Samson

  ‘SAMSON’ MOVIE POSTER WITH TAYLOR JAMES, BILLY ZANE Supposed to hit the big screens next February! The latest movie version of famous legend on SAMSON in which the hero is played by Taylor James with Jackson Rathbone, Rutger Hauer, Billy Zane also in the cast alongside Caitlin Leahy who plays Delilah! After his youthful ambition leads to a tragic marriage, Samson’s acts of revenge thrust him into direct conflict with the Philistine army. As his brother mounts a tribal rebellion, only Samson’s relationship with a Philistine temptress and his final surrender – both to the Philistines and to God … Read more

The Alienist – TNT Series *** January 22, 2018

   ‘THE ALIENIST’ TV SERIES NEW TRAILER WITH LUKE EVANS TNT has, meanwhile, released a new trailer for their period set detective series THE ALIENIST which will start airing January 22nd! It is set in 1896, when a series of haunting, gruesome murders of boy prostitutes grips New York City. Newly appointed police commissioner Theodore Roosevelt (Brian Geraghty) calls upon criminal psychologist, aka alienist, Dr. Laszlo Kreizler (Daniel Brühl) and newspaper illustrator John Moore (Luke Evans) to conduct the investigation in secret. They are joined by Sara Howard (Dakota Fanning), a headstrong secretary determined to become the city’s first female … Read more

Das Boot (series)

  WW2 ‘DAS BOOT’ SERIES  JAMES D’ARCY, TOM WLASCHIHA, VINCENT KARTHEISER CAST Speaking of European epic series, a rather stellar cast has been rounded up for DAS BOOT from Bavaria Fernsehproduktion, Sky Deutschland and Sonar Entertainment! International cast will include Game of Thrones‘ Tom Wlaschiha, Mad Men‘s Vincent Kartheiser, James D’Arcy and Thierry Frémont alongside Lizzy Caplan! Inspired by the Oscar nominated film of the same name from Wolfgang Petersen, the eight part series has the story set on a submarine in autumn 1942, as U-boat warfare becomes increasingly brutal. While a very young crew put out to sea on … Read more

Period Drama Forward: BodyGuard 2018

RICHARD MADDEN’S ‘BODYGUARD’ BBC has revealed the 1st photo from their 6 part drama BODYGUARD that tells the fictional story of David Budd (Richard Madden), working as a Specialist Protection Officer for the Royalty and Specialist Protection Branch of London’s Metropolitan Police Service. When he is assigned to protect the ambitious and powerful Home Secretary Julia Montague (Keeley Hawes), whose politics stand for everything he despises, Budd finds himself torn between his duty and his beliefs. Responsible for her safety, is he actually her biggest threat? Richard Madden and Keeley Hawes in Bodyguard

Medici: Masters of Florence – The Magnificent (S2)

MEDICI: MASTERS OF FLORENCE ‘THE MAGNIFICENT’ 2ND SEASON New season will also have eight episodes Now titled MEDICI: MASTERS OF FLORENCE: THE MAGNIFI- CENT, the new season will be set in 15th century Florence, following the drama of the infamous Medici family, whose political and economyoung son forced to take over the family business following an attempt on the life of his father, Piero de Medici (who was the son of Richard Madden‘s Cosimo in the first season). Lorenzo wants to abandon the cynical politics of the past and usher in a new era of political freedom and creative expressionic … Read more

Gunpowder – 1st Trailer Premieres BBC One – 3 Episodes

Gunpowder is set in the year 1605 and chronicles the attempt made by Fawkes and a group of provincial English Catholics to blow up the House of Lords and kill King James I, all in an effort to help restore a Catholic to the crown. Among them was Robert Catesby, who was said to be the mastermind behind the operation. The plot was ultimately thwarted by authorities after explosives were spotted near Westminster Palace.  

Period Drama Forward: King Lear

ANTHONY HOPKINS, EMMA THOMPSON, EMILY WATSON, JIM BROADBENT AND OTHERS Speaking of British drama, ‘Daily Mail’ also reports that Anthony Hopkins will play the lead role in BBC 2’s TV movie on Shakespeare’s KING LEAR! British thespians Emma Thompson, Emily Watson and Florence Pugh will play his daughters Goneril, Regan and Cordelia. Famous director Richard Eyre has also cast Jim Broadbent and Downton Abbey‘s Jim Carter to play Lear’s war ministers Gloucester and Kent! Andrew Scott will be Lear’s secret protector Edgar, while Christopher Eccleston will play Oswald in the story of the Shakespeare’s old King now set in the … Read more

North Water 2018 BBC

BBC’s announces they are planning to turn Ian McGuire’s novel THE NORTH WATER into a five episode period set thriller series. Set in Hull and the ice floes of the Arctic in the late 1850s it follows Patrick Sumner, a disgraced surgeon who signs up as ship’s doctor on a whaling expedition to the Arctic. On board he meets Henry Drax, the harpooner, a brutish killer whose amorality has been shaped to fit the harshness of his world. Hoping to escape the horrors of his past, Sumner finds himself on an ill-fated journey with a murderous psychopath. In search of … Read more

