A New Marvel Season Every Six Months From Netflix

While at the Television Critic’s Association today, head of Netflix content Ted Sarandos told the audience, including Variety’s Laura Prudom, that Marvel’s Jessica Jones will debut by the end of 2015 and that ideally there would be a new Marvel series every six months. Once all four of the series have been launched, they will crossover in the Defenders, but some series will have multiple seasons before that happens as is the case with Marvel’s Daredevil.

Also there appeared to be a quick glimpse of Krysten Ritter as Jessica Jones in the sizzle reel. Hopefully Netflix will release that to the internet soon.

Doctor Who Return to the Big Screen

DOCTOR WHO
RETURNS TO THE BIG SCREEN NATIONWIDE
TO FEATURE NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN PREQUEL TO SEASON NINE
AND EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW
WITH PETER CAPALDI AND JENNA COLEMAN

Two-Night Event Will be Presented in RealD™ 3D on September 15 and 16
Announced by BBC Worldwide North America in Partnership with Fathom Events

DENVER – July XX, 2015 – BBC Worldwide North America and Fathom Events announce the return of the longest running sci-fi television series, Doctor Who, to the big screen for a two-night special theatrical event, Doctor Who: Dark Water/Death in Heaven in spectacular 3D, starring Peter Capaldi. Doctor Who: Dark Water/Death in Heaven, the show’s two-part eighth season finale, will be presented in RealD™ 3D and Dolby Atmos sound (where available) on September 15 and 16 at 7:30 p.m. (local time). The event will feature The Doctor’s Meditation – a special prequel scene to the first episode of season nine – and an exclusive interview with Doctor Who stars Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman, hosted by Wil Wheaton (Big Bang Theory, Star Trek: Nemesis), in addition to the two-part season eight finale.
Tickets for Doctor Who: Dark Water/Death in Heaven in 3D can be purchased online beginning Friday, July 31 by visiting http://www.FathomEvents.com, or participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in approximately 700 movie theaters through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network. For a complete list of theater locations visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).
“We love bringing Doctor Who events to theaters and seeing the fans come out in full force,” said Fathom Events VP of Programming Kymberli Frueh. “This time fans get the added excitement of seeing all the action in 3D with exclusive bonus content not available anywhere else.”
“After the enormous success of the 50th Anniversary and season eight premiere – both number one alternative cinema events, two years in a row – we decided to bring the Doctor back to the big screen in 3D so Whovians across the country can have a full immersive experience of Peter Capaldi as the Doctor. The season eight finale, along with an exclusive interview with Peter and Jenna is the perfect way to get fans ready for the upcoming premiere of new season on BBC AMERICA,” said Soumya Sriraman, EVP Film, Home Entertainment, and Licensing for BBC Worldwide North America.
In this epic two-part finale, the Doctor comes face-to-face with the mysterious Missy, and an impossible choice looms. With Cybermen on the streets of London, old friends unite against old enemies, and the Doctor takes to the air in a startling new role.
The new season of Doctor Who premieres Saturday, September 19 on BBC AMERICA.
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For artwork/photos related to Doctor Who: Dark Water/Death in Heaven in 3D visit the Fathom Events press site.
About Fathom Events
Fathom Events is the recognized leader in the alternative entertainment industry, offering a variety of one-of-a-kind entertainment events in movie theaters nationwide that include live, high-definition performances of the Metropolitan Opera, the performing arts, major sporting events, music concerts, comedy series, Broadway shows, original programming featuring entertainment’s biggest stars, socially relevant documentaries with audience Q&A and much more. Fathom Events takes audiences behind-the-scenes and offers unique extras, creating the ultimate entertainment experience. It is owned by a consortium called AC JV, LLC., comprised of AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC), Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC), the three largest movie theater circuits in the United States. In addition, Fathom Events’ live digital broadcast network (“DBN”) is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live events to 820 locations in 177 Designated Market Areas® (including all of the top 50). For more information, visit http://www.fathomevents.com.
About BBC Worldwide North America
BBC Worldwide North America is the main commercial arm and wholly-owned subsidiary of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) operating in the U.S. and Canada. The company exists to maximize the value of the BBC’s assets for the benefit of the UK license payer and invests in public service programming in return for rights. The company operates four businesses in the territory – linear and digital content sales and co-productions, consumer products, BBC.com, and BBC Worldwide Productions, the production arm responsible for the smash hit Dancing with the Stars. The company also owns a 50.1% share in cable channel BBC AMERICA through a joint venture with AMC Networks.
MEDIA CONTACTS:
Jessica Hanus
Fathom Events
720-262-2753
jhanus@fathomevents.com

Deborah Schonfeld
BBC Worldwide North America
212-705-9498
deborah.schonfeld@bbc.com

Does anyone like to colour?

