The Riddler (Matthew Gray Gubler) should have quit while he was ahead in the opening scene from Warner Bros.' Batman: Assault on Arkham, debuting on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD August 12. This clip features Edward Nygma trying to stump Amanda Waller (Cch Pounder) with a series of riddles, but the tables are quickly turned on him when he realizes it was all a setup.
For those who are making the journey to San Diego for this year's Comic-Con, we reported last week that Batman: Assault on Arkham will have its world premiere screening on Friday, July 25. In the meantime, take a look at how this animated adventure begins.
Gotham is in great danger when the government assembles a group of villains - code named the Suicide Squad - and forces them to break into Arkham Asylum to retrieve top secret information stolen by the Riddler. Things take a turn »
According to a recent report from Entertainment Weekly, the Once Upon A Time season 4 peeps have brought on former "Revolution" actress, Elizabeth Mitchell (left), to come on and portray a new, mystery character, and it's believed to be a villainous character. Their sources describe her character as being "possibly malevolent" with ties to royal Frozen sisters, Anna (newcomer Elizabeth Lail) and Elsa (recently casts Georgina Haig), as well as to Storybrooke and Arendell. The events in Once Upon are believed to take place after the events in last year’s animated Disney hit. Elizabeth Mitchell's acting credits include previous roles in ABC's Lost. ABC’s V, and most recently canceled NBC’s Revolution. Once Upon A Time season 4 is due to debut this Fall 2014. »
The 2014 Emmy Nominations were announced today, with Game of Thrones and American Horror Story picking up quite a few nominations in top categories. The Walking Dead also picked up nominations for visual effects and sound editing. The official list is below and the winners will be announced live during the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards on August 25th.
“Breaking Bad” (AMC)
“Downton Abbey” (PBS)
“Game of Thrones” (HBO)
“House of Cards” (Netflix)
“Mad Men” (AMC)
“True Detective” (HBO)
“The Big Bang Theory” (CBS)
“Modern Family” (ABC)
“Orange is the New Black” (Netflix)
“Silicon Valley” (HBO)
“American Horror Story: Coven” (FX)
“Bonnie and Clyde” (A&E)
“Killing Kennedy” (National Geographic)
“Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight” (HBO)
“The Normal Heart” (HBO)
- Jonathan James
“Revolution's” demise is “Once Upon a Time's” gain. Giancarlo Esposito will return to the fairy-tale drama with the upcoming Season 4 premiere in the fall, a show representative told TheWrap. Also read: ‘Once Upon a Time’ Casts ‘Fringe’ Alum Georgina Haig as ‘Frozen's’ Elsa Esposito plays the Evil Queen/Regina's all-knowing Magic Mirror in the world of fairy tales. In Storybrooke, he plays Sidney Glass, the town's crooked reporter. The actor has spent the last two seasons on NBC's “Revolution,” playing the sometimes duplicitous military vet, Tom Neville. Fans will also know him as drug kingpin Gus Fring from “Breaking Bad. »
- Jethro Nededog
While details regarding her character have not been confirmed, Elizabeth Mitchell is believed to be playing a "possibly malevolent" character who has ties to both sisters Anna (Elizabeth Lail) and Elsa (Georgina Haig). She will also have connections to both Once Upon a Time's Storybrooke setting and Frozen's Arendelle. The events of Once Upon a Time's Season 4 story line will take place after the events depicted in Disney's Frozen.
Along with Georgina Haig, who joined the cast last week, and Elizabeth Lail, Scott Michael Foster is playing Anna's beau Kristoff, who is still getting used to life in the castle after a life spent outdoors.
Elizabeth Mitchell is heading to Once Upon a Time. E! News has confirmed the Lost and Revolution star will guest star on ABC's fairytale drama in season four. Mitchell's character may be a villain and will have ties to the Frozen characters Once Upon a Time is bringing in for the upcoming fourth season. Once Upon a Time previously announced its Frozen actors: Elizabeth Lail will play Anna, Scott Michael Foster will take on the role of Kristof and Georgina Haig of Fringe fame will play Elsa. The events of the popular Disney movie will have already happened when the Frozen characters pop up on Once Upon a Time. Entertainment Weekly first reported Mitchell's casting. "Well, it's funny, »
After setting up a new "Frozen"-centric storyline at the end of last season, "Once Upon a Time" is kicking that plot into overdrive, and may have found its villain.
Entertainment Weekly reports that "Lost" and "Revolution" alum Elizabeth Mitchell is joining the series's fourth season in a "possibly malevolent" role, and is likely to play the antagonist to "Frozen" sisters Anna (newcomer Elizabeth Lail) and Elsa ("Fringe" star Georgina Haig). EW adds that the character has ties to the sisters, as well as their home of Arendell and "Once" setting Storybrooke.
"The events in 'Once Upon' are expected to take place after the events in last year's animated Disney hit," the site added.
