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Hey it’s almost time for the final season of Californication so let’s talk about what it’s going to be like to be for someone brand new to the series and what it means for her future career. While this is still ultimately about the life of Hank (David Duchovny), I can’t deny that there will be at least one person piggy backing on the success of the series and the increased viewership it will likely have from the big push that this is Californication’s last season on Showtime. For Tara Holt, her career will get a boost, or at least that’s what she’s no doubt hoping and what I honestly want for her.
When you’re just starting out as an actor, your choice of role is pretty limited. For Holt, she’s mostly been taking on small parts like Bar Girl, College Girl, »
- Brody Gibson
Tara Holt has joined the final season of Showtime’s Californication in a recurring role. In it, Hank (David Duchovny) is joining the writers room as his never-released film Santa Monica Cop now becomes a TV series. He’s riled frequently by his boss, the show’s old-school executive producer Rick Rath (recurring Michael Imperioli). Holt, repped by Nancy Chaidez & Associates and Untitled, will play Melanie, Rath’s gorgeous assistant whose presence causes a commotion in the writers room. Damon Herriman (Justified) has been cast as a recurring in CBS’ drama series Battle Creek, from Vince Gilligan, David Shore, Sony TV and CBS Studios. It centers on Detective Russ Agnew (Dean Winters) and FBI agent Milton Bradley, who have very different worldviews but are teamed up to clean up the semi-mean streets of Battle Creek, Mi. Herriman, repped by Apa, Art/Work Entertainment and Australia’s Lisa Mann, plays Battle Creek Detective Niblet, »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
You might not recognize Stephen Tobolowsky by name, but you know his face and voice from his performances in Glee, Memento, Groundhog Day, Heroes, and Californication, just to name a few. And if you check out his new Kickstarter film project, you'll get to know a lot more of his story as well. Based on the podcast, The Tobolowsky Files, created by David Chen, the planned film version seeks to bring the long-time character actor's stories to an ever broader audience. But they need your help to make this dream a reality. Hit the jump for today's Indie Spotlight on The Primary Instinct: A Stephen Tobolowsky Storytelling Film. Watch Chen and Tobolowsky talk about the film below, including one fine example of stories from Tobolowsky's life. Then head on over to their Kickstarter page to help contribute. More on the film and your Kickstarter donations from Chen: Stephen's stories have »
- Dave Trumbore
News Louisa Mellor 25 Feb 2014 - 07:51
CBS' defunct back-from-the-dead pilot, Babylon Fields, is being revived by NBC with Skeet Ulrich in the lead...
The annual pilot cull passes by unnoticed most years, its casualties easily given up and rarely missed. In 2007 though, one CBS pilot was a regrettable loss, Babylon Fields, a drama telling the story of a small town whose dead loved ones mysteriously come back to them.
NBC obviously felt the same way, as they're reviving the premise with a new cast, evidently hoping to jump on today's un-zombie genre bandwagon. Jericho and Law & Order's Skeet Ulrich will be co-starring with Californication's Meagan Good in the new pilot.
Seven years after Babylon Fields was first mounted, the small screen has become a crowded place for back-from-the-dead drama. Alongside French original series Les Revenants, soon to enter its second season, The Returned A&E remake of the same, »
Exclusive: Domenick Lombardozzi (Boardwalk Empire) is set to star and Eva Amurri Martino (Californication) to co-star opposite Henry Winkler in ABC’s comedy pilot The Winklers, from Everybody Loves Raymond creator Phil Rosenthal; Winkler’s son, director Max Winkler; and son-in-law, actor Rob Reinis. Based on Henry Winkler’s relationship with his son-in-law, Reinis, The Winkles centers on Jack (Lombardozzi), an emotionally reserved construction worker who learns about love, life and hugs while unexpectedly living with his in-laws — successful actor Henry (Winkler) and Tita Winkler. Martino will play Henry and Tita’s spoiled, somewhat controlling daughter Emily who is married to Jack. 20th TV is producing. Related: 2014 ABC Pilots This marks a rare comedic turn for Lombardozzi, who has made his career playing tough guys. He recurs as Ralph Capone on Boardwalk Empire and, will next be seen in Guillaume Canet’s 1970s New York crime thriller Blood Ties, which »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
The Sopranos alum Michael Imperioli has been tapped as the lead in Saint Francis, Chris Moynihan’s multi-camera comedy pilot for ABC. The project, from ABC Studios and Tagline, centers on Francis Quinlan (Imperioli), a blue-collar, no-nonsense Long Island cop and family man who butts heads with the modern, liberal world when his 29-year-old sister gets pregnant out of wedlock. This marks Imperioli’s return to ABC where he starred on two drama series, Detroit 1-8-7 and Life On Mars. He has a major recurring role on the upcoming seventh and final season of Showtime’s Californication. »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
A couple of years after the network canceled Deception, the star of that short-lived drama series, Meagan Good, is returning to NBC to star in a new sci-fi drama pilot titled Babylon Fields. In the drama, set in a place called Babylon, NY, the dead are coming back to life, as their bodies regenerate, and they grow stronger than the living, leading to the scary suggestions that they just might be the next step in human evolution. Good has signed up to play a Dr Janine Beltran, local to Babylon, NY, who has "an edge to he," says the press release. Gerald Cuesta and Michael Atkinson will write and executive produce with Dexter's Michael Cuesta directing. Good will be seen on the big screen in Think Like A Man 2, out later this year. On the small screen she was most recently seen in Harry's Law and Californication. Let's hope »
- Tambay A. Obenson
Trevor Hogg chats with Addison Timlin about her transformation from a young Gypsy on the theatrical stage to a girlfriend on the big screen who has to deal with Satanic mayhem....
