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Hannibal Ep 2.07 “Yakimono” touched with moments of crazed inspiration

12 April 2014 7:35 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Hannibal Season 2, Episode 7 “Yakimono”

Directed by Michael Rymer

Written by Steven Lightfoot

Airs Thursdays at 10pm Et on NBC

We knew it wouldn’t be long before Frederick Chilton was a goner for several reasons, but one can’t help but think it came a little too soon. Not only has Raúl Esparza provided the series with some much needed dark humour and a superb performance, but his character has a prominent and important role in both Thomas Harris’s novels and in their cinematic adaptations. That said, this is an adaption and a very different medium, and so Fuller is wise in deviating away from the original source material. Nobody needs a page by page, word by word, reenactment of the books; so while Fuller is using Harris’s novels as inspiration, this is his baby, and based on the week to week quality of the show, we shouldn’t complain. »

- Ricky da Conceição

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The Week in Spandex - Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Amazing Spider-Man 2, Batman vs. Superman, Gotham, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and more

30 March 2014 11:02 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Our weekly round up of all the latest stories from the world of screen superheroes, including Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy, Ant-Man, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Big Hero 6, X-Men: Days of Future Past, X-Force, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Batman vs. Superman, Catwoman, Gotham, Son of Batman, Arrow, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and more...

Marvel Studios may have started rolling out its latest Phase Two offering in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, but it was Avengers: Age of Ultron that grabbed most of the Cinematic Universe headlines this week as principal photography on Joss Whedon's hotly-anticipated sequel got underway in Italy (doubling for Serbia). The shoot revolved around a big action sequence, with Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) and Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) battling a load of guys in mocap suits, as well as a stand in for James Spader's Ultron. »

- Gary Collinson

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Hannibal: Season Two Ratings

29 March 2014 2:18 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Last season, NBC renewed Hannibal for a second season -- despite poor ratings. This time around, it's on Friday nights. Will the ratings be good enough for it to be renewed for a third season or, will it be cancelled instead. Stay tuned to find out.

Based on the Red Dragon novel by Thomas Harris, Hannibal revolves around the early relationship between FBI investigator Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) and Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen), a forensic psychiatrist who becomes an infamous cannibalistic serial killer. Others in the cast of this thriller series include Caroline Dhavernas, Hettienne Park, Laurence Fishburne, Scott Thompson, and Aaron Abrams.

The ratings are typically the best indication of a show's likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly the 18-49 demo), the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available »

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Five Strange Addictions in Genre Television

24 March 2014 2:00 PM, PDT | FEARnet | See recent FEARnet news »

You don’t need to consult the statistics, watch re-runs of Breaking Bad (or a cheesy Lifetime special) or tune into Sally-Jessie (or any barrel-bottom-scraping talk show) to know that addiction is one of the most destructive real-life horrors a person is likely to confront.  And within the realm of genre television, addiction can be even deadlier. Listed below are five characters whose addictive personalities got them in all kinds of trouble: pillaging, alien child snatchers, train massacres, apocalyptic phases and cannibalistic fine dining. Not even cognitive behavioral therapy could help these guys....

Willow Rosenberg in Buffy The Vampire Slayer – (black magic)

“Bored now,” – Willow Rosenberg

It’s no easy feat kicking every square inch of vampire slayer Buffy Summer’s ass. The cutesy  superheroine you’ve shadowed for five consecutive seasons of Joss Whedon’s pop cultural phenomenon Buffy The Vampire Slayer did. Mainlining some seriously bad-ass black magic »

- Alan Kelly

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Hannibal Season 2 - Episode 1 Review

6 March 2014 2:34 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Thomas Harris reviews the first episode of Hannibal Season 2...

 The second-season premiere of Hannibal opens big. Shockingly big. In fact, it would work as a season finale. A brawl between Mads Mikkelsen’s psychopathic Hannibal Lecter and Laurence Fishburne’s Jack Crawford. It’s been a long time coming but the manner in which it is pulled of is as audacious and brutal as anything we have been subject to over season one. Lecter fights as if trained in combat, Crawford, a bulking machine. From there, the episode flourishes.

Even when it slips into what it has down so well for the past year, it glistens with a bloody sense of originality. Hugh Dancy’s Will Graham is now behind bars, framed for crimes committed by Lecter yet Graham is aware that it is Lecter that is the darkness that haunts him. This allows for a playful change in tone. »

- Gary Collinson

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Hannibal: 10 Greatest ‘Holy Sh*t!’ Moments So Far

4 March 2014 7:06 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

The best television dramas are unforgiving toward their audience. Why else would we be so inclined toward Breaking Bad instead of CSI? No show has ever been memorable by keeping its audience comfortable – even allegedly “feel-good shows”, like Doctor Who, have to throw in dark and unforgiving drama in order to maintain a compelling narrative.

