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BBC Two is 50 - the British Broadcasting Corporation's second eldest child hits the half-century mark today - Sunday, April 20.
Picking out the greatest shows from five decades of broadcasting seems like a near-impossible task, but never say that Digital Spy is easily cowed. These are - in our humble opinion - the channel's finest ever offerings.
BBC Two is 50: The Hour, Bottom and more shows to bring back
The rules are as follows: shows like Red Dwarf that originated on BBC Two are eligible, but shows better associated with another channel are not - say Top of the Pops, which aired on BBC One for the majority of its run but shifted to the sister channel for its final episodes.
Oh, and we're talking only original commissions - so no Us imports either. But even that barely narrows it down, so if you think there are any glaring omissions, »
Review Ryan Lambie 18 Apr 2014 - 06:25
While Bong Joon-ho's Snowpiercer was ploughing ahead in the director's native South Korea, making $65m in that country alone last year, the sci-fi dystopia's release in English-speaking markets ground to a halt. The intentions of The Weinstein Company were much-publicised: to lop out around 25 minutes of character development from the film's 125-minute duration. There were also (thankfully false) internet rumours about a plan to paste in a Neil Gaiman-penned narration over the footage which remained.
The stand-off between director Bong and the Weinsteins, who wanted to make Snowpiercer accessible to "audiences in Iowa and Oklahoma" has, thankfully, been resolved since, and it seems that Snowpiercer will soon be screened uncut in countries such as Britain and America. In a strange parallel between life and art, »
Doctor Who Legacy will receive a significant content update today (April 17).
Dubbed version 20, it adds stages from episodes throughout Series 5, and new characters including the first Doctor (William Hartnell), second (Patrick Troughton), ninth (Christopher Eccleston), the War Doctor (John Hurt) and their allies.
Two new features have also been added. One is the Perk System, which rewards players when you match any colour in a shape of a cross, full horizontal line of a T-shape.
Also added is an Expert Mode, which features black and white versions of existing characters that have appeared through a rip in space and time to offer very challenging levels.
The update is said to go live by 4pm UK time.
Creative Director Lee Cummings added: "The Version 2.0 release of the game »
Sword and sandal epics are all the rage once more; we’ve had 300: Rise of an Empire, Noah, and The Legend of Hercules in 2014 alone. Now, Dwayne Johnson enters the fray as the title character in Brett Ratner’s Hercules, coming to theatres this summer. We’ve already seen trailers and clips from the film, and today we have yet another TV spot featuring CGI animals and Johnson’s biceps.
The film picks up following Hercules’s famous twelve labors, as the Greek hero wanders the world as a sword-for-hire. He’s picked up by the King of Thrace (John Hurt), who wants Hercules’s help in defeating a tyrannical overlord. I’m sure that Hercules’s decision is helped by the presence of the King’s daughter, but this is a manly epic about manly men being manly. And so, Herc and some compatriots set out to train »
- Lauren Humphries-Brooks
For years, Jim Henson’s Creature Shop has given life to the iconic puppets and creatures in your favorite children’s shows (Sesame Street), sci-fi/fantasy movies (Labyrinth), and other endlessly-rewound projects (basically, anything with the Muppets).
As Chairman of the Henson Company, Brian Henson (son of Jim and Jane Henson) has worked on his share of famous creatures — and as the head judge on Syfy’s new reality series Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Challenge (Tuesdays at 10 pm), Henson is hoping that fans will relish a weekly peek behind the curtain of one of Hollywood’s most fascinating processes. »
- Marc Snetiker
Audiences will know Hercules’ legend as the Greek hero shows his strength in a TV filled with new footage from the action adventure film. The new clip comes as Paramount Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures set to release ‘Hercules’ in theaters on July 25. The film, which is based on Radical Comics’ ‘Hercules’ by Steve Moore, was directed by ‘X-Men: The Last Stand’ helmer Brett Ratner. The movie, which was written by Ryan Condal and Evan Spiliotopoulos, is a revisionist take on the classic myth. ‘Hercules’ stars Dwayne Johnson, Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Joseph Fiennes, Peter Mullan and John Hurt. For more information on ‘Hercules,’ visit the film’s official website, as [ Read More ]
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- Karen Benardello
Feature Alex Westthorp 16 Apr 2014 - 07:00
In March 1981, as he made his Doctor Who debut, Peter Davison was already one the best known faces on British television. Not only was he the star of both a BBC and an ITV sitcom - Sink Or Swim and Holding The Fort - but as the young and slightly reckless Tristan Farnon in All Creatures Great And Small, about the often humorous cases of Yorkshire vet James Herriot and his colleagues, he had cemented his stardom. The part led, indirectly, to his casting as the venerable Time Lord.
