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    TV/Movie General Discussion

    Saw that the original TV Show thread sucked, so I decided to make a better thread so that we can discuss whatever we want regarding TV and movies (or entertainment for that matter), especially news articles, rumors, etc. that really don't apply to a specific thread in the section.

    With that in mind, for those interested here are a couple of items that may be of interest to some of you guys:

    1. Here are some "Fall Guides" to help you find information on which, when, and where shows will air:
    http://www.tv.com/fall-guide/?tag=to...om_clk=topslot
    http://www.tvguide.com/special/fall-...8/default.aspx


    2. Hulu.com is apparently going to premiere some of the NBC shows online before their air dates. This includes Knight Rider, Life, and Chuck among others. Life and Chuck, for example, will be going online 1 week earlier than its air date.
    http://www.tv.com/story/11587.html?o...dlines;title;2

    3. Don LaFontaine, "The Voice of God", passed away the other day. You might know him as one of those famous voices that appears in many movie trailers, usually known for his "In a world.." bit:
    http://www.donlafontaine.com/DLF2007/Intro.html
    http://www.cnn.com/2008/SHOWBIZ/Movi...ine/index.html

    Here are some YouTube clips:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awlqbcJZd38
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QPMvj_xejg
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJMGS7l0wT8

    4. Entourage and True Blood start this Sunday, while Terminator starts on Monday.

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    A couple of things:

    1. The creator of Arrested Development is creating a new series for CBS about "a family that cares a little too much about one another". If done properly, this could be hilarious. AD already showed some elements of this nature.
    Also, Rene Echevaria (The 4400) and Greg Berlanti (Eli Stone) are creating a show for ABC about aliens called "The Return".
    http://www.tv.com/story/11596.html?o...dlines;title;4

    2. NBC is crapping on Scrub's finale over at ABC by preventing Masi Oka (Heroes) and Sarah Lancaster (Chuck) from being guest stars, just to screw the series over.
    http://www.tv.com/story/11602.html?o...dlines;title;0

    3. Apperently there are still plans for two Chronicles of Riddick sequels. Big fan of the character, so hopefully they'll do something:
    http://moviesblog.mtv.com/2008/08/25...ddick-sequels/

    4. Plans for a Ghost Rider sequel?
    http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=48467

    5. Yesterday's Terminator episode was amazing, go watch it. Go try out True Blood over at HBO too.

    6. On tonight:
    Fringe (premiere) - FOX
    The Shield - FX
    Eureka - Sci-Fi
    The Cleaner - A&E

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    1. The 60th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards were on last night, here are the winners and nominees for those interested:
    http://www.variety.com/awardcentral_...117992584.html

    Notables were: Alec Baldwin & Tina Fey (Best in Comedy), 30 Rock (Best Comedy), Glenn Close (Best in Drama), Jeremy Piven (Supporting in Comedy). Can't believe they didn't give the Emmy to Hugh Laurie for Best Actor in a Drama, and I also thought Michael Emerson (LOST) deserved the Supporting Actor in a Drama award. Also, Mad Men as the Best Drama Series? Beating out the likes of LOST, House, Damages, Dexter, and Boston Legal... are they nuts?

    2. Another X-Files- like show has been picked up by Sci-Fi called Warehouse 13, though this seems to be of a more comedic nature (Dramedy):
    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/...f9a94dfef0df71

    3. First clip of Saw V:
    http://www.saw5.com/site/index.html

    4. Notable TV season/series premieres this week:
    • Heroes: season 3
    • The Big Bang Theory: season 2
    • How I Met Your Mother: season 4
    • Two and a Half Men: season 6
    • Worst Week: season 1
    • Boston Legal: season 5
    • NCIS: season 6
    • The Mentalist: season 1
    • Knight Rider: season 1
    • Criminal Minds: season 4
    • My Name is Earl: season 4
    • Grey's Anatomy: season 5
    • The Office (US): season 5
    • Desperate Housewives: season 5
    • Dexter: season 3
    • The Unit: season 4
    • Californication: season 2

