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Following on from news that Starz's critically acclaimed pirate drama "Black Sails" will finish up with its fourth season next year, the show's leading man Toby Stephens has been announced as the co-star of the upcoming action thriller "Hunter Killer" at Millennium Entertainment.
The story revolves around an American submarine commander (Gerard Butler) sent into Russian waters to save the Russian President in the midst of a military coup. Stephens will play Lieutenant Beaman, who heads up the black ops squad.
Peter Craig and Jamie Moss penned the script based on George Wallace and Don Keith's novel "Firing Point". Butler, Neal Moritz, Toby Jaffe, Alan Siegel, Tucker Tooley, Mark Gill, John Thompson and Matt O'Toole will produce.
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- Garth Franklin
With X-men: Apocalypse hitting theaters tomorrow, what better way to prep than to have an Exclusive chat with Simon Kinberg, the writer-producer on Star Wars Rebel, X-men: Days Of Future Past, The Fantastic Four and of course X-men: Apocalypse.
Kinberg and I spoke about all things X-men: Apocalypse, and he even clears up some rumors spreading throughout the web. He also speaks about where he sees the X-men franchise going in the future, briefly talks about his involvement in Star Wars, and a whole lot more.
So lets get to it. It's a bit of a long interview but a good one!
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Lrm: I saw the [X-men: Apocalypse] a few days ago and I really like this film because it had a lot of heart. As a writer, »
- Kellvin Chavez
There’s a bit, late on in Grimsby, when Sacha Baron Cohen’s Nobby gets hold of a gun and finds it surprisingly easy to shoot people. “I understand why you love guns so much,” he tells his brother, Mark Strong’s Sebastian. “It completely detaches you from the guilt of your actions.” The bathos this creates is a good example of how in comedy a big laugh legitimises just about anything, here allowing you to forget quite happily that the main character is no longer a bungling chancer but an actual killer. I felt the same about the rest of it; the fact it made me laugh just about earned it a free pass for being, at times, scabrously horrible. »
An adaptation of David Walliam’s Roald Dahl-esque novel; Oliver and Doherty serve up smashing grub; and 2015’s detective characters throwback to 1895 to play the original people they ripped off. Plus: Team Rovers Return and Team Woolpack go head to head
The BBC once again adapts a David Walliams novel for the festive season. Walliams owes a great deal to Roald Dahl, and this is another tale of a forlorn child in a world of cruel and stupid adults. Elliot Sprakes stars as Joe, whose factory worker dad Len (John Thomson) becomes a billionaire after inventing a new type of toilet roll. But as his dad embraces the bling and a glamorous girlfriend (Catherine Tate), Joe yearns for a normal life and friends. Reliable family fun, with Walliams himself co-starring as a dinner lady. David Stubbs
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- David Stubbs, Graeme Virtue, Ben Arnold, Julia Raeside, Hannah Verdier, John Robinson, Paul Howlett
4 items from 2016
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