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‘Thirteen’: 13 Films That Explore the Kidnapped Mind

The new drama series Thirteen, which comes to BBC AMERICA this June 23, is a chilling psychological thriller examining the aftermath of a young woman’s imprisonment. Ivy Moxam (Jodie Comer) is a 26-year-old woman who escapes the cellar in which she has been held for the last 13 years; but this is only the beginning of […]


James Franco to Star in Stephen King’s ‘Drunken Fireworks’

It’s hard to tell what there are more of these days: movies based on Stephen King stories or movies starring James Franco. Either way, there’s about to be a new one that ticks both boxes, as the latter has signed on to appear in, and produce, an adaptation of a recent work by the former. […]


Daniel Craig’s ‘Purity’ Gets Series Order

Is Daniel Craig done with James Bond? It’s a question nobody quite seems to know the answer to, although of late all signs certainly seem to point towards the 48-year-old actor’s fourth outing, Spectre, being his last in the role. And another piece of the puzzle may just have fallen into place, as Showtime have announced that […]


Emily Blunt is Mary Poppins in Disney’s New Sequel

There were almost certainly a fair few eyebrows raised when Disney announced that they were making a sequel to their classic 1964 movie Mary Poppins. How, after all, could anyone possibly hope to emulate or replace the great Julie Andrews in the title role? But we think the skeptics may well be given pause for thought […]


Dwayne Johnson Signs On to Play ‘Doc Savage’

It’s amazing that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson somehow hasn’t yet managed to appear in a superhero movie. But while we wait to see whether DC Comics’ much-touted Shazam movie, in which he’s slated to play the villain Black Adam, will ever materialize, he’s found another heroic project to take on in the meantime. Johnson has confirmed that he […]


Swashboggling Gobblefunk! Roald Dahl’s Words to Get Own Dictionary

When it comes to making up inventive additions to the English language, perhaps the greatest rival to Dr. Seuss was the British childrens’ author Roald Dahl. Writer of such classics as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda and The BFG, Dahl was famed for his distinctive use of language, repurposing old vernacular as well as inventing entirely […]


10 Things You May Not Know About the ‘Mad Max’ Films

This Monday (May 30) at 10:30 a.m./9:30 c, BBC AMERICA is showing the classic movies Mad Max (1979) and Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981) ahead of the long-awaited return of Top Gear. Starring Mel Gibson as the titular hero, the films are the first two entries in George Miller‘s iconic post-apocalyptic action series, and were followed by Mad Max Beyond […]


5 Greatest Bob Dylan Cover Versions

Today (May 24) is the 75th birthday of one Robert Allen Zimmerman—better known to the world at large as Bob Dylan, one of the 20th century’s greatest musical icons. But while Dylan’s own recordings have rightly made him a legendary figure in both folk and rock, he’s just as significant as a songwriter for whom […]

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