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    Quote Originally Posted by Munsu
    The Mentalist: season 1
    I watched this show and I must say I was expecting alot from it and I wasn't disappointed at all. In fact I haven't been so impressed with the premiere of a show since House or Supernatural. This show is definitely a must watch and from me that is saying alot. I recommend everyone at least check it out. I still can't believe how much I like this show and I've only seen one episode. It reminds me of Life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Abdula
    I watched this show and I must say I was expecting alot from it and I wasn't disappointed at all. In fact I haven't been so impressed with the premiere of a show since House or Supernatural. This show is definitely a must watch and from me that is saying alot. I recommend everyone at least check it out. I still can't believe how much I like this show and I've only seen one episode. It reminds me of Life.
    I have to agree. I watched the pre-air a couple of months ago and it was awesome. If you like these type of procedural shows, a new one coming up that might be good too is Eleventh Hour. It starts on October with CSI.

    From the ones I mentioned above, I also watched Worst Week... not sure where it's heading, but it had quite a few very funny moments.

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    Let's see, some things of interest:

    My Own Worst Enemy gets cancelled

    LOST will premiere on January 21:
    http://www.thrfeed.com/2008/11/abc-sets-lost-p.html

    Terminator will move to Fridays starting February, airing before the new Joss Wheddon show Dollhouse.

    The Game of Thrones novel series is going to be adapted by HBO; it's a very popular series by George R.R. Martin. I really wish HBO would've done the Sword of Truth series instead of ABC:
    http://www.variety.com/article/VR111...goryid=14&cs=1

    Fox cancells MADtv:
    http://www.tvguide.com/News/Fox-Canc...Dtv-66933.aspx

    CW was developing a series about the youth of Robin (before he met Batman and all that shit) called The Greysons. That's no longer being planned:
    http://www.variety.com/article/VR111...goryid=14&cs=1

    A New Karate Kid starring Will Smith's son? Smells like a bad idea to me:
    http://www.variety.com/article/VR111...goryid=13&cs=1

    There were plans to make Lethal Weapon 5, but apparently Mel Gibson doesn't want to do that now. Hopefully something will be done in the future:
    http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=50318

    Some Captain America news, which should come out in 2011... it's going to be directed by Joe Johnston:
    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/...37829f7fff5112

    Will Smith and Steven Spielberg planning on remaking Oldboy (there's a manga and a live-action movie):
    http://www.variety.com/article/VR111...goryid=13&cs=1

    And here's the most important thing to remember... 24 returns with the Redemption movie on Sunday November 23. Don't miss it:
    http://www.fox.com/24/redemption/
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    Ewww....remake Oldboy? W.T.F. Spielberg, the movie isn't even that old, only 2003.

    Come up with your own ideas instead of continually butchering movies that have already been done better before you, and without you.

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    I have no problem with Oldboy being made myself. I think they can make a cool movie out of it.

    By the way, any of you guys here watch NCIS or Boston Legal?

    Anyways:

    Looks like Pushing Daisies and Dirty Sexy Money got cancelled. Nothing official yet, but that's the way it looks at the moment. Shame because both were fairly fun shows.

    Monk will air what will be its final season this summer. It will be season 8:
    http://www.tvguide.com/News/Monk-fin...041.aspx?imw=Y

    Eddie Izzard is planning a movie for his cancelled The Riches:
    http://www.tv.com/story/11922.html?t...rt&om_clk=news

    A Prison Break creator and a West Wing executive producer are planning a new show for FX, that will be about a second American Revolution... tentatively called AR2. Considering it'll be in FX, it's probably worth to keep an eye out for it:
    http://www.tv.com/story/11919.html?t...rt&om_clk=news

    Official Star Trek trailer:
    http://www.startrekmovie.com/
    I've never been a fan of Star Trek, but this looks pretty good in my opinion.

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    I must agree with Ryllharu. Oldboy is one of the best Korea movies (if not THE best) i have seen. It was a masterpiece. And just because spielberg and Will Smith is involved doesn't give me hopes that this will be as great or even better. They should have putted their focus on something different. But i guess even if it don't meet the expectations of the original it could still be watchable. And it's not like the original is going anywhere. And i do love Will Smith.

