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Movie Review: LIMBO

LIMBO movie poster | ©2020 Uncork’d Entertainment

Rating: Not Rated Stars: Lucian Charles Collier, Scottie Thompson, Lew Temple, Richard Riehle, Peter Jacobson, Lauryn Canny, Veronica Cartwright, James Purefoy Writer: Mark Young Director: Mark Young Distributor: Uncork’d Entertainment Release Date: August 4, 2020 LIMBO takes place in the realm indicated by the title. Neither Heaven nor Hell, here Limbo is a dusty room that looks like an unused ‘30s warehouse office. The souls of the departed come here to be judged and sent to their ultimate destination.’’ The soul that occupies this version of Limbo is that of Jimmy Doyle (Lew Temple), who died as the result of […]Read On »

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Movie Review: HOST

HOST movie poster | ©2020 Shudder

Rating: Not Rated Stars: Haley Bishop, Jemma Moore, Emma Louise Webb, Radina Drandova, Caroline Ward, Edward Linard, Seylan Baxter Writers: Gemma Hurley & Rob Savage & Jed Shepherd Director: Rob Savage Distributor: Shudder Release Date: July 30, 2020 HOST, not to be confused with Bong Joon-ho’s 2006 monster movie THE HOST, the 1998 telefilm also known as VIRTUAL OBSESSION, the 2013 release starring Saoirse Ronan and Max Irons or any of the other over 450 films of that title (per IMDB), is now streaming on Shudder. The new HOST has the distinction of being shot, set, edited and released during […]Read On »

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ONCE UPON A TIME: Virtual Fan Convention

VIRTUAL FAN CONVENTION | ©2020 Creation Entertainment

ONCE UPON A TIME is having a virtual convention. What the event lacks in physical proximity, it has in length, running a full week online, from July 30 through August 5, 2020. Participants include Lana Parilla (Evil Queen/Regina Mills), Rebecca Mader (Zelena), Sean Maguire (Robin Hood), Jared Gilmore (Henry Mills), Christie Laing (Marian), Karen David (Jasmine), Oded Fehr (Jafar), Lee Arenberg (Leroy/Grumpy), Beverley Elliott (Granny), Merrin Dungey (Ursula), Victoria Smurfitt (Cruella DeVil), and Michael Raymond-James (Neal Cassidy). Events include Q&A panels and one-on-one chats, with the availability to purchase recorded messages and/or autographs. For more information, go to https://creationent.ticketspice.com/creation-entertainment-vfe-once Follow […]Read On »

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Movie Review: THE FIGHT

THE FIGHT movie poster | ©2020 Magnolia Pictures

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Lee Gelernt, Brigitte Amiri, Dale Ho, Josh Block, Chase Strangio Directors: Elyse Steinberg, Josh Kriegman, Eli Despres Distributor: Magnolia Pictures Release Date: July 31, 2020 THE FIGHT is a documentary about the American Civil Liberties Union, or ACLU. More specifically, as we are informed by a supertitle near the start, THE FIGHT is about four of the hundreds of lawsuits that the ACLU has brought against the Trump administration. In THE FIGHT, we follow four lawyers from the ACLU’s New York headquarters. Lee Gelernt, who specializes in immigrants’ rights, seeks to reunite parents and children who have […]Read On »

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Movie Review: THE OLD GUARD

THE OLD GUARD poster | ©2020 Netflix

Rating: R Stars: Charlize Theron, KiKi Layne, Matthias Schoenaerts, Marwan Kenzari, Luca Martinelli, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Harry Melling, Van Veronica Ngo Writer: Greg Rucka, based on the graphic novels by Greg Rucka, illustrated by Leandro Fernandez Director: Gina Prince-Bythewood Distributor: Netflix Release Date: July 10, 2020 THE OLD GUARD is about a group of Immortals. Mythology about immortality has been around for as long as humans have been telling stories. There’s no automatic reason to think that one new variation has ties to a specific older variation. Well, unless in the new variation, the Immortals all have swords, can sense each […]Read On »

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PENNY DREADFUL: CITY OF ANGELS: Director Roxann Dawson on Season 1 – Exclusive Interview

