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Numerous films over the year have had tv adaptations, from Buffy the Vampire Slayer to Fargo, with many of them enjoying critical and commercial acclaim. With shows such as Spartacus and Party Down once part of their channel, and a current lineup that includes Ash vs. Evil Dead and Power, Starz is set to add another television adaptation to the mix with an adaptation of Steven Soderbergh’s 2009 film The Girlfriend Experience.
Executive produced by Soderbergh, the series, whose first season will consist of 13 episodes, will be written and directed by Lodge Kerrigan and Amy Seimetz, marking the duo’s transition to television as well. Mad Max: Fury Road‘s Riley Keough takes on the lead role, joined by Mary Lynn Rajskub, Michael Therriault, and Paul Sparks. While a premiere date for the show has yet to be announced, the first trailer for the series has now been released, and can be seen below. »
- Deepayan Sengupta
A familiar face arrives in Heroes Reborn, but will it be enough to make up for inconsistent character development elsewhere?
This review contains spoilers.
1.6 Game Over
Game Over is not an easy episode to wrap your head around. It continues Heroes Reborn’s rapid pacing and an awful lot happens in each character’s story arc but worryingly, much of this week’s action comes out of leftfield, contradicting previous character and story development.
Luke’s suicide attempt, for example, wasn’t how most viewers would’ve expected the character to develop, yet it’s baffling how quickly his resolve to end his life disappears after being rescued at the hands of Malina and some shoddy special effects. Watching the farcical scene in which the ex-Evo hunter is looking rather sheepish after his attempted drowning and Malina passes him a hot drink, you’d think the guy »
Robert Pattinson: Actor to play E.T. astronaut. Robert Pattinson to star for Claire Denis If all goes as planned, Robert Pattinson will get to star in French screenwriter-director Claire Denis' recently announced – and as yet untitled – English-language sci-fier, penned by Denis and White Teeth author Zadie Smith and her novelist husband Nick Laird, from an original idea by Denis and writing partner Jean-Pol Fargeau. Among Claire Denis' credits are the interracial love story Chocolat (1988), the sociopolitical drama White Material (2009), and the generally well-regarded Billy Budd reboot Beau Travail (1999), winner of the César Award for Best Cinematography (Agnès Godard). Robert Pattinson, for his part, is best known for playing the veggie vampire in the wildly popular Twilight movies costarring Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner. Robert Pattinson, astronaut In Claire Denis' film, Robert Pattinson is slated to play an E.T. astronaut. But what happens to said astronaut? Does »
- Zac Gille
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