Jumat, 31 Januari 2014

CAPTAIN AMERICA WINTER SOLDIER CHARACTER POSTERS WITH CHRIS EVANS, SCARLETT JOHANSSON! 'MILLION WAYS TO DIE IN THE WEST' POSTERS & TRAILER WITH CHARLIZE THERON, NEIL PATRICK HARRIS, LIAM NEESON, AMANDA SEYFRIED! TOPHER GRACE IN 'HOME' THRILLER! CHRIS PRATT IN 'JURASSIC WORLD'

CAPTAIN AMERICA WINTER SOLDIER CHARACTER POSTERS
CHRIS EVANS, SCARLETT JOHANSSON, SAMUEL L. JACKSON
Your main treat for today are character posters for upcoming superhero sequel CAPTAIN AMERICA THE WINTER SOLDIER with Chris Evans in the title role, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury! Flying into cinemas April 4th the movie finds Steve Rogers, a.k.a. Captain America, living quietly in Washington, D.C. and trying to adjust to the modern world. But when a S.H.I.E.L.D. colleague comes under attack, Steve becomes embroiled in a web of intrigue that threatens to put the world at risk. Joining forces with the Black Widow, Captain America struggles to expose the ever widening conspiracy while fighting off professional assassins sent to silence him at every turn. When the full scope of the villainous plot is revealed, Captain America and the Black Widow enlist the help of a new ally, the Falcon (Anthony Mackie). However, they soon find themselves up against an unexpected and formidable enemy—the Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan)!


TOPHER GRACE IN
SUPER NATURAL THRILLER 'HOME'
In today's casting news, according to 'The Hollywood Reporter' always adorkable Topher Grace will take the lead role in supernatural thriller HOME next to Patricia Clarkson! He will play a man who was recently released from a mental institute. He inherits a mansion and after a series of disturbing events, he starts to believe it is haunted.
CHRIS PRATT IN 'JURASSIC WORLD'
Meanwhile,  Chris Pratt has confirmed that he has a role in JURASSIC PARK new sequel JURASSIC WORLD which is scheduled for 2015! His role isn't known yet, but the film will be set on an island on which dinosaurs are kept and trained for the entertainment of visitors. John Krasinski and Bruce Dallas Howard were also mentioned for the roles in the film which will also include underwater dinosaurs and tones of new species.

MILLION WAYS TO DIE IN THE WEST COMEDY TRAILER
CHARLIZE THERON, NEIL PATRICK HARRIS, AMANDA SEYFRIED, LIAM NEESON
When you check out the below trailer for this summer's Wild West comedy A MILLION WAYS TO DIE IN THE WEST you might ask yourself what on Earth are actors such as Charlize Theron, Liam Neeson and Amanda Seyfried doing in a deeply offensive, brutally rude, gory and almost infantile comedy movie, but don't ask me I don't know the answer! Ready to ride into theatres this May, the movie also stars Seth MacFarlane who also directs and writes the movie. Neil Patrick Harris, Giovanni Ribisi, Mila Kunis and Sarah Silverman also star in the comedy which tells the story of a craven sheep farmer (Seth MacFarlane) who finds himself single and shamed when his girlfriend (Amanda Seyfried) leaves him for wimping out of a gunfight. Before long, though, he meets a new woman (Charlize Theron), who teaches him how to shoot and helps him find his courage and confidence, which he will soon need because her husband and infamous criminal (Liam Neeson) is riding into town, and he’s demanding a payback.
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Kamis, 30 Januari 2014

BRUCE WILLIS IN 'LABOUR OF LOVE'! 1ST PIC OF JOHN MALKOVICH AS BLACKBEARD IN 'CROSSBONES' PIRATE SHOW! JEFF HEPHNER JOINS SHARON STONE IN 'AGENT X'! MEG RYAN, JACK QUAID, TOM HANKS FOR 'ITHACA' DRAMA

LABOUR OF LOVE UNITES
BRUCE WILLIS & M.NIGHT SHYAMALAN
Here's a truly beautiful story for you: 'Deadline' reports that M. Night Shyamalan and Bruce Willis will team up again on LABOUR OF LOVE in which Willis will play a Philadelphia book store owner who loses the love of his life in a tragic accident. Never big on words, he becomes haunted by the notion that he never properly told his wife how much he loved her. Since she once asked if he would walk across the country for her, he decides to show her posthumously just how much he did love her. That trek starts from Philadelphia to Pacifica, CA, which was her favorite place.

