17 items from 2014
Pretty good update this week as we kick things off with J.C. Chandor's A Most Violent Year and its R rating, the only "R" rating among the notable titles this week as fellow Oscar contender, Angelina Jolie's Unbroken comes in with a PG-13 rating, though by the sounds of it it's a pretty strong one. Possible foreign language contender, Two Days, One Night from the Dardennes and starring Marion Cotillard scored a PG-13, as did the upcoming Poltergeist remake. Also in the bulletin today is Bill Pohland's Love & Mercy starring Paul Dano as reclusive Beach Boys songwriter Brian Wilson. And, finally Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb takes home a family friendly PG. Oh, and as for The Scorpion King 4: Quest For Power, it's coming to Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD on January 20, 2015, and you won't believe it, but on top of starring Victor Webster »
- Brad Brevet
Scandal has a lot to live up to in season 4.
The third season capped off with Olivia (Kerry Washington) inadvertently fulfilling her father’s wishes of leaving Washington D.C. with Jake (Scott Foley) in a bid to fix everything, but she did anything but. Fitz (Tony Goldwyn) won the election, but it came at a steep price: Rowan (Joe Morton) had First Son Jerry Jr. (Dylan Minnette) killed to ensure Fitz would score the sympathy vote and pinned it on Olivia’s terrorist mommy Maya Pope (Khandi Alexander). Harrison was the only one to figure out the truth, so »
- Natalie Abrams
More casting news has come in for the second entry into Darren Lynn Bousman and Terrance Zdunich's surreal wonderland known as The Devil’s Carnival (review). Bloody Disgusting is reporting that Bill Moseley (The Devil's Rejects, Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2) has joined the ever-growing cast of The Devil's Carnival 2: Alleluia.
Moseley joins the previously announced Zdunich, Brea Grant, Paul Sorvino, rapper Tech N9ne, Emilie Autumn, Briana Evigan, Marc Senter, Dayton Callie, Barry Bostwick, Ted Neeley, Adam Pascal, and David Hasselhoff. Musicians Chantal Claret, Jimmy Urine, Shawn “Clown” Crahan of Slipknot, and Kevin “Ogre” Ogilvie from Skinny Puppy round out the ensemble of carnies and lost souls whose paths cross at a theme park.
Zdunich wrote the script and co-wrote the musical numbers with Saar Hendelman. »
- Steve Barton
Some quick casting news has come in for the second entry into Darren Lynn Bousman and Terrance Zdunich's surreal wonderland known as The Devil’s Carnival (review). Bloody Disgusting is reporting that Brea Grant (Halloween II, "Heroes") has joined the cast of The Devil's Carnival 2: Alleluia.
She joins the previously announced Zdunich, Paul Sorvino, rapper Tech N9ne, Emilie Autumn, Briana Evigan, Marc Senter, Dayton Callie, Barry Bostwick, Ted Neeley, Adam Pascal, and David Hasselhoff. Musicians Chantal Claret, Jimmy Urine, Shawn “Clown” Crahan of Slipknot, and Kevin “Ogre” Ogilvie from Skinny Puppy round out the ensemble of carnies and lost souls whose paths cross at a theme park.