The season four premiere will most likely focus quite closely on the "Frozen" storyline, as executive producer Adam Horowitz shared a photo of the episode's script on Twitter Monday, revealing that its title is "A Tale of Two Sisters. »
- Katie Roberts
Well, you wanted Elizabeth Mitchell on Once Upon a Time, and now you’ve got her — but playing whom?
Related Once Upon a Time Creators Preview Season 4′s Frozen Twist
Entertainment Weekly reports that the beloved Lost alumna has booked a Season 4 arc on the ABC series as a “possibly malevolent” character with ties to Frozen sisters Elsa and Anna, as well as to Storybrooke.
As previously reported by TVLine, Fringe‘s Georgina Haig will recur in at least nine episodes as the aforementioned Queen Elsa, while newcomer Elizabeth Lail will play the chillin’ royal’s younger sister Anna.
TV geek goddess Elizabeth Mitchell is coming to Storybrooke.
EW can exclusively reveal Mitchell has joined the cast of ABC’s Once Upon a Time for a season 4 arc as part of the much-anticipated Frozen-inspired storyline. The move marks Mitchell’s return to ABC, where she became a fan favorite on Lost. Since then, she’s starred in ABC’s V and was most recently on NBC’s Revolution. Only this time, we hear Mitchell might be playing a villainous character.
Mitchell’s Once Upon role isn’t being revealed yet, but we’re told she is “possibly malevolent” with »
- James Hibberd
Once Upon a Time season 4 just keeps sounding better and better, doesn't it? Fans already know that Frozen is coming to the ABC hit series, with several characters already cast, and now another character tied to that storyline has been announced - and this casting news could be the best yet.
Entertainment Weekly has revealed that Lost favorite Elizabeth Mitchell is joining the show, but very little is known about her role. She is playing someone "possibly malevolent" with ties to Frozen sisters Anna and Elsa and to Storybrooke and Arendell. Mitchell's TV credits also include ER, V and the recently cancelled Revolution. »
Showtime has given a pilot production order to "Roadies," a comedy that follows the day-to-day life of a successful rock tour as seen through the eyes of music.s unsung background players . the crew members who help get the show on the road. Cameron Crowe, who won an Oscar for chronicling the highs and lows of rock and roll life as witnessed by a Rolling Stone magazine cub reporter in his semi-autobiographical film Almost Famous, wrote and will direct the one-hour pilot (for a potential half-hour series). Crowe will executive produce with Emmy and Tony nominee Winnie Holzman ("Huge," "My So-Called Life"), who will serve as showrunner, as well as Emmy winners J.J. Abrams ("Lost," Star Trek) and Bryan Burk ("Lost," "Fringe"). Kathy Lingg ("Person of Interest," "Revolution") is co-executive producer. The announcement was made today by David Nevins, President, Showtime Networks Inc. »
Director Tim Story’s Think Like A Man Too opens in theaters this weekend on June 20. The film is the follow-up to the hit ensemble comedy Think Like A Man and reunites the original cast, including Kevin Hart, Michael Ealy, Jerry Ferrara, Regina Hall, Gabrielle Union and Taraji P. Henson.
Story teamed up again with composer Christopher Lennertz for the film’s score.
He first made a splash with his breakout score for Alvin And The Chipmunks, which has grossed over $360 million worldwide. Since then he’s proven his steadfast talent with films like the star-studded Horrible Bosses, and Universal’s box office smash Ride Along.
While his knack for comedy is undeniable in films like Think Like A Man, he’s also contributed his unique »
- Michelle McCue
The exhilarating and terrifying journey of the Winchester brothers continues as Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group delivers the ninth season of Supernatural on Blu-ray and DVD on September 9, 2014. Supernatural: The Complete Ninth Season contains all 23 gripping episodes from Season 9 and is packed with over four hours of bonus content - including featurettes, commentaries, a Comic-Con panel, deleted scenes, and a gag reel. Fans that purchase the Blu-ray will also have access to a Digital HD copy of all 23 episodes. Supernatural: The Complete Ninth Season is priced at $59.98 Srp on DVD and $69.97 Srp on Blu-ray.
How do you deal with a fallout of heavenly proportions? With the angelic Host's descent to Earth, Sam and Dean are now facing a world inhabited by thousands of powerful beings, who soon form their own chaotic agendas. Before tackling the threat of the "loose nukes" roaming the globe, however, the Winchesters engage in their most personal conflict yet. »
Though NBC’s post-apocalyptic drama series Revolution may be dead in the ground after two terrible seasons, lead actress Tracy Spiridakos is moving on to bigger and better things, with news that she’s won the title role in romantic comedy Byrd and the Bees, in which she’ll star alongside The Tudors actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers.
Spiridakos is set to play Rebecca Byrd, a young woman who jets off to Scotland in hopes of locating her biological father. Rebecca winds up falling for a guy she meets along the way. The indie romantic comedy will be directed by Finola Hughes from a script by Christine Fry, both of whom previously collaborated on romantic indie The Bet.
