Sherlock has been testing the patience of its fans over the past two years and counting, but season 4 looks like it will be well worth the wait.The first teaser hit the internet today and showed signs of a dark and dangerous mystery — one that possibly involves a villain thought to be dead.Stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman return as the crime-solving duo of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson.As always, it is unclear what they are up against: Something s coming, teases the video.Maybe it s Moriarty, maybe it s not.Moriarty played by Andrew Scott does appear briefly in the teaser, but since he is supposed to be dead, it is hard to say what role he will play in the upcoming season.
Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly are teaming up again, this time to play Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson.I have a feeling they won't exactly play them like Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman.Sony's "Holmes and Watson" will be written and directed by "Tropic Thunder" writer Etan Cohen, according to Variety.The pair of actors have teamed up successfully -- and hilariously -- in 2006's "Talladega Nights" in 2008's "Step Brothers."Ferrell worked with Cohen last year on "Get Hard," according to the New York Daily News.Cumberbatch and Freeman star on BBC's "Sherlock," while Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law played the pair in recent years in two successful Guy Ritchie films.John C. Reilly and Will Ferrell in "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby."Tony Hicks writes celebrity commentary for the Bay Area News Group.Contact him at Facebook.com/BayAreaNewsGroup.TonyHicks or Twitter.com/tonyhicks67
While the startup culture has been played for some well-deserved laughs in recent years, a new drama from Sony s video streaming service Crackle is taking a much grittier look at the world of entrepreneurship.If you want to see how bleak, you can now check out the first hour-long episode, which Crackle has just shared on Reddit.It s also available on YouTube, and for that matter, right here on VentureBeat:This is far, far cry from HBO s satirical Silicon Valley, which richly skewers everyone s favorite entrepreneurial epicenter.First, this show is set in the entrepreneurial hotbed of…Miami.But second, the tone is damn grim.Apparently, the show s main character founds a Bitcoin-like startup that instead gets her entangled in all sorts of crime-related shenanigans.Before you dismiss it entirely, it s worth nothing that it co-starts Martin Freeman of The Hobbit, Fargo, Sherlock, and the original version of The Office.The show officially debuts next month.But for now, here s a summary of its plot from Crackle:Crackle also shared a summary of that first episode, in case you don t want to watch yet:
BBC's Sherlock is treat to watch, blending the brilliant acting of Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman to bring Arthur Conan Doyle's detective stories thoroughly up to date.What might well have slipped many viewers by, including myself, is the subtle symmetry that forms many of the show's shots.This lovely supercut has been put together by Vimeo user Celia Gomez, charting Sherlock s mirror-image visuals across multiple episodes from different series.It's rather elementary when it's laid out like this, Watson.
Fall TV season is in full swing, but there's still time to figure out what's worth watching from the new crop of shows just underway.At Ars, we've painstakingly evaluated the new fall titles for possible geek-related awesomeness and found a baker's dozen for you to check out.Remember—we've only included new shows, not returning ones that are coming back for a second or twelfth season.But feel free to wax poetic about your love for everything from Homeland to The Walking Dead in the comments.Robot, where hacking isn't just a get-rich-quick scheme for VCs in Silicon Valley—it's also about global politics.It's MacGyver, the ultimate nerd wet dream show, where tinkering with tech gets you out of literally every terrible situation on earth.
Sherlock Holmes appears to have an appointment with one of his most challenging adversaries in the upcoming season of Sherlock: himself.The BBC released a new trailer for the fourth season of the hit series that casts Doctor Strange and Star Trek Into Darkness star Benedict Cumberbatch as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle s famous detective and it seems to show Sherlock Holmes struggling to come to grips with some of his deepest, darkest secrets.Captain America: The First Avenger and The Girl actor Toby Jones appears quite prominently in the trailer as Culverton Smith, a character introduced in Doyle s 1913 story The Adventure of the Dying Detective.More: Watch Sherlock get the Honest Trailers treatment, complete with a clever trickSherlock is scheduled to return for its fourth season on January 1, more than a year on hiatus as Cumberbatch and co-star Martin Freeman appeared in various big-screen and television projects.The last episode of Sherlock to air was the 2015 Christmas Special, The Abominable Bride.
