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‘The Legend of Hercules’ Review

24 July 2014 6:34 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Kellan Lutz, Scott Adkins, Gaia Weiss, Roxanne McKee, Liam Garrigan, Liam McIntyre, Rade Serbedzija, Johnathon Schaech, Luke Newberry, Kenneth Cranham, Mariah Gale, Sarai Givaty | Written by Sean HoodDaniel Giat | Directed by Renny Harlin

One of Three films released this year (the other two films surprisingly both star former WWE wrestlers) based on the classic character from Greek mythology, The Legend of Hercules stars Kellan Lutz as the titular hero Hercules, in an epic origin story from iconic action director Renny Harlin (Die Hard 2, Long Kiss Goodnight) and writer Sean Hood – who co-wrote the recent Conan the Barbarian remake as well as penning the original story for a personal horror favourite of mine, Midnight Movie.

In Ancient Greece 1200 B.C., a queen succumbs to the lust of Zeus to bear a son promised to overthrow the tyrannical rule of the king (played by the always awesome Scott Adkins). Borne of god and mortal, »

- Phil Wheat

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'Downton Abbey' Season 5 Press Tour Live-Blog

22 July 2014 7:20 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The fifth season of "Downton Abbey" won't premiere on PBS until January 4, 2015.  That's a long way away and, by that time, many of you will have already watched the full season through illegal means (or legal if you happen to live in England).  On Tuesday (July 22) evening, the Television Critics Association is going to get at least a taste of Season 5. Since the show is still in production, creator Julian Fellowes is absent, sending Gareth Neame in his stead.  Similarly, much of the cast is shooting Across the Pond, but we've got Laura "Lady Edith" Carmichael, Michelle "Non-Stop" Dockery, Joanne "Anna" Froggatt and Allen "Branson" Leech. Click through and follow along with my live-blog. Don't expect too many spoilers. 7:15 p.m. We're' being strung along by an assortment of other "Masterpiece" productions, none of which is "Downton Abbey." 7:22 p.m. "I feel a-shaking of the ground I stand on, »

- Daniel Fienberg

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Everything We Know About Downton Abbey Season 5 (So Far)

26 June 2014 2:30 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

We left Downton Abbey on a beach, in the summer of 1923, with two old people maybe falling in love. This week ITV released the teaser trailer for season five, and while it is not exactly groundbreaking — it's mostly just Carson giving Ferris Bueller–esque musings about life — it was enough to get us curious about what exactly is going to happen next year. (They're still doing that "show it three months later in the U.S." thing, sorry.) Here is a quick roundup of everything we know (with speculative spoilers, obviously):Duckface is coming to Downton Abbey! Among the new cast members for season five:  Richard E. Grant, a.k.a. Jasper the Coke Fiend from Girls, will play visiting guest Simon Bricker; Rade Sherbedgia will play Kuragin, one of multiple Russian refugees who will presumably bring some sort of revolution plotline to Downton; and Anna Chancellor, forever known as »

- Nikki Erlick

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Watch: This Uber Short 'Downton Abbey' Season 5 Teaser Lets Us Know That Change Is Coming

25 June 2014 12:05 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

"Game of Thrones" coined the catchphrase "winter is coming," but now PBS' "Downton Abbey" wants to remind us that they're also about to experience some change. The period piece, which is entering its fifth season, will be delving further into the 1920s, and we can expect our friends both upstairs and downstairs to notice. Creator Julian Fellowes has already announced that Rade Sherbedgia, Anna Chancellor and Richard E. Grant will be joining the cast; now, in this new, super-vague 20-second clip we hear a voiceover provided by Carson (Jim Butler) announcing the inevitable change arriving at Downton. "Downton Abbey" Season 5 will premiere in the U.K. on ITV this fall. PBS has yet to announce a U.S. air-date.  Check out the teaser below. »

- Eric Eidelstein

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Global Showbiz Briefs: Sue Johnston Joins ‘Downton Abbey’; ‘Gone Girl’ Author Gillian Flynn To Pen ‘Hamlet’ Retelling

30 May 2014 12:22 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Downton Abbey has added Sue Johnston to the cast for season five. The actress, known largely in the UK for Waking The Dead, The Royle Family and soap Coronation Street, will have the formidable task of playing Denker, Lady’s Maid to Maggie Smith’s Dowager Countess. Johnston joins other previously annonced guest actors, Richard E. Grant, Anna Chancellor and Rade Sherbedgia. The Carnival Films produced ITV saga returns in the fall to the UK. Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn is the latest novelist to join the Hogarth Shakespeare project which provides new takes on the works of the Bard. Flynn, who also scripted David Fincher’s upcoming adaptation of Gone Girl for the screen, will tackle Hamlet. The Hogarth Shakespeare program is an international publishing initiative from the Penguin Random House imprint. Per the BBC, Flynn said, “Hamlet has long been a fascination of mine: murder, betrayal, revenge, deceit, »

- NANCY TARTAGLIONE, International Editor

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Downton Abbey: Sue Johnston to guest star in series 5

29 May 2014 8:45 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Sue Johnston will appear in the fifth series of Downton Abbey.

