The Emmy–winning epic miniseries The Pillars of the Earth debuts on Reelz this Sunday, and we have a free app available that will enhance your viewing experience. Along with allowing you to delve deeper in the the story and 12th-century English history, the app helps you keep straight the large cast of characters in the sweeping historical saga based on Ken Follett's best-selling novel.
The app features Follett's personal notes about the adaptation, including his comments about the key characters, crucial scenes, and even his own cameo. It also offers a Timeline of Events, giving historical context to the depicted events, and is loaded with tidbits about how actors prepared for their roles and what changed from the book to the miniseries. There is also an opportunity for fans to join the conversation through Facebook Connect and Twitter.
The Pillars of the Earth makes its Reelz premiere on Sunday, December 4 at 8pm ET and 8pm PT, with a two-hour presentation of episodes 1 and 2 airing back to back. All nine episodes will play out over the week, with the final two episodes airing December 11. Check out the full schedule. ReelzChannel is Dish 299, DirecTV 238, and available on your cable system. Posted 12.01.11 by reelz
Last month, the first trailer debuted for My Week With Marilyn, the biopic about a production assistant (Eddie Redmayne) who befriends Marilyn Monroe (played by Michelle Williams) while she shot a movie in Britain. At the time, the movie was scheduled to have opened this past weekend, but after the movie's debut at the New York Film Festival, The Weinstein Company decided to reschedule the opening weekend to November 23, just in time for Thanksgiving. The move was precipitated by the movie's warm reception at the festival.
Based on two memoirs by Colin Clark, My Week With Marilyn shows a glimpse of Monroe's life in 1957, when Monroe was working on the movie The Prince and the Showgirl, which co-starred Sir Laurence Olivier (played by Kenneth Branagh), who also directed. During the movie's production, Monroe was introduced to British life through Clark, while her then-husband, the playwright Aurthur Miller (Dougray Scott) was away. watch the clips >> Posted 11.07.11 by Ryan
The first trailer for My Week With Marilyn has arrived online, right before the movie premieres at the New York Film Festival this weekend.
My Week With Marilyn is based on two memoirs by Colin Clark, who worked as an assistant director on Sir Laurence Olivier's 1957 movie The Prince and the Showgirl, which Olivier directed and starred in with Marilyn Monroe. As the title suggests, Clark (played by Eddie Redmayne) spent a week with Marilyn (Michelle Williams) on the British set, where she worked with Olivier (Kenneth Branagh) and was also on honeymoon with her husband, the playwright Aurthur Miller (Dougray Scott). When Miller leaves the country for France during the Week, Clark shows Marilyn British life as she escapes from her Hollywood routine. The movie also co-stars Emma Watson and Dame Judi Dench. watch the trailer >> Posted 10.07.11 by Ryan
From January through early March, two types of movies largely can be found in theaters: Oscar contenders and genre movies. English director Christopher Smith, who directed 2009's yacht nightmare thriller Triangle, is taking horror far into the past in his latest, Black Death. Set in plague-ridden 1348, Black Death follows a young monk (Eddie Redmayne) who leads a knight (Sean Bean) and his band of mercenaries to a mysterious village that is untouched by the Plague. Suffice it to say, the latest trailer shows that, despite the lack of illness, all is not well in the village. Watch the trailer >> Posted 01.27.11 by Ryan
The news just keeps getting better for Sex and the City fans.
According to Variety, Chris Noth, aka Mr. Big, has indeed signed on to reprise his role for the Sex and the City movie!! Given, it's hard to imagine they would have moved forward with the project without him, but still, it sure is nice to have it confirmed.
As we reported last month, Anne Hathaway has signed onto Jonathan Demme's ensemble piece, Dancing With Shiva. Today's Variety says the actress will be joining Bill Irwin (Lady in the Water, The Laramie Project), Anna Deavere Smith (The West Wing, Rent) and Debra Winger (Terms of Endearment, Forget Paris) in the comedy, which was written by Jenny Lumet. Filming begins next month in Connecticut.
Three more have signed on for the Timothy Linh Bui Christmas indie, Powder Blue, says The Hollywood Reporter. Patrick Swayze (Dirty Dancing, Ghost), Kris Kristofferson (Blade, The Wendell Baker Story), and Eddie Redmayne (The Good Shepherd) have joined the cast. Swayze will play a sleazy strip club owner, Redmayne will play a mortician who falls in love with a stripper who works there (Jessica Biel), and Kristofferson will play a corporate crime organization head. Could be quite interesting...
And finally, Warner Independent has plans to do a noir-style remake of the 1973 Bruce Lee martial arts classic, Enter the Dragon. According to Variety, the remake, which will be called Awaken the Dragon, will be written by producer Kurt Sutter (The Shield). Sutter will also be making his feature directing debut on the project. Posted 08.10.07 by reelz