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Justice League: The Flash's Dad Is Actually a Very Famous Actor

Image Source: Warner Bros. Ok, maybe Justice League isn't the best superhero movie that's ever been made, but there's still plenty of room to enjoy it. Once you look beyond the sad Amazonian costume redesign (and the other myriad issues), it's still an action-packed, much more lighthearted, overall sort of entertaining addition to the cinematic branch of the DC Extended Universe. All things considered, some of the best fun during Justice League comes from the little Easter eggs that are sprinkled throughout. You know, like the postcredits scene and the little superhero cameo. Oh, and then there's the (very handsome) man who plays the father of the Flash aka Barry Allen aka Mr. Ezra Miller, who is also very handsome. Barry's dad, Henry Allen, only pops up in a couple of Justice League scenes. Henry is in prison for allegedly murdering Barry's mom, Nora Allen. Near the beginning of Justice League,
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'Fargo' Director Breaks Down Penultimate Episode's Big Emotional Moment

[Warning: This interview contains spoilers from Wednesday's episode of Fargo,"Aporia."]

After starting his career as the young star of films like Christine and Dressed To Kill and then transitioning to directing small, well-received films like The Chocolate War and Waking the Dead, Keith Gordon has carved out a third act as one of the most reliable directors of prestige TV.

A résumé that already included episodes of shows like Dexter, Rectify, Rubicon, Masters of Sex and Homeland has reached something of a peak this spring as Gordon directed my favorite third season episode of The Leftovers (the...
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Karyn Kusama to Direct Horror Movie ‘Breed’ Based on Chase Novak’s Novel

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Karyn Kusama to Direct Horror Movie ‘Breed’ Based on Chase Novak’s Novel
Karyn Kusama is set to direct the upcoming horror movie “Breed” based on the book by Chase Novak, Variety reports. The story centers on a wealthy New York couple whose experiences with an Eastern European fertility clinic a decade ago come back to haunt them.

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The script is being written by Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi, who will also produce. Scott Frank is also producing for Fox via his recently executed production deal with the studio. Kusama, Hay, and Manfredi previously worked together on the 2015 thriller “The Invitation,” starring Tammy Blanchard and Logan Marshall-Green. Scott Spencer, who uses the pen name Chase Novak, previously wrote the novels “Endless Love,” which was turned into a film of the same name in 2014, and “Waking the Dead,” adapted for the screen in 2000.

Breed” marks Frank’s first project
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‘The Invitation’ Director Karyn Kusama to Tackle Fox Horror Flick ‘Breed’

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Karyn Kusama, who directed the 2o16 Logan Marshall-Green cult horror thriller “The Invitation,” has signed on to direct the upcoming Fox horror film “Breed,” and she’s bringing her team with her. “Invitation” writers and producers Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi will reprise those roles for “Breed,” which is based on a novel of the same name by Chase Novak — whose pen name is Scott Spencer (“Endless Love,” “Waking the Dead”). “Breed” follows an upscale New York couple who are struggling to conceive a child and turn to a questionable and controversial Eastern European clinic. Ten years later, after-effects from that procedure.
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Karyn Kusama Directing Horror Movie ‘Breed’ Based on Chase Novak Novel

Karyn Kusama will direct Fox’s upcoming horror movie “Breed,” based on the Chase Novak novel of the same name.

Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi are producing and writing the adaptation, and Scott Frank is producing for Fox under his new production deal with the studio.

The project re-unites Kusama, Hay, and Manfredi after the trio teamed worked on the thriller “The Invitation,” starring Logan Marshall-Green and Tammy Blanchard, earlier this year.

Chase Novak is the pen name for Scott Spencer, who also wrote “Endless Love” and “Waking the Dead.” “Breed” follows a wealthy New York couple who turns to a controversial Eastern European fertility clinic to conceive when all conventional methods fail. Ten years later, the nightmarish side effects of the procedure begin to manifest.

Breed” will be Frank’s first project under his 20th Century Fox production deal, setting the stage for a slate of adult genre films
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BBC’s Peter Salmon Joins Endemol Shine as Chief Creative Officer

London — Peter Salmon, the director of the BBC’s inhouse production unit BBC Studios, is leaving to become chief creative officer at TV production-distribution giant Endemol Shine Group, which is co-owned by 21st Century Fox and Apollo Global Management.

Endemol Shine also announced Tuesday that Emma Moloney, formerly general counsel at News Corp’s newspaper group News UK, will become its general counsel, leading the legal affairs team as well as overseeing the distribution business, working alongside Endemol Shine Intl. CEO Cathy Payne.

