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1 | Do you, like us, wish that Constantine would spend an entire episode exploring Liv’s father’s house full of curiosities?
2 | What was the best light twist amid Hawaii Five-0’s dark 100th episode: Danny’s not-so-evil ringtone for Rachel? Kono’s job? Imprisoned, hirsute Kamekona?
The ratings for Grey's Anatomy have been dropping and the show is expensive to make but it remains one of ABC's top-rated shows. How long will it make sense for the network to keep it going? How long will viewers tune in? We'll have to wait and see.
Grey's Anatomy continues to follow the lives of the medical staff at the fictional Seattle Grace Hospital. This season, the large cast includes Ellen Pompeo, Patrick Dempsey, Justin Chambers, Chandra Wilson, James Pickens Jr., Sara Ramirez, Kevin McKidd, Jessica Capshaw, Sarah Drew, Jesse Williams, Camilla Luddington, Caterina Scorsone, and Jerrika Hinton.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show's likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly the 18-49 demo), the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available -- usually the next day, »
Making a sequel to even a hit independent horror film can be a daunting task. It might not hold quite as much accountability as coming up with the next entry in the X-Men or Batman franchises, but still a nerve-wracking charge nonetheless. It’s a challenge Co-Directors Dallas Richard Hallam and Patrick Horvath embraced when asked to helm the follow-up to Nicholas McCarthy’s supernatural thriller The Pact.
The Pact was a sleeper hit for Director / Writer Nicholas McCarthy who worked the film festival circuit and successfully secured theatrical and home entertainment distribution through heavy-hitters like IFC Films, E One Entertainment, and 20th Century Fox. Reviews for the movie were mainly positive not only through major horror outlets like Shockya.com and Horror.com, but mainstream ones such as the Hollywood Reporter, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, and Village Voice. Let’s just say Hallam and Horvath had their »
- email@example.com (Eric Shirey)
Murky Contract Part Deux: Hallam & Horvath Continue to Stir a Slushy Cauldron
A vaguely administered narrative continues to plague the concept of what comprises The Pact 2, the sequel to Nicholas McCarthy’s 2012 first film, which had been based on his original short. Directing duo Dallas Richard Hallam and Patrick Horvath take over the directorial and screenwriting reigns for this revolution. However, despite sharing the title and star of the predecessor, there’s little to significantly link this to the skimpy entrails of the first chapter, itself a film criticized for ambience but faltering in nearly every other department. This latest installment suffers from the same derivative issues, though correctly straddles a menacing tone, while at the same time offering up a committed cast this time around.
- Nicholas Bell
At the start of this week's Grey's Anatomy, Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) is in full needy mode, interrupting Alex (Justin Chambers) in the shower to tell him about her latest half-sister - and complimenting his junk in the process. (This scene proves that I could never be Meredith's roommate, let alone her person.) While hiding from the shower buddies, a jealous Jo (Camilla Luddington) tells Stephanie (Jerrika Hinton) that she's missing Cristina. Who agrees with her?
[A quick Cristina tangent: I really applaud the way the show is handling Cristina's exit with random shout-outs and references. Nothing worse than a show that writes out a character, and their friends and loved ones adopt a policy of never speaking of them again.]
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- Liz Raftery
The FrightFest All-Nighter 14 returns to its spiritual home, The Prince Charles Cinema, on Saturday October 25th, with five killer titles, including the world premiere of Anthony Diblasi’s Last Shift.
The evening kicks off with a special preview of The Vicious Brothers Extraterrestrial, a fine blend of Close Encounters and Communion with “some of the most extraordinary special effects and camerawork you’ll see in 2015″. Next up, The ABC’s of Death 2 needs no introduction. The first was a huge draw at FrightFest Glasgow and now attendees can scream along to 26 more deaths by 26 handpicked filmmakers. This is followed by the world premiere of Anthony Diblasi’s demonic horror Last Shift, which had to be dropped from the August line-up because of altered release and completion dates as did the next film – the highly anticipated sequel The Pact II, which has its UK premiere. And Giallo fans will not want »
- Phil Wheat
The Pact’s writer-director Nicholas McCarthy moves to executive producer for this second installment, which reveals itself to be more spinoff than sequel, loosely linked by the brief appearance of Caity Lotz, who starred in the first film. Perfunctorily produced in a manner that barely advances the underlying narrative, the feature's current release on VOD won’t do much to boost theatrical ticket sales. Although the original played as a modest haunted-house chiller, The Pact 2 shifts more into serial killer territory, although plenty of supernatural elements persist to plague June Abbott (Camilla Luddington), a freelance crime-scene cleaner and aspiring
- Justin Lowe
When thinking of recent horror movie sequels garnering minimal demand, The Pact II could be one of the most prominent examples. I don’t care much for Nicholas McCarthy’s original 2012 haunter, a film that only made waves throughout hardcore genre communities, but such an under-the-radar lifespan didn’t stop a sequel from being greenlit – without the involvement of Nicholas McCarthy himself. Placed in the hands of co-directors Dallas Richard Hallam (Entrance) and Patrick Horvath (Die-ner), the Judas Killer lives once again in The Pact II, a direct sequel that strikes an impressively similar tone to McCarthy’s chilling signature style. My problems with the first film never complained about scares, though, only convoluted storytelling more focused on atmosphere than comprehension. Do Hallam and Horvath learn from McCarthy’s weaker notes? Yes and no – but we’ll get to that shortly.
After the apparent death of the Judas Killer, a »
- Matt Donato
Following up a 2012 indie original that was a modest sleeper (especially in the U.K.), “The Pact 2” simply stretches out rather than elaborating on its predecessor’s already thin premise, creating holes that are poorly patched over with false scares and unconvincing character behavior. Unlikely to expand the audience for further “Judas Killer” antics, this soggy sequel from the writing-directing duo of Dallas Hallam and Patrick Horvath — neither of whom was involved in the first pic — launches theatrically Oct. 10 in New York, with Los Angeles following on Oct. 31. It’s already available on VOD in the U.S., and will likely make its primary coin in that format abroad as well.
The original “Pact,” directed by Nicholas McCarthy (whose sophomore feature, “At the Devil’s Door,” is in current release), generally made up in creepy atmosphere what it lacked in plot intricacy/originality, what with a decapitating villain who at »
- Dennis Harvey
Prepare to do a double take during tonight’s Grey’s Anatomy premiere (8/7c, ABC).
As previously reported, Shonda Rhimes’ medical soap will kick off Season 11 with a series of flashbacks depicting the love affair between Ellis Grey and Richard Webber — a tryst that we now know produced Meredith’s half-sister, Maggie.
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Nashville‘s Rayna Jaymes probably makes the right decision in the series’ Season 3 premiere, and I really, really hate her for it.
Before you angrily mobilize to spray-paint a giant “Deyna 4eva” on my house, hear me out. The best decision Ray could’ve made would be to come clean with both of her beaus: “Deacon, you are one Hot Pocket, but you and I need to figure. some. stuff. out. before we even think about doing this again. And Luke, the fact that I can’t do more than plaster a half-amused smile on my face in your presence »
Has ABC finally found a worthy companion to Modern Family?
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black-ish‘s opening moments — which found an Ultimate Hollywood Tours bus observing ad exec Dre Johnson and physician Rainbow and their four children, and calling them “the mythical and majestic black family… out of their natural habitat and still thriving” — scored bigger laughs than a half-dozen episodes combined of Super Fun Night »
Grey’s Anatomy will take family drama to a new level this season.
Meredith and Derek are in the midst of making the life-changing decision of moving to Washington, D.C., Callie and Arizona are looking at a future in which they have more children, and April and Jackson are about to welcome their first child. Which all pales in comparison to the fact that the new head of cardio is actually the daughter Ellis Grey gave up for adoption unbeknownst to Richard, making her Mer’s half-sister. Suffice it to say, there’s a lot of drama coming in season 11.
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- Natalie Abrams
Next to no time will have passed when ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy opens Season 11 this Thursday — now in an earlier 8/7c time slot — and yet Dr. Jo Wilson is about to be prescribed some new, unanticipated drama.
Because in the wake of Cristina’s decision to take a job far, far away, Meredith will choose Alex to fill that void, as her “person.” And for someone who is able to get Alex to open up on a good day, Jo is caught off guard by the new demand on her beau’s time.
