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Paul Risker reviews the TV miniseries Labyrinth....
Stumbling across an archaeological find, Alice (Vanessa Kirby) begins to experience haunting dreams featuring a woman from the past. Her discovery uncovers a genocide committed nearly 800 years ago, and starts a journey in which she will discover the secrets of the Holy Grail.
It is difficult to contemplate Labyrinth without considering the irony which derives from Channel 4’s decision to screen it Easter weekend. A holy event in the Christian calendar, it celebrates the continuation of life through the resurrection of Christ. Labyrinth’s theme of reincarnation, of the crusade against the Cathar religion and the ensuing genocide - not a glowing depiction of Christianity – is by no means a pro-Christian drama for this past weekend.
Sarah Dempster writing for The Guardian summarised it with the compromising compliment: “Labyrinth is silly but enjoyable cobblers.” She has a point. Whilst it was always »
- Flickering Myth
Labyrinth, a two part television adaptation based on Kate Mosse’s 2005 novel of the same name, will be airing on Channel 4 this Easter weekend. So in anticipation of one of the television events of the Easter break (yes we love Doctor Who here at Flickering Myth and will be eagerly tuning in before turning over to Channel 4), we had an opportunity to interview Labyrinth’s villainess Marie-Cécile herself, Claudia Gerini, the Italian actress who following her English television debut will be seen later this year in the lead role of husband Federico Zampaglione’s “Giallo” Tulpa.
Claudia spoke of the appeal of acting, the instinctive approach to her profession, her time in the theatre, the distinct characters of Labyrinth’s Marie-Cécile and Tulpa’s Lisa, the opportunities to play interesting female »
- Flickering Myth
Labyrinth Trailer. Christopher Smith‘s Labyrinth (2012) TV show trailer stars Vanessa Kirby, Jessica Brown Findlay, Katie McGrath, Tom Felton, and Sebastian Stan. Labyrinth‘s plot synopsis: “The series follows two women, modern-day archeologist Alice Tanner (Vanessa Kirby) and medieval Alaïs Pelletier du Mas (Jessica Brown Findlay) who lives through the Crusades and Cathar massacres [...]
Continue reading: Labyrinth (2012) Season 1 TV Show Trailer: Grail Sought in Past & Present »
- Rollo Tomasi
"...separated by time, but united in a common destiny, 17-year-old 'Alaïs Pelletier' from 13th century 'Carcassonne' and modern-day PhD graduate 'Dr. Alice Tanner' experience an adventure that intertwines their lives.
"As their parallel stories unfold, ancient and modern-day conspiracies are unearthed, all of which revolve around three hidden books – 'The Book of Words', 'The Book of Potions' and 'The Book of Numbers'.
"Together, these tomes hold the secret of the true 'Grail', which dates back to the Ancient Egyptian era. Alaïs and those closest to her must battle to protect the secret. She soon discovers she can trust no one – least »
- Michael Stevens
The last decade or so has seen a plethora of great British horror movies cut a bloody swathe across the world’s cinema and television screens, from Danny Boyle’s un-zombie flick 28 Days Later (2002), through Neil Marshall’s claustrophobic The Descent (2005), to Christopher Smith’s underrated Triangle (2009).
Waking up in a mysterious house, Royal Marine A J Budd (Morgan) finds that he is trapped in an unchanging prison in which he much fight for his life every day against grotesque inhuman opponents. As days stretch into years his only hope of preserving his soul lies with the journals belonging to a former occupant of the house that he discovers hidden in the walls. Written by World War I officer Lieutenant Edward Sterling (Ryan), they help guide Budd in his quest to remain alive, but as their stories begin to interweave the isolation and unceasing violence that both men endure pushes »
The legendary toy building blocks are gaining new fans in video gaming and cinema. Adding to this growing popularity Warner Bros Home Entertainment, has partnered with Tt Animation to produce Lego Batman: The Movie - DC Super Heroes Unite. The animated feature based on the popular video game will receive a World Premiere on Monday, February 11th, 2013 at The Paley Center for Media in New York.
The official studio press release states:
Lego Batman: The Movie – DC Superheroes Unite provides the ultimate blend of action and humor guaranteed to entertain fanboys of all ages. The film finds Lex Luthor taking jealousy to new heights when fellow billionaire Bruce Wayne wins the Man of the Year Award. To top Wayne’s accomplishment, Lex begins a campaign for President – and to create the atmosphere for his type of fear-based politics, he recruits the Joker to perfect a Black Lego Destructor Ray. While wreaking havoc on Gotham, »
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