#GIVEAWAY: ENTER TO WIN A LIMITED EDITION CARDS AGAINST HUMANITY “HOUSE OF CARDS” PACK
House of Cards + Cards Against Humanity. Could there be any better a fit? Netflix and the popular daring Card Game Maker have partenered together for limited-time-only HOUSE OF CARDS Pack. In fact, the Card Pack quickly sold out but never fret, Mr. Will has your Hookup!
Netflix Canada and Mr. Will Wong want to give Readers a chance to win a Cards of Humanity – House of Cards Pack.
To enter to win, simply click “like” on this Post at Mr. Will Wong on Facebook. You are encouraged to share this Post via Social Media. Re-Tweet the below to double your chances:
http://www.mrwillwong.com/houseofcardsagainsthumanity @MRWILLW wants us to #win a limited edition #CARDSAGAINSTHUMANITY #HOUSEOFCARDS PACK! Series Season 2 out now!
Good luck. Contest open to Canadian Readers only.
See the Trailer for HOUSE OF CARDS Season 2 below:
HOUSE OF CARDS Season 2 is now available for streaming, only on Netflix.
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#FIRSTLOOK: “HOUSE OF CARDS” SEASON TWO TRAILER AND NEW POSTER
“There is one rule: hunt or be hunted.”.
At long last, a full Trailer for the second season of Netflix‘s HOUSE OF CARDS! As Frank Underwood edges his way closer to Presidency, we see several others incriminated by association with him. And he’s more ferocious than ever here!
Is that a Steak we see being thrown into the Swimming Pool? I think it is!
See the juicy Trailer:
See the brand new Artwork below:
Netflix releases the complete second season of HOUSE OF CARDS on Friday, February 14, 2014.
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#FIRSTLOOK: BRAND NEW “HOUSE OF CARDS” SEASON 2 TEASER TRAILER
“For those of us climbing at the top of the Food Chain there can be no mercy. And the butchery begins.”.
Hot on the heels of its four Golden Globe nominations yesterday, Netflix‘s ground-breaking Series HOUSE OF CARDS finally gets a proper Teaser Trailer. In addition to Robin Wright, Kevin Spacey and Corey Stoll each garnering nominations in each of their respective categories, the Series itself is nominated for Best Mini-Series or TV Movie.
Combined with snippets from Season One, some never-seen-before clips are seen here and if this is any indicator, expect this upcoming Season to be outright ferocious. People get scared. Lamps are tossed. Glasses are smashed. Slaps are thrown. Rings are buried. Oh my!
Watch the Teaser Trailer:
Netflix releases House of Cards Season 2 on Valentine’s Day.
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#GOLDENGLOBES: 71ST ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE NOMINEES ANNOUNCED
Awards Season officially is here with the 71st annual Golden Globe Award nominations being announced earlier this morning by Zoe Saldana, Olivia Wilde and Aziz Ansari out of the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles.
No real surprises this year as American Hustle and 12 Years a Slave each lead the way in the Film categories with seven nominations apiece, the former up for Best Comedy or Musical and the latter up for Best Drama. Although both Films are touted as Favourites to win in their respective categories, both likely will vie each other for Best Picture at the Oscars. The Stars of each Film, Christian Bale (American Hustle), Amy Adams (American Hustle) and Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) are all up for Best Actor and Best Actress for their respective Comedy and Drama categories. Nebraska starring Bruce Dern and Will Forte follows closely behind with five nominations, with the former up for Best Actor, and the Film itself also being up for Best Comedy.
HBO‘s Behind the Candelabra ties with with Netflix‘s House of Cards in the Television Categories, each garnering four nominations each, although they will not be in direct competition with one another with the former up for Best Mini-Series or TV Movie and the latter in the running for Best Television Series – Drama. Candelabra stars Michael Douglas and Matt Damon however are both vying for Best Lead Actor in a Mini-Series or TV Movie.
A now-concluded Breaking Bad received three nods for AMC and it will receive stiff competition from House of Cards in its Series and Best Actor categories especially – the latter soon to be in its second season through ground-breaking Internet-based service Netflix.
Surprising omissions this year from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, who determine the Nominees, are the lack of a Best Drama acknowledgement for Dallas Buyers Club despite its Stars Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto getting nods; it is thought to be in the Oscar race. Also, the excellent Saving Mr. Banks, shockingly only received one nomination for Emma Thompson as Mary Poppins Author P.L. Travers. Many also are scratching their heads at the classifying of August: Osage Country, an emotionally-heavy Film which deals with death, addiction and mental illness within a Family, as a Comedy or Musical. Its Stars Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts are up for Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical and also Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture.
The 71st annual Golden Globe Awards will be televised on NBC Sunday, January 12, 2014 at 8:00 PM EST.
Complete List of Nominees here.
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#FIRSTLOOK: “HOUSE OF CARDS” SEASON 2 TEASER TRAILER
Forget about love this Valentine’s Day! House of Cards Season 2 finally has a release date and in the spirit of celebrating its upcoming release, Netflix released this chilling 30-second Teaser Trailer of Robin Wright smoking a cigarette pensively! The Season will feature 13 episodes.
In the second season, Francis (Kevin Spacey) and Claire (Wright) Underwood continue their ruthless rise to power as threats mount on all fronts. Zoe Barnes (Kate Mara) an up-and-coming Reporter and Francis’s former paramour, is inching closer to the truth about his crimes. President Walker’s (Michel Gill) Billionaire Confidante Raymond Tusk (Gerald McRaney) demands that Francis reciprocate political favours or face retribution. And Claire must confront the increasing glare of the spotlight as it eats away at her and Francis’s once private existence. The Underwood’s must overcome these dangers — past and present — to avoid losing everything, regardless of collateral damage they leave in their wake.
Netflix releases House of Cards Season 2 on Friday, February 14, 2014.
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#EMMYS: “BEHIND THE CANDELABRA” WINS BIG AT 2013 PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS
HBO’s Behind the Candelabra walked away the big Winner at the 65th annual Primetime Emmy Awards tonight, handed out at Nokia Theatre tonight in Los Angeles. The Ceremony was hosted by Neil Patrick-Harris who entertained the Audience with song, dance and laughter.
With 15 nominations and a total eleven wins, the TV Movie directed by Steven Soderbergh won top honours of Outstanding TV Movie or Mini-Series. In addition to wins in several other categories like Outstanding Single-Camera Editing, Sound Mixing, Hair, Prosthetic Makeup, in addition to the coveted Outstanding Lead Actor in TV Movie or Mini-Series, Michael Douglas was recognized for his widely-praised portrayal of Liberace. Upon accepting his Award, he was sure to thank his Wife Catherine Zeta-Jones (recently separated) and also his Co-Star Matt Damon, stating to him, “You really deserve half of this. You want the bottom or you want the top?”, poking fun at their on-screen Gay Romance.
Winning for Outstanding Comedy and Drama Series respectively were ABC‘s Modern Family (this year receiving its 57th Emmy nomination and fourth consecutive win in the Category) and AMC‘s Breaking Bad (its first win in four nominations in the Category).
Breaking ground, Netflix Original Series House of Cards was recognized as the first-ever Internet-based Series to win an Emmy, victorious in the Category of Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series. It also won for Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series and Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series too. Its two Stars Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright however, despite being nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor and Actress in a Drama Series, each lost in their categories to Jeff Daniels (The Newsroom) and Claire Danes (Homeland).
Recently passing away, both Cory Monteith and James Gandolfini each were honoured by their Co-Stars at the Awards with heartfelt Tributes tonight, the former by Jane Lynch and the latter, Edie Falco.
For a complete list of Winners, click here.
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#EMMYS: “AMERICAN HORROR STORY: ASYLUM” LEADS 65TH ANNUAL PRIMETIME EMMY NOMINATIONS
Nominees for the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards were announced earlier this morning in Los Angeles and leading the pack is F/X‘s American Horror Story: Asylum earning and impressive 17 nominations including Miniseries or Movie. Following closely behind is HBO‘s Game of Thrones with 16 nominations including Drama Series, with its Supporting Cast Members Peter Dinklage and Emilia Clarke also getting recognized for Supporting Actor and Actress in a Drama Series.
Also front and center is Liberace Biopic Behind the Candelabra nominated for Miniseries or Movie, while both of its Stars Michael Douglas and Matt Damon up against one another for Actor in a Miniseries or Movie. The HBO Movie is up for awards in 15 categories as is long-running NBC Series Saturday Night Live.
Setting precedence is Netflix‘s brilliant Series House of Cards, becoming the first ever Internet-aired Series to be up for a Primetime Emmy, a Finalist in nine categories. The Series is up for Drama Series, while both Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright are up for Actor and Actress in a Drama Series also. In addition, original Netflix Series Hemlock Grove and Arrested Development both also received nods, giving the Service a total 14 nominations.
View all Nominees here.
The 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards air on CBS Sunday, September 22, 2013.
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#SPOTTED: KATE MARA IN TORONTO FOR “HOUSE OF CARDS”
The stunning Kate Mara finds herself back in Toronto once again, this time to promote House of Cards. Those of you who have been following know v. well how much I adore the Netflix Original Series which premiered back in February and we were among the first to preview the Series here in Canada!
