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The pilot for Silicon Valley ended on a warm and optimistic note that saw the would-be upstarts of Pied Piper Incorporated (well, they’re not incorporated just yet) promising to take Richard’s rocket ship as far as they could fly it together. The freedom Richard afforded himself by accepting Peter Gregory’s investment instead of Gavin Belson’s cash out put him in the pilot seat of that rocket ship, and “The Cap Table” is all about Richard learning to lead when there’s not enough room in that ship for everyone. It’s also a half-hour heavily focused on boners and assholes, so it’s very funny episode of Silicon Valley, in addition to one that shores up our impression of the characters, and the show going forward.
“The Cap Table” is a smartly constructed second outing for the series, as it not only provides a showcase for all the supporting cast, »
- Sam Woolf
With almost 40 years of history - encompassing films, TV, comic books, video games and novels - there's a wealth of interesting facts and information about the vast universe hatched by George Lucas.
Here are ten fast facts we've discovered from a galaxy far, far away…
1. Inspired by the swashbuckling Flash Gordon adventures that began in the '30s, a young George Lucas initially wanted to bring that serial to the big screen, but found the rights to the character difficult to untangle. From there he began to fashion his own space epic - a project that would eventually become the Star Wars we know and love.
However, things could have been a lot different as Lucas's first draft script was »
Feature Louisa Mellor 7 Apr 2014 - 17:45
Farewell the cigar-chomping Hollywood exec and his wheatgrass-juicing starlet, satire’s moved about 300 miles up the Californian coastline. Silicon Valley, with its herds of would-be Zuckerbergs, philanthropic billionaire bosses and trendy campus workplaces, is the new target.
Mike Judge, whose 1999 film Office Space established his antipathy for corporate culture, is back sending up the tech industry’s nauseating self-satisfaction and sticking up for the little guy. This time the little guy is Richard Hendricks (Thomas Middleditch), a low-rung employee at Hooli - Silicon Valley’s caricature of Google - whose side project is discovered to contain a “game-changing” compression algorithm that puts him at the centre of a panic attack-inducing bidding war.
Should Richard take the millions he’s offered by Hooli’s vainglorious CEO, »
The return of TV’s No. 2 comedy is nigh: Veep unveils its season 3 premiere tonight at 10:30 on HBO. This season, our narcissistic vice president of the United States, Selina Meyer (Julia Louis-Dreyfus), stealthily begins her campaign for the Oval Office now that it appears Potus won’t be seeking re-election.
While Veep’s first two seasons showed viewers how Washington works, “season 3 is all about getting out of D.C.,” says creator Armando Iannucci. “It’s all about: How does the country work? She’s meeting people in Detroit, in the South, she’s going to a gun show, »
- Dan Snierson
HBO's “Silicon Valley” is the rare show that might make you say, “Wow. Wouldn't want to be a tech billionaire right now.” Creator Mike Judge took his physics degree to Silicon Valley years ago, before he started making shows and movies like “Beavis and Butt-head” and “Office Space.” His brief time working in tech helped him accumulate enough disgust to fuel a masterpiece of cynicism. Also read: Mike Judge's ‘Silicon Valley’ Dilemma: Stay Invested, or Get a ‘F—pile of Money'? “Silicon Valley” makes fun of Steve Jobs pretenders, CEOs who also aspire to bring light to the world, »
- Tim Molloy
The actress, who appears as Jeanine Matthews in the sci-fi dystopian movie based on the Veronica Roth novels, explained that the bond her Divergent co-stars shared reminded her of the time she spent with DiCaprio 17 years ago.
Winslet told Glamour magazine: "They're really humble, really down to earth, both very hard-working and incredibly focused. I felt really proud to be part of that little gang and to see how well they were working together.
"It reminded me a lot of myself and Leo, I have to say - that same type of support that they had for one another."
(Cbr) "Bloomberg Businessweek‘s" profile of Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige, timed to coincide with the release this week of "Captain America: The Winter Soldier", naturally focuses on the film division, but it also drops some fascinating nuggets about the company’s corporate culture and the 2009 purchase by Disney. • “In March, Feige gave me a tour of Marvel Studios at Disney headquarters in Burbank, Calif.,” writes Devin Leonard. “The offices are furnished like a college dormitory, with threadbare couches. The hallways are decorated with cardboard superheroes hawking Pizza Hut and Burger King. There’s barely enough room in Feige’s office for a replica of Thor’s hammer.” While that description may come as a surprise to some, Marvel CEO Isaac Perlmutter has a well-established reputation as a penny-pincher, reusing paper, limiting the number of coffee pots and even fishing paperclips out of trashcans. Disney CEO Bob Iger reveals that »
- Kevin Melrose, Comic Book Resources
Kate Winslet has done just about the lot when it comes to her movie career: crossed the Atlantic on a doomed liner in Titanic, had Jim Carrey wiped from her mind in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and battled a lethal virus in Contagion.
