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Game Of Thrones actor Nonso Anozie has moved from his portrayal of Xaro Ahoan Daxos on the hit show, to a recurring role in the CBS adaptation of James Patterson’s novel, Zoo. The stand-alone book, co-written with Michael Ledwidge, was published in 2012 to positive reviews – many of which cited the perceived plausibility of the plot.
The earth-bound science fiction story centres on scientist Jackson Oz, who is systematically dismissed by his colleagues in the fields of ecology and biology after focusing years of research on animals attacking humans. Believing there to be an increasing pattern, Oz travels to Botswana, where he manages to survive a large-scale lion attack. Teaming with fellow survivor, and former diplomat, Chloe Tousignant, he works to uncover why the animal world has begun what is seemingly a united effort to remove humans from the ecosystem completely.
- Sarah Myles
Mono No Aware continues its hardcore commitment to keeping the practice of expanded cinema alive with their 8th annual edition that will run on December 5-6 in Brooklyn, NY at LightSpace Studios.
This is two nights of creative, live cinematic performances utilizing only analog equipment and materials that will never be repeated again in the universe.
Some of the performances include returning champion Joel Schlemowitz, who will be creating a 3-D experience using overhead projectors; and the wonderful Winnipeg underground film scene is represented by Scott Fitzpatrick, who will be turning the book Victorian Frames, Borders and Cuts into a 16mm triple projection.
For all of Mono No Aware’s amazing performances, they are so unique that we are listing them copied and pasted directly from the festival’s website below. But, for even more information, such as screening venues, please visit their official website.
Starts 9:00 p.m. »
- Mike Everleth
Blair Brown — who played multiple versions of Nina Sharp on the defunct Fox series — will appear in a February episode of the CBS drama as Emma, an elegant and warm former public school teacher, IGN reports.
Related Enrico Colantoni on Elias-the-Poi, His Flash-y Twin and Making Dick Moves
Emma was forced into early retirement, but a jury summons brings the promise of some excitement (at least in the form of Reese and Finch) back into her life.
Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…
Written by Leigh Whannell, Angus Sampson and Jaime Browne, the crime drama The Mule, set in 1983, tells the story of what happens when a naive man (Sampson) with lethal narcotics in his stomach is detained by Australian Federal Police. While locked in a hotel room and watched by cops, criminals, lawyers and his own mother, he's determined to withhold the evidence for as long as he can. During this exclusive phone interview with Collider, actress Georgina Haig (who plays legal aid lawyer Jasmine Griffiths) talked about what attracted her to The Mule, how she connected to this character, making the role three-dimensional, Jasmine’s secret ambitions, and why making this movie available to so many different people at the same time could really help give it a fair shot. She also talked about being the physical embodiment of Elsa from Frozen on Once Upon A Time, feeling very protective of her, »
- Christina Radish
Sony Pictures has hired Brad Anderson to direct a new action thriller called Shadow Run. I’m a big fan of Anderson’s past work, which includes The Machinist, Session 9, and Transsiberian. The guy is a talented filmmaker who is good with the characters and stories he tells. He has also worked on TV series such as The Wire, Fringe, Boardwalk Empire, and The Killing.
Shadow Run comes from a spec script by Joe Gazzam. The story begins when "a viral attack puts lives in danger, forcing a CIA agent to enact a secret prisoner exchange: Russia’s most notorious spy for the American scientist who can create a cure.”
Anderson recently helmed The Call, which starred Halle Berry, as well as last month’s Stonehearst Asylum, starring Kate Beckinsale. I’m looking forward to seeing how this new project of his pans out. I think Marvel needs to »
- Joey Paur
Universal Pictures has secured the international distribution rights to Eponine Films’ Australian feature Love Is Now. The Aussie pic stars Eamon Farren (Red Dog), Claire Van Der Boom (The Square, Hawaii Five-0) and Anna Torv (The Secret Life Of Us, Fringe) and will be released Down Under on December 4 via Oz distrib Hoyts. The story chronicles a summer of love for experienced photographer Audrey (Van Der Boom) and aspiring snapper Dean (Farren). Propelled by new love and Audrey’s free spirit, the couple embarks on a formative country adventure following the Nsw Harvest Trail, where they discover significantly more than they ever expected along the way. The film is written and directed by first time feature director Jim Lounsbury.
The BBC reports that season 8 of Doctor Who, which recently wrapped, had an average consolidated audience of 7.4M viewers every week in the UK. That marks an increase of 39% above overnight figures. »
- Nancy Tartaglione
The project emerged first as a spec script by Joe Gazzam, which became the object of a financial tug of war between studios last February. Michael De Luca and Andrea Giannetti have been tasked with handling the film for Sony, and they’ll work alongside producers Neal H. Moritz and Hernany Perla.
Plot details are scarce at the moment, but Anderson’s involvement indicates that the script impressed the well-respected director. His past projects include Halle Berry thriller The Call, star-studded period mystery-thriller Stonehearst Asylum and episodes of acclaimed series like The Killing, Boardwalk Empire, Fringe, The Wire and Treme.
