09:24 PM EDT 05/03/2016
PEOPLE Review: The New Season of Penny Dreadful Brings on Dr. Jekyll – and Probably His Famous Frenemy
Originally posted 05/01/2016 11:00PM
What fresh hell is this?
That's the question that starts any new season of Penny Dreadful, Showtime's darkly sumptuous, richly silly horror fantasy about the damned, the monstrous and the sexually alluring (which often encompasses the first two) in 19th-century London.
One answer comes when two Victorian gentlemen greet each other in a neighborhood of Dickensian squalor. "Dr. Frankenstein." "Dr. Jekyll." Mr. Hyde, presumably, will come tootling along soon, generating additional the violence and depravity – and at that point Shazad Latif's performance will lose its rather abstract gloominess. First, though, we'll witness some of Jekyll's interesting work with the insane deep within the windowless confines of Bedlam.
When dealing with any scientific line of inquiry on Penny Dreadful, a viewer's first thought is that you're better off in the control group, if there is one.
Originally posted 11/03/2015 05:15PM
[BRIGHTCOVE "4582416520001"] Of all the features that make a James Bond movie – the theme songs, the shootouts, the puns – perhaps the most important asset of all is the girl. In each of his adventures, Bond has been paired with a stunningly beautiful woman. Sometimes they've been strong. Sometimes they've been deadly. Sometimes they've turned out to be villainesses.
Originally posted 11/13/2014 10:00PM
"I love the one where I'm on the moon," Eva Green remarks as she flips through her Campari calendar images with PEOPLE. "The astronaut outfit and the hairdo is really cool. And the Negroni shot, where I'm in a Vivienne Westwood courtesan outfit, has such a laid-back, romantic mood."
The Penny Dreadful star, 34, is the face of the liqueur's 2015 calendar, shot by Julia Fullerton-Batten and celebrating the stories behind the brand's classic cocktails. With only 9,999 copies printed each year, the calendar never goes on sale but is instead distributed to friends of Campari.
"It's such an iconic brand and very artistic," Green tells PEOPLE of her decision to do the shoot. "I remember the pictures with Penélope Cruz – they were quite beautiful."
Originally posted 03/07/2014 03:35PM
Rise of an Empire is a fine sequel to 300, but PEOPLE's critic says you should check into The Grand Budapest Hotel instead. Here's what to see and what to skip in theaters this weekend.
Originally posted 10/24/2012 11:30AM
There are three things most people are very opinionated about: religion, politics and who has the finest, fittest female body in film.
For those of you who read my blog last week, I presented a list of the fittest male physiques in movie history. Some agreed, some didn't. But my list of women must be handled with a bit more finesse.
First, what defines the "best" female film body?
Originally posted 10/17/2008 01:30PM
Say this for Daniel Craig – he's a tough man in a tough role.
Having already gone on record to explain how he tore his shoulder jumping around as James Bond, the Quantum of Solace star tells Playboy for its November issue what also sent him to the hospital while making his latest 007 caper.
The visit involved his finger. "It wasn't as extreme as all that. I lost the pad. Here," says the actor, 40, showing off a scab on his fingertip. "This is after a month's healing, so it's nothing."
Originally posted 11/16/2007 03:25AM
For Eva Green, 007, yes – but 014, no.
After earning some of the best reviews ever for a Bond Girl when she played opposite Daniel Craig in last year's Casino Royale, the 27-year-old actress became the subject of rumors that her disposed-of character, Vesper Lynd, might return from the grave for the super spy's next outing.
Originally posted 02/17/2006 08:00AM
Little-known French actress Eva Green has been cast as the next femme fatale to pair up with British agent 007, says Columbia Pictures, which is distributing the new James Bond adventure Casino Royale.
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