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"Alice": A Whole New Wonderland- December 6

5 December 2009 2:29 PM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

"Alice" is the Vancouver-lensed Syfy mini-series, updating the classic "Alice In Wonderland" story.

Starring Toronto actress Caterina Scorsone as 'Alice', a stranger in a city of twisted towers and casinos built out of playing cards, under the rule of the 'Queen of Hearts' (Kathy Bates), the show is from the same production team as "The Wizard Of Oz" update "Tin Man".

Cast includes Philip Winchester as 'Jack Chase', Allan Gray as 'White Rabbit', Colm Meaney as the 'King of Hearts', Andrew Lee Potts as 'Hatter', Tim Curry as 'Dodo', Matt Frewer as the 'White Knight', Harry Dean Stanton as 'Caterpillar', Alessandro Juliani as '9 of Clubs', Timothy Webber as Carpenter, Alex Diakun as 'Ratcatcher' and Eugene Lipinski as 'Doctors Dee' and 'Dum'..

"Alice" premieres on Syfy, December 6, 2009...

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- Michael Stevens

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Syfy's Alice Review: A Visually Whimsical Reimagining

4 December 2009 8:19 AM, PST | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

If I describe SyFy's new four hour miniseries 'Alice' as a modern-day reimagining of Lewis Carroll's classic stories I am probably doing it a disservice. Yet I cannot think of a more appropriate way to describe it.

This new miniseries, written and directed by Nick Willing (Tin Man), takes almost all of the elements from 'Alice in Wonderland' and 'Through the Looking-Glass' but alters their context to create something new. Wonderland, we are told, has changed considerably since the events of those novels unfolded, evolving into a city of crumbling, twisting towers and buildings constructed out of cards and chess pieces.

Twenty-something karate instructor, Alice Hamilton (Caterina Scorsone) finds herself in this bizarre, twisted world when she gives chase to a man involved in the kidnap of her boyfriend, Jack Chase (Philip Winchester, Crusoe). Trying to find him and make her way back to her own world, she is »

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Alice Goes Sci-Fi In A New Wonderland

4 December 2009 5:25 AM, PST | SciFiCool.com | See recent SciFiCool.com news »

Alice seems to be a hot girl these days. We’re awaiting Tim Burton’s “Alice In Wonderland”, which from early looks appears dependably Tim trippy. Johnny Depp plays the Mad Hatter in this film version so I won’t be missing it. But now we also have a television re-imagining courtesy of the SyFy network. The television version looks pretty Sci-Fi. It has a fantastic cast with Kathy Bates, Harry Dean Stanton, Colm Meaney, Andrew Lee Potts, Caterina Scorsone and Matt Frewer! Man I love Matt Frewer. Alice gets sucked back into Wonderland and this time Wonderland appears to be a modern police state instead of the previous mediveal mess. The new version has a kind of Prisoner vibe to it or at least that is what the below video preview feels like to me. Io9 has seen the rough edit and they are digging it. It airs this weekend. »

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Sneak Peek Syfy's "Alice"- December 6...

3 December 2009 10:32 AM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

"Alice" is the Vancouver-lensed Syfy mini-series, updating the classic "Alice In Wonderland" story.

Starring Caterina Scorsone as 'Alice', a stranger in a city of twisted towers and casinos built out of playing cards, under the rule of the 'Queen of Hearts' (Kathy Bates), the show is from the same production team as "The Wizard Of Oz" update "Tin Man".

Cast includes Philip Winchester as 'Jack Chase', Allan Gray as 'White Rabbit', Colm Meaney as the 'King of Hearts', Andrew Lee Potts as 'Hatter', Tim Curry as 'Dodo', Matt Frewer as the 'White Knight', Harry Dean Stanton as 'Caterpillar', Alessandro Juliani as '9 of Clubs', Timothy Webber as Carpenter, Alex Diakun as 'Ratcatcher' and Eugene Lipinski as 'Doctors Dee' and 'Dum'..

