17 items from 2015
65 million years in the making, Jurassic Park is still as popular today as it was 22 years ago. Despite two sequels that provided diminishing – though far from terrible – financial returns in 1997 and 2001, the franchise came roaring back to life this summer with Jurassic World, the staggering success of which proved that the world still very much holds the series dear all these years later.
With another sequel on the way for 2018, the future of the franchise is brighter than ever, but for years all us fans had to tide us over was the original trilogy. Between Jurassic Park, The Lost World and Jurassic Park III, many cast members have come and gone from the series, their characters taking part in numerous unforgettable and iconic moments that we’ll never forget even as time continues to push them further into the past.
This week marks the release of Jurassic World on Blu-ray, »
- Geoff Cox
This review contains spoilers.
As a TV detective, you’re no-one in today’s world if you’re not a) haunted by your past, b) suffering from some form of psychological disorder, or c) Scandinavian. Enter Stellan Skarsgård’s John River, pulling an impressive triple whammy in Abi Morgan’s engrossing new BBC crime series.
While his peers are only figuratively haunted by dead partners and unsolved cases, Det. River literally sees dead people. They’re not quite ghosts—he doesn’t believe in ghosts—but rather Six Feet Under-style ‘manifests’ only visible to him. (Trauma-induced hallucinations is probably the technical term, but when was the last time you booked into a Lucky Voice booth with your trauma-induced hallucination and belted out a disco classic?)
River’s manifests are both pals and pests: former partner Det. »
The two-year, multimillion-dollar pact will keep the duo providing exec producer and showrunner services on “Grimm.”
That series, a steady performer for NBC’s Friday night slate, will return with its fifth season on Oct. 30.
The supernatural drama, inspired by the classic Grimm Brothers’ fairy tales, tied with CBS’ “Blue Bloods” as the season’s No. 1-rated scripted series on the night in adults 18-49. Despite airing this spring in the generally low-rated 8 p.m. hour on Fridays, its original episodes averaged a 2.1 demo rating and about 7.4 million viewers overall, according to Nielsen’s “live plus-7” estimates.
Before “Grimm,” Greenwalt served as exec producer on “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and co-created its spinoff “Angel” with Joss Whedon. He also co-created and exec produced Fox’s short-lived, yet critically acclaimed, drama “Profit. »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
Created by Kevin Falls
Produced by Left Coast Productions, 20th Century Fox Television
Aired on NBC for 1 season (13 episodes) from September 24, 2007 – December 19, 2007
Moon Bloodgood as Olivia Beale
Reed Diamond as Jack Vasser
Charles Henry Wyson as Zack Vasser
Dan Vasser is your average every day newspaper reporter living in San Francisco with a wife and child, both of whom he loves and works hard for. One day Dan finds himself randomly transported through time with no idea of when he is, why he was sent back in time, or what he’s supposed to do. Dan quickly begins to realize that he’s been brought back on a mission to track a person’s life and help them in some way. In time, Dan discovers he has been given »
- Jean Pierre Diez
Tyler will recur during Season 11 of the crime drama as Dr. Tara Lewis, a forensic psychologist who is determined by Hotch to be the best candidate for Kate Callahan’s vacated position, EW.com reports.
Wrapping up its most watched season in seven years, The CW Network presented its 2015-16 broadcast schedule today to advertisers, affiliates and national media at New York City Center in New York City. The indie-pop band Of Monsters and Men kicked off the presentation with a live performance of their latest single "Crystals," and their international hit song "Little Talks." Here's what CW's Mark Pedowitz had to say in a statement.
"This has been a terrific season for The CW, and is a result of a strategy we set in motion a few years ago to broaden out and grow our audience. We had our most watched season, and our highest-rated season among men, in seven years. We launched The CW's most watched series ever with The Flash, and with The Flash and Jane the Virgin, we received more critical acclaim than ever before. The CW is heading into »
Surprise! Jennifer Love Hewitt is leaving Criminal Minds. The Party of Five and Ghost Whisperer star joined the CBS series at the start of season 10 and will not return for season 11…as of now. The Wednesday, May 6 episode was her last. Hewitt's character, Kate, saw her daughter and friend kidnapped in the season 10 finale. The character, like Hewitt, was also expecting another child, and decided to take a step back to focus on her family. Call it life imitating art. Showrunner Erica Messer said that wasn't the original plan, but the writers worked it in. "It felt like we had every opportunity to write to the truth of it: She's having another baby. Although on the show she hasn't had, »
Marriott Digital Studio is gearing up audiences for its upcoming flick. The studio branch of the global hotel chain has released the trailer for its second short film French Kiss, which will premiere on May 19, 2015.
Self-described as a “mystical romance,” French Kiss tells the story of a young, job-obsessed American named Ethan (played by Tyler Ritter). While in Paris for an innovation conference at the Champs Élysées Marriott hotel, Ethan is goaded into following a string of unusual, magical clues strewn across the city by his secret admirer Margaux (French model and actress Margot Luciarte). Ethan finally starts to experience the joys of Paris instead of worrying about work, but whether or not Margaux is real or just a muse remains to be seen.
