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Patrick Melrose: Showtime Releases Poster and Video for New Benedict Cumberbatch Series

Who is Patrick Melrose? Showtime has just released a new poster and teaser for their upcoming TV show starring Benedict Cumberbatch.ased on the novels by Edward St. Aubyn, the miniseries “skewers the upper class as it tracks the protagonist’s harrowing odyssey from a deeply traumatic childhood through adult substance abuse and, ultimately, toward recovery.” The cast also includes Blythe Danner, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Hugo Weaving, Anna Madeley, and Allison Williams.Read More…
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Benedict Cumberbatch’s Patrick Melrose Gets New Teaser And Poster

Benedict Cumberbatch is returning to TV for Showtime’s drama miniseries Patrick Melrose, and with its arrival now just over a month away, a new teaser and poster have landed online.

This latest promo features a lot more footage than the last one and teases how Cumberbatch’s character experiences flashbacks to his traumatic childhood. The poster, meanwhile, shows a dapper looking Benny C drinking and smoking while fully-dressed in the bath.

For those unfamiliar with the project, Patrick Melrose is a five-part series based on the semi-autobiographical novels of Edward St. Aubyn, which follow his dysfunctional upbringing as part of an upper-class English family and his later alcohol and heroin addictions, as well as his loves and losses. The character of Melrose has been described as “an aristocratic and outrageously funny playboy who struggles to overcome the damage inflicted by a horribly abusive father and the mother who tacitly condoned the behavior.
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New poster and trailer for Patrick Melrose starring Benedict Cumberbatch

With a little over a month to go until the premiere of the limited event series Patrick Melrose, a new teaser trailer has arrived online for Showtime’s upcoming small screen adaptation of Edward St Aubyn’s book series along with a poster featuring Benedict Cumberbatch’s titular character; take a look below…

In a tour de force role, Benedict Cumberbatch plays the titular character who struggles to overcome the damage inflicted by a horribly abusive father and the mother who tacitly condoned his behavior. Academy Award nominee Jennifer Jason Leigh (The Hateful Eight) and Screen Actors Guild® winner Hugo Weaving (The Matrix trilogy) also star as the parents of Patrick Melrose. Rounding out this accomplished cast are Anna Madeley (The Crown), Blythe Danner (Meet the Fockers), Allison Williams (Girls), Pip Torrens (The Crown), Jessica Raine (Call the Midwife), Prasanna Puwanarajah (Doctor Foster), Holliday Grainger (Bonnie & Clyde), Indira Varma
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Benedict Cumberbatch in ‘Patrick Melrose’: ‘Sherlock’ star rocks eye patch in first trailer [Watch]

Just weeks after his performance in the acclaimed PBS telefilm “The Child in Time,” Benedict Cumberbatch takes on the title role in Showtime’s lavish new limited series “Patrick Melrose.” This five-part adaptation of the bestselling series of books by Edward St. Aubyn debuts on May 12, just a few weeks before TV academy voters start casting their Emmy Awards nominations ballots. Watch the first extended trailer above that showcases the Emmy-winning “Sherlock” star.

St. Aubyn’s quintet of novels — “Never Mind” (1992); “Bad News” (1994); “Some Hope” (1996) “Mother’s Milk” (2005) and “At Last” (2012) — was re-released as “The Patrick Melrose Novels” in 2012. The author adapted “Mother’s Milk,” which contended for the Booker prize, for a 2012 film version directed by Gerald Fox. “Smash” star Jack Davenport played the part.

Tackling the adaptation this time around is BAFTA-nominated David Nicholls. He crafted the 2015 film adaptation of the Thomas Hardy classic “Far From the Madding Crowd
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‘Patrick Melrose’ Trailer: Benedict Cumberbatch Loses His Mind in Brilliant New Look at Showtime Series

‘Patrick Melrose’ Trailer: Benedict Cumberbatch Loses His Mind in Brilliant New Look at Showtime Series
Add the latest “Patrick Melrose” promo to the list of the year’s best television trailers. The five-part Showtime limited series stars Benedict Cumberbatch as a drug-addicted man trying to beat substance abuse and overcome the trauma of his abusive childhood. Hugo Weaving and Jennifer Jason Leigh play the titular character’s parents.

Showtime has debuted a new trailer for “Patrick Melrose” that expertly charts the character’s fractured psych. The rapid-fire editing style cuts between the past and present as we see Patrick’s abusive father and how the character’s childhood trauma still haunts his older self. The trailer has the frazzled, kinetic mania of a Danny Boyle film.

