By Ashley Bergner
Box Office Buzz
When I walked into the theater to see “Dark Shadows,” I wasn’t quite sure what to expect.
The film, which is directed by Tim Burton and stars Johnny Depp, is a remake of a 1960s gothic soap opera featuring vampires, werewolves, zombies and ghosts. The original show was serious in tone (think “Downton Abbey” with a touch of the supernatural), but the trailer for the film was more campy and silly (a fact that didn’t seem to sit too well with some fans of the TV series).
Somewhat surprisingly, the final film is actually a blend of the two styles, with some campy, “That ‘70s Show” type of humor, and also some moments of serious gothic drama. Continue reading
By Trent Moore, Source: Blastr.com
Ever since the BBC hit it out of the park with its awesome, modern-day reimagining of Sherlock, the classic detective has become a much hotter property on the small screen. The folks at CBS have been trying to get in on the action for a while now, and developed their own Holmes reimagining Elementary in the meantime. So did the U.S. edition of Sherlock Holmes make the schedule?
Why yes, it’s Elementary, my dear Watson: CBS has decided to pick up the modern-day detective series for a season order. The series stars Jonny Lee Miller (Eli Stone) as Sherlock, Lucy Liu as a lady-version of Watson, with Aidan Quinn (Prime Suspect) signed on in a recurring role. Continue reading
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Tagged aidan quinn, Blastr.com, CBS, Earth Station One, Elementry, entertainment, Fall TV 2012, Jonny Lee Miller, Lucy Liu, Sherlock Holmes, Steven Moffat
by Hannah Shaw-Williams, Source: Bleeding Cool
For purveyors of online video communities like Youtube and Blip, there’s often nothing more frustrating than having to sit through a 30 second ad just to watch a 2 minute video. So what if for every second of advert you have to watch, a second of the video you actually want to watch is edited away to make room?
Sound like a terrible idea? Not to PBS. US audiences who sat down eagerly last week to watch the imported second series of Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss’ Sherlock were disappointed to find that the 90 minute episode A Scandal In Belgravia had been cut down to 82 minutes in order to allow for the necessary “words from our sponsors”. Continue reading
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Tagged Adverts, Bleeding Cool, Earth Station One, PBS, Sherlock, Steven Moffat, TV Edit