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BBC Studios Re-Releases Classic Doctor Who on DVD

BBC Studios re-relases Doctor Who on DVD:

WHAT:

BBC Studios’ home entertainment division is bringing the best of Classic Doctor Who back to life on DVD, starting at a new suggested retail price of $19.98 each. Starting today, sixty-three DVDs will be reissued over the next six months. Now is the time to dust off those empty shelves to house the long-awaited completion of the Doctor Who collection!

 The first set of releases will include:

Doctor Who: The Krotons

 Doctor Who: Planet of the Spiders

 Doctor Who: The Sun Makers

Doctor Who: The Time Meddler

Doctor Who: Three Doctors: Special Edition 

WHEN:

June 25, 2019 

WHERE:

https://shop.bbc.com/ and other participating retailers

 

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Alexander Skarsgard Attends Giorgio Armani Milan Fashion Show

The Richard Madden update twitter account posted some great photos of Alexander Skarsgard, Richard Madden and Samuel L. Jackson attending the Giorgio Armani Fashion Show held in Milan.

The Alexander Skarsgard Library also posted these great shots of Alex: Great to see him having fun. SOURCE:

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Nickelodeon Brings Sponge Bob Square Pants to Comic Con 2019

BURBANK, Calif.–June 18, 2019–Nickelodeon is celebrating 20 years of SpongeBob SquarePants by inviting fans to enter into the world of Bikini Bottom at Comic-Con International: San Diego July 18-21, 2019. Headquartered at its 1,800 square-foot booth (#4113) on the convention floor, Nickelodeon will pay tribute to incurably optimistic SpongeBob SquarePants and his undersea friends with activations, panels, talent signings and interactive design elements featuring: The Krusty Krab, The Chum Bucket and Mrs. Puff’s Boating School.

 

Every day of the convention, Nick’s booth will feature: an interactive game inside The Krusty Krab, where fans will go head to head to complete food orders in a race against the clock; a photo opportunity with a replica of Mrs. Puff’s Boating School; The Chum Bucket towering 22 feet tall over the retail area, where attendees can purchase a variety of exclusive Nick gear and one-of-a-kind collectables; costumed character appearances; autograph signings with SpongeBob SquarePants cast members and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles creator and executive producers; and more special appearances to be announced in the coming weeks.

Nickelodeon will present two panels during the convention: “SpongeBob’s Big Birthday Blowout,” a deep dive into the series, celebrating 20 years of SpongeBob SquarePants; and “To Shell and Back,” an exclusive history-making TMNT creator panel, comprised of three generations of Turtle creators.

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Fear The Walking Dead, NOS4A2, Into The Badlands and A Discovery of Witches Invade WonderCon 2019

THE CASTS AND PRODUCERS OF AMC’S ORIGINAL SERIES

FEAR THE WALKING DEAD, NOS4A2, INTO THE BADLANDS

AND A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES INVADE WONDERCON 2019

 

WHAT:          The cast and producers of AMC’s original series hit series Fear the Walking Dead, new supernatural horror series NOS4A2, martial arts drama Into the Badlands and spell-casting thriller A Discovery of Witches will present several screenings and panels at this year’s WonderCon in Anaheim, CA.

WHO:             Fear the Walking Dead panelists include cast members Lennie James, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Colman Domingo, Danay Garcia, Garret Dillahunt, Maggie Grace, Jenna Elfman, Alexa Nisenson and new cast member Austin Amelio along with Executive Producers and Showrunners Andrew Chambliss and Ian Goldberg, Executive Producer Scott M. Gimple and Director Michael Satrazemis. The panel will be moderated by Yvette Nicole Brown.

NOS4A2 panelists include cast members Ashleigh Cummings,Zachary Quinto, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Ebon Moss-Bachrach and Jahkara Smith along with Executive Producer, Showrunner and WriterJami O’Brien and Executive Producer and author Joe Hill. The panel will be moderated by Entertainment Weekly’s senior writer Clark Collis.

Into the Badlands panelists include cast members Daniel Wu, Ally Ioannides, Lewis Tan, Sherman Augustus, Aramis Knight and Orla Brady along with Executive Producers and Showrunners Al Gough andMiles Millar. The panel will be moderated by CNN contributor and cohost of the They Call Us Bruce podcast, Jeff Yang.

A Discovery of Witches will be a screening of the first episode of the brand-new series that first debuted on Sundance Now and Shudder, breaking viewership records on both platforms. Link to the newest trailer can be found here.

