Sunday, September 30, 2018

1ST PHOTOS ARE IN FROM MOVIE ADAPTATION OF PUCCINI'S 'TURANDOT' WITH DYLAN SPROUSE, SOPHIE MARCEAU, VINCENT PEREZ! GAL GADOT TO EXPERIENCE 'DEATH ON THE NILE' WITH KENNETH BRANAGH!

  1ST 'TURANDOT' PHOTOS FROM
 PUCCINI'S EPIC ADAPTATION
Earlier this year, your trusted spy was the first one to inform you that China was turning Giacomo Puccini's TURANDOT opera into a film starring
Dylan Sprouse plays the lead male role
Guan Xiaotong and Dylan Sprouse and now we have the first photos! The movie, which finished shooting under the helm of  Xiaolong Zheng, will also star French stars Sophie Marceau and Vincent Perez alongside Asian stars Hu Jun, Collin Chou and Lin Siyi!

TURANDOT a fantasy romance, follows Princess Turandot (Guan Xiaotong), who is cursed by a mysterious power emanating from three Mazovian bracelets that were given to her as birthday gifts. The life draining effects of the bracelets cause the princess to become cruel, and gradually she loses her humanity. Foreign
The movie was shot in English and Mandarin
princes who come to court her must solve three riddles, one for each bracelet, and only then will she be freed from the power of the bracelets. In the event any of the questions is answered incorrectly, the attempted solver would be
The film does not yet have a release date!
put to death. One day, Calaf (Dylan Sprouse), an ordinary citizen, risks his life to answer the riddles to save her and inadvertently uncovers his own extraordinary past.

  GAL GADOT JOINS
BRANAGH'S 'DEATH ON THE NILE'
Gal Gadot will play a rich heiress on the cruise
As much as I wanted to love it, Kenneth Branagh's adaptation of Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express was a ghastly bore for me, but it does not mean the new film in the series won't be better. As 'Deadline' reports, Gal Gadot has just joined him in his new adaptation of DEATH ON THE NILE in which, beside directing, he will again play Hercule Poirot. The writer is, sadly, the same as in Orient Express, but unlike that one, where a murder happened on a train, in this one Poirot is investigating a murder on a boat. Gal Gadot will be rich heiress Linnet Ridgeway Doyle who was enjoying that luxurious cruise when the murder happened only to continue again when the suspects start dying one by one.The movie should be out for New Year's Eve 2019! Just a month before that you will be watching Gadot in Wonder Woman sequel.

Saturday, September 29, 2018

KATE BOSWORTH, ALEX PETTYFER, NATALIE MARTINEZ TO LEAD NETFLIX SF SERIES 'THE I LAND'! HELEN MIRREN'S 'CATHERINE THE GREAT' FINDS A PRINCESS AND A GENERAL

  NETFLIX 'THE I LAND' SF SERIES
ADS KATE BOSWORTH AND ALEX PETTYFER AS LEADS
Alex Pettyfer will star for the first time on the telly
In the whole slate of new science fiction series, Netflix has just ordered a seven episode sf mini series THE I LAND and has hired Alex Pettyfer, Kate Bosworth and Natalie Martinez. Bosworth is also producing the series to be directed by Neil LaBute who is also the showrunner and writer.

THE I LAND
will be a new sf action adventure series. When ten people wake up on a treacherous island with no memory of who they are or how they got there, they set off on a trek to try to get back home. They soon discover this world is not as it seems. Faced with the island’s extreme psychological and physical challenges, they must rise to their better selves or die as their worst ones.

  'CATHERINE THE GREAT' 
FINDS A PRINCESS & A GENERAL
Over at Sky and HBO, they've added a few more faces to the cast of their epic mini series CATHERINE THE GREAT which will see Helen Mirren playing the empress in her older years, Joseph Quinn will be her son Grand
Antonia Clarke will be the empresses daughter in law
Prince Paul, Jason Clarke her lover Prince Grigory Potemkin! Antonia Clarke has now been added as Paul's wife Princess Sophia and Adam El Hagar as general Valerian Zubov who had an affair with the much older empress.

