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21th Century Fox’s European Pay-tv Giant Sky Ups Its Content Game

27 February 2015 10:00 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Rupert Murdoch’s recently reconfigured Sky paybox looks to have the makings to become a new force in the international TV drama landscape as it begins to flex its pan-European muscles.

At its foundation are 24 million subscribers and $16.7 billion in revenues created through the 2014 merger of the U.K.’s BSkyB and its sister companies in Italy and Germany. It has adopted a multiterritory release strategy, a la Netflix, for certain high-end (and pricier) projects and, to compete in international TV’s current scripted-content arms race, it has greenlit more complex productions aimed to travel.

“There are budgetary, logistical and temporal hurdles to be overcome before the new Sky can be viewed in the same way as an HBO or an AMC can,” cautioned London-based TV analyst Anna Stuart of research firm Ihs Technology, noting that the company still faces challenges as it seeks to become a major player. “But »

- Nick Vivarelli

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Fortitude Episode 1.5 Review [Contains Spoilers]

26 February 2015 1:57 PM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: Hettie Macdonald

Writer: Simon Donald

Starring: Richard Dormer, Stanley Tucci, Sofie Grabol, Michael Gambon, Christopher Eccleston, Jessica Raine, Nicholas Pinnock

**Contains Spoilers** 

Review: It’s a huge week in Fortitude as they reveal a whole host about characters and on directing duties is Hettie MacDonald, you’ll know her work best from Doctor Who’s ‘Blink’ and The Tunnel, who’s great at bringing an early close-up encounter with Liam and an unexpected flashback as we finally see what happened when the young lad randomly jumped out the window and earned some severe frostbite.

It’s curious that we’ve forgotten how story-telling and editing can be manipulated and that everything we thought we saw, might not be exactly true. Yes, Frank and Elena got it on while Jules wandered Fortitude and yes, Liam did go for a walk…but what truly happened?

In the flashback, Charlie is revealed »

- Dan Bullock

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U.K. Trailer Lands For Alan Rickman’s A Little Chaos

26 February 2015 1:14 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

If niche movies are your forte, then you’re in for a treat with Alan Rickman’s second directorial effort, A Little Chaos. At a glance it’s a period piece about gardening. Delve a little deeper and it possesses all of the pre-requisites for a successful time-gone-by movie: a corseted Kate Winslet.

As feisty landscape designer, Sabine, Winslet is enlisted to craft a new garden for King Louis Xiv.s new palace at Versailles. At first she ruffles the feathers of the court’s pre-existing landscaper, André Le Notre (Matthias Schoenaerts), who demands she conjure up stuffy, pedestrian designs. Naturally their initial locked horns turn to locked lips as their workplace relationship evolves into a romantic entanglement.

In addition to sharing a co-writer credit with Alison Deegan and Jeremy Brock, Rickman co-stars in the flick as King Louis. You can spot him in the latest trailer, which, for the »

- Gem Seddon

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‘A Little Chaos': Alan Rickman, Kate Winslet Stroll Versailles Gardens – Trailer

26 February 2015 4:16 AM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Alan Rickman directs and stars in A Little Chaos with Kate Winslet, Matthias Schoenaerts, Stanley Tucci and Jennifer Ehle. Rickman also co-wrote the story with Alison Deegan and Jeremy Brock. Winslet plays Madame Sabine De Barra, an unlikely candidate for landscape architect of the still‐to-be-completed Palace of Versailles. She has little time for the classical, ordered designs of the man who hires her, the famous architect Le Nôtre (Schoenaerts). However, as she works… »

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Casting: Routh, Ferrell, West, Chandler, Standen

25 February 2015 12:07 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Lost in the Pacific

Brandon Routh ("Superman Returns") and Zhang YuQi ("White Deer Plain") are set to topline the cast of Vincent Zhou's multinational sci-fi thriller "Lost in the Pacific" at Arclight Films. Filming begins shortly at the Pinewood Malaysia Studios ahead of a 3D release around year's end.

Set in 2020, the story follows a group of elite passengers on board the inaugural luxury, transoceanic flight of a "futuristic Titanic in the sky". [Source: Variety]

The House

Will Ferrell will star in and produce "Neighbors" co-writer Andrew J. Cohen's comedy "The House" for New Line. Adam McKay will also produce.

