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Just over a week ago, The CW unveiled the first image of Grant Gustin in costume for its The Flash TV series pilot. It was a constrained look as we only saw Gustin’s face, but fans were simply happy to get a preview of what the character will look like in the anticipated superhero show. However, the network has decided that fans don’t have to wait long to see the full costume, as The CW today released a full-body image of Gustin as the DC Comics character. The costume was created by Academy Award-winning costume designer Colleen Atwood (Alice in Wonderland), who is also responsible for the principal costume in The CW’s Arrow. Production is currently underway on The Flash pilot, so we should hear word regarding a series pickup (or a pass) by May as The CW puts together its Fall 2014/15 schedule. Hit the jump to check out the new image. »
- Adam Chitwood
Feature James Clayton 7 Mar 2014 - 06:08
The Grand Budapest Hotel is directed by Nadia Cavalcanti. Actually it's not. That was a lie and Nadia Cavalcanti is a made-up person. Still, I'll say it again because if you say things enough times they eventually become tangibly real in your own physical world (it's a bit like Beetlejuice). The Grand Budapest Hotel is directed by Nadia Cavalcanti. How does that make you feel?
Of course, you're probably aware that, in truth, The Grand Budapest Hotel is written, co-produced and directed by Wes Anderson (full name, Wesley Wales Anderson). Now, how does that make you feel? Personally, I'm feeling very happy about this because I'm a Wes Anderson fan and I really like all his movies. In all likelihood The Grand Budapest Hotel is going to »
Though superhero TV shows haven’t always panned out, The CW has had success in this area in recent years. After the long-running Smallville came to a close, the network took a risk by launching Arrow, which revolved around a far lesser known superhero than Superman. The show debuted to a sizeable amount of success—both critical and commercial, and now the network is expanding its DC Television Universe even further with a pilot for The Flash. As the pilot begins filming next week, a first look at star Grant Gustin in costume has now been released online. The character actually made his first appearance on Arrow (albeit in “Barry Allen” form), but The CW is giving the character his own spinoff pilot with the hopes of launching a full The Flash series this fall. The costume is quite impressive, and it was designed by legendary, Oscar-winning costume designer Colleen Atwood (Sleepy Hollow, »
- Adam Chitwood
As you may know, we here at SciFi Mafia are major, elemental, over-the-top, gushing fans of the smart, creepy, completely addictive Helix. After last week’s addition of Jeri Ryan as the teeth-filing Constance Sutton, we all have even more questions.
Ms. Ryan and showrunner Steven Maeda spoke with media outlets last week about the character and the show, and to start, I asked her what drew her to the role:
Jeri Ryan: You know, it was fun – well the concept of the show to begin with was sort of intriguing to me. I hadn’t seen any of it at that point because it was just being shot. I loved the people that were involved in it. So that was all really cool. And then when I sort of was hearing a little bit more about the character and I was seeing how she was written, then it was fun… »
- Erin Willard
Plot isn't what matters to Wes Anderson – his movies care more about lush palettes and playfulness. Seitz's collection of essays and interviews with the director reveals a rare film-maker who isn't afraid to take risks
In Wes Anderson's 2001 film The Royal Tenenbaums, an insensitive father fails to appreciate his daughter's childhood attempt at writing and staging a play. There's no narrative, he complains, and as for characters, "What characters? It's a bunch of little kids dressed up in animal costumes." You might be tempted to dismiss Anderson's films in similar terms: the stories don't always add up to much, and while we know we're watching grownups (played by major Hollywood actors such as Bill Murray, Anjelica Huston and Ralph Fiennes), they often behave more like children dressed in their parents' clothes.
This quality of Anderson's cinema is captured in Max Dalton's paintings for a lavishly illustrated recent book, »
- Jonathan Romney
With the development of a Suicide Squad game first hinted at the end of the recent Batman: Arkham Origins (after the credits with an exchange between Amanda Waller and Deathstroke) finally confirmed, we’re pretty excited to see how something like this will play out.
For a bit of background, the Suicide Squad are a team of DC villains assembled to do work for the government in exchange for shortened sentences; this work includes fighting other baddies, as well as various “suicide” missions deemed far to serious for “conventional” agents to undertake. In the long-established comics we’ve had the likes of Harley Quinn and Deadshot as regulars. However for the purpose of this article, we’ve thrown in a few interesting extras – who have every right to be in the Squad – some have already been seen within the Arkham gaming universe as well as some established comic »
- Dom Smith
[Warning: This article contains Potential Spoilers for The Flash TV series.]
DC’s big-screen universe may be stalled for now – than again, maybe not – but its television universe established by The CW’s hit series Arrow is going strong, with its return from mid-season hiatus carrying the subplot that will spin off into The Flash standalone pilot.
With Glee‘s Grant Gustin in the lead as Central City CSI Barry Allen, The Flash‘s pilot has added Law & Order alum Jesse L. Martin as Barry’s surrogate father Detective West, and as expected, we now have news of even more cast additions.
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- Anthony Vieira
Exclusive: The Vampire Diaries‘ Rick Cosnett and Danielle Panabaker (Shark) are set to co-star opposite Grant Gustin and Jesse L. Martin in the CW pilot The Flash, based on the DC comic. The project, from Warner Bros TV and Berlanti Productions, is an origin story about Barry Allen aka The Flash (Gustin), a Central City assistant police forensics investigator who arrives in Starling to look into a series of unexplained robberies that may have a connection to a tragedy in his past. Cosnett plays star Detective Eddie Thawne, a recent transfer to the Central City Police Department, whose past is a mystery and who harbors a dark secret. Panabaker plays Caitlin Snow, a highly intelligent bioengineering expert who lost her fiancé during an explosion at S.T.A.R. Labs. Originally envisioned as a backdoor pilot episode of Arrow, Flash will now film a regular pilot directed by David Nutter, »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
London — Generation, the Berlin Film Festival’s section devoted to movies for young people, has completed its lineup, with the addition of 17 feature films.
A total of 60 short and full-length films from 35 countries have been selected for the Generation Kplus and Generation 14plus competitions.
The fest said that the live-action films presented a wide and contrasting range of craftsmanship and content. “Rigorously structured films open up spaces for sensitive and intimate portraits, and the multifaceted perspective young people have on their worlds — from punk to dark and melancholic — permeates the films’ micro-structures and narrative forms,” the fest said.
The lineup includes five feature-length and nine short animated films, including “Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart” and “That Boy Emil.”
Section head Maryanne Redpath said: “This diversity transcends all limits, in content, imagery, narrative structure and rhythm. Each of these animated gems creates its own universe and is a fantastic cinematic adventure, »
- Leo Barraclough
9 items from 2014
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