Friday, July 1, 2011

Alphas - Great Falls Tribune: Azita Ghanizada Interview

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ALPHAS - GREAT FALLS TRIBUNE: Actress has traveled from Afghanistan to 'Alphas'

Jul. 1, 2011
by Patjess Douglas

Few have taken a path to Hollywood blocked by more obstacles than Azita Ghanizada. Born in Kabul, Afghanistan, the actress was brought to the States by her parents as a baby. They had only one goal in mind, to survive.

Ghanizada stars in the new SyFy show "Alphas" and is showing her parents they made the right choice, bringing the family to America.

"Everybody kind of fled as the Russians were coming and going into different camps on the border of Afghanistan and Pakistan and Iran," Ghanizada said in a recent phone interview with the Tribune from a shooting location in Toronto. "We fled Tehran and into the United States. My mom single handedly took ... her family out of refugee camps..."

Alphas premieres Monday, July 11, 2011 at 10/9C on Syfy.


Torchwood: Miracle Day - USA Weekend: Who’s hot in Hollywood: John Barrowman

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Torchwood Miracle Day July 11

TORCHWOOD: MIRACLE DAY - USA WEEKEND: Who’s hot in Hollywood: John Barrowman

July 1st, 2011
Katherine Wilk

Scottish-American actor John Barrowman says there’s a lot of himself in Captain Jack Harkness, the time-traveling sci-fi hero he plays on the series Torchwood: Miracle Day, which makes its debut on Starz Friday night [July 8]. There’s a lot of the character, too, in Barrowman’s little Jack Russell Terrier — fittingly named Captain Jack. “He’s as charismatic and lovable as Captain Jack,” says Barrowman, 44, who splits his time between California and London.


Nathan Fillion - Firefly - Science Channel : Marathon July 4, 2011

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SCIENCE CHANNEL: Firefly Marathon Monday, July 4, 2011

Firefly's cast includes Castle's Nathan Fillion, Suits' Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk, V's Morena Baccarin, Chuck's Adam Baldwin, Stargate Atlantis' Jewel Staite, Sean Maher, The Cape's Summer Glau and Ron Glass.

8:00 am (120 minutes) Serenity

After taking aboard a group of passengers bound for another planet, the crew of the spaceship Serenity encounters lawmen, double-dealers and savages as they attempt to rid themselves of precious cargo salvaged from a wrecked vessel.

Guest stars include Mark Sheppard, Andy Umberger, Eddie Adams, Colin Patrick, Bonnie Bartlett and Domingo Vara.

10:00 am The Train Job

Mal and his crew are hired to pull off a train heist, but the cargo turns out to be badly needed medication intended for sufferers of a deadly disease.

Guest stars include Tom Towles, Andrew Bryniarski, Michael Fairman, Gregg Henry and Valerie Red-Horse.

11:00 am Bushwhacked

The crew discovers the sole survivor of a Reaver attack aboard a derelict spacecraft, leading to an encounter with an Alliance commander bent on capturing Simon and River.

Guest stars include Doug Savant, Branden R. Morgan, Jared Poe and Lancer Dean Shull.

12:00 pm Shindig

Hoping to initiate a smuggling transaction, Mal attends an elegant social event with Kaylee. But when Mal upsets a wealthy man who hired Inara as his companion, he is challenged to a sword fight.

Guest stars include Mark Sheppard, Edward Atterton, Larry Drake, Carl Bresk and Larry Pennell.

1:00 pm Safe

Book is critically injured when the crew of the Serenity is caught in the crossfire between policemen and outlaws; a backward people in need of a doctor kidnap Simon, and mistake River for a witch.

Guest stars include Isabella Hofmann, William Converse-Roberts, John Thaddeus, Andy Rolfes, Matthew Ferreira, Erica Tazel, Morina Pierce, Skylar Roberge and Zac Efron.

2:00 pm Our Mrs. Reynolds

After ridding a peaceful planet of a group of bandits, Mal and his crew are honored for their heroism. But when he returns to the Serenity, a horrified Mal is told he inadvertently married one of the local women during the celebration.

Guest stars include Mad Men's Christina Hendricks, Benito Martinez, Erik Passoja and Bob Fimiani.

3:00 pm Jaynestown

When the Serenity crew travels to a planet to strike a smuggling deal, Jayne discovers the populace worships him as a hero; Inara makes a man out of a magistrate's 26-year-old virginal son; Book's nerves fray as he tends to River.

Guest stars include Gregory Itzin, Daniel Bess, Kevin Gage, Zachary Kranzler and Ronald Craig Williams.

4:00 pm Out of Gas

The crew is forced to abandon ship when the Serenity is crippled by an explosion, leaving behind a dying Mal, who recalls how he first acquired the vessel and assembled the crew.

Guest stars include Steven Flynn, Ilia Volok, Lyle Kanouse, Dax Griffin and Roderick McCarthy.

5:00 pm Ariel

Disguised as medical personnel, the crew infiltrates a hospital with the intention of stealing valuable supplies; meanwhile, Simon uses a high-tech imaging device to study River's brain in hopes of curing her, only to be betrayed by Jayne.

