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M. Night Shyamalan says 'Wayward Pines' is nothing like 'Twin Peaks'

5 hours ago | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

M. Night Shyamalan would like to make one thing perfectly clear: "Wayward Pines" is nothing like "Twin Peaks." "I think when it's all said and done, it has nothing to do with ['Twin Peaks']," said the director when I brought up inevitable comparisons between the two series during our chat at San Diego Comic-Con. "'Twin Peaks' and Tim Burton movies, they're just different tonalities. The world is different. Everyone speaks different. That's just the way it is. And in our...show, 'Wayward Pines,' everyone's acting very odd. You have to watch for ten episodes and you'll understand why they're acting odd. There's a reason. There's a grounded reason." In other words: while "Twin Peaks" might as well take place in an alternate universe, "Wayward Pines" is very much based in reality. So will all our questions be answered by the end of the show? And how about a second season? »

- Chris Eggertsen

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Comic-Con: M. Night Shyamalan Talks Wayward Pines, the Difficulty of Learning the TV Process, Keeping the Show Grounded, and More

29 July 2014 1:00 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Based on the best-selling novel Pines by Blake Crouch and brought to life by filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan, Wayward Pines is the intense new mind-bending, 10-episode event thriller from Fox.  When Secret Service Agent Ethan Burke (Matt Dillon) drives to the town of Wayward Pines, Idaho, to search for two missing federal agents, mysteries within the town pile up and Burke quickly begins to wonder whether he’ll ever make it out again.  The show also stars Terrence Howard, Carla Gugino, Melissa Leo, Toby Jones, Juliette Lewis, Reed Diamond, Shannyn Sossamon, Tim Griffin and Charlie Tahan. While at Comic-Con to premiere the series, executive producer/pilot director M. Night Shyamalan spoke to press at a roundtable interview about what attracted him to this script, why TV is a better medium for this story, getting their first choice actor for each role, working with such a talented cast, how hard he found the TV experience, »

- Christina Radish

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#SDCC14: See Highlights from Fox TV's Wayward Pines and Sleepy Hollow Panels

26 July 2014 12:04 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Day 2 of San Diego Comic-Con was jam-packed with horror goodies, and Fox TV brought two of them to the show: "Sleepy Hollow" and "Wayward Pines." Check out this pair of videos the network just released featuring highlights from both of them.

In the first, the cast of "Sleepy Hollow" all say what they would like to see happen in the upcoming Season 2, which premieres on September 22nd. If you're still not quite caught up, the Season 1 Blu-ray and DVD arrive on September 16th.

"Sleepy Hollow" focuses on a resurrected Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison), who’s pulled two and a half centuries through time to unravel a mystery that dates all the way back to America’s founding fathers. Along for the wild ride is a modern-day cop, Lt. Abbie Mills (Nicole Beharie). Joining the show this coming season are Timothy Busfield (“thirtysomething”) as Benjamin Franklin, plus “House of Cards” star »

- Debi Moore

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M. Night Shyamalan Talks Shift to TV With Fox Mini 'Wayward Pines'

25 July 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

M. Night Shyamalan marks his TV debut with Fox miniseries Wayward Pines, an event series with an all-star cast that has already been compared to Twin Peaks. The mini, set for 2015, will make its debut on Friday at Comic-Con in San Diego, where it will screen for fans as part of the network's offerings. The 10-episode drama is based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Blake Crouch and is described as a thriller in the vein of Twin Peaks. The project revolves around Ethan Burke (Matt Dillon), a Secret Service agent who

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- Lesley Goldberg

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Interview: Director Mike Cahill, Actor Michael Pitt on ‘I Origins’

23 July 2014 5:46 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – The debate between science and intelligent design (God) will go on as long as man evolves and searches for answers. A new and provocative film, “I Origins,” takes on the challenge of the debate through storytelling, and features hot actor Michael Pitt (“Boardwalk Empire”), directed by Mike Cahill (“Another Earth”).

Mike Cahill also teams again up with actress Brit Marling, who plays a research co-worker to Pitt’s main scientist character. Her last collaboration with Cahill, “Another Earth” – Marling also co-wrote the script – also investigated the concept of scientific certainly when faced with the mystery of an expansive and perplexing universe. In “I Origins,” the examination of the unique nature of the eye is explored, especially within its definition as a “window to the soul.”

