Thursday, February 2, 2023

HENRY GOLDING, ALEX PETTYFER, CARY ELWES, TIL SCHWEIGER JOIN HENRY CAVILL'S MINISTRY OF UNGENTLEMANLY WARFARE! SEE A MAGICAL WORLD IN TRAILER FOR MOVIE ADAPTATION OF MOZART'S MAGIC FLUTE! SEE MUNCH MOVIE TRAILER ON THE SCREAM PAINTER!

  HENRY CAVILL'S NEW FILM 
ADS HENRY GOLDING, ALEX PETTYFER, TIL SCHWEIGER
As if having Henry Cavill in the lead role wasn't enough of a hunk factor for Guy Richie's THE MINISTRY OF UNGENTLEMANLY WARFARE, they have now added a bunch of new major hunks: Alex Pettyfer, Til Schweiger, Cary Elwes, Hero Fiennes Tiffin, Alan Ritchson and Henry Zaga. The true story covers Winston Churchill’s and Ian Fleming’s secret WWII combat organization. The clandestine squad’s unconventional and ‘ungentlemanly’ fighting techniques against the Nazis helped change the course of the war and gave birth to the modern Black Ops unit. 

 THE MAGIC FLUTE TRAILER 
NEW MOZART ADAPTATION
The movie should arrive this March
I've announced this one years ago, but it seems that this European production, executive produced by Roland Emmerich is finally arriving to cinemas near you this year and we have a rather fun first trailer to prove it: the movie adaptation of Mozart's famous opera THE MAGIC FLUTE should play its way into theatres this March directed by Florian Sigl
 
  This captivating film follows a teen on two journeys: one into a prestigious boarding school to fulfill his aspirations as a singer, and another into a parallel world filled with fantasy and adventure. Tim (Jack Wolfe) has
Roland Emmerich produces
been dreaming his whole life about attending Mozart All Boys Music School, but already his first days there confront him with a hostile headmaster (F. Murray Abraham), the stresses of a first love, and serious doubts about the authenticity of his singing voice. When he discovers a mystical gateway in the school's library, he is pulled into the fantastic cosmos of Mozart's opera, The Magic Flute, where imagination has no limits and the Queen of the Night (Sabine Devieilhe) reigns. Iwan Rheon plays famous Papageno, with Jeanne Goursaud from Barbarians epic TV series also in the cast. Check out the lovely new trailer below and tell us what you think:


 VIAPLAY'S MUNCH MOVIE 
ON THE SCREAM PAINTER
Nordic streamer Viaplay which is now available in UK as well, has released MUNCH movie on the famous painter Edvard Munch and his The
Munch is out in European cinemas
Scream painting. Out from January 27th in cinemas and two months later on the streamer, the film sees him depicted across four stages in his life by a quartet of Norwegian actors Alfred Ekker Strande, Mattis Herman Nyquist, Ola G. Furuseth and Anne Krigsvoll. The film opens with the story of Munch’s first love, before showing the controversy around one of his early exhibitions. Munch’s admission to a psychiatric clinic will also be covered, where he is forced to make the biggest decision of his life, before the film relates the artist’s battle to save his works from the Nazis during World War II as death draws near. 

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

SEE PAUL GIBSON, SAM NEILL, MIRANDA OTTO, CHRISTOPH WALTZ IN PORTABLE DOOR MAGICAL MOVIE TRAILER! SEE RUFUS SEWELL, OLIVIA WILLIAMS IN TROUBLE WITH JESSICA BLACK COMEDY TRAILER

   SEE RUFUS SEWELL IN  
THE TROUBLE WITH JESSICA FIRST MOVIE TRAILER
Two trailers for you today, starting with black comedy movie THE TROUBLE WITH JESSICA which will be offered to buyers at Berlin. Successful professional London couple Sarah (Shirley Henderson) and Tom are in deep financial trouble. Their situation takes a terrifying nosedive with the shocking behavior of uninvited dinner guest, Jessica (Indira Varma). Faced with the moral dilemma of their lives - and dragging their best friends Richard (Rufus Sewell) and Beth (Olivia Williams) with them - they make a series of choices that could either be their salvation or destruction. In short: the two couples find themselves having to move a dead body to ensure their imminent house sale doesn’t collapse.
 