CATHERINE THE GREAT the four part saga is set against the politically tumultuous and sexually charged court of Russian empress Catherine the Great who wielded supreme power throughout Russia for nearly half of the 18th century; strong minded, independent, brilliantly intelligent and sexually liberated! It will depict the end of her reign and her passionate affair with Grigory Potemkin, a Russian military commander who became Catherine’s lover, favoured statesman and life long friend. Amid scandal, intrigue and immense conflict, they develop a unique and devoted relationship, overcoming their adversaries and together serving as the architects of modern-day Russia.

Friday, September 28, 2018

1ST 'KNIGHTFALL' EPIC TV SERIES SEASON 2 PHOTO WITH TOM CULLEN & MARK HAMILL! LAURIE DAVIDSON JOINS IAN MCKELLEN, JAMES CORDEN IN 'CATS' MOVIE MUSICAL ADAPTATION

  'CATS' MOVIE ADAPTATION
LAURIE DAVIDSON JOINS IAN MCKELLEN IN THE FILM VERSION
Well, he was definitely the only good thing in the offensively bad Will period set drama, and now beautifully charismatic and radiant Laurie Davidson is
Laurie Davidson will star in Cats!
joining CATS movie musical which follows a tribe of cats over the course of one night. The feature adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's famous musical already has Ian McKellen in the cast next to a rather silly bunch that includes Taylor Swift, Jennifer Hudson, James Corden, Scheduled for December next year, the movie will probably include some new songs as well. Les Miserables helmer Tom Hooper is directing the big screen adaptation. Davidson and McKellen aside, this is really shaping up to become one of those projects nobody really asked for.Laurie is currently shooting The Good Liar movie with Ian McKellen, Helen Mirren, Jim Carter and Russell Tovey. Now, that one, really does have a cast to die for.

  'KNIGHTFALL' SEASON 2
1ST PHOTO FROM TEMPLARS' LAIR
After the recent updates on the casting process for the second season of History's epic series KNIGHTFALL (currently shooting in Prague), today you can check out the first photo of Tom Cullen and Mark Hamill as Talus, a tough and wise warrior responsible for training new initiates of the Knights Templar, led by Cullen's Landry. Talus has been spent ten years in captivity during Crusades.
The second season will air on History Channel around the world next spring
The second season will explore this dark time in history from the Templar perspective, embracing an authentically grittier, darker, and more brutal Medieval period than has ever been seen before. Tom Forbes joins the cast as Prince Louis of France, Clementine Nicholson as his wife Princess of Burgundy, Genevieve Gaunt is his sister princess Isabella of France.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

1ST TRAILER FOR 'MEDICI: THE MAGNIFICENT' 15TH CENTURY EPIC TV SERIES SEASON 2 IS HERE WITH DANIEL SHARMAN, BRADLEY JAMES, SEAN BEAN! MARTON CSOKAS, EVE HEWSON TO LEAD BBC'S EPIC 19TH CENTURY NEW ZEALAND SET TV SERIES 'LUMINARIES'

  'MEDICI: THE MAGNIFICENT'
2ND SEASON TRAILER REVEALED!
The second season starts October 23rd in Italy
You probably remember that your spy's favourite epic series last year was Medici: Masters of Florence! The first season was absolutely magnificent and it seems the second one could be, at least its name says so, the same: MEDICI: THE MAGNIFICENT is ready to start airing on Italian national broadcaster RAI October 23rd and we can hope it will air its English language version sometime this winter on Netflix Unlike the first season which followed Cosimo Medici in the amazing performance of Richard Madden, this one will focus on his grandsons Lorenzo, played by Daniel Sharman, and his brother Giuliano, played by
Sarah Parish, Daniel Sharman and Bradley James are the Medicis
Bradley James. The cast will also include Sarah Parish as their mother Lucrezia, Sean Bean as their enemy Jacopo de' Pazzi, Raoul Bova as Pope Sixtus IV, Sebastian de Souza as Sandro Botticelli and Alessandra Mastronardi as Lucrezia Donati!
 