TELEVISION UPDATES
JEFF HEPHNER JOINS SHARON STONE IN 'AGENT X' TNT SHOW
In TV news today: I mentioned TNT's new series AGENT X only yesterday and now we already have the male lead to join Sharon Stone! Jeff Hephner from CHICAGO FIRE is the new member of the cast. The show will revolve around America’s first female Vice President, Natalie Maccabee (Sharon Stone) with Hephner taking the role of John Case a.k.a. Agent X, a 39-year-old secret agent who’s called into action by the newly arrived VP when the daughter of the FBI Director is kidnapped.
FIRST IMAGE OF JOHN MALKOVICH IN NBC'S PIRATE SHOW 'CROSSBONES'
And you can also check out the first picture of John Malkovich as Captain Blackbeard in CROSSBONES series coming to NBC this spring. Set in the same 1715 year as BLACK SAILS over at Starz, CROSSBONES will follow assassin Tom Lowe (Richard Coyle) who is sent undercover by the government to bring pirate leader Blackbeard down. But like many a clandestine agent, Lowe soon finds himself being drawn deeper and deeper into his world and even becomes sympathetic to the scoundrel’s political ideals.

MEG RYAN TO DIRECT HER OWN
SON JACK QUAID IN 'ITHACA' DRAMA
Another touching story will be seen in ITHACA, a directorial debut of Meg Ryan in which her and Dennis Quaid's son Jack Quaid will play the lead role next to Sam Shepard and Melanie Griffith.To be produced by Tom Hanks it will be set in 1942 in a small town in California where 14-year-old Homer Macauley is determined to be the best and fastest bicycle telegraph messenger anyone has ever seen. His older brother has gone to war, leaving Homer to look after his widowed mother, his older sister and his 4-year-old brother. As spring turns to summer, Homer delivers messages of love, hope, pain and death to the good people of Ithaca. He’ll also struggle with one message that will change him forever.


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Rabu, 29 Januari 2014

A Prime Choice

When I was pregnant with Dash, I met up with a business associate who is also a mother.

She asked me, "So are you going to get a maid?" She was referring to after Dash is born.

"No," I replied.

She raised her eyebrows in surprise. "Why not?? You're gonna need one."

"Nah," I said dismissively. "I think I'll be ok."


In my heart I thought about her... "Geez woman, I'm gonna NEED a maid?? Do you have any idea how spoilt rotten you sound? I work from home and have so much free time. One adult and one baby - how hard can it be??? Ridiculous, I won't need a maid and I don't want one."

Fast forward a few months... That one sentence from that business associate turned out to be the most astute advice I've received from experienced mothers.

Motherhood is TOUGH. It is, in fact, the toughest thing I've ever had to do in my life. I cannot believe people talk about how painful childbirth or recovering from a C section is. THAT PART IS EASY PEASY.

The hard part comes afterwards. Torture isn't momentary physical pain. Torture is SLOW.

Torture is sleep deprivation over MONTHS. You think you can repay your sleep debt tomorrow? No you can't, you can't sleep when baby isn't asleep. Torture is not knowing why your little bundle of joy isn't a bundle of joy but is bawling his heart out, turning purple, and nothing you do is helping. Torture is his first fever.

It's hard to explain how tough Motherhood is. It is especially difficult for me because I was breastfeeding but Dash doesn't want to latch, so I exclusively pump out the milk for him - every 4 hours round the clock for the first few months.

