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The behind the scenes battles of Pirates Of The Caribbean

24 May 2017 2:24 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Mark Harrison May 25, 2017

The Pirates Of The Caribbean movies have not been easy films to make....

As Michael Bolton once belted out: “This is the tale of Captain Jack Sparrow.” The Pirates Of The Caribbean film was a surprise sleeper hit in 2003, astounding the higher-ups at Disney who had long been sceptical of how a pirate movie, based on a ride at Disneyland, would appeal to audiences.

Off the back of this success, the sequels only got more ambitious and expensive in scale, with their use of practical effects and convoluted character dynamics serving to complicate the adventure format, with mixed results. It shouldn't shock you then, to hear that each of the movies released so far had some serious behind-the-scenes battles to make them shipshape.

The fifth and apparently final instalment, Salazar's Revenge (or Dead Men Tell No Tales), has had some very public battles before it has even been released, »

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John Wick 3 May Shoot as Early as This Year

24 May 2017 1:58 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Long before John Wick: Chapter 2 hit theaters in February, director Chad Stahelski revealed that Lionsgate has already asked him to start exploring ideas for John Wick 3. The filmmaker confirmed that both Ian McShane's Winston, the owner of the Continental Hotel, and Lance Reddick's Charon, the hotel concierge, will be back, along with Keanu Reeves as the title character. While doing press for the home video release of John Wick: Chapter 2, director Chad Stahelski revealed that he's currently in the middle of writing the script. Here's what the filmmaker had to say below.

"Yeah we're currently in the middle of writing it right now. It's more of a how fast can we get our shit together. But I would assume that if not by the end of this year, (shooting may start at) the beginning of next year."

The first John Wick movie put directors Chad Stahelski »

- MovieWeb

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American Gods: Is the Starz TV Series Cancelled or Renewed for Season Two?

23 May 2017 12:38 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Vulture Watch: Will the television ratings gods show mercy? Has the American Gods TV show been cancelled or renewed for a second season on Starz? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of American Gods season two. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?   What's This TV Show About? An Americana fantasy drama series on the Starz premium cable channel, American Gods stars Ricky Whittle, Ian McShane, Emily Browning, Pablo Schreiber, Yetide Badaki, Bruce Langley, Crispin Glover, Orlando Jones, Gillian Anderson, Kristin Chenoweth, Jonathan Tucker, Cloris Leachman, Peter Stormare, Chris Obi, Demore Barnes, Corbin Bernsen, and Mousa Kraish. Finally free after completing his prison sentence, when Shadow Moon (Whittle) first encounters Mr. Wednesday, a storm »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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‘American Gods 1×04: Git Gone’ Review

23 May 2017 10:01 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Ricky Whittle, Ian McShane, Emily Browning, Crispin Glover, Bruce Langley, Yetide Badaki, Orlando Jones, Pablo Schreiber, Peter Stormare, Kristin Chenoweth, Gillian Anderson, Cloris Leachman | Created by Neil Gaiman | Developed for TV by Bryan Fuller

Twin Peaks may have been on many people’s minds on Sunday night, but that doesn’t mean that other television shows weren’t worth watching. American Gods took us for a trip back to the past, to reveal more about Laura Moon (Emily Browning).

Before Shadow (Ricky Whittle) met Mr. Wednesday (Ian McShane) his main focus was Laura, his wife. Through the perspective of Laura, we now get to see how they met, the truth about her death and why she has returned to Shadow.

With Laura’s return, it is a good time to get to know the character, and this episode of American Gods does it very well. A woman bored with »

- Paul Metcalf

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American Gods Season 1 Episode 4 Review – ‘Git Gone’

22 May 2017 10:45 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Martin Carr reviews the fourth episode of American Gods

Convention kicks in for twenty minutes before ‘Git Gone’ gets a dark arse swagger on, reminding anyone with doubts that American Gods is far from finished making headlines. Re-conditioned corpses, Egyptian deities and boatload of bug spray keep this relationship origin story away from genre territory. Visual flair and photographic showboating are kept at bay, with only the occasional insect suicide in slow motion to remind us where we are.

