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Though there are some spoilers sprinkled throughout this piece for some of the films, they are largely vague for readers who have not seen the films in question.
In his book Nixonland: The Rise of a President and the Fracturing of America, journalist Rick Pearlstein posits that Nixon, one of history’s most reviled presidents, manipulated social trends, tense racial crises and even war to assume the office, and, perhaps inadvertently, created the way the Right and Left deal with each other in the present day. The scars of the seventies indeed still hang like a dark cloud over Washington, its internal systems ravaged by covert bugging operations and illegal payoffs. With Edward Snowden’s Nsa revelations and Wikileaks at the forefront today, America has once again regressed into paranoia, though nothing in contemporary cinema compares to the violent, bleak reactions filmmakers had to the Watergate scandal. The occasional modern conspiracy thriller, »
- Kenny Hedges
This is my tenth year attending the Fantasia Film Festival, though it is my first with a press pass. Gone are the days where I pay for tickets and try to snatch interview subjects for a blog no one really reads. This year’s line-up will certainly be keeping me busy. Here are five to which I’m particularly looking forward.
Welcome to New York
Directed by Abel Ferrara
Ferrara’s work almost always comes with the pre-requisite of controversy, and here we find him back in his own personal playground: New York City. Granted, it’s been some time since the likes of Bad Lieutenant, and the city itself has changed a great deal from Koch to Giuliani environs. It has also been home to the unspeakable financial crimes of the past decade, which makes New York all the more interesting »
- Kenny Hedges
While we were all surprised when Christopher Walken started dancing like a dream round a hotel in Fatboy Slim’s Weapon Of Choice video back in 2001, it wasn’t a big deal for the intense actor himself, who started his career in musical theatre. Since then we’ve grown accustomed to lighter performances in fare such as Hairspray, but his latest role has come out of left field. In fact it’s hoved out of the mist, all cutlasses swishing and is ready to seize control of the NBC airwaves this Christmas with Peter Pan The Musical.
Hugh Jackman may think he’s going to be scaring the kids as Blackbeard in the forthcoming Pan movie, but that’s going to be nothing compared to Walken as Captain Hook. Not only that but the show is going to be happening live. How do you like them onions Jackman? The veteran »
- Steve Palace
Attention Those Who Actually Have Artistic Talent: I am JamesMan, the Christopher Walken man of the site, and I need you! Not physically... okay a tad physically. Well not physically as in start getting handsy with me but start getting handsy with your pencil. No not that one, the wood one, the one in your hands, dammit, the one you can draw things with. Oh screw it! There, that thing ^ Why do I need your services? Well way back when in January fellow Cbm'ers decided they wanted to do something amazing (time consuming). They wanted to build a universe of our own, the Comic Book Movie Online Alternate Universe. Where we can create stories using a variety of characters and each one is connected to the same universe (well DC and Marvel are kept separate). I chose to take on the jolly green giant of comics, Hulk. So the problem? »
NBC found success last Thanksgiving with Carrie Underwood’s Sound of Music, causing them trying to find another one to produce. Thus they decided Peter Pan Live! will do and they are now slowing announcing who will be starring on the special show. During the Television Critics Assoc. summer press tour, NBC announced that Oscar winning star Christopher Walken as become hooked into the project. Yes, he landed the role of Captain Hook. They also announced that Kristen Bell was approached, but turned down the role. It is expected to premier in December.
This is huge news for Christopher as he has worked hard all of his life. It is nice to see that he can still land impress TV roles. While we all can agree it isn’t the most special, we are sure he will give it justice. He has the acting skill and experiencing backing him here. »
- Sarah Peel
Tom Huller look at this amazing commissioned poster for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Black Maria the nuance of silence in Ida
Stage Buddy reviews the cast album of the Tony Winning "Lady Day"... won't someone please make it into a movie so Audra McDonald can have an Oscar?
