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‘Mr. Mercedes’ Makes An Impressively Demented Comic-Con Debut

23 July 2017 2:29 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

The Audience Network’s forthcoming series Mr. Mercedes made its first appearance at San Diego Comic-Con to a packed room with executive producer Jack Bender and the cast in tow. Based on the best-selling novel by Stephen King, follows Brady Hartsfield (Harry Treadaway), a demented and warped killer who taunts retired police detective Bill Hodges (Brendan Gleeson) with a series of provoking letters and emails, forcing the ex-cop to undertake a private, and potentially… »

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Mr. Mercedes

21 July 2017 5:14 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Network: Audience. Episodes: Ongoing (hour). Seasons: Ongoing. TV show dates: August 9, 2017 — present. Series status: Has not been cancelled. Performers include: Brendan Gleeson, Harry Treadaway, Kelly Lynch, Holland Taylor, Jharrel Jerome, Mary-Louise Parker, Justine Lupe, Breeda Wool, Scott Lawrence, Robert Stanton, and Ann Cusack. TV show description: An adaptation of the Stephen King novel, the Mr. Mercedes TV show comes from executive producers King, David E. Kelly, and Jack Bender. This hardboiled detective drama centers on a deranged murderer and his provocation of a retired police officer.Although he was once a respected police detective, Bill Hodges (Gleeson) had been spending his retirement drinking beer, hollering at neighborhood children, and caring for his pet tortoise. Now that »

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“Mr. Mercedes” Trailer Wants You to Choose a Side

17 July 2017 1:40 PM, PDT | bloody-disgusting.com | See recent Bloody-Disgusting.com news »

An alcoholic ex-detective (Brendan Gleeson) finds new life when a mass murderer resurfaces in the small screen adaptation of Stephen King’s 2014 novel “Mr. Mercedes”, which is headed to the At&T Audience Network on Wednesday, August 9th. Said to be in the vein of “Mr. Robot” with elements of horror, the series follows an ex-detective (Brendan Gleeson) […] »

- Brad Miska

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Contest: Win Tickets to Wired Café’s Mr. Mercedes Fan Brunch at San Diego Comic-Con

14 July 2017 2:51 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Before Stephen King's Mr. Mercedes comes to life on the small screen on At&T's Audience Network this August, it will have a presence at San Diego Comic-Con, including at Wired Café's Fan Brunch, and to celebrate, we've been provided with a pair of tickets to the brunch to give away to one lucky Daily Dead reader.

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Prize Details: (1) Winner will receive:

(2) tickets to the Fan Brunch on Friday, July 21st from 10:00am–11:30am at the Wired Café at the Omni Hotel in San Diego, California. The brunch will include food, an open bar, and a special screening of exclusive content.

How to Enter: For a chance to win, email contest@dailydead.com with the subject "Mr. Mercedes Fan Brunch Contest". Be sure to include your name and mailing address.

Entry Details: The contest will end at 12:01am Est on Wednesday, July 19th. This contest »

- Derek Anderson

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Trailer for Stephen King's Mr. Mercedes Series

12 July 2017 3:13 PM, PDT | QuietEarth.us | See recent QuietEarth news »

The world has gone King crazy! Next month The Dark Tower hits, followed by It in the fall, The Mist is currently running on Spike and Hulu’s got the new King series Castle Rock on the way... oh yeah, and TNT also has a Mr. Mercedes series!

The first trailer for the series starring Brendan Gleeson has hit and you can find that below.

Synopsis:

Gleeson plays a retired police detective who receives a series of lurid letters and emails from ‘The Mercedes Killer’ (Harry Treadaway), a solipsistic and misanthropic serial killer responsible for a [Continued ...] »

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Geostorm, Atomic Blonde, and Paddington 2 make our weekly movie news roundup!

7 July 2017 12:10 PM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Geostorm, Atomic Blonde, and Paddington 2 make our weekly movie news roundup!Geostorm, Atomic Blonde, and Paddington 2 make our weekly movie news roundup!Adriana Floridia7/7/2017 2:10:00 Pm

With everyone celebrating Canada Day and Independence Day, respectively, it was a light week in the world of movie news. However, here are a few gems that dropped this week that we're very excited for. 

