What would it be like if there were another Earth? Would the “you” on that planet be the same you on this planet? Would your life have been the same? These are all questions that the high concept film ANOTHER EARTH poses, but — sadly — never answers.

Rhoda Williams (Brit Marling) is a brainy young New Englander, recently accepted into MIT’s astrophysics program. Distracted (and drunk) while driving one night, she causes a terrible accident that kills the entire family of a celebrated music composer, John Burroughs (William Mapother) and leaves the man in a coma. The distraction is crucial as it sets up the film’s “B story.” She was gazing out her window at a blue object in space. It seems astronomers had just discovered another planet previously hidden behind the sun. During her four years in prison, further scientific inquiry reveals this planet is a duplicate Earth, and it’s growing closer. The possibility of a parallel reality is imminent.

If there is a bright spot in ANOTHER EARTH, it’s actress and co-writer Brit Marling’s phenomenal performance. Even when the scenes lag, she is what keeps you tethered to the story. Her character drives the film and she has a powerful screen presence. However, putting William Mapother (LOST) as the romantic male lead is a bit of a casting misfire. Where he is supposed to be soft, there’s a twinge of the sinister instead. There’s a scene in which John takes Rhoda to an empty auditorium and instead of playing the saw (yes, you read that right), I totally thought he was going to hack her up into tiny pieces with it (he did not).

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Terry O’Quinn is going baaaack to the island.

In what marks the most high-profile Lost reunion since the ABC phenom signed off last year, O’Quinn is joining the cast of CBS’ Hawaii Five-0 in a pivotal recurring role.

The gig not only brings the Emmy winner back to the Aloha State, but it reunites him with Lost castmate and Five-0 regular Daniel Dae Kim.

O’Quinn will play a Navy Seal Lt. Commander who trained Alex O’Loughlin’s McGarrett in Coronado, and served with his father in Vietnam. Described as strong, stubborn and a man you want in your corner when things go south, the character holds some of the answers to the mysteries surrounding the respective murders of McGarrett’s mother and father.

O’Quinn recently shot a starring role in the Marc Cherry-produced ABC pilot Hallelujah, but the drama failed to land a spot on the network’s fall schedule.

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The MuchMusic Awards were chock full of hotness this weekend, but perhaps the hottest of the hot were Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev who showed up on the event’s red carpet hand-in-hand!

From the moment they arrived, Ian wasted no time doting on his darling. When asked who he would most like to see, he responded coolly, “Nina Dobrev” — and the crowd (continued) to go wild. (FYI, Nina said she was most excited for Disney star Selena Gomez. Sorry, Ian!)

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Peter Jackson announced today on Facebook that Evangeline Lilly (“LOST”) has joined the cast of “The Hobbit” films! Here is his post:

“Yikes! I can finally get back to some postings! We’ve finished our first block of shooting and moved straight into location scouting. More on that soon… But today, I’m thrilled to announce new cast members who will be joining us for our second block of shooting.

Evangeline Lilly will be playing a new character–the Woodland Elf, Tauriel. Her name means ‘daughter of Mirkwood’ and, beyond that, we must leave you guessing! (No, there is no romantic connection to Legolas.) What is not a secret is how talented and compelling an actress Evangeline is; we are thrilled and excited she will be the one to bring our first true Sylvan Elf to life.”

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Sophie Okonedo, Timothy Spall and Naveen Andrews are lined up to appear in Sky1’s new drama Sinbad.

The 13-part series promises a “21st century take on the classic 8th century iconic hero”, and to reinvigorate “the hero’s adventures for a contemporary audience”.

Newcomer Elliot Knight has been cast in the title role.

Andrews, who starred in Lost, will play Sinbad’s nemesis, Lord Akbari, while Okonedo will play Razia, Queen of the Water-Thieves and Spall will appear as Anicetus, The Old Man of the Sea.

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About $3.5 million in Michigan film incentives has been approved for “I, Alex Cross,” which will star filmmaker Tyler Perry and Matthew Fox of “Lost.”