MEDICI: THE MAGNIFICENT
has the story set in 1470. Medici's family power has been consolidated over time. Lorenzo is called to take his father's place after an attempt on his life which reveals years of poor bank management from them. As new head of
Netflix will air the English version probably this winter!
Medici's family he has to take care of his brother Giuliano and his sister Bianca. He marries Clarice Orsini, a noble woman from Rome, and his friendship with Botticelli gives life to Renaissance. His contrast with Pope Sixtus brings Florence to the most bloody moment of its History, the Pazzi conspiracy.



  BBC'S 'THE LUMINARIES'
EPIC TV SERIES SETS MARTON CSOKAS, EVE HEWSON AS LEADS
Marton Csokas returns to New Zealand after Lord of the Rings
Speaking of epic series, BBC Two has announced the cast for their historical series THE LUMINA- RIES  the six part TV adaptation of the popular Man Booker Prize winning novel by Eleanor Catton! Into the Badlands star Marton Csokas and Robin Hood star Eve Hewson will lead the cast as Francis Carver and Anna Wetherell! Eva Green will play Lydia Wells.
Eve Hewson is Susan Sarandon's daughter

THE LUMINARIES tells an epic story of love, murder and revenge, as men and women travelled across the world to make their fortunes. It is a 19th century tale of adventure and mystery, set on the Wild West Coast of New Zealand’s South Island in the boom years of the 1860s gold rush. The story follows defiant young adventurer Anna Wetherell, who has sailed from Britain to New Zealand to begin a new life. There she meets the radiant Emery Staines, an encounter that triggers a strange kind of magic that neither can explain. As they fall in love, driven together and apart by fateful coincidence, these star-crossed lovers begin to wonder: do we make our fortunes, or do our fortunes make us?

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

GORGEOUS TRAILER AND CHARACTER POSTERS FOR RENNY HARLIN'S ASIAN EPIC FANTASY ADVENTURE 'LEGEND OF THE ANCIENT SWORD'

  LEGEND OF ANCIENT SWORD
 CHARACTER POSTERS ARE IN!
Renny Harlin was behind the helm of the movie
Since Hollywood is enjoying its deep Autumn slumber, your trusted spy will continue our week with the trip around the world we started yesterday with the French Monday, moving today far away to another continent and good old China with her fantasy movie splendour! LEGEND OF THE ANCIENT SWORD is set to start its cinematic life worldwide next week October 1st and what is interesting about it is that Hollywood moviemaker Renny Harlin is behind the helm although the cast is entirely Asian. Starring Chinese stars Leehom Wang, Victoria Song,
Mandarin Chinese movie is out next week!
Godfrey Gao, Karena Nig, Archie Kao, Julian Cheung and Ada Liu, LEGEND OF THE ANCIENT SWORD is fantasy adventure action movie adaptation of famous video game Gu Jian Qi Tan 2!

STORY OF  LEGEND OF THE ANCIENT SWORD
sees Leehom Wang playing Yue Wuyi who, due to a fateful occurrence, leaves home. He meets revered master Xie Yi, who imparts to him the magical arts of Yan, and thus begins his journey of cultivation. Along the way he meets Wen Renyu, Xia Yize, Ah Ruan and company. They discover the schemes and conspiracies of Shen Ye, the grand priest of Liu Yue City. The group of adventurers undergoes dangers to defeat Shen Ye, and prevent a disaster from befalling the world. Check out the lovely new character posters and also the visually charming and colourful trailer below:

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

FRENCH MONDAY: 'MIA AND THE WHITE LION' ENCHANTING TEASER WITH LANGLEY KIRKWOOD, MELANIE LAURENT! FRANCE SELECTS WW2 MARGUERITE DURAS BIOPIC 'MEMOIR OF WAR' FOR OSCARS

  'MIA AND THE WHITE LION'
LOVELY FIRST TEASER IS HERE!
The movie is out this December in France
Two French trailers for you this cold Monday at the start of Autumn. First up, a teaser for South Africa set MIA AND THE WHITE LION from French director Gilles de Maistre! The shooting of the movie lasted for three years so that the actors could bond with the animals that are the stars of the film.

