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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 »
- Jesse Shade
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… »
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… »
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.
Fimmel’s Vikings character chieftain Ragnar Lothbrok was — Spoiler alert! — killed off in the Dec. 28 episode.
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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 »
- Lauren Humphries-Brooks
"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… »
6 items from 2017
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