15 items from 2015
Wolfe Releasing has taken U.S. rights on Finnish auteur Mika Kaurismaki’s “The Girl King,” an English-language biopic of 17th century Swedish Queen Kristina toplining Rising Swedish star Malin Buska in the title role.
Sold by Scandinavian sales company The Yellow Affair, pic is about one of the most iconic queens in history, Queen Christina of Sweden. She was crowned Queen in 1633 at the age of six and raised as a prince.
Mika Kaurismaki is known for comedy “L.A. Without a Map,” with Johnny Depp, Vincent Gallo, and Julie Delpy, and more recently Finnish comedy/road movie “Road North.” He is the older brother of director Aki Kaurismaki.
“Girl King” is a co-production between Finland, Canada, Germany, and Sweden.
The deal was negotiated by Jim Stephens, »
- Nick Vivarelli
According to CarterMatt.com, The CW will not be moving forward with their Tales From the Darkside reboot, with the show's anthology format and lack of a showrunner reportedly two of the reasons why the network passed on the series.
Joe Hill (Horns, NOS4A2, Locke & Key) wrote and executive produced the project and Kris Lemche (Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D., Final Destination 3, Ginger Snaps, eXistenZ, Haven) was playing the lead role, a character named Newman who had knowledge of The Darkside and was going to appear in all (or most) episodes.
- Derek Anderson
HitFix's recent spate of "Best Year in Film History" pieces inevitably spurred some furious debate among our readers, with some making compelling arguments for years not included in our pieces (2007 and 1968 were particularly popular choices) and others openly expressing their bewilderment at the inclusion of others (let's just say 2012 took a beating). In the interest of giving voice to your comments, below we've rounded up a few of the most thoughtful, passionate, surprising and occasionally incendiary responses to our pieces, including my own (I advocated for The Year of Our Lynch 2001, which is obviously the best). Here we go... Superstar commenter "A History of Matt," making an argument for 1968: The Graduate. Bullit. The Odd Couple. The Lion in Winter. Planet of the Apes. The Thomas Crown Affair. Funny Girl. Rosemary's Baby. And of course, 2001, A Space Odyssey. And that's only a taste of the greatness of that year. "Lothar the Flatulant, »
- Chris Eggertsen
The Academy of Canadians in Sports and Entertainment Los Angeles released its list of nominees for the 2015 Golden Maple Awards.
The ceremony fetes Canadian talent of TV series broadcast in the U.S. in the past calendar year in three categories: actor, actress and newcomer of the year.
Honorees, award presenters and master of ceremony are currently being secured, as are the venue and time, which will all be announced at a later date.
Complete list of nominees:
Best Actor in a TV Series Broadcasted in the U.S.:
- Seth Kelley
Article by Jim Batts, Dana Jung, and Tom Stockman
The Birds screens at Schlafly Bottleworks (7260 Southwest Ave.- at Manchester – Maplewood, Mo 63143) Thursday, April 2nd at 7pm. It is a benefit for Helping Kids Together (more details about this event can be found Here)
This gives us a perfect excuse to re-run this top ten list from March of 2012. Alfred Hitchcock directed 54 feature films between 1925 and 1976, and here, according to We Are Movie Geeks, are his ten best:
Frenzy, Hitchcock’s next to last feature film from 1972, represented a homecoming of sorts since it was the first film completely shot in his native England since his silents and early ” talkies ” in the 1930’s. By dipping into the then somewhat new territory of serial killers, he took full advantage of the new cinema freedoms and truly earned his ‘ R ‘ MPAA rating. Perhaps ole’ ” Hitch ” wanted to give those young up-and-coming »
- Movie Geeks
Is a Castle shake-up ahead? How will a Haven hero handle big Troubles? Is there hope for a Teen Wolf twosome? Which new face will support Bones‘ Booth? Read on for answers to those questions plus teases from other shows.
I’d love to read anything new you have for Castle! Please?! –M.
This is a bit interesting: I asked showrunner David Amann – on behalf of a reader, maybe? I forget – if there might ever be an episode that pits the men against the women, sort of »
To celebrate the first anniversary of Titanfall from EA and Respawn, as a birthday present to all Microsoft has set the Titanfall Season Pass – for Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC – price to a grand total of zero pennies. That’s right – it’s free!
You’ll be getting all three Dlc’s in this Season Pass which are the “Expedition,” “Frontier’s Edge,” and “Imc Rising” expansions each containing three new maps, that include :-
Runoff Swampland War Games
Dig Site Export Haven
Backwater Zone 18 Sand Trap
For those of you that haven’t returned to Titanfall since its initial release perhaps now is the time? With this blast of free new content, along with new modes added since you’ve been away – which include the co-op Horde mode – the servers are going to be a pretty busy place for you to call in you stomping behemoth. »
We've had the blinds. We've had the battles. And now the contestants who are still standing on The Voice UK face the knockouts! Yes, over a double bill this weekend - there's an episode on Saturday and on Sunday - they'll each choose a "killer song" to try to make it into the live shows.
