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Network: History. Episodes: Ongoing (hour). Seasons: Ongoing. TV show dates: December 6, 2017 — present. Series status: Has not been cancelled. Performers include: Tom Cullen, Pádraic Delaney, Simon Merrells, Olivia Ross, Ed Stoppard, Sabrina Bartlett, Julian Ovenden, Jim Carter, Bobby Schofield, Sarah-Sofie Boussnina, Sam Hazeldine, and Nasser Memarzia. TV show description: From creators Don Handfield and Richard Rayner, the Knightfall TV show is a fictional historical drama set in the Middle Ages. The story kicks off in the year 1291, as the Knights Templar lose their last Holy Land stronghold -- the City of Acre. The battle claims the lives of many of their order and the Holy Grail is lost, seemingly forever. Fifteen years later,
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Knightfall’s Tom Cullen on the amazing period costumes in History’s new Templar drama

Whether fact, fantasy or fiction, the elusive Holy Grail has always been the focus of many a dramatic tale on TV and film. Now History’s latest dramatic ten-episode effort, Knightfall, is at the forefront of this purported “cup of Christ” legendary saga. Knightfall is profoundly opulent, textural in look and layered with assiduous realism despite the fantastical elements of the storyline. The series follows the mysterious and wealthy Knights Templar, a secretive military order of the Middle Ages consigned to find and to protect Christianity’s most prized relic. The story unfolds in the Holy Land in 1291 during the Siege...read more
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Tom Cullen on Why 'Knightfall' Is the 'Best Thing' He's Ever Done (Exclusive)

Tom Cullen on Why 'Knightfall' Is the 'Best Thing' He's Ever Done (Exclusive)
The Knightfall crew moved heaven and earth to bring the show to screen... and so did its star, Tom Cullen

The show was picked up for 10 episodes straight-to-series in January 2016, signifying History's confidence in the Jeremy Renner-executive produced project, despite a massive set fire halfway through filming, and a Welsh actor who auditioned for the role of a warrior monk looking "like a mix between a gerbil and a Christmas pudding." 

"Honestly, I looked like a turkey!" Cullen boldly confesses to Et after a night out promoting the show in Los Angeles. "I had just come out of Christmas, and I just looked like Christmas, do you know what I mean? I was the human equivalent of Christmas, so I had to do a lot of work in order to make myself look like a knight." 

The actor was in the gym five hours a day for three months "to make myself look less [like a] turkey" before filming
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‘Batman Ninja’ Trailer: The Dark Knight Heads to Feudal Japan and Battles the Joker in Stunning Anime

‘Batman Ninja’ Trailer: The Dark Knight Heads to Feudal Japan and Battles the Joker in Stunning Anime
If “Justice League” and Ben Affleck have you missing the days when Batman truly kicked ass on the big screen (we miss you, Christian Bale), then you better put “Batman Ninja” at the very top of your must-see superhero film list. The latest Batman adventure might just be The Dark Knight’s most visually stunning piece of cinema yet, and it’s all thanks to director Jumpei Mizusaki.

Read More:Ben Affleck’s Future as Batman: The Mystery of Whether or Not He’ll Leave the Dceu Deepens

“Batman Ninja” is an anime adventure in which Batman and a handful of his most iconic allies and enemies get transported back to feudal Japan during the Middle Ages. Joining Batman in the past is Alfred, the Joker, Harley Quinn, and Catwoman, and the trailer below suggests an epic, samurai-influenced battle between good and evil.

Batman has had a long history of acclaimed animated adaptations,
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Vikings season 4 recap

Laura Akers Nov 29, 2017

With season 5 arriving this week, here's a handy reminder of what happened in Vikings season 4. Spoilers ahead...

Warning: contains spoilers (as you might expect!) for Vikings season 4

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One of the standards of medieval storytelling is the concept of the Wheel of Fortune. Unlike modern uses of the trope, where every new endeavour is subject to the unpredictable whims of Fortune (a turn of the wheel), in the Middle Ages, the Wheel represented the cycle of fate on a larger scale. It was a reminder that no matter what a character’s current status, the wheel kept inexorably turning, dragging down the highest and raising the lowest.

And so, if seasons one through three of Vikings were largely the
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Horror Highlights: Photos from Shaun Of The Dead Screening, Darren Lynn Bousman on Shaken, Halloween Music from Stranger Things Composers, Tick

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In today's special Halloween edition of Horror Highlights, we have a look at photos from the Shaun of the Dead screening at the Greek Theatre (featuring special guests Edgar Wright and Lucy Davis), details on director Darren Lynn Bousman's appearance as a guest judge on Shaken: The Cocktail Challenge, info on new Halloween music from the Stranger Things composers, a Kickstarter campaign for the new short film Tick, PBS' digital series Origin of Everything, and the Mausoleum of the Macabre's Halloween special.

