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what’s on Netflix and Amazon Instant Video (from Apr 15)

15 April 2014 3:12 PM, PDT | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

What’s new, what’s hot, and what you may have missed, now available to stream.

new to streaming

The Invisible Woman: the story of Charles Dickens and his secret mistress is no romance, and no modest costume drama, either, but a tale of women being practical because they had to be [my review] [at Amazon Instant Video] The Secret Life of Walter Mitty: a cheery, airy fairy tale filled with a very modern ache and buoyed by an infectious joy; I love this movie [my review] [at Amazon Instant Video]

new to Prime

The English Patient: haunting and enthralling, a scrapbook of another world of romance and adventure and tragedy; Oscar winner for Best Picture [my review] [at Amazon Instant Video] Flight of the Phoenix: an inherently absurd survival adventure with an infectiously contradictory attitude: jaded and thrilled, cynical and expansive [my review] [at Amazon Instant Video]

have some Michael Fassbender

Jane Eyre: a sparse, harsh adaptation, with Fassbender as a grim Rochester to Mia Wasikowska’s Jane »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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Benedict Cumberbatch gets even more villainous and the rest of today's breaking pop culture news

7 April 2014 9:01 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

It's not a love thing, it's not a hate thing it's a blog thing

Pulling the shutters open on another week of pop cultural waffle, new music, trailers, amusing gifs of popular television serials and chart analysis.

Stay tuned for stuff about John Lydon, B C-Batch, Dexter Fletcher, 80s teen movies and why break the habit of a lifetime? Game Of Thrones.

Join the fun by commenting below or tweeting us at @guideguardian

5.01pm BST

Right, I'm calling time on this liveblog. Thanks for your 80s teen movie sequel suggestions today. One worthy late entrant here:

4.53pm BST

It really is a great day to be a fan of noisy 90s alt.rock. Not only did Afghan Whigs unveil their new album, but now can you hear the reissue of Slint's antsy post-rock touchstone Spiderland in full, demo tracks and all.

What's more, Rolling Stone have the stream of the »

- Sam Richards

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New Worlds episode 1 review

1 April 2014 11:04 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Review Louisa Mellor 1 Apr 2014 - 22:00

Peter Flannery's ambitious follow-up to The Devil's Whore gets off to an uneven but promising start...

This review contains spoilers.

“We’ve not forgotten the Devil’s Whore” said villainous Judge Jeffreys in a much-needed exposition scene in the New Worlds opener. With any luck, neither will have the viewers because tonight’s hour cut little slack for anyone dozing at the back.

More historical water had passed under the bridge between the 2008 Civil War drama and its follow-up than could comfortably fit onto a single context-setting slide, hence New Worlds providing three of them (a ‘previously on’ montage of the original’s knobbing and beheadings, while useful, wouldn’t really have been the done thing). Two decades of Restoration wig-wearing, colonisation and prole-subjugation had gone on since Angelica Fanshawe was left holding Edward Sexby’s baby at the end of The Devil’s Whore, »

- louisamellor

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John Simm is a fugitive in ITV's Prey - watch first trailer

28 March 2014 4:02 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

ITV has released a first-look trailer for its new three-part thriller Prey.

John Simm stars in the upcoming drama as cop-turned-fugitive Marcus Farrow.

A former Detective Sergeant, Farrow is accused of a crime he did not commit, but later escapes police custody.

Soon, he finds himself caught up in a high-stakes game of cat and mouse with Acting Detective Chief Inspector Susan Reinhardt (Rosie Cavaliero).

Line of Duty's Craig Parkinson also stars, alongside Anastasia Hille and Adrian Edmondson.

Prey has been written by newcomer Chris Lunt and will air on ITV later in 2014.

Simm is currently filming a lead role in BBC America series Intruders in Vancouver, Canada. »

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The Village series 2 begins shooting, adds new cast members

28 March 2014 2:57 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The Village has begun filming its upcoming second series in Derbyshire.

BBC One's drama will return for six more episodes later this year, with its second series taking place in 1923.

John Simm and Maxine Peake will return as John and Grace Middleton, while newcomer Tom Varey has joined the cast as their adult son Bert.

Julian Sands (24) has also signed up to play Lord Kilmarnock, while Waterloo Road's Phoebe Dynevor will play the station master's daughter Phoebe.

