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Movie Review: END OF SENTENCE

END OF SENTENCE movie poster | ©2020 Gravitas Ventures

Rating: Not Rated Stars: John Hawkes, Logan Lerman, Sarah Bolger, Andrea Irvine Writer: Michael Armbruster Director: Elfar Adalsteins Distributor: Gravitas Ventures Release Date: May 29, 2020 END OF SENTENCE is a gentle-feeling, quiet dramedy that’s mostly about family dynamics. Anna Fogle (Andrea Irvine) is dying of cancer when we meet her. She’s the one common bond between her husband Frank (John Hawkes) and their son Sean (Logan Lerman), who is doing time in an Alabama jail for car theft. Anna has passed by the time Sean is released. He doesn’t want anything to do with his father. However, Anna’s last […]Read On »

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PENNY DREADFUL: CITY OF ANGELS: Adam Rodriguez on new series and the end of CRIMINAL MINDS – Part 2 – Exclusive Interview

Adam Rodriguez as Raul Vega in PENNY DREADFUL: CITY OF ANGELS - Season 1 - "Santa Muerte" |©2020 Showtime/Justin Lubin

In Part 2 of our exclusive interview with actor Adam Rodriguez, he talks more about his role as Raul Vega on Showtime’s Sunday-night supernatural drama PENNY DREADFUL: CITY OF ANGELS, which is set in 1938. Rodriguez also talks about the end of CRIMINAL MINDS, where he was a series regular for the final three seasons of its fifteen-season run, and guest-starring on an episode of ONE DAY AT A TIME. ASSIGNMENT X: Do you do anything different to play somebody who’s in the ‘30s? Is there a different attitude, or a different way you carry yourself? ADAM RODRIGUEZ: Yes, absolutely. […]Read On »

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PENNY DREADFUL: CITY OF ANGELS: Actor Adam Rodriguez on Season 1 – Part 1 – Exclusive Interview

Adam Rodriguez as Raul Vega in PENNY DREADFUL: CITY OF ANGELS - Season 1 |©2020 Showtime/Jim Fiscus

PENNY DREADFUL: CITY OF ANGELS, now in its first season Sundays on Showtime, is technically a spinoff of the original 2014-2016. Both series were created by John Logan, but where the first PENNY DREADFUL was set in 1890s London and the Old West, dealing with classical monsters, PENNY DREADFUL: CITY OF ANGELS is set in 1938 Los Angeles. There is Santa Muerte (Lorenza Izzo), the Angel of Death from Latin folklore, and her demon sister Magda (Natalie Dormer), who takes on many identities as she tries to inspire people to violence. However, most of the monsters in PENNY DREADFUL: CITY […]Read On »

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MRS. AMERICA: Actress Margo Martindale on new miniseries – Exclusive Interview

Margo Martindale as Bella Abzug in MRS. AMERICA | ©2020 FX/Pari Dukovic

MRS. AMERICA is a nine-episode miniseries, streaming on FX on Hulu, about the battle over the Equal Rights Amendment. Created by Dahvi Waller, MRS. AMERICA is set in the 1970s, when what seemed like a simple constitutional amendment – the ERA guaranteed “equal legal rights for all American citizens, regardless of sex” – was turned into a political flashpoint by far-right activist Phyllis Schlafly, played by Cate Blanchett. Margo Martindale plays real-life Democratic politician Bella Abzug (1920-1998), a U.S. congresswoman for New York who was one of the founders of the National Women’s Political Caucus. Martindale, who was won three […]Read On »

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ALMOST PARADISE: Writer Kerry Glover on Season 1 – Exclusive Interview

Christian Kane in ALMOST PARADISE - Season 1 | ©2020 Electric Entertainment/WGN America

ALMOST PARADISE, Monday nights on WGN America and thereafter available on Amazon, is the first American-made TV series to be shot entirely in the Philippines. Created by Dean Devlin and Gary Rosen, the series stars Christian Kane as former U.S. DEA agent Alex Walker. Alex has moved to the island of Cebu in search of a peaceful retirement, but his crime-stopping instincts keep involving him with the local police department, primarily detectives Kai Mendoza (Samantha Richelle) and Ernesto Alamares (Arthur Acun͂a). Kerry Glover scripted the ALMOST PARADISE episode “Unbecalming,” where the police station is taken over by criminals at the […]Read On »

