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Book Review: "The Avengers And New Avengers Collectibles" By John Buss

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Amberley Books

2019

96 pages

Full Colour

£14.99

Review by Adrian Smith

One of the greatest and most commercially successful fantasy series of the 1960s, The Avengers actually started out in 1961 as a gritty crime drama focused on Doctor Keel, played by Ian Hendry, one of British television’s biggest stars at that time. In the first episode his wife is killed by drug dealers, and a mysterious undercover agent named John Steed, played of course by Patrick Macnee, helps him to avenge her death. The two end up working together on a number of other crime cases, thus forming the basis for a series that would ultimately outgrow its noir origins and become an outrageous Technicolor riot of science fiction, martial arts, sexy fashion and comedy. Once Doctor Keel was out of the picture, the playful ‘will they? – won’t they?’ (or even ‘have they? – haven’t they?’) nature of John Steed
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Gold Derby TV Decade Award winners: ‘Breaking Bad,’ ‘Veep,’ Ryan Murphy and more were the best from 2010-2019

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Gold Derby TV Decade Award winners: ‘Breaking Bad,’ ‘Veep,’ Ryan Murphy and more were the best from 2010-2019
The Gold Derby TV Decade Awards were announced on Monday, November 4, and “Breaking Bad” was the Best Drama Series from 2010-2019 according to more than 1,500 registered Gold Derby users who cast their votes in October. Elsewhere, “Veep” claimed Best Comedy Series, while Ryan Murphy pulled a Mike Nichols-like sweep in the long form races. Scroll down to see the complete list of winners.

Breaking Bad” premiered in 2008, but it gradually grew from an underdog drama overshadowed by its AMC sister show “Mad Men” to a full-blown pop cultural phenomenon by the time it ended in 2013. Now, more than six years later, it has been remembered as the best dramatic achievement of the decade. Not only did it claim Best Drama, Bryan Cranston also won Best Drama Actor, Aaron Paul claimed Best Drama Supporting Actor, Anna Gunn was the runner-up for Best Drama Supporting Actress, and the show’s final-season
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Edgar Wright Says His Upcoming Thriller Last Night In Soho Involves Time Travel in an Abstract Way

Edgar Wright is currently working on a psychological horror-thriller called Last Night in Soho. The plot of the film has been shrouded in secrecy, but little bits and pieces have teased a little of what we can expect.

What we have known is that the story is set in London’s Soho district during the 1960s. There are also parts of the film that will be set in modern day. We now know how the past and the present will collide thanks to the director. During an interview with Empire, Wright revealed that there’s a time travel element in the story.

When talking about the modern day character played by Thomasin McKenzie, the filmmaker said: “There’s something I have in common with the lead character in that I’m afflicted with nostalgia for a decade I didn’t live in.” The period McKenzie is nostalgic for is obviously the 1960s,
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Last Night in Soho Plot Details & Photos Tease Edgar Wright's Swinging '60s Thriller

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Last Night in Soho Plot Details & Photos Tease Edgar Wright's Swinging '60s Thriller
We finally have some concrete details regarding Last Night in Soho. Even for those who haven't heard of the movie by name, this will surely draw a sizable amount of interest as it will be director Edgar Wright's follow-up to his breakout hit Baby Driver. Though, Wright will be taking a very different approach with this one, as he's treating us to a thriller set in 1960s London.

In an upcoming preview of 2020 movies, Edgar Wright pulled back the curtain on Last Night in Soho just a bit. Described as an "all-out psychological horror," the movie largely takes place in the 1960s, a time period the lead character Eloise (Thomasin McKenzie) is obsessed with and ends up getting to experience it. How precisely that will unfold remains to be seen, but Wright had this to say about his latest directorial effort.

"There's something I have in common with the
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Edgar Wright’s Horror Movie ‘Last Night in Soho’ Involves Some Form of Time Travel

Edgar Wright’s Horror Movie ‘Last Night in Soho’ Involves Some Form of Time Travel
Edgar Wright‘s horror movie Last Night in Soho has been shrouded in secrecy since it was announced. We know the cast – Thomasin McKenzie, Anya Taylor-Joy, Matt Smith, Diana Rigg, and Terence Stamp. We know that the movie is in the spirit of classic horror thrillers like Don’t Look Now and Repulsion. And we know that […]

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Edgar Wright’s ‘Last Night in Soho’ Teased as Horror With Mysterious Time Travel Twist

Edgar Wright’s ‘Last Night in Soho’ Teased as Horror With Mysterious Time Travel Twist
Edgar Wright announced in September he had wrapped production on his upcoming new movie “Last Night in Soho,” but to this day the film remains something of a mystery. Both Wright and distributor Focus Features have been incredibly tight-lipped about the movie’s plot. Only a London setting and a cast list has been confirmed, with “The Witch” favorite Anya Taylor-Joy, “The Crown” and “Doctor Who” veteran Matt Smith, and “Leave No Trace” breakout Thomasin McKenzie heading the ensemble. Fortunately, Wright has pulled back the curtain on the “Last Night in Soho” plot in the new issue of Empire magazine.

