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Friday, November 29, 2013

Michael C. Hall Admits That the Mental Weight of Playing a Serial Killer Took Its Toll on Him

via Purple Revolver: Michael C. Hall recently admitted that by the end the mental weight of playing a serial killer took its toll on him.

Hall played Dexter the onscreen psychopath for seven years. During this time the actor had a troubled private life suffering through cancer, falling in love, marrying actress Jennifer Carpenter who played Deb on the show and then divorcing three years later.

Hall also played a pivotal role in convincing revered actors John Lithgow and Charlotte Rampling to join the show.

The actor claims his mental process of inhabiting the mind of a serial killer for six months a year took its strain on him by the final season.

"All of a sudden, it was driving me crazy that I was playing these scenes. It was like I was allowing myself to feel the full weight of what I'd been simulating because it was almost over."

The actor admits he doesn't know what to expect after Dexter, but he has had the opportunity to cleanse his experiences as a serial killer with an independent Jim Mickle film called Cold In July.

The film is about a small-town Texan who kills a burglar in self-defence and is left to deal with the consequences. Michael has admitted to using the film as “a way to visit murder from a more everyday perspective.”

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Birthday, Aimee Garcia!

Today, our favorite Aimee Garcia turns 35! She was born on November 28, 1978 in Chicago, Illinois. A Chicago native of Mexican and Puerto Rican descent she graduated from Northwestern University with a triple major in economics, journalism and French. On Dexter she played Batista's sister Aimee for three seasons. Happy b-day Aimee!

''I'm Thankful for Dexter!'' - Thanksgiving Scene

Happy Thanksgiving! We're posting the following video for fourth year in a row. A great moment from the fourth season of Dexter, from one of our favorite episodes ever: 4.09 "Hungry Man". Now that the show is over, which season, episode, character, are you thankful for?

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Julie Benz Talks About the Dexter Scene That Made Her Cry, Describes Kissing Michael C. Hall

Yahoo's 'Daily Shot' sits down with Julie Benz to discuss her favorite scene on Dexter, Buffy and more: "My favorite scene on the show is when Dexter proposes to Rita," Julie says. "As soon as we started to rehearse and Michael started saying his dialogue, it was that magic moment that all actors hope for, and tears started flowing. That was that synergy moment when your character and yourself meld together."

"The role that I really loved was Robin on 'Desperate Housewives,'" Julie says of the role she took on right after Dexter. She was thrilled to work with the women she had "admired for so long" and loved the eccentric role she had a chance to play. "My character was very quirky and fun," Julie says. "She was a stripper… a lesbian stripper."

Julie also revealed how she and her "Dexter" co-stars coped with producing such a heavy show. "There's a lot of joking around. There's a lot of laughter and levity," she says. "It was a very dark show to shoot."

When she was asked to describe kissing Michael C. Hall, she answers: "Dreamy. He has very good breath". You can watch the interview here.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Dexter Comic Book Series by Marvel: The Cover of Issue #5 and Review


• Dexter Morgan isn't just Miami's #1 forensic blood splatter expert, he's also a serial killer who targets other serial killers!
• Has Dexter met his match and did he help create him? • The bodies are piling up—and Dexter might be next!"

The first Dexter comic story arc comes to a conclusion, and I have to say it was well worth the slow start, to the thrilling finale.

With the arch villain Steve Gonzalez finally found out, Dexter and his dark passenger were set up perfectly for their showdown. Jeff Lindsay throws a few wrenches into the works though, making the story feel somewhat more realistic, and definitely prolonging the ultimate confrontation.

The artwork works perfectly, as we transition from the under belly of Miami to across the world to South America, and Dalibor Talajic does an exceptional job filling in the details.

To any Dexter fan feeling the withdrawal from the conclusion of the television series, I strongly recommend giving this story a read. If you’ve been following from issue #1, then I can say with some confidence you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how well the ends are tied up here.

Finally the cover; understated, but looking incredibly familiar, Michael Del Mundo does a great job capturing Dexter’s essence (minus the eyes), it has a familiar look, especially the smile.

This book delivered in spades, and I will definitely be on board when the next storyline comes up in February of 2014 – “Dexter Down Under”.
Review by Robb Ghag

Monday, November 25, 2013

POLL: Which Was Your Favorite Third Episode of a Season?

What's your favorite third episode from all eight seasons of Dexter? Vote below!

Season 1 Episode 3: Dexter's on the trail of a recently released murderer who plans to kill again when he's sidetracked by the Ice Truck Killer's latest crime - a cut-up hooker found in a hockey ice rink.

