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17 items from 2015

What’s with all the hate for Ghostbusters II?

23 August 2015 10:38 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Simon Columb on the hate for Ghostbusters II

Off the bat, I’ll admit it’s inferior to Ghostbusters. The combination of Dan Ackroyd, Harold Ramis and Bill Murray, in a family-friendly blockbuster, with a fiendishly spooky-but-fun script is a perfect cocktail of expertise.

With these elements in mind, Ghostbusters II ultimately doesn’t have the innovation calling card. In most cases, this alone is what automatically secures the first of a series as the superior offering. Recently reading Hadley Freeman’s witty and candid reflection, Life Moves Too Fast, on 1980’s American movies, Freeman devoted an entire chapter to Ghostbusters alone – dismissing Ghostbusters II flippantly as ‘Sold out and bloated, something faintly embarrassing from the past that has left an ugly legacy”. Rick Moranis too, has said he was “disappointed with the second one”. Ivan Reitman, the director of both films, argues “We probably waited a little bit too long for Ghostbusters II”. Critics, »

- Simon Columb

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New 'Ghostbusters' Finds Its Villain in 'SNL' Writer Neil Casey

7 July 2015 2:01 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

The leads are set, the supporting cast is rounding itself out, and now Paul Feig's female reinterpretation of Ghostbusters just found its villain through "SNL" writer Neil Casey. Casey becomes the fifth comedian from the late-night program involved in this re-imagining, behind leads Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, alum Kristen Wiig and supporting player Cecily Strong. He also joins other lead Melissa McCarthy and fellow supporting members Andy Garcia, Michael K. Williams and Chris Hemsworth in the July 22, 2016-set comedy, currently in production in New York City. In addition to writing for Lorne Michaels' show, Casey also dabbled his pen in "The Kroll Show" and "Inside Amy Schumer." As an actor he's performed in number of projects, including Feig's Yahoo series "Other Space," in addition to appearances on "Veep," "Broad City," and "The League." This is not only the first studio movie he'll ever do, but will only be »

- Will Ashton

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'Ghostbusters 3' villain revealed: Does he remind you of anybody?

7 July 2015 11:06 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The woman-driven "Ghostbusters" reboot has cast comedian and writer Neil Casey ("Veep," "Broad City") as its main villain, and by god, he does look a little bit like Janosz (h/t Deadline for originally making the comparison): What say you? Vote in our super-scientific poll below! (Also, does Casey's more recent beard/mustache combo not have shades of Walter Peck's in the original "Ghostbusters"?) In case you've forgotten, Janosz (pronounced "Yanosh") was Dana's deranged boss at the fictional "Manhattan Museum of Art" in "Ghostbusters II" who was possessed by the spirit of Vigo the Carpathian and forced to do his bidding. Played by Peter MacNicol, the character's "Eastern European" accent and flamboyant demeanor made him a memorable character despite the sequel's less-than-stellar reception. Starring Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Melissa McCarthy and Leslie Jones as the titular spirit hunters, shooting on the Paul Feig-directed reboot is currently underway. It's »

- Chris Eggertsen

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This week in tv news: ‘Rectify’ season three gets a premiere date

16 May 2015 8:21 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Scream Queens, which received a new trailer this week.

USA Network has formally given a series order to Queen of the South. The series will be based on the 2002 Spanish novel La Raina Del Sur by Arturo Pérez-Reverte, which has already been adapted into a Spanish-language telenovela, and will star City of God and PredatorsAlice Braga in the lead role of Teresa Mendoza. The series synopsis is as follows.

Queen Of The South tells the powerful story of Teresa Mendoza (Braga). When her drug-dealing boyfriend is unexpectedly murdered in Mexico, Teresa is forced to go on the run and seek refuge in America, where she teams with an unlikely figure from her past to bring down the leader of the very drug trafficking ring that has her on the run. In the process, she learns the tools of the trade and strategically positions herself to become the leader of the Cartel. »

- Deepayan Sengupta

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The Amazing Race Finale Recap: Which Team Was First to the Finish Line?

15 May 2015 6:09 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

It seems everything is bigger in Texas, including Friday’s season finale of The Amazing Race, which featured four couples racing to the finish line instead of the usual three. (Something that’s becoming a trend, if these last two seasons are any indication.)

The last leg of Season 26 wrapped things up in Dallas, and before I go any further with this recap, I’m going to cut right to the chase and tell you who won. Ready?

RelatedCBS Renews The Amazing Race, Person of Interest, NCIS, Five-0, Good Wife and 10 More Shows

The first team to arrive at the finish line with Phil was… »

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Elementary Boss on Sherlock's Spiral, [Spoiler]'s Season 4 Arrival and More

14 May 2015 8:00 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Warning: The following contains spoilers from Thursday’s season finale of Elementary.

Where’s the nearest meeting? Because we’re the ones who need some support after Thursday night’s season finale of Elementary.

