His Dark Materials movie

Philip Pullman‘s His Dark Materials series is getting adapted for the screen, again. The King’s Speech director Tom Hooper will helm a new BBC adaptation of the YA fantasy series, and Logan breakout Dafne Keen will star. Also, rumor has it that Hamilton‘s Lin-Manuel Miranda has joined the cast as well. More on the new His Dark Materials adaptation below.

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Yardie Trailer

Audiences love seeing Idris Elba on screen, whether it’s in big franchises like Marvel’s Thor or in the British crime drama series Luther. But will they be just as interested in seeing what he can do behind the camera?

Yardie is a new crime thriller that marks Idris Elba’s directorial debut. It recently played at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, and now it’s poised to hit theaters this year. The first Yardie trailer has just debuted to give us a taste of what we can expect from Idris Elba as a filmmaker. Read More »

Tom Hardy BBC

Are we in the middle of a Charles Dickens renaissance? (A Dickenssance?) The Man Who Invented Christmas – a movie about the creation of Dickens’ classic novel A Christmas Carol – is in theaters now, a David Copperfield movie adaptation is in the works, and now a new batch of Dickens adaptations is coming to the small screen courtesy of actor/producer Tom Hardy and his frequent collaborator Steven Knight, the writer/director of the Hardy vehicle Locke and creator of shows like Peaky Blinders.

Are you ready for a new version of A Christmas Carol?
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New Doctor Who First Look

The first female Doctor in Doctor Who history is about to make her big debut, and we now have the first official look at the character. Jodie Whittaker will be taking over for Peter Capaldi as the new incarnation of the Time Lord, and while fans were treated to a brief glimpse of the character in an announcement teaser, the first real look at the character and her costume has just been released.

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little women first look

Little Women is one of the all-time classic American stories, so it makes sense that it’s being adapted into a television series by the…BBC? Well, not that much sense, but the British TV network excels in churning out high-quality period dramas, which bodes well for the new Little Women, especially since it has to live up to the defining  adaptation, the 1994 film starring Winona Ryder, Claire Danes, Kirsten Dunst, and Christian Bale at their ’90s wunderkind peaks.

BBC One and PBS’ Masterpiece’s TV adaptation doesn’t have quite the big-name cast that the 1994 Little Women had, but in the Little Women first look, it seems that they’ve captured the loveliness and charm of the novel.

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‘Luther’ Season 5 is on the Way

luther season 5

Idris Elba may have made the successful leap to the big screen (and is looking to break out into full-fledged movie stardom this year), but television keeps calling him home. The versatile British actor will officially return for Luther season 5 and production is set to begin this year.

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classic doctor who streaming on BritBox

Doctor Who is regenerating into a new life on streaming devices.

Every episode of the “Classic Doctor Who” series, the original incarnation of the long-running British sci-fi series that aired on the BBC from 1963 to 1989, will be available to US viewers on BritBox, the new streaming service from the BBC and ITV.

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doctor who gay companion

Doctor Who may go down in history as the longest-running British sci-fi show, but it will make history again in its upcoming 10th season of the new Who franchise that began in 2005.

The Doctor’s newest companion (the designated title for his permanent sidekick) played by Pearl Mackie, will be the first openly gay one in the show’s 50-plus year run.

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love actually sequel

We’ll probably never get a proper sequel to the 2003 romantic comedy gem Love Actually, but we’ll make do with a ten-minute short film starring many of the original cast members that was produced to raise money for Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day. The new trailer for this project, titled Red Nose Day Actually, is here and it shows off many members of the original cast…and asks you to decide which of them has aged the best.

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their finest trailer

The trailer for Their Finest is selling a movie that looks to scratch a number of very specific itches. It looks like a war movie about life in England during the London Blitz, when air raids by German planes were a daily fact of life. It looks like a movie about institutionalized sexism, as Gemma Arterton‘s character struggles to make her name in a male-dominated industry. And since that industry is film and she’s working as a screenwriter, it also looks like a movie about the power of cinema and how a great movie can harness the hearts and minds of nations. Can that blend work? I certainly hope so, because there’s a lot to like in this preview.

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