All posts by Layla Hedges

Layla is a graduate in art history & classics enjoying a lifelong love affair with television and film. Jimmy Stewart, historical fiction and diverse representation are a few of her favorite things.

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A first teaser trailer for the next season of Starz’s time travel romance “Outlander” has been released! The clips included of course feature Claire (Caitriona Balfe) and Jamie (Sam Heughan) preparing to face what lies ahead for them after everything they’ve already managed to get through. The trailer promises new levels of court intrigue with the couple now taking their foreknowledge to France. We see Claire dining in her French best, Jamie caressing her expecting baby belly and a glimpse of what surely won’t be an easy struggle to changeRead More
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Actress Margaret Qualley, as reported by Deadline, is currently in negotiations to join Warner Bros.’ horror film “Death Note” in the female lead role. Adam Wingard (“The Guest”) will be directing. The film, scripted by Jeremy Slater (“Fantastic Four”), is an adaptation of a Japanese manga series. The story follows a student (Nat Wolff, “The Fault in Our Stars”) who discovers a supernatural notebook that will allow him to kill any individual by writing down the victim’s name within. He then decides to use this to cleanse the world ofRead More
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 14:  Actress Gina Rodriguez attends the CW Network's 2015 Upfront at the London Hotel on May 14, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for The CW)
Rising actress Gina Rodriguez is in talks to join the cast of Paramount’s upcoming sci-fi film “Annihilation,” according toTheWrap. She would be starring alongside already cast Natalie Portman (“Thor: The Dark World”) in the film, set to be directed by Alex Garland (“Ex Machina”). The story follows a biologist, presumed to be Portman’s role, who signs up for a dangerous expedition where the laws of nature don’t apply. She is joined by an anthropologist, a surveyor and a psychologist who takes leadership of the group. Oscar winner Frances McDormand (“OliveRead More
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Last week’s “Outlander” saw Claire (Caitriona Balfe) make a big decision. When given the opportunity to go home, to her own time, she instead returned to Jamie (Sam Heughan). This week’s episode brings them finally to Lallybroch. Although the homecoming should be a glad occurrance, Jamie is still haunted by the drama that he and his family faced there at the hand of Captain Jack (Tobias Menzies). He’s reunited with his sister Jenny (Laura Donnelly) and meets her son, a Jamie Jr. He becomes upset, believing the child must beRead More
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At the end of last week’s “Outlander”, we saw Claire (Caitriona Balfe) and Geillis (Lotte Verbeek) arrested on charges of alleged witchcraft. This episode sees the two women thrown into a dank dungeon where their heightened emotions result an argument of blame and accusations. Claire tells Geillis that she knows about her husband’s poisoning and that she is likely to blame. Geillis doesn’t deny the claim, and remains unusually calm as they await whatever is to come. She believes Dougal (Graham McTavish) will come for them. But she doesn’t knowRead More
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Claire (Caitriona Balfe) and Jamie (Sam Heughan) never quite seem to get a break from the trouble they face on “Outlander”. Tonight’s episode begins with them getting once again more acquainted in their bedroom until they’re interrupted by urgent knocking at the door. The Duke of Sandringham (Simon Callow) has arrived and Jamie sees this as an opportunity to gain a pardon, while Claire insists that he shouldn’t be trusted. She knows he’s an ally of Black Jack Randall’s (Tobias Menzies) and it’s likely nothing good will come of him.Read More
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The mid-season finale of Starz’s “Outlander” left us with quite a cliffhanger and the show’s newly married couple in yet another bind. Now that the series has finally returned for the second half of its first season, we find out what’s in store for Claire (Caitriona Balfe) and Jamie (Sam Heughan). The episode begins with a shift in the point of view as we hear Jamie’s thoughts instead of Claire’s. He meets with the witness to the murder of which he’s accused, and he tells him that the real murdererRead More
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Tonight’s season finale of “The Mindy Project” sees the surprise return of Peter (Adam Pally) whose wedding to Lauren (Tracey Wigfield) is approaching and due to a bit of a bachelor party mess he’s in the market for a new best man. He wants Mindy (Mindy Kaling) for the job, much to Danny’s (Chris Messina) protests. Mindy’s parents are heading to India for a year, so there’s going to be a going away party and Mindy wants Danny to attend so they can officially meet. She gives him a longRead More
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“The Mindy Project” is nearing its season finale, just as Mindy (Mindy Kaling) is growing into her pregnancy. Tonight’s episode begins with the big news that Peter (Adam Pally) will be marrying Lauren (Tracey Wigfield). Mindy has been struggling with her weight gain from the pregnancy, and no longer fits in most of her clothes. Even her “skinny dress” that makes her look hot no matter what” bites the dust. Tamra (Xosha Roquemore) recommends she go to see her cousin Sheena (yet another amazing guest star, Laverne Cox) who specializesRead More
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After much speculation, actor Jack Huston has been confirmed as lead Eric Draven for upcoming “The Crow” remake. Actress Jessica Brown Findlay is also said to be cast as girlfriend Shelly in the film. “The Crow” will be an adaptation of the original graphic novel series, following Draven as he is killed, resurrected by a crow and proceeds to take revenge on his and his girlfriend’s murderers. Previously adapted in a 1994 version starring the late Brandon Lee, this reboot intends to launch a series of films if successful. ProductionRead More