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‘Invitation to the Set’ featurette for Westworld

20 September 2016 7:50 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The marketing for Westworld is certainly in full swing, with HBO releasing a couple of new promos this week [watch them here and here], and now we have an ‘Invitation to the Set’ featurette which sees cast members Jeffrey Wright and Evan Rachel Wood and writers and executive producers Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy and executive producer J.J. Abrams discussing the small screen adaptation of Michael Crichton’s sci-fi classic; check it out here…

The one-hour drama series Westworld kicks off its ten-episode season Sunday, Oct. 2 at 9:00 p.m. (Et/Pt), exclusively on HBO. Created for television by Jonathan Nolan (“Interstellar,” “The Dark Knight,” “Person of Interest”) and Lisa Joy (“Pushing Daisies,” “Burn Notice”), both of whom are executive producing and writing, with Nolan also directing, the series was inspired by the 1973 motion picture “Westworld,” written and directed by Michael Crichton.

Westworld is a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the evolution of sin, »

- Gary Collinson

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Phantasm: Ravager Photos Reveal the Tall Man, Reggie

19 September 2016 2:43 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Earlier this month, Well Go USA released a new poster for the highly-anticipated horror sequel, Phantasm: Ravager, which will bring the beloved franchise to a close when it hits theaters on October 7. Today we have new photos which give us a better look at The Tall Man, played by Angus Scrimm, along with Mike (A. Michael Baldwin) and Reggie (Reggie Banister). This film marks the final performance of Angus Scrimm, who passed away in January at the age of 89. He had already long completed his work on the film, which wrapped principal photography back in March 2014.

For 37 years, audiences have followed small town friends Reggie, Mike, and Jody in their quest to stop the evil, dimension-hopping schemes of The Tall Man (Angus Scrimm in his final performance) and his armada of killer Sentinel Spheres. Now, Don Coscarelli's acclaimed horror/sci-fi Phantasm franchise comes to a close in a truly epic finale, »

- MovieWeb

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HBO’s Westworld: ambitious, clever, unmissable sci-fi

19 September 2016 11:24 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Louisa Mellor Sep 20, 2016

The new Westworld TV series feat. Anthony Hopkins comes to Sky Atlantic on the 4th of October, and does not disappoint…

Up until its last half-hour when Yul Brynner’s fearsome robot gunslinger engages relentless pursuit mode, Michael Crichton’s 1973 film Westworld is a romp. Its premise—the android attractions in a high-tech theme park malfunction with deadly consequences—may be nightmarish, but the film is rollicking.There’s a lively bar brawl set to old-timey piano, a cartoonish prison-break, a comedy underdog who appoints himself sheriff… Any blood we see is poster paint red and the brothel scenes now feel as chaste as Sunday school.

HBO’s TV adaptation goes a different route. Devoid of high-jinks, it starts serious and stays that way. This is cerebral sci-fi that asks more complex questions than ‘what if the humanoid attractions in a high-tech theme park malfunctioned with deadly consequences? »

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Newswire: Take an exclusive look at the Time Bandits-inspired trailer for Art House Theater Day

19 September 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

Saturday, September 24th is Art House Theater Day, a 24-hour event that “celebrates the art house theater and the cultural role it plays in a community.” Among the films that will be playing as part of the event are the J.J. Abrams-sponsored Phantasm: Remastered, as well as a new 2k restoration of Time Bandits. The A.V. Club has been granted an exclusive look at the new Time Bandits-inspired bumper/trailer commissioned by The Texas Theater that will be playing at 195 theaters nationwide throughout the day on September 24.

The clip has all the whimsy and charm of Terry Gilliam’s bonkers 1981 fantasy, the first in his “Trilogy Of Imagination,” while poking a little fun at the preciousness of cinephile culture. Announcing that “the classic you loved as a strange socially awkward child is back”—which, for households with no boundaries, could describe Phantasm as well ...

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- Mike Vanderbilt

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Star Wars: who is Snoke? Exploring the theories

19 September 2016 9:15 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Ryan Lambie Sep 20, 2016

He’s the shadowy villain in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but is there more to Snoke? Ryan looks at some of the fan theories...

Nb: The following contains spoilers for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and copious speculation about Episode VIII and beyond.

Both physically and metaphorically, Supreme Leader Snoke loomed large over Star Wars: The Force Awakens. His gravelly voice - as provided by Andy Serkis - was the first thing we heard in the sequel's teaser trailer ("There has been an awakening. Have you felt it...?"). In the movie itself, Snoke was the shadowy puppet master, the overlord of the First Order who seduced Kylo Ren to the Dark Side. Appearing as a hologram (and performed by Andy Serkis), Snoke towered over everyone else in the movie, a pale-skinned, seemingly ancient spectre who barely moved from his throne.

