The Young Victoria 2009

Title:  The Young Victoria  2009 Rate: [polldaddy rating=’8036248′] Era:  Victorian  1837 Genre  Biography, Romantic Drama, Royalty Plot:  Eighteen-year-old British royal Victoria ascends to the throne and is romanced by future husband Prince Albert in this lush period film that chronicles the early years of the British monarch’s larger-than-life reign.   Marc Vallée Writer / Screenplay:  Julian Fellows Major Cast:     Emily Blunt, Rupert Friend, Paul Bettany, Miranda Richardson, Jim Broadbent, Thomas Kretschmann, Mark Strong, Jesper Christensen, Harriet Walter, Jeanette Hain, Julian Glover Film Locations: Arundel Castle, Arundel, West Sussex, England, UK (exterior) Balls Park, Hertford, Hertfordshire, England, UK Belvoir Castle, … Read more

Bleak House 2005

  Title:  Bleak House 2005 Rate: [polldaddy rating=’8036248′] Era:  Victorian Genre  Drama Plot:  A trio of orphans becomes embroiled in a mysterious and long-running lawsuit in this sprawling BBC adaptation of the Charles Dickens novel. A legend in the legal circles of Victorian London, the messy inheritance case of Jarndyce and Jarndyce has been trickling through the courts for years with no end in sight. Nobleman John Jarndyce (Denis Lawson) has seen the case destroy more than one life, so when he becomes guardian to three young people — beautiful Ada Clare (Carey Mulligan), Ada’s cousin Richard Carstone (Patrick Kennedy), … Read more

TV Trailer: BBC One’s ‘The Ark’

Filming Completed March 11, 2015. No known release date yet. By Patrick Munn | March 16, 2015 – 10:06 am | The Ark will tell the story of Noah (David Threlfall), a farmer and family man who is instructed by an angel to build an ark in the middle of a desert in order to save both his family and the faithful from a devastating flood. A seemingly impossible task, especially when his sons refuse to believe him and help, Noah risks ridicule and humiliation from the degenerate townsfolk as well as his loving but exasperated family, in his quest to … Read more

A Magical Letter – Part Fifteen

  Fifteen– The Last Impediment With an effort, Wentworth hid his irritation. Was there never a moment of peace for him and Anne? “What is it, Howard?” he asked the footman whose face bore an agitated expression. “Sir Walter Elliot and Miss Elliot, sir.” Wentworth turned to his betrothed with a quizzical look. “What can your father possibly want with us, darling?” “I do not know nor care, Frederick. I … I cannot see him after … Frederick, he threw me out on the streets!” “Stay here, my love. I will go.” In the hall he found an impatient and … Read more

The Crimson Field 2014

Title:  The Crmson Field 2014 Rate: [polldaddy rating=’8036248′] Era:  WWI Genre Drama, War, Medical Plot:  One of the untold stories of World War 1. Kitty Trevelyan tries to put the past troubles behind her as she joins two other girls to volunteer at one of the busy war hospitals in northern France. Director:  Richard Clark | David Evans | Thaddeus O’Sullivan Writer / Screenplay:  Sarah Phelps Major Cast:  Hermione Norris, Oona Chaplin, Richard Rankin Film Locations:  Charlton Park, Malmesbury, Wiltshire, England, UK Links: Web Sites BBC Casting Announcement BBC Commission Announcement Indiemoviez (Spanish) External Photos MovieStillsDB – Photo gallery   … Read more

Little Boy 2015

Title:  LIttle Boy 2015 Rate: [polldaddy rating=’8036248′] Era:  WWII Genre  Drama Plot:  LITTLE BOY is a powerful and moving film about a little boy who is willing to do whatever it takes to bring his dad home from World War II alive. The heartwarming story will capture your heart and lift your spirits as it reveals the indescribable love a little boy has for his father and the love a father has for his son. Set in the 1940s, LITTLE BOY is an instant cinematic classic that captures the wonder of life through the eyes of a 7- year-old little … Read more

In the Heart of the Sea March 13, 2015 (International release date)

  BASED ON THE INCREDIBLE STORY THAT INSPIRED MOBY-DICK In the Heart of the Sea is an upcoming biographical thriller film directed by Ron Howard. The film stars Chris Hemsworth, Cillian Murphy, and Tom Holland. It is based on Nathaniel Philbrick‘s 2000 book In the Heart of the Sea, about the sinking of the whaleship Essex. The film is scheduled for release on March 15, 2015. Plot In 1820, the whaleship Essex is crewed by Captain George Pollard, Jr. (Benjamin Walker), first mate Owen Chase (Chris Hemsworth), second mate Matthew Joy (Cillian Murphy), and cabin boy Thomas Nickerson (Tom Holland). … Read more

The Legend of 1900 (1998)

  Title:  The Legend of 1900  (1998) Rate: [polldaddy rating=’8036248′] Era:  1900  Edwardian Period Genre  Drama, Music Plot:  On the 1st of January in 1900, Danny Boodmann (Bill Nunn), the mechanic of the transatlantic liner Virginian bound for America, finds an abandoned baby on board and decides to keep him. Nicknamed Novecento (1900), the boy grows up on the ship hidden from everyone. His presence is revealed when Danny dies in an accident. The young ‘1900’ manages to hide again despite threats from the captain. Discovering a passion for music, he teaches himself to play the piano without being able … Read more

A Magical Letter – Part Fourteen

Fourteen – An Appeal to the Conscience Wentworth and the Admiral had not long gone when the footman announced another visitor to Anne and Sophie. Both ladies had been wondering how Frederick would go about enticing Charles Musgrove to taking his wife back. They agreed it would not go smoothly, for Society did not take kindly to a woman who left her husband on her own accord. Charles had every right of banishing her from her home, taking her children away from her, and divorcing her without a single penny to her name. “Anne!” Charles Musgrove hurried into the room … Read more

