June 18, 2013 5:27pm EST
Live together, die alone. And then after you die (onscreen, that is), separate off into completely separate career paths and try to outdo one another. Such is the post-finale motto of Lost, as we've seen quite a variety in the degrees of success to befall out favorite island stars.
On the one hand, we have the likes of Evangeline Lilly, whose toils as renegade Kate have been followed up by blockbuster promise (Peter Jackson's upcoming The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, most notably). On the other end of the spectrum, we find poor Terry O'Quinn (666 Park Ave never had a chance, did it?) and Jorge Garcia (enough guest starring!). And somewhere in the middle — or some parallel sideways reality — there's Matthew Fox, enjoying a turn in this week's release of World War Z, but still suffering from a pretty volatile reputation off screen.
So the question is, which Lostie won? We might not have the omnipotence of the almighty Jacob, but we think our rankings are pretty accurate...
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May 17, 2013 5:21pm EST
All the champagne has been popped, the confetti swept off the floor, and the entertainment execs shuttled bleary-eyed onto a plane back to LA, because the TV Upfronts are over. This little season where all the channels try to convince advertisers that their new shows are going to be awesome is all done. But other than all the particulars of the new fall lineups and the trailers for all the new shows, what else did we learn? Here are some trends!
Super Powers: Just like in the movies, it's all about the superheroes on TV these days. ABC's Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is in the same universe as The Avengers, The CW's Tomorrow People is a bit of an X-Men ripoff with mutant powers, ABC's Resurrection has a kid mysteriously coming back to life, and CBS' Intelligence has Josh Holloway (yes, Sawyer from Lost) as a cop with a magic microchip in his brain. Just wait, we're going to find out that Alice in Once Upon a Time in Wonderland has powers too.
The Mini-Series Is Back: Doomed to irrelevance just a decade ago, limited edition programming is in for the fall. NBC has limited series Dracula all lined up, but Fox is betting the farm on a host of one-shot deals including the much-hyped 24 relaunch. They also have Billy the Kidd, Blood Brothers, The People V OJ Simpson, and a remake of classic miniseries Shogun on tap.
Fox Is Busting Up the Schedule: In a seeming response to the threat posed by cable channels and newfangled "TV" networks like Neflix is Hulu, Fox is trying to shake off the traditional September-to-May TV schedule with year-round programming. Between the mini-series and shortened schedules for other shows, the network's roster will be revolving at all times. Is this the start of the end of TV as we know it?
Who Doesn't Love a Rag Tag Group?: Sure, NBC gave Go On, a show about a diverse group of people in therapy, the axe, but the motley crew is back in a big way in a number of sitcoms. ABC's Back in the Game is a new take on the Bad News Bears, ABC's Super Fun Night shows three dorky girls trying to have the time of their lives, ABC's Lucky 7 has a weird group of coworkers winning the lottery (remember when this was called Windfall in 2006?), NBC's Undateable looks into the love lives of nerds, Fox's Enlisted is about the world's worst soldiers, and Andy Samberg leads a silly squad of cops on Brooklyn Nine-Nine.
NBC Is Trying to Change...into CBS: With few shows left on its roster and even fewer hits, NBC is currently TV's whipping boy. But it's trying something different. Well, it's trying to be CBS. Its new comedies are all broad and mostly three-camera (see Sean Saves the World) and they're trying a bunch of procedurals like The Blacklist (with James Spader, which actually looks good), Ironside (a remake of the cop-in-a-wheelchair show), and Chicago PD (a spin-off of Chicago Fire).
It's Always About the Parents: Plenty in this year's crop of shows feature adults dealing with their older parents. Will Arnett's parents move back in on CBS' The Millers, Anna Faris deals with her crazy mom Allison Janney on CBS' Mom, Seth Green and Giovanni Ribisi can't take their Dads on Fox, James Caan and his daughter coach her kid's little league team on ABC's Back in the Game, and Sarah Michelle Gellar is cursed with having Robin Williams as her dad and business partner on CBS' The Crazy Ones.
