20 items from 2015
Supergirl has successfully soared onto our screens. Now, here's a comedic new trailer and our first glimpse at the villainous Livewire…
It’s fair to say that Supergirl has become something of a ratings smash, with its first episode reaching almost 13m viewers, and its second staying fairly strong at almost 9m. That kind of unavoidable dip in total numbers is to be expected from any show, in all fairness.
Now, the show is moving forward full steam ahead. Today we have a comedic new trailer and our first look at new baddie Livewire to share. We’ll start with the trailer…
Leslie is a described as “a confident, abrasive and funny shock-jock who works for CatCo Media," the same company where Melissa Benoist’s Kara works. »
In this edition of The Week in Spandex, we look at Suicide Squad, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad, Batman, Man of Steel, Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Gotham, The Flash, Arrow, Constantine, Captain America: Civil War, Thor: Ragnarok, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Ant-Man, Spider-Man, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, The Punisher, Deadpool, Wolverine 3, Powers, Heroes Reborn, Realm and more…
We’ll start off this Halloween edition of The Week in Spandex with the DC Extended Universe, and this week saw Empire pulling back the curtain on Suicide Squad, with the magazine releasing covers featuring The Joker (Jared Leto), Enchantress (Cara Delevingne), Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) and Deadshot (Will Smith), as well as a selection of stills from the movie [see here and here]. Meanwhile, cast members Karen Fukuhara (Katana), Adam Beach (Slipknot), Jai Courtney (Captain Boomerang), Jay Hernandez (El Diablo), Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Killer Croc) and Joel Kinnaman (Rick Flag »
- Gary Collinson
Despite the pilot having leaked online months ago, CBS' "Supergirl" TV series had its debut last night and pulled in strong numbers - in fact it was the Fall's highest-rated and most-watched new series debut for a first night showing.
"Supergirl" averaged a strong 3.2 rating among adults 18-49 and 12.9 million viewers in live-plus-same day metrics, putting it just ahead of NBC's "Blindspot" which had the best debut to date with a 3.1 rating. That number is expected to grow considerably when delayed viewing is taken into account.
Meanwhile Henry Czerny ("Revenge," "Mission: Impossible") will join the cast of "Supergirl" in the guest starring role of mad criminal genius Winslow Schott Sr. (aka. The Toyman). At present, Czerny is only booked for one episode.
In the series, the character is also the estranged father of series regular Winn Schott (Jeremy Jordan) and is driven by a desire to reunite with his beloved son. »
- Garth Franklin
“Earth doesn’t have just one hero anymore. Now, it has Supergirl.”
You’ve watched the commercials. You’ve seen the billboards and bus-stop posters in your neighborhood. You’ve even gotten Rachel Platten’s “Fight Song” stuck in your head for no apparent reason. (All together now: “Like a small boat, on the ocean…”)
Now, after months of marketing, the highly anticipated Supergirl premiere has arrived — and we want your thoughts on the CBS drama’s debut. But first, a recap of what went down in the first hour:
The official character description from Warner Bros. reads: “Winslow Schott, Sr. is a classic D.C. supervillain, a mad criminal genius known as Toyman – and Winn’s estranged father. Toyman weaponizes toys to wreak destruction and revenge but is ultimately driven by one thing – the obsessive desire to reunite with his beloved son.”
Winslow Schott made his first appearance as a Superman villain way back in Action Comics #64 in 1943.
Supergirl premieres on CBS tonight.
- Gary Collinson
It looks like Henry Czerny (Mission: Impossible, Revenge) has booked a guest star role on the CBS Supergirl TV series as Winslow Schott Sr., Aka the Toyman. Fans expected the character played by Jeremy Jordan to become this villain at some point down the line, and though he may still go bad an take up the mantle of Toyman, his father will be the original. Here's how Warner Bros. described this take on the classic Superman baddie to Comicbook.com: "Winslow Schott, Sr. is a classic D.C. supervillain, a mad criminal genius known as Toyman – and Winn’s estranged father. Toyman weaponizes toys to wreak destruction and revenge but is ultimately driven by one thing – the obsessive desire to reunite with his beloved son" Supergirl premieres tonight at 8:30 p.m. Et/Pt on CBS, amnd though we don't have word on which specific episode Czernt will appear in, »
It was recently revealed that CBS’ Supergirl was looking for an actor to play Toyman, and they’ve now chosen Mission: Impossible and Revenge actor Henry Czerny to take on the role of the iconic Superman villain.
He’s only set to appear in the one episode for now, but like villains from Arrow and The Flash, it’s easy to imagine that he might return somewhere down the line. There have been a few different versions of Toyman over the years, though most fans assumed that Jeremy Jordan (Winslow “Winn” Schott) might be taking on that role in Supergirl.
