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Preview Video for New Syfy Series Nightflyers, Based on George R.R. Martin’s Novella

George R.R. Martin's novella Nightflyers has been turned into a TV series for Syfy. Telling the story of eight scientists tasked with exploring the outer edge of our solar system, Nightflyers is teased in a preview video that shows a little bit of what to expect from the space horror series.

"Nightflyers follows eight maverick scientists and a powerful telepath who embark on an expedition to the edge of our solar system aboard The Nightflyer – a ship with a small tightknit crew and a reclusive captain – in the hope of making contact with alien life. But when terrifying and violent events begin to take place they start to question each other – and surviving the journey proves harder than anyone thought.

Eoin Macken (“The Night Shift”) is set to star as Karl D’Branin alongside Sam Strike (“EastEnders”) as Thale, Maya Eshet (“Teen Wolf”) as Lommie, Angus Sampson (“Fargo”) as Rowan,
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Nightflyers: Syfy Releases First Look at George R.R. Martin Series (Video)

"It's Psycho in space." Syfy has just released a first look at their upcoming TV show, Nightflyers.Based on the novella by George R.R. Martin, the drama "follows eight maverick scientists and a powerful telepath who embark on an expedition to the edge of our solar system aboard The Nightflyer - a ship with a small tightknit crew and a reclusive captain - in the hope of making contact with alien life." The cast includes Eoin Macken, Sam Strike, Maya Eshet, Angus Sampson, Jodie Turner-Smith, Gretchen Mol, David Ajala, and Brían F. O'Byrne.Read More…
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Nightflyers: Syfy Orders George Rr Martin TV Series

George Rr Martin is taking over TV. Today, Syfy announced they have ordered a new series from the Game of Thrones writer called Nightflyers.Based on Martin's novella of the same name, the sci-fi drama "follows eight maverick scientists and a powerful telepath who embark on an expedition to the edge of our solar system aboard The Nightflyer - a ship with a small tightknit crew and a reclusive captain -- in the hope of making contact with alien life." The cast includes Gretchen Mol, Eoin Macken, David Ajala, and Brían F. O'Byrne.Read More…
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Manifesto: Additional Casting Announced for Upcoming Discovery Drama

Manifesto has some new company. This week, Discovery announced Mark Duplass, Lynn Collins, Jeremy Bobb, Katja Herbers, and Brían F. O'Byrne have joined the upcoming TV series.The scripted drama tells “the story of how FBI agent Jim “Fitz” Fitzgerald (Sam Worthington) deployed a radical approach to intelligence gathering to take down Ted Kaczynski (Paul Bettany), also known as the “Unabomber,” one of the most infamous criminal masterminds in the world.” Jane Lynch also stars.Read More…
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‘Manifesto’: Mark Duplass, Jeremy Bobb, Lynn Collins, Katja Herbers, & Brian F. O’Byrne Join Cast

Discovery Channel is rounding out the cast its upcoming FBI crime-drama Manifesto, from Lionsgate and Kevin Spacey and Dana Brunetti's Trigger Street Productions. Mark Duplass (Togetherness, Blue Jay), Jeremy Bobb (The Knick, Godless), Lynn Collins (X-Men Origins: Wolverine), Katja Herbers (Manhattan, The Leftovers), and Brían F. O'Byrne (Mildred Pierce, Aquarius) have signed on to the anticipated scripted series set to air this year. The series will tell the story of how…
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Academy Award Film Series: It Takes Eastwood to Get Enthusiastic Praise for Derivative, Mostly Predictable Father Figure Melo

'Million Dollar Baby' movie with Hilary Swank and Clint Eastwood. 'Million Dollar Baby' movie: Clint Eastwood contrived, overlong drama made (barely) watchable by first-rate central performance Fresh off the enthusiastically received – and insincere – Mystic River, Clint Eastwood went on to tackle the ups and downs of the boxing world in the 2004 melo Million Dollar Baby. Despite the cheery title, this is not the usual Rocky-esque rags-to-riches story of the determined underdog who inevitably becomes a super-topdog once she (in this case it's a “she”) puts on her gloves, jumps into the boxing ring, and starts using other women as punching bags. That's because about two-thirds into the film, Million Dollar Baby takes a radical turn toward tragedy that is as unexpected as everything else on screen is painfully predictable. In fact, once the dust is settled, even that last third quickly derails into the same sentimental mush Eastwood and
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Vincent Kartheiser & Anna Camp Aboard Nat Geo’s ‘Saints & Strangers’ As Cast Set

