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Door Opening Trailer: Flatliners!

Jamie (James Norton), Courtney (Ellen Page) Ray (Diego Luna), and Marlo (Nina Dobrev) hear something in Columbia Picutres’ FLATLINERS.

When Courtney asks Jamie if he’d like to have some fun with her after classes, exploring the limits of life and death probably wasn’t what he was hoping for.

Along with Ray and Marlo, they take turns stopping each other’s hearts for an increasing number of minutes as the experience becomes more and more addicting (too bad about the side effects!).

Flatliners will be in theaters on September 29th.

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Award-Winning Danish Director Niels Arden Oplev To Helm Pilot for TNT’s The Deep Mad Dark!

Award-winning director Niels Arden Oplev (the original The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) has signed on to direct the pilot for TNT’s The Deep Mad Dark – a propulsive, layered mystery about an intoxicating friendship and how it leads to a brutal act of violence that drives two women in radically different ways.

Set against the landscape of modern Detroit, it explores the power certain friendships have to shape who we are – in ways both beautiful and dangerous.

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Mr. Robot: Hello, Friend!

MR. ROBOT -- "hellofriend.mov" Episode 101 -- Pictured: Rami Malek as Elliot -- (Photo by: Peter Kramer/USA Network)
MR. ROBOT — “hellofriend.mov” Episode 101 — Pictured: Rami Malek as Elliot — (Photo by: Peter Kramer/USA Network)

USA Network’s Mr. Robot (Wednesdays, 10/9C) is, to quote the network’s blurb, ‘a techno thriller that follows Elliot, a young programmer, who works as a cyber-security engineer by day and as a vigilante hacker by night.  Elliot finds himself at a crossroad when the mysterious leader of an underground hacker group recruits him to destroy the firm he is paid to protect.  Compelled by his personal beliefs, Elliot struggles to resist the chance to take down the multinational CEOs he believes are running (and ruining) the world.’

As all blurbs are, this one is a simplification – for one thing, Elliot is substantially more than merely a cyber-security tech/vigilante. He is both a troubled soul – possibly at the highly functional end of the autism spectrum – who is almost clinically aware of his flaws. As such, he is one of the most relateable protagonists on TV right now.

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Hacker Series Mr. Robot Greenlit By USA Network!

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USA Network has given the go ahead for drama series Mr. Robot about a man with a debilitating anti-social disorder that makes possible for him to connect to people only when he’s hacking them.

Elliott (played by Rami Malek) is recruited by anarchist Mr. Robot (Christian Slater) and finds himself working with an underground hacker group.

The pilot was shot by Niels Arden Oplev (The Girl With The Dragon Tatoo, Under The Dome). Mr. Robot will be shot in New York. for more, follow the jump.

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Christian Slater Is Mr. Robot!

Christian Slater

USA Network has signed Christian Slater to play the title role in its cybercrime pilot, Mr. Robot. His character runs an underground hacker organization bent on razing corporate America.

The cast also includes Remi Malek, Portia Doubleday, Carly Chaiken, and Martin Wallström. For more, follow the jump.

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Dead Man Down Twists and Turns But It’s No Girl With The Dragon Tattoo!

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Niels Arden Oplev received near unanimous raves for his original take on The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo so it makes sense that his first film in English would be a complicated tale of vengeance. Dead Man Down, written by Fringe’s J.H. Wyman focuses on Viktor, right-hand man of crime boss Alphonse and Beatrice, the scarred victim of a drunk driver who lives with her nearly deaf mother. Viktor and Beatrice’s is the central relationship and a most unorthodox courtship.

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Poppy Montgomery is Unforgettable!

Unforgettable

It hasn’t taken Poppy Montgomery [Without a Trace] too terribly long to return to series television. Unforgettable [CBS, Tuesdays, 10/9C] finds Montgomery playing Carrie Wells, former detective with a medical condition that makes it impossible for her to forget anything – except for the details that might solve her sister’s murder.

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MOVIE REVIEW: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – Multi-Layered Thriller Sneaks Up on You!

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is a two-and-a-half-hour movie that feels much shorter. The multi-layered thriller is based on the Stieg Larsson best seller Män som hatar kvinnor [Men Who Hate Women], itself a richly complex work that runs over eight hundred pages [none of it unnecessary].

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The plot revolves around a disgraced financial journalist, Mikael Blomkvist [Michael Nyqvist] found guilty of libel; Lisbeth Salander [Noomi Rapace], a researcher with a photographic memory and amazing computer skills – but equally few social skills; a fourteen-year old girl named Harriet, who disappeared forty years ago; her uncle, who never gave up trying to find her killer; a family composed of mostly disagreeable and even reprehensible members, and what happens when Blomkvist is hired to find out who killed Harriet.

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