Salmon will lead the creative direction of the group’s worldwide network, which has 120 production companies in more than 30 markets and a portfolio of more than 600 titles across genres and platforms, produced in more than 50 languages. The slate includes “Big Brother,” “Black Mirror,” “Broadchurch,” “Deal or No Deal,” “Grantchester,” “Hell on Wheels,” “Humans,” “MasterChef,” “Peaky Blinders,” “The Biggest Loser,” “The Fall,” “The Tunnel,” “The Money Drop” and “Your Face Sounds Familiar.
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One Thing I Love Today: Was the second season of 'Fargo' the best movie of 2015?

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One Thing I Love Today: Was the second season of 'Fargo' the best movie of 2015?
One Thing I Love Today is a daily column dedicated to putting a spotlight on some pop culture item worth your attention. After all, there's enough snark out there. Why not start every day with one quick shotgun blast of positivity? Noah Hawley is a True Believer. There is no reason whatsoever that a television show based on Fargo should work, but after finishing season two of the FX series, I am blown away by what he's accomplished and by the sheer force of his love for Joel and Ethan Coen. Homage and inspiration are similar, but not the exact same things. Homage is fine, but I think you can only go so far with it. Inspiration, though, is something else. Real inspiration is a springboard to something new, something that is genuinely yours. One person looks at something and sees and processes it a certain way, and someone else
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Randy Ostrow Speaks On The Passing of Filmmaker, Producer and Friend Stuart Kleinman

Filmmaker and lawyer Stuart Kleinman passed away this Monday at the age of 57 of a heart attack in his New York home. After going to law school in the wake of a brief career in graphic design, Kleinman became Vice President of ICM and President of Jodie Foster's Egg Pictures, where his love of film led to him fostering the early careers of filmmakers such as Mathieu Kassovitz and Shunji Iwai and producing such films as "Waking the Dead" and "Home for the Holidays." In 2004, five years after becoming a Partner at New York's Frankfurt, Kurnit, Klein & Selz, Kleinman returned to the writing and producing, spending much of his time focussing on political topics over a broad range of issues, and continued to work on such discussions in recent years Randy Ostrow met Stuart when they both attended Scarsdale Junior High in the late '60s, quickly becoming friends over shared interests in film,
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Stuart Kleinman, Producer and Attorney, Dies at 57

Stuart Kleinman, Producer and Attorney, Dies at 57
Stuart Kleinman, who served as VP at ICM and headed Jodie Foster’s Egg Pictures, died April 29 in New York of a heart attack. He was 57.

Kleinman was an enthusiastic film lover who attended Nyu film school in the late 1970s during the time Jim Jarmusch, Barry Sonnenfeld and Spike Lee were getting their start. Moving to Los Angeles, he started working on album covers for acts including the Eagles, Linda Ronstadt and James Taylor. He then graduated from Yale Law School, and went to work with Arthur Klein at Frankfurt, Garbus, Klein & Selz, where he was involved in dealmaking with creatives including Al Pacino and Todd Solondz.

In 1990, Kleinman went to work for Jeff Berg as a VP at ICM, and in 1992 became president of Jodie Foster’s Egg Pictures. He was credited as producer of “Waking the Dead” and exec producer of “Home for the Holidays.” He returned
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Jodie Foster will produce and direct a Showtime crime drama

Jodie Foster will direct and produce an upcoming drama pilot for Showtime. The project, called "Angie's Body," focuses on a sexy and dangerous woman who leads a family crime syndicate.

The project is Foster's first directorial effort for TV, Deadline reports.

Foster will executive produce the project along with writer Rob Fresco ("Touch," "Heroes") and Russ Krasnoff ("Community").

A two-time Oscar winner for acting, Foster has put much of her focus on behind-the-scenes roles over the past several years. She has directed three feature films: "Little Man Tate," "Home for the Holidays" and "The Beaver." Foster also produced several movies, including "The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys," "Waking the Dead" and "Nell" (in which she also starred).

Foster has much less experience with television directing and producing. Her only previous TV directing credit was for an episode of "Tales from the Darkside" in 1988. In 1998, she returned to an off-screen television
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TV Od with Julia Raeside: Secret Eaters

In a post-McKeith landscape of diet TV, new show Secret Eaters adds surveillance and mortuary slabs to the (cake) mix

Television has a weird fascination with our relationship with food. It can't seem to stop nagging us about it. Channel 4 in particular is constantly all up in our mush, asking what we've had for dinner. A new series, Secret Eaters (Wed, 8pm, Channel 4), aims to help self-confessed chubbers work out why they're overweight by pinpointing just how many calories they're cramming down their hungry pipes. The participants think they live on salad and ice cubes yet somehow, inexplicably, weigh the same as a car. But while the word "secret" implies a mystery, this is the worst whodunnit ever, with the killer in plain sight throughout.

