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8 items from 2011


'The Thing' Goes Berserk Watching 'The Thing'

19 October 2011 1:06 AM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Any horror fan worth a grain of alien fiber loves 'The Thing,' but neither fans nor critics have been as receptive to 'The Thing.' Rule #1 when it comes to prequels is that they shouldn't share a name with the film they're a prequel of, because then you wind up with sentences like the one above which serve to rip apart the fabric of the world and its reality.Clearing up any confusion, the 1982 film, 'The Thing' from director John Carpenter is widely hailed as a classic. It's so sharp; it's so tension filled; and it has that stoner character (David Clennon) with his unparalleled 80's deadpan delivery. Horror fans eat it up. With the 2011 prequel, 'The Thing' from novice director, Matthijs van Heijningen Jr., the love hasn't been as great. The devout are pointing out continuity errors and just getting themselves really wound up. »

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NCIS Tries to Read The Penelope Papers

5 October 2011 8:43 AM, PDT | Boomtron | See recent Boomtron news »

NCIS Tries to Read The Penelope Papers

Paul Booth (Matthew Alan), math professor at Waverly University and lieutenant in the U.S. Navy Reserves, is shot dead after setting up a meeting about which he had lied to his pregnant wife. McGee’s business card from 2003 is found on Booth’s person, but McGee has no memory of the man. NCIS traced Booth’s last cell phone call to Penelope Langston (Lily Tomlin), a retired teacher and, incidentally, McGee’s grandmother.

In my opinion, one way TV series show their age is to delve into the characters’ personal lives, usually employing guest stars to play family members. The implication is there are no fresh cases to work on, so family members are brought in to make things just that much more interesting/uncomfortable. We’ve seen it with Gibbs, Tony, Ziva, and last night was McGee’s turn.

The major »

- Gerald So

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Check out the poster for 'The Thing' prequel: 'It's not human. Yet'

12 July 2011 8:08 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

There was a time — and that time may yet return — when I used to watch John Carpenter’s The Thing at least once month. I still believe it’s unarguably one of the top five best horror films ever made and, to anyone who disagrees, I can only echo the sentiment of David Clennon’s Palmer as he notices a human head scuttling across the floor on alien legs (“You gotta be f—ing kidding me!”).

The first poster for the forthcoming Thing prequel has just been released, which you can see to the left and below. It’s very »

- Clark Collis

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Weeds Lands Michelle Trachtenberg as Guest Star

27 June 2011 3:12 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Actress Michelle Trachtenberg, who plays the devious, pot-stirring "Georgina Sparks" on the hit CW series Gossip Girl, is coming to Showtime's hit comedy Weeds as a guest star this season. Trachtenberg will play "Emma," a sexy, intelligent, low-level, pot-dealing rival to Nancy (series star Mary-Louise Parker) who catches Silas' (Hunter Parrish) eye in two episodes of the series, which debuts its 7th season tonight, June 27th at 10p Et/Pt. Weeds is produced by Lionsgate and executive produced by creator Jenji Kohan, Roberto Benabib, Matthew Salsberg and Mark A. Burley.

Trachtenberg has been acting consistently since she was a child. She has earned recognition for her memorable starring roles and guest arcs on television shows, including Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Six Feet Under, Mercy, Robot Chicken and Love Bites. On the big screen, she's been featured in Harriet the Spy, Black Christmas and 17 Again. Trachtenberg joins fellow Weeds season 7 guest stars Jennifer Jason Leigh, »

- MovieWeb

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Michelle Trachtenberg rolls up to 'Weeds' role

27 June 2011 2:33 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

"Weeds" premieres its 7th season on Showtime on Monday (June 27) night, but the long-running comedy is still filling out the cast for its late-season episodes.   Showtime has revealed that Michelle Trachtenberg is set to guest star in two "Weeds" episodes later this season. The "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" veteran will play Emma, described as "a sexy, intelligent, low-level, pot-dealing rival to Nancy (Mary-Louise Parker)."    Other actors guesting on "Weeds" this season include Jennifer Jason Leigh, Martin Short, Aidan Quinn, Lindsay Sloane, Pablo Schreiber and David Clennon.   Trachtenberg was most recently seen guesting on NBC's "Love Bites" and »

- Daniel Fienberg

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Weeds Season 7 Adds Martin Short and Aidan Quinn

27 May 2011 5:40 PM, PDT | Boomtron | See recent Boomtron news »

Get your pen and paper out; we’re adding more people to the guest star list for Weeds Season 7. We already know that Lindsay Sloane will be gracing us with her appearance, and The Hollywood Reporter says we’ll also be seeing the likes of Martin Short and Aidan Quinn for a few episodes a piece.

Short (Damages) will play an eccentric attorney for at least three episodes, while Quinn (Prime Suspect) has been cast in four episodes as a charismatic investment firm CEO. Sloane (Grosse Pointe) will appear in six episodes as Maxeen, an artist.

Sounds very business-like. With the new setting of New York City, we’ll of course be seeing more roles like this, but I’m thinking Quinn will be the Botwin’s attorney more than anything. But wait, I’m not done listing names quite yet. Returning for four episodes is Jennifer Jason Leigh as Nancy’s sister. »

- Brody Gibson

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The Latest Weeds Buzz: Martin Short! Aidan Quinn! Details on the Time Jump and Big Move!

26 May 2011 10:36 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Martin Short and Aidan Quinn are the latest additions to the seventh season of Showtime’s Weeds, which will is now confirmed to pack the one-two punch of a time jump and a major change in location.

As the season picks up starting Monday, June 27, Nancy will have just completed a three-year stint in prison, after surrendering to the Feds for the murder of Pilar Zuazo. Nancy is now on probation, and in of all places, opportunity-rich New York City. There, she’ll live out of a strictly monitored halfway house while attempting to restart the “family business” from scratch — as Andy, »

- Matt Webb Mitovich

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God of Clay and More Upcoming Horror Flicks at the Bigfoot Crest Theater

15 May 2011 11:52 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

We recently received a metric ton of updates about upcoming events at the Bigfoot Crest Theater in Los Angeles so strap in because there's a lot for you guys to check out - including what could be The Greatest Monster Of All Time!

The Bigfoot Crest is going to be putting on some very cool screenings over the next two months, including showings of Godzilla vs. The Sea Monster, The Thing, a new H.P. Lovecraft film (The Whisper in Darkness) and what wins the award of most unique looking new monster The God of Clay (see images below and know that somewhere The Foywonder is giving high fives to random strangers).

Check out all the details below, and see even more at the Bigfoot Crest website.

From the Press Release:

The historic Bigfoot Crest Theater in Westwood – recently hailed by Los Angeles Magazine as one of the best screens in »

- dougevil

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