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‘The Spy’ Review: Sacha Baron Cohen Goes Undercover — This Time Not for Laughs

In Netflix’s new six-part miniseries The Spy, Sacha Baron Cohen plays Eli Cohen, an Israeli intelligence agent who spent years in the Sixties undercover in Syria under the name Kamel Amin Thaabet. It’s a big dramatic showcase for an actor best known for broad sketch-comedy characters like Borat and Ali G. While comic actors are generally better equipped to play drama than serious performers are to be funny, not everyone has the skill to cross that stylistic divide.

But Baron Cohen couldn’t have found a role more
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The Spy (2019) TV Mini-series Trailer: Sacha Baron Cohen is Real-life Mossad agent Eli Cohen [Netflix]

The Spy Trailer Gideon Raff‘s The Spy (2019) TV mini-series trailer has been released by Netflix and stars Sacha Baron Cohen, Noah Emmerich, Hadar Ratzon Rotem, Alexander Siddig, and Marc Maurille. Plot Synopsis The Spy‘s plot synopsis: “The Spy, starring Sacha Baron Cohen, is inspired by the real-life story of former notorious [...]

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Batman Artist Neal Adams Clarifies How To Pronounce Ra’s al Ghul’s Name

If you were to list the Top Five topics that Batman fans argue over, I’m sure one of them would be how to pronounce “Ra’s al Ghul.” Though I’m uncertain of whether the debate originally emerged after his first appearance in 1971’s Batman #232, the fire was no doubt ignited once the villain began appearing in other media.

Basically, you’ve probably heard the League of Assassins’ master’s name spoken one of two ways, those being “Rahz al Ghul” or “Raysh al Ghul.” Having spent most of my life in the Detroit area which boasts a large Middle Eastern population, I’ve long known the answer – but let’s allow for one of the character’s co-creators to weigh in, shall we?

During our recent discussion at Michigan Comic Convention, I brought up this topic with Neal Adams himself, and here’s what he had to say:

“I’m told that,
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What We Left Behind: Looking Back at Deep Space Nine Review: An Amazing Documentary

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What We Left Behind: Looking Back at Deep Space Nine Review: An Amazing Documentary
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine was the fourth television series in the Star Trek franchise. It ran for seven seasons and a hundred and seventy-six episodes in syndication. The finale, "What You Leave Behind", aired on June 2nd, 1999. DS9 was markedly different from Star Trek and Star Trek: The Next Generation. The show setting was a recovered enemy space station near the planet Bajor. A grieving Starfleet commander, Benjamin Sisko (Avery Brooks), assigned to help the Bajorans recover from a devastating occupation; discovers a wormhole to a distant region of the galaxy, the Gamma Quadrant. What followed was a thrilling, slow-burn escalation to the epic, Dominion War; a conflict against powerful Gamma Quadrant adversaries that threatened the United Federation of Planets.

What We Left Behind: Looking Back at Deep Space Nine is a wonderful retrospective and coda to the beloved series. The documentary is produced and directed by Ira Steven Behr,
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Second Opinion – What We Left Behind: Looking Back at Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (2018)

What We Left Behind: Looking Back at Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, 2018.

Directed by Ira Steven Behr and David Zappone.

Featuring Nana Visitor, Rene Auberjonois, Alexander Siddig, Terry Farrell, Michael Dorn, Colm Meaney, Cirroc Lofton, and Armin Shimerman.

It’s not uncommon for Trekkie fans to argue over which Star Trek series is the best. Most of the conversations I’ve been privy to generally compare the original Star Trek with William Shatner and Next Generation with Patrick Stewart as their favorites. Now, with What We Left Behind: Looking Back at Star Trek: Deep Space Nine documentary shedding light behind the scenes with the actors and writers, it’s fair to say Deep Space Nine deserves its own recognition for being as innovative, original, trendsetting and revolutionary as any other Star Trek series. However, DS9 oftentimes gets lost in the mix of other Star Trek voyages and is often treated
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Movie Review – What We Left Behind: Looking Back at Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (2018)

What We Left Behind: Looking Back at Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, 2018

Directed by Ira Steven Behr and David Zappone

Featuring Nana Visitor, Rene Auberjonois, Alexander Siddig, Terry Farrell, Michael Dorn, Colm Meaney, Cirroc Lofton, and Armin Shimerman

