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NBC's Emerald City: Will You Continue to Follow the You-Know-What?

NBC's Emerald City: Will You Continue to Follow the You-Know-What?
NBC commenced its journey to Emerald City on Friday night, with the first two hours of its 10-episode riff on The Wizard of Oz. Will you stay by Dorothy’s side for the remainder of the trek?

RelatedEmerald City Review: NBC’s Oz Reboot Has Courage, Short on Brains

Emerald City stars Adria Arjona (True Detective) as Dorothy, a Kansas nurse who as a newborn was dropped on the Gales’ doorstep, and on her 20th birthday decides to reach out her birth mother. In doing so, though, Dorothy finds a murdered cop inside her birth mom’s trailer home,
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‘Emerald City’ Review: Embrace Tarsem’s Crazypants ‘Wizard of Oz’ Adaptation, and Reap The Rewards

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‘Emerald City’ Review: Embrace Tarsem’s Crazypants ‘Wizard of Oz’ Adaptation, and Reap The Rewards
There have been a lot of takes on “The Wizard of Oz,” a lot of different points-of-view on the fantastical world originally created by the novels of L. Frank Baum in 1900. But NBC’s “Emerald City” is, to the best of my knowledge, the first one that transforms the flying monkeys of the classic 1939 musical adaptation into steampunk drones. They’re still recognizably flying monkeys, but to the residents of Oz, they’re just a random bit of technology, accepted as normal in a world that’s anything but.

There is something genuinely special about NBC’s “Emerald City,” premiering tonight — and not just because of its complicated journey to television, which included at least one total shutdown during the development phase before being reborn as a 10-episode series directed in its totality by Tarsem Singh, in a wide variety of exotic locations around the world.

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Chris Evans' Jekyll Movie Gets Zombieland Director

Chris Evans' Jekyll Movie Gets Zombieland Director
Back in July, we reported that Chris Evans had come aboard to star in a big screen adaptation of Jekyll, based on the hit 2007 BBC One mini-series of the same name, written by Doctor Who and Sherlock creator Steven Moffat and starring James Nesbitt. Today we have word that the project has found a director, with Zombieland filmmaker Ruben Fleischer coming aboard to take the helm. With this project moving forward, it also sets up a competitive situation with Universal's potential Dr. Jekyll spin-off starring Russell Crowe.

Back in May, before Russell Crowe was confirmed as Dr. Jekyll in Universal's The Mummy reboot, a report surfaced that there have been discussions at Universal for a future spin-off involving his Dr. Jekyll character. That was never confirmed by Universal, but this report from Deadline indicates that the spin-off is still in the works, which will come after Dr. Jekyll in The Mummy,
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Grange Hill: revisiting 12 memorable school trips

Alex Westthorp Nov 16, 2016

Remember when Grange Hill went to the Isle Of Wight? Or the escaped puma? Here are 12 memorable school trip episodes from the early years...

With just over thirty years worth of screen time, there are plenty of memorable moments in Grange Hill. From its inception in February 1978 the programme proved both entertaining and controversial. It tackled many difficult subjects head-on: bullying, vandalism, racism, censorship, shop-lifting, school uniform protest, teenage pregnancy and - most famously of all - drugs. However, every now and again it would attempt to give viewers a break from the everyday and head off on a day trip or weekend excursion.

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Join us and H5 on a bit of escapism then,
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Chris Evans set for the Jekyll movie?

Chris Evans Jekyll movie news: The actor, who most will know as Captain America, is focussing on starring in the lead.

Read more on the full Chris Evans Jekyll movie news below.

Chris Evans is reportedly looking at starring in the American remake of the hit UK TV series Jekyll from Steven Moffat. If true, Evans will step into the iconic character for Lionsgate, a role made famous by James Nesbitt in the original BBC show.

Here’s the plot.

It’s 2007 and there’s a new Dr Jekyll, with an old problem: Mr Hyde. But they have a deal – a body share – and an impossible life is somehow lived.

