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Simon Cowell had the ‘overs’, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini the groups, Nick Grimshaw the boys, and Rita Ora the girls – but which of the 12 finalists impressed the crowd in the first of this year’s live shows?
And that’s that. Goodbye to Alien Uncovered - I didn’t get to know you as well as I’d liked, but I’m sure neither of us will lose that much sleep about it. I’ll be back here on Saturday to do this all over again. Will you join me? I won’t hate you if you won’t promise. Bye.
Either way, Alien Uncovered are Out. This means more people will vote for 4th Impact, right? And they’ll win, right? Good.
- Stuart Heritage
Back in August, Sony Pictures issued release dates for a number of high-profile projects, all set to hit theaters between 2016 and 2017. One of those movies is their Jumanji remake, which has been in development for several years, with Zach Helm coming aboard to write the script back in 2012. Today, Deadline reports that the studio has hired screenwriter Scott Rosenberg (Con Air) to rewrite the script in hopes that it makes its announced holiday release next year.
The remake is said to be a high priority for the studio, described as a "re-imagination" of the original 1995 blockbuster Jumanji, which starred Robin Williams, Kirsten Dunst, Bonnie Hunt and Bebe Neuwirth. The original movie was spawned from the board game and book by writer Chris Van Allsburg (The Polar Express, Zathura). The movie earned a whopping $262.7 million worldwide at the box office, from a $65 million production budget.
Jumanji will hit theaters on Christmas »
Produced by KoMut Entertainment, Warner Bros Entertainment
Aired on The WB for 1 season (18 episodes) from September 16, 2005 – March 3, 2006
Highly successful lingerie company owners and married couple Alan and Lee Arnold decide to retire from their CEO position and name their non identical twin daughters as their successors. The two sisters, Mitchee and Farrah, couldn’t be more different from one another if they tried. Oddly, the two take after their parents almost exactly, with Mitchee taking after her father, who is brainy, uptight, and reserved, while Farrah takes after Lee, an alluring, uninhibited, and seemingly vapid blonde. It would seem that for the parents, the notion of “opposite attracts” is what brought them together, but for the two sisters, »
- Jean Pierre Diez
CBS series Zoo has been picked up by Sky1.
The channel secured the rights to air the first 13 episodes of the summer event series starring James Wolk, reports Broadcast.
Zoo is launching tonight (Tuesday, June 30) in the Us. »
There's something amusing about sitting down to talk to Irish actor Jason O'Mara about playing George Washington, arguably the greatest American in our nation's history, in the latest take on America's founding in the History Channel's Sons of Liberty, out now on Blu-Ray. Nationalism aside, anytime anyone takes on the task or bringing Washington to life, they take on a huge responsibility. George Washington, historically, is an anomaly; one who has as many myths and legends surrounding him to rival even King Arthur. And the comparison is fair, as many consider Washington the "American King," which would have rubbed the real Washington the wrong way.
From wooden teeth to chopping down cherry trees, the way 18th century writers painted him, Washington came off as larger than life, when really, he was a so-so general who lost more battles than he won, was deeply isolationist (preferring America to not meddle »
Long gone are the summers filled with reruns of favorite shows. Also, is the notion that summer replacement shows are "not good enough" for the fall. Some of today's most popular shows are those that premiere in the summer.
USA network announced its summer line up during its annual Upfront presentation which includes two new drama series: Mr. Robot and Complications. Mr. Robot, (a terrible name for hopefully a much better series), is described as a techno-thriller starring Christian Slater and Rami Malek. Malek plays a young programmer recruited by Slater to join an underground hacker group. Complications is created by Matt Nix (Burn Notice) and stars Jason O'Mara (Life on Mars) and Jessica Szohr (Gossip Girl).
Rizzoli & Isles has been around for five seasons, and the 18-episode release of the latest season is headed your way. It hits June 9th, and has some interesting bonus features.
The show has had some ups and downs, with some episodes feeling decidedly clunky, but it hasn’t hurt the ratings, and the show has become the hit of TNT.
The release puts this one in your hand in time for the sixth season premiere, in case you need to do any catching up and/or revisiting.
Check out all the info below, and make sure to pick up your copy.
Four-Disc Set Includes All 18 Episodes from the Show’s Fifth Season
Plus Never-Before-Seen Bonus Material
Get set for another exciting season of the chartbusting, suspenseful hit cable series Rizzoli & Isles, with Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s (Wbhe) release of Rizzoli & Isles: The Complete Fifth Season, available June 9, 2015. Angie Harmon »
- Marc Eastman
It’s been nearly a month since our last update on the CBS Supergirl series, which saw Mehcad Brooks join the cast as a new cooled-up screen version of photographer Jimmy Olsen. Now, we’ve learnt about another addition to the cast – Laura Benanti, who will play Alura Zor-El, the birth mother of Supergirl, aka Kara (played by Melissa Benoist of Glee and Whiplash).
In terms of character description specific to the show, what we know so far is that Alura is “a strong noblewoman, [who] sends Kara to Earth to escape Krypton’s destruction. Her wisdom and guidance echoes across space and time, proving invaluable on Kara’s journey toward becoming Supergirl.”
It sounds like she might be doing a Russell-Crowe-in-Man-Of-Steel, then, popping up throughout the narrative to help out her estranged offspring with words of wisdom. »
The Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association film and television nominations have arrived.
Television nominees include Amazon Studios’ “Transparent,” which snagged five nominations including TV drama of the year and director of the year. Joining the dramedy in nominations are HBO’s “The Normal Heart,” Netflix’s “Orange is the New Black” and ABC’s “How to Get Away with Murder” and “Modern Family.”
See photos: National Coming Out Day: »
- Alicia Banks
9 items from 2015
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