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Movie Review: ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI

ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI movie poster | ©2021 Amazon Studios

Rating: R Stars: Kingsley Ben-Adir, Eli Goree, Aldis Hodge, Leslie Odom Jr., Lance Reddick, Christian Magbe, Joaquina Kalukango Writer: Kemp Powers, based on his stage play Director: Regina King Distributor: Amazon Studios Release Date: December 25, 2020; digital release, January 15, 2021 ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI jumps off from a real event: Cassius Clay’s victory as the World Heavyweight Boxing Champion on February 25, 1964. The film, based on the stage play by Kemp Powers, who wrote the screenplay, puts Clay (Eli Goree) together with Black activist Malcolm X (Kingsley Ben-Adir), football star Jim Brown (Aldis Hodge), and singer/songwriter luminary […]Read On »

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YOUR HONOR: Actors Hunter Doohan and Sofia Black-D’Elia on Season 1 – Exclusive Interview

Sofia Black-D'Elia as Frannie and Hunter Doohan as Adam Desiato in YOUR HONOR - Season 1 - "Part Three" | ©2021 Showtime/Skip Bolen

YOUR HONOR, now in its first season Sunday nights on Showtime, chronicles what happens when high school student Adam Desiato, played by Hunter Doohan, has an asthma attack while driving. Adam accidentally plows into and kills another youth, whose father turns out to be feared New Orleans mobster Jimmy Baxter (played by Michael Stuhlbarg). Adam’s own father is New Orleans Superior Court judge Michael Desiato, played by Bryan Cranston. Michael, until now a completely moral man, will do anything to save his son. This isn’t even the only complication in Adam’s life. He’s also having an affair with his young […]Read On »

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WALKER: Creator and executive producer Anna Fricke on the new reboot – Exclusive Interview

Jared Padalecki as Cordell Walker in WALKER - Season 1 Key Art | ©2021 The CW/Brian Bowen Smith

WALKER premieres tonight on The CW. It’s not what we might expect of an update of the 1993-2001 Chuck Norris WALKER, TEXAS RANGER. This time, Jared Padalecki (SUPERNATURAL) plays the lawman, but while he does his share of grabbing bad guys, his Cordell Walker is also a family man, who lives on his parents’ ranch with his two teenage children. Home life isn’t easy. Cordell has just returned from a long stint away following the death of his wife (Padalecki’s real-life spouse Genevieve Padalecki). Son August (Kale Culley) wants to be the perfect, trouble-free offspring for his father, while daughter […]Read On »

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THE RESIDENT: Actor Manish Dayal gives the scoop on Season 4 – Exclusive Interview

Manish Dayal as Dr. Devon Pravesh in THE RESIDENT - Season 3 | ©2019 Fox /Miranda Penn Turin

THE RESIDENT is now in its fourth season, Tuesday night on Fox. The medical drama, set at fictional Chastain Park Memorial, began with an exploration of how hospitals cover up malpractice. This season, in addition to storylines about newlyweds – Dr. Conrad Hawkins (Matt Czuchry) and longtime love nurse practitioner Nicolette Nevin (Emily VanCamp) finally marry – the show also tackles the response to COVID-19, both at Chastain and other, less well-funded establishments. When THE RESIDENT started, Manish Dayal’s character, Devon Pravesh, was a novice doctor under senior resident Conrad’s supervision. Now Devon is a resident in his own right. […]Read On »

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TWO SENTENCE HORROR STORIES: Executive producer Liz Levine on Season 2 – Exclusive Interview

TWO SENTENCE HORROR STORIES - Season 2 Key Art | ©2021 The CW

TWO SENTENCE HORROR STORIES began as an online challenge. Creator Vera Miao made a digital anthology series from the concept in 2017. It was developed for television by Stage 13. The first made-for-television season premiered in the U.S. on The CW in 2019. Now, the second season of TWO SENTENCE HORROR STORIES is airing on The CW on Tuesday nights, with two separate segments airing together within an hour timeslot. Meanwhile, the writers’ room is working on Season 3. Creator Miao is still the show runner, but much of the Season 2 production team is new to TWO SENTENCE HORROR […]Read On »

