Lee Pace Takes MTV‘s The Hobbit Test; ScreenCrush on Pace’s “American” Halt Accent

halt-and-catch-fire-106-joe-pace-325This week, Lee Pace takes MTV‘s The Hobbit test, while ScreenCrush talks to Pace about his Halt and Catch Fire accent. Plus, Comic Book Resources speaks with Pace about playing Joe in a year full of otherworldly roles. Read on for more:

• Lee Pace takes MTV‘s The Hobbit trivia test, including “the basic (but daunting) task” of naming all 12 dwarves.

• Oklahoma native Lee Pace learns from ScreenCrush that viewers are impressed by his “amazing” American accent on Halt and Catch Fire.

• Interviewed by Comic Book Resources, Lee Pace describes Joe as “an ambitious man. He’s a flawed man, and I just want to see that. I want to understand that. I want to feel the connection to that.”
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Halt Lands on CarterMatt Year-End Best List; Scoot McNairy Chats With The Guardian

halt-and-catch-fire-episode-101-gordon-325This week, Halt and Catch Fire lands on CarterMatt‘s year-end best list. Plus, Scoot McNairy chats with The Guardian. Read on for more:

CarterMatt nominates Halt and Catch Fire as one of the year’s best, calling it a “show that was so excellent, AMC basically had no choice but to renew it despite its low ratings.”

The Guardian spends 30 minutes with Scoot McNairy, who likes living in Texas because “I get a lot of inspiration for characters from the people I meet around town – when you go and get your coffee in the morning, when you go to the feed store. Part of me likes living there because of that.”

E! Online is excited that Lee Pace will guest star in a Season 3 episode of FOX’s The Mindy Project, noting that “TV’s coolest show just got cooler!”

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Photos – Halt and Catch Fire‘s Lee Pace and Toby Huss at Holiday Press Reception

halt-and-catch-fire-amc-holiday-party-toby-huss-lee-pace-325How do Halt and Catch Fire‘s Lee Pace (Joe MacMillan) and Toby Huss (John Bosworth) kick off the holiday season? By rubbing elbows with fellow AMC stars like Mad Men‘s Jon Hamm and The Walking Dead‘s Emily Kinney at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s holiday press reception. Check out this gallery featuring cast members from Halt and Catch Fire hanging out with the stars of Mad Men, The Walking Dead, Hell on Wheels and Better Call Saul.

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NY Times on Halt, Tumblr; Halt Will Air in Romania

halt-and-catch-fire-joe-lee-pace-325This week, The New York Times observes Halt and Catch Fire‘s Tumblr connection, while the show will air in Romania later this year. Plus, Lee Pace appears in a new poster for The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies. Read on for more:

• A New York Times article about Tumblr notes that the social media and blogging platform struck a deal to make Halt and Catch Fire‘s series premiere available two weeks before airing on AMC.

• Romania’s Business Review reports that Halt and Catch Fire will have its international premiere this year on AMC, which is launching in Romania at the beginning of November.

MovieWeb spotlights a new poster for The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies that features Lee Pace’s Thranduil.
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Scoot McNairy Drinks Cocktails With Elle; New Mackenzie Davis Film Hits Theaters Next Month

halt-and-catch-fire-episode-106-gordon-mcnairy-325This week, Elle interviews Scoot McNairy over cocktails, while a new Mackenzie Davis film will hit theaters on Nov. 14. Plus, Mike Pniewski will show up on Blue Bloods this season. Read on for more:

Elle interviews Scoot McNairy, calling him “a guy who brilliantly reinvents himself with every role à la Sam Rockwell or John Hawkes.”

Bloody Disgusting reports that Bad Turn Worse, a movie featuring Mackenzie Davis, will be released in select theaters and on VOD on Nov. 14. Film Equals has a poster for the film.

