Catch 22 (WW2 series on Hulu)

‘CATCH 22’ WW2 SERIES

GATHERS A HANDSOME SQUAD

 George Clooney is producing CATCH 22 World War 2 television series based on Joseph Heller‘s novel, and that he is also directing and starring in it, but now the rest of the cast has been revealed as well and brace yourself – it is filled with tons of super handsome boys. George Clooney and Kyle Chandler will play their colonels.
Christopher Abbott leads the cast!

 

WHAT’S THE CATCH?

Hulu’s ten episode series will be set in Italy during World War II, following incomparable, artful dodger Yossarian (Christopher Abbott), a bombardier for the U.S. Air Force, who is furious
because thousands of people he has never met are trying to kill him. But his real problem is not the enemy, but rather his own army which keeps increasing the number of missions the men must fly to complete their service. Yet if Yossarian makes any attempt to avoid his military assignments, he’ll be in violation of CATCH 22, a hilariously sinister bureaucratic rule which specifies that a concern for one’s own safety in the face of dangers which are real and immediate is the process of a rational mind; a man is considered insane if he willingly continues to fly dangerous combat missions, but a request to be removed from duty is evidence of sanity and therefore makes him ineligible to be relieved from duty.
Kyle Chandler will play Colonel Cathcart

 

WHO’S IN THE SQUADRON?

Daniel David Stewart will play Milo, a quintessential Brooklyn native, possessed with the fierce determination and charm to bring his grand plans to fruition. Milo is a war profiteer who has figured out how to put himself in the Mess hall supervisor position in order to begin his trading syndicate.

Austin Stowell will portray Nately, Yossarian’s closest friend. He is someone who had lived his young life without trauma and is in love with Clara, a prostitute in Rome. R

 

Rafi Gavron will play Aarfy, Yossarian’s navigator who is frequently lost. When he starts recounting stories we get a glimpse into his darker mind and soon see it manifest on a weekend away.

 

Graham Patrick Martin will portray Orr, Yossarian’s tentmate, and pilot of another plane in Yossarian’s squadron. Orr is very well liked and has a goofy demeanour; he is also a great handyman who has a specific skill set to see him through the war.

 

Pico Alexander will play Clevinger, the pilot of another plane. He and Yossarian enjoy each other’s company, yet each believes the other is a fool for holding the worldview he holds.

 

 

Jon Rudnitsky is McWatt, Yossarian’s pilot. He is a prankster who in his spare time likes to fly too low to any and all structures. He thinks he understands how world works and is not afraid to give his opinions about it.

 

 

 

Gerran Howell will play Kid Sampson, McWatt’s shy, boyish co-pilot, whose unspectacular and unremarkable life will end, spectacularly and remarkably, at McWatt’s hands. 

 

Lewis  Pullman is Major Major, an Air Corps Cadet who later becomes Squadron Commander. He has never had friends and tries to figure out the best way to go unnoticed through the war.

 

Robin Hood 2018

‘ROBIN HOOD’ TRAILER
LOOKS OVERLY MODERN INDEED
The first trailer for new ROBIN HOOD movie which is out November 21st! Made, obviously, for younger audiences,  the movie will have hip costumes and vibe while trying to describe the origins of the famous rebel from Sherwood! The trailer obviously shows a rather modern look, maybe even overly so.
Robin Hood has been set for November release

 

A GRITTY NEW TAKE
Directed by Otto Bathurst, this gritty new take on the classic Robin Hood story will see young Taron Egerton playing the legendary archer Robin of Loxley a war hardened Crusader who together with his Moorish commander (Jamie Foxx) mount an audacious revolt against the corrupt English crown in a thrilling action adventure packed with gritty battlefield exploits, mind blowing fight choreography, and a timeless romance. Eve Hewson appears in the film as Maid Marian while Jamie Dornan is Will Scarlet, half brother of Hood, member of Merry Men, and husband of Marian. Ben Mendelsohn is the villain as the Sheriff of Nottingham with Paul Anderson as Guy of Gisborne! Tim Minchin is Friar Tuck, Josh Herdman is Righteous and Björn Bengtsson is Tydon!
Taron Egerton is Robin, while Jamie Foxx is a Moorish commander

