Wow, just wow -plz read on: According to the Hollywood Reporter, the rights holders of Buffy the Vampire Slayer are planning a remake/relaunch. Now, fans of the Buffyverse have been clamoring for a feature extension ever since the show's end in 2003; and they've made the Whedon-overseen comic books best sellers. Whedon has long been the hand on the wheel of the Buffy franchise, and his cultish fanbase are legion. And now for the spoiler -- get this -- Whedon isn't involved. AT ALL. According to the news item, the producers aren't against the idea of Whedon's involvement, but they haven't "reached out to him." What's more, this new "film" would have no connection with the TV series. It won't be having any of the series' famed supporting characters, such as Angel, Willow, Xander or Spike, as well since the underlying idea for the new film is that "each generation has its own vampire slayer to protect it". The new "Buffy" film is being developed by Vertigo Entertainment's Roy Lee and Doug Davison, who are working with the original movie's director Fran Rubel Kuzui and husband Kaz Kuzui. They are seeking to create a new story line in the vein of J.J. Abrams' "Star Trek", meaning that the plot won't clash with the one created by Whedon. Of the fresh "Buffy", Fran Kuzui who has held onto the rights since the beginning fessed up, "It was Roy's interest in taking Buffy into a new place that grabbed us." Noting that original exec producer Sandy Gallin was also consulted for the project, she added, "Everything has its moment. Every movie takes on a life at some point, and this seems like the moment to do this." Do you think it should still be considered a "Buffy" movie - or is the whole concept too far from home? New: Joss Whedon Comments on "Buffy" Reboot articles: Aceshowbiz Popwatch -an aggravated fan's perspective
Alias meets Charlie' Angels as Eliza Dushku takes on multiple identities in Buffy and Angel creator Joss Whedon's futuristic new drama Dollhouse The last time Eliza Dushku and writer Joss Whedon teamed up, the result was two of TV's biggest cult hits, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and its equally addictive spin-off Angel. Now, six years after Dushku hung up her stake as rogue slayer Faith, she's has joined forces with Whedon once again for the much-anticipated new fantasy drama Dollhouse (Sci-Fi, Tuesdays, 9pm). Dushku plays a young woman, Echo, who is recruited by a mysterious organisation called the Rossum Corporation. Living in a futuristic building called the Dollhouse, Echo and the other 'Dolls' have their memories wiped and are implanted with artificial personalities and physical abilities then hired out to rich clients to fulfil their needs and fantasies. We asked Dushku to tell us more... So, what's Dollhouse about? "The first time we meet Echo, she is broken down and in a real jam. She doesn't really have any other option but to join this organisation for five years. So she signs on the dotted line, and next thing you know, she's living in The Dollhouse." What is The Dollhouse? "It's run by a corporation which imprints people with different personalities. Echo has her memories erased and becomes a Doll who is hired out for various engagements." What kind of engagements does Echo go on? "In the first episode, she is programmed to be a hostage negotiator. In the second, she is hired to be the ultimate adventure date by this crazy guy who takes her out to the forest. Things go off the rails and there's action, adventure and ass-kicking." What happens to the Dolls? "Gradually, they start to have memories. They develop little flickers of self-awareness and remember things from engagements. Of course, that's considered a glitch in the Dollhouse system, and that's when all hell breaks loose." Why did the show appeal to you? "It's provocative and disturbing. We're dealing with altering and programming people and that's a very sensitive topic. Also, you never get bored. I'm a different person every week." Who was your favourite character to play? "It was awesome playing a sexy assassin." It sounds like a pretty physical role "I've ridden a motorcycle, Thai-boxed and jumped from a moving vehicle. There is a real James Bond element to it. That works for me. The more action, the better." Did you need to get in shape for the series? "I work out every day, and I've been physical since I came out of the womb. I grew up with three older brothers, and I've always been game for everything. When I first showed up on the Buffy set, I said, 'Who's that girl dressed like me? I don't need a stunt double. Just throw me off a building!" How did you become an actress? "When I was 10, we took my brother to an audition and I tripped and broke my nose. Blood was everywhere, and I started screaming. The casting agents were, like, 'Who's that kid?' Next thing I know, they hired me for a commercial." Did you enjoy playing Faith in Buffy? "It was really liberating to be completely off the wall and psychotic. I also liked getting to kiss David Boreanaz." How does it feel to work with Joss Whedon again? "Joss is my best friend. When we worked on Buffy, I knew that we were making something special. It's so satisfying that it was received so well." Source
