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Thursday, 30 June 2016

The Five: Who’s Who?


From the pen of international best-selling crime author Harlan Coben, the thrilling ten part series The Five picks up at the reunion of four friends bound together by one dark secret.

Flash back to four 12-year olds, Mark, Pru, Danny and Slade exploring the woods when they are interrupted by Mark’s bothersome five-year-old brother, Jesse.  Unaware of the subsequent consequences of their actions, the older crew tells Jessie to get lost.  Jesse runs away, never to be seen again...

All grown up, Danny – now a detective – learns that Jesse’s DNA has been found at a murder scene. Forcing everyone to ask the question, “is Jesse alive?”  Now Mark, Pru, Danny, and Slade must reunite to uncover a trail of horrifying twists, and turns that they hope will solve the mystery of Jesse’s disappearance.

Available on Blu-ray, DVD & Digital HD from July 4th, 2016, The Five will keep you guessing right to the very end.  With a cast of characters every bit as complex as their harrowing tale, let’s take a minute to meet the breakout actors that kept audiences on the edge of their seats up until the thrilling series finale.


Tom Cullen - Mark


It is hard to forget hunky Welshman Tom Cullen from his run on Downton Abbey as Mary Crawley’s season 4 man, the charming  Lord Gillingham.  However, don’t be fooled by his dashing good looks, this classically trained son of two former actors offers up much more than just a pretty face.  Splitting time between the U.K and Los Angeles, Cullen has built up an impressive body of work on both sides of the pond.  He recently played the role of Joe Rose in the ITV drama The Trials of Jimmy Rose, and is looking forward to an upcoming part in a new American series, Knightfall produced by blockbuster action star Jeremy Renner.  On The Five, Cullen plays Mark Wells, Jessie’s tortured older brother.  Mark has never quite recovered since his younger brother’s disappearance.  Now a lawyer, he spends his free time helping out with missing person’s cases.  With renewed hope of Jessie’s existence, Mark is hell-bent on discovering the truth about what really happened the day that Jessie disappeared.


O. T. Fagbenle - Danny


O.T or Olatunde Olateju Olaolorun Fagbenle is quite the modern century Renaissance man.  Born in London to Nigerian parents, Fagbenle spent some of his childhood in Spain where he first discovered his talent for music.  In his youth, he travelled all over Europe playing the saxophone with various orchestras.  The young talent then expanded his interests to acting, receiving the first serious accolades for his craft on the stage.  Eventually moving to film and TV, Fagbenle recently won a MViSA award for BEST MALE ACTOR for his role in The Interceptor, and appeared in the American HBO series, Looking.  In The Five, Fagbenle plays Danny Kenwood, an often sarcastic but charming detective.  Danny is the first to find Jessie’s DNA at the scene of a crime he is investigating, and he immediately alerts his childhood friends so they can try to solve this mystery together.


Sarah Solemani - Pru


A native Londoner, Sarah Solemani attended Cambridge University where she was an active member of the Footlights Dramatic Club.  Post graduation, Solemani was a resident writer for The Old Vic Theatre, and wrote two plays produced at the Soho theatre.  The multifaceted beauty with a knack for comedy then landed roles on BBC Three comedies Him & Her, and Jack Whitehall’s Bad Education which was subsequently made into a feature film.  Just to keep us guessing, in The Five, Solemani tackles an entirely different kind of role. Her authentic portrayal of Dr. Pru Carew illustrates the actress is equally as capable of dramatic acting as she is comedic.  Unlike her peers, in the time following Jesse’s death, Pru left England to work as a doctor in the states.  She returns to England after two years to help look into Jessie’s disappearance, and possibly confront Mark about feelings from the past.


Lee Ingleby - Slade


While we know Lee Ingleby from his portrayal of Jim McGovern, struggling father to an Autistic son in BBC drama The A Word, and Detective John Bacchus in the BBC’s Detective George Gently, in The Five Ingleby too takes on a much different role.  Ingleby plays Slade, a complicated and solitary figure who takes up the resident mysterious bad boy role of the crew.  He runs a homeless shelter, and despite his close relationship with Mark, there are many things he does not know about Slade’s questionable past.


Geraldine James - Julie


Four time BAFTA TV Award nominee, Geraldine James has had a long and seasoned acting career beginning on the stage where she was nominated for a Tony award for her performance as Portia in The Merchant of Venice opposite American screen legend Dustin Hoffman. She then expanded into television and film later on in her career with roles in The Girl with The Dragon Tattoo, Sherlock Holmes and most recently on the small screen as MI5 Spy Milner on Channel 4’s Utopia. In The Five, Geraldine takes on the challenging role of Julie Wells, mother to Jessie and Mark.  Julie is a mother who, after grieving her son for twenty years, is suddenly given hope again.  Her life is turned upside down, and she is frantic because as perfect as she may seem on the outside, she has a few secrets of her own as well.

