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"What a dickhead. I mean, the amount of times we had to lie for him. The amount of secrets, the amount of times I had to not talk about it being my character. God damn him."
When asked if he thought it was the right choice to keep Khan's identity under wraps, the actor had this to say.
"No, I love him. I don't know if it's a bad or a good thing. It was his call. I was fine with it. The intention was to have the reveal for the audience that was going to be thrilling, »
From the moment that Benicio del Toro (Sin City) and Edgar Ramirez (Elite Squad) were linked to the role of the villain in Star Trek Into Darkness, the fact that Chris Pine's Kirk would find himself up against his nemesis Khan Noonien Singh in the sequel to the 2009 reboot was perhaps the worst kept secret in Hollywood history. Sure, the casting of Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock) as 'John Harrison', the continuous denials from the cast and crew, and Karl Urban namedropping Gary Mitchell might have had us questioning ourselves, but let's face it, was there a Star Trek fan out there who didn't think "I knew it!" when Cumberbatch dropped his "My name is Khan!" line?
Well, in an interview with MTV, director J.J. Abrams has admitted that he regrets the decision to keep Khan's identity a secret in the run up to the film's release: "The truth is, I »
- Gary Collinson
Despite uninspiring box office numbers, the 2012 Judge Dredd franchise reboot from Pete Travis received solid praise from critics and moviegoers alike – washing away the bitter taste of Danny Cannon’s 1995 adaptation starring Sylvester Stallone. While comparisons to Gareth Evans’ The Raid: Redemption remain an unavoidable talking point for naysayers, even though both films were in production at the same time, Travis and his Dredd star, Karl Urban, ultimately presented an entertaining (and downright brutal) movie experience (read our Dredd 3D review) – one that scored decent returns on retail shelves and continues to spread positive word-of-mouth. The post-release momentum, along with a leading-man that is ...
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- Ben Kendrick
Feature Den Of Geek 5 Dec 2013 - 10:34
We get the chance to interview famous people every now and them. We ask them their favourite Statham movie. Here's what happens...
With The Statham heading back to UK cinemas this week with Homefront, we finally got the chance to ask the man himself the question we've been asking lots of people for years: 'what's your favourite Jason Statham movie?'
Now that he's answered it, we've gathered together lots of the responses we've had in one document. And so here it is:
Evan Goldberg: "It was him in Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, right? That’s the best one."
Alice Lowe: "I've never seen any of his films. »
Sci-fi series don't have a great track record on Fox. Most are cancelled after one season but low-rated Fringe did last five seasons. How long will Almost Human survive? Stay tuned to find out.
Taking place in the future, Almost Human follows the partnership of a distrustful cop (Karl Urban) and an android capable of emotion (Michael Ealy). The cast also includes Minka Kelly, Mackenzie Crook, Michael Irby, and Lili Taylor.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show's chances of staying on the air. The higher the ratings, the better. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available -- typically the following morning, around 11:30am Est/8:30am Pst. Refresh to see the latest.
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Pete Travis’ 2012 film Dredd was one of the better action movies in recent memory – which makes it all the more disappointing that it didn’t do very well at the U.S. box office. Karl Urban donned the visor previously worn by Sylvester Stallone and began doling out justice with extreme prejudice when he and his partner were trapped in a futuristic high-rise filled with criminals. It’s easy to Monday-morning quarterback the reasons that Dredd didn’t hit with audiences – it had to overcome both the reputation of the Stallone film (which wasn’t particularly good) and the fact that the lead character isn’t all that well-known in America. It also had the unfortunate luck of telling a tale of a cop stuck in a huge building full of criminals...
- Mike Bracken
2000 Ad will release its comic book sequel to Dredd in a Us format one-shot.
The Dredd: Underbelly comic is the Rebellion-owned UK anthology's first direct release of its kind.
"Brought to you by Seattle-based writer Arthur Wyatt and fan favourite artist Henry Flint, Dredd: Underbelly picks up a year after the movie with Judge Dredd and Judge Anderson investigating a gruesome mass grave - could this be linked to a new drug that has flooded into the blocks of Mega-City One after the fall of the Ma-Ma clan?" said 2000 Ad.
A poor Us performance has made a movie sequel seem unlikely, although a strong DVD/Blu-ray release and fan petitions could conceivably change that.
Several fan-made Dredd sequels have been released.
The Dredd: Underbelly one-shot will be released in January.
