Star Wars VII director, J.J. Abrams invites Star Wars’ fans to contribute to an incredible initiative and have the possibility to be part of the next Star Wars movie. Check out this video if you are interested!
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Do you remember about the animated series “Jem and the Holograms” that ran from 1985 to 1988 for three season? Everybody does, I know and now we have great news about this animated series. This month started the shooting for the first movie of the series. Yes, you read well, Hasbro and Universal Studio have decided to create a movie around the adventures of Jem and her band. Jon M. Chu (“G.I. Joe: Retaliation“) will be the director of the film and who will be the star of the movie? I mean, who will be Jem?
The new movie from the “X-Men” world is getting everyday more and more interesting. I think that “X-Men Days of Future Past” will be an epic movie because the comic which is based on is really amazing (I read it when I was younger) and the fact that all the new actors will work with the old actors of the saga is simply a great idea. The two world of the “X-Men” will meet in this movie and this fact is thrilling.
When I think about a great tv show actor who can portray various supporting characters I suddely think of Stephen Collins. Everybody knows him, don’t you? C’mon, he is the Reverend of the 90’s, Eric Camden from “7th Heaven“.
Now, we all known him from this incredible show & everybody knows everything about the Camden Family & their relatives, but how much do we know about Stephen Collins? I mean, we all see him in other series & dramas but how much do we know about his career? So, I decided to write some words about him since in the last 3 years I’ve seen him in every show.
First of all, we need to go back to the ’70s when Stephen was casted as Captain Willard Decker in “Star Trek: The Motion Picture“. I know, it seems impossible that Stephen was in the Star Trek world but it’s true, he apperead in this movie in the 1979. After that, what happened? He portrayed, in 1982, Jake Cutter in “Tales of the Gold Monkey“, an ABC action series with Caitlin O’Heaney as Sarah Stickney White, the love interest of Collins’ character.
The series was composed by 21 episodes and after this major role, he was chosen to portray President John Fitzgerald Kennedy in NBC miniseries “A Woman Named Jackie” starring Roma Downey as Jackie Kennedy.
This drama, based on Jackie Kennedy’s life, also starring a young Sarah Michelle Gellar, some years before her big role as Buffy in “Buffy the Vampire Slayer“.
After this role, Stephen impersonated Dr. Gabriel Sorenson, a recurring character in the NBC drama “Sisters” from 1994 to 1996. And it was in 1996 that Collins became Reverend Eric Camden in The WB “7th Heaven“. This was his major role and with this character he got the worldwide recognition. The series, everybody knows, was a big hit and it was the longest-running series ever aired on the channel and the longest-running family drama in the television history. The adventures of the Camden Family finished in 2007, after 11 years. What was his next step? He appeared with Diane Keaton, Mandy Moore, Piper Perabo & Lauren Graham in the comedy movie “Because I Said So“. The movie, we can say, was not the best, it was a little bit trash & trivial and Collins portrays Keaton’s love interest.
In 2009 Shonda Rhimes chose him to portray The Captain Montgomery in Private Practice where he appeared in 4 episodes during the 3rd and 4th season.
In 2010 he
appeared in the ABC supernatural show “No Ordinary Family“. After 11 years as the good guy in “7th Heaven“, in “No Ordinary Family”, Collins portrayed the main enemy of the series. Unfortunately, the show was cancelled after just one season because of low ratings so Stephen needed to find a new path.
During the first & only season of the series, also Lucy Lawless, Xena the Warrior Princess, appeared as Helen Burton in 4 episodes. She took a little break from “Spartacus” to portray Helen’s character.
After the failure of “No Ordinary Family”, Stephen Collins in 2013 appeared in 2013 in 3 series at the same moment time. He portrayed the president of the United States in the 3rd season of the sci-fy “Falling Skies“. Unfortunately, his charachter died after some few episodes but he didn’t stop, in fact, he was chosen to interpret Philippe Delatour in Marc Cherry‘s new series “Devious Maids” on Lifetime.
In this series too, Collins portray the bad guy and his character died, again, during the season finale.
Luckily, after these appearances, Collins was chosen by Eric Kripke to interpret Gene Porter, a main character during “Revolution” season two. This time it seems that he is a good guy Rachel Matheson, the main female protagonist of the series but, who knows, maybe he will prove to be bad once again.
So, from what you have read, Collins’ life was plenty of television shows & different roles. We
should not remember him only as “The Reverend” but, we have to admit that this was his major role, we can call it “the role of a life”, it was his big chance and he exploited it very well. Now, we have to wait and see what kind of future his character will have in “Revolution” and what project will be next in his life as actor.
Don’t miss our post about all “Revolution” cast. Read it here
We are back talking about one of our favorite minds: J.J. Abrams.
We already knew that J.J. Abrams would be the director of the next chapter of the Star Wars saga, Star Wars Episode VII, the announcement was made in this January prospecting an intense year for the creator of Lost (check his work here).
What is the real news is that Abrams engagement with Star Wars would be double since, besides being the director, he will be also the screenwriter with Lawrence Kasdan (Star Wars Epidose V, VI) succeeding to Michael Arndt.
Benedict Cumberbatch is a British actor that is getting more and more recognition in the last years, thanks to his stunning interpretations. During the years he impersonated the outstanding private investigator Sherlock Holmes, the evil Khan in the last chapter of Star Trek: Into the Darkness directed by J.J.Abrams, and now he’s on screens with the movie The Fifth Estate, interpreting Julian Assange. (click here for the trailer)
The film, telling the story of WikiLeaks and his founder Julian Assange, directed by Bill Condon (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn part.1 and 2), is based on the book written by Assange’s right-hand man.
I haven’t seen the movie yet, but was definitely worth to spend few words about his main actor.
If you want to more about him www.benedictcumberbatch.co.uk
Last minute news for J.J. Abrams fans: the farseeing director and producer got recruited by Disney to create the 7th chapter of the fortunate serie “Star Wars”. Yes, you got well, the American golden boy has been elected to bring back to life to now of the most popular sagas of the big screen with a seventh all new and mistirious episode. What we can say is that Disney has undoubtely made the right choice (but of course he’s not perfect, he also produced crappy stuff, such as Super8), we all have in our hearts Lost (we miss it!!), but some questions come to our minds:
1. What about Star Trek? I mean, Star Wars and Star Trek have always been rivals and Abrams has been chosen as director of both. Paramount already announced a third chapter of Star Trek. So, how is gonna be realize those two movies in such a short period and having the audience rich of expectations? Is one going to suffer for the other? It doesn’t really seem to me a typical director’s move.
(Star Trek: Into the Darkness will be out in June in the USA)
2. Right now there are two tv series created by J.J.: Revolution and Person of Interest. What is going to be of them? Will their quality suffer because of these two big films with Paramount and Disney? I really hope not, since Revolution, to my personal opinion, is one the most interesting series presented in television year 2012-2013.