• According to TVLine, Mike Pniewski will appear in Season 5 of Blue Bloods.
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Halt Gets Casting Society Nod; Scoot McNairy Discusses Gone Girl

hacf-105-gordon-scoot-sun-325This week, Halt and Catch Fire is recognized with a nod from the Casting Society of America. Plus, Scoot McNairy talks about acting in his new movie, Gone Girl. Read on for more:

Halt and Catch Fire has been nominated for a Casting Society of America award. [No link]

• Scoot McNairy tells Examiner.com he liked the script of his new movie, Gone Girl, because “it was just unique, interesting, scary, a bit of a thriller with a lot of great twists and turns.”

ComicBookMovie.com showcases a poster for the character Thranduil, played by Lee Pace, in The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.

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Scoot McNairy, Mackenzie Davis Book Movie Roles; Halt is Show of the Week

halt-and-catch-fire-episode-108-gordon-mcnairy-cameron-davis-325x200This week, viewers can catch Scoot McNairy and Mackenzie Davis in some new movies, while Halt and Catch Fire is TBI‘s show of the week. Plus, Indiewire calls Halt a highlight of television this summer. Read on for more:

Variety reports that Scoot McNairy has been cast in Our Brand is Crisis, a film starring Sandra Bullock.

TheWrap, asserting that Mackenzie Davis “has caught fire thanks to her performance as computer whiz Cameron Howe,” reports the actress is starring in Sophia Takal’s Always Shine, is also currently filming Anna Axster’s A Country Called Home, and is up for a role in a Ridley Scott movie.

TBI spotlights Halt and Catch Fire as the show of the week, declaring, “Amid a glut of procedurals and a resurgence of period drama on TV, Halt & Catch Fire has trodden new drama ground.”
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TV Guide Gets Season 2 Hints; Las Vegas Weekly Likes Halt‘s Vegas Portrayal

halt-and-catch-fire-episode-110-gordon-mcnairy-325This week, TV Guide gets some Season 2 hints from Christopher Cantwell. Plus, Las Vegas Weekly likes the way Halt and Catch Fire portrayed the city. Read on for more:

• Co-executive producer Christopher Cantwell tells TV Guide that Lee Pace’s Joe will remain Halt and Catch Fire‘s central character, saying, “Joe for us has always been the reason that we’re here. He is the catalyst that enters everybody’s life.”

Las Vegas Weekly is impressed with how the “brilliant” Halt and Catch Fire depicted the Comdex convention in Las Vegas in the penultimate episode, and was happily surprised that the drama “opted not to use Vegas (solely) for its stereotypes.”

Highbrow Magazine, examining the depiction of working women on TV, observes that Halt and Catch Fire “brings us two characters you don’t quite often see on the small screen: The idealistic, antisocial punk programmer Cameron Howe, and middle-class wife and mother Donna Clark, who is an engineer like her husband Gordon.” The article goes into depth about Cameron as a “never before seen character on television.”

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More Halt Renewal News; Indiewire Calls Halt the Best Show You’re Not Watching Yet

halt-and-catch-fire-106-joe-pace-325This week, there’s more news on Halt and Catch Fire‘s renewal, while Indiewire calls the drama the best show you’re not watching. Plus, Lee Pace reacts to the news about Season 2. Read on for more:

Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Deadline and the Los Angeles Times all report on Halt and Catch Fire‘s Season 2 renewal.

Indiewire describes Halt and Catch Fire as “the best show on TV that you’re not watching yet.”

CarterMatt.com documents Lee Pace’s Twitter reaction to Halt and Catch Fire‘s renewal.
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EW on Halt Renewal; Mackenzie Davis Chats With Salt Lake Tribune and Paste

halt-110-joe-pace-325This week, AMC announces a second season for Halt and Catch Fire, while Mackenzie Davis chats with The Salt Lake Tribune and Paste. Plus, eOne’s president talks up the series. Read on for more:

Entertainment Weekly reports that Halt and Catch Fire has won a Season 2 renewal, returning next summer for 10 episodes.

The Salt Lake Tribune talks to Mackenzie Davis, saying she “has been everywhere and all at once” in 2014.

• Mackenzie Davis tells Paste that Halt and Catch Fire had “just the best cast and crew, and everything I could have wanted. Everyone on that show is just so, so talented. They’re the loveliest people on the planet.”
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