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Five Things You Didn’t Know About Ben Barnes

Ben Barnes is an English actor who was born in London on August 20, 1981. He has worked in the entertainment industry since 2006 and his jobs have included stage productions, television appearances, and roles in films. He is probably best-known for playing Caspian X in ‘Prince Caspian’ and ‘The Voyage of the Dawn Treader’. These films are both part of ‘The Chronicles of Narnia. He is also known for playing the title character in the 2009 film ‘Dorian Gray’. Most recently, he has played Billy Russo in the television series ‘The Punisher’. Here are five more things you probably

Five Things You Didn’t Know About Ben Barnes
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St. Vincent to direct female-led The Picture of Dorian Gray

According to Variety, Grammy Award-winning musician St. Vincent (a.k.a. Annie Clark) has signed on to direct a female-led adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s 1890 novel The Picture of Dorian Gray for Lionsgate.

The new adaptation of the classic tale will see Dorian Gray – a hedonist who remains eternally young while their self-portrait ages and grows day by day into a hideous record of evil – portrayed as a woman. David Birke (Elle) is set to write the script.

The Picture of Dorian Gray has been adapted for the screen numerous times, most recently in 2009, with Ben Barnes starring as the title character.

St. Vincent made her directing debut this year with the short film Birthday Party, which stars Melanie Lynskey, Joe Swanberg and Sheila Vand and is included in the horror anthology Xx.
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St. Vincent to Direct Film Reimagining 'Portrait of Dorian Gray'

St. Vincent to Direct Film Reimagining 'Portrait of Dorian Gray'
Annie Clark, the rocker known as St. Vincent, will make her feature-length directorial debut with an upcoming reimagining of the classic Oscar Wilde novel The Portrait of Dorian Gray.

As opposed to the 1890 book and its many cinematic adaptations, a woman will play the Dorian Gray role in the Clark-directed feature, Variety reports. Elle screenwriter David Birke wrote the script, with Lionsgate set to produce. No release date has been announced.

The book centers on a young man, Dorian Gray, who sells his soul in exchange for eternal youth. However,
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St. Vincent to Direct Gender-Bending 'Picture of Dorian Gray'

St. Vincent to Direct Gender-Bending 'Picture of Dorian Gray'
Annie Clark, also known as musician St. Vincent, will direct a gender-bending adaptation of The Picture of Dorian Gray for Lionsgate.

David Birke, who wrote the Isabelle Huppertstarring Elle, will adapt the Oscar Wilde classic that follows a beautiful but self-absorbed man who sells his soul in order to retain his beauty, letting his portrait age in his stead. In Clark's take, Dorian Gray will be a woman.

This will be the feature directorial debut for Clark, who directed a segment in the all-female horror anthology Xx, which premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. 

The Picture of Dorian Gray was...
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"Penny Dreadful" Rises Again

Sneak Peek Titan Comics' "Penny Dreadful" #1, continuing the Showtime, Sky horror drama TV series, written by Chris King and illustrated by Jesus Hervas, with covers by Stephen Mooney, Rob Davis, Shane Pierce and Louis De Martinis. available April 5, 2017:

"...in 'The Awakening', part 1 of 4, 'Ethan Chandler' finds himself unable to move on. 

"As he searches desperately for meaning in a world without 'Vanessa', ancient words echo across the centuries...

"...and he is called on once again to take up arms against creatures crawling out of the night..."

The "Penny Dreadful" TV series used many public domain characters from 19th-century British and Irish fiction, including 'Dorian Gray' from Oscar Wilde, 'Mina Harker', 'Abraham Van Helsing', 'Dr. Seward', 'Renfield' and 'Count Dracula' from Bram Stoker, 'Victor Frankenstein' and his 'Monster' from Mary Shelley and 'Dr. Henry Jekyll' from Robert Louis Stevenson.

