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The Sea Beast: Where You’ve Seen The Cast

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The release of Netflix’s animated movie The Sea Beast is on July 8th, 2022, and fans will recognize several of the cast members from other projects.

Viewers can finally see Netflix’s anticipated animated movie The Sea Beast on July 8th, 2022. The project has an abundance of notable talent behind it, including the writer and director, Chris Williams, who wrote and co-directed Moana, and a cast that’s been in projects from  The Boys to The Crown

The Sea Beast tells a tale of an era when monsters lived in the sea and monster hunters sought them. The most famous of these hunters is Jacob Holland (film and TV veteran Karl Urban), who is joined by Zaris-Angel Hator’s Maisie Brumble. While viewers can expect beautiful animation and memorable monster designs, it’ll also be exciting to see what the cast can bring to their roles from their diverse previous projects.

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Karl Urban – The Boys (2019- )

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Urban plays Jacob Holland, a beloved monster hunter in The Sea Beast. Urban has been in a variety of different projects including The Lord of the Rings and Star Trek, but the one he is most well known for currently is The Boys, where he plays “supe”-hunter Billy Butcher. This series is about a secret organization of vigilantes called The Boys, led by Billy Butcher, who try to kill corrupt superheroes.

Related: 10 Differences Between Billy Butcher In The Boys Show Versus The Comics

Urban’s Billy Butcher is a violent anti-hero who hates superheroes. While Billy does have a past with an abusive father and Homelander sexually assaulted his wife (resulting in a powered child), he lets his hatred of superheroes consume him. His hatred has expanded to the point that he doesn’t make any exceptions and treats all superheroes as evil. This is a far darker and less family-friendly role than he plays in The Sea Beast.


Dan Stevens – Downtown Abbey (2010-2015)

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Stevens plays Admiral Hornagold in The Sea Beast. Stevens has a wide variety of projects in live-action, animation, and – in one case – motion capture (Beauty and the Beast). His most well-known project is Downton Abbey, where he played Mathew Crawley. Downtown Abbey is about the aristocratic Crawley family and their servants.

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Related: 10 Movies & TV Shows Where You’ve Seen The Cast of Downton Abbey: A New Era

Stevens’ Mathew had a very dramatic romantic relationship with Mary, his distant cousin and one of the Crawley sisters. He also goes from being a lawyer to becoming an Earl. His relationship with Mary takes a tragic turn after he is first paralyzed in World War One and is later in a road accident just as his son is being born. This role shows that Stevens is capable of playing tragic characters with complex relationships, which may come through in The Sea Beast.


Jared Harris – The Crown (2016-2017)

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Harris plays Captain Crow in The Sea Beast. Harris has had many character roles, but one of his most well-known is depicting real-life King George VI in The Crown, which tells the story of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II.

Harris’ King George VI is a very sympathetic, if short-lived, portrayal of the man whose death is the catalyst for the rest of the series. This is a very important role despite its short run time. Harris is known for taking small roles and elevating them to something memorable for viewers, so fans are confident that he’ll deliver a solid performance in The Sea Beast. 

Kathy Burke – Elizabeth (1998)

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Burke plays Gwen Batterbie in The Sea Beast. Burke is known for playing a variety of different character roles, but one of her most well-known parts is her portrayal of real-life Queen Mary Tudor in Elizabeth. This movie covers the early years of Queen Elizabeth’s reign.

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Burke’s Queen Mary Tudor was a very over-the-top portrayal of the real-life queen. Queen Mary was portrayed as a mostly evil religious zealot who wanted to kill her sister, Mary.  While this portrayal was over the top at times, she did have sympathetic moments – such as her husband leaving her to go to Spain and her phantom pregnancy.

Marianne Jean-Baptiste – Without a Trace (2002-2009)

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Jean-Baptiste plays Sarah Sharpe in The Sea Beast. Jean-Baptiste has had a number of parts through the years in both British and American productions. One of her most well-known performances is on the American series Without A Trace, where she played Vivian Johnson. This series is about the FBI missing persons squad that tracks down missing people by applying advanced psychological profiling.