Deep Space Nine is considered the “dark Star Trek.” Ask most any Trek fan and you’ll receive a similar summary of the series. This reputation is not unearned, but it is incomplete. DS9 is not a bleak show. It is not a cynical show. It’s as idealistic and humanistic as any previous entry, if not more so. It also presents something that the other shows in the franchise don’t quite have in this kind of abundance: heart. The show is dark, but it earns its darkness by contrast. The depth of character and their aspirations allow you to really feel the depths of despair that they sometimes find themselves in.
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‘What We Left Behind’ Is the Perfect Fan-Funded Documentary About ‘Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’ – Review

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‘What We Left Behind’ Is the Perfect Fan-Funded Documentary About ‘Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’ – Review
Warning: If “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” was a seminal show for you in the ’90s, the documentary “What We Left Behind” will probably make you cry. The platonic ideal of a loving tribute, this crowdfunded documentary directed by “DS9” showrunner Ira Steven Behr and “The Captains” producer David Zappone gathers nearly every key member of the “DS9” family to look back on arguably “Trek’s” most progressive and game-changing series.

Behr puts himself front and center in the documentary, breaking the fourth wall periodically as a quasi-narrator and guide through “DS9’s” legacy. Full of touches that will invoke memories of the show’s most iconic moments (including a hysterical post-credits gag or two), “What We Left Behind” is almost like Behr’s memoir of the making of the show, albeit with a ton of familiar faces popping in to add their two cents.

Only Avery Brooks, who played
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Shudder’s May 2019 Releases Include Doomsday, V/H/S: Viral, Predestination, The Ranger

With the temperature rising outside, Shudder is still giving horror fans plenty of good reasons to stay inside with a good view of the screen this month thanks to the new additions to their streaming slate, including Neil Marshall's Doomsday, Jenn Wexler's The Ranger, the horror anthology V/H/S: Viral, the Spierig Brothers' Predestination, and more.

Below, check out the full list of titles coming to Shudder in the Us this month, and visit Shudder online to learn more about the streaming service.

"Yes, it’s getting warm outside. But let’s get real—wouldn’t you stay inside and chill with Shudder Originals The Ranger and The Night Shifter, new episodes of The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs, and Eli Roth’s History of Horror: Uncut podcast?

Programming also available on Shudder Canada where noted.

Shudder Original Movies

The Ranger (2018) — available Thursday, May 9

Director: Jenn Wexler,
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"Gotham" - The Final Episode

Take a look at the latest incarnation of DC Comics' 'Caped Crusader' and 'Catwoman' from the Season 5 finale episode of the vicious 'Batman' - prequel TV series "Gotham" that aired April 25, 2019 on Fox:

Cast includes Ben McKenzie as 'Detective James Gordon', Donal Logue as 'Harvey Bullock', David Mazouz as 'Bruce Wayne...

...Camren Bicondova as 'Selina Kyle'/'Catwoman', Morena Baccarin as 'Leslie Thompkins', Sean Pertwee as 'Alfred', Robin Lord Taylor as 'The Penguin'...

...Erin Richards as 'Barbara Kean', Cory Michael Smith as 'Edward Nygma'/'the Riddler', Jessica Lucas as 'Tabitha Galavan'...

...Chris Chalk as 'Lucius Fox', Drew Powell as 'Butch Gilzean'/'Solomon Grundy', Alexander Siddig as 'Ra's Ah Ghul and Crystal Reed as 'Sofia Falcone'.

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"Batman" Comic Books
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"Gotham" - The Finale

Take a look at more new footage, plus images from the finale of the 'Batman' - prequel TV series "Gotham" airing April 25, 2019 on Fox:

Cast includes Ben McKenzie as 'Detective James Gordon', Donal Logue as 'Harvey Bullock', David Mazouz as 'Bruce Wayne, Camren Bicondova as 'Selina Kyle'/'Catwoman', Morena Baccarin as 'Leslie Thompkins', Sean Pertwee as 'Alfred', Robin Lord Taylor as 'The Penguin'...

...Erin Richards as 'Barbara Kean', Cory Michael Smith as 'Edward Nygma'/'the Riddler', Jessica Lucas as 'Tabitha Galavan', Chris Chalk as 'Lucius Fox', Drew Powell as 'Butch Gilzean'/'Solomon Grundy', Alexander Siddig as 'Ra's Ah Ghul and Crystal Reed as 'Sofia Falcone'.

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"Batman" Comic Books
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"Gotham: They Did What ?"

Take a look at more new footage, plus images from the "Gotham" episode "They Did What?", directed by Carol Banker, airing April 18, 2019 on Fox:

Cast includes Ben McKenzie as 'Detective James Gordon', Donal Logue as 'Harvey Bullock', David Mazouz as 'Bruce Wayne...

...Camren Bicondova as 'Selina Kyle'/'Catwoman', Morena Baccarin as 'Leslie Thompkins'...

...Sean Pertwee as 'Alfred', Robin Lord Taylor as 'The Penguin'...

...Erin Richards as 'Barbara Kean', Cory Michael Smith as 'Edward Nygma'/'the Riddler', Jessica Lucas as 'Tabitha Galavan'...

...Chris Chalk as 'Lucius Fox', Drew Powell as 'Butch Gilzean'/'Solomon Grundy'...

...Alexander Siddig as 'Ra's Ah Ghul...

...and Crystal Reed as 'Sofia Falcone'.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Gotham: They Did What ?"...
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"Gotham" - New Footage

Take a look at more new footage, plus images revealing the 'Joker', from the "Gotham" episode "They Did What?", directed by Carol Banker, airing April 18, 2019 on Fox:

Cast includes Ben McKenzie as 'Detective James Gordon', Donal Logue as 'Harvey Bullock', David Mazouz as 'Bruce Wayne, Camren Bicondova as 'Selina Kyle'/'Catwoman', Morena Baccarin as 'Leslie Thompkins', Sean Pertwee as 'Alfred', Robin Lord Taylor as 'The Penguin'...

...Erin Richards as 'Barbara Kean', Cory Michael Smith as 'Edward Nygma'/'the Riddler', Jessica Lucas as 'Tabitha Galavan', Chris Chalk as 'Lucius Fox', Drew Powell as 'Butch Gilzean'/'Solomon Grundy', Alexander Siddig as 'Ra's Ah Ghul and Crystal Reed as 'Sofia Falcone'.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Gotham: They Did What ?"...
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"Gotham" - The Final Episodes

Take a look at more footage, plus images from the "Gotham" episode "They Did What?", directed by Carol Banker, airing April 18, 2019 on Fox:

Cast includes Ben McKenzie as 'Detective James Gordon', Donal Logue as 'Harvey Bullock', David Mazouz as 'Bruce Wayne, Camren Bicondova as 'Selina Kyle'/'Catwoman', Morena Baccarin as 'Leslie Thompkins', Sean Pertwee as 'Alfred', Robin Lord Taylor as 'The Penguin'...

...Erin Richards as 'Barbara Kean', Cory Michael Smith as 'Edward Nygma'/'the Riddler', Jessica Lucas as 'Tabitha Galavan', Chris Chalk as 'Lucius Fox', Drew Powell as 'Butch Gilzean'/'Solomon Grundy', Alexander Siddig as 'Ra's Ah Ghul and Crystal Reed as 'Sofia Falcone'.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Gotham: They Did What ?"...
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‘Star Trek’ Doc: Shout! Acquires ‘What We Left Behind’

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‘Star Trek’ Doc: Shout! Acquires ‘What We Left Behind’
Shout! Studios has just acquired worldwide rights to the new Star Trek feature documentary What We Left Behind: Looking Back at Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Shout! plans to release it across multiple platforms including theatrical by year’s end.

The in-depth retrospective approaches the edgy Deep Space Nine as the most-misunderstood of the franchises that have flown under the banner of Gene Roddenberry’s Star Trek brand. When it premiered in January 1993 as a spinoff of Star Trek: The Next Generation, many devoted Trek fans thought the show flouted Roddenberry’s overarching vision of humanity’s noble and united future in the age of interstellar exploration.

The syndicated Deep Space Nine (created by Rick Berman and Michael Piller) eventually won fans over and endured for 176 episodes over seven seasons with its chronicle of a space station that is (not unlike Casablanca in the classic film) a place of intrigue,
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Gotham: 3 Things They Kept The Same About Ra's Al Ghul (and 6 They Changed)

Alexander Siddig played Ra's Al Ghul on season's three and four of Gotham, making him the first actor of Arabic origin to play the character. His version was the third live-action incarnation to hit screens in the last two decades, after Liam Neeson played him in The Dark Knight Trilogy and Matt Nable played him in Arrow.