Zdunich wrote the script and co-wrote the musical numbers with Saar Hendelman. Producers are Chris M. »
- Steve Barton
Netflix is ramping up with castings for its Jane Fonda-Lily Tomlin comedy “Grace and Frankie.” A show representative told TheWrap that “Scandal” star and recent Emmy winner Joe Morton, former “Enlisted” star Geoff Stults and “Cougar Town's” Barry Bostwick are joining the show's supporting cast. The single-camera, half-hour comedy finds Fonda's Grace and Tomlin's Frankie facing the last chapter of their lives together after their husbands unexpectedly marry each other. Also read: What Jane Fonda Learned at Crate & Barrel About Her Emmy-Nominated ‘Newsroom’ Role Morton is Jason, one of Frankie and her ex Sol's (Sam Waterston) dearest friends. »
- Jethro Nededog
Sky1 has announced that it will bring The CW's "Arrow" spin-off "The Flash" to the UK this fall. As part of the announcement they also debuted some superb new banner art featuring Grant Gustin as Barry Allen running at super speed - click the link for the full version. [Source: Digital Spy]
Grace and Frankie
Grace (Fonda) and Frankie (Tomlin) are women whose lives are turned upside down when their husbands announce they are in love with each other and plan to get married. The women, much to their dismay, find that their lives are permanently intertwined and, much to their surprise, find they have each other. [Source: The Live Feed]
- Garth Franklin
Netflix's Grace and Frankie is flushing out its supporting cast. Scandal Emmy-winner Joe Morton, Enlisted's Geoff Stults and Spin City's Barry Bostwick have boarded the comedy starring Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The single-camera comedy centers on nemeses Grace (Fonda) and Frankie (Tomlin), whose lives are turned upside down when their husbands announce they are in love with each other and plan to get married. The women, much to their dismay, find that their lives are permanently intertwined and, much to their surprise, find they have each other. Stults will recur as Mitch,
- Lesley Goldberg
If you were as big a fan of Darren Lynn Bousman and Terrance Zdunich’s musical horror spectacle The Devil’s Carnival as I, you can officially start rejoicing now that production has begun on The Devil’s Carnival 2. If you can remember, a teaser trailer was released way back in 2012 that suggested the hellish carnival inhabitants would be traded for – or joined by – an equally colorful cast of heavenly bodies, and this was confirmed by TechN9ne’s angelic Librarian. Since then, there hasn’t been much movement, but if you’ve been checking up on the project’s social media channels, you’d know that Bousman’s production has officially been given the green light! Alleluia!
- Matt Donato
So much for our exclusive as Deadline dropped the full cast for Darren Lynn Bousman’s now-filming The Devil’s Carnival: Alleluia. The sequel boasts an impressive line-up that includes surprises such as Rocky Horror Picture Show‘s Barry Bostwick, Jesus Christ Superstar himself Ted Neeley, Rent‘s Adam Pascal, and “Baywatch‘s” David Hasselhoff. Returning officially are Paul Sorvino, […] »
It's been a long while since last we spoke about Darren Lynn Bousman's surreal wonderland known as The Devil’s Carnival (review). Now creators Bousman and Terrance Zdunich are back working on The Devil's Carnival 2: Alleluia, and we have more details for you right here.
Per Deadline, Barry Bostwick, Ted Neeley, Adam Pascal, and David Hasselhoff have been added to appear alongside returnees Zdunich, Paul Sorvino, rapper Tech N9ne, Emilie Autumn, Briana Evigan, Marc Senter, and Dayton Callie. Musicians Chantal Claret, Jimmy Urine, Shawn “Clown” Crahan of Slipknot, and Kevin “Ogre” Ogilvie from Skinny Puppy round out the ensemble of carnies and lost souls whose paths cross at a theme park.
Zdunich wrote the script and co-wrote the musical numbers with Saar Hendelman. »
- Steve Barton
2013 was an absolutely amazing year for television, with shows like Breaking Bad and Spartacus going out with some of their best episodes yet and new series like Hannibal and Orphan Black bursting onto the scene. While the jury’s still out on how this year will compare to last, at the halfway point, 2014 is shaping up to be pretty darn great year as well. Continuing favorites have come back stronger than ever and just like last year, a few new series have quickly made strong names for themselves as well; the variety of truly great television, from comedy to drama to the many series that don’t so easily fit either description, has never been so pronounced.
However, with so much TV out there, some of the best episodes (and series in general) of the year have flown under the radar, so a handful of Sound on Sight’s podcasters »
- Kate Kulzick
The end is here – if someone asked you what the most important movie musical of all time was, it would come from this portion of the list. Obviously, it’s all subjective, but it’s difficult to make a case against the influence of these films on our culture and the industry as a whole. So, cue the orchestra and practice your dance moves, because the closing number is here.