Shaun of the Dead Screening at the Greek Theatre: "Focus 15, the initiative commemorating the founding 15 years ago of worldwide film company Focus Features, partnered with Fandango, the ultimate digital network for all things movies, and the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles for a special Halloween week outdoor zombie screening of Shaun of the Dead last night, hosted by Fandango’s Alicia Malone and joined by the film
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This Friday the 13th Marks Flight 666's Final Trip to Hel

This Friday the 13th Marks Flight 666's Final Trip to Hel
Lucky passengers flying from Copenhagen to Hel on flight 666 landed safely on Friday the 13th at Helsinki Airport. The most metal way to fly has officially ended since Nordic airline Finnair will now use a new flight number after 11 years of flight 666 taking passengers to Hel. Friday the 13th is known as an unlucky day in Western culture, so mix that with the Mark of the Beast and you could end up with some pretty uncomfortable passengers, especially since the flight goes straight to Hel.

A spokesperson for Finnair said, "today will be the final time that our AY666 flight flies to Hel." As of Oct 29th, some of the flight numbers in the Finnair network will change and AY666 flight from Copenhagen to Helsinki will change to AY954. In 11 years, flight 666 flight to Hel has flown on Friday the 13th a total of 21 times, all without incident. The flight
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Learn How Walking Has Changed Since The Middle Ages In Fascinating Video

Have you ever wondered how people walked in the Middle Ages? Probably not, because most people wouldn't immediately assume people walked differently back then, but once you realize shoes weren't nearly as good as they are now, it makes a lot of sense. Check out the technique in the video below, and I'm going to try and convert my walking style to see if my skeleton benefits from it any!
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Knightfall: History Announces Premiere Date for New Scripted Series

History is going medieval. This week, the network released a new trailer and the premiere date for their upcoming TV show Knightfall.The historical drama "takes viewers inside the medieval politics and warfare of the Knights Templar, the most powerful, wealthy and mysterious military order of the Middle Ages who were entrusted with protecting Christianity's most precious relics." The cast includes Tom Cullen, Pádraic Delaney, and Jim Carter.Read More…
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History’s Knights Templar series Knightfall gets a trailer

History has debuted a new trailer for its upcoming original historical drama Knightfall. The series recounts the fall and persecution of the mysterious military order the Knights Templar, and features a cast that includes Tom Cullen, Sam Hazeldine, Simon Merrells, Jim Carter, Olivia Ross, Ed Stoppard, Julian Ovenden, Sabrina Bartlett, Padraic Delaney, and Bobby Schofield; watch it below…

The Knights Templar were the most powerful, wealthy and mysterious military order of the Middle Ages, entrusted with protecting Christianity’s most prized relic—the Holy Grail—and harboring secrets capable of great destruction.

Knightfall goes deep into the clandestine world of this legendary brotherhood of warrior monks. From their battles in the Holy Land, to their complex relationship with the King of France, to the betrayal that would ultimately lead to their tragic dissolution, the story of the Knights Templar has never been fully told until now.

Knightfall is set to premiere on December 6th.
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Knightfall: new trailer released and air date confirmed

Kirsten Howard Michael Ahr Sep 26, 2017

A new crusades-era drama on the History Channel is ready to roll out, and we've now got a big trailer and a confirmed air date for the show.

Following in the tradition of its highly successful period drama, Vikings, the History Channel is all set to introduce another historical fiction series to the world. Entitled Knightfall, it aims to capture the political intrigue of the Crusades and the Knights Templar, who sought the holy grail during the Middle Ages.

We now have a proper, full trailer for the series. It gives viewers a good idea of how broadly Knightfall intends to explore the world of 1306....

The first trailer gave us a glimpse of the mystery surrounding the location of the holy grail and how the warriors of the Templar Order sought it against all enemies.

Knightfall air date

Knightfall will make its debut on the History Channel on December 6,
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TVLine Items: Archie Panjabi Is Female Bull, Fox's Rent Set for 2019 and More

TVLine Items: Archie Panjabi Is Female Bull, Fox's Rent Set for 2019 and More
The Good Wife vet Archie Panjabi is returning to her former CBS stomping grounds for a guest spot on the network’s sophomore drama Bull.

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Just like Michael Weatherly’s Tac team leader, Panjabi’s character — the brilliant Arti Cander — “is a trial scientist as well,” Bull showrunner Glenn Gordon Caron tells TVLine of Panjabi’s one-off appearance, in Episode 8. “We’re very excited to have her.”

Bull returns this Tuesday, Sept. 26 at 9/8c on CBS.

EW.com first reported the casting.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets?
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Enter The Dragon: the unlikely story of the novelization

Craig Lines Oct 4, 2017

The iconic Enter The Dragon came with a tie-in book that was a bestseller. We took a look...

Enter The Dragon needs no introduction. 40+ years on and its imagery is still the first thing that springs to mind when most people think 'kung fu'. Bruce Lee’s physicality in the film is off the scale, staging and performing some of the best, most brutal and impactful onscreen fights ever. Jim Kelly oozes Blaxploitation cool. Lalo Schifrin’s orientalist funk soundtrack is the height of 70s chic. The movie looks great, sounds great and hits hard.

