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Victoria: Season Two Renewal for ITV Series; PBS to Follow?

23 September 2016 2:36 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

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

30 August 2016 8:54 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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

2 August 2016 2:07 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

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. »

- Vikram Murthi

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‘Victoria’ Trailer: New British Miniseries Follows Queen Victoria’s Early Life, From Her Throne To Her Courtship

2 August 2016 2:07 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

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. »

- Vikram Murthi

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DVD Review – Risen (2016)

25 July 2016 3:05 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

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, »

- Amie Cranswick

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On Demand DVD New Releases May 23-29

23 May 2016 7:00 AM, PDT | ChannelGuideMag | See recent ChannelGuideMag news »

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 →

The post On Demand DVD New Releases May 23-29 appeared first on Channel Guide Magazine. »

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

21 March 2016 8:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

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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- Gary Collinson

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Risen review – soft-centred Easter tale

20 March 2016 1:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

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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- Mark Kermode, Observer film critic

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Risen movie review: when habeas corpus gets weird

18 March 2016 9:02 AM, PDT | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

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 »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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Risen review

17 March 2016 9:37 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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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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Film Review: Reverent, Joyful & Inspirational Jesus in ‘Risen’

20 February 2016 6:05 AM, PST | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – I am a recovering Catholic, which I’ll tell you a million times – or maybe shortly after I meet you – and I have to say I had a well of nostalgia while experiencing “Risen,” the story of Jesus’s Resurrection and aftermath. It is enjoyable, in a strange way, for Christians and film fans alike.

Rating: 4.0/5.0

There is a lightness to the story, with a little historical re-creation thrown in for good measure. The Jerusalem of Christ’s time is portrayed with the dirt and grit of the age, which also lent an air of authenticity. It reminded me of the 48 hours after the John F. Kennedy assassination, in which the shock of the event reverberates like a wave. The intrigue of whether Jesus – called by his Hebrew name Yeshua in the film – was the true Messiah played right into into the I-wash-my-hands of those who were charged with nipping it in the bud. »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Watch two new clips from the Biblical drama Risen

19 February 2016 1:00 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Coinciding with its Us release, Sony Pictures has debuted two new clips from the upcoming Biblical drama Risen, entitled ‘Confrontation in the Canyon’ and ‘Mary Magdalene’. Take a look below after the official synopsis…

See Also: Watch the latest trailer for Risen

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 opens today in the States and on March 18th in the UK, with a cast that includes Joseph Fiennes, Tom Felton, Peter Firth and Cliff Curtis.

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- Amie Cranswick

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Review: Risen

19 February 2016 7:10 AM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

  Plot: The Roman centurion (Joseph Fiennes) who supervised Christ’s crucifixion is sent by Pontius Pilate (Peter Firth) to recover the Nazarene’s body – believed to be in the possession of his disciples. Review: Ever since The Passion Of The Christ raked in hundreds of millions at the box-office, biblical tales on the big screen have seen a comeback. The bigger-ones like... Read More »

- Chris Bumbray

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Risen – The Review

18 February 2016 6:57 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Risen is a modest but engaging riff on the old post-crucifixion Easter legend as told through the eyes of a non-believer. In 33 Ad Jerusalem, Roman occupiers are under threat of a Jewish uprising. The Jews claim a Nazarene named Yeshua (aka Jesus – played by Clifton Curtis) is the Messiah, so Pontius Pilate (Peter Firth) promptly has him crucified, then orders Roman officer Clavius (Joseph Fiennes) to witness the execution and help dispose of the body. Three days later Jesus’ corpse has vanished from its cave tomb, though the entrance was blocked with a boulder and watched by guards. Pilate orders Clavius and Lucius (Tom Felton), to find Jesus and his disciples at all costs, for fear that if they don’t quickly produce a corpse, the Jews will rise up.  Thus begins a manhunt of biblical proportions.

