Just when you thought that Showtime couldn’t get any odder, along comes Shameless – probably the most unexpected place you’ll ever find William H. Macy and Emmy Rossum – premiering on January 9, 2011.
In the New York city of an alternate universe, Mark Lilly [voiced by Matt Oberg] is literally fighting the system from within since the Department of Integration has been downsized to one working employee [him] – as opposed to his wizard colleague [who goes out of his way to avoid working] – to give Law enforcement the money they [say they] need. This makes Mark’s position literally unique – he is now the only official [functioning] functionary who can help werewolves, vampires, blobs and other arcane creatures integrate into New York society.
Here’s your first look at the upcoming sci-fi comedy, Paul, written by Nick Frost and Simon Pegg.. Directed by Greg Mottola and starring Frost, Pegg and Seth Rogen [voicing Paul], it is the story of two British comic book geeks who pick up an unusual hitchhiker while on a road trip across the United States.
Paul will be released in North America on March 18,2001, by Universal Pictures.
Over the last few months, I’ve been reading about The Cartoon Channel’s new live-action one-hour drama, Tower Prep [Tuesdays, 8/7C]. If people aren’t comparing it to Lost, they’re comparing it to Lost. Seriously. The series is about a student whose worst crime was to stand to a bully to make him leave his friend alone, and who wakes up the next morning in a dorm room with three other guys – all decked out in school uniforms. All he remembers – after being chewed out by a teacher; suspended for a week, and lectured by his parents – is playing an online game and connecting with a character that goes by Whisper 119. Then he turns on some tunes – which mutate into a buzzing noise, putting him to sleep.
Win the Complete Series Set of ReBoot!
Shout!Factory and Rainmaker Entertainment have announced a unique contest that is sure to spark fans of ReBoot to new heights of creativity.
They’ve launched a contest in which the five fans who create the most distinctive takes on their favorite characters will have their art showcased in the line of ReBoot-related product that debuts next year. And, oh yeah, the five winners will also receive a copy of the complete series set!
Fans can enter at ReBoot.com. Details from the press release follow the jump.
Remember Knight & Day? Probably not – it was a less than memorable film that mixed action, espionage and romance in ways that were awkward and unsatisfying – it was a bit of a box office disaster.
RED, on the other hand, takes all of those elements and throws in an element of “over the hill gang” whimsy in a manner that is both extraordinarily clever and, ultimately, gratifyingly silly.
Syfy’s Monsterwolf [tonight, 9/8C] is a vast improvement over most of the movies that the network originals that run on the “most dangerous night of the week.” The story is pretty simple – workers for Holter Oil blast away instead of respecting a Native American artifact and loose a dark guardian spirit, called the Kachinawaya,that begins targeting the company’s employees – but it’s done with a certain style and wit that go a long way towards compensating for the cheesy effects.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 will not be released in 3-D, according to a press release from Warner Brothers.
After giving us unmitigated pap like You Again, it’s nice to see a genuinely good live action movie from Disney. Secretariat is smart, has heart and manages to make historic events suspenseful – not the easiest trick to pull off.
Sure, when the film is away from the track it gets a little overwrought. Sure the score is a hair too insistent at times. Underneath that, however, is solid spine – the story of a housewife who parlays a lost coin toss into the last Triple Crown winner in racing history. And not just a Triple Crown winner, but a completely dominant one – winning the Belmont Stakes, the last leg of racing’s Triple Crown, by thirty-one lengths!
ReBoot, the innovative Canadian CG animated series about a civilization that exists inside a computer, is coming to DVD. The series’ production company, Rainmaker Entertainment, Inc. and Shout!Factory have agreed on a deal that will see the critically acclaimed series available in 2011.
Details follow the jump.