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I can’t wait to see where we go from last issue’s cliffhanger ending (spoilers) that saw someone or something in Gile’s body claiming to know a lot about resurrection. Whether this twist is a good or bad thing for Angel’s quest to revive the former watcher is anyone’s guess. More to talk about after the description…

Angel and Faith #17
Official Description:
Longtime nemesis Ethan Rayne has set the final piece of Giles’s soul practically in Angel’s lap. To complicate things further, the loss of a Slayer has sent Nadira and her group into the fray with their sights set on Angel now more than ever! Coincides with events in Buffy Season 9.

The last time we saw Gile’s friend turned foe was in Dark Horse Comic’ s Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8 where he helped Buffy and seemingly died in the process. Could the villain have found a way to save himself through Gile’s corpse? It should be interesting to see how this plays out and even more so how it connections to the current storyline that is running through Buffy (spoilers– where Angel’s former love is face to face with Illyria).

The issue went on sale last week from Dark Horse Comics, but I’m a little backed up due to the Holiday (who isn’t?). The issue is from Christos Gage and artist Rebekah Isaacs and “executive producer” Joss Whedon.


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In the last Pit column we talked about some movie news, including Ghostbusters 3, the next Muppets adventure, and FOX’s upcoming reboot of Marvel Comic’s Fantastic Four. Today lets look at some television news bits.

Lets start with a show that has been breaking Cable ratings records left and right, the AMC zombie horror series The Walking Dead. The show had it’s Mid-Season finale and left us with a reunion and a cliffhanger to keep us on our toes until it is back on the air come February 10th. The network will also be giving us something pretty cool to chew on starting on February 14th; an encore presentation of the first and second season of the show broadcast is beautiful black and white- just like the comic the show is based on. AMC previously did this with just the pilot, but it will be pretty awesome to see more episodes in a style that is close to the comic book. Speaking about the comic (spoilers), this past week issue #105 hit stands and sees Carl across enemy lines after confronting Neegan last issue. The official description for the issue is short and to the point, “Sing me a song.” Will Carl live through this?

Cult fan favorite Gillian Anderson will be returning to television after a ten year break. The X-Files star will be joining NBC’s upcoming prequel to the Hannibal series of books for an undetermined amount of episodes. She joins Mads Mikkelsen, who portrays the title character made famous by Anthony Hopkins, and Hugh Dancy who steps in as FBI agent Will Graham, who was expertly portrayed by William Petersen in  Michael Mann’s Manhunter and later by Edward Norton in Brett Ratner’s sub-par Red Dragon. Anderson’s character will get to look into just what makes Hannibal tick as she is described as “Dr. Lecter’s personal psychiatrist” by Bryan Fuller, the creator of the new series. Fuller is the man behind Dead Like Me, Wonderfalls, and Pushing Daisies. Most recently he tried to revive/reboot the Munsters with Mockingbird Lane.

After failing hard last year with H8R and more recently having mediocre results with the musical chairs inspired game show Oh Sit! (which was renewed for a second season), The CW is getting back into the reality game with two new shows; The Hunt and Perfect Score. The Hunt is the CW’s attempt at building their own version of Survivor meets The Hunger Games. They describe the show as an “intense wilderness competition” that sees twelve teams of two players facing off in games to test their survival skills and endurance.  The second new show, Perfect Score,is a dating game show that gives players the chance to win cash prizes if they are able to identify their “perfect match”. Neither show has a premiere date. On the narrative side, The CW also has a young Wonder Woman series tentatively titled Amazon in the works as a complement to Arrow. In the very least you need to give props to the Network for keeping their slate fresh and with a lot of variety.

Yesterday the 19th Annual SAG Award nominations were announced and today we have the 2013 Golden Globes nominations. There are some very noticeable differences between the two awards. Check them out…

Best Picture Drama

  • Argo
  • Django Unchained
  • Life of Pi
  • Lincoln
  • Zero Dark Thirty

Best Picture Musical or Comedy

  • The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
  • Les Misérables
  • Moonrise Kindgom
  • Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
  • Silver Linings Playbook

Best Director

  • Ben Affleck, Argo
  • Steven Spielberg, Lincoln
  • Kathryn Bigelow, Zero Dark Thirty
  • Ang Lee, Life of Pi
  • Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained

Best Actor Drama

  • Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
  • Richard Gere, Arbitrage
  • John Hawkes, The Sessions
  • Joaquin Phoenix, The Master
  • Denzel Washington, Flight

Best Actress Drama

  • Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty
  • Naomi Watts, The Impossible
  • Marion Cotillard, Rust and Bone
  • Helen Mirren, Hitchcock
  • Rachel Weisz, The Deep Blue Sea

Best Actor Musical or Comedy

  • Jack Black, Bernie
  • Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook
  • Hugh Jackman, Les Misérables
  • Ewan MCGregor, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
  • Bill Murray, Hyde Park on Hudson

Best Actress Musical or Comedy

  • Emily Blunt, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
  • Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
  • Judi Dench, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
  • Meryl Streep, Hope Springs
  • Maggie Smith, Quartet

Best Supporting Actress

  • Amy Adams, The Master
  • Sally Field, Lincoln
  • Helen Hunt, The Sessions
  • Anne Hathaway, Les Misérables
  • Nicole Kidman, The Paperboy

Best Supporting Actor

  • Alan Arkin, Argo
  • Leonardo DiCaprio, Django Unchained
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master
  • Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln
  • Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained

Best Screenplay

  • Mark Boal, Zero Dark Thirty
  • Tony Kushner, Lincoln
  • David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook
  • Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained
  • Chris Terrio, Argo

Best Original Score

  • Dario Marianelli, Anna Karenina
  • Alexandre Desplat, Argo
  • Tom Tykwer, Johnny Klimet & Reinhold Heil, Cloud Atlas
  • Michael Danna, Life of Pi
  • John Williams, Lincoln

Best Original Song

  • For You from Act of Valor
  • Not Running Anymore from Stand Up Guys
  • Safe and Sound from The Hunger Games
  • Suddenly from Les Misérables
  • Skyfall from Skyfall

Best Foreign Language Film

  • Amour
  • A Royal Affair
  • The Intouchables
  • Kon-Tiki
  • Rust and Bone

Best Animated Feature

  • Rise of the Guardians
  • Brave
  • Frankenweenie
  • Hotel Transylvania
  • Wreck-It Ralph

Cecil B DeMille Award

  • Jodie Foster

Best Television Drama

  • Breaking Bad
  • Boardwalk Empire
  • Downton Abbey
  • Homeland
  • The Newsroom

Best Television Comedy or Musical

  • The Big Bang Theory
  • Episodes
  • Girls
  • Modern Family
  • Smash

Best Miniseries or Television Movie

  • Game Change
  • The Girl
  • Hatfields & McCoys
  • The Hour
  • Political Animals

Best Actress Television Drama

  • Connie Britton, Nashville
  • Glenn Close, Damages
  • Claire Danes, Homeland
  • Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey
  • Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife

Best Actor Television Drama

  • Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
  • Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
  • Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom
  • Jon Hamm, Mad Men
  • Damian Lewis, Homeland

Best Actress Television Comedy Or Musical

  • Zooey Deschanel, New Girl
  • Lena Dunham, Girls
  • Tina Fey, 30 Rock
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
  • Amy Poehler, Parks And Recreation

Best Actor Television Comedy Or Musical

  • Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
  • Don Cheadle, House of Lies
  • Louis CK, Louis
  • Matt LeBlanc, Episodes
  • Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

Best Actress Mini-series or TV Movie

  • Nicole Kidman, Hemingway and Gellhorn
  • Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Asylum
  • Sienna Miller, The Girl
  • Julianne Moore, Game Change
  • Sigourney Weaver, Political Animals

Best Actor Mini-Series or TV Movie

  • Kevin Costner, Hatfields and McCoys
  • Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock
  • Woody Harrelson, Game Change
  • Toby Jones, The Girl
  • Clive Owen, Hemingway and Gellhorn

Best Supporting Actress Series, Mini-Series or TV Movie

  • Hayden Panettiere, Nashville
  • Archie Panjabi, The Good Wife
  • Sarah Paulson, Game Change
  • Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
  • Sofia Vergara, Modern Family

Best Supporting Actor Series, Mini-Series or TV Movie

  • Max Greenfield, New Girl
  • Ed Harris, Game Change
  • Danny Huston, Magic City
  • Mandy Patinkin, Homeland
  • Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family

We have about a month until we learn the Academy Award nominations.

Between Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel & Faith, Spike, and Willow we’ve had a new Buffy universe title every week and that will be continuing a little bit longer. Today, Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 9 #16 hit stands from Dark Horse Comics, writer Andrew Chambliss, artist Georges Jeanty and as always “executive produced” by Joss Whedon.

After a two-parter, “Billy the Vampire Slayer” that introduced a new supporting character, we are moving on to “Welcome to the Team” which looks to be bringing Xander and Dawn back to the forefront. The two characters have taken a back seat for much of the current season. The new storyline also looks to be joining the Scooby Gang with the SFPD for some Zompire hunting. For those coming into Season 9 late, (spoilers!) ever since Buffy broke the seed at the end of season 8 and ended magic in our realm, newly sired vampires aren’t quite right. They are just as much a zombie as they are a vampire and their numbers are growing by the day.

