Sunday, January 22, 2017

PREMIUM SPOTLIGHT ON 'KING ARTHUR: LEGEND OF THE SWORD' EPIC ADVENTURE WITH JUDE LAW, ERIC BANA, CHARLIE HUNNAM

  'KING ARTHUR' NEW PICS
'LEGEND OF THE SWORD'
Now I must say I don't care for revisionism of classic stories and ancient myths, some things should never be messed with, and that counts for this one as well, but it is still an epic extrava- ganza and the spy must spotlight it as expected. Today you can enjoy new photos and a poster for KING ARTHUR: LEGEND OF THE SWORD, which should, starring Jude Law and Charlie Hunnam, storm into cinemas this May around the world!

FROM NOTHING COMES A KING 
The story will focus on his rise to becoming King whilst reworking the original tale into a sweeping fantasy action adventure. We're first introduced to a streetwise young Arthur who, raised as a kid by three prostitutes in the 5th century, runs the back alleys of Londonium with his gang, unaware of the life he was born for until he grasps hold of the sword Excalibur - and with it, his future. Instantly challenged by the power of Excalibur, Arthur is forced to make some hard choices. Throwing in with the Resistance and a mysterious young woman named Guinevere (Astrid Berges Frisbey), he must learn to master the sword, face down his demons and unite the people to defeat the tyrant Vortigern (Jude Law), who stole his crown and murdered his father (Eric Bana), and become King.

JUDE LAW AND ERIC BANA
Directed by Guy Ritchie, this $100 million medieval epic will have fantastic elements too including massive snakes, war elephants and a Viking-like monster known as The Nemesis! Jude Law will appear in the movie as the main villain dictator Vortigern, the man who murdered Arthur's parents and stole his crown to become king. The movie, envisioned as the first part of the potential six movies franchise (which is highly unlikely given how many times the movie has been pushed and the lukewarm interest for it), will see Astrid Berges Frisbey playing a shadowy young woman named Guinevere. Eric Bana, who already played another English king Henry VIII, is Arthur's father King Uther Pendragon, Djimon Hounsou is Bedivere, who is Arthur's mentor in battles, Annabelle Wallis has gone from playing one of Henry's queens in Tudors to playing maid Maggie in this one, while Merlin's Katie McGrath is now maid Elsa after playing Lady Morgana in the BBC series. Millie Brady is Princess Katia, with Aidan Gillen also in the cast. David Beckham will have a small role in it too! Annie Symons, who worked on Da Vinci's Demons and Dracula epic TV series, made stunning costumes in this one as well! 

FAMILY SATURDAY: NBC'S NEW SITCOM 'GREAT NEWS' WITH BRIGA HEELAN, ADAM CAMPBELL! 'BAKERY IN BROOKLYN' ROMANTIC MOVIE WITH AIMEE TEEGARDEN

'GREAT NEWS' TV SITCOM
IT IS TAKE YOUR MOTHER TO WORK DAY!
We're family friendly this Saturday, people, with two new lovely comedies to announce, beginning with a new television sitcom GREAT NEWS which will start airing at NBC April 25th!
Getting along with office colleagues can be rough, but working with your mom? That’s a whole different story, and it’s the headline for Katie Wendelson (Briga Heelan), a smart, ambitious news producer at national cable news show “The Breakdown.” After 30 years of being a stay at home mom, Carol (Andrea Martin) decides that it’s never too late to follow your dreams and lands an internship at her daughter’s news show. This is Katie’s worst nightmare, until she comes to realize that with her biggest cheerleader at her side, she and her mom both might just make it after all. Sitting in the co-anchor chair at “The Breakdown” is Chuck Pierce (John Michael Higgins), the blowhard, difficult to please news desk veteran. Chuck intimidates everyone on staff except for Carol, who uses her polished mom skills to deal with him. Alongside him is Portia (Nicole Richie), the young, very hip co-host who brings a different perspective to old fashioned journalism. Leading the news team is Greg (Adam Campbell), the dashing young executive producer. Katie’s closest friend at the office is Justin (Horatio Sanz), the laid back video editor who has seen it all and is always more than happy to dole out his zenlike advice. Rounding out the newsroom is Beth (Tracey Wigfield), the creepy resident meteorologist who is far from your stereotypical weather girl.



