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Walker Stalker Con is coming to Dallas March 14-15!
Steven Yeun (Glenn) and David Morrissey (The Governor) are among the actors from the hit show The Walking Dead scheduled to appear at Walker Stalker Con, to be held at the Dallas Convention Center on March 14 and 15.
Walker Stalker Con is a Walking Dead-centric convention founded by the team behind the Walker Stalker Podcast, and will tour seven cities throughout 2015. Events, panels, and zombie-themed experiences are held at each convention, and a number of celebrity guests attend and sign autographs.
In addition to Yeun and Morrissey, among the Walking Dead guests scheduled to appear at Dallas are Emily Kinney (Beth), Danai Gurira (Michonne), Chandler Riggs (Carl), IronE Singleton (T-Dog), Michael Cudlitz (Abraham), Josh McDermitt (Eugene), Alanna Masterson (Tara), Christian Serratos (Rosita), Tyler James Williams (Noah), Chad Coleman (Tyreese), Ross Marquand (Aaron), Emma Bell (Amy), Lawrence Gilliard Jr. (Bob), and over a dozen additional cast members. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Victor Medina)
Giancarlo Esposito, known by Breaking Bad fans as the villainous Gus Fring, is continuing his transition into big-screen features with TriStar’s next star-studded drama. Directed by Jodie Foster, Money Monster has slowly been collecting A-listers to populate what’s expected to be a serious awards contender.
Written by Jim Kouf, Alan Difiore and Jamie Linden, the film delves into the world of insider trading through gregarious television personality Lee Gates (George Clooney). On his show, Money Monster, he offers stock market hints and tips to members of the public and miscalculates an estimate – causing stock to plummet. One member of the public whom is extremely dissatisfied with Gates’ behavior storms the TV studio with a gun in tow. The disgruntled man, Kyle Budwell – thought to be played by Unbroken‘s Jack O’Connell – holds Gates at gunpoint, demanding that he enforce a profitable stock rise by the end of the day, »
- Gem Seddon
USA Network’s newest miniseries offers a unique blend of mystery and adventure that should go over quite well when it premieres later tonight.
Created by Tim Kring (Heroes) and Gideon Raff (Homeland), Dig centers on an FBI agent (Jason Isaacs) stationed in Jerusalem who uncovers an ancient conspiracy while investigating the murder of an archeologist. Reeling from personal tragedy, he seeks out a distraction in the form of an affair with his boss (Anne Heche).
Our very own Isaac Feldberg reviewed the show earlier this week, concluding the following about it:
Entertaining but a little too slack for its own good, Dig is perfectly diverting, high-octane fun that’s just a few turns of a scribe’s screwdriver away »
- Justine Browning
USA Network’s “Dig,” a 10-part mystery thriller created by “Homeland’s” Gideon Raff and “Heroes'” Tim Kring, premieres at 10 p.m. on March 5. The event series stars Jason Isaacs as Peter Connelly, an FBI agent recently stationed in Jerusalem who begins investigating the murder of a young American and inadvertently uncovers an ancient international conspiracy that threatens to change the course of human history. The cast also includes Anne Heche, Alison Sudol, Ori Pfeffer, David Costabile, Lauren Ambrose, Angela Bettis, Richard E. Grant, Regina Taylor and Omar Metwally.
Variety spoke to Isaacs ahead of the show’s premiere to discover the pros and cons of shooting in Jerusalem versus New Mexico, Peter’s “dark and murky” journey down the rabbit hole, and those pesky comparisons to “The Da Vinci Code.”
What most appealed to you about playing Peter?
Isaacs: Well, the fact is, if somebody says to you »
- Laura Prudom
AMC's hit Breaking Bad spinoff Better Call Saul passed the halfway mark of Season 1 with this week's episode "Alpine Shepherd Boy", and there have already been a few Breaking Bad characters who have popped up. Of course, Jonathan Banks plays Mike Ehrmantraut in the series, which is set six years before the events of Breaking Bad, and the pilot episode gave fans the surprise return of Tuco (Raymond Cruz). Unfortunately, Peter Gould, who co-created the show with Vince Gilligan, said in January that Breaking Bad stars Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul will not reprise their roles as Walt and Jesse in Season 1. However, Aaron Paul revealed to Variety that he has been talking about returning as Jesse for the spinoff, but they aren't sure how or when it will happen yet.
