Alias Grace’s stars on why the show is going to make you uncomfortable

Set in the 1840s, Alias Grace, an adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s novel of the same name, is a fictionalized look at Grace Marks, a domestic servant convicted of murdering her employer. The show doesn’t shy away from the painful realities of women, and is meant to challenge the audience with weighty themes and harsh…

Alias Grace’s stars on the recent resurgence of Margaret Atwood

Alias Grace marks 2017’s third adaptation of a Margaret Atwood novel, the first two being Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale and CBC Kids’ Wandering Wenda. Set in the 1840s, Alias Grace is a fictionalized look at Grace Marks, a domestic servant convicted of murdering her employer. In the video above, stars Sarah Gadon and…

Anna Paquin has identified that nude scene that made it onto BBC last week

Last week we all pointed and laughed at a clip from the BBC during which the open-office floorplan apparently so popular among broadcast news outlets revealed some employee kicking back and watching a little nudity. Whether it was outright pornography or just some sort of ’90s erotic thriller, possibly starring…

Anna Paquin solves mysteries new and old in this Bellevue exclusive

There’s something familiar about the trailer for Bellevue, a new drama from Anna Paquin, Adrienne Mitchell, and Jane Maggs. It’s not just that the 8-episode series stars Paquin, the Oscar-winning actress who also held down True Blood for seven seasons. There’s also a small-town setting (with a French name, no less),…

Anna Paquin tapped to star in that other Margaret Atwood adaptation

Television’s hottest trend in 2016 is Margaret Atwood. Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale miniseries is getting most of the buzz, especially since it stars Elisabeth Moss and Samira Wiley, who are two of the most captivating actors on television and yet don’t have a mountain of awards to show for it. (Moss never won an…

The Roots remake highlights the evolution of black storytelling

When the original Roots miniseries aired nearly four decades ago, it was unlike anything else on TV: an award-winning historical phenomenon (based on Alex Haley’s bestseller) that broke ratings records with an all-star cast. The story of Kunta Kinte and his descendants was the first honest, horrific TV depiction of…

The “Rogue Cut” of X-Men: Days Of Future Past will be 17 minutes longer

For viewers who slept through their classes at Xavier’s School For Gifted Youngsters, X-Men: Days Of Future Past might have been a little hard to follow. It had superhero action, it had time travel, it had good guys working with bad guys, and it had a guy who was so overpowered that he showed up to do one awesome…

The “Rogue Edition” of X-Men: Days Of Future Past will be released next year

In the latest installment of the X-Men film franchise, Bryan Singer tackled one of the comics’ most beloved storylines—the time-traveling, X-Men exterminating Days Of Future Past. The resulting film saw Singer and screenwriter Simon Kinberg construct a complex web of time jumps and subplots, so by the time X-Men: Days…