Ricky Baker is a bad egg – if you can believe the social worker who places him with foster parents Bella and Hec. Surprisingly, he finds himself feeling at home with Aunt Bella, Uncle Hec and their dog Tupac – until a tragedy occurs that could place him in yet another home. So Ricky and Uncle Hec head off into the wilderness.
Hunt for the Wilderpeople is directed by Taika Waititi (What We Do in the Shadows, Thor: Ragnarok) and stars Sam Neill and Julian Dennision. It opens in the U.S. and Canada this summer. Follow the jump for the new trailer.
Continue reading A Real Bad Egg Trailer: Hunt for the Wilderpeople!
Sam Neill has been signed to play the patriarch of a Texas family through whose fortunes and fortunes, we witness the rise of America as a superpower on AMC’s original series, The Son.
The Son also stars Henry Garrett, Zahn McClarnon, Paola Nunez and Sidney Lucas. Production on the series begins in June. For further details, follow the jump.
Continue reading Sam Neill To Headline AMC’s Original Series The Son!
CBS’ two-night event series The Dovekeepers will air on March 31 and April 1, 2015 (9/8C).
Based on Alice Hoffman’s historical novel, The Dovekeepers follows four women whose live intersect during the fight for survival at Masada. For further details, follow the jump.
Continue reading CBS Limited Series The Dovekeepers Gets Spring Premiere!
‘On March 21st, 1963, Alcatraz officially closed. All the prisoners were off the island. Only that’s not what happened. Not at all,’ is Sam Neill’s opening narration for Alcatraz [two-hour premiere, FOX, Monday, Jan. 16th, 8/7C] as FBI Agent Emerson Hauser.
Continue reading Alcatraz: This Island Is Not Lost!
Happy Town’s [ABC, Wednesdays, 10/9C] Haplin, Minnesota is a small town where everyone seems determined to be happy, possibly because after seven years of people mysteriously vanishing, things have been – relatively speaking – normal. Into this seemingly normal small town comes Henley Boone [Lauren German], a smart, pretty young woman who says she’s going to use an inheritance to open a candle shop. Her arrival comes on the heels of the unusual murder of the town eccentric by way of a chisel in the forehead – his screams heard only by a local girl who’s been dropped off by her boyfriend so her parents won’t know [yup, it’s yer basic Romeo & Juliet, subplot].
Continue reading TELEVISION: Happy Town – Twin Peaks Via American Gothic!
And the 2012 cinematic year gets off to a better than average start…
Daybreakers, written and directed by The Spierig Brothers, gets to an intriguing beginning [despite some vampire projectile vomiting and explosions] as it sets up a world in which vampires are running a very human civilization: glitzy buildings; TV programming – including a CNN-like news channel; coffee shops [20% human blood – though there is no explanation why this one human favorite is loved by vampires, even with the additive…]; billboards; subway advertising; vampire homeless, etc.
Continue reading MOVIES: Daybreakers’ Promising Start Leads to Wild Finish!