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Wizard World Chicago Comic Con 2014

Karl Urban - Wizard World Chicago Comic Con 2014 held at Donald E. Stephens Convention Center - Day 3 - Rosemont, Illinois, United States - Saturday 23rd August 2014

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J.J Abrams' 'Almost Human' Won't Go Past Season 1 - Cancelled


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It’s been an up and down week for J.J Abrams. He finally announced his cast for his upcoming Star Wars Episode VII sequel, but his show ‘Almost Human’ has been cancelled by Fox, according to Variety.

JJ AbramsJ.J Abrams has seen his show, 'Almost Human', get canceled

Almost Human followed the partnership of a suspicious cop (Karl Urban) and an android capable of emotion (Michael Ealy). The cast also includes Minka Kelly, Mackenzie Crook, Michael Irby, and Lili Taylor. It faired adequately with the critics, garnering enough positive reviews – or negative, depending on how you look at it – to sit at 62 on Metacritic. 

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Destination Star Trek Germany Convention

Karl Urban - Destination Star Trek Germany Convention - Frankfurt, Germany - Saturday 22nd February 2014

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Walking With Dinosaurs: The 3D Movie Review


Weak

The filmmakers make a serious mistake by aiming this educational epic at very young children, because they've undermined the considerable skill and artistry that have gone into making it. An astoundingly trite script overflows with goofy slang and lame jokes that make the film virtually unwatchable for anyone over the age of 5. And the dialog tries so hard to be hip and cool that it already feels badly dated.

It opens on a rather awkward framing story about a palaeontologist (Urban) who takes his niece and nephew (Rice and Rowe) to look for dinosaur fossils in rural Alaska, at which point we are taken back in time to see what life was life in the Late Cretaceous Period. Enter Patchi (voiced by Long), a young pachyrhinosaurus whose best pal is a talkative bird named Alex (Leguizamo). Patchi also has an annoying big brother named Scowler (Stone) and a love-interest in Juniper (Sircar). As the young pachyrhinos grow up, they have a series of adventures along the path migrating north and south with the seasons. Vicious predators chase them, and both Patchi and Scowler take a shot at leading the herd.

The plot is fairly simplistic, but it's a decent tool to teach us about the various animals of the period. The dialog is another story altogether, packed with inane observations, stupid gags and lazy one-liners. By comparison, the required poo, vomit and snot jokes are genuinely witty. And a considerable amount of real information about the period and the creatures gets lost in all of the idiotic patter.

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'Almost Human' Is Almost Worth Getting Exciting About


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Almost Human is the latest series from Fringe creator JH Wyman, working under Jj Abrams' Bad Robot banner and airing on Fox last night (17 Nov.). Set 35 years in the future, in a world where police officers are partnered with human-like androids, the show stars Karl Urban and Michael Ealy as they combat a crime-filled Los Angeles in a show that has already shown some early promise, a handful of critics agree.

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Karl Urban stars alongside Michael Ealy on Almost Human

Urban and Ealy, starring as Detective John Kennex and the DRN model android Dorian respectively, are the show's odd couple and central characters and despite their differences, by the end of the series premiere alone it becomes pretty clear that they make a formidable pair. They are just two parts of a pretty wicked ensemble cast that also includes Joe Smith, Mackenzie Crook, Lili Taylor and Minka Kelly, but in spite of all the big names, Almost Human is still struggling to win everyone over with its first episode.

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Fox's New Series 'Almost Human' Receives Positive Reviews Ahead Of Premiere


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Almost Human is set to air on Sunday and Monday (17th and 18th November) in a special two night event. The Fox series has received largely positive reviews from critics ahead of the series premiere.

The series is set 35 years in the future and concerns the working relationship between human and android police officers. Set in Los Angeles, the series follows detective John Kennex played by Karl Urban who dislikes working with androids. He is forced to work with Dorian (Michael Ealy) and the first series will focus on Kennex's reconciliation with the nature of his new partner. 

Urban is best known for his roles in The Lord of the Rings and Star Trek, whilst Ealy has appeared in Underworld Awakening and Seven Pounds. The two are supported by such actors as Lili Taylor (The Conjuring), MacKenzie Crook (Game of Thrones) and Michael Irby (The Unit).

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Fox Delays 'Almost Human' Premiere To Cash In On NFL Viewing


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Fox has chosen to delay the premiere of its new science fiction series Almost Human. The network has decided to postpone the premiere, originally set for 4th November, until the 17th and 18th when the first two episodes will be shown in a special two night event. Fox is cashing in on the NFL lead-in broadcast on Sunday 17th.

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Karl Urban stars in Almost Human.

