Steven Soderbergh may have retired from making feature films, but he’s not done with telling stories. His next project is The Knick, a limited series premiering on Cinemax this summer. Clive Owen stars as a doctor working out of New York’s Knickerbocker Hospital around the turn of the century, when most of the conveniences and safety practices of modern medicine we not yet even theories. Maybe that’s why this looks more like it could be a companion series for Hannibal than for, say, House or ER. A brief teaser is now out, which we point to below. Read More »
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Netflix dropped the entire 13-episode second season of House of Cards February 14 and immediately the race began. That’s the race to once again become engrossed in the world of Kevin Spacey’s character Frank Underwood; the race to avoid spoilers; and the race to see how fast you can finish. It turns out about 668,000 people – myself NOT included – finished the entire second season before the end of the first weekend. Now their long wait begins until the recently announced third season while the rest of us play catch-up.
Below, read some more stats about this week’s House of Cards viewing habits. Read More »
In recent years it’s become pretty common for filmmakers to put together proof-of-concept trailers to give studio executives a visual aid for pitches. Sometimes they are edited together from a mash-up of existing movies (which is very time consuming), and other times they involve the filmmakers spending their own money and time to shoot it on spec for real (which is more costly). We’ve featured some of these on /Film in the past, including Kevin Tancharoen‘s pitch trailer for The Hunger Games.
While this is a common practice in the realm of film, its isn’t done too often in the world of television. Networks usually spend millions of dollars to cast and create pilot episodes, most of which are never aired to the public. So what you’re about to see after the jump is unique, a proof-of-concept pitch trailer for a television series that doesn’t yet exist.
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The seventh and final main character of Star Wars Rebels has been revealed. Her name is Hera, voiced by Vanessa Marshall, and she’s the pilot of the show’s primary spaceship, the Ghost. That makes her the de facto leader of the rag-tag band of rebels. In her big reveal video, which you can watch below, you learn about her as well as the dynamic that’ll be the throughline for the entire show. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, February 19th, 2014 by Angie Han
We’ve met a few members of the Ghost crew from Star Wars Rebels already, including Kanan (Freddie Prinze Jr.), the Han Solo-esque “cowboy Jedi”; Ezra (Taylor Gray), the 14-year-old con artist; and Zeb (Steven Blum), the intelligent muscle. But as cool as these guys look, none of ‘em would stand a chance against the Empire without the proper equipment, and that’s where Sabine (voiced by Tiya Sircar) comes in.
According to the newest promo for the Disney XD series, Sabine is a “feisty” weapons expert who loves to blow things up, when she’s not creating graffiti art. She also happens to be a Mandalorian, meaning she’s from the same culture as the beloved Boba Fett. Hit the jump to watch her intro and learn more about her.
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There’s a moment in The LEGO Movie where Milhouse, Bart’s best friend from The Simpsons, is at a gathering of master builders. It’s one of the film’s odder cameos, until you realize two important things. The first we knew. LEGO recently licensed likenesses from The Simpsons to make a brick version of the family’s iconic house available to buy. The second is new. The Simpsons will have a fully LEGO animated episode on May 4. It seems this partnership between the popular toy and the animated series has been in the works for a while. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, February 18th, 2014 by Angie Han
If you tuned into Jimmy Fallon‘s debut as host of NBC’s The Tonight Show last night, you caught Spike Lee‘s latest project without even realizing it. The filmmaker directed the opening title sequence, which means, as Fallon happily put it, that “our show opens with a Spike Lee joint.”
The choice of Lee couldn’t be more appropriate as Fallon’s premiere also marked the return of The Tonight Show to New York City after four decades in Los Angeles. Watch the sequence after the jump.
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The fourth season of Game of Thrones hits HBO on April 6 and will continue telling the story of George R.R. Martin‘s third book in the A Song of Ice and Fire series, A Storm of Swords. To promote this momentous occasion, Martin himself is presenting a full Song of Ice and Fire art show at the Ltd. Art Gallery in Seattle, Washington. It’s called Winter Is Coming, will open March 1 and remain on display through the 23rd.
The gallery is slowly releasing teases of the show and today we’ve got the exclusive debut of probably the most highly anticipated print in the show, Mark Englert‘s “Fist of the First Men.” It’s glow in the dark and will first be on sale at the gallery. Below, check out the full image, it’s glow in the dark elements and some detail shots. Read More »