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The U.S. TV networks have been pretty busy this past week previewing the new additions to their schedules, and now CBS has given us an extended look at its upcoming Stephen King adaptation Under the Dome, a 13-part limited series from Brian K. Vaughan (The Private Eye) which centres on the residents of a small town in Maine which finds itself mysteriously cut off from the rest of the world.
Based upon King's 2009 novel of the same name Under the Dome is produced by Steven Spielberg's Amblin Television, with Niels Arden Oplev (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) handling directing duties on the pilot. The cast includes Dean Norris (Breaking Bad), Mike Vogel (The Help), Natalie Martinez (Death Race), Rachelle Lafevre (Twilight), Jolene Purdy (Donnie Darko), Nicholas Strong (Nashville), Aisha Hinds (True Blood), Britt Robertson (The Secret Circle), Colin Ford (Jake and the Never Land Pirates) and newcomer Alex Koch. »
- Flickering Myth
With filmmaker Sean Cain having recently wrapped his "sorority girls vs. dinosaurs" flick Jurassic Block, we sat down to chat with the affable writer and director regarding the project. Read on for more, including several stills and a look behind the scenes!
Written and directed by Cain (whose previous genre features include Silent Night, Zombie Night and Breath of Hate), Jurassic Block is produced by Anthony Fankhuaser and J.J. Kim, with FX by Joseph Lawson. It stars Ray Wise (Jeepers Creepers 2), Kevin Gage (Heat), Robert Lasardo (Death Race), Vernon Wells (The Road Warrior), Dana Melanie, Kayla Carlyle, Jack Forcinito (Silent Night, Zombie Night), Sofia Mattsson, Monique Parent, Timothy Muskatell, Vanessa Johnston and Bill Millsap (“Hatfields & McCoys”).
“Originally it was a much different concept,” Cain told us of the beginnings of Jurassic Block. “I had pitched the producers initially with my idea of basically combining [the premises of] Attack the Block with The Raid Redemption. »
- Sean Decker
Ahead of its premiere next month, CBS has released a preview trailer for Brian K. Vaughan's (Y: The Last Man, Ex Machina) upcoming 13-part TV adaptation of Stephen King's Under the Dome, which you can check out below...
Based upon King's 2009 novel, Under the Dome centres on the residents of Chester's Mill, a small town in Maine, who find themselves cut off from the outside world by a mysterious and impenetrable barrier that appears overnight. As the town descends into chaos, a group of people attempt to maintain order whilst uncovering the truth behind their predicament.
The pilot episode of Under the Dome has been directed by Danish filmmaker Niels Arden Oplev (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), while the cast of the series includes Dean Norris (Breaking Bad), Mike Vogel (The Help), Rachelle Lafevre (Twilight), Natalie Martinez (Death Race), Jolene Purdy (Donnie Darko), Nicholas Strong (Nashville), Aisha Hinds »
- Flickering Myth
Odd List Ryan Lambie 1 May 2013 - 09:34
Blood, guts and controversy abound, as we delve back to look at the evolving gore and mayhem in a dozen 80s videogames...
Ah, the 80s. The decade of video nasties, The A-Team, Boy George and Ronald Reagan. A time of conspicuous consumption and voluminous hair, the 80s was also the decade where videogames rapidly evolved, from the blocky 8-bit computers and consoles at its beginning, to the more powerful 16-bit systems at its end.