A lot of it is also mental - fighting postnatal blues, and the fact that you can never feel relaxed because you are the main caretaker of such a fragile little being that can keel over and die any moment, even in his sleep wtf. Curse you SIDS! It is also extremely mentally distressing to be thrown into something completely new and be expected to do problem solving everyday. Suddenly I have to be the expert on which milk bottle to buy, how to sleep train, or prevent colic.

It's still alright if all I had to do was to handle baby. On top of that I still need to work, take care of igloo (yes he is still alive), feed myself, buy all groceries, keep the house clean, have basic personal hygiene like shower etc.

I now have so much newfound respect for all mothers, especially stay-at-home fulltime moms. These are the people who somehow don't get respect at all. People think they must be stupid, talentless, and have no goals or aspirations in life.

In actual fact, moms who choose to give up their careers in exchange for more precious time with their kids aren't doing it to have an easy time. They have the TOUGHEST job of all. 

No other job requires 24/7 mental dedication, has no off days, no weekends, no sick leave, and disturbs you every few hours of your sleep.

And yet they choose to do this thankless job, choose to not wonder what else they could have achieved with their life if they weren't just "mom", choose to forsake their social life - because they understand that their kids won't be kids forever, and any time spent with them is magical, fleeting, and will never be possible again once its gone. That deserves more respect than any CEO does imho.


With that same dismissive attitude I gave to my business associate I also dismissed away people who told me to get a confinement nanny. I didn't like strangers in my house, so I asked my mother to do my confinement for me.

She slogged away and was such an immense help that I begged her to stay on after my confinement ended in a month. And just like that, this carried on for six months.

But my mom has to work too. She's a real estate agent. She is very busy and sometimes would leave me at home alone with Dash for days. Mike is no help since he comes home from work very late and has zero baby knowledge.

I remember when Dash was about a month old, my elderly grandfather passed away. My mother left me for 3 days while she handled his funeral.

I panicked because I knew I couldn't handle Dash all by myself for so long!! How can I sit down and pump milk for half an hour every four hours? If he is crying I can't carry and pacify him with two mechanical bottles on my boobs.

I called all my friends while sobbing hysterically to see if they could come over and help. Luckily for me, many of them did and I could finally shower/eat/take a proper dump/wash the milk bottles.

Once, Dash finally fell asleep while I was alone in the house with him. I went to take a poop. Halfway, he woke up and cried, so I had to hastily stop pooping, do a halfassed (lol geddit?) job at wiping, and shoot out of the toilet. It's hard to explain how tough it is, all I can say is once you became a mother you will understand.

Two things to clarify here.

1) It isn't tough being a mom. It's tough being a GOOD mom. Afterall, drug addicts and teens have become moms before, and those in the ghettos do it by themselves with 5 kids and no one to help them.

It's easy being a mom if you leave your baby to cry, don't give a shit if their nails are cut or diapers are soiled. I'm sure the infant mortality rate in ghettos is pretty high. But I have a standard I set for myself and that standard is really mentally and physically draining for one person to achieve.

2) I know I made motherhood sound terrible. It isn't. Many parts are extremely lovely - like when your baby smiles at you, or goes into a milk coma, or falls asleep in your arms. And Dash is so freaking cute - I just feel so happy and contented looking at him. Tired, but very happy.


So just like that I soldiered on for six months. My mom and I took turns taking care of Dash. It got easier when he got older.

But my mom wants to move back to her own place, and I really needed to get back to work. I neglected so much of my work! And that's not all. Both my mom and I started to have physical problems as well from our exertion. She started to limp and say her knee hurts. Then her thumb can't bend. As for me... I have constant shoulder and neck aches. (This still isn't resolved btw)

Knowing my mom is getting old and helping me take care of Dash and the house is hurting her, how can I continue to ask her to do it?

The house as also getting increasingly messy and dirty.

Finally I decided I needed to get a maid. Or domestic helper, I don't care for euphemisms. Just calling a spade a spade.


There are many reasons why I was so against having one.

We all heard the horror stories about bad maids. Like how they steal things, or have construction worker boyfriends that they bring home when employers aren't home, or seduce the husband of the family they work for.

