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Genius: Cancelled or Renewed for Season Two on National Geographic?

Vulture WatchMichelangelo said, "Genius is eternal patience." Unlike your humble television vulture, ad-supported television networks are not always known for either quality. Has the Genius TV show been cancelled or renewed for a second season on National Geographic Channel? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Genius season two. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you? What's This TV Show About?A National Geographic scripted anthology series, each season of Genius tells the “untold” stories about the most intelligent and inventive innovators in the world. Season one stars Johnny Flynn as Albert Einstein in his younger years and Geoffrey Rush as the mature physicist. The large Nat Geo cast also includes Nicholas Rowe, Samantha Colley, Jon Fletcher,
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Olivia Colman Set For Queen Elizabeth In Netflix’s ‘The Crown’ Seasons 3 & 4

British actress Olivia Colman is set to take over the role of Queen Elizabeth II in The Crown seasons 3 and 4 for Netflix. She will replace Claire Foy, who will bow out at the end of the second season, which debuts on December 8th. More on the Olivia Colman The Crown news below.

Olivia Colman The Crown – Actress To Play Queen Elizabeth II In Upcoming Seasons

The next two seasons haven’t been officially ordered, but Variety says that early pre-production is already underway.

The series tells the inside story of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign, as the fragile social order established after the Second World War breaks apart. It is based upon Peter Morgan’s play ‘The Audience’, and Morgan is the series creator.

Beginning with soldiers in Her Majesty’s Armed Forces fighting an illegal war in Egypt, and ending with the downfall of her third Prime Minister, Harold Macmillan,
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‘The Crown’ Season 2 Sets Premiere Date on Netflix, Releases First Trailer (Watch)

‘The Crown’ Season 2 Sets Premiere Date on Netflix, Releases First Trailer (Watch)
Netflix released the premiere date and the first look at “The Crown” Season 2 on Thursday.

The second season of the critically-acclaimed series will launch in all territories where Netflix is available on December 8.

The series tells the inside story of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign, as the fragile social order established after the Second World War breaks apart. Beginning with soldiers in Her Majesty’s Armed Forces fighting an illegal war in Egypt, and ending with the downfall of her third Prime Minister, Harold Macmillan, after a devastating scandal, the second season bears witness to the end of the age of deference, and ushers in the revolutionary era of the 1960s.

Season 1 of the show starred Claire Foy, Matt Smith, Victoria Hamilton, Vanessa Kirby, John Lithgow, Nicholas Rowe, Pip Torrens, Jeremy Northam, Ben Miles, Billy Jenkins, and more. Based on the award-winning play, “The Audience,” the series reunites creator and writer Peter Morgan with director Stephen Daldry and
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Genius: Cancelled or Renewed for Season Two on National Geographic?

Vulture WatchMichelangelo said, "Genius is eternal patience." Unlike your humble television vulture, ad-supported television networks are not always known for either quality. Has the Genius TV show been cancelled or renewed for a second season on National Geographic Channel? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Genius season two. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you? What's This TV Show About?A National Geographic scripted anthology series, each season of Genius tells the “untold” stories about the most intelligent and inventive innovators in the world. Season one stars Johnny Flynn as Albert Einstein in his younger years and Geoffrey Rush as the mature physicist. The large Nat Geo cast also includes Nicholas Rowe, Samantha Colley, Jon Fletcher,
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Genius

Network: National Geographic ChannelEpisodes: Ongoing (hour)Seasons: OngoingTV show dates: April 25, 2017 — presentSeries status: Has not been cancelledPerformers include: Geoffrey Rush, Johnny Flynn, Nicholas Rowe, Samantha Colley, Jon Fletcher, Richard Topol, Alicia von Rittberg, Emily Watson, Shannon Tarbet, Seth Gabel, Ralph Brown, Klára Issová, Corrado Invernizzi, Rod Hallet, Christian Rubeck, and Michael McElhatton.TV show description:A scripted anthology series, each season of Genius tells the "untold" stories about the most intelligent and inventive innovators in the world.Read More…
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Geoffrey Rush Is Albert Einstein In National Geographic’s Genius Trailer

In our peak television age, National Geographic hasn’t made much of an impact. It seems that they’re hoping to change that, however, with Genius, their first dramatic series starring Geoffrey Rush as none other than Albert Einstein. The anthology drama follows the world’s greatest innovators one season at a time, and viewers can now get a glimpse at what season 1 holds in store with the show’s newest trailer.

Adapted from Walter Isaacson’s acclaimed biography Einstein: His Life and Universe, along with some of Einstein’s personal letters, Genius hopes to become what Mad Men was for AMC and what House of Cards became for Netflix. It’s a high-profile new dramatic series and the network certainly isn’t slouching, even bringing in Ron Howard to direct the pilot. Go big or go home, right?

The new trailer is brief and not-very-revealing, but it does promise something bold and distinctive,
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Claire Foy Owns "The Crown"

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Sneak Peek footage, images and synopsis from the upcoming 'royals' TV series "The Crown", created by Peter Morgan and produced by Left Bank Pictures, starring Claire Foy as young 'Queen Elizabeth II' debuting November 4, 2016 on Netflix:

"...'The Crown' will trace the life of 'Queen Elizabeth II' from her wedding in 1947 to the present day, spanning 60 episodes over 6 seasons..."

Cast also includes Matt Smith ("Dr. Who") as 'Prince Philip', Jared Harris as 'King George VI', Vanessa Kirby as 'Princess Margaret' and John Lithgow as 'Winston Churchill'.

Also starring are Greg Wise as 'Lord Louis Mountbatten', Victoria Hamilton as 'Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother', Stephen Dillane as 'Graham Sutherland', Andy Sanderson as 'Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester', Michael Culkin as 'Rab Butler', Nicholas Rowe as 'Jock Colville', Rita McDonald Damper as
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Egyptian Star Amr Waked Joins Sky’s Neil Jordan ‘Riviera’ TV Series (Exclusive)

Egyptian Star Amr Waked Joins Sky’s Neil Jordan ‘Riviera’ TV Series (Exclusive)
Rome — Egyptian actor Amr Waked, his country’s biggest international star, has joined the cast of Neil Jordan’s “Riviera” as a French detective investigating the yacht explosion that precipitates the plot of the high-profile TV crime series.

Waked, who also played a French cop in Luc Besson’s “Lucy,” will play a detective named Delormes who is “trying to decipher a very complicated case,” the actor said. The show is being produced by London-based Archery Pictures for pan-European pay-tv network Sky.

Billionaire Constantine Clios is killed in the explosion, after which his new wife, Georgina, played by Julia Stiles, “is shocked to discover [that] the fortune that maintained his immaculate, ever-so-tasteful lifestyle is tainted with dishonesty, double-dealing, crime, and ultimately murder,” according to Sky’s press notes.

Riviera” is among the flagship titles in the pipeline of Sky’s Sky Atlantic network.

The ensemble cast of the series, set amid the sleazy French jet set on the
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North Carolina Judge Sentences Fellow Veteran to Jail - Then Goes Behind Bars With Him: 'We're in the Foxhole Together'

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North Carolina Judge Sentences Fellow Veteran to Jail - Then Goes Behind Bars With Him: 'We're in the Foxhole Together'
A judge who sentenced a fellow veteran to jail was so concerned about the decorated soldier's wellbeing that he served the man's sentence right alongside him. Gulf War veteran Lou Olivera, a district court judge who presides over the Veterans Treatment Court in Cumberland County, North Carolina, sentenced retired Green Beret Joe Serna to spend the night in jail for a probation violation earlier this month. "He did his duty," Serna tells People. "He sentenced me. It was his job to hold me accountable. But what he did next," Serna continues, "it sounds like I'm making it up - and I'm not.
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North Carolina Judge Sentences Fellow Veteran to Jail - Then Goes Behind Bars With Him: 'We're in the Foxhole Together'

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North Carolina Judge Sentences Fellow Veteran to Jail - Then Goes Behind Bars With Him: 'We're in the Foxhole Together'
A judge who sentenced a fellow veteran to jail was so concerned about the decorated soldier's wellbeing that he served the man's sentence right alongside him. Gulf War veteran Lou Olivera, a district court judge who presides over the Veterans Treatment Court in Cumberland County, North Carolina, sentenced retired Green Beret Joe Serna to spend the night in jail for a probation violation earlier this month. "He did his duty," Serna tells People. "He sentenced me. It was his job to hold me accountable. But what he did next," Serna continues, "it sounds like I'm making it up - and I'm not.
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Mr. Holmes

