Today's TWoP News: Friday, June 1, 2012

by Samantha Rullo June 1, 2012 3:56 pm
Today's TWoP News: Friday, June 1, 2012

When you think of Britney Spears, mental stability may not be the first thing that comes to mind.

Today's TWoP News: Thursday, May 31, 2012

by Samantha Rullo May 31, 2012 5:15 pm
Today's TWoP News: Thursday, May 31, 2012

Can't make it the whole summer without seeing plenty of blood, guts and zombies? AMC has got you covered.

TWoP 10: Best TV Politicians

by Ethan Alter April 20, 2012 6:00 am
TWoP 10: Best TV Politicians

Hail to the Chief! Well, the Vice Chief at least. HBO's Veep kicks off this Sunday and we can't wait to see Julia Louis-Dreyfus ascend to the second highest office in the land, not just because this is Elaine Benes we're talking about, but also due to the fact that it's sadly still all too rare to see a female politician elected to televised office. As Veep's first season unspools, we fully expect Louis-Dreyfus's VP Selina Meyer to become one of our favorite TV politicians. In the meantime, here's are our current picks for the best political characters to hold elected office on TV. (That latter requirement is why you won't find our favorite Deputy Parks Director and current Pawnee city council candidate, Leslie Knope, on this list. If she beats Bobby Newport in the election, though, she'll instantly jump to the number one spot.)

Today's TWoP News: Tuesday, March 27, 2012

by Rachel Stein March 27, 2012 4:19 pm
Today's TWoP News: Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Just when we were finally starting to forget about Glee...

Today's TWoP News: Thursday, February 23, 2012

by Ethan Alter February 23, 2012 3:35 pm
Today's TWoP News: Thursday, February 23, 2012

Does this look like the next Katniss Everdeen to you?

TV on DVD: February 21, 2012

by Ethan Alter February 21, 2012 6:00 am
TV on DVD: February 21, 2012

Worst. Pot Dealer. Ever.

Five Things We’ll Miss About Pan Am

by Ethan Alter February 20, 2012 6:00 am
Five Things We’ll Miss About <i>Pan Am</i>

After last week's holdover from November, Pan Am aired its season -- and likely series -- finale, "1964," on Sunday night. As the title implies, this final chapter in the saga of the crew of the Clipper Majestic took place at the end of a very eventful 1963, which culminated in the assassination of John F. Kennedy that ended the last in-continuity episode, "New Frontiers."

Today's TWoP News: Friday, January 13, 2012

by Rachel Stein January 13, 2012 3:40 pm
Today's TWoP News: Friday, January 13, 2012

On this Friday the 13th, it's good luck for Game of Thrones fans and bad luck for Paula Deen lovers.

Today's TWoP News: Thursday, January 12, 2012

by Ethan Alter January 12, 2012 3:26 pm
Today's TWoP News: Thursday, January 12, 2012

Would you give this woman a People's Choice Award? (Apparently, you did.)

<i>The Adventures of Tintin</i>: Mo-Cap Expert Jamie Beard Talks Animating Tintin

A movie literally decades in the making, The Adventures of Tintin began its trip to the big screen in 1983, when Steven Spielberg first reached out to Belgian comics artist Hergé about acquiring the film rights to his most famous creation, the intrepid journalist/adventurer Tintin. But for a variety of reasons, the project kept falling by the wayside, that is, until Spielberg teamed up with Peter Jackson in the wake of the New Zealand director's epic Lord of the Rings trilogy. Together, the duo decided that doing full justice to Hergé's comics meant eschewing a conventional live action adaptation in favor of the animation process known as motion capture, whereby live actors perform the characters on set and then computer animators translate their work onto digital models. Jamie Beard, a veteran employee of Jackson's New Zealand-based effects house Weta Digital, served as animation supervisor on The Adventures of Tintin and played a significant role in overseeing the design of the film's world and its characters. He spoke with us about bringing the motion capture Tintin (played by Jamie Bell) to life and why he sometimes made the actors walk on futon mattresses on set.

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