But because such is the nature of humans, the stories of good maids don't spread so much. However, if you ask around, many people have fantastic helpers at home! I asked the opinion of two mommy friends of mine who also have maids at home. They said they absolutely cannot do without their maids! One of the maids even loves the toddler so much that during her off days she uses her own money to buy toys for her.

When I spoke to Dr Georgia Lee about how hard motherhood is, she told me to definitely find a maid. She said her maid has worked with her for over 20 years, taking care of her children as though they were her own, and is very much a part of the family.

Good maids who fit your family may not be easy to find, but once you DO find one, they are INVALUABLE.

Heartened, I went to look for mine.

I went with Prime Choice Maids through a contact.

They knew who I was and gave me a discount on the agency rates, and found me a helper.

My criteria? I wanted someone who is careful and meticulous with babies, preferably with experience. Not too young (they tend to be playful and always want to go out to have fun), nor too pretty/vain (zomg I think she will go sneakily wear all my clothes).

I don't care if she can't cook, there is a coffee shop just downstairs anyway and I don't mind buying zhup cai bng everyday or occasionally doing the cooking myself. Housework wise I am probably the easiest going person. As long as the house is kept relatively clean I'm ok.

Mostly I wanted a homebody I can trust who is going to take good care of Dash when I can't.

So they got me Eleanor!

Or we call her Ellen for short.

Ellen's been working for me for a few months now, but I waited for a bit to announce it just in case she isn't the right fit.

She's great with Dash, and she takes good care of him too. She's hardworking and does a great job cleaning the house too. She's the quiet introverted type, so she likes staying at home as well. She also got really excited when she saw igloo! She said she used to work at a pet shop before she came to Singapore and she loves animals.

With Ellen in my life things got much easier. With her helping for everything else, I now can spend more quality time playing with Dash without feeling like I wish he would nap so I could.

Dash can't stand being in the car seat for too long. With Ellen I can now go out with him anytime I want and she can give him toys or a biscuit (or worse come to worst the iPad) at the backseat. At least I wasn't trapped at home with Dash all day and we can go do fun stuff like going to the beach.



Dash at the beach, held by Ellen



Yay for freedom!!


I no longer have to do the chores I hated doing like washing bottles or sheets. Nor does my mom! When she comes visit, all she has to do is play with Dash instead of chores. Right now it's 1.58am and I'm blogging a long wordy post. I can do it only because I know I can sleep in tomorrow if I needed to.



I also got CCTVs installed in the house! At any time I can use my cellphone to look at the cameras and see what's going on at home. This gives me peace of mind when I'm out.


Ellen with Dash


It's just been a few months - but I have to say that Ellen has become an invaluable addition to my life now. I hope she never leaves me wtf!!


And a lot of it I have to thank Prime Choice for. 

Prime Choice is a small agency. They are located in Raffles Place and specialize in helping working moms find helpers, hence the location. Because they are small, they take in only good maids that they have narrowed down very selectively. The maids all have experience be it overseas or in Singapore.

If you are interested in getting a helper, you can go to Prime Choice's website to have a look at their selection... I like how everything about the maids are listed - age, number of children, experience etc - so you can make wiser choices for a fit into your family.

Dawn, who works there, is a strict no-nonsense sort of lady. She is also an excellent judge of character, which I feel is very important in her line of work. She's also very frank and honest. Some maids she feels aren't good for me, she just honestly tells me so. It is thanks to her I got a good match!



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It was tough writing this post because my haters love to say that I am a lazy, irresponsible mom. Already somehow people got the impression that my mother was doing all the hard work taking care of Dash while I tralala skip off to do my nails. (I didn't do my nails till Dash was 8 months old FYI)

Now that I've got a maid I'm gonna get it worse. Well, this is what I have to say to these haters:  

FUCK YOU. Until you become a mom and know how tough it is, please stfu.



Getting a maid wasn't so I can be an absentee mother, it's so I can be a BETTER one.

