Thursday, May 23, 2019

GLEN POWELL TO LEAD EPIC ROMANTIC MOVIE TIME AFTER TIME BASED ON LISA GRUNWALD'S BOOK! SUPERMAGICAL TRAILER FOR DREAMWORKS ANIMATED YETI MOVIE ABOMINABLE

GLEN POWELL TO LEAD
TIME AFTER TIME EPIC ROMANCE
The movie is planned as a starring vehicle for Glen Powell
One of our favourite blond hunks from the big screens Glen Powell will star in the romantic movie adaptation of Lisa Grunwald's upcoming book TIME AFTER TIME which is not out yet: it will be published next month by Random House. As 'Deadline' reports, the book is described as a magical love story is set against the workings of Grand Central Terminal and the solar phenomenon known as Manhattanhenge, which takes place when the sun rises and sets between the city’s skyscrapers aligning perfectly with the streets below. Lauren Oliver is writing the script for the film which will be a starring vehicle for Glen Powell, whom we watched in Hidden Figures and as the super charming officer in Guernsay Potato Peel Pie and Book Club, and whom we will also watch in new Top Gun: Maverick!

'ABOMINABLE' TRAILER
FIND YOUR WAY HOME
The studio that brought us How to Train Your Dragon is now bringing us Yetis in the first trailer for ABOMINABLE animated adventure which is
Abominable seems like a magical adventure
arriving to cinemas this September. Coming from Dream Works, the film is an epic adventure from the streets of Shanghai to the breathtaking Himalayan snowscapes. When teenage Yi (Chloe Bennet) encounters a young Yeti on the roof of her apartment building in Shanghai, she and her mischievous friends, Jin (Tenzing Norgay Trainor) and Peng (Albert Tsai), name him "Everest" and embark on an epic quest to reunite the magical creature with his family at the highest point on Earth. But the trio of friends will have to stay one-step ahead of Burnish (Eddie Izzard), a wealthy man intent on capturing a Yeti, and zoologist Dr. Zara (Sarah Paulson) to help Everest get home.

HAUNTING TRAILER FOR 18TH CENTURY COLONIAL AUSTRALIA SET THRILLER THE NIGHTINGALE WITH SAM CLAFLIN, AISLING FRANCIOSI!

'THE NIGHTINGALE' TRAILER
PERIOD SET SAM CLAFLIN FILM
A haunting trailer has been released for Australian historical drama THE NIGHTINGALE which is out in US cinemas this August staring Sam
Jennifer Kent has directed the movie!
Claflin. The winner of Special Jury prize at Venice Film Festival, explores the misogyny, racism, sexual violence and classism of the 1800s colonial Australia as well as the consequences of violence and the price of chasing revenge.

It follows Clare (Aisling Franciosi), an Irish convict who has served her sentence in 18th century colonial Australia and is desperate to be free of her abusive master. But Lieutenant Hawkins (Sam Claflin) refuses to release her from his charge. Clare’s husband (Michael Sheasby) retaliates, and she becomes the victim of a harrowing crime at the hands of the lieutenant and his
Aisling Franciosi is starring in the lead female role.
cronies.When British authorities fail to deliver justice, Clare decides to pursue Hawkins, who leaves his post suddenly to secure a captaincy up north.
This is probably the first time we see kindhearted Sam Claflin playing a villain
She enlists the help of Billy (Baykali Ganambarr), a young Aboriginal tracker who grudgingly takes her through the rugged terrain as the locals and the colonizers engage in the Black War. Clare and Billy are hostile toward each
Baykali Ganambarr plays the Aboriginal tracker faced with racism
other from the outset, both suffering their own traumas and mutual distrust, but as their journey leads them deeper into the wilderness, they must learn to find empathy while weighing the true cost of revenge.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN TRAILER WILL MELT YOUR HEARTS WITH MILO VENTIMIGLIA, KEVIN COSTNER, AMANDA SEYFRIED & CUTE DOGS!

'THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN'
MEET THE DOG WHO WILL SHOW THE WORLD HOW TO BE HUMAN
Your trailer for today is a rather cute one for new family movie THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN which will draw a tear or two from you
Racing in the rain starts August 9th!
because it has cute dogs in it. Based on a novel by Garth Stein which has been sold in millions of copies around the globe, the movie will bark its way into cinemas August 9th! 
Told from the point of view of a witty and philosophical dog named Enzo (voiced by Kevin Costner), this heart warming movie follows Enzo’s best friend and owner Denny Swift (Milo Ventimiglia), an aspiring Formula One race car driver, through Denny’s journey of life, love, and loss — again, all through the eyes of his dog. Amanda Seyfried plays his wife. The Simon Curtis directed flick also features Gary Cole, Kathy Baker, and Martin Donovan in the cast.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

EVAN RACHEL WOOD SURPRISES AARON PAUL IN THE REAL WORLD IN WESTWORLD SEASON 3 TRAILER! HULU TO TURN STEPHEN KING'S EYES OF THE DRAGON INTO EPIC FANTASY SERIES

'EYES OF THE DRAGON'
STEPHEN KING EPIC FANTASY TO BECOME HULU TV SERIES
Fantasy today: the latest epic fantasy to be adapted into a TV series is Stephen King's THE EYES OF THE DRAGON which will bring kings, princes, dragons, fairies and elves to Hulu which has put Seth Grahame
The book shares some of the Dark Tower mythology
Smith as a showrunner. In it King Roland’s manipulative magician, Flagg, sees his power threatened when Queen Sasha gives birth to Peter, an heir to the throne of Delain. When the queen is pregnant with a second son, Flagg gets her midwife to mortally wound the queen and so begins his plot to dispose of the future king. Peter brings wine to his father’s bed chambers each night and Flagg poisons the potion and frames the son. The magician has meanwhile also been manipulating the younger son, Thomas, showing him secret passages where the boy can spy on his father. Thomas sees the murder of the king and the frameup of his brother, but is torn when Peter is found guilty and locked in an enormous tower. After all with Peter gone, he’s king at age 12. He allows Flagg widespread power that corrupts the kingdom. Meanwhile, Peter must attempt an escape to thwart Flagg and win back the throne.

'WESTWORLD' SEASON 3
TRAILER WITH AARON PAUL
The series itself ain't returning till next year (it is the only series that comes every two years), but HBO has revealed the first trailer for the third season of their high concept sf series WESTWORLD featuring Aaron Paul as the
Aaron Paul joins HBO's Westworld in the third very dark season
main character in it - and a surprise glimpse of Evan Rachel Wood at the very end: does this mean the androids are out and ready to wreck chaos in the real world too? Vincent Cassel will play a villain.

Monday, May 20, 2019

PREMIUM SPOTLIGHT ON CBS' GLOBE TROTTING ADVENTURE TV SERIES BLOOD & TREASURE WITH MATT BARR, ODED FEHR, JAMES CALLIS, SOFIA PERNAS

'BLOOD & TREASURE' BRINGS
ADVENTURE TO YOUR SUMMER
The first season will have 13 episodes
Believe it or not, spylings, the summer is almost upon us and you very well know what that means - dead TV zone for three months as most broadcasters have no intention of airing anything new when the summer heat hits us! Not CBS this year! They've decided to give us a new series this summer and what is better for the hottest season than some globe trotting exciting adventure? Their BLOOD & TREASURE starts May 21st created by Matt Federman & Stephen Scaia!