Click the images to
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Marvel And Netflix's The Punisher Casts Chronicles Of Narnia's Ben Barnes As Series Regular

TV Line has broken our first bit of casting news for Marvel and Netflix's planned Daredevil spin-off, which will continue the bloody exploits of The Punisher. According to them, Ben Barnes (Westworld, Dorian Gray, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian) has signed on to star opposite Jon Bernthal's Frank Castle. We don't know for certain who he'll be playing, but TV Line has heard it'll be Bobby Saint, who is not actually a Marvel Comics character and was introduced in 2004's The Punisher as the son of John Travolta's Howard Saint. This seems like an unusual move, as there are lots of great Punisher villains that could be utilized ahead of a minor thug created for a 12 year-old movie. Anyway, we'll see if this turns out to be the case. In the meantime, let us know what you think in the usual place.
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August 23rd Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include The Walking Dead Season 6 & Ash Vs Evil Dead Season 1

Hope you guys made some extra room in your wallets for all the cash you’ll undoubtedly be shelling out this week (love me some “dad humor”), as August 23rd boasts an awesome selection of horror and sci-fi Blu-ray and DVD releases, all capped off by the home entertainment debuts of both season one of Ash vs Evil Dead and the sixth season of The Walking Dead.

Arrow Video is giving the cult classic The Bloodstained Butterfly an HD overhaul for their impressive-looking two-disc Special Edition release that arrives this Tuesday, and Scream Factory is doing the same for another cult classic, Psycho IV: The Beginning. Kino Lorber is releasing a Blu-ray for Chandu The Magician this week, and we’ve also got a DVD and Blu release for Jon WattsClown to look forward to as well.

Other notable releases for August 23rd include Der Bunker, The Ultimate Vincent Price Collection,
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Emmy-Nominated ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Penny Dreadful’ Hairstylists Share Their Secrets

Emmy-Nominated ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Penny Dreadful’ Hairstylists Share Their Secrets
Between a glamorous turn-of-the-century gala in NYC, a blood-soaked ball in Victorian London, a wintertime wedding in 1920s Yorkshire, a sexy ’60s Midwest soiree, and a sojourn through a medieval fantasyland, this year’s five Emmy nominees for hairstyling for a single-camera series faced many a hair-raising challenge. But as all five of the nominated head hairstylists say, the chance to flaunt period coifs that have taken months to perfect was worth the sleepless nights and 12-hour days.

Downton Abbey

From dinner at the Ritz to a hospital board meeting, an engagement celebration at a castle to a Christmastime wedding at Downton Abbey, “all the scenes really helped showcase the variety of hairstyles from a different period of time,” says Nic Collins of “Episode 9.” The series finale culminated with a New Year’s celebration that bid adieu both to 1925 and the beloved PBS show.

One of the surprise stars of the farewell episode was the hairdryer, which
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Arrow Video Unveils New Blu-ray / DVD Cover Art for Microwave Massacre

Jackie Vernon may be remembered by many for being the voice of Frosty the Snowman, but horror fans know him as Donald, a frustrated husband who develops a taste for fellow humans in Microwave Massacre. In August, Arrow Video will release the cult 1983 horror film on Blu-ray / DVD, and they recently revealed new face-melting cover art for the special release, as well as an updated bonus features list for The Bloodstained Butterfly Blu-ray / DVD:

Press Release: Mvd Entertainment Group furthers the distribution of Arrow Video in the Us with several new titles in August...

Microwave Massacre [Blu-ray + DVD] (August 16th)

They Came For Dinner...To Find They Were It!!

Microwave Massacre stars legendary stand-up comedian and actor Jackie Vernon as Donald, a disgruntled construction worker whose wife's predilection for haute cuisine drives him to cannibalism.

Donald unwittingly stumbles upon a solution to his two major problems in his life - his nagging
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Microwave Massacre and The Bloodstained Butterfly Release Details from Arrow Video

Arrow Video has sent us details on their two upcoming releases in August, the cheesy Microwave Massacre and the giallo film, The Bloodstained Butterfly. As usual, the team at Arrow Video will be packing both releases with all sorts of special features. Read on for all the details.

Microwave Massacre [Blu-ray + DVD] (August 16th)

They Came For Dinner…To Find They Were It!!

Microwave Massacre stars legendary stand-up comedian and actor Jackie Vernon as Donald, a disgruntled construction worker whose wife’s predilection for haute cuisine drives him to cannibalism.

