazonian kingdom of Themyscira. She is the first to join Batman's new team and help him recruit the others. Her own movie is arriving this summer, June 2nd!

THE KING OF ATLANTIS
Aquaman is played by Jason Momoa. The king of the mythical kingdom of Atlantis will also have his wife queen Mera, played by Amber Heard, appear in this movie before they get their own one at Christmas 2018 which will also star Patrick Wilson and Nicole Kidman as his mother Atlanna!

THE KING OF SPEED
The Flash is played by young Ezra Miller as the youngest member of the Justice League team, the shy kid with the power of superspeed! He has already appeared shortly in Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice and will get  his own film in a few years.

THE SONIC KING
Cyborg, probably the least known and the least popular of this team of metahumans is played by Ray Fisher. He plays Victor Stone, a quarterback who becomes Cyborg, a cybernetic hero with a sonic canon for a weapon! He will also appear in The Flash movie in 2018 before he gets his own movie in 2020.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

COMEDY FRIDAY: EVA LONGORIA TO LEAD 'TYPE-A' SITCOM! 'MARLON' WAYANS SITCOM CAST PHOTOS AND TRAILER! LEAH REMINI REUNITES WITH KEVIN JAMES IN 'KEVIN CAN WAIT' SEASON FINALE

EVA LONGORIA TO LEAD
NEW 'TYPE-A' SITCOM AT FOX
Comedy Friday, people, to brighten up your weekend! After her Televnovela sitcom was cancelled it seems Eva Longoria is returning to the world of television comedies since she will lead new, single camera, comedy at Fox titled TYPE-A! It will be an office comedy about a group of consultants hand picked to do the dirty work most professionals can’t handle: lay-offs, downsizing, generally delivering horrible news. To everyone else, they’re the enemy – to one another, they’re family.

LEAH REMINI REUNITES WITH KEVIN JAMES
Meanwhile, another comedy TV star is about to reunite with her old small screen husband! Leah Remini will join Kevin James in his new sitcom KEVIN CAN WAIT at CBS, which has just been renewed for a second season together with brilliant new comedy Superior Donuts, in the final episode of the first season as a guest star. In the two part season ending (May 1st and May 8th) Kevin agrees to come out of retirement briefly to reprise his undercover assignment in an ongoing police investigation where he and fellow cop Vanessa Cellucci (Remini) will, once again, pose as husband and wife.

NEW 'MARLON' SITCOM
STARRING MARLON WAYANS!
A sitcom that has already been ordered for a whole season and will start airing at NBC this summer August 16th is hilarious family multi camera sitcom MARLON in which beloved comedian Marlon Wayans plays a father to whom family always comes first - even if he's the biggest kid of all! Today you can check out first cast photos for the new comedy and a trailer as well! 

RAISING TWO KIDS AND MARLON
Loosely inspired by the real life of star Marlon Wayans this update to the classic family comedy centres on a loving (but immature) father committed to co-parenting his two kids with his very together ex-wife. While his misguided fatherly advice, unstoppable larger than life personality and unpredictable Internet super stardom might get in the way sometimes, for MARLON, family really always does come first - even if he's the biggest kid of all. The cast includes Marlon Wayans, Essence Atkins (as the ex wife, a type-A interior designer by trade and something of a control freak who did one reckless and spontaneous thing in her life: fell in love with Marlon), Notlim Taylor, Amir O'Neil, Bresha Webb (as his biggest enemy, his ex wife's best friend) and Diallo Riddle.

Friday, March 24, 2017

AMAZON'S 'OASIS' NEW SF SERIES PILOT WITH RICHARD MADDEN REVIEW AND TRAILER! GREG KINNEAR TO LEAD BEAUTIFUL ROMANTIC DRAMA 'PIANO LESSONS'

GREG KINNEAR 
TO TAKE 'PIANO LESSONS'
Now, here's a plot that sounds very nice: as 'Deadline' reports today Greg Kinnear will take the lead role of a husband whose marriage is on the rocks so he goes to great lengths without his wife’s knowledge to demonstrate how much he loves her in PIANO LESSONS.
Based on a true story, it will see him playing a lawyer who after 20 years of marriage realizes his relationship with his wife is failing. The wife, passionate about music, is ready for a new life after their 19 year old daughter leaves the nest. To win her back and prove his love to her, he decides to take piano lessons to learn her favourite song, Robert Schumann’s “Traumerei,” a delicate song to master. He goes to a free spirited, sexy female piano teacher to take lessons behind his wife’s back and slowly progresses from all thumbs to pianist.

