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'House Of Cards' Season 5 Trailer Promises "One Nation, Underwood"


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There's no denying the cultural impact 'House Of Cards' has had throughout its four seasons to-date, as one of Netflix's staple original series and standout exclusives. Now returning for a fifth season, the series shows no signs of slowing down, with a trailer released today (May 1) that offers a look at what could be some of the darkest episodes yet.

Now that Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey) has claimed power as the President of the United States, he's got his eyes set on an even bigger venture; "One nation, Underwood." The idea of "one nation" is something that's been thrown around in the real political world for some time, but it's not an idea that many give much credence to, partly because it would mean being a part of a dictatorship.

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Baby Driver Trailer


Baby is a young man with a talent for driving and a love of music. As such, he uses his remarkable abilities as a getaway driver for a gang of criminals led by the ruthless Doc. Baby doesn't want to have to do this forever, but agrees to one more heist. Unfortunately, the probability of success is low, and his risk of death extremely high. When he meets a beautiful waitress named Deborah, he decides he wants to give up his life of crime once and for all - but Doc was never going to let him get away that easily. He risks life and limb attempting to leave town with the love of his life - trying his best to protect her because he knows that Doc wants to use her to get to him. He might be the best driver you'll find anywhere, but that doesn't give him much of a head start when an entire gang go after him.

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Robin Wright Explains How She Beat Gender Pay Gap On 'House Of Cards'


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So many female celebrities are speaking out against the gender pay gap in Hollywood, but how many of them are trying to make damn sure they don't become a victim of such sexism? 'House Of Cards' star Robin Wright put her foot down when it came to negotiating her pay to match co-star Kevin Spacey.

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How did she do it? Well, you might be interested to know that no disputes were involved, no lawsuit and no blackmail... well, almost no blackmail. In an interview with the Rockefeller Foundation, Wright revealed how she responded when she learned that Spacey was earning $500,000 per episode compared to her admittedly not-so-measly $420,000. 

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'House Of Cards' Season 4 Trailer Sees More Fierce Rivalry For Frank Underwood


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It looks like the forthcoming fourth season of 'House Of Cards' is set to be just as intense and thrilling as the last three seasons. Now that Frank Underwood is President, he should be feeling jubilant - but his merciless soon-to-be-ex wife isn't going to let that happen.

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As usual, there's corruption and conspiracies littered with murders, sex scandals, prison and fraud over in Washington, D.C.. The first trailer for the immensely popular political drama 'House of Cards' shows First Lady Claire Underwood clearly bitter about her husband Frank, and not remotely miserable about the end of her marriage having announced her decision to leave him at the end of season 3. In fact, she appears to be doing everything within her power to make Frank's term as President of the United States as difficult as possible. 'We had a future until you started destroying it', he says to her.

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Chris Martin And Nine More Of Our Favourite Celebrity Impressionists


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It's always awesome to discover the untapped hidden talents of celebrities; talents not necessarily used to a great extent in their everyday work. Some stars - whether they're singers or actors - possess the extremely impressive knack of nailing impressions of their peers, even the ones you least expect.

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In no particular order, we've compiled a list of our favourite impressions from celebrities not necessarily famous for that talent, i.e. they're not comedians or anything, just professional pop and movie stars.

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'House Of Cards' Renewed For Fifth Season But Showrunner Won't Return


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‘House of Cards’ has been renewed by Netflix for a fifth season, but the show will be undergoing a major change. Series creator Beau Willimon has announced he will be departing after the fourth series, which begins on the streaming service in March.

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In a statement to Entertainment Weekly Willimon thanked his team, including “our two incandescent stars Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright. After five years and four seasons, it’s time for me to move on to new endeavors,” he added.

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Nine Lives Trailer


Tom Brand has always been a workaholic and his company is in the fanal stages of one of their biggest projects to date. As with a lot of people who have high flying careers, Tom's family have taken somewhat of a backseat in his life. Particularly his wife Lara and 10 year old daughter Rebecca. 

Living in a luxury city apartment, Tom isn't often found with his family but as it's Rebecca's birthday, he knows that he can't miss it. With no gift to give his daughter and knowing that he's spent such little time with her recently, Tom decides to stop off and get her a gift that's sure to make her happy - something she's asked for for years. A cat. 

The store where Tom picks up the cat (called Mr. Fuzzypants) is run by an eccentric man called Felix Perkins and as soon as Mr Perkins and the newest member of the Brand family become part of Tom's life, odd things start to happen. Soon Tom's life is turned upside down and he's experiencing family life in a way that he - nor anyone else - has ever experienced before. 

Elvis & Nixon Trailer


Who would've thought that Elvis and Richard Nixon would become allies? When Elvis sporadically showed up at The White House, it was completely unexpected. He was the biggest pop star in the world and there he was, at the gates of The White House unannounced.

Under the advice of one of his top aides, Nixon is a talked into meeting with The King Of Pop. Nixon needed a boost in popularity and for him to be seen as becoming friends with America's most loved star would be a perfect photo op for The President.

Elvis is accepted and taken into the building; him and his security sidekicks are searched and relieved of their firearms. Whilst speaking with Egil Krogh, Elvis is run through a few of the certain White House protocols that one must follow on meeting the president, protocols Elvis is quick to cast aside. The reason behind this meeting was kept entirely secret, but now we'll learn about Elvis' aspirations to take on a new mission unlike anything he's ever done before.

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Kevin Spacey For President? 'House Of Cards' Star Finds Another Political Role In 'Elvis & Nixon'


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It looks like Kevin Spacey has really found his oeuvre. Not only is a playing a presidential candidate in 'House Of Cards' (which, by the way, returns to Netflix with season four in March), but now he's appearing as Richard Nixon in the forthcoming historical comedy 'Elvis & Nixon'.

