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We'll be seeing a lot more of up-and-coming British actress Melanie Liburd on this side of the pond (USA), as the actress continues to add projects to her growing slate. First, as announced on this blog 2 weeks ago, she'll be featured in Ernest Dickerson’s next film, "Double Play," which begins filming this month in Curacao. She's part of a cast that includes notables like Lennie James, Colin Salmon, Isaach De Bankolé, Louis Gossett Jr., Saycon Sengbloh and others. And, second, initially announced a month ago (although I missed the news), she's been cast as a Red Priestess on the upcoming 6th season of HBO’s hit fantasy/drama series "Game of »
- Tambay A. Obenson
We'll be seeing a lot more of up-and-coming British actress Melanie Liburd on this side of the pond (USA), as the actress continues to add projects to her growing slate. First, as announced on this blog 2 weeks ago, she'll be featured in Ernest Dickerson’s next film, "Double Play," which begins filming this month in Curacao. She's part of a cast that includes notables like Lennie James, Colin Salmon, Isaach De Bankolé, Louis Gossett Jr., Saycon Sengbloh and others. And, second, initially announced a month ago (although I missed the news), she's been cast as a Red Priestess on the upcoming 6th season of HBO’s hit fantasy/drama series "Game of Thrones." Her casting has led to much speculation on what this could mean for the current Red Priestess, played by Carice Van Houten, in the form of Melisandre. Is Liburd's Red Priestess simply another one to complement Melisandre, »
- Tambay A. Obenson
Producer Lisa Cortes announced today that La La Anthony has joined the cast of Ernest Dickerson’s "Double Play," which will begin shooting this month in Curacao. The actress adds to a cast that already includes Lennie James, Colin Salmon, Alexander Karim, Isaach De Bankolé and Mustafa Shakir. Louis Gossett Jr., Melanie Liburd, Saycon Sengbloh, Bronson Pinchot and newcomer Dani Dare round out the cast of the drama which is based on Frank Martinus Arion’s internationally acclaimed novel of the same name, considered his magnum opus. Says Cortes, "When I met La La a year ago I saw a strong, passionate talent and introduced her »
- Tambay A. Obenson
I posted my review of Aziz Ansari's "Master of None" last week. Netflix's binge-release business model makes episodic reviews impractical (I've tried a hybrid model with "Orange Is the New Black" the last few seasons, with very mixed success), so I thought I would try something different. You already know my overall thoughts from the prior piece, so I'm going to offer up quick thoughts on each individual episode (with spoilers for all), coming up just as soon as I begin the night with an aggressive Cartman impression... Episode 1: Plan B The broken condom anecdote is pretty terrific and unusual as a way into the Dev/Rachel relationship that will play out over the rest of the season. Like so much of the show, the devil winds up being in the details, like the way the Uber driver is blasting rap music to make things extra uncomfortable for them. »
- Alan Sepinwall
Master of None, Season 1
Premiered Friday, November 6th on Netflix
5 episodes watched for review
After the success of shows like Orange is the New Black and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and standup specials from talents like Aziz Ansari and Chelsea Peretti, it was clear that Netflix was on its way to becoming a major player in comedy. Master of None, the new series from Ansari and Alan Yang, will perhaps become the crown jewel of Netflix’s comedy empire. The perspective the creators have brought to the show feels more on the pulse of its generation than Hannah Horvath could have dreamed of ever being.
There are ten episodes in the first season, five of which were watched for this preview. Each episode plays like a half-hour short film, with predictably hilarious dialogue and more visual flourish than expected. Ansari plays Dev, a thirtysomething »
- George Morvis
On June 28, 1961, Variety ran a three-sentence news story: “A.R. (Cubby) Broccoli and Harry Saltzman have joined forces in a production setup. As a start, they have acquired screen rights to all the Ian Fleming yarns on James Bond, and plan to put the first into production in Britain this fall. Initial one will be ‘From Russia With Love.’”
And 54 years and several billion-dollars later, No. 24 in the series, “Spectre,” opens in the U.S. on Friday, after breaking box-office records in the U.K. with an $80.4 million launch.
Four months after the initial Broccoli-Saltzman news, the producers announced they had signed Scottish-born actor Sean Connery to play the lead. They also changed plans, inaugurating the hoped-for franchise with “Dr. No,” which had most (but not all) of the Bond trademarks — lush scenery, wry humor, a diabolical mastermind and plenty of sex.
