Canada’s Most Beautiful 2017: See who made the list!

10/05/2017

They’re actors, recording stars, TV personalities, athletes and models – and these 50 Canadians have one thing in common: a spot on Hello! Canada‘s 50 Most Beautiful Canadians list for 2017!

We’re happy to celebrate them at a time when their star is rising (think newly minted Juno winner Ruth B.) or burning more brightly than ever (hello, Ryan Gosling!). They’re all photogenic, to be sure, but they exemplify what it means to be beautiful on the inside, too, thanks to their creative pursuits, charitable efforts and obliging nature with fans. For all those reasons and more, superstar Celine Dion kicks off our list.

Killjoys Saison 3 nous invite à joindre le combat dans son teaser

18/04/2017

Syfy nous a récemment révélé son programme estival, parmi lequel on retrouve bien évidemment la troisième saison de Killjoys. Nous sommes maintenant à moins de deux mois de son lancement et la chaine canadienne Space (qui diffuse la série) commence ainsi la promotion avec un teaser.

La création de Michelle Lovretta nous propose 10 nouveaux épisodes où notre trio phare va devoir se construire une armée pour mieux faire face à Aneela qui compte bien obtenir vengeance.

Les premières images nous annoncent ainsi plus qu’une bataille, mais une guerre où les chasseurs de primes ne vont pas pouvoir conserver leur position neutre.

Hannah John-Kamen (Dutch), Aaron Ashmore (John Jaqobis) et Luke Macfarlane (D’Avin) sont bien évidemment de retour dans ces nouveaux épisodes de Killjoys, comme Thom Allison (Pree), Sean Baek (Fancy) et Patrick Garrow (officer Turin).

La distribution de la série est alors complétée par Kelly McCormack (Motive) dans la peau de Banyon, un membre officiel et haut placé du RAC ; Ted Atherton (The Expanse) qui incarne Gander, un lieutenant sous les ordres d’Aneela ; et Prince Amponsah (The Entertainer) qui joue Havigan, le propriétaire respecté d’un bar pour hack-mod (personne modifiée avec des implants cybernétiques).

La saison 3 de Killjoys commence le 9 juin 2017 sur Syfy. En attendant les nouveaux épisodes, vous pouvez redécouvrir la première saison qui est disponible en DVD/Blu-ray.

Source: Critictoo

Here’s When Killjoys, Dark Matter, And New Series Blood Drive Premiere On Space This Summer

07/04/2017

Returns in 2017

The hunt is back on—and more badass than ever—because we’ve got premiere dates for fan-favourite thriller, Dark Matter, in addition to our most watched original series, Killjoys.

It gets better: Space revs up the summer with a new action-packed grindhouse series, appropriately called Blood Drive.

Below is a chronological list of Space premieres just announced, plus plenty of juicy deets about what to expect. Of course, stay tuned for way more info in the coming weeks.

Dark Matter – Season 3 Premiere

Friday, June 9 at 8pm ET *Two episodes back-to-back* (Then single eps weekly on Fridays at 9pm ET)

Based on the graphic novel created by Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie, Dark Matter centres on an intergalactic crew who awaken on a derelict spaceship with no memories of who they are or how they got there. After the EOS 7 space station is destroyed, the survivors fight to stay alive and find the rest of their crew.

Blood Drive – Series Premiere

Wednesday, June 14 at 10pm ET

Get uncomfortable…! In the tradition of classic grindhouse movies, Blood Drive is a new series soaked in high-octane chaos and just barely approved for television. After Los Angeles’ last good cop (Alan Ritchson) is forced to join a twisted cross-country death race, his only hope of survival is a dangerous femme fatale who has the need for speed (Christina Ochoa). Oh, and forget gasoline… these cars run on human blood! The series is from Universal Cable Productions and executive producers John Hlavin (Underworld Awakening), David Straiton (Bates Motel) and Frederik Malmberg (Let Me In), along with producer Mark Wheeler (Becoming). James Roland (Weeds) created the project and is a co-executive producer on the series.