AMAZON'S 'OASIS' SF SERIES
 RICHARD MADDEN SHINES AS THE CHARISMATIC LEAD
I also wanted to remind you that Amazon has started airing a magnificent pilot for possible new sf series OASIS with our most beloved Scot Richard Madden. It is in a group of five new pilots and the votes from viewers will decide which one will be ordered for a whole series. You can check out the pilots trailer below with the OASIS part starting around the first minute. I've watched the pilot and I can tell you that it is intriguing, atmospheric and proves Madden's magnetic charisma with which he carries the role of the show's lead with great ease. With a quick pace and tense atmosphere, the pilot leaves you wanting for more after the opening episode ends up with a scene of mysterious and stunning revelation. 

A TEST OF FAITH   
Based on The Book of Strange New Things by Michael Faber, it is set some 20 years into the future and sees brilliantly talented Richard Madden playing a chaplain who is sent into space to help scientists and workers there to establish a colony on a faraway planet, though what he discovers there tests his faith and life itself. This is  the fourth series the outstanding young star is leading, and the cast also includes Mark Addy and Hayley Joel Osment!

Thursday, March 23, 2017

MATTHEW GOODE, MICHIEL HUISMAN, GLEN POWELL, JESSICA BROWN FINDLAY JOIN 'GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY'! 'BLACK BUTTERFLY' TRAILER WITH JONATHAN RHYS MEYERS, ANTONIO BANDERAS

'THE GUERNSEY' ADAPTATION
CASTS MATTHEW GOODE, GLEN POWELL, MICHIEL HUISMAN
Now if this isn't a superhunky series of cast additions to a movie I don't know what is: as 'Deadline' reports, three of our favourite Hollywood hunks have joined the long postponed big screen adaptation of THE GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY and those are Glen Powell, whom you've recently seen in Hidden Figures, our beloved Dutchman Michiel Huisman, whom you adored in The Age of Adeline, alongside Matthew Goode, and two British ladies Penelope Wilton and Jessica Brown Findlay, who now join Lily James and Tom Courtenay in the adaptation of Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows international best selling epistolary novel which has been sold in millions of copies in almost 40 countries around the world!

A WW2 STORY  
The lead role originally meant for Kate Winslet, back when Kenneth Branagh was supposed to direct, now goes to Lily James portraying a journalist Juliet Ashton who forms a bond with a secret book society formed during German occupation of the Channel Islands during WWII. The free spirited Ashton forms a life changing bond with the eccentric Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, when she decides to write a book about the club. Mike Newell (Prince of Persia, Love in the time of Cholera, Four Weddings and a Funeral) is directing!

'BLACK BUTTERFLY' TRAILER
JONATHAN RHYS MEYERS VS ANTONIO BANDERAS  
Only a week ago I showed you a poster for the remake of French thriller Papillon Noir by Herve Korian now titled BLACK BUTTERFLY and now we have the first, very thrilling, trailer as well. Antonio Banderas plays Paul, a down on his luck screenwriter who picks up a drifter (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) and offers him a place to stay. However, when the deranged stranger takes Paul hostage and forces him to write, their unhinged relationship brings buried secrets to light. Piper Perabo and Abel Ferrara also star in the movie which is out sometime later this year.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

GORGEOUS NEW TRAILERS FOR 'MY COUSIN RACHEL' VICTORIAN THRILLER WITH SAM CLAFLIN, RACHEL WEISZ, 'THE WARRIORS GATE' EPIC FANTASY ADVENTURE FROM LUC BESSON

'MY COUSIN RACHEL' TRAILER
SAM CLAFLIN & RACHEL WEISZ
Our most anticipated movie this year by far, the big screen adaptation of Daphne Du Maurier dark Victorian novel MY COUSIN RACHEL, has a brand new trailer and it is all kinds of gorgeous!
Starring Sam Claflin, Rachel Weisz, Holliday Grainger, Iain Glen, this dark romance, tells the story of a young Englishman who plots revenge against his mysterious, beautiful cousin, believing that she murdered his guardian in order to inherit his estate. But his feelings become complicated as he finds himself falling under the beguiling spell of her charms.



'THE WARRIORS GATE'
EPIC ADVEN- TURE MOVIE
Meanwhile, in our most beloved genre of epic fantasy and action adventure a rather lovely and fun trailer has been released, alongside some really pretty posters, for THE WARRIORS GATE a movie which already played in Chinese cinemas last winter in November, but will hit certain parts of Europe this month. Written by French moviemaker Luc Besson it was directed by Matthias Hoene and has the cast led by young Uriah Shelton in the main role alongside Dave Bautista, Sienna Guillory and gorgeous Asian superstar Ni Ni!