Season 2 Episode 3: Dexter sets his sights on a new victim: a murderer, so repulsive, it seems only fitting that he's a used-car salesman. Dexter almost admires the man, though, for his smooth-talking charm and effortless lying, which Dexter knows he lacks himself these days. Dexter's been unable to lie to Rita about his midnight activities, which has her thinking that he's a drug addict. She's threatened to leave him if he doesn't commit to a 12-step program to deal with his supposed addiction. While in this recovery, though, Dexter meets a sexy, mysterious woman named Lila.

Season 3 Episode 3: After Dexter meets a pedophile at the grocery store, who's set his sights on Astor, he has to make a decision about his code. Miguel and Dexter both know the new body that showed up skinned wasn't Freebo's doing, and need to find a way to convince the Homicide Squad. Dexter is still wrestling with his potential role in the baby's life.

Season 4 Episode 3: Dexter's neighborhood gets vandalized. The Trinity Killer strikes again, Debra questions her relationship with Anton as she spends more time with Lundy, and LaGuerta and Batista's relationship gets complicated.

Season 5 Episode 3: Dexter tries to hire a nanny for Harrison so that he can continue his "extracurricular activities." Meanwhile, Debra is paired with a rookie detective on a double homicide and Quinn starts to piece similarities together between Dexter and his alias, Kyle Butler, a suspect in the ongoing Trinity Killer investigation.

Season 6 Episode 3: Dexter is confronted with a sobering glimpse of his own potential future when a serial killer from his past makes a startling reappearance; Debra is uncomfortable in her new job; Travis struggles to keep his mentor happy, as he and Gellar prepare a new twisted tableau, ensuring Debra's next task will be a daunting one.

Season 7 Episode 3: Dexter tries to bring Debra on board with his new target. While the Ukrainian mob seeks revenge for the killing of one of their own, Quinn grows close to a dancer at their strip club. LaGuerta, convinced the Bay Harbor Butcher is still out there, attempts to enlist Batista to help her re-open the case.

Season 8 Episode 3: Dexter continues his manhunt for the Brain Surgeon. Dr. Vogel tries to prove to Dexter that he's perfect as a psychopath. Debra's PTSD kicks in and she makes a desperate plea.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Michael C. Hall Dishes on the First Days of Shooting Dexter [Bonus DVD Featurette - Video]

Check out below an all-new Michael C. Hall interview which is featured on the bonus content of the full series box set. He talks about the first days of shooting the pilot episode, his decision to accept the role back in 2005 and more:

Happy Birthday, Colin Hanks!

Today, Colin Hanks turns 36! Born Colin Lewes Hanks on November 24, 1977 Hanks' best known film role may be in the teen movie Orange County (2002), with Jack Black and Dexter's John Lithgow. His best known television role was Alex Whitman, the love interest of Katherine Heigl in the science fiction series Roswell between 1999 and 2001. In the sixth season of Dexter he played Travis Marshall aka the Doomsday Killer. Happy b-day Colin!
Photo credit: Showtime

Saturday, November 23, 2013

PHOTOS: Aimee Garcia Attends the 2014 Golden Globe Awards Season Celebration

Aimee Garcia attends The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) And InStyle Celebrates The 2014 Golden Globe Awards Season at Fig & Olive Melrose Place on November 21, 2013 in West Hollywood, California. View more photos after the jump!

Friday, November 22, 2013

Julie Benz Talks Defiance Season 2, Explains Why People Are Still Attached to Her and Rita [Video]

Dexter vet Julie Benz talks with Better Show about her role in the upcoming season of 'Defiance', meeting the cast of Dexter at Comic-Con, and why people are still attached to her and Rita, four years after the shocking Season 4 finale. "When People see me on the street they shake and can't believe I'm still alive". Skip the jump to watch the interview!

Happy Birthday, Josh Cooke!

Today Josh Cooke turns 34! Born Joshua Gregory Cooke in Pennsylvania in November 22, 1979, he has been recognized for his acting work with such awards as the James Pendleton Foundation Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Performance and the Judith & Milton R. Stark Scholarship. On Dexter he played the role of Louis Greene in seasons 6 and 7. Happy b-day Josh!
Photo credit: Showtime

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Dexter Alum Darri Ingolfsson In the New Kmart Christmas Commercial [Video]

Dexter alum Darri Ingolfsson, aka the Brain Surgeon of the final season of Dexter, is on the new controversial Kmart Christmas commercial for Joe Boxer. In case you haven't seen it yet, hit the play button below:

POLL: Which Was Your Favorite Second Episode of a Season?

