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Jarvis’ hitherto unseen wife on Agent Carter has finally been unmasked.
PhotosMarvel’s Agent Carter Season 2 First Look: Who’s the (New) Boss?
Per the character description, Ana immediately befriends Peggy and helps her adjust to her new life in Los Angeles.
RelatedMarvel’s Agent Carter @ Comic-Con: Black Dahlia Mystery — and New Love Interests — on Season 2 Docket
Some new faces are headed to Agent Carter! EW have revealed that the ABC series has cast four new characters ahead of its return next year for Season 2. The new crop includes the wife of a popular character and a potential new love interest for Peggy - but the standout arrival is The Newsroom's Wynn Everett, who is set to play S2 big bad, 'Whitney Frost', a.k.a. 'Madame Masque'. "Whitney Frost is a character with a storied history in the Marvel comics, and we’re excited to get the opportunity to introduce her to fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe," claimed EPs Tara Butters, Michele Fazekas & Chris Dingess. "Inspired by Hollywood icons like Hedy Lamarr and Lauren Bacall, we knew we needed an actor who was classically glamorous and fiercely intelligent. Wynn is both, and we’re thrilled to watch her bring this formidable character to life. »
Following her appearance in Captain America: The First Avenger, Hayley Atwell’s Agent Carter became a fan-favourite character who would go on to star in her own One-Shot and make appearances in Ant-Man and Captain America: The Winter Soldier. She’s also taken the lead in her own TV series, and after a well-received first season, it will return early next year.
If you weren’t already excited about that, the latest additions to the cast of Agent Carter should change your mind. Wynn Everett (The Newsroom) is set to play Whitney Frost, a character comic book fans will know best as one of Iron Man’s foes in the present day Marvel Universe. In the show, she’ll be a Hollywood actress and brilliant inventor. Whether we’ll see her take a villainous turn or don that iconic mask remains to be seen, but the Agent Carter producers seem »
- Josh Wilding
Marvel’s Agent Carter is bulking up its cast as the series heads to Hollywood for Season 2. The Newsroom alumna Wynn Everett, Lotte Verbeek (The Fault In Our Stars), Currie Graham (Pompeii) and Reggie Austin (Devious Maids) have joined as regulars for the second season of the ABC action-drama series. In addition, Dominic Cooper and Bridget Regan, who recurred last season, both will be back for Season 2. Cooper will reprise his role as Howard Stark and Regan will be back… »
Hot on the heels of discussing the best work of Danny Boyle’s career, in honor of this week’s release of Steve Jobs, I want to do the same today with scribe Aaron Sorkin. Considered one of the very best, if not the absolute best, writers in the business, Sorkin is one of the most distinctive creators of dialogue that this generation has. A star both on television and in the movies, Sorkin is an undeniable genius. As such, it’s a distinct pleasure to rank his screenplays, as I’ll be doing below. It’s basically just ranking things from good to great, so everything listed is well worth checking out if you’ve yet to see something. Enjoy, and as always, remember that this is only how I would rank things, not the absolute final word on the matter… First as a bonus, here’s how I would rank his TV writing, »
- Joey Magidson
To celebrate the release of Cooties, available on Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital Download from 12th October 2015, we’re giving 3 lucky winners the chance to bring home a Blu-ray of this year’s infectious comedy-horror!
The unique writing team of Leigh Whannell (Saw, Insidious) and Ian Brennan (Glee) bring together a star-studded cast including Elijah Wood (Wilfred) Alison Pill (The Newsroom), Rainn Wilson (The Office) and Jack McBrayer (30 Rock) as they set out to battle a deadly infection of epic proportions.
Substitute teacher Clint Hadson’s (Wood) first day on the job at his new school turns killer… literally…when a virus spawned from a diseased chicken nugget quickly spreads through the school turning all the children into a swarm of savages. Hadson must unite a ragtag bunch of teachers who have to band together in the fight of their lives to escape the school and the rampaging horde.
