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Fantastic Beasts: You've Definitely Seen Young Grindelwald in a Harry Potter Movie Before

Even as a prequel, The Crimes of Grindelwald won't shy away from flashbacks, because that's just how Wizarding World lore rolls. In his memories and in front of the Mirror of Erised, Albus Dumbledore reveals a complicated, as well as frustratingly vague, relationship with the dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald in his younger days. As evil as he may become, teenage Grindelwald is quite the looker. And after you get over his total suaveness, you may recognize him if you followed the original Harry Potter movie series.

Yup, Jamie Campbell Bower is, arguably, one of the many Easter eggs for Harry Potter fans. He portrayed Grindelwald not only in the latest prequel movie, but also way back in the days of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1. In the penultimate movie, Harry has a vision about a thief stealing the Elder Wand, and it's none other than Grindelwald. While Bower's role is relatively small,
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Fantastic Beasts: You've Definitely Seen Young Grindelwald in a Harry Potter Movie Before

Even as a prequel, The Crimes of Grindelwald won't shy away from flashbacks, because that's just how Wizarding World lore rolls. In his memories and in front of the Mirror of Erised, Albus Dumbledore reveals a complicated, as well as frustratingly vague, relationship with the dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald in his younger days. As evil as he may become, teenage Grindelwald is quite the looker. And after you get over his total suaveness, you may recognize him if you followed the original Harry Potter movie series.

Yup, Jamie Campbell Bower is, arguably, one of the many Easter eggs for Harry Potter fans. He portrayed Grindelwald not only in the latest prequel movie, but also way back in the days of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1. In the penultimate movie, Harry has a vision about a thief stealing the Elder Wand, and it's none other than Grindelwald. While Bower's role is relatively small,
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Homecoming Review: An Engrossing Conspiracy Thriller

Louisa Mellor Nov 9, 2018

From the creator of Mr Robot and starring Julia Roberts, Amazon’s Homecoming thriller channels classic '70s paranoia…

Before it was a TV show starring Julia Roberts and Bobby Cannavale, Homecoming was an audio drama starring Catherine Keener and David Schwimmer. Two seasons have been released so far, telling the story of Heidi Bergman, a counsellor working at a facility helping to reintegrate traumatised veterans into society.

Amazon bought the rights and brought in Mr. Robot’s Sam Esmail to add pictures to Eli Horowitz and Micah Bloomberg’s story. By all accounts, after a faithful adaptation of the podcast’s first episode, he and the team have added a great deal more than just pictures. Heidi’s story has been both expanded and accelerated, while background elements have been developed in preparation for an already-commissioned second season (look out for a mid-credits scene in the
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‘Carol’ Producer Stephen Woolley Develops Remake Of Kurosawa’s ‘Ikiru’ As He Celebrates Scala Cinema

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‘Carol’ Producer Stephen Woolley Develops Remake Of Kurosawa’s ‘Ikiru’ As He Celebrates Scala Cinema
Carol and On Chesil Beach producer Stephen Woolley is developing a remake of Akira Kurosawa’s Ikiru set in London in the 1950s. Woolley, who runs Number 9 Films with Elizabeth Karlsen, revealed the remake in the foreword of a book celebrating the Scala Cinema, the ambitious theater that he set up in 1979. Scala Cinema: 1978 to 1993 by Jane Giles is published by Fab Press on October 18.

The cinema, which was a British equivalent to the grindhouse venues on the West Coast of the U.S., was founded in 1970 and its first all-nighter showed Ikiru, the classic Japanese feature that followed a bureaucrat trying to find meaning in his life after discovering he has terminal cancer.

“I still get inspiration from these beautiful Scala programmes,” Woolley said. “Nearly 40 years on from that Scala screening, I’m reading a screenplay today for a version I commissioned that will be set in 1950s London,
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Fenella Fielding dies by Jennie Kermode - 2018-09-12 00:06:11

Fenella Fielding with sometime rival Kenneth Williams in Carry On Screaming

Fenella Fielding, the husky-voiced actress once dubbed 'England's first lay of the double entendre', has passed away at the age of 90 due to complications from a stroke. Much loved for her appearances in Carry On Screaming and Carry On Regardless, she also appeared in cult TV series The Avengers and Danger Man and lent her vocal talents to The Prisoner and Magic Roundabout spin-off film Dougal And The Blue Cat.

After surviving a brutal childhood, Fielding won a scholarship to Rada and made a name for herself by appearing in comedy revues. She went on to receive acclaim for her performances in the work of Shakespeare and Euripides. Though she struggled to find good film roles in her later years, she recently found a recurring role in TV hit Skins. Earlier this year she received an OBE. She suffered a stroke in August,
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‘The Prisoner #4′ Review (Titan Comics)

Written by Peter Milligan | Art by Colin Lorimer | Published by Titan Comics

What’s the sign of a good book? Really making you look forward to that next issue. What’s the sign of a Great book? One that makes you check the schedules each week to see when it’s going to appear. For me, this is a great book. Milligan is writing it on several levels, you can choose to just enjoy it on the one level you so choose, or you can look for all the hidden winks and nods, the sly digs at authority and the political classes, the microscope held up to society. Most importantly for me, it continues to bottle the essence of what made The Prisoner great, while making strides forward with new characters and new interpretations.