    I loved DSM. Can't believe it's getting canceled. It had so much going for the story. So many different party's that they could keep the drama going forever.

    Star Trek looks awesome. But it's about the first star trek crew. I never liked that one. Only thing that intrigued me about that show was Spock. But i guess with this newer version of everything, and Sylar from Heroes playing Spock it could be awesome. I actually never liked William Shattner because of Star Trek and TJ hooker. It was not until Boston Legal that he redeemed himself in my eyes and he now plays one of the most beloved character to ever enter the TV screen.

    And what did you want to say about Boston Legal? I hope it's not any bad news because then i'm gonna have to kill someone.

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    Well, it also looks like Eli Stone will be cancelled if rumored reports are true.

    Well, I was just asking because I watch those two shows (NCIS and Boston Legal), so I was simply wondering if anyone else here did. As for bad news? Well, it's been known for a while (maybe not you), but this will be Boston Legal's final season. In fact, from the looks of it, it'll only have a couple more episodes. Maybe about 8.

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    Star Trek Movie looks prety cool, but it needs a thread so I can let out my Trekkie frustrations about the Enterprise apparently being constructed completely on Earth. Anyway other than that and the odd presence of what appeared to be gas powered vehicles in a time where humanity has invented engines powerful enough to push a 190,000,000 kg hunk of metal through space at around .5c I am extremely excited by what I've seen of this movie. It's Star Trek so some camp is pretty much a given, but it looks slick and the characters seemed fresh but still reminiscent of the ones they are trying to replace.

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    I wouldn't be so concerned about the gas powered vehicles. It was just the car young Kirk was driving, and we all know from the past series and films how much Kirk (and Picard too for that matter) like antiques from the 19th-21st centuries.

    Also, we build carriers and submarines on dry land, with all the support structure holding the Enterprise up, it's not so far-fetched to believe they could build the majority of the superstructure on land (where it is cheaper and easier, same reason we do it) and then do the rest of the fitting up in a space dock.

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    A two articles that may be of interest:

    Michael Cera finally agreed to join the Arrested Development movie.
    http://www.eonline.com/uberblog/watc..._arrested.html

    The CW renews quite a few shows for next season, including Supernatural and Smallville:
    http://tvbythenumbers.com/2009/02/24...x-series/13407

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    Couldn't find a My Name Is Earl thread to post this in so ill just use this one.

    Earl is Officially cancelled
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    DiCaprio set for Gibson's Viking drama

    Mel Gibson will direct and Leonardo DiCaprio will star in an untitled period drama about Viking culture.
    Really? DiCaprio to star as a Viking? Fuck that shit.

    "This will be an awe-inspiring story, created with some of the industry’s finest cinematic talent"
    Mel has some seriously awesome movies so i can understand how he fits into that category.

    DiCaprio...not so much.
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    The fuck you talking about? DiCaprio is an amazing actor.

    <@Terra> he told me this, "man actually meeting terra is so fucking big", and he started crying. Then he bought me hot dogs

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    Since the moment i first saw him i have disliked him.

    People have different opinions and tastes so theres bound to be those that like him, and thats a good thing for them because then they can enjoy the movies he is in more than i can. ^_^

    Also, out of all the people i know, i can probably count the ones that like him on one hand.

    Not sure why.. i guess he's one of those guys people tend to either really like or really dislike.
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    I think his "hate" image was spawned from his role in Titanic, I admit too hating his guts.
    But I have to say, his last few movies have been nothing but awesome.
    Give him a chance.
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    There's two movies with him in that i find pretty good, 'Catch me if you can' and 'Gangs of New York'

    I still think both could have been better if someone else was cast instead.

    But i'll wait and see how this plays out, it's just that...him.. as a VIKING?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Penner
    But i'll wait and see how this plays out, it's just that...him.. as a VIKING?
    Because Vikings weren't blond haired and blue eyed?

    This isn't an all white cast being chosen to play eskimos, like in The Last Airbender. He's not playing an African king. DiCaprio looks Scandinavian and is a great actor.

    Aside from the fact that young girls liked him in Titanic, is there any reason to dislike him? Have you seen The Departed?

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