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First Look: Featurette for Showtime’s ‘Penny Dreadful’ Based in Victorian London

Showtime’s Penny Dreadful is a show where classic literary characters—Dorian Gray, Victor Frankenstein, Vanessa Ives—are mixed in with Victorian London.

Update: Judi Dench and Steve Coogan Win Ratings Battle for ‘Philomena’

Stars Judi Dench and Steve Coogan, with a little help from the James Bond franchise, won their fight to have the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) lower the rating of their new film, Philomena, from R to PG-13.

Sam Mendes Confirmed to Direct James Bond 24

Wait, what’s this? Sam Mendes is directing the next installment of 007? We thought that was off the table.

Olivia Colman Is The Queen Of The BAFTAs

Last night’s BAFTA TV awards ceremony was a most Anglopheniac spectacle indeed, with top prizes going to some of our favorite British talents. Olivia Colman, for example, (finally) won two awards, for entirely contrasting ...

James Bond Roundup: ‘Skyfall’ Shown to House of Lords, Producers Hope for Mendes Return

We can see the advance publicity for the next James Bond movie now: “Coming soon to a Parliament near you.”

‘Skyfall’ Finally Starts To Pick Up Some Awards Love…

Empire Magazine, the journal of note for the British film buff, has done what the Oscars failed to do, what the Golden Globes failed to do, and what the Brit Awards failed to do (principally because it does not have any categories that ...

Sam Mendes Takes a Pass on Next Bond Film

Sam Mendes, director of the latest Bond installment Skyfall, will not be directing the next in the series, reports BBC News.

Bond Producers Approach Adele For A ‘Skyfall’ Sequel

I’ll be honest, this isn’t automatically great news. Adele, the oscar-winning, golden globe-winning, Brit-winning singer and co-writer of the most recent Bond theme – Skyfall, of course – is reported to be first choice ...

James Bond And The Argonauts: The 2013 BAFTAs

I’m pretty sure if a well-known British actor had tried his hand at directing, delivered a well-liked and unthodox thriller, starring himself, then taken it to an awards ceremony in America and walked off with two of the largest ...

It’s Official: ‘Skyfall’ Is Bigger Than ‘Avatar’

Before we get into this, a caveat: James Cameron can probably sleep soundly in his bed for a while yet. The only place in which Skyfall is bigger at the box office than Avatar is the UK.