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Get Out Earns $30.5 Million on Oscar Weekend

Get Out Earns $30.5 Million on Oscar Weekend
Blumhouse's Get Out, the Jordan Peele horror/comedy/social commentary, parlayed its glowing critical reception for a stunning $30.5 million Oscar weekend in 2,781 theaters and a very respectable $10,976 per-screen average. The other new films, Lionsgate/Summit's animated flick, Rock Dog, at $3.7 million, fell just outside of the top 10, while the critically-derided inanimate Collide, from Open Road, spun out at $1.53 million in 2,045 theaters for an abysmal $753 per theater.Get Out, a film where an African-American man notices his girlfriend's family estate may be hiding a sinister secret, had a surprise sneak premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, which set the stage for its critical success. The film maintains a rare 100% Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, a healthy 8.1 IMDb rating and an A- on CinemaScore. That means the horror film should see an easy falloff next weekend even as the Groundhog Day Ya film, Before I Fall, and the final Hugh Jackman Wolverine film,
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First Trailer for Historical Film 'Bitter Harvest' About The Holodomor

"How many lives is this war worth?!" Roadside Attractions has debuted an official trailer for a sweeping historical drama titled Bitter Harvest, set during "The Holodomor" in Ukraine in between the first and second World War. The "Holodomor" was a genocidal famine engineered by Joseph Stalin, as an effort to stop the Ukrainian independence movement, resulting in the deaths of millions of people. The film tells the story of a romance between a young Ukrainian couple torn apart by the starvation. Max Irons stars, along with Samantha Barks as his lover, also including Terence Stamp, Barry Pepper, Richard Brake, Aneurin Barnard, Tom Austen, Tamer Hassan and Lucy Brown. This looks okay, but it's hard to tell with this trailer. There's too much going on and the director isn't that impressive, it might not be any good. Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for George Mendeluk's Bitter Harvest, originally from
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Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa Reuniting for Sequel to Stoner Comedy 'Mac & Devin Go to High School'

Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa are reuniting for one more take (or is it toke) of the stoner comedy - this time in a feature film titled "Dispensary," which hails from The Yard Entertainment. To be shot in La this fall, the film's writer & director is Dylan Brown, and will be produced by Lucy Brown, and will follow the highs and lows (although likely mostly the highs) of Devin Overstreet (played by Wiz), a college student with a dream - to open The Dispensary (or what he deems the McDonald's of the weed industry). After getting himself expelled from college, he teams with Mac (played by Snoop Dogg), a guy who knows a thing or 2 about marijuana, and together they...
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Samantha Fox joins stars of Harry Potter, Primeval, Doctor Who, James Bond at McM Birmingham Comic Con & Memorabilia

Former pop star and pin-up Samantha Fox is to join the stars of Harry Potter, Primeval, Doctor Who and James Bond at the upcoming McM Birmingham Comic Con & Memorabilia on March 16 and 17.

The Comic Con and Memorabilia events are held side by side at the NEC, Birmingham. Comic Con visitors get into Memorabilia free of charge. Children under 10 get in free if accompanied by a paying adult.

Listed below are some of the star guests lined up for the shows.

Potter Personalities: Chris Rankin, who plays Percy Weasley in six of the blockbuster Harry Potter films, Steffan Rhodri, who was Reg Cattermole in Deathly Hallows and Hugh Mitchell, who appears as Gryffindor student Colin Creevey in The Order Of The Phoenix. Steffan is also famous for playing Dave in hit comedy Gavin & Stacey, and recently won plaudits as the voice of Drippy in acclaimed video game Ni No Kuni: Wrath Of The White Witch.
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Photo Blast from the Past: Bea Arthur and Hal Linden

Today, we're featuring Bea Arthur and Hal Linden circa 1981. Arthur's stage roles included Lucy Brown in the 1954 Off-Broadway premiere of Marc Blitzstein's English-language adaptation of Kurt Weill's Threepenny Opera, Yente the Matchmaker in the 1964 premiere of Fiddler on the Roof on Broadway, and a 1966 Tony Award-winning portrayal of Vera Charles to Angela Lansbury's Mame. She reprised the role in the 1974 film version opposite Lucille Ball. In 1981, she appeared in Woody Allen's The Floating Light Bulb.
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Kapow! Comic Con 2012: Being Human And Doctor Who Talent Appearing At TV Panel

