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Season 2 of ‘Extant’ to premiere on Amazon Prime Instant Video

9 hours ago | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Halle Berry is back for more extra-terrestrial encounters this summer as Amazon confirms the second season of mystery thriller Extant will premiere exclusively on Amazon Prime Instant Video from Thursday 2nd July, just hours after Us broadcast. In season two, astronaut Molly Woods (Halle Berry) discovers she has unwittingly put the human race on a path to destruction, and that she and mysterious stranger Jd Richter (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) may be Earth’s only hope for survival.

A new episode of Extant will be released each week for unlimited streaming, with season one already available exclusively on Amazon Prime for binge streaming right now. Says Jay Marine, Vice President of Amazon Prime Instant Video EU:

We’re continuing to add major premium TV shows and movies to our service. Last Summer Extant broke records on Amazon Prime Instant Video, quickly becoming the most watched premiere in our history. We’re »

- Phil Wheat

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These Celebrity Look-Alikes Will Blow Your Mind

20 April 2015 4:10 PM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

We all know there are plenty of celebrity kids that bear striking resemblance to their parents and actual sets of twins in Hollywood, but some of the best star "twins" aren't related at all. If you've ever done a double take while looking at Katy Perry and Zooey Deschanel, Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Javier Bardem, or Amy Adams and Isla Fisher, we've got the ultimate treat for you. Keep reading to see 22 of the most mind-boggling look-alike stars who could totally pass as siblings. »

- Alyse-Whitney

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Hey Australia! Win One Of Three Copies of The Salvation On DVD!

19 April 2015 4:00 PM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Thanks to Madman, we have 3 copies of The Salvation on DVD to giveaway to our Australian readers. Directed by Kristian Levring and starring Mads Mikkelsen, Eva Green and Jeffrey Dean Morgan, the film is described as a "terrific piece, a gobsmackingly enjoyable time at the cinema that also happens to be one of the best films this year" by our own Jason Gorber.  Synopsis: 1870, America. Danish immigrant Jon (Mads Mikkelsen) has been waiting for years to bring his wife and son to the United States. When he finally succeeds, moments after their arrival they fall victim to a horrific crime. Out of grief and despair Jon kills the perpetrator, triggering a chain of violence and revenge. The victim's brother is the ruthless Colonel...

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The Salvation Review

15 April 2015 2:39 AM, PDT | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

Set in the 1870’s in North America, The Salvation tells the story of a Danish immigrant Jon (played by Mads Mikkelsen) who has toiled for seven long years with his brother to finally have the means to send for his wife and son to join him. Taking the long journey home by stagecoach they run into trouble with two other drunken passengers, a recently released prisoner and his companion. When they try to molest his wife Marie, Jon retaliates and is thrown from the moving carriage leaving his wife and son unprotected. By the time he catches up with them, they have been murdered and grief-stricken Jon shoots both men dead, not knowing that one of them is the brother of the local gang leader Colonel Delarue (played by Jeffrey Dean Morgan). When Delarue hears of his brother’s demise he demands the local Mayor (Jonathan Pryce) and Sherriff (Douglas Henshall »

- noreply@blogger.com (Clare Daly)

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History Expands ‘Texas Rising’ Miniseries to 10 Hours

14 April 2015 10:49 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The History miniseries “Texas Rising,” set to bow on Memorial Day, has been expanded to 10 hours and will air over the course of five weeks, the network announced on Tuesday.

The series, which details the Texas Revolution and the rise of the legendary Texas Rangers, will air two-hour installments on both Memorial Day (May 25) and the next night (Tuesday, May 26). Its final six hours will then be played out over the next three Mondays (June 1, 8 and 15).

It had originally been planned as a six-hour series.

Roland Joffe is directing “Texas Rising,” whose all-star cast includes Bill Paxton, Brendan Fraser, Ray Liotta and Jeffrey Dean Morgan. It is produced by A+E Studios, ITV Studios America and Thinkfactory Media. Leslie Greif serves as executive producer.  Dirk Hoogstra and Julian P. Hobbs serve as executives in charge of production.

