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Independence Day 3D Canceled by Fox; Sequels Still in the Works

21 November 2012 8:26 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

20th Century Fox has pulled the plug on the 3D version of Roland Emmerich's sci-fi action film Independence Day. We reported that the studio was planning the 3D release back in May.

Roland Emmerich's apocalyptic sci-fi film starred Will Smith, Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum and Randy Quaid. The story followed Captain Steven Hiller as he battled invading space aliens. The film brought in over $800 million worldwide.

Fox still has plans to release sequels to the film titled ID Forever - Part 1 and ID Forever - Part 2. No production schedule has been released for the films.

Independence Day comes to theaters July 3rd, 2013 and stars Will Smith, Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum, Mary McDonnell, Judd Hirsch, Robert Loggia, Randy Quaid, Margaret Colin. The film is directed by Roland Emmerich. »

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Mindy Newell: Frakkin’ Ho-Ho-Ho!

19 November 2012 5:00 AM, PST | | See recent Comicmix news »

Well, I haven’t heard Adam Sandler’s Chanukah Song yet – the Festival of Lights starts at sunset on Saturday, December 8th – but I did hear a rant about the War on Christmas on the radio the other day.

Yep, it’s that time of year again. Hallmark Channel has preempted Little House On The Prairie for sickly sweet (and cheaply made) movies with a Christmas theme. Wal-Mart and Target are pushing black Friday – great name for a villain, by the way – and have introduced something called pre-black Friday. Christmas catalogs have been smushed into my mailbox, and the department store halls are beginning to be decked with boughs of holly, fa-la-la-la, la-la-la-la I’ve even caught some Christmas commercials on the TV (although the deluge is yet to come.)

So this year ye olde editor Mike Gold and Big Kahuna Glenn Hauman decided to get in on the act »

- Mindy Newell

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Craven Says There Has Been No Movement on Scream 5

12 November 2012 | | See recent news »

For those holding on to the idea that Scream 5 might happen, Wes Craven took to Twitter to update his fans on Sunday. The director broke a rather long Twitter silence to inform his followers that he would try to provide more updates. Craven wrote: "No news on Scream 5 yet. You guys really want another one?" Scream 4 , which hit theaters in April of 2011, grossed $97 million worldwide. That film starred Neve Campbell, David Arquette, Courteney Cox, Emma Roberts, Hayden Panettiere, Marielle Jaffe, Rory Culkin, Nico Tortorella, Erik Knudsen, Marley Shelton, Anthony Anderson, Adam Brody, Alison Brie, Mary McDonnell, Anna Paquin, Kristen Bell and Brittany Roberts. Would you like to see another installment? »

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What to Buy This Week: DVD and Blu-ray releases for November 12th

12 November 2012 2:01 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

It’s Monday, so we all know what that means! Yes, it’s time for another rundown of DVDs and Blu-ray’s hitting stores online and offline this week. It’s a jam-packed week, with plenty of movies waiting to take you money, so let us breakdown the new releases and highlight what you should – and shouldn’t – be buying from today, November 12th 2012.

Pick(S) Of The Week

The Arrival of Wang (DVD)

When Chinese-language interpreter Gaia (Francesca Cuttica) is offered a job that pays a fortune, she can’t believe her luck. This time, however, is going to be a little different. After being escorted to a secret location in Rome, she is locked inside a pitch-black room where she is asked to interpret the harsh interrogation of the eponymous ‘Wang’. Who is Wang and what does he want? Disturbed by the way the interrogation is conducted by »

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Resilient, Philandering, Or Double-Crosser? The Top 10 TV Politicians

7 November 2012 8:46 AM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

By Rachel Bennett

Television Editor & Columnist


Election Day came and went, and the leaders of tomorrow have been chosen.

In the divided United States, roughly half of us are probably curled up in a ball, rocking in a corner, and telling ourselves that everything will be okay. The other half is cheering, boasting on Twitter, and smiling as raindrops keep falling on our heads.

Whether or not last night was a good one for you, let’s all celebrate that this suffocating presidential election is over and hope for a brighter future by reflecting on our top 10 favorite TV politicians — they (usually) never let us down:

10. Nicholas Brody (Damian Lewis), Showtime’s Homeland

Sure, Brody just became a U.S. congressman, but presidential hopeful Vice President William Walden (Jamey Sheridan) is considering him as a potential running mate. We may not see Brody do much politicking, but his title is »

- Rachel Bennett

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Harrison Ford's Air Force One Character Voted Best Fictional Us President

7 November 2012 2:23 AM, PST | | See recent Worst Previews news »

While millions of people voted for Barack Obama and Mitt Romney in the Presidential election, The Credits website asked its users to vote for the best fictional President. Harrison Ford's President Marshall character in "Air Force One" took first place with 23% of the votes. Taking second place was Morgan Freeman as President Beck in "Deep Impact" with 19%. And Bill Pullman's President Whitmore from "Independence Day" landed in third with 9%. There were plenty of female candidates to choose from, but they all landed in last spots. They were Chery Jones from "24," Geena Davis from "Commander in Chief" and Mary McDonnell from "Battlestar Galactica." The website also asked readers about which Hollywood actor would make the best President. Denzel Washington took first place, followed by Morgan Freeman, and a then a two-way tie for third between Clint Eastwood and Harrison Ford. Washington was heavily favored by women, while most of »

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Blu-ray Review: Margin Call

5 November 2012 4:01 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Margin Call

Stars: Zachary Quinto, Stanley Tucci, Kevin Spacey, Paul Bettany, Jeremy Irons, Penn Badgley, Simon Baker, Mary McDonnell, Demi Moore | Written and Directed by J.C. Chandor

The financial area of business can be cut throat, in the end it all comes down to money and if the money runs out it’s fair to say that the business is finished.  We live in an age now where financial institutions were almost brought to their knees because of mistakes made and the whole world felt the repercussions of the gambles that were being made and mistakes that were being ignored.  The fact is to be a success in finance it’s all about the dollar, pound and all the other currencies of the world and how it can be controlled and when things go wrong they have huge repercussions, like we see in Margin Call.

When a respected financial company »

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Win Margin Call on Blu-ray

31 October 2012 9:01 AM, PDT | | See recent HeyUGuys news »

To mark the release of Margin Call on DVD and Blu-ray 12th November, we’ve been given three copies of the movie on Blu-ray to give  away. The film stars Kevin Spacey, Paul Bettany, Jeremy Irons, Zachary Quinto, Penn Badgley, Simon Baker, Mary McDonnell, Demi Moore, Stanley Tucci and is directed by J C Chandor.

Set in the high-stakes world of the financial industry, Margin Call is a thriller entangling the key players at an investment firm during one perilous 24-hour period in the early stages of the 2008 financial crisis. When entry-level analyst Peter Sullivan (Zachary Quinto) unlocks information that could prove to be the downfall of the firm, a roller-coaster ride ensues as decisions both financial and moral catapult the lives of all involved to the brink of disaster.

You can click here to pre-order your copy or scroll down for your chance to win.

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Mary McDonnell on 'Major Crimes' renewal: 'It feels fabulous'

18 October 2012 12:16 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Mary McDonnell has said she is overjoyed that Major Crimes has been renewed for a second season. TNT picked up the Closer spinoff Major Crimes for a new slate of episodes last week, even before the end of the first season. McDonnell has now admitted to TV Line that she felt tremendous pressure for the show to succeed. "There was the pressure and the risk factor of taking on this spinoff, stepping in as Sharon Raydor, everything that it implied to just sort of follow the legendary Closer," the actress said. "You had to approach it with a lot of humility and commitment and not get caught up in 'success or failure', any of the externals." She further explained: "I've been doing this for a long time, so I know how the horse race is successfully won - you put your head down and you do your best. "But then »

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Major Crimes: Season One Ratings

16 October 2012 9:27 PM, PDT | | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Brenda Leigh Johnson (Kyra Sedgwick) has left the building but that won't stop her teammates from trying to catch the bad guys -- any more than it will stop TNT from trying to attract big ratings. Will Major Crimes be as big a success as The Closer? We'll have to wait and see.

