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Comedy Central is bringing back the popular TV show for its third season in the coming year.
The eight-episode series Da Vinci’s Demons has been greenlighted for Starz to put on the screen. The series will follow a 25-year-old Leonardo Da Vinci as he loves, fights, invents, and dreams his way across Florence.
Andy Garcia (New York, I Love You) and Forest Whitaker (Repo Men) have just been confirmed to join the cast of The Truth, an action thriller from Rollercoaster Entertainment and Vortex Words + Pictures. They will be joining Deborah Kara Unger (Sophie), Eva Longoria (Desperate Housewives), and Kim Coates (Sons of Anarchy).
Jenna Elfman usually does comedies, but she’s trying her hand with drama in the coming months. She will be joining the cast of DirecTV’s Damages, along with Ryan Phillipe. The main cast is led by Glenn Close (The Big Chill) and Rose Byrne (X-Men: First Class).
The drama is called American Housewife, and Lifetime’s been trying to get it greenlighted. Now that it’s done, the casting has begun. Griffith (Lolita) will star as the title character as well as executive produce. Banderas (Puss in Boots), who is her husband, will produce with her.
There are pockets within the city where even the hacks don’t travel. Requests for passage to such places are sometimes met with laughter, oftentimes with the threat of violence, but always—always—refusal of fare. It would seem that even madmen have moments of clarity, wherein common sense cannot be denied. If only the same were true of the driver who delivered the blonde to The Bethany Hotel. Read the rest of this entry »
Trey Parker and Matt Stone, creators of the ludicrously popular South Park, have apparently been under investigation by Scientologists.
HBO is reuniting with Tom Hanks (producer, Big Love) and David Goetzman (same) to bring us a sports comedy called Players. The story will follow the lives of college athletes.
Even if she didn’t land the starring role, Tate (Doctor Who) will get a recurring role on the NBC series The Office starting in the second half of the season. Her character, Nellie Bertram, will be hired as a special projects manager working directly for corporate. She will be a favorite of the Chairman of the Board (Kathy Bates).
Or The Stand, actually. Ben Affleck (The Town…though it’s kind of like DiCaprio, I shouldn’t have to tell you.) will write and direct this remake of Stephen King’s gigantic novel for Warner Bros. He’s recently made several flicks for them, like The Town and Gone Baby Gone, but this one will test his abilities.
Metallica hasn’t hit the screen scene for a few years, but they’re back now and bigger than ever – and in 3D. The band is self-financing the project and has hired Charlotte Huggins (Journey to the Center of the Earth) to produce. I have to say that Journey has been my fave 3D movie effects-wise so far, so I’m excited to see what Huggins can do for one of my favorite bands.
HBO is one of the leading historical-movie distributors, and their new project is no exception. We all know the story of Bernie Madoff, the 70-year-old financier who was arrested after 20 years of screwing investors over with his Ponzi scheme. What a jerk.
Hi Bryan Here….
Less than 24 hours till the debut of ‘Bridge’. I promise you, this will be one of the scariest things you will ever journey into. Justin Cline who wrote ‘Bridge’ is an author of two children’s books, Master of Voodoo and Vampirium, both of which are available as e-books through Barnes & Noble or Amazon. On October 31st. He will begin publishing his new novel, BRIDGE, exclusively on this site.
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Fox is bringing back its groundbreaking 1990s sketch comedy series In Living Color with the series’ creator and star, Keenen Ivory Wayans, on board as host and executive producer. Fox has ordered two In Living Color half-hour specials to air as part of the network’s 25th anniversary celebration in midseason with a series option behind them, meaning that in success, the reboot will join Fox’s schedule as a regular series next season.
The Bishop Charlotte reporting…
It was a big weekend for the Paranormal Activity franchise! Records were broken as the third installment made $54 million at the box office. It’s the most earned in three months for any movie, and the most ever for a horror franchise. As PA3 was made for only $5 million, there’s quite a profit there already.
The Bishop Charlotte reporting…
Nobody’s actually surprised, of course, but it’s newsworthy nonetheless. Guy Ritchie and Warner Bros. are already discussing the third Sherlock Holmes movie starring Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law. Drew Pearce will write as soon as he’s finished with Iron Man 3.
Seems like most of the really important music to come out of the 20th Century was very topical in nature, songs that reflected what was happening in life and society at that time.
Take one of Bob Dylan’s early songs, “The Times They Are A-Changing”, Woody Guthrie’s “Dust Bowl Ballads” and The Weavers’ rendition of “What Side Are You On,” a song originally written for the United Mine Workers Union in Kentucky in the early 1930s, shifted slightly to bring attention to the growing fears of Communism and McCarthyism in the 1950s. All of these songs were powerful then and still very much are today, as well as being important documents of the American fabric of history, how the music has shaped our people as a country, and how change in our society has been brought through by the platform of music. The exact same can be said of John Lennon and his Plastic Ono Band’s “Power To The People” song, written and released in 1971. Read the rest of this entry »
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Finally this film got made. ‘Anonymous’ has been in the hands of director Roland Emmerich for almost a decade. He has wanted to make the film for quite some time, but has never found the proper funding nor right studio. Well his dreams came reality and he finally go to make the film he wanted. Emmerich is most known for directing ‘Independence Day’, ‘2012’, ‘The Day After Tomorrow’, and ‘10,000 B.C.’. Not exactly quality films. I will say this is the second best of Emmerich films. Second to ‘Stargate’. But that’s not saying much. ‘Stargate’ is AWESOME. ‘Anonymous’ is not. Anonymous’ at best is a jumbled and confused decent attempt at a great film.
This hurts because it could have been great, but…….
So, you know how every time there’s a new Roland Emmerich movie out, you get all excited because you know that you’re gonna go to the theater and goof off with your friends and eat some hot dogs and candy and probably goof off some more until all of a sudden there’s gigantic explosions and the world’s ending (again) and then there’s more dumb storyline and bad acting and bad directing but you sit there because you know the explosions are coming back.