The Royle Family actress will appear in the upcoming run as Denker, the Lady's Maid of Maggie Smith's Dowager Countess.

It will be Johnston's first major role since leaving Coronation Street in February, after almost 18 months playing Gloria Price.

She joins other Downton guest stars Richard E Grant, Anna Chancellor and Rade Sherbedgia.

Meanwhile, Dame Harriet Walter will reprise her role as Lady Shackleton and Peter Egan will return as Lord Flintshire.

Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes has called for the series to be simulcast to avoid storyline leaks.

The period drama will return to ITV for its fifth series in September, before a feature-length special airs at Christmas. The series will return to PBS in the Us in January 2015. »

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Jesse Eisenberg Encounters 'The Double' in New TV Spot | Exclusive

7 May 2014 1:23 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Simon is a timid man, scratching out an isolated existence in an indifferent world. He is overlooked at work, scorned by his mother, and ignored by the woman of his dreams. He feels powerless to change any of these things. The arrival of a new co-worker, James, serves to upset the balance. James is both Simon's exact physical double and his opposite, confident, charismatic and good with women. To Simon's horror, James slowly starts taking over his life. We have an exclusive look at The Double featuring Jesse Eisenberg and Mia Wasikowska. Watch as Simon confronts his doppelganger only to find his world unraveling in front of him.

The Double was released May 9th, 2014 and stars Mia Wasikowska, Jesse Eisenberg, Chris O'Dowd, Gemma Chan, Sally Hawkins, Wallace Shawn, Rade Serbedzija, James Fox. The film is directed by Richard Ayoade. »

- MovieWeb

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'Legend of Hercules' Behind-the-Scenes Featurette | Exclusive

15 April 2014 5:13 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The Legend of Hercules is coming to 3D Blu-ray, DVD, VOD and Pay-Per-View starting April 29, and is available on Digital HD starting today. Kellan Lutz stars as the iconic hero in this epic adventure. Witness the rise of a god in this thrilling tale of the celebrated mythical warrior as the son of Zeus, blessed with extraordinary strength as a half-god, half-man is banished by his stepfather, the king. Hercules slowly becomes aware of his true origins, learns to harness his demi-god powers, and gathers an army to fight his way back to his kingdom. We have an exclusive featurette that goes behind-the-scenes for a look at how some of the action came together. Kellan Lutz also discusses the horse training he and his fellow actors had to endure for this mythical saga.

The Legend of Hercules was released January 10th, 2014 and stars Kellan Lutz, Gaia Weiss, Scott Adkins, Roxanne McKee, »

- MovieWeb

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Jesse Eisenberg Can't Get Past Security in 'The Double' Clip

21 March 2014 12:06 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Film4Video has released the first clip from the upcoming comedic thriller The Double, starring Jesse Eisenberg. The plot, loosely based on Fyodor Dostoyevsky's novella, centers on Simon (Jesse Eisenberg), a lonely office employee who secretly pines for his co-worker (Mia Wasikowska). Simon's world is rocked upon the arrival of a new employee, James (Jesse Eisenberg), who is Simon's exact physical double, although he has the confidence and charm that Simon lacks. Check out this scene from director Richard Ayoade's film, where Simon tries to get past a cranky security guard.

The Double comes to theaters May 9th, 2014 and stars Mia Wasikowska, Jesse Eisenberg, Chris O'Dowd, Gemma Chan, Sally Hawkins, Wallace Shawn, Rade Serbedzija, James Fox. The film is directed by Richard Ayoade. »

- MovieWeb

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Maggie Grace and Forest Whitaker Up for 'Taken 3'

13 March 2014 7:58 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Taken 3 is happening and Liam Neeson will return as still-retired CIA agent Bryan Mills, a man with a certain set of skills, for director Olivier Megaton (Taken 2) and now we know Maggie Grace will return as Mills' daughter Kim. Set to start shooting at the end of the month, the report from Deadline doesn't make mention of a previous story suggesting Forest Whitaker will also play a part, but it also doesn't say he won't so I'm going to assume he's still on board. As far as the plot is concerned, Neeson recently told the Jonathan Ross Show, his return was contingent on one thing, "Only as long as nobody gets taken!" My guess is the siblings of of Rade Serbedzija's character will be coming to the States to hunt down Mills in this one and Whitaker will likely play a partner/friend of Mills that ends up involved. »

- Brad Brevet

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The Legend of Hercules: Kellan Lutz in world exclusive clip

7 March 2014 3:06 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Kellan Lutz's The Legend of Hercules has released a new world exclusive clip through Digital Spy.

