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It was an interesting year in TV to say the least. Here’s Speakeasy’s 2011 Rewind, a look back at the highlights and the lowlights on TV this year.
You Didn’t Wanna to Like It, But You Did
- Stephanie Krikorian
Want some original programming during the Christmas holiday? BBC America has you covered with a year-end Nerdist television special airing Christmas Eve hosted by Chris Hardwick -- and not to mention, some very special guests. One of five additional Nerdist specials ordered by the cable network in November following a successful pilot in July, the episode takes a look back at 2011 in pop culture, media and all things tech with guests like Castle's Nathan Fillion, Star Trek: The Next Generation's Wil Wheaton and Franklin & Bash's Kumail Nanjiani along with video segments with Simon Pegg and David Tennant. Photos:
- Philiana Ng
This coming Monday sees the DVD and Blu-ray release of The King Of Fighters, a live action adaptation of the popular video game of the same name. The film stars Maggie Q, Sean Faris and Ray Park, and centres around a fighting tournament held in another dimension. As such, Thn thought it would be good clean fun to look back on some of the finest fight scenes cinema has offered us over the years…
“So you essentially turned a man into a dog.”
As a film on its own merit, Unleashed is pretty darn good. Jet Li often doesn’t seem to be given an opportunity to do anything other than beat up everyone in the room, but here, his sympathetic portrayal of childlike death machine Danny is enough to allow him to flex his acting chops (as well as beating everyone up). In amongst all the tenderheartedness are »
- Ben McCann
Warner Home Video, MTV Geek and The Paley Center for Media proudly present the World Premiere of Justice League: Doom, the next entry in the popular, ongoing series of DC Universe Animated Original Movies, in New York on February 13, 2012. Filmmakers and members of the voice cast will attend the event for red carpet media interviews and a post-screening panel discussion.
A limited number of free tickets are available for the general public. Fans in the New York City area wishing to receive free tickets to the NY event on Feb. 13 must RSVP via email to JLDoomNY@yahoo.com. Email RSVPs should include the fan’s first and last name, and a valid email address.
Tickets to the event will be distributed on a “first come, first served” basis. MTV Geek will also be giving away special seating for the event.
- Robert Greenberger
As we’ve been telling you, whether or not you celebrate Christmas Eve, if you’re a fan of Doctor Who, nerds, and/or The Nerdist, BBC America has given you a reason to celebrate this Christmas Eve. For our viewing pleasure, they are airing Chris Hardwick (aka The Nerdist)-hosted Doctor Who: The Best of the Christmas Specials at 8/7c, followed by The Nerdist: Year in Review. To help us prepare, they’ve posted these lovely videos.
Remember when we told you that BBC America was looking for YouTube video answers to its Doctor Who-related questions, and the best one(s) would be featured in the Best of the Christmas Specials special? There were apparently quite a few submissions (I know, right? We were shocked, too!) so they put together this nice little mashup of some of them for us to enjoy while we wait for »
- Erin Willard
Is Castle fabulous in the ’40s? Which Revenge mainstay is about to become a lot more popular? Who is Sam Winchester’s “old friend”? Read on for those scoops, plus other teases from TV’s hottest shows.
Your January Premieres and Returns Calendar
Castle | The more we hear about the ABC drama’s 1940s-set noir episode, the more killer-diller it sounds. Thus far we knew that Castle’s retro alter ego is a Sam Spade type, while Beckett transforms into a gangster’s moll – specifically, the arm candy of a crooked club owner played by Mark Pellegrino (Supernatural, The Closer). “Stana [Katic] looked fantastic, »
- Matt Webb Mitovich
Castle Photos: 4.11 "Till Death Do Us Apart"
Well, I guess I can consider this an early Christmas present, Castle fans. I was honestly losing hope that they were going to release anything about the much anticipated winter premiere - in which our very own Detective Kevin Ryan will finally tie the knot with Jenny, played by Juliana Dever who happens to be Seamus Dever's wife - but what do ya know, the promotional photos for "Till Death Do Us Apart" just popped up in my inbox.