"We always have fun having that discussion - Vince [Gilligan], myself, Peter [Gould], the writers. We just have no idea how that would happen. »
With George Clooney and Julia Roberts in place as leads, Jodie Foster has been gathering the ensemble she needs around them for new, financially flavoured drama Money Monster. Her newest recruit is prolific character actor and Breaking Bad veteran Giancarlo Esposito.Money Monster features Clooney as Lee Gates, a loud, gregarious financial TV host who offers up stock advice on his eponymous hit cable TV show in a style that would probably make Robert Peston blanch. Roberts will be Nancy Fenn, the director and executive producer of the show.When Gates makes a bad call on a trade and throws a company’s future into doubt, Kyle Budwell (Jack O’Connell) a blue-collar worker sick of the damage still being done by Wall Street, decides to take Gates hostage on air to increase a stock’s value and expose the corruption behind the financial market. Esposito will be NYPD Captain Marcus Powell, »
A review of tonight's "The Americans" you give me your earrings... "No, I brought you here because I wanted you to know that I'm more like you than you think." -Elizabeth Where last week's episode was largely defined by the terrible role that sex plays in Philip and Elizabeth's work, "Born Again" was for the most part (save Tori with Stan) about a very different sort of seduction. Here, words were used instead of physical advances, but the net effect is the same, as various characters — including Philip and Elizabeth themselves — get sucked into doing, saying and believing things they shouldn't, all because the person opposite them has said the right words in the proper order. It's another masterful episode in a season that's been full of them, and what's so impressive is how much power the show is getting out of the simple moral implications of things. My »
- Alan Sepinwall
When The Maze Runner opened in theaters last summer it was greeted by a tidal wave of support, encouragement and a clutch of positive reviews. Another movie franchise mined from the vast back catalogue of young adult fiction available, its success surprised many. But not the studio, who sensed they had a hit on their hands and optioned the rights to all the novels in James Dashner’s series. Shortly after the first instalment arrived in cinemas, the studio gave sequel - Scorch Trials – the greenlight.
Now, the third expected feature – The Maze Runner: The Death Cure – is pushing forward. Deadline reports that T.S. Nowlin, who co-scripted the first movie and scripted the second, has signed on to pen the third outing. He will also receive an executive producer credit on the movie.
The first Maze Runner grossed $100 million in the U.S. and $238 million worldwide – a surefire sign »
- Gem Seddon
Aaron Paul, who played fan-favorite Pinkman on the original series, tells Variety he hopes he can eventually guest star on “Saul.”
“We always have fun having that discussion — Vince [Gilligan], myself, Peter [Gould], the writers,” Paul said at Variety‘s annual unite4humanity charity gala. “We just have no idea how that would happen. But hopefully one day.”
Paul, who was honored at the pre-Oscar event with his wife, Lauren, for their work with her Kind Campaign, says he’s enjoying “Better Call Saul.”
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
Just call him Pete! (Actually, on second thought, don’t.)
RelatedPilot Season ’15: Scoop on This Fall’s (Possible) New Shows, Who’s In Them
Ribisi’s character, who used to be known as Marius, winds up hiding from his debtors once he leaves prison — by assuming the identity of a cellmate. He begins working for his new “family’s” bail-bond business. There he uses his considerable charm and criminal prowess to take down bad guys far worse than himself, »
A special Back to the Future edition of Monopoly is to be released this summer.
The board game set in Hill Valley has been created to mark the 30th anniversary of the film series - and the year Marty McFly travelled to the future with Doc Brown.
6 tech predictions Back to the Future Part II actually got right
We may not have self-tying Nike trainers or flying cars in 2015, but the board game will give us the chance to explore the world of Hill Valley as predicted by director Robert Zemeckis.
It was hoped the board game would have been released in 2014 ready for the 30th anniversary year, but delays put it back
The game will be released in Us stores in May priced at $39.99, while a UK release date and price have yet to be confirmed.
A Game of Thrones edition of Monopoly was announced last month, with Assassin's Creed, »
Writer-producer Tim Kring likes telling a certain kind of story, incorporating far-flung locales, disparate characters and a vaguely supernatural element, with the connections only becoming apparent over time (and sometimes, not completely even then). That approach produced “Heroes,” an NBC hit for a while; “Touch,” a short-lived Fox series; and now “Dig,” on which the producer teams with “Homeland’s” Gideon Raff, embarking on a global conspiracy whose biblical-inspired implications yet remain fuzzy after three episodes. Some will no doubt lose themselves in the mystery and casting, which includes Jason Isaacs; others, feeling twice burned, might decide to break ground elsewhere.
“Dig” opens with Orthodox Jews in Norway inspecting a red calf. “The prophecy has begun,” one says, dispatching a wide-eyed young man (Guy Selenik) on a mission of great importance but unclear intent.
From there, it’s off to Israel, where American FBI agent Peter Connelly (Isaacs, adopting a »
- Brian Lowry
Mike Colter is set to play Luke Cage in A.K.A. Jessica Jones next year before getting his own series shortly thereafter. We’ve already heard that Daredevil will be taking on a “dark and gritty” tone which is unlike the McU movies, but what can we expect from Luke Cage?
“It’s geared towards an adult audience, which is something that will be different from the Marvel Cinematic Universe that you’ve seen before on the big screen,” he told IGN. “I’m excited about playing the character because I’ve read the comic books. They’re very detailed, gritty; the world they’ve written in the comic books is very clear. Marvel does a fantastic job about bringing human stories – because you’re telling big stories with a heart at the centre of it – and that’s what connects all of the characters to our audience members. Audience members »
- Luke Owen
The performances might be top notch, but is Better Call Saul's plot wheel-spinning rather than going anywhere?
