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Showtime has decided to cancel The Borgias after three seasons. The low-rated drama's last episode will air on June 16th.
The Borgias follows the story of Pope Alexander (Jeremy Irons) and his struggle to maintain his power at the turn of the 16th century. The historical drama's large cast also includes François Arnaud, Holliday Grainger, Joanne Whalley, Lotte Verbeek, David Oakes, Sean Harris, Peter Sullivan, Simon McBurney, Steven Berkoff, Aidan Alexander, Julian Bleach, Thure Lindhardt, Gina McKee, and Colm Feore.
Season three of The Borgias premiered in April and thus far the show's been averaging about a half a million viewers for each episode's first airing.
There had been talk of wrapping up the show's ongoing storylines with a movie instead of a fourth season but that's not happening.
Still, series creator Neil Jordan says that, "For »
With the impressively cast but critically mauled “The Big Wedding” hitting our screens just now (see our rightly unforgiving review here), one’s mind runs to other examples of films that have wound up being significantly less than the sum of their parts.
It’s not enough for a film to feel like it could have done better with its impressive resources, we need to find ourselves in the presence of a genuinely flagrant waste of considerable talent. The anti-12 Angry Men, if you will.
So where do we start? With the granddaddy, of course:-
Managing to recoup about a tenth of its $12m budget, Rancid Aluminium’s tale of a man getting caught up with the Russian mafia is horrendously misconceived, »
- Dave Roper
Entertainment One is releasing the British crime thriller The Sweeney on Blu-ray and DVD April 2, director Nick Love's adaptation of the 1970s British TV series of the same name. Ray Winstone stars as Jack Regan, a detective who runs an unorthodox unit of the London police department, known for their old-school tactics that often get them into hot water with their boss (Damian Lewis). We have a contest running where fans can not only win the DVD, but also a desktop safe and British DVDs such as Cleanskin, The Big I Am, and London to Brighton. These prizes will surely go fast, so enter this contest today.
A desk-top safeThe Sweeney DVD Starring Damian Lewis, Ray Winstone (April 2, 2013)Cleanskin DVD Starring Sean Bean (Sep 11, 2012)The Big I Am DVD Starring Steven Berkoff, Michael Madsen, Leo Gregory, et al. (Mar 22, 2011)London to Brighton DVD Starring Lorraine Stanley, Georgia Groome, »
Fan of British films? Have we got a giveaway for you, poppet!
In honor of the upcoming Entertainment One Blu-Ray/DVD release of the British action film The Sweeney on April 2, 2013, we invite you to enter to win a British DVD Prize Pack. The Sweeney is a stylish action thriller starring Golden Globe winner Damian Lewis (Homeland) and Ray Winstone (Hugo, The Departed) and based on the popular UK television series from the 70’s with the same name.
One winner will receive the following items and DVD titles:
A desk-top safe The Sweeney Starring Damian Lewis, Ray Winstone (April 2, 2013) Cleanskin Starring Sean Bean (Sep 11, 2012) The Big I Am Starring Steven Berkoff, Michael Madsen, Leo Gregory, et al. (Mar 22, 2011) London to Brighton Starring Lorraine Stanley, Georgia Groome, Johnny Harris, et al. (Aug 11, 2009)
Prizepack value: $100
Answer the following:
- Movie Geeks
"Double-0 Seven on an island populated exclusively by women? We won't see him till dawn!"
Thirty years ago, moviegoers were treated to not one, but two new James Bond movies in theaters: the non-canon Never Say Never Again starring Sean Connery, and tonight's feature, Octopussy, starring Roger Moore. Moore managed to best Connery at the box office battle of the Bonds that year, but the debate over which actor was the better Bond will never end for those who grew up watching their movies in the '60s, '70s and '80s.
Octopussy borrows its name and title character from a short story by James Bond creator Ian Fleming, but the plot is original. When MI6 agent 009 (Andy Bradford) is found dead at the British embassy in East Berlin dressed as a circus clown, 007 (Moore) is dispatched to investigate. The trail leads Bond to Octopussy (Maud Adams), a wealthy »
- BrentJS Sprecher
5 items from 2013
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