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Sandra Oh set to star in BBC America's 'Killing Eve'

Sandra Oh set to star in BBC America's 'Killing Eve'
Female-led spy series created by Fleabag’s Phoebe Waller-Bridge will debut in 2018.

BBC America announced on Tuesday that Sandra Oh has been cast in the title role of the network’s eight-episode scripted series Killing Eve.

Based on the novellas by Luke Jennings, Bbca’s Killing Eve centres on Eve, a bored pay-grade security services operative and Villanelle, an elegant, talented killer who clings to the luxuries her violent job affords her. The spy action thriller follows the two women as they go head-to-head in a game of cat-and-mouse.

The series produced by Sid Gentle Films comes from Phoebe Waller-Bridge, creator of BBC UK and Amazon’s Fleabag, who will serve as showrunner and executive producer.

Sally Woodward Gentle and Lee Morris will serve as executive producers alongside Waller-Bridge.

Oh has appeared in TV series such as American Crime and HBO’s Arli$$, but is most known for her Golden Globe-winning turn in ABC’s long-running drama Grey
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Dancing at the Blue Iguana: DVD review

Directed by Michael Radford, Dancing at the Blue Iguana tells the stories of five women who work as pole dancers at the ‘Blue Iguana’ club in Los Angeles. Played by Daryl Hannah, Jennifer Tilly, Sheila Kelley, Charlotte Ayanna and Sandra Oh, the women all have complex, issue-ridden lives beyond their status as exotic dancers. The two-hour long film was developed from a series of improvisation workshops and it is the reliance on improvisation, rather than a strong script and firm sense of direction, that is the crux of the problems with this film.

The use of improvisation is not new, with the British director Mike Leigh as perhaps the best known for its use. Leigh’s use of improvisation, however, works because he uses it sparingly and at the rehearsal stage in order to allow his cast to develop their characters. Leigh says, “That last scene in Secrets and Lies,
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Adaptation of Palahniuk’s novel Snuff gets cast

Here’s some mighty interesting news, a new adaptation of Chuck Palahniuk’s novel Snuff is in the works and it has scored itself three cast members. Fabien Martorell the director sent word to Palahniuk’s official site about the casting news.

To set the scene here is the synopsis for Snuff (Amazon): Cassie Wright, porn priestess, intends to cap her legendary career by breaking the world record for serial fornication porn movies, on camera, with six hundred men. Snuff unfolds through the perspectives of Mr. 600, Mr. 72, Mr. 137, and Wright’s personal assistant, Sheila. With his satirical narrative and thorough research, Chuck Palahniuk reveals through these four characters the little-known facts and histories of not only pornography and sexual deviance, but also acting and life in and out of the spotlight, and throughout the novel shows the rarely acknowledged presence of pornography in modern America.

The main character of
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The Howling is the latest horror franchise to get a re-boot

Like Halloween and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Howling franchise is set to start over. The werewolf franchise that started in 1981 with The Howling and went on to have six sequels will have new life due to producers Joel Kastelberg (Sleep With Me, Mr. Jealousy) and Etchie Stroh (Stranger Than Fiction, Dancing At The Blue Iguana), who will be re-starting the franchise with The Howling: Reborn.

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Dancing at the Film Experience

Glenn from Stale Popcorn here to throw in two cents worth of discussion about the year 2001 per Nathaniel's request.

Last week for the year 2000 I discussed a favourite from that year that I felt had been criminally underrated. At least a lot of people have seen that movie for it to be underrated. The 2001 film that I want to shine a light on has been seen by about three people (and a goat).

If you had to ask me what profession has gotten the worst representation in the history of cinema I would probably point to stripping. Oh sure, we all love Showgirls but when paired up with Demi Moore's Striptease, the profession has never quite been the same. Throw in the absurd I Know Who Killed Me starring the ghost of Lindsay Lohan's career, the "all star" Spun and even the dead-boring (if you can believe it
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Daryl Hannah's Stripper Pole Workout

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Daryl Hannah's Stripper Pole Workout
Darryl Hannah has found the perfect way to fight aging and keep her sexy figure - pole dancing. Daryl had to perfect the erotic moves for her role in Dancing At The Blue Iguana, and the 41- year-old actress insists it is the ideal way for women to keep in shape. She says, "I worked hard to learn pole tricks and got in amazing shape. I don't have a pole at home - but there's something in my barn that functions as one. If women had poles, they could stay in great shape."

Darryl Hannah Takes Pole Position

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Darryl Hannah Takes Pole Position
Notoriously shy actress Daryl Hannah stunned the audience on a talk show by entertaining them with an exhibition of her pole dancing skills. The 40-year-old actress, told Jay Leno she had worked at a real strip club preparing for her role as an erotic dancer in the new movie Dancing At The Blue Iguana - before taking to a pole in the studio to demonstrate her new skills. Hannah, who remained fully dressed throughout told Leno, "I had to learn how to dance. Most of my research was backstage. I was so nervous about learning how to dance that I would forget how to strip."

Daryl Hannah Wins Damages Over 'Dog's Birthday' Allegations

Daryl Hannah Wins Damages Over 'Dog's Birthday' Allegations
Daryl Hannah has won damages over false stories that appeared in Britain's The Mirror newspaper. The paper wrongly alleged she flew to Los Angeles for her dog's birthday, when she should have rehearsing for her London stage role in The Seven Year Itch. Her lawyer Simon Smith told a judge in the High Court in London that the "false and very embarrassing" allegations appeared in an article in The Mirror last October entitled Jittery Daryl Goes Walkies. He says the article reported that Hannah had unaccountably flown to Los Angeles when she should have been attending last-minute rehearsals "and that she did this contrary to the wishes of the play's producers, who became 'panicked' at her absence". Mr Smith adds, "It was reported that she then returned to the theatre in London four days later and, when further questioned about the 'urgent business' she had attended to in Los Angeles, claimed that she had been obliged to return home because it was her dog's birthday." The truth was, he says, that a month before the play's opening Hannah travelled to Toronto, Canada with the play's director, Michael Radford, to promote the film, Dancing At The Blue Iguana, in which they had both been involved. The actress has accepted an undisclosed sum.

Daryl Hannah Researches Role In Strip Club

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Daryl Hannah Researches Role In Strip Club
Leggy actress Daryl Hannah (photos) got to grips with her new movie role by taking her clothes off - in nightclubs. Currently wowing London theatre-goers in a stage version of the classic Marilyn Monroe film, Thge Seven Year Itch, The (1955), Daryl is set to play a stripper in Dancing at the Blue Iguana (2000). Daryl has gone to great lengths to familiarize herself with the role - even donning a black wig and stripping for real in clubs. And she was so good at it director Michael Radford (photos) admits, "I did not know it was her until she offered me a lap-dance. She plays an ex-Las Vegas showgirl who is slightly over the hill. She is a ditz and a pothead. Her basic story is that life is passing her by."

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