However, it has previously been revealed that there will be a link between the two, and the official description for this villain confirms that:
“Winslow Schott, Sr. is a classic D.C. supervillain, a mad criminal genius known as Toyman – and Winn’s estranged father. Toyman weaponizes toys to wreak »
- Josh Wilding
With the premiere of CBS’ highly anticipated Supergirl just a few hours away, it was announced today by Comicbook.com that Revenge actor Henry Czerny has been tapped to play the DC baddie Toyman on the show. As previously reported. Czerny’s character will be the father of Jeremy Jordan’s Winn Schott. Warner Bros. TV provided Comicbook.com with the following description of how Supergirl will be portraying the character: Winslow Schott, Sr. is a classic D.C. supervillain, a mad criminal genius known as Toyman – and Winn’s estranged father. Toyman weaponizes toys to wreak destruction and revenge but is ultimately driven by one thing – the obsessive desire to reunite with his beloved son. It wasn’t revealed when we can first expect to see Czenry on Supergirl other than that he is so far scheduled for just one episode. It also remains to be seen whether this »
- Andy Behbakht
A former Hamptonite is booking a play date in Metropolis.
Henry Czerny, a three-season life ruiner on ABC’s Revenge, will appear in an upcoming episode of CBS’ Supergirl as Winslow Schott (aka iconic D.C. villain the Toyman), according to ComicBook.com and Supergirl.TV.
RelatedSupergirl Review: CBS Drama Powered by Smart Casting, Sense of Awe
If you’re wondering why Czerny’s character shares a name with Jeremy Jordan’s Winn Schott, the answer is simple: He’s Winn’s estranged father! (Hey, I said the answer was simple, not the relationship.)
The Toyman has appeared in »
Just when you thought Walter’s Eq was improving, Scorpion fans, he goes and puts one of his team members in a potentially fatal situation.
Even worse, he doesn’t seem to care.
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In TVLine’s exclusive sneak peek from tonight’s super-sized, post-Supergirl episode — starting at a special time, 9:30/8:30c, on CBS — Walter, Happy and Toby find themselves trapped inside a burning building. Walter manages to come up with a plausible escape plan… with one tiiiiiny little caveat: Toby may not make it out alive.
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Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: This week’s installment of The Good Wife ends with the prospect of Alicia Florrick taking on the world with a new law partner at her side.
But unlike the offers respectively made by Cary Agos and Louis Canning in the Season 4 and 6 finales, this time around it’s Alicia who’s doing the wooing — and bond-court scrapper Lucca Quinn is the one that she wants. Heck, these ladies are already partners in martini-slugging after a hard day in front of the world’s least sympathetic judge. If they put their »
Atom Egoyan’s ongoing search for his own best form makes no real breakthrough in “Remember,” a state-hopping Nazi-hunt mystery that puts a creditably sincere spin on material that is silly at best. At worst, tyro writer Benjamin August’s screenplay is a crass attempt to fashion a “Memento”-style puzzle narrative from post-Holocaust trauma. Toggling variables of disguised identity and dementia, as Christopher Plummer’s ailing German widower travels across North America in search of the camp commander he recalls from his time in Auschwitz, the pic is riddled with lapses in logic even before a stakes-shifting twist that many viewers might see coming. Crafted in utilitarian fashion by Egoyan, “Remember” does little to earn the poignancy of Plummer’s stricken performance — though that asset, plus a button-pushing premise, could attract reasonable interest from older arthouse auds.
It’s probably best not to wonder how much more artfully the »
- Guy Lodge
Episodes: 52 (hour)
TV show dates: June 19, 2011 -- August 30, 2015
Series status: Ended
Performers include: Noah Wyle, Moon Bloodgood, Drew Roy, Jessy Schram, Connor Jessup, Maxim Knight, Colin Cunningham, Sarah Carter, Peter Shinkoda, Mpho Koaho, Seychelle Gabriel, Will Patton, Brandon Jay McLaren, Dylan Authors, Bruce Gray, Daniyah Ysrail, Martin Roach, Dale Dye, Steven Weber, Henry Czerny, Melissa Kramer, Billy Wickman, Terry O'Quinn, Ryan Robbins, Brad Kelly, and Luciana Carro.
TV show description:
This science-fiction TV series begins with the chaotic aftermath of an alien attack that has left most of the world completely incapacitated. In the six months since the initial invasion, the few survivors have banded together outside major cities to begin fighting back. Each day is a test of survival as the citizen soldiers work to protect the people in »
Episodes: 89 (hour)
TV show dates: September 21, 2011 -- May 10, 2015
Series status: Cancelled
TV show description:
Emily Thorne (Emily VanCamp) is a new summer arrival in the Hamptons, a seemingly friendly and sophisticated "girl next door." Her disarming charm allows her seamless access to the restricted circles of the local high society. However, Emily is anything but what she seems. As a nine year old girl, her father was framed for a horrific crime by the friends and coworkers he trusted and sentenced to a life in prison. Emily never saw her father again and spent her childhood consumed by rage, loss, and betrayal. Now, 17 years later, she has returned »
Viewers of the drama, which stars Emily VanCamp and Madeleine Stowe, likely expected the news, given how much the most recent season finale felt like a series ender. Stowe’s character, Victoria Grayson, who had served as the main antagonist from the very first episode, was killed off earlier this season.
