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Title: Miscellaneous Entertainment
Post by: Gregzs on October 12, 2012, 09:01:32 PM
I figured we could use some spot for the odds and ends.


http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/rorschachsrants/news/?a=68590

David Fincher's THE GOON Looks For Funding Through Kickstarter

In order to raise the necessary funds to make The Goon movie a reality, David Fincher, Eric Powell, Blur Studios and Dark Horse Entertainment have launched a Kickstarter campaign. The team have released a proof of concept clip already, and although it was very well received, they just can't seem to get the project into production.


"After investing hundreds of thousands of their own money and countless hours of effort, the team has opted to reach out to The Goon fanbase, comic book lovers, the movie industry, and frankly anyone with a pulse willing to donate, with a Kickstarter campaign to take their development efforts to the next level."


Paul Giamatti and Clancy Brown would return as Frankie and The Goon. Fincher would produce the movie, with Blur's Tim Miller and Jeff Fowler co-directing. 


Title: Re: Miscellaneous Entertainment
Post by: Gregzs on October 14, 2012, 10:24:59 PM
http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/ABERRATION/news/?a=68667

NBC Adapting Oni Press' Supernatural Western THE SIXTH GUN for Television


THE SIXTH GUN was created by Cullen Bunn and Brian Hurtt, and is the story of six mythical guns in the Old West. When the sixth gun, the most powerful and dangerous of the group, resurfaces in the hands of an innocent girl, dark forces reawaken.
RoNiNKSpCtre - 10/13/2012

NBC has hired Carlton Cuse (LOST) & Ryan Condal to produce and co-write the show's pilot.

This isn't the first time that Cuse has drank the water from this particular well - he was also a writer and producer on the THE ADVENTURES OF BRISCO COUNTY JR, another genre bending western, close to twenty years ago.





Title: Re: Miscellaneous Entertainment
Post by: Gregzs on October 16, 2012, 12:44:16 AM
http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/JakeLester/news/?a=68730

Guillermo Del Toro Says THE HULK TV Show Is Inactive; Offers Up Update on HELLBOY 3

On The Hulk Show:


"Right now, all I know is we've been in a holding pattern for the last eight months. All The say is we're waiting on a writer, but it's been inactive. It's still there as far as I know, but there's been no action on it."


On Hellboy 3:


"Finlay all the culprits have agreed to try. It's very hard to find who will finance it. The Biggest chapter in the three movies is Hellboy becomes The Beast Of The Apocalypse. So we have been inquiring, but if you have a rich uncle that has 130-150 million dollars...."(laughs)


Title: Re: Miscellaneous Entertainment
Post by: Gregzs on October 16, 2012, 01:15:27 AM
http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/nailbiter111/news/?a=68746

Chloe Moretz Is Bloody Terrifying In Teaser Trailer For CARRIE

Hell hath no fury like a telekinetic scorned! This time around Chloe Moretz takes on the role that Sissy Spacek made famous in Brian De Palma's 1976 horror classic, Carrie. Which is based on the novel "Carrie" by Stephen King.


Title: Re: Miscellaneous Entertainment
Post by: Gregzs on October 17, 2012, 11:56:43 PM
http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/JoshWildingNewsAndReviews/news/?a=68846

Bryan Singer's JACK THE GIANT KILLER Gets A New Title And Release Date

Warner Bros. have announced that Jack The Giant KillerSlayer will now hit theatres three weeks earlier than expected on March 1st, 2013. It was originally set to be released on the 22nd of that month, but has moved up to take Elysium's spot after that (and the RoboCop remake) were pushed back by Sony Pictures. The new title doesn't make a HUGE difference, but it arguably distances it somewhat from the well-known fairy tale. However, it's thought that the studio also consider "Slayer" to be more family-friendly than "Killer". Despite the tepid response to the teaser trailer (which can be viewed below), the film has a great cast which includes the likes of Nicholas Hoult, Ewan McGregor and Stanley Tucci.


Title: Re: Miscellaneous Entertainment
Post by: Gregzs on October 18, 2012, 12:00:28 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1opzWmr8NSU


Title: Re: Miscellaneous Entertainment
Post by: Gregzs on October 24, 2012, 09:13:48 PM
http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/nailbiter111/news/?a=69185

MOCKINGBIRD LANE Featurette Gives You a New Behind-The-Scenes Look

New footage from Bryan Fuller's Mockingbird Lane is shown throughout this featurettee as cast members discuss the modernization of The Munsters.


Title: Re: Miscellaneous Entertainment
Post by: Gregzs on October 25, 2012, 09:17:26 PM
http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/rorschachsrants/news/?a=69263

Trailer For DOC OF THE DEAD - The Definitive Zombie Culture Documentary


Given the phenomenal success of The Walking Dead, it's not any stretch to say that Zombies are firmly ingrained in popular culture. This new doc - not due out until 2014 - explores their popularity, and features input from the likes of Simon Pegg, George A. Romero and many more..

Doc Of The Dead still needs help with funding to secure a release, and you can check out the official site and donate if you wish HERE. We will keep you updated on that , but for now you can check out the trailer below - worth watching alone to see Red Letter Media's Harry Plinkett throw pizza rolls at a Zombie hooker..


Title: Re: Miscellaneous Entertainment
Post by: Gregzs on November 01, 2012, 10:33:32 PM
http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/JoshWildingNewsAndReviews/news/?a=69478

Mark Millar Confirms That Mark Hamill Will Appear In Matthew Vaughn's THE SECRET SERVICE

Will we see Mark Hamill return as 'Luke Skywalker' in Disney's Star Wars: Episode VII? We'll have to wait and see, but it appears as if the beloved actors next big screen appearance will be in The Secret Service. He agreed to allow Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons use his likeness in the comic book series, and as those of you who have read the book will know, it features the actor being kidnapped and meeting a rather gruesome (and undeniably humorous) end. Matthew Vaughn reportedly turned down the chance to helm X-Men: Days of Future Past (he'll still serve as producer) in order to start work on the adaptation of the Millarworld series, so expect to hear a lot more about the project very soon!


Title: Re: Miscellaneous Entertainment
Post by: Gregzs on November 02, 2012, 10:57:08 PM
http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/JoshWildingNewsAndReviews/news/?a=69593

PRESS RELEASE: Fox Announce Air Date For The Two Hour Series Finale Of FRINGE

As the Fringe team fights for humanity’s future in the fifth and final season, the imaginative journey toward the end of the acclaimed series will culminate in a climactic conclusion during the two-hour final-two-episodes event Friday, Jan. 18 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. This milestone date will also celebrate the series’ 100th episode.

Series Co-Creator and Executive Producer J.J. Abrams reflected on the show’s run: "It has been an absolute honor to have been a part of the weird and wonderful world of FRINGE. I will always owe the cast and crew for pouring their hearts and souls into every dimension of this series. Creating the show with Bob Orci and Alex Kurtzman was a joy, but watching it evolve over the years into such an imaginative, insane and heartbreaking ride is nothing less than a thrill. I am grateful to our blessed fans, and to Kevin Reilly and Peter Rice and everyone at the glorious Fox network for allowing FRINGE to reach its bittersweet conclusion."

Executive producer and showrunner J. H. Wyman said, "Above all else, from the bottom of my heart, I would like to personally thank everyone involved with FRINGE. From the most amazing fans, to our incredible cast, writers and crew, and our wonderful partners at FOX and Warner Bros. – we would not be here without you. It simply cannot be overstated how grateful I am for the ongoing and unconditional support we have received over the past five seasons. It has been both mind-blowing and humbling. I’ve always been a fan of science fiction, and to be able to tell this story about a family – a family that, through everything, fought together for survival – has been a highlight of my career. As we approach the final chapter, I can hardly believe it, and I’m just truly thankful for this unparalleled experience."

"FRINGE has truly imagined the impossibilities over its five seasons and will go down in the books as one of FOX’s most riveting and creatively brilliant series," said Kevin Reilly, Chairman of Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company. "It has been a blast to work with J.J., Joel and their masterful creative teams, as well as with Anna, Josh and John and the rest of the most talented cast and crew in the business."

Throughout FRINGE’s thrilling five seasons, the series has followed Special Agent OLIVIA DUNHAM (Anna Torv), enlisted institutionalized “fringe” scientist WALTER BISHOP (John Noble) and his globe-trotting, jack-of-all-trades son, PETER (Joshua Jackson) as the Fringe team explored mysterious occurrences linked between parallel universes, doppelgängers, Observers and unimaginable threats. The unlikely trio supervised by Special Agent PHILLIP BROYLES (Lance Reddick) and assisted by ASTRID FARNSWORTH (Jasika Nicole) – often led them to science and technological corporation Massive Dynamic, founded by WILLIAM BELL (guest star Leonard Nimoy), and its enigmatic chief executive, NINA SHARP (Blair Brown).

The fifth and final flash-forward season of FRINGE is set in 2036, when the "Observers" have become ruthless rulers of a dystopian society. As the battle for the world’s future continues to unfold, the Fringe team is in the midst of making its final stand to save humanity. In the aftermath of the devastating loss of Peter and Olivia’s daughter, ETTA (guest star Georgina Haig), the intensity escalates as the combat continues and Peter makes a pivotal and game-changing move in the all-new "An Origin Story" episode that aired tonight (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.


Title: Re: Miscellaneous Entertainment
Post by: Gregzs on November 06, 2012, 06:50:08 PM
http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/nailbiter111/news/?a=69707

First Look At Brad Pitt's WORLD WAR Z (Video)

The first trailer for Brad Pitt's zombie movie World War Z will pop online this Thursday, but until then Entertainment Tonight has the first glimpse of footage. The film is loosely based on Max Brooks‘ novel and was directed by Marc Forster (Quantum of Solace).


Title: Re: Miscellaneous Entertainment
Post by: Gregzs on November 06, 2012, 07:41:57 PM
http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/ABERRATION/news/?a=69659

First HATCHET III Pics Released!

Victor Crowley, having already stood against Freddy, Leatherface, Candyman, Josh from THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT, Laurie Strode's daughter and (in illustrated form) even Cassandra Hack from HACK / SLASH, now faces some new opponents in HATCHET III, coming in 2013.

Returning from the last movie are Danielle Harris (HALLOWEEN 4: THE RETURN OF MICHAEL MYERS, Rob Zombie's HALLOWEEN) as survivor, Marybeth and Kane Hodder (FRIDAY THE 13TH VII - X) as the seemingly indestructible and surprisingly corporeal swamp ghost, Victor Crowley.

In HATCHET III, Marybeth enlists the help of a search and recovery team as she heads back into Victor Crowley’s haunted swamp, hoping to learn the secret to finally ending the voodoo curse that has left the area drenched in gore for decades.

Joining the sequel are Zach Galligan (GREMLINS, WAXWORK), Caroline Williams (THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 2) and Derek Mears (FRIDAY THE 13TH).

The presence of Mears in the movie means that horror fans will likely be witness to the most epic confrontation in the franchise thus far, as Jason Voorhees (1988 - 2002) faces Jason Voorhees (2009) in what will, almost certainly, be a battle to the intestine spilling, flesh rending, organ rupturing death!


Title: Re: Miscellaneous Entertainment
Post by: Gregzs on November 07, 2012, 08:20:01 PM
http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/JoshWildingNewsAndReviews/news/?a=69782

CONFIRMED: Brett Ratner To Direct Dwayne Johnson In HERCULES; Production Begins Next Year

Deadline and various other sources have confirmed that Hercules is indeed moving ahead with Brett Ratner at the helm and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson attached to star. While both parties have been "in talks" for a while now (though the latter was recently confirmed as being signed up), the news that the film is definitely moving ahead came alongside the announcement that it will be co-produced by Paramount Pictures and MGM Studios. The site also goes on to mention that production is expected to begin early next year, despite earlier reports indicating that filming would start in New Zealand LAST MONTH. The screenplay was adapted by relative newcomer Ryan Condal from Radical Studio's graphic novel Hercules: The Thracian Wars. Below is a description of that story.


Fourteen hundred years ago, a tormented soul walked the earth that was neither man nor god. Hercules was the powerful son of the god king Zeus, for this he received nothing but suffering his entire life. After twelve arduous labors and the loss of his family, this dark, world-weary soul turned his back on the gods finding his only solace in bloody battle. Over the years he warmed to the company of six similar souls, their only bond being their love of fighting and presence of death. These men and woman never question where they go to fight or why or whom, just how much they will be paid. Now the King of Thrace has hired these mercenaries to train his men to become the greatest army of all time. It is time for this bunch of lost souls to finally have their eyes opened to how far they have fallen when they must train an army to become as ruthless and blood thirsty as their reputation has become.


Title: Re: Miscellaneous Entertainment
Post by: Gregzs on November 07, 2012, 08:32:18 PM
http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/GraphicCity/news/?a=69779

RUROUNI KENSHIN Sequel Greenlit, North American Premiere Date Announced

I've been following the production of Studio Swan's adaptation of Rurouni Kenshin for almost a solid year so I find the news of a sequel extremely pleasing. The news was brokered by Spanish distributor Mediatres Studio at a film festival where a crowd was told that 'a sequel is being planned that's true to the manga.'

The film has performed extremely well, earning $36.7M in Japan and $25M in limited international release. There are still quite a few markets left for the film to open in, including Hong Kong, Singapore and the Philippines. The film will be released on blu-ray/dvd on December 26th in Japan.

Equally uplifting news is the announcement that the film will be having its US premiere at LA EigaFest which runs from Dec. 14-16. The film will be released with english subtitles rather than voiceovers. No word yet on a wider release but keep your fingers crossed anime/manga faithful.


Title: Re: Miscellaneous Entertainment
Post by: Gregzs on November 08, 2012, 10:15:59 PM
http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/nailbiter111/news/?a=69845

Tom Cruise In A Funky Futuristic Costume For ALL YOU NEED IS KILL


No wonder why Tom Cruise's character, Lt. Col. Bill Cage, keeps getting killed by aliens one day after the next in Doug Liman's sci-fi actioner All You Need Is Kill. Seriously, who is he going to out run in that big bulky futuristic costume? First up, a wall of fire.
nailbiter111 - 11/8/2012




Title: Re: Miscellaneous Entertainment
Post by: Gregzs on November 08, 2012, 11:28:01 PM
http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/rorschachsrants/news/?a=69825

First Trailer For WARM BODIES - A Very Unique Zombie Movie


The Walking Lovesick? Lionsgate/Summit have released the first trailer for their upcoming rom-zom-com, which stars X-Men: First Class' Nicholas Hoult, Teresa Palmer and John Malkovich


Title: Re: Miscellaneous Entertainment
Post by: Gregzs on November 09, 2012, 11:08:01 PM
http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/rorschachsrants/news/?a=69863

First Look At Jason Momoa & Lucas Till In David Hayter's WOLVES

The X-Men/Watchmen writer is set to make his directorial debut with the long in-development Werewolf flick, and you can see Momoa (Game Of Thrones/Conan) and Till (X-Men: First Class as the lupine leads along with a promo poster after the jump..


Title: Re: Miscellaneous Entertainment
Post by: bradistani on November 12, 2012, 11:34:02 AM
http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/rorschachsrants/news/?a=69825

First Trailer For WARM BODIES - A Very Unique Zombie Movie


The Walking Lovesick? Lionsgate/Summit have released the first trailer for their upcoming rom-zom-com, which stars X-Men: First Class' Nicholas Hoult, Teresa Palmer and John Malkovich

that actually looks pretty good. pity they've more or less shown the whole fucking film in that long ass trailer  ::)


Title: Re: Miscellaneous Entertainment
Post by: Gregzs on November 12, 2012, 09:51:50 PM
http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/rorschachsrants/news/?a=69977

SAW Director James Wan In Talks To Helm MACGYVER Movie

That's right, everyone's favorite mullet rocking government agent will be getting the movie treatment - probably minus the mullet this time around. Richard Dean Anderson played the character in the '80s tv series which ran for seven seasons. A member of a fictional government agency known as the Phoenix Foundation, MacGyver was famous for cobbling together makeshift weaponry from various mundane household objects. According to Variety New Line were suitably impressed by James Wan's most recent feature The Conjuring to offer him the gig. No plot details are known from Jason Richman's script yet, but it was recently recently worked over by Brian and Mark Gunn. Martha and Raffaella De Laurentiis are producing through their Dino De Laurentiis Company shingle along with Lee David Zlotoff.


Title: Re: Miscellaneous Entertainment
Post by: OzmO on November 12, 2012, 10:29:22 PM
It would be cool if they could make real life adaptations of:

Trigun

Samurai champlu.


Title: Re: Miscellaneous Entertainment
Post by: Gregzs on November 13, 2012, 11:25:21 PM
http://www.digitalspy.com/tv/news/a437951/the-cw-to-remake-uk-70s-sci-fi-the-tomorrow-people.html

The CW to remake UK '70s sci-fi 'The Tomorrow People'

The Tomorrow People is set to be remade by American network The CW.

The original show, conceived as ITV's answer to the BBC's Doctor Who, aired on the network for eight series between 1973 and 1979.

Now Deadline reports that producers Greg Berlanti and Julie Plec are looking to reboot the series for an American audience, written by Phil Klemmer (Chuck).

Berlanti and Plec are behind the top two shows on the network in Arrow and The Vampire Diaries respectively.

The Tomorrow People focused on a number of young people around the world who represent the next stage in human evolution and work together to defeat the forces of evil, in a story that has clear parallels with the likes of modern shows such as Misfits and Heroes.

This is the second attempt to reboot The Tomorrow People, after ITV re-launched the show with three new series in the early '90s.


Title: Re: Miscellaneous Entertainment
Post by: Gregzs on November 15, 2012, 12:11:13 AM
http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/JoshWildingNewsAndReviews/news/?a=70082

Nine Minutes Of STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS To Be Shown In 3D On IMAX Screens This December

Deadline reports that Paramount Pictures are planning to release the first nine minutes of Star Trek Into Darkness on 500 IMAX 3D screens from December 14th onwards. There's currently no word on whether this is a US exclusive. Judging from the date, common sense says that the footage will be shown in front of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. "Our longtime partners J.J. Abrams, Bryan Burk and the Bad Robot team have really hit it out of the park – the footage is absolutely incredible," said Greg Foster, Chairman and President, IMAX Filmed Entertainment. "Their use of the IMAX Camera and canvas is sure to impress current and future Star Trek fans alike, and we’re thrilled to once again work with our friends at Paramount Pictures to offer this extended ‘first look’ at this highly anticipated summer blockbuster." Similar to The Dark Knight Rises, several scenes in the J.J. Abrams helmed sequel were shot in the IMAX format.


Title: Re: Miscellaneous Entertainment
Post by: Gregzs on November 15, 2012, 11:17:27 PM
http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/Wolvie09/news/?a=70096

Trailer For THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF BONES Released

CLARY FRAY (Lily Collins) is an ordinary Brooklyn teenager until the night she meets the mysteriously tattooed JACE, who turns out to be a half-angel warrior known as a Shadowhunter. When Clary finds out her mother JOCELYN has been abducted, she desperately hopes Jace will be able to help. After a whirling golden portal transports her across time and space in a heartbeat, Clary realizes she too has the powers of the Shadowhunters. But can she harness them in time to save her mother?

Clary, Jace and their fellow Shadowhunters endure one breathtaking battle after another against vampire, warlocks and demons—only to discover Jocelyn hid a terrible secret from the fiercest warrior of all: VALENTINE. Cast out from the world of Shadowhunters, Valentine abducted Jocelyn believing she had a powerful tool known as the Mortal Cup. Using her newfound gifts, Clary finds the Cup, only to be brutally betrayed and forced to relinquish it.

Still reeling from this setback and racing to save Jocelyn before it’s too late, Clary finds herself caught in a battle between forces she barely understands. Based on the best-selling series by Cassandra Clare, MORTAL INSTRUMENTS is a magnificent urban fantasy rich in detail and suspense, about a girl’s journey to the darkest corners of the underworld to save those she loves.


Title: Re: Miscellaneous Entertainment
Post by: Gregzs on November 16, 2012, 11:55:59 PM
http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/BatFreak/news/?a=70159

Chris Pine Says That Jim Kirk Earns The Captain's Chair In STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS

The folks at Trek Movie have gathered a collection of various quotes from actor Chris Pine on the highly anticipated Star Trek Into Darkness, director J.J. Abrams' return to the Trek universe. Speaking with Red Carpet News, Pine - who plays Captain James T. Kirk - discusses his character's journey in the new film. While Kirk gained the captain's chair of the USS Enterprise in the 2009 film, Pine says that he earns the position in the sequel. "Kirk is fun because he is a brash, cocky, bull-headed kind of guy," he says. "I think the journey he goes on in this new film is a lot about – the first one was about getting the chair and the second one is about earning it. And I think that is a big part of his journey."



Also, in an interview with Radio Times, Pine was asked about Benedict Cumberbatch's heavily speculated villainous role in Star Trek Into Darkness. One of the film's biggest secrets is who exactly the Sherlock star is playing, with rumors ranging from Gary Mitchell to the infamous Khan. Pine revealed some details on a scene involving Cumberbatch. "There’s one scene in [Star Trek Into Darkness] that’s like, you know… in all kinds of heavy science fiction there’s got to be the exposition scene where it’s like, what the hell’s going on? It’s a really, really, really hard scene. Not for me, for Benedict – and watching him handle that and to make something that I think, on paper, could have been a death trap for an actor and to see how he [deals with it]."


Title: Re: Miscellaneous Entertainment
Post by: Gregzs on November 17, 2012, 12:11:10 AM
http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/rorschachsrants/news/?a=70144

Insane, Gruesome Red Band Trailer For THE ABCs OF DEATH

This looks like it might be a lot of fun, or kind of a car crash! There is certainly no denying the ambition on display - 26 separate short films from the likes of Ti West (House of the Devil), Jason Eisner (Hobo with a Shotgun), Nacho Vigalando (Timecrimes), Srdjan Spasojevic (A Serbian Film) and many more, and featuring a bizarre mix of straight up horror, sci-fi, comedy, even claymation. Have a look at the trailer for yourselves and see what you think, but be warned, it is most definitely NSFW..


Title: Re: Miscellaneous Entertainment
Post by: Gregzs on November 18, 2012, 11:45:40 PM
http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/Wolvie09/news/?a=70241

THE WOLVERINE & MAN OF STEEL Trailers To Debut With THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY

Back in July, it was reported that we might see a new trailer for Warner Bros. Pictures and Zack Snyder's Man of Steel before The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, and that is now confirmed, according to Emileeid. I mean, it was expected, but it's nice to have some sort of a confirmation. But, that's not all. The report reveals that the first trailer for the James Mangold-directed film The Wolverine will also be attached to Peter Jackson's prequel on December 14th. We haven't seen much from the film, other than a teaser poster and some set photos. Mangold confirmed that The Wolverine will be set after the original X-Men trilogy, and he described it as a "Japanese noir picture with tentpole action," which sounds great to me.

So, what else are we going to see during that whole week? We know that IMAX 3D screenings of The Hobbit will have 9 minutes of footage from J.J. Abrams' Star Trek into Darkness and we will also get a trailer. Next up, Pacific Rim, directed by Guillermo del Toro. It's almost a safe bet that Warner Bros. will release the trailer for that one as well, just like for Man of Steel. There are some other big films that still don't have a trailer, such as M. Night Shyamalan's After Earth (according to him, we will see it next month), and R.I.P.D., a science fiction film starring Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges. All in all, December should be a great month.


Title: Re: Miscellaneous Entertainment
Post by: Gregzs on November 19, 2012, 11:21:27 PM
(http://thefilmstage.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Elysium.jpg)

http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/BatFreak/news/?a=70253

New Still From Neill Blomkamp's ELYSIUM Featuring Matt Damon

Originally slated for a March release, Elysium (which also stars Wagner Moura, Sharlto Copley, William Fichtner and Diego Luna) was recently pushed to August 9th, 2013.


Title: Re: Miscellaneous Entertainment
Post by: Gregzs on November 19, 2012, 11:51:20 PM
http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/BatFreak/news/?a=70255

PACIFIC RIM Screenwriter Talks Teaser Trailer And GOD OF WAR Film Adaptation

Speaking with Screen Rant, Pacific Rim screenwriters Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton discuss their upcoming film projects, including the planned movie adaptation of the God Of War video game franchise. The duo previously stated that the film will be an origin story for protagonist Kratos, similar to Batman Begins, and will be a more "grounded" take on the character. Here, Dunstan gives an update on the adaptation, which he says has been "so fun" working on. "It’s bad ass. It’s been so fun. Working with that team, they have been just so supportive. They want to get this movie to the screen, so we have been doing our part and we’re very much in the trenches right now delivering page after page after page to make that a reality." When asked how God Of War will compare to other recent "swords and sandals" films such as Immortals and Wrath Of The Titans, Dunstan said that the video game adaptation was "being made to be vastly different".


Additionally, Dunstan comments on the trailer for Guillermo del Toro's highly anticipated sci-fi epic Pacific Rim. "We were given a teaser the first day we showed up on set. One set, which is as big as a football stadium, had a robot foot. Then Mr. Del Toro showed us 10 seconds of a fight between the entities of the future and the creatures of his imagination and it’s like, “Okay, the summer is now owned.’" The trailer for the film will be released next month, likely attached to The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in theaters. To read what the writing duo have to say on their other upcoming projects (including Legendary Pictures' Waterproof), click the source link below. Pacific Rim is set to hit theaters July 12th, 2013.
http://screenrant.com/marcus-dunstan-patrick-melton-interview-god-war-pacific-rim-collection-black-light/


Title: Re: Miscellaneous Entertainment
Post by: Gregzs on November 20, 2012, 09:21:49 PM
http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/Wolvie09/news/?a=70241

THE WOLVERINE & MAN OF STEEL Trailers To Debut With THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY

Back in July, it was reported that we might see a new trailer for Warner Bros. Pictures and Zack Snyder's Man of Steel before The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, and that is now confirmed, according to Emileeid. I mean, it was expected, but it's nice to have some sort of a confirmation. But, that's not all. The report reveals that the first trailer for the James Mangold-directed film The Wolverine will also be attached to Peter Jackson's prequel on December 14th. We haven't seen much from the film, other than a teaser poster and some set photos. Mangold confirmed that The Wolverine will be set after the original X-Men trilogy, and he described it as a "Japanese noir picture with tentpole action," which sounds great to me.

So, what else are we going to see during that whole week? We know that IMAX 3D screenings of The Hobbit will have 9 minutes of footage from J.J. Abrams' Star Trek into Darkness and we will also get a trailer. Next up, Pacific Rim, directed by Guillermo del Toro. It's almost a safe bet that Warner Bros. will release the trailer for that one as well, just like for Man of Steel. There are some other big films that still don't have a trailer, such as M. Night Shyamalan's After Earth (according to him, we will see it next month), and R.I.P.D., a science fiction film starring Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges. All in all, December should be a great month.


Denied...

http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/rorschachsrants/news/?a=70291

No Trailer For THE WOLVERINE With THE HOBBIT; But Mangold Promises A "Glimpse" Early 2013

It seems those reports of the first trailer for The Wolverine debuting with Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey were premature, as the director of the movie has confirmed in Tweets..

So don't expect to see any footage from the movie until next year. Still, at least it's early next year (a Super Bowl spot perhaps?) and hopefully we'll get a few more stills or a new poster before then. It's also nice to know there is only one day left on production and things seem to have gone off without a hitch.



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Post by: Gregzs on November 20, 2012, 10:06:20 PM
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First Footage From THE HOST 2 Features a Giant Monster

The Host, directed by Bong Joon-ho (who is now directing Snow Piercer, starring Chris Evans) was a huge success back in 2006. The film was very unique and quite great, because of an interesting story and characters. The sequel was announced in 2007, but it seems that we can finally expect to see it sometime in 2013. Park Myeong-chan is directing The Host 2. The video below features our first look at the footage, and it's a big action scene. Check it out


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Post by: Gregzs on November 22, 2012, 11:24:31 PM
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Post by: Gregzs on November 23, 2012, 12:33:15 AM
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Mark Hamill Talks THE SECRET SERVICE; Confirms Involvement In Matthew Vaughn's Adaptation

Mark Millar is no stranger to celebrity cameos in his comic books. After all, getting Samuel L. Jackson to agree to his likeness being used in The Ultimates was what resulted in the actor being brought on to play 'Nick Fury' in 2008's Iron Man! In The Secret Service, Mark Hamill (best known for playing 'Luke Skywalker' in Star Wars and voicing 'The Joker' in numerous animated series and video games) made a brief, but extremely memorable, appearance as himself and told Media Mikes all about that (and his cameo in Matthew Vaughn's planned adaptation) in a recent interview.

Mark contacted me via email and wanted to know if he could use my likeness in a comic book and beyond that to kill me in it. Well I thought that it was a very interesting idea. I am a huge fan of his and Dave Gibbons from “Watchmen”. I have a great friendship with him now. He asked me if I wanted to be in the movie and I said “Sure”. I don’t know what the details are yet. But it sounds like a lot of fun. The last time I played myself was in “The Simpsons”, back in 1998. It is very unnerving to play yourself because you have to analyze “Well who am I?”. I really don’t think about myself except in the roles I play. When I was getting ready to do “The Simpsons”, I was walking around the house asking “Do I sound like this” or “Do I sound like this” (both in different voices). I became very self-conscious but once I saw the advance concepts for the comic book from Mark, I thought it was such a brilliant concept combining the fantasy world of James Bond and contrast that with the drab lower-class English background that this guy comes from. It is such a wonderful paradox combination of elements in and of itself. It is not a major role but I never look at things like they need to be about me. I think about if it is good and if it is good I want to be a part of it. As far as I know, it is all a-go, we haven’t signed contracts or talked about a deal but I am sure it is going to happen.


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Post by: Gregzs on November 25, 2012, 08:11:08 PM
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New ALL YOU NEED IS KILL Set Photos Feature Tom Cruise In His Military Dress Uniform

Tom Cruise and the rest of the crew from Doug Liman's All You Need Is Kill invaded London's Trafalgar Square. A tourist hotspot that features some of the country's most iconic landmarks, like Nelson's Column. Photographers were able to nab images of Tom in military dress, sporting Top Gun-like aviator-style sunglasses. He was joined on set by a large group of extras dressed in military battle gear, that was covered at times with ponchos.

The scenes that were filmed involved a chopper hovering over Trafalgar Square with Tom inside and then touching down. Tom Cruise's character then proceeds to disembark the chopper, greeting a contingent of military official. That's about it, nothing too exciting. No aliens (shrugs).

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2238122/Tom-Cruise-dons-military-uniform-touches-Trafalgar-Square-RAF-helicopter.html?ITO=socialnet-twitter-mailonline


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Post by: Gregzs on November 29, 2012, 12:36:45 PM
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Post by: Gregzs on December 03, 2012, 12:43:26 AM
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Live Action DRAGON BALL Web Series - Runaways

A new fan made project entitled Runaways has hit the internet. There's more than one live action DBZ project in the making! This first episode is a recap from the original Dragon Ball, check it out here!


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Post by: Gregzs on December 03, 2012, 11:52:47 PM
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James Cameron Plans To Begin Production On AVATAR Sequels Next Year

Last we heard on James Cameron's planned sequels to his 2009 sci-fi epic Avatar, it was said that the first follow-up would be targeting a 2015 release (after producer Jon Landau ruled out the previously suggested 2014 debut). Cameron has been working on the scripts for the sequels ever since the first film became the highest grossing movie of all time. Now, speaking with The West Australian at the premiere of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey last night, the director reveals that he plans on finishing writing his scripts by February next year, and production would commence at the end of 2013. That would help bring the first sequel on course for a 2015 release. "I want to get these scripts nailed down, I don't want to be writing the movie in post production," Cameron said. "We kind of did that on the first picture, I ended up cutting out a lot of scenes and so on and I don't want to do that again." He also reveals that, if the groundbreaking 48 frames per second format is widely accepted for The Hobbit, then it'll "pave the way" for the Avatar sequels to use the format.


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Post by: Gregzs on December 04, 2012, 12:01:25 AM
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Stephen King's UNDER THE DOME To Debut On CBS; RUNAWAYS Writer Brian K. Vaughan Attached

It's seemingly been stuck in development hell for well over a year, but after Showtime decided not to move ahead with the small screen adaptation of Stephen King's 2009 novel Under The Dome, CBS has now given it a 13-episode order for Summer 2013. It will be produced by Steven Spielberg's Amblin Television with Lost and Runaways writer Brian K. Vaughan is still set to pen the script. Neal Baer (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit) will serve as showrunner, while The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo director Niels Arden Oplev is set to helm the first episode. "This is a great novel coming to the television screen with outstanding auspices and in-season production values to create a summer programming event," CBS entertainment president Nina Tassler.


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On an entirely normal, beautiful fall day in Chester’s Mill, Maine, the town is inexplicably and suddenly sealed off from the rest of the world by an invisible force field. Planes crash into it and fall from the sky in flaming wreckage, a gardener’s hand is severed as "the dome" comes down on it, people running errands in the neighboring town are divided from their families, and cars explode on impact. No one can fathom what this barrier is, where it came from, and when—or if—it will go away.

Dale Barbara, Iraq vet and now a short-order cook, finds himself teamed with a few intrepid citizens—town newspaper owner Julia Shumway, a physician’s assistant at the hospital, a selectwoman, and three brave kids. Against them stands Big Jim Rennie, a politician who will stop at nothing—even murder—to hold the reins of power, and his son, who is keeping a horrible secret in a dark pantry. But their main adversary is the Dome itself. Because time isn’t just short. It’s running out.


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Post by: Gregzs on December 04, 2012, 11:05:09 PM
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Producer Says X-FILES 3 Still Doesn't Have A Script; Expects Fox To Reboot The TV Show

Gillian Anderson, David Duchovny, Frank Spotnitz, and Chris Carter have all expressed interest in making a third X-Files movie, but so far Fox has been extremely quiet on the matter. No greenlight in sight. While the first featured film did $190 million at the worldwide box office, the second film struggled with a measly $68 million.

The website Den of Geeks caught up with Frank Spotnitz, who worked on the show for eight of its nine seasons. He came on as a writer and then eventually took on more responsibilities as an executive producer for four seasons. He was asked about about the status of X-Files 3, specifically if a script was in place. "No. No I don’t. I mean I’ve known for many years what I would like the movie to be and I’ve been talking to Chris Carter about it for many years, but there is no script," he said. Adding that plot is, "the climax of the alien colonization story that began the series."

If a third movie happens or if it doesn't Fox still has brand name value with The X-Files, and Spotnitz could see Fox rebooting the television series in the future like Star Trek did. "I wouldn’t be surprised at all," Spotnitz explained. "I mean, I don’t think I would have anything to do with it but you know, for better or for worse, these things are titles of big corporations , like Star Trek belongs to Paramount and The X-Files belongs to Twentieth Century Fox and it’s a huge asset in their libraries so I can’t imagine they would let it sit languishing forever. Anything could happen. I just hope that if they do it, they do it well, that’s my only request."


By the way most of you may have missed the final scene from The X files I Want Believe, as it was shown after the credits. It reveals that Mulder and Scully have headed to warmer waters to finally get away from the politics and the ghouls. This might be the last we see of the two characters, so soak it up.


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Post by: Gregzs on December 04, 2012, 11:09:59 PM
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'Sherlock' Season 3 Might Not Air Until 2014...

Try late 2013. Perhaps even 2014, depending where you live.
Start of production on the third cycle of the fan-adored detective drama has been moved from January to March. Sources say the shift was necessary to accommodate the busy schedules of the show’s breakout stars, Benedict Cumberbatch (who’s in Star Trek 2) and Martin Freeman (starring in The Hobbit).

The BBC has not announced a premiere date for season three, but given that January was previously announced as the start of production, fans hoped to see Holmes and Watson return in the summer. Sources say the BBC will air Sherlock series three in late 2013. PBS has to wait until after the BBC’s window. A PBS spokesperson says Sherlock will air either late 2013 — or early 2014.

The first cycle of Sherlock debuted in the UK in July, 2010. The eagerly anticipated second season premiered last January, with PBS debuting the three 90-minute episodes in May. With its second season cliffhanger and increasing critical acclaim and worldwide buzz, anticipation for the next cycle of Sherlock is stronger than ever. From the BBC’s perspective, however, nothing about its schedule has really changed. Though production is starting slightly later than originally hoped, the company has only previously said the show will run sometime next year and recently hinted that a fall debut is likely. But for fans, particularly U.S. fans wanting more Sherlock as soon as possible, well, Holmes would advise patience.


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Post by: Gregzs on December 04, 2012, 11:43:46 PM
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Worldwide Release Dates For STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS Revealed


In Summer 2013, pioneering director J.J. Abrams will deliver an explosive action thriller that takes Star Trek Into Darkness. When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis.

With a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction. As our heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew.



 


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Post by: Gregzs on December 05, 2012, 07:46:31 PM
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Sean Bean to Star in TNT Spy Series ‘Legends’


Former “Game of Thrones” star Sean Bean has been cast as the new lead in TNT’s pilot for “Legends,” a new series based on Robert Littell’s novel of the same name, according to Deadline.

Bean replaces actor Brendan Frasier, who was originally attached to star but left the project in October.

In the pilot, Bean will play Martin Odum, a spy who is adept at undercover missions because of his ability to transform himself into a different person depending on the job.

The pilot is being produced by Howard Gordon, who’s becoming the master of the TV spy game, as the EP of series like “24″ and Showtime’s Emmy-winning CIA hit “Homeland.”

Since the unforgettable premature demise of his “GOT” hero Ned Stark on the prestigious HBO series, Bean co-starred on last season’s forgettable Ashley Judd ABC series, “Missing.”


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Post by: Gregzs on December 06, 2012, 12:19:31 AM
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TRON Sequel Closer To Becoming A Reality! Disney Hires Jesse Wigutow To Rewrite The Script

Let's pretend I had a budget of around $175 million to go make a movie. Then that movie went on to generate just over $400 million at the worldwide box office. So with that bit of info, would you say I had a hit movie or a flop? You have a hit movie of course... unless you're Disney's Tron: Legacy which for some odd reason has the word "flop" pinned to it far too often. Sure the film wasn't the monster hit that Disney was hoping for and outside of some neat special effects, a groovy soundtrack from Daft Punk, the story was a complete mess. But! It made money. And since it made some serious dough it shouldn't be a big surprise that Disney has taken another step forward in making Tron 3 a reality.

The Hollywood Reporter reports (lol), that the Mouse House has hired Jesse Wigutow ("Peter and the Starcatchers") to rewrite a script originally penned by David DiGilio ("Eight Below").

Not for nothing, but when your biggest weakness was a shaky script, maybe you shouldn't hire two guys that have as many writing credits as I have parking tickets (7 total). Realize your weakness and bring in a seasoned scribe to at least give you a base to work with, right? Either Disney knows something I don't know or they think they can wow audiences again with neon light cycles. Too bad we've already seen that one trick pony.

Besides that, Joseph Kosinki, will be back to direct Tron 3. He helmed 2010's Tron: Legacy which starred Garrett Hedlund, Olivia Wilde and Jeff Bridges.

As of right now little is known about the plot of the third Tron movie, but back in April of 2011 Joseph Kosinki did share his plans at that time, of course a lot could've changed in over a year.

"I think we will pick with where Tron: Legacy left off with Quorra (Olivia Wilde) in the real world and what does that mean and the possibilities it opens up for the next chapter. It’s that relationship between the two of them that’s the next step."

He also envisioned Cillian Murphy having a much bigger role in the film as opposed to his brief cameo as Ed Dillinger's son. Which you can view in the video above.

Dillinger was a really important part of the first film and felt like an easy way to continue that storyline and thread to have his son in the new movie. That way you have people ask those questions of what the Dillinger legacy is in the world of TRON. We didn’t want to ignore it completely and it leaves a really nice springboard for some intertwining development for the next film."


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Post by: Gregzs on December 06, 2012, 12:42:30 AM
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ABC Picks Up Paranormal Mystery Series ‘Weird Desk’

LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) – Things are going to get “Weird” at ABC. The network has given a direct-to-series order to a new “X Files“-esque drama titled “Weird Desk,” a network spokeswoman told TheWrap on Wednesday.

The series will revolve around a beyond-top secret organization, dubbed “Weird Desk,” that investigates paranormal, supernatural and extraterrestrial occurrences based on information re-routed from the CIA and the NSA.

The organization is led by Morgan, a socially inept but brilliant man who would be dead if it wasn’t for his special forces-trained partner, Rosetta.

The 13-episode series will premiere in Summer 2013.

Written by Carl Binder (“Stargate”) and David Titcher (“The Librarian”), “Weird Desk” is being produced by Canadian company Shaftesbury Films and distributed by ABC Studios, with Shaftesbury’s Tom Mazza and Maggie Murphy executive-producing.


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Post by: Gregzs on December 06, 2012, 12:48:07 AM
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First Still From ENDER'S GAME Featuring Harrison Ford And Asa Butterfield


In the near future, a hostile alien race (called the Formics) have attacked Earth. If not for the legendary heroics of International Fleet Commander, Mazer Rackham (Ben Kingsley), all would have been lost. In preparation for the next attack, the highly esteemed Colonel Graff (Harrison Ford) and the International Military are training only the best young children to find the future Mazer. Ender Wiggin (Asa Butterfield), a shy, but strategically brilliant boy is pulled out of his school to join the elite.

Arriving at Battle School, Ender quickly and easily masters increasingly difficult war games, distiguising himself and winning respect amongst his peers. Ender is soon ordained by Graff as the military's next great hope, resulting in his promotion to Command School. Once there, he's trained by Mazer Rackham, himself, to lead his fellow soldiers into an epic battle that will determine the future of Earth and save the human race.

Ender's Game is set to hit theaters November 1st, 2013.


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Post by: Gregzs on December 06, 2012, 12:53:04 AM
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First Images From THE SEVENTH SON Starring Jeff Bridges And Ben Barnes


In a time long past, an evil is about to be unleashed that will reignite the war between the forces of the supernatural and humankind once more. Master Gregory (Jeff Bridges) is a knight who had imprisoned the malevolently powerful witch, Mother Malkin (Julianne Moore), centuries ago. But now she has escaped and is seeking vengeance. Summoning her followers of every incarnation, Mother Malkin is preparing to unleash her terrible wrath on an unsuspecting world. Only one thing stands in her way: Master Gregory.

In a deadly reunion, Gregory comes face to face with the evil he always feared would someday return. Now he has only until the next full moon to do what usually takes years: train his new apprentice, Tom Ward (Ben Barnes) to fight a dark magic unlike any other. Man’s only hope lies in the seventh son of a seventh son.


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Post by: Gregzs on December 08, 2012, 10:00:07 PM
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Mark Hamill Makes ‘Biggest Gamble of Career’ with ‘Sushi Girl’


When actor Mark Hamill read the script for his new grindhouse-style thriller “Sushi Girl,” he immediately turned it down.

“It seemed way out of my comfort zone and ultra-violent and just nasty,” Hamill told me during an early October interview. “It felt way too dark. I said to my agent, ‘I can’t do it.’”

The film, which is now available with XFINITY On Demand, chronicles the reunion of six career criminals as they confront one of their colleagues, a recently released convict who may have stolen a cache of diamonds during the botched heist that landed him behind bars in the first place. The story unfolds over a sushi dinner, where the main course is raw fish (including the deadly fugu fish) laid out upon the body of a naked woman. The cast includes well-known pop culture figures such as Tony Todd (“Candyman”), Noah Hathaway (“The NeverEnding Story”), Michael Biehn (“The Terminator”), Jeff Fahey (“The Lawnmower Man”), Danny Trejo (“Desperado”) and martial arts film icon Sonny Chiba.

Hamill plays Crow, a spineless psychopath with a surprising penchant for violence, who tortures the evening’s guest of honor by drilling chopsticks into his kneecaps and pulling out his teeth. “I have been married to a dental hygienist for 34 years,” Hamill quipped. “Just from a dental point of view, it’s highly offensive.”

Though seemingly against type for the man known around the world as “Star Wars” hero Luke Skywalker, director Kern Saxton chose Hamill because of the 20 years the actor spent lending his voice to one of the world’s most famous villains – Batman’s arch nemesis, The Joker.

“The fact that I could play a psychopath in an animated series – they wanted to see what I could do on camera,” Hamill explained, referencing the popular ’90s cartoon “Batman: The Animated Series” and several new versions of the franchise that followed.

Seeking a second opinion, Hamill handed the script to two of his three children, Griffin and Chelsea Hamill. According to Mark, Griffin shrugged off the violence as par for the course in today’s movie market. Chelsea, on the other hand, gave her dad some tough love: “She said, ‘If you don’t do this, I don’t wanna hear you complaining about you never getting parts that Steve Buscemi or Philip Seymour Hoffman get. You should be grateful they even thought of you for something so extreme,’” Hamill recalled.


Tony Todd in 'Sushi Girl' (Photo: Sushi Girl Films)

The 61-year-old actor agreed and, after reading the script a second time as his character Crow, found the violence more comical than gratuitous. Even still, Hamill remarked, “I think it’s the biggest gamble of my career.”

Keep reading for more of my interview with Mark, where we discuss “Sushi Girl,” learn his vocal inspiration for The Joker, uncover his most unusual piece of “Star Wars” memorabilia and blow his mind.

David Onda: In “Sushi Girl,” what do you think brought these very different men together in the first place?

Mark Hamill: I think, in a way, they’re sort of that dysfunctional family; they all sort of complement one another in different ways. You have the father figure in Duke, the Tony Todd character, and you have Andy Mackenzie playing the enforcer, and James Duval is the soulful member of the group. Every character serves a different function. If Crow was left to his own devices, he would probably be forging checks and pulling scams. I don’t know if he has the depth to pull off a robbery on his own, but within the family, it all works.

Onda: It’s funny you mentioned the dysfunctional family, because I sort of amused myself imagining Luke Skywalker, the Candyman and Atreyu pulling off this diamond heist together…

Hamill: [laughs] It’s chock-a -block with iconic figures – not only the main characters, but to be able to get Michael Biehn, Danny Trejo and Sonny Chiba. I mean, it’s like a pop culture dream. It’s not “A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World,” where you know you look up and say “Oh, look, the gas station attendant is so-and-so.” They all have something to contribute and they all did just a great job and it was just a great thrill to be able to work with them.

Onda: One of the things that struck me about your performance is that you use many of the same mannerism as when you’re performing the voice of The Joker.


Hamill performing as The Joker (Photos: YouTube)

Hamill: You know, the only time I ever saw footage of me doing The Joker – we were recording the tracks for “Mask of the Phantasm,” the feature film. And they were doing a first-look for HBO, and they had placed cameras around the studio, but very unobtrusively. And when I eventually saw the little promotional film, it was appalling! I had no idea that I looked like that. I was performing and pulling my hair and gesticulating wildly! One of the things that I love about voiceover is that it’s a situation where – because you’re not encumbered by being seen – it’s liberating. You’re able to make broad choices that you would never make if you were on camera. But I wasn’t aware of how I looked or how ridiculous I looked doing that character.

Onda: Throughout your career, have movie roles been more attractive to you when they were so much further than what you’ve been known with “Star Wars”?

Hamill: One of the reasons I’ve taken so well to both Broadway and voiceover is the character actor aspect of it. When you are in your gear as Mozart – when you look in the mirror you’re no longer Mark Hamill – you’re transformed. It’s easy to hide inside the shell of another character, and I love it. I love the idea of being able to disappear into another character, and one of the reasons I wanted such an extreme look for Crow was that he was an extreme personality. When he shows up, you should be able to take one look at this guy and say, “There is something wrong with this person.” Whether it’s the inappropriate shoulder-length surfer hair, or the horn-rimmed glasses, or the fact that he wears those tennis shoes with the three-piece suit – it’s a guy that’s not really developed right. When I put myself together and look in the mirror, Mark Hamill was gone and Crow was there.

Onda: What was your inspiration for Crow’s voice?


Hamill in 'Sushi Girl' (Photo: Sushi Girl Films)

Hamill: I was sort of channeling an understudy of mine that I worked with in a musical called “Harrigan ‘n Hart.” I mean, his cynicism and his humor I found similar. I would hate to demean or defame this guy, because obviously he is nothing like Crow, but his outlook and dark humor and his cynicism was similar. When I was asked what was my inspiration for The Joker – did I pattern it after Caesar Romero or Jack Nicholson – I said, “Not really.” When I look back, I’m thinking Claude Rains was kind of an inspiration, because I remember loving him so much. As a kid, I loved the Invisible Man with his – [in a gravelly voice] “Crazy?! You think I’m crazy? I’ll show you who’s crazy.” He had that wonderful wit and that dynamic energy, and his voice was really compelling. I wanted to have all the colors in the rainbow with Joker, from dark and menacing to buoyant and exuberant silliness and grand theatricality – a little Charles Nelson Reilly. I mean, I was all over the place. I loved character actors and I loved the sounds of various dialect voices. The Joker is sort of mid-Atlantic. He’s not really British, but he’s not really fully American. The one wondrous thing about playing crazy people, whether its Crow or The Joker, is that when someone’s crazy, they are, by definition, unpredictable. And when you’re unpredictable, you’re never boring.

Onda: “Star Wars” actor Anthony Daniels once told me he still has an old box of C-3P0’s cereal. What’s the most unusual piece of “Star Wars” memorabilia you own?

Hamill: I do happen to have a box of 3-CP0’s, but I notice if it’s food products, and you store it in the attic, the mice will find it. I have a box somewhere without the cereal, because god knows it would be petrified by now. I was lucky – they let me keep my boots from the first one. I got to keep the Storm Trooper helmet that I rescued the princess in. Ironically, the Storm Trooper helmet that I have is not nearly as well-made or constructed as the commercial versions that you can buy. The ones you buy are meant to last forever. The one that I kept was meant to last for 10 weeks of filming. The inner visor is just a piece of green cellophane taped to the inside, with these eye holes. I never expected to be a pair of Underoos . The merchandising aspect of it was great fun for me, because I’m a real pop culture kind of creature. I loved the idea of being a bubblegum card.

Onda: I have an amazing original Darth Vader phone that my grandfather passed down to me.


C-3PO's cereal box (Photo: Kellogg's)

Hamill: Oh! That converts your voice into his voice?

Onda: Yes. And Vader’s just lights up. It’s one of my favorite things.

Hamill: That’s wonderful! The ingenuity of what they come up with is astonishing. I love the fact that, one time, my face was on the back of a cereal box – probably 3-CP0’s – and it was a mask where you cut out the eye holes and put a string through the side. It makes me feel like I’m 11 years old all over again. I immediately become a child and remember going, “Please, mom, buy me those Cocoa Puffs, because there’s a Superman inside.” When you realize how much those kinds of things mean, especially to the children, I can relate to it.

Onda: For as world-renowned as you are for being Luke Skywalker, it’s funny that, as a ’90s kid, I knew you as The Joker first.

Hamill: A lot of people don’t know I’m The Joker, because who could read the credits that fly by at that speed? And that’s fine with me. It was a learning moment when I realized I don’t mind not getting that recognition, because it works so well. When all the elements come together – the script and the artwork and the music – I don’t need the spotlight and the curtain call. I really am proud of that, and the fact that, for a lot of people, it’s an anonymous actor doing [The Joker] – that’s even more flattering.

Onda: It was like finding out that Uncle Phil from “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” was the voice of Shredder in the “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” cartoon.

Hamill: [laughs hard] I didn’t know that!

Onda: Yes! It blows my mind.

Hamill: Well, you just blew my mind.


