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Peaky Blinders series 2 episode 4 review

23 hours ago | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Peaky Blinders series 2 goes from strength to strength, as do its cast's performances. Here's Tom's review of episode 4...

This review contains spoilers.

Another week, another storming episode of Peaky Blinders. The sophomore season hit the ground running, and with tension heightening and old faces making their return, the last two episodes promise to be tense.

You could tell it was coming. In the episodes running up to this, and certainly the last ten minutes, you could see that Grace’s return was imminent. Even before Annabelle Wallis’ fleeting appearance, the spectre of Grace continued to haunt Tommy, his horse named in reference to her betrayal. It was great to see the writers pull the trigger and bring her back with two episodes to go, and give her reappearance a chance to have some narrative breathing space.

Though now it definitely feels like Charlotte Riley’s character May Carleton has been »

- louisamellor

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What to Watch: Tonight's TV Picks - The Big Bang Theory, Peaky Blinders

23 October 2014 4:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The Big Bang Theory: E4, 8.30pm

The hit comedy series based around a group of geeky physicists and their clueless misadventures returns for its eighth season.

In the first episode Amy and Leonard find themselves in Arizona after Sheldon's chaotic cross-country train journey, while Penny interviews for a position at Bernadette's company.

Peaky Blinders: E4, 8.30pm

Series two in this drama on the Birmingham-based gang, the Peaky Blinders, has focused on their ambitious growth led by Tommy Shelby (Cillian Murphy).

As Tommy finds out about the mission Major Campbell (Sam Neill) wants him to undertake, Arthur Shelby (Paul Anderson) attempts a takeover of London's Eden Club.

Russell Howard's Good News: BBC Two, 10pm

For its ninth series, Russell Howard's comedic take on the week's news moves channels from BBC Three.

This week sees Howard once again tackle the big stories from this week with his usual satirical methods. »

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Peaky Blinders series 2 episode 3 review

16 October 2014 8:57 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Peaky Blinders continues dishing out great performances, tantalising stories, and high production values. Here's Tom's review...

This review contains spoilers.

In the world of Peaky Blinders, it is increasingly likely that any close association with the Blinders gang will put you in jeopardy. And as the stakes and problems continue to rise for the Shelby family, so does the quality of the series.

The arrival of the Digbeth Kid in the opening scenes highlighted more than anything in the series the danger the Shelbys can bring upon you. Arriving on screen as a naïve lad looking to impress, he leaves as quickly as he arrived, his throat slashed in a dank prison cell during a graphic scene. The violence has taken a step up in this second series of Peaky Blinders, yet nothing has been more graphic than that. For a character we have just met, it is a tragic end, »

- louisamellor

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What to Watch: Tonight's TV Picks - Peaky Blinders, Suburgatory

16 October 2014 4:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Peaky Blinders: BBC Two, 9pm

This historical gang drama - based on the exploits of the real-life Peaky Blinders - depicts the expansion of the Blinders' territory and Tommy Shelby's (Cillian Murphy) dangerous ambitions.

After Tommy's life-threatening beating, he sets his sights on taking control of the southern racecourses and gaining the favour of aristocrat May Carleton. However, danger lurks in the form of Major Campbell (Sam Neill) and Darby Sabini (Noah Taylor).

The Great Fire: ITV, 9pm

This brand new drama consists of four episodes charting the destructive repercussions of the famous Great Fire of London in 1666, and the role of baker Thomas Farriner (Andrew Buchan) in the incident.

Also starring Game of Thrones cast members Rose Leslie and Charles Dance, tonight's episode introduces Farriner and focuses on the outbreak of the Great Fire, setting up the heart-breaking stories that follow.

Suburgatory: E4, 9pm

Suburgatory draws to a close tonight, »

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Deluxe Australia launches industry support fund

14 October 2014 2:45 AM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Deluxe Australia today launched the Deluxe Heartbeat Fund, which encompasses and extends the company.s industry support programs.

One of the key aims of the Heartbeat Fund is help filmmakers articulate a clear vision of their target audience at the outset, and execute accordingly.

.Australian films are facing specific challenges in cutting through to audiences,. Deluxe MD Alaric McAusland told If. .We want to work with filmmakers on features where they have a clear vision of audience engagement and that.s built in as an integral part of the budget at the start, not as an after-thought.

.The Australian film label is a disincentive for some audiences; our films used to be cool. We are at a tipping point..

