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Following last years hugely successful and gripping thriller The Fall, Hollywood star Gillian Anderson (The X Files) and man of the moment Jamie Dornan (Fifty Shades of Grey) reprise their roles as Dsi Stella Gibson and serial killer Paul Spector. The new series has just concluded – and it was immense – but it’s also released on DVD and Blu-ray courtesy of Rlj Entertainment’s Acorn Label on 26th December 2014.
The Fall follows the lives of two hunters – a serial killer stalking his victims and a high-powered detective superintendent on his trail and the second series commences ten days after Paul Spector told Dsi Stella Gibson that she would never catch him. As Gibson tries in vain to help Spector’s surviving victim remember the identity of her attacker, Spector is forced to deal with some loose ends. His return to Belfast reveals that someone from his past has been helping police with their enquires, »
- Dan Bullock
Now that the wildly popular podcast Serial has come to a close, we're ready to watch the murder mystery unfold on the big screen -- and we know just who would play Jay, Sarah Koenig, Adnan Syed, Hae Min Lee and of course, Mr. S.
Photos: The 10 Biggest Breakout Stars of 2014
If you're unfamiliar with the true crime podcast that draws over 1 million listeners per week and is put on by the This American Life producers, Serial reexamines the 1999 murder of an 18-year-old Baltimore high school senior named Hae Min Lee.
Not long before Lee went missing, she had broken up with her boyfriend, then-17-year-old Adnan Syed, an honors student of the Muslim faith who was later tried and convicted for killing her. Adnan is now 33 and serving a life sentence for Hae's murder, but insists in a series of telephone interviews with producer Sarah Koenig that he's innocent.
Libraries are a little bit magical, aren’t they? They’re one of the few places you’re still asked to be quiet and reverential; they’re packed full of all sorts of knowledge and stories; and they’re organised due to some kind of arcane system that the average person on the street won’t have a hope of navigating. Okay, so nowadays you can learn pretty much anything you want to know just by firing up Wikipedia, but there’s still something impressive about all those words being housed in one place. In both Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Terry Pratchett’s Discworld, libraries are places for arcane magic to take place.
In a series of TV movies from the early 2000s starring Noah Wyle, librarians are mystical guardians of all kinds of magic. »
In the contemporary landscape of supernatural investigators on television—high school cheerleaders adept at martial arts and chiseled GQ hunks offering quips with every shot of a silver bullet—Carl Kolchak would appear to be an anomaly. The name itself is likely unknown to the younger generation, lest they faintly recall handsome Stuart Townsend briefly playing the role on ABC in 2005 before disintegrating into the televisual ether.
But before this scant resurrection, there was the original Kolchak. Author Jeff Rice’s unpublished manuscript The Kolchak Papers was picked up by producer Dan Curtis, the creator of Dark Shadows, to be filmed as a made-for-television movie in 1972 that would star established actor Darren McGavin as the irascible reporter. The film, retitled The Night Stalker, dealt with the Las Vegas inkslinger’s investigation into a series of prostitute deaths that turned out to be the work of red-eyed and centuries-old vampire Janos Skorzeny. »
- Jose Cruz
TV Picks: Syfy January sees the thrilling premiere of a new season of Helix – the sci-fi thriller that follows a group of scientists as they try to prevent a deadly disease from infecting earth.Helix is the product of some of the biggest names in genre television, starting with Executive Producer Ronald D. Moore (Battlestar Galactica). Also Executive Producing are Lynda Obst (Contact) and Steven Maeda (Lost, CSI: Miami, The X-Files).Helix is an intense thriller about a team of scientists from the Centers for Disease Control who travel to a high-tech research facility in the Arctic to investigate a possible […] »
- April Neale
The search for the right director for “Wonder Woman” has ended! It was announced recently that the director for the Gal Gadot-starring film had been found and the Wonder Woman fans everywhere have been pleased with DC’s choice. Michelle MacLaren has been tapped to direct Gadot as she fights bad guys and saves the world. USA Today, who confirmed the news from The Hollywood Reporter, states that MacLaren is the proud owner of two Emmys and is known for her work on cult hit television episodes like “The Walking Dead,” “Breaking Bad,” “Game of Trhones” and ’90s cult hit “The X-Files.” MacLaren is the only second female director chosen to [ Read More ]
The original action drama series, Matador, which launched on El Rey Network in July, will not return for a second season. The show was created by Bob Orci and Alex Kurtzman, and ended its 13 episode run in October. Despite initial high hopes for the drama – the pilot of which was directed by network founder Robert Rodriguez – low international sales apparently played a significant part in the network’s decision not to renew. In a statement regarding the cancellation, El Rey Network explained its choice.
