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"Doctor Who" and "The God Complex:" A Study in Fear (A Television Review)

24 September 2011 4:00 AM, PDT | 28 Days Later Analysis | See recent 28 Days Later Analysis news »

Director: Nick Hurran.

Writer: Toby Whithouse.

Cast: Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, and Arthur Darvill.

Just what kind of god feeds on emotion? Plenty of deities from ancient times thrive on faith to empower them, but in "Doctor Who," it gets a fun house of terror approach in exploring the power of fear and in revealing hell bent forces seeking to sup' it up. The horror can manifest from a simple fear of ventriloquist dummies to dealing with the opposite sex.

But that's not what this episode is about; Faith is actually explored, and this is the reason why the episode is titled, “The God Complex." In a television show like "Doctor Who" that easily blends various genres into quirky tales, to get a fright at least once per Doctor episode is almost a given. One exceptional episode, "Blink," was brilliantly penned by Steven Moffat and wonderfully executed by director Hettie Macdonald »

- noreply@blogger.com (Ed Sum)

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"Doctor Who" Recap: Oh, My God Complex!

18 September 2011 10:16 AM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Well, that was a bizarre Doctor Who. Last week in my recap I was all, "I'd really like for Amy to stop waiting." And this week, the Doctor is like, "Amy, it's time to stop waiting." Last week in my recap I was all, "I think I'm ready for some new companions." And this week, the Doctor drops off Rory and Amy at home, which is going to send him in search of a new companion. Right? I mean, I don't want to scare you or anything, but I guess I'm omnipotent.

How shall I exercise my new-found superpower? Ah, yes — It's time for the Doctor to have a gay companion!

"An ancient creature drenched in the blood of an innocent. Drifting through space in an endless, shifting maze. For such a creature, death would be a gift. They'd accept it. And sleep well."

First things first, Toby Whithouse delivered a a really solid script, »

- Heather Hogan

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Doctor Who Review, Series 6, Episode 11: ‘The God Complex’

17 September 2011 9:38 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Doctor Who Review, Series 6, Episode 11: “The God Complex”

Written by Toby Whithouse

Directed by Nick Hurran

Airs Saturdays at 9pm (Et) on BBC America

This week, on Doctor Who: the Tardis crew check in to a creepy hotel and have trouble checking out and the Doctor makes a decision

This week, Doctor Who embraces high concept storytelling and, for the most part, it succeeds. It is a definite improvement over “Night Terrors”, but a few missteps towards the end of the episode stop it from reaching the heights of “The Girl Who Waited”. The concept is a great one- the Doctor, Amy, and Rory get lost in a labyrinthine hotel and are confronted with their fears. Throw in some strong references to Classic Who (“The Horns of Nimon” and “The Curse of Fenric” most specifically), the creepiest clown since “Greatest Show in the Galaxy”, and a few red shirts, »

- Kate Kulzick

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TV Review: Doctor Who – 6.11 “The God Complex”

17 September 2011 2:18 PM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Doctor Who Series 6: Episode 11

Written By: Toby Whithouse

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

For an episode that pushed so many buttons and got so many things right, I am really struggling to like The God Complex after I’ve finished watching.

“The Tardis lands in what looks like an ordinary hotel, as the time-travelling drama continues. But the walls move, corridors twist and rooms vanish. There is a room for every visitor that contains their deepest, darkest fears. Fears that will kill them. What lies in the Doctor’s room? And when his turn comes, will he welcome death like all the rest?”

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The supporting cast did a surprisingly good job throughout this episode, props especially to the character of Rita (played by Amara Karan), a compelling character who approached the problem of real world religions subtly in the out there universe that is Doctor Who. David Walliams »

- Jamie Slough

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Doctor Who Review, Series 6, Episode 10: “The Girl Who Waited”

10 September 2011 8:27 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Doctor Who Review, Series 6, Episode 10: “The Girl Who Waited”