24 - Season 1, 11:00 P.M.-12:00 A.M. Sorry to admit it, but I lost interest in 24 near the beginning of last season, and have been unable to get back into it since. That being said, the show has had some great seasons, and though people debate which one is their favorite, none for me have ever outdone the thrilling first season, and its thrilling conclusion. Spoiler alert The death of Jack's wife (followed by the now infamous silent countdown clock, reserved for only the most solemn of '24' events) was simply the most unexpected, surprising and fantastic ending that I could have possibly fathomed. Unlike other shows, this shocking event also taught us that important people actually die in 24, which made future seasons all the more exciting. Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 2, Becoming (1 and 2) I knew I wanted to put a Buffy finale on this list, and I had a difficult time choosing between Season 2 (the one I ultimately selected) and Season 3 (because Graduation was pretty awesome too...). However, I decided that nothing topped the delving into Angel's past and Buffy's realizing that she would have to kill him (Angelus). Then throw in that Angel's soul gets restored after all, but Buffy still had to send him to Hell...you know, to save the world (as Angel's blood is the only thing that will do the trick). Man oh Man, talk about tragedy. This was definitely Buffy at its finest... Alias - Season 1, Almost Thirty Years Episode after episode of Alias 's first season would conclude with a giant cliffhanger that made you go crazy waiting for the next week to arrive. So, it shouldn't be surprising that nothing outdid the Season 1 Finale's cliffhanger. Spoiler Alert The giant Rambaldi device is destroyed by Sydney, simultaneously releasing a ton of water. While Sydney manages to get through a closing door and escape the tidal wave, Vaughn is seemingly left to drown. However, most importantly, Sydney finally comes face to face with "The Man" and her season ending words are..."Mom?" (who mind you, was supposed to be dead; thus, Mom is not only not dead, but alive and evil). Friends (1994) - Season 4, The One with Ross's Wedding (1 and 2) Since our finale list has been heavy on the dramas, it's only fair to recognize a comedy finale. Friends had a few great season finales (also loved Season 5's One in Vegas), but I am especially partial to this one, as it also happened to be the first episode that I ever watched of the series (what a great way to start)! This episode was a comedy of errors in relation to all things Ross's wedding, culminating in his marriage-ruining "Rachel" slip at the altar. However, I also loved this finale as it was the beginning of the Chandler/Monica pairing, which provided great new direction for the comedy in its later seasons. Prison Break - Season 1, Flight Like 24 , Prison Break for me was a show that couldn't maintain the excitement of its earlier seasons. Nothing outdid the show's first season (in my opinion), which you might have guessed, climaxed when the guys actually achieved the show's title and broke out of prison ! We had some serious violence in this episode; I will never forget T-Bag's hand getting hacked off. Other huge revelations: Sarah ODing, Steadman's alive!, the President gets assassinated and the guys don't catch their plane, thereby setting up Season 2. What have been your favorite season finales?
Click on image to expand to full size From Friday to Tuesday, participate in SideReel's Battle of the Butt Kicking Babes! We've seeded the 2 sides as super-human (as in the babe contains some sort of enhanced powers, from Buffy's Slayer Strength to Cameron being, well, a killing machine) vs. human (no extra powers beyond their god-given strength...at least to our knowledge). Here's how it works: Beginning now, please choose the winners of the first 8 match ups. As a comment, please write 8 names, which represent the winners of Buffy vs. Jessi, Echo vs. Elle, Cameron vs. Claire, Max vs. Chloe, Sydney vs. Kate, Sarah vs. Fiona, Sarah Connor vs. Lois Lane and Veronica Mars vs. Mary Shannon. Based on comments, we will tabulate the winners of Round 1. Then come back beginning Saturday to vote in Round 2! UPDATE: Round 1 Voting is Closed! You may now vote in Round 2. Please choose winners between Buffy vs. Echo, Cameron vs. Max, Sydney vs. Sarah W. and Sarah C. vs. Veronica Mars! Note: In round 1, all of the top seeds won. The closest battle was Cameron vs. Claire. Cameron won by only a small margin of about 25 votes UPDATE 2: Round 2 Voting is Closed! You may now vote in Round 3. Please choose winners between Buffy vs. Max and Sydney vs. Sarah Connor! Note: Buffy and Sydney won their heats with relative ease, but the other 2 match-ups were nailbiters . Max beat Cameron by a single vote ! (And boy did I misjudge people's allegiance to Dark Angel ; I thought Cameron would easily win). Sarah Connor defeated Veronica by 10 votes. UPDATE 3: Round 3 Voting is