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Post by: Gregzs on December 08, 2012, 10:24:05 PM
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First Poster For Joseph Kosinski's OBLIVION Debuts


Tom Cruise stars in Oblivion, an original and groundbreaking cinematic event from the director of TRON: Legacy and the producer of Rise of the Planet of the Apes. On a spectacular future Earth that has evolved beyond recognition, one man’s confrontation with the past will lead him on a journey of redemption and discovery as he battles to save mankind.

Jack Harper (Cruise) is one of the last few drone repairmen stationed on Earth. Part of a massive operation to extract vital resources after decades of war with a terrifying threat known as the Scavs, Jack’s mission is nearly complete.

Living in and patrolling the breathtaking skies from thousands of feet above, his soaring existence is brought crashing down when he rescues a beautiful stranger from a downed spacecraft. Her arrival triggers a chain of events that forces him to question everything he knows and puts the fate of humanity in his hands.

The first trailer will debut Sunday, December 9th on iTunes Trailers. It is said to be attached to screenings of Jack Reacher (which also stars Cruise) and possibly The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey later this month. Be sure to check CBM when the trailer's released.

Oblivion also stars Morgan Freeman, Olga Kurylenko, Andrea Riseborough, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Melissa Leo. The film is set to hit theaters April 19th, 2013, and will be released in IMAX a week before.

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Post by: Gregzs on December 10, 2012, 10:05:27 PM
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UPDATED: New Image From STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS Released

UPDATE: According to Coming Soon, Paramount Pictures claims that the name of Benedict Cumberbatch's character in the film is John Harrison, which is probably a misdirection as they will try to keep the real name a mystery.

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Post by: Gregzs on December 10, 2012, 10:17:21 PM
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Klingons Confirmed For STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS; Alice Eve's Role Revealed

As the internet goes space-crazy over all of the lovely Star Trek Into Darkness footage and info over the last few days, we have even more news on J.J. Abrams' highly anticipated sci-fi follow up. More new footage was screened today for a select few at the Bad Robot Avid Post Production Webinar, and it turns out those rumors of Klingons on the starboard bow were true after all..

This should make Trekkies pretty happy. The Klingons were allies of Starfleet in the later Star Trek series, but the early incarnations served as the show's/movie's primary antagonists. Hopefully we'll find out a bit more about their appearance in Star Trek Into Darkness as more info on the footage leaks.

Also, this..

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/839/igp2uhkukcsks.gif/ (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/839/igp2uhkukcsks.gif/)

That would be Dr. Carol Marcus, as in Kirk's love interest and Mother to his son David - at least in the old continuity. She also created 'Project Genesis', the scientific breakthrough responsible for bringing Spock back to life after his sacrifice to save the Enterprise from Khan in Star Trek 2.


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Post by: Gregzs on December 10, 2012, 11:00:57 PM
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THE SAINT Headed To Television With Eliza Dushku


Eliza Dushku (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Tru Calling) has joined the Brad Krevoy project as a love interest for English actor Adam Rayner ( Hawthorne,Dragon Age: Redemption ), who portrays Simon Templar in a backdoor pilot (A backdoor pilot is a television movie which is used to gauge audience interest. If popular, the tv movie will go on to become a television series). Simon West ( Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, The Expendables 2) is directing the pilot from a script by Jesse Alexander (Heroes, Alias).

Simon Templar was created by Leslie Charteris in 1928 for a series of books published as "The Saint", which lasted nearly 60 years. The Saint has previously given the small and big screen treatment including a 1960s series starring Roger Moore, and a 1997 film starring Val Kilmer.

A British intellectual property, The Saint has often drawn comparisons to James Bond.



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Post by: Gregzs on December 14, 2012, 01:10:26 AM
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CONFIRMED: Garrett Hedlund to Star in TRON 3

Our friends over at NEXTMOVIE.com have the exclusive word from Garrett Hedlund himself. Hedlund played Sam Flynn in "TRON: Legacy"


"Yeah," Hedlund said when we pressed him for details on his "Tron" participation while doing press in New York ahead of the U.S. release of "On the Road." "Are we gonna break this now?"

"Disney's very excited," he said of the project. "That's about that. You know, yeah, I'm very excited, Disney's very excited."


Jesse Wigutow is in negotiations to write the script, and "TRON: Legacy" director Joseph Kosinski is returning to helm the 3rd film.

Rumored but still unofficial is that production may begin in 2014.


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Post by: Gregzs on December 14, 2012, 11:16:23 PM
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Syfy Pulls ‘Haven’ Episode Following Tragedy

The horrific tragedy at a Newton, Conn. elementary school is prompting Syfy to make a quick swap of its series “Haven.”

The episode originally set to run tonight featured a series of murders at a high school, but that will now be replaced by a holiday “Eureka” special at 10 p.m.

“Tonight’s scheduled 10PM episode of Haven contained scenes of fictitious violence in a high school,” the network said in a statement. “In light of today’s tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, we have decided not to air it. At this time, no decision has been made as to when the episode will air.”

TVLine quoted Laura Vandervoort, who was set to guest star in the two-episode arc tonight, as praising the move.

“There’s a fine line between our art of evoking emotions in others, portraying tainted, troubled and broken characters, and reality,” she said. “I feel immense pain and sympathy for the families and children [in Newtown] and couldn’t bear the thought of the images in tonight’s episode upsetting people.”


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Post by: Gregzs on December 15, 2012, 11:52:03 PM
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Len Wiseman Reveals New Details For THE MUMMY Reboot

Back in September, it was announced that director Len Wiseman (Live Free Or Die Hard, Underworld) has signed on to helm a reboot of Universal's The Mummy series. This new take on the franchise, which began in the mid 1930's, was said to be a scarier, darker version of the mythology. Screenwriter Jon Spaihts (Prometheus) was hired to pen the script, with Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman (Transformers) producing. Now, speaking with Movie Web while promoting the Blu-Ray release of his Total Recall reboot (which hits shelves December 18th), Wiseman offers an update on The Mummy, and reiterates that this has absolutely nothing to do with the last three films which starred Brendan Fraser.

"There was skepticism. The difference between the two, if The Mummy is to be the next movie for me, is that The Mummy is a completely different film," he says when asked whether or not his views on remakes has changed since Total Recall. "It is a modern day take. It doesn't have anything to do with the Brendan Fraser films, and it is not a remake of any kind. The Mummy is one of Universal's long standing, iconic characters, well before the Brendan Fraser movies... This is such a different thing. What was attractive to me...There is still a script to be written, and all of that....But the pitch was to go with a much different tone. It was a Mummy like I'd never heard of before. It's nothing like what you would expect, at all, oddly. I was picturing Egypt, and the sand swept settings. The mummy wrappings. When I heard what they were wanting to actually do with it, it was shocking."

As for the film's tone, Wiseman says that it won't be as action-oriented as the Fraser films. "It's horror. It's epic. It's more of a modern day version of what would happen if we came across a mummy in our world today. It is pretty fascinating." Interestingly, Movie Web's headline calls the remake "An epic horror movie set in present day America", although Wiseman doesn't specifically say that the film will take place in the USA.

Universal are planning on releasing The Mummmy sometime in 2014.


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Post by: Gregzs on December 16, 2012, 11:12:43 PM
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Alice Kills Zombie Rain In RESIDENT EVIL: RETRIBUTION Deleted Scene; Plus Undead Featurette


Come check out a deleted scene from Resident Retribution that has Alice (Milla Jovovich) killing a zombie version of Rain Ocampo (Michelle Rodriguez), and then Ada Wong (Bingbing Li) explains how that's possible. Also check out a blooper reel and a new featurette.


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Post by: Gregzs on December 18, 2012, 11:24:45 PM
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Gerard Way Offers Update On THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY Film Adaptation

A couple of years ago, Universal Studios optioned a film adaptation of Dark Horse Comics' The Umbrella Academy, which was written by Gerard Way and drawn by Gabriel Bá. Mark Bomback (The Wolverine)was hired to write the script, but last year, it was reported that Rawson Thurber (Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story) was brought on board to re-write the screenplay. Speaking with Comics Alliance, Way offers an update on the big screen adaptation. "I'd say it's hanging out a little bit. Every once in awhile there's a burst of movement and it's kind of how I've noticed Hollywood works. There's a burst of movement and then a burst of nothing. We actually recently got a script and it's really great, so I think it's just a matter of waiting for [Universal Studios] wanting to take the risk on it."

When asked about the budget, he says that it's now smaller than it was originally. "Well the good news is that it's not as big as it was before, which actually takes a lot of the pressure off the storytelling in the script and made it so things could exist like Space[boy] still being half a Martian gorilla, Bobo still being a chimp - you know what I mean? Those are things that, when your budget starts to get higher and higher you notice that discussions will start to happen like, "Well, let's maybe phase some of this weird stuff out." So, your budget getting smaller is sometimes the best thing that can happen." To check out the rest of the interview with Way, click the source link below.

The Umbrella Academy follows the members of the titular group, a disbanded team of superheroes who reunite after the death of their adoptive father, "Sir Reginald Hargreeves". Hargreeves, an alien disguised as a famous entrepreneur, collected the members of the Umbrella Academy shortly after their birth and trained them to save the world from an unspecified threat. After his death, the members carry on his plan to save the world.


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Post by: Gregzs on January 01, 2013, 11:58:39 PM
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First Look At Sharlto Copley In Blomkamp's ELYSIUM

Sharlto Copley quickly rose to fame after an amazing performance as Wikus in Neill Blomkamp's impressive directorial debut, District 9. Now, the two have teamed-up once again for Blomkamp's next science-fiction film, Elysium, which stars Matt Damon.

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Post by: Gregzs on January 02, 2013, 12:15:03 AM
that actually looks pretty good. pity they've more or less shown the whole fucking film in that long ass trailer  ::)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4GKzwcCbLCI


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Post by: Gregzs on January 02, 2013, 01:22:12 AM

ORPHAN BLACK: Cloning Drama Coming to BBC America in March
 
On March 30th, BBC America will debut a drama about cloning that focuses on a woman who discovers that she's been cloned, which in turn leads into a global-wide conspiracy in which virtually anyone could have a clone of themselves walking around.

What follows is the official descrpition of the show:

Sarah has always lived the life of an orphan outsider. But a clone is never alone.
 
Sarah hopes that cleaning out a dead woman?s bank account will solve all her problems. Instead, her problems multiply ? and so does she. Experience a whole new side of BBC AMERICA with the channel?s next original scripted series, ?Orphan Black,? the exciting and ambitious new addition to the Supernatural Saturday programming block. ?Orphan Black? features rising star Tatiana Maslany ?(Cas & Dylan,? ?Picture Day?) in the lead role of Sarah, an outsider and orphan whose life changes dramatically after witnessing the suicide of a woman who looks just like her. Sarah assumes her identity, her boyfriend and her bank account. But instead of solving her problems, the street smart chameleon is thrust headlong into a kaleidoscopic mystery. She makes the dizzying discovery that she and the dead woman are clones? but are they the only ones? Sarah quickly finds herself caught in the middle of a deadly conspiracy and must race to find answers about who she is and how many others there are just like her. Orphan Black premieres Saturday, March 30, 9:00pm ET/PT, as part of BBC AMERICA?s Supernatural Saturday.
This suspenseful, sexy thriller also stars Jordan Gavaris (?Degrassi?), Dylan Bruce (?As The World Turns?) and Maria Doyle Kennedy (?Downton Abbey?). Orphan Black is executive produced by Ivan Schneeberg and David Fortier (?Being Erica?), Graeme Manson (?Flashpoint?), and John Fawcett (?Spartacus?). The drama is co-created by Manson and Fawcett, with Manson also serving as writer and Fawcett as director.

http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/scifimediazone/news/?a=71806


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Post by: Gregzs on January 03, 2013, 09:21:37 PM
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REAL LIFE: Superman Spotted Flying Near The Coast Of California

After watching this, you really will believe a man RC plane can fly! The video and description below were posted by LiveLeak.com (via Bleeding Cool), and as you can see, you most definitely would have to pinch yourself to make sure you weren't dreaming if this "Superman" flew over your house!


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Post by: Gregzs on January 03, 2013, 09:35:48 PM
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First Poster For SNOWPIERCER Officially Released; Plus John Hurt Discusses His Role

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjFaV9pWFvU


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Post by: Gregzs on January 03, 2013, 11:24:12 PM
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Royal Mail Reveal DOCTOR WHO Themed Stamps

Marking the 50th anniversary of British sci-fi show Doctor Who all 11 Doctors will be getting their own first class stamp, as well as some villains in a second class set, thanks to postal service Royal Mail.

With the Christmas Special, 'The Snowmen', just shown UK's Royal Mail have announced a set of Doctor Who theme stamps. The collection marks the 50th anniversary of sci-fi show, with all 11 Doctors getting their own first class stamp; and four of the show's most popular villains, including the Daleks, the Cybermen, the Ood, and the frightening Weeping Angels, starring on the second class set.

The Royal Mail stamps will be available in March.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-20838728


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Post by: Gregzs on January 09, 2013, 09:06:58 PM
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Bill Pullman Offers An Update On INDEPENDENCE DAY 2

Bill Pullman is no stranger to playing the President of The United States. He is currently playing the role as the Commander and Chief in the new television series 1600 Penn, and he played one in the Summer blockbuster Independence Day. Rumors have been swirling for a long time now as to when or if we will get a sequel to the film that launched Will Smith to movie stardom. While speaking with CraveOnline Pullman gave this hopeful update on the film, "Within a year(They might start shooting), yeah, something like that I guess. I worried about taking this part because it’s heating up." He said that he talked to director Roland Emmerich and producer Dean Devlin about his schedule with 1600 Penn, and they told him to go for the series that they would work around it if Independence Day 2 get made.

One of the sticking points with getting the film made is whether Smith will do it or not. He has expressed some interest on returning to the role of Captain Steven Hiller, but if he doesn't Pullman said there is a back up plan. "“The Will Smith part of it may be ongoing but I think there’s strategies for both. I like what I have to do in both of them. I’m not in an old age home in a wheelchair being wheeled out for one more moment. It’s a very interesting conception of what happens to Whitmore between then and when it picks back up," he explained. So even if Smith decides not to do it, there is a chance that the project could move forward.

With all of this being said though, the sequel has had trouble getting off the ground. Being a realist, Pullman is not holding his breath because the project is as he called it, "plagued." It is however, encouraging to hear that it does not all fall on whether or not Will Smith wants to do the film.


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Post by: Gregzs on January 09, 2013, 09:15:37 PM
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Creator of BEING HUMAN Teases Series 5 In A New Interview with SFX



Warning: Mild Spoilers

SuperDude001- 1/9/2013

Series 5 Synopsis:
“Hal, Tom and Alex are three housemates with some serious issues on their hands, and they’re not all about the washing up rota. Hal is a 500 year-old vampire, Tom is a hardened werewolf and Alex has recently had the misfortune of becoming a ghost. Strapped to a chair in the living room, Hal is finding it tough going cold-turkey – mostly because the mess Tom has made is really bothering him. But when Tom and Alex release Hal, they’re not to know it’s far too soon to be letting a blood-thirsty vampire onto the streets… When Hal recruits Crumb as a vampire and welcomes him to the supernatural world, the meek becomes mighty and we see what happens when a bullied man finds his bite. Meanwhile, Rook – head of a shady government department in charge of keeping the supernatural world secret – is given some devastating news.”

In this month’s issue of SFX (released today, 9th Jan) creator Toby Whithouse has dropped some new hints about the paranormal drama's fifth series of the BBC Three hit Being Human.
Most prominently the writer talked about the casting of the series' new big bad villain, Captain Hatch, the role to be played by British actor Phil Davis (announced August last year).

In the same article Davis explained his taking on the role as “like slipping into a pair of shoes,”. “Sometimes they fit immediately, and sometimes you have to wiggle your toes a bit. But this was pretty easy to get the hang of. It was irresistible, because it’s so well-written. He’s very clever and very funny. He kills people with a smile on his face – or persuades them to kill themselves. I want the audience to enjoy his evil and be scared of him at the same time. I want them to be laughing and then stopping dead.”

Whithouse told SFX “It’s a brilliant performance,”, “imbued with such presence and danger, and that effortless evil that Phil does so well. I wrote it, but I’m genuinely chilled by some of the stuff he does. And he’s not afraid of making himself look ghastly. Hatch goes through a transformation as we get towards the end, but up until that point Phil was happy to make himself look utterly rancid!” “When we first meet Hatch, rotting away in that filthy room, he’s in a terrible state.”

“I’m one of those rare actors who comes out of make-up looking far worse than when he went in!” Davis jokes. “They blacken my teeth, paint veins on my forehead and put earwax dripping out of my ears – it’s a pretty disgusting sight. He’s described as ‘a little angry fist of a man’ to start with, but as he gets more powerful, he becomes more relaxed and urbane.”

The writer told SFX that the BBC Three show's latest six-part run will climax with an ending sixth episode that "will leave you guessing".
“This one has cameos from two guests from last year… no, Mitchell isn’t coming back, because he’s dead. And so are George and Nina! We’re not only told what Captain Hatch’s plan is but we see it played out, in some of the biggest setpieces we’ve ever done. And the end will leave you guessing. There will be much discussion about the end…”

The new series of Being Human stars Damien Molony, Michael Socha and Kate Bracken and will also feature Whitechapel's Phil Davis as the villainous Captain Hatch.

The air date of series 5 is still unknown, but sometime soon this year of 2013 on BBC Three (UK). No trailer has been released, although small snippets of footage can be seen on BBC Three seasonal trailers.


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Post by: Gregzs on January 09, 2013, 09:21:19 PM
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TEXAS CHAINSAW 4 Officially Moving Forward; Production To Begin Later This Year

The other day, it was reported that Lionsgate will be moving ahead with a sequel to its surprise box office hit Texas Chainsaw 3D, which opened this past weekend. While that isn't surprising, considering that the studio bought the rights to make seven Texas Chainsaw movies, Leatherface's big screen future would've been uncertain if his latest outing wasn't very successful. Now, after its $21.7M opening weekend, Deadline confirms that Millenium Films is giving the go ahead to the next film, tentatively titled Texas Chainsaw 4. Production will begin later this year in Louisiana, and will be spearheaded by producer Carl Mazzocone, exec producers Mark Burg, Avi Lerner, Tobe Hooper, Trevor Short, John Thompson, Danny Dimbort, Lati Grobman and Christa Campbell. "Lati and Christa brought the idea of this franchise to us. They were certain of the audience appeal, so we signed on," Millennium Films Chairman Avi Lerner said. "And it turns out they were right. It was a bloody good decision. Lionsgate agreed to distribute the film in the US, and did a fantastic job. We very much hope to partner with them for the next chapter."


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Post by: Gregzs on January 10, 2013, 07:44:06 PM
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Christopher Nolan To Tackle Sci-Fi In His Next Movie; INTERSTELLAR

Memento, The Prestige, Inception. All of these Christopher Nolan helmed movies are as good as (if not better than) his The Dark Knight Trilogy, so you may want to start getting excited about the news that his next project will be Interstellar for Paramount and Warner Bros. According to The Hollywood Reporter, he will direct and produce the Jonathan Nolan penned screenplay which "involves time travel and alternate dimensions in a story that sees a group of explorers travel through a wormhole." It's apparently based on scientific theories developed by a Kip Thorne, a theoretical physicist, a gravitational physicist and astrophysicist at Caltech. Nolan is said to be very close to wrapping up the deal, so there is obviously no word on a cast or release date at this point.


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Post by: Gregzs on January 10, 2013, 09:17:01 PM
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Dan Trachtenberg To Direct Y: THE LAST MAN

Dan Trachtenberg is a relative unknown, as his resume reads; directed commercials for big brands like Nike and Coke, collaborated on a Hellboy II: The Golden Army alternate reality game, and directed the internet show "Ctrl+Alt+Chicken." But wait, there's more. In August of 2011, Trachtenberg created a short film, Portal: No Escape, based on the popular, Portal, video game. The reception for the short, was incredible, the video had over six million hits in the first two months on YouTube.


Y The Last Man is the dystopian science fiction comic book series by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra published by Vertigo beginning in 2002. It focuses on only man to survive the apparent simultaneous death of every male mammal on Earth. The 60-issue series was repackaged in book form and the series won five Eisner Awards.

The film is being produced by Benderspink and David Goyer, with Sam Brown and David Neustadter overseeing for New Line. Trachtenberg is separately attached to helm Crime of the Century, the Universal film which has Chris Morgan producing. That’s being scripted by Daniel Kunka. - Deadline


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Post by: Gregzs on January 12, 2013, 12:53:06 AM
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New Trailer For Sci-Fi Alien Western, DEFIANCE

I'm getting a small Firefly vibe from this show. Not saying it will be anywhere as good as Firefly but the visuals definitely bring that show to mind which I guess shouldn't be too surprising considering this is a sci-fi western as well. The show debuts April 15,2013 on the Syfy channel.


Defiance is an upcoming American science fiction television series which is being developed for television by Rockne S. O'Bannon. The series is being produced in collaboration with Trion Worlds who are producing a Defiance MMO video game which will be connected to the series. Defiance stars Grant Bowler as Jeb Nolan, the local lawman in a refugee camp known as Defiance. The series will be broadcast in the United States on the cable channel Syfy, and is being produced by Universal Cable Productions.

Defiance is set to premiere Monday, April 15, 2013 at 9:00 pm Eastern/8:00 pm Central.


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Post by: Gregzs on January 12, 2013, 12:58:05 AM
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New Impressive Sci-Fi Short 'R'HA'
No actors, no sets, no problem! Kaleb Lechowski didn't have the spare cash to create his short using the typical process, but that's okay. Over a seven month period Kaleb directed, wrote and animated the short, that features two alien worlds at war with each other.







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Post by: Gregzs on January 12, 2013, 10:29:10 PM
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Showtime Confirm PENNY DREADFUL From SKYFALL's Sam Mendes And John Logan

After the success of Skyfall, it should come as no surprise to learn that Showtime entertainment president David Nevins today confirmed that the network responsible for the likes of Dexter and Homeland have given Penny Dreadful a full series order. Prduction is expected to begin in London in the second half of this year and Nevins said that it is "our hope and intention is that Sam Mendes will direct it." Below is the press release in full courtesy of Deadline.


LOS ANGELES, CA (January 12, 2013) – Some of literature’s most iconic figures will step into the light on SHOWTIME in PENNY DREADFUL, a psychosexual horror series created, written and executive produced by three-time Oscar® nominee John Logan (Hugo, The Aviator, Gladiator) and executive produced by Oscar winner Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Revolutionary Road) and Neal Street’s Pippa Harris (Revolutionary Road, Call The Midwife), it was announced today by David Nevins, President of Entertainment, Showtime Networks. PENNY DREADFUL will begin production in London in the second half of 2013.

In PENNY DREADFUL, some of literature’s most famously terrifying characters – including Dr. Frankenstein and his creature, Dorian Gray and iconic figures from the novel Dracula – become embroiled in Victorian London. The series weaves together these classic horror origin stories as the characters grapple with their monstrous alienation. This project marks Logan and Mendes’ second major collaboration, following Skyfall, their recent critically-acclaimed and box office record-breaking James Bond film, which Mendes directed and Logan co-wrote; and their first ever collaboration for television. The project will be produced by Mendes’ production company Neal Street Productions.

"John Logan and Sam Mendes are two of the great storytellers of our time," said Nevins. "The visual spectacle combined with the psychological insight in their reimagining of these iconic literary characters seems totally mesmerizing to me. This promises to be a wholly original television show."


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Post by: Gregzs on January 12, 2013, 10:33:35 PM
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CBS Gives Stephen King's UNDER THE DOME A June 2013 Air Date

CBS has today announced its summer schedule, including the premiere date of the highly anticipated adaptation of Stephen King's Under the Dome. Last year, we learned that the network had ordered a 13-episode season and that both Brian K. Vaughan and Niels Arden Oplev were attached along with Neal Baer (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit) as showrunner. It will make its debut on Monday, June 24 in the 10PM slot. At this point, it's unclear whether this will be a 13-episode adaptation of the lengthy novel or simply just be based on it.


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Post by: Gregzs on January 12, 2013, 10:55:51 PM
http://xfinity.comcast.net/blogs/tv/2013/01/12/elementary-boss-moriarty-is-coming-sherlock-and-watson-wont-hook-up/

‘Elementary’ Boss: Moriarty is Coming; Sherlock and Watson Won’t Hook Up


“Elementary,” with the first-ever female Dr. Watson (Lucy Liu), is the most-watched new series of the 2012-2013 season, but following the special Super Bowl episode, things are about to change slightly and the show will have a serialized element to it now that Moriarty is a presence in Sherlock Holmes’ (Jonny Lee Miller) life.



“We still look to have a case that begins and ends [each week] but we want to dollop Moriarty out appropriately, says executive producer Rob Doherty at the press conference for the CBS series at the Television Critics Association press tour in Pasadena, Calif.


The role of Moriarty has yet to be cast — Doherty says he has two more weeks to make a decision — and while he would like to bring in a well-known actor to play the role, he knows that in this day and age of social media, it would be a tricky business to keep it the identity a secret if that is what he decides.


“Moriarty has to be someone who is exquisite and someone who is unique,” Liu says.”Rob knows that more than any of us and he is going to allow for that. It is difficult now in this day and age to actually surprise anyone. He has to keep it under wraps.”



One other change that will happen before the end of the season is the formalizing of the partnership between Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Joan Watson.

“[Being a sober companion] was a starting point,” Doherty says. ” It gave Watson a real purpose to be in the life of Holmes.


You can’t do that for seven or eight years. As we get into this end run, we want to redefine the relationship. I feel that a powerful friendship has developed — although each character may not describe it that way. My sense of Sherlock is that things need to be defined. As the sober companion side falls away, he will want Watson to be more of someone he can lean on.”


That said, the two will not hook up romantically in any way, shape or form, according to Doherty as long as he is EP of the series.



“We love to defy expectations on this show. For as long as I am a part of the show, it is not something I want to see. We don’t need it. When you look at the original books, they didn’t need to get together. They did quite nicely. I would like to apply that to this show as long as I can.”


Part of the problem with that may be that the fans picked up on the great chemistry between Miller and Liu, which is why they started asking for them to get together.


“There was a note that we seemed to know each other too well,” Liu says. “That they wouldn’t know each other that much. They wanted the chemistry to start out slower. I disagreed. If you have chemistry with someone, you have chemistry.”


And Miller was very circumspect, keeping his comment about a possible hook up to a minimum, saying simply, “You can have negative chemistry, as well.”

As for the special Super Bowl episode, which will air immediately following the game on Sunday, Feb 3, Doherty is keeping the storyline under wraps. But Liu tells XfinityTV.com, “It is like our episodes normally, but on steroids. So it is a little more accelerated, a little more colorful and heightened. It is going to be sexier, but a different kind of sexy.”


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Post by: Gregzs on January 13, 2013, 10:35:04 PM
http://xfinity.comcast.net/blogs/tv/2013/01/12/showtime-bumps-up-dexter-to-summer-reveals-full-2013-premiere-schedule/

Showtime Bumps Up ‘Dexter’ to Summer, Reveals Full 2013 Premiere Schedule


Showtime is moving up “Dexter” to a June 30 premiere date to help launch the new Liev Shreiber-starring drama “Ray Donovan,” Showtime’s Entertainment President David Nevins told reporters at TCA on Saturday.


Similarly, the third season of “Homeland,” which Nevins referred to as the network’s “crown jewel,” will also serve as a launch pad for new drama “Masters of Sex” on Sept. 29.

The move marks the first time “Homeland” and “Dexter” will be separated since “Homeland’s” first season. It’s a move Nevins believes will pay off. “We want to build on the momentum and growth [of those series] with this repositioning on the schedule,” he said.


While Nevins was reluctant to discuss reports of “Dexter’s” much-rumored series finale, he did admit that there is an “endgame in place,” which he promised to explain prior to the show’s eighth season premiere this summer.


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Post by: Gregzs on January 15, 2013, 12:42:58 AM
http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/Wolvie09/news/?a=72674

Disney Sets Release Dates For PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN 5 And Brad Bird's 1952

Walt Disney have announced the release dates for a couple of upcoming films. First up, Pirates of the Caribbean 5 has been set for July 10th, 2015 release. Meaning, we will see a lot of box office record that year, considering films like Star Wars Episode VII, The Avengers 2, The Hunger Games finale will also be released in 2015. Next up, Disney will release Brad Bird's upcoming science fiction film titled 1952 on December 19th, 2014. George Clooney is now confirmed to star in the film. Also, The Muppets 2 will arrive on March 21st, 2014 and Maleficent starring Angelina Jolie will now open on July 2nd, 2014 (previous release date was March 14th).


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Post by: Gregzs on January 15, 2013, 06:51:53 PM
The Killing gets 12 more episodes. Production has yet to start.

https://www.facebook.com/TheKilling?group_id=0


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Post by: Gregzs on January 16, 2013, 11:49:34 PM
http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/rorschachsrants/news/?a=72798

WB Hoping To Give GREMLINS The Reboot Treatment

According to Vulture, Warner Bros. Pictures is negotiating with Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment to reboot their 1984 horror comedy, Gremlins. Apparently there have been numerous attempts to get the wheels in motion on this over the years but things always fell through, however, sources claim that this time it's looking good. That's pretty much all the info out there at the moment but we'll update if we find anything else out.

Gremlins was one of my favorite movies as a child and I still love the Hell out of it despite it dating a little around the edges. A less successful - and quite bizarre - sequel followed, and there was always talk of a third movie but nothing ever materialized. There's no doubt that Gizmo is one of the most adorable creatures to ever grace the screen, so I'm not altogether against another movie as long as it stays true to the original. In fact I hope this "reboot" is that in name only and we get some sort of continuation of the story, or at the very least not a complete rehash of the first one.


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Post by: Gregzs on January 16, 2013, 11:55:11 PM
http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/JoshWildingNewsAndReviews/news/?a=72792

Brett Ratner's HERCULES Gets A Release Date

Last November, it was confirmed that Hercules was moving ahead with Brett Ratner at the helm and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson attached to star. Filming is expected to begin within the next few months, so it should come as no surprise to learn that Paramount has finally given the movie a release date. It will hit the big screen on August 8th, 2014, just ONE WEEK after Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy. The screenplay was adapted by relative newcomer Ryan Condal from Radical Studio's graphic novel Hercules: The Thracian Wars. Below is a description of that story.


Fourteen hundred years ago, a tormented soul walked the earth that was neither man nor god. Hercules was the powerful son of the god king Zeus, for this he received nothing but suffering his entire life. After twelve arduous labors and the loss of his family, this dark, world-weary soul turned his back on the gods finding his only solace in bloody battle. Over the years he warmed to the company of six similar souls, their only bond being their love of fighting and presence of death. These men and woman never question where they go to fight or why or whom, just how much they will be paid. Now the King of Thrace has hired these mercenaries to train his men to become the greatest army of all time. It is time for this bunch of lost souls to finally have their eyes opened to how far they have fallen when they must train an army to become as ruthless and blood thirsty as their reputation has become.


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Post by: Gregzs on January 17, 2013, 12:07:03 AM
http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/rorschachsrants/news/?a=72752

First Official Image From SNOWPIERCER


We've see quite a bit of concept art from Bong Joon-ho‘s highly-anticipated Hollywood debut - which is based on French graphic novel Le Transperceneige - now check out the first official pic featuring Joon-ho regular Song Kang-ho (Memories of Murder, The Host)..

Snowpiercer is set in a future where, after a failed experiment to stop global warming, an Ice Age kills off all life on the planet except for the inhabitants of the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe and is powered by a sacred perpetual-motion engine. A class system evolves on the train but a revolution brews.


Snowpiercer stars Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton, Jamie Bell, Alison Pill, John Hurt, Ed Harris, Octavia Spencer and Song Kang-ho, and is set for release sometime this Summer.


(http://thefilmstage.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/snow_piercer.jpg)


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Post by: Gregzs on January 21, 2013, 11:31:13 PM
http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/BatFreak/news/?a=72870

ARROW Actress Jessica De Gouw Lands Female Lead In NBC's DRACULA Series

According to Deadline, Australian actress Jessica de Gouw - who was recently seen as Helena Bertinelli/Huntress on The CW's Arrow - has been cast in the female lead role in NBC and Sky Living's ten-episode series Dracula, which is based on the vampire of the same name. Jonathan Rhys Meyers (The Tudors) will be playing the title character. Set in the 1890s, Dracula "centers on Dracula (Meyers) who arrives in London, posing as American entrepreneur Allen Grayson who maintains that he wants to bring modern science to Victorian society. In reality, he hopes to wreak revenge on the people who ruined his life centuries earlier but falls hopelessly in love with a woman [De Gouw] who seems to be a reincarnation of his dead wife." De Gouw's character, Mina Murray, is described as "a striking brunette medical student who is engaged to Jonathan Harker, but upon meeting Allen Grayson, both are instantly mesmerized by the other’s uncanny resemblance to someone from their past." Dracula is produced by Tony Krantz's Flame Ventures, Colin Callender's Playground Entertainment, Universal TV and NBCU International Prods.' Carnival Films & Television.


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Post by: Gregzs on January 23, 2013, 09:59:10 PM
http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/JoshWildingNewsAndReviews/news/?a=73053

SIN CITY 2's Ray Liotta Joins The Cast of THE MUPPETS Sequel

Variety reports that Ray Liotta, who actually made a brief appearance as a guard in 1999's Muppets From Space, has joined the cast of James Bobin's The Muppets sequel. His role in the sequel (which was penned by Bobin and Nicholas Stoller) is being kept under wraps at the moment. Not a lot is known about the film right now, although it has been revealed that it will take place in Europe. Ricky Gervais, Tina Fey and Ty Burrell have also recently signed up to star.


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Post by: Gregzs on January 24, 2013, 12:18:47 AM
http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/ABERRATION/news/?a=68667

NBC Adapting Oni Press' Supernatural Western THE SIXTH GUN for Television


THE SIXTH GUN was created by Cullen Bunn and Brian Hurtt, and is the story of six mythical guns in the Old West. When the sixth gun, the most powerful and dangerous of the group, resurfaces in the hands of an innocent girl, dark forces reawaken.
RoNiNKSpCtre - 10/13/2012

NBC has hired Carlton Cuse (LOST) & Ryan Condal to produce and co-write the show's pilot.

This isn't the first time that Cuse has drank the water from this particular well - he was also a writer and producer on the THE ADVENTURES OF BRISCO COUNTY JR, another genre bending western, close to twenty years ago.


http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/GraphicCity/news/?a=73066

Graphic Novel THE 6TH GUN Gets Pilot Order From NBC

NBC has committed to a pilot for The Sixth Gun, from producer Carlton Cuse (Lost) and screenwriter Ryan Condal (Hercules: The Thracian Wars) who will jointly spearhead the project. Universal TV and Oni's production company Closed on Mondays Entertainment will share production responsibilities.

Condal, a newcomer that wrote the script for Bret Ratner's Hercules picture starring Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson will also shoulder writing duties on this project while Cuse will serve as executive producer and showrunner on the drama. Also serving as producers are Eric Gitter(Scott Pilgrim vs. the World) and Andy Borne. NBC has put forth pilot comments for nine other projects as well so the western will face a bit of competition for a full season pick-up. This pilot season features a few other comic book properties most notably S.H.I.E.L.D. for ABC and AMAZON for The CW. Hopefully all these projects can be picked up, unlike last year which saw Powers, AKA Jessica Jones, Wonder Woman and Punisher all filter out at various stages.


During the darkest days of the Civil War, wicked cutthroats came into possession of six pistols of otherworldly power. In time, the Sixth Gun, the most dangerous of the weapons, vanished. When the gun surfaces in the hands of an innocent girl, dark forces reawaken. Vile men thought long dead set their sights on retrieving the gun and killing the girl. Only Drake Sinclair, a gunfighter with a shadowy past, stands in their way.



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Post by: Gregzs on January 30, 2013, 12:55:59 AM
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First Look At Jason Momoa & Lucas Till In David Hayter's WOLVES

The X-Men/Watchmen writer is set to make his directorial debut with the long in-development Werewolf flick, and you can see Momoa (Game Of Thrones/Conan) and Till (X-Men: First Class as the lupine leads along with a promo poster after the jump..



http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/rorschachsrants/news/?a=73463

First Official Stills From David Hayter's WOLVES


The X-Men/Watchmen writer is set to make his directorial debut with the long in-development Werewolf flick. See Jason Momoa (Game Of Thrones), Lucas Till (X-Men: First Class), Stephen McHattie (Watchmen) & newcomer Merrit Patterson in some new pics..

(http://i.imgur.com/DX2jd1E.jpg)


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Post by: Gregzs on January 30, 2013, 01:02:25 AM
http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/Wolvie09/news/?a=73420

SKYFALL Writers Set To Pen BARBARELLA TV Series; Nicolas Winding Refn Will Direct


As the 23rd James Bond film Skyfall continues its monster box office run in theatres, writers of the film, Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, are moving on to a new project - Barbarella. The upcoming television series from Gaumont International Television will feature a character from the science fiction comic book created by Jean-Claude Forest in 1962. Also, Drive helmer Nicolas Winding Refn will direct the series, and he will also be executive producer along Martha De Laurentiis. In 1968, Jane Fonda portrayed the character in the Roger Vadim-directed big screen adaptation.


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Post by: Gregzs on January 30, 2013, 11:07:40 PM
http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/rorschachsrants/news/?a=73504

See Tom Hiddleston As A Vampire In ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE

That's right, Loki will be swapping horns for fangs when the Thor/Avengers actor stars as a bloodsucker named Adam in Jim Jarmusch's upcoming "crypto-vampire love story". Check out the first image from the movie, which also features Tilda Swinton as Eve..








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Post by: Gregzs on January 30, 2013, 11:14:17 PM
http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/BatFreak/news/?a=73519

First Look At Jodie Foster's Character In Neill Blomkamp's ELYSIUM


In the year 2159, two classes of people exist: the very wealthy who live on a pristine man-made space station called Elysium, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ruined Earth. Secretary Rhodes, a hard line government official, will stop at nothing to enforce anti-immigration laws and preserve the luxurious lifestyle of the citizens of Elysium. That doesn’t stop the people of Earth from trying to get in, by any means they can. When unlucky Max is backed into a corner, he agrees to take on a daunting mission that if successful will not only save his life, but could bring equality to these polarized worlds.



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Post by: Gregzs on January 30, 2013, 11:41:10 PM
http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/Wolvie09/news/?a=73527


UPDATE: MOON Director Duncan Jones Set To Helm WORLD OF WARCRAFT Movie

Millions of fans of the popular video game have been patiently waiting to see a film based on the big Blizzard property. Warner Brothers hired Blood Diamond writer Charles Leavitt to pen the script a while back, but we heard nothing since. Well, here some great news -- Duncan Jones, best known for directing films such as Moon and Source Code, is set to helm Warcraft for Legendary Pictures. The Hollywood Reporter broke the news:

"The Warner Bros.-based production and finance outfit is eyeing a fall 2013 start and a 2015 release. Jones’ producing partner, Stuart Fenegan, will executive produce on behalf of their production company, Liberty Films. Chris Metzen will co-produce for Blizzard."
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UPDATE: According to Tracking-Board.com, WB is looking for Johnny Depp to star in the film. Nothing is confirmed, so take it with a grain of salt for now:

"Warner Bros. may be making strides in the right direction with its long gestating WARCRAFT film, as there is interest for Johnny Depp to star."



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Post by: Gregzs on February 09, 2013, 01:56:18 PM
http://xfinity.comcast.net/blogs/tv/2013/02/08/bbc-cancels-being-human-after-five-seasons/

BBC Cancels ‘Being Human’ After Five Seasons


BBC America has cancelled its original series “Being Human” after five seasons, the network announced Thursday.


The successful supernatural series, which follows the double lives of a trio of twentysomething roommates who happen to be a vampire, a werewolf, and a ghost, also airs in the U.S. on BBC America and spawned an American adaptation of “Being Human” that airs on SyFy.


“Being Human has been a fantastic and faithful friend to BBC Three,” said BBC Three’s Zai Bennet in a statement. “It’s featured some truly exceptional actors and storylines through the years and I’d like to thank Toby [Whithouse, the creator and writer] and the production team for their vision and passion. However, all good things come to an end and at BBC Three we’re committed to breaking new shows and new talent and who better to pass that baton on than Toby.”


The show’s executive producer Rob Pursey said, “Working on ‘Being Human’ has been a truly great experience. From the first one-hour pilot, all the way through to this climactic series, we’ve been given real creative freedom and encouragement. It’s a credit to BBC Three that such an unusual idea has been allowed to flourish and evolve in its own unique way.”


The original “Being Human” just premiered its fifth season Feb. 3 in the U.K. and will come to an “apocalyptic end” in the finale where the trio will face off against the Devil.


“We’ve created what I hope you’ll agree is an epic, thrilling and shocking finale that’ll keep the fans guessing and speculating for years to come,” wrote series creator Toby Whithouse on the official “Being Human” blog.


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Post by: Gregzs on February 11, 2013, 12:15:51 AM
http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/JoshWildingNewsAndReviews/news/?a=73838

Paul Walker To Play 'Agent 47' In HITMAN Reboot; Aleksander Bach To Direct

Deadline has broken the news that Fox International Productions are moving ahead with a reboot of Hitman. The video game franchise has been a hit for developers Square Enix and while the 2007 movie failed to impress critics, it did make over $100 million at the worldwide box office. Paul Walker, star of The Fast And Furious franchise, has signed up to play 'Agent 47' and shooting is expected to take place in Berlin and Singapore this summer. The title of the film will actually be Agent 47 and commercials director Aleksander Bach will make his feature helming debut with the project. The screenplay was written by A Good Day To Die Hard's Skip Woods and Mike Finch.


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Post by: Gregzs on February 13, 2013, 09:40:02 PM
http://xfinity.comcast.net/blogs/tv/2013/02/12/lost-star-josh-holloway-to-star-in-cbs-drama/

‘Lost’ Star Josh Holloway to Star in CBS Drama


CBS may have found its next big star…”Lost” alum Josh Holloway has been cast as the lead in the CBS drama pilot “Intelligence.”


In his long-awaited return to the screen, Holloway will play Gabriel Black, the top agent of a U.S. intelligence unit who has some very special abilities — thanks to a microchip that’s been implanted in his head that allows him to access the entire electromagnetic spectrum.


The show is based on the unpublished book “Dissident” by John Dixon and the pilot script comes from Michael Seitzman (“North Country”), with David Semel (“No Ordinary Family”) set to direct.


This news should please the legions of Losties who love Holloway from his six seasons as the sexy, rugged bad boy Sawyer on the hit ABC series. The actor has been MIA from Hollywood since he left the island in 2010, save for an all-too brief appearance in the movie “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol” and a cameo on “Community.”


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Post by: Gregzs on February 13, 2013, 10:16:51 PM
I saw the one for the first Doctor when it aired a few weeks ago. I didn't realize that it was the complete Aztecs story and took 3 hours.


 http://www.bbcamerica.com/anglophenia/2013/02/doctor-whos-day-roundup-prepare-a-frosty-reception/

BBC AMERICA’s upcoming Doctors Revisited special takes on the Second Doctor (played by Patrick Troughton) and features the classic episode “Tomb of the Cybermen.” The official Doctor Who YouTube channel has been posting clips from this episode, including this heart-to-heart(s) between the Doctor and Victoria Waterfield:

The Doctors Revisited: The Second Doctor premieres Sunday, February 24 at 8/7c on BBC AMERICA


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Post by: Gregzs on February 16, 2013, 08:04:18 PM
Red Widow series trailer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCwr32Nrb80


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Post by: Gregzs on February 16, 2013, 10:36:17 PM
http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/notyetamovie/news/?a=73941

Nicholas Hoult & Michael Shannon To Star In Sci-Fi Thriller YOUNG ONES

As young Nicholas Hoult's star continues to rise with lead roles in the likes of Jack The Giant Slayer and Warm Bodies, Variety report that he is also set to headline a new sci-fi flick alongside General Zod himself, Michael Shannon. The movie, which is apparently "set in a violent near-future where water has become the most precious -- and fastest-dwindling -- resource on the planet", will be written and directed by Gwyneth Paltrow's brother Jake and produced by Subotica's Tristan Orpen Lynch and Spier Films' Michael Auret, who reckons "Jake's engaging tale of hope and courage in a neo-realistic dystopia will have universal appeal." The film has actually already begun production in South Africa's Northern Cape desert.


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Post by: Gregzs on February 16, 2013, 11:45:12 PM
http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/notyetamovie/news/?a=74139

Thomas Kretschmann Cast As "Evil" Van Helsing In NBC's DRACULA

According to TV Line, NBC's Dracula series has found its Van Helsing in the form of King Kong/The Pianist actor Thomas Kretschmann. But there's a twist - it seems this take on the character won't be the heroic (if obsessed) vampire hunter we are used to in other adaptations. TV Line describe him as “a brilliant professor obsessed with revenge and power. He may be a greater threat to the public than the titular count.” This of course sets up Jonathan Rhys- Myers' Dracula as the anti-hero. They'll be joined by Katie McGrath (Merlin), Nonso Anonzie (Game of Thrones) and Jessica De Gouw (Arrow). The series will run for 10 episodes, and will follow Count Dracula's mission of revenge on the Victorian society responsible for "ruining his life" being interrupted by his love for Mina Harker, who he believes to be the reincarnation of his dead wife.


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Post by: Gregzs on February 16, 2013, 11:50:37 PM
http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/johnwilbanks/news/?a=74199

EXCLUSIVE: Interview JACK THE GIANT SLAYER Actor JOHN KASSIR

Not only does John Kassir gives us the inside scoop about JACK THE GIANT SLAYER, the actor also provides us with a look back at TALES FROM THE CRYPT and a couple of pilot series that might have been big.


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Post by: Gregzs on February 17, 2013, 12:06:00 AM
http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/notyetamovie/news/?a=74256

Rupert Grint To Play A "Superhero" In SUPER CLYDE

Harry Potter actor Rupert Grint has signed on to star as the lead in a new single-camera pilot for CBS called Super Clyde, from Rasing Hope creator Greg Garcia. According to Deadline the story "centers on Clyde (Grint), a meek, unassuming fast food worker who decides to become a super hero". It sounds more like a Kick-Ass/Super type deal than something where the character will be an actual SUPERhero, but we'll see. Mike Fresco (Raising Hope, My Name Is Earl) will direct the pilot, and also executive produce with Garcia. This is the first tv series for Grint, who can be seen next in The Necessary Death Of Charlie Countryman alongside Shia LaBeouf.


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Post by: Gregzs on February 21, 2013, 12:23:58 AM
http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/notyetamovie/news/?a=74560

HEADHUNTERS Actor Joins The Rock In HERCULES


According to The Hollywood Reporter, Aksel Hennie will star in his first big studio movie alongside The Rock In Hercules, the MGM/Paramount co-produced, Bret Ratner directed adaptation of the graphic novel Hercules: The Thracian Wars. Apparently Hennie will play a character called Tydeus, "a warrior devoted to Hercules who wields twin axes and is such a madman that he needs to be chained up at night when he sleeps". This version of the tale will strip away all of the supernatural elements of the mythology and reimagine Hercules as a mortal warrior with a "fearsome reputation", who leads a group of mercenaries on a mission where all is not what it appears. How exciting! The movie will be produced by Beau Flynn, Barry Levine and Ratner, and executive produced by Peter Berg, Sarah Aubrey and Jesse Berger.


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Post by: Gregzs on February 21, 2013, 10:06:52 PM
http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/Wolvie09/news/?a=74577

Universal Chairman Adam Fogelson Talks VAN HELSING Reboot, BOURNE 5 & More

Despite Battleship's lackluster box office performace (it still made $302 million worldwide) in 2012, Universal had its highest-grossing year. Talking to The Hollywood Reporter about their upcoming movies and what franchises will they focus on, Universal chairman Adam Fogelson commented on Van Helsing reboot, which Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci are developing, and Tom Cruise is attached to star:

"We are developing another Mummy. We are looking at rebooting Van Helsing because I think the idea for the Van Helsing story was a great way of solving the question of, "How do you make a blockbuster out of monsters?"

Fogelson also talked about The Bourne Legacy and how they will definitely make another one:

"The point of the last movie was to create a universe, a world and characters that give us a lot of freedom and flexibility in how we go forward. Yeah, the movie didn't perform the way the last one did. It also didn't cost what the last one did. It performed more along the lines of how the first one did. I absolutely see us doing more Bourne, 100 percent yes. Matt has talked about the possibility of coming back, and we totally respect that and are excited if and when he wants to have conversations. But I think the last movie gave us a big bunch of options to pursue a next chapter."

On Christmas Day this year, a big budget samurai movie will be released, titled 47 Ronin, starring Keanu Reeves. The film went through a rather long production, with a couple of delays due to reshoots and post-production. We still haven't seen anything from the film other than those early promo posters, many are wondering what to expect. Fogelson shared his thoughts on Keanu Reeves star power, and whether he will be major draw for this film:

"Keanu Reeves has been very selective over the years in the sort of big action franchises he has chosen to involve himself in. And when he's done it, he has been, on a global level, incredibly successful. We're excited that this is the one he's chosen for this part of his career and think that every time he comes back to any version of this genre, it has been remarkably consistent."

And finally, it seems that they are indeed moving forward with another Snow White and the Huntsman film:

"We're actively developing the movie right now with Kristen's character central, as well as the Huntsman role. We think that for a first movie out of the gate to do basically $400 million worldwide, there is a lot of opportunity. I don't think Rupert is pursuing the next Snow White as a directing opportunity."

For more of this interview, click the source below.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/universal-chairman-wants-fifty-shades-422217


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Post by: Gregzs on February 26, 2013, 01:15:27 AM
http://xfinity.comcast.net/blogs/tv/2013/02/25/gillian-anderson-cast-in-nbcs-rand-ravich-pilot/

Gillian Anderson Cast in NBC’s Rand Ravich Pilot


LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) – The truth is out there — Gillian Anderson has lined up a new television role.


The “X-Files” alum has signed on to co-star in the upcoming Rand Ravich drama pilot, which has been ordered by NBC.


Much like her previous TV gig, Anderson’s new project involves federal agents exploring conspiracy territory. Written and executive produced by Ravich (“Life”), the pilot concerns an international conspiracy that pulls in Washington’s most powerful players.


An unlikely puppeteer brings everyone from CEOs to The President of the United States to their knees by threatening the things they hold most dear. Forced together by dire circumstances, these power brokers, the FBI and a rookie secret service agent must unravel the mystery to take back control of their lives.


The project comes from 20th Century Fox Television.


Anderson has appeared sporadically on television since “The X Files” ended its run in 2002, largely appearing in British TV productions such as “Bleak House,” “Great Expectations” and “The Fall.”


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Post by: Gregzs on February 26, 2013, 01:37:12 AM
http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/FortressOfAwesomeness/news/?a=74688

R.I.P Ray Cusick; Designer Of DOCTOR WHO Daleks Dies Aged 84

Raymond P. "Ray" Cusick , the designer of infamous Doctor Who villains the Daleks, has died aged 84.
The BBC reports that he passed away in his sleep after a short illness of heart failure on February 21 (Thursday), according to his daughter Claire Heawood.



Above (Left to Right): Cusick’s original Dalek design, Ray Cusick himself, and today’s version of his famous Dalek.

[Summarised from Wikipedia] Born in London, Cusick became interested in engineering while still at art school, and began attending evening classes. He eventually enlisted in the British Army, and after an unpleasant experience he returned to England going on to completing a teacher training course, but then obtained a nine-month position in repertory theatre at the Prince of Wales Theatre in Cardiff.
In the late 1950s Cusick took a position teaching art but then noticed an advertisement placed by Granada Television for designers on a show, Chelsea at Nine, which was recorded at the Chelsea Palace Theatre. Cusick then joined the BBC as a staff designer responsible for set design on a large number of Doctor Who stories, designing not just futuristic settings but also historical sets and diorama. Cusick worked on a large variety of television programmes for the BBC including comedy, variety, drama, single plays, and films.
As Cusick was a BBC employee at the time he designed the Daleks, he was on a salary and not paid royalties. Given the large revenue generated by merchandise featuring Cusick's Dalek design, some feel that he should have been paid a royalty (as was script writer Terry Nation, who created the concept of the Daleks but not their design or appearance). However, this was not in the terms of his contract. Despite this, the BBC did recognise his contribution with an ex-gratia payment. Cusick himself never asked for more money; just to be recognised as the designer.

Cusick created the design of first versions of the extraterrestrial race, for the second episode of the original 1963 series of Doctor Who, which feature William Hartnell as The Doctor.



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Post by: Gregzs on February 26, 2013, 10:30:20 PM
http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/notyetamovie/news/?a=74788

Janet Montgomery Cast As Grace Van Helsing In ABC Pilot GOTHICA

Deadline report that Made In Jersey/Human Target actress Janet Montgomery has been cast as Grace Van Helsing in ABC's Gothica, which will re-imagine some classic horror icons, giving us a present-day take on the legends of Dracula, Jekyll and Hyde, Frankenstein and Dorian Gray. So far so Alan Moore's League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen right? Well, modern day setting aside, yes. Apparently Montgomery's Van Helsing will be a "Pulitzer prize winning journalist from New York who takes over her family’s hometown newspaper". The show will also star Chris Egan as Dorian Gray, who provides her with the $20 million she needs to retain control of the paper, and To Ellis as Victor Frankenstein, to whom Van Helsing was engaged. No word yet on whether any other, more supernatural, characters will be popping up, but I'd say it's a safe bet.


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Post by: Gregzs on February 26, 2013, 10:34:56 PM
http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/JoshWildingNewsAndReviews/news/?a=74805

HERCULES Is No Match For The GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY; Remake Gets New Release Date

Box Office Mojo has revealed that Hercules has moved from August 8th, 2014 to July 25th, 2014. It's original release date meant that it opened just a week after Guardians of the Galaxy. A foolish decision, especially as Marvel Studios' movies have never really had any trouble with holding on to the top spot both with their most obscure releases AND against some pretty serious box office competition. However, the studio clearly aren't that concerned as this change of release date means that it comes out just seven days after X-Men: Days of Future Past and the final instalment in The Hobbit trilogy! Directed by X-Men: The Last Stand's Brett Ratner and starring Dwayne Johnson, the screenplay for Hercules was adapted by relative newcomer Ryan Condal from Radical Studio's graphic novel Hercules: The Thracian Wars. Below is a description of that story.


Fourteen hundred years ago, a tormented soul walked the earth that was neither man nor god. Hercules was the powerful son of the god king Zeus, for this he received nothing but suffering his entire life. After twelve arduous labors and the loss of his family, this dark, world-weary soul turned his back on the gods finding his only solace in bloody battle. Over the years he warmed to the company of six similar souls, their only bond being their love of fighting and presence of death. These men and woman never question where they go to fight or why or whom, just how much they will be paid. Now the King of Thrace has hired these mercenaries to train his men to become the greatest army of all time. It is time for this bunch of lost souls to finally have their eyes opened to how far they have fallen when they must train an army to become as ruthless and blood thirsty as their reputation has become.


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Post by: Gregzs on February 26, 2013, 10:49:20 PM
http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/DragonBallNews/news/?a=74809

Excellent New DBZ Battle of Gods Movie Trailer

Toei Animation has released yet another brand new trailer for the upcoming movie, Dragon Ball Z Battle of Gods.


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Post by: Gregzs on February 27, 2013, 11:23:29 PM
http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/notyetamovie/news/?a=74823

First Trailer For BBC Zombie Drama IN THE FLESH

Like Warm Bodies, In The Flesh features one of the undead as the main protagonist - a "Partially Deceased Syndrome" sufferer named Kieran. The show will focus on his efforts to manage his "condition" and reintegrate himself into society..


Now known as PDS sufferers (Partially Deceased Syndrome) - and since the passing of the PDS Protection act - the government have set an agenda of acceptance and tolerance, one that is at odds with the communities abandoned at the time of the rising, and the bloody battle between zombies and humans that ensued.

A cauldron of brutal anti-zombie sentiment and the source of the 'rotter' hating Human Volunteer Force (HVF), Kieren returns to his home in the rural village of Roarton. Here he is forced to confront his family, the community that rejected him and the flashbacks that continue to haunt him of what he did in his untreated state.


In the Flesh airs on March 17 on BBC Three.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53I2_DbVUqU


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Post by: Gregzs on March 05, 2013, 09:27:01 PM
Noooooo!

http://xfinity.comcast.net/blogs/tv/2013/03/05/cbs-boss-says-dexter-season-8-will-be-the-last/

CBS Boss Says ‘Dexter’ Season 8 Will Be the Last


This may be the final nail in the coffin for “Dexter.”

It’s been speculated over the last year that the Showtime serial killer drama was setting up its “end game” and preparing to wrap up the story of Dexter Morgan for good with Season 8.


“Dexter” fans holding their breath for a change of heart will be disappointed to hear that scenario is likely the case.

On a call with investors Monday, CBS president Les Moonves (CBS owns Showtime) seems to have delivered confirmation on the fate of the show, when he referred to this upcoming season of “Dexter,” which premieres in June, as its “last,” according to Broadcasting & Cable.



While that has been presumed for some time, Showtime president David Nevins has yet to officially announce that Season 8 is “Dexter’s” final season, leading viewers and industry observers to speculate that perhaps they were considering an extension.

But with Moonves being the top brass at CBS Corp., one has to assume he knows what he’s talking about. Sorry, “Dexter” fans. Now viewers can obsess over how “Dexter” will go out — Will he finally get caught? Will he get away with it and disappear into the sunset? Will he die? Let the speculation begin!


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Post by: Gregzs on March 05, 2013, 10:02:52 PM
http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/FortressOfAwesomeness/news/?a=75222

DOCTOR WHO: Ice Warriors, Smith Interview, Gaiman Episode, & Agyeman On 50th

With the return of the British sci-fi show Doctor Who approaching and the 50th Anniversary taking place this year, much news surrounding the show has popped up in the last week.

New Ice Warriors Revealed

The new look for classic Doctor Who monsters the Ice Warriors has been revealed.
The image was unveiled by magazine SFX, and shows how the Martian race will appear in the BBC sci-fi drama's latest 7th series (returning at the end of March).

The Ice Warriors were created by writer Brian Hayles in 1967, returning this year in a new episode penned by Mark Gatiss.



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Post by: Gregzs on March 09, 2013, 05:37:32 PM
http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/FortressOfAwesomeness/news/?a=75273

BBC Unveil New DOCTOR WHO Series 7 Images

Today the BBC have released various photos previewing the returning episodes of it's popular British sci-fi show Doctor Who.
The images released are primarily from the first of the new episodes, 'The Bells Of St.John', although some also reveal scenes from episodes two, three and four of the new run.

The 'Bells Of St.John' marks the official introduction of the Doctor's new companion Clara (Jenna-Louise Coleman). Described as a "modern-day urban thriller" and features landmarks including Westminster Bridge and London's South Bank.






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Post by: Gregzs on March 09, 2013, 05:46:25 PM
http://xfinity.comcast.net/blogs/tv/2013/03/06/beverly-hills-cop-pilot-eddie-murphy-judge-reinhold-to-reunite/

‘Beverly Hills Cop’ Pilot: Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold to Reunite


NEW YORK (TheWrap.com) – Billy Rosewood and Axel Foley will get together again.


Judge Reinhold, who played by-the-book law-enforcement officer William “Billy” Rosewood in the “Beverly Hills Cop” movie series, has signed on for a cameo in CBS’s “Beverly Hills Cop” pilot, an individual with knowledge of the situation told TheWrap.


Eddie Murphy, who’s serving as a producer, will also appear in the pilot, reprising his Axel Foley role.

CBS has not yet responded to TheWrap’s request for comment.


Further details on Reinhold’s role in the pilot or how he will fit into the plot were not available.


The “Beverly Hills Cop” pilot, which comes from “The Shield” creator Shawn Ryan, is a continuation of the movie franchise, centered around Foley’s police officer son, who takes down the criminal elements of the rich and famous in Beverly Hills.

Sony Television is producing the pilot, which will also star Brandon T. Jackson and Kevin Pollak.


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Post by: Gregzs on March 11, 2013, 06:50:33 PM
Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Don Jon

http://www.uproxx.com/webculture/2013/03/heres-what-happens-when-photoshop-pros-get-their-hands-on-a-joseph-gordon-levitt-working-out-photo/#page/1


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Post by: Gregzs on March 15, 2013, 04:52:09 PM
http://blogs.indiewire.com/thompsononhollywood/summit-divergent

Casting Watch: Theo James of 'Downton Abbey' to Star Opposite Shailene Woodley in Sci-Fi YA Entry 'Divergent'

“Underworld: Awakening” and “Downton Abbey” star Theo James will portray leading man Four opposite Shailene Woodley in Summit Entertainment’s upcoming sci-fi action film “Divergent,” adapted by Evan Daugherty ("Snow White and the Huntsman") from the bestselling YA novel of the same name by Veronica Roth.

Roth’s novel, set in a dystopian Chicago, concerns a futuristic society in which individuals who do not fit easily into certain personality types are labelled as “divergent.” Shailene Woodley, nominated for a Golden Globe for her performance in Alexander Payne’s “The Descendants,” will star as Tris Prior, one such Divergent who unveils a mass conspiracy to destroy the titular group. Hailing from a group called the Dauntless, Four is the charismatic instructor who aids her in her quest.

28-year-old James played a role in the first season of “Downton Abbey,” and has since enjoyed increasing success as David in 2012’s “Underworld: Awakening” and the leading role in CBS’s new crime drama, “Golden Boy.”


Lionsgate co-chairmen Rob Friedman and Patrick Wachsberger, who brought the YA “Twilight” saga to the screen with blockbuster results at Summit before their company was acquired by Lionsgate, purchased the rights to the book last October. They stated: “Theo is not only an incredibly talented actor, he is also who we envisioned as Four when reading Veronica’s novel which has taken the world by storm.”


“Divergent,” to be directed by Neil Burger ("The Illusionist," "Limitless") stands to be another young adult-oriented box-office hopeful for Lionsgate, which spawned the hugely successful “The Hunger Games.” Here's TOH's round-up of upcoming YA movies.


"Divergent" is slated for North American wide release on March 21, 2014.


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Post by: Gregzs on March 15, 2013, 07:07:43 PM
http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/scifimediazone/news/?a=75352

HELIX: Ron Moore & Syfy Team-Up For New Series

Syfy is giving a 13-episode greenlight to Helix (working title), its newest original scripted series for 2013, it was announced today by Mark Stern, President of Original Content, Syfy and Co-Head Original Content, Universal Cable Productions. Helix is Executive Produced by Ronald D. Moore (Battlestar Galactica), Lynda Obst (Sleepless in Seattle, Contact), Steven Maeda (Lost, CSI: Miami, The X-Files) and Cameron Porsandeh, who wrote the pilot, will serve as Co-Executive Producer. The series will be produced by Sony Pictures Television.

Helix is an intense thriller about a team of scientists from the Centers for Disease Control who travel to a high-tech research facility in the Arctic to investigate a possible disease outbreak, only to find themselves pulled into a terrifying life-and-death struggle that holds the key to mankind’s salvation or total annihilation.

“With its well-drawn characters, taut drama, and incredible production team, we couldn’t be more excited to see this intense thrill-ride of a series come to life,” said Mark Stern

Helix is expected to begin production early in 2013 to debut later this year.


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Post by: Gregzs on March 30, 2013, 08:27:28 PM
http://xfinity.comcast.net/articles/entertainment-eonline/20130329/b402731/


Richard Griffiths, Harry Potter's Grumpy Uncle Vernon, Dead at 65


Richard Griffiths, the veteran British character actor best known for playing the heartless Uncle Vernon Dursley in the Harry Potter movies, has died. He was 65.

According to Sky News , Griffiths passed away on Thursday from complications following heart surgery.


His Harry Potter costars remembered him as a kind and gentle mentor with a gift for storytelling.


Daniel Radcliffe, who played the titular boy magician, paid tribute to Griffiths, who was there the first day he set foot on the set of the fantasy franchise.

 

 
"In August 2000, before official production had even begun on Potter, we filmed a shot outside the Dursleys', which was my first-ever shot as Harry," said Radcliffe in a statement. "I was nervous, and he made me feel at ease."
 
He continued: "Seven years later, we embarked on Equus together. It was my first time doing a play, but, terrified as I was, his encouragement, tutelage and humor made it a joy. In fact, any room he walked into was made twice as funny and twice as clever just by his presence. I am proud to say I knew him."


Harry Melling, the actor who played Vernon's muggle son, Dudley Dursley, also praised him.


"Sad news today. What a beautiful man. Beautiful actor. Thoughts and love to anyone who was lucky enough to have listened to one his stories," tweeted Melling.



Aside from earning fame in Harry Potter, Griffiths was perhaps best known Stateside for such movies as Chariots of Fire, The French Lieutenant's Woman, Gandhi, Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes, Withnail and I, Goldeneye and The Naked Gun 2 1/2, among many others.


He also made forays into television, most notably starring in the mid-'90s BBC series Pie In the Sky playing a detective turned chef.


Griffiths' stage work was just as memorable. Perhaps his most famous performance was playing teacher Hector in Alan Bennett's The History Boys, for which he accomplished the rather rare feat of winning a Tony Award in New York and an Olivier Award in London. He later went on to reprise the role in a 2006 big-screen version and was honored with an OBE in 2008 for his services to drama.


Last year, the portly actor appeared with Danny DeVito in Neil Simon's The Sunshine Boys at London's Savoy Theatre and was slated to headline a Los Angeles version of the production, set for September.

Griffiths is survived by his wife, Heather Gibson.



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Post by: Gregzs on March 30, 2013, 08:33:03 PM
http://insidetv.ew.com/2013/01/30/doctor-who-harry-potter/

'Harry Potter' actor cast as William Hartnell in 'Doctor Who' movie 'An Adventure in Space and Time'


Hogwarts will meet Who in the forthcoming TV movie An Adventure in Space and Time, which details the creation of the 50-year-old British science-fiction show Doctor Who. It has been announced that Harry Potter actor David Bradley, who played Hogwarts caretaker Argus Filch in the beloved film series, will portray “First Doctor” William Hartnell in the TV movie.


Meanwhile, Brian Cox (The Bourne Identity) is set to portray BBC Head of Drama Sydney Newman and Jessica Raine has been cast as Doctor Who producer Verity Lambert. BBC America — which is co-producing the film with BBC Cymru Wales — will premiere the movie in the U.S. later this year.


An Adventure in Space and Time is being directed by Terry McDonough (Breaking Bad) and written by Mark Gatiss, who has penned several episodes of Doctor Who since its successful revival in 2005, as well as co-creating, and starring in the amazingly bizarre BBC sitcom League of Gentlemen. The movie will be executive produced by Gatiss and current Who exec producers Steven Moffat and Caroline Skinner.


“It’s a lovely story about very fascinating characters,” Skinner says. “There are lots of witty and entertaining stories about the genesis of Doctor Who which say quite a lot about what the early ‘60s in Britain was like. But it’s also a very personal story about William Hartnell and Verity Lambert and their relationship being forged in the making of what turned out to be a sensational hit show that we’re still watching today.”


As previously announced, BBC America will premiere the second half of the current season of Doctor Who on March 30.


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Post by: Gregzs on March 30, 2013, 08:40:20 PM
http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/BatFreak/news/?a=75613

Karl Urban To Reunite With J.J. Abrams On Futuristic Pilot HUMAN

According to TV Line, producer J.J. Abrams has hired Karl Urban - who previously worked with the busy director/producer on 2009's Star Trek- to star in his latest television pilot, Human. The Fox drama, penned by J.H. Wyman (Fringe), is a futuristic thriller that "is being billed as an action-packed buddy cop show set in the near future, when all LAPD officers are partnered with highly evolved human-like androids." Urban, who will reprise his role as Bones McCoy in this summer's Star Trek Into Darkness, will play 'John Kennex', "a respected police officer who has shut down emotionally after a tragic mission left him critically injured. He is paired with Dorian (Common Law‘s Michael Ealy), an android detective who, ironically, has a better grasp of humanity than he does." Minka Kelly, Lili Taylor, Michael Irby and Mackenzie Crook also star.


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Post by: Gregzs on April 25, 2013, 03:16:44 PM
http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/FortressOfAwesomeness/news/?a=75273

BBC Unveil New DOCTOR WHO Series 7 Images

Today the BBC have released various photos previewing the returning episodes of it's popular British sci-fi show Doctor Who.
The images released are primarily from the first of the new episodes, 'The Bells Of St.John', although some also reveal scenes from episodes two, three and four of the new run.

The 'Bells Of St.John' marks the official introduction of the Doctor's new companion Clara (Jenna-Louise Coleman). Described as a "modern-day urban thriller" and features landmarks including Westminster Bridge and London's South Bank.



The "Revisited" episodes of the first 3 Doctors begin to air at 6:30 pm Sunday.

Plus, don't miss 'The Doctors Revisited: The Fourth Doctor' special followed by 'Pyramids of Mars' this Sunday, April 28 at 8pm/7c, only on BBC America.






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Post by: Gregzs on May 18, 2013, 12:44:09 PM
Dr. Who 50th Anniversary special behind the scenes

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Em8lmmTNkA


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Post by: Gregzs on May 21, 2013, 08:46:36 PM
The last scene of the Doctor Who episode. Spoiler for those who have not watched the season finale:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EStxac8rTro


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Post by: Gregzs on May 27, 2013, 07:45:52 PM
I Dream of Jeannie 2013

http://laughingsquid.com/septuagenarian-barbara-eden-dons-her-iconic-i-dream-of-jeannie-costume-at-charity-event/


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Post by: Gregzs on June 02, 2013, 12:04:56 PM
http://www.bbcamerica.com/anglophenia/2013/06/matt-smith-to-leave-doctor-who/

Matt Smith to Leave ‘Doctor Who’

The BBC is today announcing that Matt Smith is to leave Doctor Who after four incredible years on the hit show. Matt first stepped into the TARDIS in 2010 and will leave the role at the end of this year after starring in the unmissable 50th Anniversary in November and regenerating in the Christmas special. During his time as the Doctor, Matt has reached over 30 million unique UK viewers and his incarnation has seen the show go truly global. He was also the first actor to be nominated for a BAFTA in the role. Doctor Who is BBC AMERICA’s highest-rated series and premieres as part of the channel’s Supernatural Saturday programming block.

Matt quickly won over fans to be voted Best Actor by Readers of Doctor Who Magazine for the 2010 season. He also received a nod for his first series at the National Television Awards, before winning the Most Popular Male Drama Performance award in 2012. Matt has played one of the biggest roles in TV with over 77 million fans in the UK, US and Australia alone!

Matt Smith says: “Doctor Who has been the most brilliant experience for me as an actor and a bloke, and that largely is down to the cast, crew and fans of the show. I’m incredibly grateful to all the cast and crew who work tirelessly every day, to realize all the elements of the show and deliver Doctor Who to the audience. Many of them have become good friends and I’m incredibly proud of what we have achieved over the last four years.

Having Steven Moffat as showrunner write such varied, funny, mind-bending and brilliant scripts has been one of the greatest and most rewarding challenges of my career. It’s been a privilege and a treat to work with Steven, he’s a good friend and will continue to shape a brilliant world for the Doctor.

The fans of Doctor Who around the world are unlike any other; they dress up, shout louder, know more about the history of the show (and speculate more about the future of the show) in a way that I’ve never seen before, your dedication is truly remarkable. Thank you so very much for supporting my incarnation of the Time Lord, number Eleven, who I might add is not done yet, I’m back for the 50th anniversary and the Christmas special!

It’s been an honor to play this part, to follow the legacy of brilliant actors, and helm the TARDIS for a spell with ‘the ginger, the nose and the impossible one’. But when ya gotta go, ya gotta go and Trenzalore calls. Thank you guys. Matt.”

Steven Moffat, lead writer and executive producer, says: “Every day, on every episode, in every set of rushes, Matt Smith surprised me: the way he’d turn a line, or spin on his heels, or make something funny, or out of nowhere make me cry, I just never knew what was coming next. The Doctor can be clown and hero, often at the same time, and Matt rose to both challenges magnificently. And even better than that, given the pressures of this extraordinary show, he is one of the nicest and hardest-working people I have ever had the privilege of knowing. Whatever we threw at him – sometimes literally – his behavior was always worthy of the Doctor.

But great actors always know when it’s time for the curtain call, so this Christmas prepare for your hearts to break, as we say goodbye to number Eleven. Thank you Matt – bow ties were never cooler.

Of course, this isn’t the end of the story, because now the search begins. Somewhere out there right now – all unknowing, just going about their business – is someone who’s about to become the Doctor. A life is going to change, and Doctor Who will be born all over again! After 50 years, that’s still so exciting!”

Having starred alongside three different companions, Amy Pond (Karen Gillan), Rory Williams (Arthur Darvill) and most recently Clara Oswald (Jenna Coleman), Matt’s Doctor has fought Daleks and Cybermen, as well as Weeping Angels in New York. Regularly heard shouting ‘run’ and ‘Geronimo’, through Matt’s Doctor fans have been introduced to a new culinary combination – fish fingers and custard!

Matt’s spectacular exit is yet to be revealed and will be kept tightly under wraps. He will return to BBC AMERICA in the unmissable 50th anniversary episode on Saturday, November 23, 2013 – TUNE IN!

Doctor Who is a BBC Cymru Wales production for BBC ONE


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Post by: Gregzs on June 13, 2013, 09:48:55 PM
http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/rorschachsrants/news/?a=72752

First Official Image From SNOWPIERCER


We've see quite a bit of concept art from Bong Joon-ho‘s highly-anticipated Hollywood debut - which is based on French graphic novel Le Transperceneige - now check out the first official pic featuring Joon-ho regular Song Kang-ho (Memories of Murder, The Host)..

Snowpiercer is set in a future where, after a failed experiment to stop global warming, an Ice Age kills off all life on the planet except for the inhabitants of the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe and is powered by a sacred perpetual-motion engine. A class system evolves on the train but a revolution brews.


Trailer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6UmqNuMdY4









Snowpiercer stars Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton, Jamie Bell, Alison Pill, John Hurt, Ed Harris, Octavia Spencer and Song Kang-ho, and is set for release sometime this Summer.


(http://thefilmstage.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/snow_piercer.jpg)


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Post by: Gregzs on June 20, 2013, 10:13:44 PM
http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/BadRubberPiggy/news/?a=81845

ARROW Showrunner to Direct Sci-Fi FIlm EPSILON for Sony

Sony has hired ARROW show runner, Greg Berlanti, to helm their upcoming robo-revolution film EPSILON. The film is described as being set in a world where robots have taken refuge on a space station after a failed revolution on Earth, which is strangely absent of most electrically powered devices. The robots begin raising humans for experimentation and condition them to act as their agents. Conflict arises when the primary character "is a man who discovers he is more human than he thought".

Berlanti has several credits including executive producer and showrunner for ARROW and the CW's upcoming remake of TOMORROW PEOPLE. Berlanti also wrote for movies GREEN LANTERN and WRATH OF THE TITANS. EPSILON is to be produced by Jonathan Kadin and written by ZOMBIELAND scribes Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick.


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Post by: Gregzs on June 25, 2013, 08:53:41 PM
http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/JoshWildingNewsAndReviews/news/?a=72565

CBS Gives Stephen King's UNDER THE DOME A June 2013 Air Date

CBS has today announced its summer schedule, including the premiere date of the highly anticipated adaptation of Stephen King's Under the Dome. Last year, we learned that the network had ordered a 13-episode season and that both Brian K. Vaughan and Niels Arden Oplev were attached along with Neal Baer (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit) as showrunner. It will make its debut on Monday, June 24 in the 10PM slot. At this point, it's unclear whether this will be a 13-episode adaptation of the lengthy novel or simply just be based on it.


I missed the pilot episode. Fortunately CBS has it online: http://www.cbs.com/shows/under-the-dome/video/F8C5422E-F9B1-CB3C-275A-6324C75E2B75/under-the-dome-pilot/


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Post by: Gregzs on June 27, 2013, 08:54:03 PM
http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/notyetamovie/news/?a=82311

First Official Stills From CURSE OF CHUCKY

Nica (Fiona Dourif) is grieving over the gruesome suicide of her mother when her domineering older sister Barb (Danielle Bisutti) arrives with her young family in tow to help settle their mother’s affairs. As the sisters butt heads over Nica’s plans for the future, Barb’s young daughter comforts herself with a grinning, red-haired talking doll named Chucky (Brad Dourif) that recently arrived mysteriously in the mail. But as a string of brutal murders begins to terrorize the household, Nica suspects the doll may hold the key to the bloodshed. What she doesn’t know is that Chucky has a personal score to settle. He’s determined to finish a job he started more than 20 years earlier, and this time he’s going to see it through to the bloody and shocking end.

Curse of Chucky hits Blu-ray and DVD later this fall.

(http://media.bestlittlesites.com/images/users/uploads/8073/curse1.jpg)


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Post by: Gregzs on June 29, 2013, 08:00:18 PM
http://doctorwhotv.co.uk/50th-anniversary-trailer-is-fake-but-awesome-50889.htm

50th Anniversary Trailer is Fake (But Awesome)

Doctor Who TV has received many messages today from excited readers who believe they have found a leaked trailer for the 50th Anniversary special.

The trailer in question (you can see below) was released earlier today by Youtube user, John Smith (appropriately). Ever since then it has spread across the net with many convinced it is the real deal.

While it is incredibly well produced and edited, it is also 100% fake. Look carefully and you will recognise familiar shots lifted from past episodes such as The End of Time, The Rings of Akhaten and Hide. They’ve been cleverly spliced with CGI trickery to create something so real.

Still enjoy it now because we’ll be waiting a while yet for a real one. Perhaps something will be released at Comic Con next month if we’re really lucky.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YD997i_89RM


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Post by: Gregzs on June 29, 2013, 10:05:28 PM
http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/Castle/news/?a=82417

More From Director Shane Black On DOC SAVAGE

Signing up to direct the upcoming Doc Savage adaptation after the highly successful Iron Man 3, Shane Black recently spoke to Collider about the 1930's setting in which the film will take place, and what the character means to him.


We’re shooting it as though it’s in the 30s, including all the Capra-esque elements of 1930s films like You Can’t Take It With You. The idea of ‘What if Jimmy Stewart were a stone-cold killer?’ basically. It’s that kind of combination which we enjoy. Doc Savage is a personal film to me. It’s a 1930s pulp character so it hasn’t been around for 75 years or so, but people if they’re introduced to it they’ll get to know, hopefully, what I came to love as a kid. I’ve read those series for 43 years and always wanted to figure out how to crack it.
 
No release date has been confirmed for the upcoming project, but due to Black's love for the classic hero, it wouldn't be a surprise if we got some news soon regarding shooting dates and such. Stay tuned.


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Joel Edgerton to Star With Michael Shannon in Jeff Nichols Sci-Fi Thriller

Australian television and film star Joel Edgerton, who audiences will recognize from THE GREAT GATSBY and ZERO DARK THIRTY, has been cast to join Michael Shannon (who played maniacal villain General Zod in MAN OF STEEL) in an unnamed science fiction film directed by Jeff Nichols.

Nichols, who has directed films SHOOTGUN STORIES, TAKE SHELTER and MUD, is developing a "contemporary-set, sci-fi chase movie". Nichols told Empire, "I really want to make a certain kind of movie... it's like a sub-genre movie, a chase film". He added,"I like working in genre and subverting it - I think each of my films has been a genre film that you dismantle - and I'm trying to do the same thing here. I'm putting the focus on the characters, rather than the genre elements".


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Post by: Gregzs on July 08, 2013, 10:31:18 PM
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UPDATE: Starz’ ‘Outlander’ In Talks With Sam Heughan As Lead

UPDATE 3:50 PM: Turns out Starz says its digital division made a mistake earlier today posting the tweet confirming Sam Heughan as the lead. Starz now has taken down the tweet announcing Heughan as Jamie Fraser in the TV adaptation of the Outlander series. A press rep says the actor is in talks with no deal finalized yet. “I can’t confirm that contract is signed, but saw @heughan audition tapes. #jawdrop,” tweeted Outlander author Diana Gabaldon on Friday after Starz had taken down the initial tweet.

PREVIOUS 3:15 PM: Sam Heughan has been cast in the lead role of Jamie Fraser in Starz’ adaptation of Outlander, announced the cable channel today via Twitter. “It’s #FollowFriday here at #STARZ. Follow Sam Heughan (@Heughan) who will play the role of Jamie Fraser in #OutlanderSTARZ. #FF,” said the tweet from the official Starz Network account. Heughan has appeared in the 2007 TV movie A Very British Sex Scandal as well as in the BBC series Doctors back in 2009, among other roles. The Scottish actor is repped by UTA. Mixing romance, science fiction, history, and adventure, the seven-book Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon has sold 20 million copies worldwide. As officially announced on June 25, Starz has ordered 16 episodes of the series from Battlestar Galactica alum Ron Moore. Sony Pictures TV is producing the series with Tall Ship Productions, Story Mining and Supply Company and Left Bank Productions. Filming in Scotland this fall and expected to debut on Starz next year.An eighth novel in the series is scheduled to come out on March 25, 2014.


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Scarlett Johansson Sci-Fi Flick Lucy to Have Largest Budget for Studio to Date

 Director Luc Besson's newest endeavor will be the most expensive film ever for studio Europacorp. Besson, who brought us action masterpieces Taken and Leon will be developing Lucy starring Scarlett Johansson (The Avengers), which follows a drug mule who develops telekinesis, premonition, and a lack of regard for pain tolerance when the substance she carries begins to absorb into her bloodstream.

Christophe Lambert, CEO for Europacorp, stated that Lucy would have "the highest budget in the history of EuropaCorp… Luc Besson has never put so many special effects in a movie". No figures for the film have been released.

Morgan Freeman (The Dark Knight Rises) will also be joining Johansson as a neurology professor who assists Johansson's character throughout the film.


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Post by: Gregzs on July 09, 2013, 09:43:04 PM
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Guillermo Del Toro Says THE HULK TV Show Is Inactive; Offers Up Update on HELLBOY 3

On The Hulk Show:


"Right now, all I know is we've been in a holding pattern for the last eight months. All The say is we're waiting on a writer, but it's been inactive. It's still there as far as I know, but there's been no action on it."


On Hellboy 3:


"Finlay all the culprits have agreed to try. It's very hard to find who will finance it. The Biggest chapter in the three movies is Hellboy becomes The Beast Of The Apocalypse. So we have been inquiring, but if you have a rich uncle that has 130-150 million dollars...."(laughs)


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HELLBOY 3 Is “Very Unlikely” Says Guillermo del Toro

Recently with all the press for Pacific Rim, there's been talks about Hellboy 3 due to the fact the director and star of the Hellboy series and the director and a star in Pacific Rim. Recently Guillermo del Toro did an interview with Collider in which he discussed Hellboy 3. Here is the video of what he said about Hellboy 3 and below are quotes from the video in case you're on a phone and can't watch it.

“It’s very unlikely it’ll happen because you need things to converge so strongly. [Producer] Larry Gordon, Universal, the rights, Ron [Perlman’s] and mine’s availability, [comic creator] Mike [Mingola’s] blessing; we have pieces of that, but we don’t have all of that. You need so many things to confluence and then you need about $150 million.”

When asked if he would do a Hellboy 3 in the form of comics or a graphic novel in a way how Dredd 2 is, del Toro had this to say:

“I talked to Mike about making it a comic and Mike said very clearly, ‘Hellboy the movies is yours, Hellboy the comics is mine; I don’t wanna confuse them.’ He has been very clear about not bringing any mythology we did in the movies into the comics, like Kroenen being a mechanical clockwork zombie Nazi, or The Samaritan, which is not called ‘The Samaritan’ in the comics, or Big Baby, or Abe Sapien being like the character he is in the movies, which is different. In the comics he’s a hard-ass, Abe Sapien is really a tough guy, and in the movie he’s like this sensitive, mind reading fish man. So [Mike] is very careful, no love story between Liz and Hellboy, so on and so forth."

del Toro finally said that he does have a story ready and prepared for Hellboy 3 and that it would be a completely different direction than the first 2 installments:

“The way Hellboy 1 and Hellboy 2 are very different from each other, Hellboy 3 is different enough from the other two that it wouldn’t feel like the same universe in scale. He does become the beast of the apocalypse. But seeing the apocalypse is getting more and more—the bar is raised higher and higher every year; mass destruction is becoming the sport of the summer.”

It is important to note that Mike Mingola has said he would love to do a Hellboy 3, Ron Perlman has said he wants to do a Hellboy 3 and currently the film rights to Hellboy are with Universal but Legendary Studio's President has said he is interested in a third Hellboy and one of the places Legendary Studios is looking to move into is Universal. It's possible but it's all really a matter of how great Pacific Rim is. At the end of the day, I still do have hope that this movie will be made and I do think it will because everybody wants to do it, it's all really a matter of getting everybody in the same room and agreeing to make it.


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Post by: Gregzs on July 10, 2013, 04:46:36 PM
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Fox Trying Another League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen
But on TV this time...

Everyone hear that? It’s Alan Moore, digging a grave, complete with special bar he can grasp to turn around on. Because he’s just heard the news that someone wants to try adapting The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen again.

You might recall that 20th Century Fox tried this trick back in 2003, with Sean Connery leading off an eclectic cast in a film that did not, it’s fair to say, prove to be much of a success at the box office or with fans. The horror stories about its production are legendary and it singularly failed to launch a new franchise, while also driving Connery into retirement.

Undeterred, Fox is instead turning to its TV division to try again with a pilot developed by Green Lantern’s scribe Michael Green.

The show will get a chance to prove itself to executives, with a new take on the team featuring Captain Nemo, the Invisible Man, Dr. Jekyll (and Mr. Hyde), Mina Harker, Dorian Gray and more.

No doubt the executives will be eyeing Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. to see whether it’s the right time to launch such a show, though the success of Smallville and the more recent Arrow should bolster its chances of getting on the air. So, can the League’s curse be voided on the small screen? We may find out next year…


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Post by: Gregzs on July 11, 2013, 07:59:58 PM
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TRON Sequel Closer To Becoming A Reality! Disney Hires Jesse Wigutow To Rewrite The Script

Let's pretend I had a budget of around $175 million to go make a movie. Then that movie went on to generate just over $400 million at the worldwide box office. So with that bit of info, would you say I had a hit movie or a flop? You have a hit movie of course... unless you're Disney's Tron: Legacy which for some odd reason has the word "flop" pinned to it far too often. Sure the film wasn't the monster hit that Disney was hoping for and outside of some neat special effects, a groovy soundtrack from Daft Punk, the story was a complete mess. But! It made money. And since it made some serious dough it shouldn't be a big surprise that Disney has taken another step forward in making Tron 3 a reality.

The Hollywood Reporter reports (lol), that the Mouse House has hired Jesse Wigutow ("Peter and the Starcatchers") to rewrite a script originally penned by David DiGilio ("Eight Below").

Not for nothing, but when your biggest weakness was a shaky script, maybe you shouldn't hire two guys that have as many writing credits as I have parking tickets (7 total). Realize your weakness and bring in a seasoned scribe to at least give you a base to work with, right? Either Disney knows something I don't know or they think they can wow audiences again with neon light cycles. Too bad we've already seen that one trick pony.

Besides that, Joseph Kosinki, will be back to direct Tron 3. He helmed 2010's Tron: Legacy which starred Garrett Hedlund, Olivia Wilde and Jeff Bridges.

As of right now little is known about the plot of the third Tron movie, but back in April of 2011 Joseph Kosinki did share his plans at that time, of course a lot could've changed in over a year.

"I think we will pick with where Tron: Legacy left off with Quorra (Olivia Wilde) in the real world and what does that mean and the possibilities it opens up for the next chapter. It’s that relationship between the two of them that’s the next step."

He also envisioned Cillian Murphy having a much bigger role in the film as opposed to his brief cameo as Ed Dillinger's son. Which you can view in the video above.

Dillinger was a really important part of the first film and felt like an easy way to continue that storyline and thread to have his son in the new movie. That way you have people ask those questions of what the Dillinger legacy is in the world of TRON. We didn’t want to ignore it completely and it leaves a really nice springboard for some intertwining development for the next film."


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'TRON 3' And 'THE BLACK HOLE' Update From Joseph Kosinski

"Oblivion" director Joseph Kosinski spoke with Entertainment Tonight for the upcoming release of his Tom Cruise lead sci-fi feature on home video. However, ET has cut a portion of that interview to focus on talks of Kosinski's next two projects, "Black Hole" and "Tron 3." Jon Spaights is writing "Black Hole" while Jesse Wigutow is working on the script for the third Tron outing. Kosinski says that "Tron 3" will pick up right where the sequel left off with Sam Flynn (Garrett Hedlund) and Quorra (Olivia Wilde) returning to the real world. "The Black Hole" will be a reboot of the 1979 science fiction film which returning astronauts find a black hole on their way back to Earth. A bit of trivia, famed comic book artist Jack Kirby drew an adaptation of the film for the comic strip Walt Disney's "Treasury of Classic Tales."

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Post by: Gregzs on July 12, 2013, 07:14:18 PM
SPOILERS

http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/BatFreak/news/?a=83071

IDW Announces INTO DARKNESS Comic Book Tie-In Miniseries STAR TREK


This October, STAR TREK: KHAN will show intrepid readers just how the master villain of Star Trek Into Darkness became the intergalactic menace seen in the blockbuster film. Over six thrilling issues, Khan's secrets will be unlocked and the origin of evil will finally be uncovered.

Helmed by the veteran Star Trek team of writer Mike Johnson and artist Claudia Balboni, the series will be overseen by the film's screenwriter, Roberto Orci.

"We're traveling back in time to show Khan's rise to power and give fans their first look at the legendary Eugenics Wars," says Johnson. "As the series unfolds we will see the events that led to Khan leaving Earth aboard the Botany Bay, and then jump forward to witness his awakening in the future by Admiral Marcus."

"Much like the way the Star Trek: Countdown comic book and our follow-up Nero miniseries helped flesh out that character after the first Star Trek movie," said Chris Ryall, IDW's Chief Creative Officer/Editor-in-Chief, "Khan will add dimension and depth to this new iteration one of the most classic villains in all of Star Trek lore."

In addition to KHAN, the only place to continue the epic story of J.J Abrams' Star Trek film universe is in the pages of IDW Publishing's ongoing Star Trek series. Also available is the collection of STAR TREK: COUNTDOWN TO DARKNESS, the exclusive prequel mini-series leading into the hit film.

If that weren't enough, the full run of the STAR TREK ongoing series has been filled with "Easter eggs" leading in to the new film! Fans without possession of a secret-unlocking tricorder are urged to pore over the first twenty issues of Star Trek.

As Johnson says, "Now that Into Darkness is in theaters, fans reading the ongoing series from issue #1 will pick up on details, both specific and thematic, that set up the movie and the stories that follow it."


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Disney Sets Release Dates For PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN 5 And Brad Bird's 1952

Walt Disney have announced the release dates for a couple of upcoming films. First up, Pirates of the Caribbean 5 has been set for July 10th, 2015 release. Meaning, we will see a lot of box office record that year, considering films like Star Wars Episode VII, The Avengers 2, The Hunger Games finale will also be released in 2015. Next up, Disney will release Brad Bird's upcoming science fiction film titled 1952 on December 19th, 2014. George Clooney is now confirmed to star in the film. Also, The Muppets 2 will arrive on March 21st, 2014 and Maleficent starring Angelina Jolie will now open on July 2nd, 2014 (previous release date was March 14th).

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Johnny Depp Looks Set To Return For ALICE IN WONDERLAND Sequel

News has broken today of Johnny Depp's multi-year "first look" deal at Disney to develop film projects he can produce there. However, according to Deadline's sources, that isn't exactly news as the deal was closed months ago and is only just now being openly talked about. What IS news is the fact that the star - who has recently struggled to find an audience with both Dark Shadows and The Lone Ranger - is in final negotiations to return as 'The Mad Hatter' in the sequel to box office smash, Alice in Wonderland. The follow-up is set to be directed by The Muppets helmer James Bobin and Depp is of course already confirmed as reprising the role of 'Captain Jack Sparrow' in Pirates of the Caribbean 5.


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Jim Beaver Announces His Return To SUPERNATURAL

Beware SPOILERS

We don't know when, how, or why, but Jim Beaver will be returning to this season of Supernatural! Last season, Bobby was revealed to have been transported to hell after his flask was burned. Bobby escaped hell, and with the help of Naomi, ascended into heaven. However, in the season finale, all the angels were exiled from heaven, falling from the sky. Now it seems that Bobby could have been among them!

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Michael Caine Joins The Cast Of Matthew Vaughn's THE SECRET SERVICE

Various outlets are reporting that Sir Michael Caine has joined the cast of The Secret Service opposite Colin Firth and Leonardo DiCaprio. No specific details were revealed as to who exactly he will be playing, but based on some of the vague descriptions given, it appears as if he will be the leader of the secret agents featured in the Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons series.

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Post by: Gregzs on July 17, 2013, 08:22:12 PM
ORPHAN BLACK: Cloning Drama Coming to BBC America in March
 
On March 30th, BBC America will debut a drama about cloning that focuses on a woman who discovers that she's been cloned, which in turn leads into a global-wide conspiracy in which virtually anyone could have a clone of themselves walking around.

What follows is the official descrpition of the show:

Sarah has always lived the life of an orphan outsider. But a clone is never alone.
 
Sarah hopes that cleaning out a dead woman?s bank account will solve all her problems. Instead, her problems multiply ? and so does she. Experience a whole new side of BBC AMERICA with the channel?s next original scripted series, ?Orphan Black,? the exciting and ambitious new addition to the Supernatural Saturday programming block. ?Orphan Black? features rising star Tatiana Maslany ?(Cas & Dylan,? ?Picture Day?) in the lead role of Sarah, an outsider and orphan whose life changes dramatically after witnessing the suicide of a woman who looks just like her. Sarah assumes her identity, her boyfriend and her bank account. But instead of solving her problems, the street smart chameleon is thrust headlong into a kaleidoscopic mystery. She makes the dizzying discovery that she and the dead woman are clones? but are they the only ones? Sarah quickly finds herself caught in the middle of a deadly conspiracy and must race to find answers about who she is and how many others there are just like her. Orphan Black premieres Saturday, March 30, 9:00pm ET/PT, as part of BBC AMERICA?s Supernatural Saturday.
This suspenseful, sexy thriller also stars Jordan Gavaris (?Degrassi?), Dylan Bruce (?As The World Turns?) and Maria Doyle Kennedy (?Downton Abbey?). Orphan Black is executive produced by Ivan Schneeberg and David Fortier (?Being Erica?), Graeme Manson (?Flashpoint?), and John Fawcett (?Spartacus?). The drama is co-created by Manson and Fawcett, with Manson also serving as writer and Fawcett as director.

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'Orphan Black' creators tease season 2: 'Expect to hit the ground running'

First, the bad news: You will have to wait until next spring to see new episodes of Orphan Black. (Hey, told you it was bad.) But now, the good news: The creators of BBC America’s clone-conspiracy drama, Graeme Manson and John Fawcett, are willing to offer a few glimpses into season 2. Before they appear at Comic-Con on Friday with at least one version of star Tatiana Maslany (who plays single mom Sarah Manning, not to mention several other clones) to answer your burning questions and screen some never-before-seen season 1 footage, read what the pair had to say about the new episodes.

On the themes of season 2
 MANSON: We definitely will be continuing looking at bonds and themes of motherhood in all its guises that we show — Mrs. S. (Maria Doyle Kennedy) and the foster motherhood, Sarah and Kira (Sklyer Wexler) — as well as testing and stretching the bond between our three main women (played by Maslany), Cosima, Sarah and Allison… Sarah’s going to be on the run in season 2.
 FAWCETT: She’s really freaked out because she’s got bad guys after her.

On where the action picks up in the season 2 premiere
 MANSON: You can pretty much expect to hit the ground running.
 FAWCETT: There’s not a lot of time wasted in terms of where the season begins. Kira is gone and Sarah is panicking, and the season begins maybe two hours after the end of season 1, and launches like a rocket right from there.

On when fans will get answers to questions from the end of season 1, such as Kira’s special healing ability and Cosima’s sickness
 FAWCETT: These are obviously questions that everybody is going to want answers to. We’re going to get answers — I’m not sure how quickly we’re going to get answers. Part of the joy of the show is letting things mysteriously unfold. The fact that people don’t really know where the show is headed? We like that.
 MANSON: It’s safe to say we are interested in unwrapping the mystery of Kira and Sarah’s motherhood.

On the likelihood of meeting more clones this season
 MANSON: We’re really interested in that. We’re also very respectful of the idea of it. We want to introduce characters — not a lot of red-shirt clones. It’s safe to say we want to.
 FAWCETT: We’re a clone show. That’s what we are and that’s what got Graeme and I so excited about this concept in the first place. I think it’s safe to say that through the course of this series we’re going to meet more clones.

On the role that proclone Rachel will play in season 2
 FAWCETT: Before getting into any other further clones, we’ve got this new clone that we really don’t know very well, and Rachel is going to figure in pretty strongly in season 2. She’s not just a bad guy. She’s got a lot of layers to her and has a very, very interesting backstory.

On some fans speculating that Helena is somehow still alive despite being shot by Sarah
 FAWCETT: I don’t know, I think she was pretty dead. She looked pretty dead to me.
 MANSON: Shot in the heart, but, you know, she’s kind of a bad penny. Who knows?


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First Still From ENDER'S GAME Featuring Harrison Ford And Asa Butterfield


In the near future, a hostile alien race (called the Formics) have attacked Earth. If not for the legendary heroics of International Fleet Commander, Mazer Rackham (Ben Kingsley), all would have been lost. In preparation for the next attack, the highly esteemed Colonel Graff (Harrison Ford) and the International Military are training only the best young children to find the future Mazer. Ender Wiggin (Asa Butterfield), a shy, but strategically brilliant boy is pulled out of his school to join the elite.

Arriving at Battle School, Ender quickly and easily masters increasingly difficult war games, distiguising himself and winning respect amongst his peers. Ender is soon ordained by Graff as the military's next great hope, resulting in his promotion to Command School. Once there, he's trained by Mazer Rackham, himself, to lead his fellow soldiers into an epic battle that will determine the future of Earth and save the human race.

Ender's Game is set to hit theaters November 1st, 2013.


Ender's Game clip

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Post by: Gregzs on July 18, 2013, 09:44:40 PM
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Exclusive: First Look At The Zero Theorem
Welcome to Terry Gilliam's new world

Terry Gilliam's new not-quite-sci-fi The Zero Theorem is promising to take him - and us - back to the giddily satirical bureaucratic heights of 1985 classic Brazil. Empire is proud to debut these new shots from the film, letting you into the colourfully dystopian playground Gilliam has created.

Christoph Waltz, billiard-smooth of head, if not mannerism, is the film's ever-present protagonist. As Qohen Leth, a programmer for "entity-crunching" corporation ManCom, he is, Gilliam explains, "waiting for a phone call that will give meaning to his life". Like Brazil's Sam Lowry, Leth is befuddled by the info-dump world he lives in and the Heath Robinson tech tangle that surrounds him. Unlike Lowry, he's something of a hacker genius whose attempts to solve the "Zero Theorem" could unlock the key to life's meaning.

The story, the first by American college professor Pat Rushin, was partly inspired by Gilliam's own work, so the parallels with Brazil are not accidental. It's been in the ether since 1992, but finally found its way to the director via Dean 'son of Richard' Zanuck. "It's not really sci-fi," Gilliam stressed when we visited him on the film's Bucharest shoot. "It's like Brazil, which also isn't really sci-fi." Whatever it is, we can't wait to see it.

The Zero Theorem will be out in 2014.


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Post by: Gregzs on July 19, 2013, 03:12:10 PM
http://laughingsquid.com/adam-savage-went-incognito-at-comic-con-dressed-in-a-regal-admiral-ackbar-costume/

Mythbusters host and Tested scientist Adam Savage went incognito at the 2013 San Diego Comic-Con on Thursday, July 18, 2013 by dressing up in a regal Admiral Ackbar costume. The impressive mask was created by Frank Ippolito, a “makeup and prosthetics artist who was a contestant on SyFy’s Face Off reality show.” You can check out the making of Adam Savage’s Admiral Ackbar costume on Tested.

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Post by: Gregzs on July 25, 2013, 11:43:45 PM
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James McAvoy Is Victor Von Frankenstein
For Paul McGuigan's new take on the tale

With Frankenstein’s monster set to challenge vampires, werewolves and other supernatural creatures for cinematic dominance, Fox has slowly been putting together the pieces for its own take on the tale of Victor Von Frankenstein and his most famous creation. The studio – and director Paul McGuigan – have turned to a man who has become used to playing a man of science, as X-Men: First Class’s James McAvoy has won the role of Victor.

Working from Max Landis’ script, McGuigan’s film will blend Mary Shelley’s original tale with an expanded, different look at the Franken-universe told through the eyes of Igor (Daniel Radcliffe).

Though Fox had wanted this one rolling before competing Franken-movies such as I, Frankenstein could appear, the San Diego Comic-Con panel for the Aaron Eckhart film suggests that McGuigan and co have lost this particular race. That said, with an intriguing Landis script and two very talented types in the lead roles, we must admit that this new version of Frankie goes to Hollywood has pinged our interest-o-meter to a much higher level.

McAvoy beat out the likes of Toby Kebbell and Jack Houston for the role, and should bring the requisite depth to the troubled scientist. He’ll also be seen in Filth (out September 27) and double bill drama The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby: Him and Her, which does not yet have a release date. And let’s not forget X-Men: Days Of Future Past, due to land here on May 22 next year.


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HERCULES Is No Match For The GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY; Remake Gets New Release Date

Box Office Mojo has revealed that Hercules has moved from August 8th, 2014 to July 25th, 2014. It's original release date meant that it opened just a week after Guardians of the Galaxy. A foolish decision, especially as Marvel Studios' movies have never really had any trouble with holding on to the top spot both with their most obscure releases AND against some pretty serious box office competition. However, the studio clearly aren't that concerned as this change of release date means that it comes out just seven days after X-Men: Days of Future Past and the final instalment in The Hobbit trilogy! Directed by X-Men: The Last Stand's Brett Ratner and starring Dwayne Johnson, the screenplay for Hercules was adapted by relative newcomer Ryan Condal from Radical Studio's graphic novel Hercules: The Thracian Wars. Below is a description of that story.