To make this issue even more excited, it is promising an appearance by an “ancient demon from her former lover’s past”. There is one particular “ancient demon” that was hanging out with two of Buffy’s former lovers who I’d love to see return to the fold. I’m not going to name names, but I’ll be making a trip to the comic store tonight to see if I’m right or not.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 9 #16
Official Description: Buffy takes on the zompire epidemic in San Francisco with new allies, the SFPD and Billy the Vampire Slayer! Just as Buffy finds contentment in her life, she’s torn from routine battle and forced to confront an ancient demon from her former lover’s past!

The issue is already out… go get it already. Also hitting stands today from Dark Horse Comics is Billy the Kid’s Old Timey Oddities and the Orm of Loch Ness #3, Conan the Barbarian #11, The Creep #4, and To Hell You Ride #1, among others.


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Posted on December 12th, 2012 by ThePit | Leave a Comment
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Christmas has come early! Sure, we have known for a while that Netflix swooped in (after a very long wait for fans who never gave up on the show) and revived Arrested Development for a 10 episode forth season. But now we have word that the season will be expanding by as many as five additional episodes.

Deadline Hollywood broke the news, saying that production has paused as writer/creator Mitch Hurwitz is working on the adapting the original season idea for the additional episodes. Originally, the plan was that each episode would focus on a different member of the Bluth family to catch audiences up with them in time for a big screen version of the show. By the time the series began shooting word was leaked that Hurwitz abandoned the idea of the episodes focusing on single characters and that the new season would match the format of the original series.

All of the episodes are expected to be released in the same day come Spring. All of the main players are back, including Jason Bateman, Portia de Rossi, David Cross, Will Arnett, Alia Shawkat, Tony Hale, Jeffrey Tambor, Jessica Walter, Michael Cera, and Ron Howard as the Narrator.  Announced guest stars include Mad Men’s John Slattery, along with other newcomers to the series Isla Fisher and Terry Crews, and returning guest stars Mae Whitman, Scott Baio, Henry Winkler, Judy Greer, and Liza Minnelli.

Do you have Netflix and are excited for the new season of Arrested Development? Will you be getting Netflix just for the new season?

It is that time of the year again! Awards season is upon us. Today, the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations were revealed. Tomorrow we’ll find out the Golden Globe nominees. Lets take a look at the movies and television shows that SAG is honoring:

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A CAST IN A MOTION PICTURE

  • Argo
  • The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
  • Les Misérables
  • Lincoln
  • Silver Linings Playbook

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY AN ENSEMBLE IN A DRAMA SERIES

  • Boardwalk Empire
  • Breaking Bad
  • Downton Abbey
  • Homeland
  • Mad Men

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY AN ENSEMBLE IN A COMEDY SERIES

  • 30 Rock
  • The Big Bang Theory
  • Glee
  • Modern Family
  • Nurse Jackie
  • The Office

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A MALE ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

  • Bradley Cooper (Pat), Silver Linings Playbook
  • Daniel Day-Lewis (Abraham Lincoln), Lincoln
  • John Hawkes (Mark), The Sessions
  • Hugh Jackman (Jean Valjean), Les Misérables
  • Denzel Washington (Whip), Flight

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A FEMALE ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

  • Jessica Chastain (Maya), Zero Dark Thirty
  • Marion Cotillard (Stephanie), Rust and Bone
  • Jennifer Lawrence (Tiffany), Silver Linings Playbook
  • Helen Mirren (Alma Reville), Hitchcock
  • Naomi Watts (Maria), The Impossible

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A MALE ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

  • Alan Arkin (Lester Siegel), Argo
  • Javier Bardem (Silva), Skyfall
  • Robert De Niro (Pat Sr), Silver Linings Playbook
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman (Lancaster Dodd), The Master
  • Tommy Lee Jones (Thaddeus Stevens), Lincoln

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A FEMALE ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

  • Sally Field (Mary Todd Lincoln), Lincoln
  • Anne Hathaway (Fantine), Les Misérables
  • Helen Hunt (Cheryl), The Sessions
  • Nicole Kidman (Charlotte), The Paperboy
  • Maggie Smith (Muriel Donnelly), The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A MALE ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

  • Steve Buscemi (Nucky), Boardwalk Empire
  • Bryan Cranston (Walter White), Breaking Bad
  • Jeff Daniels (Will McAvoy), The Newsroom
  • Jon Hamm (Don Draper), Mad Men
  • Damian Lewis (Brody), Homeland

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A FEMALE ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

  • Claire Danes (Carrie Mathison), Homeland
  • Michelle Dockery (Lady Mary Crawley), Downton Abbey
  • Jessica Lange (Sister Jude), American Horror Story: Asylum
  • Julianna Margulies (Alicia Florrick), The Good Wife
  • Maggie Smith (Violet), Downton Abbey

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A MALE ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES

  • Alec Baldwin (Jack Donaghy), 30 Rock
  • Ty Burrell (Phil Dunphy), Modern Family
  • Louis C.K. (Louie), Louie
  • Jim Parsons (Sheldon Cooper), The Big Bang Theory
  • Eric Stonestreet (Cameron Tucker), Modern Family

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A FEMALE ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES

  • Edie Falco (Jackie Peyton), Nurse Jackie
  • Tina Fey (Liz Lemon), 30 Rock
  • Amy Poehler (Leslie Knope), Parks and Recreation
  • Sofia Vergara (Gloria), Modern Family
  • Betty White (Elka), Hot in Cleveland

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TV MOVIE/MINISERIES

  • Kevin Costner (Devil Anse Hatfield), Hatfields & McCoys
  • Woody Harrelson (Steve Schmidt), Game Change
  • Ed Harris (John McCain), Game Change
  • Clive Owen (Ernest Hemingway), Hemingway & Gellhorn
  • Bill Paxton (Randall McCoy), Hatfields & McCoys

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TV MOVIE/MINISERIES

  • Nicole Kidman (Martha Gellhorn), Hemingway & Gellhorn
  • Julianne Moore (Sarah Palin), Game Change
  • Charlotte Rampling (Eva Delectorskaya), Restless
  • Sigourney Weaver (Elaine Barrish Hammond), Political Animals
  • Alfre Woodard (Ouiser), Steel Magnolias

OUTSTANDING STUNT ENSEMBLE IN A MOTION PICTURE

  • The Amazing Spider-Man
  • The Bourne Legacy
  • The Dark Knight Rises
  • Les Misérables
  • Skyfall

OUTSTANDING STUNT ENSEMBLE IN A TELEVISION SERIES

  • Boardwalk Empire
  • Breaking Bad
  • Game of Thrones
  • Sons of Anarchy
  • The Walking Dead

Leave a comment with your predictions! Tomorrow the Golden Globe nominations will be posted and we’ll have them up in the afternoon. Stay tuned!

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Welcome to our all new version of The Pit, where we are hoping to share news on a more daily basis. We’ll mix it up day by day and shed the spotlight on different areas of Entertainment, including movies, television, comics, books, music, etc. Today we’ll take a look at some recent Movie News.

Who ya gonna call? Apparently not Bill Murray. The beloved comic actor has turned down the deal to reprise the role of Peter Venkman in the second sequel to the Ghostbusters. Esquire was kind enough to get us an update on the project from Dan Aykroyd, who is still working hard to get the project off the ground regardless that it has been 20 years since they fought Vigo with the assistance of the Statue of Liberty.

Aykroyd told the publication; “…we have a story and a draft that everybody seems to agree would make the third movie. At this point, I think we’re closer than we ever have been.” One of the reasons they are closer to production is that Murray has “abrogated his rights” by turned down the project three times. He doesn’t have veto power over the movie anymore. As much as I’d love to see Murray join Aykroyd, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson in the jumpsuits hunting down ghosts I’d love it just as much for them to finally move on without him. Make Ghostbusters 3, pass the torch to the next generation of Ghostbusters and keep this series alive far into the future. There is so much wasted potential here.

Modern Family funny man Ty Burrell has joined the cast of the upcoming sequel to last years disappointing musical comedy The Muppets. James Bobin is returning to direct the movie and co-wrote the screenplay with Nicholas Stoller, who co-penned the original and has written movies such as Fun with Dick and Jane, Yes Man, Get Him to the Greek, and The Five-Year Engagement.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Burrell will be portraying an Interpol inspector as the Muppets leave Hollywood for Europe (and I’m assuming hijinks ensues). There is no word on who will be co-starring in the other not puppet roles, but Jason Segel, the star of the last flick, will not be returning. There is no word if Walter, the newest Muppet who has uncanny whistling abilities, will be back or if he packed his bags along with Segel. No matter what, I think this follow up with be more enjoyable than 2011 film. Casting Burrell is a big step in the right direction.

It wasn’t bad enough that fox got to screw up the Fantastic Four movie franchise over two sub-par films by Tim Story, but they are getting their chance to do it again. The studio has announced a March 6, 2015 release date for a reboot of the Marvel Comic series.

Handling the directing duties is Josh Trank, the man behind the found footage superhero movie Chronicle. the movie was a great effort, but for me it doesn’t show that he is ready for a property like Fantastic Four. The 27 years old director has just one feature under his belt along with a couple episodes of The Kill Point, a short lived action drama that starred Donnie Wahlberg and John Leguizamo. They will need to knock the casting out of the park to get my attention, otherwise I’m counting the years until the property rights revert back to Marvel Studios.

Excited for Ghostbusters 3, another Muppets, or the Fantastic Four reboot? Let us know in the comments or on our Facebook page!

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