Cinema Blend Stan Lee getting greedy in his old age - wants to cameo in DC movies, too
- NATHANIEL R
Encouraged by the success of The Sound of Music Live!, NBC is getting the pieces together for more live musical telecasts in the near-ish future. One of those is Peter Pan, and the first star has just been revealed. Christopher Walken will play Captain Hook in the show, which is expected to air in December. […]
- Angie Han
Yes, you read that title right. Christopher Walken has been cast as the villainous Captain Hook in a new Peter Pan musical being developed by NBC! I've got to admit that I'm kind of shocked by this news. I never thought in million years that Walken would ever play a character like this, especially on a TV series. It's pretty damn awesome though! Walken is going to be amazing… as always. Here's what the actor had to say in a statement:
"I started my career in musicals and it’s wonderful after all this time, at this point in my career, to be in this classic musical I watched as a child and to work with Neil Meron and Craig Zadan again after Hairspray. It’s a chance to put on my tap shoes again."
"He's one of »
- Joey Paur
NBC scored a surprise hit last December with The Sound of Music Live!, which starred Carrie Underwood in a live presentation of the classic musical. The Sound of Music has been popular for decades, but in the social media age, it was irresistible to viewers who wanted to tweet along with the program. The network will try to repeat that success when they air Peter Pan Live! this December. They've also landed a big hook for Hook: Christopher Walken. The program will reunite the actor with executive producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, who worked with Walken on Hairspray. The rest of the special has yet to be cast, but Walken alone might be more than enough to get viewers in front of their TV sets with the Twitter app at the ready. Hit the jump for the press release. Peter Pan Live! will air December 3rd. Here's the press release: Universal City, »
- Matt Goldberg
NBC's presentation at the Television Critics Association's 2014 Summer press tour took place on Sunday, and we were on hand to get all the juicy details on the network's fall schedule. We learned a few goodies about highly-anticipated new shows "Constantine" and "State of Affairs," plus, new info on the Emmys, their upcoming live musical, and more.
1. Walken the Plank?
Perhaps the biggest news of the day was the announcement that Christopher Walken has landed the role of Captain Hook in the live musical version of "Peter Pan" -- an event planned for a December 4th airing. The actor "will be the first tap dancing Captain Hook you've ever seen," according to NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt.
2. A Maya Rudolph show isn't off the table
There may be more Maya Rudolph coming to the network in the future. Her "Maya Rudolph Show" special was considered an "imperfect first episode" and she »
- Alana Altmann
Tracy Morgan has been released from rehab a little over a month after being injured in a New Jersey car crash. [New Jersey On-Line] Lindsay Lohan opened up about moving to the U.K. to escape the American media’s “fascination” with her. [MTV News] Christopher Walken is dusting off his sword in preparation for his role as Captain Hook in NBC’s Peter Pan Live. [Today] Is it awkward that Brody Jenner went to Kim Kardashian‘s ex’s wedding? [Cosmopolitan]
[Photo Credit: @brodyjenner]
JWoww and fiancé Roger Mathews welcomed baby girl Meilani Alexandra Mathews on July 13. [E!] Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello made their public debut as a ridiculously good-looking couple. [Life & Style] Ariana Grande took to Twitter and Facebook to say goodbye to her Nickelodeon series Sam & Cat. [USA Today] Things got weird »
- Taylor Ferber
Right now, the semi-annual Television Critics Association tour — where the TV shows try to get that elusive media buzz that turns a show into a must-see — is assembling. Even though it isn’t set to debut until next year, there was a panel to discuss Breaking Bad spin-off Better Call Saul, which included several revelations about the series. The series will be set in 2002, six years before Saul‘s first Breaking Bad appearance, when Saul was still Jimmy McGill. Meanwhile, Michael McKean‘s will be playing Jimmy/Saul’s brother.
And here’s the first pic of McKean as Saul’s brother.