Among the mysteries opened up by The Force Awakens, »

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HBO's Westworld Brings The 'Chaos' In This New Promo Trailer

19 September 2016 7:50 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

The latest prestigious TV series to come to HBO, Westworld, is approaching its big premiere. As such, the network wants to give you a taste of what's to come, and in the new "Chaos" promo for the series, you'll get a look into the darkness of this spooky new world.

Westworld has brought together an immense amount of talent for a reimagining of the 1973 Michael Crichton film. It's been developed for television by Jonathan Nolan, J.J. Abrams, Lisa Joy, Jerry Weintraub, and Bryan Burk. The stellar cast includes Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris, Evan Rachel Wood, James Marsden, Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright, Tessa Thompson, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Jimmi Simpson, Rodrigo Santoro, Shannon Woodward, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Ben Barnes, Simon Quarterman, Angela Sarafyan, Clifton Collins, Jr. and Luke Hemsworth.

Here's the new "Chaos" promo for Westworld:

As another day of fantasy plays out in Westworld – a vast, remote park where guests »

- Mario-Francisco Robles

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Fargo Adds Mary Elizabeth Winstead To Season Three

18 September 2016 1:10 PM, PDT | AreYouScreening.com | See recent AreYouScreening news »

Fargo has already managed to break the television mold in a variety of ways, and perhaps the most important is that the second season lived up to the first.

Going for three might be pushing your luck, but the cast is rounding out nicely.

Ewan McGregor and Carrie Coon (Gone Girl, The Leftovers) have already been attached, and now Mary Elizabeth Winstead joins them. Winstead, recently of 10 Cloverfield Lane and Brain Dead, will play Nikki Swango, a recent parolee who is decidedly focused on competitive bridge. This already gives us a clue to this season’s connections, as Ewan McGregor plays brothers, one of whom is a parole officer.

Winstead seems a solid choice for the series, given her demonstrated delivery in both of her most recent efforts, and the reveal of her character offers even more reason to believe this one could hold up as well.

Check out all the info below, »

- Marc Eastman

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HBO Releases New Westworld Trailer And Featurette

18 September 2016 7:45 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Does HBO have another hit series on their hands? The talent assembled to bring the Westworld series to life is definitely nothing to sneeze at. And the high sci-fi concept should certainly supply script writers with plenty of material.   It will be interesting to see whether the show is constructed so that audiences sympathize with the androids or with the humans.  Hopefully, well worn tropes such as a human character secretly being an android are avoided.  In looking at the trailers and other footage released for the show, one has to wonder if the western elements and themes of Westworld will remain prevalent throughout the entire 10 episode season?  The subject matter definitely carries a risk that the show quickly become purely science-fiction.   About Westworld Westworld is an upcoming HBO drama executive produced by Jonathan Nolan, Lisa Joy, J.J. Abrams and Bryan Buck.  It's based on the 1973 film of the same name, »

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Star Trek Continues: Continuing To Be Excellent

16 September 2016 7:38 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

 “Embracing the Winds”, the seventh episode of the excellent fan-made webseries Star Trek Continues debuted recently and it continues the outstanding quality of the previous six episodes. With equal parts fan service, entertaining writing, good performances and nostalgia, "Embracing the Winds" delivers what fans of classic Star Trek want from their Trek. 

 Note to Jj Abrams…Watch this show! These guys get it. You don’t. This is what fans of Star Trek: The Original Series (1966-1969) expect when they see the name Star Trek. The fan-made, crowd funded Star Trek Continues is such a superb extension of the old show, it makes you wonder why Paramount doesn’t hire these folks to write the new films. They’re much better at it than whoever is writing those movies now.

 Before we go further into “Embracing the Winds”, it should be pointed out that this episode was filmed before the »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Rob Young)

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Mary Elizabeth Winstead Joins ‘Fargo’ Season 3

16 September 2016 3:30 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Mary Elizabeth Winstead has joined the cast of “Fargo” Season 3, Variety has learned.

She joins previously announced stars Ewan McGregor and Carrie Coon in the critically-acclaimed FX anthology.

Winstead will play Nikki Swango, a crafty and alluring recent parolee with a passion for competitive bridge playing. Nikki is a woman with a plan, focused on always being at least one move ahead of her opponents.

