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Comic-Con Preview: As TV Takes Over, Affleck, 'Star Wars' and 'Hunger Games' Make Splash

1 July 2015 3:00 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

It's not news that over the past few years Comic-Con, July's gargantuan genre fan convention in San Diego, has moved from movies toward television. Clearly, it's a reflection of the entertainment industry, as HBO's "Game of Thrones" and AMC's "Walking Dead" needed the scale of Hall H to accommodate their fan hordes. (Bursting at the seams, the Con will stay where it is through 2018.)  And for the first time this year, Amazon Instant Video will be introducing new series, Philip K. Dick's "The Man in the High Castle" (from Frank Spotnitz and David Zucker) and "Hand of God" (from director Marc Forster) at Comic-Con (trailer below). PBS is promoting "Sherlock," the Brit series that made new Academy member Benedict Cumberbatch a star. Netflix is showcasing the Wachowskis' "Sense8." And Seth Macfarlane, Anne Druyan and Neil deGrasse Tyson are participating on a "Cosmos" panel.  But this year...

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Comic-Con Preview: As TV Takes Over, Affleck, 'Star Wars' and 'Hunger Games' Make Splash

1 July 2015 3:00 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

It's not news that over the past few years Comic-Con, July's gargantuan genre fan convention in San Diego, has moved from movies toward television. Clearly, it's a reflection of the entertainment industry, as HBO's "Game of Thrones" and AMC's "Walking Dead" needed the scale of Hall H to accommodate their fan hordes. (Bursting at the seams, the Con will stay where it is through 2018.)  And for the first time this year, Amazon Instant Video will be introducing new series, Philip K. Dick's "The Man in the High Castle" (from Frank Spotnitz and David Zucker) and "Hand of God" (from director Marc Forster) at Comic-Con (trailer below). PBS is promoting "Sherlock," the Brit series that made new Academy member Benedict Cumberbatch a star. Netflix is showcasing the Wachowskis' "Sense8." And Seth Macfarlane, Anne Druyan and Neil deGrasse Tyson are participating on a "Cosmos" panel.  But this year »

- Anne Thompson

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Sherlock will be heading to San Diego for Comic-Con 2015

30 June 2015 2:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Sherlock is heading to San Diego for this year's Comic-Con.

The annual fan event has now unveiled its complete schedule for 2015 - with a Sherlock panel confirmed for Thursday, July 9.

Steven Moffat, Sue Vertue and actor Rupert Graves (Lestrade) will hold court in Ballroom 20 from 3.45pm to 5.15pm.

Moffat will also be attending a Doctor Who panel in the larger Hall H, from 2.15pm-3.15pm on the same day - joined by Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, Michelle Gomez and executive producer Brian Minchin.

Netflix's Sense8 is another last-minute addition to Comic-Con's July 9 schedule, hosting a panel in Room 5Ab with co-creator and writer J Michael Straczynski.

A&E's Bates Motel - a regular at the event - will not be in attendance this year due to cast scheduling conflicts, according to Deadline.

Comic-Con 2015 runs from July 8-12 at the San Diego Convention Centre in San Diego, California.

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Andrew Scott Sails To Swallows And Amazons

29 June 2015 11:45 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

It appears that the team behind the new Swallows And Amazons are taking a few liberties with Arthur Ransome’s story, adding a mysterious new secret agent character. And they’ve hired someone well used to being enigmatic – Sherlock’s own Moriarty, Andrew Scott.Ransome’s 1930 tome is set in the summer of 1929, and finds the Walker children (John, Susan, Titty - now called Tatty - and Roger) staying at a farm in the Lake District, during the school holidays. They sail a borrowed dinghy named Swallow and meet the Blackett children (Nancy and Peggy), who sail a dinghy named Amazon. The Walkers camp on an island in the lake while the Blacketts live in their house nearby. But there’s menace at large. A dark presence on the island - the Blacketts’ uncle James Turner, Aka 'Captain Flint’ - tests their skills of survival and the value of friendship, »

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‘Sherlock’s’ Moriarty, Andrew Scott, Joins Cast of ‘Swallows and Amazons’ (Exclusive)

29 June 2015 10:08 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — Andrew Scott, who is Jim Moriarty in “Sherlock” and is soon to be seen as Denbigh in James Bond movie “Spectre,” has joined the cast of Philippa Lowthorpe’s feature film adaptation of Arthur Ransome’s adventure story “Swallows and Amazons.” Scott, whose other movie credits include “Pride,” will play a secret agent — by the name of Lazlow — in pursuit of the reclusive and enigmatic Jim Turner (Rafe Spall), inspired by Ransome’s own life as a spy.