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The Five is available on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD from
July 4, 2016, courtesy of STUDIOCANAL

Competition: Win The Five on Bluray

The Five is out on DVD and Bluray on the 4th July courtesy of STUDIOCANAL, and to celebrate we have a great competition for you and 1 copy on Bluray to give away!

Synopsis:
When they were 12-years old, Mark, Pru, Danny and Slade were out together in the woods. Mark’s five-year-old brother Jesse was bothering them, so they told him to get lost. Jesse ran away and was never seen again... Twenty years later, Danny – now a detective – learns that Jesse’s DNA has been found at a murder scene. Is Jesse alive? The four friends must reunite to discover the shocking truth.

Starring Tom Cullen (Downton Abbey, The Trials Of Jimmy Rose), O. T. Fagbenle (Looking, The Interceptor), Sarah Solemani (Him And Her, The Bad Education Movie), Lee Ingleby (The A Word, Detective George Gently) and Geraldine James (Utopia, State Of Play) and written by international best-selling crime author Harlan Coben (Tell No One). THE FIVE also comes from Nicola Shindler’s RED PRODUCTIONS; the stable that created Happy Valley, Ordinary Lies and Last Tango In Halifax with a screenplay by BAFTA and Emmy® award-winning writer Danny Brocklehurst (Clocking Off).

A thrilling ten-part series that will keep you guessing right to the very end, THE FIVE is an unmissable maze of twists, turns and dark secrets that is about to become your next essential box set.


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The Five [Blu-ray]


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Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Game of Thrones: The Complete Sixth Season - Available to own on Digital Download 28th June 2016


HBO Home Entertainment announces all ten episodes from the sixth season of the global television phenomenon Game of Thrones will be available to own on Digital HD from 28th June 2016. Based on the bestselling fantasy book series by George R.R. Martin, the hit fantasy series chronicles an epic struggle for power in a vast and violent kingdom. Prepare to be immersed in pure spectacle by owning Game of Thrones: The Complete Sixth Season.

Following the shocking developments at the conclusion of season five, including Jon Snow’s bloody fate at the hands of Castle Black mutineers, Daenerys’ near-demise at the fighting pits of Meereen, and Cersei’s public humiliation in the streets of King’s Landing, survivors from all parts of Westeros and Essos regroup to press forward, inexorably, towards their uncertain individual fates. Familiar faces will forge new alliances to bolster their strategic chances at survival, while new characters will emerge to challenge the balance of power in the east, west, north and south.

The Emmy® and Peabody® Award-winning HBO drama Game of Thrones: The Complete Sixth Season on digital download will be available for the suggested pricing of £17.99 (SD) and £23.99 (HD) through several retailers including Amazon Video, BT TV, Google Play, iTunes, Playstation Store, Talk Talk, Microsoft Store, Wuaki.tv. Full season purchase includes “Inside Game of Thrones – Visual Effects” and “Journey to Spain” and through iTunes, the “Dothraki Culture” feature, a look back at their culture and history from the beginning of the series. Digital download gives consumers the opportunity to own their favourite shows to watch instantly and forever across multiple devices.

Monday, 27 June 2016

Mr. Robot Season 1 Recap | Amazon Prime


Spoiler Alert: This video gives away every plot twist from Season 1 of Mr. Robot. Literally, everything.

Designated Survivor (ABC) "Our Next President" Promo HD


A lower level United States Cabinet member (Kiefer Sutherland) is suddenly appointed president after a catastrophic attack kills everyone above him in the line of succession. Also starring Maggie Q, Italia Ricci, Kal Penn, and Natascha McElhon.

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The Last Ship 3x04 Promo "Devil May Care" (HD)


The Last Ship 3x04 "Devil May Care" - Chandler must confront his suspected new foe. Slattery learns more about the supposed virus mutation. Pressure mounts on President Michener as the situation worsens.

Dead of Summer (Freeform) "You'll Never Leave" Promo HD


Set in the late 1980s, school is out for the summer, and a sun-drenched season of firsts beckons the counselors at Camp Clearwater, a seemingly idyllic Midwestern summer camp, including first loves, first kisses – and first kills. Clearwater’s dark, ancient mythology awakens, and what was supposed to be a summer of fun soon turns into one of unforgettable scares and evil at every turn. Part coming-of-age story, part supernatural horror story, “Dead of Summer” is a bold, new series that mixes genres as it examines the light and dark of a summer like no other.

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Official Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/DeadofSummerTV

Saturday, 25 June 2016

Still Star-Crossed (ABC) Promo HD


Based on the book by Melinda Taub and set in 16th century Verona, it picks up where William Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet left off, charting the treachery, palace intrigue and ill-fated romances of the Montagues and Capulets in the wake of the young lovers’ tragic fate.

Friday, 24 June 2016

Dead of Summer (Freeform) "Walkman" Teaser HD


Camp Stillwater is about to reopen after being closed down for years. Deb (Elizabeth Mitchell), the new owner, has thrown her heart, soul and life savings into renovating the camp she loved as a child. She isn’t the only one excited to return as six former campers—Alex (Ronen Rubinstein), Jessie (Paulina Singer), Cricket (Amber Coney), Joel (Eli Goree), Blair (Mark Indelicato) and Blotter (Zachary Gordon)—join her as counselors hoping to experience the freedom that camp brings now that they are older. Not part of the old crew, Amy (Elizabeth Lail) is not just new to Camp Stillwater, but to camp in general. While Amy tries her best to fit in with the already tight group, Drew (Zelda Williams) is content to be left alone. As everyone settles in and prepares for the campers’ arrival, Amy is the first to get a feeling that something is not right with this idyllic summer camp.

Queen of the South 1x02 Promo "Cuarenta Minutos" (HD)


Queen of the South 1x02 "Cuarenta Minutos" - Teresa sets out to prove her worth to Camila; Epifanio hones in on Teresa; and, in Mexico, Brenda desperately searches for Teresa and tries to hide from the cartel.

Thursday, 23 June 2016

Crossing the Pond

Praised by Heat magazine as "Sky 1's finest home-grown drama ever," The Five may be Harlan Coben's first UK series, but the American superstar author is in good company when it comes to American heavyweights who've crossed the pond to do excellent work. To list a few: Stanley Kubrick relocated for Eyes Wide Shut, Meryl Streep took on Margaret Thatcher, Elizabeth McGovern joined the cast of Downton Abbey, and Tim Burton has assimilated into British culture so smoothly people often forget he's actually American. With the imminent release of The Five to Blu-ray, DVD & Digital HD July 4th, 2016, what better time to celebrate American rebels that have found success in the UK.


Harlan Coben | The Five (2016)

With the killer combination of Happy Valley, Ordinary Lies and Last Tango In Halifax producer Nicola Schindler, BAFTA and Emmy award-winning writer Danny Brocklehurst (Clocking Off), and international best-selling crime author and creator Harlan Coben, it's no wonder people can't get enough of this delightfully chilling series. Starring Tom Cullen (Downton Abbey, The Trials Of Jimmy Rose), O. T. Fagbenle (Looking, The Interceptor), Sarah Solemani (Him And Her, The Bad Education Movie), Lee Ingleby (The A Word, Detective George Gently) and Geraldine James (Utopia, State Of Play), The Five tells the story of four friends bound together by tragedy all their lives who are suddenly forced to face the past in the most horrifying way possible. The ten part series is an unmissable maze of twists, turns and dark secrets that has kept viewers glued to their televisions. It's safe to say, The Five has solidified Harlan Coben's successful entry into UK television.

Stanley Kubric | Eyes Wide Shut (1999)

Although Stanley Kubrick first bought the filming rights for this adaptation of Arthur Schnitzler's 1926 novel Traumnovelle (Dream Story) in the 1960s, the notoriously perfectionist director of legendary films such as The Shining and Dr. Strangelove delayed actually making the film until the 1990s. Born in the Bronx, Kubric first moved to England to film Lolita in 1962, and he never left. Ironically, though Eyes Wide Shut was set in New York, Kubric insisted on shooting the film in England. This was due to both his preference for the UK, and also his severe aversion to flying. Starring Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman, Eyes Wide Shut is an erotic drama that follows one night in the life of Dr. Bill Hartford (Cruise) as he explores the masked orgy of an unnamed society after discovering that his wife has been unfaithful to him. As with much of Kubric's work, Eyes Wide Shut was a film well ahead of its time. Though not appropriately appreciated by the public until years later, Kubric's final film is now acclaimed as one of the best of the 1990s.