The project is expected to spend $8.5 million in the state and shoot in Detroit and surrounding areas, the Michigan Film Office announced today.

The movie will be directed by Rob Cohen, who helmed “The Fast and the Furious.” The main character, psychologist and detective Alex Cross, is the protagonist from best-selling novelist James Patterson’s Alex Cross series. Perry, the multi-faceted writer, director and actor, will play the lead role of Cross.

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Harold Perrineau joined the ensemble cast for the indie drama titled Sexy Evil Genius – a cast that includes Seth Green, Michelle Trachtenberg, Katee Sackhoff, and Billy Baldwin.

Directed by Shawn Piller (his directorial debut), Sexy Evil Genius centers on “an eclectic group of strangers who are invited to a downtown Los Angeles bar by Nikki (Sackhoff), a mutual ex-lover and possibly insane young woman who’s recently gotten out of prison for murdering her last ex-boyfriend. After Nikki arrives with her latest lover and fiancée, the morally-challenged lawyer who’s been handling her case, her current and former lovers soon realize they’re all caught in one of her brilliant, mischievous mind-games that may have deadly consequences.”

No info available on what character Perrineau plays in this; likely one of “Nikki’s” former loves.

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In the year since Lost, Matthew Fox has understandably opted mostly to take a break from any big projects. He starred in a London production of Neil LaBute’s new play In a Forest, Dark and Deep opposite Olivia Williams. But now the actor is kick-starting the next phase of his career. Along with signing onto the Tyler Perry-starring reboot of the Alex Cross franchise (in which he’ll play a villain), EW has confirmed that Fox is currently in talks to take a role in World War Z, the adaptation of the Max Brooks zombie-novel sensation (which is set to star Brad Pitt).

Fox has achieved enviable success on television, with two iconic roles spread across two decades – Charlie Salinger on Party of Five, then Jack on Lost – but success on the big screen has generally eluded him, with supporting roles in middling movies like We Are Marshall and Vantage Point. (He was fortunate enough to be wearing a mask for most of Speed Racer.) Both of these films seem like smart choices for the actor – and they’re also very different material from the melancholy-heroic tone he usually struck on Lost.

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Brit Marling, William Mapother and Jordan Baker star in a film where another duplicate Earth is found in the Solar system. This film was a winner at Sundance Film Festival.

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“Person of Interest” stars Jim Cavielzel, Emmy Award-winner Michael Emerson and Academy Award-nominee Taraji P. Henson. A crime thriller about a presumed dead former-CIA agent who teams up with a mysterious billionaire to prevent violent crimes by using their own brand of vigilante justice. Reese’s (Cavielzel) special training in covert operations appeals to Finch (Emerson), a software genius who invented a program that uses pattern recognition to identify people about to be involved in violent crimes. Thursday night at 9 p.m. this fall only on WLKY.

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Hey all,
I see very few checking in lately..Again, big thanks to everyone who read and commented on my story (meatwadjm, Achalli, emzi, wehav2goback..you know who you are!)..
I’m writing another Lost Fanfiction story on the Lost Fanfiction website.
It’s titled “After the Incident”
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7033530/1/After_The_Incident
It’s similar to the beginning of my other story, but much better since it’s creative writing, not scripting. I made a bunch of changes in the details and plot also..
If you’re interested, please read and comment..Enjoy! -bobt

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Abrams’ midseason thriller series Alcatraz will be based in Vancouver when episode production begins in earnest later this summer. Alcatraz, which Abrams is producing with Lost writer-producers Elizabeth Sarnoff and Bryan Burk, stars Jorge Garcia, Sam Neill, Parminder Nagra and Robert Forster in a tale about a prison break. Alcatraz will have supernatural elements, like Abrams’ other series, Lost, Alias and the Vancouver-based Fringe, which is returning for a fourth season. The pilot episode was directed in Vancouver earlier this year by CSI veteran Danny Cannon.

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Lost’s Jacob is coming to the aid of The Closer. Actor Mark Pellegrino, who also played Supernatural’s Lucifer, will recur on the TNT series beginning in mid-August.

