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Before They Were Famous: Jeremy Renner in 'National Lampoon's Senior Trip'

16 December 2011 1:00 PM, PST | NextMovie | See recent NextMovie news »

In this weekend's "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol," Jeremy Renner plays an overqualified Imf analyst; but it wasn't long ago that the Academy Award nominee was making his film debut as an underachieving student in the long-forgotten '90s comedy  "National Lampoon's Senior Trip."

Renner's interest in acting blossomed relatively late, when the California native decided to pursue a double major in theater and psychology at Modesto Junior College. Shortly after graduation, Renner made his way to Los Angeles to parlay his passion into a career. His first opportunity came via the play "Search and Destroy," which earned him early buzz from critics. From there, Renner jumped into his first film role at the tender age of 24 with "Senior Trip."

In the critically reviled 1995 teen comedy, Renner costars as Mark "Dags" D'Agastino, a perpetually stoned, flannel-wearing high school senior who, along with his obnoxious classmates, heads to Washington D.C. »

- Julie Miller

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Read The Script For One Of The Year’s Best Comedies 50/50 With Joseph Gordon-Levitt And Seth Rogen

15 December 2011 6:00 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Directed by the excellent Jonathan Levine (The Wackness), 50/50 has been by far one of my favourite films of the year. I got to see the film a little early at this year’s BFI London Film Festival and absolutely loved it. So much so that I went and saw it again when it came out a month later, at the end of last month.

50/50 has a terrific cast led by Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogen, who bounce brilliantly off one another on screen, and has such great supporting performances from Anna Kendrick, Bryce Dallas Howard, Anjelica Huston, Philip Baker Hall, and Matt Frewer.

I think one of the things that made the film so good is that its writer, Will Reiser, based the film on events he had been through in his own life. Gordon-Levitt’s character is diagnosed with a rare form of cancer at the young age of »

- Kenji Lloyd

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Review: Stephen King’s Bag of Bones Miniseries

11 December 2011 2:35 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Stephen King was a big part of horror television in the 90’s. Networks weren’t really pushing the limits of TV at the time, so Stephen King-based miniseries always stood out as something special. With bigger budgets and usually a movie actor or two, Stephen King miniseries were huge TV events.

There have been a dozen or so Stephen King-related TV projects, and director Mick Garris has been involved in a number of them, having directed The Stand, The Shining, Desperation, and his most recent project, Bag of Bones.

Unfortunately for Bag of Bones, the TV landscape has changed quite a bit and a TV miniseries doesn’t have the same impact it used to. When TV shows on basic cable have movie-like budgets, talented actors, and quality special effects, how does a miniseries stand out? In the case of Bag of Bones, they hired Pierce Brosnan to »

- Jonathan James

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TV Review: A&E’s ‘Bag of Bones’ Feels Empty

11 December 2011 11:12 AM, PST | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – A&E’s “Bag of Bones” is a mess. There are elements that work but a source material that doesn’t exactly translate to the mini-series form along with a mediocre script by Matt Venne and generic direction by Mick Garris add up to an experience that’s disjointed and inconsistent. There was a time when a Stephen King mini-series was an event – “The Stand,” “It,” even “Storm of the Century” – but what’s so disappointing about “Bag of Bones” is how inconsequential the whole thing feels.

Television Rating: 2.0/5.0

King’s “Bag of Bones” trods well-worn ground for the author. Once again, the protagonist is a writer, creative block plays a part, and, of course, there must be ghosts. The book has its moments but is also overly familiar for fans of the writer’s best work. What was most interesting about the novel was not the King cliches »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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TV Review: Stephen King’s Bag of Bones

9 December 2011 3:30 AM, PST | ScifiMafia | See recent ScifiMafia news »

 

Genre: Horror | Mystery

Air Date/Time: Sunday, December 11 at 9/8c and Monday, December 12 at 9/8c

Network: A&E

Director:Mick Garris

Cast: Pierce Brosnan, Melissa George, Matt Frewer, Jason Priestley, Annabeth Gish, Caitlin Carmichael

Teleplay:Matt Venne

Summary:

A&E Network presents Stephen King’s Bag of Bones, a four-hour epic miniseries based on The New York Times #1 bestselling novel, and featuring Pierce Brosnan’s return to television. Bag of Bones is a ghost story of grief and lost love’s enduring bonds, about an innocent child caught in a terrible crossfire and a new love haunted by past secrets. Melissa George (In Treatment), Annabeth Gish (Brotherhood, the X-Files), Anika Noni Rose (Dreamgirls, The Good Wife), William Schallert (The Patty Duke Show), Jason Priestley (Beverly Hills 90210, Haven) and Caitlin Carmichael (True Blood) also star.