Mara has gained familiarity in acclaimed releases like 127 Hours, Brokeback Mountain and American Horror Story, but many are calling her role as ambitious Journalist Zoe Barnes in House of Cards her true Breakout Role – and rightfully so. She is fantastic opposite Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright, a commanding presence who is ruthless in her drive to be on top. Success didn’t come overnight for the older Sister of equally brilliant Rooney Mara – she’s been working hard for quite some time, first gig was a role on Law & Order back in 1997.
The Actress has a busy day ahead of her and earlier today appeared on CTV‘s Canada AM (watch here) and Global Television‘s The Morning Show (National Edition), where Paparazzi finally were able to capture some real Star Power in the City after what has been an extended drought. Mara caps-off her day with a taping over at CBC‘s George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight.
“I’m so glad you love the Show!”, she tells me this morning as she signs a House of Cards Gatefold Spread I lifted from my Copy of Vanity Fair. “We haven’t begun filming yet, but will start in about one week”. Mara rushed into the front seat of her Navigator, her hair in a low-fuss Ponytail, waist-length jacket, pants and pumps – gray and blue just like the hues of the David Fincher-produced and directed Series.
Of course, that Autograph mentioned would be for my lovely Readers and Mara was game to sign it for you. To enter to win, simply click “like” on this Post at Mr. Will Wong on Facebook before April 15, 2013. Share the Photo with your Friends on Facebook and double those chances. All are welcome to enter!
Here’s a Snap I got with Mara who I ran into by chance shopping on Bloor Street during TIFF back in 2011:
The entire first Season of House of Cards is now available on Netflix Canada. Eagerly awaiting Season Two!
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#GIVEAWAY: ENTER TO WIN A SIX-MONTH MEMBERSHIP TO NETFLIX CANADA
In anticipation of this eagerly-awaited new Netflix original Series, Mr. Will Wong wants to equip two lucky Readers with free six-month Memberships to Netflix Canada! Readers also will win a free Netflix Canada Tote Bag and T-Shirt. Yes!
To enter to win, Readers must reside in Canada and also click “like” on this Post at Mr. Will Wong on Facebook. Tell me also the name of the brand new Series which you can stream a full season of, on via Netflix Canada on February 1, 2013. Your deadline is January 29, 2013. Good luck!
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#FIRSTLOOK: KEVIN SPACEY DELICIOUSLY EVIL IN NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES “HOUSE OF CARDS”
The face of Television is changing and also how we consume it. As a Kid I remember my Mom driving us to the few Chinese Shopping Malls that existed in Scarborough and she`d rent the latest TV Series from Hong Kong by-the-block. Basically, with the exception of stopping to eat Dinner in the Kitchen, we`d spend weekends zipping through the VHS Tapes in a mad rush to get them back to the Rental Shop by Monday to avoid late fees. Trust me, we were a Family of six on a budget. Every dollar counted. What Netflix has done here not only is assume the role of Rental Shop, but they`ve also replaced by Mom`s Chrysler Plymouth by bringing the Series right into our homes and at once play the role of the Television Network on which the Series aired.
I was one of the few lucky members of the Media who got invited to a Private Screening in the basement of a posh Hotel in Toronto, wooed with Cocktails, Appetizers and Candy in hopes possibly of helping create a bit of buzz for Netflix`s latest original Series, House of Cards. The fact of the matter though is that the Series not only is groundbreaking from a business model standpoint, but legitimately it is Awards-worthy good. It has been confirmed that the Series would be eligible to compete for an EMMY, but the Golden Globes still are a bit of a gray area. Will the Hollywood Foreign Press Association incorporate Internet-based Television into their voting criteria? We`ll soon see. Regardless, House of Cards is a Game Changer and times are a changing indeed.
Oscar-winning Kevin Spacey teams once again with Visionary Director David Fincher after some outstanding results with 2011`s The Social Network. The former serves as both Actor and Executive Producer, while the latter of course helms this Adaptation of the British Series of the same name. Spacey is deliciously bad as Congressman Frank Underwood, with an insatiable desire to take-down the President after he is passed for the position of Secretary of State. One by one, this House of Cards crumbles as he beguiles his way up, revealing his inner most secret thoughts and desires in a Shakespearean-like (often funny) Soliloquies. Equally ferocious is the chilly Robin Wright as Frank`s Wife Claire – meticulous and manipulative. Kate Mara (Sister of Rooney) is a true revelation after showing flashes of promise in American Horror Story, playing a young Reporter for a top Washington Newspaper who aggressively pushes her way to Frank, gaining unparalleled access to information which of course drives her more tenured Colleagues crazy. Theatre Star Corey Stoll also is unconventionally hot as a corrupt Congressman on the edge of downfall with several of his shocking vices.
Netflix Canada releases the complete first Season of House of Cards on Friday, February 1, 2013. Yes, the entire Season in one shot.
Click here for more details and to watch the Trailer.
Enter to win a free six-month Membership to Netflix Canada right here!
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