Archive for June, 2012

The folks over at Comic Con International rolled out the schedule for preview night and the first full day of the San Diego Comic Con.

Check out the link below and get ready for more schedule announcements over the next few days:

Wednesday (Preview Night) and Thursday

Comic Con is two weeks away!!

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Trying to figure out what to watch tonight? Be it new episodes of the TV season, reairs of cable series or a movie, here are some suggestions:

NOTE: There will be a marathon of episodes of Awkward on MTV. Check your local listings for airtimes.

7:10 PM:
The Adjustment Bureau movie on HBO Signature

7:30 PM:
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone movie on Cinemax

8 PM:
True Blood on HBO2 (Reair)
NCIS on USA Network
Crazy, Stupid, Love movie on HBO

9 PM:
Saving Hope on NBC (NEW)
Burn Notice on USA Network (NEW)
Person of Interest on CBS (Reair)
The Vampire Diaries on The CW (Reair)
The Princess and the Frog (animated) movie on Disney
Seabiscuit movie on HBO Family
Dolphin Tale movie on HBO2

10 PM:
Rookie Blue on ABC (NEW)
Suits on USA Network (NEW)
The Newsroom on HBO (Reair)

10:30 PM:
Awkward on MTV (Season Premiere)


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Hey All

Here are the news items for today:


Actor Nathan Lane is the latest addition to the guest star ranks for The Good Wife when the series returns to CBS this fall. He will play a bean-counter assigned by the bank to trim the fat at Lockhart & Gardner and get the firm back to fiscal health. As such, he will find himself at odds with Will, Diane and others at the firm. Lane joins the recently Maura Tierney, Kristin Chenoweth and Marc Warren as guest stars. (Matt Mitovich at TV Line)

Actress Diane Neal (Law & Order: SVU) is in talks to return to her role of Special Agent Abigail Borin on NCIS next season. (Matt Mitovich and Vlada Gelman at TV Line)

Actor Rob Morrow (Northern Exposure and Numb3rs) will guest star in the first two episodes of CSI: NY when it returns this fall. He will play a previously convicted arsonist who has recently been released from prison; but when a new rash of fires erupt across New York City, the NYPD and the CSIs turn to Morrow’s expert firebug for help. (Matt Mitovich at TV Line)


The sad news hit Twitter last night that well-known Director-Writer Nora Ephron passed away after a battle with leukemia. She is the writer of the classic romantic comedy When Harry Met Sally and the director of films like Sleepless in Seattle, You’ve Got Mail and Julie & Julia. She was 71. (Twitter and E! Online)

ME: Rest in Peace, Ms. Ephron! Deepest condolences to her family, friends and fans!



Actors Josh Henderson (Dallas) and Dermot Mulroney (My Best Friend’s Wedding) have joined the cast of the independent psychological action film called Swelter, which centers on four violent escaped prisoners arriving in a small dusty and sweltering California town in search of the fifth man who fled with over $10 million in cash. (Variety and Dark Horizons)

Actor Kevin Durand (Lost) has joined the cast of the upcoming film called Devil’s Knot, playing the father of one of the murdered children in the West Memphis Three case. The real-life father loved talking to the press and was initially a person of interest in the murders since his story changed from his initial police statement. (Variety and Dark Horizons)

Actress Catherine Keener (Percy Jackson & the Olympians) has joined the cast of the upcoming film called Can a Song Save Your Life?, which stars Keira Knightley as a woman who moves to New York to pursue her dreams of a singing career and befriends a down-on-his-luck record producer (Mark Ruffalo). Keener will portray a successful music writer and Ruffalo’s estranged wife. (The Hollywood Reporter and Dark Horizons)

Actor James Marsden (Enchanted) will play a naval commander in the upcoming film called Two Guns, which will star Mark Wahlberg and Denzel Washington as a Navy SEAL and a DEA agent, respectively, who work together despite not knowing that the each is doing so undercover. When they steal millions from the CIA, they discover double-crossing associates who will do anything to retrieve the money. (Variety and Dark Horizons)

It looks like actor Ryan Reynolds (Green Lantern) could be taking over the helm of the long-in-gestation Highlander reboot. Yes, you read that right – Highlander. He will supposedly play Connor MacLeod in the reboot. The synopsis of the proposed film is this: An immortal Scottish swordsman must confront the last of his immortal opponents, a murderously brutal barbarian who lusts for the fabled “Prize”. (The Tracking Board and Blastr)

Q&A SECTION (with Natalie Abrams and Adam Bryant from TV Guide)

Question: Will there be a time jump on Once Upon a Time? — Jimmy

NATALIE: Negative, Jimmy. You’ll get to see how magic comes to Storybrooke in a big way. “Don’t worry, we won’t be skipping over any big moments,” consulting producer Jane Espenson tells us. “We love these characters and we want to see how they navigate their way through their new situation. And not just the Charming Family… expect big moments for everyone in town!”

