Not since Busta Rhymes challenged Michael Myers to a kung fu fight has one moment in a horror movie so signified that a beloved franchise had completely lost its mind. But unlike Halloween: Resurrection, which represents the desperate, pandering death rattle of the Halloween franchise, those four words spoken near the end of 2013’s Texas Chainsaw find the series embracing a lunacy it had left behind for 20 years and attempting to inject new blood into Tobe Hooper’s dynasty. Literally. [Spoilers for Texas Chainsaw follow.]
Though it made a boatload of money upon its January 2013 release (about two and a half times its $20 million budget), Texas Chainsaw—originally called Texas Chainsaw 3D, as it was the first in the series released in the 3D format—is the kind of widely reviled sequel that most horror fans mention in conversations about the worst modern franchise films, standing alongside Jason Goes to Hell
Creators David E. Kelley and Jonathan Shapiro’s latest excursion into the inner workings of a law firm and a discarded group of practicing underdogs builds to nothing more then a rehashed and conventional legal drama. From its antagonistic firm, an indomitable, monopolizing juggernaut, right down to our crass yet loveable antihero, a disgraced, alcoholic practitioner, Goliath cannot overcome familiarity to do its impressive and invested ensemble justice.
Former courtroom hotshot Billy McBride (Billy Bob Thornton) spends his days scrounging the bottom of a bottle, seeking the strength to settle his court-appointed cases and forget his many woes. Divorced, a bordering insomniac on account of his sleep apnea, and deadbeat dad, McBride swishes the sympathy trifecta. Going about his unfulfilling day, feeding a stray hound along the way to his local bar then stumbling his way in and out of court. The self-loathing
Ritter will play Joe Farley, a wry but savvy FBI special agent. “Goliath” will premiere on Amazon Prime Video on October 14, and stars Billy Bob Thornton and William Hurt, along with Olivia Thirlby, Maria Bello, Molly Parker, Nina Arianda and Tania Raymonde. The series is written by David E. Kelley and Jonathan Shapiro; executive produced by Kelley, Shapiro, Ross Fineman, Larry Trilling, and David Semel.
The drama centers around the ultimate David vs. Goliath battle fought in the 21st century American legal system. The series follows a down-and-out lawyer (Thornton) as he seeks redemption. His one shot depends on getting justice in a legal system where truth has become a commodity, and the scales of justice have never been more heavily weighed toward the rich and powerful.
Ritter can currently be seen as a recurring guest star on Comedy Central
Nazneen Contractor, who played Asa Dawn Patel in the backdoor pilot of the Chicago P.D. spinoff, has exited the series, per The Hollywood Reporter.
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Contractor won’t be without work for long, though. The actress has joined the upcoming CBS drama Ransom, from executive producer Frank Spotnitz (The X-Files).
The Windy City-set franchise has experienced its fair share of cast changes. The Walking Dead alumna Laurie Holden appeared in backdoor pilot for Chicago Med, but then
The actresses have been cast in Amazon’s forthcoming legal drama from David E. Kelley (The Practice), per The Hollywood Reporter.
The Trial follows Billy McBride (played by Billy Bob Thornton, Fargo), whose guilt over losing a murder case has driven him to become an alcoholic, which in turn has cost him his wife — Bello’s Julie, an attorney herself — and his job. Over the course of the series, which is heading toward a 10-episode, straight-to-series order, Billy brings a case against his former law partner ands starts to get his groove back.
One could easily lump Switched at Birth in among the ranks of the typical melodramatic soapy family dramas, wrought with teen angst, but to do so would be a mistake: Switched at Birth has much more inimitable qualities, placing it above the average-teen centered drama. It’s not only entertaining, but also compelling and thoughtful television. At the core of the series is the unique relationship between the two very different female leads who are both equally the protagonist of the series. Theirs is a relationship unlike any other on TV, as they have essentially been living each other’s life.
The series’ premise is that a girl, named Bay, discovers that when she was born, she was mistakenly given to an upper class family with the surname Kennish,
Rather than probe the twisted brain of Manson himself, Manson Girls will chronicle how eight young women in his brood came from diverse and even privileged backgrounds to become the most notorious female serial killers of the decade’s Love Generation. The pic will follow the girls’ pre-Manson teen years through their indoctrination into the Family and up to the bloody summer of 1969 when their violent “Helter Skelter” campaign that
Created by Eric Weinberg and Curtis Gwinn, concept by Spider One
Produced by Liquid Theory
Aired on MTV for 1 season (12 episodes) from August 29 – November 21, 2011
Bryan Callen as Capt. Frank Dashell
Charlie Sanders as Officer Joe Stubeck
Bryce Johnson as Officer Billy Pierce
Caity Lotz as Officer Kirsten Landry
Tania Raymonde as Carla Rinaldi
Texas Battle as Officer John “John-John” Johnson
Set one year after vampires, zombies and werewolves begin to appear in the San Fernando Valley area of California, leading to the creation of a new division of law enforcement to combat and regulate the new occupants, this series follows the daily patrol of the Utf (Undead Task Force) as they enforce the law against these larger than life supernatural citizens. The show is made up of a mix of genres, combining the mundane attitude of The Office with the slapstick police antics
The production company is currently in talks with an unidentified screenwriter for this project, which will actually be a sequel to Tobe Hooper's 1974 original classic The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and a prequel to last year's Texas Chainsaw 3D, which means that Dan Yeager and the rest of the Texas Chainsaw 3D cast will not be featured. That would also mean that Leatherface is also a teenager in the original? Which doesn't make sense, since he is clerly a forty-year-old man. Maybe this new prequel will provide flashbacks?
Mapother—who has recently popped up on shows including The Mentalist, Mad Men and Castle—will play Eric Porter, a likable, wealthy business owner who gets entangled in a painful and tense situation but offers his help to the authorities. His episode is slated to air sometime this fall.
Mapother represents the ninth (!) Lost alum to appear on Hawaii Five-0. The others (not The Others) are Daniel Dae Kim,
During Thursday's (Feb. 6) episode of "The Big Bang Theory," the series' early celebration of all things Valentine's, the gawky doc and his beleaguered girlfriend Amy (Mayim Bialik) took a remarkable step forward when he finally, finally kissed her.
Sure, it was at the tail end of a date aboard a restored classic train that Sheldon (Jim Parsons) epically ruined by ignoring Amy and bonding with a brain-damaged man obsessed with trains. And it came in the same episode where he referred to his long-suffering love as Princess Corncob, Fester and Gollum.
But it was a kiss! A real kiss. A long kiss. One that Sheldon initiated, however spitefully in the beginning, and seemed to genuinely enjoy. This is uncharted territory for a show that, seven season in, has been all about pushing its characters to the outer limits of their comfort zones.
The latest woman to come into Raj’s life will be played by Lost alum Tania Raymonde, according to TVLine. She’ll be guest starring,
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