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Victoria: Season Three Renewal Announced for ITV Series

Victoria's reign will continue. According to TVWise, ITV has renewed the TV series for a third season.The period drama, which airs on PBS in the U.S., chronicles the personal and professional life of Great Britain's Queen Victoria. The cast includes Jenna Coleman, Tom Hughes, Rufus Sewell, Alex Jennings, Paul Rhys, Catherine H. Flemming, Peter Firth, Eve Myles, and Tommy Knight.Read More…
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October Horrors 2017 Day 28 – Lifeforce (1985)

Lifeforce, 1985.

Directed by Tobe Hooper.

Starring Steve Railsback, Peter Firth, Frank Finlay, Melinda May, and Patrick Stewart.

Synopsis:

A joint UK-us space mission aboard the Hms Churchill takes a strange turn when the crew stumbles upon an enormous craft hidden in the tail of Halley’s Comet, with three seemingly humanoid bodies entombed within. Contact with Earth is soon lost and a retrieval mission finds the ship damaged, the crew dead and the escape pod missing, with the three bodies brought back to Earth for research. Upon inspection, the three bodies are in fact vampiric alien creatures whose rapidly growing hunger soon threatens the survival of the human race.

We’re entering the final stretch of October Horrors 2017 and to celebrate entering the final stretch we’re going Big!!! How big? Cannon Films Big!!!!!

Having exhausted ourselves of Alien films, we’re instead going to take a look at something slightly more ludicrous.
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Victoria: Season Two Premiere Date Announced by PBS

Break out your best tea and crumpets. Victoria has a return date. Recently, PBS announced season two of the TV show will debut in January.The historical drama, which airs on ITV in the UK, follows the life of a young Queen Victoria (Jenna Coleman). The cast also includes Tom Hughes, Rufus Sewell, Alex Jennings, Paul Rhys, Catherine H. Flemming, Peter Firth, Eve Myles, and Tommy Knight.Read More…
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Awfully Good Movies: Lifeforce (Video)

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Lifeforce (1985) Director: Tobe Hooper Stars: Steve Railsback, Peter Firth, Mathilda May Next weekend, Ridley Scott gives the Alien franchise another shot with Alien: Covenant, so Awfully Good Movies is dipping into the weird and wonderful world of Alien ripoff movies with one of the most famous of them: 1985’s Lifeforce! What makes this flick one of the most notable Alien ripoffs is... Read More...
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Victoria: Diana Rigg (Game of Thrones) Joins Season Two & Production Begins

Victoria has some new company. This week, ITV announced Game of Thrones star Diana Rigg has joined season two of the UK drama.The series, which airs on PBS in the U.S., chronicles the early years of Queen Victoria (Jenna Coleman). The cast also includes Tom Hughes, Rufus Sewell, Alex Jennings, Paul Rhys, Catherine H. Flemming, Peter Firth, Eve Myles, Tommy Knight, and Nichola McAuliffe.Read More…
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Claws: Dean Norris (Breaking Bad) Joins TNT Dramedy Series

Breaking Bad vet Dean Norris has joined the cast of the Claws TV show at TNT. According to Deadline, Norris is taking over the series regular role of Uncle Daddy, "...a dangerous Dixie Mafia crime boss who is deeply Catholic and actively bisexual." Peter Firth played the character in the pilot.TNT describes Claws as, "...a midnight-dark, wickedly funny meditation on female badness set in a South Florida nail salon." Niecy Nash, Carrie Preston, Harold Perrineau, Jenny Lyon, Judy Reyes, Jack Kesy, Karrueche Tran, Kevin Rankin, and Jason Antoon star. The hourlong dramedy comes from executive producers Rashida Jones, Will McCormack, and showrunner Janine Sherman Barrois. Read More…
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TVLine Items: Vikings Star Makes New History, Grammys Nab Adele and More

TVLine Items: Vikings Star Makes New History, Grammys Nab Adele and More
Vikings star Travis Fimmel is taking on a multifaceted new role at History.

The actor will write, executive-produce and headline an anthology series about infamous sinners and anti-heroes, with the first season taking on criminal-turned-lawman Wyatt Earp, our sister site Deadline reports.

RelatedJane Lynch to Play Janet Reno in Discovery’s Unabomber Series

Fimmel’s Vikings character chieftain Ragnar Lothbrok was — Spoiler alert! — killed off in the Dec. 28 episode.

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* Adele will perform at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards, airing live Feb. 12 at 8 pm Et/5 pm Pt on CBS.

* The true
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Victoria Season 1 Review

Three episodes was provided prior to broadcast.

One of the downsides to living in the new Golden Age of Television is that some shows, decent in their own right, will inevitably suffer in comparison to the best of the best.

I fear that may be the fate of Victoria, which has its U.S. premiere later tonight. The show presents inevitable comparisons to Netflix’s The Crown in its tale of one of England’s most famous queens, at times rising to the challenge of its competitor, and at other times, falling a bit short.

The series opens at the very beginning of Victoria’s famous reign. King William is dead and his niece, Alexandrina Victoria (Jenna Coleman), a girl of eighteen, will ascend to the throne. She’s lived a sheltered and inexperienced life at Kensington, reared under the strict oversight of her mother, the Duchess of Kent (Catherine Flemming
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Victoria: Jenna Coleman on Queen Victoria's Upbringing

"They expect me to fail." This week, PBS released a new preview for their upcoming TV series Victoria.The historical drama, which airs on ITV in the UK, stars Jenna Coleman as a young Queen Victoria. The cast also includes Tom Hughes, Rufus Sewell, Alex Jennings, Paul Rhys, Catherine H. Flemming, Peter Firth, Eve Myles, Tommy Knight, Nichola McAuliffe, Daniela Holtz, Nigel Lindsay, Ferdinand Kingsley, Adrian Schiller, David Oakes, and Alice Orr-Ewing.Read More…
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Victoria: PBS Releases New Masterpiece Teaser

Rule Victoria! Below, watch a teaser trailer for the Victoria TV show, premiering on PBS Masterpiece! Sunday, January 15, 2017, in Downton Abbey's old timeslot. A historical drama from Daisy Goodwin, the eight-part first season stars Jenna Coleman as Queen Victoria, Tom Hughes as Prince Albert, and Rufus Sewell as Lord Melbourne. ITV has already renewed Victoria for a second season, and PBS will reportedly follow suit.The Victoria TV series cast also includes: Alex Jennings, Paul Rhys, Catherine H. Flemming, Peter Firth, Eve Myles, Tommy Knight, Nichola McAuliffe, Daniela Holtz, Nigel Lindsay, Ferdinand Kingsley, Adrian Schiller, David Oakes, and Alice Orr-Ewing. Read More…
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Victoria: Season Two Renewal for ITV Series; PBS to Follow?

God save the Queen! The Victoria TV show has been renewed for a second season on ITV. According to Deadline, Victoria season two has also been picked up by PBS, which makes sense, because it is an ITV co-production with Masterpiece on PBS. That said, PBS has yet to announce the renewal.In UK, the eight-episode first season premiered on ITV on August 28, 2016. In the Us, the PBS premiere is scheduled for January 15, 2017. From Daisy Goodman, Victoria stars Jenna Coleman as Queen Victoria, Tom Hughes as Prince Albert, and Rufus Sewell as Lord Melbourne.The cast also includes Alex Jennings, Paul Rhys, Catherine H. Flemming, Peter Firth, Eve Myles, Tommy Knight, Nichola McAuliffe, Daniela Holtz, Nigel Lindsay, Ferdinand Kingsley, Adrian Schiller, David
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Victoria episodes 1 & 2 review: Doll 123 & Ladies In Waiting

Louisa Mellor Aug 30, 2016

ITV's Victoria stars Jenna Coleman as the young queen in her first years of a long reign...

This review contains spoilers.