 So I can earn more for his secure future, so I can have energy to play with him, read to him, bring him out for activities etc without feeling like I wanna sleep for the next thousand years. Getting a maid was so the husband and I can have the occasional date night and our marriage can last and Dash will have a father for hopefully a long time to come.

I know I shouldn't care about what people say as long as I know I'm doing a good job as Dash's mother. But it's just SO infuriating to work so hard and have people think it's easy and you are being lazy!!!!!! GRRR!! I cannot!!

*calms self down*



Anyway... This isn't a sponsored post, they never said I have to blog for them.

I'm writing it because it's my heartfelt thoughts and I especially wish to share it with expectant moms who think they are going to have it easy. I did. I way underestimated motherhood. Especially if you plan on breastfeeding, it's definitely NOT easy.

If you wish to get a helper, you can try Prime Choice Maids. They are pretty good.


This is my biggest advice to new moms: Get a helper. Get one when you are six months pregnant so you know if she's a good fit and you can train her. The first three months are the toughest, and you are going to need all the help you can get!
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GUY RITCHIE TO HELM 'KING ARTHUR' HISTORICAL MOVIE FRANCHISE? FIRST PICS OF ELIZABETH HURLEY & WILLIAM MOSELEY AS QUEEN HELENA & PRINCE LIAM IN 'THE ROYALS' SHOW! 'STAR CROSSED' SF SHOW CHARACTER PHOTOS

  GUY RITCHIE TO DIRECT
KING ARTHUR HISTORICAL FILMS?
In our favourite genre of epic movies, 'Deadline' is bringing us a lovely piece of info: Guy Ritchie will apparently direct a new historical movie on KING ARTHUR, a fantasy retelling of the famous medieval legend to be produced by Akiva Goldsman, planned as a historical franchise with six potential movies! The script for the first one has already been written by Joby Harold (EDGE OF TOMORROW). You probably recall that Warner Bros. was trying to launch ARTHUR AND LANCELOT project last year with Joel Kinnaman, Kit Harington, Gary Oldman and Colin Farrell being mentioned for the roles, but that project was shelved because it was deemed too expensive with the budget of $130 million. Guy Ritchie is currently finishing MAN FROM UNCLE for Warner Bros. with Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer.


  THE ROYALS SHOW 1ST PICS
WITH ELIZABETH HURLEY, WILLIAM MOSELEY, VINCENT REGAN!   
Here's something we've been waiting for anxiously: the first pictures from the set of E! first scripted TV series THE ROYALS showing gorgeous Elizabeth Hurley and Vincent Regan as Helena and Simon, the king and the queen of a fictional modern kingdom in the show which will follow the palace intrigues. In the second picture you can also catch a glimpse of CHRONICLES OF NARNIA star William Moseley who plays their son, prince Liam who takes over the role of the heir to the throne after his older brother dies in an accident (the pictures could actually be from his funeral).

  STAR CROSSED SF SHOW
 FIRST CHARACTER IMAGES
In other TV news today, CW has  unveiled first character pictures from their new science fiction series STAR CROSSED which should arrive to the small screens with its first episode February 17th! The new show will be a kind of a futuristic Romeo and Juliet with Matt Lanter and Aimee Teegarden portraying a pair of "star-crossed" lovers - one human, one alien - who go to a high school together. Ten years after aliens Atrians had crashed on Earth and warred with humans they've acclimatized themselves to Earth and now some of the young aliens are sent to a human high school to test the feasibility of their integration. The eyes of the nation and the whole world are fixed on this historical social experiment, an endeavour fraught with suspicion and fear.
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Selasa, 28 Januari 2014

DEEPLY INSPIRING 'LONG WAY DOWN' TRAILER WITH TONI COLLETTE, PIERCE BROSNAN, AARON PAUL! SHARON STONE IS US VICE PRESIDENT IN 'AGENT X'! MIRA SORVINO IN BBC SHOW 'INTRUDERS'! STARZ ORDERS 'FLESH & BONE' BALLET SHOW

