Roman Empire : Reign of Blood Netflix Now.

  ‘ROMAN EMPIRE’ EPIC SERIES WITH AARON JAKUBENKO AND SEAN BEAN AS NARRATOR Now here’s something new that you can watch as of today over at Netflix! November 11th marks the beginning of season one for ROMAN EMPIRE: REIGN OF BLOOD a stylish mix of documentary and historical epic that chronicles the reign of Commodus, the emperor whose rule marked the beginning of Rome’s fall. The series features Sean Bean, who’s no stranger to epic adventure but here he is only a narrator, that hunky elven prince Aaron Jakubenko from MTV’s godawful epic series Shannara here upgraded as the emperor … Read more

John Thornton, Look Back at Me – pt 14

Chapter 14      A Gentleman’s  Agreement   Margaret strolled over and closed the door to his library, forbidding even the warmth in the room, while she read the letters.  “Why am I doing this?” she wondered.  “This would not have happened with the old Margaret,” she told herself. Sitting down, she pulled out the little pile of letters from the drawer, all addressed to her.  She noticed a mixture of dates and wondered why John had never sent them.  Two were before their London meeting on the veranda, and the rest were after that day.  None of them were finished.  … Read more

Reserve and Reticence – Part Twenty

Twenty – A New Step Toward the Future   By the time the necessary explanations had been given, the long summer day was nearly over and Beth and Stephen had returned to The Queen’s Head with Oliver. The boy had consented to accompany them home but only because Mr Charles Thornton had convinced him of the necessity of a proper education. “You need to learn all about accounting and economics, young fellow!” Mr Thornton had lectured. “You must know how the machines operate, what techniques are used to make cotton, how to manage a factory like Marlborough Mills, if you … Read more

Daniel Day-Lewis Quits Acting

Shocker! Daniel Day-Lewis Quits Acting (EXCLUSIVE) Brent Lang Senior Film and Media Editor @BrentALang Variety REX/Shutterstock June 20, 2017 | 12:20PM PT Three-time Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis, widely considered one of the preeminent actors of his generation, is retiring from acting, Variety has learned. The 60-year-old star, who has played presidents, writers, and gang leaders in a career that has spanned four decades, has one final film awaiting release, an untitled drama set in the world of high fashion. It is scheduled to hit theaters on December 25, 2017 and reunites him with Paul Thomas Anderson, who directed Day-Lewis to … Read more

The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond 2008

Interesting to see Chris Evans in a period drama using a southern accent. Tells the story of Fisher Willow, the disliked 1920s Memphis débutante daughter of a plantation owner with a distaste for narrow-minded people and a penchant for shocking and insulting those around her. After returning from studies overseas, Fisher falls in love with Jimmy, the down-and-out son of an alcoholic father and an insane mother who works at a store on her family’s plantation. She tries to pass him off as an upper-class suitor to appease the spinster aunt who controls her family’s fortune, but when she loses … Read more

John Thornton, Look Back at Me – pt 13

Chapter 13      Staying Away   John awakened to the new day, having spent a miserable night, wondering if Margaret would recover from the knowledge of his previous carnal experiences.  Had he ruined everything in a moment of openness?  She had initially asked the question, which had taken him quite by surprise, and led to his confession.  Whatever made her ask that?  However, he would have to do his best to restrain his passion, in both words and deeds. Slightly apprehensive, he took a deep breath and left his room.  He found Margaret helping Dixon set the table for breakfast. … Read more

Masterpiece Theater Tonight

Jun 18 | 9:00PM ET Grantchester, Season 3: Episode 1 (Christmas Episode) It’s the week before Christmas, 1954. Vicar Sidney Chambers is engrossed with holiday duties, but distracted by an impossible situation — how can a vicar and a woman carrying her estranged husband’s baby ever make it work? Jun 18 | 8:00PM ET My Mother and Other Strangers, Episode 1 Rose meets Captain Dreyfuss. Emma goes on a date and incites an international incident.