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17 items from 2017


‘Game of Thrones’ Star Carice van Houten: Melisandre Wants to ‘Witness’ Jon Snow’s Meeting With Daenerys

25 July 2017 9:40 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Six weeks after giving birth to her first child, actress Carice van Houten was in Spain, playing Melisandre, speaking High Valyrian and trying to convince the Mother of Dragons to make a key ally.

“It’s funny because I just had a baby six weeks before, so it was a really weird transition,” van Houten said in an interview with IndieWire. “To come from that little bubble, my little baby bubble, into this ‘Game of Thrones’ world and the first time to work again — [Melisandre had] gone through so much development in one season, it almost feels like I’m a different character. I can play her differently now a little bit.”

Read More‘Game of Thrones’ Review: Family Means Nothing in ‘Stormborn’

When we first met the red priestess, she was so devoted to R’llhor, aka the Lord of Light, that she didn’t have time to suffer fools who »

- Hanh Nguyen

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‘Game of Thrones’ Star Carice van Houten: Melisandre Wants to ‘Witness’ Jon Snow’s Meeting With Daenerys

25 July 2017 9:40 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Six weeks after giving birth to her first child, actress Carice van Houten was in Spain, playing Melisandre, speaking High Valyrian and trying to convince the Mother of Dragons to make a key ally.

“It’s funny because I just had a baby six weeks before, so it was a really weird transition,” van Houten said in an interview with IndieWire. “To come from that little bubble, my little baby bubble, into this ‘Game of Thrones’ world and the first time to work again — [Melisandre had] gone through so much development in one season, it almost feels like I’m a different character. I can play her differently now a little bit.”

Read More‘Game of Thrones’ Review: Family Means Nothing in ‘Stormborn’

When we first met the red priestess, she was so devoted to R’llhor, aka the Lord of Light, that she didn’t have time to suffer fools who »

- Hanh Nguyen

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‘Game of Thrones': Why ‘The Prince That Was Promised’ Prophecy Mistranslation Is a Big Deal

24 July 2017 2:40 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

(Note: This post contains spoilers for the July 23 episode of “Game of Thrones”, “Stormborn.”) For season after season of “Game of Thrones,” several people in Westeros have been worried about a certain prophecy about the Prince That Was Promised, the mythical figure who will lead the world in the fight to defeat the White Walkers. Melisandre (Carice van Houten), the Red Woman, spent most of “Game of Thrones” telling Stannis Baratheon (Stephen Dillane) he was the Prince That Was Promised. Obviously, that wasn’t true, since Stannis died. After that, Melisandre thought it might be Jon Snow (Kit Harrington), since she managed. »

- Phil Hornshaw

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'Game of Thrones' Stars Make Their Spinoff Pitches

14 July 2017 3:53 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

"Looking for an Onion Knight? Better call Davos!"

Liam Cunningham's pitch for a Game of Thrones spinoff writes itself, doesn't it? A show focused on the Stark consigliere running around the Seven Kingdoms talking sense into those in need, long before the term "Night King" was a well-known thing, with Stannis Baratheon (Stephen Dillane) doing his best Mike Ehrmantraut impression... 

Okay, so that's nonsense. But the fact of the matter is, the days of Game of Thrones are far from over. Yes, season seven marks the penultimate chapter in the story based on George R.R. »

- Josh Wigler

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‘Game of Thrones’ Season 7: All the Clues the Cast Could Tease Without Revealing Major Spoilers

14 July 2017 8:51 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Forget “Here Be Dragons.” Any “Game of Thrones” story should be equipped with the warning, “Here Be Spoilers.”

HBO’s fantasy drama requires all plot details be kept on tight lockdown due to its penchant for killing off main characters, the numerous betrayals and the occasional maiming. Perhaps its biggest challenge was to keep Jon Snow’s resurrection under wraps last year after the character had been killed. When actor Kit Harington started appearing in and around known “Game of Thrones” shooting locations with those signature bastard locks intact, most guessed that Jon Snow would be returning.

Read More‘Game of Thrones’ Star Kit Harington: Don’t Expect Jon Snow in Season 8

“I mean, at the time I didn’t think it was that bad, but looking back it was a bit of a nightmare,” Harington said about maintaining secrecy about the resurrection. “I didn’t like it. I’ve said it before today, »

- Hanh Nguyen

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‘Game of Thrones’ Season 7: All the Clues the Cast Could Tease Without Revealing Major Spoilers

14 July 2017 8:51 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Forget “Here Be Dragons.” Any “Game of Thrones” story should be equipped with the warning, “Here Be Spoilers.”

HBO’s fantasy drama requires all plot details be kept on tight lockdown due to its penchant for killing off main characters, the numerous betrayals and the occasional maiming. Perhaps its biggest challenge was to keep Jon Snow’s resurrection under wraps last year after the character had been killed. When actor Kit Harington started appearing in and around known “Game of Thrones” shooting locations with those signature bastard locks intact, most guessed that Jon Snow would be returning.

