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Exclusive Interview: Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams executive producers on making the “greatest tribute album ever”

12 October 2017 2:10 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Justin Cook interviews Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams executive producers Isa Dick Hackett, Michael Dinner, David Kanter and Ronald D. Moore

Soon enough, The Man in the High Castle won’t be the only Philip K. Dick-based TV show on Amazon Video, as several short stories written by the late author will finally be realized on screen in the 10-episode anthology series Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams. While viewers in the UK have already been enjoying the series on Channel 4 (check out our review of the latest episode here), Us audiences will have to wait until next year to see the show. Luckily, however, they can tide themselves over with the mysterious and meditative new trailer released in conjunction with the show’s New York Comic Con panel last week.

At Comic Con, Flickering Myth picked the brains of Electric Dreams executive producers Isa Dick Hackett »

- Justin Cook

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‘C.B. Strike’: New J.K. Rowling TV Adaptation to Air on Cinemax in June 2018

9 October 2017 10:24 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

If “detective series based on the novels of J.K. Rowling” sounds like good TV to you, you’re in luck. As part of next year’s programming details, Cinemax revealed the release date of “C.B. Strike,” the latest TV adaptation from the “Harry Potter” author.

The series, co-starring Tom Burke and Holliday Grainger, follows Cormoran Strike, a P.I. who uses his Army experience to help crack extra mysterious cases in London and beyond. This adaptation will bring to the screen all three Strike novels, which Rowling wrote under the pen name Robert Galbraith. HBO had previously announced that it had picked up U.S. distribution rights, but Monday’s announcement signaled that the series would be part of a new revamped Cinemax lineup.

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The series originally aired in the UK earlier this summer as “Strike, »

- Steve Greene

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‘C.B. Strike’: New J.K. Rowling TV Adaptation to Air on Cinemax in June 2018

9 October 2017 10:24 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

If “detective series based on the novels of J.K. Rowling” sounds like good TV to you, you’re in luck. As part of next year’s programming details, Cinemax revealed the release date of “C.B. Strike,” the latest TV adaptation from the “Harry Potter” author.

The series, co-starring Tom Burke and Holliday Grainger, follows Cormoran Strike, a P.I. who uses his Army experience to help crack extra mysterious cases in London and beyond. This adaptation will bring to the screen all three Strike novels, which Rowling wrote under the pen name Robert Galbraith. HBO had previously announced that it had picked up U.S. distribution rights, but Monday’s announcement signaled that the series would be part of a new revamped Cinemax lineup.

Read More:Go See ‘Logan Lucky’ This Weekend If You Want Better TV in the Future

The series originally aired in the UK earlier this summer as “Strike, »

- Steve Greene

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Nycc: Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams gets a new trailer

7 October 2017 4:24 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Amazon Studios has released a new trailer for the first season of the sci-fi anthology series Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams; check it out here…

See Also: Read our reviews of Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams here

Based on various writings from author Philip K. Dick, Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams will consist of ten standalone episodes, each set in a different and unique world–some which lay in the far reaches of the universe and time, and others which are much, much closer to home. While the stories may be worlds apart, central to each is the poignant and warm exploration of the importance and significance of humanity. From five to 5000 years in the future, each compelling tale will both illustrate Philip K. Dick’s prophetic vision and celebrate the enduring appeal of the prized sci-fi novelist’s work.

Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams airs »

- Amie Cranswick

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‘Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams 1×01: The Hood Maker’ Review

19 September 2017 6:01 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

When the ads for Electric Dreams started to appear on television, the similarities with Black Mirror caught my attention straight away. Then it was revealed that the show was Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams, and that made it a must watch. Now the first episode, The Hood Maker has launched, does the show live up to the hype?

In a world without advanced technology, telepaths are used as a means of long distance communication. With fear of the mutant’s ability to read minds though, the public start to turn on them, wearing telepath-blocking hoods to protect themselves. Two detectives, Agent Ross (Richard Madden) and telepath Honor (Holliday Grainger) are brought in to investigate the masks more.

