So the new trailer for the second series of breakout hit Orphan Black hit the net today and certainly promises more of the same.
Just to recap the show centres on Sarah Manning who after a weird incident finds herself drawn into a world where she is just one part of one of the biggest human cloning experiments ever recorded.
Twinned up with step-brother Felix she goes about solving the mystery of her existence and thus becoming more tangled in a giant web of lies and conspiracies.
The show has everything you could want from a science fiction show including a good injection of humour and real stand out performance from Tatiany Maslany which should have at least secured a Grammy award.
Anyways for those of you up to speed, check out the trailer below and be sure to tune when Season 2 begins in April.
So many shows have tried and failed in my humble opinion to really get what teenage life is all about. Whether it was the rather surreal at times Skins or the dreamy O.C; for us Brits I don’t feel a show really resonated with a majority.
That is until My Mad Fat Diary came along. I know I’m probably saying this as someone hurtling towards 30, but the show really encapsulates a lot of the emotions teenagers go through and the weird and wonderful relationships High School and College bring with them.
Whether it’s your own fears, who to hang out with, the cliques or the dreaded ‘What am I going to do with my life?’ conundrum; MMFD is the closest I have seen personally as an accurate depiction.
Whether it’s Rae’s struggles with her mental health issues to Chloe trying to fit in with the cool kids, or even Archie having to hide the fact he’s gay; there’s plenty going on that certainly makes you think.
So despite the excellent soundtrack and some great performances My Mad Fat Diary seems to have a bit more than that, it has characters you can resonate with and stories I’m sure we can all relate to on some level.
We are only mid-season but hopefully the show continues in this vein and makes it must-see-TV.
Right I’m off to catch the next episode on 4OD.
Be rude not to end it on a tune:
Bryan Fuller just keeps on spoiling us with Hannibal Season 2 goodies.
Today an exclusive on Entertainment Weekly dropped with the exclusive first scene of the new season; and it’s nothing short of brutal, stunning and downright brilliant.
The FBI’s Jack Crawford finally sees for himself what Will Graham we can assume has been preaching for a while, and that Hannibal Lecter is not the man he thinks he is.
From this comes an all mighty tussle where both parties certainly don’t hold back.
If this doesn’t wet your appetite for the new season which starts on Friday on NBC, nothing will.
I know I’m a complete sucker for a good monster movie but I think the film I am now looking forward to the most this summer is Gareth Edwards’ take on Godzilla.
We can talk about the 1998 film until the cows come home but I am more focussed on the here and now.
The trailer have been nothing short of stunning and the cast looks solid with Bryan Cranston of Breaking Bad fame leading the pack with Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Kick-Ass) along for the ride.
Imagery has been fleeting so far of the King of the Monsters but having released a new poster showing the size of the beast last week, we got a good look up close with Empire’s new subscriber cover which I am eagerly awaiting for in the post and now we have a new trailer.
Here we get a good look and what it can do and the sheer scale of the beast.
This speaks for itself:
From the moment it was first mentioned I have been quietly intrigued by Jonathan Glazer’s Under The Skin.
The more I have read about it, the more it has been talked about in the highest circles. Polarizing at film festivals; some saying classic others saying confusing mess.
Under the Skin’s trailer hit the net a couple of weeks ago and certainly creates a somber and alien atmosphere throughout. Given the film is about Scarlett Johannsson as an alien who abducts men off the streets of Glasgow, this probably stands to reason.
It looks very art house but beautiful too; really making the most of its rural scenery and creating some powerful images.
The reviews I have read personally have been positive, and I think curiosity will lead me to see it on the big screen and if not that then DVD.
Here’s the trailer -
The DC Comics plan for film and television domination has continued with further casting news for Fox’s Gotham TV series.
Ben McKenzie of The O.C fame has been cast in the main role as Jim Gordon.
There have been many questionable casting calls recently including the news of Jesse Eisenberg’s turn as Lex Luthor and infamously Ben Afleck being cast as the Dark Knight in Batman vs Superman.
I have to say I think this choice might turn out to be a positive one, with McKenzie more than able to handle the mantle of being Gotham’s main law enforcer.
What we know so far is that we will see early takes on classic Batman villains such as the Penguin, The Riddler and Catwoman. Hopefully the creators will take a leaf out of Arrow’s book and really create a world of their own and give a fresh spin on these characters.
The Riddler could certainly do with it, and The Penguin using the guise of a drug lord could be a sight to be hold.
I’m sure there will be opposition to McKenzie’s casting but I’m certainly willing to give him the benefit of the doubt and hope Fox can create something special with the undoubted back catalogue of faces they have to work with.
A new trailer for the second season of Hannibal has debuted over the past couple of days and has certainly created more buzz around the series.
Heavily featured is Gillian Anderson’s Bedelia Du Maurier who in the first series portrayed Hannibal Lecter’s psychiatrist. Her character remained an enigma throughout, but it seems we will be seeing much more of her if the trailer is anything to go by.
This will include confronting Hannibal and also possibly testifying on behalf of Will Graham as he is framed for Lecter’s crimes.
Also we may finally found out how Hannibal saved her life as she was attacked by a patient of hers years before and maybe the identity of this attacker. Could it be Mason Verger? Who knows?
Anderson’s casting was another masterstroke for creator Bryan Fuller, with the 45 year old actress’ career peaking once again with this and a starring turn in BBC’s The Fall which also returns for a second series this Autumn.
Will she already be on Hannibal’s menu by this time? Who knows?
Enjoy the trailer: