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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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Kevin Spacey - The 19th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards at the Barker Hangar - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 16th January 2014

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Kevin Spacey - A variety of celebrities were spotted during the 13th day of the 2014 US Open Tennis Championships in New York, United States - Saturday 6th September 2014

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Kevin Spacey - Stars are spotted arriving in New York for day 6 of the 2014 US Open Tennis Championships - New York, United States - Saturday 30th August 2014

Kevin Spacey and Ashleigh Banfield - 66th Primetime Emmy Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 25th August 2014

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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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Kevin Spacey - Celebrities at Chiltern Firehouse in Marylebone - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 28th May 2014

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Kevin Spacey - Kevin Spacey dashes out via the back door of the Chiltern Firehouse restaurant wearing a grey flat cap, shortly before Bill Clinton left - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 28th May 2014

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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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Kevin Spacey - 2014 Tribeca Film Festival - 'NOW: In the Wings on a World Stage' at BMCC Tribeca PAC - New York City, New York, United States - Monday 21st April 2014

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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 and Kate Bosworth - American Museum of Moving Image Honors Kevin Spacey held at 583 Park Avenue - Arrivals - New York City, New York, United States - Wednesday 9th April 2014

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Kevin Spacey - Museum of the Moving Image 28th Annual Salute Honoring Kevin Spacey - Manhattan, New York, United States - Wednesday 9th April 2014

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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 and RedFoo of LMFAO - The 10th Annual Desert Smash hosted by Will Ferrell - Palm Springs, California, United States - Tuesday 4th March 2014

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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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Kevin Spacey - The 86th Annual Oscars held at Dolby Theatre - Red Carpet Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 2nd March 2014

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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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Kevin Spacey - House of Cards Season 2 Screening - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 14th February 2014

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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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Bryan Cranston Owns SAG Awards With Singing Acceptance Speech [Video]


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If there was ever any doubt over whether Bryan Cranston was rightfully awarded the Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Drama award at the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Saturday, those doubts will have surely been quashed by his amazing, and some might say tuneful, acceptance speech.

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A True Dude: Bryan Cranston Was Humbled By His Second Individual SAG Award.

The gleeful actor bounded up on to the stage after his win had been announced and gripping the trophy tightly in his hands, he began to show Breaking Bad fans a side of Heisenberg that that they would have never expected. "IIII won a SAG awaaard," sang Cranston operatically to laughter from the audience.

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Kevin Spacey - California - West Hollywood, California, United States - Saturday 18th January 2014

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Kevin Spacey - The 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards held at The Shrine Auditorium - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 18th January 2014

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Dana Brunetti and Kevin Spacey - The 19th Annual Critics' Choice Awards at The Barker Hangar - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 16th January 2014

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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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Golden Globes 2014 Celebrates New Shows Over The Old As Television Nominations Are Revealed


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The nominations for the 2014 Golden Globe Awards were revealed this week and although there were few surprises in the movie nominations; in the television categories however, it's time for change in the established order of critically-acclaimed TV. Former nomination regulars like Mad Men and Homefront are nowhere to be seen in the nominees lists, replaced instead by the new order of critically-acclaimed shows.

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Master of Sex, along with House of Cards, is now the show to beat

Master of Sex and House of Cards now look like the shows to beat, with Breaking Bad making what will be its final appearance at the Golden Globes with the series ending this year. This comes just a year after Homeland achieved the impressive feat of winning Best Drama Series, Best Male Actor and Best Female Actor all in one night, although this does mark the second year in a row that the 2007-2009 winner Mad Men has not appeared in the Best Drama category.

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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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Netflix's 'House Of Cards' To Return For Second Season Next Year


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Get ready to start binge-watching some high-quality drama once again, as Netflix's original series House of Cards is returning to the online streaming site for its second season. The Kevin Spacey vehicle will be back on 14 February, 2014, with Netflix making the entire, 13-episode season available to stream from then.

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The series was a hit last time around

Academy Award-winner Spacey will be back as the despicable US Senator Francis Underwood, who will continue to slither his way through the dark side of Washington D.C. to rise to the top of the political ladder, negotiating past all the greed, sex, love and corruption that lies in his way. Fellow Emmy-nominee Robin Wright will also be back for the second season, returning as Spacey's equally devious wife Claire Underwood, with director David Fincher and screenwriters Beau Willimon and Eric Roth all returning behind the scenes.

