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To have a Manhattan apartment like those in The Drake just might take a deal with the devil.
The exquisite building on ABC's "666 Park Avenue" is the sort that lines the gracious, monied boulevard. The set, however, is in an industrial strip in Brooklyn on the edge of Williamsburg, the part where hipsters don't yet live.
Here, in an old Schaefer beer factory, the sets still smelled new before Hurricane Sandy. Though production had stopped, as just about everything else did in New York, it was scheduled to resume Tuesday, Nov. 6, despite unspecified damage to the set.
The art deco lobby to the fictional building, which certainly seems to be a portal to hell on the show, is sweeping and elegant, with mirrored tables and the sort of polished black and white floors that Fred Astaire would glide across.
When the action switches to the basement, the show moves to a church in Harlem. »
On paper, 2005's "Doom" didn't seem like it needed to be the completely ridiculous mess that it ended up becoming. It starred one of this generation's most charismatic action stars, The Rock from a screenplay by one of the guys responsible for "Arachnophobia," directed by the noted cinematographer Andrzej Bartkowiak who made the otherwise bad "Devil's Advocate" look good, based on a beloved franchise.
Oh, it was a video game franchise? Oh, jeez. Well, then let's tool around with the origins of the monsters a bit (moviegoers might be think demons from hell might be weird, but they'd be alright with mutants, or something, right?) and toss in a first person sequence because the games are first-person. The Rock? He'll play a bland hardass and the villain because the last thing we want this movie to be is fun. "Doom" is a terrible movie, but I can't wholly blame the »
- Charles Webb
An Officer and a Gentleman director Taylor Hackford is to produce a new Navy TV drama. Norfolk will be written by ex-Supernatural showrunner Sera Gamble, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The pilot will focus on the personal and work lives of the young crew at the Norfolk Naval Station. Hackford previously helmed 1982's An Officer and a Gentleman - which starred Richard Gere as a Naval officer - as well as 1997's The Devil's Advocate and 2004's Ray. His next film project is the action movie Parker starring (more) »
- By Morgan Jeffery
Earlier this year New Yorker television critic Emily Nussbaum popularized the term "Hate-Watch" in her brilliantly funny (and, sadly, very accurate) takedown "Hate-Watching Smash," in which she explored why she sticks with the lambasted show despite the fact that every moment makes her want to draw-and-quarter Debra Messing with her trailerful of earth-toned scarves. This new AfterElton series celebrates the entertainments most eminently hate-watchable in an effort to better understand what compels us to sit through garment-rending shows and movies instead of going outside, doing charity work, or sleeping.
Hate-Watching 666 Park Avenue
When ABC announced that it would be feeding on the still-warm corpse of the breakout FX series American Horror Story (which itself satisfied its filthy appetite on the remains of pretty much every great horror movie ever made), I got a total filmboner. It's Rosemary's Baby! It's Devil's Advocate! It's John Locke and Wilhelmina Slater playing Mr. Roarke and Tattoo at the Dakota! »
Director Taylor Hackford is known for crafting lurid movies. Be it the Al Pacino-fronted thriller The Devil's Advocate, the Oscar-winning biopic Ray or his last effort, the critically panned Love Ranch, he tends to offer hard-hitting but undeniably salacious stories. And as his upcoming Parker stars the steely English hunk Jason Statham opposite the ever-sultry Jennifer Lopez, we can rightly expect sparks to fly. In the crime thriller Statham plays Parker, a kind of modern Robin Hood who lives by a code: "I don't steal from people who can't afford it, and I don't hurt people who don't deserve it." But there's no honor among thieves, so when the titular protagonist turns down a jewelry robbery proposed by a merciless thug (Michael Chiklis), he's shot and left for dead. Hungry for revenge, he teams up with a real-estate agent (Jennifer Lopez) to plan a complicated heist of his own. Yesterday »
I really wanted to like 666 Park Avenue.
But the pilot didn't exactly inspire me to buy an apartment there. I'll rent for a couple more weeks, but the series needs to seriously up the scary ante if it wants my down payment.
Let's start with O'Quinn's Gavin Doran. We can only assume at this point that he's The Devil, which isn't exactly a fresh concept on TV or on the big screen. Blame Reaper or blame The Devil's Advocate or, heck, blame Death on The Simpsons.