The hour went down a dark path as Sherlock was forced to work with his former drug dealer in order to rescue his friend Alfredo. Eventually, the P.I. succumbed to his nature and broke his sobriety.

RelatedMay Sweeps/Finale Preview! Get 100+ Spoilers, Exclusive Photos From Your Fave Shows’ Season-Ending Episodes

While it’s a sad turn of events for all involved, the plot twist does »

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Peter MacNicol Leaving ‘CSI: Cyber’

13 May 2015 3:35 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Peter MacNicol is departing “CSI: Cyber” and will not appear when the show returns for Season 2, TheWrap has learned. The actor, who plays Patricia Arquette‘s supervisor on the show, is departing as the “CSI” offshoot is retooling with the addition of Ted Danson as a series regular. Danson won’t be replacing MacNicol however, as an individual with knowledge of the situation told TheWrap that the forces behind the show felt like Arquette’s character no longer needed an authority figure. “Cyber” revolves around the FBI’s Cyber Crime Division and also stars James Van Der Beek, who plays battlefield forensics expert Elijah Mundo, »

- Linda Ge

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Peter MacNicol Leaving CSI: Cyber

13 May 2015 1:09 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Peter MacNicol is signing off from CSI: Cyber.

The actor, who plays FBI Assistant Deputy Director Simon Sifter on the CBS procedural, will not return for its sophomore run.

Though details of MacNicol’s departure are unclear, our sister site Deadline attributes his exit to creative reasons.

RelatedCBS Fall Schedule: Supergirl Lands on Monday, Person of Interest, 2 Broke Mia

As TVLine previously reported, CSI star Ted Danson will bring his character, D.B. Russell, to the Cyber spinoff this fall.

As for the mothership series, it will wrap its 15-year run with a special movie event on Sunday, Sept. 27, which will »

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CSI Cancelled, Farewell Movie Event Eyed for Fall With William Petersen and Marg Helgenberger Set to Return

13 May 2015 6:29 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

CBS is sending CSI off into the sunset in style.

The network confirmed on Wednesday that the former juggernaut will end its 15-year run with a special movie event to air on Sunday, Sept. 27. Original cast members including William Petersen and Marg Helgenberger are among the CSI Mvps set to return for the swan song.

Related2015 Renewal Scorecard: What’s Coming Back? What’s Getting Cancelled? What’s on the Bubble?

CSI was a breakout hit when it debuted in 2000, averaging 20 million viewers by the end of Season 1 and ranking among TV’s top 10 shows. In Season 5, it hit a peak audience of 26 million viewers. »

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CSI: Cyber: Season Two Renewal for CBS TV Show

11 May 2015 8:08 PM, PDT | | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

While we still don't know the fate of the origiinal CSI series yet, we do know that one of the franchise's shows will be on the schedule next season. CBS has renewed newbie CSI: Cyber for a second season.

On CSI: Cyber, Special Agent Avery Ryan (Patricia Arquette) heads the Cyber Crime Division of the FBI. It's a unit at the forefront of solving illegal activities that start in the mind, live online, and play out in the real world. This crime drama also features the talents of James Van Der Beek, Hayley Kiyoko, Charley Koontz, Shad Moss, and Peter MacNicol.

?Airing on Wednesday nights, CSI: Cyber has been averaging a 1.44 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 8.31 million viewers. Those aren't stellar numbers but they're apparently good enough for a CSI series to score a renewal (Stalker, which had a slightly better demo, »


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"Ally McBeal," "Wonder Years" & "Freaks and Geeks" Casts All Reunited at TV Land Awards

13 April 2015 7:45 AM, PDT | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

It was reunion night in Hollywood on Saturday, as the casts of some truly beloved TV series got together for the first time in ages at the TV Land Awards. Picking up the Groundbreaking Award at this weekend's event was the cast of "Ally McBeal," Calista Flockhart stepping out for a rare public event to share the stage with her costars 13 years after the Fox series went off the air. While we'll have to wait for the special to air on April 18th, Flockhart told the audience, "What I remember the most are the friendships, truly." Flockhart was joined at the event by Gil Bellows, Greg German, Lisa Nicole Carson, Courtney Thorne-Smith, series director David E. Kelley, Peter MacNicol and writer Bill D'Elia. They all look great, don't they?! That wasn't the only reunion of the evening though. The stars of "The Wonder Years" were also on hand to accept the Impact Award, »

- tooFab Staff

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CSI: Cyber: Season One Ratings

26 March 2015 1:28 PM, PDT | | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

A decade or so ago, CSI was one of the highest-rated TV shows on network television. It spawned two spin-offs -- CSI: NY and CSI: Miami -- and each had long runs before being cancelled. Will CSI: Cyber also find ratings success? Will it be cancelled or renewed for a second season? Stay tuned.

