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MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace Calls Conservative Pundits ‘Chickens—‘ for Questioning White House Official’s Patriotism (Video)

  • The Wrap
MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace said Tuesday that Fox News and CNN pundits who suggested that Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman, an official on the National Security Council, is disloyal and possibly a spy, are “chickens.”

Vindman, whose family emigrated to the U.S. from Soviet Ukraine in 1979, when he was 4, is a veteran of the Iraq War and a Purple Heart recipient. He testified before Congress Tuesday about a phone call in which Donald Trump attempted to pressure the Ukrainian president to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter Biden, calling the effort “inappropriate.”

Prior to his testimony, several conservative commentators appeared to insinuate that Vindman is disloyal and may be a traitor. Among them were former Bush administration official John Yoo, Fox News host Laura Ingraham, and CNN commentator Sean Duffy.

Also Read: Fox News' Laura Ingraham Criticized for Panel Suggesting White House Official Could Be Double Agent

Yoo,
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News Networks Zero In On Donald Trump’s Latest Twist: He Says China Should Also Investigate The Bidens

  • Deadline
Shortly after President Donald Trump took questions from reporters on the South Lawn today, NBC News White House correspondent Peter Alexander went on air to explain what just happened:

“President Trump is now publicly asking foreign leaders to investigate Joe Biden, in the midst of an impeachment inquiry into whether he privately asked a foreign leader to investigate Joe Biden,” Alexander said. As he was headed off to Florida for an event, Trump told reporters that “China should start an investigation into the Bidens because what happened in China is just about as bad as what happened with Ukraine. So I would say that President Zelensky, if it were me, I would recommend that they start an investigation into the Bidens.” In the nine days since House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the launch of an impeachment inquiry against Trump, print and TV journalists have broken story after story that advances the narrative,
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Niamh Algar to star in Prano Bailey-Bond’s ‘Censor’; Protagonist boards sales

Niamh Algar to star in Prano Bailey-Bond’s ‘Censor’; Protagonist boards sales
Both Algar and Bailey-Bond were Screen Stars Of Tomorrow in 2018.

Irish actress Niamh Algar has signed to star in Prano Bailey-Bond’s debut feature Censor which has begun shooting in Leeds.

Both Algar, who recently co-starred alongside Stephen Graham in Shane MeadowsChannel 4 drama The Virtues, and Bailey-Bond, were Screen Stars Of Tomorrow in 2018.

The film is about a censor who starts to lose her grasp on reality after watching a 1980s video nasty. It is produced by London-based Silver Salt Films, which was set up by Helen Jones and Naomi Wright in 2015.

Protagonist Pictures is handling worldwide sales.
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‘Ghost Stories’ Blu-ray Review

  • Nerdly
Stars: Andy Nyman, Martin Freeman, Paul Whitehouse, Alex Lawther, Leonard Byrne, Nicholas Burns, Jill Halfpenny | Written and Directed by Andy Nyman, Jeremy Dyson

Adapted from their own supernatural stage play, Ghost Stories is a lovingly crafted horror anthology from writing / directing duo Andy Nyman and Jeremy Dyson. Inspired by British portmanteau horror films like Dead of Night (1945) and Dr. Terror’s House of Horrors (1965), Nyman and Dyson have conjured up a creepy collection of terrifying tales that’s worthy of instant classic status.

Nyman plays Professor Philip Goodman, a TV investigator specialising in debunking the supernatural and exposing hoaxes. An early indication of both Goodman’s character and the nature of his work occurs early on, when he triumphantly confronts a fraudulent psychic just as he’s bringing comfort to a grieving mother who lost her son to leukemia – the confused and anguished expression on her face immediately gives the audience pause.
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More "Ghost Stories"

Sneak Peek more new poster images from the upcoming Brit horror feature "Ghost Stories", directed by Andy Nyman and Jeremy Dyson, adapted from their stage play, starring Nyman and Martin Freeman ("The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug"):

"...'Professor Phillip Goodman' covers three incidents of supernatural ghost sightings. 

"These include a night watchman in an old factory...

"...a teenage driver whose car breaks down...

"...and a business man who is awaiting the birth of his child..."

