Archive for September 5, 2012
The Doctor Who season seven premiere, “Asylum of the Daleks,” elicited a mixed response from some fans and critics (read our Doctor Who season seven premiere review) – with a few of story beats that were off-putting for certain longtime viewers. However, many Whovians still enjoyed the episode and are eagerly looking forward to the remaining season seven chapters.
As we mentioned in our recent Doctor Who Viewing Guide feature, it’s a great time to get started with the series – especially considering executive producer Steven Moffat has promised that this season will be the biggest and most exciting installment in the near-50 year old show. To that point, we’ve got a number of intriguing season seven details – including the return of celebrated comic book writer, ...
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Fans have been so excited about the return of Arrested Development via Netflix’s production on season 4 of the show, that the thought of the long-rumored movie has been thrown to the wayside. But series creator Mitch Hurwitz has good news for those who still want to see the Bluth family on the big screen.
When Hurwitz first revealed that Arrested Development was coming back for season 4 nearly a year ago, he said it would lead into the gestating big-screen adaptation of the series. However, with a full new season coming on Netflix in the spring of 2013, it didn’t really seem like a movie was in the cards anymore. Hurwitz has now confirmed that to the contrary, this is indeed still the plan.
Speaking with Vulture, Hurwitz was asked if this new season ...
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Welcome to Screen Rant’s “Geek Picks,” where we collect the finest movie-related geekery from around the Web for you. Today you’ll find a trailer mashup of LOST and The Avengers; the rejected pitches of Home Alone; bad lip reading of Edward and Bella from Twilight; the cast of Mad Men performing your favorite Rick Astley song; and Batman applying for The Avengers. All that and more on this edition of SR’s Geek Picks!
Rejected Pitches: Home Alone
Separating a family and torturing criminals isn’t exactly family Christmas movie material.
Famous movies sunglasses from the ’60s to the present, all sequenced to “Shades,” a tuneful gem from Dean Martin’s back catalog.
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Just last week we learned that Eddie Murphy and The Shield creator Shawn Ryan were shopping around a Beverly Hills Cop TV series as a continuation of the original film franchise. Now the potential series has landed a pretty sweet deal on network television.
CBS has agreed to a “put-pilot” order for the series, in which Eddie Murphy will appear in addition to acting as an executive producer. This means that the pilot is guaranteed to air or CBS will have to pay a penalty to the show’s producers. This also likely means that a series order for at least one season is very likely, especially with Ryan as an executive producer.
As Variety reports, the deal comes after all four major networks made offers to land the new version of Beverly Hills Cop. The show ...
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August was a rough time for the RoboCop remake/reboot, what with a negative (old?) script draft review making the rounds, Hugh Laurie passing on the villain role, and reports that director José Padilha has confided in his friends that pre-production has proven to be a hellish experience. However, the month ended on a better note, when reports emerged that Michael Keaton has signed on to portray the film’s antagonist.
Padilha has since been approached about the RoboCop pre-production issue, which he addressed in a professional manner – though, it’s worth noting the filmmaker did not actually deny he’s been unhappy working within the confines of the studio system.
All of this stems from an interview with Padilha’s acquaintance and fellow Brazilian director, Fernando Meirelles, who revealed his friend told him making RoboCop was proving to ...
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