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"Siren" Makes A Splash

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Sneak Peek new footage from Freeform's upcoming one-hour 'mermaid' drama series "Siren", debuting June 2018 :

"...'Bristol Cove' is a coastal town known for its legend of once being home to 'mermaids'.

"When the arrival of a mysterious girl proves this folklore all too true, the battle between man and sea takes a very vicious turn as these predatory beings return to reclaim their right to the ocean..."

Cast includes Alex Roe ("The 5th Wave") as 'Ben', a bright marine biologist who finds himself drawn to 'Ryn', a mysterious new girl in town played by Eline Powell ("Game of Thrones"), who is a strange young woman with a deep dark secret.

Fola Evans-Akingbola ("An American Exorcism") stars as 'Maddie', also a marine biologist who works with 'Ben', and is highly suspicious of Ryn. Ian Verdun ("Life’s a Drag") stars as 'Xander', a deep sea fisherman on a quest to uncover
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First look sneak peek at Freeform’s mermaid drama Siren

During the panel for Siren at Nycc, Freeform released a sneak peek clip from its upcoming mermaid drama, along with a premiere date announcement of March 29th; take a look below…

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Siren” takes us inside Bristol Cove—a coastal town known for its legend of once being home to mermaids. When the arrival of a mysterious girl proves this folklore all too true, the battle between man and sea takes a very vicious turn as these predatory beings return to reclaim their right to the ocean. The series stars Alex Roe (“The 5th Wave”) as Ben, a bright marine biologist who finds himself drawn to a mysterious new girl in town, Ryn, played by Eline Powell (“Game of Thrones”), who is a strange young woman with a deep dark secret. Fola Evans-Akingbola (“An American Exorcism”) stars as Maddie, also a
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TV News Roundup: Sibongile Mlambo Joins Cast of Freeform’s ‘Siren’

TV News Roundup: Sibongile Mlambo Joins Cast of Freeform’s ‘Siren’
In today’s roundup, Sibongile Mlambo has joined Freeform’s “Siren” and Fusion TV launched a new non-profit organization.

Casting

Teen Wolf’s” Sibongile Mlambo has been added to the cast of Freeform’s new original drama series “Siren” as a series regular. The ten-episode, hour long drama takes audiences inside Bristol Cove — a coastal town known for its legend of once being home to mermaids. When the arrival of a mysterious girl (Eline Powell) proves this folklore all too true, the battle between man and sea takes a vicious turn as these predatory beings return to reclaim their right to the ocean. Mlambo will portray Donna, a mysterious and deceptively powerful mermaid. The series also stars Alex Roe, Fola Evans-Akingbola, Ian Verdun, and Rena Owen.

Diversity

Fusion TV announced the launch of Creative Thread Foundation, a non-profit organization that stems from a partnership between Fusion and over 60 other companies, public
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Freeform releases first trailer for mermaid drama Siren

Freeform has announced that its upcoming mermaid drama Siren has been given a ten episode series. The show is scheduled to premiere next Summer and features a cast that includes Alex Roe, Eline Powell, Fola Evans-Akingbola, Ian Verdun, and Rena Owen, and we have the first trailer for you here…

“Siren” takes us inside Bristol Cove—a coastal town known for its legend of once being home to mermaids. When the arrival of a mysterious girl proves this folklore all too true, the battle between man and sea takes a very vicious turn as these predatory beings return to reclaim their right to the ocean. The series stars Alex Roe (“The 5th Wave”) as Ben, a bright marine biologist who finds himself drawn to a mysterious new girl in town, Ryn, played by Eline Powell (“Game of Thrones”), who is a strange young woman with a deep dark secret. Fola Evans-Akingbola
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Siren: Freeform Orders Mysterious Mermaid Drama Series (Video)

Are mermaids real? Today, Freeform announced they've ordered a new TV series called Siren.The supernatural drama "takes us inside Bristol Cove - a coastal town known for its legend of once being home to mermaids. When the arrival of a mysterious girl proves this folklore all too true, the battle between man and sea takes a very vicious turn as these predatory beings return to reclaim their right to the ocean" The cast includes Alex Roe, Eline Powell, Fola Evans-Akingbola, Ian Verdun, and Rena Owen.Read More…
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Freeform Greenlights Mermaid Drama ‘Siren,’ Movie Series From Karlie Kloss

Freeform Greenlights Mermaid Drama ‘Siren,’ Movie Series From Karlie Kloss
Freeform announced at their upfront presentation Wednesday that they have greenlit the mermaid drama series “Siren,” formerly known as “The Deep,” and a new movie commentary series from supermodel Karlie Kloss.

