24 ended a long run on television last year, but for the past few months there has been persistent word that the characters might hit the big screen in a 24 movie. Last we heard, however, the script by Billy Ray had been rejected, leaving us uncertain about whether the movie was dead or not. Kiefer Sutherland certainly doesn’t think it is dead, however. He says the script is actively being worked on, and hopes to be shooting by this time next year. Read More »
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Earlier this month we published the list of the most pirated movies of 2010. Today we bring you the listing of the most pirated television series of 2010. The number one show seems pretty obvious to me… Any guesses? See the full list after the jump.
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Posted on Thursday, December 23rd, 2010 by David Chen
Am I the only one who misses 24? I long for the days where Kiefer Sutherland’s raspy voice would yell at me from my TV screen on a weekly basis. I miss Jack Bauer’s unquestioning, “JUST GET IT DONE” mentality, ACLU be damned. I miss a show that tried, every week, to give us a thrill while trying to adhere to the brutal strictures of a real-time format. I miss the unending series of broken relationships and destroyed lives that were left in Bauer’s wake, serving as a constant reminder that the costs of serving one’s country can be high, and that maybe my life isn’t so bad after all.
Anyway, enough of my reminiscing. According to a recent interview with 24 executive producer Howard Gordon, Bauer was supposed to meet a different end than the one that befell him in the series finale. Hit the jump to find out what it was, though it’s not too hard to guess if you’re already a fan of the show. Spoilers for 24 (the entire series) obviously follow.
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We’ve got a great deal of TV odds and ends to present to you, so let’s kick off with one that is a big deal to those involved: Syfy has decided not to pick up Stargate Universe for a third season, which is a nice way of saying the show is canceled.
A Stargate show has been on the air since 1997, but the numbers for the first season of Universe were low — Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis, in their best days, had twice the draw of Universe. The final episodes of the show will air as planned. [Variety]
After the break, news on Dexter, Boardwalk Empire, Locke & Key and the proposed 24 spin-off film. Read More »
In this bonus episode of the /Filmcast, David Chen and Peter Sciretta chat about the series finale of 24, give their thoughts on a potential 24 movie, look back on some of their favorite moments from the series, and try to figure out what the heck they’re going to watch on TV next. You can always e-mail the /Filmcast at slashfilmcast(AT)gmail(DOT)com, or call and leave a voicemail at 781-583-1993.
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Sure, this season of 24 wasn’t perfect. Katie Sackhoff’s Dana felt like this year’s Kim Bauer, in the sense that her storyline became increasingly nonsensical and useless as time went on. Also, the show didn’t make nearly as good use of its location as last season did with Washington D.C. (mostly because the New York backgrounds always looked like they were done using CGI). But it did manage to show us one thing we’d never seen before: A completely unhinged, unstable, unpredictable, rampaging Jack Bauer. For that we can be all be grateful, right?
Tonight saw the series finale of a show that’s been with us for eight seasons. Since 2001, Jack Bauer has been torturing crucial information out of shady individuals, gunning down evil terrorists, and both saving and imperiling innocent civilians, all for the greater good. Despite all its flaws and its predictability, I am going to miss this show.
So, did the ending satisfy? Was it worthy of the show, and of Jack Bauer? Are you excited about the possibility of a 24 movie? Share your thoughts in the comments below. SPOILERS ARE ALLOWED.
I have a couple stories about the television series finales for 24 and Lost to end the week.
First up, ABC has announced that three alternative final scenes were filmed for Lost, and will air on the Jimmy Kimmel Live: Aloha to Lost special later that night. Full press release after the jump.
Also after the jump, we have some spoiler-free details on Jack Bauer’s final hour of 24.
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Earlier this month it was reported that this season of 24 would likely be the last for the series as the ratings have dropped and Fox seems disinterested in continuing production. At the time it was mentioned that the studio is considering shopping the series to other networks, but everyone believed that interest would probably be limited due to the high costs involved. It was later reported that Fox has been approached by NBC to pick up the series. But that last ditch effort did not come through. Series director/producer Jon Cassar announced minutes ago on Twitter that the show has been officially canceled:
News from the 24 set,the crew has been told that 24 has come to an end. There will b no season 9. Its been a great run, thanx all 4 watching
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