It didn’t take long for the show to have an effect on me, and that was to feel that it was a cross between Blade Runner and Life on Mars. This »

- Paul Metcalf

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Bryan Cranston on Bringing the Future Up to Date for Philip K. Dick Series ‘Electric Dreams’

19 September 2017 1:27 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Even the future needs to be re-imagined for modern times and Philip K. Dick’s alternate realities and visions of years hence have been re-engineered by Bryan Cranston (“Breaking Bad”) and the team behind “Electric Dreams” for today’s audience, the star and producer says.

The writers of the anthology series “Electric Dreams” had free rein to completely re-imagine the sci-fi master’s work for the Channel 4 and Amazon project, said Cranston, who stars in one installment and was a producer on the series. “It was actually a mandate,” he said. “What we didn’t want to do, and we had the blessing from the Philip K. Dick estate as partners, was just do what he had already written and put it up on its feet. Anybody can do that, and it’s not fresh and it’s not new.

“We told all of our writers to use the original material as a springboard to your »

- Stewart Clarke

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Electric Dreams: The Hood Maker review – will make you want to take a look in the (Black) Mirror

17 September 2017 10:00 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Channel 4 lost the brilliant sci-fi satire to Netflix, and while Richard Madden and Holliday Grainger are on captivating form in this Philip K Dick adaptation, it’s no replacement. Plus, Swedish schlock horror in The Black Lake

A metropolitan dystopia, post-computer, post-internet. It looks a bit like Camden market; at other times like the dark ages; or the 70s, a concrete jungle through which agents speed in Cortinas and Granadas. Today, it looks like Charlottesville; the people – normals – are marching, protesting against teeps; mutant telepaths who can access their thoughts (think Csa meets Google meets Minority Report’s precogs). The teeps may be misusing their power and plotting to take over, but right now they are more like slaves (or immigrant workers perhaps). In these times of heightened tension and unrest, agents are utilising the Anti Immunity bill (think anti-terror legislation) and are using teeps to read the minds of the normals, »

- Sam Wollaston

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BBC Orders Third Installment of Crime Series Based on J.K. Rowling Books

17 September 2017 2:51 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The BBC has ordered a third installment in the Cormoran Strike drama series, based on the crime novels written by J.K. Rowling, to be broadcast next year.

The first two installments, “The Cuckoo’s Calling” and “The Silkworm,” began airing in Britain at the end of August and have drawn solid ratings for the pubcaster. They were based on bestselling novels of the same titles written by Rowling under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith.

The new series, “Career of Evil,” will also be adapted from a book by Rowling of the same name, the BBC announced Sunday night, immediately after the final episode of “The Silkworm” was shown on flagship channel BBC One. For the third installment, Tom Burke will reprise his role as Cormoran Strike, a war veteran-turned-private detective in London, and Holliday Grainger will return as his assistant, Robin Ellacott.

“When a dismembered leg is sent to Strike’s office, it »

- Henry Chu

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BBC Orders Adaptation of J.K. Rowling's Third Cormoran Strike Novel

17 September 2017 2:00 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

Tom Burke and Holliday Grainger will return for a third story in the BBC's The Strike Series, based on J.K. Rowling’s Cormoran Strike crime novels written under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith.

The U.K. public broadcaster announced the latest story, Strike - Career of Evil, based on the third and most recent book in the series, late on Sunday, saying it would air later in 2018.

It will follow Strike - The Cuckoo’s Calling (3 x 60 minutes) and Strike - The Silkworm (2 x 60 minutes).

Cinemax has acquired U.S. and Canadian rights to »

- Georg Szalai

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Philip K Dick’s Electric Dreams episode 1 review: The Hood Maker

15 September 2017 9:28 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Louisa Mellor Sep 17, 2017

Three cheers for grown-up sci-fi anthology series Electric Dreams, which promises to be a real treasure trove. Spoilers...

This review contains spoilers.

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1.1 The Hood Maker

A hunched robot in a Pac a Mac creeps behind a pillar. A quintet of babies with floating umbilical cords dance a ring of roses in mid-air. A neon sign advertises the services of a four-breasted woman. Welcome, say the opening credits, to the world of electric dreamer Philip K. Dick.

