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First Trailer for Mini-Series Adaptation of Acclaimed 'The Book of Negroes' Surfaces

24 June 2014 10:28 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Principal photography for Clement Virgo's much-anticipated film adaptation of author Lawrence Hill’s award-winning bestseller, "The Book of Negroes," is complete, as the project now moves into the next phase of the production process, with a Mipcom premiere in Cannes set for Monday, October 13 as the opening night gala. The filmmaker and a few of the film's stars will be present (Mipcom is the international TV and entertainment market held in Cannes once every year; where content is introduced for co-producing, buying, selling, financing and distributing). Aunjanue EllisLouis Gossett Jr.Cuba Gooding Jr., and Lyriq Bent are all »

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First Trailer for Mini-Series Adaptation of Acclaimed 'The Book of Negroes' Surfaces

24 June 2014 10:28 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Principal photography for Clement Virgo's much-anticipated film adaptation of author Lawrence Hill’s award-winning bestseller, "The Book of Negroes," is complete, as the project now moves into the next phase of the production process, with a Mipcom premiere in Cannes set for Monday, October 13 as the opening night gala. The filmmaker and a few of the film's stars will be present (Mipcom is the international TV and entertainment market held in Cannes once every year; where content is introduced for co-producing, buying, selling, financing and distributing). Aunjanue EllisLouis Gossett Jr.Cuba Gooding Jr., and Lyriq Bent are all members of the starring cast of the project from Conquering Lion Pictures, Out of Africa Entertainment and Entertainment One (eOne) Television.  Ben Chaplin, Allan Hawko and Jane Alexander also feature, amongst many others. Boasting one of the...

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Cuba Gooding Jr., Louis Gossett Jr.'s 'The Book of Negroes' to Premiere at Mipcom

24 June 2014 10:07 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Paris – Cuba Gooding Jr.'s new Bet show, The Book of Negroes, will premiere at October's Mipcom television confab in Cannes.  Photos Gone Too Soon: 8 Oscar Winners and Nominees Who Took Their Own Lives Along with Oscar-winner Gooding Jr., the miniseries co-stars fellow Oscar-winner Louis Gossett Jr., Aunjanue Ellis (The Help), Ben Chaplin (Dorian Gray), Lyriq Bent (Rookie Blue) and Jane Alexander (The Cider House Rules). Gooding Jr. and Gossett Jr. will appear at the red carpet premiere at the Grand Palais alongside director and co-writer Clement Virgo (The Wire) and executive producer Damon

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- Rhonda Richford

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"A Fighting Man" On Blu-ray and DVD - June 24, 2014

21 June 2014 10:09 AM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

From levelFILM, Sneak Peek writer/director Damien Lee's boxing drama "A Fighting Man", available on Blu-ray and DVD, June 24, 2014, starring Dominic Purcell ("Prison Break"), Famke Janssen ("X-Men"), James Caan ("Rollerball"), Kim Coates ("Sons Of Anarchy"), Oscar winner Louis Gosset Jr. and Izaak Smith:

"...'A Fighting Man' is a brutal, disquieting look at two men who meet head to head in the ring for a fight that will change their lives. As one man (Purcell) fights for redemption and forgiveness, the other (Smith) fights for change and hope. Intense, fierce and highly dramatic, it's as much of a character story as it is a boxing movie, and by the end, they realize, whether win or lose, they'll need each other to make it through..."

Producers are Gary Howsam and Bill Marks and executive produced by Jeff Sackman.

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- Michael Stevens

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Halle Berry Launches ‘Extant’ at California Science Center Premiere

17 June 2014 1:05 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The Space Shuttle Endeavor served as the perfect backdrop for the Monday premiere of the CBS sci-fi drama “Extant” as guests including series star Halle Berry flocked to the California Science Center for a screening of the pilot episode.

Extant,” created by Mickey Fisher and co-produced by CBS Television Studios and Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television, marks Berry’s first major TV role since the 2005 telefilm “Their Eyes Were Watching God.” Berry plays Molly, an astronaut who returns home from a 13-month solo mission in space and tries to reconnect with her husband (Goran Visnjic) and young son (Pierce Gagnon).

Though she is no stranger to shooting action scenes after playing the titular superhero in “Catwoman” and, most recently, reprising her role as Storm in “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” the Oscar winner admitted that her return to TV did pose a few new challenges.