I know this five-week hiatus (five whole weeks!) must be torture for all of you, but let's think of it this way: at least we have the holidays to distract us from the agonizing wait, right? So here is what "Till Death Do Us Apart" will be all about. A lothario is killed and our favorite dynamic duo will think it has most »
- Luciana Mangas
Not sure I’m a big fan of the animated style that makes Wonder Woman look like jailbait, but eh, maybe you kids will feel different. Three more images from Warner and D.C.’s latest entry in their ever-lucrative line of direct-to-dvd animated movies, “Justice League: Doom” for your viewing pleasure. “Justice League: Doom”, available on DVD and Blu-ray February 28, 2012, finds Superman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Green Lantern, Martian Manhunter, Cyborg and Batman on their heels when a team of super villains discover and implement the Dark Knight’s “contingency plans” for stopping any rogue Justice League member. The story is inspired by Mark Waid’s much-heralded “Jla: Tower of Babel.” The film features the voices of Nathan Fillion (Castle) as Green Lantern, Tim Daly (Private Practice) as Superman, and a grand reunion of actors who provided the voices of the Justice League for the cartoon of the same name and its follow-up, »
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Adam: They'll be in a good place, but maybe not for long. When a dead woman ends up in the mayor's car, Beckett will find herself afraid of pursuing the most obvious suspect. "The stakes are enormous," creator Andrew W. Marlowe tells us. "If something happens to the mayor, Castle is not going to be able to continue his partnership with Beckett. How do you deal with an investigation when you're compromised because of the way you feel?"
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- Adam Bryant and Natalie Abrams
Castle and Fillion Get a Visits from CIA Beals
You know her from Flashdance. You know her from Lie to Me. Get ready to see her in a whole new light as she circles Castle. We are talking about actress Jennifer Beals and her provocative upcoming guest role on the popular crime series.
Beals, who is also Teresa Colvin on The Chicago Code, is mixing it up with Nathan Fillion and Stana Katic on the set of their series. TV Guide reports Beals will get extra comfy with the crew. She’s scheduled to act in a two-episode arc for the ABC drama. The pair of episodes will air this coming February. Wait until you hear who the lovely lady is playing.
Sophia Conrad is a very in control, very sharp and sultry CIA agent. Believe it or not, the character to be acted by Beals has got prior history with Mr. »
- Sasha Nova
Every year around this time there is a tradition as old as lighting the candles or trimming the tree: harping about Golden Globe snubs. It's like complaining about the Emmys, only with the Golden Globes there's a guarantee that at least some of our favorite stars will be drunk at the show. Or at the very least they will be offended by host Ricky Gervais.
Moses Added to The Killing
Mark Moses is no stranger to drama after hanging around with the ladies of Wisteria Lane on Desperate Housewives but he’ll soon get to be on the right side of the law when he guest stars on AMC’s The Killing.
Moses, who plays Paul Young on Desperate Housewives, is returning to AMC for at least eight episodes of a major story arc in Season 2 of The Killing, according to The Hollywood Reporter. He’ll play Lt. Carlson, a detective assigned to investigate Rosie’s death when he joins the Seattle police department. While there’s no official word on it at the moment, the mention of appearing in “at least” eight episodes hints that Carlson could be hanging around Seattle for even longer as a recurring character. Currently, Moses is wrapping up the final season of ABC’s Housewives and he’ll also »
- Marty Shaw
Christmas has come early for fans of ABC’s Castle, as the network has commissioned an extra episode for the series fourth season, bringing the total from 22 to 23. Now for a guy like me, who doesn’t watch Castle religiously, this news does very little in terms of excitement for me. I can however appreciate what this means for the show’s biggest fans. It really is like a gift when your favorite series is extended by an episode or two. Now with the first half of the season over, this will help make the wait until Jan. 9, when the show returns, that much easier.
It was EW.com that first reported the extension. Hopefully the show’s writers will be able to work the extra episode into the narrative of the season, so it doesn’t stick out like a sore thumb. It »
- Brody Gibson
When ABC’s Castle returns with fresh episodes on Monday, Jan. 9, the first episode back will feature the wedding of Detective Kevin Ryan to the lovely Jenny Duffy-o’Malley. But will the undeniable romance of the big day spill over into the long-simmering but oft-stifled Castle/Beckett relationship, and maybe light a fire under those two?