MIA AND THE WHITE LION
 out in France this December, sees little Daniah De Villiers playing Mia, an 11 year old girl who develops a relationship out of the common with Charlie, a young lion White born at her parents feline rearing
Director's wife wrote the script after their visit to a lion breeding farm
South African farm. Over the course of three years, they will grow up together and form a  friendship. When Mia reaches the age of 14 and Charlie has become a magnificent adult lion, she discovers the unbearable truth: her
Langley Kirkwood and Melanie Laurent play Mia's parents
father decided to sell the lion to trophy hunters. Desperate, Mia has no other choice than to flee with Charlie in order to save him. Langley Kirkwood and Melanie Laurent also star.



   'MEMOIR OF WAR'
MARGUERITE DURAS BIOPIC!
France has selected their candidate for next year's foreign language movie Oscars: MEMOIR OF WAR  set  in June 1944, France is still under the
Memoirs of War will represent France at the Oscars
German occupation. The writer and communist Robert Antelme, major figure of the Resistance, is arrested and deported. His young wife Marguerite Duras (Melanie Thierry), writer and resistant, is torn by the anguish of not having news of her and her secret affair with her comrade Dyonis. She meets a French agent working at the Gestapo, Pierre Rabier, and, ready to do anything to find her husband, puts himself to the test of an ambiguous relationship with this troubled man, only to be able to help him. The end of the war and the return of the camps announce to Marguerite Duras the beginning of an unbearable wait, a slow and silent agony in the midst of the chaos of the Liberation of Paris. 

Monday, September 24, 2018

PREMIUM SPOTLIGHT ON MAJOR OSCAR CONTENDER 'A STAR IS BORN' WITH LADY GAGA AND BRADLEY COOPER

  'A STAR IS BORN'
LADY GAGA & BRADLEY COOPER
The third remake of A Star is Born is out October 5th
When it was screened at this year's Venice and Toronto Film Festivals it received amazing and very universal critical acclaim and standing ovations with abundant praise for direction, music, cinematography, chemistry between the actors and Lady Gaga's deeply moving and intelligent performance. The remake of A STAR IS BORN is now ready to hit the cinemas and amaze the audience as well ($20-30 million is its projected earning in the first weekend in USA) from October 5th! Beside starring next to Gaga in the story about a musician that helps a young singer and actress find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career into a downward spiral, Bradley Cooper
Gaga and Bradley sung and wrote all songs in the film
also directed, wrote and produced the movie and also performed the music in it! The soundtrack with 19 songs on it will be out the day of the movie's release. Gaga and Bradley wrote the songs and recorded them live during filming.

A STAR IS BORN sees Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga fusing their considerable talents to depict the raw and passionate tale of Jack and Ally, two artistic souls coming together, on stage and in life. Theirs is a complex journey through the beauty and the heartbreak of a relationship
Bradley directed, wrote, produced the film in which he acts and sings. He learned to play the guitar for the film and had singing lessons because the songs were recorded live on the sets.
struggling to survive.In this new take on the iconic love story, four-time Oscar nominee Cooper makes his directorial debut, and also stars alongside multiple
Critics have been unanimous in their praise of Gaga's knockout performance
award winning, Oscar nominated music superstar Gaga in her first leading role in a major motion picture. Cooper portrays seasoned musician Jackson
Gaga convinced Bradley that they should sing all songs live for the movie
Maine, who discovers and falls in love with struggling artist Ally. She has given up on her dream to become a successful singer, until she meets Jack, who immediately sees her natural talent.

