NBC casts Bridget Regan for “The Frontier”

Source: TV Line

“Legend of the Seeker” alum, Bridget Regan, has been cast in a new NBC pilot titled “The Frontier”. Here’s a description via TV Line:

The drama is described as an intense tale of survival in which a group of disparate travelers in the early 1800s embark on an incredible cross-country adventure through the west where danger stalks them at every turn.

Also joining the cast are Ethan Embry (“Sweet Home Alabama”) and Jake McLaughlin (“Crash” – TV Series).

Could this period drama strike gold? Are you going to tune in? Share your thoughts in the Comments section below!

Did you hear that former “Legend of the Seeker” co-star, Craig Horner, is attached to a new pilot on The CW? Read about it here!

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“Seeker” star returns to The CW as Joey Dakota

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Source: TV Line

Craig Horner (“Legend of the Seeker”) is headed back to The CW in a new pilot.  According to TV Line, Horner will be playing Joey Dakota, a rock star who died too young in the 1990’s.  While filming a documentary about the rock star, a young female filmmaker (Amber Stevens, “Greek”) travels back in time and after a turn of events tries to prevent his death from happening.  Scott Wolf (“Party of Five”) is also attached to the project as well.

The series sounds a bit like a cross between “Somewhere in Time” and “Back to the Future Part III”.

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In other news…former “Legend of the Seeker” co-star, Bridget Regan, was cast in a new NBC pilot. Read about it here!

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Spring Movie Season: March 2012

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How time does fly! It’s already the Spring Movie Season. Certainly there are films this month that are potential movie blockbusters. Films such as “The Matrix” and Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland” brought record box office numbers recorded for the month of March. A lot of hype is behind some of the films being released this month…curious to see if they live up to the hype or if they fall short. Opening the month is Dr. Seuss’ “The Lorax”, which features the voice talents of Zac Efron, Taylor Swift, and Danny DeVito. Eddie Murphy becomes a silent film star in “A Thousand Words”. Murphy’s character has to keep quiet or face the consequences.

Disney presents “John Carter”, which looks like Gladiator meets Planet of the Apes on the planet Mars. There have been pretty good reviews on the film so it may be worth checking out. Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill star in “21 Jump Street”, which is an adaptation of the popular late 80’s to early 90’s TV series, which starred Johnny Depp.

Toward the end of the month, the sequel to Clash of the Titans, titled “Wrath of the Titans” is released. Most of cast including Sam Worthington and Liam Neeson return as well as some new cast members. Julia Roberts stars as the evil queen in “Mirror Mirror”, which is one of films this year that is based on Snow White. This summer, Snow White and the Huntsman, promises to be a twist on the classic fairytale.

My spotlight picks of the month are the much anticipated screen adaptation of “The Hunger Games” and from the Academy Award winning writer of Slumdog Millionaire, “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen”, starring Ewan McGregor (“Moulin Rouge!”) and Emily Blunt (“The Young Victoria”). Both films look intriguing in their own ways.

Well that’s my March overview, click on the link below to check out the rest of the movies coming out this month and check back next month for more Spring Movie Season picks and if you’ve seen any of the films from this month…leave some feedback/suggestions in the Comments section on what to see.

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Dancing with the Stars – Season 14 Cast Revealed

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The Season 14 cast was revealed on “Good Morning America” on February 28, 2012. This year there are 12 celebrity/dance pro pairs with the usual range of athletes, singers, and TV stars/hosts. “Dancing with the Stars” returns for Season 14 on Monday, March 19, 2012 with a two-hour season premiere. Who are you rooting for?

Here are the celebrities and their dance partners:
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84th Academy Award Round-up and Winners

The 84th Academy Award Nominations were held on February 26, 2012. Billy Crystal served as host marking this his 9th time.  Crystal as always had a funny movie/song opening and his opening monologue was quite funny and he kept the award show moving.  As far as the awards, I found it quite coincidental that the jokes made were almost hinting who was going to win.  That or it was just a huge writing coincidence.  As far as the awards, there were some surprises and some well deserved wins.

