The Kitchen movie cast

The Kitchen movie adaptation cast continues to grow, and what an interesting cast it is. Mad Men and The Handmaid’s Tale star Elisabeth Moss is the latest addition to the film, which also stars Tiffany Haddish and Melissa McCarthy.

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the handmaid's tale season 2

How do you follow up the first season of The Handmaid’s Tale, the haunting, utterly crushing sci-fi series that swept the Golden Globes and Emmy’s after its 2017 premiere on Hulu? By upping the stakes and upping the discomfort.

The Handmaid’s Tale season 2 trailer offers us a brief glimpse at Offred (Elisabeth Moss) after her detainment by the Eyes. Newly pregnant and feeling a revolutionary fervor, things didn’t look good for Offred. But it seems like she is back with a vengeance in season 2 of the critically acclaimed series.

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The Handmaid's Tale season 2 trailer

The Handmaid’s Tale continued its successful awards run at the Golden Globes last weekend, with the Hulu original series taking home trophies in two drama categories: Best Television Series, and Best Performance by an Actress in a TV Series for star Elisabeth Moss. Today, the streaming service has unveiled our first look at The Handmaid’s Tale season 2 with a brand new trailer, and they also confirmed the release date for the new season.
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the handmaid's tale season 2 first look

The Handmaid’s Tale made a huge splash in its first season, racking up eight Emmys, two Golden Globe wins, and three Critics Choice awards. All eyes are on the harrowing Hulu series about a near-future dystopia where women have been stripped of all their rights. But the series has doubly daunting task for its second season. Not only will it have to maintain the momentum of its acclaimed first season, it will have to venture out beyond Margaret Atwood‘s masterful 1985 novel.

Showrunner Bruce Miller has near-complete creative freedom for The Handmaid’s Tale season 2, which just debuted its first look. The first images from season 2 hint at what will happen to Elisabeth Moss‘ June, and where her rebellious actions have left her fellow Handmaids.

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The Handmaid's Tale Spoiler Review

(In our Spoiler Reviews, we take a deep dive into a new release and get to the heart of what makes it tick…and every story point is up for discussion. In this entry: the first season of Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale.)

There’s no denying that The Handmaid’s Tale is powerful. Its story of a distinctly American dystopia in which women’s rights are oppressed and their bodily autonomy is stolen by a totalitarian government is gripping and timely, with more real-world implications by the minute. But it is a TV show, and “powerful” can only take a series so far.

The Hulu show inevitably had to make some deviations from the Margaret Atwood novel upon which its based, transforming The Handmaid’s Tale from a dismal cautionary tale into a more conventional, hopeful sci-fi thriller. And while this isn’t necessarily a bad thing, it presents a whole new host of problems for the show to deal with in its confirmed second season.

Spoilers ahead for the first season of The Handmaid’s Tale.

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Elisabeth Moss in The Handmaid's Tale

Although Hulu’s been in the original programming game for a few years now, they don’t seem to draw quite as much buzz as competitors like Amazon and Netflix. But they may have a chance to change that this spring, when The Handmaid’s Tale arrives on the streaming service.

Based on the classic novel by Margaret AtwoodThe Handmaid’s Tale envisions a not-so-distant future in which the United States has been overthrown and refashioned as the Republic of Gilead, a theocratic dictatorship guided by “traditionalist values.” Moss is Offred, a “handmaid” given to a powerful government official (Joseph Fiennes) to bear his children. Watch the new The Handmaid’s Tale teaser below.  Read More »

The Free World trailer

Following a Sundance premiere back in January, Jason Lew‘s The Free World is now headed to theaters. Boyd Holbrook and Elisabeth Moss lead the downbeat romantic drama. He plays Mo, fresh out of prison after spending two decades locked away for a crime he didn’t commit. Nowadays he spends his days working at an animal shelter, which is where he meets Doris (Moss), the abused wife of a police officer.

She’s desperate for help and he’s helpless to turn her away, and the two strike up an intensely emotional bond that blossoms into a romance. Octavia Spencer and Sung Kang also star. Watch The Free World trailer below.  Read More »

Elisabeth Moss

Since AMC’s Mad Men came to a satisfying conclusion, actress Elisabeth Moss has continued to work with very promising and very talented directors. She was most recently seen in Ben Wheatley’s High-Rise, an abrasive and dense piece of filmmaking, and before that she collaborated twice with writer/director Alex Ross Perry (Listen Up PhillipQueen of the Earth). Next, Moss will appear in Ruben Östlund‘s The Square. It’s the director’s follow-up to the fantastic Force Majeure, one of the best films of 2014 that was snubbed by the Academy Awards.

Learn more about The Square cast below.

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