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It's almost like a full circle for Spacey; one of his first ever TV roles was as a US senator in a 1987 episode of 'Crime Story', and then 'House Of Cards' hit Netflix in 2013, earning him a Golden Globe Award as well as a Screen Actors Guild Award.

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Frank Underwood Is Back In 'House Of Cards' Season Four Trailer


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The trailer for Netflix’s ‘House of Cards’ premiered during Sunday’s Golden Globes' ceremony and it’s fair to say that Frank Underwood is most definitely back and badder than ever. Kevin Spacey’s character is shown sitting at his desk in the Oval office during the clip, where he proclaims ‘America deserves Frank Underwood’.

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“They say we get the leaders we deserve,” Spacey as Underwood begins. "Well, here's what I think America deserves: a leader who's not afraid to look you in the eye and tell you what he believes.”

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'House Of Cards' Announces Fourth Season During Republican Debate


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Netflix used last night’s Republican debate to announce the return of their own political monster, President Frank Underwood. As the Republican candidates took a break, President Underwood addressed the nation, announcing the return of ‘House of Cards’ for a fourth season.

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Mocking the often cheesy political campaign videos, the advert began with a voiceover proclaiming: ’It’s a new day in America,' as images of a tractor in a corn field, electricity pylons against the sunrise and sun reflecting off city skyscrapers played.

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Frank Underwood Will Return In Fourth Season Of 'House Of Cards', Netflix Announces


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Can't get enough of Frank Underwood? Not sure, even after three seasons, if you love him or you hate him? Not to worry! Netflix has announced it has renewed its award winning series, House of Cards, for a fourth season.

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Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright star in House of Cards.

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'House Of Cards' Season 3 Leaks On Netflix, Two Weeks Early


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House of Cards season 3 leaked on Netflix for around 30 minutes on Wednesday afternoon, almost two weeks before its scheduled release date. As fans began sharing news of the early arrival on Twitter, the streaming service was on the case and duly yanked the highly anticipated series.

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The entire season was listed with episodes and title descriptions and, according to the Guardian, the first episode began with "a shot of an intersection" and the second included a meeting of President Frank Underwood and his advisers. 

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President Underwood To Begin Reign On 'House Of Cards' Season 3, February 27


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Frank Underwood will begin his Presidential reign on House of Cards season 3 on February 27, 2014. Netflix announced the premiere date on Monday (December 1, 2014), releasing a 12-second teaser trailer showing Frank (Kevin Spacey) and Claire (Robin Wright) boarding Air Force One.

House of CardsKevin Spacey [L] makes his first apperance as President Underwood, while his wife Claire, Robin Wright [R], is now the First Lady

"President Underwood and the First Lady will be making an announcement today at 11 A.M. EST. Please stand by..." the House of Cards official Twitter account posted this morning.

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Natalie Portman Joins Likes Of Meryl Streep & Kevin Spacey In Paying Tribute To Mike Nichols


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Natalie Portman has paid tribute to the late director Mike Nichols.

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Natalie Portman at the Childrens' Hospital Gala in Los Angeles in October 2014.

Read More: The Life and Career of Late Director Mike Nichols.

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'House Of Cards' Actress Elizabeth Norment Passes Away Aged 61


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Elizabeth Norment, the American actress who played Nancy Kaufberger, the secretary to Kevin Spacey's character in Netflix political drama 'House of Cards', has died aged 61. Norment's character worked for the scheming politician Frank Underwood -congressman for South Carolina who became President of the United States.

House of CardsKevin Spacey [L] who plays Frank Underwood in 'House of Cards' has paid tribute to Elizabeth Norment, who has died aged 61

She died in New York on October 13 at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, her sister confirmed to the Hollywood Reporter. 

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Pussy Riot To Appear In Third Series Of 'House Of Cards'


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Members of the Russian punk group imprisoned for their protest against their government are set to appear in the next season of acclaimed US drama House of Cards.Nadya Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina, of punk bandPussy Riot, were spotted on the set of the hit politcal show, which stars Oscar-winner Kevin Spacey

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Pussy Riot members Nadya Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina

According to local reports from the Baltimore City Paper, two sources from production team of the Netflix drama confirmed that the members of the anti-Putinist punk group were spotted on set in the city, with one staffer confirming: “Nadezhda and Maria from Pussy Riot were on set, and are in season 3 of HoC.”

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Oh No, Call Of Duty Gave Frank Underwood A Futuristic Army In 'Advanced Warfare'


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As the Call of Duty franchise continues the transition between console generations, the video game industry demands more. Actors are required to lend their faces as well as their voices to the medium more and more nowadays, meaning Kevin Spacey’s turn in the upcoming ‘Advanced Warfare’ entry is nothing to be surprised it.

 

The actor, most recently lauded for his chilling portrayal of Frank Underwood – the indefatigable, unscrupulous, ruthless politician who stops at nothing, not even the sanctity of human life, to get where he wants to be. Now arm that man with a futuristic army capable of deploying drones and super high-tech weaponry and what have you got? Well it’s “Advanced Warfare”. 

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Things Just Got Serious: Amazon Instant Video Lands The Sopranos, The Wire


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Anyone excited enough by the fact Amazon have acquired HBO shows to add to their streaming roster has probably already indulged on The Sopranos and The Wire. But they’ll probably convince a few of their friends to invest in the service just on the strength of those two shows.

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That’s how powerful the HBO brand is in television, and nowadays, when we say television, we’re not just talking about Sunday nights at 9pm – online streaming is where the medium is going. Amazon’s deal with the cable network is a big one; it adds some of TV’s finest hours. 