This one's a keeper, a film that generates a meaningful emotional charge. Ian McKellen and director Bill Condon re-team for an intensely felt portrait of Sherlock Holmes in his sunset years, holding on to his intellectual capacities as he reappraises a tragic case from years before. Laura Linney is his housekeeper, who fears Holmes is a bad influence on her son -- but the relationship is mutually beneficial. Mr. Holmes Blu-ray + Digital HD Lionsgate/Miramax 2015 / Color / 2:35 widescreen / 94 min. / Street Date November 10, 2015 / 24.99 Starring Ian McKellen, Laura Linney, Milo Parker , Hiroyuki Sanada, Hattie Morahan, Patrick Kennedy, Roger Allam, Philip Davis, Frances de la Tour, Charles Maddox, Takako Akashi, Zak Shukor, John Sessions, Nicholas Rowe, Frances Barber, Colin Starkey, Sarah Crowden. Cinematography Tobias A. Schleisser Film Editor Virginia Katz Original Music Carter Burwell Written by Jeffrey Hatcher from a novel by Mitch Cullin from characters by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Produced by Iain Canning,
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The top 20 underappreciated films of 1985

1985 was the year of Back To The Future, Rocky IV and Rambo II. But what about these 20 movies, that also deserve a fair share of love?

Thirty years ago, Marty McFly was riding high with the smash hit Back To The Future, while Sylvester Stallone enjoyed his most successful year yet with the one-two punch of Rambo: First Blood Part II and Rocky IV. It was an era of family sci-fi and teen comedies and bullet-spraying action, where The Breakfast Club and Teen Wolf rubbed shoulders with Death Wish 3 and Commando. Then there were low-key dramas like Out Of Africa and The Color Purple, which were both awards magnets at the Oscars.

Away from all those big hits, 1985 saw the release of a wealth of less successful movies, some of which found a second life on the then-huge home video circuit. Here's our pick of 20 underappreciated films from the year of Rambo,
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Sherlock Holmes: 10 offbeat takes on the Great Detective

From spoofs to point-and-click adventure games, here are 10 of the most memorable unusual incarnations of Sherlock Holmes...

We don’t know a great deal about the content of the 90-minute Sherlock special set to air later this year, but one thing has emerged from the set photos and tantalising titbits of information we’ve seen so far. Sherlock Holmes and John Watson will be in nineteenth-century garb, pitching them back into the setting of the legendary detective’s original adventures: 1895, to be precise. Why that happens is as yet unclear, but all will be revealed.

For those still craving their Holmes fix in the meantime, the new film Mr. Holmes offers us Ian McKellen’s take on the character, musing upon an old case as he looks back on his long career from the vantage point of retirement. Jonny Lee Miller’s ultra-modern, Us-based Sherlock will be entering his fourth
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Bill Condon interview: Mr Holmes, Beauty & The Beast

Bill Condon chats to us about Sir Ian McKellen, Benedict Cumberbatch, Beauty & The Beast, and Mr Holmes...

We caught up with director Bill Condon recently to chat about his new film Mr Holmes, a fictional biopic of the famous Baker Street sleuth played by Sir Ian McKellen. Condon has a vast and wide-ranging career in the movies with titles like the outstanding Gods & Monsters and Kinsey sitting beside showstoppers like Dreamgirls and The Twilight Saga.

Despite suffering from a bout of hay fever (your author was suffering too, dear reader), Bill was warm and friendly, and we bonded over our mutual love for the Disney animated film Beauty And The Beast (which he is currently directing a live action remake of).

How did Mr Holmes come about? Was this a project that you were keen to do?

Actually, Anne Carey, the producer, came to me with the script, based on
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Mr Holmes review

Ian McKellen plays a retired Sherlock Holmes, in Bill Condon’s sensitive film about ageing, death, fact and fiction…

Seventeen years after Gods And Monsters, an embellished account of the last days of director James Whale, Bill Condon, Ian McKellen and composer Carter Burwell reunite to tell another sensitive story about a retired great contemplating his past. This time, the retiree is Conan Doyle’s fictional creation Sherlock Holmes (McKellen), as imagined through Mitch Cullin’s celebrated 2005 novel A Slight Trick Of The Mind.

Layers of fiction and history stack on top of each other to build Mr Holmes, a film that flits between the 1940s and 1910s as our hero struggles to remember the details of his last, traumatising case, one that prompted his exile to the Sussex countryside.

