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Top British actors Jason Flemyng and Dougray Scott are familiar faces to sci-fi fans, film buffs and telly addicts alike, so it’s only fitting that both will be special guests at this month’s festival of all things pop culture, McM London Comic Con!
After making his mark Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch, Flemyng has gone on to star in a raft of major feature films, including X-men: First Class, The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button and Clash Of The Titans, as well as a duo of Alan Moore comic book adaptations – From Hell and The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen. Meanwhile, notable TV roles include maverick ex-cop Danny Quinn in sci-fi show Primeval, and Charlie Brooker’s Emmy-wining series Black Mirror.
- Jazmine Sky Bradley
Chicago – ABC announced their 2013-14 schedule this morning and revealed an aggressive slate of new programming, including four new comedies and four new dramas. Tuesday nights will be entirely new, anchored by “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”. Their hit shows aren’t really moving other than “The Neighbors” slidng to Friday nights and “Dancing with the Stars” downsized to one night. They also revealed that they will air a special based on the hit Pixar trilogy, “Toy Story of Terror,” in October 2013.
Full schedule below with an asterisk for new show. New show descriptions below that. “Suburgatory” is being held for mid-season.
7pm “Dancing with the Stars”
7pm “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”*
8pm “The Goldbergs”*
8:30pm “Trophy Wife”*
9pm “Lucky 7”*
7pm “The Middle”
7:30pm “Back in the Game”*
8pm “Modern Family”
8:30pm “Super Fun Night”*
7pm “Once »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
ABC’ opened the floodgates on Friday evening, ordering seven new dramas and five comedies for the 2013-14 season.
“Shield,” the drama loosely linked to Marvel’s “Avengers” film franchise, has been a hot property ever since it came together last summer. A sneak peek of ABC Studios’ “Shield” will run Sunday in the season finale of “Once Upon a Time.”
- Cynthia Littleton
What’s more, the first promo for the brand-new series is set to air this Sunday during the Once Upon a Time season finale.
Related | Fall TV Preview: Your Guide to What’s New
The cast for S.H.I.E.L.D. — which follows a worldwide law enforcement organization that polices the new, the strange and the unknown — includes ER alum Ming-Na (as former soldier Melinda May), Clark Gregg (reprising his big-screen Avengers »
- Matt Webb Mitovich
Hey, bad movies can have good ideas too. The history of cinema is filled with duds that no matter how stupid or cheesy will always be remembered for their excellent premise.
This is a bit different than films that endure simply because they are horrible in all the right ways. For example you could never remake The Room, Birdemic, or Troll 2. Doing so would result in complete failures as the reason why people like those movies is because they were hilariously awful from the beginning. There’s nothing to salvage. The same goes for films that are not nearly as bad as people make them out to be like Waterworld.
Yet so many bad films with cult classic status could be remade to be outstanding films. Some ideas just deserve a second try.
A horrible movie for Connery, Sean Connery to retire on, 2003′s »
- Michael Thompson
Throughout April, we're counting down to the release of Marvel's Iron Man 3 with our picks for the Greatest Comic Book Movies of All Time; here's #13...
Directed by Zack Snyder.
For a long while, it looked as if we'd never get to watch the Watchmen. Writer Alan Moore and artist Dave Gibbons' sprawling superhero opus was first optioned back in 1986, and passed through the hands of several studios, screenwriters and directors over the next two decades, including Sam Hamm (Batman), Terry Gilliam (Brazil), Darren Aronofsky (The Wrestler), Paul Greengrass (The Bourne Supremacy) and David Hayter (X-Men).
Eventually the task of adapting what is arguably the greatest comic book story of all-time fell to Zack Snyder, who was fresh off another hit comic book movie in 300. Snyder chose to adopt the »
- Flickering Myth
Throughout April, we're counting down to the release of Marvel's Iron Man 3 with our picks for the Greatest Comic Book Movies of All Time; here's #15...
V for Vendetta, 2005.
Directed by James McTeigue.
Alan Moore's chilling tale about a dystopian near-future England under fascist control comes to life courtesy of The Matrix creators Andy and Lana Wachowski, who adapted the opus for the screen alongside first-time director James McTeigue and Agent Smith himself Hugo Weaving in 2005.
The film sees future Thor star Natalie Portman as Evey, a young woman who gets caught up in a revolution after being saved from a gang by V (Weaving), a mysterious Guy Fawkes-masked vigilante and freedom fighter looking to spark a revolution against the brutal totalitarian government. A solid box office hit upon release, »
- Flickering Myth
Throughout April, we're counting down to the release of Marvel's Iron Man 3 with our picks for the Greatest Comic Book Movies of All Time; here's #23...