McAusland said Deluxe intends to collaborate with industry guilds and other stakeholders to develop programs to engage Australian audiences.

He sees an obvious need for an aggregated site which will enable »

- Don Groves

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Bill Murray plans to sing Christmas carols in his own holiday TV special

13 October 2014 6:59 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Bill Murray plans to sing Christmas carols in his own holiday TV special The project, which is still in the developmental stages, would involve Sofia Coppola, who directed Murray in "Lost in Translation." “It’s not going to be live,” Murray tells Variety. “We’re going to do it like a little movie. It won’t have a format, but it’s going to have music. It will have texture. It will have threads through it that are writing. There will be prose.” “Monster-in-Law” is set to become a Fox sitcom the 2005 film starring Jennifer Lopez and Jane Fonda is being remade for TV. You’ll have to re-watch “Breaking Bad” to appreciate “Better Call Saul” That’s according to the president of Sony Pictures Television: "I won't spill the beans too much, but it is going to force you to go back and check out things that happened »

- Norman Weiss

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Deluxe Australia launches industry support fund

13 October 2014 5:10 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Deluxe Australia today launched the Deluxe Heartbeat Fund, which encompasses and extends the company.s industry support programs.

One of the key aims of the Heartbeat Fund is help filmmakers articulate a clear vision of their target audience at the outset, and execute accordingly.

.Australian films are facing specific challenges in cutting through to audiences,. Deluxe MD Alaric McAusland told If.

.We want to work with filmmakers on features where they have a clear vision of audience engagement and that.s built in as an integral part of the budget at the start, not as an after-thought.

.The Australian film label is a disincentive for some audiences; our films used to be cool. We are at a tipping point..

McAusland said Deluxe intends to collaborate with industry guilds and other stakeholders to develop programs to engage Australian audiences.

He sees an obvious need for an aggregated site which will enable »

- Don Groves

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Sam Neill joins CBS' 'The Dovekeepers'

13 October 2014 11:00 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Sam Neill has joined the cast of the CBS miniseries The Dovekeepers, EW has learned. Based on Alice Hoffman’s novel, the four-part miniseries tells the story of four women whose lives intersect as they fight for survival when 900 Jews are besieged for months in a fortress at Masada. Neill will play Josephus, the somewhat controversial first-century Jewish scholar and historian. In this project, he is seen interviewing the few adult survivors of the Siege of Masada in order to record the events that took place prior to and during the siege. These interviews are the firsthand accounts included among »

- Natalie Abrams

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Sam Neill Cast in Mark Burnett's Historical Epic ‘The Dovekeepers’

13 October 2014 11:00 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Sam Neill is about to go biblical on us all. “Alcatraz” and “Jurassic Park” alum Neill has been cast in CBS's upcoming event miniseries “The Dovekeepers,” from executive producers Mark Burnett and Roma Downey, CBS said Monday. See video: ‘The Dovekeepers’ Kicks Off Production in Malta With Actual Birds The miniseries, which is slated for a 2015 premiere, is based on Alice Hoffman's historical novel about extraordinary women whose lives intersect in a fight for survival at the siege of Masada. Neil will play Josephus, the somewhat controversial first-century Jewish scholar and historian. In this project, he is seen interviewing the few. »

- Tim Kenneally

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Sam Neill to Co-Star in CBS' 'The Dovekeepers'

13 October 2014 11:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Sam Neill has joined CBS' The Dovekeepers. The four-hour miniseries from executive producers Roma Downey and Mark Burnett is based on Alice Hoffman’s acclaimed historical novel about extraordinary women whose lives intersect in a fight for survival at the siege of Masada. Neill has been cast as Josephus, the somewhat controversial first-century Jewish scholar and historian. In Dovekeepers, he is seen interviewing the few adult survivors of the Siege of Masada in order to record the events that took place prior to and during the siege. These interviews are the firsthand accounts included among the annals of history

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- Philiana Ng

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Junkfood Cinema: Broadening Horizons…Eventually