Final issue time, and I’ll say up front I’m expecting a nice little tidy resolution.
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‘The Prisoner: Original Art Edition’ Review (Titan Comics)

Written by Jack Kirby, Steve Englehart | Art by Jack Kirby, Gil Kane | Published by Titan Comics

I’ll be honest here, and say this won’t really be a review. A review is when you approach something objectively, weigh up its pros and cons, and hopefully throw in some entertaining prose. This book, the fabled unpublished Marvel Comics Prisoner, is not something you can objectively review. It’s 70′s Marvel. It’s prime Kirby, and Steve Englehart and Gil Kane are nothing to be sneezed at either. And it’s The Prisoner, an iconic series celebrating its 50th anniversary. I’d give it five stars for any combination of the above, but throw in the way this has been lovingly presented, curated even, by Titan, then this is an absolute slam dunk.

For those not in the know, Marvel Comics bought the comic book rights to The Prisoner TV show back in the early 1970′s.
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Titan to publish The Prisoner official sequel Shattered Visage

In news coming out of Comic-Con, Titan has announced that it is set to publish the long out of print official sequel to the classic TV series The Prisoner with the release of The Prisoner: Shattered Visage.

Originally published in 1988, Shattered Visage tells the story of former secret agent Alice Drake, whose round-the-world solo voyage is interrupted when she is accidentally shipwrecked and washes up on the shores of The Village. There she encounters Number Six, finds out what has become of Number Two, and discovers the true purpose of The Village.

“When I was approached to do a series based on The Prisoner, I leapt at the chance,” said writer and artist Dean Motter. “It was one of my favourite TV shows when it first aired … My thinking turned to doing it as a post-modernist fable – one that took place in the current era, but that would re-open the questions from the original saga.
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‘The Prisoner #2′ Review (Titan Comics)

Written by Peter Milligan | Art by Colin Lorimer | Published by Titan Comics

What a great re-launch of this property issue 1 was. Any doubts there were about The Prisoner, the epitome of late 1960′s quirky TV along with shows like The Avengers, being out of date or simply not relevant were firmly put to bed. Peter Milligan managed to seamlessly combine the elements of what made the original great, with elements from the here and now, and created a whole new beast. Information is power, was then and is even more so now. Just ask Breen.

Breen, of course, is the newest inhabitant of The Village. For those coming in late, Breen is a MI5 agent, and has deliberately got himself captured and made a ‘guest’ of The Village. Why? His partner and lover, Carey, was herself taken by The Village, and Breen wants to rescue her. I should say ‘was
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‘The Prisoner #1′ Review (Titan Comics)

Written by Peter Milligan | Art by Colin Lorimer | Published by Titan Comics

You know something has a place in the national consciousness when it keeps reappearing every generation. The Prisoner has become just such a cult hit, its fans every bit as passionate as those of Star Trek or Star Wars for example. Just so happens I’m a fan of all the above, but The Prisoner is a truly unique concept. I loved the uncertainty of it all. Is what’s going on real? Who are the bad guys? Who can you trust? It originally tapped into a late 1960′s distrust of authority, and it didn’t hurt that it also embraced the spy genre, going through James Bond-fueled popularity at the time. The TV show was surprisingly brief, just 17 episodes, considering how influential the show is, but the show was just the beginning as it turned out.
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Titan to publish long-lost The Prisoner comic book from Jack Kirby

As part of its celebrations for the 50th anniversary of The Prisoner, Titan Comics has announced the publication of an oversized artist edition of a long-lost Prisoner comic book classic by Jack Kirby, Gil Kane and Steve Englehart.

This special oversized collectors edition will contain the entire 17 page Jack Kirby strip, the first six pages of which were inked and lettered by Mike Royer, as well as 18 pages of pencils drawn by legendary comic artist Gil Kane. In addition to reprinting these rare pages, this collection also features unmissable bonus archive material including facsimiles of the original script as written by Steve Englehart.

Meanwhile, Titan is also set to launch a brand new comic book series set in the world of The Prisoner by celebrated writer Peter Milligan (X-Statix, The Mummy) and artist Colin Lorimer (The Hunt, Harvest). Check out the cover artwork to the first issue here…

The Prisoner and © Itc Entertainment Group Limited.
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Kirby & Kane’s Unpublished The Prisoner Comics to Be Released

Jack Kirby and Gil Kane’s elusive 1970s comic series The Prisoner is set to finally get a release. The series, which was never officially released to the public, was an attempt by Kirby and Kane to adapt the 1967 British espionage television series of the same name for Marvel.