Also joining the cast are Ben Batt (Shameless) as landowner Alf Rutter, Derek Riddell (Ugly Betty) as Labour candidate Robin, Juliet Aubrey (The White Queen) as Marie Stopes advisor Joy Dangerfield, Daniel Ezra as boxer Ghana Jones, Alex Robertson as Robert Read and Andrew Gower (Being Human) as Bert's friend Gilbert Hankin.

Juliet Stevenson, Rupert Evans and Emily Beecham are among the cast members returning for the second series.

Full broadcasts dates »

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BBC America Orders First Original Comedy Series ‘Almost Royal’

25 March 2014 10:13 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

BBC America is taking its first step into original comedy series with “Almost Royal.” It will premiere on Saturday, June 21 at 10/9c after the “Orphan Black” Season 2 finale. The series will follow two young British aristocrats, played by stand-up comedian Ed Gamble and newcomer Amy Hoggart, on their first trip to the United States, in which they'll interact with real-life Americans. Also read: BBC America Announces Premiere Dates, John Simm Casting for ‘IntrudersClive Tulloh (“Eddie Izzard: Marathon Man,” “The Dame Edna Treatment”) will serve as executive producer with Seamus Murphy-Mitchell (“Bug,” “Friday Night with Jonathan Ross”) as series producer. »

- Jethro Nededog

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Why Keeley Hawes is the perfect choice for a Doctor Who villain

13 March 2014 5:50 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Keeley Hawes, currently starring in Line of Duty, has been named as the Time Lord's next foe. Given her cult pedigree and acting prowess, she's a brilliant choice

Line of Duty star Keeley Hawes has been cast as the villain in the new series of Doctor Who, to screen later this year on BBC1. She will play Ms Delphox, a villainous banker with a dark secret. It's another impressive feat from casting director Andy Pryor, and proof that the biggest names will still jump at travelling to Cardiff and doing lots of silly work with green screen.

Hawes said of the news: "I am delighted to join Doctor Who and to be working with this incredible team. Ms Delphox is a great character and someone I've had a lot of fun playing."

The show's current creative engine Steven Moffat adds: "Anyone watching Jed Mercurio's amazing Line of Duty will »

- Dan Martin

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The Master returning to Doctor Who?

11 March 2014 7:11 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Doctor’s greatest villain The Master has been rumoured to return in Peter Capaldi’s debut series of Doctor Who.

While attending the Newcastle Film and Comic Con, former Doctor Sylvester McCoy claimed that The Master will indeed return, but not in the form of John Simm. Of course McCoy chose not to reveal as to who would be playing the character but he did say that the actor in question is "very scary".

This has to be taken with a pinch of salt but rumours continue to flow linking Eastender’s actor Steve John Shephard to The Master. It would be an interesting piece of casting, and he certainly has the charm needed to play the Doctor’s foe.

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- Gary Collinson

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Doctor Who Series 8: 10 Actors Who Could Play The Master

11 March 2014 1:21 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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Well, the cat is officially out of the bag. Former 7th Doctor Sylvester McCoy himself announced, at Newcastle’s Film and Comic Con this past weekend, that the Master will make his triumphant return in Series 8 of Doctor Who. He says he knows who’s playing the role, but mum’s the word from him. So, does he Really know the identity of the, likely, soon to be announced actor, or is he just stirring up the controversy pot at the request (or permission) of the intensely secretive (and misleading) Steven Moffat?

According to McCoy, this time around the character will be “very, very scary”. Whatever that means. “Aah” and “Boo” and a lot of “creeeeeeepy”. But hasn’t that sort of been his M.O. since Davies reboot of him only a few years back? John Simm did a great job with the character and helped evolve him »

- William Sterling

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Is a major villain returning to Doctor Who?

9 March 2014 3:54 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

News Louisa Mellor 9 Mar 2014 - 10:38

Has Sylvester McCoy let slip that a major villain is returning to Doctor Who series 8? Potential spoilers ahead...

Warning: contains potential spoilers for a returning character in Doctor Who series eight.

The whispers about this one have been doing the fan community rounds for a while now, part hopeful wish and part rumour: is The Master returning to Doctor Who in series eight? 

Oh yes, says Sylvester McCoy, who was reported to have let the 'news' slip at a recent Newcastle Film and Comic Con panel. And what's more, says McCoy, John Simm's role has already been recast. McCoy didn't reveal who he claims would be playing The Master, save for saying that the actor is "very scary".

