Saturday, November 30, 2019

SAM REID JOINS LEGEND OF MOLLY JOHNSON 19TH CENTURY AUSTRALIAN WESTERN! BLAKE RITSON JOINS JULIAN FELLOWES' GILDED AGE PERIOD SET TV SAGA

  SAM REID TO LEAD
LEGEND OF MOLLY JOHNSON
Sam Reid will play one of the lead roles
Two of our beloved boys from epic shows today, starting with dearest Sam Reid, who after his mind blowingly outstanding roles in Australian series Lambs of God and Bloom this year, will star in THE DROVER'S WIFE: THE LEGEND OF MOLLY JOHNSON based on Henry Lawson's classic short story. Set in 1893, the plot follows Leah Purcell as the heavily pregnant Molly Johnson who, with her children, struggles to survive hunger and the wild elements. She forms a bond with Yadaka, a runaway Aboriginal who helps her with the birth and burial of her stillborn baby. When Sergeant Nate Clintoff (Sam Reid) learns that Molly’s drover husband is missing he sends his assistant Trooper Leslie (Benedict Hardie) to investigate, triggering a chain of brutal events. Rob Collins, Harry Greenwood and Jessica de Gouw also star.

 'THE GILDED AGE'
INVITES BLAKE RITSON INTO THE 19TH CENTURY NEW YORK
HBO's and Julian Fellowes' new period set series on the rich people of New York in the 1880's THE GILDED AGE has just added Blake Ritson to the cast which already includes Christine Baranski, Cynthia Nixon,
Da Vinci's Demons' star Blake Ritson joins Gilded Age
Amanda Peet, Taissa Farmiga, Simon Jones and Morgan Spector.
Set in the time of the rise of disparity between old money and new, the story begins in 1882 – introducing young Marian Brook (Louisa Jacobson), the orphaned daughter of a Southern general, who moves into the home of her rigidly conventional aunts in New York City. Marian gets caught up in the dazzling lives of her stupendously rich neighbours, led by a ruthless railroad tycoon and his ambitious wife struggling for acceptance by the Astor and Vanderbilt set. Will Marian follow the established rules of society, or forge her own path in this exciting new world that is on the brink of transformation into the modern age? Ritson will play Christine Baranski's son, who is obsessed with money while on the lookout for a serious heiress who will allow him to live, as he would put it, properly. Smart, attractive, poised, charming and mischievous, he enjoys witty banter.

Friday, November 29, 2019

1ST TRAILER FOR 19TH CENTURY DRAMA TRUE HISTORY OF THE KELLY GANG WITH GEORGE MACKAY, NICHOLAS HOULT, CHARLIE HUNNAM, ESSIE DAVIS, RUSSELL CROWE, JACOB COLLINS LEVY

  TRUE HISTORY OF KELLY GANG
TRAILER WITH A STELLAR CAST
I don't usually cover gangster movies, especially not one as disgustingly violent as this one, but I'm showing you the first trailer and poster for TRUE
The movie hits cinemas next January
HISTORY OF THE KELLY GANG for two reasons: a) it has the most amazing cast of Australia's best, b) it comes from Down Under, particularly Stan who gave us Bloom series last year. A big screen adaptation of Peter Carey's novel, the movie, starring George MacKay, Nicholas Hoult, Essie Davis, Charlie Hunnam, Russell Crowe, Jacob Collins Levy, Sean Keenan, brings the highly fictionalised story of Australian bush ranger Ned Kelly and his gang as they flee from authorities during the 1870s. To this day, Kelly continues to cause division in opinions: some celebrate him as Australia's equivalent of Robin Hood, while majority
The cast features the very best of Australian actors!
rightfully regards him as a murderous villain undeserving of his folk hero status! He was, however, the last expression of the lawless frontier in what was becoming a highly organised society. Justin Kurzel directs the movie out next January in Australia and Russia, and from February in the rest of Europe.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

CHARACTER POSTERS FOR NETFLIX SF SERIES LOST IN SPACE SEASON 2 WITH TOBY STEPHENS, MOLLY PARKER!