Meryl Streep | The Iron Lady (2011)

The film that garnered Meryl Streep an Oscar, a Golden Globe and a BAFTA for Best Actress, The Iron Lady is a British biopic narrating the controversial reign of the UK's longest serving Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. Shifting between present day scenes of an elderly Thatcher struggling with dementia, and the prime minister's own flashbacks of her youth, and eventual ascension to power, the film paints an evocative and human portrait of one of Britain's most complex leaders. As supported by the trifecta of awards she merited for her work in this film, Streep's performance in The Iron Lady is one of her best yet.

Elizabeth McGovern | Downton Abbey (2010- 2015)

Elizabeth McGovern's first commercial success came early in her career for her Oscar nominated performance as Evelyn Nesbit in the American musical, Ragtime (1981). A decade later, the Julliard graduate and Illinois native married British film director and producer Simon Curtis, and moved across the pond permanently. Over the next two decades, McGovern landed numerous smaller roles including frequent BBC TV appearances, but it was only once she assumed the role of Cora Crawley, the kind yet firm American matriarch of the Crawley family of Downton Abbey, that she returned to the spotlight in a big way. Downtown Abbey is a British and American TV series by ITV and PBS. The historical drama details the lives and events of the household at Downton Abbey, an English Country-side estate owned by the Crawley family in the post- Edwardian era. McGovern plays alongside a terrific cast of actors including Hugh Bonneville as Robert Crawley, and the three Crawley daughters played by Michelle Dockery, Jessica Rose Brown Findlay, and Laura Carmichael. Other notable characters include the colourful cast of servants that help run the estate including Brendan Coyle, Joanne Froggatt, and Lilly James. The series has been a smash hit and won both a Golden Globe and an Emmy award for Best Mini-Series. McGovern's performance in Downton Abbey brought the 54 year old actress her first Emmy Award nomination, and her first Golden Globe nomination.

Tim Burton | Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) – Alice through the Looking Glass (2016)

Perhaps no American Hollywood figure has assimilated so well into British culture as the prolific actor, producer, writer, and director, Tim Burton. Despite deep ties to England in both his personal life (Burton recently split from long-time partner and English actress Helena Bonham Carter), and his inclination for British literary giants such as Roald Dahl and C.S. Lewis, Burton is in fact from California. The visionary creator first took up residence in London after uniting with then romantic partner Bonham Carter on the set of Planet of the Apes in 2001. During this time, Burton took on the remaking of a number of quintessentially British stories beginning with Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005), and Sweeney Todd: the Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007), followed by Alice in Wonderland (2010), and most recently Alice through the Looking Glass (2016) in which each of these Bonham Carter played a memorable role. This body of work has been essential in developing Burton's now iconic style of equally fantastical and horrific storytelling.


Don't let the list above mislead you. It's not just Americans that are doing great work in Britain. Let us remind you of Indian actress Freida Pinto's breakout performance in the Academy Award winning British film Slumdog Millionaire (2008); or, Taiwanese- American director Ang Lee's Academy Award winning films: Sense and Sensibility (1995), and Life of Pi (2012). Both of which were also shot in England. Even the famously eccentric Lord of the Rings director, Peter Jackson is toying with the idea of jumping from New Zealand to the UK for a short stint to direct an episode of the BBC's Dr. Who. We are beginning to see a pattern here. And we like it...

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Harlan Corben's The Five comes to Blu-ray, DVD & Digital HD
from July 4th, 2016, courtesy of STUDIOCANAL

A look at classy TV Mini Mysteries

The Five, written by international best-selling crime fiction author Harlen Coben and coming to Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD on July 4th courtesy of STUDIOCANAL, is just the latest in a crop of classy TV mysteries that have had viewers hooked in what has to be a decidedly golden age for TV of all genres. Here we take look at The Five and some of its similarly gripping mystery bedfellows to see what keeps audiences coming back:

The Five
Harlan Coben, the internationally best-selling author has sold millions of books around the world and has had a staggering eight consecutive number ones in the New York Times bestseller list so you'd think he'd know a thing or two about putting together an enticing mystery. Turns out you'd be right – The Five delivers one of the juiciest set-ups for a mystery in recent times (the DNA of a young boy who went missing 20-years earlier turns up at a murder scene being investigated by a friend of the missing boy's brother) and turns it into the televisual equivalent of one of Coben's un-put-downable page turners. Throw in a superb cast of British rising stars (including Tom Cullen from Downton Abbey, Sarah Solemani from Him & Her and OT Fagbenle from Looking) as well as respected stalwarts like Geraldine James (Utopia) and the overall effect is one of extreme class and quality that stands up alongside some of the big US guns for binge-ability.

