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Utopia series 2 episode 2 review

21 July 2014 4:56 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

The second new episode of Utopia reunites the old gang and hits the ground running…

Review

This review contains spoilers.

Hear that? Underneath all the eerie buzzing beeps and whispering drones? That’s the sound of a TV show running at full pelt and knowing exactly where it’s heading. “They’re starting again” said back-from-the-grave Lee this week. That they are, praise be.

Episode two was this series’ real opener after that superb trip back to the seventies carefully and stylishly shaded in the outlines of Milner, Arby and Jessica. The purpose of that fifty-minute flashback was nowhere more clear than in this episode’s final scene. Imagine Milner asking a possum-playing Jessica “What have I done to you?” without understanding her history with Philip Carvel. Or for that matter, consider watching Milner’s meeting with Arby in which he assured her that his father was “not incredible, not »

- louisamellor

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News Bits: Daredevil, Hunger, Wars, Crowhurst

18 July 2014 9:29 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Daredevil

Production has been underway on the Marvel & Netflix television series "Daredevil" for a few weeks now in New York and yesterday a fan of the show's lead actor Charlie Cox took a picture with the actor on set, giving us a better idea of Matt Murdock's look sans outfit. [Source: Imgur]

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1

Lionsgate and Samsung have announced plans to launch the official teaser trailer for "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1" via Samsung's new Galaxy Tab in San Diego during Comic-Con on Friday, July 25th. The trailer will be introduced at the Samsung Galaxy Experience in the Hard Rock Hotel.

Those outside San Diego can visit participating Samsung Experience Shops within Best Buy locations in the United States throughout the weekend to preview the trailer which will then go online the following week. [Source: Lionsgate]

Star Wars: Episode VII

Speaking at the London Film and Comic-Con this week, »

- Garth Franklin

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Ian McDiarmid Thinks He'll Play Palpatine In A Future Star Wars Movie

17 July 2014 3:25 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Many of the stories we write regarding J.J. Abrams. Star Wars: Episode VII pertain to characters and actors who are finding their way into this revitalized universe. Today, we learn of a veteran Star Wars actor who confirms that he is officially out. though the door isn.t completely shut on an eventual return somewhere down the line. Scottish actor Ian McDiarmid played the pivotal role of Senator Palpatine . and, eventually, Emperor Palpatine . in the earlier Star Wars movies. There were rumors that the influential character would somehow return in Star Wars: Episode VII (even though he died in Star Wars: Episode VI . Return of the Jedi), but the actor put that chatter on ice. Or, better said, he lifted it up and threw it down a long, dark corridor. While speaking at the London Film and Comic-Con, Ian McDiarmid confirmed that he would not return to the Star »

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Utopia series 2 launch date announced by Channel 4

2 July 2014 7:58 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The start date for Utopia's second series has been announced by Channel 4.

The conspiracy thriller will open with a double bill over two nights on Monday, July 14 and Tuesday, July 15 at 10pm.

Utopia's new six-part run from writer Dennis Kelly follows 2013's acclaimed first series.

Rose Leslie (Game of Thrones), Ian McDiarmid (Star Wars) and Tom Burke (The Musketeers) are among the new cast additions for series two, joining returning cast members Fiona O'Shaughnessy, Alexandra Roach and Nathan Stewart-Jarrett.

Leslie will play a younger version of Geraldine James's character Milner in flashback scenes, while Burke plays Philip Carvel - author of the Utopia manuscript.

A Us adaptation of Utopia is also in the works, with David Fincher attached to produce and direct and Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn on scripting duties for HBO. »

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Kathleen Turner Q&A as it happened

2 July 2014 6:10 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The Hollywood star, currently appearing in the play Bakersfield Mist in the West End, joined us live to talk about Ken Russell, King Lear and the joys of playing Chandler Bing's dad

2.09pm BST

We're wrapping up! Thanks to everyone who posted questions and to Kathleen for kindly answering as many as she could. We hope you enjoyed this!

This was fun. Come to the show. And we'll enjoy each other more. Goodbye.

2.08pm BST

mhepton asks:

What is your favorite film and why?

My favorite film of mine would have to be Romancing the Stone because I really like how Joan Wilder changes. Change is what attracts me to a character and because I loved shooting in South America - it was like going home.