Ferrell will play a husband who joins with his neighbors to start an illegal casino in his basement after he and his wife blow their daughter’s college fund. [Source: Variety]

Money Monster

Dominic West ("The Wire," "The Affair") has signed on to star opposite George Clooney, Julia Roberts and Jack O »

- Garth Franklin

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Watch: Kate Winslet Swoons for Matthias Schoenaerts in 'A Little Chaos' Trailer

25 February 2015 9:50 AM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Focus Features snapped up North American rights to actor-turned-director Alan Rickman's "A Little Chaos" at Tiff. This romantic drama stars Winslet as a steely landscape designer who breaks sexual and class barriers when she's chosen to build one of King Louis Xiv's gardens at the new Versailles. Sabine also finds herself entangled romantically with renowned landscape architect Andre Le Notre (Matthias Schoenaerts). Costarring Jennifer Ehle and Stanley Tucci, "Chaos" suffered middling reviews at Toronto but still looks intriguingly whimsical, and Winslet is always watchable. Financed by Lionsgate UK and penned by Alison Deegan, Jeremy Brock and Rickman, the period romance will have its stateside premiere on March 27, 2015.  What this does reveal is that the new Focus under Peter Schlessel wants to stay in the business of releasing this sort of higher brow material.  »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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Clive Standen Joins Patient Zero

24 February 2015 4:36 PM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Already shooting with Matt Smith, Natalie Dormer and Stanley Tucci at the top of the cast, Patient Zero has just found room for another player. Clive Standen has joined up to help face the rage-virus end of days.The film's story revolves around an unprecedented infection spread across the Earth, unleashed from a super strain of rabies. The disease creates a new super-violent species of human, but when one survivor turns out to be inexplicably immune he begins the hunt for Patient Zero, with the immediate agenda of curing his infected wife and, by extension, the rest of humanity.Smith is the survivor, with Dormer thought to be the wife and Tucci a psychopathic doctor. Standen, a face from Doctor Who, Robin Hood and Camelot who's found a big success in the History Channel's Vikings (and also played a Viking in Hammer Of The Gods) is playing Sergeant Knox: »

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‘Vikings’ Actor Clive Standen Joins Thriller ‘Patient Zero’

24 February 2015 12:09 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Clive Standen has joined the cast of the Screen Gems thriller “Patient Zero.”

Natalie Dormer, Stanley Tucci and Matt Smith had already been slotted for the film.

Stefan Ruzowitzky is directing the Mike Le-scripted action thriller. Vincent Newman is producing.

Patient Zero” follows an unprecedented global pandemic of a super-strain of rabies that has resulted in the evolution of a new species driven by violence. An inexplicably immune human survivor with the ability to communicate with this new species must spearhead a hunt for Patient Zero in order to find a cure to save his infected wife and humanity.

Standen will play Sargent Knox, a rough-around-the-edges military leader who is trying his hardest to control the uncontrollable situation.

Production is under way.

Standen can currently be seen on History Channel’s “Vikings,” which has just returned for its third season. On the film side, he will be seen in Working Title’s “Everest, »

- Justin Kroll

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Fortitude Episode 1.4 Review [Contains Spoilers]

19 February 2015 1:55 PM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: Richard Laxton

Writer: Stephen Brady

Starring: Richard Dormer, Stanley Tucci, Sofie Grabol, Michael Gambon, Christopher Eccleston, Luke Treadaway, Jessica Raine, Nicholas Pinnock

**Contains Spoilers** 

Review: So, after Sheriff Dan lost his mind and attacked Frank in Elena’s shower, we dive headfirst into the aftermath of that attack and further unravelling of this collection of suspicious souls with an enormous episode.

We begin heading back to Ronnie, who is camping near the Prometheus (My Icelandic guess) waterfall with his daughter, trying to keep clear of passing Polar Bears but also literally and figuratively running away from his own mind now because I doubt they’re even after him now. After sawing off the tusk and dragging it off with them for an adventure, he leaves the door of his hidden treasure open for nosy Shirley (Jessica Gunning) to discover but I don’t think she knows what it is and why should she? »

- Dan Bullock

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What to Watch: Tonight's TV Picks - Reinventing the Royals, Cucumber

19 February 2015 4:00 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Reinventing the Royals: BBC Two, 9pm

The first of a two-part documentary begins tonight, chronicling the relationship between the Royal family and the media over the last 20 years.

Steve Hewlett looks into how the Royal family, especially Prince Charles, tried to rehabilitate their public image in the 1990s - including persuading the media to accept Camilla as Charles's eventual new wife in the years after the death of Diana, Princess of Wales.

Cucumber: Channel 4, 10pm

Adam and Tomasz's online video business spirals out of control, while sexually ambiguous Daniel may not be as ambiguous as Lance thinks.

As always, Banana follows at 10 on E4, with In The Flesh's Luke Newberry starring tonight as gay teen Josh. The main question, however, remains: Will Henry ever actually buy anything from that supermarket?

Fortitude: Sky Atlantic, 9pm

The arctic set thriller, starring Stanley Tucci, continues tonight.

