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Because some men aren't looking for anything logical, like money. They can't be bought, bullied, reasoned, or negotiated with. Some men just want to watch the world burn. In this case, The Joker (portrayed by Heath Ledger) just wanted to watch Lau (portrayed by Chin Han) burn. We last saw Lau sitting on top of the money. He had on a straitjacket and several times The Joker taunts him while he chats with The Chechen (portrayed by Ritchie Coster). Below, is an unused shot from Chris Nolan's masterpiece, The Dark Knight. It depicts Lau's fiery off-screen death. The Dark Knight (2008) reunites director Christopher Nolan ("The Prestige") with star Christian Bale ("Empire of the Sun"), who returns to continue Batman’s war on crime. With the help of Lieutenant Jim Gordon (Gary Oldman) and District Attorney Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart), Batman sets out to destroy organized crime in Gotham for good. »
Millennium Entertainment's CEO Bill Lee announced today that the company has acquired all U.S. rights to James Mottern's (Trucker) crime-thriller God Only Knows starring Ben Barnes (The Chronicles of Narnia, The Words), Leighton Meester (Gossip Girl, The Judge), Harvey Keitel (Reservoir Dogs, Bad Lieutenant), Toby Jones (The Hunger Games), Kenny Wormald (Footloose), and Slaine (The Town). Written by Emilio Mauro (the upcoming Fox series The Middleman executive produced by Ben Affleck), God Only Knows was produced by Matthew E. Chausse and was shot in Rhode Island and Boston last fall.
Ben Barnes plays Nick, an ambitious young man running with the Boston crime syndicate. Once on the inside he realizes that the glory days of the Mafia are long gone. Behind his boss's (Keitel) back he decides to strike out on his own and expand the business. Seemingly on top of the world with more money than »
The season premiere of Law & Order's fourteenth season, Bodies, constituted a departure from prior episodes. Cryptic markings on a dead body are matched to similar markings found on a victim in Brooklyn five years before, and then to more bodies, all of which leads Detectives Briscoe (Jerry Orbach) and Green (Jesse L. Martin) to conclude there is a serial killer at work in New York City. The killer—a psychopathic taxi driver named Mark Bruner (played by guest star Ritchie Coster)—is apprehended relatively quickly. Briscoe and Green take no actions in pursuit of the killer that fans of the show haven't seen a thousand times before: they canvass, retrace the steps of the victim, happen upon a nightclub waitress with a keen eye for creepy patrons, and finally follow a hunch that leads them to Bruner's apartment. It's not the pursuit and capture that provide the climax of the episode, »
- Spencer Short
‘The Blacklist” has been full of pleasant surprises for NBC this year. One of the most unexpected aspects of the Sony Pictures TV drama — the freshman success story of the season by any measure — is how much the series has been able to do with guest stars in the villain-of-the-week slot.
The show’s conceit demands a strong presence in each episode for a guest actor. James Spader’s Raymond “Red” Reddington is a master criminal now helping the FBI catch crooks — although to what end is part of a larger storyline that drives the show.
“Blacklist” blends the mystery that envelopes its main characters with a specific puzzle for Red and his youthful FBI liaison, Liz, played by Megan Boone, to solve each week. Red’s long career as “the concierge of crime” has seen him tangle with all manner of high-level bad guys and gals, some with exotic aliases such as the Stewmaker, »
- Cynthia Littleton
The show follows follows three women: deputy district attorney Rachel Knight (Stiles), Lapd detective Bailey Keller (Elisabeth Rohm) and prosecutor Toni Lacollette (Rose Rollins) -- each of whom end up embroiled in the same cases. [Source: The Live Feed]
Virginia Madsen ("Sideways"), Ritchie Coster ("Luck") and Yul Vazquez ("Magic City") have joined NBC's drama pilot "Babylon Fields". The story centers on the dead rising again in Babylon, N.Y., where lives are regained, old wounds are reopened and families are restored -- for better or worse.
Madsen and Coster will play the parents of Cdc scientist Thomas (Kyle Schmid) who want him to stay in town. Vazquez will portray the town's chief of police. [Source: The Live Feed]
- Garth Franklin
Virginia Madsen is set to co-star opposite Meagan Good and Kyle Schmid in NBC drama pilot Babylon Fields, from Michael Cuesta, Gerald Cuesta and Michael Atkinson. The 20th TV-produced project, originally developed and piloted at CBS seven years ago, is about a town’s residents coming back from the dead. Madsen will play Rhonda Wunch, Cdc scientist Thomas Wunch’s (Schmid) mother who is close to her son and wants him to stay home in Babylon. Rounding out the pilot’s regular cast are Ritchie Coster as Ernie Wunch, Thomas’ father and Rhonda’s husband, a former cop who most people thought ran away to Daytona; and Yul Vazquez as Chief of Police Matt Conte. Madsen, repped by UTA and Untitled, has recurred on Lifetime’s Witches Of East End. Coster is with Gersh and Glenn Daniels Arts Management; Vazquez is managed by Untitled. »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
Sideways Oscar nominee Virginia Madsen is booking a trip to Babylon Fields. The actress -- along with Luck's Ritchie Coster and Magic City's Yul Vazquez -- have joined NBC's Meagan Good drama pilot, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Photos: Faces of Pilot Season 2014 The drama, from Gerald Cuesta, centers on the dead rising again in Babylon, N.Y., where lives are regained, old wounds are reopened and families are restored -- for better or worse. The newly regenerated bodies are healing faster and growing stronger, prompting discussion that this might be the next step in human evolution. Deception's Good stars as Janine
- Lesley Goldberg
7 items from 2014
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