Friday, March 24, 2017

COMEDY FRIDAY: EVA LONGORIA TO LEAD 'TYPE-A' SITCOM! 'MARLON' WAYANS SITCOM CAST PHOTOS AND TRAILER! LEAH REMINI REUNITES WITH KEVIN JAMES IN 'KEVIN CAN WAIT' SEASON FINALE

EVA LONGORIA TO LEAD
NEW 'TYPE-A' SITCOM AT FOX
Comedy Friday, people, to brighten up your weekend! After her Televnovela sitcom was cancelled it seems Eva Longoria is returning to the world of television comedies since she will lead new, single camera, comedy at Fox titled TYPE-A! It will be an office comedy about a group of consultants hand picked to do the dirty work most professionals can’t handle: lay-offs, downsizing, generally delivering horrible news. To everyone else, they’re the enemy – to one another, they’re family.

LEAH REMINI REUNITES WITH KEVIN JAMES
Meanwhile, another comedy TV star is about to reunite with her old small screen husband! Leah Remini will join Kevin James in his new sitcom KEVIN CAN WAIT at CBS, which has just been renewed for a second season together with brilliant new comedy Superior Donuts, in the final episode of the first season as a guest star. In the two part season ending (May 1st and May 8th) Kevin agrees to come out of retirement briefly to reprise his undercover assignment in an ongoing police investigation where he and fellow cop Vanessa Cellucci (Remini) will, once again, pose as husband and wife.

NEW 'MARLON' SITCOM
STARRING MARLON WAYANS!
A sitcom that has already been ordered for a whole season and will start airing at NBC this summer August 16th is hilarious family multi camera sitcom MARLON in which beloved comedian Marlon Wayans plays a father to whom family always comes first - even if he's the biggest kid of all! Today you can check out first cast photos for the new comedy and a trailer as well! 

RAISING TWO KIDS AND MARLON
Loosely inspired by the real life of star Marlon Wayans this update to the classic family comedy centres on a loving (but immature) father committed to co-parenting his two kids with his very together ex-wife. While his misguided fatherly advice, unstoppable larger than life personality and unpredictable Internet super stardom might get in the way sometimes, for MARLON, family really always does come first - even if he's the biggest kid of all. The cast includes Marlon Wayans, Essence Atkins (as the ex wife, a type-A interior designer by trade and something of a control freak who did one reckless and spontaneous thing in her life: fell in love with Marlon), Notlim Taylor, Amir O'Neil, Bresha Webb (as his biggest enemy, his ex wife's best friend) and Diallo Riddle.

AMAZON'S 'OASIS' NEW SF SERIES PILOT WITH RICHARD MADDEN REVIEW AND TRAILER! GREG KINNEAR TO LEAD BEAUTIFUL ROMANTIC DRAMA 'PIANO LESSONS'

GREG KINNEAR 
TO TAKE 'PIANO LESSONS'
Now, here's a plot that sounds very nice: as 'Deadline' reports today Greg Kinnear will take the lead role of a husband whose marriage is on the rocks so he goes to great lengths without his wife’s knowledge to demonstrate how much he loves her in PIANO LESSONS.
Based on a true story, it will see him playing a lawyer who after 20 years of marriage realizes his relationship with his wife is failing. The wife, passionate about music, is ready for a new life after their 19 year old daughter leaves the nest. To win her back and prove his love to her, he decides to take piano lessons to learn her favourite song, Robert Schumann’s “Traumerei,” a delicate song to master. He goes to a free spirited, sexy female piano teacher to take lessons behind his wife’s back and slowly progresses from all thumbs to pianist.

AMAZON'S 'OASIS' SF SERIES
 RICHARD MADDEN SHINES AS THE CHARISMATIC LEAD
I also wanted to remind you that Amazon has started airing a magnificent pilot for possible new sf series OASIS with our most beloved Scot Richard Madden. It is in a group of five new pilots and the votes from viewers will decide which one will be ordered for a whole series. You can check out the pilots trailer below with the OASIS part starting around the first minute. I've watched the pilot and I can tell you that it is intriguing, atmospheric and proves Madden's magnetic charisma with which he carries the role of the show's lead with great ease. With a quick pace and tense atmosphere, the pilot leaves you wanting for more after the opening episode ends up with a scene of mysterious and stunning revelation. 