First up is the first trailer for Geostorm, which follows a climate scientist who must travel to outer space to save the planet from a climate-controlling satellite system gone wrong. The trailer is filled with hurricanes and other major natural events that look like they'll make for one outrageous disaster movie. Gerard Butler, Jim Sturgess, Abbie Cornish and Ed Harris star. Catch Geostorm in Cineplex theatres October 20th.

A new poster was released for the very adorable Paddington 2, which looks like it will be filled »

- Adriana Floridia

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Paddington 2 and Atomic Blonde top our daily movie news roundup!

5 July 2017 2:28 PM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Paddington 2 and Atomic Blonde top our daily movie news roundup!Paddington 2 and Atomic Blonde top our daily movie news roundup!Amanda Wood7/5/2017 4:28:00 Pm

Everyone’s favourite British bear is back, and he's just as cute as ever.

A new poster was released for the very adorable Paddington 2, which looks like it will be filled with as much rain gear and marmalade as the first instalment. Brendan Gleeson, Ben Whishaw, Hugh Grant, and Peter Capaldi star, alongside other huge names in British talent, including Sally Hawkins, Hugh Bonneville, Jim Broadbent, and Julie Walters. If it’s anywhere near as charming as its predecessor, Paddington 2 will be high up on our list of what to watch next year!

Paddington 2 hits Cineplex theatres January 12th 2018.

In other, completely unrelated news, a cool new clip for the Charlize Theron actioner Atomic Blonde was just released, and it »

- Amanda Wood

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Win Trespass Against Us on Blu-ray – Available on Blu-ray and DVD now

3 July 2017 9:38 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

An incredibly engrossing British crime thriller, Trespass Against Us, stars Michael Fassbender and Brendan Gleeson, and comes to Blu-ray™ and DVD July 3rd and Digital Download on June 26th. We’re celebrating the release of this unmissable, action-packed film by giving you the chance to win Trespass Against Us on Blu-ray™.

The first film directed by Adam Smith following his Doctor Who success, Trespass Against Us was initially selected to be screened in the Special Presentations section at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival and is written by Director-turned-writer Alastair Siddons, known for Inside Out: The People’s Art Project and Turn It Loose.

Trespass Against Us follows three generations of the notorious Cutler family, living as outlaws in the Cotswolds, the heart of Britain’s richest countryside. The Cutlers live by their own rules, practising their own way of life—poaching, pilfering and provoking the police.

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- Gary Collinson

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On my radar: Brendan Gleeson’s cultural highlights

2 July 2017 2:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The star of Hampstead and Alone in Berlin on his Flann O’Brien obsession, the most thrilling piece of theatre he’s ever seen, and discovering Caravaggio

Born in Dublin in 1955, Brendan Gleeson worked as a secondary school teacher of Irish and English before turning to acting full-time in 1991. He is best known for his roles in Calvary, In Bruges and The Guard. He has also appeared in Braveheart, Cold Mountain, 28 Days Later, Gangs of New York, and the Harry Potter films. His portrayal of Winston Churchill in the television film Into the Storm won him an Emmy award in 2009, and he has been nominated for three Golden Globes. Two of his four sons, Domhnall and Brian Gleeson, are also actors. Gleeson stars opposite Emma Thompson in Alone in Berlin, based on Hans Fallada’s second world war novel, and in Hampstead, both out now.

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- Interview by Kathryn Bromwich

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Alone in Berlin review – misfiring anti-Nazi drama

2 July 2017 12:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Vincent Perez’s film about subversion in wartime Berlin fails to be lifted by Brendan Gleeson’s stoic protagonist

Brendan Gleeson offers a stoic performance as Otto Quangel, a German factory worker whose son’s death drives him to drop handwritten postcards with anti-Nazi messages across Berlin, in Vincent Perez’s second world war drama. It’s a small, subversive act, but his hope is that notes reading “Stop the war machine” and “The Führer is a liar” will serve as “sand in the machine”. Soon, police inspector Escherich (Daniel Brühl) investigates the postcards in what he calls Operation Hobgoblin. Visually, it’s tedious, comprising staid, greyish greens. What’s weirder is that the film is in English (though the accents are German), a distancing device that distracts.