“Siren,” which has been ordered for 10 episodes, takes place in Bristol Cove, a coastal town known for its legend of once being home to mermaids. When the arrival of a mysterious girl proves this folklore all too true, the battle between man and sea takes a very vicious turn as these predatory beings return to reclaim their right to the ocean. The series stars Alex Roe, Eline Powell, Fola Evans-Akingbola, Ian Verdun, and Rena Owen. It is based on a story by Eric Wald and Dean White who both serve as executive producers. Emily Whitesell is on board as showrunner and executive producer. Brad Luff, Nate Hopper and Rd Robb are also attached as executive producers. It will premiere in summer 2018. You can watch the first
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The Deep: Alex Roe to Star; Production Begins on Freeform Pilot

Production has begun in Vancouver on The Deep TV show pilot for Freeform, and the cast is set. Alex Roe stars as marine biologist, Ben, opposite Eline Powell's Ryn, a mysterious new girl in the town of Bristol Cove. Fola Evans-Akingbola will play Ben's co-worker Maddie, who is suspicious of the newcomer.Ian Verdun is set as Xander, a deep sea fisherman searching for the truth. Rena Owen is the eccentric Helen. She may know more about the mermaids than she admits. The Deep is based on a story by Eric Wald and Dean White. Wald wrote the pilot teleplay and executive produces with White. Scott Stewart is directing. Showrunner Emily Whitesell is also executive producing, as are Brad Luff, Nate Hopper, and Rd Robb.
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‘The Deep’: Alex Roe & Fola Evans-Akingbola Round Out Cast Of Freeform Pilot

Freeform pilot The Deep (working title) has finalized its cast with production underway in Vancouver. Alex Roe (The 5th Wave), and Fola Evans-Akingbola ( An American Exorcism) join previously announced Eline Powell (Game of Thrones), Ian Verdun (Life's a Drag) and Rena Owen (Star Wars: Episodes II and III). Based on a story by Eric Wald and Dean White, the hourlong drama takes us inside Bristol Cove, a coastal town known for its legend of once being home to mermaids. When…
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Once Were Warriors

Dramas don't come more powerful than this one -- a Maori family might escape their slum existence if it weren't for the father, an emotionally volatile monster whose brutality knows no limits. The show took in awards everywhere -- it's a stunningly affecting tragedy not completely without hope. Once Were Warriors Blu-ray Film Movement Classics 1994 / Color / 1:78 widescreen / 102 min. / Street Date September 6, 2016 / 39.95 Starring Rena Owen, Temuera Morrison, Mamaengaroa Kerr-Bell, Julian Arahanga, Taungaroa Emile, Rachael Morris Jr., Joseph Kairau, Cliff Curtis, Pete Smith. Cinematography Stuart Dryburgh Film Editor Michael Horton Original Music Murray Grindlay, Murray McNabb Written by Riwa Brown from the novel by Alan Duff Produced by Robin Scholes Directed by Lee Tamahori

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

In 1996 or so, working at MGM, I learned about a movie coming out with a definite neo-noir theme -- Mulholland Falls. Then I was told that its director was a New Zealander whose
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The Deep: Freeform Series Pilot Casts Game of Thrones and Last Witch Hunter Talent

Game of Thrones' Eline Powell and The Last Witch Hunter's Rena Owen have joined The Deep TV series pilot -- scary predatory mermaid drama at Freeform. Per Deadline, Powell has been cast as Po. She's described as, "a strange young woman who appears traumatized and lost." As she gets sicker and it is revealed she is a mermaid. Owen is set as quirky curio shopkeeper, Helen, who is somehow connected to Po. Helen is reportedly "...an enigmatic person who views the town’s mermaid obsession with disdain."The show is set in the fictional town of Bristol Cove. Legend has it that it was once home to mermaids. The place is teeming with lore. The Deep is based on a story by EPs Eric Wald
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‘The Deep’ Pilot Casts Eline Powell & Rena Owen; ‘Claws’ Adds Jason Antoon

