HANNIBAL Season 2 Gag Reel Will Make You Laugh Instead of Gag

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Hannibal is arguably the most fucked up show on television, but that doesn’t mean the cast and crew can’t have a good laugh.  In fact, I think levity is necessary for a show as grotesque, disturbing, and cerebral as Hannibal, so the gag reel for season two is a nice relief for a season that was even more twisted than the first.  Furthermore, it’s a gag reel that’s actually funny rather than just a collection of flubbed takes.  Of course, there are spoilers if you haven’t seen the second season.

Hit the jump to check out the Hannibal season 2 gag reel and click here for all our precious coverage.

Showrunner Bryan Fuller Talks HANNIBAL Season 3; Says Story Will Pull from HANNIBAL and HANNIBAL RISING

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What an extraordinary week for television these past seven days have been.  Not only did we get that spectacular mid-season finale for Mad Men, but also a brilliant season two finale for The Americans and then, of course, the shocking, violent conclusion to Hannibal season two.  Despite airing on network television, the latter series has been one of the most consistently twisted and challenging shows on all of TV, and this was especially true of last Friday’s season two finale.

The events of the episode will no doubt have drastic effects on the show’s third season, and creator/showrunner Bryan Fuller recently spoke quite candidly about his plans for season three, adding that it will pull story elements from the Thomas Harris novels Hannibal and Hannibal Rising.  He even teased a fan-favorite character promotion and discussed the first episode of season three—which he dubs a “new pilot”—in detail.  Read on after the jump.  Obviously spoilers for the season two final follow.

HANNIBAL Recap: “Sakizuki”

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Hannibal has truly taken on a new dimension this year, expanding its stories and building off of last year’s setup beautifully.  It’s not taking a lot of time to integrate new viewers to the series if they didn’t catch up on the first season, but kudos to it for knowing its purpose in a way that just presses forward regardless.  You’re either on this train, or you’re not (and you should want to be).

The writing and the staging in “Sakizuki” were beautiful (and occasionally horrible), and Hannibal continues to find new ways to approach and keep fresh its central conflict between Will and Hannibal.  For what is the show about if not therapy and friendship?  Oh, gruesome murder.  Right.  Hit the jump for why “I am the unreliable narrator of my own story.”

Comic-Con: THE X-FILES 20th Anniversary Reunion Panel Recap; Cast and Crew Talk Possibility of a Third Film, Memories from the Set

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It’s easy to take for granted the wealth of high quality programming on our weekly TV schedule, but back in the 90’s it was pretty slim pickings.  The X-Files was always a show that stood above its peers, bringing genre fare to a primetime slot and proving that intelligent, daring shows could find a mass audience regardless of subject matter.  For the shows 20th anniversary stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson, Creator Chris Carter, and writers Vince Gilligan, Howard Gordon, Darin Morgan, John Shiban, James Wong, David Amann, and Glen Morgan presented a panel to a packed house of impassioned fans.  Hit the jump for the panel recap.

Gillian Anderson Talks THE FALL, Her Attraction to the Characters, HANNIBAL, CRISIS, Her Desire for Another X-FILES Movie, and More

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Featuring a truly terrific performance from Emmy award-winner Gillian Anderson, The Fall is a gripping, intelligent and highly addictive psychological thriller (I watched all five hours in one sitting because it’s so engrossing) that forensically examines the lives of two hunters, one of whom is a serial killer (played by Once Upon A Time star Jamie Dornan) that stalks his victims at random, and the other is a high-powered detective superintendent brought in to catch him.  It is a high-stakes cat-and-mouse game with twists and turns that unfold until the very end.

During this recent exclusive phone interview with Collider, actress Gillian Anderson talked about what led her to sign on to The Fall, her attraction to complex and complicated characters, how she views Stella Gibson, what she most enjoyed about playing the role, how refreshing and freeing it is to inhabit a woman who’s so blunt, keeping the cat-and-mouse game interesting throughout the season, and that they’re already discussing the direction for Season 2.  She also talked about her terrific work on Hannibal, her mid-season NBC drama series Crisis, which role in her career she’s most proud of, and how she feels like there needs to be one more The X-Files movie, to wrap up the story.  Check out what she had to say after the jump, and be aware that there are some spoilers.

