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[In case you've Forgotten, and as I will continue to mention each and every one of these posts that I do: This is *not* a review. Pilots change. Sometimes a lot. Often for the better. Sometimes for the worse. But they change. Actual reviews will be coming in September and perhaps October (and maybe midseason in some cases). This is, however, a brief gut reaction to not-for-air pilots. I know some people will be all "These are reviews." If you've read me, you've read my reviews and you know this isn't what they look like.] Show: "Odyssey" (NBC - Midseason) The Pitch: "It's 'Traffic' meets 'Homeland' meets whatever's on the front page of the newspaper today." Quick Response: First off, I wanna credit the ambition of Adam Armus & Nora Kay Foster's script and Peter Horton's directing/producing in this ensemble political thriller, which uses 51 minutes to introduce three interlocking stories and well over a dozen characters and an assortment of ripped-from-the-headlines plotlines that run the gamut from "familiar because you've seen them in movies or TV or in the news" to "nonsensical blather that presumably will make sense down the road." "Odyssey" is a project that aims high and even though it's 100 percent destined for failure, I would Always rather watch a flawed pilot with big dreams than a generic procedural. But I'm not sure a show like "Odyssey" has ever succeeded on network TV and nothing in Horton's admirable resume, nor the »
- Daniel Fienberg
On August 27 and 28, 2014, the New Beverly Cinema in Los Angeles will be presenting a screening of Ivan Nagy’s 1975 film Deadly Hero. Advertised with the tag lines “A young girl knows the truth. Now that truth is haunting her, and someone is hunting her” and “Not since The French Connection and Death Wish has a movie moved so deep into the heart and soul of the big city”, Deadly Hero runs 102 minutes (the same length as The French Connection) and will be presented in 35mm. Deadly Hero stars Don Murray, Diahn Williams, James Earl Jones, Lilia Skala, Conchata Ferrell, Treat Williams and Josh Mostel.
The film will be screened at 7:30 pm on both nights. Actor Don Murray will be appearing in person following the 7:30 pm screening on August 27. Click here for tickets.
The New Beverly is located at 7165 West Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036. The phone number is »
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From legendary producer Roger Corman, the director of Dinoshark, and the screenwriter of Sharktopus comes Attack of the 50 Foot Cheerleader, and the Epix original movie is available Now on various VOD platforms.
Kevin O’Neill directs. Former Georgia Teen USA 2007 Jena Sims stars as Cassie Stratford, an aspiring college cheerleader who consumes an experimental drug that grants her beauty and enough athletic ability to make the cheer squad. It also has a very unfortunate side effect that you should be able to ascertain from the film’s title.
Sean Young (Blade Runner) appears as Cassie’s mom, and Ted Raimi (“Xena: Warrior Princess”) plays a professor. Mary Woronov (Death Race 2000), Ryan Merriman (“Pretty Little Liars”), and Treat Williams (Deep Rising) also appear in this cheerily campy Corman creation.
Cheerleader Cassie Stratford (Sims) downs an experimental drug that’s supposed to enhance her looks and athletic abilities. But instead, »
- Steve Barton
We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, we’re lobbing queries left and right about shows including The Strain, Falling Skies, Teen Wolf and Finding Carter!
1 | Will Girl Meets World ever allow us insight into Riley and Topanga’s daughter/mother bond? And why is Riley so comfortable calling her teacher “daddy” in school?
2 | Really, Falling Skies product integration? A gleaming jar of Hershey’s Kisses in the middle of the otherwise organic, post-apocalytpic commune?
3 | Does it feel »
It's good to see you, Ephram Brown! Gregory Smith and other stars of Everwood reunited after eight years at the Atx Television Festival in Austin, Tex., on Saturday, June 7. The cast spent four years filming the fan-favorite series in Utah that centered on widowed Dr. Andy Brown (Treat Williams) moving his son Ephram (Smith) and daughter Delia (Vivien Cardone) to Everwood, Colorado. The coming-of-age WB series ran from 2002 to 2006, and from the reactions of the former costars this weekend, it appeared as [...] »
The Atx Television Festival played host to an “Everwood” reunion on June 7, gathering creator Greg Berlanti, producer Jordan Levin, writer-producers David Hudgins and Rina Mimoun, composer Blake Neely and cast members Gregory Smith, Stephanie Niznik, Tom Amandes, Vivien Cardone, Sarah Drew, Debra Mooney, John Beasley and Brenda Strong for a nostalgic Q&A. Fellow stars Emily VanCamp, Chris Pratt and Treat Williams were unable to make the panel, hosted at Austin’s State Theater, but VanCamp and Williams recorded video messages, while Pratt called in during the panel via FaceTime to thank fans for their support of the WB drama.
Although “Everwood” went off the air in 2006, the show was clearly still fresh in the minds of the cast and the assembled fans, and many tears were shed both on stage and in the audience as the actors recalled the four years they spent in Utah filming the series.
