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This unecessary reboot is clearly meant to warm the cockles, but boring musical numbers and hammy performances simply leave the viewer with a sugar rush of nausea
There’s been an update to that well-known tune about Annie, the parentless little cutester melting the flinty heart of the scowling plutocrat billionaire looking after her. It’s based on – and basically mired in – the 1970s Broadway musical, which has already had two movie adaptations: the 1982 film directed by John Huston with Aileen Quinn as Annie and Albert Finney as Daddy Warbucks, and the 1999 version directed by Rob Marshall with Alicia Morton and Victor Garber.
This new one, on the other hand, is basically like a horrific mix of Lionel Bart’s Oliver, My Fair Lady and Pretty Woman. Did we really need another go-around for Annie, that indomitable little curly-haired moppet, who defiantly sings about how she’ll “love ya tomorrow »
- Peter Bradshaw
On the winter finale of the hit CW series The Flash, Caitlin Snow (Danielle Panabaker) must come to terms with the fact that her fiancé, Ronnie Raymond (Robbie Amell), is not actually dead, but has instead been transformed into something very different, now known as Firestorm. That revelation will affect her very deeply, and compel her to want to get to the bottom of what happened. During this exclusive phone interview with Collider, actress Danielle Panabaker talked about how proud she is of the show, how humongous the winter finale is, what Caitlin will be dealing with now that the fiancé she thought was dead has turned up in a very different form, working with Robbie Amell and Victor Garber as Firestorm, how much Team Arrow has affected Team Flash, what it’s meant to her to have the support of the Arrow family, and what fans can expect when »
- Christina Radish
Get your tissues ready, The Flash’s winter finale is going to produce some tears!
“It really is the emotional capper of these first nine episodes,” The Flash executive producer Andrew Kreisberg tells ETonline ahead of Tuesday’s episode. “You’re going to get a lot of answers that people have had questions to – a lot of mysteries are solved – but then just as many mysteries … are opened up.”
The episode finds Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) face to face with the man in the yellow suit, aka Reverse-Flash, the same person responsible for the death of his mother. Though fans won’t find out who actually is behind the mask – at least not yet – Kreisberg is making grand pronouncements about the upcoming hour.
“It really is one of the best hours I’ve really been a part of,” he said. “It »
A couple of brief updates about The CW's "The Flash" today. First up, it has been confirmed that "Firefly" and "Homeland" actress Morena Baccarin is the person who provided the voice of Gideon, Harrison Wells' A.I. personal assistant, in this week's episode of "The Flash".
It isn't known yet if Gideon will be appearing in future episodes, but it marks Baccarin second current foray into DC Comics on TV as she will be playing the recurring role of Dr. Leslie Thompkins in Fox's "Gotham" and will become a series regular on that show next season.
Next up, executive producer Greg Berlanti teases that CBS' upcoming "Supergirl" film could crossover into The CW's "Arrow" and "The Flash," assuming the network would allow it. The news comes from an excerpt from Entertainment Weekly:
"Later in the afternoon at his other office on the Warner Bros. lot, Berlanti meets with fellow producer »
- Garth Franklin
As it stands right now on the CW's The Flash, the plan is to eventually have Robbie Amell’s Ronnie Raymond combine with Victor Garber’s Professor Stein to make Firestorm...but we might be looking at a threesome. According to KSiteTV, Luc Roderique has also been cast as the current DC Comics incarnation of Firestorm, Jason Rusch. He's described as “a graduate student at Hudson University, he was part of Martin Stein’s research team on the F.I.R.E.S.T.O.R.M. project. In the DC comics, Jason takes over the Firestorm matrix after Ronnie Raymond’s death.”. So maybe a nasty end is in store for Raymond on the show, or they'll just take turns or something. Roderique (Godzilla, Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes, Supernatural) is set to appear as Rusch in the tenth episode of The Flash which will air after the mid season break. »
From a poem to a play to a number of high-profile films, 'Annie' has been a very popular orphan.
From a poem to a play to a number of high-profile films, Annie has been a very popular orphan.
Columbia Pictures released a brand-new trailer for the upcoming musical comedy Annie, and in it we get a fun, lighthearted look at the world of orphans who are forced to be political pawns in order for a wealthy man to maintain his grasp on power and influence over the population. But, in a fun way, and also there's a lesson about love in there too.
However, this story goes back over 130 years through a long and complicated lineage of adaptation and interpretation in various forms of media. So let's take a look back at the history of Annie.
