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Kevin Spacey to Host 2017 Tony Awards

18 April 2017 10:38 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

And the 2017 Tonys host is … Kevin Spacey!

The House of Cards star has been tapped to emcee the 71st annual Broadway awards ceremony.

“I was their 2nd choice for Usual Suspects, 4th choice for America Beauty and 15th choice to host this year’s Tony Awards. I think my career is definitely going in the right direction,” joked Spacey in a statement. “Maybe I can get shortlisted to host the Oscars if everyone else turns it down.”

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Along with his award-winning work in film and television, Spacey also has a strong theater background: »

- Jodi Guglielmi

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White Princess Ep Defends Changing Book's Rape Scene in Premiere: 'No Way We're Putting That on Screen'

16 April 2017 6:00 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Those who read Phillippa Gregory’s novel The White Princess and watched the premiere of Starz’s adaptation of the book on Sunday likely noticed something quite different about Henry and Lizzie’s charged first coupling.

In Gregory’s work, “Henry very actively rapes Lizzie,” executive producer Emma Frost tells TVLine. “That was something that I felt wasn’t the only possible route and wasn’t something that I feel is right for a TV drama, and isn’t something a 21st century female audience is going to be okay with on any level.”

RelatedThe White Princess: 5 Things »

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The White Princess: If You're Missing Game of Thrones, You Want to Meet Her!

15 April 2017 9:00 AM, PDT | TVfanatic | See recent TVfanatic news »

The only dragon you'll see in The White Princess will be on the Welsh flag, but that should be the only disappointment for Game of Thrones Fanatics watching the new Starz offering. There are plenty of scheming mothers, a missing prince to challenge the king, lustful romances, and oh yeah, some magic.

The follow-up to 2013's The White Queen has a new cast, but veteran show runner Emma Frost continues to deliver a world rich with historical detail and beautiful people willing to do just about anything to stay alive...and more importantly, stay in power.

If you haven't had time to rewatch The White Queen, or if you're new to the world based on Phillipa Gregory's Cousin's War book series, we've prepared a handy primer to the main characters for you.

Study up, and decide which side of the battlefield you'll stand on! The White Princess premieres Sunday at 8/7c on Starz! »

- Elizabeth Harlow

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TV Review: ‘The White Princess’ on Starz

14 April 2017 6:19 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

If you are the type of person who likes to pore over family trees, “The White Princess” is tailor-made for you: The Starz drama, based on the Philippa Gregory book, tells a fictionalized version of just a sliver of one of the most complicated moments in English monarchy. If you don’t know your Lancasters from your Yorks — your Plantagenets and your Tudors — “The White Princess” is a steep learning curve. If you do — or if you’re willing to learn — the drama is an enjoyable, ridiculous romp through the early days of the first Tudor king, Henry VII, and his marriage to Elizabeth of York, the titular white princess. (White, in this case, because York’s badge was a white rose, while the Lancasters’ was a red rose — like Starz’s “The White Queen,” a loose prequel to this, from 2013.)

The main thing to know is that Richard III, the »

- Sonia Saraiya

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Tim Pigott-Smith obituary

9 April 2017 10:34 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Stage and screen actor best known for his role in the TV series The Jewel in the Crown

The only unexpected thing about the wonderful actor Tim Pigott-Smith, who has died aged 70, was that he never played Iago or, indeed, Richard III. Having marked out a special line in sadistic villainy as Ronald Merrick in his career-defining, Bafta award-winning performance in The Jewel in the Crown (1984), Granada TV’s adaptation for ITV of Paul Scott’s Raj Quartet novels, he built a portfolio of characters both good and bad who were invariably presented with layers of technical accomplishment and emotional complexity.

Related: Tim Pigott-Smith: a man born to play kings

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- Michael Coveney

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The White Princess Review

26 March 2017 4:46 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Four episodes were provided prior to broadcast.

History is the story of men: an unending chronological spiral of Kings, Emperors, Chieftans and Pharoahs all hellbent on spilling their rivals’ blood. This focus is understandable enough, but Phillipa Gregory, in her series of novels The Cousin’s War, shines light on the women behind the famous men: the various queens, dowagers and princesses who have their own vicious battles to fight.

The White Princess is the sequel to the BBC/Starz 2013 co-production The White Queen. Set during the War of the Roses, that miniseries followed Elizabeth Woodville, Margaret Beauford and Anne Neville, three noblewomen with their eye on the English Crown. That series concluded with the Battle of Bosworth Field, in which Henry Tudor defeated King Richard III and claimed the throne of England by right of conquest.