“Ultimately, it was a business decision but to be clear, we were very proud of the series on every level – creatively it hit the mark and we are gratified that it celebrated diversity in front of the cameras and behind the scenes. We want to thank everyone involved, from the extraordinarily talented cast and crew to the amazing production team. We appreciate all that they have »
- Sarah Myles
Gillian Anderson is starring in two TV series (NBC’s “Hannibal” and Netflix’s “The Fall”), and just published her first novel, the supernatural thriller “A Vision of Fire.” Back in 1991, she was just as good at multitasking when, waitressing at three restaurants, she was cast in off-Broadway play “Absent Friends” at City Center Stage — and earned her first review in Variety.
How did you end up in New York?
I came straight out of college. For graduation at DePaul University in Chicago, I was given my parents’ old Vw Rabbit. It took me so long to pack up all my junk that I set out by myself on my journey to New York at 11 p.m. — not advised. I pretty much drove straight through. I remember my futon was strapped to the roof. I was smoking in the car, and I realized all the embers were going up, and »
- Ramin Setoodeh
Per THR MacLaren will work with Wonder Woman's (as yet unnamed) writers to get flesh out a script.
You can check out El Mayimbe's original story Here.
Source: THR »
- Philip Sticco
When it was announced that Gal Gadot would be following up her turn as Wonder Woman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice with a solo outing for DC's Amazonian warrior in 2017, all talk immediately turned to who would chosen as director, with Warner Bros. looking to hire a woman for the job in keeping with the characters association with female empowerment. Jennifer Kent (The Babadook) and Lesi Linka Glatter (director and co-executive producer on Homeland) were among the many considered, but Warner Bros. have announced their decision, with Michelle MacLaren, who was previously reported to be front runner, signing on the dotted line to bring Wonder Woman's adventures to the big screen. Primarily working in the realm of T.V., MacLaren has an impressive back catalogue under her belt, working on several episodes of The X-Files, Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, Breaking Bad (she was also executive »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom White)
Wonder Woman: 5 female directors who could take up the mantle
Warner Bros has officially signed veteran director MacLaren following weeks of speculation.
Wonder Woman is expected to open in cinemas on June 23, 2017. »
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Last week we learned that Michelle MacLaren was in talks to direct Wonder Woman for Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment. Today it has been made official! The deal is done, and I think she's a great choice! If you're not familiar with MacLaren's work, she has worked on high profile shows such as Breaking Bad, The X-Files, The Walking Dead, and Game of Thrones.
Gal Gadot will reprise her role as Wonder Woman, who will first be introduced in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. There are no confirmed details on what the first Wonder Woman movie will be about, but there have been rumors that it will be set in the 1920s and be the first in a trilogy of standalone films. The report does say that the director's "deal culminates an on-and-off again dance with the Amazonian princess." So she will indeed be back to direct multiple films. »
- Joey Paur
There’s a new sheriff in town for Sons of Anarchy’s final season: Annabeth Gish’s Althea Jarry, a corrupt Charming, California, cop who’s been sleeping with the would-be enemy, Samcro gang-member Chibs (Tommy Flanagan). The X-Files and Bridge alum spoke with Vulture about her controversial Soa sex scenes, her reunion with fellow West Wing–er Jimmy Smits, and the legacy of Mystic Pizza.You seemed to make a seamless transition between FX’s The Bridge and Sons of Anarchy this season. How did that play out? It was my good luck that I was killed on The Bridge and went directly over to another fantastic, provocative FX show. They use their actors like a kind of rep company — you see Walton Goggins on Justified and Sons. They cast such amazing actors who can transform. It was so great to join the show in its last season, and in such a pivotal role. »
- Bruce Fretts
I recently finished watching the entire X-Files series again, and this show seriously never gets old. I always enjoy the time I spend with Mulder and Scully. I know there is a whole generation of younger people out in the world that haven’t experienced The X-Files yet. If you are one of them, the whole series is on Netflix, and I strongly suggest that you take the time to watch it. It’s better than many of the TV shows that are currently airing.