Mike Cahill (center) and Michael Pitt Set Up a Camera for ‘I Origins

Photo credit: Fox Searchlight Pictures

Michael Pitt is as memorable at times as James Dean, »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Remembering the Unforgettable Summer of 2004

17 July 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Believe it or not kids, there was once a time when Amanda Seyfried and Rachel McAdams were largely unknown actresses with second billing to Lindsay Lohan, who was considered the most promising star of her generation, when Tom Cruise could star in a movie without Scientology and Oprahgate entering the discussion and when an M. Night Shyamalan film was something to look forward to. If I said that 2004 was the most important summer in filmdom I’d be biased, because that was the first time I started to treat the critical viewing of films as a serious pursuit, so if I said that the films that came out that summer — Anchorman, Shrek 2, and Mean Girls -- were like nothing I’d ever seen before, that’s accurate in a way, as I was paying attention to films in a way I hadn’t before. Still, 2004 was an unforgettable summer (if you don’t count the forgettable »

- Orrin Konheim

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Josh Soriano’s Five Best “Old Dark House” Films

14 July 2014 3:07 AM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

On a stormy night, amidst the the trees on a fog-shrouded​ hilltop, a large house sits. Inside, a group of people have come together to hear the reading of a will. As the night continues, the ​​storm’s grasp strengthens and renders it impossible for the group to leave. They’ll have to spend the night. However, one amongst them is a murderer and will do anything in his/her power to be the next heir, including killing the guests off one by one. Before daybreak the killer will traverse throughout the house by secret passages, terrorizing each guest and creating a panic, while our protagonists race to solve the mystery.

Sound familiar? It should. It’s the classic scenario ​of what are known as ​”Old Dark House​​​” films that were popularized in the 30s and 40s in cinema. If you’ve ever watched a Saturday night horror film on basic television, »

- Josh Soriano

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Comic-Con 2014 Schedule for Friday, July 25th

11 July 2014 11:37 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

San Diego Comic-Con has released the full schedule of events for Friday, July 25, following the Thursday schedule that was released yesterday. You can clickHere to view the lineup in its entirety, which includes numerous comic book panels and events, but we have pulled out all of the movie, DVD and TV-related panels for your convenience.

Friday, July 25

10:00am - 11:00am - Cartoon Network: Uncle Grandpa & Clarence

Good mornin'! What's better than a panel of one Cartoon Network Comedy? Two cartoon network comedies! That's right fans, prepare yourself for double the comedy, double the fun and double the friends with Uncle Grandpa and Clarence! Join the always-entertaining cast and crew for a behind-the-scenes look at two of the newest hit shows on Cartoon Network. It's woooooorth it. Appearing from Uncle Grandpa are creator Peter Browngardt (Uncle Grandpa), Kevin Michael Richardson (Mr. Gus), and Eric Bauza (Belly Bag). Appearing from »

- MovieWeb

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#SDCC14: Day Two (July 25th) Horror Highlights Include The Walking Dead, Sleepy Hollow, Horns, Everly, The Originals, Wayward Pines, Bates Motel, Tusk, and More

11 July 2014 11:13 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

We're back with the horror highlights of Day 2 of this year's Sdcc, and you better rest up! On tap are "The Walking Dead," "Bates Motel," "Sleepy Hollow," Hellboy creator Mike Mignola, Scream Factory, and More!

What you'll find below is just the tip of the iceberg (and it does include a few "fringe" panels that we thought might be interest). Be sure to visit the official San Diego Comic-Con 2014 website for the full lineup.

Day 2: Friday, July 25, 2014

10:00 Am - Publishers Weekly: Behind the Digital Line

As digital comics have become a driving force of the medium, more publishers and creators have launched digital first lines of comics. How do publishers and creators deal with the unique properties of the web and tablet? How do readers react? Are they an evolution from webcomics or their own medium? And how will technological evolution affect storytelling as more choices arise? Pw's »

- Debi Moore

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When Aliens Invade: 8 Great Invasion Movies

9 July 2014 11:05 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The alien invasion scenario is a common one in cinema – and for good reason. If movies are a mirror, reflecting social anxieties and regrets, then the alien invasion trope is one of the most adaptable allegories imaginable. For decades, filmmakers have used it to discuss military policies, fear of technology and concern over environmental abuses. Our scientific progress as a species, in conflict with the moral progress of our conscience, and our natural fear of change, are all to be found in the alien invasion movie. There are three main types of cinematic alien invasion – each serving a different purpose – although variations and combinations do occasionally appear. These are Occupation, Infiltration and Raid.