 'LOST IN SPACE' SEASON 2
CHARACTER POSTERS REVEALED
Toby Stephens leads the cast of the series
The only thing I have to offer you before I send you off to your Thanksgiving celebrations tomorrow are glitzy new character posters for LOST IN SPACE science fiction series season two which starts streaming over at Netflix on Christmas Eve, December 24th! The reboot of the 1960's popular sf show follows a small colonist family that crash lands on a remote world after the spacecraft they were travelling in is attacked by alien robots. After a crash landing on the foreign but habitable world, they learn to survive the hostile environment and
Molly Parker plays the mother of the family
find their way back to their mothership.

In Season Two 
there’s more danger — and adventure — ahead for the Robinson family! With the Jupiter 2 stranded on a mysterious ocean planet without their beloved Robot, the Robinsons must work together, alongside the mischievous and manipulative Dr. Smith (Parker Posey) and the always charming Don West (Ignacio Serricchio), to make it back to the Resolute and reunite with the other colonists. But they quickly find all is not as it seems. A series of incredible new threats and unexpected
Season two hits Netflix December 24th!
discoveries emerge as they look for the key to finding Robot and safe passage to Alpha Centauri. They will stop at nothing to keep their family safe... survival is a Robinson specialty after all.

Who's Aboard the Mission?
If you watched the first season you know that the whole Robinson family survived it led by their parents Maureen and John, played by Molly Parker and Toby Stephens who return to their roles. Their kids Judy, Will and
The second season will also have ten episodes like the first one
Penny will again be played by Taylor Russell, Maxwell Jenkins and Mina Sundwall! JJ Feild joins the cast as Ben Adler chief of advances systems and artificial intelligence! New characters also include Ava (the supervisor of
The second season will be larger in scale than the first one as seen in the trailer
the mechanics, firm, hardworking, and serious, she shuts down Don's nonsense but respects his skill) and  Commander Jiang, the Captain of the Resolute, who is described as capable, stalwart, and unsentimental.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

JUSTIN KURZEL TO ADAPT WW2 NOVEL THE NARROW ROAD TO THE DEEP NORTH INTO MINI TV SERIES! NEW 1917 WW1 EPIC POSTER STARRING GEORGE MACKAY, RICHARD MADDEN, COLIN FIRTH, MARK STRONG

  JUSTIN KURZEL TO DIRECT
 THE NARROW ROAD TO THE DEEP
The novel won The Man Booker prize in 2014
NORTH WW2 MINI SERIES
After The Railwayman with Colin Firth we are getting a new movie on the horrors of infamous railway in Burma during World War II! As 'Deadline' reports, director Justin Kurzel has boarded Freemantle's small screen adaptation of Richard Flanagan’s acclaimed novel THE NARROW ROAD TO THE DEEP NORTH which has the story set against the backdrop of the horrific Burma Railway in 1943 and across the Pacific during World War II. The mini series will chart the cruelty of war, the tenuousness of life and the impossibility of love, as seen through the eyes of an Australian doctor and prisoner of war.

  NEW '1917' POSTER
 TIME IS THE ENEMY
Speaking of war, check out the new poster for Sam Mendes directed WW1 epic 1917 which DreamWorks is currently pushing like crazy for the Oscar race.  It follows Schofield (George MacKay) and Blake, two young British soldiers during the First World War, who are given a seemingly
The movie, out next January, was shot to look like a single take in real time
impossible mission. With time against them, they must deliver a message, deep in enemy territory, that will stop their own men, and Blake's own brother, walking straight into a deadly trap. Shot to look like one long single take, the film also stars Richard Madden, Andrew Scott, Mark Strong and Colin Firth!