Written by Tom MacRae

Directed by Nick Hurran

Airs Saturdays at 9pm (Et) on BBC America

This week, on Doctor Who: Amy gets stuck in the whitest waiting room ever

Last week, Doctor Who had limited success with a standalone episode. This week, they went for it again and pretty much nailed it. The episode was helped by a strong premise and excellent dual performance from Karen Gillan, but the single biggest reason it succeeded when “Night Terrors” didn’t is that it focused primarily on character rather than twists, scares, or atmosphere. The best storytelling is derived from character; it doesn’t matter how strong the production values are if the audience isn’t invested in what’s going on. Not everything in the episode worked (Amy building a sonic probe? That interface must have one hell of »

- Kate Kulzick

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TV Review: Doctor Who – 6.10 “The Girl Who Waited”

10 September 2011 1:49 PM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Doctor Who Series 6: Episode 10

Written By: Tom Macrae

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Amelia Pond, The Girl Who Waited – My god you’re wrinkly.

The Girl Who Waited is a story, which us Whovians like to call a Doctor Lite episode. A Doctor Lite episode is otherwise known as double banking in production terms. An episode which focuses on the companions for a majority of the episode leaving The Doctor mostly off screen and free to go off and film another episode during production (Matt Smiths’s scenes for this episode took only a matter of days to shoot) – See episodes Love & Monsters, Blink & Turn Left (or for a Companion Lite episode see Midnight & The Lodger). They have had a varying level of success over the years and always a point of debate between fans. The Girl Who Waited was a complete success in my eyes.

Tom Macrae is back »

- Jamie Slough

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Journey to the Center of the Earth director will take on Brendan Fraser's William Tell 3D

8 September 2011 11:47 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

The combination of sometimes bloated actor Brendan Fraser and director Eric Brevig in 2008's 3D adventure film Journey To The Center Of The Earth must've made some suits in Hollywood happy (i.e. money). A press release from Arclight Films reveals that Brevig will take over for "Doctor Who" vet Nick Hurran and reunite with Fraser once more for Tell 3D, a movie about William Tell that's looking to mimic both the "family thrills" of Pirates Of The Caribbean and the »

- George Merchan

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‘Journey to the Center of the Earth’ Director Takes Over Brendan Fraser’s ‘William Tell 3D’

8 September 2011 6:00 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Back in May, we heard that Brendan Fraser would play William Tell [1] in a 3D film to be directed by Doctor Who veteran Nick Hurran. The movie is still moving forward, but one thing has changed: Hurran will no longer direct. Instead, Eric Brevig, who directed Fraser in Journey to the Center of the Earth 3D, will helm William Tell 3D, the film that is planned to shoot in the styles of -- what else? -- Pirates of the Caribbean and Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes. Here's the official synopsis via Archlight Films [2]: In an age of oppression and tyranny, Tell (Fraser) is forced to rise up against those who threaten his lands and family. The governor of Switzerland lies dying, and Austrian Hermann Gessler is waiting to take his place. Try as he might, Tell cannot keep himself out of the conflict that ensues, and soon finds his »

- Russ Fischer

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Director Eric Brevig Takes on William Tell 3D

8 September 2011 1:25 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Journey to the Center of the Earth director Eric Brevig has signed on to helm William Tell 3D, which has Brendan Fraser attached to star.

Eric Brevig replaces Nick Hurran on William Tell 3D, who left for unknown reasons. The project is expected to start shooting next spring in Romania. Here's an early teaser poster and a description of the plot from the movie's distributor, Arclight Films.

"Brendan Fraser (The Mummy, Journey to the Center of the Earth) and director Eric Brevig (Journey to the Center of the Earth, Yogi Bear) are reuniting for the untold story of the legend that is William Tell - noble farmer, quick-witted family man, cunning hero, scruffy outlaw - in 3D.

In an age of oppression and tyranny, Tell (Brendan Fraser) is forced to rise up against those who threaten his lands and family. The governor of Switzerland lies dying, and Austrian Hermann Gessler »

- MovieWeb

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Brevig, Fraser Team For "William Tell 3D"

8 September 2011 3:58 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

They previously teamed for their solid if bastardised 3D adaptation of Jules Verne's "Journey to the Center of the Earth". Now director Eric Brevig and actor Brendan Fraser are re-teaming to take on another classic tale - "William Tell" reports Deadline

Brevig ("Yogi Bear") replaces Nick Hurran on the $27 million 3D historical family action adventure, the story follows the legend of expert marksman Tell who was arrested for not bowing to the hat of Hermann Gessler, the newly appointed Austrian reeve of the Habsburg emperors.

