Clifton Collins Jr. is joining the NBC drama The Event, a network rep confirms.
Collins — whose credits include the films Star Trek, Traffic and Capote — will play...
New releases announced June 22:
Rob Dyrdek's "Fantasy Factory - Season 1" will be coming out September 1
Fear Itself - The Complete 1st Season: Collector's Edition will be coming out September 15
Important Things with Demetri Martin - Season 1 will be coming out September 8
Nitro Circus - Season 1 will be coming out September 8
Rescue Me - Season 5, Volume 1 will be coming out September 1
True Jackson, VP - Season 1, Volume 1 will be coming out September 8
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Question: Can you please tell me if NBC'S Fear Itself has been cancelled, or if the remaining episodes will be shown at a later date.
Answer: The horror anthology hasn't been canceled but it certainly hasn't been renewed (and I'd think that unlikely). As for the remaining five episodes that were filmed but not aired, it's possible that they'll still be shown, but no word yet when or where. This is the kind of show that could very easily be dropped into the schedule if a hole opens up, but it's also quite clearly the kind of show that can just vanish without a trace ...
Question: Longtime reader of your columns, but this is my first time writing. I read your review of NBC's Fear Itself and have to agree with you — somewhat. The first episodes were nothing great (I may have liked them a little more than you), but I kept watching just because I like the format and knew, as with Showtime's Masters of Horror series, that there can be ups and downs. I agreed with your review that the first two segments left something to be desired, but the "Family Man" episode was a step in the right direction, and they keep improving. The latest, "Eater," featuring Elisabeth Moss (because of you, Mad Men has been added to my must-download... er, I mean must-legally purchase... list) was actually the most scary piece of television I've ever witnessed. The acting was top-notch, there was good amount of violence and gore, and I was on the edge of my seat most of the time. I just wanted to see if you had kept up with the show and if you agreed that it was improving.
A fine, deft episode, based on Peter Crowther's short story of the same name, and adapted by Richard Chizmar and Jonathan Schaech (who also recently wrote the screenplay for the feature-length adapation of Ed Gorman's novel The Poker Club). Cult favorite Stuart Gordon, probably still best known for Re-Animator, directed a fine, small cast headlined by Elisabeth Moss, most visible of late, inside greater or lesser degrees of padding, in Mad Men.A rather simple storyline: A particularly vile and prolific mass muderer, known for quickly killing his male victims and slowly cutting parts from his female victims and essentially eating them alive over the course of days or weeks, is delivered to a rundown Louisiana police precinct to be held overnight in their lockup. The sergeant in charge details two veteran patrolmen and a "boot," a rookie still in her probationary period, as the graveyard shift to stay with the "Eater." One of the veteran cops is openly contemptuous of young Officer ...