The Occupation alien invasion movie addresses two main concerns about the human condition. First, are the films featuring aliens that want our planet, and are entirely disinterested in us. We are inconsequential, and serve no purpose. We »

- Sarah Myles

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Dialogues: Talking Robots; or Michael Bay's "Transformers: Age of Extinction"

8 July 2014 6:09 AM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

Last year Notebook failed to cover what ended up being one of our favorite films of 2013, Michael Bay's Pain & Gain. Upon the release of his latest movie, Transformers: Age of Extinction, we henceforth resume our perhaps morbid fascination with the American director. Previous Notebook writings on Bay include Ryland Walker Knight on the second Transformers movie, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009), Daniel Kasman and Fernando F. Croce each on the franchise's third film, Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011), three critics' three takes on Bad Boys II (2003), and Uncas Blythe's monstrous overview of the cinema of Michael Bay.

The following conversation between Adam Cook and Daniel Kasman took place over email.

Adam Cook: How do we watch Transformers

We know what we're getting into with a Michael Bay film, and in particular the fourth installment of this blockbuster series. We're familiar with the pitfalls, the vapidity, the ideological murkiness, »

- Adam Cook

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Watch: 5-Minute Tribute To Cinematographer Roger Deakins, 'Shadows In The Valley'

2 July 2014 8:09 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

The CV of filmmakers cinematographer Roger Deakins has amassed speaks for itself, with the Coen Brothers, Andrew Dominik, Martin Scorsese, Sam MendesRon HowardEdward ZwickNorman JewisonM. Night ShyamalanPaul HaggisJohn Sayles and David Mamet all utilizing his exceptional talents behind the camera. And certainly we're big fans. Deakins provided our "Best Shot Of The Year" from Denis Villeneuve's "Prisoners" (and he'll be reteaming with the director on "Sicario"), and we took the time to highlight his 5 Best Films. And today we have another way to appreciate the cinematographer. A five-minute tribute, "Shadows In The Valley," has emerged online and it's an evocative summary of Deakins' work. Utilizing Nick Cave and Warren Ellis' "Song For Bob" from "The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford" (which is featured), the video runs through sixteen of Deakins' »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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'The Legend of Korra,' Season 3: TV Review

27 June 2014 3:24 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

If your only exposure to the world of Avatar: The Last Airbender came by way of M. Night Shyamalan’s 2010 feature film adaptation, then I am truly sorry. I can see how that limp, bland take on creators Michael Dante Dimartino and Bryan Konietzko’s blisteringly entertaining animated series would steer you away from ever checking out the source material. And that’s a shame, because Avatar -- a story about a world where certain people can “bend” the four elements to their will and a young Airbender named Aang who is destined to be the Avatar, who alone can restore balance to

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- Marc Bernardin

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Mark Wahlberg: Spotlight on the Stars

25 June 2014 1:24 PM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

For this week’s spotlight piece, I wanted to flip back from last weeks’s old school pick and take a look at a more modern A-lister, and this one happens to be Mark Wahlberg. He can be easy to make fun of at times, especially if he’s in a silly type of film like this week’s Transformers: Age of Extinction, but one can’t forget that he’s a two time Academy Award nominee and he’s one of the savvier actors in Hollywood. He’s as in touch with his audience as anyone and one of the seemingly more genuine people in the business. That can go a long way for someone like Wahlberg, who has pretty much as bright a future as a current A-lister can have. Wahlberg has done way more in the business than many realize. Once again, just look at the filmmakers he’s worked with. »

- Joey Magidson

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The Legend Of Korra Coming This Fall From Platinum Games

25 June 2014 11:15 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

In news I definitely wasn’t expecting to hear today, Platinum Games, the developer behind titles such as Bayonetta and Vanquish, is working on a game based around the hit Nickelodeon TV Show, The Legend of Korra. The title will be published by Activision and is currently slated for a digital release on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Windows PC later this year.

Taking place during the shows second and third seasons, The Legend of Korra will feature a story written by series scribe Tim Hedrick. Fans of the show can look forward into stepping into the titular Avatar’s shoes, as she uses her various elemental based attacks in order to fight off familiar foes, as well as battle other Benders in a 3-on-3 Pro-Bending arena.

