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Tiff Review: ‘The Current War’ Offers an Electric History Lesson and Overwrought Melodrama

12 September 2017 5:21 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

The title is The Current War, but it’s subject is truly more history than battle. It’s flashier to think about our modern day electrical system as a conflict between two geniuses fighting for their vision’s victory, but the truth is more complex. Michael Mitnick’s script understands this (mostly) despite the title representing it. The way he documents the personal, professional, and public struggles experienced isn’t as much about letting the audience choose a winner as it is to represent facts for posterity’s sake. Whether the Chicago World Fair picked Thomas Edison’s (Benedict Cumberbatch) direct current (DC) or George Westinghouse’s (Michael Shannon) alternating current (AC) is moot when compared to the result. In the end no one truly lost this “war” because the world at-large ultimately won it together.

If Alfonso Gomez-Rejon’s film depicts any “versus” scenario it’s in the abstract. »

- Jared Mobarak

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The Current War Trailer Stars Benedict Cumberbatch And Michael Shannon

7 September 2017 8:23 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

From The Weinstein Company comes The Current War, the epic story of the cutthroat competition between the greatest inventors of the industrial age over whose electricity would power the country and the world. Thomas Edison (Benedict Cumberbatch) and George Westinghouse (Michael Shannon) risk everything on their competing electrical currents in a pitched battle to decide who will light America and usher in the new century. With the brilliant and driven Nikola Tesla (Nicholas Hoult) working for both men, only one will come out on top.

See the new trailer now.

Backed by J.P. Morgan, Edison dazzles the world by lighting Manhattan. But Westinghouse, aided by Nikola Tesla, has seen fatal flaws in Edison’s direct current design. Igniting a war of currents, Westinghouse and Tesla bet everything on risky and dangerous alternating current.

Directed by Alfonso Gomez‐Rejon (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl) and written by playwright Michael Mitnick »

- Michelle Hannett

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‘The Current War’ Trailer: Benedict Cumberbatch and Michael Shannon Have an Electrifying Feud

7 September 2017 7:33 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

After dodging a bullet by leaving just before production was set to begin on Collateral Beauty, the first true Hollywood production from Alfonso Gomez‐Rejon (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl) will be The Current War. Scripted by Michael Mitnick (Sex Lives of our Parents), the period drama follows the electricity war between Thomas Edison (Benedict Cumberbatch) and George Westinghouse  (Michael Shannon).

Ahead of a Tiff premiere and a Thanksgiving release from The Weinstein Company, the first trailer has arrived. With Gomez-Rejon’s hyper-active filmmaking on full display with a bigger budget this time around, we’ll have our review shortly from its premiere. Also starring Katherine Waterston, Nicholas Hoult, Tom Holland, Matthew Macfadyen, and Tuppence Middleton, see the trailer below.

Starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Thomas Edison and Michael Shannon as George Westinghouse, The Current War is the epic story of the cutthroat competition between the greatest inventors of »

- Jordan Raup

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Tiff 2017: First Trailer Lands For ‘The Current War’ With Benedict Cumberbatch

7 September 2017 5:21 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Ahead of its Tiff world premiere this week, we have the first trailer for The Current War, which stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Shannon, Katherine Waterston, Nicholas Hoult, Tom Holland, Matthew Macfadyen and Tuppence Middleton.

The film sees Benedict Cumberbatch play Thomas Edison and Michael Shannon as George Westinghouse. The Current War is the epic story of the cutthroat competition between the greatest inventors of the industrial age over whose electrical system would power the new century. Backed by J.P. Morgan, Edison dazzles the world by lighting Manhattan. But Westinghouse, aided by Nikola Tesla, has seen fatal flaws in Edison’s direct current design. Igniting a war of currents, Westinghouse and Tesla bet everything on risky and dangerous alternating current. The film is directed by Alfonso Gomez?Rejon (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl) and written by playwright Michael Mitnick (Sex Lives of our Parents).

Take a look at the new trailer below. »

- Paul Heath

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Benedict Cumberbatch Electrifies as Thomas Edison in The Current War Trailer

7 September 2017 5:10 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The Weinstein Company has debuted the first trailer for The Current War, which could very well turn out to be an awards season favorite this year. Thomas Edison (Benedict Cumberbatch) and George Westinghouse (Michael Shannon) risk everything on their competing electrical currents in a pitched battle to decide who will light America and usher in the new century. With the brilliant and driven Nikola Tesla (Nicholas Hoult) working for both men, only one will come out on top.

Starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Thomas Edison and Michael Shannon as George Westinghouse, The Current War is the epic story of the cutthroat competition between the greatest inventors of the industrial age over whose electrical system would power the new century. Backed by J.P. Morgan, Edison dazzles the world by lighting Manhattan. But Westinghouse, aided by Nikola Tesla, has seen fatal flaws in Edison's direct current design. Igniting a war of currents, »

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Benedict Cumberbatch & Nicholas Hoult in Trailer for 'The Current War'

7 September 2017 12:56 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"His current kills people!" The Weinstein Company has finally revealed the first full official trailer for The Current War, the film about the battle between Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla. I've been very excited to see this ever since hearing it was now in production. From Me and Earl and the Dying Girl director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, comes this dramatic thriller about the early days of electricity and light bulbs, and the major business-vs-innovation battle of wits that took place. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Thomas Edison, Michael Shannon as George Westinghouse, and Nicholas Hoult as Nikola Tesla, as well as Katherine Waterston, Tuppence Middleton, Damien Molony, and Matthew Macfadyen. This is a fantastic trailer, full of energy and excitement, with some very creative editing and visuals. I'm still so very excited to see this film. Here's the official trailer (+ poster) for Alfonso Gomez-Rejon's The Current War, direct from YouTube: The Current War »

- Alex Billington

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Benedict Cumberbatch Stars In Electric First Trailer For The Current War

7 September 2017 12:19 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The first trailer for upcoming biopic The Current War is now here, starring Benedict Cumberbatch as the famed inventor Thomas Edison.

The film is based upon the historical “War of the Currents” of the late 19th century, which saw the Westinghouse Electric Company with their alternating-current (AC), and the Edison Electric Light Company with their preferred direct-current (DC) competing for domination of the world’s electricity supply. The Current War is obviously giving things a Hollywood twist though, and is pitching it as a personal battle between two powerful men that could change the face of the future. Edison’s business rival here is George Westinghouse, as played by Michael Shannon (sporting some of the best facial hair you’ll see in a film this year).

Comic book movie lovers might want to check this one out as well due to its quartet of superhero heavyweights. Apart from having Doctor Strange himself in the lead, »

- Christian Bone

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First trailer for The Current War starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Shannon and Nicholas Hoult

7 September 2017 11:26 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The first trailer has debuted for the upcoming drama The Current War. Directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, the film stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Michael Shannon as rival industrialists Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse, alongside Nicholas Hoult, Katherine Waterston, Tom Holland, Matthew Macfadyen, and Tuppence Middleton

The Current War is the epic story of the cutthroat competition between the greatest inventors of the industrial age over whose electrical system would power the new century. Backed by J.P. Morgan, Edison dazzles the world by lighting Manhattan. But Westinghouse, aided by Nikola Tesla, has seen fatal flaws in Edison’s direct current design. Igniting a war of currents, Westinghouse and Tesla bet everything on risky and dangerous alternating current. »

- Amie Cranswick

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Rooney Mara drama 'Mary Magdalene' held back for next year's awards season

21 August 2017 11:42 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Biblical biopic will be ready in March 2018; The Current War to debut in November.

The Weinstein Company has set a March 30, 2018, release date for Garth Davis’ upcoming Biblical drama Mary Magdalene, which means it will not be in contention in the upcoming awards season.

See-Saw Films is producing Davis’ follow-up to last season’s awards contender Lion and has collaborated with Harvey Weinstein several times, most famously on the 2010 global smash and best picture Oscar winner The King’s Speech, as well as on Lion and Macbeth.

Announcing the date on Monday, Weinstein said having Davis direct back-to-back films “was always going to be a race against time” to qualify for the upcoming awards race.

See-Saw FilmsIain Canning and Emile Sherman serve as producers alongside Animal Kingdom producer Liz Watts. Mary Magdalene stars Mara in the titular role alongside Joaquin Phoenix as Jesus. The story takes place around Easter and portrays Magdalene’s relationship with Jesus »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Weinstein Co. Moves ‘Mary Magdalene’ Back to Easter — and Now Has Just One Oscar Contender

21 August 2017 11:37 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The Weinstein Co. is moving one of its would-be Oscar hopefuls, Bible epic “Mary Magdalene” starring Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara, out of the expensive awards season to focus on a less competitive spring release on March 30 timed to the Easter holiday.

It’s a fiscally responsible move — but an uncharacteristic one, as Harvey Weinstein has happily let Oscars define his business ever since “Shakespeare in  Love” won best picture in 1997.

