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What Is Band Of Brothers About? Who is in it? Where is Band of Brothers now? Why is it binge-worthy? Must-sees Most shocking episodes That line was so great A gritty, intense and emotion-filled war drama based on historian Stephen E. Ambrose’s 1992 book of the same name. Set during the Second World War, the miniseries tells the true story of Easy Company, the 2nd Battalion of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division of the U.S. Army. The production chronicles the assorted exploits of the unit, from jump training on through to the end of the … Continue reading →
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- Eric Kohanik
Aside from supporting roles in Band of Brothers and evocative British realism drama Fish Tank, you’d be forgiven for not knowing who Michael Fassbender was prior to 2008. Less than a decade later, though, the German–Irish star has shouldered his way into Hollywood’s pantheon, and his stature will only continue to grow over the next two to three years thanks to roles in Justin Kurzel’s Macbeth – and indeed Assassin’s Creed – along with Ridley Scott’s sci-fi sequel, Prometheus 2.
Before all of that, however, Fassbender’s latest and much-talked about role will be playing the titular, flawed visionary for Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs biopic, and only today Universal has released a pensive new poster for the Oscar-tipped drama. It’s a beautifully clean, minimalist side-portrait of the lead character, which trumpets the film’s ensemble cast as much as it casts its protagonist in isolation. »
- Michael Briers
Here’s the official press release that was sent along with the first Bill film trailer.
The film will hit cinemas on September 18th.
Bill film trailer
Vertigo Releasing is thrilled to announce that Bill will be released in cinemas across the UK on 18th September 2015.
Co-owner of Vertigo Releasing, Rupert Preston, said, “We are absolutely thrilled to be releasing Bill and are very excited to be working with such an exceptionally talented team. It’s a fantastic film and a wonderful addition to our slate.”
Laurence Rickard said, “We »
- Paul Heath
Fresh off a third Oscar nomination and a healthy haul of critics’ gongs for Alejandro G. Inarritu’s “Birdman,” Edward Norton isn’t so prize-hungry as to covet career honors like the Excellence Award presented to him Wednesday night at the Locarno Film Festival. “I tend to look at these things just as very nice compliments,” he says, his tone almost diffident, before passing the credit back to the festival itself, now in its 68th edition. “In its first year, Locarno showed Rossellini’s ‘Rome, Open City,’ and that’s still such a radical film. It’s flattering to be connected to that tradition of hosting and promoting cinema, even in a small way.”
Mike Shiner, the brilliant egomaniac thespian Norton played in Inarritu’s film, mightn’t have been so magnanimous. If there was a purported hint of self-parody to the performance, Norton’s persona — onscreen or off — has »
- Guy Lodge
At first thought to be on track for seven seasons, HBO and showrunner duo David Benioff and Dan Weiss have informed fans of Game of Thrones that we can now expect eight seasons of the megapopular series based on George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire. At least eight.
According to EW, at today’s TCA press tour, HBO boss Michael Lombardo also said he would (of course) be open to a prequel series if Weiss and Benioff were interested after Game of Thrones proper concludes. Personally, while I respect the idea of maintaining creative/visual continuity to a prequel, I’m not so sure I’d be put off with new takes in the setting.
For fans who cringe at the term “prequel” and who experience Grrm’s world only through the tv show, don’t worry, because Martin has published prequel material that’s »
- Jay Tomio
Gina Gionfriddo (“House of Cards, “Law & Order”), E. Max Frye (“Band of Brothers”) and John Sayles (“Bass Reeves”) also join the Paramount Television and Anonymous Content project as writers. The trio, joining pilot and series writer Hossein Amini, will serve as consulting producers on the episodes they pen.
“After twenty years of tough struggle and countless failed attempts, I’m delighted that Paramount Television, Anonymous Content and TNT have decided to join forces and bring ‘The Alienist’ to life in what, based on the material I’ve read, has the potential to be a faithful and exciting TV series,” Carr commented.
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
Warning: contains major spoilers for Terminator: Genisys.
So, Terminator: Genisys is out, and it’s not doing too well with the critics (us included). Although review aggregators are by no means the be-all-and-end-all of film analysis, an average rating of 4.6 out of 10 on Rotten Tomatoes from nearly 200 reviews is still fairly bad going.
On the eve of the film’s global release, news came to light suggesting that a long-mooted Terminator TV series was still in development. As it stands, ‘two more movies and a TV series’ is the officially-announced plan surrounding the latest attempt to revive James Cameron’s classic sci-fi property.
