When Sherlock Met Sherlock

By Fraser McAlpine | Posted on January 20th, 2014 Robert Downey Junior and Benedict Cumberbatch (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision for Producers Guild/AP Images) Last night, at the 25th annual Producers Guild of America awards, this strange apparition appeared. Sherlock Holmes (as played by Robert Downey Jr.) met Sherlock Holmes (as played by Benedict Cumberbatch) at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. And while this was going on, PBS aired “The Empty Hearse,” the first episode of Season Three of Benedict’s Sherlock (recap here). That is a LOT of deduction in a short space of time. And there’s no sign of it letting … Read more

The Imitation Game 2014

The Imitation Game 2014 Film The drama, a biopic of Alan Turing, also stars Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Mark Strong, Rory Kinnear, Charles Dance, Allen Leech and Matthew Beard. One of Britain’s most extraordinary unsung heroes, Turing was the pioneer of modern-day computing, Turing is credited with cracking the German Enigma code and the film is a nail-biting race against time by Turing and his brilliant team at Britain’s top-secret code-breaking centre, Bletchley Park, during the darkest days of World War II. Turing, whose contributions and genius significantly shortened the war, saving thousands of lives, was the eventual victim of … Read more

Starz Sets Premiere Date for Da Vinci’s Demons Season 2 * Mar 22

Source: Starz Starz announced today that the second season of the historical fantasy “Da Vinci’s Demons,” an original series created by David S. Goyer (“The Dark Knight” trilogy, Man of Steel, upcoming Batman vs. Superman), will premiere in the U.S. on Saturday, March 22nd at 9pm ET/PT. The ten-episode drama, produced by Adjacent Productions, follows the ‘untold’ story of the world’s greatest genius, Leonardo da Vinci, during his turbulent youth during the Renaissance. Starz greenlit “Da Vinci’s Demons” for a second season following its record-setting first season weekend debut on Starz on Friday April 12, 2013. Outside of the United … Read more

The Promise – release April 16th

  This looks good Alan Rickman, Rebecca Hall, Richard Madden If you’ve been wondering exactly what Alan Rickman’s been up to since he took off the curly wig and stopped checking the floor for dog mess as Hilly Krystal in CBGB, he’s gone back to what he does best. Buttoned-up and starchy men whose passions are buried far beneath a crusty outer shell of respectability. Look! He’s doing it here, in the trailer for A Promise, in which he plays Karl Hoffmeister, a somewhat stiff, but respected owner of a failing factory in pre-WWI Germany. Concerned for the future, he … Read more

The Musketeers * Jan 19th

  Adrian Hodges introduces ‘The Musketeers’ Source The Musketeers creator and executive producer Adrian Hodges (Primeval, Survivors) introduces BBC One’s new adventure drama. Launching this month, the ten-part drama series stars Luke Pasqualino (Skins) as D’Artagnan, Santiago Cabrera (Merlin) as Aramis, Tom Burke (The Hour) as Athos, Peter Capaldi (Doctor Who) as Cardinal Richelieu and Howard Charles as Porthos. “Our new series of The Musketeers is based on the famous characters created by Alexandre Dumas – D’Artagnan, Athos, Porthos and Aramis, some of the most evocative names in all fiction, names synonymous with adventure, heroism, courage and self-sacrifice. This new … Read more

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Release Dates COUNTRYDATEDETAILS Germany Feb 6, 2014 (Berlin International Film Festival) France Feb 26, 2014 Belgium Mar 5, 2014 Greece Mar 6, 2014 Austria Mar 7, 2014 United Kingdom Mar 7, 2014 United States Mar 7, 2014 Germany Mar 13, 2014 Netherlands Mar 13, 2014 Lithuania Mar 14, 2014 Sweden Mar 14, 2014 Czech Republic Mar 20, 2014 Hungary Mar 20, 2014 Singapore Mar 20, 2014 Slovakia Mar 20, 2014 Argentina Mar 27, 2014 Australia Apr 10, 2014 New Zealand Apr 10, 2014 Turkey Apr 18, 2014

The Adventure: The Curse of the Midas Box – Jan 10, 2014

Ancient mysteries. Powerful evil. And a fearless hero’s quest through a fantastical realm of steam-powered wonders and sinister magic… In THE ADVENTURER: THE CURSE OF THE MIDAS BOX, seventeen-year-old Mariah Mundi’s life is turned upside down when his parents vanish and his younger brother is kidnapped. Following a trail of clues to the darkly majestic Prince Regent Hotel, Mariah discovers a hidden realm of child-stealing monsters, deadly secrets and a long-lost artifact that grants limitless wealth – but also devastating supernatural power. With the fate of his world, and his family at stake, Mariah will risk everything to unravel the … Read more

Black Sails * Starz January 25, 2014

  The pirate adventure centers on the tales of Captain Flint (Toby Stephens) and his men and takes place twenty years prior to Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic “Treasure Island.” Flint, the most brilliant and most feared pirate captain of his day, takes on a fast-talking young addition to his crew who goes by the name John Silver (Luke Arnold). Threatened with extinction on all sides, they fight for the survival of New Providence Island, the most notorious criminal haven of its day – a debauched paradise teeming with pirates, prostitutes, thieves and fortune seekers, a place defined by both its … Read more

JOHN THORNTON, LOOK BACK AT ME *CHAPTER 10

Chapter 10      The Cottage   They walked arm in arm down the tree lined street, towards the cottage that John hoped someday would be Margaret’s. He was thrust into the feeling of incredible contentment welling up inside of him. He didn’t care to analyze it; he just wanted to hold this tender sensation inside him forever. John had noticed the little house several times on his courthouse days. He was still finding it hard to believe that they were strolling toward a possible residence for Margaret’s return to Milton. John suspected she might like it. Its appearance seemed to … Read more