Producers David Shore and Katie Jacobs, along with the leadership of Fox channel announced the closure of the TV series "House" - the eighth season would be the last one.
The reason for this - falling ratings, as well as the reluctance of the lead actor Hugh Laurie to continue to play the genius misanthrope doctor. The rest of the series has not yet shown to be broadcast until April.
The series "House" is on the air on American television from the fall of 2004. The action of the epic is built around the Princeton-Plainsboro Hospital, located in New Jersey. There works a brilliant diagnostician Gregory House (Hugh Laurie) - a complex person in dialogue, but in fact the only one who can recognize even the most complicated cases, which he investigates with his own team of diagnosticians, but often providing his weighty support in addressing the problem.
He is also quite resourceful person, in order to gain insight into the psychological problems of some of their patients (and colleagues too), which are often not reliably describe the symptoms. Because one of the main principles of the House - "everybody lies".
At the same doctor for many years suffered from pain in his leg, to appease them, he always takes the most powerful painkiller Vicodin, which have formed dependence at House on what being built important aspect of the plot.
The series was one of the main driving forces of the channel, which, however, did not spare it from the lower ratings. "House" has brought Actor Hugh Laurie a wide popularity, as well as two awards "Golden Globe" in the category "Best Actor in a Drama Series."
A considerable share of the glory due to TV series has received and Olivia Wilde, who plays Dr. Remy Hadley, whose sarcastic nickname was Thirteenth.
Among the initiators of the series there is the author of "Suspicious persons" and "X-Men" Bryan Singer, directed two episodes.
Midnight Sun - a new project of NBC channel, a remake of the Israeli series Timrot Ashan (Pillars of Smoke). Lisa Tsverling (ER, Flash Forward, The Event) wrote the script of pilot episode.
Alaska. The town with a population of about 1,500 people. Residential complex "Midnight Sun", which settled environmentalists trying to change life for better. Their community, but rather a sect, is headed by Maxwell Bennett, a charismatic leader with the appearance of Hollywood star. On the sectarians were not paying attention. Until today ... when all 37 people disappeared in unknown direction. They seemed to have evaporated.
To investigate the case is taken Sam Fuller, a deputy of sheriff. Local people used to the oddities of Bennett, but there is a limit. To the surprise of Sam in a few hours of all interested in the FBI, from which comes on the scene agent Leah Kafka. Feds fifteen years closely followed by Maxwell, suspecting him in several acts of eco-terrorism. Bennett owns real estate across the country. His organization received solid contributions. Four years ago, Bennett moved to Alaska, where he founded the "Midnight Sun". Since then, nothing remarkable. The FBI believed that all this time he was getting ready for something serious and the disappearance of people - this is just the beginning of action.
The plot of Midnight Sun can’t be called original. How many TV series / movie about the mysterious occurrences have we seen? Hundreds! However, the script is notable for a rare piece: the main character, Leah Kafka, appears only on the fifteenth page, when a quarter of the history is behind us (in the pilot script - 63 pages). During this time, Lisa Tsverling (Screenwriter) has time to look at Bennett people and walk on their premises through the eyes of four year child, to present a dozen of characters, to initiate an investigation, headed by Sam. If we do not read series description, then we can decide that Sam - the main character. In modern cinema, it is impossible: if the protagonist is not represented in the initial stage, he is obliged to be present in the second. Serial world operates on slightly different rules. But still - a brave and risky move.
Leah - the observer, she does not make decisions, the search for missing directs and coordinates the sheriff Garth Harring. But in order to please and be remembered by the audience, the hero must act, so Leah takes the initiative: poll of local residents, tells them how to organize a search. But her good intentions do not like sheriff, who without the help of "lady in expensive clothes," does well his job. Thus, the writer introduces a line, which is always running - a stranger in a small town, coming into conflict with the local population.
Since Leah is not so simple. She hears strange voices and a bit of suffering hallucinations. Since coming to Alaska, have passed three days, but Leah has not closed her eyes because of the constant sunshine. Her glitches are the blame of insomnia, or something else?
Closer to the finale the girl will establish relations with Sam, with whom she investigates the matter, and they have a number of clues. However, the pilot can’t just go to the blackout. Over the last ten pages of interesting facts emerge about the past of the protagonist, forcing a fresh look at the story. In addition, because of certain events in Leah's suspicions appear that the inhabitants of the town is full of skeletons in the closet. Can she trust them?
Midnight Sun - unhurried detective with good characters and the desired portion of the mystical and mysterious elements. Hopefully, if the channel will order a series, further action is not reduced to the countless secrets for the sake of new secrets, and will emphasize on the characters, atmosphere and stick to more or less verified storyline.
Pasted in the night from Sunday to Monday Super Bowl XLVI set a new record in the history of American television. Sports game has been watched by 111.3 million viewers, it is better to achieve the former by 300 thousand. It is noteworthy that the audience of the final is growing for the seventh consecutive year. Rating in the category 18-49 was 40.5.
The peak of spectator interest, of course, came in the last half hour, when the decisive moments in a match watched 117.7 million viewers. A half-hour break of Madonna's performance has been watched by 114.0 million viewers.
The most successful programs to date is as follows:
• 111.3 million - Super Bowl XLVI, NBC
• 111.0 million - Super Bowl XLV, Fox
• 106. 5 million - Super Bowl XLIV, CBS
• 106.0 million - M.A.S.H. Finale, CBS
• 98.7 million - Super Bowl XLIII, NBC
Following the Super Bowl NBC channel put the second season premiere of The Voice this year. Reality show last year has suddenly become popular, so it was entrusted with this important timeslot. The program did not disappoint, saving 37.6 million viewers. Rated in the category 18-49 (16.3) ahead of it, and Glee (11,1) and the premiere of reality Undercover Boss (16,2), but has not held up a little Grey's Anatomy (16,5) in 2006.
We should also mention the fact that during the NBC advertising actively promoting its new Smash, showing a lot of different spots. The series is shown on Monday and goes right after the “The Voice”, so the expectations from the ratings should be highest.
Following the colleagues of the Harry Potter franchise, Tom Felton, freed from the ten-year involvement in the tapes of the young wizard, began to work actively towards the completion of his filmography. The actor is planning to join Glenn Close and Elizabeth Olsen in the film adaptation of Emile Zola's prose, "Therese Raquin."
First published in 1867, this novel by the French writer has gained fame for its stage version of the 1873rd. The book is telling us about an orphaned girl, Teresa, raised by Madame Raquin and married to her sickly son Camille. Together with her lover the heroine kills her husband, but the ghost begins to haunt betrothed young woman, bringing her crazy.
The most famous adaptation of Zola's work was a picture of Marcel Carne, who took in the 1953 "Silver Lion" in Venice. Teresa's image in the film embodied Simone Signoret. In 2009, the world rolling out a variation of the vampire story - "Thirst" Park Chan-wook.
In the new film adaptation starring is Elizabeth Olsen ("Martha Marcy May, Marlene"), Glenn Close will be Madame Raquin, and Tom Felton offered the fate of Camille.
Script was written by actor Charles Stratton, who will also direct the tape. For him, who had earlier experience in setting series, this is a feature film debut. However, with the "Therese Raquin" has worked as director in 1995, making a theatrical adaptation of the material in Los Angeles, where he acted in the role of Teresa Leslie Hope.
Tom Felton in the past year, in addition to the final part of the Harry Potter saga could also be seen in "The Rise of the Planet of the Apes" by Rupert Wyatt.
After the second "Expendables" Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone will shoot together again. At this time in the "Tomb" of Michael Hofstrem. Earlier there were rumors about participation in a tape of the former governor of California, but now they are confirmed by Arnie himself.
Initially, the project has been sharpened by Bruce Willis, but ultimately passed on to Sylvester Stallone. He is currently working on post-production sequel to "The Expendables" by Simon West, and also starred in Walter Hill's film "Bullet in the head." And Schwarzenegger was interested in "Tomb" before Sly, but as a result, actors will play there together.
Stallone will embody the image of Ray Breslin, professional of security systems. In the analysis of problems Breslin's largest maximum security prison, which will result in a draft of the colony from which it will be impossible to escape. But Ray is substituted, and he turns in this prison, which was responsible for the design. There are no opportunities to escape from it, but Breslin will demonstrate his abilities to find a loophole where excluded unauthorized exit. Schwarzenegger will play uneasy prisoner, who helps inmates to keep their humanity in the most difficult moments for them.
Director of the film is a Swede Mikael Hofstrem. Among his accomplishments is Award for "Oscar" for the drama "Evil" and quite successful thrillers "1408" and "Derailed."
Producer of "The Tomb” Mark Canton is extremely agitated by the possibility of such co-operation with Schwarzenegger and Stallone and calls them a perfect duo for this explosive thriller. He also notes that considerable effort has been made to get the stars in the project.
In picture production is engaged Summit.
Laureate of "Oscar" award for the movie "Black Swan" Natalie Portman has appeared in the cast of two paintings by the great director Terrence Malick.
The star will play at his "Outlaw" and "Knight of Cups." The director will be engaged in projects at once, and in both films are also involved Christian Bale and Cate Blanchett.
Shooting of "Outlaw" will start in the autumn, but in 2011 the director and the actor was spotted at the festival Austin City Limits, which were engaged in preliminary preparation for the coming production. Rather, the subject pictures will be linked with the music, but plot details are not yet known.
A similar situation from the boot in the summer, "Knight of Cups," which clearly is that the name is taken from tapes of the future tarot cards and clairvoyance means the culmination of feelings. In addition, Malik has already finished filming his painting "The Burial".
Originality of such news about the director that the author of "The Wasteland" from 1973 to 2005 took only four paintings, famous for his reticence, and sluggishness. Moreover, since the late 1970th to the second half of the 1990th, he had not engaged in staging activities.
In 2011 he published his fifth work "The Tree of Life," received the "Golden Palm" at the Cannes review. And now just over two years Malik started three projects, one of which is on the way to completion, while others - the preparatory phase. However, given that the mounting tape "Harvest Days" once took a year and a half of the master, it is unclear how much can take modification of the new pictures.
The main hero of Sherlock Holmes in the British TV series "Sherlock" Benedict Cumberbatch during the premiere of "War Horse" in London gave an interview, in which he spoke about his participation in "Star Trek 2" and the third season of "Sherlock."
- What do you feel being in the cast of "Star Trek 2"? Who do you have to play, and what you think about why JJ Abrams chose you?
"I have a lawyer standing behind my back and whispered that I should not say anything (laughs). I'm very, very excited and extremely flattered. I'm extremely happy, but actually, I'm here not to talk about it. But in the near future I will certainly do that. I have in my head all the time spinning the idea that it happened!”
- How do you feel, being in the spotlight?
"Oh, it turns your head, because all this attention is very flattering. It is important to remember that regardless of the scale of the current or proposed work, it is - just a job. And you have to do it well, while not allowing it to swallow you as a whole. I know my answer sounds in English soberly. Do not get me wrong - I soared up to the ceiling with joy whenever I find out that successfully passed the audition and got an interesting offer. You get carried away when you get good news. You can only deal with each new proposal as they come".
"I have worked for 10 years. I started quite late, when I was almost thirty, compared with the huge number of people who were much younger, and that far ahead. I would not call it a natural forward motion. I feel very fortunate and happy. It happened gradually. And then I found myself quite unexpectedly, almost in the midst of events that promises me a lot of interesting, is not it? mingle in society and to preserve aspects of private life - it's fun to play. This will require glasses and hats, the desire to remain unobserved by any means and ability to use the techniques of disguise Inspector Clouseau. I had a great hang out, so I have the opportunity to appear in science fiction films, to be in the company of wonderful people and participate in the creation of incredible scenarios. I'm really happy. "
- Will you return in the third season of "Sherlock"?
"You see, it is problematic, given the ending of last episode of the second season. By the way, there is another lawyer who urges me to remain silent. I have just one thing - to tease you."
Kate Beckinsale in an interview to resource Collider talked about returning to the role of the vampire Selene in the thriller "Underworld 4: The Awakening" and its involvement in the remake of Len Wiseman "Total Recall," in which she has to struggle with her counterpart on the site - Jessica Biel.
"The Awakening" ends in a way that comes to mind about a possible sequel. When you see what has turned out a film that you are not thinking, "Well, will I watch and the following"?
"I should be asked about this in the end. I have always maintained that the fourth film will not be. So you have no reason to trust what I say. I do not know. Part of me thinks that part of the franchise "Underworld" brings a variety of in my career. I have no experience in long-term projects in television, where I would have played a role for, say, a couple of years. One and the same person for several years - to me it seems a little strange. But I love Celine and others like she too. So, who knows? Another part of me thinks that perhaps it would be good to go beaten track and turn in time of action heroine, undergoing menopause”.
It sounds funny.
"Yes, but you seem to feel sick of my words. Why?" (Laughs)
Your husband is in the process of installing another picture with your participation - "Total Recall". Definitely I have to ask you, how about this movie, and what is your version of Laurie from version Sharon Stone?