Pellegrino will play Brenda’s high-powered defense attorney Gavin Baker, described by executive producer James Duff as “brisk, gay and formidable. He is ruthless in court and still manages to project an air of friendly professionalism.”

Mark’s character specializes in defending police officers in civil actions. Brenda will require his help after she is sued by the family of a gang member she placed in harm’s way. “Though he is easy to like, Gavin is extremely dangerous to underestimate,” Duff adds. “He is the only person on earth who can make Brenda hang up her cell phone.”

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What it’s about: The story centers on the relationship between Reese and Finch, a pair of men with mysterious pasts who team up to try to prevent crimes before they happen. Finch (Emerson) has developed a system that provides the social security numbers of Manhattan residents who are about to involved in a dangerous crime. Reese (Jim Cavaziel) is a military man-turned-bum whose brain and brawn help Finch protect the innocent.

Where it works: Emerson is excellent as always, and his relationship with broody Cavaziel makes for a fun, geeky, odd couple of sorts. Though both guys are loners, the few hints we get at their past lives and loved ones could make for an interesting undercurrent to the weekly cases.

Where it doesn’t: The pilot lays on some of the themes pretty thick: the dialogue is painful at times and some of the heavier action scenes feel forced in for dramatic effect. I found myself wanting more character development and sci-fi and less run-of-the-mill sleuthing.

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J.J. Abrams may have the magic touch when it comes to movies, but he’s been even more influential on TV. If your favorite show involves parallel universes, vast conspiracies or mysterious boxes, it’s probably Abrams’.

While you get up to speed on back episodes of “Fringe,” here’s a cheat sheet for beginners.

1. Abrams started building his reputation in television with 1998’s “Felicity.” He created, wrote, produced and directed it – and even helped compose the theme music. He followed up that success with 2001’s “Alias,” 2004’s “Lost” and the current “Fringe.” Less successful: 2006’s “What About Brian” and “Six Degrees” and 2010’s underrated “Undercovers.”

2. He can be identified by his geek-chic glasses, which make him a dead ringer for Leonard Hofstadter (Johnny Galecki’s character on “The Big Bang Theory”).

3. There are high expectations for the two shows Abrams has put together for the fall season. “Person of Interest,” on CBS, will star beloved “Lost” baddie Michael Emerson as a billionaire who has developed a computer program that predicts crimes of the future. He tries to stop them with co-stars Jim Caviezel and Taraji P. Henson. Fox is planning a mid-season premiere for Abrams’ “Alcatraz,” a time-traveling mystery about the prisoners being transported to the present, looking none the worse. It stars Sam Neill, Parminder Nagra and beloved “Lost” lottery winner Jorge Garcia.

4. He frequently casts Greg Grunberg, an Abrams friend since kindergarten who starred in his home movies. You may have to squint to see him in “Super 8” – he has a cameo as a sitcom character.

5. Some of the recurring themes in Abrams’ work include a box with mysterious contents; the Milgram Small World Phenomenon, in which seemingly unconnected characters turn out to have unknown links; and pregnant women getting kidnapped.

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October 2011 sees the release of “Real Steel” starring Hugh Jackman (Wolverine), Evangeline Lilly (LOST) and Kevin Durand (Robin Hood). Set only a few years in the future, the sport of boxing has been taken over by 8 foot tall steel robots that fight to the death. Charlie Kenton (Hugh Jackman) a onetime boxing title contender previously number two in the world, is now a down and out small time boxing promoter. Stuck fighting old robots on back street circuits, Charlie has really hit rock bottom. When is estranged son Max turns up, Charlie decides to take him on the road to try and win some fights and make some money. When Max finds a robot half buried in mud in a scrap yard full of robot parts, things start to change. Convinced by his son to let Atom, the old robot, fight, events begin to turn in their favour.

“Real Steel” is directed by Shawn Levy who is most well known for his Night at the Museum franchise as well as recent movie “Date Night”. Real Steel shows Levy really taking a new more serious genre under his belt. With the help of executive producer Stephen Spielberg, Levy seems to have produced, by the look of the trailer, a high quality engaging movie.