Revolution‘s writing was often dismal, and that’s putting it nicely, but Spiridakos’ spirited work as protagonist Charlie Matheson, who begins the series looking for her kidnapped brother and ends up embroiled »
- Isaac Feldberg
• Rooney Mara and David Fincher are reportedly circling the espionage thriller Red Sparrow. The two haven’t worked together since 2011′s The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. The film will be set in present-day Russia, centered on an intelligence officer who is forced to become a “Sparrow” — someone who basically seduces people for information. She falls for the CIA officer she’s assigned to operate against. Fox is also in talks with Eric Warren Singer, who scripted American Hustle, to adapt the Jason Matthews book. Darren Aronofsky was previously considering the project. [Deadline]
- Lindsey Bahr
Tracy Spiridakos, who starred on NBC's “Revolution,” is set to play the female lead opposite Jonathan Rhys Meyers in Qoa Entertainment's romantic comedy “Byrd & the Bees,” TheWrap has learned. Finola Hughes will direct from a script by Christine Fry, who is also producing the indie movie. The duo previously collaborated on “The Bet.” Also read: ‘Revolution’ Actress Daniella Alonso Joins Kevin James in ‘Paul Blart 2' (Exclusive) Spiridakos will play Rebecca Byrd, a young woman who travels to Scotland to find and meet her biological father and winds up meeting her dream guy along the way. Production is scheduled to start in September in Scotland. »
- Jeff Sneider
TVLine reports that Major Crimes producers hope they can book Kyra Sedgwick and Billy Burke for Philip Stroh‘s trial. The show tried to get Burke to appear for Stroh’s last appearance but he couldn’t fit it in his Revolution filming schedule.
History has announced an impressive cast for its upcoming mini-series Sons of Liberty. It includes Michael Raymond-James (as Paul Revere), Henry Thomas (as John Adams), Ben Barnes (as Sam Adams), Ryan Eggold (as Joseph Warren) and Breaking Bad vet Dean Norris playing Ben Franklin.
Lifetime has ordered four reality series including Threads, a competition series featuring young fashion designers who will eventually face judge Christian Siriano.
The Bechdel Test was in the spotlight again, thanks to a study asking how well Doctor Who treats its female characters. io9 explains why the Bechdel Test matters and how it’s effective. Even better, it takes »
- Lyle Masaki
The sprawling grounds of Los Angeles’ Hollywood Forever Cemetery provided the ideal atmosphere for a screening of Fox’s “Sleepy Hollow” Monday night, part of an attention-grabbing For Your Consideration campaign that saw gangs of Headless Horsemen descend on media outlets throughout the city to “terrorize” staffers with photo ops and sweet treats.
The Headless Horsemen have taken over the @Variety offices. #SleepyHollowFYC pic.twitter.com/nh8bam8g24
— Sleepy Hollow (@SleepyHollowFOX) June 2, 2014
Stars Tom Mison (Ichabod Crane) and Nicole Beharie (Abbie Mills) were joined by executive producers Roberto Orci, Len Wiseman, Heather Kadin and Mark Goffman for a Q&A at the cemetery’s towering Masonic Lodge, and while they kept things pretty cryptic inside the crypt, the team behind one of last season’s rare success stories was happy to drop some hints about season two on the red carpet.
When asked to sum up the season-two premiere in three words, »
- Laura Prudom
We’re back with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting recent independent horror news sent our way. Today’s feature includes casting announcements on multiple films, including Recovery, The App, and Dark, details on The Wobbling Dead, Repentance, and the 2014 TromaDance Film Festival, a review of Russian Yeti: The Killer Lives, a Q&A with Lindsey McKeon from Supernatural, and more:
Casting News for Recovery: “Kirby Bliss Blanton (The Green Inferno, Project X) and Samuel Larsen (“Glee”) have been cast in the upcoming thriller “Recovery”, starting production this summer. The film follows Blanton’s character on the night of her high school graduation after her iPhone is stolen and tracked down with a “find my iPhone” app to a house where the demented tenants plan on kidnapping her and making her part of the family. Alex Shaffer (Win Win) and James Landry Hébert (Two Step, Gangster Squad) are also on board to star. »
- Tamika Jones
Twentieth Century Fox topper Jim Gianopulos and actress Tracy Spiridakos (“Revolution”) have been added as Orpheus Awards presenters at the Los Angeles Greek Film Festival’s closing night gala on Sunday, June 8.
Fest will screen a total of 29 features, docus and shorts, including 14 U.S. premieres and two world preems: Yiannis V. Lapatas’ docu “Passage Into History” and Konstantinos Mousoulis’ romantic thriller “Birthday Surprise.”
Over one third of the films showcased at Lagff’s are by women filmmakers.
“We are overwhelmed by the list of talented industry professionals that are joining us in 2014,” said fest co-founder Ersi Danou. “It is a testament that the festival is making »
- Peter Caranicas
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