Showrunner Bryan Fuller Talks HANNIBAL, the Show’s Inception, Gauging the Level of Violence, the Overall Series Plan, Using the RED DRAGON Storyline, More

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One of the best written and best acted dramas currently on network (or any) television is Hannibal, from show creator Bryan Fuller.  Based on the characters from Thomas Harris’ classic novels, the series follows the unsettling relationship between psychiatrist-turned-serial-killer Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen) and gifted criminal profiler Will Graham (Hugh Dancy).

During this recent exclusive interview with Collider, executive producer/writer Bryan Fuller talked about how the series came about, how he gauges the level of violence on the show, how he ended up with Dancy, Mikkelsen and Laurence Fishburne as his lead actors, how fascinating the character relationships are, that knowing the eventual destination of these characters is a huge gift, when Hannibal Lecter’s famous face mask could appear, how the Red Dragon story would come into play in Season 4, adding some female characters to the mix, how they decide what meals Dr. Lecter will prepare and serve, future romantic relationships for the serial killer, and what Gillian Anderson brings to the show.  He also talked about the possibility of a Kickstarter campaign for a Pushing Daisies movie.  Check out what he had to say after the jump, and be aware that there are some spoilers.

Studio Ghibli’s FROM UP ON POPPY HILL English Language Cast Announced, Including Gillian Anderson, Ron Howard, Anton Yelchin and Christina Hendricks

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Back in August, we brought you the trailer for Studio Ghibli’s From Up on Poppy Hill, written by Hayao Miyazaki and directed by his son Goro Miyazaki.  Now, we have word that the English version has a planned theatrical release of March 15th, 2013.  Lending their voices to that version will be such top talent as Gillian Anderson, Ron Howard, Christina Hendricks, Jamie Lee Curtis and Beau Bridges, among others.  Hit the jump to see who else is joining the party, along with the synopsis for From Up on Poppy Hill.

Gillian Anderson Joins Haley Joel Osment in I’LL FOLLOW YOU DOWN, Aubrey Plaza Added to THE NECESSARY DEATH OF CHARLIE COUNTRYMAN

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Some quick casting bits today.  Here they are in brief:

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Johnny English is solely an international phenomenon. The first Rowan Atkinson-starring vehicle made $28 Million stateside and its sequel made $8, but the first made $132 Million internationally and its sequel made $152 Million. Even if the third film goes straight to DVD stateside, it’s likely more is in order. In the second film, Atikson plays against Dominic West, Gillian Anderson and Rosamund Pike in another parody of the 007 legend. It’s all very good for Atkinson fans, but there’s thin gruel here for everyone else. Our review of Johnny English Reborn on Blu-ray follows after the jump.

Sidney Kimmel Entertainment to Co-Finance MR. MORGAN’S LAST LOVE Starring Michael Caine

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Sidney Kimmel Entertainment has been announced as the co-financier and co-producer of the comedic melodrama Mr. Morgan’s Last Love. Written and directed by Sandra Nettlebeck (Helen), the film stars Michael Caine as a retired, lonely American widower who shares a chance encounter with a free-spirited young French woman which brightens his life. The film is based on the novel La Douceur Assassine by Françoise Dorner. The cast also includes Clémence Poésy (Harry Potter), Justin Kirk (Weeds), Jane Alexander (The Cider House Rules), Anne Alvaro (The Diving Bell and the Butterfly), and Gillian Anderson (The X-Files).

Hit the jump to read the full press release. SKE is also behind the upcoming Katherine Heigl starrer One for the Money, and Derek Cianfrance’s The Place Beyond the Pines starring Ryan Gosling.

