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Myles McNutt Myles McNutt Dec 03, 2019 at 10:00.

A tragedy befalls one "Lost Boy" as His Dark Materials rushes to introduce another (experts)

A tragedy befalls one "Lost Boy" as His Dark Materials rushes to introduce another (experts)
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Welcome to The A.V. Club’s “Experts” reviews of HBO’s His Dark Materials. It is written from the perspective of someone who has read all three books in Philip Pullman’s trilogy, and intended for an audience of viewers who have also read these books. While the main review will not actively spoil...

Myles McNutt Myles McNutt Nov 26, 2019. 24 comments

Lin-Manuel Miranda isn't the Lee Scoresby we remember from His Dark Materials, but he isn't meant to be (experts)

Lin-Manuel Miranda isn't the Lee Scoresby we remember from His Dark Materials, but he isn't meant to be (experts)
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Casting any literary adaptation is a minefield. Fans have built up versions of characters over years of reading and rereading the books, and fan art typically reifies certain versions of characters in the process. Even in circumstances where authors leave room for interpretation, any interpretation is competing with...

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Myles McNutt Myles McNutt Nov 05, 2019. 21 comments

“Lyra’s Jordan” gives His Dark Materials readers hope the second time’s the charm (experts)

“Lyra’s Jordan” gives His Dark Materials readers hope the second time’s the charm (experts)
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Welcome to The A.V. Club’s “Experts” reviews of HBO’s His Dark Materials. It is written from the perspective of someone who has read all three books in Philip Pullman’s trilogy, and intended for an audience of viewers who have also read these books. While the main review will not actively spoil...

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Randall Colburn Randall Colburn Nov 01, 2019. 13 comments

Olivia Colman on her Portishead cover with Phoebe Waller-Bridge: "The scariest thing I've ever done"

Olivia Colman on her Portishead cover with Phoebe Waller-Bridge: "The scariest thing I've ever done"

Olivia Colman is a force of nature in fare like The Favourite and Broadchurch, but the Oscar-winning actor melts before a microphone. As you can see in this behind-the-scenes clip for her new charity single, a cover of Portishead’s “Glory Box,” Colman is a maelstrom of nerves in the moments before recording. “I’d rather give birth again—with no drugs—than do this,” she cracks, calling it the...

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Oct 19, 2019.

Drag Race UK producers Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato are ready to let the "tuppence fly"

Drag Race UK producers Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato are ready to let the "tuppence fly"

When the BBC and World Of Wonder (the production company behind RuPaul’s Drag Race) announced they’d be bringing the beloved reality competition series across the pond, there was no question that the queens of the United Kingdom would be putting their best stiletto’d foot forward. After all, they’ve been watching their American sisters strut, lip sync, and tongue pop their way to fame for over...

William Hughes William Hughes Sep 29, 2019. 19 comments

The BBC unleashes the trailer for a right proper little War Of The Worlds

The BBC unleashes the trailer for a right proper little War Of The Worlds

H. G. Wells’ The War Of The Worlds—the author’s classic treatise on the power of bacteria and nature’s most elegant shape, the laser-shooting tripod—has seen its fair share of adaptations over the years. (It’s the rare story that can count both Steven Spielberg and Orson Welles among its adherents.) And yet, very few such versions of Wells’ story take into account the context in...

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Joelle Monique Joelle Monique Jul 19, 2019. 10 comments

LMM's first scene in His Dark Materials is (appropriately) a duet between him and his daemon self

LMM's first scene in His Dark Materials is (appropriately) a duet between him and his daemon self

“I literally come into this singing a duet with my daemon. On a hot air balloon,” Lin-Manuel Miranda proclaimed on the San Diego Comic-Con Hall H stage. And thus begins the fantastical exploration of HBO and The BBC’s take on His Dark Materials , the re-imagined, but faithful adaptation of Phillip Pullman’s classic novel of the same name.

Writer Jack Thorne, who won a Tony and an Olivier for...

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Gabe Worgaftik Gabe Worgaftik May 11, 2019. 22 comments

Start your weekend right with this wreck of a Ben Shapiro interview

Start your weekend right with this wreck of a Ben Shapiro interview

Today Ben Shapiro, the mosque-shooter favorite conservative star, went on the BBC to promote his new book about his usual bullshit whose title you can feel free to look up. The interview should have been a slam-dunk for Shapiro, seeing as it was with Andrew Neil—himself a ghoul who denies climate-change and argued throughout the ’90s that heterosexual AIDS was a myth—and for a second it was....

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Dan Neilan Dan Neilan Jan 30, 2019. 8 comments

We might get to see David Bowie’s first-ever TV appearance as Ziggy Stardust soon

We might get to see David Bowie’s first-ever TV appearance as
Ziggy Stardust soon

David Bowie was a man of many faces . Over the course of his career, he evolved his musical style countless times, often donning different musical personas to suit the approach. But his most famous creation—with apologies to the Thin White Duke—was undoubtedly Ziggy Stardust . Now, as reported by the BBC, archivists have uncovered the first television appearance of Bowie as Ziggy, which was...

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Matt Harvey Matt Harvey Jan 10, 2019. 2 comments

Steve McQueen is directing a World War II documentary

Steve McQueen is directing a World War II documentary

Hollywood’s contemporary master of all things disheartening, Steve McQueen, is set to direct The Occupied City, a World War II documentary based on the book Atlas Of An Occupied City, Amsterdam 1940-1945 written by his wife, Bianca Stigter. Stigter is a Dutch historian and filmmaker who has previously worked as an associate producer on McQueen’s 12 Years A Slave and last year’s Widows , ...