2.07pm BST

JujuC31 asks:

I had the pleasure of seeing you and Mr McDiarmid last Friday and I thought it was such a rare »

- Guardian Staff

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'Star Wars' Gets a 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Style Trailer

23 June 2014 2:06 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Whether you loved it or hated it, the first trailer for Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy released in February certainly had an impact on comic book fans around the world, set to the Blue Swede classic tune "Hooked on a Feeling." YouTube user The Usual Suspect has managed to cut together footage from the original Star Wars trilogy (Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back and Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi) into a new trailer that captures the same tone and plot points from Guardians of the Galaxy.

Some fans may consider Guardians of the Galaxy to be the Marvel Cinematic Universe's version of Star Wars, since it is essentially set in a "galaxy far, far away" from the previous Marvel movies and follows a similar group of "rebels" trying to restore balance to the galaxy. »

- MovieWeb

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Utopia series 2 first look: "They're starting again" - watch

23 June 2014 3:57 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Channel 4 has released a first look trailer for Utopia 2.

Series two of the conspiracy thriller will launch in July, airing two episodes over consecutive nights.

Rose Leslie (Game of Thrones), Ian McDiarmid (Star Wars) and Tom Burke (The Musketeers) are among the new cast additions for series two.

The trio join returning cast members including Fiona O'Shaughnessy, Alexandra Roach and Nathan Stewart-Jarrett.

The new six-part run from writer Dennis Kelly follows 2013's acclaimed first series.

Kelly recently revealed that he is also plotting a third series, stating: "It was always [an ongoing] series. A lot of people felt like [the first series] was a self-contained thing, but it was never supposed to be."

Utopia Us remake to be produced by David Fincher for HBO

Gone Girl's Gillian Flynn to re-team with David Fincher on Utopia »

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On my radar: Ian McDiarmid's cultural highlights

21 June 2014 4:01 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The actor and director on the Edinburgh festival, Matt Smith in American Psycho, Channel 4's Utopia and the importance of the London Review of Books

Born in Carnoustie, actor Ian McDiarmid is renowned for his extensive work in the theatre, both on stage and as a director. Having attended the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, he joined the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1974. In 1990, he took on the role of co-artistic director of the Almeida theatre along with Jonathan Kent. During their 12-year tenure, the pair were credited with reviving the small north London venue by bringing high-profile actors including Kevin Spacey, Ralph Fiennes and Cate Blanchett to the stage for a series of critically acclaimed productions. In 2002 he won a Critics' Circle award for his performance in Brian Friel's Faith Healer, earning a Tony for his reprisal of the role on Broadway five years later. McDiarmid »

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Utopia creator hoping for series 3: 'It was always planned as ongoing'

17 June 2014 7:34 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Utopia could continue into a third series, creator Dennis Kelly has revealed.

Kelly confirmed at a BAFTA screening last night (June 17) that the Channel 4 conspiracy thriller was "never supposed" to be a one-off.

"It was always [an ongoing] series," he said. "A lot of people felt like it was a self-contained thing, but it was never supposed to be."

A second series of Utopia will launch with two episodes airing over consecutive nights in July, with Kelly adding that he hopes a third run will follow.

Rose Leslie (Game of Thrones), Ian McDiarmid (Star Wars) and Tom Burke (The Musketeers) are among the new cast additions for series two.

The trio join returning cast members including Fiona O'Shaughnessy, Alexandra Roach and Nathan Stewart-Jarrett.

Utopia coming back for second series on Channel 4

Watch a teaser for Utopia below: »

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Utopia series 2: Channel 4 reveals when thriller will return

16 June 2014 8:14 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Utopia will return to Channel 4 in July.

The conspiracy thriller will launch its second series next month, the broadcaster confirmed today (June 16) via the @C4Utopia Twitter account.

The new six-part run from writer Dennis Kelly follows 2013's acclaimed first series.

Rose Leslie (Game of Thrones), Ian McDiarmid (Star Wars) and Tom Burke (The Musketeers) are among the new cast additions for series two.

The trio join joining returning cast members including Fiona O'Shaughnessy, Alexandra Roach and Nathan Stewart-Jarrett.

A Us adaptation of Utopia is also in the works, with David Fincher attached to produce and direct and Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn on scripting duties for HBO.