No casting has yet been announced, though Sony will likely be searching for a bankable, already established action star who can carry the pic. »
- Isaac Feldberg
This Tuesday, genre fans have a Lot to look forward to, as we have a trifecta of horror classics coming from Scream Factory, as well as the new 4K restoration of the 1920 German classic, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari from Kino Lorber.
As if that’s not enough, Image Entertainment is releasing the Limited Edition Fifth Dimension box set for The Twilight Zone this week, the cult classics Moontrap, Christmas Evil and Trancers are all making their HD debuts and we’ve got a few indie films being released on November 18th too, including Automata, Housebound and Ragnarok.
In 1920, one brilliant movie jolted the postwar masses and catapulted the movement known as German Expressionism into film history. That movie was The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, a plunge into the mind of insanity that severs all ties with the rational world. »
- Heather Wixson
Sony has just signed The Machinist‘s Brad Anderson to direct Shadow Run, the action thriller script by writer Joe Gazzam (Cliffhanger, Replay) that the studio picked up in February. The Bourne-esque spy tale is produced by Neil Moritz for Original Film and exec produced by Hernany Perla; Michael De Luca and Andrea Giannetti will oversee for Sony. Anderson, who broke out with the Christian Bale starrer The Machinist and has notched features Transsiberian, The Call, and the recent Stonehearst Aslum in recent years, has also been directing for TV on shows including The Wire, Fringe, Boardwalk Empire, and The Killing. Anderson recently helmed the pilot for Forever for ABC, WB TV, and Lin Pictures. He’s repped by Wme, Lbi Entertainment and Sloss Law.
- Jen Yamato
The episode description for Monday (November 17) night's "Sleepy Hollow" episode, titled "Mama," teases that Jenny and Abbie will "come face-to-face with their past" and mentions a series of mysterious deaths and "an especially surprising spirit." No mention is made of resolution to last week's cliffhanger involving Bearded Man Walking Away From Bar. That, unfortunately, is the life of an extra. You dedicate minutes -- whole minutes! -- to crafting an interior life for a character who may not even have a name in the official record, you work to hone that personal narrative so that it has a beginning, a middle and an end, you improvise and refine your performance, but then you watch the finished product and your entire arc has been reduced to nearly nothing, the faintest whisper of a story. In fact, if you end up being able to spot the back of your head, the outer »
- Daniel Fienberg
Director Hamish Hamilton returns to the show for the third time, after receiving an Emmy nomination for his work on last year’s telecast. He made his Oscar debut with the 82nd Academy Awards telecast in 2010. Hamilton has directed many other celebrated live televised events, including the 2014 Super Bowl halftime show featuring Bruno Mars, the 2013 Super Bowl halftime show featuring Beyoncé, the 2013 “MTV Video Music Awards” and the opening ceremonies of the 2012 London Olympics, for which he also received an Emmy nomination. He shared a 2011 Peabody Award for the fifth annual “CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute” and a 2003 Grammy Award nomination for the musical special “Robbie Williams – Live at the Albert.”
Production designer Derek McLane has been part of both Oscar »
- Michelle McCue
Do you love television reunions? Do you, by chance, also love either Gilmore Girls, Dawson's Creek or, miracle of miracles, both of those shows? Well, you're going to be really happy about this little bit of happy news.
Now, before you get too excited, there is a bit of bad news…
Video: S Club 7 Makes Our Dreams Come True With Reunion News
First and foremost, the reunions won't be on television. Instead, they will be taking place in the form of panel discussions at the Atx Television Festival in Austin, Texas in June 2015.
Also, and this one's a real bummer, the Dawson's Creek panel is technically a "writers' room" discussion. Meaning it likely won't feature any of your favorite cast members. Instead it will focus on the show's creator and writing team.
But let's be honest, it was the »
We asked Den Of Geek’s writers to recommend brilliant comedy shows that deserve to have more of a fuss made about them. Here they are...
Banging a drum about stuff we love is more or less our remit on Den Of Geek - hence what many readers have started referring to as the ‘inexplicably regular' appearance of Statham, squirrels and Harold Bishop from Neighbours on these pages.
To that end then, we asked our writers which comedy shows (past and present, UK or otherwise, on TV, radio, or online…) deserved more praise, and here are the ones they chose. You might already like them too, or you might discover something new to dig out and enjoy. That’s the fun of it.
Please note that this list isn’t ranked in any order, nor is it exhaustive. It’s compiled from the opinions of a group of different people, »
Gotham appears to be arranging its pieces on the board for a big confrontation. Here's Rob's review of this week's episode...
This review contains spoilers.
1.8 The Mask
Holy job interview fight club, Batman! This week’s Gotham episode certainly had a lot of character-based material to enjoy, but failed to live up to the heady heights of last Monday’s Penguin’s Umbrella on several other levels.