In Bag of Bones, bestselling novelist Mike Noonan (Brosnan) is unable to stop grieving after the »

- Erin Willard

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Eureka Christmas Special: Colin Ferguson Q&A

6 December 2011 9:23 AM, PST | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Eureka Christmas Special: Colin Ferguson Q&A

For many the greatest gift of the holidays is the gathering of loved ones joyously spending time together all at once. In Eureka's final Christmas episode titled, "Do You See What I See," Syfy and Curious Pictures have teamed to give fans an exciting celebration of animation styles bringing the town of geniuses to life in a most adventurous yuletide tale. Claymation, traditional cell animation, cutting-edged anime, and CGI combine and collide to produce this special holiday story sure to be an instant classic.

Last year Eureka delivered one of my favorite holiday-themed specials ever, thanks in great part to the extraordinary guest performance of Chris Parnell as Dr. Noah Drummer. Parnell returns this year to sprinkle just the right amount of magic in the mix, and with fellow guests Jim Parsons, Edward James Olmos, and, Matt Frewer reprising his fan-favorite role of Jim Taggart, »

- Nightfly

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Spoiler-free Review: Bag of Bones

6 December 2011 5:10 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Bag Of Bones

Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Annabeth Gish, Jason Priestley, Melissa George, Matt Frewer | Written by Stephen King (novel), Matt Venne (screenplay) | Directed by Mick Garris

The self-titled “Real life. Drama.” Network, A&E, is breaking into the miniseries market with an adaption of Stephen King’s award winning thriller Bag of Bones. Having had a keen interest in the series, A&E was kind enough to send us a screener of the two part series and now Blogomatic3000 is proud to present our spoiler-free review of Bag of Bones. Unlike previous reviews, this writer will be omitting a score for the plot, as that would be reviewing the novel which this miniseries based on and not the series itself.

Acting: 8.2 out of 10

With the renowned actor Pierce Brosnan leading an all-star cast, one would expect a quality performance and the cast of Bag of Bones delivers. Though some scenes seem slightly overdone, »

- Aaron M.K.

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The TVLine-Up: TV Worth Watching This Tuesday

5 December 2011 10:00 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

On TV this Tuesday: Glee reels in Trouty Mouth, Syfy gets in the holiday spirit, New Girl receives sex ed, Sons of Anarchy and Covert Affairs say goodbye, and more. We’ve chose 13 things to keep on your radar.

8 pm Glee (Fox) | To bolster New Directions’ head count in time for sectionals*, Finn tracks down and convinces Sam Evans (Chord Overstreet) to come back. (Watch a video sneak peek and view photos.) *You will never think of sectionals/regionals/nationals the same after watching this Thursday’s Community.

8 pm Eureka (Syfy) | In the first of Syfy’s three standalone holiday specials for the night, »

- Matt Webb Mitovich

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'Eureka,' Warehouse 13' and 'Haven' bring the holidays to Syfy

30 November 2011 6:56 PM, PST | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

Syfy is presenting their holiday specials for "Eureka," "Warehouse 13" and "Haven." We've had a chance to watch and they're full of awesome geekery!

On "Eureka," Jack (Colin Ferguson) and Jo (Erica Cera) find themselves lost on their way to the photon generator and appear to run into the nature-loving Taggart (Matt Frewer), who has transformed into a polar bear living in an ice cave. Everyone ends up in various states of animation. You'll see your favorite show represented. Kind of amazing. We're so sad to see this show go!

On "Warehouse 13," Pete (Eddie McClintock) is seen reaching high on the shelves to put back Rudolph's nose, when suddenly he falls on the slippery snow on the ground, taking down several other pieces with him. He returns these items back onto the shelf and heads back inside. Upon entering he notices two investigators and quickly asks Pete to show his hands. »

- editorial@zap2it.com

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50/50 Blu-ray and DVD Arrive January 24th

25 November 2011 12:26 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Summit Entertainment will release the critically-acclaimed drama 50/50 on Blu-ray and DVD January 24, 2012. The standard DVD will be priced at $26.49 Srp, and the Blu-ray will cost $30.99 Srp. You can take a look at the cover art and special features details below.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogen team up to beat the odds in a film that Rolling Stone calls "achingly hilarious and heartfelt." Diagnosed with spinal cancer, 27-year-old Adam (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) navigates the road to recovery with the sometimes overbearing support of his crude best friend (Seth Rogen), his smothering mother (Anjelica Huston) and an inexperienced therapist (Anna Kendrick). Inspired by the true story, 50/50 is an honest yet hysterically funny account of a young man's journey toward healing.