Have you voted for your favorite season premiere and season finale episode of Dexter yet? If so, it's time for you to pick your favorite second episode of all 8 seasons! Take our poll below!

Season 1 Episode 2: Being wrapped up in preparing for his next victim, Dexter finds out that the Ice Truck Killer is aware of Dexter's dirty little secret.

Season 2 Episode 2: Dexter is finding it hard to have closure on killing his brother. There is a new FBI agent to head the "Bay Harbour Butcher" case. Debra is finding it tough to put the past behind her.

Season 3 Episode 2: Dexter continues the hunt for Freebo, knowing he is still in town after finding Teegan's body. Dexter and Rita must make a decision about her pregnancy. Dexter isn't sure whether he can raise a child. Deb searches for the identity of her body, not knowing the link to the Freebo case. Dexter races to beat the rest of the police to Freebo.

Season 4 Episode 2: Dexter misplaces needed evidence in the Trinity Killer case, evidence which could expose his secret. Meanwhile, Miami Metro must juggle two serial killers at the same time, as the Vacation Murders might bring the city's tourism industry to a grinding halt.

Season 5 Episode 2: Dexter tries to get the lives of his family back on track by temporarily curbing his dark urges, but is forced to reconsider after he makes a horrific discovery. Meanwhile, Debra finds it difficult to keep her private life private while sharing her apartment with Dexter and the kids.

Season 6 Episode 2: To solve a mysterious and macabre murder, Homicide brings in Brother Sam, a minister with a criminal past whom Dexter recognizes as a fellow killer that might have found a cover even better than his own; now a local hero, Debra is surprised by two life-changing proposals.

Season 7 Episode 2: When a local convict claims he has new information regarding a 15-year-old crime spree, Miami Metro sets out to unearth new evidence on the case. Debra attempts to cure Dexter of his killer tendencies. Meanwhile, the Mike Anderson case leads to the Ukrainian mob and a vengeful Louis won't stop meddling with Dexter's life.

Season 8 Episode 2: Miami Metro continues their hunt for the Brain Surgeon, while Dr. Vogel enlists Dexter's help. While on a case, Debra has to take matters into her own hands.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Julie Benz Discusses Dexter Series Finale: "I Hope That There's Room For a Sequel" [Video]

Dexter alumna Julie Benz chats with Popsugar about Syfy's 'Defiance', and shares her opinion about the Dexter Series Finale. Hit the play button to watch her all-new interview!

Dexter Is Coming to NUVOtv on January 2014

Dexter will debut on the first English-language cable network for Latinos NUVO, this January. Watch a promo below! 

Prop Auction: "Dexter Slice of Auctions" to Be the Biggest Prop Auction in Cable TV History

Dexter doesn't have to be over for you... relive the series by owning a piece of it! In what will be the biggest prop auction in cable TV history, you can own original production and screen-used props from the best series of the past decade. There are props of all kinds in all price ranges. This seems to us to be a better buy than the complete series set; it is huge for fans and these props won't be offered for sale again. It's definitely a trip down memory lane to see them in new, exclusive views...

- Each and every prop being auctioned off is a prop that was used in the production of Dexter and guaranteed 100% authentic. There are NO replicas; only the original props!

- A portion of each sale will be donated to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, the world’s largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. (Dexter star Michael C. Hall recovered from the cancer hodgkin’s lymphoma and is a major proponent of the LLS.)

- Props are from Showtime and related studios.

We'll be sure to keep you updated!

Note that a second set of even more iconic props will be added later this month. Don't let the first set of original props slip by in the meantime... The first set ends in four groups/days from this Thursday until Sunday, with all props ending at 10:30pm ET/7:30pm ET on respective days.

Props for every price range; just browse around to own a piece of the show!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Yvonne Strahovski Dishes on the Fan Reaction to the Dexter Finale, Hannah's Post-TV Future and More

Two months after the series finale of Dexter, Digital Spy spoke with Yvonne Strahovski who played tortured Hannah for the show's final two years. Strahovski talks Dexter's controversial finale, Hannah's post-TV future and embracing her role as a geek goddess...

"I felt quite honoured to have survived one season as a guest star, because we know most guest stars on Dexter end up dead! It was really nice to come back, but even during season eight, I thought I'd probably die.

"I had no idea that Hannah would play such a pivotal role, all the way to the end. It was a surprise to me. I'm very honoured to be part of such a critically-acclaimed, Emmy-winning series."

Read the whole interview after the jump!

Lamb of God Frontman Ransy Blythe Talks About Meeting and Hanging Out With Michael C. Hall

via LoudWire: Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe meets a lot of admirers when the band is out on tour, but the vocalist recently shared a humorous anecdote from the road where he obliviously met and hung out with Michael C. Hall, star of the recently wrapped TV series ‘Dexter.’

Blythe’s Instagram posts typically include a picture taken of fans he’s met or the area surrounding where he is playing for the day. He has a passion for photography and shares it through one of social media’s most popular mediums. In a new post, he describes hanging out and chatting with “Mike,” a friend of the editor at the publishing company of Blythe’s upcoming memoir of his Czech manslaughter case. Randy and “Mike” casually talked for a while before the metal frontman suddenly became aware that he was not just chatting with any old fan.

Read after the jump, Blythe’s Instagram post about Michael C. Hall! (Strong language).

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Dexter Season 8 Is Now Available on iTunes

The eighth and final season of Dexter is now available on iTunes. Click here for more.

Friday, November 15, 2013

'Dexter Down Under' - A New Australian Adventure For Dexter In a New Comic Book Series by Marvel

Exciting news! With his TV series having just ended and his previous comic book miniseries just wrapping up after series of lengthy delays to the first issue, many fans thought it might be a while before they saw Jeff Lindsay’s Dexter again... not so much.

The character will return–this time in Australia, under the stewardship of Lindsay and artist Dalibor Talajic, for a new Marvel Comics miniseries titled Dexter Down Under, set to debut in February 2014, according to Marvel Comics’s newly-released solicitations.

You can check out the cover at right and get a sense for the title with the solicitation text below.

Variant Cover by Mike Perkins
• It’s a new, blood-soaked adventure starring Dexter Morgan, who isn’t just Miami’s #1 forensic blood splatter expert…he’s also a serial killer who targets other serial killers!
• When Dexter travels down under, he quickly discovers that sharks aren’t Australia’s only deadly predator!
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

Happy Birthday, Jonny Lee Miller!

Today Jonny Lee Miller turns 41! Born Jonathan Lee Miller on November 15, 1972, in Kingston, England. In 2010 he played in 6 episodes of Dexter the villain of Season 5, Jordan Chase. He's currently starring along with Lucy Liu on CBS hit series Elementary. Happy birthday Jonny!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

POLL: Why Showtime Didn't Let the Writers Kill Dexter In the Series Finale?

One month ago, executive producer of Dexter, John Goldwyn revealed that Showtime wouldn't let the writers to kill our favorite serial killer in the final episode of the series. Why do you think Showtime wants Dexter alive? Vote in our poll below!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Dexter Season 8 DVD & Blu-ray and Dexter: The Complete Series Collection - Available Now

Dexter fans, today's the day! The DVD and Blu-ray of the eighth and final season of Dexter and the Complete Series Box Set are now available!

Number of discs: 4 (DVD) 3 (Blu-ray)

Dexter: The Complete Series Collection (available as a 25-disc Blu-ray set and 33-disc DVD set) includes all eight acclaimed seasons in an ultra-collectible re-creation of the actual blood slide box used by Dexter Morgan to catalog his victims on the show. The box set also includes an all-new bonus disc with access to over four hours of behind-the-scenes cast and crew interviews, featurettes, promos; two exclusive documentaries: The Evolution of Dexter Morgan and The Code; the never-before-seen feature, Rubin Museum of Art Special Presentation: An on-stage conversation with Michael C. Hall and psychologist Kevin Dutton (The Wisdom of Psychopaths); plus Grafix: The Art of Dexter, a collection of photography, fan artwork and iconography, and images used in the series' cutting edge promotional campaigns.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Michael C. Hall Talks 'Kill Your Darlings': "It Was Nice to Play Someone Who Actually Existed"

via Moviefone: Whether you know Michael C. Hall from Dexter or Six Feet Under, the result is the same: you know he's a terrific actor, one of those guys with the unique ability to bring in the audience, no matter what the subject matter.

It's always great when Hall ventures into movies, because he manages to bring that small-screen gravitas to a bigger forum. In "Kill Your Darlings," Hall plays real-life character David Kammerer, an oft-overlooked historical figure who played a prominent part in the formation of the Beat poet group -- among them, the famous writers Jack Kerouac (Jack Huston), Allen Ginsberg (Daniel Radcliffe) and William Burroughs (Ben Foster).

Moviefone Canada caught up with Hall at the Toronto Film Festival, where the film was screening. He spoke about the Beat poets, his co-stars, and if it was difficult to play a real-life character.

Moviefone: How familiar were you with the Beat Generation before you started shooting this film?
Michael C. Hall: I was actually pretty familiar. I was aware of this particular story too, and I was amazed to me that it had never been told. It's a bit of a footnote, despite the fact that it was such a catalyst for fundamental change in all these guys' lives in that time. Of course, this was all before they became icons. It was a buried, dark secret for them all, and something that -- explicitly or not -- motivated their creative output.

