FRONTLINE: CRISIS ON CAMPUS: Filmmaker James Jacoby on new documentary – Exclusive Interview

FRONTLINE: CRISIS ON CAMPUS Key Art | ©2024 Jeenah Moon/Reuters/PBS

The FRONTLINE documentary CRISIS ON CAMPUS premieres on PBS on Tuesday, June 11. The crisis has only intensified since writer/director/producer James Jacoby sat down for an interview with ASSIGNMENT X during the Winter 2024 Television Critics Association (TCA) press tour in February 2024. At that time, Jacoby was in the middle of production on CRISIS ON CAMPUS, so he could not speak about the final edit. Jacoby was also one of the filmmakers on the FRONTLINE documentaries NETANYAHU, AMERICA & THE WAR IN GAZA/FAILURE AT THE FENCE, which premiered on December 19, 2023, and NETANYAHU, AMERICA & THE ROAD TO […]Read On »


INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE: Actress Delainey Hayles on Season 2 of the AMC series – Exclusive Interview

INTERVIEW WITH A VAMPIRE - Season 2 Key Art | ©2024AMC Networks

ANNE RICE’S INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE, based on the late Rice’s series of vampire novels, is now in its second season Sunday nights on AMC and AMC+. While “the” vampire of the title is Louis de Pont du Lac (Jacob Anderson), being interviewed in the present by human journalist Daniel Molloy (Eric Bogosian), one of the most indelible characters in both the first book and in the series is the vampire Claudia. In Rice’s novel Interview with a Vampire, Claudia is turned at the age of five and is forever trapped in that body; the series has her turned as […]Read On »


Movie Review: LONGING

LONGING movie poster | ©2024 Lionsgate

Rating: R Stars: Richard Gere, Suzanne Clément, Diane Kruger, Jessica Clement, Tomaso Sanelli, Larry Day, Marnie McPhail, Alex Ivanovici, Jessikah Roberts, Kevin Hanchard, Stuart Hughes Writer: Savi Gabizon, based on the 2017 film LONGING (GA’AGUA) written by Savi Gabizon Director: Savi Gabizon Distributor: Lionsgate Release Date: June 7, 2024 (theatrical); June 28, 2024 (VOD/digital) Let’s start by giving LONGING its due – it’s seldom boring. LONGING is an English-language, Canadian-set remake of the 2017 Israeli feature LONGING (GA’AGUA) of the same name. The original won a number of awards. Even though both were written and directed by Savi Gabizon, we […]Read On »



BAD BOYS: RIDE OR DIE movie poster | ©2024 Sony

Stars: Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, Vanessa Hudgens, Alexander Ludwig, Paola Nuñez, Eric Dane, Ioan Gruffudd, Jacob Scipio, Melanie Liburd, Tasha Smith, Tiffany Haddish, Joe Pantoliano, Dennis Greene, Quinn Hemphill Writers: Chris Bremner and Will Beall, based on characters created by George Gallo Directors: Adil & Bilall Distributor: Sony/Columbia Release Date: June 7, 2024 BAD BOYS: RIDE OR DIE is the fourth installment of the BAD BOYS franchise. This began with the 1995 original directed by Michael Bay, continued with 2003’s BAD BOYS II (also directed by Bay), followed by 2020’s BAD BOYS FOR LIFE, directed by Adil & Bilall (Adil […]Read On »


Movie Review: THE WATCHERS

THE WATCHERS movie poster | ©2024 New Line/Warner Bros.

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Dakota Fanning, Georgina Campbell, Olwen Fouéré, Oliver Finnegan, Alistair Brammer, John Lynch Writer: Ishana Night Shyamalan, based on the novel by A.M. Shine Director: Ishana Night Shyamalan Distributor: New Line/Warner Bros. Release Date: June 7, 2024 THE WATCHERS has its issues, like a desktop computer, supposedly from 2009, that looks like it’s from the early ‘90s, and an apartment that’s strangely empty when this isn’t a plot point. However, the biggest matter facing THE WATCHERS has nothing to do with the filmmaking prowess of writer/director Ishana Night Shyamalan in her feature debut, adapting A.M. Shine’s novel for […]Read On »


