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20 items from 2015


Have Jurassic Dinosaurs Truly Kicked Marvel Superheroes Butt at Worldwide Box Office?

25 July 2015 9:48 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

'Jurassic World' velociraptor kicks Iron Man ass at worldwide box office. 'Jurassic World' officially surpasses 'The Avengers' at worldwide box office Directed by Colin Trevorrow; starring Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Vincent D'Onofrio; and co-executive-produced by Steven Spielberg, Jurassic World has officially become the third biggest worldwide box office hit in history. The Jurassic Park sequel – or reboot, as it's basically the same story with a slightly different twist – has surpassed Marvel's Joss Whedon-directed all-star superhero flick The Avengers, which broke box office records back in 2012. Of course, "officially" just ain't what it used to be – like, in the days before The Fall. So you wisely ask, "But which movie has actually sold the most tickets?" After all, that's the true measure of a film's popularity. Well, that's a tough one to answer without the studios providing accurate, precise numbers. And that's not about to happen. It always »

- Zac Gille

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50 forgotten sci-fi films from the 1990s

16 July 2015 3:25 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

We may remember Independence Day, The Matrix, The Phantom Menace. But what about these forgotten 90s sci-fi films? And are any worth seeing?

Think back to the science fiction cinema of the 1990s, and some of the decade's biggest box-office hits will immediately spring to mind: The Phantom Menace, Jurassic Park, Independence Day, Men In Black, Armageddon and Terminator 2 were all in the top 20 most lucrative films of the era.

But what about the sci-fi films of the 1990s that failed to make even close to the same cultural and financial impact of those big hitters? These are the films this list is devoted to - the flops, the straight-to-video releases, the low-budget and critically-derided. We've picked 50 live-action films that fit these criteria, and dug them up to see whether they're still worth watching in the 21st century.

So here's a mix of everything from hidden classics to forgettable dreck, »

- ryanlambie

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‘NCIS: New Orleans’ Ups Duo To Regulars

19 June 2015 12:11 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

CBS drama NCIS: New Orleans is expanding its regular cast with the promotion of recurring players Shalita Grant and Daryl Mitchell. They join returning stars Scott Bakula, Lucas Black, Zoe McLellan, Rob Kervovich and Cch Pounder. Grant, who appeared in four episodes from Season 1, plays Sonja Percy, a whip-smart ex-atf agent who is used to — and most comfortable with — operating undercover and alone, and will now have to adapt to work as the newest NCIS Agent alongside… »

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‘NCIS: New Orleans’ Ups Duo To Regulars

19 June 2015 12:11 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

CBS drama NCIS: New Orleans is expanding its regular cast with the promotion of recurring players Shalita Grant and Daryl Mitchell. They join returning stars Scott Bakula, Lucas Black, Zoe McLellan, Rob Kervovich and Cch Pounder. Grant, who appeared in four episodes from Season 1, plays Sonja Percy, a whip-smart ex-atf agent who is used to — and most comfortable with — operating undercover and alone, and will now have to adapt to work as the newest NCIS Agent alongside… »

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Tales From The Crypt’s Demon Knight & Bordello Of Blood Collector’s Edition Blu-rays Announced

15 June 2015 3:32 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Two of the Cryptkeeper's big screen stories will receive a stellar home media treatment this fall. Scream Factory has announced that on October 20th, they will release the Tales From the Crypt films Demon Knight and Bordello of Blood in respective Collector's Edition Blu-rays.

From Scream Factory: "You asked for them...and we got em! Both Tales From The Crypt films Demon Knight (1995) and Bordello Of Blood (1996) will be coming out on 10/20 as separate "Collector Edition" Blu-rays. We have no additional information at this time except that newly-commissioned artwork will be revealed next month and that extras will be announced in Late Summer.

The cat (crypt keeper?) was let out of the bag (coffin?) earlier today over a leak on the internet that caught us by surprise and hence the out-of-the-blue announce today. Originally, we had planned to reveal these two highly-requested titles sometime next week. smile emoticon We hope »

- Derek Anderson

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Criminal Minds: Would You Go 'Beyond Borders' With the New Team?