A separate version of The Legend Of Korra will also hit the Nintendo 3Ds this year. Developed by Webfoot Technologies, perhaps »

- Eric Hall

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Auteur of Action: Michael Bay in the Criterion Collection

19 June 2014 8:25 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The Criterion Collection has a pedigree that few other media distribution outlets can match. Widely respected for bringing consumers the highest possible quality editions of landmark, respected, and exemplary films, their only peer is perhaps the Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab (an audiophile-focused line of remastered classic albums), and the Mfsl doesn’t have nearly the same skill at curating its catalogue. To be a Criterion film means something in the film community because it implies a level of artistic excellence. Solaris, The Seventh SealIkiruThe 400 Blows. Even if you haven’t seen these films, they mean something in the common language of film buffs; they imply a level of excellence. To be a Criterion film is, contextually, to be the top of your form. Browsing the list of releases reads like a must-watch list for any engaged film fan.

However, with any list so carefully organized and selected, »

- Michelle

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‘White Knuckles,’ ‘The Beauty of Sharks’ and ‘White Shadows’ Among Standouts at Paris Coproduction Village

16 June 2014 4:00 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paris — Pia Marais’ South African drama “White Knuckles,” Karim Ainouz’s French Riviera-set thriller “The Beauty of Sharks” and Fabio Mollo’s psychological suspenser “White Shadows” were the standout projects pitched at the inaugural of Paris Coproduction Village.

“Knuckles” tells the tale of an Australian stuntwoman who returns to her native South Africa after her mother is brutally attacked. As the young woman starts to investigate the crime, she discovers the bleak reality: Violence perpetrated against women and organized crime run rampant among the white Afrikaners living in post-apartheid Africa.

Trish Lake at Australian shingle Freshwater Pictures is producing the €2.3 million ($2.7 million) film. A Swedish-South African helmer, Marais last directed “Layla Fourie,” which played at Berlin in 2013.

Lake, who was pitching the project with Marais at the Paris Coproduction Village, said Freshwater Pictures is in discussions with a well-known young Australian actress for the role.

Lake added Marais’ reference for »

- Elsa Keslassy

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Michael Pitt Starrer ‘I Origins’ to Open Karlovy Vary

11 June 2014 3:43 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — The Karlovy Vary Intl. Film Festival will open with the international premiere of Mike Cahill’s “I Origins,” which will be attended by the film’s lead actor Michael Pitt, Cahill and actress Astrid Berges-Frisbey.

Pic enters on a young scientist whose work investigates the human eye. His research leads him to the discovery of surprising links between the human physiognomy and psyche, with implications bordering on the mystical.

The film garnered a great deal of attention at this year’s Sundance film festival, where it won the Alfred P. Sloan prize for films focusing on science, and was picked up by Fox Searchlight for worldwide distribution.

The film marked out Cahill, who won the same prize at Sundance three years ago for “Another Earth,” as a promising filmmaker to watch.

Pitt previously attended Karlovy Vary in 2005, when he presented Gus Van Sant’s Last Days.”

Pitt broke through »

- Leo Barraclough

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10 Most Unwatchable TV to Movie Adaptations

10 June 2014 2:30 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

22 Jump Street is in theaters this weekend, and its one of the few TV-to-Movie franchises that has gotten it right. This comes after so many have gotten it really wrong! Adapting a hit television show to the big screen seems like it would be an easy thing. The source material is great, there's an existing audience, it should be money in the bank. But bigger does not mean better. There's more than enough examples of great TV turned into garbage cinema. So much so, there was a fair amount of difficulty and debate narrowing it down to ten, epically awful movies. Criteria had to be established. There must be a method to this madness. Terrible films like The Smurfs, Scooby Doo, Yogi Bear, or The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas still has an appeal to younger audiences who might actually be entertained by it. It does have some value. Once »

- MovieWeb

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Will Smith Cast in Ridley Scott's Football Concussion Film

5 June 2014 7:30 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Will Smith is set to star in the untitled Ridley Scott-produced football drama that revolves around the deadly effects of concussions in the NFL. Parkland director Peter Landesman is on board to write and direct the picture. 

The movie is based on a GQ article titled “Game Brain” written by Jeanne Marie Laskas, and according to Variety the story follows "Dr. Bennet Omalu, played by Smith, the forensic neuropathologist who single-handedly made the first discovery of Cte [chronic traumatic encephalopathy] in a professional football player and brought awareness to the public."

When the project was first announced, we learned that "Scott wants to create a drama focusing on the debilitating effects that concussions are having on our sports heroes, and the role that league owners play in allowing it to happen. His plan is to create a morality tale on that issue, much the way that Michael Mann’s The Insider took »

- Joey Paur

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