BLOOD & TREASURE
is a globe trotting action adventure drama about a brilliant antiquities expert and a cunning art thief who team up to catch a ruthless terrorist who funds his
The series will air on Tuesday nights at CBS from May 21st
attacks through stolen treasure. Danny McNamara (Matt Barr) is a former FBI agent specializing in stolen art and antiquities. Lexi Vaziri (Sofia
Valor and Sleepy Hollow blond hunk Matt Barr takes the lead role
Pernas) is a resourceful art thief who is haunted by the tragic loss of her father, which she blames on Danny. When terrorist Karim Farouk (Oded
Mummy star Oded Fehr takes the role of the lead villain!
Fehr) absconds with a priceless artefact and kidnaps Danny's mentor Dr. Anna Castillo (Alicia Coppola), Danny recruits Lexi to help him bring
Alicia Coppola will play the mentor of Matt Barr's character
Farouk to justice and rescue Anna. As they chase down Farouk, they encounter unscrupulous individuals who may either be useful allies or dangerous
Michael James Shaw will play the character with the same surname
enemies, including Aiden Shaw (Michael James Shaw), an arms dealer who acts solely in his self-interest, and Simon Hardwick (James Callis), an expert
James Callis is a pilfering expert in the series
at procuring pilfered artefacts. Danny and Lexi are assisted by Father Chuck (Mark Gagliardi), a childhood friend of Danny's who works at the Vatican
Mark Gagliardi plays a friend of Matt Barr's character
Foreign Ministry in Rome. Their hunt draws the attention of Interpol agent Gwen Karlsson (Katia Winter), who wants Farouk brought to justice, but
Katia Winter plays an Interpol Agent in the new series
won't allow Danny and Lexi to break international laws in the process. As they criss cross the world hunting their target, Danny and Lexi unexpectedly find
Gorgeous Antonio Cupo will also be a regular in the cast
themselves at the centre of a 2,000-year-old battle for the cradle of civilization. Check out the trailer for the new show below:

Sunday, May 19, 2019

THE WHORES AND PIMPS ARE BACK IN THE 3RD SEASON TEASER FOR HARLOTS EPIC SERIES WITH JESSICA BROWN FINDLAY, LIV TYLER, ALFIE ALLEN, LESLEY MANVILLE

'HARLOTS' SEASON 3
TEASES YOU WITH A TEASER
Brothel delights for you this weekend: Hulu has released first, very colourful, teaser for the third season of their epic TV series HARLOTS which arrives July 10th with new episodes. The cast is now joined by Alfie Allen as
Liv Tyler's Lady Fitz will wear some insanely lavish costumes in season 3
a new pimp Isaac Pincher who wants to take over London now that he's back after fighting in the Seven Years War. Ash Hunter plays his brother Hal with whom he leases a tavern that serves as a front for their sex business!

SEASON 3 OF HARLOTS
 set in 18th century Georgian London, continues to follow the fortunes of the Wells family. Margaret (Samantha Morton) has been sent to America in
The famous green jewel encrusted gown Lady Fitz will be wearing
chains and Lydia Quigley (Lesley Manville) is vanquished and in Bedlam. It seems that the Wells girls can finally free themselves of their mother’s feud,
With most of the old ones, some new whores will be back in town as well!
helped by allies such as Lady Fitz (Liv Tyler). But Charlotte Wells (Jessica Brown Findlay) soon learns that running a lucrative brothel brings enemies
Alfie Alen joins the show as the new ambitious pimp in London
as well as friends, including new pimp in town Isaac Pincher (Alfie Allen). Meanwhile Lydia still finds a way to bite, even in her darkest hour. Isaac
Will Lady Fitz get her daughter away from her evil brother?
Pincher is driven by his ambitions to achieve wealth and power. Compared to his more quiet and level headed brother Hal (Ash Hunter), he’s the
Emily Lacey will get flirty with Hal Pincher (behind her)
frontman. Back in London after fighting in the Seven Years War, Isaac wants to take over London. The brothers lease a tavern together, the Saracen’s Head,
Once a shiny whore, not any more! Lydia Quigley says Hi! from Bedlam!
which serves as a front for their ever-growing pimping business. Hal, meanwhile, enters into a relationship with Emily Lacey (Holli Dempsey), and they share an ambition to achieve something with their lives.

Saturday, May 18, 2019

SF FRIDAY: TONI COLLETTE, ANNA KENDRICK IN SF THRILLER STOWAWAY! ADRIYAN RAE, TIM ROZON, PAUL DU TOIT TO LEAD SYFY'S SPACE OPERA TV SERIES VAGRANT QUEEN! HIS DARK MATERIALS TRAILER WITH JAMES MCAVOY IS HERE

   'VAGRANT QUEEN'
SF SERIES CROWNS ITS CAST!
Adriyan Rae will lead 2020 sf series
If you are up for some science fiction, SyFy has just set cast for their new ten episode sf series VAGRANT QUEEN an adaptation of the popular comic series. Adriyan Rae will take the lead role of Elida, Tim Rozon will play Isaac, and Paul du Toit will be Commander Lazaro in the new space opera which will have only female writers and directors (because that is not sexist at all, right?).

