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Crackle’s ‘Startup’ Promises to Compete With Netflix, Hulu Originals

24 August 2016 6:36 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Crackle is spicing up its lineup with a new player, “Startup.” The series, starring Adam Brody, Edi Gathegi, Martin Freeman, and Otmara Marrero, follows a group of unlikely allies in the quest to launch a bitcoin-like venture. But how will this newcomer do against heavyweights like Hulu and Netflix originals?

“I think there’s room in the market for a lot of players. There’s no one silver bullet solution, but as people start to create their own new bundle of streaming services, there is room for high quality content that is free,” said Eric Berger, exec VP of digital for Sony.

The Emmy nomination Crackle received (for Jerry Seinfeld’s “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee”) served as a stamp of approval for the content they’re producing. Berger added that “it’s a great feeling to be supported in that way by your peers.”

The show takes place in Miami — not your usual location for startups »

- Maria Cavassuto

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Adam Brody and Leighton Meester Make Rare Red Carpet Appearance

24 August 2016 6:30 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

It's not every day you see Adam Brody and Leighton Meester out on the town. But Tuesday was no ordinary day. To celebrate Brody's new Crackle series, StartUp, he and his wife attended a party at The London Hotel in L.A. The outing marked the couple's first joint red carpet appearance since the 2014 Tony Awards, as well as their third official public outing ever. When he wasn't with Meester, Brody chatted up his co-stars, Edi Gathegi and Otmara Marrero. Brody stars as financier Nick Talman in StartUp, premiering Sept. 6. The 10-episode drama follows Nick and his two associates (Gathegi and Marrero) as they try to launch a tech company featuring a new, government-free digital currency. Martin Freeman »

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Guy Ritchie's Snatch Becomes a Crackle Series Starring Rupert Grint

22 August 2016 6:38 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Crackle, Sony's streaming network, today announced that Rupert Grint, most known for his role as Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter film franchise, will star in the network's new scripted drama series, Snatch, based on the wildly popular movie of the same name. Grint, who most recently was seen on Broadway opposite Matthew Broderick and Nathan Lane in "It's Only a Play," will play the dynamic, frustratingly chaotic and utterly posh, Charlie Cavendish, and will also serve as an executive producer. Additional cast includes Dougray Scott (Fear The Walking Dead, Doctor Who) as Vic Hill, and Ed Westwick (Wicked City, Gossip Girl) who will guest star as Sonny Castillo.

Nick Renton (The Musketeers, Jericho) has signed on to direct the series which begins production next week in Manchester, England. As previously announced at this year's Upfront presentation, Crackle will carry the spirit of the setting in the original feature film, »

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‘StartUp’ Exclusive Clip: Crackle’s New Drama Features Martin Freeman And Adam Brody On Opposite Sides of the Law

17 August 2016 12:26 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Sometimes one new technological innovation can change the world, and sometimes you need to play in the underground to get it started. Crackle’s new original series “StartUp” follows a group of Miami underdog techies — intelligent financier Nick Talman (Adam Brody), unorthodox tech whiz Izzy Morales (Otmara Marrero), and Haitian gang leader Ronald Dacey (Edi Gathegi) — who form an unexpected partnership to get a great idea off the ground, even though they’re founded on dirty money. Meanwhile, FBI agent Phil Rask (Martin Freeman) is hot on their trail, and he’s willing to travel deep into the Miami underbelly to take them down. The series also stars Wayne Knight (“Seinfeld) and Aaron Yoo (“Blacklist”),and is produced by Critical Content and Hollywood Gang Productions. Watch an exclusive clip from “StartUp” featuring Izzy explaining her idea of GenCoin, a new currency free of corruption.

