14 items from 2015
Aired on Fox for 1 season (8 episodes) from March 4 – April 14, 2008
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as John Amsterdam
Zuleikha Robinson as Eva Marquez
Alexie Gilmore as Dr. Sarah Millay Dillane
Stephen Henderson as Omar York
Susan Misner as Detective Sergeant Callie Burnett
John Amsterdam has been around for a long time…a very long time. He’s an immortal man who was blessed with the gift after saving a Native American woman during his tenure as a Dutch soldier in the year 1624. The prophecy of the spell foretold that he would be immortal until the day he meets his one true love, who will make him whole again and ready for mortality. In modern day, Amsterdam passes the time as an NYPD detective, using his centuries of knowledge to solve cases. »
- Jean Pierre Diez
It’s been almost a year since the sixth and final season of “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” came out on Netflix as a truncated 13-episode arc rebranded as “The Lost Missions.” From introducing the concept of Order 66 to the deterioration of Anakin and Padme’s marriage, the show finished setting the stage for the events of “Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith.” But while most of the season focused on getting the major players into their respective places, a handful of new characters were introduced. Among them were Jedi Knights Tiplar and Tiplee. The sisters were introduced during a pitched battle with the droid army in "Episode One: The Unknown” and they look unlike any alien species in the “Star Wars” universe. Floating tendrils of “hair” give them a Medusa-like appearance, though we never discover if Tiplee (the red-skinned sister) has cut her locks or if they »
- Donna Dickens
It’s one of the most anticipated video games of 2015, but so far we know very little about EA’s upcoming Star Wars Battlefront, save from what little information we’ve been able to gather from the E3 2014 behind-the-scenes trailer, and a piece of concept artwork showing Rebel Commandos on Endor. Well, the folks at Making Star Wars claim to have uncovered some details about the game, and specifically how it might tie in with J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
- Star Wars Battlefront will feature segments in which you play as both the good guys (Old Republic, Rebellion and Republic) and bad guys (Separatists and the Empire). It was specifically stated that there will be a small portion of prequel trilogy content. You will participate in a couple of battles from Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and the space battle above Coruscant from the beginning of Revenge of the Sith. »
- Gary Collinson
As promised, Marvel and Disney Xd have continued to reveal more cast members for their Guardians of the Galaxy TV series throughout the week, with Vanessa Marshall signing on to voice Gamora and James Arnold Taylor taking on the dual role of both Yondu and Cosmo. In last year's live-action blockbuster Guardians of the Galaxy, Gamora was played by Zoe Saldana, while Michael Rooker played Yondu. They join previously-announced cast members Kevin Michael Richardson (Groot), Trevor Devall (Rocket Raccoon), Will Friedle (Star-Lord) and David Sobolov (Drax the Destroyer).
The series stars Peter Quill as Star-Lord, the brash adventurer who, to save the universe from its greatest threats, joins forces with a quartet of disparate misfits - fan-favorite Rocket Raccoon, a tree-like humanoid named Groot, the enigmatic, expert fighter Gamora and the rough-edged warrior Drax the Destroyer. The Marvel Animation series is executive produced by Alan Fine (Marvel's The Avengers, Iron Man, »
Over the past couple of days, Marvel has slowly been revealing the cast for its upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy animated series, and now two more names have been announced, with Vanessa Marshall (Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, Star Wars Rebels) set to portray the assassin Gamora, and James Arnold Taylor (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Ultimate Avengers 2) supplying the voices for Yondu and Cosmo. Here are the official video announcements…
The duo will join the previously announced Will Friedle as Star-Lord, David Sobolov as Drax, Kevin Michael Richadson as Groot and Trevor Devall as Rocket Raccoon in the cast of the series, which will get underway on Disney Xd later this year.
- Gary Collinson
Here's the story, of a lovely lady ... who starred in "The Brady Bunch Movie" back in 1995! February 17th marks the 20th anniversary of the still-hilarious film adaptation starring Shelley Long, Christine Taylor and even featured a cameo from RuPaul as a guidance counselor. The flick transported the series' vintage clothes, throwback songs and feel-good attitude to the '90s, where the Bradys often clashed with the modern world. To celebrate the anniversary, we tracked down little Cindy Brady herself, actress Olivia Hack. Now 31, Hack considers the flick a perfect "time capsule" of her life at the time. "I feel so old, I can't believe it's been 20 years," Olivia tells toofab's Brian Particelli. "It's a trip to watch it back, we had a really good time! I don't sit back and watch [the movie and its sequel] all the time, but when they're on TV, you remember a certain day that you shot this. It's forever, »
- tooFab Staff
The Motion Picture Sound Editors' (Mpse) 62nd annual Golden Reel Awards honored a full spread of films Sunday night. "American Sniper," "Birdman," "Unbroken," "Get On Up" and "Big Hero 6" all walked away with hardware. At the Oscars, "Sniper," "Birdman" and "Unbroken" are up against "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" and "Interstellar." "Birdman" won the Cinema Audio Society's mixing prize Saturday and could well win both sound fields. Or it could split with "Sniper," or Clint Eastwood's war film could take both, etc. Lots of options seem evident. (And the sound categories, by the way, are the only places for "Unbroken" fans to speak up.) Check out the full list of Mpse winners below, nominees here and the rest of the season's offerings at The Circuit. Feature English Language - Effects/Foley "American Sniper" Feature English Language - Dialogue/Adr "Unbroken" Feature Music "Birdman" Feature Musical »
- Kristopher Tapley
The long-awaited reboot of The Crow hit another stumbling block last month, when actor Luke Evans backed out of the lead role as Eric Draven, due to his busy schedule. While an actor hasn't officially stepped in yet, The Crow comic book creator James O'Barr made an appearance at Wizard World Madison over the weekend, where he offered his choice to replace Luke Evans, Smallville and Being Human star Sam Witwer. James O'Barr has reportedly been in contact with Sam Witwer for some time about the role, and he believes the actor has "the look and ability" to portray Eric Draven. Here's an excerpt from Blastr's report, revealing that James O'Barr still needs to convince new director Corin Hardy that Sam Witwer is the right choice.
