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Sean Penn to Direct, Star in ‘Flag Day’ With Daughter Dylan Penn

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Sean Penn to Direct, Star in ‘Flag Day’ With Daughter Dylan Penn
Sean Penn is set to direct and star in the conman drama “Flag Day” alongside his daughter Dylan Penn, his son Hopper Penn, Josh Brolin and Miles Teller.

The cast includes two-time Tony Award winner Norbert Leo Butz (“Fosse/Verdon”), Dale Dickey, Eddie Marsan, Bailey Noble, and Katheryn Winnick (“Vikings”).

Jez Butterworth (“Edge of Tomorrow”) wrote the screenplay, which is based on Jennifer Vogel’s 2005 memoir “Flim-Flam Man: The True Story of My Father’s Counterfeit Life.” “Flag Day” is described an illuminating portrait of a daughter struggling to overcome the loving yet dark legacy of her conman father.

Producers are William Horberg, Jon Kilik and Fernando Sulichin. Production companies are Wonderful Films, Rahway Road, New Element Films and Clyde Is Hungry Films.

Rocket Science and Wild Bunch will executive produce and are handling international sales, with CAA Media Finance, which arranged financing for the film, representing the U.S. and China rights.
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‘Flag Day’ Shoot Under Way: Sean Penn Directs & Stars In Drama With Dylan Penn, Josh Brolin, Miles Teller, Katheryn Winnick, More

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‘Flag Day’ Shoot Under Way: Sean Penn Directs & Stars In Drama With Dylan Penn, Josh Brolin, Miles Teller, Katheryn Winnick, More
Shoot is under way on Sean Penn-directed feature drama Flag Day, in which Penn will star alongside daughter Dylan Penn (Elvis & Nixon).

The strong supporting cast joining the production includes Josh Brolin (No Country For Old Men), Norbert Leo Butz (Fair Game), Dale Dickey (Hell Or High Water), Eddie Marsan (Happy-Go-Lucky), Bailey Noble (True Blood), Hopper Penn (War Machine), Miles Teller (Whiplash), and Katheryn Winnick (Vikings).

Jez Butterworth (Edge Of Tomorrow) has penned the screenplay, which is based on Jennifer Vogel’s 2005 memoir Film-Flam Man: The True Story Of My Father’s Counterfeit Life. Based on a true story, the long-gestating film is a portrait of a daughter struggling to overcome the loving but dark legacy of her con man father.

William Horberg (The Talented Mr. Ripley), Jon Kilik (Babel) and Fernando Sulichin (Snowden) are producing the feature, which is a Wonderful Films, Rahway Road, New Element Films and Clyde Is Hungry Films production.
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Vikings: 9 Characters That Were Based on Real Historic Figures

The story writers of the series of Vikings pride themselves on building their successful narrative on historical accounts of the mighty warriors who terrorized seas and conquered territories in the 9th century. Fans of the hit series will be pleased to know that not only are the characters believable and entertaining to watch, but they are based on actual people who once raided territories and enjoyed success. They can be found in the archives of history!

Here are 10 intriguing characters from the show who feature in the history books and who might just be worth a second glance.

Related: Brute Norse: The 10 Most Vicious Fighters On Vikings, Ranked
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Vikings Season 6: What Will be Ragnar's Legacy?

Jamie Andrew Jun 18, 2019

Will light and hope win out over rage and darkness in Vikings season 6? Spoilers ahead.

This article comes from Den of Geek UK.

Warning: contains spoilers for Vikings seasons 1-5.

Something I struggled with quite considerably in the early seasons of Vikings was finding a way to like the characters. I liked them perfectly well as long as they were fighting amongst themselves, settling feudal disputes, standing up to corrupt earls, or simply going about the business of trying to forge a life for themselves as farmers in the cold, inhospitable climate of medieval Norway, but the minute they jumped into their ships, sailed across the sea and started butchering monks, women and children, it's fair to say that my sympathy for them, and empathy with them, decreased rather significantly.

I tried to counter my revulsion at their behavior by reminding myself that the show I'd started
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Into The Badlands: The 10 Most Brutal Fight Scenes, Ranked

When we think about action scenes on television, we often remember certain pivotal points of a show. Good examples may come in the form of a couple of Game of Thrones episodes, or the brutal fights in Vikings. However, what tends to happen most of the time is that fight scenes and battles are seldom the stars of a television series.