Empire reporter Ben Travis writes that “much of Wright’s movie takes place in the London of the Swinging Sixties; a time period with which his lead character, Thomasin McKenzie’s Eloise, is obsessed and, through a mysterious connection with Taylor-Joy’s character, gets to experience.”

“There’s something I
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Canneseries’ Albin Lewi, Benoit Louvet on 2020s Edition, ‘Years and Years,’ Darren Star

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Canneseries’ Albin Lewi, Benoit Louvet on 2020s Edition, ‘Years and Years,’ Darren Star
The climax of this year’s Canneseries came, appropriately enough, at its end, Ep. 1 of Russell T. Davies’ “Years & Years,” its final series, which played at its closing gala, concluded. There was a brief silence and then a barrage of applause. The audience knew,if comments from spectators made as they walked out of Cannes Palais des Festivals were anything to go by, that they had just caught the world premiere of the first episode of one of the great series of the year: a searing political analysis, delivered through a down-the-years family drama, of one future for Britain.

There were more of what Canneseries artistic director Albin Lewi calls “Magic moments”: Diana Rigg accepting Variety Icon Award with a mixture of self effacement, good humor and trie emotion; the metamorphosis in the space of 15 minutes at the awards ceremony of Spain’s Leticia Dolera from a budding filmmaker,
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Sci Fi Fidelity Podcast: Genre Actors Over 70

Michael Ahr Dave Vitagliano Sep 22, 2019

Our genre television podcast hosts choose their favorite “elder elite” actors still working in TV and share listener choices.

We have nothing but respect for actors who choose to continue in their profession into their 70s and beyond, and there are many who have graced science fiction and supernatural television with their proven talents. In many cases, these actors have long and illustrious careers in film and on stage as well, but we always appreciate when they show up as wise mentors or grizzled villains or other similar roles in the genre shows that we love. The latest Sci Fi Fidelity discussion topic podcast entitled “Elder Elite” covers six of our favorite examples and shares listener contributions as well.

The criteria we used for qualification was that the actor in question must be 70 or older in 2019 and must have worked on a science fiction, fantasy,
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Sally Hawkins, Rob Brydon and Diana Rigg to voice BBC One’s The Snail and the Whale

The BBC and Zdf have announced that Sally Hawkins (The Shape of Water), Rob Brydon (Gavin & Stacey) and Diana Rigg (Game of Thrones) will be lending their voices to the broadcasters’ latest animated Christmas collaboration, The Snail and the Whale.

Based on the 2003 book from writer Julia Donaldson and artist Axel Scheffler, The Snail and the Whale tells the story of a tiny snail (Hawkins) who longs to see the world, and hitches a ride on the back of a humpback whale (Brydon). Rigg will serve as narrator.

The half-hour animation is the latest in a series of hugely successful Julia Donaldson adaptations from the BBC and Zdf, which includes The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo’s Child, Room on the Broom, Stick Man, The Highway Rat and Zog.

The Snail and the Whale will air on BBC One at Christmas.

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Sally Hawkins, Rob Brydon & Diana Rigg To Voice BBC & Zdf Animation ‘The Snail And The Whale’

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Sally Hawkins, Rob Brydon & Diana Rigg To Voice BBC & Zdf Animation ‘The Snail And The Whale’
Sally Hawkins (Paddington), Rob Brydon (Gavin & Stacey) and Diana Rigg (Game of Thrones) are lending their voices to BBC One and Zdf Christmas special The Snail And The Whale.

UK production outfit Magic Light Pictures is behind the well-sold book adaptation about the epic journey of a tiny snail who longs to see the world and manages to hitch a ride on the tail of a huge humpback whale. Hawkins will voice the snail, Brydon the whale and Rigg will be the narrator.

Written in 2003 by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler, creators of the hit children’s book and TV adaptation The Gruffalo, the picture book is published by Macmillan Children’s Books.

