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Blitzkrieg Bop: Harper’s Demurely Serviceable Horror Sequel Revels in Cheap Thrills

Director James Watkins scored a sleeper hit with his 2012 sophomore film, The Woman in Black, a UK period piece horror film concerning a nasty spirit stealing village children for her own very personal reasons. Moody ambience, a distinct creepy curio motif, and headlined by the dependable likes of Daniel Radcliffe, Ciaran Hinds and Janet McTeer (the film receiving release around the time her Oscar nod for Albert Nobbs was announced), it was surprisingly adept in comparison to the usual effort administered in such derivative genre fare (though it isn’t nearly as taut as Watkins’s 2008 debut film, Eden Lake). And so, without further ado, a sequel was born (to be fair, this is the first sequel from Hammer Productions since 1974), this time directed by Tom Harper and sans any original cast members for The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death.
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“The Woman In Black: Angel Of Death” Has A Director

“The Woman In Black: Angel Of Death” Has A Director
British director, Tom Harper (The Borrowers TV movie, Misfits), has been tabbed as the director for the revitalized Hammer’s The Woman In Black sequel, The Woman In Black: Angel Of Death. Harper will bring Jon Croker’s script to life.

Here’s the synopsis:

Seized by the government and converted into a military mental hospital during World War II, the sudden arrival of disturbed soldiers to Eel Marsh Harsh has awoken its darkest inhabitant. Eve, a beautiful young nurse, is sent to the house to care for the patients but soon realizes she must save them from more than their own demons. Despite Eve’s efforts to stop her, one by one they fall victim to the Woman in Black.\

Beyond that, all we know is that the film is aiming for a 2014 release and, as of now, will not feature a Daniel Radcliffe cameo. Of course, I
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Tom Harper Will Direct The Woman In Black: Angel Of Death!

In case you’re not so familiar with this name, Tom Harper is British director responsible for projects like The Scouting Book for Boys, and The Borrowers. But I’m sure you’ll be more than interested to hear what his next project will be. So here we go, all of the sudden we have Harper attached to direct The Woman In Black sequel, titled The Woman In Black: Angel Of Death! Surprised?

I am a little bit surprised by this news, but what the hell, let the whole thing continue! After all, we have no doubts in this project. Jon Croker wrote the script and the movie will (logically) be the next instalment in the series, based on the original story written by Susan Hill.

In other words, The Woman In Black: Angel Of Death will pick up the story four decades after the events of the first film,
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Tom Harper to Direct The Woman in Black: Angel of Death

BAFTA nominated director Tom Harper ( The Scouting Book for Boys , The Borrowers ) has signed on to direct The Woman in Black: Angel of Death , the next installment in the series of the worldwide box office hit The Woman In Black . The announcement was made today by Simon Oakes, President & CEO of Hammer and Vice-Chairman of Exclusive Media, Guy East and Nigel Sinclair, Co-Chairmen of Exclusive Media (Hammer.s parent company), Brian Oliver, President of Cross Creek Pictures and Xavier Marchand Alliance Films. President of Worldwide Distribution. The Woman in Black: Angel of Death will be brought to the big screen by the same production team behind The Woman In Black . The film will be produced by Exclusive Media, Talisman, Cross Creek Pictures and Alliance Films, in...
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DVD Review: Misfits: Season One

Genre: Sci-Fi | Comedy | Drama

Directors: Tom Green, Tom Harper

Created by: Howard Overman

Written by: Howard Overman

Cast: Robert Sheehan, Lauren Socha, Iwan Rheon, Antonia Thomas, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett

Discs: 2

Running Time: Approx. 276 minutes plus bonus features

Aspect Ratio: 16×9 Enhanced

Summary:

Written and created by Howard Overman (Merlin), Misfits took home the 2010 BAFTA TV Award for Drama Series and continues to earn international acclaim. The provocative show GQ called “outstanding” proves that superpowers, hormones and court-ordered community service are an entertaining mix.