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- Simran Hans

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Character images from Stephen King adaptation Mr. Mercedes

1 July 2017 3:50 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its season premiere next month, a batch of character images have arrived online for the upcoming small screen adaptation of Stephen King’s 2014 novel Mr. Mercedes featuring Brendan Gleeson (Detective Bill Hodges), Harry Treadaway (Brady Hartsfield), Jharrel Jerome (Jerome Robinson), Scott Lawrence (Detective Peter Dixon), Robert Stanton (Anthony “Robi” Frobisher), Ann Cusack (Olivia Trelawney), Mary Louise-Parker (Janey Patterson), and Holland Taylor (Ida Silver); take a look below…

The series “follows Brady Hartsfield (Harry Treadaway), a demented killer who taunts a retired police detective Bill Hodges (Brendan Gleeson) with a series of lurid letters and emails, forcing the ex-cop to undertake a private, and potentially felonious, crusade to bring the killer to justice before he is able to strike again.”

Mr. Mercedes is set to premiere on August 9th. »

- Amie Cranswick

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Meet All of the Characters from Stephen King’s “Mr. Mercedes”

30 June 2017 7:01 AM, PDT | bloody-disgusting.com | See recent Bloody-Disgusting.com news »

A small screen adaptation of Stephen King’s 2014 novel “Mr. Mercedes” is headed to the At&T Audience Network on Wednesday, August 9th. Said to be in the vein of “Mr. Robot” with elements of horror, the series follows an ex-detective (Brendan Gleeson) who is pulled out of retirement to hunt down a mass murderer from years […] »

- Brad Miska

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Exclusive: Alone in Berlin director Vincent Perez on his personal connection to the material

29 June 2017 3:31 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Linda Marric

Actor & director Vincent Perez is every bit as European as his name would suggest. Born in Switzerland to a German mother and a Spanish father, Perez first cut his teeth playing classical roles in some of the most popular French movies of the 1990s, and went on to star in Cyrano de Bergerac (Jean-Paul Rappeneau, 1990), La Reine Margot (Patrice Chéreau, 1994) and Indochine (Régis Wargnier, 1992) to name but a few.

Earlier this week, we had the pleasure of meeting Vincent for an interview and asked him about his new movie Alone In Berlin, which he co-wrote as well as directed. Adapted from Hans Fallada’s popular 1947 novel by the same name, the film tells the story of a law abiding German couple and their quiet resistance during Nazi rule in Berlin. Staring Emma Thompson and Brendan Gleeson, Alone In Berlin has so far been met with mixed reviews, »

- Linda Marric

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Alone in Berlin review – couple wage a quiet war against Hitler

28 June 2017 10:00 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

In this affecting drama, Brendan Gleeson and Emma Thompson play a grieving husband and wife who embark on dangerous acts of resistance

Here is a handsomely produced and solidly acted period drama set in Nazi Germany, based on the postwar novel by Hans Fallada and based on a true-life case. 

Brendan Gleeson and Emma Thompson play Otto and Anna Quangel, a middle-aged couple in Berlin in 1940. Hating the Nazis and galvanised by grief and rage at the loss of their son in battle, they embark on tiny but very dangerous acts of resistance: leaving anonymous anti-Hitler postcards in stairwells and public places – a capital crime. Daniel Brühl plays the police inspector on their trail, using flags on a city map showing the whereabouts of cards handed in to the authorities to calculate where the culprit might live. 

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- Peter Bradshaw

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Win Trespass Against Us on Blu-ray

27 June 2017 12:29 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Competitions

An incredibly engrossing British crime thriller, Trespass Against Us, stars Michael Fassbender and Brendan Gleeson, and comes to Blu-ray™ and DVD July 3rd and Digital Download on June 26th . We’re celebrating the release of this unmissable, action-packed film by giving 2 of you the chance to win Trespass Against Us on Blu-ray™.

The first film directed by Adam Smith following his Doctor Who success, Trespass Against Us was initially selected to be screened in the Special Presentations section at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival and is written by Director-turned- writer Alastair Siddons, known for Inside Out: The People’s Art Project and Turn It Loose.

