Friday, August 17, 2018

'GREEN BOOK' POSTER AND TRAILER WITH VIGGO MORTENSEN, MAHERSHALA ALI! TYLER HOECHLIN JOINS ALEXANDRA DADDARIO IN 'CAN YOU KEEP A SECRET?' SOPHIE KINSELLA ADAPTATION

   'CAN YOU KEEP A SECRET?'
TYLER HOECHLIN JOINS ALEXANDRA DADDARIO 
Tyler Hoechlin will play the lead male role
First up today some news from the romantic genre! The latest Sophie Kinsella's best selling novel (it has been sold in more than 4 millions copies so far) to be adapted for the big screens CAN YOU KEEP A SECRET? has just signed Tyler Hoechlin to join Alexandra Daddario who is playing the lead role.
CAN YOU KEEP A SECRET? follows Emma Corrigan (Daddario), who spills her secrets to a handsome stranger sitting next to her on a turbulent plane ride. That guy happens to be Jack Harper (Hoechlin), the young and elusive CEO at Emma’s workplace. And now Jack knows every single humiliating detail about Emma!

   'GREEN BOOK' TRAILER
WITH VIGGO MORTENSEN!
First poster and trailer have been released for period set drama GREEN BOOK  in which Viggo Mortensen plays a working-class Italian American bouncer who becomes the driver of an African American classical pianist
Green Book will hit cinemas in USA in the preaward season
(Mahershala Ali) on a tour of venues through the 1960s American South. Out November in USA, the film hits Europe in December and January.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

1ST 'AERONAUTS' PERIOD SET ADVENTURE PHOTO WITH EDDIE REDMAYNE, FELICITY JONES! 'WHAT MEN WANT' TRAILER WITH TARAJI P. HENSON! 'DESIGNING WOMEN' CLASSIC SITCOM GETTING A REBOOT

   'DESIGNING WOMEN'
SITCOM GETTING A REBOOT!
The reboot will be a reimagination, methinks
The latest classic sitcom to get a reboot is DESIGNING WOMEN which finished airing almost 30 years ago! Airing for seven years at CBS (often next to Murphy Brown) it followed the lives of four women and a man working together at an Atlanta interior design firm! Sitcom's original creator is back, but it isn't known if any of the original cast (Jean Smart, Annie Potts, Delta Burke) will be back!

  1ST 'THE AERONAUTS'
PHOTO WITH EDDIE REDMAYNE AND FELICITY JONES
Just a few weeks ago I showed you the first set photos of Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones in Tom Harper's historical adventure THE AERONAUTS in which they play pilot Amelia Wren and scientist
Click on the photo to see it in bigger size!
James Glaisher who, back in 1862, find themselves in an epic fight for survival while attempting to make discoveries in a hot air balloon, and today you can check out the first official photo above! Tom Courtenay and Vincent Perez also star.

   'WHAT MEN WANT' TRAILER
STARRING TARAJI P. HENSON!
In the trailer department, you can check out the first trailer for new comedy WHAT MEN WANT with Taraji P. Henson!  When Ali is passed up for a well deserved promotion, she questions what else she needs to do to succeed
What Men Want is out next January!
in a man’s world… until she gains the ability to hear men’s thoughts. With her newfound power, Ali looks to outsmart her colleagues as she races to sign the
Max Greenfield also stars in the movie
next basketball superstar, but the lengths she has to go to will put her relationship with her best friends and a potential new love interest to the test.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

PERIOD SET TUESDAY: MARK HAMILL, TOM FORBES, GENEVIEVE GAUNT JOIN 'KNIGHTFALL' EPIC TV SERIES SEASON 2! 1ST 'DEATH AND NIGHTINGALES' BBC PERIOD SET SAGA PHOTOS WITH JAMIE DORNAN, MATTHEW RHYS

   'KNIGHTFALL' SEASON 2
GETS A NEW PRINCE AND A PRINCESS  PLUS A JEDI!
I must admit I wasn't at all excited when, earlier this year, History announced their mediaeval series KNIGHTFALL will be getting a second
Tom Forbes is the new naughty Prince of France
season, as the first one was mediocre at best, poorly written, mostly implausible with not a single likeable character (all of them were slimy, treacherous and immoral) but with the new cast additions being announced yesterday, I might change my mind and give it a go again.