Into The Badlands stands out precisely for this reason. The show has some of the best fight scenes on television, and it hasn't disappointed at all since it first premiered back in 2015. Fight scenes are brutal, fluid, and have a huge amount of production value thrown in the mix. There's plenty of fight scenes to choose from, and it's not an easy task. However, with the show recently coming to and end, it's more than time we take a closer look at the 10 most brutal action scenes from Into The Badlands!
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Emmys, Ugh: Daredevil's 11-Minute, 1-Take Fight Not Eligible in Stunt Race

Marvel’s Daredevil has been dealt another blow, six months after being cancelled over at Netflix. And this knockout punch comes at the hands of a 15.5-inch tall lady.

Season 3’s epic, nearly 11-minute, single-take prison riot right scene is not eligible for Outstanding Stunt Coordination for a Drama Series, Limited Series or Movie because — get this — it is too long.

Yep, per Emmy rules (shown below), stunt coordinators can submit a reel no more than three minutes in length. “The TV Academy would only allow a three minute clip, so, unfortunately, that epic oner was not eligible to be shown for stunts consideration,
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TVLine Items: L.A.'s Finest Renewed, Lena Dunham's HBO Encore and More

TVLine Items: L.A.'s Finest Renewed, Lena Dunham's HBO Encore and More
Gabrielle Union and Jessica Alba will be back on the beat as L.A.’s Finest: Spectrum Originals has renewed their Bad Boys offshoot for Season 2.

The series follows Union’s Lapd detective Syd Burnett and her new partner Nancy McKenna (Alba) as they take on the most dangerous criminals in the city while skirting the rules and speed limits.

The Season 1 finale is slated to debut next Monday, June 17, via Spectrum on Demand, after which all 13 episodes of the freshman run will be available to binge for free for Spectrum subscribers.

TVLine’s Cable Renewal Scorecard has been updated with the pickup.
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Michael Rooker joins The Dark Tower TV series

Guardians of the Galaxy star Michael Rooker has revealed on his website that he has joined the cast of Amazon’s TV adaptation of the Stephen King fantasy epic The Dark Tower.

Details on Rooker’s role are being kept under wraps, but the actor joins the previously announced Sam Strike (Nightflyers) as Roland Deschain and Jasper Paakkonen (Vikings) as The Man in Black, along with Jerome Flynn (Game of Thrones).

See Also: Ron Howard discusses his disappointment with The Dark Tower movie

The Dark Tower was originally planned as a prequel to the 2017 movie, but is now a full reboot with no ties to the film. Glen Mazzara (The Walking Dead) is serving as showrunner and executive producer on the thirteen-episode season.

The post Michael Rooker joins The Dark Tower TV series appeared first on Flickering Myth.
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St Louis Blues Make History With First Stanley Cup Win: 12 Things You Didn’t See on TV

There are few events in the sports world more thrilling than Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals, and the NHL more than delivered on Wednesday night with the winner-take-all matchup between the Boston Bruins and the St. Louis Blues.

The Finals Game 7 phenomena hadn’t happened since 2011 when the Bruins defeated the Vancouver Canucks, and Bostonians weren’t going to miss the chance to see their team attempt to join the New England Patriots and Boston Red Sox as reigning champions.

Of course, now we know that those dreams were squashed by the Blues, who won 4-1 to clinch their first-ever Stanley Cup victory in franchise history.

Also Read: St Louis Blues Beat Boston Bruins to Win First-Ever Stanley Cup

While the Game 7 aired live on NBC, TheWrap was at the Td Garden to share everything you couldn’t see on TV before playoffs Mvp Ryan O’Reilly hoisted the hardware.
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Father’s Day Competition: Discover your new favourite boxset!

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Discover your new favourite boxset! In need of some urgent gift inspiration this Father’s Day? Ditch the tired hamper and the socks! Make his Father’s Day special on 16th June and get a disc for dad. Our lucky winner will receive copies of Sons of Anarchy The Complete Series 1-7, Vikings Season 1-4 and M*A*S*H: The Martinis & Medicine Collection.

Order today: https://amzn.to/2MtpeIx

To win this TV boxset bundle, just answer the following question:

Which of the following actors appeared in Sons of Anarchy? Is it:

a) Rupert Evans

b) David Harbour

c) Ron Perlman

Email your answer to NerdlyComps@gmail.com, making sure to include your name and address. You can also leave your answer on our Facebook page, just make sure to like us first or your entry will be invalid.