Christmas TV Guide 2016: The best TV shows and Christmas films for kids and all the family on Amazon Prime, Netflix, Now TV, Sky, BBC, ITV and Channel 4.With Santa already out wedging himself into chimneys around the world, can Arthur and old St. Nick's father get the present to Gwen before she wakes up on Christmas day?One Netflixer certainly wasn't impressed with this family-friendly tale, surmising that this film 'features a contemptible Santa'.Can't get enough of her festive melisma being pumped through every speaker in every store throughout the land?Well, it goes without saying that Christmas isn't quite Christmas unless you watch Kevin McCallister's first go round with the Wet Bandits.It's not quite the unimpeachable classic that is Home Alone, but Arnie's struggle to get a 'Turbo Man' toy for his son holds a special place the hearts of all those who watched the comedic mayhem unfold as children.
How to watch the Sherlock New Year's special: All you need to know to catch Sherlock's latest adventure.Once all the Chritsmas festivities have died down, the new year will be upon us.Luckily, we've got Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman ready to welcome us to 2017, with a new Sherlock series – the first episode of which airs on New Year's day.Series four looks set to be a good'un, with Sherlock taking on the case of an individual who has taken to destroying images of late prime minister Margaret Thatcher in the first episode 'The Six Thatchers'.Here's all you need to know to make sure you're there when Benedict solves the mystery.The BBC has been providing us with our Sherlock fix since the beginning and this year is no different.
Plus, there are new motion posters for Beauty and the Beast, and Maisie Williams teases what s in store for Arya on Game of Thrones.There aren t many surprises on it—especially as recent set pictures already confirmed that Martin Freeman would be returning as Everett K. Ross—but it does reveal that Andy Serkis is seemingly reprising his role as Ulysses Klaw from Age of Ultron, as a primary member of the cast.It s not too surprising given that Klaw s brief appearance in Ultron was pretty much to start laying down hints for the arrival of Black Panther into the MCU, but it s nice to get confirmation.You can check out the full cast list below:Marvel Studios announced today that production has begun on Black Panther, starring Chadwick Boseman Captain America: Civil War, Get on Up , Michael B. Jordan Creed, Fruitvale Station , Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong o Star Wars: The Force Awakens, 12 Years a Slave , Danai Gurira The Walking Dead, upcoming All Eyez on Me , Martin Freeman Hobbit trilogy, Sherlock , Daniel Kaluuya upcoming Get Out, Sicario , with Academy Award nominee Angela Bassett American Horror Story, London Has Fallen , with Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Lee Daniels The Butler , and Andy Serkis Avengers: Age of Ultron, Star Wars: The Force Awakens .Additional cast members include Letitia Wright Urban Hymn, Glasgow Girls , Winston Duke Person of Interest, Modern Family , Florence Kasumba Captain America: Civil War, Emerald City , Sterling K. Brown Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, The People v. O.J.
Here are some of the biggest stories you might have missed this week, with plenty of news about the Black Panther movie, news and speculation about Kingsman: The Golden Circle, a release date for Samurai Jack season 5, and more.As production on T'Challa's solo outing gears up, Marvel has made a string of casting announcements and released a brand new synopsis.The film already has a pretty big cast, and joining it is Andy Serkis reprising his role as Ulysses Klaue , Martin Freeman returning as Everett Ross , Florence Kasumba returning as Ayo, a member of T'Challa's elite bodyguard unit the Dora Milaje , John Kani returning as T'Challa's father T'Chaka , Winston Church confirming rumours that he's playing M'Baku, the Man-Ape , Sterling K Brown, and Letitia Wright.Previously announced cast members include Chadwick Boseman obviously , Michael B Jordan, Lupita Nyong o, Danai Gurira, Daniel Kaluuya, Angela Bassett, and Forest Whitaker.The new synopsis is as follows: Black Panther follows T Challa who, after the events of Captain America: Civil War, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to take his place as King.