- Laura Prudom
Gina Carano (Haywire, Fast & Furious 6) stars as a fighter trying to find the men who abducted her husband in the new action-thriller In the Blood, which is currently available on Blu-ray and DVD through Anchor Bay Home Entertainment. While on their honeymoon in the Caribbean, Ava's (Gina Carano) new husband (Cam Gigandet) goes missing, and she must go on a dangerous journey into a violent underworld to find the men responsible for taking him. We have a new giveaway lined up where fans can take home a copy of the Blu-ray. Now you can watch all of the action unfold from the comforts of your own couch! Take a look at how you can add this explosive movie to your collection today.
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The 251-minute cut of Once Upon a Time… was a restoration funded by The Film Foundation, the film preservation organization founded by Martin Scorsese (Shutter Island), and its partner Gucci. The Extended Director’s Cut, with 22-minutes of restored footage, made its debut at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival and was screened at other festivals in Europe. The restored footage has been returned to the film three decades after its theatrical release, deepening the characters and enlarging the work of its astonishing cast: Stone‘s Robert De Niro »
Mma star fighter Gina Carano is out for blood in the new action film In The Blood, coming to Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD on June 3 and co-starring Cam Gigandet, Luis Guzman, Amaury Nolasco, Ismael Cruz Cordova, Treat Williams, Stephen Lang and Danny Trejo.
We have teamed up with Anchor Bay Home Entertainment to offer one lucky reader the new In The Blood Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD combo pack in this contest. For a chance to win, please fill out and submit the short entry form below. The odds of winning can be increased each day you stop back to enter again for as many days as the contest is open. You must be a resident of the U.S. or Canada to enter.
Inception has licensed rights in Australia and New Zealand (Village Roadshow), Latin America (Polar Star), the UK (Sky and Signature), Germany (Rrs), Filmax (Spain), Canada (Mongrel) and the Middle East (Eagle).
Further deals closed with South Africa (Ster Kinekor), Israel (Five Stars), India (Krisco), Philippines (Octoarts) and Singapore (Shaw), Scandinavia (Atlantic), Cis (Big Movie), pan-Asia (Fox International Channels), Romania, Bulgaria and former Yugoslavia (Programs 4 Media), Turkey (D Productions) and airlines (Eim).
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Perhaps apropos for the genre, Showtime has been sneaking out the first few episodes of its new sexy-time monster show Penny Dreadful under the cover of night: the premiere was posted on YouTube weeks before it aired this past Sunday, and the show’s second ep (“Seance”) – which airs this coming Sunday – is already available On Demand. Maybe Showtime is dipping a bloody toe into the bingewatching waters popularized by Netflix and Hulu’s all-at-once release model. Maybe they’re trying to minimize conflict with the already-packed Sunday night television lineup. Or maybe the people behind the show are as insane as the show itself.
In any case, the point I want to make is this: Penny Dreadful is nuttier than a fruitcake and twice as tasty.
Let’s tackle the first episode first (if you haven’t watched it yet and care to, it’s available in its entirety »
- Brian Juergens
Two small-town murders, connected yet separated by a quarter of a century, will bring Treat Williams to CSI: Crime Scene Investigation for a guest stint on Wednesday's season finale, "Dead in His Tracks." (10/9c on CBS). The former Everwood star plays security guard Sam Bishop, who was an investigator on the first murder back in 1989 but retired from cop work in frustration when he couldn't solve the case. Now Bishop has reappeared and D.B. Russell (Ted Danson) is leery of him — but suspicion soon turns to awe.
"It turns out Bishop was a man way ahead of his time — a proto-csi," says Andrew Dettmann, who wrote the episode. "So much of our modern CSI work uses technology that wasn't available in Bishop's day, yet he was using his own inventions to solve crime — like a homemade recipe for detecting gunshot residue and a jerry-rigged camera and weather balloon that did »
- Michael Logan
Remember the movie Traffic? NBC has ordered a new action drama called Odyssey that sounds a lot like it.
The series will revolve around a female soldier, a corporate lawyer, and a political activist. Their lives unexpectedly collide after an international conspiracy explodes.
The cast of Odyssey includes Anna Friel, Peter Facinelli, Jake Robinson, Jim True-Frost, Treat Williams, Nate Mooney, Elena Kampouris, Daniella Pineda, Sadie Sink, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, and Omar Ghazaoui.
No word on how many episodes have been ordered or when the series will start airing. We should know more in the coming week.
What do you think? Does this show sound like a hit or a flop? Will you check it out?
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NBC has issued a series order for “Odyssey,” a “‘Traffic’-like” action drama.
The series follows a female soldier, a corporate lawyer and a political activist as their lives unexpectedly collide after an international conspiracy explodes.
“Odyssey” stars “Pushing Daisies’” Anna Friel (pictured) as Sgt. Odelle Ballard and “Nurse Jackie’s” Peter Facinelli as Attorney Peter Drucker. The cast also includes Jake Robinson, Jim True-Forst, Treat Williams, Nate Mooney, Elena Kampouris, Daniella Pineda, Sadie Sink, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje and Omar Ghazaoui.