- Laura Holmes
Jeff Daniels is here to tell you that reciting Aaron Sorkin dialogue -- which often requires rancor, spitfire quickness, and a lot of physical exertion to handle properly -- is as exhausting as it looks. "I remember after any of the seasons of 'The Newsroom,' particularly the first season, it took a month -- three weeks -- where you just answered in one-word sentences. You're just done," Daniels says, reflecting on his Emmy-winning work on the HBO series. "Your brain was going, 'We're going to check out for three weeks.' And it did." Now Daniels is costarring in another Sorkin-written jam, "Steve Jobs." In the new biopic starring Michael Fassbender, Daniels plays John Sculley, Apple's CEO from 1983 to 1993. Sculley's paternal yet critical energy ends up revealing a lot about Jobs, whose angst can often seem monstrous. In our interview, Daniels discusses his favorite and least favorite kinds of dialogue, »
- Louis Virtel
Steve Jobs is not your typical biopic. In fact, it.s not a biopic at all, according to screenwriter Aaron Sorkin. The spitfire wordsmith behind The Newsroom, The West Wing, and The Social Network sat down with Cinema Blend to chat about his take on the late Apple co-founder, and his explanations really turned our heads. The film, directed by Danny Boyle, hit the film festival circuit early on and recently screened at the New York Film Festival. Those who.ve seen it already know it.s not like that Ashton Kutcher-led pic. Steve Jobs is split into three acts, taking us behind the scenes of three product launches: the first Mac computer, the NeXT cube Jobs launched when he left Apple, and the iMac for when Jobs returned. In speaking of this unique format, Sorkin said, Before I knew what I wanted to do, I knew what I »
Aaron Sorkin will be honored with the Israel Film Festival’s Achievement in Film and Television Award on the fest’s Oct. 28 opening night ceremony.
Sorkin’s film credits include “A Few Good Men,” “The Social Network,” “Moneyball” and the upcoming “Steve Jobs.” His TV shows include “The West Wing,” “Sports Night,” “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip” and “The Newsroom.”
“Baba Joon” won five Ophir Awards from the Israeli Academy of Film and Television, including Best Film. The pic is in Farsi and Hebrew, and is the first-ever Farsi-language movie to represent Israel. “Baba Joon” stars Iranian actor Navid Negahban (“Homeland”) in the story of familial conflict among three generations of Iranian Jewish men.
The festival, now in its 29th year, runs through Nov. »
- Dave McNary
You may or may not be surprised to know that Aaron Sorkin does walk-and-talks in his real life, too. While I was leaning against a banquet at the crowded after-party for the New York Film Festival premiere of Steve Jobs on Saturday night, the man who gave our pop culture the urgent meeting on the move swooped by, seeming to have several heated discussions about movies at once. Then he stopped. Right in front of me.It was like suddenly being dropped into an episode of The West Wing in which C.J. and President Bartlett start debating Bukowski*; and then, just as quickly as the walk-and-talk had arrived, it seemed primed to move on. What to do? I scanned my brain for everything I've ever wanted to ask Aaron Sorkin. Why did you think that The Newsroom's campus-rape episode was a good idea? Nope. Tell the truth, you »
- Jada Yuan
A recurring feature in which we ask your favorite stars to reminisce about past gigs
The year was 2009. Sadoski, who would go on to have roles in series like The Newsroom, was guest-starring on Law & Order: Svu as a delusional fan of a polarizing talk-show host. And the script called for Fin to take the crazy guy down.
“I would be standing there, and Ice-t would come running in and would clothesline me over the desk,” Sadoski tells TVLine, laughing as he remembered the day. »
Danny Boyle's new film "Steve Jobs" examines the legacy of a technological pioneer at three distinct moments in his life. We glean that Jobs (played by Michael Fassbender) was both brilliant and unbearable, innovative and grim. Aaron Sorkin's script is suspensefully talky, sort of an angrier, more frustrated remix of his Oscar-winning "The Social Network." Sorkin's style is routinely imitated and parodied. "30 Rock" even invited him to lampoon his familiar walk-and-talks alongside Liz Lemon herself. But the most cutting bit of recent Sorkin satire came courtesy of Amy Schumer, whose "Inside Amy Schumer" sketch "The Foodroom" parodied the dialogue-based sturm und drang of Sorkin's HBO series "The Newsroom." In a harsh criticism of Sorkin's female characters like MacKenzie McHale (Emily Mortimer), a news producer who deals with the tempestuous star anchor Will McAvoy (Jeff Daniels), Schumer deadpanned, "A woman's life is worth nothing unless she's making a great man greater. »
- Louis Virtel
Taken as a straight-faced, just-the-facts account of one great man’s amazing achievements, Steve Jobs is a bit daft. For as much as the structure of Danny Boyle and Aaron Sorkin‘s biopic — divided into three sections, each set backstage right before a product’s announcement (those being the Apple Lisa in 1984, the NeXTcube in 1988, and the iMac in 1998) — is receiving attention, that bit of pre-release hype, like all pre-release hype, should be questioned. To my mind, this is all a reductive bit of enthusiasm: what happens when anyone does anything different with the format, thus saving us from having to (gasp!) sit through “yet another biopic.” The reaction is premature, surely, but none too surprising. There’s a vocal and too-large section of viewers for whom the genre indicates that what they’re seeing — no matter the talent of its creators or the fascination that comes with its subject — is unquestionably an inferior product, »
- Nick Newman
Aaron Sorkin, the man behind The Newsroom and the upcoming Steve Jobs biopic, was reported to be developing a script for a Lucille Ball biopic. The news was revealed earlier this month and Cate Blanchett of Carol and Truth was linked to the title role. However, it seems as though these reports jumped the gun a bit. Cinema Blend caught up with Sorkin during the press junket for Steve Jobs, and he said that he isn.t officially attached to the project. When asked about the project and which portions of the actress. life appealed to him, he said, The press kinda jumped the gun on the Lucy and Desi story. I.m not sure yet that I'm doing it. I hope I do it. I think there.s a fantastic story there, and if I do it, I'll start doing research and I'll be able to answer your question. »
If you were planning on putting the zombie film Cooties on your holiday wish list, then you're in luck. Lionsgate Home Entertainment has announced a December 1st Blu-ray and DVD debut for Cooties, complete with an alternate ending and more.
