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Battle of the 'Titanic' TV Series: Chris Noth and Neve Campbell Join 'Blood and Steel'

by Catherine Lawson, posted Aug 31st 2011 8:45AM
Chris NothApril 2012 marks the 100th anniversary of the 'Titanic' sinking on her maiden voyage across the Atlantic Ocean. To mark the occasion not one, but two, epic TV series are being produced about the disaster.

Production is already underway on the 'Titanic' mini-series, which has been penned by 'Downton Abbey' creator Julian Fellowes and will star 'Law & Order' vet Linus Roache among others.

Now casting is being finalized for a rival 12-part series 'Blood and Steel.'

According to Deadline, Derek Jacobi ('The King's Speech,' 'I, Claudius'), Chris Noth ('Sex and the City'), Neve Campbell ('Scream') and Kevin Zegers ('Gossip Girl') are all in various stages of negotiations to join the project.

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'Law & Order' Alum Linus Roache to Star in 'Titanic' Miniseries

by Catherine Lawson, posted Apr 6th 2011 8:40AM
Linus RoacheThe cast has been announced for 'Downton Abbey' creator Julian Fellowes's new miniseries, 'Titanic.'

Linus Roache, last seen on U.S. television screens playing Exec A.D.A. Michael Cutter in the final season of 'Law & Order,' has signed on for a lead role in the four-part production.

He'll be joined onboard the doomed liner by fellow Brits and 'Masterpiece Theatre' vets Geraldine Somerville ('Gosford Park,' the 'Harry Potter' movies), Toby Jones ('Captain America,' 'Elizabeth I'), Celia Imrie ('Cranford,' 'Bridget Jones'), James Wilby ('Gosford Park') and Steven Waddington ('The Tudors,' 'Sleepy Hollow').

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'Downton Abbey' Creator to Write 'Titanic' TV Mini-Series

by Catherine Lawson, posted Mar 23rd 2011 9:00AM
Julian FellowesIt's been announced that Julian Fellowes, the Oscar-winning writer behind PBS hit 'Downton Abbey' and 'Gosford Park' is to put his spin on the 'Titanic' story.

Filming on the international co-production starts in Hungary this spring, and its broadcast will be timed to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the sinking of 'The Titanic' in April 1912.

In a statement, Maria Kyriacou, Managing Director at ITV Studios Global Entertainment, said the four-part mini-series will provide "a vividly different experience of the ship's last hours alongside a definitive snapshot of what was a unique and uncertain moment in history."

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Glenn Beck Feuds With James Cameron (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Mar 25th 2010 3:37PM
Glenn Beck Feuds with James Cameron'Avatar' director James Cameron is currently in a war of words with Glenn Beck, the controversial Fox News pundit. The feud gets a little complicated, but we'll break it down for you.

Three years ago, Beck called Cameron "the Antichrist" for making 'Titanic.' (Apparently, Beck is not a big fan of the film, or of the Celine Dion song that accompanied it.) Cameron recently heard about the remark and replied by calling Beck -- and we quote -- "A f--king a--hole."

Now, on 'The Glenn Beck Program' (weekdays, 5PM ET on FNC), Beck strikes back. While wearing 3D glasses, he mocked Cameron and 'Avatar,' saying that Cameron made a billion dollars off of a "Smurf-murdering movie,' and adding: "It's time to step away from the CGI, just for a minute, Jim."

Considering that Glenn Beck is involved, we're guessing that this feud is only just starting to heat up. Watch the entire clip to get the full story!

Watch the video after the jump.

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'Community' - 'Beginner Pottery' Recap

by Jason Hughes, posted Mar 19th 2010 12:22PM
Tony Hale(S01E19) "Congratulations, you failed a class so easy that people passing in the hallway get a contact credit."

Utilizing their setting on a college campus has allowed 'Community' to seamlessly stream in guest stars without ruining the flow of the series. This week, Jeff took another stab at a "blow-off" class, bringing us the incomparable Tony Hale as the ethereal instructor of Beginning Pottery, not to mention Lee Majors as the sailing teacher.

While Jeff was able to get Abed and Annie to join him in pottery, Pierce, Troy and Shirley instead took to the high seas ... of the parking lot, when they signed up for a sailing class. Jeff's journey was one in which he had to learn that being the "cool guy" doesn't necessarily mean he's good at everything. The lesson came from a not-so-surprising source: the resident expert on not being good at things.

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James Cameron: Hopeful Academy Award 'Jackass' (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Feb 17th 2010 3:30PM
Should 'Avatar' win big at this year's Academy Awards, director James Cameron promises to make an even bigger spectacle than he did after declaring himself "king of the world" when 'Titanic' won for Best Picture in 1998, he said on 'The View' (weekdays, syndicated).

"I can make a bigger jackass of myself," Cameron said. "That's what I love about the Academy Awards, a great opportunity to make a damn fool of yourself in front of a billion people."

Watch the video after the jump.

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What's Hot on Inside Movies: Remembering Brittany Murphy

by Jenny Hollowell, posted Dec 21st 2009 7:00PM
Today on Moviefone's Inside Movies:

-- We remember Brittany Murphy and the unique spirit she brought to her most memorable roles.

-- The details surrounding Murphy's death of cardiac arrest yesterday at the age of 32 are still developing. The LAPD has launched an investigation and an autopsy is underway.

More headlines after the jump.

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Movies on TV: Jan. 18-24

by Andrew Scott, posted Jan 18th 2009 6:00AM
Don't miss George Clooney, Helen Mirren and more in this week's must -see picks ...

If you're looking to watch a light and easy movie this week, bet on 'Ocean's Eleven,' the 2001 remake starring -- among others -- George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Matt Damon.

Also airing this week is the political drama 'The Queen.' The film won an Academy Award for its star, Helen Mirren, and earned an additional five nominations, including Best Picture. Catch it when it airs on Bravo before this year's Oscar nominations are announced on Thursday.

See more of AOL's flick picks of the week after the jump.


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A Titanic home theater

by Brad Linder, posted Feb 20th 2007 4:27PM
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A family in Tennessee with too much free time or money or both decided that they weren't content with throwing a 120-inch screen and projector into their home theater, so they created an entire room designed around a Titanic theme.

The 20 by 14 foot room includes over a thousand fiber optic light strands to mimic the night sky, a rather fancy looking dome, sound baffling to deal with the acoustic problems inherent with a domed roof, and a Vidikron Model 30 ET projector.

The receiver, DVD player, and most of the electronic equipment are hidden, but the things about these anachronistic rooms is there's never a good way to make your fancy universal remote control look like it fits in with the surroundings. That's something you don't really have to worry about if you're going for a space age feel, say with a Star Trek home theater.

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DVD review: NewsRadio, season 4

by Bob Sassone, posted Jun 28th 2006 12:30PM
Khandi AlexanderSeason three of NewsRadio is the best season of the show. Having said that, season four has quite a number of gems too. You can see that this was the season that they started to tinker with the show: they brought in new cast members, they switched around the jobs of a few characters, they fired Matthew, introduced more of story arcs over several episodes, and they started to have more surreal moments. Not all of it works (I, for one, was a fan of the Dave/Lisa romance, and breaking them up and then having them switch jobs put the show out of whack in a way), but this set is a lot of fun.

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