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Lionsgate, Saban partner to bring Power Rangers franchise to the big screen

by on May.07, 2014, under Movies

Saban Brands wants to take it’s 20-year-old Power Rangers franchise to the next level – as a series of feature films – and Lionsgate is going to help them do it.

The companies announced today they are teaming up to produce a feature film based on the long running and still popular martial arts/robots vs. alien monster (and often cheesy) franchise, with the hopes of many more.

This would not be the first feature film, though – there were two previous features. Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie was released in 1995 midway through the original series’ run when it seemed the initial fascination of American face actors intercut with Japanese action footage from Super Sentai started to wane. Then in 1997, Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie kicked off the third series, Power Rangers Turbo. In total, 17 different series were produced along with the two movies in 20 years.

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Continuum preview: “Wasted Minutes”

by on May.07, 2014, under Television

On Friday’s Continuum, struggling and infected, Kiera is in a grave state hoping for an antidote! Check out this sneak peek at “Wasted Minutes”, and tune in at 10/9c on Syfy!
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HotShot Trailer: Star Wars Rebels full trailer

by on May.05, 2014, under Television

Here is the first full official trailer for the upcoming Star Wars Rebels – stylistically the same as The Clone Wars but fast forwarded a few years to a more familiar time to those who love the original trilogy.

A debut date for the series has not yet been announced, but a prequel book, Star Wars: A New Dawn, debuts September 2nd, 2014, and sets the stage for the time between Episodes III and VI.

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Microsoft and Spielberg’s Halo series might land on cable first

by on May.05, 2014, under Television

With the expansion of Digital Media distribution as a source for first-run series led by Netflix, Microsoft envisioned their new XBox One not only as a gaming platform, but a content platform as well – and a series based on their extremely successful Halo franchise led by Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment seemed like it would be the flagship to lead their banner into the battle…but now it seems that there has been a shift.

Variety is reporting that Xbox Studios, who has been working with Amblin for over a year on the series and is closing in on signing on someone to run the show, is close to a deal with premium cable network Showtime to air the show first, with each episode to debut on XBox shortly after. Some form of interactive component would be added to the XBox version, but there are no details on it…probably not something to the level of Defiance, necessarily.

The show itself has not yet been picked up for production, nor has it been determined if it will be straight-to-series or at least have a traditional pilot first.

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Metal Hurlant Chronicles preview: “Loyal Khondor” and “Second Son”

by on May.04, 2014, under Television

On Monday’s new Metal Hurlant Chronicles on Syfy, first a King realizes he is responsible for the troubles his subjects and daughter face. Then watch out…this isn’t Wall-E…

Check out these previews for “Loyal Khondor” and “Second Son”, and tune in Monday at 10/9c
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Doctor Who‘s Matt Smith joins Terminator reboot trilogy

by on May.02, 2014, under Movies

It appears that Matt Smith can’t get enough of time travel stories…but this time he may be facing a really mean looking robot…

Paramount announced today that the actor, best known for being the 11th incarnation of the Doctor (well, depending how you count, but we’ve been through that before – let’s just use classic numbering), will join the Terminator franchise reboot, which is expected to be a new trilogy of movies and will once again feature Arnold Schwarzenegger. Reportedly Smith’s role will be major, expanding in the second and third movies. From the press release:

HOLLYWOOD, CA (May 2, 2014) – Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions announced today that “Doctor Who” star Matt Smith will join the cast of the upcoming “TERMINATOR” reboot.

Smith will play a new character with a strong connection to John Connor, alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Clarke, Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney, J.K. Simmons, Dayo Okeniyi and Byung Hun Lee.

Alan Taylor is directing the film from a screenplay by Laeta Kalogridis and Patrick Lussier. David Ellison and Dana Goldberg of Skydance Productions are producing. Skydance’s Paul Schwake, Annapurna Pictures’ Megan Ellison, Kalogridis and Lussier are executive producing.

Smith is best known for playing The Doctor on the popular “Doctor Who” television series during the 2011-2103 seasons. His other television credits include “Christopher and His Kind,” “Moses Jones,” and “The Street.” He can be seen next on the big screen in “LOST RIVER,” directed by Ryan Gosling, alongside Christina Hendricks, Saoirse Ronan and Eva Mendes.

He is represented by United Talent Agency and Michael Duff at Troika.

The “TERMINATOR” franchise launched in 1984 with Schwarzenegger as the title character and spanned three subsequent films, which have earned more than $1 billion at the worldwide box office.

Paramount will distribute the film worldwide on July 1, 2015.

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Warehouse 13 preview: “Savage Seduction”

by on May.02, 2014, under Television

On the next Warehouse 13, Pete and Artie are sucked into the world of Telenovela…check out “Savage Seduction”, the episode that the cast couldn’t stop talking about…and then also check out the best lines from last week, and tune in Monday at 9/8c on Syfy!
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Star Wars: The Clone Wars garners four Daytime Emmy nods

by on May.01, 2014, under Television

Congrats to our friends at Lucasfilm and Star Wars: The Clone Wars! After it’s fifth and sort-of-final season (more episodes were completed and are available on Netflix), it received for nominations for the Daytime Emmy awards, which will be awarded on June 22nd.

The nominations are for: Outstanding Special Class Animated Program, Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing – Animation, Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Animation, and Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation. The latter is a juried award that has already been announced, with Christopher Voy winning for Color work on Clone Wars.

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