NBC Buys Modern-Day Noah’s Ark Drama Produced By Robert Zemeckis

NBC has bought The Ark, a high-concept drama spec from 20th Century Fox TV and Robert Zemeckis’ ImageMovers. The project, a grounded, modern retelling of the Noah’s Ark story from the Bible, was written by Black List scribe Daniel Kunka (12 Rounds). It centers on an engineer who, after the death of his wife, has a vision to construct a ship capable of sustaining life in space. When the build happens to coincide with the coming end of the world, the engineer realizes there…

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Pernilla August Explores Forbidden Love in Drama ‘Serious Game’

Why film a love story from 1912? That’s one of the questions asked by Swedish actress-writer-director Pernilla August when talking about her latest feature, “A Serious Game,” adapted from Hjalmar Söderberg’s novel. Film screened at the Norwegian Intl. Film Festival, which ran Aug. 20-26 in Haugesund, Norway. August has a good answer for that: “Söderberg’s novel is… Read more »


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Hey folks, Harry here…  I’m reposting this grouping of reviews – because DON’T BREATHE is opening today at it is an exquisite bit of suspense.  A blind waltz of fear and trepidation – and the greatest lesson you can learn… Don’t fuck with Stephen Lang.   Seriously.   Also on this particular day I saw  10 CLOVERFIELD LANE – which I still recommend watching on the same day you see DON’T BREATHE – and Linklater’s EVERYBODY WANTS SOME is now on home video where you wil come to worship it properly.   Now… let’s go back in time to March…
SXSW Day 1
I had entered the random drawing to attend the Obama Keynote at the SXSW INTERACTIVE event today – but – sadly…  was not chosen.  Not only that, but films didn’t get underway today for me till 6:30pm, when the SXSW opener… Richard Linklater’s EVERYBODY WANTS SOME.  But both Father Geek and myself were in full movie going mode.   So we paid to go see 10 CLOVERFIELD LANE at 2:20pm in a well attended matinee.   Now 10 CLOVERFIELD LANE isn’t an official film at SXSW, but since JJ Abrams will be here at SXSW…  sure… why the hell not include it into this day of cinema.
The fluffer film for SXSW 2016.   The press screening for this was at a real shit screen for me, so this worked out perfect…  especially given how well it bookended the day of film with Fede Alvarez’s DON’T BREATHE.   

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Julianne Hough Returning to ‘DWTS’ Season 23 as Judge, Derek Hough as Pro Dancer

Julianne Hough and Derek Hough are both returning to “Dancing With the Stars” Season 23, insiders confirm to Variety. Julianne will return as a judge, while Derek and be back in ballroom as a pro dancer. Both Hough siblings took a hiatus last season, and did not appear on Season 22. While ABC has not announced the judges… Read more »

Isaiah Rashad – “Park”

Isaiah RashadTDE’s only Southern representative, Isaiah Rashad, is finally putting out his long-awaited proper debut album next week. Today, the Chattanooga rapper has revealed that the LP will be called The Sun’s Tirade and shared yet another new track, the Park Ave- and D. Sanders-produced “Park.” All of the songs Rashad’s given us recently — “More »

This App Can Tell if an iPhone Was Hacked With Latest Pegasus Spy Malware

Got an iPhone? Then you should update it to the latest version of iOS right away: iOS 9.3.5, which was released by Apple Thursday, closes three critical security vulnerabilities that were used by a foreign government in an attempt to spy on a dissident. Pro-democracy activist Ahmed Mansoor, who has in the past been targeted for… Read more »

Richard Branson Crashes Bike: ‘I Thought I Was Going to Die’

Richard Branson said he narrowly survived a bicycle crash that could have been deadly. The Virgin Group mogul was cycling around the British Virgin Islands when he crashed his bike and suffered a cracked cheek and torn ligaments. Branson says he thought he was “going to die” after “flying head-first” off his bike and onto the concrete road… Read more »

Ty Burrell Joins Scarlett Johansson in Raunchy Comedy ‘Rock That Body’

“Modern Family” star Ty Burrell has joined Scarlett Johansson in the raunchy comedy “Rock That Body,” with shooting underway in New York. The cast includes Kate McKinnon, Jillian Bell, Ilana Glazer, Zoe Kravitz and Demi Moore. Sony has set the release for June 23, when it will open against Paramount’s “Transformers: The Last Knight.” “Rock… Read more »