Tell shot an apple off his son’s head to win his freedom and later assassinated Gessler. His defiance sparked a rebellion which eventually led to the formation of the Swiss Confederation.

Chad and Evan Law are presently polishing their script. Shooting kicks off mid-March at the Castel Studios in Romania and on location in Switzerland. »

- Garth Franklin

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Brendan Fraser's William Tell: 3D Hopes To Find Its Mark With New Director

7 September 2011 11:59 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Hey, so remember that 3D William Tell movie starring Brendan Fraser we talked about a few months back? No? That.s probably because plenty of far more important things have happened since that news broke like. you got a couple haircuts and finally tried that new Indian restaurant you always drive by. Well there seems to have been a development in this project. Deadline is reporting that William Tell: 3D, wow that really is a thing, will now be directed by Eric Brevig. Brevig will be replacing Nick Hurran who was previously attached to direct. Brevig previously directed Fraser in 2008.s Journey to the Center of the Earth and is a former effects supervisor for films like Total Recall, Men in Black, and The Day After Tomorrow. The film is slated to begin filming in March of next year in Romania, and has suddenly seen its budget increase to $27 million. »

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Eric Brevig to Direct Brendan Fraser in William Tell 3D

7 September 2011 8:39 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Everything about this sentence is awful: Yogi Bear director Eric Brevig will reunite with his Journey to the Center of the Earth star Brendan Fraser for William Tell 3D.  This sounds like a disaster in the making---let's break it down.  Brevig parlayed his solid run as a visual effects of supervisor on such films as Total Recall, Men in Black, and The Day After Tomorrow into a directing career that, after two films, is the definition of uninspired.  Fraser's recent work is making it hard to maintain my policy of rooting for all Brendans.  And these two are joining forces for William Tell 3D, which is kind of title you make up to mock the 3D fad.  Gah. Brevig replaces Nick Hurran in the director's chair; the $27 million production is relocating to Romania and Switzerland for a March 2012 start date.  Chad and Evan Law (Hero Wanted) are tweaking their script »

- Brendan Bettinger

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Eric Brevig Re-Teaming with Brendan Fraser for ‘William Tell 3D’

7 September 2011 8:09 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Eric Brevig has signed on to direct the upcoming family adventure movie William Tell 3D starring Brendan Fraser, replacing previous director Nick Hurran (AMC’s The Prisioner mini-series) [Deadline]. The movie, which begins shooting in Romania next Spring, will follow Fraser as the famous historical figure who was forced to shoot an apple placed on his son’s head with an arrow because he defied a potentate of the Hapsburg monarch. Tell’s defiant act, and subsequent victory to boot, lead to a revolution that eventually resulted in the formation of Switzerland, a country that loves its watches almost as much as it loves its chocolate.

Fraser and Brevig are no strangers to each other, having worked together in 2009′s Journey to the Center of the Earth. Brevig also helmed last year’s Yogi Bear, another 3D movie, so it’s safe to say he’s familiar with the technology although »

- jpraup@gmail.com (thefilmstage.com)

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Eric Brevig Will Reteam With Brendan Fraser To Direct ‘William Tell: 3D’

7 September 2011 7:39 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Eric Brevig has been set to direct Brendan Fraser in William Tell: 3D, the historical family action adventure that will be shot next spring in Romania. Brevig replaces Nick Hurran. Brevig previously directed Fraser in the 3D hit Journey to the Center of the Earth, and also helmed Yogi Bear. Brevig is more than capable of shooting the splitting of an apple in 3D; he graduated to director from the position of visual effects supervisor on such films as Total Recall, Pearl Harbor, Men in Black and The Day After Tomorrow. Producer Todd Moyer said that he sparked to the idea of reteaming Fraser and Brevig. “Family action adventure is exactly what Brendan and Eric do best,” he said. “Eric’s skills and experience will make this film compete with any studio film.” Because Hurran dropped out, the film is now eyeing a mid-March 2012 start in Castel Studios »