Ian McKellen, Judi Dench, Gillian Anderson, and Mark Williams to Star in 18th Century Zombie Film THE CURSE OF THE BUXOM STRUMPET

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It looks like Pride and Prejudice and Zombies isn’t the only period-piece/zombie flick mash-up in town.  ScreenDaily reports that Ian McKellen, Judi Dench, Gillian Anderson, and Mark Williams (Arthur Weasley from the Harry Potter films) are attached to star in Matthew Butler’s The Curse of the Buxom Strumpet.  The film is based off Butler’s 2010 short comedy E’gad Zombies, which also starred McKellen.  The plot of Buxom Strumpet, co-written by Tori Hart, is about the “inhabitants of a small seaside town who are struck down with a deadly illness.”  No details are provided on that deadly illness, but I imagine it involves glassy eyes, coming back to life, and a hunger for human flesh.

While I’m a fan of this cast, I’m still not sold on the appeal of these movies beyond the novelty they provide.  I can understand Butler using the premise for a short film, but I’m worried that the joke becomes stale when stretched out to feature length.  Hit the jump to read a synopsis of E’gad Zombies and to see a trailer for the short.


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I’m not exactly sure who was clamoring for another Johnny English movie but they’re going to get their wish.  The UK trailer for Johnny English Reborn has gone online and it features what you would expect: slapstick, Rowan Atkinson creating awkward situations, and more slapstick.  For those who enjoy this franchise, this new installment looks like it won’t let fans down.

Hit the jump to check out the trailer.  The film also stars Rosamund Pike, Dominic West, and Gillian Anderson. Johnny English Reborn opens in the UK on October 7th.

Clive Owen and Andrea Riseborough to Star in IRA Thriller from MAN ON WIRE Director James Marsh

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Director James Marsh may have earned an Oscar for his documentary Man on Wire, but he’s no stranger to narrative features.  He previously directed The King starring Gael Garcia Bernal and the crime drama Red Riding 1980Vulture now reports that he’s got another fiction film up his sleeve and that Clive Owen is attached to star.  Marsh tells Vulture that his new film “is much more like Red Riding, it’s a genre film, it’s a thriller.”

The untitled project (formerly titled Shadow Dancer) is set in Northern Ireland during the early 1990s and will co-star Andrea Riseborough (Never Let Me Go) as a former IRA terrorist turned informer.  The film also stars Aidan Gillen (The Wire) Gillian Anderson (The X-Files).  Shooting on the low-budget film is set to begin this May in Dublin.

David Duchovny Says Script is Underway for THE X-FILES 3

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According to an interview with David Duchovny published in France’s TVMag today, a script for a new X-Files movie is “in the process of being written.”  Who knows where in that process this is, but it’s good news that progress might be happening since the second film The X-Files: I Want to Believe underperformed pretty badly and a sequel didn’t seem too certain.  Hit the jump for quotes from Duchovny’s interview and my thoughts.

Update: David Duchovny’s publicist has contacted us.  She says while Duchovny did an interview with TVMag, what he said was lost in translation.  Basically, there is no movement on X-Files 3 right now.  Hit the jump for the original story.

Casting Call: Laurence Fishburne Catches CONTAGION, Gillian Anderson Meets JOHNNY ENGLISH REBORN, Hina Abdullah Guarantees 30 MINUTES OR LESS

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Contagion didn’t really need anything more to intrigue.  Director Stephen Soderbergh is re-teaming with The Informant! scribe Scott Z. Burns, with a cast that includes Matt Damon, Kate Winslet, Marion Cotillard, and Jude Law for his first 3D movie, about a viral outbreak.  That’s already, like, seventy-eight degrees of awesome.  But according to Variety, Warner Bros. has added another degree by signing Laurence Fishburne to co-star. [Update–The Playlist reported on Fisburne in Contation back in February and in March reported that he was playing “Dr. Ellis Cheever, the head of the Center for Disease Control.”  This one is shaping up to be excellent when it premieres on October 21, 2011.

Hit the jump for casting details on Gillian Anderson in sequel Johnny English Reborn, and Hina Abdullah in 30 Minutes or Less.

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