Read More: ‘StartUp’ Trailer — Martin Freeman »

- Vikram Murthi

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‘StartUp’ Exclusive Clip: Crackle’s New Drama Features Martin Freeman And Adam Brody On Opposite Sides of the Law

17 August 2016 12:26 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Sometimes one new technological innovation can change the world, and sometimes you need to play in the underground to get it started. Crackle’s new original series “StartUp” follows a group of Miami underdog techies — intelligent financier Nick Talman (Adam Brody), unorthodox tech whiz Izzy Morales (Otmara Marrero), and Haitian gang leader Ronald Dacey (Edi Gathegi) — who form an unexpected partnership to get a great idea off the ground, even though they’re founded on dirty money. Meanwhile, FBI agent Phil Rask (Martin Freeman) is hot on their trail, and he’s willing to travel deep into the Miami underbelly to take them down. The series also stars Wayne Knight (“Seinfeld) and Aaron Yoo (“Blacklist”),and is produced by Critical Content and Hollywood Gang Productions. Watch an exclusive clip from “StartUp” featuring Izzy explaining her idea of GenCoin, a new currency free of corruption.

Read More: ‘StartUp’ Trailer — Martin Freeman »

- Vikram Murthi

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Startup: Crackle Releases Extended Trailer and Art

27 July 2016 8:56 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

"This is Miami; Even the good get dirty." Crackle has released a new trailer and key art for their upcoming series Startup.From Ben Ketai, the drama follows "the emergence of GenCoin, a brilliant, yet controversial tech idea centered around digital currency-an idea that gets incubated on the wrong side of the tracks by three strangers who don’t necessarily fit the mold of “tech entrepreneurs” and a crooked FBI agent who will go to any length necessary to take them down." The cast includes Martin Freeman, Adam Brody, Edi Gathegi, and Otmara Marrero.Read More… »

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New poster and trailer for Crackle’s StartUp starring Adam Brody and Martin Freeman

27 July 2016 6:30 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Crackle has debuted a new poster and trailer for its upcoming drama series StartUp which stars Adam Brody, Martin Freeman, Edi Gathegi and Otmara Marrero; check them out below…

Set amongst the unconstrained, yet opportunist streets of Miami, “StartUp” weaves a complex and exciting narrative, featuring the high-stakes struggle of what one will do to reach ultimate success – but this is not your average startup incubator story… “StartUp” is about the emergence of a brilliant, yet controversial tech idea centered around digital currency that gets incubated on the wrong side of the tracks of Miami by three strangers who don’t necessarily fit the mold of “tech entrepreneurs” and a crooked FBI agent who will go to any length necessary to take them down.

StartUp is set to premiere on September 6th on Crackle.

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TV News: Peep, Greenlight, Vikings, King, StartUp

27 July 2016 10:56 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Peep Show

Acclaimed and long-running U.K. comedy series "Peep Show" is getting a U.S. reboot with Starz announcing plans for a new adaptation of the sitcom. The show is filmed through first-person perspective from two dysfunctional friends who share their lives while trying to adjust to the professional world.

Series creators Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong will serve as consulting producers. Eli Jorne is attached to write the half-hour pilot and serve showrunner. [Source: The Live Feed]

Project Greenlight

Matt Damon and Ben Affleck's documentary series "Project Greenlight" has been scrapped at HBO for a second time. The docuseries took an uncensored look at the challenges facing a first-time director, it originally ran from 2003-2005 with the revival airing last year. [Source: Deadline]

Vikings

Former WWE Superstar Edge, aka. Adam Copeland, is set for a recurring role in the upcoming fifth season of History's period drama series "Vikings". Copeland will play Ketill Flatnose, »

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Crackle Debuts Trailer for ‘StartUp’ Starring Martin Freeman

27 July 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

You may know Crackle from its hit show, Jerry Seinfeld’s “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.” But Sony’s online distributor of original web series and feature films is making a bid for prestige TV with “StartUp,” a new drama chock-full of espionage and gang violence from creator Ben Ketai.  Starring Adam Brody, Edi Gathegi, and Otmara Marrero, “StartUp” is the story of an unlikely team of tech entrepreneurs in Miami, Florida, who create a digital currency—and fund their enterprise with drug money. On their tail is a ruthless FBI agent, played by Emmy winner Martin Freeman, who proves willing to do whatever it takes to expose them. “This is Miami,” he says in the trailer below. “Even the good get dirty.” Check out the extended look at “StartUp” below. The series is due to premiere the first of its 10 episodes on Crackle Sept. 6. For more information, visit their website. »

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Crackling First Trailer for Crackle’s Original Dramatic Series, ‘Startup’ (Edi Gathegi Co-Stars)

