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We’ve already has a teaser [watch it here], and now the BBC has released the first full trailer for the upcoming second series of Steven Knight’s (Locke) crime drama Peaky Blinders, and we have it for you below.
Series 2 of the show sees Cillian Murphy’s gang boss Tommy Shelby expanding his operations down South, bringing him into contact with some of London’s biggest gangs.
Peaky Blinders returns for its second series next month.
The post New trailer for Peaky Blinders series 2 appeared first on Flickering Myth. »
- Gary Collinson
The first season of British gangster series Peaky Blinders has flown under the radar of many viewers in the Us, despite starring Cillian Murphy and Sam Neill. Expect the show to experience a huge uptick in interest soon, however, as the second season will also feature Tom Hardy. The show was created by Steven Knight, […]
- Russ Fischer
Nicole Kidman and Sam Neill play the couple who take a yachting trip to forget the death of their child only to pick up deranged killer Billy Zane when he drifts by. Director Philip Noyce achieves terrifying levels of dread and tension in this three-handed horror-thriller with all the action taking place on board or below ship. Another version by Orson Welles - The Deep - never reached cinemas because of the death of its star, Laurence Harvey. »
Directed by noted theatre director Simon Stone, the film is a “contemporary portrait of family love, dysfunction, deception and denial, inspired by Stone’s award-winning re-imagining of Henrik Ibsen’s ‘The Wild Duck’.” The story follows a man who returns home to discover a long-buried family secret, and whose attempts to put things right threaten the lives of those he left years before.
It is produced by Fate Films, with producers Jan Chapman and Nicole O’Donohue. Financing comes from Screen Australia and Screen Nsw.
Roadshow Films, which also backed the project from its development stages, will distribute in Australia and New Zealand. Mongrel Film handles international sales.
- Patrick Frater
Welcome to The Best Movie You Never Saw, a column dedicated to examining films that have flown under the radar or gained traction throughout the years, earning them a place as a cult classic or underrated gem that was either before it’s time and/or has aged like a fine wine. This week we’ll be looking at Phillip Noyce’s Dead Calm starring Nicole Kidman, Sam Neill, and Billy Zane! The Story: An Australian couple take a sailing trip in the Pacific to »
- Paul Shirey
• After singing his praises on Twitter, Jessica Chastain has been approached by director Xavier Dolan (Mommy) to play a part in his first English-language feature The Death and Life of John F. Donovan. Chastain would play the “villain,” an editor-in-chief of a gossip magazine. The satirical film follows an American movie star with a secret correspondence with an 11 year-old in London. [The Wrap]
• Morgan Freeman has reportedly been offered the role of Ildarin in the Ben-Hur remake. Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted) is directing the film that will be based more on the 1880 Lew Wallace novel Ben-Hur: A Tale Of The Christ than the 1959 film starring Charlton Heston. »
- Jake Perlman
I Saw the Light
Elizabeth Olsen will team with Tom Hiddleston in the Marc Abraham-directed Hank Williams biopic "I Saw the Light" for RatPac Entertainment, Bron Studios and Creative Wealth Media Finance. Olsen will play Williams' wife Audrey Mae in the film which begins shooting next month in Louisiana.
Williams was born in 1923 in Alabama and broke out in the post-World War II era with numerous hit songs. He also suffered from spina bifida and died at age 29 after struggling with alcoholism and addiction to prescription drugs. [Source: Variety]
- Garth Franklin
Miranda Otto (Rake, Lord Of the Rings), Anna Torv (Fringe) and Sam Neill (Jurassic Park, The Piano) are joining Geoffrey Rush and Ewen Leslie in Australian theater director Simon Stone’s debut feature, The Daughter, which goes into production in Sydney on Friday. Paul Schneider and rising star Odessa Young also star in the film. Billed as a “contemporary portrait of family love, dysfunction, deception and denial,” The Daughter is inspired by Stone’s award-winning stage re-imagining of Henrik Ibsen’s The Wild Duck. Set in the last days of a dying logging town, Christian (Schneider) returns to his
- Pip Bulbeck
Roadshow Films will distribute in Australia and New Zealand. Jan Chapman and Nicole O’Donohue will produce.