“I grew up doing theatre in New York when I was a kid,” recalls Addison Timlin who is a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. “I did a musical called Gypsy which Sam Mendes [American Beauty] directed and that’s when I fell in love with playing a character who was quite a departure from me. It was something I felt a lot more passionate about and attachment to creatively.” The Oscar winning British director consistently travels between the worlds of theatre and film. “I had great understanding of how Sam worked and had a great relationship with him; he guided me into playing a young and vulnerable Gypsy pushed aside. Sam held my hand through that in way which was nurturing and kind. »
Well known as a screenwriter, Scott Z. Burns made his debut as a director with the 2006 HBO drama Pu-239, starring Paddy Considine. Since then he's made short films and an episode of Californication, but he's now in talks to get behind the camera for another feature. He'd also write the film, inspired by the true events outlined in the New York Times article The Professor, The Bikini Model And The Suitcase Full Of Trouble.The story, originally written by Maxine Swann, centres on Paul Frampton, for thirty years a theoretical particle physicist at The University Of North Carolina. "A very good scientist with the emotional age of a three-year-old" according to his ex-wife, Frampton was duped into an online relationship with a supposed Czech supermodel.Against the advice of appalled and concerned friends and colleagues, he ended up, with thudding inevitability, travelling to Bolivia in posession of a suitcase given »
Super Bowl Halftime Show
Although halftime begins as soon as the stage is set up following the conclusion of the first half of play and can’t be pinpointed, past NFL championship games indicate that Mars and the Red Hot Chili Peppers will kick off their performances around 8 p.m. Sunday night. The musicians will have roughly 14 minutes to perform in New Jersey’s East Rutherford stadium during the 30-minute halftime.
Mars, to some, was a surprising choice for a Super Bowl halftime performer. Unlike previous acts, the Hawaiian-born Mars isn’t an established star in the music industry – though his star is undeniably rising. The likes of Madonna, Bruce Springsteen, Janet Jackson, Paul McCartney all had a deep well of classics to pull from, while Mars only has two albums »
The cult science-fiction series made a massive impact when it was on our screens, but its influence just keeps growing
The X-Files beamed down to the UK 20 years ago yesterday, first screening on Sky1 on 26 January in 1994 (and coming to BBC2 nine months later). An FBI procedural about alien abduction, fringe science, paranormal activity and submerged conspiracies, it took traditionally wackadoodle subject matter and transmuted it into TV gold. Cinematic, atmospheric and compelling, The X-Files barely had time to establish itself as a cult hit before becoming a global phenomenon – and even though the series ended in 2002, its influence can still be felt today. Here are six things it gave television.
Gillian Anderson's blooming career
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- Graeme Virtue
To mark the release of Goats on 3rd February, we’ve been given 3 copies to give away on DVD.
Based on the novel by Mark Jude Poirier and from first-time director Christopher Neil, Goats centres around the story of fourteen year old Ellis (Graham Phillips), who is getting ready to leave his luxurious home in the foothills of Tucson for his freshman year at Gates Academy, an East Coast prep school. This means leaving behind Wendy (Vera Farmiga – Up in the Air, The Conjuring), his flaky, new age mother and the only real father he has ever known, ‘Goat Man’ (David Duchovny – The X Files, Californication).
At college Ellis discovers a whole new world opening up around him, with new friends and love interests competing with old problems – his real dad Frank (Ty Burell – Modern Family), being one of them. As Ellis attempts to balance the conflicting relationships in his life, »
According to Variety, shooting on the project is due to begin in May, with locations including the Berlin Olympic stadium where the legendary athlete won a record four gold medals.
The plot will focus how Owens - the son of a black Alabama sharecropper, who would have been excluded from the competition had Germany not been threatened by a boycott - triumphed at the 1936 games and destroyed Adolf Hitler's Aryan supremacy myth.
He added: "I am thrilled to have him on board to play the iconic role of Jesse Owens in Race. »
Owens was a Us track and field athlete in the 1930s, specializing in sprinting and long jump events. His fame reached epic proportions when he participated in the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, Germany, winning four gold medals and becoming the most successful athlete in the entire competition. Making the triumph even more notable was the fact that Adolf Hitler had originally tried to ban all Jewish and black people from competing in the games, before a threatened boycott from a number of countries forced him to relent.