Fourteen hundred years ago, a tormented soul walked the earth that was neither man nor god. Hercules was the powerful son of the god king Zeus, for this he received nothing but suffering his entire life. After twelve arduous labors and the loss of his family, this dark, world-weary soul turned his back on the gods finding his only solace in bloody battle. Over the years he warmed to the company of six similar souls, their only bond being their love of fighting and presence of death. These men and woman never question where they go to fight or why or whom, just how much they will be paid. Now the King of Thrace has hired these mercenaries to train his men to become the greatest army of all time. It is time for this bunch of lost souls to finally have their eyes opened to how far they have fallen when they must train an army to become as ruthless and blood thirsty as their reputation has become.

http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/KingLeonidas/news/?a=84325

Behind The Scenes photos Show a Jacked Up Kellan Lutz on the Set of HERCULES 3D

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Post by: Gregzs on July 29, 2013, 05:07:34 PM
http://laughingsquid.com/a-live-action-spoof-of-daria-featuring-aubrey-plaza-from-parks-and-recreation/

A Live Action Movie Spoof of ‘Daria’ Featuring Aubrey Plaza From ‘Parks and Recreation’

Aubrey Plaza, who plays April Ludgate on the NBC comedy series Parks and Recreation, stars as Daria Morgendorffer, in CollegeHumor’s live action spoof of the of MTV animated series Daria.

Daria Morgendorffer returns to Lawndale and discovers her shallow classmates have grown into shallow adults.


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Post by: Gregzs on July 29, 2013, 05:26:19 PM
http://www.empireonline.com/news/story.asp?NID=38284

Ben Stiller On The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty
Has he delivered this year's Life Of Pi?

 the latest issue of Empire, we have an exclusive first look at The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty. Our editor, Mark Dinning, spoke to director and star Ben Stiller about the film, and here's what he discovered...

When Ben Stiller ran into Russell Crowe on the Tarmac at Reykjavik airport, the Gladiator star had five words for him: “You gotta dominate the weather.”

Stiller was the latest in a succession of big names to have descended on Iceland — Tom Cruise had recently been in town with Oblivion and Crowe was just leaving, with Darren Aronofsky’s Noah in the can. In fact, those previous projects had seen Stiller’s initial shooting slot postponed by a few months, the country’s limited crews already stretched to breaking point by this A-list invasion.

But if the schedule was tight and the weather borderline suicidal, Stiller remained unfazed. “People talk about location issues, but I’ve shot movies in New York,” laughs the 47-year-old. “You’ll be trying to do a quiet, intimate scene on Sixth Avenue and all you’ll get is people driving by, shouting, ‘Hey, Focker!’”

That may sound funny, but perception is a serious business. Try, for instance, making an important point on Twitter when you’re the only star in Hollywood with three billion-dollar franchises (the Night At The Museums, Madagascars and Fockers of above) and you will find yourself getting short shrift. “I’ll try to alert people to some genuine injustice in the world that I think they should be aware of,” says Stiller with a wry shrug, “and they’ll be like, ‘Yeah, yeah… just be funny!’”

The comedy label is one that Ben Stiller never particularly set out to court. But, given his movies in the genre have grossed $5 billion, it’s not one the studios are particularly keen he sheds, either. Ever since There’s Something About Mary sent him stratospheric, though, he has had a plan in motion, a dream of making movies of every size and every genre, and not necessarily any more where he jizzes in someone’s hair. “I’ve always wanted to direct different kinds of movies,” he says. “I just haven’t really done it.”

With The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty, it is fair to say that Stiller has achieved his dream and then some. Mitty is his adaptation of the short story by James Thurber, famously turned into the 1947 musical starring Danny Kaye. For the uninitiated, our hero is a downtrodden magazine worker (no comment), who escapes the pain of his daily grind (no comment) with vivid fantasies (hello, Kelly Brook!) but not of that kind (with sincere apologies to Kelly Brook).

In Stiller’s incarnation, these fantasies posit him as everything from a Bourne-like action hero to a sexy mountaineer to a Benjamin Button-style Mini-Me. It is, in essence, around ten movies in one. “What I learned as I was editing the movie is that people love the fantasy sequences but they also get invested in the real-life aspects of the movie too. They want to enjoy the fantasies, and for them to be fun and funny, but there’s also this natural desire for the story to go forward. A little goes a long way.”

Stiller was actually asked to star in a new adaptation of Mitty back in 2005. He was right to wait. His new iteration makes smart changes to the source. Where Kaye’s saw Mitty fantasising about escaping a henpecking wife, this script, by Steve Conrad, sees him do so in pursuit of the object of his affection, played by Kristen Wiig. “This version is more different than similar to the original,” says Stiller. “That’s what appealed. The 2005 version was just an updated version that wasn’t a musical. All it was ever going to be was ‘not as good as the original’. We were aiming for something indefinable, a movie that left you with a feeling at the end. I’ve never made a movie like that, and it’s a really hard target to hit. It’s hard to put into words.”

Hard to put into words? Here are two for you right now: fucking magical.

Last month we were lucky enough to see 13 minutes at a cinema exhibitors’ presentation in Barcelona. The footage was an extended sequence involving a fantasy Wiig singing a stunning a cappella version of David Bowie’s Major Tom, inspiring Stiller’s Mitty to jump in a helicopter and then back out of it and into the ocean, for a close encounter with a great white shark. The shark was stunningly realised, but it was the marriage of movie and music that really moved.

Fox chief Jim Gianopulos has drawn parallels between Stiller’s movie and Life Of Pi. Stiller claims he pitched it to Gianopulos more as a “sort of” Forrest Gump. From what we saw, we’d also put forward a touch of The Apartment (for its bittersweet tone as much as for having Shirley MacLaine in it) and It’s A Wonderful Life. It really does look that good.

For all his success as a director — Zoolander and Tropic Thunder especially — Stiller has battled a reputation for drifting over budget (the latter’s “You’re three weeks behind and you’ve been shooting for five days” is an in-joke at his own expense) and an industry that likes to keep people in their boxes. But, on this evidence, this could be the movie that will put all of that behind him for good. His fantasy may be close to becoming a reality.

“It’s not like I’m trying to prove anything, or force something down people’s throats,” he says. “I’m just trying to do different things, to make the kind of movie I’m interested in making. The kind of movie I’d like to go and see.”

The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty is out on December 26.


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Post by: Gregzs on July 29, 2013, 05:33:06 PM
http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/JoshWildingNewsAndReviews/news/?a=72565

CBS Gives Stephen King's UNDER THE DOME A June 2013 Air Date

CBS has today announced its summer schedule, including the premiere date of the highly anticipated adaptation of Stephen King's Under the Dome. Last year, we learned that the network had ordered a 13-episode season and that both Brian K. Vaughan and Niels Arden Oplev were attached along with Neal Baer (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit) as showrunner. It will make its debut on Monday, June 24 in the 10PM slot. At this point, it's unclear whether this will be a 13-episode adaptation of the lengthy novel or simply just be based on it.


http://xfinity.comcast.net/blogs/tv/2013/07/29/cbs-renews-under-the-dome-for-season-2/

CBS Renews ‘Under the Dome’ for Season 2

CBS has renewed its summer hit series “Under the Dome” for a second season, the network announced Monday at the Television Critics Association’s Press Tour in Los Angeles.

The “Dome” will return with 13 new episodes in summer 2014.

Stephen King, who wrote the best-selling novel the show is based on, will write the premiere episode of the second season.

“We’re excited to tell more stories about the mystery of the dome and the secrets in Chester’s Mill, and are thrilled to have the master storyteller himself, Stephen King, tell the first one of next season,” said CBS Entertainment President Nina Tassler.

When one reporter asked CBS CEO Les Moonves during the CBS Executive Session if there were too many limitations in making a limited run series and if they’re worried about viewer frustration (how long can they be under a dome?), Moonves had a simple Hollywood answer.

“Why can’t there be an ‘Under the Dome’ for a long period of time? This is television. It’s science fiction…” he laughed.
“‘Under the Dome’ is in a lot of ways a soap opera. It’s like ‘Dallas’ in the future,” he added.

“Under the Dome” airs Mondays at 10/9c on CBS.


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Post by: Gregzs on July 29, 2013, 05:40:57 PM
http://xfinity.comcast.net/blogs/tv/2013/03/06/beverly-hills-cop-pilot-eddie-murphy-judge-reinhold-to-reunite/

‘Beverly Hills Cop’ Pilot: Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold to Reunite


NEW YORK (TheWrap.com) – Billy Rosewood and Axel Foley will get together again.


Judge Reinhold, who played by-the-book law-enforcement officer William “Billy” Rosewood in the “Beverly Hills Cop” movie series, has signed on for a cameo in CBS’s “Beverly Hills Cop” pilot, an individual with knowledge of the situation told TheWrap.


Eddie Murphy, who’s serving as a producer, will also appear in the pilot, reprising his Axel Foley role.

CBS has not yet responded to TheWrap’s request for comment.


Further details on Reinhold’s role in the pilot or how he will fit into the plot were not available.


The “Beverly Hills Cop” pilot, which comes from “The Shield” creator Shawn Ryan, is a continuation of the movie franchise, centered around Foley’s police officer son, who takes down the criminal elements of the rich and famous in Beverly Hills.

Sony Television is producing the pilot, which will also star Brandon T. Jackson and Kevin Pollak.



http://www.empireonline.com/news/story.asp?NID=38276

Beverly Hills Cop Back On The Development Beat
Eddie Murphy & co. still want to make the movie

For a long time, the idea of a new Beverly Hills Cop film – either the fourth or a reboot, for those keeping score at home – floated around merely as a rumour. Then word broke that Brett Ratner was aiming to make a PG-13 “revitalisation” of the franchise, which led to a minor uproar, before he walked those comments back hastily. Then there was talk of a TV pilot, but now it would seem Eddie Murphy’s Axel Foley is back on track for the big screen.

It’s been a bit of a whiplash time for the street-wise-cracking Detroit cop, who for a while was destined for the small screen with The Shield’s Shawn Ryan, who cooked up an idea for a show with Murphy that had Brandon T. Jackson as Axel’s son and the elder Foley as a senior police officer overseeing his sprog’s career.

That never made it past the pilot stage, and while Ryan tried to sell it elsewhere, it would appear that the TV idea is now dead in the water. Still, the added heat meants Paramount is once more interested in kicking the film’s development up a gear, with Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol's Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec hired to write a new draft focusing on Murphy.

Whether Jackson’s character will survive the transition remains a mystery, and there’s no director attached right now. We suppose there’s a chance Ratner could come back once he’s finished with Hercules, but nothing has been decided yet. Either way, though, Axel Foley is one tough nut to crack, but an even harder man to kill…


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Post by: Gregzs on July 31, 2013, 08:29:56 PM
http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/movienewsandreviews/news/?a=84532

'SUPERNATURAL' Spinoff Receives Greenlight

With the announcement of The CW committing to a backdoor pilot for a spinoff of the Winchester-saga known as "Supernatural," fans are already calling for the show to star Felicia Day's Charlie Bradbury. A spinoff series has been in development for quite some time but the show is rumored to be entering its last days with season 10 thought to be its last hurrah. The backdoor pilot will be written by "Supernatural" supervising producer Andrew Dabb. The only details revealed thus far is that the show will be firmly set in the city of Chicago as opposed to the cross country exploits of the Winchester brothers.

(http://media.bestlittlesites.com/images/users/uploads/33503/Felicia%20Day%20Supernatural%20spinoff.jpg)


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Post by: Gregzs on August 01, 2013, 08:05:47 PM
http://www.bbcamerica.com/anglophenia/2013/08/twelfth-doctor-to-be-unveiled-in-live-bbc-america-special-sunday/

DOCTOR WHO LIVE: THE NEXT DOCTOR SPECIAL TO AIR LIVE THIS SUNDAY ON BBC AMERICA

What:
The next Doctor of BBC AMERICA’s hit series Doctor Who will be announced during a live special this Sunday afternoon.

When:
Sunday, August 4, 2 pm ET LIVE on BBC AMERICA and BBC One in the U.K.

Who:
Widely regarded as one of the most hotly contested roles in British television, the special’s host Zoe Ball will unveil the Twelfth Doctor in their first-ever interview in front of a live studio audience. The half-hour show will include live special guests, Doctors old and new, as well as companions and celebrity fans. Current Doctor Matt Smith and lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat will both give interviews in the special.

Steven Moffat says: “The decision is made and the time has come to reveal who’s taking over the TARDIS. For the last of the Time Lords, the clock is striking twelve.”

Matt Smith will make his penultimate appearance in the 50th Anniversary special on Saturday, November 23, and his Eleventh Doctor will regenerate in the Christmas Special. Doctor Who is produced by BBC Cymru Wales


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Post by: Gregzs on August 02, 2013, 09:57:14 PM
http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/JoshWildingNewsAndReviews/news/?a=84694

Samuel L. Jackson Signs Up To Play The Villain In Matthew Vaughn's THE SECRET SERVICE

With an impressive cast which already includes Colin Firth and Michael Caine, the latest addition to the cast of the Matthew Vaughn helmed The Secret Service is no stranger to comic book movies. While Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Cruise passed on the role, it is Samuel L. Jackson who will now play the lead villain in the adaptation of the Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons series. Unknown Taron Egerton recently signed up to play 'Gary', while the hunt is now on for the female lead. It is still believed that Vaughn is considering Emma Watson and Dark Shadows' Bella Heathcote.


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Post by: Gregzs on August 02, 2013, 10:32:34 PM
http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/JoshWildingNewsAndReviews/news/?a=84732

Dylan Bruce Joins The Cast Of Season Two Of ARROW

TV Line has revealed that Dylan Bruce has joined the cast of Arrow for this Fall's highly anticipated second season. The actor is best known for his role in BBC America's Orphan Black, but he will also find the time to guest-star in the CW series as what the site details as, "Laurel's new co-worker Adam Donner, a corn-fed, All-American lawyer who is described as smart and charismatic." He will apparently feature in the first and third episodes, although it's hard to imagine that he won't play an important part of some sort in the series.

(http://pmctvline2.files.wordpress.com/2013/08/arrow-season-2-cast-dylan-bruce2.png?w=625)


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Post by: Gregzs on August 02, 2013, 11:53:14 PM
http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/JoshWildingNewsAndReviews/news/?a=72412

Christopher Nolan To Tackle Sci-Fi In His Next Movie; INTERSTELLAR

Memento, The Prestige, Inception. All of these Christopher Nolan helmed movies are as good as (if not better than) his The Dark Knight Trilogy, so you may want to start getting excited about the news that his next project will be Interstellar for Paramount and Warner Bros. According to The Hollywood Reporter, he will direct and produce the Jonathan Nolan penned screenplay which "involves time travel and alternate dimensions in a story that sees a group of explorers travel through a wormhole." It's apparently based on scientific theories developed by a Kip Thorne, a theoretical physicist, a gravitational physicist and astrophysicist at Caltech. Nolan is said to be very close to wrapping up the deal, so there is obviously no word on a cast or release date at this point.

http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/notyetamovie/news/?a=84759

GAME OF THRONES' Elyes Gabel Joins Christopher Nolan's INTERSTELLAR

The Wrap report that British actor Elyes Gabel (the unfortunate 'Rakharo' on HBO's Game Of Thrones) has joined the already pretty spectacular cast of Christopher Nolan's upcoming sci-fi flick.

According to The Wrap, Elyes Gabel has signed on for a role in Christopher Nolan's Interstellar alongside the likes of Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain and Michael Caine. Like most things with this movie, no details on his exact role are given but the site reckon he's definitely on board despite Paramount, Warner Bros. and a representative for Nolan declining to comment. Gabel appeared most recenly in Welcome To The Punch, and he played that idiot Doctor from World War Z in one of the most unintentionally hilarious scenes in recent memory.

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Post by: Gregzs on August 04, 2013, 02:26:08 PM
http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/movienewsandreviews/news/?a=84806

Full Size PATLABOR Mecha Spotted En Route To Live-Action Filming

Onlookers have managed to capture several snaps of the full-scale replica of the Patlabor mecha being used in the live-action film from Tohokushinsha Film Corporation. The film is currently slated for a 2014 release and has secured the involvement of the anime's original director, Mamoru Oshii (Ghost in the Shell). The giant robot was spotted in Yokohama City, which is a little south of Tokyo.

Patlabor also known as Mobile Police Patlabor, is a 1988 anime and manga that centered around the special robotics force of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police as they solved various cases in a then-near-future of 1998. There have been several anime films, anime series, mangas, light novels and video games to date.

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Post by: Gregzs on August 04, 2013, 02:37:41 PM
http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/JoshWildingNewsAndReviews/news/?a=84773

Josh Hartnett And Eva Green To Star In Sam Mendes And John Logan's PENNY DREADFUL

Talking at the Television Critics Association press tour earlier this week, Showtime revealed that Josh Hartnett and Eva Green will star in Penny Dreadful. Skyfall scribe John Logan is set to write all eight episodes of the series, with the director of that movie Sam Mendes set to executive produce. It was at one point thought he would direct the first episode, but other commitments (the next James Bond movie) mean that it will now be helmed by The Impossible's Juan Antonio Bayona. Set in Victorian England, the horror series will feature iconic horror characters such as Dracula, Van Helsing, Dorian Gray and Dr. Frankenstein. Hartnett is set to play Ethan Chandler, "a charming American who finds himself trapped in the darkest corners of Victorian London." Green meanwhile will play Vanessa Ives, "a seductive and formidable beauty full of secrets and danger." More details are expected to be revealed in the New Year.


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Post by: Gregzs on August 04, 2013, 09:11:53 PM
http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/notyetamovie/news/?a=84827

In a programme presented by Zoe Ball and featuring the likes of Peter Davison, the 12th Doctor was revealed to be Peter Capaldi, who has been one of the popular favorites in the ongoing speculation. Since Matt Smith announced his departure back in June, fans have been wondering who would be stepping into the Tardis to replace him. Rumors flew that it might be a woman, and pretty much every name in British tv was thrown around at some point or another. Capaldi, 55, was most recently see in World War Z playing “W.H.O. Doctor” (yes, really) but is probably best known for his sweary, hilarious turn as Malcolm Tucker in the BBC comedy series The Thick of It and its follow-up film In the Loop. What do you think of this choice?
 
If anyone doesn't like it then..

(http://media.bestlittlesites.com/images/uploads/capadli.jpg)


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Post by: Gregzs on August 04, 2013, 09:25:04 PM
Peter Capaldi as Malcolm Tucker

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JjAyazqtQj8


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Post by: Gregzs on August 13, 2013, 12:01:01 AM
http://xfinity.comcast.net/blogs/tv/2013/08/09/juliette-lewis-joins-m-night-shyamalans-fox-series-wayward-pines/

Juliette Lewis Joins M. Night Shyamalan’s Fox Series ‘Wayward Pines’

Matt Dillon’s character, Secret Service agent Ethan Burke will find a likeminded townie on Fox’s limited series “Wayward Pines.”

Juliette Lewis has been cast as Beverly, a local bartender who’s also suspicious of “Wayward Pines,” a Fox representative told TheWrap.

Beverly is described as “warm and approachable,” though she doesn’t mince words.

Also read: ‘Mistresses’ Star Shannyn Sossamon Joins Fox’s ‘WayWard Pines’

Lewis is best known for her many movie credits, including “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape,” “Natural Born Killers” and “From Dusk Till Dawn.” But, she recently starred on the shortlived NBC series, “The Firm.”

Aside from Dillon, she joins already announced cast members Shannyn Sossamon, Terrence Howard, Carla Gugino, Toby Jones and Melissa Leo on “Wayward Pines,” which is based on Blake Crouch’s novel series of the same the name.

The series, billed as “an intense, mind-bending thriller,” follows Secret Service agent Ethan Burke (Dillon), who arrives in the bucolic town of Wayward Pines, Idaho, on a mission to find two missing federal agents. But instead of answers, Ethan’s investigation only turns up more questions.


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Post by: Gregzs on August 17, 2013, 08:25:42 PM
For those who didn't see it on Starz and have BBCAmerica:

http://www.thefutoncritic.com/news/2013/08/12/torchwood-miracle-day-comes-to-bbc-america-898301/20130812bbca01/

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1798034/

"TORCHWOOD: MIRACLE DAY" COMES TO BBC AMERICA

"Doctor Who" spin-off makes its cable television debut

Marathon of "Torchwood" Season Two and "Torchwood: Children of Earth" kicks things off Friday, September 13

New York - August 12, 2013 - Members of the Torchwood team have fought aliens, cyborgs and time travelers, but now they face their biggest threat - humanity. Team leader and Doctor Who companion, Captain Jack Harkness (John Barrowman, Arrow) and former Torchwood agent Gwen Cooper (Eve Myles, Doctor Who) are joined by newcomers Rex Matheson, (Mekhi Phifer, Divergent) and Esther Drummond (Alexa Havins, Grey's Anatomy), when the supernatural miniseries, Torchwood: Miracle Day, makes its cable television premiere on BBC AMERICA Saturday, September 14 at 9pm ET/PT. Leading up to the premiere, BBC AMERICA will air a marathon of Torchwood season two and Torchwood: Children of the Earth beginning Friday, September 13, 11:00pm ET/PT.



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Post by: Gregzs on August 20, 2013, 12:23:32 PM
The Fires of Pompeii streaming free thru August 27

http://www.bbcamerica.com/doctor-who/videos/fires-of-pompeii-full-episode/


Title: Re: Miscellaneous Entertainment
Post by: Gregzs on August 21, 2013, 06:50:01 PM
http://www.empireonline.com/news/story.asp?NID=38505

Game Of Thrones' Kit Harington Goes Gladiator In New Pompeii Still
He will have his vengeance (and another protein shake, most likely)

(http://www.empireonline.com/images/uploaded/pompeii-kit-harington-game-of-thrones.jpg)

Some people watch Game Of Thrones for the excellent acting, the intricate plotting, the adorable (yet killer) direwolves, the sky-high production values, the uber-catchy theme tune or a combination of all five. Others (whether they admit it or not) are in it for Kit Harington's Jon Snow, the embarrasingly handsome long-haired Adonis who makes most men double-check their gym membership. It's a wonder he's not in cinemas more often... and lo, here's a new still of Harrington in Paul W. S. Anderson's Pompeii courtesy of EW. That's a whole lot of press-ups right there.

The Resident Evil director's take on history's most famous volcanic eruption sees Harington's Celtic gladiator Milo fall in love with Roman noblewoman Cassia (Emily Browning) on the eve of the all-important lava palaver. After a certain amount of rumpy-Pompeii, things gets extra dramatic when Milo finally discovers the men who killed his family years earlier, which will no doubt result in a nice cup of tea and a sit down bloodshed.

Rounding out Pompeii's cast are Jared Harris, Kiefer Sutherland, Carrie-Anne Moss, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje and Jessica Lucas, who will all be walking through plumes of ash and toxic outer-core dust looking cool come February 28, 2014.

Harington will also voice a character in the upcoming How To Train Your Dragon 2 and can be spotted in Seventh Son once February 7, 2014 comes along.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftWkRRNz80M


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Post by: Gregzs on August 22, 2013, 08:13:20 PM
http://xfinity.comcast.net/blogs/tv/2013/08/21/seth-rogen-brings-bigfoot-to-fx/

Seth Rogen Brings ‘Bigfoot’ to FX

Seth Rogen is getting animated for FX.

Rogen and his “Pineapple Express” cohort have landed a pilot for an animated project, “Bigfoot,” which centers on “everyone’s favorite crypto-zoological hominid, as a modern day everyman who struggles with life’s philosophical quandaries as well as his own animalistic tendencies,” the network said Wednesday.

The project is based on the Bigfoot graphic-novel “autobiographies” by writer and illustrator Graham Roumieu, who is also involved with the pilot.

Rogen and Goldberg are executive producing via their Point Grey Pictures. Roumieu is also executive producing, as are Matt McKenna (“American Dad”), who also wrote the pilot, Jimmy Miller and Sam Hansen of Mosaic, and Adam Reed and Matt Thompson of Floyd County Productions.

“We found Bigfoot!” Nick Grad, president of original programming, FX Networks and FX Productions, said of the project.

“This will be the greatest show about an animated Bigfoot ever made,” Rogen added.

In all, FX currently has seven comedy pilots in production, including “The Comedians,” which stars Billy Crystal and Josh Gad; and “Death Pact,” starring Tracy Morgan.


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Post by: Gregzs on August 26, 2013, 08:32:42 PM
http://insidetv.ew.com/2013/08/26/syfy-orders-12-monkeys-pilot/

SyFy orders '12 Monkeys' pilot

Terry Gilliam’s 1995 film 12 Monkeys may become a series at SyFy.

The cable net announced today that it’s developing a pilot about a time traveler from the post-apocalyptic future who appears in present day on a mission to locate and eradicate the source of a deadly plague that will eventually decimate the human race.

Production is set to begin in November on the script from Terry Matalas and Travis Fickett (Terra Nova, Nikita). The pilot is cast contingent — meaning, if they can’t find actors to fill the roles originally played by the likes of Bruce Willis and Brad Pitt in the movie — the project won’t go forward.

The film grossed over $160 million and earned Pitt an Academy Award nomination.


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Post by: Gregzs on August 29, 2013, 10:09:58 PM
http://www.empireonline.com/news/story.asp?NID=38589

Vincent Cassel Finds Child 44

Hey you, directors! Yes, you. Have you recently lost a cast member from a film you’re working on? Need a top-notch replacement in a hurry? Then you need Casselfix™ from Ronco! Casselfix™ is the ideal solution when there’s a hole in your ensemble to plug or the head of your cast has dropped off and you need a replacement. Just ask Daniel Espinosa, who has used Casselfix™ on Child 44 to plug a hole left by Philip Seymour Hoffman.

Yes, Hoffman has dropped out of the thriller, which has been shooting since June, and now Espinosa has turned to Vincent Cassel to replace him. Child 44 finds Tom Hardy as a Russian military copper investigating child murders during Stalin’s reign in the early 1950s. When he’s accused of treason, everyone begins to turn against him, including his wife (Noomi Rapace) and his boss (Gary Oldman). Cassel is joining a cast that also features Joel Kinnaman, Jason Clarke and Paddy Considine.

News of Cassel parachuting in to fill the gap comes in the wake of Ariel Kleiman hiring him for cult leader drama Partisan, which originally had Oscar Isaac in the main role. Cassel will work on Child 44 first before heading to Australia for Partisan.

(http://www.empireonline.com/images/uploaded/vincent-cassel-trance(1).jpg)


Title: Re: Miscellaneous Entertainment
Post by: Gregzs on September 08, 2013, 12:00:17 AM
http://www.empireonline.com/news/story.asp?NID=38596

Jonah Nolan & J.J. Abrams Plan Westworld Series For HBO
The robots are revolting again

In the last decade or so there have been several attempts to remake Michael Crichton’s 1973 cult sci-fi pic Westworld on the big screen, with Joel Silver taking a stab, Arnold Schwarzenegger considering starring and, in 2005, Tarsem Singh attached to direct. Now, genre titans Jonah Nolan and J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot company have united to bring the story as a series to HBO.

It’s all thanks to producer Jerry Weintraub – himself a man of considerable influence – who has been driving the remake idea for years. It’s not yet known how closely the show’s plotline will mirror the original story, though we'd guess the basics will stay: holidaymakers at an amusement park for adults are menaced when the robot characters (particularly a gunslinger played by Yul Brynner) malfunction and turn homicidal.

As of right now, the US cable channel (home to Game Of Thrones and True Blood) has given the go-ahead for a pilot that Nolan will write with his wife, Lisa Joy, and direct. Abrams and Bryan Burk will produce the show, which means that Bad Robot is overseeing a show about, well, bad robots.

Nolan (brother of Christopher, and regular co-writer on the Dark Knight films) is a proven TV quantity after spending two seasons running successful drama Person Of Interest. It’ll be intriguing to see what they pull together, especially as Westworld's success has proved troublesome to replicate, judging by a dodgy sequel and an abortive original TV spin-off that aired in 1980.

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Post by: Gregzs on September 10, 2013, 07:08:14 PM
Streaming free: Torchwood Children of Earth Days 1 and 2. The other days in order thru the BBC America premiere of Miracle Day on Saturday. Encore airing of Orphan Black Season 1 begins at 10 pm weekly Saturday Sept 14.

 http://www.bbcamerica.com/torchwood/videos/children-of-earth-day-one-full-episode/


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Post by: Gregzs on September 27, 2013, 09:37:17 PM
http://www.empireonline.com/news/story.asp?NID=38895

NBC Planning Constantine As A TV Series
David Goyer and Daniel Cerone writing pilot

While DC has so far struggled to make a big-screen impact beyond Superman and Batman, it's consistently had more success with episodic television. Smallville (Superman) gave way to Arrow (Green Arrow), which is soon to be joined by The Flash and the pre-Batman Gotham, about Commissioner Gordon and the Gotham PD. Now NBC are getting in on the action, developing a series based on John Constantine, star of DC/Vertigo's Hellblazer series. David S. Goyer (who else?) is writing the pilot, with Mentalist exec-producer Daniel Cerone.

John Constantine, the cynical, manipulative, trenchcoated, chain-smoking urban magician, was created by the legendary Alan Moore in 1985, as a supporting character in his famous Swamp Thing run. It was Swamp Thing's title, but the scene-stealing Constantine immediately became the story's engine, installing himself essentially as Swamp Thing's manager in an arc involving the Brujeria: a black magic chaos cult who had quietly taken over the world and were next intent on the destruction of Heaven.

Constantine grew to the extent that he was given his own series in 1988 (initially to be called Hellraiser until a certain Clive Barker film forced a re-think). With Moore disinclined to write it himself, the job fell to fellow Northampton resident Jamie Delano, whose lengthy run was followed by sterling work from Garth Ennis, Paul Jenkins, Warren Ellis, Brian Azzarello, Mike Carey, Denise Mina, Andy Diggle and Pete Milligan (among many others, including Neil Gaiman). After 25 years, post DC's New 52 re-jig, Hellblazer was retired last February at issue 300, and Constantine was folded into regular DC continuity, both in his own more mainstream series, and as part of the Justice League Dark.

There was, of course, a Constantine film in 2005, which got some things right, but re-cast the Liverpudlian Sting-lookalike Constantine as Keanu Reeves, turned his taxi-driving compatriot Chas into a teen sidekick (Shia LaBeouf), gave him a crucifix-shotgun and had him pack in the gaspers. A television series then, has every opportunity to do the thing properly - even if somewhere like HBO would seem a better home for sweary fights with demons than primetime NBC. There's also scope for appearances by other characters in the DC pantheon: Swamp Thing, obviously, but Constantine has also encountered Shade, Sandman, Animal Man, Zatanna, The Phantom Stranger and various others (including Batman).

Where this leaves Guillermo Del Toro's own mooted Justice League Dark project is unclear, although given that DC's TV and film projects have hitherto not interconnected, it's possible a movie and a show could exist independently, side-by-side. What we do know is that Goyer and Cerone have a "script plus penalty" deal, which means they get paid for the script, plus more if the show doesn't go into production. That means it's often more economical for a studio to actually make a show than not make it. So the signs are good for Constantine to at least reach the pilot stage. We'll keep you posted.


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Post by: Gregzs on September 29, 2013, 09:48:40 PM
Atlantis will air on BBC America November 23

 http://www.digitalspy.com/british-tv/s230/atlantis/news/a518907/atlantis-review-is-bbc-ones-new-series-a-gift-from-the-gods.html

Given the strong talent attached to BBC One's new fantasy drama Atlantis - a dream team of Misfits creator Howard Overman and Merlin's Johnny Capps and Julian Murphy - it's understandable that fantasy fans, in particular Merlin aficionados, have been chomping at the bit for this one.

But now that the show's finally hit the airwaves, does it meet and even surpass our expectations? Or is that wealth of anticipation as much a curse as a blessing (no pun intended?).

The positives are that Atlantis boasts both a strong cast and terrific visuals. 'The Earth Bull' looks fantastic, and across the episode's 47-minute run time we're treated to some wonderfully epic visuals, with the magic of television transforming a chilly set in Wales into what feels like a vibrant, living and breathing city.

Set, costume and the realisation of the show's fantasy elements all impress - the Minotaur, lurking in the shadows, looks particularly great.

As with Merlin, talented young newcomers have wisely been paired with some more recognizable fans, including some with serious cult credentials - the addition of Alexander Siddig, here playing the King of Atlantis, to any program is a definite boon.

Jack Donnelly is an attractive, likeable lead - those shirtless scenes will go down well with the Tumblr crowd - and Mark Addy plays to his strengths as a rather unconventional Hercules, essentially Robert Baratheon played for laughs.

Addy's blustering strongman shares a fun dynamic with Donnelly's Jason and Robert Emms's "triangle guy" Pythagoras, while Sarah Parish is as brilliant as you'd expect as you'd expect in the 'Evil Queen' role.


The problems with the Atlantis premiere do not lie in its cast or its on-screen realisation, but in its script. A certain amount of 'pilot-itis' - heavy-handed establishing of characters and premise - is to be expected from most series openers, but there's other issues here.

While it's obviously important in a show like this to keep the pace up, for fear of boring younger viewers, Jason acclimatises to his surprising new situation far too rapidly, and while it's a bold move for Atlantis to tackle the Minotaur in its first episode, the ploy ultimately backfires. With the legendary beast vanquished so quickly, you're left wondering 'Is that it?'

The biggest problem though - one that Merlin fans will no doubt pick up on - is that, with its square-jawed hero, his intellectual friend with hidden strengths, the beautiful and gentle love interest, a tyrannical ruler and - to come next week - a trustworthy companion doomed to a monstrous fate, Atlantis is sticking far too rigidly to a tried-and-tested format.

To his credit, writer Overman does successfully set up a rather intriguing story arc to play out in future episodes: what is Jason's destiny? Is his father really dead? Who is the Oracle (Juliet Stevenson)? Is she - as we suspect - actually Jason's mother?

Merlin came on in leaps and bounds following its uneven first episode, so fingers crossed that Atlantis will grow and flourish in similar fashion. Right now the show is far from perfect, but it is good, solid fun and, with a few tweaks, absolutely has the potential to become the next big family-friendly hit.

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Post by: Gregzs on September 29, 2013, 11:08:13 PM
http://laughingsquid.com/massive-size-comparison-chart-of-famous-sci-fi-spaceships-from-films-tv-shows-games/

Massive Size Comparison Chart of Famous Spaceships From Sci-Fi Films, TV Shows, & Games

German artist Dirk Loechel has created a massive chart that compares the sizes of famous spaceships from sci-fi films, TV shows, and games. Some of the ships are from Star Wars, Star Trek, and Warhammer 40,000, and the gigantic chart contains starships many other fictional universes. Previously, we wrote about an interactive guide by Chris Kirk of Slate that compares the speeds of science-fiction spaceships.

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Post by: Gregzs on September 30, 2013, 10:55:57 PM
http://www.empireonline.com/news/story.asp?NID=38906

Hugh Jackman Set For Chappie
He'll join Neill Blomkamp's latest

Hugh Jackman might be enjoying a break between projects – sort of, since he’s been on the promotional trail for his latest film, kidnap drama Prisoners – but he has plenty of movies lined up and has just added another to the list. Speaking at a press conference at the Zurich Film Festival, he announced he’s taken a role in Neill Blomkamp’s robo-action-comedy Chappie.

“I am doing a role in Neill’s new film, called Chappie, which we shoot in Johannesburg,” Jackman said, as reported by Screen International. “I’m there for a couple of weeks at the beginning of next year.”

Sharlto Copley will be voicing the titular droid, an advanced machine stolen by two gangsters (rappers Ninja and Yolandi Visser) who look to use the robot for their own criminal ends. Eugene Khumbanyiwa and Elysium’s Jose Pablo Cantillo are also aboard the film, which Blomkamp wrote with Terri Tatchell. There's no word on Jackman's precise role yet, but look out for that soon.

In related Jackman news, he touched upon his seemingly stalled plans for a Broadway musical based on Houdini, saying that he's still mulling whether to do it. And talking of performers, there’s the new film of PT Barnum’s life, The Greatest Showman On Earth. "I thought it would stay in active development, if I’m honest, because new musicals are very difficult,” says Jackman. “But just recently it’s taken a real turn and there’s some real momentum so watch this space.”


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Post by: Gregzs on October 03, 2013, 12:07:41 AM
http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/notyetamovie/news/?a=87678

Geoffrey Rush Joins Gerard Butler & Nikolaj Coster-Waldau In GODS OF EGYPT

Alex Proyas will co-write and direct this fantasy flick which focuses on deities from Egyptian mythology, and as you can see he's assembled quite a cast so far.

We've kept this one just under our radar until casting began to heat up, and that it most certainly has! The Alex Proyas (The Crow, Dark City) directed Gods Of Egypt will tell the story of Horus' mission to avenge his father Osiris' (god of the Underworld) death at the hands of his uncle, Set (god of the desert) joining forces with a human hero (isn't there always one?) in the process. Game Of Thrones' Nikolaj Coster-Waldau will play Horus, Gerard Butler will play Set, and Geoffrey Rush has now signed on to play the sun god Ra, father of Set and Osiris. Proyas wrote the script with Burk Sharpless and Matt Sazama, who are behind Universal’s upcoming horror saga Dracula Untold .This sounds interesting, and could be something special...then again it could also be Clash Of The Titans!


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Post by: Gregzs on October 03, 2013, 12:22:39 AM
http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/nailbiter111/news/?a=87693

STAR TREK... INTO THE WOODS? First Look At Chris Pine As Prince Charming (Video)

Director Rob Marshall ("Chicago") is bringing the Tony-winning original musical, Into The Woods, to the big screen. Hit the jump to see Chris Pine as Prince Charming, Anna Kendrick as Cinderella, Emily Blunt as the Baker's Wife, and MacKenzie Mauzy as Rapunzel.

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Post by: Gregzs on October 03, 2013, 12:45:26 AM
http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/notyetamovie/news/?a=87352

First Look At Henry Cavill On Set As The MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E

Or is that his co-star Armie Hammer? Are either of them actually playing the titular character? Anyway, here we have some set snaps of Man Of Steel's Henry Cavill looking dapper in a different kind of suit while shooting Guy Ritchie's period-set thriller..

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Post by: Gregzs on October 08, 2013, 11:57:28 PM
http://www.digitalspy.com/british-tv/s7/doctor-who/news/a522026/doctor-who-missing-episodes-found-bbc-confirms.html

'Doctor Who' missing episodes found, BBC confirms

The BBC has confirmed rumors that a batch of missing Doctor Who episodes have been found.

Reports circulated earlier this week that a number of 'lost' episodes from the BBC sci-fi drama starring William Hartnell and Patrick Troughton had been discovered.

A report on BBC News has now confirmed the find, with "a number of early episodes" apparently having been recovered.

A total of 106 episodes of Doctor Who first aired in the 1960s are currently missing, with the transmission tapes having been wiped after initial airings.

A number of episodes previously thought lost have been recovered over the years via foreign broadcasters, who still possessed film transfers of the original recordings.

Further details pertaining to the newly discovered episodes are yet to be confirmed. It is currently unknown which episodes have been recovered and how many the BBC now possesses in total.

Doctor Who began in 1963, with November 23 this year marking the show's 50th anniversary. The BBC previously announced a slate of celebratory programming to mark the milestone.


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Post by: Gregzs on October 09, 2013, 12:25:03 PM
http://laughingsquid.com/supercut-of-spooky-moments-in-movies-tv-shows-that-turn-out-to-be-just-a-cat/

Supercut of Spooky Moments in Movies & TV Shows That Turn Out to be ‘Just a Cat’

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dp_8h-AbQ98


Title: Re: Miscellaneous Entertainment
Post by: Gregzs on October 10, 2013, 09:04:06 PM
http://www.empireonline.com/news/story.asp?NID=38992

Peter Dinklage To Star In R-Rated Leprechaun Comedy
Think Bad Santa, but with more Tyrion Lannister


Paramount has Tyrion Lannister (or Bolivar Trask, depending on your poison) ready to star in an R-rated comedy. Peter Dinklage will play a sharp-tongued man who tells people he's a real leprechaun. Producers say that the tone will be Bad Santa-like, though hopefully it won't see Dinklage playing an angry elf.

On this unnamed project's writing detail is Andrew Dodge, the man who wrote Jason Bateman's upcoming directorial debut, Bad Words. That film centres on a group of foul-mouthed kids who are part of a spelling bee, so expect similarly fruity language in Dinklage's leading man comedy outing.

Recently, Dinklage's work in Game Of Thrones has won him an Emmy and a Golden Globe, and judging by the fawning crowds at Comic-Con this year, where he was heralded as some sort of god, the two-time Death At A Funeral veteran will remain in the spotlight for a long time. If you haven't already, be sure to check out his performance in Thomas McCarthy's The Station Agent, which proves that he'd been turning in fantastic dramatic performances years before he got locked up in The Eyrie.

Dinklage will next be seen on the big screen as X-Men: Days Of Future Past's bad guy, Bolivar Trask, when the mutant movie hits cinemas on May 22, 2014.


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Post by: Gregzs on October 15, 2013, 11:06:52 PM
http://www.nerdist.com/2013/10/doctor-who-50th-anniversary-special-promotional-photos/

DOCTOR WHO 50th Anniversary Special Promotional Photos

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With the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary special, “The Day of the Doctor,” just about six weeks away, we’ve still yet to have a trailer or any clips or anything. We’ve had a poster, sure, and there were even some set photos during filming, but that were about it. Until now. BBC America has just released these snazzy new promotional stills from the special. They still tell us absolutely nothing and don’t depict anything we didn’t already know, but any new stuff is good stuff. There are six pictures which you can see.
“The Day of the Doctor” airs on Saturday, November 23rd, 2013, simulcast worldwide, on BBC America here in the States. Check your local listings because I can’t be bothered. I’m too busy trying to figure out what number Hurt is.


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Post by: Gregzs on October 19, 2013, 04:30:27 PM
50 Year Trailer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hRy2N2CMhQ


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Post by: Gregzs on October 21, 2013, 12:11:01 AM
http://www.doctorwho.tv/whats-new/article/11-things-we-loved-in-the-doctor-who-50-year-trailer/

We hope you’ve seen the 50 year trailer for The Day of the Doctor (if not, watch the trailer now!) and enjoyed it as much as we did. Because it was crammed full of “blink and you’ll miss it” moments (and we’ve warned you about blinking before), here are 11 things we really loved seeing in this celebration of 50 years of adventures:

1. Tiny Yeti
A topical one, considering the recent return of The Web of Fear (1968), the little Yeti sculptures act as a homing device for their larger, more terrifying counterparts. To anyone who finds one of these, our best advice would be to get rid of it quick!

2. Clockwork droids
Hanging next to the Yeti is the mask from one of the SS Madame de Pompadour’s single-minded clockwork robots, who spent years opening time windows into the life of the real Madame de Pompadour, in an effort to harvest her for parts (The Girl in the Fireplace, 2006). Other masks seen nearby include the mask of the Brethren from The Masque of Mandragora (1976), and the golden head of one of the Santa “Pilot Fish” from The Christmas Invasion (2005).

3. Fob watch
Or is it a Time Lord Chameleon Arch? The fob watch was a device used by both the Doctor and the Master to rewrite their biology and disguise themselves as humans. The watch carries a perception filter, so the carrier is often unaware of its true importance (Human Nature, The Family of Blood, Utopia, 2007)

4. The Key To Time
Glimpsed through the legs of the unfortunate extermination victim, is the brightly coloured tracer wand, given to the Doctor by the White Guardian to aid him in his search for the Key To Time. Next to the wand and key is the robot parrot Polyphase Avatron, owned by the captain of The Pirate Planet (1978), and encountered while the Doctor and Romana were finding the second segment of the Key.

5. Dalek saucers
“Rebels of London, come out of your hiding places. The Daleks offer you life!” These saucers were last seen (will be seen?) blasting London to the ground, around the year 2150, when the Daleks invade the Earth (The Dalek Invasion of Earth, 1964)

6. TARDIS key
In several of its guises. The “silver spade” key shown here, was first seen in the Third Doctor’s final season in 1974, and was used sporadically up until Doctor Who: The Movie in 1996. The more standard-looking key has also been used numerous times – most notably glowing in the Doctor’s hand to show that the TARDIS had finished repairing itself (The Eleventh Hour, 2010).

7. The Empress of the Racnoss
The multi-legged villainess of 2006’s Christmas special The Runaway Bride, the Empress of the Racnoss, is seen scuttling behind the Eighth Doctor and an Ood. She was last seen being flushed into her own pit to the centre of the Earth, like a spider down a plughole.

8. Bessie
Favourite of the Third Doctor, Bessie was an Edwardian roadster, that the Doctor had extensively modified. Customisations include an anti-theft device that sticks the thief to the car, remote control operation and massive acceleration, combined with safe breaking, so as not to harm the occupants. He was seen driving it when Clara was scattered into the Doctor’s timestream in The Name of the Doctor (2013).

9. The Shard
Location for the climactic events of this year’s The Bells of Saint John, London’s tallest skyscraper the Shard appears in the trail, not far from San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge – a nod to the location of Doctor Who: The Movie (1996) perhaps?

10. Laser Screwdriver
HERE COME THE DRUMS! The Master trumped the Doctor with his laser screwdriver in The Sound of Drums / The Last of the Time Lords (2007), when it was seen to age the Doctor hundreds of years.

11. 17162311
That number. It had us foxed for a bit (to the point where we wondered if it spelled something when viewed upside-down). And then we realised: it’s the time and date of broadcast for the first episode of Doctor Who. According to the official paperwork, An Unearthly Child episode one, began transmission on the BBC at 17.16 and 20 seconds, on November 23, 1963. And that, after all, is why we’re still here


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Post by: Gregzs on October 29, 2013, 08:30:19 PM
http://xfinity.comcast.net/blogs/tv/2013/10/29/john-larroquette-joins-foxs-almost-human/

John Larroquette Joins Fox’s ‘Almost Human’

“Almost Human” just added another human in the form of actor John Larroquette.

The veteran thespian will play a genius roboticist named Nigel in the futuristic Fox thriller, which recently pushed its release date back two weeks.

The Emmy-winner was most recently on NBC’s ”Deception” and a series regular on “Boston Legal,” but Larroquette will probably forever be best known for his starring role as Dan Fielding on the 1980s and ’90s sitcom, “Night Court.”

“Almost Human” takes place in the year 2048, when every cop is required to be paired up with an android partner. The action-drama stars Karl Urban and Michael Ealy. The series was created by “Fringe” showrunner J.H. Wyman. Among its executive producers is J.J. Abrams, of “Lost” and “Star Trek” fame.

“Almost Human” will now premiere Sunday Nov. 17 after a Fox Sports football double-header. The second episode airs the following evening in its regular time slot debut.


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Post by: Gregzs on November 01, 2013, 01:04:48 AM
http://www.empireonline.com/news/story.asp?NID=39247

Bill Murray Will Say B.O.O.
Octavia Spencer and Jennifer Coolidge also aboard

Though it already boasts the tonsil talents of Seth Rogen and Melissa McCarthy, two people proven to be thoroughly funny, DreamWorks Animation isn’t stopping there with regards to B.O.O.: Bureau Of Otherworldly Operations. The company has announced via Twitter that Bill Murray, Octavia Spencer and Jennifer Coolidge are now among the cast.

Billed as a supernatural action comedy, the new film finds a pair of bumbling ghosts (Rogen and McCarthy) who join the Bureau and do their best to take down evil spirits. A real threat emerges when they must tackle the Most Wanted Haunter.

Murray is set to play a villainous spirit called Addison Drake, while Spencer is the no-nonsense Captain Book and Coolidge is ditzy transitions-relations officer Carol Sue. They join an ensemble that also includes Rashida Jones and Matt Bomer.

Tony Leonidis is directing from a script by Tom Wheeler. “Bill Murray is the perfect actor to bring this character to life – or should I say ‘after-life?” says Leondis in the official statement. “Along with Jennifer and Octavia, this is a dream cast. I can’t imagine a team more capable of packing a funnier punch to this broadly comedic ghost story.” We can but hope they all deliver.

B.O.O. is set to haunt our cinemas on July 17, 2015. The big question now – will Bill Murray have to bust himself? And will it make him feel good?


Title: Re: Miscellaneous Entertainment
Post by: Gregzs on November 07, 2013, 02:43:42 AM
http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/scifimediazone/news/?a=75352

HELIX: Ron Moore & Syfy Team-Up For New Series

Syfy is giving a 13-episode greenlight to Helix (working title), its newest original scripted series for 2013, it was announced today by Mark Stern, President of Original Content, Syfy and Co-Head Original Content, Universal Cable Productions. Helix is Executive Produced by Ronald D. Moore (Battlestar Galactica), Lynda Obst (Sleepless in Seattle, Contact), Steven Maeda (Lost, CSI: Miami, The X-Files) and Cameron Porsandeh, who wrote the pilot, will serve as Co-Executive Producer. The series will be produced by Sony Pictures Television.

Helix is an intense thriller about a team of scientists from the Centers for Disease Control who travel to a high-tech research facility in the Arctic to investigate a possible disease outbreak, only to find themselves pulled into a terrifying life-and-death struggle that holds the key to mankind’s salvation or total annihilation.

“With its well-drawn characters, taut drama, and incredible production team, we couldn’t be more excited to see this intense thrill-ride of a series come to life,” said Mark Stern

Helix is expected to begin production early in 2013 to debut later this year.


Helix trailer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIthI2sKfu4


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Post by: Gregzs on November 07, 2013, 07:54:48 PM
http://www.empireonline.com/news/story.asp?NID=39302

Robert Rodriguez Launching From Dusk Till Dawn TV Series
Don Johnson & D.J. Cotrona are among the cast

One day, it seems, every Robert Rodriguez film will eventually become a TV series. While El Mariachi: The Series is proceeding without his involvement, Rodriguez is very much a part of bringing From Dusk Till Dawn to the box via his El Rey network in the US.

The show is planned as a 10-episode serialized drama (at least to begin with), and is firmly based on the movie, albeit without George Clooney and Quentin Tarantino in the lead roles. We’re promised a supernatural crime saga focused on bank robber, Seth Gecko (D.J. Cotrona) and his violent, unpredictable brother, Richard “Richie” Gecko (Zane Holtz), who are wanted by Sheriff Earl McGraw (Don Johnson, taking over the part from Michael Parks) and a new character, Texas Ranger Freddie Gonzalez (Jesse Garcia) after a bank heist left several people dead.

While on an escape route to Mexico, Seth and Richie encounter former minister Jacob Fuller and his family who they take hostage. Using the family RV to make a run for the Mexican border, chaos ensues when the group detours to a strip club that is unknowingly populated by vampires, and forces them to fight until dawn in order to get out alive. The series deepens the tone of the film, adds new characters and backstories and expands the Mesoamerican mythology behind the vampires.

"If the movie’s the short story, the series is the novel,” says Rodriguez. "We have assembled an amazing cast and crew, and viewers can expect to be part of a wild ride when the series premieres on El Rey Network.” He’s helping to kick the series off by directing the first two episodes, but Carlos Coto is serving as the show’s executive producer. Miramax will be distributing the series outside the States, though not in the UK, where there’s no channel on board just yet.


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Post by: Gregzs on November 09, 2013, 11:22:59 PM
http://www.nerdist.com/2013/11/doctor-who-a-companions-companion-season-26/

DOCTOR WHO: A Companion’s Companion – Season 26
After several seasons of meh-to-cruddy writing and production, Doctor Who was finally starting to pick up some narrative and thematic traction again in Season 25. Script Editor Andrew Cartmel was focusing evermore on the Doctor’s mysterious past and place as the galactic chess master, which star Sylvester McCoy more than ate up. With the inclusion of companion Ace (Sophie Aldred), the series had one of its deepest secondary characters ever and one whose past and future would be explored fully in the next season. Too bad it was the show’s last.


