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By now, fans have had a week to binge their way through the fourth season of “House of Cards,” and based strictly on anecdotal evidence via social media, for many that’s become a sort-of ritual. So having now consumed all 13 episodes, here’s a complete, spoiler-laden review of a season characterized by its focus on the show’s central relationship as well as political flourishes that proved as intriguing as they were implausible.
In some respects, the season – which really amounted more to Season 4A, given where it ended, than a complete arc – addressed a longstanding complaint by giving President Francis Underwood (Kevin Spacey) an adversary worthy of him – namely, his steely wife, Claire (Robin Wright). It took an assassination attempt to bring the dynamic duo back together, but as Frank’s blessing of Claire’s affair made clear, their partnership has morphed into an entirely professional exercise, with »
- Brian Lowry
[Warning: This story contains spoilers from House of Cards' fourth season.] Sex appeal, youth, and family are all things missing from the life of Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey) in House of Cards' fourth season. Sure, Underwood has been vocal throughout the series about not wanting kids, but the concoction of all three must sting when when rival Will Conway (Joel Kinnaman) steps onto the scene in the fourth season of the Netflix political drama as a new and formidable opponent in Frank's quest to regain the White House. Conway has the token wife named Hannah (Dominique McElligott), he maneuvers his way
- Brian Porreca
House Of The Cards, the acclaimed Netflix drama, is set to return to the streaming network very soon. They recently released a one minute trailer that gave us a taste of the fiery fourth season that's about to arrive, and now they've followed that up with this simple- yet deadly effective- 30 second teaser.
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House of Cards, the critically acclaimed Emmy®-nominated drama has its Golden Globe® winning stars Kevin Spacey (as Francis Underwood) and Robin Wright (as Claire Underwood), whose characters have always been each other's’ strongest allies, showing cracks in their relationship. In an election year, the stakes are now higher than ever, and the biggest threat they face is contending with each other. House of Cards also stars Michael Kelly, Mahershala Ali, ayne Atkinson, Neve Campbell, Derek Cecil, Nathan Darrow, Kim Dickens, Elizabeth Marvel, Dominique McElligott, Molly Parker, Paul Sparks, with Ellen Burstyn, »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
Netflix has released a new trailer for the upcoming fourth season of its political drama House Of Cards, which you can check out below.
The critically acclaimed Emmy®-nominated drama has its Golden Globe® winning stars Kevin Spacey (as Francis Underwood) and Robin Wright (as Claire Underwood), whose characters have always been each other's’ strongest allies, showing cracks in their relationship. In an election year, the stakes are now higher than ever, and the biggest threat they face is contending with each other.
House Of Cards also stars Michael Kelly, Mahershala Ali, ayne Atkinson, Neve Campbell, Derek Cecil, Nathan Darrow, Kim Dickens, Elizabeth Marvel, Dominique McElligott, Molly Parker, Paul Sparks, with Ellen Burstyn, Cicely Tyson and Joel Kinnaman.
- Kellvin Chavez
Variety reports Amazon has cast Dominique McElligott in a regular role in its upcoming TV show pilot, The Last Tycoon. McElligott joins Matt Bomer, Kelsey Grammer, and Lily Collins, who were previously cast. McElligott was in ABC's The Astronaut Wives Club, which ended quietly with its first season, leaving it effectively cancelled.
A 1930s period drama, The Last Tycoon is based on the unfinished F. Scott Fitzgerald book of the same name. The pilot is written, directed, and executive produced by Billy Ray. Fitzgerald's novel had been previously adapted into a 1976 film, starring Robert De Niro, Tony Curtis, Robert Mitchum, and Jack Nicholson.
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Dominique McElligott, who most recently starred in ABC’s “Astronaut Wives Club,” has been cast as a series regular in Amazon’s pilot “The Last Tycoon,” Variety has learned exclusively. She will star alongside Matt Bomer, Kelsey Grammer and Lily Collins in the period piece drama.
Based on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s final unfinished novel, “The Last Tycoon” centers on Monroe Stahr (Bomer), Hollywood’s first wunderkind studio executive in the 1930’s, who is based on real-life film mogul Irving Thalberg. The series would follow Monroe as he climbs to the height of power, pitting him against his mentor and current head of the studio, Pat Brady (played by Kelsey Grammer) who is inspired by MGM co-founder Louis B. Mayer.
McElligott will play Kathleen Moore, a pretty and intelligent waitress who works at the restaurant frequented by most of the studio’s writers, which is where she meets Monroe who »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
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