Archive for September, 2016

Empire Magazine’s website is showing off their new Doctor Strange covers, one of which is shown on this post.  These are for the November issue.

empirecover_nov2016They also have a couple of images from the film, one with Benedict and Rachel McAdams, and another with Mads Mikkelsen.

There’s a persistent rumor that Doctor Strange will show up in Avengers: Infinity War/Film and other sites are putting two and two together from some comments Cumberbatch made.  No official confirmation from Marvel… at least not yet.

In the U.K. Doctor Strange will be released on October 25th.  In the U.S. it will be November 4th.

On to Sherlock news.  The BBC has released two of the three episode titles for the upcoming fourth series.  They are: The Six Thatchers and The Lying Detective.  As noted in the article, The Six Thatchers appears to be a reference to the Arthur Conan Doyle story The Six Napoleons, and The Lying Detective may be The Adventure of the Dying Detective in disguise.

The BBC will be showing the series beginning sometime in January.  Let’s cross our fingers that PBS Masterpiece will be showing it stateside at the same time.

#Sherlock #DoctorStrange #BenedictCumberbatch #Martin Freeman


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BBC’s Poldark returns to PBS’ Masterpiece beginning tonight for series 2.  It will be a special two-hour premiere starting at 8pm ET, followed each Sunday through November 27th beginning at 9pm ET.  Official website here.

As this series open Ross (Aidan Turner) has been accused of murder and is heading to jail.  Things are looking bleak for our hero and his love Demelza (Eleanor Tomlinson), thanks to villain George Warleggan (Jack Farthing)!

Never fear, though – if you had any doubts, it looks like Ross will cheat the hangman as series 3 has already begun filming.  Digital Spy has the low-down on that here.  In that series there will be a plethora of new characters as they continue down the list of author Winston Graham’s novels.

Here’s a short trailer for series 2:

#Poldark #AidanTurner #PBSMasterpiece #PoldarkPBS

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So the Emmys are in the books for another year, and amongst the winners were the usual suspects –  Game of Thrones, Veep (I still don’t know anybody who watches Veep, but anyway)… some good and unexpected things did happen.

Tatiana Maslany finally won an Emmy for Actress in a Drama Series!  If you haven’t seen Orphan Black, you’re missing one of the most incredible performances on television.

The Victorian-era special episode of Sherlock titled The Abominable Bride won in the TV movie category.  Unfortunately, some bastard stole star Amanda Abbington’s purse from under her seat when she went to the stage with the rest of the Sherlock crew to pick up the award.  Karma will hopefully come to visit that person!

The full list of winners can be found here on the official Emmy website.  Congratulations to all the winners and the nominees!

#Emmys #Sherlock #OrphanBlack

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I have given up that a decent remake of the 1994 classic The Crow can be made.

After numerous actors (Bradley Cooper??) and directors have been attached to the project over the years, it looks like Game of Thrones’ Khal Drogo (and Aquaman) Jason Momoa will be starring and Colin Hardy will be directing.  Filming is due to start in January.

Frankly, I haven’t watched much of GoT, but I’m sure Momoa is a pretty good actor.  A pretty good actor, maybe, but one who is absolutely wrong for this particular part.  The Crow was played in the 1994 film by Brandon Lee, son of martial arts master Bruce Lee.  Unfortunately, Lee was killed on the set in a shooting accident (if you’re an actor, don’t ever, ever, point a gun directly at someone, even if you think it’s not loaded or has blanks.  Period.)

The Crow – Eric Draven – is a Goth musician who should have a martial artist’s body, not the body of a serious weightlifter.  He’s young, good-looking (in a dark kind of way), lithe and lean.  That does not describe Jason Momoa.

At one time Luke Evans was attached to the film.  He probably comes the closest to the type that should fill the role, but even Evans is a bit on the older side for it.  Mark Dacascos did a short-lived television series version that actually wasn’t half bad, and Dacascos is a former martial arts champion.  But we’re talking remaking one of the classic cult films, and half bad won’t do.  Maybe it’s time to accept that the actor has not yet been found that can inhabit the character as well as Brandon Lee did, and let a classic stand on its own.

The Crow was originally a comic book by James O’Barr, published by Caliber Press.

#JasonMomoa #TheCrow #BrandonLee

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Today Marvel released a featurette on Doctor Strange with Benedict Cumberbatch, Tilda Swinton, Chiwetel Ejiofor and producer Kevin Feige.

The film will be released in the U.S. on November 4th.  The U.K. release date has been moved up from Oct. 28th to the 25th.


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