The fantasy epic, directed by Cliffhanger's Renny Harlin, tells the story of the Greek mythical hero and the betrayal by his stepfather that led to him being sold into slavery.

Scott Adkins, Gaia Weiss, Liam McIntyre, Liam Garrigan, Johnathon Schaech, Roxanne McKee and Rade Serbedzija feature in the supporting cast for the movie.

The Legend on Hercules is showing in the Us now and will open in UK cinemas on March 28. »

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Protecting Their Precious Bodily Fluids: Male Impotence in Kubrick’s Filmography

6 March 2014 9:02 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

It’s both perfectly fitting and a darkly wry punchline that the last word in Stanley Kubrick’s last film is “fuck,” utilized in its most literal definition. The word is spoken, in both direct and slightly imploring fashion, by Alice Harford (Nicole Kidman) to her husband Bill (Tom Cruise) at the end of the still slightly underappreciated Eyes Wide Shut. Bill’s nocturnal journey into an unfamiliar world of group sex and general deviancy is one of missed opportunities and denied possibilities; he is surrounded by and beckoned into various couplings, and capitalizes on none of them. This weakness of the modern man is a recurrent theme in Kubrick’s filmography, from Paths of Glory to Eyes Wide Shut, released posthumously in the summer of 1999. Kubrick, who died 15 years ago today, was often categorized as a cold and distant filmmaker, always putting his characters at an emotional remove; this »

- Josh Spiegel

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'The Legend of Hercules' Blu-ray and DVD Releases April 29th

4 March 2014 11:42 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Witness the rise of a god in the thrilling tale of the celebrated mythical warrior, The Legend of Hercules, coming to Blu-ray 3D Disc (plus 2D Blu-ray and Digital HD UltraViolet), DVD (plus Digital UltraViolet), Video on Demand and Pay-Per-View April 29 from Summit Entertainment, a Lionsgate company. The film will also be available on Digital HD April 15, two weeks prior to the Blu-ray and DVD release.

Directed by Renny Harlin (Die Hard 2: Die Harder, Deep Blue Sea) and written by Sean Hood (Conan the Barbarian) and Daniel Giat (TV's Path to War), The Legend of Hercules stars Kellan Lutz (upcoming The Expendables 3), Scott Adkins (Zero Dark Thirty, The Expendables 2), Liam McIntyre (Starz's Spartacus: War of the Damned), Liam Garrigan (Starz's The Pillars of the Earth), Johnathon Schaech (Showtime's Ray Donovan, TV's The Client List), Roxanne McKee (HBO's Game of Thrones) along with Gaia Weiss (Mary Queen of Scots »

- MovieWeb

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Third 'The Double' Trailer

28 February 2014 11:38 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Magnolia Pictures has released the third trailer for The Double, debuting in theaters and on iTunes/VOD formats May 9. Simon (Jesse Eisenberg) is a timid man, scratching out an isolated existence in an indifferent world. He is overlooked at work, scorned by his mother, and ignored by the woman of his dreams (Mia Wasikowska). He feels powerless to change any of these things. The arrival of a new co-worker, James (Jesse Eisenberg), serves to upset the balance. James is both Simon's exact physical double and his opposite - confident, charismatic and good with women. To Simon's horror, James slowly starts taking over his life. Check out the latest footage from director Richard Ayoade's comedic thriller, which co-stars Chris O'Dowd, Gemma Chan, Sally Hawkins and Wallace Shawn.

The Double comes to theaters May 9th, 2014 and stars Mia Wasikowska, Jesse Eisenberg, Chris O'Dowd, Gemma Chan, Sally Hawkins, Wallace Shawn, Rade Serbedzija, »

- MovieWeb

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Downton Abbey Adds Doctor Who Alum Richard E. Grant Among Others

22 February 2014 6:27 AM, PST | Boomtron | See recent Boomtron news »

Let’s get one thing straight before we delve into what is sure to be an exciting tale of casting and wonder; I haven’t watched Downton Abbey despite my sincere intentions to do just that. It’s nothing personal against the British series, I just have a lot on my plate right now and couldn’t fit another series under my already overloaded plate. I’ve already given up a number of shows simply because I couldn’t keep up. Perhaps one day I’ll be able to watch Downton Abbey, but for now let’s just talk about the latest casting additions to the series. I think we can all at least agree they’re exciting even if I don’t know much about the series.

