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"This play's been kicking my ass!" Kyra Sedgwick exclaims over the phone. "Theater really separates the men from the boys, I'll tell you that." And Sedgwick is among the "men." The Emmy winner is starring in The Danish Widow, which is one of three mainstage productions at New York Stage and Film, a developmental hub for new work at Powerhouse Theater on the Vassar College campus. The production is written and directed by Tony-, Oscar- and Pulitzer Prize-winner John Patrick Shanley. This season, which marked the theater's 30th, also included Josh Radnor, Leslie Bibb, Robert Morse and T.R. Knight.
- Suzy Evans
"This is not She-Thor. This is not Lady Thor. This is not Thorita. This is Thor. This is the Thor of the Marvel Universe." So ran this week's statement from Marvel Comics, announcing that hammer-wielding Norse god Thor will be female in a new comic series. While a number of reactions from fans and industry folk have been dead on, others have been predictably hostile.
Coupled with the imminent release of Guardians of the Galaxy, which is the first Marvel Studios movie to date with a female screenwriter, this announcement has reignited an ever-brewing debate about women in superhero movies. More to the point, the lack thereof.
After Black Widow proved to be more or less second lead in Captain America: The Winter Soldier earlier this year, many were hoping that Marvel would finally bite the bullet and announce a standalone movie for Scarlett Johansson as part of their Phase Three plans. »
No Good Deed Trailer. Sam Miller‘s No Good Deed (2014) movie trailer stars Idris Elba, Leslie Bibb, Taraji P. Henson, Kate del Castillo, and Henry Simmons. No Good Deed‘s plot synopsis: “Terri (Taraji P. Henson) is a devoted wife and mother of two, living an ideal suburban life in Atlanta [...]
- Rollo Tomasi
Directed by Luther‘s Sam Miller, this thriller stars Elba as a dangerous killer convict on the run and eventually finds his way into the house of Terri (Taraji P. Henson) and her young daughter. They ramp up the tension and bring out all the flickering thriller/horror tricks for this first insight and although – once again – I think it shows far too much in quick snippets, with both Elba and Henson looking strong, and a Panic Room vibe, this could be one to watch out for.
Source: Sony »
- Dan Bullock
Screen Gems has released the first No Good Deed trailer for director Sam Miller’s (Luther) upcoming thriller. The film stars Idris Elba as an escaped convict with a dangerous past who makes his way into the home of a devoted wife (Taraji P. Henson) and her young children. The pic looks to be a pretty disturbing home invasion thriller, maybe because Elba is just so damn likable in most of his other roles. Here, though, Elba appears to be playing a character with very sinister intentions. Stringer Bell this is not. Hit the jump to watch the No Good Deed trailer. The film also stars Leslie Bibb, Kate del Castillo, and Henry Simmons. No Good Deed opens in theaters on September 12th. Trailer via Sony. Here’s the official synopsis for No Good Deed: Terri (Taraji P. Henson) is a devoted wife and mother of two, living an »
- Adam Chitwood
Idris Elba plays a hardcore criminal in his new drama thriller No Good Deed. Elba is known for his roles inThe Wire, Marvel's Thor franchise, and Pacific Rim. This looks like an intense film, and Elba gives a really aggressive performance.
The story follows Terri (Taraji P. Henson), "a devoted wife and mother of two, who lives an ideal life that takes a dramatic turn when her home and children are threatened by Colin (Elba), a charming stranger who smooth-talks his way into her house, claiming car trouble. The unexpected invitation leaves her and her family terrorized and fighting for survival."
- Joey Paur
After playing hard-boiled cop John Luther on the absolutely brilliant BBC series Luther, Idris Elba is stepping on the other side of the law for his next movie role, in this fall’s thriller No Good Deed (not to be confused with the plainly awful 2003 Samuel L. Jackson/Milla Jovovich crime thriller of the same name). Elba stars as a dangerous killer who, after staging a jailbreak, invades the home of a young mother (Oscar nominee Taraji P. Henson) and threatens both her and her children. The mother, a District Attorney, is forced to pick up arms to defend herself against the intimidating intruder.