Cast also includes Alex Lawther, Nicholas Burns, Jill Halfpenny, Paul Whitehouse, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, Daniel Hill, Amy Doyle, Ramzan Miah and Paul Warren.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Ghost Stories"...
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Glasgow Frightfest 2018: ‘Ghost Stories’ Review

  • Nerdly
Stars: Andy Nyman, Martin Freeman, Paul Whitehouse, Alex Lawther, Leonard Byrne, Nicholas Burns, Jill Halfpenny | Written and Directed by Andy Nyman, Jeremy Dyson

Adapted from their own supernatural stage play, Ghost Stories is a lovingly crafted horror anthology from writing / directing duo Andy Nyman and Jeremy Dyson. Inspired by British portmanteau horror films like Dead of Night (1945) and Dr. Terror’s House of Horrors (1965), Nyman and Dyson have conjured up a creepy collection of terrifying tales that’s worthy of instant classic status.

Nyman plays Professor Philip Goodman, a TV investigator specialising in debunking the supernatural and exposing hoaxes. An early indication of both Goodman’s character and the nature of his work occurs early on, when he triumphantly confronts a fraudulent psychic just as he’s bringing comfort to a grieving mother who lost her son to leukemia – the confused and anguished expression on her face immediately gives the audience pause.
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"Ghost Stories"

Sneak Peek more new poster images from the upcoming Brit horror feature "Ghost Stories", directed by Andy Nyman and Jeremy Dyson, adapted from their stage play, starring Nyman and Martin Freeman, opening April 6, 2018:

"...'Professor Phillip Goodman' covers three incidents of supernatural ghost sightings. 

"These include a night watchman in an old factory...

"...a teenage driver whose car breaks down...

"...and a business man who is awaiting the birth of his child..."

Cast also includes Alex Lawther, Nicholas Burns, Jill Halfpenny, Paul Whitehouse, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, Daniel Hill, Amy Doyle, Ramzan Miah and Paul Warren.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Ghost Stories"...
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"Ghost Stories"

  • SneakPeek
Sneak Peek footage, plus images from the horror feature "Ghost Stories", directed by Andy Nyman and Jeremy Dyson, adapted from their stage play, starring Nyman and Martin Freeman:

"...'Professor Phillip Goodman' covers three incidents of supernatural ghost sightings. 

"These include a night watchman in an old factory...

"...a teenage driver whose car breaks down...

"...and a business man who is awaiting the birth of his child..."

Cast also includes Alex Lawther, Nicholas Burns, Jill Halfpenny, Paul Whitehouse, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, Daniel Hill, Amy Doyle, Ramzan Miah and Paul Warren.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Ghost Stories"...
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Exhilarating Trailer For the Horror Anthology Movie Ghost Stories with Martin Freeman

I'm a huge fan of horror anthology films and this new one from the UK called Ghost Stories looks great! The creepy film in based on the long-running British horror stage show created by English magician Andy Nyman. The film centers around a psychologist and arch-skeptic named Professor Phillip Goodman. His rationality is tested when he "stumbles across a long-lost file containing details of three terrifying hauntings. He then embarks on a mission to find rational explanations for the ghostly happenings."

The movie stars Andy Nyman as Goodman, and he's joined by a solid supporting that includes Martin FreemanAlex LawtherJill HalfpennyPaul WhitehouseNicholas BurnsKobna Holdbrook-SmithDaniel HillDerren Brown, and Ryan Oliva.

This movie looks like it'll be a fun and scary flick and I'm looking forward to checking it out! Ghost Stories will be released something this year, but no specific date is given. Watch
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Martin Freeman in Full UK Trailer for Anthology Horror 'Ghost Stories'

"You don't have to have your life ruled by superstitious fear." A brand new, full-lenth UK trailer has arrived for the new anthology supernatural horror film titled Ghost Stories. We initially posted three teasers for this last year after the film premiered at the London Film Festival in the fall. Based on the long-running British horror stage show created by English magician Andy Nyman, this is about a psychologist and arch-skeptic named Professor Phillip Goodman who investigates three terrifying hauntings. Andy Nyman plays Goodman, and the rest of the ensemble cast includes Martin Freeman, Alex Lawther, Jill Halfpenny, Paul Whitehouse, Nicholas Burns, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, Daniel Hill, Derren Brown, and Ryan Oliva. This looks thrilling, something different in the ghost subgenre and I'm curious to check it out. Here's the full-length official UK trailer for Jeremy Dyson & Andy Nyman's Ghost Stories, from YouTube: You can still watch the first three
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Watch 3 Creepy Teaser Trailers For New British Horror Film Ghost Stories

Three teaser trailers have been released for a new horror movie called Ghost Stories. The movie is based on the long-running British stage show created by Andy Nyman, an English magician, and this is the synopsis: 

Ghost Stories stars Andy Nyman as Professor Phillip Goodman, a psychologist and arch-skeptic, who has his rationality tested when he stumbles across a long-lost file containing details of three terrifying hauntings. He then embarks on a mission to find rational explanations for the ghostly happenings. 