History is hoping ratings magic can strike twice with Paxton and another event series set in the South. »

- Rick Kissell

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The Salvation review: Mads Mikkelsen film for western fans only

14 April 2015 1:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Director: Kristian Levring; Screenwriter: Kristian Levring, Anders Thomas, Jensen; Starring: Mads Mikkelsen, Eva Green, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Eric Cantona, Jonathan Pryce; Running time: 92 mins; Certificate: 15

Every now and then a western will come along that threatens to revive the genre, but The Salvation - although stunningly photographed with cutting-edge technology - isn't one of those. In many ways it's resolutely old-fashioned and although putting a Dane (Mads Mikkelsen) at the heart of the story is an unconventional move, it's also an act of defiance, or indifference - a refusal to pander to a modern, mainstream audience. In short, this is a western strictly for people who love westerns.

Revenge is the spark for a traditionally simple plot that uses archetypes and clichés like a sort of cinematic comfort blanket, except that shocking bursts of violence keep it from being too warmly nostalgic. The worst of it comes at the beginning »

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The Salvation Review

12 April 2015 3:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: Kristian Levring.

Cast: Mads Mikkelsen, Eva Green, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Mikael Persbrandt, Eric Cantona, Douglas Henshall, Jonathan Pryce.

Certificate: 15

Running Time: 92 minutes

Synopsis: After the murder of his wife and child, Jon (Mikkelsen) enacts revenge, only to find the brother and widow of his family’s murderer now too want their revenge.

It is both fascinating and liberating to see the western genre adopted by countries all around the world. Spaghetti westerns were always around, but in the last decade we’ve seen efforts from Korea, Japan, and now Denmark. Whether set far from the American frontier, or right in the middle of it (as this effort is), each film manages to capture something about humanity starting a fresh in a promised but unforgiving land. The Salvation certainly recreates what is great about westerns, while also adding in a quiet and reserved Scandinavian nature.

The film starts very bleakly, »

- Luke Ryan Baldock

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MipTV: A+E Studios Intl. Debuts ‘Marilyn Monroe’ Drama

10 April 2015 12:39 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

London — A+E Studios Intl. is to launch “The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe,” which stars Kelli Garner, Susan Sarandon, Emily Watson and Jeffrey Dean Morgan, at next week’s television market MipTV in Cannes.

The two-parter is based on J. Randy Taraborrelli’s New York Times bestseller of the same name. It follows a young Norma Jeane Mortenson as she battles a lonely, loveless existence with an absent mother. Despite the odds, she blossoms into a smart, ambitious woman and reinvents herself as Marilyn Monroe.

As her fame grows, all three of her marriages crumble publicly. Marilyn is unable to control the onset of mental illness inherited from her mother, Gladys (Sarandon) — a woman she loves, hates and tries to save. Although kept secret, Gladys remained a vital and troubling influence.

The show, which has a four-hour running time, is produced by Asylum Entertainment for Lifetime Television.

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- Leo Barraclough

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Criminal Minds Boss Talks of 'Many' Spinoff Lessons Learned — Plus, The Episode That Will Drive You 'Crazy'

7 April 2015 4:31 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Things aren’t exactly B.A.U. at the Bau this Wednesday on Criminal Minds (CBS, 9/8c), when the team is enlisted to assist in solving a brutal crime committed against Americans outside the States.

RelatedMay Sweeps Scorecard 2015: Weddings, Deaths, Breakups, Sex, Resurrections, Firings and More!

In the planted spinoff episode, titled “Beyond Borders,” International Unit Chief Jack Garrett (played by CSI: NY vet Gary Sinise) reaches out to Hotch & Co. when the abduction of a family in Barbados dovetails with a case the Stateside Bau once worked. Rounding out Garrett’s team are Breaking Bad‘s Anna Gunn »

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Cch Pounder Talks NCIS: New Orleans Hostage Crisis, a 'Powerful' Revelation

6 April 2015 3:00 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

This week on CBS’ NCIS: New Orleans (Tuesday, 9/8c), medical examiner Dr. Loretta Wade unexpectedly finds herself in the thick of things when in the midst of examining the body of a Petty Officer seemingly felled by natural causes , she, lab tech Sebastian Lund and her young charge, Danny, are held hostage in the morgue. Who will rise to the occasion during this standoff? And what “wonderful” discovery comes out of it? TVLine spoke with TV vet Cch Pounder about both New Orleans… and New Orleans.

