Welcome back to Reel Weekly,

Your one stop shop for all the latest happenings in film and television. This week was a huge one for television. We saw the series finale for Dexter, which finally reached its end after 8 seasons on Showtime, as well as the premiere for two of 2013’s most anticipated new series in The Blacklist and Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Also taking place this week were the 65th Emmy Awards where Breaking Bad took home the prize for Outstanding Drama series. Jeff Daniels and Claire Danes took home Outstanding Leaf Actor and Actress in a Drama series for The Newsroom and Homeland respectively. Full results HERE.

Missed the premiere of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. or outside the US and wondering if it’s worth your time? Check out our 5 reasons you should be watching it HERE.

Also, make sure you check out our reviews for Percy Jackson: Sea Of Monsters and Rush.

Movie News


  • Christian Bale’s audition tape for Batman has been released online after having been included as a special feature in the The Dark Knight Trilogy: Ultimate Collector’s Edition Blu-Ray set. You can check out his screen test against Amy Adams HERE.


  • A fan-made continuation of Christopher Nolan’s Batman Trilogy called Dark Knight Legacy is getting some positive reception. Currently the film-makers are adopting the crowd-funding model to get the project completed, but you can check out the first episode HERE.


  • Wonder Woman will also be getting the fan-film treatment. An impressive looking short is set for release September 30th from Rainfall films. Read more


  • Having just wrapped up with Rush, Ron Howard is already beginning production on his new film In the Heart of the Sea. The movie stars Chris Hemsworth and will tell the story of the real life disaster that inspired Moby Dick. Read more


  • Lionsgate and Republic Records have announced a giant lineup for the Hunger Games: Catching Fire soundtrack. Coldplay, Ellie Goulding and the Lumineers are amongst the talent on offer. Read more


  • The reveal teaser Joss Whedon showed at the SDCC for The Avengers: Age Of Ultron has now been released online. There’s no footage and not a lot of information on display, but it’s more than enough to get you pumped for the 2015 blockbuster. Check it out HERE.

Casting Buzz

Jennifer Lawrence Maxim

  • Jennifer Lawrence has been cast for a new adaptation of the John Steinbeck novel East of Eden. Lawrence will again be working with her Hunger Games director Gary Ross, who claims the book to be one of his favorites. Read more

TV News


  • More good news for Breaking Bad fans, creator/show-runner Vince Gilligan has lined up a new series on CBS, Battle Creek. Also on board is House creator David Shore as co-writer and executive producer. Battle Creek is on order for the 2014/2015 season. Read more


  • Another new comic based show has been confirmed with the announcement that FOX has landed Gotham for a series commitment. The series will follow the origin of Jim Gordon (played by Gary Oldman in Nolan’s trilogy) as he faces a Batman-less Gotham. Comic fans will recognize this sounds like a fusion of the Batman Year One (for which Brian Cranston voiced Gordon in the animated adaption) and Gotham Central comics. Read more

That’s it for news this week, but make sure you check out this week’s trailers for After Tiller , Escape Plan, Stalingrad, Enemy, Under the Skin, A Case of You, Need For Speed and Frozen.

And don’t forgot these featurettes for Gravity and Romeo and Juliet.


Compiled by Zac Platt.

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Sydney-dweller Zac Platt, a consumer of film, television, gaming, comic books, and other things that distract from the world at large.

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