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ALEX RIDER: Creator and executive producer Anthony Horowitz on Season 1 – Exclusive Interview

Otto Farrant in ALEX RIDER - Season 2 | ©2020 IMDBbTV

Alex Rider is the name of the hero of writer Anthony Horowitz’s phenomenally successful YA book series, which has sold a combined total of over twenty million copies all over the world. ALEX RIDER is also the title of the new series about the character, currently streaming its first season, and renewed for a second, on Amazon and IMDBtv. Otto Farrant plays Alex, a normal London adolescent being raised by his Uncle Ian (Andrew Buchan). When Ian is murdered, Alex discovers to his shock that his relative wasn’t a banker, but rather a secret agent. The clandestine British government group […]Read On »

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Book Review: SNOWBLIND by Maria Alexander

SNOWBLIND book cover | ©2020 Ghede Press

Writer: Maria Alexander Price: $13.70 Publisher: Ghede Press Publication Date: June 1, 2020 SNOWBLIND is the third installment in author Maria Alexander’s Bloodline of the Yule trilogy, following her Stoker Award-winning SNOWED and its sequel, SNOWBOUND. The books posit the intriguing mythological notion that jovial Santa Claus, aka St. Nicholas, and evil Krampus are in fact two aspects of the same being, the Klaas. Charity Jones is a teenager who is also a brilliant mechanical engineer. Our narrator in SNOWED, she falls for the mysterious Aidan MacNichol, who turns out to be the son of the current Klaas. In SNOWBOUND, […]Read On »

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LUCIFER: Co-executive producer Mike Costa talks about the growth of Lucifer and Chloe in Season 5 – Exclusive Interview – Part 4

LUCIFER - Season 5 Key Art |©2020 Netflix

In the fourth and final installment of this exclusive interview with Mike Costa, co-executive producer/writer on LUCIFER, which is currently streaming on Netflix, he talks about his love of the character of LAPD detective Dan Espinosa, played by Kevin Alejandro, the growth of the characters of Lucifer (Tom Ellis) and Chloe (Lauren German), and more. AX: It seems like once a season, Dan attempts to either kill Lucifer, or get Lucifer killed, and then feels really bad about it later. Why is that? COSTA: Well, you’re talking to the right person, because of all the writers, I have always loved […]Read On »

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PRODIGAL SON: Actor and director Lou Diamond Phillips on Season 2 – Exclusive Interview

Lou Diamond Phillips in PRODIGAL SON - Season 2 - "It's All in the Execution" | ©2020 Fox/Phil Caruso

PRODIGAL SON returns for the premiere of its second season on Tuesday, January 12, on Fox. The show stars Tom Payne as Malcolm Bright, who works as a consultant for a homicide department of the NYPD, headed up by Lou Diamond Phillips’s character, Lieutenant Gil Arroyo. Malcolm has unique insights into serial killers, since his incarcerated father, Dr. Martin Whitly (Michael Sheen), happens to be one. Season 1 ended with Malcolm’s sister, TV journalist Ainsley (Halston Sage), stabbing wealthy murderer Nicholas Endicott (Dermot Mulroney) to death in order to save herself and her brother. Before this happened, Gil had embarked […]Read On »

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LUCIFER: Co-executive producer Mike Costa talks Lucifer and Chloe finally getting together in Season 5 – Exclusive Interview – Part 3

Tom Ellis as Lucifer in LUCIFER - Season 5 - "It Never Ends Well For the Chicken" |©2020 Netflix/John P. Fleenor

In Part 3 of this exclusive four-part interview with Mike Costa, co-executive producer/writer on LUCIFER, which is currently streaming on Netflix, he talks about having series regulars play other roles in the black-and-white Season 5 episode, the decision to finally have leads Lucifer (Tom Ellis) and Chloe Decker (Lauren German) get together romantically, and more. AX: With “It Never Ends Well for the Chicken,” the black-and-white Season 5 episode set in the ‘40s, did the story come up first, and then the writers thought, “Oh, we should do this in black-and-white,” or were you looking to do something in black-and-white […]Read On »

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