The Night Manager
Another author fairly familiar with the top of the bestseller list was behind what has arguably been the biggest UK TV production of recent years, with Tom Hiddleston perfectly capturing John Le Carre's heroic, eponymous central character alongside a faultless-as-usual Olivia Colman and a never better Hugh Laurie. The twists and turns in the relationship between sort-of double agent Jonathan Pine and the moral black hole that is Laurie's Richard Roper form the spine of the series, with the mystery element coming as much from the cat and mouse of that relationship as from the slight fear throughout that Pine might be playing everyone to advance his own interests. With stunning cinematography and a drum-taut script, it's hardly a surprise that both Hiddleston and series director Susanne Bier are both apparently in the running for the next entry into the James Bond franchise.

And Then There Were None
We could have included just about any Agatha Christie serial in this list, such is the continual level quality being administered to adaptations of Christie's work over 40 years since her death, but And Then There Were None stands out for multiple reasons. It was a beacon of originality amid a sea of safer Christmas 2015 television, it re-told a familiar story almost in the vein of a horror film, and it had the good sense to cast Aidan Turner, now almost as famous for some of the best abs in the land as he is for his intense, brooding performances in hits like Poldark. Teamed with a cast that also included Charles Dance (Game Of Thrones), Toby Stephens (Blacksails) and Miranda Richardson (An Inspector Calls), the series saw a collection of guilty parties invited to a bleak island for a mysterious dinner party, only for the guests to start dropping like flies and/or unravelling through a combination of guilt and abject fear. Essential stuff for mystery fans.

Broadchurch
When your script is written by Chris Chibnall, responsible for some of the best and scariest episodes of the reborn Doctor Who, as well as other TV classics like Law & Order: UK and Life On Mars, you already know you're in quality territory. Broadchurch, detailing a murder investigation in the titular coastal town, brought together former Doctor Who star David Tennant and the aforementioned Olivia Colman as the cops investigating a murder that's just the tip of the iceberg in a town full of secrets. The series quite literally had the nation gripped and whilst it's arguable that the second series didn't strike quite the same chord with viewers, the third and final season which is forthcoming, is still a reason to be cheerful. Unless you're the inevitable victim, of course.

River
Like ITV's recent Scandi-influenced hit, Marcella, River took its inspiration partly from the Land Of The Midnight Sun by infusing an on the face of it straightforward police procedural drama with some of the leftfield tropes that have made Nordic thrillers as de rigeur as they currently are. River starred global superstar Stellan Skarsgaard (Thor: The Dark World) as a brilliant but fragile policeman haunted not only by the death of his partner but also by the 'ghosts' of the victims of the cases he hasn't solved. Created by the brilliant Abi Morgan, the mind behind silver and small screen classics like The Hour and The Iron Lady, River was, well, riveting viewing to Nordic and home grown mystery fans alike.

Sherlock
Like Agatha Christie, possibly a little unfair to include this in the list and it's hardly as though Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat's world-conquering re-imagining of Arthur Conan-Doyle's superstar sleuth needs any introduction but there's no denying that the reinvention of the character as a borderline sociopathic loner waging war on villainy in the streets of modern London has reinvigorated the legendary character. That the casting of Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman (as Holmes and Watson respectively) was also pitch perfect can only help but plaudits have to go to Messrs Moffat and Gatiss for taking a premise that made many shudder when it was announced and turning it not only into essential viewing (when they get around to actually making the episodes, that is) but also a global phenomenon.

The Five is available on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD from

July 4, 2016, courtesy of STUDIOCANAL

Conviction (ABC) Promo HD


A brilliant young attorney (Hayley Atwell), who is also the daughter of a former U.S. president, is blackmailed to head up LA's new Conviction Integrity Unit. She and her team investigate cases where people may have been wrongly convicted.


Monday, 20 June 2016

The Fosters Season 4 Promo (HD)


It's finally here! Watch the trailer of the new season of The Fosters and don't miss the summer premiere on Monday, June 20 at 8pm/7c on Freeform!

Official website: http://freeform.go.com/shows/the-fosters
Official Twitter page: https://twitter.com/TheFostersTV
Official Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TheFostersTV

Sunday, 19 June 2016

The Strain Season 3 "Lady Liberty" Promo (HD)


As season three begins, New York City is a battleground. Written off by the federal government, the people of New York City must fight for survival on their own. The question is who will win? Humans or strigoi? Our heroes win victories, but are not winning the war. Beset by personal conflicts – betrayal, disappointment, paranoia – our group is splintering… Meanwhile, the Master is close to executing an irreversible transformation of the world. Is there still hope to save the city and humanity?