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Sam Barsanti Sam Barsanti Dec 09, 2018. 18 comments

Jodie Whittaker won't be regenerating for a while on Doctor Who 

Jodie Whittaker won't be regenerating for a while on Doctor Who 

Jodie Whittaker’s first season zipping around in the TARDIS on Doctor Who has been a huge success, so fans should be happy to hear that she has no plans of pulling an Eccleston and ditching the show after only one season. Speaking with The Hollywood Reporter, Whittaker said that her time as the Doctor has been “an extraordinary journey so far” and that she’s “not quite ready to hand it over...

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Randall Colburn Randall Colburn Dec 05, 2018. 6 comments

RuPaul is launching a U.K. version of Drag Race, wants Meghan Markle as a guest judge

RuPaul is launching a U.K. version of Drag Race, wants Meghan Markle as a guest judge

RuPaul’s Drag Race has come a long way since it’s shoestring debut season sissied that walk nearly 10 years ago. This year, it swept the Emmy Awards’ reality categories , and now it’s been announced that the show will travel overseas for a U.K. edition. Variety reports that it will premiere on the BBC next year.

“It is a dream come true to extend our royal family to the United Kingdom with...

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Sam Barsanti Sam Barsanti Dec 05, 2018. 13 comments

This trailer for Netflix and the BBC's Watership Down really is disarmingly cute 

This trailer for Netflix and the BBC's Watership Down really is disarmingly cute 

Look, despite what you may have heard , Watership Down is definitely not a fun adventure story about cute bunnies and their cute bunny friends, but Netflix and the BBC seem to be a little less sure about that—at least if the new trailer for their animated adaptation is anything to go by. There’s some ominous imagery at the beginning, but the early moments of this trailer indicate...

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Danette Chavez Danette Chavez Oct 09, 2018. 12 comments

Jodie Whittaker's Doctor Who debut hit a 10-year ratings high for the show

Jodie Whittaker's Doctor Who debut hit a 10-year ratings high for the show

Ahead of Sunday’s premiere, it was pretty clear that fans of all stripes and striped scarves were primed for the 11th season of Doctor Who, which has a new showrunner and new cast, including Jodie Whittaker as the eponymous Time Lord. But we’re not sure anyone could have predicted that their numbers would be nearly double that of the audience that tuned in for Peter Capaldi’s final...

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William Hughes William Hughes Sep 12, 2018. 11 comments

The BBC orders a second season of His Dark Materials before the first one even finishes shooting

The BBC orders a second season of His Dark Materials before the first one even finishes shooting

Having apparently failed to learn the lessons of history—and specifically the lessons of the history that happened the last last time someone tried to adapt Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials series for the screen —the BBC has decided to double down on its upcoming, very expensive adaptation of the best-selling YA books. Deadline reports that the organization has just added a second...

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William Hughes William Hughes May 24, 2018. 13 comments

John Malkovich to play Agatha Christie's brilliant little Belgian, Poirot

John Malkovich to play Agatha Christie's brilliant little Belgian, Poirot

Joining a long line of elaborately mustachioed actors, including Orson Welles, Albert Finney, and, most recently, Kenneth Branagh (in last year’s lavish Murder On The Orient Express ), John Malkovich has signed on to play Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot in an upcoming BBC mystery. Specifically, Malkovich will play the fussy little Belgian detective in a three-part re-telling of The ABC...

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Katie Rife Katie Rife Nov 04, 2017.

Celebrate Life with an exclusive trailer for KCET's broadcast of the acclaimed nature series

Celebrate Life with an exclusive trailer for KCET's broadcast of the acclaimed nature series

The BBC’s series of nature shows narrated by David Attenborough are, in some ways, the Terence Malick movies of the documentary sphere: While each one is not as major of an event as it used to be, they still look great, and at their best, they provide new insights into humanity’s place in the natural world.

Case in point: Life, which premieres on Los Angeles-based KCET, the nation’s...

Matt Gerardi Matt Gerardi May 23, 2017. 24 comments

These stunning TV logos were built by hand

These stunning TV logos were built by hand

Eurovision isn’t just a competition where European nations come together to battle it out for musical supremacy. It’s also an international broadcasting network that’s been distributing TV shows and news footage since 1954. With the 2017 edition of its famous song contest recently concluding, Colossal put together a fascinating look at the network’s classic logo, a stringy, distinctively ’50s...

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Esther Zuckerman Esther Zuckerman May 05, 2017. 24 comments

The BBC is launching a new War Of The Worlds

The BBC is launching a new War Of The Worlds

Because we need more terror in our day-to-day lives, BBC is going to bring H.G. Wells’ The War Of The Worlds to life once again. According to Variety, the broadcaster announced that project along with a host of other adaptations yesterday, because in this world of constant change we can always count on the BBC to bring us stately dramas based on great literary works. The War Of The Worlds...

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Katie Rife Katie Rife Mar 10, 2017. 24 comments

May we all give as few fucks as these kids interrupting their dad’s BBC interview

May we all give as few fucks as these kids interrupting their dad’s BBC interview

Yesterday, South Korean president Park Geun-hye was impeached on corruption charges, the first time a leader had been removed from office in the country under such circumstances. Enter Robert Kelly, associate professor of political science at Pusan International University and proud father of (at least) two. As an expert on politics based in South Korea, this was Kelly’s moment to shine in a...

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