How WATCH ABC Changes Will Affect Viewing of 'GH,' 'The View' and 'The Chew'; Shows Also on Hulu Plus

How WATCH ABC Changes Will Affect Viewing of ‘GH,’ ‘The View’ and ‘The Chew’; Shows Also on Hulu Plus

 
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Yasma Ali Alkoraishi

Yasma Ali Alkoraishi

Blake Berris may be best known for his role as Nick Fallon on “Days of our Lives,” but the young actor has been busy trying to make a name for himself via other avenues, as well. He’s recently made headway in the indie film circuit, and his latest project is Jane Clark’s “Meth Head,” a story about a man named Kyle, played by Lukas Haas (“Lincoln,” “Inception,” and “Brick”), who loses control of his life after becoming addicted to methamphetamines.

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Debra Young

Debra Young

“General Hospital’s” Jon Lindstrom (Dr. Kevin Collins) directed and co-produced “How We Got Away With It,” a gripping, taut and explosive tale of a young man and his friend’s violent reaction to an unexpected tragedy during their annual all-weekend summer reunion. “Got Away With It” is a troubling and sometimes difficult piece about abuse, secrets, denial and revenge.

Screenings of the film will take place during the Macon Film Festival in Macon, GA beginning today, February 15, starting at 4:15 PM at the 567 Center for Renewal, which is located at 533 Cherry St. Macon, GA 31201. A Q&A will follow the screening. Another screening will take place on Saturday, February 16 at 6:00 PM at the Douglass Theater located at 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Macon, GA 31201.

For Tickets: http://www.maconfilmfestival.com

“How We Got Away With It” Trailer

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“I wish she’d tell me what she was thinking” are the first spoken words in the teaser trailer for the upcoming  film “On Air” by Paos Revolution, a new production company formed by Jordi Vilasuso (“All My Children,” “Guidiing Light”) and acting coaches from “AMC” and “General Hospital.” The film will tell the fictionalized story of life after a popular soap opera gets canceled and how the stars of the program are forced to move on.

In the teaser, Vilasuso is joined by former “AMC” co-star Alicia Minshew, whose character says that she “gave ten years of [her] life to that show. I still can’t believe we got canceled.” While the line provides an unintentional punch to soap fans still reeling from the loss of the ABC drama series as Minshew portrayed Kendall Hart on the program for nearly ten years, it does show that life does go on. While we will no longer be seeing some of our favorite stars portraying some of our all-time favorite characters, the business of soaps will continue in one form or another.

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TOM CAVANAGH TO STAR IN LIFETIME ORIGINAL MOVIE KILLER AMONG US

Captivating Film Co-Starring BORIS KODJOE and TESS ATKINS
set to Make World Premiere September 8

LOS ANGELES, CA (August 14, 2012) – Golden Globe® nominee Tom Cavanagh (Scrubs, Ed) will star in the Lifetime Original Movie Killer Among Us, which will make its world premiere on Saturday, September 8, 2012, at 8:00PM ET/PT. Inspired by a true story, the film follows Nick Carleton (Cavanagh), a widowed father of three who is coping with the loss of his beloved wife, while minding his teenage daughter Alex, (Tess Atkins, Girl Fight, The Killing) as she bravely tries to uncover the ruthless murder of her mother.

In Killer Among Us, Alex (Atkins), reeling from her mother’s shocking and mysterious murder, is trying to help her family’s life get back to normal, taking on the role of mother for her two younger siblings and lending a hand to her father Nick (Cavanagh). With no leads and the case growing cold, the police have no choice but to close their investigation. Not ready to give up, police detective Joseph Moran (Boris Kodjoe, Resident Evil: Afterlife, Soul Food) takes an unorthodox approach to try to find the killer by enlisting Alex’s assistance, which may put her in harm’s way. Reluctant to help at first, Alex begins to search for clues and anything out of the ordinary that could help solve her mother’s murder. But what she slowly begins to unearth is something more shocking than anything she could have ever imagined.

Killer Among Us was written by Katherine Fugate, directed by Bradley Walsh and produced by Front Street Pictures/Ordinary Road Productions. Executive producers include Harvey Kahn, Jack Grossbart, Linda Kent and Fugate.

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UPDATE, TUESDAY, AUGUST 21 1:10 PM ET: A previous version of this articles title indicated that “Desires of the Heart” was an Indian film. Soap Opera Network has since been told that while the film will be made by an Indian producer/executive producer and co-director, and despite the film taking place partially in India itself, “Heart” is “not an Indian film.”

PREVIOUS, MONDAY, AUGUST 13 11:55 PM ET: According to The Hollywood Reporter, former “All My Children” starlet Alicia Minshew (ex-Kendall Hart) has landed a major role in the new film “Desires of the Heart,” which began production in Savannah, GA on Monday, August 13.

In the film, Minshew will portray the role of Madeline, a young artist who catches the attention of a psychiatrist visiting from India. While their romance blossoms, her new love is forced to return to India in order to marry the woman chosen as his bride by his parents.

