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Full length trailer for Showtime's Penny Dreadful

It isn't due to land until May, but Showtime has stepped up the publicity for its upcoming Victorian-era "psychosexual thriller" Penny Dreadful by releasing a full length trailer for the series, which has been created by John Logan (Hugo, Gladiator, Skyfall), with Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Skyfall) and Pippa Harris (Revolutionary Road, Call the Midwife) producing.

The eight-part drama is set to feature some of literature's most terrifying characters, including Dr. Frankenstein, Count Dracula and Dorian Gray, and Logan has certainly assembled a stellar cast for the eagerly-anticipated show, which includes Josh Hartnett (Black Hawk Down, Sin City), Eva Green (Casino Royale, 300: Rise of an Empire) Timothy Dalton (The Living Daylights, License to Kill), Reeve Carney (Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark), Rory Kinnear (Quantum of Solace, Skyfall), Harry Treadaway (Cockneys vs. Zombies, The Lone Ranger), and Billie Piper (Doctor Who, Secret Diary of a Call Girl).

Penny Dreadful is
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Showtime Announces Penny Dreadful Premiere, Check Out Creepy TV Spots and More

Excellent news here. Showtime‘s upcoming Victorian horror series, Penny Dreadful, has been given a premiere date: Sunday, May 11 at 10/9c. Not sure what Penny Dreadful is? Not to worry. We have the first three Production Blogs here to explain it all, along with some increasingly creepy TV spots, after the synopsis:

In Penny Dreadful, some of literature’s most famously terrifying characters – including Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray and iconic figures from the novel Dracula, all brilliantly reimagined in a whole new light – have become embroiled in Victorian London. The series stars Josh Hartnett (Black Hawk Down), Timothy Dalton (The Living Daylights, License to Kill) and Eva Green (Casino Royale). Reeve Carney (Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark), Rory Kinnear (Skyfall), Billie Piper (Doctor Who, Secret Diary of a Call Girl), Harry Treadaway (The Lone Ranger) and Danny Sapani (The Bill) also star. Penny Dreadful is a frightening psychosexual thriller created,
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Sneak peek teaser for Showtime's Penny Dreadful

Showtime has released a teaser for its upcoming eight-part psychosexual thriller Penny Dreadful, which has been created by John Logan (Hugo, Gladiator, Skyfall) and features some of literature's most terrifying characters, including Dr. Frankenstein, Count Dracula and Dorian Gray.

Created by John Logan (Gladiator, Skyfall) and produced by Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Skyfall) and Pippa Harris (Revolutionary Road, Call the Midwife), Penny Dreadful features an impressive ensemble cast that includes Josh Hartnett (Black Hawk Down, Sin City), Eva Green (Casino Royale, 300: Rise of an Empire) Timothy Dalton (The Living Daylights, License to Kill), Reeve Carney (Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark), Rory Kinnear (Quantum of Solace, Skyfall), Harry Treadaway (Cockneys vs. Zombies, The Lone Ranger) and Billie Piper (Doctor Who, Secret Diary of a Call Girl).

Penny Dreadful is set to premiere in the Spring.
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TVLine Items: HBO Remembers Gandolfini, Fred Armisen Returns to Brooklyn and More

TVLine Items: HBO Remembers Gandolfini, Fred Armisen Returns to Brooklyn and More
HBO will honor late Sopranos star James Gandolfini on Sunday, Dec. 22, at 8:30/7:30c, with the 35-minute special, James Gandolfini: Tribute to a Friend.

The memorial will feature interviews with more than two dozen of the actor’s friends and colleagues, as well as clips of his work.

Related | Cable Renewal Scorecard: What’s Cancelled? What’s Returning? What’s on the Bubble?

Gandolfini died June 19, 2013 at age 51.