Donald unwittingly stumbles upon a solution to his two major problems in his life – his nagging wife and his lack of decent meals – when, one night, he bludgeons his better half to death with a pepper grinder in a drunken rage. Thinking on his feet, Donald dismembers the body and sets about microwaving the remains, which turn out to be rather delicious.
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Devilworks boards 'Monochrome', 'Welcome To Leith'

Devilworks boards 'Monochrome', 'Welcome To Leith'
Exclusive: British thriller Monochrome is set to market premiere at the London Screenings this month.

UK genre specialists Devilworks has acquired worldwide rights to Monochrome, Thomas Lawes’ thriller starring 2013 Screen Star of Tomorrow Cosmo Jarvis (The Naughty Room), Jo Woodcock (Dorian Gray) James Cosmo (Braveheart, Game Of Thrones) and Lee Boardman (Longford).

The film tells the story of a female serial killer who targets the wealthy. Cosmo’s detective tracks her down using special abilities granted to him by his neurological condition synaesthesia, which confuses his senses, allowing him to hear colours and see sounds.

Suzie Norton is producing the project for Birmingham-based Electric Flix.

Monochrome is set to receive a market premiere at the London Screenings later this month.

Devilworks has also acquired international rights (excluding UK, Germany, Australia, Nz, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania) to documentary Welcome To Leith, which premiered at Sundance 2015 and went on to pick up awards at HotDocs
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Arrow Video to Release Microwave Massacre and The Bloodstained Butterfly on Us and UK Blu-rays

While Jackie Vernon is remembered by many for his stand-up comedy and for being the voice of Frosty the Snowman, cult horror fans know him as Donald, a frustrated husband who develops a taste for human flesh in 1983’s Microwave Massacre. The horror comedy will be released this summer on Blu-ray / DVD in the Us and UK by Arrow Video, who will also release 1971’s The Bloodstained Butterfly on home media with a new 4K restoration.

While the full release details for the Us Blu-ray / DVDs of Microwave Massacre and The Bloodstained Butterfly have yet to be revealed, we do have a look at the lists of special features for the UK editions, which should feature extras similar to what Us fans can enjoy.

In the UK, Arrow Video will release Microwave Massacre on Blu-ray / DVD on August 15th, followed by an August 22nd Blu-ray / DVD release of The Bloodstained Butterfly.
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Boone Shepard review

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Time-travelling journalist Boone Shepard, the lead in an action-packed new Ya adventure novel, is a hero everyone can enjoy...

Does anybody have any idea of what makes a book Young Adult fiction? I would have said a teenaged lead character was the starting point, but in the case of Boone Shepard it's hard to pinpoint the age of the Australian journalist with a dark past, particularly once he starts jumping through time as well. From the 1960s back to the 1880s, Boone always seems like a character out of step with life around him, and perhaps that's what makes this a Young Adult novel; it's that way of seeing the world in a different way. Here we get thrust into a universe where every day is an adventure within a story within a strange bunch of happenings that never quite all tie up to make sense.

Even so,
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Rowan Atkinson’s Detective Maigret Films Investigate International Market

Rowan Atkinson’s Detective Maigret Films Investigate International Market
London — BBC Worldwide has inked the first international sales on TV films “Maigret Sets a Trap” and “Maigret’s Dead Man,” in which Rowan Atkinson, the star of the “Mr Bean,” “Blackadder” and “Johnny English” franchises, plays the French detective Jules Maigret.

Atkinson is best known for comedy, but the Maigret films present him with an opportunity to demonstrate his acting abilities in a straight dramatic role, in the same way that his former “Blackadder” co-star Hugh Laurie did in “House.” The first to take the bait are French public television channel France 3, German public broadcaster Ard, Swedish broadcaster TV4 and Denmark’s Dr. BBC Worldwide, the U.K. broadcaster’s sales arm, launches the films at its global sales event BBC Worldwide Showcase next month.

The TV pics are adapted from Georges Simenon’s Maigret novels, which have sold around a billion books worldwide. The author wrote 75 Maigret novels,
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Merlin: Where are the cast of BBC One's family fantasy series now?

Can you believe it's been seven years since Colin Morgan's boy wizard first strode onto our screens?

The series premiere of Merlin on September 20, 2008 set us off on a magical five-year journey - one with mythical monsters, wicked warlocks and excessive amounts of bromantic banter.

