Sunday, December 17, 2017

PREMIUM SPOTLIGHT ON NEW FOX MEDICAL SERIES 'THE RESIDENT' WITH MANISH DAYAL, MATT CZUCHRY, BRUCE GREENWOOD, EMILY VANCAMP

'THE RESIDENT' TV SERIES
 ALL THE RULES YOU HAVE FOLLOWED WILL BREAK
Must admit I almost forgot about this one, but it starts airing on Fox Sunday January 21st and then continues its life on Monday evenings. As you know, the spy does not usually do medical drama, but this one THE RESIDENT, does have our favourite boys, always lovely Manish Dayal, and always charismatic Matt Czuchry, in a powerful new medical drama focusing on the final years of a young doctor’s training that rips back the curtain to reveal the truth of what really happens, both good and bad, in hospitals across America.

THE STORY OF THE RESIDENT 
revolves around an idealistic young doctor Devon Pravesh (played by always delightful Manish Dayal whom you fell in love with in A 100 Foot Journey
Manish Dayal is young Doctor Devon Pravesh
and Viceroy's House) who begins his first day under the supervision of a tough, brilliant senior resident Conrad Hawkins (played by Gilmore Girls
Matt Czuchry is senior resident Conrad Hawkins
superstar Matt Czuchry) who pulls the curtain back on all of the good and evil in modern day medicine. Lives may be saved or lost, but expectations will
Emily VanCamp is Nurse Nicolette
always be shattered. Bruce Greenwood plays Dr Soloman the head of their hospital with Melina Kanakaredes as Dr. Lane Hunter and Emily
It premieres after NFC Championship and then moves to Monday nights
VanCamp as Nurse Nicolette! Written by Amy Holden Jones (Black Box), Hayley Schore, and Roshan Sethi the series had its pilot directed by movie director Philip Noyce!

CASTING REVEALED FOR CINEMAX NEW 19TH CENTURY MARTIAL ARTS TV SERIES 'THE WARRIOR' WITH KIERAN BEW, TOM WESTON JONES, JOE TASLIM, ANDREW KOJI, LANGLEY KIRKWOOD!

'THE WARRIOR' EPIC SERIES
INSPIRED BY BRUCE LEE
Beowulf's Kieran Bew leads the cast
Not much to report today, except some really nice casting news for new period set action series THE WARRIOR, a Bruce Lee inspired martial arts television saga by Cinemax! Fast and Furious Justin Lin will produce the Tong Wars ten episode series, inspired by the writings and work of martial arts icon Bruce Lee!
THE STORY OF THE WARRIOR
 will be set against the backdrop of the brutal Tong Wars in San Francisco’s Chinatown in the late 1800s! The cast is led by Andrew Koji as Ah Sahm, a
Joe Taslim is a kung fu master!
martial arts prodigy who travels from China to San Francisco and ends up becoming a hatchet man for the most powerful tong in Chinatown! Kieran Bew will play Officer “Big Bill” O’Hara, a hard drinking Irish cop charged with forming a Chinatown squad  and Tom Weston Jones will be Richard Lee, a transplanted Southerner and rookie cop! Olivia Cheng will appear as Ah Toy, Chinatown’s most accomplished courtesan and madame, while Jason Tobin is Young Jun, the hard partying son of a powerful tong boss. Dianne Doan will play Mai Ling, a beautiful and ruthless Chinese woman who, through sheer force of will, has achieved a position of power in one of the
You watched Tom Weston Jones in Dickensian & in BBC's upcoming Troy
tongs! Dean Jagger will be Dan Leary, the unofficial godfather of the Irish community of San Francisco and leader of the Workingmen’s party. Christian McKay will govern San Francisco as Mayor Samuel Blake and
Game of Thrones' Dean Jagger will be an Irish ruffian!
Joanna Vanderham will portray Penelope Blake, the aristocratic heir to a rail road fortune trapped in a loveless marriage to the mayor! Joe Taslim is Li Yong, a tong Lieutenant and kung fu master while Langley Kirkwood will
Dominion's Langley Kirkwood will be an ambitious deputy major!
be Walter Buckley, a Civil War veteran and Deputy Mayor with his own political aspirations! Perry Yung is Father Jun, the leader of the most powerful tong in Chinatown.