I understand that you met Allen Ginsberg once?
Yeah, I did! In the '90s, I spent time in his apartment on 12th Street in the East Village. He had his harmonium, his meticulously organized library, cassette tapes of Kerouac reading, and yeah, it was amazing. Anyway, I was familiar with the Beats, their work, their lives, the characters. I was so excited when I saw the script. Read the rest after the jump!

PHOTOS: Ray Stevenson Attends the Premiere of Marvel's 'Thor: The Dark World'

Dexter alum Ray Stevenson arrives at the premiere of Marvel's 'Thor: The Dark World' at the El Capitan Theatre on November 4, 2013 in Hollywood, California. See more photos after the jump.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Why Dexter Continues to Fascinate? Bonus Feature From The Complete Series Collection [Video]

via Entertainment Tonight: Dexter may be over, but the fascination with the character continues. With Dexter: The Complete Final Season and Dexter: The Complete Series Collection out on Blu-ray and DVD November 12, there's an old new exclusive clip below from the bonus features in which Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter and Dexter author Jeff Lindsay ruminate about the appeal of America's favorite serial killer.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Michael C. Hall Describes the Creepy Method He Used to Prepare to Play Dexter [Video]

In a recent interview on George Stroumboulopoulos on CNN, Michael C. Hall described the creepy method he used, to prepare to play our favorite serial killer. Hit the play button below, to learn what this... method was!

PHOTOS: Bethany Joy Lenz attends Equality Now Presents 'Make Equality Reality'

Dexter alumna Bethany Joy Lenz attends Equality Now presents 'Make Equality Reality' at Montage Hotel on November 4, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. See more photos after the jump.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

POLL: Which Special Guest Star of Dexter Was Your Favorite?

During its eight-season run, 11 special guest stars brought even more awesomeness to the show. The majority of them appeared to kill and... end up on Dexter's table, and others played characters important to our favorite serial killer's personal life. Which special guest star of Dexter was your favorite? Take our poll below and sound off in the comments. In case you're in dilemma you can pick more than one actor.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

2014 People's Choice Awards - TV Nominations - Dexter

The nominations of 2014 People's Choice Awards has been announced! Dexter is nominated in two categories. Skip the jump to vote and see all the television nominees!

Monday, November 4, 2013

Dexter Stars Before Dexter - James Remar and David Zayas [Videos]

Do you remember actors from Dexter in film and television roles, before they actually star in Dexter? If not, let's go back in time. Our first 'Before Dexter' is about two favorite actors who were on the show since day one: James Remar aka Harry Morgan, and David Zayas aka Angel Batista. Take a look at them when they were much younger, in some of the most significant television and film roles of their career. More after the jump!

Sunday, November 3, 2013

POLL: Which Regular Cast Member of Dexter Was Your Favorite?

Which of the following regular Dexter actors was your favorite one? Vote in our poll below!

PHOTOS: Aimee Garcia attends the 3rd Annual Share Our Strength No Kid Hungry L.A. Dinner

Aimee Garcia attends the 3rd Annual Share Our Strength No Kid Hungry Los Angeles Dinner at Ron Burkles Green Acres Estate on October 29, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. See two more photos after the jump!

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Happy Birthday, Lauren Velez!

Today, Lauren Velez turns 49! She was born in 1964 in Brooklyn and later grew up in Queens, New York with her eight siblings, including twin sister, actress Lorraine Velez. For her Dexter role, Velez won a Vision Award in 2007 for Best Actress. Happy b-day Lauren!

Friday, November 1, 2013

Michael C. Hall's Climate Change Documentary Series “Years of Living Dangerously” - Watch a Trailer

via Variety: Showtime has unveiled the talent roster for its upcoming climate change documentary series, “Years of Living Dangerously.”

Eco-savvy entertainment figures to be featured in the six to eight-part program include Jessica Alba, Mark Bittman, Don Cheadle, Matt Damon, America Ferrera, Harrison Ford, Michael C. Hall, Olivia Munn, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Ian Somerhalder, Lesley Stahl and more.

Each star will offer national and global reporting on people and areas affected by climate change.

“Years of Living Dangerously” is exec produced by James Cameron, Jerry Weintraub and Schwarzenegger, along with “60 Minutes” producers Joel Bach and David Gelber. Climate expert Daniel Abbasi also has an exec producer credit.

Showtime will debut the hourlong docuseries in April. Watch a trailer for it right below: