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Today in Soap Opera History (February 14)

2008: All My Children's Greg and Jenny married.

1986: Another World's Felicia and Zane tied the knot.

1991: Guiding Light's Beth and Phillip were finally married.

2002: Atwt's Nancy felt her late husband's presence in a special Valentine's Day episode."History speaks to artists. It changes the artist's thinking and is constantly reshaping it into d ifferent and unexpected images."

Anselm Kiefer

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

On this date in...

1967: On Peyton Place, Chris began a new journey, gunfire brought police to the Webber house, and Constance made plans with Edward.

1975: On Another World, Mackenzie Cory (Douglass Watson) married Rachel Davis Matthews Clark Frame (Victoria Wyndham) at Mac's New York City townhouse.
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‘The Marine 6: Close Quarters’ DVD Review

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Stars: Mike ‘The Miz’ Mizanin, Shawn Michaels, Becky Lynch, Louisa Connolly-Burnham, Terence Maynard, Tim Woodward, Martyn Ford, Anna Demetriou, Michael Higgs, Daniel Adegboyega, Alec Newman, Hester Ruoff | Written by Craig Walendziak | Directed by James Nunn

WWE superstar The Miz and director James Nunn re-team for the sixth entry in the Marine franchise, filmed right here in the UK (though you’d be hard-pressed to tell thanks to some impressive set design), The Marine 6: Close Quarters.

This time round The Miz’s titular character, Jake Carter, teams with another WWE superstar, Shawn Michaels, who also plays a former Marine and Carter’s former Co, Luke Trapper. Stumbling across a terrorist plot (as one does) in a disused Oregon Brewery-turned squatters apartment block, the pair join forces to rescue a kidnapped girl (Louisa Connolly-Burnham) from a gang of international criminals, led by Maddy Hayes (Becky Lynch).

Full disclosure: I’m a
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Today in Soap Opera History (February 14)

1986: Aw's Felicia married Zane. 1991: Gl's Beth and Phillip

were finally married. 2002: Atwt's Nancy felt her late

husband's presence in a special Valentine's Day episode.

2008: Singer Pat Benatar visited Y&R."Whoever wishes to foresee the future must consult the past; for human events ever resemble those of preceding times. This arises from the fact that they are produced by men who ever have been, and ever shall be, animated by the same passions, and thus they necessarily have the same results."

― Machiavelli

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

On this date in...

1967: On Peyton Place, Chris began a new journey, gunfire brought police to the Webber house, and Constance made plans with Edward.
See full article at We Love Soaps »

Wizards Vs Aliens series 2 launch report

Feature James Peaty 28 Oct 2013 - 06:44

Starting today on Cbbc, James reports back from the second series launch of Russell T Davies and Phil Ford's Wizards Vs Aliens...

Despite its undoubted behind-the-scenes pedigree, it would be fair to suggest that Russell T Davies and Phil Ford’s Wizards vs Aliens struggled to find its feet during its maiden series on Cbbc last year.

Weighed down by a far heavier expositional burden than the team’s previous effort, The Sarah Jane Adventures, ever had to contend with, it wasn’t until the final weeks of its first run that WvA truly seemed to find its feet and deliver satisfying and compelling stories in its own right.

However, despite the show finally managing to deliver on its obvious potential the question remained: would WvA’s second season be able to maintain that progress? While it’s too early to deliver a definitive answer,
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Wizards Vs Aliens returns this autumn

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Cbbc’s Wizards Vs Aliens returns for a second action-packed series this autumn in an extended 14-episode run.

The magical sci-fi series, which was created by Russell T Davies and Phil Ford (The Sarah Jane Adventures, Doctor Who), stars Scott Haran (represented by Robert Kelly Associates) as 16-year-old wizard Tom Clarke and Percelle Ascott (represented by Sainou) as his scientific friend Benny who attempt to stop the Nekross from creating big trouble for all of wizardkind.

A fast-paced adventure full of danger, fun and friendship, the second series of Wizards Vs Aliens follows Tom and Benny’s journey as they meet new Aliens, new Wizards, and face their greatest challenges so far. With the Nekross threatening their most powerful attacks yet, it’s more important than ever that Tom and Benny work together to ensure the survival of both wizardkind and the Earth.

Russell T Davies, creator and executive producer of the show,
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Doctor Who Team Bringing The U.S. Wizards Vs. Aliens

Doctor Who's Russell T. Davies and Phil Ford have a new series coming to the U.S. on the Hub Network called Wizards Vs. Aliens. It's set to debut this Saturday with a two-part episode at 7:00 and 7:30 p.m. Et. After that, new episodes will air at 7:30 p.m. Et on Saturdays.

The series "centers on a 16-year-old wizard (Scott HaranUpstairs Downstairs) and his best friend (Percelle Ascott, Mandem on the Wall) who embark on a dark crusade to save the world against Nekross, an alien race determined to drain the world of magic. The show also stars Annette Badland (Doctor Who), Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones), Michael Higgs (EastEnders), Jefferson Hall (Vikings), and Tim Rose (Star Wars), among others."

Sounds like a really fun show that I can watch with the kids. The series has already been going strong in the U.K., where
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Movie Review - Beat Girl (2013)

Beat Girl, 2013.

Directed by Mairtin de Barra.

Starring Louise Dylan, Percelle Ascott, Michael Higgs, Miles Richardson.

