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Revolution alum Daniella Alonso has booked a series regular role opposite Scott Speedman in TNT's drama pilot Animal Kingdom, from John Wells Prods. in association with Warner Horizon Television. The pilot centers on 17-year-old Joshua "J" Cody (Finn Cole), who moves in with his wild, freewheeling grandmother (Ellen Barkin) and uncles in their Southern California beach town after his mother ODs. He is pulled into their life of indulgence and excess and soon discovers that… »
Way back in June, when Suicide Squad was only midway through shooting, it was widely reported that Jared Leto, a method actor who likes to stay in character, had sent some of his costars creepy gifts. Now, the clown prince of crime is back up to his old tricks. The latest recipient is Jay Hernandez, who doesn't seem to bothered by the madman's twisted generosity.
In Suicide Squad, Jay Hernandez plays El Diablo, a member of Task Force X. The team consists of a group of super villains who have been tasked with a secret mission by the government in exchange for their freedom. But there is a catch. This is an impossible mission, and it's unlikely that any of them will come home in anything other than a body bag. Jay Hernandez shared his gift from the Joker while on set in Toronto, where shooting is nearing it's end. »
“Transparent” and “Empire” lead the first-round nominees for the Casting Society of America’s 31st annual Artios Awards.
The Amazon comedy and Fox drama each scored two nominations. The noms announced Friday morning covered TV, theater, Web series and short film.
“Transparent’s” casting director Edye Belasco received noms in both the TV pilot comedy and TV comedy series categories. “Empire’s” trio of Leah Daniels Butler, Claire Simon and Shelby Cherniet were nominated for TV pilot drama, while Butler and Simon were also recognized in the TV drama series field.
The TV comedy series category also includes “Orange Is the New Black,” “Veep,” “Silicon Valley” and “Episodes,” while the TV drama series contenders are “Game of Thrones,” “House of Cards,” “The Good Wife” and “Bloodline.”
- Maane Khatchatourian
“Supernatural” creator Eric Kripke has signed a two year overall deal with Sony Pictures Television, TheWrap has learned. Kripke is leaving Warner Bros Television, where he had been since 2008, for his new deal. Under his stay at Wbtv, Kripke developed The CW’s “Supernatural,” which is heading into its eleventh season, as well as NBC’s “Revolution,” which ran for two seasons, among other projects. Also Read: TheWrap's TV Stars and Showrunners Exclusive Portraits (Updating Photos) The producer, writer and director is represented by Wme. »
- Linda Ge
Due to the large volume of films that the Toronto International Film Festival screens every year, participants often find themselves unsure of how to decide what to see. To that end, festival organisers often distribute the films into numerous programmes to reflect commonalities among them. The Contemporary World Cinema Programme, to that end, looks at the features from filmmakers from around the world, showcasing the talents being displayed from numerous countries.
The full lineup for the 2015 Tiff Contemporary World Cinema Programme has now been announced, adding to the previously announced slate of Canadian Films in the Programme. The films, as well as their official synopses, can be seen below.
25 April, directed by Leanne Pooley, making its World Premiere
Award-winning filmmaker Leanne Pooley utilizes the letters and memoirs of New Zealand soldiers and nurses along with state of the art animation to tell the true story of the 1915 battle of Gallipoli. »
- Deepayan Sengupta
Bones‘ latest casting indicates that Booth and Brennan’s big adventure won’t go quite as planned.
RelatedBones, Sleepy Hollow Crossover Scares Up Earlier Airdate (Hint: Halloween)
Raver’s character will be part of the first two episodes of the season.
Bones fans will remember that Brennan and Booth ended Season 10 agreeing to make a fresh start outside the Jeffersonian after indications that their old enemy Pelant might not »
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.
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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
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