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Peaky Blinders Season 4 Review

For us heathens that brandish figurative razor blade-endowed flat caps stateside as (un)official members of the Peaky Blinders crew, it’s been a particularly strenuous month or so. Season 4 of Steven Knight’s addictive gangster drama has been airing new episodes weekly in Europe since November 15th. Considering the manner in which season 3 concluded, international employees of Shelby Company Ltd have been suffering through their own form of detox, desperately resisting spoilers each passing Wednesday.

Thankfully, Netflix will provide the fix by releasing all six episodes of season 4 on December 21st. It’s a largely meaningless conciliation for enthusiasts, no doubt, as the entirety of season 4 will have already premiered overseas by that time, but I digress.

For those needing a refresher – in the waning moments of season 3, the Shelby family were celebrating their triumph over the Russians inside Tommy’s office while he distributed the spoils of the Blinders’ latest victory amongst them.
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Peaky Blinders series 4 episode 5 review

Louisa Mellor Dec 13, 2017

Peaky Blinders impresses with large-scale action in its thrilling penultimate series 4 episode. Spoilers ahead…

This review contains spoilers.

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Tommy Shelby is a rare kind of person. Whatever mess in which he finds himself—whether it’s accidentally stealing a crate of Lewis machine guns or being coerced into doing business with Russian aristocrats—he’s able to turn it to his advantage. Trust him to cast his eye over the incipient threat of socialist revolution and end up not with his back against the wall but with a two-million-pound supply contract to the British army. War is a profitable business, and one from which Tommy, having already paid its dreadful price in France, now means to profit.

That being his attitude, you have to ask this: what’s more important to Tommy Shelby, personal vengeance or acquisition and expansion?
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‘Dragon Tattoo’ Sequel Casts ‘Borg/McEnroe’ Star in Daniel Craig’s Previous Role (Exclusive)

‘Dragon Tattoo’ Sequel Casts ‘Borg/McEnroe’ Star in Daniel Craig’s Previous Role (Exclusive)
After breaking out as Bjorn Borg in “Borg/McEnroe,” Norwegian actor Sverrir Gudnason has landed the role of Mikael Blomquist in “The Girl in the Spider’s Web,” Sony’s sequel to “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,” sources tell Variety.

Blomquist was most recently played by Daniel Craig in the 2011 English-language reboot. Gudnason joins Claire Foy as Lisbeth Salander, “Blade Runner 2049’s” Sylvia Hoeks as Salander’s twin sister, and “The Square” star Claes Bang as the villain. The new installment of Sony Pictures’ Millennium franchise will commence production in January in Berlin and Stockholm. The film hits theaters on Oct. 19, 2018.

The studio had no comment on the casting.

The movie will be directed by Fede Alvarez, who helmed 2016’s surprise hit “Don’t Breathe” for Sony.

Steven Knight wrote the screenplay for “Girl in the Spider’s Web” with the team of Alvarez and Jay Basu, based on David Lagercrantz’s bestseller. Amy Pascal and [link
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Steven Knight to oversee a series of Charles Dickens adaptations for BBC One

The BBC has announced that Steven Knight (Peaky Blinders, Taboo) will be bringing a series of Charles Dickens adaptations to BBC One, beginning with the festive classic A Christmas Carol. The TV adaptations will be produced by Ridley Scott’s Scott Free, in association with Tom Hardy’s Hardy Son and Baker.

“Any question about narrative storytelling is answered by Dickens,” said Knight. “To have the chance to revisit the text and interpret in a new way is the greatest privilege. We need luck and wisdom to do this justice.”

Steven’s unique ability to reimagine the past and to turn it in to must see drama make him the perfect writer to reimagine Dickens’ most famous works for a new generation,” added Piers Wenger, Controller of BBC drama. “And in A Christmas Carol, that most familiar of Dickens’ stories, he has found the perfect place to start.”

“It’s
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Mindhunter star joins The Girl in the Spider’s Web

Mindhunter star Cameron Britton, who portrayed serial killer Edmund Kemper in the acclaimed Netflix drama, has become the latest addition to the cast of Sony’s The Girl in the Spider’s Web, with Variety reporting that he has secured a “key role” as a computer expert who is a close associate of Lisbeth Salander.