FLESH AND BONE
STARZ' BALLET WORLD SERIES
With the start of BLACK SAILS, spring launch of OUTLANDER, and the upcoming second season of DA VINCI'S DEMONS, Starz is also preparing FLESH AND BONE drama set in the world of ballet. Professional dancer Sarah Hay (BLACK SWAN) will take the lead role of a young ballet dancer, Claire, who has a distinctly troubled past, as she joins a prestigious ballet arabesque photo company in New York. The dark and gritty series will unflinchingly explore the dysfunction and glamour of the ballet world. Accomplished dancers will be seen in supporting roles as well: former American Ballet Theatre principal dancer Irina Dvorovenko, current American Ballet Theatre soloist Sascha Radetsky, Ballet Arizona company dancer Raychel Diane Weiner, and Emily Tyra. The production team will also include world's leading choreographers and composers.

TELEVISION UPDATES
MIRA SORVINO IN BBC SF SERIES 'INTRUDERS'
In today's TV news Mira Sorvino has joined James Frain, John Simm in new BBC America series INTRUDERS, which, based on Michael Marshall Smith's novel, will follow a secret society that chases immortality by taking over the bodies of other humans. It will centre on an ex-cop Jack Whalen (Simm) living a quiet life with his wife Amy (Sorvino), who suddenly disappears. The trauma leads Jack to start an investigation that forces him to confront his past.
SHARON STONE IS US VICE PRESIDENT IN 'AGENT X' TNT SERIES
Another movie blonde, Sharon Stone, will take the lead role in TNT new drama AGENT X  a America’s first female Vice President, Maccabee, a woman with brains, beauty, and a cool composure that belies a restless mind. After the death of her husband, a Senate candidate, Natalie opted to run in his place, and after a rapid political rise, she now finds herself the newly elected Vice President of the United States. Initially apprehensive that her job will be ceremonial in nature, she soon learns that it comes with a top secret duty: protecting the Constitution in times of great crisis with the aid of her Chief Steward and a secret operative designated “Agent X.”

A LONG WAY DOWN TRAILER
 TONI COLLETTE, PIERCE BROSNAN, AARON PAUL, SAM NEILL, IMOGEN POOTS
We've been waiting for quite a long time to get the first trailer for truly beautiful, inspiring and intriguing drama A LONG WAY DOWN and now it is finally here! Rather stellar cast, including Toni Collette, Pierce Brosnan, Aaron Paul and Imogen Poots, plays four different people who unexpectedly meet  at New Year's Eve on top of a London skyscraper where they all wanted to commit a suicide. Based on a Nick Hornby's novel the film revolves on the chance encounter where the four - a disgraced chat show host, a single mother, a failed musician and a troubled teenager respectively - foil each other's attempts to commit suicide in solitude. After making a pact to postpone their suicides until Valentine's Day, they begin to form a surrogate family! Sam Neill and Rosamund Pike also star in the film which opens up in cinemas this March.
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Senin, 27 Januari 2014

NEW TRAILER & PICTURES PLUS A SPOTLIGHT ON SECOND SEASON OF EPIC SHOW 'DA VINCI'S DEMONS' WITH TOM RILEY, ELLIOT COWAN, BLAKE RITSON, LAURA HADDOCK, LARA PULVER

DA VINCI'S DEMONS
SEASON TWO TRAILER AND PICS
Are you ready for the return of Starz worldwide hit series DA VINCI'S DEMONS which comes back to the small screens March 22nd for its second year run? Today you can check out exciting new trailer and some new pictures for the new season of the David S. Goyer's show which brings the secret history of Leonardo da Vinci, a man  tortured by genius and yearning to seek the truth. The second season expands Da Vinci's world greatly, since beside Florence, the story will also take the great genius and his friends over to South America! Ten new episodes will air in more than 125 countries around the planet.