What Hyde doesn’t know, however, is that Jackman is married, and there’s a wife and two children he’ll do anything to protect from his dark side. With all the resources of modern technology, and the best surveillance hardware,
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‘The Librarians’ Star Christian Kane Hints ‘Leverage’ Movie is ‘Going to Happen’ (Video)

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‘The Librarians’ Star Christian Kane Hints ‘Leverage’ Movie is ‘Going to Happen’ (Video)
Good news for “Leverage” fans, Christian Kane thinks a movie follow-up will happen. Kane, who currently stars on TNT’s “The Librarians,” said in the latest episode of TheWrap’s Drinking With the Stars that the cast — Timothy Hutton, Gina Bellman, Aldis Hodge, Beth Riesgraf and Kane — are all interested. “I think that’s going to happen, actually. Dean sent an email to all of the actors, all five of us … and it all came back within two minutes — and Gina was oversees — and we all said yes,” he said. “We all want to do it, so I’m hoping that.
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Orson Welles play Orson's Shadow is among UK centenary celebrations

Orson Welles play Orson's Shadow is among UK centenary celebrations
The centenary of Orson Welles occurred on May 6 this year, but tributes and celebrations for the legendary filmmaker continue throughout 2015.

One such project is Austin Pendleton's play Orson's Shadow, which focuses on the relationship between Welles and actor Laurence Olivier.

The critically-acclaimed production stars Coupling actress Gina Bellman as Vivien Leigh, John Hodgkinson as Welles and Adrian Lukis as Olivier.

The play will continue to run at London's Southwark Playhouse until Saturday (July 25).

Elsewhere, the BFI continues to run its own Orson Welles series, including screenings of his classics and forgotten gems such as Citizen Kane, F for Fake and the recently-discovered Too Much Johnson.

His 1949 masterpiece The Third Man was re-released in a new 4K resolution at cinemas on June 26, while a DVD and Blu-ray release comes out today (July 20).

New documentary Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles was also released at selected UK cinemas
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‘Leverage: Complete Season 5′ DVD Review

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Stars: Timothy Hutton, Gina Bellman, Aldis Hodge, Christian Kane, Beth Riesgraf | Created by Chris Downey, John Rogers

When a show reaches its final season there is an inevitability that things could end badly, though if you really like the characters you hope now. With Leverage: Complete Season 5 you would hope that the shows light-hearted sense of humour would mean that everybody ends up safe, but when you get to the final episode this becomes very questionable, though I’m not going to spoil it in a review where I try to say why I liked it.

If you’ve watched any of the prior seasons you already know how Leverage works, but just as before the idea is that a group of criminals have been brought together to help the innocent fight against big companies who use unscrupulous means to get what they want. The Leverage team are there
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The Fun Times of "Leverage" Come to an End

Though part of me wishes Leverage would have continued on past a fifth season due to the excellent chemistry the show discovered between Christian Kane, Beth Riesgraf, and Aldis Hodge (and even Jeri Ryan when she was temporarily standing in for Gina Bellman), it’s probably for the best that the show throws in the towel before its Robin Hood-for-hire shtick gets too stale. After the third season, the overarching plot of the show had hit a snag and essentially ceased to exist in a meaningful way, leaving each episode as a standalone caper with little else propelling the characters or the series forward. That left the personal quirks of the show’s entertaining trio to keep things interesting, and to their credit, they succeeded more than expected thanks to episodes that added some shading to their personalities like Eliot’s love of cooking and passing it along to Parker
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‘Leverage: Complete Season Four’ DVD Review

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Stars: Aldis Hodge, Beth Riesgraf, Christian Kane, Gina Bellman, Timothy Hutton | Created by Chris Downey, John Rogers

In the United Kingdom we had a show called Hustle. The basic concept was to take a group of grifters and each episode they would take part in some type of heist, when watching Leverage: Complete Season 4 which has just been released on DVD in the UK I can’t help but feel that it’s like Hustle meets the A-Team. Where Hustle focused more on the heist and making money, Leverage though looks to add a moral side to art of grifting giving the victims the “Leverage” to get revenge on the people who have wronged them.

Leverage works on a basic concept of setting up a bad guy, in this case they must always be rich and will have gained these riches in an unmoral way. Like in the A-Team
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Win Leverage: The Complete Fourth Season on DVD

  • HeyUGuys
To mark the release of Leverage: The Complete Fourth Season on 11th November, we’ve been given 5 copies to give away on DVD.