A VERY ENGLISH SCANDAL 2018

‘A VERY ENGLISH SCANDAL’   FIRST PHOTO WITH HUGH GRANT & BEN WHISHAW AS HIS LOVER BBC has released earlier today the first photo from their new period set series A VERY ENGLISH SCANDAL which is currently shooting to air sometime next year in three episodes and will also be aired by Amazon in USA. It is the late 1960s, homosexuality has only just been decriminalised and Jeremy Thorpe (Hugh Grant), the leader of the Liberal party and the youngest leader of any British political party in a hundred years, has a secret he’s desperate to hide. As long as his … Read more

Justice League *** Nov 17, 2017 US

SPOTLIGHT ON ‘JUSTICE LEAGUE’ WITH NEW CHARACTER POSTERS FEATURING WONDER WOMAN, AQUAMAN, THE FLASH, CYBORG! ‘JUSTICE LEAGUE’  NEW CHARACTER POSTERS! Warner Bros. and DC have released colourful new character posters for this year’s biggest superhero flick JUSTICE LEAGUE  that will assemble DC‘s biggest superheroes in cinemas this November directed by Zack Snyder and Joss Whedon who finished the film but won’t be credited as the director. A rumour has it that a new trailer arrives this week  HEROES UNITE! Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman‘s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound … Read more

John Thornton, Look Bact at Me – pt 27

     A Fainting Finale   John and Margaret entered the top floor of the courthouse.  They were attending Slickson’s retirement party that was being held in the grand ballroom. John was delighted to have Margaret on his arm, and as they milled around speaking to many of the attendees, he introduced her to his business acquaintances.  John swelled with pride as he watched all the men taking an interest in her, and knowing she was his.  He escorted Margaret to sit with the Professor, along with Nicholas and Peggy, near the front, while he joined the original mill owners on … Read more

Cloepatra

Amazon will be the latest to try and put legendary Egyptian queen CLEOPATRA on the small screens as they have put into development a series with Black Sails team.  Written by Robert Levine, it is described as a revisionist take on one of history’s most misunderstood women, The Godfather in Ancient Egypt. After nearly losing her life in a bloody coup, Cleopatra must use her natural wit and political genius to take back her throne and restore honour to her family and kingdom. Let’s  hope this one makes it.

John Thornton, Look Back at Me – pt 26

Branson carried returned a slightly embarrassed, but totally euphoric, Margaret back to her cottage later that morning.  She hardly knew herself after last night.  She felt consummated with John, who had lovingly and tenderly delivered her to womanly rapture.  Again she had witnessed him in a different light.  Another awe inspiring moment revealed the passionate, sensual man that lay hidden, and he had waited only for her.  Margaret felt she had witnessed the two extremes of male love, and she was certain that John, like in most things concerning him, was the exception to the normal.  The evening before had … Read more

‘THE GREATEST SHOWMAN’

THE GREATEST SHOWMAN  which hits theatres around the world this Christmas! Inspired by the imagination of P.T. Barnum, THE GREATEST SHOWMAN is an original musical that celebrates the birth of show business and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.The true story movie also stars Zac Efron, Rebecca Ferguson and Michelle Williams. It is directed by Michael Gracey who previously worked on special effects in movies. The movie wasn’t originally envisioned as musical.

John Thornton, Look Back at Me – pt 25

Passionate Treasure (WARNING: Adult reading, ahead) “Yes, John.  It’s me.” John ran to the hall and saw Margaret closing the door behind her.  He watched her come to the top of the steps and into the parlor.  After removing her wrap, he pulled why.” “John, I not ever felt the weight of this entire situation, as you did, I was never really afraid.  I’m sorry you endured so much pain and anguish on my behalf.” her hard against him and kissed every inch of her face, trying to wipe away his own fears for her. “I’m sorry you had to … Read more

Thor Ragnarok *** Nov

PREMIUM SPOTLIGHT ON ‘THOR RAGNAROK’ WITH CHRIS HEMSWORTH, CATE BLANCHETT, TOM HIDDLESTON, KARL URBAN, ANTHONY HOPKINS! CHARACTER POSTERS!   ‘THOR RAGNAROK’ GLITZY CHARACTER POSTERS It’s the 55th anniversary of Thor and Hulk Brand new, very colourful and kitschy looking, character posters have been released for THOR: RAGNAROK along with an exciting new teaser trailer! The latest instalment in the superhero franchise on the brave Norse God from Asgard brings a lot of changes to the series: not only that it will be more on the comedic side, with vivid colours and different visual aspect, but it also brings a sexy … Read more

I’m BACK!!

I should be up and running in the next day or two.  Sorry for the inconvenience.  My property did sustain some damage and I was without electric, cable, internet, cell phone, landline for four miserably hot days. I had one antique oil lamp and a book that kept me company.  Glad to be here.