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“Traveler” Screencaptures: Quality Upgrade

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A few months ago one of our fellow visitors, Olena, helped me to get the HD episodes of Traveler. Back then, I capped the pilot episode and didn’t have time to cap the remaining episodes. Until today.

Replaced all episodes with the new screen captures. The videos will be added during the X-Mas break (promise!).

Matt Bomer Teases Giant AHS Twist: “Fans Won’t Be Disappointed”

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Last week while Matt attended the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic, Vanity Fair asked Matt the one million dollar question: Who he will play in this AHS season?

Ever since American Horror Story creator Ryan Murphy revealed that there is a shocking twist coming in this season’s sixth episode—airing this Wednesday, October 19—fans have been clamoring to learn what the big reveal might be. There is, however, another question torturing them as well: Who will fan favorite Matt Bomer play this year? This June, Bomer confirmed he would appear in the latest installment of the anthology series—but not much is known about his role. Could Bomer be a part of the coming twist that will change everything?

“This is one of those moments where mum is the word. Well, I’ll tell you this—this is one of my favorite seasons I’ve seen in a long time. I’m really proud of what the writers have done. They have completely reinvigorated the show and I think fans will love what they have done.”

Although the Golden Globe–winning actor remained silent about what kind of impact his character will make on the Roanoke house’s history or when he’ll appear, Bomer says this season’s true-crime documentary-like premise and story-within-a-story style plot is a welcomed contrast to its previous cycles.

“I have seen every episode so far. I love it. It’s been one of my favorite seasons since Season 2, cause they went back to this real-time, right-now period. It’s an immediate horror. It’s the kind of horror that I like to see. They really started from scratch in a way.”

Fans have speculated in detail about plot points surrounding the show. One popular theory is that Shelby (Lily Rabe), Matt (André Holland), and Lee (Adina Porter) are all ghosts. Viewers are hungry to unearth the surprise twist, and Bomer is delighted to hear about rabid fans’ theories.

“Oh cool! Love that! You need to send me some. I’d like to read those. I hope that Roanoke lives up to everyone’s dreams and fan theories. People can always trust Ryan Murphy to deliver stories that are fun, surprising, and intelligent. Fans won’t be disappointed.”

American Horror Story: New trailer previews season 6’s many horrors

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American Horror Story kicked off its sixth season with its most ambitious theme yet. Framed as a true crime documentary called My Roanoke Nightmare — complete with dramatic reenactments starring Sarah Paulson and Cuba Gooding Jr. — this season already feels fresh and unexpected.

My Roanoke Nightmare: An American Horror Story tells the story of a couple who move to Roanoke Island, North Carolina for a fresh start following the loss of their unborn child. However, things start to get all kinds of freaky when they move into an old farmhouse — like, “teeth falling from the sky”-freaky. The real-life couple of Shelby and Matt are played by Asylum star Lily Rabe and Andre Holland, while Paulson and Gooding Jr. star as their reenactors.

At the end of the premiere hour, Shelby stumbles through the Roanoke woods, where she comes face to face with what appear to be the lost settlers of Roanoke. (Of course one of them is played by Kathy Bates. No one serves historical gravitas better than Bates.) FX dropped the teaser for next week’s episode, “Chapter Two,” and it gives us an even closer look into this season’s batshit crazy shenanigans.


We know Matt is doing a participation on this season, but due all the secrecy we have no idea who he’ll play, and for how long. But with this premiere, the season gets my attention now.

AHS Season 6 Theme Revealed?

The premiere date of AHS Season 6 has been unveiled – September 14 – and several teasers has been surfacing, dropping clues on what would be the theme of next season.

Yesterday, TMZ got its hands on the first images from the set of season six, in Santa Clarita, California. One of the creepy clues is a photo of a tree with the word “CROATOAN” carved into the bark. The detail is a dead giveaway that the show will have something to do with the mystery of Roanoke, the North Carolina colony where, in 1590, 117 people disappeared with no explanation. The word “CROATOAN” is the name of a North Carolinian Indian tribe and was carved into a tree in Roanoke, the only clue left behind after the disappearance.

And to make more playful, let’s remember that all AHS seasons are linked at some sort of way and back on Season 1, Sarah Paulson’s psychic character, Billie Dean, already mentioned it, as pointed by Vanity Fair.

It’s difficult to banish a spirit, but not impossible. The most successful attempt I know of happened when America was known as the new world.

In 1590, on the coast of what we now know as North Carolina, the entire colony of Roanoke—all 117 men, women, and children—died inexplicably. It became known as the ghost colony because the spirits remained. They haunted the native tribes living in the surrounding areas. Killing indiscriminately. The elder knew he had to act. He cast a banishment curse. First he collected the personal belongings of all the dead colonists. Then they burned them. The ghosts appeared, summoned by their talismans. But before the spirits could cause them any more harm, the elder completed the curse that would banish the ghosts forever. By uttering a single word. The same word found carved on a post at the abandoned colony. “Croatoan.”