In April 25, 1962, “Dr. No” had competed filming in »
- Tim Gray
Lennie James, Colin Salmon, Alexander Karim, Isaach De Bankolé and Mustafa Shakir are all attached to star in "Double Play," the upcoming feature film from director Ernest Dickerson, producer Lisa Cortes announced today. Louis Gossett Jr., Melanie Liburd, Saycon Sengbloh, Bronson Pinchot and newcomer Dani Dare round out the cast of the drama which is based on Frank Martinus Arion’s internationally acclaimed novel of the same name, considered his magnum opus. Set in 1973 and 2010, on the Caribbean island of Curacao, "Double Play" tells the story of Ostrik (Salmon) who returns to his childhood home, and the »
- Tambay A. Obenson
Ruth Wilson, Jessica Plummer, Nicole Kidman, Elle Fanning, Alex Sharp and Matt Lucas have joined the cast of John Cameron Mitchell's "How To Talk To Girls At Parties" at A24. The film is based on a short story by Neil Gaiman while Howard Gertler, Iain Canning and Emile Sherman are producing.
The story follows a shy teenage punk rocker in 1970s suburban London, and his two closest friends. One night they all sneak into a party where they meet a group of intensely attractive, otherworldly girls; at first they think they're from a cult, but eventually come to realize the girls are literally aliens with nefarious plans. [Source: Deadline]
Ashes in the Snow
- Garth Franklin
Exclusive: Lennie James, Colin Salmon, Alexander Karim, Mustafa Shakir and Isaach De Bankolé have been tapped to star in Double Play, the adaptation of Frank Martinus Arion's novel that Juice and The Wire helmer Ernest Dickerson is directing. The screenplay was written by Evan Jones and Alaric Alexander Smeets, and production is ramping up to start this month on location in the book’s setting of Curacao. Louis Gossett Jr., Melanie Liburd, Saycon Sengbloh, Bronson Pinchot… »
The building blocks of “Master of None” are not unusual: In the Netflix comedy, “Parks and Recreation” actor and standup comic Aziz Ansari plays Dev, a single guy in New York City whose intermittent acting gigs leave him a lot of time to hang out with his friends in cool bars and coffee shops. But the similarities to the show that featured the Central Perk gang — not to mention the dozens of sitcoms that aped “Friends” over the years —are passing at best. Ansari and co-creator Alan Yang have ambitious plans for that sturdy premise, and they use it to smartly investigate matters of love and romance in the age of apps, as Ansari did in the recent book he co-authored, “Modern Romance.” Even more impressive than the relationship stories are “Master’s” adroit examinations of matters of gender and race, which are used as fodder for a bracing blend »
- Maureen Ryan
This season, there are several new TV shows that are based on feature films. Historically, most have done poorly in the ratings and have been cancelled after one season. Will Limitless be one of the lucky ones and be renewed for a second season by CBS? Stay tuned.
On Limitless, deadbeat Brian Sinclair (Jake McDorman) is given the Nzt-48 drug and it unlocks 100% of his brain. Brian has complete recall of whatever he's learned at any point in his life, either consciously or subconsciously. The FBI want to use him to help solve crimes but they're not the only ones interested in Brian and the drug. The rest of the cast includes Jennifer Carpenter, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Hill Harper, and Colin Salmon.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show's likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly the »
Episodes: Ongoing (hour)
TV show dates: September 22, 2015 -- present
Series status: Has not been cancelled
TV show description:
A science fiction crime drama, this TV show follows the events of the 2011 film of the same name.
The series centers around the drug Nzt-48 which unlocks 100% of the brain, giving whoever takes it complete recall of whatever they have learned -- whether it be in class, a documentary, or even subconsciously. The origins of the drug are a mystery but it's highly addictive and can have serious side-effects.
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Colin Salmon has landed a major, season-long recurring role in CBS’ upcoming sci-fi drama Limitless, based on the 2011 feature starring Bradley Cooper, who is reprising his role as a recurring guest star and serves as an executive producer. The series centers on Brian Finch (Jake McDorman) — a new character that exists in the same world as the movie’s Eddie Mora (Cooper) — who discovers the brain-boosting power of the mysterious drug Nzt and is coerced by the FBI into… »
Having nearly singlehandedly stopping North Korean terrorists from killing the President, secret service agent Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) returns for a London set follow-up to the action hit "Olympus Has Fallen".
In the new film "London Has Fallen", Banning and an MI6 agent (Charlotte Riley), must save the day when U.S. President Asher (Aaron Eckhart) is targeted in London at the funeral of the Prime Minister. Angela Bassett, Radha Mitchell, Morgan Freeman, Jackie Earle Haley, Melissa Leo, Robert Forster and Colin Salmon also star in the film.