Jean-Baptiste’s Vivian Johnson had a strong presence in the series and was the leader of the team, Jack’s (Anthony LaPaglia) right hand. Vivian had a dramatic storyline – she almost got promoted as the new leader after Jack was to move to Chicago for his wife’s promotion. After his wife decided she wanted a divorce, he was reinstated as leader. This caused Vivian and Jack to fall out until she developed a deadly heart disease.

Zaris-Angel Hator – Victoria (2018)

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Hator plays Maisie Brumble in The Sea Beast. Hator has featured in several projects, but one of her most memorable is her first role as Sarah in the Victoria Christmas episode, “Comfort and Joy.” Victoria is about the early reign of Queen Victoria (Jenna Coleman).

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Hator as Sarah is very sympathetic as a young African girl who feels out of place in Victoria’s court.  She feels a sense of loneliness due to being a “gift” to Queen Victoria when she would much rather stay with the kind Forbes family, who she had already stayed with. Victoria tries to make Sarah feel at home with her and the palace, being rightfully horrified by being gifted a human being. Sarah is central to the plot of this episode, also causing conflict between Victoria and Albert, as Albert resents Sarah’s presence. This is impressive that Hator was able to play such a central role at such a young age, and fans are excited to see how she contributes to The Sea Beast.


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Here’s how Homelander and Soldier Boy shot that epic “Herogasm” fight scene

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Here’s how Homelander and Soldier Boy shot that epic “Herogasm” fight scene

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Barring that epic “girls do get it done” scene in season two, it feels like we’ve rarely seen supe vs. supe fights in Amazon’s The Boys, but not if “Herogasm” has anything to say about the matter.

The show’s most successful, and perhaps content risky, episode to date not only offered a glimpse into what superhero orgies look like, it finally gave fans what they’d been waiting to see since those first few episodes set up the fictional world and its power dynamics back in 2019.

By this, of course, we’re not referring to the art of seismic procreation as demonstrated by all the C-listers coming together for a bit of how’s your father. The episode’s surprise highlight actually involved Soldier Boy and Homelander finally knocking fists and swinging each other around the only way two supes of their physical prowess know how to. Things got even juicier when Billy Butcher joined in with his temporarily enhanced stamina and endurance.

Okay, we should probably stop it with the euphemisms and let you watch this new behind-the-scenes clip for yourself, wherein Homelander pushes Soldier Boy up against the chimney with the help of a dozen strings. (Okay, we’ll stop for real now.)

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It never ceases to amaze us how post-production work turns an incomplete and messy shot such as the one you see above into a seamless superhero fight that suspends your disbelief without so much as a small blunder that undermines all of this as ultimately make-believe.

Television has definitely come a long way since the days we had to use our imagination to fill in the gaps. There was a time, in fact, not so long ago, when TV shows had to save up on three seasons’ worth of budget to be able to deliver a fight that barely stacked up to the one we witnessed in “Herogasm” this week, brief as it was.

In any event, The Boys season three returns this Friday with its penultimate episode.

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Dario Argento’s Tenebrae slashes onto 4K UHD in July

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This is the summer of Dario Argento. The legendary Italian director has a new film coming to theaters. Argento is being praised for his acting performance in Gaspar Noé’s Vortex. His vast filmography is being re-issued in 4K UHD so longtime fans enjoy a high resolution of his revolutionary work. Synapse Films is releasing a 4K UHD version of Tenebrae. A writer arrives in Italy to promote his new novel only to discover someone is using his work as part of elaborate murders. The movie is a giallo masterpiece with a killer slashing away. The title refers to a special Catholic Mass where at the end of the service all the lights in the church are off so the congregation is in pitch black. There is quite a bit of darkness on the screen. Here’s the press release from MVD Entertainment Group with all the details of the 4K UHD:

DIRECTOR DARIO ARGENTO’S CLASSIC FILM
TENEBRAE
CELEBRATES ITS 40TH ANNIVERSARY
NEWLY RESTORED IN 4K ULTRA HD
(7/26)
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Italian horror master Dario Argento elevates the giallo genre to new heights with 1982’s TENEBRAE, a darkly humorous and notoriously grisly murder-mystery that many consider to be one of his finest works.
Now, Synapse Films, in conjunction with Arrow Video, makes this gory suspense classic available for the first time on UHD in a new 4K restoration for TENEBRAE‘s 40th anniversary!