Presenter Anna Richardson is on the case: cue a Homeland-style montage of the crew rigging a house with spy cameras, followed by half-an-hour of edited mastication,
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Albert Nobbs – Video On Demand, Pay-Per-View April 10; On Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Download, On Demand May 15

Consumers looking to view one of the best performances of the year will have a chance to see Glenn Close in the celebrated three-time Oscar® nominee Albert Nobbs for a limited two week engagement on Video On Demand and Pay-Per-View beginning April 10th through April 24th. The sneak peek will come one month ahead of the film’s debut on Blu-ray Disc, DVD and Digital Download May 15th.

The drama stars six-time Oscar® nominee* Glenn Close, who gives a “powerhouse performance”. (New York Post), as Albert. An impressive supporting cast includes two-time Academy Award® nominee** Janet McTeer, along with Mia Wasikowska (The Kids Are All Right), Aaron Johnson (Kick-Ass) and Jonathan Rhys Meyers (Showtime’s “The Tudors”.). Directed “with grit and grace”. (Rolling Stone) by Rodrigo Garcia (Mother and Child), the film is based on the novella by Irish author George Moore and features a story by Istvan Szabo and screenplay by Gabriella Prekop,
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Game Of Thrones: Season 2: Full List of New Characters/Actors

Full listing of Game of Thrones Season 2 New Characters and Actors. Major and minor characters for Game of Thrones: Season 2 have been casting for months now. We have compiled a list of them all from different sources so that you will know what characters will be in Season 2 of HBO‘s Game of Thrones and who would be playing them. There are major spoilers below, especially if you have not read the A Song of Ice and Fire books so be warned. I personally have only shimmed over the detailed information below as I want characters and their motivations kept in shadow as much as possible. The list will be updated when new characters are cast so you might want to bookmark this page.

We previously posted on casting for Season 2 of Game of Thrones here: Game of Thrones: Season 2 Casts Liam Cunningham, Carice van Houten, Stephen Dillane,
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TV turn-ons and turn-offs

This week's hits and misses

Turn-ons

Old Grey Whistle Test night

Auntie plunders archives for belting anthropological study of Homo seriousrockensis.

Antiques Roadshow

F Bruce moistens desiccated format via provocative knitwear/ooh-based approach to commemorative teaspoons.

Spooks

More oak veneer espionage & Ext: Whitehall eyebrow work from Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Firth.

Britain's Best Drives

Jocund social history secures roof-rack with solid journalistic ropes; proceeds to vroom down nostalgic byroads.

Turn-offs

Reel History of Britain

Bragg's interminable mobile sob-quest trundles into boohoo-on-sea for more cinematic bereavement.

Highland Emergency

Tales of buggered bumbags/dented Thermoses panicked-up via thunderous Voiceover & crash-zooms of Heather.

The Body Farm

Further spurious maggotry & advanced script decomposition from calamitous Waking The Dead spin-off/afterbirth.

Channel 5

Big Brother? The Bachelor? Real Food Family Cook-Off? September is the cruellest month.

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Rewind TV: The Body Farm; Too Big to Fail; The Queen's Palaces; Billy Connolly's Route 66; Planet Dinosaur – review

The BBC have found a suitably preposterous successor to Waking the Dead while the sub-prime crisis gets the full-star treatment on Sky Atlantic

The Body Farm (BBC1) | iPlayer

Too Big to Fail (Sky Atlantic)

The Queen's Palaces (BBC1) | iPlayer

Billy Connolly's Route 66 (ITV1) | ITV Player

Planet Dinosaur (BBC1) | iPlayer

For those who can't get enough of rotting, bloated corpses – and the long tailback of TV forensics dramas suggests there's someone on every sofa who fits this bill – The Body Farm was the perfect Tuesday night alternative to Hairy Bikers' Meals on Wheels.

