Saturday, March 2, 2013

LEE PACE IN AMC 80'S COMPUTER SHOW "HALT AND CATCH FIRE"!

We shall have tones of casting news for new shows and pilots today starting with our favourite Lee Pace whom you watched as mesme-
rizing Elven king Thranduil leading his elven armies while riding his royal elk in THE HOBBIT. He is returning to TV after PUSHING DAISIES a few years ago. Now he will lead the cast in AMC's HALT AND CATCH FIRE! Set in the early '80s, the drama revolves around the personal computing boom and is told through the eyes of a visionary and an engineer and prodigy whose innovations directly confront the corporate behemoths of the time. Their partnership will be challenged by greed and ego while charting the changing culture in Texas' Silicon Prairie. THR reports that Lee Pace will play Joe MacMillan, who is often the smartest guy in the office and two steps ahead of both friends and enemies. Once a superstar salesman at IBM, he recently departed under mysterious circumstances only to resurface at an also-ran Dallas tech company. He arrives in Dallas with a plan to force the company into the new era of the PC boom. Mackenzie Davis will play a punk computer programming grad student whose aggressive behaviour covers a vulnerability. Her ambition is a magnet for MacMillan!

31 comments:

  1. One, Lee Pace is very pretty.

    Two, a Sleepy Hollow show? TV just keeps getting better and better!

    And PS...taking the kids to see Jack the Giant Slayer on Sunday...I shall give you a full report if you like!

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    1. Hubby is taking the kids to see Jack and Giant Slayer tomorrow =)

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    2. I think I'm more excited than the kids...LOVE Mr. McGregor!!

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    3. @Mel
      we do adore Lee Pace especially after his roles in THE FALL and HOBBIT!

      First reviews say that JACK THE GIANT SLAYER succeeds everywhere where HOBBIT fail :)

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    4. @Elsie
      you're not going with them? :)Guarding the house....

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    5. I like McGregor too :-) But not as much as Wolverine.

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    6. McGregor is also an amazing and wonderful person privately as well. He is one of the most inspiring people in the world.

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  2. That was one of the coolest/nerdiest moments in The Hobbit, when the Elven king appeared on his elk/caribou.

    And the modernization of Sleepy Hollow might be interesting. We'll see.

    Also, I've never heard of Devin Kelley, but she is quite stunning in that photo. Very beautiful.

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    1. I screamed in bliss when Thranduil appeared on the elk leading his elven armies :) I generally thought the film was really bad and boring and only enjoyed the moments without the hobbits - Thranduil arrival, the White Council with Galadriel, Gandalf and Saruman, and the crazy Goblin King he was ever so crazy :)

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  3. Do you think the 80's is the next "thing" for television, Dezzy? We are watching a new series on FX called the Americans that is set in the 80's and now here's Halt and Catch Fire coming out. I wonder if the start of trend?

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    1. How do you like The Americans, Elsie? I watch American Horror Story and saw the ads and forgot to set my DVR for it and now I am wondering if I'm missing out!

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    2. @Elsie
      I hope not, but we already have that CARRY'S DIARIES set in the decade.... horrid.... I liked the 80's, they were safe and peaceful and family oriented, but I love future.

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    3. @Mel
      AMERICANS start here next week too at our Fox International channel.

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  4. Funnily enough I watched Sleepy Hollow the other night. Love the fact they are making a TV show!

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  5. Hundred sounds like a fun one! Hope it lives up to it!

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    1. fingers crossed, we do love us some sf :)

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  6. Hundred sounds interesting, though I wouldn't doubt it if it quickly became a social commentary of how people can't cooperate together for a common good.

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    1. I just hope it won't turn into a teen soapfest....

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  7. I've watched and read enough zombie and necromancer movies to know the only way to not return from the dead is to be cremated. Please come dig me up and burn my body Dezzy if my family disregards my wishes :)

    .......dhole

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    1. that is my wish too, Donnzie, and I also want my ashes to be put into the ground with seeds of some magnificent tree so that my death could give life to something. Maybe some tree that gives fruit to feed kids and other people. Maybe a hazelnut or almond or something...

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    2. I want the same thing. I do not want to be put into a box in a hole. Blech!

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    1. currently SPARTACUS and THE WALKING DEAD and a Turkish epic show called THE MAGNIFICENT CENTURY. I never miss anything historical and sf

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    2. I remember when I was a kid I'd watch the original Battlestar Galactica. I'm sure I don't want to see it now. It would ruin the distorted memories.

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    3. never seen that one, but I did grew up with STAR TREK NEW GENERATION.

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  9. Goodness, I am so distracted by all these hot pics ~

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    1. that's my cunning strategy - in the dry months of winter when there are no movie news fill the posts with naughty pics :)

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  10. Ah Lee...such a gorgeous fellow. His new series sounds interesting. Not sure about all the teen sci fi and fantasy shows. I want adults. ;)

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    1. me too, I am really horrified by the teenization of film and TV and music :(((

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GIVE SOME LOVE TO YOUR DEZZY :)