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TV Casting: Doom Patrol; The I-land; Julie Benz in On Becoming A God In Central Florida, & More

Doom Patrol, The I-Land, On Becoming A God In Central Florida, and other TV Show Casting Doom Patrol, The I-Land, On Becoming A God In Central Florida, and other TV productions have made recent TV show casting, TV movie casting, and TV directing news. These shows and movies air on: DC Universe, [...]

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TVLine Items: Nightflyers Premiere Binge, Runaways Adds Vamp and More

Syfy is taking a binge approach to its upcoming space thriller Nightflyers, based on the novella by George R.R. Martin. Episodes 1-5 will debut Sunday, Dec. 2 through Thursday, Dec. 6 at 10/9c, while Episodes 6-10 will air Sunday, Dec. 9 through Thursday, Dec. 13 at 10 pm, all with limited commercial interruption across all Syfy platforms.

Set in the year 2093, the horror drama follows eight maverick scientists and a powerful telepath who embark on an expedition to the edge of our solar system aboard the Nightflyer, in the hope of making contact with alien life. But when terrifying and violent events begin to take place,
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‘On Becoming A God In Central Florida’: Julie Benz To Recur In YouTube’s Dark Comedy Series

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‘On Becoming A God In Central Florida’: Julie Benz To Recur In YouTube’s Dark Comedy Series
Training Day alumna Julie Benz is set for a recurring role in On Becoming A God In Central Florida, a 1990s-set one-hour dark comedy series, starring and executive produced by Kirsten Dunst. The series, set to premiere on YouTube Premium in 2019, hails from George Clooney and Grant Heslov’s Smokehouse Pictures and Sony’s TriStar Television.

Written by Robert Funke and Matt Lutsky based on a spec script they wrote, On Becoming A God is set near Orlando in the early 1990s. It centers on Krystal Gill (Dunst), a minimum-wage-earning water park employee who will eventually scheme her way up the ranks of Founders American Merchandise: the cultish, flag waving, multi-billion dollar pyramid scheme that drove her family to ruin.

Benz will play Carole Wilkes, a “big-haired” and “buxom” Fam wife who’s much farther up the pyramid than Krystal. Having fully embraced her role as a subordinate, Carol sees
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Lifetime Slate Grows to 75 Movies, Includes New Pact With ‘Gma’ Host Robin Roberts

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Lifetime Slate Grows to 75 Movies, Includes New Pact With ‘Gma’ Host Robin Roberts
Lifetime is beefing up its TV film slate for next year, increasing the total to 75 movies and has signed on “Good Morning America” host Robin Roberts to help with the endevor.

The female-skewing network has signed Roberts to a production deal for a series of movies and documentaries that will all fall under the banner, “Robin Roberts Presents.” The network also detailed the first two projects from Roberts.

The first one will focus on African American Gospel singer Mahalia Jackson, whose inspirational music and faith were a great support for Martin Luther King Jr. and the civil rights movement. Roberts will executive produce the movie alongside Linda Berman of Lincoln Square Productions, with a script written by Bettina Gilois.

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The second project is based on the true story of Alexis Manigo, who at age 18, discovers her real name
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Lifetime Adds Movies From Robin Roberts, T.D. Jakes & More As It Expands To 75 Pics In 2019 – TCA

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Lifetime Adds Movies From Robin Roberts, T.D. Jakes & More As It Expands To 75 Pics In 2019 – TCA
Lifetime announced at TCA today an ambitious slate of original movies for 2019. Among the 75 films planned for next year are a series of telepics and documentaries from veteran newswoman Robin Roberts along with book franchises from authors V.C. Andrews and Victoria Christopher Murray.

The A+E Networks-owned cable net unveiled today a major production deal with Roberts for movies and docs under the Robin Roberts Presents banner to debut next year. It also is in development on Murray’s Seven Deadly Sins anthology, reteaming with producer T.D. Jakes, and has commissioned the first three books — Lust, Envy and Greed – to debut next year.

Andrews’ five-book series about the twisted relationships of the Casteel Family also being turned into movies. First up is V.C. Andrews’ Heaven, starring Annalise Basso, Julie Benz, Chris William Martin and Chris McNally.

