17 items from 2013
Review Ron Hogan 1 Nov 2013 - 07:15
This review contains spoilers.
1.4 Kill or Be Killed
Last week, we had Cara's cliché of an origin story. Stephen is our original cliché origin story. This week, we get to explore John's incredible cliché origin story. We already know a little about John as a character, namely that he's the leader of the Tomorrow People, he's kind of dating Cara, and that he used to be an agent for Ultra until he changed teams for reasons he won't talk about, but that are implied to be as a result of the terrible things he did while an Ultra agent. Pretty standard stuff, really. Every story needs some sort of character who used to be evil, but turned good, and now has a powerful urge to stop the »
"The Tomorrow People" may have landed on the more sci-fi side of the fence, but with Episode 1.04, "Kill or Be Killed," promising to both reveal more of John's back story and feature a family dinner with Stephen, his mom, and Uncle Jed, how could we resist sharing this clip?
"The Tomorrow People" Episode 1.04 - "Kill or Be Killed" (airs 10/30/13, 9-10pm)
Unfinished Business — When Ultra’s most wanted, Killian McCrane (guest star Jason Dohring, “Veronica Mars”), resurfaces after years of being in hiding, Stephen (Robbie Amell) enlists John’s (Luke Mitchell) help in tracking him down. John reluctantly agrees to help but changes his mind when he learns that Killian isn’t after Jedikiah (Mark Pellegrino) as everyone suspects.
Stephen wants to help, but Cara (Peyton List) explains John’s history with Killian, which brings back a flood of memories from John’s past, making him do something he never thought he would do again. »
- Debi Moore
This new batch of synopses for horror shows on The CW includes Halloween night in Mystic Falls, which of course means it's time for yet another "Vampire Diaries" fancy dress-up ball!
Pasts Are Revealed And Secrets Are Exposed — Angered by recent events involving the safety of his unborn baby, Klaus (Joseph Morgan) demands answers from Sophie (Daniella Pineda), believing she was involved. Sophie reveals to Klaus and Rebekah (Claire Holt) a troubling secret from her past.
Meanwhile, Marcel (Charles Michael Davis) asks Klaus to accompany him to the bayou after gruesome remains are discovered, while Rebekah, Sophie, and Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) set off on a mission of their own. Davina (Danielle Campbell) confides in an unexpected ally and reveals shocking information about the witches, ultimately leading to a disturbing revelation. »
- Debi Moore
The CW is breaking out yet another sci-fi series with The Tomorrow People, which makes its big debut tonight. Robbie Amell (cousin of Arrow star Stephen Amell) leads the show as a teenager just beginning to discover the strange powers he possesses. Mysteries are uncovered as he gets closer to finding the truth about who - and what - he really is. I got a peek at the series, so read on to find out exactly where The Tomorrow People hits and misses. What it's about: High schooler Stephen (Amell) has been having a tough year. His father left when he was young, and over the past months, his erratic behavior has led his friends to abandon him. He thinks he's going crazy, but a group of supernatural outcasts help him realize that he's not going insane: he's one of the "Tomorrow People," blessed with strange powers inherited from his father. »
- Maggie Pehanick
Many of us are still reeling from the latest episode of the drug drama, but TV has been giving us shocks for years. Here are the best, or maybe worst, examples of small-screen trauma
In Vince Gilligan's meth-y anxiety masterclass Breaking Bad, more cumulatively horrible things have happened than in almost any other show in Us TV history – even hardcore fans were traumatised by the shattering pivot points of this week's episode Ozymandias. That's the nature of modern telly: there are shows that seem to revel in narrative gut-punches, delivering dread scenes that not only affect future plot developments, but can colour everything that has gone before. Here are TV's most shocking moments.
Game of Thrones: The Red Wedding
The penultimate episode of season three of HBO's dragons, »
- Graeme Virtue
The project centers on Lewis Bernt (The Walking Dead‘s David Morrissey), a National Transportation Safety Board investigator who survives a mysterious plane crash and sets off on an emotionally disorienting quest to discover the accident’s cause.
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- Michael Ausiello
Take a daytime TV star, an ex-soap actor, 10 extras and some potted palms to a quarry in Hertfordshire and what do you get? An award-winning Iraq war blockbuster, of course. Here's how the producers of A Landscape Of Lies conned millions out of the taxman
Paul Knight is not the sort of person you'd take for a fall guy. A youthful-looking but physically imposing 45-year-old, Knight makes no secret of his colourful past. "Let's just say my path up until my 30th birthday went in a certain direction," he says. As a youth, his record ran to car theft, shoplifting and breaking and entering; in "the bigger leagues", he was arrested several times but always managed to avoid prison. "I was only convicted for certain things, so I'm not going to admit to what they didn't catch me for." He hints that his godfather was Charlie Kray, and that his »
- Steve Rose
HBO’s Girls is going Instagram-wild in its new promo.
The following teaser for the acclaimed comedy’s upcoming Season 3 (bowing in 2014) is made up of an abundance of behind-the-scenes photos, seemingly pulled from the beloved iPhone app.
Press Play below for tons of little glimpses at Lena Dunham & Co. in action, then hit the comments with your snappy judgements.
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- Megan Masters
Exclusive: 24 alumna Sarah Clarke has been cast as the female lead in AMC’s drama pilot Line Of Sight. The project, from creator Blake Masters, director Jonathan Demme, Fox TV Studios and AMC Studios, tells the story of Lewis Bernt, a National Transportation Safety Board investigator who survives a mysterious plane crash, bringing him on an emotionally disorienting quest to discover the accident’s cause. Clarke will play Lewis’ wife Dot, an emotionally complicated woman trying to save her marriage and the life with her husband. Clarke, repped by Gersh and Michael Levine Management, is recurring on the new CW series Tomorrow People and just finished indie The Signal opposite Laurence Fishburne. Dana Davis (Franklin & Bash) and stage actor Peter Macon have been cast as regulars in Bryan Fuller’s Syfy pilot High Moon, which explores what happens when the countries of Earth establish colonies to mine the moon’s »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
San Diego Comic Con International 2013 kicked off on Wednesday with Preview Night. The events started up at 6pm, though people had been lined up, sometimes necessarily, sometimes inexplicably, all afternoon. For those so inclined, the exhibit floor was delightfully open and upstairs in Ballroom 20, Warner Bros. once again screened a handful of their pilots for shows that will debut this fall.
First up, The Tomorrow People: A remake of the 1970s British sci-fi series, The Tomorrow People will premiere this fall on the CW. The premise is familiar to genre fans- in the past several decades, a jump forward in genetics has led to a handful of teens, and a few adults, with superpowers, specifically the three “T”s- telepathy, telekinesis, and teleportation. Our lead, Stephen Jameson (Robbie Amell) is a high schooler, looking every day of Amell’s 25 years, who discovers he’s not only one of these Tomorrow People, »
- Kate Kulzick
The CW is breaking out yet another sci-fi series this Fall with The Tomorrow People. Robbie Amell (cousin of Arrow star Stephen Amell) leads the show as a teenager just beginning to discover the strange powers he possesses. Mysteries are uncovered as he gets closer to finding the truth about who - and what - he really is. I got a peek at the series, one of many Fall TV series debuting soon, so read on to find out exactly where The Tomorrow People hits and misses. What it's about: High schooler Stephen (Amell) has been having a tough year. His father left when he was young, and over the past months, his erratic behavior has led his friends to abandon him. He thinks he's going crazy, but a group of supernatural outcasts help him realize that he's not going insane: he's one of the "Tomorrow People," blessed with strange powers inherited from his father. »
- Maggie Pehanick
The broadcast networks have almost 30 shows debuting this fall, including new sitcoms from Michael J. Fox and Sean Hayes, a futuristic tale from the Fringe team and Marvel-ous adventures for the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. To help you prep for it all, TVLine is offering First Impressions of the not-for-review pilots.