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

FIRST POSTER FOR ENCHANTING BIG SCREEN ADAPTATION OF THE SECRET GARDEN FAMOUS CHILDREN CLASSIC WITH COLIN FIRTH, JULIE WALTERS

  'THE SECRET GARDEN' POSTER
UNLOCK YOUR IMAGINATION 
Secret Garden opens its doors next April
Two months ago I showed you the first magical trailer and now Studiocanal has released the first poster for their enchanting big screen adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett's THE SECRET GARDEN with Julie Walters and Colin Firth, which arrives next spring (April 15th and 16th Australia and New Zealand and 17th in UK with Russian opening April 30th). Little Dixie Egerickx plays Lennox, a prickly and unloved 10 year old girl, born in India to wealthy British parents who is sent back to England to live with her uncle, Archibald Craven on his remote country estate deep in the Yorkshire moors. There, she begins to uncover many family secrets, particularly after meeting her sickly
This is the third movie adaptation of the famous classic novel
cousin Colin, who has been shut away in a wing of the house. Together, the two damaged, slightly misfit children heal each other through their discovery of a wondrous secret garden, lost in the grounds of Misselthwaite Manor.

Monday, November 25, 2019

COMEDY SUNDAY: TRAILERS AND POSTERS FOR NEW SEASONS OF AMERICA'S FAVOURITE SITCOMS LAST MAN STANDING WITH TIM ALLEN AND FULLER HOUSE IN ITS FINAL SEASON

     'LAST MAN STANDING'
SEASON 8 STARTS THE NEW YEAR
The current TV season is definitely one of the strangest ones, not just because it hasn't had any major hit so far, but also because none of the major comedies or new pilots have started in September being scheduled, almost all
Last Man Standing returns January 2nd next year
of them, for midseason! Tim Allen's LAST MAN STANDING always started in September, as America's best watched multi camera sitcom for seven years in a row, but this year the eight season will start January 2nd. Which isn't all that bad as it will have a continued run with all 22 episodes unbroken by holiday breaks. To make things more interesting it will air double episodes on Thursday nights all until January 23rd when it will go to an episode per week joined by Fox' new comedy Outmatched with Jason Biggs. And to make things even more interesting, Thursday nights will become a night of comedy gold as Tim's sitcom will be joined on Thursdays by Fran Drescher's Indebted (from February) at NBC followed by the final season of Will and Grace! Comedy heaven indeed! In LAST MAN STANDING Tim Allen plays America's favourite conservative family man Mike Baxter who pokes fun with modern
The sitcom has been the best viewed one in America for eight years now
times, politics and his family members and friends in a warm and friendly way. As you can see from the first teaser Mike's and Vanessa's (Nancy Travis) youngest daughter Eve (Kaitlyn Dever) will be present in the eight season as well, with Susan Sullivan (as Vanessa’s mom Bonnie), Tisha Campbell (as Chuck’s wife Carol), Bill Engvall (as Reverend Paul) and Jay Leno (as Outdoor Man mechanic Joe) returning as well. The sitcom now has well over 150 episodes!



     'FULLER HOUSE' FINAL SEASON
TO END WITH THREE WEDDINGS?
Meanwhile, Netflix has set December 6th as the starting date for their sitcom FULLER HOUSE's 18 episode final ever run! Jodie Sweetin, Candace Cameron Bure and Andrea Barber return as the lead female trio with the story now focused on Stephanie's new baby, DJ's kids all growing up
The final season starts December 6th on Netflix
 and her getting engaged to Steve (Scott Weinger) which might mean the series could end with their wedding. And that won't be the only one as Stephanie is set to marry Jimmy (Adam Hagenbuch) who proposed to her in the final episode of the previous season. It is also quite possible that
The season will be split into two eight episode parts
Kimberley will marry Fernando (Juan Pablo Di Pace) again too! Episode 11 is titled Three Weddings and a Musical so that gives us a major hint. Beth Crosby, Julian Gooberman and Leda Hoepfner will be the new cast members in the final season. Michael Campion (Jackson), Elias Harger (Max), Soni Nicole Bringas (Ramona) all return as the kids in the house. 