Nyman is joined by an ensemble cast that includes Martin FreemanAlex LawtherJill HalfpennyPaul WhitehouseNicholas BurnsKobna Holdbrook-SmithDaniel HillDerren Brown, and Ryan Oliva.

The teasers make it feel like it might be an anthology film, but it also appears that there may be a connection between the three stories. 

You can watch the first three teaser trailers for the film below. The movie already
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First Teaser Trailers for British Horror 'Ghost Stories' About a Skeptic

"You don't believe, do ya?" IFC has unveiled three teaser trailers for a new ghost horror movie titled Ghost Stories, which already premiered at the London Film Festival earlier this month. It's due out in 2018 but doesn't have an exact date yet. Based on the long-running British horror stage show created by English magician Andy Nyman, the film is about a psychologist and arch-skeptic named Professor Phillip Goodman who investigates three terrifying hauntings. Andy Nyman plays Goodman, and the rest of the ensemble cast includes Martin Freeman, Alex Lawther, Jill Halfpenny, Paul Whitehouse, Nicholas Burns, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, Daniel Hill, Derren Brown, and Ryan Oliva. It seems like an anthology film, but it also seems like there is a connection between the three stories. I'm very curious to see this film. Here's the first three teaser trailers for Jeremy Dyson & Andy Nyman's Ghost Stories, from YouTube: Ghost Stories stars Andy Nyman as Professor Phillip Goodman,
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‘Doctor Who’ Review: Racism and Privilege Are No Match for the Doctor in Chilling Episode

‘Doctor Who’ Review: Racism and Privilege Are No Match for the Doctor in Chilling Episode
[Editor’s Note: The following review of “Doctor Who” Season 10, Episode 3, “Thin Ice,” contains spoilers.]

The Rundown

While the Doctor and Bill had some excitement in Regency England with some monsters during a Frost Fair (a celebration the day before a thaw is expected), that was just the framework for the richer character content that the episode delivered. Despite traveling through time and space with the Doctor, Bill only now really saw into the heart, er, hearts, of the alien Time Lord who looks human.

Read More: ‘Doctor Who’: The Next Doctor Rumored to Be ‘Chewing Gum’s’ Black Female Star

Here Be Monsters

Again, “Doctor Who” created a one-off, disposable monster that we highly doubt will resurface on the show. Tiny, aka the Loch-less Monster, aka the Creature lurking in the frozen Thames, in the end wasn’t really all that scary. The symbiotic relationship she had with fish that were very similar to anglerfish — those with the scary mouths and bioluminescent lures
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Doctor Who series 10: Thin Ice review

Simon Brew Apr 29, 2017

Spoilers! Here's our review of Doctor Who series 10 episode 3, Thin Ice, starring Peter Capaldi and Pearl Mackie...

This review contains spoilers. Our spoiler free review is here.

10.3 Thin Ice

"She's a bad girl, this one. Always looking for trouble"

Picking up at the exact point where last week’s Smile left us, Sarah Dollard’s second Doctor Who episode, Thin Ice, quickly moves its constituent parts into place. Even pre-credits, we’ve had the reveal of a big monster under the frozen River Thames, we’ve learned that the Tardis has steered the Doctor and Bill to this place, and that danger lies ahead. A quick trip to the Tardis wardrobe later – “the Tardis has dresses?!” – and the Doctor and Bill are off in a London with a distinct Dickensian twinge to it.

Turns out there’s a Frost Fair (the biggest in London, we later learn,
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Watch now: ‘Domestic Policy’ – playing at the BFI London Film Festival [Lff 2016]

As we reach the end of the first day of the 2016 BFI London Film festival, we can bring you the new short Domestic Policy, which has just premiered as part of the shorts programme.

The short, a satirical comedy, stars Lesley Manville, Leo Bill, Alex McQueen, Peter Wright, Karl Johnson and Nicholas Burns and is the brainchild of writer/ director Alicia McDonald.

In 1919, a tea lady eavesdrops on a top-secret government meeting called to solve the latest, gravest problem facing the British Empire… A satirical comedy which wryly suggests that today’s obsession with female appearance was borne out of one official government meeting.

You can watch the short via the Vimeo player below.