27 July 2016 9:57 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

  Crackle, Sony’s streaming network, today premiered the trailer for “StartUp,” the highly-anticipated scripted drama series starring Edi Gathegi, Martin Freeman, Adam Brody and Otmara Marrero. Launching Tuesday, September 6, 2016, the 10-episode, one-hour series is set amongst the unconstrained,… Continue Reading → »

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‘StartUp’ Trailer: Extended Look At Crackle’s New Drama Series

27 July 2016 9:36 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Crackle has released an extended trailer for its new scripted drama series StartUp starring Martin Freeman, Adam Brody and Edi Gathegi. Also unveiled today – new key art (see below) with the tagline “Building a company from the underground up.” The 10-episode hourlong series, set among the unconstrained yet opportunist streets of Miami, focuses on the high-stakes struggle of what one will do to reach ultimate success. But this is not your average startup incubator story. S… »

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‘StartUp’ Extended Trailer & Poster: Martin Freeman & Adam Brody On Opposite Sides of the Law

27 July 2016 9:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

The Sony-owned streaming service Crackle has had some recent success in original programming. Their main series, Jerry Seinfeld’s “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee,” has run for four years and over 53 episodes. Their original drama series “The Art of More” had a successful debut season last year and will return in late fall. Now, Crackle is ready to premiere their upcoming crime drama “StartUp,” about a trio of misfits, their promising tech startup funded by drug money, and the FBI agent who will stop at nothing to take them down, even if it means getting his hands dirty.

Read More: ‘StartUp’ Poster & Premiere Date Reveal: Crackle’s New Series Art Shows Martin Freeman & Adam Brody In Action

In the series, Nick Talman (Adam Brody), an intelligent banker, stashes his irresponsible father’s ill-gotten gains after he goes missing. Instead of turning it over to the authorities, he invests it in »

- Vikram Murthi

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‘StartUp’ Extended Trailer & Poster: Martin Freeman & Adam Brody On Opposite Sides of the Law

27 July 2016 9:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The Sony-owned streaming service Crackle has had some recent success in original programming. Their main series, Jerry Seinfeld’s “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee,” has run for four years and over 53 episodes. Their original drama series “The Art of More” had a successful debut season last year and will return in late fall. Now, Crackle is ready to premiere their upcoming crime drama “StartUp,” about a trio of misfits, their promising tech startup funded by drug money, and the FBI agent who will stop at nothing to take them down, even if it means getting his hands dirty.

Read More: ‘StartUp’ Poster & Premiere Date Reveal: Crackle’s New Series Art Shows Martin Freeman & Adam Brody In Action

In the series, Nick Talman (Adam Brody), an intelligent banker, stashes his irresponsible father’s ill-gotten gains after he goes missing. Instead of turning it over to the authorities, he invests it in »

- Vikram Murthi

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StartUp: Crackle Series Starring Martin Freeman Gets September Premiere

13 July 2016 4:50 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

See you in September... Crackle has announced its new, scripted StartUp TV show premieres Tuesday, September 6, 2016, on the free S-vod (streaming video-on-demand) plat. The drama stars Martin Freeman, Adam Brody, Edi Gathegi, and Otmara Marrero. The StartUp TV series cast also includes Wayne Knight and Aaron Yoo. StartUp is written by Ep Ben Ketai who also directs. Tom Forman, Andrew Marcus, Ray Ricord, Gianni Nunnari and Shannon Gaulding executive produces. Brody and Anne Clements are producers.Set in Miami, Crackle says StartUp is about the "emergence of GenCoin, a brilliant, yet controversial tech idea centered around digital currency-an idea that gets incubated on the wrong side of the tracks by three strangers who don't necessarily fit the mold of "tech entrepreneurs" and a crooked FBI agent who will go to any length necessary to take them down."Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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TVLine Items: Patton Oswalt Is a Little Pony, New Quantico Regular and More

13 July 2016 2:05 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

My Little Pony is taking on Comic-Con, and Patton Oswalt is going to help them do it.

The comedian and former King of Queens star will voice a new character named Quibble Pants (photo, left) on the midseason premiere of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic. Titled “Stranger Than Fan Fiction,” the episode finds Rainbow Dash attending the Daring Do Convention and meeting Quibble Pants, who despises the event as much as she loves it. As the two get wrapped up in a real-life Daring Do adventure, they must settle their differences if they have any chance of surviving.