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House Of Cards Season 2 Air Date: What's In Store For Frank Underwood?


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House of Cards season 2 will premiere on Valentines' Day 2014, with all 13 episodes available straight away on Netflix. Executive produced by David Fincher, the second season of the classy political drama will continue to focus on Francis Underwood's (Kevin Spacey) ruthless rise to fame as journalist Zoe Barnes (Kate Mara) inches ever closer to the truths about his crimes.

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Though Spacey, Mara and Robin Wright are all back for season two, there's also some new names joining the cast including Jayne Atkinson (The Following), Gil Birmingham (The Lone Ranger) Joanna Going (Mad Men) Derek Cecil (Treme) and Costance Zimmer (The Newsroom).

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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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Kevin Spacey and Alek Wek - The Pirelli Calendar 50th Anniversary party held at HangarBicocca - Milan, Italy - Thursday 21st November 2013

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Is Season Three On The House Of Cards? Netflix Confident In Kevin Spacey Political Thriller


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Beau Willimon’s broody political thriller House of Cards was a success in its first season, with Kevin Spacey and co helping to bring streamed television to the forefront of the medium’s appeal.

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It was no surprise, given the critical response and the record-breaking Emmy performance, that season two would shortly follow, but Netflix’s confidence in the show seems to have skyrocketed with talk of a third season commission already on the… cards.

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Netflix Is Betting BIG On Kevin Spacey's 'House Of Cards'


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Netflix's chief content officer Ted Sarandos has hinted that the service's big-budget original drama House of Cards will run past its scheduled two seasons. Former House of Cards executive producer Rick Cleveland said last month that the Emmy-winning political drama would wrap up after its second season, though that no longer appears to be the case.

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"Our intent is that the show keep going for sure," said Sarandos at Film Independent's 9th annual confab on Saturday, according to Deadline, "It was a 26-episode commitment. It was not our intent that it just run for two seasons.Talks are in progress right now."

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Netflix Eyes More Original Programming With Thriller From 'Damages' Creators


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Having proved that online-only content streaming doesn’t just have to apply to shows gone by, Netflix are seeking more success with original programming, ordering a brand new thriller from the guys behind Damages. Having aired on FX, The 101 and DirecTV, Damages has been a real sleeping giant of TV thrillers, quietly accumulating a dedicated following and positive reviews along the way.

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Now, the show’s creators, Todd A. Kessler, Daniel Zelman and Glenn Kessler are on board with Netflix to helm a new thriller.

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Frank Underwood Feels Pain Yet Again As Netflix's 'House Of Cards' Comes Close


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If you’ve watched House of Cards, then you’ll know Kevin Spacey’s character – the unflinching Frank Underwood – doesn’t take kindly to anything less than perfection.

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And while the moody political drama, based in Washington and shown exclusively on the streaming service Netflix, made history with its Emmy nominations, a sole award for David Fincher in the directorial discipline wouldn’t have left the scheming politician with much doubt: next year must be a victorious one.

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Why Neil Patrick Harris Loves Presenting The Primetime Emmys


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Neil Patrick Harris will be hosting the Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday and seems to be excited to do so! This will be the second time Harris has presented the awards, and the 65th time the award ceremony has been held. 

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Neil Patrick Harris will be presenting the awards for the second time.

Harris has spoken of his love for television and that he is pleased to be involved in an event which honours it. As reported by USA Today, Harris said "I love TV and the motley crew of people that are part of it. With so many TV offerings of every type, I think that makes for a better viewing experience of television than ever, and I'm happy to be the guy in charge of honouring that."

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Kevin Spacey Warns That The End Is Neigh For Conventional Television


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Kevin Spacey delivered the James MacTaggart Memorial Lecture at this week's Edinburgh Television Festival and during his speech he didn't give the usual garb of how TV bosses have continued to bring quality television to viewers over the last year, but instead sent out a warning to those still preoccupied with the old ways of TV consumption. He claimed that the old ways of watching shows in front of the television were coming to an end and a new era of internet-based programming would soon be the norm, where "binge viewing" and freedom of selection exist over scheduled timetables.