Wayward Pines 2x05 Promo "Sound the Alarm" (HD)


Wayward Pines 2x05 "Sound the Alarm" - Rebecca recalls first meeting Pilcher as an architect and the creation of Wayward Pines is revealed. Theo is shocked by a secret Rebecca divulges to him; Teresa tells CJ and Adam she wants to live outside the protected walls as Megan experiments on the first female Abbie that has been captured in the all-new 'Sound The Alarm' episode of WAYWARD PINES airing Wednesday, June 22nd on FOX.

Dead of Summer (Freeform) 1x01 Sneak Peek "Patience" HD


Dead of Summer 1x01 "Patience" Sneak Peek - Camp Stillwater is about to reopen after being closed down for years. Deb (Elizabeth Mitchell), the new owner, has thrown her heart, soul and life savings into renovating the camp she loved as a child. She isn’t the only one excited to return as six former campers—Alex (Ronen Rubinstein), Jessie (Paulina Singer), Cricket (Amber Coney), Joel (Eli Goree), Blair (Mark Indelicato) and Blotter (Zachary Gordon)—join her as counselors hoping to experience the freedom that camp brings now that they are older. Not part of the old crew, Amy (Elizabeth Lail) is not just new to Camp Stillwater, but to camp in general. While Amy tries her best to fit in with the already tight group, Drew (Zelda Williams) is content to be left alone. As everyone settles in and prepares for the campers’ arrival, Amy is the first to get a feeling that something is not right with this idyllic summer camp.

Friday, 17 June 2016

Notorious (ABC) Promo HD


Take a first look at Notorious, starring Piper Perabo and Daniel Sunjata, coming to ABC.

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Time After Time (ABC) Promo HD


Using Karl Alexander’s 1979 novel as a starting point, it chronicles the epic adventures of young H.G. Wells and his time machine. Starring Josh Bowman, Freddie Stroma, Genesis Rodriguez, Regina Taylor, Jordin Sparks.

Monday, 13 June 2016

Uncle Buck (ABC) "Candy Lunch" Promo HD


Based on the hit movie of the same name, Uncle Buck (Mike Epps) is a fun loving but irresponsible guy who needs a job and a place to stay. By happy coincidence, his nieces and nephew’s Nanny has just quit and his brother and sister-in-law need his help. His unconventional personality just may make him the right fit for the family and they may be the answer to his problems, too.

Uncle Buck (ABC) "The Less You Know" Promo HD


Based on the hit movie of the same name, Uncle Buck (Mike Epps) is a fun loving but irresponsible guy who needs a job and a place to stay. By happy coincidence, his nieces and nephew’s Nanny has just quit and his brother and sister-in-law need his help. His unconventional personality just may make him the right fit for the family and they may be the answer to his problems, too.

Official website: http://abc.go.com/shows/uncle-buck
Official Twitter page: https://twitter.com/ABCUncleBuck
Official Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/UncleBuckABC

Sunday, 12 June 2016

Guilt (Freeform) "Sisters" Promo HD


“Guilt” is an edgy, soapy thriller that revolves around an American in London who becomes the prime suspect in the savage murder of her roommate. As the investigation unfolds, the viewers will question whether she's a naive, young girl whose poor decisions are being magnified under the ruthless glare of the British tabloids, or whether she's a sociopath who brutally murdered her friend.

Saturday, 11 June 2016

Imaginary Mary (ABC) Promo HD


Here’s a first look at Imaginary Mary, starring Jenna Elfman, Stephen Schnieder, Rachel Dratch, Nicholas Coombe, Matreya Scarrwener, and Erica Tremblay, coming to ABC.

Friday, 10 June 2016

Guilt (Freeform) "Molly" Promo HD


“Guilt” is an edgy, soapy thriller that revolves around an American in London who becomes the prime suspect in the savage murder of her roommate. As the investigation unfolds, the viewers will question whether she's a naive, young girl whose poor decisions are being magnified under the ruthless glare of the British tabloids, or whether she's a sociopath who brutally murdered her friend.

Thursday, 9 June 2016

Good Behavior (TNT) Trailer HD


Good Behavior tells the story of Letty Dobesh (Michelle Dockery), a thief and con artist whose life is always one wrong turn, or one bad decision from implosion – which is exactly how she likes it. Fresh out of prison, Letty tries to stay afloat; reunite with her 10-year-old son, who is currently being raised by her mother Estelle (Strus); and regularly see her substance-abuse counselor, Christian (Kinney), whose motives for helping her are questionable. Chaos returns to Letty's life when she overhears a hitman (Botto) being hired to kill a man's wife, and sets out to derail the job. She soon finds herself on a collision course with the killer, entangling both of them in a dangerously captivating relationship.