"Alice" premieres on Syfy, December 2009...

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- SneakPeek.Ca

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Syfy's "Alice" Is A New Take On Lewis Carroll's Classic

3 December 2009 10:00 AM, PST | ChannelGuideMag | See recent ChannelGuideMag news »

"If you're going to reimagine something, it has to be something somebody already knows," says writer/director Nick Willing. "It has to be iconic, and very, very famous." Willing's assessment makes perfect sense, and he followed that advice to a very successful conclusion with his hugely popular reinterpretation of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz as Sci Fi Channel's Tin Man back in 2007. Since that time, "Sci Fi" has done its own reimagining of itself as "Syfy," and the newly branded network is ready to once more bring us a December miniseries after taking last year off. Again, they've brought Willing onboard to work his "reimagining" magic, and the story chosen certainly fits the "iconic" criteria. It's Alice, based on Lewis Carroll's classic tale Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and its sequel, Through the Looking-Glass. We talked with Willing, along with stars Caterina Scorsone and Matt Frewer, about this unique new vision. »

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Falling Through The Rabbit Hole With The Queen Of Hearts

2 December 2009 4:35 PM, PST | AirlockAlpha.com | See recent Airlock Alpha news »

Be careful where you travel in New York City over the next few days.White Rabbits, 50 of them to be exact, will be descending on the city, trying to find Alice. You know, the one from the storybook.They are part of a promotional campaign for the Syfy event "Alice" which premieres Sunday starring Caterina Scorsone, Kathy Bates, Matt Frewer, Harry Dean Stanton and a host of others.The two-part telemovie is from Nick Willing, the writer behind the popular past Syfy event "Tin Man," which gave a totally different perspective on the popular story about a young Kansas girl trying to find the Wizard of Oz. "Alice" is looking to be a little less dark with Scorsone taking on the title role. What's it like to fall through the Looking Glass? And what will Wonderland look like some 150 years after the »

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Syfy's "Alice" Is A New Take On Lewis Carroll's Classic

27 November 2009 2:00 PM, PST | ChannelGuideMag | See recent ChannelGuideMag news »

"If you're going to reimagine something, it has to be something somebody already knows," says writer/director Nick Willing. "It has to be iconic, and very, very famous." Willing's assessment makes perfect sense, and he followed that advice to a very successful conclusion with his hugely popular reinterpretation of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz as Sci Fi Channel's Tin Man back in 2007. Since that time, "Sci Fi" has done its own reimagining of itself as "Syfy," and the newly branded network is ready to once more bring us a December miniseries after taking last year off. Again, they've brought Willing onboard to work his "reimagining" magic, and the story chosen certainly fits the "iconic" criteria. It's Alice, based on Lewis Carroll's classic tale Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and its sequel, Through the Looking-Glass. We talked with Willing, along with stars Caterina Scorsone and Matt Frewer, about this unique new vision. »

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Caterina Scorsone and Nick Willing Discuss Alice

25 November 2009 6:18 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The star and writer-director of this four-hour TV event talk about the SyFy movie

TV viewers will be lead down the Yellow Brick Road in a new and intriguing way when Alice, a brand new four-hour TV movie, will premiere on Sunday, December 6 from 9 Pm Et to 11 Pm Et on SyFy and the movie will conclude on Monday, December 7 from 9 Pm Et to 11 Pm Et. The new Alice in this genre wonderland is Caterina Scorsone and she joined writer-director Nick Willing on a conference call to discuss this new adventure, and here's what they had to say.

Nick, I was wondering if you could perhaps tell us a little bit about the prep you had to do for this particular project going in and maybe some of the challenges associated with that for you.

Nick Willing: The most difficult thing was finding Alice. I must've seen 500 actresses for the role of Alice, »

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The Reel Paranormal (Truth is Stranger Than Paranormal)

20 November 2009 1:45 PM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

From the vampire and werewolf clashes of The Twilight Saga to the disturbing events of Paranormal Activity, there appears to be no end in sight for the overwhelming popularity of stories in film and television that deal with the paranormal and supernatural.