8 April 2015 7:30 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

CBS’ Criminal Minds this Wednesday night aired the “planted pilot” for a spinoff focused on a globe-trotting team. If ordered to series, will you get your passport stamped and join them for the ride?

RelatedMay Sweeps Scorecard 2015: Weddings, Deaths, Breakups, Sex, Resurrections, Firings and More!

In the episode “Beyond Borders,” a family of four is expertly abducted upon arriving in Barbados for vacation. International Unit Chief Jack Garrett (played by CSI: NY vet Gary Sinise) immediately swings into action, rendezvousing with Rossi and Hotch since they previously worked a similar case, down in Florida.

The three of them — joined by Derek, »

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Criminal Minds Boss Talks of 'Many' Spinoff Lessons Learned — Plus, The Episode That Will Drive You 'Crazy'

7 April 2015 4:31 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Things aren’t exactly B.A.U. at the Bau this Wednesday on Criminal Minds (CBS, 9/8c), when the team is enlisted to assist in solving a brutal crime committed against Americans outside the States.

RelatedMay Sweeps Scorecard 2015: Weddings, Deaths, Breakups, Sex, Resurrections, Firings and More!

In the planted spinoff episode, titled “Beyond Borders,” International Unit Chief Jack Garrett (played by CSI: NY vet Gary Sinise) reaches out to Hotch & Co. when the abduction of a family in Barbados dovetails with a case the Stateside Bau once worked. Rounding out Garrett’s team are Breaking Bad‘s Anna Gunn »

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Cch Pounder Talks NCIS: New Orleans Hostage Crisis, a 'Powerful' Revelation

6 April 2015 3:00 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

This week on CBS’ NCIS: New Orleans (Tuesday, 9/8c), medical examiner Dr. Loretta Wade unexpectedly finds herself in the thick of things when in the midst of examining the body of a Petty Officer seemingly felled by natural causes , she, lab tech Sebastian Lund and her young charge, Danny, are held hostage in the morgue. Who will rise to the occasion during this standoff? And what “wonderful” discovery comes out of it? TVLine spoke with TV vet Cch Pounder about both New Orleans… and New Orleans.

RelatedMay Sweeps Scorecard 2015: Weddings, Deaths, Breakups, Sex, Resurrections, Firings and More!

Tvline | Tee up this episode for us. »

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Extant Season 2: Melina Kanakaredes Lands Arc as Jeffrey Dean Morgan's Ex

6 April 2015 1:24 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

CSI: NY alumna Melina Kanakaredes is returning to her old CBS stomping grounds with a Season 2 arc on Extant, TVLine has learned exclusively.

RelatedExtant Season 2: Who’s In? Who’s Out?

The actress will appear in two episodes of the Halle Berry-fronted interstellar drama as Dorothy, a tightly wound, by-the-book circuit court judge who also happens to be the estranged wife of Jeffrey Dean Morgan’s new bounty-hunter character, Jd Richter. Dorothy reappears when her ex’s involvement with  astronaut Molly (Berry) puts their daughter in danger.

Extant‘s revamped second season — which bows Wednesday, July 1 at »

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Big Bang Theory: Christine Baranski, Laurie Metcalf Returning for Sweeps (in the Same Episode!)

6 April 2015 10:44 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

The Big Bang Theory is celebrating Mothers Day a little early this year.

Christine Baranski and Laurie Metcalf are set to reprise their respective roles as Beverly Hofstadter and Mary Cooper in the CBS comedy smash’s penultimate Season 8 episode, TVLine has learned exclusively.

RelatedMay Sweeps Scorecard 2015: Weddings, Deaths, Breakups, Sex, Resurrections, Firings and More!

This marks the first time Baranski and Metcalf will turn up in the same episode (airing Thursday, April 30), although it’s unclear if the two will share any scenes.

Good Wife vet Baranski last appeared as Leonard’s mom in the show’s Season 7 finale. »

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Person of Interest: [Spoiler] to Return!