Sunday, November 24, 2019

SKY SHOOTING EPIC ROMAN AGE SET TV SAGA DOMINA ON LIVIA DRUSILLA STARRING LIAM CUNNINGHAM, MATTHEW MCNULTY, ISABELLA ROSSELLINI, BEN BATT, CLAIRE FORLANI!

     'DOMINA' EPIC TV SERIES
ABOUT INFAMOUS LIVIA DRUSILLA
Polish star Kasia will take the lead role
Glorious news arrive from Imperial Rome today, spylings! We are getting a new Ancient Rome set TV series! After bringing us Catherine the Great, Jamestown and Britannia, Sky is preparing a ten part historical saga DOMINA following the life and the extraordinary rise of Livia Drusilla, the mother of the emperor Tiberius, who overcame adversity to become the most powerful woman in the world. As Hollywood Reporter writes, the shooting already started this week in Italy. Kasia Smutniak takes the lead role of  Drusilla, with Liam Cunningham playing Livius, Livia’s father, and Isabella Rossellini as Balbina, an early enemy. The cast also includes Matthew McNulty as the future emperor Gaius, Christine Bottomley as Scribonia, Colette Tchantcho as Antigone, Ben Batt as Agrippa, Enzo Cilenti as Tiberius Claudius Nero, while Claire Forlani plays Claudia Octavia. Oscar winning costume designer Gabriella Pescucci is doing the
Versailles star Matthew McNulty will be Gaius
costumes!

    Domina
created and written by Simon  Burke, follows Livia’s journey from a naïve young girl whose world crumbles in the wake of Julius Caesar’s assassination, to Rome’s most powerful and influential Empress, driven by a deep desire to avenge her father and secure power for her sons. Livia and her peers navigate their way through a brutal society by means of strategy, conspiracy, seduction and murder. This is a visceral and authentic family saga, grounded in historical accuracy and bringing to life the incredible true stories of the women who would create one of the most enduring and fascinating dynasties of all time.

Dezzy's History Lesson
As a daughter of a Roman magistrate, she will become the wife of the Roman emperor Augustus throughout his reign, as well as his adviser. She
Jamestown star Ben Batt will be Agrippa
was the mother of the emperor Tiberius, paternal grandmother of the emperor Claudius, paternal great grandmother of the emperor Caligula, and maternal great great grandmother of the emperor Nero. Although her marriage with Augustus produced only one pregnancy, which miscarried, through her sons by her first husband, Tiberius and Drusus, she is a direct ancestor of all of the Julio Claudian emperors as well as most of the extended Julio Claudian imperial family. It is believed that she was a thoroughly Machiavellian, scheming political mastermind, determined never to allow republican governance again.

Saturday, November 23, 2019

1ST POSTER FOR WW2 DRAMA WAITING FOR ANYA BASED ON WAR HORSE AUTHOR'S BOOK IS HERE WITH ANJELICA HUSTON, JEAN RENO, THOMAS KRETSCHMANN!

     'WAITING FOR ANYA'
FIRST POSTER UNVEILED!
Stay tuned for the first trailer soon!
You all loved the big screen adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's War Horse, and now another of his books has been adapted and is ready to hit cinemas. WAITING FOR ANYA will arrive into British cinemas next Valentines and has been sold for Northern America too. The World War II tale has a rather strong cast led by Anjelica Huston, Jean Reno, Thomas Kretschmann, Sadie Frost. The story revolves around Jo Lalande (Noah Schnapp), a 13 year old shepherd, and a widow, Horcada (Anjelica Huston), who help smuggle Jewish children across the border from southern France into Spain during the war. Ben Cookson both wrote and directed the movie.

