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Hulu’s 10-episode adaptation of The Handmaid’s Tale — starring Mad Men‘s Elisabeth Moss, Camelot‘s Joseph Fiennes and Chuck‘s Yvonne Strahovski — will make its debut on Wednesday, April 26, the streamer announced on Friday.
Based on Margaret Atwood’s 1985 novel, the series centers on Moss’ Offred, a Handmaid in the Commander’s (Fiennes) household and one of the caste of women forced into sexual servitude as a last desperate attempt to repopulate a devastated world.
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* The Missing Season 2 will premiere Sunday, Feb. 12, at 8/7c on Starz. The eight-part installment introduces a new case, »
Ryan Lambie Nov 29, 2016
With all the training, mental preparation and frustrating lack of cake and beer, starring in any boxing movie must surely be a tough undertaking. But spare a thought for the stars of Bleed For This, the sports drama based on the true story of Vinny 'Paz' Pazienza and his remarkable comeback: shot on a budget of just over $6m, it was shot at lightning speed, with its fight scenes shot in gruelling 15-hour days in order to remain on schedule.
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That compressed timescale, I'd argue, gives the film a real energy, »
Rob Leane Nov 15, 2016
Which films are coming to disc this festive season? What on Earth do I buy for [insert friend’s name here]? We’ve got the answers...
Christmas comes this time each year, and, purely by coincidence, a lot of DVDs and Blu-rays just so happen to be released at the same sort of time. They fit rather well in stockings, don’t they? How convenient!
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If, like me, you’ve a tendency to give and/or receive a few discs each yuletide, read on for our run-through of all the new goodies coming to home release formats this winter...
One of the surprise treats of this year, Batman: Return Of The Caped Crusaders »
Need to catch up? Check out last week’s Westworld recap here.
This week, Westworld takes us to Pariah, a far-flung section of the park where rules don’t exist and everyone is spoiling for a fight. Think Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean ride, except that instead of a gift shop, there’s a couple having public sex in a stagecoach.
This anything-goes town becomes a proving ground for both Dolores and William, who finally find the impetus to define their own destinies. For her, it’s a breakthrough that, perhaps not coincidentally, comes with a body count. For him, »
Sean Wilson Oct 11, 2016
When composer James Horner died in a plane crash in June 2015, cinema lost one of its most profoundly emotional voices, and the final chapter on Horner's astonishing career has now closed with his last work: Antoine Fuqua's Western remake The Magnificent Seven. Horner actually wrote the score based on the script before the film even started production, such was his passion for it, and it's been posthumously completed by his longtime collaborator Simon Franglen.
To mark the occasion, here are the 25 most seminal scores from a lamented, legendary figure of film music.
1. Legends Of The Fall (1994)
Despite his reputation as a composer of melodrama, throughout much of the eighties and early nineties Horner had largely been pegged as a bold composer of action, »
It's one of the oldest truisms in Hollywood. Pact with talent for an overhead deal and they'll make their cash cows somewhere else. Universal carries Ron Howard and Brian Grazer's deluxe Imagine deal for years through "The Missing," "Inside Deep Throat" and "Cinderella Man" and where do they make "The Da Vinci Code" and its sequels? Sony. (Since the recession, that deal has been reduced.) In 2006, Sumner Redstone got so mad at gross player Tom Cruise for making more money on "Mission: Impossible III" than Paramount that he kicked him off the lot. Soon after, MGM, in a desperate bid to look good in front of investors, handed Cruise and then producing partner Paula Wagner the keys to the United Artists kingdom. In two years they produced two Cruise vehicles: box-office disaster "Lions for Lambs" and widely panned "Valkyrie," which returned some profits overseas. In fact, the studios have been shedding. »
- Anne Thompson
6 items from 2016
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