The film presents Sherlock Holmes as a real person frustrated by the “worthless” fiction and “vulgar” fame that surrounds him.
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'Mr. Holmes' Trailer #2: Ian McKellen Tells Sherlock's True Story

'Mr. Holmes' Trailer #2: Ian McKellen Tells Sherlock's True Story
Following the Mr. Holmes teaser trailer released back in March, Roadside Attractions has released the full trailer for this upcoming drama, which offers a new twist on the world's most famous detective. Ian McKellen stars as Mr. Holmes, who is now retired and, as we can see in this trailer, has some issues with the stories being written about him by his former partner Watson. As Holmes contemplates writing a story of his own, to correct the misconceptions created by Watson, a case from his past begins to haunt him.

The story is set in 1947, where an aging Sherlock Holmes returns from a journey to Japan, where, in search of a rare plant with powerful restorative qualities, he has witnessed the devastation of nuclear warfare. Now, in his remote seaside farmhouse, Holmes faces the end of his days tending to his bees, with only the company of his housekeeper (Laura Linney) and her young son,
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'Mr. Holmes' UK Trailer: Ian McKellen Takes One Last Case

'Mr. Holmes' UK Trailer: Ian McKellen Takes One Last Case
Following the first domestic trailer released back in March, Entertainment One UK has debuted a new British trailer for Mr. Holmes. This upcoming drama takes a different look at Sherlock Holmes' story then we've ever seen before, with Ian McKellen playing the aging detective, who has now retired and is living a quiet life. The drama will be released in UK theaters June 19, and in U.S. theaters July 17.

In 1947, an aging Sherlock Holmes has returned from a journey to Japan, where, in search of a rare plant with powerful restorative qualities, he has witnessed the devastation of nuclear warfare. Now, in his remote seaside farmhouse, Holmes faces the end of his days tending to his bees, with only the company of his housekeeper and her young son, Roger. Grappling with the diminishing powers of his mind, Holmes comes to rely upon the boy as he revisits the circumstances
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Young Sherlock Star Joins "Mr. Holmes"

One film that was beloved by some children of the 1970s and 1980s was "Young Sherlock Holmes," Barry Levinson's 1985 feature starring 19-year-old Scottish actor Nicholas Rowe as the Baker Street Detective. In that film, the character first meets John Watson at a boarding school and together they solve a mystery.

Almost three decades later, filmmaker Bill Condon is at work on "Mr. Holmes" - a film adaptation of Mitch Cullin's novel "A Slight Trick Of The Mind". This take explores the other side of Holmes' life - as a long retired 93-year-old beekeeper growing frustrated as his mental faculties have begun to fade.

The legendary Sir Ian McKellen is playing the elderly Holmes, but today Empire reports that the now 47-year-old Rowe is also onboard to cameo as Sherlock Holmes. Even more surprising, he won't be appearing as a younger version of McKellen's Holmes in flashback either.

You see in the 1947-set film,
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Exclusive: Nicholas Rowe To Cameo In Mr Holmes

Exclusive: Nicholas Rowe To Cameo In Mr Holmes
When die-hard Sherlockians - or Holmesians, depending on your taste - hear the name Nicholas Rowe, they're bound to think of the Scottish actor's turn as the young Sherlock Holmes in Young Sherlock Holmes, the 1985 movie directed by Barry Levinson and written by Christopher Columbus. Most thought his days as Holmes ended then when he was 19, but thanks to an ingenious cameo in next year's Mr Holmes, he will return as the great consulting detective at the age of 47... in a rather wonderful fashion.The story of Mr Holmes, which director Bill Condon adapted with Jeffrey Hatcher from Mitch Cullin's novel A Slight Trick Of The Mind, takes place in 1947 when Holmes is 93, long retired to his Sussex beekeeping and frustrated by his diminishing power of recollection. Within this world, Holmes is as famous as you'd expect, and has had movies made of his life. It's in one of these films,
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9 potentially great movie sequels teased but never made

Odd List Ryan Lambie 23 Apr 2014 - 06:54

We take a look back at the geek movies that have hinted at sequels that were never made, and we'd really like to see...

Nb: The following contains inevitable spoilers. If you haven't seen a film in a particular entry, feel free to skip to the next one.

In some cases, it comes as a relief when a threatened sequel fails to materialise. The end of the infamous Mac And Me, for example, sees its family of cretinous aliens drive off in a pink Cadillac, a speech bubble chillingly telling us, "We'll be back!" Thankfully, Mac And Me 2 has yet to materialise, despite the original film's near-legendary status.

Every so often, though, we'll come across a movie that strongly hints at more adventures to come, but for a variety of reasons - usually financial ones - the sequel never got made. To illustrate this,
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