10 items from 2013
Bryan Fuller's highly anticipated Syfy project, "High Moon," continues to flesh out the cast for its 90-minute pilot, adding Dana Davis ("Heroes," "Franklin & Bash"), Jonathan Tucker ("The Black Donnellys") and Peter Macon ("Supernatural") in recurring roles, the network announced on Thursday (Aug. 22)
"High Moon," based on John Christopher's novel "The Lotus Caves," is described as "an imaginative, out-of-this-world adventure series exploring what happens when Earth establishes colonies to mine the Moon's resources and discover a new form of life." Fuller and Adam Kane ("Being Human") will executive producer the pilot, which will be written by co-executive producer Jim Danger Gray ("Pushing Daisies").
Macon will play General Gale Lynn Winehart, "a hard-as-nails American Army General able to kick the crap out of just about anybody ... intent on getting to the bottom of the explosion on the moon," while David will play Yama, his daughter, the first and only kid ever born on the moon. »
Eileen Brennan, who played Mrs. Peacock in the 1985 film "Clue," died from bladder cancer on Sunday in Burbank.She was 80.The actress is known for her Oscar-nominated role as captain Doreen Lewis opposite Goldie Hawn in "Private Benjamin," and won an Emmy playing the same role in the television series that followed.Brennan also had memorable parts in "The Last Picture Show," "The Sting," played Miss Bannister in "The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking" and appeared on "Will & Grace," "7th Heaven" and "Off the Rack."According to The Hollywood Reporter, she is survived by her sons Sam and Patrick (who starred on "The Black Donnellys" and appeared in "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part 2"), sister Kate and grandchildren Liam and Maggie.To find out what happened to the rest of the cast of "Clue," click the gallery above. Read more »
- tooFab Staff
The second season of BBC America's Copper (Sundays, 10/9c) is set in 1865 New York. With the Civil War drawing to a close, Irish immigrant police detective Kevin Corcoran (Tom Weston-Jones) must deal with upheaval in the gritty Five Points slum as well as overall changes in the city. Copper executive producer and showrunner Thomas Kelly has chronicled New York history for years — his 2005 novel, Empire Rising, centered on the construction of the Empire State Building, and his TV credits include the New York-set Blue Bloods and The Black Donnellys. Kelly explains why Copper shines.
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- Michael Schneider
Orange is the New Black, the quite unique Netflix original dark comedy, starring Taylor Schilling, is getting a request from Netflix for more, more, more. The streaming media service has has renewed Orange Is the New Black, for a second season just a few weeks ahead of the series’ premier. Woo!
I have to say I’m looking forward to July 11th. That’s when season one ignites on Netflix. The renewal request means that 13 more episodes of the Lionsgate TV production will be coming our way in the future, THR confirms.
Orange is the New Black comes from Weeds creator Jenji Kohan and is based on Piper Kerman’s memoir. Schilling plays a character called Piper Chapman, who lands “behind bars after her decade-old personal and business relationship with drug runner Alex [acted by Laura Prepon] comes to light.”
- Sasha Nova
The Black Donnellys “Pilot”
Directed by Paul Haggis
Original air date: February 26, 2007
“So where are the bodies?”
And so The Black Donnellys pilot opens, with an imprisoned Joey Ice Cream being questioned by the police over bodies that have presumably gone missing at the hands of the four Donnelly brothers. The Black Donnellys‘ premiere episode is a frenetically-paced pilot brimming with series potential–in a single episode (narrated somewhat unreliably by Joey at some indeterminable point in the future), the audience is given a glimpse into the troubled lives of the show’s titular family, an Irish clan living in New York City’s infamous Hell’s Kitchen, as well as a solidly well-written episode whose plot functions as a full story in and of itself.
Joey launches into his story from the very beginning (when the brothers are kids) and tells the »
- Ashley Laggan
After making his film debut at just 12 years of age in 1990's Lord of the Flies, James Badge Dale returned to the craft with a string of roles in the early 2000s, appearing on 24 as Chase Edmunds, Rescue Me as Timo Gavin, and The Black Donnellys as Samson. He had a breakout year in 2010, starring in the HBO mini-series The Pacific and the brilliant but short-lived AMC show Rubicon, which lead to impressive turns in The Conspirator, Shame, The Grey, and Flight. This versatile actor returns to the big screen once again in Iron Man 3 as the villainous Eric Savin a.k.a. Coldblood, the Extremis-enhanced soldier who does the dirty work for Guy Pearce's Aldrich Killian. I recently had the chance to speak with James Badge Dale about his bad-ass bald look, »
James Badge Dale is currently enjoying being in the biggest movie of 2013, so far, "Iron Man 3." The sky's the limit for the former star of "24" though, as he's got two more blockbuster movies in theaters this summer. With roles in "The Lone Ranger" and "World War Z," is sounds like Dale is here to stay.
He plays the villainous Eric Savin in "Iron Man 3," wreaking havoc with the Extremis virus surging through his veins. He's also one of the movie's few characters that appears opposite nearly everyone else in the film, at one point or another.
Dale is mostly known for his TV work, appearing in shows like "Rescue Me," "The Black Donnellys" and "Rubicon," in addition to "24," however he's no stranger to the big screen. As a child in 1990, he starred as Simon in a film adaptation of "Lord of the Flies."
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The project, from ER and Shameless vet John Wells, focuses on the usual, everyday drama surrounding a family business — except this family is in the business of executing hits as assassins for the U.S. government.
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Lapaglia would play the clan’s ex-cia patriarch Bill, a seasoned assassin with a neurotic side who takes his job very seriously. »
- Michael Ausiello
It's hard for a writer to let go of a good idea that didn't work the first time out. That's why, from time to time, you'll see a TV producer present a new show very obviously inspired by a past project that failed. On very rare occasions — Joss Whedon turning "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" into a TV show after he was unhappy with how the movie was directed — the second time's the charm. More often, though, you get something like "The Black Donnellys" — Paul Haggis using his Oscar juice to do another show like his brilliant-but-canceled '90s CBS »
- Alan Sepinwall
It's Thursday. Friday's still quite a few hours away, and you're looking for something to help you pass your time. We totally hear you. The Internet has become a veritable theme park of time-killing activities, and the following one is a treat for sure!
As per the Pajiba website...
"Are you familiar with the movie and television trope in which someone is unexpectedly hit by a bus or other large vehicle? I’m sure that two or three instances of it immediately come to mind (and they’re assuredly in the video). We see it all the time (and it’s almost always effective), but I had no idea just how often it is employed until the noted video editor behind Harry Hanrahan compiled practically every instance ever of the trope into this supercut. It’s one of those brilliant video edits that blows up the trope, exposes it for »
- Uncle Creepy
10 items from 2013
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