Monday, January 14, 2013

Stephen King's 'Under the Dome' Gets CBS Premiere Date

CBS announced Saturday that Stephen King's "Under the Dome," a 13-part serialized drama about a small town in Maine trapped under a giant dome, will premiere Monday, June 24.

CBS will give the series some high-profile advertising by airing promos during the Super Bowl, CBS entertainment chief Nina Tassler said. The show was one of several, including "Unforgettable," to have its summer premiere date announced on Saturday.

The series is based on King's novel of the same name and produced by Steven Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment. "Lost" writer Brian K. Vaughn, who also wrote the celebrated comic book "Y: The Last Man," is scripting.

In a preview shown to reporters at the Television Critics Association winter press tour Saturday, King described scenes in which a plane crashes into the dome as it suddenly appears over the town. Plane and body parts fall to the ground. As scarcity sets in, the story explores how people deal with diminishing resources. The dome brings out the best in some and the worst in others.

In other premiere announcements, CBS said a new reality competition based on the British hit "The Great British Bake Off" will debut Wednesday, May 29. "Big Brother" will get an earlier-than-usual start, premiering June 26. "Unforgettable," which will take over the time slot of "The Good Wife," will begin its second season on Sunday, July 28.

Here is CBS' summer lineup, as provided by the network:

CBS Wednesday, Effective May 29

8:00-9:00 PM              UNTITLED BAKING SERIES (Premiere)

9:00-10:00 PM            CRIMINAL MINDS


CBS Monday, Effective June 24

8:00-8:30 PM              HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER

8:30-9:00 PM              RULES OF ENGAGEMENT

9:00-9:30 PM              2 BROKE GIRLS

9:30-10:00 PM            MIKE & MOLLY

10:00-11:00 PM          UNDER THE DOME (Premiere)

CBS Wednesday, Effective June 26

8:00-9:00 PM              UNTITLED BAKING SERIES

9:00-10:00 PM            BIG BROTHER (Season Premiere)


CBS Sunday, Effective June 30

7:00-8:00 PM              60 MINUTES

8:00-9:00 PM              BIG BROTHER (Premiere)

9:00-10:00 PM            THE GOOD WIFE

10:00-11:00 PM          THE MENTALIST

CBS Tuesday, Effective July 2

8:00-9:00 PM              NCIS

9:00-10:00 PM            BIG BROTHER (Premiere)

10:00-11:00 PM          NCIS: LOS ANGELES

CBS Wednesday, Effective July 17

8:00-9:00 PM              BIG BROTHER (New Time Period)

9:00-10:00 PM            CRIMINAL MINDS


CBS Sunday, Effective July 28

7:00-8:00 PM              60 MINUTES

8:00-9:00 PM              BIG BROTHER

9:00-10:00 PM            UNFORGETTABLE (Premiere)

10:00-11:00 PM          THE MENTALIST


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New Hunger Games 2,Catching Fire Movie Pic Shows Katniss & Gale Action On Set

New Hunger Games 2,Catching Fire movie pic shows Katniss & Gale action on set. Recently,Entertainment Weekly dropped this new,official,set/movie photo for the upcoming "Catching Fire" action/drama flick,and it gives us a new look at main starlet Jennifer Lawrence aka Katniss Everdeen and Liam Hemsworth aka Gale Hawthorne,kicking it with director Francis Lawrence while filming a scene. The movie stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Lenny Kravitz, Elizabeth Banks, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland, Toby Jones, Woody Harrelson, Jena Malone, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amanda Plummer, Lynn Cohen, Patrick St. Esprit, Meta Golding, Bruno Gunn, Alan Ritchson, E. Roger Mitchell, Maria Howell, Stephanie Leigh Schlund, and Sam Claflin. In the new movie, Katniss and Peeta will battle it out for their lives again when President Snow prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games aka The Quarter Quell, which is a competition that could change Panem forever. It hits theaters on November 22nd,2013. Stay tuned.

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Independent Box Office: 'Amour' Starts Oscar Bouncing

Michael Haneke's French import "Amour," which last week earned five Oscar nominations including Best Picture, cashed in at the box office this weekend.