Death, resurrection and oral decapitation are all thrown into the mix as American Gods attempts backstory, from within the consciousness of an astral plane inhabitant. By creating an emotional blank canvas in Laura, devoid of conscience, indifferent to others and merciless in her manipulation for personal gain, we are asked to cast judgement. There are still elements of the fantastic here but if anything episode four is more a redemption story than anything else. »

- Amie Cranswick

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Movie Review – Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017)

22 May 2017 6:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, 2017.

Directed by Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg.

Starring: Johnny Depp, Javier Bardem, Brenton ThwaitesKaya Scodelario, Geoffrey Rush, Orlando Bloom, Stephen GrahamDavid Wenham, Keira Knightley, Adam Brown and Paul McCartney.

Synopsis:

Captain Jack Sparrow is pursued by an old nemesis, Armando Salazar, who along with his Spanish Navy ghost crew has escaped from the Devil’s Triangle and is determined to kill every pirate at sea. Jack, aided by his new allies Henry and Carina, must seek the Trident of Poseidon, a powerful artifact that grants its possessor total control over the seas, in order to defeat Salazar.

The fact that the Pirates of the Caribbean series hasn’t released an entry in six years despite 2011’s On Stranger Tides grossing a mind-boggling $1.04 billion worldwide is perhaps an indication that even Disney were aware the series had run out of gas creatively. »

- Shaun Munro

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‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’ Review: ‘Kon-Tiki’ Directors Right the Ship in Pleasantly Surprising Sequel

22 May 2017 6:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

It hasn’t been a pirate’s life for any of us landlubbers in many a year. Disney, apparently under the impression that this was a bad thing, has seen fit to end our shore leave with “Dead Men Tell No Tales.” The title is a lie, of course: Javier Bardem’s Captain Salazar is one of many undead seafarers in the film, most of whom can’t stop spouting off about maritime mythology.

This latest voyage sets sail for the Trident of Poseidon, a mythical artifact with the power to break any and all curses of the sea. Newcomer Henry Turner (Brenton Thwaites) seeks to unbind his father (Orlando Bloom) from the submerged Flying Dutchman, where he’s forced to serve as captive captain; Salazar longs to return to the land of the living after being similarly confined to the purgatorial Devil’s Triangle; and, as ever, Captain Jack »

- Michael Nordine

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‘American Gods’: Neil Gaiman and Bryan Fuller on Fixing The Story’s Most Important Female Character

21 May 2017 7:00 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

[Editor’s note: Spoilers for “American Gods” Episode 4, “Git Gone,” follow.]

Even Neil Gaiman knew, right from the beginning, that if “American Gods” was going to become a TV show, it needed to deal with the character of Laura Moon (played by Emily Browning). “I was telling [co-showrunner Bryan Fuller] that one was one of the things that I felt we had to do, in that first meeting back in 2014,” the iconic author told IndieWire.

And Fuller agreed with this sentiment, reflecting on his initial meeting with Gaiman. “One of the first things we talked about was the need to not necessarily defend Laura Moon, but allow the audience a better understanding of her,” Fuller said.

Why is that? Well, here’s one of the first things we learn about Laura: While her husband Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle) was in jail for a crime she asked him to commit, she was killed while performing road-head on Shadow’s best friend Robbie (Dane Cook), with »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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‘American Gods’: Neil Gaiman and Bryan Fuller on Fixing The Story’s Most Important Female Character

21 May 2017 7:00 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

[Editor’s note: Spoilers for “American Gods” Episode 4, “Git Gone,” follow.]

Even Neil Gaiman knew, right from the beginning, that if “American Gods” was going to become a TV show, it needed to deal with the character of Laura Moon (played by Emily Browning). “I was telling [co-showrunner Bryan Fuller] that one was one of the things that I felt we had to do, in that first meeting back in 2014,” the iconic author told IndieWire.

And Fuller agreed with this sentiment, reflecting on his initial meeting with Gaiman. “One of the first things we talked about was the need to not necessarily defend Laura Moon, but allow the audience a better understanding of her,” Fuller said.

Why is that? Well, here’s one of the first things we learn about Laura: While her husband Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle) was in jail for a crime she asked him to commit, she was killed while performing road-head on Shadow’s best friend Robbie (Dane Cook), with »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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Vic & Bob's Big Night Out returning for BBC Two special

18 May 2017 4:27 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Louisa Mellor May 18, 2017

Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer are bringing back Big Night Out for a one-off special to air on BBC Two...