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Oscars 2015 Date Set, Films To Watch In Advance


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It may seem like it’s only just finished, but Oscars buzz is about to start up all over again. A date has just been set for the Oscars 2015 ceremony, which will take place next year on February 22.

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Wes Anderson's 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' Is Likely To Be In Contention For Some Heavy Awarding At The Oscars 2015.

A presenter has not yet been confirmed, although Kevin Spacey told Jimmy Kimmel that he’d be more than happy to do the job. Anyone will have a tough act to follow after Ellen Degeneres’ huge success hosting the awards show in March.

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Kevin Spacey Cast As Winston Churchill In WWII Prime Minister Biopic


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Kevin Spacey is set to play former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill in an upcoming biopic, according to THR. The American House of Cards actor will reportedly take centre stage in a film about Churchill's rise to power in 1940 during World War Two, called Captain of the Gate.

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Kevin Spacey Has Reportedly Been Cast In An Upcoming Winston Churchill Biopic.

Ben Kaplan, who has written about US president Ronald Reagan for the History Channel and worked on documentaries about Vietnam and the second world war, is writing the screenplay.

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Kevin Spacey Swaps 'House Of Cards' For House Lights Down, With One-Man Old Vic Play


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Kevin Spacey is going above and beyond his responsibilities as Creative Director at the Old Vic Theatre by starring in a one-man play as part of the famous venue’s in-the-round season.

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The legendary actor said he was “thrilled” to be returning to the stage. The play, which is directed by The Old Vic’s associate director David W Rintels, sees Spacey play the titular character, Clarence Darrow, and will run from May 28 to June 15 in the CQS Space.

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Kevin Spacey? Ellen Again? Who Will Host The Academy Awards 2015?


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We loved Ellen DeGeneres presenting the Oscars on Sunday so much that we really don’t want to even imagine anyone else hosting the awards show ever again. But life isn’t easy and we need to face up to the possibility that someone else may take to the stage at the Dolby Theatre in 2015. Sob.

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But who else could possibly be in the running to host the Oscars in 2015? It took Entertainment Weekly less than a day to start up a poll encouraging votes on who you guys would like to see host next year’s awards ceremony. The celeb choices included Ellen Degeneres for round three, Kevin Spacey, Jimmy Kimmel, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Emma Watson.

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Ellen Degeneres Hosts One Massive Pizza Party At The Oscars


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When Ellen Degeneres took the Academy Awards gig this year, she had some huge expectations to live up to. Mostly expectations that she wouldn’t alienate half the audience thanks to a certain performance by Seth Macfarlane the previous year. So Ellen found an easy solution and bribed all the attendees with pizza. Presumably, it was the ever hungry Jennifer Lawrence who had the best time as the delivery guy (still unclear whether he was an actor or not) walked into the Dolby Theater and started handing out slices to the A-listers. Leonardo DiCaprio, Jared Leto and Harison Ford each got a slice, before Ellen left it to producer Harvey Winestein to foot the bill. He must have been a good tipper, though.

"No pressure, only a billion people are watching, whatever you feel is right," she shouted.

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Ellen's casual hosting style was a nice change of pace for the stuffy award show.

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Netflix Season 3: Delayed Due To Boring Things Like Tax. Send Underwood In To Negotiate


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The dust is just settling on House of Cards season 2 – released in its entirety on February 14 – but there are concerns about the schedule of season 3, which has been delayed due tax breaks which are being debated in the Maryland legislature.

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They should, of course, send Frank Underwood in to sort it out. He could offer something no one else can and get the job done. That, or he could employ some of his other methods; you know, the ones that involve ending people’s lives.

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Well Done, Internet, You've Dealt With House Of Cards Spoilers Well


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We’ve come a long way since spoiling the end of The Sixth Sense was the worst thing someone could do. Nowadays, there are millions of ways to ruin plots, deaths and endings, and as a result we’ve become hypersensitive, syphoning genuine rage towards those who let slip that Lost was all a dream. Whoops.

House of Cards season 2Do these two come to loggerheads? Well, watch it and find out!

I haven’t seen the Sixth Sense, and I don’t have to – I know everything that happens in that film. During my first watch of The Sopranos, I’d close my eyes while walking through any shop that sold DVDs in case I caught sight of the complete boxset. One day I did, and I knew that every character on that boxset made it to the final series. I cried.

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'House Of Cards' Looks Towards 'Breaking Bad' For Ending Inspiration


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It's been less than a week since Frank Underwood returned to our screens in House of Cards season 2 for more political scheming, though already, Netflix's signature series is turning its attention to the future. It's been a roaring success - the show scored nine Emmy nominations and a Golden Globe win for its first season and it's likely more will come its way for season 2. 

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Spacey has already spoken of the show's potential to run and run, though show creator Beau Willimon insists things will come to an inevitable conclusion. 

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House Of Cards Returns: What Do The Critics Think?


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Political thrillers usually alienate a portion of a show’s potential audience; House of Cards did something quite remarkable in its first season, and spoke to everyone with its simple themes: don’t cross Frank Underwood, lying gets you places, and don’t – for the love of god – cross Frank Underwood.

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A tepid start lead to critical acclaim and widespread chatter for the Netflix Original series. With season becoming available for instant gratification – all 13 episodes, chapters 14-26 are available for immediate consumption – all eyes are on Spacey and how House of Cards can trump that brilliant first 13.

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House Of Cards Won't Go For 37 Seasons, But Maybe 12, Says Kevin Spacey


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The immensely popular House of Cards kicked off its second season on Netflix today, prompting people to commence binging on the tense political drama. Kevin Spacey, who leads the show with a commanding performance, has predicted a 12 season run. Bit ambitious, don’t you think?