On CSI: Cyber, Special Agent Avery Ryan (Patricia Arquette) heads the Cyber Crime Division of the FBI. It's a unit at the forefront of solving illegal activities that start in the mind, live online, and play out in the real world. This crime drama also features the talents of James Van Der Beek, Hayley Kiyoko, Charley Koontz, Shad Moss, and Peter MacNicol.

The ratings are typically the best indication of a show's likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly the 18-49 demo), the better the chances for »


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New CSI Cyber Episode 3,Season 1 Official Spoilers,Description Revealed By CBS

11 March 2015 11:43 AM, PDT | OnTheFlix | See recent OnTheFlix news »

Recently, CBS delivered the new,official synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "CSI: Cyber" episode 3 of season 1. The episode is entitled, "Killer En Route," and it turns out that we're going to see some pretty intriguing stuff go down as some hacked car service software, prompts the Cyber unit to run a thorough investigation, and more. In the new, 3rd episode press release: The Cyber team is going to investigate when a car service company's dispatch software is hacked in order to target certain passengers. Press release number 2: The cyber team will investigate when a car service company's dispatch software is hacked in order to target certain passengers, It stars: Patricia Arquette (Agent Avery Ryan), James Van Der Beek (Agent Elijah Mundo), Peter MacNicol (Asst. Dep. Dir. Simon Sifter), Charley Koontz (Agent Daniel Krumitz), Shad Moss (Brody Nelson) and Hayley Kiyoko (Raven Ramirez). Guest stars feature: Tripp Pickell (Richard Davis »

- Chris

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CSI: Cyber

4 March 2015 10:04 PM, PST | | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Network: CBS

Episodes: Ongoing (hour)

Seasons: Ongoing

TV show dates: March 4, 2015 -- Tbd

Series status: Has not been cancelled

Performers include: Patricia Arquette, James Van Der Beek, Hayley Kiyoko, Charley Koontz, Shad Moss, and Peter MacNicol.

TV show description:

Another TV series in the CSI franchise, this crime drama is inspired by the advanced technological work of real-life Cyber Psychologist Mary Aiken.

Special Agent Avery Ryan (Patricia Arquette) heads the Cyber Crime Division of the FBI at Quantico, Virginia. It's a unit at the forefront of solving illegal activities that start in the mind, live online, and play out in the real world. She knows firsthand how today's technology allows people to hide in the shadows of the Internet and commit serious crimes of global proportion.

Avery's second-in-command »


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TV Review: ‘CSI: Cyber’

3 March 2015 8:30 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

No realistic critic could fairly expect “CSI: Cyber” to reinvent the wheel. Yet even with the modest expectations evoked by a brand extension — one designed, in essence, to give a high-tech sheen to the same old formula — this feels like a particularly tired exercise, one that Patricia Arquette probably would have passed on had she known “Boyhood” would add “Oscar winner” to her resume. As is, there are some talented people here cast adrift in an utterly tired setting, of which little positive can be said except, “Hey, it’s slightly less nasty than ‘Stalker.’”

Like any crime procedural worth its salt, the premiere tries to dig deep into the psyche of female viewers and come up with the most emotionally manipulative nightmare possible. And voila: A ripped-from-the-headlines plot about kids being stolen from their homes after being observed by perps hacking baby monitors. Good luck sleeping tonight, moms!

Arquette plays the D. »

- Brian Lowry

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CSI: Cyber Season 1 Review

3 March 2015 7:00 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Perhaps to distract from tired dialogue and convenient plot holes, or simply in attempt to suck as much entertainment from the world as possible, the latest iteration of the timeworn CSI franchise wastes no time in trying to scare the audience. Yes, from baby kidnapping to murderous car services to dysfunctional roller coasters and subways, CSI: Cyber will try and unnerve. That is, however, only if you buy into the more ridiculous elements of this CBS drama that deals with a ‘new type of criminal” dabbling in nefarious, murderous acts that can happen to anyone, even you.

Add in what we’ve come to expect from CSI – an attractive, diverse group of agents, lots of quick cuts, impeccable (and unreal) timing, and of course a song by The Who – and you’ve basically got Cyber. However, the third spinoff of what truly is a remarkable franchise is different from the »

- Anthony Marcusa

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In Defence Of... Ghostbusters 2

12 February 2015 1:48 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The news of an all-female Ghostbusters reboot has been met with decidedly mixed reactions in certain corners of the internet. But whether they're for or against Feig's proposed reboot, nobody has a good word to say about the original film's sequel, Ghostbusters II (1989), and this, frankly, will not stand. Though perceived as a failure, the sequel is a far, far better film than its reputation suggests.

Five years on from the phenomenal success of the original, Ghostbusters II reassembles all the same creative elements - scripting by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis, Ivan Reitman as director, the entire cast reprising their roles. The key players were famously reluctant, but the film had made a ridiculous amount of money and spawned the hugely successful spin-off cartoon The Real Ghostbusters, so the follow-up was inevitable.

Despite a briefly record-breaking opening weekend of $29 million, Ghostbusters II went on to make a mere $112 million at the Us box office, »

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