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The name Sam Adams may be familiar to most Americans nowadays as the name of a beer, but he was, of course, in real life one of the patriots instrumental in leading the American Revolution. He is one of the main characters followed in Sons of Liberty, the new scripted miniseries on History about the years leading up to that monumental event. The three-night, six-hour Sons of Liberty (named after the moniker the group of young freedom fighters gave themselves) chronicles the years 1765-1775. While the Revolution itself has been covered in many a film and TV series, these earlier … Continue reading →
- Jeff Pfeiffer
History's "Sons of Liberty" kicks off on Sunday night with a spirited retelling of the build up to the American Revolution.
It's Ben Barnes character, Samuel Adams, who is viewers' entryway into the piece, as the story opens with the Redcoats on the hunt for Adams, a man who has financially shorted the Crown. His failure to bring in a sizable sum as a tax collector has made him beloved by the people, who protect the Founding Father-in-the-making from the British soldiers chasing him at the start of this new three-night ...
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- firstname.lastname@example.org (AccessHollywood.com Editorial Staff)
American history heroes like John Adams, Paul Revere, John Hancock, and others will come to life in History Channel's latest miniseries Sons of Liberty, which follows these patriots on their quest to make history and win American independence. Ahead of the premiere on Sunday, star Ben Barnes will be on hand Saturday for a Q&A on EW's Facebook page. The Chronicles of Narnia star plays "instigator" Sam Adams in the Revolutionary War-drama. In this version, Adams is a natural born leader with a penchant for "mischief." The Facebook Q&A starts Saturday, Jan. 24 at 3 p.m. Et, with »
- Megan Daley
The new season of King Of The Nerds is here from TBS, which gave us the chance to catch up with show creator and host, Curtis Armstrong who talks about the challenges in getting “good nerds” and how the whole idea came from a film that was a bit less than a movie blockbuster. Plus this weekend, Ben Barnes portrays Sam Adams in the three night mini series Sons Of Liberty and tells us what surprising facts he learned from the script.
- Mike Raub
The founding fathers receive the “Vikings” treatment in “Sons of Liberty,” a six-hour miniseries that History channel will air over successive nights. Produced by Stephen David Entertainment – best known for heavily re-enacted docu-hybrids, like “The World Wars” – this scripted production is clearly intended to bring history to life, but sometimes at the cost (with apologies to Sam Adams) of feeling a bit too much like a beer commercial. Although generally interesting and handsomely done, the program isn’t without its excesses, and some of the liberties taken here, creatively and historically, have little to do with the price of tea.
Billed as a “dramatic interpretation of events,” “Sons of Liberty” opens in 1765, with Sam Adams (Ben Barnes of “The Chronicles of Narnia”) being sought by British soldiers. Drunk and unshaven, he has run afoul of Massachusetts’ governor for refusing to collect all the taxes the Crown considers its due from his fellow colonists. »
- Brian Lowry
International actuals took their time arriving after the long holiday weekend in the U.S. Most studios have now reported, and in some cases have included grosses through Monday. There were no massive fluctuations, but some of the Oscar nominees including The Theory Of Everything, Boyhood and Birdman enjoyed nice bumps in holdover markets. Figures have also been added below for Jason Statham’s Wild Card, which opened to a strong hand in France, two weeks ahead of its domestic debut.
Figures for the above films have been updated below along with: Taken 3, Seventh Son, Big Hero 6, Penguins Of Madagascar, Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb, The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies, American Sniper, Exodus: Gods And Kings, Into The Woods, Unbroken, Ouija, Blackhat, Dumb And Dumber To, Horrible Bosses, Honig Im Kopf, Gone Girl, Let’s Be Cops, »
- Nancy Tartaglione
“Seventh Son” doesn’t hit U.S. theaters until February, but the fantasy adventure is getting a head start overseas, where it grossed $18.4 million last weekend.
Screening in 24 territories last weekend, the film was No. 1 in several, including Russia, Romania, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. So far, the movie has brought in $21.7 million.
The adaptation of Joseph Delaney’s “The Wardstone Chronicles” series centers on a sorcerer (Jeff Bridges), his young apprentice (Ben Barnes) and an evil witch (Julianne Moore). Produced by Legendary Pictures, “Seventh Son” was originally set up at Warner Bros. and slated for release in 2013.
After Legendary parted ways with the studio that same year and set up shop at Universal Pictures, it was allowed to take the project with it to its new home. As part of its exit, Legendary kept a stake in Warner Bros.’ “Interstellar” in exchange for giving up claims to future “Man of Steel” sequels. »
- Brent Lang
7 items from 2015
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