McGregor will play two roles: brothers Emmit and Ray Stussy. Coon will play Gloria Burgle, the chief of the Eden Valley police.

Created by Noah Hawley — who serves showrunner, director, writer and exec producer — “Fargo” is nominated for 18 Emmys for its second season. It already won two Emmys at last weekend’s Creative Arts Emmys, and heads into this Sunday’s ceremony with a slew of major nods.

Hawley exec producers “Fargo” with the Coen brothers, Warren Littlefield and John CameronFargo hails from MGM Television and FX Productions with MGM serving »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister and Justin Kroll

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Cameron Crowe’s ‘Roadies’ Cancelled at Showtime

16 September 2016 3:00 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Roadies has reached the end of its road. Showtime has officially cancelled the Cameron Crowe-created dramedy, which starred Luke Wilson and Carla Gugino as crew members for a touring band. In an official statement, Crowe thanked Showtime and executive producer J.J. Abrams for the “life-changing experience” of making the show.  Crowe confirmed the Roadies cancellation in a blog post, which you […]

The post Cameron Crowe’s ‘Roadies’ Cancelled at Showtime appeared first on /Film. »

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Roadies Cancelled at Showtime

16 September 2016 1:05 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

It’s the end of the tour for Showtime’s Roadies.

The premium cabler has cancelled its Carla Gugino-Luke Wilson dramedy, TVLine has confirmed.

RelatedCable/Streaming Renewal Scorecard 2016: What’s Coming Back? What’s Cancelled? What’s On the Bubble?

Showtime Networks CEO David Nevins addressed the series’ less-than-stellar start in August, saying that the series was “going according to vision” and that the network wold likely determine Roadies‘ fate “probably at the end” of its first season.

Series creator Cameron Crowe issued this statement shortly after the cancellation news broke:

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‘Roadies’ Cancelled After One Season at Showtime

16 September 2016 1:05 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Showtime has cancelled “Roadies” after one season, Variety has learned.

Hailing from super group Cameron Crowe, J.J. Abrams and Winnie Holzman, the dramedy that stars Luke Wilson and Carla Gugino revolves around the lives of the road crew for an arena-rock touring band.

Insiders close to the show tell Variety that though the series will not be returning for a second season, the experience of creating the show was “amazingly positive” for all parties invovled.

Crowe penned a blog today, thanking the “Roadies” team and viewers. He wrote: “Thanks to Showtime and J.J. Abrams for the opportunity to make the one and only season of ‘Roadies.’ My mind is still spinning from the giddy highs of working with this epic cast and crew. Though we could tell a thousand more stories, this run ends with a complete ten-hour tale of music and love.”

Despite the mega-talent both on screen and behind the camera, “Roadies »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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‘Roadies’ Canceled By Showtime After One Season

16 September 2016 1:04 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Updated: It’s the end of the road for Roadies. Showtime has opted not to renew the hourlong comedy from Cameron Crowe, J.J. Abrams and Winnie Holzman for a second season. The show, set behind the scenes of a touring band, received lukewarm response from critics and viewers. The cancelation decision comes on the heels of Roadies‘ ending its 10-episode freshman run on Aug. 28. “Thanks to Showtime and J.J. Abrams for the opportunity to make the one and only season of… »

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Gets Star Trek Composer Michael Giacchino

16 September 2016 9:33 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

When Star Wars: The Force Awakens was in pre-production, many wondered and worried if J.J. Abrams would replace the iconic John Williams with the director's own longtime collaborator Michael Giacchino as composer on this rebooted sci-fi adventure series. While that didn't happen, Michael Giacchino has found an opportunity to weasel his way into this hugely popular franchise. The man will now compose the soundtrack for this December's Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

While some classic themes will be utilized to keep the movie in line with what has come before it, this first Star Wars spin-off will be 'whistling a new tune' as it were. While John Williams was never intended to return for these new standalone adventures, which will stand outside the Skywalker saga, Rogue One originally had Alexandre Desplat set in place to record the score.That all changed with the extensive reshoots that happened earlier this »

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Fifty Shades Darker Trailer Notches Up More Views Than Even The Force Awakens

16 September 2016 7:37 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

This week alone served as a pointed reminder of just how crucial a trailer reveal can be for warring Hollywood studios out to claim the biggest piece of the pie. Annabelle 2, for instance, summoned up its debut teaser just yesterday after teeing up an announcement via Twitter, while Fifty Shades Darker invited moviegoers back to the fold earlier in the week – but not before priming audiences with an enigmatic teaser.