Vincent Kartheiser, Anna Camp, Ron Livingston, Barry Sloane, Michael Jibson, Ray Stevenson, Natascha McElhone, Brían F. O'Byrne, Raoul Trujillo, Tatanka Means and Kalani Queypo have been cast in Saints & Strangers, the four-hour movie about the crossing of the Mayflower that National Geographic is plotting. Sony Pictures Television is producing with Little Engine Productions, and Paul Edwards is directing a script by Bosch co-creator Eric Overmyer and Seth Fisher’s…
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Andrea Pallaoro's Debut Feature 'Medeas' Opens in New York City on December 19th

A lyrical portrait of a rural Southern California family’s inner lives, their relationship to their ever-shifting landscape, and their growing alienation with each other, "Medeas" is the acclaimed debut feature of Italian-born filmmaker Andrea Pallaoro. Offering a contemporary variation from the pov of an Italian art filmmaker, on the time-honored tradition of the Greek tragedy, ‘Medea’, Pallaoro’s film stars the remarkable Catalina Sandino Moreno, a Best Actress Oscar nominee for "Maria Full of Grace," and Brían F. O'Byrne ("Million Dollar Baby," "Before The Devil Knows You’re Dead") a Tony Award winner for the Broadway drama Frozen.

The film tells the story of a hard-working Southern California dairy farmer (O’Byrne) struggling to maintain control of his family and his younger, hearing-impaired Latina wife (Moreno) whose interest in her husband and family is beginning to wane, "Medeas" investigates the all-too-human state of alienation and its relationship to the equally human desire for intimacy. It’s an outstanding debut feature for writer/director Pallaoro, whose earlier short film " Wunderkammer" won six international awards and was selected in the official competitions of over fifty film festivals around the world, including the Sundance Film Festival.

Largely based on real events taken from newspapers and court trials, "Medeas" features a ravishing visual style and a contemplative narrative approach that’s immediately reminiscent of the works of Terrence Malick and Michelangelo Antonioni. But Pallaoro’s first film is all his own—an undeniably passionate, personal work meticulously crafted with primal beauty and punctuated with sensational performances by its two leading players.

Following its acclaimed rollout to film festivals around the world, The Vladar Company is excited to presents the limited theatrical engagement of "Medeas" at the Village East theater in New York City beginning December 19th.

The winner of the New Voices/ New Visions Grand Jury Prize at the Palm Springs International Film Festival 2013 for "Medeas", filmmaker Andrea Pallaoro also won the award for Best Director at the Marrakech International Film Festival and the Parajanov Prize for Best Visuals and Aesthetics at the Tbilisi International Film Festival. Additionally, Pallaoro won the UK-Italy Creative Industries Award for Best Innovative Budget at the Venice Film Festival. And for her starring role in "Medeas", Catalina Sandino Moreno won Best Actress in the New Director’s Competition at the Nashville Film Festival.

More information on "Medeas" can be found on at the film’s website at


"Medeas" is an intimate portrait of a rural family’s inner lives and their relationship to a harsh and shifting landscape. Ennis, a stern, Hard-working dairy farmer struggles to maintain control of his family and surrounding environment, while his wife, Christina, retreats into herself, progressively disconnecting from him an their five children. As tensions increase, each character must confront their yearnings and anxieties, culminating in a dangerous conflict between control and freedom, intimacy and alienation. A journey into the unpredictable boundaries of human behavior, "Medeas" explores the desperate lengths people are driven to by love and self-preservation.

About The Vladar Company:

The Vladar Company is a media and entertainment company, led by Vlad Yudin and Edwin Mejia. Since its inception in 2008, the company has catered to the market’s growing need for entertainment content across multiple platforms. The company focuses on developing, financing and packaging a library of intellectual properties with its producing partners at leading Hollywood and International production studios. The company is becoming a leading producer of many genres and multiple mediums in U.S. and international markets.

Vladar will continue to develop, finance and release projects in different formats as well as create and build brands with partners and investors around the world. Vladar will also focus on creating and developing new distribution models and contribute to the success of independent film and TV production. Its sales and operations will expand nationally and internationally.
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'Jimmy Hall' to be Ken Loach's last film

'Jimmy Hall' to be Ken Loach's last film
Ken Loach will retire from making feature-length films after he completes his latest project Jimmy Hall.

According to Loach's long-time producer Rebecca O'Brien, the critically-acclaimed director is "unlikely" to continue making films for the big screen, but will still direct documentaries and TV programmes.

"This is probably the last narrative feature for Ken," O'Brien told Screen Daily.

"There are a few documentary ideas kicking around, and that will probably be the way to go, but this is a serious period drama with a lot of moving parts so it's a big thing to put together. I think we should go out while we're on top."

