Dan Stevens

Whitest White People Ever Vying to Star in ‘1001 Arabian Nights’ Adaptation ‘Forty Thieves’

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by Jacob Hall November 13, 2014 @ 1:38 PM
Lionsgate
Hollywood has been mining the seminal ‘1001 Arabian Nights’ for ideas for the better part of a century, borrowing characters, details and story beats from the folklore collection and weaving them into all kinds of movies. And for good reason: many of the tales collected within it are astonishing, reflecting a rich, complex society that is completely different from our own. It's the perfect gateway to Islamic culture and often the first step for students of literature who have exhausted what the western world has to offer. And now a bunch of white people are going to make a film version of its most famous story starring, you guessed it, a bunch of white people!

'The Guest' Trailer: The Horror Duo Behind 'You're Next' Are at It Again

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by Nick Romano June 26, 2014 @ 10:19 AM
Picturehouse
The gents behind that horror hit 'You're Next' are back, and 'The Guest' trailer looks like the duo have another winner on their hands. We've already seen Adam Wingard (director) and Simon Barrett (writer) give audiences a fresh take on home-invasion slasher flicks, and 'The Guest' is another creative spin on classic horror tropes.

'Downton Abbey' Spoilers: ITV Explains Why They Wrote Out Major Character

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick December 27, 2012 @ 6:08 PM
Masterpiece
While the third series of acclaimed period drama 'Downton Abbey' won't officially premiere in the United States until January 6, U.K. viewers are still up in arms about the actor departure from the most recent Christmas special, one which could drastically alter the series. We warn readers about potential spoilers for the upcoming series, but what does ITV have to say about the shocking character exit?