  VAGRANT QUEEN
  follows Elida from child queen to orphaned outcast, as she scavenges the treacherous corners of the galaxy, always one step ahead of the Republic government out to extinguish her bloodline. When her old friend Isaac shows up claiming her mother Xevelyn is still alive, they head off with their new ally, Amae, to stage a rescue that will
Tim Rozon and Paul Du Toit will take the male leads
take her back into the perilous heart of her former kingdom and up against a deadly foe from her childhood, Commander Lazaro!

   'STOWAWAY' SF THRILLER
Shamier Anderson will play the Stowaway
SENDS TONI COLLET AND ANNA KENDRICK ON A MARS MISSION
Speaking of space, here's another movie to be set in it: as 'Deadline' reports, Toni Collette, Anna Kendrick and Shamier Anderson will star in sf thriller STOWAWAY directed by Joe Penna. Anderson with play an unintended stowaway who, on a mission headed to Mars, accidentally causes severe damage to the spaceship’s life support systems. Facing dwindling resources and a potentially grim outcome, a medical researcher (Anna Kendrick) emerges as the only dissenting voice against the clinical logic of both her commander (Toni Collette) and the ship’s biologist. The film is being currently sold at Cannes.


   'HIS DARK MATERIALS' TRAILER
 REVEALS THE POLAR BEAR
An unexpected surprise today is the new trailer for HBO's and BBC's HIS DARK MATERIALS epic TV series based on Philip Pullman's books. James McAvoy plays Lord Asriel in the story about a young girl named Lyra
The series will air later this year on BBC and HBO
Belacqua (Dafne Keen) who travels to the Arctic to find her friend Roger. Lyra’s journey brings her on a considerable adventure across worlds and lands her in the midst of a massive war being waged across existence.

Friday, May 17, 2019

DAVID OAKES, JULIAN MORRIS TO LEAD 19TH CENTURY GAY ROMANCE BASED ON LORD BYRON'S ORIENTAL POEM THE GIAOUR SET IN OTTOMAN GREECE

   'THE GIAOUR' SENDS
DAVID OAKES AND JULIAN MORRIS TO OTTOMAN EMPIRE GREECE
David Oakes will play Hassan Ottoman commander
Gender identity is definitely a very hot topic these days, and Rika Ohara plans to discus it from a 19th century angle! She is currently preparing a movie project based on Lord Byron's famous 1813 poem THE GIAOUR in which harem slave Leila is drowned as an adulteress and her lover the Giaour ("infidel") kills her master Hassan in revenge, and is cursed to become a vampire! 

THE GIAOUR
which has two boys whom we couldn't really adore more even if we tried - David Oakes and Julian Morris in the cast, with the story set during the Ottoman Empire in Greece, will follow  ten year-old Laertes who is saved by Ottoman commander Hassan (David Oakes). Baba the Nubian eunuch puts Laertes in girls' clothes and calls him Leila. Protected by Hassan and Baba,
Julian Morris is to play a character named David
Leila grows to love Hassan but the world judges them master and "harem slave" — which is the story Byron chose to tell in his poem.

In the 200 years since its publication, THE GIAOUR spawned the vampire gothic genre and came to symbolize the lethal conflict between the East and the West as represented by its two male protagonists: one Muslim, the other, Christian – the giaour. Yet Leila, at the centre of all this passion, is entirely silent and strangely bloodless – until we consider a new, queer reading of the poem that unlocks her true identity. Love, blood, karmic retribution –  in THE GIAOUR Leila ceases to be a silent victim of "Oriental" violence against women, and Hassan emerges as a gay Muslim romantic hero. Alex Hassell from The Miniaturist, will play the leader of the Janissaries with Charles Lane as Baba.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

JUDI DENCH, DAN STEVENS, ISLA FISHER TO GET IN A PICKLE WITH AN ANGRY GHOST IN BLITHE SPIRIT COMEDY MOVIE!

