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Picture Tree Picks Up Malin Akerman’s ‘A Piece of My Heart’ (Exclusive)

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Berlin-based sales company Picture Tree has picked up international rights for musical drama “A Piece of My Heart,” with Malin Akerman, who starred alongside Dwayne Johnson in “Rampage” and Damian Lewis in “Billions.” Variety has been given the first-look image from the film.

The film, directed by Edward af Sillén, also stars Jonas Karlsson, with music by Tomas Ledin. “Piece” is about Isabella, a hot shot within the Stockholm finance world who returns to her hometown. She feels like a winner compared to her old classmates, being the only one who actually made something of herself.

Isabella’s confidence is shaken when she realizes that Simon, her big teenage crush, is marrying her childhood friend Molly. Isabella is used to getting what she wants, and seeing Simon so happy with somebody else bothers her.

Akerman started out as a model before appearing in TV series “Earth: Final Conflict.” Her breakthrough
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'True Detective' Season 2 Eyes Rachel McAdams for Female Lead

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'True Detective' Season 2 Eyes Rachel McAdams for Female Lead
Along with today's news that Justin Lin is in talks to direct two episodes of HBO's True Detective, Variety reports that Rachel McAdams is vying for the female lead role alongside Elisabeth Moss.

While this is the first we're hearing about Rachel McAdams being in contention, Elisabeth Moss revealed last month that she had not been approached to star in the series, just days after a report revealed she was up for the female lead. However, a lot can change in one month, and it seems now that Elisabeth Moss is, in fact, in the running.

The role in question is, according to a July report, a sheriff from Montery, California who has a troubled past. Jessica Chastain was previously sought for the role in May, but she turned it down.

Variety also reports that Colin Farrell, Taylor Kitsch and Vince Vaughn are currently in final negotiations for the other three lead roles.
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'X-Men' rewatch: A serious attempt to find meaning in the strangest superhero franchise

'X-Men' rewatch: A serious attempt to find meaning in the strangest superhero franchise
The X-Men movies are important. They make a lot of money and they helped create Superhero-Era Hollywood and they incepted a certain kind of lucrative career arc in the heads of a generation of young actors. (Do the franchise, take the money, spend a year on greenscreens and the press circuit pretending you understand anything that’s happening, try for the Oscar, repeat.)

And the X-Men movies are important to me. I grew up loving superhero comic books and I grew up loving movies. These two fascinations were not mutually exclusive; but now, more and more, they feel diametrically opposed.
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Star Trek News Source 1701News.com Launches As Roddenberry Entertainment Teams With Nexus Media Group

You’re probably wondering where you can get all the Star Trek info you’d ever want, and all in one place. Well, look no further. 1701News.com is live, and the partnership of Roddenberry Entertainment and Nexus Media Group aims to deliver all the Star Trek news that’s fit to print. Plus, it’s a pretty snazzy site.

Check out the full info below, and get your favorite bookmarking tool ready.

Roddenberry Entertainment Partners With Nexus Media Group

To Launch Definitive “Star Trek” News Source, “1701News”

Seeking to provide fans with a one-stop destination for credible news and high-quality insights regarding all things Star Trek, Roddenberry Entertainment has partnered with Nexus Media Group to officially launch 1701News.com on April 25.

Inspired by the registry number of the USS Enterprise (Ncc-1701), 1701News will cover Star Trek like it’s never been done before, not just with breaking news and
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Royal Pains Scoop: Frances Conroy Tapped for Multi-Episode Arc as HankMed's Rich [Spoiler]

Royal Pains Scoop: Frances Conroy Tapped for Multi-Episode Arc as HankMed's Rich [Spoiler]
Royal Pains‘ upcoming fifth season is shaping up to be a real horror story.

The USA Network dramedy has recruited American Horror Story‘s Frances Conroy for a multi-episode guest arc, TVLine has learned.

Conroy will play Blythe Ballard, a member of the Hamptons elite who lives next door to Hank and Evan’s Shadow Pond.