Friday, November 22, 2019

DELIGHTFULLY PLAYFUL TRAILER FOR THE LATEST BIG SCREEN ADAPTATION OF JANE AUSTEN'S EMMA IS HERE WITH ANYA TAYLOR JOY, BILL NIGHY, JOSH O'CONNOR, CALLUM TURNER, MIRANDA HART

     'EMMA' TRAILER
IS MUCH MORE FUN THAN WE THOUGHT IT WOULD BE
It is all colourful fun and hilarious thrills in the first picturesque teaser for the latest movie adaptation of Jane Austen's EMMA from Focus Features this
The film arrives for Valentines next year
time with Anya Taylor Joy as clever and rich Emma Woodhouse, a restless queen bee without rivals in her sleepy little English town. In this glittering satire of social class and the pain of growing up, Emma must adventure through misguided matches and romantic missteps to find the love that has been there all along. 

Who Is In The Cast?
British thespians Bill Nighy, Josh O’Connor, Callum Turner, Rupert Graves, Johnny Flynn,  Mia Goth, Miranda Hart, Gemma Whelan, Amber Anderson, Tanya Reynolds and Connor Swindells all star in the movie scheduled for next
Anya Taylor Joy got her fame after The Miniaturist series at  BBC
February! It first hits British cinemas right for Valentines and then moves to US a week after. Autumn de Wilde is making her directorial debut with the
Bill Nighy also stars in the big screen adaptation
film! The colourful costumes in the film were done by Alexandra Byrne who also did our favourite films Elizabeth and Hamlet. Check out the vivacious and playful trailer below:

Thursday, November 21, 2019

TUDORS CREATOR MICHAEL HIRST TO CREATE VALHALLA EPIC TV SAGA FOR NETFLIX FOLLOWING HISTORY'S MOST FAMOUS VIKINGS! LEGENDARY ELRIC OF MELNIBONE SF SAGA TO BECOME TV SERIES

     'VALHALLA' EPIC SERIES
HISTORY'S MOST FAMOUS VIKINGS
I stopped watching Vikings after the second episode as soon as I realised they are trying to glamourize history's brutal pillaging killers, rapists
Three streaming services fought for the series
and raiders, but I hope the spin off of that series will be more honest in their portrayal. Netflix has officially ordered VALHALLA saga also from Michael Hirst, known also for The Tudors, and it will apparently have 24 episodes!

Valhalla will have the story which begins 100 years after the original series concludes and dramatizes the adventures of the most famous Vikings who ever lived: Leif Erikson, Freydis, Harald Harada and the Norman King William the Conqueror (also a Viking descendant). These men and women will blaze new paths as they fight for survival in an ever changing and evolving Europe. This is the explosive next chapter of the Vikings legend.It will bring heart pounding, unstoppable action rooted in rich characters and dramatic storytelling that shines the light on family, loyalty and power!

     'THE ELRIC SAGA'
TO BECOME EPIC TV SERIES
The Elric Saga has been translated into many languages
Speaking of epic delights, Deadline reports that New Republic Pictures has acquired rights on Michael Moorcock's famous THE ELRIC SAGA with the plan to turn it into TV series with Glen Mazzara and Vaun Wilmott attached to pen it. It is a series of 11 complex and layered novels that take place across multiple dimensions of reality and alternative universes. They begun with legendary Elric of Melnibone novel. The saga brings sword and sorcery tales that centre on the title character, a brooding albino warrior who presides over an unruly, decadent island nation. The novels follow Elric on a series of adventures, in which he is betrayed by his cousin, sent into exile and attempts to come to terms with his own humanity.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