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Spacey says 'the times they are a-changing' for TV

The speech, which The Telegraph have reprinted in it's entirety on their website, was full of enthusiasm and vigor for the future of TV, but it is (apparently) a future that will look nothing like the state of television from, say, ten years ago. The future of TV, he claimed, will develop from the current craze of readily available programmes available on streaming sites like Netfilx - the website that aired his much-praised starring vehicle House of Cards. That particular show has become one of the most discussed programmes in recent memory, and for good reason too; not just because it was well written and expertly acted, but because it was presented in a way nearly all programmes will be in the near-future (Spacey claims).

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Kevin Spacey Goes All Frank Underwood In MacTaggart Lecture


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Kevin Spacey gave the MacTaggart Lecture at the Edinburgh Television Festival this week, passionately arrguing that the small screen had become its own art form, eclipsing film in terms of character-driven drama.

It's hard to disagree with, following some hugely ambitious shows over the past few years, including Breaking Bad, Mad Men, Homeland and Spacey's very own House of Cards

"Our challenge now is to keep the flame of this revolutionary programming alive by continuing to seek out new talent, nurture it, encourage it, challenge it, give it home and the kind of autonomy that the past and present . has proved it deserves," he told the audience of TV executives, according to the Guardian

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Netflix At The Emmys? Networks Welcome The Change


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Beware the media revolution – specifically, Netflix shows at the Emmys. Four years after Dr. Horrible (Neil Patrick Harris) predicted the death of traditional media, online shows – that is, programming specifically produced for online distribution – might, for the first time, upstage traditional broadcasts. The contenders are the obvious ones – Arrested Development and House of Cards. The shows are leading contenders for the Best Actor and Best Program nominations – categories, which have up until now been the exclusive domain of broadcast and cable networks.

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Are online shows the way of the future?

Regardless of whether the two shows have any chance of winning - which, given their critical and audience reception, seems likely – the mere fact that the two are being considered shows a shift in the paradigm, so to speak. However, it might be that Netflix specifically, and not online content in general, is moving into the mainstream.

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Kenneth Branagh Takes It Too Far, Injuring Fellow Macbeth Cast Member


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Oh Kenneth Branagh, you get so deep into your roles, you’ve forgotten what’s real and what’s acting! The 52-year-old actor managed to injure one of the cast of Macbeth in a choreographed fight scene, by hitting him with a real sword. Notice we said hitting and not stabbing, lawyers.

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“There is enormous concentration,” he told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme on the perilous nature of the battle scenes. “It is impossible to say that it is without danger. Metal clashes, sparks literally fly.” In a statement, the Manchester International Festival (MIF) said: "An actor was hurt during one of the fight scenes in a performance of Macbeth on Wednesday night. MIF has qualified medics on site during each performance and the actor was assessed and told he was fine to continue on with the evening's performance. The actor was taken to hospital afterwards as a precaution."

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Frank Ocean, Jerry Seinfeld Win At 17th Annual Webby Awards


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Frank Ocean was among the winners at the 17th Annual Webby Awards, highlighting achievements on the internet. This year's awards were selected by judges in the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, including Huffington Post boss Arianna Huffington and Twitter co-founder Biz Stone.

Ocean won for his bold 'Thank You's' letter on his Tumblr, which announced his past relationship with a man. He wrote, "4 summer ago, I met somebody. I was 19 years old. He was too. We spent that summer, and the summer after, together. Everyday almost. Sleep I would often share with him. By the time I realized I was in love, it was malignant. It was hopeless. There was no escaping." Ocean was roundly applauded for his decision to come out, and has since gone onto enjoy huge success with his album Channel Orange. 

Elsewhere, Jerry Seinfeld won for his web-series Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee, which featured guests including Ricky Gervais and Larry David. Actor Kevin Spacey received an award for his role in setting up Netflix's $100 million series House of Cards. 

