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Penny Dreadful is a frightening psychological thriller that weaves together classic horror origin stories into a new adult drama. Some of literature’s most terrifying characters, including Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray, and iconic figures from the novel Dracula are lurking in the darkest corners of Victorian London.

The series has been created by John Logan (writer of Gladiator, The Aviator and Skyfall) and executive produced by Logan and Sam Mendes (director of American Beauty, Road to Perdition, and Skyfall).

Premiering on Showtime on Sunday 11 May 2014 Penny Dreadful has an air of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen being done properly hanging over it.

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His bad side is a dangerous place to be as 007’s Licence To Kill is revoked in the most controversial James Bond film ever.

Effective immediately, your licence to kill is revoked.

Licence To KillThe only entry in the series to receive a 15 certificate from the British Board of Film Classification due to violent content, 1989’s Licence To Kill is unlike any other Bond film before or since. A dark and brooding revenge thriller it stunned and confused audiences accustomed to fantastical sets, whimsical one-liners, and elaborate stunts. Just two films after the departure of Roger Moore and his light-hearted adventures audiences were confronted with a moody world-weary Byronic 007 whose rebellious desire for justice resulted in a conflict with MI6 itself. Opinion amongst fans and critics as to the merits of the film remains polarised like no other Bond film.

Unimaginative detractors perceive it as a big budget feature-length helping of Miami Vice with Dalton’s bland performance contributing to a film that nearly killed the franchise. Fans of the literary character, and the more intelligent cadre of cinema goers, justly view Licence To Kill as one of the premier entries with Timothy Dalton excelling as the truest manifestation of Ian Fleming’s James Bond 007 ever witnessed on film. (more…)

The Living DaylightsThe franchise is reborn in The Living Daylights as Timothy Dalton debuts as the most dangerous Bond. Ever.

For the silver anniversary of the James Bond franchise out were the fantastical and humour-laden adventures that had been a hallmark of the series since the 1970s. In their stead came The Living Daylights, a grittily realistic, darkness-tinged, geopolitical tale of espionage and treachery that finally saw the return of Ian Fleming’s Cold Warrior – a man living on the edge, knowing that each moment of existence could be his last.

Roger Moore’s interpretation of Bond as a laid-back, light-hearted and indestructible playboy had finally taken his last bow and acclaimed Shakespearean actor Timothy Dalton debuted as a more serious, physically dynamic, humane, emotional and plain bloody dangerous 007. A fan of the original Ian Fleming books and early films Dr.No and From Russia With Love, Dalton only signed onto The Living Daylights after producer Cubby Broccoli reassured him that the new film would take the character back to the style of the early Sean Connery era. (more…)

Timothy Dalton vs. Daniel Craig

50 Years of James Bond