Read More‘Game of Thrones’ Star Kit Harington: Don’t Expect Jon Snow in Season 8

“I mean, at the time I didn’t think it was that bad, but looking back it was a bit of a nightmare,” Harington said about maintaining secrecy about the resurrection. “I didn’t like it. I’ve said it before today, »

- Hanh Nguyen

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It's Time for the "Darkest Hour"

14 July 2017 6:00 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Chris here. Remember a few short years ago when Gary Oldman, after decades of brilliance, was finally an Oscar nominee for Tinker Tailer Soldier Spy? Well, it looks like he could be prepping another go of awards season, but this time it might be for a performance that finds the actor on the unrecognizable side of his chameleonic abilities. The last time he had this level of makeup on we got his delicious and underrated Dracula, but now Oldman is donning some impressive prosthetics to play Winston Churchill in Joe Wright's period piece Darkest Hour.

Though Joe Wright's previous period work like Atonement and Anna Karenina have sparked with some inventive presentation, for the trailer this looks like a little bit more of the familiar. No matter, considering Oldman is firing on all cylinders for some juicy dramatics as the Prime Minister - the actor is definitely the show here. »

- Chris Feil

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“Darkest Hour” Trailer suggests Gary Oldman is all in for awards

13 July 2017 3:26 PM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

Oscar voters have long shown an affinity for World War II. Furthermore, members of the Academy make no secret how baity a good biopic is to them. Earlier, we finally got a Trailer for a film that checks off all of those boxes. It’s Darkest Hour, the Winston Churchill biopic that seems tailer made for awards season. As an added bonus, it features acclaimed actor Gary Oldman in the starring role, giving him a chance to truly contend for a statue, as he only has a single nomination to his credit so far. You can see the Trailer at the end of this piece, but as always, a bit of discussion is in order first. The movie looks at the time at the outset of the second World War, specifically as Winston Churchill (Oldman) became a comprise and unpopular choice for Prime Minister. Literally within days of taking the »

- Joey Magidson

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See Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill in Official 'Darkest Hour' Trailer

13 July 2017 9:18 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"You cannot reason with a tiger when your head is in its mouth!" Focus Features has unveiled the first trailer for Joe Wright's Darkest Hour, the second film this year about Winston Churchill (the other one is called Churchill starring Brian Cox). This is the film that stars the very talented Gary Oldman under heavy prosthetic as Winston Churchill, giving a powerful, commanding cigar-chomping performance. The focus in this film is on Churchill's first few days as Prime Minister, deciding whether or not to agree to a peace treaty with Nazi Germany or fight back and rally the troops. The cast includes Lily James, Ben Mendelsohn, Stephen Dillane, Kristin Scott Thomas, Charley Palmer Rothwell, Ronald Pickup, Nicholas Jones, Hannah Steele, Richard Lumsden, and Jeremy Child. This looks much, much better than the other Churchill film. And hopefully this will get Oldman an Oscar nomination - it definitely seems possible. »

- Alex Billington

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Watch The First Trailer For Joe Wright’s Darkest Hour Starring Gary Oldman

13 July 2017 8:48 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Soldier, artist, hero…

“Do not let us speak of darker days; let us rather speak of sterner days. These are not dark days; these are great days—the greatest days our country has ever lived; and we must all thank God that we have been allowed, each of us according to our stations, to play a part in making these days memorable in the history of our race.” Winston Churchill, 29 October 1941.

If you’re a British history aficionado as well as a film buff, 2017 is your year at the cinemas.

Their Finest, Dunkirk and now Darkest Hour starring Gary Oldman as Sir Winston Churchill have or will be filling the theaters. Check out the brand new trailer for the film below.

Focus Features will release Darkest Hour in select cities on November 22, 2017.

Oldman’s look as the statesman is nothing short of amazing!

Here’s a list of the team »

- Michelle Hannett

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Gary Oldman Endures the ‘Darkest Hour’ in First Trailer for Joe Wright’s Winston Churchill Biopic

13 July 2017 7:11 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Fall is around the corner, which means an onslaught of biopics and every so often, one of them manages to break the mold. We’re hoping this is the case for Darkest Hour, a new Winston Churchill biopic — not to be confused with the other one this year — with Gary Oldman in the lead role in a wild transformation. Ahead of a likely festival premiere before a November release, Focus Features have now released the first trailer.

Directed by Atonement and Anna Karenina‘s Joe Wright, Oldman has certainly transformed into the British Prime Minister and we hope the script by Anthony McCarten is a few steps above his milquetoast work in The Theory of Everything. Also starring Kristin Scott Thomas, Lily James, Stephen Dillane, Ronald Pickup, and Ben Mendelsohn, check out the trailer below.

A thrilling and inspiring true story begins on the eve of World War II as, »

- Jordan Raup

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Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill in new trailer for anticipated Oscar hopeful Darkest Hour

13 July 2017 7:02 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Scott Davis

Universal Pictures have today unveiled our first look at their upcoming biopic Darkest Hour, which you can view in the player below!