Killjoys – Season 3 Premiere

Friday, June 30 at 8pm ET

After sustaining serious personal losses, our trio of interplanetary bounty hunters must come together and prepare themselves for what lies ahead. Tension and tragedy loom over the J Star System as they struggle to assemble an army and prepare for battle.

 

Source: Space

SyFy and Space Announce Summer Returns

07/04/2017

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SyFy/Bell Media

Fridays this summer are about to get very interesting! Syfy and Space Channel announced a lineup that has us here at The TV Junkies very, very excited. Killjoys, Dark Matter and Wynonna Earp will all air on the same night, Fridays, this summer on both Syfy and Space Channel.

Dark Matter will premiere Friday, June 9 at 8 p.m. with back to back episodes on Syfy and Space. After the first week it will move to its 9 p.m. timeslot. Based on the graphic novel created by Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie, Dark Matter centers on an intergalactic crew who awaken on a derelict spaceship with no memories of who they are or how they got there. After the EOS 7 space station is destroyed, the survivors fight to stay alive and find the rest of their crew.

Space’s new acquisition, Wynonna Earp, also returns on Friday, June 9 at 10 p.m. on Space and Syfy. The supernatural thriller follows Wyatt Earp’s great-granddaughter as she battles demons and other supernatural beings. After years away, Wynonna Earp (Melanie Scrofano) has travelled back to her home town of Purgatory to reluctantly take on the role destined for Wyatt Earp’s heir: end the family curse that has resurrected the villains her legendary ancestor dispatched—now known as Revenants. Season 1 of Wynonna Earp will air on Space Channel beginning Saturday, April 15 at 10 p.m.

Killjoys then joins the fun beginning Friday, June 30 at 8 p.m. with its Season 3 premiere on Syfy and Space. After sustaining serious personal losses, the trio of interplanetary bounty hunters must come together and prepare themselves for what lies ahead. Tension and tragedy loom over the J Star System as they struggle to assemble an army and prepare for battle.

In addition, Space revs up the summer with the acquisition of new action-packed grindhouse series Blood Drive, premiering exclusively on Space in Canada, Wednesday, June 14 at 10 p.m. ET. It’s a new series soaked in high-octane chaos and just barely approved for television. After Los Angeles’ last good cop (Alan Ritchson) is forced to join a twisted cross-country death race, his only hope of survival is a dangerous femme fatale who has the need for speed (Christina Ochoa). Oh, and forget gasoline… these cars run on human blood! The series is from Universal Cable Productions and executive producers John Hlavin (Underworld Awakening), David Straiton (Bates Motel) and Frederik Malmberg (Let Me In), along with producer Mark Wheeler (Becoming). James Roland (Weeds) created the project and is a co-executive producer on the series.

Source: The Tv Junkies

Mercy Street cancellato dopo due stagioni

10/03/2017

Mercy Street, la serie co-creata da Lisa Q. Wolfinger e David Zabel e prodotta da Ridley Scott non avrà una terza stagione.

PBS ha infatti annunciato la cancellazione del medical drama ambientato durante la Guerra Civile americana che vedeva come protagonisti Josh Radnor nel ruolo del Dottor Foster, e Mary Elizabeth Winstead in quello dell’infermiera Phinney.

Sembra che alla base della decisione ci siano stati problemi di natura economica nonché di produzione per via di diverse difficoltà di allineamento a livello di tempistiche. Di conseguenza il recente finale della seconda stagione di Mercy Street si è ora tramutato nel suo finale di serie.

Source: BadTv

Mercy Street Cancelled After 2 Seasons

09/03/2017

The doctors of Mercy Street have made their final house call.

PBS’ Civil War-era medical drama — starring Josh Radnor and Mary Elizabeth Winstead — has been cancelled, with the recent Season 2 finale now serving as a series finale, Deadline reports. Funding issues and trouble aligning production timelines are said to be the motivations behind the decision to wrap the series.

“We sought to bring a time and place to life that is so important to understanding American history, and in a way that was meaningful, authentic and entertaining,” executive producer David Zucker said in a statement.

“Together, we delivered 12 hours of compelling and worthwhile storytelling which we all take pride in,” added fellow EP David Zabel. “It was five years in the making and we are grateful to PBS for its loyal support.”

