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The Aquaman TV Show That Failed To Make A Splash

Neil Calloway looks at the less than successful Aquaman TV pilot from 2006…

Though we’ve seen brief glimpses of him in Batman v Superman and Suicide Squad, the release of Justice League this weekend gives cinemagoers will get their first experience of Aquaman on the big screen. It turns out he isn’t a superhero who flies around the world to a soundtrack of that Danish band who sung Barbie Girl, but rather someone who has exceptional underwater abilities.

He might not be well known to the general public, but if you’d have said Iron Man to all but the biggest comic book fan before 2008 they’d think you were talking about a particularly taxing triathlon rather than a Elon Musk like superhero. As with most comic book characters, there have been previous attempts to bring him to the screen. After a version of the character appearing in an
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A female-driven License to Drive remake is in development

The 1988 Corey Haim / Corey Feldman comedy License to Drive is set for a remake courtesy of 20th Century Fox, who have tapped Alisha Brophy and Scott Miles (White Girl Problems) to pen a female-led reboot.

Directed by Greg Beeman, License to Drive saw Haim as teenager Les Anderson, who fails his driving test but decides to sneak out with his grandfather’s prized 1972 Cadillac Sedan de Ville for a night on the town with his friend Dean (Feldman) and the girl of his affections Mercedes (Heather Graham). Hijinks ensure.

The remake is being produced by John Davis, who was behind the original film, and also has a new version of Invasion of the Body Snatchers on his upcoming slate.
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'License to Drive' Remake in the Works at Fox

'License to Drive' Remake in the Works at Fox
Fox is hitting the road with a remake of the 1988 film License to Drive.

The original comedy, which starred Corey Haim, Corey Feldman and Heather Graham, followed a teen who, after failing his driver's test, decides to go for a night on the town with his friends. He takes his grandfather's prized 1972 Cadillac Sedan de Ville out on a joyride, which leads to all sorts of trouble. It was directed by Greg Beeman from a script by Neil Tolkin.

Alisha Brophy and Scott Miles (Girl Problems) are writing the new version, which will be rebooted with female leads. John...
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Vancouver Film: "Ollie" (aka "The Predator"), "Arrow", "Supergirl"

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Thanks to VancouverFilm.Net, here is the Vancouver Film Production Update for March 2017, including "Ollie" (aka "The Predator"), "Arrow", "Supergirl" and a whole lot more:  

Game Over, Man

Feature

Local Production Company: Lumberjackson Productions Inc.

Director: Kyle Newcheck

Producer: Seth Rogan, Scott Rudin

Mar 30/17 - May 12/17

Hardpowder

Feature

Local Production Company: Hardpowder Canada Inc

Director: Hans Petter Moland

Exec. Producer(s): Ameet Shukla, Michael Dreyer

Mar 20/17 - May 24/17

Light Of My Life

Feature

Local Production Company: Light of My Life Film Inc.

Director: Casey Affleck

Producer: Geoffrey Quan

Feb 08/17 - Mar 30/17

Meditation Park

Feature

Local Production Company: Meditation Park Film Ltd.

Director: Mina Shum

Producer: Stephen Hegyes, Raymond Massey

Feb 27/17 - Mar 23/17

Ollie (aka "The Predator")

Feature

Local Production Company: Tcf Vancouver Productions Ltd.

Director: Shane Black

Exec. Producer(s): John Davis, Bill Bannerman

Sep 30/16 - May 15/17

Doomsday

TV Pilot

Local Production Company: Pico Productions Ltd

Director: Joachim Ronning

Exec.
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Aquaman: revisiting the TV pilot

Patrick Sproull Mar 14, 2017

With production due to begin on the Aquaman movie in May, we revisit the 2006 TV series pilot for The WB...

We live in times where superhero stories have been told from every possible perspective. There’s the gritty, Dark Knight-style reboot in Arrow, buoyant yet thoughtful fun in The Flash, a daft workplace sitcom in Powerless. The inundation of superhero stories contributes immensely to the juncture we’re in known as ‘peak TV’, and network execs are spending a great deal of money and time trying to locate any untapped angle. While Arrow effectively set the ball rolling when it came to the DC TV universe, it would be remiss not to mention Smallville.

See related Lee Unkrich interview: Pixar, Toy Story 3, sequels and scary characters

Back in the mid-noughties it was the biggest superhero show on the air (partly down to the fact it was
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Vancouver Film: "Ollie" ("The Predator"), "The Mountain Between Us", "Altered Carbon"

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Thanks to VancouverFilm.Net, here is the Vancouver Film Production Update for December 2016, including "Ollie", "The Mountain Between Us", "Altered Carbon" and a whole lot more:   

Beautiful Voice

Feature

Local Production Company: Beautiful Voice Pictures Inc.