We’ve got the first trailer for the film today, and though it looks quite predictable, Elba’s presence may be enough to get me into the theater. He rarely goes for psycho roles, opting instead to play charismatic heroes (in films like Pacific Rim and »
- Isaac Feldberg
Screen Gems just unveiled the trailer for its upcoming "No Good Deed" thriller, starring Idris Elba, Taraji P Henson, Kate del Castillo and Leslie Bibb. Check it out below. Plot: The story follows Terri (Henson), a devoted wife and mother of two, who lives an ideal life that takes a dramatic turn when her home and children are threatened by Colin (Elba), a charming stranger who smooth-talks his way into her house, claiming car trouble. The unexpected invitation leaves her and her family terrorized and fighting for survival. The new movie is directed by Sam Miller ("Luther") and is set to hit theaters on September 12th. Trailer: »
The film stars Oscar nominee Taraji P Henson as a mother of two who faces a fight to save her family after a home invasion from Elba's character.
No Good Deed will open in Us cinemas on September 12, with a UK debut following on October 31. »
A few years have passed since myself and a handful of genre colleagues ventured to the CBS lot in Studio City for a set visit to Takashi Shimizu's 7500 - the ghost story-on-a-plane thriller. And by "few years" I mean three. Cameras rolled in 2011 with Ryan Kwanten, Amy Smart, Leslie Bibb, Nicky Whelan and Alex Frost starring. And yet, we've haven't see the film released domestically. There have been rumors over the years pointing to false release dates. Hell, one theater here in Los Angeles accidentally listed it on its website, but when you went to buy tickets it directed you to another film.
- Ryan Turek
Lifetime has ordered a Christmas movie, Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever, according to The Hollywood Reporter. (I figured a grumpy anything‘s worst Christmas would involve being in a Hallmark Channel movie.) The movie will involve a “perpetually overlooked” cat in a pet store and a 12-year-old girl who can communicate with the animal. Casting is underway for the voice of Grumpy Cat.
USA has ordered a second season of Emt comedy Sirens.
Netflix is reviving kids science cartoon The Magic School Bus. The new version will use CGI animation.
In response to the new Magic School Bus show as well as the Reading Rainbow revival, Vulture suggests eight more kids’ shows that deserve a comeback. Those original 3-2-1 Contact episodes are still pretty watchable.
Harry Shum Jr. will be on the judges’ panel of Fake Off, a show where teams are challenged to recreate iconic pop culture moments using dance, »
- Lyle Masaki
Joe’s hold over his new religious cult strengthened as he began teaching them how to be killers in The Following’s “Teacher’s Pet.”
Claire Matthews Lives
The episode began and ended with Ryan Hardy (Kevin Bacon) in bed with the self-serving-journalist-turned-ally, Carrie Cooke (Sprague Grayden). Meanwhile, Mike (Shawn Ashmore) is secretly meeting with a not-so-dead Claire Matthews (Natalie Zea). Contrary to what Ryan, and the viewers, believed, Claire did not die as a result of the stabbing that ended the first season of The Following. She survived and was put into witness protection with her son. Mike convinced her to go, as she might be targeted by any remaining members from Joe’s killer cult, and lied to Ryan when he told him that Claire had died. Now that Joe is alive and in the public eye, Claire has demanded a meeting with Mike to know what, exactly is going on. »
Leslie Bibb and her Take Care costar Thomas Sadowski were in Austin, Tex., last week to talk about their new film at SXSW. During their exclusive interview with Uinterview, Bibb segued into a discussion about poop.
Leslie Bibb Interview
In Take Care, Bibb plays Frannie, a woman who needs some taking care of after suffering major injuries in a car accident. Unfortunately for Frannie, it’s harder to find friends who want to help her out than she thought. One thing she needs help with is getting her digestive tract on track, which is where Devon (Sadoski) comes in: Frannie needs him to pick her up some prunes.
Bibb Talks Poop, 'Take Care'
“I’ve taken Vicodin before. I didn’t poop for like two weeks when I had my accident with my ear. I said we have to discuss that,” said Bibb, explaining why she fought for the prune scene. »
Leslie Bibb, while discussing her new film Take Care at SXSW with co-star Thomas Sadowski, revealed a surprising fact you might not know about beautiful women - they like to talk about poop! Recalling how her character in the movie was bedridden and constipated, Bibb explains she insisted on adding the key detail that her character orders he boyfriend (Sadowski) to buy her prunes so she can finally relieve herself. »
Review Ron Hogan 19 Mar 2014 - 07:06
This review contains spoilers.
