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Jake Busey Tells Us How 'From Dusk till Dawn: The Series' Is Kick-starting His Career Comeback

14 April 2014 7:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

If someone were to make a 20 Feet from Stardom-type documentary about actors, they'd be smart to talk to Jake Busey. We spoke with him earlier today about his role in Robert Rodriguez' From Dusk till Dawn: The Series and were surprised by how honest he was about how his career didn't exactly go the way he was expecting. After all, some of his earliest jobs were in high-profile films from directors like Robert Zemeckis, Paul Verhoeven, Tony Scott and Peter Jackson. Unfortunately those films were also high-profile disappointments, from a box office perspective at least. Movies like Contact, Starship Troopers and The Frighteners have gone on to live long, great lives on home video, but as Busey told us, being in a movie that takes a decade to become a cultural hit...

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Splink!

11 April 2014 5:00 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

In Contention the Stephen Hawking biopic Theory of Everything starring Eddie Redmayne is getting an Oscar prime November release. Best Actor is going to be tight this year, people

Telegraph interviewed Winona Ryder last month. Not sure how I missed this one but it's a good interview with smart comments on her career and age.

Shadowplay "things I read off the screen in In The Heat of the Night" interesting piece on 1967's Best Picture

Playbill has a history of Cabaret's journey from the pages of "Goodbye to Berlin" to the stage and screen

Cinema Blend I hadn't heard about this but there's a Twilight related lawsuit going on about profit sharing. Apparently Robert Pattinson made $25 million from Breaking Dawn. Wow.

Pajiba on Rob Lowe's "awesome" Reddit Ama

The Playlist Denis Villeneuve's career is heating up post Prisoners/Enemy and he's prepping a sci-fi thriller called The Story »

- NATHANIEL R

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The Last Sci-fi Blog: Why 'Contact' Is the Best Science Fiction Movie No One Talks About

10 April 2014 7:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Is Contact the best science fiction film that no one talks about? I had never seen Robert Zemeckis' 1997 film about mankind's first contact with extraterrestrial life, but after listening to Movies.com editor Peter Hall call it one of his favorite films of all time, I decided to rectify that. What I found was one of the most thoughtful and entertaining sci-fi movies ever made, a film that deserves to be in the same conversation as Close Encounters of the Third Kind and 2001: A Space Odyssey. And then Peter and I sat down to talk about why a movie this good has been so overlooked.   Jacob: Let's talk about Contact. The funny thing about this... I remember seeing the trailer when I was younger, but otherwise I knew nothing about Contact going in. I didn't...

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- Jacob S. Hall

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New Promo Teaser Hints at What Happens Next in Helix Season 2

29 March 2014 10:34 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

The explosive "Helix" Season 1 finale that aired last night left many unanswered questions. Fortunately, if you're curious about the answers to said questions, you already know Season 2 is on its way in 2015. Here's a quick teaser to further whet your appetite for what happens next.

"Helix" is executive produced by Ronald D. Moore ("Battlestar Galactica," "Outlander"); Steven Maeda ("Lost," "The X-Files"), who is also showrunner; and Lynda Obst (Contact). The series is produced by Tall Ship Productions, Kaji Productions, and Lynda Obst Productions in association with Sony Pictures Television.

"Helix," was created by co-executive producer Cameron Porsandeh and features Billy Campbell (Killing Lincoln, "The Killing"), Hiroyuki Sanada (The Wolverine, 47 Ronin), Kyra Zagorsky ("Supernatural"), and Mark Ghanimé ("Emily Owens, M.D.") as well as guest stars Jordan Hayes (House at the End of the Street), Meegwun Fairbrother, and Neil Napier (Riddick).

As of the end of the Season 1 finale Episode 1.13, "Dans l'Ombre, »

- Debi Moore

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Syfy Renews Helix for Another Season

28 March 2014 10:10 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

With its Season One finale, "Dans l'Ombre," airing tonight, the timing of this announcement that "Helix" has been renewed for another season on Syfy couldn't have come at a better time! Read on for the details.