Taking the world by storm in a whole new way. That’s right – adult coloring books! Deadpool’s got guns, he’s got grenades, he’s got swords. But this January, he needs YOU! Because the Merc with a Mouth is the Merc Without Color – and he needs your help to fill in the lines with the COLOR YOUR OWN DEADPOOL adult coloring book.

Called therapeutic and stress relieving by the New Yorker, Adult Coloring Books are the perfect way to unwind after a long day. And what could be more stress relieving than sitting down for a night of coloring with Deadpool? We can’t think of anything! Jam packed with 120 pages of Deadpool goodness, fans of all ages can be part of the creative process as they bring to life artwork from some of Marvel’s biggest artists! Now is your chance to color inside the lines – or not! What color will you make Deadpool? Red is so last season, after all.

So dig out those crayons, markers and colored pencils, True Believer. But don’t forget your imagination – you’re going to need it! Channel your creative energies, unwind after a hard day’s work, and spend some quality time with the Merc with a Mouth! Look for COLOR YOUR OWN DEADPOOL

100 greatest American films

BBC Culture polled film critics from around the world to determine the best American movies ever made. The results my be surprising to you

100. Ace in the Hole (Billy Wilder, 1951)
99. 12 Years a Slave (Steve McQueen, 2013)
98. Heaven’s Gate (Michael Cimino, 1980)
97. Gone With the Wind (Victor Fleming, 1939)
96. The Dark Knight (Christopher Nolan, 2008)
95. Duck Soup (Leo McCarey, 1933)
94. 25th Hour (Spike Lee, 2002)
93. Mean Streets (Martin Scorsese, 1973)
92. The Night of the Hunter (Charles Laughton, 1955)
91. ET: The Extra-Terrestrial (Steven Spielberg, 1982)
90. Apocalypse Now (Francis Ford Coppola, 1979)
89. In a Lonely Place (Nicholas Ray, 1950)
88. West Side Story (Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins, 1961)
87. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Michel Gondry, 2004)
86. The Lion King (Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff, 1994)
85. Night of the Living Dead (George A Romero, 1968)
84. Deliverance (John Boorman, 1972)
83. Bringing Up Baby (Howard Hawks, 1938)
82. Raiders of the Lost Ark (Steven Spielberg, 1981)
81. Thelma & Louise (Ridley Scott, 1991)
80. Meet Me in St Louis (Vincente Minnelli, 1944)
79. The Tree of Life (Terrence Malick, 2011)
78. Schindler’s List (Steven Spielberg, 1993)
77. Stagecoach (John Ford, 1939)
76. The Empire Strikes Back (Irvin Kershner, 1980)
75. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (Steven Spielberg, 1977)
74. Forrest Gump (Robert Zemeckis, 1994)
73. Network (Sidney Lumet, 1976)
72. The Shanghai Gesture (Josef von Sternberg, 1941)
71. Groundhog Day (Harold Ramis, 1993)
70. The Band Wagon (Vincente Minnelli, 1953)
69. Koyaanisqatsi (Godfrey Reggio, 1982)
68. Notorious (Alfred Hitchcock, 1946)
67. Modern Times (Charlie Chaplin, 1936)
66. Red River (Howard Hawks, 1948)
65. The Right Stuff (Philip Kaufman, 1983)
64. Johnny Guitar (Nicholas Ray, 1954)
63. Love Streams (John Cassavetes, 1984)
62. The Shining (Stanley Kubrick, 1980)
61. Eyes Wide Shut (Stanley Kubrick, 1999)
60. Blue Velvet (David Lynch, 1986)
59. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (Miloš Forman, 1975)
58. The Shop Around the Corner (Ernst Lubitsch, 1940)
57. Crimes and Misdemeanors (Woody Allen, 1989)
56. Back to the Future (Robert Zemeckis, 1985)
55. The Graduate (Mike Nichols, 1967)
54. Sunset Boulevard (Billy Wilder, 1950)
53. Grey Gardens (Albert and David Maysles, Ellen Hovde and Muffie Meyer, 1975)
52. The Wild Bunch (Sam Peckinpah, 1969)
51. Touch of Evil (Orson Welles, 1958)
50. His Girl Friday (Howard Hawks, 1940)
49. Days of Heaven (Terrence Malick, 1978)
48. A Place in the Sun (George Stevens, 1951)
47. Marnie (Alfred Hitchcock, 1964)
46. It’s a Wonderful Life (Frank Capra, 1946)
45. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (John Ford, 1962)
44. Sherlock Jr (Buster Keaton, 1924)
43. Letter from an Unknown Woman (Max Ophüls, 1948)
42. Dr Strangelove (Stanley Kubrick, 1964)
41. Rio Bravo (Howard Hawks, 1959)
40. Meshes of the Afternoon (Maya Deren and Alexander Hammid, 1943)
39. The Birth of a Nation (DW Griffith, 1915)
38. Jaws (Steven Spielberg, 1975)
37. Imitation of Life (Douglas Sirk, 1959)
36. Star Wars (George Lucas, 1977)
35. Double Indemnity (Billy Wilder, 1944)
34. The Wizard of Oz (Victor Fleming, 1939)
33. The Conversation (Francis Ford Coppola, 1974)
32. The Lady Eve (Preston Sturges, 1941)
31. A Woman Under the Influence (John Cassavetes, 1974)
30. Some Like It Hot (Billy Wilder, 1959)
29. Raging Bull (Martin Scorsese, 1980)
28. Pulp Fiction (Quentin Tarantino, 1994)
27. Barry Lyndon (Stanley Kubrick, 1975)
26. Killer of Sheep (Charles Burnett, 1978)
25. Do the Right Thing (Spike Lee, 1989)
24. The Apartment (Billy Wilder, 1960)
23. Annie Hall (Woody Allen, 1977)
22. Greed (Erich von Stroheim, 1924)
21. Mulholland Drive (David Lynch, 2001)
20. Goodfellas (Martin Scorsese, 1990)
19. Taxi Driver (Martin Scorsese, 1976)
18. City Lights (Charlie Chaplin, 1931)
17. The Gold Rush (Charlie Chaplin, 1925)
16. McCabe & Mrs Miller (Robert Altman, 1971)
15. The Best Years of Our Lives (William Wyler, 1946)
14. Nashville (Robert Altman, 1975)
13. North by Northwest (Alfred Hitchcock, 1959)
12. Chinatown (Roman Polanski, 1974)
11. The Magnificent Ambersons (Orson Welles, 1942)
10. The Godfather Part II (Francis Ford Coppola, 1974)
9. Casablanca (Michael Curtiz, 1942)
8. Psycho (Alfred Hitchcock, 1960)
7. Singin’ in the Rain (Stanley Donen and Gene Kelly, 1952)
6. Sunrise (FW Murnau, 1927)
5. The Searchers (John Ford, 1956)
4. 2001: A Space Odyssey (Stanley Kubrick, 1968)
3. Vertigo (Alfred Hitchcock, 1958)
2. The Godfather (Francis Ford Coppola, 1972)
1. Citizen Kane (Orson Welles, 1941)

