1-20 of 52 items from 2015 « Prev | Next »
Most female characters in film succumb to the Devil. They are used as vessels or conduits for the Anti-Christ, lesser demons or the grandiose ideas of an occult. More often than not- they are chased, seduced or beaten into submission by satanic happenings. But some of these women do display degrees of ingenuity, agency, and physical prowess in their battle against coercion and the corruption of souls. Ranked from weakest characterization to strongest, the following list discusses the faculties that these women retain in the face of evil. (Minor spoilers ahead).
Lisa Reiner in Lisa and the Devil (1973)
Lisa (Elke Sommer) is overtaken by the spirit of a long deceased woman named Elena and the Devil all at once. Trapped deep in her mind, we hardly know Lisa outside of her light, carefree existence as an American tourist right before her possession. Purely a vessel for the malevolent temptation of »
- Lane Scarberry
There won't be a third season of Extant but this isn't the end of Halle Berry's relationship with CBS. The summer series has been cancelled but Berry is now executive producing a legal drama that's in development for the network.
Extant, began when astronaut Molly Woods (Halle Berry) returned to Earth after a year-long solo mission in outer space. Her reunion with her family is thrown into turmoil when it's learned that she's pregnant. For season two, the cast includes Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Pierce Gagnon, Grace Gummer, and David Morrissey.
The first season of Extant underperformed for the network and averaged a 1.1 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 6.15 million viewers. They brought it back but a lot of changes were made to the series. Unfortunately, they didn't seem to help. The second season, which concluded last month, averaged a 0.7 in the demo »
Much like, say, Game of Thrones, AMC and the creative team implemented various changes in the transition from one medium to another when adapting Robert Kirkman’s comic juggernaut, The Walking Dead. Without straying too far into spoiler territory, arguably one of the more prominent plotlines that was subject to the editing scissors revolved around one Rick Grimes; though if Andrew Lincoln had his way, the network’s interpretation would have remained true to the source material.
We’re referring to Rick’s lost hand, of course. Upon his encounter with the Governor – portrayed by David Morrissey in AMC’s series – the weathered survivor is tortured by the demented leader, culminating in him cutting off Rick’s hand. Initially, though, Lincoln petitioned for the show’s writing team to incorporate the defining encounter into season 3, though the financial reality of rendering a stump for The Walking Dead‘s lead character was simply asking too much. »
- Michael Briers
Perhaps aware that the comparisons to “Rosemary’s Baby” will arrive from the start, playwright and theatre director David Farr, making his feature film debut, acknowledges the allusions to Roman Polanski’s picture from the first frames. Our first look of Clémence Poésy in the film bears a similar fragility to Mia Farrow, and the score by Adem Ilhan (“In The Loop”) evokes lullabye-style tones not unlike Krzysztof Komeda’s work on Polanski’s picture. However, Farr doesn’t simply trod over similar ground of its predecessor, but offers an intriguing proposition: what if Rosemary Woodhouse became a mother to a perfectly healthy baby, but was driven mad not by a satanic cult, but by “The Ones Below”? Kate (Poésy) and Justin (Stephen Campbell Moore) are the picture of a perfect couple. They each have successful careers, a lovely London flat, and a baby on the way. However, their little »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Martin McDonagh is one of the most exciting voices to have emerged in film in the last decade or so. A veteran playwright behind the likes of “The Pillowman” and “The Cripple Of Inishmaan,” McDonagh won an Oscar for his short film “Six Shooter,” and followed up with the beloved, soulful crime comedy “In Bruges.” It’s been three years since McDonagh’s second feature “Seven Psychopaths,” but it looks like the writer-director is heading back to the screen in the near future. In an interview with The Guardian to promote his new play “Hangman,” which stars David Morrissey and is about to open in London, McDonagh says that “Fargo” Oscar-winner Frances McDormand is set to star in his next film “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.” “It’s about a 50-year-old woman,” McDonagh says, “whose daughter is murdered, and she goes to war with the police in her home town »
- Oliver Lyttelton
Changeling Chronicles: Farr’s Eerie Debut a Duel of Deserving Motherhood
Screenwriter and playwright David Farr makes his directorial debut with The Ones Below, a psychological quartet examining class issues, motherhood as a rite of passage, and the vulnerability of guilt. Tonally comparable to Polanski’s trio of horrific happenings in urban apartments, Farr channels the innate awkwardness of adult interactions and the unnamed tensions of familial competitions and contrived intermingling. As a genre film, the narrative plays out with almost disappointing predictability. But under the guise of a socioeconomic thriller operating as a nightmare of the privileged, Farr manages a striking portrait of the perverse relationship of building family vs. building community.