Here are some of the biggest stories you might have missed this week, with plenty of news about the Black Panther movie, news and speculation about Kingsman: The Golden Circle, a release date for Samurai Jack season 5, and more.As production on T'Challa's solo outing gears up, Marvel has made a string of casting announcements and released a brand new synopsis.The film already has a pretty big cast, and joining it is Andy Serkis reprising his role as Ulysses Klaue , Martin Freeman returning as Everett Ross , Florence Kasumba returning as Ayo, a member of T'Challa's elite bodyguard unit the Dora Milaje , John Kani returning as T'Challa's father T'Chaka , Winston Church confirming rumours that he's playing M'Baku, the Man-Ape , Sterling K Brown, and Letitia Wright.Previously announced cast members include Chadwick Boseman obviously , Michael B Jordan, Lupita Nyong o, Danai Gurira, Daniel Kaluuya, Angela Bassett, and Forest Whitaker.The new synopsis is as follows: Black Panther follows T Challa who, after the events of Captain America: Civil War, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to take his place as King.
p Martin Freeman, who will either be Tim From The Office, Watson, or a Hollywood celebrity to you, is the star of Vodafone's new UK TV advert, and the first celeb it's used to sell minutes and texts for years, if you don't count that CG Yoda.Freeman, in the character of "Mr Interruption," precipitously and inadvertently topically elbows his way through a crowd at a wedding, before giving his guest some advice on sharing videos through social media while overseas.Obviously that's a disaster on mobile -- unless you're on Vodafone.The part that's not really true and depends on network conditions and you not being in the countryside where there's only 2G if you stand on top of a bale of silage.He's one of us made good, that's why this is news.Make loads of money and carry on being famous.
p Vodafone has enlisted actor Martin Freeman to create a ‘quintessentially British’ TVC advertising its No Roaming Charges offer.The Wedding – the first spot produced by Ogilvy & Mather London since it won the account from Grey earlier this year – sees Freeman play a blundering guest at a wedding in Majorca.His character, Mr Interruption, attempts to give advice to a fellow attendee who is filming the couple’s first dance, only to be caught in an embarrassing situation when the music stops.A follow-up film made for social has also been released, which gives viewers Mr Interruption’s personal take on the situation.The ad aims to portray Vodafone’s UK business as a ‘quintessentially British’ brand and spotlight how it is removing barriers to connection for its customers.The campaign will feature above the line, social, radio, press and digital, with media being handled by O’s WPP Team Red partner MEC.
One of the best parts of Marvel's "Captain America: Civil War" (not my opinion; objective fact) was the appearance of Chadwick Bozeman as T'Challa, the Black Panther, along with Florence Kasumba as his imposing security chief (that title's according to IMDb; his female bodyguards are called the Dora Milaje in the comics) and the technologically advanced African kingdom of Wakanda.The Black Panther's solo film is coming out in 2018, and it's so hotly anticipated it's had a recurring hashtag, BlackPantherSoLit.The first trailer debuted during an NBA game on Friday.On Monday, The Hollywood Reporter said the teaser got "89 million views in the first 24 hours."That's impressive, but only as impressive as a movie with Lupita Nyong'o, Angela Bassett, Michael B. Jordan and Forest Whitaker deserves (and that's not even counting the reunion of "Hobbit" alums Martin Freeman and Andy Serkis).See our shot-for-shot breakdown of the teaser below.
Director Ryan Coogler played a huge chunk of footage from Black Panther at Marvel’s Comic-Con this Saturday evening, but Marvel did not elect to put it online.We see the back of T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman), surrounded by two guards, Okoye (Danai Gurira) and Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o).Everett Ross (Martin Freeman) notices the Wakandans enter, followed by Klaw (Andy Serkis) and a slew of goons, who blaze through the metal detector, setting it off, but no one stops them.Ross asked Klaw if he brought the vibranium, at which point Klaw puts his hand into his pants and pulls out a paper bag.Dressed in fancy night gowns, they blend right in, continually touching hidden earpieces to communicate, Mission: Impossible style.One of Klaw’s bodyguards notices and comes at Okoye, who attacks him and pulls out a long gold spear.
Marvel's cinematic universe is one of the most successful multimedia franchises in the world, so here is what this year's San Diego Comic-Con showed us about the future of the MCU.Another San Diego Comic-Con is in the rearview mirror, and just like in years past, the show provided an impressive barrage of pop-culture news over the last four days — particularly when it comes to Marvel Studios’ rapidly expanding cinematic universe.That is why it seemed like a good idea to take a step back, take a deep breath, and go over what we learned about the various moving parts at play in the MCU in the near (and far) future.So, to accompany our archive of San Diego Comic-Con news, here is a more focused look at what the event delivered for fans of Marvel’s cinematic universe.The next film set in Marvel’s movie-verse hitting theaters is November’s Thor: Ragnarok and the studio released a brand new trailer for the upcoming feature, which sends Chris Hemsworth’s Thor to a far-off planet where he is forced to become a gladiator for the entertainment of Jeff Goldblum’s gaming-obsessed alien character known as The Grandmaster.After Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) and his team attempt to assist CIA agent Everett Ross (Martin Freeman) in apprehending weapons smuggler Ulysses Klaue (Andy Serkis) during an illegal deal, one of Black Panther’s team gets a little too aggressive, resulting in an all-out brawl.