One of the biggest complains about J.J. Abrams, and one of fans biggest fears heading into Star Wars: Episode VII, is the director's propensity for secrecy. His 'mystery box' way of producing a film reached ridiculous heights with Star Trek Into Darkness, as he adamantly refused to reveal whom Benedict Cumberbatch was actually playing, referring to him only as the terrorist John Harrison.
This has lead to plenty of backlash in the months since the sequel debuted this summer. Many, including the director himself, think the movie might have been better received if the advertising had been trueful about the inclusion of iconic villain Khan in this sequel that has gone onto been called the worst Star Trek movie of all time (which including all entries in the franchise including the reboots, the originals and Star Trek: The Next Generation).
Speaking with MTV, the director goes onto place almost »
In three episodes, Almost Human has established a great rapport and chemistry between leads Karl Urban and Michael Ealy, and according to co-stars Lili Taylor and Minka Kelly, that’s the way this first season is going to continue. They spoke with the media recently, and I asked them if working on a sci-fi show was different from other work they’ve done.
L. Taylor Well, for me it’s more interesting for me when it’s grounded in relationships. I’m a little Sci-Fi illiterate actually so I need to like educate myself on that for sure, but for me as an actor and so on if it’s not connected somewhere in the characters or in the relationship then the context doesn’t really resonate for me. And what I’m finding interesting about this is it is so grounded in the character—it feels character driven and »
- Erin Willard
The Fox drama series Almost Human, from creator J.H. Wyman (Fringe) and executive producer J.J. Abrams, is a high-tech, high-stakes action drama, set 35 years in the future, when police officers are partnered with highly evolved human-like androids. An unlikely and intriguing partnership is forged when part-machine cop, John Kennex (Karl Urban), is forced to pair with the part-human android, Dorian (Michael Ealy), to both fight crime and uncover the larger mystery surrounding the attack that landed John in a 17-month-long coma. The show also stars Lili Taylor, Minka Kelly, Mackenzie Crook and Michael Irby. During this exclusive interview with Collider, actor Karl Urban talked about the great balance between this futuristic world and maintaining a very human story, the appeal of having the luxury of time to develop a character, what drew him to this particular character, how naturally the bromance between Kennex and Dorian developed, what he likes about »
- Christina Radish
Playing a robot on Almost Human is actually harder than you may think.
The new Fox serie, set in the not-too-distant future, features police officers who are partnered with androids. Most of the androids are part of the Mx line of robots that are driven by statistics and mathematical configuration. In other words, they have no soul, but they still look human, which creates an interesting process for the handful of actors who portray them. Among those actors is Darren E. Scott, who played John Kennex's (Karl Urban) original partner and several other iterations.
"There was a lot of talk in the beginning about...
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- Natalie Abrams
Wyman told the Hero Complex at The Los Angeles Times that he set out to create a future setting more bright than bleak. He also wanted his story about a tough cop named John Kennex (Karl Urban) and his android partner named Dorian (Michael Ealy) to be funny. “When you think about shows or movies that are planned in the future, the tendency is it rains all the time and the atmosphere is messed up,” Wyman said. “In the future, you’re telling me that no one has a 7-year-old daughter that they have a birthday party for and maybe buy her a present? Nobody’s happy? I don’t believe it.” »
Sneak Peek new footage and images from the next episode of "Almost Human", titled "The Bends", airing December 2, 2013:
"...an old cop friend of 'Detective Kennex' (Karl Urban) goes undercover, posing as a 'cook' of a highly addictive street drug called 'The Bends'.
"But his cover is blown.
Cast also includes Minka Kelly as 'Detective Valerie Stahl', Michael Irby as 'Detective Richard Paul' and Lili Taylor as 'Captain Sandra Maldonado'. Guest cast for the episode includes Benito Martinez as 'Captain Alexio Barros', Steve Bradley as 'Cooper', Robert Parent as 'Cruz', Rob Hayter as 'Tempesco', Josh Blacker as 'The Bishop' aka 'Maxwell', Mark Acheson as 'The Cook' aka 'Nolan Santana', Walter Uegama as 'Nuri', Jane McGregor as 'Kelly Copper', Patrick Gallagher as 'Tony Han', Tony Everett as 'Tech', »
- Michael Stevens
Almost Human, Season 1, Episode 3: “Are You Receiving?”
Written by Justin Doble
Directed by Larry Teng
Airs Mondays at 8 P.M. Et on Fox
“Hello. I’m Detective John Kennex. I’m an automated police officer with a very difficult personality.”
Dorian’s summary of his partner serves as a check on the core relationship of the show as seen through the limited perspective of a sentient calculating machine as well as a progress report of Karl Urban’s character’s development thus far.