Mercy Street‘s sophomore run wrapped on Sunday, March 5.
Source: Tv Line

First Trailer for Tom Holland’s Rock, Paper, Dead

04/03/2017

The new film from beloved horror director Tom Holland (Fright Night, Child’s Play) will be with us later this year, and we’ve got the first teaser for it right here!

Rock, Paper, Dead stars feature newcomer Luke Macfarlane as serial killer Peter “The Doll Maker” Harris, who returns to his family estate after being held in a hospital for the criminally insane for twenty years. Once inside the old house, disturbing memories return from his tortured childhood, while visions of past victims threaten his fragile sanity. Then neighbour Ashley (Supergator’s Jennifer Titus) enters Peter’s life, leading him to make a fateful decision that rekindles old desires that always end in murder.

Rock, Paper, Dead also stars Tatum O’Neal, Anna Margaret, Gabrielle Stone, ‘original Jason’ Ari Lehman and Mr. Blonde himself, Michael Madsen. Holland directed from a script by Kerry Fleming (who also produces) and none other than Victor Miller, who wrote the original Friday the 13th.

 

In other Tom Holland news, the filmmaker recently announced his intentions to direct a Fright Night 3, when the rights come back to him in 2019.

Source: Scream Horror Mag

Luke talks about Chaplain Henry Hopkins in “Mercy Street” season 1 & 2

Chaplain Henry Hopkins

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Chaplain Henry Hopkins (Luke Macfarlane)

Chaplain Hopkins was drawn to his religious vocation as a way to atone for a dark chapter in his past. His integrity, compassion and worldly wisdom make him an appealing figure to staff and patients alike.

In Season 2, the limitations of his spiritual mission among so many sick and dying begins to wear on his psyche. He yearns for a more active role and pushes for an opportunity to help the wounded on the battlefield. As the war expands, so do Hopkins’ internal struggles, and he is forced to consider God’s place in the brutal context of war. Meanwhile, he continues to wrestle with his obvious attraction to Emma Green, which only grows as the two find themselves working closely together, united by a common cause.

Luke on Henry in Season 1:

Chaplain Hopkins attends to the souls of the wounded and anybody else who really needs any sort of spiritual guidance, which was an important time or an important thing for these men. This is a time when people were a lot more religious than they are nowadays. So I’ll read Bible verses. I’ll read from the Book of Common Prayer. I’ll do the services. So many of the men in this hospital were at a point in their lives where they badly needed spiritual guidance. Some of them are at the end of their lives and they need to make peace with God, or try to make some kind of peace. So he’s definitely a welcomed figure in the hospital.

Luke on Henry in Season 2:
I think anybody who participated or had a front-row seat to the war was changed by the war, and we start to learn a little more about Hopkins’ past. I think, for Chaplain, both for the character and for me as an actor, there is this idea that maybe we have an inherent sense of violence inside of us that we wrestle with. And for him it is about how does a man of faith, who is not supposed to harm anybody, do injury? How does he understand war, and the importance of war, and what it means to kill?

Actor bio

Luke Macfarlane is a graduate of Juilliard’s Drama Division and can currently be seen on the SYFY series “Killjoys.” He recurred on the NBC series “The Night Shift” and appeared in several off-Broadway plays including “The Busy World is Hushed,” “Where Do We Live” and “Juvenilia”; and on Broadway in “The Normal Heart” (Drama Desk winner for Best Ensemble). Luke made his feature film debut in Bill Condon’s “Kinsey.” Additional TV credits include “Super Girl,” “SMASH,” “Person of Interest” and “Over There”. Luke is best known for his role as Scotty on ABC’s “Brothers and Sisters.”

Source: Mercy Street PBS

Luke Macfarlane (Killjoys) Stars in Birthday Wish (Hallmark Channel)

12/01/2017

BirthdayWish01Luke Macfarlane and Jessy Schram star in Birthday Wish. Photo copyright of The Hallmark Channel.