Or more properly, a world inspired by Philip K. Dick. Episode one of this ten-part anthology series has taken liberties with Dick’s 1955 short story The Hood Maker, and quite rightly. That was written under the shadow of McCarthyism, when loyalty and betrayal were matters of state. This was written under the shadow of the Snooper’s Charter and corporate data mining. In the fifties, »

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Sunday's best TV: Strike – The Silkworm; Astronauts: Do You Have What It Takes; Victoria

9 September 2017 10:00 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

A new adventure for Jk Rowling’s troubled Pi, the wannabe astronauts reach the halfway point and Queen Victoria offers assistance to the nation as the period drama continues

Tom Burke and Holliday Grainger continue to add flair to workmanlike crime drama writing as a new two-part story begins. An author has gone missing and, it sluggishly transpires, has left behind a spiky roman a clef that gives everyone he knows reason to wish him ill. Tim McInnerny is among a roster of suspects taking their turn to look vaguely guilty; the two stars fare better when the investigation recedes and their mercurial mentor/sidekick vibe develops. Jack Seale

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- Jack Seale, Andrew Mueller, Hannah Verdier, Ben Arnold, Mark Gibbings-Jones and Paul Howlett

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Richard Madden interview: Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams

9 September 2017 8:18 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Rob Leane Sep 15, 2017

Game Of Thrones' Richard Madden chats to us about C4’s new sci-fi series, Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams, starting this Sunday...

Richard Madden (Game Of Thrones, CinderellaBastille Day) is starring in one episode of Amazon and Channel 4’s sci-fi anthology series Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams.

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He’ll play Agent Ross in The Hood Maker, an adaptation of Dick’s short story of the same name, which is set in a dark future where the government uses telepathic individuals (known as ‘Teeps’) to monitor the minds of the masses. Madden’s Ross is on the side of the government.

We joined Madden and a group of other journalists for a roundtable interview in London, long after his filming was finished, »

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Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams: spoiler-free review

9 September 2017 3:27 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Rob Leane Sep 14, 2017

Here’s our verdict on two episodes of Amazon and Channel 4’s sci-fi anthology series, Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams...

At a swanky event in London, a gaggle of journalists was plied with booze and nibbles, before sitting down to watch two episodes of Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams. This sci-fi anthology series from Amazon and Channel 4, which arrives on screens later this month, adapts short stories from the literary master behind Blade Runner, Minority Report, Total Recall, A Scanner Darkly and The Man In The High Castle.

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Expectations were high as the snacks depleted and we were ushered to the screening room. Then, Channel 4’s Head of Drama introduced a special video message from Bryan Cranston, who stars in one »

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Top 5 Reasons to See Tulip Fever

6 September 2017 12:32 PM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Top 5 Reasons to See Tulip FeverTop 5 Reasons to See Tulip FeverAmanda Wood9/6/2017 2:32:00 Pm

After months of waiting, Tulip Fever is finally here, and it was most definitely worth the wait.

This 17th century period piece from the director of The Other Boleyn Girl has a stellar cast, stunning cinematography, and an intriguing plot. What more could you possibly need? Tulip Fever has everything: lustful Dane DeHaan, Judi Dench as a badass nun, and many, many tulips.

We love period pieces, and we love everyone in this wild movie about love, lust, and tulips. Without further ado, we present… Our Top 5 Reasons to See Tulip Fever! It’s in theatres now.

1. Eclectic ensemble cast

We can guarantee you that you will never see this exact combination of actors in a movie again…. At least you probably won’t. Dame Judi Dench! Dane DeHaan! Christoph WaltzAlicia Vikander! Cara Delevingne! »

- Amanda Wood

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Lily Collins joins Nicholas Hoult in J.R.R. Tolkien biopic

3 September 2017 11:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

According to Variety, Lily Collins (To the Bone) has signed on to star opposite Nicholas Hoult in Tolkien, a biopic of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings author J.R.R. Tolkien.

Tolkien is being directed by Dome Karukoski from a script by David Gleeson and Stephen Beresford, and explores Tolkien’s early life s he finds friendship, love, and artistic inspiration among a group of classmates prior to the outbreak of World War I in 1914. Collins is set to portray Edith Bratt, Tolkien’s eventual wife, and the inspiration for the Middle-earth characters Luthien Tinuviel and Arwen Evenstar.