Synopsis:

Heather (Louise Dylan) is a training to be a classical piano player and to get into Juilliard. Her mother has recently died and she has to live with her estranged Father (Michael Higgs) and step brother (Percelle Ascott). Her dream begins to fall to pieces when Juilliard doesn’t offer her a scholarship. Her love of music takes her into the world of DJ-ing and dance music, where she becomes stuck between this new world and her audition for Julliard.

Before I go any further I do not want to upset anybody starring, filming, editing, and/or knowing someone who is in the film. I will give those listed a giant fib of a review and tell you it was great. Now go on, off you go with that happy fib.

Now those people here for the review,
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First look at Wizards Vs Aliens

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Earlier this month, Screenterrier reported on the casting of two young newcomers Scott Haran and Percelle Ascott in Cbbc’s new action adventure drama, created by Russell T Davies and Phil Ford (The Sarah Jane Adventures, Doctor Who), Wizards Vs Aliens.

And now here's a first look at Scott as Tom Clarke, and Percelle as Benny Sherwood.

Wizards Vs Aliens brings magic and sci-fi together to tell an epic tale. Aliens are intent of devouring all the magic on Earth - one 16-year-old boy stands in their way.

Tom Clarke is a seemingly ordinary boy who loves football. He lives with his dad Michael and grandmother Ursula in an ordinary house in an ordinary street - but there’s something different about Tom. He has an astonishing secret - his family are Wizards! When the alien Nekross arrive on Earth hungry for magic, there’s big, big trouble in store for all wizardkind.
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Exclusive: Assassination Games DVD Clip!

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Exclusive: Assassination Games DVD Clip!
Jean-Claude Van Damme and Scott Adkins star in the heart-pounding thriller Assassination Games, on DVD September 6th. Directed by Ernie Barbarash, this intense story finds two contract killers teaming up to take down a cold blooded drug dealer. We have an exclusive clip from the movie, which you can check out below.

Click to watch Exclusive: Check Mate!

Brazil (Jean-Claude Van Damme) is a contract killer, willing to take any job if the price is right. Flint (Scott Adkins) left the assassin game when a ruthless drug dealer's brutal attack left his wife in a coma. When a contract is put out on the cold-blooded drug dealer, both Brazil and Flint want him dead - one for the money, the other for revenge. With crooked Interpol agents and vicious members of the criminal underworld hot on their trail, these two assassins reluctantly join forces to quickly take out their target before they themselves are terminated.
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Assassination Games Movie Review

Assassination Games Movie Review
Title: Assassination Games Director: Ernie Barbarash Starring: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Scott Adkins, Kevin Chapman, Ivan Kaye, Andrew French, Serban Celea, Michael Higgs, Kristopher Van Varenberg, Bianca Van Varenberg If or when extraterrestrial aliens ever dissect the full and complete library of our entertainment options, they will surely be somewhat puzzled by our fixation, per capita, on lawyers, ER doctors and hitmen. Murder, of course, in theory represents the ultimate in dramatic stakes, but given the genre preoccupation with for-hire killings, one could be forgiven, from the outside looking in, for thinking this was a growth sector with no tangible ceiling. The latest movie to till this earth is Assassination Games, the first action entry...
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Exclusive: Assassination Games Clip Starring Jean-Claude Van Damme

Exclusive: Assassination Games Clip Starring Jean-Claude Van Damme
Ernie Barbarash directs Jean-Claude Van Damme and Scott Adkins in the explosive new thriller Assassination Games, which finds two assassins teaming up to eliminate a common enemy before they become targets themselves. We have an exclusive look at this roaring action flick, which opens in select theaters this Friday, July 29th. Check out Jean-Claude Van Damme and Scott Adkins as they make love to a gun in the video below, then check for a list of participating theaters.

Click to watch Exclusive: Foiled!

Click to watch Assassination Games Trailer!

Assassination Games is set to open this Friday in Michigan at the Emagine 18 - Canton, Minnesota's Mall of America 14 - Bloomington, North Carolina's Movies@CrownPoint 12 - Charlotte, Raleigh Grand 16 - Raleigh, Carolina Asheville 14 - Asheville, Texas' Lake Worth Movies 14 - Lake Worth, Starplex Creekside Cinemas 14 - New Braunfels, Starplex Corpus Christi Stadium 16 - Corpus Christi, Starplex Galaxy 16 - Waco, and Florida's Palace 18 - Miami.
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TV Review: Frankenstein’S Wedding; the Creature’s alive, but the live drama’s dead

There’s a sudden appetite for Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” to become a transmedia spectacle. Filmmaker Danny Boyle is currently directing an adaptation of the classic Victorian novel for the National Theatre (with Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller alternating roles as Frankenstein and his Creature), which was also broadcast to selected cinemas around the world. And last night, BBC3 delivered the horror-musical Frankenstein’s Wedding (a modern spin on Shelley’s masterpiece), which went out live to the nation from Leeds’ Kirkstall Abbey, where 12,000 people had gathered to be part of the performance.

There was ambition to Frankenstein’s Wedding, that much is definitely true, but this live 80-minute spectacle was a mostly laborious and underwhelming flop. A great idea, but the execution didn’t fulfill its promise. Opening on Kirkstall Abbey (after a weird intro from DJ Reggie Yates) the live audience were playing the wedding guests for
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