Related: Gotham's Bane Origin Borrows From The Dark Knight Rises

As with most comic book to screen translations, there were many things kept the same as the source material, but many more that were changed to fit the nature of the show better. Here are 3 things Gotham kept the same about Ra's Al Ghul (and 6 things they changed).
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The Deep State universe expands with season 2 trailer

Fox has released a trailer for the second season of its espionage thriller series Deep State which promises to delve deeper into the murky and political world of the deep state, introducing a number of new characters whilst exploring the origins of several familiar faces from the first season; watch the trailer here…

As Season Two opens, we find Harry Clarke (Joe Dempsie) and Leyla Toumi (Karima McAdams) still reeling from the fall out of Season One’s debacle in Tehran. Harry has taken himself out of active duty completely and it is only at the insistence of Leyla, that he is dragged back into the deeply secretive and deadly dangerous world of the deep state.

The deep state is on the threshold of reaping enormous rewards from a Us Government deal that is being brokered with Mali, a sub-Saharan country replete in vast natural resources hugely valuable to the
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First look trailer and synopsis details revealed for Season 2 of ‘Deep State’

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Fox Networks has revealed the first look trailer along with synopsis details for the 2nd season of ‘Deep State’.

The new season will expand the deep state universe and introduces a range of new characters, led by Critics’ Choice Winner and Emmy-nominated actor, Walton Goggins.

It will delve deeper into the murky and political world of the deep state. Having failed in the Middle East, those powers are now turning their attention to sub-Saharan Africa and the scramble to plunder its natural resources. This is the first dirty war over clean energy. The series will also explore the origin stories of some of our favourite characters from season one alongside witnessing the fall of a hero and orchestrating the making of a terrorist in the eyes of the West.

As Season Two opens, Harry Clarke (Dempsie) and Leyla Toumi (McAdams) are still reeling from the fall out of Season One’s debacle in Tehran.
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Witness the Birth of The Dark Knight in Exciting Extended Trailer for Gotham Season 5

Fox has released a new extended trailer for Gotham season five, and it’s certainly going to get fans of the series excited about what is to come! This trailer is packed full of all kinds of awesomeness and throws a lot of crazy stuff at us.

It promises a battle of epic proportions as the heroes of the city wage war against the villains who have taken it over. It also teases where the story picks up with several of our favorite characters and introduces us to some new characters such as Bane (Shane West) and Harley Quinn.

Season four ended with Gotham City being turned to No Man's Land following Jeremiah's destruction of the city's bridges, keeping anyone from coming into the city or leaving it. Gotham City is now overrun by villains, with only Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz), Jim Gordon (Ben McKenzie), Harvey Bullock (Donal Logue), and
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‘Gotham’: Jaime Murray Set For Key Role On Fox’s Batman Prequel

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‘Gotham’: Jaime Murray Set For Key Role On Fox’s Batman Prequel
Dexter alumna Jaime Murray has been tapped for a key recurring role on the upcoming fifth and final season of Batman prequel drama series Gotham on Fox.

Murray will play Theresa Walker. The character emerges as Jim Gordon’s (Ben McKenzie) principal nemesis in the season, who comes to Gotham harboring a dark secret about her past.

Produced by Warner Bros. TV and based on characters from DC Comics, Gotham is executive produced by Bruno Heller, who developed the series, Danny Cannon and John Stephens. The series large ensemble cast includes McKenzie, Donal Logue, Morena Baccarin, Sean Pertwee, Robin Lord Taylor, Erin Richards, David Mazouz, Camren Bicondova, Cory Michael Smith, Jessica Lucas, Chris Chalk, Drew Powell, Alexander Siddig and Crystal Reed.

Murray is best known for her recurring role of Lila Tourney on Showtime’s Dexter, Dexter’s main lover and main antagonist during the hit show’s second season.
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"Gotham: The Innocent and the Wicked"

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Sneak Peek new 'sizzle reel' footage from Season 5 of the live-action 'Batman' prequel series "Gotham", sub-titled "The Innocent and the Wicked", based on the DC Comics story arc "No Man's Land":

"...villains will include 'Joker' (Cameron Monaghan), 'Penguin' (Robin Lord Taylor), 'Riddler' (Cory Michael Smith), 'Barbara Kean' (Erin Richards)...

...'Catwoman' (Camren Bicondova), 'Solomon Grundy' (Drew Powell), 'Tabitha Galavan' (Jessica Lucas), 'Poison Ivy' (Peyton List), 'Victor Zsasz' (Anthony Carrigan)...

"...'Mad Hatter' (Benedict Samuel), 'Scarecrow' (Charlie Tahan), 'Hugo Strange' (B.D. Wong), 'Ra's al Ghul' (Alexander Siddig) and 'Bane' (Shane West)..."

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