RelatedMay Sweeps Scorecard 2015: Weddings, Deaths, Breakups, Sex, Resurrections, Firings and More!

Tvline | Tee up this episode for us. »

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Extant Season 2: Melina Kanakaredes Lands Arc as Jeffrey Dean Morgan's Ex

6 April 2015 1:24 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

CSI: NY alumna Melina Kanakaredes is returning to her old CBS stomping grounds with a Season 2 arc on Extant, TVLine has learned exclusively.

RelatedExtant Season 2: Who’s In? Who’s Out?

The actress will appear in two episodes of the Halle Berry-fronted interstellar drama as Dorothy, a tightly wound, by-the-book circuit court judge who also happens to be the estranged wife of Jeffrey Dean Morgan’s new bounty-hunter character, Jd Richter. Dorothy reappears when her ex’s involvement with  astronaut Molly (Berry) puts their daughter in danger.

Extant‘s revamped second season — which bows Wednesday, July 1 at »

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Big Bang Theory: Christine Baranski, Laurie Metcalf Returning for Sweeps (in the Same Episode!)

6 April 2015 10:44 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

The Big Bang Theory is celebrating Mothers Day a little early this year.

Christine Baranski and Laurie Metcalf are set to reprise their respective roles as Beverly Hofstadter and Mary Cooper in the CBS comedy smash’s penultimate Season 8 episode, TVLine has learned exclusively.

RelatedMay Sweeps Scorecard 2015: Weddings, Deaths, Breakups, Sex, Resurrections, Firings and More!

This marks the first time Baranski and Metcalf will turn up in the same episode (airing Thursday, April 30), although it’s unclear if the two will share any scenes.

Good Wife vet Baranski last appeared as Leonard’s mom in the show’s Season 7 finale. »

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Person of Interest: [Spoiler] to Return!

6 April 2015 9:21 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

CBS’ Person of Interest will offer its loyal fans a little cookie on April 14, with the return of a favorite character.

RelatedMay Sweeps Scorecard 2015: Weddings, Deaths, Breakups, Sex, Resurrections, Firings and More!

Taraji P. Henson, who this past TV season lorded over Fox’s Empire, will reprise her role as NYPD detective Joss Carter, TVGuide.com reports.

RelatedTaraji P. Henson Opens Up About Her Person of Interest Death, the Race Issue and That Omg Kiss

Of course, Carter was famously and fatally gunned down in a November 2013 episode, so Henson will be appearing in new flashbacks, as Reese »

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Criminal Minds Video: Gary Sinise and Anna Gunn Introduce Spinoff Team

6 April 2015 8:19 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

CBS’ Criminal Minds this Wednesday will introduce you to a whole new, globe-trotting Bau — and TVLine has an exclusive video previewing the planted spinoff.

RelatedMay Sweeps Scorecard 2015: Weddings, Deaths, Breakups, Sex, Resurrections, Firings and More!

In the episode “Beyond Borders” (which likely would be the offshoot’s suffix), International Unit Chief Jack Garrett (played by CSI: NY vet Gary Sinise) seeks an assist from Hotch’s team when the abduction of a family in Barbados dovetails with a case the Stateside Bau once worked. Rounding out Garrett’s team are Breaking Bad‘s Anna Gunn (as international law expert »

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The Good Wife Recap: Caught in a Trap

5 April 2015 7:27 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

“Oh, we are all in trouble now.”

That very rare letting-down-of-the-guard from The Good Wife‘s Eli Gold refers, of course, to this week’s bombshell allegation accusing Alicia Florrick of voter fraud in her recent election win for the office of State’s Attorney. (Fret not: It looks like those racy leaked emails between her and her late lover Will are now just a minor chapter in 50 Shades of Things I Shouldn’t Have Typed Into a Computer.)

RelatedMay Sweeps Scorecard 2015: Weddings, Deaths, Breakups, Sex, Resurrections, Firings and More!

