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Omar Sharif in 'Doctor Zhivago.' Egyptian star Omar Sharif, 'The Karate Kid' producer Jerry Weintraub: Brief career recaps A little late in the game – and following the longish Theodore Bikel article posted yesterday – below are brief career recaps of a couple of film veterans who died in July 2015: actor Omar Sharif and producer Jerry Weintraub. A follow-up post will offer an overview of the career of peplum (sword-and-sandal movie) actor Jacques Sernas, whose passing earlier this month has been all but ignored by the myopic English-language media. Omar Sharif: Film career beginnings in North Africa The death of Egyptian film actor Omar Sharif at age 83 following a heart attack on July 10 would have been ignored by the English-language media (especially in the U.S.) as well had Sharif remained a star within the Arabic-speaking world. After all, an "international" star is only worth remembering »
- Andre Soares
The freshman drama (premiering Sunday, Sept. 27 at 10/9c) follows a diverse group of FBI recruits, one of whom will one day be suspected of helping mastermind the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil since 9/11. TVLine offered its First Impression of Quantico over the weekend, and thus far 53 percent of respondents say they will “absolutely” tune in.
RelatedFall TV First Impression: Quantico
The actor is joining ABC’s promising new fall drama in the recurring role of Elias Harper, a brilliant former defense attorney recruited by Assistant FBI Academy Director Miranda Shaw (The Mentalist‘s Aunjanue Ellis) to work as an analyst. Elias is described as “very funny,” “kind-hearted” and “openly gay.”
The series follows a diverse new group of Quantico recruits — one of whom will one day be suspected of masterminding the biggest terrorist attack on U.S. soil since 9/11.
RelatedFall TV 2015: »
The broadcast networks have more than 20 shows debuting this fall, including a soaring Supergirl, reborn Heroes, reanimated Muppets and sexy Scream Queens. To help you prep, TVLine is offering First Impressions of the not-for-review pilots.
Next up on our list….
Photos Fall TV Preview: Your Guide to What’s New!
The Show | ABC’s Quantico (Sundays at 10/9c, premiering Sept. 27)
Alana De La Garza is quickly becoming the poster child for CBS’ new season.
The procedural spinoff, debuting at midseason, will focus on a division of the FBI that helps American citizens who are in danger abroad. De La Garza will play Clara, a smart, well-traveled cultural anthropologist on the International Response Team.
Additionally, relative newcomer Annie Funke has been cast as Mae, »
Alfalfa is all grown up!
Bug Hall, who played the tyke in the 1994 movie version of "Little Rascals," is now 30 years old. Yeah, thirty. Here are some selfies he's taken of himself - and you'll totally do a double-take! Hall even addressed the fact that his pics have gone viral in a tweet yesterday:
I guess weird stuff happened this morning. Here's another beard pic for you weirdos from buzzfeed ;] pic.twitter.com/TQtR2hzEdR
- Bug Hall (@Bug_Hall) July 13, 2015
I'm thinking about using this as my new headshot... pic.twitter.com/aJ0I1dVklT
- Bug Hall (@Bug_Hall) January 16, 2015
Friday night turn-up with all my friends... pic.twitter.com/tA1jhUXAoQ
- Bug Hall (@Bug_Hall) January 31, 2015 He's definitely grown a lot of facial hair since his sweet-faced 9-year-old days! It's hard to believe that it's been over 20 years since the "Little Rascals" charmed us.
Hall has »
- Kelly Woo
America isn't the only one celebrating a birthday this weekend. Suicide Squad star Margot Robbie turned 25 this past Thursday, July 2. To celebrate, her cast mates surprised her with a Harley Quinn inspired cake on set. To mark this occasion, a photo has ben shared on the official WBPictures Instagram account.
This is just the latest weird gift to arrive on set. Early on in the production process, Jared Leto, who has gone full-blown method as The Joker, never going out of character, sent Margot Robbie a live rat, which was then passed around set as the official mascot of the Suicide Squad cast. After living with various members of Task Force X, the black rat, named Venustiano, presumably after Mexican Revolution leader José Venustiano Carranza Garza, finally found a home with director Guillermo del Toro. Jared Leto also sent co-star Will Smith, playing Deadshot, a couple of bullets and a dead hog. »
San Diego Comic-Con 2015 has released their full schedule for Saturday, July 11. 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.
10:00am - 11:00am SpongeBob SquarePants
The cast of SpongeBob is back! All your Bikini Bottom favorites are on hand to perform Idiot Box at a live table read as chosen by the fans online. Featuring Tom Kenny (SpongeBob), Bill Fagerbakke (Patrick Star), Rodger Bumpass (Squidward), and Dee Bradley Baker (all other Biukini Bottomites.. Following the performance will be a Q&A with the cast and creative director, Vincent Waller. Plus, a sneak peek at a »
As I mentioned way back on this post from 2008, as much as I’ve tried to branch out, my tastes are pretty narrow when it comes to reading material.
I’d love to say that I’m broadly well-read when it comes to the more celebrated books of the day, but it’s just not true. If you’re looking to engage in a discussion about today’s most incisive fiction, you’re much better off speaking with my wife (who works in publishing) than one such as I. Truthfully, I’ve pretty much lost my taste for fiction almost entirely. Unless I have some vested interest (like, say, I know the author or it’s about something near and dear to me), I usually cannot muster up the interest to crack the binding.
As a result, whenever I’m perusing through the aisles of a bookstore (when I can still find one, »
- Alex in NYC
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 »
Nature runs amok in CBS’ new thriller Zoo, which is based on the bestseller by James Patterson and is about violent animal attacks against humans that begin sweeping the planet. Costar Billy Burke, who explains that from his understanding the show is “loosely” based on Patterson’s novel, says his role in Zoo is different from his last regular TV starring role, in another dystopian drama, NBC’s Revolution. “It’s not nearly as active as Revolution,” Burke tells us, “where I was in a fight to the death pretty much daily. I’m the scientist in this show. [My character] Mitch likes to … Continue reading →
- Jeff Pfeiffer
In this edition of The Week in Spandex, we look at Ant-Man, Captain America: Civil War, Spider-Man, Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Captain Marvel, The Punisher, Ghost Rider, Blade, Daredevil, Agent Carter, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H., Ultimate Spider-Man vs. The Sinister 6, Avengers: Ultron Revolution, Fantastic Four, Deadpool, Suicide Squad, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Justice League Mortal, The Question, Arrow, Gotham, Justice League: Gods and Monsters Chronicles, Lego DC Comics Super Heroes – Justice League: Attack of the Legion of Doom!, DC Super Hero Girls, Hit-Girl, Heroes Reborn, Stan Lee’s Lucky Man, The Wicked + The Divine and more…
There’s less than six weeks to go until Marvel launches its second superhero movie of 2015, and so the studio has stepped up its promotional efforts for the Paul Rudd-headlined Ant-Man with a batch of new images from the movie, as »
- Gary Collinson
To celebrate the release of the hit TV series Supernatural: The Complete Ninth Season – on DVD & Blu-ray™ 8th June 2015 – we have a copy on Blu-ray to giveaway courtesy of Warner Bros Home Entertainment.
Supernatural: The Complete Ninth Season contains all 23 gripping episodes from Season Nine and is packed with over four hours of bonus content – including featurettes, commentaries, a Comic-Con panel, and a gag reel. Fans that purchase the Blu-ray™ will also have access to a Digital HD copy of all 23 episodes.