Exciting, right? And to make things even more exciting, we've got the full list of songs the acts have chosen. Rita Ora and will.i.am will pit their teams against each other on Saturday, while Ricky Wilson and Sir Tom Jones will put their acts to the test on Sunday. So without further ado, read on to find out what songs you can expect...
DTwinz - 23, London
'I'm Every Woman' - Whitney Houston
Joe Woolford - 20, North Wales
'Hey Ya' - Outkast
Mitch Miller - 26, London
'You Spin Me Round (Like A »
"...there is, unseen by most, an underworld, a place that is just as real, but not as brightly lit... a darkside." This underworld can now expect its first visitor, as the reboot of George A. Romero's 1980s anthology series Tales From the Darkside, a project that was recently given a pilot order from The CW, has now cast its lead.
Deadline reports that Kris Lemche (Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D., Final Destination 3, Ginger Snaps, eXistenZ, Haven) has signed on for the central role in The CW's pilot for the Tales From the Darkside reboot. The original series was episodic and featured a new set of characters in each installment, but in the reboot, we can expect to see one character appear in every episode, one who has ties to The Darkside. This character, named Newman, will be played by Lemche. Newman is "a weathered and tortured young man... the guide »
- Derek Anderson
RelatedPilot Season ’15: Scoop on This Fall’s (Possible) New Shows, Who’s In Them
A remake of the iconic ’80s anthology horror series, Darkside follows a troubled young man named Newman (Lemche) who experiences horrifying events connected to a plane of existence known as The Darkside.
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World Wrestling Entertainment announced on Tuesday that Hall of Famer Edge is set to return to the company to star in the WWE Films release; Interrogation. The movie will also co-star current WWE diva Lana.
As noted by WWE.com, Interrogation is the third installment in the Lionsgate Action Six-Pack, a series of films between WWE Studios and Lionsgate meant to showcase emerging talent.
Lana, whose real name is Cj Perry, has acting credits of her own. She’s appeared in some television shows and is in the movies Pitch Perfect 2 and Soul according to her IMDb profile. She’s done a phenomenal job of portraying the “Ravishing Russian” Lana that is the manager of Rusev. Despite not being a wrestler, »
- John Canton
However stagily preposterous, George Cukor’s 1940 movie The Philadelphia Story, now rereleased, is also utterly beguiling, funny and romantic; it is based on the same stage play, by Philip Barry, as the 1956 musical High Society. This is the most famous example of the intriguing and now defunct prewar genre of “comedy of remarriage”, the subject of an equally interesting study by film theorist Stanley Cavell called Pursuits Of Happiness. It features three stars from the studio era who are the aristocrats, or deities, of the Hollywood golden age: Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn and James Stewart. Part of the fascination in watching this movie again is savouring those three extraordinary voices, highly imitable but entirely unique. Hepburn is the statuesque heiress Tracy Lord, »
- Peter Bradshaw
The best thing about the Super Bowl is — be it the game, the commercials, the halftime show or just the snacks -- there’s a little something for everyone.
But when the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots face off this Sunday in Super Bowl Xlix, some celebs are getting very into their teams.
Here’s a break down of who's hoping the Seattle Seahawks take home the Lombardi trophy for the second consecutive year and who's rooting on the New England Patriots, despite the Deflate Gate scandal.
Watch: Top Late-Night Jokes About Patriots 'Deflate Gate'
The Grammy winning artist and father-to-be is a Huge Seahawks fan. He celebrated with the team in the locker room after they won the Nfc Championship last year and performed at the teams Super Bowl Championship party in 2014.
Will Ferrell: Seahawks
The actor is a big Seahawks fan and an even bigger Pete Carroll fan (not surprising »
The works of Stephen King have always found a home on the small screen. Back during the heydey of the network mini-series in the late 1980s and early 1990s, several of King's sprawling works made their way to multi-night event shows. The Shining, The Tommyknockers, The Stand, and more brought dense novels that could not fit into a two hour run-time to the safe environment of ABC and other networks. In recent years, King projects like Haven and Under The Dome have enjoyed longer "event »
- Alex Maidy
It's hard to believe that one of our favorite sitcoms from the 2000's turns 15 today -- "Malcolm in the Middle." Yes, we feel old too ... life is unfair. The series followed "middle" child Malcolm, played by Frankie Muniz, a high school student with a genius Iq and embarrassing family of six (later seven).With a smarty pants, a military teen, a bully and the one and only Dewey running around the house, parents Lois (Jane Kaczmarek) and Hal (Bryan Cranston), definitely had their hands full! So, what have these stars been up to in the last 15 years?Muniz continued to act after the show’s cancelation in 2006, appearing in the Syfy film "Blast Vegas" and an episode of "Don't Trust the B In Apartment 23." He has two films slated for this year: "Hot Bath an’ a Stiff Drink 2" with Robert Patrick and "Road to Capri" with Virginia Madsen and Alfred Molina. »
- tooFab Staff
15 items from 2015
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