Can’t get enough of AMC’s The Killing? Then enjoy this ominous new trailer for the Season 3, which hints at a new mystery involving a gruesome string of murders, new faces including Peter Sarsgaard as a menacing death row inmate, and, of course, both Sarah Linden and Stephen Holder as our favorite mismatched detective duo.
Be sure to tune in on Sunday, June 2 and 8/7c on AMC to see what sleep-deprivation-inducing cliffhangers are in store for the new season. Hit the jump to watch. [This article is sponsored content.]
Wednesday evening’s TV ratings are in. Here’s a rundown of the night’s original scripted programming:
- The season finale of ABC’s Modern Family garnered a 3.6 rating and 9.92 million viewers, down 3% from last week’s episode and down 12% from last year’s season finale. Elsewhere on ABC, The Middle hit a 2.0 rating and 7.53 million viewers for a rise of 5% from last week and even with last year’s finale, and the season one finale of Nashville scored a 1.9 rating and 6.07 million viewers, up 12% from last week’s 1.7 rating.
- On CBS, the two-hour season finale of Criminal Minds notched a 2.7 rating and 10.8 million viewers, rising 4% from last week’s 2.6 rating but down a whopping 25% from last year’s season finale 3.6 rating.
- Finally, on NBC Law & Order: SVU’s season finale hit a 1.6 rating and 6.68 million viewers for a rise of 7% from last week’s episode and a drop of 20% from last year’s season finale, and the season one finale of Chicago Fire hit a 1.7 rating and 6.17 million viewers, which is down 15% from last week’s 2.0 rating.
Despite what Hero Complex Gallery’s name might lead you to believe, not every HCG show is superhero-related. Often clever, generally awesome, and featuring a consistently talented pool of artists? Yes, for sure. Wall-to-wall prints featuring spandex-clad mutants, Kryptonian refugees, and/or unkillable Canadians with razor-sharp claws? Not so much.
Their next show– Arch Nemesis, which opens this Friday at the gallery’s Los Angeles location—falls somewhere in-between. Yes, you’ll get all the Batman, Fantastic Four, and Justice League posters you can handle…but they’ll be rubbing elbows with new prints based on geek-friendly properties like Predator, The Wizard of Oz, and Masters of The Universe. Wanna see some preview images from the show (and find out how you can win one of two extremely rare variant prints)? Meet me after the jump, folks.
There’s been some controversy over a scene in Star Trek Into Darkness where Carol Marcus (Alice Eve) strips down to her underwear on screen for no reason. Director J.J. Abrams recently went on Conan to explain his decision by saying that it was intended as a moment of levity in an action-packed scene. He also said that we see Kirk (Chris Pine) naked from the waist up post-threesome with some alien babes. Abrams doesn’t seem to quite get it that both scenes objectify women, but in terms of eye candy, Eve and Pine are both very attractive people. However, if you want some more partial nudity, it turns out there was a deleted scene of Benedict Cumberbatch showering, and thus creating today’s most searched phrase on Google. This is a real scene, not one made up by Conan.
Hit the jump to check out Cumberbatch’s “evil shower”.
The possibility of a Superman/Batman movie was seriously considered back in August 2001 when screenwriter Andrew Kevin Walker (Se7en) penned a script entitled “Batman vs. Superman“, which even reached the point of attaching director Wolfgang Petersen (Das Boot) before fizzling out. But bringing DC Comics’ two biggest heroes together (a team-up referred to as “World’s Finest”) is always an enticing possibility, and with Man of Steel set to take flight in a few weeks, the DC Movie Universe could be a fresh start. While Justice League is seen as the ultimate achievement of bringing DC Comics’ biggest heroes together, there’s no reason to rule out a film only featuring Batman and Superman. New Superman Henry Cavill is certainly intrigued by the idea.
Hit the jump for what he had to say regarding a Superman/Batman movie.
Universal is taking a jump back in time to reboot director Peter Hyams‘ 1994 sci-fi film Timecop, starring Jean Claude Van Damme. In the original film, time travel existed in 2004 (must have missed that development) and Timecops were employed to prevent criminals from messing with the time-stream for ill-gotten gain. Van Damme’s character, Walker, happened to run afoul of a crooked politician (Ron Silver) doing just that. The studio is looking to do an original reboot with a reworked concept; the project is currently out to writers. Van Damme is not involved with the project, but whoever they get to star best be able to do the splits.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer for the 1994 original.
Here’s the latest TV casting news:
- Billy Crystal (When Harry Met Sally) is set to star in The Comedians, a new comedy pilot on FX from showrunners Larry Charles (Seinfeld), Matt Nix (Burn Notice) and Ben Wexler (Community, Arrested Development).
- Logan Marshall-Green (Prometheus) will star in the Cinemax pilot, Quarry, based on the Max Allan Collins’ book about a Vietnam veteran.
- Emma Roberts (Aquamarine) will join the cast of the third season of FX’s horror anthology, American Horror Story: Coven.
Hit the jump for more on each casting announcement.
While we just recently saw a new trailer and a batch of new images from director Zack Snyder’s Superman film Man of Steel, Warner Bros. has now unveiled a large group of high-resolution images. We’ve seen a few of these before in lower-resolution iterations, but we also get new, clear looks at Supes’ parents (both birth and adopted), as well as a great photo of Christopher Meloni’s character.
Hit the jump to take a look at the images. The film also stars Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Laurence Fisburne, Antje Traue and Russell Crowe. Man of Steel opens in 3D on June 14th.