This picks up immediately afterwards, with the victorious Tudor family consolidating their claim »

- David James

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13 films that could be in the running for an Oscar in 2018

28 February 2017 12:07 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Like it or not, the awards race 2018 is already underway.

Painful as it may sound, the awards marathon is at least a 12-month proposition these days. With Sundance in the rear-view mirror, the talk of potential 2018 Oscar candidates is already underway in industry circles.

Below, Screen runs through 13 films that could be heading to the dance this time next year (the Oscars will be held one week later in 2018, on March 4).

Downsizing

Matt Damon, Kristen Wiig and Christoph Waltz (all previously nominated) star in awards perennial Alexander Payne’s social satire in which a man realizes he would have a better life if he were to shrink himself. Currently in post-production, the film is slated for a December 22 release through Paramount, which is financing. Payne’s last six films have been Oscar-nominated.

mother!

Black Swan and Requiem For A Dream director Aronofsky returns to a more intimate setting after 2014 blockbuster Noah with the story of a couple »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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On Stage in L.A. “The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui” by Bertolt Brecht

22 February 2017 11:15 AM, PST | Sydney's Buzz | See recent Sydney's Buzz news »

Dear Friends a propos of his home town, Berlin, but about to open in Berlin’s sister city, Los Angeles…

Bertold Brecht’s “The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui”

I want to invite you to a reading of German playwright Bertolt Brecht’s The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, Sunday, March 19th, 2017 at 7:00pm, at the Shakespeare Center downtown .

Brecht’s Arturo Ui is cross between Hitler, Chaplin and Shakespeare’s Richard III, set in a time of Chicago gangsters. Ui rises to power through fear, intimidation, murder and the playing of one section of society against the other. The cast is lead by Joe Spano as Ui, and I am directing.

The reading benefits the Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles’ nationally-recognized Veterans In Art and Will Power to Youth arts-based employment initiatives. Both are worthy programs that need our support now more than ever.

Tickets begin at $40.00. Keeping with Brecht’s theatrical style, »

- Sydney Levine

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Blu-ray Review – Tower of London (1962)

14 February 2017 1:00 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Tower of London, 1962.

Directed by Roger Corman.

Starring Vincent Price, Michael Pate, Joan Freeman, Robert Brown, and Bruce Gordon.

Synopsis:

The story of Richard III is given the Roger Corman/Vincent Price treatment in a Gothic tale of madness and murder.

The story of Richard III has been told many times over in various different ways – although we haven’t yet had one about the discovery of his bones underneath a Leicester car park but that is probably on the way – and in the early 1960s producers Edward Small and Gene Corman approached Corman’s brother Roger about directing a film based loosely on the historical figure. Small had been impressed with Roger Corman’s Edgar Allan Poe adaptations that he made with American International Pictures with Vincent Price playing the leads and so once Corman was on board it didn’t take much to get Price to appear, especially »

- Amie Cranswick

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‘Tower of London’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

13 February 2017 10:01 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Vincent Price, Michael Pate, Joan Freeman, Robert Brown, Bruce Gordon, Joan Camden, Richard Hale, Sandra Knight, Charles Macaulay, Justice WatsonSarah Selby, Donald Losby | Written by Leo Gordon, F. Amos Powell | Directed by Roger Corman

When you get Roger Corman and Vince Price together you tend to get a stylised horror film that is hard not to love. While Tower of London may not be their best collaboration, it is an interesting take on Shakespeare’s play of the nefarious King who killed his way to the top…

Corman’s film though is a more mix-and-match tale for Richard III which pulls in Macbeth and Hamlet to make the tale much more ghoulish. Featuring ghosts that haunt Vincent Price’s Richard of Gloucester it is very clear that Price relishes the prospect of taking on a Shakespearian role, but hams it up for all it is worth.

Price does this »

- Paul Metcalf

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Blu-ray Review – Tower of London (1962)

13 February 2017 12:00 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Tower of London, 1962.

Directed by Roger Corman.

Starring Vincent Price, Michael Pate, Joan Freeman, Robert Brown, Bruce Gordon, Joan Camden, Sandra Knight, Richard Hale.

Synopsis:

The twisted Richard III is haunted by the ghosts of those he has murdered in his attempt to become the King of England.

