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Hell on Wheels, Ep. 4.12, “Thirteen Steps”: Emotionally wrenching decisions make for powerful episode

16 November 2014 3:55 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Hell on Wheels, Season 4, Episode 12, “Thirteen Steps

Written by Thomas Brady

Directed by Roxann Dawson

Airs Saturdays at 9pm (Et) on AMC

“I murdered that man for no other reason than to end the life of the man who took my son’s”

Anson Mount said in a recent interview that he sees Cullen Bohannon’s story ending with either him losing his soul and winning the world or vice versa. Considering the journey viewers have been on with him for the past four seasons with him, either option seems possible. The show has seen him seek revenge, go on the run, kill because he was trapped, fall in love, lose love, and become a father. We’ve also seen just how ruthless he can be when the situation calls for it. In many ways the railroad has turned him into a completely different person but really that’s what »

- Tressa

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AMC Renews Hell On Wheels For Fifth And Final Season

10 November 2014 9:54 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Though it has never garnered the ratings or awards clout of dramas like Breaking Bad or Mad Men, AMC’s transcontinental railroad drama Hell on Wheels has proven a reliable performer for the network throughout its four-season run. Now, AMC has opted to give the Anson Mount-led series the same treatment as those aforementioned prestige dramas, renewing it for a fifth and final season of 14 episodes, which will be split across the summers of 2015 and 2016.

The first seven episodes of Hell on Wheels‘ final ride will arrive next summer, at which point the show will break until the summer of 2016.

Given that AMC moved Hell on Wheels to Saturday nights (considered by many to be a graveyard slot) for its third season, there were those who didn’t expect the series to live nearly as long as it has. However, the drama’s fans followed it to Saturday, establishing »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Hell on Wheels, Ep. 4.11, “Bleeding Kansas” Tense emotional episode focuses on Ruth

9 November 2014 4:54 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Hell on Wheels, Episode 11, Season 4, “Bleeding Kansas”

Written by Michael C. Martin and Jimmy Mero

Directed by Seith Mann

Airs Saturdays at 9pm (Et) on AMC

“Congratulations, you ain’t dead”

AMC recently announced that next year’s season five of Hell on Wheels will be its last. And after this uneven fourth season, maybe it’s time. Everything that needs to be said has, and Cullen Bohannon (Anson Mount) our fascinating lead who has grown from a revenge-hungry former soldier into a dangerously driven man with a new wife and child. We have seen him loose and win back so much of his life that the time has come for us to say goodbye to this richly complex man.

Season four has had some great episodes, like the premiere, “The Elusive Eden”, “Elam Ferguson”, and its midseason finale, “Return to Hell”. But for the most part, the season has »

- Tressa

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Hell on Wheels: Fifth and Final Season Renewal for AMC Series

7 November 2014 6:00 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

AMC has renewed Saturday drama Hell on Wheels for a fifth and final season. Seven episodes will air next summer and the final seven will run on the summer of 2016. The final three episodes of season four start airing tomorrow evening.

A gritty period drama that takes place in the 1860s, Hell on Wheels revolves around the construction of the First Transcontinental Railroad and the various people connected with the Union Pacific Railroad. The cast includes Anson Mount, Common, Colm Meaney, Phil Burke, Christopher Heyerdahl, Robin McLeavy, Kasha Kropinski, Dohn Norwood, Jennifer Ferrin, Chelah Horsdal, MacKenzie Porter, Tayden Marks, and Jake Weber.

Here are the fifth season renewal details:

AMC Will Be Working On The Railroad For A Fifth And Final Season Of "Hell On Wheels"

Western Drama Has Thrived on Saturday Night, Attracting an Average of 3.4 »

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All-star cast for Aussie movie

13 October 2014 2:53 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

An Australian movie featuring Ryan Kwanten, Toni Collette, Robin McLeavy, David Wenham, Rufus Sewell, Richard Roxburgh, Deborah Mailman, Barry Otto and Barry Humphries sounds like a casting director.s dream.

All are lending their voices to The Blinky Bill Movie, Flying Bark Productions. CGI feature now in production in Sydney.

The script is by Fin Edquist, whose Maya the Bee Movie opens here on November 1. The co-directors are Deane Taylor (The Nightmare Before Christmas) and Maya.s Alexs Stadermann.

Kwanten voices the title character with McLeavy as the koala.s best friend Nutsy. The plot sees the duo racing across the outback to find Blinky.s missing father and save his hometown.

Collette will voice emus Beryl and Cheryl with Sewell as The Cat, Humphries as Wombo the wombat, Wenham as Jacko the frill-necked lizard, Mailman as Blinky.s mother and Otto as the mayor of Green Patch.