Like a set of royal commemorative china advertised in the back pages of the Mail On Sunday, Victoria is a gleaming tribute to a certain idea of British history. Specifically, the idea of British history fictionalised in glossy Sunday night period dramas.

In that world, queens are beautiful, prime ministers are dreamy, scarred villains plot to a sinister string score and the working class provide comic relief and morality tales below stairs. Uncomfortable truths about the age in question are either swept to one side or fashioned into anachronistic badges of honour worn by the heroes. (“Yes, Lady Walpole-Margate, he may be a shirt-lifter, but he’s also a damned fine valet and in England, we judge a man’s chracter by the shine on his master’s shoes” etc.
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‘Victoria’ Trailer: New British Miniseries Follows Queen Victoria’s Early Life, From Her Throne To Her Courtship

‘Victoria’ Trailer: New British Miniseries Follows Queen Victoria’s Early Life, From Her Throne To Her Courtship
Though historical drama fans in the United States might have to wait a bit, their UK counterparts will be excited for the next big period drama to take over their TV. The upcoming eight-part miniseries “Victoria” follows the early life of Queen Victoria (Jenna Coleman), from her ascension to the throne at the tender age of 18 through her courtship and marriage to Prince Albert (Tom Hughes). The series also features Rufus Sewell (“The Illusionist”) as Lord Melbourne, Peter Firth (“Equus”) as the Duke of Cumberland, Paul Rhys (“Vincent and Theo”) as Sir John Conroy, and many more.

Read More: ‘Doctor Who’s’ Jenna Coleman Embodies the Vivacious and Very Short Queen ‘Victoria’

The series is created by Daisy Goodwin, who previously produced on such British programs as the UK version of “The Apprentice,” the reality show “How Clean Is Your House?” the five-part documentary “Jamie’s Kitchen,” and Sharon Horgan’s comedy series “Pulling.
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‘Victoria’ Trailer: New British Miniseries Follows Queen Victoria’s Early Life, From Her Throne To Her Courtship

‘Victoria’ Trailer: New British Miniseries Follows Queen Victoria’s Early Life, From Her Throne To Her Courtship
Though historical drama fans in the United States might have to wait a bit, their UK counterparts will be excited for the next big period drama to take over their TV. The upcoming eight-part miniseries “Victoria” follows the early life of Queen Victoria (Jenna Coleman), from her ascension to the throne at the tender age of 18 through her courtship and marriage to Prince Albert (Tom Hughes). The series also features Rufus Sewell (“The Illusionist”) as Lord Melbourne, Peter Firth (“Equus”) as the Duke of Cumberland, Paul Rhys (“Vincent and Theo”) as Sir John Conroy, and many more.

Read More: ‘Doctor Who’s’ Jenna Coleman Embodies the Vivacious and Very Short Queen ‘Victoria’

The series is created by Daisy Goodwin, who previously produced on such British programs as the UK version of “The Apprentice,” the reality show “How Clean Is Your House?” the five-part documentary “Jamie’s Kitchen,” and Sharon Horgan’s comedy series “Pulling.
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DVD Review – Risen (2016)

Risen, 2016.

Directed by Kevin Reynolds.

Starring Joseph Fiennes, Tom Felton, Peter Firth and Cliff Curtis.

Synopsis:

Joseph Fiennes stars as a world-weary Roman tribune leading the mother of all manhunts. The body of the crucified Christ has up and vanished, talk of the risen Messiah is spreading like wildfire and a flustered Pontius Pilate (Peter Firth) fears a potential Judean insurrection. Up against the clock and with very little to work with, Fiennes’s Clavius must root out Jesus’s disciples and get to the bottom of things before it’s too late. Biblical drama with Tom Felton and Cliff Curtis, directed by Waterworld’s Kevin Reynolds.