Question: How does Maura track down her birth mom on Rizzoli & Isles? — Jessica

ADAM: With a case, of course! Maura reaches out to her mom, Dr. Hope Martin (guest star Sharon Lawrence), who just so happens to work in the same field. But don’t think she tells Hope up front that she’s her long-believed-to-be-dead daughter. “It’s drawn-out,” Lawrence, who will appear in three episodes, tells us. “Hope has a daughter from her marriage. There’s a lot to play. Maura’s too smart to throw in a bit of information that could blow up in everybody’s face, so it’ll take a bit.”

Question: I liked The Newsroom’s first episode. But is Will always going to be so grumpy? — Daniel

ADAM: Yeah, probably. That’s partly because Will’s new vision for “News Night” doesn’t exactly sit well with ACN’s corporate overlords, who very quickly threaten to fire him if he doesn’t go back to the safety of the middle of the road. But that doesn’t mean Will won’t soften up a bit before the season’s out. He might even make amends! “Will travels a thousand miles from the season opener to the season finale,” creator Aaron Sorkin tells us. “He even runs into the sorority girl he berates in the opening minutes of the series and gives her a very different answer to the question she first asked.”

Question: Give us some Awkward scoop. — Liam

NATALIE: Just as the writer of the “carefrontation” letter gets revealed, a new mystery will kick off when Jenna finds a mysterious commenter on her not-so-secret-anymore blog. “It’s a running [thread] and ultimately motivates something really big,” series creator Lauren Iungerich tells us. Just like the carefrontation letter, Iungerich promises that the commenter will be revealed by season end.

That’s it. Enjoy!

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Based on information provided by the Dark Horizons site and internet research, here are just some of the movies you can expect to see in the movie theatres in June:

The Amazing Spider-Man
Opens: July 3

Typical teenager Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) embraces his incredible destiny after uncovering one of his father’s most carefully guarded secrets. The cast includes Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Campbell Scott, Sally Field and Martin Sheen

The Magic of Belle Isle
Opens: July 6

Morgan Freeman plays a washed-up alcoholic writer trapped in a wheelchair who gets a second lease on life thanks to a single mother and her three kids, who are his new neighbors, helping reignite his passion for writing. The cast includes Virginia Madsen and Madeline Carroll.

Ice Age: Continental Drift 3D
Opens: July 13

A continental cataclysm leads to a mostly seaborne tale including a ragtag group of animal pirates. The sloth reunites with his family and the saber-toothed tiger finds love. The voice cast includes Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary, Queen Latifah, Seann William Scott, Jennifer Lopez, Peter Dinklage, Aziz Ansari, Wanda Sykes, Rebel Wilson, Joy Behar, Alan Tudyk, Keke Palmer, Drake and Nicki Minaj.

Red Lights
Opens: July 13

Veteran paranormal researchers Dr. Margaret Matheson (Sigourney Weaver) and Tom Buckley (Cillian Murphy) debunk fraudulent claims of ghost whispering, faith healing and other psychic phenomena by detecting what Matheson calls “red lights,” the subtle tricks behind every staged supernatural occurrence. But when the legendary blind psychic Simon Silver (Robert De Niro) comes out of retirement after 30 years, his once-fearless adversary Matheson warns Buckley to back off, fearing reprisal from the powerful Silver. The cast includes Elizabeth Olsen and Joely Richardson.

Union Square
Opens: July 13

NYC’s Union Square is the setting for an unexpected reunion between two estranged sisters, one on the verge of getting married, and the other on the verge of a nervous breakdown: Lucy (Mira Sorvino) and her younger sister Jenny’s (Tammy Blanchard). The cast includes Patti LuPone.

The Dark Knight Rises
Opens: July 20

The third and final installment picks up after the events of The Dark Night with Batman (Christian Bale) pitted against the deadly bane (Tom Hardy) and Selina Kyle, aka Catwoman (Anne Hathaway). The cast includes Gary Oldman, Michael Caine, Joseph Gordon Levitt and Marion Cotillard.

Movies coming out in August will be posted at the end of July.


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Trying to figure out what to watch tonight? Be it new episodes of the TV season, reairs of cable series or a movie, here are some suggestions:

7 PM:
Underworld movie on More Max

8 PM:
Burn Notice on MyNetwork TV
NCIS on USA Network
True Blood on HBO Signature (Reair)
Open Range movie on AMC
Easy A movie on Encore

9 PM:
Dallas on TNT (NEW)
Royal Pains on USA Network (NEW)
The Tudors on BBC America

10 PM:
Necessary Roughness on USA Network (NEW)
Inside Men on BBC America (NEW)
True Blood on HBO (Reair)


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Hey All,

Here are the news items for today:


Rookie Blue has been renewed for a fourth season (it will continue to air in both Canada and the US). (Twitter and Amber Dowling at TV Guide Canada)

BBC America has picked up the new Canadian sci-fi drama series Orphan Black, which centers on a street-wise chameleon, who discovers that she is a clone. The series will premiere in the US as part of BBC America’s Supernatural Saturdays programming block. (Nellie Andreeva at Deadline)

Actress Kristin Chenoweth (Pushing Daisies and GCB) has been cast in a recurring role in The Good Wife. She will “match wits with both Alicia and Peter”, playing a top-of-her-game political reporter who wants to know more about the Florrick campaign and marriage. (CBS)


Actor Derek Luke will star opposite Paula Patton in the upcoming film called Baggage Claim based on the original novel by David Talbert. The film follows a flight attendant (Patton) who is the oldest unmarried woman in her family. With her sister about to get hitched, she becomes determined to find a man in 30 days. Luke plays her long-time friend and neighbor. (Variety)

Actors Hugo Weaving (The Matrix and The Lord of the Rings franchises) and Ryan Kwanten (True Blood) have joined the cast of the cast of the upcoming thriller called Mystery Road about an Aboriginal detective who returns home to an Outback town to solve the murder of a teenage indigenous girl. Weaving will play a cop with questionable motives, while Kwanten will play a pig hunter. (Deadline and Dark Horizons)

Actress Angela Bassett has joined the cast of the upcoming film called Olympus Has Fallen that will star Aaron Eckhart as the U.S. President who, along with key members of his administration, are taken hostage and a Secret Service agent (Gerard Butler) tries to stop them. (Deadline and Dark Horizons)


Watch: First Full Trailer for Rob Cohen’s ‘Alex Cross’ with Tyler Perry

ME: Damn, does Matthew Fox (of Lost fame) looked wicked in this movie or what? Not just in his physique but in the role – creepy!!


Question: Got any information on Teen Wolf? – Jacqui

Team WWK: Two words: bottle episode! “We’ve just started editing episode 10, which is something of a bottle episode as it takes place mostly inside the Sheriff’s Station,” creator Jeff Davis tells us. “It’s tense and dramatic and I’m quite excited to see how the cut turns out.”

Question: Anything on White Collar? It’s the best thing about summer! – Ethan

Team WWK: White Collar will take a political turn around episode 12, so be on the lookout for a senator character who’ll stick around for two-episodes—his actions are primed and ready to impact everybody.

That’s it. Enjoy!

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Her Universe Doctor Who Apparel

The following is a press release from Her Universe:

Her Universe™, a leader in female genre merchandise, announced today a license with BBC Worldwide, to create a collection of Doctor Who apparel for the ever-growing female fan base for the television show.

Her Universe recognized the burgeoning force of female Doctor Who fans and the need to create unique apparel and merchandise just for them. The international iconic brand and television hit Doctor Who is the longest-running sci-fi series in the world and continues to earn critical acclaim as BBC America’s highest rated series as well as the number 1 downloaded series for iTunes in 2011. The new Doctor Who collection by Her Universe will premiere in July with fashion tops featuring images, characters and phrases from the Doctor Who universe all with fashion-forward designs for girls to look “Geek Chic“. To recognize their female Doctor Who fans, BBC Worldwide has created a special Doctor Who logo which will only appear on merchandise from the Her Universe collection.

Ashley Eckstein, founder of Her Universe and known to sci-fi fans as the voice of Ahsoka Tano on the hit animated series, Star Wars: The Clone Wars also designed and created the Her Universe merchandise. “Her Universe is a line for the fans,” said Eckstein. “Many of our design choices and decisions are influenced by our fans and Doctor Who was the #1 requested license by fangirls for us to pursue next. It was truly a dream come true when BBC Worldwide asked us to do their female merchandise and I am beyond excited to share this extraordinary announcement with our girls today! In the words of the Doctor, I feel like screaming Geronimo!”

Doctor Who apparel and accessories from the Her Universe collection will be available in the U.S. and Canada at both Her Universe and BBC America Shop and through national retail outlets such as Hot Topic. Throughout 2012, the Doctor Who merchandise will also be available at select conventions including San Diego Comic Con.

Her Universe was launched in 2009 by actress and entrepreneur Ashley Eckstein, and her partner, The Araca Group, known as one of the most innovative theatrical production and merchandise companies in the world. Her Universe was created to directly address the expanding market of female fans by entering into its first agreement with Lucas Licensing to develop and produce a line of female-centered Star Wars apparel and accessories. The success of that line was followed up with a collection for the Syfy network including such shows as Battlestar Galactica and with BBC America for its Doctor Who franchise. You can learn more about Her Universe and purchase the current line of fangirl apparel and accessories by going to Her Universe and by following Eckstein on Twitter and visiting the Her Universe Facebook page.

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