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There’s a reason HBO is so often a major contender at the Emmys each year — it has an amazing knack for creating a home for phenomenal TV shows. The network’s long history of great, groundbreaking TV means that even if you watch a lot of HBO, there’s probably plenty you haven’t seen. These are the very best, most influential shows the HBO has ever produced. If you’re not watching these, you really should be. “Tales from the Crypt” A mix of dark comedy and “Twilight Zone”-esque horror, it’s hard to deny that “Tales from the Crypt »
- Phil Hornshaw
Ryan Lambie Jan 31, 2017
In the late 90s, two very different filmmakers were still in the (relatively) early stages of their careers. Mexican director Guillermo del Toro had released his first feature, Cronos (1993) to widespread acclaim. The UK's Danny Boyle had captured the zeitgeist with his second movie, Trainspotting, and was about to embark on his next film, A Life Less Ordinary (1997).
Had everything gone to plan, del Toro and Boyle could have wound up directing their own chapters of a three-part anthology movie - the sci-fi equivalent of, say, Amicus Productions' portmanteau horror films of the 60s and 70s, such as The House That Dripped Blood »
A hard-working actor with over 100 screen credits to his name, actor Miguel Ferrer has sadly passed away at the age of 61.
Earlier today, Deadline reported the very sad news that Ferrer has passed away after a battle with cancer.
Since he began acting on screen in the early ’80s, Ferrer has lent his commanding presence as a performer to many TV series and films. Viewers know him as Dr. Garret Macy in Crossing Jordan, Owen Granger in NCIS: Los Angeles, and FBI Agent Albert Rosenfield in Twin Peaks—a role he reprised in both Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me and the upcoming revival series on Showtime.
Ferrer was a familiar face to horror and sci-fi fans over the years, appearing in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, RoboCop, DeepStar Six, The Guardian, Night Visions, and several episodes of Tales From the Crypt.
He also helped bring life to several Stephen King adaptations, »
- Derek Anderson
Just as nature abhors a vacuum, so too does a show abhor a showrunner vacancy. With “Bosch” topper Eric Overmyer decamping to head “The Man in the High Castle,” executive producer Daniel Pyne will be the new showrunner for “Bosch.”
Among Pyne’s film credits are “The Manchurian Candidate” and “The Sum of All Fears.” He made his directorial debut with the indie cult film “Where’s Marlowe?”, which he co-wrote with Mankiewicz. Together, they also created and produced “The Street,” a syndicated police procedural starring Stanley Tucci, and “The Marshal.” Pyne’s television work includes “Alcatraz” and “Miami Vice,” on which he and Mankiewicz first worked together.
Mankiewicz has served as an exec producer on “House of Cards” for the last four seasons. His »
- Oriana Schwindt
David Crow Jan 13, 2017
Jon Peters has had one of the most infamous and oddly-inspiring rises to power in Hollywood history. Once a hair-dresser bad boy who was supposedly the inspiration for Warren Beatty’s Shampoo, Peters somehow found himself as Barbara Streisand’s lover/producer on the A Star Is Born remake, and then a well-regarded producer who, along with Peter Guber, presided over classic 1980s blockbusters like Batman, Flashdance, and An American Werewolf In London. He also was the first guy to attempt to 'reboot' Superman before that jargon existed in the 1990s… mind you, his idea was to have Nicolas Cage with flowing locks to star in it while fighting a giant spider, but you know… he was still first.
See related Tales From The Crypt »
Caroline Preece Jan 13, 2017
We take a look back at the original Charmed, and what made it so special...
The premise for Charmed must have sounded simple - a female-centric show about three witches living in San Francisco that would cash in on the success of Buffy The Vampire Slayer on the still-new WB network. They wouldn’t just be witches, but also sisters, relatable across demographics with Prue (Shannen Doherty) - the late-20s sensible one, Piper (Holly Marie Combs) - the neurotic middle sister, and Phoebe (Alyssa Milano) - the wayward college dropout.
The late-90s was an era of Us network television that fostered a whole bunch of series focusing on ‘kick-ass’ female leads - Buffy, Xena, Dark Angel etc. - but what Charmed wanted to do was slightly different. From the start, the »
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