While the first two episodes acknowledged emotional aspects, this episode explores matters involving Kennex and Dorian’s physical well-being. This presents some interesting scenes for their characters individually as well as contributing to their relationship dynamic. Depicting Kennex’s amputee status as an ongoing issue when his artificial limb (or futuristic prosthetic) begins to squeak is a great continuation of the show’s efforts to map »
- Amanda Williams
After last week’s two-night premiere event, all eyes are on Almost Human for their next installment, to see if the new series can maintain the high bar it set for itself. Thankfully, 2048 appears to be alive and well on Fox, as this week’s episode, “Are You Receiving?”, reveals that J. H. Wyman’s futuristic tale has no intentions of slowing down. (But will it?)
In this Dredd-esque adventure – written by former Fringe writer Justin Doble – a shape-shifting twist on the familiar game of cops and robbers forces Kennex (Karl Urban) and Dorian (Michael Ealy) to combine their powers with the Lapd “home team” – Maldonado (Lili Taylor) and Stahl (Minka Kelly) – in order to save many hostages ...
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- Anthony Ocasio
The "good cop, bot cop" partnership of John Kennex (Karl Urban) and Dorian (Michael Ealy) continues to develop on Fox's futuristic action series, Almost Human. We've seen similar procedural aspects in plenty of other crime dramas and, though cleverly used, the future-tech on the show isn't exactly innovative, but the secret's in the chemistry between Urban and Ealy and their on-screen counterparts. Hit the jump to see how the series third episode, "Are You Receiving?" is a hopeful sign of things to come, unless your head's full of bubblegum. For those of you who are new to the show as of this episode, the olive oil conversation probably came across as a little odd, but I'm happy the writers are attempting to thread some continuity of Kennex and Dorian's relationship from episode to episode. The best buddy cops start off as a rocky, "Odd Couple" pairing who learn to complement »
- Dave Trumbore
Back in the 1960s, "Star Trek" was a generally positive view of humanity, and the time-traveling alien of the BBC's "Doctor Who" has always had a soft spot in his hearts for the people of Earth.
But a large percentage of sci-fi visions of the future are dark ones, apocalyptic or post-apocalyptic, positing a world destroyed by pollution, overpopulation, asteroid strike, plague, rampant technology, zombie invasion or "Sharknado" -- take your pick.
That's not what series creator J.H. Wyman (aka Joel) wants you to see in his new sci-fi drama "Almost Human," airing Mondays on Fox. He shares executive-producer credit with J.J. Abrams (with whom Wyman worked on "Fringe") and Bryan Burk ("Lost").
"I'm always writing about the same thing," he says, leaning forward towards Zap2it in his chair at a Beverly Hills hotel bar, "which is, life is valued by the connections that you make. I believe in »
Kennex already hates the emotionless Mx-43 androids that are partnered with every human detective, and he's not crazy about getting a discontinued model that displays humanlike emotions.
During an interview at a Beverly Hills hotel, Ealy's facial expression betrays the answer to a comment about androids not having a personal life. Read on at your peril.
"I gave it up," he tells Zap2it. "I gave it up quick, didn't I? I was terrible. Yeah, he does. He definitely does. It's a slow burn. It's his own thing. I'm going to learn as we keep going, but there's definitely a slow burn, something in Dorian's past, what he's been through, what he's doing.
"What is he doing with this second-chance opportunity? »
Fox‘s Almost Human is off to a strong start, which is great news for us. And although a lot of shows are taking a break this week, Almost Human and its follow-up Sleepy Hollow are definitely on tonight, so don’t miss out. We have plenty of clips and a TV spot to get you all warmed up for the latest from Bad Robot:
TV Spot: Almost Human – 103 Are You Receiving
Clip: Almost Human – 103 Are You Receiving: Attention to Detail
Clip: Almost Human – 103 Are You Receiving: Emergency Responder
Clip: Almost Human – 103 Are You Receiving: Insubordination
Clip: Almost Human – 103 Are You Receiving: 25th Floor
- Erin Willard
Almost Human's most human character is also its least.
Android Dorian (Michael Ealy) made a splash during the series premiere of Fox's futuristic thriller last week for his uncanny ability to come off as more human than his new partner, the cynical Det. John Kennex (Karl Urban). That's because Dorian is a much different robot than the MXs partnered with other cops, making both the leading characters "almost human." To get the specs on Dorian, TVGuide.com sat down with Ealy on the set of Almost Human:
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- Natalie Abrams
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