Announced back in April 2015, French Kiss is part of a larger plan Marriott introduced back in October 2014 to create content which engages millennial travelers while also »
- Bree Brouwer
Fresh on the heels of the Two Bellmen release, Marriott Content Studio has another short film ready to make its debut. The hotel chain’s digital studio has announced its newest project, a romantic mystery dubbed French Kiss, will premiere on multiple platforms on May 19, 2015.
French Kiss stars Tyler Ritter (of The McCarthys fame) as Ethan, a work-obsessed American set to speak at an innovation conference at Marriott’s Champs Élysées hotel. Ethan’s secret admirer Margaux (French model and actress Margot Luciarte) tricks him into following a string of clues across the city of Paris to discover all its wonders, but whether or not Margaux is real or just a figment of Ethan’s imagination is a mystery.
- Bree Brouwer
Created by Jack Kenny
Aired on NBC for 1 season (8 episodes, 4 unaired) from January 6, 2006 – January 20, 2006
Susanna Thompson as Judith Webster
Alison Pill as Grace
Ellen Burstyn as Bishop Beatrice Congreve
Episcopalian Christian minister Daniel Webster has a special relationship with Jesus Christ, in that he can literally see and talk to him. Daniel’s life is difficult and not even visitations from the son of God are enough to assuage his pain, which has him addicted to narcotic painkillers. The series begins a year after one of his twin sons has departed from suffering from leukemia. This event may’ve been the cause of Daniel’s drug intake and also why his wife is a functioning alcoholic. They have »
- Jean Pierre Diez
This Monday on Castle (ABC, 10/9c), Detective Kevin Ryan’s latest bid to bolster daughter Sarah Grace’s college fund with a second job takes a tragic twist, when an assassination attempt on a congressman he is guarding claims a victim.
TVLine invited Seamus Dever to preview Ryan’s predicament as well as an upcoming episode that will (finally!) revisit Rick’s vanishing. Plus: How is that Season 8 renewal looking?
Tvline | It sounds like things go pretty sideways with Ryan’s latest moonlighting gig.
Yeah, things go a bit pear-shaped. [Laughs] Shots ring out, »
This Monday on Castle (ABC, 10/9c), the review of a murder victim’s personal effects has a personal effect on Beckett, as seen in this exclusive sneak peek.
RelatedMatt’s Inside Line: Scoop on Castle‘s 150th Episode (and Season Finale!)
In the episode “At Close Range,” Ryan is moonlighting on the security detail for a congressman attending a charity event when shots ring out. In the clip above, Kate and Rick (played by Stana Katic and Nathan Fillion) take stock of what the victim left behind in her purse — including a life that was generously spent “making a difference. »
Top Five Chris Rock's movie was one of the better comedies last year and it took me a couple times to realize this so definitely give it a chance and after that first viewing, if you aren't entirely convinced, give it a second spin.
Ride the Pink Horse (Criterion Collection) I have a copy of this, but haven't yet watched it, though I'm looking forward to it and will share some thoughts down the road. For now, here's Criterion's description: Hollywood actor turned idiosyncratic auteur Robert Montgomery directs and stars in this striking crime drama based on a novel by Dorothy B. Hughes. He plays a tough-talking former GI who comes to a small New Mexico town to »
- Brad Brevet
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A remake of the iconic ’80s anthology horror series, Darkside follows a troubled young man named Newman (Lemche) who experiences horrifying events connected to a plane of existence known as The Darkside.
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We’re back with another horror news round-up. This time around we have two new photos from Tremors 5, a recently released poster for the all-female directed horror anthology film, Xx, as well as a look at the upcoming Zombie Strike Doominator Nerf gun.
The Graboids are back to snack on unlucky surface dwellers once again in Tremors 5, but standing in their way as always is the indomitable Burt Gummer (Michael Gross), along with his new pal, Travis (Jamie Kennedy). Two photos from Tremors 5 were recently revealed, giving us a fresh look at Gross and Kennedy in the fifth installment of the horror/sci-fi franchise that’s due out later this year.
“With even more deadly creatures on the loose, Tremors 5 continues the films’ hallmark combination of adrenaline-laced suspense, »
- Derek Anderson
Having been praised on during its run on Amazon Prime, Extant heads to Syfy tonight here in the UK. To celebrate, Flickering Myth sat down with Camryn Manheim (Ghost Whisperer) to talk about her role in the show, working with Halle Berry and what to expect from the first season.
FM: What attracted you to the role of Sam Burton?
Camryn Manheim: You know, I knew it was set in the future, so it was a little bit science fictiony and it had a little adventure and thriller to it, and it was so futuristic. And that’s not generally what I‟m drawn to. I like dramatic, legal, it‟s just where I come from. So, I got the script and I started reading it and I’m like, you’re kidding me, you’re kidding me. »
- Luke Owen
Along with Bosch (which recently wrapped production on its freshman run), Transparent (already renewed for Season 2), the recently released Mozart in the Jungle and others, The After received a green light from Amazon back in March, after its pilot received positive reaction via the streaming service’s unique preview process. Only the pilot wound up produced, however.
17 items from 2015
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