Directed by Stephen Norrington.
While Bryan Singer's X-Men (2000) is generally credited with kick-starting the current superhero movie boom, it was actually Marvel's Blade who got in there first, with the Daywalker arriving on the screen two years earlier - and just one year after the disastrous Batman & Robin - thanks to director Stephen Norrington, screenwriter David S. Goyer and star Wesley Snipes.
After the success of Blade, Wesley Snipes returned for the sequels Blade II and Blade: Trinity, but turned down the opportunity to headline the subsequent small screen spin-off Blade: The Series due to an ongoing lawsuit with New Line Cinema, with Kirk »
- Flickering Myth
As you'll no doubt be aware if you're a regular around these parts, we're big fans of comic book movies here at Flickering Myth. So with the 2013 comic book movie season about to get underway in April with the arrival of Oblivion and Iron Man 3, we thought we'd spend the month counting down our picks for the 25 Greatest Comic Book Movies, beginning on April 1st and running right through to the UK release of Iron Man 3 on April 25th.
Over the past few weeks, the writing team here at Flickering Myth have been putting together their own individual top tens, which we've used to compile our list. Any film based upon a comic book was eligible for inclusion, providing it had received a theatrical release either in North America or here in the UK. So, if you're a huge fan of David Hasselhoff and you're outraged as to »
- Flickering Myth
Casting sometimes is fate and destiny more than skill and talent, from a director’s point of view.
Ah, the joys of hindsight, such as they are. It is so easy to look back on what came about from the small decisions coming together to form an unforgettable whole, and laugh at those who didn’t display prescient vision. This applies to the world of film too, of course, where even the most minor of calls can prove absolutely crucial. There is a reason that these guys are paid so much, after all. But sometimes retrospect shouldn’t be required to spot a blatantly dunce call, even if its long term implications probably would have been hidden from view. The executives and the blindsided directors were, on occasion, spared by fate’s demand for fruition.
Casting is a huge part of filmmaking, and many a movie has »
- Scott Patterson
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A few of us here from GeekTyrant will be hitting up WonderCon 2013, which takes place from Friday, March 29th to Sunday, March 31th at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. We went for the first time last year, and we had a great time, so we're all excited to be going back for more geek goodness!
WonderCon has released the full three-day schedule! There's a ton of great stuff to check out this year! Enough cool stuff to keep you more than busy! Check out the schedule and start planning out your trip! If you're going and you see us around make sure to say hi! We can talk about geek stuff! See ya there!
March 29 • Friday
12:30Pm – 1:30Pm
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- Joey Paur
Irish actor Stuart Townsend is set to star in the upcoming ABC’s pilot Betrayal. Townsend, who you probably remember as Dorian Gray from that 2003 movie The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen will join previously announced Hannah Ware who is already set to play the female lead in the whole thing. Directed by Patty Jenkins, Betrayal will center on Ware’s character – an unhappily married photographer named Sara, who begins a torrid affair with a charming lawyer named Jack. As you already guess – Townsend is now on board to play that guy. As Deadline reports, Jack is a charming, quick-witted lawyer for a powerful family »
Relativity’s The Crow reboot has been stop-and-go, in terms of progress over the years. First, Stephen Norrington (Blade, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen) passed on directing, prompting Mark Wahlberg to skip on playing Eric Draven.
Then Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (28 Weeks Later) assumed the helm, quickly lining up Bradley Cooper to star. Their now-abandoned version progressed to the concept art stage, as evidenced by illustrations showing Cooper as a vengeful Goth rocker back from the grave. However, a dispute over distribution rights between Relativity and the Weinstein Company held up development for nearly a year before it was settled, resulting in both Fresnadillo and Cooper moving on.
- Sandy Schaefer
Last year's The Amazing Spider-Man had certainly had its fair share of critics, but if there was one aspect of the Andrew Garfield-headlined reboot that came under particular fire, it was director Marc Webb's choice of design for Spidey's nemesis, The Lizard (Rhys Ifans).
Well, thanks to concept artist Constantine Sekeris (via ComicBookMovie), we now have an insight into the direction that Sam Raimi would have gone with the character, with Sekeris releasing two images of The Lizard as he could have appeared alongside Tobey Maguire's wall-crawler.
The images in question were produced for Spider-Man 2, back when Raimi was planning to have Spider-Man go up against Dylan Baker's Dr. Curt Connors, Alfred Molina's Doctor Octopus and James Franco's Harry Osborn. Fortunately, he was convinced otherwise...
14 items from 2013
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