TNT Orders Agent X Starring Sharon Stone!

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Sharon Stone will co-star as Vice-President Natalie Maccabee, America’s first female VPOTUS – and commander of a secret agent who is so secret that even the President doesn’t know of his existence, Agent X. That agent is John Case, played by Jeff Hephner, who handles assignments that involve national security, global crises and problems within the ‘palaces of intrigue of Washington DC.

Gerald McRaney also stars – as Chief Steward of the Vice-President’s mansion and keeper of secrets. It is he who introduces Maccabee to Case, the current Agent X.

TNT has ordered ten episodes of Agent to debut in the second half of 2015. The pilot was written by William Blake Herron and directed by Peter O’Fallon. Further details follow the jump.

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Matt Ryan Discusses “Constantine” Being a Smoker & Other Season 1 Goodies

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His soul is damned to hell, he’s been locked up in a mental hospital and demons insist on possessing people to pay him a visit on here on Earth. Aw that’s just a typical day at the office for a seasoned demon hunter like John Constantine. Matt Ryan (No not the Atlanta Falcon’s football player. That would be another show entirely.) stars as John Constantine from the wildly popular comic book series “Hellblazer” from DC comics. Matt’s version of Constantine is a departure from the movie version Keanu Reeves made famous with his dirty blonde hair and British accent. Like both the movie and comic version of Constantine, Matt’s version will also be a smoker. Yes you heard me.

While American Television has strict rules about portraying smoking on TV, Constantine is a smoker even if we never get to see him take a drag from an actual cigarette. I had a chance recently to chat with Matt about this and his take on playing such an iconic comic book character. Full interview after the jump!

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Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance): A Fabulous Fiction Rooted In Truth!

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Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) is a brilliant bombastic, bizarre skewering of: superhero movies, egocentric actors, actors’ insecurities, Broadway, Broadway critics, and pretty much all things entertainment.

The story of Riggan Thomson’s (Michael Keaton) effort to be taken seriously as an actor/director/playwright after having starred in three superhero movies twenty years ago – Birdman is directed as a continuous shot (which is difficult because the film takes place over a considerably longer period that its two-hour running time).

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Horns: Joe Hill’s Book Makes a Good, Creepy Movie!

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Horns is based on the novel by Joe Hill. It stars Daniel Radcliffe as Ig Perrish, broken-hearted young man who is believed by everyone in town to have raped and murdered his girlfriend, Merrin Williams. Things get weird when he awakens after a night of serious drinking with horns beginning to grow out of his forehead.

Written by Keith Bunin (In Treatment) and directed by Alexandre Aja (The Hills Have Eyes), Horns is a deeply disturbed, bleakly funny and frequently scary little film that gives Radcliffe another quality role.

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VIZ Media Brings LBX – Little Battlers eXperience – To North America!

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Van Yamano owns Achilles, a miniaturized robot with super strong power. But Achilles is no ordinary LBX. Hidden inside him is secret data that Van must keep out of the hands of evil at all costs.

There’s more to it, of course – Van’s dad created Achilles as part of a series of robot toys that are all the rage – the Little Battlers eXperience. But Achilles is special – contained within him are secrets that others will kill for.

That’s the basic premise for LBX, a manga series from VIZ Media imprint Perfect Square that’s making its North American debut on November 4th. Follow the jump for more details.

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SyFy releases new trailer for upcoming series 12 Monkeys

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Who doesn’t like a good adventure thriller about time travelling? Inspired by the classic blockbuster film of the same name, this show explores the provocative story of a time traveler from the future in a high-stakes race against the clock. Using a dangerous and untested method of time travel, he journeys from 2043 to the present day.  He has a mission –  locate and eradicate the source of a deadly plague that will all but annihilate the human race.    “12 Monkeys” makes its series premiere on January 16, Friday at 9pm ET/PT.

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CONAN’s Coup: Sons of Anarchy Cast November 11!

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Conan O’Brien has scored a real coup for his TBS late night talksho – the cast of Sons of Anarchy will appear on the show on Tuesday, November 11th.

It’s the first time the show’s cast has appeared together – along with series creator Kurt Sutter – on a talk show. For more details, follow the jump.

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Jay Johnston, Frank Collison, and Kaitlyn Robrock chat about Adult Swim’s Mr. Pickles

 

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As this season progresses, the show continues to follow Tommy Goodman and his “loveable” dog Mr. Pickles as they encounter all sorts of people in the good old fashioned town polluted by modern society.   Unbeknownst to Tommy and his parents, Mr. Pickles has an evil streak that only Grandpa seems to see.  I had the opportunity to speak with talented and hilarious voice actors Frank Collison, Jay Johnston, and Kaitlyn Robrock about their roles and “Mr. Pickles”.

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Creators Will Carsola and Dave Stewart chat about Adult Swim’s Mr. Pickles

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Mr. Pickles is one of Adult Swim’s latest mature cartoon to hit Sunday nights with its premiere on September 21, 2014.  Mr. Pickles is the Goodman’s family dog, who incidentally likes pickles.  But he is no Lassie.  And do not expect Scooby Doo or Snoopy either.   Behind those puppy dog eyes lie a wicked streak of violence in this seemingly innocent canine.  The series revolves around six year old Tommy Goodman and Mr. Pickles as they commute from their home to Old Town, an old-fashioned community being taken over by modern appliances.  I had the chance to chat with the talented creators Dave Stewart and Will Carsola about Mr. Pickles.

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Jason Reitman Series Casual Gets Ten-Ep Order from Hulu!

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Hulu has announced a straight-to-series order of ten episodes for Casual, a comedy series, to be Executive Produced and Directed by Jason Reitman (Juno, Up In The Air, Young Adult). The series centers on a dysfunctional family in which a bachelor brother and a recently-divorced sister coach each other on dating – after they’ve both moved home, like teenagers. Casual is planned for a 2015 debut on Hulu. For more, follow the jump. Continue reading

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