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‘Bold And The Beautiful’ Is Bringing On New Male In A Couple Of Days,New Details

According to a recent report from Soapcentral, we’re about to see a new male arrive on the scene for CBS’s hit soap opera show “The Bold And The Beautiful.” The crew has decided to hire former Happy Days actor Don Most (above) to come on and play a character named Pete. If any of you watch Happy Days, Don played character Ralph Malph on the show. Getting back to the Pete character, Soapcentral says he’ll be a handyman that arrives to help spruce up the Spectra Fashions building after a fire breaks out. Don recently talked to TV Insider and gave them a little more intel about his Pete role saying, “It's an old building and there's something very dicey going on with the electrical wiring. Pete keeps telling them he's no expert, but they don't want to spring for a real electrician. And then they hire him back a second time!
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‘Luther the Geek’ Review (Vinegar Syndrome)

Stars: Carlton Williams, Tom Brittingham, Karen Maurise, Edward Terry, Joan Roth, Stacy Haiduk, Thomas Mils, Jerry Clarke | Written and Directed by Carlton J. Albright

“A movie with a fowl bite!”

When Luther (Carlton Williams, in his only role) was a young boy, he witnessed a group of rowdy locals egging on the local Geek (Tom Brittingham, also in his only role) to bite the head off a chicken. This combined with him getting his teeth accidentally knocked out by one of said locals in the ruckus leads young Luther to develop a taste for blood. Naturally, this turns him in to a bloodthirsty psycho and paves the way for a life of crime. After serving 20 years and thanks to prison board member Mrs. Butler (Karen Maurise, Dark Skies), a much older and balder Luther (Edward Terry, The Children) is set free. Armed with a set of homemade metal teeth, Luther
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Alien Abductee Film "Captured" Planned

Gotham/Principal and Stellar Productions are teaming for the alien-abduction story "Captured" about the first Americans to report that they were kidnapped by aliens.

The story deals with Betty and Barney Hill, an interracial New Hampshire couple who said they were captured by a UFO in 1961, studied by extraterrestrials, and then returned to Earth with missing memories later retrieved under hypnosis.

Bryce Zabel ("Dark Skies") and Jackie Zabel will produce the film which will incorporate the Cold War paranoia and race relations struggle into its narrative.

Source: Variety
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Alien Abduction Story ‘Captured’ in the Works as Movie

Alien Abduction Story ‘Captured’ in the Works as Movie
Gotham/Principal, producers of “Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials,” will team up with Bryce Zabel and Jackie Zabel via their Stellar Prods. to produce alien-abduction story “Captured.”

The project is based on the story of Betty and Barney Hill, an interracial couple from Portsmouth, N.H., who said they were captured by a UFO on Sept. 19, 1961. The Hills — a black postal clerk and a white social worker — claimed they had been studied by extraterrestrials and then returned to Earth with missing memories that were later retrieved under hypnosis.

Bryce Zabel, creator of the NBC/Sony alien-themed series “Dark Skies,” will write the script. The story is based on the 2007 non-fiction book “Captured! The Betty and Barney Hill UFO Experience: The True Story of the World’s First Documented Alien Abduction” by nuclear physicist Stanton Friedman and Betty Hill’s niece Kathleen Marden.

Producers plan to make the film in a
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Star Trek: Voyager's Jeri Ryan To Guest-Star On Season 4 Of Arrow

After helping many a teenage lad through their formative years as Seven of Nine on Star Trek: Voyager back in the day, Access Hollywood reports that the lovely Jeri Ryan will guest star on the CW's Arrow. It seems she'll play a character created just for the show (unless some of you DC Comics fans know differently?) named Jessica Danforth, who the site describe as "a friend of the Queen family. Her political ambitions will place her in the crosshairs of a menacing antagonist." Ryan has also appeared on the likes of Boston Public (2001–04), Dark Skies (1997) and the legal drama series, Shark. She's set to make her debut in the second episode of Arrow's fourth season, "The Candidate", which will air on October 14.
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Management & Prod. Co Leibo Launches In L.A.

