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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Debuts Teaser Trailer

In: Donovan, Movies

Lucasfilm and Disney premiered the first teaser trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and it looks fantastic. But I’m biased since I’ll eat up anything related to the iconic space opera franchise.

The events of the stand-alone story take place before 1977’s Star Wars: Episode IV — A New Hope. It follows a wayward band of Rebel fighters who come together to carry out a desperate mission: to gather intel for the first Death Star being built before it can be used to enforce the Emperor’s rule.

Felicity Jones plays a forger and thief named Jyn Erso. Joining her are Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Forest Whitaker, Mads Mikkelsen and Genevieve O’Reilly. The latter reprises the role of Mon Mothma, leader of the Rebel Alliance. The character appeared in Return of the Jedi and Revenge of the Sith.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story storms into theaters on December 16. Get your first look at the Gareth Edwards-directed (Godzilla) flick below.

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NBC Finally Reveals Hannibal’s Fate

In: Donovan, TV Shows

Even though the 2013-2014 upfronts took place a couple of weeks ago, the fate of NBC’s Hannibal remained in the dark. It was the only scripted show still on the bubble. Despite low ratings, some controversy over its violent nature, and being pulled in Utah, the peacock network ordered a second helping of the Bryan Fuller drama. 13 episodes will most likely air midseason next year.

“We’re so proud of Bryan’s vision for a show that is richly textured, psychologically complex, and very compelling,” said NBC entertainment president Jennifer Salke. “There are many great stories still to be told.”

With only 4.7 million weekly average viewers including DVR usage, the show is most likely the lowest-rated drama to get renewed on the major broadcast networks (The CW not included). I’m sure the fact the show is well-reviewed and has an upscale viewership in $100K+ homes helped in getting another season. Are you watching Hannibal? Excited for a second season? Sound off below.

For the first time ever, one of the most fascinating literary and film characters comes to life on television: psychiatrist-turned-serial killer, Dr. Hannibal Lecter. The new drama series titled Hannibal comes from Bryan Fuller (Pushing Daisies, Heroes) and is based on the characters from Thomas Harris’ classic novels.

Here’s the synopsis of the show:” Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) is a gifted criminal profiler who is on the hunt for a serial killer with the FBI. Graham’s unique way of thinking gives him the astonishing ability to empathize with anyone – even psychopaths. He seems to know what makes them tick. But when the mind of the twisted killer he’s pursuing is too complicated for even Will to comprehend, he enlists the help of Dr. Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen), one of the premier psychiatric minds in the country. Armed with the uncanny expertise of the brilliant doctor, Will and Hannibal (known as a serial killer only to the audience) form a brilliant partnership and it seems there’s no villain they can’t catch. If Will only knew…” It looks good!

The show also stars Laurence Fishburne, Caroline Dhavernas, Hettienne Park, Aaron Abrams and Scott Thompson (whom you probably know best from Kids In The Hall). Check out the first trailer below!

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Clash of the Titans: Muscles, Medussa, & More 3D

In: Movies, Patrick

Get your glasses ready because another 3D movie hits the big screens today, and I had the chance to check it out earlier this week: Clash of the Titans. Sam Worthington who made his big break on Avatar, is back with his second big blockbuster as the lead in this war between the gods and man. Wiki explains the remake of this 1981 (when I was born) film much better than I could.


In ‘Clash of the Titans,’ the ultimate struggle for power pits men against kings and kings against gods. But the war between the gods themselves could destroy the world. Born of a god but raised as a man, Perseus (Sam Worthington) is helpless to save his family from Hades (Ralph Fiennes), vengeful god of the underworld. With nothing left to lose, Perseus volunteers to lead a dangerous mission to defeat Hades before he can seize power from Zeus (Liam Neeson) and unleash hell on earth. Leading a daring band of warriors, Perseus sets off on a perilous journey deep into forbidden worlds. Battling unholy demons and fearsome beasts, he will only survive if he can accept his power as a god, defy his fate and create his own destiny.

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