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Review: Fox's 'Gotham' gives us a Batman show without Batman

6 hours ago | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

A man who decides the best way to fight crime in his native city is to dress up as a giant bat has to be a severely damaged individual on some level. But think about how damaged the city itself has to be for the man to think that the bat costume is necessary. Fox's new drama series "Gotham" (it debuts Monday at 8) wants to dramatize the crumbling infrastructure of Gotham City, which would eventually lead to Batman patrolling its streets. And it wants to play with the many wonderful toys available in that corner of the DC Universe, even if Batman himself can't be one of them, since the series begins with a 12-year-old Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz) witnessing his parents' murder in a dark downtown alley. DC been down this road before with "Smallville," a show that took 10 seasons to let Clark Kent put on the red cape and blue tights, »

- Alan Sepinwall

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TV Review: ‘Gotham’

17 September 2014 7:15 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The title and promotional campaign do “Gotham” no favors, fostering expectations about a stronger link to the “Batman” franchise than can possibly exist — at least, considering the setting, not for another 20 years or so. Taken strictly on its own terms, the Fox series is a handsome, gritty crime drama, with Ben McKenzie as the idealistic young cop and Donal Logue as his grizzled, ethically compromised partner. Yet if the show is supposed to work for its peripheral connection to the Dark Knight and his colorful menagerie of villains before they became such … well, that bat simply won’t fly.

It’s difficult to consider “Gotham” without drawing obvious comparisons to “Marvel’s Agents of Shield,” which also operates with a hand (as well as a shield, hammer and some armor) tied behind its back. That’s because the references to “The Avengers” seem calibrated to evoke tingles in the most »

- Brian Lowry

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Photos – Gotham Premiere Screening Event And VIP Party In New York City

16 September 2014 5:05 PM, PDT | AreYouScreening.com | See recent AreYouScreening news »

Easily the most anticipated new show of the season is Gotham, and if you weren’t able to attend the premiere party, here’s the next best thing.

It was clearly quite the party, and even if you aren’t among the hopefuls looking for this to become your next favorite show, it’s a series that absolutely has to be watched… for a while at least. Just based on the cast and crew, and any connection to Batman, you have to check out what they do with this thing. And, I have to say, Donal Logue. The End.

And again, even if you aren’t already sold, there’s something interesting about the idea of expanding on the early years, beyond just the flashback that sets Bruce Wayne in motion.

Well, you may as well check out what went on, and get all the more excited for next week’s premiere of the show. »

- Marc Eastman

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The Orchard Acquires Survival Thriller ‘Preservation’

16 September 2014 4:24 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Exclusive: The Orchard has acquired North American rights to horror-thriller Preservation, from writer-director Christopher Denham. As an actor, Denham’s credits include Argo, Shutter Island, Sound Of My Voice, and Wgn America’s nuclear drama Manhattan. Preservation marks his second film as writer-director following 2008’s Home Movie. Pablo Schreiber (Orange Is The New Black, The Wire), Aaron Staton (Mad Men), and Wrenn Schmidt (Boardwalk Empire) star in the tale of brothers Sean and Mike, who embark on a hunting trip deep into an overgrown nature preserve with Mike’s wife. When the trio finds their gear stolen, fear and paranoia take over. Preservation debuted in April at the Tribeca Film Festival, where the Orchard also picked up horror pic The Canal. As with that October 10 release, the Orchard will co-market Preservation with horror brand Shock Til You Drop. Preservation will open in a 10-market theatrical run along with digital, cable, »

- Jen Yamato

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Chris Hemsworth To Produce And Star In I’ll Never Get Out Of This World Alive

16 September 2014 2:43 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

In a move that could generate some inspired cross-cinematic synergy, Thor star Chris Hemsworth is attached to produce and headline the drama I’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive. Based on the debut novel from actor and musician Steve Earle (The Wire), the film is about Doc Ebersole, a man struggling with his own demons many years after he was travelling with country star Hank Williams and the singer died.

Ebersole may have been the one to give Williams that fatal morphine dose, as the protagonist is also an addict who lost his medical license and lives in San Antonio’s red-light district. There, he performs some illegal abortions and other operations, and befriends Mexican immigrant Graciela, who has the power to heal others with the touch of her hand.