First it was a poem by James Whitcomp Riley called "Little Orphant Annie," written in 1885. Cartoonist »
The actress will portray DC Comics character Linda Park, a new love interest for Barry Allen (Grant Gustin). Linda Park is a journalist for the Central City Picture News, who befriends Iris West (Candice Patton) and helps her get accustomed to the fast-paced world of journalism. She also meets Barry at a local bar, and they both become fast friends right away. Linda Park will make her first appearance in Episode 12, although it isn't known how many episodes she has signed on for.
In the DC Comics, Linda Park first appears in Issue 28 as the girlfriend and eventual wife of Wally West, the first "Kid Flash" and the third Flash overall. She joins a slew of other actors playing characters from the DC Comics, including Dominic Purcell »
This week on The CW’s The Flash, the latest adversary was a real gas, flashbacks revealed how Caitlin’s fiance was felled on a stormy night, The Old Flash “met” the new one and we learned a shocking truth about how Barry landed on the fast track.
Whereas last week I took issue with the kiddie-centric flashbacks, this time around I couldn’t get enough of the particle accelerator backstory. In fact, it almost had me wishing the series had picked up with events a day or two prior, though I suspect the sum total of flashbacks still to »
On “The Flash,” Grant Gustin’s titular hero isn’t the only character with special abilities, and in the Oct. 21 episode, we’ll meet another DC Comics icon: Robbie Amell’s Ronnie Raymond, aka one half of Firestorm — DC’s “Nuclear Man.” In the series, Ronnie is an engineer on Star Labs’ particle accelerator, the device that imbues Barry, Ronnie and many other bystanders with unforeseen powers after it malfunctions. He’s also the fiance of Caitlin Snow (Danielle Panabaker), and this week’s episode will flash back (no pun intended) to the night when the accelerator exploded, supposedly killing Ronnie even as it gifted Barry with super speed.
Amell is no stranger to super powers — having headlined Greg Berlanti, Phil Klemmer and Julie Plec’s “Tomorrow People” for The CW last season — and it’s safe to say that heroics are in his genes, given that his cousin is “Arrow” star Stephen Amell. »
- Laura Prudom
Viewers were introduced to Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) during Season 2 of The CW’s hit drama series Arrow, in a way that made the character both likeable and intriguing, and it was easy to see why he immediately got his own TV show. With The Flash having made its debut to huge ratings, Barry is now getting his own backstory and mythology and villains to fight, while also playing into the bigger DC universe and, at times, characters will cross back and forth between the two shows. In Episode 3, “Things You Can’t Outrun,” viewers will revisit the painful night the particle accelerator exploded and killed Caitlin Snow’s (Danielle Panabaker) fiancé, Ronnie Raymond (Robbie Amell), who also becomes one half of Firestorm, in future episodes. During this exclusive phone interview with Collider, actor Robbie Amell talked about how he was offered the role, how excited his mom is that he booked the show, »
- Christina Radish
The Flash is about to heat up. Robbie Amell makes his grand debut in tonight's episode of the CW's hit Arrow spinoff show as half of one of DC Comics' most powerful superheroes: Ronnie Raymond, aka Firestorm. And yes, we do mean half. The other half is Dr. Martin Stein—who will be played by Victor Garber—and the two polar opposite men find themselves fused together after the particle accelerator explosion...the same one that left Barry Allen with a set of speedy legs. But when we meet Ronnie for the first time in tonight's episode, "Things You Can't Outrun," he won't be the Firestorm fans know and love. "You don't meet Firestorm yet. You're just going »
Fans of The Flash will get their first look at Ronnie Raymond (Robbie Amell) in tomorrow night's episode "Things You Can't Outrun". The character is one half of Firestorm, with Dr. Martin Stein (Victor Garber) portraying the other half. Before fans are introduced to Ronnie, Robbie Amell offers the first details about his character in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter.
Firestorm isn't as big a name in the DC comic book universe. Amell reveals that he wasn't too familiar with the character before he landed the role.