Sunday, September 23, 2018

RAYMOND E. FEIST'S EPIC FANTASY SERIES 'RIFTWAR SAGA' TO BECOME TV SERIES! MELISSA JOAN HEART, SEAN ASTIN TO LEAD 'NO GOOD NICK' NETFLIX SITCOM

  'NO GOOD NICK' SITCOM
 AT NETFLIX TO BE TOPLINED BY MELISSA JOAN HART,SEAN ASTIN
After scoring success with Fuller House, Netflix is preparing another family multicam sitcom to be lead by Melissa and Joey's Melissa Joan Hart and Sean Astin! Twenty episode comedy NO GOOD NICK will see them play Liz and Ed, a hyper competitive career mom and lovable but dorky “fun dad,”
Melissa Joan Hart and Sean Astin will lead the new multicam sitcom
respectively, who unwittingly welcome 13 year old Nick (to be played by Siena Agudong) into their family of four before realizing she is a street-smart con artist with a secret agenda. Kalama Epstein and Lauren Lindsey Donzis will play their kids.

  'THE RIFTWAR SAGA'
TO BE TURNED INTO TV SERIES
Saga has been translated into more than 35 languages
BCDF Pictures has bought the rights on Raymond E. Feist’s epic fantasy series THE RIFTWAR SAGA and Kurt Johnstad (who wrote both 300 movies) has been hired to adapt the first novel Magician Aprentice as TV series. The saga, set in Midkemia, which has 32 novels sold in more than 20 million copies, sees the peace of the Kingdom of the Isles destroyed when mysterious invaders from another world swarm the land. A young magician’s destiny leads him through a rift in the fabric of space and time to master the powers of a strange new magic, while his warrior friend inherits a legacy of savage power from an ancient civilization.

Saturday, September 22, 2018

NICOLE KIDMAN AND RALPH FIENNES TO LEAD 'THE DIG' MOVIE ON 1939 EXCAVATION OF FAMOUS SUTTON HOO ANGLO SAXON BURIAL SHIP AND ITS MARVELOUS TREASURE

SUTTON HOO 'THE DIG' MOVIE
TO PAIR UP NICOLE KIDMAN, RALPH FIENNES & A BURIAL SHIP
Nicole Kidman will be Edith Pretty
The latest scoop coming from British Daily Mail is that Nicole Kidman and Ralph Fiennes will team up on new historical drama movie THE DIG based on John Preston's novel about the 1939 discovery of Anglo Saxon treasures at Sutton Hoo which led to the excavation of a royal burial chamber in which a 90ft-long ship was entombed 1,400 years earlier. Kidman and Fiennes will play Edith Pretty, who owned the land at Sutton Hoo, and Basil Brown, the archaeologist who found what was discovered there and the Simon Stone directed film will depict a fictionalised version of their relationship.

DEZZY'S HISTORY LESSON
The dig actually uncovered a funerary ship and a huge cache of 7th century royal treasure. Edith, apparently, had visions of ghostly processions in her yard and thus decided to have it excavated. She approached Ipswich museum about it and Basil took up the project. Although the wood had decayed, he did find the imprint of the largest Anglo Saxon burial ship ever found and its rich cargo which included weapons, silver cutlery, a suite of metalwork dress fittings in
Ralph Fiennes will play Basil Brown
gold and gems, a ceremonial helmet, shield and sword, a lyre, gold buckles, coins, and a distinctive full-face helmet with a dragon on its crest never before seen in Britain. Objects from the Byzantine Empire and the Mideast that were also found there confirmed trade networks between the Anglo Saxons and the European mainland. The diggings at the site have continued ever since, one third of it still hasn't been explored, and back in the 1990's a noble warrior in full armour was found buried alongside his horse. It still isn't known whose burial ship was it, but many believe it belonged to Rædwald, King of East Anglia, who died in 624!