She continued: "It's such a huge operation and Ken doesn't sit in a director's chair, telling people what to do; he runs around. It requires a lot of physical and mental stamina. Realistically, I'd be very surprised if we made another feature after this one.
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Casting: Greer, Abrahams, Ward, Madsen


Judy Greer is in talks to reunite with her "Three Kings" and "The Descendants" co-star George Clooney in Brad Bird's sci-fi feature "Tomorrowland" at Disney Pictures.

Hugh Laurie and Britt Robertson also star in the Damon Lindelof penned film which is being kept top secret. Details of Greer's role are also under wraps. [Source: Deadline]

The Next Spike Lee Joint

Zaraah Abrahams ("Coronation Street") has scored the female lead role in Spike Lee's Kickstarter-backed feature.

The film has raised just over half of the $1.25 million budget so far with two weeks to go. [Source:]

Jimmy's Hall

Barry Ward, Simone Kirby, Jim Norton, Brían O'Byrne and Andrew Scott have joined the cast of Ken Loach's Ireland-shot next feature "Jimmy's Hall".

Set in 1932, the film follows Irish communist leader James Gralton who returns from a decade in New York to re-open the dance hall he built in 1921. [Source: Screen Daily]


Michael Madsen's
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John Barrowman joins Grey's Anatomy creator's ABC pilot 'Gilded Lilys'

John Barrowman joins Grey's Anatomy creator's ABC pilot 'Gilded Lilys'
John Barrowman has reportedly joined the cast of Shonda Rhimes' new ABC pilot. The Torchwood star has landed the leading role of Julius Ashford Lily in the period drama named Gilded Lilys, according to TV Guide. Barrowman's character is the charming son of the central family in the show, which tells the story of the opening of the first ever luxury hotel in New York City. Blythe Danner and Sarah Bolger were announced as cast members last month. Brian O'Byrne has also signed up to play patriarch Edwin Lily, while other cast members include Matt Lauria, Matt Long, (more)
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Brian O'Byrne joins ABC's 'Gilded Lilys' pilot

Brian O'Byrne joins ABC's 'Gilded Lilys' pilot
Brian O'Byrne has landed a lead role in ABC's drama pilot Gilded Lilys. The show, which is being executive produced by Grey's Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes, is set in 1895 and focuses on the first luxury hotel in New York. O'Byrne has now signed up to play Edwin Lily in the project, Deadline reports. Edwin decides to open the luxury hotel after a scandal hits his family. O'Byrne recently starred as Reg Duffy in NBC's Prime Suspect, while his previous (more)
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Prime Suspect: Essentially Cancelled? Can It Be Saved?

NBC's remake of the UK police drama, Prime Suspect, was one of the most anticipated new series of the new fall season. Unfortunately, it hasn't lived up to expectations. It'll surely be cancelled and now, it's just a question of when. Has NBC even tried to save it?

Prime Suspect revolves around tough-as-nails Detective Jane Timoney (Maria Bello) as she works in the male-dominated homicide department of the NYPD. The show also stars Aidan Quinn, Brian O'Byrne, Tim Griffin, Kirk Acevedo, Joe Nieves, Damon Gupton, and Peter Gerety.

The series debuted on September 22nd to a 1.8 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 6.05 million total viewers. Most new series at least get solid ratings for their debut but Prime Suspect was a disappointment right out of the gate and was in a distant third place in its timeslot. What's more, many viewers didn't stick
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Review - Great Acting the Only Positive in NBC's Prime Suspect

Much like ABC's Life on Mars, NBC's Prime Suspect is a remake of a show that didn't need a remake. The original ITV series, which starred Helen Mirren as the steely female detective Jane Tennison, is an undeniable classic of British television (and indeed of television in general). NBC shouldn't have remade the show because it couldn't -- and didn't -- improve upon the original. Instead, the new Prime Suspect is an Americanized facsimile that can't hold a candle to its earlier, groundbreaking British counterpart.

Like most American remakes of British shows, Prime Suspect has been drained of subtlety. What made Helen Mirren's Jane Tennison fascinating was her incredibly flawed nature. She was brilliant at her job, but her personal life was in shambles. Her relationships fell apart because of her dedication to her job, as well as because of her alcoholism. Sure, she was a badass when it came to doing her job,
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'Prime Suspect': Mario Bello revamps classic Helen Mirren role for NBC

"Prime Suspect" started as a police procedural in the United Kingdom, airing at various times between 1991 and 2006 and starring the inimitable Helen Mirren. NBC is taking their swing at the crime drama in 2011 with Mario Bello as the tough-as-nails Detective Jane Timoney (Jane Tennison in the U.K. version).

