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Movie Review: BROADCAST SIGNAL INTRUSION

BROADCAST SIGNAL INTRUSION movie poster | ©2021 Dark Sky Films

Rating: Not Rated Stars: Harry Shum Jr., Kelley Mack, Justin Welborn, Chris Sullivan Writers: Phil Drinkwater & Tim Woodall Director: Jacob Gentry Distributor: Dark Sky Films Release Date: October 22, 2021  BROADCAST SIGNAL INTRUSION is a feature film based on the 2016 short of the same title. Phil Drinkwater & Tim Woodall jointly wrote and directed the short. They serve as screenwriters here, with Jacob Gentry taking over as director. Without seeing the short, it’s impossible to know if something has been lost in translation. The feature version of BROADCAST SIGNAL INTRUSION is effectively creepy, but the longer its mystery […]Read On »

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CALL THE MIDWIFE: Jenny Agutter on CALL THE MIDWIFE and AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON – Exclusive Interview – Part 3

Jenny Agutter and David Naughton in AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON | ©1982 Universal Pictures

In Part 3 of our exclusive interview with Jenny Agutter, she talks about the fortieth anniversary of AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON, in which she played Nurse Alex Price, as well as more about her ten years of portraying Sister Julienne on CALL THE MIDWIFE – Season 10 airs on PBS on Sundays – and other recent projects. ASSIGNMENT X: Do you do much acting outside of CALL THE MIDWIFE, or do you do something else altogether between seasons? JENNY AGUTTER: I’ve had the opportunity to do two not very big parts, but good fun parts, in Marvel films [THE […]Read On »

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WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS: Actors Harvey Guillen and Kayvan Novak talk Season 3 – Exclusive interview

Harvey Guillen as Guillermo in WHAT WE DO IN SHADOWS - Season 1| ©2019 FX/Matthias Clamer

WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS, the vampire comedy spun off from the film of the same title, is now in its third season on FX Thursday nights, with episodes available the following day on FX on Hulu and FX on Demand. Before Season 3 had even premiered, FX announced it had renewed WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS. At the start of Season 3, our houseful of vampires in Staten Island have been promoted to leaders of the Tri-State Vampiric Council. Nandor, played by Kayvan Novak, and Nadja, portrayed by Natasia Demetriou, have settled into being co-leaders, as Nadja’s […]Read On »

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Movie Review: V/H/S/94

V/H/S/94 Movie Poster | ©2021 Shudder

Rating: Not Rated Stars: Anna Hopkins, Christian Potenza, Conor Sweeney, Kyal Legend, Devin Chin-Cheong, Budi Ross, Donny Alamsyah, Juan Bione Subiantoro, Vincent Martin, Christian Lloyd, Cameron Kneteman Writers: Jennifer Reeder, Chloe Okuno, Simon Barrett, Ryan Prows, Steven Kostanski, anthology concept by David Bruckner & Brad Miska Directors: Simon Barrett, Steven Kostanski, Chloe Okuno, Ryan Prows, Jennifer Reeder, Timo Tjahjanto Distributor: Shudder Release Date: October 6, 2021 V/H/S/94 is the fourth movie in the V/H/S franchise, which began in 2012. V/H/S/94 stands out in the series for several reasons. First of all, although it still doesn’t have a blockbuster budget, the […]Read On »

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CALL THE MIDWIFE: Actress Jenny Agutter on playing Sister Julienne for ten years – Exclusive Interview – Part 2

Jenny Agutter as Sister Julienne in CALL THE MIDWIFE | ©2021 PBS

In Part 2 of our exclusive interview with actor Jenny Agutter, she talks more about the British period drama CALL THE MIDWIFE, which is currently airing its tenth season in the U.S. on PBS on Sunday nights (check local listings for specifics). Created by Heidi Thomas, based on Jennifer Worth’s best-selling memoirs, CALL THE MIDWIFE explores the lives and work of the Anglican nuns and lay practitioners of the fictional Nonnatus House in London’s East End. Each season of CALL THE MIDWIFE is set in a successive year. It is currently up to 1966. Agutter, who has played the dedicated […]Read On »

