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Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Neverwhere, Movie Gallery, Criminal Minds, Hotel for Dogs, Medium, Mike Fright, Comic Previews


After seeing "Stardust" on Sunday (a film that deserves much larger Box Office than it is getting) it was interesting to hear that Neil Gaiman has announced to MTV that director David Slade will be directing "Neverwhere." Gaiman said that Slade will be working off the script he wrote back in 2000 for the project. He said: "They're using my script from 2000, and they want me to polish it up a bit." The same work became a UK mini-series back in 1996.

Movie Gallery

Home Media Retail magazine says that Movie Gallery, the country's second-largest video rental chain, could go belly-up on Tuesday when it is to disclose its inability to meet loans and creditors begin foreclosure proceedings. The company's 4,500 stores, including Hollywood Video, could all go down. Michael Pachter, analyst with Wedbush Morgan Securities, said: "They are not quite dead yet but they are definitely passed out."

Criminal Minds

After talks with Harvey Keitel's people collapsed, the producers of "Criminal Minds" will have Joe Mantegna replace Mandy Patinkin on the CBS show. Variety reports that showrunner Ed Bernero confirmed the casting.

Hotel for Dogs

Emma Roberts will star in the Thor Freudenthal directed DreamWorks live-action comedy "Hotel for Dogs." Based on the novel by Lois Duncan, the story is about two orphaned teenagers who hide stray dogs in an abandoned hotel.


The Hollywood Reporter says that Anjelica Huston will join the cast of NBC's "Medium" for a six-episode arc. Playing an investigator for a national firm called Ameritips, Huston who strikes an unusual bargain with Allison Dubois (Patricia Arquette) when the show returns for a fourth season in January.

Mike Fright: Stand Up!
Check Out: The Mike Fright Site!

The Hacksaw, the Rose & the Parthenon Parrot
Sebastian Claus was known as an authority on supernatural activity, but, this was something neither he nor his extraordinary team had ever encountered: a book whose owners all died at the hands of fictional characters. Even when Paranormal P.I. Harriett Dante was brought into the case, nobody was aware of just how bizarre this was going to get. If they couldn't solve the riddle, the world would end in fire!

Comic Previews
Comics Continuum has posted preview pages of
Captain America by Ed Brubaker Omnibus,

Avengers Initiative #5,

The Chemist #1,

Bomb Queen III #4,

The Astounding Wolf-Man #2,

Killing Girl #1,

Bonds #1,

& Tellos Colossal

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