Utopia coming back for second series on Channel 4

Watch a teaser for Utopia below: »

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Ray Donovan, Utopia, New Girl: Tube Talk Q&A

29 May 2014 5:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

You know what we do by now, and we know you love us for it - sometimes. The Tube Talk Q&A is back for another edition, filled with telly gossip that'll shock you stiff as a waxwork, or at least prove mildly interesting.

Read on for all the details on your favourite shows below.

Any idea when the fifth season of Rookie Blue will air in the UK?

Firstly, Jessica Jolly, you have an amazing name. We imagine it'd be impossible to feel unhappy when hanging with The Jolly.

Anyway, less arsing about - you came here for details on the return of Canadian cop drama Rookie Blue and we're darn well going to give you some. After chatting to our pals over at the Universal Channel, we can confirm that Missy Peregrym and Gregory Smith will be back for season five on Sunday, July 20 at 9pm. We hope that makes you Jolly, »

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Some thoughts on the Star Wars: Episode VII casting

29 April 2014 10:14 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Feature Andrew Blair 30 Apr 2014 - 06:07

We take a look at the announced cast for Jj Abrams' Star Wars: Episode VII, at who's not there, and what it all means...

So the Jedi have returned again, as is their wont (they basically do it in every film), and this time they've brought some younglings with them. The cast of Star Wars: Episode VII - well, most of it - has been announced.

Accompanying Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Kenny Baker will be John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson and Max von Sydow. Oh, and John Williams is doing the music again, because Star Wars wouldn't be Star Wars without John Williams.

The New Faces

Of the new names, we have Ming the Merciless himself -  von Sydow - and Andy Serkis. They're experienced pros and bring with them reputations for, »

- simonbrew

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Veteran Bergman Star, Coen Bros' Cast Members to Star in Sw: Episode VII

29 April 2014 6:25 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Star Wars: Episode VII’ cast announced (photo: ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ cast member Max von Sydow in ‘Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close’) Star Wars: Episode VII cast members have been announced. The world had been waiting with bated breath. Who will The Force be with? Well, not with humankind and its fellow Earth dwellers (apart from cockroaches and various types of worms) — if news reports about the eventual fate of the planet are accurate. But don’t despair. The End credits for Planet Earth should come after Lucasfilm and Walt Disney Studios (instead of former Star Wars film distributor 20th Century Fox) amass a few more billion dollars following the release of a whole array of new Star Wars sequels in the coming years. So, the announced (mostly European) Star Wars: Episode VII cast members are, to date, the following: Oscar Isaac (Sucker Punch, widely praised for his performance in Joel »

- Zac Gille

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Star Wars: 10 things you never knew about the galaxy far, far away

8 April 2014 5:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Filming is about to commence on Star Wars: Episode VII, Jj Abrams's hotly-anticipated sequel that picks up the story 30 years after the events of Return of the Jedi.

With almost 40 years of history - encompassing films, TV, comic books, video games and novels - there's a wealth of interesting facts and information about the vast universe hatched by George Lucas.

Here are ten fast facts we've discovered from a galaxy far, far away…

1. Inspired by the swashbuckling Flash Gordon adventures that began in the '30s, a young George Lucas initially wanted to bring that serial to the big screen, but found the rights to the character difficult to untangle. From there he began to fashion his own space epic - a project that would eventually become the Star Wars we know and love.

However, things could have been a lot different as Lucas's first draft script was »

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Star Wars: Episode VII set to roll cameras in May, set 30 years after Return of the Jedi

19 March 2014 4:33 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Finally some Star Wars: Episode VII news! Not terribly surprising news mind you. But at the rate it's been coming we'll take anything won't we?

So then, lets get down to it. Here's the news from StarWars.com...

"Disney and Lucasfilm are excited to announce that principal photography on Star Wars: Episode VII, directed by J.J. Abrams, will commence May 2014, and will be based at London's historic Pinewood Studios.

This will be the first Star Wars film to start shooting in the month of May. Lucasfilm has documented the first day of principal photography for every instalment of the Star Wars saga:

March 22, 1976 -- The first day of principal photography in Tozeur, Tunisia, for Star Wars. A crew of 130 ventures into the desert in 42 trucks and cars, including eight army trucks full of equipment. The first shot was completed at 9:35 a.m.