The series hails from “Grey’s Anatomy” director Peter Horton, who exec produces along with writers Adam Armus (“The Following”) and Nora Kay Foster (“Heroes”). Simon Maxwell (“Off the Hook”), Mikkel Bondesen (“Burn Notice”), Henrik Bastin (“Burn Notice”) and Kristen Campo (“The Killing”) also exec produce.
- Alex Stedman
In the wake of its success with The Blacklist this season, NBC has given series orders to a trio of intrigue-heavy political-tinged dramas that bring Katherine Heigl, Anna Friel, and Hope Davis into prime-time.
First up is Allegiance, a show that will remind some of FX’s The Americans, except it’s set in present day. The show stars Scott Cohen (Necessary Roughness) and Davis (The Newsroom) as deactivated covert Russian spies living in America (full descriptions below).
Then there is State of Affairs, which returns former Grey’s Anatomy star Heigl to series TV. This one is about a »
- James Hibberd
Not content to let Fox hog the pre-upfronts series order merry-go-round, NBC started its 2013-2014 series pickups on Tuesday (May 6) afternoon. Thus far, NBC has given series orders to the comedy "Marry Me" and the dramas "Odyssey," "Allegiance" and "State of Affairs," starring Katherine Heigl. "Marry Me" comes from "Happy Endings" veteran David Caspe and was directed by Seth Gordon ("The Goldbergs"). It comes from Sony Pictures Television. Casey Wilson and Ken Marino topline "Marry Me" as a couple who have been together for six years. After a botched attempt at a wedding proposal, they decide to hold off until they can get it right. Hilarity may ensue. "Marry Me" also stars Sarah Wright, John Gemberling, Tymberlee Hill and Tim Meadows. "Allegiance" was created and directed by George Nolfi ("The Adjustment Bureau"), who will executive produce along with Avi Nir (“Homeland”), Ron Leshem, Amit Cohen, Yona Wisenthal and Giyora Yahalom. »
- Daniel Fienberg
★★★☆☆Bruno Barreto's handsome, English-language biopic Reaching for the Moon (2013) follows the passionate relationship between Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Elizabeth Bishop (The Lord of the Rings star Miranda Otto) and Brazilian architect Lota de Macedo Soares (Glória Pires). It's 1951 and Elizabeth, suffering from writers' block, is encouraged by fellow poet Robert Lowell (Treat Williams) to try a change of scene. Elizabeth embarks on a journey around South American and stops off to visit Mary (Tracy Middendorf), an old college friend now settled in Brazil. Mary lives with Lota on her beautiful landscaped country estate, where they regularly entertain fellow urbanites with similar pursuits.
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Title: In the Blood Director: John Stockwell Starring: Gina Carano, Cam Gigandet, Treat Williams, Danny Trejo, Luiz Guzman, Amaury Nolasco, Ismael Cruz Cordova, Stephen Lang If we’re keeping tabs on the evolving filmography of ex-mixed martial arts fighter and future “The Expendabelles” centerpiece Gina Carano, “In the Blood,” from director John Stockwell, slots considerably below “Haywire,” her at once lithe and bruising collaboration with Stephen Soderbergh. And yet there’s still a certain ramshackle appeal to the film, a starchy, “Taken”-meets-”Turistas” revenge picture which could just as easily be titled “Woman on Fire.” “In the Blood” centers around Ava (Carano) and Derek Grant (Cam Gigandet), a newly married couple who head to the Caribbean [ Read More ]
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To mark the release of Leverage Season 5 on 14th April, we’ve been given 5 copies to give away on DVD.
The final season of this much-loved TV hit follows former insurance agency investigator Nathan Ford (Academy Award® winner Timothy Hutton) and his team of highly skilled, tech-savvy grafters in this latest instalment, which continues the edgy drama of highly successful previous seasons of the show.
Season 5 features powerful cameos from guest stars including; Cary Elwes (Liar Liar, The Princess Bride), Matthew Lillard (The Bridge, Scream),Treat Williams (127 Hours, Once Upon a Time in America), Neil Hopkins (Skyline, Detour), Adam Baldwin (Full Metal Jacket, Chuck) and Fred Ward (The Player, Escape From Alcatraz).
In this grand finale the team of former top-criminals have relocated to new headquarters in Portland, Oregon and are embarking on some of their biggest ‘unorthodox’ cases to date. This final chapter of the show explores the trust among each of the members, »
Title: In the Blood Director: John Stockwell Starring: Gina Carano, Cam Gigandet, Luis Guzmán, Stephen Lang, Amaury Nolasco, Ismael Cruz Cordova, Treat Williams and Danny Trejo Running Time: 90 minutes, Rated R, Available on VOD, iTunes & Theaters April 4th Eva (Gina Carano) and her husband Derek (Cam Gigandet) are on their honeymoon in the Caribbean. While out to dinner they meet Manny (Ismael Cruz Cordova) a local who promises to show them around the island and take them to the hottest club. At the club they have a run-in with the notorious kingpin Big Biz (Danny Trejo), and Eva gets into an impressive fight with some goons at the [ Read More ]
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