Those projects join the previously announced Jane Green three-picture deal. The first movie,
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Lifetime Expands Original Movie Lineup, Sets Franchises With Robin Roberts and T.D. Jakes

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Lifetime Expands Original Movie Lineup, Sets Franchises With Robin Roberts and T.D. Jakes
Lifetime has unveiled a big expansion of its original movie lineup for next year. As part of the push the A+E Networks cabler has set new franchises with ABC NewsRobin Roberts and megachurch leader Bishop T.D. Jakes.

Lifetime plans to produce or acquire some 75 movies next year, a significant increase from 2018. The cabler has signed a wide-ranging production deal with “Good Morning America” anchor Roberts to produce movies and feature-length documentaries under the “Robin Roberts Presents” banner.

Also in the works for Lifetime is a five-movie series based on the novels of V.C. Andrews, starting next year with “V.C. Andrews’ Heaven.”

Roberts will focus on projects based on true events with an inspirational or educational focus. The first project under the deal will be a drama based on the life of famed gospel singer Mahalia Jackson. Roberts and Linda Berman of ABC’s Lincoln Square Productions
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Horror Highlights: Painkillers Character Posters, Behind-the-Scenes Video for Venom #1, The Night Of The Virgin Release Details

In today’s Horror Highlights, we have five new character posters for a film currently showing at Cannes, Painkillers. Also: a look at a behind-the-scenes video for Venom #1, and The Night of the Virgin trailer and release details.

Painkillers Character Posters Revealed: Press Release: Press Release: "May 14th, 2018 – Title Media, Lone Suspect and Kew Media have released the first round of artwork for Painkillers, a dramatic horror thriller from director Roxy Shih. Kew is currently selling the film at Cannes.

The set of character poster features stars Adam Huss (Power), Madeline Zima, Grant Bowler, Debra Wilson, and Mischa Barton.

This marks the second feature from director Roxy Shih (The Tribe). Giles Daoust wrote the script, which received several awards and nominations in festivals and screenwriting competitions.

Luke Barnett and Vincent Masciale produced the film under their Lone Suspect banner alongside Giles Daoust for Title Media. Mike Macari (The Ring franchise
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Horror Highlights: Keep The Gaslight Burning Clip, Let It Die Short Film, Images from Painkillers

Headlining today's Horror Highlights is a clip from Dave and Lou Elsey's haunting short film Keep the Gaslight Burning. Co-starring critically acclaimed makeup artist Rick Baker and Markie Post, the short film's fire will burn brightly this summer. We also have a look at the short film Let it Die and eight images from the new movie Painkillers.

Keep the Gaslight Burning Clip Revealed: "A brutal murder, a grand and gothic house, a vengeful ghost ... they're the elements that Oscar®-winning director Dave Elsey (Best Achievement in Makeup: The Wolfman) and co-director Lou Elsey combine in the brand-new short film Keep The Gaslight Burning --and they're joined by another film makeup legend, seven-time Oscar® winner Rick Baker, who plays a pivotal role, as well as acclaimed actress Markie Post (above).

Keep The Gaslight Burning will make its official public debut this summer ... but for now, we wanted to share
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Dana Delany: 'Irrepressible' Michael Weatherly Set Up Bull Gig — Plus, How Moonlighting Led Her to China Beach

Dana Delany: 'Irrepressible' Michael Weatherly Set Up Bull Gig — Plus, How Moonlighting Led Her to China Beach
Two-time Emmy winner Dana Delany enters the ring with Bull this Tuesday, where she is poised to lock horns with longtime friend Michael Weatherly.

In the episode “Bad Medicine” (airing Tuesday at 9/8c, on CBS), Delany guest-stars as Sylvia Banner, an Ausa (Assistant United States Attorney) whose proves to be a “hard-bitten” opponent for Weatherly’s titular trial scientist.

Banner is “bound and determined to imprison a young mother/physician who purchases thousands of vials of marijuana-derived Cbd oil to treat her patients in Virginia, where the oil is illegal,” executive producer Glenn Gordon Caron previously previewed for TVLine. “Her
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Jawbreaker Screens at Schlafly Bottleworks March 7th – ‘Strange Brew’

” I killed Liz. I killed the teen dream. Deal with it.”

Jawbreaker (1999) screens Wednesday, February 7th at 8pm at Schlafly Bottleworks Restaurant and Bar (7260 Southwest Ave.- at Manchester – Maplewood, Mo 63143) as part of Webster University’s Award-Winning Strange Brew Film Series. Admission is $5.