The Past Is Our Future: Everything old is new again! The CW gets all soapy with Mary Queen of Scots in Reign, the '80s get The Wonder Years treatment (with more camp) in ABC's The Goldbergs, and in Fox's insane Sleepy Hollow Ichibod Crane literally wakes up in the modern day to fight the headless horseman once again. Sometimes the past should stay buried.
The Future Is Also Our Future: Not only are we going to the past, but the future is so bright, we have to wear shades. Or, well, we have to have our cops partner with robots in J.J. Abrams' Fox drama Almost Human. The CW is going all genre all the time and both The 100, where teenage criminals are shipped off to a ruined planet Earth, and Star Crossed, about human and alien integration in high school, are both set in brave new worlds.
The CW Is Sticking to Its Guns: If sci-fi and teen drama shows work for the network, why fix it? All of their new offerings fall into one category or the other. Like someone who wears the same outfit every day, at least they know what looks good on them.
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May 15, 2013 6:51pm EST
Men, moms, and a mini-series are just some of what CBS has in store for viewers this fall. The top-rated network had their upfront presentation at Carnegie Hall on Wednesday and rolled out the trailers for their new shows. Some looked very good (hello, The Hostages!) and some, well, make us sadder for Will Arnett than Up All Night ever did (The Millers).
The network seems to be staying close to their current formula of bawdy comedies (We Are Men could just as easily be called We Are Two and a Half Men) and glossy procedurals starring Lost alums (Intelligence). But, hey, if it ain't broke, don't fix it. CBS is also going heavy on star power in the 2013 fall season, nabbing the likes of Robin Williams, Kelly Clarkson, and Sarah Michelle Gellar. All on the same show, no less.
Here are the previews for all the new CBS series and our first impressions of them. Hopefully the network will release the inspired Les Mis parody they did with the cast of How I Met Your Mother in which they croon "One Year More." Seriously legendary.
The HostagesHow they'll turn this into an entire series, we have no idea, but we're already hooked. This intense drama, centered around a doctor (the great Toni Collette) unwillingly put in a Presidential assassination plot by a baddie (Dylan McDermott), looks like a truly well-made thriller.
The Crazy OnesRobin Williams, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Kelly Clarkson, and James Wolk all shill for McDonalds. Wait, is this why Bob Benson is at Sterling Cooper? He's a mole!
IntelligenceJosh Holloway has the Internet in his brain, or something. Poor guy. It's going to be mostly Lost spoilers in there.
Mom Joining CBS' Mom-day night lineup (get it?!) is the latest from Chuck Lorre, in which Anna Faris plays a recovering alcoholic single mother. Yes, it's a comedy. But, hey, the always-great Allison Janney is there, so that's something.
We Are MenThey are men. Two of those men are Tony Shaloub and Jerry O'Connell and they say and do crass things because, you know, they are men. CBS knows where their bread is buttered.
The Millers Sadly, this isn't a spin-off of Margo Martindale's New Girl Miller mama, rather a new comedy in which she plays Will Arnett's mom who farts a lot. Beau Bridges and JB Smoove star in it as well. They do not appear to be farting.
Under the DomeNot quite as funny as The Simpsons movie, but Dean Norris is there so that's awesome! Spielberg is bringing the mini-series adaptation of Stephen King's classic story to the small screen this June.
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May 10, 2013 6:38pm EST
Want to know what your parents will be watching this fall? CBS has ordered six new series for the 2013-2014 TV season — two dramas and four comedies featuring big-name stars like Robin Williams, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Toni Collette, Will Arnett and more. And yes, Chuck Lorre now has a fourth sitcom on the network. Let's go through them:
Hostages Toni Collette stars as a Washington D.C. surgeon chosen to perform a special operation on the president. When her family is taken hostage she's the one who has to save their lives. It also stars Dylan McDermott and Tate Donovan, among others.
Intelligence Lost alum Josh Holloway plays a government agent with a microchip planted in his brain that allows him to access the entire electromagnetic spectrum. Marg Helgenberger, Meghan Ory, Michael Rady, and James Martinez costar.
We Are Men A man (Chris Smith) learns some very important life lessons from the divorced dudes he meets at his new furnished, short-term rental apartment complex. This cast has plenty of great potential, with Kal Penn, Jerry O'Connell and Tony Shaloub playing the eccentric neighbors.
