Jul 152012

During San Diego Comic Con show on Saturday Marvel announced few more sequels and full set of brand new characters to be introduced to cinema screens in the near future. Codenamed “Phase Two” the plan includes two new movies based on comic book characters and three sequels to already existing franchises. Movies with new characters are:

Logo of the Marvel's upcoming Ant-Man movie

Ant-Man logo from San Diego Comic Con

The character was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby and is alter ago of Henry Pym, a brilliant scientist who invented a substance that allowed him to change his size. This announcement is no surprise, Edgar Wright (“Hot Fuzz”, “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World”) has been courting Marvel for at least five years to direct Ant-Man and Marvel finally decided to green light it.

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Jul 132012
Unsinkable "Falling Skies"

“I have it on good authority that we’ll have to stay on this dilapidated parking lot for at least another season”

Following what has got to be the slowest season start in history of Sci Fi TV shows, Steven Spielberg’s exec produced “Falling Skies” reportedly received full order of 10 episode season 3 of the series. This is, of course good news, Sci Fi TV series are dying breed and as rare as hens teeth these days, especially in summer slot, but I absolutely love a good whinge about this particular show because it serves as a prime example of just how odd viewer rating and ordering system of US television series is. Where less that 6 million viewers is enough to secure another year worth of lifeline to this quite expensive to produce show, we could stay all night long reading out loud long list of titles that had their plug pulled often with twice the viewer numbers and fraction of the budget.

“Falling Skies” is rumored to cost absolute fortune in production ($2.5mil+ budget per episode if you are to believe blogosphere), considering the beating and slagging it regularly receives on forums and in blog,  just how low budget it looks in some episodes (last years season finale battle, you could almost literally count the same two handful of extras running around in circles behind camera to create skirmish crowd around barricade made of few classroom desks and pile of milk crates) plus a story arc that sometimes slows down and flat lines so much it’s feels even slower than pace of recovery from Greek recession, you would imagine it would be taken off air in a heartbeat. But against all odds, this show so far remains absolutely unsinkable.

Thank you TNT I’m looking forward to complaining about this show next summer.

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Jul 062012
Ridley Scott points at the guy who lost half the "Prometheus" script

“I know the script doesn’t make sense Noomi, but this Lindelof guy over there says we are going to have 22 episodes to bridge it with the original Alien”

Blu-Ray.com reports preliminary details about French triple disc “Prometheus” BluRay release planned for October 3rd. The list of extras includes 18 minutes of viral videos, 120 minute long “Making of” collection and 15 minutes (yes, just 15 minutes) of deleted and alternate scenes. Link to page and details – http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=9076

Our own exclusive, unofficial info hints that the US version will include 4th disk with recorded audio message from script writer Damon Lindelof repeatedly asking Alien fans for forgiveness in form of “Lost” distress radio call, every minute until media runs out of space.

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Jul 032012
HBO renews "The Newsroom" for second season

..”and in other news, HBO renewed our show for second season…”

In surprising decision on July 2nd HBO renewed Aaron Sorkin’s “The Newsroom” (with Jeff Daniels and Emily Mortimer) for the second season despite falling viewer numbers in US.

At the moment the show enjoys very good reception and unprecedented broadcast syndication abroad. It airs simultaneously on HBO Canada, with just one day delay on HBO Hungary and HBO Poland as well as pay per view Sky Go in Germany and Austria. The show also premiered in Israel on June 30th and last night on July 2nd on HBO Netherlands. Sky Atlantic in the United Kingdom and Ireland will begin broadcasting on July 10, 2012.

It’s good to know to know we are going to enjoy at least 20 episodes even if viewer numbers in US don’t give it justice. Thumbs up HBO.

Click here for my mini review of the pilot from last week.

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Jun 282012

The following is the list of completely new TV series premieres on US networks still to come this summer. Scripted stuff only – reality shows, kids programmes and game shows excluded:

Tonight, June 28 FXAnger Management” Charlie Sheen returns to screens as anger management therapist. With: Charlie Sheen, Selma Blair. FX 9:00/8:00c
United Kingdom In UK the show was picked by Comedy Central Canada In Canada broadcast was secured by CTV Australia 9 Network /Go acquired rights for Australia Germany Vox will broadcast the series in Germany All international premiere dates to be announced

July 9, Monday TNTPerception”  Neuroscientist assists the FBI on some of their most complex cases. With: Eric McCormack, Rachael Leigh Cook, Arjay Smith, Kelly Rowan. TNT 10:00/9:00c

July 15, Sunday USA “Political Animals” Miniseries following former First Lady in active duty as Secretary of State and her family. High profile cast. With: Sigourney Weaver, Carla Gugino, Ciarán Hinds, James Wolk, Sebastian Stan, Ellen Burstyn, Brittany Ishibashi USA 10:00/9:00c

The cast of "Political Animals"

Political Animals. From left to right:
James Wolk as Douglas Hammond, Sebastian Stan as T. J. Hammond, Sigourney Weaver as Elaine Barrish, Carla Gugino as Susan Berg and Ciarán Hinds as Bud Hammond

July 19, Thursday TBS “Sullivan & Son” Sitcom about corporate lawyer who takes over a bar in Pittsburgh owned by his father. With: Steve Byrne, Dan Lauria, Jodi Long, Owen Benjamin, TBS 10:00/09:00c

Aug 13, Monday TNT “Major Crimes” Spin off of “The Closer” with half the cast. With: Mary McDonnell, G. W. Bailey, Tony Denison, Michael Paul Chan, Raymond Cruz TNT 9:00/8:00c

Aug 19, Sunday BBC AmericaCopper” Keeping the peace in the Five Points neighborhood in 1860s New York City. With: Tom Weston-Jones, Kyle Schmid, Anastasia Griffith, Franka Potente. BBC America 09:00/08:00c 
Canada In Canada, the series will premiere on August 26, 2012 on Showcase.

Aug 20, Monday MTVThe Inbetweeners” US remake of the cult British comedy series about four dysfunctional teens. With: Joey Pollari, Bubba Lewis, Mark L. Young, Zack Pearlman, Alex Frnka, Brett Gelman. MTV Monday 10:30/09:30c Starts August 20, 2012

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