March 5, 1979 -- The first day of principal photography in Finse, »

- Chris Cooper

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‘Star Wars Episode VII’ Will Take Place 30 Years After ‘Return Of The Jedi’

19 March 2014 2:40 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

We’ve heard a lot of news, or should I rumours, revolving around Star Wars Episode VII, but there has been no solid, official releases from Lucasfilm and Disney of late, until now. StarWars.com posted an official release on the site late yesterday. A lot of the release was a timeline of the history of the first day of shooting on each of the films, but the last line of the release confirmed that Episode VII will be ‘set about 30 years after the events of Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi, and will star a trio of new young leads along with some very familiar faces. No further details on casting or plot are available at this time.’

Will the familiar faces be that of Han Solo, Princess Leia and Luke Skywalker? The timeline fits with the ageing of the actors, but we’ll have to »

- Paul Heath

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Official Star Wars: Episode VII News - Setting and Principal Photography

18 March 2014 1:15 PM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Up until this point, most of what we’ve heard regarding Star Wars: Episode VII has been mere rumor or speculation. We all knew that with J.J. Abrams at the helm any details would be shrouded in secrecy, but this has been ridiculous. There still hasn’t been a single official casting announcement made — even for the expected return of the primary cast from the original trilogy. However, today two pieces of news have dropped straight from the house of Disney.

First off, Disney and Lucasfilm announced through their official Star Wars site that principal photography for Episode VII will begin in May. I’ve included the official announcement below, along with a timeline of all the start dates for the previous installments in the franchise.

The second piece of news comes straight from Disney CEO Bob Iger. Iger spoke at Disney’s annual shareholder meeting this morning and casually »

- Eli Reyes

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37 Days; Line of Duty; Mind the Gap: London vs the Rest – review

8 March 2014 4:08 PM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

BBC2's first world war drama 37 Days was a march over very familiar territory. Spoiler alert: negotiations didn't work

37 Days (BBC2) | iPlayer

Line of Duty (BBC2) | iPlayer

Mind the Gap: London vs the Rest (BBC2) | iPlayer

As Russia's forces gathered on its western border last week, we were reminded once again that history repeats itself. First as tragedy, then as a three-part BBC series.

The particular section of history dramatised in 37 Days has been repeating itself of late like a pub bore on a baked bean diet. We may have our educational lacunae in this country, but surely most viewers could now gain an Oxford history first on the causes of the first world war.

Written by Mark Hayhurst, who scripted 2011's The Man Who Crossed Hitler, 37 Days covered the period between the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand on 28 June 1914 and Britain's declaration of war against Germany on 4 August. »

- Andrew Anthony

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Jonathan Creek dips but remains Friday night leader with 5.57 million

8 March 2014 3:38 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Jonathan Creek's latest episode continued to attract high ratings for BBC One last night (March 7), coming in as the highest-rated TV show outside of soaps.

The second of three episodes in the series - starring Alan Davies and Sarah Alexander - brought in 5.57 million viewers (26.2%), slightly down on last week's 6.33 million return.

BBC One also entertained 2.04 million people at 10.45pm (20%) with Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds's romantic comedy The Proposal.

Meanwhile, ITV's new documentary series Student Nurses: Bedpans and Bandages wowed 2.66 million viewers (12.6%) from 8pm, as first-year trainee Kelly dealt with the challenges of nursing. A further 118.6k (0.6%) tuned in an hour later on ITV+1.

The channel maintained much of the audience at 9pm, as 2.19 million (6.3%) stayed to watch Edge of Heaven. An extra 150.8k (0.9%) caught the episode an hour later, as Alfie and Michelle go their separate ways in an attempt to keep their kiss under wraps from Carly. »

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What to Watch: Tonight's TV Picks - The Voice, True Detective, 37 Days

8 March 2014 1:00 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The Voice UK: BBC One, 7pm

The battle rounds conclude tonight as the remaining contestants fight for their place in the next stage of the competition.

In this episode there are a total of 12 new pairs all ready to battle it out and impress the juges, including twin act Gemyni against Jade Mayjean Peters, who got all four judges to turn around for her in her blind audition. Will her luck continue tonight?

True Detective: Sky Atlantic, 9pm

Hunt and Cohle embark on a manhunt for a tall man with scarring who they believe is their killer, against pressure to turn the case over to the official force. Their investigations lead them to a religious school - but before they can explore further, new evidence puts Lange back in the spotlight.

In his personal life, Hart sees Lisa out on a date with a new man and his jealousy gets the better of him. »

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