Set in New York City in the early 1900s, Cinemax's new medical drama The Knick is looking to raise Cinemax to the level of sister network HBO.
Starring Clive Owen (Children of Men) as Dr. John W. Thackery, the series follows the exploits of Thackery and the groundbreaking staff at Knickerbocker Hospital as they push the bounds of medicine at a time of high mortality rates and zero antibiotics.
Clive Owen has been tapped to star in Cinemax's new original series The Knick, which will be directed by Steven Soderbergh, the network announced Thursday.
Set in downtown New York in 1900...
There's nothing super about Stephen Amell.
That is to say, he doesn't have X-ray vision, super strength or the ability to fly, and yet on Wednesday night, he'll have the power to captivate an audience of comic book aficionados and salivating fangirls alike when he debuts as the star of Arrow — and for The CW, that's one hell of a superpower.
Like Smallville's Tom Welling before him, the 31-year-old Canadian actor is about to fill some large shoes by bringing one of DC Comics' Justice League members to life. For Amell, it's the Green Arrow, a superhero without the super.
Arrow Bosses: We're taking the super out of superhero
Amell plays Oliver Queen, a wealthy playboy who survives a boating accident that leaves him stranded on a deserted island for five years. While there, he hones his archery skills to survive, birthing his alter ego, Arrow. Upon his return, he'll have his work cut out for him as he attempts to clean up Starling City (yes, it's not called Star City) and right his family's wrongs.
In that same vein, Amell has his work cut out for him, following in the footsteps of Justin Hartley, who recently portrayed the Green Arrow on Smallville. But Amell insists that there will be few, if any, similarities to that other CW superhero series. Below, Amell shares his thoughts on taking on the role and what's in store for DC Comics fans and newbies alike:
Hemingway & Gellhorn
You can almost hear echoes of Bogie and Bacall as the rugged author taunts his ravishing muse: "There's nothing to writing, Gellhorn. All you do is sit down at your typewriter and bleed."
Ernest "Papa" Hemingway, embodied with...
Natalie Portman, Jake Gyllenhaal
Jake Gyllenhaal, Nicole Kidman and Natalie Portman are among the first presenters announced Monday by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for the upcoming Golden Globe Awards.
The organization additionally revealed that Antonio Banderas, Clive Owen, Melissa McCarthy, Salma Hayek and Frieda Pinto will join the trio as presenters on Sunday.
David Schwimmer and Zoe Buckman
David Schwimmer and wife Zoe Buckman welcomed their first child together earlier this month, People reports.
Their daughter, Cleo Buckman Schwimmer, was born on Sunday, May 8 in...
Clive Owen, Nicole Kidman
HBO has green-lit a new film about Ernest Hemingway starring Clive Owen and Nicole Kidman, Deadline.com reports.
Hemingway & Gellhorn will follow the relationship between writers Hemingway and Martha Gellhorn. Owen, 45, will play the Nobel Prize-winning author and Kidman...
Milo Ventimiglia by Mitchell Haaseth/NBC Photo
Milo Ventimiglia, Laurence Fishburne and Jean Reno have signed on to join Matt Dillon and Skeet Ulrich in the heist film Armored.... Tom Wilkinson is in talks to reteam with Michael Clayton director Tony Gilroy for Duplicity, a corporate thriller headlined by Clive Owen and Julia Roberts, and also starring Billy Bob Thornton.... Walt Disney Studios is bringing new 3-D versions of Toy Story and Toy Story 2 to theaters on Oct. 2, 2009, and Feb. 12, 2010, respectively, setting up the June 2010 arrival of Toy Story 3.
Clive Owen in Shoot 'Em Up courtesy New Line Cinema
DVD Tuesday A girl a gun a baby and Clive Owen careen through this sly meta-action movie romp in an exhilarating hail of bulletsWriter-director Michael Davis deliriously trashy mash-up of John Woo and Loony Toons was greeted by a mix of scathing denunciations and cluelessly slavering encomiums applauding its over-the-top excesses rare was the reviewer who deigned to notice its sly poignantly affectionate deconstruction of contemporary action-movie clichs Shoot Em Up tanked at the box office but I suspect its going to find its following on DVD where each and every knowingly audacious frame can be frozen and savored An itinerant carrot-chomping down-on-his-luck man with no name Clive Owen come on Mr Smith is not a name is waiting at a deserted big-city bus stop in the middle of a dark dark night when a hugely pregnant woman waddles by with a gun-toting thug in hot pursuit Smith intervenes you just know he once knew someone like her exc
Eureka - Season One box art courtesy Universal Studios
Wow, it's hard to believe the year is half-over, and coming months are the busiest time of the year <gulp>.Fans of tween dramas will enjoy picking up the 5th season of Degrassi: The Next Generation. I grew up watching the original, and I'm impressed by the new series; it's a quality show that allows teens to bring up topics with their parents or older siblings. That's not my "pick of the week" for July 3, but it's a very good set.My pick this week goes to the sci-fi series Eureka, from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. The 3-disc set includes all 12 episodes from the first season, along with commentary tracks, podcasts, deleted scenes, outtakes, mock infomercials, and webisodes. I've been waiting to see this ever since I was handed a cool 3D postcard for the show at Comic Con last year, and now I'll get a chance.July 3rd is also the release date for the first season of Chancer with Clive Owen. The 13 season 1 episodes are being released in a 4-disc set by Acorn Media. Fans...