FIRST TRAILER AND POSTER FOR THE LATEST BIG SCREEN ADAPTATION OF PINOCCHIO WITH OSCAR WINNER ROBERTO BENIGNI

     'PINOCCHIO' TRAILER
REVEALS ENCHANTING MUSIC IN THE LATEST MOVIE ADAPTATION 
While Hollywood is having fun ridiculing the second trailer for Cats musical movie which was released today to the disgust of almost everyone,
The movie arrives to Italian cinemas this December
your trusted spy will show you something that is also out this Christmas: first trailer and poster for the latest Italian big screen adaptation of famous PINOCCHIO starring this time Oscar winner Roberto Benigni in the lead role, not the Pinocchio (he already played him back in 2002 in that godawful film that he also wrote and directed), but his daddy Geppetto. If you can tolerate his style of overzealous acting, you can check out the trailer below, if nothing else it has enchantingly beautiful and suitably festive music in it. You already know the story, it follows the lonesome carpenter Geppetto who wants a son so much that his wooden
Little Federico Ielapi is playing the title character in the movie
puppet named Pinocchio suddenly comes to life.The movie will hit Italian cinemas December 19th and French ones next March, but no release dates for other countries just yet. The movie was directed by Matteo Garrone, known for the uber weird Tale of Tales with Salma Hayek from a few years ago, so I'm guessing we can expect many bizarre moments in this one too? 

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

MAGICALLY MINDBLOWING TRAILERS FOR UKRAINIAN ENCHANTING FAIRY TALE LOYAL (VIDDANA) AND MESMERIZING RUSSIAN 19TH CENTURY OCCULT THRILLER THE NINTH (DEVYATAYA) WITH DAISY HEAD

     'LOYAL' TRAILER
AN ENCHANTING EXTRAVAGANZA
While Hollywood and, indeed, half of the world, are preparing for the snowy attack of Frozen II this week in cinemas, your trusted spy is taking you
Loyal is arriving to cinemas next January
today to the real lands of winter and snow, to Mother Russia and her sister Ukraine, where they have two utterly mesmerizing new trailers which your ever so clever spy has dug out especially for you! First up, a visually utterly gorgeous trailer for Ukrainian period set fantasy fairy tale LOYAL (Віддана) a big screen adaptation of the novel Felix Austria by Ukrainian writer Sofia Andrukhovych. Marianna Yanushevich, Olesya Romanova and Roman Lutsky star in the 19th century extravaganza out next January in Ukraine! Check out the crazy stunning trailer below.

     The Story Begins
 in Stanislav in 1868. Dr. Anger loses his wife in the fire, but manages to rescue two girls, his own daughter Adele and Stephanie, the daughter of his servants. Filled with despair, the doctor decides to raise them together. 25
Marianna Yanushevich, Olesya Romanova and Roman Lutsky star in the film
years have passed. The girls have grown up and are inseparable, though Adele is now married. Stephanie takes care of the house and the kitchen. But they still don't understand who they are with each other: sisters and girlfriends, or
Click to see the magnificently detailed costumes in the movie
maid and mistress. In the kaleidoscope of love and jealousy, dual meanings and mysteries, the line between reality and fiction finally disappears. Beautiful outfits, exquisite dishes and endless walks… What happens when the illusion begins to dispel and instead it comes to reality?



     'THE NINTH' TRAILER
 THE DARK MYSTERIES OF THE 19TH CENTURY RUSSIA
Meanwhile, over in Russia, currently airing in their cinemas is visually equally mesmerizing occult thriller THE NINTH (Devyataya) starring Harlots' star Daisy Head alongside Yuri Kolokolnikov and Evgeniy Tsyganov! Petersburg at the end of the 19th century was embraced by a
The Ninth is currently airing in Russian cinemas
massive enthusiasm for the occult sciences and esoteric. British medium Olivia Reed arrives in the capital of the Russian Empire on tour and gathers crowds of people at her public spiritualistic sessions. At this time, a series of ritual mysterious murders takes place in the city. Girls are abducted on the streets, their mutilated bodies are found in various parts of the city. The investigation is carried out by a young police officer Rostov and his assistant Ganin. With each new victim, things are becoming more confused. Suspicion leads Rostov to Olivia, and he decides to turn to her in the hope that her genuine or imaginary ability to summon the spirits of the dead can help to get on the trail of the killer. 

Monday, November 18, 2019

ENCHANTED SPOTLIGHT ON DISNEY'S FROZEN 2 MAGICAL ANIMATED ADVENTURE WITH GORGEOUS NEW CHARACTER POSTERS!