TWC has always been willing to make opportunistic changes, but taking Garth Davis’ follow-up to “Lion” out of the fall is a dramatic. It follows the company’s serial pushback of Alicia Vikander vehicle “Tulip Fever,” including many canceled press screenings, as well as a March 9, 2018 release slot for “The Untouchables” remake “The Upside,” starring Bryan Cranston and Kevin Hart.

According to Harvey Weinstein, the reason for pulling “Mary Magdalene” out of the Oscar race is just a matter of time. »

- Anne Thompson

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Weinstein Co. Moves ‘Mary Magdalene’ Back to Easter — and Now Has Just One Oscar Contender

21 August 2017 11:37 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

The Weinstein Co. is moving one of its would-be Oscar hopefuls, Bible epic “Mary Magdalene” starring Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara, out of the expensive awards season to focus on a less competitive spring release on March 30 timed to the Easter holiday.

It’s a fiscally responsible move — but an uncharacteristic one, as Harvey Weinstein has happily let Oscars define his business ever since “Shakespeare in  Love” won best picture in 1997.

TWC has always been willing to make opportunistic changes, but taking Garth Davis’ follow-up to “Lion” out of the fall is a dramatic. It follows the company’s serial pushback of Alicia Vikander vehicle “Tulip Fever,” including many canceled press screenings, as well as a March 9, 2018 release slot for “The Untouchables” remake “The Upside,” starring Bryan Cranston and Kevin Hart.

According to Harvey Weinstein, the reason for pulling “Mary Magdalene” out of the Oscar race is just a matter of time. »

- Anne Thompson

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Howards End: Starz Unveils Photos from Hayley Atwell Limited Series

31 July 2017 9:11 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Fans of classic literature are in for a treat. Recently, Starz released new photos from their upcoming TV series adaptation of Howards End.Based on the novel by E.M. Forster, the limited drama "is the story of two independent and unconventional sisters and the men in their lives seeking love and meaning as they navigate an ever-changing world." The cast includes Hayley Atwell, Matthew Macfadyen, Julia Ormond, Tracey Ullman, Joseph Quinn, and Alex Lawther.Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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First images from Howards End starring Hayley Atwell

29 July 2017 3:01 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Starz has released four images from the upcoming adaptation of E.M. Forster’s classic novel Howards End. Scripted by award-winning screenwriter Kenneth Lonergan (Manchester By the Sea), the miniseries stars Hayley Atwell, Matthew Macfadyen, Tracey Ullman, Julia Ormond, Philippa Coulthard, Joseph Quinn, Rosalind Eleazar, and Alex Lawther; take a look below…

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Margaret Schlegel is an intelligent, idealistic young woman who is courted by the older Henry Wilcox, a self-made conservative businessman, after his wife Ruth Wilcox (Julia Ormond) dies unexpectedly and he becomes owner of Howards End. Meanwhile Margaret’s passionate and capricious younger sister Helen Schlegel (Philippa Coulthard) takes up the cause of Leonard Bast (Joseph Quinn) a young bank clerk who falls on hard times at work and at home with his partner Jacky (Rosalind Eleazar). In the absence of their late parents, the sisters’ loving but interfering Aunt Juley (Tracey Ullman) tries to keep the young »

- Amie Cranswick

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‘Howards End’ Photos: Kenneth Lonergan and Hayley Atwell Bring the Classic Novel to Television

28 July 2017 2:30 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Nearly a year after the Merchant-Ivory adaptation of “Howards End” returned to theaters, Starz is set to premiere its miniseries version of the classic E.M. Forster novel. Kenneth Lonergan is writing the new limited series, which will air next year. Find four new photos from “Howards End” below.

Read More‘Howards End’ Photo: Kenneth Lonergan–Written Adaptation Heads to the Small Screen

Here’s the official synopsis, in case you’re not up to date on your classics: “Margaret Schlegel (Hayley Atwell) is an intelligent, idealistic young woman who is courted by the older Henry Wilcox (Matthew Macfadyen), a self-made conservative businessman, after his wife Ruth Wilcox (Julia Ormond) dies unexpectedly and he becomes owner of Howards End.

“Meanwhile Margaret’s passionate and capricious younger sister Helen Schlegel (Philippa Coulthard) takes up the cause of Leonard Bast (Joseph Quinn) a young bank clerk who falls on hard times at work »

- Michael Nordine

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‘Howards End’ Photos: Kenneth Lonergan and Hayley Atwell Bring the Classic Novel to Television

28 July 2017 2:30 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Nearly a year after the Merchant-Ivory adaptation of “Howards End” returned to theaters, Starz is set to premiere its miniseries version of the classic E.M. Forster novel. Kenneth Lonergan is writing the new limited series, which will air next year. Find four new photos from “Howards End” below.

