Newsbites: the angels and demons in love and war edition!

Time to dust off a few news items that I’ve had sitting in my files for a while now.

1. The producers of Fallen have released the photo to the right, which shows a teenaged girl named Lucinda “Luce” Price (played by Addison Timlin) standing between two fallen angels who have been competing for her love for centuries (Harrison Gilbertson and Jeremy Irvine). That’s right, it’s basically Twilight with angels (and demons) instead of vampires and werewolves. It’s based on a best-selling series of books by Lauren Kate.

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Bad movies don’t die, they just get television spin-offs

Sometimes it can be more fun to write about a really bad movie than a good movie. Sometimes a movie is so awful that it excites the mind in a way that merely okay movies don’t, especially when the awful movie in question is on a subject that you’re really interested in. Such was the case for me, three years ago, with Legion (2010), an apocalyptic shoot-’em-up that starred Paul Bettany as an archangel who turns against God when God decides to destroy all of humanity.

At the time, I listed ten reasons why the film was a major disappointment, even on its own ridiculous terms, and I was content to leave it at that. But apparently the filmmakers were not. Deadline reported yesterday that Syfy has commissioned a 90-minute pilot for a potential series called Dominion, which would take place a couple decades after the movie:
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