Executive produced by Solila Parida and directed by James Kicklighter, with co-direction in India provided by Rajesh Rathi, “Heart” will move production to India after completing work in Georgia.

Val Lauren, who starred in the James Franco (“General Hospital”) directed 2011 film “Sal,” will portray the psychiatrist in the film. Lauren has previously appeared in episodes of “Felicity,” “CSI: New York,” and “Hawaii Five-0.”

No release date for the film has been announced.



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Based on the Vertigo comic book series “Y: The Last Man,” which produced only 60 issues in the span of nearly five years (September 2002 to March 2008), “Y: The Last Man Rising” is a fan film that tells the story of Yorick (Travis Quentin Young), an artist who must be protected at all costs in order to ensure the continued survival of the human race. Special Agent 355 is the one tasked in protecting him by any means necessary. In July, IGN Entertainment debuted the film online that stars former “General Hospital” and “General Hospital: Night Shift” actress Kent King (ex-Dr. Lainey Winters) in the role of Agent 355. King co-produced the film alongside her husband Christian Cardona, who also served as writer, producer and director of the 21 minute long film.

In addition to King, the film features “an ensemble cast, including my good friend and fellow ‘GH’r’ Bergen Williams,” said the actress to Soap Opera Network. “A few of the other cast members have soap history as well. And if you look/listen really really closely, you can spot my bestie Minae Noji [ex-Dr. Kelly Lee, "GH" and "GH: NS"]. It also stars Travis Quentin Young, Rebecca MarshallVida Guerra, and Traci Dinwiddie.”

Note: “Y” is a non-profit fan film and is not endorsed or affiliated with DC Comics/Vertigo or Warner Bros. Studios. It is intended for entertainment purposes only. All names and references of “Y: The Last Man” are copyrights of DC Comics/Vertigo and their respective trademark and copyright holders.

Press Notes

Song: Rise
Artist: DJ Adam 12 (Performed by Chole Leighton)
Download it here: http://soundcloud.com/dj-adam-12/rise

Based on one of the most critically acclaimed comics of all time. A mysterious plague has wiped out all men on the planet, and women are left to pick up the pieces of society. The only surviving man is Yorick, an amateur escape artist who is the key to the continual survival of the human race. Special Agent 355 is tasked to protect his life at all costs. Luckily, she’s really good at her job…

IGN and Drake 1129 Productions are proud to present this new short film, made by super fans of the comic. It covers the initial plague that kills any mammal with a Y chromosome (except Yorick and his trusty monkey companion, Ampersand) and an awesome fight between Agent 355 and a fanatical group of Amazons.

Directed and Written by Christian Cardona
Produced by Kent King and Christian Cardona

Yorick………………….Travis Quentin Young
Agent 355…………….Kent King
Hero……………………Rebecca Marshall
Roxy……………………Vida Guerra
Victoria………………..Traci Dinwiddie

This fan film is not endorsed by or affiliated with DC Comics/ Vertigo, Warner Bros Studios, or the original creators of the comic, Brian K Vaughan & Pia Guerra. You should read the original comic though — it’s really, really good.



Here’s a look at the first trailer for Johnny Depp‘s new film, “Dark Shadows,” which is based on the ABC Daytime gothic soap opera of the same name and aired from June 27, 1966 to April 2, 1971 on the network. The film is being released by Warner Bros. Pictures and scheduled to hit theaters on Friday, May 11, 2012.

Warner Bros. Pictures

Movie Description:

In the year 1752, Joshua and Naomi Collins, with young son Barnabas, set sail from Liverpool, England to start a new life in America. But even an ocean was not enough to escape the mysterious curse that has plagued their family. Two decades pass and Barnabas (Johnny Depp) has the world at his feet—or at least the town of Collinsport, Maine. The master of Collinwood Manor, Barnabas is rich, powerful and an inveterate playboy…until he makes the grave mistake of breaking the heart of Angelique Bouchard (Eva Green). A witch, in every sense of the word, Angelique dooms him to a fate worse than death: turning him into a vampire, and then burying him alive. Two centuries later, Barnabas is inadvertently freed from his tomb and emerges into the very changed world of 1972. He returns to Collinwood Manor to find that his once-grand estate has fallen into ruin. The dysfunctional remnants of the Collins family have fared little better, each harboring their own dark secrets. Matriarch Elizabeth Collins Stoddard (Michelle Pfeiffer) has called upon live-in psychiatrist, Dr. Julia Hoffman (Helena Bonham Carter), to help with her family troubles. Also residing in the manor is Elizabeth’s ne’er-do-well brother, Roger Collins, (Jonny Lee Miller); her rebellious teenage daughter Carolyn Stoddard (Chloe Moretz); and Roger’s precocious 10-year-old son, David Collins (Gulliver McGrath). The mystery extends beyond the family, to caretaker Willie Loomis, played by Jackie Earle Haley, and David’s new nanny, Victoria Winters, played by Bella Heathcote.



