Papillon 2017 (remake of 1973 version)

Papillon is a 2017 American biographical film directed by Michael Noer. It tells the story of French convict Henri Charrière (Charlie Hunnam), nicknamed “Papillon”, who was imprisoned in 1933 and escaped in 1941 with the help of another convict, counterfeiter Louis Dega (Rami Malek). The film’s screenplay is based on Charrière’s autobiographies Papillon and Banco, as well as the former’s 1973 film adaptation, which was written by Dalton Trumbo and Lorenzo Semple Jr. and starred Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman.

Papillon premiered on September 9, 2017 in the Special Presentations section at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival.  Bleecker Street will distribute the film in the United States on August 24, 2018. Bleecker Street released a movie poster and trailer online for the film on May 22, 2018.

 

Papillon follows the epic story of Henri “Papillon” Charrière (Charlie Hunnam), a safecracker from the Parisian underworld who was unjustly convicted of murder and condemned to life in a notorious penal colony on Devil’s Island in French Guiana, South America. Determined to regain his freedom, Papillon forms an unlikely alliance with quirky convicted counterfeiter Louis Dega (Rami Malek), who in exchange for his protection, agrees to finance Papillon’s escape, ultimately resulting in a bond of lasting friendship.

Murder Mystery

 LUKE EVANS JOINS

‘MURDER MYSTERY’ WITH JENNIFER ANISTON AND ADAM SANDLER

After starring with great success and critical acclaim in TNT’s The Alienist period set television series earlier this year our favorite Welshboy Luke Evans is staying on the small screens! He has just joined a new Netflix comedy movie MURDER MYSTERY which already has Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler who plays a New York cop who finally takes his wife (Jennifer Aniston) on a long-promised European trip. But a chance meeting on the flight with a mysterious man (Luke Evans) gets them invited to an intimate family gathering on the super yacht of elderly billionaire Malcolm Quince. When Quince is murdered, the couple become the prime suspects in a modern day whodunit.
Luke Evans will be the mysterious man!

Earthsea

   ‘EARTHSEA’ FANTASY SAGA
TO BE TURNED INTO MOVIES!

Producer Jennifer Fox will turn Ursula K. Le Guin’s fantasy classic EARTHSEA into a series of movies. Ursula sold her the rights before she died at the beginning of this year. As ‘Deadline’ reports, the saga includes five novels and eight short stories set in a fantasy archipelago of hundreds of islands, imperilled by those who use magic to gain power and upset its delicate balance. Most of its characters are people of colour and the emphasis is on understanding nature and human nature, not possessing power over them.

Ursula wrote more than 20 books in her career

Cafe Society 2016

A New Yorker named Bobby (Jesse Eisenberg) moves to Hollywood in the 1930s to work for his uncle Phil (Steve Carell), a powerful and well-connected agent. He soon falls for Phil’s secretary Vonnie (Kristen Stewart), unaware that she’s secretly having an affair with his uncle. In time, a disillusioned Bobby returns home to run a nightclub for his gangster brother (Corey Stoll). Written and directed by Woody Allen, Cafe Society made its world premiere at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.

The Outsider 2002

The Outsider 2002.  Starring Tim Daly and Naomi Watts.

A western love story revolving around the forbidden love between a young widow from a Mennonite-like religious group and a

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cold-blooded gunslinger whom she takes into her home after he is wounded. 

It never was presented as a remake of Angel and the Badman 1974 but it’s very similar.

I loved this movie enough to make a 3 part video of the story, shown below.  I watch my DVD yearly.

 

 



Poldark Season 4

   ‘POLDARK’ SEASON 4
STARTS NEXT SUNDAY AT BBC!
Are you excited people? The fourth, and most probably the penultimate, season of popular British period set saga POLDARK starts its eight episode run next Sunday, June 10th on BBC, and for the viewers in Northern America on PBS Masterpiecelater next Autumn September 30th! Everybody’s favourite Captain Ross Poldark will, as he himself admits, sell his soul and go into politics after refusing to do so in previous three seasons. Tough times require drastic measures.
Season four starts Sunday, June 10th at BBC
SEASON FOUR OF POLDARK
set in the 18th century Cornwall will see Ross (Aidan Turner) putting himself as a political rival to his dastardly enemy George Warleggan (Jack Farthing), and possibly moving to London. Turmoil will rule in his private life as well after his shameless adulteress wife Demelza (Eleanor Tomlinson) has cold-heartedly cheated on him with Hugh Armitage (Josh Whitehouse), a man whose life Ross saved by heroically risking his own which obviously did not mean much to his flimsy wife. She is obviously still torn between her loving husband and a lovesick Hugh, who is set to rival George in the upcoming election but due to his poor health Ross will obviously have to take over his candidacy and chalange George himself. Their friends Dwight and Caroline Enyse (Luke Norris and Gabriella Wilde) contemplate having a child and the love of Ross’ youth Elizabeth (Heida Reed) seeks the same to secure her marriage with his biggest enemy Warleggan who still does not know their son Valentine is not his but Poldark’s. Meanwhile, their ex nanny Morwenna (Ellise Chappell) uses her husband Osborne’s (Christian Brassington) affair with her sister Rowella (Esme Coy) to keep the reverend’s advances at bay! Harry Richardson and Tom  York return as Demelza’s brothers Drake and Sam ready for a lot of new trouble with law. Series four will cover the happenings until the Christmas period of 1799. The fifth season will probably start with a ten year jump.
Aidan Turner’s Captain Ross Poldark will head to Westminster this season
Demelza’s and Ross’ marriage will suffer due to her adultery
The Enyses will be expecting a baby at the beginning of the season
Elizabeth still hides from George that little Valentine isn’t his son but Ross’
The beauty of Cornwall will dominate this season as well! Click for bigger view
Warlegans will try to increase their power in London
Rejoice! Season 4 opens with Ross coming out of the ocean like this!

 

VILLAINOUS MONK ADDERLEY

When it comes to new faces in the cast, Max Bennett joins the crew as a villainous member of parliament Monk Adderley who takes a particular interest in Demelza! He is an unscrupulous and very vivid society figure without conscience and loyalty.

FORMIDABLE LADY WHITWORTH

Meanwhile, Rebecca Front also joins the cast as Lady Whitworth, formidable mother of perverse reverend Osborne who does not care that her son loves to suck female toes in his free time. The arrival of his overbearing mother will bring more trouble to Morwenna.