March 6, 2012 |
The entertainment of the eerie is everywhere and the paranormal has never been more active — the undead are ubiquitous, of course, but there's also cursed creatures, sci-fi monstrosities, ghosts and, we are told, goblins are making a comeback. With all the contemporary emphasis on man versus monster, Bruce Greenwood might be an actor with special insight — he's been on both sides of the fight. On the creepy new ABC series "The River," Greenwood portrays Emmet Cole, an explorer and TV personality who went missing in the Amazon rain forest during his (apparently successful)
September 24, 2009 |
Every new television series bets against cancellation. But there is something unusually optimistic about launching a show whose premise is predicated upon a mystery that may not be explained until a specific, stated later date. In "FlashForward," which premieres tonight on ABC, every person in the whole wide world passes out for two minutes and 17 seconds, during which time they are transported into the future -- to April 29, 2010, at 10 p.m. PST, to be exact -- right around the time the first season of this show will be wrapping up, if all goes well.
May 4, 2009 |
To reignite its creaky "Star Trek" movie series this weekend, Paramount Pictures must beam up young moviegoers who may have never heard of Captain Kirk, Spock or the starship Enterprise, and international audiences who have been indifferent. Paramount, despite having one of the most recognizable titles in entertainment, must overcome a perception that its new movie in the decades-old franchise will appeal only to aging Trekkies and not younger Twitter fanatics.
February 16, 2008 |
"Star Trek" fans will have to wait a bit longer to see where the crew of the starship Enterprise is boldly going next. The release of J.J. Abrams' "Star Trek," with a new cast taking on the roles of Capt. James T. Kirk, Spock and other original characters, has been moved from Christmas Day to May 8, 2009, distributor Paramount said Thursday. Studio spokesman Michael Vollman said "Star Trek" would be finished by fall in time for its original release date, but studio executives decided to hold it until next summer, when the film could pull in more money.
October 22, 2007 |
The bridge of the starship Enterprise is filling up. Chris Pine, who had been in talks to join the cast of J.J. Abrams' "Star Trek" flick, will play the young James Kirk, while Karl Urban will take on the role of Dr. Leonard McCoy, Paramount says. They join previously announced cast members Zachary Quinto as Vulcan scientist Spock, Simon Pegg as engineer Scotty, John Cho as helmsman Sulu, Zoe Saldana as communications officer Uhura and Anton Yelchin as navigator Chekov.
December 6, 1998 |
Loved by millions as the android Data on "Star Trek: The Next Generation," Brent Spiner is proving to be anything but robotic as an actor. Spiner, 49, has shined as an eccentric scientist in "Independence Day," a tormented dance instructor in "Out to Sea" and co-stars with Halle Berry in HBO's bio-pic "Introducing Dorothy Dandridge." The latest big-screen "Star Trek" installment ("Insurrection") opens Friday.