Hannibal is no exception to this rule – in fact, it’s a textbook example! This modern serial killer laden drama is dark and full of terrors – ‘Holy Sh*t!’ moments that range from subtly chilling to outright nightmare-inducing are peppered throughout its season and one episode run (as of this writing).

To celebrate Hannibal’s triumphant return last week, I have compiled 10 Great ‘Holy Sh*t!’ moments from the first season of Hannibal. Enjoy!

If you can think of a moment that knocked you off your couch from either drama or pure shock value, let »

- Robert Tiemstra

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Hannibal 2.01 Review: “Kaiseki”

1 March 2014 8:13 AM, PST | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

For those who had the misfortune of missing the first season of Hannibal last year (and there were many, based on the low ratings), NBC has done a huge service for television by giving Bryan Fuller at least thirteen more episodes of his prequel adaptation of Thomas Harris’ novel, Red Dragon. Not only was Hannibal the best new [&hellip

Hannibal 2.01 Review: “Kaiseki” »

- Sean Colletti

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Hannibal Season Premiere Review: “Kaiseki” (Season 2, Episode 1)

28 February 2014 7:40 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Welcome back, Fannibals! It’s been a long wait, but Bryan Fuller’s incredible, dark and beautifully haunting take on Dr. Lecter has finally returned, and if the premiere episode is any indication, we’re in for one hell of a season of Hannibal.

After a long hiatus, Fuller knows exactly how to kick things off with a bang. The episode opens with a brutal brawl between Lecter (played brilliantly by Mads Mikkelsen) and Jack Crawford (an equally impressive Laurence Fishburne), creating an immediate sense of urgency that gets the show’s blood pumping (and spewing) without wasting any time.

The fight is skillfully shot, and has a sort of dream-like quality to it. Everything happens in a bit of a haze, partially because the scene is jarringly out of context in relation to where we last left off. Hannibal may be a serial killer, but Crawford’s no schlep, »

- James Garcia

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Seitz on Hannibal Season 2: I Can’t Get This Show Out of My Head

28 February 2014 10:10 AM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

“I can’t get you out of my head.” That’s what FBI profiler Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) tells people-eating psychiatrist Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen) in the season-two premiere of Hannibal. If TV shows could exist like people, I would say the same thing to this NBC series while backing away slowly: I can’t get you out of my head. At which point the series might reply, in Mikkelsen’s honeyed aperitif of a voice, “Why don’t we sit down and have dinner and discuss it? I made you something special.”Drawn from the fiction of Thomas Harris, this brooding drama from Bryan Fuller (Pushing Daisies) seemed a bad idea on paper—especially if, like me, you found the Howard Roark–like Hannibal the Cannibal more tiresome with each book and movie sequel and the Diabolical Serial Killer genre intellectually and aesthetically bankrupt, with a few exceptions. But in practice, »

- Matt Zoller Seitz

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Hannibal Season 2: Can Will Beat Hannibal At His Own Game?

28 February 2014 9:06 AM, PST | TVGuide - Breaking News | See recent TVGuide - Breaking News news »

It all started with a regurgitated ear. 

As Hannibal proved again and again in its first season, it's more capable than almost any other TV show of taking horrifying, gruesome images and turning them into something beautiful and interesting. In the case of the ear, that stomach-turning moment became much more powerful when Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen) was revealed to be using it (and a serious case of encephalitis) to frame FBI profiler Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) for the series of murders Hannibal committed over the course of the first season. 

Winter Preview: Get scoop on your favorite returning shows

Unfortunately for Will, he put together the pieces too slowly and, in a great reversal from the Thomas Harris books and the films they inspired, took Hannibal's place on the other side of the prison bars at the Baltimore Hospital for the Criminally Insane. As Season 2 begins...

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- Adam Bryant

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Hannibal Season 2: Can Will Beat Hannibal At His Own Game?

28 February 2014 9:06 AM, PST | TVGuide.com - Features | See recent TVGuide - Features news »

It all started with a regurgitated ear. 

As Hannibal proved again and again in its first season, it's more capable than almost any other TV show of taking horrifying, gruesome images and turning them into something beautiful and interesting. In the case of the ear, that stomach-turning moment became much more powerful when Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen) was revealed to be using it (and a serious case of encephalitis) to frame FBI profiler Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) for the series of murders Hannibal committed over the course of the first season. 