Stone has written and directed plays for leading Australian companies such as the Belvoir, Melbourne, Sydney and Malthouse Theatre companies.
His acclaimed adaptation of The Wild Duck won the 2011 Helpmann Award for best play and the Sydney Theatre Award for best mainstage production and best direction.
- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
Mongrel Intl. has acquired international sales rights to Australian stage director Simon Stone’s feature bow “The Daughter,” and will be repping the title during the Toronto film festival, the company announced today.
Mongrel Media will distribute in Canada, while Roadshow, which has backed “Daughter” since development, will release in Australia and New Zealand.
“We’re indebted to Jan and Nicole for entrusting us with what will be an extraordinary film,” said Mongrel Media president Hussain Amarshi. “It fits perfectly with Mongrel’s plan to bring prestigious entertainment to intelligent audiences in Canada and now throughout the world. »
- Jennie Punter
Since its debut in 1989, across 552 episodes and 25 seasons, The Simpsons has become one of the most revered and beloved TV programmes of all time. It’s a true cultural phenomenon that’s influenced not just animation, but all areas of TV comedy and sitcom. For so many of us, its quotes and catchphrases have permeated our everyday vernacular, from single words like “crisitunity” and “embiggen” to phrases “you don’t win friends with salad” and “everything’s coming up Milhouse.”
Personal opinions may vary, but for me the show’s peak years were from season 4 through to 10. They’re consistently funny, all killer and no filler runs with barely a dud episode to be found between 1992-1998. Past this point the standard becomes a little more mixed, and recent seasons have been distinctly average at best. The »
Are you ready for a "dark, romantic" incarnation of Satanic tyke Damien? Lifetime sure hopes so, because the cable network has ordered a six episode straight-to-series sequel to "The Omen," fittingly titled "Damien." "Damien" comes from "The Shield" and "The Walking Dead" veteran Glen Mazzara and Fox Television Studios. The project will premiere on Lifetime in 2015, with Ross Fineman and Pancho Mansfield also executive producing. “We are thrilled to be bringing a contemporary version of 'The Omen’s' Damien Thorn back to the screen," blurbs Lifetime Evp Rob Sharenow. "Glen Mazzara has re-imagined him as a dark, romantic, anti-hero and this fresh take blends complex characters with premium storytelling to make something truly original." Adds Fox TV Studios Svp Nancy Cotton, "'The Omen' is a jewel in the crown of the Fox features library; we’re gratified and eager to bring a new iteration of ‘Damien’ and »
- Daniel Fienberg
Back in February it was revealed that Tom Hardy (The Dark Knight Rises, Locke) would be joining the cast of Peaky Blinders for its second series, and now we have the first images of a bearded Hardy in the BBC Two period gangster series…
Peaky Blinders is created by Steven Knight (Locke) and centres on the real life Peaky Blinders gang, who operated in Birmingham following the First World War. Hardy’s Inception and The Dark Knight Rises co-star Cillian Murphy leads the cast as gang boss Tommy Shelby alongside Sam Neill (Jurassic Park, The Tudors) as Chief Inspector Chester Campbell. Check out the series 2 teaser here…
- Gary Collinson
The BBC show that seemed to slip by unnoticed last September – Peaky Blinders – is returning this autumn with a second season, and another major star in its cast. With the first season featuring Cillian Murphy and Sam Neill in leading roles, those two dramatic heavyweights will now be joined by Tom Hardy – star of The Dark Knight Rises and, most recently, the tremendous Locke.
