Stephen King's "The Ten O'Clock People" Gets Big Screen Treatment! 


First, the good news for Stephen King fans (like me!). The author's "The Ten O'Clock People" is getting a big-screen adaptation according to Deadline. The novella is part of King's 1993 "Nightmares and Dreamscapes" collection.

Then, the not-so-good news -- Tom Holland has signed on to adapt and direct. Sure, Holland has adapted two King works ("The Langoliers" and "Thinner") but they're not necessarily great, or gosh, good movies either. But, he also directed the original "Fright Night" and "Child's Play" so we may still have hope!

"The Ten O'Clock People" was written by King during his struggles with smoking. Hence, there's a treasure trove of stories that the author has written about cigarette addiction.

The film will go into production this summer.

Read the plot of "The Ten O'Clock People" from Wiki, it's all about "batmen":

The main character, Pearson, is a smoker trying hard to quit for health reasons. He discovers a horrible aspect of reality that only those attempting to quit like him are capable of seeing - that many of the people living among us in positions of power, including many police officers and political figures and even the Vice President of the United States, are in fact inhuman monsters disguised as people. A unique chemical imbalance, caused by his smoking only on his morning break (thus the reference to Ten O' Clock in the title) makes him able to see the true nature of these creatures through their disguises. When Pearson first notices one of them, a young black man named Dudley "Duke" Rhinemann stops him from screaming and calms him down.

Dudley later explains that if Pearson wants to live, he must go about his day as usual and meet him at 3 o'clock after work. Pearson does as he is told and discovers that his boss is also one of the "batmen". He leaves work a bit shaken, meets Dudley and goes to a bar with him. After explaining that smokers trying to quit are the only ones who see them, Dudley invites Pearson to a meeting of those who can see the "batmen".

Shortly after arriving, the leader of the group says he has "big news" for them all. Pearson, who already had some suspicion about the idolized leader realizes the man is stalling for time. He gives warning. The leader then says the batmen have granted them amnesty, but soon after a horde of them attack those in the meeting. Many die. Pearson, along with two others, manage to escape the meeting. The trio flee to Omaha and form a new resistance group of 'Ten O'Clock People'. This group successfully kills many 'batmen'.


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Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit" Will Have Its World Premiere In... 


New Zealand!

Yup, Peter Jackson's homeland will get first dibs on "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" on November 28 where the film will have its world premiere. U.S. folks will see the much-anticipated movie two weeks after on December 14.

The second film in the series, "The Hobbit: There and Back Again" is set to enchant us on December 13, 2013.

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NBC Dominates Critics' Choice Television Awards! Check Out Complete Nominations List! 


Yes it's not about the movies, but the Television Awards is the "sister" awards of our Critics' Choice Movie Awards. This one honors the best and brightest of the television world that aired between June 1, 2011 and May 31, 2012.

This is the second year of the Critics' Choice Television Awards and since last year, six new categories have been added for the 2011/12 season including Best Movie or Mini-series, Best Actor in a Movie or Mini-Series, Best Actress in a Movie or Mini-Series, Best Guest Performer in a Drama Series, Best Guest Performer in a Comedy Series and Best Animated Series.

Winners will be announced on Monday, June 18th, at a gala awards dinner at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

NBC received the most nods with 14 nominations followed by ABC with 13 and FOX with 12. HBO led nominations for cable networks with 12, followed by AMC and FX with 11 nominations each.

The most nominated series? NBC's "Community" which received six nods.

Here's the complete nominees for the 2nd Annual Critics' Choice Television Awards:

Best Drama Series

Breaking Bad – AMC

Downton Abbey – PBS

Game of Thrones – HBO

The Good Wife – CBS

Homeland – Showtime

Mad Men – AMC


Best Actor in a Drama Series

Bryan Cranston – Breaking Bad – AMC

Kelsey Grammer – Boss – Starz

Jon Hamm – Mad Men - AMC

Charlie Hunnam – Sons of Anarchy – FX

Damian Lewis – Homeland – Showtime

Timothy Olyphant – Justified – FX



Best Actress in a Drama Series

Claire Danes – Homeland – Showtime

Michelle Dockery – Downton Abbey - PBS

Julianna Margulies – The Good Wife – CBS

Elisabeth Moss – Mad Men – AMC

Emmy Rossum – Shameless – Showtime

Katey Sagal – Sons of Anarchy – FX



Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Peter Dinklage – Game of Thrones – HBO