A TEST OF FAITH   
Based on The Book of Strange New Things by Michael Faber, it is set some 20 years into the future and sees brilliantly talented Richard Madden playing a chaplain who is sent into space to help scientists and workers there to establish a colony on a faraway planet, though what he discovers there tests his faith and life itself. This is  the fourth series the outstanding young star is leading, and the cast also includes Mark Addy and Hayley Joel Osment!

Thursday, March 23, 2017

MATTHEW GOODE, MICHIEL HUISMAN, GLEN POWELL, JESSICA BROWN FINDLAY JOIN 'GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY'! 'BLACK BUTTERFLY' TRAILER WITH JONATHAN RHYS MEYERS, ANTONIO BANDERAS

'THE GUERNSEY' ADAPTATION
CASTS MATTHEW GOODE, GLEN POWELL, MICHIEL HUISMAN
Now if this isn't a superhunky series of cast additions to a movie I don't know what is: as 'Deadline' reports, three of our favourite Hollywood hunks have joined the long postponed big screen adaptation of THE GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY and those are Glen Powell, whom you've recently seen in Hidden Figures, our beloved Dutchman Michiel Huisman, whom you adored in The Age of Adeline, alongside Matthew Goode, and two British ladies Penelope Wilton and Jessica Brown Findlay, who now join Lily James and Tom Courtenay in the adaptation of Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows international best selling epistolary novel which has been sold in millions of copies in almost 40 countries around the world!

A WW2 STORY  
The lead role originally meant for Kate Winslet, back when Kenneth Branagh was supposed to direct, now goes to Lily James portraying a journalist Juliet Ashton who forms a bond with a secret book society formed during German occupation of the Channel Islands during WWII. The free spirited Ashton forms a life changing bond with the eccentric Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, when she decides to write a book about the club. Mike Newell (Prince of Persia, Love in the time of Cholera, Four Weddings and a Funeral) is directing!

'BLACK BUTTERFLY' TRAILER
JONATHAN RHYS MEYERS VS ANTONIO BANDERAS  
Only a week ago I showed you a poster for the remake of French thriller Papillon Noir by Herve Korian now titled BLACK BUTTERFLY and now we have the first, very thrilling, trailer as well. Antonio Banderas plays Paul, a down on his luck screenwriter who picks up a drifter (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) and offers him a place to stay. However, when the deranged stranger takes Paul hostage and forces him to write, their unhinged relationship brings buried secrets to light. Piper Perabo and Abel Ferrara also star in the movie which is out sometime later this year.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

GORGEOUS NEW TRAILERS FOR 'MY COUSIN RACHEL' VICTORIAN THRILLER WITH SAM CLAFLIN, RACHEL WEISZ, 'THE WARRIORS GATE' EPIC FANTASY ADVENTURE FROM LUC BESSON

'MY COUSIN RACHEL' TRAILER
SAM CLAFLIN & RACHEL WEISZ
Our most anticipated movie this year by far, the big screen adaptation of Daphne Du Maurier dark Victorian novel MY COUSIN RACHEL, has a brand new trailer and it is all kinds of gorgeous!
Starring Sam Claflin, Rachel Weisz, Holliday Grainger, Iain Glen, this dark romance, tells the story of a young Englishman who plots revenge against his mysterious, beautiful cousin, believing that she murdered his guardian in order to inherit his estate. But his feelings become complicated as he finds himself falling under the beguiling spell of her charms.



'THE WARRIORS GATE'
EPIC ADVEN- TURE MOVIE
Meanwhile, in our most beloved genre of epic fantasy and action adventure a rather lovely and fun trailer has been released, alongside some really pretty posters, for THE WARRIORS GATE a movie which already played in Chinese cinemas last winter in November, but will hit certain parts of Europe this month. Written by French moviemaker Luc Besson it was directed by Matthias Hoene and has the cast led by young Uriah Shelton in the main role alongside Dave Bautista, Sienna Guillory and gorgeous Asian superstar Ni Ni!