Trespass Against Us follows three generations of the notorious Cutler family, living as outlaws in the Cotswolds, the heart of Britain’s richest countryside. The Cutlers live by their own rules, practising their own way of life—poaching, pilfering and provoking the police. »

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Hampstead review – ghastly faux-mance

25 June 2017 12:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Diane Keaton and Brendan Gleeson star as an unlikely couple in this prettified version of a homeless man’s story

The real-life story of a homeless man who built a shack on the edge of London’s Hampstead Heath is scrubbed down, disinfected and prettified for mass consumption. This ghastly faux-mance pays lip service to the housing crisis but has as much genuine empathy as someone whose main concern about rising rents is whether it might push up the price of nannies.

Diane Keaton plays widow Emily, who is struggling to meet the service charges on her portered apartment block. Naturally, having experienced the sharp edge of London’s chronic housing issues, she feels a kinship with Donald (Brendan Gleeson, gruff but cuddly), a tramp who has created an immaculately tended smallholding in the grounds of a disused hospital. This bond boils over into a relationship, once the film has »

- Wendy Ide

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Hampstead review – Diane Keaton in placid, silver-years Richard Curtis knockoff

22 June 2017 10:00 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Based on a case of a real-life Hampstead Heath squatter, this treacly romcom starring Brendan Gleeson and Diane Keaton lacks Notting Hill sparkle

More proof that Richard Curtis’s style of comedy-drama is very difficult to imitate. This placid, silver-years heartwarmer, set in a picturesque and pricey part of the capital – in this case, Hampstead – is pretty obviously inspired by Curtis’s 1999 hit Notting Hill, though actually taken from the true-life case of Harry Hallowes, a reclusive man who in 2007 claimed squatter’s rights to a patch of ground in Hampstead Heath in London where he’d set up camp and legally saw off some property developers who’d tried to oust him.

Related: From Notting Hill to Hampstead: why do directors get London so wrong?

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- Peter Bradshaw

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Diane Keaton: 'People in London drink in the afternoon ... wow!' – video interview

21 June 2017 7:28 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Diane Keaton’s new film is set in, and named after, the prosperous London district of Hampstead; she co-stars with Brendan Gleeson in a romantic comedy about an American woman who strikes up a relationship with an eccentric itinerant who lives in a shack on Hampstead Heath. Directed by Joel Hopkins and also featuring Simon Callow and James Norton, Hampstead is released on 23 July

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- Sophie Zeldin-O'Neill, James Turner and Jacob Dixon

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Exclusive Interview: Brendan Gleeson on Hampstead and Mr. Mercedes

21 June 2017 6:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Freda Cooper chats with Brendan Gleeson about his new film Hampstead

A world weary priest (Calvary), Ben Affleck’s dad (Live By Night), an unorthodox cop (The Guard) …… just a smattering of Brendan Gleeson’s many and varied roles in recent years.  But in his latest, Hampstead, he explores new territory.  As a romantic lead.

Inspired by the true story of Harry Hallowes, a hermit who lived on Hampstead Heath for so many years that he was able to claim squatter’s rights, it pairs Gleeson with Diane Keaton in a rom-com with the silver market in mind.

The actor talked to Flickering Myth’s Freda Cooper about working alongside Keaton and how Mr Mercedes, his new series for American TV, has changed his working schedule.  And he gave the inside story on one of the loves of his life.  Aston Villa Fc.

Hampstead is released in UK cinemas on Friday, 23 June.  Read our review here. »

- Freda Cooper

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Movie Review – Hampstead (2017)

20 June 2017 3:20 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Hampstead, 2017.

Directed by Joel Hopkins.

Starring Diane Keaton, Brendan Gleeson, James Norton, Lesley Manville, Jason Watkins and Phil Davis.

Synopsis:

Widow Alice (Diane Keaton) lives in a mansion flat opposite Hampstead Heath when property developers announce their intention to build new apartments.  She discovers that, smack bang in the middle of the land they want to develop, there’s a shack, occupied by Donald (Brendan Gleeson).  The property company tries to evict him but, as Alice encourages him to fight for his home, she and Donald become closer.

Grey Market Movie Alert!  Ok, so the words aren’t actually scrawled across the posters for Joel HopkinsHampstead, but they might as well be.  It makes no bones about aiming itself at older cinema goers – American tourists will go for it as well – but it has aspirations in other, potentially more thoughtful, directions.   And they’re decidedly mis-judged.  It just doesn’t know when to stop. »

- Freda Cooper

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