Guest stars include Blake Robbins, Jeff Ricketts, Dennis Cockrum, Tom Virtue and Roma Chugani.

6:00 pm War Stories

The crew stages a rescue mission when Niska takes Mal prisoner and subjects him to torture; Inara raises eyebrows when she takes a female client.

Guest stars include Michael Fairman, Katherine Kendall, Rolando Molina, John Dunn and Michael Bentt.

7:00 pm Trash

Mal's "wife" Saffron resurfaces with a plan to steal a valuable gun from a collector, but the plan goes awry when the gun's owner turns out to be another of Saffron's husbands.

Guest stars include Christina Hendricks, Franc Ross, Dwier Brown and John Eric Bentley.

8:00 pm The Message

Mal and Zoe receive a crate containing the body of an old wartime friend, but the man turns out to be very much alive and smuggling a secret cargo.

Guest stars include Jonathan M. Woodward, The Sentinel's Richard Burgi, Al Pugliese, Tod Nakamura, Craig Vincent and Morgan Rusler.

9:00 pm Heart of Gold

The Serenity crew defends a bordello from a gunslinger who got a prostitute pregnant and now intends to collect the child; Mal falls for the bordello's madam.

Guest stars include Melinda Clarke, Kimberly McCullough, Fredric Lehne, Tracy Ryan, Heather Black, Angie Hart, Doan Ly and Sandy Mulvihill.

10:00 pm Objects in Space

A bounty hunter bent on apprehending River (and collecting the reward for her capture) boards the ship at night, catching the crew off-guard. He soon grows confused when River claims she's become one with the Serenity.

Guest stars include Richard Brooks.

11:00 pm The Train Job
12:00 am Bushwhacked
1:00 am Shindig

Syfy: Saturday Spooky Scinema Marathon July 2, 2011

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SYFY: Saturday Spooky Scinema Marathon July 2, 2011


10:00 AM The Cursed

While conducting research for a book, a writer awakens a malevolent creature in a Tennessee town with a dark past. Directed by Joel Bender.

Cast includes Louis Mandylor, Brad Thornton, Costas Mandylor, Francesca Cecil, James Marshall and Tom Wright.


12:00 PM The Prophecy

Angered that God gave souls to humans, Gabriel (Christopher Walken) leads an army of evil angels to raise hell on Earth.

Cast includes Christopher Walken, Elias Koteas, Virginia Madsen, Eric Stoltz, Viggo Mortensen, Amanda Plummer, Moriah 'Shining Dove' Snyder and Adam Goldberg.

Children of the Corn

02:00 PM Children Of The Corn

A couple (David Anders, Kandyse McClure) try to save their marriage with a road trip, which gets derailed when they find a strange rural town ruled by fanatically religious children. Based on the Stephen King short story.

Cast includes David Anders, Kandyse McClure, Daniel Newman, Preston Bailey and Robert Gerdisch.

The Cave

04:00 PM The Cave

Nasty serpents terrorize a dive team exploring underwater caverns in this torpid “Alien” rip-off.

Cast includes Chase's Cole Hauser, CSI: Miami's Eddie Cibrian, V's Morris Chestnut, Game of Thrones' Lena Headey, Covert Affair's Piper Perabo, Rick Ravanello and Hawaii Five-0's Daniel Dae Kim.


06:00 PM The Devil's Advocate

Al Pacino has a field day playing Lucifer disguised as the head of a law firm in this thriller about a lawyer (Keanu Reeves) who doesn't realize his new boss is a real demon.

Cast includes Keanu Reeves, Al Pacino, Charlize Theron, Jeffrey Jones, Judith Ivey, Connie Nielsen, Craig T. Nelson, Castle's Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Debra Monk and George Wyner.


09:00 PM The Hills Have Eyes

Grisly reworking of the 1977 horror classic follows a clan of mutant psychos who terrorize vacationers in the New Mexico desert.

Cast includes Aaron Stanford, Kathleen Quinlan, Vinessa Shaw, Emilie de Ravin, Dan Byrd, Billy Drago, Robert Joy and Ted Levine.


11:30 PM Wes Craven Presents: They

"They” are scary creatures that haunted the childhood dreams of a psychology student (Laura Regan)---and “They” are back in this standard thriller.

Cast includes Laura Regan, Marc Blucas, Ethan Embry, Desiree Zurowski, Mark Hildreth and Jodelle Ferland.

See No Evil

01:30 AM See No Evil

A group of juvenile delinquents are assigned the task to clean up an abandoned hotel, but a recluse psychopath, who was once shot in the head and left for dead by a local police officer, lurks in the darkness of its hallways plotting his revenge.

Cast includes Glenn Jacobs, Christina Vidal, Michael J. Pagan, Samantha Noble, Steven Vidler and Cecily Polson.


03:30 AM Halloween: The Curse Of Michael Myers

The Shape returns to a small town for another night of deadly tricks.

Cast includes Donald Pleasence, Paul Rudd, Marianne Hagan, Mitch Ryan, Kim Darby, Bradford English, Keith Bogart and Mariah O'Brien.