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Showrunners is the first ever feature length documentary film to explore the fascinating world of Us television showrunners and the creative forces aligned around them. The film, produced by Irish company Black Sheep Productions, opens exclusively at Light House Cinema Dublin on October 17th, and will be available on VOD on Volta and iTunes from October 31st. The film will feature as the closing presentation of the Stranger than Fiction documentary film festival at the Ifi in Dublin on September 28th. The film features contributions from Joss Whedon (Buffy The Vampire Slayer/Firefly), J.J. Abrams (Lost, Alias), Kurt Sutter (Sons Of Anarchy), Damon Lindelof (Lost, The Leftovers), Ronald D.Moore (Battlestar Galactica, Outlander), Bill Prady (The Big Bang Theory), Jane Espenson (Once Upon A Time, Husbands), Jonathan Nolan (Person Of Interest), Terence Winter (Boardwalk Empire), Robert & Michelle King (The Good Wife), J.H. Wyman (Fringe, Almost Human), Hart Hanson (Bones), Steven. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Vic Barry)
Captain Marvel will not feature in the Guardians of the Galaxy sequel.
He told Collider at Dragon Con that he wants to keep the movie free of "earthlings" other than Chris Pratt's Peter Quill.
There has been vocal fan demand for Marvel to introduce more female superheroes, including Danvers.
There has been no official indication that rumours of the hero starring in Avengers: Age of Ultron are true.
Gunn was announced for the sequel shortly after the release of the first cosmic film.
Guardians of the Galaxy 2 will be released in 2017. »
Falling Skies wrapped up its fourth season Sunday with what may be the show’s most hopeful yet most enigmatic season closer.
Spoiler Alert: Details of tonight’s season 4 finale lie ahead!
The last couple minutes of the two-hour finale ended on a very hopeful note back on Earth. As Hal says, “The Espheni are sitting ducks for a change,” thanks to Lexi’s sacrificial destruction of the aliens’ power core. But above Earth’s atmosphere, things got really weird — the kind of weird that should have fans theorizing and debating throughout the long wait to the fifth and final season. »
- Emily Rome
Our weekly round-up of all the latest superhero news and talking points, including Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America 3, Doctor Strange, Black Widow, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Agent Carter, Daredevil, Jessica Jones, The Defenders, Big Hero 6, Ultimate Spider-Man, The Fantastic Four, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Gotham, The Flash, Arrow, Doom Patrol, Plastic Man, Tales of Metropolis, Kick-Ass 3, The Tick, The Greatest American Hero and more…
…We’ll kick things off this week with Marvel Studios’ most recent release Guardians of the Galaxy, which climbed back to the top of the U.S. box office chart last weekend on its way to becoming the biggest domestic release of year (overtaking Captain America: The Winter Soldier to do so) and passing the $500 million mark at the box office, making it the seventh film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to do so. Guardians is sitting on »
- Gary Collinson
If you haven’t been watching Outlander, you need to rectify that situation right now. It is hella good fun. Here’s the set up: The series begins in 1945, just as World War 2 ends. Claire Randall, a combat nurse, is recently reunited with her husband, Frank, with whom she is very much in love. They go on a trip to Inverness where she touches a magic druid rock and is sent back in time to 1743, where she must survive by her wits and try desperately not to fall in love with a dashing rapscallion named Jamie. You should watch this show. Here is why:
1. It has an amazing geek pedigree. It was adapted from a hugely popular series of fantasy novels written by Diana Gabaldon. It was developed by Ronald D. Moore of the “I made that amazing Battlestar Galactica series everyone loved” Ronald D. Moores.
2. It is mostly set »
- Mily Dunbar
Last month, it was revealed that Lucy Lawless is joining the cast of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. for its second season, and now the official Marvel site has given us our first look at the Xena: Warrior Princess and Battlestar Galactica star as Agent Isabelle Hartley. Take a look…
Be sure to check out the first look image of Brian Patrick Wade as Crusher Creel, a.k.a. The Absorbing Man.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns to television on September 23rd with Clark Gregg (Phil Coulson), Ming-Na Wen (Melinda May), Chloe Bennet (Skye), Iain De Caestecker (Leo Fitz), Elizabeth Henstridge (Jemma Simmons), Brett Dalton (Grant Ward) returning to the cast alongside guest stars Cobie Smulders (Maria Hill), J. August Richards (Deathlok) and B.J. Britt (Antoine Triplett) and new additions Lucy Lawless (Xena: Warrior Princess) as Isabel Hartly, Reed Diamond (Dollhouse) as Daniel Whitehall a.k.a. Kraken, Nick Blood (Trollied) as Lance Hunter, »
- Gary Collinson
Marvel's "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." returns for its second season on September 23rd and the premiere includes the first appearance of "Xena: Warrior Princess," "Spartacus" and "Battlestar Galactica" actress Lucy Lawless playing newly created character Agent Isabelle Hartley. Hartley is a seasoned S.H.I.E.L.D. veteran who is helping to rebuild the organization, and the first photo of Lawless in the role is available below:
- Garth Franklin
Lucy Lawless has gone from warrior princess to cylon to an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Marvel has released the first photo of the Battlestar Galactica and Xena alum, who will make her debut in the season-two premiere of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. as Isabelle Hartley, a S.H.I.E.L.D. vet who helps Coulson and the team in rebuilding the organization. But can she be trusted?