A woman expecting to get engaged on her all-important 30th birthday gets a different surprise after she makes her birthday wish: a glimpse into her future – which doesn’t resemble anything she’s ever imagined for herself. Starring Jessy Schram (Mad MenOnce Upon a Time) and Luke Macfarlane (KilljoysMercy Street), Birthday Wish airs Saturday, January 21st @ 9:00 p.m. EST/8:00 p.m. CT on The Hallmark Channel. Check out the clip below.

Source: SciFi and Tv Talk

Most Anticipated Horror Movies Coming Our Way In 2017

10/01/2017

2016 was a great year for horror, even in the mainstream, proving that the genre hasn’t gone anywhere. For every 31, OUIJA: ORIGIN OF EVIL, and THE SHALLOWS, we got HUSH, DON’T BREATHE, CONJURING 2, and TRAIN TO BUSAN. As we’re closing out a rather turbulent year, we’re taking a look at a sampling of our most anticipated horror films coming up in 2017, no official order.

SPLIT: (January 20, 2017)

While nearly become a cliche of himself, M. Night Shyamalan scored well with audiences in his last film, THE VISIT, going back to storytelling and leaving himself out of the movie. SPLIT looks to do the same, as the always amazing James McAvoy, a man with 24 different personalities, kidnaps three girls, including Anya Taylor-Joy. They must learn to manipulate several of the personalities to help them escape before the dreaded “Beast” arrives.

RINGS: (February 3, 2017)

Even though it’s been delayed on four separate occasions, it’s been confirmed that the third film in THE RING series is locked down for a February release. This entry follows Faith (Laura Wiggins) who discovers her boyfriend Holt (Alex Roe) has been meddling with the Samara death tape. In an effort to save him she also watches and she has seven days to find a way to escape the evil force before she is the latest victim.

A CURE FOR WELLNESS (February 17, 2017)

This Gore Verbinski film looks nothing short of both creepy and mesmerizing. According to the film’s website: “An ambitious young executive is sent to retrieve his company’s CEO from an idyllic but mysterious “wellness center” at a remote location in the Swiss Alps. He soon suspects that the spa’s miraculous treatments are not what they seem. When he begins to unravel its terrifying secrets, his sanity is tested, as he finds himself diagnosed with the same curious illness that keeps all the guests here longing for the cure.” Verbinski has previously shown that he can do the job previously with THE RING and this looks to leave audiences wondering what planet they’re on.

GET OUT (February 24, 2017)

Written and directed by Jordan Peele, there has been some confusion as to what genre or tone this film is. Starring Keith Stanfield, Allison Williams, and Catherine Keener, the film follows a young African-American man who visits his caucasian girlfriend’s family and discovers that along with the disturbing family and neighbors, there may be more insidious reasons he’s there. It looks like this will be a dark but intelligent film that layers on social commentary into the story.

THE BELKO EXPERIMENT (March 17, 2016)

80 office workers in Columbia suddenly find themselves locked in their office building and become part of a twisted social experiment where co-workers are forced to turn on each other in order to survive. Written and produced by James Gunn between his time on GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 1 and 2, it stars Josh Brener, Adria Arjona, and Michael Rooker.

AMITYVILLE: THE AWAKENING (June 30, 2017)

Single mother Joan (Jennifer Jason Leigh) moves into a large but cheap house (wonder why?) with Belle (Bella Thorne) and her sister Juliet (Mckenna Grace) along with their comatose brother James (Cameron Monaghan.) As strange things become to happen in the house and Bella starts to envision things, she begins investigating exactly where they have moved into. And things are only getting started when her brother suddenly wakes up.

ANNABELLE 2 (August 11, 2017)

After the first film didn’t sit well with many audiences, David F. Sandberg is taking the story of the haunted doll back. Way back. After their little girl dies, a doll maker and his wife take in a nun and several orphaned girls to help after their orphanage is closed. When the doll seems to take on characteristics of being possessed, the entire family may be in her sights. Stars Miranda Otto, Stephanie Sigman, and Alicia Vela-Bailey.

IT (September 8, 2017)

A new take on both Stephen King’s classic novel and the 1990 mini-series, IT follows a small group of kids who are haunted by a terrorizing monster who can take shapes to prey on the fears of its victims. Bill Skarsgård takes on the role of Pennywise the Clown and is directed by Andres Muschietti. While no one can ever replace Tim Curry as one of the most infamous clowns in history, photos of Skarsgard reinforce that Pennywise will lose none of his scariness.

BILL SKARSGÅRD as Pennywise

BYE BYE MAN (January 13, 2017)

Taking on flavors of IT FOLLOWS, three college students discover a murderous entity that passes through hosts to commit its killing sprees. The students race to find the creature’s origins and the secret to destroying it or avoid becoming infected. If hearing the phrase “don’t think it, don’t say it” keeps echoing through your mind, head out to the theater and check it out.

FRIDAY THE 13TH (October 13, 2017)

After being in development hell for years, pieces are starting to come together for the upcoming reboot(?) with director Breck Eisner. There have been multiple plots and formats (don’t worry, it’s NOT going to be found-footage) but one thing is certain, our favorite killer is going to be walking briskly through the woods again soon, with October 13th being the absolute perfect release date.

INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 4 (September 28, 2017)

The further adventures of Elise, Specs, and Tucker, this Leigh Whannell written and Adam Robitel directed 4th entry has the return of franchise stars Lin Shaye, AngusSampson, and Whannell himself. Those some images have come forth, there hasn’t been a lot of information on plot or details of the story, but you can bet that we’ll be exploring deeper into The Further to save more haunted souls.

SAW: LEGACY (October 27, 2018)

The owner of the Halloween box office returns to its throne as we head back into the world of torture and traps. Details are sparse or nonexistent and we have no idea if John/Jigsaw will return and if it’s even a continuation of the original storyline, or if it involves a copy cat who wants to carry on Jigsaw’s legacy.

CULT OF CHUCKY (October 2017)

One of the few franchises that spans nearly 30 years without being rebooted, (the original Child’s Play was written directed by our own Tom Holland,) the seventh film follows CURSE OF CHUCKY’s Nica as she spends time in an asylum for the events in the last film, as a smiling, innocent Good Guy Doll starts picking off patients left and right. CULT OF CHUCKY sees the return of one-of- a-kind voice Brad Dourif and his daughter Fiona Dourif, along with the return of franchise favorites Jennifer Tilly and original CHILD’S PLAY 1 and 2 hero Alex Vincent, all grown up.

SUSPIRIA (2017, no firm release date yet)

A remake of Dario Argento’s classic 1977 film that has been met with some hesitation and hostility, the Luca Guadagnino directed film involves a ballet dancer who attends a prestigious dance school, who after a series of murders discovers that sinister and supernatural forces may be behind them. Chloe Grace Moretz, Dakota Johnson, and Tilda Swinton are set to star in the film.

XX (February 17, 2017)

From the film’s website: “XX is a new horror anthology with a gender twist – all segments will be helmed by female directors and will star female leads. The directors have been given free creative rein within budget and time constraints, but all of the segments themselves will involve the horror genre.” The film will debut on multiple on-demand services on release.

Rock Paper Dead (2017)

Michael Madsen, Tatum O’Neal, Jennifer Titus and Luke Macfarlane have joined the cast of Tom Holland’s horror film Rock Paper Dead, which follows a serial killer’s return to his family estate after being released from a mental hospital supposedly a “cured” man. The film will be released this year year.

The film brings together a crew who are legendary in the genre including Vincent Guastini (Requiem for a Dream), Victor Miller (Friday the 13th) and composer Harry Manfredini — also stars Anna Margaret (Scream Queens), Maureen McCormick (The Brady Bunch) and Gabriel Stone (Death House).

There are probably dozens of more horror films coming to us over the next 12 months that we could spend hours talking about. You can be certain that we will be filling your eye holes with trailers, images, news, and reviews for all of these films and more throughout what’s sure to be another amazing year of horror. Which are you excited about watching this year? Are there any missing here that’s on the top of your own list?

Let us know in the comments!

Jason Stollery has horror films encoded into his DNA, going so far as to name his sons Michael and Fred. He can be found talking film on Twitter @smegghed.

Source: Tom Holland’s Terror Time