Morton takes charge »

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Two Deleted Scenes from Mockingjay Part 1 are Unveiled

17 February 2015 5:00 PM, PST | | See recent Comicmix news »

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 went live today as a Digital HD purchase with the physical DVD or Blu-ray and OnDemand editions coming March 6. To whet your appetite, Lionsgate has released two deleted scenes from the blockbuster, which sets the stage for the final installment, coming later this year.

“I’m not asking” features a tense exchange between President Snow and Peeta, highlighting Peeta’s experience as a prisoner of Panem, previously unseen to audiences in Mockingjay: Part 1.

“Face of a revolution” features a humorous scene with Effie and Katniss as she’s prepped (and primped) to become the Mockingjay.

Santa Monica, CA and Vancouver, BC, (January 22, 2015) – Lionsgate’s (NYSE: Lgf) global juggernaut The Hunger Games franchise continues to set the world on fire with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 arriving on Digital HD February 17 and on Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital HD), DVD (plus Digital) and On Demand Friday, »

- ComicMix Staff

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Eat Your Heart Out: 7 Celebrity Cookbooks Worth Whipping Up Recipes From

16 February 2015 5:50 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Gwyneth Paltrow is coming out with a third cookbook. Let us repeat: a third cookbook. Does one need yet another outlet for the actress to remind us that her life is far more put together than ours (conscious uncoupling not withstanding)? More importantly, do we really need another batch of recipes supposedly time-tested by celebrities?

It turns out, yes, we do. While there are plenty of cookbooks by celeb chefs, many of whom appear on your TV screen nightly, recently there haven't been that many food tomes by actors and singers. Maybe they’re busy doing other things (like acting or singing) or don't think we'll believe they can cook for themselves let alone us. In fact, Paltrow was quite humble when she admitted to Rachael Ray: "I really love doing it. It’s such an awesome side project that I get to do, and I feel really lucky that people bought the first one and »

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Fortitude, Ep. 1.04: “Episode Four” offers more questions, few answers

15 February 2015 9:43 AM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Fortitude, Season One, “Episode Four”

Written by Stephen Brady

Directed by Richard Laxton

Airs Thursdays at 10 pm (Et) on Pivot

Not as immediately visually arresting or mystifying as its preceding episodes, the newest chapter of Fortitude is the first to feel like a typical murder mystery. There are a few nice transitions—a shot of the polio-stricken young boy sitting in an incubator cuts to a shot of a derelict statue, a restaurant mascot perhaps, lying supine in the snow—and the pulsating, unstable music is still as cutting as the sharpest winter wind, but gone are the flashier touches, the super-tight compositions. The show continues to move centrifugal from the mysticism of the first episode, which, while inevitable, nonetheless comes as a sort of disappointment, given the profound beauty of that first hour. As the plot expands, the mystery becomes less sublime and more in the vein of a typical prestige television show. »

- Greg Cwik

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Fortitude, Ep. 1.03: “Episode Three” focuses more on the murder mystery

15 February 2015 9:42 AM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Fortitude, Season One, “Episode Three”

Written by Simon Donald

Directed by Sam Miller

Airs Thursdays at 10 pm (Et) on Pivot

Fortitude‘s nebulous two-part pilot promised mysteries on a cosmic scale; by offering sparse dialogue and dreamy imagery wreathed by the pristine whiteness magnanimous snow, creator Simon Donald and director Sam Miller seemed to be crafting a show more concerned with the ineffable than with cops and clues. Instead of establishing suspects and motive, excavating the nefarious underground ties that bind a small town, and strewing about red herrings, they suffused the frame with chilly melancholy. The serenity of a vast ice tundra is juxtaposed with the imminent dangers lurking above and below the permafrost. Fortitude has shades of The Killing‘s caustic theatrics and Donald’s Low Winter Sun, but none of the former’s genre-blind pretension. It’s serious not just in content but in form: any show »

- Greg Cwik

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Fortitude episode 3 review

15 February 2015 9:05 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

If everyone in Fortitude has a secret, then is everyone guilty? Here's Michael's review of episode three...

This review contains spoilers

At some point early in the preparation of From Hell, Alan Moore’s eyes alighted on an advertisement for Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency. It was the twist he’d been looking for. ‘A holistic detective?’ he said, ‘you wouldn’t just have to solve the crime. You’d have to solve the entire world that the crime happened in.’ It’s truer of more detective fiction than you might think, especially those that are as concerned with whydunnit as they are whodunnit. One of the best examples is An Inspector Calls, which I alluded to in my review of the first episode of Fortitude, particularly in the character of Dci Morton, an outsider who appears in the wake of an unexpected death and who begins to ask »

- michaeln

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Fortitude Episode 1.3 Review [Contains Spoilers]

12 February 2015 1:55 PM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: Richard Laxton

Writer: Stephen Brady

Starring: Richard Dormer, Stanley Tucci, Sofie Grabol, Michael Gambon, Christopher Eccleston, Luke Treadaway, Jessica Raine, Nicholas Pinnock

**Contains Spoilers** 

Review: Episode 3 opens with Morton heading back to the murder scene but wait, much like when Vincent visited, there’s someone else in the house but this time, thankfully, no death. (Yet?) There he discovers some information about what the Professor was looking at but we still have no clue what it is beyond something related to scanning into the depths of the glacier.