Millions tuned in each Saturday night for the show's blend of fun, fantasy and friendship - because Merlin and Arthur (Bradley James) were definitely just friends, Ok? - but what's happened to Camelot's finest since that epic final episode?

Colin Morgan

The aged Emrys might still be waiting for King Arthur to revive, but Merlin lead Colin Morgan hasn't lain dormant these past few years. He appeared opposite fellow Irish legend Gabriel Byrne in BBC One's moody detective drama Quirke in 2014, was seduced by Gillian Anderson as mercurial copper Tom Anderson in The Fall and played cyborg Leo in Channel 4's smash hit Humans.
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Dad's Army: the first trailer

The big screen take on Dad's Army arrives in cinemas in 2016. Here's the first trailer...

The big screen take on Dad's Army arrives in cinemas in 2016, and we get our first proper glimpse of it right here.

The movie features Bill Nighy, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Tony Jones, Michael Gambon, Tom Courenay, Blake Harrison, Bill Paterson and Daniel Mays. And it would be fair to say that they have some big boots to fill, if they want to come close to the majesty of the TV show that the new film is based on.

Oliver Parker directs this one (he previously rebooted St Trinian's, and helmed the likes of Johnny English Reborn and Dorian Gray). Hamish McColl has penned the script.

Here, then, is the first trailer, and the official synopsis. Trailer first...

And here's that synopsis...

It is 1944 and World War II is reaching its climax. The Allies are poised to
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Film Review: ‘The Age of Adaline’

Film Review: ‘The Age of Adaline’
Daisy Miller meets Dorian Gray — or perhaps “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” meets Nicholas Sparks — in “The Age of Adaline,” a sensitively directed slab of romantic hokum that wrings an impressive amount of emotional conviction from a thoroughly ludicrous premise. A dab hand at invigorating conventional material with storytelling smarts and strong performances (“Celeste & Jesse Forever,” “The Vicious Kind”), helmer Lee Toland Krieger elicits a moving central turn from Blake Lively as a woman for whom eternal youth turns out to be a decidedly mixed blessing — one that plays out in ways both poignant and preposterous, sometimes simultaneously, over the course of her 100-plus years on Earth. Viewers seeking a pleasant alternative to the early-summer blockbuster barrage could do far worse than this genial high-concept romance, a likely modest theatrical performer for Lionsgate whose commercial stature should only improve with age.

The sort of time-skipping, tear-milking supernatural romance that
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IMAX poster for Disney’s Cinderella

If you plan to catch Disney’s live-action remake of Cinderella in IMAX at Regal Theatres during its opening weekend, then you’ll get your hands on this exclusive IMAX poster for the Kenneth Branagh-directed fairy tale…

See Also: Cinderella meets her Prince Charming in new clip from Kenneth Branagh’s Cinderella

The story of “Cinderella” follows the fortunes of young Ella (Lily James) whose merchant father remarries following the death of her mother. Eager to support her loving father, Ella welcomes her new stepmother (Cate Blanchett) and her daughters Anastasia (Holliday Grainger) and Drisella (Sophie McShera) into the family home. But, when Ella’s father unexpectedly passes away, she finds herself at the mercy of a jealous and cruel new family. Finally relegated to nothing more than a servant girl covered in ashes, and spitefully renamed Cinderella, Ella could easily begin to lose hope. Yet, despite the cruelty inflicted upon her,
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Cinderella meets her Prince Charming in new clip from Kenneth Branagh’s Cinderella

Ahead of its release next month Walt Disney Pictures has released a new clip for Kenneth Branagh’s live action adaptation of the classic fairy tale Cinderella which sees Cinderella meet her Prince Charming for the first time; check it out below after the official synopsis…

The story of “Cinderella” follows the fortunes of young Ella (Lily James) whose merchant father remarries following the death of her mother. Eager to support her loving father, Ella welcomes her new stepmother (Cate Blanchett) and her daughters Anastasia (Holliday Grainger) and Drisella (Sophie McShera) into the family home. But, when Ella’s father unexpectedly passes away, she finds herself at the mercy of a jealous and cruel new family. Finally relegated to nothing more than a servant girl covered in ashes, and spitefully renamed Cinderella, Ella could easily begin to lose hope. Yet, despite the cruelty inflicted upon her, Ella is determined to
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