7 October 2014 5:45 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

It’s here! It’s finally here! It’s Schlocktober around the Junkyard and that means it’s time to talk some horror! Cargill and I delve into the genre’s most maligned decade and return to this timeline with several underrated 90s horror flicks in tow. First up, fittingly, is Paul W.S. Anderson’s Event Horizon. During the episode, we figure out that Sam Neill’s character here is The Anti-Grant and determine beyond a shadow of a doubt what is really the problem with…Hellraiser: Bloodline? Yeah, you’ll just have to listen to the show to figure out how the hell we got there. You should follow Brian (@Briguysalisbury), Cargill (@Massawyrm), and the show (@Junkfoodcinema). Download Episode #26 Directly On This Week’s Show: Pre-Ramble [0:00 - 2:26] Horizontal Events [2:27 - 42:07] Denouement [42:08 - 45:52] Films Discussed: [Click to buy, help us keep the lights on] Get In Touch With Us: Email Junkfood Cinema Follow the Show:

"Junkfood Cinema: Broadening Horizons…Eventually" was originally published on Film School Rejects for our »

- Brian Salisbury

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Movies This Week: October 3-9, 2014

3 October 2014 12:00 PM, PDT | Slackerwood | See recent Slackerwood news »

 

While the first of two weekends of the Austin City Limits Festival will create an influx of out-of-towners and even more traffic than usual, local theaters offer more choices than ever for those of you not braving Zilker Park. There are no less than 10 new releases opening, but first I want to focus on this week's specialty screenings. 

The Austin Film Society is kicking off their "Art Horror" series for October with Andrzej Zulawski's Possession. Released in 1981, the film stars Sam Neill and Isabelle Adjani and plays out like a paranoid fever dream. Beautifully shot with an incredible score, it's screening in 35mm at the Marchesa tonight, Sunday afternoon and again on Tuesday evening so there's no excuse for missing this one! On Wednesday, Doc Nights will feature Las Marthas with director Cristina Ibarra in attendance for a Q&A and Essential Cinema's "The Films Of Satyajit Ray" series »

- Matt Shiverdecker

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Podcast #131: Sam Neill, Luke Evans

2 October 2014 6:09 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Two Empire favourites enter the podcast booth this week: Sam Neill, in honour of Peaky Blinders' series 2, and Luke Evans, here to talk about his take on Vlad The Impaler in Dracula Untold. Also, the team review David Fincher's Gone Girl, without revealing any spoilers - we're saving those for the Gone Girl spoiler special (featuring David Fincher), due up on Monday 6...As well as all that, we discuss the most punchable protagonists in cinema, and the best first name to have if you want to be a successful director in Hollywood. Hint: it's not Uwe.P.S. You can check out our podcast photo gallery here and subscribe to the Empire Podcast via our iTunes page or this handy RSS feed. You can subscribe to the magazine here if you like it in paper form, or here if you prefer things digitally. »

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Peaky Blinders series 2 episode 1 review

2 October 2014 9:37 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

With great performances, strong writing, and a distinctive visual style, Peaky Blinders makes a welcome return...

This review contains spoilers.

A year has passed since Tommy Shelby and the Peaky Blinders were last on our screens, and it has been a long wait for the return of Steven Knight’s superlative drama. We join the gang two years after the events of the first series finale with an explosive opening - literally. The Shelbys find themselves with more cash and power than ever before, with their business thriving and the family making money hand over fist. More influence and money inevitably means more enemies.

Even in the opening moments, it is clear that the stakes are being raised for the second series. Tommy’s ambition, a character-defining trait in the first series, is driving the Peaky Blinders down to London in a move that can only be branded as an aggressive expansion. »

- louisamellor

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Peaky Blinders: 14 things we discovered on set

2 October 2014 1:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

It's back tonight! Peaky Blinders returns this evening, but we've been waiting for the Shelby family to get back on our screens for ages - and earlier this year we got so excited that we blagged our way onto the set to have a nosy.

It was all go - the cast and crew were filming the climactic scenes of the Derby, and with a whole bunch of extras to wrangle and some beautiful sets to prepare, it was a busy day up in Stockport. But we managed to pull some people aside to have a bit of a chat about what's happening this series... Read on for 14 juicy nuggets from our time on the Peaky Blinders set!

1. We're returning to the show "two years down the road" (in Cillian Murphy's words).

"I think the world has expanded," Murphy - who plays lead Tommy Shelby - said. "I think Tommy's ambitions have expanded, »

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Character posters for Peaky Blinders series 2

1 October 2014 6:05 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Steven Knight’s Peaky Blinders returns to BBC Two tomorrow night, and ahead of the series 2 premiere a selection of character posters have arrived online, featuring Cillian Murphy, Tom Hardy, Helen McCrory, Noah Taylor, Sam Neill and Charlotte Riley. Check them out…

 

Birmingham crime boss Thomas Shelby (Cillian Murphy) heads into perilous territory in the second series of Steven Knight’s acclaimed gangster epic.