Keep it Thn for the next 12 days as we continue our coverage from the 2016 BFI London Film Festival.

The post Watch now: ‘Domestic Policy’ – playing at the BFI London Film Festival [Lff 2016] appeared first on The Hollywood News.
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Marley's Ghosts: Season Two Renewal for UKTV Comedy Series

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UKTV has commissioned a second series of the Marley's Ghosts TV programme for its Gold comedy channel. Translation: UKTV has renewed its Marley's Ghosts TV series for a second season on Gold. Marley's Ghosts, season two, will contain six 40-minutes episodes, including a Christmas special.

The cast of Marley's Ghosts include John Hannah, Sarah Alexander, Jo Joyner, and Nicholas Burns. The comedy is co-produced by Objective Fiction, part of Objective Media Group, and John Stanley Productions. Daniel Peacock writes Marley's Ghosts, with James Dean series producing and Jonathan Gershfield directing. Executive Producers are Simon Lupton for UKTV, Objective Fiction's Ben Farrell, and Objective Media Group's Layla Smith.

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War Book movie review: the fate of humanity

Riveting, terrifying, and unafraid to confront its own quiet horror. One of the most important movies ever about nuclear weapons and modern governance. I’m “biast” (pro): nothing

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

Over the weekend of the 70th anniversary of the first — and so far only — use of atomic bombs in anger, cinemagoers in and around London will have an opportunity to see one of the most extraordinary movies about nuclear warfare ever made. (And then it will air on the BBC next week.) There are no mushroom clouds in War Book. There are no screams of fear or pain. There are no ticking countdowns that may or may not be defused in the nick of time. There is no disaster porn. No stock footage of test blasts from the 1950s is deployed. There are just civil servants
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10 largely forgotten UK sci-fi sitcoms

Remember Kinvig, Clone, Not With A Bang? These are the UK sci-fi sitcoms you’re unlikely to see on comedy best-of lists…

With E4 sci-fi comedy commissions, Tripped and Aliens, and in-development Channel 4 projects, Space Ark and Graham Linehan/Adam Buxton collaboration The Cloud, in the works, a new crop of sci-fi sitcom could be making its way to UK TV.

Making funny sci-fi on a small-screen budget is tough enough without the additional pressure of having to attract viewers more traditionally down-to-earth in their sitcom tastes. Sci-fi sets and effects can be seen as prohibitively expensive by comedy commissioners (which is perhaps why the best UK sci-fi sitcoms of recent years has been on BBC Radio), and the genre’s niche status doesn’t scream mainstream hit. Over the years, one or two stand-outs have managed to straddle the sci-fi and comedy TV worlds, but plenty more have stumbled in the attempt.
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Nathan Barley is 10: Looking back at Charlie Brooker's debut TV series

Originally published two years ago, we re-present our look back at Nathan Barley to mark its 10-year anniversary

10 years since Channel 4 aired Nathan Barley, Charlie Brooker's "self-facilitating media node" has gone from absurdist parody to frightening reality.

A flop when it originally aired, but a cult hit on DVD, Nathan Barley is love-it-or-hate it telly. From Brass Eye creator Chris Morris, it was edgy, raw and often hilarious.

Brimming with up-and-coming talent like Brooker (Dead Set), Julian Barratt (The Mighty Boosh), and fellow Booshers Noel Fielding and Richard Ayoade, as well as some blink-and-you'll-miss-'em cameos from Stephen Mangan (Episodes), Mat Horne (Gavin & Stacey) and Sherlock's Benedict Cumberbatch, we think it's time Nathan Barley was given the praise it deserved.

Inspired by a mock TV show called C**t from Brooker's satirical TVGoHome website, the show follows two East Londoners: Nathan Barley (Nicholas Burns), the "self facilitating media
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War Book Review [Lff 2014]

The imminent threat of nuclear war is at the forefront in War Book, Tom Harper’s exhilarating political thriller that posits the world shattering implications of global nuclear warfare in the 21st century. Taking place primarily in one board room with only eight characters, the film is an exceptional display of suspenseful filmmaking and perfectly pitched acting that brings the legacy of the Cold War into stark focus and brings home the still chillingly real danger that the world, and specifically the UK, faces from nuclear annihilation.

In a room somewhere in one of the UK government’s London offices, a group of staffers convene for a meeting that is unlike any other. They have gathered to run the War Book scenario; a hypothetical role play that has been in place since the end of World War II. It allows for the group to take on the roles of high
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