Sony Pictures Classics expanded "Amour" from three to 15 screens and took in $270,575, a strong $18,038 per-location average.

Also read: 'Zero Dark Thirty' Turns Political Firestorm Into $24M Box-Office Triumph

The plan is to expand "Amour" into 40 theaters next weekend and into around 200 by the end of the month, Sony Pictures Classics told TheWrap Sunday.

The inclusion of "Amour" on the Best Picture list was a surprise. A foreign film finalist too, it is one of a handful of non-English-language films ever nominated for the Best Picture Oscar. It's a unflinching look at old age, and stars Emmanuelle Riva and Jean-Louis Trintignant as a loving Parisian couple whose world is shattered by the wife's serious illness.

Also read: 'Les Miz' Opening Is Universal's Best-Ever in the U.K.

The Weinstein Company's "Quartet," Dustin Hoffman's directing debut starring Maggie Smith, was the only specialty opening of the week. It debuted on two screens and brought in $50,033, or $25,017 per theater in its first outing.

Summit Entertainment expanded its tsunami survival saga "The Impossible" from 572 theaters to 808 and took in $2.5 million. Its overall gross after four weeks in release in the U.S. is $6.8 million, but it has grossed more than $89 million overseas, including $53 million from Spain.



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An open letter to Baby Kimye: let me show you the world you're set to enter


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Kate Middleton’s First Official Portrait Revealed

(PCM) The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited the National Portrait Gallery on Friday for the unveiling of Kate’s first official portrait.

The painting was done by award-winning artist Paul Emsley. He painted the Duchess against a black background with her hair framing her face and a closed mouth smile.

Emsley said Kate wanted “to convey her natural self as opposed to her official self.”

Kate sat for Emsley twice, once in May and once in June. It took him 3 1/2 months to paint the portrait from photos he took of the Duchess.

“I thought it was brilliant,” Kate said of the painting.

William liked the portrait as well saying, “It’s absolutely beautiful.”

The royal couple was pleased with the painting, but it is receiving some not so positive critiques from the public.

What do you think of Kate’s portrait?


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'Struck by Lightning' Review: Chris Colfer's Coming-of-Age Comedy Not Just for Gleeks

Want to feel like a layabout and as if you're already way behind schedule in your life?

At just 22 years of age, Chris Colfer has starred in a TV series, "Glee," for the past four seasons, winning a Golden Globe award and two Emmy nominations for his performance in the breakout role of gay high-school chorister Kurt Hummel.

Now Colfer has written a movie and stars in it and -- here's where the rest of us can start feeling like slackers -- "Struck by Lightning" is smart, amusing, modestly scaled and will appeal to a wider audience than just Gleeks who adore Colfer and the Fox series.

Borrowing a page from "Sunset Boulevard," Colfer begins his slight coming-of-age comedy by letting us know that his character, 17-year old Carson Phillips, is already dead. Carson, a high-school senior with literary ambitions, departs this earth thanks to lightning bolt that strikes his car.

The rest of the movie is an extended flashback to his final year of high school, during which Carson, an outcast, starts a literary journal, hoping his effort will impress the admissions committee at a fancy college sufficiently to approve his application.

The problem? None of his classmates want to contribute. Carson gets around this hurdle by digging up enough dirt to blackmail many of the school's more popular kids -- a jock, cheerleader and goth girl -- into joining his endeavor.

The comedy, directed by Brian Dannelly (Showtime's "Weeds"), sometimes gets more complicated than it needs to be and often feels a wee bit smug, but on the whole this is a promising first effort.

The supporting cast, which includes Rebel Wilson as Carson's best friend, Allison Janney as his out-of-it single mother, Dermot Mulroney as his absent father and Christina Hendricks as dad's new wife, all provide solid support, with Wilson, a skilled clown, earning the lion's share of the laughs.

The 84-minute movie opens in theaters in New York and Los Angeles and several other cities on Friday. It has been available on VOD since Dec. 19.


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