Kelly (BAFTA-winner Lauren Socha), Nathan (Robert Sheehan, The Borrowers, Season of the Witch), Curtis (Nathan Stewart-Jarrett), Alisha (Antonia Thomas), and Simon (Iwan Rheon) are five unruly teenagers forced to do community service as payback for their crimes. But when a freak electrical storm hits their town, strange things begin to happen to the gang as they discover that they have each developed a superpower, one that reveals their deepest,
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For The 1st Time In North America, BBC Announces 'Misfits: Season 1' On DVD July 31

For The 1st Time In North America, BBC Announces 'Misfits: Season 1' On DVD July 31
Great news for USA fans of the series... not sure where the previously-announced Hollywood remake of the series stands. Until then... hot off the presses: New York – July 10, 2012 – The award-winning, critically acclaimed series Misfits: Season One is available on DVD for the first time in North America on July 31, 2012. The provocative show GQ called “outstanding” proves that superpowers, hormones and court-ordered community service are an entertaining mix The DVD includes an exclusive collector’s free t-shirt offer. Written and created by Howard Overman (Merlin), Misfits took home the 2010 BAFTA TV Award for Drama Series and continues to earn international acclaim. Kelly (BAFTA-winner Lauren Socha), Nathan (Robert Sheehan, The Borrowers, Season of the Witch), Curtis (Nathan Stewart-Jarrett), Alisha (Antonia Thomas), and Simon (Iwan Rheon) are five unruly teenagers forced to do community service as payback for their crimes. But when...

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Mr Selfridge

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Entourage star Jeremy Piven will lead the cast as the American entrepreneur, Harry Gordon Selfridge, in a new drama Mr Selfridge, about the life of the flamboyant founder of Selfridges department store, being produced by ITV Studios for ITV1.

Created by multi-award winning writer Andrew Davies, Mr Selfridge tells the story of ‘Mile a Minute Harry’, a man with a mission to make shopping as thrilling as sex. Pioneering and reckless, with an almost manic energy, he created a theatre of retail where any topic or trend that was new, exciting, entertaining - or sometimes just eccentric - was showcased.

Jeremy Piven is joined in the cast by award-winning ex-Coronation Street actress Katherine Kelly as the confident and alluring socialite Lady Mae, whose connections prove vital for Harry as he builds his empire.

Also starring is Frances O'Connor who will play Harry’s wife Rose, acclaimed French actor Gregory
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Jeremy Piven, Katherine Kelly to star in ITV's 'Mr Selfridge'

Jeremy Piven, Katherine Kelly to star in ITV's 'Mr Selfridge'
Jeremy Piven has been confirmed to star in forthcoming ITV drama Mr Selfridge. The Entourage actor was first linked to the biopic earlier this month. Piven will play Harry Gordon Selfridge, the American entrepreneur who founded the British department store Selfridges. Katherine Kelly (Coronation Street) will star as Lady Mae, an alluring socialite who helps Harry as he builds his empire. Also cast in the project are Grégory Fitoussi (Spiral), Aisling Loftus (The Borrowers), Zoe Tapper (Survivors), Frances O'Connor (A.I. Artificial Intelligence) and Trystan Gravelle (Anonymous). "It's (more)
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Sherlock is cheeky entertainment, insists BBC after nudity complaints

Executives say they 'thought very carefully' about including images of naked dominatrix before the 9pm watershed

BBC executives "thought very carefully" before including the pre-watershed nude scenes in Sherlock that drew around 100 complaints, but decided to go ahead because the drama is "cheeky entertainment", according to controller of drama commissioning Ben Stephenson.

Stephenson said that Sherlock fans will have to wait at least until next year for more episodes of the hit show, starring Benedict Cumberbatch.

Speaking about the Sherlock footage of actress Lara Pulver, who plays dominatrix Irene Adler, Stephenson said he "sort of expected" complaints would be made.

In the New Year's Day episode, A Scandal in Belgravia, Cumberbatch's Sherlock Holmes meets his match in the form of Adler, who is naked when they first meet. However, thanks to the camera angles and Pulver's carefully placed arms and hands, viewers do not see her completely naked.

He said:
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David Jason's 'The Royal Bodyguard' logs 7.1m for BBC One

David Jason's 'The Royal Bodyguard' logs 7.1m for BBC One
Sir David Jason's The Royal Bodyguard pulled in over 7 million viewers last night, according to the latest overnight data. The BBC One sitcom premiered with 7.05m (28.4%) at 9.30pm, after which Mrs Brown's Boys amused 6.61m (28.1%) at 10pm. Christopher Eccleston drama The Borrowers took 5.38m (22.2%) between 7.30pm and 9pm. Over on ITV1, 3.22m (14.7%) watched The Unforgettable Ernie Wise at 7pm, while Agatha Christie's Poirot captivated 4.21m (17.6%) between 9pm and 11pm (+1: 287k/1.5%). Channel 4's screening of Home Alone was seen by 1.57m (6.7%) from 7pm. (+1: 182k/0.7%), then the audience rose to 2.21m (8.7%) for Bear's (more)
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Eccleston's Painful Time On Set Of TV Movie

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Eccleston's Painful Time On Set Of TV Movie
British actor Christopher Eccleston suffered bruises on his face and body during filming of upcoming TV movie The Borrowers after performing a series of daredevil stunts.

