LES MISERABLES: Dominic West on the new PBS drama – Interview

David Oyelowo, Lily Collins, Dominic West in MASTERPIECE: LES MISERABLES | ©2019 BBC/Lookout Point

When most people think about Victor Hugo’s sprawling novel LES MISERABLES, originally published in 1862, they associate it with the hugely popular stage musical and its film adaptation. However, LES MISERABLES has been adapted as a straight drama on a number of occasions. The newest version of LES MISERABLES, a miniseries originally produced by and aired on the BBC, begins airing in the U.S. on PBS MASTERPIECE on Sunday, April 14. Dominic West stars as reformed criminal Jean Valjean, trying to live a good life as he is pursued over decades by obsessed law officer Javert (David Oyelowo), with revolution […]Read On »

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300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE Highlights this week in Blu-ray, DVD and VOD Releases

300 RISE OF AN EMPIRE | © 2014 Warner Home Video

Your time is short. We know this. So in order to expedite your buying and Netflix decision making, we provide you with a list of the cool and not-so-cool titles coming out for movies, television and everything in-between. So put your feet up, grab some popcorn and check out this week’s selections. Movies: 300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE – Craving some CG blood? Well, this is the film for you because the digital blood in 300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE you could fill an entire backyard pool with (maybe two). This sequel to the highly popular 300 movie, featuring a […]Read On »

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CD Review: GOD OF WAR ASCENSION soundtrack

GOD OF WAR ASCENSION soundtrack | ©2013 La La Land Records

Tyler Bates knows a thing or two about playing Spartan vengeance after his seminal score for 300, which made sword-and-sandal music hip again by incorporating a heroic orchestra with anachronistic metal guitars and time specific ethnic instruments. Now after showing ancient sword and sorcery vigor with the videogame THE RISE OF THE ARGONAUTS and the underrated reboot of CONAN THE BARBARIAN Bates once again proves that crossing a muscular death-dealer will be hell to play, especially when it’s a titan-slayer named Kratos. Bates furiously delivers again for this popular berserker’s latest button-mashing adventures in GOD OF WAR ASCENSION. It’s a […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Dominic West on THE HOUR Season 2

Dominic West in THE HOUR - Season 2 | ©2012 BBCAmerica

In Season Two of THE HOUR, which just concluded its run on BBCAmerica Dominic West’s character Hector Madden has been through the wringer. In the first season, Hector was a debonair and dapper anchorman, even if he was also a married heartbreaker. This season, he’s in trouble with his boss and former lover Bel (Romola Garai), his wife (Oona Chaplin) – and the police. It’s tough for the character, but it’s good fun for West. The English actor takes some time to talk about Hector and some of his other roles, while simultaneously admiring the music hall-style show that’s been […]Read On »

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WonderCon 2011: 300 prequel XERXES is very close to happening reveals producer

300 movie poster | ©2006 Warner Bros.

During the press event for the Greek Gods action film IMMORTALS at WonderCon 2011 in San Francisco, producer Mark Canton gave the low down on the planned 300 prequel XERXES. Canton says that 300 director Zack Snyder (who likely won’t return to helm) and Kurt Johnstad are working on the film already and creator Frank Miller is working on the script. “We have to very, very careful,” Canton says. “[300] is a movie that has been embraced in pop culture around the world. I feel like it will happen. We are very close.” IMMORTALS opens November 11, 2011 CLICK HERE […]Read On »

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