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Exclusive: New full-service management and production company Leibo has opened in Los Angeles anchored by Jason Leibovitch, who most recently served as VP Distribution and Development for California Pictures (Scavengers, A Warrior’s Heart). Leibovitch’s client roster includes WGA-winning screenwriter Bryce Zabel (Pandemic, M.A.N.T.I.S., Dark Skies, The Crow, Mortal Kombat: Annihilation), who served as Chairman and CEO of the TV Academy from 2001-2003.

Leibo is also repping actor Shad Gaspard, the WWE wrestler-turned-actor who made over 100 WWE appearances and recently appeared on Nickelodeon’s Haunted Hathaways. Gaspard also has a role in Dan Pritzker’s Buddy Bolden biopic Bolden! and Warner Bros’ upcoming Will Ferrell comedy Get Hard.
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‘Arcade’ DVD Review (88 Films)

Stars: Megan Ward, Peter Billingsley, Seth Green, A.J. Langer, Bryan Dattilo, Norbert Weisser, John DeLancie, Don Stark, Humberto Ortiz | Written by David S. Goyer | Directed by Albert Pyun

Released at the height of the straight to video techno-horror phase that rode in on the coat-tails of The Lawnmower Man and also saw the release of films such as Evolver and Brainscan, Arcade was, I think, unfairly overlooked, at least in the UK, at the time due to poor distribution, a lack of big-name stars (unlike Brainscan which had a post-T2 Edward Furlong, the biggest stars in Arcade were A Christmas Story’s Peter Billingsley and St:tng’s John De Lancie), and effects that – even though they were apparently redone after the film was completed – did not compare to other CGI-heavy films at the time.

Arcade tells the story of Alex Manning (Megan Ward), a troubled teenager whose mother committed
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Jeri Ryan and Helix Showrunner Steve Maeda Talk Sutton, Secrecy, and Season 2

As you may know, we here at SciFi Mafia are major, elemental, over-the-top, gushing fans of the smart, creepy, completely addictive Helix. After last week’s addition of Jeri Ryan as the teeth-filing Constance Sutton, we all have even more questions.

Ms. Ryan and showrunner Steven Maeda spoke with media outlets last week about the character and the show, and to start, I asked her what drew her to the role:

Jeri Ryan: You know, it was fun – well the concept of the show to begin with was sort of intriguing to me. I hadn’t seen any of it at that point because it was just being shot. I loved the people that were involved in it. So that was all really cool. And then when I sort of was hearing a little bit more about the character and I was seeing how she was written, then it was fun…
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Jeri Ryan Teases Her Helix Role Interview

If you aren’t watching Helix yet, you need to get on board with the Syfy spectacular. It’s absolute crazy fun, and starting tonight, Jeri Ryan is joining the show. She was available for an interview recently, along with Exec. Producer Steve Maeda, and they shared some interesting notes about her character and the show. Unfortunately, as you might guess, much of the conversation revolved around things which can’t be revealed, and the pair of them sidestepped questions with great frequency.

Check it out below, and be sure to tune in Fridays at 10:00pm. The show is doing great, and it is edge of your seat intensity every step of the way.

When we first see Sutton, she pretends to be this nice woman who’s there to help, and we know this isn’t true pretty quickly. Can you talk about playing the more cold, calculated side?
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Ron Moore Featurette Outlines Helix Show Premise, Jeri Ryan Added to Cast

This show Helix is looking really, really promising. SciFiMafia.com attended a set tour and panel Q&A session last week in Montreal – more about that in the days to come – and this show could fill a real void in the science-fiction thriller arena. Executive producer Ronald D. Moore (Battlestar Galactica) wasn’t at the panel session, but he did record this outline of the show which was released to attendees:

Featurette: HelixRon Moore on the Series

Syfy also announced during the panel that Jeri Ryan (Star Trek: Voyager) has been added to the cast. Here are the details:

Jeri Ryan (Star Trek: Voyager, Body Of Proof) Cast In Syfy’S New Scripted Thriller Helix For A Multi-episode Arc

New York– October 8, 2013 – Jeri Ryan (Star Trek: Voyager, Body of Proof) is set to join Syfy’s newest original scripted series Helix for a multi-episode arc. Ryan joins a cast
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Promo Trailer for USA Network’s Period Alien Drama Horizon