Although a majority of these hair-raising creations are the product of Hollywood's imagination, like the old saying goes, "There is some truth to every story"; and in my quest to find some truth of this elusive world, I was amazed to discover a gold mine of it in a real-life explorer of the paranormal amidst the entertainment industry.

Christopher Chacon is a world adventurer and paranormal explorer who has investigated more real-life paranormal phenomena than any fictional TV series or movie can depict. And if you think this "calling" is unorthodox enough, it's actually the balancing of this extraordinary work and his creative endeavors in the entertainment industry »

- The Woman In Black

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Sneak Peek Syfy's Alice

20 November 2009 8:15 AM, PST | HollywoodNorthReport.com | See recent HollywoodNorthReport.com news »

According to VancouverFilm.Net, Alice is the Vancouver-lensed Syfy mini-series, updating the classic "Alice In Wonderland" story, starring Caterina Scorsone as 'Alice', a stranger in a city of twisted towers and casinos built out of playing cards, under the rule of the 'Queen of Hearts' (Kathy Bates). The show is from the same production team as last year's "Wizard Of Oz" update Tin Man. Alice Cast includes Philip Winchester as 'Jack Chase', Allan Gray as 'White Rabbit', Colm Meaney as the 'King of Hearts', Andrew Lee Potts as 'Hatter', Tim Curry as 'Dodo', Matt Frewer as the 'White Knight', Harry Dean Stanton as 'Caterpillar', Alessandro Juliani as '9 of Clubs', Timothy Webber as Carpenter, Alex Diakun as 'Ratcatcher' and Eugene Lipinski as 'Doctors Dee' and 'Dum'.. Alice premieres on Syfy this December. Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek Alice »

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A First Look At Syfy's 'Alice'

10 October 2009 12:41 PM, PDT | AirlockAlpha.com | See recent Airlock Alpha news »

Yeah, Tim Burton is making his version of "Alice in Wonderland," but it's nothing like what Syfy is putting together. And Burton doesn't have both Kathy Bates and Matt Frewer. The new event will air Dec. 6-7 on Syfy, following the tradition of past end-of-the-year specials, including "Tin Man." Many, many years after an Alice first disrupted Wonderland and the House of Cards, a new Alice makes her way into the new dimension, now played by Caterina Scorsone. She meets many of the classic characters, including the Queen of Hearts (Bates), the White Knight (Frewer), Caterpillar (Harry Dean Stanton), and special appearances by "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine's" Colm Meaney as the KIng of Hearts and Alessandro Juliani from "Battlestar Galactica" as the 9 of Clubs. The whole production was written »

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Syfy to Premiere 'Alice'on December 6

6 October 2009 11:06 PM, PDT | CinemaSpy | See recent CinemaSpy news »

Syfy has announced that it will premiere Alice, its four-hour-long updated retelling of Lewis Carroll's 'Alice in Wonderland' and 'Alice Through the Looking Glass,' on Sunday, December 6th. The conclusion of the two-part miniseries will air the following day. The announcement was made by Mark Stern, Syfy's Executive Vice President of Original Programming, during the channel's Vancouver Press Tour.

Alice stars Caterina Scorsone as Alice Hamilton, a young, martial arts instructor, who finds her way  to a parallel universe called Wonderland after her boyfriend is taken there by mysterious, well-dressed men called 'Suits'. This is not the Wonderland of Carroll's 'Alice' stories, though.  Under the direction of Nick Willing, who also helmed Syfy's Emmy-winning miniseries Tin Man, the modernized Wonderland is presented as an oppressive and surreal place where people are kept in check by being fed positive human emotions drained from gamblers trapped in a casino. »

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Fantastic Fest 09: Uwe Boll on the Rampage!

