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2008-10-03 00:00:15

By Guy Adams The new show from 'Lost' director JJ Abrams, a potent mix of weird science and skulduggery, will thrill Britain like it did America, says Guy Adams There are many ways to kick off a new television series, and very few of them will ever be completely original. But it's difficult to think of a screenwriter, living or otherwise, who has brazenly recycled an old dramatic device to quite the same effect as JJ Abrams. In 2004, the modish film-maker used an air crash to deposit...

2008-09-08 06:00:14

By Chuck Barney If J.J. Abrams drives a better car and lives in a bigger house than most of us, it's clearly because the man possesses an uncanny ability to concoct turbocharged, thrill-ride entertainment that sucks us in and holds us spellbound. (See: "Alias,""Lost,""Cloverfield.") There are a lot of deluded people in Hollywood who think they can pull that off, but, really, it's harder than it looks. And now it appears Abrams might have scored again with "Fringe," a creepy, mystifying...

2008-08-29 18:00:28

By MATT HURWITZ and LAURI NEFF At any given time, J.J. Abrams has an awful lot on his mind: He's the producer, writer and co-creator of ABC's hit series "Lost," and the writer and director of the return of "Star Trek" to the big screen. But apparently Abrams was not busy enough. Even before "Trek" went before the cameras last year, he was already at work creating his new Fox sci-fi series, "Fringe," which debuts 8 p.m. on Sept. 9. While Abrams is juggling post-production on "Trek"...

2008-08-20 00:00:27

By GREG HERNANDEZ Victor Garber is the rare performer who is so talented and versatile that he moves effortlessly between roles on television, in movies and on stage. He's portrayed both Jesus ("Godspell") and the Devil ("Damn Yankees"), been nominated for Tony Awards for both musicals and plays, played Jennifer Garner's dad for five seasons on "Alias" and Thomas Andrews in the 1997 film "Titanic." Victor, still youthful-looking at 59, is now a part of one of the most unique shows on...

2006-08-04 07:18:02

By Paul J. Gough NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - After what it calls a successful test under its belt, ABC is poised to relaunch its streaming video service in the fall with a tweaked broadband player and more shows available online for a shorter period of time per episode. The service will feature several more shows than the initial four, though ABC executives declined to discuss it until all the details were settled. Two of the shows in this year's test, "Alias" and "Commander in...

2006-05-23 21:37:57

By Paul J. Gough NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - Fox locked up the final Monday of the 2005-06 season with a win in the coveted adults 18-49 key demographic from the final two hours of "24." CBS ended the season in the same spot where it started in September, No. 1 for the night in total viewers thanks to good turnouts for the finales of "Two and a Half Men" and "CSI: Miami." The two-hour series closer of "Alias" did only modest business for ABC against the Fox-CBS firepower. The...

2006-05-12 04:51:35

By Gregg Kilday LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Was it the couch-jumping? The marketing? Some flaw in the movie itself? Ever since Paramount Pictures' "Mission: Impossible III" opened Friday to what most observers judged a disappointing three-day domestic gross of $47.7 million, the hunt has been on to explain the shortfall. One theory holds that as the third film in a series, "M:I-3" is simply experiencing franchise burnout. But the reality, as far as that notion goes, might be...

2005-12-01 18:31:48

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Alias" star Jennifer Garner has given birth to her first child, a daughter, with actor-husband Ben Affleck, US Weekly magazine reported on Thursday. A publicist for Garner, 33, could not immediately be reached for comment. Affleck's representative declined comment on the report. Us Weekly reported on its Web site that the birth came after doctors induced labor at a Los Angeles hospital on Wednesday night, a week before Garner's expected due date. The...

2005-11-23 20:45:00

LOS ANGELES -- "Alias," the ABC espionage drama starring Jennifer Garner as a sexy, globe-trotting secret agent, will end its prime-time run in May after five seasons on the air, the network said on Wednesday. No reason was given for bringing the series to a close, but the show has declined sharply in the ratings since moving to a tougher time slot on Thursdays this season opposite the CBS reality hit "Survivor: Guatemala." "Alias" also has undergone a creative make-over this season as...

2005-10-31 14:22:34

By Borys Kit LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Jennifer Garner is going on "Sabbatical." The "Alias" heroine will star in and produce the Disney erotic thriller, follows a couple that hits the doldrums in their seventh year of marriage. To inject some life into their union, they decide to take a two-week sabbatical from each other during which, within a set of rules, they can do whatever they want. When the wife returns to the agreed-upon meeting place two weeks later, however, she...


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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