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Hulu acquires streaming rights to 'Black Sails'

22 February 2017 11:04 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The Starz Original series becomes available to stream from Wednesday.

In a deal with Lionsgate, Hulu has acquired the subscription streaming rights to the Starz Original series.

All episodes from previous seasons of Black Sails will be available to stream on Hulu starting on Wednesday. Hulu has also secured rights to the fourth and final season when it becomes available.

Toby Stephens, Hannah New, Luke Arnold, Jessica Parker Kennedy, Tom Hopper, Ray Stevenson and Luke Roberts star in the series, which takes place 20 years prior to Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic, Treasure Island, and follows the most feared pirate of the day, Captain Flint.

Black Sails has garnered a strong fan following, averaging 3.6m multiplatform viewers per episode.

The series has also been nominated for multiple Emmys and won in 2014 and 2016 for outstanding sound editing and in 2014 for outstanding special and visual effects in a supporting role.

It was also nominated for the 2016 GLAAD Awards for outstanding »

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Hulu Acquires Starz’s ‘Black Sails’

22 February 2017 10:00 AM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Starz’s hit pirate drama series Black Sails is heading to Hulu. As part of its deal with Lionsgate, Hulu has acquired subscription streaming rights to Seasons 1-3 of the original series starting today, as well as the fourth and final season following the finale. Black Sails takes place 20 years prior to Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic Treasure Island, and follows the most feared pirate of the day, Captain Flint (Toby Stephens). The 10-episode fourth season, which focuses… »

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Black Sails: Hannah New and Jessica Parker Kennedy look back on Eleanor and Max’s journey

19 February 2017 11:04 AM, PST | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

Black Sails may be the testosterone-fueled prequel to an equally male-centric tale of Treasure Island, but make no mistake — a couple of beautiful Nassau women in the cast are bosses in the series, which ends its swashbuckling tale this season. Hannah New as Eleanor Guthrie and Jessica Parker Kennedy as Max have commanded fantastic action-filled scenes in this series, which sees the rise of Long John Silver, the continued counsel of Captain Flint and the demise of pirate legends Blackbeard (Edward Teach) and Charles Vane. Despite the preponderance of these meaty male roles, their characters have stayed integral more »

- April Neale

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Black Sails: Season Four Ratings

31 January 2017 6:14 PM, PST | | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Fans of the Black Sails TV show don't have to worry that the Starz series will be cancelled this time around. It's already been announced that season four is the end and there won't be a fifth season. Will the ratings improve in the final season, now that the show's moved to Sunday nights? Stay tuned.The Black Sails TV show is set roughly 20 years prior to the events depicted in the Treasure Island novel and follows the most feared pirate of the day, Captain Flint (Toby Stephens). The final season finds the pirates at war in the West Indies. The shores of New Providence Island have never been bloodier, but the closer civilization comes to defeat, the more desperately, and destructively, it will fight back. The cast also includes Hannah New, Luke Arnold, Jessica Parker Kennedy, Tom Hopper, Toby Schmitz, Clara Paget, Ray Stevenson, Luke »


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‘Black Sails’ Final Season Review: Starz Series Doesn’t Make Waves Anymore

27 January 2017 4:27 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Having debuted in January 2014, the voyage of Starz's Black Sails is coming to an end, with the premiere of the fourth and final season of the pirate drama set for Sunday. Unfortunately, there's not a lot of wind at the back of the Emmy-winning Treasure Island prequel's final 10 episodes, and not many waves to be made by its exit. As I say in my video review above, with Power and Outlander now generating much of the heat for the now Lionsgate-owned Starz, it makes… »

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Black Sails Season 4 Review

21 January 2017 7:30 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Two episodes were provided prior to broadcast.

On the surface, Black Sails is about pirates and plunder, but really it’s about politics. In a global society obsessed with the silver-tongued manipulators of public office, it’s fitting that today’s pirate show takes our favorite swashbuckling rum-swiggers and turns them into dour bureaucrats immersed in a game of political chess. The final season aims for a dramatic tale of collusion and infighting (cut from the same cloth as shows like Game of Thrones and Vikings, only with less precision), but the first two episodes lay the groundwork in tedious strokes.

Captain Flint and Long John Silver are the prized assets on display and the famous names connecting Black Sails to Robert Stephenson’s Treasure Island (we are in prequel territory, here). But a story of collusion and treachery needs an ensemble cast to keep the game afloat, and Flint »

- Edward Love

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Every Book Barack Obama Has Recommended During His Presidency

19 January 2017 12:09 PM, PST | | See recent news »

This post originally appeared on Entertainment Weekly.