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“12 years, 12 seasons,” said Spacey to Digital Spy when they asked him about the future of the show. It’s more realistic that the 37 seasons he joked about at one point, but another 10 years of House of Cards isn’t really… on the cards, so to speak. Then again, we’d love to be proved wrong.

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A Matter Of National Importance - Don't Spoil 'House Of Cards' Season 2!


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House of Cards lost at last year’s Emmys (apart from Robin Wright’s well-deserved award), but it’s receiving all kinds of accolades ahead of the Season 2 Netflix premiere. On Thursday Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright and the rest of the cast took to the red carpet at a special screening, held by the Director’s Guild of America. Love was in the air – love for the show that is. Looking equally as stunning on the red carpet, co-stars Robin Wright Penn and Kate Mara both made fashionable entrances – Wright in a simple, but elegant black dress and Mara in an uber trendy green mini. Kevin Spacey, looking dapper as ever, was also in attendance.

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Robin Wright, attending the premiere in classic style.

While the cast, the production team and a handful of lucky guests got to preview the second season, other fans of the series were getting increasingly restless. As it turns out, one of those fans was President Obama himself. The Commander-in-chief took to Twitter on Thursday, to send the following message: “Tomorrow: @HouseOfCards. No spoilers, please.”

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House Of Cards: The British Original That Paved The Way For The Netflix Giant


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Despite Beau Willimon's brilliant work on House of Cards, he didn't create it, rather he borrowed the concept from the British version, wrote a watertight script and put Kevin Spacey right in the middle of things. Now, on the eve of the second season's bow on Netflix, the show is the talk of the town.

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A Valentines release will either see couples arguing or happily settling down to tuck into Frank Underwood's political scheming. The singletons among us will be delighted.

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One Day Till V-Day, One Day Till "House Of Cards" Season 2


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Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey) returns in three tension-filled promos for Season 2 of the hit Netflix series House of Cards. The clips see the scheming congressman deliver some of his best lines in classic style (which is to say, with a lot of style): "For those of us climbing to the top of the food chain, there can be no mercy” is just one of his memorable nuggets of wisdom.

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Welcome back, Congressman Underwood. We've missed you.

Fortunately for fans, House of Cards isn’t pulling a Game of Thrones and releasing the promos months in advance. The show’s second season will debut on Netflix this Friday (Valentine’s Day, how appropriate) and will be available for instant downloading and binge viewing in its entirety.

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Ignore Your Partner, Spend Valentine's Day With Kevin Spacey & 'House Of Cards'


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Season 2 of Netflix's political drama, House of Cards, will be available from the early hours of Valentine's Day (14th February) and promises to be filled with even more scheming from Frank Underwood, the politician we love to hate.

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Kevin Spacey at the season 1 premiere of House of Cards.

The last season ended with Underwood, played by Spacey, committing the ultimate crime against the troubled US Representative Peter Russo (Corey Stoll) and remaining inhumanly calm under pressure. As he continues with his schemes to become even more powerful it seems Underwood will go even further in this season of House of Cards. 

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House Of Cards Season 2: Step Back In This Friday, Watch Three New Teasers Now, Catch Up


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It’s not long before you’ll be able to fill your face with House of Cards season 2 on Netflix, as the political thriller’s sophomore attack lands on Valentines Day. To further whet the appetite, three new promos have been released with the running motif: ‘welcome back’. Watch them below.

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House of Cards was not only an artistic triumph, bagging writing, directing and acting nominations across a host of different award bodies, but it also represented a new way of consuming television. It gave choice to the consumer by being on demand, all at once. And this Friday (Feb 14) it happens all over again with season 2.

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Thought Frank Was Speaking To YOU In 'House Of Cards'? Don't Flatter Yourself


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Remember that moment? The first time Kevin Spacey's Frank Underwood  broke the fourth wall and spoke to the camera in House of Cards season one? Sort of weird huh? It was one of those, 'woah, I'm not sure if I like that' moments, though it's since become a staple of Netflix's accomplished political drama - which returns for a second season on Valentines' Day (February 14).

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But have you ever wondered who Spacey is talking to, exactly, when he stares down the lens? In a round table with reporters on Tuesday, the Oscar-winning actor revealed that he imagines speaking to his best friend.

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Kevin Spacey - 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 12th January 2014

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Kevin Spacey - The Weinstein Company & Netflix 2014 Golden Globes After Party at The Old Trader Vic's at the Beverly Hills Hotel - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Monday 13th January 2014

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What We Like About The House Of Cards Season 2 Trailer


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We were pretty excited to see the new House of Cards trailer hit, and not just because we can stream it on glorious 4K. No: there’s a certain ruggedness about season 2, and we can’t wait to see Frank Underwood - played by Kevin Spacey - step up his ruthless decimation of the U.S political hierarchy.

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Netflix says the drama – based on a 1990 BBC series set in London – "slithers through the back halls of greed, sex, love and corruption in modern Washington DC." Before we carry on, though; here’s a brief recap of season 1.

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House Of Cards Season 2 Trailer: More Lies, Scandals And Scheming For Frank Underwood [Video]


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A year after the entire House of Cards season one appeared on Netflix we're getting set to devour season two with the kind of ruthless appetite for more that Frank Underwood would be proud of. The brilliant 13-part first season set the scene for house majority whip Frank Underwood's game-playing ascension to the Vice Presidency just as some of Washington's darkest secrets were beginning to be unearthed by Zoe Barnes and her team.

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Robin Wright & Kevin Spacey Will Reunite As D.C. Power Couple In 'House Of Cards' Season 2.