5 October 2009 9:27 AM, PDT | Fangoria | See recent Fangoria news »

Uwe Boll is pissed. His new film Rampage, starring Brendan Fletcher as a joyfully disenfranchised 20something named Bill who goes on a citywide killing spree, didn’t win anything at Fantastic Fest this year. Everyone kept telling him how much they enjoyed the film, but it didn’t even crack the top five once the Audience Awards were in (the winner was Stephane Aubier and Vincent Patar A Town Called Panic).

A byproduct of the slacker generation, Fletcher’s Bill is 23 but still lives at home, to the disappointment of his mother and father (the latter played by Max Headroom himself, Matt Frewer), who just wish he’d show a little enthusiasm and maybe finally apply to community college. Bill has other plans, however, meeting up with friend Evan (who seems to be cut from the same lackadaisical cloth as our lead loser) to collect suspicious packages that he’s »

- no-reply@fangoria.com (Drew Tinnin)

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Interview: Matt Frewer on 'Eureka', 'Alice' and Acting to the Max

17 September 2009 9:00 PM, PDT | CinemaSpy | See recent CinemaSpy news »

Canadian actor Matt Frewer is probably best known for portraying that icon of 1980s computer animation and music videos, Max Headroom. Headroom's jerks and stutters are but a small sample of this talented and versatile actor's work, though.

On the big screen Frewer's credits go back to Franc Roddam's The Lords of Discipline (1983) and include such diverse material as Monty Python's The Meaning of Life, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, Frankie and Alice (with Halle Barry), Uwe Boll's Darfur and two films for director Zack Snyder: Dawn of the Dead and Watchmen.

Frewer has also portrayed Sherlock Holmes in several television movies and appeared in a long list of TV series. He was a regular on Doctor, Doctor, CBC’s Intelligence and Psi Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal (for which he also wrote a script). He has lent his distinctive voice to characters in animated adventures of The Incredible Hulk, »

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'Eureka' - Have An Ice Day

13 September 2009 7:47 AM, PDT | AirlockAlpha.com | See recent Airlock Alpha news »

This review may contain spoilers. In a cozy welcome home episode, Taggart (Matt Frewer) was back escorting a never-ending gigantic icicle to Global Dynamics for testing. Along with him returned Zane (Niall Matter) who had been gone for a month helping Taggart secure the ice core. Fargo's (Neil Grayston) greeting of "The Ice Man Cometh" was never more apt and there were bear-hugs for everyone. Alas, Zane came back a little more cool in terms of attitude than Jo (Erica Cerra) was expecting and even Fargo noticed the difference, labeling Zane "The King of Cold." Also picking up on Zane's indifference towards Jo, Taggart was quick to step in, circle his quarry and tried to ascertain if Jo still had feelings for him. Unfortunately, his chivalry was a bit too delicate and he lost his prey »

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Matt Frewer Talks About His Return to Eureka

11 September 2009 8:31 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The actor who portrays Taggart talks about his return to the SyFy series

Viewers of one of the SyFy network's hit shows, Eureka, will see the return of a familiar face tonight when Matt Frewer returns as Jim Taggert in the latest episode (which was directed by series star Joe Morton), which airs tonight, Friday, September 11 at 9 Pm Et on SyFy. Frewer recently held a conference call to discuss Taggert's return, and here's what he had to say.

Now it's good to have Taggart back. I just wanted to know what was it like being directed by Joe Morton?

Matt Frewer: Actually it was great. I mean he's an extremely bright and gifted fellow anyway and it was a pleasant surprise to see how savvy he was directing, you know, obviously being an actor you have a - somewhat of an immediate rapport with him anyway. And there was kind of a shorthand there. »

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Upcoming Eureka Episode To Be Directed By Joe Morton

8 September 2009 8:03 PM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

It’s awesome to see an actor take a professional interest in more than just being a character, and such is the case with Eureka’s Joe Morton.  Joe plays Henry Deacon on the show.

Joe has directed before - an episode of TriBeCa, when he was on that show and an independent film titled Sunday on the Rocks.