The tension starts early this time out with Sheriff Dan because he learns that it’s Frank (his partner) who’s been sleeping with Elena, the seemingly object of his obsessive desires. Henry (Gambon) continues to break down, drinking too much, flipping between his own made-up characters in his head as he’s still not dealing well with shooting a man »

- Dan Bullock

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What to Watch: Tonight's TV Picks - Arrow, Cucumber

12 February 2015 4:00 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Arrow: Sky 1, 8pm

The superhero show returns from hiatus, but the titular archer is nowhere to be found, following his battle with Ra's Al Ghul.

Things get worse when John Barrowman's Malcolm Merlyn arrives with bad news, and guest star Vinnie Jones brings trouble to town as gangster Danny Brickwell.

Cucumber: Channel 4, 9pm

Comedians Rufus Hound and Ardal O'Hanlon guest star in the Russell T Davies comedy drama this week.

Henry goes on a date, Freddie goes with a woman, and Cleo meets an old flame. Not all goes well. On E4's Banana at 10, transsexual comedian Bethany Black takes centre stage.

Fortitude: Sky Atlantic, 9pm

The Arctic-set thriller, starring Stanley Tucci, Michael Gambon and Christopher Eccleston, continues tonight.

Dci Morton discovers evidence that may link a death from months before with the recent murder, while Dan tries to pursue one of his suspects.

The »

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Fortitude "not like Lost" says exec producer, "every question will be answered"

11 February 2015 2:23 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

We interview Fortitude's exec producer, who says that the Sky Atlantic drama is "a self-contained story that comes to an end"...

Sky Atlantic’s Fortitude, showing now on Thursday nights at 9pm, is a thriller, a mystery and an exploration of what can happen when murder takes place where you least expect it. Its cast, including Michael Gambon, Stanley Tucci and Sofie Grabol, is no less impressive than its otherworldly Nordic backdrop.

We spoke to executive producer Patrick Spence about filming in Norway, the prospect of British writers’ rooms and why Fortitude is not a frozen western…

I think that what’s interesting about the show is the relationship between landscape and character. You’ve made an effort to film in Iceland, with the incredible scenery that, for the fictional town at least, masks a real sense of danger. The landscape is beautiful, but the environment can kill you. »

- michaeln

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The 2014 RopeofSilicon Movie Awards

9 February 2015 9:54 AM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

The 2014 RopeofSilicon Movie Awards It's hard to believe I've been doing my own brand of "awards" for seven years now. Perhaps because film awards seem to have grown increasingly irrelevant, but when you watch as many movies as I do per year it is nice to sit back and remember the finer moments of the past year, especially when we're stuck in the doldrums of the early year releases, dealing with the likes of Jupiter Ascending, Taken 3, Blackhat and Seventh Son. So, as we are now only a few weeks away from the 87th Annual Academy Awards, it's time to hand out the 2014 RopeofSilicon Movie Awards, looking back on a year that turned out to be much better than it initially appeared it may be. A hard question I'm trying to answer is just what kind of year in movies was 2014c Like previous years, blockbusters came and went. »

- Brad Brevet

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Photo: Mark Ruffalo and Michael Keaton in Spotlight, About Catholic Church's Cover-Up of Pedophile Priests

8 February 2015 3:15 AM, PST | | See recent Worst Previews news »

Today we have the first photo from the upcoming "Spotlight" film, starring Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams, Michael Keaton, Liev Schreiber, Stanley Tucci, Billy Crudup, and John Slattery. Check it out below. The movie is based on a story by the Boston Globe that investigates the Catholic Church's decades-long cover-up of its pedophile priests in Massachusetts. Boston Globe's team of reporters spent a year interviewing victims and reviewing thousands of pages of documents and discovered years of cover-up by Church leadership. Their reporting eventually led to the resignation of Cardinal Bernard Law, who had hidden years of serial abuse by other priests and opened the floodgates to other revelations of molestation and cover-ups around the world that still reverberate today. "Spotlight" is directed by Tom McCarthy (The Visitor). A release date has yet to be announced. Photo: (click to enlarge) »

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