 THE PORTABLE DOOR TRAILER 
FOR NEW SKY ORIGINAL MOVIE
Coming freshly from Sky today is first trailer for their fantasy movie THE PORTABLE DOOR which is out in cinemas in March and on Sky Cinema April 7th!  It follows Paul Carpenter (Patrick Gibson) and Sophie Pettingel (Sophie Wilde), the lowly, put-upon interns who begin working at the mysterious London firm J.W. Wells & Co. They become steadily aware that their employers are anything but conventional. Charismatic villains Humphrey Wells (Christoph Waltz), the CEO of the company, and middle manager Dennis Tanner (Sam Neill) are disrupting the world of magic by bringing modern corporate strategy to ancient magical practices, and Paul and Sophie discover the true agenda of the vast corporation where they work. Miranda Otto also stars.

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

SEE A GORGEOUS PRINCE SOLVING CRIMES IN 19TH CENTURY ST. PETERSBURG IN BEZSONOV NEW RUSSIAN PERIOD SET SERIES

   BEZSONOV SERIES  
NEW PERIOD SET DETECTIVE SAGA FROM RUSSIA
The series started on January 16th
Since Hollywood is currently sleeping, we are, per your favourite custom of ours, again going East to visit sweet old mother Russia where a very charming new period set series has just started: as of January 16th BEZSONOV (Безсоновъ) is available on Russian NTV with all its twenty episodes!  Gorgeous Russian star Denis Nurulin stars in the lead role of a young prince who investigates crimes in St. Petersburg in the late nineteenth century. You can check out a rather fun trailer below the post.
WHAT IS THE STORY? 
 Clever and resourceful Prince Nikolai Bezsonov (Denis Nurulin) leads an idle life, which he has long been bored with. One day, he is accidentally arrested as a suspect in a crime. The young prince decides to prove his innocence, takes on his own investigation and suddenly figures out the killer. That unexpected event allows Bezsonov to find his true calling - work in the detective police. Colleagues accept him coldly, and only an experienced official, Pyotr Romanovich Shchukin (Alexei Grishin), sees the future star of the detective force in the young man. Together they are trying to uncover a chain of mysterious and dangerous crimes committed either in the city slums or in the boudoir of a socialite.

Monday, January 30, 2023

ANDREW WALKER AND DEAN JEANNOTTE TO LEAD HALLMARK'S NEW VALENTINES MOVIES DURING THE MONTH OF LOVE

   HALLMARK MOVIES  
TO WATCH THIS VALENTINES
Sweeter Than Chocolate airs Feb 4th
During the month of love, or as they call it the Loveuary, Hallmark will air six new original romantic movies featuring some of our favourite hunks such as Dean Jeannotte and Andrew Walker. Check out our list of the more interesting ones:
 
  SWEETER THAN CHOCOLATE
This one is opening Loveuary on February 4th. Eloise Mumford, Dan Jeannotte, Brenda Strong star in the story set in a local bakery which is rumored to have the secret recipe to finding true love!

Paris Proposal arrives February 11th
A PARIS PROPOSAL
The weekend after that, February 11th brings a movie that follows Anna (Pena Vega), an account manager for a New York City advertising agency, dispatched together with her colleague Sebastian (Nicholas Bishop) to the City of Lights to seal a business deal! When they arrive in Paris to meet with the client, a misunderstanding leads him to believe Anna and Sebastian are married, making him excited about the prospect of having real-life couple in charge of the creative vision for his brand and forcing them to try to keep up appearances. 
 
MADE FOR EACH OTHER
This love movie hits Hallmark February 25th! A sculptor (Alexandra Turshen) uses magic to mold her ideal man (Aaron O’Connell) into reality but begins to fall for her real-life friend (Matt Cohen) and embraces the flaws that make love perfectly imperfect.

