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The Showtime series Penny Dreadful, written and created by John Logan, breathes life into some of classic horror’s most iconic characters. So while we wait patiently for the second series, Sharon Gosling delights us with a wonderful companion book.
The show is set between reality and the supernatural with a cast of incredible talent that includes the likes of Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton and Eva Green. The show cleverly weaves together stories of original characters Sir Malcolm Murray, Ethan Chandler and Vanessa Ives with literary figures; Doctor Victor Frankenstein, Dorian Gray and figures from Dracula. Confronting personal demons and real monstersPenny Dreadful revitalises our love in gothic literature with an original show that keeps viewers possessed.
Gosling presents a lavish companion as The Art and Making of Penny Dreadful is filled with beautiful set photos, stills and in-depth profiles of our favourite characters plus secrets of making the awe-inspiring show. »
- Ciham Messouki
"...'Vanessa' (Green) and 'Ethan (Hartnett) form a deeper bond as the group, including 'Sir Malcolm' (Dalton), 'Dr. Frankenstein' (Harry Treadaway) and 'Sembene' (Danny Sapani), unite to banish the evil forces that threaten to destroy them.
"This season 'Vanessa' and 'Ethan' face new challenges and old enemies, and turn to each other for solace," said series creator John Logan. "Their intimacy grows as they are forced to confront their demons together."
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Penny Dreadful" Season 2...
- Michael Stevens
? The new season will see Vanessa (Eva Green) and Ethan (Josh Hartnett) forming a deeper bond as the group, including Sir Malcolm (Timothy Dalton), Dr. Frankenstein (Harry Treadaway), and Sembene (Danny Sapani), unite to banish the evil forces that threaten to destroy them. Meanwhile, Dorian Gray (Reeve Carney), the Creature (Rory Kinnear) and Brona (Billie Piper) are all waging battles of their own. Patti LuPone will be as a mysterious character of great importance in Vanessa’s past. Helen McCrory returns as Evelyn Poole (a.k.a. Madame Kali), the seductive spiritualist who will pose a unique threat to our heroes this season, along with Simon Russell Beale, who is back as eccentric Egyptologist Ferdinand Lyle. Additional guest stars include Douglas Hodge as a Scotland Yard investigator, Sarah Greene as Poole’s powerful daughter, Hecate, and Johnny Beauchamp as a man with a singular past. Showtime’s Penny Dreadful returns »
Another batch of “Body and Soul” promos for Showtime’s “Penny Dreadful” have arrived (this time showcasing Eva Green as Vanessa, Rory Kinnear as The Creature, and Reeve Carney as Dorian Gray) along with a video featuring Danny Sapani discussing what’s… Continue Reading →
The post More Penny Dreadful Teasers Claim Your Body and Soul appeared first on Dread Central. »
- Debi Moore
Nearly Blazing Saddles without the jokes: all genre conventions with none of the fun, just your inescapable expectations met around every sun-blighted corner. I’m “biast” (pro): love Mads Mikkelsen and Eva Green
I’m “biast” (con): nothing
(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)
There’s clichés in them thar hills. A motherlode, even. Danish filmmaker Kristian Levring’s (The Intended) Western is so unabashedly crammed with stereotypes and contrivances that it’s hard to see how anyone involved kept a straight face while shooting. (The character who is both preacher and sheriff is a particular unintended hoot.) The Salvation is nearly Blazing Saddles without the jokes: it’s all genre conventions with none of the fun, just your inescapable expectations confirmed around every sun-blighted corner. It’s 1870, and cartoon villain Delarue (Jeffrey Dean Morgan: They Came Together) is running a protection racket in a »
- MaryAnn Johanson
Showtime has released a series of stylistic promos speaking to the darkness within the ensemble of Penny Dreadful. The most intriguing aspect of trailers and teases for Penny Dreadful’s upcoming second season are the occult leanings. A séance featured prominently in the first, thanks to Eva Green’s stunning performance as the possessed, but the first…
The post Penny Dreadful Promos Capture Body and Soul appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »
- Samuel Zimmerman
Director: Kristian Levring; Screenwriter: Kristian Levring, Anders Thomas, Jensen; Starring: Mads Mikkelsen, Eva Green, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Eric Cantona, Jonathan Pryce; Running time: 92 mins; Certificate: 15
Every now and then a western will come along that threatens to revive the genre, but The Salvation - although stunningly photographed with cutting-edge technology - isn't one of those. In many ways it's resolutely old-fashioned and although putting a Dane (Mads Mikkelsen) at the heart of the story is an unconventional move, it's also an act of defiance, or indifference - a refusal to pander to a modern, mainstream audience. In short, this is a western strictly for people who love westerns.