The series' cast includes Mary McDonnell, G.W. Bailey, Graham Patrick Martin, Kearran Giovanni, Michael Paul Chan, Phillip P. Keene, Raymond Cruz, and Tony Denison.

Below are the TV show's ratings, the best way to tell if Major Crimes will be cancelled or renewed for a second season. There are 10 episodes in the first season and they air on Monday nights on TNT.

These figures will be updated as the weeks progress so be sure to bookmark and return to this page:

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What to Watch Monday: Abdul's Dancing, Major Crimes Wraps, Broke Girls Wage Wars and More

15 October 2012 4:00 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

On TV this Monday: Major Crimes closes the season’s final case, the Broke Girls declare cupcake war, Paula Abdul judges the Dancing All-Stars and Castle‘s romantic getaway turns into a work weekend. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar tonight.

8 pm Dancing With the Stars: All-Stars (ABC) | Former American Idol/The X Factor judge/Mc Skat Kat dance partner Paula Abdul stops by to evaluate the ballroom gang as they perform dances — like disco — not usually featured in the competition.

8 pm Switched at Birth (ABC Family) | Bay rushes to return the money she took from John »

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Mary McDonnell Previews Major Crimes Finale, Shares Why Season 2 News Brought Such Relief

14 October 2012 2:40 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

TNT’s Major Crimes ends Season 1 with a bang this Monday at 9/8c, when a sniper vexes the combined resources of Major Crimes and the FBI. Yet in doing so, the intense case brings Captain Sharon Raydor’s team closer than they’ve been since a certain Southern belle’s exit. TVLine invited Mary McDonnell to reflect on the spin-off’s success and share why the Season 2 pick-up means so much to her because of the many other lives it rewards.

Related | TNT Renews Major Crimes, Franklin & Bash, Dallas, Perception, Rizzoli & Isles, Falling Skies

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Margin Call DVD Review

12 October 2012 3:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: J.C. Chandor

Starring: Zachary Quinto, Stanley Tucci, Paul Bettany, Demi Moore, Kevin Spacey, Simon Baker, Jeremy Irons, Penn Badgley, Mary McDonnell

Certificate: 15

Running Time: 107 Minutes

Synopsis: A thriller that revolves around the key people at a investment bank over a 24-hour period during the early stages of the financial crisis.

Margin Call is a tension-fuelled financial meltdown drama that takes place over 36 hours in a generic Wall Street investment bank early on in that financial catastrophe of 2008.

Whether it’s based on a company in reality is debatable but it definitely echoes Goldman Sachs, who at the time moved quicker than any other major investment company to avoid the global financial crisis. The business we focus on in Margin Call also has to make a multi-million dollar decision to sell all their assets, if they want to survive long-term as a company.

What’s particularly commendable is how it »

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With ‘Private Practice’ At The Top, TV Spinoffs’ Hits And Misses

1 October 2012 10:06 PM, PDT | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

By Carson Blackwelder

Television Contributor


ABC’s Private Practice premieres the second episode of its sixth season tonight. The event marks a feat only dreamt of by other shows — let alone spinoffs.

Private Practice began in 2007 as a strategic and well-planned crossover with the series that led to its creation, ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy. The backdoor pilot saw Dr. Addison Montgomery (Kate Walsh) trading in her ties to Dr. Derek Shepherd (Patrick Dempsey) and the rest of the sexy Seattle doctors for a slice of California and a new start.

Private Practice has been going strong for five seasons, and with the advent of the sixth season, the series has surpassed the lifespans of several shows. For fans of many programs, like NBC’s Community, the hope is for “six seasons and a movie,” which is more of a pipe dream than anything.

This summer, Walsh announced this season, »

- Carson Blackwelder

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Major Crimes: Season Two Renewal from TNT

27 September 2012 12:41 PM, PDT | | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

The Closer may be over but many of the characters continue to live on through Major Crimes. Though the new cable TV series isn't as big in the ratings, it's certainly still a success for TNT.

It's no surprise that they've now renewed Major Crimes for a second season. TNT has ordered 15 episodes for the sophomore season of the spin-off and they'll start to air next summer.

Season one of Major Crimes has 10 episodes and is expected to wrap on October 15th.