Ironically, there is currently a Hank Williams biopic in the works entitled I Saw the Light, where the »

- Jordan Adler

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The Bottom Shelf: Frightfest, Faults and Killer Klowns

15 September 2014 12:53 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Indie horror Faults and Venezuelan chiller The House At The End Of Time are two of the films in this month's Bottom Shelf...

Summer holidays, barbecues on the beach and weekends decimated by relentless weddings: this is August for some. For other, more discerning types, it is about Frightfest, otherwise known as the chance to spend those rare sunny days ensconced in a darkened room for a horror movie marathon. This year’s Leicester Square event featured the usual mix of gonzo gore, copycat-killings and premiere screenings of future favourites; we managed to catch a few highlights.

The latest film from writer and director Riley Stearns (Mary Elizabeth Winstead’s husband, fact fans), Faults, received a European premiere last month. Massively enjoyable from start to finish, Stearns’ black comedy mostly eschews the genre necessity of scattergun bloody slayings in favour of an intelligent script focusing on the gaping voids left in desperate characters’ lives. »

- ryanlambie

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No Good Deed: Oh, to Be Rich and Hunted by Idris Elba!

14 September 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Village Voice | See recent Village Voice news »

Married Women Over 30, here’s a pitch for a movie: My Dinner With Idris. You never thought it would happen to you, but one rainy night when your handsome and successful but distracted husband who doesn’t appreciate you is out of town, Idris Elba (The Wire, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom) rings the doorbell of your spacious, tastefully furnished five-bedroom colonial. His rain-soaked clothes cling to his athletic frame as he apologizes for interrupting your evening, looking sexily embarrassed as he confesses he’s just totaled his car on the winding, leafy road that passes the large, semi-secluded, well-landscaped lot that affords you a measure of privacy. He wouldn’t dream of intruding while you’re feeding your adorable kids; he only want »

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‘No Good Deed’ Uses Star Power, Social Media to Top Box Office

14 September 2014 11:08 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Star power and social media savvy propelled “No Good Deed” to the top of the box office this weekend.

The $13 million film nearly doubled its production budget in its first three days of release, pulling in an impressive $24.5 million. The home invasion thriller was able to trump box office predictions because Sony and Screen Gems, the companies behind the film, expertly deployed Idris Elba and Taraji P. Henson on Twitter to hawk the story of a district attorney menaced by a killer.

“You have two terrific actors who have followings and this weekend showed their collective star power is very powerful,” said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst at Rentrak.

Both actors will likely see their stars rise as a result. Elba has had showy supporting roles in “Thor” and “Prometheus,” but hasn’t carried a film to these kind of heights on his own shoulders since 2009’s “Obsessed.” He retains »

- Brent Lang

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Ben McKenzie suffers head injury while filming Gotham

14 September 2014 3:47 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

We’re all very excited by the premiere of Gotham which hits our screens on September 22nd. But remember folks, it’s all fun and games until someone bangs their head against a concrete pillar.

A few days ago Ben McKenzie – who stars as a young Detective James Gordon in the crime drama – was filming a fight sequence when the incident happened forcing him to be rushed to hospital to get stitches in his head.

The actor posted some images on his Instagram account and laughed off the accident afterwards, “Fight scene gone awry. Don’t ram your head into concrete pillars kids…Holy concrete wall Batman!”

Check out the graphic image below…

Thankfully it wasn’t a serious injury and he was able to dust himself off afterwards saying “Thanks for stitching me up nice. Back to work Monday.”

Gotham is set to premiere on Fox on Monday, September 22nd, »

- Gavin Logan

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Idris Elba’s 10 Sexiest Roles

13 September 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | VH1.com | See recent VH1.com news »

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Idris Elba is one of the world’s hottest men. As we head to theaters to see his new movie, No Good Deed, we’re looking back on the sexiest parts he’s ever played.

Before he was chasing serial killers on Luther, Elba was one of the bad guys, first wowing us as Stringer Bell in HBO’s The Wire in 2002. He went on to other major film and TV roles, including 2013′s Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, which earned him a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor. Fighting for equality never looked so sexy.

So what other roles are among Elba’s most appealing?

Elba also made bad look good in 2007’s American Gangster alongside Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, and T.I. In the clip below, watch him describe how his swagger helped him blend in on set.