Exciting! Check the Vanity Fair article for more clues, and don’t forget, American Horror Story Season 6 premieres September 14 on FX.

‘The Last Tycoon’ Drama Picked Up To Series By Amazon

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Via Deadline – With a well-known title and formidable lead cast, Amazon’s The Last Tycoon pilot has been a strong contender for a series pickup. Now the project, toplined by Matt Bomer, Kelsey Grammer and Rosemarie DeWitt, has been ordered to series by the streaming service, I have learned. It comes from Sony TV’s TriStar Television. I hear Amazon’s other drama pilot from the batch, The Interestings, is not going forward.

Written and directed by Billy Ray based on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s final unfinished novel, The Last Tycoon was inspired by the life of film mogul Irving Thalberg, on whom the book’s protagonist Monroe Stahr was based. The project centers on Stahr (Bomer), Hollywood’s first wunderkind studio executive in the 1930s as he climbs to the height of power pitting him against his mentor and current head of the studio, the brawny, imposing, charming and vain Pat Brady (Grammer), a character based on Louis B. Mayer. Having come from the streets, Brady has no intention of returning to his misfortune, and is determined to make sure his studio is successful, no matter what personal morals he compromises. Dewitt plays Pat Brady’s wife, Rose Brady, who may be involved with Stahr.

Why The Last Tycoon Is the Best Vision of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Unfinished Work

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Esquire has published a great interview with Matt, to promote The Last Tycoon. They’re also – in a huge agreement with the fanbase – talking about how Bomer is made for this role – “Though he’s still getting caught up on his old Hollywood history, Bomer is as debonair and tortured as the role requires“. Yeah, we all agree!

Check some excerpts of the great interview below:

So how did you get involved with The Last Tycoon, and what drew you to it?
Billy called me out of the blue in December. He brought the project up to me, and his vision for it. Like all of us, I was very familiar with Fitzgerald’s work, but it had been a while since I had read The Last Tycoon or seen the Kazan film. It sounded like the world he wanted to create, while a period piece, was very topical and interesting. I read the script, I thought it was fantastic, we sat down together, and that was that.

Now you’ve played your fair share of rogues. You got famous playing a con man. Is it more fun to be a bit evil, or more pure good?
You know, I try not to think of it as black and white, because all human beings have a shadow. We all have a great deal of admirable qualities, and we all have some that could probably be improved upon. My favorite characters, when I read them, are people with some aspects of both—that feels more human and [like] the people I’ve encountered and my own experiences of life. I like it when they have a little bit of each.

Now you filmed the pilot, and Amazon is waiting around to see what the reaction is, and then it will decide whether to order it to series or not, right?
Yeah. That’s the plan.

How are you feeling? Is this a nerve-wracking way to work? Because all you can do is get the word out and hope people see it and like it.
You know, I try not to worry about it too much. Thankfully, I have a very full life. I’m married with kids, so I have a lot of things to focus on, other projects either in post-production or pre-production, so you just do the best you can. I love that Amazon has this diplomatic process where people’s voices can be heard, and they can weigh in. I think it’s a great way to use the interconnectedness we have with the Internet. At the same time, pilots are essentially rough drafts. It’s a bit like bringing all your friends into an ultrasound and saying, “Isn’t my baby beautiful?” You can make out the rough outlines and the edges and get a good sense of what the baby is going to look like, but you won’t know until you get a chance to flesh it out. I just hope people will visit the world and enjoy what they see. For me personally, I look at it and go, “Oh that’s great, that’s cool, that did not work, I can work on that,” and you soldier forward should you be given the opportunity.

Are you resisting the urge to check in with your agent or whomever every day and go, “Okay, what are the numbers now? How about now?”
You know, I think for the first couple of days I did, and then I realized that’s just not a healthy endeavor. There’s an old saying: “There’s no sure formula for success, but the only certain formula for failure is to try to please everybody.” I think if you over-concern yourself with what people’s opinions are, I don’t think it’s really healthy for anybody. And certainly as an artist, you don’t want those voices in your head when you’re trying to make a choice for a character. You want to be operating from where you are in that space with the work you’ve done.

I don’t know if this is true or not, but there’s a long-running rumor that if you work with George Clooney and get to know him even a little, he will send you a box of what he considers the 100 best movies of all time, and he expects you to watch them all.
I can imagine no more enjoyable assignment from a director. I would love that. As a matter of fact, if George Clooney ever reads this, I want those 100 movies regardless of whether or not we work together.

Read the full interview at Esquire website.