KNIGHTFALL  which starred Tom Cullen as a knight Templar who is trying to solve a mystery of the Christ's chalice while also bedding French king's wife although he is supposed to be his best friend and mentor (it did see the said adulteress queen rightfully killed in the end) will now also have Mark Hamill, Tom Forbes and Genevieve Gaunt in the cast! Hamill will  be Talus, a battle hardened Knight Templar
Lovely Genevieve Gaunt is new Princess Isabella
veteran of the Crusades, who survived captivity for ten years in the Holy Land and is tasked with training the new initiates to the Order. Tom Forbes, whom we watched in Wolf Hall and The Bastard Executioner, will play Prince Louis, the violent and unpredictable son of King Philip (Ed Stoppard) and heir to the throne! Meanwhile, Genevieve Gaunt (who has just been crowned as queen Willow in The Royals) will play an older princess Isabella, the daughter of King Philip and well on her way to becoming the woman who history would call the she-wolf of France. Aaron Helbing (Spartacus: War of the Damned), is the new showrunner, taking over from Dominic Minghella.

   'DEATH AND NIGHTINGALES'
1ST BBC SERIES PHOTOS WITH JAMIE DORNAN,MATTHEW RHYS
BBC has, meanwhile, released first photos from their new three part period set mini series DEATH AND NIGHTINGALES with Jamie Dornan, Matthew Rhys and Ann Skelly! A story of love, betrayal, deception and
The series is based on Eugene McCabe modern Irish Classic
revenge, it is set in the haunting countryside of Fermanagh in 1885. It’s a world of spies, confessions and double dealings where neighbours observe each other and inform. The tale takes place over a desperately tense 24-hour
Matthew Rhys plays the father in the new BBC 2 series
period. It’s Beth Winters’ (Ann Skelly) 23rd birthday and also the day she has decided to join the charming Liam Ward (Jamie Dornan) to escape from her limited life and complex relationship with her Protestant landowner
Ann Skelly and Jamie Dornan lead the cast
stepfather Billy (Matthew Rhys). As decades of pain and betrayal finally build to a devastating climax, the series sees a woman struggling to control her own destiny and will ultimately illuminate tensions that tear both families and nations apart.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

1ST LOOK AT LIU YIFEI AS DISNEY'S LIVE ACTION 'MULAN' IS HERE! JET LI JOINS AS THE EMPEROR, WITH DONNIE YEN, GONG LI! MINDBLOWING TRAILER FOR RUSSIAN WW2 EPIC MOVIE 'T-34'!

   'MULAN'
 FIRST PHOTO OF LIU YIFEI
What better way to start Monday than with your first look on Disney's new MULAN of Liu Yifei as the girl who dresses as a man and joins the imperial army. You already know that young Yoson An is playing her love interest.
Liu Yifei plays Mulan in the new live action version of the famous tale
The cast also has Jet Li as the emperor of China and Donnie Yen as Mulan's mentor, Commander Tung, while Gong Li is the villain in the March 2020 movie. Jason Scott Lee also stars.

   'T-34' ENGLISH TRAILER
FOR RUSSIAN WW2 EPIC MOVIE
Continuing our visit to mother Russia, check out the mindblowing English trailer for their new WW2 film T-34! The Great Patriotic War, 1941 year. In the battles at Volokolamsky frontier, Junior Lieutenant Ivushkin on his tank
The movie opens in Russia this December
destroys the tank company of the Hauptmann Klaus Jager and finds himself in German captivity. Three years later, the Soviet tankman, despite the discontent of his comrades and the camp underground, suddenly agrees to lead a group of prisoners of war who are destined to become "cannon fodder" on captured T-34. However, Ivushkin uses the teachings for a daring and carefully planned escape. Thanks to the heroism of the comrades and the confusion of the Germans, Soviet tankmen are at large. Ahead - a provincial and undeveloped Germanic outback, to the border with the Czech Republic - 350 kilometers, and on the tail of the Soviet crew - a dozen "Panther" led by one of the best tankmen of the Reich Klaus Jager.