Lucy Lawless Denies Rumors Of A Xena Reboot

Yesterday, THR.com reported that NBC has a reboot of Xena: Warrior Princess in the works 20 years after its original debut. The series was a spinoff of the popular Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and starred Lucy Lawless for its six season run. It’s believed that the network is looking at the property for a miniseries return similar to what they are doing with Heroes Reborn. Original producers Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert are said to be attached.

There is no official word from NBC and Lawless took to twitter later in the day to deny the report as just a rumor.

Geeks Who Drink Premiere Recap

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This was the first week of SyFy’s new show, “Geeks Who Drink,” hosted by the one and only Zachary Levi. It’s a series of quiz questions and physical challenges (you read that right) testing the geekiness of the contestants, and of course those of us at home screaming the answers at the TV. I had no idea what to expect from this show, but after watching it this morning (sorry people, I have a hard time staying up late), I was pleasantly surprised by the pace, the team captains, and of course, the host.

This show is not a lolly-gagger. It moves from one game to the other quickly and is super easy to follow. Games like “Batman or Superman” were a challenge for me (being a Marvel fan), and the bonus round of “Jell-O Shots” where the team captains literally had to throw Jell-O chunks into a basketball hoop was hilarious. Who knew you could have so much fun in just half an hour?

Being all too familiar with “Friday Night Lights” totally put me in Scott Porter’s corner right off the bat. He was leading the “Tequila Mockingbirds” while Eric Christian Olsen led the “Han Solo Cups.” Teams are made up of one celebrity and two fellow geeks. What impressed me the most was how geeky the captains actually were. Scott Porter was on fire from the get-go, knowing what truth loving female superhero was created by the same man that created the lie detector and Olsen, despite his good looks, was trailing most of the game. Both celebrities barely needed to confide in their teammates, which makes me question how necessary those other people are. Either way, I thought that the banter between the teams was entertaining and the team challenges, like matching the movie to the song associated with that movie, proved that there is a nerd in all of us.

 Obviously, I have not been one to hide my love for Zachary Levi (I mean, I named my dog after him) so I was most certainly sure that we would be an incredible host. And he is. His ability to ad lib jokes, make fun of the contestants (and himself), and the way he whips the question cards as he uses them makes for such a fun vibe that I just want to be in the audience while it’s happening.

I’m so excited to watch next week to find out what other celebrities are geeky like me.