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The CW Announces Season Finale Dates and May Event Series Labyrinth

27 February 2014 11:00 AM, PST | ScifiMafia | See recent ScifiMafia news »

One of the most Our Kind of Shows-friendly networks, The CW, has done us a few more favors, bless ‘em. They’ve given us not only the dates for the season finales of all Our Kind of Shows that they broadcast – that’s Arrow, The Tomorrow People, Supernatural, The Vampire Diaries, The Originals, Star-Crossed, and The 100 – but tacked on a new one as a bonus!

Well, it’s not a new series, but Labyrinth is a four-hour miniseries, and it stars so many familiar faces. The War Doctor! The Winter Soldier! Draco Malfoy! Defiance‘s Datak Tarr! Winter’s Tale‘s Beverly! More info about that below, along with the season finale dates and times. The SciFi Mafia Calendar (see the Calendar tab above) has also been updated.

The CW Sets Season Finale Dates And Kicks Off Summer With Four-hour Event Series “LabyrinthLabyrinth Makes Its Broadcast Television Premiere Across Two Nights on Thursday, »

- Erin Willard

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From Twister To Deep Impact: 15 Greatest Natural Disaster Flicks

21 February 2014 5:00 AM, PST | TheFabLife - Movies | See recent TheFabLife - Movies news »

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Opening this weekend is the volcano epic, Pompeii, about the doomed Italian city. The film gives the story the Hollywood treatment with three-dimensional fire balls, earthquakes and Kit Harington‘s abs (if only we could touch those, but we digress). The film joins a long history of disaster films, in particular, natural disaster films. These are the ones that are not man-made (The Towering Inferno), don’t involve any sort of alien invasion (Cloverfield, The Andromeda Strain) or involve Godzilla. Instead, Mother Nature rears her nasty side and reminds humans who actually runs the Earth.

Check out our list of the greatest natural disaster flicks and then let Pompeii stars, Kit Harington and Emily Browning, prep you for the worst.

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- Stacy Lambe

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Lauren Ashley Carter Joins with Mickey Keating for Pod

14 February 2014 2:49 PM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

If you missed last year's Jugface, then do yourself a favor... fix that Immediately. Once you do, you'll be equally as excited as we are for the new film from Mickey Keating (Ritual) entitled Pod. Read on for details.

Styd got the earlier word that Keating has cast Jugface star Lauren Ashley Carter (pictured) for his latest foray into terror. She will be joining Ritual star Dean Cates, who will appear in the film with Brian Morvant.

According to Shock, the film is being described as an ensemble family drama that goes horrifically awry in the snowy confines of an isolated lake house. Keating tells the site, "It's a paranoid and violent nod to the original 'Twilight Zone' series, Frankenheimer's Manchurian Candidate, and The Andromeda Strain." Sign us up!

Morgan White, William Day-Frank, and Sean Fowler are serving as producers. Eleanor West and Benjamin Wright co-produce.

More soon! »

- Uncle Creepy

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R.I.P. Character Actor Richard Bull

4 February 2014 10:24 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

The prolific TV actor who played the hen-pecked shopkeeper on Little House On The Prairie has died. Richard Bull died Monday of pneumonia in Calabasas, CA. He was 89. He played general store owner Nels Oleson for all of the NBC drama’s nine seasons and in three telefilms during the 1980s. But his busy small-screen career dates back to the mid-1950s, appearing in episodes of more than 100 shows. Bull’s resume includes such classic series as Perry Mason, The Fugitive, The Andy Griffith Show, Bewitched, Hawaii Five-o, Mission: Impossible, The Streets Of San Francisco, Lou Grant, Knots Landing, Hill Street Blues and ER — all the way through to Starz’s Boss in 2011. The Zion, Ill., native also appeared on the big screen in pics including High Plains Drifter, The Parallax View, The Andromeda Strain, The Thomas Crown Affair and the 2008 Larry the Cable Guy comedy Witless Protection. Related: In »

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Richard Bull, ‘Little House on the Prairie’ Star, Dies at 89

4 February 2014 5:34 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Character actor Richard Bull, who was best known for his role as Nels Oleson on “Little House on the Prairie,” died Monday in Calabasas, Calif. He was 89.

Aside from starring in “Little House” during its nine-season run from 1974-1983, Bull also had a recurring role as Doc in the 1960s adventure show “Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea.” His other TV stints included “Streets of San Francisco,” “Barnaby Jones,” “Gomer Pyle” and “Hill Street Blues.” He also appeared in the films “The Andromeda Strain” and “High Plains Drifter.”

Born in Zion, Ill. in 1924, Bull began his career as a stage actor at Chicago’s Goodman Theatre.

Actress Alison Arngrim, who played Bull’s daughter Nellie Olseon on “Little House,” said Bull shared characteristics with his onscreen counterpart.

“Today we lost my TV ‘Pa,’ the wonderful Richard Bull,” Arngrim said in a statement. “In real life, he was just as kind, »

- Maane Khatchatourian

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Richard Bull, ‘Little House on the Prairie’ Star, Dies at 89

4 February 2014 5:34 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Character actor Richard Bull, who was best known for his role as Nels Oleson on “Little House on the Prairie,” died Monday in Calabasas, Calif. He was 89.

Aside from starring in “Little House” during its nine-season run from 1974-1983, Bull also had a recurring role as Doc in the 1960s adventure show “Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea.” His other TV stints included “Streets of San Francisco,” “Barnaby Jones,” “Gomer Pyle” and “Hill Street Blues.” He also appeared in the films “The Andromeda Strain” and “High Plains Drifter.”