"O'Barr said he still needs to convince Hardy of the choice, but when Evans exited, he phoned Witwer and told him he was now »
Jake and the Neverland Pirates: Battle for the Book is one of the more intriguing efforts from the children’s show. It’s a solid enough Disney vehicle in general, and one that the kids love, but the story here incorporates Wendy, John, and Michael in a new adventure that is not only a nice homage to the original story/film, but also plays with the animation in a way that is admittedly lost on the target audience, but is a lot of fun.
Hook learns about Wendy’s book of stories, from which she reads to her brothers about all of Hook’s failures, and he decides he had better steal it to keep the stories from spreading.
It turns out there’s something magical about the book of stories, and the general connection to Neverland, and if the book gets destroyed, everyone will forget everything that happened.
- Marc Eastman
Iconic Star Wars villain Grand Moff Tarkin re-emerges in two new clips from next week's Star Wars Rebels episode, "Call to Action", airing Monday, February 9 on Disney Xd. Stephen Stanton, who voiced Grand Moff Tarkin in Star Wars: The Clone Wars, reprises his role in Star Wars Rebels, although it isn't known if his character will only appear in "Call to Action", or if there is a longer arc being planned for him.
The first clip show Tarkin arriving on Lothal, flanked by Stormtroopers, although he is clearly not pleased to be there. Tarkin must deal with the burgeoning insurgent activity on the planet, which the Minister has failed to keep in check. The second clip shows the Minister revealing that the insurgent leader is a Jedi, a theory that Tarkin is there to disprove, since he reveals to the Inquisitor and others that all of the Jedi are dead, »
The final guild/industry group to declare nominees did so this afternoon as the Motion Picture Sound Editors (Mpse) spoke up with a roll call of players for the 62nd Golden Reel Awards. On the film side of things, "Birdman" and "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" had the best showing with three nominations each. I've been wondering if the latter could slide into Oscar play this year, but it's hard to gauge here, as "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" had a nice Mpse showing, too. In the effects/foley category, "Fury" is featured as well, also a strong possibility to pop up. All other expected players ("American Sniper," "Guardians of the Galaxy," "Unbroken," etc.) are featured. We'll see how the sound branch shakes it all out tomorrow but I'm a little more confused by where they'll end up going than usual, I must say. Check out »
- Kristopher Tapley
Hollywood’s sound pros nominated Birdman and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes for three awards apiece as the Motion Picture Sound Editors unveiled nods for its 62nd Mpse Golden Reel Awards, honoring the best feature film, television, animation and computer entertainment work of the year.
“2014 was a fantastic year for sound,” said Mpse president Frank Morrone. “The advent of new distribution channels, streaming services and gaming platforms is creating additional opportunities for sound artists to practice their craft beyond the traditional venues of film and television. This year’s nominations reflect that change, spanning an amazing diversity of mediums and genres, all executed at the highest level of creativity. We are truly inspired and impressed by the work of our colleagues.”
- Jen Yamato
While many fans look back on Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace as a horrible experience, star Liam Neeson remains proud of his work as Jedi master Qui-Gon Jinn. And he recently reminisced about the movie during an interview with uk.yahoo, where he once again said that he'd like to reprise the character.
It's no secret that Qui-Gon Jinn died in that 1999 film, which brought the Star Wars franchise back to the big screen after a lengthy hiatus. But that doesn't matter to Liam Neeson. He has a few ideas about what he'd like to see happen in a Qui-Gon Jinn spinoff movie. And there's the little fact that Qui-Gon is now a force ghost, which was confirmed when the actor returned to reprise his role in Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Asked if he wants to become a master Jedi once more, he states:
"Yeah, I'd say so. »
To celebrate May the 4th this year, Lego will be releasing an exclusive minifigure featuring a rather obscure character from the Star Wars saga: Admiral Yularen.
Wullf Yularen was a prominent character in the Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated series; he was the naval commander of Anakin Skywalker’s fleet, and the man who provided the series’ fun intro narration. He also appeared in the original Star Wars trilogy, as one of the men sitting around a conference table in the Death Star in A New Hope.
Oddly enough, the new minifigure resembles the original iteration of Yularen, and not the Clone Wars version. Perhaps his mustache and trademark frown was just too good not to adapt in Lego form.
Lego has yet to officially reveal the Yularen figure, so we’re not sure yet when and how he’ll be available for purchase. As always, we’ll keep you posted. »
- James Garcia
14 items from 2015
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