The most auspicious of the three new cast members is Richard E. Grant. The man is a wonderful actor and has been around for quite some time. »

- Brody Gibson

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The Double U.K. Trailer

18 February 2014 2:10 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Following in the footsteps of his The Social Network co-star Armie Hammer and Jake Gyllenhaal in the upcoming Enemy, Jesse Eisenberg takes on a dual role in The Double. The U.K. trailer has been released for this upcoming comedic thriller, centering on a downtrodden office worker named Simon (Jesse Eisenberg), who silently pines for his co-worker Hannah (Mia Wasikowska). His world is altered forever when a new employee James (Jesse Eisenberg) starts working at his office, who is Simon's exact physical double, although they both have vastly different personalities. Check out the latest footage from director Richard Ayoade's new film, arriving in theaters May 9 from Magnolia Pictures.

The Double comes to theaters May 9th, 2014 and stars Mia Wasikowska, Jesse Eisenberg, Chris O'Dowd, Gemma Chan, Sally Hawkins, Wallace Shawn, Rade Serbedzija, James Fox. The film is directed by Richard Ayoade. »

- MovieWeb

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Downton Abbey: Richard E Grant and Anna Chancellor join cast of ITV drama

14 February 2014 4:07 PM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Withnail star to play a guest of the Granthams as Harriet Walter and Peter Egan reprise their roles for fifth series

Richard E Grant is to join the cast of Downton Abbey, one of several new names including Anna Chancellor who will feature in the fifth series later this year.

Grant, the Withnail and I star who recently appeared in HBO comedy Girls, will play Simon Bricker, who visits Downton Abbey as a guest of the Granthams.

The role will reunite Grant with the drama's creator, Julian Fellowes, after he appeared in his Oscar-winning film, Gosford Park, directed by Robert Altman.

Chancellor, whose credits include Four Weddings and a Funeral and BBC2's The Hour, will play Lady Anstruther, with Russian actor Rade Sherbedgia, who appeared in Stanley Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut, playing a refugee who fled the Russian revolution after the first world war.

The period drama, which »

- John Plunkett

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Richard E. Grant, Anna Chancellor and Rade Sherbedgia Lined Up for 'Downton Abbey' Season Five

14 February 2014 11:40 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Although the popular U.K. drama won't wrap up its fourth season in the U.S. until February 23rd, Carnival Films and ITV have announced that Richard E. Grant ("Girls"), Anna Chancellor ("How I Live Now") and Rade Sherbedgia ("Taken 2") will join the next season of "Downton Abbey."  Grant, who's coming off an arc on "Girls," is slated to play Simon Bricker, who arrives at Downton as a guest of the Granthams. Chancellor will appear as Lady Anstruther and Rade Sherbedgia will play Kuragin, a Russian refugee who fled from the Russian Revolution.  In addition to these roles, Dame Harriet Walter and Peter Egan will return as Lady Shackleton and Lord Flintshire. “We are delighted to welcome these talented actors to the world of Downton," "Downton Abbev" Executive Producer and Managing Director of Carnival Films Gareth Neame said. "The characters they play are set to bring yet more excitement and intrigue to the show. »

- Eric Eidelstein

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Richard E. Grant, Anna Chancellor and Rade Sherbedgia Lined Up for 'Downton Abbey' Season Five

14 February 2014 11:40 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Although the popular U.K. drama won't wrap up its fourth season in the U.S. until February 23rd, Carnival Films and ITV have announced that Richard E. Grant ("Girls"), Anna Chancellor ("How I Live Now") and Rade Sherbedgia ("Taken 2") will join the next season of "Downton Abbey."  Grant, who's coming off an arc on "Girls," is slated to play Simon Bricker, who arrives at Downton as a guest of the Granthams. Chancellor will appear as Lady Anstruther and Rade Sherbedgia will play Kuragin, a Russian refugee who fled from the Russian Revolution.  In addition to these roles, Dame Harriet Walter and Peter Egan will return as Lady Shackleton and Lord Flintshire. “We are delighted to welcome these talented actors to the world of Downton," "Downton Abbev" Executive Producer and Managing Director of Carnival Films Gareth Neame said. "The characters they play are set to bring yet more excitement and intrigue to the show. »

- Eric Eidelstein

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Downton Abbey Season 5 casting news announced

14 February 2014 9:46 AM, PST | ChannelGuideMag | See recent ChannelGuideMag news »

Carnival Films and Masterpiece on PBS have announced new cast members who will be joining Downton Abbey Season 5. Richard E. Grant (no stranger to this type of period drama, having starred in the film Gosford Park, also written by Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes), will join the cast as Simon Bricker, who visits Downton Abbey as a guest of the Granthams. Anna Chancellor (The Hour, Four Weddings and a Funeral) will join in a guest role, playing Lady Anstruther. Rade Sherbedgia (24) will play a Russian refugee. The announcement also said that returning guest cast member Dame Harriet Walter … Continue reading →

The post Downton Abbey Season 5 casting news announced appeared first on Channel Guide Magazine. »

- Jeff Pfeiffer

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