Screen Junkies » the cw http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Mon, 08 Sep 2014 22:15:31 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 ‘The Flash’ To Escape The Icy Clutches Of Wentworth Miller’s Captain Cold http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/the-flash-to-escape-the-icy-clutches-of-wentworth-millers-captain-cold/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/the-flash-to-escape-the-icy-clutches-of-wentworth-millers-captain-cold/#comments Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:40:00 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=263205 He's probably not even a real captain.

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He drew rave reviews for the script to Stoker, and now, he’s set to play Captain Cold. Prison Break star Wentworth Miller will join the CW‘s new Flash series as the guy who will be shooting cold guns at The Flash.

Miller will first appear as Leonard Snart aka Captain Cold aka The Guy Named After A Sneeze-Fart in the fourth episode. In the comics, Captain Cold is a character surprisingly layered despite what his moniker would suggest. He’s the leader of The Rogues, a criminal organization comprised of The Flash’s greatest enemies. He’s also a fan favorite and I’d expect viewers will see him recur as the series continues. Repurposed for evil, Wentworth Miller‘s blue-steel is going to cause a lot of destruction. (THR)

 

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Somehow CW Is Giving Fred Durst A Show About His Rise To Fame http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/somehow-cw-is-giving-fred-durst-a-show-about-his-rise-to-fame/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/somehow-cw-is-giving-fred-durst-a-show-about-his-rise-to-fame/#comments Thu, 31 Oct 2013 17:55:29 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=257821 Show me one person who isn't Fred Durst who won't watch this ironically.

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For reasons unclear to anyone, CW is teaming up with Fred Durst to develop a dramatic series based on his rise to fame.

The Noise, created by Durst, chronicles the rise of a young artist in the 1990s who escapes a tumultuous home life and forms a wildly popular band with a unique sound. Durst, of course, hit it big with his rap metal band Limp Bizkit, which formed in 1994 and went on to superstardom with hits like “Nookie,” “Break Stuff” and their cover of George Michael’s “Faith.” [TV Guide]

I’m conflicted. On the one hand, I’m excited to see a cast of young actors who probably studied and worked really hard forced to act like a group of trashy Florida butt-metal rockers. But on the other, this show would be so much better if it was about Insane Clown Posse. Is there no God?

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‘Sex And The City’ Prequel Series Will Show Us How They All Became So Shrill And Insufferable http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/sex-and-the-city-prequel-series-will-show-us-how-they-all-became-so-shrill-and-insufferable/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/sex-and-the-city-prequel-series-will-show-us-how-they-all-became-so-shrill-and-insufferable/#comments Mon, 12 Sep 2011 16:43:34 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=227964 It's scheduled to come out in fall 2012. Come on, Mayans. Do your thing!

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Yeah, this is something that’s happening. Sex and the City will be back, in prequel form on the CW, presumably to cater to the younger set with even baser, more euphemistic puns and the promise of side-al nudity. The program will be called The Carrie Diaries, which probably tested well in focus groups because The Carrie Diaries sounds like something that would have tested pretty well in focus groups.

Because Sarah Jessica played a character that was roughly 78 years old on the HBO version, The Carrie Diaries will begin with Carrie’s senior year in small-town America. “From the big farm to the big apple.”

That’s what a tagline will probably be.

A young (read: 63 or so) Samantha will join Carrie in her small town exploits, but she will be the only one of the NYC guard joining Carrie, which reinforces my theory that Stanford was the result of a secret government experiment to make the perfect homosexual stereotype.

In case you couldn’t have just assumed, the show will be produced by Gossip Girl producers Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage. Original SATC creator Darren Star isn’t attached to the CW version, which means that the show will find a totes new way to be horrible.

I’m sorry I ruined your week. It’s 9:35 AM Monday. I held out as long as I could.

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CW Considering Zombie Show For The Ladies http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/cw-considering-new-zombie-series/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/cw-considering-new-zombie-series/#comments Fri, 28 Jan 2011 16:56:45 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=23027 Hot off the runaway success of The Walking Dead, CW is considering giving teenage girls a zombie show of their very own.

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Don’t worry, tweenaged girls. CW is considering giving you your very own zombie show. Hot off the runaway success of The Walking Dead,” the network made a late in the game purchase of the spec script “Awakening.” The drama is about two sisters who square off during a zombie uprising.

There are no plans to shoot a pilot from the material just yet. But it would make sense for that announcement to come along as well. They can’t depend on the cast of “One Tree Hill” to give the only dead performances on the network. (Deadline)

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Shane West ‘Nikita’ Interview http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/shane-west-nikita-interview/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/shane-west-nikita-interview/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 If you think the new “Nikita” is just another Hollywood remake, you might be interested to know how much effort has gone into proving you wrong. The forthcoming CW series...

