12 items from 2013
AMC is further padding its genre programming with two new series on the way: one called "Galyntine" and the other "Knifeman." No relation to the 60s folk group Galyntine and Knifeman. Garkfunkel wept. Read on for details.
From the Press Release:
“Galyntine” is a wholly-original vision rooted in a both fantasy/action adventure and science-fiction. The pilot takes place at a time after a cataclysmic technology-induced disaster has resulted in a new society that has eschewed any form of technology. This catastrophic event leaves small numbers of survivors scattered around the planet and forced to adapt to isolation and unique challenges. "Galyntine" will explore a post-apocalyptic world in which humanity has evolved – with some strange detours. Galyntine is a man’s journey of discovery through a changed world and its mysterious people.
- Uncle Creepy
With Breaking Bad finished and Mad Men almost wrapped up as well, AMC is looking for their next big original series. Today, they’ve announced pilot orders for two new genre projects that we’ll be keeping an eye on:
“These are both highly original and ambitious pilots that take us into worlds that we haven’t seen on TV before,” said Joel Stillerman, AMC’s executive vice president of programming, production and digital content. “The bawdiness and fun of Knifeman and London in the mid-18th century; and the completely unique take on a post-apocalyptic world in Galyntine are right in AMC’s wheelhouse of making television that is both unexpected and unconventional. They’re both driven by creative and production teams »
- Jonathan James
First AMC introduced The Walking Dead.
Then NBC launched the somewhat similar Revolution.
Now AMC is doing a new drama pilot that sounds … kinda like Revolution.
The cable network has ordered two new drama pilots, one of which is a post-apocalyptic tale after about society that eschews all forms of technology following a global disaster. The other is the tale of an 18th century surgeon. Check out the official descriptions of Knifeman and Galyntine below, both of which are in contentions for series orders for a 2015 debut:
Galyntine is a wholly-original vision rooted in a both fantasy/action adventure and science-fiction. »
- James Hibberd
Chicago – What to Watch is back! Miss us? Every week, we roll out 5-10 of the latest films and TV shows to be released on DVD, Blu-ray, and various streaming services. This week’s highlights include a few classics, a cult hit, a couple of recent comedies, and a family flick. In the order we’d advise buying or renting them…
The Vivien Leigh Anniversary Collection
Photo credit: Cohen Media Group
“The Vivien Leigh Anniversary Collection”
Another Wtw, another Cohen Media Group release. Seriously, the good folks at Cohen have been doing an amazing job of finding relatively obscure classics and recent foreign films and polishing them like they’re beloved worldwide. They’re rivaling Criterion and Scream Factory as studios for which every release truly matters. Their latest is a collection of four early films from the legendary Vivien Leigh, an actress best-known for “Gone with the Wind” and a true Hollywood icon. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
It’s Tuesday, so it must mean it’s time for Fright At Home! Scream and Shout! Factory pretty much own the week with a whopping four releases, including ’80s cult fave Night Of The Comet, John Carpenter’s action classic Assault On Precinct 13, killer robot-run-amok Eve Of Destruction, and ’90s comic book adaptation Tank Girl.
Read on below to see what else qualifies as this week’s must-own discs!
Fright At Home: November 19th’s DVD & Blu-ray Releases!
Blu-ray + DVD / Scream Factory
It’ s the first comet to buzz the planet in 65 million years, and everyone seems to be celebrating its imminent arrival. Everyone, that is, except Regina Belmont (Catherine Mary Stewart, »
- Justin Edwards
We’ve known that Blue Underground has been working on bringing the Maniac Cop sequels to Blu-ray, but now we have an official release date, cover art, and details on extras.Both movies will be available on November 19th in separate Blu-ray/DVD combo packs. Each movie has been digitally remastered, optimized for D-Box systems, and comes with a number of bonus features:
Maniac Cop 2: The “Maniac Cop” is back from the dead and stalking the streets of New York once more. Officer Matt Cordell was once a hero, but after being framed by corrupt superiors and brutally assaulted in prison, he sets out on a macabre mission of vengeance, teaming up with a vicious serial killer to track down those that wronged him and make them pay… with their lives!