Ready for more of today’s TV dish? Well…

Saturday Night Live alum Fred Armisen will reprise his Brooklyn Nine-Nine role as oddball “Melipnos” in the Fox comedy’s post-Super Bowl episode,
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Eva Green confronts evil in teaser for Showtime's 'Penny Dreadful'

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Eva Green confronts evil in teaser for Showtime's 'Penny Dreadful'
Showtime's upcoming drama can sort of be described as "Frankenstein meets James Bond."  Timothy Dalton -- who played 007 in "The Living Daylights" and "License to Kill" --  is one of the stars of the upcoming drama series "Penny Dreadful," in which such 19th century literary creations such as Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray and various characters from "Dracula" cross paths in Victorian London. A new teaser for the series features co-star Eva Green (also a Bond vet -- she starred in "Casino Royale") praying against some sort of evil.  Watch it here:  "Penny" also stars Josh Hartnett ("Black Hawk Down"), Reeve Carney ("Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark"), Rory Kinnear...
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What to Watch: Nov. 17-23, 2013

Chicago – What to Watch is back! Miss us? Every week, we roll out 5-10 of the latest films and TV shows to be released on DVD, Blu-ray, and various streaming services. This week’s highlights include a few classics, a cult hit, a couple of recent comedies, and a family flick. In the order we’d advise buying or renting them…

The Vivien Leigh Anniversary Collection

Photo credit: Cohen Media Group

“The Vivien Leigh Anniversary Collection”

Another Wtw, another Cohen Media Group release. Seriously, the good folks at Cohen have been doing an amazing job of finding relatively obscure classics and recent foreign films and polishing them like they’re beloved worldwide. They’re rivaling Criterion and Scream Factory as studios for which every release truly matters. Their latest is a collection of four early films from the legendary Vivien Leigh, an actress best-known for “Gone with the Wind” and a true Hollywood icon.
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Fright At Home: November 19th’s DVD & Blu-ray Releases!

It’s Tuesday, so it must mean it’s time for Fright At Home! Scream and Shout! Factory pretty much own the week with a whopping four releases, including ’80s cult fave Night Of The Comet, John Carpenter’s action classic Assault On Precinct 13, killer robot-run-amok Eve Of Destruction, and ’90s comic book adaptation Tank Girl.

Also back-on-the-beat is Maniac Cop 2 (read our review here!) and Maniac Cop 3: Badge Of Silence from Blue Underground, who’ve some of their best work bringing these to Collector’s Edition Blu-ray’s.

Read on below to see what else qualifies as this week’s must-own discs!

Fright At Home: November 19th’s DVD & Blu-ray Releases!

Night of the Comet

Blu-ray + DVD / Scream Factory

Synopsis:

It’ s the first comet to buzz the planet in 65 million years, and everyone seems to be celebrating its imminent arrival. Everyone, that is, except Regina Belmont (Catherine Mary Stewart,
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'Goonies' Star Robert Davi -- Hey, You Guuuys ... My Wife Is Divorcing Me

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Goonies never say die ... except when it comes to marriage -- TMZ has learned, "Goonies" star Robert Davi's wife has filed for divorce.Davi's wife Christine filed the docs in L.A. citing irreconcilable differences. The couple was married in 1990 and separated this week after 23 years. They have two minor children, 12-year-old twins.According to the docs, Christine wants legal and physical custody of the kids. She wants Robert to get visitation.In addition,
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More Theatrical Screenings Added for Maniac Cop 2 Re-Release

The wonderful loonies over at Blue Underground have updated their list of theatrical engagements for the re-release of Maniac Cop 2 so check it out to see if you'll be one of the lucky ones who'll witness the massacre on the big screen!

From the Press Release

Blue Underground is bringing a 2013 Dcp Restoration of director William Lustig’s Maniac Cop 2 to theaters this fall in advance of its upcoming Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Combo Pack release.

Featuring a brand-new 4K High Definition transfer from the original camera negative and new Dolby Digital 5.1 mix, this Maniac Cop 2 Dcp is the definitive presentation of the action-packed cult-horror favorite. Bill will attend Maniac Cop 2 screenings in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Seattle, Boston, and San Francisco to introduce what critics have hailed as “Truly The Greatest ‘80s Horror-Action Movie Ever Made!” (Alamo Drafthouse).

The limited theatrical release kicks off
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Maniac Cop 2 Theatrical Re-Release Announced

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Work has been done on a new 4K HD transfer of Maniac Cop 2 for an upcoming Blu-ray release, courtesy of Blue Underground. If you’d rather see the movie on the big screen, it’s been revealed that Maniac Cop 2 will screen in more than a dozen cities across the Us, with director William Lustig in attendance at a number of locations:

“October 17, 2013 (Los Angeles) — Blue Underground is bringing a 2013 Dcp Restoration of director William Lustig’s Maniac Cop 2 to theaters this fall in advance of its upcoming Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Combo Pack release.