Winter Preview: Get scoop on your favorite returning shows

Unfortunately for Will, he put together the pieces too slowly and, in a great reversal from the Thomas Harris books and the films they inspired, took Hannibal's place on the other side of the prison bars at the Baltimore Hospital for the Criminally Insane. As Season 2 begins...

Read »

- Adam Bryant

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Review: NBC's 'Hannibal' serves up delicious second course

27 February 2014 11:32 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The easiest way to appreciate the greatness of NBC's "Hannibal," which begins its second season tomorrow night at 10, is to look at almost any of the other serial killer dramas that are littering primetime, from CBS' unkillable "Criminal Minds" to Fox's moronic "The Following" to A&E's upcoming Chloe Sevigny-waster "Those Who Kill." There are too many of these shows, and almost all of them get off on the same fetishized scenes of bound-and-gagged victims whimpering while their leering abductor prepares to do something horrible to them, and almost all of them feature heroes who often seem too stupid to function, the better to allow their cackling opponents free rein. HBO's brilliant "True Detective" has managed to sidestep most of these sick, tired landmines by focusing almost entirely on its two heroes and what motivates them, avoiding graphic imagery whenever possible, and leaving its killer as an unseen bogeyman »

- Alan Sepinwall

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'Hannibal' Showrunner Bryan Fuller Talks Starting Season Two With a Shocking Fight Scene and Whether We'll Ever Get to See Clarice Starling

27 February 2014 8:29 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

"Hannibal" returns for its sophomore season this Friday, February 28th at 10pm on NBC, and its opening moments (teased online earlier this week) already have the legions of Fannibals begging for more. That vicious fight between Jack Crawford (Laurence Fishburne) and Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen) is the perfect way to introduce the critically acclaimed show's return to primetime television.Early episodes in the new season show more of the same gritty gore, psychological terror and cat-and-mouse games between Lecter and the now under suspicion Special Agent Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) that made the first year of the show so delectable, but it's the presence of a new character (Michael Pitt's Mason Verger) that makes this second course so intriguing. Indiewire sat down with showrunner Bryan Fuller to get the scoop on what to expect from the show's new season and to speculate on where Thomas Harris might be hiding out. »

- Scott Neumyer

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'Hannibal' Showrunner Bryan Fuller Talks Starting Season Two With a Shocking Fight Scene and Whether We'll Ever Get to See Clarice Starling

27 February 2014 8:29 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

"Hannibal" returns for its sophomore season this Friday, February 28th at 10pm on NBC, and its opening moments (teased online earlier this week) already have the legions of Fannibals begging for more. That vicious fight between Jack Crawford (Laurence Fishburne) and Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen) is the perfect way to introduce the critically acclaimed show's return to primetime television.Early episodes in the new season show more of the same gritty gore, psychological terror and cat-and-mouse games between Lecter and the now under suspicion Special Agent Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) that made the first year of the show so delectable, but it's the presence of a new character (Michael Pitt's Mason Verger) that makes this second course so intriguing. Indiewire sat down with showrunner Bryan Fuller to get the scoop on what to expect from the show's new season and to speculate on where Thomas Harris might be hiding out. »

- Scott Neumyer

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Hannibal Season 2: 6 Things That Will Happen Next

27 February 2014 6:17 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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Predicting what will happen in a series called ‘Hannibal’ almost seems like a futile exercise. We’ve all seen Red Dragon, Silence of the Lambs and Hannibal.  Some of us may have even read the Thomas Harris novels.

One of the things the Bryan Fuller television series pulled off so well though was making Hannibal Lecter almost seem new to us. The preconceptions were there for us all, we knew that Hannibal was a cannibal, and this was teased throughout early episodes with some gloriously edited moments. What was fun as viewers was learning about Hannibal Lecter’s early relationship with Will Graham (ably played by Hugh Dancy) and also learning more about Will himself.

For most of us, our only exposure to FBI Profiler Graham was from Edward Norton’s comparatively vanilla portrayal in Red Dragon. The Will Graham we got in Season One of Hannibal was a »

- John Howard

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Jason Momoa Travels Sundance’s “Red Road” Plus the Return of “Vikings” and “Portlandia”

27 February 2014 4:58 AM, PST | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

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The Arsenio Hall Show has been renewed for a second season.

Justin Hartley has joined the cast of the ABC comedy pilot Damaged Goods. The pilot, from Awkward. creator Lauren Iungerich, is a relationship comedy about two damaged men and two damaged women with Hartley playing a man who can’t handle his girlfriend getting the promotion he was pursuing. I think I prefer to see him playing a guy who is dating an tech billionaire with a vengeful pal.