For starters, Stana Katic tells us this much: Romance was in abundant supply during the filming of the episode, seeing as the fictional nuptials starred real-life marrieds Seamus and Juliana Dever, who play Kevin and Jenny.
“It was such a beautiful thing,” Beckett »
- Matt Webb Mitovich
Several behind-the-scenes photos from the currently filming Season 2 of MTV's "Teen Wolf" popped up on the show's Facebook page, and we have a few of them here, including our first look at new cast member Daniel Sharman. In addition, read on for details of how you can win a trip to the set, including the chance to appear in an episode.
Sharman (first photo below; Immortals) is playing Isaac, a troubled young high schooler on the lacrosse team who will be given a unique gift by the new Alpha, Derek. His choices in how he uses that gift may prove far less noble than expected, however. Tyler Posey, Crystal Reed, Dylan O'Brien, Tyler Hoechlin, Holland Roden, and Colton Haynes are all back to reprise their roles of Scott, Allison, Stiles, Derek, Lydia, and Jackson, respectively.
As for the contest, all you have to do is like "Teen Wolf" on Facebook »
- The Woman In Black
Jennifer Beals has signed up for a guest role in Castle. The actress will play a CIA operative in two episodes of the ABC show, TV Guide reports. Her character Sophia Conrad, who is described as intelligent, strong and attractive, helps Castle (Nathan Fillion) and Beckett (Stana Katic) to track down a CIA agent who has gone rogue and is suspected in a murder case. However, it emerges that Sophia and Castle have some history together. Beals (more) »
- By Catriona Wightman
Burbank, CA (Dec 12, 2011) – Earth’s greatest super heroes face foes on all fronts – using a plan initiated from within – in the all-new Justice League: Doom, the next entry in the popular, ongoing series of DC Universe Animated Original Movies. Produced by Warner Premiere, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation, the all-new, PG-13 rated film arrives February 28, 2012 from Warner Home Video as a Blu-Ray™ Combo Pack ($24.98 Srp) and DVD ($19.98 Srp), On Demand and for Download. Both the Blu-Ray™ Combo Pack and DVD will include an UltraViiolet™ Digital Copy,
Justice League: Doom finds Superman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Green Lantern, Martian Manhunter, Cyborg and Batman on their heels when a team of super villains discover and implement the Dark Knight’s “contingency plans” for stopping any rogue Justice League member. The story is inspired by Mark Waid’s much-heralded “Jla: Tower of Babel.”
- Robert Greenberger
Warner Bros. Animation continues to pump out movie straight to DVD DC Comics movies, and today it's been announced that they are developing Justice League Doom which will be inspired by Mark Waid's Tower of Babel storyline.
The story finds Superman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Green Lantern, Martian Manhunter, Cyborg and Batman on their heels when a team of super villains discover and implement the Dark Knight’s “contingency plans” for stopping any rogue Justice League member. The film stars the voice talent of Nathan Fillion, Kevin Conroy, Michael Rosenbaum and Tim Daly.
The DC comics animated movie are hit and miss for me. Some I like other I hate. The most recently film I saw was Batmas: Year One, and even though the animation was good, I didn't care for how it was brought to life. The direction was off, especially with the voice acting.
For those of you »
The Chicago Code/L Word alumna has landed a two-episode guest spot on the ABC drama, playing Sophia, a “smart, commanding, and sexy” CIA agent helping Castle and Beckett search for a fellow operative who has gone rogue, TVGuide.com reports. Turns out, Sophia has a complicated past with the wily author, which, of course, causes tensions among the threesome. Beals’ episodes are slated to air in February.
- Megan Masters
will soon be flashdancing her way over to Castle.
The former Chicago Code star has landed a two-episode stint on the ABC series, according to TV Guide. She'll portray a CIA operative named Sophia Conrad on a couple of February installments.
Look for Beals' character to share a history with Castle and for her to team up with him and Beckett during their hunt for a rogue agent.
The show is off the air until January 9, but it revealed another exciting piece of casting news last week: Mark Pellegrino will play a club owner is another February Sweeps installment. »
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