Giancarlo Esposito – Breaking Bad – AMC

Neal McDonough – Justified – FX

John Noble – Fringe – FOX

Aaron Paul – Breaking Bad - AMC

John Slattery – Mad Men – AMC



Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Christine Baranski – The Good Wife – CBS

Anna Gunn – Breaking Bad - AMC

Christina Hendricks – Mad Men – AMC

Regina King – Southland - TNT

Kelly Macdonald – Boardwalk Empire – HBO

Maggie Siff – Sons of Anarchy – FX



Best Guest Performer in a Drama Series

Dylan Baker – Damages – DirecTV

Jere Burns – Justified – FX

Loretta Devine – Grey’s Anatomy – ABC

Lucy Liu – Southland – TNT

Carrie Preston – The Good Wife – CBS

Chloe Webb – Shameless – Showtime



Best Reality Series

Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations – Travel Channel

Hoarders – A&E

Sister Wives – TLC

Kitchen Nightmares – FOX

Pawn Stars – History

Undercover Boss – CBS



Best Reality Series – Competition

The Pitch – AMC

Shark Tank – ABC

So You Think You Can Dance – FOX

The Voice – NBC

Chopped – FOOD

The Amazing Race - CBS



Best Reality Show Host

Tom Bergeron – Dancing with the Stars – ABC

Nick Cannon – America’s Got Talent - NBC

Cat Deeley – So You Think You Can Dance – FOX

Phil Keoghan – The Amazing Race - CBS

RuPaul – RuPaul’s Drag Race - Logo



Best Talk Show

Conan - TBS

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart – Comedy Central

Late Night with Jimmy Fallon - NBC

Jimmy Kimmel Live! – ABC

The View - ABC



Best Comedy Series

The Big Bang Theory – CBS

Community – NBC

Girls – HBO

Modern Family – ABC

New Girl – FOX

Parks and Recreation – NBC



Best Actor in a Comedy Series

Don Cheadle – House of Lies – Showtime

Louis C.K. – Louie – FX

Larry David – Curb Your Enthusiasm – HBO

Garret Dillahunt – Raising Hope – FOX

Joel McHale – Community – NBC

Jim Parsons – The Big Bang Theory – CBS



Best Actress in a Comedy Series

Zooey Deschanel – New Girl – FOX

Lena Dunham – Girls – HBO

Julia Louis Dreyfus – Veep - HBO

Martha Plimpton – Raising Hope – FOX

Amy Poehler – Parks and Recreation – NBC

Ashley Rickards – Awkward – MTV



Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Ty Burrell – Modern Family – ABC