As the 1920s begin to roar, business is booming for the Peaky Blinders gang. Shelby starts to expand his legal and illegal operations. He has his sights set firmly on wider horizons, and the race tracks of the South are calling out for new management.

Shelby’s meteoric rise brings him into contact with both the upper echelons of society and astonishing new adversaries from London’s criminal enterprises. All will test him to the core, though in very different ways.

Meanwhile, Shelby’s home turf »

- Gary Collinson

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TV Review: Netflix’s ‘Peaky Blinders’

29 September 2014 10:30 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Handsome but hollow, “Peaky Blinders” is another one of those classy-looking British imports that networks and streaming services (in this case, Netflix) are using to help keep their shelves stocked. Yet while that worked extremely well with the recent “Happy Valley,” despite the meticulous period trappings this feels like a slightly wan wannabe – in part because there’s scant connection with any of the characters. Featuring Cillian Murphy and Sam Neill in the marquee roles, it’s a respectable but chilly effort, fine for those who choose to invest the time but hardly a loss should one turn a blind eye.

In one sense, the program approximates the British answer to “Boardwalk Empire,” coming as it does on the heels of World War I. But if you have the first, frankly, there’s not much need for the second, and the tone is actually somewhat closer to “Gangs of New York, »

- Brian Lowry

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Peaky Blinders: Brummie Boardwalk or shop-soiled Sopranos?

28 September 2014 10:00 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Steven Knights period crime drama has split opinion over its stylised violence and dodgy accents. As Series 2 begins, two Guide writers argue the toss

Lanre Bakare Being a Peaky Blinders fan isnt easy. The haters and the backbiters have ready-made arguments they love to throw in your face. But you can beat them, and you only need a few well-rehearsed lines (rather than razor-laden flat caps) to do it. The first thing theyre going to say is: It wasnt the Brummie Boardwalk we were promised! Look them in the eye and respond: Oh, so you wanted it to plod through two seasons of stodgy plots bogged down by political machinations no one but a policy wonk could get excited about before really getting going in seasons 3 and 4? Then wait for the applause anyone within earshot will give you. Shaken, the Blinders-hater will spit out something like: The accents were terrible! »

- Lanre Bakare & Gwilym Mumford

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Netflix Snags British Crime Saga Peaky Blinders

25 September 2014 12:20 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Expanding its lineup of British programming, which already includes big-name series like Doctor Who and Sherlock, Netflix recently announced that it will air the first two seasons of BBC Two’s ambitious crime saga Peaky Blinders for stateside viewers. The show, which was acquired by The Weinstein Company last year, will premiere on Netflix on September 30th, and its second season (which will kick off on October 2nd) will be added to the streaming service in November.

Created by Locke writer-director Steven KnightPeaky Blinders is set in post-World War I Birmingham, England, where the streets are ruled by the Shelby family, which heads up a fearsome gang known as the Peaky Blinders (so named because of their habit of sewing razors into the peaks of their caps). Cillian Murphy, Sam Neill, Helen McCrory and Annabelle Wallis all starred in the first season of the series, and the second will see stars like Tom Hardy, »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Netflix Will Stream BBC’s ‘Peaky Blinders’ To The U.S.

24 September 2014 1:14 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Word reaches today that Netflix has acquired the North American rights to stream the quite awesome Peaky Blinders from the end of this month. Ahead of the season two premiere of the show, created by Steven Knight (Locke, Hummingbird), season one of the drama will play on the platform from next Tuesday, 30th September. Season two will hit in November.

1919. Birmingham, England. In a town overrun with gangs and guns, one opportunistic criminal will attempt to claim his slice of the pie… and only a ruthless police chief will stand in his way.

Starring Cillian MurphyHelen McCrory, Annabelle Wallis, Paul Anderson, Iddo Goldberg, Charlie Creed-Miles and Sam Neill, Peaky Blinders traces the enterprising criminals of Birmingham, a city well stocked with quarreling gangs, communist revolutionaries, and relentless authorities — not to mention the Ira.

Tom Hardy has joined the season two cast, as well as Noah Taylor and Charlotte Riley. »

- Paul Heath

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