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9 items from 2017


Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams – Crazy Diamond Review

8 October 2017 2:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Villordsutch reviews Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams: “Crazy Diamond”…

This week’s Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams takes its inspiration from the story originally titled “Sales Pitch”, which was published way back in 1954 within Future magazine, now here delivered in 2017 under the new moniker of “Crazy Diamond”. This reimagined version has been written by Tony Grisoni (The Young Pope, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas) and is directed by Marc Munden (National Treasure, Utopia).

In a world of genetic-splicing and chimeras, where the food you eat is sold to you with barely a shelf life of a day and it’s illegal, if not impossible, to grow your own food, Ed Morris (Steve Buscemi) longs to escape this world with his wife via the open sea.  However, this isn’t that simple due to the controlling nature of this new world and the pull factors woven around them. »

- Villordsutch

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Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams episode 4 review: Crazy Diamond

6 October 2017 7:42 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Louisa Mellor Oct 8, 2017

Crazy’s the right word for it. Electric Dreams delivers its most unusual, packed episode yet…

This review contains spoilers.

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1.4 Crazy Diamond

Forty-four novels, one hundred and twenty-one short stories, six published volumes of correspondence… nobody could ever say Philip K. Dick lacked for ideas. The same goes for this week’s Electric Dreams, which is, to use a technical term, chocka. There’s environmental collapse, a dystopian level of state control, widespread infertility, implanted consciousnesses, maritime-themed sci-fi architecture, Julia Davis, a gang of piratic teddy boys, Syd Barrett, and a race of chimeric pig-people.

And that’s before the plot even kicks in. Crazy Diamond has packed its hour of screen-time to the rafters. »

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Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams: 7 reasons to get excited

28 June 2017 6:29 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Rob Leane Jun 30, 2017

Channel 4 and Amazon are bringing us a Phillip K Dick anthology series that's worth getting excited about...

Philip K. Dick’s writing has been translated to the screen numerous times, with most of the results being brilliant in their own ways: Blade Runner remains one of the best-loved sci-fi films of all time; Minority Report stands out as one of the best Tom Cruise movies; Total Recall, the first one, has cult classic status; and The Man In The High Castle has really captured imaginations over the last couple of years.

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Now, Amazon and Channel 4 are teaming up to offer fans an unprecedented number of Dick-adapted stories all at once. Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams is an anthology series, arriving this autumn, which gives short stories from the iconic author a Black Mirror sort of treatment. »

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Steve Buscemi, Greg Kinnear Enter ‘Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams’

18 April 2017 10:57 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Steve Buscemi, Greg Kinnear and Mireille Enos are the latest stars announced to join the cast of Channel 4 and Amazon Prime’s upcoming anthology series “Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams.”

Buscemi, who won Golden Globe and SAG awards for his lead role on HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire,” will take the lead role in an episode entitled “Crazy Diamond.” Buscemi plays an average man who decides to help a gorgeous, synthetic woman when she approaches him with an illegal plan that could change his life completely. The comic film noir episode is written by Tony Grisoni and directed by Marc Munden.

Kinnear and Enos will play the parents of young lead Jack Gore in a sci-fi episode entitled “Father Thing,” which sees the world under attack as aliens quietly invade our homes. Charlie (Gore) must make the most difficult decisions imaginable to protect his mother (Enos) and the human race, as »

- Robert Mitchell

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‘National Treasure’ Review: Hulu Drama About Rape Scandal Is More Than Just a Timely Cosby-esque Tale

1 March 2017 5:18 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

You spend a lot of time looking at Robbie Coltrane’s face when you watch “National Treasure.”

The camera lingers on it often over the course of the four-hour miniseries, now available on Hulu, letting every conflicted emotion and moment of vulnerability play across his wide friendly features. It’s an intimacy that proves compelling at the beginning of the series, but by the end will leave you shaken. Because the more we learn about him, the less we trust.