SAVE THE WORLD FROM EVIL
This $30 million epic fantasy extravaganza movie sees Uriah Shelton portraying a teenager, a game wizard and a computer genius, who gets transported into the very game he loves to play and ends up all the way over in ancient China in a magical way where he gets a mission to accomplish by saving the princess from danger. He transforms himself into a Kung Fu warrior to battle the evil villains by converting his video game skills.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

TENSE DRAMA MONDAY: TRAILER AND POSTER FOR 'THE PROMISE' PERIOD SET MOVIE WITH CHRISTIAN BALE, OSCAR ISAAC AND 'THE LAST FACE' WITH CHARLIZE THERON, JAVIER BARDEM

'THE PROMISE' NEW TRAILER
CHRISTIAN BALE WAR DRAMA
Two tense dramas for you today! A new trailer and a new poster have been released for war drama THE PROMISE out this May in Europe and USA starring Christian Bale, Tom Hollander, Oscar Isaac, Jean Reno, Rade Serbedzija and Shohreh Aghdashloo!
Set during the last days of the Ottoman Empire like the new TV series I presented you with yesterday, THE PROMISE follows a love triangle between Michael, a brilliant medical student, the beautiful and sophisticated Ana, and Chris - a renowned American journalist based in Paris.



'THE LAST FACE' TRAILER
STARRING CHARLIZE THERON AND JAVIER BARDEM
A new trailer and a new poster have also been released for tense action drama from director Sean Penn THE LAST FACE in which his ex Charlize Theron plays  a director of an international aid agency in Africa who meets a relief aid doctor (Javier Bardem) amidst a political and social revolution, and together face tough choices surrounding humanitarianism and life through civil unrest. Jean Reno stars in this one as well, together with Jared Harris and Hopper Penn, Sean's son (yep, it ain't nepotism at all).

Monday, March 20, 2017

NEW INTERNATIONAL EPIC SERIES: 'THE NEMANYICHS: BIRTH OF A KINGDOM' ON SERBIAN MEDIAEVAL ROYAL DYNASTY, 'THE CAPITAL: ABDULHAMID' ON THE LAST OTTOMAN SULTAN

'THE NEMANYICHS' EPIC SERIES
 BIRTH OF A KINGDOM
International epic projects today! After Britain (The Tudors, White Queen), France (Versailles), Russia (Catherine the Great, Sofia), Austria (Maximilian), Spain (Isabel), Turkey (Magnificent Century), Italy (Medici) Serbia has decided to put their glorious history on the small screens as well! Their national broadcaster RTS has started shooting (with more than 200 actors and 300 locations) 12 part epic TV series THE NEMANYICHS: BIRTH OF A KINGDOM which will follow the rise of The Nemanyichs, one of the most powerful mediaeval royal dynasties in Europe which ruled the vast Serbian Kingdom from the 12th to the 14th century. The first season will follow King Stefan the First Crowned (in the photo, played by Voyin Chetkovich)! The series will air at the end of the year marking the 800 years from Stefan's coronation.

DEZZY'S HISTORY LESSON
The royal house which produced 11 Serbian kings, despots and emperors, from 1166 till 1371, reached its zenith during the legendary reign of Dushan, Tsar of all Serbs and Greeks, who ruled a massive empire occupying today's Serbia, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Greece, Montenegro. It was the most developed country and culture in Europe of that time.

'THE CAPITAL: ABDULHAMID'
ON THE LAST OTTOMAN SULTAN
The Turks, who actually stopped the further development of mediaeval Serbia putting Balkans into darkness, also have a new historical saga of their own. Their Television has recently started airing CAPITAL: ABDUL HAMID on the last Sultan who ruled the Ottoman Empire at the end of the 19th century.
THE RULE OF THE RED SULTAN

The 33 years of Abdul hamid's rule were some of the most turbulent ones in Turkish history. The last decade depicted in the series at the very end of the 19th century was the time when European powers tried to use the ongoing events to create a new age for Europe. Known for brutal treatment of many minorities in the country (due to which he is known as the Red Sultan outside the country), his rule oversaw a period of decline in the power and extent of the Ottoman Empire! He was thrown down by his own people in 1909 and his fall was greeted with great joy among the citizens. Despite his reactionary and despotic rule, some modernization of the Ottoman Empire occurred during Abdul Hamid's long reign, including reform of the bureaucracy, railways and education. He had more than ten imperial consorts with sultana Nazikeda being his main wife.