However, Divergent marks a first for the British Oscar winner - her debut as a chilling Hollywood villain. As Jeanine Matthews - leader of the Erudite faction seeking to wipe out Shailene Woodley and her fellow 'divergents' - Winslet blends the sky-high intellect of Steve Jobs and Bill Gates with something more sinister.
"I like the idea that she has this level of scientific intelligence coupled with high heels and a wicked tongue. It somehow made her a really nifty baddie. »
MTV has been developing a TV series based on the Scream franchise, and the network has started the casting process. Thanks to TV Line, we have plot information and character details on four of the series regulars.
The pilot episode was written by Jill Blotevogel (Ravenswood, Harper’s Island, Eureka). The reports also says that the series "kicks off with a YouTube video going viral, which will have adverse repercussions for teenager Audrey and seemingly serve as the catalyst for a murder that opens up a window to [her] town’s troubled past.”
There's still no word on who will be directing the pilot, but I know the network has been working hard trying to get Wes Craven on board.
Here are the character breakdowns:
- Harper Duval: A 16-year-old beauty “who’s a little too introverted and intellectual to be a social butterfly” but has nevertheless been annointed by the »
- Joey Paur
Over the last few years we’ve seen a resurgence of horror and serial killer dramas make their way to our television sets and give us nightmares on a weekly basis. Dexter opened the door for serial killers, which has led to shows like The Following, Bates Motel, and Hannibal. We’ve also seen shows like The Walking Dead, American Horror Story, Supernatural, Sleepy Hollow, and now the upcoming David Duchovny-starring Aquarius fall into the horror genre, each with varying degrees of success. In the near future, MTV will be taking a stab (pun intended) at the horror game by bringing the popular Scream series to the small screen.
That’s right, Ghostface and the unlucky town of Woodsboro are headed to TV. It’s been about a year since MTV greenlit the pilot and things have been pretty quiet ever since. Thanks to TVLine though, we now have »
- James Garcia
First rumoured back in April 2013, it seems that the television spin-off to horror franchise Scream will happen. The show which will air on MTV has begun the initial round of casting ahead of filming of a pilot.
Scream was a film seen by many as the film which rejuvenated the horror genre which at the tail end of the nineties had found itself stagnating in straight-to-video hell. Filled with references to the classics that had come before, the film which was written by Kevin Williamson and directed by horror legend Wes Craven was exactly the fresh air that everyone was in need of. The three sequels that followed didn’t live up tp the spark created by the first but maybe the small screen can succeed where the big screen failed.
The plot of the series will kick off with a viral You Tube video, which results in a string »
- Kat Smith
Trevor Donovan strips down to help animals, Scream casts for bi-curious female, Brendan Eich’s history of anti-gay donations
A bearded, sexy Trevor Donovan stripped down to boxing attire for a photoshoot to help Helping Homeless Animals, a no-kill shelter. I do notice that the pooches sharing the spotlight with him are anything but homeless. That’s his own chubby dog Tito, and his manager’s German Shepherd Dogbert, two of the most spoiled dogs outside Paris Hilton’s home.
Durex recently put out an ad in it with nine couples for Earth Hour, and all of them were heterosexual. Durex says it’s not that they’re anti-gay, straight people just auditioned better. “Durex is passionate about everybody having great, »
- Ed Kennedy
Here at Moviefone, we think America's greatness should be celebrated all year long -- or, at the very least, for an extra week. That's why we're declaring March 31 - April 4 "America F@$& Yeah" week, with five days of patriotic interviews and features that honor America and the movies.
Captain America has been Marvel's flagship character since Joe Simon and Jack Kirby drew up the first issue in March of 1941, their star-spangled superhero punching Hitler in the face like some fever dream of Betsy Ross. Since his Silver Age revival in the 1960s (under Kirby and Stan Lee) Cap has been a man out of time, an unapologetically patriotic hero celebrated in the Vietnam/counterculture era, transcending the red, white, and blue uniform to become a universal icon.