However, you’ll rarely hear much praise for the plot. Lee plays, uh, 'Lee', a shaolin monk who’s hired by a British intelligence agency to infiltrate the island stronghold of a rogue shaolin called Han, who’s into human trafficking, drug running and world domination. It’s awkwardly structured and more
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‘Knightfall’: Jeremy Renner-Produced History Drama Series Gets Fall Premiere & Trailer

History has slotted Wednesday, December 6 at 10 Pm for the premiere of its new drama series Knightfall, from A+E Studios, Jeremy Renner’s The Combine and Midnight Radio, and has released a new trailer. Created by Don Handfield and Richard Rayner, Knightfall goes inside the medieval politics and warfare of the Knights Templar, the most powerful, wealthy and mysterious military order of the Middle Ages who were entrusted with protecting Christianity's most precious relics. K…
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Medieval Drama ‘Knightfall’ Gets Winter Premiere Date at History

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Medieval Drama ‘Knightfall’ Gets Winter Premiere Date at History
History has set a Dec. 6 premiere date for “Knightfall,” the network announced on Monday. The 10-episode series delves into the medieval politics and warfare of the Knights Templar, the most powerful, wealthy and mysterious military order of the Middle Ages who were entrusted with protecting Christianity’s most precious relics. “Downton Abbey” alum Tom Cullen stars in the series as the headstrong Templar Knight Landry as he embarks on a mission in search of the Holy Grail. Also Read: 'Vikings' Lands Early Season 6 Renewal From History The series also stars Pádraic Delaney, Simon Merrells, Jim Carter, Olivia Ross, Ed Stoppard,
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Emilia Clarke Just Got One Step Closer to Becoming Khaleesi in Real Life by Dyeing Her Hair Platinum Blonde

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Emilia Clarke Just Got One Step Closer to Becoming Khaleesi in Real Life by Dyeing Her Hair Platinum Blonde
Emilia Clarke doesn’t have a whole lot in common with the character she plays on Game of Thrones, aside from being a total badass, of course. After all, it’s hard to find a ton of common ground with a woman living in a fictional Middle Ages-inspired feudal society, fighting to reclaim her family’s seat as the head of the seven kingdoms while also raising and training a pack of unruly dragons. But Emilia just took one major step closer towards fully transforming into her sci-fi alter ego, dyeing her hair a frosty shade of Khaleesi blonde.
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The Man Who Laughs: the movie that inspired The Joker

Jim Knipfel Sep 18, 2017

One of the earliest scary clown movies, The Man Who Laughs was also an influence on the creation of Batman villain, The Joker...

Clowns, both creepy and, well, slightly less creepy, were lurking about in the shadows for thousands of years before Stephen King’s evil clown Pennywise shambled along with those sinister red balloons of his. The Egyptians had them, the Greeks had them, the Romans had them. But in the 17th and 18th centuries, an interesting and telling thing happened.

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During the Middle Ages, the clown and the performing freak were essentially one and the same. The jesters and fools who entertained in the royal courts of Europe were usually attired in flamboyant and garish costumes and makeup, and were often physically deformed in some way. After that, however, the two began to tear themselves apart, with the
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‘Game of Thrones’: 10 Reasons Why Season 7 Was a Major Disappointment

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‘Game of Thrones’: 10 Reasons Why Season 7 Was a Major Disappointment
Now that Season 7 is over, “Game of Thrones’s” flaws have shaked out in a fascinating way — and we’re now fascinated by said issues. The below issues aren’t our Only complaints for the latest season, but we still have a lot of concerns.

Congratulations, citizens of Westeros, on your newfound ability to teleport!

Even though “Game of Thrones” takes place in a setting that is technologically equivalent to the Middle Ages, the Westerosi have apparently cracked the code on instantaneous travel. Perhaps we should pray to the God of the Seven ourselves.

But seriously, we’ve already gone on about the ridiculously fast travel time for many of these cross-country and maritime journeys on the show. What it comes down to is lazy writing. In the past, whole seasons were dedicated to following characters’ lives on the road, such as when Arya (Maisie Williams) was escaping from Winterfell
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Chicago’s Cinepocalypse 2017’s First Wave of Programming Includes Tragedy Girls, Suspiria Uncut, Mohawk

Zombies, serial killers, and all manner of creepy creatures will descend upon the inaugural Cinepocalypse film festival in November 2nd–9th at Chicago's Music Box Theatre, and the first wave of programming has officially been announced, including Tyler MacIntyre's Tragedy Girls, Ted Geoghegan's Mohawk, and the 35mm uncut version of Suspiria.

Press Release: August 31, 2017 - The Music Box Theatre is proud to announce their first wave of programming and guests for the debut year of Cinepocalypse (an evolution to the program design of Bruce Campbell's Horror Film Festival), which will take place November 2 - 9 at Chicago’s Music Box Theatre. The Midwest’s largest gathering of genre films and fans, the festival’s organizers are proud to have acclaimed screenwriter Simon Barrett (You’re Next, The Guest) guest host the entirety of the festival.

Writer/director Joe Carnahan (The Grey, Smokin’ Aces, The A-Team) will guest curate “Blood,
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