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‘StartUp’ Starring Martin Freeman & Adam Brody Gets Premiere Date On Crackle

13 July 2016 9:00 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Sony’s streaming network Crackle has set Tuesday, September 6, for the premiere of its new scripted drama series StartUp starring Martin Freeman, Adam Brody, Edi Gathegi and Otmara Marrero. The network also released teaser art below. The 10-episode hourlong series, set among the unconstrained yet opportunist streets of Miami, focuses on the high-stakes struggle of what one will do to reach ultimate success. But this is not your average startup incubator story. StartUp is… »

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‘StartUp’ Poster & Premiere Date Reveal: Crackle’s New Series Art Shows Martin Freeman & Adam Brody In Action

13 July 2016 9:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Today, Sony’s streaming network Crackle announces the premiere date and debuts the poster for their upcoming original drama series “StartUp.” Set on the opportunistic streets of Miami, the series follows three unconventional tech entrepreneurs, the dirty money they’re using to fund their business, and a crooked FBI agent who will stop at nothing to take them down.

Read More: ‘StartUp’ Trailer — Martin Freeman & Adam Brody Star In Crackle’s New Drama

StartUp” begins with Phil Rask (Martin Freeman), the FBI agent who specializes in financial crimes, who crosses paths with Nick Talman (Adam Brody), an intelligent financier working in a boutique firm. Rask is after Talman’s father, a wealthy, irresponsible man who forces Nick to stash his ill-gotten gain after he goes missing. Instead of going to the FBI, Nick decides to hide the money in a tech startup pitched by the unorthodox Izzy Morales (Otmara Marrero »

- Vikram Murthi

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Dmx Will Star In Indie Film ‘Pimp,’ Focused On NYC Sex Trade

29 June 2016 1:55 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Rapper Dmx has just signed on to join the cast of the indie film “Pimp,” according to Deadline. The story is written and directed by Christine Crokos and follows the hustle and dangers that women face working in the illegal sex trade in New York.

The film is essentially a love story that revolves around a female pimp (Keke Palmer) and her girlfriend (Haley Ramm), who dream of a better life and getting out of the situation they are in. There are no additional details on Dmx’s role. However, Crokos is working closely with “a man of the cloth in the community who is trying to get kids out of the circle of gun violence that plagues the area.”

Read More: ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Casts ‘Beasts Of No Nation’ Breakout Abraham Attah

Aunjanue Ellis, Vanessa Morgan and Edi Gathegi round out the female-led cast. “Pimp” is being produced by Alexis Varouxakis »

- Liz Calvario

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John Travolta: examining his recent straight to DVD movies

12 June 2016 2:24 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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We check out the John Travolta films that have been bypassing cinemas over the past few years...

In the days leading up to writing this article, which will cover a recent period in which he’s made a bunch of films that have quickly drifted to DVD or VOD, I had to stop and ask myself a genuine question: how do I actually feel about John Travolta?

The answer that rose from the depths of my coal-black, hell-bound soul was weirdly surprising. Brushing aside his personal life – which is not worth getting into here – I found I had nothing but good feelings surrounding his work as an actor.

I grew up with Carrie, Grease, Look Who’s Talking and perhaps his best film, Brian De Palma’s Blow Out. I also grew up with some of his clunkers, like the Look Who’s Talking sequels and 80s concept comedy The Experts. He’s been acting since before I was born, so he’s always been in the background of my pop culture landscape – working solidly for more than 40 years.

Over those decades, his catalogue has defied explanation. He seems to unapologetically pick whatever he feels moved to be a part of regardless of criticism and, goddamn it, there’s something inherently admirable about that. Unlike, say, Bruce Willis, he doesn’t seem happy with doing just a couple of days work on a shoot in a smaller part; more often he will choose to be the star, or at least have equal-ish screen time – even if the project isn’t boasting a huge budget or a big name director. When Pulp Fiction thrust him back into the mainstream, he was still picking up stuff like Phenomenon and Michael in the following years.

