Archive for October, 2015

As mentioned in a previous post, the Sherlock Victorian-era special episode The Abominable Bride will be shown in theaters worldwide.  Today information was released about the U.S. showings.  There will be two, one on the evening of Tuesday, January 5th and other the next night.  You can buy tickets at the participating theater box office or at FathomEvents.com.  They go on sale Friday, November 6th.

The theater version will include an extra 20 minutes of footage, according to Entertainment Weekly.  This will include a look at the Baker Street set with co-creator Steven Moffat, as well as some behind-the-scenes stuff with Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman.

This comes in between the January 1st showing on both BBC One and PBS’s Masterpiece, and the replay PBS will have on January 10th.  This should give you plenty of opportunities to see it in case your New Year’s Day festivities get in the way.

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BBC One has released an extended 2-minute trailer for Sherlock: The Abominable Bride.  We finally see: the bride, Rupert Graves as Lestrade, and Sherlock uttering “the game is afoot”!


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News for the BBC’s Victorian Sherlock special came out today.  The title will be Sherlock: The Abominable Bride.  It will be shown in the U.S. on PBS’s Masterpiece and on BBC One on January 1, 2016, according to Deadline.  PBS will air it a second time on January 10th.  It will be the same 90-minute length as the other episodes.

For those of us stateside who have been so frustrated by the show airing later here than the U.K., it’s great news that it will be released on the same day.  Even co-creator Stephen Moffat had expressed his displeasure with the lag time (and I’m sure he’s well aware that people were finding ways to see it before it aired on PBS anyway).  Here’s hoping that the fourth series, which begins filming in the spring, will also be released at the same time.

Here’s the trailer:

The special will also be shown in some theaters and we’ve been promised this will be “worldwide.”  Currently the only info on specific theaters are those in the U.K. and Ireland (via Sherlockology), but info for other countries will be coming.

Sherlock is a Hartswood Films production for BBC One and PBS.

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And here it is –

Interesting that they’re keeping Mark Hamill’s Luke Skywalker under wraps.  He doesn’t appear in the official poster, and we only get a glimpse of him in this trailer, or his robotic hand anyway, on his faithful R2-D2.

At least we don’t see Rey on the flying fudge bar. (And is it too late to lose the crossguard on that lightsaber?)  The trailer’s cool, though, and I’ll make a prediction for a hot Christmas toy – BB8.  If you want one, get one early.

The Verge has a shot-by-shot breakdown here.

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Football fans will be happy, others maybe not so much, but the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer will be shown during tonight’s Monday Night Football on ESPN.

star-wars-force-awakens-official-posterIf you’re not a fan of the Philadelphia Eagles, the New York Giants, or football period, and can’t make yourself watch three hours of it to see the trailer (like me), toddle off to bed like any sensible adult would on a Monday night.  I’m sure the trailer will show up all over the place shortly after MNF.

Entertainment Weekly has all three teasers to the trailer and an article here.  Here’s the theatrical poster, which interestingly enough, does not have Luke Skywalker.

Tickets for the film go on sale in the U.S. directly after the trailer is released, so if you’re one of those who will be camping out to see the first showing you may have to live through three hours of football, or at least however much of it is shown before the trailer.  Some reports are saying it will be at halftime, so that may help narrow it down for you.

Tickets are already on sale in the U.K., where demand has crashed ticket sellers’ websites.

Image via starwars.com

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Marvel put out on their website some news about changes to their slate of films for Phase 3.  Pencil July 6, 2018 on your calendar for Ant-Man and The Wasp with Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly.  The premiere dates for two films are being changed – Black Panther will now be February 16, 2018 and Captain Marvel will be March 8, 2019.

While Black Widow fans are still waiting for Natasha to land her own film, she will have a big part in Captain America: Civil War.  But there’s still hope for a solo flick.  Marvel has announced three dates for additional films, but no titles were given.  Could one of these (May 1, 2020, July 10, 2020 and November 6, 2020) be for Black Widow?

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AMC’s Halt and Catch Fire, a series set in the 1980’s and centering around the personal computer explosion, has been renewed for a third series of ten episodes.  Now that the action is being moved to Silicon Valley this next season should be very interesting.  It looks like series three will be coming along next summer.

Halt stars Lee Pace (The Hobbit, Guardians of the Galaxy, Pushing Daisies), Scoot McNairy (Argo), Kerry Bishe and Mackenzie Davis.  Toby Huss also co-stars.

Despite ratings lower than they were last season, the show was renewed due to these things:

  1. It became a critical darling in series two.  The first series was uneven, whereas the show became more focused in series two.  The critics noticed and raved about how much better it had become in its sophomore season.
  2. The show is wholly owned by AMC, meaning all the money it makes however it gets distributed belongs to AMC.  They don’t have to share the profits with anybody.
  3. It may have a small audience, but that audience is devoted and apparently on the upscale side.

Lee is currently filming The Book of Henry, directed by Jurassic World’s Colin Trevorrow and co-starring Naomi Watts and Sarah Silverman.

Glad to see Halt get picked up for a third season.  Now AMC just needs to get smart and move it from Sunday nights, where there’s too much competition.

#HaltAndCatchFire #LeePace


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We have a new trailer for the Sherlock Victorian-era special that will air around Christmas, at least in the U.K.  No word yet on an exact date for when it will be shown on PBS here in the U.S.

Martin Freeman’s significant other Amanda Abbington is again playing Mary Morstan (or Watson, not sure if they’re married yet here).

The special episode will be shown on BBC One, and is a Hartswood Films production.  Since this was a one-off, Hartswood decided to do it in the original era of the Arthur Conan Doyle stories.  In the 4th series Holmes and Watson will return to modern day.

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