Born in Zion, Ill. in 1924, Bull began his career as a stage actor at Chicago’s Goodman Theatre.

Actress Alison Arngrim, who played Bull’s daughter Nellie Olseon on “Little House,” said Bull shared characteristics with his onscreen counterpart.

“Today we lost my TV ‘Pa,’ the wonderful Richard Bull,” Arngrim said in a statement. “In real life, he was just as kind, »

- Maane Khatchatourian

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Richard Bull, ‘Little House On The Prairie’ Star, Dies At 89

4 February 2014 11:29 AM, PST | HollywoodLife | See recent HollywoodLife news »

So sad! Richard Bull, who was known for his role as shopkeeper Nels Oleson on the 1974-1983 show ‘Little House on the Prairie’, died on Feb. 4 at age 89.

Richard Bull‘s former Little House on the Prairie co-star Melissa Gilbert took to Twitter to announce his death, saying, “This man will be missed.” Richard’s cause of death has not been released.

Richard Bull Dead — ‘Little House On The Prairie’ Actor Dies At 89

Richard is survived by his wife of 66 years, actress Barbara Collentine, whom he married in 1948. Richard had been living with Barbara in his hometown of Chicago before his death, although he died in Calabasas, Calif. at the Motion Picture Television Fund campus. Richard’s Little House co-stars took to Twitter to remember him after learning about his death on Feb. 4.

Melissa Gilbert, who played Laura Ingalls Wilder on the show, tweeted:

This man will be missed. Goodbye »

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films to stream: UK week of Jan 27

27 January 2014 6:37 AM, PST | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

What’s new, what’s hot, and what you may have missed, now available to stream on Netflix, blinkbox, and Curzon on Demand.

new to stream

Winter’s Bone: Jennifer Lawrence was nominated for an Oscar for her performance as a determined Ozarks teen struggling to keep her family together amidst crushing poverty [at Netflix] In the House (Dans la maison): as a black comedy, this never quite catches fire, though there is some mild amusement to be found in its social satire [my review] [at Netflix]

classic comedies

Annie Hall: Woody Allen’s Oscar-winning Best Picture is painful, raw, nakedly personal, and absolutely hilarious [my review] [at Netflix] Clerks: Kevin Smith’s first film is an indie groundbreaker, a slacker classic, and still very funny [at Netflix]

classic science fiction

The Andromeda Strain: an alien virus infects a small Earth town in this slow-burn 1971 thriller [at Netflix] War of the Worlds: Martians invade Earth in 1953; visually one of the »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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Helix episodes 1 & 2 review: Pilot & Vector

12 January 2014 10:48 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Review Billy Grifter 13 Jan 2014 - 06:47

Billy checks out Syfy's newest thriller, Helix, created by Battlestar Galactica's Ron D. Moore...

This review contains spoilers.

1.1 Pilot & 1.2 Vector

After sitting through the pilot of Syfy's new thriller Helix, I really wasn’t sure if those behind it found the whole exercise a personal massive joke, or this was seriously the best ideas they could come up with. The two pilot episodes welded into a single screening provide both highs and lows along with the occasional scare and a little mystery along the way.

The show laid its paper-thin premise down in the previously aired first fifteen minutes. Nasty goings on in an Arctic research facility attract the attentions of the Us Cdc (Centers for Disease Control & Prevention), which despatches their best people in the form of Dr. Alan Farragut (Billy Campbell, The Rocketeer), his ex-wife Dr. Julia Walker (Kyra Zagorsky), other infection control experts along with, »

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TV Review: Syfy’s ‘Helix,’ ‘Bitten’

8 January 2014 6:45 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Syfy kicks off the year with two new dramas, one brimming with darkness and ambition, the other simply looking determined to prove the Canadians needn’t rely on CW to export youth-oriented supernatural fare aimed at the “Twilight” set. If there’s one to watch, it’s “Helix,” overseen by “Battlestar Galactica’s” Ronald D. Moore, which vaguely echoes “The Andromeda Strain” and taps into not-entirely-unfounded fears about biological tinkering running amok. Mildly fun but less appealing, there’s “Bitten,” starring Laura Vandervoort, an actress so out-of-this-world gorgeous people keep casting her as something other than human – Supergirl, a “V,” and now the only female werewolf.

Giving a much-needed boost to both science and government bureaucrats, “Helix” stars Billy Campbell as Dr. Alan Farragut, the leader of the U.S. Center for Disease Control’s outbreak field team, who, along with his ex-wife (Kyla Zagorsky), is summoned to a private research facility, »

- Brian Lowry

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Interview: Billy Campbell of Syfy’s “Helix”

2 January 2014 10:20 AM, PST | ChannelGuideMag | See recent ChannelGuideMag news »

“I kind of think of this show as a mashup of The Andromeda Strain, John Carpenter’s The Thing and The Walking Dead,” Billy Campbell tells me of his new Syfy series Helix, premiering Jan. 10. Prior to the interview, watching the pilot, that is almost exactly what I thought about this 13-episode thriller (except, for me, parts of the show called to mind 28 Days Later more so than The Walking Dead). Helix does indeed combine classic sci-fi elements from those titles — a disease outbreak, a group of people at a fairly claustrophobic, remote Arctic outpost, and, eventually, at … Continue reading →

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