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AMC has released a new trailer for the upcoming new drama series Turn. Set during the Revolutionary War, the show centers on a New York farmer named Abe Woodhull (Jamie Bell) who bands together with a group of childhood friends to form the Culper Ring, a group of spies who turn the tide in America’s fight for independence. It’s a unique angle with which to approach a Revolutionary War drama, and though this trailer is quite brief, the footage gleaned thus far is highly promising. Moreover, Rise of the Planet of the Apes director Rupert Wyatt helmed the pilot. Hit the jump to watch the new trailer. The show also stars Seth Numrich, Heather Lind, Meegan Warner, Kevin McNally, Burn Gorman, Angus MacFadyen, Jj Field, and Samuel Roukin. Turn will premiere on AMC in spring 2014. Here’s the official synopsis for Turn: “Turn” is a layered, character-driven »
- Adam Chitwood
Kevin Zegers (Transamerica) is set to co-star in Fox‘s event series Gracepoint, a U.S. remake of the UK’s Broadchurch. The project, from Shine America and Kudos, centers on Detective Emmett Carver (David Tennant), the lead male investigator on the case of a shocking murder of 11-year-old Danny that puts a small town under scrutiny. Zegers, repped by ICM Partners, Station 3 and Hansen Jacobsen, will play Owen Burke, a handsome, clever and extremely laid back young reporter on the local town newspaper. With the arrival of a big city journalist, his dormant ambitions are awakened – getting both himself and his aunt Ellie (Anna Gunn) in big trouble. Amy Gumenick is set to recur on AMC’s upcoming period drama series Turn. Set in the summer of 1778, it centers on farmer Abe Woodhull who bands together with a group of childhood friends to form The Culper Ring, an unlikely »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Feb. 11, 2014
Price: DVD $30.99, Blu-ray $35.99
Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
In the movie, Keri Russell (TV’s The Americans) plays Jane Hayes, one such devoted fan, who has saved all her money for a trip of a lifetime — to the eccentric resort Austenland, where fans can live out the Regency era of the books.
Armed with her bonnet, corset and needlepoint, Jane aims to avoid spinsterhood, but her difficulties come in figuring out where the fantasy ends and real life – and maybe love — begins.
Rated PG-13, Austenland also stars Jane Seymour (Love Wedding Marriage), Jennifer Coolidge (American Reunion), J.J. Feild (Captain America: The First Avenger) and Bret McKenzie (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey). The film was directed by first-time helmer Jerusha Hess on a screenplay »
Here’s the first trailer for AMC‘s upcoming Revolutionary War series Turn. Written by Craig Silverstein, based on the book Washington’s Spies and directed by Rupert Wyatt, Turn is set in the summer of 1778 and tells the story of New York farmer Abe Woodhull (Jamie Bell), who bands together with a group of childhood friends to form The Culper Ring, an unlikely group of spies who turn the tide in America’s fight for independence. Seth Numrich, Heather Lind, Meegan Warner, Kevin McNally, Burn Gorman, Angus MacFadyen, Jj Field, and Samuel Roukin also star. Turn is slated to debut in the spring. »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
While no air date has been set, AMC has released the first trailer today.
Penned by “Nikita’s” Craig Silverstein and executive produced by Barry Josephson from Josephson Entertainment, the series revolves around the Culper Ring spies who, in the summer of 1778, affected America’s fight for independence. It stars Jamie Bell, Kevin McNally, Burn Gorman, Angus MacFadyen, Jj Feild, Seth Numrich, Daniel Henshall, and Heather Lind.
- Whitney Friedlander
Last night during the winter finale of The Walking Dead (read Dave’s recap here), AMC unveiled the first trailer for its new upcoming drama series Turn, and it's now available online for all to see. Billed as “the untold story of America’s first spy ring,” the show begins in the summer of 1778 and centers on a New York farmer named Abe Woodhull (Jamie Bell) who bands together with a group of childhood friends to form the Culper Ring, a group of spies who turn the tide in America’s fight for independence. It’s definitely a different kind of series for AMC, but the network is at a bit of a crossroads with Breaking Bad gone and Mad Men ending in 2015, so they’re no doubt looking for another breakout hit to go alongside The Walking Dead, which will probably run for many, many more years. The brief »
- Adam Chitwood
With Breaking Bad over and Mad Men on the way out, AMC is hitching its wagon to the past in hopes of ensuring a bright future with two new shows: Halt & Catch Fire, set in the early 1980s, and Turn, set in 1778. Last night, during The Walking Dead mid-season finale, we got our first look at Turn, starring Jamie Bell, and all signs point to AMC's continued dominance in scripted drama.
