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Ian Somerhalder & Nikki Reed Producing ‘Transcience’ Drama Project For the CW

Ian Somerhalder & Nikki Reed Producing ‘Transcience’ Drama Project For the CW
Even as The Vampire Diaries is coming to an end, co-lead Ian Simerhalder will stay in business with the CW as a producer. The network has put in development Transcience, an hourlong drama, from Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed’s recently launched Rare Birds Productions. Warner Bros. TV, where Rare Birds has a pod deal, is the studio. Written by Thomas Brandon, in Transience, when consciousness transfers become legal in the near future, an ambitious young musician finally…
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Ian Somerhalder: How His Vampire Diaries Goodbye Will Clear the Way for a Family with Nikki Reed

Ian Somerhalder: How His Vampire Diaries Goodbye Will Clear the Way for a Family with Nikki Reed
Ian Somerhalder is reaching Mystic Falls’ city limis.

As The Vampire Diaries cast prepares to bid farewell to the show, the actor tells People he’s ready to close this chapter of his life in order to open a few more.

“It’s the end of a very cool era,” says Somerhalder, 37. “It will be quite an incredible feat to shoot that last scene and know that we’re completing almost eight years of work on a television show.”

Graduating from love triangles and neck bites, Somerhalder shares he’s “very much looking forward to creating and producing more stories” with wife Nikki Reed.
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All the TV Shows and Movies Hitting Hulu in April

Netflix and HBO Now aren't the only places to see great shows and movies in April! Hulu has so many titles coming, including the season finales for a bunch of your favorite shows. Ferris Bueller's Day Off and My Best Friend's Wedding will also be available, among several other vintage films. Check out the full list below, and get a load of Netflix and HBO Go's new picks, too! Available April 1 Shades of Blue, season one finale You, Me & the Apocalypse, season one finale Barbershop, complete season one Alfie American Loser Amistad And You Thought Your Parents Were Weird! Arctic Tale The Arrival Away From Her Bad Boys II Bananas Basic Instinct 2 The Bear Bloodsucking Bastards Brighton Rock Carlos Chelsea Walls Cinema Paradiso Count Yorga, Vampire Cube Cube 2: Hypercube Cube Zero Dead Heat Dead Man The Dead Zone Death Wish Deuces Wild Donnie Brasco Dr. T. and the
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‘How to be Deadly’ is a great Canadian indie comedy

How to Be Deadly

Written by Edward Riche & Nik Sexton

Directed by Nik Sexton

Canada, 2014

How to be Deadly is proof that in the right hands, you can make a great movie from a comedy sketch. The film is delightful, clever, and very funny.

Normally, the phrase – feature length comedy based off a YouTube persona – does not inspire confidence. After all, movies based on Saturday Night Live skits are usually worse than movies based on video games. How to Be Deadly is a welcome exception to this rule. The film joins Wayne’s World and The Blues Brothers as one of the few comedies that are better than their source material.

How to Be Deadly, based on the 2012 short film of the same name, is the story of Donnie Dumphy (Leon Parsons), a fictional cult hero, Canadian YouTube sensation, and the LeBron James of mini bike riding. Throughout the film
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Disney 53, Week 7: The Three Caballeros

Each week, Thn takes a look back at one of the Walt Disney Animated Classics. The ones that the Walt Disney Company showed in cinemas, the ones they’re most proud of, the ones that still cost a bloody fortune no matter how old they are. The really good ones get through more re-editions than a Spielberg movie, and that’s saying something.

This week it’s The Three Caballeros. Ay Caramba.

Directed by Norman Ferguson

1944/ 72 Minutes

Being part of the studio’s good will message for South America, Three Caballeros follows the same basic framework as its predecessor, Saludos Amigos; a combination of self-contained animated shorts, some filmed footage of various locales around South America, and hallucinatory sequences that have you staring at your drink wondering who spiked it. The final act is one of the most bat-shit crazy sequences ever to come from the Disney studios.

Synopsis: It’s Donald’s birthday,
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Dexter Season 6 – Molly Parker Sister Act

Deadwood is definitely in the news today at BoomTron! We just reported on the lovely link between the FX network and hiring Deadwood alumni actors. Now, Showtime is getting in on the fun! “Ex-Deadwood heroine” Molly Parker now, according to our friends at TV Line, “will appear in several Season 6 episodes of the Showtime drama as Lisa Marshall, the sister of Colin Hanks’ mysterious new character, Travis.” Interesting!

Hanks will appear in all 12 episodes of Dexter‘s sixth season as a brilliant expert on ancient artifacts who somehow becomes linked to a series of grisly murders in Miami. It remains unclear if Travis will turn out to be a friend or foe of a certain Dark Passenger. Either way, as Showtime president David Nevins recently told TVLine, this year’s installment “ is not [about] one big bad.”

We have the Dexter, season six teaser trailer for you, along with casting news regarding Billy Brown,
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The Word: the presenters

What Terry Christian, Dani Behr, Amanda de Cadenet et al did next

Terry Christian (1990-95)

From Old Trafford, Manchester, Christian was already well-known as a local radio DJ who championed rising bands such as the Stone Roses, Happy Mondays and the Charlatans when he became the gobby frontman for The Word, named after his column in the Manchester Evening News. He was the one who secured Oasis's first TV appearance. He has since written three books, including one about the programme, My Word, although he doesn't appear to have used his Hnd in applied biology. Now 47, he continues to present TV and radio; he was runnerup on Celebrity Big Brother 2009 and briefly touted as a mayor of Manchester. His MySpace profile describes his interests as "depravity of almost all kinds".

Dani Behr (1990-95)

Now 40, living in Sydney with two children (she married restaurateur Carl Harwin), stage-schooled Londoner Behr has
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Darclight readies 'Beowulf'

Darclight readies 'Beowulf'
SYDNEY -- Darclight Films, the recently launched horror label of Australian production and international sales outfit Arclight, announced on Tuesday the preproduction of Beowulf, a medieval fantasy adventure loosely based on the 9th century poem of the same name. The budget is slated at about $15 million, Darclight said. The film, a blood-soaked tale of a Norse hero's battle with deadly monster, is to star Scott Speedman in the lead role. Written and co-produced by Canadian Andrew Rai Berzins, Beowulf will be directed by Iceland's Sturla Gunnarsson (Such a Long Journey, Rare Birds). A co-production of Canada, the United Kingdom and Iceland, the film will be shot in Iceland once casting is complete. Producers include Paul Stephens and Eric Jordan of the Film Works of Canada, Michael Lionello Cowan and Jason Piette of the Spice Factory in the U.K. and Fridrik Thor Fridriksson of the Icelandic Film Corp. Darclight will executive produce and handle international sales.

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