7 items from 2016
Katharine Gun lost her Gchq job after telling the Observer how the Us tried to spy on Un delegates. Now Natalie Dormer will star in a film about her exposé
Not so many people remember the unassuming British woman who once risked it all to take a stand against the Us war machine, but that is about to change. The former Gchq employee will be played by Natalie Dormer, star of The Tudors and Game of Thrones, in a film that continues the big screen’s love affair with spies and journalists.
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- David Smith Washington
Titan Comics is thrilled to announce a new comic book series based on the critically acclaimed television series, Vikings.
The forthcoming comic book series which takes place within the third season and will follow Ragnar Lothbrok as he leads his Northmen on a new saga of glory and plunder. This tale of politics, intrigue, betrayal and sword-swinging combat is penned by best-selling Doctor Who writer Cavan Scott and illustrated by Staz Johnson (Wolverine, Spider-Man).
“I have been a complete Viking geek ever since I visited the Yorvik Viking Centre in York as a kid. After years of reading the sagas of the marauding Northmen I couldn’t wait for the Vikings series. I’ve loved every minute of »
- Michael Connally
Showtime has released a new trailer for the third season of Penny Dreadful along with a premiere date for the Victorian horror series, which is set to return on Sunday, May 1st. Check it out below after the official synopsis…
This season on Penny Dreadful, Tony® Award-winning star Patti LuPone (American Horror Story), who guest starred last season as the Cut-Wife, returns as a series regular in the new role of Dr. Seward, an American therapist who treats Vanessa (Eva Green) with an unconventional new approach. Wes Studi (Hell On Wheels) joins as a series regular as Kaetenay, an intense, enigmatic Native American with a deep connection to Ethan (Josh Hartnett) who also becomes an ally to Sir Malcolm (Timothy Dalton). The third season also adds Robert Louis Stevenson’s Dr. Henry Jekyll (Shazad Latif). Other guest stars include Screen Actors Guild® Award nominee Christian Camargo (Dexter®, The Hurt Locker) as Dr. »
- Amie Cranswick
We’ve had a couple of brief teasers already, but now Showtime has released a full trailer for the third season of their brilliant and disturbing horror drama series, Penny Dreadful. The network has also announced that like last year’s season 2 premiere, the show will return on Sunday, May 1st at 9 p.m.
The last time we saw our core characters, they had all gone their separate ways (some very far away indeed), but it looks like the gang are all set to return for season 3. It’s not clear exactly what brings them back together from this trailer, but Vanessa Ives (Eva Green) does look to be confined to some sort of mental institution, so perhaps that’s the catalyst.
- Mark Cassidy
Japan’s Aokigahara forest has long been a notoriously frequent suicide spot for troubled locals, but over the past year it’s also become a fashionable destination for American filmmakers looking to milk hallucinatory thrills and anguished tears from this beautifully foreboding stretch of woodland. Arriving in theaters several months after Gus Van Sant’s “The Sea of Trees” bombed at the Cannes Film Festival, “The Forest” can’t help but benefit from the comparison: It may be a cut-rate showcase for good-looking imperiled Westerners and J-horror scares (where the “J” might just as well stand for “January”), but the whitewashing here at least feels more honest, and first-time director Jason Zada does generate an intermittently spooky sense of mystery that not even the muddled scripting can fully demolish.
- Justin Chang
You probably recognize Natalie Dormer from "The Tudors," "Game of Thrones," "The Hunger Games" franchise or all three. Now, she's starring in the horror movie "The Forest," along with "Chicago Fire" star Taylor Kinney. Even though she's on the brink of household name-dom, you probably don't know too much about her.
From the common misconception about her smile, to being bullied in school, here are nine things you never knew you wanted to know about Natalie Dormer.
[Sources: Reddit, The Daily Beast] »
- Rachel Horner
History’s hit drama series “Vikings” returns for a gripping fourth season led by Travis Fimmel, star of the upcoming film Warcraft, on Thursday, February 18 at 10 p.m. Et. The network has added four episodes to its initial 16 episode order. Beginning February 18, a new episode will air every Thursday for ten weeks with the remaining episodes to air later in the year.
Season three culminated with the extraordinary battle in Paris, where Ragnar (Fimmel) seized victory from the jaws of defeat – but still returns to Kattegat dangerously ill. Thoughts of his death galvanize the forces who seek to succeed him as king, including his wife Queen Aslaug (Alyssa Sutherland) and his oldest son, Bjorn (Alexander Ludwig). Meanwhile, Lagertha (Katheryn Winnick) continues power struggles with her calculating, »
- Amie Cranswick
7 items from 2016
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