What happens when you take the movie Heathers, sprinkle on some Clueless, add a pinch of Carrie, and throw in Pam Grier for good measure? Well, you get the movie Jawbreaker, a forgotten movie from 1999 ripe for rediscovery.

Courtney(Rose Mcgowan), Julie (Rebecca Gayheart),Marcie(Julie Benz) and Liz(Charlotte Ayanna) were the most popular girls at school. But on Liz’s 17th birthday, her friends want to surprise her and kidnap her. But that plan goes wrong, when accidently, Liz chokes on the jawbreaker that her friends stuffed in her mouth to keep her from screaming. Everyone is totally shocked, except cold-hearted Courtney, who just
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Buffy the Vampire Slayer Rewatch: Becoming (Part 1)

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The moment has arrived, Buffy the Vampire Slayer fans. We've reached the holy grail when it came to shocking two-part episodes.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 2 Episode 21 (and its sequel) changed the game for the series' narrative. This may sound dramatic, but the cliffhanger and subsequent twists left us gasping for air...and wanting more. These hours are incredible for so many reasons.

Similar to past two-part episodes, we'll begin with "Becoming (Part 1)."

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 2 Episode 21 had a lot of flashbacks. And I do mean A Lot.

These flashbacks served an important purpose of answering questions about Angelus's and Buffy's pasts before the series ever aired.

Seeing Angelus become a vampire was essential to his backstory. We only had a taste of his interactions with Darla on Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 1 Episode 7, and the tidbits he mentioned before, to get a full sense of his past.
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Vincent Cirrincione Shuts Down Management Company In Wake Of Sexual Harassment Allegations

Vincent Cirrincione Shuts Down Management Company In Wake Of Sexual Harassment Allegations
Exclusive: Veteran Hollywood talent manager Vincent Cirrincione is closing down his company, Vincent Cirrincione Associates, following a story in the Washington Post on Friday in which nine women accused him of unwanted sexual advances over a period of two decades. The move comes after some of his biggest clients, including Taraji P. Henson and Julie Benz, dropped him as a manager over the weekend, sources said. “It is with incredibly great sadness that at this time, I…
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Vincent Cirrincione Shuts Down Management Company In Wake Of Sexual Harassment Allegations

Exclusive: Veteran Hollywood talent manager Vincent Cirrincione is closing down his company, Vincent Cirrincione Associates, following a story in the Washington Post on Friday in which nine women accused him of unwanted sexual advances over a period of two decades. The move comes after some of his biggest clients, including Taraji P. Henson and Julie Benz, dropped him as a manager over the weekend, sources said. “It is with incredibly great sadness that at this time, I…
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Rollback Review: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 5

And now we finally get to the best one of all. The true peak of Buffy. The Season where it truly was at its finest hour.

After a shaky Season Four, Buffy returned in style for its fifth season, constructing 22 episodes full of strong characters, a brilliant arc, heartbreaking moments and some of the best hours that the show ever produced. Whilst all the previous Seasons of Buffy had numerous good qualities, it’s fifth just seemed to have everything. From the intense, gripping story-arc of Season Two, to the consistently brilliant episodes of Season Three, to the superb stand-alone hours of Season Four, Season Five is an example of a show at full throttle. It’s brimming with confidence, it knows exactly where it’s taking the story – and explores new routes for our characters that we didn’t even think we’d see.

So, what makes Season Five so great?
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"Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Angel"

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Sneak Peek footage from the "Buffy The Vampire Slayer", Season 1 episode "Angel", written by David Greenwalt and directed by Scott Brazil, that aired April 14, 1997 on The WB:

"...'Buffy Summers'(Sarah Michelle Gellar) has just moved to 'Sunnydale' after burning down her old school's gym to escape her 'vampire slayer' duties. Her plans are complicated by 'Rupert Giles' (Anthony Head), her new 'Watcher', who reminds her of the presence of evil.

"'Sunnydale High' is built atop a 'Hellmouth', a portal to demon dimensions that attracts supernatural phenomena to the area.

"Buffy meets two schoolmates, 'Xander Harris' (Nicholas Brendon) and 'Willow Rosenberg' (Alyson Hannigan) who help her fight evil through the series.

"She also gets a love interest in the form of 'Angel' (David Boreanz) a vampire with a soul.