While walking the red carpet with husband Olivier Martinez, »

- Andrea Seikaly

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'A Fighting Man' Clip Starring Dominic Purcell and James Caan | Exclusive

16 June 2014 11:23 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

An aging fighter who has never been knocked down in his career begs for one final round in our exclusive clip for A Fighting Man, debuting on DVD June 17. Dominic Purcell plays Sailor O'Connor, a pugilist way past his prime who agrees to fight an up and coming young boxer (Izaak Smith), as they both battle their own demons on their way to the ring. James Caan, Michael Ironside and boxing legend Freddie Roach are also featured in this scene from director Damian Lee's boxing drama. You can clickHere to read our exclusive interview with Dominic Purcell.

Haunted by a tragic past, undefeated washed up boxer Sailor O'Connor (Dominic Purcell) is a broken man. When a fluke opportunity arises to step back in the ring, he takes it. His opponent is younger and faster, but with the support of his old fight team (Michael Ironside and James Caan), Sailor »

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'A Fighting Man' Interview with Dominic Purcell | Exclusive

16 June 2014 9:08 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Boxing stories have been told since cinema was first invented, but you'd be hard-pressed to find a boxing movie told like A Fighting Man, which debuts on DVD June 17. Writer-director Damian Lee takes viewers through an unorthodox narrative, going back and forth between a big fight where aging pugilist Sailor O'Connor (Dominic Purcell) battles with young up and comer King (Izaak Smith), and the dramatic events that unfolded, leading both of these boxers to step in the ring with one another. I recently had the chance to speak with Dominic Purcell over the phone, where he spoke about his boxing training, how parts of the story were taken from his actual life, bringing this amazing cast together which includes James Caan, Louis Gossett Jr., Famke Janssen, Michael Ironside, Adam Beach, Kim Coates and an appearance by boxing legend Freddie Roach, and much more. Here's what he had to say in our exclusive interview. »

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First Footage From 'The Book of Negroes' Looks Promising - Take a Look...

7 June 2014 8:36 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Principal photography for Clement Virgo's much-anticipated film adaptation of author Lawrence Hill’s award-winning bestseller, "The Book of Negroes," is complete, as the project now moves into the next phase of the production process. Aunjanue EllisLouis Gossett Jr.Cuba Gooding Jr., and Lyriq Bent are all members of the starring cast of the project from Conquering Lion Pictures, Out of Africa Entertainment and Entertainment One (eOne) Television. Ben Chaplin, Allan Hawko and Jane Alexander also feature, amongst many others. Boasting one of the strongest female characters in recent fiction, »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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Win A Fighting Man on DVD

6 June 2014 6:38 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

To mark the release of A Fighting Man on 9th June, we’ve been given 5 copies to give away on DVD.

Hollywood heavyweights James Caan (The Godfather, Misery) and Louis Gossett Jr. (An Officer and A Gentleman, Iron Eagle) star in the boxing drama A Fighting Man, written and directed by Damian Lee (A Dark Truth, Breakout) and released on DVD by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment on 9 June 2014.

The cast also includes Dominic Purcell (TV’s Prison Break, Breakout, Straw Dogs), Famke Janssen (X-Men, Wolverine, Taken), Kim Coates (TV’s Sons of Anarchy) and Michael Ironside (X-Men First Class, Total Recall).

A Fighting Man tells the story of two men who meet head to head in the ring for a fight that will change their lives. One man fights for redemption and forgiveness while the other fights for hope and change. In the end, win or lose, they realize they »

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Six of the Best: One on One Fights on Film

6 June 2014 4:30 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

This Monday sees the release of A Fighting Man on DVD. Written and directed by  Damian Lee, it stars Dominic Purcell as washed-up boxer Sailor O’Connor, who is given one more chance for redemption as he steps into the ring to fight a hungry young fighter, played by Izaak Smith. It also stars James Caan and Louis Gossett Jr.

A Fighting Man is a boxing drama about a one on one fight that means everything to both combatants. It’s not an original device in Hollywood movies, but some films handle it really well. Here follows six of the best examples.