   'BLITHE SPIRIT' COMEDY
INVITES JUDI DENCH AND DAN STEVENS ON A SEANCE
Dan Stevens will take the male lead
This one really sounds fun: as Screen Daily reports, Judi Dench, Dan Stevens and Isla Fisher have boarded British comedy BLITHE SPIRIT which will be based on Noel Coward’s 1941 play. It should start production next month in London. Edward Hall is directing for Protagonist pictures.

BLITHE SPIRIT
will be a newly imagined adaptation of Coward’s comedy stage play, which revolves around a best-selling crime novelist suffering from writer’s block who struggles to finish his first screenplay. His quest for inspiration leads him to invite an eccentric mystic to
I'm guessing Judi Dench will be the eccentric mystic in the film
his home to perform a séance. He gets more than he bargained when they inadvertently summon the spirit of his first wife.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

CATE BLANCHETT, DOMINIC WEST, JAI COURTNEY, YVONNE STRAHOVSKI TO LEAD AUSTRALIAN MINI TV SERIES STATELESS!

   CATE BLANCHETT TO LEAD
STATELESS MINI SERIES WITH JAI COURTNEY AND DOMINIC WEST
Cate will both co create and star in the series
This will certainly be a superb Australian cast: Cate Blanchett will co create and star in six episode series STATELESS by Australian ABC. She will be joined by Dominic West, Jai Courtney, Yvonne Strahovski, Asher Keddie and Fayssal Bazzi, in the story that follows four people caught up in an immigration system that profoundly affects their lives.

  STATELESS
centres on four strangers in an immigration detention centre in the Australian desert. They are an airline hostess escaping a suburban cult, an Afghan refugee fleeing persecution, a young Australian father escaping a dead-end job and a bureaucrat caught-up in a national scandal. When their lives intersect they are pushed to the brink of sanity, yet unlikely and profound emotional connections are made amongst
Jai Courtney and Dominic West will lead the boys in the cast
the group. Inspired by real events, the series intertwines gripping and devastating personal stories revealing a system struggling with the irreconcilable contradictions of Australian border protection.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

TRAILER FOR VIRGINIA WOOLF LESBIOPIC VITA AND VIRGINIA WITH GEMMA ARTERTON, ISABELLA ROSSELLINI, RUPERT PENRY JONES

  'VITA & VIRGINIA' TRAILER
PREDICTS THAT POPULARITY WAS NEVER A SIGN OF GENIUS
It is as bland as Elizabeth Debicki's poor efforts in expressiveness, but here's the first trailer for period set lesbiopic VITA AND VIRGINIA a true
Their affair apparently inspired Woolf's Orlando
story (or so they say) about the love affair between socialite and popular author Vita Sackville West and literary icon Virginia Woolf. Also starring Gemma Arterton, Rupert Penry Jones, Isabella Rossellini, the film hits cinemas this June and July in Europe, with US internet release in August.
VITA AND VIRGINIA is a love story of the affair and the friendship between writer Virginia Woolf (Elizabeth Debicki) and aristocrat Vita Sackville West (Gemma Arterton). In 1922, when Vita receives an invitation her paths crossed in Bloomsbury with Virginia. Their romance overcomes all social boundaries, Virginia's mental health struggles with Vita's recklessness and neither will ever be the same without the other.

Monday, May 13, 2019

SITCOMS 2019: NBC ORDERS FRAN DRESCHER'S INDEBTED, CBS CAROL'S 2ND ACT WITH PATRICIA HEATON, JEAN LUC BILODEAU, FOX JASON BIGGS, MAGGIE LAWSON OUTMATCHED, ABC UNITED WE FALL! PLUS CANCELLED PILOTS!

   MULTICAM SITCOMS 2019
 WHICH ARE DEAD FOR GOOD?
United we Fall will air on ABC
It's been a bloodbath of a week for multicam sitcoms: CBS cancelled Murphy Brown, Fam, Happy Together, and Fox their Cool Kids. When it comes to this year's pilots, ABC has passed on Katey Sagal's Nana, CBS on Katherine Heigl's Our House and David Walton's The Story of Us and Briga Heelan's To Whom It May Concern, Fox on Patty's Auto, NBC on Zach Cregger's Friends in Law
UNITED WE FALL  
ABC has, however, ordered UNITED WE FALL multicam to series. Starring Will Sasso, Christina Vidal, Jane Curtin and Jason Michael Snow, it is a profoundly realistic, multicultural family sitcom that shows how, when two people with young children and overzealous extended families truly love each other, barely anything is possible.

