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Drama channel launches on UKTV Play on-demand service

31 March 2015 7:38 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

UKTV's Drama channel will join the company's on-demand service UKTV Play.

The channel will launch on the service later this week, with classics such as Agatha Christie, Death Comes to Pemberley and Birds of a Feather among programmes available to watch.

Drama joins fellow UKTV channels Dave, Yesterday and Really on the service which is available on iOS, Android, PC and YouView.

UKTV's director of commercial and business development Dan Fahy said: "UKTV Play is proving popular with viewers and we want to give them even more access to UKTV's great programming, when and where they want.

"The addition of Drama's well known and loved programming reinforces UKTV Play's position as a must-have on-demand service for our audience, especially as we continue to launch UKTV Play on to more platforms."

UKTV Play launched in 2014, with Dave and Really programmes such as Storage Hunters, Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled and Most Haunted available to watch, »

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Broken Projector: Smoke Monster and Mirrors

30 March 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Should TV shows and movies with mysteries at their hearts reveal their answers or is it better to let the top spin? What’s the right balance in making your audience wonder and making your audience gasp at the answers? Geoff and I will consider these questions with Lost, Agatha Christie and Inception in tow. Plus, Geoff offers a 4-layer dip for categorizing mysterious stories. We’ll call it the Oldboy Upstream Color Spectrum until someone else comes up with a better name. The bigger question on the show this week is whether we want the things we think we want. With new episodes of The X-Files coming soon, and so much geek culture co-opted, repackaged and dumped on our doorsteps, it’s starting to seem like the disappointments outweigh the anticipation. Our big finish is a conversation with Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead, the filmmakers behind the romance-horror Spring, where »

- Scott Beggs

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Ricky Wilson wants to play Poirot

26 March 2015 9:15 AM, PDT | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

Ricky Wilson wants to play Hercules Poirot. The 'Voice' judge is reportedly a big fan of the TV detective from the long-running series 'Agatha Christie's Poirot', which is based on the novels by the crime author, and wants to take on the role himself. A source told the Daily Star newspaper: ''Ricky says his ideal job would be to play Poirot. He spends his nights off watching re-runs of the show and would love to do a remake.'' The Kaiser Chiefs frontman - who underwent a makeover before he joined 'The Voice' - recently split from his girlfriend of five years, TV producer »

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Sarah Harding for Celebrity Masterchef

25 March 2015 4:00 AM, PDT | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

Ricky Wilson wants to play Hercules Poirot. The 'Voice' judge is reportedly a big fan of the TV detective from the long-running series 'Agatha Christie's Poirot', which is based on the novels by the crime author, and wants to take on the role himself. A source told the Daily Star newspaper: ''Ricky says his ideal job would be to play Poirot. He spends his nights off watching re-runs of the show and would love to do a remake.'' The Kaiser Chiefs frontman - who underwent a makeover before he joined 'The Voice' - recently split from his girlfriend of five years, TV producer »

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Paramount Turning Agatha Christie Into An Action Hero

19 March 2015 3:51 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Paramount Studios is going full speed ahead with Agatha, which will have Agatha Christie as its protagonist. And it sounds as though the legendary British author will be performing the sort of antics usually reserved for action heroes in the film. Deadline has confirmed that Agatha is currently being re-written by Annie Neal, who previously scripted Beauty Queen - a selection on 2013.s Black List (the annually released list of the most popular unproduced screenplays in Hollywood). Paramount originally purchased the spec script for Agatha, which had been scribed by Allison Schroeder, all the way back in March 2013. But they.re clearly not 100% happy with what Schroeder has produced, as Neal has now been brought on to shore things up. The production is currently trying to find a director suitable for the project. Agatha will revolve around the 11 days when Agatha Christie went missing, while the spec script has been »

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Scribe Michael Green Comes Aboard Murder On The Orient Express Remake

11 March 2015 12:45 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Fox’s remake of the classic Agatha Christie whodunit Murder on the Orient Express is picking up steam, now that Michael Green has been tapped to pen the script. The studio has been developing this redo since late 2013, when power trio Ridley Scott, Simon Kinberg and Mark Gordon all came aboard as producers. No director is yet attached to the pic, but Fox is understandably looking to attract a big name.

The story, one of the author’s most acclaimed to feature detective Hercule Poirot, was previously adapted for film by Sidney Lumet back in 1974. His take was rapturously received, racking up six Oscar nods and winning one (for Ingrid Bergman’s supporting performance). Albert Finney starred as Poirot, leading an all-star cast that included Bergman, Lauren Bacall, Jacqueline Bisset, Colin Blakely, Sean Connery, John Gielgud, Anthony Perkins, Vanessa Redgrave and Michael York.