American mystery author Peter Neal (Anthony Franciosa, Death Wish II) comes to Rome to promote his newest novel, Tenebrae. A razor-wielding psychopath is on the loose, taunting Neal and murdering those around him in gruesome fashion just like the character in his novel. As the mystery surrounding the killings spirals out of control, Neal investigates the crimes on his own, leading to a mind-bending, genre-twisting conclusion that will leave you breathless!

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Co-starring John Saxon (A Nightmare on Elm Street), Daria Nicolodi (Phenomena), John Steiner (Caligula) and featuring beautiful cinematography by Luciano Tovoli (Suspiria), this stunning all-new 4K restoration includes hours of extras and, for the first time ever, the alternate U.S. theatrical cut, Unsane.
Synapse Films presents Dario Argento’s Tenebrae in a strictly limited, three-disc (2 UHD/1 BD) 6000-piece Limited Edition boxed set. One pressing only.

Tenebrae (Limited Edition)
American mystery author Peter Neal (Anthony Franciosa) comes to Rome to promote his novel, Tenebrae, while a murdering psychopath is on the loose!

List Price: $64.95  

Italian horror master Dario Argento elevates the giallo genre to new heights with 1982’s TENEBRAE, a darkly humorous and notoriously grisly murder-mystery that many consider to be one of his finest works. Now, Synapse Films, in conjunction with Arrow Video, makes this gory suspense classic available for the first time on UHD in a new 4K restoration for TENEBRAE‘s 40th anniversary! American mystery author Peter Neal (Anthony Franciosa, Death Wish II) comes to Rome to promote his newest novel, Tenebrae. A razor-wielding psychopath is on the loose, taunting Neal and murdering those around him in gruesome fashion just like the character in his novel. As the mystery surrounding the killings spirals out of control, Neal investigates the crimes on his own, leading to a mind-bending, genre-twisting conclusion that will leave you breathless! Co-starring John Saxon (A Nightmare on Elm Street), Daria Nicolodi (Phenomena), John Steiner (Caligula) and featuring beautiful cinematography by Luciano Tovoli (Suspiria), this stunning all-new 4K restoration includes hours of extras and, for the first time ever, the alternate U.S. theatrical cut, Unsane. Synapse Films presents Dario Argento’s Tenebrae in a strictly limited, three-disc (2 UHD/1 BD) 6000-piece Limited Edition boxed set. One pressing only.

