17 items from 2015
In the “Sympathy for the De Vil” episode of the ABC series Once Upon A Time, we meet a young Cruella De Vil (Victoria Smurfit) in fictional 1920s England, where her oppressive mother uses her Dalmatians to terrorize her daughter and keeps her confined to the attic until a mysterious stranger arrives and empowers her to challenge her captor. While seeing where she came from and what lead her down the path to who she is today, we will also learn that she has kidnapped Henry (Jared S. Gilmore), angering both Regina (Lana Parrilla) and Emma (Jennifer Morrison). [caption id="attachment_444303" align="alignright" width="240"] Image via ABC[/caption] During this exclusive phone interview with Collider, actress Victoria Smurfit talked about why she was terrified to take on the iconic villain Cruella De Vil, getting to invent and explore her backstory, Cruella’s history with the Author (Patrick Fischler), learning what her personal agenda is, that she »
- Christina Radish
What a witch! Once Upon A Time dropped a major bombshell on us tonight and also solved a major mystery for us: How was the Wicked Witch (Rebecca Mader) supposed to come back after she was killed? Turns out, she was never dead. It also turns out that Marian has not been Marian This Entire Time. What, you ask? After Zelena died, her spirit traveled back in time through the portal with Emma and found Marian about to be murdered by the then-evil Regina. Zelena took the opportunity to work some magical whosywhatsit and take over Marian's body. We learned of this twist after Gold (Robert Carlyle) met up with Robin (Sean Maguire) and Marian (Christie Laing) in the "real »
Go figure — Once Upon a Time‘s pirate captain has a skeleton (a Jolly Roger?) hiding in the closet, one that hints at a fishy past connection with the sea witch Ursula.
PhotosOnce Upon a Time: Neal, Ruby, Elsa and 12 Other Characters We Want Back
Thus far, Emma has given her beau a wide berth when it comes to disclosing this dark secret. But if and when it does come out, will Killian get the hook regardless? TVLine spoke with Colin O’Donoghue about this Sunday’s illuminating flashbacks (ABC, 8/7c) and the overall state of the “Captain Swan” romance, »
Captain Hook (Colin O’Donoghue) has had a tumultuous journey on “Once Upon a Time,” evolving from villainous pirate to somewhat reformed pirate with aspirations of heroism. His hard-earned goodness will be put to the test in the March 22 episode, “Poor Unfortunate Soul,” which explores Hook’s “complicated” history with Ursula (Merrin Dungey).
Variety spoke to O’Donoghue ahead of Sunday’s episode to learn more about Hook’s past with the sea witch, his suspicions about Mr. Gold/Rumplestiltskin (Robert Carlyle) and his deepening relationship with Emma (Jennifer Morrison). Light spoilers ahead.
In the present day, we know that Hook’s is investigating Rumplestiltskin’s plans by quizzing Ursula for information — what’s their dynamic like?
Hook has a complicated history with Ursula, and when they first saw each other a few episodes ago in Storybrooke, it was kind of an icy “Captain” from Ursula. So we learn exactly »
- Laura Prudom
Spoiler Warning: Do not read on unless you’ve seen “Once Upon a Time” season 4, episode 14, titled “Unforgiven.”
Snow White (Ginnifer Goodwin) and Prince Charming (Josh Dallas) have had their share of ups and downs on “Once Upon a Time” thus far, but the events of this week’s episode threaten to destroy everything they’ve built — especially their relationship with daughter Emma (Jennifer Morrison). We now know that the perfect couple is somehow responsible for Maleficent (Kristin Bauer van Straten) losing her child, and according to executive producer Adam Horowitz, “that’s the tip of the iceberg of the secret that you saw. Our hope is that by the time everything is revealed, you’ll see it really informs who they were in season one, when you met them for the first time.”
Back in the Enchanted Forest, Snow and Charming learned that their unborn baby had the potential »
- Laura Prudom
ABC’s “Once Upon a Time” returns from its midseason break on March 1, kicking off the second half of its fourth season with an arc centered around the Queens of Darkness — Maleficent (Kristin Bauer van Straten), Cruella de Vil (Victoria Smurfit) and Ursula (Merrin Dungey) — as they join forces with Rumpelstiltskin (Robert Carlyle) in pursuit of their own, villainous happy endings.