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Post by: Gregzs on November 09, 2013, 11:31:02 PM
http://www.nerdist.com/2013/11/doctor-who-a-companions-companion-the-tv-movie/

DOCTOR WHO: A Companion’s Companion – The TV Movie

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Post by: Gregzs on November 10, 2013, 01:54:18 AM
http://www.nerdist.com/2013/11/doctor-who-a-companions-companion-series-1/

DOCTOR WHO: A Companion’s Companion – Series 1

After another 8 years of no televised Doctor Who, but heaps and gobs of Eighth Doctor novels and Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth Doctor audio plays, it came time for a return. In 2003, the show’s 40th anniversary, a Flash-animated web series called “Scream of the Shalka” was produced. However, the thunder from this was completely stolen, because it was also announced that a proper live-action series would be returning to BBC One, headed up by Queer as Folk and Casanova creator Russell T. Davies, who had also been a long-time fan and had written for the Virgin New Adventures novel range.

Since the show had been off the air since 1989, save for that one 90-minute period in May of 1996, it was deemed pertinent by BBC Wales’ Commissioner of Drama Jane Tranter and producers Davies, Julie Gardner, and Phil Collinson to have an established, name actor in the lead role, since they weren’t sure how the larger public would react. They decided upon character actor Christopher Eccleston, who had worked with Davies before and had been the writer’s first choice for a role in Queer as Folk.

The companion, a formerly thankless role, really, would now be coming to the forefront, as would their family and relationships. Davies was key in turning the show into more of a character-based adventure drama than a strictly sci-fi play, the way the classic series had largely been. Ace’s turn in the last two seasons of the old show, as well as Dr. Grace Halloway in the TV movie, must surely have influenced Davies in the creation of Rose Tyler, a 19-year-old shopgirl from London with a flirty mom and a dumb boyfriend.

To play this part, Davies cast pop star Billie Piper, which at the time must have felt a bit like stunt casting, or at least trying to appeal to the younger audiences with a known personality. I had no idea who she was, so it didn’t do anything for me but upon retrospect. It is largely through Rose that the story of the first series of the rebooted Doctor Who played out, and it’s much easier for the audience to side with someone they already like.

Now, whether it was always intended for Eccleston to do just one series of the show or not is debatable, but what is known is that he was not pleased with the first batch of filming, which it has to be said produced possibly the worst episodes of the series. And, it’s also sad that the night of the premiere in 2005 came with the announcement that the actor wouldn’t return after this series.

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Post by: Gregzs on November 10, 2013, 02:02:01 AM
The Day of the Doctor - OFFICIAL trailer - Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special #SaveTheDay - BBC

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xS1cNjJSGQs


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Post by: Gregzs on November 10, 2013, 02:09:05 AM
The Day of the Doctor: The Second TV Trailer - Doctor Who 50th Anniversary - BBC One

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7z6FMCqYrBo


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Post by: Gregzs on November 10, 2013, 02:25:59 AM
http://www.nerdist.com/2013/11/full-doctor-who-50th-anniversary-week-schedule-on-bbc-america/

Full DOCTOR WHO 50th Anniversary Week Schedule on BBC America

Everybody’s gearing up for the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who, which is now a scant two weeks away, but BBC America wants you to know that “The Day of the Doctor” won’t be the only bit of Time Lord entertainment that week – not by a long shot. The cable network is actually devoting just about its entire week’s worth of programming from Monday, November 18th, through Sunday, November 24th to The Doctor. That, traditionally-non-sports fans, is 7 days of Doctor Who, and a lot of it is brand new! Let’s do the rundown, shall we?

Monday November 18th
 A marathon of The Doctors Revisited specials from the First Doctor through the Tenth Doctor. 9:00am-9:00pm ET

The U.S. premiere of Doctor Who: Tales from the TARDIS, in which stars and staff from over the course of 50 years speak about their time on the show and their experiences journeying through the cosmos. Will include Matt Smith, David Tennant, Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Jenna Coleman, Karen Gillan, Freema Agyeman, William Russell, and Steven Moffat. 9:00pm-10:00pm ET

The U.S. premiere of The Science of Doctor Who with Brian Cox. Not the actor Brian Cox, who will be in An Adventure in Space and Time, mind you, but Professor Brian Cox. Just think of it as “Dr. Brain Cox.” He’ll take you through the conceptual science behind the amazing things the Doctor does. Likely he will also tell you none of it is possible in real life, but that’s the fun of imagination.

Tuesday November 19th
 The Ninth Doctor Marathon. 10:00am-11:00pm ET

Wednesday November 20th
 The Tenth Doctor Marathon. 2:00am-11:00pm ET

Thursday November 21st
 The Eleventh Doctor Marathon Part I. 9:00am-11:00pm ET

Friday November 22nd
 The Eleventh Doctor Marathon Part II. 9:00am-8:00pm ET

The U.S. Premiere of Doctor Who Explained which was shown in Asia a few months back and is basically a starter kit for people not familiar with the show, exploring the history and cultural impact. All the same bods talk as the last one. 8:00pm-9:00pm ET

The U.S. Premiere of An Adventure in Space and Time, the docudrama following the creation and shooting of Doctor Who in the early-’60s through the William Hartnell days. 9:00pm ET

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Saturday November 23rd
 The Eleventh Doctor Marathon Part III. 1:00am-2:00pm ET

Global Simulcast of Doctor Who – “The Day of the Doctor.” This is the big one, kiddos! The Eleventh and Tenth Doctors team up with whichever Doctor John Hurt turns out to be to do something that will tear apart the fabric of what we all thought we knew about the character we’ve loved for so long. Matt Smith, David Tennant, and Jenna Coleman, with Billie Piper and John Hurt. It’ll be awesome, no doubt about it. Commercial free. 2:50pm ET

Encore Presentation of Doctor Who – “The Day of the Doctor.” Not simulcast and with commercials, probably. This will have exclusive interviews with Smith and Tennant during the broadcast and will be followed by the premiere of the new fantasy program Atlantis. 7:00pm ET.

The U.S. premiere of The Graham Norton Show episode featuring both Matt Smith and David Tennant. 10:00pm ET

Sunday November 24th
 The Matt Smith Countdown. The Top 11 Eleventh Doctor episodes as voted on by YOU, or at least people like you. 9:00am-8:00pm ET

Premiere of the Doctor Who: The Doctors Revisited special featuring the Eleventh Doctor. Cast, crew, and celebrity fans discuss the Eleventh Doctor and his time aboard the TARDIS, which will nearly be at an end by that time. 8:00pm-10:30pm ET



And there you have it! Literally, if you turn on BBC America that week, there’ll be Doctor Who stuff to watch. I hope you’re excited because I sure as hell am. And be sure to use the hashtag #SaveTheDay. The Doctor said to do that.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X80Xq-sHwIw


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Post by: Gregzs on November 11, 2013, 11:05:47 PM
http://www.nerdist.com/2013/11/doctor-who-a-companions-companion-series-2/

DOCTOR WHO: A Companion’s Companion – Series 2

Doctor Who comes back to television screens for the first time in essentially 16 years and for 13 weeks, it’s a hit again. Then, BOOM! The lead actor turns into a different guy at the end. Whether or not people were pleased about Christopher Eccleston leaving and David Tennant taking his place, the change forced new viewers to deal with the idea of regeneration right away. And, lucky for viewers, there was a chance to get used to this new weirdo with admittedly excellent hair in the form of a Christmas special, which would become a staple of Doctor Who since the return. Some are Christmassier than others, but few have as much to do narratively than The Christmas Invasion.

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Post by: Gregzs on November 13, 2013, 11:05:02 PM
http://xfinity.comcast.net/blogs/tv/2013/11/13/the-cw-is-rebooting-tales-from-the-darkside/

The CW Is Rebooting ‘Tales From the Darkside’

"Sleepy Hollow” producers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman are teaming with author Joe Hill (“Locke & Key”) to resurrect the eighties TV horror anthology series “Tales from the Darkside,” Vulture hears.

The CW has been looking to develop a new take on the syndicated series for a while now, and with Hill, Kurtzman and Orci on board, the network has ordered a script for the project. The CW is also poised to move quickly on the project: If it likes the script, the network could air the reboot as soon as this summer. Like the original George A. Romero-created series, the new “Tales” episodes will be 30 minutes long, episodes will be self-contained and every minute will be designed to scare the hell out of viewers.

Mitch Galin, Heather Kadin, and Jerry Golod will also serve as exec producers on the project, with Hill writing the script. The CW’s already proven it can scare up good rating in the summer with retro fare: Its new take on “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” was a big success. OK, Fox: Ball’s in your court to bring back “The X-Files.”


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Post by: Gregzs on November 14, 2013, 10:34:52 PM
Prequel Minisode: The Night of the Doctor

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http://www.nerdist.com/2013/11/doctor-who-minisode-the-night-of-the-doctor/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-U3jrS-uhuo


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Post by: Gregzs on November 15, 2013, 01:32:50 AM
An Adventure in Space and Time: The Trailer - Doctor Who 50th Anniversary - BBC Two

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEwikIhEZrE


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Post by: Gregzs on November 16, 2013, 01:11:18 AM
http://www.nerdist.com/2013/11/doctor-who-a-companions-companion-series-4-and-specials/

DOCTOR WHO: A Companion’s Companion – Series 4 and Specials

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Post by: Gregzs on November 16, 2013, 01:23:09 AM
http://www.nerdist.com/2013/11/doctor-who-a-companions-companion-series-3/

DOCTOR WHO: A Companion’s Companion – Series 3

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Post by: Gregzs on November 16, 2013, 02:31:36 AM
http://variety.com/2013/digital/news/the-killing-netflix-amc-1200838216/

‘The Killing’ Lives: Netflix Orders Six Final Episodes

“The Killing” has cheated death for a second time.

Netflix has ordered six episodes of what it is calling a fourth and final limited season to wrap up the Fox TV Studios series that began on AMC in 2011.

Veena Sud is back as showrunner of the moody drama that stars Mireille Enos and Joel Kinnaman as Seattle detectives enmeshed in murder cases. The U.S. adaptation is based on the Danish skein “Forbrydelsen.”

“Killing” was canceled by AMC in 2012 after two seasons, only to be revived when Netflix teamed with the cabler in a shared-window pact. After a low-rated third season, AMC opted to ax the show again earlier this year. But Fox TV Studios, Sud and her reps at WME quietly assembled a pitch for a final half-dozen segs that was strong enough to interest Netflix, given the show’s existing following. The first three seasons of the show are already available for streaming on the service.

Netflix emphasized in announcing the pickup the “Killing” this time around will be exclusive to its worldwide subscribers, which now number more than 40 million. As with all of its original series, Netflix will make the six segs available all at once, though a premiere date has not been specified. Production is expected to begin in February in Vancouver.

“The rich, serialized storytelling in ‘The Killing’ thrives on Netflix, and we believe that it is only fitting to give Sarah Linden and Stephen Holder a proper send off,” said Cindy Holland, veep of original content for Netflix. “We are looking forward to offering fans – both existing and new — a series that we know is perfectly suited for on-demand viewing.”

Fox TV Studios topper David Madden said: “It’s a true testament to ‘The Killing’ creator Veena Sud, and the stellar cast led so compellingly by Mireille Enos and Joel Kinnaman, that fans remained so passionate about the show. We’re gratified that our partners at Netflix recognized this.”

Mikkel Bondesen is exec producer of “Killing” along with Sud.


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Post by: Gregzs on November 18, 2013, 12:35:27 AM
http://www.vulture.com/2013/11/eight-tv-series-you-probably-havent-seen.html

Eight Great TV Series (or Mini-Series) You Probably Haven’t Seen


Who needs new TV shows? In this week’s issue of the magazine, our critics show us what’s in their personal collections of old culture, much of it you might’ve missed. All of it is available online, somewhere. Herewith, Matt Zoller Seitz on the eight great TV series you probably haven’t seen and seven great single episodes (or TV movies) you can find online.






SERIES



1. The Comeback (2005)
 This HBO faux-reality program from Sex and the City showrunner Michael Patrick King follows washed-up sitcom actress Valerie Cherish (Lisa Kudrow) as she struggles to reignite her career. It’s one of the greatest one-season wonders in TV history, as corrosively funny and honest as early Albert Brooks: It’s hide-under-the-couch humor.


2. The Richard Pryor Show (1977)
 You know Pryor as the foulmouthed storytelling genius of standup comedy and the mostly watered-down clown of scripted features, but you might not have experienced another facet of his talent: as a variety-show impresario who tackled race and class with a frankness never seen before (or, arguably, since).




3. The Kingdom (1994)
 Of all the horror series influenced by Twin Peaks, this Danish hospital soap from Lars von Trier (Antichrist, Dogville) might be the greatest; it’s periodically made available via legal streaming services, but the DVD is out of print and only a few copies are available, so it’s worth going the extra mile to seek it out. Just don’t watch it by yourself.




4. Star Blazers (1979–1981)
 The vogue for dubbed Japanese cartoons began in the seventies with Battle of the Planets, but this epic series about a refurbished battleship setting sail across the galaxy to save an apocalypse-ravaged Earth remains the reigning masterpiece of that era—and its serialized storytelling was ahead of its time.


5. The Newsroom (1996–2005)
 The CBC’s great comedy about the intellectual and ethical compromises at a daily-news show has the same name as HBO’s Aaron Sorkin lecture-fest, but it’s a hundred times smarter and much subtler. It’s great—Larry Sanders Show great, as a matter of fact.


6. The Singing Detective (1986)
 Dennis Potter’s musical psychodrama is about a detective (Michael Gambon) who memory-trips while bedridden by a horrendous skin disease; watch even an hour of it, and you’ll instantly sense that it’s one of the most profound creative influences on post-Sopranos TV and that Tony’s sixth-season sojourn in dream-space owes it quite a debt.




7 and 8. Clone Wars (2003–2005) and Samurai Jack (2001–2004)
 The world’s greatest living action filmmaker isn’t Michael Bay, James Cameron, or Steven Spielberg: It’s animator and illustrator Genndy Tartakovsky, who absolutely killed it with his cel-style Samurai Jack (a postapocalyptic sci-fi fantasy) and Clone Wars in the aughts. Every sequence is a marvel of bold, simple graphics, whip-crack timing, and strategic use of silence and overwhelming noise.




EPISODES AND TV MOVIES



1. The Lathe of Heaven (1980)
 PBS aired this adaptation of Ursula K. Le Guin’s novel about a man whose dreams come true, and its reputation has deservedly deepened with time. A touchingly young Bruce Davison plays the dreamer, George Orr; the film’s “futuristic” landscapes are mostly just newish buildings, and the score is all analog synthesizers except for the cover of “With a Little Help From My Friends,” used in a sequence involving a humanoid tortoise with a lightbulb for a face. Singular and striking.


2. The Last Dinosaur (1977)
 This Japanese and American co-production about a big-game hunter (a pretty clearly soused Richard Boone) tracking a T-Rex at the center of the Earth sounds silly, but if you can appreciate the old-school miniature landscapes and Godzilla-style creature costumes (and you should, because they’re amazing), the net effect is strangely haunting.


3. Masters of Horror “Homecoming” (2005) and “Cigarette Burns” (2005)
 This Showtime horror anthology from Stephen King buddy Mick Garris was hit-and-miss, but these two episodes—a post-9/11 antiwar nightmare by Joe Dante, and a cinephile’s fantasy-slash-nightmare of the ultimate find, by John Carpenter—are classics ranking with the best of The Twilight Zone and The Outer Limits.


4. All in the Family “Two’s a Crowd” (1978) and “Edith’s 50th Birthday Parts 1 & 2” (1977)
 Incredible as it might seem now, this socially aware Norman Lear sitcom isn’t the constant pop-culture presence it once was; if you’ve never sampled it, start with these three classic episodes. The first reveals the roots of Archie Bunker’s bigotry and anger. The others put Archie’s wife, Edith, in a situation that’s as grimly funny as it is horrifyingly tense, then deals (touchingly) with the aftermath.




5. Frank’s Place “Pilot” (1987)
 Unless you were one of the maybe eight people who watched this great comedy during its brief 1987–88 run on CBS, you have no idea why it keeps getting mentioned on lists of the great one-season shows of all time. Plug that knowledge gap forthwith by watching the pilot, which still feels uncategorizably fresh 26 years later.


6. Hill Street Blues “Trial by Fury” (1982)
 Ask anybody of a certain age, inside the TV industry or out, when they first realized that television could be art, and there’s a good chance they’ll mention this episode scripted by a young David Milch (Deadwood), in which precinct captain Furillo goes beyond the law to bring “justice” to
 a couple of rapists and suffers a real moral price.


7. Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman “Pilot” (1976)
 Produced by All in the Family’s Norman Lear and directed by Joan Darling and Jim Drake, this star vehicle for comic actress Louise Lasser was one of the boldest series of the seventies: a laugh-track-free send-up of soap operas that was also a surprisingly probing and intense critique of capitalism. Yes, really!


*This article originally appeared in the November 18, 2013 issue of New York Magazine.


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Post by: Gregzs on November 19, 2013, 12:22:43 AM
http://www.nerdist.com/2013/11/doctor-who-a-companions-companion-series-5/

DOCTOR WHO: A Companion’s Companion – Series 5

When it was announced in 2009 that Matt Smith (then 27) would be taking over for David Tennant on Doctor Who, everybody went… “Who?” After all, he was so young and we hadn’t seen him in too much, so that seemed a fairly reasonable thing to say. Mind you, people said the same thing when a certain Tom Baker took over in 1974. The first thing we saw of Smith as the Eleventh Doctor was his comedic turn at the tail end of the otherwise atrocious “The End of Time,” but that wasn’t enough to truly let us know anything. And with Steven Moffat taking over as head writer, we really didn’t know anything of the kind of show Doctor Who was regenerating into. But we soon would.

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Post by: Gregzs on November 19, 2013, 11:29:40 PM
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Post by: Gregzs on November 21, 2013, 01:28:34 AM
http://www.nerdist.com/2013/11/doctor-who-a-companions-companion-series-6/

DOCTOR WHO: A Companion’s Companion – Series 6

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Post by: Gregzs on November 22, 2013, 04:31:23 PM
The Last Day: A mini-episode - The Day of the Doctor prequel - Doctor Who - BBC

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eem2Ehq_xBI


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Post by: Gregzs on November 23, 2013, 03:27:56 AM
http://www.nerdist.com/2013/11/doctor-who-a-companions-companion-series-7/

DOCTOR WHO: A Companion’s Companion – Series 7

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Post by: Gregzs on November 23, 2013, 03:55:08 AM
The Day of the Doctor: A Preview - BBC Children in Need: 2013 - BBC

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zn9Ss9rZMcU


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Post by: Gregzs on November 23, 2013, 09:59:58 PM
Doctor Who Christmas Special 2013: The first TV teaser trailer - BBC One

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMOOLd_44Mo


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Post by: Gregzs on November 25, 2013, 01:28:53 AM
http://www.doctorwho.tv/whats-new/article/guinness-world-record-for-the-day-of-the-doctor

Guinness World Record for The Day of the Doctor

After a spectacular night of global celebration for Doctor Who’s 50th Anniversary, Executive Producer and Head Writer Steven Moffat was presented with the Guinness World Record for the largest ever simulcast of a TV drama, following a global campaign from BBC Worldwide that saw The Day of the Doctor broadcast in 94 countries across 6 continents.

The award was presented by to Steven ahead of his first panel appearance today at the Doctor Who Celebration, a special three-day event spanning the anniversary weekend at London’s ExCeL. Cast members Matt Smith and Jenna Coleman were also in attendance along with thousands of fans from across the world.

On receiving the award, Steven Moffat says: “For years the Doctor has been stopping everyone else from conquering the world. Now, just to show off, he's gone and done it himself!”

Tim Davie, CEO BBC Worldwide (the BBC’s commercial arm) says: “We knew we were attempting something unprecedented in broadcast history, not only because Doctor Who is a drama, unlike a live feed event such as a World Cup football match or a Royal Wedding, but because we had to deliver the episode in advance to the four corners of the world so that it could be dubbed and subtitled into 15 different languages. If there was any doubt that Doctor Who is one of the world’s biggest TV shows, this award should put that argument to rest – and how fitting for it to receive such an accolade in its 50th year.”

Guinness World Records Editor-in-Chief, Craig Glenday, who presented the award, added: "Who else but the time-twisting Doctor could appear in 94 countries at once?! This outstanding achievement is testament to the fact that the longest running sci-fi TV show in history is not just a well-loved UK institution but a truly global success adored by millions of people.”

In addition to the TV broadcast, over 1500 cinemas worldwide, including in the UK, US, Australia, Canada, Latin America, Germany, Russia and Scandinavia, will show the episode in spectacular 3D with over half a million tickets sold.

In the run up to the 50th Anniversary, fans of the show across the world have been out in full force to be part of a global event. In Sweden and Norway where the programme has no client broadcaster, fans successfully petitioned to get their local cinemas to screen the episode. Similarly, fans in Argentina pushed a major cinema chain into showing the special simultaneously. In the US, an initial 10,000 cinema tickets sold out in 28 minutes without any marketing or advertising and in Germany, Cinemaxx, one of the largest cinema chains reported that the special had been the fastest non-movie pre-sale in their history.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rldOiP9TLpQ


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Post by: Gregzs on December 05, 2013, 08:17:37 PM
http://www.empireonline.com/news/story.asp?NID=39552

Production Officially Postponed On Fast & Furious 7
And Universal releases a Paul Walker tribute

Following the shocking death of Paul Walker last weekend it was widely assumed that a lengthy hiatus in the production of Fast & Furious 7 would be necessary, while all involved emotionally processed the tragedy and figured out how to proceed. Universal have now formalised that decision in an official statement, confirming that, for the time being, Fast & Furious 7 has been shut down.

"Right now, all of us at Universal are dedicated to providing support to Paul’s immediate family and our extended Fast & Furious family of cast, crew and filmmakers," reads the missive. "At this time we feel it is our responsibility to shut down production on Fast & Furious 7 for a period of time so we can assess all options available to move forward with the franchise. We are committed to keeping Fast & Furious fans informed, and we will provide further information to them when we have it. Until then, we know they join us in mourning the passing of our dear friend Paul Walker."

The shoot, it seems certain, will not be back underway until the new year, and it would seem impossible for the film now to make its previously-announced release date of July 2014. Roughly half of F&F7's location shooting had been completed in Atlanta, but clearly much was left to do, including a sizeable portion in the Middle East. Walker's scenes were incomplete, necessitating either drastic re-writing or possible re-casting. Some have even suggested that the film will be started over from scratch, although all such details remain rumour and speculation.

Beyond the seventh installment, it seems that Universal currently has no intention of abandoning the $2.4bn franchise, although those decisions too seem premature.

In the meantime, Universal has announced that a percentage of the profits from home-media sales of Fast & Furious 6 will be donated to Walker's charity Reach Out Worldwide. Walker founded the organisation in 2010 following the earthquake in Haiti. It comprises a network of first-response professionals who can be shipped in to augment local expertise to accelerate relief efforts following natural disasters.

"With the passing of Paul, the world has lost a man who spent a great deal of his life in service to others," explained Universal's chairman Donna Langley. "We keep Paul’s memory alive and honor his legacy through continued support of Reach Out WorldWide, the non-profit he founded to give hope to those who must rebuild.”

Universal have also released a video tribute for Paul Walker, which you can check out below.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8UCI7r1Aqw


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Post by: Gregzs on December 07, 2013, 03:04:46 AM
Matt Smith on stage again: Patrick Bateman in American Psycho (musical)

http://www.almeida.co.uk/event/americanpsycho

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Post by: Gregzs on December 12, 2013, 01:08:23 AM
http://laughingsquid.com/every-doctor-from-doctor-who-drawn-in-the-cutesy-style-of-the-powerpuff-girls/

Graphic designer Lumos5001 illustrated every version of the Doctor from Doctor Who — including the upcoming Twelfth Doctor played by Peter Capaldi and the War Doctor, John Hurt — in the cutesy style of The Powerpuff Girls.

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Post by: Gregzs on December 12, 2013, 01:13:43 AM
DOCTOR WHO Christmas 2013 Trailer: THE TIME OF THE DOCTOR

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7GhY-ds2Kfk


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Post by: Gregzs on December 12, 2013, 02:51:39 AM
http://www.empireonline.com/news/story.asp?NID=39593

Beverly Hills Cop 4 Back On Track
Bruckheimer makes new deal with Paramount

While we're on the subject of belated action comedy sequels (http://"http://www.empireonline.com/news/story.asp?NID=39592"), there's a new/old game afoot at Paramount. Recently cut loose from his erstwhile home at Disney, super-producer Jerry Bruckheimer has rocked up to a new deal at Paramount. First among his first-looks is the long-gestating fourth Beverly Hills Cop movie. Eddie Murphy has already signed on to return to his signature role as Axel Foley, and Brett Ratner - who's been on board since at least 2008 - is attached to direct.

Last we heard, Beverly Hills Cop was being retooled as a TV series, under the aegis of The Shield's Shawn Ryan. Barry Sonnenfeld directed a pilot that starred Brandon T. Jackson as Foley's son, with Murphy cameoing to hand over the reins and Kevin Pollak as a Beverly Hills PD lawyer. CBS declined to pick it up for a series, however. Jackson claimed it was because the show was "too edgy" for them.

So we're back once again to the plan for a fourth movie, which Deadline report will see Axel returning to his roots in Detroit (which would seem like it might cause title issues, if Beverly Hills doesn't actualy feature).

Ratner was writing the screenplay himself back in the days before the TV detour, so whether we're now talking about exactly that same project revived is unclear.

The big difference from the previous incarnation is Bruckheimer himself, who was not involved in 2008, but will presumably now be keeping a keen eye on the property that provided the Bruckheimer/Simpson partnership one of their biggest early hits.

Bruckheimer's arrival at Paramount has also shaken up the dormant Top Gun sequel, of which little has been heard since the sad death of Tony Scott last year. Tom Cruise had been discussing it with Scott, and therefore at that point was not obviously averse to more Maverick. Now? We'll see...

"Jerry Bruckheimer is one of the most creative and prolific producers in motion picture history,” said Paramount Pictures chairman and CEO Brad Grey in a prepared statement. “His signature style has attracted huge global audiences and we are thrilled to have him back in the Paramount family.”

The next released movie to bear his fingerprints will be Scott Derrickson's cop horror Beware The Night, out in the UK on August 22 next year.


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Post by: Gregzs on December 18, 2013, 11:26:28 PM
6 days left

DOCTOR WHO: Farewell to MATT SMITH - All New Special Dec 25

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-RwVwucKQg


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Post by: Gregzs on December 18, 2013, 11:38:37 PM
Extended Doctor Who THE TIME OF THE DOCTOR Trailer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IlN-SPx1zAg


Title: Re: Miscellaneous Entertainment
Post by: Gregzs on December 24, 2013, 07:39:53 PM
Julia Lepetit of Dorkly has created “The 12 Days of Doctor Who,” a fun version of “The Twelve Days of Christmas” filled with friends and enemies from Doctor Who. Visit Dorkly to read the comic in its entirety, and be sure to mouse over each panel for a festive surprise.

http://www.dorkly.com/comic/57621/the-12-days-of-doctor-who

(http://1.media.dorkly.cvcdn.com/26/79/ac3662f1ca945f5d6c06c716fa400f5b.jpg)


Title: Re: Miscellaneous Entertainment
Post by: Gregzs on December 24, 2013, 07:48:54 PM
TheFlixx took Richard Swarbrick’s amazing “50 Years in Time and Space” Doctor Who animation and added “Take on Me” by A-ha because of the animation’s resemblance to the song’s sketchy music video. It fits perfectly, transforming the haunting animation into upbeat fun with the power of 80s synthpop.

http://laughingsquid.com/amazing-doctor-who-animation-mashed-up-with-the-song-take-on-me-by-a-ha/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpVUCv6q5Lg


Title: Re: Miscellaneous Entertainment
Post by: Gregzs on December 26, 2013, 10:44:00 PM
*SPOILERS* Behind the scenes: The Time of the Doctor & Matt Smith's regeneration - Doctor Who - BBC

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JgE1dkJanEc


Title: Re: Miscellaneous Entertainment
Post by: Gregzs on December 26, 2013, 10:53:00 PM
The Eleventh Doctor Regenerates... The Twelfth Doctor Appears! - Doctor Who: Christmas Special - BBC

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BehwuPQm16A


Title: Re: Miscellaneous Entertainment
Post by: Gregzs on January 13, 2014, 09:08:57 PM
http://www.empireonline.com/news/story.asp?NID=38895

NBC Planning Constantine As A TV Series
David Goyer and Daniel Cerone writing pilot

While DC has so far struggled to make a big-screen impact beyond Superman and Batman, it's consistently had more success with episodic television. Smallville (Superman) gave way to Arrow (Green Arrow), which is soon to be joined by The Flash and the pre-Batman Gotham, about Commissioner Gordon and the Gotham PD. Now NBC are getting in on the action, developing a series based on John Constantine, star of DC/Vertigo's Hellblazer series. David S. Goyer (who else?) is writing the pilot, with Mentalist exec-producer Daniel Cerone.

John Constantine, the cynical, manipulative, trenchcoated, chain-smoking urban magician, was created by the legendary Alan Moore in 1985, as a supporting character in his famous Swamp Thing run. It was Swamp Thing's title, but the scene-stealing Constantine immediately became the story's engine, installing himself essentially as Swamp Thing's manager in an arc involving the Brujeria: a black magic chaos cult who had quietly taken over the world and were next intent on the destruction of Heaven.

Constantine grew to the extent that he was given his own series in 1988 (initially to be called Hellraiser until a certain Clive Barker film forced a re-think). With Moore disinclined to write it himself, the job fell to fellow Northampton resident Jamie Delano, whose lengthy run was followed by sterling work from Garth Ennis, Paul Jenkins, Warren Ellis, Brian Azzarello, Mike Carey, Denise Mina, Andy Diggle and Pete Milligan (among many others, including Neil Gaiman). After 25 years, post DC's New 52 re-jig, Hellblazer was retired last February at issue 300, and Constantine was folded into regular DC continuity, both in his own more mainstream series, and as part of the Justice League Dark.

There was, of course, a Constantine film in 2005, which got some things right, but re-cast the Liverpudlian Sting-lookalike Constantine as Keanu Reeves, turned his taxi-driving compatriot Chas into a teen sidekick (Shia LaBeouf), gave him a crucifix-shotgun and had him pack in the gaspers. A television series then, has every opportunity to do the thing properly - even if somewhere like HBO would seem a better home for sweary fights with demons than primetime NBC. There's also scope for appearances by other characters in the DC pantheon: Swamp Thing, obviously, but Constantine has also encountered Shade, Sandman, Animal Man, Zatanna, The Phantom Stranger and various others (including Batman).

Where this leaves Guillermo Del Toro's own mooted Justice League Dark project is unclear, although given that DC's TV and film projects have hitherto not interconnected, it's possible a movie and a show could exist independently, side-by-side. What we do know is that Goyer and Cerone have a "script plus penalty" deal, which means they get paid for the script, plus more if the show doesn't go into production. That means it's often more economical for a studio to actually make a show than not make it. So the signs are good for Constantine to at least reach the pilot stage. We'll keep you posted.

https://www.nerdist.com/2014/01/warner-bros-greenlights-david-goyers-constantine-pilot/

Warner Bros. Greenlights David Goyer’s CONSTANTINE Pilot

Everything’s coming up Milhouse Warner Bros. and DC Comics! Not only did Fox announce that they’re taking Gotham to series, but NBC has also confirmed that they are greenlighting the Constantine pilot from David S. Goyer (Man of Steel) and Daniel Cerone (The Mentalist). We first reported on Constantine back in September, but now DC’s resident unsavory supernatural detective will be making the leap from pitch to pilot. Created back in 1985 as a supporting character in Swamp Thing, Constantine has gone on to be one of the most beloved anti-heroes in the DC Universe, thanks in no small part to his delightful blend of hard drinking, supernatural mystery, and being an all around bastard.

Although John Constantine is a newcomer to TV, he was portrayed on the big screen back in 2005′s Constantine by none other than Keanu Reeves, which was decidedly at odds with Constantine’s background as a blond haired, blue-eyed Brit. Fun fact: Sting actually served as the visual inspiration for creating Constantine. Given that Constantine is rumored to feature heavily in Guillermo del Toro’s rumored Justice League Dark film, introducing the general public to the character via a serialized drama is a smart move by Warner Bros. and DC. Here’s hoping that NBC is willing to let them bring the kind of insanity to TV screens that Garth Ennis and Brian Azzarello brought to the comic’s pages.


Title: Re: Miscellaneous Entertainment
Post by: Gregzs on January 13, 2014, 10:11:34 PM
https://www.nerdist.com/2014/01/love-and-time-travel-abound-in-the-outlander-trailer/

Love and Time Travel Abound in the OUTLANDER Trailer

Finally, time travel-based romances and adventures are happening to women other than Emily Blunt and Rachel McAdams! In the first trailer for Starz’s Outlander from Battlestar Galactica impresario Ronald D. Moore, we get a taste of what Claire Randall (Caitriona Balfe) will be in for as she travels through back through time to war-torn Scotland. With moody music, doublets being unbuttoned, soldiers on the march, and breathy tones explaining that it may seem crazy but she totally traveled back in time, this looks like fish-out-of-water fun mixed with the addictive, serial melodrama that one can expect from a Ronald D. Moore joint.

The series, based on the Outlander novels by Diana Gabaldon, follows a 20th century nurse, Claire Randall, who gets transported back to mid-18th-century Highland, Scotland, a land ravaged by war. Starz has ordered sixteen episodes of the hour-long drama, and with seven novels under Gabaldon’s belt, there’s plenty of material to mine should the series succeed. And plenty of sex appeal too, as has become the norm for Starz series. At the recent TCA winter press tour, Gabaldon said, ”They sort of want to lick him,” in reference to Sam Heughan, who plays Highland hottie/main love interest James Fraser. So, consider investing in a microfiber cloth to wipe the saliva from your television screen when Outlander makes its debut later this year.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnaqypyJDHs


Title: Re: Miscellaneous Entertainment
Post by: Gregzs on January 16, 2014, 10:22:32 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-25762006

Roger Lloyd Pack, star of Only Fools and Horses, dies aged 69

Roger Lloyd Pack, the British actor known to millions as slow-witted roadsweeper Trigger in BBC sitcom Only Fools and Horses, has died aged 69.

Well-known for his rubbery face and lugubrious delivery, he also appeared as Owen Newitt in The Vicar of Dibley.

Born in north London in 1944, he was the son of actor Charles Lloyd Pack and the father of actress Emily Lloyd.

His agent, Maureen Vincent, said he had pancreatic cancer and "died at home surrounded by his family".

Sir David Jason spoke of his sadness at the news, calling his co-star "a very quiet, kind and unassuming actor who was a pleasure to work with".

"Although he played the simple soul of Trigger in Only Fools and Horses, he was a very intelligent man and a very fine actor capable of many roles," continued the actor, who played Derek 'Del Boy' Trotter in the show.

"I shall remember him with fondness and for all the good times we had together."

Nicholas Lyndhurst, who played Del Boy's younger brother Rodney, said he was "so saddened to hear about Roger".

"He was the most accomplished actor and loved by millions. I will miss him greatly."

A versatile character actor who was at home with both comedy and drama, Lloyd Pack studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (Rada) before making his stage debut in Northampton.

After appearances in The Avengers and other TV shows, his screen debut came in 1968 when he played a small part in The Magus.

His breakthrough came in 1981 when he was cast as Colin 'Trigger' Ball, the dim but amiable roadsweeper who always called Lyndhurst's character "Dave".

"If it's a girl they're calling her Sigourney after an actress," he said of Del Boy's child-to-be. "And if it's a boy they're naming him Rodney, after Dave."

Lloyd Pack was the only actor, apart from Lyndhurst and Jason, to appear in both the first and last episode of the much-loved sitcom.

Its success would lead the actor to call his role "both a blessing and a curse" and express bemusement about his popularity with audiences.

'It's extraordinary to me as an actor to find oneself in a sitcom that's been successful and goes on being successful," he said. "I can't go anywhere without anyone going on about it."

His last appearance as Trigger came in the show's 2003 Christmas special. The BBC had hoped he would make an appearance in the sketch show later this year for Sport Relief, but he was too unwell.

In recent years he was seen at the Shakespeare's Globe, appearing alongside Mark Rylance and Stephen Fry in its production of Richard III and Twelfth Night.

A committed socialist, he campaigned for nuclear disarmament and was a supporter of Left Unity, a recently formed "radical political party of the left".

John Challis, who appeared as Boycie in Only Fools, said the news was "very sad and very distressing" and that Lloyd Pack was "irreplaceable".

"My thoughts are with his family," said the actor. "He was a remarkable man and he'll be missed."

Father Ted creator Graham Linehan was among others to pay tribute, saying it was "very sad news".

"Trigger was an ancestor to Father Dougal and I'm glad I once had a chance to tell him so," he said on Twitter.

James Corden called him an "incredible actor and person", while Lord Sugar tweeted that Trigger had been "one of my favourite characters".

Shane Allen, the BBC's controller of comedy commissioning, said: "The nation bids a fond and sad farewell to one of the most popular television sitcom actors of his generation."

His death was also marked by CND, who marked his death by posting a picture of the actor campaigning against Trident, and by Tottenham Hotspur, the London football club he supported.

"We're saddened to learn of the death of Spurs fan Roger Lloyd Pack," it said in a tweet. "The Club extends our condolences to his friends and family."

(http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/72323000/jpg/_72323611_lloydpack_1990.jpg)


Title: Re: Miscellaneous Entertainment
Post by: Gregzs on January 16, 2014, 10:34:43 PM
http://xfinity.comcast.net/articles/entertainment-eonline/20140116/b500305/

Russell Johnson, The Professor on Gilligan's Island, Dead at 89

Sadly, another castaway has left the island for good.

Russell Johnson, best known for playing the brainy Professor on Gilligan's Island, has died, E! News confirms. He was 89 and the last surviving male star from the classic 1960s sitcom—which famously listed all of its characters in the more well-known version of its iconic opening theme song.

We're told that the actor died of natural causes Thursday at 5:21 a.m. at his home with wife Constance and daughter Kim by his side.

"He was a gentleman, very kind," Johnson's agent, Mike Eisenstadt, tells E! "He was very smart and very respectful. He was a nice, normal guy."

Johnson retired from acting in the 1990s but still made  Gilligan's Island-related appearances in more recent years.

The Pennsylvania-born actor worked regularly in TV and films for more than 40 years, appearing on the likes of  The Twilight Zone, Lassie,  The Lone Ranger and The Jeffersons. He was also on the big screen in the cult sci-fi classic  It Came From Outer Space and in a number of Westerns, including The Stand at Apache River and Tumbleweed.

But he will always be remembered as the coconut-radio-building Professor, the single-and-unconcerned heartthrob of the bunch, alongside Bob Denver, Alan Hale Jr., Jim Backus, Natalie Schafer, Tina Louise and Dawn Wells on Gilligan's Island.

"I've had people in the ensuing years say to me, 'If they did Gilligan's Island toda,y you'd all be living in the same tent.'  It's true. That innocence was kept and it worked," Johnson said in a 2004 interview for the Archive of American Television, discussing the standards the sitcom maintained in a time when Wells' Mary Ann wore plenty of crop tops but never actually showed her belly button and there was a constant conversation going over how much cleavage Louise's Ginger should actually flaunt.

About The Professor's comical obliviousness to Ginger, Mary Ann and various female guest stars' advances, Johnson said they definitely kept his character "asexual" on purpose.

"They didn't want anything going on in the show that had anything to do with sex, in the cast," he explained. "They kept him a guy who didn't really know what was going on. They brought Zsa Zsa Gabor in once for the show, and she makes a play for The Professor. She was all over him. And he's talking about [butterflies] and flora and fauna."

Married three times, Johnson is survived by his wife, actress Constance Dane, stepson Courtney Dane and daughter Kim from his second marriage. His son, David, died of AIDS in 1994, prompting Johnson's activism as a fund-raiser for AIDS research.


Title: Re: Miscellaneous Entertainment
Post by: Gregzs on January 19, 2014, 12:32:23 AM
http://laughingsquid.com/dave-madden-1931-2014-beleaguered-manager-reuben-kincaid-on-1970s-tv-series-the-partridge-family/

Dave Madden (1931-2014), Beleaguered Manager Reuben Kincaid on 1970s TV Series ‘The Partridge Family’

Dave Madden, best known for playing the beleaguered Reuben Kincaid, the manager for The Partridge Family, passed away on January 16, 2014 at age 82.

The Partridge Family, which ran on ABC from September 1970 to March 1974, revolved around a widowed mother and her five children who form a band. Towering and rumpled, Mr. Madden played Reuben Kincaid, the agent who managed the band and regularly clashed with its impish preteen bassist, played by Danny Bonaduce. — New York Times

Dave Madden talks about the show and his real life relationship with Danny Bonaduce in this interview with Just My Show, a retro pop culture podcast.

Prior to the Partridge Family, Dave Madden had been an ensemble player in Rowan & Martin’s Laugh In and after he an ongoing cast member of the television show Alice.

Rest in Peace Mr. Kincaid. You sure deserve it.

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Title: Re: Miscellaneous Entertainment
Post by: Gregzs on January 19, 2014, 02:12:07 AM
Imdb blog re: Under the Dome season 2 premiere date

http://www.imdb.com/tv/blog

This isn’t a spoiler or anything, but that weird dome over Chester’s Mill, Maine? It’s still there.

We’ll find out more about what’s going on “Under the Dome” when season two returns at 10pm Monday, June 30 on CBS. But those attending CBS’s portion the Television Critics Association’s Winter Press Tour were assured that new characters will be introduced, and two familiar residents of Chester’s Mill won’t survive the season premiere, which will be written by author Stephen King.

CBS announced the premiere dates for “Dome” and its new event series “Extant,” executive produced by Steven Spielberg and starring Oscar winner Halle Berry. “Extant” premieres at 9pm Wednesday, July 2.

“Extant” represents an intersection of Close Encounters of the Third Kind and A.I.: Artificial Intelligence: A presentation reel revealed Berry’s character to be an astronaut who spends a year in space and returns pregnant with an alien life form. Meanwhile on Earth, her scientist husband has been keeping the homefires burning with the help of…their android son. Yes, it seems the alien baby may be a threat to the artificial life of the couple’s robo-boy. “Extant”! Coming in July.

In addition to these primetime scheduling announcements, CBS also renewed its entire daytime line-up, including “Let’s Make a Deal,” “The Price is Right,”  “The Young and the Restless,” “The Bold and the Beautiful” and “The Talk”. The network also revealed that “Survivor” will return to the schedule at 8pm Wednesday, Feb. 26, and the next cycle of “The Amazing Race” debuts 8pm Sunday, Feb. 23.


Title: Re: Miscellaneous Entertainment
Post by: Gregzs on January 20, 2014, 01:06:52 AM
Filming began with Peter Capaldi a couple weeks ago for the Doctor Who series that will air sometime August-September. Airing on BBC America this Spring is Musketeers:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBjxfZgqvP8


Title: Re: Miscellaneous Entertainment
Post by: Gregzs on January 23, 2014, 05:13:07 PM
https://www.nerdist.com/2014/01/tnt-to-serve-as-the-new-home-of-transporter-the-series/

TNT To Serve As The New Home Of TRANSPORTER: THE SERIES

A couple years back, the Luc Besson produced and Jason Statham starring film The Transporter was adapted into a weekly television series starring Chris Vance. The series was a co-production across multiple territories including Canada, France and The U.S.. Cinemax, the current home of series including Strike Back and Banshee, was set to air the series stateside, but following multiple production delays due to a showrunner change and an injury sustained by Vance, the network opted to pass on the series.

Despite the setback, producers decided to push forward with a second season following a solid reception from other international territories, with production set to begin February 26th. Thanks to that decision, the U.S. market once again opened up for the series, which brings us to TNT picking up Transporter: The Series for broadcast in the fall of 2014.

The drama network has been on a roll of high-profile series in the last year, with orders for the Michael Bay produced The Last Ship and Sean Bean-starring Legends, in addition to already seeing ratings success with the Steven Spielberg alien drama, Falling Skies. It makes sense TNT would want to continue down the path of notability with an acquisition that’s been garnering many headlines in the last 12 months.

According to TNT’s head of programming Michael Wright from a press release on the acquisition, “The Transporter franchise is a proven winner embraced by movie and television viewers around the globe, and we’re proud that TNT will become the television home for fans in the United States. Transporter: The Series is a perfect addition to TNT’s lineup, as we continue to expand our reach with such action-packed dramas as our upcoming Legends and The Last Ship.”

The exact series premiere date of Transporter: The Series on TNT currently remains unknown.

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Title: Re: Miscellaneous Entertainment
Post by: Gregzs on January 23, 2014, 05:58:32 PM
WGN America - Salem - First Trailer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Phc6SaxiJ9M


Title: Re: Miscellaneous Entertainment
Post by: Gregzs on February 05, 2014, 02:38:42 AM
http://www.nerdist.com/2014/01/original-buffy-actor-to-pen-multi-issue-arc-for-season-10-comic/

Original BUFFY Actor To Pen Multi-Issue Arc for Season 10 Comic

We live in a world where, even if your favorite show is canceled or finishes its on-air run, it might just return via Kickstarter (hooray, Veronica Mars!), on another network, or even in a comic book series. Buffy the Vampire Slayer was one of those fan favorites that took on this tradition in 2007, four years after the series finished its seventh and final season, or, at least, its final televised season. Dark Horse Comics published Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8, The Long Way Home, which follows the Scoobies in their misadventures after the events of the show.

Über-fans of the Buffyverse have stuck with the ragtag group of supernatural characters for over a decade, through Seasons 8 and 9, and now, one of the gang is set to take on Buffy Season 10. At the Dark Horse panel at Wizard World Portland, Comics.Blog.fr reported that Nicholas Brendan, a/k/a Xander Harris, nerd extraordinaire, will be writing issues 3-5 of the upcoming season. Though Xander’s tenure on Buffy has seen some hilarious, iconic moments, this particular arc will feature his former Dark Master, Dracula.

Those who remember Dracula’s short-lived tenure on Buffy (Season 5, Episode 1: “Buffy vs. Dracula”) know that his interactions with Xander made for some Whedon-perfect dialogue. Take for example, this exchange:

Dracula: You will be emissary. My eyes and ears in daylight.

Xander: Your emissary….

Dracula: Serve me well. You will be rewarded. I will make you an immortal. A child of darkness that feeds on life itself… on blood.

Xander: Blood? Yes, yes! I will serve you, your Excellent Spookiness. Or Master. I’ll just stick with Master.

Dracula: You are strange and off-putting. Go now.

(http://www.nerdist.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Dracula.jpg)

After the events in Season 5, Xander reunited with his former Master in an arc of the Season 8 comics. And although Xander was forever sick of being everyone’s “butt monkey”, it appears as though he’ll find himself entangled with the Unholy Prince yet again.

Brendan’s not the first Buffy alum to work on the comics, though. Amber Benson and James Marsters have also lent their voices to the page. In fact, Marsters was also at Wizard World Portland discussing his own work on the new Spike graphic novel entitled Into the Light.

Writer Christos Gage and artist Rebekah Isaacs serve as the main creative team for Season 10, with Joss Whedon staying on as a creative consultant.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10 hits stands March 19th, 2014.


Title: Re: Miscellaneous Entertainment
Post by: Gregzs on February 05, 2014, 03:04:24 AM
http://www.nerdist.com/2014/01/doctor-who-peter-capaldis-costume-revealed/

DOCTOR WHO – Peter Capaldi’s Costume Revealed

We’ve only just said goodbye to Matt Smith and we’re still over half a year away from the first full episode featuring the Twelfth (or Fourteenth, depending on how pedantic you are) Doctor, Peter Capaldi, but we now have our first glimpse at what his costume will be and… it’s pretty awesome.

He’s wearing a dark blue Crombie coat with red lining (a bit like Jon Pertwee’s cape in his first season in 1970), blue trousers, blue vest, white shirt, and black Dr. Martens in a look created by costume designer Howard Burden.

From the official press release, here’s what Capaldi and executive producer Steven Moffat have to say about the outfit:

“He’s woven the future from the cloth of the past. Simple, stark, and back to basics. No frills, no scarf, no messing, just 100 per cent Rebel Time Lord.” While lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat added: “New Doctor, new era, and of course new clothes. Monsters of the universe, the vacation is over – Capaldi is suited and booted and coming to get you!”

Filming of the new Doctor’s first episode began earlier this month, and Moffat has promised us 12 or 13 uninterrupted weeks of Doctor Who, so it looks like Autumn will be all about Capaldi. I, for one, think if I were ever going to cosplay (which is very unlikely), this would be the one I’d do because, damn. Would you dress up as this Doctor?

(http://www.nerdist.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Costume.jpg)


Title: Re: Miscellaneous Entertainment
Post by: Gregzs on February 21, 2014, 10:17:22 PM
https://www.nerdist.com/2014/02/artist-paul-hanley-shows-us-the-infinite-doctor/

Artist Paul Hanley Shows Us ‘The Infinite Doctor’

We thought there were only 12 Doctors, but with the last few episodes of Doctor Who, we learned that there was a War and a Handy and that they counted as regenerations. How many more of them are there out in the ether? Luckily for us, the brilliant artist Paul Hanley has decided to include everybody in a piece he’s titled “The Infinite Doctor.” That’s right; all of the different faces (or voices) the Doctor has had since 1963. “Canonicity” be damned! It’s like a fun Where’s Waldo? page, but everybody is Waldo. Hanley’s included close-but-no-cigar Doctors like Richard E. Grant’s from Scream of the Shalka and the Dalek movie’s Peter Cushing, some audio Doctors like David Warner and Nicholas Briggs, and even some ones we’re still scratching our heads about like Michael Jayston’s Valeyard, Toby Jones’ Dream Lord, and Tom Baker’s Curator. He’s even included, quite prominently even, some of the Doctors from The Curse of Fatal Death, the Comic Relief sketch written by Steven Moffat in the ’90s.

I won’t list them all, but name the ones I missed below if you’d like! Some Morbius Doctors and stage play Doctors are in their too, just to be tricky. And why not show Paul Hanley some love, seeing as he’s the genius who took the time to do this great work in the first place?

(http://www.nerdist.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Infinite.jpg)


Title: Re: Miscellaneous Entertainment
Post by: Gregzs on February 24, 2014, 04:47:33 PM
https://www.nerdist.com/2014/02/new-character-to-join-doctor-who/

New Character to Join DOCTOR WHO

When Peter Capaldi’s escapades as the Twelfth Doctor (also known as the 14th incarnation of the Time Lord currently known as the Doctor… so confusing) kick off this fall, it won’t only be Jenna Coleman’s plucky Clara Oswald that he will deal with on a regular basis; a new character has been announced who will play a recurring role in the Doctor’s adventures.

BBC America revealed this morning that actor Samuel Anderson (The History Boys, Gavin and Stacey) will join the cast as the character of Danny Pink, a recurring character who also teaches at the Coal Hill School along with Clara. The Coal Hill School, you may well remember, is the place the Doctor’s granddaughter, Susan, was a student when her teachers Ian Chesterton and Barbara Wright became unwilling companions back in 1963.