As I was rewatching the series, I kept a list of my favorite episodes. There were a lot of them, but for this list I managed to whittle it down to only twelve by focusing on what I thought were the funniest episodes. So this is my Top 12 list of favorite episodes of The X-Files that had some moments that made me laugh.
"Arcadia" - Season 6, Episode 15
- Joey Paur
Speaking on ITV's This Morning, the actress expressed an interest in returning to the sci-fi franchise should another television series or movie be made.
Anderson said: "It's always a matter of it actually happening - and there's a lot that needs to happen between the idea and actually turning up on set, and I don't unfortunately have any control over that.
"But would I do it? I would, yes."
"I find her fascinating," she said. "I know more about her than the audience does, but I'm still interested to learn more about her."
The actress went on to address some of »
The Wonder Woman solo film starring Gal Gadot set in the 1920s with a summer 2017 release may have just gotten its director. Four websites with a very good track record (Variety, The Wrap, THR, Latino-Review) almost simultaneously reported that Michelle MacLaren is in talks, or the top contender, to direct the movie. I've never seen "unofficial" news break on so many sites at one time. MacLaren has won two Emmys and received 11 nominations. She was executive producer on Breaking Bad and The X-Files. MacLaren has directed Breaking Bad (11 episodes), The Walking Dead (3 episodes), and Game of Thrones (4 episodes). She also fits Warner Bros' goal of finding a skilled female director.
- Free Reyes
The report adds that the studio "is not married to the idea of a female director" for the film.
Warner has not commented on the report.
Wonder Woman will be released on June 23, 2017. »
Gal Gadot will star as the character who will first be introduced in 2016's "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice". It isn't known if this standalone will be an origin movie, though there has been rumors of it being a 1920s-set prequel.
MacLaren has had a lot of experience on TV, serving as co-executive producer of "The X-Files," executive producer of "Breaking Bad" and director of acclaimed episodes of "The Walking Dead," "Game of Thrones," "Breaking Bad," "The Leftovers" and "Hell on Wheels".
Charles Roven is producing the film which is »
- Garth Franklin
As Netflix continues to assert itself as a major television company with such acclaimed series as House of Cards and Orange is the New Black, Amazon Studios is racing to catch up by ordering series it hopes will be equally well-received. So far, Amazon has scored one big hit in the form of Jeffrey Tambor-led dramedy Transparent, and it hopes to find some more in the new lineup of pilots, which will be made available for viewing as part of the company’s first pilot season of 2015.
Enclosed are descriptions of all seven pilots, courtesy of Deadline. The talented involved on all of them is impressive, to say the least. Mad Dogs comes from Cris Cole (The Bill) and Shawn Ryan (The Shield), while The Man In The High Castle hails from Frank Spotnitz (The X-Files). Carlton Cuse (Lost, The Strain) and Randall Wallace (Braveheart) are behind Point Of Honor, »
- Isaac Feldberg
A close-up look at a family torn apart by the start of the Civil War. An adaptation of Phillip K. Dick’s alternate history of the United States post-World War II. A satire of new age yoga culture in west Los Angeles. And a docu-series based on America’s most award-winning magazine.
Get ready for our first pilot season of 2015, when seven new series will debut their first episodes in January on Amazon Instant Video in the U.S. and U.K.. As with previous pilot seasons, you’ll be invited to watch each of them and provide feedback on the ones you’d like to see become full series.
The seven new pilots come from both highly-acclaimed and newly-discovered creators, and an impressive roster of talented actors have signed on to bring each pilot to life. Here’s a brief summary of each:
Cocked — A big city corporate lapdog »
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