 

Young Taron Egerton takes the role of the legendary archer

 

Eve Hewson is the new Maid Marian

Period Drama Bonanza on AMAZON in May 2018

Period Drama Bonanza on AMAZON in May 2018

Arriving May 1st

  • “Aristocrats” (Limited Series)
  • “Banished” (Limited Series)
  • “Charles II ― The Power and the Passion” (Limited Series)
  • “Daniel Deronda” (Limited Series)
  • “David Copperfield” (Limited Series)
  • “Desperate Romantics” (Limited Series)
  • “Ivanhoe” (Limited Series)
  • “Jane Eyre” (1983, Limited Series)
  • “Jane Eyre” (2006, Limited Series)
  • “Life in Squares” (Limited Series)
  • “Little Dorrit” (Limited Series)
  • “Lorna Doone” (Limited Series)
  • “Love in a Cold Climate” (Limited Series)
  • “Mansfield Park” (Limited Series)
  • “Martin Chuzzlewit” (Limited Series)
  • “Middlemarch” (Limited Series)
  • “Oliver Twist” (1985, Limited Series)
  • “Oliver Twist” (2007, Limited Series)
  • “Our Mutual Friend” (Limited Series)
  • “Pride and Prejudice” (Limited Series)
  • “Sense and Sensibility” (1981, Limited Series)
  • “Sense and Sensibility” (2008, Limited Series)
  • “Sinbad” (Limited Series)
  • “Tess of the D’Urbervilles” (Limited Series)
  • “The Buccaneers” (Limited Series)
  • “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” (Limited Series)
  • “The Lost World” (Limited Series)
  • “The Office” (Limited Series)
  • “The Pickwick Papers” (Limited Series)
  • “The Tenant of Wildfell Hall” (Limited Series)
  • “The Way We Live Now” (Limited Series)
  • “Tom Jones” (Limited Series)
  • “Vanity Fair” (Limited Series)

Ordeal by Innocence – Agatha Christie – Easter Sunday

The series starts this Easter Sunday

Although we thought Sarah Phelps’ adaptation of Witness for the Prosecution was ghastly bad last year at BBC, we did absolutely adore And Then There Were None the year before it, so we are ready to give ORDEAL BY INNOCENCE her latest Agatha Christie project a go when it starts airing Easter Sunday at BBC. It was originally supposed to air at Christmas but it underwent a 12 day reshooting in order to replace Ed Westwick with Christian Cooke in 35 scenes in which he appears in the three part mini-series. The reshooting wasn’t easy as they had to book the ensemble cast again and shoot in winter instead of summer while also booking all the locations and costumes again too. They have also changed the ending from the one in Christie’s novel for which they’ve got a special permission from Agatha Christie’s estate.

Bill Nighy leads the cast as the victim’s widower!

 

TROY: Fall of a City

STARTING NEXT WEEK ON BBC!  Saturday, Feb. 17th
What better way to warm yourself up a bit during cold winter nights than with some scantily clad Greek warriors and princesses, starting next Saturday, February 17th, when British BBC will start airing TROY: FALL OF A CITY, eight episode brand new epic television series!

TROY: FALL OF A CITY an epic tale of mortals and gods, has a psychologically rich and sweeping narrative which goes back to the story’s origins: to the judgement of Paris, his scandalous love affair with Helen, and the ill-starred prophecy surrounding his birth. Told from the perspective of the Trojan royal family at the heart of the siege, TROY: FALL OF A CITY is a rich story of love, intrigue, betrayal and belonging. Combining thrilling adventure with heart-breaking intimacy, it conveys the big themes of human existence and identity; of people battling to retain their sense of humanity and compassion amid the devastation and destruction of war.