The 80s was also a period where the depiction of videogame gore would be realised with ever greater detail - much to the consternation of media watchdogs, who commonly regarded games as bleepy toys for children. The mainstream furore which would greet Mortal Kombat was still just over the horizon, but from the start of the start of the decade to its end, mischievous (and sometimes cynical, it has »
In case you couldn’t guessed by the title, yes, this is indeed the sequel-in-title-only to WWE Studios’ “12 Rounds” starring Jon Cena, which really didn’t do all that well in 2009, but I guess it did well enough that the folks at WWE felt justified in giving it a direct-to-dvd sequel anyway. Like WWE Studios’ “The Marine” franchise, this looks like another unrelated sequel, with a new wrassler slotted in as the hero. The target audience here, of course, is the undemanding action viewer and WWE fans. Check out the first trailer for the film below. “12 Rounds: Reloaded” is directed by Roel Reiné, the go-to guy for direct-to-dvd sequels to moderately successful theatrical films. Reine counts direct-to-dvd sequels for “The Lost Boys”, “The Marine”, and not one, but two “Death Race” films to his credit. As paramedic Nick Malloy, Orton jumps into overdrive in this pulse-pounding, thrill ride filled with gripping suspense! »
Stephen King's 2009 novel Under the Dome is getting the small screen treatment this June courtesy of Steven Spielberg's Amblin Television, with filming currently underway on a 13-part miniseries in Wilmington, North Carolina. Earlier this month we got our first look at the show, and now CBS has rolled out a couple of short promo teasers, which you can see below.
Under the Dome has been developed by Brian K. Vaughn (Y: The Last Man, Lost), who also produces alongside King, while the pilot episode has been directed by Danish filmmaker Niels Arden Oplev (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo). The plot concerns the residents of a small town in Maine (naturally), who find themselves cut off from the world by a mysterious barrier which suddenly appears overnight.
- Flickering Myth
As we’ve been reporting, Syfy had its Upfront presentation to potential advertisers Wednesday night, and they spent yesterday issuing press releases. It’s a good thing they held the event at a pier, as there is a boatload of information included in the summary press release below. We made sure to get it posted before the weekend, since it will take you the entire weekend to absorb it all.
Some of it is information we’ve already posted, like the Ringworld and Childhood’s End development and the High Moon pilot production, some of it we posted about fairly recently, like Ronald D. Moore‘s Helix, some of it we haven’t heard about in quite some time, like Orion, Proof, and Dominion, and some, like the nonscripted shows, the anthology, and some of the projects announced, are news to us.
You’ll also see ratings info and other »
- Erin Willard
Hollywood is an odd place. When it is void of any creativity, idiots get to run the show to achieve the one thing it’s built to do; make money. It may be a cynical view, but Hollywood can be a much diluted, talentless pool at times and striking off the first 3 people from this list would be a good start to rebuilding its greatness.
The remaining 7 just need to take a step back and consider whether or not they are just film making off the back of former glory, when in reality, all 7 at one time or another were responsible for the very best that Western Cinema has to offer.
A warning now, this list is odd. Putting people like McG in the same group as someone like Francis Ford Coppola seems very dirty and wrong but it remains that, albeit for different reasons, both need to stop making movies. »
- Shaun Lappin
Dark, bloody and daring, that’s probably the best way to describe Paul Hough‘s upcoming sci-fi horror movie titled The Human Race. Today, we’re here to share a pretty intense official trailer (and poster) for the whole thing, so make sure you check it out. Remember – 80 will start, but only one may cross the finish line alive! Try to guess who! Written and directed by Paul Hough, the movie revolves around a group of 80 people who are ripped out of their daily lives and soon find themselves in a surreal and horrifying marathon race. A group of 80 people are ripped out of... Related posts: “Death Race” Trailer Premieres! More “Death Race” Movie Stills Death Race Prequel in the Works Death Race 3: Inferno Trailer “Death Race” “There’s someone I need to kill” Clip »
- Jeanne Standal
Few things in life are less enjoyable than a bad game, but of these less enjoyable things (bee stings, broken ankles, Downton Abbey), perhaps the worst is a bad game that you want to love. All of the parts are there, but they’re either far too underdeveloped to be enjoyed or there is one glaring flaw that holds back the entire experience. For an example of the former, look no further than Fuel Overdose, a top-down battle racer developed by I-Friqiya.