Saturday, December 16, 2017

NEW POSTERS FOR PERIOD SET DRAMAS 'PHANTOM THREAD' WITH DANIEL DAY LEWIS, 'CROOKED HOUSE' WITH GLENN CLOSE, CHRISTINA HENDRICKS, MAX IRONS

'CROOKED HOUSE' POSTER
NEW AGATHA CHRISTIE MYSTERY
Two new posters to end the week, starting with the new one for British period set thriller CROOKED HOUSE based on a novel by Agatha Christie. Set to
Crooked House is Agatha's weirdest novel
premiere on TV in UK this Sunday and already on VOD in USA, it was written by Downton Abbey's Julian Fellowes and has Glenn Close, Christina Hendricks, Max Irons, Terence Stamp, Julian Sands in the stellar cast.
Based on the novel by Agatha Christie, which she herself loved most, it follows private detective Charles Hayward (Max Irons) who is invited to solve a gruesome crime where nobody is above suspicion, including Sophia (Stefanie Martini), his client and former lover. She is an engaged woman who holds off on marriage until the identity of the person who poisoned her grandfather is found.



  'PHANTOM THREAD' POSTER
DANIEL DAY LEWIS' LAST MOVIE
A new poster has also been released for dramatic biopic PHANTOM THREAD, Daniel Day Lewis' final movie (at least he says so) which  should
This is Daniel Day Lewis' last movie ever!
walk into cinemas next February in UK, December in USA, directed by Paul Thomas Anderson.
  PHANTOM THREAD is set in 1950s postwar London and follows Woodcock (Daniel Day Lewis), who with his sister Cyril (Lesley Manville) is at the centre of British fashion, dressing royalty, movie stars, heiresses, socialites, débutantes and dames. Women come and go through Woodcock’s life, providing the confirmed bachelor with inspiration and companionship, until he comes across Alma (Vicky Krieps), who soon becomes a fixture in his life as his muse and lover. Once controlled and planned, he finds his carefully tailored life disrupted by love.

Friday, December 15, 2017

PREMIUM SPOTLIGHT ON BBC'S PERIOD SET 'LITTLE WOMEN' MINI SERIES AIRING THIS CHRISTMAS WITH EMILY WATSON, MICHAEL GAMBON, JULIAN MORRIS, ANGELA LANSBURY! TRAILER AND PHOTOS!

  'LITTLE WOMEN'
NEW BBC'S MINI SERIES
A treat for you today from BBC - first trailer for their small screen adaptation of LITTLE WOMEN which will air in three episodes 26th, 27th and 28th December during Christmas holidays!
THE STORY OF LITTLE WOMEN
based on Louisa May Alcott’s novel, is set in 1862 against the backdrop of a country divided, and follows the four March sisters: Meg (Willa Fitzgerald),
The series will hit the small screens on PBS in USA sometime next year
Jo (Maya Hawke), Beth (Annes Elwy), and Amy (Kathryn Newton) on their journey from childhood to adulthood while their father (Dylan Baker)
The new mini series will air in three evenings over Christmas holidays
is away at war. Under the guidance of their mother Marmee (Emily Watson), the girls navigate what it means to be a young woman: from gender
Julian Morris plays Laurie's tutor in the new version of Little Women
roles to sibling rivalry, first love, loss and marriage. Accompanied by the charming boy next door Laurie Laurence (Jonah Hauer-King), their
The series comes from Call the Midwife creator
cantankerous wealthy Aunt March (Angela Lansbury) and benevolent neighbour Mr. Laurence (Michael Gambon), LITTLE WOMEN is a coming-
Ethan's daughter Maya Hawke is Jo in the series
of-age story that is as relevant and engaging today as it was on its original publication in 1868. Alongside Laurie is his young tutor John Brooke, played by Julian Morris!

Thursday, December 14, 2017

COMEDY WEDNESDAY: NBC IS DEVELOPING 'NATURAL HISTORY' SITCOM, ABC AN ALEC BALDWIN FAMILY ONE! 1ST 'ROSEANE' RETURN PHOTO! IS 'BLOSSOM' RETURNING AS WELL?