'BAKERY IN BROOKLYN'
ROMANTIC COMEDY TRAILER
Out this weekend in USA cinemas is romantic family comedy BAKERY IN BROOKLYN starring Aimee Teegarden in the story of  Vivien and Chloe, two very different cousins living in Brooklyn who have been inseparable ever since they were children. At least, they were until recently. The sudden passing of their Aunt Isabelle has left them with a challenging inheritance: their aunt's quaint Boulangerie, named Isabelle's. Vivien, who has postponed her dream trip to Europe to help run the shop, wants to keep things traditional, but Chloe, who works as Fernando's assistant, a chef for a popular daytime cooking TV show, feels they should put a modern spin on things. But when the bank reveals that the Boulangerie is in danger of being foreclosed, Vivien and Chloe must put the baking mitts down to preserve their family's legacy. Vivien tries to deceive the bank pretending that Dave, her now widower uncle, lives on the boulangerie after the loss of his home by the debts, being helped by Paul, the agent sent by the bank. The trouble increases when Paul shows a love interest by Vivien, meanwhile Fernando and Chloe ...

Saturday, January 21, 2017

'FEUD' TV SERIES PHOTOS WITH SUSAN SARANDON, JESSICA LANGUE AS BETTE DAVIS & JOAN CRAWFORD! 'COLOSSAL' TRAILER WITH ANNE HATHAWAY, JASON SUDEIKIS, DAN STEVENS

'FEUD' PICS & TEASER
 SUSAN SARANDON, JESSICA LANGUE, CATHERINE ZETA JONES
First photos are here announcing anthology (it will deal with some famous celebrity feud in each season) TV series from FX titled FEUD        which will have first season lead by Jessica Langue and Susan Sarandon portraying the legendary rivalry between Bette Davis and Joan Crawford which began early on their careers, climaxed on the set of "Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?" and evolved into an Oscar vendetta all set in the patriarchal Hollywood studio system that pitted them against each other. Catherine Zeta Jones stars as Olivia de Havilland, with Alfred Molina, Stanley Tucci and Kathy Bates also in the cast of March 5th series.



'COLOSSAL' TRAILER
 WITH ANNE HATHAWAY, JASON SUDEIKIS AND DAN STEVENS
And a very crazy trailer for you today, it is the first one for Anne Hathaway's COLOSSAL which is out this April with her playing a woman who discovers that severe catastrophic events, in the form of a giant monster attacking the city, are somehow connected to the mental breakdown from which she's suffering. Also starring Jason Sudeikis and Dan Stevens, the movie will first hit Russia in February!

Friday, January 20, 2017

'WHITE PRINCESS' EPIC TV SERIES LAVISH CAST PHOTOS WITH JODIE COMER, JACOB COLLINS LEVY, MICHELLE FAIRLEY! 'REIGN' EPIC TV SERIES FINAL SEASON TRAILER IS HERE!

'WHITE PRINCESS' EPIC SERIES
 LAVISH CAST PHOTOS ARE HERE!
Tons of costume drama delight today, my spylings, as we have first photos and teasers for upcoming new period set TV shows! A few weeks ago I showed you the first teaser for THE WHITE PRINCESS series, a sequel to The White Queen but this time produced only by Starz without a help from BBC, and today you can feast your eyes on the lavish new cast photo shoot photos from the eight episode saga which will start its rule this April! As the photos show it will obviously have much better costumes than the first season which was largely criticised for historical inaccuracies and lack of any splendour.

YORKS VS TUDORS  
The story begins in the aftermath of the 1485 battle of Bosworth, the final conflict in England's War of the Roses, where Henry Tudor (Jacob Collins Levy) unexpectedly defeated King Richard III to become King Henry VII. Elizabeth of York (Jodie Comer), the niece and former lover of Richard, is forced to marry Henry to unite their warring families, but the two can barely contain their disdain for one another. Newly crowned Queen of England, Elizabeth finds herself torn between loyalty to her blood relatives, placating her husband and his icy mother (Michelle Fairley) and establishing herself as a key player within the court's intricate politics.

PREDOMINANTLY FEMALE CAST
Other stars in the cast include Essie Davis as Elizabeth's mother, previous queen Elizabeth, Joanne Whalley will be Duchesss of Burgundy her aunt, and sister to dead kings Richard III and Edward IV of England, with Michelle Fairley as Margaret Beaufort, the king's mother and the calculating mastermind behind Henry's ascent to the Throne, and Suki Waterhouse as Cecily of York, jealous younger sister to Princess Elizabeth! Amy Manson is going to portray Lady Catherine Gordon, cousin to King James IV of Scotland and the love interest of “The Boy” who claims to be Prince Richard of York, rightful heir to the throne and Elizabeth’s long lost brother played by Patrick Gibson! Andrew Whipp will play Richard Pole, supporter and former soldier of Henry VII, whose marriage to Elizabeth’s cousin Margaret Plantagenet (Rebecca Benson) reinforces the alliance between the Houses of York and Lancaster under Tudor rule. Kenneth Cranham is Bishop Morton and Vincent Regan is Jasper Tudor.