.The Blinky Bill »

- Don Groves

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All- star cast for Aussie movie

13 October 2014 2:53 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

An Australian movie featuring Ryan Kwanten, Toni Collette, Robin McLeavy, David Wenham, Rufus Sewell, Richard Roxburgh, Deborah Mailman, Barry Otto and Barry Humphries sounds like a casting director.s dream.

All are lending their voices to The Blinky Bill Movie, Flying Bark Productions. CGI feature now in production in Sydney.

The script is by Fin Edquist, whose Maya the Bee Movie opens here on November 1, The co-directors are Deane Taylor (The Nightmare Before Christmas) and Maya.s Alexs Stadermann.

Kwanten voices the title character with McLeavy as the koala.s best friend Nutsy. The plot sees the duo racing across the outback to find Blinky.s missing father and save his hometown.

Collette will voice emus Beryl and Cheryl, with Sewell as The Cat, Humphries as Wombo the wombat, Wenham as Jacko the frill-necked lizard, Mailman as Blinky.s mother and Otto as the mayor of Green Patch.

.The Blinky Bill »

- Don Groves

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Hell on Wheels, Ep. 4.10, “Return to Hell”: Midseason finale ends with stunning visuals

5 October 2014 6:36 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Hell on Wheels, Season 4, Episode 10, “Return to Hell”

Written by Jami O’Brien

Directed by Billy Gierhart

Airs Saturdays at 9pm (Et) on AMC

“The last time I saw him I spoke to him in anger”

Sydney Snow (Johnathon Scarfe) disappeared at the end of “Two Trains”, escaping Cullen (Anson Mount), Mickey (Phil Burke), and Durant (Colm Meany) during their brutal shootout. But the villain still hangs over the show, especially in “Return to Hell”, Hell on Wheels’ mid-season finale.

“Two Trains” brought a war to Cheyenne, and the ominous sight of Cullen walking his men back into town as Campbell watches from his room and Sydney watches from a hilltop makes one thing clear- the war is far from over. Sydney now seems like a viable and immensely dangerous threat, especially after his unhinged actions in “Two Trains”, and even more frightening is what he brings out in Cullen. »

- Tressa

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Hell on Wheels: Season Four Ratings

23 September 2014 1:01 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Last year, AMC moved Hell on Wheels to Saturday nights, leading many to believe the show would be cancelled. The ratings were lower but were good enough for the show to be renewed for a fourth season. Will the numbers rise or sink this time around? Will it be renewed for a fifth season or will it be cancelled instead? Stay tuned!

A gritty period drama that takes place in the 1860s, Hell on Wheels revolves around the construction of the First Transcontinental Railroad and the various people connected with the Union Pacific Railroad. The cast includes Anson Mount, Common, Colm Meaney, Phil Burke, Christopher Heyerdahl, Robin McLeavy, Kasha Kropinski, Dohn Norwood, Jennifer Ferrin, Chelah Horsdal, MacKenzie Porter, Tayden Marks, and Jake Weber.

The ratings are typically the best indication of a show's chances of staying on the air. The higher the ratings, the better »

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Hell on Wheels, Ep. 4.08, “Under Color of Law”: Scattered moments show characters’ uncertainty

21 September 2014 6:12 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Written by John Romano

Directed by Michael Nankin

Airs Saturdays at 9pm (Et) on AMC

“Elam Ferguson”, the seventh episode of Hell on Wheels season four changed the course of the series. Losing one of the original main characters, Elam (Common), at the hands of Cullen (Anson Mount) was shocking, devastating, and redefining for Cullen. There will obviously be repercussions. Cullen could potentially lose his alliance and friendship with the African-American community he works with, Eva (Robin McLeavy), could turn on him, and his wife, already fragile and insecure, now looks at Cullen with fear.

“Under Color of Law” handles the aftermath of Elam’s death carefully. Eva survives her pain by helping Elam’s hostage, Charlotte (Sara Canning), and drinking. Cullen survives by smothering the painful memories and pushing Naomi (MacKenzie Porter) away. It’s obvious that he’s in pain and perhaps he refuses to acknowledge Naomi because »

- Tressa

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Hell on Wheels, Ep. 4.07, “Elam Ferguson”: Emotional decisions change course of show forever

14 September 2014 6:40 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Hell on Wheels, Episode 7, Season 4, “Elam Ferguson”

Directed by Rod Lurie

Written by Mark Richard and Thomas Brady

Airs Saturdays at 9pm (Et) on AMC

This review contains major spoilers for episode 7 of Hell on Wheels

“Over the mountain and away from this place, I’ll get us there”

“Bear Man”, Hell on Wheels’ sixth episode, set the show back on the right track after it had strayed into slow and uncertain territory. The episode was smart, featured an exceptional performance by Common, and was true to the show’s brutal but contemplative nature. We now know that Elam (Common) survived the bear attack last season, at least physically. It’s clear that he is unstable and dangerous. Its follow up, “Elam Ferguson”, proves to be an emotionally devastating episode that shows the dangers of this world.

