Break on the TV Beat: Jimmy Kimmel Live, Colony, Marvel’s The Inhumans + More

142991_6276-900x600Jimmy Kimmel is teaming up with Bono and RED for a special episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live to raise money and awareness for the fight against AIDS. The episode airing Nov. 22 will feature Julia Roberts, Neil Patrick Harris, Channing Tatum, Kristin Bell, DJ Khaled, Halsey and the Killers.

USA Network has announced a Jan. 12 return for the second season of Colony. The series stars Josh Holloway and Sarah Wayne Callies and centers on a post alien invasion world in which their family is torn apart when their son is taken.

Marvel is adding to their TV universe, announcing that Marvel’s The Inhumans will arrive on ABC in 2017. In a unique rollout, the first two episodes of the series are expected to premiere in IMAX commercial theaters exclusively for two weeks at the beginning of September 2017 before jumping over to ABC where the series will air next fall. The series is being shot entirely with IMAX digital cameras. The initial comic centered on a race of superhumans with unique and diverse powers. The ABC series will focus on Black Bolt and the royal family.

Actor Tom Hardy (The Revenant, Inception, Mad Max: Fury Road) has created a new series titled Taboo that will debut Jan. 10 at 10PM ET / PT on FX, according to TV Line. In addition to being creator, Hardy will star in and executive produce the series. Set in the 1800s, the show centers on a world traveler who returns home to inherit what’s left of his father’s shipping empire with enemies lying in wait. Jonathan Pryce and Michael Kelly will co-star.

According to Deadline, AMC will co-produce an American version of BBC One’s drama series, McMafia. James Norton (Happy Valley, War & Peace) stars in the organized crime drama. Production has begun in London.

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A ‘Walk To Remember’ Fan Mandy Moore Will Never Forget

NUP_175597_0601.JPGMandy Moore has a great body work of very successful films and television shows.  She turned in very solid performances in films such as The Princess Diaries, Saved! And A Walk To Remember, and she also played herself in the HBO series Entourage. Moore delivers some of her finest work on This Is Us, the NBC series which isn’t afraid to tug at one’s heartstrings. .

With this great body of work and a successful musical career, fans will probably approach her with a varied amount of references. Moore told us it’s her role in the 2002 romantic drama A Walk To Remember that gets the biggest reaction. She told us she was surprised who loved the movie, and it even surprised us! (Click on the media bar below to hear Mandy Moore)

Don’t miss Mandy Moore starring in This Is Us Tuesday nights 9/8c on NBC.

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‘Bleed For This’ Casting Inspired By Miles Teller’s “Spectacular” Work

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Rhode Island boxing legend Vinny Pazienza’s inspiring and seemingly improbably story is front and center with director Ben Younger’s Bleed for This. Miles Teller who lost and gained weight to play Pazienza (the boxer moved up two weight classes during his career) accurately captures the man’s energetic flair (he now goes by Vinny Paz). More importantly, the “Pazmanian Devil’s” return to boxing after a devastating car accident showed the pugilist’s tougher than nails spirit.

The movie was actually cast before Teller’s star making performance in Whiplash, as Younger knew of Teller’s potential from the get go.

“I just loved him in The Spectacular Now,” said Younger. “Even his more, sort of mainstream commercial stuff you could see, even in Footloose there are moments that you go, ‘wait a moment, what was that?’ Combined with the fact that he’s not a pretty boy. He’s a good looking kid but not typically beautiful. I liked that. He could be a boxer.”

Click on the media bar to hear Younger talk about seeing the movie with Vinny Paz, who understandably got emotional during the film’s more intimate moments.




Bleed for This opens Friday, November 18.

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‘Shadow Heroes’ Brings Hybrid Experience For RTS Enthusiasts

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Real Strategy Game (RTS)  are an immersive experience which could leave gamers glued to the screen for hours on end, but the upcoming title Shadow Heroes: Vengeance in Flames is also promising an engaging pick up and play experience. It’s a pretty challenging task to appeal to gaming styles at opposite sides of the spectrum, and hopefully the folks at Allied games pull it off.

The strategy PC title has players competing in battles containing hundreds of units, as they utilize a variety of magic, weapons and tactics to vanquish their enemy. Each class has their distinct set of skills, and gamers will can unlock more items in the armory by using components that are earned in battle. The clashes take place in Hendrika, a fractured kingdom that’s no comprised of smaller nation. Ändras is a powerful race that was borne out of the magic based kingdom, and though some view these beings as demonic, others see them as simply part of the kingdom’s diversity.

The game will be released in an episodic format, and each of the five chapters will be available for $2.99 on Steam. Players who already own the title or purchase the Steam Early Access version will get the base game (which is Chapter 1) and forthcoming chapters without having to shell out more money.

The trailer features the top down, tactic based aesthetic known for RTS titles, but the real interest lies in if Shadow Heroes: Vengeance in Flames can work as a pick and play experience. The game comes out via Steam on November 22nd, and the trailer to the title is below:

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Outbreak on the Big Screen: Patriots Day, Jurassic World 2, Tangerine + More

sega_theatres_movie_theatre_screenA new trailer for the Boston Marathon bombing film Patriots Day has been released. The film stars Mark Wahlberg, John Goodman, Kevin Bacon, J.K. Simmons, Michelle Monaghan and more and was directed by Peter Berg. Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor and his producing partner Atticus Ross worked on the score, some of which you can hear in the new trailer. The film opens Dec. 21 in Boston, New York City and Los Angeles, before hitting theaters nationwide on Jan. 13.

During an interview with ComingSoon.net, director A.J. Bayona revealed that shooting on Jurassic World 2 will begin in March. As recently tipped, Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard will return, with newcomers Toby Jones and Rafe Spall joining the cast. The film is expected to arrive June 22, 2018.

Imperative Entertainment just won the right to adapt the novel Tangerine with George Clooney and Grant Heslov‘s Smokehouse company. According to Deadline, Scarlett Johansson is on board to star in the story of two women whose lives intersect multiple times with both times leading to the death or disappearance of one woman’s significant other.

According to Deadline, Samuel L. Jackson, Joan Cusack and Bradley Whitford have all joined the cast for Unicorn Station. The film, based on a screenplay by Samantha McIntyre, centers on a woman who moves back in with her parents and receives an invitation to a store that tests her ideas of what it means to grow up. Actress Brie Larson is directing the film.

Martial arts favorite Jackie Chan may have never won an Oscar, but he received an honorary Oscar at the Governors Awards in Los Angeles. The Oscar was presented in the field of acting. The 62-year-old Chan’s career has spanned 54 years and over 200 films, with Jackie also spending time as a producer and director. Tom Hanks presented the award stating, “Great acting comes in many different forms, but when you are an actor, you know it when you see it.”

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