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When you’re on a role you’re on a role! Once again here is a list of ten actors who achieved cult movie villainy on the strength of one movie. Some of the actors faded into obscurity while others continued their careers without scaling the heights of their defining cinematic performance. Perhaps I should do a one for heroes! Nah! Villains are much more fun!
Rudolph Klein-Rogge (Metropolis – 1927)
Although dated, Fritz Lang’s utopian masterpiece still has the unique power to fascinate. Not only did the film make a star of Brigitte Helm, it introduced the father of all mad scientists, C A Rotwang, played with eye rolling relish by Lang’s favourite actor Rudolph Klein-Rogge. The Austrian born star specialised in villainous roles so he was a natural for playing the nutty inventor who creates the legendary female robot used to impersonate Helm’s freedom fighter. With his exaggerated mannerisms and facial expressions, »
The pilot for A&E's "Occult" has just expanded by two as both Daniel Henney and Brennan Brown have signed on to co-star in the project, which already boasts a pretty impressive cast with Josh Lucas, Lynn Collins, and Agnes Bruckner.
The potential new series is written by James Wong ("The X-Files," "Millennium," "American Horror Story"), who will executive produce with Michael Bay and his partners at Platinum Dunes, Andrew Form and Brad Fuller, producing.
"Occult" revolves around Dolan, an FBI agent (Lucas) who has returned from administrative leave after going off the deep end while investigating his wife’s disappearance. Eager to be back on the job, he is paired with an agent with her own complicated back story who specializes in the occult (Collins). Together, they will solve cases for the newly formed occult crimes task force. Bruckner will play Lucy, an attractive, edgy young soul caught up in the occult. »
- The Woman In Black
We were so disappointed that Zero Hour wasn’t given more time to gain an audience, but at least were pleased when ABC announced that the entire first season would air this summer, including the first three episodes that aired in the winter.
Happily, ABC has now paired those episodes with unaired episodes from another gone-too-soon show from earlier this season, 666 Park Avenue, according to Deadline. As you know from the SciFiMafia.com Spring and Summer Primetime TV Schedule and the SciFiMafia.com Calendar, Zero Hour premieres Saturday, June 15 at 8/7c. 666 Park Avenue will join Zero Hour on June 22, following it at 9/8c and continuing weekly for three more weeks.
Excellent news, I’m So looking forward to summer Saturdays, these were great shows; thanks to ABC for airing the rest of the episodes.
As the publisher of a paranormal enthusiast magazine, Modern Skeptic, Hank Galliston has spent his career following clues, »
- Erin Willard
"666 Park Avenue" was one of the biggest disappointments of the last TV season - both for viewers story-wise and for ABC ratings-wise. But fans of the show will finally have some closure when the network begins airing the remaining four episodes on Saturday, June 22nd.
Per TVLine the ill-fated spooker, which ABC pulled from the schedule following its December 2, 2012 broadcast, will reward loyal viewers with a finale on July 13. Speaking with the site recently, series star Rachael Taylor gave the final episode two very enthusiastic thumbs up, saying, “I love the ending. Everything gets completely flipped on its head, and it was very fun for me to play. My character is very different in the last episode. I’m really looking forward to people seeing the end, because shit gets crazy.”
At the ominous address of 666 Park Avenue, anything you desire can be yours. Everyone has needs, desires, and ambition. »
- The Woman In Black
Ron Weaver, a three-time Daytime Emmy Award-winning TV producer who worked on “The Bold and the Beautiful” and who was part of the original team that created “Sesame Street,” died in his Los Angeles-area home on May 11. He was 75.
Renowned for his work on “The Bold and the Beautiful,” Weaver joined the skein as associate producer in 1986 and served as a member of the team, which included co-creators William J. Bell and Lee Phillip Bell, that launched the series. Weaver climbed the ladder to senior producer and veep of Bbl, Inc., staying aboard the daytime drama ship for 27 years.
Prior to “The Bold and the Beautiful,” Weaver served as director of operations and production services for Children’s Television Workshop, where he worked on “Sesame Street,” “The Electric Company,” “3-2-1 Contact,” “Feeling Good” and “The Best of Families.” He also played a pivotal role in the international launch of »
- Sean Fitz-Gerald
The secret lives of Lifetime's Wives will not be told. The female-skewing cable network has opted to not move forward with its Kim Raver drama pilot The Secret Lives of Wives inspired by Iris Krasnow's book of the same name, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Grey's Anatomy's Raver starred in the ensemble drama that explored the unvarnished truth behind the marriages of four different women -- Michelle (Raver), Reed (Criminal Minds' Salli Richardson), Keaton (Three Rivers' Amber Clayton) and Jessie (Paranormal Activity 3's Lauren Bittner). Photos: 18 New Midseason TV Series Jill Gordon (Five) penned the pilot for the Warner Horizon effort and exec produced alongside Dan
- Lesley Goldberg
Joking with reporters is always a risky venture. At Fox’s Tuesdays press junket, the network’s entertainment chairman Kevin Reilly was huddled with a gaggle of writers after his executive session and candidly referenced “stumbling out of the gate” with the ill-fated fall drama The Mob Doctor. He then quipped, “which, by the way, was the worst title in the history of the world.”
Sure enough, that quote popped up in online reports yesterday. And make no mistake — The Mob Doctor was a stinker title (though after the upfronts last year, we actually thought CBS’ upcoming drama Golden Boy »
- James Hibberd
In select theatres and on VOD right now is the sci-fi horror flick Crawlspace from producer Greg McLean (Wolf Creek) and director Justin Dix. Check out an exclusive clip from the film and decide if you wanna pony up for the whole enchilada.
The sci-fi action thriller features an ensemble cast of actors led by Ditch Davey ("Blessed") and Amber Clayton ("Three Rivers"). It marks the directorial debut of FX wizard Justin Dix (Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones).
Deep in the heart of the unforgiving Australian desert lies Pine Gap, a top-secret government facility operated by the United States military. When the base comes under attack from unknown forces, an elite team is sent in to extract the military scientists. They encounter a beautiful young woman with no memory of how she came to be in the base, and find it overrun by disturbed patients from the base’s medical sector. »
- Uncle Creepy
8 items from 2013