Max Greenfield – New Girl – FOX

Nick Offerman – Parks and Recreation – NBC

Danny Pudi – Community – NBC

Jim Rash – Community – NBC

Damon Wayans Jr. – Happy Endings – ABC



Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy

Julie Bowen – Modern Family – ABC

Alison Brie – Community – NBC

Cheryl Hines – Suburgatory – ABC

Gillian Jacobs – Community – NBC

Eden Sher – The Middle – ABC

Casey Wilson – Happy Endings – ABC



Best Guest Performer in a Comedy Series

Becky Ann Baker – Girls – HBO

Bobby Cannavale – Modern Family – ABC

Kathryn Hahn – Parks and Recreation – NBC

Justin Long – New Girl – FOX

Paul Rudd – Parks and Recreation – NBC

Peter Scolari – Girls – HBO



Best Animated Series

Archer – FX

Adventure Time – Cartoon Network

Bob’s Burgers – FOX

Family Guy – FOX

Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Cartoon Network



Best Movie/Miniseries

American Horror Story – FX

Luther – BBC America

Sherlock – PBS

Page Eight – PBS

The Hour – BBC America

Game Change – HBO



Best Actor in a Movie/Miniseries

Benedict Cumberbatch – Sherlock – PBS

Bill Nighy – Page Eight – PBS

Woody Harrelson – Game Change – HBO

Idris Elba – Luther – BBC America

Dominic West – The Hour – BBC America

Kevin Costner – Hatfields & McCoys – History



Best Actress in a Movie/Miniseries

Jessica Lange – American Horror Story – FX

Gillian Anderson - Great Expectations – PBS

Julianne Moore – Game Change – HBO

Patricia Clarkson – Five – Lifetime

Lara Pulver – Sherlock – PBS

Emily Watson – Appropriate Adult – Sundance


*** Submissions are still being accepted for The Most Exciting New Series category.

Nominations Tally

NETWORKS, CHANNELS & DISTRIBS

NBC – 14

ABC – 13

FOX – 12

HBO – 12

AMC – 11

FX – 11

CBS – 9

PBS – 8

Showtime – 6

BBC America – 4

Cartoon Network – 2

History – 2

TNT – 2

A&E – 1

Comedy Central – 1

DirecTV – 1

Food – 1

Lifetime – 1

Logo – 1

MTV – 1

Starz – 1

Sundance – 1

TBS – 1

TLC - 1

Travel Channel – 1

SHOWS

Community – 6

Mad Men – 5

Parks & Recreation – 5

Breaking Bad – 4

Girls - 4

The Good Wife – 4

Modern Family – 4

New Girl – 4

Game Change – 3

Homeland – 3

Justified – 3

Sherlock – 3

Sons of Anarchy – 3

The Amazing Race – 2

American Horror Story – 2

The Big Bang Theory – 2

Downton Abbey – 2

Game of Thrones – 2

Happy Endings – 2

The Hour – 2

Luther – 2

Page Eight – 2

Raising Hope – 2

Shameless – 2

Southland – 2

So You Think You Can Dance - 2

Adventure Time - 1

America’s Got Talent – 1

Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations - 1

Appropriate Adult – 1

Archer - 1

Awkward – 1

Boardwalk Empire – 1

Bob’s Burgers – 1

Boss – 1

Chopped – 1

Conan – 1

Curb Your Enthusiasm – 1

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart – 1

Damages – 1

Dancing with the Stars – 1

Family Guy – 1

Five – 1

Fringe – 1

Great Expectations – 1

Grey’s Anatomy – 1

Hatfields & McCoys – 1

Hoarders – 1

House of Lies – 1

Jimmy Kimmel Live! – 1

Kitchen Nightmares – 1

Late Night with Jimmy Fallon – 1

Louie – 1

The Middle – 1

Pawn Stars – 1

The Pitch – 1

RuPaul’s Drag Race – 1

Shark Tank – 1

Sister Wives – 1

Star Wars: The Clone Wars – 1

Suburgatory – 1

Undercover Boss – 1

Veep – 1

The View – 1

The Voice – 1

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Andrew Dice Clay, Louis C.K. Join Woody Allen's Latest Opus 


Nope, this is not a joke folks, but Andrew Dice Clay (remember him?) and Louis C.K. are joining Woody Allen's latest film! But have no fear. The prolific director is an actor's director so I have faith that he will allow the stand-up comics to shine! But honestly though? Shining in a film full of great stars may be a hard thing to do!

Just take a look at the line-up that Allen has assembled -- Alec Baldwin (so funny in "Rock of Ages"), Cate Blanchett, Michael Emerson, Sally Hawkins, and Peter Sarsgaard.

Like any upcoming Allen film, the plot of this movie is completely under wraps. But what we do know is that it's shooting this summer in New York and San Francisco.

Let's see if Allen will let Clay do his dirty nursery rhymes.

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Exclusive "The Dark Knight Rises" Footage! More Catwoman, More Bane! 


"That you should be as afraid of him as I am," Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle muses near the end of the exclusive clip which premiered at the MTV Movie Awards last night introduced by writer/director Christopher Nolan.

We're all excited for the return of Batman on the big screen even though this one is the finale. The end. That's all folks!

The exclusive clip shown featured more Catwoman, more Bane (Tom Hardy) -- the two baddies that make Batman's (Christian Bale) life miserable. Or is it the Dark Knight's penchant for saving the world that makes his life a living hell? We'll find out on July 20th when the threequel opens.

Watch the exclusive clip of "The Dark Knight Rises" by clicking here.

SOURCE: Gawker

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