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Netflix Announces Phenomenally Successful First Quarter With 2 Million New Users


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Netflix stock rose yesterday by a record 24 per cent, which means the company is finally making money again, instead of losing it. Netflix execs attribute the development to the company’s 2 million new subscribers in the last quarter, as well as their recent strategy of focusing on original programming. It looks like the company is finally getting back on its feet after a stock plunge two years ago. Back then, Netflix pushed away customers with the decision to separate its streaming service from its DVD rental service and to raise prices overall. It finally seems like the new strategy is taking effect, as the company announced that it finally topped $1 billion in revenue.

Market ananysts are also giving the service their seal of approval. “Unlike last year, Netflix stock appears to be set for clear sailing now,” Susquehanna Financial Group analyst Vasily Karasyov said in a research note, quoted by The Boston Herald. “What we think is interesting is how the company’s original programming strategy is converging with that of a domestic premium network. … Netflix is racing to ramp up original hours of versatile programming in an effort to build a brand identity with different segments of the market.”

And really, if the company’s first original production, House of Cards starring Kevin Spacey, is anything to go by, that can only spell good things for Netflix users.

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Author Michael Dobbs Hails Netflix's "Much Darker" Version Of House Of Cards


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House of Cards is the most watched show on Netflix at the moment, and with all the critical backing and plaudits being rewarded to the show then it is easy to see why the original author of the book, Michael Dobbs, is happy with how things are going.

Dobbs was speaking on BBC's Daily Politics yesterday (Feb 12) when he gushed about the success of the Americanisation of his book, commending star Kevin Spacey as a fitting successor to Iain Richardson, who played the nefarious Francis Urquhart (now known as Underwood in the Netflix version) in the original BBC series from 1990. Dobbs went on to comment on how Netflix had "poured so much money into" the 13-episode series, which exceeds the original series by nine episodes. He said that the new show has embodied the "true to the spirit" of the book with its spendthrift attitude and lavish values, as it demonstrates what the show is really about - capital - before adding that he would describe the update as "The West Wing for werewolves... it will keep people awake at night".

With Arrested Development series 4 coming along soon, you could forgive people for constantly hailing Netflix's approach to delivering their series as the 'future of television'. Given House of Cards' success, who can be blamed for thinking this? The future may already be here.

Good Genes Or Good Ops: Which Male Celebrities Don't Show Their Age?


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We've all had that moment; looking at photos of our favourite celebs and then jumping out of our seats screaming, 'He's HOW old?!' Well, we've been doing a lot of that here at ContactMusic. Some stars seem to have crept up the age ladder pretty sneakily, the odd wrinkle and grey hair barely registering on our radar, while others don't seem to have aged at all! English football player David Beckham was in his twenties when he rose to global popularity and, looking at his recent H&M underwear advert, it seems that his iconic hairstyles and tattoos are our only way of working out the old from the newer pictures of him. However, he is only 37 and has plenty of time to catch up yet. It's the over-50s that have really had our mouths agape in recent times as we've been scouring the net for the most youthful looking middle to old aged stars. 

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Amazon Set To Begin Commissioning Original Shows


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It looks as though Amazon will be taking a page from Netflix' book and go into making their own original television shows following the success of Netflix' venture into original programming.

This could very well be the start of the future of television (not to jump to conclusions or anything) following the success of the new Netflix series House of Cards, the Kevin Spacey-staring and David Fincher-directed political drama, which has already garnered heaps of critical praise. With the long-awaited fourth season of Arrested Development on the way too, Netflix are genuinely bringing new ideas to the table in regards to the future of programming and it looks like Amazon are ready to swoop on in there before it's too late.

The online marketplace juggernaut will initially be concentrating on children's shows through their production branch, Amazon Studios. They have already announced that five kids shows are in the production stages, with pilots for each of the shows set to run on run on their streaming services Amazon Prime and Amazon Instant Video in the near future. This comes after the company also announced that it was planning on bringing six new comedy shows to it's expanding arsenal of products, with the show's pilots also being made available for free on their streaming services once completed. The new shows will be made available on Amazon Instant Video and Prime Instant Video in America and Canada, and on Lovefilm in the UK and Germany.