From the Press Release:

"Helix," Syfy’s chilling scripted drama, has been renewed for a second season, it was announced today by Bill McGoldrick, Evp, Original Content, Syfy. The 13-episode second season will commence production later this year with an eye towards a winter 2015 premiere.

Said McGoldrick, “'Helix' has built one of our most loyal and consistent audiences in its first season on Syfy. The incredibly talented writing and producing team have crafted a thriller that consistently delivered suspense, twists, and high quality drama. We look forward to growing this passionate audience in what promises to be an even more memorable second season.”

"Helix" premiered on January 10, 2014, as the top cable scripted »

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Helix Renewed for a Second Season

28 March 2014 10:09 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Ahead of tonight’s Helix season finale, Syfy has announced that the series has been officially renewed for a 13-episode second season:

Helix, Syfy’s chilling scripted drama, has been renewed for a second season, it was announced today by Bill McGoldrick, Evp, Original Content, Syfy. The 13-episode second season will commence production later this year, with an eye towards a winter 2015 premiere.

Said McGoldrick, “Helix has built one of our most loyal and consistent audiences in its first season on Syfy. The incredibly talented writing and producing team have crafted a thriller that consistently delivered suspense, twists and high quality drama. We look forward to growing this passionate audience in what promises to be an even more memorable second season.”

Helix premiered on January 10, 2014, as the top cable scripted entertainment program in the time period, and helping Syfy rank as the #2 cable entertainment network among both Adults 25-54 (1.6 million »

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Syfy Renews 'Helix' for Second Season

28 March 2014 10:06 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

The Syfy drama "Helix" has been renewed for a second season, with a planned premiere in winter 2015. The announcement comes just in time for the first season finale tonight at 10pm. It's not much of a surprise, given the show's success: since its premiere in January, the show has ranked as the top cable scripted entertainment program in the time period, with an average of 2.1 million total viewers, pushing Syfy to the number two slot for cable entertainment networks among adults in the coveted demos. The series stars Billy Campbell, Hiroyuki Sanada and Kyra Zagorsky as a group of Cdc scientists who travel to an Arctic research facility to investigate a potential disease outbreak, only to find something that could spell disaster for all of mankind. The show is executive produced by Ronald D. Moore ("Battlestar Galactica"), showrunner Steven Maeda ("Lost," "The X-Files"), and Lynda Obst ("Contact," "Sleepless in Seattle »

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Syfy Renews 'Helix' for Second Season

28 March 2014 10:06 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The Syfy drama "Helix" has been renewed for a second season, with a planned premiere in winter 2015. The announcement comes just in time for the first season finale tonight at 10pm. It's not much of a surprise, given the show's success: since its premiere in January, the show has ranked as the top cable scripted entertainment program in the time period, with an average of 2.1 million total viewers, pushing Syfy to the number two slot for cable entertainment networks among adults in the coveted demos. The series stars Billy Campbell, Hiroyuki Sanada and Kyra Zagorsky as a group of Cdc scientists who travel to an Arctic research facility to investigate a potential disease outbreak, only to find something that could spell disaster for all of mankind. The show is executive produced by Ronald D. Moore ("Battlestar Galactica"), showrunner Steven Maeda ("Lost," "The X-Files"), and Lynda Obst ("Contact," "Sleepless in Seattle »

- Max O'Connell

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Review: Teenage

27 March 2014 9:30 AM, PDT | Slackerwood | See recent Slackerwood news »

Filmmaker Matt Wolf's Teenage, a glossy video collage about the growth of youth culture in the early to mid-20th century, is inspired by author Jon Savage's Teenage: The Creation of Youth Culture, 1875-1945.  Austin Film Society hosted a screening of the film (with Wolf in attendance) last August, but Teenage returns to Austin this weekend for a theatrical run.

Opening in 1904, scenes of children at factories are shown as narrators explain how child-labor laws led to further schooling for kids. Jena Malone (Contact, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire) and Ben Whishaw (Bright Star, Skyfall) are two of the four voices who speak from a specific point of view.