"I knew of him and I knew a little, but I hadn't been a huge Firestorm fan. But I'm actually kind of glad that it happened that way because I got to be introduced to a new superhero. I got a care package from DC with a couple comics and a couple action figures. My mom went out to a comic book »
The Flash is headed to the past — well, the very recent past. The CW's Arrow spinoff is about to introduce former S.T.A.R. Labs mechanic Ronnie Raymond in Tuesday's episode, who — as a result of the same particle accelerator explosion that turned Barry Allen into The Flash — becomes half of the powerful dual identity Firestorm (the other half is played by Victor Garber). With Ronnie's fiancee and S.T.A.R. Labs employee Caitlin Snow (Danielle Panabaker) coming to terms with the possibility that her true love may have perished in the accident, things in
- Philiana Ng
In the CBS drama’s Oct. 28 episode, titled “Parental Guidance Suggested,” 24 alum Marisol Nichols guest-stars as Zoë Keates, an Atf Special Agent who years ago worked with Dinozzo at the Philly Pd (prior to Tony’s stint in Baltimore). The two cross paths anew when NCIS and Atf find themselves tracking the same terrorist.
How do you interpret Tony’s reaction below? Is it bona fide “Happy to see you, »
“We are thrilled to have [Stockwell] join us for some Thanksgiving fun and intrigue in Nola,” executive producer Gary Glasberg told EW.
Excited to see Quantum Leap‘s leading men back on the screen together? Sound off in the comments! »
Life is sweet to Victor Garber. The famous actor who starred in Alias just cannot shake his crime fighting roles. He has been confirmed to have a guest role for an upcoming November 21st episode of Blue Bloods. His role will be New York real estate legend named Donald Stein who finds himself concerned over the deaths of his people, Jewish men. Donald will be concerned by how he feels the cops are not doing enough to protect his people. This news comes at heels of his upcoming role on CW’s The Flash. No word on if his Blue Bloods role will be a reoccurring role or not.
Congratulations is in order for Victor. I have always enjoyed his big ego characters, as well as his acting chops as a whole. He plays the role of being a jerk very well. We cannot wait to see what kind of »
- Sarah Peel
Stephen Colbert made a cameo at today Apple event as "chief of secrecy" Watch Colbert complain, over the phone, about his new title. Joan Rivers’ official cause of death released The coroner ruled that Rivers died due to lack of oxygen to the brain. She was sedated with Propofol when she during the botched procedure on her throat. “South Park” releases full Lorde parody song, apparently sung by Sia Internet sleuths figured out that the voice sounds like Sia. She was even represented on the show. Even Lorde herself says Sia was involved. Plus: “South Park” takes on Silicon Valley’s transportation war. Click Read Full Post For More “Mom” books Bevery D’Angelo and Colin Hanks She’ll play Kevin Pollak’s ex-wife and he’ll play a potential love interest for Anna Faris. Neil Patrick Harris reveals he turned down Season 1 of “American Horror Story” Harris says he and his husband, »
- Norman Weiss
Victor Garber is a man in demand, folks.
On the heels of landing a juicy midseason role on The CW’s The Flash, TV’s erstwhile spy daddy has booked a guest-starring gig on CBS’ Blue Bloods, TVLine has learned exclusively.
Appearing in the Nov. 21 episode, Garber will play Donald Stein, the charismatic scion of a New York real estate dynasty. As a highly respected Jewish leader, Stein is deeply disturbed by the recent murders of several prominent Jewish men in the city. Convinced they are hate crimes, he grows frustrated when Frank refuses to share that conclusion without more evidence. »
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The Performance | He may not have leapt a tall building in a single bound, but Gustin’s performance in the pilot episode of The CW’s The Flash was pretty darn close to super-powered.
Despite having the hefty weight of a DC Comics legacy on his back, Gustin made it look effortless as his geeky crime-scene investigator Barry Allen transformed into the fastest man alive after a snafu involving a lightning bolt (generated by S.T.A. »
The CW's "The Flash" is adding some more villains to its ranks.
Andy Mientus ("Smash," "Chasing Life") has joined the cast as Hartley Rathaway, a former Star Labs tech who later becomes the sonic weapon-slinging villain The Pied Piper. In both the comics and the show the character is openly gay. Mientus will appear in the show's eleventh and twelfth episodes.
Next, "Alias" regular Victor Garber is slated to play the DC Comics character and arrogant nuclear physicist Dr. Martin Stein in the series. The character discovers the particle accelerator accident fused him with the impulsive Ronnie Raymond (Robbie Amell) and he races to find a way to separate the two. Together they become 'Firestorm'.
Meanwhile its progenitor "Arrow" returned to The CW on Wednesday night to solid ratings with 2.8 million viewers and a 1.0 in Live+Same Day results. The third season premiere jumped 2% in total viewers and 11% in the »
- Garth Franklin
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