Peaky Blinder is a grand, sweeping tale of the historic gang of the same name that operated in Birmingham, England, at the turn of the century. Legend has it that their name came from their tendency to wear peaked caps with razors sewn into the front for use as a weapon – although that has been questioned in recent times. The show is set shortly after World War I, and centres around the gang’s highly dangerous boss, Tommy Shelby (Murphy), and Chief Inspector Chester Campbell (Neill) of the Royal Irish Constabulary, »
- Sarah Myles
Reviewed by Kevin Scott, MoreHorror.com
Damien: Omen II (1978)
Directed by: Don Taylor
Cast: William Holden (Richard Thorn), Lee Grant (Ann Thorn), Jonathan Scott-Taylor (Damien Thorn), Sylvia Sidney (Aunt Marion), Robert Foxworth (Paul Buher), Lance Henriksen (Seargent Neff), Meshach Taylor (Dr. Kane)
I know it may be a bit peculiar to review a sequel without doing a retrospective of a whole series of films, but I actually have never seen this one. I watched it and the third movie “The Final Conflict” with Sam Neill back to back. While I haven’t seen the fourth entry, I can say this is probably the last one that has the feel of the original. I can compare this to “Jaws 2”. While not as powerful as the original, it still seems like it exists in the same world. Also like all the “Jaws” sequels after part two, »
The actor has been coming to St John for nearly 20 years. But while he's obsessed with the place his greatest passion is reserved for his New Zealand vineyards
Sam Neill is an oenophile and vigneron: two words that strike cold terror into the Observer's bean-counters in advance of our lunch at St John in Clerkenwell. These fears are not allayed by the 66-year-old actor's rather jolly Twitter feed, which for the week before today's encounter has detailed the adventures of an assiduous bon vivant, matching food and fine wine in some of London's smartest restaurants. "Try to steer him towards the less expensive bottles," suggests my editor.
At the appointed hour, Neill bounds up the stairs to the dining room in the whitewashed one-time smokehouse. His hair is neatly parted at the side and a clipped moustache bristles: the effect is of a second world war officer on leave. As »
- Tim Lewis
The Weinstein Company presents The Giver press conference at Essex House on Central Park South Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze
Phillip Noyce, who directed Dead Calm with Sam Neill, Nicole Kidman and Billy Zane - Rabbit-Proof Fence with Kenneth Branagh and David Gulpilil - The Quiet American with Michael Caine - and Catch A Fire with Tim Robbins, now gives us The Giver.
Following the press conference with Jeff Bridges (who paid tribute to Robin Williams), Meryl Streep, Katie Holmes, Taylor Swift, Brenton Thwaites, et al, I spoke with the director about his James Turrell inspiration for The Giver's abode. MoMA PS1, where Michelangelo Frammartino's Alberi was shown in 2013 is the location of Turrell's Meeting.
- Anne-Katrin Titze
The acting world has expressed shock and sadness at the death of legendary star Robin Williams.
The actor and comedian was found dead in his Tiburon, CA home on Monday (August 11) following a suspected suicide.
His wife Susan Schneider said in a statement: "I am utterly heartbroken. On behalf of Robin's family, we are asking for privacy during our time of profound grief.
"As he is remembered, it is our hope the focus will not be on Robin's death, but on the countless moments of joy and laughter he gave to millions."
Here are some of the first remembrances from the acting world to hit the web:
I could not be more stunned by the loss of Robin Williams, mensch, great talent, acting partner, genuine soul.
— Steve Martin (@SteveMartinToGo) August 11, 2014
We mourn the loss of our friend Robin Williams, who always made us laugh and smile. pic.twitter.com/UOY »
Colin Trevorrow clearly knows how to use social media. On the eve of Guardians of the Galaxy’s worldwide premiere, the director tweeted a new picture from next year’s Jurassic World featuring Chris Pratt, Hollywood’s new superstar who anchors both franchises.
In the picture, Pratt does his best to look dark, insightful and mysterious, in what appears to be a blatant attempt to embody Harrison Ford in every movie he stars in. Look, he’s even wearing the signature Han Solo vest!
See you next summer, Star-Lord. #Gotg pic.twitter.com/PfMNYPRZbQ
— Colin Trevorrow (@colintrevorrow) August 1, 2014
A more apt comparison for his character, however, harkens back to Spielberg’s original movie. Speaking to The Independent, Pratt says:
- Harrison Okin
The Irish actor returns as gang leader Tommy in the BBC Two period drama set in 1920s post-war Birmingham.
The forthcoming series will see the Shelby family expand their crime empire, while maintaining control over their Birmingham heartland.
Creator Steven Knight said of the new series: "It's getting bigger, it's getting richer and as a result of that it's getting more dangerous. The gang are entering areas of even greater jeopardy.
"And anyone like Tommy who is so good at what he does will attract dangerous people »
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