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BARKSKINS: Creator Elwood Reid on adapting Annie Proulx’s historical novel – Exclusive Interview

BARSKINS - Key Art | ©2020 National Geographic

BARKSKINS, the series premiering Monday, May 25, on National Geographic, is based on a small section of Annie Proulx’s sprawling 2016 novel. Executive producer Elwood Reid, who adapted BARKSKINS for television and wrote all eight of the episodes, begins in 1670s New France, the territory that will become modern-day Quebec, Canada. “Barkskins” is a term for indentured servants who are working for their freedom. In the series, these include determined Sel (Christian Cooke) and homesick Duquet (James Bloor), whose services are purchased by eccentric homesteader Trepagny (David Thewlis). The area is contested by the French government, the English Hudson Bay […]Read On »

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DEVS: Stephen McKinley Henderson on the science fiction miniseries – Exclusive Interview

Stephen McKinley Henderson as Stewart in DEVS |©2020 FX/Miya Mizuno

DEVS is a miniseries written and entirely directed by Alex Garland. All eight episodes are now streaming on FX on Hulu. DEVS concerns a mysterious tech company called Amaya. Amaya employee Lily (Sonoya Mizuno) rightly believes there is something suspicious about her boyfriend/co-worker Sergei’s (Karl Glusman) death. When Lily begins to investigate, she is on track to learn what it is that Amaya is actually doing. Stephen McKinley Henderson plays Stewart, one of the key associates of Amaya founder Forest (Nick Offerman). Henderson, originally from Missouri, has an extensive stage and screen career that includes the films LINCOLN, MANCHESTER BY […]Read On »

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WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS: Natasia Demetriou vamps it up in Season 2 – Exclusive Interview

Natasia Demetriou as Nadja in WHAT WE DO IN SHADOWS - Season 2 | ©2020 FX/Pari Dukovic

WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS is back for its second season on Wednesday nights on FX. The horror comedy, based on the film of the same name from creators Jemaine Clement and Taiki Waititi, gives us more adventures with the group of vampire roommates, unliving together in a mansion on Staten Island. British actress Natasia Demetriou plays Nadja, the lone woman in the group, who turned and is married to Laszlo, portrayed by Matt Berry. Kayvan Novak is Nandor the Relentless, Mark Proksch is energy vampire Colin Robinson, and Harvey Guillen is their human familiar Guillermo. Last season, Nadja […]Read On »

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ALMOST PARADISE: Actress Samantha Richelle on Season 1 of the new action series – Exclusive Interview

Samantha Richelle in ALMOST PARADISE - Season 1 | ©2020 Electric Entertainment

In ALMOST PARADISE, in its first season Monday nights on WGN America and thereafter available on Amazon Prime, Samantha Richelle plays police detective Kai Mendoza. The series, created by Dean Devlin & Gary Rosen, is set and shot in the Philippines. Kai is the youngest detective on the force on the scenic island of Cebu. She is often paired with more senior detective Ernesto Alamares (Arthur Acuna). Both of the law officers find themselves alternately helped and annoyed by Christian Kane’s character Alex Walker, an American ex-DEA agent who thought he was retiring to Cebu, but can’t help himself when […]Read On »

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VIDA: Actress Roberta Colindrez on the third and final season – Exclusive Interview

Roberta Colindrez is Nico in VIDA - Season 3 | © 2019 Starz Entertainment, LLC/Kat Marcinowski

In Starz’s VIDA, now in its third and final season Sunday nights on Starz, the drama continues. East Los Angeles bar owner Emma (Mishel Prada) has broken up with her girlfriend Nico, played by Roberta Colindrez. Nico, an expert bartender and seemingly well-balanced person all through Season 2, failed to tell Emma that she was married, at least technically. Nico, heartbroken by Emma’s rejection over this revelation, has begun drinking heavily. Will the pair overcome their differences in VIDA’s remaining three episodes? For that matter, will Emma be willing to meet the father who abandoned her and her younger sister […]Read On »

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