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In the press release, Anderson (no relation) said, “I was so excited to join Doctor Who I wanted to jump and click my heels, but I was scared I might not come down before filming started! It’s a quintessential part of British culture and I can’t believe I’m part of it. It’s an honor to be able to work alongside Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman and I can’t wait to show people how my character becomes involved with such a fantastic duo!”

Executive Producer and Lead Writer Steven Moffat had his own traditionally-cryptic explanation for the character of Danny Pink: “For the fourth time in Doctor Who history, Coal Hill School is coming to the aid of the TARDIS. In 1963 teachers Ian Chesterton and Barbara Wright accompanied the First Doctor. These days it’s the turn of Jenna Coleman as Clara Oswald. And very soon now, Sam Anderson as Danny Pink will be entering the world of the Doctor. But how and why? Answers are coming later this year in Peter Capaldi’s first season of Doctor Who!”

I guess we’ll just have to wait and see how Danny Pink fits in to everything.


Title: Re: Miscellaneous Entertainment
Post by: Gregzs on February 24, 2014, 05:07:47 PM
http://www.empireonline.com/news/story.asp?NID=40252

New Farscape TV Movie In The Works?

A couple of intriguing stories involving Sydney-based writer Justin Monjo have just been picked up by the Australian site If. One involves a new HBO series for Peter Dinklage (which we'll get to separately), and the other is potentially exciting news for Farscape fans. Monjo - one of the original Farscape writing team - has revealed he's at work on the screenplay for a new Farscape TV movie, following on several years after finale The Peacekeeper Wars.

There are no direct quotes from Monjo in If's piece, but he's paraphrased as saying that the new feature would shoot in Australia (as did the original series, produced by Hallmark for the Nine Network). Here be spoilers. Plot-wise, it would pick up the child of John Crichton and Aeryn Sun, born after a complex pregnancy at the end of the Peacekeeper Wars mini-series. D'Argo Sun-Crichton, as he was named, will be 19 in the new film.

He's been in hiding out on Earth for most of his life, since he's the target of villainous aliens, but when he's finally discovered - manifesting latent "special powers" - he rejoins his parents for more adventuring. The stars are, after all, his playground...

Post-Peacekeeper Wars there was talk of a Farscape web-series, but it never materialised and eventually became the recent comics by Keith R.A. Candido. Tor.com are under the impression that these would remain canon, so future Farscape would be targeting an extremely hardcore Farscape fanbase who not only watched the show but continued to read about it afterwards.

We're not sure that's an entirely viable idea (given Farscape's original unceremonious dumping in the face of low ratings). Neither, to be honest, would we have necessarily wished for a new Farscape to focus on Crichton and Aeryn's super-kid. And finally, it's not actually clear from If's story whether this new movie is in active development or Monjo has simply written it on spec.



Title: Re: Miscellaneous Entertainment
Post by: Gregzs on February 27, 2014, 12:56:09 AM
https://www.nerdist.com/2014/02/get-your-first-snowy-look-at-fxs-fargo/

Get Your First Snowy Look At FX’s FARGO

There’s no denying it; Fargo, the 1996 crime-drama from Joel and Ethan Coen, is a classic. A few years ago, word popped up that FX was planning to adapt the film into a mini-series. Well, that happened, and now we can get our first look at the result:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uj5LRr2Zzy4

As is typical with initial FX trailers, there isn’t much to go on from this, just a snowy car and Billy Bob Thornton’s face. It does seem the show has captured the feel and tone of the Coen Brothers film perfectly, which is always a good sign (they’re serving as executive producers for the TV version).

According to the official synopsis of the series, “A drifter named Lorne Malvo (Thornton) arrives in small-town Minnesota and influences the population with his malice and violence, including put-upon insurance salesman Lester Nygaard (Martin Freeman).”

It’s currently unknown how much of the film’s storyline will be in the series, if any of it at all. As of now, this seems more like a really cool crime drama that just carries the Fargo name. Either way, it’s damn cool, and in the age of True Detective, this could end up being something really special.

The series is being written by Noah Hawley and will premiere on FX this April.

UPDATE: Comedy duo Key & Peele have been announced to be joining the series for a 4-episode arc. The two will play FBI partners Webb Pepper (Peele) and Bill Budge (Key). Reportedly, the arc will begin with the two having a “violent run in” with Thorton’s Malvo and will become focused on finding him again.


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Post by: Gregzs on March 03, 2014, 11:17:47 PM
https://www.nerdist.com/2014/03/stephen-king-promises-no-one-is-safe-in-season-two-of-under-the-dome/

Stephen King Promises No One Is Safe In Season Two of UNDER THE DOME

One of the most successful series of last year, CBS’ adaptation of the Stephen King novel Under The Dome is starting production on its second season, and the network is offering up a treat for viewers.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVNCz6DePAQ

While the announcement of a second season was originally met with speculation, as the initial plan was for the series to be a limited event, it seems the current intention is to go all out in season two. The fact that King himself will be writing the premiere script of the Brian K. Vaughan adaptation is a good sign the team behind the series just wants to give fans what they want.

As for King’s computer… sometimes you just gotta love that guy’s sense of humor. But let’s be honest for a moment, if you could tweet with a typewriter, you would.

Season two is scheduled to start with King’s episode on CBS June 30th. Pull the lever, Junior….


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Post by: Gregzs on March 06, 2014, 09:41:15 PM
http://m.deadline.com/2014/02/redshirts-novel-tv-series-fx/

FX Adapting Sci-Fi Novel ‘Redshirts’ As Limited Series

XCLUSIVE: John Scalzi’s 2012 comedic sci-fi novel Redshirts is headed to the small screen. FX has teamed with veteran feature producer Jon Shestack (Dan In Real Life) and producer-director Ken Kwapis (Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants) and his partner Alexandra Beattie to develop a limited series based on the book, which won the 2013 Hugo Award. Search is underway for writers to pen the adaption, with Kwapis set to direct the opening episode. He, Shestack and Beattie executive produce.

Set in the 25th century, Redshirts follows the adventures of five new recruits on the Starship Intrepid who come to realize that the ship’s crewmembers are dying at an alarming rate. Their investigation leads to the mind-bending discovery that a science fiction television show, produced in the early 21st century, has somehow “intruded” upon their reality and “warped” it. In other words, the lives of the crew are following the course of a television narrative over which they have no control. “Redshirts is a madcap, hyper-meta tale,” Shestack said. Added Kwapis, “If Jorge Luis Borges had been a staff writer on the original Star Trek, he would no doubt have concocted a story like Redshirts.”

Most recently Kwapis and Beattie, under their In Cahoots banner, developed the Showtime comedy Happyish, which received a series order last month but has been put on hold in light of the tragic death of star Philip Seymour Hoffman. The company, repped by UTA and Code Entertainment, previously produced Outsourced for NBC. Shestack, repped by Alan Grodin, currently is developing the novel Carter Beats The Devil at Warner Bros, with Phil Lord and Chris Miller directing. Scalzi is represented by Joel Gotler of IPG. FX has been at the forefront of the current longform resurgence with a slew of limited/event series projects. Its first such series, Fargo, premieres April 15


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Post by: Gregzs on March 10, 2014, 10:20:40 PM
http://www.nerdist.com/2014/03/vince-gilligans-battle-creek-finds-its-lead/

Vince Gilligan’s BATTLE CREEK Finds Its Lead

When last we heard, the upcoming Vince Gilligan created/David Shore run CBS drama, Battle Creek, had found its director in the form of X-Men: Days of Future Past’s Bryan Singer. The choice made sense as Singer had previously directed the pilot of Shore’s last hit series, House. But today’s new on who will lead the drama comes will a much less sense of explanation, and a more heightened sense of curiosity.

According to Deadline, Transformers star Josh Duhamel will play FBI agent Milton Chamberlain opposite Dean Winters as Detective Russ Agnew. The series will follow the two as they work to clean-up “the semi-mean streets of Battle Creek” despite having different world views. “Duhamel’s Milton is a clean-cut FBI agent; a sincere, humble, even naive guy who heads from Detroit to Battle Creek to set up a satellite FBI office.”

So there you have it, and actually, it’s not that bad. Say what you will about Transformers, but when it comes to TV, Duhamel can bring the goods. He was by far the most entertaining part of his last series regular role, Danny McCoy on Las Vegas. There should be no doubt that Duhamel is capable of pulling this off, and with Dean Winters and Kal Penn by his side, the one screen talent on this direct-to-series drama is shaping up to be just as good as the off-screen group.


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Post by: Gregzs on March 13, 2014, 11:40:34 PM
http://www.nerdist.com/2014/03/meet-ms-delphox-keeley-hawes-to-guest-on-season-8-of-doctor-who/

Meet Ms. Delphox: Keeley Hawes to Guest on Season 8 of DOCTOR WHO

More casting news from the Doctor Who world! Less than a month after the announcement of Samuel Anderson’s casting as the mysterious Danny Pink comes the news of another character. Actress Keeley Hawes, of MI-5, Ashes to Ashes, Line of Duty, and the 2010-12 remake of Upstairs Downstairs, has been cast as a one-off character in the fifth episode of Season 8. Hawes will play the mysterious Ms. Delphox, “a powerful out of this world character with a dark secret” whom the Twelfth Doctor and Clara Oswald will come across when they arrive on a “strange and puzzling planet.”

The episode’s title hasn’t been released yet, but it’s been written by Steve Thompson (also of Sherlock) and directed by Douglas Mackinnon.

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Of her role on the show, Hawes said, “I am delighted to join Doctor Who and to be working with this incredible team. Ms Delphox is a great character and someone I’ve had a lot of fun playing.”

And Steven Moffat, of head writer fame, added, “Anyone watching Jed Mercurio’s amazing Line of Duty will know that Keeley Hawes is having one hell of year. And now it’s about to get even better as she achieves the greatest villainy yet attempted on Doctor Who: she plays a banker.”

A banker? She does look like a banker, I suppose. She also kind of looks like Madame Kovarian from Series 6. A little bit. I truly have no idea what the episode will be about with a character description like that, but I’m very intrigued. Hawes has been excellent in everything I’ve seen her in, especially 2008′s Ashes to Ashes.


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Post by: Gregzs on March 13, 2014, 11:49:00 PM
http://www.nerdist.com/2014/03/meet-orphan-blacks-new-clone-jennifer-fitzsimmons-plus-new-season-2-photos/

Meet ORPHAN BLACK’s New Clone, Jennifer Fitzsimmons… Plus New Season 2 Photos

You know what they say: mo’ clones, mo’ problems. By the looks of the latest clone to join the pack, those problems are serious. Meet Jennifer Fitzsimmons, the latest clone to join the sisterhood like no other on BBC America’s Orphan Black. And if you couldn’t tell by the major hair loss on display below, she is very sick with the same disease that’s causing Cosima such duress.

Yikes. A 28-year old teacher and swim coach, “Jennifer is a bright-eyed Midwestern pure of heart girl,” according to one of the show’s co-creators, Graeme Manson. But, as other co-creator John Fawcett explains, Jennifer was naïve, “she didn’t know she was a clone, and was being monitored by her boyfriend. She gets sick, and with a kind of the version of the illness that Katja had. And of course, a version of the illness that Cosima has. Just that discovery alone is the kind of discovery that shakes Cosima. It really rattles her.”

Lucky for those hoping to learn more, there’s also a series of video diaries you can watch to introduce you to Ms. Fitzsimmons:

(http://www.nerdist.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/jenniferfitzsimmons.jpg)

Anyone else have a case of the shudders? What has transpired between her, Dr. Leekie, and DYAD group for her to end up this way? Is her sickness really incurable or is something far more nefarious going on here? We have SO many questions. Guess we’ll have to wait until April 19th to have them answered.

We’re just over a month away from the second season of the series, but it’s a far different scenario from when season one debuted a year ago. With the cult-like status its garnered in such a short amount of time — especially among folks who write about TV — the show teamed up with Entertainment Weekly to make the grand unveiling. They also have several photos from the upcoming season that you can check out in a gallery.


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Post by: Gregzs on March 19, 2014, 05:07:35 PM
http://www.nerdist.com/2014/03/ghostbusters-sequel-to-start-production-in-early-2015/

GHOSTBUSTERS Sequel To Start Production In Early 2015

Could this actually be happening this time? Depite probably knowing better, Sony is moving forward with Ghostbusters III after all, and is eyeing an early 2015 start date for production. One thing that it won’t have on board this time is Ivan Reitman, who directed the original Ghostbusters thirty years ago as well as its sequel in 1989. Speaking with Deadline, Reitman said he just didn’t feel right continuing with the recent death of his friend, Harold Ramis, who played Egon Spengler. “When I came back from Harold’s funeral, it was really moving and it made me think about a lot of things. I’d just finished directing Draft Day, which I’m really happy with and proud of. Working on a film that is smaller and more dramatic was so much fun and satisfying. I just finally met with Amy and Doug Belgrad when I got back. I said I’d been thinking about it for weeks, that I’d rather just produce this Ghostbusters. I told them I thought I could help but let’s find a really good director and make it with him. So that’s what we’ve agreed will happen. I didn’t want all kinds of speculation about what happened with me, that is the real story.”

This is a good news/bad news kind of scenario. The good news is that Reitman seems to know and understand that proceeding on a straightforward Ghostbusters III without the late Harold Ramis or the reportedly uncooperative Bill Murray is really kind of pointless. It’s pretty much time for what’s left of the original players to all move on in anything but an advisory/cameo type capacity. The original Ghostbusters was lightning in a bottle, one of the best comedies ever made, and one they couldn’t even come close to topping when they went for round two a few years later. So what’s the good news? Well, this will be less a Ghostbusters III and more a Ghostbusters reboot, a brand extension, and a way to keep those Ghostbusters logo t-shirts selling at Target. Which means if it sucks, it won’t be as embarrassing as seeing geriatric Dan Aykroyd and Ernie Hudson running around New York with heavy proton packs on their backs. And if by some miracle it’s good? You’ve saved a series where, as Dr. Venkman pointed out in the original movie, “The franchise rights alone will make us wealthy beyond your wildest dreams.”  That revival hasn’t happened yet, but you know Sony really wants it to.


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Post by: Gregzs on March 20, 2014, 07:17:50 PM
http://www.nerdist.com/2014/03/watch-the-first-english-dub-clip-of-attack-on-titan/

Watch the First English Dub Clip of ATTACK ON TITAN

Strap on your 3D maneuver gear and prepare for the sweet strains of Linked Horizon’s “Guren no Yumiya”, because the first English-language dub clip of Attack on Titan is here at long last. While many diehard anime fans, myself included, have already seen episodes of the massively popular apocalyptic anime series, it hasn’t actually received an official US release yet. Until now, that is. This weekend at Anime Boston (March 21-23), FUNimation will premiere the dub during their panel and, just in case you weren’t in enough suspense, they will be keeping the identity of who will voice series protagonist Eren Jaeger a secret until then. In the meantime, they’ve offered up this first clip of the English dub to give you a taste of the colossal madness you’ll be in for.

Here’s the official synopsis:

When the man-eating giants called Titans first appeared, humans retreated behind massive walls. After a hundred years of safety, a colossal-sized Titan smashes through the defenses, unleashing a flood of giants and carnage in the streets. Eren Jaeger watches helplessly as one of the creatures devours his mother.

He vows to kill every Titan walking the earth.

Eren and his surviving friends enlist to fight against the insatiable monsters. The future looks bleak, but there’s more to Eren than meets the eye: he may be humanity’s last hope against extinction. From the director of Death Note and High School of the Dead comes the series Anime News Network calls “an intense, visceral, and graphic thrill ride.” The Titans have come to feast. Anything can happen. No one is safe.

And in case you’re already super onboard, FUNimation is selling a collector’s edition Blu-ray and DVD exclusively in its online shop. The special set is scheduled to ship on June 3, 2014

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwbJOSm4SUs


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Post by: Gregzs on March 21, 2014, 01:18:23 PM
http://xfinity.comcast.net/articles/entertainment-eonline/20140321/b523617/

White Collar Canceled? USA Series Reportedly Ending With Six-Episode Final Season

It's the end of an era: White Collar is reportedly coming to an end. According to Deadline , the Matt Bomer/ Tim DeKay USA series will wrap up with a final season of six episodes. Please take a moment and realize what kind of impact losing Bomer's blue eyes from your TV screens will have on your daily life.

Season five of the popular series ended with a cliffhanger that saw Neal Caffery (Bomer) abducted. Deadline reports the talks between USA and Fox TV Studios went between a full season and a miniseries/movie to wrap up the show, with a six-episode season likely being the agreement.

A rep for USA could not confirm Deadline's report.

White Collar also stars Tiffani Thiessen, Willie Garson, Hilarie Burton, Sharif Atkins and Marsha Thomason.

A proper ending for White Collar fits the mold for USA. The network allowed for proper sendoffs for Monk, Burn Notice and In Plain Sight, with Psych's series finale right around the corner. The network just launched new comedy Sirens from Denis Leary, reality show Chrisley Knows Best and has half-hour comedy Playing House from Lennon Parham and Jessica St. Clair in the wings for April.

Bomer has taken on big screen roles as of late with Magic Mike, Winter's Tale and Space Station 76. Next up: HBO's The Normal Heart opposite Mark Ruffalo and Julia Roberts.



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Post by: Gregzs on March 23, 2014, 02:43:05 PM
http://xfinity.comcast.net/articles/entertainment-eonline/20140323/b524112/

James Rebhorn, Homeland Actor, Dies at 65

James Rebhorn, who played the father of CIA officer Carrie Mathison ( Claire Danes) on Homeland, has died after a long battle with melanoma, his agent Dianne Busch confirmed to E! News. He was 65 and passed away at his home on Friday, March 21.

"He had been diagnosed in 1992 but fought it and continued to work as an actor," Busch added in a statement. "He had been at home receiving hospice care for the last two weeks. His family was with him. He will be greatly missed."

The veteran character actor's career spanned more than five decades and he appeared in more than one hundred television shows, films and stage productions.

His notable television credits include portraying Special Agent Reese Hughes on USA's White Collar and the district attorney who sent Jerry, Elaine, Kramer and George to jail on the series finale of Seinfeld in 1998.

TV viewers also saw Rebhorn in 30 Rock, Law & Order, The Good Wife, Enlightened, Boston Legal, Third Watch and The Book of Daniel.

The Philadelphia native's extensive film résumé includes Independence Day, My Cousin Vinny, Scent of a Woman, The Game, Meet the Parents and The Talented Mr. Ripley.

Per IMDB , he is survived by his wife Rebecca and their two daughters.


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Post by: Gregzs on March 26, 2014, 08:58:11 PM
http://www.nerdist.com/2014/03/tucker-dale-vs-evil-sequel-in-development/

TUCKER & DALE VS. EVIL Sequel in Development

Most instances of horror and comedy meshing as film genres come about when a horror movie is so campy, it’s laughable. Check most releases from The Asylum, for example. However, every once in awhile, there’s a Shaun of the Dead, Zombieland, and Tucker & Dale vs. Evil that pull off comedic horror in a non-ironic, very enjoyable way.

That’s why it’s great to hear Tucker & Dale vs. Evil‘s Alan Tudyk and Tyler Labine are developing a sequel. While at the HorrorHound weekend convention, Tudyk and Labine announced that work is underway on a follow-up, despite initial reports that there wasn’t going to be one.

Let’s hope it won’t be too long before there’s more hilarious mistaken-identity chainsaw-ridden carnage on the way from Tucker & Dale vs. Evil 2.

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Post by: Gregzs on March 27, 2014, 09:49:56 PM
http://www.nerdist.com/2014/03/tall-men-and-silver-balls-the-first-phantasm-v-teaser/

Tall Men and Silver Balls: the First PHANTASM V Teaser

It’s been 16 years since the alien and necrotic Tall Man darkened cinema’s doorways with his arched eyebrow and persistent bellows of “Booooooooy!” But you can’t keep a good horror monster man down, and neither, it seems, can you keep a filmmaker from revisiting his most famous creation. Yes, friend, it’s finally happened: Phantasm V: Ravager is on its way, and below is the very first teaser for the long-awaited(?) fifth installment in the popular offbeat franchise. Have a gander!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1wOobOGa4w

Details on the film are pretty sketchy at the moment (the film’s not even listed on IMDb), but it appears from the movie’s official website that writer-director Don Coscarelli is back at the helm of the film series that began 35 years ago and will reunite the stars of the original, A. Michael Baldwin, Reggie Bannister, and of course Angus Scrimm as the immortal Tall Man. It looks to be a lot Grindhouseier than the last several, which suits us just fine, seeing as everyone in the movie is not as spry as they used to be.

Coscarelli, you may also remember, directed Bubba Ho-Tep and John Dies at the End, two of the best cult horror films of the last decade, so we’re pretty confident this could be something cool.


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Post by: Gregzs on March 30, 2014, 02:42:39 PM
http://xfinity.comcast.net/articles/entertainment/20140330/EU--Britain-Obit-Kate.O_Mara/

Former 'Dynasty' star Kate O'Mara dies at age 74

LONDON (AP) — British actress Kate O'Mara, best known for her role in the 1980s soap opera "Dynasty," died Sunday at the age of 74, her agent said.

Phil Belfield said O'Mara died in a nursing home in southern England after a short illness.

The actress, who began her television career in the 1960s, became a household name for playing Cassandra "Caress" Morrell, sister to Joan Collins' Alexis Colby, in "Dynasty."

In Britain she is often remembered for her role in "Triangle" — a soap opera set aboard a North Sea ferry that is often cited as the worst piece of British television.

She also appeared in the original run of British series "Doctor Who" and BBC drama "Howards' Way." In the 1990s she starred in the comedy show "Absolutely Fabulous" with Joanna Lumley.

More recently she appeared in a 2012 stage adaptation of Agatha Christie's "Death on the Nile."

She is survived by her sister, actress Belinda Carroll.


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Post by: Gregzs on April 08, 2014, 11:17:11 AM
http://www.doctorwho.tv/whats-new/article/ben-miller-to-guest-star-in-new-series-of-doctor-who

Ben Miller to guest star in new series of Doctor Who

Ben Miller is set to guest star opposite Peter Capaldi when the new series of Doctor Who returns this autumn.

Commenting on his role, Ben Miller said: "As a committed Whovian I cannot believe my luck in joining the Twelfth Doctor for one of his inaugural adventures. My only worry is that they'll make me leave the set when I'm not filming."

Miller achieved fame as half of comedy duo Armstrong and Miller before success in dramas, including Primeval and more recently, as DI Richard Poole, the central character in the first two series of the BBC’s Death in Paradise.

Miller’s partner in comedy, Alexander Armstrong, appeared in Doctor Who’s 2011 Christmas Special, playing Reg Arwell, but it’s Miller’s first time on the show and he’ll be starring in an episode written by Mark Gatiss.

Steven Moffat, lead writer and executive producer, added: “Mark Gatiss has written us a storming villain for his new episode, and with Capaldi in the TARDIS, we knew we needed somebody special to send everybody behind the sofa. And quite frankly, it's about time Ben Miller was in Doctor Who!”

Other familiar faces confirmed to join Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman in the new series, which will tramsit later this year, include Tom Riley and Keeley Hawes.


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Post by: Gregzs on April 10, 2014, 07:54:30 PM
http://www.nerdist.com/2014/04/game-of-thrones-d-b-weiss-david-benioff-will-make-dirty-white-boys/

GAME OF THRONES’ D.B. Weiss & David Benioff Will Make DIRTY WHITE BOYS

David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, the helmers behind the HBO adaptation of Game of Thrones, apparently don’t have enough going on, what with a gangbuster season four premiere for the George R.R. Martin novel-turned-TV series less than a week ago and a cramazing (that’s crazy-amazing) two-season renewal order. Things are a bit slow for them… Which is probably why they’ve decided to tackle yet another project — this time a feature film they will write, direct, and produce as a duo called Dirty White Boys. And no, it’s not a biography of the men of House Lannister. In fact, it’s not about Westeros at all! Say what?

The 1995 Stephen Hunter novel is about three violent escaped convicts and the lawman attempting to track them down. Hunter’s work is no stranger to Hollywood: one of his other novels, Point Of Impact, later became the Mark Wahlberg flick Shooter.

According to Weiss, it was the characters that drew them to the project. “The characters are so well drawn, really charismatic and awful people, so flawed,” he stated. The novel’s first line, in particular, drew them in and made it impossible to put the book down.

(That line is the following, for those curious enough. But be warned — there’s racism ahoy! “Three men at McAlester State Penitentiary had larger penises than Lamar Pye, but all were black and therefore, by Lamar’s own figuring, hardly human at all.” Yiiiiikes.)

And it was that very line that forced their hand. “We’re sitting around bullshitting and we started talking about lines we were jealous of before it came around to the familiar topic of greatest opening lines in novels,” explained Benioff. “Our friend Scott Frank brought up the opening line of Dirty White Boys…. I’d never heard of [it] before… and it made me go out and buy the book… and just fell in love with it.”

The story focuses on Lamar Pyle, an Alpha Male leader of a trio of escaped convicts being tracked by Bud Pewtie, a state trooper, and the very bloody tear they go on across the southern United States (Sounds they they’d do well as players in the fantasy fantasy league).

Don’t get too excited just yet, though: Benioff and Weiss are deep into the post-production stages of Game of Thrones‘ 4th season and that — in addition to the two-season renewal — doesn’t leave room for a definitive timeline on the film. Weis and Benioff explained that the film is a project they’ll get to when they can.


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Post by: Gregzs on April 10, 2014, 08:04:30 PM
http://www.nerdist.com/2014/04/the-first-trailer-for-girl-meets-world-is-here/

The First Trailer For GIRL MEETS WORLD Is Here!

We’re excited for the new Boy Meets World sequel series, Girl Meets World. You’re excited for the new Boy Meets World sequel series, Girl Meets World. We’re all excited for the new Boy Meets World sequel series, Girl Meets World. Admit it, the thought of reuniting with a now all-grown-up Cory Matthews and Topanga Lawrence as they try and teach their daughter Riley the ways of the world makes you tingle just a little bit. Here’s the first trailer for the new series:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egGVgMiGdBY

Okay, that’s pretty much exactly what we were hoping for. A little charm, a little sass, all heart.

The series comes from original creator Michael Jacobs and, besides Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel as Cory and Topanga, will also feature the return of fan favorites William Daniels and Rider Strong as, respectively, George Feeny and Shawn Hunter in later episodes.

Girls Meets World premieres later this year on Disney Channel.


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Post by: Gregzs on April 11, 2014, 05:46:10 PM
http://www.nerdist.com/2014/04/jack-unleashes-hell-in-an-all-new-trailer-for-24-live-another-day/

Jack Unleashes Hell In An All New Trailer For 24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY

Yesterday, Fox took us behind-the-scenes of their highly anticipated limited-series event, 24: Live Another Day. That, along with all the various TV spots that have dropped recently, has turned the return of Jack Bauer into a global event as big as the next Spider-Man film, and today the network has released a full, 2 minute trailer of awesomeness for viewers:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8b3I1fDjN4

Yup, yup, yup, that’s it right there. That’s the Bauer we want. Intense, driven, man of principle, I don’t think people realized how much they missed the world’s top counter-terrorist agent. The line where Jack is told he is now the thing he’s sworn to protect the world against, a terrorist, it just gives you chills and should make for one hell of a ride.

24: Live Another Day premieres May 5th on FOX.


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Post by: Gregzs on April 14, 2014, 11:37:39 PM
http://laughingsquid.com/of-muppets-and-men-a-wonderfully-insightful-1980-documentary-about-the-muppet-show/

‘Of Muppets & Men’, A Wonderfully Insightful 1980 Documentary About ‘The Muppet Show’

Of Muppets And Men is a wonderful 52-minute documentary about the people who made The Muppet Show happen. Shot in 1980 during the show’s fifth season, the documentary took a look at the people who made the muppets, voiced the muppets, performed with the muppets and of course, the incredible vision of the late great muppet-master Jim Henson.


The documentary features appearances by Muppet Show performers Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Dave Goelz, Louise Gold, Richard Hunt, Jerry Nelson, Kathryn Mullen, Steve Whitmire, and Brian Muehl; writers Jerry Juhl, Don Hinkley, David Odell, and Chris Langham; director Peter Harris; producer David Lazer; and guest stars Roger Moore and Raquel Welch

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XoLg23_oJ-8


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Post by: Gregzs on April 15, 2014, 05:16:42 PM
http://xfinity.comcast.net/articles/entertainment-eonline/20140415/b532260/

Paul Walker's Brothers to Fill In for Late Actor in Some Fast & Furious 7 Scenes

Caleb and Cody Walker are joining the Fast & Furious family.

According to a message posted on the Fast & Furious 7 Facebook page , Paul Walker 's two brothers will fill in for the late actor in order to complete some of his unfinished scenes in the upcoming flick, which has finally resumed filming after Paul's death last year .

"The Fast & Furious saga is about family," reads the post. "The characters are connected by the bond of family, and it is how all of us who have worked together for more than thirteen years feel about each other. It certainly defines how we feel about our fans."

"Paul had already shot his dramatic scenes and most of his action for Fast & Furious 7, and it's among the strongest work of his career," it goes on. "We have resumed shooting and now welcome Paul's brothers, Caleb and Cody, into our Fast family. Caleb and Cody are helping us complete some remaining action for their brother and fill in small gaps left in production. Having them on set has made us all feel that Paul is with us too."

The message goes on to say that the franchise's seventh installment, and Paul's last, is "the most important we've ever done together. It will allow the character of Brian O'Conner to live on and let us celebrate Paul in his most defining role."

"We wanted to take a moment to speak to our fans directly and thank you for the love and support you always show us as we resume our work," the message concludes.

Fast & Furious 7 resumed filming just last month. The film is set to hit theaters Apr. 15, 2015.


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Post by: Gregzs on April 17, 2014, 07:36:01 PM
http://www.empireonline.com/news/story.asp?NID=40772

Star Trek Writers To Reboot Flash Gordon
Gordon's alive!

What do you mean, "Flash Gordon approaching?" Well, after some years of varying development hells, and a short-lived Sci-Fi Channel TV series in 2008, it looks as if the pulp space hero is in the initial stages of a journey back to the big screen. Their source is unclear, but the impetuous boys (and girl) at Film Divider believe that JD Payne and Patrick McKay, currently at work on the third modern Star Trek film, are also writing an ambitious new Flash Gordon adventure.

Flash Gordon made his debut in newspaper comic strips drawn by Alex Raymond in the 1930s, and was initially conceived explicitly as competition for the then very popular Buck Rogers. Gordon was a polo-playing Yale graduate who, with companions Dale Arden and Dr Hans Zarkov, initially headed into space to find the source of some meteors bombarding Earth. Their first encounter with Ming The Merciless - the alien gitface behind the meteors - would not be their last, and their continuing adventures on the planet Mongo would see them also encountering hawk-man Prince Vultan and the rulers of various jungle, ice and undersea kingdoms.

Gordon was immediately picked up for three Saturday morning film serials starring Buster Crabbe (also briefly Buck Rogers and Tarzan) between 1936 and 1940. Slightly more recently and perhaps most famously, of course, there was the 1980 movie camp-fest with the mad Queen soundtrack, starring Sam J. Jones as Gordon, Max Von Sydow as Ming, and a particularly mental Brian Blessed as Vultan.

Payne and McKay's connection to JJ Abrams' Bad Robot includes adapting the novel Boilerplate as well as their work on the Star Trek threequel, but whether Flash has a home there, or elsewhere, or is merely a spec script the pair have developed on their own is unclear at the moment. They also have action scripts Goliath and Deadliest Warrior floating in development at, respectively, Temple Hill and Paramount.

Their take on Flash Gordon is apparently (predictably) to rescue him from his current reputation as something stupid but much loved (see Sam Jones' recent turn in Ted), and restore his reputation as a more serious adventurer. He is, after all, the metallist man alive, come to save us all, with his constant thrash. Oh no, wait, that's Thrash Gordon. That's someone else.

The world didn't seem quite ready for John Carter. Are we up for a new Flash Gordon?


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Post by: Gregzs on April 20, 2014, 07:12:35 PM
http://www.empireonline.com/news/story.asp?NID=40252

New Farscape TV Movie In The Works?

A couple of intriguing stories involving Sydney-based writer Justin Monjo have just been picked up by the Australian site If. One involves a new HBO series for Peter Dinklage (which we'll get to separately), and the other is potentially exciting news for Farscape fans. Monjo - one of the original Farscape writing team - has revealed he's at work on the screenplay for a new Farscape TV movie, following on several years after finale The Peacekeeper Wars.

There are no direct quotes from Monjo in If's piece, but he's paraphrased as saying that the new feature would shoot in Australia (as did the original series, produced by Hallmark for the Nine Network). Here be spoilers. Plot-wise, it would pick up the child of John Crichton and Aeryn Sun, born after a complex pregnancy at the end of the Peacekeeper Wars mini-series. D'Argo Sun-Crichton, as he was named, will be 19 in the new film.

He's been in hiding out on Earth for most of his life, since he's the target of villainous aliens, but when he's finally discovered - manifesting latent "special powers" - he rejoins his parents for more adventuring. The stars are, after all, his playground...

Post-Peacekeeper Wars there was talk of a Farscape web-series, but it never materialised and eventually became the recent comics by Keith R.A. Candido. Tor.com are under the impression that these would remain canon, so future Farscape would be targeting an extremely hardcore Farscape fanbase who not only watched the show but continued to read about it afterwards.

We're not sure that's an entirely viable idea (given Farscape's original unceremonious dumping in the face of low ratings). Neither, to be honest, would we have necessarily wished for a new Farscape to focus on Crichton and Aeryn's super-kid. And finally, it's not actually clear from If's story whether this new movie is in active development or Monjo has simply written it on spec.




http://io9.com/the-farscape-movie-is-officially-happening-1565378107?utm_campaign=socialflow_io9_facebook&utm_source=io9_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow

The Farscape movie is officially happening.

Back in February we brought you news that a Farscape movie was supposedly in the works. Now Rockne O'Bannon, creator and showrunner of the original series, has confirmed that the movie is, in fact, happening.

Confirmation comes by way of TV.com:


Just a little bit of, maybe interesting, information to report. ;-p Texting me from WonderCon, a very good friend of mine (@PaulBurrows) just left the Showrunners Panel at [WonderCon]. A panel member, non other than Rockne O'Bannon, the co-creator ofWarehouse 13, Defiance, and Revolution... who was also Farscape's creator and showrunner - has indeed CONFIRMED a Farscape movie is happening.

SpoilerTV followed up with a quote from O'Bannon establishing Justin Monjo's involvement:

"Yeah, yeah it's the worst kept secret…We're far from production, but yeah, the first step is Justin [Monjo] working on a script for us. We'll keep our fingers crossed."

That's slightly different from what we heard back in February when the rumor was that Monjo had already written a script for the spinoff. Who knows what the actual status of that script is?

Here again is the summary of the reboot's reported plot, via Tor.com:


Set to follow the awesome comics written by our favorite Keith R.A. DeCandido, the film would follow John and Aeryn's son, D'Argo (or Little D, as we will always refer to him). Because their baby was exhibiting a set of interesting powers that made him a magnet for galactic villains, we find that John and Aeryn hide their son on Earth to grow up. Now the kid is 19 and ready to go into space with his parents.


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Post by: Gregzs on April 22, 2014, 10:00:23 PM
http://www.nerdist.com/2014/03/meet-orphan-blacks-new-clone-jennifer-fitzsimmons-plus-new-season-2-photos/

Meet ORPHAN BLACK’s New Clone, Jennifer Fitzsimmons… Plus New Season 2 Photos

You know what they say: mo’ clones, mo’ problems. By the looks of the latest clone to join the pack, those problems are serious. Meet Jennifer Fitzsimmons, the latest clone to join the sisterhood like no other on BBC America’s Orphan Black. And if you couldn’t tell by the major hair loss on display below, she is very sick with the same disease that’s causing Cosima such duress.

Yikes. A 28-year old teacher and swim coach, “Jennifer is a bright-eyed Midwestern pure of heart girl,” according to one of the show’s co-creators, Graeme Manson. But, as other co-creator John Fawcett explains, Jennifer was naïve, “she didn’t know she was a clone, and was being monitored by her boyfriend. She gets sick, and with a kind of the version of the illness that Katja had. And of course, a version of the illness that Cosima has. Just that discovery alone is the kind of discovery that shakes Cosima. It really rattles her.”

Lucky for those hoping to learn more, there’s also a series of video diaries you can watch to introduce you to Ms. Fitzsimmons:

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Anyone else have a case of the shudders? What has transpired between her, Dr. Leekie, and DYAD group for her to end up this way? Is her sickness really incurable or is something far more nefarious going on here? We have SO many questions. Guess we’ll have to wait until April 19th to have them answered.

We’re just over a month away from the second season of the series, but it’s a far different scenario from when season one debuted a year ago. With the cult-like status its garnered in such a short amount of time — especially among folks who write about TV — the show teamed up with Entertainment Weekly to make the grand unveiling. They also have several photos from the upcoming season that you can check out in a gallery.


http://www.nerdist.com/2014/04/there-are-3-free-ways-to-watch-orphan-blacks-season-2-premiere/

There are 3 Free Ways to Watch ORPHAN BLACK’s Season 2 Premiere

What the Dickens? BBC America really must love you Clone Clubbers and all future clone-lovers to be, because they’ve unleashed onto the world not one, not two, but three — count ‘em, 3! — totally free ways to watch the season two premiere of Orphan Black online. That’s right — you have pretty much no excuse at this point, people of the Internet, to get on board with the best new sci-fi show around.

Not only can you download “Nature Under Constraint and Vexed” on iTunes (where they also have several other free goodies for you to e-hoard), the series opener is also available to stream or download on Amazon Prime, in addition to the video that’s up on the BBC America website itself. The only way the network could’ve made this easier for you all is if they’d showed up at your house with the episode on a fancy silver platter. And lest you need any more convincing, we’ve included a sneak peek at the episode, below. Now get to stepping and join the sisterhood like no other, already.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xsscrZaXEQo


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Post by: Gregzs on April 24, 2014, 11:36:24 PM
http://www.nerdist.com/2014/04/cameras-have-rolled-on-live-action-goosebumps-movie-super-8s-ryan-lee-joins-the-cast/

Cameras Have Rolled on Live Action GOOSEBUMPS Movie, SUPER 8′s Ryan Lee Joins The Cast

Production has begun on the live action adaptation of R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps, and the feature film has added Super 8 star Ryan Lee to the cast.

Due out in the spring of 2016, Goosebumps features Jack Black as Stine himself and Dylan Minnette as Zach, the young man who moves in next door to him to the horror author. When Zach discovers that the monsters Stine has been writing about are actually real and have been set free by Goosebumps series favorite Slappy, the evil ventriloquist dummy, Stine, Zach and his friends are tasked with the job of putting the monsters back in the books.

Goosebumps, starring Jack Black, Dylan Minnette, Odeya Rush and Ryan Lee, is scheduled to be released in theaters March 23, 2016.


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Post by: Gregzs on April 24, 2014, 11:43:17 PM
http://www.nerdist.com/2014/04/friday-the-13th-television-series-on-its-way/

FRIDAY THE 13th Television Series On Its Way

Beloved hockey-masked mass murderer Jason Voorhees isn’t just coming back in a big screen reboot (or, as I prefer to call it, Friday the 13th Part 13), but it looks like he’ll be hacking and slashing his way through Camp Crystal Lake on a new weekly television series version of Friday the 13th. Deadline broke the story that Crystal Lake Entertainment have made a deal to create a new hour long drama series based upon the characters and settings of the classic  Friday The 13th franchise. Sean S. Cunningham, who directed the original 1980 movie, will come on board as executive producer, and in a statement said “Jason Voorhees is synonymous with the genre and we plan to build on this legacy with a provocative and compelling take that expands upon the storylines that have already thrilled millions worldwide.”

Bill Basso (Terminator) and Jordu Schell (Avatar) are writing the script, which is said to “re-imagine Jason in multiple time periods,” although the original Deadline article also states that the show’s setting will be contemporary, “focusing on the eclectic characters of Crystal Lake who are forced to confront the return of the killer, as new secrets about his wacky family are revealed.” So, modern day with lots of Lost-style flashbacks? Of the great horror franchises of the eighties like Halloween, A Nightmare on Elm Street and Hellraiser, Friday had maybe the thinnest of storylines, so I’d say the writers have their work cut out for them.

This isn’t the first time there’s been a show called Friday the 13th; back in the late eighties, Paramount (who holds the license) created a syndicated series also called Friday the 13th, which ran for three seasons from 1987-1990. The show had nothing to do whatsoever with the movie series, and focused on supernatural shenanigans and never once mentioned Jason Voorhees or Camp Crystal Lake. The excessive gory violence of the movie series could in no way have made it past television censors at the time. But we live in the Walking Dead era, where brutal killings of all sorts happen on a weekly basis on basic cable. The other appeal of the Friday movies was, of course, the excessive nudity, which is still a no-no on basic cable, so it remains to be seen how they’ll get around that little problem.


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Post by: Gregzs on April 25, 2014, 01:00:15 AM
http://www.nerdist.com/2014/04/the-adventures-of-brisco-county-jr-pilot-is-online/

THE ADVENTURES OF BRISCO COUNTY JR. Pilot is Online

Once upon a time, the guy who played Ash from the Evil Dead movies and Sho Nuff from The Last Dragon played cowboys and science adventurers in what would become one of the odder cult hits on Fox. That would be The Adventures of Brisco County Jr., whose single season across 27 episodes gave us Bruce Campbell as the titular wise-cracking bounty hunter on the trail of weird West criminals.

As it went on, the series got stranger and more cosmic, making its cancellation after its first season all the more unfortunate.

The pilot’s been online for about a month now, courtesy of YouTube user Jones Bob, offering a glimpse at what was so weird and interesting about the show. A lot of it is right there in the 93-minute pilot: Campbell nails the character early on, and his cantankerous rapport with fellow bounty hunter Lord Bowler (Julius Carry) feels easy and unforced.

Enjoy it, because we’ll never get another like it.

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Post by: Gregzs on April 25, 2014, 10:10:34 PM
http://www.imdb.com/news/ni57117703/

Netflix Sets August 1st Premiere for Fourth (and Final) Season of 'The Killing'

Netflix has announced that the final six episodes of "The Killing" will be available for streaming beginning on August 1st. Cancelled by AMC after just two seasons, Netflix negotiated the show's revival by teaming up with the cable network to bring it back for a third season in what Variety refers to as a "shared-window pact." Following the third season, AMC cancelled the show once again. This time, however, Netflix negotiated its own deal with Fox Television Studios for a fourth season. Veena Sud, who helmed "The Killing" when it first aired, has returned to the position of showrunner for its final season.


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Post by: Gregzs on April 28, 2014, 07:54:18 PM
http://www.nerdist.com/2014/04/hbo-puts-first-episode-of-last-week-tonight-with-john-oliver-on-youtube/

HBO Puts First Episode of LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER on YouTube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tCmriZSxxk


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Post by: Gregzs on April 29, 2014, 08:45:16 PM
http://www.nerdist.com/2014/04/starz-orders-blunt-talk-from-seth-macfarlane-starring-patrick-stewart/

Starz Orders BLUNT TALK from Seth MacFarlane starring Patrick Stewart

Starz just ordered 20 episodes of awesome with the new Seth MacFarlane/Jonathan Ames show Blunt Talk, starring Sir Patrick Stewart. The show will premiere in 2015.

MacFarlane, of Family Guy and Ted fame, voiced his excitement for the new show, saying, “I’m beyond thrilled to be working with Jonathan Ames and Sir Patrick Stewart. Jonathan’s creative talent is formidable, and his writing style is wholly original, hilarious, and provocative. And of course, Patrick Stewart is one of the greatest actors alive today. His skill and versatility are unmatched, and he will excel as the star of his own show. Thank you, Starz, for allowing us to bring Walter Blunt to life!”

Blunt Talk is the story of Walter Blunt (Stewart), a British journalist determined to make his mark on American news via his own cable news talk show. Unfortunately for Blunt, network executives and incompetent show staffers, as well as his less than perfect relationship with his ex-wives and children, provide additional challenges.

Chris Albrecht, the CEO of Starz, also demonstrated confidence in Blunt Talk, saying, “In the character of Walter Blunt, Seth, Jonathan and Patrick have found the alchemy that makes a borderline alcoholic, mad-genius-Brit the man you want fighting in America’s corner. Seth and Jonathan have struck the right balance between biting wit and outright absurdity in building this world, and we cannot wait for Patrick to breathe life into Walter.”

This sounds absolutely fantastic. I know I’m always a fan of Sir Patrick when he does comedy (Extras or Robin Hood: Men In Tights, anybody?) and can’t wait to see him take on the role of a cable news “journalist,” especially with Ames as showrunner and MacFarlane overseeing the project.


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Post by: Gregzs on April 29, 2014, 09:34:13 PM
http://www.nerdist.com/2014/04/sailor-moon-anime-is-reborn-returns-this-summer/

SAILOR MOON Anime Is Reborn, Returns This Summer

After 22 years since its original run, Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon is back. Titled Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon Crystal by creator Naoko Takeuchi, the new animated series is not a remake of the original anime, but an adaptation that’s more true to the Sailor Moon manga (think Full Metal Alchemist and Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood).

If that isn’t enough of a treat for you, Sailor Moon’s original voice actress, Kotono Mitsuishi, is reprising her iconic role, while the rest of the cast will be filled out by senshi-newcomers. Mercury will be played by Hisako Kanemoto, Mars by Rina Satou, Jupiter by Ami Koshimizu, and Venus by Sizuka Itou.

Get ready to be as ecstatic as Usagi gets when she sees food. The first episode will air simultaneously worldwide via NicoNicoDouga on Saturday, July 5 at 7 PM Japan time (the same time as the original series run). If you don’t want to do the math, that’s 6 AM EDT and 3 AM PDT July 5th (UTC 10:00). While subsequent episodes will air at the same time every first and third Saturdays of every month, it’s still unknown whether we’ll see the series on TV.

You can take a look at the designs of the inner senshi below. The character re-designs are more in line with the original manga, while still incorporating the familiar look of the ’90s animated series. Sadly, no images have surfaced of everyone’s favorite talking cat, Luna.

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Post by: Gregzs on April 30, 2014, 06:36:05 PM
http://www.guy-finally/

HANNIBAL Gives Us First Look at Michael Pitt’s Mason Verger — Finally!

We’ve previously only heard allusions and references to Mason Verger on NBC’s Hannibal, the only man to have — uh, spoiler, I guess? — survived an attack by Hannibal Lecter in the Thomas Harris cannibal-killer saga of movies and novels. But it looks like he’s about to make his big debut, as evidenced by these new photos.

We’d previously only been privy to a single black and white photo of Michael Pitt’s Verger, thanks to director David Slade. But now we have Verger in full, unadulterated context. And — oh snap! — he’s going to be playing right alongside Mads Mikkelsen’s Hannibal Lecter from the outset. Standing so brazenly next to his previously attempted victim, sister Margot Verger (Katharine Isabelle), proves that we’re in store for more of Bryan Fuller’s textbook tension-building and seriously audacious serial murderpeople. Something tells us Dr. Lecter is going to find it all very, very rude. We’re, for one, very much looking forward to Friday at 10 PM, when the episode in question “Naka-choko,” debuts on NBC.

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Post by: Gregzs on May 13, 2014, 11:15:56 AM
http://www.empireonline.com/news/story.asp?NID=41008

H.R. Giger 1940 - 2014
Alien designer dies aged 74

Swiss artist H.R. Giger, who contributed design work to one of the most iconic creatures in cinema history for Ridley Scott’s sci-fi classic Alien, has died at the age of 74.

Giger is best known for his biomechanical horror work, inspired, he said, by night terrors. Born in Switzerland in 1940, his father initially encouraged him to become a pharmacist, worrying that art was a “breadless profession.” But Giger was dedicated to design, and moved to Zurich in 1962 to study architecture and industrial design, where he developed his technique. After a period working as an interior designer, he switched to art full time, working on small ink drawings before moving to oil paintings and then to airbrushed work which owes a debt to Lovecraft and Giger’s friendship with Salvador Dali. Early books of his paintings bear the Lovecraft influence out, named for the Necronomicon.

But it was Necronom IV that would lead to his most famous design – that, and a fateful meeting with Alien co-writer Dan O’Bannon, who prior to his work with Ridley Scott had been hired to help Alejandro Jodorowsky on his adaptation of Dune. While that never came to pass, O’Bannon was struck by Giger’s design plans for Dune, and recommended him to Scott for Alien. Despite Fox executives’ worries that his work would be too disturbing for audiences, Scott was sold and hired Carlo Rambaldi to bring Giger’s vision to life. The result scored the effects team an Oscar and is forever etched on to our minds.

In addition to that memorable collaboration, Giger has gone on to become one of the most influential artists in the world. He’s also directed several films, including Swiss Made, Tagtarum, and Giger’s Necronomicon. His fingerprints can be found on the likes of Species and Poltergeist II: The Other Side. He’s also contributed designs for a wealth of albums and other projects.

He died on Monday afternoon in hospital from injuries sustained in a fall. Our thoughts are with his wife, Carmen Maria Scheifele Giger, who runs the museum dedicated to his work.


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Post by: Gregzs on May 23, 2014, 04:13:17 PM
http://www.doctorwho.tv/whats-new/article/ben-miller-to-guest-star-in-new-series-of-doctor-who

Ben Miller to guest star in new series of Doctor Who

Ben Miller is set to guest star opposite Peter Capaldi when the new series of Doctor Who returns this autumn.

Commenting on his role, Ben Miller said: "As a committed Whovian I cannot believe my luck in joining the Twelfth Doctor for one of his inaugural adventures. My only worry is that they'll make me leave the set when I'm not filming."

Miller achieved fame as half of comedy duo Armstrong and Miller before success in dramas, including Primeval and more recently, as DI Richard Poole, the central character in the first two series of the BBC’s Death in Paradise.

Miller’s partner in comedy, Alexander Armstrong, appeared in Doctor Who’s 2011 Christmas Special, playing Reg Arwell, but it’s Miller’s first time on the show and he’ll be starring in an episode written by Mark Gatiss.

Steven Moffat, lead writer and executive producer, added: “Mark Gatiss has written us a storming villain for his new episode, and with Capaldi in the TARDIS, we knew we needed somebody special to send everybody behind the sofa. And quite frankly, it's about time Ben Miller was in Doctor Who!”

Other familiar faces confirmed to join Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman in the new series, which will tramsit later this year, include Tom Riley and Keeley Hawes.

It will be August.

Doctor Who Series 8 2014: The first TV teaser trailer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYN6ruU672Y


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Post by: Gregzs on June 04, 2014, 09:12:56 PM
http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/JoshWildingNewsAndReviews/news/?a=84773

Josh Hartnett And Eva Green To Star In Sam Mendes And John Logan's PENNY DREADFUL

Talking at the Television Critics Association press tour earlier this week, Showtime revealed that Josh Hartnett and Eva Green will star in Penny Dreadful. Skyfall scribe John Logan is set to write all eight episodes of the series, with the director of that movie Sam Mendes set to executive produce. It was at one point thought he would direct the first episode, but other commitments (the next James Bond movie) mean that it will now be helmed by The Impossible's Juan Antonio Bayona. Set in Victorian England, the horror series will feature iconic horror characters such as Dracula, Van Helsing, Dorian Gray and Dr. Frankenstein. Hartnett is set to play Ethan Chandler, "a charming American who finds himself trapped in the darkest corners of Victorian London." Green meanwhile will play Vanessa Ives, "a seductive and formidable beauty full of secrets and danger." More details are expected to be revealed in the New Year.


http://www.imdb.com/news/ni57249250/?ref_=hm_nw_tv_t1

'Penny Dreadful' gets renewed for bigger season 2

Showtime is ordering a second season of Penny Dreadful. The Victorian-era horror thriller starring Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton and Eva Green has been picked up for another round. The premium network is committing to 10 more episodes from writer-producer John Logan, an increase on the first season’s 8-episode order.