 

Neo vs Agent Smith (The Matrix)

The Matrix may be best remembered for gunplay, existentialism and terrible sequels, but the first movie’s finale came down to the one on one battle between Neo and Agent Smith. Neo represented the hopes of all mankind, and whilst Agent Smith represented the oppressive machines, »

- Barry Steele

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There's Nothing To Be Merry About In This New Set Of Images From 'The Book of Negroes'

5 June 2014 11:38 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Principal photography for Clement Virgo's much-anticipated film adaptation of author Lawrence Hill’s award-winning bestseller, "The Book of Negroes," is complete, as the project now moves into the next phase of the production process. Progress... Aunjanue EllisLouis Gossett Jr.Cuba Gooding Jr., and Lyriq Bent are all members of the starring cast of the project from Conquering Lion Pictures, Out of Africa Entertainment and Entertainment One (eOne) Television. Ben Chaplin, Allan Hawko and Jane Alexander also feature, amongst many others. Boasting one of the strongest female characters in »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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Does This Movie Scene Feature the Worst Special Effects of All Time?

3 June 2014 2:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

  Where do we even begin with the film Jaws 3D? The 1983 movie, starring Dennis Quaid as the son of Chief Brody from ye olde Amity Island and Lou Gossett Jr., is one of the worst chapters in the Jaws franchise. Oh, did we mention that Manimal (is awesome) star Simon MacCorkindale also got suckered into a role for this mess? Jaws 3D used technology as its biggest selling point and was one of several films that popped up during the 3D renaissance. The results were less than stellar, but thankfully the movie has survived as an object of fascination — which is why website Bloody Disgusting recently examined a scene from Jaws 3D. "Does This Jaws 3D Scene Have the Worst Special Effects of All Time?" the site asked. "This isn't some home video...

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- Alison Nastasi

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Ann B. Davis: 12 Things You Didn’t Know About the ‘Brady Bunch’ Star

1 June 2014 7:55 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The show only lasted five seasons in its original run, yet “The Brady Bunch’s” endless life in syndication was enough to make Ann B. Davis a TV icon.

But Davis, who died Sunday at age 88, was active in TV, film and stage for more than 15 years before she donned the blue uniform to become housekeeper Alice Nelson on the enduring ABC sitcom. When “Brady Bunch” began, Davis received equal billing with stars Florence Henderson and Robert Reed, who were lesser known to TV at the time.

Davis, after all, had earned two supporting comedy actress Emmys for her role as “Shultzy” in the 1960s rom-com “The Bob Cummings Show” (aka “Love That Bob”). She played the devoted assistant with a deep crush on her boss, a professional photographer and ladies’ man.

Here are a few things most “Brady Bunch” fans probably don’t know about Davis’ career, gleaned from the pages of Variety. »

- Cynthia Littleton

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First Official Images From 'The Book of Negroes' (Mini-Series Adaptation Of Award-Winning Bestseller)

29 May 2014 11:10 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

As you can see in the above production slate, principal photography for Clement Virgo's much-anticipated film adaptation of author Lawrence Hill’s award-winning bestseller, The Book of Negroes, is complete, as the project now moves into the next phase of the production process. Progress... Aunjanue EllisLouis Gossett Jr.Cuba Gooding Jr., and Lyriq Bent are all members of the starring cast of the project from Conquering Lion Pictures, Out of Africa Entertainment and Entertainment One (eOne) Television. Ben Chaplin, Allan Hawko and Jane Alexander also feature, amongst many others. Boasting one of the strongest female characters in recent fiction, the novel's synopsis reads: Abducted as an 11-year-old child from her village in West Africa and forced to walk for months to the sea in a coffle—a string of slaves— Aminata Diallo is sent to live as a slave in South Carolina. But years...

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First Official Images From 'The Book of Negroes' (Mini-Series Adaptation Of Award-Winning Bestseller)

29 May 2014 11:10 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

As you can see in the above production slate, principal photography for Clement Virgo's much-anticipated film adaptation of author Lawrence Hill’s award-winning bestseller, The Book of Negroes, is complete, as the project now moves into the next phase of the production process. Progress... Aunjanue EllisLouis Gossett Jr.Cuba Gooding Jr., and Lyriq Bent are all members of the starring cast of the project from Conquering Lion Pictures, Out of Africa Entertainment and Entertainment One (eOne) Television. Ben Chaplin, Allan Hawko and Jane Alexander also feature, amongst many »

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CBS Provides the First Look at Extant and Stalker

14 May 2014 3:19 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

It's been a crazy busy week for the TV networks, and today it was CBS's turn to show off its upcoming wares. On tap for you right now we have "first look" videos for the Halle Berry vehicle "Extant" plus Kevin Williamson's new series, "Stalker."

"Extant" premieres on Wednesday, July 9th, at 9/8c on CBS.