Variety was among a number of outlets who spoke with “Ouat” exec producers Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz about the show’s return, including the ominous teaser that debuted during the Oscars telecast and seemed to imply that our hero, Emma (Jennifer Morrison), might somehow be tempted towards to the dark side…
Variety also caught up with Kristin Bauer van Straten to discuss Maleficent’s return and whether the three wicked women will be able to work together. Read on for the trio’s teases about the “Once’s” Sunday premiere, »
- Laura Prudom
Once Upon a Time is about to give the "good" side a run for its money. After 3 1/2 seasons of the good characters of the ABC drama banding together to take down whatever foe came their way, Rumple/Mr. Gold (Robert Carlyle) took that lesson and will adapt it during the upcoming "Queens of Darkness" arc, as he sets out to get his own happy ending. "What we wanted was [for] Gold to take a lesson from the heroes who always worked together and realize he needed to work together with the villains," co-creator Eddy Kitsis told reporters
- Marisa Roffman
Seven weeks down, four to go in Once Upon a Time‘s midseason hiatus. And to reward you for your patience, TVLine has secured a few exclusive photos from the Season 4B premiere.
Airing Sunday, March 1 and titled “Darkness on the Edge of Town” the first episode back (presumably) will follow Robert Carlyle’s Rumplestiltskin as he reunites the Queens of Darkness with an eye on storming Storybrooke, from which he was banished by wife Belle.
But if Rumple is leading the charge, why is he seemingly seeking mercy from Ursula…?
Elsewhere in the photo preview, Emma (played by Jennifer Morrison »
Once Upon a Time fans, have we got some wicked news for you! E! News has learned that a certain, green-hued, revenge-obsessed, magical fan-favorite villain is returning to the ABC fairy tale drama...but there's a catch. The Wicked Witch, aka Zelena (played by Lost alum Rebecca Mader) will appear on the show later this season. But how will Zelena show up after Rumpel (Robert Carlyle) killed her with his dagger in season three episode 20, "Kansas," thus completing the time portal spell that sent Emma (Jennifer Morrison) and Hook (Colin O'Donoghue) back in time? That's because Zelena/the Wicked Witch will only be seen in flashbacks! Mader is returning to film her »
Sneak Peek footage from the fourth season of the ABC fantasy-drama "Once Upon a Time", with the second half airing March 1, 2015, with Kristin Bauer van Straten as 'Maleficent', Victoria Smurfit as 'Cruella de Vil' and Merrin Dungey as 'Ursula':
Main cast includes Ginnifer Goodwin as 'Snow White/Mary Margaret Blanchard', Jennifer Morrison as 'Emma Swan', Lana Parrilla as 'Evil Queen/Regina Mills', Josh Dallas as 'Prince Charming/David Nolan', Emilie de Ravin as 'Belle', Colin O'Donoghue as 'Captain Killian "Hook" Jones', Jared S. Gilmore as 'Henry Mills', Michael Socha as 'Will Scarlet/Knave of Hearts' and Robert Carlyle as 'Rumpelstilskin/Mr. Gold'.
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- Michael Stevens
A trifecta of evil is headed to Storybrooke — and we've got everything you need to know!
The winter premiere of Once Upon a Time is still more than a month away, (it's March 1 to be exact) but we've got exclusive details from executive producers Adam Horowitz and Eddy Kitsis to magically help pass the time.
Now that we've gifted you with the romance rundown of all your favorite fairytale couples, it's time to focus on their fierce and fabulous villains that are headed our way in the second half of season four. The Queen of Darkness — Maleficent, Ursella and Cruella — are ready to get their wicked revenge and they're teaming up to unleash a whole new chapter of hell.
News: 'Ouat' Romance Rundown: Happiness Ahead For Your Fave Couples!
When we re-connect with Emma (Jennifer Morrison), Regina (Lana Parilla) and the rest of Storybrooke's finest, six weeks will have passed since the Spell of Shattered »
"This has been a long time coming," said Boyle. "There’s always been this long term plan for Trainspotting 2', if John can produce a decent enough script. I don’t think there will be any barriers to Ewan or any of the cast coming back.