How do you deal with a fallout of heavenly proportions? With the angelic Host’s descent to Earth, Sam and Dean now face a world inhabited by thousands of powerful beings, each with its own chaotic agenda. Before tackling the threat of the “loose nukes” roaming the globe, the Winchesters engage in their most personal conflict yet. Meanwhile, Castiel finds he’s more vulnerable – and yet »
- Gary Collinson
I usually review the weekly Valiant releases separately but I think it’s understandable that after the first issues or arcs that a lot of needless repetition can and often will occur in terms of opinion on theme or backdrop. It’s why I personally have always found issue by issue reviews at even places like Newsarama and Cbr to be largely useless, usually not offering anything that a publisher’s synopsis doesn’t already cover. It becomes a grind. After the first issues we kind of get it unless we are talking about event comics, and I don’t mean just company wide crossovers but also works that are introducing something new, either in character or big picture direction, like an Identity Crisis or even Valiant’s current Divinity miniseries, which feels like both an event and cosmic vignette at the same time. I feel for the most part »
- Jay Tomio
Produced by Scott Peters Company, HDFilms, Warner Bros Television
Aired on ABC for 2 seasons (22 episodes) from November 3, 2009–March 15, 2011
Lourdes Benedicto as Valerie Stevens
Laura Vandervoort as Lisa
Charles Mesure as Kyle Hobbes
Morena Baccarin as Anna
A reimagining of the Kenneth Johnson science fiction series of the same name which told the tale of the arrival of “friendly” aliens known as the Visitors, who appear human and peaceful when in reality, they have a secret agenda to enslave humanity and seize their resources for themselves. The Visitors come in highly advanced space ships and make promises to share their alien technology in return for a few choice Earth resources. The »
- Jean Pierre Diez
As it closes in on its second consecutive season-long victory in the key adult 18-49 demographic, NBC unveils a new 2015-16 primetime schedule that combines popular returning series, edge-of-your-seat new dramas, inventive new comedies and season nine of the Emmy Award-winning musical competition series The Voice. NBC is on track to win the traditional September-to-May primetime season in adults 18-49 for the second year in a row after having gone the prior 10 years without an 18-49 win. Through 32 completed weeks of the season, NBC also ranks #1 or tied for #1 among the Big 4 networks in adults and men 18-34 and men and women 18-49.
In total viewers, NBC is running #2 for the season and within 7% of its year-ago Olympics-boosted average (8.8 million vs. 9.5 million), making this season and last NBC's two top-scoring seasons in total viewers since 2006-07. NBC has won the last three November sweeps in adults 18-49, as well as »
The year is 2028 and humanity is on the brink of extinction. Help John Connor in the war to save the human race in the official game of the new movie Terminator Genisys. Escape from the Skynet prison camp and fight the machines in this action-packed sci-fi shooter!
Terminator: Genisys is set for release on July 1st 2015 with Arnold Schwarzenegger leading a cast that also includes Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones), Jason Clarke (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes), Jai Courtney (Suicide Squad), Matt Smith (Doctor Who), J.K. Simmons (Whiplash), Courtney B. Vance (Law & Order: Criminal Intent), Byung-hun Lee (G.I. Joe: Retaliation), Dayo Okeniyi (The Hunger Games), Michael Gladis (Mad Men), Sandrine Holt (House of Cards) and Douglas Smith (Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters »
- Gary Collinson
RelatedConstantine Cancelled at NBC
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From Carol Mendelsohn (CSI) comes this w drama about a successful Atlanta attorney (David Lyons, Revolution) whose long-lost childhood friends unexpectedly reappear after 25 years. When a dark secret they thought they had buried resurfaces, the brotherhood bands together to right the wrongs of their shared past — a journey that will push the limits of their loyalty »
Continuing a day of pre-upfronts excitement that threatens to Never End, NBC has ordered two more dramas and picked up one of its bubble dramas. Ordered to series are "Game of Silence" and "The Player," while "The Night Shift" has been renewed for a third season. This is also the Sony Pictures Television part of our day, as NBC has a history of package deals with the studio. "The Player" is, intriguingly, NBC's second drama fronted by a "Strike Back" star, joining "Blindspot" with Sullivan Stapleton. Wesley Snipes and Philip Winchester star in this drama about "a former military operative turned security expert who is drawn into a high-stakes game where an organization of wealthy individuals gamble on his ability to stop some of the biggest crimes imaginable from playing out." Charity Wakefield and Damon Gupton also star in the series from creator John Rogers and director Bharat Nalluri. "Game of Silence" stars David Lyons, »
- Daniel Fienberg
And that’s a wrap – the lone question mark remaining on The CW’s lineup has been resolved, with word that freshman apocalyptic drama The Messengers will not be returning for a second season.
Lukewarm reviews and paltry ratings made cancellation very likely for the show, which followed a group of individuals tasked with tracking down the Devil himself and preventing the long-foretold end of days. Shantel VanSanten (One Tree Hill), Sofia Black-d’Elia (Gossip Girl), Joel Courtney (The Haunting Hour), Jd Pardo (Revolution) and Diogo Morgado (The Bible) all starred in the series.
The CW relies on its teen audience to tell it what they like, and the writing was on the wall for The Messengers when it failed to spark anywhere near as much interest as freshman series Jane the Virgin, The Flash or iZombie. That it premiered to a downright awful 1.2 million viewers and a 0.3 rating practically »
- Isaac Feldberg
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