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Eric Kripke wrote the Teleplay for this episode based on the myth and folklore surrounding the wendigo. Yes I've said it before and I'll say it again -- everytime I hear wendigo, I regress back to Piper (Holly Marie Coombs) in Charmed (TV) who was turned into one; but they cured her! It's permanently imprinted on my brain! Oops. This episode, Sam ( Jared Padelecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) find themselves at Blackwater Ridge, Lost Creek, Colorado; where some campers in the woods have vanished. Before all that, Sam has to bid farewell to the lost love of his life, Jess (Adrienne Palicki) at Palo Alto, California. Here Sam confesses to her in death, what he should have done in life. Now it's too late, but he must come out and say it -- "...I should've prepared you, I should've told you the truth!" Oh, heart wrenching scene! Her hand reaches »
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Superheroes are about to take a on a new perspective. SyFy had its eye on two particular new dramas featuring people with abilities, Alphas and Three Inches, over the last year. The network has greenlit Alphas for eleven episodes in addition to the ninety-minute pilot order and still “continues to be interested in” Three Inches, that also has a ninety-minute pilot order.
After a rough start, Alphas which began as a project named Section 8 with BermanBraun Television in 2007, is expected to begin filming early next year in Toronto with a 2011 summer debut. Mark Stern, VP of Original Programming at Syfy loved a new take on the superhero genre, pointing to the fact that Alphas puts a different spin on “the idea of ordinary people who have one slightly extraordinary feature about them and are singularly not so special but together can do extraordinary things.” Check out the show’s »
- Lillian 'zenbitch' Standefer
The new series Alphas will be about a group of people with brain anomalies who have special mental and physical abilities. They are led by Dr. Lee Rosen (David Strathairn), and investigate other cases that Alphas might be involved with that are otherwise ignored by the government authorities. A 90 minute pilot was already shot and directed by Jack Bender (Lost) and now the SyFy network has picked up 11 additional episodes. The show is slated to premiere in the summer of 2011 and will be filming in Toronto.
New York – December 8, 2010 – Syfy has enlisted Alphas (working title) to join its slate of original scripted series by greenlighting the wry, action-adventure project from writers Zak Penn (X-Men: The Last Stand, The Avengers, »
After the war drama Passchendaele, Paul Gross comes up with another populist blockbuster. While some may find Gunless funny, Paul Gross's latest action film is also a little bit mindless. That's too bad, because Canada's own conquest of the West is replete with interesting stories to tell.
So, "once upon a time... in the North", a severely wounded American gunslinger rides into a small Canadian frontier town after he had been involved in a confrontation. Before he can leave the town, the Montana Kid (Paul Gross) must wait for the local Chinese seamstress to fix his clothes. In the meantime, he borrows some Chinese clothes. As for the local blacksmith (Tyler Mane), after he had taken care of the Kid's horse, he called the Kid a "common". Provoked, the Montana Kid defies the blacksmith into a duel.
Unfortunately, the only gun available in the town belongs to Jane Taylor »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Anh Khoi Do)
It's all about a homicide detective with multiple personality disorder – and Callum Keith Rennie is just the man for the role
I love Callum Keith Rennie. I loved him in Don McKellar's film Last Night, I loved him as Lew Ashby in Californication, I loved him above all as Detective Stanley Raymond Kowalski in the later series of Due South. I even sat through David Cronenberg's eXistenZ just to see him, and that's a Jennifer Jason Leigh-filled two hours of my life I'm never getting back.
He's a brilliant, mercurial actor, alternately twinkling and smirking, calm and volatile, intense and insouciant, intelligent and suddenly adrift. He turns on a sixpence and it is quite mesmerising to watch.
As such, he is the perfect choice to play the lead in the new police drama Shattered (Mondays, Hallmark). Ben Sullivan is a homicide detective with multiple personality disorder. It's been in apparent abeyance, »
- Lucy Mangan
For the second week running, there's a lot to get through over the next seven days of UK telly, so we'll be short and, hopefully, sweet in helping you set your reminders early.
8 Out Of 10 Cats bids farewell to Tellyville tonight, Friday, October 15th at 10:00pm on Channel 4. The show, hosted by Jimmy Carr with team captains Sean Lock and Jason Manford, will, no doubt, get the groans going amid the giggles, with this week's guest comedians Rufus Hound and Russell Kane seeing the current series out.
The Pillars Of The Earth debuts on Saturday, October 16th at 9:00pm on Channel 4. The mini-series, set in 12th century England, stars Donald Sutherland, Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell and Hayley Atwell and looks like a »
Directed by: Christian Alvart
Written by: Ray Wright
Emily Jenkins has a rather unenviable job; as a social worker, she must get involved with troubled and potentially dangerous families in order to ensure their young children are not facing harm. Such it is when she meets Lilith Sullivan, a precocious young girl with two seriously creepy parents. Jenkins feels something is very amiss with the family, and after receiving a particularly alarming phone call from Sullivan she grabs a sympathetic detective and heads out to the girl's home, thus narrowly preventing young Sullivan from being baked to death by her crazy parents.
There just aren't many things more endearing and lovable than a small child narrowly escaping being broiled at a cozy 450 degrees Fahrenheit, and Jenkins is quickly taken with the girl. The crazy »
- Tristan Sinns
How sad is it when a horror movie appears to be aiming for overwrought and still ends up underbaked? This overly familiar, wholly unoriginal would-be psychological thriller provokes few reactions outside of boredom and -- in, sadly, too few moments -- derisive laughter. Renee Zellweger (Monsters vs. Aliens) is an overworked but conscientious social worker, so she does her best when she’s handed her 39th active case, right up to taking in the young girl (Jodelle Ferland) after her parents try to kill her. (Biggest waste of a concentrated talent? Underappreciated Canadian actor Callum Keith Rennie [Battlestar Galactica] as the kid’s desperate father. Though Ian McShane [The Sorcerer’s Apprentice] as a cop is a close second.) Apparently Zellweger has seen none of the 10,000 other demon-child flicks, and even the kid’s name -- Lilith, same as a certain legendary demoness, in a certain twisted version of Biblical folklore -- doesn’t tip her off. »
- MaryAnn Johanson
New 'Case 39' movie delivered lots of suspense,twists & thrills. Paramount Vantage released their new mystery/thriller flick "Case 39" into theaters this weekend. I checked it out last night,and was pretty damn impressed with it. It delivered some great twists,along with really suspenseful scenes. The movie stars: Renée Zellweger, Jodelle Ferland, Ian McShane, Bradley Cooper, Kerry O’Malley, Callum Keith Rennie, Adrian Lester, Georgia Craig, and Cynthia Stevenson. "Case 39" movie revolved characters Emily Jenkins (Renee Zellweger) and Lilith Sullivan (Jodelle Ferland). Emily is a social worker who takes Lilith's case to check up on how she's doing with her parents. They appear to be very strange and sets off red flags with Emily. So, she keeps a close eye on Lilith,and eventually rescues her from being killed by her parents. »
"Ludicrous thriller" may not sound like a compliment, but rest assured that in the case of Christian Alvart's Case 39, released wide today in the Us, it is both an accurate description and more than modest praise. Shelved for more than two years and thus unfairly assumed to be dreck, the film instead proves to be an intense drama that touches on the horrific before morphing into something else.
Coming in cold, without prior knowledge of the plot's twists and turns, it took me a while to figure out in what sub-genre the film belongs. Once that becomes clear, the plot's trajectory becomes more predictable. Even with full knowledge, however, I'd argue that Alvart's ability to steer the narrative through sharp, tight turns without slowing down gives the proceedings a giddy rush that overcomes the story's more ridiculous elements.
The opening sequences set the tone for a family abuse scenario. »
'Case 39' movie trailer features intense,thrilling scenes. Paramount Vantage released their new horror flick "Case 39" into theaters today,and the movie trailer (below) features some pretty intense scenes,which include a vicious dog barking and a guy getting killed by a whole bunch of multiplying bugs. The movie stars: Renée Zellweger, Jodelle Ferland, Ian McShane, Bradley Cooper, Kerry O’Malley, Callum Keith Rennie, Adrian Lester, Georgia Craig, and Cynthia Stevenson. »
Top critics gave new 'Case 39' movie very negative reviews so far. Paramount Vantage released their new horror flick "Case 39" into theaters today,and the top critics don't seem to be to impressed with it so far. Right now,only three reviews are in,so it might pick up some steam later on. The movie stars: Renée Zellweger, Jodelle Ferland, Ian McShane, Bradley Cooper, Kerry O’Malley, Callum Keith Rennie, Adrian Lester, Georgia Craig, and Cynthia Stevenson. Ian Nathan at Empire gave it a C- rating . He stated, "Manages to be both very silly and highly forgettable. Only for those who collect killer-children films." Jordan Mintzer at Variety gave it a very bad D rating . He said, "This ludicrous outing from helmer Christian Alvart "Pandorum" and scribe Ray Wright "The Crazies" takes its psycho-satanic babble much too seriously, and should elicit more laughs than frights." »
It's like I just wrote one of these. Amazingly enough, after more than a week of genre movies, it seems that the world went on without us, with several films opening up in Austin this week. If the pollen in the air drives you indoors, here are your choicesin new releases in town:
Anjaana Anjaani -- Two strangers on a bi-coastal road trip in India, with "hilarious misadventures." (Tinseltown 17)
Case 39 -- Finally getting a release, this horror mystery starring Renée Zellweger as a social worker fighting to save an abused girl (Jodelle Ferland of Tideland fame) also stars Ian McShane, Bradley Cooper and Callum Keith Rennie. With that cast, it's worth a watch. (wide)
Enthiran -- Also known as "Robot," this Bollywood tale about a scientist creates a robot he sets loose in the world with unexpected results. (Tinseltown 17)
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- Jenn Brown
Directed by Christian Alvart
Emily (Renee Zellweger) is a Child Services worker who's already got more cases than she can handle when her boss (Adrian Lester) asks her to take on a 39th. Since Emily is played by Renee Zellweger, she squints her eyes, purses her lips, and buckles down, because she's got the heart, gosh darn it, to take on any challenge, and this one is no different.