SAVE THE WORLD FROM EVIL
This $30 million epic fantasy extravaganza movie sees Uriah Shelton portraying a teenager, a game wizard and a computer genius, who gets transported into the very game he loves to play and ends up all the way over in ancient China in a magical way where he gets a mission to accomplish by saving the princess from danger. He transforms himself into a Kung Fu warrior to battle the evil villains by converting his video game skills.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

TENSE DRAMA MONDAY: TRAILER AND POSTER FOR 'THE PROMISE' PERIOD SET MOVIE WITH CHRISTIAN BALE, OSCAR ISAAC AND 'THE LAST FACE' WITH CHARLIZE THERON, JAVIER BARDEM

'THE PROMISE' NEW TRAILER
CHRISTIAN BALE WAR DRAMA
Two tense dramas for you today! A new trailer and a new poster have been released for war drama THE PROMISE out this May in Europe and USA starring Christian Bale, Tom Hollander, Oscar Isaac, Jean Reno, Rade Serbedzija and Shohreh Aghdashloo!
Set during the last days of the Ottoman Empire like the new TV series I presented you with yesterday, THE PROMISE follows a love triangle between Michael, a brilliant medical student, the beautiful and sophisticated Ana, and Chris - a renowned American journalist based in Paris.



'THE LAST FACE' TRAILER
STARRING CHARLIZE THERON AND JAVIER BARDEM
A new trailer and a new poster have also been released for tense action drama from director Sean Penn THE LAST FACE in which his ex Charlize Theron plays  a director of an international aid agency in Africa who meets a relief aid doctor (Javier Bardem) amidst a political and social revolution, and together face tough choices surrounding humanitarianism and life through civil unrest. Jean Reno stars in this one as well, together with Jared Harris and Hopper Penn, Sean's son (yep, it ain't nepotism at all).

Monday, March 20, 2017

NEW INTERNATIONAL EPIC SERIES: 'THE NEMANYICHS: BIRTH OF A KINGDOM' ON SERBIAN MEDIAEVAL ROYAL DYNASTY, 'PADISHAH ABDULHAMID' ON THE LAST OTTOMAN SULTAN

'THE NEMANYICHS' EPIC SERIES
 BIRTH OF A KINGDOM
International epic projects today! After Britain (The Tudors, White Queen), France (Versailles), Russia (Catherine the Great, Sofia), Austria (Maximilian), Spain (Isabel), Turkey (Magnificent Century), Italy (Medici) Serbia has decided to put their glorious history on the small screens as well! Their national broadcaster RTS has started shooting (with more than 200 actors and 300 locations) 12 part epic TV series THE NEMANYICHS: BIRTH OF A KINGDOM which will follow the rise of The Nemanyichs, one of the most powerful mediaeval royal dynasties in Europe which ruled the vast Serbian Kingdom from the 12th to the 14th century. The first season will follow King Stefan the First Crowned (in the photo, played by Voyin Chetkovich)! The series will air at the end of the year marking the 800 years from Stefan's coronation.

DEZZY'S HISTORY LESSON
The royal house which produced 11 Serbian kings, despots and emperors, from 1166 till 1371, reached its zenith during the legendary reign of Dushan, Tsar of all Serbs and Greeks, who ruled a massive empire occupying today's Serbia, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Greece, Montenegro. It was the most developed country and culture in Europe of that time.

'PADISHAH ABDULHAMID'
ON THE LAST OTTOMAN SULTAN
The Turks, who actually stopped the further development of mediaeval Serbia putting Balkans into darkness, also have a new historical saga of their own. Their Television has recently started airing PADISHAH ABDUL HAMID on the last Sultan who ruled the Ottoman Empire at the end of the 19th century.
THE RULE OF THE RED SULTAN

The 33 years of Abdul hamid's rule were some of the most turbulent ones in Turkish history. The last decade depicted in the series at the very end of the 19th century was the time when European powers tried to use the ongoing events to create a new age for Europe. Known for brutal treatment of many minorities in the country (due to which he is known as the Red Sultan outside the country), his rule oversaw a period of decline in the power and extent of the Ottoman Empire! He was thrown down by his own people in 1909 and his fall was greeted with great joy among the citizens. Despite his reactionary and despotic rule, some modernization of the Ottoman Empire occurred during Abdul Hamid's long reign, including reform of the bureaucracy, railways and education. He had more than ten imperial consorts with sultana Nazikeda being his main wife.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

NEW BANNER POSTERS FOR DRAMA MOVIES 'THE SECRET SCRIPTURE' WITH ROONEY MARA, AIDAN TURNER, THEO JAMES, JACK REYNOR, ERIC BANA, 'SENSE OF AN ENDING' WITH JIM BROADBENT, MATTHEW GOODE,CHARLOTTE RAMPLING

'THE SECRET SCRIPTURE'
STARRING AIDAN TURNER, THEO JAMES, JACK REYNOR, ERIC BANA 
Two new drama banner posters for you today, starting with the one for THE SECRET SCRIPTURE which hits theatres this May with a stellar cast lead by Rooney Mara who plays a woman that keeps a diary of her extended stay at a mental hospital. Aidan Turner, Theo James and Jack Reynor play her lovers, Eric Bana is her doctor, with Vanessa Redgrave playing her older version.



'THE SENSE OF AN ENDING'
WITH BRILLIANT JIM BROADBENT
The other banner poster released is for another drama movie THE SENSE OF AN ENDING which should, based on a novel by Julian Barnes, come into cinemas next month starring Jim Broadbent as a man who becomes haunted by his past and is presented with a mysterious legacy that causes him to re-think his current situation in life.Charlotte Rampling, Matthew Goode, Michelle Dockery and Emily Mortimer also star.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

'DECLINE AND FALL' PERIOD SET BBC SERIES PICS & TEASER WITH EVA LONGORIA, JACK WHITEHALL! HENRY CAVILL JOINS 'MISSION IMPOSSIBLE 6'! SHAWN MENDES IN 'SUMMER OF LOVE' MUSICAL MOVIE

SHAWN MENDES TO LEAD
'SUMMER OF LOVE' MUSICAL
Beside the news that one of our most favourite celebrity couples Emily Blunt and John Krasinski are to shoot a supernatural movie A QUIET PLACE and find themselves on the big screens together for the first time (with him also directing the movie with the plot that is kept secret), there is also an info on another of our fave faces, song writer and singer, Shawn Mendes landing a lead in Ivan Reitman's musical movie SUMMER OF LOVE! A road trip movie will probably be set in a summer in the 60s when youngsters were protesting against the US terrorist attack and bloody aggression on Vietnam. Around 100,000 people gathered on that protest which was also marked by the concerts from Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, The Grateful Dead etc. The owner of megahits such as Stitches and Treat You Better has appeared last year in THE 100 sf series at CW!

HENRY CAVILL TO JOIN
'MISSION IMPO- SSIBLE 6'
Meanwhile, everybody's favourite Superman Henry Cavill has been announced as the new cast addition for the sixth instalment of the ultra popular action franchise MISSION IMPOSSIBLE 6 in which he will join the lead star Tom Cruise and Rebecca Ferguson who will again be the female lead. Set to open summer next year in late July, it will be directed by Christopher McQuarrie. Cavill will reprise his Superman role first in the Justice League movie!

BBC'S 'DECLINE AND FALL'
COMEDY SERIES WITH JACK WHITEHALL AND EVA LONGORIA
BBC has released the first teaser for their new March 31st three part comedy series DECLINE AND FALL the first television adaptation of Evelyn Waugh's 1928 satire starring Jack Whitehall as Paul Pennyfeather, an inoffensive divinity student at Oxford University in the 1920s, who is wrongly dismissed for indecent exposure having been made the victim of a prank. Finding work at Llanabba, an obscure public school in Wales, he meets Mrs Margot Beste Chetwynde (Eva Longoria) the mother of one of the pupils. For Paul it is love at first sight, but little does he know the surprises that lie ahead of him when he agrees to tutor her son over the summer holidays.