Collins has recently received plaudits for her role in To the Bone, and also starred as the female lead in Amazon’s period drama series The Last Tycoon. She will next be seen in Halo of Stars alongside Holliday Grainger, Harry Treadaway, and Lukas Haas. »

- Gary Collinson

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‘Tulip Fever’ Review: This Bizarre, Long-Delayed Historical Romance Was Not Worth the Wait

1 September 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The behind-the-scenes release date drama surrounding Justin Chadwick’s long-delayed and oft-moved “Tulip Fever” has managed to keep the beleaguered Weinstein Company release in the cultural zeitgeist for at least a year longer than it should have. It ping-ponged from a July 2016 release to a February 2017 release, which then moved to August, and then September.

It was not worth the wait. And, judging by the chopped-up feel of the final product (and word from audiences that saw earlier cuts), those well-publicized calendar moves only resulted in a film that’s been repeatedly edited into a bizarre, boring final product that packs as much punch as a light sneeze or a gentle cough. A fever it is not.

Based on Deborah Moggach’s best-selling novel of the same name (and scripted by the author with Tom Stoppard), “Tulip Fever” is set in 17th century Holland, during the height of the eponymous »

- Kate Erbland

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Film Review: Alicia Vikander in ‘Tulip Fever’

1 September 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Timing is everything. That’s the takeaway, both on-screen and off, from “Tulip Fever,” a well-bred, if tawdry period drama set in Amsterdam at the height of Tulipmania, in 1637, when prized bulbs might fetch more than the value of a house. It was an economic bubble, of course (although the term would not be coined for nearly another century, with the so-called British South Seas Bubble), and fortunes were made and lost according to when investors entered the market.

But timing also matters in the telling of such stories, and Deborah Moggach’s 1999 novel coincided nicely with the dot-com bubble, whereas the long-delayed adaptation of same from the Weinstein Company arrives at a perplexing moment. Not only is there nothing presently in the zeitgeist to which to peg such a story (except perhaps the Dane DeHaan-Cara Delevingne reunion nobody asked for, shot before “Valerian” and shelved for nearly a year), but the entire package has »

- Peter Debruge

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'Tulip Fever' Review: This D.O.A. Period Piece Should've Died on the Vine

1 September 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Forget fever – this floral-scented fiasco is so lifeless you can barely feel a pulse. Tulip Fever, which was shot in 2014 but only hitting theaters now after years of recutting, retooling and release-date reshuffling, should have been allowed to die on the vine. Is it one of those clunkers that's so godawful it’s great fun? You wish. The film just sits there onscreen like a wilting flower with nothing to nourish it.

On the surface, at least, it looks like a class act, a period piece about the tulip boom in 17th-century Amsterdam. »

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'Tulip Fever': Film Review

1 September 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

A highbrow bodice-ripper set against the financial frenzy of the Western world’s first speculative bubble, Deborah Moggach’s 1999 novel Tulip Fever has “cinematic” written all over it. Yet after a long, circuitous route to the screen, it arrives not as a lusty tale in full bloom, but as a tastefully arranged still life in search of an animating spark.

To be fair, the Justin Chadwick-directed feature, whose release has been postponed several times since it was shot in 2014, isn’t devoid of sexual heat — in key supporting roles, Holliday Grainger (My Cousin Rachel) and Jack O’Connell (Unbroken) stir up »

- Sheri Linden

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Alicia Vikander Hasn’t Seen Her Oscar Since the Night She Won

31 August 2017 6:00 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

After spending one magical night together at last year’s Academy Awards, Alicia Vikander and her beloved Oscar haven’t seen each other since.

“I haven’t seen him since that night!” the Tulip Fever star, who won Best Actress for The Danish Girl in 2016, said in the magazine’s annual fall movie preview in the new issue.

“I very recently moved into my new place and, because I’ve been away working so much, I gave him to a friend in L.A.,” she added.

Fortunately, Vikander has managed a healthy long-distance relationship with the statuette, as her friend »

- Mike Miller

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