Andrew Walker stars in February 5th film
CURIOUS CATERER: GRILLING SEASON
Professional caterer Goldy Berry (Nikki DeLoach) throws a lavish barbeque event for her childhood friend, acclaimed realtor Susie Craig. Later that night, she is shocked to discover that after the event concluded, Susie's grill exploded and killed her. Goldy's professional reputation is put under fire when people realize that she was the last one to use the grill. On a mission to clear her name, Goldy teams up once again with detective Tom Schultz (Andrew Walker) to figure out who was behind this mysterious explosion. It airs February 5th! Check out the Loveuary trailer below:

Sunday, January 29, 2023

PREMIUM SPOTLIGHT ON PERIOD SET COMEDY SERIES FUNNY WOMAN WITH GEMMA ARTERTON, RUPERT EVERETT AND TOM BATEMAN!

  FUNNY WOMAN SERIES  
A NICK HORNBY ADAPTATION
Funny Woman starts February 9th
With Peacock ordering new dramedy series Cleo, a feminist take on Egyptian queen Cleopatra (which we cannot wait not to see), there is another period set comedy coming much sooner: although it seems I mentioned it first a very long time ago and that it has taken years for FUNNY WOMAN to find its way onto the small screens, the six part comedy series will finally arrive to Sky Max February 9th and also to their streamer NOW! This comedy about a fictional British comedy actor, based on Nick Hornby's popular best selling book, has Gemma Arterton as the titular funstress with Rupert Everett, David Threlfall, and hunky Tom Bateman also in the cast. 
 
  FUNNY GIRL STORY
 It's the height of the swinging 60s and Barbara Parker has just been crowned Miss Blackpool - but there's got to be more to life than being a beauty queen in a seaside town, right? She wants to be... someone. The bright lights of London are calling, and our determined hero sets off to find out who that someone is. The London she encounters is not as quite as swinging as the one she'd read about and seen on TV. However, after a series of setbacks Barbara finds herself in unfamiliar territory - an audition for a TV comedy show. Barbara's uncompromising northern wit proves to be the X factor that the show has been missing. She gets the part and becomes part of a ground-breaking new sitcom which will have an impact on British comedy for decades to come. Being a woman in a largely male environment has its own challenges, but as Barbara 'finds her funny' she re-defines the prevailing attitude to funny women and in the process, reinvents herself.

 WHO ELSE IS IN FUNNY GIRL?
Rupert Everett stars as Barbara’s agent Brian Debehnam, David Threlfall as Barbara’s father, George, and Tom Bateman as dangerously charming actor Clive. Together with Django, which launches February 17th, Funny Woman is the part of Sky's new originals which are hitting the small screens next month.

Saturday, January 28, 2023

SEE EMPRESS SISI DOMINIQUE DEVENPORT IN NEW HISTORICAL WW1 SWISS ALPS SET DRAMA DAVOS WITH DAVID KROSS!

   DAVOS SWISS ALPS  
SET NEW COSTUME DRAMA
Dominique Devenport and David Kross
Today I have for you first image from new six part German and Swiss costume drama DAVOS set in the popular Swiss Alps winter resort.  The World War I story set in then neutral Switzerland will follow a female main protagonist Johanna, played by empress Sisi Dominique Devenport, a nurse who gets embroiled in a plot involving international spies. She intends to find her illegitimate daughter and agrees to a dangerous deal with the German secret service. Jeanette Hain, David Kross, Anna Schinz, Hanspeter Müller-Drossaart and Sunnyi Melles will also star in the series which is currently still shooting. It will air on Swiss channel SRF and German national broadcaster ARD during the 2023-2024 winter television season and will be presented at Berlin TV market this spring.

Friday, January 27, 2023

BLAKE LIVELY, JUSTIN BALDONI TO LEAD IT ENDS WITH US ADAPTATION, NICOLE KIDMAN HBO'S PERFECT NANNY TV SERIES! DARA OF JASENOVAC DIRECTOR GAGA ANTONIJEVIC TO HELM 14TH CENTURY EPIC MOVIE BATTLE OF KOSOVO!