Here's the TNT press release:

TNT Books Second Season of Cable's #1 New Drama, Major Crimes

TNT has renewed its hit original series Major Crimes, the year's #1 new cable drama. TNT has ordered 15 episodes of the Warner Bros. Television crime drama, which features two-time Oscar® nominee Mary McDonnell »


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'Major Crimes' renewed for Season 2 on TNT

27 September 2012 12:15 PM, PDT | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

The "Major Crimes" squad is staying on the case at TNT.

The cable channel has ordered a second season of the series, a spinoff of "The Closer." The renewal is no surprise, as "Major Crimes" has put up strong ratings since its debut in August.

The show, which stars Mary McDonnell and features most of the "Closer" cast reprising their roles, has averaged close to 7 million viewers in its inaugural run, along with 2.1 million adults 25-54 and 1.6 million adults 18-49. It's the most-watched new series on cable of 2012 so far.

With the pickup, TNT is 3-for-3 in renewals of shows that debuted this summer. "Dallas" and "Perception" also earned second seasons.

Season 2 of "Major Crimes" will run 15 episodes and is set to premiere in summer 2013. The show's current season concludes in mid-October. »


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TNT’s ‘Closer’ Spinoff ‘Major Crimes’ Renewed For Second Season

27 September 2012 10:12 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

TNT has gone 3-for-3, giving all of its freshman series a second-season pickup. The cable network has renewed The Closer spinoff series Major Crimes with a 15-episode second-season order. The series starring Mary McDonnell will end its first-season run in mid-October, with Season 2 slated to roll out next summer. Major Crimes hails from The Closer creator James Duff and Warner Horizon. “With Major Crimes, James Duff and his amazing production team have crafted an incredibly entertaining show that not only honors the spirit of The Closer, but also stands alone with its own voice and spirit,” said TNT’s head of programming Michael Wright. Immediately following the blockbuster series finale of The Closer, the Major Crimes debut August 13 drew 9.5 million viewers, a new record as basic cable’s most-watched series launch ever. With an average audience of nearly 7 million, Major Crimes ranks as cable’s No. 1 new series year-to-date. It »


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TNT Renews 'Major Crimes' for Season 2

27 September 2012 10:12 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

TNT has renewed Major Crimes for a second season. The Closer spinoff, led by Mary McDonnell, will return in summer 2013 for 15 more episodes. Major Crimes ranks as cable's top new series for the year so far, debuting to 7.2 million viewers to its premiere telecast in August, and is one of cable's top three new dramas in adults 18-49 (1.6 million) and 25-54 (2.1 million). "With Major Crimes, James Duff and his amazing production team have crafted an incredibly entertaining show that not only honors the spirit of The Closer but also stands

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Major Crimes' Mary McDonnell on Turning Capt. Raydor into the Hero

17 September 2012 7:51 AM, PDT | TVGuide - Breaking News | See recent TVGuide - Breaking News news »

Major Crimes star Mary McDonnell still isn't exactly sure how she ended up as the star of TNT's newest cop drama.

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The Battlestar Galactica alum first stepped into Capt. Sharon Raydor's shoes during The Closer's fifth season, when her Internal Affairs investigation put her at odds with Brenda Leigh Johnson (Kyra Sedgwick) and her team. Three years later, Brenda is gone and Raydor is now leading the squad on the spin-off Major Crimes.

"I've never had something grow this way," McDonnell tells

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Independence Day Sequels May Be Called ID Forever - Part 1 and ID Forever - Part 2

12 September 2012 8:49 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Back in July, we reported that Independence Day 2 and Independence Day 3 are moving forward, with Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin working on the screenplay. Dean Devlin revealed in a recent interview that the sequels will now be called ID Forever - Part 1 and ID Forever - Part 2. He also revealed that the sequels are being planned for a 3D conversion. Here's an excerpt from the article, translated from its original German text, that reveals these follow-ups are still a long ways off.

"However, this is still a long way, and finally, there also is a tough battle between the studio and the actors. But you have a right idea, which was quite unique, and it is therefore worth it to keep trying. The two sequels are not used individually, therefore, but a package."

In a separate interview, Dean Devlin revealed he recently rewatched the original Independence Day, and »

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