The show has been redeveloped for American audiences by writer Alexandra Cunningham ("Desperate Housewives," "NYPD Blue") and director Peter Berg (NBC's "Friday Night Lights"). Bello's Timoney is a newly-transferred New York City homicide detective having to deal with being the new woman in a male-dominated department.

"Prime Suspect" also stars Aidan Quinn ("Unknown"), Brian O'Byrne ("Flash Forward"), Tim Griffin ("Star Trek"), Kirk Acevedo ("Fringe"), Joe Nieves ("How I Met Your Mother"), Damon Gupton ("The Last Airbender") and Peter Gerety ("Blue Bloods"). It will air Thursday nights at 10 p.m. Et/Pt, following NBC's Thursday comedy lineup.
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Kate Winslet: A Thoroughly Modern Millie

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When Melissa Leo blames her Academy Award f-bomb on her "Mildred Pierce" co-star, Kate Winslet, somehow it only makes Kate more attractive. The crush object of men and women alike apparently curses like a sailor and Leo says she picked it up like just another accent (though I'm thinking Melissa was cursing way before she met Kate). And in the on-set visit (video below), Winslet's "Mildred Pierce" fellow cast members rave about her comedic antics, claiming that she had them rolling with laughter. I defy anyone not to fall in love with her.

The HBO miniseries, based on James M. Cain's 1941 novel, chronicles the struggles of a Depression era divorced, single mother who does everything she can to be a success on her own--transforming herself from housewife to business woman. Obsessed with her daughter Veda (Evan Rachel Wood), Mildred eventually suffers the consequences of raising an extremely spoiled, self-centered child who,
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Out this week on Blu-Ray and DVD 8.31.10

 How is the week going people? My last month or so has been very hectic and I don't see it slowing down anytime soon. I suppose I would rather have a hectic life then a boring life though. This last week I gained the power to tweet via cell phone woot! Hopefully I can come up with some more interesting stuff to say now haha. Having been cell-phone-less for years I am having to readjust. Meaning my phone rang yesterday and I did not hear it but the person I was with did and asked if I was going to answer it. Doh. Anyways....

Oh man! So many great shows releasing to DVD this week! Almost all of them I actually watch too which is cool. Let's start with a few movies releasing.


Harry Brown

When a crew of drug-dealing gang members takes the life of his only friend, Leonard
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Brooklyn's Finest Captures a Rare Indie Sweep on the DVD Charts

With no big-studio theatrical releases on the shelves this week, an indie managed to sneak through and score wins on all three home video charts. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Brooklyn's Finest debuted with a clean sweep atop the DVD sales, DVD rental and Blu-ray sales charts, for the week ending July 11.

The new release knocked last week's top two releases on all three charts - Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief and Hot Tub Time Machine - down to both second and third places on in all three categories, respectively. The only other notable new release was another indie film, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, which took fourth place on the DVD sales charts and fifth place on the Blu-ray sales charts.

Brooklyn's Finest completed the sweep on the Blu-ray sales charts, although only selling a modest 25% of its total units in the high definition format. However,
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FlashForward: The Complete Series Hits The DVD Shelves on August 31st

You can bring home the entire series of a new ABC sci-fi series at the end of August. FlashForward: The Complete Series will be released on DVD on August 31. This five-disc set will contain all 22 episodes of this series and will be priced at $59.99 Srp. You can take a look at the cover art and special features below. The series stars Courtney B. Vance, Joseph Fiennes, John Cho, Zachary Knighton, Peyton List, Brian F. O'Byrne, Sonya Walger, Christine Woods, Jack Davenport and Dominic Monaghan.

Out of nowhere, a mysterious flash causes nearly everyone in the world to lose consciousness and gain a glimpse of his or her life six months into the future. As one elite FBI unit attempts to solve the mystery, the rest of the world's population soon discovers that, when it comes to destiny, nothing is set in stone.

Uncover the answers and delve even deeper
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Contest: Win Brooklyn's Finest on Blu-ray!

Brooklyn's Finest will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on July 6 and you know we have to celebrate this new film's home video release. We have a brand new contest running and we're giving away copies of the Blu-ray to our readers. You know these high-def discs will go fast, so be sure to enter this contest today.

Winners Receive:

Brooklyn's Finest Blu-ray

to win this brand new Blu-ray today.

In Brooklyn's Finest, burned out veteran Eddie Dugan (Richard Gere) is just one week away from his pension and a fishing cabin in Connecticut. Narcotics officer Sal Procida (Ethan Hawke) has discovered there's no line he won't cross to provide a better life for his long-suffering wife and seven children. And Clarence "Tango" Butler (Don Cheadle) has been undercover so long his loyalties have started to shift from his fellow police officers to his prison buddy Caz (Wesley Snipes), one
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