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Maori myth is at the heart of Tatau, BBC America’s curiously trippy new drama about two British tourists who become embroiled in a maze of hallucinatory visions, murder plots and local secrets while vacationing in the Cook Islands. It’s an intriguing and unusual subject for the channel to tackle, and the resultant oddness of the show as a whole is what immediately sets it apart from the network’s previous supernatural dramas In the Flesh and Being Human (though Tatau, with its photogenic cast and fast-paced plot, is certainly geared toward the same teenage demographic).
Whether the show’s peculiarity will make it something truly worth watching down the road, though, is a question unanswered after the uneven first two episodes. The pilot is really an extended intro for leads Kyle (Joe Layton) and Budgie (Theo Barklem-Biggs), twentysomething »
- Isaac Feldberg
As this chat with Tatau’s lead actors, Joe Layton and Theo Barklem-Biggs, took place before the press screening for BBC Three’s new supernatural drama, the pair were given the responsibility of describing the series to me: Unique. Mysterious. Fast-paced. Energy-fuelled. A hurricane. A typhoon. (Before long, they're just listing weather systems.)
“It’s a teen show, accessible for young people” cuts in Barklem-Biggs as his co-star brings up the otherworldly, occult palette of True Detective, “even around all this darkness there will be moments that make you laugh as well. It keeps you on the edge of your seat.”
Layton gets back on message and agrees, “I think it really suits BBC Three.”
That it does, as a youth-oriented story of two twenty-something backpackers, Kyle and Budgie, »
Till date we have only seen Bollywood superstars Aamir Khan and Salman Khan promoting each other's movies or singing praises of each other, but for the first time the duo has shared the same platform for a common cause, i.e. Mumbai Development.
Earlier, we witnessed Salman Khan promoting Aamir Khan's movie Dhoom:3 by wearing the famous hat on a celebrity reality show, and Aamir Khan did the same by posting about Salman Khan's Jai Ho on a micro-blogging site.
While both Salman and Aamir are associated with social causes individually already, as Salman owns a charity named Being Human, Aamir Khan has promoted social causes through his TV show, it was great to see the two coming together for a common cause.
When a new series comes along that boasts being from the creators of Veronica Mars (among other things it boasts about), that will pull in audiences, but it also sets itself up for a difficult time living up to expectations.
iZombie, the new… criminal investigation meets, well, zombies… show from the CW has a lot to recommend, even just in the theory, but it has to really wow to deliver on the hopes of those who are going to bother to tune in for something called iZombie, and it does.
Rose McIver stars as Liv Moore (ha), a type-a medical student who finds herself turned into a zombie at a boat-party gone wrong. Without a lot of options for procuring brains, she takes a job at the city morgue. Her boss, Dr. Ravi Chakrabarti (Rahul Kohli), has caught on, and finally catches her in the act of brain consumption, but »
- Marc Eastman
Elena who? Bonnie and Caroline are the undeniable stars of The Vampires deliciously unpredictable season 6, as this week's episode shows...
This review contains spoilers.
6.17 A Bird In A Gilded Cage
Once things with The Vampire Diaries' sixth season wrap, let the records show that it was the year of Bonnie Bennett and Caroline Forbes. Anyone tuning in for the first time would seriously not realise that Elena Gilbert was the girl around which the first five seasons of the show had revolved, and it's the better for it.
It's also completely unprecedented that it would be Stefan and Caroline, the show's two most moral characters, who would be the bad guys while Damon and Bonnie set about fixing the world's problems. It's all a bit crazy to comprehend for those of us who remember the old days, but it's also a thrill to be able to watch The Vampire Diaries »
The world of Doctor Who has changed greatly in the space of just 10 years. The cast and crew have almost completely been replaced since 2005, including a number of new actors to play the errant Time Lord and his companions.
But what has happened to the class of '05? Where are Rose and Mickey now? What is the writer of 'Dalek' up to? And where can you see more work from the director of 'Rose'?
Here it is then, your guide to the main players of Doctor Who series one.