A veritable slow-burner of a drama, the compelling and addictive House of Cards features the well-placed Kevin Spacey as the relentlessly ambitious Democrat Frank Underwood alongside his icy, scheming wife Claire, played by the terrifyingly talented Robin Wright, who manages a non-profit organisation whilst setting her sights on undoing those who have wronged her or her powerful and manipulative husband.

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Kevin Spacey - **File Photo * AMERICAN HUSTLE AND 12 YEARS A SLAVE LEAD 2014 GOLDEN GLOBES NOMINATIONS AMERICAN HUSTLE and 12 YEARS A SLAVE are going head-to-head at the 2014 Golden Globe Awards after landing six nominations each. The dramatic comedy will go up against Her, Inside Llewyn Davis, Nebraska and Wolf of Wall Street for Best Motion Picture, Musical Or Comedy. Its stars Christian Bale and Amy Adams scored a mention for Best Performance In A Motion Picture (Comedy or Musical), while Jennifer Lawrence picked up a nod for her supporting role and David O. Russell landed a nomination for Best Director. The film also picked up a Best Screenplay - Motion Picture nod. Steve McQueen's 12 Years a Slave also landed six nominations including Best Motion Picture, Drama, Best Performance Actor, Drama for Chiwetel Ejiofor, Best Supporting Actress for Lupita Nyong'o, Best Supporting Actor, Drama for Michael Fassbender, Best Director - Motion Picture for Steve McQueen and Best Screenplay - Motion Picture. In the TV categories, some of the small screen's biggest names are going head-to-head for the Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama. Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston, Ray Donovan's Liev Schreiber, Masters of Sex's Michael Sheen, House of Spades' Kevin Spacey and The Black List's James Spader are all nominated. Meanwhile, The Good Wife's Julianna Margulies, Orphan Black's Tatiana Maslany, Orange is the New Black's Taylor Schilling, Scandal's Kerry Washington and House of Cards' Robin Wright all landed Best Actress in a TV series, Drama nods. For the Best Television Series - Drama category Breaking Bad, Downton Abbey, The Good Wife, House of Cards and Masters of Sex will go up against each other. Michael Douglas' and Matt Damon's Liberace biopic Behind the Candelabra scored three nominations including Best TV Movie Or Mini-series and Best Actor in a TV Movie or Mini-Series for Damon and Douglas. The 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards, co-hosted by Tina - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 17th November 2013

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Kevin Spacey and Steve McCurry - The Pirelli Calendar 50th Anniversary party held at HangarBicocca - Milan, Italy - Friday 22nd November 2013

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Netflix Devotes New Miniseries To Four Marvel Superheroes, 'The Defenders'


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Netflix, the online TV service that brought us Kevin Spacey drama House of Cards, has signed its biggest ever original production deal with the comic book publishers Marvel.

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Netflix Will Help Realise A New Marvel Superhero Set Of TV Series.

Marvel, which has been owned by Disney since 2009, will help Netflix bring to live four sets of 13 episode miniseries, each involving one of the Marvel heroes Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist and Luke Cage.

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Breaking Bafta - Online Only TV Shows Will Be Considered For Awards


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Bafta has officially announced that it will recognize TV shows that are shown on an online only basis in next year’s awards. Shows like Breaking Bad, which are available in the U.K only on streaming service Netflix, and Kevin Spacey's House of Cards, which is a streaming exclusive, could be in line.

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The news comes as the AMC meth drama closed the lid on five seasons to critical acclaim. The quality of shows that don’t grace traditional methods of broadcast has proven too high to resist, leading awards ceremonies like The Emmys and Bafta to include them in their shortlists. Arrested Development will be hoping for a nomination, too.

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Tina Fey, Amy Poehler Steal The Show At The Emmys, Taking Over Neil Patrick Harris' Opening Speech


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The Emmys came and went and brought with them a plethora of funny, embarrassing and just plain meh moments. Neil Patrick Harris’ opening speech never fails to win a few laughs, as it did again this time, but it was really the golden duo – Tina Fey and Amy Poehler – who stole the show. About five minutes into Harris’ speech, Poehler and Fey, clearly inspired by recent events at the VMAs began hollering at the host. But of course, the bit – hilarious in our humble opinion - didn’t come without some proper build-up.

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Though the stage was populated by men, it was the ladies who mostly dominated the opening bit.

Two things became clear during Harris’ showdown with a flock of past Emmy presenters – Jane Lynch, Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel and of course, the omniscient Conan O’Brian. Number one: in 2013 more than ever, broadcast television has some major competition in the media landscape and two: everyone is perfectly aware. While the presenters battled it out on stage, in the audience, Kevin Spacey turned to the camera for his own nefarious monologue.

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Jeff Daniels Scoops Best Actor In Surprise Emmys Triumph Over Bryan Cranston, Kevin Spacey


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Jeff Daniels has secured his television legacy with last night's best 'Lead Actor in a Drama Series' Emmy awards victory. The 58 year-old has had an outstanding year in television with political drama The Newsroom but came up against some stiff competition from Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston, House of Cards' Kevin Spacey, Homeland's Damian Lewis and Mad Men's Jon Hamm.

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Jeff Daniels Festoons His Amazing Career With A Coveted Emmy Win.

Though Daniels may have seemed like a long shot for the prestigious award, his success goes to show that it's not always the more publicised actors who go on to win big at the annual television industry awards.

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The Emmy Awards 2013: Who's Deserving In The Outstanding Drama, Lead Actress & Actor Category?


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This year 'smart' dramas Homeland, Mad Men and Breaking Bad dominate the Primetime Emmy Award nominations yet again and even for fans of the TV shows, it will be hard to predict which of their favourite series will carry off the most gongs. The Hollywood Reporter's Stacey Wilson highlights just how highly contested this year's 'best drama' category is: "If you win this year, it's going to be a real feather," she said to ABC News. The nominees list for each category is decidedly hefty but we've identified the ones that are toughest to call.