The film, a sequel/reboot to The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, is being directed by Fede Alvarez (Don’t Breathe) and sees Claire Foy (The Crown) portraying Lisbeth Salander along with Sylvia Hoeks (Blade Runner 2049) as Lisbeth’s twin sister and Claes Bang (The Square) as the villain. The script has been penned by Steven Knight (Peaky Blinders) along with Alvarez and Jay Basu.

The Girl in the Spider’s Web is based upon David Lagercrantz’s 2015 bestseller, the first book in the Millennium series not penned by creator Stieg Larsson. It is
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‘Mindhunter’s’ Cameron Britton Joins ‘Dragon Tattoo’ Sequel (Exclusive)

‘Mindhunter’s’ Cameron Britton Joins ‘Dragon Tattoo’ Sequel (Exclusive)
After breaking out as the scene-stealing serial killer Edmund Kemper in Netflix’s “Mindhunter,” Cameron Britton is moving the big screen landing a key role in Sony’s “The Girl in the Spider’s Web,” the sequel to “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.”

The pic currently stars Claire Foy as Lisbeth Salander, “Blade Runner 2049’s” Sylvia Hoeks as Salander’s twin sister and “The Square” star Claes Bang as the villain. The new installment of Sony Pictures’ Millennium franchise will commence production in January in Berlin and Stockholm. The film hits theaters on Oct. 19, 2018.

The studio had no comment on the casting.

The movie will be directed by Fede Alvarez, who helmed 2016’s surprise hit “Don’t Breathe” for Sony.

Steven Knight wrote the screenplay for “Girl in the Spider’s Web” with the team of Alvarez and Jay Basu, based on David Lagercrantz’s bestseller. Amy Pascal and Elizabeth Cantillon will join Scott Rudin and Yellow Bird
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Peaky Blinders series 4 episode 3 review

Louisa Mellor Nov 29, 2017

Series four just gets better and better. Arthur struggles, Polly plots and Tommy’s conscience is pricked in the latest episode…

This review contains spoilers.

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Perhaps knowing that the clock’s ticking on the time we have left with the Shelby family (creator Steven Knight has long said series five would be the last, though there’s reason to hope he may yet change his mind), this run is doing more than ever to let us in on the mystery of what’s happening behind Tommy Shelby’s unblinking blue eyes. Last week we learned about the near-death experience that made Tommy fearless, and this week we learned about his first love, Greta Di Rossi.

Grace wasn’t the first woman Tommy loved to die in his arms.
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The Punisher episode 10 review & nerdy spots: Virtue Of The Vicious

James Hunt Nov 29, 2017

The Punisher is well on its way to being Netflix's most thematically complete Marvel show yet. Spoilers ahead in our episode 10 review...

The standalone Marvel-Netflix Punisher show has finally dropped, and once again we’re doing daily write ups of every episode, highlighting the influences, in-jokes, reference points and Easter eggs we spotted, as well as a few thoughts on the show itself.

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As usual feel free to discuss whether you’re watching along or you’ve seen it all, but please don’t spoil future episodes for anyone in the comments.

This review contains spoilers.

1.10 Virtue Of The Vicious

Another great episode from the people at Marvel-Netflix! What are the odds? There’s
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Peaky Blinders: “many OBEs less deserving” than Tommy Shelby, says writer

Louisa Mellor Nov 29, 2017

Steven Knight says that Peaky Blinders' Tommy Shelby has his sights set on a knighthood, if he survives the current threat...

Warning: contains spoilers for Peaky Blinders 4.1

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The thrilling opening minutes of Peaky Blinders series four ended with Birmingham gangster boss Tommy Shelby appearing on the New Year’s Honours List. Mr Thomas Shelby OBE’s route to the King’s honour was circuitous (build a criminal empire, make powerful enemies, put your entire family on the gallows, save them at the last minute using blackmail material discovered burgling the safe of exiled Russian aristocrats…) and unexpected.