- MIKE FLEMING

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True Blood Anna Paquin May Co Star In New 3D William Tell Drama Movie

12 May 2011 12:48 PM, PDT | OnTheFlix | See recent OnTheFlix news »

True Blood Anna Paquin may co star in new 3D William Tell drama movie. According to A&E, True Blood,Sookie starlet Anna Paquin is currently in talks to play the wife role in a new 3D drama flick called, "William Tell" with actor Brendan Fraser. The film is being directed by Nick Hurran,and produced by Todd Moyer. The script was written by Scott Reynolds,and the movie is scheduled to start filming in Switzerland and Castel Studios in Romania on October 1st. That should give Anna a little window of time to film the flick. However, she wouldn't see much of a break from work if she takes on the role as True Blood starts filming around January.

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- Chris

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Brendan Fraser, Anna Paquin May Star in William Tell 3D

9 May 2011 1:05 AM, PDT | movies.about.com | See recent About.com Hollywood Movies news »

Brendan Fraser's set to star in the title role in the family adventure film William Tell 3D with True Blood's Anna Paquin in negotiations to join the cast as Tell's wife, Zora. Nick Hurran (Little Black Book) will be directing the historical action film, which is set to go before the cameras this October in Romania and Switzerland.

In making the casting announcement producer Todd Moyer said, "There is no other actor who is more

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Brendan Fraser in William Tell 3D and Four Kings

8 May 2011 3:52 PM, PDT | Filmofilia | See recent Filmofilia news »

All of the sudden, Brendan Fraser is more popular than ever! In case you don’t trust us, just type his name on the internet and you’ll see. But why should you waste your time on searching, when FilmoFilia is right here to inform you that Fraser is now attached to star in Nick Hurran‘s upcoming [...] Brendan Fraser in William Tell 3D and Four Kings is a post from: www.FilmoFilia.com

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Dusty Springfield Biopic Gets A Director

7 May 2011 9:48 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

When all is said and done, 2012 may well go down as the year of the music biopic. Plans are already in order for Sam Cooke, Bobby Fuller and Jeff Buckley to get their own films, and British songstress Dusty Springfield seems to be next in line. The UK production company Fairbanks has enlisted director Nick Hurran to helm the picture, based on a Ray Connelly adaptation of the Sharon Davis biography A Girl Called Dusty. Connelly is no stranger to music biopics as he previously penned That'll Be The Day. In the mid to late 1960s, Dusty Springfield was arguably the most popular female solo artist in the world. By the time she was done, she'd notched more than twenty charting singles, recorded one album, Dusty In Memphis, that continues to be regarded as one of the best ever and paved the way for numerous gay, lesbian and bisexual singers »

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Brendan Fraser to star in 'William Tell: 3D'

7 May 2011 6:57 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Brendan Fraser will play the titular star of the family action adventure William Tell: 3D. Producer Todd Moyer announced the casting from Cannes, saying “There is no other actor who is more perfectly suited to be the patriot and family man that is William Tell.” Nick Hurran (The Prisoner, Doctor Who) is slated to direct, with production kicking off later this fall in Romania and Switzerland. In the meantime, Moyer hopes to lock in Anna Paquin to play Zora, Tell’s wife. »

- Karen Valby

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Brendan Fraser To Join 3D "William Tell"

7 May 2011 5:02 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Brendan Fraser is in negotiations to star in "William Tell: 3D" says The Hollywood Reporter.

The classic tale has an archer forced to shoot an apple off the top of his son's head after not wanting to bow in front of the king's statue.

When the monarch inquires why Tell had two arrows in his quiver, the archer replied the other arrow was for the king in case he missed the apple. The ensuing events led to an uprising, eventually causing the formation of the state of Switzerland.

Anna Paquin is in negotiations to play Tell's wife while Til Schweiger will play Habsburg king Hermann Gessler. Scott Reynolds wrote the script.

Nick Hurran (TV's "The Prisoner" remake) is attached to helm while Todd Moyer and Gary Hamilton will produce. Shooting kicks off this Fall in Romania and Switzerland. »

- Garth Franklin

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