Based on the book Washington's Spies written by Alexander Rose, Turn is set in the summer of 1778 and tells the story of New York farmer Abe Woodhull, who bands together with a group of childhood friends to form The Culper Ring, an unlikely group of spies who turn the tide in America's fight for independence.
Abe Woodhull, who went by the name Samuel Culper Sr. so »
Fifty Shades of Grey fans meet Kate Kavanaugh. Universal Pictures and Focus Features has hired newcomer Eloise Mumford to play Anastasia Steele’s confident blonde roommate and best friend in the upcoming adaptation of the bestselling novel.
Mumford made her television debut in 2010, starring in the short-lived Fox series Lone Star. She went on to appear in the Dreamworks series The River opposite Bruce Greenwood, which helped her land a deal with ABC studios.
- Nicole Sperling
Louise West was curator of Jane Austen's House Museum. What does she think of the Us theme-park romcom?
This is a dreadful film. But at its heart, there is a valid idea. It's about a 32-year-old Jane Austen obsessive called Jane, who visits a theme park where Austen fans dress up in Regency costume and are courted by actors. Jane, played by Keri Russell, does ring true: I met a number of women like her in my time as curator of Jane Austen's House Museum in Chawton, though I can't say whether any of them actually had a lifesize cutout of Colin Firth as Mr Darcy in their bedroom.
As far as I know, a theme park like Austenland doesn't exist, but I can certainly imagine one. There's a Dickens World in Kent with costumed actors giving tours – but I don't think they actually immerse visitors in the »
- Laura Barnett
Blue Jasmine (12A)
In the downward trajectory of late-era Allen comes a startling spike to remind us how great he still can be, especially when it comes to women's roles. This show belongs to Blanchett, playing a Manhattan one-percenter brought down to earth. Propped up by alcohol, drugs and her sister, she's an accident that's already happening, and a magnificent, tragicomic creation.
A kidnapping case refuses to crack in this weighty, slippery whodunit.
Greedy Lying Bastards (12A)
(Craig Scott Rosebraugh, 2012, Us) 90 mins
Climate-change deniers get a dose of their own medicine, as this impassioned doc lays out a history of hypocrisy.
Mister John (15)
(Christine Molloy, »
- Steve Rose
Remember the butterfly feelings you got the first time you saw Mr Darcy – aka Colin Firth – dive into the lake at Pemberley and emerge on the other side, all wet and troubled in the BBC’s adaptation of Pride and Prejudice? If no goofy smile creeps over your face, this crazy comedy will have no bearing on you whatsoever – or, you’re a straight male who had to endure the sighs of another while watching this iconic moment of dreaminess in the 1995 TV mini-series.
Austenland tenderly mocks the avid Austen fan in a harmless, frivolous and screwball manner. It’s adapted by Gentlemen Broncos and Nacho Libre writer Jerusha Hess and Austenland author Shannon Hale, thanks to funding by Twilight author-turned-film-producer Stephenie Meyer’s Fickle Fish Films; the company’s aim being to translate authors’ works for the big screen. With Hess’s quirky comedic background and Meyer’s knowledge »
- Lisa Giles-Keddie
Keri Russell has been a shining light on TV thanks to Felicity and FX's The Americans, but she's never quite managed to catch fire on the big screen. Where Waitress should've provided her with a career springboard, it instead sent her into a series of thankless second-string wife or love interest parts. Russell's name sits above the title in new romantic comedy Austenland, but what a shame then that it's a huge waste of her considerable talents.
Based on Shannon Hale's chick lit novel, it follows an American singleton obsessed with all things Jane Austen who cobbles together her life savings to take a trip to an Austen-themed resort in the UK. Dress up, role play and comical British accents are the order of the »
I can't recall if I've ever been a huge Jane Austen fan. Sure, I have always appreciated her writing, and even starred in a high-school production of Pride and Prejudice. (Don't get excited -- I just played the maid.) I do know that I typically don't go out of my way to see film adaptations of her work because I have never found myself to be the "hopeless romantic" type. This is why I have decided that Austenland is the perfect film for someone like me -- eager to keep the realism of romance, but secretly wanting our heroine to find a good guy in the end.
