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The Paley Center For Media's 32nd Annual PALEYFEST LA - Closing Night Presentation: 'American Horror Story: Freak Show'

Michael Chiklis - The Paley Center For Media's 32nd Annual PALEYFEST LA - Closing Night Presentation: 'American Horror Story: Freak Show' arrivals at The Dolby Theatre at Dolby Theater, The Dolby Theatre - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 16th March 2015

Michael Chiklis leaves Los Angeles International Airport

Michael Chiklis - Michael Chiklis leaves Los Angeles International Airport - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 6th October 2014

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Premiere Screening Of FX's 'American Horror Story: Freak Show'

Michelle Moran, Michael Chiklis and Odessa Chiklis - Stars turned out in numbers for the Premiere Screening Of FX's 'American Horror Story: Freak Show' in Hollywood - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 5th October 2014

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5 Things You Need To Know About 'American Horror Story: Freak Show'


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Three ten second teaser trailers of the upcoming season of American Horror Story: Freak Show have been released and the next round of the hit FX series promises to be even more terrifying than any to date. But what do we know so far about Freak Show?

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Sarah Paulson and Jessica Lange, photographed together at the Primetime Emmy Awards 2014, star in AHS: Freak Show.

Read More: American Horror Story Season 4: Everything We Know So Far.

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San Diego Comic-Con International - Day 4

Michael Chiklis - San Diego Comic-Con International - Day 4 - Celebrity Sightings - San Diego, California, United States - Sunday 27th July 2014

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Setting, Premise and Just A Boatload Of "American Horror Story" News


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More American Horror Story news heading your way! Finally, the hotly anticipated fourth season of the Emmy award-winning show has a setting and a vague plot outline, as revealed by showrunner Ryan Murphy. According to Murphy’s announcement from earlier this week that the new installment of the series would be set in early-1950s Florida. Jessica Lange, who has appeared in each of the series' first three seasons, will play a German ex-pat who runs a carnival sideshow.

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Showrunner Ryan Murphy came out this week with several AHS announcements.

The Shield’s Michael Chiklis has also been announced for a part in the upcoming season. Chiklis will play the former husband of Kathy Bates' character and the father of Evan Peters' character. In more good news, queens of everything Sarah Paulson, Angela Basset and Frances Conroy will all return for the new season, playing performers in Lange's carnival – it all sounds very fun and exciting. Or terrifying and often gross, depending on your point of view.

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Evan Peters "Pumped" Michael Chiklis & Kathy Bates Will Play His Parents In AHS Freak Show


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Michael Chiklis, the actor best known for his roles in The Shield and the Fantastic Four movies, will be joining the cast of American Horror Story: Freak Show.

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Michael Chiklis has joined the cast of American Horror Story.

The announcement was made during the final night of PaleyFest in which the last season of American Horror Story: Coven, was celebrated. Other cast members appear to be thrilled at the prospect of working alongside Chiklis, none more so than Evan Peters who will play his son on the upcoming season.

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Michael Chiklis - Michael Chiklis and family leave Barney's new York in Beverly Hills - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 21st December 2013

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Tributes Flood In For The Late Peter O'Toole


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The acting great Peter O'Toole has tragically passed away after lossing a long battle with illness. The actor passed away in hospital on Saturday, 14 December, having retired from acting a little over a year prior to his unfortunate passing. He was 81-years-old.

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Peter O'Toole: 1932 - 2013

"Oh what terrible news. Farewell Peter O'Toole. I had the honour of directing him in a scene. Monster, scholar, lover of life, genius …" tweeted Stephen Fry in response to the sad passing. Comic David Walliam also had fond memories of the late acting great, tweeting, "Matt (Lucas) & I had drinks with Peter O'Toole in LA a few years ago. He was hugely entertaining. The greatest company. A legend on screen and off."

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Parker Review


Good

Far better made than it has any right to be, this cheesy 70s-style thriller is given a thoroughly engaging kick by veteran filmmaker Hackford working outside his usual dramatic genre. It's predictable and far too long, but Hackford grounds everything in gritty reality, avoiding obnoxious effects work while indulging in entertaining innuendo and riotously nasty action sequences.

None of this is much of a stretch for the cast, and Statham's Parker is essentially the same character he always plays: a ruthlessly efficient, indestructible criminal with a conscience. After a gang of thugs (including Chiklis and Collins) betrays him following a fairgrounds heist, Parker miraculously recovers from his hideous injuries and heads to Florida to get revenge. He uses local estate agent Leslie (Lopez) to find the gang's lair, and she's instantly attracted to the way he fills out his designer suit. Living with her soap-addict mum (LuPone), Leslie is looking for a wealthy man to rescue her. And she's already too involved when she realises that Parker isn't who he seems to be. 