- Jonathan James
Taxi: Brooklyn South, a 12-episode TF1 drama series set and filming in the U.S., has assembled a cast of familiar American TV names. Grey’s Anatomy alumna Chyler Leigh and Jacky Ido (Inglorious Basterds) are set as the leads in the project, based on Luc Besson’s Taxi feature franchise. Former Blue Bloods co-star Jennifer Esposito, Ally Walker (Profiler), James Colby (Body Of Proof), Bill Heck (Person Of Interest), Jose Zuniga and Raul Casso round out the cast of the series, written by Gary Scott Thompson (The Fast And The Furious) who serves as showrunner. Shooting started in New York last week without U.S. distribution locked in yet, something the producers from EuropaCorp and TF1 plan to pursue when they have a finished product in hand. Taxi: Brooklyn South centers on Caitlyn Sullivan (Leigh), a brilliant investigator at the Brooklyn Police Station whose stubborn character and »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
Robert Davi has been in some of the biggest movies of all time, and you might not even know his name, or even remember his face right away. A long-standing character actor with an impressive résumé, Davi has made memorable turns in mainstream hits like "The Goonies," "Die Hard," and even played the Bond villain in "The Living Daylights." Born in New York, he was trained by Stella Adler and Lee Strasberg, the husband/wife team that honed the likes of Brando, Pacino, James Dean and generations of Oscar-winning thespians.
So, what's a guy like that doing in a film that starts out with a man taking a poop on a restaurant floor while pretending to be mentally disabled in order to steal a hamburger? Davi was in town to talk about "The Great Chameleon," an offensive-to-the-max comedy that elicits few laughs.
Moviefone sat down with Robert in a Toronto hotel bar, »
- Jason Gorber
We are midway through the month of April, and we’re starting to get bombarded with trailers and TV spots from some of the hottest upcoming films. This means only one thing: the Summer movie season is almost upon us. With the wealth of films (both big and not so big), it’s easy for moviegoers to be overwhelmed when it comes to choosing, thus, as we have in years past, we present our Summer Movie Guide. We’re bringing all the details on the upcoming films (trailers, synopsis’, and more) so you know what’s hitting, when, and decide for yourself if it’s worth your time.
Hard to believe that we’re on the cusp of yet another Summer movie season, one of the most active and exciting times of movie buffs. There’s no shortage of blockbuster style films this year, along with several that some have »
- email@example.com (Jordan Maison)
I can’t get no satisfaction — not when it comes to American Idol‘s Season 12 theme nights, anyway.
I know, I know: A couple weeks back I put together a gallery of potential alternatives to the usual “Songs That Inspire” and “Songs From the Year You Were Born” — and I’d actually included “’80s Rock” and “No Ballads Allowed” among my 22 suggestions. So you think that Fox’s official announcement of “Classic Rock, No Ballads” for Top 7 night would’ve been cause for nothing but a joyful Headbangers Ball up in Casa Slezak.
Alas, the problem this week wasn’t »
- Michael Slezak
Millennium Entertainment has released a brand new trailer for the upcoming biopic based on the life of notorious mob hit man known as the Iceman. Come on in to check out the new trailer, and how cold Michael Shannon can be.
The Iceman story has garnered quite a bit of attention over the years. It's an interesting and morbid tale. I myself have read several books about the life of the hitman, and there's some scary crap when you sit and think about it. I've been interested in seeing how they bring the story to life on the big screen and judging by the trailer, I don't think any of us are going to be disappointed.
Here's the official synopsis:
Inspired by actual events, The Iceman follows notorious contract killer Richard Kuklinski (Academy Award® nominee Michael Shannon) from his early days in the mob until his arrest for the murder of more than 100 men. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jordan Maison)
The Glades: The Complete First Season
“Some say I don’t play well with others. I was a damned good detective in Chicago until a disagreement with my boss encouraged me to pack it up and make a change. So I put the Windy City in my rear view and headed to the Sunshine State to kick back, play some golf, work on my tan, maybe write the occasional speeding ticket. Yeah, well, that didn’t work out.”
The Glades is the latest TV show from prolific producer Clifton Campbell, a man who has been behind some of my favourite TV shows over the years – White Collar, Profiler and Wiseguy – and this show follows in very similar “cop show” traditions. The series is just quirky enough to compete with USA Network shows such as Psych and Burn Notice, »
12 items from 2013
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