April 2, 2012 |
BBC America has set an Aug. 19 premiere date for its first original drama series, "Copper. " The 10-episode season was created by Tom Fontana ("Oz," "Homicide: Life on the Streets," "St. Elsewhere") and Will Rokos ("Monster's Ball," "Southland"). Barry Levinson ("Good Morning Vietnam," "Rain Man"), Cineflix Media Co-CEO Glen Salzman, Cineflix Studios President Christina Wayne (executive in charge of "Mad Men"), Fontana and Rokos serves executive producers. The network Monday also announced that Tanya Fischer has joined the cast as hooker Molly Stuart.
June 7, 2012 |
BBC America has given us a first look at its upcoming drama "Copper. " The teaser shows the series' main protagonist, Det. Kevin Corcoran (Tom Weston-Jones) shooting someone, pummeling a prisoner with brass knuckles, sitting in bed with what appears to be a hooker, and getting reprimanded by his boss. Obviously this copper ain't no saint. But Corcoran, an Irish-American cop working the mean streets of New York City's Five Points neighborhood in 1864, has an ax to grind: He's searching for the baddies who kidnapped his wife and killed his...
October 25, 2012 |
* (out of four) Hokum of monumental proportions is still hokum. Watch the 6-minute “Cloud Atlas” trailer about 30 times and you'll have an idea of what it's like to sit through this epic disaster, which never bores but never rewards attention either. Pacing the nearly three-hour film as if it were a teaser for itself, Chicago-native writers/directors Andy and Lana Wachowski (“The Matrix”) and German filmmaker Tom Tykwer (“Run Lola Run”) don't deliver a single powerful sequence or profound moment.
May 3, 2013 |
It didn't take a brain surgeon to figure out that BBC America would pick up "Orphan Black" for a second season. But on the heels of this week's good news for the clone conspiracy thriller, we've got to talk about the brainiest of the clones--Cosima. In the upcoming episode "Variations Under Domestication," the evo-devo student played by Tatiana Maslany (as all the clones are) gets closer to fellow University of Minnesota student Delphine (Evelyne Brochu). They met cute in last week's "Conditions of Existence," and the flirting heats...
May 15, 2013 |
As Jenny on FX's “The League,” Katie Aselton frequently engages in the foul-mouthed, trash-talking fantasy football obsession more commonly associated with the other, hairier half of humanity. In “Black Rock,” her second film as both star and director, the 34-year-old Aselton (“The Freebie”) also puts a female face on a traditionally male story. The thriller, opening Friday, is a genre piece about survival in the woods - but doesn't feature a bunch of buff dudes and their bubbly girlfriends.