Related | Exclusive: Royal Pains Promotes Ben Shenkman to Series Regular for Season 5

After Hank treats Blythe for an arm injury, Evan is determined to make her one of HankMed’s regular clients. But she’s not so easily persuaded, and she’s got a
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DVD Review: Falling Skies Season One

Having to review the first season of a new Sci-Fi TV series landing on our shores holds me with trepidation...

Falling Skies is the story of Earth having been vanquished by an extra-terrestrial force made up of six-legged creatures humans call ‘Skitters’, supported by their bipedal counterparts the ‘Mechs’, who love nothing better to round up people and slap mind-controlling slugs onto their backs. But not to be beaten, a group of Bostonians rise up to create a militia to fight the invaders back. Yeah right, in their dreams…

I've seen too many Science Fiction productions take flight only to be shot down in flames. We could write the mother of all lists with the number of programs that got canned in the last 5 years let alone since the days of Star Trek on TV. But, with the Internet ablaze about the last press conference that the Firefly cast and
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New Star Trek Podcast to Examine Every Single Star Trek Series Episode

There are plenty of rewatch podcasts of great TV series available in the vastness of the internet, but this new one has some particularly interesting names and numbers involved. It’s about Star Trek, so our pointy ears are already perked up. It’s from Roddenberry Entertainment, with Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry‘s son Rod Roddenberry executive producing, so it has an extra-authentic pedigree. It’s through Nerdist Industries, now a part of Legendary Entertainment, so the production (and nerdy) values are great.

But the best part of all is that it will be a weekly examination of Every Star Trek episode from Every Star Trek series, one by one. Six series, 30 seasons, 726 episodes. They’ve just started, so it’s only two episodes in so far – ”The Cage” and “The Man Trap” – making it easy for you to catch up. Here are the details:

Roddenberry Entertainment Partners with
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Countdown To Portal Awards: A Little History

Fans will be asked to continue a tradition that is now 13 years old when voting for the 2012 Airlock Alpha Portal Awards begins June 25. The awards themselves started in 1999 as the SyFy World Genre Awards. At the time, SyFy World, still living in its home in the now defunct GeoCities, was just starting to gain a small following, thanks to its spoiler reporting on shows like "Earth: Final Conflict," "Star Trek: Voyager," and the final episodes of "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine." There wasn't a lot of science-fiction on television and in the movies at the time, but the audience was there, and the fact is, there was no other way for genre fans to express their love for their favorite shows and movies. The Genre Awards were an instant hit, so much that it has continued through name changes ...
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'Firefly,' 'X-Files' Join Serling Award Eligibility List

Shows trying to win prestige as part of the Rod Serling Award classic television series class will have a lot more competition as 31 new genre shows have become eligible. Among those joining the fray are popular shows "Firefly," "The X-Files," "Earth: Final Conflict" and "Dark Angel." They can now be considered along with other shows that ended their run before them as part of Airlock Alpha's annual Portal Awards. Named after "Twilight Zone" creator Rod Serling, the Serling Award honors classic science-fiction the same way the Gene Roddenberry Award acknowledges lifetime achievement of an individual. It's an award that can only be won once, and is voted on each year by the fans. It was first included as part of the Portal Awards in 2010, and will be a part of the more than dozen categories ...
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TV Review: Trek Nation

Genre: Documentary |Sci-Fi

Air Date/Time: November 30th at 9/8c

Network: Science

Summary: Science celebrates the 45th anniversary of one of the greatest television franchises of all time, Star Trek, with the world-premiere two-hour event, Rod Roddenberry’s Trek Nation. This tribute follows Gene Roddenberry’s son, Rod, as he explores the deep impact of his father’s singular vision for the future. Through interviews with fans, including George Lucas, J.J. Abrams, Seth MacFarlane, and many notable Star Trek alums, Trek Nation chronicles a son’s journey to discover his father’s work that helped defined science fiction.

