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#TheXFiles The Event Series On Blu-ray & DVD June 14th

The Truth Is STILL Out There on Blu-ray & DVD on June 14th. The Complete Series Boxset Featuring Every Season on Blu-ray Also Available Almost 14 years after the original series run, the next mind-bending chapter of “ The X-Files” ™ is a thrilling, six-episode event series from creator/executive producer Chris Carter, with stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson reinhabiting their roles as iconic FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully. Mitch Pileggi also returns as FBI Assistant Director Walter Skinner, Mulder and Scully’s boss, who walks a fine line between loyalty to these investigators and accountability to his superiors. This marks the momentous return of the Emmy®- and Golden Globe® Award-winning pop culture phenomenon, which remains one of the longest-running sci-fi series in network television history. “The X-Files” – The Complete Series Blu-ray Boxset Now for the first time on Blu-ray™, “The X-Files” – The Event Series and the original nine seasons of this electr

TV Review: The X-Files "My Struggle II" (Season Finale)

Aliens, please abduct Chris Carter. Review by Brandon Wolfe One of the greatest pitfalls of our current recycle-bin culture is that some of the nostalgic curios being dusted off almost certainly belong dead, and The X-Files has sadly proved emblematic of this hazard. The idea of Mulder and Scully returning once more into the paranormal fray sounds fantastic at first blush until you stop to recall that The X-Files has already died a series of ignoble deaths. There was the slow decline of the original series’ run into a morass of wheezy misguidedness. There was the second feature film, quite possibly the most stillborn attempt at franchise resuscitation ever endeavored. And now, as this current six-episode revival comes to a close, it’s hard to argue against the notion that The X-Files is the bolt of lightning that is never going back into that jar. It’s far too damaged, too hopelessly ungainly and exhausted to endure as it currently stands. The truth is out of gas. The problem,

TV Review: The X-Files "Home Again"

Two great episodes are trash-compacted into a single uneven one. Review by Brandon Wolfe “Home Again,” written by another X-Files MVP, Glen Morgan (who also co-wrote possibly the best episode of the entire series with the similarly titled, yet unrelated “Home”), is an episode with a severe identity crisis. Perhaps as a byproduct of the unusually low number of episodes in this limited engagement, it’s essentially two wholly distinct episodes battling it out for dominance in an hourlong arena. Two very good episodes, it must be said, but two highly incompatible ones. Had “Home Again” chosen a side for which story it wanted to tell, it might have been a new classic. As it stands, it’s a deeply confused episode of television, its virtues diminished by its bifurcated structure. In Philadelphia, a HUD official is enacting a relocation plan for the downtown homeless to clear the way for good ol’ gentrification to commence, a plan that includes fire hoses and excises compassion. Returnin

TV Review: The X-Files “Mulder & Scully Meet the Were-Monster”

Mulder gets his groove back and so does the show. Review by Brandon Wolfe Writer Darin Morgan only wrote four episodes of The X-Files , yet he arguably made the largest impression of any writer to ever work on the series. Morgan brought a uniquely askew perspective to the series, opening doors that the show might otherwise have left to remain closed. His first script, Season 2’s circus-freak whodunit “Humbug,” was the first time an overtly comedic tone had ever been attempted on the theretofore straight-faced series. His next three scripts were the tragicomedy “Clyde Bruckman’s Final Repose,” often held up by critics as one of the finest episodes of television; “War of the Coprophages,” a squirmy-hilarious tale of killer cockroaches invading a small town; and Morgan’s pièce de résistance, “Jose Chung’s From Outer Space,” a mindbending hall of mirrors that satirized and deconstructed the series before the outside world even got the chance. Morgan never wrote for The X-Files again fo

TV Review: The X-Files "Founder's Mutation"

Seems like old times. Review by Brandon Wolfe There was nowhere to go but up after “My Struggle,” and “Founder’s Mutation,” the second episode of the X-Files relaunch, indeed goes up. Not to the dizzying heights of the show in its best days, but no one is, or should be, expecting that from this limited engagement. All we want right now is to not be saddened by the spectacle of The X-Files being drudged up for the opportunity to disappoint us one more time. “Founder’s Mutation” does not do that. The best that can be said about it is that, barring a few stray story elements and some facial wrinkles on the leads, it’s an episode that could have fallen through a wormhole from 1995. Mulder and Scully are officially back on their old beat, regardless of how little sense that might make. However, the nagging questions and lapsed logic at play can reasonably be excused in the name of both expediency (there are, after all, only six episodes) and the desire to see our heroes returned to t

TV Review: The X-Files "My Struggle"

Wherein Chris Carter struggles to make his show relevant again. Review by Brandon Wolfe During the ‘90s heyday of The X-Files , fans (self-identified as “X-Philes”) would often proclaim series creator Chris Carter as the George Lucas of television. The label made a certain amount of sense. Both men had created sci-fi franchises that captured the hearts and minds of the world in a very big way, with central characters that were almost instantly iconic, and with the cultish influences from each man’s youth woven into the tapestries of each property. Both enterprises were visionary and crackled with innovation, inhabiting worlds that seemed carefully crafted and intricately thought out. But then the Star Wars prequels came out, concurrent with the creative implosion of The X-Files in its drawn-out final years, and people were still calling Carter the George Lucas of television, but now for entirely less laudable reasons. Both men had devolved into geysers of ill-conceived concepts an

The #XFiles "Re-Opened" 21-Minute BTS Featurette

Creator Chris Carter and stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson use " Re-Opened " to preview how the series has changed as well as offer a first look at the franchise's new characters. With Fox's The X-Files revival premiere less than a month away, the network is kicking into high gear with its marketing campaign. On Monday, Fox released "Re-Opened," a 21-minute behind-the-scenes feature that offers what it declares is the "inside story" on the beloved franchise's return. In the clip, creator Chris Carter as well as stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson take a look at the reasons behind the revival and spill secrets from the show's new central story. The clip also offers a first look at the resurrected Lone Gunmen, Scully's son as well as Joel McHale's Tad O'Malley and Annet Mahendru's Sveta. The X-Files event series premieres Jan. 24 on Fox. Please Leave A Comment- Source-THR


Chris Carter, David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson & Glen Morgan take you behind the scenes on THE X-FILES thrilling return. Starring David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson and Mitch Pileggi, all reprising their respective iconic roles as Mulder, Scully, and Skinner. Joel McHale plays an anchor named Tad O’Malley of a conservative internet news network who becomes Mulder’s ally. Our favorite trio: the Lone Gunmen along with Annabeth Gish will also return. Creator Chris Carter will direct for 20th Century Fox TV and Ten Thirteen prods. It’s 6-episode X-FILES Revived series premiering January 24, 2016 at 10 PM ET following the NFC Championship game, and then the show will continue with its period premiere on Monday, January 25 at 8 PM ET on FOX Please Leave A Comment-

New #XFiles Poster

There are also a few fresh details about the new, six-episode run bringing the conspiracy-investigating, monster-tackling duo back to our screens next year, including the fact that we reunite with Mulder when he’s in a dark place, but that Scully’s a little more settled, as usual. “I like where we find Mulder and Scully in their relationship,” Anderson tells the magazine. “I also like the area of zeitgeist that we step in to. It’s on point and raises some very interesting issues. And question marks.” According to series creator Chris Carter, back for this new limited run, the show will tackle our post-9/11 world. “A lot has happened since then. A lot of rollback of rights and liberties in the name of our protection. We’re being spied on now, we’re being lied to — all things that, for me, remind me of when I grew up, which was right around Watergate. I think we’re in similar and much more dire times right now.” But possibly even more exciting than that is learning who has been wr

#TheXFiles – The Collector’s Set Comes To Blu-ray December 8th

“ The X-Files” – The Collector’s Se t to explode onto Blu-ray™ for the first time December 8 with more than 23 hours of content across all nine seasons. The truth is out there…and now it can be found in its entirety when Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment exposes the complete world of “ The X-Files ” on Blu-ray for the first time – just ahead of the event series premiere Sunday, January 24, 2016. “ THE X-FILES” THE COLLECTOR’S SET – featuring a slot for the upcoming six-episode event series – releases on December 8, giving fans the chance to own a piece of television history and one of the year’s must-have giftset collections. Fans can also purchase each season individually on Blu-ray on December 8. Since its inception in 1993, “The X-Files” has remained a worldwide phenomenon, garnering a loyal cult following, 16 Emmys® and five Golden Globes® Awards, including “Best Dramatic TV Series” during its nine-season run. Now for the first time, all nine exhilarating, groundbr

Do You Believe? #TheXFiles Official Trailer

The miniseries picks up with David Duchovny 's Mulder and Gillian Anderson 's Scully in very different places in their lives, but still committed to finding the truth behind the big conspiracies that have plagued them. But there’s also time to investigate other mysteries, too... And yes, there are definitely going to be appearances by old favourites such as William B. Davis' Cigarette Smoking Man, despite his seeming death by giant bloomin’ missile in the series finale back in 2002. And the likes of Mitch Pileggi, Annabeth Gish, Tom Braidwood, Dean Haglund, Bruce Harwood and Nicholas Lea are all back in some fashion. Mostly it seems like everyone is a bit more beardy. Well, not Scully. Watch the trailer after the Jump... Joel McHale, Lauren Ambrose, Robbie Amell and Rhys Darby are among the new co-stars, Chris Carter is at the controls as always, and The X-Files is back, at least on US screens, on January 24 next year. Please Leave A Comment-

The Lone Gunmen Will Show Up In The X-Files

Given that they were obsessed with conspiracies and mysteries of all stripes, the biggest story The Lone Gunmen might end up investigating is their own. Though they appeared to die on a late episode of The X-Files , the cult Favorite characters played by Tom Braidwood, Dean Haglund and Bruce Harwood are set to show up on the new revival of the series. They’re just the latest veterans of the show to join the new, six-episode incarnation alongside returning stalwarts David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi and William B. Davis . And yes, it seems death cannot hold John Fitzgerald Byers (Harwood), Melvin Frohike (Tom Braidwood) and Richard Langly (Dean Haglund), even if they couldn’t quite sustain their own spin-off. Please Leave A Comment- Source- Empire

New Images From #XFiles

Earlier this month, the first image of David Duchovny’s Mulder and Gillian Anderson’s Scully in the X-Files revival landed online thanks to the show’s twitter feed. Now here come some better quality looks at the pair – plus fellow cast members Annet Mahendru and Joel McHale courtesy of Entertainment Weekly . See all the images after the Jump... There are also a few fresh details about the new, six-episode run bringing the conspiracy-investigating, monster-tackling duo back to our screens next year, including the fact that we reunite with Mulder when he’s in a dark place, but that Scully’s a little more settled, as usual. “I like where we find Mulder and Scully in their relationship,” Anderson tells the magazine. “I also like the area of zeitgeist that we step in to. It’s on point and raises some very interesting issues. And question marks.” According to series creator Chris Carter, back for this new limited run, the show will tackle our post-9/11 world. “A lo

The #XFiles First Set Photo

Ever since word broke earlier this year that The X-Files will be re-opened for a limited run next year, you’ve been wondering how Mulder and Scully will look in the new six-episode series. Well, given that we know what David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson look like, it’s not hard to guess, but here comes photographic evidence courtesy of the series’ official Twitter account . Yes, it’s not the typically glamorous studio shot or posed set photo we’re used to – this is taken from a monitor on the production. But it’s enough to see that Mulder appears to have let himself go in the years since the second film, while Scully still dresses like she belongs in the FBI. Quite where we’ll find them and what they’ll be up to is another matter, but we do know that Mitch Pileggi is also back and that Joel McHale (who has been posting less-than spoiler-filled tweets of his own from the shoot) will be aboard, playing the anchor of an internet news service who becomes an unlikely ally for Mulde