Director: Chuck Russell

Exec. Producer(s): John Curtis

Producer: Alexandra Julson

Nov 02/16 - Dec 01/16

Ollie

Feature

Local Production Company: Tcf Vancouver Productions Ltd.

Director: Shane Black

Exec. Producer(s): John Davis, Bill Bannerman

Oct 17/16 - Feb 08/17

Parallel

Feature

Local Production Company: Para Productions BC Inc.

Director: Isaac Ezban

Exec. Producer(s): John Zaozirny, Aaron Gilbert, Garrick Dion

Producer: Aaron Gilbert

Nov 10/16 - Dec 05/16

The Mountain Between Us

Feature

Local Production Company: Tcf Vancouver Productions Ltd.

Director: Hany Abu Assad

Producer: Becki Trujillo

Dec 01/16 - Feb 17/17

Altered Carbon ~ Season 1

TV Series

Local Production Company: Altered Carbon Productions I Inc.

Director: Miguel Sapochnik, Nicholas Hurran

Exec. Producer(s): Laeta Kalogridis, Steve Blackman,
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Vancouver Film: "Arrow", "Ollie", "The Deep"

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Thanks to VancouverFilm.Net, here is the Vancouver Film Production Update for October 2016, including "Arrow", "Ollie", "The Deep" and a whole lot more: 

Everything Everything

Feature

Local Production Company: Everything Productions Canada Ltd.

Director: Stella Meghie

Producer: Elyssa Dutton

Sep 06/16 - Oct 07/16

Ollie

Feature

Local Production Company: Tcf Vancouver Productions Ltd.

Director: Shane Black

Exec. Producer(s): Bill Bannerman

Producer: John Davis

Oct 17/16 - Feb 08/17

The Mountain Between Us

Feature

Local Production Company: Tcf Vancouver Productions Ltd.

Pm: Penny Gibbs

PC: Michele Picard

Dec 01/16 - Feb 17/17

Tully

Feature

Local Production Company: Tully Productions BC Inc.

Director: Jason Reitman

Exec. Producer(s): Jason Cloth, Ron McLeod, Aaron Gilbert

Producer: Aaron Gilbert, Helen Estabrook

Sep 21/16 - Nov 02/16

William

Feature

Local Production Company: William Productions Inc

Director: Tim Disney

Exec. Producer(s): Bill Haney

Producer: Jonathan DeBois

Sep 28/16 - Oct 30/16

Let The Right One In

TV Pilot

Local Production Company: Ltp Productions Inc.
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Heroes Reborn, Ep. 1.03, “Under the Mask”

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Heroes Reborn, Season 1, Episode 3, “Under the Mask

Written by Seamus Kevin Fahey

Directed by Greg Beeman

Airs on Thursdays at 8 pm (Et) on NBC

Family is as important to the universe of Heroes as Primatech or people inexplicably coming back to life. The Petrellis and the Nakamuras and the Bennets and the Sureshs had grand lineages that went into controlling the evos, exploiting them, and understanding them. This focus grounds the series: We all have family and understand the various pains and strains that those relationships and exceptions generate in life. This also theoretically gives the show ample opportunity to mine and explore new conflicts. But as was seen ten or so years ago, only so many times can Heroes have Peter and Nathan stand at opposite ends of a crisis only to come together at the end, with one of them scarifying themselves, before the audience gets actively angry at the show.
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Heroes Reborn episodes 1 & 2 review: Brave New World & Odessa

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Heroes Reborn's back-to-basics approach gets the new series off to a strong start, despite a crowded overly expositional opening...

This review contains spoilers.

1.1 Brave New World & 1.2 Odessa

The first season of Tim Kring’s original Heroes was special. I came away from each episode wishing that I too was an ‘Evo’ (they’re called that now apparently), imagining how exciting it would be to inhabit the same world of secretive paper companies and teleporting swordsmen. Subsequent seasons didn’t have quite the same impact; having a power began to seem like quite a lot of hassle and frankly, not worth the bother. The remit for Heroes Reborn then is quite clear: deliver something approaching the quality of the first season with its rich characters and slick converging storyline or face the derision of fans whose patience and good will for this franchise is on life support.