Read More: ‘National Treasure’ Sneak Peek: Robbie Coltrane’s Innocence is Questioned by Julie Walters in New Hulu Series

Originally airing on Channel 4 in the UK last year, “National Treasure” tracks the story of a fictional scandal that feels awfully real. Paul (Coltrane) is one half of a beloved British comedy team who now hosts his own show and enjoys the adulation that comes with decades in the public eye as an entertainer… »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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‘National Treasure’ Review: Hulu Drama About Rape Scandal Is More Than Just a Timely Cosby-esque Tale

1 March 2017 5:18 PM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

You spend a lot of time looking at Robbie Coltrane’s face when you watch “National Treasure.”

The camera lingers on it often over the course of the four-hour miniseries, now available on Hulu, letting every conflicted emotion and moment of vulnerability play across his wide friendly features. It’s an intimacy that proves compelling at the beginning of the series, but by the end will leave you shaken. Because the more we learn about him, the less we trust.

Read More: ‘National Treasure’ Sneak Peek: Robbie Coltrane’s Innocence is Questioned by Julie Walters in New Hulu Series

Originally airing on Channel 4 in the UK last year, “National Treasure” tracks the story of a fictional scandal that feels awfully real. Paul (Coltrane) is one half of a beloved British comedy team who now hosts his own show and enjoys the adulation that comes with decades in the public eye as an entertainer… »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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‘National Treasure’ Sneak Peek: Robbie Coltrane’s Innocence is Questioned by Julie Walters in New Hulu Series

28 February 2017 8:24 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Hulu released an exclusive clip from its upcoming miniseries “National Treasure,” a show revolving around a famed comedic performer, played by Robbie Coltrane (“Harry Potter“), whose life is turned upside down when he is accused of a sexual abuse scandal. Two-time Oscar nominee Julie Walters (“Brooklyn“) also stars in the series as Coltrane’s wife, while Andrea Riseborough (“Birdman“) plays their daughter. Hulu has also unveiled a dramatic new poster for the series.

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The clip, titled “The Search,” comes from the show’s first episode and reveals an intense and intimate conversation between Coltrane and Walters. Paul Finchley (Coltrane) has already been swept up in the scandal, while his wife is starting to feel the pressure alongside her husband. The scene promises stellar performance from the two actors, and adds a layer of mystery »

- Michael Gonzalez

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‘National Treasure’ Sneak Peek: Robbie Coltrane’s Innocence is Questioned by Julie Walters in New Hulu Series

28 February 2017 8:24 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Hulu released an exclusive clip from its upcoming miniseries “National Treasure,” a show revolving around a famed comedic performer, played by Robbie Coltrane (“Harry Potter“), whose life is turned upside down when he is accused of a sexual abuse scandal. Two-time Oscar nominee Julie Walters (“Brooklyn“) also stars in the series as Coltrane’s wife, while Andrea Riseborough (“Birdman“) plays their daughter. Hulu has also unveiled a dramatic new poster for the series.

Read More: TV Imports: The Best Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Acquired Series You’re Not Watching

The clip, titled “The Search,” comes from the show’s first episode and reveals an intense and intimate conversation between Coltrane and Walters. Paul Finchley (Coltrane) has already been swept up in the scandal, while his wife is starting to feel the pressure alongside her husband. The scene promises stellar performance from the two actors, and adds a layer of mystery »

- Michael Gonzalez

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TV Review: ‘National Treasure’ on Hulu, With Robbie Coltrane and Julie Walters

27 February 2017 11:53 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

To clear up any potential confusion at the outset, Hulu’s “National Treasure” has nothing to do with the adventure film franchise of the same name. The streaming service’s new offering is a concentrated jolt of meticulously crafted British drama, which, in four episodes, tells the story of a disgraced celebrity and the scandal that envelops his family.

Over the course of that handful of installments, which arrive on Hulu all at once, “National Treasure” manages to build more suspense and have greater impact than many dramas that chew up far more airtime. Thanks in part to a uniformly phenomenal cast, it makes intelligent and unsentimental observations about the costs of fame and the routine concessions made to celebrity.

Robbie Coltrane plays Paul Finchley, a beloved comedian and TV star accused of rape. Not long after he’s questioned by the police, a single accusation turns into multiple allegations, and »

- Maureen Ryan

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