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16 items from 2017


‘Class’ Races to Save the Planet In Its First Season Finale — What to Watch This Weekend, June 2-4

2 June 2017 3:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Welcome to PeekTV, your daily look at the best that television has to offer. In each installment, we make three picks for the best shows to watch and…toss in a little extra. 

The Weekend of June 2-4

“Class”  (Saturday – BBC America, 7:00 p.m.) – The heroes face an impossible choice as they apply what they have learned so far to save the Earth. While Quill prepares to exact revenge on her captors, the friends are forced to fight Corakinus before he takes what he desires from April and Charlie in the Season 1 finale.

Back when the show first hit American airwaves, our Hanh Nguyen described that the show took a little while to find its footing. But as this “Doctor Who” youngster universe expands, it’s worth checking to see how far it’s come in its initial eight-episode run.

“The Leftovers” (Sunday – HBO, 11:30 p.m.) – Answers are elusive in the series finale. »

- Steve Greene

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‘Class’ Races to Save the Planet In Its First Season Finale — What to Watch This Weekend, June 2-4

2 June 2017 3:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Welcome to PeekTV, your daily look at the best that television has to offer. In each installment, we make three picks for the best shows to watch and…toss in a little extra. 

The Weekend of June 2-4

“Class”  (Saturday – BBC America, 7:00 p.m.) – The heroes face an impossible choice as they apply what they have learned so far to save the Earth. While Quill prepares to exact revenge on her captors, the friends are forced to fight Corakinus before he takes what he desires from April and Charlie in the Season 1 finale.

Back when the show first hit American airwaves, our Hanh Nguyen described that the show took a little while to find its footing. But as this “Doctor Who” youngster universe expands, it’s worth checking to see how far it’s come in its initial eight-episode run.

“The Leftovers” (Sunday – HBO, 11:30 p.m.) – Answers are elusive in the series finale. »

- Steve Greene

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Versailles, The Halcyon: Ovation TV Releases Trailers and Release Dates

1 June 2017 9:04 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Ovation TV has something new in store for this fall. Recently, the network released trailers and premiere dates for season two of the TV series Versailles and the new series The Halcyon.Set in the 17th century, Versailles chronicles the early reign of France's King Louis Xiv. The cast includes George Blagden, Alexander Vlahos, and Anna Brewster. A new drama, The Halcyon follows the staff and residents of a London hotel during World War II. The cast includes Steven Mackintosh, Olivia Williams, Hermione Corfield, and Matt Ryan.Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Judi Dench is the Queen in First Trailer for Stephen Frears’ ‘Victoria & Abdul’

31 May 2017 5:06 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

After making The Queen over a decade ago, Stephen Frears is returning to direct another film about high royalty, but this time Queen Victoria. Victoria & Abdul, starring Judi Dench and Ali Fazal depicts the friendship between the 19th century Queen and a young clerk hailing from India. Ahead of a fall release, Focus Features have now debuted the first trailer.

As with Frears’ recent films, it looks to be a warm genial dramedy that we’d bet makes its bow at Toronto International Film Festival ahead of its debut. Also starring Adeel Akhtar, Simon Callow, Michael Gambon, Eddie Izzard, Ruth McCabe, Tim Pigott-Smith, Julian Wadham, Olivia Williams, and Fenella Woolgar, check out the trailer and poster below.

The extraordinary true story of an unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria’s (Academy Award winner Judi Dench) remarkable rule. When Abdul Karim (Ali Fazal), a young clerk, travels from »

- Jordan Raup

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Judi Dench Shines In First Trailer And Poster For Victoria & Abdul

30 May 2017 2:03 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Up until a few years ago, Queen Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and Empress of India, was the longest reigning monarch. That is until Queen Elizabeth II, her great-great granddaughter surpassed her in September 2015. Elizabeth has been Queen since 1952.

With a reign of 63 years, seven months and two days, Victoria was the longest-reigning British monarch and the longest-reigning queen regnant in world history.

Focus Features has released the first poster and trailer for the upcoming Victoria & Abdul, from director Stephen Frears (The Queen,” “Philomena,” “Mrs. Henderson Presents”). The cast features Judi Dench, Ali Fazal, Adeel Akhtar, Simon Callow, Eddie Izzard, Ruth McCabe, Tim Pigott-Smith, Julian Wadham, Olivia Williams, Fenella Woolgar and Michael Gambon.