Get ready to shout "What's on the end of the stick, Vic?" because BBC Two is reviving Vic Reeves Big Night Out for one night only. Bob Mortimer and Vic Reeves will be performing characters old and new from the nineties variety show send-up in a one-off half-hour episode.

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Celebrating three decades of the pair's brilliantly unparalleled absurdity, Vic & Bob's Big Night Out will air later this year.

"This is the show we wanted to perform back in the 1980s," say the duo on the official press release. "Now the time is right. »

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Star Trek: Discovery trailer breakdown & analysis

17 May 2017 5:17 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Kayti Burt May 18, 2017

Is that Vulcan? Is that Andoria? What are the Klingons so angry about? Here's our Us Chums' full trailer breakdown...

The first Star Trek: Discovery trailer has arrived and, while we're still reserving judgment until we've seen an episode of this thing, the promo has some excited moments to look forward to. We're breaking down each and every one of them to discuss!

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Here's everything we learned in the new Discovery trailer...

This has got to be Vulcan, right?

Now that we have a better look at the planet from the promo photo CBS released earlier today, we're leaning even more heavily towards it being Vulcan. The desert, mountainous landscape matches up »

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American Gods home-entertainment release set for July

17 May 2017 12:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

StudioCanal has announced that it is bringing Starz’s TV adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s critically acclaimed novel American Gods to Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download on July 24th, complete with 90 minutes of special features.

See Also: Pre-order American Gods via Amazon UK

When Shadow Moon is released from prison, he meets the mysterious Mr. Wednesday and a storm begins to brew. Little does Shadow know, this storm will change the course of his entire life. Left adrift by the recent, tragic death of his wife, and suddenly hired as Mr. Wednesday’s bodyguard, Shadow finds himself in the centre of a world that he struggles to understand. It’s a hidden world where magic is real, where the Old Gods fear both irrelevance and the growing power of the New Gods, like Technology and Media. Mr. Wednesday seeks to build a coalition of Old Gods to defend their existence in this new America, »

- Gary Collinson

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American Gods Season 1 Episode 3 Review – ‘Head Full of Snow’

16 May 2017 11:15 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Martin Carr reviews the third episode of American Gods

Losing none of its ability to visually stun three weeks in ‘Head Full of Snow’ weaves a narrative dance around its unsuspecting audience. Exploring religious fables, physical congress with mythical beings and modern-day attitudes towards a search for identity. Intercutting short story vignettes, with our central narrative thread, Gods touches on Slavic folktales, Egyptian deities and astrological providence without dropping the ball.

Moments of gratuitous physicality are lifted beyond mere flesh fetish by desert seascapes, iridescent irises and the underlying assumption of self. Mundane actions of the money grabbing kind are transcended by snowflakes forming as cars careen across their surface. Weather is controlled on a whim just as time stands still and water droplets slow to a standstill. All of this is delivered with a confidence which cares little for ratings, approval, renewal or safe bets. An adage that seems »

- Amie Cranswick

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‘American Gods 1×03: Head Full of Snow’ Review

16 May 2017 10:01 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Ricky Whittle, Ian McShane, Emily Browning, Crispin Glover, Bruce Langley, Yetide Badaki, Orlando Jones, Pablo Schreiber, Peter Stormare, Kristin Chenoweth, Gillian Anderson, Cloris Leachman | Created by Neil Gaiman | Developed for TV by Bryan Fuller

We all know that Mondays suck, but at least in the UK it also means American Gods day. With Head Full of Snow, we get to see more gods, as well as another sex scene. This scene though is yet again something a little different.

When Mr. Wednesday (Ian McShane) enlists Shadow (Ricky Whittle) to rob a bank with him, he begins to question his decision about working for him. When Mad Sweeney (Pablo Schreiber) tracks them down looking for his lucky coin he gave to Shadow, an interesting revelation is discovered which results in an interesting discovery in Shadow’s motel room.

Similar to the previous episodes of American Gods, it is the »

- Paul Metcalf

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Powers Boothe, ‘Deadwood’ and ‘Tombstone’ Star and Lauded Character Actor, Dies at 68

15 May 2017 7:42 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Powers Boothe has died. The actor, known for his roles in television series such as “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” and “Deadwood” and in films like “Tombstone” and “Sin City,” passed away Sunday morning in his home in Los Angeles. He was 68.