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Bryan Cranston Voted Best Actor?

Having never won an 'outstanding drama' Emmy before, it looks like Breaking Bad could finally scoop the big gong this year having picked up five Primetime Emmy's before; 3 'best actors' for Bryan Cranston, 2 'best supporting actors' for Aaron Paul. With the first half of its final season currently airing, it looks like this could be the last chance for the show, as popular as ever, to scoop the night's biggest award. Downton Abbey, whilst having previously looked strong, has endured harsh reviews in its third season meaning it will be interesting to see whether this has had any impact on the voters.

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Primetime Emmy Awards 2013: How Accurate Were Nomination Predictions?


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The Primetime Emmy Award nominations were announced yesterday (Thursday 18th July). The nomination ceremony was presented by Kate Mara and Aaron Paul via a live video stream on the Emmy's website. 

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Kate Mara at the Vanity Fair and Juicy Couture's Celebration of 2013 in L.A.

Netflix has managed to triumph with nominations for their shows: House of Cards; Hemlock Grove and Arrested Development. The company are developing this aspect of their business, which is proving hugely popular and profitable. The future does seem bright for the company which announced it was expanding into its 64th country. It also seems likely their awards over the next few years will increase especially with recent praise of Orange is the New Black

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What Do The Emmy Nominations Tell Us About The 2013 TV Landscape?


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Emmy nominations are in and with that the season for speculation is open. There’s no question about one thing though: for a newcomer, Netflix is taking the awards by storm. Although the major networks are welcoming the two productions by the online TV provider – Arrested Development and House of Cards, there’s no doubt that Netflix’s move on the original programming market should be making traditional media giants just a tiny bit nervous. But what exactly are the Netflix shows nominated for? Well, they got the big ones, for Lead Actor, Actress and Directing in a Drama Series and of course, for Outstanding Drama Series overall. Arrested Development also received a big nod, with Jason Bateman being nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series.

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Bateman is getting some recognition this year.

Fans of shows generally underappreciated by awards committees, such as Parks & Rec, for example, also have a reason to celebrate. Amy Poehler was nominated for Lead in a comedy, as was Tina Fey for the now cancelled 30 Rock. Behind the Candelabra is ahead of the pack, while HBO’s Game of Thrones and FX’s American Horror Story: Asylum follow close behind. Mad Men is also bowing out on a high note, with several nominations, before it returns in the fall for one final season.

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'House Of Cards' Heralds New Era Of TV With Emmy Nomination


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How do you stop piracy? Do you offer up exclusive content, only available on physical purchases? Do you appeal to the box-set culture, or do you try and exert limitations that make it impossible? All these have been tried, but none of these have worked, and there’s one simple reason: you can’t stop piracy.

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But what you can do is make it pointless. With low-costing, subscription-free on-demand streaming services becoming ever-popular – Netflix being the golden child of a generation – watching content when it suits you is no longer illegal, and no longer does it cost loads of money.

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Is Netflix The New HBO? 'Orange Is The New Black' Adds To Impressive Roster


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We’re mighty impressed by Netflix’s growing repertoire of shows; not only are they putting on some brilliant stuff to catch up on (Breaking Bad fans who grabbed the one month free trial just to watch the show put your hand up) but they’re also bringing some exceptional new shows to the fore.

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Taylor Schilling at the premiere for Orange is The New Black

First there was House of Cards – the brilliant drama starring Kevin Spacey, which centred around an ousted political figure exerting his revenge on those who wronged him. It was reviewed well and watched by many, hence the arrival of Orange is The New Black – the darkly comic prison drama that follows the trials and tribulations of new inmate Piper Chapman (played by Taylor Schilling) who, in the trailer anyway, seems superb.

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As Netflix Shares Increase, Is It's Model The Future For TV?


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Is Netflix the television of the future? It would seem that the online streaming site is well on the way to becoming the new dominant force of the TV medium, with the news that its shares have risen by 25%, while the service has also gained some 3 million new subscribers in 2013 so far – so says the Telegraph. Stunningly, its users in US now number 29.2 million, more than any of the traditional networks, with HBO now sitting in second with its 28.7 million subscribers.

What’s telling too is that the company don’t want to just sit back on deals struck with others so that they can bulk buy their shows off them. As the Telegraph points out, deals with MTV and Nickelodeon are about to expire and it doesn’t look like they’ll be getting renewed. Why? Because Netflix thinks it can compete on its own merits, something proven by the good reaction to the Kevin Spacey-starring House Of Cards, which premiered in February as a Netflix original. Hemlock Grove came out last week too, with the service also buying up the return of Arrested Development exclusively as well as having a slew of kids shows in the pipeline too.

However, original content is all well and good but as soon Netflix get into that game then they set themselves up for the same falls as their competition. By buying in other shows from elsewhere, they are paying for programs already tried and trusted, but a move to original content means a move to pilots, seasons that could suffer bad ratings and critical panning and is a risk. The flipside is they’ll be cheaper to make than buying the rights of others, but it’s far from a dead cert that Netflix are about to run away with it. What they have done well is set up a strong foundation thanks to the use of other programs, giving themselves a strong profile as they look to turn into a network approaching something self-sufficient. Exciting times lie ahead.

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Q1 Report Due Monday: Has Netflix Plan Worked?


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On Monday. Netflix will announce its Q1 financial reports, revealing whether or not its ambitious foray into the world of online streaming and creating original content for its customers has actually paid off, Bloomberg Businessweek reports. Netflix’s online streaming service seeks to eliminate the cost of posting DVDs to customers, as services such as LoveFilm currently do (though they also offer some streaming services as well). However, they have also ventured into the world of creating new and exclusive content for their members.

