Emma Thompson & Ray Winstone Lead THE LEGEND OF BARNEY THOMPSON; Gabourey Sidibe & Ian McShane Join GRIMSBY; Adam DeVine Joins THE INTERN

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Here’s a look at today’s latest casting news:

  • Emma Thompson and Ray Winstone will topline Robert Carlyle’s feature directorial debut, The Legend of Barney Thompson.
  • Gabourey SidibeIan McShaneDavid Harewood, and Johnny Vegas join Sacha Baron Cohen in Louis Leterrier’s spy spoof, Grimsby.
  • Adam DeVine joins Anne Hathaway and Robert De Niro in Nancy Meyers’ comedy, The Intern.

Hit the jump for more on each picture.

Emma Thompson to Star in Robert Carlyle’s Directorial Debut THE LONG MIDNIGHT OF BARNEY THOMSON; Jake Gyllenhaal & Amy Adams Join EZEKIEL MOSS

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Here’s more of today’s casting news:

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Comic Con: Jennifer Morrison, Robert Carlyle, Colin O’Donoghue, Emile De Ravin, and Michael Raymond-James Talk ONCE UPON A TIME Season 3

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Once Upon A Time, the fairy-tale meets soap opera, has one of the most vast and eclectic casts on television, intermingling character actors (Robert Carlyle), television stalwarts (House’s Jennifer Morrison) and relative unknowns (Colin O’Donoghue). The list of series regulars totals at eleven and the number of recurring players/guest stars far exceeds even that number. At the end of the second season most of the cast (minus Emilie de Ravin’s Belle) were casting off on Captain Hook’s boat on a mission to save lead Emma’s (Morrison) son Henry from the nefarious clutches of Peter Pan.

In the following round table interview, the cast (Jennifer Morrison, Robert Carlyle, Colin O’Donoghue, Emilie De Ravin and Michael Raymond-James) preview the upcoming third season, discuss the difficulties in working with green screen and confide how they keep their characters ‘fresh’ after playing them for two-plus seasons. For the full interview, hit the jump.

Robert Carlyle and Writer/Director Marshall Lewy Talk CALIFORNIA SOLO, ONCE UPON A TIME, and Lewy’s Next Project EXODUS

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The indie drama California Solo, from writer/director Marshall Lewy, tells the story of Lachlan MacAldonich (Robert Carlyle), a former Britpop rocker who has moved to farm country just outside Los Angeles to establish a comfortably quiet existence for himself. His routine consists of working on an organic farm and selling produce at the city’s farmers’ markets by day, and then recording his podcast recounting the tragic deaths of great musicians at night, until he gets pulled over for a DUI that brings up a past offense and threatens him with deportation.

At the film’s press day, filmmaker Marshall Lewy and actor Robert Carlyle spoke to Collider for this exclusive interview about how this character came about, the appeal of a role that’s so layered, how they decided to do no rehearsals prior to shooting, and showing locations around California that are not immediately recognizable. Lewy also talked about his next film, a heist thriller called Exodus, that he’s hoping to shoot in the Spring, while Carlyle talked about how much he enjoys playing the dual roles of Mr. Gold and Rumplestiltskin on the ABC series Once Upon A Time and that what’s to come on the show is just mind-blowing. Check out what they had to say after the jump.

THE TOURNAMENT Blu-ray Review

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The Tournament comes out of the gates guns blazing/blood splattering and for 90 minutes keeps that momentum going.  It is one of those rare straight-to-DVD action films that avoids looking super low budget and lame, features a cast of pretty well-known actors and a contains a heaping helping of blood, bullets, as well as some awesome stunts.  But is there some higher meaning to the film or any redeeming qualities outside of mindless violence?

Find out in my Blu-ray review, after the jump.

SyFy Has Officially Canceled STARGATE UNIVERSE

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The series seemed to be in danger for the past few weeks, but now it’s official. Today SyFy announced they have canceled Stargate Universe and will not renew the series for a third season. As of now this marks the end of the long-running series of TV adaptation which essentially created a Stargate franchise which all started with just one feature film in 1994. SyFy has really been killing the dreams of sci-fi TV fans this year, especially with their recent cancellation of Caprica and a seemingly mediocre American adaptation of Being Human taking up precious airtime instead. Surely plenty of longtime fans aren’t going to be happy about this, so feel free to sound off below.

UPDATE: As of now, Syfy plans on airing the last ten episodes early next year.  They had already been shot before today’s series cancellation.  That means the last episode is most likely going to end without resolution.

Elyse Levesque Exclusive On Set Interview STARGATE UNIVERSE

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At the beginning of September, I was invited – along with a few others – to the Vancouver set of Stargate Universe.  While you may have thought I was done posting on set interviews, I’ve got one more and it’s with Elyse Levesque.

During the interview, Levesque talks about all the changes her character (Chloe Armstrong) goes through during season two.  In addition, we talked about filming on the incredible sets of the Destiny ship, what’s her process with getting scripts, and we even covered social media like Twitter and Facebook.  It’s a very relaxed interview that was done in one of the Destiny hallways. Check it out after the jump:

STARGATE UNIVERSE The Complete First Season DVD Review

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As a huge fan of SyFy’s Stargate SG-1 (particularly the Richard Dean-Anderson era), I was very much looking forward to Stargate Universe. The Stargate Atlantis spinoff had always seemed like it was trying to hard to be like its predecessor and Universe looked to be a great turnaround from that. The Lost and Battlestar Galactica-like vibes of the show, on paper, looked like it could work. Universe doesn’t begin to touch either of those shows, or even SG-1 for that matter, but the first season does make large strides towards creating its own identity in an already incredibly elaborate universe.  Hit the jump for my review of Stargate Universe.

Exclusive: 2 Images from Tonight’s STARGATE UNIVERSE and David Blue Talks About Being Directed by Robert Carlyle

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If you read Collider, you know we’re big fans of Syfy’s Stargate Universe (which now airs Tuesday night’s). Unlike the previous Stargate shows, SGU is a lot darker and more intense.  Already this season, SGU has killed off a number of side characters and they’ve only aired three episodes.

Anyway, tonight’s episode of SGU, titled Pathogen, was directed by Robert Carlyle.  The logline is “The Destiny crew grows concerned when Chloe’s unusual behavior reveals possible Alien influence.”  However, when I spoke to Carlyle at Comic-Con and on set last month, he revealed tonight’s episode is very Eli (David Blue) centric.  He also said it was the first episode they filmed after getting back from hiatus.

Hit the jump to watch an exclusive video featuring Blue discussing being directed by Carlyle. You can also check out two exclusive images:

Alaina Huffman and Jamil Walker Smith On Set Video Interview STARGATE UNIVERSE

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Now that the first two episodes of Stargate Universe season 2 have aired, I feel a lot better posting the interview I did with Alaina Huffman and Jamil Walker Smith on set last month.  That’s because during the interview, Walker Smith was very open about subject matter that could be considered spoilers.  Since a lot of what he said gets revealed in the first two episodes, if you haven’t seen the first them, you might want to skip this interview until you’re caught up.  However, most of the “spoilers” are towards the end of the interview, so you could always just watch the first half.

During the interview, they also talked about what’s going on with their characters during season two, Huffman reveals when she figured out she was pregnant in real life (it was during an eating scene on Destiny), what do they hope to find on Destiny as more of the ship gets explored, and so much more.  However, while we talked about a lot of subjects during the interview, I think the one thing you’ll really take away after watching this is how different Jamil Walker Smith is from his character on the show.  You’ll see…

A Behind the Scenes Tour of STARGATE UNIVERSE with Producer Brad Wright; Plus the New Destiny Bridge Set Revealed!

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If you’re a fan of Stargate Universe and wish you could walk around the Vancouver soundstages where they film the show, you’re going to love the video I edited together.  That’s because last month when I visited the set, executive producer and co-creator Brad Wright gave all a behind the scenes tour of the various soundstages to the visiting journalists.  He showed us the gate room, Eli’s room, all the hallways and rooms of the Destiny ship, the medical quarters, and the highlight: we got to see the brand new Bridge set that was built for season two!  Even though the bridge hasn’t been revealed on the show, you can see it right now after the jump.

And while getting to see the various soundstages was cool, I think the best part was getting to do the tour with Brad Wright.  That’s because as one of the creators of the show, Wright knows the secrets of every set and he revealed everything as we walked around.  I promise you…if you’re a fan of SGU, you will get to see a side of the Destiny ship that you have never seen on TV:

Justin Louis and Brian J. Smith On Set Interview STARGATE UNIVERSE Season 2

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With Stargate Universe returning with new episodes tonight on Syfy,  I was invited – along with a few other online journalists – to visit the Vancouver set so I could interview the entire cast and get a close up look at the Destiny ship.  As a big fan of SGU, it was very cool to see the Destiny up close and also interview everyone who brings the show to life.  While I won’t write about the big spoilers I learned, I have no problem saying season two builds on the momentum of the first, and it’s heading towards a big revelation.  Trust me, by the end of season two, a lot of information about the Destiny will be revealed.

Anyhow, over the past week I’ve posted interviews with David Blue and Elyse Levesque, Robert Carlyle, and producer Brad Wright.  Now it’s time for Justin Louis and Brian J. Smith. During the interview they discussed what’s coming up on SGU in season two, Louis talks about a huge 12 page dialogue scene that he did with Robert Carlyle for an upcoming episode, and a lot more.  Hit the jump to watch what they had to say.  You’ll definitely notice how different Justin Louis is from his character on the show…

Robert Carlyle On Set Video Interview STARGATE UNIVERSE Season 2

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With Stargate Universe returning with new episodes on Tuesday, September 28 on Syfy,  I was invited – along with a few other online journalists – to visit the Vancouver set a few weeks ago. While on set I got to see a number of the SGU soundstages, interview the entire cast, and I was also able to check out the new Bridge set that was built for season two.  As a big fan of SGU, it was very cool to see the Destiny ship up close and also interview everyone who brings the show to life.

Over the past few days I’ve been posting some of the interviews I did on set (David Blue and Elyse Levesque, producer Brad Wright) and now it’s time for Robert Carlyle.  During the very revealing interview, Carlyle was very open about what’s coming up on show.  If you’re a fan of SGU, I think you’ll really enjoy hearing what he had to say.  Hit the jump for more:

Co-Creator/Writer/Executive Producer Brad Wright On Set Video Interview STARGATE UNIVERSE

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With Stargate Universe returning with new episodes on Tuesday, September 28 on Syfy,  I was invited – along with a few other online journalists – to visit the Vancouver set a few weeks ago. While on set I got to see a number of the SGU soundstages, interview the entire cast, and I was also able to check out the new Bridge set that was built for season two.  As a big fan of SGU, it was very cool to see the Destiny ship up close and also interview everyone who brings the show to life.

Anyway, while on set I was able to speak with co-creator/writer/executive producer Brad Wright. Actually, I got to speak with him in the Gate room on the Destiny ship (which was very cool). During my exclusive interview we talked about what’s coming up on season 2, how far they’ve planned the show,  what other original Stargate characters are visiting SGU (he reveals McKay and Woolsey from Stargate Atlantis are stopping by) and so much more.  If you’re a fan of SGU, you’ll learn a lot about what’s coming up after the break:

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