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American Gods: The War Begins In April!

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Starz has announced the premiere date for its epic original series adapted from Neil Gaiman’s much loved novel, American Gods.

American Gods – which follows bodyguard Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle) and his employer, Mr. Wednesday (Ian McShane) – posits a coming war between the Old Gods and the New.

The series will have its World Premiere at SXSW before debuting on Starz on Sunday, April 30 (9/8C).

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Symphony of Violence: While We’re Waiting for John Wick Chapter 2!

John Wick: Chapter 2 – Keanu Reeves reprises his role as wishes-he-could-just-retire hitman, John Wick. Photo courtesy of Lionsgate.

While we’re waiting for John Wick Chapter 2, Lionsgate has kindly put together a supercut from John Wick – John Wick Chapter One: Symphony of Violence. It showcases some of the great action/violence from the first film set to the 1812 Overture.

Not for the faint-hearted. Check it out after the break. John Wick: Chapter 2 opens on February 10th.

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Ian McShane Is Mr. Wednesday In Starz’s American Gods!

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If ever there was a case of perfect casting, it would Starz’s casting of Ian McShane (Lovejoy, Deadwood, John Wick) as the mysterious Mr. Wednesday, one of the key characters in Neil Gaiman’s American Gods.

I’m not the only one who thinks so, either…

Neil Gaiman had this to say about the matter, ‘When you write a beloved character (beloved with, or despite, or because of all his faults) like Mr. Wednesday, you get to watch the internet trying to cast the role. I’ve seen a hundred names suggested, but few make me grin like Ian McShane does. I’ve already been lucky enough to have him in one film (he was bright blue in it, animated, and probably Polish). Now I count myself even luckier: he’s made the journey from ‘Lovejoy’ to ‘American Gods.’  Yesterday was Super Tuesday. Today is Wonderful Wednesday.’ Follow the jump for more.

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John Wick: Well Worn Trope in a Fresh World!

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Why would we go to see yet another hitman comes out of retirement to wreak vengeance movie?

Because it takes the reliable (okay, maybe overused) trope and reinvigorates it with style, a degree of wit and a unique world with unusual details. Also, Keanu Reeves at his best.

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Middle Earthen Trailer: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies!

THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES

Peter Jackson wowed ‘em at Comic-Con 2014 with a trailer for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. Check it out following the jump.

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies will be theaters on December 17th.

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Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides: Captain Jack Sparrow – Swashbuckling Since the 17th Century!

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It seems there’s definitely some swash left in the buckle for the Pirates of the Caribbean series. On Stranger Tides is easily the best sequel in the series for a number of reasons.

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Pillars of the Earth is Overstuffed But Still Fun!

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Before Ken Follett wrote epic, thousand-page bestsellers like Pillars of the Earth, he wrote sleek, taut thrillers like The Big Needles, and sci-fi classics like Capricorn One. I mention this because, however well done Pillars of the Earth might be [I’ve not read it], the television miniseries [Starz, Friday, 10/9C] is an overstuffed, frequently ponderous work that is most notable for its amazing cast – Ian McShane [Lovejoy, Deadwood], Donald Sutherland [Dirty Sexy Money, Salem’s Lot], Rufus Sewell [Dark City, The Illusionist], Gordon Pinsent [Away From Her], Tony Curran [Underworld: Evolution, Doctor Who] and Allison Pill [The Book of Daniel, In Treatment] among them.

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