The organisers behind next weekend's Kapow! Comic Convention have revealed that Doctor Who writer Tom MacRae will take part in the TV panel alongside actor Russell Tovey (Being Human, Sherlock), Adam Garcia (Threesome, House), actress and comedy writer Lucy Brown (Primeval) and comedian Tom Allen. They will discuss the relationship between writing sci-fi drama and comedy by asking the question, "How much is creating a joke like constructing a high concept narrative?" In addition to comic-book panels with Marvel, DC, Image and Millarworld, other events taking place include An Audience with Nick Frost, Noel Clarke Q&A with exclusive footage from Storage 24, the creative team behind Batman: Arkham City from Rocksteady Studios, British writer and director Gareth Evans talking The Raid, two of Britain’s biggest comedians as Jimmy Carr interviews Frankie Boyle live about his love of geek culture plus the much loved TV personality and comic-book writer
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‘Primeval’ Soundtrack announced

Movie Score Media has announced a soundtrack release for the British dinosaur adventure series Primeval. The album features 75 minutes of the original score composed by Dominik Scherrer (Miss Marple, Scenes of a Sexual Nature) from the first three seasons of the show. The soundtrack is scheduled for a release on September 20, 2011 and will be available digitally and on CD. Primeval created by Adrian Hodges and Tim Haines tells the story about an evolutionary zoologist who discovers prehistoric creatures alive and well in the present day. The show produced for the British network ITV stars Douglas Henshall, Jason Flemyng, Andrew Lee-Potts, Lucy Brown and Hannah Spearriton and aired In the Us on BBC America and Syfy. Visit Syfy’s official show website for more information.

The label has also announced a soundtrack release for the British thriller A Lonely Place to Die. The album includes the score by Michael Richard Plowman
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'Primeval' star: 'Film would be fantastic'

'Primeval' star: 'Film would be fantastic'
Primeval star Lucy Brown has admitted that a film version of the ITV series would be "fantastic". It was reported in 2009 that Warner Bros. had acquired the screen rights to the show in a six-figure deal. "[A film has been] talked about a lot," Brown told Den of Geek. "I remember having a discussion with [co-creator] Adrian [Hodges] two years ago, about where a film might go. But the script has to be written and approved. But I think that would (more)
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Primeval Episode Five Teaser From The New Season Four!

Connor and Abby are sent to investigate an odd anomaly signal, and uncover the existence of an ancient Labyrinthodont in a small coastal town. While trying to track it down, they discover a group of farmers smuggling dangerous fuel. Back at the Arc, Matt sets out to find Emily after her mysterious disappearance. Stars: Jason Flemyng as Danny Quinn Andrew-Lee Potts as Connor Temple Hannah Spearritt as Abby Maitland Ben Miller as James Lester James Bradshaw as Duncan Ben Mansfield as Hilary Becker Lucy Brown as Jenny Lewis Ciarán McMenamin as Matt Anderson. Ruth Kearney as Jess Parker. Alexander Siddig as Philip Burton. Ruth Bradley as Emily Merchant. Anton Lesser as Gideon. Jonathan Byrne as Ethan Dobrowski. LEEE777 - Primeval episode five airs tonight on BBC America 9/8c and ITV 1 at 7pm.
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TV Review: Primeval, 4.1

The opening titles of Primeval involve triangular shards of light with various dinosaurs and monsters emblazoned on them, synchronized with the appearance of each cast member’s credit. This speaks volumes about the show itself, which has always placed an emphasis on CGI beasties over characterization and acting.

Primeval suffered an extinction event in summer 2009, when ITV decided to cancel the expensive series in the face of strong ratings, because of financial difficulties. In a remarkable rescue, the show was revived by ITV agreeing to split production costs between three partners: UKTV (who’ll premiere series 5 on Watch), BBC America and the German broadcaster ProSieben. It’s great to see a TV show survive death thanks to some business creativity, to benefit the millions who enjoy it, but Primeval is unfortunately a series that remains more of a special-effects showreel than a compelling action drama.