Many fans of the 1997’s Mrs. Brown wanted more of the story of a bereaved Queen Victoria (Judi Dench) and her relationship with a Scottish servant, John Brown (Billy Connolly), and the subsequent uproar it provoked. »

- Michelle Hannett

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First Trailer for Stephen Frears' 'Victoria & Abdul' Starring Judi Dench

30 May 2017 1:35 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"I am cantankerous, greedy, fat. I am perhaps, disagreeably, attached to power. But I am anything but insane." Focus Features has released the first official trailer for a film titled Victoria and Abdul, telling the story of an unlikely friendship between Queen Victoria of Britain and an Indian clerk named Abdul Karim. Director Stephen Frears partners with Judi Dench again, who stars as Queen Victoria (she also starred in Frears' Philomena a few years back earning an Oscar nomination), with newcomer Ali Fazal playing Abdul. The full cast includes Olivia Williams, Michael Gambon, Eddie Izzard, Tim Pigott-Smith, Simon Callow, and Adeel Akhtar. This seems like a good fall film, charming and entertaining, with a few great performances. Dench looks excellent as always, and I'm intrigued to see Fazal's performance. Worth a look. Here's the first trailer (+ poster) for Stephen Frears' Victoria & Abdul, direct from Focus' YouTube: The extraordinary true »

- Alex Billington

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Judi Dench looks every inch a Queen in trailer for Victoria and Abdul

30 May 2017 9:07 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Zehra Phelan

At the youthful age of 82, Dame Judi Dench isn’t retiring for anyone, just a little like her latest role as an ageing Queen Victoria in Victoria and Abdul for which a joyous trailer and poster have been released.

Dench teams up again with the Philomena director Stephen Frears on a story which is based on the latter years of Queen Victoria who reigned over England for 64 years between 1837 until her death in 1901 and her relationship with a young Indian clerk who she befriends after he is sent to her court.  Dench is reprising her role as the cantankerous Queen after she portrayed Queen Victoria back in 1997 in Mrs Brown alongside Billy Connolly from an earlier episode in the royal’s life, so stepping back into her persona should have come quite naturally to the veteran actress.

Clad in Queen Victoria’s black mourning dress that she »

- Zehra Phelan

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First trailer and poster for Victoria & Abdul starring Judi Dench and Ali Fazal

30 May 2017 8:31 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Universal Pictures has debuted the first trailer and poster for Stephen Frears’ upcoming biographical drama Victoria & Abdul. Based on Shrabani Basu’s book Victoria & Abdul: The True Story of the Queen’s Closest Confidant, the film sees Judy Dench in her second portrayal of Queen Victoria following her Oscar-nominated role in 1997’s Mrs Brown alongside Ali Fazal, Adeel Akhtar, Simon Callow, Michael Gambon, Eddie Izzard, Ruth McCabe, Tim Pigott-Smith, Julian Wadham, Olivia Williams and Fenella Woolgar; take a look below…

The extraordinary true story of an unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria’s (Academy Award winner Judi Dench) remarkable rule. When Abdul Karim (Ali Fazal), a young clerk, travels from India to participate in the Queen’s Golden Jubilee, he is surprised to find favour with the Queen herself. As the Queen questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance »

- Amie Cranswick

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Wes Anderson’s Manly Men

20 April 2017 10:51 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

In search of male desire in a twee world.

Here’s a thesis: with the singular exception of his animated adventure story, Fantastic Mr. Fox, the movies of Wes Anderson are fundamentally about nice, fiery desire. But while a number of his movies explore this through the conventional terrain of the heterosexual relationship and its discontents — The Royal Tenenbaums and Moonrise Kingdom come to mind — others explore more curious expressions of desire, leaving Anderson’s plain and plaintive ladies behind. Shared aesthetic characteristics, from the constantly reprised Cornell boxes to the carefully referenced dead Eastern European novelists, are subject of much ruthless discussion among Anderson acolytes. And, considering Anderson’s diligent cooperation with turning a collection of essays and interviews into a $35 coffee table book, that seems to be the dissection that Anderson embraces. But what are those other, male-centric movies actually about? Most critics, when forced to give something like a serious and meaningful answer, will »

- Andrew Karpan

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Luke Newberry interview: In The Flesh, Home Front

20 April 2017 7:16 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Louisa Mellor Apr 21, 2017

We chatted to actor Luke Newberry about his BBC Radio 4 Home Front role, In The Flesh, getting his start in acting and more…

“I’m still umm-ing, how annoying for you!” he says, but interviewing Luke Newberry isn’t annoying in the least. He’s at pains to give proper answers to questions, literally so judging by some of the noises he makes in our half-hour chat. His frustrated ‘aaghs’ and ‘ooohs’ and ‘umms’ are the sound of someone who doesn’t have a ready-made patter and who doesn’t want to just say any old thing.

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When I ask him who would be his dream director, for instance, Newberry pauses, asks if we can come back to it later, pauses »

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Miptv: Ovation TV Takes U.S. Rights to British Drama 'The Halcyon'

2 April 2017 10:31 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

Ovation TV has snatched up U.S. rights to The Halcyon, the latest British period drama from Left Bank Pictures, producers of Netflix's Golden Globe-winning series The Crown.