Season 4 features cameos from big screen legends Eric Stoltz and Danny Glover as the Leverage team navigate their way through international conspiracies, in a bid to take revenge on those who use their wealth and power to victimise others. The new season opens up on a picturesque Alaskan mountain top, continuing last season’s thrilling cliff-hanger where Nate and Sophie (Gina Bellman) must now make a tricky decision on their next move.

Season 4 sees the team wrapped up in a murder mystery night, an international chess tournament, and soon they learn they are being followed by a mysterious business man named Jack Latimer (Leon Rippy), who has discovered how to profit from their cases. As they attempt to learn more about him, the team is drawn
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Halloween TV: our pick of the scariest shows

From Ripper Street to The Vampire Diaries, here's a guide for knowing your witches from your werewolves, and which vampires to let over your threshold

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American Horror Story: Coven (Tuesdays, 9pm, Fox)

What is it? Ryan Murphy's homage to horror returns with its third instalment: a heady brew of witches, voodoo and man-destroying vaginas. Yes, that last bit is really true. Set in the wonderfully named Miss Robichaux's Academy for Exceptional Young Ladies in New Orleans, Coven plays out like an insanely enjoyable cross between 1990s' teen-witch flick The Craft, the early novels of Poppy Z Brite and Dario Argento's Suspiria.

What works: As always, Murphy and Brad Falchuk have assembled an incredible cast. Jessica Lange has a ball as the bitchy head witch, Sarah Paulson is her more serious daughter, Gabourey Sidibe is a human voodoo doll and Emma Roberts
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Halloween TV: our pick of the scariest shows

From Ripper Street to The Vampire Diaries, here's a guide for knowing your witches from your werewolves, and which vampires to let over your threshold

Reading on mobile? Click here to view

American Horror Story: Coven (Tuesdays, 9pm, Fox)

What is it? Ryan Murphy's homage to horror returns with its third instalment: a heady brew of witches, voodoo and man-destroying vaginas. Yes, that last bit is really true. Set in the wonderfully named Miss Robichaux's Academy for Exceptional Young Ladies in New Orleans, Coven plays out like an insanely enjoyable cross between 1990s' teen-witch flick The Craft, the early novels of Poppy Z Brite and Dario Argento's Suspiria.

What works: As always, Murphy and Brad Falchuk have assembled an incredible cast. Jessica Lange has a ball as the bitchy head witch, Sarah Paulson is her more serious daughter, Gabourey Sidibe is a human voodoo doll and Emma Roberts
See full article at The Guardian - Film News »

'Ripper Street' series two premiere date confirmed by BBC One

BBC One has confirmed the broadcast date of Ripper Street's second series premiere.

The period drama returns for its second run on Monday, October 28 at 9pm.

Taking place in the East End of London, the second series moves forward to 1890, and will feature the return of Matthew MacFadyen, Jerome Flynn and Adam Rothenberg as crime-solving trio Reid, Drake and Jackson.

Paul Kaye (Game of Thrones) is among the guest stars of series two, along with Gina Bellman (Coupling) and Neve McIntosh (Doctor Who).

Breaking Bad star David Costabile, Being Human's Damien Molony and Game of Thrones actor Joseph Mawle are also among the new cast members.

The Elephant Man has also been confirmed to be making an appearance in the first two episodes of the series.

Speaking about series two, MacFadyen recently said: "It's fantastic to be reunited with much of the wonderful cast and crew from last year.
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Review: Leverage The Final Season

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Leverage takes a curtain call this month as 20th Century Home Entertainment releases the fifth and final season on DVD. The four-disc set contains the complete fifteen episode season, which was aired in two batches across summer and winter 2012. Since then, the series has remained in the public eye thanks to three incredibly fun novels along with its well-deserved honor as Favorite Cable TV Drama at the 39th People’s Choice Awards.

Much as we here at ComicMix have adored the show, the audience has been dwindling; opening the final year with 3.39 million viewers and the final drew a smaller 3.04 million, far too small these days to be sustained. However, co-creators Dean Devlin and John Rogers suspected this was the make-it or break-it season and prepared accordingly. From the outset of the season, Nate Ford (Tim Hutton) was up to something and we saw him pushing the other members of
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Giveaway: Win Leverage Season 5 on DVD

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Giveaway: Win Leverage Season 5 on DVD
The final season of TNT's hit drama Leverage is finally available in Leverage: The Fifth Season on DVD, for fans to complete their collection. The series stars Timothy Hutton as Nathan Ford, who forms a team with a grifter (Gina Bellman), retrieval specialist (Christian Kane), hacker (Aldis Hodge) and thief (Beth Riesgraf) to take down the rich and powerful who exploit the working class. We have a contest running where fans can take home a copy of this DVD to round out your collection. These prizes will be gone before you know it, so take a look at how you can win.

Winners Receive:

Leverage: The Fifth Season DVD

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DVD Releases: TV Crime Drama Extravaganza & An Emmy-Winning Giveaway

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It's Christmas in September for fans of crime dramas and/or stellar made-for-tv movies, considering the wealth of titles available today on DVD/Blu-Ray.

With an Arrow Season 1 giveaway already live, we're offering readers another free prize pack below, while giving fans an idea of what they can expect from the releases:

Behind the Candelabra: Whomever thought of casting Michael Douglas and Matt Damon as gay lovers Liberace and Scott Thorson in this HBO biopic should win an Emmy this weekend. Directed by Steven Soderbergh and based on Thorson's autobiography, the film focuses on the love affair between Liberace (Douglas) and Thorson (Damon), which may have started from a place of love but, as we all know, certainly didn't end that way. The actors, joined by Debbie Reynolds, Rob Lowe, Scott Bakula and Dan Aykroyd, bring not only the characters to life but also a certain amount of humor
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Ripper Street Season 2: 7 Actors Who Should Guest Star

Whitechapel is stirring.

As you may know, the second series of Ripper Street is just around the corner. Matthew Macfadyen returns as Di Edmund Reid, paired with his stalwart DS Bennet Drake (Jerome Flynn) and the mysterious and talented coroner Captain Homer Jackson (Adam Rothenberg), who has finally hidden his sordid past as Matthew Judge…or so it seems.

The BBC Autumn Original Drama trailer gives little away but as we know, with a new series comes a myriad of new actors (encompassing both genders). David Costabile, Gale from Breaking Bad and Thomas Klebanow on The Wire, has been cast as the second Judge brother, obviously there to cause concern for Captain Jackson. Being Human’s Damien Molony enters as a new DC for H Division whilst Joseph Mawle (Game of Thrones) will play a rival to Reid and co. as K Division’s Inspector Jedidiah Shine. Others gracing the

'The Wire', 'Being Human', 'Thrones' stars join 'Ripper Street' cast

The Wire and Breaking Bad star David Costabile, Being Human's Damien Molony and Game of Thrones actor Joseph Mawle are among the new cast members for series two of BBC One period drama Ripper Street.

Filming has started in Dublin on the show's second run, which will feature the return of Matthew MacFadyen, Jerome Flynn and Adam Rothenberg as crime-solving trio Reid, Drake and Jackson.

Costabile joins as Daniel Judge, the older brother of Jackson (Rothenberg), and will appear in the two-part finale.

Molony joins as new H Division constable Albert Flight, while Mawle is cast as the corrupt Inspector Jedidiah Shine. Newcomer Leanne Best will appear as Jane Cobden, the first woman elected to the London County Council.

Meanwhile, Paul Kaye (Dennis Pennis, Game of Thrones) is among the guest stars in series two, alongside Gina Bellman (Coupling), Neve McIntosh (Doctor Who and James Wilby (Maurice).

Based around the East End of London,
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This Week's Must-See TV: Five Shows You Shouldn't Miss

Pick up your remote and start setting reminders - or grab a pencil and a calendar if you're a bit behind the times - because there's some fan-bloomin'-tastic TV coming up in the next week.

We at Tube Talk have once again picked out the best programmes that are about to hit your box, which we've previewed below. Oh, and we'll also be putting on our finest tuxedos and diamond-encrusted ballgowns to catch the 66th British Academy Film Awards, which air Sunday (February 10) at 9pm on BBC One.

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Dancing on the Edge: Monday (February 4) at 9pm on BBC Two

You won't find anything more grand or glamorous on TV this week than Stephen Poliakoff's Dancing on the Edge, a five-part drama about a black jazz band in 1930s London.

Boasting an all-star cast including Matthew Goode, John Goodman, Anthony Head, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Merlin's
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