  NEW MULTICAM SITCOMS
'NATURAL HISTORY' AT NBC
Comedy day this Wednesday, starting with the news from NBC where they're developing NATURAL HISTORY museum set multicam sitcom from Chris
Chris Hardwick will produce new NBC sitcom
Hardwick about a young woman who returns home to become director of a beloved local natural history museum, only to find it has gone to hell in her absence. She must wrangle her well intentioned but less than reliable staff while battling slashed budgets, rude patrons and collapsing dinosaur skeletons.

ROSEANNE & BALDWIN AT ABC   
Over at ABC (beside the first photo from the return of ROSEANNE which hits small screens next year) they gave a straight to series order to a multicam sitcom which will probably star Alec Baldwin, about a dysfunctional family led by a stuck-in-his-ways, opinionated, fading TV star who moves in with his progressive daughter, her girlfriend and the child they are raising together. And speaking of returns, Joe Lawrence who played the brother in famous 90s comedy BLOSSOM has revealed earlier this week that serious talks are being led on the possible return of the
First look at the return of Roseanne sitcom at ABC
family comedy which also starred Mayim Bialik. She now stars in The Big Bang Theory while Lawrence starred in Melissa and Joey sitcom.Blossom's creator is doing The Ranch at Netflix.
Roseanne will return with new episodes to ABC next March!

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

PREMUM SPOTLIGHT ON THIS YEAR'S MOST DELIGHTFUL ANIMATED ADVENTURE 'FERDINAND' THE PEACELOVING BULL! NEW POSTERS!

  'FERDINAND'
LOVELY CHARACTER POSTERS
Ferdinand is a 3D animated comedy
Are you excited, people? The animated movie of the year FERDINAND is finally opening in cinemas this week, hitting theatres December 15th after the lovely premiere last night and it has another reason for a big celebration - it won two Golden Globe nominations on Monday - for best animated movie and for best original song, Home, written and sung by Nick Jonas. The song which appears both in the movie and in the end credits is also on the movie's original soundtrack which is already in shops! Before the loveable and peace loving bull FERDINAND arrives into cinematic corridas this weekend, you can also
Ferdinand is up against Star Wars in cinemas
check out a bunch of delightful new posters featuring both Ferdie and the rest of the hilarious characters.

A BULL'S STORY   
From Blue Sky Studios and Carlos Saldanha (the director of Ice Age movies and Rio) and inspired by the beloved book “The Story of Ferdinand” by Munro Leaf and Robert Lawson, FERDINAND is a heart warming animated comedy adventure with an all-star cast. FERDINAND tells the story of a giant bull with a big heart. After being mistaken for a dangerous beast, he is captured and torn from his home. Determined to return to his family, he rallies a misfit team on the ultimate adventure. Set in Spain, Ferdinand proves you can’t judge a bull by its cover.

JOHN CENA LEADS VOICE CAST
The voice cast is led by John Cena who lends his voice to Ferdinand, a Spanish fighting bull who prefers smelling the flowers and practising non-violence rather than chasing red cloths held by matadors in arenas. But when disaster comes to him, he is taken to a fighting stadium, and Ferdinand needs to decide if he is a fighting bull or a flower smelling, generous bull, in order to earn his freedom. Kate McKinnon is Lupe, an old goat! David Tennant is Angus, a bull from Scotland while Bobby Cannavale is bull Valiente, a bull. Gina Rodriguez, Daveed Diggs and Gabriel Iglesias are a trio of crazy hedgehogs  Una, Dos and Cuatro! Flula Borg, Boris Kodjoe and Sally Phillips are, meanwhile, horses with Jerrod Carmichael lending his voice to Paco, a dog! 

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

STEVEN SPIELBERG'S 'READY PLAYER ONE' SF TRAILER IS HERE! 1ST PHOTO OF ANTONIO BANDERAS AS PICASSO IN GENIUS' TV SERIES! A PROPOSAL & PREGNANCY IN 'FULLER HOUSE' SEASON 3B TRAILER!