The Best of Anna Friel

The Best of Anna Friel


Anna Friel plays Marcella Backland in ITV’s critically acclaimed drama series, Marcella. Created by Hans Rosenfeldt, writer and creator of Nordic drama The Bridge, the series brings the riveting world of the Scandinavian noir thriller to London’s beating heart to create this year’s must-see crime-thriller. The story follows Detective Inspector Marcella, who has returned to work after the breakdown of her marriage, investigating a case that seems disturbingly familiar and leading her to a suspect from her past that seemingly got away. As the case continues Marcella begins to question her own state of mind and ability to solve the crime, after suffering from severe blackouts and violent outbursts. As the story unfolds it appears that no one can be trusted and everyone is brought into contention for being the sadistic killer.

Never backing down from a role, Anna Friel has had a career full of varied and diverse characters, and in celebration of Marcella arriving on DVD and digital download from 20th June through Universal Pictures (UK), we take a look at some of her best work to date.

Brookside
Friel’s first major role in British TV saw her emerge as Beth Jordache in this soap opera set in the suburbs of Liverpool. Even after all these years and experience in the biz, this could be the role Anna is most remembered for, especially as she made television history when she kissed Nicola Stephenson, providing the first on-air lesbian kiss on a British soap. During her two-year run on the show, her character was also victim to abuse from her father and imprisoned for conspiracy to murder him. In 1995, Friel won the National Television Award for Most Popular Actress for her work on the soap opera, and it was onwards and upwards from there...

Pushing Daisies
In Anna’s first venture across the Atlantic (and the debut of her American accent), Pushing Daisies is a quirky, surreal TV series focusing on a man named Ned (Lee Pace) who has the ability to bring dead things back to life with his touch; be it a rotten strawberry or his childhood sweetheart, Chuck (Friel). If Ned touches anything he has revived a second time it dies again, this time permanently, meaning that he can never touch the love of his life again. Chuck obviously makes this particularly hard for Ned, acting extremely sweet and lovely through the two-season run. Racking up 17 Emmy Award nominations (and seven wins) - Anna’s first nomination for Best Supporting Actress - this is certainly one to check out for followers of her diverse and impressive career.

Land of the Lost
Another example of Anna’s diverse range of roles is Land of the Lost, in which she took a step into American comedy alongside the legendary Will Ferrell and Danny McBride. In the film, all three are sucked into a space-time vortex and spat back through time. The band of misfits now has no weapons, few skills and questionable smarts to survive in an alternate universe full of marauding dinosaurs and fantastic creatures from beyond our world. Anna plays Ferrell’s crack-smart research assistant Holly, who eventually proclaims her love for the scientist in the depths of the alternate dimension they find themselves in. Admittedly the special effects could use some work, but Friel holds her own perfectly against these two Hollywood heavyweights!

The Saboteurs
Anna Friel’s interest in taking on Marcella, which draws upon the Nordic noir genre, could be linked to a role she took in 2015 in this Norwegian World War II series about a group of soldiers who destroyed a Nazi-controlled water plant in the mountains of Norway. The drama was split across three different languages including English, Norwegian and German, and Anna Friel played the only fictitious character; Julie Smith, a British agent bombshell who helps plan the Sabotage whilst also creating a lot of sexual chemistry with Norwegian scientist, Leif Tronstad (Espen Klouman Høiner). Friel’s first step into the Nordic dark arts was an impressive one, and surely paved the way for her starring role in Marcella.

American Odyssey
Around the same time as The Saboteurs’ run on British TV, Anna was also kicking ass and taking names as part of a US Army team in Mali, who make the startling discovery that a US corporation is supporting an Islamist terrorist group. Shortly after this revelation is unearthed, Friel’s character Odelle Ballard’s squadron is attacked and mostly killed by their own government in an attempt to cover-up the findings. However Odelle survives and is taken hostage by extremists, facing a major challenge to escape and reveal her government’s secrets to the world. One of the most impressive things about this performance is Anna’s faultless American accent; you’d never have thought she was a born and bred Northerner!

London Boulevard
From one of the more saucy performances in her back catalogue, Friel plays Colin Farrell’s slightly ‘wild’ sister Briony in this sexy, stylish gangster thriller bristling with wit and brutal intrigue. London Boulevard stars Colin Farrell and Keira Knightley as star-crossed lovers who run afoul of one of London's most vicious crime bosses and have to do their best to avoid the inevitable consequences. Friel spends most of the film drunk and causing mischief, bringing a burst of cheekiness to the audience in every scene, and becoming an increasing nuisance for Mr. Farrell’s cheeky protagonist. Never shying away from an accent, it seems Cockney is another one that she’s got in her locker!

