Archive for April 30, 2012
The final battle between Patty Hewes and Ellen Parsons begins this summer, as Damages season 5 premieres July 11 at 9pm on DirecTV’s Audience Network (channel 239).
Damages stars Golden Globe winning actress Glenn Close as the ruthless and cutthroat lawyer Patty Hewes. Throughout the series Hewes has used unethical and even down right illegal tactics to win cases. The upcoming fifth season will consist of 10 episodes and will see the coldblooded Hewes come into major conflict with he once naïve legal protégé Ellen Parsons played by actress Rose Byrne.
But why pit Patty Hewes and Ellen Parsons against each other – and what will happen when these two legal minds face off against each other? “I think the writers want it to be Rosie [Rose Byrne] and I against each other,” says Close in a DirecTV interview. Byrne goes on ...
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Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Buzz Bissinger has released a sequel to his famed novel Friday Night Lights. The sequel, After Friday Night Lights, takes look a further look into the lives of the characters from the original book that spawned the hit movie and TV show of the same name.
Published in 1990, the first Friday Night Lights is a non-fictional story that centers on Odessa’s 1988 Permian Panthers football team and the social, educational, and economic issues in Odessa at the time.
Twenty-two years later the 34-page sequel After Friday Night Lights focuses on Bissinger’s decades-long friendship with running back Boobie Miles, whose budding career was cut short after he blew out his knee in a 1988 preseason scrimmage, and follows him from the darker years he suffered with depression after his injury to the present and a more optimistic future. ...
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One of the most surprising developments in The Avengers, based on early reviews and reactions, is that the Incredible Hulk is finally awesome on the big screen. In fact, it has been said on more than one occasion that the Hulk steals the entire show.
Perhaps as a result of that success, Marvel’s President of Consumer Products, Paul Glitter, recently talked about Guillermo del Toro’s upcoming television adaptation of The Hulk and spinning it off as a major motion picture in 2015. Scroll down for details.
According to Paul Glitter, courtesy of Forbes:
“[After spinning 'Hulk'] off to a stand-alone [television] program next year, [Marvel will support said program with a big-budget feature film in 2015].”
Both DC Comics and Marvel would have you think that big-budget, blockbuster films like Superman, Spider-Man, Batman, X-Men, Green Lantern and The Avengers are their only attempts to bring popular comic book characters into the live-action arena. They would like everyone to forget the sometimes absurd, ridiculous and often ugly reality: that there were numerous early – and failed – attempts to bring super heroes to both the big and small screens.
Over the next few pages you can read about these early superhero attempts and the actors who portrayed them on-screen. Some you may be familiar with, but we’ll bet you’ve never heard of many of them.
NOTE: This list doesn’t cover every instance of every superhero who has ever appeared on TV or ...
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The TV finale season is upon us! With over 70 television season finales airing during the month of May, bidding a summer farewell to your favorite television series may not be as easy as you think. Fortunately, we’ve attempted to take much of the hassle out of your upcoming viewing by creating a complete schedule for the May season finales.
Beginning slow with Impractical Jokers, Last Man Standing and In Plain Sight finales, the true viewing madness of May doesn’t start until the second week of the month, with New Girl, The Big Bang Theory, Fringe, as well as 16 other finales.
Continuing into the third week of May: the most television finale-packed time of the entire month presents 33 season finales for your viewing pleasure (or scheduling nightmare), including Bones, How I Met Your ...
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