His publicist confirmed the sad news to TVLine, adding that the actor died in his sleep of natural causes. A private service will be held in Boothe’s home state of Texas, and a memorial celebration is also being considered, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The news of his passing was first shared on Twitter by his friend actor Beau Bridges.

It's with great sadness that I mourn the passing of my friend Powers Boothe. A dear friend, great actor, devoted father & husband.

Beau Bridges (@MrBeauBridges) May 14, 2017

Boothe started his acting career in the theater, starring in various Shakespearean productions including “Henry IV.” He made his Broadway debut in the »

- Yoselin Acevedo

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Powers Boothe, ‘Deadwood’ and ‘Tombstone’ Star and Lauded Character Actor, Dies at 68

15 May 2017 7:42 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Powers Boothe has died. The actor, known for his roles in television series such as “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” and “Deadwood” and in films like “Tombstone” and “Sin City,” passed away Sunday morning in his home in Los Angeles. He was 68.

His publicist confirmed the sad news to TVLine, adding that the actor died in his sleep of natural causes. A private service will be held in Boothe’s home state of Texas, and a memorial celebration is also being considered, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The news of his passing was first shared on Twitter by his friend actor Beau Bridges.

It's with great sadness that I mourn the passing of my friend Powers Boothe. A dear friend, great actor, devoted father & husband.

Beau Bridges (@MrBeauBridges) May 14, 2017

Boothe started his acting career in the theater, starring in various Shakespearean productions including “Henry IV.” He made his Broadway debut in the »

- Yoselin Acevedo

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American Gods "Head Full Of Snow" Recap

15 May 2017 5:45 AM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Credit: Starz

I can describe the third episode of American Gods simply as the episode where "everything begins to gel." A prime example of this is the relationship between Shadow and Wednesday, displayed beautifully by Ricky Whittle and Ian McShane

An incredible performance out of Ian McShane is to be expected. The man has a resume and a body of work that demands respect. He slides ever so comfortably into the overcoat of Mr. Wednesday without skipping a beat. Whittle, on the other hand, is relatively unknown in the business, having only a few roles before this. Yet, it is here in this episode, where he shows not only that he can hang with McShane, but hold a scene on his own and stand out.

Whittle shows his comfort playing Shadow in specific moments here: when he meets Zorya Polunochnaya, played by Erika Kaar, and has his rematch with Czernobog, »

- Anthony Esteves

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American Gods episode 3 review: Head Full Of Snow

15 May 2017 12:27 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Ron Hogan May 15, 2017

Ian McShane and Cloris Leachman are just wonderful to behold in American Gods, a show that keeps getting better and better...

This review contains spoilers.

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1.3 Head Full Of Snow

Can you teach an old God new tricks? The central conceit of American Gods is the conflict between what was and what is. Specifically, the old gods squaring off against the new gods of the modern age. Wednesday is scheming something, and from all the talk from both sides, that seems to be a war. The combatants seem to be picking sides, and Shadow Moon is stranded in the middle of the thing, pulled from all sides by various urges. He's got new gods beating him up, he's got old gods playing »

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Powers Boothe, 'Deadwood,' 'Sin City' Actor, Dead at 68

14 May 2017 8:55 PM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Powers Boothe, the character actor known for playing villainous roles in films like Sin City and Tombstone and television series like Deadwood and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., died Sunday morning at his home in Los Angeles. He was 68.

Boothe's representative confirmed the actor's death to The Hollywood Reporter, adding that Boothe died in his sleep from natural causes.

Actor Beau Bridges was the first to share news of Boothe's death on Twitter. "It's with great sadness that I mourn the passing of my friend Powers Boothe. A dear friend, great actor, »

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'American Gods': Bryan Fuller Explains That Wild and "Empowering" Sex Scene

14 May 2017 8:02 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

[This story contains spoilers through the third episode of Starz's American Gods.]

Three episodes into its run, Starz's American Gods has proven itself a faithful adaptation of the Neil Gaiman novel on which it's based, presenting scenes straight out of the source material. The third hour, called "Head Full of Snow," is no exception, including Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle) and Mr. Wednesday (Ian McShane) pulling off a clever bank robbery, complete with the snowy magic trick from which the episode earns its title.

Then there's the 10-minute sequence culminating in a literally and figuratively fiery sexual »

- Josh Wigler

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