Our hands currently overspilling with clutched-straws, could this possibly tally with the rumour that Michael Smiley is to appear in series eight as "Colonel Blue »

- louisamellor

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Greatest TV Pilots: Life on Mars

3 March 2014 7:01 AM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Life on Mars, “Episode 1”

Written by Matthew Graham

Directed by Bharat Nalluri

Originally aired January 9, 2006 on BBC One

“I had an accident and I woke up 33 years in the past. Now that either makes me a time traveler or a lunatic or I’m lying in a hospital bed in 2006 and none of this is real.”

Nothing about Life on Mars should have worked. Its premise sounded ridiculous- an English cop gets hit by a car and ends up in the 1970s trying to figure out if he’s crazy or if he really did travel through time. But with “Episode 1”, its pilot, the series hit the ground running, with immediate well-defined characters, an enthralling plot, witty dialogue, and an intriguing mix of sci-fi and character study.

“Episode 1” starts in 2006 and finds detective Sam Tyler (John Simm) hunting for a serial killer. After his girlfriend, a fellow cop, is kidnapped, »

- Tressa

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‘Ripper Street’ Revived In BBC-Amazon Deal

26 February 2014 7:40 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

BBC America’s “Ripper Street,” which was canceled in December, will return for a third season in a new deal that gives U.K streaming rights to Amazon. The vibrant, violent drama follows those struggling to bring lawfulness to the the dark heart of Victorian London. Season three will begin filming in May. Also read: BBC America Announces Premiere Dates, John Simm Casting for ‘Intruders’ The show, from producers Tiger Aspect Productions and Lookout Point will continue to be co-produced by BBC America. »

- Tim Molloy

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Seth Meyers' 'Late Night' debut scores in ratings; 'Bates Motel' gets an after-show

25 February 2014 2:00 PM, PST | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

TV news and notes:

- The premiere of "Late Night with Seth Meyers" pulled in strong ratings Monday night (Feb. 24). The show drew 3.4 million viewers and a 1.4 rating in adults 18-49 -- slight improvements on Jimmy Fallon's "Late Night" debut in 2009 and substantially above the show's average for this season. As for Fallon, his first "Tonight Show" without an Olympics lead-in did well too with 6.3 million viewers and a 2.1 in the 18-49 demo; "Tonight's" season averages are 4 million viewers and a 1.0 in adults 18-49.

- "Bates Motel" is the latest TV series to get its own after hours show. A&E announced that that the same company that produced "Talking Bad" and "Talking Dead" is helping them create "Bates Motel: After Hours." The first episode of "After Hours" will air as a special following the "Bates Motel" Season 2 premiere on March 3, but it could turn into a full-blown half-hour companion series. »

- editorial@zap2it.com

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Casting Announcements and More Info on BBC America’s Intruders

24 February 2014 1:00 PM, PST | ScifiMafia | See recent ScifiMafia news »

We told you last month about John Simm (the sometimes-bleached-blond Master in the rebooted Doctor Who) in BBC America‘s upcoming original series Intruders, from writer and executive producer Glen Morgan of The X-Files. Now comes word that Mira Sorvino and sci-fi familiar face James Frain (most recently of Grimm and Sleepy Hollow) will be joining him, as filming begins on this body-snatcher-type series:

John Simm and Mira Sorvino Start Filming BBC America’s Intruders as James Frain, Tory Kittles and Millie Brown Join Cast

New York – February 24, 2014 – Production is underway in Vancouver British Columbia for BBC America’s new original series Intruders, starring celebrated British actor John Simm and Oscar® winner Mira Sorvino. The series is about a secret society devoted to chasing immortality by seeking refuge in the bodies of others. Produced by BBC Worldwide Productions, from writer and executive producer Glen Morgan (The X-Files), the series is »

- Erin Willard

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Stephen Bishop Upped To Regular On Bet’s ‘Being Mary Jane’; Tory Kittles Joins ‘Intruders’

20 February 2014 6:29 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Stephen Bishop (Moneyball) has been upped to a series regular on Bet’s Being Mary Jane, which stars Gabrielle Union as a successful TV news anchor. Bishop will play David, a man Mary Jane brings back into her life to work things out. Bishop, repped by Greene & Associates, Weiner Management and Dave Feldman, next will be seen in Miss Meadows opposite Katie Holmes. True Detective‘s Tory Kittles has signed on to Intruders, BBC America’s eight-episode original series. Written by Glen Morgan, Intruders is about a secret society devoted to chasing immortality by seeking refuge in the bodies of others. It centers on ex-cop Jack Whalen (John Simm), who has escaped a dark, violent past for a seemingly quiet life with his wife, Amy (Mira Sorvino). When she goes missing, Jack starts an investigation that forces him to confront his past. Kittles will play Gary Fischer, a handsome attorney »

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The Legacy of Nolan’s Batman Trilogy: Good or Bad?

