All posts by Sheldon Wiebe

Sendhil Ramamurthy Talks Covert Affairs And The Surprising Things He’s Learned From The Series!

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In a recent Q&A conference call, Sendhil Ramamurthy talked about becoming Jai Wilcox on the USA Network’s new hit series, Covert Affairs [Tuesdays, 19/9C], how he came to get the role and, among other things, some of the things that surprised him – both in terms of the show, and in terms of things he learned about the CIA.

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Stargate Universe: The Complete Season One Locked For Blu-ray & DVD Release on October 5!

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Season One of Syfy’s popular Stargate Universe series is set for an October 5, 2010 release on Blu-ray and DVD. The set will come with the usual abundance of bonus features that Stargate fans have come to know and love – though there will be a few Blu-ray exclusives, the vast majority will appear on both.

Details from the press release follow the jump.

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Lindsay Wagner Comes to Warehouse 13 and H.G. Wells Returns With an Unlikely Agenda!

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Warehouse 13 [Syfy, Tuesdays, 9/8C] has been enjoying a spectacularly good second season. Its balance of humor, drama, weirdness and adventure has been spot on and this week’s episode, For the Team, keeps the streak alive – while introducing Dr. Vanessa Calder [Lindsay Wagner], the in-house doctor who cares for the Regents and the Warehouse 13 staff.

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Columbia Pictures Finds Its Girl with the Dragon Tattoo!

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After the incredible success of Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy – and three international hit films starring Noomi Rapace – David Fincher’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo has found its Lisbeth Salander.

Rooney Mara [The Social Network] has been signed to play the brilliant, intensely antisocial hacker, Lisbeth Salander, joining Daniel Craig, as crusading journalist, Mikael Blomkvist in the North American fil adaptations of the trilogy.

Details from the press release follow the jump.

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Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: We Are Sex Bob-Omb & We Are Here to Steal Your Hearts!

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Scott Pilgrim vs. The World is an 8-bit, rock & roll, multi-period, anime´, kung fu teen romance – which is to say that it’s a genuinely unique movie experience. Short form: Pilgrim falls in love with a girl in what he thinks is a dream, meets her at a party and stalks her until they fall in love, then has to deal with her baggage [seven evil exes] as well as his own [the girl who dumped him went on to become a rock & roll goddess].

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Eat Pray Love – She’s Selfish But Honest!

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Eat Pray Love is a breezy, leisurely travelogue that is held together by one woman’s search for enlightenment. Directed and co-written [with Jennifer Salt] by Ryan Murphy [Glee, Nip/Tuck], this is a movie that looks great – check out the panoramic looks at Italy, India and Bali – has a mostly easy to take script, and features an amazing cast. So, why am I of two minds on it?

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Syfy’s Alphas Locks Cast – Nabs Guest Star Callum Keith Rennie!

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Syfy’s ambitious new series pilot, Alphas, has signed Azita Ghanizada [Entourage, Castle] to lock its regular cast and persuaded Callum Keith Rennie [Battlestar Galactica’s Leoben] as the episode’s guest star.

Details from the press release follow the jump.

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Christmas Comes to Syfy’s Highest Rated Shows!

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Christmas episodes have become a tradition for many television shows – network and cable – but with a very few exceptions [think Bones, where they keep killing Santa], they tend to be pretty maudlin stuff. Now, two Syfy programs – Warehouse 13 and Eureka – will be producing standalone Christmas eps. I strongly doubt they’ll be maudlin [neither series does that], so I’m actually looking forward to seeing what they come up with.

Details from the press release follow the jump.

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Syfy Commissions Pilot From Pushing Daisies Creator Bryan Fuller!

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Remember Dead Like Me? wonderfalls? Pushing Daisies? Remember when Heroes was good?

Well, Bryan Fuller, creator of the first three – and major contributor to the latter, has been commissioned by Syfy to produce a pilot based on the John Christopher novel, The Lotus Caves.

Details from the press release follow the jump.

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The Expendables: Jason Statham? Not a Basketball Fan!

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There are clips and trailers from all kinds of films to be found if you bother to look. This clip from Sylvester Stallone’s The Expendables features Jason Statham beating the snot out of an entire basketball pick up team. Does he hate basketball? Does he hate one [or all] of the players? The clip is taken completely out of context, so I guess we’ve got to figure that out for ourselves.

Anyroad, the thoroughly entertaining clip follows the jump.

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