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The 34-year-old actress will guest-star in the upcoming second season of Covert Affairs, TVLine.com reports. She will play a German flight attendant who helps Auggie (Christopher Gorham) on a mission while en route to Istanbul.

Mader recently appeared on ABC’s No Ordinary Family and will star in the network’s new comedy Work It, about two unemployed car salesmen (Amaury Nolasco and Ben Koldyke) who decide that in order to succeed, they must dress as women to get jobs as pharmaceutical reps.

Covert Affairs returns for Season 2 on Tuesday, June 7.

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In case you weren’t aware, Tyler Perry will be stepping away from his atrocious comedies and dramas to star in an adaptation of the James Patterson novel I, Alex Cross. In addition, Matthew Fox is taking his first film role after the conclusion of “Lost” as a vicious serial killer which the recurring title character is chasing in the story. Now Variety reports French bad-ass Jean Reno will also join the cast in an unspecified role. Production is slated to begin this August with an eye towards a release later in 2012 or early in 2013. Also, for some confused Patterson fans, we have some clarification on the movie’s source material.

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Will fans of J.J. Abrams’s dive-down-the-rabbit hole dramas follow him to CBS on Thursday night if he’s signed on to do a show that’s less JJ-trademark mythology-maze, and more CBS procedural?

CBS suits hope so, because they’ve tossed “CSI” out of their very best drama-series time slot — Thursdays at 9 — to make room for “Person of Interest,” starring Michael Emerson, of JJ’s “Lost” fame.

Meanwhile, the best testing pilot in CBS history — so CBS suits say — has landed between “How I Met Your Mother” and “Two and a Half Men” on Monday nights for the 2011-12 TV season. It’s a comedy called “2 Broke Girls” from “Sex and the City’s” Michael Patrick King and starring two chicks you’ve probably never heard of.

CBS also is getting back into the touched by angel cum talking to dead folks business on Friday nights.

And, in one of this week’s bigger scheduling surprises, a broadcast network has actually scheduled a series on Saturday night, bucking the “Saturday, Rerun Theatre” trend. Sure, it’s just one sitcom, and it’s just CBS’s utility player “Rules of Engagement,” but the network gets props for testing the theory that David Spade fans will follow him anywhere. If it works, it drives more viewers into the half-hour that follows, where CBS plans to “double pump” its new comedies, to get them better sampled.

“We had an embarrassment of riches” CBS programming chief Nina Tassler told The Reporters Who Cover Television and TV critics at a Wednesday morning Q&A before the network’s afternoon presentation of its new schedule to advertisers.

”We needed another night. We needed Sunursday.”

“Person of Interest” is CBS’s highest testing drama pilot in 15 years, CBS scheduling chief Kelly Kahl said at the breakfast news conference.

“We were looking for an opportunity to hit a home run.” Kahl said of the “CSI” swap for “PoI.” The new drama, Kahl said, had “crazy broad appeal you don’t usually see” in testing, during development season this spring.

“PoI” stars Emerson as a software billionaire who invented a program that uses pattern recognition to identify people about to be involved in violent crime. He teams up with a presumed dead former CIA agent to stop crimes before they happen. One reporter noted CBS suits have in the past scoffed at JJ shows because they tend to be drenched in mythology, burn very bright and flame out fast, and wondered if CBS suits were worried this one would go the way of, say “Fringe.”

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Costa Rican pop star Debi Nova is suing Jeremy Davies claiming he owns her Santa Monica apartment building and could have prevented a MAJOR catastrophe back in February.

According to the lawsuit, filed in L.A. County Superior Court, Nova says her shower door came off and shattered, and in the process, she suffered “numerous internal and external injuries”, including damage to her thumb.

Nova tweeted about the incident, posting photos and saying the injuries were so bad, she needed to be rushed to the ER and required surgery to fix her wounded digit.

In the lawsuit, Nova says Davies “should have known” the shower door was a problem and was negligent in keeping the property safe. She’s suing for unspecified damages.

So far, no comment from Jeremy’s rep.

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