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Composed by John Ottman
The latest entry in Liam Neeson’s Career Resurgence Extravaganza, Non-Stop sends Neeson’s alcoholic air marshal Bill Marks on unraveling a mysterious bomb threat aboard a flight from New York to London. (Said flight is, in fact, non-stop.) When it’s not withholding key pieces of its mystery, Jaume Collet-Serra’s thriller is both tense and supremely silly — imagine Flightplan’s laser focus on its central character with Speed’s one-upsmanship.
Having previously scored Collet-Serra’s Unknown (also starring Neeson), John Ottman’s no stranger to genre. From Eight-Legged Freaks to Gothika, he’s also scored nearly all of Bryan Singer’s films since the early days of Public Access. His work in Singer’s ill-fated Superman Returns is a standout highlight, showing a deep reverence for John Williams’ importance to the original’s iconography. In short, Ottman has a flexible toolkit, »
- David Klein
This upcoming month, there are two interesting genre titles playing on Fearnet that you should take note of; 'Eden Lake' and 'Dahmer.' Why? Because they both represent early movies for actors that have proved to be outstanding performers in the arts long before they honed their craft. In the case of 'Eden Lake,' the film is fronted by Michael Fassbender, long before he played Magneto in the 'X-Men' films, stole the show in Quentin Tarantino's 'Inglourious Basterds' & played the android David from 'Prometheus' with such cold, calculated perfection. Also, you can catch 'Dahmer,' the bio pic from director David Jacobson, which stars Jeremy Renner in one of his first cinematic lead roles. Now he's an Avenger in the Marvel Universe! So it got me thinking about other examples of successful stars you may have totally forgotten were in genre films. »
- Rob Galluzzo
We told you about the Hellions Horror Video Contest back in January. You read, followed orders, and made movies. Now the time has come for the voting process to begin. Read on for details.
From the Press Release
The submission phase of the Hellions Video Contest came to a close Saturday, March 1st, and now the voting phase begins! New entries will be posted on Monday mornings for the next four weeks on the Hellions website.
Each week visitors will have an opportunity to vote on their favourite entry, and a Weekly Audience Favourite will be elected to advance to the Final Round. The Final Round will be juried by Hellions director Bruce McDonald, director and Rue Morgue publisher Rodrigo Gudiño, and Hobo with a Shotgun director Jason Eisener.
The winning entry will be shown within the context of the feature film Hellions, and the director will be invited to the premiere. »
- Uncle Creepy
This Friday the second season of NBC's 'Hannibal' continues with the follow-up episode entitled 'Sakizuki'. And continuing the promotions comes this new piece of teaser art from the series featuring a lot of naked people clambering around Will Graham's mush, a la the style of the classic original 'Silence of the Lambs' poster. The show stars Mads Mikkelsen ('Casino Royale'), Hugh Dancy, Laurence Fishburne ('The Matrix'), Eddie Izzard ('The Munsters'), Gillian Anderson ('The X-Files'), Katharine Isabelle ('American Mary'), Michael Pitt ('Funny Games'), Jeremy Davies ('Lost'), Chris Diamantopoulos ('The Three Stooges'), and Amanda Plummer ('Pulp Fiction'). Check out the new poster below. »
Anybody catch the premiere of "Those Who Kill" last night? If so, you'll want to watch this video of the cast discussing their characters along with a preview of next week's Episode 1.02, "The Way Home."
Meanwhile, Thomas Schaeffer (James D'Arcy) secretly investigates Catherine's past.
Based on the Danish crime series format inspired by the bestselling work of author Elsebeth Egholm, the ten-episode serialized drama is set in Pittsburgh.
“Those Who Kill” is produced by Imagine Television and Fox 21. Brian Grazer and Francie Calfo are executive producers for Imagine Television. Glen Morgan (“The X-Files,” “Millennium”) serves as executive producer/showrunner. David Petrarca serves as executive producer and directs several episodes. Peter Bose »
- Debi Moore
Sitting in a posh hotel suite in Pasadena, Calif., James D'Arcy, British star of the A&E Network serial-killer drama "Those Who Kill," premiering Monday, March 3, recalls taking the first-time plunge into an open-ended TV series.
"The nature of television is you have a vague idea of where you're going, but that can change," he tells Zap2it. "It's the first time I've done something where I don't know what the end was when I accepted the role. It's the first time I've done anything where I didn't read all the scripts."
"That's always challenging for me as well," says his co-star, Chloe Sevigny, who's done film, stage and TV series ("Big Love," "Hit & Miss," "American Horror Story: Asylum"). "You don't have any control."
Review Ron Hogan 4 Mar 2014 - 07:38
This review contains spoilers.
For years, television networks have tried to recreate surprise hits by replicating the formula. For example, networks have been trying to find another Lost since Lost went off the air. Feel free to substitute Fringe in for Lost as necessary. However, one of the first shows I remember drawing that sort of attention was The X-Files. For awhile, everyone tried to have an X-Files clone, and no one was able to capture that properly, not even Carter himself.