While it has been rumored for sometime, it is now official! Damien Darhk is going to be one of the main villains in Arrow Season 4. And it has been announced that a comic book movie veteran will be taking on the role. Neal McDonough is perhaps best known for his roles in the popular TV shows Band of Brothers and Justified. But he truly made his presence known among the comic book crowd when he took on the role of Dum Dum Dugan in Captain America: The First Avenger, later reprising the role in the the ABC action drama Marvel's Agent Carter. He now joins the cast of Arrow as a series regular for Season 4. Neal McDonough will play the DC Comics character Damien Darhk.
Damien Darhk is a mysterious and sophisticated villain, and an adversary of the late Ra's Al Ghul. Now the leader of his own clandestine group, »
Neal McDonough will be joining the cast of the CW series “Arrow,” the network announced Friday. The “Band of Brothers” actor will play Damien Darhk, a new villain for Season 4. The DC Comics character is an adversary of the late Ra’s Al Ghul who is now the leader of his own clandestine group. McDonough’s previous credits include “Band of Brothers,” “Justified” and “Captain America: The First Avenger.” He most recently appeared in the Kevin James comedy “Paul Blart 2: Mall Cop.” Also read: 'Arrow,' 'Flash,' 'Vampire Diaries' Stars Describe Comic Con in Three Words (Video) The series stars Stephen Amell, »
- Reid Nakamura
Treyarch has unveiled the official trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops III: Zombies - Shadows of Evil, which is slated for a November 6th release and stars the voices of Jeff Goldblum, Heather Graham, Neal McDonough, Ron Perlman, and Robert Picardo.
Press Release: Santa Monica, CA - July 9, 2015 - Treyarch, the creators of Call of Duty® Zombies is back with, Shadows of Evil, the all-new undead survival co-op mode launching on November 6 with Call of Duty®: Black Ops III. Shadows of Evil will make its world-wide debut today at San Diego Comic-Con, which delivers an incredibly rich and deep narrative and action-packed co-op survival experience that is signature to Treyarch's strain of Zombies. Players are introduced to an all-star cast of characters, including Jeff Goldblum, Heather Graham, Neal McDonough, Ron Perlman and Robert Picardo.
"Treyarch has crafted a totally unique and face-melting gameplay experience for our loyal Zombies community, »
- Derek Anderson
Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg are at it again! The frequent collaborators (Saving Private Ryan, Catch Me If You Can, Band of Brothers) have a Cold War drama on the horizon, called Bridge of Spies, and the trailer has just been released. Hanks plays James B. Donovan, an ordinary insurance lawyer from Brooklyn, NY, who is handpicked by the government to negotiate the release of a captured American pilot. Amy Ryan plays his wife, alongside costars Alan Alda, Scott Shepherd, and Billy Magnussen. Lest you write this off as just another historical drama, you should know that not only is the story inspired by true events, but the script was also cowritten by Ethan Coen and Joel Coen. Interested? The movie is out on Oct. 16, and you can watch the trailer below. Check out the first trailer, as well: »
Are our dreams of Idris Elba as the next James Bond shattered?
Maybe so, according to British bookmaker William Hill, which dramatically pushed up former "Homeland" star Damian Lewis on the list of potential new Bonds. As the Hollywood Reporter notes, Lewis's odds are at 3-1, close to favorite Elba's 5-2. That puts the "Band of Brothers" actor ahead of Tom Hardy (4-1), Henry Cavill (5-1), and Michael Fassbender (7-1).
The change in odds for Lewis comes out of nowhere, but then again, speculating on the next Bond is one of British movie fans' favorite pastimes. Elba's name has been in the mix for years - despite the fact that Daniel Craig is signed on for one more movie after this year's "Spectre."