Firstly, don’t
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Heroes Reborn, Ep. 1.01-1.02, “Brave New World” and “Odessa”

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Heroes Reborn, Season 1, Episode 1, “Brave New World”

Season 1, Episode 2, “Odessa”

Written by Tim Kring

Directed by Matt Shakman (“Brave New World”), Greg Beeman (“Odessa”)

Airs on Thursdays at 8 pm (Et) on NBC

Every new show has to work to sell the viewer on why it deserves to exist instead of, say, a new season of Hannibal. We are busy people with lives and limited time to commit to a series that is either going to bore us or break our hearts. In this era of Peak TV, Fomo is real and it is crippling. So networks have figured out that is easier to greenlight a nostalgia series (Twin Peaks, The X-Files, Fuller House) than a new series. It has a built in audience! It’ll automatically generate headlines! Though NBC appears to be making a similar decision with Heroes Reborn, deciding to bring back a series that many soured on
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Falling Skies season 4 episodes 11 & 12 review: Space Oddity & Shoot The Moon

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Falling Skies ends season 4 with a decent enough double-bill but is really starting to show its age. Here's Ron's review...

This review contains spoilers.

4.11 Space Oddity & 4.12 Shoot The Moon

Increasingly, there's been a trend among television shows to turn season finales from a single episode into a big event. In some cases, they actually film a two-hour episode and make it a legitimate special event. More commonly, the big finale event is just two episodes shown back to back, perhaps with a little editing to make them flow together a bit better (or to cut out the recap). In the case of Falling Skies, you get two back-to-back episodes to finish off the fourth season and pave the way for the show's final season next summer. The episodes covered a lot of ground, and I debated with myself for entirely too long how to best handle the review. In the end,
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Falling Skies season 4 episode 9 review: Till Death Do Us Part

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Tom Mason is shooting for the moon in this week's Falling Skies. Here's Ron's review of Till Death Do Us Part...

This review contains spoilers.

4.9 Till Death Do Us Part

If a show actively has characters lampshading decisions, does it still count? Falling Skies, which typically opts for the happiest of all choices in the end, even when it comes to betrayal, had a character from Matt's past return in a big way this week. While Tom, Cochise, Anne, Weaver, and Matt—you know, the most important people in Charleston and the leadership of the Second Mass—are off looking for a cache of Volm weapons, Mira runs into them on the road. She spins an implausible story about how she graduated from the camp but just happened to run into them on the road and that she's thrown her Espheni dog whistle away, but Tom and Weaver see through it pretty instantly.
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Watch: Aliens Attack in New ‘Falling Skies’ Season 4 Trailer

Watch: Aliens Attack in New ‘Falling Skies’ Season 4 Trailer
Following the season four premiere of “Falling Skies,” TNT is offering viewers a closer look at what they can expect as the drama series plays out this summer.

“This season the battle for humanity, for hope, for the planet, will leave Earth behind,” the trailer warns as the cast, including series star Noah Wyle, battles supernatural forces and a new kind of army.

Wyle leads the charge as Tom Mason, a college professor who has become a resistance leader after a massive invasion by the Espheni alien race.

This season, the Mason family and the remaining 2nd Mass find themselves under attack by a new Espheni war machine and a new, deadly creation.

The series also stars Moon Bloodgood, Will Patton, Colin Cunningham, Drew Roy, Connor Jessup, Maxim Knight, Sarah Carter, Seychelle Gabriel, Mpho Koaho and Doug Jones. “Harry Potter” actress Scarlett Byrne has joined as a series regular for
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TV Review: ‘Falling Skies,’ Season Four

TV Review: ‘Falling Skies,’ Season Four
The creative roller-coaster ride that is “Falling Skies” opens season four on a downward arc, as the TNT series goes a little gaga with its alien-invasion metaphors, including Hitler Youth-like camps to re-educate younger prisoners. While the show picked up considerable momentum in its last go-round — and remains perfectly watchable popcorn fare — the notion of dueling alien constituencies, with one friendly to the humans, risks spinning “Skies” off its axis. Noah Wyle’s sturdy Everyman, who frets about his extended brood, remains extremely valuable in grounding the show, but for all the Skitters he’s dispatched, even he can’t overcome the show’s camp factor.

Suffice it to say whatever gains the human insurgency scored — with help from another alien force, the Volm — are pretty quickly erased, scattering the members of the central group while setting up new dangers. That includes leaving some incarcerated and others to battle on,
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Wamg Goes Back In The Day With Michael Rosenbaum

Michael Rosenbaum and the gang are taking a trip down memory lane in the all new side-splitting comedy Back In The Day and because I like you, you’re coming along for the ride. Recently, I sat down with Michael Rosenbaum, to talk about his experiences tackling his first feature as both the writer and director. Not only that, but he stars in the film as well. Michael is a buddy of mine, but we never talk shop so this was a real treat for me.