Mom Anna Faris has made her move to TV in this Chuck Lorre vehicle about a recently sober single mother living in wine country while dealing with her teenage daughter and her own disruptive mom (Allison Janney).
The Millers Another dysfunctional family sitcom, but this one stars Will Arnett as a man whose parents move in with him after his divorce. Margo Martindale and Beau Bridges play said parents — another solid cast.
Crazy Ones The highly anticipated return of Robin Williams to TV centers around a father and his daughter (Sarah Michelle Gellar) who work in advertising together. James Wolk's also in it, if you wanted one more reason to watch.
Which of these new series sounds most promising? And which one will be your dad's new favorite show?
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February 12, 2013 2:02pm EST
We admit, we've missed Josh Holloway on our television sets. (Who wouldn't?) We miss that hair, that Southern drawl and the various nicknames it would spout. We miss most of the Lost cast actually. We have to go baaaaaaack.
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Unfortunately, we're not able to go back to ABC's mythical island (no matter how many planes we take and lottery tickets we buy), but we are able to still see most of the cult show's stars. Holloway — who played dreamy bad boy Sawyer on Lost — will finally be back on the small screen for the upcoming CBS pilot Intelligence.
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Holloway will play a former Navy SEAL and intelligence office in the drama; the series focuses on a unit of the U.S. Cyber Command, and one particular agent who has "a microchip that has been implanted in his brain that allows him to access the entire electromagnetic spectrum." In other words, it's another CBS procedural, but this time it will feature someone from Lost! (So...kind of like Hawaii Five-O and Person of Interest!)
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With Holloway now back in his rightful place (our direct line of vision), we wanted to check on the rest of the survivors of Oceanic Flight 815 (and various others, and Others), and see how they've survived the post-Lost life. Spoiler alert: it doesn't matter because they'll all just get into heaven anyway. Check it out:
Daniel Day Kim (Jin): As previously mentioned, he's keeping CBS nice and warm for Holloway on Hawaii Five- O.
Terry O' Quinn (Locke): 666 Park Avenue didn't quite pan out over on ABC, but he's in good company with Daniel Day Kim on Hawaii Five-O now. (You can also catch him from time to time on TNT's Falling Skies).
Michael Emerson (Ben Linus): Ditto Emerson with CBS, just over on Person of Interest.
Yunjin Kim (Sun): Just minor roles on shows like The Neighbors, but thankfully that will all change when the upcoming Mistresses hits the air.
Ian Somerhalder (Boone): Making girls swoon over every week on the CW's smash The Vampire Diaries.
Maggie Grace (Shannon): Somehow got Taken on the big screen — twice — despite Liam Neeson's best efforts.
Jorge Garcia (Hurley): Alcatraz didn't quite pan out, but you can still catch him on the Lost-friendly ABC series Once Upon a Time.
Emilie de Ravin (Claire): In addition to some big screen roles (Remember Me, Public Enemies) since Lost ended, she, like Garcia, appears on the small screen on Once Upon a Time.
Dominic Monaghan (Charlie): Aw, Charlie. Well, you'll be happy to know he's got his own travel series over on BBC America called Wild Things where he does some, you guessed it, pretty wild things.
Naveen Andrews (Sayid): If you've got Syfy you can catch him on the British version of Sinbad.
Evangeline Lilly (Kate): Lilly has stayed away from TV since Lost wrapped up, opting for parts in big time movies like The Hurt Locker, Real Steel, and The Hobbit saga.
Elizabeth Mitchell (Juliet): RIP V. The actress can be seen on NBC's post-apocalyptic Revolution and recently starred in the Lifetime TV movie Prosecuting Casey Anthony.
Harold Perrineau (Michael): The character actor has popped up everywhere from biker drama Sons of Anarchy to the short-lived TBS comedy Wedding Band, not to mention the Oscar nominated film Zero Dark Thirty.
Henry Ian Cusick (Desmond): You can catch him on shows like Scandal, The Mentalist, and Body of Proof, brutha.
Matthew Fox (Jack): It's best not to ask.