Nazis, WWII, and … aliens? From Gale Anne Hurd, the producer of “The Walking Dead”, comes USA Network’s “Horizon”, a period sci-fi drama about “a female secretary at the FBI who begins a secretive investigation into files that have been stamped with the codename “horizon.” The mysterious project provides links to the death of her husband and the disappearance of a young girl, and has also – unbeknownst to her – aroused the interest of undercover Nazi spies working in the Us.” Oooh, Nazis in the U.S. during WWII! Plus, aliens! Now that sounds like a premise. The last time we got a period sci-fi drama was “Dark Skies” in the mid-90s with Eric Close and Jeri Ryan. Check out an early concept trailer that the network recently showed to journalists at their Upfront shindig. It’s still early yet on the show, and I’m not sure, but I
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Link Riot: Ricky Gervais Is a Muppet of a Man

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Ricky Gervais hangs out with his "The Muppets ... Again!" co-stars. [Facebook]

• 11 "Star Wars" characters who deserve their own spin-off movie. Hooray, Admiral Ackbar! [BuzzFeed]

• Retrospective: The films of "Side Effects" director and semi-retiree Steven Soderbergh. [The Playlist]

• A YouTube history of "Argo" director Ben Affleck, who took home every award but the Oscar. [Vulture]

• Here's why Robert De Niro can win the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor. [Moviefone]

• A look back on the early days of Oscar nominee Amy Adams. You remember "Psycho Beach Party," right? [ScreenCrush]

• The 10 Sundance movies most likely to be next year's Oscar nominees. [Film.com]

• Have you been targeted for abduction? Check your status in the "Dark Skies" by creating your own Terrestrial ID. [YouHaveBeenChosen.org]

• An anonymous writer lets loose on the state of troubled FX company Rhythm and Hues. [The Wrap]

• Could Tron go off the grid and appear in the "Wreck-It Ralph" sequel? [SlashFilm]

• Here's the story behind that Richard Nixon/RoboCop photo. Wait, what? [Mental Floss]

• Celebrate
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Podcast: Oscars, 'House of Cards', Voicemails, Super Bowl Trailers and Good Comments

We're still trying to get situated with the soundboard, but I think we have a good Tuesday show for you with our usual coverage of the new DVDs and Blu-rays, lots of Oscar talk, a brief conversation about this year's Super Bowls and #GoodComments makes a triumphant return. We're also playing Over/Under, Buy or Sell a little Percentages and Would You Rather on top of a couple early rants from Brad regarding his taxes. Now that it's live, I want to remind you that you can call in and leave us your comments, thoughts, questions, etc. directly on our Google Voice account, which you can call and leave a message for us at (925) 526-5763, which may be even easier to remember at (925) 5-bnl-pod. Just call, leave us a voice mail and we'll add those to the show and respond directly. As always, I have broken down this episode on
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February Movie Math: It All Adds Up to What You Want to See

Your mother always told you that math would be important someday, and we're here to validate her. Call it better living through arithmetic, but we believe simple math can help you decide which new movies coming out in February are for you.

Oh, and did we mention there are no actual numbers involved? It's like "Moneyball," but for movie-loving dummies.

So if you'd like a glimpse at what the cinema can offer you on this most romantic of months, read on for your latest lesson in Movie Math.

February 1

"Bullet to the Head"

Sly's back!

"The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts in Georgia"

More ghosts, more Southern accents.

"Warm Bodies"

Ok, so it's an undead romance...

February 8

"A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III"

We've got nothing, sorry.

"Identity Thief"

Yeah, we can see how you'd get these two confused.

"Side Effects"

Um, no thanks, Doc. I won't be needing those pills.
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Podcast: Reviewing 'Warm Bodies' and 'Bullet to the Head' and Answering Your Voicemails!

After all the talk it's finally here, the soundboard is up and active and we are taking your voicemails live on the RopeofSilicon podcast and today we're kicking things off with eight of them. In addition to our fancy new functionality we are also reviewing Warm Bodies and Bullet to the Head as well as playing our standard amount of games including Over/Under, Buy or Sell and the new found favorite, Playing the Percentages. Now that it's live, I want to remind you that you can call in and leave us your comments, thoughts, questions, etc. directly on our Google Voice account, which you can call and leave a message for us at (925) 526-5763, which may be even easier to remember at (925) 5-bnl-pod. Just call, leave us a voice mail and we'll add those to the show and respond directly. As always, I have broken down this episode on
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February 2013 Preview (cont.): 'Die Hard 5,' 'Beautiful Creatures,' 'Safe Haven' and More