Competition closes June 21st 2019.

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Vikings: The 5 Best (& 5 Worst) Episodes

It's official: fan-favorite show Vikings will meet its highly anticipated end with the premiere of the sixth season. Many television series have succeeded in taking the tales of historical characters and depicting them on screen, and many have failed. However, not many have managed to achieve the popularity that Vikings has amongst fans. Thanks to its phenomenal cast, brutal war scenes, and political intrigue, the show has kept audiences glued to their screens ever since it first premiered back in 2013.

Related: Vikings: The Show's 10 Biggest Villains, Ranked

Of course, no series is without fault. And even though Vikings slowly and steadily made its way to the top-rated TV shows on websites like IMDb, not every single episode was absolutely flawless. While some instances were so good fans cheered on, others left us wanting and sometimes even wondering what happened to the Vikings we loved so much. With that being said,
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2019 Emmy Awards nominations ballot: See the 165 Best Drama Series hopefuls from A (‘All American) to Y (‘You’)

2019 Emmy Awards nominations ballot: See the 165 Best Drama Series hopefuls from A (‘All American) to Y (‘You’)
TV academy voters are faced with a daunting task when they fill out their 2019 Emmy Awards nominations ballot, They have to consider 165 shows for Best Drama Series, which is five more than last year. At least they no longer have to winnow their choices down to just 10 favorites. As with last year, they are being told to “Vote for as many achievements in this category that you have seen and feel are worthy of a nomination.”

Remember, only seven of the shows below will earn bids for Best Drama Series when the nominations are announced on July 16. Among those in contention are reigning champ”Game of Thrones,” which is looking for a record-tying fourth win. With the exception of “This Is Us,” none of the other 2018 nominees are in contention this year.

See 2019 Emmy nominations ballot: 732 programs vie for your consideration (that is 4 more than last year)

Here is the
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Vikings: The Show's 10 Biggest Villains, Ranked

With the last season of Vikings fast approaching, it becomes time to go over a few key topics that have been extremely important throughout the show. The brutality of the battle scenes, along with the intricate storylines, was what managed to create such a passionate fan base in the first place. And the major drivers of Vikings have always relied upon stories of betrayal, rage, and vengeance. The show wouldn't be the same without these tales.

Related: 10 Character Additions That Hurt Vikings (And 10 That Saved It)

Vikings has created a complicated situation where our morals are often subject to being constantly redefined. By making the Viking warriors the protagonists, we grew to like them, love them, and support them. Even though history tells us they are the bad guys, after watching the show it becomes hard to accept, especially because, at times, the villains aren't always the brute Norse people.
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Ron Howard discusses his disappointment with The Dark Tower movie

After spending years in development hell as a multi-part, multi-format adaptation, Stephen King’s epic fantasy The Dark Tower finally made it to the screen in 2017, although the resulting movie wasn’t quite what many were hoping for – including, it seems, producer Ron Howard.

Howard and fellow producers Avika Goldsman and Brian Grazer first picked up the rights in 2010 with intentions to adapt the books as trilogy of films and two companion TV series. However, they failed to entice a studio with these ambitious plans, eventually settling on a single $66 million-budgeted movie from director Nikolaj Arcel (A Royal Affair), which – perhaps understandably – failed to do justice to the source material.

Now, speaking to The Happy Sad Confused Podcast (via Dark Horizons), Howard has shared his thoughts on the movie, and where it went wrong:

“I think it should’ve been horror,” said Howard. “I think that it landed in a
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Brute Norse: The 10 Most Vicious Fighters On Vikings, Ranked

The fifth season of fan favorite show Vikings has recently come to an end. The series will always be remembered by the Oscar-worthy performances of the cast and, of course, the brutal war scenes that characterize it. Staying true to its historical origins, Vikings was never shy about depicting the vicious nature of the era. Simultaneously, it gives us constant character development of our favorite warriors and complex storylines that hooked us from the very beginning.