This remake has big shoes to fill, »

- Isaac Feldberg

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News Bits: Holmes, 52, Space, Orient

11 March 2015 12:19 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Mr. Holmes

Roadside Attractions & Miramax have confirmed that Bill Condon's "Mr. Holmes" has secured a North American theatrical release of July 17th. [Source: Deadline]

52

Adrian Grenier's Kickstarter-funded documentary "52: The Search for the Loneliest Whale" has found a donation of $50,000 from Leonardo DiCaprio. The film plans to seek out the 52-hertz whale, which is known as the world's loneliest whale because it communicates in a frequency that no other whale can understand. [Source: Variety]

Dead Space

Visceral Games' general manager Steve Papoutsis says there is hope for a fourth chapter in the "Dead Space" saga: "Many, many people here at Visceral have a warm spot in their heart for Dead Space, and right now we're busy with Hardline and… other things... but it's definitely something we'd love to look at again. There's definitely a lot of interest internally for us to pick that up again at a future date.". [Source: Cinema Blend]

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- Garth Franklin

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'Blade Runner' Sequel Writer Boards 'Murder on the Orient Express'

10 March 2015 4:49 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Back in the fall of 2013, we learned there was development of a remake of the 1974 Sidney Lumet mystery Murder on the Orient Express, an adaptation of Agatha Christie's 1934 novel of the same name. Ridley Scott was producing with Simon Kinberg (writer of X-Men: Days of Future Past and Sherlock Holmes) and Mark Gordon, but there was no writer on board yet. But that's changed now as Variety reports Green Lantern writer Michael Green, who is also working with Scott on the Blade Runner sequel with Harrison Ford starring and Denis Villeneuve directing, will script the remake for Scott Free Productions. Read on! The original story follows detective Hercule Poirot, a genius Belgian detective who is called upon to solve a murder that occurred in his train car the night before. Albert Finney played the detective while an all-star cast of classic movie stars like Lauren Bacall, Ingrid Bergman, Jacqueline Bisset, »

- Ethan Anderton

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Review: 'Run All Night' Starring Liam Neeson, Joel Kinnaman, Common & Ed Harris

10 March 2015 1:08 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

The "Taken" films might have been responsible for repositioning former serious actor Liam Neeson as an action movie heavyweight, but there has been a far more interesting creative collaboration brewing in that same time span between the actor and frequent collaborator Jaume Collet-Serra. What makes this collaboration so interesting (and, indeed, fun to watch) is the way that Collet-Serra reinforces Neeson's new career path while simultaneously deconstructing it. In "Unknown," he turned the normally heroic Neeson into an amnesiac terrorist, and in "Non-Stop" he crafted an Agatha Christie-like whodunit on an airplane, with Neeson as an unlikely foil: a dirty, disillusioned air marshal. Their latest collaboration is "Run All Night," a film that double-underlines the fact that Collet-Serra knows exactly what to do with Neeson's on-screen persona in what is ultimately their most satisfying film yet. At the beginning of "Run All Night," »

- Drew Taylor

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Gotham writer Michael Green working on new Murder on the Orient Express

10 March 2015 8:27 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Michael Green has signed up to write a new version of Murder on the Orient Express.

The Gotham and Green Lantern writer has been hired for 20th Century Fox's upcoming adaptation of the classic Agatha Christie novel, Variety reports.

Ridley Scott, Mark Gordon and Simon Kinberg are producing the project, which was first announced back in 2013. A director has yet to be secured.

The film will be based on Agatha Christie's 1934 novel, which follows Belgian detective Hercule Poirot as he investigates the murder of an American tycoon on a train.

It was first adapted as a film in 1974 by Sidney Lumet, with Albert Finney as Poirot. The film also starred the likes of Lauren Bacall, Ingrid Bergman, Jacqueline Bisset, Sean Connery, John Gielgud and Vanessa Redgrave.

Alfred Molina starred in a poorly-received TV movie version in 2001 on CBS, before David Suchet led the cast of ITV's version in 2010 alongside Jessica Chastain and Hugh Bonneville. »

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‘Murder on the Orient Express’ Reboot Sets Michael Green as Writer (Exclusive)

10 March 2015 7:01 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Michael Green is taking a trip on the Orient Express, coming on board to write Fox’s remake of Sidney Lumet’s 1974 detective drama “Murder on the Orient Express.”