Revenge is the spark for a traditionally simple plot that uses archetypes and clichés like a sort of cinematic comfort blanket, except that shocking bursts of violence keep it from being too warmly nostalgic. The worst of it comes at the beginning »
Director: Kristian Levring.
Running Time: 92 minutes
Synopsis: After the murder of his wife and child, Jon (Mikkelsen) enacts revenge, only to find the brother and widow of his family’s murderer now too want their revenge.
It is both fascinating and liberating to see the western genre adopted by countries all around the world. Spaghetti westerns were always around, but in the last decade we’ve seen efforts from Korea, Japan, and now Denmark. Whether set far from the American frontier, or right in the middle of it (as this effort is), each film manages to capture something about humanity starting a fresh in a promised but unforgiving land. The Salvation certainly recreates what is great about westerns, while also adding in a quiet and reserved Scandinavian nature.
The film starts very bleakly, »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
Tim Burton has gathered another wonderful cast for his big screen version of the book Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs and Thn have witnessed the incredible set in Cornwall and have a few shots from the setup, which has all been created for this adaptation.
Renamed Peregrine’S Home For Peculiars, and with a screenplay by Jane Goldman, it stars Dame Judi Dench, Samuel L. Jackson, Asa Butterfield, Terence Stamp, Rupert Everett, Ella Wahlestedt, Chris O’Dowd with Eva Green in the lead role, the film follows teenager Jacob, who follows clues that take him to a mysterious island, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s School for Peculiar Children.
As Jacob explores the abandoned bedrooms and hallways, he discovers that its former occupants were far more than peculiar; they possessed incredible powers. And they may still be alive…
The set already »
- Dan Bullock
I'm a big Penny Dreadful fan so would have been thrilled to debut any piece of season 2 content available, but just wait until you see what Showtime gave us. Not only does this character video tease what Vanessa Ives (Eva Green), Ethan Chandler (Josh Hartnett), Dorian Gray (Reeve Carney), Sir Malcolm (Timothy Dalton), Dr. Frankenstein (Harry Treadaway) and the Creature (Rory Kinnear) are dealing with this season, but it does so using some especially stunning visual tricks. When the show returns, the characters will continue their fight against the evil forces that threaten to destroy them including Helen McCrory's Evelyn Poole who's said to pose a unique threat to Vanessa this season. Check out our exclusive Penny Dreadful season 2 character video below. The show returns to Showtime on May 3rd at 10pm and also stars Danny Sapani, Billie Piper and Simon Russell Beale. [complextv contentid="FlcHg4dDrIWo5twLiwjaj6sEQw345uip" sitename="collider" playerid="26aa5f02d93f4c05a4546f6d5ecb59b7" adsetid="67a3ff9d3a842ae818bb9de1badc5b0" width="600" height="360" keywords=""] Here’s the official synopsis for »
- Perri Nemiroff
After letting the sky fall when it crum-balled to the tune of a billion dollars at the global box office, Spectre may be the most anticipated James Bond movie since the last one. Daniel Craig's fourth feature as 007 won't arrive in UK cinemas until October, but the response to the teaser trailer released over the weekend has been very positive.
Four is hardly a magic number for Bond actors. Sean Connery's fourth outing was the less-than-stellar Thunderball, Roger Moore's was the all-too-interstellar Moonraker and Pierce Brosnan closed out his four-movie tenure with the infamously poor Die Another Day.
That makes Craig the fourth actor to rack up four turns as Bond, and if you're superstitious about this sort of thing, maybe that's why this looks to be the combo breaker. »
I knew I liked the directing team of Moorhead & Benson even before I talked with them. Their new movie Spring blew me away when I saw it at Fantastic Fest in Austin this past September, but when I saw writer and co-director Justin Benson sitting with a coffee mug bearing the face of my long time celebrity crush Eva Green (something he got as a gift from the director of Cockneys Vs. Zombies), I knew this was going to be a good interview. Now with a full cup of coffee in my own mug that sported a silhouette of the Frankenstein creature, Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead, and I embarked on a long journey discussing monsters, love, Alan Moore, their upcoming Aleister Crowley film, and riding bikes around Cannes in $25 suits.
Talk about the process of writing, making, and getting Spring released
- Michael Haffner
Back in November, Screenterrier reported on the casting of Asa Butterfield as lead role Jacob, and Ella Purnell as Peculiar Child Emma Bloom, joining Eva Green in Tim Burton's Peregrine's Home For Peculiars, based upon the best-selling novel 'Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children' by Ransom Riggs.
The unforgettable, thrilling and haunting tale centers on 16-year-old Jacob (played by Asa Butterfield), who follows clues that take him to a mysterious island, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores the abandoned bedrooms and hallways, he discovers that its former occupants were far more than peculiar; they possessed incredible powers. And they may still be alive.