Today, Empire have posted the very first photo from the production which star Gerard Butler calls a "fun franchise" and adds "You get to do a lot of really badass action, but its got its tongue firmly in its cheek." »
- Garth Franklin
London Has Fallen is sequel to the worldwide smash hit Olympus Has Fallen, a non-stop, suspenseful action thriller that delivers high-octane excitement through a heightened sense of authenticity. After the British Prime Minister passes away, his funeral becomes a target of a terrorist organization to destroy some of the world’s most powerful leaders, devastate the British capital, and unleash a terrifying vision of the future. The only hope of stopping it rests on the shoulders of the President of the United States and his formidable Secret Service head, and an English Mi-6 agent who rightly trusts no one. Directed by Babak Najafi and starring Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Charlotte Riley, Morgan Freeman, Angela Bassett, Radha Mitchell, Melissa Leo, Robert Forster, Colin Salmon, and »
- Pietro Filipponi
The sequel to the worldwide smash hit Olympus Has Fallen begins in London, where the British Prime Minister has passed away under mysterious circumstances. His funeral is a must-attend event for leaders of the western world. But what starts out as the most protected event on earth, turns into a deadly plot to kill the world’s most powerful leaders, devastate every known landmark in the British capital, and unleash a terrifying vision of the future. Only three people have any hope of stopping it: the President of the United States, his formidable secret service head (Gerard Butler), and an English Mi-6 agent who rightly trusts no one.
London Has Fallen is set for release in the Us and UK on October 2nd, »
- Gary Collinson
Hot off the British General Elections comes the destruction of Big Ben, one of London’s most famous landmarks in this first teaser poster for the late-Fall opener London Has Fallen.
The film, which is the sequel to the 2013 success Olympus Has Fallen, sees Gerard Butler return as Secret Service agent Mike Banning who travels to England’s capital with Aaron Eckhart’s President Benjamin Asher, Angela Bassett’s Secret Service Director Lynn Jacobs and Morgan Freeman’s Speaker Trumbull for the funeral of Britain’s Prime Minister, where it all starts to kick off.
As you can see from this destructive poster, our lovely city takes a bit of a battering, and it’s up to Banning to save the day. Die Hard in London indeed.
- Paul Heath
The first film, Olympus Has Fallen, was a hit in 2013, grossing over $160 million worldwide. Original director Antoine Fuqua has moved on to be replaced by Babak Najafi (Banshee), but original cast members Gerald Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Angela Bassett, Radha Mitchell, Robert Forster, Melissa Leo and Morgan Freeman return, joined this time by Jackie Earle Haley (Watchmen), Charlotte Riley (Edge of Tomorrow), Alon Aboutboul (The Dark Knight Rises) and Colin Salmon (24: Live Another Day).
After the British Prime Minister passes away, his funeral becomes a target of a terrorist organization to destroy some of the world’s most powerful leaders, devastate the British capital, and unleash a terrifying vision of the future. The only hope of stopping it rests on the shoulders of the »
- Scott J. Davis
No Offence consists of eight hour-long episodes, and follows Di Vivienne Deering (Scanlan), DC Dinah Kowalska (Elaine Cassidy) and DS Joy Freers (Roach) as they attempt to keep the streets clean from crime.
Writer Abbott previously said about the show: "I'm a big fan of well-told cop shows and jet-black social comedy, and I wanted to see how explosively we could bang two genres' heads together.
"No Offence is reared on wilder-than-average seeds, and I've had a ball with the AbbottVision team in building this concept."
Back during the Sony hack, it was revealed that former studio chairman Amy Pascal was keen on having Idris Elba (Luther, Thor: The Dark World) take on the role of super spy James Bond when Daniel Craig decides it’s time to retire his license to kill, and now Elba has received the seal of approval from former 007 Pierce Brosnan.
“Yeah, [Elba] would make a good Bond,” Brosnan told the Radio Times. “Colin Salmon also. May the best man get the job and may Daniel bring home the bacon for as long as he wants.”
See Also: Idris Elba responds to James Bond casting talk
Fellow Brit Salmon has already appeared in three Bond films – Tomorrow Never Dies, The World Is Not Enough and Die Another Day – as MI6 Deputy Chief of Staff Charles Robinson, so he may be a long shot, but Elba has already admitted he’d take on the role if offered, »
- Gary Collinson
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