"Together they are the 'Scoobies', and must prevent 'The Master' (Mark Metcalf), an ancient vampire, from opening the Hellmouth and taking over Sunnydale.
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‘Resurrection of Evil’ DVD Review

Stars: Julie Benz, Danielle Harris, Fionnula Flannagan, Belle Shouse, Josh Stamberg, Toby Huss, Jennifer Blanc, Matt Lasky, Douglas Tait | Written by Andrew C. Erin, Daniel Farrands | Directed by Andrew C. Erin

[Note: With the film finally released in the UK, under the new title of Resurrection of Evil, here’s a re-posting of my review of Havenhurst]

Jackie (Benz), a troubled young woman struggling with addiction, is released from rehab and given a second chance with a new job and a furnished apartment at Havenhurst. Guilt-ridden over the loss of her 8-year-old daughter, Jackie is quickly drawn into the mysteries of Havenhurst, in particular the disappearance of apartment 1006′s previous lost soul, a young woman (Harris) she befriended in rehab who vanished without a trace. Aided by a hardened New York police detective (Stamberg) and a lonely foster child (Shouse) who lives under the sadistic shadow of her caretakers, Jackie must not only battle her inner demons… but the very real ones that live within the walls of Havenhurst.

Co-writer Daniel Farrands will, at least in my eyes,
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The Gifted, and other top super-powered families

James Hunt Oct 7, 2017

As The Gifted lands in the UK, we go looking for other families with superpowers to be reckoned with...

As The Gifted brings the super-powered Strucker siblings to the screen alongside their (currently) unpowered parents, we got thinking: what other super-powered families are out there? Here’s what we came up with…

Power Pack

Created in the early 80s by Louise Simonson and June Brigman, the Power Pack were four super-powered siblings (with the surname Power, natch) who used to sneak out to operate as a team while keeping their identities secret from their parents. It was sort of like the Famous Five, but in the Marvel Universe. Throughout their run the swapped powers and codenames, but the siblings were Alex, Julie, Jack and Katie, and the powers were energy manipulation, mass manipulation, gravity manipulation and light manipulation.

The Powells of No Ordinary Family

This short-lived TV
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Rollback Review: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 2

Once upon a time, there was a goofy little show called Buffy the Vampire Slayer. It’s first TV outing, a mid-season replacement that only contained 12 episodes, premiered to mixed responses. Whilst the potential was clearly there, it was easy to write it off as just a little too silly, a little too… odd. Nevertheless, it was granted a Season Two, which premiered on September 15th, 1997.

And this is where shit got serious.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 2 is truly a remarkable season of television. This is the year when the writers realised that not only were they making something special here, but that they were capable of producing some incredible content. Whilst the first half does maintain some of the less than impressive traits of Season One, such as poor quality filler episodes (containing mummies) and some rather rubbish bad guys (the zombie from episode 2 and literally everything to
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Rollback Review: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 1

“In every generation, there is a chosen one. She alone will stand against the Vampires, the Demons, and the Forces of Darkness. She is the Slayer.”

There must be about a million films, stories and TV related content that contains one particular scene. A vulnerable young woman, running for her life, terrified of whomever, or whatever, is pursuing her. She is utterly helpless to prevent her oncoming, horrible death – and most of the time is scantly clad. The scenario ends one of two ways – she either meets a terrible fate, or ends up getting saved by a dashing, Harrison Ford look alike male hero. Rinse, lather, repeat.

It once looked like that would be all we’d get from female characters in horror related productions. That was, until, a young writer came along named Joss Whedon, who decided that enough was enough. He had an idea of a young woman
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Was Zoo Mom Way Too Spry? Did Ahs Pee Bomb Gross You Out? Twin Peaks' Least-Resolved Mystery? And More Qs

Was Zoo Mom Way Too Spry? Did Ahs Pee Bomb Gross You Out? Twin Peaks' Least-Resolved Mystery? And More Qs
We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, we’re lobbing queries left and right about shows including Marvel’s Inhumans, American Horror Story, Shooter and Zoo!

1 | Did you (or anyone you know) pony up an Andrew Jackson to see Marvel’s Inhumans in IMAX? If so, how many people were in the theater? And did you know to stick around for the “bonus” scene?

RelatedMarvel’s Inhumans Review: Even on Big Screen, Drama Feels Small

3 | The Last Ship‘s unshaven Green and Miller are starting to look like Zz Top at this point,
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