Trek Nation draws on hours of exclusive footage, including never-before-seen home movies from the Roddenberry family collection and the first-ever Star Trek convention. This film demonstrates that Roddenberry’s work has not only inspired legions of fans across the globe, but generated a cultural movement. Star Trek is a phenomenon that goes
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SciFriday: Confessions Of A Former Movie Theater-Goer

On May 12, 2000, I paid $7 for a movie ticket and sat down with a few hundred other people to watch this new John Travolta movie that had come out. The opening credits of "Battlefield Earth" -- a film that forced "Earth: Final Conflict" to have changed its name a couple years earlier -- rolled, and for some reason I thought this was going to be pretty cool. Five minutes in ... I realized how wrong I was. Sadly, my friends who were with me didn't want to leave, so I did what I always do when I get bored: I entertain myself. That meant openly making fun of the film, so much that the audience was more interested in my heckling than they were of the film itself. In fact, that Tampa theater was probably the only one in America that didn't have the whole audience walk out before the ending ...
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Roddenberry Entertainment Teams With Social Animal To Produce 360-Degree Film White Room

San Diego, CA (July 19, 2011) – Roddenberry is a legendary name in the world of science fiction with a forty-five year history of innovation and storytelling in the genre. Today at Comic Con that legend continues as Roddenberry Entertainment announced that the company is partnering with technology lab, Social Animal, to produce the first-of-its-kind 360° film project, White Room: 02B3. Greg Aronowitz, who honed his skills as a special effects artist and design specialist with over two hundred films and television projects under his belt, is directing the project. His film credits include Memoirs Of A Geisha, Disney.S Haunted Mansion, Scooby Doo 2, Minority Report, A.I., Castaway, Saving Private Ryan, The X-Files and Contact.

White Room: 02B3 will transport the audience into 360 degrees of intensity as six strangers find themselves unwillfully participating in an experiment that could change the face of humanity. Roddenberry Entertainment’s Tory Mell penned the project upon executives recognizing
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Movie Preview & Trailer: Splice (2010), Starring Adrien Brody, Sarah Polley, Delphine Chaneac

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There's a contingent of moviegoers out there that absolutely loved the claustrophobic, mind-bending sci-fi movie Cube (1997) and have been waiting for its writer-director, Canadian filmmaker Vincenzo Natali, to really come into his own -- and to do something with a budget befitting his talent and imagination. He directed the little-seen features Cypher (2002) and Nothing (2003), the documentary Getting Gilliam (2005), about Terry Gilliam, and even three episodes of the sci-fi series Earth: Final Conflict (TV). But now, finally, there is Splice (2010), the film that may make him a force to be reckoned with, the film that may make Hollywood come calling for real. Splice centers on a romantically involved couple of scientists, Clive (Adrien Brody) and Elsa (Sarah Polley), who are at the forefront of genetic engineering. They've created hybrids, animal hybrids that can be used -- by the pharmaceutical company that bankrolls their efforts -- to develop life-saving, not to mention profitable,
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Preview: 'Stargate: Universe' Gives Franchise Fresh New Life

When the producers announced they were working on yet another spinoff of the Stargate franchise, all I could do was sigh. "Stargate Sg-1" was fun enough, except it went two seasons too many. "Stargate: Atlantis" had a wonderful start, but there seemed to be far better job stability on "Earth: Final Conflict," and it simply wasn't worth an effort to invest in many of the characters there. So "Stargate: Universe" ... what areas of the franchise hasn't already been covered in the last 15 years worth of Stargate episodes? Well, Brad Wright, Robert C. Cooper and Carl Binder show us in the first seconds of the new series. The stargate is fired up, and instead of watching someone casually walk through the puddle, we instead see someone shoot through it as if they were just shot from a circus ...
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Happy 88th birthday, Gene Roddenberry!

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On this day in 1921 the Great Bird Of The Galaxy, Eugene Wesley Roddenberry, was born in El Paso, Texas. Gene was known as a writer for Dragnet, Naked City, Have Gun, Will Travel, The Lieutenant, The Questor Tapes, Genesis II, Planet Earth, and Strange New World.

Oh, all right, Star Trek, Earth: Final Conflict, and Andromeda. And even a few comics series-- don't tell me you don't remember Gene Roddenberry's Lost Universe from Tekno Comics?