As portrayed with surprising psychological depth by Chris Evans, our favorite frozen Capsicle has been thawed for a new generation of moviegoers, starting »
- Max Evry
The pilot will center a young teenager named Audrey and starts when a viral Youtube video triggers a murder that brings up her town's troubled past to the surface. The studio has also released a list of four main characters. Check out the full descriptions below.
* Harper Duval: A 16-year-old beauty "who's a little too introverted and intellectual to be a social butterfly" but has nevertheless been annointed by the popular crowd to be one of their own. "She feels guilty that she has drifted away from former best friend Audrey," but at least she's got a Gilmore Girls-esque relationship with mom Maggie to keep her sane.
* Audrey Jesen: Haper's former Bff is described as "the bi-curious daughter of a Lutheran pastor" who's "more arresting-looking than pretty. »
We learned around this time last year that MTV was working on bringing Ghostface to the small screen for a television series based on the popular slasher quadrilogy. Today we've finally got some details to share. Read on to find out all the info you've been Craven!
Their source indicates that the so-called "rules" of slasher movies are at the center of the series with the pilot episode centering on a viral YouTube video that captures protagonist Audrey in the middle of murder and the town's troubled past.
As a follow-up to the news, TVLine also revealed the casting breakdown for the series, which you'll find below.
Harper Duval: A 16-year-old beauty “who’s a little too introverted and »
- John Squires
Get ready to "Scream" at your television soon -- MTV is finally casting the drama pilot based on the popular movie franchise.
As TV Line reports, the network is looking for actors to play the four main characters. The pilot begins with a YouTube video going viral, which is bad news for a teen girl named Audrey and serves as a "catalyst for a murder that opens up a window to [her] town's troubled past."
The four main characters are: beautiful, popular 16-year-old girl Harper; her former best friend, Audrey, a bi-curious "artsy loner"; her friend Noah, a brilliant computer geek who could be the next Steve Jobs; and Harper's mom, Maggie, the town's medical examiner who's hiding a "dark secret from her past."
- Kelly Woo
A Scream TV series has been in development for a number of years and we previously reported that MTV committed to a pilot episode. The casting process has now started and character details have emerged, giving us a better idea of what to expect from the series. Although we’ve heard a number of writer names associated with the project over the years, TVLine is reporting that the pilot is moving forward with a script from Jill Blotevogel.
The story is said to “kick off with a YouTube video going viral, which will have adverse repercussions for teenager Audrey and seemingly serve as the ‘catalyst for a murder that opens up a window to [her] town’s troubled past.’” Here’s a look at the main characters:
[via TVLine] Harper Duval: A 16-year-old beauty “who’s a little too introverted and intellectual to be a social butterfly” but has nevertheless been annointed by »
- Jonathan James
Imagine that you’ve been frozen in ice for 70 years and woke up to find that everything about the world — including pop culture — had changed. Where would you start? Catch up on Breaking Bad? Marathon every Star Wars film? Read up on Lost in order to argue the merits of a polarizing series finale? (Then again, perhaps reading up on How I Met Your Mother would be more pertinent right now…)
- Andrea Towers
Captain America: The Winter Solider's UK release features a different to-do list than the Us release.
UK fans were invited to vote on the list of things that Steve Rogers plans to check out in the modern world.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier is currently screening in the UK and will open in the Us on April 4.
Digital Spy's Captain America: The Winter Soldier review
Watch the Captain America: The Winter Soldier stars discuss the to-do »
Today, AMC released the first trailer for their new drama series, “Halt and Catch Fire.” The tale, which takes place in the early 1980s, is a fictionalized account of one company looking to make computers in Texas’ “Silicon Prairie.” If that by itself isn’t enough to convince you to watch the video, we will also tell you that the Eurythmics’ “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)” plays for the entirety of the trailer. “Halt and Catch Fire” centers itself on three characters: Joe MacMillan (Lee Pace), a former Ibm executive; Gordon Clark (Scoot McNairy), a “once-great” engineer; and Cameron Howe (Mackenzie Davis), a “volatile prodigy.” The series follows those three as they attempt to reverse engineer an Ibm PC after learning that the PC has a flaw (which, presumably, they feel they can correct). Also appearing on the show are Kerry Bishe and Toby Huss. The examination of the »
- Josh Lasser
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