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Seems like everyday concept art from Star Wars: The Force Awakens slips through the cracks of J.J. Abrams' super-secretive production. The latest batch, which are were posted by Market Saw, are supposedly concept art of Harrison Ford's 'Han Solo' and his furry sidekick 'Chewbacca.' If the images below are in fact real then that means Han Solo will have that old gunslinger look to him like he had in the first Star Wars film. If he actually dons that long brown coat in the film it will surely remind audiences of 'Malcolm Reynolds' (Nathan Fillion) from Joss Whedon's short-lived (thanks Fox!) television series, Firefly. Star Wars: Episode VII - Actors John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Lupita Nyong'o and Gwendoline Christie will join the original stars of the saga, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, »
While the cult-following of Joss Whedon stemmed from creation of TV hits such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Firefly, his time in the film industry has proven to be incredibly rewarding with his Academy Award-nominated blockbuster The Avengers. Though The Avengers isn.t Whedon.s only full-length feature it has given him the critical acclaim to earn notable film director status. So when Whedon says artificial-intelligence will dominate the future of movies, "In Joss We Trust". Claiming that the future of movies will contain a whole lot of artificial-intelligence may seem like a .duh. but Whedon actually has a very interesting idea of the quality of that A.I. We know the basic story. Man makes robot, robot becomes smarter than man, and therefore turns on man. Man somehow thinks of a way to stop the robot, but not without serious turmoil. Whedon explains that this progression has become »
What's in Netflix's '80s grab bag? Swoony Merchant-Ivory films; a trio of John Hughes romantic comedies; early films with Sean Penn and Matt Dillon; Oscar-winning turns by Meryl Streep, Jodie Foster and Daniel Day-Lewis; and a few classics you already know by heart.
Mixed in are probably a few critically acclaimed films you've never seen but always meant to, whether it's B-movie fun like "Big Trouble in Little China" or ultra-arty Nc-17 fare like "The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover."
(Availability subject to change. DeLorean and pink prom dress not included.)
1. "A Room with a View" (1986) Nr
2. "The Accused" (1988) R
It's tough viewing, but Jodie Foster is mesmerizing as a rape victim who faces down her assailants in court.
3. "Bad Boys" (1983) R
- Sharon Knolle
5. The Director Joss Whedon was already a fanboy favourite before The Avengers, but his actual film directing credits were quite sparse prior to taking on Earth's Mightiest Heroes. In fact, he had only truly directed cult favourite Serenity, with all of his other directing work being on his television projects, such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly and Dollhouse. While some of his detractors cite the television influence and style of The Avengers as a negative, the fact remains that Whedon, who was almost completely inexperienced in the world of cinematic filmmaking, was able to pull together a $200 million tentpole blockbuster and turn it into a satisfying and beloved film, drawing praise from both critics and fans for its story, character interaction, world building, acting, action and visuals. Having done all that, there's no reason to think he won't bring his skills in full force for another turn in Age »
Even though Revenge doesn’t return with new episodes until January, we’re starting to get a clearer picture of what the back half of the show’s fourth season will look likely thanks to this newest casting announcement. As first reported by TVLine, Suits’ Gina Torres is set to recur in the second half of Revenge Season 4. She will be playing “an aspiring socialite named Natalie Walsh.” Here’s how TVLine describes the character: In addition to her dreams of conquering high society — Natalie comes from “humble-but-ambitious roots” — she’s also arriving with a few enemies in her sights, though it’s not yet clear which Hamptons resident she’ll want to “drive a stake into.” In addition to Suits, Torres’ other past TV credits include Hannibal, Gossip Girl, Alias, 24, and, of course, her role as Zoe Washburne on the beloved Joss Whedon-created sci-fi series Firefly. Torres joins »
- Chris King
Who remembers Stargate Atlantis? The first spin off series from the successful 10 season Stargate Sg-1, itself a spin-off the blockbuster movie Stargate. The series centred around a group of scientists and soldiers who journey through the stargate to a completely new galaxy and set up shop in the lost city of Atlantis, hoping to study its numerous but often hazardous technology, whilst fighting off the human hungry Wraith. The series ran for five seasons, ending in 2005, and featured several sci-fi actors in the main cast, including Cube’s David Hewlett, Firefly’s Jewel Staite and Jason Momoa, who later for portrayed Khal Drogo in Game of Thrones.
Well Stargate Atlantis fans, it may be almost ten years since it went off air, but this December you can enjoy seeing some of the actors who played your favourite Sga characters in, yes, Christmas movies! We’ve selected five television Christmas movies, »
- Katherine Sankey
Four little words made waves in the Whedonverse this weekend: “Widescreen Buffy is nonsense.”
Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator Joss Whedon finally came out swinging Saturday against the HD version of his iconic series, now airing on Pivot. Originally shot in a 4:3 aspect ratio, the new 16:9 format is loaded with questionable changes, including awkward cropping, suspect lighting and even occasional appearances by crew members in shots, all of which is carefully detailed in this Facebook post.
A prime example is this shot from the Season 1 episode “Angel,” which — without the original, darker filter — makes it appear as though »
In an effort to bring Buffy the Vampire into the HD era, 20th Century Fox has been remastering the hugely-popular series, putting out high-definition, widescreen versions of the show. Remastered episodes of the first two seasons have been airing in the States on the cable channel Pivot, but it seems that Fox’s restoration is doing more harm than good (particularly when it comes to transferring the aspect ratio from the original 4:3 to 16:9). A Facebook page has been tracking the many issues, including issues with cropping, framing, brightness and even crew members and equipment appearing in the shot. Here’s a selection of comparison images:
Well, it’s not just the fans who are upset about Fox’s meddling, as series creator Joss Whedon has taken to Twitter today to call the widescreen versions “nonsense”…
- Gary Collinson
Back in December 2002 a million voices cried out in terror, and were suddenly silenced by the Fox network. It probably sounded a bit like the noise you made when you read the title of this feature.
Defending the decision to cancel Joss Whedon's beloved sci-fi show after just 14 episodes might seem like geek treason, but whilst Fox's intentions were borderline criminal, the results were nothing short of revolutionary.
First things first: Firefly is one of the greatest sci-fi shows of all time. The closest thing to Star Wars since 1983, and arguably the best thing Joss Whedon has ever made, it's the holy grail of space-western comedy-dramas. In the 12 years since it was canned, the short-lived series has become a cult phenomenon for good reason. In 2007, the box set was even rocketed up to the International Space Station's intergalactic DVD library (which, to be fair, also includes 50 First Dates »
With Martha having realized that the embassy is being infiltrated by Haqqani and his men, Quinn quickly tries to recall some the Marines who had been sent to the site of the attack on Carrie and Saul’s caravan. But until then, it’s him and a couple of Marines versus about a dozen baddies.
Meanwhile, Carrie and Saul survived the bombing, though others weren’t as lucky. »
This week's Castle takes its name from a 90s Arnie action spoof, but does it deliver on that meta promise? Here's Laura's review...
This review contains spoilers.
7.9 Last Action Hero
Sometimes, the hardest thing about reviewing something is overcoming the expectations that you take in with you. In some cases, this is purely a result of the individual makeup of the reviewer. In others, it’s because the producers created those expectations. For me, this week, with Castle, it’s both. And that’s because a) the writers chose to title last week’s episode Last Action Hero, and b) I may be the only critic alive to have really enjoyed the 1993 John McTiernan film of the same name, starring/spoofing Arnold Schwarzenegger.
What sold me on the movie, aside from Charles Dance as a dastardly villain and its metanarrative, was its satire. As an action-movie fan who is also »
Sometimes associated with more “futuristic” fare — either as V‘s fierce alien queen or Firefly‘s outer-space Companion — Morena Baccarin with one of her latest roles traveled back in time, to the days of the Old Testament, for Lifetime’s The Red Tent miniseries.
Based on the best-seller by Anita Diamant and airing Sunday and Monday at 9/8c, The Red Tent spins a tale told through the eyes of Dinah (The White Queen‘s Rebecca Reguson), the daughter of Leah (Minnie Driver, About a Boy) and Jacob (Iain Glen, Game of Thrones). The mini opens with Dinah’s childhood spent »
Our weekly round-up of the latest news and talking points from the world of screen superheroes, including Batman, Wonder Woman, Justice League Dark, The Flash, Arrow, Supergirl, Gotham, Constantine, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: Civil War, Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Agent Carter, Big Hero 6, The Fantastic Four, X-Men: Apocalypse and more….
It’s been a fairly quiet week in terms of superhero news this week, with the studios no doubt making way for the fever over the first trailers for Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Jurassic World. Still, we do have plenty to get through, and we’ll start things off with Christian Bale’s comments about discovering that Ben Affleck was set to succeed him in the role of The Dark Knight for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice: “I’ve got to admit initially, even though I felt that it was the right time to stop, »
- Gary Collinson
A couple of brief updates about The CW's "The Flash" today. First up, it has been confirmed that "Firefly" and "Homeland" actress Morena Baccarin is the person who provided the voice of Gideon, Harrison Wells' A.I. personal assistant, in this week's episode of "The Flash".
It isn't known yet if Gideon will be appearing in future episodes, but it marks Baccarin second current foray into DC Comics on TV as she will be playing the recurring role of Dr. Leslie Thompkins in Fox's "Gotham" and will become a series regular on that show next season.
