Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...

The Playlist

Watch: TV Sneak Peeks For J.J. Abrams' 'Alcatraz,' Jonathan Nolan's 'Person Of Interest' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • May 20, 2011 8:14 AM
  • |
  • 4 Comments
Steven Spielberg's 'Terra Nova,' Liz Meriwether's Dreadful Looking 'New Girl,' 'Napoleon Dynamite' Cartoon' & Jonah Hill's 'Allen Gregory' Also Get Previewed'Wait a minute. A post with trailers for televisions shows? Believe it, friendo. The small screen, not so long ago considered an ancient artifact in the face of big screen spectacles and online entertainment, has rebounded in a huge way as a place where creativity is allowed to shine. HBO and AMC have been clearing the path and now it looks like old standbys like Fox and CBS are rolling the dice on some ambitious fare, so let's get to it shall we?

J.J. Abrams/Jonathan Nolan TV Show 'Person Of Interest' Gets A Pilot

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
  • |
  • February 10, 2011 2:54 AM
  • |
  • 2 Comments
Plus 'Twilight: Eclipse' Helmer David Slade To Direct Pilot For 'R.E.M.'With the stigma of working in TV long since eroded, it seems that there's no big-screen producer, director or writer these days without a TV series or two on the go; only yesterday saw James Mangold and Philip Noyce join big names like Martin Scorsese, Michael Mann and Bryan Singer as helmers who've taken charge of TV pilots in recent memory. Now more news of big-name above-the-line talent who are moving forward on new telly shows, both of which could see themselves turning up on our DVR if they move forward.

Ten Dead Projects We'd Like To See Resurrected

  • By Gabe Toro
  • |
  • December 10, 2010 8:00 AM
  • |
  • 10 Comments
With John Hillcoat's 'The Promised Land' Back From The Dead, We Look At Other Films Currently In The Studio GravesLast year, pre-production was halted immediately on “The Wettest Country” -- aka John Hillcoat's "The Promised Land" starring Amy Adams, Shia LaBeouf, Ryan Gosling, Paul Dano, possibly Scarlett Johansson, Michael Shannon, etc. -- potentially killing a film we were all very excited to see. But, stunningly, the film has found a new lease on life with the involvement of Tom Hardy (Hillcoat and LaBeouf are the only other principal talent that's back so far), warming our hearts considering since we were ready to cast it onto the pile of would-be movies dead and buried.

Watch 'Inception' In Real Time & Ten Key Quotes From Chris Nolan's Interview With Brother Jonathan

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
  • |
  • December 8, 2010 2:43 AM
  • |
  • 1 Comment
Plus Watch The Film In Real Time, And Nolan's Structure Drawing When you think about it, there's really no way that "Inception" should have worked. A film of ludicrous ambition, a $200 million dollar passion project, attempting to combine the arthouse and the blockbuster at one fell swoop, and, unlike virtually every other tentpole, not based on a comic book, video game or airport novel. Not to mention that the history of directors being given carte blanche following a megahit doesn't always work out for the best -- right up until the film started screening, we were still concerned that it could turn out to be Nolan's "Heaven's Gate."

'The Disappearance Of Alice Creed' Helmer To Direct Great Chicago Fire Romance 'Hell and Gone'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
  • |
  • November 9, 2010 2:08 AM
  • |
  • 0 Comments
Jonathan Nolan Writing The ScriptOne of the most pleasant surprises of the year turned out to be the British thriller "The Disappearance Of Alice Creed," about the twists and turns following the kidnapping of an heiress. While the plot reversals occasionally got a little far-fetched, it was enjoyably nasty, featured three strong performances from Gemma Arterton, Eddie Marsan and Martin Compston, and first-time helmer J Blakeson displayed a sure directorial hand, despite only having one letter as a first name.

Email Updates

Recent Comments