Friday, September 21, 2018

NEW ADAPTATIONS: 'PEOPLE WE HATE AT THE WEDDING' TO BECOME A MOVIE, 'THE TATTOOIST OF AUSCHWITZ' TO BECOME TV SERIES

'PEOPLE WE HATE AT WEDDING'
TO BE TURNED INTO A MOVIE
Michael de Luca is producing the adaptation
New book adaptations for you today! 'Deadline' reports that Grant Ginder's comedy novel THE PEOPLE WE HATE AT THE WEDDING will be turned into a movie by three time Oscar nominated producer Michael de Luca.
THE PEOPLE WE HATE AT THE WEDDING follows struggling siblings Alice and Paul, who reluctantly agree to attend the wedding of their estranged half-sister in the English countryside. Over the course of the wedding week, the family’s many skeletons are wrenched from the closet, and the unlikely family reunion gives Alice and Paul the motivation to move their own lives forward.

'THE TATTOOIST OF AUSCHWITZ'
TO BECOME TELEVISION SERIES
Synchronicity Films is producing the series
Also getting an adaptation, but a small screen one is World War II book THE TATTOOIST OF AUSCHWITZ by Heather Morris which is to be turned into an international series with an aim for it to start airing in January 2020 at the 75th anniversary of the camp's liberation.
THE TATTOOIST OF AUSCHWITZ tells the true story of Lale Sokolov, a Jewish prisoner who was given the job of tattooing identification numbers on prisoners’ arms in the Auschwitz Birkenau concentration camp during World War Two. One day, he met Gita while she was waiting in line to be tattooed and it was love at first sight. And so began one of the most life-affirming, courageous, unforgettable and human stories of the Holocaust and a tale of the very best of humanity in the very worst of circumstances.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

HENRY GOLDING AND EMILIA CLARKE TO STAR IN WHAM' INSPIRED 'LAST CHRISTMAS' ROMANTIC MOVIE FROM EMMA THOMPSON! 'BEAUTIFUL DARKNESS' POSTER WITH AIDAN TURNER, BENJAMIM WALKER, CHLOE SEVIGNY, MATTHEW BRODERICK

'LAST CHRISTMAS'
ROMANCE TO PAIR UP EMILIA CLARKE WITH HENRY GOLDING
He was the star of Crazy Rich Asians and she was the star of Me Before You, and now Henry Golding and Emilia Clarke will star together in another
Emilia Clarke and Henry Golding could make a really dashing couple
romantic movie. They will star in LAST CHRISTMAS, written by Emma Thompson and based on Wham!'s classic pop hit. The plot is still kept under wraps but it's a sure guess that it will be festive.

'BEAUTIFUL DARKNESS' POSTER
WITH AIDAN TURNER, CHLOE SEVIGNY AND BENJAMIN WALKER
The movie was previously known as Look Away
You can also check out a new poster for October 12th drama BEAUTIFUL DARKNESS starring Aidan Turner, Matthew Broderick, Chloe Sevigny, Benjamin Walker! It is a funny and irresistible story of a young girl who literally cannot see or hear her mother, even though she is living with her under the same roof. With the help of an eccentric psychiatrist, and a local, accidental hero, our heroine has to grow up, but falls in love and eventually takes hold of her future - despite not being able to see what's right in front of her. For some reason, the movie, previously known as Look Away, still does not have a trailer.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

NETFLIX TO TURN 'AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER' INTO LIVE ACTION EPIC TV SERIES! NEW ALEXANDER DREYMON PHOTO FROM 'LAST KINGDOM' EPIC TV SHOW SEASON 3

'THE LAST AIRBENDER'
LIVE ACTION SERIES AT NETFLIX?
I know that some of you nasty haters :) did not like it, but I for one thought it was a rather nice movie and it is getting a TV series version! Netflix is
Last Airbender will become a live action series
, apparently, planning to turn AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER into a TV show. Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko who were the creators of the animated series will now also produce the live action version. The Last Airbender is set in an Asiatic world in which some people can manipulate the classical elements (air, water, fire, earth) with psychokinetic variants of the Chinese martial arts known as "bending". This epic adventure followed the protagonist, twelve year old Aang and his friends, who must bring peace and unity to the world by ending the Fire Lord's war with three nations. Speaking of Netflix, they've bought BBC's this season's most intriguing drama Bodyguard and will air it around the world from October 24th!

   'THE LAST KINGDOM' SEASON 3
NEW ALEXANDER DREYMON PIC
Meanwhile, a new photo has been released from the set of the third season of our beloved mediaeval action adventure series THE LAST KINGDOM which is currently in production after a very long wait. It shows Alexander
The third season will see Uhtred still fighting for his own piece of land
Dreymon as brave Uhtred of Bebamburgh! The series set in the 9th century when separate kingdoms were fighting against invading Danes will also see David Dawson return as King Alfred. Netflix will air the season probably sometime next year based on Bernard Cornwell's novels.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE IN MAGICAL NEW TRAILER FOR 'MARY POPPINS RETURNS' WITH EMILY BLUNT, BEN WHISHAW, MERYL STREEP, COLIN FIRTH, JULIE WALTERS, ANGELA LANSBURY

'MARY POPPINS RETURNS'
WITH A MAGICAL NEWTEASER
Here's a supercalifragilisticexpialidocious surprise for you this Monday: Disney has released a brand new trailer for MARY POPPINS RETURNS
Mary Poppins Returns this Christmas!
along with a new poster! Emily Blunt leads the movie set 25 years after the original one based on PL Travers books.

IN THE CHERRY TREE LANE
in Depression era London, a now grown Jane (Emily Mortimer) and Michael Banks (Ben Whishaw), along with Michael's three children, are visited by the enigmatic Mary Poppins following a personal loss. Through her unique magical skills, and with the aid of her friend Jack, she helps the family rediscover the joy and wonder missing in their lives. The
The movie was directed by Chicago's Rob Marshall
cast also includes Julie Walters as their housekeeper Ellen, Colin Firth as William Weatherall Wilkins from Fidelity Fiduciary Bank, Dick Van Dyke as
As you can see from the trailer the film will include hand drawn animation
Mr. Dawes Jr, Meryl Streep as Mary's eccentric cousin Topsy Poppins and Angela Lansbury as Balloon Lady. The movie hits theatres Christmas this year!

Monday, September 17, 2018

PREMIUM SPOTLIGHT ON TIM ALLEN'S 'LAST MAN STANDING' 7TH SEASON GLORIOUS TV RETURN! CAST INFO, CHARACTER PHOTOS AND NEW TRAILER!

   'LAST MAN STANDING'
GLORIOUS 7TH SEASON RETURN!
This time, the sitcom airs on Fox!
It was definitely one of the greatest victories in the history of television. Two years ago when ABC decided to kill its best watched comedy LAST MAN STANDING after six years of running (during which the sitcom continuously kept winning Friday night ratings each week and each year, even though it received almost no marketing from the network), for rather obvious political reasons, more than half a million of Last Man's most faithful fans have demanded its return in an online petition, and now the sitcom is returning to the small screens: new network, Fox, same time, Friday evenings, starting September 28th! Although people who never watched it like to unjustly call it conservative, LAST MAN
The beloved cast returns September 28th to the small screens!
STANDING is everything but. The most wholesome family show on the television has always put focus on a dialogue between opposing opinions, ages and classes, ending each of its love filled episodes with a message of tolerance and compromise. Message of peace wrapped in decent, always fresh and mature, humour while tackling the current social, political and all other issues. So here's a big hooray for the return of television's most beloved multi camera comedy!

LAST MAN STANDING
stars Tim Allen as Mike Baxter, a happily married father of three daughters, who finds himself the odd man out as he tries to maintain his manliness in a home surrounded by women. Mike tries to escape all the female energy at
Tim Allen and Nancy Travis as Mike and Vanessa Baxter
home in the warm, manly embrace of his job at the Outdoor Man store, a sporting goods emporium where he is marketing director. He also revels in his Outdoor Man vlog, which he uses as a pulpit for his opinions – and which
Christoph Sanders and Molly McCook are Kyle and Mandy
often have nothing to do with the store’s merchandise. When he’s supposed to be selling mountain bikes or kayaks, he somehow ends up spouting off about the environment, health care, international politics or any other topic occupying his mind.

OLD AND NEW CHARACTERS
The new season also brings back Nancy Travis as Mike’s wife, Vanessa; Amanda Fuller as their oldest daughter, Kristin and Jordan Masterson as Kristin’s delightfully liberal husband, Ryan. Christoph Sanders will
Jonathan Adams and Hector Elizondo are Chuch and Ed
again appear as Mike’s charmingly naïve co-worker, Kyle, who is now also his son in law after marrying Mike's daughter fashion designer Mandy, now played by a new actress Molly McCook (I'm very excited to see her in the sitcom as the producers decided to replace Mandy with a tall, blond actress,
Jet Jurgensmeyer and Kaitlyn Dever are Boyd and Eve
exactly opposite of the old one)! Jonathan Adams will again be Mike’s frenemy/neighbor, Chuck Larabee, and Hector Elizondo the owner of Outdoor Man, Ed Alzate. The youngest Baxter daughter Eve (Kaitlyn Dever) has gone to pilot academy and will be guest starring throughout the season. It
Amanda Fuller and Jordan Masterson are Kristin and Ryan
will be also lovely seeing the warm radiance of little Jet Jurgensmeyer as their grandson Boyd, now a 12 year boy at the brink of puberty. The kid was really adorable and delightful playing Jack's grandson in Will And Grace last season. Krista Marie Yu will play a young scholar from China who is staying at the Baxters' house while she completes her schooling in the States.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

PREMIUM SPOTLIGHT ON ZHANG YIMOU'S NEW EPIC ADVENTURE 'SHADOW' WITH NEW TRAILER AND CHARACTER POSTERS

   ZHANG YIMOU'S 'SHADOW'
FROM THE KINGDOM OF PEI
Shadow hits motherland cinemas September 30th
Since Hollywood is sleeping this weekend, the spy will entertain you today with the first trailer (coming straight from Toronto International Film Festival) and posters for the latest epic spectacle directed by famous Zhang Yimou, the helmer of House of Flying Daggers, Curse of the Golden Flower, and Hero and international productions such are The Great Wall and The Flowers of War. His new historical adventure SHADOW arrives to Chinese Cinemas September 30th and will get North American release sometime next year. You can check out the unusual visual aspect of his new movie in the trailer below!

THE STORY OF SHADOW
is set in Pei, a kingdom ruled by a young and unpredictable king, where the military commander faces peril both inside and outside the palace walls. But he has a secret weapon: a ‘shadow’, a look-alike who can fool both Pei’s
Black and white style follows the style of Chinese ink wash paintings.
enemies and the King himself. In his obsessive quest for a long-sought victory over a rival kingdom, the commander must execute an intricate plan involving his wife, the Shadow, and the kings of both kingdoms, leading up to a major invasion.

WHO IS IN THE CAST?
Asian stars Chao Deng, Li Sun, Ryan Zheng, Qianuyan Wang and Jingchun Wang, are just some of the actors who will portray the vast gallery
The movie has premiered at Venice and Toronto Film Festivals
of characters which includes: the king, violent and ambitious, of mysterious methods and motives; his general, a visionary who yearns to win the final
Surprisingly for an Asian movie, this one is a bit shorter than two hours
battle but needs to prepare his plans in secret; the women of the palace, who struggle to find redemption in a world where they have no place; and a commoner called "Lord of all the world"!