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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

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Published on Aug 8, 2012 by SeasonXero Jennifer Lynch (Director), Damian O'Donnail (Original Screenplay Writer) and Chris Peterson (Editor) talk about the making of the awesomeness that is CHAINED THANK YOU, MACULAE!

''ION Television Acquires Fan Favorite "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" From NBCUniversal Cable & New Media Distribution''

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Source: ION Television
Date: August 08, 2012 07:08 ET

ION Television Acquires Fan Favorite "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" From NBCUniversal Cable & New Media Distribution NEW YORK, Aug. 8, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ION Television continues to strengthen its programming lineup with high-quality content, announcing today the acquisition of the critically-acclaimed series

"Law & Order: Criminal Intent." The off-network licensing rights give ION all 10 seasons (195 episodes) of the crime-drama favorite. 

"'Law & Order: Criminal Intent' is a proven drama with a long-standing history as part of a highly successful 20-plus year franchise" said Brandon Burgess, CEO, ION Media Networks. "The addition of this popular series to our general entertainment lineup is yet another important piece to ION's solid programming foundation."

"'Law & Order: Criminal Intent' is a perfect addition to ION's lineup and we are excited to extend our partnership with another series that resonates with their audience," added Bruce Casino, SVP, NBCUniversal Cable & New Media Distribution.

"Law & Order: Criminal Intent" takes viewers into the minds of its criminals while following the psychological approaches the Major Case Squad uses to solve the crimes. Detective Robert Goren (Vincent D'Onofrio), who channels his inner Sherlock Holmes, is an exceptionally bright homicide investigator with well-honed instincts that match up favorably with his criminal quarry. Likewise, his partner, Detective Alexandra Eames (Kathryn Erbe), brings an independence and stylish edge to her work that meshes well with Goren.

"Law & Order: Criminal Intent" was created by Dick Wolf and is the third installment of the "Law & Order" brand, which stands as the second longest-running scripted primetime series in television history. Executive producers of the series include Wolf, Warren Leight, Peter Jankowski and Norberto Barba. The series was produced by Wolf Films in association with NBCUniversal Cable & New Media Distribution. "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" aired for 10 seasons, first on NBC (six seasons) and followed by USA Network, concluding in 2011.

 The "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" deal comes on the heels of other recent key acquisitions for the network, including "Numb3rs" and ION's first exclusive broadcast partnership with WWE for the original series "WWE Main Event."

"Law & Order: Criminal Intent" also joins ION's "Positively Entertaining" lineup of hit series, including the original show "Flashpoint," "Criminal Minds," "Cold Case" and "Leverage."

About ION Television 

ION Television is a leading U.S. general entertainment network, combining high-quality programming and dependable broadcast distribution with an attitude of innovation and growth normally associated with a cable channel. Its "Positively Entertaining" network brand positioning features a formula of proven series, an expansive catalog of blockbuster movies and a commitment to introduce new original programming. Since its recent launch in 2008, ION's reach has grown to 100 million households and has become one of the top-15 TV rated U.S. networks in record time.

For more information, visit www.iontelevision.com.
# # # Contact: Chris Addeo, ION Media Networks 561-682-4210
chrisaddeo@ionmedia.com

''Fantasia 2012: ‘Chained’ (Review)''

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Posted at August 7, 2012 by Mario Melidona 

“Terror starts at home” or so what Jennifer Lynch makes of it. Filled with despair, fear and the traumatic events of growing up, Chained is an absolutely mesmerizing and enveloping story about a serial killer taking in a child and raising him to be his family. Starring Vincent D’Onofrio as the terrifying and physically intimidating warped sociopath, Jennifer Lynch makes great use of the barren middle-of-anywhere U.S.A. and gnaws at the core humanity in all of us. The film had its World Premiere at Fantasia International Film Festival. 

It’s difficult to talk about the film without ever constantly coming back to D’Onofrio, an actor who’s always gone all-in when it comes to these sorts of roles. Who could ever forget Full Metal Jacket? No one. D’Onofrio’s portrayal of Bob is enthralling; his body hunched over almost childlike himself with a slight lisp. He’s not stupid, but is slightly na├»ve about the relationship he tries to cultivate with Rabbit, the boy he kidnapped and brought up under his control. Rabbit’s story begins when he and his mother Sarah Fittler (Julia Ormond) were leaving from a movie theater and got into the wrong cab, driven by Bob. Portrayed at two distinct “growing” stages, Evan Bird provides deep emotional terror as a young boy and the film quickly skips ahead several years to show a victimized and “chained” up late-teen Rabbit (Eamon Farren). We see the routine he’s had to live with for years, forcing him to clean after Bob’s kill, eat only what’s left for him after Bob’s eaten and finally realizing that the wanting to escape is much harder than expected. 

Growing up from a truly warped childhood, Bob kills women because they’re born “sluts” and “whores”; traits attributed to women from all walks of life. When Bob was much younger,[SPOILERS] he was taking the brunt of his father’s abuse in order to protect his brother and was forced to have sex with his mother, which was his father’s twisted sense of becoming a “man” (in clear contrast to what his father was not). [END SPOILERS] Thinking that Rabbit needed a woman to clear his mind, Bob forces him to choose a woman for his first kill. Strangely enough throughout all these years of abuse, Rabbit demonstrates that no matter how corrupted or how long we’ve become accustomed to violence and abuse, there’s always core humanity in all of us; one that we should and can strive to be better and change our destructive ways. 

Needing to escape and in trying to save Annie (his chosen “first kill”), Rabbit gives away his plan to escape and save Annie to Bob and the ensuing sequence is heart-pounding and nerve-racking, you almost wish none of it was actually happening. D’Onofrio constructs a physical stature and presence, a calculated and precise mannerism that all leads Bob to an expulsion of rage, anger, bewilderment and betrayal. Wishing that you could save the little boy in him, but not before one more reveal that (in retrospect) you may have seen coming. The build-up has been so incredibly tense and immersive; you wonder why you didn’t ask yourself that question before. 

In fact, it’s a testament to the filmmakers where the editing let’s performances breathe from the entire cast (noting that to edit Vincent D’Onofrio is the hardest task at hand) and the story being so tightly written by Damian O’Donnell (polished by Jennifer Lynch herself), the film is propelled by characters that the progression of the narrative and everyone’s motivation is sound and purposeful. We often don’t get a film like this and beautifully photographed by Cinematography Shane Daly; we need to relish them, to uphold is thematic relevancies and to better our society at large. Jennifer Lynch brings about the atmospherics of daily life and the horror that begins at home. 

RATING: 5/5