Despite the issues that plague this Psn exclusive, there are surprisingly quite a few facets that work perfectly. The history of the world that this racer inhabits is quite fascinating, detailing the rise of a disease called Lilith which wipes out much of the Earth’s population. A vaccine is developed and distributed, and although it saves the lives of many, it comes at the price of crippling addiction. »
- Christian Law
The dust had barely settled from the first time eyes were laid upon a print of The Expendables 2 before rumours of the third film started flying around. Long before the final box office takings had been registered it seemed that the third was more or less a done deal. Of course the second one, like the first, was a huge hit. Now the first film had plenty of flaws. The second had just as many, though a more consistent tone, and bigger scope. So with yet more rumours about what’s to come, who’s in, who’s out in the third and possibly final (though I doubt it) Expendables outing this week, I take a look at what we have heard thus far, and perhaps what fans will hope for.
The key thing for the next film isn »
- Flickering Myth
Emily Browning didn't see her career sky-rocket as some may have expected following a starring role in Zack Snyder's Sucker Punch followed by Sleeping Beauty. Of course, it didn't help both films were awful, but that's all part of the game and I'd argue neither film suffered as a result of Browning, there were plenty of other reasons for their failures. Well, along with a "hush hush" cameo role in The Host, the upcoming adaptation of "Twilight" author Stephenie Meyer's book, Browning has just landed a starring role opposite Kit Harrington ("Game of Thrones") in Paul W.S. Anderson action epic Pompeii. The story is set in late summer 79 A.D., and revolves around the slave of a shipping tycoon (Harrington) who dreams of the day he can buy his freedom and marry his master's daughter (Browning). What the slave doesn't know is that she's already been promised to a corrupt Roman senator, »
- Brad Brevet
Well, here we are. Awards season is almost over and the Oscars await us on Sunday night. What’s left to say? After months of campaigning, precursor awards and general flustering, what have we learned? The focus now is on the last unknowns of the race heading into the big night. Some of the winners are already obvious, while others remain subjects of much debate and anxiety among Oscar prognosticators. Daniel Day-Lewis is a shoo-in for Best Actor, but what about Best Cinematography? The suspense is killing all of us. However, I won’t go into that here. The Film School Rejects team has spent the last week running through the categories in great detail, and there’s really nothing I can add. Check out the tip-top analysis here. What I can address is the overall character of the awards season. I can do this because as of late Wednesday night, I »
- Daniel Walber
While it should not be surprised, due to involvement with the next Star Wars trilogy, but Kathleen Kennedy announced she’ll not be involved in Jurassic Park 4 for Universal. She -along with Steven Spielberg and her husband, Frank Marshall- produced the first three films in that franchise. Marshall will stay on as producer, while Spielberg is currently credited as Executive Producer, though still no director has been confirmed for the project, which has a release date of June 13, 2014. Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) penned the script.
On the Star Wars Rumor Parade, word is deals are in the works for the return of principle cast members Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford for Episode VII, though once again, a veil of “no confirmation” continues to dog it. Hamill told Entertainment Tonight that he seems interested in returning. “Another thing I’d »
Though still in pre-production mode, Matt Reeves is slowly putting together his upcoming movie, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Today, he’s nabbed Jason Clarke, who gave a memorable performance playing the unmerciful CIA operative in Zero Dark Thirty.
Set fifteen years after what happens in the prequel, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes follows a group of scientists trying to survive after the population has dwindled due to the virus that was unleashed in Rise of the Planet of the Apes. Clarke will most likely be playing one of the scientists but that is unconfirmed as of now. The storyline also sees the highly intelligent ape, Caesar (portrayed by Andy Serkis) struggling to maintain his position as the king of the apes.
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes had a rocky start when Rupert Wyatt, who helmed the previous movie, announced that he wasn’t »
- Efe Dada
Per THR, Lefevre will play Julia, an investigative reporter who just moved from Chicago to Chester's Mill with her husband, a doctor at the town's medical center. She's the editor of the town's local paper and is intrigued after learning of multiple deliveries of propane gas to a nearby warehouse. She's baffled by the appearance of the strange dome but more concerned with the whereabouts of her mysteriously missing husband.