AMC has ordered a martial arts drama, Badlands, based on a Chinese story, Journey to the West, about four »
- Lyle Masaki
Christopher Walken: five best moments
Looky, looky: we've got a new Hooky. Christopher Walken has been roped in to play Captain Hook in NBC's new live action version of Peter Pan, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Broadcast live, the production will reunite Walken with Oscars producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, who worked with Walken on the 2007 remake of Hairspray. Walken said the casting was a "chance to put on my tap shoes again", suggesting his Hook will pull off the odd cramp roll while he seeks revenge against the small boy who severed his hand. Pan's casting is yet to be announced, but the part will be played by a woman. Kristen Bell was linked, »
- Henry Barnes
Bryan Fischer doesn’t want to think about gay sex while eating a Whopper, Sam & Cat comes to early end, Emmy Awards are not about making audiences happy
Angelica Celaya has been cast in Constantine as Zed, who acts more as a foil for Constantine than the original female lead Liv would have. “Zed has a little more smarts, has a little more wherewithal. By design, she’s more assured. She comes from a very, very dark background. Even down to the love interest at the end of the day. Zed is the first character in the Hellblazer comics whom Constantine gets romantically or sexually involved.” So they’re going to establish that he likes girls up front. There are no plans to reshoot the pilot, as people drop in and out of Constantine’s life all the time.
Bryan Fischer is upset about the Proud Whopper, because he doesn »
- Ed Kennedy
Shivering timbers globally today is news that Christopher Walken has signed on to play everyone's favourite coathanger-handed buccaneer in NBC's Peter Pan Live. Sure, it's a Us network TV show that may never see the light of day on this side of the pond but it's Christopher Walken so we thought you'd want to know.The network is promising to take full advantage of Walken's dancing skills with possibly "the first tap-dancing Captain Hook you've ever seen". Elaborates NBC entertainment chief Bob Greenblatt, "He's one of the most unique actors in our business. He might really just be a song-and-dance man at heart."Walken, of course, cut his teeth on TV as Ronnie Walken and in musicals, before moving onto the big screen in the early '70s. "It’s wonderful after all this time, at this point in my career, to be in this classic musical I watched as a child", says Walken, »
NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt has announced Christopher Walken will play Captain Hook in Peter Pan Live, the network's follow-up to The Sound of Music Live. Christopher Walken will reunite with his Hairspray producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron for the live musical, and Bob Greenblatt says Walken's version of the character might be the "first tap dancing Captain Hook you've ever seen." Greenblatt also said they were hoping to cast Kristen »
- Jesse Giroux
The legendary actor has been cast by NBC for their live staging of the classic musical.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, NBC chairman Bob Greenblatt said of Walken, "He's one of the most unique actors in our business… He might really just be a song and dance man at heart... This might be the first tap dancing Captain Hook you've ever seen."
The live performance, based on the book and the musical by J.M. Barrie, will be a follow-up to NBC's recent live performance of The Sound Of Music, which was economically very successful despite lackluster critical response.
This will also not be the first time Peter Pan has been put up live by NBC. In 1955 they staged a live production that drew staggeringly huge ratings – around 65 million »
The broadcast portion of the 2014 Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour began Sunday with NBC presenting talent and executives from its new fall shows. Among the highlights of the sessions: In the NBC executive session, NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt, NBC Entertainment President Jenniger Salke and NBC President of Alternative and Late Night Programming Paul Telegdy announced that Christopher Walken will play Captain Hook in NBC’s Peter Pan live event in December. We danced with joy. NBC will import Red Nose Day from the UK, and do a programming event in May 2015 to raise funds for charity. And … Continue reading →
The post NBC touts new fall offerings at TCA Summer Press Tour appeared first on Channel Guide Magazine. »
- Ryan Berenz
Ever since NBC announced it was taking on DC Comics’ character of snarky John Constantine, aka Hellblazer, some fans have wondered: Will the broadcast TV version played by Matt Ryan this fall be bisexual like in the comics? When asked about this at the Television Critics Association’s semi-annual press tour Sunday, executive producer Daniel Cerone ran down the various editions of the character that have existed since the demon fighter was introduced in 1985 to suggest his sexuality is not a crucial aspect of the character (nearly all of the character’s relationships in the comics have been with women). “In those comic books, »
- James Hibberd
NBC’s Constantine has found its new leading lady.
Telemundo star Angelica Celaya, whose stateside credits include Dallas and Burn Notice, has been cast in the upcoming drama as Zed, it was announced Sunday at the Television Critics Assoc. summer press tour in Beverly Hills.
Related Fall TV First Look: NBC Releases Trailers For Constantine and More
“She’s someone who can go toe-to-toe with John,” executive producer Daniel Cerone said. »
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