**SPOILERS AHEAD**
and…the “Best Picture” goes to…
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Winter Movie Season: February 2012

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February the month of St. Valentine, President’s Day, and it’s also Black History Month. This month is a mix of movies. Some sequels, thrillers, and movies returning to theaters in 3D. The weekend before Valentine’s day is when a lot of big movies are being released. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson along with Josh Hutcherson (“The Hunger Games”) stars in the sequel to Journey to the Center of the Earth, titled, “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island”. Academy Award winner, Denzel Washington, plays a fugitive in “Safe House”, and it’s up to Ryan Reynolds (“The Green Lantern”) to reel him in. “Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace” returns to theaters in 3D starring Academy Award winner Natalie Portman (“The Black Swan”), Ewan McGregor (“Moulin Rouge”) as a young Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Liam Neeson (“Taken”) as Qui-Gon Jinn. Channing Tatum and Rachel McAdams star in “The Vow”, based on true events. The film’s storyline is reminiscent of Nicholas Sparks’s “The Notebook”. What kind of ending will it have? Sad, happy, or bittersweet?

Nicolas Cage returns as Johnny Blaze in the movie sequel, “Ghost Rider Spirit of Vengeance”, which could be entertaining or a big flop. Amanda Seyfried stars in the psychological thriller, “Gone”, where a serial killer whom kidnapped her two years prior returns and kidnaps her sister.

My spotlight pick of the month is “This Means War” starring Chris Pine (“Star Trek”), Tom Hardy (“Inception”), and Academy Award winner, Reese Witherspoon. It’s spy vs. spy vying for the attention of one woman. It looks like it could be funny and entertaining. How far will one go in order to win someone’s heart, or will neither win? Time to pick your teams.

Well that’s my February overview, click on the link below to check out the rest of the movies coming out this month and check back next month for more Winter Movie Season picks and if you’ve seen any of the films from this month…leave some feedback/suggestions in the Comments section on what to see.

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“The Cold Light of Day” – Trailer

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Check out the trailer for “The Cold Light of Day” starring Henry Cavill (“Immortals”), Bruce Willis (“Die Hard”), and Sigourney Weaver (“Alien”).

Here’s a synopsis via IMDB.com:
A young American uncovers a conspiracy during his attempt to save his family, who were kidnapped while on vacation in Spain.

“The Cold Light of Day” is expected to be in theaters on April 6, 2012.

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More details on The CW’s “Arrow”

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UPDATE 2/9/12: Stephen Amell has landed the lead in “Arrow”. Read more on TV Guide.

The CW network announced that they had three pilots in the works, one of which includes “Arrow”, which will explore the DC Comics’ character Green Arrow aka Oliver Queen. This is not the first emergence of Green Arrow on the network. Green Arrow/Oliver Queen was a regular character seen on “Smallville” and was played by Justin Hartley. However, it appears Hartley will not be affiliated with the show.

On the flip side, more details have emerged on which characters they’re planning to cast for the new show. One of the characters of note is Dinah “Laurel” Lance aka Black Canary. In the comics, Green Arrow and Black Canary are an item whereas in “Smallville”, Oliver Queen/Green Arrow ends up with Chloe Sullivan which was a character made up for the show [Smallville] when it first began in 2001. Seems the new series, “Arrow”, will stay closer to the comics.

Click the link below to see which characters they are casting. Got ideas on who should play what? Share them in the Comments section!
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84th Academy Award Nominations

The 84th Academy Award Nominations were announced on January 24, 2012. This year there are nine Best Picture nominees. “The Ides of March”, which was co-written and directed by George Clooney was noticeably missing from the Best Picture category but was nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay. Otherwise most of the nominees are very similar to this year’s Golden Globes and Critics’ Choice nominees. Kudos to the Academy for giving a Best Actress in a Supporting Role nod to Melissa McCarthy for her role in “Bridesmaids”. McCarthy was previously snubbed of a Golden Globe nomination, so it is nice to see that she got an Oscar nomination for a role which many thought would garner one.

The 84th Annual Academy Awards will air on February 26, 2012, with host Billy Crystal making this his 9th time as MC-ing the event.

Here are some nomination highlights:

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“The Artist” Thomas Langmann, Producer
“The Descendants” Jim Burke, Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor, Producers
“Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close” Scott Rudin, Producer
“The Help” Brunson Green, Chris Columbus and Michael Barnathan, Producers
“Hugo” Graham King and Martin Scorsese, Producers
“Midnight in Paris” Letty Aronson and Stephen Tenenbaum, Producers
“Moneyball” Michael De Luca, Rachael Horovitz and Brad Pitt, Producers
“The Tree of Life” Nominees to be determined
“War Horse” Steven Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy, Producers
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“The Hunger Games” New Theatrical Poster!

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"The Hunger Games" Final Poster via The Huffington Post

Check out the final poster for the book to screen adaptation for “The Hunger Games”! “The Hunger Games” is due out in theaters on March 23, 2012. Watch the teaser and/or theatrical trailers right here!

Want to know more about the books in the series? Read my overview of the trilogy right here!

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