She joins the previously announced Mike Vogel (Cloverfield, Open Graves, "Bates Motel"), Dean Norris ("Breaking Bad"), Jolene Purdy (“Glee”, Donnie Darko), Nicholas Strong, Britt Robertson ("The Secret Circle"), Aisha Hinds ("True Blood"), Natalie Martinez ("CSI: NY," Death Race 2008), Colin Ford ("Supernatural"), and Alex Koch.
The 13-episode summer »
- The Woman In Black
Don't worry, if you haven't seen any Death Race movies yet, you won't have trouble following Death Race 3: Inferno. But if you haven't seen the one that started it all, Roger Corman's Death Race 2000, then you're doing something wrong with your life. Anyways, Death Race 2 director Roel Reiné and writer Tony Giglio are back for part three, as well as actors Luke Goss, Danny Trejo, Ving Rhames, and Tanit Phoenix. Find out how Universal's Blu-ray measures up after the jump. The 2008 Death Race is a prequel to the 1975 original, with Jason Statham taking on the role of pre-David Carradine Frankenstein. 2010's Death Race 2 is a prequel to the Statham one, showing how the masked-persona of Frankenstein is created. In that one Luke Goss plays Lucas, a driver for the mob who's sent to Terminal Island. He competes in the Death Race, does well, then »
- Patrick Cooper
And the casting news continues for CBS's upcoming adaptation of the Stephen King tale "Under the Dome." Another actor has signed on for active duty, and he is one of our absolute favorites. Read on for the latest.
TV Guide reports that "Breaking Bad"'s Dean Norris has been cast to play Big Jim, the successful owner of a used car dealership who also serves as a town council member. He joins the previously announced Mike Vogel (Cloverfield, Open Graves, "Bates Motel"), Jolene Purdy (“Glee”, Donnie Darko), Nicholas Strong, Britt Robertson ("The Secret Circle"), Aisha Hinds ("True Blood"), Natalie Martinez ("CSI: NY," Death Race 2008), Colin Ford ("Supernatural"), and Alex Koch.
The 13-episode summer series will premiere June 24th on CBS. Visit underthedome.com to sign up for more info.
"Under The Dome" is the story of a small town that is suddenly and inexplicably sealed off from the rest »
- Uncle Creepy
Director: Roel Reine. Writers: Tony Giglio, Paul W.S. Anderson, Tony Giglio and Paul W.S. Anderson. Cast: Luke Goss, Ving Rhames, Danny Trejo, Dougray Scott, Fred Koehler, and Tanit Phoenix. The Death Race series of films are turning into a bit of a franchise. The original, starring David Carridine, came out way back in 1975. Then, Paul W. S. Anderson remade the original in 2008. The remake starred a very angry Jason Statham. Since 2008, the lead role of stunt driver Frankenstein has been played by the soft-spoken Luke Goss. Director Roel Reine has made the latest two sequels: Death Race 2 (2010) and the film reviewed here, Death Race: Inferno (2013). Reine's latest is his best to date. Reine is perfecting the action film with his frenetic directing style. Meanwhile, this second sequel blends genres. The action genre is prominent, but there are elements of romance and the thriller genre here, as well. Overall, Death Race: Inferno »
- email@example.com (Michael Allen)
I’ll be honest, I completely forgot Roel Reiné was going ahead with another Death Race after already presenting a horrid sequel (Death Race 2) to an averagely enjoyable B-Movie (Death Race), but low and behold here I am writing my review of Death Race 3: Boobs – um, I mean, Death Race 3: Inferno. Seriously though, I thought the above picture was appropriate because half the bloody movie was spent with a camera focused on Tanit Phoenix’s cleavage, only to pull away when a car blew up or someone died. Exploitation is one thing, but I mean c’mon, even I can admit the sexuality was laughably overplayed – and I’m a dude.
Here’s the thing though – Death Race 2 was an unnecessary and slobbish sequel to a B-Movie only hardcore genre junkies enjoyed, literally building up to the final conflict only to abruptly end the film and »
- Matt Donato
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