Filming has now commenced and we can meet the young actors making up the rest of the cast of Peculiar Children, who all possess incredible powers.
Eight year old Pixie Davies plays little Bronwyn Buntley, »
- email@example.com (ScreenTerrier)
Eric Cantona is to lead a new comedy film about a synchronised swimming coach.
The former Manchester United footballer will star in The Mermaid Man as Franck, a widower who sets up a swimming group made out of unemployed men as they struggle through depression and poverty.
The Full Monty-style film will be set in the Thatcher era of the 1980s, with Cantona's men hoping to win an international competition in honour of his late wife, a former swimming champion.
Stéphane Giusti will direct the film, while David C Barrot will produce with a British film crew.
Watch a trailer below: »
Sneak Peek a red-band, restricted trailer from director Gregg Araki's upcoming dramatic feature "White Bird in a Blizzard", plus all the other footage released to date, starring Shailene Woodley, Eva Green, Shiloh Fernandez, Christopher Meloni, Gabourey Sidibe, Thomas Jane and Angela Basset:
"...based on the novel by Laura Kasischke, the film tells the story of a young woman (Woodley) whose life is upended when her beautiful, enigmatic mother (Green)...
"...suddenly goes missing..."
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "White Bird In A Blizzard"...
- Michael Stevens
Sneak Peek more new footage from Season 2 of the Showtime horror TV series "Penny Dreadful", starring Eva Green ("Casino Royale"), Josh Hartnett ("Black Hawk Down") and Timothy Dalton ("Licence To Kill"), premiering April 26, 2015:
"...'Vanessa' (Green) and 'Ethan' (Hartnett) form a deeper bond as the group, including 'Sir Malcolm' (Dalton), 'Dr. Frankenstein' (Harry Treadaway), and 'Sembene' (Danny Sapani), unite to banish the evil forces that threaten to destroy them.
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Penny Dreadful: Season 2"...
- Michael Stevens
The new season will see Vanessa (Eva Green) and Ethan (Josh Hartnett) forming a deeper bond as the group, including Sir Malcolm (Timothy Dalton), Dr. Frankenstein (Harry Treadaway), and Sembene (Danny Sapani), unite to banish the evil forces that threaten to destroy them. Meanwhile, Dorian Gray (Reeve Carney), the Creature (Rory Kinnear) and Brona (Billie Piper) are all waging battles of their own. Patti LuPone will be as a mysterious character of great importance in Vanessa’s past. Helen McCrory returns as Evelyn Poole (a.k.a. Madame Kali), the seductive spiritualist who will pose a unique threat to our heroes this season, along with Simon Russell Beale, who is back as eccentric Egyptologist Ferdinand Lyle. Additional guest stars include Douglas Hodge as a Scotland Yard investigator, Sarah Greene as Poole’s powerful daughter, Hecate, and Johnny Beauchamp as a man with a singular past. Showtime’s Penny Dreadful returns »
Showtime unveiled another new promo video for Season 2 of “Penny Dreadful” last night, and in it series star Eva Green discusses what’s in store for her complex character, Vanessa Ives, in the upcoming episodes. “Penny Dreadful” begins its 10-episode… Continue Reading →
- Debi Moore
There is always a lot of discussion about whether this actor or actress got snubbed for a Golden Globe, SAG Awards or Oscar nomination, but you know who got royally shafted this past season? Ms. Eva Green. Green, who many still probably know best for her role as the love of James Bond's life in "Casino Royale," delivered an absolutely jaw-dropping performance during "Penny Dreadful's" first season. As I've written before, Green literally blew all of her co-stars off the screen (except for the underrated rock that is Timothy Dalton). And, along with show creator John Logan, fashioned one of television's more intriguing new characters in Vanessa Ives, a 19th century woman caught in the crosshairs of none other the Devil. The idea she didn't even land a Globe nomination was criminal (SAG made slightly more sense) and we're hoping Emmy voters are smart enough to recognize her incredible work so far. »
- Gregory Ellwood
We have a Beauty (that would be Emma Watson). We have a Beast (that’d be Downton Abbey’s Dan Stevens). We also have Luke Evans as Gaston, Josh Gad as Le Fou, Kevin Kline as Belle’s father, Maurice, and Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts.
Can we all agree that whoever is casting Disney’s upcoming live adaptation of Beauty and the Beast is absolutely Nailing it? We don’t want to step on any toes, but we have a few suggestions for the rest of the cast:
Jean Dujardin as Lumiere
Dujardin was born to play the charming French candelabra. We literally cannot think of anyone who is more perfect for this part. And it’d be a good return to U.S. cinema, after mostly French films following his Oscar win for The Artist.
Gary Oldman as Cogsworth
A couple of actors immediately came to mind Cogsworth -- Nathan Lane has the »
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