After his three-month on-screen stint as the Doctor, Christopher Eccleston's career continued in much the same vein, taking in theatre, interesting television roles and the odd blockbuster.
When it comes to charity and lending their names to social causes, many Bollywood celebrities have come out in support and have given their fair share at fund raising campaigns and donations. While Salman Khan's contribution towards the social causes (through 'Being Human') and 'impromptu help' is very well known, it seems that yet another superstar, Akshay Kumar has adopted a different route.
Akshay will now be seen auctioning his personal items (like his wardrobe and personal accessories) in order to raise funds for a Ngo that has been working for the benefit of orphan children. He will be doing so on the yet-to-be-launched home- shopping channel named 'Best Deals TV'.
Speaking about the same, Raj Kundra (who owns the channel alongwith his wife Shilpa Shetty, Akshay and Sonakshi Sinha), said that Akshay's initiative will be taking off on the channel during April. He added that, if they get a favourable response, »
The story follows three bounty hunters who've been hired by a high ranking Senator to retrieve his teenage daughter who’s run off to join a mysterious and ultra-wealthy religious cult who are living on the moon of Ganymede. When they arrive there, they learn something has gone horribly wrong.
Iconic horror director Wes Craven will team with Niles on a TV series adaptation of the property which Black Mask Studios publishes in May. Craven will executive produce but is not writing or directing at this stage. Niles, Matt Pizzolo and Brett Gurewitz will also executive produce.
Source: Heat Vision »
- Garth Franklin
The 33-year-old explained that he likes watching the ITVBe programme as it's good research as an actor.
Another fight erupts on the set of Towie, stars pulled apart by staff
The Banished star told Heat magazine: "I am obsessed with Towie. I love it.
"I watched the new series the other night. I love Chloe Sims just having a go at everyone.
"People who don't like it and think that it depicts Essex in a bad way, this is just about a certain group of people, not everyone who comes from Essex. But I totally love the show anyway."
He continued: "There was a scene the other night where she was talking to Ferne [McCann] about losing her baby - that was a genuine moment caught on camera.
"That's why I love the show so much. As an actor, »
This review contains spoilers.
6.16 The Downward Spiral
There was a point some time between seasons two and three (possibly four) of The Vampire Diaries when things just stopped being fun. It was still crazy and melodramatic and frequently ridiculous, but not any of those things to the same level. We were stuck with a love triangle that wasn't going anywhere, characters too big for what the show was able to give them (Klaus, Katherine etc.) and too many dead ends to count.
Season six threw all of that out and decided to get back to that wacky, absurd fun that made us all fall in love with the series in the first place, and this episode – The Downward Spiral – might be the best example yet of that coming to fruition. »
The show will look at the infamous Salem Witch Trials in 17th century New England as neighbour was set against neighbour leading a town to mass hysteria. Filming begins this Spring on Boston. [Source: io9]
Untitled Richard Pryor Biopic
Mike Epps is attached to star as the legendary late comedian and Murphy will play his father, LeRoy 'Buck Carter' Pryor, who was a boxer and WWII veteran. [Source: Variety]
- Garth Franklin
It's the last in the current series of Call the Midwife - and, as has become the norm, expect a tear-jerking finale from the nuns of Nonnatus House.
Trixie (Helen George) and Sister Mary Cynthia (Bryony Hannah) support a deaf mother-to-be, while another patient's morning sickness develops into something more troubling and Fred (Cliff Parisi) may be forced to choose between Violet (Annabelle Apsion) and his hostile daughter.
Set in late 18th-century Cornwall, Poldark follows Ross as he returns from having fought in the American War of Independence, only to find that the life he left behind no longer exists.
Sunday night's the night for period drama, with Channel 4 »
"It's sexy as hell," Turner told press including Digital Spy. "I have a nude swimming scene - I get naked a couple of times in it.
"I wasn't allowed any Cornish pasties, 'cos I'd get fat - and I have to take my top off so much!"
Poldark was previously adapted for television in the '70s, but Turner said he is not concerned about how fans of the original might react to the new version.