DA VINCI'S DEMONS STORY
 WHERE DESTINY ENDS, HIS JOURNEY BEGINS
Florence is thrown into the chaos in the wake of the Pazzi conspiracy, Lorenzo (Elliot Cowan) is ill, and Leonardo (Tom Riley) must push the limits of his mind and body to defend the city from the evil forces of Rome. When the dust settles friends are buried and rivalries inflamed. While the Medicis go to unthinkable lengths to deal with new threats, da Vinci continues on with his  quest to find the fabled Book of Leaves and uncover the secret history of his mother! He will come to realize that he has a lethal competition in his quest - new enemies who may be even worse than the forces of evil Pope Sixtus. His search will now take him to faraway lands and force him to reevaluate everything he knew about the world and his own history.

LEONARDO DA VINCI
DRIVEN GENIUS
Leonardo da Vinci (Tom Riley) is a genius, unrelentingly driven to solve the world's mysteries. His quest will require him to make great sacrifices for Florence and those he loves.

LUCREZIA DONATI
 FEARLESS BEAUTY
Lucrezia Donati (Laura Haddock) is ex lover of Lorenzo Medici and Florence's celebrated beauty whose personal quest for justice will take her far away from home. Fearless and manipulative, she will not rest until she has succeeded in protecting those she loves.

COUNT RIARIO
TROUBLED VILLAIN
Count Riario (Blake Ritson) gladly led the mission to destroy the Medicis, but the siren call of the Book of Leaves shakes his resolve. His quest for the book is perilous taking him on a journey of discovery that threatens his all-consuming faith.

LORENZO MEDICI
DEVOTED RULER
Lorenzo Medici (Elliot Cowan) is the de facto ruler of Florence, fervently loyal to his citizens! When the Republic is threatened he is forced to undertake a difficult journey and must confront past demons in order to bring about peace.

CLARICE ORSINI
 RUTHLESS WIFE
Clarice Orsini (Lara Pulver) is a devoted wife and successful, yet ruthless, leader. After Lorenzo's departure, she learns to rule in a world governed by men. This boldness serves her well, but with Lorenzo's imminent return, she may pay a price.

ZOROASTER
DASHING HUSTLER
Zoroaster (Gregg Chillin)  is a hustler and jack of underhanded trades, who never stops looking for an angle. Witty and charming he brightens the darkest moments of da Vinci's perilous journey while helping his friend in the new world.

IMA
INCA HIGH PRIESTESS
Ima (Carolina Guerra) is the Inca High Priestess, as strikingly beautiful as she is formidable! Ima holds a pull over her people than even the emperor, Topa Inca, doesn't posses!

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Minggu, 26 Januari 2014

2014 TV PILOT SEASON: NBC ORDERS NEW BILL COSBY FAMILY SITCOM & 'MONEY PIT' COMEDY! RICK COSNETT, DANIELLE PANABAKER IN CW'S 'THE FLASH'! TYLER RITTER IN CBS' 'THE MCCARTHYS'! ROB LOWE IS 'THE PRO' AT NBC!

  CW'S 'THE FLASH' PILOT GETS
RICK COSNETT & DANIELLE PANA- BAKER
It's a pilot season currently, people, the time when channels and networks order new series, shows and pilots for possible future ones, so today we're checking out some of the new purchases and orders: beginning with CW who already ordered a pilot for THE FLASH show, but now they have new cast members. The show will be an origin story of the famous red clad superhero with Grant Gustin playing Barry Allen aka The Flash, a Central City assistant police forensics investigator who arrives in Starling to look into a series of unexplained robberies that may have a connection to a tragedy in his past. 'Deadline' reports that Rick Cosnett and Danielle Panabaker have joined the cast as well: Cosnett (THE VAMPIRE DIARIES) will play detective Eddie Thawne, a recent transfer to the Central City Police Department, whose past is a mystery and who harbors a dark secret. Panabaker (SHARK) will play Caitlin Snow, a highly intelligent bioengineering expert who lost her fiancĂ© during an explosion at S.T.A.R. Labs!