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House Of Cards Premiere Spells Positive Things For Netflix's Ambitious New Project


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Already described as the 'most remarkable new television drama of the year', Netflixs' ambitious project House of Cards is already making waves after airing it's premiere episode earlier this week through it's online service.

The new show, based on the 1990s BBC classic of the same name, see's star Kevin Spacey take on the role of political whip, Frank Underwood - and Spacey isn't the only household name to be attached to this huge new project. Oscar-winning film director David Fincher (who also serves as executive producer) gives the show his own unique take, whilst writer Beau Willimon (The Ides of March) has transplanted this classically British political drama into something that seems as though it was made specifically for Capitol Hill.

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10 Of Our Favourite Movie Robots


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What with Jake Schreier's upcoming movie 'Robot & Frank' scheduled for release in the UK on March 8th 2013 and talks of 'Star Wars: Episode VII' being in the making, we've put together a list of what we think are the best robots that we've ever seen on screen. This is with the exception of cyborgs, human-looking robots, cybernetic organisms and bots from TV programs because, let's face it, we'd be here forever.

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Kim Cattrall Returns Home To Play Hollywood Star At The Old Vic


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Sex and the City actress Kim Cattrall is to return to the stage for the Old Vic's forthcoming production of Tennessee Williams' Sweet Bird Of Young. The Liverpool-born actress will play a failing Hollywood star who quits the movie business when her anticipated comeback is a flop, reports the Press Association.

A noted theatre actress, Cattrall appeared as Cleopatra in the Chichester revival of Janet Suzman's production of Antony and Cleopatra last summer. She's spent increasingly more time in the UK since the last Sex and the City movie and told The Independent in June, "After Sex and the City ended I was exhausted and needed time out. My marriage was coming to an end and my job was finished and my father had just been diagnosed with dementia. I thought I just needed to stop...I needed to go home. For me that was England and Canada, and England was where I started working again and I'm so glad I did, I feel replenished and strong. Sometimes you really do need to go home again." The Old Vic's spring schedule is awash with high profile names as artistic director Kevin Spacey steps up his programme at the historic venue. It includes a version of Terence Rattigan's The Winslow Boy as well as Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing with stage legends James Earl Jones and Vanessa Redgrave. "The Old Vic has always been first and foremost an actors' theatre, a home for great talent and memorable performances," said Spacey, "I am delighted to welcome Lindsay Posner back to our theatre with The Winslow Boy and I know that audiences will be thrilled at the prospect of Kim Cattrall taking on Sweet Bird Of Youth directed by Marianne Elliott, whom we are so excited to welcome for the first time."

Currently showing at the Old Vic is the Trevor Nunn directed Kiss Me Kate, with Alex Bourne, David Burt and Adam Garcia. 

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Father Of Invention Trailer


Robert Axle is a wealthy infomercial master. However, when one of his latest inventions has a design fault that chops users' fingers off, his empire shatters. After spending eight years in federal prison, he is released, and begins to attempt to rebuild his fortune.

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Horrible Bosses Trailer


Nick Hendricks (a management candidate), Kurt Buckman (an accountant) and Dale Arbus (a dental assistant) are three best friends who love their jobs. However, for the three of them, there is just one thing coming between them and their happiness - their evil bosses.

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The Men Who Stare At Goats Review


Excellent
Based on true events as recounted in the Jon Ronson book, this freewheeling war comedy is deeply entertaining due to the crazy-but-believable premise and wonderfully outrageous characters.

Bob (McGregor) is a Michigan journalist desperate to prove himself, so he heads to Kuwait, hoping to find a story in Iraq. He meets the enigmatic Lyn Cassady (Clooney), whose story is so surreal that he can't help but follow him into the hot zone. Lyn is a member of the New Earth Army, a secret platoon formed in the 1980s by a hippie (Bridges) to create soldiers with Jedi mind powers. But their work went wrong when a jealous teammate (Spacey) dragged them into the dark side.