Closed! You may now vote in the final round! Please choose your ultimate butt kicking babe! We're down to Buffy Summers vs. Sydney Bristow! Note: As somewhat expected, Buffy annihilated Max. Sydney and Sarah Connor were quite close, though Sydney edged her out by 7 votes. UPDATE 4: The Battle Has Ended and as many of you predicted, Buffy Summers took home the crown! Note: Though Buffy did win substantially (119-58), you can see that Sydney was not without her supporters. Thank you everyone for voting and participating...and suggesting alternate babes. Never again will I forget the likes of Xena and River Tam when discussing butt-kicking babes. By popular demand, we will soon drum up a bracket for Butt-Kicking Dudes! Let the Battle of the Butt Kicking Babes Begin! - (CONCLUDED)
Buffy The Vampire Slayer - Buffy Summers Buffy may have been little, but she sure was mighty! So yeah, the girl may have gotten a little help from her Slayer strength, but it was not just Buffy's strength, but her smarts and gusto that made her such an awesome butt-kicking babe. Stopping an apocalypse? No problemo! Also loved how the girl was never too proud to accept a little help from her friends, who as the series progressed, also became key in stopping evil many times over. Alias - Sydney Bristow I don't think I've ever seen more convincing fight scenes than in an episode of Alias . Sydney Bristow, for me, was like the female Jack Bauer ( 24 ). Put plainly, she was a butt-kicking babe. I'd want her by my side in a dangerous situation before any dude. Loved how the resourceful Bristow would use everything in sight to supplement her fight (from furniture to kitchen supplies)...all while wearing the coolest (and hottest) disguises you've ever seen on TV. Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles - Sarah Connor and Cameron So it might be the guy - John Connor - that saves the world in the future , but in the present, thank god that kid is surrounded by not one, but two butt kicking babes, or I'm not so sure he'd make it to the future to save us all! He's got his mother, Sarah Connor, who you have to admit, is pretty frackin' awesome. She has no superpowers, yet emits a feeling of strength and cool. And...in the event that John's mother can't save him all of the time, throw on in Cameron, who is kinda programmed to be a butt kicking babe, since she is after all a Terminator. But...Cameron does it with humor and heart, so we won't hold the advantage against her! Smallville - Lois Lane and Chloe Sullivan Guess we're going to have 11 butt-kicking babes, as I am selecting 2 from Smallville as well. I got sick of Lana Lang on Smallville for many reasons, but the primary one was probably... how many times are you going to get yourself into a situation of grave danger so that Clark has to rescue you ? While cousins Lois and Chloe have both had their fair share of "getting rescued by Clark" moments as well, they are decidedly more capable of taking care of themselves. Chloe's got some meteor-related abilities that help her out, but even before realizing those, always used her innate smarts to assist in a situation. Lois, too, has always been a smart, confident woman, and with her father's military background, is definitely capable of some self-defense. And...the two combined have some pretty butt-kicking journalistic and investigative skills. So...who are your favorite butt-kicking babes?
Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze, Jr. are expecting their first child together, People reports. "They're very excited," a source tells the magazine. Gellar, who turns 32 on Tuesday, is reportedly due in the fall. The former Buffy star, who is slated to shoot the HBO pilot The Wonderful Maladays, has been married to Prinze, 33, since 2002. This will be the third Buffy offspring this year: Gellar's former small-screen sidekick Alyson Hannigan] gave birth to a daughter last month, while David Boreanaz is expecting his second child in the fall. Congratulations to Sarah Michelle! Source: TV Guide
With her career getting new life, Eliza Dushku has plenty of reasons to celebrate. The ex-Buffy the Vampire Slayer actress is currently the star of one of TV's hottest new shows, Dollhouse. With her new show... See the pics at Putu.Us
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Eliza Dushku made an appearance in this lovely casual-looking attire at the Oliver People and Van Cleef & Arpels Annual Hollywood Luncheon in LA on February 19th. Continue Reading... Her pink top looked lovely and her subtle make-up only added to her casual yet elegant appearance. The event was star-studded with many celebrities of both the big and small screen in attendance that night.
Did Britney Spears really almost appear on Buffy the Vampire Slayer? Why was Anya afraid of rabbits? Was Drusilla a potential slayer? Will Buffy reunite with Angel anytime soon? And how are things looking for a Serenity 2 movie? I brought your questions about Buffy, Angel and Firefly to Joss Whedon, when he dropped by to talk up his new Fox series, Dollhouse . For Joss Whedon Video Click Here .