Marcella
From the mind of Hans Rosenfeldt, creator of the Scandi-Noir drama The Bridge, this hit ITV drama could be one of Friel’s most acclaimed roles yet, with her performance drawing plaudits through the realism and raw emotion that she brings to the title role. In her long awaited return to British TV, Friel plays a detective who recently returned to the force, and she becomes involved in the investigation of a serial murder case where the modus operandi of the killer bears a striking resemblance to an unsolved case she was previously involved in. With everyone a potential suspect or victim, Marcella must determine if an old hunch has come back to haunt her, or if her own fragile state of mind is placing her in the frame. The series takes many twists and turns and by the end of it you’ll even be suspecting yourself as the killer, no one is free of suspicion, even Marcella herself...

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MARCELLA IS AVAILABLE ON DIGITAL DOWNLOAD AND DVD FROM 20th JUNE, 2016, FROM UNIVERSAL PICTURES (UK)



Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Speechless (ABC) Promo HD


Maya DiMeo (Minnie Driver) is a mom on a mission who will do anything for her husband Jimmy, her kids Ray, Dylan, and JJ, her eldest son with special needs.  As Maya fights injustices both real and imagined, the family works to make a new home for themselves, and searches for just the right person to give JJ his “voice.”

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

The Last Ship Season 3 "Memorial Day" Promo (HD)


CNO Tom Chandler is sent to Asia to investigate a possible mutation of the Red Flu. Captain Slattery and his crew deliver cure to Southeast Asia but there may be an unexpected threat in the region.


Sunday, 5 June 2016

Rizzoli and Isles Season 7 "One Last Goodbye" Promo (HD)


One last goodbye - the seventh and final season of Rizzoli and Isles is coming Monday, June 6th on TNT. 

Official Twitter page: https://twitter.com/RizzoliIslesTNT



Friday, 3 June 2016

Thursday, 2 June 2016

The Americans 4x13 Promo "Persona Non Grata" (HD) Season Finale


The Americans 4x13 "Persona Non Grata" (Season Finale) - The explosive season finale of The Americans finds Philip and Elizabeth in a high-stakes race against the FBI to recover a hazardous package. Will they get there in time? And will Paige follow her parents into the family business? Written by Joel Fields & Joe Weisberg; Directed by Chris Long.

City in the Sky: Trailer - BBC Two


At any given moment there are up to one million people up in the air. So how do we do it? BBC Two looks at the City in the Sky.

Dark Matter Season 2 Trailer (HD)


1..2..3..4..5..6. Solving the mystery of who you are could cost our crew everything. Dark Matter returns July 1st at 10/9c on Syfy.

Containment 1x08 Extended Promo "There's a Crack in Everything" (HD)


Containment 1x08 "There's a Crack in Everything" Extended Promo - Will the cordon be breached? Find out when Containment is new on Tuesday, June 14th on The CW.

The Night Shift 3x02 Promo "The Thing With Feathers" (HD)


The Night Shift 3x02 "The Thing With Feathers" - In the second half of this two-part episode, TC (Eoin Macken) and Scott (Scott Wolf) work desperately to save a young boy and his mother who were injured in a car accident. With the boy's life hanging in the balance, the team starts to realize there is more to the family dynamic than meets the eye. Meanwhile, Drew (Brendan Fehr) and Syd (Jennifer Beals), deployed overseas in Afghanistan, deal with the aftermath of shots fired in the OR. Ken Leung, Jill Flint, Robert Bailey Jr., JR Lemon and Tanaya Beatty also star.

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

POWERS - Season 2 - Episode 1 - FULL EPISODE (US Only)


POWERS is an edgy dramatic series based on the graphic novel series of the same name which follows the lives of two homicide detectives, Christian Walker (Sharlto Copley) and Deena Pilgrim (Susan Heyward), who are assigned to investigate cases involving people with extraordinary abilities, referred to as “Powers.” Set amidst today’s paparazzi culture, POWERS asks the questions, what if the world was full of superheroes who aren’t actually heroic at all? What if all that power was just one more excuse for mischief, mayhem, murder, and endorsement deals? Season 2 delves into the shocking murder of the world's most famous superhero, Retro Girl, and the mysteries that her death uncovers.

Learn more about Powers: www.playstation.com/powers

Dark Matter Season 2 Promo (HD)


You can't hide from your past forever. Dark Matter Season 2 premieres June 1st on Syfy.