Whether he’s reading to kids at the White House, hitting up local bookstores on Black Friday, or giving recommendations to his daughters, President Barack Obama may as well be known as the Commander in Books.

Potus is an avid reader and recently spoke to the New York Times about the significant, informative and inspirational role literature has played in his presidency, crediting books for allowing him to “slow down and get perspective.” With his presidency coming to an end this Friday, EW looked back at Obama’s lit picks over the years »

- Mark Marino

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Review: Alfred Hitchcock's "Jamaica Inn" (1939) Starring Charles Laughton And Maureen O'Hara; Blu-ray Special Edition UK Edition

18 January 2017 5:59 AM, PST | | See recent CinemaRetro news »

By Tim Greaves

Not the most beloved entry in Alfred Hitchcock's cinematic oeuvre – by either audiences in general or the director himself – 1939's Jamaica Inn (based on a Daphne du Maurier novel first published three years earlier) is nevertheless a serviceable enough piece of drama, which perhaps finds its most ideal place nowadays as an undemanding rainy Sunday afternoon programmer.

Following the death of her mother, Mary Yellen (Maureen O'Hara) travels from Ireland to England intending to take up residence with her relatives at their Cornish hostelry the Jamaica Inn. After an unexpected detour, which on face value proves beneficial when she makes the acquaintance of local squire and magistrate Sir Humphrey Pengallan (Charles Laughton), Mary arrives at her destination to find her browbeaten Aunt Patience (Maria Ney) living in fear of a tyrannical husband, the brutish Joss Merlyn (Leslie Banks). It also transpires that the Inn is the »

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George Lucas to Build His $1 Billion Museum in Los Angeles

11 January 2017 12:55 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

For a while, George Lucas, the mastermind behind “Star Wars,” has been keeping us guessing as to which city he would choose to build his $1 billion Museum of Narrative Art — would it be Los Angeles or San Francisco?

Well, finally, we now know the answer: L.A. is the winning city.

The museum will exhibit the filmmaker’s personal collection of fine and popular art, including collectible memorabilia related to his very popular science-fiction franchise. The museum will be housed in a futuristic-looking building to be built in L.A.’s Exposition Park. This design beat out a competing design for Treasure Island in San Francisco Bay.

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“It feels like this incredible gift has come home. I always thought Los Angeles was the natural place to spread the vision of George Lucas and Mellody Hobson, »

- Yoselin Acevedo

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Billion Dollar George Lucas Museum To Locate in Los Angeles

10 January 2017 11:18 PM, PST | | See recent LRM Online news »

Source: Lucas Museum of Narrative Art

George Lucas has chosen a personal home for his billion dollar Museum of Narrative Art. The winner is Los Angeles over San Francisco.

According to Los Angeles Times, the futuristic sci-fi looking museum is planned at Los Angeles’ Exposition Park—beating the proposed design for Treasure Island in San Francisco Bay.

Lucas, himself, will fund the project of about $1 billion, which includes the building costs, his personal art and an endowment of at least $40 million.

It’s a boon for the Los Angeles entertainment industry to house the 275,000-square-foot facility. It’s estimated that it will lead “tens of thousands in construction jobs” and a thousand permanent museum jobs as a “lowball estimate.”

Some of the artwork on display will be from Lucas’ personal collection of 10,000 paintings and illustration. They will include artwork from Norman Rockwell, N.C. Wyeth and R. Crumb. Of course, »

- Gig Patta

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George Lucas Chooses Los Angeles for $1 Billion Museum

10 January 2017 3:36 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Updated: George Lucas has chosen Los Angeles as the future home of his Museum of Narrative Art, a decision that Mayor Eric Garcetti touted as a turning point for the city and the area around Exposition Park, where the new $1 billion project will make its home.

The museum for Lucas’ extensive collection of art and film memorabilia will be constructed in the park adjacent to USC. The “Star Wars” filmmaker chose the site over a competing location on Treasure Island, in the middle of San Francisco Bay.

Garcetti’s office trumpeted the arrival of “a new jewel,” saying that the museum will “soon bring unrivaled opportunities to be immersed in stories told on canvas and celluloid.” The museum will be adjacent to the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, the Natural History Museum, and a museum of African-American history and art.

“I believed in the vision for the Lucas Museum, and we »

- James Rainey

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