We all wear masks, metaphorically speaking, and that was the running theme throughout this week’s episode. ‘Who’s hiding behind what mask, and whose mask is beginning to fall?’ we were asked to consider, with some interesting results.
We dug a little deeper into Ben McKenzie’s Jim Gordon this week, with his years in the army and his lust for justice leading to some delicate prodding around basic hero-analysing questions: Is Jim a good man, or a killer? Is the good »
Netflix might be the world’s biggest streaming giant, with a handful of highly successful original series to its name, but the world’s biggest marketplace, Amazon, is making a play for the title. Amazon Studios has been steadily building its unique catalogue with recent hits such as Transparent and Alpha House. While their output has yet to harness the hysterical levels of interest that surrounds ‘Flix’s Orange Is The New Black, their next offering – Bosch – just might.
Based on the best-selling novel series by author Michael Connelly, the show stars Titus Welliver (TV’s Lost, The Town) as Lapd homicide detective Harry Bosch, who operates in and around the Hollywood division. For the first season’s storyline Bosch undergoes a federal trial for the murder of a serial killer while trying to solve the murder of a 13-year old boy.
Some of the more recognisable names joining Welliver »
- Gem Seddon
Soon after David arrives at the doorstep of the Peterson’s home, claiming to be a fellow solider and friend of their son who was killed while serving overseas, they benefit from his presence. But David is connected to a secretive past that could come knocking with plenty of firepower. All is not as it seems in Adam Wingard and Simon Barrett’s The Guest, coming out on home media this winter from Universal.
The Guest will come out in a Blu-ray combo pack complete with both a DVD and Digital HD copy on January 6th. We have a look at the cover art below, as well as the official press release with full details:
“Universal City, California – A mysterious stranger befriends a grieving family, but his hidden past soon puts them all in danger in the edgy, suspense film The Guest, coming to Blu-ray™ Combo Pack with DVD and »
- Derek Anderson
J.J. Abrams (Lost, Fringe), Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Terence Winter (Boardwalk Empire), Shawn Ryan (The Shield), Damon Lindelof (Lost) and countless others shift from behind the scenes to become the focus of a new documentary, Showrunners: The Art of Running a TV Show. The doc offers numerous first-hand accounts of what it takes to get a TV show on the air and features a backstory that is almost as equally fascinating. Below, director Des Doyle and co-producer Ryan Patrick McGuffey detail the arduous journey behind Showrunners. Read more 'Showrunners': Movie Review For anyone who has ever truly pursued the dream of making
- Des Doyle, Ryan Patrick McGuffey
Art by Arkenstar
Marvel finally announced that a Captain Marvel movie will be coming, marking the first time a woman has been the title character in the Marvel cineverse. With a release date set for July 6th, 2018, it and Inhumans will be released in between The Avengers: Infinity War two part saga.
Kevin Feige has already informed us that Captain Marvel will be about the character Carol Danvers. This gives us some idea of who they might be looking to cast. In the comics, Danvers is blond and 5' 11". I couldn't find a specific age, or even age range, but old enough to be a high ranking officer in the United States Air Force.
Danvers gets a fusion of alien Kree genes and powers from an alien male named Captain Marvel. Danvers, now imbued with powers like superhuman strength, endurance, stamina, flight, and physical durability, takes the name Captain Marvel. »
- Free Reyes
SyFy has released a new trailer for their upcoming TV series adaptation of 12 Monkeys. The story follows a time traveler (Aaron Stanford of X2 fame) from a post-apocalyptic future who appears in present day with a mission to destroy the source of a deadly plague that will one day annihilate the human race. While the show will lack the distinct style of Terry Gilliam's 1995 film, it still looks like an interesting time-travel film, and certainly more in the serious mold of SyFy's better series. This isn't a story that can only be told one way, and I'm curious to see what the TV series will do with it. Hit the jump to check out the 12 Monkeys TV series trailer. The show premieres at 9pm on January 16, 2015, and also stars Amanda Schull, Kirk Acevedo, Barbara Sukowa, Noah Bean, Tom Noonan, Emily Hampshire, and Zeljko Ivanek. Via Variety. Here’s the official synopsis for 12 Monkeys: 12 Monkeys, »
- Matt Goldberg
AMC has hired a director to take on The Walking Dead companion series they are developing. Adam Davidson will direct the pilot episode and help develop this separate story that will follow a different group of survivors. Davidson is a very talented individual who won an Oscar in 1991 for a short film he directed called "The Lunch Date." Since then has worked on a ton of high profile TV series such as Community, Fringe, True Blood, Rome, Dexter, Deadwood, and Lost. He's not a new face around AMC either, as he's worked with them on shows such a as Turn: Washington’s Spies, Low Winter Sun, and Hell on Wheels. The guy is more than qualified to take on this new Walking Dead series.
The new show will be set in the same zombie world as the current TV series, but it will feature a whole new group of »
- Joey Paur
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