Amid the vintage photos and footage are live-action sequences -- with color adjustments and added graininess to blend in with the older stock -- used to illustrate singular stories representing significant movements. These silent scenes, scored with ambient »

- Elizabeth Stoddard

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Dr Neil deGrasse Tyson & Ann Druyan interview: Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey

13 March 2014 5:52 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Interview Louisa Mellor 14 Mar 2014 - 07:00

On the eve of their blockbuster science series' UK premiere, we chat to Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey’s Neil Tyson and Ann Druyan

In 1980, PBS aired the TV series that made Us cosmologist, astronomer and writer Carl Sagan's name. Cosmos: A Personal Voyage was a thirteen-hour exploration of the universe, a wide-reaching, poetic tale of scientific discovery through the centuries, tracking the progress of life on Earth and the possibility of it elsewhere.

Cosmos returns to television this weekend as sequel A Spacetime Odyssey. Writer and producer Ann Druyan, who co-wrote the original series with Sagan, is back driving thirteen new episodes of scientific storytelling for a new audience. Presenting the series is Us astrophysicist Dr Neil deGrasse Tyson, supported this time around by the gloss and VFX of a blockbuster movie (The Matrix series and Spider-Man 2 cinematographer Bill Pope directs, »

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Matthew McConaughey on ‘Dallas Buyers Club’: ‘Damn Right This Is a Great Time in My Career’

18 February 2014 10:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

It may not be to most actors’ tastes, but Matthew McConaughey is sounding oddly happy about his smaller paydays.

“For the first time in my career, I lost money! No joke!” the actor says.

Then again, McConaughey has reason to smile; his choice to reject big mainstream movies, ultimately in favor of gritty roles in independent films, represents a dramatic career shift –— and has garnered widespread recognition — for the 44-year-old Texas-born father of three.

His performance in “Dallas Buyers Club,” as the real-life Ron Woodroof, a homophobic good ol’ boy who became a health crusader after being diagnosed with AIDS, smuggling life-saving drugs into the U.S. for himself and fellow patients, has earned him top honors at the Golden Globes and SAG awards, and brought him his first Oscar nomination.

It is one of several complicated characters that McConaughey has boldly portrayed recently — from the hard-edged drifter in “Mud »

- Jenelle Riley

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Catch Up With the Cool Kids in a Thursday Helix Marathon

5 February 2014 4:00 PM, PST | ScifiMafia | See recent ScifiMafia news »

If you are one of the few cool people who have not been watching Helix, or if you are amongst the millions who have watched it and know you need to rewatch to pick up the clues you missed the first or fourth time around, here is great news: Syfy will be airing every episode (that’s five so far) tomorrow (Thursday) night starting at 6/5c.

Seriously, if you have only seen each episode once, make sure to watch this marathon; you’ll be surprised at how much you missed the first time around. Plus, as with all serialized shows, you’ll notice things in earlier episodes that you know have been expanded in later episodes. Just trust me on this and rewatch.

TV Spot: Helix – Season 1 Marathon

Tune-in Alert! Catch-up On Syfy’S New Hit Thriller Helix 5-Episode Marathon Begins Thursday, February 6th at 6 Pm All-New Episodes Air Fridays »

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See Some Stills and Watch the First Four Minutes of Helix Episode 1.06 - Aniqatiga

1 February 2014 10:08 AM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

The plot thickens in next week's Episode 1.06 of Syfy's record-shattering new series "Helix." Here's a sneak peek of the opening moments of "Aniqatiga" along with a few photos to prepare you for the intense thrills to come.

The area in which the show is breaking records is "Live +7," which adds 7 days of DVR viewing to its ratings. "Helix" leaped 82% among Adults 18-49 (1.34 million), 74% in Adults 25-54 (1.55 million), and 64% in total viewers (3.0 million) for the January 10th premiere.

Those are the largest increases ever for a Syfy scripted series in L+7 viewing compared to Syfy’s scripted original series premieres since L+7 ratings started being recorded by Nielsen. "Helix" also rose 102% in Adults 18-34 (454K), while posting strong gains among women viewers, up 85% in Women 18-49 (541K), 73% in Women 25-54 (649K), and 232% in Women 18-34 (166K). The series also grew 81% among Men 18-49 (797K) and 75% in Men 25-54 (903K).

"Helix" is executive produced by Ron Moore, »

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Name That Movie: Matthew McConaughey Edition

30 January 2014 3:03 AM, PST | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Matthew McConaughey has proven himself to be quite the versatile actor, as evidenced by the Dallas Buyers Club actor's very busy award season. In addition to being a dramatic superstar, McConaughey has been a romantic charmer, a rugged adventurer, and a lot of things in between. This week, I'm celebrating one of my favorite talented Texans. Can you match the picture to the title? Question 1 of 5 ? Name that movie: EDtv Contact Surfer, Dude We Are Marshall »

- Maggie Pehanick

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Get the First Look at Helix Episode 1.05 - White Room

25 January 2014 9:00 AM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

The outbreak situation being dealt with in Syfy's "Helix" has gone from pretty bad to holy shit, we're screwed! in just four days, and in next week's Episode 1.05, we enter "The White Room." Here are a half dozen photos and a sneak peek to set the stage.

"Helix" is executive produced by Ron Moore, creator of “Battlestar Galactica," and stars Billy Campbell, Kyra Zagorsky, Jordan Hayes, Catherine Lemieux, Hiroyuki Sanada, Meegwun Fairbrother, Mark Ghanimé, and Neil Napier. Also executive producing are Lynda Obst (Contact) and Steven Maeda ("Lost," "CSI: Miami," "The X-Files").

Related Story: "Helix" Stars Mark Ghanimé and Catherine Lemieux Talk Hope and Fear, Getting Creeped Out on Set, and Lots More

"Helix" Episode 1.05 - "The White Room" (airs 1/31/14)

Members of the Cdc team come to the realization that nobody is who they seem to be at the base.

For more info check out "Helix" on Syfy.com, "like" "Helix" on Facebook, »

- Debi Moore

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See New Photos from and the First Four Minutes of Helix Episode 1.04 - Single Strand

23 January 2014 7:15 AM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

If you're joining us in watching Syfy's "Helix," you know what seriously spooky fun the show is, and to whet your appetites for tomorrow night's Episode 1.04, "Single Strand," here are some photos and the first four minutes of the ep!

"Helix" is executive produced by Ron Moore, creator of “Battlestar Galactica," and stars Billy Campbell, Kyra Zagorsky, Jordan Hayes, Catherine Lemieux, Hiroyuki Sanada, Meegwun Fairbrother, Mark Ghanimé, and Neil Napier. Also executive producing are Lynda Obst (Contact) and Steven Maeda ("Lost," "CSI: Miami," "The X-Files").

Related Story: What Can Horror Fans Expect from "Helix"? Kyra Zagorsky and Steve Maeda Talk its Chills, Thrills, and "Not Zombies"

"Helix" Episode 1.04 - "Single Strand" (airs 1/24/14)

Alan (Billy Campbell) struggles to save Peter (Neil Napier), Julia (Kyra Zagorsky) finds a new ally, and Doreen (Catherine Lemieux) uncovers a dark secret.

For more info check out "Helix" on Syfy.com, "like" "Helix" on Facebook, and follow "Helix" on Twitter. »

- Debi Moore

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The Crisis Heightens in These Images from Helix Episode 1.04 - Single Strand; See the First 5 Minutes

18 January 2014 11:03 AM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Nine million people caught the "Helix" premiere, and we'll know soon how many came back last night. We did and are already looking ahead to Episode 1.04, "Single Strand." If you are too but don't want to wait...

Here are over a half dozen stills from the next episode along with the first five minutes! Syfy's pulling out all the stops for this one, and so far it's living up to expectations. If you haven't watched yet, catch up with "Helix" on Syfy.com. Also be sure to "like" "Helix" on Facebook, and follow "Helix" on Twitter.

"Helix" is executive produced by Ron Moore, creator of “Battlestar Galactica," and stars Billy Campbell, Kyra Zagorsky, Jordan Hayes, Catherine Lemieux, Hiroyuki Sanada, Meegwun Fairbrother, Mark Ghanimé, and Neil Napier. Also executive producing are Lynda Obst (Contact) and Steven Maeda ("Lost," "CSI: Miami," "The X-Files").

"Helix" Episode 1.04 - "Single Strand" (airs 1/24/14)

Alan (Campbell) struggles »

- Debi Moore

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See the Helix 'Super Trailer' and Close to a Dozen New Stills from Episode 1.03 - 274

13 January 2014 4:04 PM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Having seen the first three episodes already, we're pretty high on Syfy's new series "Helix," and today we have some new images from Episode 1.03, "274," as well as a "super trailer" that gives us a taste of the season to come and a new promo.

"Helix" is executive produced by Ron Moore, creator of “Battlestar Galactica," and stars Billy Campbell, Kyra Zagorsky, Jordan Hayes, Catherine Lemieux, Hiroyuki Sanada, Meegwun Fairbrother, Mark Ghanimé, and Neil Napier. Also executive producing are Lynda Obst (Contact) and Steven Maeda ("Lost," "CSI: Miami," "The X-Files").

For more info check out "Helix" on Syfy.com, "like" "Helix" on Facebook, and follow "Helix" on Twitter.

Related Story: What Can Horror Fans Expect from "Helix"? Kyra Zagorsky and Steve Maeda Talk its Chills, Thrills, and "Not Zombies"

"Helix" Episode 1.03 - "274" (airs 1/17/14)

The team thinks they've got the virus contained, but deadly secrets and intrigue fester and spread as quickly as the virus. »

- Debi Moore

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Helix is Infectious, Premiere Turns in Ratings of Epidemic Proportions

13 January 2014 3:00 PM, PST | ScifiMafia | See recent ScifiMafia news »

If you’ve recently found yourself roaming the pages of SciFi Mafia, we thank you. Secondarily, you may have noticed we’ve devoted a fair amount of space to Syfy‘s new series Helix. That’s not just because Battlestar Galactica‘s Ron Moore is an executive producer of the show, though he is, and it’s not just because the creator of the series, Cameron Porsandeh, is a really terrific guy who has given us two exclusive interviews (the first is here, the second will be posted soon), though he has.

Nor is it because SciFi Mafia attended a really cool set tour and panel interview in Montreal, though that’s true as well. The fact of the matter is that Helix has been given a lot of space here because one, it sounded like it would be a great series, and two, because it turned out that it is a great series. »

- Erin Willard

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All Hell Breaks Loose in this Sneak Peek of Helix Episode 1.03 - 274

11 January 2014 7:30 AM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Response to Syfy's two-episode premiere of "Helix" last night seems to be mostly positive - I'm already hooked for sure! - and if you're among those of us chomping at the bit for more, here are a preview and clip from next week's Episode 1.03, "274."

Actually, if you demand instant gratification, you don't even have to wait until next week. Check out the tweet from Syfy below, which has a link to see "274" right now!

"Helix" is executive produced by Ron Moore, creator of “Battlestar Galactica," and stars Billy Campbell, Kyra Zagorsky, Jordan Hayes, Catherine Lemieux, Hiroyuki Sanada, Meegwun Fairbrother, Mark Ghanimé, and Neil Napier. Also executive producing are Lynda Obst (Contact) and Steven Maeda ("Lost," "CSI: Miami," "The X-Files").

For more info check out "Helix" on Syfy.com, "like" "Helix" on Facebook, and follow "Helix" on Twitter.

Related Story: What Can Horror Fans Expect from "Helix"? Kyra Zagorsky and Steve Maeda Talk its Chills, »

- Debi Moore

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