This episode finds all of our characters coming back together. It opens with »

- Tressa

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Hell on Wheels, Ep. 4.06, “Bear Man”- Answers big questions with unique spiritualism

7 September 2014 4:41 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Hell on Wheels, Season 4, Episode 6, “Bear Man”

Written by Max Hurwitz

Directed by Clark Johnson

Airs Saturdays at 9pm (Et) on AMC

“Lord, don’t take me like this. Not like this”

The last two episodes of Hell on Wheels, “Life’s a Mystery” and “Reckoning” were startling disappointments with only a few bright spots. This is especially true in comparison to just how good the first three episodes of the season were and how brilliant the third season was. Until the final minutes of “Life’s a Mystery”, it seems like Hell on Wheels has lost its direction.

Besides The Swede’s (Christopher Heyerdahl) fate, what happened to Elam (Common) has been season four’s biggest mystery. Did he survive last season’s bear attack? Did he die alone in the woods looking for Cullen (Anson Mount)? “Bear Man”, a rather telling title, picks up directly where we saw Elam last. »

- Tressa

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Hell on Wheels, Ep. 4.04, “Reckoning”: Disappointing moment in a strong season

24 August 2014 12:14 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Hell on Wheels, Season 4, Episode 4, “Reckoning”

Written by Jennifer Cecil

Directed by Dennie Gordon

Airs Saturdays at 9pm (Et) on AMC

What people are willing to do in order to survive has always been a driving force for Hell on Wheels. It’s been there from the beginning, often used as a stepping stone to something else. Season four has made this concept the show’s main focus. Cullen (Anson Mount) has, from day one, been a brutal man, walking a dangerous line between morality and survival. Really, most of the show’s characters have. How cruel and far away from humanity can one person get all in the name of survival?

We see this idea littered all over “Reckoning”. Durant (Colm Meaney) is willing to bet on Cullen again because he knows that Cullen is his best option. Campbell (Jake Weber) is another great example. He has set about »

- Tressa

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Hell on Wheels, Ep. 4.03, “Chicken Hill” reveals season’s powerful theme

16 August 2014 10:20 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Hell on Wheels, Season 4, Episode 3, “Chicken Hill”

Written by John Wirth

Directed by Dennie Gordon

Airs Saturdays at 9pm (Et) on AMC

“Cullen Bohannon has always worn his integrity like a millstone around his neck”

When Hell on Wheels first began, there was worry that it would never be able to get out of its own way. A revenge-driven anti-hero? We’d seen that a million times before. There were only so many places that kind of story could go and most of them were not good. And then something happened around the end of season 2- revenge was dropped and the show became a compelling character study about men and women in a dreadful world fighting to create something that would help cement their place in history.

When you consider that “Chicken Hill” is only the third episode of season four, it’s quite remarkable how much has already happened this season. »

- Tressa

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Hell on Wheels, 4.02, “Escape From the Garden” delivers one of the series’ best scenes

9 August 2014 9:29 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Hell on Wheels, Season 4, Episode 2, “Escape from the Garden”

Written by Mark Richard

Directed by Neil Labute

Airs Saturdays at 9pm (Et) on AMC

“Blood will be spilled, that’s for sure”

Besides Elam’s (Common) survival, how exactly Cullen (Anson Mount) will escape The Swede (Christopher Heyerdahl) is season four’s biggest question. It’s what fans have wondered about since the end of last season, when the gates of that Mormon compound closed and Cullen was forced to marry Naomi (MacKenzie Porter). Now that he is a father and husband, escaping The Swede has become his top priority. Viewers have been expecting a lot, but few likely predicted what this episode delivers. But more on this later.