“Patrick Melrose,” which Cumberbatch also executive produces, premieres May 12 on Showtime. The seres is based on the literary series written by Edward St. Aubyn. Watch the trailer below.
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‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’: Sterling K. Brown Is Even Better as a Villain Than He Is at Being a Hero

‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’: Sterling K. Brown Is Even Better as a Villain Than He Is at Being a Hero
[Editor’s note: The following contains spoilers for “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” Season 5, Episode 11, “The Box.”]

Jake Peralta, Andy Samberg’s renegade goofy police officer on “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” is a character that has always been built on intuition and a sharp appreciation of action movies. The cop movies Peralta grew up idolizing often lead him astray, but there’s always something in his approach that pays off at the end. This week’s “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” may have referenced “Die Hard,” but this bottle episode benefited from having its own Hannibal Lecter. And it needed the perfect actor to play the man behind the perfect crime.

Enter Sterling K. Brown. In a role that cements him as one of the most versatile TV actors working, Brown anchored one of the best “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” half hours in recent memory, providing the ideal foil to a tandem interrogation from Peralta and Captain Holt (Andre Braugher). As accused murderous dentist Philip Davidson, Brown’s
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Benedict Cumberbatch Stars In New Promo For Showtime’s Patrick Melrose

Benedict Cumberbatch is returning to TV for Showtime’s drama miniseries Patrick Melrose and with the show’s arrival now less than two months away, a short new promo trailer has debuted. It’s a sparse teaser unfortunately, not really showing us any footage and instead relying on the British star’s sheer star power and good looks to entice the audience into watching… which, let’s be honest, will probably do the trick.

For those unfamiliar with the project, Patrick Melrose is a five-part series based on the semi-autobiographical novels of Edward St. Aubyn, which follow his dysfunctional upbringing as part of an upper-class English family and his later alcohol and heroin addictions, as well as his loves and losses. The character of Melrose has been described as “an aristocratic and outrageously funny playboy who struggles to overcome the damage inflicted by a horribly abusive father and the mother who tacitly condoned the behavior.
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New clip from Patrick Melrose starring Benedict Cumberbatch

Showtime has released a clip for the upcoming small screen adaptation of Edward St Aubyn’s book series Patrick Melrose featuring Benedict Cumberbatch along with a premiere date reveal for the limited drama series of May 12th; take a look below…

See Also: Watch the trailer for Patrick Melrose here

In a tour de force role, Benedict Cumberbatch plays the titular character who struggles to overcome the damage inflicted by a horribly abusive father and the mother who tacitly condoned his behavior. Academy Award nominee Jennifer Jason Leigh (The Hateful Eight) and Screen Actors Guild® winner Hugo Weaving (The Matrix trilogy) also star as the parents of Patrick Melrose. Rounding out this accomplished cast are Anna Madeley (The Crown), Blythe Danner (Meet the Fockers), Allison Williams (Girls), Pip Torrens (The Crown), Jessica Raine (Call the Midwife), Prasanna Puwanarajah (Doctor Foster), Holliday Grainger (Bonnie & Clyde), Indira Varma (Game of Thrones
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First Photos And Clip From Benedict Cumberbatch’s Patrick Melrose Debut

Showtime’s Patrick Melrose, starring Sherlock‘s Benedict Cumberbatch in the lead, has now been given a release date. The miniseries is due to premiere on the network at 9pm Et on May 12th and along with that news comes a bunch of promo photos and a sneak peak at the pilot episode.

For those unfamiliar with the project, Patrick Melrose is a five-part series based on the semi-autobiographical novels of Edward St. Aubyn, which follow his dysfunctional upbringing as part of an upper-class English family and his later alcohol and heroin addictions, as well as his loves and losses. The character of Melrose has been described as “an aristocratic and outrageously funny playboy who struggles to overcome the damage inflicted by a horribly abusive father and the mother who tacitly condoned the behavior.”

For more, here’s the official plot synopsis:

“The limited series will be a true television saga,
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Patrick Melrose: Showtime Reveals Premiere Date for Benedict Cumberbatch Series (Video)

Below, watch a new sneak peek of the Patrick Melrose TV show, starring Benedict Cumberbatch. The first season of this five-part limited series will premiere on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 9:00pm Et/Pt. Based on the semi-autobiographical Edward St. Aubyn novels, Patrick Melrose stars Cumberbatch in the title role. The Showtime TV series cast also includes: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Hugo Weaving, Anna Madeley, Blythe Danner, Allison Williams, Pip Torrens, Jessica Raine, Prasanna Puwanarajah, Holliday Grainger, Indira Varma, and Celia Imrie. Read More…
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Benedict Cumberbatch in ‘Patrick Melrose’ on Showtime May 12: ‘Sherlock’ star could win another Emmy [Watch]

Benedict Cumberbatch in ‘Patrick Melrose’ on Showtime May 12: ‘Sherlock’ star could win another Emmy [Watch]
Benedict Cumberbatch is returning to TV in a big way with the title role in Showtime’s upcoming limited series “Patrick Melrose.” This five-part adaptation of the bestselling series of books by Edward St. Aubyn debuts on May 12, just a few weeks before TV academy voters start casting their Emmy Awards nominations ballots. Watch an extended clip above that showcases the Emmy-winning “Sherlock” star.

The lavish production traces the devolution of Patrick Melrose, from the hedonism of the French Riviera of the 1960s to the decadence of 1980s New York City to the Rule Britannia era of London in the first decade of this century. Oscar nominee Jennifer Jason Leigh and “Matrix” star Hugo Weaving play Patrick’s parents.

St. Aubyn’s quintet of novels — “Never Mind” (1992); “Bad News” (1994); “Some Hope” (1996) “Mother’s Milk” (2005) and “At Last” (2012) — was re-released as “The Patrick Melrose Novels” in 2012. The author adapted “Mother’s Milk,
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Benedict Cumberbatch’s ‘Patrick Melrose’ Sets Showtime Premiere Date

Benedict Cumberbatch’s ‘Patrick Melrose’ Sets Showtime Premiere Date
Showtime announced the premiere date for the Benedict Cumberbatch-led limited series “Patrick Melrose” on Friday.

The series will debut on Saturday, May 12 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Showtime hopes to expand its original scripted offerings on Saturday nights with the five-part series, which is based on the semi-autobiographical Patrick Melrose novels by Edward St. Aubyn.

“As the size of our programming slate continues to grow, it makes sense for Showtime to offer another night of premieres – allowing us the opportunity to eventize series like ‘Patrick Melrose,'” said David Nevins, president and CEO of Showtime Networks Inc. “Offering original
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Cumberbatch's Patrick Melrose to Launch Showtime's New Saturday Plan

Cumberbatch's Patrick Melrose to Launch Showtime's New Saturday Plan
Showtime is adding scripted originals to Saturday nights, starting with the Benedict Cumberbatch-led Patrick Melrose.

Based on the semi-autobiographical novels written by Edward St. Aubyn, the limited series will premiere May 12 at 9/8c, airing for five consecutive Saturdays. Watch a teaser clip above.

“As the size of our programming slate continues to grow, it makes sense … to offer another night of premieres – allowing us the opportunity to eventize series like Patrick Melrose,” Showtime president David Nevins said in a statement.

As the title character, Cumberbatch struggles to overcome the damage inflicted by a horribly abusive father and the mother
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Could Red Skull Make A Return In Avengers: Infinity War?

One of the oldest fan theories rolling around the McU is that Steve Rogers’ original nemesis Red Skull is not dead. Considering his immense importance in the comic book world, it was a curious decision to kill off Hugo Weaving’s disfigured Nazi villain after only one appearance back in 2011’s Captain America: The First Avenger. If you’ll recall, the character foolishly attempted to hold the Tesseract with his bare hands, obliterating himself in the process.

But is that what really happened? As has been fairly obvious for a while now, the Tesseract is really the Space Stone, of the all-powerful Infinity Stones that Thanos is desperate to get his gauntleted hand on. One of its abilities is that it can be used to travel through the cosmos. So, what if Red Skull was not disintegrated as we thought but actually sent to some distant planet?

New fuel was just added to this theory,
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Memo to Distributors: Buy These 9 Movies from the 2018 Berlin International Film Festival

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Memo to Distributors: Buy These 9 Movies from the 2018 Berlin International Film Festival
For all of its well-documented troubles, the Berlin International Film Festival is still a veritable smorgasbord for adventurous distributors who might be willing to take a chance on some exciting arthouse cinema. Most of the approximately 400 movies that play at the massive annual showcase will never see the light of day in the United States, either in theaters or even on streaming platforms, but the ones that are scooped up for domestic release tend to make an outsized impact once they land on these shores. Two of the current nominees for Best Foreign Language Film premiered at last year’s Berlinale (“On Body and Soul” and “A Fantastic Woman”), while other standouts from the 2017 edition like “Félicité” and “The Other Side of Hope” eventually became highlights of the fall movie season.

As always, the 2018 festival was completely overwhelming, and offered a handful of buried treasure that American audiences deserve to see.
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Is Black Panther's Killmonger The Best Villain in the McU?