What’s the best way to liven up a bit of Shakespeare? Get Roger Corman and Vincent Price involved of course!

Following the pair’s successful experiments with film adaptations of stories and poems by Edgar Allen Poe (The Fall of the House of Usher, Pit and the Pendulum and Tales of Terror) the idea seemed like a pretty good one. It’s certainly one which details many of the reasons why classic chiller fans are so devout to Corman’s genius ability to wring dramatic action out of every available space and dollar, alongside Vinnie Price’s wonderfully entertaining mixture of camp and maniacal performances. »

- Robert W Monk

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Giveaway – Win Tower of London starring Vincent Price

10 February 2017 12:00 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

To celebrate the release of Tower of London – out Dual Format 13th Feb. 2017 – we are giving away a copy courtesy of Arrow Video!

Having made their mark on American horror cinema with three colourful adaptations of Edgar Allan PoeThe Fall of the House of Usher, Pit and the Pendulum and Tales of TerrorVincent Price and director Roger Corman enjoyed a brief hiatus from the macabre author with Tower of London. Shot in black and white, the film was loosely based on the Universal horror picture of the same name as well as two Shakespeare plays: a dash of Macbeth and a dollop of Richard III.

Price plays Richard of Gloucester, brother to a dying king and eager to take his place on the throne. When he is overlooked in favour of their sibling, the Duke of Clarence, things take a murderous turn. Richard goes on a murderous rage, »

- Gary Collinson

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Competition: Win ‘Tower of London’ from Arrow Video

7 February 2017 8:01 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

To celebrate the release of Tower of London – out Dual Format 13th Feb. 2017 – we are giving away a copy courtesy of Arrow Video!

Having made their mark on American horror cinema with three colourful adaptations of Edgar Allan PoeThe Fall of the House of Usher, Pit and the Pendulum and Tales of TerrorVincent Price and director Roger Corman enjoyed a brief hiatus from the macabre author with Tower of London. Shot in black and white, the film was loosely based on the Universal horror picture of the same name as well as two Shakespeare plays: a dash of Macbeth and a dollop of Richard III.

Price plays Richard of Gloucester, brother to a dying king and eager to take his place on the throne. When he is overlooked in favour of their sibling, the Duke of Clarence, things take a murderous turn. Richard goes on a murderous rage, »

- Phil Wheat

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Review: "The Mad Magician" (1954) Starring Vincent Price; Twilight Time Blu-ray Release

30 January 2017 6:43 AM, PST | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

By Hank Reineke

Though Vincent Price would eventually garner a well-deserved reputation as Hollywood’s preeminent bogeyman, it was only really with André De Toth’s House of Wax (1953) that the actor would become associated with all things sinister. In some sense the playful, nervously elegant Price was an odd successor to the horror film-maestro throne: he was a somewhat aristocratic psychotic who shared neither Boris Karloff’s cold and malevolent scowl nor Bela Lugosi’s distinctly unhinged madness or old-world exoticism.

His early film career started in a less pigeonholed manner: as a budding movie actor with a seven year contract for Universal Studios in the 1940s, the tall, elegant Price would appear in a number of semi-distinguished if modestly-budgeted romantic comedies and dramas. His contract with Universal was apparently non-exclusive, and his most memorable roles for the studio were his earliest. In a harbinger of things to come, »

- nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro)

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‘Rammstein: Paris’ to Rock Cinemas With Picturehouse Entertainment

20 January 2017 5:31 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Picturehouse Entertainment has taken worldwide rights (excluding German-speaking territories) to concert film “Rammstein: Paris” for an event-cinema release on March 23.

The film, directed by Swedish director Jonas Akerlund, captures the German rock band’s performance at the Paris Bercy Arena in March 2012, featuring an extraordinary stage show. It was shot over two nights using 30 cameras to provide 60 different angles on the show. The crew also shot a dress rehearsal for closeups.

Rammstein, which has retained its original six-man lineup since its creation in 1994, continues to grow its global fan-base. Their 2015 concert at New York’s Madison Square Garden sold out 20,000 seats in 20 minutes.

“Over the last two decades, Rammstein have become one of the world’s biggest rock outfits, and together with Jonas Akerlund, they have created a unique and thrilling cinematic experience,” said Picturehouse Director of Distribution Marc Allenby.

Akerlund previously directed the film of Paul McCartney’s 2012 “Live »

- Robert Mitchell

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