Doing the unexpected is this show’s speciality. The whole idea, says Knight, is to see things from previously unexpressed perspectives. “I think Tommy Shelby is a bit like a lot of industrialists,
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EA boss: people don't like linear games "as much today as they did five years ago"

Ryan Lambie Nov 29, 2017

In the wake of Visceral's closure and the retooling of its Star Wars game, EA's boss has talked about a bit more about the decision...

We probably weren't the only ones rather looking forward to the Star Wars game that Dead Space developer Visceral had in the works up until about a month ago. Headed up by former Uncharted designer Amy Hennig, it was to be a solo action game that took in the grubbier parts of the Star Wars universe: later reports suggested that it would take in elements of Tomb Raider, Assassin's Creed: Black Flag, and the cinematic quality of Hennig's previous games at Naughty Dog.

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Then, in November, publisher EA made
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Tom Hardy And Ridley Scott Adapting A Christmas Carol For The BBC

It’s nearly Christmastime, so you can expect the dozens, no, it’s got to be hundreds of adaptations of Charles Dickens’ immortal classic A Christmas Carol to fill the airwaves once again. The iconic yuletide story never falls out of popularity with television networks and filmmakers and now we’ve learned that a new version is in the works, from a couple of unlikely sources.

The Wrap is reporting that Tom Hardy and legendary director Ridley Scott are teaming up to bring Ebeneezer Scrooge back to curmudgeonly life in a fresh adaptation, due to arrive on the BBC in Christmas 2019. The twist is, though, that the pair haven’t signed on to act in and direct the piece. Instead, Hardy and Scott are on hand to produce the adaptation via their production companies – Hardy Son & Baker and Scott Free, respectively.

Their partnership on this continues from their work together on two other successful series,
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Hearthstone will receive 3 full expansions in 2018

Matthew Byrd Nov 29, 2017

Three full expansions will feature a mix of PvE and PvP content to Hearthstone...

Blizzard has confirmed that Hearthstone will retain its three expansion a year release schedule heading into 2018. 

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"It's hard to put definitive numbers to those sets, but three full sets - whatever that may mean, give or take cards - is absolutely the plan, with missions in each," said Hearthstone's lead artist Ben Thompson in an interview with Metabomb. 

Some of you might remember that Blizzard used to release two kinds of Hearthstone content: adventures and expansions. Adventures were single-player add-ons released over the course of four to five weeks that typically added about 40-50 new cards to the game. Expansions
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Former Warner Bros. Executive Lynn Harris Joins Global Road

Global Road Entertainment has tapped producer and former Warner Bros. studio executive Lynn Harris as president of worldwide production.

She will report to Gre’s Chairman and CEO Rob Friedman, and oversee the day-to-day development and production of the global content studio’s film activity.

“Lynn has seen tremendous success as both a producer and senior level studio executive and having the ability to harness her breadth of experience is a significant win for our growing global content studio,” Friedman said. “As we continue to ramp up and unite our film operations, we will look to Lynn to help populate our slate and identify projects that we can distribute directly and through our partners worldwide.”

Harris left Warner Bros. in 2014 after a decade. During her time there, she developed such titles as “Gravity,” “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” and “The Notebook,” and formed Weimaraner Republic Pictures with Matti Leshem. The company
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Peaky Blinders creator to adapt Charles Dickens novels

Joseph Baxter Nov 29, 2017

Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight has been tapped by the BBC to oversee TV adaptations of several classic Charles Dickens novels...

It appears that the BBC has television plans of Dickensian proportions set for the near future. A series of small screen adaptations of the 19th century literary works of Charles Dickens are in the pipeline and the network has tapped Steven Knight, the mastermind behind the hit series Peaky Blinders, to head this ambitious initiative.

