December 03, 2016

Alice Drummond passes at 88

I don't post many obits on here. Most get a lot of social media attention and I feel like I'm late to the gate in posting them here. This one caught me though, because she's not that big a name and yet she's someone that a lot of us will recognize.

I'm sure the name Alice Drummond, wouldn't ring any bells, but when you see her face in context to her work.

Her screen credits go back to 1967's Dark Shadows where she played Nurse Jackson, then she the frightened librarian at the beginning of the 1984 Ghostbusters. Ten years later she played Mrs. Finkle in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. She's had lots of other rolls too even as recent as the 2008 Doubt.

She spent a lot of time on broadway too, with plays like Lysistrata (1959) The Chinese and Dr. Fish (1970, Tony Nomination), Boy Meets Girl (1976) and You Can't Take It With You (1984).

According to The Hollywood Reporter her death was caused by complications from a fall she suffered two months prior.


November 23, 2016

Attraction



Sony Pictures has released the trailer for Attraction, a Russian film dealing with alien invasion.

Sony Pictures is releasing the film in Russia on January 26, 2017.

September 05, 2016

Fall TV 2016


What a lackluster year for genre television. Last year we had twenty series and three new shows, compared to this year with just two new shows out of sixteen. Six of the genre shows are on Monday night and seven of them are on The CW network.

Both the new series are timetravel related, which I reviewed in my last article, along with two other shows slated for January.

Supergirl moves to The CW from sister network CBS and sets up a nice series of DC Comics shows Monday to Thursday. The comic-book based Riverdale should appear in January.

Last year NBC had the return of Heroes, with Grimm and this year it's the new series Timeless. I hope the 10pm slot will be good for it. Emerald City is due Fridays in January, and a DC Comics based series called Powerless.

CBS adds the ultimate gadget man series, MacGyver. This borders the genre TV catagory, but I thought I'd give it a pass, this year.

Fox has nothing new this year. At least they have two series. In January they premier one of the other time-travel shows.

ABC owned by Disney, you'd think there'd be more than a Marvel series and an all encompassing fairy tale show. The fourth time-travel series is set for Sundays in January, as well a take on the story of the Capulets and Montagues of Romeo and Juliet fame, Still Star-Crossed.



MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySunday
The CWSupergirl
Oct 10




The Flash
Oct 4




Arrow
Oct 5
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Frequency ^
Oct 5

Legends of
Tomorrow
Oct 13
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Supernatural
Oct 13
Vampire Diaries
Oct 21





NBCTimeless ^
Oct 3

Grimm
Oct 14
CBSBig Bang Theory
Sept 19
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Scorpion
Oct 3
MacGyver ^
Sept 23
FOXLucifer
Sept 19
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Gotham
Sept 19
ABCS.H.I.E.L.D.
Sept 20
Once Upon
A Time
Sept 25


August 23, 2016

Time Travels

This TV season seems to have the theme of time travel. Back in May all of the networks presented their line-ups for the 2016/2017 TV season and like every year I'll go into detail on the new line-up in the next week, but the constant of time travel caught me eye and I want to touch on that right now.


ABC will introduce Time After Time in January (mid-season) while this one is named after a film, its story seems to differ.



FOX takes to a comedy Making History. Also set to air in January from the guys behind the LEGO Movie and the upcoming Star Wars: Han Solo movie comes a different look at american history.



NBC has Timeless, airing Mondays at 10pm. A time-portal series that obviously takes a more realistic approach to the phenomenon of temporal hopping.



The CW has Frequency, based on the 2000 Dennis Quaid film. Airing Wednesday at 9pm after Arrow. The network already has DC's Legends of Tomorrow as a time traveling series.



The only network missing from this list is CBS. The question is which ones are you interested in watching?

Akira