<< Continued from "February 2013 Preview"February 14Four nationwide releases crowd in to theaters on Valentine's Day, which falls on Thursday this year. Based on the franchise's track record, odds are A Good Day to Die Hard winds up being the highest-grossing entry, though Beautiful Creatures and Safe Haven also appear to be in decent shape.Over 25 years after John McClane (Bruce Willis) squared off with Hans Gruber (Alan Rickman) in the Nakatomi Plaza building, the legendary badass is making his fifth big-screen appearance in A Good Day to Die Hard. By most accounts, the three previous sequels have all failed to live up to the high standard set by the original, but that hasn't stopped audiences from coming back: in 2007, Live Free or Die Hard earned $134.5 million at the domestic box office despite middling reviews and a PG-13 rating. A Good Day to Die Hard is the biggest stretch of the
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Podcast: SAG Awards Reactions, New DVDs and Blu-rays, Your Questions and More

Welcome to the Tuesday edition of the RopeofSilicon Podcast where we, of course, get to new DVDs and Blu-rays and touch upon your questions while also discussing Sunday's Screen Actors Guild Awards, the state of the Oscar race and a lot of Star Wars: Episode VII talk as it turns out. In addition, I want to remind you that we will soon begin taking your questions directly from a Google Voice account, which you can call and leave a message for us at (925) 526-5763, which may be even easier to remember at (925) 5-bnl-pod. Just call, leave us a voice mail and we'll start adding those to the show, hopefully, this Friday. As always, I have broken down this episode on a minute-by-minute basis if you would like to skip ahead and below I have featured the information on how to download the podcast, find us on iTunes or merely just listen in your browser.
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Viral Website Launched For ‘Dark Skies’ – Will You Be Chosen?

Back in the late 90s, I remember a TV Show called Dark Skies starring J.T. Walsh and Eric Close, that featured spider-like creatures that came out of people’s mouths and basically then recruited them into their Alien ways. I’ve got a feeling that this in a similar ‘evil’ Alien vein for the film Dark Skies, that’s arrived via the found footage souls of Paranormal Activity and the the surprisingly impressive Insidious.

This outing is written and directed by Scott Charles Stewart, the man who directed the quite ridiculous Legion, but saying that, I bloody loved it. Now we’ve got an eerie viral website for you to enjoy with the opening slogan “Once you’ve been chosen, you belong to them“, so naturally…I’m about to sign up at Youhavebeenchosen.org but, will you?

My first report as follows, lots of foreboding music and locations on where you’ve been,
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Cassie Scerbo Joins Ian Ziering & Tara Reid In Sci-Fi Thriller Dark Skies!

Cassie Scerbo – in case you remember this young lady from ABC’s Make It Or Break It, you’ll be happy to hear that she’s now officially on board for an indie sci-fi thriller Dark Skies. The whole thing comes from director Anthony C. Ferrante, and beside Scerbo, the movie will also star Ian Ziering and Tara Reid. For more details about the project – check out the rest of this report!

So, at this moment we know that Ferrante directs the movie from a script written by Thunder Levin, and the whole thing will center on a divorced Venice Beach bar owner who is on a mission to find his estranged family after a devastating storm floods Los Angeles.

Beverly Hills star Ian Ziering is set to play that bar owner, while Scerbo will play the role of a bartender who helps him fight against any shark attacks along the way.
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Eerie Terrestrial ID Viral Website for Alien Movie 'Dark Skies' Launches

Once you have been chosen you belong to them. Man, I hate aliens. Dimension Films has launched an eerie viral website for their alien abduction thriller Dark Skies. We featured the trailer a few months ago and it looks like it might be scary as hell, but in the meantime they're creepy us out this way. The viral site allows Facebook users to create a "Terrestrial ID" with Body Scan, Location, Social Colonization, Abduction Status and more. You can share your own "impending abduction" and, of course, enter to win an iPad too. Because what better way to remove all mystery than haphazardly mix marketing tactics. If you need the ID, dive in. Click below to visit the YouHaveBeenChosen.org viral site and sign up for your own ID. Watch the trailer. From the producers of Paranormal Activity and Insidious comes Dark Skies: a supernatural thriller that follows a
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