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Margin Call Review

31 December 2011 3:27 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: J.C. Chandor

Starring: Zachary Quinto, Stanley Tucci, Paul Bettany, Demi Moore, Kevin Spacey, Simon Baker, Jeremy Irons, Penn Badgley, Mary McDonnell

Certificate: 15

Running Time: 107 Minutes

Synopsis: A thriller that revolves around the key people at a investment bank over a 24-hour period during the early stages of the financial crisis.

To say the current economic climate is having a serious effect on all our lives would be an understatement. Most people are cutting back on every aspect of spending, whether it be luxuries or significant everyday necessities. And that’s only those that are able to do so; what about those that are unable to, having lost everything? And why? Well, we all know the answer to that: greedy bankers and businesses, governments unwilling to learn from history, and the boom generation the eventually went… erm, bust. So to give you an idea of how the world of investment »

- Craig Hunter

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Blu-ray Review: Being Human: The Complete First Season

20 December 2011 3:00 AM, PST | ScifiMafia | See recent ScifiMafia news »

 

Genre: Sci-Fi | Horror | Drama

Creators: Anna Fricke and Jeremy Carver, based on the original UK version by Toby Whithouse

Directors: Paolo Barzman, Adam Kane, Charles Binamé, Erik Canuel, Jeremiah S. Chechik, Jerry Ciccoritti

Cast: Sam Witwer, Sam Huntington, Meaghan Rath, Mark Pellegrino

Summary:

For three roommates, being human is harder than it looks… Vampires, werewolves and the supernatural collide in the first season of this Syfy smash series that mixes True Blood with The Vampire Diaries.

From the creative team behind Pillars of the Earth, The Mentalist, and Heroes, Being Human is Syfy’s reimagining of the acclaimed UK series created by Toby Whithouse and starring Sam Witwer (Smallville, Battlestar Galactica), Meaghan Rath (The Assistants), Sam Huntington (Cavemen, Superman Returns) and Mark Pellegrino (Lost, Supernatural).

Being Human: The Complete First Season series follows three paranormal, 20-something roommates living in Boston – vampire “Aidan” (Witwer), werewolf “Josh” (Huntington) and ghost “Sally »

- Erin Willard

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Cougar Town Casts Distant Love Interest for Laurie

19 December 2011 3:13 PM, PST | TVfanatic | See recent TVfanatic news »

Cougar Town - which really is returning to ABC some this this spring, the network swears - has tracked down a love interest for Laurie.

According to TV Line, Edwin Hodge will appear on multiple episodes of the sitcom as Wade, a U.S. soldier who gets involved with Busy Philipps’ hilarious character. Look for these two to interact mostly over Skype, as Wade is stationed in the Middle East.

Hodge, the brother of Leverage star Aldis Hodge, has appeared on Bones, The Mentalist and CSI: Miami. »

- matt@tvfanatic.com (TV Fanatic Staff)

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Episode Recap: The Mentalist - 4.10: "Fugue in Red"

16 December 2011 11:09 AM, PST | PopStar | See recent PopStar news »

For the last four years, we fans have oft wondered about what the enigmatic Patrick Jane (Simon Baker) was like before Red John, before the tragedy and heart break. Would he have wanted to catch criminals for justice's sake, or because he likes a good game? Well, we finally got our answer, whether you were surprised or not depends on how optimistic you are about our broken hero. A fireman, Paul Satterfield is dead with this throat cut on the eve of a fellow fireman's bachelor party. Team Lisbon (Robin Tunney) arrives on scene and Jane manages to piss off the witness, one of the victim's firefighter brothers, in about ten seconds. But at least he rules him out as a suspect. Jane wanders off to look for the murder weapon, since the masked killer was scene running through the nearby woods shortly after the incident. It all hits the »

- mbijeaux@corp.popstar.com (Melissa Bijeaux)

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'The Mentalist': Ep previews tonight's return of 'old Patrick Jane,' more from Red John

15 December 2011 9:52 AM, PST | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

The Patrick Jane that was thought to be gone forever is making a comeback tonight.