“The goal here was to see if we could do a genre show a horror show but with all the sophistication and depth of a Showtime show and John Logan ended up being the person to do it,” Showtime president David Nevins tells EW. “It’s been well reviewed by mainstream critics, it’s giving us a Comic-Con-appeal show. It’s a whole new world as imagined by Logan.”

Nevins says the rest of the first season will involve a continued expansion of the world of the show and a deeper exploration of the current characters. “It just gets richer deeper and more complicated with the characters,” he says. “We’re only four episodes in and you’re only just getting a taste of what’s to come.” The first season will also provide closure to the current main story arc, involving the search for Sir Malcolm’s (Dalton’s) lost daughter.

Penny Dreadful has averaged 4.8 million viewers across all Showtime platforms since the show’s launch, with Penny ranking as the network’s most-watched new show ever On Demand. .”It’s done better on non-linear platforms like On Demand than any show we’ve ever had,” he says. The show will once again shoot on location in Dublin and is expected to debut season 2 next year.


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Post by: Gregzs on June 05, 2014, 09:58:32 PM
Fantastic! But I do not have this freaking channel.

http://www.nerdist.com/2014/06/classic-doctor-who-to-air-on-retro-tv/

Classic DOCTOR WHO to Air on Retro TV

Fans of Doctor Who who haven’t gotten a chance to watch the Classic Series yet can quit spending many sleepless nights worrying about when and if you can. (I assume that’s what all of you are doing, right? Probably there’s sweating and gastrointestinal problems as well. Yeah, let’s go with that.) Late last week, syndicated network Retro TV announced that here in the U.S., almost 500 episodes of Classic Doctor Who will beginning running regularly, spanning all the way from William Hartnell’s first episode, “An Unearthly Child,” to the final Sylvester McCoy episode, part 3 of “Survival.” That’s 26 years’ worth of Time Lord action for you to enjoy, all on a daily basis beginning this summer.

Matthew Golden, the Vice President of Production for Luken Communication, the parent company for Retro Television as well as the broker of the deal, had this to say in the official statement: “We couldn’t be more excited to make legendary classic episodes of Doctor Who available nationwide. The series is an institution, and we’re proud to give fans new and old the opportunity to experience this groundbreaking series from the very beginning.”

Now, the deal is for “nearly 500″ episodes. In total, there are 694 episodes of the Classic Series. There are 97 currently missing from the archives following the recovery of nine last year, leaving 597 extant. But they aren’t going to get to show all of these. Fans took to the channel’s Facebook page to ask about this as well as if the ones screened will be the remastered DVD release versions or the VHS versions that are on Netflix currently. Their reply in the vast comment thread to both of these questions was thus:

“The short version is that we have licensed all episodes for which licenses were currently available: almost 500 episodes total. They will be remastered versions.” The episodes for which licenses were not currently available include those written by Terry Nation, which sadly includes all of the original Dalek stories that still exist as well as a few others.

They also mentioned cuts being made to the episodes to fit in commercial time for the 30 minute timeslot. Retro’s representative said it shouldn’t be much of a problem given the average length of an old Who episode was right around 23 minutes anyway. “We’re preserving everything possible, and not a single frame will be cut that isn’t absolutely necessary. Generally, the episodes should time out as-is for our purposes. This is for fans, by fans, and we’re a protective lot.”

These episodes will begin airing this summer, along with other newly-acquired cult favorites like Mystery Science Theater 3000 which will begin running in July. Check your local listings or go to Retro’s website to find what channel it is in your area.

http://www.myretrotv.com/affiliates--schedules.html


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Post by: Gregzs on June 19, 2014, 10:27:00 PM
http://tvline.com/2014/06/19/z-nation-syfy-harold-perrineau-tom-everett-scott-season-1-cast/

Syfy Zombie Series Z Nation Casts Lost, Southland, Supernatural Alums

Syfy is getting in on the zombie craze, and as such has announced the cast of its upcoming action-horror series, Z Nation.

Harold Perrineau (Lost), Tom Everett Scott (Southland) and DJ Qualls (Supernatural) have joined the 13-episode series, which follows a team of everyday heroes three years after a zombie virus has devastated the country. Together, the group must transport the only known survivor of the plague from New York to California, as he is their only hope for a vaccine.
Perrineau will play Hammond, the leader of the group headed west. Scott portrays Garnett, Hammond’s second-in-command, while Qualls has been cast as Citizen Z, a computer hacker who joins the team and helps them navigate the zombie-infested country. UPDATE: A WBTV rep assures TVLine that Perrineau is very much a series regular on NBC’s Constantine, premiering Oct. 24.

Michael Welch (Twilight trilogy) and Kellita Smith (The Bernie Mac Show) will also star in the series.

Currently in production in Spokane, Wash., Z Nation debuts in the fall.


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Post by: Gregzs on June 21, 2014, 11:54:59 PM
http://www.nerdist.com/2014/06/heres-the-official-dragon-ball-z-battle-of-the-gods-us-theatrical-trailer/

Here’s The Official DRAGON BALL Z: BATTLE OF GODS US Theatrical Trailer

And now for your Over 9000 news of the day: the Z fighters are reassembling for a new adventure on the big screen. The official US theatrical trailer for Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods emerged today by way of FUNimation, and it’s looking like sweet sweet redemption for anyone who may not have enjoyed Dragonball Evolution (yes, the live-action film combined the words dragon and ball). But enough about that, let’s look at the new hotness in the streets:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sp60avoyT9k

Looks like someone’s a little butt hurt over Frieza’s past ass whooping, forcing Goku to level up to a Super Saiyan God in order to protect humanity. Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods will premiere in 350 North American cinemas on August 5.


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Post by: Gregzs on June 25, 2014, 10:39:17 PM
http://www.nerdist.com/2014/06/extended-sailor-moon-crystal-trailer-featuring-more-bgm-goodness/

Extended SAILOR MOON CRYSTAL Trailer Featuring More BGM Goodness

There’s a little over a week left before Sailor Moon Crystal makes its debut, and to keep the fans’ chops wet, Viz Media has released an extended subtitled trailer that features some of the new anime’s music.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUiewJt80eQ


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Post by: Gregzs on July 01, 2014, 10:15:27 PM
http://www.nerdist.com/2014/06/fx-orders-new-denis-leary-show-sexdrugsrockroll-to-series/

FX Orders New Denis Leary Show SEX&DRUGS&ROCK&ROLL to Series

While controversial at times in the world of stand-up, there’s no denying that when it comes to small screen entertainment, Denis Leary knows quality. The Job is great, Rescue Me was a game-changer, and Sirens is one of the funniest new comedies of the year. With that said, it’s been a while since last we saw Leary in a leading role on a television series – it’s kind of hard to do that when you’re fighting giant lizards on the streets of Manhattan. But it seems the dry spell’s over, since FX has announced today, just weeks before the 10 year anniversary of Rescue Me’s premiere, they’ve ordered a 10-episode first season of the actor’s new series Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll.

Created by Leary, the new series “is centered on ‘Johnny Rock’ (Leary), a middle-aged rock ‘n roller who desperately wanted to be rich and famous. So far, he’s 0 for 2. As the magnificently talented lead singer of New York’s legendary early 90′s band The Heathens, Johnny was on his way to the cover of Rolling Stone magazine… But Johnny had a problem with booze. And coke. And weed. And pills. And cough medicine. And oh yeah – he slept with best friend’s wife. And his bass player’s fiancé. The band broke up the same day their first and only record was released. 25 years later, Johnny’s trying to get the band back together. Why? Because as his soon-to-be-ex manager Ira Feinbaum tells him: ‘Johnny, you’re 50, broke and completely anonymous. In rock ‘n roll you know what that makes you? A bartender.’ 25 years later the sex might be harder to find, the drugs might be Luvox and Crestor and Cialis – but rock ‘n roll will never die. It just has a bigger prostate.”

Well, that’s a mouthful, which is a good thing since this is the same kind of character expectations we had for Rescue Me, and that turned out wonderfully. This series sounds like it’s right up Leary’s alley, and we can’t wait to see it.


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Post by: Gregzs on August 05, 2014, 05:24:23 AM
http://www.nerdist.com/2014/08/want-to-watch-outlander-the-first-episode-is-streaming-for-free/

Want to Watch OUTLANDER? The First Episode is Streaming for Free

In case you were still on the fence about Starz’s new time-hopping romantic drama, Outlander, the network has put the entire first episode up on YouTube for you to enjoy in advance of the series August 9 premiere. Or, if you don’t wanna do the whole YouTube thing, it’s available via the network’s app, on Starz.com and through On Demand services.

From Battlestar Galactica showrunner Ronald D. Moore (that guy is busy), Outlander is adapted from the novel by Diana Gabaldon. The series stars Catriona Balfe as Claire Randall, a married combat nurse who is, thanks to a strange rock formation, pulled into 1743 Scotland. There, she’s forced to marry Jamie (Sam Heughan), a warrior Scotsman after running afoul of the sinister British officer Black Jack Randall (Tobias Menzies, Game of Thrones‘ Edmure Tully), who bears a striking resemblance to her husband Frank.

Hey, kids, why does Claire marry Jamie? So she won’t be kilt.

Ahem.

You’ve probably seen lead actress Balfe in films like Super 8 or Now You See Me, while co-star Heughan has largely made a name for himself in British film and television.

With the appearance of a man who looks like Frank, I wonder how much Outlander will rely on the idea of Claire meeting other people in 18th-century Scotland who resemble people from her life in 1945, Wizard of Oz-style. Also, will Moore seal the story up with season one, or can we expect more of Claire’s adventures if Outlander connects with its audience?

The 16-episode series launches this week on Starz, with the first 8 to air this summer, followed by another 8 in 2015.


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Post by: Gregzs on August 06, 2014, 09:49:06 PM
Doctor Who Series 8 Trailer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4nCcgWFEwU


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Post by: Gregzs on August 10, 2014, 12:17:43 PM
http://www.nerdist.com/2014/08/anne-rices-vampire-chronicles-series-lands-at-universal/

Anne Rice’s VAMPIRE CHRONICLES Series Lands at Universal

Anne Rice’s seminal vampire Lestat basically sat out the whole recent vampire craze in media, which included True Blood, The Vampire Diaries and, of course, Twilight. But with all of those series either finished or winding down (although The Vampire Diaries likely has a few more years left it it), now is the time for Anne Rice’s immortals to come back and stake their space again in popular culture.

According to a report in Variety, the complete series of Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles has landed at Universal, and will be developed as a movie series once again. Brian Grazer and Imagine Entertainment are set to produce, along with two names very familiar to Nerdist readers, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci. Before some of you get your feathers ruffled, know this: it doesn’t appear that the screenwriting duo behind The Amazing Spider-Man 2 are going to be writing the scripts for these, though. Instead, Anne Rice’s own son, novelist  Christopher Rice is going to be writing at least one of them, as his script for The Tale of the Body Thief (the fourth book in the series) is being used as a reboot of the whole series.

Of course, this isn’t the first time that the Vampire Lestat and his cohorts have been on the big screen. In 1994 Tom Cruise played Lestat in the successful adaptation of Rice’s first novel Interview with the Vampire, much to Anne Rice’s (and most fans’) initial skepticism, before winning everyone over by throwing himself completely into the part. Despite the success of the movie, back in the ’90s studios didn’t think of signing stars to multiple movies at once, and everyone became too pricey for a sequel.

In an effort to retain the rights, Warner Bros. crapped out a low budget sequel meant for the straight to video market allegedly based on the third book, The Queen of the Damned. The tragic and untimely death of star Aaliyah meant the movie got a theatrical release anyway in 2002. Unfortunately, the sequel was terrible and barely resembled the book, essentially killing the franchise for Warner Bros. and putting the whole series on ice for over a decade now. Although I’d much rather have a high-end cable television series based on The Vampire Chronicles, perhaps Universal will give the fans the version of these stories we’ve been waiting for.


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Post by: Gregzs on August 22, 2014, 05:32:52 AM
The premiere is Saturday night.

Adventure of a Lifetime! Obrigado Rio - Doctor Who World Tour

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-EtRI73xudQ


Title: Re: Miscellaneous Entertainment
Post by: Gregzs on September 19, 2014, 06:08:55 AM
Nick Frost in the Doctor Who Christmas Special

(https://scontent-a-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/10635719_962629513751076_447965163601334398_n.jpg?oh=3d66bf0a5f0adb84073860812e075a08&oe=548CFF86)


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Post by: EastCoastChick on September 22, 2014, 08:50:35 PM
http://www.nerdist.com/2014/03/ghostbusters-sequel-to-start-production-in-early-2015/

GHOSTBUSTERS Sequel To Start Production In Early 2015

Could this actually be happening this time? Depite probably knowing better, Sony is moving forward with Ghostbusters III after all, and is eyeing an early 2015 start date for production. One thing that it won’t have on board this time is Ivan Reitman, who directed the original Ghostbusters thirty years ago as well as its sequel in 1989. Speaking with Deadline, Reitman said he just didn’t feel right continuing with the recent death of his friend, Harold Ramis, who played Egon Spengler. “When I came back from Harold’s funeral, it was really moving and it made me think about a lot of things. I’d just finished directing Draft Day, which I’m really happy with and proud of. Working on a film that is smaller and more dramatic was so much fun and satisfying. I just finally met with Amy and Doug Belgrad when I got back. I said I’d been thinking about it for weeks, that I’d rather just produce this Ghostbusters. I told them I thought I could help but let’s find a really good director and make it with him. So that’s what we’ve agreed will happen. I didn’t want all kinds of speculation about what happened with me, that is the real story.”

This is a good news/bad news kind of scenario. The good news is that Reitman seems to know and understand that proceeding on a straightforward Ghostbusters III without the late Harold Ramis or the reportedly uncooperative Bill Murray is really kind of pointless. It’s pretty much time for what’s left of the original players to all move on in anything but an advisory/cameo type capacity. The original Ghostbusters was lightning in a bottle, one of the best comedies ever made, and one they couldn’t even come close to topping when they went for round two a few years later. So what’s the good news? Well, this will be less a Ghostbusters III and more a Ghostbusters reboot, a brand extension, and a way to keep those Ghostbusters logo t-shirts selling at Target. Which means if it sucks, it won’t be as embarrassing as seeing geriatric Dan Aykroyd and Ernie Hudson running around New York with heavy proton packs on their backs. And if by some miracle it’s good? You’ve saved a series where, as Dr. Venkman pointed out in the original movie, “The franchise rights alone will make us wealthy beyond your wildest dreams.”  That revival hasn’t happened yet, but you know Sony really wants it to.

So my nerd side is coming out here; I've been waiting for this for years!  ;-B


Title: Re: Miscellaneous Entertainment
Post by: EastCoastChick on September 22, 2014, 08:55:55 PM
I haven't read the whole thread, have you mentioned the potential upcoming new star trek series with Mr. Word as the lead character? This should be good and in this timeline I think Data is still alive.


Title: Re: Miscellaneous Entertainment
Post by: Gregzs on December 16, 2014, 10:44:09 PM
http://www.empireonline.com/news/story.asp?NID=43001

J.K. Simmons On For Kong: Skull Island
He'll star with Tom Hiddleston

We’ve gotten used, in recent years, to the softer, more charming side of J.K. Simmons. Still, Whiplash, which arrives here early next year, promises to shatter that once more. So all we can say upon news of his casting in Kong: Skull Island is we fear for Tom Hiddleston. And the ape.

There’s no word on exactly what he’ll be doing in the film, which just got that slightly altered name and a release date shift to 2017. Jordan Vogt-Roberts is directing the adventure film, working from the script that has seen input from Godzilla’s Max Borenstein and Flight/Need For Speed’s John Gatins.

Hiddleston will be one of a party that's heading to explore the mysterious Skull Island, home to the world’s most famous giant primate, with adventures lurking on its mist-shrouded shores. Expect the movie sometime in March 2017.

As for Simmons, he’s set to have a good year. Whiplash, which is already on release in the US (and due here on January 16), is drawing awards talk and he’s picked up a couple of trophies already. He’ll also be seen in Terminator: Genisys (July 3) and is set to work on Gavin O’Connor’s The Accountant alongside Ben Affleck and Anna Kendrick.


Title: Re: Miscellaneous Entertainment
Post by: Gregzs on December 31, 2014, 03:12:55 PM
Sad news: Edward Herrmann, perhaps best known as Richard Gilmore on 'Gilmore Girls' and Anderson Pearson on 'The Practice', has passed away from brain cancer. He was 71. Rest in peace, Mr. Herrmann; we loved you as Max from 'The Lost Boys', too.

http://www.imdb.com/news/ni58141220


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Post by: Gregzs on January 01, 2015, 09:08:01 PM
That's Sir John Hurt.

https://www.nerdist.com/2014/12/veteran-actor-john-hurt-is-now-sir-john-hurt-knight-of-the-british-empire/

In the Queen’s annual bestowing of honours (yes, with the vestigial U), which are held at the end of each calendar year, an actor who is truly one in a million has finally been honored with Knighthood: John Em-Effing Hurt. The 74-year-old actor, who has literally been in everything awesome in his 50 year career, was the only male in the entertainment industry given the title this year, along with brand new Dames, actress and writer Joan Collins, poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy, TV presenter Esther Rantzen, actress Kristin Scott Thomas, and fashion designer Mary Quant. Actor, writer, and soon-to-be Late Late Show host James Corden and actress Sheridan Smith were given OBEs (or “Order of the British Empire”) at the same ceremony.

While all of the honourees were deserving, Hurt’s seems the most overdue, having appeared in 195 film and television titles since 1962 and being one of the most reliably fantastic British actors of all time, not to mention the person who’s died the most onscreen, beating out Sean Bean. Hurt’s studied effortlessness and singular, raspy delivery make him one of the most sought-after character actors working today, and his penchant for being in science fiction films means he’s a staple of the things we here at Nerdist, and presumably our readers, love the most.

It would certainly be impossible to list everything we love that he’s done, but some of our favorites include Kane in Alien, John Merrick in The Elephant Man, Professor Bruttenholm in Hellboy, Control in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Ollivander in the first and last Harry Potter films, Hadden in Contact, the titular role in Jim Henson’s The Storyteller, Winston Smith in Nineteen Eighty-Four, Aragorn in Ralph Bakshi’s 1978 animated The Lord of the Rings and, of course, the War Doctor in Doctor Who‘s 50th anniversary special, “The Day of the Doctor.”

Congratulations to Sir John Hurt on this honor/honour and, though we aren’t British nor do we have any say in anything, we think this should have been given to him quite a long time ago.

(http://www.nerdist.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/John-Hurt.jpg)


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Post by: Gregzs on January 17, 2015, 02:46:09 PM
https://www.nerdist.com/2015/01/fox-is-in-talks-for-an-x-files-mini-series-considering-more-24-and-prison-break/

Fox is in Talks For an X-FILES Mini-Series; Considering More 24 and PRISON BREAK

After yesterday’s bombshell that NBC had casted Chuck’s Zachary Levi in a leading role for their upcoming revival of Heroes, Fox realized it had to return fire in a major way so as not to be outdone by one of its competitors… so of course they used The X-Files to do it.

In a surprising twist on this year’s Winter TCA presentation, the home of 24 did confirm talks are currently underway for a mini-series continuation of the Chris Carter series. However that’s where the news ends as the network did not state how many episodes were being considered, who would be returning if the event-series did in fact take place or what left over stories it would tackle.

Given the last movie sequel from 2008 didn’t address the series’ hanging thread of the apocalypse taking place, it seems a mini-series revival would be a good place to finally wrap things up the way they should have been back in 2002. As of now, all we can do is speculate – but hey, at least we can listen to Gillian Anderson and Chris Hardwick get the #XFiles2015 hashtag started on the Nerdist podcast!

However, The X-Files isn’t all Fox is considering putting back in play as at the presentation it was also stated the network is thinking about more episodes of 24 and, believe it or not, Prison Break.

Concerning 24, it was made clear there’s nothing more than ideas being thrown around at the moment, one of which would see the series continue without Kiefer Sutherland’s famed Jack Bauer (which would coincide with the rumor of Yvonne Strahovski’s Kate Morgan being groomed to take over the leading role of the show should Sutherland depart). In addition, it would work plot wise as, at least for an initial run, Jack is currently locked up with the Russians as per the end of 24: Live Another Day made clear.

As for Prison Break, this one throws us. Not so much because it’s a bad show – it’s actually a great show – but because unlike The X-Files and 24, there are no hanging threads. Everything was wrapped up rather cleanly at the end of the series and then even more so in the direct-to-video one off, Prison Break: The Final Break… and then even more so again when the character of T-Bag was revived for a one-episode arc on A&E’s Breakout Kings. So while we’ll welcome more Prison Break, it does seem rather unnecessary.

Overall, a big news day for Fox and fans of their past slate of great TV… oh, and Gotham was renewed for Season Two as well. You’re welcome.


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Post by: Gregzs on January 19, 2015, 12:24:28 AM

(http://www.nerdist.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Asteroid3.gif)

Cowboy REbop – Session #1: Asteroid Blues

http://www.nerdist.com/2015/01/cowboy-rebop-session-1-asteroid-blues/


Title: Re: Miscellaneous Entertainment
Post by: Gregzs on February 28, 2015, 11:44:39 PM
Can You Tell What’s Missing From These Famous Movie Scenes?

http://www.buzzfeed.com/crystalro/can-you-tell-whats-missing-from-these-famous-movie-scenes?&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=BuzzFeed+228&utm_content=BuzzFeed+228+CID_b0d0ac67b56e3b106898d0c2b1c30d22&utm_source=Campaign%20Monitor&utm_term=Whats%20missing%20from%20this%20I%20dont%20even%20know%20myself#.chAnnLDye


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Post by: Gregzs on March 24, 2015, 06:40:06 PM
https://www.nerdist.com/2015/01/fox-is-in-talks-for-an-x-files-mini-series-considering-more-24-and-prison-break/

Fox is in Talks For an X-FILES Mini-Series; Considering More 24 and PRISON BREAK

After yesterday’s bombshell that NBC had casted Chuck’s Zachary Levi in a leading role for their upcoming revival of Heroes, Fox realized it had to return fire in a major way so as not to be outdone by one of its competitors… so of course they used The X-Files to do it.

In a surprising twist on this year’s Winter TCA presentation, the home of 24 did confirm talks are currently underway for a mini-series continuation of the Chris Carter series. However that’s where the news ends as the network did not state how many episodes were being considered, who would be returning if the event-series did in fact take place or what left over stories it would tackle.

Given the last movie sequel from 2008 didn’t address the series’ hanging thread of the apocalypse taking place, it seems a mini-series revival would be a good place to finally wrap things up the way they should have been back in 2002. As of now, all we can do is speculate – but hey, at least we can listen to Gillian Anderson and Chris Hardwick get the #XFiles2015 hashtag started on the Nerdist podcast!

However, The X-Files isn’t all Fox is considering putting back in play as at the presentation it was also stated the network is thinking about more episodes of 24 and, believe it or not, Prison Break.

Concerning 24, it was made clear there’s nothing more than ideas being thrown around at the moment, one of which would see the series continue without Kiefer Sutherland’s famed Jack Bauer (which would coincide with the rumor of Yvonne Strahovski’s Kate Morgan being groomed to take over the leading role of the show should Sutherland depart). In addition, it would work plot wise as, at least for an initial run, Jack is currently locked up with the Russians as per the end of 24: Live Another Day made clear.

As for Prison Break, this one throws us. Not so much because it’s a bad show – it’s actually a great show – but because unlike The X-Files and 24, there are no hanging threads. Everything was wrapped up rather cleanly at the end of the series and then even more so in the direct-to-video one off, Prison Break: The Final Break… and then even more so again when the character of T-Bag was revived for a one-episode arc on A&E’s Breakout Kings. So while we’ll welcome more Prison Break, it does seem rather unnecessary.

Overall, a big news day for Fox and fans of their past slate of great TV… oh, and Gotham was renewed for Season Two as well. You’re welcome.


The X-Files Are Officially Re-Opening
Fox orders a six-episode event series

http://www.empireonline.com/news/story.asp?NID=43787

After years of wondering whether The X-Files would come back in any form – TV, movies, sock puppet show featuring voice doubles for the cast – it looked good for a return to television earlier this year and has now been confirmed by Fox: the show and its characters will return to investigate more mysteries in a six-episode “event series” much along the lines of 24: Live Another Day.

Despite David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson and creator Chris Carter being spread to the winds on other projects, they’re all coming back for the new miniseries, the details of which are being kept in a locked drawer guarded by a suspicious type endlessly puffing on Morley cigarettes. So we don’t yet know if any of the other characters – Mitch Pileggi’s Walter Skinner, say, – or creative team will be back for duty. Especially since the writers who worked with Carter to create the original series have themselves gone on to chart their own telly and movie courses.

“I think of it as a 13-year commercial break,” Carter says in a statement put out by Fox. “The good news is the world has only gotten that much stranger, a perfect time to tell these six stories.” Production is now scheduled to kick off this summer.


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Post by: Gregzs on March 25, 2015, 07:03:37 PM
Idris Elba In Talks For Star Trek 3
As the film's villain

http://www.empireonline.com/news/story.asp?NID=43800

For all his gruffness and intensity, we’re more used to thinking of Idris Elba as conflicted heroes or the morally right leading man. So the occasional chance to see him play a rogue is always welcome, and the idea of him going toe-to-toe with Chris Pine’s Captain Kirk and the rest of the USS Enterprise crew sounds like a lot of fun. Good news, then, that Elba is in early talks to appear in Star Trek 3.

According to Variety, it’s nowhere near a done deal yet, so for now this has to float among the flickering stars of rumour space. But if he does sign a contract, he’ll be in place to play the big bad in the latest cinematic outing of J.J. Abrams’ rebooted Trek timeline.

Abrams, of course, is a little busy delivering the latest instalment of another vaguely famous space adventure, so Fast & Furious veteran Justin Lin will be directing Kirk and co as they take on their latest challenge. After a false directing start and the script changing hands (the current draft is by Simon “Scotty” Pegg and Doug Jung), the cameras should be back on the bridge in June ready for a 2016 release just in time for Star Trek’s 50th broadcast anniversary.

Pegg and Pine are back alongside Zachary Quinto’s Spock, Zoe Saldana’s Uhura, Karl Urban’s Dr. McCoy, John Cho’s Sulu and Anton Yelchin’s Chekov. Elba is a busy man right now – he’s just signed on to appear in Harmony Korine’s new revenge thriller The Trap and has worked on Beasts Of No Nation, A Hundred Streets, Bastille Day and Jon Favreau’s The Jungle Book, among other projects. He’s on screens now in The Gunman and will be back as Heimdall in Avengers: Age Of Ultron, out here on April 23.


Title: Re: Miscellaneous Entertainment
Post by: Gregzs on April 29, 2015, 08:35:09 PM
19 Underrated Horror Movies You Need To See ASAP

http://www.buzzfeed.com/annakopsky/candyman-candyman-candyman-candyman-candyman?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=BuzzFeed+429&utm_content=BuzzFeed+429+CID_ee496618bd2b73319b485e7551568f6b&utm_source=BuzzFeed%20Newsletters&utm_term=And%20here%20are%20the%20most%20underrated%20ones%20that%20you%20need%20to%20see%20right%20away#.xqZ03Z84w5


Title: Re: Miscellaneous Entertainment
Post by: Gregzs on May 13, 2015, 07:55:49 PM
And the award for Weirdest News of the Day goes to Colossal, a giant monster movie to be directed by Nacho Vigalondo (best known for helming Timecrimes and karaoking with Elijah Wood and the RZA). Anne Hathaway has just been cast in the film as Gloria, “an ordinary woman who, after losing her job and her fiancé, decides to leave her life in New York to move back to her hometown,” only to find that she shares a psychic link with — I shit you not — a kaiju destroying Tokyo. Vigalondo remarks, “Colossal is my most ambitious script so far, and probably also the most personal one. Having Anne and this terrific team around goes beyond my craziest expectations.” And ours, Nacho. And ours.

http://nerdist.com/movie-morsels-mad-max-fury-road-featurettes-anne-hathways-kaiju-movie-and-more/


Title: Re: Miscellaneous Entertainment
Post by: Gregzs on June 01, 2015, 07:28:07 PM
https://nerdist.com/how-outlander-handled-sexual-violence-better-than-game-of-thrones/

Op-Ed: How OUTLANDER Handled Sexual Violence Better than Anyone Else

Listen: no one likes to talk about sexual violence. It’s a hard subject to tackle — and without the right, nuanced language and understanding of the power dynamics, ramifications, and subsequent damage at play, it is very easy to create a moment of insensitive torture porn rather than a character-building hardship that engages both the story and the person involved. Which is funny when one considers how much sexual violence — and rape in particular — has become a mainstay in dramatic television tension-building. But on Saturday night, Starz’s original series Outlander tackled not only rape, but male rape (a seriously under-discussed topic) and managed to take a revolutionary stance when it comes to depicting sexual violence: how it affects the person subjected to it.

The immediate fallout of the rape of Jamie Fraser by Black Jack Randall is evident and visceral. It’s hard to watch and traumatic — something that, by definition, polarizes the audience viewing it. And it should: because nothing about rape, regardless of its depictions, is easy. It’s not easy for the person experiencing so it shouldn’t be easy to watch, either. Which is when it gets tricky because, while there is definitely a need for stories like this to be told (this is real life. It happens), it must be fully served and done with a lot of different things kept in mind. (Something that’s pretty hard to do on network television with its strict standards and practices.)

What makes it such a hard subject to put on screen well is the fact that the full reality is complicated and different for everyone, but its biggest damage is done internally. If rape is to be featured on a series, it should be two things: non-gratuitous, and fully examined. Too often, rape is used on television to service an outside character or titillate and scandalize without any sort of look at the serious mental and emotional fallout of the victim. Which is exactly where Thrones sometimes missteps, which spurs these discourses we see online. When using the rape of a female character to spur a male character into action, to shock with no real reveal, or to excite an audience without even hinting that there are real mental ramifications on the person after the fact — like the Cersei/Jaime twist last season, or even more recently with the odd juxtaposition of scenes inGilly and Sam’s storyline last week — is an abridged take on something that ultimately shapes our understanding of the act. To have someone who was raped or nearly raped cut from a scene of emotional trauma to, say, having sex with another person with no feeling about the event that just went down? In the words of Pete Campbell? Not great, Bob.

Which is why we commend when it’s done well and the reality (at times brutal as it sometimes is) services the characters’ evolution on all ends. Like these last two episodes of Outlander. Rape is treated with the seriousness it deserves. Even times where it is subverted, the gravity of the situation is never belittled or eschewed. When Outlander subjects its male lead to graphic, horrific rape, it’s not simply to shock anyone (we all saw this coming), or titillate the audience (there’s nothing sexy about this — regardless of your feelings about Tobias Menzies’ and/or Sem Heughan’s faces), it’s done to honor just how truly horrific and life-changing this event was for Jamie. It showed the true nature and evil of Randall. The show’s creator, Ron Moore, has said as much in interviews: we will see more of how this has affected him. Jamie will not just go back to being the Jamie he was before, because there is a heck of a lot of mental machinations that are now going to come into play. PTSD is real.

Thankfully, we’re not alone in our desire for sexual violence to be handled delicately. Last week, Hannibal showrunner Bryan Fuller discussed this very subject (particularly because — Hannibal spoilers ahoy — he’s dealing with Red Dragon in season three) with Entertainment Weekly and pinpointed the main issue with the prevalence of rape storylines on television. “There are frequent examples of exploiting rape as low-hanging fruit to have a canvas of upset for the audience,” Fuller said in the interview. “The reason the rape well is so frequently used is because it’s a horrible thing that is real and that it happens. But because it’s so overexploited, it becomes callous.”

He also added that rape storylines come “with a stable of tropes that are infrequently elevated dramatically, or emotionally. … And it’s frequently so thinly explored because you don’t have the real estate in 42 minutes to dig deep into what it is to be a victim of rape. … All of the structural elements of how we tell stories on crime procedurals narrow the bandwidth for the efficacy of exploring what it is to go through that experience.”

This. This is why the conversation of televised rape cannot be cast with a generic mold or opinion. This is why every time a rape that does not honor the victim and the violence they’ve endured (and how it will ultimately manifest itself mentally) becomes a major discussion on websites the world over. Each and every rape — and its depiction — is different, but until we handle them all with the same amount of respect, we have to dissect and discuss the merits of portraying these stories. Because it is, and sometimes should be, hard to watch: so shouldn’t we all want it to be done right?


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Post by: Gregzs on July 10, 2015, 08:04:23 PM
Dr.Who Series 9 trailer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bB8fh4QUy-A


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Post by: Gregzs on July 19, 2015, 07:16:11 PM
Alex Rocco, The Godfather Actor, Dead at Age 79

http://my.xfinity.com/articles/entertainment-eonline/20150719/b677778/

Alex Rocco, best known for his role as Moe Greene in The Godfather, has died at age 79.

The actor, who lived in the Los Angeles area, passed away on Saturday. His daughter, Jennifer Rocco, confirmed his death on Facebook .

"Alex Rocco aka Alessandro Federico Petricone, Jr. passed away just hours ago on July 18, 2015," she wrote. "February 29, 1936 - July 18, 2015 RIP Dad, be with Mom and Marc....I will see you but not for a while...."

Alex is also survived by survived by his wife, actress Shannon Wilcox, son Lucien and a grandson, Variety   reported.

Alex was born in Boston began his onscreen acting career in the '60s. He took acting classes taught by  Star Trek star  Leonard Nimoy, who  died at age 83  this past February.

He appeared on shows such as the original  Batman series and  Get Smart before he starred in  The Godfather in 1972.

In the film, he played a mobster and casino owner, who had lines such as "I got a business to run. I gotta kick asses sometimes to make it run right" and "Sonofabitch! Do you know who I am? I'm Moe Greene! I made my bones when you were going out with cheerleaders!"

He went onto appear on shows such as  The Love Boat,  Murder, She Wrote and  The Facts of Life, in which he played Charlie Polniaczek.

In 1990, he won an Emmy for his role as a Hollywood agent Al Floss in the comedy  The Famous Teddy Z. Also in the '90s, he provided the voice of Roger Myers Jr. on  The Simpsons. The character is the chairman of the studio that produces  The Itchy & Scratchy Show.

Alex also appeared in movies such as  Smokin' Aces and provided the voice of grumpy ant Thorny in Disney-Pixar's  A Bug's Life.

In recent years, he had starred on shows such as  One Life to Live,  The Division, comedian  Marc Maron 's show  Maron and Starz's Magic City, in which he played Arthur Evans. He also played  Matt LeBlanc 's fictional father, Dick LeBlanc, on Showtime's  Episodes. 


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Post by: Gregzs on August 09, 2015, 07:24:16 PM
NEW WESTWORLD Teaser Has Us Questioning Everything

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OM8HNuRLIBI

Reality, schmeality: we’ll have what they’re having in Westworld—HBO’s hour-long loosely based adaptation of Michael Crichton’s 1973 film of the same name—even if that thing is total destruction. Jonathan Nolan’s televised reworking of the story looks to be even more sci-fi and western-y thriller than its predecessor (at least according to the HBO Television Critics Association panel we were at, where we saw a heck of a lot more footage than this—sorry/na na na na boo boo), but it most certainly does not differ in the terrific unsettling tone at the heart of the story.

Which is to say: we’re sort of losing our gourds over this one.

And with a cast that includes Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris, Evan Rachel Wood, James Marsden, Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Rodrigo Santoro, Shannon Woodward, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Ben Barnes, Jimmi Simpson, Clifton Collins, Jr., Simon Quarterman, and Angela Sarafyan? Sign us up because we are ALL ABOARD the S.S. Westworld when it premieres in 2016. Yeehaw, y’all.


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Post by: Gregzs on August 29, 2015, 04:33:54 PM
Anime Icon LUPIN III Unveils New Series Trailer

In Japan, the character of Arsène Lupin III is like Batman, Doctor Who, or James Bond—he’s been around forever and continues to be popular. After premiering in Manga series by Monkey Punch beginning in 1976, the Lupin III franchise spawned a second Manga, three anime series, an anime miniseries, seven feature films, 20 video games (!), and yearly Christmas specials. All that for a roguish, violent thief who womanized and exploited people. Everybody loves an anti-hero, right?

Well, the adventures of the dapper bandit and his equally Robin-Hoodish pals are set to continue this fall in a brand new series of Lupin the Third adventures. A trailer (above) has been released in Japan and from the animation style, you can see the creators are very much keeping the visual style the same or similar to the way it was in the 1970s, with visible pencil marks, even though, surely, the 2D art was all drawn digitally as most shows nowadays are. If you’re at all familiar with the shows or films, this trailer captures the spirit of everything that makes Lupin III such a fun character.

The whole gang is back: besides Lupin, we have his trusty right-hand man, Daisuke Jigen; the stoic samurai who owes Lupin his life, Goemon Ishikawa XIII; the classic femme fatale who is both ally and rival, Fujiko Mine; and Lupin’s doofus of an arch nemesis, Inspector Zenigata. However, added to this series is a new character—Lupin’s wife Rebecca Rossellini. That’s bound to change up Lupin’s devil-may-care lifestyle.

Several of the Lupin the 3rd series and films are available to watch on Hulu. One of those films was The Castle of Cagliostro directed by Hayao Miyazaki, which isn’t the most faithful version as Lupin is rather more nice than he is nasty, but still worth looking at.

The new series of Lupin III, which is said to blend both the humorous and dangerous aspects of the character, will begin airing in Italy on August 29th and Japan on October 1st.

http://nerdist.com/anime-icon-lupin-iii-unveils-new-series-trailer/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpGcxpOsIBo


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Post by: Gregzs on September 28, 2015, 08:23:02 PM
Catherine Coulson, Log Lady on Twin Peaks, Dies at 71

http://www.imdb.com/news/ni59053355/

Catherine E. Coulson, who played the Log Lady on David Lynch’s “Twin Peaks” TV series and was set to return to the new Showtime version, died Monday morning of cancer. She was 71.

“We are all deeply sad, she meant so much to so many,” said her agent, Mary Dangerfield, who confirmed her death.

Coulson, who also worked as a camera assistant, reprised the Log Lady role in the feature “Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me” and more recently, she appeared on an episode of “Portlandia” and in the film “Redwood Highway.”

Lynch said in a statement, “Today I lost one of my dearest friends, Catherine Coulson. Catherine was solid gold. She was always there for her friends — she was filled with love for all people — for her family — for her work.  She was a tireless worker. She had a great sense of humor — she loved to laugh and make people laugh.

(https://pmcvariety.files.wordpress.com/2015/09/twinpeaks_loglady.jpg?w=670&h=377&crop=1)


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Post by: Gregzs on September 28, 2015, 09:06:54 PM
The Doctor Drives Davros' Chair

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ZMrAmJB7DM


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Post by: TuHolmes on September 30, 2015, 10:15:59 PM
Anime Icon LUPIN III Unveils New Series Trailer

In Japan, the character of Arsène Lupin III is like Batman, Doctor Who, or James Bond—he’s been around forever and continues to be popular. After premiering in Manga series by Monkey Punch beginning in 1976, the Lupin III franchise spawned a second Manga, three anime series, an anime miniseries, seven feature films, 20 video games (!), and yearly Christmas specials. All that for a roguish, violent thief who womanized and exploited people. Everybody loves an anti-hero, right?

Well, the adventures of the dapper bandit and his equally Robin-Hoodish pals are set to continue this fall in a brand new series of Lupin the Third adventures. A trailer (above) has been released in Japan and from the animation style, you can see the creators are very much keeping the visual style the same or similar to the way it was in the 1970s, with visible pencil marks, even though, surely, the 2D art was all drawn digitally as most shows nowadays are. If you’re at all familiar with the shows or films, this trailer captures the spirit of everything that makes Lupin III such a fun character.

The whole gang is back: besides Lupin, we have his trusty right-hand man, Daisuke Jigen; the stoic samurai who owes Lupin his life, Goemon Ishikawa XIII; the classic femme fatale who is both ally and rival, Fujiko Mine; and Lupin’s doofus of an arch nemesis, Inspector Zenigata. However, added to this series is a new character—Lupin’s wife Rebecca Rossellini. That’s bound to change up Lupin’s devil-may-care lifestyle.

Several of the Lupin the 3rd series and films are available to watch on Hulu. One of those films was The Castle of Cagliostro directed by Hayao Miyazaki, which isn’t the most faithful version as Lupin is rather more nice than he is nasty, but still worth looking at.

The new series of Lupin III, which is said to blend both the humorous and dangerous aspects of the character, will begin airing in Italy on August 29th and Japan on October 1st.

http://nerdist.com/anime-icon-lupin-iii-unveils-new-series-trailer/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpGcxpOsIBo

I hope they give us some English subtitles on this.

So looking forward to it.


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Post by: Gregzs on October 31, 2015, 07:43:11 PM
Happy Days' Al Molinaro Has Passed Away

Al Molinaro, best known for his long-running role as "Big Al" Delvecchio, has passed away.

The actor passed away on Friday, according to a report on TMZ. Molinaro was 96 years old a the time of his passing. According to his son, Molinaro was suffering from very bad gall stones, but he elected not to have surgery due to his age.

Molinaro's acting career started in the 1950s, but he really found his niche in 1969, when he came to Get Smart to play Agent 44. From then until the mid-1980s, Molinaro was a fixture on television, either in notable guest appearances on shows like The Love Boat and Punky Brewster, or in recurring roles on Green Acres, Happy Days (and its spinoffs) and The Family Man.

Molinaro also had an appearance in It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Superman, the memorably-awful TV adaptation of the Broadway musical by the same name.

Later in life, Molinaro retired from television and owned a string of diners bearing the "Big Al's" name with one of his Happy Days co-stars. He continued to do some commercial work until the early 2000s but his last truly memorable onscreen appearance was arguably as Big Al in the video for Weezer's "Buddy Holly," in which Molinaro introduced the band.

There are few TV shows that had as much impact on American pop culture as Happy Days. The sitcom ran for ten years on ABC, starting in 1974 and ending in 1984.

One of the most beloved characters on the show was Big Al, who was the chef at the Arnold's drive-in. He was known for his classic way of starting stories with, "Yep, yep, yep, yep, yep."

http://comicbook.com/2015/10/31/happy-days-al-molinaro-has-passed-away/


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Post by: Gregzs on December 02, 2015, 08:20:42 PM
Jack is Back

http://nerdist.com/genndy-tartakovskys-samurai-jack-to-return-in-2016/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzIxLwVwtiQ


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Post by: Gregzs on December 06, 2015, 11:51:20 PM
Original Cast of TRAINSPOTTING Confirmed for Sequel

It’s been almost twenty years since Danny Boyle‘s Trainspotting brought us breakout performances of Ewan McGregor, Jonny Lee Miller and Kelly Macdonald. Not their first performances, but quite possibly some of the earliest that people remember. (We of course first remember seeing Miller in 1995’s Hackers.) Boyle’s been vocal about wanting to do a follow-up to the film for years and it’s now been confirmed that his sequel to the 1996 film will feature the original cast.

Based on the 1993 novel of the same name, Trainspotting followed a group of heroin addicts in late ’80s Scotland through their day-to-day lives. A grim look at addiction shown through the direction of Boyle was not just a beautiful film but solidified him as a director and became the example most of his later films have been measured against. There have been talks about a sequel for years that would follow the Irvine Welsh book’s sequel, Porno, (obviously this won’t be the name of the movie) which takes place about 9 years after the events of the first book. With 20 years gone by and everyone involved having aged, it’s safe to say the sequel will pick up a little later than the events of book.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, a deal has been struck that includes the original cast including Ewan McGregor, Jonny Lee Miller, Ewen Bremner, and Robert Carlyle as well as the first film’s screenwriter John Hodge. If the result of getting the whole team back together results in anything near the original, we’ll be overjoyed.

It’ll be interesting to see how the sequel is handled in terms of perspective. The Trainspotting novel had shifting narratives between characters (as does Porno) while the majority of the film is shown primarily through the perspective of McGregor’s Mark Renton. Will we get to see the world through the eyes of Sick Boy, Spud, and Begbie this time, or will it all be secondhand through Renton once more? We can’t wait to find out!

http://nerdist.com/original-cast-of-trainspotting-confirmed-for-sequel/


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Post by: Gregzs on December 10, 2015, 08:34:11 PM
MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER Reboot Will Have Jerry Seinfeld, Mark Hamill

This Mystery Science Theater 3000 Kickstarter campaign has become an embarrassment of riches since it hit the halfway mark. With less than 36 hours to go to reach the $5.5 million needed to make a full season of 12 new episodes, creator Joel Hodgson is pulling out all the stops in terms of stretch goals and announcements to ensure a full season is funded. This week, he’s already announced guest writers like Dan Harmon, Justin Roiland, and Ernie Cline, and now he’s back to announce the line-up of celebrities who’d want to cameo if/when it comes back (it’s definitely happening, just not sure how many eps yet).

Hodgson was quick to point out in his latest Kickstarter update that all of these celebrity cameos are dependent on scheduling and nothing is set in stone, but all have expressed interest in appearing in some fashion on the new show, likely in host segment sketches I’d imagine.

Who are we talking about? Oh, only people with names like Joel McHale, Jack Black, Bill Hader, Jerry Seinfeld, Neil Patrick Harris, and none other than Luke Skywalker himself, Mark Hamill.

If even one of these huge stars appeared on the show, that’d be a major coup, but if all of them did? Holy cow. Pretty stellar for a show that started with Minneapolis comedians sitting in a room next to robot puppets. Adam Savage, by the way, is also joining the show to do some practical effects.

Joel finishes his update by musing how great it would be if new mad scientist Felicia Day and guest star NPH could sing a duet written by celebrity guest writer Robert Lopez. We agree, Mr. Hodgson. We agree.

The MST3K Kickstarter campaign will end Friday night and, as of this writing, has raised $4.4 million, with a further $375,000 raised outside of Kickstarter. If you’d like to help make this amazing comedic prospect happen, you can visit their page.

 http://nerdist.com/mystery-science-theater-reboot-will-have-jerry-seinfeld-mark-hamill/


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Post by: Gregzs on December 13, 2015, 11:20:15 PM
Dick Van Dyke's 90th birthday today.

(https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/12345630_10153933002903949_3289979840506913792_n.jpg?oh=cffa33f6a0d7a34fb3bdca684c4d68da&oe=56E03FC0)


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Post by: Gregzs on December 17, 2015, 08:56:56 PM
Deadline reports, Katherin Waterston has landed a starring role in Ridley Scott's Alien: Covenant, the first of three sequels to 2012's Prometheus.

The only detail that they on Waterston's role, is that her character's name is 'Daniels.'

The 35-year-old American actress has seen her star rise over the past several years as she had a prominent supporting role in Paul Thomas Anderson's Inherent Vice and is playing Porpentina "Tina" Goldstein in the Harry Potter prequel, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.   

Synopsis: Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created in Alien with Alien: Covenant, the second chapter in a prequel trilogy that began with Prometheus -- and connects directly to Scott's 1979 seminal work of science fiction. Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, the crew of the colony ship Covenant discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world -- whose sole inhabitant is the "synthetic" David (Michael Fassbender), survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.

Alien Covenant to be released Oct. 6, 2017.


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Post by: Gregzs on December 24, 2015, 08:13:46 PM
John Boyega Confirms Star Wars: Episode VIII Begins Filming In a Few Weeks

http://comicbook.com/2015/12/24/john-boyega-confirms-star-wars-episode-viii-begins-filming-in-a-/

At one of John Boyega's many surprise appearances at screenings of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, this time in Brixton, UK, he confirmed the time table everyone's been talking about for the next chapter of the series. Boyega said that he's excited to start filming Episode VIII "in a few weeks in London" when he addressed a crowd there.

"It's an alright film, innit?" Boyega said to the applauding full house, according to a report by Sky. "I have been doing some pop-ups at several different cinemas all over London, and I definitely had to come to Brixton since I'm from down the road in Peckham.

"So I just wanted to say a thank you to everyone for coming out and supporting this movie. The movie is yours now and I really hope you enjoyed it and we are so happy to be starting on Episode VIII in a few weeks in London. It is going to be fun," the actor said.

This narrows the timeline to late January, while Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy has been saying "next month" or "January" while on the press tour for The Force Awakens. Good to know the cast will get at least a couple of weeks off for the holiday before they jump back into the shoes of Jedi, pilots, and stormtroopers from a galaxy far, far away.

Star Wars: Episode VIII, directed by Rian Johnson, hits theaters May 26, 2017. Yes, that's a sentence we'll have to now get used to writing after months of covering The Force Awakens release.


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Post by: Gregzs on January 10, 2016, 01:12:25 AM
RIP Angus Scrimm

Angus Scrimm, who is best known for having played the Tall Man in the Phantasm horror movies, died earlier tonight. Scrimm was 89 years old at the time of his death.

The news of Scrimm’s passing was first shared by Phantasm director Don Coscarelli on Twitter. Coscarelli wrote, “Phantasm’s Angus Scrimm passed away peacefully tonight surrounded by his friends and loved ones. Angus’s performance as the Tall Man is a towering achievement in horror film history. He was the last of the classic horror movie stars. Angus was a terrific actor and an even better friend. He will be missed. #heartbroken.”

On IMDB, Scrimm has over 50 acting credits to his name, having played a number of character pieces in a variety of films and TV shows. In addition to the Phantasm franchise, Scrimm was also well-known for playing Calvin McCullough on the Alias television series.


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Post by: Gregzs on January 10, 2016, 04:40:05 PM
BBC America has announced that the new BBC Three series Class, a Doctor Who spinoff series aimed at young adults, will be making its way stateside in 2016. The series, which boasts the prolific Stephen Moffat as an executive producer, takes place at the Coal Hill Secondary School, which most recently served as the former workplace of companion Clara Oswald. Series writer Patrick Ness, who has written a several bestselling books and several screenplays, expressed his excitement for the series.

Class will premiere on BBC America in April 2016.


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Post by: Gregzs on January 12, 2016, 08:41:16 PM
Ghostbusters Actor David Margulies Has Died

http://comicbook.com/2016/01/12/ghostbusters-actor-david-margulies-has-died/

David Marguiles, who famously played the mayor in Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II, has passed away.

The former Broadway standout's passing was confirmed by USA Today, via Marguiles's agent.

Both his stage and screen careers began in the '70s, and he was an award-winning and prolific performer on in each format.

While his last stage role was in 2003, Marguiles had appeared fairly recently on The Good Wife. The 78-year-old character actor was recently cast as Elie Wiesel in the upcoming ABC TV movie Madoff.


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Post by: Gregzs on January 15, 2016, 10:04:22 PM
How Lucifer was inspired by David Bowie

http://nerdist.com/tca-2016-how-lucifer-was-inspired-by-david-bowie/

David Bowie‘s presence is going to be felt in a big way this fall on Fox.