  NBC'S NEW SITCOMS
'MONEY PIT' TV REMAKE
NBC has meanwhile, ordered a sitcom based on the 80's movie comedy MONEY PIT which starred Tom Hanks and Shelley Long. The story of the new comedy pilot will centre on a newlywed couple that navigates the challenges of modern romance while their house crumbles around them.
BILL COSBY BACK ON TV
NBC will also see the return of Bill Cosby to TV! Envisioned as a warm comedy about a family in which parents love each other and kids respect their parents, the new sitcom will have Bill Cosby playing the patriarch of a multi generational family presenting his take on marriage and parenting.
ROB LOWE IS 'THE PRO'
The channel will also return Rob Lowe to the small screens! Titled THE PRO the sitcom will have Lowe appearing as former tennis doubles champion “Big Ben” Bertrahm, whose career flame-out and misguided investments have left him working as the pro at a tennis and golf club, where he tries to hustle and charm his way back into America’s 1%.

  CBS SITCOM 'THE MCCARTHYS'
TYLER RITTER,LAURIE METCALFE
Over at CBS they are preparing comedy pilot for THE MCCARTHYS which will revolve around a big, sports-crazed Irish Catholic family in Boston and their gay son (to be played by Tyler Ritter, the son of late John Ritter) whose greatest sin is not his sexuality but his desire to spend less time with his family. Kelen Coleman will play his sister and also his room-mate. Jimmy Dunn will be the dim and a little chubby Sean McCarthy, who lives in an attic room off of his brother Gerard’s third-floor apartment. Laurie Metcalfe will play the clan’s loving mother who has no filter and loves having her gay son keep her company when her husband (Jack McGee) and other kids are off coaching basketball games.

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BEN KINGSLEY JOINS ROBIN WILLIAMS, BEN STILLER, DAN STEVENS IN 'NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM III'! NEW 'HALF OF THE YELLOW SUN' POSTER WITH THANDIE NEWTON & CHIWETEL EJIOFOR! 'THE TIME IN BETWEEN' HISTORICAL MINI SERIES

  NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM III
 BEN KINGSLEY JOINS BEN STILLER, ROBIN WILLIAMS & DAN STEVENS
The latest one to join the third instalment of the NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM comedy movies is Ben Kingsley. He will play an Egyptian Pharaoh on display in a British museum, who comes to life through a magical table! Ben Stiller is again in the lead role, but unlike the previous two films which were set in New York and Washington, this one will be set over in London. Meanwhile, Robin Williams, Dan Stevens, Ricky Gervais and Rebel Wilson will all star as well. Robin will again be Teddy Roosevelt, Jervais will return to the role of Dr. McPhee, while DOWNTON ABBEY's star Dan Stevens will be the villain playing Sir Lancelot of the round table in Camelot.

  THE TIME IN BETWEEN
HISTORICAL MINI SERIES
 And here's something international: Spanish mini series THE TIME IN BETWEEN which broke records over in Spain and is about to be sold to many other countries around the world. Told in 11 episodes, the story is set during the Spanish Civil War and the run-up to World War II following a woman raised by a poor single mother and taught to be a seamstress. When she falls for a handsome young  man, she moves with him to Morocco and spends months living the high life. But when the money runs out and she falls pregnant, he leaves. She ultimately builds a new life and becomes the most sought-after couture designer for the socialite wives of German Nazi officers. She also begins working for the British government, passing information to the Secret Service.


  HALF OF A YELLOW SUN
THANDIE NEWTON & CHIWETEL EJIOFOR IN WAR DRAMA
Check out the new poster and a trailer for upcoming African war drama HALF OF A YELLOW SUN starring award winning stars Thandie Newton and Chiwetel Ejiofor. The big screen adaptation of a Nigerian novel is a drama that brings together the lives of four people during the struggle to establish an independent republic in Nigeria. In the focus of the story are two different sisters, Olanna and Kainene (Thandie Newton and Anika Noni Rose), and their lovers (Chiwetel and Joseph Mawle) trying to save their lives during the Biafran War in the late 1960s.
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