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If you think the new “Nikita” is just another Hollywood remake, you might be interested to know how much effort has gone into proving you wrong. The forthcoming CW series is set six years after Nikita (Maggie Q) became a secret agent, and now she’s gone rogue and wants to bring Division down. They’re still taking sexy convicts and training them to go on deadly missions, but there are six years worth of complex relationships Nikita is working through. If you’ve never seen the Luc Besson La Femme Nikita or the Peta Wilson starring series, the CW’s version will catch you up.

Shane West plays Michael, the boss who originally recruited Nikita, and who is still training new agents. Is he the bad guy, or are there more surprises coming? West kept up the spy tactics by doing a phone interview, and laying out som kick-ass action scenes and possible plots. It’s confidential enough to get you excited for the show’s premiere on September 9, but nothing he’ll get a burn notice for. 

SJ: It must be exciting gearing up for next week.

SW: Yeah, I think it’s just kind of hitting us because we’ve been doing it for a little bit. I think it’s just finally hitting us, like, “Oh my God, it’s next week.”

SJ: Are you jealous that all the billboards are Maggie Q’s sexy butt tattoo?

SW: Uh, no, especially the way you worded it. [Laughs] No, because I get to see her sexy butt tattoo all the time. Let’s be honest, hip bone tattoo, but no, not at all. I mean, it’s “Nikita” for God’s sake and we’re very proud of everything that’s happening for the show already. It’s kind of good. I did tell her though, “You better be happy you’re in Toronto. With all this billboard extravaganza in L.A. and New York and I don’t know where else, because you’re not going to be able to walk down the street. At least in Toronto you’re okay.”

SJ: Since it starts six years later, how much of the original “Nikita” story is going to be in the regular series?

SW: There has to be some. I feel that there are similar characters and some of the original characters from the film and the series, but it’s a few years into the future where she’s gone rogue and she’s going against Division now, which has obviously never happened in the other renditions. I think what they do is they’ve kept some of the core together from the original writings, but there are new characters and additions. Lyndsy Fonseca, who plays Alex who’s kind of being groomed to be the next Nikita at the same time of having Nikita on the show, there’s a lot more happening in this reboot of it than what even happened in the original.

SJ: Does Michael get out in the field at some point?

SW: Almost immediately. Episode two. The pilot was kind of hilarious because there was a lot of confusion, as there is usually when you’re shooting just one episode. Everyone’s trying to do the best job and pray to God that it actually gets picked up. I remember being called to work at five o’clock in the morning a couple times for guns training. I went over to fire off guns and I went over the guys and said, “You realize I don’t even fire a gun in the pilot, right?” They’re like, “Oh. No.” I’m like, “Okay, I’m going to go back to sleep.”

SJ: What sort of crazy action will we see you do?

SW: As much as I can let out before them airing. You’ve got to understand Michael trained Nikita so he has to be pretty good at whatever he does. I have a scene where I’ fighting three guys at once that hopefully went well. I’ve got a great fighting scene with Nikita when we actually do come into contact again, that apparently came off well. We’ll see. I think we’re going to tease the audience a lot for as long as we can.

SJ: After “Once and Again” and “ER,” were you looking to do a TV series again?

SW: No. I’ve never put it past me to. I keep an eye out but I wasn’t planning on necessarily jumping onto a show. I’d been a couple years off of  “ER” and I had done six independent films in two years and was trying to just get work in the sense of trying to play characters that were making me older, now that I’m 32 and kind of building that resume for an adult rather than a young adult which I’d already done a long time ago. I think “Nikita” made itself stand out to me for several reasons. One being a fan of the original and also being a fan of McG and Danny Cannon. Once Maggie Q got cast, that was a huge selling point and the fact that they were going to give me the opportunity to play Michael, and the youngest version of Michael in all the renditions.

SJ: Have you done a series at each stage in your life: a young teen, a doctor starting out and now this?

SW: “Once and Again”  was my acting school and you can’t have a better one than with Ed Zwick and Marshal Herskovitz. We had a great three years on that and even “ER” was crazy because they gave me that opportunity to play a young doctor, a first year resident and I was like 27. It was exciting but I was kind of in shock. I was a first year resident. I had as much tenure as Maura Tierney who had been on the show for six years, but it gave me the opportunity to be the young adult. Hopefully this will transition even further. Now I’m kind of the second in command and the boss.

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Maggie Q Half-Naked In ‘Nikita’ Poster http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/maggie-q-half-naked-in-nikita-poster/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/maggie-q-half-naked-in-nikita-poster/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 The CW released this poster of extremely attractive Asian actress Maggie Q for their new series "Nikita." Here, Q sits incorrectly in a chair while dressed like a Mortal Kombat character. Really, what is the practical use of those sleeves? To keep certain sections of the arm warm?? Anyway, we haven't seen any footage yet because Longshanks was too busy not getting into the Marvel panel at Comic-Con to see the "Nikita" panel, but the show has all the elements of a hit. Maggie Q, tight clothes, and girls fighting (probably in the rain). At any rate, I'll tune in just to get a better look at that tattoo. What is it? A flower or scorpion or something? We're really going to need a closer look at that ass, CW. (WarmingGlow) Get a closer look at that ass after the jump...

