6 items from 2014
This is actually about a year old, but I learned of its existence just last night. So I assume some of you have seen it, while others, like myself, have not. The title speaks for itself, I think. And those "old school" hip hop heads - especially if you grew up, as I did, during the years when Boogie Down Productions reigned supreme (for me, it was in the late 1980's into the early 1990's) - will probably appreciate this even more. In my opinion, those were some of The best years for rap music - 1989 was especially a great year - and I still, with the same gusto, listen to the music I grew up on, today, 25 years later, older, more discerning, etc, and it all still feels quite »
- Tambay A. Obenson
Last month David Fincher’s Gone Girl made a smash at the box office. As if plugged directly into the Zeitgeist, it seemed as if everyone had a take on the film’s views on gender, the media and marriage. Gone Girl was a sensation that turned the camera inward, revealing our discomfort with the institution of marriage. While the butt of many jokes, marriage is perceived as an important pillar in our understanding of families, social values and personal happiness. Yet, it remains behind closed doors. We understand marriage within the realms of our own experience, our parents, our friends and our own marriages. Yet, we are only ever truly familiar with our own intimate relationships and even that is under debate. If anything, Gone Girl shows that within marriage there are two sides to every story. Marriage is veiled with a certain air of mystery and the question »
- Justine Smith
Last week we got word that Canadian TV network Space had committed to a second season of "Bitten," their most-watched original series ever, and Syfy is hot on their heels with an announcement of their own...
From the Press Release:
Syfy has acquired the popular supernatural thriller "Bitten" for a second season consisting of 10 all-new episodes. Production on Season 2 will begin this summer in Toronto, and the series, from leading independent studio Entertainment One (eOne), will return to Syfy in 2015.
Said Chris Regina, Senior Vice President, Programming, Syfy: "'Bitten' is a fast-paced and edgy series which has found a growing and passionate fan base on our channel. We’re delighted to bring the series back to Syfy next year.”
Said Prentiss Fraser, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales & Acquisitions, eOne Television International: “We’re absolutely thrilled with the tremendous support and enthusiasm from fans across social media since the debut of 'Bitten. »
- Debi Moore
Syfy has renewed “Bitten” for a 10-episode second season. The series, from independent studio Entertainment One, will return to Syfy in 2015. During its first season on Syfy, “Bitten” averaged 1.1 million total viewers, according to Live +7 data. Also read: Starz’ ‘Spartacus’ to Fight Again on Syfy Based on the “Women of the Otherworld” novels by Kelley Armstrong, “Bitten” stars Laura Vandervoort (“Smallville”) as Elena Michaels, the lone female werewolf in existence. The show also stars Greg Bryk (“A History Of Violence”), Greyston Holt (“Alcatraz”), Steve Lund (“Being Erica”) and Michael Xavier (“The Best Years”). “Bitten” is executive produced by J.B. Sugar »
- Tony Maglio
We tried really hard to watch "Bitten" on Syfy, but the experience proved to be too painful for us to endure. Apparently we were in the minority because the toothy little series has just gotten an order for a second season. Read on for details.
From the Press Release
Space announced today it has ordered a second season of the sexy, high-octane thriller "Bitten," Space’s most-watched original series ever.
Picking up after an exhilarating Season 1 finale, Space has ordered 10 additional one-hour episodes from No Equal Entertainment, Entertainment One Television, and Hoodwink Entertainment. Production is expected to begin this summer and will once again be shot on location in Toronto, Hamilton, and Hespeler. Viewers who have yet to join The Pack can catch encore episodes Sundays at 11 p.m. Et on Space following new episodes of the bewitching series "Salem" at 10 p.m. Et. The entire first season of the »
- Steve Barton
Here's another reason to love Cameron Diaz—the movie superstar has truly embraced growing older! "I love being in my 40s," the 41-year-old bombshell told me at the L.A. premiere of her new comedy The Other Woman (in theaters tomorrow). "You know yourself and you don't give a s--t anymore. You really don't care what other people think. You let go of that things that don't matter…It's a liberation. It's fantastic." Thinking back to her 20s, Diaz laughed, "Who wants to be 21 again? That was horrible! It was horrible! It was not the best years of my life. The best years of my life are right now." Preach! "We concentrate too much on »
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