The big screen adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s novella The Price of Salt has a new director. Cate Blanchett and Mia Wasikowska signed on to star in Carol last summer for Boy A director John Crowley, but Screen Daily now reports that Todd Haynes is taking the helm. The pic is described as a love story about pursuit, betrayal and passion that follows the burgeoning relationship between two very different women in 1950s New York. One, a girl in her twenties working in a department store who dreams of a more fulfilling life, and the other, a wife trapped in a loveless, moneyed marriage desperate to break free but fearful of losing her daughter in the process.
Haynes’ directing credits include 2007’s I’m Not There and 2002’s Far From Heaven, for which he was nominated for a Best Original Screenplay Oscar. The filmmaker most recently helmed the acclaimed HBO miniseries Mildred Pierce, and he makes an excellent addition to what looks to be promising project. Blanchett and Wasikowska remain attached to star, and Carol has a script by playwright Phyllis Nagy. Hopefully production can get underway soon.
Arrested Development returns this Sunday for a fourth season after a seven-year absence. Ever since the announcement of season four (and a possible movie), I’ve felt a mix of excitement and anxiety. Season 3 ends on a great note. It brings the series full-circle, and has Michael (Jason Bateman) realizing that there’s really no saving his family, and it’s time to start the Bluth legacy anew with the timid but good-hearted George Michael (Michael Cera). Will Season 4 find a way to reopen this story? Will it find a way to at least meet the thematic strength of the final episode? And most importantly, will it possess the same qualities that made the show such a hit? We know these characters, and we can all quote our favorite lines, but Arrested Development is so much more.
Hit the jump for six things we might expect from the upcoming season of Arrested Development, which will air all 15 episodes at once on Netflix starting at midnight on Sunday.
Fresh off last night’s incredibly tantalizing trailer, a new interview with the creatives behind this summer’s Man of Steel has landed online. Getting a new version of Superman off the ground was no small task, but screenwriter David S. Goyer and producer Christopher Nolan came up with an interesting take on the character that hadn’t been seen before and enlisted director Zack Snyder to bring the film to fruition. We’re now less than a month away from Man of Steel’s release, and the trio has taken the opportunity to discuss the film and it’s development. Hit the jump to see what Nolan, Goyer, and Snyder had to say about Man of Steel, including making a wholly sci-fi Superman movie, why Snyder was the right man for the director’s chair, and more.
When it comes to Star Wars: Episode VII, even the tiniest nugget of new information is considered worthwhile. In that spirit, we now have confirmation of who will be handling all the costume designs for director J.J. Abrams’ eagerly awaited sequel. Michael Kaplan confirmed that he will be the costume designer on Star Wars: Episode VII, reuniting with Abrams after having worked together on Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness. Kaplan’s impressive resume also includes the 1982 classic Blade Runner, Fight Club, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, and 2011’s Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol. Hit the jump for more, including Kaplan’s statement on the matter.
Nominations for the 2013 Critics’ Choice Television Awards have been announced, and along with plenty of welcome surprises there are a couple of snubs that are likely to have people talking. Here’s a brief rundown of some of the highlights:
- Best Drama Series nominees include Game of Thrones, Homeland, Breaking Bad, and FX’s excellent new series The Americans. Conspicuously absent is Mad Men, which only scored one nomination overall for Elisabeth Moss as Lead Actress.
- Best Comedy Series nominees include Louie, New Girl, Parks and Recreation, and Veep, with Emmy favorite Modern Family failing to land a nomination along with last year’s winner Community. Instead, ABC sitcom The Middle made the cut.
- Netflix’s House of Cards scored two nominations for Best Actor (Kevin Spacey) and a very deserved Best Supporting Actor nod for Corey Stoll.
- David Lynch landed a Best Guest Performer in a Comedy Series nom for his excellent work in Louie, and Happy Endings alums Casey Wilson and Adam Pally were recognized in the supporting categories.
- The love it/loathe it HBO comedy Girls didn’t get a Best Comedy Series nod, but received acting nominations for Lena Dunham, Alex Karpovsky, and Patrick Wilson.
- FX’s American Horror Story and CBS’ The Big Bang Theory scored the most nominations with six each, topping all other programs.
Hit the jump to check out the full list of nominees, and sound off in the comments with your thoughts on the lineup. The awards will be handed out on June 10th.
Francis Ford Coppola was one of the biggest filmmakers of the 1970s, but over the following decades, his stock began to decline. After a 10-year absence following The Rainmaker, Coppola returned with micro-budget, seriously art-house pictures that struggled to find distribution. His latest picture, Twixt, had ambitious plans including a tour that would feature live-editing of the picture, but ended up only played at film festivals and has yet to see an American release. But now Coppola plans to return to the genre that catapulted him to stardom with The Godfather. According to THR, Coppola is planning to direct an Italian-American family drama that will span from the 1930s to the 1960s. The filmmaker is working on the screenplay, “which is described as a coming-of-age story that focuses on a boy and girl in their late teens.” The production has offices set up at Paramount (home of The Godfather), but the studio currently has no plans to finance or distribute the picture.
Hit the jump for more.
The Cannes Film Festival, like most major film festivals, is where studios deal behind the scenes to acquire films, although Cannes has the added touch of also packaging movies (which is why we’ve seen so many casting stories) and selling existing properties to foreign buyers. Lionsgate managed to sell nine of their movies, and their press release contains brief synopses for each of the films. Some confirm what we already know, some provide new information, and some are Step Up 5 (“Fifth installment of Summit Entertainment’s successful STEP UP franchise”).
Hit the jump for the synopses as well as the cast and above-the-line crew.