  NEW BOOK ADAPTATIONS 
BLAKE LIVELY IN IT ENDS WITH US MOVIE ADAPTATION
A couple of adaptations today, beginning with Justin Baldoni who will direct the movie adaptation of Coleen Hoover's IT ENDS WITH US with Blake Lively as s girl named Lily who has just moved and is ready to start her life after college. Lily then meets a guy named Ryle and she falls for him. As she is developing feelings for Ryle, Atlas, her first love, reappears and challenges the relationship between Lily and Ryle. Baldoni will also star in his film.
 
THE PERFECT NANNY AT HBO WITH NICOLE KIDMAN
Meanwhile, Nicole Kidman is returning to HBO where she will star, together with Maya Erskine, in the six episode TV series adaptation of THE PERFECT NANNY from Leila Slimani. In this high profile limited series, a seemingly perfect nanny goes to work for a couple with two young children, but her helpful personality eventually deteriorates into something sinister. 

   BATTLE OF KOSOVO   
NEW HISTORICAL EPIC MOVIE
Director of War World II epic drama Dara of Jasenovac which was one of the biggest contenders for best foreign film during the nominations race for Oscars last year, Gaga Antonijević, is preparing another massive historical drama: this time he will helm a sweeping historical epic BATTLE OF KOSOVO which will follow the famous battle between Serbian defenders and Turkish invaders that happened in 1389 at Kosovo field. The battle which
Beloved Serbian actor Nenad Jezdić will play knez Lazar
saw around 10,000 Serbs fighting against close to 40,000 Ottomans, was celebrated as Serbian victory around Europe of that time, but both Serbs and Turks consider it their personal defeat as Serbs lost all their knights and nobles together with their leader knez Lazar, while the Ottomans lost their sultan Murad who was killed by Serbian hero Milos Obilic and his courageous
Nataša Ninković is set to play Serbian kneginya Militza
knights. It is interesting that some of the lead roles are already known: Nenad Jezdić will play knez Lazar himself, while Nataša Ninković is set to play his wife kneginya Militza who had to take over the throne with her son prince Stefan after the demise of her whole family, including her husband, nine brothers and father, in the tragic battle. The shooting will start this summer.

Thursday, January 26, 2023

TOM HOPPER TO LEAD PLACE OF BONES 19TH CENTURY WESTERN MOVIE! FRASIER REVIVAL ADS NILES AND DAPHNE'S SON!

  TOM HOPPER TO LEAD  
PLACE OF BONES WESTERN
Tom Hopper will lead the new Western
One of our favourite blond Gods of all times, sinfully gorgeous Tom Hopper will lead new Western movie PLACE OF BONES which will also star Heather Graham. Set in 1876, a botched bank robbery sees vicious outlaw gang leader Bear John (Hopper) feverishly hunting down his traitorous accomplice, Calhoun, to recover the stolen money. Nearly dead, Calhoun drags himself to a remote ranch where Pandora (Graham) lives with her daughter. As Bear and his crew of bandits arrive, intent on delivering brutal revenge, Pandora has no choice but to defend her daughter. But Bear John and his men will soon discover that this isn’t Pandora’s first rodeo.
 
 FRASIER REVIVAL CASTS 
NILES AND DAPHNE'S SON
After adding Jack Cuttmore Scott as Frasier's son, Paramount + reboot of popular sitcom FRASIER has now added Anders Keith as the son of Niles and Daphne! Kelsey Grammer returns as psychiatrist-turned-radio host who is now off to a different city with new challenges to face, new
Anders Keith will play the son of Niles who won't be in the series
relationships to forge, and an old dream or two to finally fulfill. An awkward college freshman with a penchant for off-kilter observations, Frasier’s nephew David (Keith) has Niles’ intelligence, Daphne’s smile, and neither of their polish. David’s unearned confidence may confuse some, but Frasier has a fondness for his nephew’s earnest enthusiasm.