'REIGN' EPIC SERIES
FINAL SEASON TRAILER!
Meanwhile, over at CW all is set for the fourth and final season of their popular historical saga REIGN which will bring Mary Queen of Scots' reign to end starting February 10th! You can check out the first trailer below announcing the ending run which will have 16 episodes following Mary's settling in Scotland, fight with Queen Elizabeth and her new marriages. Adelaide Kane returns as Mary, Queen of Scots, Megan Follows as French queen Catherine de' Medici, Rachel Skarsten as Elizabeth I of England, Charlie Carrick as her lover Robert Dudley, Ben Geurens as Mary's ex lover Gideon Blackburn, Spencer MacPherson as Charles IX of France with Will Kemp arriving as one of Mary's new husbands Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley and Adam Croasdell as Bothwell! 

Thursday, January 19, 2017

FAMILY WEDNESDAY: TRAILERS FOR FAMILY ADVENTURE 'MY PET DINOSAUR' AND 'THE NUT JOB 2: NUTTY BY NATURE' ANIMATED SEQUEL

'THE NUT JOB 2' TRAILER
NUTTY BY NATURE!
We're family friendly today, people! I shall first entertain you younglings with the first trailer for animated sequel THE NUT JOB 2: NUTTY BY NATURE which will squirrel its way into theatres sometime next August with the voices of Katherine Heigl, Jackie Chan and Will Arnett.
Surly and his friends, Buddy, Andie and Precious discover that the mayor of Oakton City is cracking one big hustle to build a giant yet quite shabby amusement park, which in turn will bulldoze their home, which is the city park, and it's up to them and the rest of the park animals to stop the mayor, along with his daughter and a mad animal control officer from getting away with his scheme, and take back the park.



'MY PET DINOSAUR' TRAILER
A NEW FAMILY MOVIE
You can also check out the first poster and trailer for Australian family adventure MY PET DINOSAUR which should arrive into cinemas Down Under in April set in a troubled little town which is plunged into chaos when a boy accidentally makes a new friend. As you can see in the trailer he creates a dinosaur which adults, naturally, immediately want to kill and roast :( 

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

ULTRA EPIC FIRST TRAILER FOR 'INTO THE BADLANDS' DYSTOPIAN SF SERIES SEASON 2 IS HERE WITH DANIEL WU, EMILY BEECHAM,

'INTO THE BADLANDS'
SECOND SEASON TRAILER!
The only thing I have for you today in what has been a very slow beginning of the movie year, is the first trailer for the second season of AMC's popular martial arts action adventure dystopian series INTO THE BADLANDS which should start airing March 19th! As you can see from the trailer, the second season will obviously be wildly epic, even more so than the first one!

MARTIAL ARTS DYSTOPIA
The first season ended with Sunny (Daniel Wu) captured by his enemies, and taken to imprisonment where he meets Baije (Nick Frost). With questionable morals and always looking for the quick score, Bajie is an irreverent and unlikely new ally to Sunny. However, through the course of the season, Sunny will discover that Bajie harbours secrets of his own and isn’t everything he appears to be. His protege M.K. (Aramis Knight) got separated from him and while M.K. struggles to control his powers, Sunny is determined to fight his way back INTO THE BADLANDS to find his family or die trying. On their journey, they are assisted by mysterious, new allies whose motivations may be anything but pure. Meanwhile, the Widow (Emily Beecham, sporting the most horrid new hairdo) continues to consolidate power against the other Barons, while a dark and mysterious threat prepares to exact revenge on them all. Alliances are struck, friendships betrayed, and by season’s end, Sunny and M.K.’s lives will be forever altered with devastating consequences. Orla Brady, Sarah Bolger, Oliver Stark also star!

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

'JOURNEY'S END' WW1 POSTER WITH SAM CLAFLIN, PAUL BETTANY, TOM STURRIDGE, TOBY JONES! 'BIRDS LIKE US' ANIMATED MOVIE WITH ALICIA VIKANDER, JIM BROADBENT, JEREMY IRONS

'JOURNEY'S END' POSTER
FOR SAM CLAFLIN, PAUL BETTANY WORLD WAR ONE MOVIE
First poster has been released for period set movie with a gorgeous cast JOURNEY'S END which will star Sam Claflin, Paul Bettany, Tom Sturridge, Asa Butterfield, Toby Jones, in Saul Dibb (Suite Francaise, The Duchess) directed World War One story!
Based on RC Sherriff's seminal British play (which had Laurence Olivier in the original theatre cast) about World War One, the story of the movie is set in a dugout in Aisne in 1918, following a group of British officers, led by the mentally disintegrating young officer Stanhope, variously awaiting their fate.