Eline Powell (Game of Thrones) and Rena Owen (The Last Witch Hunter) are set as series regulars on Freeform drama pilot The Deep. Based on a story by Eric Wald and Dean White, The Deep is set in Bristol Cove, a coastal town known for its legend of once being home to mermaids. When the arrival of a mysterious girl proves this folklore all too true, the battle between man and sea takes a very vicious turn as these predatory beings return to reclaim their right to the ocean…
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‘The Last Witch Hunter’ VOD Review

Stars: Vin Diesel, Rose Leslie, Elijah Wood, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Rena Owen, Julie Engelbrecht, Michael Caine, Joseph Gilgun, Isaach De Bankolé, Michael Halsey, Sloane Coombs | Written by Cory Goodman, Matt Sazama | Directed by Breck Eisner

It would seem, given the critical reaction to this film, that the general consensus is that outside the Fast & Furious franchise Vin Diesel can’t headline a movie. Critical reaction is wrong. The Last Witch Hunter is a fantastic example of Vin Diesel’s pre-Fast franchise career – making interesting choices in characters and story. Personally I’ve waited a long time for a Vin Diesel movie as enjoyable as this, which is easily up there with Diesel’s sci-fi horror Pitch Black (I dare say its actually better than that films immediate follow-up too).

The Last Witch Hunter tells the story of the mighty warrior Kaulder (Diesel) who, hundreds of years ago, vanquished the all-powerful
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'The Martian' Regains Box Office Domination in Its 4th Week

'The Martian' Regains Box Office Domination in Its 4th Week
In a weekend where four new releases hit theaters, and another critically-acclaimed movie expanded into a nationwide release, a movie in its fourth week in theaters returned to the top of the box office, while two of the new arrivals couldn't even crack the top 10. After relinquishing the top spot to Goosebumps last weekend, The Martian regained the top spot in its fourth frame in theaters, earning $15.9 million, just barely beating Goosebumps' second-place take of $15.5 million. The news isn't terribly surprising, since both The Martian (3,504) and Goosebumps (3,501) still had the highest theaters counts of all movies this weekend, beating newcomer The Last Witch Hunter by nearly 500 theaters, but it's still rare to see four new releases struggle so much.

All of this weekend's holdovers in the top 10 posted minimal decreases between 20% and 40%, except one, Crimson Peak, while the four newcomers struggled to find an audience. The Martian only dropped
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New Last Witch Hunter Movie Received Mostly Negative Reviews From Major Critics

Summit Entertainment released their new action/fantasy movie, "The Last Witch Hunter" into theaters this weekend, and all the reviews are in from the major,top movie critics. It turns out that this is another one that didn't resonate well with most of them, getting just an overall 34 score out of a possible 100 across 19 reviews at the Metacritic.com site. The film stars: Elijah Wood, Isaach De Bankolé, Joseph Gilgun, Julie Engelbrecht, Michael Caine, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Rena Owen, Rose Leslie and Vin Diesel. We've added comments from a few of the critics,below. Simon Abrams from RogerEbert.com, gave it an ok 75 grade, stating: " While most other films sprint through expository dialogue, and bluster their way through action scenes, The Last Witch Hunter is measured enough to make you want to suspend your disbelief." Michael O'Sullivan over at the Washington Post, gave it a 50 grade, stating: " As Kaulder, Diesel does what he does,
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Film Review: ‘The Last Witch Hunter’ at Least is Hilariously Awful

Chicago – You will see many many better movies this year, but you’re unlikely to see one quite this batshit crazy. I’ll give Vin Diesel this much credit, at least he’s created a memorably awful blockbuster instead of one that simply fades off into the moonlight.

Rating: 1.5/5.0

The filmmakers seem to have started with the image of Vin Diesel scowling while holding a large flaming sword, and then reverse engineered the story from there, no doubt trying to stifle chuckles all the way. After all, this is a movie that begins and ends with Diesel facing off in an epic battle against a tree – and that tree is more rooted in reality than anything else in this movie.

