300: Rise of an Empire * Releases March 7, 2014

synopsis Greek general Themistokles (Sullivan Stapleton) assembles his troops to fend off an invading Persian army led by the immortal Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro) and the vindictive Persian navy commander Artemisia (Eva Green) in this sequel to 300 based on the graphic novel Xerses by Frank Miller. mpaa rating flags Nudity Profanity Sexual Situations Violence genres Action sub-genres Historical Epic War Epic   Official Website Play Theme Music   Download Theme

Stalingrad 2013 – releases Feb 28th

A band of Russian soldiers fight to hold a strategic building in their devastated city against a ruthless German army, and in the process become deeply connected to two Russian women who have been living there. Armenia Oct 10, 2013 Russia Oct 10, 2013 Georgia Oct 24, 2013 China Oct 31, 2013 Lithuania Nov 29, 2013 Poland Nov 29, 2013 Estonia Dec 6, 2013 United Kingdom Feb 21, 2014 Ireland Feb 21, 2014 United States Feb 28, 2014 Serbia Mar 3, 2014 (Belgrade Film Festival) Serbia Mar 13, 2014

The Lost Northbound Train – Part Sixteen

Chapter Sixteen – Choices   Of course, things were not that simple. To get legally married, first and foremost, you needed an identity. One that you could prove with the required documents, to boot. There was no way John Thornton could prove himself an Englishman, even though he had lived in England all his life. Margaret was in the exact same situation. In 1852, people didn’t have passports or driver’s licences. John and Margaret thought long and hard about it and discussed it with their friends. Jowan promised to ask around at the hospital’s legal department. These people sometimes had … Read more

BBC Worldwide Lines Up Global Sales For ‘The Musketeers’

BBC One’s period drama The Musketeers is going global. BBC Worldwide has secured sales for the show’s ten episode first season with ADR in Germany, NRK in Norway, TV4 in Sweden, 1+1 in the Ukraine, OTE in Greece and NTV in Turkey. The deals that BBCWW has struck for The Musketeers come shortly after BBC One renewed the series, which is a co-production with BBC America for a second season and ahead of the drama’s launch to buyers at the 38th BBC Worldwide Showcase – an annual television sales festival in which BBC Worldwide host buyers from around the world in … Read more

Daniel Deronda 2002

Last weeks puzzle: Visitor Jo correctly identified the frame from the Forsyte Saga  Daniel Deronda 2002 The illegitimate son of a wealthy British aristocrat, Daniel Deronda harbors a secretive past and a ready supply of cash. But when he meets Gwendolyn, a beautiful woman in desperate need of money, things get even more complicated. Cast: Hugh Dancy, Romola Garai, Hugh Bonneville, Barbara Hershey, Greta Scacchi, Amanda Root, David Bamber, Allan Corduner, Anna Steel, Nicholas Day, Jodhi May, Celia Imrie, Daniel Evans, Michael Attwell, Edward Fox Sorry, no trailers for this but the entire 4 episodes are on YouTube

Richard E. Grant, Anna Chancellor & Rade Sherbedgia Join ITV’s ‘Downton Abbey’

By Patrick Munn – February 14th, 2014 @ 05:36 pm UTC No Comments Category: News / UK News Richard E. Grant (Withnail and I), Anna Chancellor (The Hour) and Rade Sherbedgia (Snatch) are joining the cast of ITV’s drama series Downton Abbey for its upcoming fifth season, TVWise has learned. Grant has been cast as Simon Bricker, who visits Downton Abbey as a guest of the Granthams; Chancellor as Lady Anstruther; and Sherbedgia as Kuragin, a Russian refugee who has fled her homeland following the Bolshevik revolution. They join a large cast for season five which includes, amongst others, Maggie Smith, Hugh … Read more

Tom Hardy Joins BBC Two’s ‘Peaky Blinders’

By Patrick MunnTom Hardy (Inception) has joined the cast of BBC Two’s period drama Peaky Blinders for its upcoming six episode second season.   The Dark Knight Rises actor – who has more recently been filming alongside Gary Oldman on Child 44, a feature adaptation of Tom Rob Smith’s novel which is being produced by Scott Free Productions and Summit Entertainment – has joined the 1920′s set drama playing a charismatic leader who presents a unique opportunity to Tommy (Cillian Murphy). The BBC first made the announcement on the Peaky Blinders’ Facebook and Twitter accounts. Created by Steven Knight, Peaky … Read more

The Lost Northbound Train – Part Fifteen

Chapter Fifteen – Blending In Within three weeks John and Margaret’s situation had thoroughly changed. John was doing a hell of a job at “The Green Huntsman”. With Jowan’s help, he hired an elderly man who retired from public service the year before but who had done some pub work in his spare time to have an extra income. Paul Burrows was a short, slender man with a shock of white hair and a pair of dark brown eyes. He had kept himself fairly fit over the years by working out at a gym. A couple of years before, his … Read more

BBC One’s ‘The Musketeers’ Renewed For Second Season

By Patrick Munn – February 9th, 2014 @ 12:35 pm UTC BBC One’s newest drama series The Musketeers has been renewed for a second season. “Drama in 2014 has got off to a great start on BBC One and The Musketeers has really brought something fresh and new to the channel”, said BBC One Controller Charlotte Moore, who commissioned the second season alongside the BBC’s Controller of Drama Commissioning Ben Stephenson. ”I can’t wait to see how things will develop in the next series.” Created by Adrian Hodges, The Musketeers is a new adaptation of the legendary tale of the three musketeers. … Read more

The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box 2013 * DVD release today

      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 … Read more

The Lost Northbound Train – Part Fourteen

Chapter Fourteen – Taking Stock   Around three in the morning, John, Margaret and Jowan finally returned to Betty’s cottage, all of them weary to the bone. Yet, all pressing and disturbing issues had been brought to a satisfactory end. Jowan’s father was recuperating from his stroke which in the end, was not that severe. The doctors had every confidence of him leaving the hospital as soon as his vitals were back to normal. Mrs Thorn was back in her home and her sister, living nearby in a Leicestershire village had come to keep her company, whilst Mr Thorn was … Read more

Name the film

What film is the above frame taken from?   Film Puzzle from last week:  The Awakening Congratulations to Rebecca and Meg for posting the correct answer.    

Who is Matthias Schoenaerts ?

      Matthias Schoenaerts; born 8 December 1977 in Antwerp) is a Belgian actor. He is the son of actor Julien Schoenaerts. He first starred in Daens. He is widely known for his roles in Loft, Bullhead and Rust and Bone, for the last film he won the César Award for Most Promising Actor. 2014 will see him playing the part of Gabriel Oaks on BBC’s FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD IMDB

The Lost Northbound Train – Part Thirteen

Chapter Thirteen –  Human Sorrow Will Not Alter Over Time  Margaret watched Jowan’s mother as the older woman sat next to her in the silent waiting area at Leicester UH. Mrs Thorn was clasping her hands in worry; and her fingers kept plucking at the back of her hands. With a shock Margaret recognised that gesture; it was one that her own mother used to have whenever she was in serious concern about something. Poor Mama was forever concerned about something or other, Margaret recalled. The despair of the gesture tugged at her heart, and she covered Mrs Thorn’s hands … Read more