3 items from 2015
Written by Blake Crouch
Directed by M. Night Shymalan
Airs Thursdays at 9pm (Et) on Fox
As even a cursory glance at the TV Tropes page will tell you, the idea of a seemingly normal town with a dark secret is one of popular culture’s most frequently explored ideas. The dichotomy of an idyllic life with lurking horrors underneath it has been deployed by everyone from H.P. Lovecraft to Stephen King to David Lynch to David E. Kelley, yielding a spectrum of results and interpretations. There’s been so many of them, in fact, that it’s dulled the impact of the genre because the audience is expecting something strange to happen before too long. For a new entry to stand out, it needs to have either an incredibly distinctive voice or a twist on the structure that transcends its stock setting. »
- Les Chappell
All week long our writers will debate: Which was the greatest film year of the past half century. Check here for a complete list of our essays. Just one glance at the Oscar nominees for 1998 might make it seem less a questionable choice for “best year in film” — and more an insane one. Instead of a 1974 – The Godfather II, The Conversation, Chinatown, Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, etc – or even a 1994, where Shawshank, Quiz Show, and Pulp Fiction lost to Gump – you choose a year where the Oscars would allow Roberto Benigni to climb atop both the figurative and literal chairs of the Shrine? Fine, step away from the Oscars. Would you still celebrate a year that saw not one, but two movies about asteroids threatening the Earth? A year that saw such scars carved across cinematic history as Patch Adams, My Giant, Stepmom, and Krippendorf’s Tribe? It bears repeating: Krippendorf’S Tribe? »
- Michael Oates Palmer
ITV has found their Beowulf in the form of Da Vinci's Demons' Kieran Bew. Step this way for more casting news and a first look at the set...
ITV is getting in on Game Of Thrones' swords-and-dragons action with its forthcoming Beowulf series, a thirteen-part adventure due to arrive later this year.
The show, which is set to occupy similiar Anglo-Saxon territory as the BBC's new The Last Kingdom and The History Channel's Vikings, has announced its cast. Taking the title role of heroic monster-hunter Beowulf is Kieran Bew (Da Vinci's Demons, The Bletchley Circle), joined by William Hurt (The Host, Dark City) as legendary Danish king Hrothgar, Joanne Whalley (Wolf Hall, The Borgias) as Rheda, Ed Speleers (Downton Abbey) as Slean, David Ajala as Rate, and more.
The official press bumf describes the series as "essentially, a western set in the Dark Ages of Britain's mythic past", to »
3 items from 2015
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