But with Kalinda’s status as a free woman »

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Exclusive New Clip From The Salvation

2 April 2015 4:00 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

There’s a rich (and bloody) tradition of avenging angels in Westerns, from Harmonica in Once Upon A Time In The West to Ethan Edwards in The Searchers and Josey Wales. Add Mads Mikkelsen’s character in The Salvation to that number. He’s all cold-blooded business, as this exclusive new clip from the film reveals. brightcove.createExperiences();Mikkelsen’s prairieland badass is a Danish settler, Jon, whose family is brutally murdered by a crew of rowdy horsemen during one ill-fated stagecoach ride. Jon exacts instant revenge on the perpetrator, only to discover that, like Old Man Clanton in My Darling Clementine, there’s more badness where he came from. Cue Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Delarue, the gang leader’s and now also on the hunt for revenge. Basically everyone here is on a revenge mission, hardly the recipe for a relaxing afternoon in an up-and-coming part of the Old West. »

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Lifetime’s Four-Hour Event ‘The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe,’ Airs May 30, 31

30 March 2015 10:18 PM, PDT | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

TV Picks: Kelli Garner plays the legendary star Marilyn Monroe in Lifetime’s four-hour event The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe (#TheSecretLifeOfMarilynMonroe) premiering Saturday, May 30, and Sunday, May 31, at 9pm Et/Pt. The miniseries, which uncovers many closely-guarded secrets the blonde bombshell kept from the public, also stars Academy Award® winner Susan Sarandon as Marilyn’s biggest secret of all, her mother Gladys, long institutionalized for mental illness. Academy Award® and Golden Globe® Award nominee Emily Watson and Jeffrey Dean Morgan also headline the cast while Sarandon’s daughter Eva Amurri Martino plays Gladys in her youth. Watson portrays Grace McKee, Marilyn’s […] »

- April Neale

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Movie Review: The Salvation

26 March 2015 10:45 PM, PDT | CinemaNerdz | See recent CinemaNerdz news »

The Salvation is a revenge film so obsessed with the “revenge” part of its plot that you can practically feel the filmmakers salivating to get to the cathartic final shootout. (And yes, a better title for it might be The Salivation. This writer is self-respecting enough not to lead with that zinger, but not above putting it in a self-aware aside.) In so doing, the film makes for a rather pointed lesson in making a good revenge movie: sure, the revenge itself had better be big and it had better be bloody, but it needs to be truly cathartic – a release of emotional energy for an interesting character. In The Salvation, it’s just one particularly concentrated explosion of cold-blooded cruelty to cap a movie that’s already dished out cold-blooded cruelty to spare.

The film opens in the 1870s, when a Danish settler’s (Mads Mikkelsen) wife and son »

- Patrick Dunn

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"Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice" - More Set Images

26 March 2015 7:14 PM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Take another look @ images from the Detroit, Michigan set of director Zack Snyder's "Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice" (currently in post-production), revealing Scoot McNairy ("Halt and Catch Fire") between takes with Henry Cavill aka 'Superman', plus Sneak Peek a prop painting of 'Thomas Wayne' (Jeffrey Dean Morgan), the father of 'Batman':

"It’s definitely 100% a character I’ve never played and I can’t speak too freely on it," said McNairy.

"But yeah, getting into that 'thing' was definitely something I had to wrap my head around emotionally, in order to play that character. 

"But with that being said, I had a lot of fun doing it when I was in the process of shooting...my head was in a different place...

"...but I’m really excited to see how it turns out...

"... and what they do with it and see the film." 

Click the images to enlarge »

- Michael Stevens

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The Gunman | Review

19 March 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

The Gun Show: Morel’s Failed Fashioning of Penn Into Unlikely Action Star

If anything, it’s safe to say that The Gunman, the latest film from Luc Besson acolyte Pierre Morel, is hardly as silly as previous action films, such as 2010’s From Paris With Love and the first ‘chapter’ of the Taken (2008) trilogy, which lands the French helmer the distinction of revitalizing the career of Liam Neeson. On the surface, it looks like the director is priming Sean Penn for a similar autumnal invitation to action star status, but while the performer’s hermetic seriousness may downplay the film’s camp value, it also neutralizes any aspect of entertainment.

Not smartly written enough to be a truly intelligent thriller with either a political or activist inclined angle we’re used to seeing from Penn’s increasingly infrequent on-screen performances, the end result is a leathery prune of a film, »

- Nicholas Bell

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