While the Oscars were embarrassing themselves yesterday, we lost one of the great character actors of the last 30 years. Bill Paxton passed away yesterday after complications from heart surgery at the all-too-young age of 61. I am so tired of writing obituaries, so my new policy is that unless it’s someone with whom I have a special connection (Robin Williams or Mary Tyler Moore, for example), obituaries go on the Facebook page and the deceased’s career will be celebrated in the next Their 10 Best.
From the mid-1980’s through the end of the 1990’s, Bill Paxton was in some of the most memorable films of the era: The Terminator, Aliens, Titanic, Apollo 13, and a host of others. Just recently, he turned in one of my favorite of his performances in Edge of Tomorrow, taking a role that literally does nothing but repeat a speech over and over and making it new each time. I have never watched Paxton’s successful HBO series, Big Love, but he was a brief part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, serving as the “Big Bad” in season one of Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD. Like the also recently lost John Hurt, Paxton was seldom the leading man (the exception being what I think is his best performance in A Simple Plan), but he made ensembles great, and he’ll be sorely missed.
Comic Con International 2016 is upon us! What was once a normal comic convention has morphed into a media extravaganza. Each day of the con will bring new posters and first-look pictures. We’ll collect as many as are gatherable into a single daily update for your compact geeky pleasure. Day Two brought new pictures and posters from Wonder Woman, Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD Season Four, Blair Witch, American Gods Season One, The Walking Dead Season Seven, Kong: Skull Island, The LEGO Batman Movie, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, and Doctor Strange.
The theme of the fall season is now DEFINITELY “everything old is new again”. After NBC resurrected Coach and Heroes and FOX brought back The X-Files and Minority Report, ABC has countered with the third incarnation of The Muppet Show, Uncle Buck and another drama from Grey’s Anatomy/Private Practice/Scandal guru Shonda Rhimes. Most interesting to me though is the absence of the rumored second Agents of SHIELD spin-off from the fall and midseason list of shows. Coming Soon does the best job at giving the most detailed rundown and fall’s future, so read on below for their detailed take of what will be appearing on the Mouse’s network. Just relax. Grey’s Anatomy is back for season 12, Modern Family for season 7, Agents of SHIELD for season 3 and Agent Carter for season 2. Continue reading FOX Announces Primetime Schedule for 2015-2016 TV Season *The X-Files Return and American Idol Goes One Last Round*→
I’m really looking forward to SHIELD coming back. The show really found its legs in the back half of season one and the integration with the cinematic MCU really has an anything can happen feel. Only a few weeks until season 2!
The “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” cast includes Clark Gregg as fan favorite Phil Coulson, along with Ming-Na Wen as Agent Melinda May, Brett Dalton as Agent Grant Ward, Chloe Bennet as Skye, Iain De Caestecker as Agent Leo Fitz and Elizabeth Henstridge as Agent Jemma Simmons.
The series is executive produced by Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon, Maurissa Tancharoen, Jeffrey Bell and Jeph Loeb. Season 2 of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” will premiere on September 23
Mockingbird is a perfect character for Agents of SHIELD. While she’s cool, she’s not cool enough to merit inclusion in The Avengers. This will give them a chance to define her, plus she’s Hawkeye’s ex-wife! Perfect way to get Jeremy Renner on the show a few times. Plus, I’m obligated to be gleeful anytime someone from Friday Night Lights joins a project I’m following. Full story from Coming Soon below. Continue reading Adrianne Palicki is Joining Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD as Mockingbird!→