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Katee Sackhoff is often a name that pops up when casting a kick-ass female character based on her breakout role as Starbuck in Battlestar Galactica. She has since appeared in a similar role opposite Vin Diesel in this year's Riddick. She has also been linked to potential parts in the all female Expendables movie, Star Wars: Episode VII, and roles as either Ms. Marvel or Wonder Woman. With Gal Gadot getting the Wonder Woman role in Batman Vs Superman, that still leaves the other projects on »
- Alex Maidy
There’s something satisfactory about a series that does well, even if it is on a smaller network like A&E. For a show like Longmire, a few million views per episode is considered a hit, whereas if it were airing on CBC it would be considered a failure. Thankfully that’s not the case. In fact, it’s the exact opposite for Longmire, which is A&E’s most-watched drama ever. It’s a low bar to hit, sure, but it’s still something that matters. You should never think a few million isn’t a lot. Can you honestly say you watch a ton of A&E programming? I know I don’t. So Longmire amassing its viewer count is an achievement worth noting.
To celebrate the success of Longmire, A&E has renewed the drama for a third season now that A&E has closed a new deal with Warner Horizon. »
- Brody Gibson
Conspiracy on Jekyll Island
Martin Sheen is set to star in "The Whale," a new BBC One telemovie about the last voyage of the whaling ship Essex which was attacked and sunk by a sperm whale in the southern Pacific Ocean in 1820. Jonas Armstrong and Paul Kaye also star.
Sheen will play the elder version of Thomas Nickerson, a character that Charles Furness will play the teenage version of. The elder Nickerson's writings inspired Herman Melville to pen "Moby Dick". [Source: The Mirror]
50 Shades of Grey
- Garth Franklin
Breathe easy, “Longmire” fans; the A&E drama will be back for another season. The series has been given a 10-episode third season, the network said Monday. Also read: Mark and Donnie Wahlberg Serving ‘Wahlburgers’ for A&E Based on Craig Johnson’s mystery novels, “Longmire” stars “The Matrix” actor Robert Taylor as Walt Longmire, the charismatic, dedicated and unflappable sheriff of Absaroka County, Wyo. Katee Sackhoff, Lou Diamond Phillips, Bailey Chase, Cassidy Freeman and Adam Bartley also star. During its second season, “Longmire” — A&E’s most-watched original drama series — averaged 3.7 million total viewers, hitting a season high of 4.4 million total viewers with. »
- Tim Kenneally
It took awhile but A&E and Warner Horizon finally closed a deal for a 10-episode third season of the network’s most-watched drama series ever, Longmire. The announcement comes after Longmire executive producer John Coveny tweeted back in August, shortly after the series’ second-season finale: “The call just came: Season 3 for #Longmire is a Go!.” In its second season, Longmire averaged 3.7 million total viewers with the season finale episode August 26 delivering a season high of 4.4 million total viewers. “Longmire has become one of the most compelling dramas on television with a devoted audience and we are so proud of the show,” said A&E Gm David McKillop. Longmire, a contemporary crime thriller set in Big Sky country, is based on the Walt Longmire Mystery novels by author Craig Johnson. The series stars Australian actor Robert Taylor as Longmire, the charismatic, dedicated and unflappable sheriff of Absaroka County, Wyo, along with Katee Sackhoff, »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
Whether you saw it in theaters of not, you’ll never have gotten the full experience of Riddick, directed by David Twohy and starring Vin Diesel, until you’ve obtained and watched it in your home entertainment center. Here are all the details in the official press release below.
Vin Diesel Returns As The Most Wanted Man In The Universe In A Stunning New Chapter Of The Explosive Sci-fi Adventure Franchise Riddick Be The First To Own It On Digtal HD December 17, 2013 Never-before-seen Unrated Director’S Cut With Alternate Ending Coming To Blu-Ray™ Combo Pack Including Blu-Ray, DVD & Digital HD With Ultraviolet™ January 14, 2014 Also Available: Riddick: The Complete Collection Including Riddick, Pitch Black And The Chronicles Of Riddick Plus The Chronicles Of Riddick: Dark Fury “One Hell of a Thrill Ride.”—Joel D. Amos, Moviefanatic.Com
Universal City, California, November 12, 2013— Vin Diesel returns to the larger-than-life role »
- Jess Orso
Digital Release Date: Dec. 17, 2013, Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Jan. 14, 2014
Price: DVD $29.98, Blu-ray/DVD Combo $34.98
Diesel’s Riddick is still the most wanted man in the universe, and in this 2013 science fiction action film, he’s trapped on a sun-scorched planet and pursued by bounty hunters who are happy to capture Riddick alive or dead. Meanwhile, Riddick also has to survive savage alien creatures, hostile desert landscapes, monster storms, jet hogs and vast arrays of futuristic weaponry.
The R-rated movie also stars Karl Urban (Star Trek Into Darkness), Katee Sackhoff (TV’s Longmire), Jordi Molla (Colombiana), Bokeem Woodbine (Total Recall), WWE star Dave Bautista and two-time Grammy Award nominee Keri Lynn Hilson.
Vin Diesel returns to the larger-than-life role that made him a global superstar as Riddick blasts its way onto Blu-ray Combo Pack including Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD with UltraViolet on January 14, 2014, from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. The film will also be available on Digital HD December 17, 2013. The third feature film installment of the blockbuster series returns to its hardcore action roots with an all-new, no-holds-barred adventure from writer and director David Twohy, creator of the hit franchise.
Debuting an Unrated Director's Cut with even more intense, heart-pounding sequences not shown in theaters and an alternate ending, the Blu-ray Combo Pack includes bonus features that reveal the behind-the-scenes secrets of the heart-stopping thriller's incredible cast, uniquely talented crew and cutthroat characters. In addition, Riddick will be available in a new collection that includes all three movies in the groundbreaking franchise: Pitch Black, The Chronicles of Riddick and Riddick plus The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury »
Vin Diesel & David Twohy’s latest installment in their sci-fi/horror franchise, Riddick, is coming to Blu-ray December 17th! Streeting the same day is Riddick: The Complete Collection, consisting of Pitch Black, Chronicles Of Riddick, the animated film Dark Fury (available in 1080p for the first time!), and lastly Riddick.
We’ll be sure to update this post once artwork comes in for the standalone release and complete collection, but in the meantime check out the bonus features that will accompany the Riddick Blu-ray and DVD below!
Blu-ray Exclusive – The Twohy Touch: In this short film, writer and director David Twohy explains the development of Riddick, the third feature film in his high-concept sci-fi series. Interviews and on-set footage detail Twohy’s vision and inspiration, as well as the creative collaboration between the filmmaker and star Vin Diesel that takes the cult franchise to a new level. »
- Justin Edwards
Did you miss Riddick when it was released back in September? If so, for shame! You need to fix that wrong like right now, and thankfully your opportunity is coming as the flick is heading home.
From the Press Release
Vin Diesel returns to the larger-than-life role that made him a global superstar as Riddick blasts its way onto Blu-ray™ Combo Pack including Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD with UltraViolet™ on January 14, 2014, from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. The film will also be available on Digital HD December 17, 2013. The third feature film installment of the blockbuster series returns to its hardcore action roots with an all-new, no-holds-barred adventure from writer and director David Twohy, creator of the hit franchise.
Debuting an Unrated Director’s Cut with even more intense, heart-pounding sequences not shown in theaters and an alternate ending, the Blu-ray Combo Pack includes bonus features that reveal the behind-the-scenes secrets »
- Uncle Creepy
It has been announced that we’ll see a Riddick Blu-ray / DVD release in January. Here’s the official press release from Universal that includes the list of bonus features:
“Vin Diesel returns to the larger-than-life role that made him a global superstar as Riddick blasts its way onto Blu-ray™ Combo Pack including Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD with UltraViolet™ on January 14, 2014, from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. The film will also be available on Digital HD December 17, 2013. The third feature film installment of the blockbuster series returns to its hardcore action roots with an all-new, no-holds-barred adventure from writer and director David Twohy, creator of the hit franchise.
Debuting an Unrated Director’s Cut with even more intense, heart-pounding sequences not shown in theaters and an alternate ending, the Blu-ray Combo Pack includes bonus features that reveal the behind-the-scenes secrets of the heart-stopping thriller’s incredible cast, uniquely talented crew and cutthroat characters. »
- Jonathan James
Odd List Ryan Lambie 6 Nov 2013 - 06:50
From random films with altered names to unrelated storylines, we take a look at 15 incredibly tenuous horror and sci-fi film sequels...
The profit-driven nature of filmmaking usually means that, if a movie's a hit, sequels follow. And it's sometimes the case that, particularly in the realm of low-budget sci-fi and horror, those sequels are trotted out in a rush, or don't have anything to do with the film they're following.
This isn't to say that the sequels on this list are necessarily bad - it's a proper mixed bag of the great, the mediocre and the downright awful - but in each instance, these sequels have only vague links to their predecessors, or worse still, they're entirely different films rebranded to fit an existing franchise.
Our list is by no means definitive - rather, we've chosen a collection of films that we find the most memorable. »
Short Term 12 | Philomena | Thor: The Dark World | Milius | Gloria | Nosferatu The Vampyre | Drinking Buddies | Cutie And The Boxer | Child's Pose | The Nun | The Haunting In Connecticut 2: Ghosts Of Georgia | A Nightmare On Elm Stret
Short Term 12 (15)
A film that makes you care about people who care about people, this compact indie doesn't have to look hard for drama in a foster care home, whose young workers need help as much as the damaged teens in their charge. The storylines are a little convenient, but it's an emotional watch, and Larson is outstanding.
Faith issues, "human interest" and even buddy comedy blend smoothly in this true-life tale of a retired Irish woman's search for her adult son, aided by a sceptical English hack. »
- Steve Rose
Earlier this week we reported on potential casting on the all-female action spin-off The Expendabelles. Yes, Sylvester Stallone’s crazy creation, which is currently shooting its second sequel with Patrick Hughes at the helm, is set to blossom with a group of lovely, ass-kicking ladies leaving the kitchen (sorry) and cleaning up their own chaos. We already know Haywire’s Gina Carano, You’Re Next’s Sharni Vinson and Riddick’s Katee Sackhoff are in the cast with the producers wanting to keep the feminine aspect and have targeted a female director.
