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

Period Drama Forward

Blade Runner 2049 Is the Triumphant Sequel Fans Deserve A spoiler-free review. Warner Bros. By Matt Miller Sep 29, 2017  Esquire Between its premiere in 1982 and the final cut in 2007, eight different versions of Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner have been released—which perfectly illustrates the embattled existence of what is otherwise one of the greatest sci-fi films ever. It was originally shown in theaters with a studio-imposed voiceover (to Bladesplain the whole thing) and a “happy ending,” which saw its heroes Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford) and Rachael (Sean Young) riding off into a beautiful forest landscape—changes that execs believed … Read more

Period Drama Forward – GEOSTORM *** Oct 20th

I’m think of starting a new section on this site called PERIOD DRAMA FORWARD.  Since we don’t have period drama news everyday, once in a while a current day or future day film comes along. I have no idea if it will be any good, but usually I find the cast interesting. I shall hope to have one of these segments weekly.  Starting off this segment with :  GEOSTORM GERARD BUTLER VS NATURE In the movie department you can also check out the gorgeous new poster for Gerard Butler‘s GEOSTORM which will storm its way into cinemas next month also … Read more

The Magnificent Seven *** September 23, 2016 *** USA & UK

Denzel Washington Chris Pratt Ethan Hawke Vincent D’Onofrio Byung-hun Lee Manuel Garcia-Rulfo Martin Sensmeier Peter Sarsgaard   In this remake of the classic 1960 oater of the same name (itself a Western remake of Akira Kurosawa’s masterpiece The Seven Samurai), seven gunslingers are hired to defend a Mexican village from bandits. Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Matt Bomer, Haley Bennett, Peter Sarsgaard, Vincent D’Onofrio, Sean Bridgers, Vinnie Jones, and Ethan Hawke star. Directed by Antoine Fuqua. 1960 Magnificent Seven Synopsis by Hal Erickson Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa’s The Seven Samurai (1954) is westernized as The Magnificent Seven. Yul Brynner plays Chris, … Read more