Read More‘Howards End’ Photo: Kenneth Lonergan–Written Adaptation Heads to the Small Screen

Here’s the official synopsis, in case you’re not up to date on your classics: “Margaret Schlegel (Hayley Atwell) is an intelligent, idealistic young woman who is courted by the older Henry Wilcox (Matthew Macfadyen), a self-made conservative businessman, after his wife Ruth Wilcox (Julia Ormond) dies unexpectedly and he becomes owner of Howards End.

“Meanwhile Margaret’s passionate and capricious younger sister Helen Schlegel (Philippa Coulthard) takes up the cause of Leonard Bast (Joseph Quinn) a young bank clerk who falls on hard times at work »

- Michael Nordine

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The Loch episode 5 review

7 July 2017 8:59 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Becky Lea Jul 9, 2017

The combination of a solid cast and genuinely not having a clue where The Loch is heading makes it a compelling watch...

This review contains spoilers.

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After Alan’s close encounter last week, the investigation turns back to finding the serial killer terrorising Lochnafoy. Dr Marr is in the spotlight once again as a warrant is granted to search his property, but he decides it’s finally time to reveal his secret. Craig Petrie continues to behave suspiciously when visiting Dessie to let him know about a geography field trip. After Petrie is shot at, Annie investigates and heads down a path that leads to a murder weapon.

After requesting answers last week, the fifth episode served them up in spades. »

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Fargo season 3 episode 6 review: The Lord Of No Mercy

7 July 2017 5:13 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Michael Noble Jul 7, 2017

Just what is V.M. Varga all about? In his review of the latest Fargo season 3 episode, Michael ponders...

This review contains spoilers.

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3.6 The Lord Of No Mercy

I’ve been trying to work out what V.M. Varga is all about. It’s a challenging prospect, for two reasons in particular. Firstly, he’s a decidedly slippery customer, prone to deflection, dissemblance and downright dishonesty. It’s near impossible to draw a bead on him. Secondly, he’s an utter grotesque and it’s not all that pleasant to stare too long at him. Seriously. His staring also into you would be the least of your concerns.

Still, this episode is a good one for which to don the protective »

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Poldark series 3 episode 5 review

7 July 2017 2:08 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Louisa Mellor Jul 9, 2017

Ross and pals risk life and limb on another daring continental mission in this week’s Poldark…

This review contains spoilers.

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Set the dramatic drums a-beating and start the soaring strings – Ross Poldark’s off on another heroic mission. In the opening scene, babe-in-arms Clowance mewled at the prospect of her dad’s derring-do but she’ll soon learn. Recklessness and Ross Poldark go together like Prudie and rum, like Caroline Penvenen and glorious hats, like Tholly and the clap.

In non-communicable disease news, like some kind of street urchin little Valentine Warleggan has been diagnosed with rickets, which upset George no end. A Warleggan child must only contract the illnesses of the wealthy – gout, say, or whatever it is that’s wrong with Gwyneth Paltrow. »

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The Handmaid’s Tale episode 7 review: The Other Side

6 July 2017 3:59 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Louisa Mellor Jul 9, 2017

The Handmaid’s Tale devotes an episode to life outside Gilead, with mixed results…

This review contains spoilers.

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1.7 The Other Side

How Hamlet spent his days at university in Wittenberg. What Mr Bingley and Jane did on their honeymoon. How St John Rivers got on as a missionary in India. What befell Rosie Cotton while Samwise Gamgee was on his way to Mordor and back.

Stories that don’t need to be told, one and all. Here’s another to add to the list: what Luke was up to while June was going through hell in The Handmaid’s Tale.

By all means, tell us Luke’s alive. End another destabilising, laser-sharp hour on gender politics with a shot of him »

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Fear The Walking Dead interview: Kim Dickens, Colman Domingo, Ruben Blades & Danay Garcia

6 July 2017 1:24 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Duncan Bowles Jul 10, 2017

We chat to the cast members of Fear The Walking Dead season 3. Spoilers ahead...

This interview contains major spoilers.

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Back during our set visit for Fear The Walking Dead’s third season, we had to sign a rather frightening non-disclosure form, which has become a standard process to prevent naughty journalists from spoiling content before they’re supposed to, but it was only after viewing the first few episodes of season three that it became apparent quite how critical secrecy was.

Within a heartbeat we’d had the death of Travis, Maddie spooning a psychotic Troy’s eye and then, of course, the oft-theorised return of Daniel Salazar. The level of security around his return was such that whilst on set, »

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