Following the special two night event, Almost Human will air every Monday at 8pm. This will set Almost Human alongside Sleepy Hollow, which is hugely successful and prime science fiction fan viewing. For two weeks, according to the LA Times,  Bones will also air on a Monday night until it changes to its Friday slot on 15th November.

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Fan Expo Canada Day 4

Karl Urban - Day 4 of Fan Expo Canada 2013 at Toronto Metro Convention Centre. - Toronto, Canada - Sunday 25th August 2013

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FOX Summer TCA 2013 All-Star Party

Karl Urban - FOX Summer TCA 2013 All-Star Party - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 1st August 2013

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Should Ryan Gosling Be The Next Batman? Actor Favored To Be Caped Crusader


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Since it was announced at the San Diego Comic Con over the weekend that Batman will be appearing alongside Superman in the follow-up to this years Man of Steel, the internet has been strife with discussion of who the next Batman should be. One of the leading contenders to done the famed black mask and cape is Ryan Gosling, who is one of the favourites to be the next saviour of Gotham City.

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Ryan Gosling would make a good Batman

That said, many disagree that the Drive star should be the next actor to play the Dark Knight, and a slew of other actors are in serious contention to go toe-to-toe with Superman.

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LA Premiere of 'Star Trek Into Darkness'

Karl Urban and J.J. Abrams - Los Angeles premiere of 'Star Trek Into Darkness' at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 14th May 2013

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Star Trek Into Darkness Review


Excellent

After his successful re-imagining of the Star Trek universe four years ago, Abrams dives even deeper into the mythology, which is thrilling for fans but might leave newcomers feeling a bit lost. This sequel surges forward with action, drama, romance and a lot of comedy while constantly nodding back to the earlier TV series and films. And the smart screenplay finds ways to deepen all of the characters along the way, as well as offering an unusually complex villain.

The action picks up soon after the first film ends, as Kirk (Pine) is once again in trouble for disobeying the Prime Directive not to interfere with a planet's culture. But his punishment is short-lived, as Starfleet becomes the victim of brutal attacks in London and San Francisco, sending Kirk, his first officer Spock (Quinto) and the gang (Saldana, Urban, Yelchin and Cho, with Pegg following later) into enemy space to chase the villainous John Harrison (Cumberbatch). But of course, there's a much bigger story going on, and Harrison has a reason for his violent behaviour, leading to a series of terrifying showdowns as they all return to earth.

While the script is packed with shadowy characters, there's not much actual "darkness" in this movie. It's a pretty bouncy, energetic ride, continually making us laugh at tetchy interaction and throwaway one-liners, all of which are cleverly character-based rather than merely silly gags. This gives each actor a chance to shine, with Pegg and Urban offering much of the humour with their amusing crankiness, while Saldana provides the stereotypical female emotional beats. As usual, the strongest scenes are between Kirk and Spock, and their shifting bromance is well-played by Pine and especially Quinto. But dominating the whole film is a meaty turn from Cumberbatch as a particularly fearsome nemesis who also happens to be both brainy and openly emotive.

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Video - The Cast And Crew Of 'Star Trek Into Darkness' Talk Challenges, Auditions And Thefts At The UK Press Conference


The cast and crew of 'Star Trek Into Darkness' discuss their biggest challenges on the movie, their successful auditions and working with each other at the official UK press conference for the movie. Among them are producer Bryan Burk, writers Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Damon Lindelof, director Jj Abrams and actors Simon Pegg, Karl Urban, Alice Eve, Zoe Saldana, Zachary Quinto, Benedict Cumberbatch and Chris Pine.

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Video - The Cast And Director Of 'Star Trek Into Darkness' Show Their Excitement For The Movie At The Premiere


As the stars of 'Star Trek Into Darkness' arrive at the premiere, they seem to show nothing but excitement about this new sequel. Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Chris Pine, Simon Pegg, Benedict Cumberbatch, Karl Urban and director J.J. Abrams are all quizzed on the new movie as they make their way along the red carpet.

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Judge Dredd "Could be Gay"... So What?


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The comic book world is changing, in line with a, largely, more tolerant society. The last 60 years has seen the biggest steps taken towards greater equality and pop culture not only reflects this, but often causes it too.

So when writer Rob Williams comes out and endorses a gay Judge Dredd - one of the more stereotypically masculine comic characters out there - we should celebrate the forward thinking of the comic book universe, not threaten to burn the new issue of 2000 AD, like some fans did after finding out the story puts the futuristic lawman in a gay nightclub, Sky News reported. 

Williams said: "Sure, Dredd could be gay. You can't look at the original costume design of leather and chains and not see a fetishistic edge there. But Dredd's feeling are so deeply hidden, he is extremely unlikely to ever let them show."

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