 

WHEN:          Into the Badlands

  • Panel from 3:45 pm-4:45 pm on Friday, March 29th in room North 200A

 

NOS4A2

  • Screening and panel from 11:15am-12:45pm on Saturday, March 30th in the Arena in room AR1 

A Discovery of Witches

  • Screening from 10:30 am-11:30 am on Sunday, March 31st in room 300D

 

Fear the Walking Dead

  • Panel from 12:30 pm-1:30 pm on Sunday, March 31st in the Arena

 

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The Wind Film Premiere

OPENING IN THEATERS ON APRIL 5TH
AND ALSO AVAILABLE ON DEMAND
New York Special Screening
Friday, March 22 at 7:00PM at IFC Center – Q&A with Emma Tammi
*Director Emma Tammi is available for press interviews on March 20-22 in New York City.Los Angeles Special Screenings
Tuesday, March 12 at 1:30PM at Soho House Screening Room
Tuesday, March 26 at 7:30PM at The Egyptian Theater – Q&A with Emma Tami
*Director Emma Tammi and actress Caitlin Gerard and Julia Goldani Telles are available for interviews in Los Angeles late March.

THE WIND explores an unseen evil as it haunts the homestead in this chilling, folkloric tale of madness, paranoia, and otherworldly terror. Lizzy (Caitlin Gerard) is a tough, resourceful frontierswoman settling a remote stretch of land on the 19th-century American frontier. Isolated from civilization in a desolate wilderness where the wind never stops howling, she begins to sense a sinister presence that seems to be borne of the land itself, an overwhelming dread that her husband (Ashley Zukerman) dismisses as superstition. When a newlywed couple arrives on a nearby homestead, their presence amplifies Lizzy’s fears, setting into motion a shocking chain of events. Masterfully blending haunting visuals with pulse-pounding sound design, director Emma Tammi evokes a godforsaken world in which the forces of nature come alive with quivering menace.

CAST: Caitlin Gerard, Julia Goldani Telles, Miles Anderson, Dylan McTee
DIRECTOR: Emma Tammi
WRITTEN BY: Teresa Sutherland
PRODUCED BY: Christopher Alender, David Grove

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TNT I Am The Night Premiere January 28

Director Patty Jenkins’ ( Wonder Woman,  Monster) highly anticipated limited suspense drama, I Am the Night, starring Chris Pine (Wonder Woman,  Star Trek). I Am the Night premieres  Monday, January 28, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT) on TNT .

Written by Sam Sheridan and inspired by true events, I Am the Night  tells the gripping story of Fauna Hodel (India Eisley ), a teenage girl who is given away at birth, and grows up outside of Reno, Nevada. Fauna lives more-or-less comfortably with the mysteries of her origin, until one day she makes a discovery that leads her to question everything. As Fauna begins to investigate the secrets of her past, she meets a ruined reporter (Pine), haunted by the case that undid him. Together they follow a sinister trail that swirls ever closer to an infamous Los Angeles gynecologist, Dr. George Hodel (Jefferson Mays ), a man involved in some of Hollywood’s darkest debauchery, and possibly, its most infamous unsolved crime.

The project was shot in key iconic Los Angeles locations and landmarks including: Sowden House, Greystone Mansion, Huntington Gardens, Chili John’s, The Boom Boom Room and many more.

The talented roster joining Pine includes India Eisley (Underworld Awakening, Look Away) as Fauna Hodel,Tony Award Winner Jefferson Mays (The Americans, Law & Order: SVU) as George Hodel, Leland Orser (Berlin Station) as Peter Sullivan, Yul Vazquez (Last Flag Flying) as Billis, Dylan Smith (Maze Runner: The Death Cure,  Lemonade) as Sepp, Golden Brooks (Girlfriends) as Jimmy Lee, Justin Cornwell (Training Day, We Are Boats) as Terrence Shye, Jay Paulson (Mad Men ) asOhls and Connie Nielsen (Wonder Woman) as Corinna Hodel. Continue reading

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TNT I Am The Night

TNT’S I AM THE NIGHT PRESENTS
MY FAVORITE MURDER LIVE
ON JANUARY 15 AT EL REY THEATER 
Patty Jenkins Directs, Chris Pine Stars and Sam Sheridan Writes
Six-Episode Suspense Drama Inspired by the Life of Fauna Hodel

I Am the Night to Premiere January 28, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT) on TNT

LOS ANGELES, JANUARY 10, 2019 – TNT announced today that its thrilling new true crime series I Am the Night is teaming up with the hit podcast My Favorite Murder to bring an exclusive live episode hosted by Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark on January 15th at the El Rey Theater in Los Angeles. This unique partnership marks a first for the My Favorite Murder team, as the podcast has never partnered with a television network in support of an upcoming drama series.

On the anniversary of the Black Dahlia’s death, and in the same city where she was killed, Murderinos can join Karen and Georgia to dive deeper into Hollywood’s most notorious murder before an exclusive screening of TNT’s new limited series I Am the Night. Star Jefferson Mays will attend and be interviewed during the taping, talking about playing Dr. George Hodel and the series.