Reimagining a well-worn Biblical tale as a hard-boiled cop drama is an unquestionably excellent idea and – at least for a little while – Risen pulls it off. There’s a decidedly playful touch to the early proceedings, a bestubbled Joseph Fiennes playing seasoned tribune Clavius as a brooding,
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On Demand DVD New Releases May 23-29

On Demand DVD New Releases May 23-29 Risen After crucifying a Jewish man, Pilate is worried by stories that the man has risen from the dead. He dispatches his tribune, Clavius, to search for the body. Clavius, who doesn’t believe the reports he’s hearing, may be confronted by the facts and need to decide if the man is the risen Messiah. Joseph Fiennes, Tom Felton, Peter Firth (PG-13, 1:47) 5/24 Zoolander No. 2: The Magnum Edition (pictured) Derek Zoolander — the mugging model who made Blue Steel a thing — and his fellow man-mannequin Hansel find themselves on a mission … Continue reading →

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Exclusive featurette for biblical drama Risen with Joseph Fiennes, Tom Felton and director Kevin Reynolds

Kevin Reynolds’ biblical detective story Risen is out now in the UK, and we have an exclusive featuring which features the director alongside stars Joseph Fiennes and Tom Felton. Check it out below, or over on our YouTube channel…

Risen” is the epic Biblical story of the Resurrection, as told through the eyes of a non-believer. Clavius (Joseph Fiennes), a powerful Roman Military Tribune, and his aide Lucius (Tom Felton), are tasked with solving the mystery of what happened to Jesus in the weeks following the crucifixion, in order to disprove the rumors of a risen Messiah and prevent an uprising in Jerusalem.

Risen is out now, with a cast that includes Joseph Fiennes, Tom Felton, Peter Firth and Cliff Curtis.
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Risen review – soft-centred Easter tale

The messiah is ‘beamingly benign’ and Pilate a ‘harassed fusspot’ in this Passion of the Christ-lite

In 2004, Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ became an astonishing Easter hit, depicting in horrifyingly graphic fashion the torture and crucifixion of Jesus. This “faith-based” offering from Waterworld director Kevin Reynolds picks up where Gibson’s film left off (albeit in less brutal fashion), with Joseph Fiennes’s Roman tribune Clavius investigating reports that the man whose death he witnessed has risen from the grave. It’s solidly middling fare, soft of heart and script, and given to moments of foolishly miraculous folly. Peter Firth plays Pilate as a harassed fusspot, while Cliff Curtis (so brilliant in 2014’s The Dark Horse) is beamingly benign as the resurrected “Yeshua”.

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Risen movie review: when habeas corpus gets weird

Initially intriguing detective tale of ancient Rome hops genres into fantasy, with a strange manic-preacher-dream-boy seduction of its pragmatic protagonist. I’m “biast” (pro): nothing

I’m “biast” (con): not a fan of “faith-based” movies

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

Here’s something we don’t see often on the big screen: a detective story set in the ancient world. There are lots of novels, but I can’t think of a single other movie in the mold of Risen, an initially intriguing mystery tale in which a politically ambitious Roman soldier, Clavius (Joseph Fiennes [Hercules, Running with Scissors], who is terrific here), is set to a policing task by Pilate (Peter Firth: Spooks: The Greater Good, Pearl Harbor), the Roman governor of the province of Judea in the Middle East. It seems that the followers of a local rabble-rousing preacher who was just executed believe that
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Risen review

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From director Kevin Reynolds comes Risen, a faith-based movie with interesting pros and cons...

The trailer for Risen declares it “the most important manhunt in history”, which means they obviously haven’t seen The Fugitive. Let’s tread a bit carefully, though. I’m not about to knock anyone’s religion, but if Risen has a problem, it’s that it takes a stance on the divinity of Christ.

This isn’t a theological or ethical problem; it’s a narrative one. See, Risen bowls along quite agreeably as a sort of police procedural, benefiting from the mystery of whether a man really has risen from the dead or not. But when it makes a decision on this, the intrigue is lost and your interest wanes a bit.

Yes, a police procedural. Battle-scarred Roman tribune Clavius (a beefed-up Joseph Fiennes) is busy shoving his sword through people
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