courtesy of rowthree.com
10. Saturday Night Fever (1977)
Directed by John Badham
Signature Song: “Stayin’ Alive” (http://youtu.be/Fa9n7GirhsI)
After making a name for himself with TV’s “Welcome Back Kotter,” John Travolta became a star with 1977′s cultural landmark Saturday Night Fever, a dance musical where Travolta plays Tony Manero, a young man who works a dead-end job, but spends his weekends as the king of the dance floor at a Brooklyn disco. The soundtrack, which was »
- Joshua Gaul
The fictional story told in Fox's "Enlisted" is about Sgt. Pete Hill, a super-soldier who's punished for striking a superior officer by being reassigned to a rear detachment unit, forced to do unglamorous work in a remote location far from the action that he cares about. But he's told repeatedly that Rear D is a necessary part of the Army and slowly learns to love his new role — or, at least, to love the company he's now in, which includes his msifit younger brothers Derrick and Randy. The real-life story of "Enlisted, meanwhile, involves the sort of impossible mission Pete Hill might enjoy being a part of: a small but admirable force sent into hostile territory, and that does just well enough that command gives it additional support briefly, then withdraws it and leaves the group all alone until the battle seems unwinnable. Fox scheduled this show on Fridays at »
- Alan Sepinwall
A day after committing to three seasons of The Big Bang Theory, CBS has renewed 18 shows, which leaves only The Mentalist, Intelligence and, most worrisome, The Crazy Ones with their fates undetermined.
John Cho will star opposite Karen Gillan in the ABC comedy pilot Selfie, about a woman who starts over after being the star of a humiliating viral video. Cho will play an expert she hires to help rehabilitate her reputation.
Don’t care about the source, I just want to keep my John Cho delivery system working.
Syfy has ordered its first mini-series since 2009, according to The Hollywood Reporter — and it’s a return to a series set in space. Ascension is described as “part Battlestar (Galatica) and part Downton Abbey,” and follows a space shuttle that was secretly sent on a mission to find a world that can be colonized back in 1963. If the mini-series is successful, »
- Lyle Masaki
Our thoughts are with the family and fans of Harold Ramis, who died today at the age of 69. He helped bring us some of the most iconic comedies of all time, including Ghostbusters, Groundhog Day, Stripes, Animal House, Caddyshack, National Lampoon’s Vacation, and many others. He will be missed.
Our own Jim Halterman has penned a piece for Xfinity titled “The Way I See It … In Defense Of Looking.” Jim talks about the negative press the show has received, and asks creator Michael Lannan to weigh in.
The anti-gay Arizona bill keeps shedding supporters.
The Kids Choice Award Nominees have been announced. It’s everyone you would suspect, and Neil Patrick Harris has a nod for Favorite Movie Actor.
7 Things This Queer Man Wants Alec Baldwin to Know (An Open »
Scottish actor Christopher Malcolm, who was a regular screen presence through the early seventies through the late eighties, and a cast regular on hit British comedy Absolutely Fabulous, died today at the age of 67. His passing was confirmed by his daughter, playwright Morgan Lloyd Malcolm, via Twitter. Today the world lost a beautiful, brilliant man. My dad Christopher Malcolm left peacefully and with dignity. He will always be my hero. X — morgan lloyd malcolm (@mogster) February 15, 2014 In addition to his television and film roles, Malcolm was an accomplished, classically trained Shakespearean actor, beginning his career with the prestigious Royal Shakespeare Company in England. He performed in standards like “Macbeth” and ”Hamlet,” though his push to mainstream audiences came during his appearance as Brad Majors in The Royal Court Theatre’s original run of “The Rocky Horror Show” in 1973. While a number of the stage cast transitioned to Jim Sharman’s big screen adaptation, The Rocky Horror Picture Show »
- Dustin Hucks
The actor who played Brad Majors in the original stage production of "The Rocky Horror Show" has died ... TMZ has learned.Christopher Malcolm died Saturday at age 67 ... his death was first confirmed by his daughter on Twitter.Malcolm originated the role of Brad in 1973 in the London production of Rhs ... playing the newlywed groom who takes refuge with his wife Janet in the home of sweet transvestite Dr. Frank-n-Furter. The stage show was turned into »
- TMZ Staff
17 items from 2014
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