In the novel “Swallows and Amazons,” Ransome based the character of Turner on himself as a novelist. The filmmakers behind this new adaptation have been inspired by Ransome’s secret life as an agent for the British intelligence service MI6, and based Turner on Ransome the spy. The truth about Ransome’s role as a secret agent, whose code name was S.76, was revealed 10 years ago when the British government released »

- Leo Barraclough

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Casting: Smith, Magnussen, Scott, Gunn, Yuan

29 June 2015 6:37 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The Passing Season

"Sense8" and "Stargate Universe" hunk Brian J. Smith has signed on to star in Gabriel Long's indie drama "The Passing Season" which begins shooting this week in Rhode Island.

In the script by Long and Matthew-Lee Erlbach, Smith will play a pro hockey player whose career comes to an abrupt end. He returns to his hometown, reconnects with a group of high school friends. [Source: Deadline]

Snowfall

Billy Magnussen has scored one of the lead roles in John Singleton's drugs drama series "Snowfall" for FX. The story is set against the infancy of the crack cocaine epidemic in Los Angeles in the 1980s and its ultimate impact on the culture.

Magnussen will play one of three characters on a violent collision course. His is a wealthy family's black sheep who risks everything to become a player in the burgeoning cocaine trade. Filming begins this Summer. [Source: Deadline]

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- Garth Franklin

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Sherlock Holmes: 10 offbeat takes on the Great Detective

29 June 2015 5:49 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

From spoofs to point-and-click adventure games, here are 10 of the most memorable unusual incarnations of Sherlock Holmes...

We don’t know a great deal about the content of the 90-minute Sherlock special set to air later this year, but one thing has emerged from the set photos and tantalising titbits of information we’ve seen so far. Sherlock Holmes and John Watson will be in nineteenth-century garb, pitching them back into the setting of the legendary detective’s original adventures: 1895, to be precise. Why that happens is as yet unclear, but all will be revealed.

For those still craving their Holmes fix in the meantime, the new film Mr. Holmes offers us Ian McKellen’s take on the character, musing upon an old case as he looks back on his long career from the vantage point of retirement. Jonny Lee Miller’s ultra-modern, Us-based Sherlock will be entering his fourth »

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Kevin Fiege talks Doctor Strange and gender-swapping The Ancient One

29 June 2015 4:50 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

As we gear up for the release of Ant-Man, it seems only right that Marvel head honcho Kevin Fiege start the hype machine for upcoming releases from the McU schedule. In particular, Doctor Strange.

Feige has confirmed at a press event for Ant-Man that Stephen Strange will indeed be living in New York saying, “The Sanctum is on Bleeker Street, the modern day Bleeker Street. He will be the strangest thing walking out onto that street.”

Casting for the movie is currently taking place in London ahead of the movie starting production in November. One bit of casting that has caused a few stirs around the Internet is Tilda Swinton playing The Ancient One. “As we were developing this film we looked at The Ancient One as a mantle more than a specific person,” Fiege said of the gender change. “The sorcerers have been around for millennia, protecting us from »

- Luke Owen

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Comic Con 2015 Thursday Schedule

25 June 2015 2:42 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

San Diego Comic-Con 2015 has released their full schedule for Thursday, July 9. For your convenience, we have pulled out all of the movie, TV and DVD related panels and events below, but you can can visit Comic-Con.org to check out the full schedule including comic book and video game panels. Take a look at all of the movie, TV and DVD events that will take place during the first day of Comic Con.

Thursday, July 9

10:00am - 11:00am - Amazon: Hand of God

Amazon will introduce the Comic-Con audience to Hand of God; a one-hour drama series that stars Golden Globe winner Ron Perlman in his first lead television role since Sons of Anarchy, as the honorable justice Pernell Harris. The series centers on Harris, a powerful and corrupt judge who comes apart at the seams in the aftermath of a family tragedy. Stricken by grief, and in »

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Stephen Mangan to play Arthur Conan Doyle

25 June 2015 4:00 AM, PDT | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

Stephen Mangan is set to lead the cast in 'Houdini and Doyle'. The 47-year-old actor will be playing Sherlock creator Arthur Conan Doyle alongside American actor Michael Weston, who will portray escape artist Harry Houdini in the new ITV drama, described as a story of ''real-life friends, real-life adversaries and real-life crime solvers''. Executive producer David Shore said: 'I've long been intrigued by both Houdini and Doyle, men who were ahead of their time, each fascinating in their own right. But the idea that these two, seemingly so different, could have been friends is almost too perfect. ''In Michael and Stephen, we have »

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Star Trek: 27 geeky things about the Jj Abrams films

25 June 2015 2:45 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Here are more nerdy spots in the final two Trek films to date: Star Trek (2009) and Star Trek Into Darkness...