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Bonus Materials
New 4K restoration from the original camera negative in Dolby Vision (HDR10 compatible) in its original 1.85:1 aspect ratio
Limited edition packaging with newly commissioned artwork by Wes Benscoter
Illustrated collector’s booklet featuring writing on the film by filmmaker Peter Strickland and Argento biographer Alan Jones, an interview with cinematographer Luciano Tovoli and a new, in-depth analysis of the film by critic Ashley Lane.
Fold-out double-sided poster featuring original Italian and Japanese poster art
Six double-sided, postcard-sized lobby card reproduction artcards
Original Italian and English front and end titles and insert shots
English subtitles for the Italian soundtrack
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack
Audio commentary by authors and critics Alan Jones and Kim Newman
Audio commentary by Argento expert Thomas Rostock
Audio commentary by Maitland McDonagh, author of Broken Mirrors/Broken Minds: The Dark Dreams of Dario Argento
YELLOW FEVER: THE RISE AND FALL OF THE GIALLO: a feature-length documentary charting the genre from its beginnings to its influence on the modern slasher film, featuring interviews with Dario Argento, Umberto Lenzi, Luigi Cozzi and more!
BEING THE VILLAIN: a newly edited archival interview with actor John Steiner
OUT OF THE SHADOWS: an archival interview with Maitland McDonagh
VOICES OF THE UNSANE: an archival featurette containing interviews with writer/director Dario Argento, actresses Daria Nicolodi and Eva Robins, cinematographer Luciano Tovoli, composer Claudio Simonetti and assistant director Lamberto Bava
SCREAMING QUEEN: an archival interview with Daria Nicolodi
THE UNSANE WORLD OF TENEBRAE: an archival interview with Dario Argento
A COMPOSITION FOR CARNAGE: an archival interview with Claudio Simonetti
Archival introduction by Daria Nicolodi
International theatrical trailer
Japanese “Shadow” theatrical trailer
Alternate opening credits sequence
“Unsane” end credits sequence
Image galleries
UNSANE: The re-edited 90-minute US version, specially recreated for this release from the new 4K restoration of the full-length 101-minute version, exclusive to UHD. Presented in 4K UHD in Dolby Vision (HDR10 compatible)
UNSANE (Two audio options): a recreation of the original theatrical experience, complete with jump cuts and sudden audio shifts, and a new, more seamless edit created for this release, both in restored lossless English mono
UNSANE: Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
UNSANE: Original “Take Me Tonight” stereo EP recording, performed by Kim Wilde
DTS-HD MA Lossless Original English and Italian language soundtracks
Region Free Set

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‘Better Call Saul’ showrunner Peter Gould says all of your ‘Breaking Bad’ theories about Walt and Jesse are wrong

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‘Better Call Saul’ showrunner Peter Gould says all of your ‘Breaking Bad’ theories about Walt and Jesse are wrong

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We’re less than two weeks out from the thrilling conclusion of AMC’s Better Call Saul, the Breaking Bad spinoff that has somehow managed to eclipse the popularity of the original series. Since the series premiered in 2015, thirsty fans have been wondering if Walter White (Bryan Cranston) and Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) will ever show up, and as we barrel towards the finish line, it has been confirmed that the OG meth cooks will indeed make cameos.

But now, instead of wondering if Walt and Jesse are going to show up, fans are now left wondering in what capacity. Will they be together? And what part of the timeline will they appear in?

“You’re going to see Walt and Jesse this season, but I think the way you see them and when you see them won’t necessarily be what you’d expect,” co-showrunner Peter Gould told EW on Wednesday. “I’ve heard a lot of few theories about what’s going to happen, and I’m happy to report I haven’t heard a theory that comes quite close to the actual fact.” However, Gould does note that the timing of Walt’s and Jesse’s appearances “is just one factor that will help it to rise above fan service.”

Hopefully, he’s not just trolling us, and it turns out that we just see Walt and Jesse sitting in the background at like, Los Pollos Hermanos or something.

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“The thing that I’m really proud of is that we waited to see them until it was right for this story,” Gould added. “Of course, the low-hanging fruit would’ve been to have them appear early in season one, to kick the show off. I think the way that they do appear is all about the story of Jimmy McGill and Kim Wexler (Rhea Seehorn), and Mike Ehrmantraut (Jonathan Banks). I hope you agree when you see it.”

We’ve had no reason to question the judgment of Gould and Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan so far, so we eagerly await what they have in store for us.

Cranston likewise teased his upcoming cameo during a radio interview this week.

“It was surreal. Aaron Paul and I, we had to coordinate our schedules to make sure we were available when they were in production,” Cranston told Radio Times. “So a year ago, April, is when we shot it. And because it was a separate section of us shooting the scene, I don’t know what actual episode it’s in. Because it wasn’t done in order.”

He added that he and Paul were secretly flown into New Mexico and confined to an Airbnb to ensure maximum confidentiality.

“There was all this stuff going on; it was exciting! But also a secret, and we kept it secret for a year,” he added. “And then when Better Call Saul premiered, they announced it, and Aaron and I said: ‘Oh, well, I guess we can talk about it now!’”

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Hold onto your butts, because the second half of Better Call Saul season six premieres on July 11 on AMC and AMC Plus.

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