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Recently, TV Line delivered their new spoiler chat session and dished out juicy,new spoiler scoopage for the upcoming "Grey's Anatomy" season 11 in regards to Alex and Jo, via Jo actress, Camilla Luddington. It turns out that Jo is going to get pretty shocked by how deep Meredith and Alex's working relationship can be or has been in the past. And she will get pretty jealous and confused about it. In their spoiler chat report, they said: "As we all surmised, Meredith’s tendency to lean on the last fellow “original,” Alex, in the wake of her “person” Cristina’s exit, will raise Jo’s pretty little eyebrows. As Camilla Luddington explained to Matt Mitovich, “Jo’s never actually witnessed the depth of that relationship before, how with that gang there really were no boundaries, so she sees that and is taken aback. She’s jealous and she doesn’t know what to do. »
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Question: I’m a longtime reader and lover of your weekly AA column and I couldn’t help but notice there wasn’t one last week. —Kaia
Ausiello: I was kinda hoping that would slip by unnoticed, but apparently nothing gets by you, Kaia! On very rare occasions, I will take a week off from AA to, you know, transition my award-winning Smurf dioramas from spring/summer to fall/winter.
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Heading for release in U.S. theaters on October 10, The Pact 2 picks up where Nicholas McCartney's unsettling horror thriller left off. In the first film, Caity Lopez starred as Annie, a troubled young woman who came home for her mother's funeral. She discovered that "home," or, more specifically, the house itself, harbored very troubling things. Now, in The Pact 2 ... A series of brutal murders lead authorities to believe the Judas killer is back and Annie (Caity Lotz, Arrow, Mad Men) returns home for the final showdown. The film, directed by Dallas Richard Hallam and Patrick Horvath, also stars Camilla Luddington (Grey's Anatomy), Scott Michael Foster (Halt and Catch Fire, Greek), Patrick Fischler (2 Guns, Mad Men, Californication), and Haley Hudson (The Pact).Distributed by IFC Midnight,...
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Tagline: "It's starting again." More details have been released for the horror title The Pact II. This title releases today (September 5th, 2014), through IFC Film's Video-on-demand format. This sequel to the 2012 film brings the Judas Killer back to the small screen. This time this murderer might be a copycat, though. This second film stars: Caity Lotz (The Pact), Camilla Luddington and Scott Michael Foster. The official poster for the film shows here. As well, more story details have been revealed for The Pact II. The film focuses on the character June. June experiences lucid nightmares, which involve murder and murder victims. Are these really dreams? Meanwhile, a copycat of the Judas Killer is haunting June's neighbourhood and no one is safe in this small Los Angeles locale. The official poster for the film hosts a few chills. The Judas Killer is again shown; he appeared in the original film's movie poster. »
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Annie thought the wrath of the Judas Killer was in the rearview mirror, but she’s about to experience a potentially fatal blast from the past in IFC Midnight’s The Pact 2. The sequel to the 2012 horror film hits VOD platforms this Friday and we have a behind-the-scenes clip and official poster providing a taste of what’s to come.
“Only a few weeks after Annie Barlow exterminated the plague that was the Judas Killer, we meet June Abbott, a woman whose carefully constructed life in Los Angeles is beginning to unravel due to lucid nightmares so awful they disturb her waking life.
When Special Agent Terrence Ballard, the FBI agent assigned to wrap up the case of the newly deceased Judas Killer, shows up at June’s door, he brings with him some terrifying news – there is a Judas copycat killer on the loose in her neighborhood! In the course of his investigation, »
- Derek Anderson
The release of the sequel to Nicholas McCarthy's film The Pact, cleverly titled The Pact 2, is heading toward us like an evil spirit looking for a host, and right now we have the official one-sheet along with a look behind the scenes of production! Dig it!
Directed by Dallas Richard Hallam and Patrick Horvath, the film stars Camilla Luddington ("True Blood"), Patrick Fischler (Mulholland Drive), Scott Michael Foster ("Californication"), Haley Hudson (The Pact), Mark Steger (The Pact), and Caity Lotz (The Pact).
IFC Midnight has announced a VOD roll-out on September 5th, followed by a limited theatrical outing on October 10th.
Only a few weeks after Annie Barlow exterminated the plague that was the Judas Killer, we meet June Abbott, a woman whose carefully constructed life in Los Angeles is beginning to unravel due to lucid nightmares so awful they disturb her waking life.
When Special Agent Terrence Ballard, »
- Steve Barton
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