Fortunately, The After doesn't seem like it's trying to capture the X-Files vibe so much as it's trying to be the show Under The Dome promised, yet failed to deliver. Normal people caught in an abnormal situation, just trying to survive while the world around them falls apart at the seams. »
Ahead of its premiere in just under a fortnight, the El Rey Network has released five blood-soaked character posters for Robert Rodriguez's upcoming small screen adaptation From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series, which we've got for you right here....
From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series sees D.J. Cotrona (Dear John, G.I. Joe: Retaliation) and Zane Holtz (Holes, The Perks of Being a Wallflower) taking over from George Clooney and Tarantino as the Gecko brothers, while the rest of the cast includes Robert Patrick (Terminator 2: Judgment Day, The X-Files) as Jacob Fuller, Madison Davenport (Save Me, Shameless) as Kate Fuller, Brandon Soo Hoo (Tropic Thunder, Ender’s Game) as Scott Fuller, Don Johnson (Django Unchained, Nash Bridges) as Sheriff Earl McGraw, Adrianne Palicki (Friday Night Lights, G.I. Joe: Retaliation) as Vanessa Styles, Jake Busey (Starship Troopers, Enemy of the State) as Professor Aiden Tanner, Lane Garrison (Bonnie & Clyde, Prison Break »
- Gary Collinson
El Rey Network and Alamo Drafthouse Cinema are excited to announce the premiere episode of From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series on the big screen in nine Alamo Drafthouse theaters around the country timed to its El Rey Network debut on Tuesday, March 11 at 9Pm Et/8Pm Ct. Tim League, Alamo Drafthouse founder and CEO, will host a Q&A with Robert Rodriguez and the cast of From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series following the premiere and screenings. The Q&A will be live at the Austin theater, while simultaneously streaming to all eight of the other Alamo theaters and on the El Rey Network YouTube channel. The 30-minute Q&A will begin at 10Pm Et/9Pm Ct.
El Rey Network and Alamo Drafthouse are proud to be collaborating to bring a unique experience to fans nationwide, whether watching from home or on the big screen. Created and executive produced »
Thanks to Chloe Sevigny’s interesting resume, her presence raised hopes that A&E’s latest stab at (overtly) scripted programming, “Those Who Kill,” might be more than just another serial-killer procedural — “Criminal Minds Xxvii,” as it were. Alas, no such luck, and this latest dreary adaptation of a Danish series has the added burdens of being almost unforgivably shoddy in its details, with cops who stumble and bumble through their investigation, and yet another profiler with a haunted past (is there any other kind?). A&E introduces the show as a “Bates Motel” companion, but this latest crime-drenched show isn’t much fun for those who watch.
Using the drab environs of Pittsburgh as a surrogate for its European inspiration — and to be fair, for a small country, the Danes certainly have a way with brooding and outlandish murderers, dramatically speaking — the series casts Sevigny as Catherine Jensen, a »
- Brian Lowry
The pictures of Claire Underwood in post-adultery slumber are causing Frank no end of trouble, but the Underwood's solutions are moving from fiendish to farcical
Spoiler alert: we are recapping House of Cards on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Please do not leave spoilers for future episodes if you have seen further ahead.
Stuart Jeffries' episode eight blogpost is here
Picture the scene. You're a not unattractive, craggy English photojournalist called Adam Galloway, who's made a terrible error in growing that moustache. A year ago you had a thing with Claire Underwood, who is now the second lady of the United States. The papers have just splashed a picture of her in bed in your New York loft-style apartment. Oh dear – am I right?
Worse, it's your picture that the enemies of Claire's husband have procured, and by such disgusting means that, if you thought about it for a second, it »
- Stuart Jeffries
The premiere of From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series is almost here and we have five posters that give us a look at the main characters, including The Gecko Brothers:
“From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series is a 10-episode supernatural crime saga which debuts March 11 at 9 pm Et/Pt on El Rey Network (check local listings). The series features an international cast including D.J. Cotrona (Dear John, G.I. Joe: Retaliation); Zane Holtz (Holes, The Perks of Being a Wallflower); Jesse Garcia (Quinceañera, Sons of Anarchy); Eiza González (Lola: Érase Una Vez); Wilmer Valderrama (That ’70s Show, To Whom It May Concern); Adrianne Palicki (Friday Night Lights, G.I. Joe: Retaliation); Jake Busey (Starship Troopers, Enemy of the State, Identity); Don Johnson (Django Unchained, Nash Bridges); Madison Davenport (Save Me, Shameless); Brandon Soo Hoo (Tropic Thunder, Ender’s Game, Incredible Crew); Robert Patrick (Terminator 2: Judgment Day, The X-Files); and Lane Garrison (Bonnie & Clyde, »
- Jonathan James
Bole directed 25 episodes of “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” seven of “Deep Space Nine” and 10 of “Voyager.” The Bolians, a race of aliens introduced in “Tng” episode “Conspiracy,” were named for him.