“What more could we want? We get to discuss the Black Dahlia, our audience gets a sneak peek at the first episode of I Am The Night and we get to talk to Jefferson Mays about playing Dr. Hodel. It’s a true crime trifecta. We can’t wait!” said Kilgariff and Hardstark.

My Favorite Murder will publish the special episode of the podcast leading up to the January 28th premiere of I Am the Night.

RSVP details were released via the My Favorite Murder newsletter and attendees will be admitted on a first come, first serve basis.

Inspired by true events, I Am The Night tells the gripping story of Fauna Hodel (India Eisley), a teenage girl who is given away at birth, and grows up outside of Reno, Nevada. Fauna lives more-or-less comfortably with the mysteries of her origin, until one day she makes a discovery that leads her to question everything. As Fauna begins to investigate the secrets of her past, she meets a ruined reporter (Chris Pine), haunted by the case that undid him. Together they follow a sinister trail that swirls ever closer to an infamous Los Angeles gynecologist, Dr. George Hodel (Jefferson Mays), a man involved in some of Hollywood’s darkest debauchery, and possibly, its most infamous unsolved crime.

Patty Jenkins directs I Am the Night, which is written by Sam Sheridan. The series is produced by Turner’s Studio T, with Jenkins, Michael Sugar (13 Reasons Why, Spotlight), Pine and Sheridan serving as executive producers.
Carl Franklin (House of Cards, Homeland) and Victoria Mahoney (Claws) each direct two episodes.

In addition to this exclusive live show with My Favorite Murder, upcoming podcast Root of Evil: The True Story of the Hodel Family and the Black Dahlia will premiere February 13th on Apple Podcasts and all major platforms. This ground-breaking eight-part podcast documentary series tells the Hodel family’s story in their own words for the first time. Yvette Gentile and Rasha Pecoraro, daughters of Fauna Hodel, host the podcast series in first-person, telling family’s dark history with a story that spans generations, including their connection to the infamous Black Dahlia murder.

I Am the Night will premiere on January 28th at 9 p.m. (ET/PT) on TNT.

I AM THE NIGHT TRAILER: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcxAaIfKBeI&feature=youtu.be

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WonderCon 2019 Badges Now On Sale

Photo Credit: B Henderson Picture Stock

Comic Con released the following information on their upcoming convention in Anaheim, California:

Join us March 29 – March 31, 2019 at the Anaheim Convention Center for WonderCon Anaheim, one of the country’s best comics and popular arts conventions! In addition to exclusive programming and an Exhibit Hall filled with comics and merchandise from many popular artists and retailers, WonderCon Anaheim’s guest list is out of this world! Greg Capullo, Scott Snyder, Tula Lotay, Jim Lee, Tom King, and Jen Bartel are just a few of the amazing guests confirmed for 2019.

WonderCon Anaheim will feature exclusive programming from the top comics publishers in the country, panels from your favorite movie and television shows, anime screenings, autograph signings, a gaming area, the Masquerade, portfolio review, and so much more! WonderCon Anaheim offers the complete comic convention experience, and badges are on sale now!

To purchase your badge, log in to your Comic-Con Member ID account,click the “Registration Info” tab, and choose the Purchase Badges option in the WonderCon Anaheim section.

Save money, save time, and avoid the lines! All badges purchased prior to February 14, 2019 will qualify for early bird pricing and will be shipped to you in advance. Badges purchased on or after this date will be available for onsite pick up only. Badge prices and purchase information can be found atwww.comic-con.org/wca/2019/badge-sale

NEW FOR 2019! Attend with a friend! Purchasing badges for others is now available, and it’s simple! After logging in to your Comic-Con Member ID account, select the Purchase Badges option in the WonderCon Anaheim section. Then, select the “Click here to purchase for another Member ID” option. You’ll need the Member ID and last name of those you wish to purchase for.

We are unable to ship to international addresses. If you are an international attendee, will be able to pick up your badge onsite at the Registration Area when you arrive.

We look forward to seeing you at WonderCon Anaheim 2019! For more information on exhibitors, programming, exclusives, and special guests, please visit www.comic-con.org/wca

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Toucan – the official blog of Comic-Con and WonderCon Anaheim – for important announcements.

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Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society Award Winners

The Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society is pleased to announce the winners of their 2nd Annual LAOFCS Awards. Fox’s The Hate U Give leads this year’s winners with a total of four awards including Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay. Bo Burnham’s Eighth Grade will take home Best Independent Film, Best First Feature, and Best Performance by an Actress 23 and Under for Elsie Fisher.