She investigates the titular Case 39, a cute little girl named Lilly (Jodelle Ferland) who it seems is being tormented by her parents. You can tell that the parents are crazy because they constantly glare with wide eyes; the mother (Kerry O'Malley) has a bleach-white face with big zits on it, and the father (Callum Keith Rennie) is perpetually filthy and refuses to speak to Emily directly. But »
- Mike Chesnut
Case 39 is the latest thriller from director Christian Alvart, the man who brought us last year's scary sci-fi roller coaster ride Pandorum. The movie follows family services social worker Emily Jenkins (Renée Zellweger), a woman who thinks she has seen it all in her lifetime. That is, until she meets 10-year old Lilith Sullivan (Jodelle Ferland) and the child's cruel and dangerous parents.
Emily's worst fears are confirmed when the parents attempt to harm Lily. Frightened for the young girl's life, Emily enlists the help of Detective Mike Barron (Ian McShane), who takes Lily in while Jenkins searches for the perfect foster family. Just when it seems as though the young girl is on her way to a more loving home, under the guidance of Emily and a psychiatrist (Bradley Cooper), dark forces surrounding Lily come to light and, little do they all know, their attempts to protect »
ShockTillYouDrop.com visited the Vancouver set of Case 39 and has posted the first part of its set visit along with exclusive photos from the horror film. Directed by Christian Alvart, the October 1st release stars Renée Zellweger, Jodelle Ferland, Ian McShane, Bradley Cooper, Kerry O'Malley, Callum Keith Rennie, Adrian Lester, Georgia Craig and Cynthia Stevenson. In Case 39 , family services social worker Emily Jenkins (Zellweger) thinks she has seen it all... until she meets 10-year old Lilith Sullivan (Ferland) and the child's cruel and dangerous parents. Her worst fears are confirmed when the parents try to harm Lily, their only daughter. Frightened for her life, Emily enlists the help of Detective Mike Barron (McShane) and takes Lily in while she continues the search for »
Today’s is Callum Keith Rennie’s 50th birthday, and we get presents: I just added DaVinci’s Inquest to my Netflix queue -- I’d heard of the show but didn’t realize Rennie appeared in it... I hope Rennie shows up on Caprica eventually... Must visit Canada if boys come in packages like this up there... I’m posting pictures like these every weekday, of a man who is attractive and desirable, because I like to look, dammit -- and because the female gaze doesn’t have to be such serious business. (If you have a suggestion for someone we should female-gaze at, feel free to email me with a name or a link to a particular photo.) »
- MaryAnn Johanson
It's difficult to write about Bruce McDonald's latest film, if only because I feel like I'm examining someone else's very personal correspondence. Co-star Tracy Wright, a truly bright light of Canadian theatre, television, and film, died this summer of cancer. She was only 50. Trigger, rushed into production as her health declined, is really a love letter to her from many of the people who held her dear. Her performance is her letter back: to her husband; to her friends; to her professional community; perhaps most of all to her art. It's a letter delivered personally, so to speak.
Vic (Wright) and Kat (Molly Parker) had a measure of success with their final band together, the titular Trigger. A decade or so after their band and their friendship implode on stage due to (remember, this is a Bruce McDonald film) drugs, alcohol, sex, and self-loathing, they meet again to make »
Reviewed at the 2010 Toronto Film Festival.
It is hard to imagine a more appropriate film than "Trigger" to open the Bell Lightbox in Toronto, though festival organizers who intend the gleaming cube in the middle of downtown to be their new home might do well to prepare to have the roof blown off after this premiere alone. For the most part, the latest from "Pontypool" director Bruce McDonald is actually quite quiet, a tête-à-tête between two of Canada's finest actresses Molly Parker and Tracy Wright as they navigate a one-off reunion of their grrrl rock band from the '90s. And while their band Trigger is quite loud -- think Veruca Salt with a dash of Stevie Nicks -- it's the little throwaway moments offstage that speak volumes.
Like a soothing B-side to McDonald's grungy 1996 punk mockumentary "Hard Core Logo," McDonald is once again drawn to the idea of what »
- Stephen Saito
Entertainment One, a Canadian independent film distributor, has finally released online the first trailer of Bruce McDonald's Trigger. The film will be released in Canada on September 30 and is currently being shown at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Trigger is the story of a friendship between two women. Victoria ."Vic". Sawchyn (Tracy Wright) and Kathryn ".Kat". Lake (Molly Parker) are friends from childhood who started a neighbourhood band together . sort of like the Go-Go's meet Patti Smith with a little Siouxsie and the Banshees thrown in. Sticking to their rock .n' roll dream, they continued to trade up bands until they began to have real success with a hit single and a European tour. On the tour, things went to hell and, due to egos and drugs and rock .n. roll, the band imploded as did the friendship. Now it's 10 years later and a local record label is having »
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