     DISNEY'S 'FROZEN 2'
ARRIVES TO CINEMAS NEXT WEEK
It does not really happen often that a Disney animated classic gets a sequel, none of their iconic animated films got a second part, but since Frozen
Frozen II arrives November 22nd!
took almost $1,3 billion in cinemas and became the highest grossing animated movie ever and is in top 20 highest grossing films of all times, they had to milk it a bit more and thus FROZEN 2 is ready to conquer theatres next week from November 22nd. First predictions say that the film will be a gargantuan hit with possible $125 million earnings in the opening weekend. It already broke all records with the presale of the tickets. The Thanksgiving weekend after that will probably help it break records in its second week in cinemas as well especially with the sequel having an Autumny feel rather than the wintery one of the first movie.

The Story Of Frozen 2
is set three years after the events of the first film. Queen Elsa starts to hear a strange sound from the north calling her. Together with her sister Anna,
The sequel will also include original songs like the first one
Kristoff, Olaf, and Sven, they embark on a new journey beyond their homeland of Arendelle in order to discover the origin of Elsa's magical powers and save their kingdom

Who Is In The Magical Kingdom?
The voice cast is again led by Idina Menzel as Elsa, the Queen of Arendelle, and Anna's sister, who has the power to manipulate and create ice. Kristen Bell is Anna, a Princess of Arendelle and Elsa's younger sister while
Idina Menzel will again lend her voice to Snow Queen Elza
Jonathan Groff is Kristoff, an iceman who is Anna's boyfriend and has a pet reindeer named Sven! Josh Gad returns as Olaf, a lovable snowman created by Elsa's magic. Sterling K. Brown is Lieutenant Destin Mattias, the leader of a
Jonathan Groff again lends his voice to brave Kristoff
group of soldiers who were trapped in the enchanted forest for years. Evan Rachel Wood is Queen Iduna, the mother of Elsa and Anna, while Alfred Molina is King Agnarr, the father of Elsa and Anna. Martha Plimpton is
Kristen Bell returns as Elza's sister Princess Anna of Arendelle
Yelana, the leader of the Northuldra tribe. Jason Ritter is Ryder, a member of the Northuldra, Honeymaren's brother who shares Kristoff's love for
Their pets reindeer Sven and snowman Olaf will be in the story again
reindeer. Rachel Matthews is Honeymaren, a member of the Northuldra,  who wants to bring peace to the enchanted forest. Jeremy Sisto is King Runeard while Ciarán Hinds is Grand Pabbie, the leader of the Trolls.

Sunday, November 17, 2019

PREMIUM SPOTLIGHT ON BBC'S NEW PERIOD SET DRAMA THE WAR OF THE WORLDS WITH RAFE SPALL, ELEANOR TOMLINSON BASED ON HG WELLS' SF NOVEL

     'THE WAR OF THE WORLDS'
MARTIANS ARRIVE THIS SUNDAY
BBC has been postponing this one for, methinks, almost two years, and now that first reports from the countries that already aired it are coming in, we kinda get the picture why. I will give it a go when it premieres this Sunday
The War of the Worlds starts this Sunday on  BBC One
on  BBC One, but I hear it is a dreary and pointless adaptation which changes the story the way it suits BBC's modern agenda, making, for example, the
The series has been shot in three hourlong episodes
female character of Amy the lead one, even though she does not appear in the novel THE WAR OF THE WORLDS by HG Wells on which the three part series is supposed to be based upon. As The Sun says in their review, they've
Rafe Spall and Eleanor Tomlinson play the lead roles in the series
turned the beloved book into a politically correct ‘woke’ drama making a mockery out of the source material. Beside Eleanor Tomlinson who plays
The series already aired in some countries, New Zealand for example
the role of Amy, the cast also includes Rafe Spall, Robert Carlyle and Rupert Graves, in the famous story of alien invasion of Earth in the Edwardian (in the book it is Victorian) England setting.