Kate (Clemence Poesy) and Justin (Stephen Campbell Moore) have been happily married for quite some time and are finally expecting their first child, the perfect addition to their life in the comfortably affluent suburbs of London. New »
- Nicholas Bell
The 59Th BFI London Film Festival Announces Full 2015 Programme
You can peruse the programme at your leisure here.
The programme for the 59th BFI London Film Festival in partnership launched today, with Festival Director Clare Stewart presenting this year’s rich and diverse selection of films and events. BFI London Film Festival is Britain’s leading film event and one of the world’s oldest film festivals. It introduces the finest new British and international films to an expanding London and UK-wide audience. The Festival provides an essential platform for films seeking global success; and promotes the careers of British and international filmmakers through its industry and awards programmes. With this year’s industry programme stronger than ever, offering international filmmakers and leaders a programme of insightful events covering every area of the film industry Lff positions London as the world’s leading creative city.
The Festival will screen a »
The Toronto International Film Festival kicks off next week, and it's the place where awards season contenders start the road to potential Oscar glory. However, there are many other movies, in a variety of styles and genres, that are potential for breakout status too, and one to keep an eye on is "The Ones Below," and today we have an exclusive clip. Read More: Review: 'Last Love' With Clémence Poésy Clémence Poésy, David Morrissey, Stephen Campbell Moore, and Laura Birn star in the picture, directed by playwright David Farr, about a London couple whose arrival of a new baby, and the friendship with a new tenant that moves in downstairs, brings an increasing sense of paranoia. And as you'll see in this clip, strange things start happening around the home in this Polanski-esque drama. Here's the official synopsis: Kate (Clémence Poésy) and Justin (Stephen Campbell Moore) are an »
- Edward Davis
CBS’ Extant Don’t Shoot The Messenger TV Show Review. Extant: Season 2, Episode 10: ‘ Don’t Shoot the Messenger ‘ seemed to shed much of season 2’s major events like so much Hybrid skin. Never mind Molly’s (Halle Berry) death, never mind Tobias’ (David Morrissey) internal conflicts, never mind the Molly-Julie (Grace Gummer) feud, over Ethan (Pierce Gagnon), and […] »
- Sam Joseph
Recently, CBS served up the new, official synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "Extant" episode 10 of season 2. The episode is entitled, "Don't Shoot the Messenger," and it turns out that we're going to see some very interesting and intense stuff take place as Shepherd's loyalty gets put to the test. Disturbing dreams plague Molly, and more! In the new, 10th episode press release: Molly Experiences A Distressing Vision She Can't Forget. Press release number 2: Following a near-death experience, Molly will have a harrowing vision she can't shake. Also, Shepherd's loyalty to the Global Space Commission is going to get called into question. Guest stars feature: David Morrissey (Tobias Shepherd), Goran Visnjic (John Woods), Tyler Hilton (Charlie Arthurs) and Kiersey Clemons (Lucy). The episode was written by Tom Pabst, and it was directed by Dan Lerner. Episode 10 is set to air on Wednesday night, August 26th at 8pm central time on ABC. »
- Andre Braddox
Recently, CBS released the new, official synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "Extant" episode 9 of season 2. The episode is entitled, 'The Other Side," and it turns out that we're going to see some pretty intense and high drama stuff go down as Julie has to make a hard choice. The Hybrids come looking for vengeance, and more! In the new, 9th episode press release: As Molly Succumbs To The Virus, Long-forgotten Memories Surface. Press release number 2: As Molly succumbs to the virus, long forgotten memories are going to surface. Also, Julie is going to get confronted with hard choices and the Hybrids will seek revenge. Guest stars feature: David Morrissey (Tobias Shepherd), Goran Visnjic (John Woods), Tyler Hilton (Charlie Arthurs) and Lou Gossett Jr. (Quinn). The episode was written by Les Bohem, and it was directed by Kevin Dowling. Episode 9 is set to air on Wednesday night, August 19th »
Potential awards season contenders Truth from James Vanderbilt and Marc Abraham’s I Saw The Light starring Tom Hiddleston as Hank Williams land world premiere slots, while Paco Cabezas’s Mr. Right will close the festival.
London is the subject of the seventh annual City To City programme that features world premieres of Tom Geens’ Couple In A Hole starring Paul Higgins and Kate Dickie and Michael Caton-Jones’ Urban Hymn with Letitia Wright and Shirley Henderson. Elaine Constantine’s Northern Soul gets a North American premiere.