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

SEE SAM CLAFLIN IN DAISY JONES AND THE SIX AMAZON TV SERIES TRAILER! RAY STEVENSON REPLACES KEVIN SPACEY IN 1242: GATEWAY TO THE WEST HISTORICAL EPIC!

 RAY STEVENSON TO STAR IN 
1242: GATEWAY TO THE WEST
Ray Stevenson will be Papal Legate
Instead of Kevin Spacey who was originally meant to lead the film, Hungarian, British and Mongolian historical epic 1242: GATEWAY TO THE WEST will now have Ray Stevenson who is already shooting in Budapest. Eric Roberts, Michael Ironside, Neil Stuke, David Schofield, Jeremy Neumark-Jones, and Genevieve Florence also star. The movie follows a profoundly spiritual man (Neumark-Jones) of Hungarian Castle Esztergom who must confront and halt the Great Mongolian Army led by Batu Khan, grandson of Ghengis Khan (Mongolian actor Bold Choimbol) from invading Europe in 1242. The story focuses on their unlikely meeting
Jeremy Neumark Jones and Genevieve Florence
during the Mongolian Lunar New Year when hostilities are paused. Stevenson will portray Papal Legate Cesareani, a secret Mongol ally who plays a key role as go-between.
 
 SAM CLAFLIN IS A ROCK STAR 
IN DAISY JONES AND THE SIX TV SERIES TRAILER FROM AMAZON
The series arrives March 3rd
It will not stream until March next year, but Prime Video has released first teaser trailer for DAISY JONES AND THE SIX mini TV series  an adaptation of Taylor Jenkins Reid popular novel of the same name, a history of a fictional band from the ’70s with a Fleetwood Mac–like sound! Beside detailing the rise it will also detail the precipitous fall of a renowned rock band.
 
IN YEAR 1977
Daisy Jones & The Six were on top of the world. Fronted by two charismatic lead singers — Daisy Jones (Riley Keough) and Billy Dunne (Sam Claflin) — the band had risen from obscurity to fame. And then, after a sold-out show at Chicago’s Soldier Field, they called it quits. Now, decades later, the band members finally agree to reveal the truth. This is the story of how an iconic band imploded at the height of its powers.
 WHO ELSE IS IN THE CAST
Beside Riley Keough as Daisy Jones, Sam Claflin as Billy Dunne, Camila Morrone stars as Camila Dunne, Will Harrison as Graham Dunne, Suki Waterhouse as Karen Sirko, and Josh Whitehouse as Eddie Roundtree. Also starring are Sebastian Chacon as Warren Rhodes, Nabiyah Be as Simone Jackson, and Tom Wright as Teddy Price, with a special guest appearance by Timothy Olyphant as Rod Reyes.
 

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

JAI COURTNEY, DANE DEHAAN, BETTY GILPIN JOIN TAYLOR KITSCH IN NETFLIX WILD WEST PERIOD SET SERIES AMERICAN PRIMEVAL

  JAI COURTNEY JOINS  
TAYLOR KITSCH'S AMERICAN PRIMEVAL WILD WEST SERIES
Last December we got the news that Taylor Kitsch will lead period set series AMERICAN PRIMEVAL at Netflix, and now the six part series has also got Jai Courtney, Betty Gilpin, Dane DeHaan and Shea Whigham
Jai Courtney has joined the cast
along with Joe Tippett, Kyle Bradley Davis, Nick Hargrove, Derek Hinkey, Saura Lightfoot Leon, Preston Mota and Shawnee Pourier. This raw, adventurous exploration of the birth of the American West depicts violent collisions of cultures, religions and communities as men and women fight and die for control of this new world – for a land they truly believe is their destiny. It tells a story of the sacrifice all must pay when they choose to enter a lawless and untamed wilderness. With Kitsch, as Isaac, a traumatized man struggling to overcome his demons and find a reason to live in this brutal and punishing world, Jai Courtney will play Virgil Cutter, a trapper and bounty hunter who sees opportunity in the naiveté of others.