New On DVD This Week: Titanic, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Camelot, Cinema Verite

Titanic On April 14, 1912, at approximately 23:40 (ship’s time), the “unsinkable” RMS Titanic struck an iceberg in the North Atlantic Ocean. A modern marvel of technical mastery and nautical ingenuity, the largest passenger liner in service sunk under the waves four days into her maiden voyage, causing the deaths of over 1,500 passengers in […]

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Ratings: Kelsey Grammer’s ‘Boss’ Comes Up Short

By Tim Kenneally LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) – Kelsey Grammer‘s new Starz series “Boss” premiered over the weekend to unremarkable numbers, Starz announced Monday. The series, which stars Grammer as an iron-fisted Chicago mayor who’s diagnosed with a degenerative neurological disorder, accumulated 1.72 million total viewers over multiple airings over the weekend, 659,000 of them during […]

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Starz’s Cancels Original Series ‘Camelot’

Starz has canceled “Camelot” after one season, it was announced Thursday. The period drama, which took on the legend of King Arthur, starred Joseph Feinnes, Jamie Campbell Bower and Eva Green. The network “declined the option to renew” the series, due in part to “significant production challenges,” according to Deadline Hollywood. Such challenges reportedly included […]

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What To Watch: Weekend

TOP PICK: ‘The Killing‘ (Sunday at 9pm on AMC) **Series Premiere** ‘The Killing’ tells the story of the murder of a teenage girl in Seattle and the subsequent police investigation. Based on the successful Danish television series “Forbrydelsen,” ‘The Killing’ weaves together three distinct stories around a single murder, including the detectives assigned to the […]

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Joseph Fiennes Makes Magic in ‘Camelot’

He’s back. After starring in “FlashForward,” whose fans were outraged when ABC canceled the series,Joseph Fiennes returns to TV in Starz’s  re-telling of the classic King Arthur tale, “Camelot.” The 10-episode series debuts April 1, but Starz is sneaking the opening installment this Saturday, following the finale of “Spartacus: Gods of the Arena.” (You’ll also […]

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What To Watch: Weekend

TOP PICK: ‘83rd Annual Academy Awards‘ (Sunday at 8:30pm ET on ABC) Join hosts Anne Hathaway and James Franco on Hollywood’s biggest night to see who will take home all the hardware, and what celebs dazzle on the famed red carpet. Will ‘The Social Network’ or ‘The King’s Speech’ triumph for Best Picture? Natalie Portman […]

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First Look: ‘Camelot’: The Days and Knights of King Arthur

This is not your father’s “Camelot,” or even your grandfather’s. It’s a new, made-for-television retelling of the story of King Arthur (Jamie Campbell Bower); Guinevere (Tamsin Egerton); Arthur’s half-sister and rival for the throne, Morgan Le Fey (Eva Green); the sorcerer Merlin (Joseph Fiennes) and all the knights and ladies of the Arthurian legends, which […]

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Starz Sets Premiere Date for ‘Camelot’

Starz has set an April 1 premiere date for their upcoming 10-part King Arthur drama “Camelot.” Shot on location in Ireland, the series stars Joseph Fiennes (Merlin), Jamie Campbell Bower (Arthur), Eva Green (Morgan), Tamsin Egerton (Guinevere), Claire Forlani (Igraine) and Peter Mooney (Kay). The network describes the story thusly: In the wake of King […]

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