Back In The Day is the first feature film written and directed by Rosenbaum. He also stars in the film alongside Morena Baccarin Harland Williams, Sarah Colonna, Nick Swardson and Isaiah Mustafa. The film was acquired by Screen Media Films in early October, and will be making it’s way to theaters on January 17, 2014. Can’t wait that long? Well, you are in luck!
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"Falling Skies" Season Finale

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Sneak Peek new footage, images and synopsis from the Season finale episode of the TNT dramatic 'alien' TV series "Falling Skies" and the episode titled "Brazil", directed by Greg Beeman, airing August 4, 2013:

"...when the '2nd mass' destroys a crucial 'Espheni' base, a relentless enemy is taken down and the 'Mason' family is reunited with those who had been lost.

"But the arrival of more interstellar players puts the fate of the Earth's remaining survivors in doubt..."

Cast includes Noah Wyle as 'Tom Mason', Moon Bloodgood as 'Anne Glass', Will Patton as 'Captain Weaver', Drew Roy, Colin Cunningham, Connor Jessup, Sarah Carter, Maxim Knight, Seychelle Gabriel, Peter Shinkoda, Mpho Koaho and Robert Sean Leonard.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Falling Skies: Brazil"...
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Falling Skies season 3 finale review: Brazil

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Review Ron Hogan 5 Aug 2013 - 07:00

Falling Skies ends season 3 with an uncharacteristically downbeat episode that although solid, lacked the stuff of a great season finale...

This review contains spoilers.

3.10 Brazil

Falling Skies apparently saved up a big portion of its special effects budget for the final episode, which features multiple Beamer ships, a mega-mech, an Espheni transport ship, the long-awaited unveiling of the Volm super weapon, multiple members of the Volm race, and the Volm transport ship that has been one of humanity's last, best hopes for winning the war against the alien invaders with a minimum amount of messy bloodshed. Well, human bloodshed, that is. 

For all its failings, Falling Skies has been very optimistic. For every bad moment near the close of an episode, there's been some sort of redemption by the end of the hour. Each season, we've had some sort of big cliffhanger to carry
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"Falling Skies"- Season Finale

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Sneak Peek new footage, images and synopsis from the Season finale episode of the TNT dramatic 'alien' TV series "Falling Skies" and the episode titled "Brazil", directed by Greg Beeman, airing August 4, 2013:

"...when the '2nd mass' destroys a crucial 'Espheni' base, a relentless enemy is taken down and the 'Mason' family is reunited with those who had been lost.

"But the arrival of more interstellar players puts the fate of the Earth's remaining survivors in doubt..."

Cast includes Noah Wyle as 'Tom Mason', Moon Bloodgood as 'Anne Glass', Will Patton as 'Captain Weaver', Drew Roy, Colin Cunningham, Connor Jessup, Sarah Carter, Maxim Knight, Seychelle Gabriel, Peter Shinkoda, Mpho Koaho and Robert Sean Leonard.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Falling Skies: Brazil"...
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'Falling Skies' Comic-Con panel: Footage of what's next for Karen and how the cast sees their characters dying

'Falling Skies' Comic-Con panel: Footage of what's next for Karen and how the cast sees their characters dying
The Project: TNT’s Falling Skies

The Panel: Noah Wyle (Tom), Moon Bloodgood (Anne), Connor Jessup (Ben), “the devastatingly handsome” Drew Roy (Hal) — as moderator and Star Trek: The Next Generation alum Wil Wheaton called the actor — Colin Cunningham (Pope), “the face-meltingly beautiful” Sarah Carter (Maggie) — another Wheaton descriptor — Doug Jones (Cochise), executive producer Remi Aubuchon, and director/executive producer Greg Beeman

Footage screened: The audience was treated to a brief clip from the upcoming July 21 episode. Karen has Tom on a torture table in a creepy, alien place, not unlike the harnessing factory from season 2. The professor-turned-soldier tells Karen,
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'Falling Skies': Wil Wheaton leads discussion about Cochise, President Hathaway, more on '2nd Watch'

'Falling Skies': Wil Wheaton leads discussion about Cochise, President Hathaway, more on '2nd Watch'
Falling Skies followed up last week’s intense culmination of the “evil Hal” storyline with an episode that cut back and forth between the citizens of Charleston and the Masons on their search for Anne and Lexi. In the latest 2nd Watch, the Wil Wheaton-hosted talk show about Falling Skies, Doug Jones (Cochise), Stephen Collins (President Hathaway), and executive producer Greg Beeman discuss the most recent developments on the TNT sci-fi series.

Spoiler Alert: Don’t read on if you don’t want to find out what happened on tonight’s episode of Falling Skies, “The Pickett Line.”

In “The Pickett Line,
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