Spoilers for Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness lie ahead.

Like their forerunners, the two latest Star Trek films, in their semi-rebooted, alternative universe, are replete with famous faces from outside the franchise, surprising cameos and multiple little touches that raise a smile.

With the third film in the rebooted series coming next year, the 50th anniversary of the debut of Star Trek on TV in 1966, let's take a look at a few of the geeky nods in Jj's Trek films.

1. Star Trek Nemesis left a lot of dangling threads, on purpose, as a story treatment for a direct sequel was already being worked on. Unfortunately due to some less than stellar decisions by executives, the release date of the film was repositioned and the decision was made to »

- simonbrew

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Captain America: Civil War And Doctor Strange Details Revealed At CineEurope

24 June 2015 4:17 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

The Hollywood Reporter has a piece up about Disney's presentation at CineEurope today, and some very interesting details about Captain America: Civil War were revealed. They unfortunately don't go into great detail, but do reveal that a video was shown featuring co-director Joe Russo explaining that the story of the threequel revolves around "collateral damage" after the actions of The Avengers results in a loss of life. That sounds just like the comics, but minus the New Warriors.  The tension between Captain America and Iron Man (it's not clear whether or not actual footage was shown, but it sounds like it) was also touched upon, with Robert Downey Jr. stating: "The name Civil War implies there are sides." Meanwhile, artist impressions of Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange were shown, with Kevin Feige stating that the Sherlock star is perfect for the role because he offers a "complicated emotional structure." Frustratingly, »

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Doctor Who and Sherlock Hit Empire Magazine Poll Top 10

24 June 2015 12:18 AM, PDT | Kasterborous.com | See recent Kasterborous news »

Andrew Reynolds is a writer at Kasterborous Doctor Who News and Reviews - All the latest Doctor Who news and reviews with our weekly podKast, features and interviews, and a long-running forum.

The Doctor and Sherlock have made it into the top ten greatest television characters of all time, according to a poll for film magazine Empire. Doctor Who came in fourth behind Walter White of Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones hero Tyrion Lannister, played by Peter Dinklage, and The Simpsons’ Homer Simpson. Benedict Cumberbatch’s Sherlock came...

The post Doctor Who and Sherlock Hit Empire Magazine Poll Top 10 appeared first on Kasterborous Doctor Who News and Reviews. »

- Andrew Reynolds

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Gatiss, Jacobi & Reid on New Who Do You Think You Are?

22 June 2015 9:04 PM, PDT | Kasterborous.com | See recent Kasterborous news »

Philip Bates is a writer at Kasterborous Doctor Who News and Reviews - All the latest Doctor Who news and reviews with our weekly podKast, features and interviews, and a long-running forum.

Who Do You Think You Are? returns to BBCOne soon and we’ve got some familiar faces in store. For one, there’s Mark Gatiss, who many will recognise as Mycroft Holmes in Sherlock, or even from his League of Gentlemen and Game of Thrones work, but Whovians will know him for his extensive writing credentials on our favourite show. His first on-screen Who credit was The...

The post Gatiss, Jacobi & Reid on New Who Do You Think You Are? appeared first on Kasterborous Doctor Who News and Reviews. »

- Philip Bates

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Mr Holmes review – the old sleuth on the trail of his younger self

22 June 2015 1:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Ian McKellen brings affection and grace to a whimsical portrait of an elderly Sherlock Holmes, struggling with his memory and his myth

Is there a version of Sherlock Holmes we haven’t seen? Screen incarnations of Arthur Conan Doyle’s most celebrated character date back to the birth of cinema (the tricksy short Sherlock Holmes Baffled was made at the turn of the century), and Conan Doyle himself praised actor Eille Norwood’s “wonderful impersonation of Holmes” in shorts and features from the early 1920s. John Barrymore, Raymond Massey and Clive Brook all played the detective before The Hound of the Baskervilles (1939) established Basil Rathbone as the iconic bearer of the deerstalker and pipe combo. More recently we’ve had Robert Downey Jr as a pugilist detective in Guy Ritchie’s punchy reboots, and Benedict Cumberbatch as a thoroughly modern Sherlock in the hit BBC TV series.