Additionally, Josh Bowman, who had been with the show since its premiere back in 2011, saw his character die dramatically, leaving just VanCamp, Nick Wechsler and Gabriel Mann as the original cast members left standing. Revenge has racked up quite a body count during its run, with regulars Henry Czerny, Connor Paolo and Barry Sloane all meeting with sticky ends at various points.
Showrunner Sunil Nayar spoke to Entertainment Weekly, confirming the cancellation. “We »
- Isaac Feldberg
Written and Directed by Patricia Rozema
There is an oft-repeated story about filmmaker Patricia Rozema’s introduction to the cinema. Raised in a family of Dutch Calvinists in Kingston, Ontario, she was not allowed to attend her first film until the age of 16, when a date took her to see The Exorcist. In interviews, Rozema confided that she was haunted by the movie’s terrifying images for days afterward.
The media focused on her unusual film-going past when her directorial debut, I’ve Heard the Mermaids Singing, became an unexpected Canadian and international smash in 1987. It was commonly referenced to underscore her ironic choice of career given the circumstances.
However, the anecdote has more personal relevance for me. In a way, it’s a mirror image of my own experience seeing Rozema’s third film, When Night Is Falling, when it was released in 1995. I »
- A.R. Wilson
After four seasons, ABC has canceled “Revenge,” Variety has confirmed.
The news comes just weeks after Stowe’s character Victoria Grayson was killed off the series, and the actress confirmed she would not be back for another round, if “Revenge” were to be renewed.
Earlier this season, Josh Bowman, another series regular from the show’s start in 2011, was also killed off, leaving only VanCamp, Gabriel Mann and Nick Wechsler as the original cast members left. Over the course of the series, regulars Henry Czerny, Connor Paolo and Barry Sloane were also axed, while actress Christa B. Allen has been void for the latter half of this season — though she will return for the final two episodes of the series.
Showrunner and »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
Kristen Stewart, 'Camp X-Ray' star, to join cast of 'Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk' Kristen Stewart to join 'Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk' movie After putting away her Bella Swan wig and red (formerly brown) contact lenses, Kristen Stewart has been making a number of interesting career choices. Here are three examples: Stewart was a U.S. soldier who befriends an inmate (Peyman Moaadi) at the American Gulag, Guantanamo, in Peter Sattler's little-seen (at least in theaters) Camp X-Ray. She was one of Best Actress Oscar winner Julianne Moore's daughters in Wash Westmoreland and the recently deceased Richard Glatzer's Alzheimer's drama Still Alice. She was the personal assistant to troubled, aging actress Juliette Binoche in Olivier Assayas' Clouds of Sils Maria, which earned her a history-making Best Supporting Actress César. (Stewart became the first American actress to take home the French Academy Award. »
- Andre Soares
This article contains spoilers for, er, Clear And Present Danger.
How many times have you walked out of seeing a big summer blockbuster movie, and felt like you'd been treated like a grown-up? Christopher Nolan movies, whether you like them or not, treat you with that level of respect. But when it comes to major thrillers, there's generally something about them where you feel you've been shortchanged.
It's why it puzzles me that Clear And Present Danger doesn't get a lot more love. From the day I saw it for the first time back in 1994, and on every viewing since, I've really loved this film. I love that it isn't afraid of a dense plot, isn't afraid of putting a big movie star on the poster yet finds time for supporting characters, »
Harrison Ford injured in plane accident (image: Harrison Ford as Colonel Graff in 'Ender's Game') Star Wars and Raiders of the Lost Ark actor Harrison Ford was supposed to be in critical condition – later reports have upgraded that to "fair" or "stable" condition – following an accident with a small airplane on Los Angeles' Westside. Earlier this afternoon (March 5, 2015), a vintage, one-engine two-seater crash landed at the Penmar Golf Course, located in the Los Angeles suburb of Venice, not far from the Pacific Ocean and just west of Santa Monica Airport. Its pilot, 72-year-old Harrison Ford, was found "seriously" injured. He was alone on the plane. There were no injuries on the ground. As explained in the Los Angeles Times, "fire officials would not identify the victim of the crash but said he was conscious and breathing when paramedics arrived." Ford was later transported to an unidentified hospital. Eleven »
- Zac Gille
20 items from 2015
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