Archive for December 26, 2011
Adding to a growing list of original programming, AMC has announced its newest series, the post-Civil War drama Hell on Wheels has received a full order for season 2.
The announcement solidifies AMC’s successful track record for cultivating new, original programming, which includes critical darlings Mad Men and Breaking Bad, ratings juggernaut The Walking Dead and the American remake of the Scandinavian murder mystery The Killing. In fact, the only series AMC has launched that failed to receive an order for a second season was the super-dense conspiracy drama Rubicon.
The story of Hell on Wheels hinges on former Confederate soldier Cullen Bohannan (Anson Mount), who finds work on the railroad while chasing down the Union soldiers responsible for the murder of his wife and child. Cullen’s story is one of many converging ...
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Tom Cruise is back at the top of the box office. The diminutive superstar’s latest Mission: Impossible grossed $26 million from Friday to Sunday, giving the fourth film in the long running spy franchise a $58 million total. Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol has grossed over $100 million worldwide and when all is said and done, the film will out gross 2006’s Mission: Impossible III both here and abroad. Mission: Accomplished.
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows was second banking an additional $17 million, upping the Robert Downey Jr. film’s total to over $76 million. The Sherlock sequel has now grossed over $100 million worldwide.
Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked brought in over $13 million. The family flick has now scored $50 million, a disappointing number considering the grosses for the previous installments, ...
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As usual – talk about whatever you like as long as it’s related to movies, TV or Screen Rant itself – just remember to play nice.
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Each year, Doctor Who fans receive a very special gift underneath their proverbial television viewing tree – and this year is no exception! For the second time since taking the series over from Russell T. Davies, Moffat presents us with his interpretation of what a Doctor Who Christmas special should be.
While Davies gave us fantastical adventures like “Voyage of the Damned”, “The Next Doctor”, and David Tennant’s two-part sendoff “The End of Time,” Moffat made the decision when taking over the series, to transition these seasonal television events into programming that celebrates the surrounding holiday fare – which is contrary to Davies’ proclivity towards attempting grand-scale storytelling, of which their success often varied from year to year.
This year’s Christmas special, “The Doctor, The Widow, and the Wardrobe,” which is loosely based on C.S. Lewis’ fantasy ...
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