The Doctor Who star is playing Pod Clock in the film, which also features Stephen Fry and tells the story of a family fleeing their town to raise their daughter in a safer city.

Eccleston had to perform several hair-raising stunts for the role and he ended up injuring his nose, forcing him to take special Arnica tablets to ease the bruising.

He tells the Press Association, "I actually bruised the tip of my nose, which is pretty easy for me to do if you've seen my nose. I had a perfect black bruise from throwing myself continually into a crash mat when I jumped off a bookcase, so I looked comedic with that on the plane home.

"There's a scene where (character) Granny Driver is stabbing down a screwdriver into a hole and we're throwing ourselves against the sides of the room. Pretty much every morning me and (actress) Sharon (Horgan) had to have Arnica tablets - I've never had so many bruises on my bum!"

TV highlights: 26/12/2011

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The Borrowers | Agatha Christie's Poirot | Bear's Wild Weekend With Miranda | Wonders Of The Universe | Terra Nova | Dolly Parton: Live At The O2

The Borrowers

7.30pm, BBC1

Adorable modern adaptation of the classic novel starring Sharon Horgan and Christopher Ecclestone as ma and pa Borrower and Victoria Wood as the full-size grandmother trying to entrap one of them. Her young grandson secretly befriends teen Borrower Arietty, who decides it's time to explore the world. Mild peril arrives in the form of Stephen Fry as an academic who believes in little people and wants one as a specimen. The direction is sophisticated; it looks modern and yet still traditional. And it's more festive than turkey-flavoured holly. A must watch. Julia Raeside

Agatha Christie's Poirot

9pm, ITV1

Agatha Christie's novel, set in Dover in the run-up to the second world war, begins with the discovery of a man's body in the
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Christmas TV: great expectations?

What the Dickens! There's a box of TV treats to look forward to this Christmas. And, yes, that includes The John Craven Years

'Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without any telly!" as I believe Amy March said in one of the earlier drafts of Little Women. How true. Fortunately, the bumper Radio Times has arrived and we can start planning our own personal schedules accordingly.

Naturally, there is a cheerful abundance of utter rubbish, handily distinguished by the addition of the word "Christmas" or (elastic phrase) "Christmas Special". James May's Man Lab, Towie, Come Dine With Me, Made in Chelsea and even, God help us, University Challenge and Wipeout come in tinselled editions. There is even a darker subset to which, the titles suggest, we will be drawn not so much out of interest as appalled fascination. Tweets of the Year on ITV2. Michael Bublé at Christmas. Piers Morgan's Life Stories with Donny Osmond.
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Next Factor: 'Killing Bono' Star Robert Sheehan

Robert Sheehan is famous in the UK for his role in the sci-fi show "Misfits," but he's quickly sneaking up on U.S. turf with roles in movies like "Season of the Witch" and indie rock 'n' roller "Killing Bono." Get the scoop on this floppy-haired Irish actor who's got folks across the pond swooning.

Age: 23

Hometown: Portlaoise, Ireland

What He's Done: The teens-behaving-badly drama "Cherrybomb," costarring Rupert Grint; "Season of the Witch"; the critically acclaimed "Red Riding" trilogy; and the wildly popular UK television show "Misfits."

What He's Doing Now: Sheehan plays Ivan McCormick, one of two brothers trying to get their rock 'n' roll on in Ireland. Unfortunately, their old friends' band is leaving them in the dust. Oh, and that band is U2. It's a comedy with a little bit of romance, thanks to the adorable Krysten Ritter, and it's got lots of rockin' to boot. It's
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First look at Death of a Superhero

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Two of Screenterrier's favourite young actors Thomas Sangster (recently seen in BBC3 film Some Dogs Bite) and Aisling Loftus (star of Dive and one of Screenterrier's Faces to Watch from 2009) join forces to star in Death of a Superhero, which has just premiered to much acclaim, at the Toronto Film Festival.

Based on New Zealander Anthony McCarten's novel of the same name, the film centres around Donald Clarke, played by Sangster, a terminally ill teenager who craves sex and adventure, however his time is limited and he’s never even had a girlfriend. Directed by Ian Fitzgibbon, the film blends live action with animation to tell the story of the young would-be graphic artist who knows that death is just around the corner.

Aisling Loftus (soon to be seen in the new BBC adaptation of The Borrowers) plays Shelly, the girl with whom Donald finds affection and a kind of kinship,
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