When Jacob Martin’s father dies, he’s told he has a million dollar-plus inheritance coming – but there’s a hitch. His father’s sister was committed to the Eloise Mental Institution when she was a girl – and Jacob needs to provide her death certificate in order to inherit.
Thing is, Eloise burned down thirty years ago, so Jacob and three friends have to enters the institution’s ruins and find the document in its records…
Eloise stars Chace Crawford, Brandon T. Jackson, P,J, Byrne, Eliza Dushku and Robert Patrick. It will be in theaters on February 3, 2017. The new trailer follows the jump.
The final season of Banshee (Cinemax, Fridays) should be interesting. Lucas Hood (Anthony Starr) will find himself confronted by an FBI agent (Eliza Dushku) who notes that he movies more like a criminal than a sheriff – and that’s one of the quiet moments.
Check out the trailer for Banshee: Season Four following the jump. Banshee returns on January 29, 2016.
If you can’t get enough of Captain Jack Harkness and Gwen Cooper, then you’re going to love this: BBC Worldwide and Starz have announced the production of an interactive app – to made available for downloading special components of the Torchwood: Miracle Day experience, beginning with the first of ten three-minute motion comic narratives that provide clues to the ongoing mystery of the series. For details on the range of downloadables that will be made available, check out the official press release following the jump.
Dollhouse – Joss Whedon’s boldest, if not most successful – experiment comes to home video on October 12th. Details from the press release follow the jump [personally, I can’t wait for the audio commentaries – but that’s just me…].
From Joss Whedon, the creative mastermind behind Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel, comes the provocative Dollhouse, a sexy, suspenseful thriller starring the stunningly talented Eliza Dushku. As an “Active,” the mysterious Echo (Dushku) serves as an unwitting agent of Dollhouse, an illegal underground organization that provides its elite clientele with programmable human beings. Actives receive personality imprints, allowing them to temporarily become anyone or anything—the perfect burglar, lover, spy, or assassin. Now, with the FBI and her own shadowy past closing in, Echo must face a rogue Active who will stop at nothing to bring Dollhouse down—forever.
“Dollhouse” Season One includes intense and stunning supporting performances from Olivia Williams (The Sixth Sense, Rushmore), Harry Lennix (State of Play, Across The Universe), Amy Acker (“Angel”), and Tahmoh Penikett (“Battlestar Galactica”). The Blu-ray and DVD includes all 12 original episodes and tons of bonus features including the never-before-seen standalone episode “Epitaph One,” the original unaired pilot “Echo,” deleted scenes and seven making-of featurettes. The Blu-ray will be available for a suggested retail price of $69.99 U.S. / $89.99 Canada and the DVD will be available for $49.98 U.S. / $69.98 Canada. Prebook is July 1.
Blu-ray Disc Specs:
The “Dollhouse” Season One Blu-ray is presented in widescreen (16×9 aspect ratio) with English 5.1 DTS HD Lossless Master Audio and English, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. Episodes and special features included in the collection are as follows:
Airlock Alpha [the former SyFy Portal] is reporting that news of Joss Whedon’s Dollhouse’s pick-up for a thirteen episode second season is being reported by trade publication TV Week’s columnist, Josef Adalian [try saying that three times fast!].
According to Adalian, “Many media types had written off the show for dead, since its ratings on Friday have been … suboptimal. And yet, insiders at the network have been cautioning for weeks that the show shouldn’t be cut out.” This coming well after an April 5th Airlock Alpha story headlined “Fox Leaning Toward Dollhouse Renewal”
The Airlock Alpha story said, among other things, “The move seems to be an easy one for Fox. While the audience hasn’t been as large as expected, it has instead remained stable. Other factors in favor of the show continuing is that it’s not as expensive as other Fox shows. Much of its upfront costs, including the construction of the elaborate set that is the dollhouse itself, were covered by funds that normally would’ve paid for a pilot (no pilot was made for ‘Dollhouse’). Also, while [Joss] Whedon’s Mutant Enemy Productions and star Eliza Dushku’s Boston Diva Productions are tied to the series, 20th Century Fox Television is still the primary production company involved, which means its licensing fee is not as steep as it would be if the show was produced by another studio.”
Apparently, Fox is willing to give the series an order for the back nine if ratings improve significantly. The move, which Adalian’s blog entry apparently described as the “nearly official word from Fox,” is at least partially the result of the way the show’s critical response improved – even as it’s audience dropped off. It remains to be seen if Fox will move Dollhouse from its current Friday night timeslot [Airlock Alpha’s sources seem to be pretty certain that such would be the case] but at least it’s coming back.
Fans of Joss Whedon’s latest mind-blowing television series, Dollhouse, are in for a treat when they purchase the first season DVD/Blu-ray set. While all Whedonites are aware that there is a thirteenth episode, Epitaph One, made for broadcast in Europe and inclusion on the DVD set, 20th century Fox is also including the original, unaired pilot, Echo, in the site.
The set will also include three commentaries [though not on the unaired pilot] plus five featurettes. Series synopsis and complete list follow: