“Arrested Development” Movie Update

Fans have been anxiously waiting for the announcement of the “Arrested Development” movie release date. Actor Jason Bateman recently provided I am Rogue with an update on the film:

“The movie is not a done deal yet. In fact, I don’t even think they’ve started making the deal for that yet … [The marketing] keeps saying it’s a new season, but it’s actually a bunch of episodes that set up the movie. It asks a bunch of questions that then the movie answers. So it’s kind of a package. Unfortunately, there’s probably going to be about a year, maybe year and a half gap between the two … It wasn’t perfectly scheduled, but we were just happy to get together as soon as we could.

It appears that the group behind the series is waiting to see how the fourth season carries out before making an official commitment to a film. That being said, fans should expect to wait at least a year before they will be able to see their favorite series on the big screen.

PBS Series ‘Cuisine Culture’ Now Available on BIGSTAR

Cuisine Culture, a new 14-part series from WETA and Henri Sera Productions, is a culinary journey into the world of the best chefs and their restaurants.

Hosted by international chef Ashley Charles James, the series showcases the world’s best chefs in their natural environment – an environment for discovery and an appreciation of ethnic influence in today’s gastronomy. The series showcases some of the finest chefs in the world, including:

• Marc Haeberlin and Guy Savoy (each the recipient of three Michelin stars) • Josiah Citrin (two Michelin stars) • Daniel Boulud (named Outstanding Restaurateur-Best Chef of New York City and Outstanding Chef of the Year by the James Beard Foundation).

WATCH: First Six Minutes of Psycho Prequel ‘Bates Motel’!

The first six minutes of AMC’s new ‘Psycho’ prequel series ‘Bates Motel’ has just ben released!  I really hope this series holds up to Alfred Hitchcock’s vision and legacy.  But from what we can see in this video, it looks like this could be a hit.

The series stars Freddie Highmore, Vera Farmiga, Max Thieriot, Olivia Cooke, Nicola Peltz, Nestor Carbonell, and Mike Vogel.

Synopsis:

“In ‘Bates Motel’, following the tragic death of her husband, Norma Bates buys a motel on the outskirts of the idyllic coastal town of White Pine Bay, seeking a fresh start.  As Norma and Norman get ensconced in their new home, they discover this town isn’t quite what it seems, and the locals aren’t so quick to let them in on their secrets.  But the Bates’ are done being pushed around and will do whatever it takes to survive – and will do whatever it takes to protect their own secrets.”

Here’s the video… Enjoy!

Writers Guild Awards Nominees: Homeland, Breaking Bad and Modern Family Leading

The 2013 Writers Guild Awards will be handed out Feb. 17, 2013 in simultaneous ceremonies in both Los Angeles and New York City.

Leading them all is AMC’s ‘Breaking Bad’ as the most-nominated series with five nods, while ABC’s hit ‘Modern Family’, has four nominations in the comedy category.  And of course there’s always Showtime’s intense drama series, ‘Homeland’.

AMC

Some of the wildcard network newcomers that can take the cake this year are..

HBO: ‘Girls’, ‘Veep’, and ‘The Newsroom’.

ABC: ‘Nashville’.

FOX: ‘The Mindy Project’.

Here’ a list of the major category nominations – the ones you really care about, that is..

DRAMA SERIES
Boardwalk Empire
Breaking Bad
Game of Thrones
Homeland
Mad Men

DRAMA | EPISODIC
Breaking Bad, “Buyout” (Jesse and Mike quit the meth business, infuriating Walt)
Breaking Bad, “Dead Freight” (After Walt & Co. steal from a cargo train, Todd shoots their only witness)
Breaking Bad, “Fifty-One” (As Walt celebrates his birthday, Skyler hopes for his death)
Homeland, “New Car Smell” (Carrie meets Brody at a hotel bar, then follows him to his room)
Mad Men, “The Other Woman” (Joan beds the Jaguar guy, Peggy quits SCDP)
Breaking Bad, “Say My Name” (The DEA closes in on Mike)

COMEDY SERIES
30 Rock
Girls
Louie
Modern Family
Parks and Recreation

COMEDY | EPISODIC
Parks and Recreation, “The Debate” (Leslie faces off against Bobby Newport)
Episodes, “Episode 9″ (Season 2 finale; Merc is honored the day he is fired)
30 Rock, “Leap Day” (Leap Day is presented as a widely celebrated holiday)
Modern Family, “Little Bo Bleep” (Claire preps for her debate; Lily has an F-ing problem)
Modern Family, “Mistery Date” (Matthew Broderick guests as a new gym buddy of Phil’s)
Modern Family, “Virgin Territory” (Phil learns that Hayley is not so “innocent”)

NEW SERIES
Girls, HBO
The Mindy Project, Fox
Nashville, ABC
The Newsroom, HBO
Veep, HBO

COMEDY/VARIETY
The Colbert Report
Conan
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Key & Peele
Portlandia
Real Time With Bill Maher
Saturday Night Live

LONG FORM (ORIGINAL)
Hatfields & McCoys
Hemingway & Gelhorn
Political Animals

DAYTIME DRAMA
Days of Our Lives
One Life to Live
The Young and the Restless

 

MUST SEE: ‘Breaking Bad’ Illustrated Motion Graphics

NO WAY!

Breaking Bad fans!  Be prepared to be wowed with this awesome illustrated motion graphic title sequence for the series created by Martin Woutisseth.

What do you think?  And how do you think the award winning TV series will end?

Bravo Making 80s Cult Classic ‘Heathers’ Into TV Series

Bravo is bringing back the 80s cult classic film “Heathers”, but this time it’s coming to the small screen in a new scripted series!

The original film starred Christian Slater as the rebellious transfer student J.D. and Winona Ryder as Veronica Sawyer.  Veronica and the evil Heather Chandler (Kim Walker), the brainy bulimic Heather Duke (Shannen Doherty), and the gullible cheerleader Heather McNamara (Lisanne Falk) together formed the most popular group of girls at Westerburg High School.

This time the TV version of “Heathers” will take place in the present day.  They’ll pick up 20 years after the movie left off when Veronica moves back to Sherwood with her teenage daughter, who enters high school to deal with the next generation of mean girls, the “Ashleys,” daughters of the surviving “Heathers.”

What do you think? Sound like a mistake to you?

Beverly Hills Cop TV Series To Air On CBS

At first we cringed at the thought of Hollywood ruining yet another classic movie from our childhood.  But then we were pleasantly surprised  to know that Eddie Murphy himself will be the executive producer for the CBS series along side Shawn Ryan, creator of the gritty hit TV series ‘The Shield’.

Ryan’s hard-hitting writing and Murphy’s keen sense of humor should be a perfect mesh of action-comedy for the movie trilogy sequel.  Yes, it will be a sequel where the plot follows Axel Foley’s son.  Murphy has promised to make cameo appearances as Foley from time to time… “The proposed series has a similar fish-out-of-water setup and centers on Axel Foley’s blue-collar police officer son, Aaron, who helps take down the criminal elements of the rich and famous in Beverly Hills while trying to escape the shadow of his larger-than-life father.”

Vera Norman To Play Mother of Norman Bates in Psycho Prequel

(Paramount / Jamie McCarthy, Getty Images)

Sources are reporting that ‘The Departed’ actress Vera Farmiga has been cast for the role of Norma Louise Bates, mother to the iconic serial killer Norman Bates, in A&E’s new series ‘Bates Motel’ from executive producer Carlton Cuse.  The series will be the prequel to Alfred Hitchcock’s thriller masterpiece ‘Psycho’ chronicling the years that turned Norman Bates into the psychotic killer moviegoers know him to be.

Do you think she’s a perfect fit to play the tormenting mother?

New On BIGSTAR: ‘Red Shoe Diaries’ Season 5

Jake, played by David Duchovny, yearns to understand the secret life of his late fiancee. To find the answer, he solicits the most heartfelt, passionate, and intimate entries in other women’s diaries. Sexy encounters, limousine secrets, photographer fantasies, and exotic island desires are just some of their stories in the final season of…

‘Red Shoe Diaries’ Season 5

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New On BIGSTAR: ‘Red Shoe Diaries’ Season 4

Jake, played by David Duchovny, yearns to understand the secret life of his late fiancee. To find the answer, he solicits the most heartfelt, passionate, and intimate entries in other women’s diaries. Mardi Gras weekend encounters, love triangles, hotel fantasies, and late night swims are just some of their stories in…

‘Red Shoe Diaries’ Season 4

If you haven’t seen the 3 previous seasons of ‘Red Shoe Diaries’ and want to catch up, you’re in luck! Just click on the images below and you can stream dozens of sultry stories instantly.

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