In a sadly unsurprising development, the Biography channel is revamping into Fyi Network, which will feature upscale lifestyle programming.

Empire, the hip-hop drama pilot from Lee Daniels and Danny Strong, added to its cast Person of Interest alum Taraji P. Henson. She’ll play the wife of the drama’s music mogul, a woman who has done prison time for selling drugs to keep her husband’s music label »

- Lyle Masaki

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TV Review: ‘Hannibal’

26 February 2014 7:00 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Like “Dracula,” which it replaces on NBC, “Hannibal’s” stay of execution stems largely from international largesse, and Yanks with an appetite for this meticulously crafted series are the Stateside beneficiaries. Still hamstrung, in part, by its place in Thomas Harris’ dense, frequently adapted universe, the series functions best on narrow terrain, as a psychological game of cat and mouse — or really, cats and mice — with a suave killer operating under the noses of his eventual captors. Bryan Fuller’s delicate rendering contains enough beautiful images and unexpected moments to operate a little longer, but this little lamb is perched on rickety legs.

The events of last season have left the tables rather awkwardly turned, with haunted profiler Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) under suspicion of murder, and Dr. Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen) consulting to FBI honcho Jack Crawford (Lawrence Fishburne), while plying him with epicurean delights.

Graham, meanwhile, doesn’t trust Lecter, »

- Brian Lowry

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Watch Hannibal Season 2′s Opening Scene

24 February 2014 6:32 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

If you’ve been looking forward to the start of Hannibal Season 2 premiere, this new clip should set your excitement through the roof: “In a scene from the Season 2 premiere, Hannibal and Jack Crawford fight to the finish”.

“NBC has announced it will premiere the 13-episode second season of the critically acclaimed drama “Hannibal” at 10 p.m. (Et/Pt) Friday, Feb. 28 following “Grimm” after the previously-announced conclusion of the 10-episode run of “Dracula.”

From creator Bryan Fuller, “Hannibal” stars Mads Mikkelsen as brilliant psychiatrist Dr. Hannibal Lector, who is working with the FBI and gifted criminal profiler Will Graham, played by Hugh Dancy, to look into the mind of serial killers. Based on Thomas Harris’ best-selling novels, this series is the prequel to the story that began with the feature films “Red Dragon” and “Silence of the Lambs.” The series also stars Laurence Fishburne as Jack Crawford, the head of »

- Jonathan James

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Watch 4 Clips from the Hannibal Season 2 Premiere Episode

21 February 2014 4:21 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Hannibal returns with the first of thirteen new episodes one week from today and we have four brand new clips from the Season 2 premiere.

“NBC has announced it will premiere the 13-episode second season of the critically acclaimed drama “Hannibal” at 10 p.m. (Et/Pt) Friday, Feb. 28 following “Grimm” after the previously-announced conclusion of the 10-episode run of “Dracula.”

From creator Bryan Fuller, “Hannibal” stars Mads Mikkelsen as brilliant psychiatrist Dr. Hannibal Lector, who is working with the FBI and gifted criminal profiler Will Graham, played by Hugh Dancy, to look into the mind of serial killers. Based on Thomas Harris’ best-selling novels, this series is the prequel to the story that began with the feature films “Red Dragon” and “Silence of the Lambs.”

The series also stars Laurence Fishburne as Jack Crawford, the head of the FBI’s Behavioral Science Unit. Caroline Dhavernas and Hettienne Park also co-star.”

Hannibal »

- Jonathan James

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Video: Cinematographer Dante Spinotti on Shooting Michael Mann’s ‘Manhunter’

12 February 2014 10:08 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

In 1986, Mann was the first to bring Thomas Harris’s character of Hannibal Lecter to the screen with Manhunter, and his adaptation of the novel Red Dragon, is a disturbing examination of voyeurism. Writer/director Michael Mann’s measured approach pays off in spades. Manhunter is a clever race-against-time flick, in which the ticking of the clock is measured in Will’s attempt to retain his own sanity as he forces himself to think more and more like his quarry. Mann lays on the style thick with contrasting colour schemes to the seemingly contrary actions of his central characters, and cinematographer Dante Spinotti employs specific colours to emphasize emotional and jointed parallels. Mann and Spinotti deftly employ colour to heighten mood resulting in creating tension and uncertainty in the unlikeliest of settings. Graham is mostly shot in minimalist hues of blues and blacks contrasting sharply with the Lector’s clinical »

- Ricky

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