For The Mentalist’s midseason finale, executive producer and writer Daniel Cerone says they wanted to give fans a chance to see the Patrick Jane of the past — with a twist. “We always thought it’d be fun to see the old Patrick Jane. You know, the psychic hookster in a shiny suit, but the only real way to do that would be a flashback episode, and those types of episodes generally turn out to be disappointing.” Instead, he says, they opted to bring the old Jane into the present, »

- Sandra Gonzalez

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Diane Farr, James Frain to guest star on 'The Mentalist'

12 December 2011 7:52 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The Mentalist has announced four new guest stars for an upcoming episode of the police procedural. Numb3rs actress Diane Farr will play the owner of a winery, TV Line reports. Meanwhile, NYPD Blue's Bonnie Somerville will portray Farr's character's business partner, with The West Wing's Kathryn Joosten playing the murder victim's neighbor. True Blood actor James Frain will also appear in the episode, which is due to air in February. This season's guest stars have included Craig Bierko, E.T star Henry (more) »

- By Tara Fowler

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Exclusive: The Mentalist Taps Diane Farr, Bonnie Somerville, James Frain For February Sweeps

12 December 2011 2:41 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Diane Farr can check another CBS procedural off her to-do list.

The Numb3rs vet, who guest starred on CSI: Miami in October, will appear in an upcoming Season 4 episode of The Mentalist, TVLine has learned exclusively.

Farr will play Amy Barron, a Type-a, business-minded owner of a small winery in North California. Joining the actress in the outing are Bonnie Somerville (Cashmere Mafia, NYPD Blue) as Amy’s friend/business partner, who is accused of murder, and Kathryn Joosten (Desperate Housewives) as the murder victim’s neighbor.

True Blood‘s James Frain »

- Vlada Gelman

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Episode Recap: The Mentalist - 4.09: "The Redshirt"

9 December 2011 12:49 PM, PST | PopStar | See recent PopStar news »

Rarely does the team get to interact with the victim in their cases, and have the victim actually interact back. But in this case, they might have been better off if the intended victim, Doc Dugan (Craig Bierko) were actually dead. At the very least, he'd have been less annoying. Doc Dugan is a former football quarterback who was once an amazing athlete, and now he suffers from has-beenitis. He's still mega popular, however, and maybe not in a good way because outside his bar, his SUV blows up… with him inside. Team Lisbon (Robin Tunney) arrives and Jane (Simon Baker) seem to be the only one there who doesn't know (or care) about who Dugan was. There is a charred body in the car, but it's burnt beyond recognition. After interviewing the two guys who kept Dugan going, his agent Sudko (Christopher Gartin) and his manager Penn (John Eric Bentley »

- mbijeaux@corp.popstar.com (Melissa Bijeaux)

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The Mentalist Spoilers: Welcome Back Red John

9 December 2011 11:36 AM, PST | TVfanatic | See recent TVfanatic news »

Fret not, fans The Mentalist. Despite less focus on Red John this season, producer/writer Daniel Cerone is here to assure you that the mystery behind Patrick Jane's mystery will soon return to the forefront of the series.

It "will definitely ramp up toward the end of the season more than the middle part, but we do have a nice build,” Cerone tells EW. “We’ve introduced this character, Darcy, who is investigating the supposed reemergence of Red John, but the more time that she spends with Jane, the more suspicious she’s going to become of him. So that investigation into Red John is going to take many twists and turns before the end of the season.”

The Mentalist Promo: "Fugue in Red"

As previewed above, it all starts next Thursday, too. On “Fugue in Red,” Jane will lose his memory an revert to his con-man persona. The storyline »

- matt@mediavine.com (Matt Richenthal)

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'The Mentalist,' 'Terra Nova,' 'How I Met Your Mother,' 'NCIS': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room

9 December 2011 8:46 AM, PST | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Hello, friends!

As we all prepare to celebrate the annual celebration of Saturnalia, it is with great excitement that I present to you this week’s column! Why am I so excited? Because I get a week of vacation starting… Oh, crap! Ten hours ago!

We better get a move on. But while I’m away, remember to keep sending in your questions to spoilerroom@ew.com and sending em via Twitter. (@EWSandraG) See y’all soon!

The Mentalist’: Red John Mystery Will ‘Ramp Up’

The Red John story line has taken so many twists and turns since last »

- Sandra Gonzalez

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'Supernatural's' Jim Beaver returns to 'Justified': What does this mean for Bobby?

8 December 2011 6:22 PM, PST | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

"Supernatural" fans are anxiously awaiting the show's post-holiday return on January 6 to find out whether or not Bobby actually kicked the bucket -- but it appears that Jim Beaver is already moving on.

"Just booked a new arc on 'Justified.' Could be as many as 7 episodes, maybe more. Same character as last time," Beaver tweeted on Dec. 8.