8 February 2014 7:48 PM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

While Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy is acknowledged as a triumph of the action film/comic book genres, did the series ultimately do as much harm as good to the entertainment industry? As well done as they films were, is the vast shadow from the Nolan/Bale trilogy doing damage to the film/TV medium?

When something in the entertainment industry is popular and successful, it’s inevitable that it will have an influence on future films. For instance, the popularity of Die Hard began the ‘one-man-in-a-limited-area-battling-a-group-of-terrorists’ trend. (Under Siege/Under Siege 2, Air Force One, Speed, Toy Soldiers, Cliffhanger, Sudden Death, the Rock, Passenger 57, Con Air) Some of these movies are good, and some aren’t, but they are all examples of how Hollywood sees imitation as the sincerest form of profit.

The Christopher Nolan/Christian Bale Batman trilogy was immensely popular, highly profitable and critically well received. Therefore, »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Rob Young)

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The Legacy of Nolan’s Batman Trilogy: Good or Bad?

8 February 2014 7:48 PM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

 

While Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy is acknowledged as a triumph of the action film/comic book genres, did the series ultimately do as much harm as good to the entertainment industry? As well done as they films were, is the vast shadow from the Nolan/Bale trilogy doing damage to the film/TV medium?

 

 

When something in the entertainment industry is popular and successful, it’s inevitable that it will have an influence on future films. For instance, the popularity of Die Hard began the ‘one-man-in-a-limited-area-battling-a-group-of-terrorists’ trend. (Under Siege/Under Siege 2, Air Force One, Speed, Toy Soldiers, Cliffhanger, Sudden Death, the Rock, Passenger 57, Con Air) Some of these movies are good, and some aren’t, but they are all examples of how Hollywood sees imitation as the sincerest form of profit.

 

The Christopher Nolan/Christian Bale Batman trilogy was immensely popular, highly profitable and critically well received. Therefore, »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Rob Young)

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Doctor Who Series 8 Episode 1 Script Leaked Online?

2 February 2014 1:02 AM, PST | Kasterborous.com | See recent Kasterborous news »

Christian Cawley is a writer at Kasterborous Doctor Who News and Reviews - All the latest Doctor Who news and reviews with our weekly podKast, features and interviews, and a long-running forum.

We’ve had a few Doctor Who leaks over the years, from fakes on IMDb (Norman Lovett as Davros in 2005′s The Parting of the Ways, for instance) to the casting of Peter Capaldi last year. The odd script has gone missing, in the meantime, and some badly kept secrets (John Simm as the Master, for

The post Doctor Who Series 8 Episode 1 Script Leaked Online? appeared first on Kasterborous Doctor Who News and Reviews. »

- Christian Cawley

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John Simm to Star in BBC America Original Series Intruders

30 January 2014 11:00 AM, PST | ScifiMafia | See recent ScifiMafia news »

We first told you that BBC America had given the series green light to novel-based Intruders back in October when it was announced as an original series. I am a huge fan of BBC America original series, as they are nearly always excellent in every way, the beloved Orphan Black being a strong recent example.

The good news continues this month with the announcement that the lead role has been filled by John Simm, whom most of us recognize as The Master during David Tennant‘s tenure as Doctor Who. The only slight tinge of disappointment comes with the recognition that he will most likely be sporting an American accent, as he will be playing a Los Angeles-based detective.

It’s interesting to note that, when the series was first announced, there was a great deal of emphasis on the sci-fi aspect of the series. Now they would almost have »

- Erin Willard

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Breathless cancelled by ITV after single series

29 January 2014 7:16 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Breathless has been dropped after a single series.

The period medical drama will not return for a second run, broadcaster ITV has confirmed.

Series star Zoe Boyle -- who played Jean Truscott - told Radio Times that Breathless would "unfortunately" not be returning but described working on the show as "a really fun experience".

"I loved the part and I loved the script and I loved the show as a whole," she said.

Breathless launched with 3.4m viewers in October, with an overnight audience of 2.11m tuning in for the final episode the following month.

Jack Davenport, Joanna Page, Sarah Parish and Iain Glen appeared alongside Boyle on the show.

ITV also axed crime drama Whitechapel in November, but has commissioned new original drama including John Simm thriller Prey and mystery series Grantchester.

ITV announces new drama pay channel Encore for Sky »

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