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Murphy

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  1. Love the idea of a gothic western (still gutted Deadwood was canceled in it's prime), but seriously, that's one hell of a title to try market (remember how few people went to see The Shawshank Redemption because of the title, despite the fact that it's one of the best movies ever!

     

    Besides, is it just me or does the title sound more like the name of a 1970's kung fu movie?

  2. Really excited about The Walking Dead (even if they do stray from the source material a little). The fact that it's already been green-lit for a second season gives me a lot of faith in this. Will be interesting to see Andrew (Egg) Lincoln as Rick, not an obvious choice, so it should be interesting (assuming he can pull off an American accent).

    Doubt they'd be able to get Tom to play the Govenor, that would be a big commitment in terms of time (probably most of Season 2) which would be hard to juggle.

  3. I love that they had the balls to just cast a bunch of unknowns (and not the typical Beveryly Hills 90210 looking 'unknowns' either) and locals instead of shipping in a bunch of americans with bad south african accents (no offence to my american cousins, but very few american actors can do a foreign accent well... notable exceptions include TJ, his was great in Stander).

  4. Brillaint!

    "A former NYC cabbie and test driver for Lamborghini" .... Yeah, because Italian super car manufacturers always scout out NYC cabbies, rather than professional race drivers.

    Michael Schumacher? Lewis Hamilton? F*ck that, Lambroghini go for Travis Bickle every time! After all, when you want to test a supercar, you obviously go for the driver who spends most of his working day stuck in traffic :P

     

  5. I don't know how many people were jonesing for another Indy after the blight on my memories that was the Crystal Crud, but it looks like another one has been rolled into production for better or worse (well, could it be worse than Indy 4?)

    http://www.empireonline.com/news/story.asp?NID=25095

     

    Worrying that Shia Lebeouf is involved, personally I thought his character was a bit rubbish (ah, if only they have gone with the original idea of Natalie Portman as Indy's daughter, it could have been so much better)

  6. Anything that gets David Twohy working, I'll check out.

     

    I used to think so... then I watched Below and it kind of sucked (except that part with the Sting Ray, that was freakin awesome).

    Still, I've got enough good will towards the guy, so I'd still probably check out whatever he makes.

    The cast for his next movie is pretty good actually, Timothy Olyphant, (the legend) Steve Zahn & Milla Jovoich. Sweet.

  7. Dang! Kick-ass trailer (even if I think they did give too much away). My high expetations for this movie just went into orbit.

    I really wish I was going into this movie knowing nothing about it now :-(

    That poster is so ending up in my house.

  8. Amy - You might want to check this site out, TVCatchUp - It's a free and legal way to watch UK TV online - I just don't know if it works outside the UK (I know the BBC iPlayer is locked down to UK IP addresses only).

     

    That's such a shame about BBC America (which strangely shows many non BBC shows). BBC in the UK is mostly great (especially for a publicly funded broadcaster). Lots of quality programming, covers many niche programming and best of all, no commericials... ever.... but yeah, some reality crap finds it's way on there too sometimes.

     

    The pilot of Being Human is on YouTube, but they made loads of changes (most of the cast, tone) before they shot the show, so it's not really a fair representation.

    For the proper first episode, try here: And if you like it, do it and yourself justice and go buy it on DVD (from the BBC, or from Amazon UK - both Region 2, sorry)

     

    If anyone does track down Being Human and likes it, another TV show they might want to try hunt down; Ultraviolet (not to be confused with the supposedly horrible Milla Jovoich movie). It's about Govt. vampire hunters in London, but handled seriously. It's over 10 years old now, but holds up pretty well. Jack Davenport (Pirates of the Carribean) and Idris Elba (The Wire) are in it.

  9. I know that most people here are stateside and might have a bit of trouble getting their hands on this, but if you get the chance try watch a BBC series called 'Being Human'

     

    It's a drama/comedy/horror (in that order) about a vampire, a werewolf and a ghost who share a house together.

    It's only 6 episodes (another series has been commissioned as the first one was so well received), but each of them is an hour long (BBC don't have commerials).

     

    Wikipedia Summary

    Being Human is a British television supernatural drama-comedy series, broadcast on BBC Three. It stars Lenora Crichlow, Russell Tovey and Aidan Turner[1] as three apparent twenty-something characters sharing a house in Bristol, trying to live a normal social life, despite being a ghost, a werewolf and a vampire. It is one of the most popular shows on BBC’s iPlayer and the creator Toby Whithouse has said he is thrilled that the BBC has decided to commission a second series.

     

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Being_Human_(TV_series)

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