The Last Witch Hunter” casts Diesel as a medieval warrior (looking like an oversized extra from Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit). He eventually thrusts his trusty flaming sword through a medieval witch,
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Giveaway: Win 'The Last Witch Hunter' Prize Pack

Giveaway: Win 'The Last Witch Hunter' Prize Pack
It's been a big year for Vin Diesel already, having starred in the massive blockbuster Furious 7, which took in over $1.5 billion worldwide. The action star is hoping to start yet another franchise this weekend with the release of The Last Witch Hunter, with the actor revealing in June that a sequel is already in development. Before The Last Witch Hunter hits theaters on October 23, we have a new contest lined up where fans can win a prize pack that includes a hat, t-shirt, temporary tattoos and the final poster.

The modern world holds many secrets, but by far the most astounding is that witches still live among us; vicious supernatural creatures intent on unleashing the Black Death upon the world and putting an end to the human race once and for all. Armies of witch hunters have battled this unnatural enemy for centuries, including Kaulder (Vin Diesel), a valiant
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Can 'Last Witch Hunter' Conquer This Weekend's Crowded Box Office?

Can 'Last Witch Hunter' Conquer This Weekend's Crowded Box Office?
With four new movies opening nationwide on October 23, and another expanding into a national release, it's shaping up to be quite a unique weekend at the box office. The new arrivals are Universal's Jem and the Holograms, starring Juliette Lewis, Lionsgate's The Last Witch Hunter, starring Vin Diesel, Paramount's Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension, the final installment in the long-running Paranormal Activity franchise, and Open Road Films' Rock the Kasbah. Universal's Steve Jobs will also be expanding nationwide on Friday, after posting incredible grosses over the last two weeks in limited release. According to the projections from BoxOffice.com, The Last Witch Hunter is expected to take the top spot with $18 million, which will be more than enough to unseat current box office champion Goosebumps.

The Last Witch Hunter is expected to be the only new release opening in more than 3,000 theaters, with Steve Jobs arriving in an estimated 2,400 theaters,
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Film Review: ‘The Last Witch Hunter’

Film Review: ‘The Last Witch Hunter’
One of the trickier tasks Vin Diesel’s eponymous hero faces in “The Last Witch Hunter” is tracking a villain by his signature scent of “moldering crabapples” — a distinctive enough fragrance in its own right, but hard to separate from the generally funky aroma of decomposition that permeates Breck Eisner’s limp, lame-brained occult thriller. Too drab to succeed even as defiantly unvirtuous trash, this era-stradding tale of an immortal medieval warrior protecting modern-day New York from a Black Death reboot stifles Diesel’s rough-hewn charisma via a sludgy, impermeable oil spill of CGI effects — in the service of largely unspectacular hocus pocus. Despite a pre-Halloween release date, the pic is more gung-ho than gooseflesh-inclined in genre; either way, it’s unlikely to mint the franchise threatened by its eminently welcome ending.

Commercially, given the extraordinary expanding cultural impact of the “Fast and Furious” series, “The Last Witch Hunter” might
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'Last Witch Hunter' Sizzle Reel Features New Music from Ciara

'Last Witch Hunter' Sizzle Reel Features New Music from Ciara
Following an epic New York Comic Con panel, we've got two new The Last Witch Hunter clips to keep the excitement coming. "Wake Up" is action-packed and features the immortal&#160Kaulder (Vin Diesel) in a spell sequence between the past and present, while battling an evil warlock enemy. In "Trouble," Kaulder performs a spell to reveal hidden dark magic to Dolan 37 (Elijah Wood), and a new Sizzle features Ciara's cover of The Rolling Stones' "Paint It, Black."

The modern world holds many secrets, but the most astounding secret of all is that witches still live amongst us; vicious supernatural creatures intent on unleashing the Black Death upon the world. Armies of witch hunters battled the unnatural enemy across the globe for centuries, including Kaulder (Vin Diesel), a valiant warrior who managed to slay the all-powerful Queen Witch, decimating her followers in the process. In the moments right before her death,
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