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Being Human‘s Sam Huntington to guest star on Warehouse 13

by on Mar.12, 2012, under Television

I started hearing about this on the weekend, but finally got official word: Being Human‘s resident werewolf, Sam Huntington, will guest on an episode of Warehouse 13 in the upcoming season as a jazz musician named Ethan. Warehouse 13‘s 4th season is currently in production in Toronto, Canada.

Said Warehouse 13 executive producer Jack Kenny: “We love bringing other Syfy icons on to Warehouse 13… There’s something they just “get” about the genre. People like Kate Mulgrew, Lindsay Wagner, Jaime Murray and Rene Auberjonois know that delicate balance we play between humor, drama and action. And Sam Huntington is a natural fit for us. Funny, charming, smart and compelling, he plays ‘Ethan’ — a young jazz musician, desperate to leave his mark on the world of New Orleans jazz — even if it means a great sacrifice.”

Sam’s natural wittiness should be a good fit for the Warehouse 13 style.

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So how did John Carter survive the weekend?

by on Mar.12, 2012, under Movies

The key word is “survive” – after the weekend where all eyes were on Disney and the predicted major flop of John Carter, the $250 million budget movie opened to a $30.6 million domestic weekend (and word was is that Disney brass hoped to see that 3), but perhaps amazingly it took in $70.6 million in overseas markets. But still, the performance is still poor, and some analysts believe it needs needs about $600 million globally to break even.

Reviews are fairly polarized – it’s still 50% on Rotten Tomatoes, but with 72% of the audience liking it. And among the fan community, I’m hearing from various places that some believe some negative reviewers may not have even watched the movie.

I’m going to try and check the movie out myself later this week, with a hopefully open mind.

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