The half-hour kids’ content was acquired for BBC One by Charlotte Moore, Director of BBC Content, and Tommy Bulfin, Commissioning Editor, BBC. It is directed by acclaimed animation directors Max Lang and Daniel Snaddon who
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Alessandro Nivola, Gemma Arterton Head Killer Cast For BBC One/FX 3-Part Adaptation Of Rumer Godden Steamy Lit Classic ‘Black Narcissus’

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Alessandro Nivola, Gemma Arterton Head Killer Cast For BBC One/FX 3-Part Adaptation Of Rumer Godden Steamy Lit Classic ‘Black Narcissus’
Exclusive: Alessandro Nivola and Gemma Arterton head a killer cast for a three-part adaptation of the 1939 classic Rumer Godden literary novel Black Narcissus, a tale of sexual repression and forbidden love. BAFTA-winning writer Amanda Coe wrote the three hourlong episodes and renowned Dp Charlotte Bruus Christensen makes her directing debut.

BBC One is producing with DNA TV and FX Productions. The exec producers are Andrew Macdonald, Allon Reich and Coe for DNA TV and FX Productions and Lucy Richer for the BBC. Filming starts in October in Jomsom, Nepal and Pinewood Studios, UK.

Black Narcissus was previously adapted for screen in 1947 by Powell and Pressburger and subsequently won two Oscars for Cinematography (Jack Cardiff) and Art Direction (Alfred Junge).

Arterton plays Sister Clodagh, the leader of the nuns of St Faiths, who travel to Nepal to
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Emmy episode analysis: Sophie Turner (‘Game of Thrones’) is displeased with her brother’s new girlfriend in ‘Winterfell’

Emmy episode analysis: Sophie Turner (‘Game of Thrones’) is displeased with her brother’s new girlfriend in ‘Winterfell’
After eight long years the Emmy winds have finally blown in Sophie Turner’s direction and rewarded her with her very first nomination for playing Sansa Stark on “Game of Thrones.” She’s up for Best Drama Supporting Actress, and she’s aiming to be the first non-Peter Dinklage cast member to snatch a statuette with her episode submission, “Winterfell,” the eighth and final season’s premiere.

In this installment, Winterfell welcomes the arrival of Jon (Kit Harington), Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) and her king-sized army, but not at everyone’s pleasure: Sansa immediately senses chemistry between Jon and his newfound queen, whom she’s instantly distrustful of. Her reunion with Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) isn’t so warm and fuzzy either. During a meeting between the council and the Northern lords she expresses her further concerns about having to additionally feed the Dothraki and Unsullied, not to mention Daenerys’s two fully-grown dragons.
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First Look at Edgar Wright's Psychological Thriller Last Night In Soho

Director Edgar Wright has shared a photo giving us a first look at his upcoming psychological horror-thriller Last Night in Solo. We don’t know much about the film, but we do know that it’s set in London’s Soho district and will also take place in the 1960s and modern day.

The photo features actress Thomasin McKenzie, one of two female leads in the film, and she looks absolutely horrified by something. The photo also comes with the announcement that the film has wrapped production.

The movie also stars Anya Taylor-Joy (Split), who will play a character in the 1960s set part of the film. McKenzie, is said to star in the modern-day scenes as a fashion student. We don’t know how these characters are connected or what the reason is behind the story being set in two different time periods.

When previously talking about the film,
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Edgar Wright’s Last Night in Soho wraps filming, first look image revealed

Shaun of the Dead and Baby Driver helmer Edgar Wright has taken to Twitter to update fans on his next project Last Night in Soho, with the filmmaker announcing that he has wrapped principal photography on the movie ahead of its release next September.

That is a wrap on main unit photography on my next feature film, 'Last Night in Soho’. Can't wait for you all to see @lastnightinsoho on a big screen near you, September 25th, 2020… pic.twitter.com/JTvSB7SEDB

— edgarwright (@edgarwright) August 30, 2019

Plot details for Last Night in Soho are being kept tightly under wraps, and all we really know about the film is that it is being described as a “psychological horror-thriller” taking place in London’s Soho district.

Wright has co-written the script for the film with Krysty Wilson-Cairns (Penny Dreadful) and the cast includes Anya Taylor-Joy (Glass), Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie (Leave NoTrace), Matt Smith
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Emmy episode analysis: Carice van Houten (‘Game of Thrones’) bows out as Melisandre in ‘The Long Night’

Emmy episode analysis: Carice van Houten (‘Game of Thrones’) bows out as Melisandre in ‘The Long Night’
The night is dark and full of terrors, but not at the Emmys, because Carice van Houten just received her first-ever Emmy nomination for playing Melisandre in the eighth and final season of HBO’s “Game of Thrones.” Despite being a “Thrones” cast member since the second season, van Houten is nominated in Best Drama Guest Actress since her character only appeared in a single episode of the season. Hence, the spectacle-heavy third hour, “The Long Night,” will serve as her submission to Emmy judges.

SEE2019 Emmy nominations complete list: All the nominees for the 71st Emmy Awards

Just when the Dothraki are lined up on the snow-covered open field in front of Winterfell, ready to fight the Army of the Dead, Melisandre appears out of pitch darkness on her horse and lights their swords. As she then betakes herself to the inner courtyard of Winterfell, she exchanges an ominous
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Mix Picks: Once & Future #1

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Y’know, maybe it’s just because comics just got done with telling an Arthurian story That Took Thirty Years To Finish, but I’m looking for something a bit more… fast-paced, you know what I mean?

Luckily, here comes Boom! and Kieron Gillen, Dan Mora, and Tamra Bonvillain with Once & Future #1, a rip-roaring old-timey adventure story with fun protagonists I’ve never encountered before and what hints and a very different way of telling a story that we all thought we knew.

You can pre-order the paperback, of course, but it won’t be out until March and I think you could really do with something light-hearted now, don’t you? It’s been a rough week. Get #1 now and have some laughs.

Oh, there’s a trailer, too; but you’d only be spoiling the discovery. However, if you must…
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Edgar Wright's Upcoming Psychological Thriller Last Night In Soho Gets a Release Date!

Edgar Wright fans are excited to see what he’s cooking up for his next film Last Night in Soho. We don’t really know much about the film, all we really do know is that it’s been described as a psychological horror-thriller and it’s set in London’s Soho district. The film will also take place in the 1960s and modern day.

The film stars Anya Taylor-Joy (Split) who will play a character in the 1960s set part of the film and then there’s Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie, who will star in the modern day scenes as a fashion student. We don’t know how these characters are connected or what the reason is behind the story being set in two different time periods.

When previously talking about the film, Edgar Wright described the film as being in the vein of Donald Sutherland’s 1973 film Don’t Look Now,
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Edgar Wright's Last Night in Soho Gets Fall 2020 Release Date

Edgar Wright's Last Night in Soho Gets Fall 2020 Release Date
Edgar Wright's follow-up to Baby Driver will be here in just over a year. Focus Features has announced they will release the filmmaker's latest Last Night in Soho on Friday, September 25, 2020, domestically. Universal Pictures International is handling the overseas release and we don't, as of right now, have specific dates for the international rollout. Either way, those of us in the States have this to look forward to in the Fall of next year.

Little has been revealed about the movie so far. We know it will be something of a departure for Edgar Wright, as it's not going to be a comedy. Instead, it's been described as a thriller. Wright, in the early stages ahead of filming, used Nicolas Roeg's 1973 thriller Don't Look Now and Roman Polanski's 1965 feature Repulsion as touchstones. As of this writing, there is no official plot synopsis or anything of the like.
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Edgar Wright’s psychological thriller Last Night in Soho gets 2020 release date

Focus Features has announced the upcoming Edgar Wright movie, Last Night in Soho, will debut in theatres on 25th September 2020 – Universal Pictures will distribute the film worldwide.

Unfortunately, there is no specific plot details on the movie as of yet, but Wright calls it a psychological horror-thriller that is set to take place in London’s Soho district.

Last Night in Soho is wrote, produced and directed by Wright alongside Krysty Wilson-Cairns (Penny Dreadful) who co-wrote the screenplay, and Nira Park (Baby Driver), Tim Bevan (Yesterday), and Eric Fellner (Darkest Hour) who are also producing the film. The movie stars Anya Taylor-Joy (Glass), Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie (Leave No Trace), Matt Smith (Doctor Who), Michael Ajao (Attack the Block), Synnøve Karlsen , Diana Rigg (Game of Thrones), Terence Stamp, and Rita Tushingham.

Via: Deadline

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Edgar Wright’s ‘Last Night In SoHo’ Set for Fall 2020 Release

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Edgar Wright’s ‘Last Night In SoHo’ Set for Fall 2020 Release
Focus Features announced Wednesday that it has set Edgar Wright’s next film, the thriller “Last Night in SoHo,” for a release on September 25, 2020.

While plot details are still being kept under wraps, the film is described as a psychological thriller set in London. Anya Taylor-Joy, Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie and Matt Smith star alongside Michael Ajao, Synnøve Karlsen, Diana Rigg, Terence Stamp and Rita Tushingham.

Wright co-wrote the script with Krysty Wilson-Cairns (“Penny Dreadful”) and will produce with Nina Park and Working Title’s Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner. Universal Pictures International will handle overseas distribution.

Last Night in SoHo” will be Wright’s follow-up to his 2017 action film “Baby Driver,” starring Ansel Elgort.

Released by Sony, the $34 million film was a success with $107 million grossed domestically and $224 million grossed worldwide. Wright is
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