'BIRDS LIKE US' ANIMATED FILM
WITH ALICIA VIKANDER, JEREMY IRONS AND JIM BROADBENT
You can also check out the first photos from new animated movie BIRDS LIKE US which, although it is coming from Bosnia's Faruk Sabanovic, has a very strong voice cast including Alicia Vikander, Jim Broadbent, Jeremy Irons, Sheridan Smith! Based on the 11th century Persian masterpiece The Conference of the Birds by Farid al-Din ‘Attar the first Bosnian animated movie ever follows a motley crew of birds, doomed to one another, led by a bat, which embarks on a journey and faces storms, raging mountains, stars and the sea, all in search of happiness. Flung out of the safe haven of Birdabad into a world tormented by the Horror, the lovely Hupu, her silent husband Hasan, the ever-helpful little Mi and the tyrant Kondor are forced on an epic journey to find their way home.

Monday, January 16, 2017

NEW TV COMEDIES: 'SUPERIOR DONUTS' WITH JUDD HIRSCH, KATEY SAGAL, SUPERHERO SITCOM 'POWERLESS' WITH VANESSA HUDGENS, ALAN TUDYK

'POWERLESS' SITCOM
 HEROES NEED NO POWERS
Two comedies are starting their small screen life soon, people! February 2nd will bring POWERLESS to NBC! In a world where humanity must cope with the collateral damage of Super Heroes and Super Villains, Emily Locke (Vanessa Hudgens) begins her first day as Director of Research & Development for Wayne Security, a subsidiary of Wayne Enterprises that specializes in products that make defenceless bystanders feel a little safer. Full of confidence and big ideas, Emily quickly learns that her expectations far exceed those of her new boss (Alan Tudyk) and officemates, so it will be up to her to lead the team toward their full potential and the realization that you don’t need superpowers to be a hero.



'SUPERIOR DONUTS' SITCOM
JUDD HIRSCH RETURNS TO TV
The same day, but over at rival CBS, marks the beginning of multi camera sitcom SUPERIOR DONUTS about the owner (Judd Hirsch returning to sitcoms decades after Dear John) of a small donut shop that’s located in a quickly gentrifying Chicago neighbourhood. Arthur is a gruff, to the point Chicagoan who refuses to sell newfangled cronuts and macchiatos or renovate his dated shop that hasn’t changed since it opened in 1969. That all changes when enterprising go-getter Franco (Jermaine Fowler) fast talks his way into Arthur’s life as his new (and only) employee, and convinces him that he can bring the shop – and Arthur – into the 21st century. Arthur’s supportive regulars include loyal patron Randy (Katey Sagal) a cop whose late father was Arthur’s best friend; her overeager rookie partner, James; Tush, a colorful customer who uses the shop counter as a makeshift office, where he keeps tabs on a variety of odd jobs via fax machine; Maya, a privileged grad-school student working on her Ph. D; and Sweatpants, Franco’s long time friend who’s willing to dress as a donut to help drum up more business. Looking to cash in on the urban renewal is Arthur’s over caffeinated neighbour, aspiring real estate capitalist Fawz, who pushes Arthur on a daily basis to sell the building to him. With his business in jeopardy, Arthur grudgingly realizes that he had better embrace the change around him and that Franco could be exactly what he – and the donut shop – need to thrive. After the premiere, the sitcom will move to Monday evenings!

Sunday, January 15, 2017

FIRST 'GENIUS' TV SERIES TRAILER WITH GEOFFREY RUSH AS EINSTEIN! 'BIG LITTLE LIES' TV SERIES TRAILER & POSTER WITH NICOLE KIDMAN, REESE WITHERSPOON, ALEXANDER SKARSGARD

  'GENIUS' SERIES TRAILER
GEOFFREY RUSH AS EINSTEIN!
Earlier this winter I showed you the first photos from National Geographic's scripted series GENIUS and now we have a trailer too ahead of April premiere! Geoffrey Rush and Johnny Flynn are portraying the famous scientist in his older and younger years!
RON HOWARD HELMS 
 Oscar winner Ron Howard is helming the ten episode GENIUS series on the famous physicist Albert Einstein which will describe how an imaginative, rebellious patent clerk, who couldn’t get a teaching job or a doctorate, unlocked the mysteries of the atom and the universe. Each episode will explore Einstein’s extraordinary scientific achievements, along with his volatile, passionate and complex personal relationships. Emily Watson plays his first wife.



  'BIG LITTLE LIES' TV SERIES
 ALEXANDER SKARSGARD, NICOLE KIDMAN, REESE WITHERSPOON
You can also check out the first poster for HBO's February 19th mini series BIG LITTLE LIES a story about three mothers of first graders, whose apparently perfect lives unravel to the point of murder, starring Nicole Kidman, Alexander Skarsgard, Laura Dern, Reese Witherspoon, Shailene Woodley and Adam Scott. While Madeline and Celeste take new in town single mom Jane under their wing, none of them realises how the arrival of Jane and her inscrutable little boy will affect them all. Big little lies is a brilliant take on ex-husbands and second wives, schoolyard scandal, and the dangerous little lies we tell ourselves just to survive.