9 items from 2014
Episodes: 13 (hour)
TV show dates: October 10, 2013 -- April 3, 2014
Series status: Cancelled
TV show description:
This fantasy show's story begins in Victorian England. A beautiful young woman named Alice (Sophie Lowe) tells an impossible tale of a strange new land that exists on the other side of a rabbit hole. An invisible cat, a hookah-smoking caterpillar and playing cards that can talk are just some of the fantastic things she's seen during her adventure.
Surely this troubled girl must be insane. Her doctors intend to cure her with a treatment that will make her forget—everything. Alice seems ready to put it all behind her, especially the painful memory of the genie she fell in »
The film focuses on the story of how the famous male exotic dancers started after Paul Snider and Somen “Steve” Banerjee expanded the Chippendales nightclub. It’s a story which has potential for both the glitzy highs of bouffant hair and the seedy lows – Banerjee was found hanging dead in his cell after being jailed for attempted arson, racketeering and murder for hire. This true life scandal has already been explored in made for TV movie The Chippendales Murders, with Lost actor Naveen Andrews playing Banerjee.
If everything works out for Stiller, he’ll play choreographer Nick de Noia, who helped the troupe go supernova – and later fell victim to Banerjee. Alan Ball is writing the script which is based on Rodney Sheldon’s book. Ball’s script writing credentials include American Beauty and True Blood. »
- Claire Joanne Huxham
With the success of Once Upon a Time, ABC had high hopes for spin-off Once Upon a Time in Wonderland. Unfortunately for fans, their ratings expectations haven't been met and the series has been cancelled.
On Wonderland, a beautiful young Alice (Sophie Lowe) takes a tumble down the rabbit hole to a place where nothing is impossible. The series also stars Michael Socha, Peter Gadiot, Emma Rigby, Naveen Andrews, and John Lithgow.
Debuting last October, the show's premiere drew a 1.7 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 5.82 million viewers. That was a mediocre start at best and then, the ratings saw a significant drop in week two. The numbers have continued to fall over the course of the season.
It quickly became clear that Once Upon a Time in Wonderland wouldn't be seeing a second season. Though it's obvious to »
Director: Oliver Hirschbiegel
Running Time: 108 Minutes
Extras: Cast Interviews
Oliver Hirschbiegel managed to give us quite the empathetic view of one of the world’s greatest villains, Adolf Hitler. So surely he would be able to give us a powerful and emotionally honest interpretation of the life of the much loved Princess Diana. Apparently not. Not only does he fail to capture a realistic interpretation of an icon’s life, he manages to come out the other end and supply us with one of the most unintentionally hilarious romantic comedies of last year.
Diana tells the story of Princess Diana’s (Watts) relationship with everyday heart surgeon Hasnat Khan (Andrews). She’s the most famous woman in the world, and he’s a man whose career is everything and needs his complete attention. As you can imagine, the two find it difficult »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
It's been 10 long years since "Lost" premiered on ABC -- and we're still trying to figure out what happened on that island!A good chunk of the cast got together again for a big reunion at PaleyFest on Sunday night, where Malcolm David Kelley (Walt, now 21!), Ian Somerhalder, Josh Holloway, Jorge Garcia, Yunjin Kim, Maggie Grace and Henry Ian Cusick reminisced on their days working on the extremely mysterious series.Notably absent were some of the show's biggest stars though -- including Matthew Fox, Terry O'Quinn, Evangeline Lilly, Dominic Monaghan, Harold Perrineau, Michael Emerson, Daniel Dae Kim, Naveen Andrews and Vincent (though, was anyone really expecting him?).A rep for Matthew tells toofab that the actor is currently in Europe working on a film. As for Dominic, his publicist says the actor has been traveling for his show "Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan" and had had a "longstanding commitment that he could not break. »
- tooFab Staff
PaleyFest is underway, and while television is not my normal beat here at HitFix, there are exceptions. For example, I've been the one recapping "Marvel's Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D." this season, and for the last two years it was on the air, I was also the one who was recapping "Lost." In both cases, it makes sense because of other interests of mine. I'm fascinated by the Marvel movie universe, and not just as a fan, but also as an example of world-building in mainstream movies. With "Lost," I was a fan. Period. It was a show that hooked me with the pilot, and I watched every episode of the entire run either as it aired or within a few hours. Sunday night's tenth-anniversary reunion of the cast and creators of "Lost" was, according to tonight's introduction, the single fastest sell-out that the festival has ever had, »
- Drew McWeeny
Just like with Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln, Oliver Hirschbiegel’s Diana has a pall hanging over it thanks to the film’s inevitable conclusion for its titular character, even as the meat of the plot explores a relationship that was pivotal to her life but rarely, if ever, a focus of the discussion about her legacy. Unlike Lincoln, however, Diana doesn’t quite astound you with just how realistic with the lead actor’s portrayal of a celebrated historical figure is. Naomi Watts gives us an above average performance, and for what Diana is, it more than suffices, but never does Watts completely disappear into the role like Daniel Day-Lewis did for Abraham Lincoln. Hence there’s a bit of distraction every now and then as we’re pulled out of the film every few minutes to wonder why Naomi Watts is living in several royal estates and romancing with Sayid (Naveen Andrews) from Lost. »
- Lex Walker
Moviefone's Top DVD of the Week
What's It About? Wadjda, a 10-year-old girl in Saudi Arabia, desperately wants a bike of her own, and after a bunch of her own money-making schemes fail, she enters her school's Koran memorization contest for the prize money.
Why We're In: Writer/director Haifaa Al Mansour has crafted an excellent movie, but in addition to that, "Wadjda" is the first feature-length film made entirely in Saudi Arabia, and the first film written and directed by a Saudi woman.
Moviefone's Top Blu-ray of the Week
"The Jungle Book: Diamond Edition"
What's It About? Mowgli is a human child who's most literally raised by wolves, but as he grows up it becomes clear to his buddies Baloo the bear and Bagheera the black panther that it's time for him to go live with other people.
Why We're In: It's a Disney classic with all the trimmings. »
- Jenni Miller
Diana starring the incredible Naomi Watts and Naveen Andrews is available now On Demand and will be coming to Blu-ray and DVD on February 11. We have an exclusive clip from this impending release featuring an interview with Naveen Andrews about his role as Princess Diana's secret lover, Pakistani heart surgeon Hasnat Khan.
Sixteen years after her sudden death, acclaimed director Oliver Hirschbiegel explores Princess Diana's secret love affair with Pakistani heart surgeon Hasnat Khan, the human complications of which reveal the Princess's climactic days in a compelling new light.
Diana is on Blu-ray and DVD February 11.
Diana was released November 1st, 2013 and stars Naomi Watts, Naveen Andrews, Douglas Hodge, Geraldine James, Charles Edwards, Daniel Pirrie, Cas Anvar, Juliet Stevenson. The film is directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel. »
9 items from 2014
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