July 25 is edging nearer and nearer, meaning we’re getting closer to the release of Paramount and MGM’s film, “Hercules.” The film, based on Radical Comics’ “Hercules” by Steve Moore, stars Dwayne Johnson as the mythical hero himself alongside Golden Globe Winner Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Joseph Fiennes, Peter Mullan and Academy Award®-nominee John Hurt. The film will show Hercules going through the tremendous task of The 12 Labors, but with a revisionist slant. Also, since Hercules is played by none other than Johnson, whose previous incarnation was as wrestling hero The Rock, you can expect tons of action, including sword fighting, fists, and anything else that needs bulging muscles. [ Read More ]
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During last night's MTV Movie Awards, Paramount Pictures unveiled a new TV spot for Dwayne Johnson's "Hercules" film, co-starring Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Joseph Fiennes, and John Hurt. Check it out below. Plot: Haunted by a sin from his past, Hercules has become a mercenary. Along with five faithful companions, he travels ancient Greece selling his services for gold and using his legendary reputation to intimidate enemies. But when the benevolent ruler of Thrace and his daughter seek Hercules' help to defeat a savage and terrifying warlord, Hercules finds that in order for good to triumph and justice to prevail... he must again become the hero he once was... he must embrace his own myth... he must be Hercules. "Hercules" is directed by Brett Ratner and is set to hit theaters on July 25th. TV Spot: »
During last night’s MTV Movie Awards, a brand new TV spot for Brett Ratner’s Hercules aired, featuring plenty of never before seen action-packed footage from the highly anticipated movie which stars WWE Superstar turned Hollywood’s highest grossing actor, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.
Based on Radical Comics’ Hercules: The Thracian Wars series, the big screen adaptation will be directed by Brett Ratner and picks up with a slightly older and more experienced Hercules. There’s undoubtedly franchise potential here, especially with a star like The Rock in the titular role.
The special effects also seem to have been improved since the release of the first trailer, and it looks like an awful lot of fun. Be sure to stay tuned for more on Hercules, and let us know what you think of this new footage in the comment section below!
Everyone knows the legend of Hercules and his twelve labors. »
- Josh Wilding
Following on from the first trailer and clip, Paramount Pictures has now given us the first official TV spot for director Brett Ratner’s (X-Men: The Last Stand) sword-and-sandals fantasy Hercules, which is based upon the graphic novel Hercules: The Thracian Wars and sees Dwayne Johnson (Pain & Gain) in the lead role as the mythological hero….
Everyone knows the legend of Hercules and his twelve labors. This story begins after the labors, and after the legend. Haunted by a sin from his past, Hercules has become a mercenary. Along with five faithful companions, he travels ancient Greece selling his services for gold and using his legendary reputation to intimidate enemies. But when the benevolent ruler of Thrace and his daughter seek Hercules’ help to defeat a savage and terrifying warlord, Hercules finds that in order for good to triumph and justice to prevail… he must again become the hero he once was… »
- Gary Collinson
Paramount Pictures has released a new TV spot for "Hercules" starring Dwayne Johnson. The epic adventure opens in theaters from July 25th, 2014, and is based on Radical Comics’ "Hercules" by Steve Moore. Also in the cast are Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Joseph Fiennes, Peter Mullan and John Hurt. Fourteen hundred years ago, a tormented soul walked the earth that was neither man nor god. Hercules was the powerful son of the god king Zeus, for this he received nothing but suffering his entire life. After twelve arduous labors and the loss of his family, this dark, world-weary soul turned his back on the gods finding his only solace in bloody battle. Over the years he warmed to the company of six similar souls, their only bond being their love of fighting and presence of death. These men and woman never question where they go to fight or why or whom, »
Based on the Radical Studios graphic novel “Hercules: The Thracian Wars,” the ensemble-action film is a revisionist take on the classic myth set in a grounded world where the supernatural does not exist. The screenplay is by Ryan Condal and Evan Spiliotopoulos.
Everyone knows the legend of Hercules and his twelve labors. Our story begins after the labors, and after the legend…
Haunted by a sin from his past, Hercules has become a mercenary. Along with five faithful companions, he travels ancient Greece selling his services for gold and using his legendary reputation to intimidate enemies. But when the benevolent ruler of Thrace and his »
- Kellvin Chavez
The first TV spot for Brett Ratner's Hercules has gone online. Not to be confused with the Hercules movie that came out earlier this year, Ratner’s take on the Greek legend is billed as “a revisionist take on the classic myth set in a grounded world where the supernatural does not exist.” The story takes place after Hercules’ famous twelve labors, and has him “traveling with a group of mercenaries and cashing in on his famous name until he’s hired to train an army for an epic battle.” This TV spot contains some new footage including Hercules (Dwayne Johnson) throwing a goddamn horse. Hit the jump to check out the Hercules TV spot. The film also stars John Hurt, Ian McShane, Joseph Fiennes, Peter Mullan, Rufus Sewell, Robert Maillet, and Irina Shayk. Hercules opens in 3D on July 25th. Here’s the official synopsis for Hercules: Paramount Pictures »
- Matt Goldberg
The first TV spot for Hercules was revealed at tonight's MTV Movie Awards show. Starring Dwayne Johnson, the action epic hits theaters this summer on July 25, 2014.