FRAN DRESCHER'S INDEBTED
formerly known as Uninsured has been ordered to series by NBC and it is the one I was most happy about, personally. It marks her return to the network together with  Adam Pally, Abby Elliott, Steven Weber and Jessy
Indebted will hit NBC in the MidSeason!
Hodges! Young parents Dave and Rebecca are ready to reclaim their life after years of diapers and sleepless nights. However, things take an unexpected turn when Dave’s parents show up unannounced and broke, leaving Dave with no
Fran Drescher will play Adam Pally's mother in Indebted
 choice but to open the door to the people who gave him everything. But these boomerang parents aren’t great with boundaries and the question of who’s parenting who quickly become blurred!

CAROL'S SECOND ACT 
 has been ordered to series at CBS. Starring  Patricia Heaton
, Kyle MacLachlan, and our dearest Jean-Luc Bilodeau, it revolves around Carol
Chambers (Patricia Heaton), who, after raising her two children and retiring from teaching, embarks on a unique second act: becoming a doctor.

Lucas Neff, Jean Luc Bilodeau and Patricia Heaton will lead Carol's Second Act
Hilarious new multicamera sitcom CAROL'S SECOND ACT will air on Thursday evenings at CBS from Autumn! They've also ordered Jaime Camil's BROKE to series.


OUTMATCHED AKA GENIUSES
has been ordered to series by Fox and will probably be Last Man Standing's sidekick next season. It is a family comedy about a blue-collar couple (Maggie
Jason Biggs and Maggie Lawson are parents of geniuses in Outmatched
Lawson and Jason Biggs) in South Jersey trying to get by and raise four kids, three of whom just happen to be certified geniuses. The sitcom will air on Thursday nights with LMS from January!

Sunday, May 12, 2019

ALL BOW! SKY RELEASES FIRST TRAILER FOR HELEN MIRREN'S CATHERINE THE GREAT WITH JASON CLARKE, JOSEPH QUINN, RORY KINNEAR, RICHARD ROXBURGH

'CATHERINE THE GREAT'
IMPERIAL TRAILER IS HERE!
It will not air before this Autumn, but Sky has released the first trailer for their four part epic series CATHERINE THE GREAT in which Helen Mirren plays the 18th century Empress of Russia in her older years after she
The series will air on Sky this Autumn and HBO and Now TV as well
has turned Russia, which was mostly looked down upon by the rest of Europe before her, into one of the greatest powers of Europe.

 CATHERINE THE GREAT
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, the limited series follows Catherine towards
Helen Mirren's paternal grandfather was a colonel in Russia's Imperial Army
the end of her reign during her passionate affair with Grigory Potemkin. 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.

MEET THE IMPERIAL SUBJECTS
Written by Elizabeth I's Nigel Williams, the four part mini series will see Helen Mirren playing the legendary Russian monarch while Jason Clarke
Jason Clarke as Potemkin and Helen Mirren as Empress Catherine the Great. Together they've turned 18th century Russia into the leading power of Europe.
will play her long standing lover Russian General Grigory Potemkin. The series also stars Joseph Quinn as her son Grand Prince Paul, Georgina
Real Catherine was not a s skinny woman as Helen Mirren
Beedle as Princess Natalia, Antonia Clarke as Princess Sofia, Phil Dunster as Count Andrei Razumovsky, Adam el Hagar as Valerian Zubov, Paul Kaye as infamous rebel and impostor Emelyan Pugachev and Sam
The series was written by Nigel Williams
Palladio as Catherine's young lover Alexander Vasilchikov. Rory Kinnear is Panin, a skilful politician, advisor and governor to Catherine’s son, Richard Roxburgh is Prince Grigory Orlov, her most famous lover who helped her
The series will also air on HBO in Northern America
come to power by overthrowing her husband, Kevin McNally is his brother Alexei Orlov, Bodyguard's Gina McKee is her confidant and lifelong friend Countess Bruce, Clive Russell is The Fool!