Featuring a brand-new 4K High Definition transfer from the original camera negative and new Dolby Digital 5.1 mix, this Maniac Cop 2 Dcp is the definitive presentation of the action-packed cult-horror favorite. Bill will attend Maniac Cop 2 screenings in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Seattle, Boston, and San Francisco to introduce what
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Maniac Cop 2 Getting a Limited Theatrical Release!

Yes, you read that glorious headline correctly! In anticipation of the Blu-ray releases of Maniac Cop 2 and Maniac Cop 3: Badge of Silence Blue-Underground is putting the second film in the franchise to theatres!

From the Press Release

Blue Underground is bringing a 2013 Dcp Restoration of director William Lustig’s Maniac Cop 2 to theaters this fall in advance of its upcoming Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Combo Pack release.

Featuring a brand-new 4K High Definition transfer from the original camera negative and new Dolby Digital 5.1 mix, this Maniac Cop 2 Dcp is the definitive presentation of the action-packed cult-horror favorite. Bill will attend Maniac Cop 2 screenings in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Seattle, Boston, and San Francisco to introduce what critics have hailed as “Truly The Greatest ‘80s Horror-Action Movie Ever Made!” (Alamo Drafthouse).

The limited theatrical release kicks off with a sneak preview this Saturday, October 19th,
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Jodie Foster's New Girlfriend: 5 Things to Know About Alexandra Hedison

Jodie Foster's New Girlfriend: 5 Things to Know About Alexandra Hedison
As E! News first told you about yesterday, Jodie Foster has been dating Ellen DeGeneres' former girlfriend Alexandra Hedison for a few months now. Sources tell us that the romance got serious pretty quickly. "They're totally in love," one source said. Sure, we know Hedison, 44, as DeGeneres' ex, but she's way more than that. Here are five things to know about Alexandra Hedison: She's a California Girl: Hedison was born and raised in Los Angeles. Her dad, David Hedison, is an actor with a long career in television and movies. He starred in the 1958 horror classic The Fly. He also played Felix Leiter in two James Bond movies, Live and Let Die and License to Kill and appeared on...
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From ‘Dr. No’ To ‘Skyfall’ – Join Us For The Sky Movies James Bond Marathon

This very evening our very own John Sharp will be embarking on perhaps his most challenging, exciting and most glamourous adventure yet for The Hollywood News. In association with Sky Movies, John will deprive himself of sleep for over 48 hours to sit through every single one of the 23 James Bond movies back-to-back. The event is taking place in association with Sky Movies, and John will be taking to Twitter to document his antics on the official Thn feed (which you can find over here), and you can join in the fun with him.

For the first time ever on UK television Sky Movies are will be showing all 23 James Bond films back to back from 7pm tonight (Friday 27th September) on Sky Movies Action & Adventure / HD. The Sky Movies Bond marathon will start with acclaimed documentary Everything Or Nothing at 6.15pm before embarking on the first undercover mission with Sean Connery as 007 in Dr. No.
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Richard Gere and 'Bond' girl wife 'split' after 11 years of marriage

Richard Gere and 'Bond' girl wife 'split' after 11 years of marriage
New York, Sep 25: Richard Gere and his wife Carey Lowell have separated after 11 years of marriage and are planning to file for divorce, according to reports.

The 64-year-old actor and Lowell haven't been seen together since a Hamptons screening of his thriller film 'Arbitrage' last year, the New York Post reported.

One source close to the couple said that Gere and Lowell, who stareed in the James Bond flick 'License to Kill' have been spending time apart for quite some time.

Another source said that the couple have drifted into different lifestyles, as the Gere craves privacy and Lowell likes socializing with.
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Famous Gothic Horror Characters Come to TV in Penny Dreadful

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Now that Dexter has finished its run, Showtime is replacing it with another creepy series. Instead of a serial killer, this one will feature well-known figures from gothic literature, including Dracula and the Frankenstein Monster.

Penny Dreadful is an upcoming psychosexual horror TV series, produced by Sam Mendes. It will be much like a cross between the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and Dark Shadows, taking place in the late 1800s, just before the turn of the century. The show will feature some iconic figures from gothic literature, including Dr. Frankenstein, (Harry Treadaway), and his monster, along with Dorian Gray (Reeve Carney) and figures from the novel “Dracula”. The brief teaser trailer also hints at appearances from a werewolf.