Press Release: Santa Monica, CA (September 28, 2015) - School lunches will forever be tainted after the disturbing and hilarious Cooties arrives on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD), DVD (plus Digital) and Digital HD December 1 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. The "funny, gory and brilliant" (dallasmoviescreenings.com) film is currently available On Demand. From the twisted minds of the writer of Insidious and co-creator of "Glee," the film stars a witty ensemble cast including Elijah Wood (The Lord of the Rings trilogy), Rainn Wilson (TV's "The Office"), Alison Pill (HBO's "The Newsroom"), Jack McBrayer (TV's "30 Rock"), Leigh Whannell (Saw), Nasim Pedrad (TV's "Saturday Night Live"), with Ian Brennan (TV's "Scream Queens") and Jorge Garcia »
- Derek Anderson
A beautiful mind is reduced to simplified dramatic equations in “The Man Who Knew Infinity,” an easily digestible fish-out-of-water biopic of Srinavasa Ramanujan, the India-born mathematical prodigy whose tutelage under the English academic G.H. Hardy gave rise to some of the field’s more remarkable 20th-century discoveries. As tends to be the case when filmmakers turn their attentions to matters of the mind, the prevailing narrative strategies here are geared almost entirely toward the emotions — and so, despite some duly stimulating discourse between lead players Dev Patel and Jeremy Irons against the hallowed backdrop of Cambridge, this sophomore feature from writer-director Matthew Brown (2000’s “Ropewalk”) emerges an overly dutiful account of physical hardship, cultural prejudice and inevitable tragedy that, in form and spirit, never channels the inventiveness and ingenuity of its subject’s work. Middling specialty-release numbers await.
Audiences hoping to learn more about Ramanujan’s contributions to number theory, »
- Justin Chang
Science is going to be cool again, at least for a moment, thanks to "The Martian." While there will surely be super-dorks ready to pick apart the Neil deGrasse Tyson approved movie, the sci-fi flick does base itself around (as much as possible) using real-life solutions to solve the problems Matt Damon's astronaut Mark Watney faces alone on Mars. And a new clip is here to highlight how everyone plans to get him back home. Jeff Daniels, in full "The Newsroom" mode, plays the irritatingly pragmatic head of Nasa, who oversees the various people scrambling to put a plan together to rescue the stranded astronaut. A new promo shows the Earth rallying around Watney (though the movie never really does that), while a Cinemax sit down with Ridley Scott and the cast offers further insight (but warning: it's kinda spoilery right from the start). "The Martian" opens on October 2nd. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Amazon has released first looks at its line-up for its next pilot preview season, which includes shows starring Max Martini (The Unit), Yvonne Strahovski (Chuck), Anna Camp (Pitch Perfect), Mary Lynn Rajskub (24), Ryan Kwanten (True Blood), Tig Notaro and others.
RelatedHand of God: Is Amazon’s Newest Drama Heaven or Hell?
As Amazon does, the pilots will premiere sometime this fall, then get a green light (or not) based on viewer feedback. Synopses/photos follow:
From the twisted minds of Leigh Whannell (co-creator of Saw and Insidious) and Ian Brennan (co-creator of “Glee”), Cooties is a horror comedy with unexpected laughs and unapologetic thrills. When a cafeteria food virus turns elementary school children into killer zombies, a group of misfit teachers must band together to escape the playground carnage.
Cooties stars Elijah Wood (The Hobbit, Lord of the Rings), Rainn Wilson (“The Office”), and Alison Pill (“The Newsroom”) as teachers who fight to survive the mayhem while hilariously bickering in an uncomfortable love triangle on the worst Monday of their lives. Cooties will be one of the debut releases of the newly-launched Lionsgate Premiere label, which will release the film on »
- Melissa Howland
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