The Outsider 2002

  Title:  The Outsider 2002 Rate: [polldaddy rating=’8036248′] Era:  Late 19th Century Genre  Western, Montana Plot:  A western love story revolving around the forbidden love between a young widow from a Mennonite-like religious group and a cold-blooded gunslinger whom she takes into her home after he is wounded. [Spider_Single_Video track=”21″ theme_id=”1″ priority=”0″] Director:  Randa Haines Writer / Screenplay:  Penelope Williamson (book) Jenny Wingfield (teleplay) Major Cast:  Timothy Daly, Naomi Watts Film Locations:  Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia   @ perioddrama.com 2015

Emily Watson, Sarah Lancashire & More Join BBC One/Starz Co-Production ‘The Dresser’

By Patrick Munn | March 3, 2015 – 3:51 pm The Dresser BBC One and US premium cable network Starz have rounded out the cast of their co-production The Dresser.Emily Watson, Sarah Lancashire, Vanessa Kirby, Edward Fox, Tom Brooke, John Ashton, Ian Conningham, Annalisa Rossi, Helen Bradbury, Carl Sanderson, Matthew Cottle and Martin Chamberlain have signed on for co-starring role opposite Anthony Hopkins and Ian McKellen in the two-hour drama, TVWise has learned. The Dresser tells the story of one fateful night in a small regional theatre during World War Two as a troupe of touring actors stage a production of … Read more

Poldark 2015

Title:  Poldark 2015    (season 1 – 8 episodes) Rate: [polldaddy rating=’8036248′] Era:  Georgian  1714-1830 Genre  Drama Plot:  Ross Poldark returns to England after fighting in the American Revolution. His family and friends thought he was dead. The woman he hoped to marry is now engaged to his cousin. His father is dead, and the property he has inherited has been allowed to deteriorate. It is the late 1700s in Cornwall, England. This is a family drama, but is also about the challenges and conflicts between the rich and the poor. It is a time when fishermen are not catching much … Read more

A Magical Letter – Part Thirteen

Thirteen – A Spanner in the Works   Only a week now separated Anne and Wentworth from their wedding day. Every possible preparation had been dealt with, every dress or shoe or headdress been bought, any paperwork been gone through. The affianced couple finally had the opportunity to take a bit of leisure time and enjoy each other’s company, often seeking quiet, lonely places, such as dark corners in garden and house. Many a time Wentworth, deeply in love, could not help himself and had to pull Anne into his arms and kiss her. She, loving him beyond everything, was … Read more

Unbroken 2014

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The beautiful Theme Music “Unbroken” by Alexandre Desplat (King’s Speech)

 

 

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Crimson Peak 2015 (release 10.16.2015)

Title: Crimson Peak 2015 Rate: [polldaddy rating=’8036248′] Era: Victorian Genre Horror Plot: In the aftermath of a family tragedy, an aspiring author is torn between love for her childhood friend and the temptation of a mysterious outsider. Trying to escape the ghosts of her past, she is swept away to a house that breathes, bleeds…and remembers. http://youtu.be/cH0BhnpzAjs Director: Guillermo del Toro Writer / Screenplay: Guillermo del Toro, Matthew Robbins Major Cast: Charlie Hunnam, Tom Hiddleston, Jessica Chastain Film Locations: Pinewood Toronto Studios, Port Lands, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Kingston, Ontario, Canada Hamilton, Ontario, Canada Dundurn Castle, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada Casa Loma, … Read more

Unbroken 2014 – Jack O’Connell

Click Music below and then click image to enlarge. The beautiful Theme Music “Unbroken” by Alexandre Desplat (King’s Speech)   Date of Birth 1 August 1990, Derby, England, UK Height 5′ 8″ (1.73 m) Mini Bio (1) Jack O’Connell was born in Alvaston, Derby, England, to Alison J. (Gutteridge) and John Patrick O’Connell. His mother is English, and worked at British Midland, and his father was Irish (from County Kerry), and worked on the railways for Bombardier. Jack went to Saint Benedict Catholic School, and began acting professionally playing Connor Yates in a 2005 episode of the television series Doctors (2000). His subsequent TV roles … Read more

Serena 2014 (US 2015) Amazon On Demand

  Title:  Serena  2015  (Amazon On Demand) Rate: [polldaddy rating=’8036248′] Era:  Post Edwardian  1930 s Genre  Drama Plot: Adapted from the novel by Ron Rash, director Susanne Bier’s romantic period drama Serena details the deteriorating relationship between North Carolina timber magnate George Pemberton (Bradley Cooper) and his fiercely independent, entrepreneurial-minded wife Serena (Jennifer Lawrence) following a devastating miscarriage. A woman who isn’t afraid to speak her mind and relishes the opportunity for manual labor in the forest, the enigmatic Serena subsequently grows intensely jealous of the woman who previously bore her husband a son, and quickly begins to unravel over … Read more

A Magical Letter – Part Twelve

    Twelve – Wedding Preparations   “Forgive you, Frederick? But … but where in all this is your fault? Or mine?” “Anne, I should have insisted that you come with me that night! Then nothing of this would have taken place!” “No, my love, you are blaming yourself unjustly. Nothing could have prevented it.”     Anne looked around her for the first time. They were alone, in a large, pretty bedroom with walls of fainted pink and light, elegant furniture. She should have felt embarrassment, alarm, because they were without a chaperone, yet she did not. All this … Read more