Directed by Joe Wright (Pride & Prejudice, Atonement), the film stars Academy Award Nominee Gary Oldman as the famous British Prime Minister Winston Churchill. Rather than tell a typical biopic of the man, the film concentrates on a moment in time during the war where Churchill is trying to negotiate a peace treaty with Germany as well as trying to rally the nation against the Nazi forces heading across Europe.

Alongside Oldman are Lily James (Baby Driver), Stephen Dillane (The Crown), Kristen Scott-Thomas (Suite Francaise) and Ben Mendelsohn (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) and is written by Andrew McCarten (The Theory of Everything, Bohemian Rhapsody). Working Title Films have produced the film.

Here’s the official synopsis:

Within days of becoming Prime Minister of Great Britain, »

- Scott Davis

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The Tunnel

15 June 2017 11:00 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Network: PBS. Episodes: Ongoing (hour). Seasons: Ongoing. TV show dates (Us): June 18, 2016 — present. Series status: Has not been cancelled. Performers include: Stephen Dillane, Clémence Poésy, Angel Coulby, James Frain, Joseph Mawle, Keeley Hawes, Tom Bateman, Jeanne Balibar, Thibaut de Montalembert, Jack Lowden, Cedric Vieira, and Sigrid Bouaziz. TV show description: A British-French crime drama, The Tunnel TV series follows UK Detective Karl Roebuck (Dillane) and French Detective Elise Wassermann (Poésy). In the first season, when a French politician is found dead in the middle of the Channel Tunnel (i.e. Chunnel), these two officers are dispatched to investigate on behalf of their countries. Thanks to a discovery made at the scene of the crime, the French and »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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On this day: Butch Cassidy, Catherine de Medici, the '63 Oscars, and more

13 April 2017 7:00 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

On this day in history as it relates to showbiz

1519 Catherine de Medici, Queen consort, born. She's been played in movies and TV by Kerry Fox, Megan Follows, Françoise Rosay, Maria Palmer, and many more but none so brilliantly as Virna Lisi in her Cannes winning performance in the sensational French epic Queen Margot (1994)

1570 Guy Fawkes born in England. V for Vendetta's "V" wears his face as a mask.

1743 Founding Father Thomas Jefferson born in Virginia. He's been played in movies and TV by actors like Nick Nolte, Jerry O'Connell, Stephen Dillane, Sam Waterston, Ken Howard, and many more »

- NATHANIEL R

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First-look image of Elle Fanning as Mary Shelley

17 February 2017 8:20 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Hollywood Reporter has unveiled a first look image from  the upcoming romantic biographical drama Mary Shelley featuring Elle Fanning (The Neon Demon) as the iconic author of the gothic horror classic Frankenstein.

Mary Shelley is directed by Haifaa al-Mansour and tells the story of a young Mary Shelley’s love affair with poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, played by Douglas Booth. Also featuring in the cast are Bel Powley, Ben Hardy, Tom Sturridge, Maisie Williams, Stephen Dillane, and Joanne Froggatt. »

- Amie Cranswick

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First Image From Mary Shelley Sees Elle Fanning In Title Role

11 February 2017 6:34 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

We’ve been hearing about this project since 2014, when it was titled A Storm In The Stars – but now we finally have the first image from the newly monikered Mary Shelley, with Elle Fanning in the title role, as it’s packaged for sale at the Berlin Film Festival. The gothic biographical drama looks set to unspool the early years of one of Britain’s most famous authors, in a surprisingly timely story of philosophy, feminism, and tragedy.

Directed by Saudi Arabia’s first female film director, Haifaa al-Mansour, Mary Shelley casts Elle Fanning as the young author – before she found fame by penning Frankenstein: Or, The Modern Prometheus, in 1818. Shelley’s life was one filled with tragedy – such that it should make any cinematic telling of the tale riveting and moving. She was the daughter of the philosopher and feminist Mary Wollstonecraft, who died while her daughter was »

- Sarah Myles

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Sky Re-Enters ‘Tunnel,’ Wants ‘Gone’ by Lennie James

20 January 2017 4:59 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Sky has commissioned two new Sky Original Productions for Sky Atlantic: a third season of “The Tunnel” and the new drama “Gone,” created and written by “Walking Dead” actor Lennie James.

“Gone” will be directed by Nick Murphy and is produced by World Productions (“Line of Duty”). Suranne Jones and Stephen Graham co-star. James is currently starring in “The Walking Dead’s” seventh season on AMC, which is on its mid-season hiatus. Graham can be seen in “Taboo,” alongside Tom Hardy, on BBC One in Britain and on FX in the U.S.

Set on a southeast London housing estate, “Gone” tells the story of Nelson “Nelly” Rowe, a charmer and chancer who is the life and soul of his local bar. When he is falsely accused of a terrible crime, he determines to clear his name and find the real perpetrator. The journey makes him confront his careless past but also offers a chance for »

- Robert Mitchell

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