"Well, things are going well. The film will be really cool, and we're all very excited about this. I believe that in the interpretation of Sharon Stone Lori looked cautious, but in the film role of my character much more ... It's - Lori, but a mixture of Lori and Richter. So I think that one of the differences in our films is that at some point, they needed a loyal assistant. And I was faithful assistant and Lori into one. In general, got two in one".
At the exhibition of Comic-Con was shown an excerpt, which presented a scene of battle. It looked terrific. Please tell us a little about the tricks that you performed for this film, and that, in your opinion, will be remembered for the fans?
"It's unbelievable. There are a lot of what I could not conceive and was not sure that this can be up to some of our cars. It will be exciting. As for me ... I'm all beat. I fight with Colin (Farrell), I fight Jessica (Biel). Fight with Jessica will be steep. I like it - a real struggle. Do not just two girls fighting, and one scratched his shoulder and the other has torn her bra. It's not going to be like one of the foolish women's bouts. This is - the real fight. "
At night, has been the ceremony of awarding the "Golden Globe". Among the major awards went to series Homeland and Modern Family. The means for most wins in the lead Showtime and HBO.
In the list of nominees, the winners are in bold:
Game of Thrones
American Horror Story
Best Supporting Actress, Comedy:
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Amy Poehler, Parks & Recreation
Laura Dern, Enlightened
Zooey Deschanel, New Girl
Laura Linney, The Big C
Best Actor, Comedy:
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
David Duchovny, Californication
Johnny Galecki, The Big Bang Theory
Thomas Jane, Hung
Matt LeBlanc, Episodes
Best Actress, Drama:
Claire Danes, Homeland
Mireille Enos, The Killing
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Madeleine Stowe, Revenge
Callie Thorne, Necessary Roughness
Best Actor, Drama:
Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Kelsey Grammer, Boss
Jeremy Irons, The Borgias
Damian Lewis, Homeland
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
Paul Giamatti, Too Big to Fail
Guy Pearce, Mildred Pierce
Tim Robbins, Cinema Verite
Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story
Kelly Macdonald, Boardwalk Empire
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family
Evan Rachel Wood, Mildred Pierce
The best miniseries or TV movie:
Too Big to Fail
Best actor, miniseries or TV movie:
Hugh Bonneville, Downton Abbey
Idris Elba, Luther
William Hurt, Too Big to Fail
Bill Nigh, Page Eight
Dominic West, The Hour
Best actress, miniseries or TV movie:
Diane Lane, Cinema Verite
Romola Garai, The Hour
Emily Watson, Appropriate Adult
Kate Winslet, Mildred Pierce
Elizabeth McGovern, Downton Abbey
In 2012, at the festival Sundance will be held 91 world premieres. "Reservoir Dogs," "American Psycho," "Little Miss Sunshine," "The Science of Sleep," "Moon 2112", "Treasure" - all of these paintings were first shown on this festival.
Among the non-competition premieres in this year is "Arbitrage" - a drama of Nicolas Dzhareki with Susan Sarandon, Richard Gere and Tim Roth in the lead roles. Nicholas Dzhareki first took an artistic movie, but his track record of documentary film "Outsider." He was also a screenwriter and producer of "The Informers" with Kim Basinger, Winona Ryder, Billy Bob Thornton and Mickey Rourke. Docudrama, "Tyson," which also produced Dzhareki, won the special jury prize at Cannes in 2008.
"Arbitrage" is - is the story of billionaire Robert Miller, who on the eve of the 60th anniversary of the investment fund is trying to sell a large jar until it opened its machinations that made money out of thin air. Bladder is not only financial assets, but the relationship of Miller with around people.
Another premiere of the festival - "California Solo" with Robert Carlyle as a rock musician descended, worked on a farm and slowly ruins himself with the drink. The film "California solo" shot Marshall Levy, beloved author of "Blue State".
Among the documentary films - and for them too, there are as competitive and non-competition program, for example, a film about the supermodels of the last century and this century, which shows how fashion has changed in the environment, drug-related, aging and plastic surgery. In the documentary competition involved 28 films: 16 paintings - in the U.S. program, 12 - international. Among the competitive belts two films about contemporary artists, Chinese dissident Ai Wave and Perfomance legend Marina Abramovic.
Peter Jackson is coming to Park City as a producer of the documentary film "West Memphis", in which it is a heinous crime, the punishment for which innocent people have suffered. "Trinity of Memphis" recently was released after spending 18 years behind bars. The last time the director of "Lord of the Rings" was a guest of the festival Sundance in 1993, when a non-competitive program showed his tape "Braindead".