He died in 1991 and his ashes are in orbit now, so when we say the Great Bird Of The Galaxy watches over us, we aren't kidding. Thanks again for letting us all play in your world.
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Gene's Son Talks Comic-Con, 'Star Trek'

Rod Roddenberry is bringing a graphic novel -- and a dive team -- to San Diego.

By John Gaudiosi

Rod Roddenberry, the son of “Star Trek” creator Gene Roddenberry, is embarking on a new mission at this year’s Comic-Con. Roddenberry Productions has partnered with Archaia on a new graphic novel series, “Days Missing,” which will make its debut at the convention. Roddenberry, who has overseen the production of “Gene Roddenberry’s Earth: Final Conflict,” “Gene Roddenberry’s Andromeda” and, most notably, the “Star Trek” brand, talks about the “Trek” reboot, his new comic book ... and saving the ocea...
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‘Star Trek’ Creator’s Production Company Announces New ‘Days Missing’ Comic Book Series

Gene Roddenberry, the man best known for laying the foundations of the “Star Trek” universe, left more behind when he died in 1991 than the landmark sci-fi franchise currently being remastered by J.J. Abrams. The company he founded, Gene Roddenberry Productions, also left its mark on television with series like “Earth: Final Conflict” and “Andromeda.”

Now, the inheritors of the fanboy-sacred Roddenberry name are moving into comics, launching a series titled “Days Missing” with Archaia.

“Building on the science fiction legacy of the Star Trek franchise, we are excited to make a unique contribution to the comic book landscape with this extraordinary series,” Roddenberry Productions executive Trevor Roth said in a press release. “We’ve assembled some of the best talent in the industry to deliver a great comic book that we hope will captivate fans.”

Arachaia’s creative team assigned to the first issue includes well-known names such as current
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'Swamp Devil' (DVD)

Despite their dramatic potential, ecological importance and scientific interest, swamps rarely get the good press that crystal-clear lakes, misty mountains and sun-drenched beaches do. This may be partly because so much superstition has grown up around them. Swamp monsters are popular expressions of this superstition, embodying the impression that swamps are muddy, bug-infested slime pits.

Perhaps the most famous such monster in the annals of film is the comic book character Swamp Thing. This tangle of humanoid swamp vegetation first appeared in DC Comics' House of Secrets #92 (1971) and he was later revamped for his own title. In the 1980s the comic was adapted for the film Swamp Thing. The character has also appeared in that film's sequel, The Return of Swamp Thing, and animated and live-action television series.

Contemporary with the origination of Swamp Thing was the first appearance of Marvel Comic's Man-Thing. Swamp Thing and Man-Thing had similar origin
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Could Other Shows Follow 'Warehouse 13' Back To Toronto?

There was a time when filming in Canada meant filming in Toronto. Over the years, the city became a backdrop for many places, both on Earth and other planets in shows like "Earth: Final Conflict" and "Wonderfalls" among others. But in recent years, a lot of television production has moved across the country to Vancouver, British Columbia, and Toronto has been trying to catch up ever since. But now the city has a chance, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Bob Hall, president of one of Canada's more powerful unions, The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employes, or Iatse, is pushing for the Toronto Films Studios complex to be reopened so that productions for movies and television alike will have a place to film. "We cannot allow our production center to continue to erode," ...
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This Week On DVD and Blu-ray: May 5, 2009

DVD Links: DVD News | Release Dates | New Dvds | Reviews | RSS Feed The Curious Case of Benjamin Button I posted my review of the Blu-ray edition yesterday giving Benjamin Button another glowing critique. So, it shouldn't come as any surprise I am leading with it this week and recommend it as a film you should at least watch, since I am willing to admit this isn't a movie everyone will love. However, I do believe this is a film everyone should revisit every few years if they don't like it as I think it is a film that only gets better with age... Dexter - The Complete Second Season Paramount sent this one over and I have also recently taken a look at the first season of the original "Star Trek" on Blu-ray and just a couple nights ago finished watching the first season of "C.S.I." on Blu-ray. I covered the
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