Now comes Sir Ian McKellen, »

- Mark Kermode, Observer film critic

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Oscar-Nominated Actor Biggest Professional Regret: Turning Down 'Doctor Who'

19 June 2015 4:25 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Ron Moody in Mel Brooks' 'The Twelve Chairs.' The 'Doctor Who' that never was. Ron Moody: 'Doctor Who' was biggest professional regret (See previous post: "Ron Moody: From Charles Dickens to Walt Disney – But No Harry Potter.") Ron Moody was featured in about 50 television productions, both in the U.K. and the U.S., from the late 1950s to 2012. These included guest roles in the series The Avengers, Gunsmoke, Starsky and Hutch, Hart to Hart, and Murder She Wrote, in addition to leads in the short-lived U.S. sitcom Nobody's Perfect (1980), starring Moody as a Scotland Yard detective transferred to the San Francisco Police Department, and in the British fantasy Into the Labyrinth (1981), with Moody as the noble sorcerer Rothgo. Throughout the decades, he could also be spotted in several TV movies, among them:[1] David Copperfield (1969). As Uriah Heep in this disappointing all-star showcase distributed theatrically in some countries. »

- Andre Soares

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Bill Condon interview: Mr Holmes, Beauty & The Beast

17 June 2015 9:59 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Bill Condon chats to us about Sir Ian McKellen, Benedict Cumberbatch, Beauty & The Beast, and Mr Holmes...

We caught up with director Bill Condon recently to chat about his new film Mr Holmes, a fictional biopic of the famous Baker Street sleuth played by Sir Ian McKellen. Condon has a vast and wide-ranging career in the movies with titles like the outstanding Gods & Monsters and Kinsey sitting beside showstoppers like Dreamgirls and The Twilight Saga.

Despite suffering from a bout of hay fever (your author was suffering too, dear reader), Bill was warm and friendly, and we bonded over our mutual love for the Disney animated film Beauty And The Beast (which he is currently directing a live action remake of).

How did Mr Holmes come about? Was this a project that you were keen to do?

Actually, Anne Carey, the producer, came to me with the script, based on »

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Spectre featurette – Video blog shows Mexico City footage

15 June 2015 9:44 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Spectre featurette: A new video blog shows behind the scenes footage from the shooting of the opening sequence at the Day Of The Dead festival in Mexico City. Spectre featurette

A new Spectre featurette has just been released from the production of the 24th James Bond adventure. The 2-minute promo features a behind-the-scenes look at the film, which is still shooting under the direction of Sam Mendes.

The Mexico set action sequence will have the country’s Day Of The Dead festival as a back drop, and will feature as the elaborate opening scene of the new movie, which opens in the UK and the Us in early November this year.

Sam Mendes said: “I wanted the audience to be dropped right into the middle of a very, very specific, very heady, rich environment. It’s the Day of the Dead, everywhere you look there’s colour and detail and life. »

- Paul Heath

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Mr Holmes review: Ian McKellen searches for Sherlock's soul

15 June 2015 1:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Director: Bill Condon; Screenwriter: Jeffrey Hatcher; Starring: Ian McKellen, Laura Linney, Milo Parker, Roger Allam, Frances de la Tour; Running time: 104 mins; Certificate: PG

Sherlock Holmes has never been more popular, what with Robert Downey Jr, Benedict Cumberbatch and Johnny Lee Miller all putting their stamp on the character in a big-budget movie franchise and concurrent TV series respectively. With low-key drama Mr Holmes, director Bill Condon goes farther out into imagined realms, casting Ian McKellen as the Baker Street detective at 93, when that famous intellect is beginning to fail, leading him on a fascinating, quite poignant search of his own soul.

Mitch Cullin's source novel A Slight Trick of the Mind takes a mischievous leap by crediting the work of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to the recently deceased Dr Watson. These books are an endless source of bemusement for Holmes who, in 1947, is retired and living in the Sussex countryside, »

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Benedict Cumberbatch Is a Dad! Actor Welcomes First Child, a Baby Boy, With Sophie Hunter

13 June 2015 9:27 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Benedict Cumberbatch is a dad! The 38-year-old Sherlock and The Imitation Game star and wife Sophie Hunter, a 37-year-old actress and director, have welcomed their first child, a baby boy, Cumberbatch's rep told People magazine and USA Today on Saturday. "Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter are delighted to announce the arrival of their beautiful son," the outlets quoted the rep as saying in a statement. "We would kindly ask everyone to respect the family's privacy during these next few precious weeks." The name of the British couple's son was not revealed. Cumberbatch's rep had announced her pregnancy in January, two »

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