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The CW released this poster of extremely attractive Asian actress Maggie Q for their new series "Nikita." Here, Q sits incorrectly in a chair while dressed like a Mortal Kombat character. Really, what is the practical use of those sleeves? To keep certain sections of the arm warm??

Anyway, we haven’t seen any footage yet because Longshanks was too busy not getting into the Marvel panel at Comic-Con to see the "Nikita" panel, but the show has all the elements of a hit. Maggie Q, tight clothes, and girls fighting (probably in the rain). At any rate, I’ll tune in just to get a better look at that tattoo. What is it? A flower or scorpion or something? We’re really going to need a closer look at that ass, CW. (WarmingGlow)

Get a closer look at that ass after the jump…

 

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Maggie Q is New ‘Nikita’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/maggie-q-is-new-nikita/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/maggie-q-is-new-nikita/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Extremely attractive Asian actress Maggie Q is in talks to play the title character in CW's reboot of Nikita. You might ask, "Ain't dat role usually for a white b*tch?" and I would answer you, "Yes, only a white b*tch has played Nikita in the past." Anne Parillaud first played the sexy assassin in Luc Besson's 1990 film, followed by Bridget Fonda in the inevitable American remake, and Peta Wilson in the 1997 USA series.CW and creator Craig Silverstein's take on the story is that a new Nikita is being trained to replace the original one after she goes rogue. I can understand your feelings of meh-ness at this concept, but let me squash that indifference by telling you I have read the pilot script and enjoyed it thoroughly. There's tons of action, hot slightly older assassins (Nikita), hot teenage assassins (new Nikita), and witty dialogue. I'd say it's very much like Alias, but I was never a huge fan of that show so I'll say it's like...a better Alias. The casting choice of Maggie Q really seals the deal for me though. She almost kicked John McClane's ass in Live Free or Die Hard, and I expect her to succeed on all fronts in her new endeavor. Also, on the show, she should wear a tight leather suit when she isn't wearing a tight leather cocktail dress. Just a suggestion for ratings gold. (THR)

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Extremely attractive Asian actress Maggie Q is in talks to play the title character in CW‘s reboot of Nikita. You might ask, "Ain’t dat role usually for a white b*tch?" and I would answer you, "Yes, only a white b*tch has played Nikita in the past." Anne Parillaud first played the sexy assassin in Luc Besson‘s 1990 film, followed by Bridget Fonda in the inevitable American remake, and Peta Wilson in the 1997 USA series.

CW and creator Craig Silverstein’s take on the story is that a new Nikita is being trained to replace the original one after she goes rogue. I can understand your feelings of meh-ness at this concept, but let me squash that indifference by telling you I have read the pilot script and enjoyed it thoroughly. There’s tons of action, hot slightly older assassins (Nikita), hot teenage assassins (new Nikita), and witty dialogue. I’d say it’s very much like Alias, but I was never a huge fan of that show so I’ll say it’s like…a better Alias. The casting choice of Maggie Q really seals the deal for me though. She almost kicked John McClane’s ass in Live Free or Die Hard, and I expect her to succeed on all fronts in her new endeavor. Also, on the show, she should wear a tight leather suit when she isn’t wearing a tight leather cocktail dress. Just a suggestion for ratings gold. (THR)

 

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‘The Vampire Diaries’ Actress Candice Accola http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/the-vampire-diaries-actress-candice-accola/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/the-vampire-diaries-actress-candice-accola/#comments Thu, 18 Feb 2010 19:00:24 +0000 Defy Media Candice Accola is best known for her role as Caroline Forbes in The Vampire Diaries. If you don't watch that show, she's best known as the hot girl you'd like to see more of. Preferably standing next to, or french kissing, her co-star Nina Dobrev.  A word from Candice: "We hang at my aunt and uncle's house. We've been geeking out and making girly collages and cooking dinners and barbequing."All I read was, "Pillow fighting. Giggling. Pillow fighting. Barbeque." How are you going to get that rib sauce out of those white sheets?More pics of the hot girl you want to see more of after the jump. 

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Candice Accola is best known for her role as Caroline Forbes in The Vampire Diaries. If you don’t watch that show, she’s best known as the hot girl you’d like to see more of. Preferably standing next to, or french kissing, her co-star Nina Dobrev.

A word from Candice: “We hang at my aunt and uncle’s house. We’ve been geeking out and making girly collages and cooking dinners and barbequing.”

All I read was, “Pillo fighting. Giggling. Pillow fighting. Barbeque.” How are you going to get that rib sauce out of those white sheets?

More pics of the hot girl you want to see more of after the jump.

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