David Threlfall is King Priam of Troy
Tom Weston Jones is the heroic and tragic prince Hector of Troy
Bella Dayne is flimsy Helen of Troy whose adultery starts the war

THE CAST OF THE 8 PART DRAMA
The eight part saga, which will also air on Netflix after the run in UK,  will see Louis Hunter and Bella Dayne as Paris and Helen, the two lovers whose passionate affair plunges Greece and Troy into war, threatening to bring both empires to their knees. David Threlfall plays Paris’ father, King Priam of  Troy, alongside Frances O’Connor as Hecuba, Queen of Troy, and Tom Weston-Jones  as their eldest son brave Hector. They are joined by a cast ncluding Joseph Mawle as Odysseus the king of Ithaca, Chloe Pirrie as Hector’s wife Andromache, Johnny Harris as Agamemnon the king of Mycenae who attacks Troy with his brother Menalaus, David Gyasi as Achilles (yes, for some reason he will be black and so will be his lover Patroklus and also the almighty Zeus indeed), and Jonas Armstrong as Menelaus, the King of Sparta whose marriage to Helen is destroyed when Paris arrives in his city. Further casting includes Alfred Enoch as the Trojan general Aeneas the cousin of King Priam, David Avery as Xanthius, and Aimee-Ffion Edwards as Priam and Hecuba’s daughter, prophetess princess Cassandra.
Louis Hunter and Bella Dayne are two epic brats Paris and Helen
Robin Hood’s Jonas Armstrong is King of Sparta Menelaus
Johnny Harris is Menelaus’ brother Agamemnon, king of Mycenae

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Tom Weston Jones is the brave and heroic prince of Troy Hector
For some reason BBC thinks Achilles was black, played by David Gyasi
Australian actor Louis Hunter is the bratty prince of Troy Paris
Priam first want to marry Paris to Spartan princess Hermione (right)

Check out the trailer below:

 

https://youtu.be/EKcNWFSwKJU

The Mercy 2018

 ‘THE MERCY’ POSTERS
 

COLIN FIRTH & RACHEL WEISZ
New character posters have been released featuring Oscar winners Rachel Weisz and Colin Firth from THE MERCY a true life drama movie scheduled to premiere this February from The Theory of Everything director James Marsh!

 ALONE AT SEA 
Colin plays yachtsman Donald Crowhurst whose disastrous attempt to win the 1968 Golden Globe Race ends up with him creating an outrageous account of travelling the world alone by sea. The adventure ended in disgrace and tragedy, after he duped family and race organisers (since neither him nor his boat were ready for the ocean crossing, he started sending false reports on his locations over the radio struggling to keep up the pretence), finally taking his life. Rachel Weisz who plays his wife is also joined in the cast by talented British thespians you love David Thewlis and Sam Hoare! Kate Winslet was originally supposed to play the role Weisz was given later on. Colin Firth is actually twenty years older than Crowhurst was when he started his race around the globe! Our favourite Studio canal is producing! Johann Johannsson who composed the music in Theory of Everything is doing the score for this movie as well!  The movie was directed by James Marsh

Colin suffered hip dislocation during the shooting.  Sails into theaters near the beginning of February.

 

Winchester (Creepy) with Helen Mirren

TRAILER, POSTER AND PHOTOS

New trailer, photos and poster have been released for period set thriller horror WINCHESTER in which Helen Mirren plays the famous heiress to the gun production empire.
WINCHESTER out next February, sees Helen Mirren staring as the wealthy recluse who feared she was being haunted by the souls of people who were killed by the Winchester Repeating Rifle. Following the deaths of her husband and child, she threw herself into the never ending construction of an enormous  mansion with more than 160 rooms, complete with staircases that lead nowhere, designed to keep the evil spirits at bay. When sceptical San Francisco psychiatrist Eric Price (Jason Clarke) is dispatched to the estate to evaluate Sarah, he learns that her obsession might not be so insane after all.  The Queen Anne Victorian style house, whose construction began in 1884 and continued until Sarah Winchester’s death on September 5, 1922, can still be seen in California and it is a big tourist attraction.
The movie and the ghosts are out next month

 

The construction of the house continued for almost 40 years
Jason Clarke plays the doctor sent to check if Lady Winchester is mad