"I think they’ll want to know that the parts are good so they don’t feel like they are letting anyone down. The reason for doing it again is that people cherish the original, people remember it or have caught up with it if they never saw because they were younger. So you want to »
- Michael Stevens
Responding to the tough outlook for most independent films, Pinnacle Films is moving away from releasing a large slate of small theatrical titles and instead plans to focus on two or three wide- release commercial films per year. . Augmenting that will be a handful of smaller overseas and local .passion projects. such as the Spierig brothers. .Predestination and Craig Monahan.s Healing. . Pinnacle now looks to pick up films with name casts that have a guaranteed wide release in the Us, handled either by the major studios or the larger indies... . Its 2015 slate is headed by.Autobahn, an action thriller starring Anthony Hopkins,.Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything), Nicholas Hoult and Ben Kingsley; and The Legend of Barney Thomson, a comedy-thriller directed by and starring Robert Carlyle, with Emma Thompson and Ray Winstone. . .Our smaller films were struggling to get exposure with exhibitors, who have limited space for independent product, »
- Don Groves
By a show of hands, who else is having fairytale withdrawals? (You should all be frantically wiggling your fingers to the sky right now.)
Unfortunately our Once Upon a Time cravings will not be fully satiated until the enchanted drama returns on March 1, but we have something that will definitely help satisfy your Storybrooke separations.
ETonline had an exclusive chat with executive producers Adam Horowitz and Eddy Kitsis and we gathered enough spell-binding scoop to fill a book! We'll be trickling out our spoilers for the second half of season four over the next two months, but today it's all about the romance so be prepared to swoon.
We asked Kitsis and Horowitz to spill what's coming up next for each of the couples on the show — Rumbelle, Outlaw Queen, Captain Swan and Snowing — and the creators graciously teased plenty of positive moments ahead for your favorite pairings.
News: The Queens of Darkness Are Coming to Once »
Russell T Davies, writer: ‘I didn’t want it to be a lecture. When Nathan’s mum finds his porn, she puts it back with a smile’
Queer as Folk’s original name was Queer as Fuck. That title was on the front page of the very first script, and it lasted well into rehearsals. In the end we went with the softer version, not because it was less confrontational – though I still don’t know what we’d have done if we had to talk about it on Richard and Judy – but because it felt like it suited the project. The line comes from the film The Full Monty: there’s a scene between Robert Carlyle and Mark Addy, who are looking at a gay couple, and Mark’s character says: “Well, there’s nowt so queer as folk.” It stuck.
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- Interviews by Andrew Dickson
UK cinema in 2015 has plenty to recommend it. Here are 36 UK films of all genres to look forward to this year…
Dig past the litterfall of Kray Brothers biopics and tales of nubile teens on camping trips gone wrong, and you’ll unearth plenty for the UK film industry to boast about in 2015. From sci-fi romps and thrillers like Robot Overlords and Ex Machina to dramas like High-Rise, comedies like War On Everyone, spy flicks like Spectre and kids’ films like Bill, there’s no shortage of inventive, highly promising cinema coming from these isles.
We’ve included a few choice co-productions in 2015’s pick of the year’s most interesting-looking pictures, which bolsters our list in both size and breadth (and mostly means we Brits can claim partial credit for ace-sounding dystopian flick The Lobster).
In alphabetical order then, here are the 36 UK (or UK-ish) movies we’re excited about seeing this year… »
Villain is introduced. Villain does evil things. Villain’s background makes audience empathize. Villain isn’t so bad after all. It’s a complaint some Once Upon a Time fans have made in recent years after the show began introducing a new foe each half season, even if the complaint isn't technically true—Peter Pan, for example, wasn’t redeemed. Now the ABC fairy tale series has brought in three villains—Maleficent (Kristin Bauer Van Straten), Cruella de Vil (Victoria Smurfit) and Ursula (Merrin Dungey)—to join Rumplestiltskin (Robert Carlyle) in a quest to get their happy endings no matter the cost. »
- Natalie Abrams
17 items from 2015
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