Tiff top brass also unveiled the Contemporary World Cinema section, featuring »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
TV show trailer for CBS‘ Extant episode The Other Side. Molly (Halle Berry) got back into Gsc custody just in time, it seems, for the other shoe to drop, regarding Tobias’ (David Morrissey) two front approach to wiping out the Hybrids. As if seditious androids weren’t bad enough, now it looks like the viral solution is set to misbehave […] »
- Sam Joseph
Recently, CBS served up the new, official synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "Extant" episode 8 of season 2. The episode is entitled,"Arms And The Humanich," and it turns out that we're going to see some pretty dramatic and interesting stuff take place as Jd attempts to rescue his daughter. Molly tries to save her son, Adhu, and more! In the new, 8th episode press release: Molly Tries To Save Her Hybrid Son After A Devastating Global Security Commission Raid On Their Compound. Press release number 2: After a Global Security Commission raid on the hybrid compound, Molly is going to desperately try to save her son, Adhu, while Jd attempts to rescue his daughter who is being held captive by Shepherd. In the meantime, Lucy will become more of a threat to humans. Guest stars feature: David Morrissey (Tobias Shepherd), Kiersey Clemons (Lucy), Tyler Hilton (Charlie Arthurs), Melina, Kanakaredes (Dorothy), Lyndon Smith »
Recently, CBS served up the new, official synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "Extant" episodes 6 and 7. Episode 6 is entitled, "You Say You Want An Evolution" and episode 7 is labeled, "The Other." It turns out that we're going to see some pretty heavy and intense stuff take place as Molly totally gets distraught over her new transformation, and more! In the new episode 6 press release: Molly Panics When She Discovers She's Changing Physically, And Molly And Jd Attempt To Broker A Peace Between The Humans And The Hybrids. Press release number 2: Molly will panic when she discovers she is changing physically - the question is into what, and whether she can reverse what's happening to her. Also, Jd's ex-wife, Dorothy (Melina Kanakaredes), is going to show up suddenly on his doorstep to discuss their daughter. In the new episode 7 press release: Molly and Jd will try to convince Shepherd to broker »
Recently, CBS delivered the new, official synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "Extant" episode 5 of season 2. The episode is entitled, "The New Frontier," and it turns out that we're going to see some very interesting stuff go down as Molly sets out to retrieve Ethan, and more! In the new, 5th episode press release: Molly Discovers That Ethan Is Alive And Trying To Contact Her. Press release number 2: Molly will discover Ethan is alive and will set out to get her son back. Also, suspicions about John's death are going to cause Jd to investigate Julie's potential involvement. Guest stars feature: David Morrissey (Tobias Shepherd), Kiersey Clemons (Lucy), Tyler Hilton (Charlie Arthurs) Necar Zadegan (Shayna Velez) and Hilarie Burton (Anna Salinger). The episode was written by Gianna Sobol, and it was directed by Christine Moore. Episode 5 is set to air on Wednesday night, July 29th at 8pm central time on CBS. »
Last summer, CBS had high hopes for Extant but the show didn't do very well in the ratings. They renewed it (in part becuase of a streaming deal with Amazon) but a lot of changes were made behind and in front of the camera. Were the changes a good idea? Will Extant be cancelled or renewed for a third season? Stay tuned.
Extant, began when astronaut Molly Woods (Halle Berry) returned to Earth after a year-long solo mission in outer space. Her reunion with her family is thrown into turmoil when it's learned that she's pregnant. This season, the cast includes Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Pierce Gagnon, Grace Gummer, and David Morrissey.
Read More… »
Recently, CBS served up the new, official synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "Extant" episode 3 of season 2. The episode is entitled, "Empathy For The Devil," and it turns out that we're going to see some pretty dramatic stuff go down as Molly finds out what really went down with her son, and more! In the new, 3rd episode press release: Molly Finally Learns The Frightening Truth About Her Son. Press release number 2: Molly will finally learn the frightening truth about what happened to her son. Also, Julie's decision to erase Ethan's memory, is going to have disturbing consequences. Guest stars feature: David Morrissey (Tobias Shepherd), Kiersey Clemons (Lucy), Tyler Hilton (Charlie Arthurs), Necar, Zadegan (Shayna Velez), Hilarie Burton (Anna Salinger), Adhu (Henderson Wade) and Lyndon Smith (Kelsey Richter). The episode was written by Les Bohem, and it was directed by Dan Lerner. Episode 3 is set to air on Wednesday night, »
- Andre Braddox
Last year Amazon Prime released their biggest television project to the masses. That show was Extant and starred Academy Award Winner Halle Berry as Molly Woods, a female astronaut, whom after returning from a year long solo space mission found herself pregnant. Meanwhile her husband John, played by Goran Visnic was hard at work designing a new form of artificial intelligence, known as a ‘Humanic’. The result was Ethan, played brilliantly by Looper’s Pierce Gagnon, a robot child that Molly and John were raising as there own.
As the series progressed it was revealed that Molly’s baby was of course alien in origin and Molly found herself desperately trying to save her hybrid child form government officials, whilst still trying to keep Earth safe from invasion. If you haven’t seen the show »
- Kat Smith
1-20 of 52 items from 2015 « Prev | Next »
IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.See our NewsDesk partners