Next up, executive producer Greg Berlanti teases that CBS' upcoming "Supergirl" film could crossover into The CW's "Arrow" and "The Flash," assuming the network would allow it. The news comes from an excerpt from Entertainment Weekly:
"Later in the afternoon at his other office on the Warner Bros. lot, Berlanti meets with fellow producer »
- Garth Franklin
Firefly and Homeland alum Morena Baccarin is no stranger to the DC Universe. She’s voiced several characters in animation over the years, including Black Canary, Talia al Ghul and Wonder Woman adversary, Cheetah, and will now lend her voice talents to The Flash, as well.
According to TV Line, Baccarin will voice Gideon, the A.I. assistant of S.T.A.R. Labs’ Dr. Harrison Wells, who is played by Tom Cavanagh. Her casting comes at an interesting time, too, as she’ll soon make her debut in a different corner of the DC television universe.
Back in October, Baccarin secured a recurring role on Gotham, where she’ll play Dr. Leslie Thompkins, a practitioner at Arkham Asylum who has deep ties to Thomas and Martha Wayne. She also strikes up a relationship with Jim Gordon.
Baccarin’s casting may have initially sparked some hope that Gotham somehow shares »
- James Garcia
During last night's episode of The CW's Flash title "Power Outage", fans were introduced to new character Gideon, the A.I. personal assistant to S.T.A.R. Labs' Harrison Wells (Tom Cavanagh). Several wondered who voiced this mysterious addition to the series, who first appears when Wells is re-evaluating his plans for Barry Allen (Grant Gustin), regarding the events that take place in the year 2024. Today, TV Line confirmed that Morena Baccarin was the one who provided the voice of Gideon.
It isn't known quite yet if Gideon will be appearing in future episodes. The actress will be introduced next year on another DC Comics series, Fox's Gotham, portraying Dr. Leslie Thompkins in a recurring role, with the potential to become a series regular in Season 2. Since she is only providing her voice for Gideon, it's possible that the actress may be able to pull off double duty, contributing »
Not content with her upcoming debut in Gotham as Dr. Leslie Thompkins, Firefly alumnus Morena Baccarin has now joined the cast of fellow DC series The Flash, with TV Line reporting that the actress will lend her voice to S.T.A.R. Labs’ AI assistant Gideon.
Baccarin certainly has plenty of experience in the DC universe, having previously supplied the voices of Dinah Lance in Justice League, Talia al Ghul in Son of Batman and Cheetah in Batman: The Brave and the Bold.
The Flash airs on The CW on Tuesday evenings and next week sees a two-part crossover between the series and sister show Arrow; check out a trailer for ‘Flash vs. Arrow’ here.
The post Morena Baccarin joins The Flash appeared first on Flickering Myth. »
- Gary Collinson
The Flash‘s Gideon is… Black Canary??
TVLine has confirmed that Morena Baccarin — whose previous voice work includes such DC Comics characters as Dinah Lance (in the animated Justice League series), Talia al Ghul (Son of Batman) and Cheetah (Batman: The Brave and the Bold) — is voicing S.T.A.R. Labs honcho Dr. Harrison Wells’ AI assistant/confidante.
TVLine reader Alex, please come forward to collect your 250 Power User Points (zero cash value).
Gideon was first featured in the Nov. 25 episode of the CW freshman, when Dr. Wells reevaluated their plan for test “subject” Barry Allen, as regards his »
USA Network has announced when it will be putting back on its Suits. The cable network has revealed that its beloved legal drama will return on Wednesday, Jan. 28, at 10 p.m. for the second half of its fourth season. Meanwhile, USA’s comedy series Sirens will begin its second season the night before Suits‘ return, with its Season 2 premiere slated to air on Tuesday, Jan. 27, at 10 p.m. Suits, which premiered back in 2011 on USA, stars Gabriel Macht as Harvey, Patrick J. Adams as Mike, Rick Hoffman as Louis, Meghan Markle as Rachel, Sarah Raffery as Donna, and Gina Torres (of Firefly fame) as Jessica. The series will have plenty of guest stars for the upcoming back half of its fourth season as the show’s lineup includes newcomers Troian Bellisario (Pretty Little Liars), Billy Miller (General Hospital, The Young and the Restless) and Tricia Helfer (Battlestar Galactica). These first time guest stars will… »
- Chris King
For the most part, this week's Castle is back to the show fans know and love. Here's Laura's review...
This review contains spoilers.
Okay, I’m going to get this off my chest up front because, for the most part, I enjoyed Once Upon A Time In The West.
Usually, when we identify with the characters we watch, it’s a good thing. (Unless you’re watching Hannibal, which does an amazing job of forcing you to see yourself in the last people you’d want to serve as your looking glass.) But generally, we feel connected to the narrative by such relationships, and that works well for everyone. This week, however, Castle made me feel more than a little patronized in that identification
The episode really starts, after we first see the death of this week’s victim, with Kate and Rick »
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