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It all started with a cab ride, fittingly enough. That's where "Dr. Cabbie" star, producer and co-writer Vinay Virmani happened to meet a Toronto taxi driver who used to be a surgeon in his native India, giving the young actor the seed for the idea that would eventually become his follow-up to the 2011 hit "Breakaway."
Directed by Quebec filmmaker Jean-François Pouliot in his first English-language project, the film stars Virmani as Deepak, a recent Indian med-school grad who immigrates to Canada only to find out that his degree isn't recognized. Forced to get a job as a cabbie, but still looking to follow in his late father's footsteps and put his medical training to good use, Deepak begins running a mobile clinic out of the back of his taxi, quickly becoming something of local hero.
Rather than tackle a pair of serious social issues like immigration and healthcare via a straight-laced drama, »
- Rick Mele
Directed by Adam Kane
Aired September 15, 2014 on Syfy
While Bryan Fuller’s style may be a bit too quirky, macabre, or esoteric for some audiences, there’s no denying that the man knows how to give good pilot. The first episode of Wonderfalls was an endearing, fast-talking affair that gradually injected fantasy into early 20s/retail ennui. The first episode of Pushing Daisies was nothing less than a storybook brought to life, a vibrant spin on the matters of life, death, and what happens when the order of the two reverses. And the first episode of Hannibal was a visceral, otherworldly affair that made it clear from the outset it wasn’t your parents’ Hannibal Lecter.
That track record leads to a lot of high expectations for High Moon, even though unlike those previous shows the pilot is (likely) all there’s going to be. »
- Les Chappell
Ron doesn't see why Syfy's fun, good-looking sci-fi pilot, High Moon, didn't make it to series. There's plenty here to enjoy...
Once upon a time, you couldn't sneeze in the summer without hitting some sort of made-for-tv movie. Sometimes, they'd be specially made for the purpose of airing. Sometimes, they'd just be unused pilots that happened to be edited into a two-hour block to fill a little airtime. For every The Night Stalker, there was a Steel Magnolias, K-9 And Company, or a Riding With Death (which went on to fame via Mystery Science Theater 3000). In other words, the TV movie pilot doesn't always work out all that well. However, you have to give SyFy credit for trying to make something out of nothing with High Moon, the television pilot version of John Christopher's novel The Lotus Caves.
In the not-too-distant future, the moon has become the new »
Tonight, Americans have the choice between watching Dancing with the Stars, Monday Night Football, and … a SyFy movie with gay Russian spies on the moon. Curious? You’re not alone: SyFy executives thought the same thing of Bryan Fuller’s newest creation, High Moon. For four years, Fuller and the channel entered into an on-again, off-again relationship. At first it was a pilot, then a miniseries, then back to a pilot, then back to… you get the idea.
“ecause of how strange the development process was at the network, I don’t think anybody was surprised [that it wasn't made into a series],” Fuller said. “Right before we were ordered, »
- Kathryn Luttner
A sci-fi saga set in outer space produced by Bryan Fuller, the creator of Hannibal, Pushing Daisies and Wonderfalls? The idea sounded promising when SyFy ordered a 90-minute pilot for High Moon last summer, but alas, the finished product didn’t entice the network to send the show to series. Fuller’s fans and geeks of all stripes can judge for themselves when SyFy airs the pilot as a TV movie on Monday, Sept. 15, at 9 Pm.
- Jeff Jensen
Fiona may actually find love in the second season of About a Boy.
The Episodes and 24 alum will play Mr. Chris, Marcus’ charismatic, larger-than-life new English teacher who immediately has sparks with Fiona and has tension with Will.
About a Boy returns Oct. 14 at 9:30 p.m. on NBC. »
- Natalie Abrams
When last we talked about High Moon, an adaptation of John Christopher's novel The Lotus Caves by Bryan Fuller ("Hannibal"), it was being called a pilot; but now it seems to be just another in the network's long line of Original Movies.
High Moon, starring Jake Sandvig, Chris Diamantopoulos, Jonathan Tucker, and Charity Wakefield, tells of a group who arrive on the moon and realize they've got company... and they Don't come in peace!
The film airs on Monday, September 15th, at 9/8c on Syfy. Check out the trailer and a still below.
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- Debi Moore
The film, set to hit on September 19th, tells the story of an unemployed doctor turned cab driver becomes a local hero when he converts his taxi into a mobile clinic
We have a brand new song from the film! “Maula Mere” sung by Mustafa Zahid
Maula Mere from Dr. Cabbie is a post from: BollySpice
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- Stacey Yount
Fuller's adaptation never got picked up to series, but now Syfy is slated to show the 90-minute series premiere which has been repurposed as a TV movie that will air later this month. To tease the telemovie, the network has just posted the first five minutes of the pilot-turned-telemovie online at TV Line.
Jonathan Tucker, Jake Sandvig, Chris Diamantopoulos, and Charity Wakefield star in the series which is set on the Earth's moon which is now home to numerous mining colonies. Chaos erupts when a new life form is revealed.
Jim Danger Gray ("Hannibal," "Torchwood") wrote the script and Adam Kane ("Pushing Daisies") directed the work. Funnily enough this marks the second failed pilot of Fuller's to be turned into a telemovie event, »
- Garth Franklin
Ready for something out of this world?
Syfy, which earlier this year passed on Bryan Fuller’s High Moon pilot, is repackaging the 90-minute opener as a TV movie, and we’ve got an exclusive first look at the heart-stopping first four minutes.
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An adaptation of John Christopher’s 1969 young adult sci-fi novel The Lotus Caves, the project — penned by Jim Danger Gray (Pushing Daisies) — is set in a future in which the countries of Earth have established colonies to mine the moon’s resources. However, chaos erupts after a new life form is discovered. »
So the big Emmys don't air until next Sunday night and at Moviefone we will have, of course, full coverage. But last night the Creative Arts Emmys were handed out, for the people that are largely responsible for making these shows that you absolutely love -- you know, the behind-the-scenes talent tasked with conceptualizing and realizing your favorite programs. Oh -- and some guest actor and actresses awards were handed out, so there's that too!
In the Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series category Uzo Aduba took home the prize for "Orange is the New Black." Since we are, very shamefully, one of a handful of Americans who hasn't seen a single second of "Orange in the New Black," this doesn't mean a whole lot to us, but we are very happy for her! (We promise, we'll watch soon.) For the Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series, the »
- Drew Taylor
The first round of 2014 Emmy Awards were handed out at the Creative Arts Emmys ceremony on Saturday (August 16) night at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. The ceremony, which precedes the Monday, August 25 Primetime Emmy Awards telecast, offered signs of hope for a number of drama and comedy hopefuls. Netflix's "Orange Is The New Black," for example, won Emmys for editing, series casting and for Uzo Aduba, who is considered a guest actress for the purposes of these awards. No other comedy series was able to build any other momentum going into next week's show, with "The Big Bang Bang Theory," "Nurse Jackie," "How I Met Your Mother" and "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" grabbing isolated tech prizes and Jimmy Fallon winning the Guest Actor in a Comedy Series award for the second time in three years for his "Saturday Night Live" hosting duties. The two guest acting awards on the drama side »
- Daniel Fienberg
Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series
Outstanding Hairstyling For A Single-Camera Series
Francesca Paris, Department Head Hairstylist
Lisa Dellechiaie, Key Hairstylist
Therese Ducey, Key Hairstylist
(Winner) “Downton Abbey”
Magi Vaughan, Department Head Hairstylist
Adam James Phillips, Key Hairstylist
Kevin Alexander, Department Head Hairstylist
Candice Banks, Key Hairstylist
Rosalia Culora, Hairstylist
Gary Machin, Hairstylist
Nicola Mount, Hairstylist
Theraesa Rivers, Department Head Hairstylist
Arturo Rojas, Key Hairstylist
Valerie Jackson, Hairstylist
Ai Nakata, Hairstylist
Colleen Labaff, Department Head Hairstylist
Kimberley Spiteri, Co-Department Head Hairstylist
Outstanding Hairstyling For A Multi-Camera Series Or Special
Mary Guerrero, Department Head Hairstylist
Kimi Messina, »
- Variety Staff
This year, the TV academy split the Voice-Over category, which it introduced back in 1992, into two separate awards: Best Narrator and Best Character Voice-Over Performance. Narration has tended to take a back seat to the showier work done by performers giving voice to characters on some of TV's most popular animated series. Below, we take a look at the talent contending for this new prize for voice-over performance. The nominees include three past winners of the combined category, two rookies and veteran voice artist Harry Shearer, who has never taken home an Emmy. -Break- Join the red-hot discussion about the Emmys going on right now in our fiery forums Chris Diamantopoulos as Mickey Mouse in "Mickey Mouse"(Disney Channel) in this reboot of the classic shorts, Chris Diamantopoulos becomes the most recent actor to tackle the iconic role of Mickey Mouse. He does a great job imitating the iconic voice of Mickey. »
We’re less than two weeks away from the start of Guillermo del Toro’s The Strain, a new TV series based on del toro’s novel and comic book series of the same name. We’ll have a number of special features headed your way over the next month and we start things off with Drew Nelson, who plays Matt Sayles on the series. Continue reading to learn about Drew’s experience working with Guillermo del Toro, his favorite moment on set, and what we can expect from his character:
My pleasure! Pans Labyrinth put Guillermo on the map for me. That film, hands down, blew me away. His ability to create such mystical, dark worlds and his »
- Jonathan James
24: Live Another Day: Sky1, 9pm
Time is running out when the override device is used to trigger an international incident. Jack (Kiefer Sutherland) leads Kate (Yvonne Strahovski) and Mark (Tate Donovan) on a mission to locate their target.
David Boreanaz is behind the camera this week to direct the season finale of the American crime drama.
Booth (Boreanaz) and Brennan (Emily Deschanel) visit an exclusive private school to investigate the death of a Venezuelan ambassador's son, found hanging from a tree.
The season finale kicks off as interest in The Opposite of Us intensifies when the script becomes the subject of a bidding war. As a result, Beverly (Tamsin Greig) struggles to keep Sean (Stephen Mangan) focused on returning to London. »
Youngers: E4, 7.30pm
The series finale of the comedy drama airs tonight, and at the opening party for Benny's studio, The Bad Breeds, Bangs and Youngers are due to perform. However Mar-Lon (Moses Gomez Santos) and Jay (Calvin Demba) put each other at risk when they compete for Davina's (Shavani Seth) affections.
24: Live Another Day: Sky1, 9pm
Jack and Kate (Yvonne Strahovski) then pursue crucial leads in an attempt to gain the upper hand over the enemy.
Meanwhile, Matt »
The Art of the Steal, 2014
Directed by Jonathan Sobol.
Crunch Calhoun, a semi-reformed art thief, agrees to get his old gang back together to pull off one last heist.
Honour amongst thieves? Trust within a family? Not bloody likely. At least not if your name is Calhoun. Jonathan Sobol’s heist caper has lofty aspirations indeed, but ultimately this falls short of its peers. Big white typeface, natty nicknames and an upbeat jazzy score can work well, but we’ve seen the likes of Clooney, Pitt and Soderbergh do this better already. Confidence tricks only work for an audience when they can understand and appreciate the reveal. Here, it is not so obvious and woe betide the viewer that doesn’t give this effort their full attention. If you’re guilty of this, then you may not »
- Steve Leadbetter
I love a good heist (or caper) movie, of course as do many others out there, just look at the success of the “Oceans” franchise and the recent Now You See Me but my love does not end at the mainstream, I really love discovering hidden gems of the genre – films like Flypaper, How to Rob a Bank and The Perfect Score – so when I saw The Art of the Steal pop up on Amazon.com I knew it was a film I had to check out. Even more so considering it stars the legend that is Kurt Russell alongside the always awesome Jay Baruchel. So, thinking this is the type of under-the-radar flick that I’d dig (and that wouldn’t see the light of day »
- Phil Wheat
The stakes are always high in a con caper where the final revelation can either pay off handsomely, or leave everyone feeling cheated. In this case, Kurt Russell and Matt Dillon are short-changed by a script with a clever denouement that comes at the expense of the rest of the action, which is so self-consciously cool and vacuous, it's practically freeze-dried.
Russell provides the one heartfelt performance as Crunch Calhoun, the wheelman in a heist (badly) organised with half-brother Nicky (Matt Dillon), a too-slick grifter who lands Crunch in a Polish prison to save his own skin when the scam goes pear-shaped. Writer/director Jonathan Sobol cuts to chase straight away, showing off a flair for action while speedily looping around the gaps in logic. Occasionally he'll freeze the »
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