Agatha Christie Mystery ‘Crooked House’ Hits Blu-ray In January


Agatha Christie had a successful cinematic run this year thanks to the success of Murder on the Orient Express, and another of her works is also available as Crooked House hits Blu-ray and DVD January 16.

The tale centers on Charles Hayward (Max Irons), a former spy turned private detective who investigates the death of a wealthy patriarch. Family secrets abound during his investigation as Hayward digs deeper into the lives of a theater actress (Gillian Anderson), the patriarch’s widow (Christina Hendricks) and the family’s matriarch (Glenn Close). Directed by Gilles Paquet-Brenner, the script was penned by Julian Fellowes (Gosford Park).

Blu-ray extras include three featurettes (Agatha Christie: A Timeless Fascination, Whodunnit? – The Characters of Crooked House, and Elegance & Innovation: The Design of Crooked House). The DVD comes with the two featurettes (the Agatha Christie segment is a Blu-ray exclusive).

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It’s No Mystery Why Fans Want More ‘X-Files’

114We want to believe it hasn’t been that long since we first met FBI agents Mulder and Scully on The X-Files. But the truth is out there: The show will be 21 years old this September.

That hasn’t stopped the show’s hardcore fans from being as passionate about The X-Files today as when it was on the air. If anything, absence has made their hearts grow fonder – and more anxious to see their heroes come together again.

David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson have repeatedly said they remain open to the possibility of a third X-Files movie, and they spoke to us about why they think their chemistry – as characters and actors – helps The X-Files stand the test of time. (Click on the media bar below to hear David Duchovny & Gillian Anderson)

Here’s a question for you:  Would you rather see another X-Files movie on the big screen?  Or would you rather see Mulder and Scully return to television in a 24: Live Another Day -like event series?  Let us know what you think!

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Gillian Anderson Returns To Television With A New ‘Crisis’

Crisis (NBC, Vivian Zink)

As evidenced from her work in The X-Files and The Fall, Gillian Anderson knows how to pick excellent TV projects. We’re hoping tonight’s premiere of the kidnapping based thriller Crisis completely follows suit, and on the show she plays a powerful CEO whose daughter is among the endangered children.

The project also stars Dermot Mulroney (Enlightened, New Girl) as an adult chaperone (and former CIA analyst) who gets kidnapped along with the other teenagers, one of who is his own daughter. “To play a parent who doesn’t have the relationship or the time with his daughter that he once had, it’s interesting shooting this show, we shoot in a city that none of us live in,” said Mulroney. “We’re all traveling (and) leaving our kids and working on the show while I’m missing them. And weirdly it applies to shooting these scenes and bringing your own life into the character.”

When asked by reporters if his character has any ulterior motives in the storyline, Mulroney adds that “he is able to achieve his goals even with adversity thrown in, he adjusts to the situation…and continues to prevail.”

Click on the media bar to hear Mulroney, Lance Gross, and Gillian Anderson talk about their characters on Crisis:

Since Crisis, which airs tonight on NBC (10 pm et/pt) has its share of twists and turns, Mulroney had to be playfully cryptic in his answers. As for Gillian Anderson, it’s been 10 years since she’s done American television. Check out the Deepest Dream video to find out why she took the part of CEO Meg Fitch.

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Making Up For Lost Time: ‘X-Files’ Cast & Crew Reunite at Comic-Con

23The iconic sci-fi drama series, The X-Files, will be celebrating its 20th anniversary. The dynamic duo of David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson will be reuniting at Comic-Con to celebrate the anniversary.

Duchovny and Anderson, who portrayed FBI Special Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully, were perhaps the best partnership that a television show has ever had. Throughout their run on the series (and two X-Files movies) they always had great chemistry. We have spoken to Duchovny and Anderson many times over the years, and on one occasion, they told us about their first meeting. Anderson jokingly recalled Duchovny flirting with her while auditioning, and said that despite the fact that they didn’t get along well at the time, they always had chemistry. (Click on the media bar below to hear David Duchovny & Gillian Anderson)

Were David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson the best pairing in television history? If not, then who are?

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‘Johnny English’ Star Rowan Atkinson Finds Hope In Foreign Markets

johnny_english_reborn_ver5Currently in theaters and not exactly taking the box office by storm, JOHNNY ENGLISH REBORN has comic actor ROWAN ATKINSON returning to the role he originated in 2003 as a bumbling British Secret Service agent parodying the spy genre. This time around, he’s been drafted to stop a group of international assassins before they eliminate a world leader and cause global chaos. Under the direction of OLIVER PARKER, ATKINSON heads a cast that includes GILLIAN ANDERSON, DOMINIC WEST, ROSAMUND PIKE, DANIEL KALUUYA and RICHARD SCHIFF.

Opening in 8th place on the weekend box office chart with a dismal $3.8 m, the film could easily be dismissed as a non-starter if it weren’t for the fact that it’s already taken in over $100 m internationally. During our recent interview, ATKINSON admitted that his comedies have always fared better in foreign markets other than the United States. (CLICK ON MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)
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