Next up on our list….
The Show | The CW’s The Tomorrow People (Wednesdays at 9/8c; premieres Oct. 9)
The Cast | Robbie Amell »
- Matt Webb Mitovich
• It’s a Frat Pack reunion: Vince Vaughn is set to join Old School co-star Will Ferrell in the Paramount comedy Daddy’s Home. Ferrell is expected to star in the movie, which he’s producing with frequent collaborator Adam McKay (Anchorman, The Other Guys). Etan Cohen (yes, Etan, not Oscar-winning dark comedy filmmaker Ethan Cohen) will make his feature directorial debut with the project. Cohen’s screenwriting credits include Tropic Thunder and Men in Black 3. Ferrell will play a mild-mannered radio exec whose life gets turned upside down when his wife’s freeloading ex-husband (Vaughn) re-enters the picture »
- Emily Rome
Laurence Fishburne has signed up to star alongside Brenton Thwaites in Will Eubank’s indie sci-fi thriller The Signal. The story centers on 3 college freshmen who become targets of a rival computer hacker, and who are lured to an abandoned shack in the middle of the desert. Olivia Cooke, Beau Knapp, Sarah Clarke, Lin Shaye and Robert Longstreet round out the cast. No word on what Fishburne's role is yet. Principal photography begins next week in New Mexico, with Automatic and Low Spark producing. FilmDistrict has acquired USA distribution rights for the film which also stars E1 is distributing in the U.K., Canada and Spain. Meanwhile, Image »
- Tambay A. Obenson
Automatic and Low Spark are producing the project.
FilmDistrict has acquired U.S. distribution for “The Signal,” which also stars Olivia Cooke, Beau Knapp, Sarah Clarke of the “Twilight” franchise, Lin Shaye and Robert Longstreet. E1 is distributing in the U.K., Canada and Spain.
Automatik President Brian Kavanaugh-Jones and Low Spark President Tyler Davidson are producing. Script is based on an original idea by Eubank and was written by Eubank, David Frigerio and Carlyle Eubank, with revisions by Sebastian Gutierrez.
Story centers on three college freshmen becoming the targets of a rival computer hacker and being lured to an abandoned shack in the middle of the desert.
- Dave McNary
Last year saw the immensely successful Twilight franchise come to an end, with the release of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, concluding a five-film series that has taken over $3bn. at the box office around the world.
Whilst it’s theatrical run may now be over, it will no doubt live on for years to come – as Harry Potter has, and is likely to continue doing so – with various new editions in the home entertainment market.
Before the release of the final instalment this year, Yahoo Movies report that Summit will be releasing an extended edition of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 on 2nd March in the Us, featuring additional footage, as well as optional audio commentary from director Bill Condon.
“As Twilight series devotees know, there was a lot of ground to cover in adapting Breaking Dawn to the screen,” said Condon. “Between the wedding, the honeymoon, »
- Kenji Lloyd
We've already talked about favorite scenes from The Twilight Saga film franchise, but what about those scenes which translated best from book to screen? ... etween Bella (Kristen Stewart) and Charlie (Billy Burke ... The Twilight Saga: Eclipse: Victoria plays Riley There were actually two scenes in Eclipse wherein Riley (Xavier Samuel) got played by Victoria (Bryce Dallas Howard). The ... version, Bella clasped a scratched, re-written and re-scratched out letter from Jacob (Taylor Lautner) as sh ... scene in past tense in-text, I enjoyed revisiting the dynamic between Bella and her mother Renee (Sarah Clarke) ... Melissa Rosenberg and director Chris Weitz made a nice decision to sink into the Volturi painting to show Carlisle (Peter Facinelli)'s affiliation with and rejection of them. Secondly, the c ... The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2: Bell ... The Twilight Saga: New Moon: Months ticking away ... The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 »
17 items from 2013
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