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

The Reclusive Aristocrat – Part Twelve

Chapter Six (completed) Dr Orme was a surprise to Rowena. In his thirties, tall and wiry thin, he had a long, narrow face in which pale grey eyes sparkled under a lion mane of blond curls. Thin to the point of emaciation, he nevertheless was strong enough to lift Alex, while Porter and Rowena changed the sheets. When Alex was back in his bed, she addressed the doctor. “Sir, can I be of assistance? I am Miss Drake, Ketteridge’s housekeeper.” The doctor’s pale eyes scanned her shrewdly before he asked. “Are you newly appointed here? I did not know that … 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

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.

Mandatory Evacuation in Florida

Living on a barrier island in Florida, I am ordered to evacuate. Although, the storm should pass over us on Sunday and Monday, time without power is unknown.  Sorry this site will not be updated during that time. Also, the server company where I rent my website server is in Florida, too.       Save Save

The Reclusive Aristocrat – Part Eleven

Chapter Six (continued) Feeling gingerly at the bandage on his brow, Alex groaned. “Could you not have made it just a tiny bit smaller, Porter? I am sure to scare Mrs Hall and Miss Drake, when next they set eyes on me.” “It’s a big gash, major. I ‘ad to do three stitches. Ye know ye’re lucky not t’ ‘ave broken yer skull again, don’t ye? Ye really must be plenty more careful in the future. An’ wha’ about ridin’ a horse? I don’ like it, an’ well ye know it!” “Let it be, man. I had to stop cowering … Read more

  ‘MAN WHO INVENTED CHRISTMAS’ TRAILER WITH DAN STEVENS AND CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER  THE MAN WHO INVENTED CHRISTMAS in which  THE MAN WHO INVENTED CHRISTMAS in which Dan Stevens plays a young Dickens, Christopher Plummer the grumpy Ebenezer Scrooge, Miriam Margolyes the housekeeper Mrs. Fisk and Jonathan Pryce Dickens’ father. Out at the end of November it tells of the magical journey that led to the creation of Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim and other classic characters from “A Christmas Carol.” The film shows how Charles Dickens mixed real life inspirations with his vivid imagination to conjure up unforgettable characters and a … Read more

‘MARY SHELLEY’ Cast Photos – July 06, 2018 (UK)

Click images to expand. Some new photos have also been revealed for a movie previously known as A Storm in the Stars and now just simply MARY SHELLEY! The first English language movie to be directed by a female Arabian director, has been pushed to summer 2018 release. It portrays the famous love affair between poet Percy Shelley (played by Douglas Booth) and 18 year old Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin (played by Elle Fanning), which resulted in Mary Shelley writing Frankenstein. Tom Sturridge is Lord Byron, with Ben Hardy, Maisie Williams, Jack Hickey and Joanne Froggatt also in the cast which includes Hugh … Read more

John Thornton, Look Back at Me – pt 24

Chapter 24      I Will Kill You   The orchestra came back for their final set and had just finished their tuning up when a commotion seemed to ripple through the crowd, interrupting conversations and redirecting gazes.  It seemed to Margaret as though something was happening, and it was catching everyone’s attention.  Hearing whispers and gasps, she started to look around to see what everyone was looking at, when she noticed heads were turned toward the wide entrance. She saw him: He took her breath away.  John Thornton was standing in the doorway, radiating the pure masculine beauty that she … Read more

The Reclusive Aristocrat – Part Ten

Chapter Six   Ketteridge House, Leicestershire, England, December11th, 1815   Alex swung round, took one large step towards the sound, and tripped over his pile of discarded clothes. A split second before he landed heavily on the solid, wooden floor, he regretted throwing them where they would fall. A second later, he hit his head on the wash stand. His poor vision blurred even further when a sharp pain shot through his skull. He had forgotten the golden rule of blindness never to be careless with objects lying about neglected. “Oh, heavens, my lord!” Hands turned him onto his back … Read more

Tolkien Cast – Lily Collins

LILY COLLINS JOINS ‘TOLKIEN’ AS THE LADY WHO INSPIRED LORD OF THE RINGS Not so long ago, in fact it was earlier this summer, we had the piece of news that Nicholas Hoult will play the father of the MiddleEarth in biopic TOLKIEN and now ‘The Hollywood Reporter’ has got the scoop that Lily Collins might play the woman who inspired legendary Lord of the Rings! The movie explores the early life of J. R. R. TOLKIEN as he finds love, friendship and artistic inspiration among a group of fellow outcasts. When the horrors of World War I envelope Tolkien’s … Read more


ORLANDO BLOOM TO LEAD We haven’t seen him much on film in recent years, but he is now moving onto the small screens: as ‘Deadline’ reports, Orlando Bloom will lead Amazon’s fantasy series CARNIVAL ROW an eight part drama set in a neo Victorian city. Mythical creatures fleeing their war torn homeland have gathered in the city, and tensions are simmering between citizens and the growing immigrant population. In the series that follows the investi- gation of a string of unsolved murders that are eating away at whatever uneasy peace still exists, Orlando Bloom will play the man in the … Read more

‘GUNPOWDER’ Epic Mini Series – November 5th BBC

  ‘GUNPOWDER’ EPIC MINI SERIES BBC RELEASES FIRST TRAILER AND PHOTOS WITH KIT HARINGTON Something positively delicious this Monday! BBC has released first images and a promo teaser for their upcoming new epic mini series GUNPOWDER which should air sometime this Autumn (twould be fun if it starts on the 5th of November!)! Kit Harington plays famous rebel Robert Catesby who, back in 1605 tried to blow up the king and the parliament. Guy Fawkes, another famous rebel, is played by Tom Cullen, with Liv Tyler also in the cast.  Kit Harington has revealed that he is actually related to … Read more

John Thornton, Look Back at Me – pt 23

      The Plan and the Spring Ball  “Please, John, I need to be sure.  Please repeat what you said a moment ago.” John slowly went down the list, not leaving anything out, while watching every suspicion pass across her face.  “Yes,” Margaret said, “I think I know who it is.” “Would you care to tell me, or should I guess?”  John asked, speaking firmly to her for the first time.  He was starting to lose patience. “But what if I am wrong?” “Before we arrest whoever it is, there will be many others who will find the proof of your … Read more

Image of the Week – Michiel Huisman

From The Ottoman Lieutenant / Game of Thrones       Huisman was born on July 18, 1981, in Amstelveen, Noord-Holland, which is near Amsterdam. Before Game of Thrones (2011), Huisman had a role in Paul Verhoeven’s acclaimed Black Book (2006), and he played Rudolf Nureyev in the BBC TV movie Margot (2009) about prima ballerina Margot Fonteyn. Before he became ubiquitous on television, Huisman also performed in a band called Fontaine that wrote music for soundtracks. (Huisman released a solo album in 2005.)  more = http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0401264/bio?ref_=nm_ov_bio_sm This guy is getting hot!!   Between 2017 and 2018 he’s got 6 films. … Read more

The Reclusive Aristocrat – Part Nine

Chapter Five (completed) Alex gestured to a chair opposite his across the large desk in his library. The chair scraped, when John Wallis seated himself. “So, Mr Wallis, let us discuss the terms of your employment. I had thought …” “Begging your pardon, my lord, but I am yet unsure if I want to work for you under the circumstances that present themselves here.” He must have heard wrong, Alex thought. This elderly, former steward had reservations about working for him? “What circumstances, Mr Wallis? Pray explain.” “My lord, I mean no disrespect but I am appalled that Miss Drake … Read more