Zap2it confirms that Beaver has been booked for episode 307 and 309, with an option to expand the role in a multi-episode arc.

Beaver, who worked with "Justified" star Timothy Olyphant on "Deadwood" as well, previously appeared in the Season 2 episode "Cottonmouth." His character, Shelby, is a mine manager who narrowly escaped death after getting caught in a heist.

Beaver has appeared on many series during his run on "Supernatural," including "Breaking Bad," "The Mentalist," and a major "Harper's Island" role -- so the fact that he's working elsewhere doesn't necessarily speak to Bobby's condition on the show. »

- editorial@zap2it.com

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The Dark Knight Rises Viral Continues; Hints at Something Special Planned for Tomorrow

8 December 2011 2:58 PM, PST | ScifiMafia | See recent ScifiMafia news »

Well, that was quick! We just brought you the first volley of materials from Warner Bros. Pictures viral marketing campaign for director Christopher Nolan‘s forthcoming Bat-film, The Dark Knight Rises. Now, they have unleashed the second, which holds promise of a third part to hit tomorrow morning!

The first two documents released appeared to feature a mug shot of Israeli actor Alon Aboutboul (Castle, Fringe, The Mentalist), who was we reported back in May was cast as “a particularly evil mad scientist” in the film, along with a document appearing to be a transcript with some items redacted, showing a conversation between a militia member and the CIA Station Chief on the whereabouts of Dr. Leonid Pavel.

Now, the official Twitter account for The Dark Knight Rises @thefirerises has revealed the document below. Check it out!

[Click the Image to Blow Sh!t Up]

You’ll notice two mentions of “Operation Early Bird” and the time of 1000 hours Pst, »

- Jason Moore

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Has The Dark Knight Rises Viral Begun With These Leaked CIA Documents?

8 December 2011 2:00 PM, PST | ScifiMafia | See recent ScifiMafia news »

It would seem that Warner Bros. Pictures has launched its viral campaign for director Christopher Nolan‘s forthcoming bat-film, The Dark Knight Rises. Two outlets were provided with pages from a CIA bulletin, searching  for a missing Russian scientist named “Leonid Pavel.”

The mug shot in the first document appears to be Israeli actor Alon Aboutboul (Castle, Fringe, The Mentalist), who was we reported back in May was cast as “a particularly evil mad scientist” in the film. The second document appears to be a transcript with some items redacted, which shows a conversation between a militia member and the CIA Station Chief on the whereabouts of Dr. Leonid Pavel.

[Click the Images to Blow Sh!t Up]

Could these documents be a lead-in to what transpires in the highly anticipated IMAX prologue? Who is Dr. Pavel? Could he be the man who creates Bane’s mask? Is he the man who creates the weapon that Bane uses »

- Jason Moore

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Morena Baccarin: 'Mentalist return is juicy'

8 December 2011 9:03 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Morena Baccarin has dropped hints about her upcoming return to The Mentalist. The actress first played the murderous Erica Flynn in April 2011 episode, 'Every Rose Has Its Thorn'. "She was apprehended and going to go to trial," Baccarin told TVLine. "But you don't know if she actually made it to prison. After all, she covered her tracks pretty well, and nobody could really prove anything." Baccarin, who currently appears in Showtime's hit drama Homeland, went on to describe Flynn's reunion with Patrick Jane (Simon Baker) as (more) »

- By Morgan Jeffery

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Mentalist Scoop: Craig Bierko Previews 'Creepy' Case, Morena Baccarin Teases Her 'Juicy' Encore

8 December 2011 7:17 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

American Horror Story has nothing on The Mentalist, which this Thursday (CBS, 10/9c) has Jane collaborating with an alive “dead” man (played by Craig Bierko) to track down a would-be murderer.

Also on the horizon for the crime drama: the return of Erica Flynn, the vexing vixen-slash-murderous matchmaker played by Morena Baccarin.

