June 12, 2013 |
Another key component of Fox's "24" will be back when the show returns with new episodes next season. Jon Casser, a producer and director on the thriller from Seasons 2 through 7, has signed on to executive produce and direct several episodes of "24: Live Another Day," which will debut in 2014. “Jon was a profoundly integral part of '24' creatively and culturally. It doesn't feel like it would be '24' without him, and we're all just really thrilled to be working with him again," said Howard Gordon, the longtime "24" show runner.
May 13, 2013 |
NEW YORK -- It's time to load some new batteries in the clock: Jack is back! Fox officially announced Monday that its reviving its high-octane drama “24” for a 12-episode limited run, which is set to roll out next summer. “24: Live Another Day” will reunite executive producer Howard Gordon, who went on to find success with Showtime's “Homeland,” with Mr. Jack Bauer himself, Kiefer Sutherland. “It's great to have Jack back. '24' redefined the drama genre, and as we re-imagine the television miniseries, this iconic show will again break new ground for the network,” network Chairman Kevin Reilly said in a statement.
January 25, 2012 |
"Touch," which brings Kiefer Sutherland back to television and Fox after not so very long a time, is a well-dressed work of solemn, sentimental nonsense whose undeniably appealing theme is that there is an order to the universe, a mystical, mathematical intention that is working to heal our wounds, protect our children and fulfill our dreams. The aggressive claims its more than myriad coincidences and remote yet trickily interdependent story lines make on one's suspended disbelief will in itself be taken by some as a sign that it is on the side of the angels.
January 24, 2012
'Touch' Where: Fox When: 9 p.m. Wednesday Rating: TV-PG-DLV (may be unsuitable for young children, with advisories for suggestive dialogue, coarse language and violence)
January 8, 2012 |
Kiefer Sutherland runs through a packed Grand Central Station, dodging bystanders and scanning the crowd for suspicious activity. The minutes fly by — seen in frequent close-ups of ticking clocks — drawing closer to a potentially explosive moment. Sutherland confronts a guy on a public phone, spins him around and starts punching. Wait, is Jack Bauer back on TV? He's not, but Sutherland is returning to the Fox network. Only his new drama, "Touch," owes more to feature films like "Crash" and "Short Cuts" than to his previous award-winning espionage series, "24. " He just happens, in the first episode of "Touch," to be racing against time to unravel a mystery, an unintentional bone for "24" fans since it was written before Sutherland signed on. The new drama, which will have a sneak preview Jan. 25 after "American Idol," centers on Sutherland's character, Martin Bohm, a former journalist and single dad to a special-needs 11-year-old boy. The son, Jake, who's remote, combative and uncommunicative, may be autistic, but he exhibits savant-like qualities with gadgets and numbers.
November 11, 2011 |
How does the world end? When it is in the hands of the cinematic master of human misery, dark Danish auteur Lars von Trier, as it is in "Melancholia," it ends in extraordinary, horrific, searing, aching and unthinkable ways. It is his most hopeful film yet. Still firmly rooted in the filmmaker's esoteric, frustrating, provoking, demanding narrative style, the movie is also amazingly romantic — lush, ripe, rich, delicious. Its apocalyptic vision is encouraging in its hopelessness; its star, Kirsten Dunst, luminous in her anguish and devastation.