Martin Freeman has found himself embarrassed at a wedding and in a criminal mix-up in a car park in his tenure for Vodafone’s ads so far.Now the actor finds himself as the lead role in an epic love story for the telecom brand’s Christmas campaign, which has been built on subtle, self-deprecating humour to win favour with a UK audience.A Christmas Love Story was created by WPP’s Team Red, creatively led by Ogilvy & Mather London.The saga is told across six pieces of content – two for TV and four for social – and begins with the hapless Freeman bonding with his love interest, Claire, over a love of It’s A Wonderful Life on a train station platform.A series of communication blunders such as having no pay as you go credit threaten to end the festive romance before it begins, but the story ends happily with a Hollywood-style kiss, all thanks to Vodafone’s breadth of products and services.The ads were filmed on location in Scotland and were directed by Biscuit’s Jeff Lowe.
The cherry-picked brains behind Marvel's next blockbuster are talented, hard-working humans delicately fusing together their visionary creativity in order to bring audiences everywhere a captivating yet realistic vision of the Stan Lee-created comic.Priest's version of T'Challa reminded comic fans that Panther was not only African, rich, a king and a politician, but also cunning, cool and always three steps ahead of his opponent.(In case you forgot, Coogler was the director behind critically acclaimed films "Fruitvale Station" and "Creed.")Before becoming a producer for Marvel, he ran its in-house writer's program, where the company attempts to crack the cinematic code on their characters.Moore is one of the reasons both Sam Wilson/Falcon (played by Anthony Mackie) and T'Challa (played by Chadwick Boseman) entered the Marvel Cinematic Universe when they did, as he served as co-producer and executive producer on two fan and critical Marvel favorites: "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" and "Captain America: Civil War" (the characters' first appearances, respectively).James Bond meets 'The Godfather'
That's a nifty metaphor for this absolute riot of a superhero movie: a righteous riposte to centuries of oppression, absorbed and answered with a glorious, joyous celebration of blackness."Black Panther" continues Marvel's run of eye-popping and surprisingly emotional superhero spectaculars, brimming with awesome action in a setting as richly imagined as any in Marvel's history and peopled by characters who are a blast to spend time with.And with actor Michael B. Jordan playing baddie Erik Killmonger, it's got, for my money, the MCU's most compelling villain yet.The clothes, the hair, the sets -- it's a feast for the eyes.It's refreshing to see a young monarch on whom the crown doesn't rest too heavily, but the script still tries to slip in the occasional "I'm not ready" speech, despite the fact that they don't ring true to the rest of Boseman's performance.He certainly has his badass superhero moments and his soulful emotional confrontations, but it's a relatively low-key rendition of a troubled king.
For all of its technological wonders and visual delights, Black Panther is, in its deepest heart of hearts, the type of family drama that nearly everyone can relate to in one way or another.Before diving into the present-day status quo established in Captain America: Civil War, Black Panther opens with a promise and a betrayal—fraternal twins of fate whose very existences immediately give the movie’s plot a Shakespearean sense of grandeur and intimacy.The promise is of Wakanda itself—symbolised in a brief, but powerful flashback to a younger T’Chaka (played in his prime by Atandwa Kani, whose father, John Kani, portrays the older T’Chaka both here and in Civil War) checking in on a covert intelligence mission in the United States.The question rises to the surface of the Royal Family’s minds once again after an encounter with Ulysses Klaue (Andy Serkis) inadvertently draws CIA agent Everett K. Ross (Martin Freeman) into the Wakandans’ midst.As its newly crowned King, T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) is deeply vested in hewing to tradition, as his mother and father taught him.Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o), a spy who frequently travels beyond Wakanda’s borders and has seen the strife and poverty in the wider world, is adamant that Wakanda could become a larger force for global good.
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