Titan Comics will release a hardcover compilation of the unreleased comic series, dubbed The Prisoner: Original Art Edition, to be released this July. The book will contain an issue adapting the television series’ pilot, as well as 18 pages of Kane’s penciling work and an episode script penned by Steve Englehart.
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Remembering Peter Wyngarde

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Actor Peter Wyngarde passed away last Monday at age 90. Although not well known in America, Wyngarde was a very popular actor in the UK thanks to his roles in the iconic TV series "Department S" and "Jason King". Wyngarde also guest starred in such iconic British shows as "The Avengers", " The Saint" and "The Prisoner", in which he appeared as Number Two in the episode "Checkmate". He also appeared in the cult horror film "Burn, Witch, Burn" and made an eerie silent appearance as the ghostly Peter Quint in the classic 1963 film "The Innocents". For more on his career, click here. 
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Doctor Who series 10: the deleted scenes

Kirsten Howard Jan 11, 2018

Not had chance to pick up the 10th series of Doctor Who on DVD/Blu-ray yet? No worries, you can watch all the deleted scenes right here...

For those of us who haven't yet managed to grab series 10 on DVD or Blu-ray, today we thank BBC America for uploading to YouTube the deleted Doctor Who scenes we deseprately wanted to have a look at. Truly the real MVPs of online video this week, if we were able to get away with posting a trophy emoji celebrating your gift without breaking our HTML (we're working on it), we would.

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Despite our lack of emoji-based gratitude to the Beeb, please feel free to go ahead and feast your eyes on all 13-ish minutes of the deleted Doctor Who series 10 scenes below.
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Total War: Three Kingdoms reveal trailer and details

Matthew Byrd Jan 11, 2018

Total War comes to ancient China in this stunning debut trailer for Three Kingdoms. Plus! First details emerge...

Shortly after the Total War team teased the announcement of their next game, a group of fans leaked the intended reveal. As such, the developers decided to just go ahead and release the trailer for Total War: Three Kingdoms. 

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This game is already being met with widespread acclaim from Total War fans who have eagerly waited for developer Creative Assembly to develop another historical Total War title. The only Total War games the studio has developed since 2015's Total War: Attila have all taken place in the Warhammer universe. While those games received quite a bit of critical acclaim, they didn't quite satisfy the need for grand-scale historical conflicts.
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Atari Pong cabinet turns classic into analogue experience

Matthew Byrd Jan 11, 2018

It's Pong, but with the physicality of air hockey. Atari unveils a new take on its two-player classic...

Pong is one of the most historically significant games ever made, but modern gaming fans might find it hard to play the game for more than 10 minutes without realizing there is a world of better entertainment options available. It would take quite the feat to bring Pong into the modern age in a way that genuinely excites people. 

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However, Atari may have managed to do just that. 

At CES 2018, Atari revealed a table version of Pong that utilizes physical and digital elements to recreate the classic game. Players sit at opposite ends of the table and use sensitivity dials to control their respective paddles. So far, that probably sounds like classic Pong.
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Vikings season 5 episode 5 review: The Prisoner

Laura Akers Dec 22, 2017

The Prisoner isn't one of Vikings' best instalments. Spoilers ahead in our review...

This review contains spoilers.

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5.5 The Prisoner

We all have our pet peeves. As both a general viewer and a critic, one of my biggest is the unnecessary plot hole.

Is there such a thing as a necessary plot hole? I suppose such a thing is possible, especially in an age where more writers and directors take risks playing with meta-narrative. But when a plot hole is not just unnecessary but intellectually lazy, it is particularly vexing.

And the way that last week’s The Plan ended and this week’s The Prisoner began, not simply repeating the same footage but actually restaging the same
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The Prisoner at 50: celebrating a landmark TV show

Jamie Andrew Sep 29, 2017

Now celebrating its 50th anniversary, Patrick McGoohan’s The Prisoner was imaginative, unfathomable, and years ahead of its time...

It’s fifty years this month since The Prisoner premiered on British screens, bringing with it blazers, badges and mind-bending bad guys. The show ran for a mere two years, two truncated seasons and seventeen episodes, but its surreal imagery, iconic catchphrases, cerebral plots and absolutely bonkers ending have earned it a perennial place in our cultural consciousness.

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It's truly an odd-beast, quintessentially sixties in some respects, timeless in others. It's hard to describe or define it as any one thing: it's a spy show that isn't a spy show; it's an action show with bigger
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"The Prisoner Con" Celebrates 50th Anniversary Of Patrick McGoohan's Classic TV Series

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Some enterprising fans of Patrick McGoohan's landmark television series "The Prisoner" intend to celebrate the show's 50th anniversary with a multi-day convention that will be held in Seattle on September 29-October 1, 2017. You may not get to meet Number One but you will have plenty of activities including screenings, lectures, appearances by actors who were in the show, musical performances, cocktail parties and theatrical re-enactments. For more details and ticket info click here. "Be seeing you!" 
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Person of Interest's Jim Caviezel to Star in CBS' Navy Seal Drama Pilot

Person of Interest's Jim Caviezel to Star in CBS' Navy Seal Drama Pilot
Jim Caviezel is coming back to CBS to play another military man.

The Person of Interest star has signed on to play the lead role in the network’s untitled Navy Seal drama pilot, our sister site Variety is reporting. Caviezel will play Jason, the respected leader of a team of elite SEALs who’s been through more than a dozen deployments.

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He joins a number of familiar faces already cast in the pilot, including Max Thieriot (Bates Motel), A.J. Buckley (Justified, Supernatural) and Neil Brown Jr. (Suits,
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