One big problem is the casting,
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Why desire for booze, chocolate increases after being dumped?

Why desire for booze, chocolate increases after being dumped?
London, July 10 – Romantic brain signals are the reason why people have cravings for booze and chocolate after being dumped, says experts.

Adults who had been rejected were shown pictures of past lovers and scientists found parts of the brain linked to addiction suddenly became active, reports

‘The pain of romantic rejection may be built into our systems,’ said Lucy Brown of Yeshiva University.

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Two Clips That Reveal Dean Cain's Frost Giant

When I first learned that Syfy had a creature feature in the works starring Dean Cain called Frost Giant, without knowing anything about the plot, I just automatically assumed the titular "frost giant" would be a Yeti or an Ymir or some other furry Scandinavian behemoth. Nope. Turns out Syfy has made a movie about a block of ice that sprouts arms and legs, comes to life, and goes on a killing spree. All I can say to that is, "About damn time!"

Ex-tv Superman Dean Cain stars in Frost Giant along with Lucy Brown from season three of the Brit sci-fi dino series "Primeval" in this frostbitten fright flick from prolific Syfy movie scripter Raphael Jordan and director Victor Garcia (Return to House on Haunted Hill, Mirrors 2). Still no official plot synopsis anywhere that I have come across, but judging by these two scenes from the film that Syfy has posted,
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TV News: Primeval, Dexter, Office, Minds


The four-month shoot in Dublin for the seven-episode fourth season of the previously cancelled British sci-fi series "Primeval" has just wrapped reports Den of Geek.

It was almost a year ago ITV announced the axing of the series after its third season due to production costs. A deal was then worked out between ITV, German television company ProSieben, UKTV and BBC Worldwide to fund two further seasons of the show. The six-episode fifth season is already in production and will wrap in November.

ITV1 will broadcast season four in early 2011, while UKTV’s new entertainment pay TV channel 'Watch' will premiere the fifth season later that year before its run on ITV1. Both seasons will be broadcast in HD.

Hannah Spearritt, Andrew Lee-Potts, Ben Miller, Jason Flemyng, Lucy Brown and Ben Mansfield have all returned to the show. New cast members incorporated over the fourth and fifth season include Alexander Siddig,
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'Primeval' series four filming finishes

'Primeval' series four filming finishes
The cast of Primeval have finished filming the upcoming fourth series. The show was originally cancelled by ITV but was later revived when the channel teamed up with UKTV, BBC America and German broadcaster ProSieben. Hannah Spearritt, Andrew Lee-Potts, Ben Miller, Jason Flemyng, Lucy Brown and Ben Mansfield have all returned to the show, while new cast members include Alexander Siddig, Ciarán McMenamin, Ruth Bradley, Jonathan Byrne, Anton Lesser and Ruth Kearney. The programme's executive producer Tim Haines said: "The cast and crew have been brilliant and they have put in a huge effort (more)
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Blu-Ray Reviews: ‘Sharpe’s Challenge,’ ‘Sharpe’s Peril’ Are Our Delight

Chicago – Sean Bean is an actor who naturally exudes menace. His dark squinting eyes always seem to be up to something, and surely assisted him in getting cast as the bad guy in a variety of blockbusters. While American moviegoers know him primarily for roles such as Jack Ryan’s adversary in “Patriot Games,” British audiences view Bean as their equivalent to a heroic Jack Ryan-type everyman, thanks to his portrayal of swashbuckling soldier Richard Sharpe.

Based on Bernard Cornwell’s series of historical fiction novels, the “Sharpe” film saga was originally broadcast in the mid-90s, consisting of no less than fourteen installments. Sharpe starts out as a British sergeant who receives a promotion after saving the life of the future Duke of Wellington. The books, and their subsequent television adaptations, chronicle Sharpe’s adventures in the Napoleonic Wars, climaxing at the Battle of Waterloo. Two more “Sharpe” films were shot a decade later,
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Comics in Context #240: Wimpy in Love

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# 240 (Vol. 2 #12): Wimpy In Love

In his introduction to one of Fantagraphics Books’ earlier set of volumes reprinting E. C. Segar’s Popeye comic strips, comics historian Rick Marschall argues that Popeye’s supporting player J. Wellington Wimpy is a “scoundrel” with a “lack of conscience” who can and does “betray” everyone. But in reviewing the Sunday strips in Volume 3 of Fantagraphics’ current series of Segar Popeye reprints, I’ve discovered that Wimpy is more complex than that. He does indeed have a conscience, though it is repeatedly overwhelmed by his animalistic appetite for hamburgers.