It all comes down to fanning excitement, really, and the level of care, detail and strategizing that goes into each announcement can’t be overstated. It’s a method of approach that has now paid dividends for Universal, after the studio confirmed that that steamy trailer for James Foley’s sequel was viewed a record 114 million times in the first 24 hours after release, outpacing even Star Wars: The Force Awakens. For the sake of perspective, J.J. Abrams’ franchise revival pulled »

- Michael Briers

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Rogue One Swaps One Oscar Winning Composer For Another

16 September 2016 6:18 AM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Back before Rogue One: A Star Wars Story had even begun filming, we'd heard word that Oscar winning composer Alexandre Desplat would be handling the film's musical score, but now there's been a quick change as Michael Giacchino has been brought in instead.  

If you were looking forward to hearing Alexandre Desplat's take on the Star Wars universe, you'll have to wait a little bit longer.  According to THR, Rogue One's extensive reshoots this past Summer forced the scoring schedule back to a point where Desplat was no longer able to do it.  

So no, there wasn't some big shake-up or misunderstanding, just a scheduling conflict.  So what do you do when your Oscar composer leaves?  If you're Disney, you merely bring in Another Oscar winnger composer!  Micahel Giacchino, who handled the Star Trek reboots with Jj Abrams as well as Pixar's Incredibles and Inside/Out, has been brought »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Jordan Maison)

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Michael Giacchino replaces Alexandre Desplat as composer on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

16 September 2016 1:29 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It looks like the extensive reshoots on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has led to scheduling conflicts for composer Alexandre Desplat, with The Hollywood Reporter revealing that the Oscar-winner is no longer available to score the film.

Stepping in as Desplat’s replacement is another Academy Award-winner in Michael Giacchino, who has worked extensively with Disney in the past on the likes of Up, The Incredibles, Ratatouille, Cars 2, Inside Out, Zootopia, John Carter, Tomorrowland and the upcoming Doctor Strange.

Giacchino will not have the distinction of becoming the first composer aside from John Williams to score a Star Wars movie. He is also a huge Star Wars fan, and made a cameo as a Stormtrooper in last year’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which was directed by his friend J.J. Abrams.

From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars standalone films, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, »

- Gary Collinson

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‘South Park’ Review: Season 20 Premiere Presents Nostalgia As Our National Nightmare

15 September 2016 9:52 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Over its 19 seasons and counting, “South Park” has almost always managed to create insightful parallels between scenarios otherwise considered unrelated. And it has certainly attempted that, with varying degrees of success, in every episode, and the comparisons are often as absurdly fun as they are astutely persuasive. So, it’s rather fitting that in kicking off its 20th season, “South Park” managed to tie together Colin Kaepernick’s national anthem protest, J.J. Abrams’ ability to create beloved reboots, the 2016 presidential election, sexist internet trolls, Matt Lauer’s inept moderating, Donald Drumpf’s secret desire to lose the election and, well, ‘member berries.

[Editor’s Note: Spoilers below for “South Park’s” Season 20 premiere, “Member Berries.”]

What started as a few grade school volleyball players pleading for help with an obnoxious Internet troll quickly spiraled into a national crisis surrounding the national anthem. Instead of identifying the harasser (thank you, Principal P.C.), Congress’ aptly ignorant solution was to hire J.J. Abrams to reboot »

- Ben Travers

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‘South Park’ Review: Season 20 Premiere Presents Nostalgia As Our National Nightmare

15 September 2016 9:52 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Over its 19 seasons and counting, “South Park” has almost always managed to create insightful parallels between scenarios otherwise considered unrelated. And it has certainly attempted that, with varying degrees of success, in every episode, and the comparisons are often as absurdly fun as they are astutely persuasive. So, it’s rather fitting that in kicking off its 20th season, “South Park” managed to tie together Colin Kaepernick’s national anthem protest, J.J. Abrams’ ability to create beloved reboots, the 2016 presidential election, sexist internet trolls, Matt Lauer’s inept moderating, Donald Drumpf’s secret desire to lose the election and, well, ‘member berries.

[Editor’s Note: Spoilers below for “South Park’s” Season 20 premiere, “Member Berries.”]

What started as a few grade school volleyball players pleading for help with an obnoxious Internet troll quickly spiraled into a national crisis surrounding the national anthem. Instead of identifying the harasser (thank you, Principal P.C.), Congress’ aptly ignorant solution was to hire J.J. Abrams to reboot »

- Ben Travers

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