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Warehouse 13 preview: “Fractures”

by on Aug.22, 2012, under Television

In next Monday’s episode of Warehouse 13 hen a thrift shop worker discovers a dressing mirror in the back room that happens to be an artifact, she accidentally releases the psychopath that the Warehouse agents had trapped inside…tune in Monday at 9/8c to see what happens! Lindsay Wagner returns to guest star again as Dr. Calder too!
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Sam Clafin finally confirmed as Finnick for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

by on Aug.22, 2012, under Movies

The biggest question mark regarding casting for the upcoming sequel to The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, was who was going to play the role of Finnick Odair, the former Games winner from District 4 who is a big part of the last two books in the trilogy. Sam Clafin (Snow White and the Hunstman, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides) was reportedly the choice for the role last month but had a conflict. Now Lionsgate confirms that Clafin is signed for the role.

From the press release:

Santa Monica, CA, August 22, 2012- Lionsgate® and the filmmakers of THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE are pleased to announce that Sam Claflin has been cast in the role of Finnick in the much anticipated film adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ worldwide smash hit novel Catching Fire. Charasmatic and clever, Finnick was a District 4 Hunger Games victor when he was fourteen.

After breaking out in his role as the romantic lead in last year’s PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES, Claflin starred in the box office smash SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN playing Prince William alongside Kristen Stewart, Charlize Theron and Chris Hemsworth. He recently finished filming THE QUIET ONES opposite Jarred Harris, and MARY & MARTHA, in which he co-stars with Hilary Swank.

THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE begins as Katniss Everdeen has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark. Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a “Victor’s Tour” of the districts. Along the way Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games (The Quarter Quell) – a competition that could change Panem forever.

THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE will be directed by Francis Lawrence, and produced by Nina Jacobson’s Color Force in tandem with producer Jon Kilik. The novel on which the film is based is the second in a trilogy that has sold more than 50 million books in print and digital in the U.S. alone.

Lionsgate will release THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE on November 22, 2013.

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It’s official – Doctor Who on September 1st in UK AND US

by on Aug.22, 2012, under Television

Just as it was looking like the debut of the seventh series of Doctor Who wouldn’t be seen until at least the weekend of September 8th, the BBC has finally confirmed that “Asylum of the Daleks” will debut on Saturday, September 1st on BBC One. And as an added bonus, a series of 5 mini-webisodes will start online on August 27th called “Pond Life”, and as the name implies it will get u caught up with the Ponds since the end of the last series. Look for it on the official site.

Still no word, however, from BBC America as to when it will air. The hope is that they will keep in sync with same-day broadcast, but currently they show a Series 6 marathon followed by the two-hour “The Doctor, The Widow and the Wardrobe” at 8pm ET. No reason that couldn’t change, however… 🙂

UPDATE: BBC America DID confirm a short time ago that they will indeed air it the same day, at 9:00 ET! And SPACE just tweeted the same day and time in Canada…

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