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Sean Astin on possible ‘Lord of the Rings’ TV show

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(CNN)When it came to a “Lord of the Rings” remake, star Sean Astin knew this day would be coming.

The actor, who portrayed Samwise Gamgee in the movie trilogy, told Entertainment Weekly he’s been saying all along that the fantasy films based on the J.R.R. Tolkien novels were due for some type of revisit.
“I’ve been saying for 15 years that maybe like 12 years after ‘Lord of the Rings’ came out, that it would get remade,” Astin said. “And people always said, ‘Oh no, it’ll never get remade! It’s a classic! They could never top it!’ And I’m like, ‘No, it’ll get remade.’ “
 
 
 
Astin was responding to a report from Variety that Amazon is in talks with Warner Bros. to adapt “The Lord of the Rings” into a TV show. (Time Warner is the parent company of Warner Bros. and CNN.)
The actor, who is starring in the Netflix hit “Stranger Things,” also discussed whether he’d be willing to participate in a TV adaptation.
 
“When I saw the Amazon thing, that didn’t even occur to me,” Astin told Entertainment Weekly. “I just sort of thought, ‘What would it be like to see the next Sam there?’ I think it’s an intriguing idea (but) the devil’s in the details. How would they do it? How? Who?'”
He told the magazine he hopes that if Amazon goes ahead it treats the project the way the movies were made, with director Peter Jackson being able to assert his vision.
“The challenge would be, could they find some team to do it that they could let (do) their thing, or are they going to squat on it?” he said. “It’s hard to make a TV series like this by committee.”

Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2017/11/08/entertainment/sean-astin-lord-of-the-rings-show/index.html

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‘Claws’ is the juiciest summer drama you aren’t watching

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“Claws is one of three excellent shows returning in the next week, in which the leading women are on a quest to empower themselves. Unlike HBO’s award-winning Big Little Lies or FX’s acclaimed Pose, however, this one will air relatively inconspicuously.

It’s a shame, because TNT’s boisterous crime drama retains the kooky vibe it’s hoisted itself on for the past two years.

Everything about Claws is unapologetically loud, from the storylines to the costumes to the dialogue to, obviously, the on-brand nails. It doesn’t hold back from its unconventional premise: Five manicurists run a salon in the trashy city of Palmetto, Florida, that’s actually a front to launder money for the local drug lord………………….”

Read more: https://mashable.com/article/claws-season-3-review/

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Black Mirror Season 5 – 3 Trailers

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“Black Mirror‘s fifth season is closer than we’re ready for, and three new trailers for each episode only confirm it.

As expected, we get curious new technology (including a robot modeled after Miley Cyrus) and witness its influence on human behavior, whether it’s a couple trying to get pregnant or a driver determined to fix society.

For the episode teasers and Netflix’s one-line descriptions, read on.

“Smithereens”

A cab driver with an agenda becomes the centre of attention on a day that rapidly spirals out of control.

Cast: Andrew Scott, Damson Idris, Topher Grace

“Rachel, Jack and Ashley, too”

A lonely teenager yearns to connect with her favorite pop star – whose charmed existence isn’t quite as rosy it appears…”

Cast: Miley Cyrus, Angourie Rice, Madison Davenport

“Striking Vipers”

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Years & Years – HBO Trailer

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Years & Years premieres June 24 on HBO. Created by Russell T. Davies and starring Emma Thompson, Anne Reid and Rory Kinnear, Years & Years is an epic saga that takes an ordinary family and catapults them through the next 15 years. As society changes, faster than ever, the Lyons will experience everything we hope for in the future, and everything we fear. They’ll fall in and out of love, and grow old, fall apart and come back together, while constantly looking forward.

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