Monday, August 13, 2018

NEW RUSSIAN FANTASY MOVIES: 'THE SCYTHIAN', 'FRONTIER' AKA 'RUBEZH', 'GOGOL, VIY' UNLEASH EVIL SPIRITS, NASTY WARRIORS, WITCHES AND TIME TRAVEL

   'THE SCYTHIAN'
 WARRIOR OF THE WILD STEPPE
The Scythian has hit DVD market around Europe
Entertainment from dear old mother Russia, today, spylings, as I have a number of their 2018 fantasy movies to present you with! First up, a rather nasty and dark trailer for THE SCYTHIAN! These are times when one civilization is replacing another. A new era is about to begin in Central Eurasia. Scythians, the proud warriors, are all but gone. The few of their descendants have become ruthless mercenary assassins, the "waves of Ares"! Lutobor is a soldier with a difficult task at hand. He becomes involved in internecine conflicts and sets off on a perilous journey to save his family. His guide is a captive Scythian by the name of Weasel. Lutobor and
The Scythian is also known as The Last Warrior
Weasel are enemies. They pray to different gods but must embark on this journey together. They brave the wild steppes, moving toward the last haven of the Scythians, to what seems to be their inevitable demise.



   'FRONTIER' AKA 'RUBEZH'
 A TRIP TO WORLD WAR 2
Equally imaginative story awaits you in a rather interesting mix of reality, fantasy and history. FRONTIER (aka Rubezh)  follows Michael whose perfect
Pavel Priluchniy plays the lead role in Frontier
life changes dramatically when he discovers a portal which allows him to travel in time. He travels back to the World War II to go through the quest of time and find his one and only beloved.



   'GOGOL, VIY' THE SEQUEL
Alexander Petrov plays the role of Gogol
DON'T LEAVE THE CIRCLE
The spy has informed you about  Russian fantasy movie "Gogol: The Beginning'' last year and now here is its sequel GOGOL, VIY. It again follows famous Russian writer Nikolai Gogol, who, at least on film, suffered unpredictable violent epileptic seizures, but during such seizures he would get visions from the dark world. This time, a serial killer has already murdered eleven women around a village, rumours spread by the
3rd part of the saga is, meanwhile, out this month
villagers claiming the killer is a dark horseman. Gogol is ordered to investigate the murder cases, instead of going there to solve it, he's beginning to suffer macabre visions more and more during his investi- gation, then he suddenly learns the next victim would be his girlfriend, Liza. But he doubts his ability could stop what's going to happen. He then accidentally meets a witch hunter, Khoma Brut, and together they ask witch Ulyana to summon the evil spirit Viy to help them stop the coming murder. Meanwhile, the third part of the movie saga A TERRIBLE VENGEANCE is out in Russian cinemas this August.

Sunday, August 12, 2018

ASIA SET HISTORICAL SAGA 'PACHINKO' FROM MIN JIN LEE TO BE ADAPTED INTO EPIC TV SAGA BY APPLE!

   'PACHINKO' EPIC SAGA
TO BECOME TV SERIES
After Shogun, that we announced last week, here is another Asia set new television series to look forward to, and it is also an adaptation! Min Jin
The show will be done for global audience
Lee's international best selling novel PACHINKO will be turned into a TV series by Apple!
PACHINKO is a saga that follows the lives of four generations of a poor Korean immigrant family, exiled from their home and struggling to build a future in Japan. The complex story begins in 1911 with the forbidden relationship between Sunja, a fisherman’s daughter, and a wealthy man she meets near her home by the seashore. When Sunja learns she is pregnant and her lover his married, she accepts the proposal of a minister on his way to Japan. Her choices have a profound effect on her life and the lives of her descendants. The Terror and Under the Dome's Soo Hugh is executive producing and writing the show.

Saturday, August 11, 2018

PATRICK WILSON, LUKE EVANS, NICK JONAS, AARON ECKHART, DENNIS QUAID, MANDY MOORE, WOODY HARRELSON, ED SKREIN JOIN ROLAND EMMERICH'S $100 MILLION WW2 EPIC MOVIE 'MIDWAY'

   'MIDWAY' WW2 EPIC FILM
PATRICK WILSON, LUKE EVANS, NICK JONAS JOIN STELLAR CAST
Patrick Wilson will be Admiral Edward Layton
Well, this is certainly becoming a rather stellar and hunky cast indeed: war epic MIDWAY from director Roland Emmerich has just added new names to the cast which already includes Patrick Wilson, Luke Evans, Woody Harrelson, Mandy Moore and Ed Skrein! New additions to the cast include pop superstar Nick Jonas, Aaron Eckhart, Keean Johnson, Tadanobu Asano and Dennis Quaid!