Natalie Dormer as Magda, Rory Kinnear as Peter Craft, Nathan Lane as Lewis Michener, Lorenza Izzo as Santa Muerte, Daniel Zovatto as Tiago Vega, Kerry Bishé as Sister Molly, Michael Gladis as Charlton Townsend, Jessica Garza as Josefina Vega, Johnathan Nieves as Mateo Vega, Adriana Barraza as Maria Vega and Adam Rodriguez as Raul Vega in PENNY DREADFUL: CITY OF ANGELS - Season 1 |©2020 Showtime/Jim Fiscus

PENNY DREADFUL: CITY OF ANGELS has its entire first season now available via Showtime on Demand and Showtime through Amazon Prime. Like its predecessor, PENNY DREADFUL, PENNY DREADFUL: CITY OF ANGELS is created by John Logan and combines supernatural horror with history. With PENNY DREADFUL: CITY OF ANGELS, we’re in 1938 Los Angeles, where the nihilistic demon Magda (Natalie Dormer) adopts various guises to further murder and violence, opposed by her sister, the Angel of Death, or Santa Muerte (Lorenza Izzo). Most of the community is unaware of this clash, but they’re caught up in increasing tensions between the L.A.P.D., […]Read On »

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BLOOD: Creator Sophie Petzal and EP Jonathan Fisher on Season 2 – Exclusive Interview

Adrian Dunbar in BLOOD - Season 1 Key Art | ©2020 Acorn TV

BLOOD now has all episodes of its first two seasons available on the cable and streaming service Acorn TV. The Irish-made BLOOD is a dark family mystery, touched off by the death of ailing matriarch Mary Hogan (Ingrid Craigie). Younger daughter Cat (Carolina Main), who long ago left the small County Meath town where her family still lives, returns and suspects her father Jim (Adrian Dunbar) of being involved in Mary’s demise. Jim and Mary’s older daughter Fiona (Grainne Keenan) is rigidly loyal to Jim. Cat and Fiona’s brother Michael (Diarmuid Noyes) doesn’t know what to think, but has problems […]Read On »

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STALKED BY MY HUSBAND’S EX: Actress Alex McKenna on new Lifetime thriller – Exclusive Interview

Alex McKenna and Joey Rae Blair in STALKED BY MY HUSBAND'S EX | ©2020 Reel One Entertainment

In STALKED BY MY HUSBAND’S EX, which airs tonight on Lifetime, Alex McKenna stars as Kristen Carter. Kristen is a Santa Barbara hotelier who is in love with Ryan (Adam Huss) and adores Ryan’s young daughter Lisa (Joey Rae Blair) from his previous marriage. Kristen doesn’t realize that Ryan’s ex, Nina (Juliana Dever), has just been released from prison and is determined not to let another woman raise her child. Los Angeles native McKenna has had recurring roles on MIDDLE AGES, THE TROUBLE WITH LARRY, YOU WISH, CROSSING JORDAN, and DALLAS. She also has an extensive career in voice work […]Read On »

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Movie Review: AMULET

AMULET movie poster | ©2020 Magnolia Pictures

Rating: R Stars: Carla Juri, Alec Secareanu, Angeliki Papoulia, Imelda Staunton, Anah Ruddin Writer: Romola Garai Director: Romola Garai Distributor: Magnolia Pictures Release Date: July 24, 2020 AMULET is a stylish, satisfying writing/directing feature debut from Romola Garai. Garai, a topnotch English actress (THE HOUR, SUFFRAGETTE) who does not appear here, demonstrates that she can get fine work from performers, and that she knows how to create an atmosphere that glides from dreamlike to nightmarish. We follow Tomaz (Alec Secareanu) in two timelines. In one, he is a young wartime guard at an Eastern European border crossing deep in the […]Read On »

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Movie Review: A DEADLY LEGEND

A DEADLY LEGEND | ©2020 Gravitas Ventures

Rating: Not Rated Stars: Kristen Anne Ferraro, Andee Buccheri, John Pope, Judd Hirsch, Corbin Bernsen, Daniella DeCaro, Eric Wolf, Jean Tree, Lori Petty Writer: Eric Wolf Director: Pamela Moriarty Distributor: Gravitas Ventures Release Date: July 24, 2020 A DEADLY LEGEND is a deceptively generic title for a horror movie that has impressively complex mythology. Unfortunately, the narrative ambitions exceed the grasp of director Pamela Moriarty and writer Eric Wolf, but their efforts to do something new are admirable. In fact, the storytelling is so dense that it’s a bit surprising to find that A DEADLY LEGEND is not based on […]Read On »

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