Variety reported in late 2013 that the studio was developing the project with Ridley Scott, Mark Gordon and Simon Kinberg on board to produce. No director is attached.

Murder on the Orient Express,” based on the 1934 novel by Agatha Christie, starred Albert Finney as the genius Belgian detective Hercule Poirot investigating the murder of an American tycoon aboard the train. The all-star cast of suspects were portrayed by Lauren Bacall, Ingrid Bergman, Jacqueline Bisset, Colin Blakely, Sean Connery, John Gielgud, Anthony Perkins, Vanessa Redgrave and Michael York.

Orient Express” was a commercial success with $35 million in U.S. grosses. It was also nominated for six Academy Awards, with Bergman — portraying a Swedish missionary — winning her third Oscar, her first in the supporting category. »

- Dave McNary

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Flames on the Side of My Face: A Tribute to the Women of 'Clue'

7 March 2015 2:09 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

What is it about "Clue"? Thirty years after the kooky non-hit murder mystery left theaters (along with its three original endings), it's become as much of a cult phenomenon as "The Rocky Horror Picture Show," Tim Curry's other mansion romp with a delirious lineup of characters. Don't believe me? Until Paramount stepped in to protest, La's NuArt Theatre conducted "shadow cast" screenings of "Clue" featuring costumed cast imitators who mimed the movie in front of the projection. That's a next-level tribute. Based on the Parker Brothers board game, "Clue" is a whodunit in a very traditional sense. It is literally a dark and stormy night, there is literally a butler who might've done it, and there are Agatha Christie-type explanations for the homicides at the end of the movie. So why is it beloved? That answer, unlike the culprit of the movie's seven murders, reveals itself quickly: "Clue »

- Louis Virtel

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Arthur & George episode 1 review

2 March 2015 9:40 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Martin Clunes plays Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in ITV’s entertaining new 3-part detective mystery based on Julian Barnes’ Arthur & George…

This review contains spoilers.

It’s a great story: internationally celebrated crime writer turns detective to exonerate wrongfully convicted man. That’s the juicy real-life premise of ITV’s new three-part drama, Arthur & George, adapted from Julian Barnes’ 2005 novel of the same name. Imagine if Enid Blyton had run a side line catching smuggling gangs on Cornish islands, or Agatha Christie had spent her weekends accusing real-life aristos of poisoning their wife’s lemon posset. TV would salivate at the prospect and understandably so. Life rarely imitates art so neatly.

Arthur & George’s premise isn’t only neat, but as a period crime detective show (the default settings of modern TV drama) about real-life racism, injustice and spookiness featuring the creator of fiction’s most famous sleuth, it ticks »

- louisamellor

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Martin Clunes keen on Arthur & George sequels: "It'd be fun to revisit"

27 February 2015 3:49 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Martin Clunes has revealed that he is keen to reprise the role of Arthur Conan Doyle after ITV's Arthur & George.

Clunes stars as the Sherlock Holmes creator in the three-part drama, based on the true story of Doyle fighting to free an innocent man charged with a violent crime.

"I think it'd be fun to revisit, but who knows?" the actor told Digital Spy and other press. "It's great for television to have returning dramas, we all know that.

"There are other cases that he did look into - when Agatha Christie went missing, he was called in to find her... so there you go!"

Clunes insisted that any possible continuation is "up to ITV", adding: "We would like to - it depends how it performs."

The star also revealed that he "was never a Sherlock Holmes nut", despite being related to actor Jeremy Brett - who played the famous »

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ITV CEO Adam Crozier Tapped for Variety’s Achievement in Int’l TV Award

25 February 2015 9:01 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Adam Crozier, CEO of ITV, will receive Variety’s 2015 Achievement in Intl. Television Award.

Variety associate publisher Donna Pennestri will present him with the honor at an exclusive cocktail reception at this year’s Mip TV market.

“The Achievement in Intl. Television Award is given to individuals who exhibit leadership, creativity and innovation in the global television marketplace,” Pennestri said in a statement. “In the past five years since Adam Crozier was named CEO, ITV has exhibited real growth.

ITV Studios and ITV Studios Global Entertainment make, distribute and sell more than 40,000 hours of television worldwide to over 3,000 international broadcasters, while ITV Studios U.S. Group has become the leader of independent non-scripted television production in the U.S.,” she said. “Crozier has grown these various businesses so effectively and strategically, there is no one in this space more deserving than him to receive our award this year.”