CLIPPED: Executive producer Nina Jacobson and actress Cleopatra Coleman on new Clippers basketball miniseries – Exclusive Interview

CLIPPED Key Art | ©2024 FX Networks

Based on the ESPN 30 FOR 30 documentary podcast THE STERLING AFFAIRS, the six-part miniseries CLIPPED chronicles the 2013-2014 debacle surrounding the Clippers basketball team. This resulted in the Clippers’ then-owner being banned for life from the NBA. The first two episodes premiere on FX on Hulu on Tuesday, June 4, with subsequent episodes dropping on consecutive Tuesdays. Adapted for Hulu by Gina Welch, CLIPPED follows what happened when racist, adulterous, erratic realty mogul/lawyer/then-Clippers owner Donald Sterling (Ed O’Neill) hired Doc Rivers (Laurence Fishburne) to coach the team. At the same time, Sterling’s wife Shelly (Jacki Weaver) develops a rivalry […]Read On »


CRIMINAL MINDS: EVOLUTION: Showrunner Erica Messer on Season 2 – Exclusive Interview

CRIMINAL MINDS: EVOLUTION Season 2 Key Art | ©2024 Paramount+

Depending on how one reckons it, what’s launching on Paramount Plus on Thursday, June 6, is either Season 2 of CRIMINAL MINDS: EVOLUTION or Season 17 of CRIMINAL MINDS. The series, which launched in 2005, concerns the FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit, or BAU. These are the special agents who profile and track down serial killers. CRIMINAL MINDS spent fifteen years on CBS. That run ended in February 2020, but CRIMINAL MINDS: EVOLUTION began in November 2022 on Paramount Plus, with most of the cast and creative team from the network run still involved. Erica Messer has been a writer/producer on […]Read On »



IN A VIOLENT NATURE movie poster | ©2024 IFC Films/Shudder

Rating: Not Rated Stars: Ry Barrett, Andrea Pavlovic, Cameron Love, Reece Presley, Liam Leone, Charlotte Creaghan, Lea Rose Sebastianis, Sam Roulston, Alexander Oliver, Timothy Paul McCarthy, Lauren Taylor Writer: Chris Nash Director: Chris Nash Distributor: IFC Films/Shudder Release Date: May 31, 2024 The horror genre has many subgenres. One of these is the slasher, which has its own collection of sub-subgenres. IN A VIOLENT NATURE seems aimed at those who can differentiate between, say, a HALLOWEEN film and a FRIDAY THE 13TH. The new movie definitely falls into the FRIDAY category. Instead of a summer camp, it’s an old mining […]Read On »



WHAT YOU WISH FOR movie poster | ©2024 Magnet Releasing/Magnolia

Rating: Not Rated Stars: Nick Stahl, Tamsin Topolski, Randy Vasquez, Penelope Mitchell, Juan Carlos Messier, Brian Groh, Ariel Sierra, David Tominaga Writer: Nicholas Tomnay Director: Nicholas Tomnay Distributor: Magnet Releasing/Magnolia (theatrical/VOD) Release Date: May 31, 2024 WHAT YOU WISH FOR takes its title from the familiar phrase that begins with “Be careful.” In this instance, the person who ought to exercise more caution is Ryan Moseley (Nick Stahl). Ryan has come to South America (the country is unnamed, but the film mentions Bogota and was shot in Colombia) to visit his old friend Jack (Brian Groh). They were at culinary […]Read On »


Movie Review: THE HANGMAN

THE HANGMAN movie poster | ©2024 Epic Pictures Dread

Rating: Not Rated Stars: LeJon Woods, Marcellus, Scott Callenberger, Kaitlyn Lundardi, Rob Cardazone, Jefferson Cox, Lindsey Dresbach, Daniel Martin Berkey, William Shuman, Laura Loftus, Richard Lunello, Ameerah Briggs Writers: LeJon Woods & Bruce Wemple Director: Bruce Wemple Distributor: Epic Pictures Dread Release Date: May 31, 2024 (theatrical); June 4, 2024 (VOD) THE HANGMAN opens with the following supertitle: “There are at least seven known gateways to Hell across the world. One of the sits in the mountains of West Virginia. The region has no name.” This is intriguing, but it’s not the set-up to the type of horror movie we […]Read On »

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