Hell on Wheels hit a series high last season and its fourth season premiere last week made it seem like it was going to continue that streak. Thankfully, “Escape from the Garden” doesn’t disappoint. »

- Tressa

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Hell on Wheels, Ep. 4.01,“The Elusive Eden”: Strong premiere promises powerful season

3 August 2014 1:35 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Hell on Wheels, Season 4, Episode 1, “The Elusive Eden”

Written by Mark Richard

Directed by Neil Labute

Airs Saturdays at 9pm Et on AMC

“Some people don’t want to be pulled out of the mud, Mr. Durant”

There’s a very strong argument to be made that along with Hannibal, AMC’s Hell on Wheels is one of the most underrated dramas on television right now. Over the course of three seasons, the show has moved from a historical drama to a deeply moving and fascinating character study that just happens to be set during the building of one of America’s greatest accomplishments, the building of the Union Pacific Railroad. Its muddy and vicious camp is inhabited by rich and thrilling characters, the storylines continue to capture the viewer’s attention, and our lead, a man often struggling with a dark world and the darkness within himself, is an endlessly fascinating and evolving character. »

- Tressa

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New Backtrack Stills Freeze Faces!

21 July 2014 11:35 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Okay, so this is either weird, coincidental, or just plain funny. A new round of stills has arrived for Michael Petroni's second feature film, Backtrack, and it seems as if Adrien Brody has infected everyone with his singular facial expression. See the startling proof!

Petroni's Backtrack is a supernatural thriller that he wrote and is directing with Adrien Brody and Sam Neill in the lead roles. The cast is rounded out by local actors Bruce Spence, Robin McLeavy, Jenni Baird, and Anna Lise Phillips.

The film follows a psychologist whose life is thrown into chaos when he discovers his patients are all ghosts of people who died in an accident 20 years prior.

Jamie Hilton (The Waiting City, Sleeping Beauty) is producing for See Pictures alongside Antonia Barnard (The Painted Veil, The Quiet American) and Petroni.

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- Steve Barton

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'Hell on Wheels' season 4 scoop: Does Elam survive?

27 June 2014 10:36 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

In the season three finale of AMC’s Hell on Wheels, Elam (Common) went searching for kidnapped Cullen (Anson Mount) and stumbled upon a bear instead. Out of bullets, he was last seen losing that battle. Considering Common’s not in the first official cast photo released for season four (click here for the full version), fans might worry he’s off the show for good. Those who caught him photographed at the cast and crew’s season 4 kickoff dinner, though, may assume Elam’s back. Exec producer John Wirth confirms it: “He survives the bear attack, but I think »

- Mandi Bierly

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An insider's view of The Book Thief

2 March 2014 12:18 PM, PST | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Michael Petroni is understandably chuffed by the B.O. results of The Book Thief, his adaptation of the Marcus Zusak novel- particularly in Australia. Yet he wonders how the WWII drama might have turned out if he hadn.t been asked to do multiple rewrites by the studio, Fox 2000, and the director, Downton Abbey.s Brian Percival. .My major disappointment with the rewrites was that they took out most of the magic realism that features in the book,. said Petroni, who is editing the Aussie psychological thriller Backtrack, the first film he.s directed since 2002.s Till Human Voices Wake Us. .Fox wanted a film that would appeal to families, not just adults, and Brian wanted to tell more of a straight, dramatic tale..

He is quick to add, "I am very proud of the film, people come up to me and tell me how much they loved it. On »

- Don Groves

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12 Off-Beat Valentine's Day Movies

13 February 2014 | FEARnet | See recent FEARnet news »

February is upon us which means an endless barrage of Valentine's Day reminders. But not everyone is a fan of Hallmark holidays.  This February 14th, you can snuggle up with someone special and watch The Notebook, or you can check out these twisted and not-so-feel-good tales of love and physical affection.

The "Crazy in Love" Category

Haute Tension (2003)

Despite its one gaping flaw (those who have seen it know exactly what I mean), this popular French horror is the bleakest, bloodiest tale of unrequited love since the works of Shakespeare. It follows a young woman as she desperately tries to rescue her friend who has been kidnapped by a serial killer. When I think of lovelorn psychos, the final shot of this film definitely comes to mind. 

The Loved Ones (2009)

When a lonely Australian girl is turned down for prom by her crush, Brent, she takes matters into her own hands. »

- Heather Seebach

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Brody, Neill Join Aussie Thriller "Backtrack"

13 January 2014 3:02 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Adrien Brody and Sam Neill are teaming for Bankside and Madman Entertainment's thriller "Backtrack" which began production last week in Sydney, Australia.

The story follows a psychologist whose life is thrown into chaos when he discovers his patients are all ghosts of people who died in an accident twenty years prior.

Michael Petroni ("Till Human Voices Wake Us") penned and will direct the project which Jamie Hilton and Antonia Barnard are producing. Bruce Spence, Robin McLeavy, Jenni Baird and Anna Lise Phillips also star.

Filming also takes place in the Central West region of New South Wales with the shoot to wrap in mid-February.

Source: Screen »

- Garth Franklin

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