“When we meet her, she might not necessarily be on the right side of things,” executive producer Jed Whedon recently told EW. Get more scoop on who Isabelle shares »
- Natalie Abrams
Lucy Lawless is heading into battle on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., but she'll be suiting up in a different kind of armor. The Xena: Warrior Princess star will play Agent Isabelle Hartley in the second season of the ABC series. After the events of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, S.H.I.E.L.D. is no more. But Lawless' character, a seasoned S.H.I.E.L.D. agent, meets up with Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg) in the second season to help rebuild the organization. Lawless' other TV credits include Battlestar Galactica, Parks and Recreation and guest bits across genre fair including The X-Files and Veronica Mars. She's not the only new face joining the Marvel series for season two. Adrianne Palicki will »
The cast of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has grown a fair bit for its second season, and one of the most exciting casting additions is Lucy Lawless. She is of course best known for her roles in Xena: Warrior Princess and Battlestar Galactica. According to Marvel, Lawless will join up with Director Coulson's team as Agent Hartley, a seasoned S.H.I.E.L.D. veteran helping to rebuild the organization. Be sure to click here for a first look at Brian Patrick Wade as The Absorbing Man in the season premiere. Who's playing Mockingbird? Well, you can find that out right here. »
The Strain focuses on only the critical plots this week and is much improved for it. Here's Billy's review...
This review contains spoilers.
1.7 For Services Rendered
Before anyone gets the wrong idea, I still think that The Strain is a long way short of being a good TV show. But, For Services Rendered was markedly more entertaining than what passed for TV last week.
Forgetting plenty of subplots (Vasily, Boliva, Ephraim’s wife and son) the episode concentrates on just a few critical threads. The opening sequence introduces Joan's husband, played by Aaron Douglas (Battlestar Galactica), a recognisable face that you might reasonably assume might stick around for an episode or two. Nah.
There’s a special stupidity field that encompasses Joan Luss’s neighbourhood that stops people following the simplest of instructions, or having any common sense whatsoever. It could be argued that NY taxi drivers won't follow any instructions, »
There’s nothing like a good curse to stretch your lungs on a morning, is there? The odd expletive can be a satisfying release from stress and swearing is even known to relieve pain on occasion, but effing and blinding in public is still frowned upon by many people.
Thankfully, those who need a f***ing fix but don’t want to cause offense have plenty of fake swear words to choose from amongst the veritable cornucopia of fictional curses offered up in science fiction and fantasy books, movies and television shows.
Many writers are faced with censorship when it comes to profanity in their work, especially on national television. So, rather than fighting for the right to include three a-holes and a s***-kicker every week, it becomes easier to simply just make up analogue words that mean more or less the same thing.
Many of those words »
- Mark Allen
Science fiction classics are making a comeback. A sequel to Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner is currently in the works at Alcon Entertainment, and cult favorites Battlestar Galactica and Babylon 5 are both being adapted for the big screen.
Now a more recent science fiction property is making a comeback – as a TV show.
Now, the deal hasn’t closed quite yet, but should the series go forward at Amblin Television, Spielberg is expected to choose an actor as the lead, just as he did with Halle Berry on CBS’ newest sci-fi drama Extant.