Special Features:

Audio Commentary

Deleted Scenes

The Story of 50/50

50/50 was released September 30th, 2011 and stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, Anna Kendrick, Bryce Dallas Howard, Anjelica Huston, Serge Houde, Andrew Airlie, Matt Frewer. The »

- MovieWeb

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TV: Two More TV Spots and Fresh Imagery from 'Bag of Bones'

21 November 2011 3:30 PM, PST | bloody-disgusting.com | See recent Bloody-Disgusting.com news »

A&E released a third and fourth TV Spot from the Mick Garris-directed adaptation of Stephen King's "Bag of Bones". The two-part mini-series starring Pierce Brosnan, Melissa George, Annabeth Gish, Anika Noni Jones, Matt Frewer and Jason Priestly airs on Sunday, December 11 and Monday, December 12. You'll also find a trio of new imagery. I'm still waiting to see something insane. " 'Bag of Bones' is the story of grief and lost love's enduring bonds, an innocent child caught in a terrible crossfire and a new love haunted by past secrets. Bestselling novelist Mike Noonan, played by Pierce Brosnan, is unable to stop grieving after the sudden death of his wife Jo. A dream inspires him to return to the couple's lakeside retreat in western Maine where he becomes involved in a custody battle between the daughter of an attractive young widow and the child's enormously wealthy grandfather, »

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Eureka Gets an Animated Episode for the Holidays

21 November 2011 6:42 AM, PST | BuzzFocus.com | See recent BuzzFocus.com news »

Eureka is gearing up for a truly unique episode this holiday, filled with guest-stars like Dexter and Battlestar Galactica star Edward James Olmos. On Tues, Dec 6, Eureka will be hit by a “mysterious kaleidoscopic wave of color” that will transform the town and its residents into animated versions of themselves. The animation is said to be a blend of Anime, claymation and CG, while having more comedic animated elements drawn from the Looney Tunes cartoon. Matt Hastings will direct the episode. It will feature: Emmy-Award winner Jim Parsons as the voice of Carter’s (Colin Ferguson) long put-on Jeep, who’s had enough of his owner’s cavalier attitude towards him. Edward James Olmos will voice Rudy, the leader of a pack of sled dogs who befriends Deputy Andy. Chris Parnell also guest stars as Dr. Noah Drummer, reprising his role from last year’s Christmas special. Matt Frewer will be featured as an animated, »

- Bags H.

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TV: 'Bag of Bones' TV Spot Can't Bury the Truth

18 November 2011 1:54 PM, PST | bloody-disgusting.com | See recent Bloody-Disgusting.com news »

A&E released a second TV Spot from the Mick Garris-directed adaptation of Stephen King's "Bag of Bones". The two-part mini-series starring Pierce Brosnan, Melissa George, Annabeth Gish, Anika Noni Jones, Matt Frewer and Jason Priestly airs on Sunday, December 11 and Monday, December 12. " 'Bag of Bones' is the story of grief and lost love's enduring bonds, an innocent child caught in a terrible crossfire and a new love haunted by past secrets. Bestselling novelist Mike Noonan, played by Pierce Brosnan, is unable to stop grieving after the sudden death of his wife Jo. A dream inspires him to return to the couple's lakeside retreat in western Maine where he becomes involved in a custody battle between the daughter of an attractive young widow and the child's enormously wealthy grandfather, the mysterious ghostly visitations, the ever-escalating nightmares and the realization that his late wife still has something. »

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Geek Girl Navigating the World – Supernatural will top my list for a long, long time

14 November 2011 5:57 AM, PST | Boomtron | See recent Boomtron news »

Geek Girl Navigating the World – Supernatural will top my list for a long, long time

I am kind of a TV junkie.  I’ll admit that.  There are several shows that I watch frequently and have a tendency to recommend to anyone who’ll hold still long enough to express even the barest hint of interest.  There are also several shows that I have purchased in their entirety on DVD.  For a long time, if I were asked what my favorite show was, I wouldn’t have been able to name one.

That all changed in 2005.  I considered the WB to be a haven for soapy and fairly ridiculous teen-drama fair after they’d pretty much abolished and animation line-up that I’d loved to watch.  There was a new show premiering, though, that looked promising.  As a sci-fi/fantasy fan, the lack of anything to take the place of “The X-Files” was disconcerting. »

- dragonwomant

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Watch a TV Spot for Stephen King's Bag of Bones

11 November 2011 | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

If it feels like we're covering a lot of horror on television these days, well, it's because the small screen is offering a lot more than what's going on in theaters right now. So, we bring you another look at A&E's Bag of Bones , the two-part mini-series airing next month. A new television spot hit the web and it has more ghoulish footage. Mick Garris directs, Pierce Brosnan, Melissa George, Annabeth Gish, Anika Noni Jones, Matt Frewer and Jason Priestly star. »

