8 items from 2010
Tonight, the CBS hit series Criminal Minds once again loses an original cast member, Aj Cook (Jennifer Jareau). The loss of cast members is not a new experience to fans of the show – as series lead Mandy Patinkin (Jason Gideon) and co-star Lola Glaudini (Elle Greenaway) have both previously departed from the series.
However, this time is different.
While Patinkin left Criminal Minds because he grew tired of the amount of violence in the series and Glaudini left to return to her home on the East Coast, Cook was unceremoniously fired. For some reason, “the powers that be” deemed Cook’s character to be expendable. Even though thousands of fans wrote CBS, ABC Studios (the production company), and signed petitions – there was nothing that could be done. Aj Cook…
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- Anthony Ocasio
I’ve always found tasers to be hilarious. It probably has something to do with the fact that my best friend bought me one for my sixteenth birthday (as a self-defense aid, he said). Then again, it’s probably also funny because I’ve never been tasered. Unfortunately, Jack Bailey is not so lucky.
Things don’t get off to a good start when Dan starts licking the taser. Apparently he’s not fond of them. Jack is therefore grateful when all they have to investigate is a pair of stolen bikes, which should require no force whatsoever. That is, until we realize the guy whom the bikes were stolen from owes money to his bookie…and that’s where the bikes went. Of course, Dan and Jack don’t know that. They discover, however, that the bikes have Gps trackers on them and follow the trackers directly to said bookie. »
- Brittany Frederick
If you had to pull two in film right now, low budget horror films and Philip Seymour Hoffman could be pretty accurate. That brings us to the trailers that just hit the web, Jack Goes Boating and The Last Exorcism. We’ll start with the latter. Obviously since the success of Paranormal Activity, studios are looking for the next great rural looking horror film, and in honesty I think The Last Exorcism (which was produced by Hostel director Eli Roth) could be it. The story has a priest agreeing to do an exorcism in the midst of a documentary crew, and everything (obviously) goes wrong. The trailer does bring some good horror and while it’s too early to tell, I think it’ll be a smash hit.
Jack Goes Boating on the other hand is Hoffman’s directorial debut which premiered earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival. »
- CJ Simonson
A new episode of NBC's summer mini-series, Persons Unknown, will be airing on June 21 and we have a promo and a short synopsis for you below.
Michael also posted a recap for last night's episode (which you can read here). Are you all liking the show? It's pretty cool. I love a good murder mystery, especially one that plans on revealing the answers shortly (unlike say…Lost…ahem).
A Chance To Escape Leads To Toxic Feelings
After a week of escape attempts end in failure, tension begins to grow within the group. When a helicopter appears above the hostages, they are hopeful that help has arrived, but the craft only hovers long enough to drop a mysterious box. Meanwhile, San Francisco reporter Renbe (Gerald Kyd) puts himself back on the case of Janet’s (Daisy Betts) disappearance, despite warnings to stop his investigation.
It may not have premiered to big ratings, but I really liked the pilot episode of Persons Unknown last night (read Michael's review here). The atmosphere of the show is tense, the characters are intriguing and the plot is mysterious enough to keep my attention. I can't wait to see the whole thing play out.
A new episode will be airing on June 14 and NBC has released a short promo and a synopsis for the episode.
Attempts To Escape
While the group attempts to understand why they were kidnapped, Moira (Tina Holmes) painfully removes the implant device that has been embedded in each person's thigh. Elsewhere, trying to escape back to their normal lives, Joe (Jason Wiles) and McNair (Chadwick Boseman) carefully test the limits of the invisible fence.
Chicago – Written by the man who gave the world Keyser Soze in his Oscar-winning script for “The Usual Suspects,” NBC’s “Persons Unknown” is a summer mystery mini-series not unlike last year’s “Harper’s Island” or a mini-“Lost” in that the team behind it want people talking about the questions of the show over summer barbecues. NBC is in such dire straits and the show is just flawed enough that it’s hard to believe that “Persons Unknown” will become a phenomenon but it is likely to be a satisfying cult hit for those who seek it out.
Television Rating: 3.5/5.0
It’s very difficult to judge a mystery series on the basis of one episode, but the set-up for “Persons Unknown” is undeniably intriguing. A small group of seemingly very different people wake up in an old-fashioned hotel. They have no memory of how they got there and »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
NBC's new 13 episode mini-series, Persons Unknown, will be premiering on June 7 at 10:00 p.m. We previously posted a promo for this new summer series and now NBC has released four sneak peeks, which we have for you below.
From Academy Award-winning writer Christopher McQuarrie (“The Usual Suspects”), who is executive-producing with Heather McQuarrie, and executive producer Rémi Aubuchon, comes “Persons Unknown,” a one-hour mystery drama in which a group of seven strangers must come together to solve the puzzle of their lives. All of the seven strangers have been taken from their everyday lives and have arrived in a deserted town with no recollection of how they got there.
The eclectic group of strangers are Charlie Morse (Alan Ruck, “Spin City”), Janet Cooper (Daisy Betts, “Shutter”), Joe Tucker (Jason Wiles, “Third Watch”), Bill Blackham (Sean O’Bryan, “Six Feet Under”), Moira Doherty (Tina Holmes, “Six Feet Under”), Sergeant Graham McNair (Chadwick Boseman, »
NBC is pulling a sort of CBS this summer with its new mini-series "Persons Unknown". Last year CBS aired the 13 episode "Harper's Island", which I actually liked and now NBC will be filling up the summer with a 13 episode mini-season about a group of people who are all being held hostage in a deserted town. Persons Unknown is set to premiere on June 7 at 10:00 p.m. Est.
NBC has released a promo for this new mini-series, which we have for you below, along with a short description about the show.
From Academy Award-winning writer Christopher McQuarrie (“The Usual Suspects”), who is executive-producing with Heather McQuarrie, and executive producer Rémi Aubuchon, comes “Persons Unknown,” a one-hour mystery drama in which a group of seven strangers must come together to solve the puzzle of their lives. All of the seven strangers have been taken from their everyday lives and have arrived »
8 items from 2010
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