Click to continue reading ‘Minority Report’ TV Series in Development
- Araceli Roach
Fall TV shows 2014: A roundup of the dates, times, previews and more for the new drama TV series premiering in fall 2014. The Affair Showtime Premieres: Oct. 19 Airs: Sundays at 10pm Et/Pt Dominic West, Ruth Wilson, Maura Tierney and Joshua Jackson star in this drama that tracks the cause and effect of an extramarital affair between author/schoolteacher Noah (West) and waitress Alison (Wilson). Ascension Syfy Premieres: Nov. 24 Airs: Mondays Tricia Helfer (Battlestar Galactica) returns to Syfy in this six-hour event series about a spacecraft that was launched in 1963. The story picks up in the middle of … Continue reading →
The post Fall TV shows 2014: New drama series premiere dates, times and previews appeared first on Channel Guide Magazine. »
- Channel Guide Staff
• Mark Wahlberg may star in the Bp oil rig explosion film Deepwater Horizon from All Is Lost director J.C. Chandor. The movie is adapted from The New York Times article “Deepwater Horizon’s Final Hour” and is based on the true story of the men who worked on the rig in the Gulf of Mexico when it exploded in 2010, causing one of the worst oil spills in history. Wahlberg would play the No. 2 manager on site. Matthew Michael Carnahan (World War Z) has adapted the latest draft based on an original version written by Matthew Sand. [Deadline]
• Warner Bros. has acquired »
- Jake Perlman
THR is reporting that Friday Night Lights actress Adrianne Palicki has joined the second season of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. as fan-favorite character, Avenger, and future wife of Hawkeye, Mockingbird.
Mockingbird is the alter-ego of super spy Bobbi Morse, who will first appear in the fifth episode of the upcoming season, debuting “perhaps not as an ally to Coulson and his team.”
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. marks Palicki’s third superhero television series. She infamously played Wonder Woman in the failed NBC pilot from David E. Kelley in 2011, and played the character Nadia in The WB’s Aquaman pilot in 2006.
Palicki is just the latest addition to the series, which has been picking up quite a few guest stars over the past few weeks including Xena: Warrior Princess and Battlestar Galactica alum Lucy Lawless as S.H.I.E.L.D. veteran Isabel Hartly, Reed Diamond (Dollhouse) as Hydra baddie Daniel Whitehall a. »
- James Garcia
TV veterans James Callis (“Battlestar Galactica”), Anne Dudek (“Mad Men”), Michael Bowen (“Breaking Bad”) and Amiah Miller (“Clementine”) have joined Anvil Entertainment's horror-thriller “House by the Lake,” which recently started production in Big Bear Lake, California. Story follows the Morgans, a loving yet troubled family hoping to reconnect while on vacation. When their autistic 10-year-old daughter (Miller) begins to fixate on a mysterious friend who may or may not be real, she retreats further into her own world and family tensions rise to the surface. Also read: ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ Prequel ‘Leatherface’ Draws Blood List Writer (Exclusive) Adam Gierasch (“Autopsy”) is directing from. »
- Jeff Sneider
Directed by Billy O’Brien
An elite team of mercenaries are hired to infiltrate an underground laboratory, deep inside a former Soviet state, to obtain a scientific specimen. Once they arrive they soon realise that this isn’t a straightforward recovery mission, and are soon battling for survival.
This film had a reasonable premise and the simple ingredients necessary for the basics of an atmospheric horror flick; isolation, claustrophobic situations and an enemy they’ve never fought the like of before. Unfortunately it doesn’t make the most of these and as a consequence it fails to deliver its potential.
The team, led by Powell (John Lynch), take far too long to get to the base and I was bored by the flashbacks of how some of the team came together; at times these flashbacks seemed to be almost randomly dropped »
- Gary Collinson
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Playstation Network’s long-gestating adaptation of Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming’s Powers graphic novel has finally found its two leads. After a few weeks of on-again off-again negotiations, District 9 star Sharlto Copley and Battlestar Galactica alum Michelle Forbes have joined the 10-episode superhero crime drama.
Copley, who’s been making a name for himself in high-profile projects like Elysium, Maleficent, and The A-Team, will make his small screen debut as Christian Walker, who is described as a “dapper and charismatic faded hero who lost his powers in a battle with a super-human mass killer.” Now a detective who works with law enforcement, he uses his unique experience to investigate crimes in the Powers community with his partner, Detective Deena Pilgrim (Susan Heyward).
Forbes, on the other hand, will take the role of Retro Girl, a world-famous superheroine whose mysterious murder »
- James Garcia
The TV adaptation of the comic book Powers has cast its two lead roles. THR reports that Sharlto Copley (District 9) and Michelle Forbes (True Blood, Battlestar Galactica) have been tapped to star in the series for PlayStation, which is producing the adaptation of the Brian Michael Bendis comic. Copley will play Christian Walker, a cop who works in the Powers division of the police force, dealing specifically with crimes involving those who have special abilities. Forbes will play Retro Girl, a character who is the “superstar” of the Powers community. FX was previously developing a Powers TV show adaptation that never went forward, with Jason Patric and Carly Foulkes filling the roles of Christian and Retro Girl, respectively. 30 Days of Night helmer and Hannibal principal director David Slade will direct the first two episodes of Powers, with Charlie Huston serving as executive producer. The series will debut exclusively on the PlayStation Network this December. »
- Adam Chitwood
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