Well, it’s looking like Green Street (Hooligans) and the underrated Punisher: War Zone director Lexi Alexander could be the name to let these ladies loose. She’s tweeted a message with an image of the front page of the script suggesting she’s definitely interested!
This just arrived. I’m reading it asap because of all your kind messages, »
- Craig Hunter
Another trio of names could soon be set to join the already confirmed Katee Sackhoff (Riddick), Gina Carano (Haywire) and Sharni Vinson (You’Re Next) in the all-female version of the action ensemble franchise, The Expendables. Millennium Films chief Avi Lerner has claimed in the Bulgarian press that he is negotiating with superstar actresses Meryl Streep, Cameron Diaz and Milla Jovovich to feature in the forthcoming untitled project currently known as The Expendabelles. Lerner also confirmed he’s looking at potential female directors in keeping with everything “all woman”.
The film has a script by Legally Blonde scribes Karen McCullah Lutz and Kirsten Smith but could this all be bravado on the part of the producer (and would Steep in particular even touch anything like this)? We suspect his back-up (or addition casting) will include Terminator’s Linda Hamilton, Alien’s Sigourney Weaver, The Long Kiss Goodnight’s Geena Davis »
- Craig Hunter
Lerner has revealed to Standart that he has entered discussions with several stars about the project.
Meryl Streep has also been named as a possible actress to lead the movie.
He said: "There will be battles, special and visual effects and stunts - the spectacle will be equivalent to what Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Statham, Harrison Ford, Mel Gibson and Jean Claude Van Damme have done.
> 'The Expendabelles': Which female action stars deserve a comeback?
"Two excellent screenwriters are already working on the picture. Now we are in search of a female director."
Millennium Films chief Avi Lerner has dropped a pretty big scoop to Bulgarian site the Standart. He reveals that he's currently with Meryl Streep, Cameron Diaz and Milla Jovovich to star in The ExpendaBelles -- the all-female Expendables spin-off, which is also said to have Katee Sackhoff and Gina Carano on board. Lerner is quoted as saying: "The action movie will be spectacular – and in nothing inferior to the three male movies of the "The Expendables." There will be battles, special and visual effects and stunts - the spectacle will be equivalent to what Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Statham, Harrison Ford, Mel Gibson, Bruce Willis and Jean Claude van Damme have done ... Two excellent screenwriters (Legally Blonde writers McCullah Lutz and Kirsten Smith) are already working on the picture. Now we are in search of a female director." He also says that that the story will take place »
As The Expendables 3 continues production, producer Avi Lerner and his Millennium Films banner are rounding up a different version of the action ensemble, but this time it will be a whole crew of women called The ExpendaBelles. This is separate from the project that producer Adi Shankar is putting together with Gina Carano and Katee Sackhoff, and the cast is much more recognizable. Speaking to a Bulgarian newspaper (via Deadline), Lerner said that he was currently in talks with Milla Jovovich and Cameron Diaz to take roles, which makes sense because they've done action. But he also mentioned Meryl Streep. Frankly, it's not that unreasonable of an idea. After all, if Helen Mirren can be a bad ass in the Red series, why can't Meryl Streep kick some asses too? Previously she did The River Wild, but hasn't really gone back to action since then. Legally Blonde writers Karen McCullah »
- Ethan Anderton
Yes, The ExpendaBelles is exactly what you think it is. The Expendables producer Avi Lerner is producing an all-female version of Sly Stallone’s macho-man action franchise, replacing testosterone with estrogen and buff badasses with, well, sexier, female badasses.
While Adi Shankar is attempting to cash in on the same idea, putting together an untitled project with Gina Carano and Katee Sackhoff mentioned to potentially star, it looks like Lerner will beat Shankar to the punch. With The Expendables 3 currently shooting in Bulgaria, Avi decided to talk to the local press about destroying their country yet again with explosions and manliness, but also confirmed his plans for The ExpendaBelles – along with a list of actresses currently in negotiations for roles.
According to Lerner:
“The action movie will be spectacular – and in nothing inferior to the three male movies of the “The Expendables” There will be battles, special and visual »
- Matt Donato
There are two all-female-cast action/thrillers – inspired by Sylvester Stallone’s hit macho action throwback franchise The Expendables – that are being developed by Hollywood right now. One is an untitled project that producer Adi Shankar (The Grey, Dredd, Killing Them Softly) is currently putting together, with Gina Carano (Fast & Furious 6) and Katee Sackhoff (Riddick) very loosely attached to star… whenever it comes together, that is.
Meanwhile, Expendables franchise producer Avi Lerner is backing a direct spinoff of Sly’s 1980s/90s-inspired action brand, called The ExpendaBelles. Since The Expendables 3 concludes principal photography in Bulgaria this week, Lerner was in the country and spoke to the country’s press about what everyone can expect ...
- Sandy Schaefer
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