The show will feature a cast of original characters, as well. Josh Hartnett (30 Days of Night, Black Dahlia, Lucky Number Slevin, Black Hawk Down) will play Ethan Chandler, a brash, daring man
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I'm Still Not Over ... George O'Malley's death on 'Grey's Anatomy'

I'm Still Not Over ... George O'Malley's death on 'Grey's Anatomy'
When we first met Bailey’s interns in season 1 of Grey’s Anatomy, it was clear that George O’Malley was the sweetheart/underdog of the mix — even when he didn’t want to be. He didn’t like hurting people’s feelings, and he didn’t always stand up for himself. But he had heart. And he was smart. Proof? Dr. Burke quickly identified George as “his guy” because of George’s instincts and ability to work well under pressure (heart surgery in an elevator, anyone?). However, all interns make mistakes, and poor George just so happened to be
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Maniac Cop 2 and 3 are Coming to Blu-ray

We’ve known that Blue Underground has been working on bringing the Maniac Cop sequels to Blu-ray, but now we have an official release date, cover art, and details on extras.Both movies will be available on November 19th in separate Blu-ray/DVD combo packs. Each movie has been digitally remastered, optimized for D-Box systems, and comes with a number of bonus features:

Maniac Cop 2: The “Maniac Cop” is back from the dead and stalking the streets of New York once more. Officer Matt Cordell was once a hero, but after being framed by corrupt superiors and brutally assaulted in prison, he sets out on a macabre mission of vengeance, teaming up with a vicious serial killer to track down those that wronged him and make them pay… with their lives!

Robert Davi (License To Kill), Claudia Christian (The Hidden), Michael Lerner (Barton Fink), Laurene Landon (Hundra), Leo Rossi
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Timothy Dalton Added to Showtime’s ‘Penny Dreadful’ Cast

Timothy Dalton Added to Showtime’s ‘Penny Dreadful’ Cast
Former James Bond star Timothy Dalton has been cast in Showtime’s upcoming Sam Mendes-John Logan drama “Penny Dreadful.”

Dalton will play Sir Malcom, a hardened African explorer on a deeply personal quest.

Penny Dreadful” is billed as a psychological thriller that blends horror into the drama. From Logan’s Desert Wolf Prods., the show is set to lens this fall and bow on Showtime next year. Josh Hartnett and Eva Green were also recently cast in the project.

Dalton toplined two 1980s Bond pics, “The Living Daylights” and “License to Kill.”

Penny Dreadful” is exec produced by Logan and Mendes along with Pippa Harris.
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Timothy Dalton Cast on Showtime's 'Penny Dreadful'

Timothy Dalton Cast on Showtime's 'Penny Dreadful'
Timothy Dalton has been cast on Showtime's upcoming horror series "Penny Dreadful." Dalton shares a unique Bond with show creators John Logan and Sam Mendes: He played agent 007 in "The Living Daylights" and "License to Kill," and they worked together on "Skyfall." Dalton is set to play "Sir Malcolm," a hardened African explorer on a deeply personal quest. He joins previously announced stars Josh Hartnett and Eva Green, who has yet another Bond connection: She played Vesper Lind in "Casino Royale." "Penny Dreadful" is created, written and executive produced by Logan, Mendes
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It's Official: Sam Mendes to Direct Next 007 Film

It's Official: Sam Mendes to Direct Next 007 Film
After months of speculation and an intial public rejection of the opportunity, it's been officially announced that Skyfall director Sam Mendes will indeed return to direct Daniel Craig in the next James Bond movie, set to be released by Sony Pictures on November 6, 2015.

Pics: 007 Posters Through the Years

The 24th 007 film will be written by John Logan, whose screenplay for Skyfall brought a new depth to Ian Fleming's classic spy on the 50th anniversary of the blockbuster big-screen franchise. The 23rd James Bond film took in $1.1 billion worldwide and was arguably the most critically acclaimed entry in the series.

"I am very pleased that by giving me the time I need to honour all my theatre commitments, the producers have made it possible for me to direct Bond 24," says Mendes, who is involved with productions of Charlie and The Chocolate Factory and King Lear. "I very much look forward to taking up the reins again, and
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