"I don't think about it like that," he insisted. "You tackle the scripts and it's just like anything else - you don't think about letting down the fans of the old series or appealing to new fans…
"You just don't think about those things, »
Hundreds of viewers complained about sound issues during the first episode of Jamaica Inn last year, with many suggesting the problems came from cast members mumbling their lines.
Turner told the Radio Times: "I didn't see the show Jamaica Inn but the fuss about it spooked us all a lot.
"We started shooting a few weeks later and I can tell you all the actors were aiming for 10 out of 10 on enunciation. I'm doing posh Rp (Received Pronunciation) anyway so it didn't really affect me directly but I was scared."
Men At Work star Michael Cassidy is set as one of the two leads of another workplace comedy — NBC’s untitled pilot written by Aseem Batra and directed by Betsy Thomas. The politically incorrect office comedy centers on best friends Dale (Cassidy) and Georgie whose relationship is upended when he starts dating the "perfect" woman. Batra is executive producing with Joe and Anthony Russo for Universal TV. Cassidy is with Gersh and Principal La. Being Human star Sam Huntingto… »
The show follows the rebellious Ross Poldark as he returns from the American War of Independence to his home town Cornwall, discovering that it has changed dramatically since he has been away.
Ellis will be returning as Reverend Halse for two episodes.
The new series will air on BBC One. »
We all have been well aware of superstar Salman Khan's generous side. The actor doesn't restrict himself from working for charitable causes beyond the Being Human Foundation and has been one of the most active participants of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan which was kick started by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the betterment of India.
Talking about taking the cleanliness campaign forward, Salman Khan took to the social networking site on the occasion of India's 66th Republic Day and wrote, "The Honorable Prime Minister nominated me for the Swachh Bharat campaign and I have cleaned and painted three villages in Maharashtra so far. I intend to continue with this initiative, but Swachh Bharat is not about what one of us can do. It's about what each of us can do. So today, on Republic Day, I am taking this campaign social. I will nominate 100 followers a month for Swachh Bharat. »
- Bollywood Hungama News Network
By Rima Bhatia and Stacey Yount
With big stars, great directors, romance, dance, drama and thrills, it certainly looks as if 2015 is going to be a fabulous year at the movies! Being the Bollywood fans that we are, we all had a list of movies we were looking forward to seeing this year. We started off at 10 but then kept thinking ‘oh wait this movie’ and we have to add that, so check out the 25 films we can’t wait to see in 2015!
Director – R Balki
Music – Ilaiyaraaja
Release Date – February 6th
- Stacey Yount
In The Flesh was a rare creature that will be sorely missed. Now that it’s been cancelled, will Amazon or Netflix come to its rescue?
In December, BBC Three announced a plan to leave behind genre labels when it moves online. Goodbye to comedy, drama and documentary; hello to shows that “make you laugh” and shows that “make you think”.
Weeks later, the channel announced the cancellation of original supernatural drama In The Flesh, a series that proved not only too expensive to continue, but evidently too complex. By making its audience empathise, critique, scrutinise and self-reflect on top of laughing and thinking, it seems that In The Flesh aimed too high.
“This place. It’s never going to accept people like us. Never ever.”
In The Flesh’s coup was a switch of perspective. It showed the trauma of a zombie uprising from the point of view of »
BBC Three controller Damian Kavanaugh has addressed the decision not to order a third series of In The Flesh.
In an official release addressing the future of the channel, Kavanaugh stated that he is looking for "the latest and freshest ideas" in television drama.
"The show has been amazing for BBC Three, just like Being Human and The Fades before that," he said of the BAFTA-winning supernatural series.
"But with a falling income and increased costs, BBC Three can only make one drama a year and I want the latest and freshest ideas, ideas that will break new talent on and off-screen. This is part of what BBC Three does and should do.
"I'm sure those guys will do amazing things, just like James Corden and Ruth Jones and Matt Lucas and David Walliams did before them. We will have some exciting news on a new BBC Three drama very soon. »
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