The title Halt and Catch Fire makes this new AMC show sound like a strange thriller, but it’s really about the expansion of the PC market after IBM rose to prominence. That said, the show does look like a thriller to some extent, as a set of characters — primarily Lee Pace as Joe MacMillan, Scoot McNairy as Gordon Clark, Kerry Bishé as Donna Clark, and Mackenzie Davis as Cameron Howe — exploit particular aspects of IBM’s design to create their own personal computer. Check out a Halt and Catch Fire teaser trailer below.
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Fox’s upcoming television series Gotham has been releasing photos of the cast in character for the upcoming show set in DC Comics’ Batman-universe. So far we’ve seen Donal Logue as Detective Harvey Bullock, Catwoman aka Selina Kyle, Played By Camren Bicondova, Sean Pertwee as Bruce Wayne’s butler Alfred Pennyworth, and Robin Lord Taylor as the Penguin. Today Fox television has released a new photo featuring our first look at Ben McKenzie as young and future Commissioner Gordon. Hit the jump to see the first Gotham Photo Ben McKenzie as Commissioner Gordon.
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Kevin Smith, a late night host? AMC has asked the Clerks director to film a pilot of his Hollywood Babble-On podcast with Ralph Garman to potentially become a weekly late night talk show program. The company has also renewed Smith’s Comic Book Men for a fourth season and is developing a new show around one of that show’s frequent guests, collector Robert Bruce. Read more about the “Kevin Smith late night host” concept below. Read More »
Mystery always surrounds Agent Coulson in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but one of the character’s unseen aspects is about to be revealed. During Phase One of the MCU, Coulson (played by Clark Gregg) regularly discussed a love interest in conversations with Pepper Potts and Tony Stark. They all referred to her as “The Cellist.” Now, Whedonverse alum Amy Acker has been cast as that character; she’ll appear in an upcoming episode of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
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The Simpsons and LEGO are total besties. Milhouse appeared in The LEGO Movie, the Simpsons residence is available as a large set and a LEGO-fied episode of The Simpsons airs in May. To tie all of that together at retail, LEGO will soon release a huge array of Simpsons minifigures. Sixteen characters will be available, all mystery packed, making them ultra-collectable. Below, check out images of all sixteen The Simpsons LEGO minifigures. Read More »
The second 24 Live Another Day trailer is double the length of the last one, and in the case of 24 you know that “every second counts.” The hit Fox show returns this summer with a 12 hour miniseries event which takes place four years after the regular series ended. Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) has been off the grid but mysteriously resurfaces in London at the time the President of the United States lands for a visit. Does Jack, the fugitive, want to kill the President, or stop other people from doing so?
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Here’s Robin Lord Taylor as the Penguin in Fox’s Batman prequel show Gotham. The show will be oriented around future Commissioner of Police James Gorton, and Fox has already revealed a few of the key characters in Gotham.
While we haven’t seen Ben McKenzie as Gordon, we have seen Donal Logue as Detective Harvey Bullock, Camren Bicondova as Selina Kyle, and Sean Pertwee as Alfred Pennyworth. Now we’ve got the first official look at Oswald Cobblepot, aka the Penguin. Read More »
Michael Winterbottom‘s film The Trip was a feature paired down from three hours of BBC television in which Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon played versions of themselves eating and drinking their way through English restaurants. It was great stuff, very funny and consistently entertaining, whichever version you saw. The TV series sequel is about to hit UK televisions, so here’s the first The Trip to Italy teaser.
The edited-down film version of The Trip to Italy premiered at Sundance to good notes, but you probably don’t need to read reviews to know that Coogan and Brydon are going to deliver once more. You might recall that the first film was sold in part on the appeal of Brydon and Coogan dueling with Michael Caine impersonations; here you’ll see a glimpse of this sequel’s approach to Robert De Niro. (There are a good many other comic impressions in this film overall.) Check out the trailer below. Read More »
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