Clips From Aquarius Episode 2 'NEVER SAY NEVER TO ALWAYS'

NEVER SAY NEVER TO ALWAYS (TV-14) Watch all the clips after the Jump... SHAFE AND CHARMAIN GO UNDERCOVER AND FIND THEMSELVES FACE TO FACE WITH CHARLES MANSON - Drug dealer Art Gladner (Shaun Duke, "90210") is found murdered, and the chief suspect is Shafe's (Grey Damon) snitch, Mike Vickery (Jason Ralph, "A Most Violent Year"). Hodiak (David Duchovny) agrees to help Shafe exonerate Vickery. In exchange, Shafe takes rookie Charmain Tully (Claire Holt) undercover into the Manson Family to find out where Manson (Gethin Anthony) has Emma (Emma Dumont). They succeed, but not without consequences, especially for Charmain. Michaela McManus, Brían F. O'Byrne, Chance Kelly ("Generation Kill") and Ambyr Childers ("All My Children") guest star. Please Leave A Comment-

TV Review: Aquarius

The truth is out there, man. Review by Brandon Wolfe David Duchovny has always possessed a unique presence for a star. Charismatic while perpetually monotone, funny while dry as the Sahara, Duchovny’s quirkiness and ability to engage are not impeded by his clinical, manbot exterior. On The X-Files , Duchovny found the perfect conduit for his skills in Fox Mulder, a character who, like Duchovny, had a square outer layer incongruously concealing the eccentric charmer underneath. That this suit-wearing stiff with the Ben Stein vocal inflection could also be a crackpot who believes in every paranormal anomaly under the sun summed up the strange juxtaposition inherent to the actor, that surprisingly smooth marriage of rigid and wild. In Aquarius , the new NBC crime series, Duchovny is handed a character that isn’t nearly as tailored to him as Mulder. He plays the awkwardly named Detective Sam Hodiak, a no-nonsense brute of a cop working the beat in 1967 Los Angeles. And though Duchovny

Clips From NBC's #Aquarius Starring @davidduchovny

Sam Hodiak ( David Duchovny , "Californication," "The X-Files"), a decorated World War II vet and homicide detective, barely recognizes the city he's now policing. Long hair, cheap drugs, rising crime, protests, free love, police brutality, Black Power and the Vietnam War are radically remaking the world he and the Greatest Generation saved from fascism 20 years ago. Watch all the clips after the Jump... So when Emma Karn ( Emma Dumont , "Salvation," "Bunheads"), the 16-year-old daughter of an old girlfriend, goes missing in a sea of hippies and Hodiak agrees to find her, he faces only hostility, distrust and silence. He enlists the help of Brian Shafe ( Grey Damon , "True Blood," "Friday Night Lights") - a young, idealistic undercover vice cop who's been allowed to grow his hair out - to infiltrate this new counterculture and find her. The generational conflict between the two is immediate and heated,

Duchovny Open to X-Files TV Revival

Mulder Wants Back on the Case In a follow-up to the recent report that Fox intends on dusting off The X-Files in the near future, USA Today has revealed that David Duchovny, who starred on the series for seven of its nine seasons as Agent Fox Mulder, is open to reprising his role for the revival. Duchovny stated that he is "more than happy and excited to bring it back and do it again with (co-star) Gillian (Anderson) and (series creator) Chris (Carter)." The actor went on to say "I'm assuming that it will happen sooner rather than later now. We'll see what form, how many (episodes). Certainly I can't nor would I be interested in doing a full season. It will be in some kind of limited form. We're all old, we don't have the energy for a full season." Duchovny’s availability could be an obstacle. He will appear on the upcoming NBC series Aquarius , while Anderson has recently been upgraded to a series regular on NBC’s Hannibal . But this n