- Sarah Myles
MercurySteam’s Castlevania: Lords of Shadow was a smart reboot of the series, cherry picking decades worth of lore and stitching it together into a Frankenstein’s monster that gave new life to the long-running series. Not the most game-appropriate metaphor, but it’s what I’ve got.
The final game in the trilogy, Lords of Shadow 2 (Mirror of Fate filled in the gap last year) features a rather impressive voice cast, including the likes of Robert Carlyle (28 Weeks Later, Trainspotting), Patrick Stewart (duh), Natascha McElhone (The Truman Show, Californication), Richard Madden (Game of Thrones), and Jason Isaacs (Harry Potter), joined by a troupe of lesser-known but no less impressive actors and actresses. The game looks to tie up all of the loose ends of the series, including Gabriel Belmont’s fall from grace, the significance of Alucard, and Zobek’s final role in his friend Gabriel’s fate.
- Carl Lyon
Forecast Pictures’ Jean Charles Levy and ID+’s Luc Dayan made the announcement Friday.
“Race” will be introduced to buyers at next month’s Berlin Film Market, with Mister Smith Entertainment handling international sales. Stephen Hopkins (“The Life and Death of Peter Sellers”) will direct from a script by Anna Waterhouse and Joe Shrapnel.
“Race” will focus on how Owens, the son of an Alabama sharecropper, shattered Adolf Hitler’s myth of Aryan supremacy at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by winning a record four gold medals in the 100-meter dash, the 200-meter dash, the long jump and the 400-meter relay. Owens’ victories are considered among the greatest atlhetic feats of all time.
Hitler had insisted Jews and Blacks not be allowed to participate in the games, »
- Dave McNary
The Californication star will play Alex Forrest, a New Yorker who turns a brief romantic fling into an unhinged affair complete with the infamous episode in which she boils a pet rabbit, when the play premieres at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in March.
James Dearden, who wrote the Oscar-nominated screenplay, is behind the new stage adaptation. Trevor Nunn is set to direct, returning to the West End theatre he temporarily ran three years ago. Close, who starred in Nunn's National Theatre production of A Streetcar Named Desire in 2002, won the first of her three best actress nominations for Fatal Attraction, »
- Matt Trueman
Natascha McElhone better brush up on her recipe for boiled bunny. The “Californication” star has landed the role of Alex Forrest in a new West End stage version of the 1987 film thriller “Fatal Attraction.” It’s a part made famous by Glenn Close, whose performance as a jilted woman who goes bonkers when her lover refuses to leave his wife and family made moviegoers reconsider any plans to stray from the marital bed. Also read: Orlando Bloom’s Broadway ‘Romeo’ to Arrive on Big Screen for Valentine’s Day Run The play is written by James Dearden, who was responsible for the screenplay, »
- Brent Lang
Showtime has announced its spring schedule, including the premieres of celeb-filled climate change docuseries "Years of Living Dangerously" and new psychosexual horror series "Penny Dreadful." Sunday, April 13th at 9pm: "Nurse Jackie" Edie Falco returns in her Emmy-winning role as Jackie Peyton, a strong-willed and brilliant -- but very flawed -- emergency room nurse. Emmy Award nominee Clyde Phillips serves as showrunner and executive producer. Sunday, April 13th at 9:30pm: "Californication" David Duchovny stars in his Golden Globe-winning role as the hedonistic writer who fights to balance the demands of his libido, his unpredictable career, and his ex-girlfriend/muse Karen. Sunday, April 13th at 10pm: "Years of Living Dangerously" This docuseries follows a star-studded roster of major film, television and renowned journalists traveling the globe, tackling an enormous range of subjects on the hot button topic of climate change. The correspondents are Jessica Alba, Mark Bittman,...
- Alison Willmore
Showtime has announced its spring schedule, including the premieres of celeb-filled climate change docuseries "Years of Living Dangerously" and new psychosexual horror series "Penny Dreadful." Sunday, April 13th at 9pm: "Nurse Jackie" Edie Falco returns in her Emmy-winning role as Jackie Peyton, a strong-willed and brilliant -- but very flawed -- emergency room nurse. Emmy Award nominee Clyde Phillips serves as showrunner and executive producer. Sunday, April 13th at 9:30pm: "Californication" David Duchovny stars in his Golden Globe-winning role as the hedonistic writer who fights to balance the demands of his libido, his unpredictable career, and his ex-girlfriend/muse Karen. Sunday, April 13th at 10pm: "Years of Living Dangerously" This docuseries follows a star-studded roster of major film, television and renowned journalists traveling the globe, tackling an enormous range of subjects on the hot button topic of climate change. The correspondents are Jessica Alba, Mark Bittman, »
- Alison Willmore
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