If you've been on social media at all this past weekend, there's a good chance that you've seen a lot of fans talking about Black Panther. A lot of them are talking about Michael B. Jordan's character Killmonger and how he is the best villain in the McU so far.

Audiences are absolutely loving Black Panther. Even Marvel Studio president Kevin Feige says that it's the best Marvel movie. Personally, I think he needs to go back and watch some of their past movies and be reminded of what they've done because there are some pretty amazing films that I think are still better than Black Panther. That's just my opinion, though.

As far as Killmonger being the best villain in the McU, Marvel has had issues with their villains in the past. I think any Marvel fan will admit to that. But, do you think he's the best?
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Berlin Facetime: Director Lance Daly on ‘Black 47’

Berlin Facetime: Director Lance Daly on ‘Black 47’
Lance Daly’s “Black 47” is a potent mix of social drama and violent revenge story, centering its intense action during Ireland’s Great Famine. Daly recruited an exceptionally strong cast for “Black 47,” including Hugo Weaving, Stephen Rea, Jim Broadbent, Moe Dunford and Barry Keoghan. With the film premiering Feb. 16 at Berlinale, Daly spoke with Variety about his inspirations, challenges, and what’s on the horizon. By Nick Clement

What inspired you to tell this story?

The Great Famine of 1845-1852 was the single most important event in Irish history. It had a catastrophic effect on the country’s population, and considering the amazing generation of Irish filmmakers that came before me, I was stunned that this period had never before been dramatized in cinema. After making the film, I can understand why…

Who are some of your influences?

I’m inspired by Leone, Kurosawa and Peckinpah, and we screened and debated “The Duellists,” “The New World,” “Aguirre
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Berlinale: ‘Black 47’ Review: Dir. Lance Daly (2018)

Black 47 review: Revenge is the order of the day in this bleak, but battle-heavy film, a co-production of Ireland and Luxembourg, directed by Lance Daly.

Blackk 47 review by Paul Heath.

Black 47 review

James Frecheville commands the screen in a ruggish performance as defecting soldier Martin Feeney who has returned to Irish homeland after fighting for the British crown in the war in Afghanistan. The year is 1847, the rural surroundings of Ireland suffering from the potato famine, something which has already claimed over a million lives. Those who have fallen victim to the blight are most of his family, his mother to the famine and his brother sentenced to death by the British occupying forces. Out of sheer desperation, the young soldier traces the people responsible for this family’s demise, tall of the way up to key pollical figures in the Irish landscape and starts a violent vendetta
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‘Profile’ Review: Timur Bekmambetov’s Immersive Thriller About a Journalist Catfishing Isis — Berlinale 2018

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‘Profile’ Review: Timur Bekmambetov’s Immersive Thriller About a Journalist Catfishing Isis — Berlinale 2018
The best and most harrowing addition to the quickly growing sub-genre of movies that take place entirely within the space of a computer screen, Timur Bekmambetov’s “Profile” brings a new and much-needed dimension to its conceit by using it in the service of a semi-realistic story. That’s uncharted territory for a type of filmmaking which — like so many cinematic innovations before it — was born out of shlock. Asinine early attempts like Nacho Vigalando’s “Open Windows” suggested that a degree of absurdity was required to justify the aesthetic, while “Unfriended” (which Bekmambetov produced) was only willing to trace the connection between digital relationships and real-world consequences to a certain point; what began as a cautionary tale about online bullying ended as a supernatural horror story about a Skype-loving demon.

“Profile” is different. While nobody is ever going to confuse the movie for a documentary — making for at
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‘Transit’ Review: Christian Petzold’s Beguiling Refugee Romance Is Like a Kafkaesque ‘Casablanca’ — Berlinale 2018

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‘Transit’ Review: Christian Petzold’s Beguiling Refugee Romance Is Like a Kafkaesque ‘Casablanca’ — Berlinale 2018
A man arrives in purgatory, eager to learn his eternal fate. The divine judgement, however, is slow to arrive. The minutes turn to hours, the hours turn to days, and the days begin to blur together in a place where time has no meaning. Eventually, after what feels to him like a hundred years, the man begs for a verdict. “What are you talking about?” comes the reply. “You’ve been in hell since you got here.”

That grim parable is told to Georg (“Happy End” breakout Franz Rogowski) roughly halfway into Christian Petzold’s “Transit,” and yet the poor bastard doesn’t seem to realize that it’s about him. The inscrutable hero of an inscrutable film that unfolds like a remake of “Casablanca” as written by Franz Kafka, Georg has just escaped occupied Paris by the skin of his teeth, stowing away on a train to the port of Marseille.
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