Essence

Viewers of “All My Children” remember Michael B. Jordan as the memorable Reggie Montgomery, the adopted son of Jackson Montgomery (Walt Willey), who first made waves in Pine Valley in early 2003. This weekend, the 24-year old actor added an impressive notch to his professional belt. On February 3, Jordan landed on the big-screen in his first leading role in a motion picture (alongside Dane DeHaan, Alex Russell and Michael Kelly). That motion picture, the science-fiction thriller “Chronicle,” topped the United States Box Office for the weekend. Although the race is very close, early estimates have “Chronicle” just topping “Woman in Black,” which stars Daniel Radcliffe, with an estimated 22 million dollar total. The film exceeded expectations of it grossing anywhere from 8 to 15 million dollars in its first weekend in theaters.

Since his early departure from the cancelled ABC serial in June 2006, the talented Jordan has worked steadily. Right now he can be seen in another motion picture currently in theater’s, George Lucas‘ war epic “Red Tails.” Before joining “AMC,” Jordan starred on HBO’s “The Wire.” He has appeared on 26 episodes of NBC’s “Friday Night Lights” and 16 episodes of the networks “Parenthood” since 2009. If “Parenthood” should make it to a fourth season, Jordan may return to continue the popular role of Alex, Haddie’s (Sarah Ramos) ex-boyfriend. Jordan’s had memorable guest-star stints on CBS’ “CSI,” “Cold Case,” and “Without a Trace,” USA’s “Burn Notice, FOX’s “Bones” and “Lie to Me,” as well as NBC’s “Law & Order: Criminal Intent.” He’ll be showing up on an upcoming episode of FOX’s “House.”

“Chronicle” follows three high school students who make an incredible discovery, leading to their developing uncanny powers beyond their understanding. As they learn to control their abilities and use them to their advantage, their lives start to spin out of control, and their darker sides begin to take over.

Watch the trailer for “Chronicle” below:



(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — This weekend (August 12-14, 2011) at the movies we find teenagers singing show tunes they weren’t old enough to remember when they were originally sung in “Glee: The 3D Concert Movie” and teens trying to cheat death in “Final Destination 5.”

Glee: The 3D Concert Movie

Stars: Dianna Agron, Chris Colfer, Darren Criss, Kevin McHale, Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, Heather Morris, Amber Riley, Naya River, Mark Salling, Jenna Ushkowitz, Harry Shum, Jr., Chord Overstreet, and Ashley Fink

Distributor: 20th Century Fox

Release Notes: Only in theaters for two weeks, the concert film showcases the talents of all the “Glee” series stars including featured characters from competing group, the Warblers. While she appears in the trailer, Jane Lynch was actually removed from the theatrical version of the film according to producers. She will appear in the DVD version, according to series creator Ryan Murphy.

Final Destination 5

Stars: “The Bold and the Beautiful’s” Jacqueline MacInnes Wood, Nicholas D’Agosto, Emma Bell, Miles Fisher, Arlen Escarpeta, David Koechner, Ellen Wroe, P.J. Byrne, Courtney B. Vance, and Tony Todd

Distributor: New Line Cinema(a division of Warner Bros.)

Release Notes: This is the fith film in the series of horror films that began in 2000 with “Final Destination.” Todd, who portrayed William Bludworth in the first film, returns in what producer promise is a return to the originals roots.



Monday, February 23, 2009 2:04 AM ET | By Errol Lewis

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Former “Port Charles” and “General Hospital” Nurse watches as “Madea Goes to Jail” tops the American weekend box-office with $41.1 million in the bank.

The film centers on Mabel Simmons, better known as Madea (Tyler Perry), who is sent to jail after a high-speed freeway chase proves Madea has anger management issues. Ion Overman, who portrayed Nurse Gabby Garza on ABC’s “Port Charles” from 2000-2002 and an occasional appearance on “General Hospital,” plays Assistant District Attorney Linda Holmes, who is engaged to be married to Joshua Hardaway (Derek Luke), who himself finds he still has lasting feelings for Candace (Keshia Knight Pulliam), a childhood friend turned prostitute. Whoopi Goldberg and the ladies of “The View” and Dr. Phil McGraw from “Dr. Phil” all make cameo appearances. Judge Mablean Ephriam, who appears as herself in the film, last butted heads with Madea in 2005′s “Diary of a Mad Black Woman,” which co-starred Shemar Moore (“The Young and the Restless,” “Criminal Minds”).

Opening on Friday, the movie now stands as the biggest opening weekend ever for a Tyler Perry and Lionsgate film. Perry’s previous high came courtesy of “Madea’s Family Reunion,” which bowed to $30 million, while Lionsgate’s “Saw III” slaughtered $33.6 million out of moviegoers in October 2006.

Liam Neeson continues to capture audiences with “Taken,” as the film holds on in the number two spot this week with $11.4 million. “Coraline” took in another $11 million in third, while the films “He’s Just Not That Into You” and “Slumdog Millionaire” round out the top five with each racking in over $8 million. Last weekends champ, “Friday the 13th,” fell an enormous 81% in total receipts as it made just $7.8 million in sixth place.

All things considered, the weekend haul of $142 million represents a 29% increase in ticket sales from the year-ago week.


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