  Love In The Time Of Aliens   
Woking, 1905. George (Rafe Spall) and Amy’s (Eleanor Tomlinson) relationship is a scandal. They are a painful embarrassment to George’s brother Frederick (Rupert Graves), an upstanding servant of the British
Rafe Spall is George, passionate, stubborn and brave. He blindly follows his heart, doing everything he can to save his loved ones from the Martian invasion, even if that means putting himself in danger.
Empire, and pariahs in their own neighbourhood. Their only friend is local scientist and fellow outcast Ogilvy (Robert Carlyle). When a mysterious
Eleanor Tomlinson is Amy, in her twenties, fierce, intelligent and ahead of her time, aiming to study natural sciences at college. With the coming of the Martian invasion, she may be mankind’s last hope.
capsule lands one night on Earth at Horsell Common, George, Amy and Ogilvy are the first to examine it. However, as more people gather to study the
Rupert Graves is Frederick, George’s older brother. He works at the Admiralty in London as the Secretary to the Minister for War. He’s an upstanding servant of the British Empire and, despite his strained relationship with George, a caring brother.
unusual object it quickly becomes clear that this is no inanimate object fallen from the sky - but a transport for a living, fighting organism from outer space.
Robert Carlyle is Ogilvy, a good friend of Amy and George, and an outcast himself. He’s an astronomer and scientist in his 50s who is kind and good-humoured. His tireless experiments could be the key to driving back the Martian invasion.
As more people gather to study it, it lashes out and kills scores of people. And so begins a terrifying ordeal, as more capsules land on Earth and release a
Amy apparently takes most of the action scenes instead of George
horde of murderous Martian tripods which stalk England exterminating and consuming everything in their wake. As wave upon wave of Martian invaders
The reactions to the series so far have been singularly negative
land on Earth, mankind faces an almighty fight for survival. In amongst the chaos, George, Amy, Frederick and Ogilvy must put their personal difficulties aside as they attempt to hold onto their humanity.

Saturday, November 16, 2019

PREMIUM SPOTLIGHT ON BBC'S 19TH CENTURY SET TV SERIES VIENNA BLOOD WITH MATTHEW BEARD! TRAILER AND POSTER!

     'VIENNA BLOOD' TRAILER
FOR NEW PERIOD SET SERIES
The series starts this Monday on BBC2
I've announced this one earlier this year but now BBC has released the trailer as well! New period set series VIENNA BLOOD is coming November 18th to BBC Two and will air on Monday nights with three ninety minutes long episodes based on the best selling Liebermann novels by British writer Frank Tallis. Starring Matthew Beard and Juergen Maurer the new mini series is set in 1900s Vienna: a hot bed of philosophy, science and art, where a clash of cultures and ideas play out in the city’s grand cafes and opera houses. This unique, ambitious and compelling
Most of the series was shot over in Austrian capital Vienna
crime drama, set in glorious Vienna during an extraordinary period in its history, also stars Conleth Hill, Charlene McKenna, Amelia Bullmore, Jessica De Gouw and Luise von Finckh. The series will air on PBS in USA.

     A Student Of Freud's 
Max Liebermann (Matthew Beard) is a brilliant young English doctor, studying under the famed psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud. Max is keen to
Matthew Beard is a middle class British-Jew who moved to Austria in his teens. He is now a junior doctor but has fallen under the spell of the new science of the day and is studying neurology. Fixated by the idea of analysing psychopaths at close hand, Max convinces the Viennese police to let him observe their work.
understand the criminal mind and begins to observe Oskar Rheinhardt (Juergen Maurer), a Detective Inspector in the Vienna Police Department,
Juergen Maurer is a Police Inspector Oskar, more a doer than a thinker. Despite being occasionally irritated by Max’s discursive approach to crime solving, Oskar is savvy enough to know that Max’s intuitions will help his career prospects.
who is struggling with a perplexing case. Max’s extraordinary skills of perception and forensics, and his deep understanding of human behaviour and deviance, help Oskar solve Vienna’s most mysterious cases.