Related: Vikings: 21 Wild Revelations About Ragnar And Athelstan's Relationship

The show will always be remembered for its overall consistency and quality. Over five seasons, it delivered amazing scenery, interesting characters, and top-notch production value. There is always plenty of screen time to offer both dialogue and action-packed scenes, which makes the series one of the best historical journeys of all time. With Vikings set to come to an end with season 6, it's about time
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Former History Gm Dirk Hoogstra Joins ‘Say Yes To The Dress’ Producer Half Yard Productions

Former History Gm Dirk Hoogstra Joins ‘Say Yes To The Dress’ Producer Half Yard Productions
Former History general manager Dirk Hoogstra has joined Say Yes To The Dress producer Half Yard Productions as its development boss. This comes two years after he launched, Triton City Entertainment, his own digital sci-fi and fantasy venture.

Hoogstra joins the Red Arrow Studios company as Evp, development and will be based in New York. He will work closely with Chief Creative Officer Nicole Sorrenti and VP of Development, Matt Ayres and will join his former Discovery colleague, Sean Gallagher, who is now CEO of the company.

Half Yard Productions is currently making Say Yes To The Dress spin-offs, Say Yes to Nest and Say Yes to the Dress America, and The Toe Bro launched on A&E in March.

Hoogstra spent nine years at A+E Networks, where he ran History with series including American Pickers, Counting Cars, Hatfields & McCoys, The Bible and Vikings. Before that he spent 11 years at Discovery.
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Assassin's Creed 2020: 5 Facts You Need to Know

Rob Leane Jun 3, 2019

Let's have a look at everything we know about the next Assassin's Creed game, which is believed to be based around the Viking era.

This article comes from Den of Geek UK.

What will the next Assassin's Creed game be? At the time of writing, we don't know, which is an odd position to be in for fans of this particular franchise. The game is set to release in 2020, which means that Ubisoft is still trying to play its cards close to the chest.

That doesn't mean the rumor mill isn't hard at work trying to decipher the setting of the next installment. And, as with many of recent Assassin's Creed games, a few unfortunate leaks have made the new game the worst kept secret in the games biz.

If you're looking for all the info that is currently available about the next Assassin's Creed game, you've come to the right place.
See full article at Den of Geek »

The 10 Best Viking Movies Of All Time, Ranked

Like with any genre of film making, there are periods of time where there's an influx in a certain type of entertainment and then it ebbs away again. Often times, over saturation of a certain genre will lead to its sudden disappearance. Gangster movies of the '30s and '40s gave way to Westerns in the '50s, which dominated the cinema landscape for almost three decades before they dipped their cowboy hat to spy thrillers and action films of the '70s and '80s.

One genre that hasn't received nearly as much attention tells the story of Vikings, those Norse warriors who worshiped multiple gods and sailed the seas pillaging and conquering. Lately, we've seen a healthy interest in Vikings due to well-executed historical dramas like Vikings on the History Channel, and The Last Kingdom on Netflix. But what about all of the great Viking films out there?
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10 Things Vikings Does Better Than The Last Kingdom

There have been many heated debates as to which series is more compelling: The Last Kingdom or Vikings. The Last Kingdom follows Uhtred, a warrior who adopts the name Uhtred Ragnarson, and has a stepfather called Ragnar. The series is based on The Saxon Stories by Bernard Cornwell, and includes an enticing blend of fictional elements and characters, with historical fact.

Related: 10 Things The Last Kingdom Does Better Than Vikings

The series Vikings, by Ragnar Lothbrok, is inspired by historical events, with the main character, Ragnar, a Viking who sets his sights on England. While both shows are set in the 9th century, some argue that Vikings is superior to The Last Kingdom.
See full article at Screen Rant »

Midsommar Is a Real Celebration, but It Doesn't Involve Bloodshed Like Ari Aster's Film

Midsommar Is a Real Celebration, but It Doesn't Involve Bloodshed Like Ari Aster's Film
The wild trailer for Ari Aster's film Midsommar features equal parts floral decorations and disembowelment. In the upcoming Summer horror movie, a young troubled couple jets off to Sweden to attend a festival that's held every 90 years, only to find themselves amidst creepy and bloody pagan rituals. Festival season isn't exactly a new concept, but is there really such a holiday called Midsommar? The answer is a definitive yes, though it doesn't quite look like Aster's Scandinavian folk horror.

Usually observed between June 20 and 25, Midsommar is the annual Swedish celebration for the Summer solstice, or midsummer, which many other northern European countries have also honored since preChristian times. In Sweden, people of all ages flee from cities to the countryside to celebrate in picturesque meadows. It's a huge warm season festival that involves feasting and drinking, along with activities such as making flower wreaths and lighting bonfires.

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