ITV Studios America, »

- Variety Staff

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Watch Agatha Christie’s Poirot for Free on FilmOn’s ITV Encore Channel

16 February 2015 7:46 AM, PST | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

ITV Encore welcomes the costume drama mysteries of “Agatha Christie’s Poirot.” The series can be viewed on FilmOn’s ITV Encore online television channel. Two of the mysteries viewers can watch are “Four and Twenty Blackbirds” and “The Adventure of Clapham Cook.” “Four and Twenty Blackbirds” finds Poirot investigating the death of an artist. “While Anthony Gascoigne lies dying in Brighton, his brother Henry – a reclusive artist – falls to his death. A tragic accident, or murder? Poirot is intrigued by Henry’s unusual behaviour in a restaurant shortly before his demise and suspects foul play.” “The Adventure of Clapham Cook” starts out simple enough, but soon Poirot realizes there’s more  [ Read More ]

The post Watch Agatha Christie’s Poirot for Free on FilmOn’s ITV Encore Channel appeared first on Shockya.com. »

- monique

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‘Scar Tissue’ DVD Review

16 February 2015 6:34 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Charity WakefieldDanny Horn, Kenneth Colley, Daniel Fraser, Helen George, Mark Cameron, Imogen Bain, Shaun Dingwall | Written and Directed by Scott Michell

Detective Sam Cross (Wakefield) never got the chance for revenge. Twenty years ago, her sister became the last victim of serial child killer Edward Jansen, moments before he was shot dead by a police Swat team. But now, decades later, he’s back. Luke Denham (Horn) is a normal guy living a normal life until he wakes up one morning to find a mutilated corpse in his bathroom. When the police find Jansen’s DNA all over the crime scene, Luke and Sam are thrown together on a mission to uncover the truth and stop the long-dead psychopath who stalks and taunts them…

Opening with a creepy and eerie sequence set in child killer Edward Jansen’s “lair”, Scar Tissue kicks things off in super fashion, with »

- Phil Wheat

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Horror Round-Up: Ouija Seance Event, Burying the Ex, The CW’s ‘Dead People’ Pilot, New Tales of Halloween Images

3 February 2015 9:44 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

We’re back with another horror news round-up, this time focusing on a recent seance event that took place in Hollywood ahead of Universal’s home media release of Ouija. We also have acquisition details on Joe Dante’s zom com, Burying the Ex, as well as news on another supernatural pilot order from The CW, and new images from Epic Pictures Group’s upcoming horror anthology movie, Tales of Halloween.

A Blumhouse Productions and Platinum Dunes film from Universal Pictures, Ouija comes out on Blu-ray and DVD today and to celebrate the film’s home media release, Universal recently hosted a get-together in Hollywood that included Jason Blum and real life Ouija guru Robert Murch (an advisor on the film), who showed those in attendance how to conduct a proper seance:

“CEO of Blumhouse Pictures Jason Blum, director Stiles White, actress Bianca Santos, and Ouija historian & expert Robert Murch »

- Derek Anderson

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Praise for film Rahasya and its Cast

2 February 2015 7:03 PM, PST | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Bollywood has been beckoning for a good mystery movie and Manish Gupta does a brilliant job in delivering one. Rahasya is a gripping murder mystery which keeps the audience glued to their seat.

The movie kick starts with the murder of Ayesha Mahajan, played by (‘Baby’ Saakshi Sem), who is the only child of her parents Aarti Mahajan and Sachin Mahajan portrayed by Tisca Chopra and Ashish Vidyarthi. With the police starting an immediate investigation, they interrogate each suspect and finally arrests Sachin Mahajan, the father as the ‘prime suspect’. But certain loopholes are noticed by Cbi Inspector Sunil Paraskar as he continues his search for the truth. The journey is not at all easy as he discovers many ugly truths which add to the mystery. The climax specially is cutthroat interesting, a fitting ending to a very well made film.

The actors have given excellent performances and Kay Kay Menon »

- Press Releases

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Geraldine McEwan Dies At 82: ITV’s Miss Marple, UK Stage Luminary

1 February 2015 10:02 AM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

The actress, a staple of UK modern and classic repertory who became synonymous with the Agatha Christie heroine, died January 30 in the aftermath of a stroke suffered in October, her family said in a release to the press. In addition to Miss Marple, whom she played from 2004 through 2009, she won a 1991 BAFTA TV award for best actress for her role in Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit. She was Emmeline “Lucia” Lucas in Mapp And Lucia, a TV series adapted from E.F. Benson’s… »

- Jeremy Gerard

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