 

The Best Actor at this year’s ceremony will be Rami Malek for his incredible performance as Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody while Toni Collette will receive Best Actress for her brilliant yet terrifying performance in A24’s Hereditary.  

 

Spike Lee’s BlacKklansmanwins Best Male Director while Lynne Ramsey’s You Were Never Really Here wins Best Female Director. Netflix and Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma cleaned up the Best Foreign Film category as well as Best Cinematography.

 

Other big winners include Fox Searchlight’s The Favourite which won two awards: Best Comedy and Best Cast. Paramount’s Mission: Impossible Fallout won Best Action Film as well as Best Stunt Work. Disney and Marvel’s record-breaking Black Panther will take home this year’s Best Blockbuster award, while John Krasinski’s smash horror hit, A Quiet Place won Best Sci-Fi/Horror.

 

On Tuesday, December 11, 2018, the Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society will be announcing their special award list for their ceremony including this year’s Trailblazer Award winner, the LAOFCS Acting Achievement Award winner, and the Directing Achievement Award winner.

 

The Los Angeles Film Online Film Critics Society’s 2nd annual awards ceremony honoring excellence in films and filmmaking in 2018, will be held on Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 at the Taglyan Complex in Los Angeles. Individual Awards will be handed out to each of the winners at the event.

 

A complete list of all the winners are listed below:

 

Best Picture:

 

The Hate U Give(Fox)
Best Actor:

 

Rami Malek – Bohemian Rhapsody (Fox)

 

Best Actress:
Toni Collette – Hereditary(A24)

 

Best Supporting Actor: (TIE)
Mahershala Ali – Green Book (Universal)

 

Russell Hornsby – The Hate U Give (Fox)

 

Best Supporting Actress:

 

Regina King – If Beale Street Could Talk(Annapurna)

 

Best Performance by an Actor 23 and Under: (TIE)

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New Alexander Skarsgard Interview

A new interview with Alex appears in DN.se. Huge thanks to Alexander Skarsgard Library for the translation and links. An excerpt of the interview is below. For the full interview please click here:

Alexander Skarsgård: “Spying Is the Ultimate Form of Acting”

by Nicholas Wennö

London. After being acclaimed for his dark role in “Big Little lies”, Alexander Skarsgård is back in the spy thriller “The Little Drummer Girl” and the drama comedy “The Hummingbird Project”. DN’s Nicholas Wennö met the Hollywood star to talk about spying, acting, bald heads and being served coffee by John le Carré.

There are no shortcuts to the perfect bald head. If anyone knows, it’s Alexander Johan Hjalmar Skarsgård. In the upcoming drama comedy “The Hummingbird Project” with Jesse Eisenberg, the Swede plays an eccentric math genius who dreams of becoming very rich by laying a fiber-optic cable from a server in Kansas to the New York Stock Exchange. For this torturous transformation, “the Swedish sex bomb” removed hair after hair for a seamless transition between his side hair and his bald head.

“This is exactly how dedicated this guy is,” said the film’s Canadian director Kim Nguyen enthusiastically in connection with a late night show at the London Film Festival.

The following day, Alexander Skarsgård is sitting in a boutique hotel in central London and he flashes the classic family grin.

“Oh, no big deal, but when I see the character in front of me, I really want to create the look. Sometimes a small detail can get everything to come off with a character. But it still ended up with us having to  make a digital edit so the transition between my hair and the bare head would look credible. Kim liked the look, but we had to persuade the financiers who wanted me to be, eh … more recognizable,” says the world’s perhaps best-known Bajen fan while sitting on a couch.

For the role of the enigmatic Israeli agent Becker in “The Little Drummer Girl” he only needed to dye his beard a bit darker. Just like millions of other John le Carré fans, he was fascinated by the moral gray scales in a treacherous world where everyone plays “the theater of the real” as one of the characters says in the series.

“Spying is the ultimate form of acting – it’s literally life and death. Unlike in a Hollywood movie, one might be killed for real if you are bad,” says Skarsgård with a dazzling smile.

John Le Carrés acclaimed original novel was published in 1983 but set four years earlier. The initial action is triggered by the event of a bomb attack against a Jewish family in Bonn’s navy diplomatic district. Israeli spy master Martin Kurtz (Michael Shannon) is flown in to investigate the terrorist attack that bears the same signature as other attacks against prominent Jews. Just like Skarsgård’s agent Becker, Kurtz has begun to doubt that the end always justifies the means – “we are surgeons not butchers.”

Sources:  Nicholas Wennö for DN.se (x, x), Translation:  Google & Babylon + Cleanup & Interpretation by The Library + Special Thanks to A_Sussan for translating two super choppy sentences! Photos: Little Drummer Girl portrait via Radio Times (x), DN.se scans via Svenska_Ettor twitter (x, x)

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