TVLine Presents Your Guide to Fall Finale Dates

First up: This week, Bierko (Boston Legal) guest-stars as “Doc” Duggan, a retired pro football Qb who is believed dead after someone blows up his car. Relishing the rare chance to pick the brain of a “murder victim who’s alive, »

- Matt Webb Mitovich

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DVD Review: ‘The Office: Special Edition’ (10th Anniversary)

7 December 2011 11:41 PM, PST | BuzzFocus.com | See recent BuzzFocus.com news »

For most American viewers, The Office is all about Michael Scott (Steve Carell), the manager of the Scranton, Pennsylvania branch of Dunder Mifflin, a paper company. However, purists know that David Brent (Ricky Gervais) is the one and only king of paper. The BBC series also starred Martin Freeman (Sherlock, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey), Mackenzie Crook (The Adventures of Tintin) and Lucy Davis (Nitrate, The Mentalist, Married Single Other). Faceoff: Michael Scott Vs David Brent The Office: Special Edition celebrates the 10th Anniversary of the original BBC series that spiraled into a successful comedy series on NBC. If you’ve never watched the original series, you will be surprised to learn that this groundbreaking show only had 12 episodes and a 2-part Christmas Special. Yet, its legacy cannot be denied. It’s a little startling to watch the first few episodes of the BBC series if you’ve watched the NBC series. »

- Alexis James-Whitehead

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The TVLine-Up: TV Worth Watching This Thursday

7 December 2011 11:00 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

On TV this Thursday: All four NBC comedies get in the holiday spirit, a very interesting Person of Interest surfaces, Eliza Dushku tackles The League and more. Here’s a dozen programs to keep on your radar.

8 pm The X Factor (Fox) | Another elimination night! Plus, Mary J. Blige and Lenny Kravitz perform.

8 pm Community (NBC) | This is the Christmas episode that sends a certain Fox show hiding under a rock, as the Greendale gang, one by one,  get “possessed” by the Gleeful show choir spirit.

8 pm The Big Bang Theory (CBS) | As Leonard confronts his high school bully »

- Matt Webb Mitovich

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Harry's Law Review: Miracles

7 December 2011 8:49 PM, PST | TVfanatic | See recent TVfanatic news »

Harry, Cassie and Oliver defended a young mother accused of euthanizing her severely ill infant this week, while Tommy and Adam fought the good fight for an Iraq veteran quirw deserving a purple heart.

It seemed Harry's Law was in the business of delivering legal miracles on "Purple Hearts," wasn't it?

While the episode succeeded at pulling the heart strings, I found I was less welcoming of the social commentaries that dominated the hour.

I sincerely appreciated the addition of Josh Braaten to the cast. He's been making the rounds as a guest star, and just when I'd forgotten about his time on The Mentalist, here he was guest starring on Harry's Law.

Other than that, his presence wasn't the focus of the episode, aside from being the defendant's husband in the mercy killing case. Slightly disappointing, but clearly necessary.

That said, did anyone else see that Nurse O'Malley clearly »

- chandel@mediavine.com (C. Charles)

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TV Review: TNT’s ‘Scott Turow’s Innocent’ Deserves Prosecution

29 November 2011 9:41 AM, PST | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – With the success of mystery shows like “C.S.I.” and “The Mentalist,” why not try and bring back a staple of the ’70s and ’80s TV scene, the mystery movie of the week? Such is the thinking behind TNT’s programmers, as the network will debut a whopping four stand-alone mystery movies in the next month, starting with tonight’s debut of “Scott Turow’s Innocent,” starring Bill Pullman, Marcia Gay Harden, Alfred Molina, and Richard Schiff. Despite the stellar cast, this is a limp, dull effort that will only serve to remind viewers why they don’t make TV movies like this often any more.

Television Rating: 2.0/5.0

Twenty years ago, Turow made waves with the book and film for the tight mystery of “Presumed Innocent.” In Alan Pakula’s film, Harrison Ford memorably played Rusty Sabich, a prosecutor who watched his life turn upside down after his mistress ended up dead. »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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'The Mentalist' clues in 1.5m on Channel 5

25 November 2011 2:44 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The Mentalist slightly improved week-on-week to deliver decent numbers for Channel 5 last night, according to overnight audience data. The Simon Baker procedural clued in 1.46m (5.7%) in the 9pm hour, beating BBC Two's combination of Rev (1.28m/4.9%) and Life's Too Short (1.25m/4.9%). NCIS followed on Channel 5 by drawing 823k (4.4%), while Highland Emergency and Fairground Attractions took 658k (2.8%) from 7.30pm and 855k (3.5%) from 8pm respectively. ITV1's I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! once again performed strongly, beating its competition with 8.33m (32.9%). A further 395k (1.9%) caught the jungle reality show on +1, and 807k (4.38%) tuned in for I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here Now! over on ITV2. Piers Morgan's Life Stories with John Prescott was seen by 874k (6.8%) from (more) »

- By Ben Lee

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