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There was a time when Arnold Schwarzenegger wanted to try something new, branch out from the action hero mold that made him a full-fledged movie star in the first place. There was a time when he tried his hand at lighter, family friendly fare — such as Kindergarten Cop, Junior, and Twins — whose main punchline was that it was just so darn wacky to see the hulking Schwarzenegger in a variety of silly situations. (Well, and hear those gloriously indistinguishable pronunciations.) This, much to the relief of anyone who endured Jingle All The Way, this is not that time.
Instead, the former "comedy star" and politico is going back to his roots: an action star with the gloriously indistinguishable pronunciations. This week packed a one-two punch of Schwarzenegger comeback news, not only with the announcement that he would return to the franchise that made him one of the biggest stars in the world, Conan the Barbarian, with the latest reboot The Legend of Conan, but the 65-year-old also shared with fans that he is already hard at work on his next action flick, David Ayer's Ten.
Schwarzenegger recently tweeted a picture of himself holding a gun, in full-on heavily armored police gear on the Atlanta set of Ten. (Plus, he's donning fake tattoos and an unnervingly childlike haircut!) The actor posted from his Twitter, "I'm having a great time working with @DavidAyerMovies on my new movie, Ten. Check out my look." You can clearly see why the guy is a best-selling author. And Schwarzenegger is nothing if not a brilliant commentator.
In the movie, Schwarzenegger plays John 'Breacher' Wharton, the member of a DEA task force that's under investigation for stealing $10 million during a drug raid and begin to get picked off one by one. The film, which gets Ayer fresh off his moderate box office hit and critical favorite End Of Watch, also stars Joe Manganiello, Sam Worthington, Terrence Howard, Malin Akerman, Olivia Williams, and — LOST reunion alert! — Josh Holloway and Harold Perrineau.
On the Ayer scale, it looks like it has the potential to be a little bit more Fast and the Furious than Training Day, but for fans of Schwarzenegger thrilled for his return to blow-everything-to smithereens action star status (in addition to Conan and Ten, he's also got The Last Stand and The Tomb lined up) that should be just fine.
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Talk about deep cable worlds colliding. On Thursday, Lifetime Movie Network gave the green light to Nancy Grace's Eleventh Victim — an original movie based on the former prosecutor's debut novel The Eleventh Victim. 90210 — and Jennie Garth has signed on to star.
This bit of guilty pleasure TV will center on Hailey Dean (Garth), an Atlanta Assistant DA whose fiance is murdered. After managing to convict Clint Burrell Cruise for the murder of 11 prostitutes, Dean leaves the DA's office and starts a new career as a therapist in Manhattan. However, her past comes back to haunt her when Cruise is released from prison on appeal and starts murdering her patients.
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February 15, 2012 6:33am EST
Since helming Sony's alien invasion action pic Battle: Los Angeles, Darkness Falls director Jonathan Liebesman's profile has risen significantly. The scale of that 2011 spring blockbuster made him an ideal candidate to further Warner Bros. burgeoning Clash of the Titans franchise - the qualitative results of which will be determined on March 30 when Wrath of the Titans is released. Now the 35-year-old filmmaker is looking to leave his mark on another blue-chip property - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Variety reports that the Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon Movies and Platinum Dunes production - first reported back in 2010 - is interested in bringing Liebesman on board. The project has a script from Iron Man writers Art Marcum and Matt Holloway, and was touched up by Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol scribes Andre Nemec and Josh Appelbaum. Originally slated to hit theaters in 2011, the film looks like it can actually move forward now that the companies are looking at directors.
So the question is: is Liebesman the right guy for the job. I'm undecided at this point. So far he's made a name for himself with violent, visceral horror flicks and larger special effects driven tent-poles. The latter has definitely provided him all the experience needed to realize producer Michael Bay's vision for the film, but the Heroes in a Half Shell have won places in all our hearts because of the characters, not necessarily the action. I haven't seen him create protagonists as strong as any of the Mutants in any of his films to date, and that's what makes me a bit nervous.