This review contains spoilers.
1.5 Alpine Shepherd Boy
Bit of a weird one, this.
While by no means a bad episode, Alpine Shepherd Boy marks the first time since the premiere that I’ve become preoccupied with the question of whether Better Call Saul is justifying its own existence. All of the performances are typically on point, particularly Bob Odenkirk's, and many individual scenes are very good, but the whole thing ends up feeling like less than the sum of its parts. The show feels as though it’s spinning its wheels, and when you’re halfway through a run of only ten episodes, that’s a problem.
The two main issues I have with the episode are that it’s far too concerned with reiterating things that we already know, and »
Though AMC has had some popular scripted series that have run for years, many others have been cancelled after just one season. How are the current crop of shows doing? Which will be cancelled or renewed? We'll have to wait and see.
There's lots of data that AMC execs look at when deciding whether to renew or cancel a TV series but ratings are the major ingredient. Here's an updated listing of all of their recent/current primetime scripted shows.
Better Call Saul, Season 1, Episode 5: “Alpine Shepherd Boy”
Written by Nicole Kassell
Directed by Bradley Paul
Airs Mondays at 10Pm Est on AMC
After last week’s hilariously contrived scam, Saul/Jimmy is all set to reap the benefits of his newfound desirability. Unfortunately, his little stunt may have done him more harm than good.
We begin with Chuck, only moments after his midday sojourn to secure a neighbor’s newspaper. Well, as it turns out, his neighbor was less than satisfied with his offered payment, and she sends the police to follow up. One thing leads to another until Chuck’s door is kicked in, leaving him regretfully tasered. A notable moment of the scene is the way it cuts to white during Chuck’s moment of trauma, just as the sunlight hits him. This is a technique which is strongly reminiscent of dozens of X Files scenes, »
- Mike Worby
Last night's "Better Call Saul" gave us more insight into the condition that Jimmy McGill's brother Chuck suffers from. But an interview today with actor Michael McKean only muddied the issue. So in last night's episode, we learned that while Chuck is convinced he is dealing with electromagnetic hypersensitivity, his symptoms are largely psychosomatic. When McKean and I spoke a few hours ago, though, the interview itself was plagued by electromagnetic interference in McKean's home, which eventually forced him to go to another room. Now, the only symptoms were a bad phone connection (which means a few of his early answers are incomplete), but still... if I were in the mindset of Fox Mulder — who once swapped bodies with McKean's Morris Fletcher in an "X-Files" two-parter that began his collaboration with Vince Gilligan — I might wonder if darker forces didn't want me writing about this condition existing only in Chuck's head. »
- Alan Sepinwall
Netflix already has a formidable line-up of exclusive content ready to unleash when it launches in Australia and New Zealand on March 24- and more is it come. The third series of Orange is the New Black, a Netflix production, will screen on the subscription VOD service after it premieres on Foxtel.s showcase in June. Moreover, the Us streaming giant is working on deals with MGM and Warner Bros which would mean their first-run movies will debut on Netflix at the same time as their pay-tv premieres on Foxtel Movies.
Neither has been signed but If understands the MGM arrangement is in final negotiations and WB is highly likely to pact with Netflix as its output deal with the Nine Network, worth a reported $150 million a year, has expired, and the studio needs to generate more revenue from its pay-tv and free-tv deals.
Netflix boasts an array of original »
- Don Groves
“Better Call Saul” finally put Chuck McGill’s strange condition into words: electromagnetic hypersensitivity. Yes, it’s a real thing, but for the purposes of the show, Chuck’s condition appears to be psychosomatic. Of course, that doesn’t make it any less of a problem for Chuck, or for Jimmy.
Variety spoke with actor Michael McKean the morning after the episode aired to find out more about whether or not Jimmy should feel responsible for Chuck’s illness, whether we’ll ever see their parents on the show, his thoughts on the “sex toilet” and what’s ahead next week for Jonathan Banks’ Mike Ehrmantraut. Plus, we got a little hint of what McKean’s friend and former co-star, Bryan Cranston, thinks of the “Breaking Bad” prequel.
Did the confirmation that Chuck’s illness is psychosomatic change anything for you?
No, because (Chuck) doesn’t see it. It’s »
- Geoff Berkshire
Michael McKean doesn’t get out much these days. Or at least his character Chuck, the lawyer turned recluse brother of Saul Goodman (née Jimmy McGill) on Better Call Saul, doesn’t. Still, Vulture caught up with McKean at the Atlantic Theater Company’s 30th Anniversary Gala at the Pierre, where he talked about being pulled into the Breaking Bad–centric fandom machine, portraying a mysterious psychological disorder, and what it’s like to play a shut-in. How does one mentally prepare to play a shut-in?The first time I heard about it was from Bryan Cranston. We were doing All the Way. And he said, “Yeah, I think you’re going to get a call from Vince to do this part, but it’ll be great because you’re only in one room.” I said, “What?” and he said, “Yeah, you’re kind of a shut-in.” He hadn’t »
- Renata Sellitti
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