The network’s new drama Lucifer is based on the character created by Neil Gaiman in the DC/Vertigo comic series The Sandman, and developed more later by writer Mike Carey in his long-running spinoff series named after the character. But what isn’t widely known is the fact that the character of Lucifer (played by Tom Ellis in the new series) is actually based on the real-life public persona of Bowie, who passed away earlier this week.

“David Bowie was what the original character was based on, the sketches and stuff that was in the graphic novel,” Ellis said at the 2016 TCA Winter Press Tour. “What we did do is take some of Bowie’s music and infused it into the pilot. Lucifer is a massive David Bowie fan. Music is a massive part of the show. It was a big thing in the pilot script and it’s something we’re trying to continue for the series. Lucifer’s taste in music is a big thing. He’s a big appreciator of music.”

But as executive producer Jonathan Littman explained, they didn’t want to straight-up mimic the late, great icon.

“Because of the way he was so explicitly drawn, unless we could get David Bowie, it’s probably better not to try and mimic David Bowie,” Littman said. “We felt like taking this fresh casting chance.”

Executive producer Joe Henderson added, “We found a different way to encapsulate that effortless cool that was David Bowie.”

Something that all the showrunners were excited about is how Lucifer is a procedural, but not in the way that people might be used to on a Fox show. Yes, Lucifer works with LAPD Detective Chloe Decker (Lauren German) on her cases, but for a unique purpose.

“Lucifer is fascinated by the crimes, why people choose to do evil and deception,” executive producer Len Wiseman said. “He loves it and gets off on it. It’s a study for him where he wants to see why humans are doing what they’re doing. If they get put in prison, he doesn’t care. He just wants to see them get punished.”

And don’t expect Lucifer to be the pure embodiment of evil. The show is going to explore who he really is deep down, not just what his job used to be, as the leader of Hell.

“We take our cues from the comic book character,” Henderson said. “The devil is the fallen son of God. He’s not evil. He’s just the rebellious son. He’s mischievous, he’s playful, but he’s also honest and he embraces his desires. Lucifer is all about exploring humanity and exploring desires. There’s no pretense. There’s nothing evil about him. Sometimes, the truth really shall set you free.”

Ellis explained that the main question of the show is whether Lucifer is the devil because he’s intrinsically evil or because God decided he was.

“He just wants to be loved at the end of the day,” executive producer Ildy Modrovich said. “He’s the eternal teenager.”


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Post by: Gregzs on February 03, 2016, 06:50:41 PM
Ghostbusters

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CaQcFgAUUAAvHuF.jpg)


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Post by: Gregzs on February 04, 2016, 06:57:17 PM
Ghost in the Shell Casts Michael Pitt as Villain

http://comicbook.com/2016/02/05/ghost-in-the-shell-casts-michael-pitt-as-villain/

Michael Pitt will clash with Scarlett Johansson in the live-action (and decidedly Americanized) Ghost in the Shell movie. The film has been off and on in the works for several years at Dreamworks, and has recently been picking up steam.

Rupert Sanders is directing the film, and it's scheduled to release March 31, 2017.

(http://media.comicbook.com/2016/02/the-laughing-man-gits-168426.jpg)

Pitt will play The Laughing Man, THR reports, a character not from the original Ghost in the Shell anime film or manga, but from the later TV series, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex. He's a high-end hacker, and keeps his face (and acts) hidden behind the logo seen above.

Scarlett Johansson is playing the lead role, though it's unclear if they'll be renaming her character, who in the manga and anime films and series is named Motoko Kusanagi, a Japanese operative.


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Post by: Gregzs on February 06, 2016, 08:44:49 PM
Constantine on Arrow with lightsabers

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ve-CF3f-t_I


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Post by: Gregzs on February 22, 2016, 06:54:52 PM
NBC's Taken Prequel Series Finds Its Young Bryan Mills

NBC is moving forward with its Taken prequel series. Now, it has officially cast its young Bryan Mills.

Clive Standen of Vikings will take on the role originally portrayed by Liam Neeson in the film trilogy which also starred LOST alum Maggie Grace and X-Men star Famke Janssen.

The drama is described as a modern-day prequel to the franchise's films. Rather than a capable retired CIA veteran, we'll see Bryan Mills in his early days of his career learning how to gain those skills. Perhaps, down the line, we'll even see how he met Lenore.

Standen's Bryan Mills will begin his adventures as a black ops agent in the elite Emergency Covert Action Team. Homeland's Alexander Cary will write the series and executive produce with Taken writer/producer Luc Besson.

Standen's credits, in addition to 30 episodes as Rollo on Vikings, include the Starz series Camelot and last year's acclaimed film, Everest.

http://comicbook.com/2016/02/22/nbcs-taken-prequel-series-finds-its-young-bryan-mills/


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Post by: Gregzs on March 03, 2016, 07:12:16 PM
Eugene "Rod" Roddenberry and Trevor Roth have been named executive producers of the upcoming Star Trek series, joining Alex Kurtzman, Heather Kadin and Bryan Fuller. Roddenberry is the son of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry and the president of Roddenberry Entertainment. Roth is the COO of Roddenberry Entertainment.

“Gene Roddenberry, the Great Bird of the Galaxy, left a finely feathered nest for all who love Star Trek to enjoy,” Bryan Fuller said in a statement. “And it is only fitting that Rod Roddenberry and Roddenberry Entertainment join our new Trek adventure to ensure that his father’s legacy of hope for the future and infinite diversity in infinite combinations runs through our tales as Gene Roddenberry intended.”

Star Trek Rod Roddenberry“Moral dilemmas, human issues, complex characters, and a genuine sense of optimism: These are the cornerstones of Star Trek and are what have made it such an influential and beloved franchise for the last 50 years,” Eugene “Rod” Roddenberry said. “While I will always be humbled by its legacy and the legions of fans who are its guardians, it’s a genuine honor to be joining a team of imaginative and incredibly capable individuals whose endeavor it is to uphold the tenants of Star Trek’s legacy while bringing it to audiences in a new era and on a contemporary platform.”

The new series will launch in the United States with a special preview broadcast on the CBS Television Network in early 2017. The premiere episode and all subsequent first-run episodes will then be available exclusively in the United States on CBS All Access. The series will also be available on television stations and platforms in other countries around the world.
- See more at: http://www.startrek.com/article/roddenberry-added-to-new-tv-series-team#sthash.hQTLa26K.dpuf


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Post by: Gregzs on March 21, 2016, 07:24:24 PM
Havok as MacGyver

Hollywood has gone MacGyver mad in the last couple of years, with the film version in development via James Wan evolving into a TV pilot focusing on the younger years of the character famously brought to life in the 1980s by Richard Dean Anderson. Now Lucas Till has landed the role of Angus MacGyver.

The TV series turns back to the clock to find MacGyver in the earliest days of his career, after he's recruited to help a clandestine government organisation stop international crime and disasters. He has a talent for coming up with unorthodox solutions and making use of whatever happens to be around at the time, from paper clips and chewing gum. And he never goes anywhere without his trusty pen knife.

Also new to the cast? Joshua Boone, who will play Gunner, MacGyver's best friend from high school. They join George Eads, playing Lincoln, a conspiracy theorist with more than the usual amount of knowledge.

The pilot has a script from Paul Downs Colaizzo and Brett Mahoney, and will be directed by David Von Ancken. Wan, who had planned to shoot the pilot but is now too busy finishing The Conjuring 2, remains aboard as a producer alongside MacGyver creator Lee David Zlotoff.

Till, who at least has the hair to be able to pull off the classic MacGyver mullet (doubt they'll go quite that far), will next be seen in X-Men: Apocalypse, due here on May 19.


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Post by: Gregzs on March 24, 2016, 06:58:29 PM
RIP Garry Shandling


Comedian, actor, writer and producer Garry Shandling, known for “It’s Garry Shandling’s Show” and “The Larry Sanders Show,” has died, the Los Angeles Police Department confirmed. He was 66.

The cause of death has not been released, but a spokesperson for the LAPD said Shandling had a “medical emergency” on Thursday and died at an L.A. hospital.

The influential comedian was not known to be suffering from any illnesses, and just a few days ago retweeted Kathy Griffin’s photo of himself, her and Bob Odenkirk.

Shandling was known for his neurotic observational humor, particularly about romantic relationships, and his no-holds-barred skewering of showbiz in his inventive TV shows. “The Larry Sanders Show” was one of the early pillars of HBO’s original series strategy, garnering Emmy Awards and critical acclaim during its 1992-1998 run.

Born in Chicago, he was raised in Tucson, Ariz., and started out majoring in electrical engineering before completing a marketing degree at the University of Arizona. After moving to Los Angeles, he sold a script for “Sanford and Son” and also wrote for “Welcome Back, Kotter.” He guest-hosted on “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson” and was in consideration to become Carson’s replacement.

In 1986, he created his own sitcom “It’s Garry Shandling’s Show,” also an early original series effort for Showtime. The show, also co-created by Alan Zweibel, was nominated for four Emmys, and ran until 1990. The show was noted for being one that often broke the fourth wall, with Shandling speaking directly to the audience, and he played a version of himself: a stand-up comedian aware of the fact that he is a sitcom character. Even the theme song was self-referential from the opening line: “This is the theme to Garry’s show…”

The seeds of “Larry Sanders Show” were planted on Showtime in 1986 when Shandling hosted “The Garry Shandling Show 25th Anniversary Special,” a parody of a Johnny Carson-esque anniversary special. He starred and co-created “Larry Sanders Show,” set in the office of a fictional late-night talk show, with Dennis Klein. Shandling was nominated for 18 Emmys for the show and, along with Peter Tolan, won an Emmy for the series finale.

“The Larry Sanders Show” was said to have a lasting impact on TV comedy, influencing such series as “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” It cracked several “best of” lists, including Time’s 100 Best TV Shows of All Time. Judd Apatow was among the staff writers on the show who went on to become a major player in the industry.

NBC offered him $5 million to take over “Late Night” when David Letterman moved to CBS in 1993, but he declined. He was also offered “The Late Late Show” but declined to do the “Larry Sanders Show.”

He was also a formidable host, hosting the Grammys in 1990, 1993 and 1994, and the Emmys in 2000 and 2004.

He appeared in and did voices for films including “Iron Man 2,” “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” “Dr. Dolittle,” “Zoolander” and “Over the Hedge.”

Shandling was never married. TMZ first reported the news.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/news/garry-shandling-dies-at-66/ar-BBqT8Nf?ocid=spartandhp


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Post by: Gregzs on March 24, 2016, 07:32:15 PM
Fooly Cooly

FLCL Seasons 2 And 3 Announced By Adult Swim

Adult Swim swim has announced a partnership with animation studio Production I.G. (Ghost in the Shell) to produce Seasons 2 and 3 of FLCL, the cult favorite anime released in 2000. The original 6-episode series followed Naota, a 12-year-old boy who met a woman that changed his life forever. Seasons 2 and 3 will each be new six-episode seasons continuing the original series’ story.

“The original FLCL is an anime classic and has been a fixture on Adult Swim since we first laid eyes on it,” said Jason DeMarco, senior vice president/creative director, Adult Swim On-Air in a press release. “I’m beyond thrilled to be able to produce a sequel with the original creators, for Toonami, where it belongs.”
 
FLCL series creator Kazuya Tsurumaki will return for the new season, serving as supervisor with director Katsuyuki Motohiro (Psycho-Pass) and character designer Yoshiyuki Sadamoto (Neon Genesis Evangelion). Also joining this season is writer Hideto Iwai (Last Dinner).

“FLCL has become an anime classic over the years, yet it has remained vibrant,” said Mitsuhisa Ishikawa, co-founder, president and CEO of Production I.G. “This new season will capture the hearts of both longtime FLCL fans from around the world and new anime viewers.”

Unfortunately, there was no mention of the Japanese rock group The Pillows returning for the new season. The Pillows’ soundtrack was as defining a feature of the original FLCL as the animation itself.

Here’s the season 2 synopsis:


In the new season of FLCL, many years have passed since Naota and Haruhara Haruko shared their adventure together. Meanwhile, the war between the two entities known as Medical Mechanica and Fraternity rages across the galaxy. Enter Hidomi, a young teenaged girl who believes there is nothing amazing to expect from her average life, until one day when a new teacher named Haruko arrives at her school. Soon enough, Medical Mechanica is attacking her town and Hidomi discovers a secret within her that could save everyone, a secret that only Haruko can unlock.

But why did Haruko return to Earth?
 What happened to her Rickenbacker 4001 she left with Naota?
 And where did the human-type robot ‘Canti’ go?
 
 All of these questions and more will be answered in the new season of the series, which is set to premiere in late 2017/early 2018 on Adult Swim.

http://comicbook.com/2016/03/24/flcl-seasons-2-and-3-announced-by-adult-swim/


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Post by: Gregzs on March 25, 2016, 10:14:04 PM
VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS Reveals Its First Images

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Valérian and Laureline is certain to stand out among its many fellow comic books to earn big screen adaptation these days. The French series, which began its run in 1967, followed the missions of a fairly classic adventuring duo—the titular spaciotemporal agents—across planets, galaxies, and dimensions. Although you might liken the vast, imaginative exploits of Valérian and Laureline to American fiction’s many intergalactic adventurers, there was always something a little bit stranger and more cerebral—you know, Frencher—about their outings. This gives director Luc Besson plenty of room to go wild in the upcoming film adaptation, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.

We catch sight of the expansive imagination inherent to the Valerian story in these first photos from the movie, which debuted over at Entertainment Weekly. Front and center are stars Dane DeHaan—upgraded to “hero” status after playing the heavy in his last comic book film, The Amazing Spider-Man 2—as Valérian, and Cara Delevingne as Laureline. Delevingne will likewise showcase her penchant for villainy in Suicide Squad, in which she plays the DC Comics sorceress Enchantress.

Though otherwise prone to cinematic criminal activity, DeHaan and Delevingne are going pure spacetime heroes in Besson’s picture, and ones charged with protecting the expanses of the unexplored universe to boot.

As much as these images do show us, they really only serve to raise questions. Slight glimpses at pieces of otherworldly technology and backdrops have us wondering where Besson will go with his newest story. The biggest question of the lot, though, has got to be: Who’s behind that big, black, metallic mask? We know that the character in question is an officer named K-Tron, but since most of the supporting players on board are thus far assigned to unknown roles, we haven’t a clue of who’ll be laying down the law in his shoes. Could it be John Goodman? Ethan Hawke? Rihanna? Not jokes—actual possibilities, people.

If you’re intrigued by the photos but need to bone up on your Valérian and Laureline, check back to EW to read their extensive interview with Besson about the project. The film hits theaters July 2017.

http://nerdist.com/valerian-and-the-city-of-a-thousand-planets-reveals-its-first-images/?gallery=383917#gallery


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Post by: Gregzs on April 04, 2016, 07:00:35 PM
BBC America has announced that the new BBC Three series Class, a Doctor Who spinoff series aimed at young adults, will be making its way stateside in 2016. The series, which boasts the prolific Stephen Moffat as an executive producer, takes place at the Coal Hill Secondary School, which most recently served as the former workplace of companion Clara Oswald. Series writer Patrick Ness, who has written a several bestselling books and several screenplays, expressed his excitement for the series.

Class will premiere on BBC America in April 2016.

Meet the cast of Class in 360°

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JhvjwuCtxFg


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Post by: Gregzs on May 02, 2016, 06:34:27 PM
Big Finish Productions January 2017

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Post by: Gregzs on May 08, 2016, 07:49:42 PM
New VICE PRINCIPALS Ad Reveals Bill Murray as the Old Boss

http://nerdist.com/new-vice-principals-ad-reveals-bill-murray-as-the-old-boss/

We were already excited for HBO‘s upcoming new comedy Vice Principals, in which Danny McBride and Walton Goggins play two competing, totally inappropriate high school administrators vying to be the new head of their school at any cost, before the latest promo.

Then this new commercial revealed that Bill Murray himself is playing the outgoing principal, and only now do we know what true excitement is. In this short ad, that we first saw at the AV Club, Murray’s outgoing principal tells the two potential replacements that he “could give a damn whoever it is” that will take his spot.

“It’s all about the students; it’s not about you two.”

If you’ve seen any of the trailers for the show, you know McBride’s Neal Gamby and Goggin’s Lee Russell do not look like they are going to take that advice to heart. Heck, Vice Principal Gamby couldn’t get through this conversation without taking a dig at Russell. “It’s very wise. I get it. I mean it might take a little while for it to sink in with this one here.” Murray’s part on the show might be limited to this one episode (his role is not even listed on IMDB as of yet), but no matter, we’ll take whatever Bill Murray we can get. It’ll also be fun to see him be the responsible one for once.

The show premieres this summer on July 17th, and has an 18-episode run first season.


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Post by: Gregzs on May 10, 2016, 09:02:37 PM
Andre the Giant  biopic planned

http://www.empireonline.com/movies/news/andre-giant-biopic-planned/

He's probably still best known to film fans for his role as Fezzik in 1987 fantasy comedy classic The Princess Bride, but Andre the Giant Roussimoff lived a fascinating tough life outside of that film part. Now a team including his daughter, Robin Christensen-Roussimoff, is putting together a biopic of the man.

Producers Scott Steindorff and Dylan Russell have hatched a deal with Christensen-Roussimoff and Lion Forge Comics to base the film on authorised graphic novel biography Andre The Giant: Closer To Heaven, which hit shelves last year, written by Brandon Easton and illustrated by Denis Medri. It chronicled his life from working on the family farm in France to his rise as part of the World Wrestling Federation, which itself was helped by his burgeoning celebrity. But his size and stature came with a price. "Andre the Giant rode the wave of the rise of wrestling in America, while suffering from the painful health condition of gigantism – there’s an Elephant Man story here,” Steindorff tells Variety.

“I’m really excited to watch this story come to life on the big screen,” Robin Christensen-Roussimoff adds. “It’s been a labour of love for everyone involved, and we’re really looking forward to making it available to a larger audience.” Roussimoff died in 1993.

The next step will be to find a writing and directing team and, crucially, someone who can portray Roussimoff.

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Post by: Gregzs on May 25, 2016, 11:04:46 AM
Beth Howland, Who Played Vera on 'Alice,' Dies at 74

http://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/news/beth-howland-who-played-vera-on-alice-dies-at-74/ar-BBttpC3?ocid=spartandhp

Howland played naive diner waitress Vera Louise Gorman on Alice for the nine-year run of the comedy that ended in 1985.
Beth Howland, the actress who was best known for her role as a ditzy waitress on the 1970s and '80s CBS sitcom Alice, has died. She was 74.

Her husband, actor Charles Kimbrough (Murphy Brown), told The Associated Press that Howland died of lung cancer in Santa Monica on Dec. 31. He said there was no funeral or memorial service and "that was her choice."

Howland played naive diner waitress Vera Louise Gorman on Alice for the nine-year run of the comedy that ended in 1985, earning four Golden Globe nominations. Her credits also include parts on the The Mary Tyler Moore Show andThe Love Boat.

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Post by: Gregzs on June 19, 2016, 06:35:21 PM
'Star Trek' actor Anton Yelchin dies in fatal car accident at age 27

http://www.msn.com/en-us/movies/news/star-trek-actor-anton-yelchin-dies-in-fatal-car-accident-at-age-27/ar-AAhiCF5?ocid=spartandhp

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Anton Yelchin, a rising actor best known for playing Chekov in the new "Star Trek" films, was killed by his own car as it rolled backward down his driveway early Sunday, police and his publicist said.


The car pinned Yelchin, 27, against a brick mailbox pillar and a security fence at his home in Studio City, according to Los Angeles police Officer Jenny Hosier. He had gotten out of the vehicle momentarily, but police did not say why he was behind it when it started rolling.

Yelchin was on his way to meet friends for a rehearsal, Hosier said. When he didn't show up, the group came to his home and found him dead.

The freak accident tragically cuts short the promising career of an actor whom audiences were still getting to know.

Yelchin began acting as a child, taking small roles in independent films and various television shows, such as "ER," ''The Practice," and "Curb Your Enthusiasm." His breakout big-screen role came opposite Anthony Hopkins in 2001's "Hearts in Atlantis."

He transitioned into teenage roles in films such as the crime thriller "Alpha Dog" and the teen comedy "Charlie Bartlett." He also played a young Kyle Reese in 2009's "Terminator Salvation."

Yelchin, an only child, was born in Russia. His parents were professional figure skaters who moved the family to the United States when Yelchin was a baby. He briefly flirted with skating lessons, too, before discovering that he wasn't very skilled on the ice. That led him to acting class.

"I loved the improvisation part of it the most, because it was a lot like just playing around with stuff. There was something about it that I just felt completely comfortable doing and happy doing," Yelchin told The Associated Press in 2011 while promoting the romantic drama "Like Crazy." He starred opposite Felicity Jones.

"(My father) still wanted me to apply to college and stuff, and I did," Yelchin said. "But this is what I wanted."

His biggest role to date has been in the rebooted "Star Trek" films as the heavily accented navigator Chekov, for which he was able to draw on his Russian roots. The third film in the series, "Star Trek Beyond," comes out in July.

"What's great about him is he can do anything. He's a chameleon. He can do bigger movies or smaller, more intimate ones," ''Like Crazy" director Drake Doremus told the AP in 2011. "There are a lot of people who can't, who can only do one or the other. ... That's what blows my mind."

Yelchin transitioned between the big sci-fi franchise and voicing a part for "The Smurfs." He also appeared in more eccentric and artier fare, like Jim Jarmusch's vampire film "Only Lovers Left Alive" and Jeremy Saulnier's horror thriller "Green Room," a cult favorite that came out earlier this year.

The actor's publicist, Jennifer Allen, confirmed his death and said his family requests privacy.


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Post by: Gregzs on June 24, 2016, 07:07:32 PM
9 Deleted Scenes That Explain Confusing Movie Moments

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsTguQvmq8k


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Post by: Gregzs on July 30, 2016, 05:41:53 PM
Test Flight of Star Trek's U.S.S. Discovery

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqm9HSYbf0o


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Post by: Gregzs on August 04, 2016, 08:55:05 PM
David Huddleston, Who Played ‘The Big Lebowski,’ Dies at 85

http://www.msn.com/en-us/movies/news/david-huddleston-who-played-%E2%80%98the-big-lebowski%E2%80%99-dies-at-85/ar-BBvh8OF?li=BBmkt5R&ocid=spartandhp

David Huddleston, a noted character actor who was most famously known for the titular role in “The Big Lebowski” died Tuesday at 85. His wife, Sarah Koeppe, told the Los Angeles Times that he died of kidney and lung disease in Santa Fe, N.M.

Huddleston’s character in the 1998 “The Big Lebowski” epitomized the types of characters he was known for — big dons or capos and tempestuous men. Although he is in only a few scenes in the film, he crosses paths with Jeff Bridges’ Lebowski character, aka “The Dude,” after a group of gang members attack “The Dude” mistaking him for Huddleston’s millionaire Lebowski. Though the film was not a hit when it first premiered, it has since become a huge cult sensation with a devoted fan base.

Before he was cast as the Big Lebowski, he guest starred on several TV shows, including “Walker Texas Ranger,” “Murder, She Wrote,” “Gilmore Girls” and “The West Wing” and had a recurring role as the grandfather on “The Wonder Years.” His film credits include the title role in 1985’s “Santa Claus: The Movie,” “Capricorn One,” “Blazing Saddles” and “The Producers.”

His wife told the L.A. Times that he considered his “crowning achievement” to be the role of Benajmin Franklin in the 1997 Broadway production of “1776.”

Born in Vinton, Va., he served in the Air Force and then studied acting in New York on the G.I. Bill.

Huddleston is survived by his wife.

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Post by: TuHolmes on August 07, 2016, 02:40:28 PM
Test Flight of Star Trek's U.S.S. Discovery

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqm9HSYbf0o

I really like that model Starship. I'm going to like this series most likely.


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Post by: Gregzs on October 13, 2016, 07:33:22 PM
20 years of South Park

http://www.ew.com/gallery/south-park-highlights


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Post by: Gregzs on October 28, 2016, 08:10:03 PM
The small-scale thriller 10 Cloverfield Lane was a sideways sequel to the monster flick Cloverfield, and now we know what J.J. Abrams is cooking up for the third film in the trilogy.
The Wrap confirms God Particle will be the third Cloverfield film, following a team of astronauts who make a “shocking discovery” that “challenges all they know about the fabric of reality, even as they desperately fight for their survival.” The project will probably have a budget of under $10 million, and with Abrams and the Cloverfield brand attached, it’ll certainly make a profit (a strategy that worked out well for the low-budget 10 Cloverfield Lane).
The script for God Particle was written by Oren Uziel, and it’s being directed by Julis Onah (The Girl Is in Trouble). The film stars Daniel Brühl, David Oyelowo, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Ziyi Zhang, Elizabeth Debicki and Chris O’Dowd. J.J. Abrams is producing.
Looking at the franchise as a while, Abrams and Paramount are developing even more Cloverfield-related projects for release in the coming years. Ideally, the goal is to drop a new Cloverfield flick each year.
God Particle is set to open Feb. 24, 2017.


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Post by: Gregzs on October 29, 2016, 10:14:22 PM
Darth Maul: Apprentice

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Djo_91jN3Pk


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Post by: Gregzs on November 12, 2016, 06:11:50 PM
Ghost in the Shell Official Teaser Trailer #1 (2017)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4GNm7IHLHgY


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Post by: Gregzs on November 27, 2016, 11:14:35 AM
RIP Ron Glass

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Post by: Gregzs on December 13, 2016, 09:27:51 PM
Humans Season 2 starts February 13.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrS0pUAhVqo


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Post by: Gregzs on December 30, 2016, 08:37:37 PM
Tyrus Wong, Pioneer ‘Bambi’ Artist, Dies at 106

Tyrus Wong, whose paintings served as visual inspiration for Disney’s animated classic “Bambi,” died Friday, Dec. 30. He was 106.
Wong’s death was announced on his Facebook page.

“With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of Tyrus Wong,” the post read. “Tyrus died peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving daughters Kim, Kay and Tai-Ling. He was 106 years old.”

Wong was born in China before immigrating to the Bay Area at age 9. From there he went to art school on a scholarship followed by accepting a low-level animation job in 1938. After hearing about Walt Disney’s “Bambi” project he put together some paintings of deer in a forest, which impressed Disney enough to use them as inspiration for the film. The animated classic isn’t all Wong is known for though, he’s also worked on film’s like “Rebel Without a Cause, “The Green Berets,” and “The Wild Bunch.”

In 2001, Wong was named a Disney Legend, and in 2013 he had his artwork featured in the Walt Disney Family Museum. In October of this year Wong received two honors at the Asian World Film Festival. He was awarded with a lifetime achievement award on the opening day with the following day (his 106th birthday) being the screening of the documentary about him titled “Tyrus” directed by Pam Tom.

Wong is survived by his daughters Kim, Kay and Tai-Ling.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/movies/news/tyrus-wong-pioneer-%E2%80%98bambi%E2%80%99-artist-dies-at-106/ar-BBxJOwM?li=BBmkt5R&ocid=spartandhp


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Post by: Gregzs on December 31, 2016, 02:14:16 PM
Researchers find Cumberbatch related to Holmes' creator

http://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/news/researchers-find-cumberbatch-related-to-holmes-creator/ar-BBxLy8U?li=AA2qN5v&ocid=spartandhp

NEW YORK (AP) — Genealogy detectives have discovered that Benedict Cumberbatch, the British actor who portrays Sherlock Holmes in the PBS television series, is distantly related to the author who created the iconic character more than a century ago.
Cumberbatch, 40, and the late Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who died in 1930, were 16th cousins, twice removed, according to the web site Ancestry.com.

Cumberbatch and "Sherlock" return for three new episodes beginning Sunday night. With the British actor rocketing to movie stardom, it's likely to be his last time in the character.
Ancestry.com wasn't asked to dig into the backgrounds of Cumberbatch and Doyle, but its researchers love both the series and historical puzzles, said spokesman Dallin Hatch. They haven't told the actor of the connection.

Doyle and Cumberbatch's common ancestor was John of Gaunt, the duke of Lancaster and the fourth son of King Edward III of England, who lived in the 14th Century, the website said. John of Gaunt was Doyle's 15th great-grandfather and Cumberbatch's 17th great-grandfather.
"Making family history connections is similar to piecing together a mysterious puzzle, one that the great Sherlock Holmes himself would be intrigued to solve," said Lisa Elzey, family historian at Ancestry.

Holmes and sidekick John Watson, played in the PBS series by Martin Freeman, came to life in a novel written in 1890, and were featured in dozens more detective stories.


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Post by: Gregzs on January 30, 2017, 08:40:42 PM
Namco Founder Masaya Nakamura Passes Away At The Age Of 91

http://wwg.com/2017/01/30/namco-founder-masaya-nakamura-passes-away-at-the-age-of-91/

It’s a sad day for video gaming fans, as Masaya Nakamura, the founder of Namco, has passed away at the age of 91.

Bandai Namco made the official statement earlier today, although Nakamura actually passed away last week, on January 22nd.

Nakamura began Namco back in 1955 as Nakamura Manufacturing, a company that specialized in making amusement park rides. However, in 1958, he renamed it Nakamura Amusement Machine Manufacturing Company, or Namco for short.

However, the company would hit its stride when it entered the video game division, making a number of classics like Pac-Man, Galaga and Dig-Dug, amongst countless others. It would continue this stride into the 90’s with entries in the home market, including ports of popular arcade games like Time Crisis and Ridge Racer, along with various entries in the Tekken franchise.

Nakamura’s company merged with Bandai in 2005, creating Bandai Namco Games in the process and revolutionizing third party releases across a number of categories, including anime-based games and arcade-style titles.

This year looks to be a strong one for the company as well, with Tekken 7 set to release this June, and other releases on the way as well.
Our sympathy goes out to Nakamura’s family and peers. He will be missed.


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Post by: Gregzs on February 07, 2017, 09:18:39 PM
Richard Hatch, ‘Battlestar Galactica’ star, dead at 71

http://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/celebrity/richard-hatch-%E2%80%98battlestar-galactica%E2%80%99-star-dead-at-71/ar-AAmIwuj?li=BBmkt5R&ocid=spartandhp

Richard Hatch, who was best known for his role as Captain Apollo in “Battlestar Galactica,” died Tuesday. He was 71.

Hatch got his start with the Los Angeles Repertory Theater as well as shows in Chicago and off Broadway before moving to the silver screen, where he debuted in 1971 on “All My Children.”

His first major role came in “The Streets of San Francisco” as Inspector Dan Robbins in 1976, the final season of the detective show.

But his most famous part was Captain Apollo in the 1978 “Battlestar Galactica” TV show, a role for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe.

Over the years, Hatch also made guest appearances on shows including “The Waltons,” “Hawaii Five-O” and “Baywatch.”

He also spent much of his later career attempting to revive “Battlestar Galactica,” including novels based on the series.

Hatch even went as far as to write, co-direct and produce a trailer for a spinoff called “The Second Coming,” but Universal Studios rejected his pitch.

Instead, the studio ordered a remake from Ronald D. Moore in which Hatch played Tom Zarek, a terrorist-turned-politician, for 22 episodes over the show’s four-season run.

“Richard Hatch was a good man, a gracious man, and a consummate professional,” Moore tweeted after the news broke. “His passing is a heavy blow to the entire BSG family.”

“Richard Hatch, you made our universe a better place,” wrote Edward James Olmos, who starred in the reboot. “We love you for it. Rest In Peace my friend. So Say We All.”

“I share tragic news with a heavy heart,” wrote composer Bear McCreary, who broke the news. “Richard Hatch is no longer with us. Goodbye Tom Zarek / Apollo.”

“R.I.P. Richard Hatch. Thank you for all your kindness and advice over the years,” wrote “Galacticast” actress Casey McKinnon. “We'll miss you."




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Post by: Gregzs on March 06, 2017, 08:13:47 PM
Fargo Season 3

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avAo6CbtTgE


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Post by: Gregzs on April 01, 2017, 07:06:09 PM
Justin Trudeau Wants a Rematch with Matthew Perry: 'Who Hasn't Wanted to Punch Chandler?'

http://www.msn.com/en-us/entertainment/celebrity/justin-trudeau-wants-a-rematch-with-matthew-perry-who-hasnt-wanted-to-punch-chandler/ar-BBz9ZqX?li=BBmkt5R&ocid=spartandhp

Watch out Matthew Perry - Justin Trudeau is ready to fight!

The Canadian prime minister tweeted on Saturday morning that he's ready for a rematch with the Friends star, who beat him up once when they attended elementary school at Rockcliffe Park Public School in Ottawa.

I've been giving it some thought, and you know what, who hasn't wanted to punch Chandler? Trudeau, 45, wrote. How about a rematch @MatthewPerry?

Perry, who is half-Canadian, recounted their original fight during a visit to Jimmy Kimmel Liveon March 15.

Although the 47-year-old actor was in fifth grade at the time - and a few years ahead of Trudeau - he was envious of the boy.

My friend Chris Murray, who was also in the fifth grade in Canada, reminded me that we actually beat up Justin Trudeau, he told Kimmel, 49. We both beat him up. I think he was excelling in a sport that we weren't so it was pure jealousy.

Trudeau's father, Pierre Trudeau, was then-prime minister - but Perry insisted that wasn't the reason he attacked him.

I think he was the only kid in school that we could beat up, he said, adding, You know, I'm not bragging about this, this is terrible. I was a stupid kid, I didn't want to beat him up. In fact, I think at one point I tried to turn it into love play.

Trudeau assumed office in November 2015. Looking back on it, Perry credits his alleged knockdown or the prime minister's success.

I think it was rather instrumental in him ... going to such great heights and becoming the prime minister, Perry told Kimmel of the alleged knockdown. I think he said, 'I'm gonna rise above this and I'm gonna become prime minister.'


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Post by: Gregzs on April 01, 2017, 08:18:38 PM
The Son

http://www.amc.com/shows/the-son


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Post by: Gregzs on April 02, 2017, 09:00:52 PM
RICK AND MORTY Has Made Fans Demand That McDonald’s Szechuan Sauce Return

http://nerdist.com/rick-and-morty-mcdonalds-szechuan-sauce-mulan-adult-swim-chicken-mcnuggets-nugget-april-fools-fool/

WARNING: This article contains spoilers for the Rick and Morty season 3 premiere that aired last night.

After creating fake memories, transporting his intelligence from body to body, and playing brutal mindgames on Morty, Rick Sanchez concluded last night’s early April Fool’s Rick and Morty season premiere by explaining his motivations: revenge on son-in-law Jerry, and a craving for the sweet, sweet Szechuan sauce that McDonald’s introduced as a tie-in to Disney‘s Mulan. And no, this wasn’t a made-up pop-culture joke: as you can see in the commercial above, it was a real thing.

You have to wonder what Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr., which ran a massive rebranding ad mid-show to demonstrate a new move away from sexy commercials, thought about the fact that McDonald’s seems to have gotten a bigger pop-culture boost, presumably without paying for it. Fans are already starting petitions for McDonald’s to bring back the sauce, and you can sign online if you agree–they’re pretty close to the 7,500 goal last time we checked.

While the Golden Arches might not do such a thing because a cartoon aimed at adults asked, it bears repeating that there is a live-action remake of Mulan coming from Disney, and while it reportedly won’t feature any songs, nobody has ruled out fast food tie-ins. It’s almost like some sort of cosmic convergence.

Perhaps the bigger question, though, is why aren’t people talking about Shoney’s, which was revealed as Rick’s mental safe space? They’re tougher to find in many parts of the country, but totally worth the search. A tie-in menu is probably too much to hope for when your lead character is always belching up green drool and has a friend named Mr. Poopybutthole, but we can dream. Ooo-wee!


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Post by: Gregzs on April 06, 2017, 08:16:47 PM
John Simm to return as the Master in Doctor Who

http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/doctorwho/entries/9ecdaaa1-10e1-45a7-a266-bdd7a1adcdf2

John Simm will return as the Master to battle the Doctor (Peter Capaldi), new companion Bill Potts (Pearl Mackie) and Nardole (Matt Lucas) in the forthcoming series of Doctor Who.

John Simm says: “I can confirm that it’s true, thanks to the power of time travel I’m back. It’s always a pleasure to work with this great team of people and I can’t wait for you all to see what the Master gets up to in the next series. “

Steven Moffat, writer and executive producer, says: "Nothing stays secret for long on Doctor Who but you'll have to wait a little bit longer to see exactly what the Master is up to and how he makes his return to face the Doctor. It’s been a huge pleasure to have fan favourites John Simm and Michelle Gomez face to face in the same role! It’s not often you get to see a solo personality clash."

John Simm was last seen as the Master on New Year’s Day 2010. Viewers will have to wait to see exactly when and how the Master will return to the new series, which starts on Saturday 15 April at 7:20pm on BBC One.

As previously announced, Doctor Who series 10 will also star Michelle Gomez as Missy – a later regeneration of the Master. Other returning foes include the Daleks, the Ice Warriors and – returning for the first time in over 50 years – the Mondasian Cybermen. An exciting line up of new faces and adversaries will debut across the series, including adorable-but-deadly Emojibots and David Suchet as the Landlord.


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Post by: Gregzs on April 07, 2017, 08:29:44 PM
'Jewel in the Crown' actor Tim Pigott-Smith dies at 70

http://www.msn.com/en-us/entertainment/celebrity/jewel-in-the-crown-actor-tim-pigott-smith-dies-at-70/ar-BBzxGxn?li=BBmkt5R&ocid=spartandhp

LONDON — Tim Pigott-Smith, a versatile British actor who recently played Prince Charles on stage and screen, has died at the age of 70.

The actor's agent, John Grant, says Pigott-Smith died Friday. Grant called him "one of the great actors of his generation ... a gentleman and a true friend."

Pigott-Smith was already a veteran of stage and screen when he came to international attention as a sadistic police officer in British-controlled India in the 1980s miniseries "The Jewel in the Crown."

The show became a global sensation, and Pigott-Smith said it "changed my life."

Born in Rugby, central England in 1946, Pigott-Smith trained at the Bristol Old Vic theater school and built up a diverse career on stage, television and film. He became a regular on British TV screens in everything from "Doctor Who" to "Downton Abbey," and had roles in movies including "V for Vendetta," ''Gangs Of New York" and the James Bond thriller "Quantum Of Solace."

He is due to appear onscreen with Judi Dench in Stephen Frears' historical drama "Victoria and Abdul," due for release in Britain in September.

He recently won Olivier and Tony award nominations for the London and New York runs of the play "King Charles III," which imagines disastrous events after the current heir to the British throne becomes king. He reprised the role for a TV adaptation.

Pigott-Smith is survived by his wife Pamela Miles and their son Tom.


Title: Re: Miscellaneous Entertainment
Post by: Gregzs on May 18, 2017, 07:45:31 PM
The Biggest Movie From the Year You Were Born

https://www.thrillist.com/entertainment/nation/oscar-winning-movies-box-office-hits-birthday-years


Title: Re: Miscellaneous Entertainment
Post by: Gregzs on May 23, 2017, 08:06:21 PM
Roger Moore, James Bond Star, Dies at 89

http://www.msn.com/en-us/movies/celebrity/roger-moore-james-bond-star-dies-at-89/ar-BBBs2T0?li=BBmkt5R&ocid=spartandhp

Roger Moore, the handsome English actor who appeared in seven films as James Bond and as Simon Templar on “The Saint” TV series, has died in Switzerland after a short battle with cancer. He was 89.

His family issued an announcement on Twitter: “It is the heaviest of hearts, we must share the awful news that our father, Sir Roger Moore, passed away today. We are all devastated.”

Moore appeared in more official Bond pics than his friend Sean Connery over a longer period of time, and while Connery’s fans were fiercely loyal, polls showed that many others favored Moore’s lighter, more humorous take on 007.

In 1972, Moore was asked to join Her Majesty’s Secret Service. He took on the mantle of 007 for 1973’s “Live and Let Die,” which would lead to six more turns as England’s top spy. In addition to reviving the franchise at the B.O. after waning prospects at the end of Connery’s run, the new James Bond relied on more humor in stories that cranked up the camp.

Moore as Bond began to shake off the Connery comparisons and pick up speed after 1977’s “The Spy Who Loved Me” launched the series into super-blockbuster status, raking in $185.4 million worldwide. Next up, the outer space-traveling “Moonraker” (1979) cumed $202 million and 1981’s “For Your Eyes Only” took $194 million.

“Octopussy” (1983) marked a downward turn in the franchise’s fortunes, with B.O. of $183.7 million, and 1985’s “A View to a Kill” saw the actor ready to surrender his license to kill, taking in a little over $150 million.

The young actor came to the U.S. in 1953. MGM signed him to a contract and he received supporting work on several pictures. He played a tennis pro in 1954’s “The Last Time I Saw Paris,” with Elizabeth Taylor. The role was one of several in the ’50s that hinged on his tall, athletic good looks. He would often play royalty or military characters.

Moore had his first taste of smallscreen stardom from 1956-58 as the lead, Sir Winfred, in ITV’s “Ivanhoe.” While still drawing film roles, he would continue to star in TV programs, following “Ivanhoe” with short-lived ABC Western “The Alaskans” and replacing James Garner in “Maverick” in 1960-61 (Moore played British cousin Beau Maverick). By the time he arrived on “Maverick,” its popularity was waning, but Moore won over the cast and crew with his good humor and charm, on-set qualities for which the actor would be known throughout his career.

In 1962, Moore began playing one of the roles that would define his celebrity, dashing thief Simon Templar, who would steal from rich villains each week on “The Saint.” The show ran 118 episodes, transitioning from B&W to color and finally wrapping in 1969. The British skein initially ran in syndication in the States but was part of NBC’s primetime schedule from 1967-69.

Stories would feature exotic locales, beautiful women and plenty of action, elements shared with the bigscreen tales about a certain British spy of the era. Ironically, it was the “Saint” contract that prevented Moore from competing for the role of 007 when Sean Connery was cast in 1962’s “Dr. No.”

Moore returned to the bigscreen with a pair of forgettable thrillers in ’69 and ’70. Despite having sworn off TV, he was subsequently lured back for “The Persuaders.” The show, which featured Moore and Tony Curtis as millionaire playboy crime-fighters, ran only one season; it was successful in Europe but failed in its run on ABC in the U.S.

During his 13 years as 007, Moore landed feature roles in other actioners, but none that would compete with the Bond franchise. Movies from that period include 1978’s “The Wild Geese,” with Richard Burton and Richard Harris, and 1980’s “ffolkes” with James Mason and David Hedison, who played CIA agent Felix Leiter in “Live and Let Die.”

The actor took great fun in skewering his slick image offscreen and on-, including appearances in “Cannonball Run” and TV’s “The Muppet Show,” in which he struck out with Miss Piggy; in the 2002 comedy “Boat Trip,” he played a flamboyant homosexual with some Bond-like elements, and in 2004 he lent his voice to animated short “The Fly Who Loved Me.”

He also occasionally appeared both on the big- and smallscreen. He appeared in the Spice Girls feature “Spice World,” provided a voice for “The Saint” feature in 1997, appeared in an episode of “Alias” in 2003 and had a role in the 2013 telepic version of “The Saint” starring Eliza Dushku.

Moore did quite a bit of voicework in the 2000s in pics including “Here Comes Peter Cottontail,” “Agent Crush,” “Gnomes and Trolls: The Forest Trial,” “De vilde svaner” and 2010’s “Cats and Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore,” whose title was an allusion to Bond girl Pussy Galore of “Goldfinger”; his “Cats and Dogs” character was Tab Lazenby.

He became a UNICEF goodwill ambassador in 1991 and had been an active advocate for children’s causes. In 1999, he was honored by the British government with the title Commander of the British Empire.

Moore was born in Stockwell, South London. Despite health problems, Moore excelled at school and took an early interest in art and drawing. His grammar school education was interrupted by the start of WWII; he and his mother spent most of the war in Amersham, 25 miles outside of London.

In 1943, Moore decided to leave school and pursue work in animation at Publicity Pictures Prods., where he was a junior trainee in cartooning. But mishandling of some celluloid brought a swift conclusion to that career path.

Moore began his long acting career during the summer of 1944, when a friend recommended that he seek work as an extra on the film “Caesar and Cleopatra,” which brought Moore a walk-on role and the attention of co-director Brian Desmond Hurst, who was impressed with the looks of the tall, thin young man and secured him extra parts in two subsequent pics. With the support of Hurst, Moore auditioned for and was admitted to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts.

In 1945, Moore was called up for national service and, after basic training, was recommended for the Intelligence Corps. “The only reason they commissioned me was I looked good in a uniform,” Moore joked of his military career.

The actor’s autobiography, “My Word Is My Bond,” was published in 2008; his other books include memoir “One Lucky Bastard” and “Bond on Bond.” In recent years he toured with a popular one-man show, “An Evening With Roger Moore.”

Moore was married to skater Doorn Van Steyn, singer Dorothy Squires, Italian actress Luisa Mattioli and finally to Danish-Swedish multimillionaire Kristina “Kiki” Tholstrup. He is survived by Tholstrup; a daughter, actress Deborah Moore; and two sons, Geoffrey Moore, an actor, and Christian Moore, a film producer.


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Post by: Gregzs on June 17, 2017, 09:13:22 PM
Stephen Furst Dies: ‘Animal House’, ‘St. Elsewhere’ Actor Was 63

http://www.msn.com/en-us/movies/news/stephen-furst-dies-%E2%80%98animal-house%E2%80%99-%E2%80%98st-elsewhere%E2%80%99-actor-was-63/ar-BBCOEzI?li=BBmkt5R&ocid=spartandhp

Actor Stephen Furst, best known for his performance as the hapless Flounder in Animal House and put-upon rookie doc Eliott Axelrod on St. Elsewhere, died yesterday due to complications from diabetes.

His death was announced by his sons Nathan and Griffith Furst, who asked that fans “celebrate  his life by watching one of his movies or use one of his bits to make someone else laugh – really, really hard.” See their entire statement.

Furst had a couple of small credits before landing the part of Kent “Flounder” Dorfman in 1978’s Animal House. He went on to reprise the role in TV’s short-lived Delta House in 1979.
Guest credits on series like The Jeffersons, Chips and Newhart preceded his second most-memorable role, as Dr. Axelrod on the groundbreaking St. Elsewhere, a performance by turns comic and dramatic as he was forever subjected to the ire of William Daniels’ tyrannical Dr. Mark Craig.

He later played Vir Cotto in the 1994-98 Babylon 5, and was the voice of Booster in TV’s Buzz Lightyear of Star Command, among numerous other roles. He was also a spokesperson for the American Diabetes Association


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Post by: Gregzs on July 01, 2017, 09:13:02 PM
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Title: Re: Miscellaneous Entertainment
Post by: Gregzs on July 15, 2017, 07:54:21 AM
Andy Velcich in Swolemates

(https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/19399591_262992957514305_7680400090591153642_n.jpg?oh=52b35f7cb0441f3f7800bdfa96acb804&oe=59F86ABF)

https://www.facebook.com/swolematestvshow/?hc_ref=ARSo9DcypyIAFO4NTKQcXPk24-ejszonSvPWW2XlJmoHEPxmVEcnq09oVI2WE-THyqo&fref=nf


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Post by: Gregzs on July 16, 2017, 12:47:02 PM
BBC Reveals First Female 'Doctor Who' Lead

http://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/news/bbc-reveals-first-female-doctor-who-lead/ar-BBEvU90?li=BBmkt5R&ocid=spartandhp

The BBC on Sunday revealed Jodie Whittaker as the 13th Doctor for hit series Doctor Who. 

She will be the first female lead for the sci-fi series on the U.K. public broadcaster. Current lead Peter Capaldi will leave his role after this year's Christmas special.

The BBC had on Friday announced that it would unveil the new Doctor after the men's Wimbledon final, taking fans by surprise. Among the various names thrown out by bookies as contenders for the Doctor Who lead role have been the likes of Fleabag creator and star Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Death in Paradise actor Kris Marshall and even Tilda Swinton.

Capaldi first stepped into the Tardis in 2013 and is set to leave at the same time as showrunner Steven Moffat exits the show.

Earlier this year, Pearl Mackie was tapped to play the first openly gay companion to the space-hopping doc


Title: Re: Miscellaneous Entertainment
Post by: Gregzs on July 23, 2017, 07:04:12 PM
Doctor Who Christmas Special Trailer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCkDXegqjR0


Title: Re: Miscellaneous Entertainment
Post by: Gregzs on September 10, 2017, 09:12:31 AM
The Shape of Water

Del Toro: Venice win vindicates sci-fi genres

http://my.xfinity.com/articles/entertainment-movies/20170909/EU-Venice-Film-Festival-The-Latest-bb3c?cid=featuredmovies_media_deltoro

VENICE, Italy (AP) — The Latest on the Venice Film Festival (all times local):
10 p.m.

Director Guillermo del Toro says his Venice Film Festival victory is a vindication of monster movies, science-fiction movies and other sometimes-derided cinema genres.

Del Toro won the festival's Golden Lion top prize on Saturday for his monster movie "The Shape of Water" — a rare victory at a top cinema festival for a fantasy film. The Mexican director says it's "a beautiful encouragement, a beautiful act of love, and I think it is something very necessary."

The 52-year-old director says it has been his "life's mission" to show that genre films can be intelligent, artistic and beautiful. His previous films include "Hellboy" and "Pan's Labyrinth."


Title: Re: Miscellaneous Entertainment
Post by: Gregzs on September 11, 2017, 05:58:21 PM
Super Size Me 2

https://www.vice.com/en_ca/article/nee85z/in-super-size-me-2-morgan-spurlock-goes-after-the-chicken-industry?utm_campaign=global&utm_source=vicecanadafbca


Title: Re: Miscellaneous Entertainment
Post by: Gregzs on September 12, 2017, 05:20:18 PM
Mark LaMura Dies: 'All My Children' Star Was 68

http://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/news/mark-lamura-dies-all-my-children-star-was-68/ar-AArPpvo?ocid=spartandhp

Emmy-nominated actor Mark LaMura, known for his role as Mark Dalton on All My Children, has died. LaMura died September 11 from lung cancer. He was 68.

LaMura appeared on All My Children from 1977 to 1989 and made occasional guest appearances through the ‘90s. His character Mark Dalton was the brother of Susan Lucci’s Erica Kane. Lucci remembered LaMura in an Instagram post. 

In addition to All My Children, LaMura also appeared as John Doe in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode, “Transfigurations”. He also appeared in several theatrical productions, Shakespearean plays and The Rise Of Dorothy Hale. He portrayed Oscar Madison in the 2013 revival production of The Odd Couple alongside Jeff Talbott as Felix Unger. 


Title: Re: Miscellaneous Entertainment
Post by: Gregzs on September 18, 2017, 06:57:57 PM
The Shape of Water

Del Toro: Venice win vindicates sci-fi genres

http://my.xfinity.com/articles/entertainment-movies/20170909/EU-Venice-Film-Festival-The-Latest-bb3c?cid=featuredmovies_media_deltoro

VENICE, Italy (AP) — The Latest on the Venice Film Festival (all times local):
10 p.m.

Director Guillermo del Toro says his Venice Film Festival victory is a vindication of monster movies, science-fiction movies and other sometimes-derided cinema genres.

Del Toro won the festival's Golden Lion top prize on Saturday for his monster movie "The Shape of Water" — a rare victory at a top cinema festival for a fantasy film. The Mexican director says it's "a beautiful encouragement, a beautiful act of love, and I think it is something very necessary."

The 52-year-old director says it has been his "life's mission" to show that genre films can be intelligent, artistic and beautiful. His previous films include "Hellboy" and "Pan's Labyrinth."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbmAo7iSkz0