Jane (played by the adorable Keri Russell) is obsessed with Jane Austen's work. We see a quick flash of her childhood and young adult life, which includes all things British ... such as a life-size cut out of Colin Firth in costume as Mr. »
- Marcelena Mayhorn
September 6, 2013
Director: Richard Curtis
Running time: 123 mins
Director: David Twohy
Running time: 119 mins
Director: David Lowery
Running time: 105 mins
Director: Roland Emmerich
Running time: 131 mins
September 13, 2013
Director: Brian Helgeland
Running time: 128 mins
Director: Lake Bell
Running time: 93 mins
Director: James Wan
Running time: 105 mins
Director: Ron Howard
Running time: 122 mins
Director: Sascha Hartmann
Running time: 76 mins
September 20, 2013
Director: Brad Anderson
Running time: 94 mins
Chicago – One of the most incorrect assumptions in literature iconography is the focus on Jane Austen as a purely romantic writer – skipping the depth of character, humor and cynicism in her work, for the sake of mooning over “Mr. Darcy.” The new film “Austenland” continues this trend.
This is adapted from a novel that no one evidently should read, from screenwriters Jerusha Hess (“Napoleon Dynamite,” “Gentleman Broncos”) and the source novelist Shannon Hale. It would be a great relief to present Jane Austen to them, Marshall-McCluhan-in-Annie-Hall style, and have the legend say, “you know nothing of my work.” Co-opting the great author’s name for this dull and terrible exercise in “romance” is a travesty in story woven justice. The filmmakers may counter that it’s all in fun, but there is nothing fun about taking one element of an author’s good works, and creating a “theme park” imaging of it, »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
The World's End makes a great beginning to the weekend, but People's critic says to turn around before you enter Austenland. See ThisThe World's EndSummer used to be a magical time when we settled on one thing to kill us: volcanoes or asteroids, perhaps, or the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man. Nowadays, we're just greedy disaster gluttons, taking whatever alien, zombie or putrefying disease will have us. At least this season we're ending it all on a good note, for writer/director Edgar Wright and stars Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, the team behind Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead, »
- Alynda Wheat, PEOPLE Movie Critic
“Austenland” is a romantic comedy about thirty something single Jae Hayes (Keri Russell) a seemingly normal young woman with a secret obsession with all things Jane Austen. When she decides to spend her life savings on a trip to an English resort catering to Austen crazed women, Jane fantasies of meeting the perfect gentleman and suddenly it becomes more real then she could ever imagine.
Based on the novel by Shannon Hale the film was written and directed by Jerusha Hess (writer of Napoleon Dynamite) and produced by Stephanie Meyer. ‘Austenland’ also starts Jj Feild, Bret McKenzie, Jennifer Coolidge, Georgia King, and Jane Seymour.
‘Austenland’ is now playing in select theaters.
Have a look at our exclusive interview below.
The post Video Interview: Talking with the Cast of ‘Austenland’ appeared first on Latino-Review.com. »
- Fernando Esquivel
Growing up, girls often tend to read and whole-heartedly believe in fairytales, and think their lives could magically turn into a head-over-heals love story, like the ones they read in Jane Austin novels. While many girls start to outgrow their romanticized fantasies as they mature into young women, there are some who wistfully cling to their belief that their Mr. Darcy will still arrive on their doorstep to sweep them off their feet.
Jane Hayes, the main character in the new romantic comedy Austenland, which marks the feature film directorial debut of Napoleon Dynamite writer Jerusha Hess, is one such hopeless romantic who longs to live in a Jane Austin novel. It isn’t until she lives out her life-long fantasy though that she realizes that her dreams aren’t as romantic as they seem.
- Karen Benardello
Keri Russell won the admiration of many an adolescent girl during her four-season run as the star of "Felicity," a teen drama focused on an awkward young girl's adjustment to college life. Now those teen girls have grown up, are in their 30s, and get to see Russell embrace an adult fantasy reminiscent of the wistful ones many of us had years ago. Russell stars as Jane, a Jane Austen obsessive who blows an exorbitant amount of money to immerse herself in a Jane Austen reenactment resort in England.The hilarious cast of supporting players includes Jennifer Coolidge, Jj Feild, Bret McKenzie, James Callis, Georgia King and Jane Seymour. Adapted from the novel by Shannon Hale and directed by Jerusha Hess, who previously brought us "Napolean Dynamite," the film premiered at Sundance and opens tomorrow, August 16 in New York and Los Angeles with plans to expand. Russell sat down with »
- Casey Cipriani
Fans of Jane Austen’s acclaimed literary works have long appreciated the author’s heavy emphasis on outspoken women who aren’t afraid to say what they need to in order to capture their dream man. But the new romantic comedy ‘Austenland,’ which was co-written and helmed by Jerusha Hess in her feature film directorial debut, takes a quirky tone to show how even the most reserved women can fulfill their Austen fantasies. The movie, which is based on the 2007 Shannon Hale novel of the same name, celebrates the fun aspects of the iconic writer’s romanticism. ‘Austenland’ follows 30-something, single Jane Hayes (Keri Russell), a seemingly normal young woman with a secret: [ Read More ]
- Karen Benardello
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