Ovation plans to premiere The Halcyon in the U.S. this fall. The series is set during the 1940s at a glamorous five-star hotel at the center of London high society and caught up in a world at war. Described as akin to Downton Abbey, the show stars Steven Mackintosh (Luther), Olivia Williams (Anna Karenina) and Hermione Corfield (Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur).

In a separate deal, Ovation also secured premiere rights in »

- Scott Roxborough

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Stephen Daldry to Direct Olympian Refugee Swimming Movie

16 March 2017 6:39 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Stephen Daldry is developing a movie to direct for Working Title about refugee Yusra Mardini, the teenage swimmer who fled Syria and competed in last year’s Olympic Games.

Mardini, who’s now 18, and her sister Sarah left their hometown in 2015 after their house was destroyed in the Syrian Civil War. After reaching Turkey, they arranged to be smuggled into Greece by a boat, which began sinking after the motor stopped working. Mardini, her sister and two other people who were able to swim pushed the boat, which contained 14 other refugees, for more than three hours until it reached the island of Lesbos.

The women eventually settled in Berlin. Ysura was a member of the Refugee Olympic Athletes Team and competed in the 100-meter freestyle and the 100-meter butterfly.

Daldry and Eric Fellner, co-chair of Working Title Films, told the Daily Mail that they are seeking a screenwriter and will »

- Dave McNary

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Giveaway – Win a DVD bundle with The White King

28 January 2017 12:50 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

To celebrate the release of acclaimed dystopia drama The White King starring Game of ThronesJonathan Pryce, we have an amazing Adventure DVD bundle up for grabs featuring Hunt for the Wilderpeople, Cell, The Colony and Robot Overlords.

Based on the critically acclaimed, award-winning novel by György Dragomán, The White King, set in a fictitious dictatorship, can be described as 1984 meets Empire of the Sun with its startling and “all-too-timely” exploration of what the world would, and could, look like. It also portrays life under an oppressive regime and how this impacts each and every person in different ways.

Djata is a 12-year-old boy coming to grips with his father’s imprisonment by the totalitarian state he calls home. Preyed upon by the secret police and venal dignitaries, Djata and his mother are forced to navigate a world of propaganda, abuse and vicious gangs, making them risk everything to reunite their family. »

- Gary Collinson

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‘The Royal Tenenbaums’ Blu-ray Review

24 January 2017 2:01 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Gene Hackman, Anjelica Huston, Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Anjelica Huston, Luke Wilson | Written and Directed by Wes Anderson

The final part of Wes Anderson’s “Owen Wilson trilogy” (the last Wilson co-wrote) is a typically oddball family opera. From the opening scene we see the Anderson tropes: A muzaked cover of a classic rock tune (Hey Jude); an erudite narrator (Alec Baldwin) presenting a cast of quirky characters; meticulously stage-crafted framing; precision pans and zooms; and photography swathed in bold primary colours.

The Tenenbaum children were once destined for social excellence. Chas was a precocious business genius; Richie was a champion tennis player; and adopted daughter Margot was a promising playwright. Jump past their 20s, however, and we find that Chas (Ben Stiller) is a widower who’s so obsessed with his children’s safety that he’s forgotten how to live; Richie (Luke Wilson) threw away »

- Rupert Harvey

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Stephen Rea, Richard Schiff and Sarah Bolger cast in Counterpart

19 January 2017 9:00 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Starz has cast three actors in their upcoming original series CounterpartV for Vendetta‘s Stephen ReaThe West Wing‘s Richard Schiff and The TudorsSarah Bolger. They will appear in recurring roles in the series led by J.K. Simmons (Whiplash).

Counterpart is the story of Howard Silk (Simmons), a lowly cog in a bureaucratic agency, who discovers that the agency he works for is really guarding a crossing into a parallel dimension. Through Howard and his ‘counterpart’ on the other side, the show will navigate themes of identity, what ifs and lost love. Starz ordered two 10 episode seasons in 2015 and the show just began production last month.

Rea has been cast as Alexander Pope, a “charming old-world Englishman and an old friend of Prime, he’s an éminence grise who pulls strings from behind the scenes and knows where all the bodies are buried — sometimes quite literally »

- Ricky Church

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Guy Burnet Joins ‘Counterpart’ & ‘Pitch Perfect 3’; Johnny Messner In ‘Jane The Virgin’

17 January 2017 1:29 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

British actor Guy Burnet (Ray Donovan, The Affair) has landed a recurring role on Counterpart, Starz’s upcoming spy thriller opposite Ulrich Thomsen, Nazanin Boniadi, Nicholas Pinnock, J.K. Simmons, Olivia Williams and Sara Serraiocco. Described as an espionage thriller with a metaphysical twist, Counterpart is the story of Howard Silk (Simmons), a lowly cog in a bureaucratic agency who discovers that the agency he works for is really guarding a crossing into a parallel… »

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