[Photo Credit: BBC One] »

- Rahsheeda Ali

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New Gotham featurette focussing on Detective Harvey Bullock

12 September 2014 12:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

We’ve had a couple of Gotham promos this week featuring on Oswald Cobblepot and Detective James Gordon, and now it’s the turn of Donal Logue’s Detective Harvey Bullock, who is the subject of the latest featurette from the Batman prequel series. Take a look below…

Everyone knows the name Commissioner Gordon. He is one of the crime world’s greatest foes, a man whose reputation is synonymous with law and order. But what is known of Gordon’s story and his rise from rookie detective to Police Commissioner? What did it take to navigate the multiple layers of corruption that secretly ruled Gotham City, the spawning ground of the world’s most iconic villains? And what circumstances created them – the larger-than-life personas who would become Catwoman, The Penguin, The Riddler, Two-Face and The Joker.

Gotham is set to premiere on Fox on Monday, September 22nd, with Ben McKenzie »

- Gary Collinson

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Taraji P. Henson Executive Produces Indie ‘Seasons of Love’ (Appears Alongside Gladys Knight, LeToya Luckett)

12 September 2014 11:16 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Seven-time Grammy Award winner and actress Gladys Knight, Academy Award Nominee Taraji P. Henson ("The Curious Case of Benjamin Button", LeToya Luckett ("Single Ladies"), Cliff “Method Man” Smith ("The Wire"), Cleo Anthony ("Divergent"), Shannon Kane ("The Originals"), and singer Ana Isabelle ("Viva El Sueno") star in the independent holiday dramedy feature, "Seasons of Love," from Executive Producers Vincent Cirrincione ("Lackawanna Blues"), Taraji P. Henson, and Amber Rasberry ("For Colored Girls"). Project just completed filming entirely on location in New York City.  Penned by Sharon »

- Press Release

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First trailer for John Wick starring Keanu Reeves

12 September 2014 10:55 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

We got a poster a couple of days ago, and now Lionsgate has debuted the first trailer for action-thriller John Wick, starring Keanu Reeves (The Matrix), which we’ve got for you below…

The film stars Reeves as an ex-hitman who comes out of retirement to bring down the gangsters that took everything from him. Set in New York, John Wick could be the big comeback film for Reeves after a string of under-achieving films.

John Wick is set for release in the States on October 24th, with David Leitch and Chad Stahelski directing a cast that also includes Bridget Moynahan (Blue Bloods), Michael Nyqvist (Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol), Jason Isaacs (Harry Potter), Bridget Regan (Legend of the Seeker), Willem Dafoe (The Fault in Our Stars), Lance Reddick (The Wire), Daniel Bernhardt (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire), Alfie Allen (Game of Thrones), Adrianne Palicki (G.I. Joe: Retaliation) and Dean Winters »

- Scott Davis

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The Wire's Idris Elba and Dominic West reunite on Finding Nemo sequel

12 September 2014 10:41 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Idris Elba and Dominic West will voice characters in Pixar's Finding Nemo sequel.

The Wire actors will reunite for Finding Dory.

"I saw Idris recently," West told Shortlist. "We're both in the sequel to Finding Nemo, so we were recording that.

"I'm in pretty regular contact with a lot of guys from The Wire - a lot of them are godparents to my kids, so I love them dearly."

The voices of Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Diane Keaton and Willem Dafoe will feature as well in the animated film.

Elba will also be voicing Shere Khan in Jon Favreau's Jungle Book remake for Disney.

Finding Dory will arrive in Us cinemas on June 17 and in the UK on July 29.

Pixar at the movies - in pictures: »

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The Wire's Idris Elba and Dominic West Cast in Finding Dory

12 September 2014 9:30 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Idris Elba and Dominic West, the actors who portrayed McNulty and Stringer Bell on The Wire, have joined Pixar's Finding Nemo sequel, Finding Dory. West revealed the news in an interview with ShortList saying:

"I saw Idris recently. We’re both in the sequel to Finding Nemo, so we were recording that. I’m in pretty regular contact with a lot of guys from The Wire — a lot of them are godparents to my kids, so I love them dearly."

I never thought I'd see these two hardcore characters from The Wire in a Pixar film, but here they are. They join an already impressive cast that includes Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Willem Dafoe, Diane Keaton, Eugene Levy, and Ty Burrell.

The story takes place a year after the first film, and is set along the California coastline.