The Businessweek report suggests that the rights spent on original programming will have set the company back by around $100 million, with their Kevin Spacey-led series House of Cards being by far their biggest outlay. The series has been a hit with critics, but whether or not that’s enough to have tempted enough new custom over to the service remains to be seen. Back in January, Netflix forecast that they would have snared between 28.5 million and 29.2 million US subscribers by the end of March 2013. Investors will be looking for the result to be in the higher end of that range.

A big coup for Netflix, of course, is the procurement of the return of the highly popular US TV series Arrested Development. The show was cancelled by the Fox network after 3 series, though public affection for the show has remained strong and its return is eagerly awaited. The company has expressed no desire to increase the rate for its service, which stands at $8 per months in the USA.

Netflix's House Of Cards Was Definitely Worth The Investment


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The biggest news in TV currently is probably to do with a show that isn't even airing on television, the production of House of Cards – a remake of a BBC drama, starring none other than Kevin Spacey.

But the biggest news about the production isn’t in the impressive cast or production team, or even in its whopping $100 million price tag, but its brand new method of distribution – exclusively online, through internet film and TV distribution giant, Netflix. It was a huge gamble on the part of the company, but considering the impressive first episode, it might pay off big time. Yesterday, all sixteen episodes of the drama were made readily available through Netflix (provided, of course, you have the $6.99 to pay for them and the better part of a day to dedicate to it).

We’ll try to keep this spoiler free and just say that the first episode certainly captivates the audience with some cool, if morally questionable characters, great dialogue and of course, the beautiful, moody cinematography to wrap all of that into a nice neat package of TV buff bait. It may be too early to call it a smash success yet, but let’s just say Netflix execs knew what they were doing when they picked this one. It may or may not be a revolution in television, but House of Cards is certainly a good show.

Is Releasing 13 Episodes At Once A Good Idea, Or Is Netflix's $100m House Of Cards Doomed To Fall?


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Netflix really are taking an enormous risk with their $100m new series, House of Cards starring Kevin Spacey. Yes, it's got a brilliant cast, and yes, it's probably a great watch. But, releasing the entire season at once changes something fundamental about a plot that is driven by intrigue and suspense, which, as a political drama, it almost definitely is. 

Part of the appeal and addictive quality of drama is the frustrating wait until the next episode. In other drama series on television now and historically, Lost,  Breaking Bad, Desperate Housewives and The Sopranos for example, the anticipation for the following episode has an entire week to manifest itself in its complete, most acute form. Millions tuned in because it was must-see television. In many respects, by having an entire series at once (or the first thirteen episode as with House of Cards) that kind of emotional momentum doesn't really have the time to build up and make a distinct and lasting impression.

Furthermore, it's not merely the anticipation that makes a show exciting, it's also the interaction it creates with friends and family and in various other social networks. As a series has the opportunity to develop over time, everyone sees it at roughly the same rate. Friends discuss it, make predictions, become emotionally attached to characters within the drama, based often on the biases of peers. Not everyone has thirteen hours available at once, and no one has the same time constraints. But if viewing is not largely essential at a specific time, then time may simply not be made for what's optional from the get go.

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Kevin Spacey Thinks Netflix Airing Of 'House Of Cards' Will Tackle Piracy


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Kevin Spacey stars in the US revival of 90s Brit TV series 'House of Cards' set to air exclusively on Netflix.

The Oscar winning 'American Beauty' star returns to our screens (our computer screens, that is) in the new US political series of which the entirety of the first series will be available on movie subscription site Netflix all at once. Kevin plays main character Francis Underwood, a Southern democrat politician who is less than admired by his colleagues. It's a far cry from the original character, the conservative Francis Urquhart who was portrayed by 'From Hell' actor Ian Richardson. Netflix's decision to air all the episodes at once has been called a gamble, but Spacey insists the decision could help combat piracy. 'Give the consumer what they want, when they want it, in the form they want it in, and they will buy it at a reasonable price and not steal it', he told Philly.com. 'So I actually think this way of putting it out there, giving the consumer the option will take a huge bite out of piracy.'

He also said that he would be 'very curious' to see how many people do watch them all at once and who will spread them out.

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It's Not 'On TV' So, Is The Netflix Series House Of Cards A 'Television' Show?


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Netflix is about to release its first, own show. A remake of House of Cards starring Kevin Spacey will hit Netflix on February 1st.

"It's sort of like we're the new TV show that isn't on television," Kevin Spacey, star of the new show, told The Huffington Post. It was only a matter of time before a company that isn't tied to 'television' would produce a 'television series'. What do we call House of Cards now that it's available through Netflix rather than the traditional platform of the Television? Is it still a television show? It may still appear, in some homes and some contexts, on our television screens but it hasn't come to us through the standard methods, more often it's via a games console of through a computer, so what makes a television show a 'television' show? What is the defining Television-ness of television? 

We're devolving into the absurd complexities akin to Heidegger here, but as British media distribution companies Blockbuster and HMV become obsolete and forced into potential bankruptcy and liquidation, so broadcasting channels are having to rethink their own distribution and broadcasting methods to compete with such companies as Netflix, particularly given that it has just created its first, very own, Netflix Show : a remake of the BBV miniseries House of Cards, this time around starring Spacey.

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House Of Cards: Kevin Spacy Takes Risk With “TV Series That Isn’t On Television”


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Kevin Spacey is stepping into the unknown with new television series ‘House of Cards’ – a high class adaptation of a British political thriller that will not be found on any regular television channel.

Confused?