There isn't much to the plot, which is packed with contrived twists and turns and never follows through the intriguing possibilities along the way. At least the film avoids the usual action cliches, as Hackford sharply orchestrates each fight sequence to make it both lucid and startlingly brutal. This earthy approach keeps things relatively believable, until Parker emerges with yet another serious injury that doesn't slow him down at all. Meanwhile, Hackford injects plenty of eyebrow-raising flirtation that keeps us smiling. Statham and Lopez may not be stretching themselves as actors, but they clearly have a lot of fun circling around each other like dogs on heat.

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The Critics Get Hold Sky Atlantic’s Vegas – Review Roundup


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Thanks to the Sky Channel, Brits can enjoy HBO’s television gems like The Sopranos and The Wire. But recently, the quality’s softened, especially after Luck was cancelled, so can Vegas change that?

Vegas - starring Dennis Quaid and Michael Chiklis - first appeared on CBC back in 2012, but it’s only just crossed the shores and premiered last night (Thurs, Feb 14th). We’re not sure how many girlfriends would be willing to invest in a new crime drama on Valentines Day, but we’re not here for ratings, we want reviews. So considering it’s been out for a short while in America, we have the benefit of a Metacritic score, which stands at a healthy, but not all-conquering 68% - and the British press reflect this. The Telegraph gave it 3/5 stars, saying, “Where Mad Men obsessively fetishises the period detail of swinging Manhattan, Vegas more casually evokes the era with the broadbrush strokes of vintage cars and planes and easy-listening music.”

The Independent are slightly more scathing the most, and without giving an overall score, write, “Pileggi's own crime record – as the screenwriter on GoodFellas and Casino – promises rather more than is actually delivered here. Vegas shows none of the fascination with backroom process that was a feature of both those films, opting instead for the unconvincingly pliable reality of a standard American cop show.”

Parker Trailer


Parker is a skilled thief with a very specific moral code; never kill anyone who doesn't deserve it and never steal from those with little money. Other than that, he is brutal, doing anything it takes to seize his target along with his so-called loyal team. However, one day he finds that his accomplices are not the people he thought they were when they stab him in the back and leave him to die. As single-minded as ever, Parker assumes the new name and identity of Texas guy Daniel Parmitt and sets out to destroy his former allies for what they did to him seeking an unusual partnership with Leslie:  a local resident of Palm Beach who has inside information on Parker's targets and agrees to help him despite having reservations about his plan to murder every last one of them and take the loot from their latest robbery.

'Parker' is a crime thriller based on the novel 'Flashfire' by Donald E. Westlake. It has been directed by the Oscar winner that is Taylor Hackford ('An Officer and a Gentleman', 'The Devil's Advocate') and written by John J. McLaughlin ('Black Swan', 'Hitchcock') and will be released in cinemas across the UK from March 8th 2013. 

Director: Taylor Hackford

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High School Trailer


Straight-A student and valedictorian Henry Burke is set to gain a scholarship into university, things really couldn't be better for him. However when he finds himself in detention it brings on a chance meeting with one time friend and prominent stoner Travis Breaux that leads to another chance meeting, this time with Mary Jane. His first time with the drug looks to be a positive one, however this is soon marred the next day as his school principle institutes a zero policy drug policy and administers a mandatory drug test for all students.

Henry is caught between two opinions: fail the drugs test, get expelled and lose his scholarship to MIT or team up with Travis to beat the system. Not wanting to jeopardise his future without a fight, the duo team up to steal a high powered blend of ganja from law student turned drug dealer Psycho Ed and spike the school bake sale's brownie supply, getting the whole school - faculty included - to a whole new level of stoned. With every brownie consumed the boys have to contend with the intoxicated student body as well as an enraged Psycho Ed who really starts to live up to his name as he tails the pair for stealing his stash. The stakes are high as they must find a way to keep their half-baked plan from going up in smoke.

Starring: Adrien Brody, Michael Chiklis, Colin Hanks, Cody Longo, Adhir Kalyan, Matt Bush, Mykelti Williamson, Sean Marquette,  Yeardley Smith,  Michael Vartan,Curtis Armstrong, Luis Chavez, Alicia Sixtos, Mary Birdsong, Julia Ling, Camille Mana, Brett Kelly, Andrew Wilson, Erica Vittina Phillips, Joseph Julian Soria & Nadine Crocker 


Director: John Stalberg

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