Luke Evans is Commander McClusky
WHAT'S THE STORY?
Based on the true story of the Battle of Midway, a turning point in the Pacific theatre of World War II, the very expensive historical action movie (the budget is above $100M as 'Deadline' reports)  will chronicle the exploits of the soldiers and pilots at the heart of the conflict. The story follows the real soldiers and aviators who pulled off the unbelievable to turn the tide of the war in June 1942.


Nick Jonas has just joined the stellar cast
WHO WILL PLAY WHOM IN THE MOVIE?
Woody Harrelson will portray Admiral Chester Nimitz, Patrick Wilson will play Navy Rear Admiral Edward Layton who was a key intelligence officer during WWII, Luke Evans is taking over the role of Lieutenant Commander Wade McClusky and Keean Johnson will play an Airforce radioman!

Friday, August 10, 2018

PERIOD SET THURSDAY: JOSEPH QUINN IS PRINCE PAUL IN HELEN MIRREN'S 'CATHERINE THE GREAT' MINI SERIES! 'HELENA RUBINSTEIN' QUEEN OF COSMETICS MOVIE IN WORKS

   'CATHERINE THE GREAT'
JOSEPH QUINN TO PLAY THE IMPERIAL HEIR PRINCE PAUL
Yes, please! After Jason Clarke has been chosen to play Prince Grigory Potemkin the lover of Russian Empress CATHERINE THE GREAT in Sky's
Shooting should begin this Autumn!
and HBO's new historical epic mini series with Helen Mirren, our dearest Joseph Quinn, whom we fell in love with in Dickensian and the godawful Howards End, will play her son, heir and future emperor, Prince Paul!
The four part saga set in the most turbulent 18th century will follow the final years of her reign which lasted for more than three decades during which she made Russia bigger and more populated than ever. The series is written by Elizabeth's Nigel Williams and directed by The Crown's Philip Martin! Prince Paul hated his mother with passion as he felt neglected since she never saw in him the son she wanted to have. We will also watch Joseph Quinn next year in BBC's Les Miserables!

  HELENA RUBINSTEIN
GETS HER OWN 1920'S BIOPIC!
Another period set saga is coming over from Studiocanal Australia! They will produce a movie on the queen of cosmetics Helena Rubinstein! As 'Deadline' reports, HELENA will chart the life of the revered Polish-American
Helena Rubinstein was known as the queen of cosmetics!
businesswoman, art collector and philanthropist. It will focus on the late 1920s when she was at the height of her powers but had to choose between her empire and her family. She began her cosmetics business in Australia and her first Melbourne store was a forerunner to those in Paris, London and New York.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

FANTASTIC NEW LASSE HALLSTROM & DISNEY'S 'NUTCRACKER AND THE FOUR REALMS' TRAILER WITH HELEN MIRREN IS HERE! 'BEL CANTO' TRAILER WITH JULIANNE MOORE, KEN WATANABE, CHRISTOPHER LAMBERT

  NEW 'NUTCRACKER' TRAILER
ARRIVES FROM THE 4 REALMS
The first trailer was certainly nice, and now here's the second one for Disney's November fantasy NUTCRACKER AND THE FOUR REALMS! All Clara (Mackenzie Foy) wants is a special key that will unlock a box that
Nuts will crack in cinemas this November
holds a priceless gift. A golden thread, presented to her at godfather Drosselmeyer's (Morgan Freeman) annual holiday party, leads her to the coveted key, which promptly disappears into a strange and mysterious parallel world. There, Clara encounters a soldier named Phillip (Jayden Fowora Knight), a gang of mice and the regents who preside over three Realms: Land of Snowflakes, Land of Flowers and Land of Sweets. Clara and Phillip must brave the ominous Fourth Realm, home to the tyrant Mother Ginger (Helen Mirren), to retrieve Clara's key and hopefully return harmony to the unstable world. The movie was directed by Lasse Hallström with his colleague Joe
Captain America's Joe Johnston was brought in the end to ad action scenes
Johnston joining the last month of production to ad a few dynamic action scenes! Matthew MacFadyen and Keira Knightley (as bad as ever this time with the most irritatingly bad voice) also star.