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BBC controller of drama Piers Wenger has commissioned the series of Dickens TV adaptations, in which Steven Knight will work to create what is being called “a boxset of Dickens’s most iconic novels,” which will roll out in the next few years. Apropos to the holiday season,
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Ridley Scott, Tom Hardy Join ‘Taboo’ Creator for ‘A Christmas Carol’ on BBC

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Ridley Scott, Tom Hardy Join ‘Taboo’ Creator for ‘A Christmas Carol’ on BBC
Ridley Scott’s Scott Free London and Tom Hardy’s Hardy Son & Baker are teaming up to produce a Christmas classic. Steven Knight, the author of “Taboo” and “Peaky Blinders,” is set to adapt “A Christmas Carol,” and several other Charles Dickens novels, for BBC One, with air dates targeted to launch starting in 2019. “Any question about narrative storytelling is answered by Dickens,” Knight said in a Tuesday press release. “To have the chance to revisit the text and interpret in a new way is the greatest privilege. We need luck and wisdom to do this justice.” Also Read: BBC Pulls Ed Westwick Drama.
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Steven Knight To Adapt Charles Dickens Novels For BBC One; Ridley Scott, Tom Hardy Exec Producing

Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight is taking on Ebenezer Scrooge, putting his own spin on Charles Dickens under a deal that will see him partner again with the team from his other acclaimed drama, Taboo. BBC One has ordered a series of adaptations of Dickens’ classic novels to be produced by Ridley Scott's Scott Free London in association with Tom Hardy's Hardy Son & Baker. The project will kick off with a three-part take on A Christmas Carol which will air in the…
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World War Z 2 Director Is Still Mapping Out the Mythology

World War Z 2 Director Is Still Mapping Out the Mythology
After four years of development, Paramount's sequel World War Z 2 is finally moving forward with director David Fincher. The filmmaker had been rumored for the project for nearly a year, after Brad Pitt first mentioned it in an August 2016 interview. Still, Paramount hasn't set a release date at this time, and it isn't clear when production starts. But the filmmaker revealed in a new interview for his Netflix series Mindhunter that he's still working on the story. Here's what he had to say below.

"We're trying. A lot of stones have been laid. We're just deconstructing it right now against the mythology that exists to see where we can go."

World War Z 2 had been originally slated for release on June 9, 2017, but that never happened, since, in February, Paramount indefinitely delayed World War Z 2, taking the sequel off its release slate entirely. While David Fincher is on board to direct,
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Peaky Blinders series 4: "there's no stopping" Aunt Polly

Louisa Mellor Dec 1, 2017

She’s dangerous, unstoppable and hates the man who runs the family. Here’s Helen McCrory on Aunt Polly in Peaky Blinders series 4…

Contains spoilers for Peaky Blinders series 4

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“Can you heal that?” asks Helen McCrory. That being the surprise arrival of a raft of coppers to cart the Shelby family off to prison at the end of series three. Even if there was a rescue plan all along, when a family member has put a noose around your neck and made you believe you were seconds from death, is forgiveness possible?

“The strength of the family is whether it can get together despite that and continue or not. This series is about that test,” says McCrory. Her character, Aunt Polly, “hates the man that runs the family,
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‘Peaky Blinders’ Season 4 Gets Netflix U.S. Release Date

Exclusive: Season 4 of Peaky Blinders got up and running in the UK last week, and now has a U.S. airdate. Netflix will make all episodes of the return of the epic period gangster series available in the States on December 21, I’ve learned. When it began airing on BBC Two last week, Season 4 of the Steven Knight-created drama scored its best opening ratings in the overnights since the top-ranked September 2013 start. Reviews for the S4 opener coming out of the UK are…
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The Big Bang Theory season 11 episode 8 review: The Tesla Recoil

Caroline Preece Nov 20, 2017

Bad behaviour abounds in the latest episode of The Big Bang Theory. Spoilers ahead in our review of The Tesla Recoil...

This review contains spoilers.

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11.8 The Tesla Recoil

At this point in The Big Bang Theory’s life, it’d be hard to build a solid defence of any of the characters. At one point or another they’ve all acted like terrible people, and for once The Tesla Recoil sees the show really lean into that and exploit it not just for laughs, but also for drama.

I can see how this episode might be infuriating for a certain quadrant of the audience, but for me it felt more honest and - as
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