If Lewis did win the role, he'd be the first ginger Bond in the franchise, which the actor joked about a couple of years ago, saying that »
- Kelly Woo
Created by Graham Yost
Aired on NBC for 2 season (24 episodes) from September 29, 2002 – December 28, 2003
Donnie Wahlberg as Detective Joel Stevens
Neal McDonough as David McNorris
Mykelti Williamson as Detective Bobby ‘Fearless’ Smith
Gary Basaraba as Officer Ray Hechler
Nina Gabiras as Andrea Little
Jason Gedrick as Officer Tom Turcotte
A crime procedural drama set in Los Angeles (sometimes called Boomtown) that is unlike any other show in it’s genre, in that within each episode a crime is investigated and told through the unique perspective of the individuals surrounding the felony, i.e. the criminals, the victims, the policemen, the detectives, the lawyers, the media etc. The story unravels as vignettes, with character title card chapters revealing that character’s side of the investigation. At best, the individual chapters serve as self »
- Jean Pierre Diez
Read More: Watch: Steven Spielberg Admires a Master in Exclusive 'Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles' Clip Whether collaborating on projects in front of the camera ("Saving Private Ryan," "Catch Me If You Can") or behind it as producers ("Band of Brothers," "The Pacific"), Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks have one of the most successful and award-winning partnerships in Hollywood. Reuniting on the big screen for the first time since "The Terminal" in 2004, the pair tackle the mysterious intricacies of the Cold War in the new drama, "Bridge of Spies." Written by Matt Charman and the Coen Brothers, "Spies" is a dramatic wartime thriller that tells the story of James Donovan (Hanks), a Brooklyn lawyer who finds himself thrust into the center of the Cold War when the CIA sends him on the near-impossible task to negotiate the release of a captured American U-2 pilot. »
- Zack Sharf
The duo's latest film Bridge of Spies has premiered its first trailer, teasing a tense Cold War thriller about an American lawyer who's enlisted by the CIA to rescue a pilot being held in the Soviet Union.
Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks have worked together three times on screen: “Saving Private Ryan,” “Catch Me If You Can” and their last collaboration in 2004’s “The Terminal.” But in a way, the two partners and friends are always working together on something. They co-produced and conceived of the HBO WWII mini-series “Band Of Brothers” and they did the same thing with 2010’s companion piece focusing on the United States Marine Corps in “The Pacific.” WWII and all its facets clearly fascinate these two men and they’re going to do this well, to some degree, once again with Spielberg’s latest film, “Bridge of Spies.” Read More: Thomas Newman To Score Steven Spielberg's 'Bridge Of Spies,' John Williams Will Tone Up 'The B.F.G' But ‘Spies’ is post-wwii, and set in the middle of the Cold War in the 1960s. It's a historical action spy »
- Edward Davis
Since Star Trek: The Motion Picture in 1979, the Star Trek cinematic outings have proved to be a smorgasbord of references and famous actors (or those who would go on to be), and often had complex behind the scenes events that stopped some rather, ahem, fascinating moments making it to the final version. We found lots of nerdy spots in the first six films here.
This time out we look at the films featuring the cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation and choose 47 factoids. Granted, there's a lot more than that of interest, but we've tried for ones that you might not be aware of.
Oh, and there are some major spoilers...
Star Trek: Generations (1994)
1. The first of the Next Generation films was something of a rush job as principal photography »
The End of the Tour follows the true-to-life story of a Rolling Stone reporter David Lipsky (Jesse Eisenberg) as he joins novelist David Foster Wallace (Jason Segel) on his book tour after the incredible success of Infinite Jest in 1996.
Though the interview from the five-day road trip was never published, Lipsky compiled his taped conversations with the novelist in his memoir Although Of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself following Wallace’s 2008 suicide. The film, adapted from the memoir, received high praise from critics this winter at the Sundance film festival.
Directed by James Ponsoldt, The End of the Tour also stars Ron Livingston (Office Space, “Band of Brothers”) and boasts music by the Academy Award-winning composer (and probable best friend to Tim Burton) Danny Elfman. The film will play select Cineplex theatres starting on July 31, 2015.
- Sasha James
The spinoff is directed by Gareth Edwards (Monsters, Godzilla), with Felicity Jones (The Theory Of Everything) starring as a rebel soldier. “It’s set after Episode III, before IV — and a little more towards IV,” says Edwards.
The idea for the story of Rogue One came from John Knoll, an Academy Award-winning visual effects supervisor and chief creative officer at Industrial Light & Magic. He will executive produce along with Simon Emanuel (The Dark Knight Rises, Fast & Furious 6) and Jason McGatlin (Tintin, »
- Michelle McCue
AMC has cast the lead role in its upcoming series Preacher. The adaptation of the Garth Ennis comic series has formally signed Dominic Cooper as the titular preacher Jesse Custer, as confirmed by executive producer and co-developer Seth Rogen.
— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) April 17, 2015
This is not Cooper’s first foray into the world of comic books, as he has also played Howard Stark, father to Iron Man Tony Stark, on both the big and small screen. Cooper, whose formal signing comes after weeks of talks, joins a cast that already includes Ruth Negga, Joseph Gilgun, Ian Colletti, and Lucy Griffiths. A premiere date for Preacher has yet to be announced.
HBO made a number of moves over the past week. Key among »
- Deepayan Sengupta
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