I can confidently say that I’ve never seen the man actively 'phone in' a performance and even when he’s overcooked it, there’s usually a decent reason. I mean, if you find yourself on the set of Face/Off going up against The Cage, you’re gonna need to fight fire with fire. Even in Battlefield Earth, he was at least trying.

But in the last half decade we’ve found ourselves in a deeper Travolta trough than we’ve ever been in before. His films aren’t quite cutting the mustard in the industry like they used to and, after a run of flops that have seen him drift back into television with an impressive turn as Robert Shapiro in The People V. O.J. Simpson, I find myself wondering 'will Travolta ever be big business again?'

So, I took a look at four of the films that Travolta’s worked on in the last few years - each of which has effectively gone straight to DVD (save for a few days in a cinema) - to see if anything’s slipped under our radar that needs a boost…

The Forger (2014)

Rotten Tomatoes Score – 7% IMDb Rating – 5.7/10

In The Forger, John Travolta is a man serving a prison sentence who makes a call to get out of it early so he can spend more time with his dying son. In exchange for help with bribing the judge to release him early, John’s expected to help forge a Monet for his erstwhile crime boss, played by Hell On WheelsAnson Mount.

As the film casually flits between the forge/heist story and the bonding relationship between John and his son, it’s a testament to director Philip Martin - who comes from a TV background where he’s learnt his trade by helping to bring Prime Suspect and Wallander crime stories to life – that it isn’t a complete disaster. In someone else’s hands, it very well could have been.

Instead, The Forger has a delicate touch and a lot of the shots are interesting and unexpected without being jarring. It flows very smoothly and there’s an undercurrent of genuine love stemming from Travolta’s performance. After losing his own son, making a film about losing a son might have been cathartic and definitely quite close to the bone. I don’t want to read too much into Travolta’s choices, because that way madness lies, but it does really come across as though he cared about this one.

The Forger’s family scenes - with Travolta’s son Tye Sheridan and father Christopher Plummer - play really well, and while the tone of these scenes doesn’t gel with the heist elements of the plot, there’s good stuff here.

Overall, there’s not quite enough substance to sail the whole thing smoothly down the river, but it’s not bad by any stretch and the reviews have been a little harsh on what is actually a perfectly average film. No, you won’t watch it again, but neither will you probably regret watching it in the first place.

Criminal Activities (2015)

Rotten Tomatoes Score – 47% IMDb Rating – 5.8/10

Hoo boy, that title. That’s the worst title. I can’t imagine anyone involved could have wanted it. It’s maybe the most generic title I’ve ever seen. It’s so bad that even when I picked up the DVD, looked at the cover and saw that Michael Pitt (Hannibal, Boardwalk Empire) and Dan Stevens (The Guest, The Guest, The Guest) were Travolta’s co-stars in this, I still felt like I was drowning in the beigeness of it.

The film itself - Jackie Earle Haley's directorial debut - is an unfortunate mess. The plot, such as it is, involves Michael, Dan and the rest of the lads from their childhood gang borrowing money from a mob boss (Travolta) to invest in some sure-fire stocks that immediately collapse, leaving them out of pocket and in John’s. To pay off the debt, he wants them to kidnap a guy, because that guy’s friend kidnapped someone else. It’s convoluted and makes little sense, due to the fact that there’s a big twist coming at the end which will clarify most, if not all of it.

The actors are doing wayyy too much in the film - directed by an actor who clearly wants the actors to have room to act - and therein lies the fundamental problem. Apart from a great turn by Edi Gathegi (Gone Baby Gone, X-Men: First Class, Crank) it’s impossible to point a finger at anyone else in the cast and say 'yep, you, good job' because there’s just too much going on.

The twist is actually decent, but everything leading up to it is a headache. Working on a low budget, most of the scenes are dialogue-heavy, arduous and reliant on excessive coverage – so what you end up with is a film where a load of dudes sit in a room together and shout and swear at each other a lot. I wanted to take that final twist aside, buy it a drink, hug it, and reassure it that it deserved better.

I’m afraid to say there’s not much here to recommend, which is ironic given that it’s had the most positive reviews of the bunch.

I Am Wrath (2016)

Rotten Tomatoes Score – 13% IMDb Rating – 5.2/10

I Am Wrath is the worst film of these four by a long chalk.

Here, John stars as a man who decides payback is needed when his wife (Rebecca de Mornay) is killed before his eyes. That’s really all there is, plot-wise. See, it turns out he’s a man with a very particular set of skills and yada yada yada off he goes.

The script - written by Paul 'nope, nothing you’ve heard of' Sloan - is so very, very bad. I am going to tell you how bad it is, so you don’t think I’m just whistlin’ Dixie here:

During his wife’s funeral, John tells the priest that he’s an atheist after the priest gives him a bible in his time of need. Later, Travolta flings this bible across the room angrily. He then stops, pulls a full Joey Tribbiani 'smell-the-fart', slowly approaches the discarded bible, picks it up and reads a line about wrath with the dumbest revelatory expression on his face as the music builds. He sees this as a sign that he should become wrath, despite his earlier insistence that he thinks religion is total garbage.

Later, when asked who he is, Travolta looks determinedly into a mirror and says “I am wrath” – he said the name of the movie you guys! Holy shit. Honestly, I could not believe how hackneyed the whole thing was, not to mention bizarre - the film regularly abandons its serious 'violence begets violence' tone whenever John’s Bff Christopher Meloni turns up, suddenly becoming a jokey buddy comedy.

This was hard to get through. Please avoid it at all costs, for there is nothing here to keep you warm at night.

Killing Season (2013)

Rotten Tomatoes Score – 11% IMDb Rating – 5.4/10

De Niro and Travolta – together at last?

Well, the opening sequence gives us a bit of background on the reason we’re all here. Something bad happened during the Bosnian War that will bring our two main dudes together for some serious vengeance. The sequence is sepia, because past, and ohhhhh god, here comes the present…

It’s at this point that we discover that John is going to attempt an Eastern European accent. It is Not Good. It is not John Malkovich in Rounders, but it is Not Good and we are stuck with it for the duration.

His facial hair during this first scene is also completely ridiculous. I can’t adequately describe how bonkers it is, but try to imagine a werewolf that can only grow stubble carefully shaving a circle into its face. It’s a relief to find that they decided to tone this down for the rest of the film - he looks more like he’s wearing a black chinstrap from then on.

Despite the accent and the questionable chin beard, it’s a lot easier to buy Travolta as a man on a mission of vengeance during Killing Season than it was during I Am Wrath. He’s obviously jazzed to be working with De Niro and he’s knuckled down to bounce off him, keeping it low-key and making an effort not to overdo it.

As a result of this equilibrium, we also get a glimpse of a pre-Meet The Parents De Niro - which is very much welcomed, sweet lord - and the two men head into the second act ready to take each other on, hunt each other down and resolve those Bosnian sins of the past in the most violent way possible.

The script - by proposed Tomb Raider reboot scribe Evan Daugherty - occasionally stumbles, but is solid enough. The direction is fine. It’s fine. It’s probably Mark Steven Johnson’s best film (but when his other major films are Daredevil and Ghost Rider, that’s not exactly a gush) and as the two leads hunt and trap each other, a lot of Predator love oozes out of the frame. Unfortunately, this is not Predator, but you could do worse on an evening than to sit through this instead (if you don’t own Predator).

…Oh my god you guys. We should totally watch Predator right now.

Until next time, and until the next rebirth of Mr Travolta, I bid you adieu.

Next time: the straight to DVD movies of John Cusack

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The Blacklist Spinoff Series Ordered By NBC

15 May 2016 12:23 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Why should Dick Wolf get to have all the fun? NBC, hot on the heels of ordering its umpteenth Chicago series, has committed to a spinoff of its popular crime-procedural drama The Blacklist, titled The Blacklist: Redemption.

After airing a backdoor pilot for the spinoff this past Thursday, the Peacock network has made its allegiance to another installment of the franchise official, signing a deal for a first season of Redemption that will air this fall. Famke Janssen, Ryan Eggold, Edi Gathegi and Tawny Cypress are all aboard reprising their Blacklist roles as the core cast of the spinoff.

Jon Bokenkamp and John Eisendrath are set to serve as writers and executive producers on the series, with John Fox and John Davis involved as executive producers. Michael Dinner, who did great work behind the camera on FX’s Justified, will direct the first episode.

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- Isaac Feldberg

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