Everyone knows the legend of Hercules and his twelve labors. Our story begins after the labors, and after the legend. Haunted by a sin from his past, Hercules has become a mercenary. Along with five faithful companions, he travels ancient Greece selling his services for gold and using his legendary reputation to intimidate enemies. But when the benevolent ruler of Thrace and his daughter seek Hercules' help to defeat a savage and terrifying warlord, Hercules finds that in order for good to triumph and justice to prevail... he must again become the hero he once was... he must embrace his own myth... he must be Hercules.
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Hercules comes to theaters July 25th, 2014 and stars Dwayne Johnson, »
Paramount Pictures has debuted the first TV spot for Hercules , starring Dwayne Johnson and hitting theaters on July 25. Check it out in the player below! Directed by Brett Ratner, the action adventure also stars Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Joseph Fiennes, Peter Mullan, John Hurt, Rebecca Ferguson, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Aksel Hennie, Reece Ritchie and Tobias Santelmann. The film is based on the Radical Studios graphic novel "Hercules: The Thracian Wars." Everyone knows the legend of Hercules and his twelve labors. Our story begins after the labors, and after the legend. Haunted by a sin from his past, Hercules has become a mercenary. Along with five faithful companions, he travels ancient Greece selling his services for gold and using his legendary reputation »
“We no longer exist as playwrights or actors but as terminals of multiple networks […] passive spectators of an empty scene where nothing takes place and which nonetheless fills our vision.”
—Jean Baudrillard (The Ecstasy of Communication, 1987)
The human geography of Jim Jarmusch’s cinema has always been one of the most cosmopolitan American cinema could ever afford. Long before the budget of his productions allowed him to cross the Atlantic his curiosity brought him closer to the foreign streams that formed his country and away from its paradoxical provincialism. Allie in Permanent Vacation (1980) wanting to move to Paris (only to meet, at the end of the film, his Parisian equivalent wanting to move to New York…), Willie’s Hungarian cousin in Stranger Than Paradise (1984), the bizarre Italian in Down By Law (1986), the Japanese couple, the Brit and the Italian woman in Mystery Train (1989), and so on; his cinema is densely populated by immigrants. »
- Celluloid Liberation Front
The first Hercules film, you know, the one that starred Kellan Lutz last month, failed to set cinema screens alight, so studio bosses may be twitching a little ahead of the Brett Ratner/ Dwayne Johnson version this summer. We’ll reserve judgement on the film until its release of course, but here’s a first clip from the adventure featuring the title character, John Hurt and Rufus Sewell’s characters as they approach a ‘trap’.
Hercules arrives in cinemas on the 25th July in the Us, and the 8th August in the UK.
Visit the official site: MightyHercules.com
Source: MGM/ Paramount
The post ‘Hercules’ Is Not Afraid In This First Clip From Brett Ratner’s Film appeared first on The Hollywood News. »
- Paul Heath
Watch this new clip from Hercules with the son of Zeus himself, Dwayne The Rock Johnson.
From director Brett Ratner, Hercules will be in theaters July 25th.
Paramount Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures’ film Hercules, starring Dwayne Johnson, bows on July 25th. Based on Radical Comics’ Hercules by Steve Moore, this ensemble-action film is a revisionist take on the classic myth, Hercules.
The post Hercules Movie Clip Stars Dwayne The Rock Johnson appeared first on We Are Movie Geeks.
- Michelle McCue
(Cbr) MTV has posted a new clip from the Brett Ratner-directed "Hercules" in anticipation of the MTV Movie Awards on April 13. The footage features Dwayne Johnson as Hercules, John Hurt as Cotys and more as Hercules’ army walks straight into a trap. It’s not the first footage revealed from the upcoming film — a teaser trailer released in late March — but it certainly gives a much better idea of what to expect from the movie. Based on the Radical Publishing series "Hercules: The Thracian Wars" by Steve Moore and Admira Wijaya, the film is a slightly different take on the mythological demigod, following his journey as a sword-for-hire who is contracted by the King of Thrace to train his men into the greatest army in history. Opening July 25, "Hercules" also stars Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Joseph Fiennes, Peter Mullan, Rebecca Ferguson, Ingrid Bolso Berdal, Aksel Hennie and Reece Ritchie. »
- Steve Sunu, Comic Book Resources
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