Friday, March 17, 2017

JUDE LAW IS EVIL KING VORTINGERN IN NEW 'KING ARTHUR: LEGEND OF THE SWORD' EPIC POSTERS! FIRST 'EARLY MAN' TRAILER WITH EDDIE REDMAYNE AND TOM HIDDLESTON

KING ARTHUR:LEGEND OF SWORD
NEW JUDE LAW POSTERS
We're all historical today, and I'm sure you will deeply enjoy these two amazing posters featuring Jude Law as the naughty King Vortingern in KING ARTHUR: LEGEND OF THE SWORD, after all he is the reason we will watch Guy Ritchie's rather blasphemous and irreverent take on the famous legend which opens up in cinemas this May.

TEMP- TATION BLACKENS THE HEART
 In this version the young Arthur (Charlie Hunnam) runs the back passages of Londonium with his crew, not knowing his royal lineage until he grabs Excalibur. Instantly confronted by the sword's influence, Arthur is forced to make up his mind. He joins the rebellion and a shadowy young woman named Guinevere (Astrid Berges Frisbey), he must learn to understand the magic weapon, deal with his demons and unite the people to defeat the dictator Vortigern, the man who murdered his parents and stole his crown to become king. Eric Bana is King Uther Pendragon, with Djimon Hounsou, Aidan Gillen, Katie McGrath, Millie Brady, Eline Powell, David Beckham and Annabelle Wallis also in the cast.



'EARLY MAN' TRAILER
 EDDIE REDMAYNE AND TOM HIDDLESTON GO PREHISTORIC
It won't come out till January next year, but Aardman has released the first trailer for their animation movie EARLY MAN. Set at the dawn of time, when prehistoric creatures roamed the earth, EARLY MAN tells the story of courageous caveman hero Dug (Eddie Redmayne) and his best friend Hognob as they unite his tribe against a mighty enemy Lord Nooth (Tom Hiddleston) and his Bronze Age City to save their home. Coming from four time Oscar winner Nick Park it also features the voice of Timothy Spall as the tribe's long-suffering leader, and father figure to his tribe of idiotic brutes which includes a gentle giant scared of his own shadow and an inept caveman whose best friend is a rock. 

Thursday, March 16, 2017

THE HAUNTING DEAD IN THE TRAILERS FOR PERIOD SET THRILLER 'VOICE FROM THE STONE' WITH EMILIA CLARKE AND PIXAR'S 'COCO' ANIMATED MOVIE ADVENTURE

'VOICE FROM THE STONE'
EMILIA CLARKE HORROR TRAILER
It ain't a happy thing for sure, but we're haunted by the dead, today, people! The first trailer and poster have been released for Emilia Clarke's VOICE FROM THE STONE supernatural period set thriller horror based on a novel by Silvio Raffo!
Out at the end of April, VOICE FROM THE STONE  is a haunting romance set in 1950s Tuscany. Verena, a solemn nurse, is brought to aid a young boy named Jakob who has fallen silent since the untimely death of his mother nearly a year ago. Living with his father in a massive stone manor in Tuscany, Jakob not only refuses to speak, he seems to be under the spell of a malevolent force trapped within the stone walls. As Verena’s relationship with the father (Marton Csokas) and son grow, she becomes ensnared and consumed by the severe force. If she is to save the boy, and free herself, she must face the phantom hidden inside the stone.



PIXAR'S 'COCO'
ANIMATED TRAILER IS HERE
The dead are also the subject of Pixar's new animated movie, yes you heard it right, COCO out this November. Despite his family's baffling generations old ban on music, Miguel (Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (Benjamin Bratt). Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colourful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector (Gael GarcĂ­a Bernal), and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel's family history.