6 April 2015 9:21 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

CBS’ Person of Interest will offer its loyal fans a little cookie on April 14, with the return of a favorite character.

RelatedMay Sweeps Scorecard 2015: Weddings, Deaths, Breakups, Sex, Resurrections, Firings and More!

Taraji P. Henson, who this past TV season lorded over Fox’s Empire, will reprise her role as NYPD detective Joss Carter, TVGuide.com reports.

RelatedTaraji P. Henson Opens Up About Her Person of Interest Death, the Race Issue and That Omg Kiss

Of course, Carter was famously and fatally gunned down in a November 2013 episode, so Henson will be appearing in new flashbacks, as Reese »

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Criminal Minds Video: Gary Sinise and Anna Gunn Introduce Spinoff Team

6 April 2015 8:19 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

CBS’ Criminal Minds this Wednesday will introduce you to a whole new, globe-trotting Bau — and TVLine has an exclusive video previewing the planted spinoff.

RelatedMay Sweeps Scorecard 2015: Weddings, Deaths, Breakups, Sex, Resurrections, Firings and More!

In the episode “Beyond Borders” (which likely would be the offshoot’s suffix), International Unit Chief Jack Garrett (played by CSI: NY vet Gary Sinise) seeks an assist from Hotch’s team when the abduction of a family in Barbados dovetails with a case the Stateside Bau once worked. Rounding out Garrett’s team are Breaking Bad‘s Anna Gunn (as international law expert »

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The Good Wife Recap: Caught in a Trap

5 April 2015 7:27 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

“Oh, we are all in trouble now.”

That very rare letting-down-of-the-guard from The Good Wife‘s Eli Gold refers, of course, to this week’s bombshell allegation accusing Alicia Florrick of voter fraud in her recent election win for the office of State’s Attorney. (Fret not: It looks like those racy leaked emails between her and her late lover Will are now just a minor chapter in 50 Shades of Things I Shouldn’t Have Typed Into a Computer.)

RelatedMay Sweeps Scorecard 2015: Weddings, Deaths, Breakups, Sex, Resurrections, Firings and More!

But with Kalinda’s status as a free woman »

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Archer Recap: Mashed-Potato Party

27 February 2015 9:19 AM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

The Story Lana takes Archer to Berkeley, California, to re-meet her parents, and to help introduce them to Aj. Archer puts on his best behavior for as long as he can before burglars break into the Kanes' beautiful Bay Area Craftsman home and steal something precious from Lana's parents (voiced by Keith David and C.C.H. Pounder). Malory and Milton are off minding their own business, while the rest of the team, on their way to bowling night, becomes stranded in a city they're unfamiliar with. You could say a recurring motif in this episode is cars.The Highlight Reel On the flight to Sfo, Lana makes it abundantly clear that Archer is not tagging along because he’s family. He’s not her boyfriend or her husband. He’s just there to help with Aj and make their child-rearing operation look semi-normal, because technically he's the father. Both are nervous »

- Sean Fitz-Gerald

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Alfre Woodard Hosts Oscar’s Sistahs Soiree

19 February 2015 2:42 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Alfre Woodard threw her first Oscar’s Sistahs Soiree six years ago, when she had grown tired of everyone assuming actresses of color were in competition with each other. “Every time we hear each others’ names, it felt like it was one of our reps going, ‘If that b–tch turns it down, then you can have it!’” Woodard revealed at a cocktail gathering before the dinner. “I was like, wait a minute. When I hear my sisters’ names, I want to have a joyful feeling in my heart about it.”

There was nothing but joy evident in the cocktail party at the Beverly Wilshire held before the 28 invited guests headed into a private dinner. The room was loud with laughter and cheers as Woodard tried to find an area where she could talk. “You see how loud it gets!” she said with a laugh. “It’s always like this, »

- Jenelle Riley

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Retrospective: Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight (Part Two)

13 January 2015 3:22 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Writer’s Note: This is the second part of my celebration of Ernest Dickerson’s Demon Knight, which turns 20 today. Truly one of my favorite horror movies to come out of the 1990’s (or really, any decade), Demon Knight was a landmark endeavor for many reasons. You can catch up with Part One of my retrospective here.