The series is a spin-off from the popular Waking the Dead insofar as it gives further employment to Tara Fitzgerald as alluring Dr Eve Lockhart, now in charge of a mysterious-sounding lab set up in the middle of nowhere to carry out mysterious-sounding research on bodies supplied by mysterious-sounding "donors". Having possibly confused myself with the trailers,
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Rewind TV: The Body Farm; Too Big to Fail; The Queen's Palaces; Billy Connolly's Route 66; Planet Dinosaur – review

The BBC have found a suitably preposterous successor to Waking the Dead while the sub-prime crisis gets the full-star treatment on Sky Atlantic

The Body Farm (BBC1) | iPlayer

Too Big to Fail (Sky Atlantic)

The Queen's Palaces (BBC1) | iPlayer

Billy Connolly's Route 66 (ITV1) | ITV Player

Planet Dinosaur (BBC1) | iPlayer

For those who can't get enough of rotting, bloated corpses – and the long tailback of TV forensics dramas suggests there's someone on every sofa who fits this bill – The Body Farm was the perfect Tuesday night alternative to Hairy Bikers' Meals on Wheels.

The series is a spin-off from the popular Waking the Dead insofar as it gives further employment to Tara Fitzgerald as alluring Dr Eve Lockhart, now in charge of a mysterious-sounding lab set up in the middle of nowhere to carry out mysterious-sounding research on bodies supplied by mysterious-sounding "donors". Having possibly confused myself with the trailers,
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Keith Allen: 'I hardly ever drink – and I make my own pesto'

The actor used to be a hellraiser. Not any more …

It's an all-white dining room, the St John Hotel: white walls, white tablecloths, and there in the corner is a dark, somewhat hairy patch that, on closer inspection, turns out to be Keith Allen. He has his laptop out and only slightly reluctantly, it seems, turns away from his screen and towards me.

It was his idea to come to here because "I know Margot and Fergus and I wanted to see what it's like". Fergus being Fergus Henderson, the chef who pioneered nose-to-tail eating at St John Bar & Restaurant, in Smithfield, almost two decades ago, and Margot, his wife. The St John Hotel, just off Leicester Square in central London, is a sister hotel and restaurant, their latest venture, opening earlier this year. "It was actually Margot I met first. At the Groucho Club. In the halcyon days."

The
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New Sky sitcom based around the school Gates

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Filming started today in Enfield on a brand new six part comedy for Sky called Gates, a character based sitcom based around relationships formed between parents at the school gates.

Tom Ellis and Joanna Page play parents Mark and Helen who’ve recently moved to the South East where their nine-year-old daughter is starting at a new primary school. And they’re about to discover what happens when your children choose your friends.

Essentially a character comedy, but with a nod to those sketch-like moments of madness which can only ever happen in the playground, Gates casts an eye on how relationships with parents formed during fifteen minutes of a school drop off and pick up can so easily take over your life. The school gates can be an unforgiving, socially exposed political minefield.

Gates boasts a distinguished cast that also includes:

Sue Johnston (The Royle Family, Waking The Dead), Tony Gardner (Lead Balloon,
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Doctor Who BBC Worldwide's biggest-selling TV show internationally

Along with brands including Top Gear, Lonely Planet and BBC Earth, Dr Who helps commercial arm earn £308m in revenue

Doctor Who was BBC Worldwide's biggest-selling TV show internationally last year and, along with brands including Top Gear, Lonely Planet, the international version of Strictly Come Dancing and BBC Earth, helped earn more than £300m in revenue.

The exploitation of everything from TV programmes to live events, DVDs and magazines for the five BBC power brands raked in £308.1m in revenue for BBC Worldwide, the corporation's commercial arm, in the year to the end of March.

This represented a 12.6% year-on-year revenue increase for the elite group of brands, which will be soon be joined by Walking with Dinosaurs. These brands accounted for 27% of the total £1.16bn revenues BBC Worldwide made last year. BBC Worldwide said that 45% of its total sales now come from just 12 brands.

The top five individual
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Paul Darrow on Blake's 7, Minister Of Chance and the Star Wars Mmorpg

Generally, I have avoided trying to interview the personal heroes of my youth; it's too risky to one's cherished perceptions. But when faced with the opportunity to chat with Paul Darrow, the British actor who played the laconic and back-shooting anti-hero Avon of 'Blake's 7' (as well as the voice of Grand Moff Tarkin and other characters in 'Star Wars' videogames), I figured I'd take a chance. After all, if he shot me down in flames, at least he'd be in character...

I was, of course, delighted to find that Mr. Darrow retains all the charm and more of his most famous role without the accompanying barbs. Here we chat about Paul's excellent turn as Lord Rathen in the exceptional Sf/fantasy audio drama 'The Minister Of Chance', as well as how Avon came to shoot people in the back despite being the 'hero' of a major BBC sci-fi show,
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