There are a month of 1933 Sunday strips about Popeye’s boxing match with the enormous Bullo Oxheart, in which Wimpy acts as referee, though he keeps being distracted from the fight by his efforts to mooch a meal off a friend, Eddie, who is sitting in the audience off-panel. But Popeye is the central character of this sequence of Sundays,
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Du Beke 'lying low' after racism row

Strictly Come Dancing star Anton Du Beke is said to be keeping a low profile following his recent racism controversy. According to the Daily Star, the professional dancer's celebrity partner Laila Rouass set tongues wagging at the Pride of Britain Awards earlier this week by arriving without him. Other Strictly pairs, including Joe Calzaghe and Kristina Rihanoff, attended the ceremony together on Monday evening. However, Rouass chose to be accompanied by her Primeval co-star Lucy Brown. A source said: "Anton was very, very noticeable by his absence - he had obviously been told to keep away. Many of us thought he'd (more)
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Videolog DVD & Blu-ray News 9.15.2009

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In this incarnation of our Videolog column (which began in 1982 with VHS and Betamax and later laserdisc), Starlog posts information weekly regarding selected genre titles being released (or re-released) now on DVD and Blu-ray. Prices listed are Msrp, though the clickable links lead to Amazon where the savings can be significant.

DVD Releases for September 15, 2009

American Werewolf In London: Full Moon Edition (Universal, $14.99 DVD; $26.98 Blu-ray): Blending the macabre with a wicked sense of humor, director John Landis delivers a contemporary take on the classic werewolf tale in this story of two American tourists who, while traveling in London, find their lives changed forever when a vicious wolf attacks them during a full Moon. Featuring Rick Baker’s innovative, Academy Award-winning makeup, this digitally remastered Full Moon Edition has both old and new extras, including the new feature-length documentary “Beware the Moon.” See Dave McDonnell’s Starblog re: covering the
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New On DVD This Week

Here’s a list of some of the new movie and TV shows coming to DVD and Blu-ray this week that we’re looking forward to seeing. Also, there’s some classic, and not-so-classic, movies hitting Blu-ray for the first time this week as well.

Of all the new releases, we’re particularly interested in the Blu-ray versions of movies and TV shows like Army of Darkness, Hero, An American Werewolf in London, The Big Bang Theory Season Two and Bonanza. Yes, some of us are even excited about the debut of X-Men Origins: Wolverine, which drops today on Blu-ray.

Check them out.


An American Werewolf in London (Full Moon Edition) ~ David Naughton, Jenny Agutter, Griffin Dunne (Blu-ray)

Army of Darkness (Screwhead Edition) ~ Bruce Campbell, Embeth Davidtz (Blu-ray)

Bionicle: The Legend Reborn ~ Dee Bradley Baker, Jeff Bennett, Jim Cummings, and Michael Dorn (DVD)

Child’s Play ~ Roslyn Alexander, Jack Colvin,
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Review: ‘Primeval’ May Be The Best Monster-of-the-Week Show Since ‘The X-Files’

The first several seasons of "The X-Files" rank as some of the best entertainment television has to offer. They deftly mixed creatures, characters, and creative storytelling together to form a captivating show with more hits than misses.  Episodes were divided between the mythology, which explored the series' story arc of aliens and Mulder's missing sister, and stand alone episodes referred to as the monster-of-the-week.  I was always more partial to the latter style where each episode brought new creatures and challenges without the heavy burden of deep conspiracies and back story.  The show was eventually consumed by cast changes, confusion, and mediocrity, and there's been nothing approaching it's monster-filled greatness on TV since.  Until now. "Primeval" is a British show about a team of scientists and government agents investigating a series of time portals, or temporal anomalies, or doorways into the prehistoric past, or glittery light shows from whence deadly creatures emerge... let's
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