I have to say that the one thing missing from Joe's cult last season has been supplied this season thanks to Micah and Julia's little community of berobed killers in the making. It seems like all the classic cults, barring the Manson family, have had a serious religious bent. Joe's first cult was kind of Manson in its genesis, but its execution—a big house full of people and lots of bribery and whatnot of local officials—was more like something out of the Jonestown playbook. This season's cult, Aka Korban, provides some much-needed religious lunacy to go along with the compound setting that's apparently within a few minutes' drive of New York City.
The takeover's been pretty obvious from the beginning. »
TV news and notes:
- Chris Colfer has already written a feature film and several books, and now he'll stretch his writing muscles when he pens an episode of "Glee." He's reportedly writing an episode of the Fox comedy that will air later in Season 5, thanks to an offer from creator Ryan Murphy. Colfer has already met with the writing staff to hash out some ideas. [TVLine]
- Betsy Brandt is rebounding from the low-rated NBC comedy "The Michael J. Fox Show" with a new gig on Season 2 of Showtime's "Masters of Sex." The "Breaking Bad" alum will recur as Barbara, new secretary to Michael Sheen's Dr. William Masters. The new season of the Showtime series is due in fall 2014. [THR]
The Following, Season 2, Episode 9, “Unmasked”
Written by Vincent Angell
Directed by Nicole Kassell
Airs Mondays at 9pm (Et) on Fox
The Following figured out the best thing going for the second season a couple weeks ago and has been playing it up ever since- Joe’s (James Purefoy) manipulation of Micah (Jake Weber) is perfection, easily distracting from some of the episodes’ issues. Joe has always been at his best as a character when he has a group to control and an audience to play to. His final moments in “Unmasked” highlight this point to a terrifying degree.
Finding the FBI mole, Jana (Leslie Bibb), seemed to be a big deal but there was never enough attention paid to it; it seemed like once the information was out there, that it would have implications that would ripple through the rest of the season, but The Following has always had a »
Warning: The following recap contains major spoilers, since it's recapping Monday (March 17) night's episode of "The Following." Do not continue reading if you have yet to watch "Unmasked." All others, please proceed ...
Claire's back from the dead! Bet you didn't see that twist coming.
Well, to be more accurate, Claire's just back on "The Following," since she was never really dead. While the episode didn't explain much about her fate -- since it was only revealed in the final moments that she's alive and Mike knew about it -- here's what we can put together. Claire survived the attack on her life in the Season 1 finale and went into Witness Protection with Joey (who's probably not actually with his grandma, now that we think about it) to stay hidden from the rest of Joe's followers who were still at large. Mike knew about it and kept it a secret from Ryan this whole time. »
Sheila Vand (Argo) has booked the female lead opposite Katherine Heigl in NBC drama pilot State Of Affairs. It stars Heigl as Charleston Whitney Tucker, a key CIA attaché who counsels the president on high-stakes incidents around the world. Heigl also exec produces. Vand, repped by Paradigm and Untitled, will play Grace Hough, a tough CIA analyst on the President’s daily briefing team, who keeps her private life to herself. Vand starred in indie pic A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night, which premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. Related: 2014 NBC Pilots The Daily Show alum Jason Jones has been tapped for the male lead in NBC’s single-camera comedy pilot Love Is Relative from writer Dan Mazer, 20th TV, Tom Werner and Tom Lassally. It revolves around a wife (Leslie Bibb) and husband who begin to see their marriage in a whole new way after her newly divorced brother, »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
We're at the halfway point of "The Following" Season 2, and despite its flaws we're sticking with it until the bitter end. If you're a glutton for punishment also, here are a few stills and a preview of Episode 2.09, "Unmasked."
"The Following" Episode 2.09 - "Unmasked" (3/17/14, 9-10Pm; repeats 3/22/14, 9-10Pm)
Joe Carroll Delivers A Deadly Message - Ryan, Max, and Weston discover information that leads them closer to uncovering the mole within the FBI, which leads to complications of its own.
Meanwhile, Joe and Micah execute a plan that threatens the Korban cult in order to announce a message to Ryan and the world.
Cast: Kevin Bacon as Ryan Hardy; James Purefoy as Joe Carroll; Shawn Ashmore as Agent Mike Weston; Valorie Curry as Emma Hill; Connie Nielsen as Lily Gray; Sam Underwood as Luke; Jessica Stroup as Max Hardy; Tiffany Boone as Mandy Lang
Guest Cast: Shane McRae as Robert »
- Debi Moore
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