"A traumatizing event sets off Dory’s 'homing instinct,' and the »

- Joey Paur

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The Wire stars re-team for Pixar’s Finding Dory

12 September 2014 6:21 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

After their work together in The Wire, Idris Elba and Dominic West are to reunite and lend their voices to Disney and Pixar’s Finding Dory, the long-awaited sequel to 2003’s smash-hit Finding Nemo.

“We’re both in the sequel to ‘Finding Nemo'” West revealed in an interview this week with Shortlist, “so we were recording that.”

Also set to star retuning cast Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Willem Dafoe, as well as new additions Diane Keaton (The Godfather), Eugene Levy (American Pie) and Ty Burrell (Modern Family), Finding Dory takes place about a year after the first film, and features returning favorites Marlin, Nemo and the Tank Gang, among others. Set in part along the California coastline, the story also welcomes a host of new characters, including a few who will prove to be a very important part of Dory’s life.

Finding Dory hits theaters on June 17th, »

- Scott Davis

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Finding Dory Will Feature An Awesome The Wire Reunion

11 September 2014 5:28 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Fans of The Wire who dreamt that the show would one day have a reunion can kind of rejoice! Dominic West has confirmed he will voice a character in Pixar.s Finding Dory alongside Idris Elba, a fellow alumni of HBO.s critically lavished drama. During a discussion with Shortlist , West revealed that the hugely anticipated sequel to Finding Nemo will have a Baltimore vibe flowing throughout it. "We.re both in the sequel to Finding Nemo," declared the actor when probed, "so we were recording that." There.s not too much more to glean from West.s remarks, but the fact that he noted the pair recorded their vocal efforts alongside each other would suggest that their characters will appear on screen together. Does this mean that there will be references to Bubbles, Carver, Lester and Omar dotted throughout the Pixar adventure? You.d hope so, but they will »

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Idris Elba And Dominic West Join Finding Dory

11 September 2014 4:10 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Might Pixar’s upcoming sequel Finding Dory take its characters to the mean streets of Baltimore? Almost absolutely not, but good luck getting that image out of your head now that it’s been revealed that The Wire co-stars Idris Elba and Dominic West have both signed on to lend their voices to new characters in the Finding Nemo follow-up.

West, who is starring in Showtime’s ambitious fall series The Affair, dropped the news during an interview with Shortlist, simply teasing:

“We’re both in the sequel to ‘Finding Nemo,’ so we were recording that.”

No word yet on which characters the actors will be playing, but Finding Dory is set to take place at least in part along the coast of California, where scatter-brained regal tang Dory (Ellen DeGeneres) reunites with many important people from her past one year after the events of the first film. Along for the ride are Marlin, »

- Isaac Feldberg

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"Wire" Stars Reunite On "Finding Dory"

11 September 2014 12:49 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Two British stars of HBO's "The Wire" are set to reunite in the most unlikely of places.

In a recent interview with ShortList, actor Dominic West says that he and actor Idris Elba will soon be re-teaming on "Finding Dory," the upcoming Pixar animated sequel to "Finding Nemo". He says:

"I saw Idris recently. We're both in the sequel to Finding Nemo, so we were recording that. I'm in pretty regular contact with a lot of guys from The Wire - a lot of them are godparents to my kids, so I love them dearly."

No details were given regarding the characters either Elba or West are voicing. They join a cast that includes returning champs Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks and Willem Dafoe along with new characters played by Diane Keaton, Eugene Levy and Ty Burrell.

The film is currently slated for a June 17th 2016 release.

Source: ShortList »

- Garth Franklin

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'Finding Dory' Reunites 'Wire' Stars Idris Elba and Dominic West

11 September 2014 12:10 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

While fans keep waiting for The Wire reunion to happen, series stars Idris Elba and Dominic West are set to "reunite" on the big screen in a much different way. Dominic West revealed in a recent interview that both he and Idris Elba are voicing characters in the Pixar animated sequel Finding Dory.

Here's what Dominic West had to say in a recent interview with ShortList, where he confirmed the casting.

"I saw Idris recently. We're both in the sequel to Finding Nemo, so we were recording that. I'm in pretty regular contact with a lot of guys from The Wire - a lot of them are godparents to my kids, so I love them dearly."

No details were given regarding the characters both Idris Elba and Dominic West are voicing in the animated sequel, but they join a cast that includes Finding Nemo stars Ellen DeGeneres (Dory), Albert Brooks »

- MovieWeb

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