12 items from 2015
Would you tell the love of your life if you were turned into one of the undead? Granted, you’re fully functional and able to blend in, but still… That’s the quandry faced by Liv (Rose McIver) in The CW’s upcoming… Continue Reading →
- Debi Moore
"Kicking ass and taking brains," is the tagline for the brand new poster for The CW's freshman series "iZombie."
The zombie-fied key art features series star Rose McIver as Liv, a promising young doctor whose life is forever altered after a social gathering ends with her becoming a zombie.
After Liv's change, she becomes disengaged, breaking things off with her fiance, Major (Robert Buckley), and taking a new job – in a morgue, working alongside Dr. Ravi (Rahul Kohli). Her new gig provides Liv prime access to her new food of choice – human brains, which also happen ...
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The 2015 SXSW Film Festival will be running from March 13th through March 21st in Austin, Texas and the first wave of selections were announced today to get attendees excited for all the amazing films coming our way next month. And while horror fans have to wait until next week for the announcement of the Midnighters slate, here’s a look at some of the genre-related titles already revealed amidst SXSW’s other film categories for this year.
Narrative Feature Competition
Director/Screenwriter: J. Davis
The story of two brothers: one who’s devoted to his family, the other who’s obsessed with the Manson Family. Cast: Jay Duplass, Linas Phillips, Leonora Pitts, Tobin Bell, Adam Chernick, Davie-Blue. (World Premiere)
Director/Screenwriter: Alex Garland
- Heather Wixson
South by Southwest, the multi-faceted film, music and technology festival held annually in Austin, TX will feature such upcoming films as Paul Feig’s Spy, David Gordon Green’s Manglehorn, Alex Gibney’s documentary Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine, and Ondi Timoner’s Russell Brand profile Brand: A Second Coming as headliners in this year’s film festival lineup.
SXSW runs from March 13 to 21 in Austin and is now in its 22nd year. Variety has details of the 145 films and 100 world premieres bowing at this year’s festival. Brand, as previously reported, will be the festival’s opening night film.
Other notable titles on the list are the Will Ferrell/Kevin Hart comedy Get Hard, a rough cut of Judd Apatow’s Trainwreck, the directorial debut of 28 Days Later screenwriter Alex Garland, Ex Machina, and a new comedy by Michael Showalter, Hello, My Name is Doris.
On the small screen, »
- Brian Welk
Hardcore zombie fans probably won’t be impressed by the CW’s walking dead, since “iZombie” star Rose McIver looks or acts nothing like a corpse in the first trailer for the new series.
In fact, she mostly looks like a pretty teenager going through a goth phase, thanks to white face make-up and extra mascara around the eyes.
But fans of the horror genre that has become a worldwide phenomenon thanks to AMC’s “The Walking Dead” will be happy to hear she does, »
- Greg Gilman
It appears The CW is taking cues from television’s seemingly insatiable desire for zombie action by pushing ahead with a new dramedy entitled iZombie.
Starring Rose McIver in the title role, the series will orbit around her character of Olivia “Liv” Moore, a former medical student who succumbs to a virus that transforms her into a rather insightful flesh-eater. But The Walking Dead this is not, as The CW’s rendition of zombies is much more passive given that the overarching story seems to revolve around Liv’s efforts to blend into society without her family and friends ever discovering her darkest secret.
Malcolm Goodwin, Rahul Kohli, Robert Buckley and David Anders will also star in the show and while the core concept isn’t exactly revolutionary, the first look trailer does a good job of showcasing iZombie‘s innate potential.
The CW’s flesh-eating drama will make its debut on Tuesday, »
- Michael Briers
Following The CW Network's announcement with the midseason premiere dates earlier today, the network has debuted a new trailer for the upcoming series IZombie. From executive producer Rob Thomas (Veronica Mars), IZombie makes its series debut on Tuesday, March 17, (9:00-10:00pm Et), following an all-new episode of The Flash (8:00-9:00pm Et). Rose McIver (Masters of Sex, Once Upon a Time) stars as Olivia "Liv" Moore, a rosy-cheeked, disciplined, over-achieving medical resident who had her life path completely mapped out... until the night she attended a party that unexpectedly turned into a zombie feeding frenzy.
As one of the newly undead, Liv has devised a way to resist her baser urges to devour fresh human brains - she's taken a job in the Seattle coroner's office. In this appropriately dead-end job, she can secretly snack on the brains of the many Jane and John Doe corpses »
The CW announced its midseason schedule today at the winter gathering of the Television Critics Association in Pasadena, CA, including the series premieres of new dramas IZombie and The Messengers, the new unscripted competition series Cedric's Barber Battle and a new cycle of Whose Line Is It Anyway?
From executive producer Rob Thomas (Veronica Mars), IZombie makes its series debut on Tuesday, March 17, (9:00-10:00pm Et), following an all-new episode of The Flash (8:00-9:00pm Et). Rose McIver (Masters of Sex, Once Upon a Time) stars as Olivia "Liv" Moore, a rosy-cheeked, disciplined, over-achieving medical resident who had her life path completely mapped out... until the night she attended a party that unexpectedly turned into a zombie feeding frenzy. As one of the newly undead, Liv has devised a way to resist her baser urges to devour fresh human brains - she's taken a job in the Seattle coroner's office. »
Rob Thomas is a writer, so he's obviously concerned with story and character and other matters creative. But he's also a veteran writer/producer — and, as creator of "Veronica Mars," a man who had to do a lot of selling over the last couple of years — so he also is well aware of when art has to bend for commerce. So when Thomas — who, with fellow "Veronica Mars" vet Diane Ruggiero-Wright, has adapted the Vertigo comic "iZombie" for the CW — was asked why Rose McIver's character, Liv, doesn't bother with spray tanning, hair dye, or other attempts to disguise her condition as an intelligent zombie, he was very blunt. "In some ways, it's the least logical decision she could make," he admitted, since many of the show's other zombies (notably David Anders as a drug-dealing zombie named Blaine) do make an effort to look more normal. "The truth »
- Alan Sepinwall
One difference between The CW’s new drama “iZombie” and most other un-dead-centered properties is that this show’s characters actually realize zombies are a thing.
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“It wasn’t a part of the comics, but it’s something we really enjoyed about the show. If there were a zombie attack, what would you do?” Ruggiero-Wright asked. “I »
- Linda Ge
The CW has announced that its adaptation of Chris Roberson and Michael Allred’s DC / Vertigo comic book series iZombie is set to premiere on Tuesday, March 17th at 9/8c, and accompanying the news is a detailed synopsis, along with the first trailer…
Olivia “Liv” Moore was a rosy-cheeked, disciplined, over-achieving medical resident who had her life path completely mapped out…until the night she attended a party that unexpectedly turned into a zombie feeding frenzy. Now as one of the newly undead, Liv is doing her best to blend in and look as human as possible. Her appearance passes for “Goth,” with shockingly pale skin and nearly white hair, and her demeanor has gone from exuberant to exhausted.
The change in Liv is baffling to her former fiancé, Major, her mother, Eva, and her best friend and roommate, Peyton, who still has the high-energy, Type-a personality that Liv has completely abandoned. »
- Gary Collinson
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“iZombie,” starring Rose McIver as a recently turned zombie who eats brains and helps solve crimes, premieres on Tuesday, March 17 at 9 p.m.. Apocalyptic drama “The Messengers” premieres Friday, April 10 at 9 p.m., just after the series premiere of “Cedric’s Barber Battle” at 8 p.m. and the season premiere of improv comedy show “Whose Line Is It Anyway? »
- Travis Reilly
12 items from 2015
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