 'BEL CANTO' TRAILER SEES
 JULIANNE MOORE, CHRISTOPHER LAMBERT, KEN WATANABE ARE IN GRAVE DANGER
Bel Canto starts to sing this September
Equally interesting, but a lot more scary, is the first trailer for new Julianne Moore thriller movie BEL CANTO in which she plays  Roxane Coss, a famous American soprano, who travels to South America to give a private concert at the birthday party of rich Japanese industrialist Katsumi Hosokawa (Ken Watanabe). Just as a handsome gathering of local dignitaries convenes at Vice President Ruben Ochoa's mansion, including French Ambassador Thibault (Christopher Lambert), the house is taken over by guerrillas led by Comandante Benjamin (Tenoch Huerta) demanding the release of their imprisoned comrades. Their only contact with the outside
Julianne Moore and Ken Watanabe lead the experienced cast
world is through Red Cross negotiator Messner (Sebastian Koch). A month long standoff ensues in which hostages and captors must overcome their differences and find their shared humanity and hope in the face of impending disaster. 

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

TV TUESDAY: GAL GADOT TO LEAD 'HEDY LAMARR' TV SERIES! PATRICK WILSON TO LEAD STEPHEN KING'S 'IN THE TALL GRASS' AT NETFLIX! 'LAST MAN STANDING' CASTS NEW MANDY AND BOYD!

GAL GADOT TO LEAD
HEDY LAMARR MINI SERIES?
Gal Gadot is also producing!
TV news all day today, people! Wonder Woman's Gal Gadot is negotiating to lead Showtime's new series about famous Hollywood actress and super intelligent inventor HEDY LAMARR! Beside being the star of Hollywood's greatest hits in the 40's, for example Samson and Dalilah, she was also an inventor whose inventions led to WiFi and GPS. As 'Deadline' reports, Austrian born Lamarr started her career in Czechoslovakia in the early 1930s before leaving her husband, a wealthy Austrian ammunition manufacturer, and moving to Paris and London where she got signed by Metro Goldwyn Meyer. When it comes to her scientific works, at the beginning of World War II, she and composer George Antheil developed a radio guidance system for Allied torpedoes, which used spread spectrum and frequency.


 PATRICK WILSON TO LEAD
STEPHEN KING'S 'IN THE TALL GRASS' FILM AT NETFLIX!
Patrick Wilson will be the father!
 In other TV news today, it seems that Netflix' movie adaptation of Stephen King's IN THE TALL GRASS won't be toplined by James Marsden, but by another of our beloved actors Patrick Wilson together with Laysla De Oliveira and Harrison Gilbertson.

It follows brother and sister Cal and Becky Demuth! When Becky finds out she's pregnant during her second year at college, their parents decide to send her to live with her aunt and uncle until the baby is born, and Cal comes along with her during the spring break. After visiting a number of tourist destinations along the way they come across a vast field, where they hear a boy named Tobin crying out for help. The twins decide to venture into the field to help young Tobin, but soon realize that they may never get to leave and that something evil lurks within the tall grass!


 'LAST MAN STANDING'
CASTS NEW MANDY AND BOYD!
A week ago when I gave you new poster for the seventh, returning, season of TV's most popular family sitcom LAST MAN STANDING, which returns,
Molly McCook is the new improved Mandy Baxter
this time on Fox, last Friday in September, I also told you that, although most of the cast is back, including Tim Allen and Nancy Travis, as Mike and Vanessa Baxter, two actors will be replaced and now we have the names of their replacements! Molly McCook (Good Trouble) will play their middle daughter Mandy replacing Molly Ephraim who signed other contracts while the sitcom was on hiatus, and Jet Jurgensmeyer (he played Jack's grandson in Will & Grace) will play their grandson Boyd as they're jumping a bit in time and showing him as a 12 year boy at the brink of puberty. Hector Elizondo, Jonathan Adams,
Little Jet Jurgensmeyer who was amazing in Will And Grace is new Boyd
Amanda Fuller, Christoph Sanders and Jordan Masterson all return to the beloved sitcom about Allen's Mike, a married father of three girls who tries to maintain his manliness in the house dominated by women.