7 items from 2014
With apologies to Brock Lesnar, the Ufc is always looking for the next big thing. The fight game is based on star power, and guys who stand out, and especially stand out while winning, tend to get more attention, draw in more fans, and make more money than guys who just win and win quietly.
Well, the Ufc believes it has found its “next big thing” in Conor McGregor.
The Irish fighter is the pride of a nation right now, with his country firmly behind him showing their support. He’s also extremely popular in the U.S., Canada, and mainland Europe, meaning the Ufc may finally have another breakout star on their hands, similar to how Georges St. Pierre rose to fame in the promotion.
He got his start as a pro in 2008, and while attending a Ufc event in Dublin in 2009, he told his coach, Sbg’s »
- Jay Anderson
[This article contains Spoilers from season 2 of Vikings.]
Thankfully, the series came roaring out of the gates with its sensational season 2 premiere. Hirst’s deft touch at creating unique and interesting characters propelled Vikings to solid ratings for History, earning it another season; following its premiere at San Diego Comic-Con 2014, the season 3 trailer is now available for viewing online (see above).
The trailer beautifully fits the dark and somber tones that the series is known for, featuring The Seer’s (John Kavanagh’s) frightening melodic voice. If The Seer is to be believed, then we are in for an even more grandiose journey when season three premieres in early 2015. When asked what we can expect ...
Click to continue reading ‘Vikings’ Season 3 Trailer; Show Creator Offers Story Details
- David Griffin
If the first trailer for season three of History’s “Vikings,” released at Comic-Con, is any indication, fans can look forward to plenty more blood and brutal battles to keep them intrigued.
At the end of season two of the Norse drama, Ragnar Lothbrok, played by Travis Fimmel, had taken Horik’s spot as King of the Danes. One of his next stops now is Paris, which he’ll raid and where he’ll go up against King Charles.
Adding to the eerie tone of the trailer is the voiceover of John Kavanagh, who plays the blind seer.
Though an exact air date has yet to be confirmed, the series is eying an early 2015 return.
- Alex Stedman
There's a new king in town, and he's looking to expand his empire. It's almost guaranteed that Travis Fimmel‘s character Ragnar Lothbrok, who just became King of the Danes, will seek to expand his new kingdom when “Vikings” kicks off its third season in 2015. History released a teaser trailer for the upcoming season, taking advantage of the show's creepy blind Seer character, portrayed by John Kavanagh, to foretell what is to come. See video: ‘Vikings’ Finale Tests the Limits of Young Love (Exclusive) One thing that is promised is that Fimmel and his band of bloodthirsty warriors will set their sites on. »
- Jason Hughes
PBS was tops among networks with 12 wins, followed by Nickelodeon and syndicated programs with 10 apiece. CBS took eight, Hub Network claimed six and the now-defunct Toln.com soap venture won five.
A complete list of winners follows:
Outstanding Pre-School Children’s Series
- Variety Staff
After several decades of failed and stalled attempts, an adaptation of Emile Zola's gothic novel Thérèse Raquin has finally made it to the screen, with a generic new title that in no way reflects its uproariously weird tone. In Secret's main selling point is its cast, the previously attached Jessica Biel and Gerard Butler having now been replaced by the altogether more compelling duo of Elizabeth Olsen and Oscar Isaac, but strong performances can't elevate it beyond the level of enjoyably ridiculous.
Olsen plays the beautiful, quietly resentful anti-heroine Thérèse, who's adopted as a child by a stern, puritanical aunt (Jessica Lange on scenery-chewing form) and forced into a suffocating, loveless marriage to her sickly cousin Camille (Tom Felton). So overwhelming is her sexual repression that when »
“Ah, you f*cking idiot,” says Travis Fimmel with a broad grin and a glint in his eye, and unfortunately it’s aimed directly at this HeyUGuys writer.
It’s almost the end of our second and final day on the set of Vikings in County Wicklow, a short distance from Dublin, and we’ve finally tracked down the enigmatic lead actor who seems to have been kept busy ever since we arrived. He’s in-between scenes and in full Viking garb – his wild beard and magnificent dreadlocked hair have him looking every inch the intimidating part – and we retreat to a quiet corner of the set to begin our interview. After a polite introduction we take a seat opposite Fimmel and begin to relax. Only, this HeyUGuys writer relaxes a little too much, leaning back too far on the flimsy canvas chair, ripping the fabric, ending up sprawled across »
- Joe Cunningham
7 items from 2014
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