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21 Review


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With the ongoing popularity of high stakes poker, greenlighting a film like 21 would appear to be a Tinseltown no-brainer. After all, you've got the true story of how a group of MIT students broke the bank in Vegas by applying their highly trained analytical minds toward counting cards, beating Sin City's blackjack tables in the process. It's a mega-dose of Mensa wish fulfillment. But leave it to Hollywood to fiddle with the facts. Ben Mezrich's non-fiction book entitled Bringing Down the House centered on a group of mostly Asian geniuses grifting casinos for all the cash they could. Somehow, that translated into a cast consisting of Kevin Spacey, Jim Sturgess, and Kate Bosworth.

When Ben Campbell (Sturgess) learns that Harvard Medical School will cost $300,000 for tuition, room, and board, he sees no possible way of paying the bill. While studying one night, he is approached by Jason Fisher (Jacob Pitts) who invites him into the secret world of Professor Micky Rosa's (Spacey) card-counting club. With an elaborate system of formulas, buzzwords, and signals, Rosa and his students have been hitting Las Vegas on weekends and winning big. They now want Ben to join their clandestine cabal. At first, he says no. But thanks to the seductive sway of juicy Jill Taylor (Bosworth), Ben acquiesces. Soon, he is leading the group toward untold riches -- and the investigative glare of casino security agent Cole Williams (Laurence Fishburne).

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Mini's First Time Review


Terrible
In life, there are perpetual ups and downs. Example: After playing Lex Luthor with enough menacing glee to sustain a franchise let alone one film, Kevin Spacey goes and puts his hard earned time and money into producing Mini's First Time. At its Tribeca Film Fest premiere, it was obvious this film was going to get picked up (look at that cast!), but there were few other films less worthy of distribution.

Book-ended by a infuriatingly obvious graduation speech, the film kicks off with Mini (Nikki Reed) explaining how she needs to be a hooker, because modern, rich life is too damn easy. Her trick this evening just happens to be Martin (Alec Baldwin), her stepfather, who somehow doesn't notice the voice of his stepdaughter and agrees to turn off the lights for the entirety of the night. When confronted, Martin is apprehensive, but Mini sees opportunity in this equation. She quickly makes Martin a sex slave and devises a plan to get Diane (Carrie-Anne Moss), her mom sent to the looney bin, allowing for her and Martin to not have to hide their affair. Well, things go bad: Diane dies from an overdose, their neighbor (Jeff Goldblum) gets suspicious, and Detective Garson (Luke Wilson, for some reason) starts snooping around. Soon, Martin and Mini start questioning each other's motives.

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The Shipping News Review


OK
Kevin Spacey is the Spock of serious actors. He's dependable, methodical, passionless, a huge fan of saying everything by saying nothing at all. He tends to gravitate towards characters hiding some sort of fiery secret pain by denying themselves exterior displays of emotion or excitement. In certain films, this really works, thus earning Spacey a reputation as on of Hollywood's best working actors. In The Shipping News however, it bombs badly.

It's not really Spacey's fault, it's just the script. Spacey is Quoyle, a newly single father, after his slutty whore of a wife (Cate Blanchett) is killed while selling their daughter on the black market to earn spending cash for her latest biker boyfriend. Quoyle spends his time grieving and in denial and soon decides to follow a long lost aunt to the homeland of his family in Newfoundland. There, he stumbles into a job as the shipping news reporter for the local newspaper.

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Pay It Forward Review


Good
The very idea behind Pay It Forward -- that when someone does an enormous good deed for you should pay it "forward" to three other, unsuspecting persons -- requires what is described in the film as "an extreme act of faith in the goodness of people."

It's safe to say that your enjoyment of the film is bound by this same rule. Dyed-in-the-wool film critics like myself have been down this road once or twice before, and the enormous leap of faith it takes to convince oneself that, deep down, even "bad" people are good makes me want to reach for my DVD of A Clockwork Orange.

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K-PAX Review


Good
It would be an exaggeration to say that there are no original ideas anymore, that every movie fits some formula we've seen before. But, ya know, the claim isn't that far off the mark, and if the shoe fits...

So the genre we're talking about in the case of K-PAX: A crazy man thinks he's an alien (a psychic, a king, etc.). The obvious question: Which is he: crazy, or an alien, or both? (A crazy alien, now that would be a fun twist on the whole genre wouldn't it?)

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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


OK
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


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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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Kevin Spacey

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26th July, 1959

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