Kevin Costner stars in the History Channel miniseries with Bill Paxton and Powers Booth

‘Hatfields & McCoys’ on Netflix

The Hatfields and the McCoys turned the most famous family feud in American history into a personal war right out of a Shakespeare tragedy. The names themselves have become an instant cliché understood by everyone, even while the actual history behind it was forgotten in all the satirical appropriations of the story for movies and […]

Amy Acker and Alexis Denisof star in the modern dress Shakespeare adaptation from Joss Whedon

Joss Whedon does ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ on Hulu

Joss Whedon shot Much Ado About Nothing (2012), his modern-dress take on the Shakespeare farce, in two weeks at his own house during down-time in the middle of making The Avengers, and his invited old friends and collaborators to join him. Angel co-stars Amy Acker and Alexis Denisof take the lead roles of Beatrice and Benedick […]

Laura Linney and Bill Murray in 'Hyde Park on Hudson,' directed by Roger Michell

Bill Murray is FDR in ‘Hyde Park on Hudson’ on Netflix

Hyde Park on Hudson (2012) stars Bill Murray as Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Laura Linney as his distant cousin Margaret “Daisy” Suckley, who is invited to the Roosevelt vacation manor to be a companion and confidante while the president hosts the King and Queen of England (Samuel West and Olivia Colman)—the first ever American visit […]