  'GENIUS' 2ND SEASON
1ST ANTONIO BANDERAS PHOTO
Both Antonio and Picasso were born in Malaga
Among the many exclusives in the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly was also the first photo of Antonio Banderas in the second season of anthology series GENIUS in which he is playing Pablo Picasso! In the National Geographic's series Alex Rich will portray the young Picasso, while Antonio Banderas will be portraying the artist from his 40s until his death in 1973 at the age of 91! He lived most of his life in Paris of the first half of the 20th century and crossed paths with writers and artists including Coco Chanel, Henri Matisse, Marc Chagall, Gertrude Stein, Georges Braque and Jean Cocteau, so you may expect them in the series too!

  'FULLER HOUSE' TRAILER
FOR 2ND PART OF SEASON 3!
Speaking of television, a trailer for the second part of the third season of Netflix' FULLER HOUSE is out announcing what will happen in the new episodes that are available from December 22nd! As you know, they're all
The rest of season three has nine more episodes for festive binge watching
flying to Tokyo for Steve’s (Scott Weinger) wedding, which DJ (Candace Cameron Bure) might stop because she feels he is her true love, but she might get married to another one as Matt (John Brotherton) is gonna propose to her!



  'READY PLAYER ONE'
Ready Player One comes out next March
FIRST TRAILER OUT!
1st trailer has been released for Steven Spielberg's sf movie READY PLAYER ONE which, out next March, is set in 2044 and stars Tye Sheridan as Wade Watts, who finds the first clue in a race to find the hidden Easter Egg in a massive VR game called the Oasis, created by a now-deceased genius. Whoever finds the Egg will inherit the creator’s $240 billion fortune. 

Monday, December 11, 2017

UNUSUAL FIRST TRAILER FOR $200 MILLION SF ACTION ADVENTURE 'ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL' FROM PRODUCER JAMES CAMERON

  'ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL'
FIRST TRAILER IS HERE!
This one arrived this weekend rather unexpectedly, must admit I quite forgot it finished with production, but the first trailer has been released for ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL last night. The big screen adaptation of the popular manga
Rosa Salazar plays an unusual cyborg Alita
comes from James Cameron and Robert Rodriguez and has Rosa Salazar playing the powerful cyborg but her face has been rendered with CGI to give her the specific look. The movie comes out next July!
ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL
is an action-packed story of hope, love and empowerment. Set several centuries in the future, the abandoned Alita (Rosa Salazar) is found in the
Ed Skrein plays a villain named Zapan
scrapyard of Iron City by Ido (Christoph Waltz), a compassionate cyber-doctor who takes the unconscious cyborg Alita to his clinic. When Alita
Keean Johnson plays Alita's love interest
awakens she has no memory of who she is, nor does she have any recognition of the world she finds herself in. Everything is new to Alita, every experience a
Jennifer Connelly is also in the cast of the movie
first. As she learns to navigate her new life and the treacherous streets of Iron City, Ido tries to shield Alita from her mysterious past while her street-smart
Alita will discover she's a battle angel next July!
new friend, Hugo (Keean Johnson), offers instead to help trigger her memories. A growing affection develops between the two until deadly forces
Oscar winner Mahershala Ali also stars in the movie
come after Alita and threaten her new found relationships. It is then that Alita discovers she has extraordinary fighting abilities that could be used to save the
Alita has been made on a very risky massive $200 million budget
friends and family she's grown to love. Determined to uncover the truth behind her origin, Alita sets out on a journey that will lead her to take on the
James Cameron left Alita's helm to direct new Avatars
injustices of this dark, corrupt world, and discover that one young woman can change the world in which she lives.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

1ST PHOTOS FROM 'MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS' WITH MARGOT ROBBIE, SAOIRSE RONAN, JACK LOWDEN, 'ROBIN HOOD' MOVIE WITH TARON EGERTON, 'THE TERROR' EPIC TV SERIES WITH TOBIAS MENZIES, CIARAN HINDS, JARED HARRIS PLUS TEASER!

  'MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS'
THE QUEENS REVEALED!
The Spy is posting a bit earlier today because I need to share these epic delights with you while  they're still hot from the oven! First, two epic photos from MARY, QUEEN OF SCOTS: Saoirse Ronan is leading her troops in
Margot Robbie is one very angry queen, Elizabeth I of England
one as Mary, together with Jack Lowden who plays her husband Lord Darnley, while Margot Robbie is ruling London court as queen Elizabeth in another one. Out next November it depicts Mary Stuart's attempt to overthrow
Saoirse Ronan and Jack Lowden are Mary and Darnley!
her cousin Elizabeth I, which finds her condemned to years of imprisonment before facing execution. David Tennant, Guy Pearce, Martin Compston, Brendan Coyle and Joe Alvyn also star.

 FIRST 'ROBIN HOOD'
PHOTOS WITH TARON EGERTON
Entertainment Weekly has also published first exclusive photos from new ROBIN HOOD movie showing Taron Egerton as the legendary archer
Taron Egerton will shoot his arrows next September
from Sherwood forest! Another photo shows him with Eve Hewson who plays Maid Marian. The cast also includes Jamie Foxx as Little John and
Eve Hewson joins Taron Egerton as Maid Marian
Jamie Dornan as very hunky Will Scarlett! Ben Mendelsohn is Sheriff of Nottingham in a more gritty new take on the famous legend which will ride into cinemas late September 2018.

  'THE TERROR' EPIC SERIES
POLAR TEASER AND PHOTOS
AMC has, meanwhile, finally released first photos and set a date for their long awaited new historical series THE TERROR which will, based on a novel by Dan Simmons, start its ten episode life March 26th with a two hour
Ciaran Hinds leads the cast of the epic drama
premiere! The cast is led by Jared Harris, Tobias Menzies, Ciarán Hinds, Paul Ready, Adam Nagaitis, Nive Nielsen, Ian Hart and Trystan Gravelle.

THE STORY OF THE TERROR
 Inspired by a true event, follows the Royal Navy’s 19th century perilous voyage as the crew attempts to discover the Northwest Passage. Faced with
Ten episode period set horror thriller starts next March
treacherous conditions, limited resources, dwindling hope and fear of the unknown, the crew is pushed to the brink of extinction, frozen, isolated and
Ridley Scott is executive producing the series
stuck at the end of the earth. THE TERROR highlights all that can go wrong when a group of men, desperate to survive, struggle not only with the elements but with one another.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

WELCOME TO 'JURRASIC PARK: FALLEN KINGDOM'! FIRST TRAILER IS HERE WITH CHRIS PRATT, BRYCE DALLAS HOWARD, RAFE SPALL

  SPECTACULAR 'JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM'
TRAILER HAS BEEN UNLEASHED!
I'm sure that by now you've already seen it, but if you haven't here's the first trailer for JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM which was
J.A. Bayona directs, Spielberg is producing
 released earlier today! Directed by J.A. Bayona, the sequel to Jurassic World, which made more than $1,5 billion around the world, brings dinosaurs back to cinemas next June starring Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Rafe Spall, Toby Jones and Jeff Goldblum who again plays Dr. Ian Malcolm from the original movies!
WELCOME TO JURASSIC WORLD!
 It's been four years since theme park and luxury resort Jurassic World was destroyed by dinosaurs out of containment. Isla Nublar now sits abandoned by humans while the surviving dinosaurs fend for themselves in
Chris Pratt again takes the lead male role!
the jungles. When the island's dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) mount a campaign to
Most of the dinosaurs aren't CGI but animatronic!
rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction level event. Owen is driven to find Blue, his lead raptor who's still missing in the wild, and Claire has grown a respect for these creatures she now makes her mission. Arriving
The 2015 original has earned more than $1,6 billion around the world
on the unstable island as lava begins raining down, their expedition uncovers a conspiracy that could return our entire planet to a perilous order not seen since prehistoric times. With all of the wonder, adventure and thrills
The movie opens June 2nd in Europe, June 22nd in USA
synonymous with one of the most popular and successful series in cinema history, this all-new motion-picture event sees the return of favourite characters and dinosaurs along with new breeds more awe-inspiring and terrifying than ever before.