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In Demon Knight, Brayker (William Sadler) and The Collector (Billy Zane) are vying for control over an ancient relic that controls the very fate of humanity. The duo eventually face-off at a remote long-term hotel in New Mexico called The Mission where several residents end up getting caught in the middle of their epic showdown. The hotel is run by the wise-cracking, no-nonsense Irene (Cch Pounder) who makes it her job to keep her renters in line, including former convict Jeryline (Jade Pinkett), a well-meaning prostitute named Cordelia (Brenda Bakke) and her client, »

- Heather Wixson

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Retrospective: Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight (Part One)

12 January 2015 3:25 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

After several successful seasons on HBO under its belt, Tales from the Crypt and its iconic host, The Cryptkeeper (voiced by John Kassir), made the leap to the big screen in January 1995 with the feature film Demon Knight. Directed by Ernest Dickerson and starring William Sadler, Billy Zane, Jada Pinkett, Dick Miller, Brenda Bakke, Thomas Hayden Church, Cch Pounder and Charles Fleischer, Demon Knight debuted at #3 its opening weekend and took in over $21 million during its theatrical run, making the first of the Tales from the Crypt a bona fide success (even if the critics didn’t seem to think so).

A movie best remembered by fans for its masterful blending of horror and comedy, an incredibly diverse and talented cast  of players as well as an iconic soundtrack and jaw-dropping special effects to boot, it was love at first sight after I first experienced Demon Knight all those years »

- Heather Wixson

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Viola Davis closing in on overall deal to play Amanda Waller in DC movie universe

9 January 2015 5:00 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

If Viola Davis is going to be the Samuel L. Jackson of the DC movie universe, I am perfectly fine with that. If you're not terribly familiar with Amanda Waller, the character she is in final negotiations to play in a number of different DC movies, let me recommend a recent DC animated film to you as a sort of crash course in both Waller and the Suicide Squad. "Batman: Assault on Arkham" will give you a pretty decent idea of what you can expect when David Ayer's "Suicide Squad" hits theaters in August of 2016. Cch Pounder plays the role in that film, and she also played that part on the "Justice League" animated series. On "Smallville," it was Pam Grier who played the part. Waller also appeared in a very brief couple of scenes in the live-action "Green Lantern," where Angela Bassett played the part. I love Viola Davis, »

- Drew McWeeny

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Viola Davis Talks Playing Amanda Waller

7 January 2015 12:56 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Amongst the two dozen or so upcoming movies over the next few years based on comic books, one of the most interesting is David Ayer's "Suicide Squad" film. A big reason for that appeal is not just the concept, but the characters including government agent Amanda Waller.

Waller is a fascinating creation, a tough as nails government agent and pragmatist who cares about getting the job done no matter the political and moral implications. Several strong actresses have played her including Pam Grier, Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Angela Bassett, and still the best to date - C.C.H. Pounder.

The casting of beloved actress Viola Davis as Waller the other week though is an excellent choice. Davis herself tells Nerd Report that scheduling around her "How to Get Away with Murder" series commitments are still being sorted out, but she's very excited about the character:

“I'm fascinated by her. I'm fascinated by »

- Garth Franklin

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The "Archer" Storyline You Won't See

7 January 2015 9:19 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Despite the crazy events of "Archer: Vice" last year, this week's premiere of the sixth season of FX's animated comedy returns the gang to their regular espionage business. However, creator-writer Adam Reed has revealed that at one point a plan was considered to see the team paying for their crimes - by putting them in prison.

Reed tells EW: "It was an offhand comment by someone. We sat down and talked about it and were laughing about it, and instantly story ideas were spilling out. Then some wet blanket said, 'Well, you know, it's going to seem like we're ripping off Orange Is the New Black.' It just sucked all the air out of the room.”

The idea may have been abandoned, but the team gave the mag an illustration of their idea of what would happen to these incarcerated characters. Prison movie references galore are in the shot, »

- Garth Franklin

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