The upcoming episode of Eureka (9/11/09) involves a virus that causes an ice age sort of environment (and the return of Matt Frewer).

 

But you’d better keep a careful eye out - Morton knows the TV series has a certain feel to it, and understanding that, he tried to add a few directorial tweaks of his own to this episode.

It will be interesting to watch, for sure!  I like actor-directed episodes.  The actors know how the show should tick and it gives them a chance to spread their professional wings in a different direction. »

- Bruce Simmons

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Channel Surfing: "Ashes to Ashes" Renewed for Third (and Final) Season, Gilles Marini to "Brothers and Sisters," Bates to Chase "Alice," and More

8 June 2009 7:33 AM, PDT | Televisionary | See recent Televisionary news »

Welcome to your Monday morning television briefing. Ashes to Ashes has been recommissioned for a third and final series by BBC One. Series, which airs in the Us on BBC America, will return next year with its final season, which will offer "intriguing twists and turns to keep viewers guessing about the final outcome," said co-creator/writer Ashley Pharoah, and will complete the journey of Alex Drake (Keeley Hawes) as well as reveal just who Gene Hunt (Phillip Glenister) really is. (BBC News) Catch this interview with Glenister speaking to BBC Breakfast this morning about the third and final season of Ashes to Ashes: Dancing with the Stars' Gilles Marini will be sticking around on ABC. The Dancing runner-up has signed on to a multiple-episode story arc on Brothers and Sisters, where he will play a potential love interest for Rachel Griffith's Sarah Walker. (Variety) Kathy Bates (The Day the Earth Stood Still »

- Jace

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Vancouver Siggraph: Watchmen Revealed

28 May 2009 7:56 AM, PDT | HollywoodNorthReport.com | See recent HollywoodNorthReport.com news »

Vancouver's Siggraph.ca will present Watchmen Revealed, with Bob Cole, Landon Bootsma and Tim Mulvihill of Mpc Vancouver, Wednesday, June 17, 2009 at the Vancouver International Film Centre, 1181 Seymour Street (@ Davie). At 6:30 pm there will be a 'Licensed Industry Mixer', followed by door prizes, free refreshments, bar and the Main Presentations. Director Zack Snyder's Vancouver-lensed Watchmen feature, adapting the 1986-1987 DC comics limited series by writer Alan Moore and illustrator Dave Gibbons, follows a group of masked vigilantes struggling to understand their roles in a world that no longer needs them. The adaptation started lensing in Vancouver September 2007, featuring actors Jackie Earle Haley, Malin Akerman, Billy Crudup, Matthew Goode, Carla Gugino, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Patrick Wilson, Matt Frewer, Stephen McHattie, Laura Mennell (and yours truly scoring a cameo as a 'Doomsday Clock Scientist'). As with his previous feature 300, Snyder closely modeled his storyboards on comic book panels, but chose to »

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Box office weekend summary - "Watchmen" posts sixth biggest R-rated opening of all time.

8 March 2009 | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

  "Watchmen" will finish off the weekend with an estimated $55.6 million box office take. The graphic novel adaptation helmed by Zach Snyder opened in 3,611 locations and averaged $15,412.63 per theatre, dispelling any negative opinions as to whether it would live up to the hype generated.   According to Media by Numbers, Thursday night previews generated $4.6 million and managed to sell out all 124 IMAX locations as well. Film then went on to chalk $25.1 million on Friday followed by $19.02 million on Saturday and an estimated Sunday gross of $11.5 million.   This is now the second biggest IMAX opener of all time with $5.25 million made; second only the Warners uber-successful “The Dark Knight” which grossed $6.3 million.   The fantasy actioner is adapted by David Hayter and Alex Tse, based on the graphic novel by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons. Malin Akerman, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Carla Gugino, Billy Crudup, Patrick Wilson, Jackie Earle Haley, Matthew Goode, Stephen McHattie, Matt Frewer, »

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