Whoever takes on the Turtles must understand that exploring the relationship between battling brothers Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo and Donatello is more important to the film's success than set-pieces and action sequences. We need to see contemporary iterations of the characters that also stay true to the heart of what they stand for, otherwise the new TMNT film will be just another rehash of a nostalgic brand.
Source: Variety (via ComingSoon)
December 16, 2011 9:45am EST
Paramount Pictures’ Mission: Impossible franchise is a rare phenomenon. Few film series based on properties as old as it is have retained such relevance in the modern movie market and few take as long a break in between installments making each new entry a highly anticipated event. Such is the case with Ghost Protocol the fourth in fifteen years starring Tom Cruise as super-agent Ethan Hunt. Adding to the hoopla surrounding the holiday release is the fact that it marks the live-action directorial debut of Brad Bird the Pixar wunderkind responsible for Oscar-winning hits The Incredibles and Ratatouille. Unfortunately I feel that the animation auteur had too much to prove in his first physical outing and tried a bit too hard to thrill resulting in a film that plays more like John Woo’s over-the-top M:I:II than Brian de Palma’s suspenseful original.
The plot essentially kicks off when a bomb blasts a hole the size of a football field in the Kremlin (Russia’s most important government facility) while Hunt and his team of IMF agents (Paula Patton and Simon Pegg) attempt to extract a nuclear detonation device from the fortress before a mysterious figure known only as Cobalt can get to it first. The problem: Cobalt has gotten to it first and frames Hunt and company for the bombing causing the U.S. President to enact "Ghost Protocol " which disbands the IMF and disavows its soldiers. Knowing that the theft of the device and a batch of codes that enable it to be used prior to this event means that Cobalt surely intends to start World War III the agents go rogue to retrieve the components and bring the terrorist to justice.
Like the fore mentioned bomb blast Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec’s script is devastating leaving scattered pieces of information all over the place and making it hard for the story to truly find its footing. Expository plot points are dropped in way after they’re needed or wanted messing with the pace of the movie on more than one occasion. Perhaps their biggest crime is crafting a lame villain with little presence in the picture. After the intensity that Phillip Seymour Hoffman brought to his antagonist in M:I:III Michael Nyqvist’s quiet and composed Hendricks just isn’t convincing enough as a true threat. On the other hand Bird’s direction is anything but composed.
While his use of IMAX cameras is quite breathtaking when filming the much-publicized Burj Khalifa climb and other notable set pieces as stated before his approach to the material seemed to be “let’s make every action sequence as ludicrous as we can.” I realize that MIGP is a holiday blockbuster designed to get audiences blood pumping but I’ve always found that action films work best when they operate (mostly) within the confines of reality. That’s clearly not the case here where Hunt drives perfectly through a blinding sandstorm without causing much collateral damage and nosedives a Volkswagen off of a 30-foot drop and lives to save the day.
Still it’s all in the name of fun and he does manage to create an entertaining dynamic between his IMF agents. Patton is totally passable as Jane Carter an agent seeking revenge for the murder of her cohort and apparent beau Hanaway (Josh Holloway) while Pegg returning as Benji the tech-geek from the preceding film has been promoted to field agent and is without question the movie’s saving grace. Though his comic relief is relied heavily upon it’s absolutely welcomed. The biggest surprise is Jeremy Renner who was supposedly brought in to take the reigns of the franchise but is pretty stale as Brandt. He never elevates his character to the level of coolness that Cruise has maintained throughout the years and doesn’t provide anything significant other than assistance. Given the talent that we all know he possesses his negligible contribution was a bigger let down than the film itself.
December 14, 2011 10:25am EST
A special event celebrating the world premiere of Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol is taking place down in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, today. We in the States will have to wait for our national release date of Dec. 21 to enjoy Tom Cruise in his fourth adventure as Ethan Hunt. But we do have the option of checking out the live premiere event. You can watch via the video below, starting at 4 p.m. ET. Those who tune in to check out the premiere party will be treated to an appearance by DJ Tiesto, who will be performing a special remix of the classic, unbelievably catchy Mission: Impossible theme song. It's also likely that we'll be seeing a few members of the movie's cast, which includes Cruise, Paula Patton, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg and Josh Holloway.
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