"Extant" Synopsis:

"Extant" is a mystery thriller about a female astronaut, Molly (Halle Berry), who is trying to reconnect with her family when she returns after a year in outer space. Her experiences lead to events that ultimately will change the course of human history.

Goran Visnjic portrays John, Molly's husband; Pierce Gagnon plays their son, Ethan; Louis Gossett, Jr., plays Quinn, Molly's father; and Camryn Manheim plays Sam Barton, Molly’s best friend. Michael O'Neill and Grace Gummer also co-star. Guest stars include Josh Malina as Dr. Scott Beck, the lead »

- Debi Moore

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Blazing Saddles: 40th Anniversary [Blu-ray]

6 May 2014 12:18 PM, PDT | The Scorecard Review | See recent Scorecard Review news »

Blu-ray Review

Blazing Saddles

Directed by: Mel Brooks

Cast: Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder, Slim Pickens

Running Time: 1 hr 33 mins

Rating: R

Own “Blazing Saddles” 40th Anniversary on Blu-ray 5/6!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPIP9KXdmO0

Plot (courtesy of Warner Bros. Home Video): Blazing Saddles stars Cleavon Little as an unlikely sheriff in the town of Rock Ridge, Harvey Korman as the villain, Madeline Kahn as a Marlene Dietrich-style chanteuse, Gene Wilder as the wacko Waco Kid and Brooks himself as a dimwitted politico. Once the lunatic film gets started, logic is lost in a blizzard of gags, jokes, quips, puns and outrageous assaults upon good taste or any taste at all. The film was nominated for three Academy Awards– Supporting Actress for Kahn, Best Editing and Best Song.

Movie: Right now there is only one Western comedy worth talking about, and it is Blazing Saddles. Yes, this »

- Jeff Bayer

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‘Jaws 3D’: Cheap Carny Tricks and SeaWorld Sharks

2 May 2014 8:17 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The summer of 2001 was especially tense. Having just been through an unending presidential election, the U.S. seemed especially on edge. Even before the towers fell in September, the media was already pushing a large, unknown insurgency, it’s face gracing the cover of Time just a month before.

The infamous “Summer of the Shark” cover is today gawked upon, like Y2K or the Africanized bees that preceded it. After a media feeding frenzy, there is always a through-the-looking-glass “What were we so worried about?” perspective that takes hold once reason sets in. And, as such, post-9/11, America stopped looking to the ocean.

Killer shark movies have since been relegated to direct-to-dvd shlock from Roger Corman and The Asylum.  However, just a few decades earlier, they were franchise-bait.

When Steven Spielberg was approached to direct a sequel to his first major success Jaws, he didn’t even bother responding. He »

- Kenny Hedges

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New 'Extant' Trailer Reveals More Of The Plot (Halle Berry Stars In Steven Spielberg-Produced Sci-Fi Series)

1 May 2014 6:59 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

This new trailer for the series gives us a little more than the last one, expanding on a key piece of premise information hinted at in the previous shorter teaser. Halle Berry's stars in CBS' new Steven Spielberg-produced futuristic thriller series Extant, which debuts on Wednesday, July 2, at 9/8c. The series, as we've known so far, will center on a female astronaut trying to reconnect with her family, after she returns home after a year in space. Her experiences lead to events that ultimately change the course of human history. And the key piece of information the below new teaser expands on is that it she's carrying what is likely an alien baby (or something), which she brings back with her to earth. Louis Gossett Jr. will play her good-natured but unreliable father - a retired doctor living out his last years in an isolated community, which keeps »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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First Look at the Trailer for Extant

30 April 2014 4:03 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Entertainment Weekly has scored the first look at the official trailer for CBS's big budget TV show "Extant," and we have this interstellar bad boy right here for you to dig upon! Halle Berry birthing aliens? We're so in it's not even funny!

"Extant" premieres on Wednesday, July 9th, at 9/8c on CBS.

Synopsis:

"Extant" is a mystery thriller about a female astronaut, Molly (Halle Berry), who is trying to reconnect with her family when she returns after a year in outer space. Her experiences lead to events that ultimately will change the course of human history.

Goran Visnjic portrays John, Molly's husband; Pierce Gagnon plays their son, Ethan; Louis Gossett, Jr., plays Quinn, Molly's father; and Camryn Manheim plays Sam Barton, Molly’s best friend. Michael O'Neill and Grace Gummer also co-star. Guest stars include Josh Malina as Dr. Scott Beck, the lead doctor in an emergency room of the near future. »

- Steve Barton

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