The show, produced by multi-award winning director David Fincher, will not be found on HBO, AMC, Fox or Showtime – instead, it will air on the subscription streaming service Netflix. House of Cards will be streamed to laptops and flashy flat-screen televisions through Internet enables devices and set top boxes. Essentially, its audience will be made up entirely of those who really, really, want to watch the show. “It's sort of like we're the new television series that isn't on television,” Spacey told the Huffington Post.

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A Time To Kill Review


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Remember the hoopla over the novel A Time To Kill? It was celebrated author John Grisham's second book -- actually his first book -- the book he published after The Firm became a hit. The book that no one wanted before he was famous. The book, apparently, that, if it hadn't had his name on it, would never have been published.

Now it's the fourth Grisham movie to be made, continuing in grand fashion that franchise of increasingly average film versions of his increasingly average writing.

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The United States Of Leland Review


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In The United States of Leland, vaunted young actor Ryan Gosling ostensibly plays the mysterious title character, Leland P. Fitzgerald, a teenager facing a prison sentence for the murder of the mentally challenged younger brother of his ex-girlfriend Becky, but for the most part he's doing a passable Jake Gyllenhaal impression.

Maybe I've seen too many Gyllenhaal movies, but Leland's slightly hunched posture and quizzical facial expression, indicative of a familiar detached dreaminess, recalls indie prince Jake constantly, right down to the casting of go-to indie girlfriend Jena Malone as Becky (who acted alongside Gyllenhaal in Donnie Darko). To be fair, I wasn't thinking of Gyllenhaal for every second Gosling was on screen. Sometimes I was musing over his unfortunate resemblance to Screech from TV's Saved by the Bell.

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American Beauty Review


Excellent

Every time I see a new Kevin Spacey movie, I expect the world from him, and every time he delivers the galaxy.

Arguably the greatest actor currently working in motion pictures, he is capable of putting across leagues of depth with the subtlest, most insignificant glance. He can play menacing or meek, ardent or indifferent, nervous or non-nonchalant with equal dexterity.

Look at "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil," "The Negotiator," "L.A. Confidential," "The Usual Suspects" or any of his recent roles and just try to imagine another actor in the part. It simply can't be done. Spacey doesn't act, he embodies his characters viscerally from the inside out.

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Beyond The Sea Review


Good

This Bobby Darin biopic reportedly spent about 20 years going through various drafts by many different screenwriters -- including James Toback and Paul Schrader -- before Kevin Spacey grabbed it and made it all his own.

Borrowing more than just a little from Bob Fosse's "All That Jazz," the co-writer, director and star sets his film in a kind of flashback/dream structure in which Darin (Spacey) talks with himself as a little kid. This non-reality also allows for the 45 year-old actor to play Darin, who died at age 37, throughout his career.

Spacey's Darin thinks very highly of himself; when he snatches up teen heartthrob Sandra Dee (Kate Bosworth) as his wife, it feels more like trophy gathering than romance. Yet Spacey's own gigantic hubris fits the part perfectly, and when Darin grouses about not winning the Oscar for "Captain Newman, M.D.," you can feel Spacey going through the same thing. When Spacey sings in Darin's voice, it's an act of supreme ego; he's as sure of his Darin impersonation as he is of his own greatness, and it works.

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Austin Powers In Goldmember Review


Weak

The cameo-driven, "Mission: Impossible 2"-spoofing, movie-within-a-movie, pre-title sequence of "Austin Powers in Goldmember" is the funniest five minutes to date in this spy comedy franchise. Then Mike Myers shows up and ruins everything.

Still trapped in a skit-comedy frame of mind all these years after leaving "Saturday Night Live," his short attention span has made the "Austin Powers" movies little more than a string of brief, loosely-related set pieces which are often 98 percent setup and 2 percent punch line.

Myers goes miles out of his way to make a reference to the 1983 song "Mr. Roboto" by the band Styx, for example. Then he spends nebulously unfunny gaps between such gags to make fleeting mentions of the plot, which in this case concerns Dr. Evil -- Myers cueball goofball homage to James Bond's maniacal bald nemesis Blofeld -- teaming up with an scabby Dutch roller-disco owner named Goldmember whom Evil has transported from the 1970s.

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The Life Of David Gale Review


Weak

Practically trumpeting its utter dependence on Hollywood convention, the death row drama-with-a-twist entitled "The Life of David Gale" acts as its own executioner, injecting the very first scene with a lethal cliché from which the film never recovers.

In the opening moments, a rental car driven by a big-city journalist (Kate Winslet) breaks down on a lonely Texas highway as she's desperately rushing to an execution with evidence that could exonerate the man scheduled to die.

So trite and inane is this plot device that 11 years ago it was a major punchline in Robert Altman's cynical, Hollywood-skewering farce "The Player." But to director Alan Parker ("Angela's Ashes") and writer Charles Randolph this is a very serious moment in what they erroneously hope will be a very important film about the capital punishment debate.

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Kevin Spacey's Brother Discussed Their Nazi Father


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'Se7en' star Kevin Spacey, has unwittingly had his dark and disturbing past revealed. by his brother. Randal Fowler, the older brother of Spacey, has suggested that as a child he was sexually abused by their American Nazi father. Fowler currently works as a Rod Stewart lookalike, hired for events and parties, although he is currently working on a book entitled 'I'm Spacey's Brother Whether He Likes It Or Not', in which he discloses a collection secrets from the family's history.

Related: Kevin Spacey Swapping Frank Underwood for Richard Nixon in 'Elvis and Nixon'

Fowler discussed his father, Geoff, who died at the age of 68 in 1992. Geoff was supposedly a failed writer and far-right-wing who chose to model his looks on his 'idol', Adolf Hitler. He allegedly beat Kevin and their sister Julie, although Fowler reveals that he was sexually molested in addition to the physical abuse.

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