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Movie Review: NEEDLE IN A TIMESTACK

NEEDLE IN A TIMESTACK movie poster | ©2021 Lionsgate

Rating: R Stars: Leslie Odom Jr., Frieda Pinto, Cynthia Erivo, Jadyn Wong, Orlando Bloom Writer: John Ridley, based on the short story by Robert Silverberg Director: John Ridley Distributor: Lionsgate Release Date: October 15, 2021 NEEDLE IN A TIMESTACK is based on a short story by Robert Silverberg, published in a collection of his work by the same title in 1966. Writer/director John Ridley has adapted this into a feature film that has some intriguing science-fiction ideas and questions about the nature of romantic love. Unfortunately, things don’t seem to be fully thought through. We are meant to be invested […]Read On »

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DOPESICK: Creator Danny Strong on new Hulu limited series – Exclusive Interview

DOPESICK key art | ©2021 Hulu

DOPESICK is a fact-based drama about the Oxycontin crisis. It debuts on Hulu Wednesday, October 13, with a three-episode premiere, followed by a weekly rollout of the other five installments. The gripping, often incendiary examination of decades-long corruption and deception stars Michael Keaton, Peter Sarsgaard, Will Poulter, John Hoogenakker, Kaitlyn Dever, Rosario Dawson, Michael Stuhlbarg, Will Chase, Jake McDorman, Philippa Soo, Mare Winningham, Raul Esparza, and Deja Dee. Danny Strong created, is an executive producer on, and directed the final two episodes of DOPESICK. Born in Manhattan Beach, California, Strong is an Emmy winner as both writer and co-executive producer […]Read On »

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Movie Review: THE OLD WAYS

THE OLD WAYS movie poster | ©2021 Netflix

Rating: R Stars: Brigitte Kali Canales, Andrea Cortės, Julia Vera, Sal Lopez, AJ Bowen Writer: Marcos Gabriel Director: Christopher Alender Distributor: Netflix Release Date: August 5, 2021 (theatrical/Netflix); October 12 (DVD/Blu-ray/Digital) THE OLD WAYS is in one sense, as its title suggests, folk horror. However, it also brings a fresh take to exorcism, and not just because it is set primarily in Veracruz, Mexico (THE OLD WAYS was actually shot in Puerto Rico and Los Angeles). In a prologue, we see several villagers trying to exorcise a woman whose young daughter watches the rite, uncomprehending. A few decades later, Cristina […]Read On »

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Movie Review: MASS

MASS movie poster | ©2021 Bleecker Street

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Reed Birney, Ann Dowd, Jason Isaacs, Martha Plimpton, Breeda Wool, Kagen Albright, Michelle N. Carter Writer: Fran Kranz Director: Fran Kranz Distributor: Bleecker Street Release Date: October 8, 2021 MASS takes place in and around an Episcopal church, but the drama is not in the least concerned with church business, nor is there any discussion of formal religion. (It is not to be confused with Netflix’s MIDNIGHT MASS.) At the outset, we see a pair of church employees, Judy (Breeda Wool) and Anthony (Kagen Albright), preparing a meeting room under the supervision of Kendra (Michelle N. Carter). […]Read On »

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Movie Review: NO TIME TO DIE

NO TIME TO DIE movie poster | ©2021 Sony

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Daniel Craig, Rami Malek, Lea Seydoux, Lashana Lynch, Ralph Fiennes, Christoph Waltz, Ana de Armas, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, Jeffrey Wright, Rory Kinnear, Billy Magnussen, David Dencik Writers: Neal Purvis & Robert Wade and Cary Joji Fukunaga and Phoebe Waller-Bridge Director: Cary Joji Fukunaga Distributor: Sony Release Date: October 8, 2021 NO TIME TO DIE feels familiar, in a very welcome way. It has the spectacle and film craft we associate with the James Bond franchise, as well as a top cast who hit all the right notes. There’s a kind of timelessness about the way it’s […]Read On »

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