But the premise simply doesn't feel very original. Nor does it give O'Quinn a lot of material to mine. Any fan of Lost is quite familiar with the nuances and the depth of this incredible actor. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Matt Richenthal)
In advance of the upcoming October 11 release of Prometheus on Blu-ray and DVD, Amazon released the film on HD today for $14.99. You can order it amazon asin="B009AJDDQU" text="right here" if you just can't wait. It's also available on CinemaNow, Google Play, iTunes, PlayStation, Vudu, Xbox Live and YouTube. Otherwise, go ahead and preorder the amazon asin="B005LAIHXQ" text="DVD" or amazon asin="B005LAIHY0" text="Blu-ray". Now let's see what else is arriving this week in physical media... Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures The week's top pick is clearly the Indiana Jones Blu-ray collection, which I did have the time to watch the first three films and they all look and sound great. The only complaint I actually have has to do with the supplemental material, which is all pretty good, but none of it is "new". Based on the material they have they could have »
- Brad Brevet
Moviefone's New Release Pick of the Week "The Cabin in the Woods" What's It About? Joss Whedon does for slasher movies what he did for vampires with "Buffy." If we told you anything more, we'd ruin the experience. See It Because: If you're a horror movie fan you're used to being served the dumbest, most illogical garbage and just accepting it. "Cabin" is actually one of the most clever, unique and entertaining horror movies in years (years!) with a funny cast, totally off-the-wall premise and secret twists that we can't tell you anything about. Zombie Lovers: Watch a Special Behind-the-Scenes Look at "Cabin in the Woods" - (Also Available on Redbox DVD & Blu-ray | Amazon Instant Video | Netflix) Moviefone's Blu-ray Release Pick of the Week "Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures" What's It About? The complete "Indy" series is brought to Blu-ray for the first time with hi-def restorations and a museum's worth of behind-the-scenes special features. »
- Eric Larnick
Next week on September 18th, Warner Brothers will be releasing two of its catalog titles on Blu-ray for the First time, Queen of the Damned and The Devil's Advocate; and we have your chance to score them both on us!
Check out the artwork below along with a couple of clips from each film. To enter for your chance to win, just send us an E-mail Here including your Full Name And Mailing Address. We’ll take care of the rest.
Queen of the Damned Synopsis
After years of slumber, the legendary vampire has awakened and found acceptance in a tattooed, pierced and black-clad world. He's a rock star. And his awesome Goth-riffed sound has echoed around the globe...and stirred to life the fearsome Mother of All Vampires. Based on 'The Vampire Chronicles' by Anne Rice, whose work previously came to the screen in Interview with the Vampire. »
- Uncle Creepy
Breaking Bad "Gliding Over All" - 2012 Finale Predictions
Breaking Bad serves up its last original episode for 2012 this weekend, and it feels so wrong! I have yet to talk to any Breaking Bad fans who think the split season is a good idea, but it's a heck of a lot better than Dish Network's decision to drop AMC completely, so things could definitely be worse.
Last week we got a very stark affirmation that Walter had finally crossed the line with the cold blooded murder of Mike. We could play Devil's advocate and say that Walter was, yet again, put in a position where he had to protect himself and his family, since Mike's capture could potentially drag Walt down with him, but that doesn't really hold water. Breaking Bad has managed to elicit some sympathy for Walt's murderous actions in the past by presenting life or death threats against Walt and his family. »
- Jon Lachonis
Bourne screenwriter Tony Gilroy talks about taking over as director of the new film – and what it says about our post-9/11 age
Talking to Tony Gilroy is like an audience with an Audi. Not just the upholstery: that subdued blue suit, the burnished grey crop, the age-appropriate T-shirt. Beneath the bonnet, too, there's an affinity. Gilroy is all about the unflappable aesthetic and the turbo engineering, the precision and the purr. Were you hiring a manager for a small chain of discreet luxury business hotels, you would want them to look like Tony Gilroy.
Writers aren't usually this way. But then Gilroy is a choice sort of scribbler: the consummate pragmatist, with the midmarket punter in his crosshairs and the studio fatcats clapping his back. He struck gold with scripts for Dolores Claiborne and The Devil's Advocate, got Oscar nods for his direction and screenplay on Michael Clayton. But his »
- Catherine Shoard
Ten years and one day ago, Doug Liman was an independent director with a couple of critical favorites behind him. Ten years and one day ago, Matt Damon was the promising writer/star of "Good Will Hunting" who's seemingly squandered his potential on a string of questionable movie choices, kept near A-list only by his presence in "Ocean's Eleven" (where he tellingly only played a smaller supporting role). Ten years and one day ago, the spy genre was increasingly tired, with the Bond movies moving into new levels of ridiculousness (that year's "Die Another Day" would introduce Madonna and invisible cars to the series).
And then came Jason Bourne. "The Bourne Identity," directed by Liman, written by Tony Gilroy (who wrote the entire 'Bourne' trilogy' and now has the keys to the franchise) and starring Damon, had been long-delayed and had a famously troubled production, but when it finally hit at the height of summer, »
- Oliver Lyttelton
There's one person who's pretty much inescapable in movie theaters at the moment, and that's Charlize Theron. Last weekend, she was the evil queen Ravenna in "Snow White and the Huntsman," and this weekend, she's the biggest name (although not the biggest part) among the ensemble cast of "Prometheus" -- a film that she was originally pegged to play the lead in. And in a few weeks, she'll start filming on the long-gestating "Fury Road," George Miller's return to the "Mad Max" world. Between those three, she's become the queen of the blockbuster world, and with a performance in "Young Adult" that might have been her most widely acclaimed ever, Theron's as big a star as she's ever been.
But curiously, it's taken a little time for it to happen. Theron's been a familiar presence on screen for fifteen years now, since breaking through in "2 Days In The Valley" and "The Devil's Advocate, »
- Oliver Lyttelton
We Need to Talk About Kevin I placed this one #4 on my top ten of 2011 and it is one worth owning and I'm glad people can finally see it, even if you won't be able to enjoy it on the big screen where its effect is even that much greater. If you'd like to read my review from last year's Cannes Film Festival where it completely blew me away click here.
(Criterion Collection) I am going to have a review for these two early Bergman films shortly. I just finished watching the special features on Summer with Monika last night and, in a perfect world, will have a review for you later today.
As for the films, being a huge Bergman fan I loved watching them both. Neither deal much with Bergman's always fascinating exploration of religion, but his constant focus on life, death and love is felt. »
- Brad Brevet
Things are heating up for the anticipation of Ridley Scott's 'Prometheus' and its theatrical June release and the heat is certainly picking up aboard the spaceship itself at least by what's been revealed on a new international one-sheet for the sci-fi epic. Maybe spoilerish, but maybe not as we'd be quite surprised if such a significant highlight would be featured so blatantly on a promotional asset such as this. But look away now if you don't want to know the scores! 'Prometheus' stars Michael Fassbender ('Eden Lake'), Charlize Theron -below ('The Devil's Advocate'), Noomi Rapace ('The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo'), Idris Elba ('The Losers'), Logan Marshall-Green ('Devil'), Sean Harris ('Creep') and Rafe Spall ('Shaun of the Dead'). Check out the poster below. »
20th Century Fox's 'Prometheus' has gone all viral yet again with yet another new addition to the features asset avalanche. A mystery audio clip has been released by Fox and when reversed the new piece of audio suddenly becomes all the more terrifying. The audio features a troubled crew member who has obviously been attacked by an unfriendly alien lifeform as he struggles for survival in this 60 second segment taken from the Ridley Scott's sci-fi tale. 'Prometheus' stars Michael Fassbender ('Eden Lake'), Charlize Theron -below ('The Devil's Advocate'), Noomi Rapace ('The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo'), Idris Elba ('The Losers'), Logan Marshall-Green ('Devil'), Sean Harris ('Creep') and Rafe Spall ('Shaun of the Dead'). Check out the new viral clip below. »
The more I write the word 'Prometheus' the more I fear it'll begin to lose its meaning. However, I shall strive on and bring you news of yet another new behind-the-scenes clip that has been unveiled by Apple trailers and features director Ridley Scott and most of the main cast discussing their love for Ridley and the experience. Michael Fassbender ('Eden Lake'), Charlize Theron -below ('The Devil's Advocate'), Noomi Rapace ('The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo'), Idris Elba ('The Losers'), Logan Marshall-Green ('Devil'), Sean Harris ('Creep') and Rafe Spall ('Shaun of the Dead') all star in the sci-fi bonanza hitting theatres this June. »
Michael Fassbender is back as David 8 in another new 'Prometheus' promo poster. The next generation Weyland robot promo features the virginal looking Fassbender and he is not alone as along with the new asset comes another diagram much like the 'Prometheus' ship version revealed this time last week. The Titanium-Alloy Coated Armor Machine 'RT01 Transport' is introduced as another vehicle to be shown in the upcoming sci-fi epic and you can check out both new promo pics below. Charlize Theron ('The Devil's Advocate'), Noomi Rapace ('The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo'), Idris Elba ('The Losers'), Logan Marshall-Green ('Devil'), Sean Harris ('Creep') and Rafe Spall ('Shaun of the Dead') all co-star on the 'Prometheus' project directed by the capable hands of Brit director Ridley Scott ('Alien'). »
I remember a time when you couldn't get information or even a straight answer out of Ridley Scott's 'Prometheus' project. Now it seems every day we're teased once more with a new still, clip or special promotional asset. Today we can check out yet another new promotional viral featuring star Michael Fassbender ('X-Men: First Class', 'Eden Lake') courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox. The fake advertisement viral clip features the actor as the 'next generation David', the new Weyland Industries owned AI robot who he'll play in the movie which arrives this June. The excellent Fassbender stars alongside Charlize Theron ('The Devil's Advocate'), Noomi Rapace ('The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo'), Idris Elba ('The Losers'), Logan Marshall-Green ('Devil'), Sean Harris ('Creep') and Rafe Spall ('Shaun of the Dead'). Check out the new clip below. »
The never-ending supply of teases, assets and gallery fillers for Ridley Scott's 'Prometheus' just doesn't want to let up. But I do particularly like this new Twentieth Century Fox promo piece that premiered over at IGN which reveals a nice looking detailed diagram of the 'Prometheus' ship itself including tags to all the main parts of the ship. Dont' forget that Michael Fassbender ('X-Men: First Class', 'Eden Lake'), Charlize Theron ('The Devil's Advocate'), Noomi Rapace ('The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo'), Idris Elba ('The Losers'), Logan Marshall-Green ('Devil'), Sean Harris ('Creep') and Rafe Spall ('Shaun of the Dead') will all be on board. Check out the new promotional diagram below and click the link at the bottom for a larger more hi-res view over at IGN. »
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