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TV: Several Photos from Mick Garris' 'Bag of Bones'

8 November 2011 9:56 AM, PST | bloody-disgusting.com | See recent Bloody-Disgusting.com news »

A&E has loaded the Facebook page with a slew of uneventful images from the Mick Garris-directed adaptation of Stephen King's "Bag of Bones". The two-part mini-series starring Pierce Brosnan, Melissa George, Annabeth Gish, Anika Noni Jones, Matt Frewer and Jason Priestly airs on Sunday, December 11 and Monday, December 12. " 'Bag of Bones' is the story of grief and lost love's enduring bonds, an innocent child caught in a terrible crossfire and a new love haunted by past secrets. Bestselling novelist Mike Noonan, played by Pierce Brosnan, is unable to stop grieving after the sudden death of his wife Jo. A dream inspires him to return to the couple's lakeside retreat in western Maine where he becomes involved in a custody battle between the daughter of an attractive young widow and the child's enormously wealthy grandfather...." »

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Several Photos from Stephen King's Bag of Bones

8 November 2011 | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

The Facebook page for A&E's upcoming mini-series, Bag of Bones , posted the following images, the first stills to come out of this Stephen King adaptation. And it looks like we've got our first shot of the story's "villain" - the old man Max Devore. Part one airs on Sunday, December 11 and stars Pierce Brosnan, Melissa George, Annabeth Gish, Anika Noni Jones, Matt Frewer and Jason Priestly. Mick Garris directed the adaptation. Synopsis: "Bag of Bones" is the story of grief and lost love's enduring bonds, an innocent child caught in a terrible crossfire and a new love haunted by past secrets. Bestselling novelist Mike Noonan, played by Pierce Brosnan, is unable to stop grieving after the sudden death of his wife Jo. A dream inspires him to return to the »

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TV: New Promo Posters for 'Bag of Bones'

1 November 2011 4:44 PM, PDT | bloody-disgusting.com | See recent Bloody-Disgusting.com news »

A&E has revealed a trio of new promo posters from the Mick Garris-directed adaptation of Stephen King's "Bag of Bones". The two-part mini-series starring Pierce Brosnan, Melissa George, Annabeth Gish, Anika Noni Jones, Matt Frewer and Jason Priestly airs on Sunday, December 11 and Monday, December 12. You'll also find a video that takes you behind-the-scenes of the make-up application. Get more at the series' official website. " 'Bag of Bones' is the story of grief and lost love's enduring bonds, an innocent child caught in a terrible crossfire and a new love haunted by past secrets. Bestselling novelist Mike Noonan, played by Pierce Brosnan, is unable to stop grieving after the sudden death of his wife Jo...." »

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Ben Affleck to direct Stephen King's The Stand?

23 October 2011 10:22 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Back in August it was reported that director David Yates and screenwriter Steve Kloves were looking to follow up the hugley-successful Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 with another book adaptation, developing what was described as 'multi-part film series' based upon Stephen King's post-apocalyptic opus, The Stand. However, Deadline have revealed that Warner Bros. have since turned their attention to Ben Affleck, director of the critically acclaimed Gone Baby Gone and The Town, who is currently busy shooting his third feature, the comedy/drama Argo, co-starring Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), John Goodman (The Big Lebowski), Kyle Chandler (Super 8) and Michael Parks (Red State).

First published in 1978 (with a revised edition in 1990), The Stand was previously adapted for the screen as a TV miniseries in 1994, with Stephen King regular Mick Garris (Sleepwalkers, The Shining, Riding the Bullet, Desperation) directing a cast that included Rob Lowe, Gary Sinise, »

- flickeringmyth

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50/50 (2011)

22 October 2011 7:25 PM, PDT | The Moving Arts Journal | See recent The Moving Arts Journal news »

Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogen star in "50/50"

Making a comedy about cancer is risky business. Making a comedy about a young, attractive person with cancer is self-sabotage. People don’t go to mainstream movies to be bummed out, or to be offended by the trivializing of something that should bum them out. Director Jonathan Levine (“The Wackness”) has a simple solution to this dilemma. He didn’t make a comedy — or a movie about cancer. Contrary to the marketing, “50/50″ isn’t a laugh-a-minute raunch-fest aimed at teens and 20-somethings; it’s a sweet, balanced drama for adults about the utility and power of friendship and family in the face of life’s cold, indifferent realities. Sometimes relationships don’t work. Sometimes dear friends and loved ones die for no reason. Sometimes young people get cancer. But these facts, immutable as they are, are not immune to the marginalizing power of context. »

- Eric M. Armstrong

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