Bole was a member of the Directors Guild of America and the Screen Actors Guild. He maintained strong ties with the stunt community, including close friendships with Ronnie Rondell, Roy Snuffy Harrison and the late Hal Needham.
Born in San Francisco, Bole grew up in the San Fernando Valley, Calif., where he played in the backlots of studios, »
- Variety Staff
More on The After:
Written and directed by Emmy-nominee Chris Carter (The X-Files) executive produced by Marc Rosen of Georgeville Television and produced by Gabe Rotter, The After follows eight strangers who are thrown together by mysterious forces and must help each other survive in a violent world that defies explanation. Aldis Hodge, Andrew Howard, Arielle Kebbel, Jamie Kennedy, Sharon Lawrence, Jaina Lee Ortiz, Adrian Pasdar, and Louise Monot star in the pilot.
Watch the pilot now and help decide if the show should be made into a series. »
We told you last month about John Simm (the sometimes-bleached-blond Master in the rebooted Doctor Who) in BBC America‘s upcoming original series Intruders, from writer and executive producer Glen Morgan of The X-Files. Now comes word that Mira Sorvino and sci-fi familiar face James Frain (most recently of Grimm and Sleepy Hollow) will be joining him, as filming begins on this body-snatcher-type series:
New York – February 24, 2014 – Production is underway in Vancouver British Columbia for BBC America’s new original series Intruders, starring celebrated British actor John Simm and Oscar® winner Mira Sorvino. The series is about a secret society devoted to chasing immortality by seeking refuge in the bodies of others. Produced by BBC Worldwide Productions, from writer and executive producer Glen Morgan (The X-Files), the series is »
- Erin Willard
Now and then a television series comes along that seems to define its own, unique genre: think of Twin Peaks, The X Files, The Singing Detective. Now think of True Detective, which might be described as the first Cult Ritual Serial Killer Southern Gothic Weird Procedural. Which is not to say it is without precedents: since its debut the series has spawned a plethora of online discussions and commentaries tracing the show’s connections with, and references to, a host of texts, from pulp fiction to true crime, nihilist philosophy to urban myth. Especially fascinating in these discussions is the way in which a background of seemingly unrelated stories and images magically click into place, as if they had been waiting for a narrative that would connect them. One of the more distinctive and grimly fascinating elements of True Detective is its preoccupation with weird folk art, or what could be called outsider art. »
- Jed Mayer
Almost one year into his job as the CEO of BBC Worldwide, Tim Davie is ready for another course adjustment.
Mindful of how well popular scripted TV sells in global markets, “breakthrough content,” as Davie describes it, is at the heart of his strategy, though he doesn’t kid himself that things will be easy. Supporting such an effort these days “is not for the fainthearted,” he notes. “Funding of these big dramas has completely changed. You need to factor in potential digital partners and how you play with windows,” he says.
It seems that ever since Davie graduated from Cambridge, his job has been to know what the public wants, first in marketing at Procter & Gamble and PepsiCo., then at various executive posts at the Beeb, including his present assignment as head of the commercial arm of the U.K. pubcaster.
He’s now stalking high-quality content — particularly for the company’s U. »
- Steve Clarke
Feature Louisa Mellor 24 Feb 2014 - 07:00
When Grimm’s makers were looking for their Nick Burkhardt, the job was to cast someone with all the requirements of a leading man, but none of the distracting ‘wasn’t he in that other thing?’ baggage. In David Giuntoli, whose TV appearances had until then largely been confined to one-off roles in comedies and dramas including Grey’s Anatomy and Ghost Whisperer (the latter produced, not at all coincidentally, by Grimm co-creator Jim Kouf), they found their guy.
Hitting screens at the end of this month is the anticipated second season of NBC's 'Hannibal'. The network have now unveiled a couple of new teaser posters that feature stars feature Mads Mikkelsen ('Casino Royale') and Hugh Dancy as well as a whole bunch of blood soaked antlers. The upcoming season also stars Laurence Fishburne ('The Matrix'), Eddie Izzard ('The Munsters'), Gillian Anderson ('The X-Files'), Katharine Isabelle ('American Mary'), Michael Pitt ('Funny Games'), Jeremy Davies ('Lost'), Chris Diamantopoulos ('The Three Stooges'), and Amanda Plummer ('Pulp Fiction'). Check out the new posters below. »
Syfy hosted a Q&A with "Helix" guest star Jeri Ryan and exec producer/showrunner Steve Maeda last week, and they revealed quite a bit about what's ahead now that Constance Sutton (Ryan) has arrived in the Arctic.
Things kick off with some discussion about Sutton, who she really is and her motives, and then we hear about topics ranging from the likelihood of a second season, Jeri's love of gore, how long they can keep up the series' intensity, Hatake’s obsession with Walker, the current state of genre TV, and much, much more.
If you're a fan of the show and/or Ryan (whose appearance as Ilaria's corporate "face" first occurred this past Friday night in Episode 1.07, "Survivor Zero," and will continue in future eps), you'll want to grab your morning coffee or tea and settle in for a bit.
It's President's Day; you don't have to work anyway, »
- Debi Moore
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