Risen is the latest Christian-friendly production from (now Sony-owned) Affirm Films, which has »

- Tom Stockman

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Film Review: ‘Risen’

18 February 2016 3:00 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Whether or not it triggers a craze for divinely inspired detective stories, “Risen” makes a decent case for itself as the “Columbo” of the genre: It’s amiable, creaky and not remotely predicated on the element of surprise. Set in the days after the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ, this pleasantly plodding New Testament noir follows a Roman soldier who, under orders from Pontius Pilate, sets out to solve the mystery of the missing Messiah — only to realize, long after most viewers will, that he is in fact playing a key role in the Greatest Story Ever Retold. By dint of its unusual time frame and perspective, Kevin Reynolds’ film adopts a lighter, more playful tone than most Hollywood biblical epics, largely steering clear of heavy-handed dramatics and kitschy pageantry as it tells a slow-moving story of spiritual awakening. Still, Sony’s pre-Easter release is unlikely to ascend to »

- Justin Chang

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Risen Review

18 February 2016 3:00 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Catholicism classes everywhere, rejoice! Teachers now have another biblical epic worthy of a Friday treat; one that praises the word of the Lord with little inquisitive substance. Risen, directed by Kevin Reynolds (of Waterworld fame), has all the makings of a deceptive religious adventure, and plenty of bias to go around. Believers will find the holy spirit surging through their soul, while fence-teeterers might leave overstuffed, and a bit disillusioned, by a message that never grows larger than two simple words: “Have faith.” If you’ve got it, great! If you don’t? Find it! There. Risen has solved years of bloodshed and despair in the name of unseen deities. Too bad I had my money on the Flying Spaghetti Monster!

Joseph Fiennes stars as Clavius, a Roman Tribune who witnesses the resurrection of Jesus through his own eyes. Clavius’ perspective is that of a third party, so we’re »

- Matt Donato

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HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: 50 Pairs of Passes to ‘Risen’ With Joseph Fiennes

15 February 2016 9:22 AM, PST | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – In the latest HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film, we have 50 pairs of advance-screening movie passes up for grabs to the new film “Risen” starring Joseph Fiennes! “Risen” is an epic Biblical story of the Resurrection as told through the eyes of a non-believer.

Risen,” which opens on Feb. 19, 2016 and is rated “PG-13,” also stars Tom Felton, Peter Firth, Cliff Curtis, María Botto, Luis Callejo, Antonio Gil, Stewart Scudamore and Andy Gathergood from writer and director Kevin Reynolds and writer Paul Aiello.

To win your free passes to “Risen” courtesy of HollywoodChicago.com, just get interactive with our social media widget below. That’s it! This screening is on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016 at 7 p.m. in downtown Chicago. The more social actions you complete, the more points you score and the higher yours odds of winning! Completing these social actions only increases your odds of winning; this doesn’t intensify your competition! »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Win Passes To The Advance Screening Of Risen In St. Louis

9 February 2016 3:12 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

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 (referred to by the Hebrew name Yeshua in the film) in the weeks following the crucifixion, in order to disprove the rumors of a risen Messiah and prevent an uprising in Jerusalem.

Risen stars Joseph Fiennes (Shakespeare in Love), Tom Felton (Harry Potter), Peter Firth (The Hunt for Red October; “Mi-5”), and Cliff Curtis (“Fear the Walking Dead”).

Directed by Kevin Reynolds (Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves), with a score by Roque Baños, Risen opens in theaters nationwide Friday, February 19th.

Wamg invites you to enter for a chance to win a pass (Good for 2) to the advance screening of Risen on Tuesday, February 16 at 7Pm in the St. »

- Movie Geeks

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Video: Tom Felton and Joseph Fiennes Go Head to Head in Exclusive Clip from Biblical Epic Risen

9 February 2016 9:00 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Tom Felton is a sucker for a good film adaptation of a popular book - he first took on Harry Potter and is now tackling the Bible. In an exclusive clip from the upcoming film Risen, in which Joseph Fiennes plays a non-believer trying to find out what happened to Jesus Christ after the crucifixion, Felton's Lucius corners Fiennes' Clavius as Clavius leads a group of men in escaping the soldiers who are on their trail. After Lucius asks for the whereabouts of "the Nazarene," Clavius responds that he has "vanished," implying that he has not yet been as successful »

- Andrea Park, @scandreapark

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Video: Tom Felton and Joseph Fiennes Go Head to Head in Exclusive Clip from Biblical Epic Risen

9 February 2016 9:00 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Tom Felton is a sucker for a good film adaptation of a popular book - he first took on Harry Potter and is now tackling the Bible. In an exclusive clip from the upcoming film Risen, in which Joseph Fiennes plays a non-believer trying to find out what happened to Jesus Christ after the crucifixion, Felton's Lucius corners Fiennes' Clavius as Clavius leads a group of men in escaping the soldiers who are on their trail. After Lucius asks for the whereabouts of "the Nazarene," Clavius responds that he has "vanished," implying that he has not yet been as successful »

- Andrea Park, @scandreapark

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