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Movie Review: THE POWER

THE POWER movie poster | ©2021 Shudder

Rating: Not Rated Stars: Rose Williams, Charlie Carrick, Gbemisola Ikumelo, Theo Barklem-Biggs, Nuala McGowan, Emma Rigby, Diveen Henry, Paul Antony-Barber, Shakira Rahman, Clara Read Writer: Corinna Faith Director: Corinna Faith Distributor: Shudder Release Date: April 8, 2021 THE POWER has a title with threefold meanings. It refers to the electricity, which is in short supply in 1974 London. It also encompasses the hierarchy of the hospital where the story takes place. Finally, it concerns the malevolent force that pervades the building when the lights are out. The power shortage is due to a miners’ strike in Great Britain (this is […]Read On »

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SANGRE NEGRA: Co-creator and star Antonio McKay and actor Ricardo Herranz chat new Tubi telenovela – Exclusive Interview

SANGRE NEGRA Key Art | ©2021 Tubi

SANGRE NEGRA translates as “black blood.” It is also the title of a new English-language telenovela series on the free streaming service Tubi. Created by executive producers Antonio McKay and Frank Pinnock, SANGRE NEGRA focuses on the three Santos brothers – ambitious mob boss Tony, played by McKay, defense attorney Guillermo Jr., played by Ricardo Herranz, and police detective Christian, played by Danny Arroyo – as well as their father, Guillermo Sr., played by Erik Estrada. In a telephone interview, McKay and Herranz talk about SANGRE NEGRA. There are two separate entries on IMDB for SANGRE NEGRA. McKay explains the […]Read On »

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Movie Review: VOICES

THE VOICES movie poster | ©2021 Vertical Entertainment

Rating: Not Rated Stars: Valerie Jane Parker, Jonathan Stoddard, Rezeta Veliu, Ashley Bell, Jordan Ladd, Lauri Hendler, Phil Baker, Jo Ann Olivera, Leslie Easterbrook, Jenna Harvey, Romy Reiner, Colton Reese, Chloe Romanski, Claire Marie Burton Writers: Daniel Hathcock and Nathaniel Nuon Director: Nathaniel Nuon Distributor: Vertical Entertainment Release Date: April 2, 2021 VOICES begins with two women, Lilly (Valerie Jane Parker) and Emily (Rezeta Veliu), chained up in a dirty room. This makes us momentarily wonder if we’re heading into a torture scenario. We’re not. With VOICES, director Nathaniel Nuon and his co-writer Daniel Hathcock are trying to make several […]Read On »

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Movie Review: THE COURIER

THE COURIER movie poster | ©2021 Lionsgate

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Merab Ninidze, Rachel Brosnahan, Jessie Buckley, Angus Wright, Zeljko Ivanek, Kirill Pirogov, Anton Lesser, Maria Mironova, Vladimir Chuprikov Writer: Tom O’Connor Director: Dominic Cooke Distributor: Lionsgate Release Date: March 19, 2021  THE COURIER begins with the onscreen statement, “This film is based on true events.” This is accurate. Whether those events happened the way they’re depicted here or not, THE COURIER is a cracking good period spy thriller. By 1960, both the United States and Soviet Union had enough weapons to wipe out humanity (and presumably most other organic life on the planet). Many people […]Read On »

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WYNONNA EARP: Actor Tim Rozon on the end of the Syfy series – Interview

Tim Rozon as Doc Holliday in WYNONNA EARP - Season 4 - "Hell Raisin' Good Time" | ©2021 Syfy/Michelle Faye/Wynonna Earp Productions, Inc

WYNONNA EARP is now in its fourth and reportedly final season, Friday nights on Syfy. Created for television by executive producer/show runner Emily Andras, based on the graphic novels by Beau Smith, WYNONNA EARP is the story of the title heroine, played by Melanie Scrofano, who is the great-great-granddaughter of famed Western lawman Wyatt Earp. On her twenty-seventh birthday, Wynonna inherits her ancestor’s gun – and the family curse, which calls for her to fight revenants, the reincarnated souls of those that Wyatt killed. Tim Rozon plays Doc Holliday, Wyatt’s best friend who was trapped in stasis for a century-and-a-half. […]Read On »

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MOVIE REVIEW: GODZILLA VS. KONG

GODZILLA VS. KONG movie poster | ©2021 Warner Bros./Legendary

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Alexander Skarsgard, Millie Bobby Brown, Rebecca Hall, Brian Tyree Henry, Shun Oguri, Eiza Gonzalez, Julian Dennison, Lance Reddick, Kyle Chandler, Demian Bichir, Hakeem Kae-Kazim, Kaylee Hottle Writers: Eric Pearson and Max Borenstein, story by Terry Rossio and Michael Dougherty & Zach Shields, based on the character Godzilla, created by Toho Co. Ltd. Director: Adam Wingard Distributor: Warner Bros. Release Date: March 31, 2021 GODZILLA VS. KONG is the fourth entry (after GODZILLA, KONG: SKULL ISLAND, and GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS) in Warner Bros./Legendary Entertainment franchise that encompasses both of the title beings, as well as their […]Read On »

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RESIDENT ALIEN: Actor Alex Barima on Season 1 – Exclusive Interview

Alex Barima of RESIDENT ALIEN | ©2021 Dale Klippenstein

RESIDENT ALIEN is a live-action series based on the graphic Dark Horse Comics novel by Peter Hogan and Steve Parkhouse, adapted for television by Chris Sheridan. The show has its first-season finale on Syfy, Wednesday, March 31; it has been renewed for a second season. The Resident Alien in question is an extraterrestrial who was tasked with destroying human life on Earth, but accidentally crash-landed in a small mountain town in Colorado. Assuming the form of town doctor Harry Vanderspeigle, the alien is confused by human behavior, but find that he likes people – which is at odds with his […]Read On »

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PALEYFEST: Paley Center LA Vice President Rene Reyes on the 2021 Edition – Exclusive Interview

PALEYFEST LA 2021: Key Art | ©2021 PaleyFest

PaleyFestLA is an event typically held several times a year. Sponsored by the Paley Center for Media, PaleyFestLA has moderated panels with the cast and creators of various television shows. The bad news: COVID-19 prevents this spring’s panels from being held in person. The good news: people can watch the initial slate of programming from anywhere – not just Los Angeles – for free on the Paley Center’s dedicated channel on Verizon Media’s Yahoo Entertainment, beginning Tuesday, March 30, 10 AM ET/7 AM PT. Paley Center members have access beginning Friday, March 26. This PaleyFestLA, the series include BIG SKY, […]Read On »

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RESIDENT ALIEN: Creator Chris Sheridan and actress Sara Tomko on Season 1 – Interview

Sara Tomko as Asta Twelvetrees in RESIDENT ALIEN - Season 1 | ©2021 Syfy/James Dittinger

RESIDENT ALIEN is a hit. The series, which has its first-season finale on Syfy Wednesday, March 31, has met with critical and public acclaim, and been picked up for a second season. Chris Sheridan (a writer/producer on FAMILY GUY, YES, DEAR, and TITUS) created RESIDENT ALIEN for television, based on the graphic novels by Peter Hogan and Steve Parkhouse. Alan Tudyk plays the title role, an extraterrestrial who is supposed to exterminate humanity but instead finds himself in the body of Dr. Harry Vanderspiegle, who is pressed into taking over the clinic in the small town of Patience, Colorado. Sara […]Read On »

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TURN: WASHINGTON’S SPIES: The creator and executive producer talk spy thriller – Exclusive Interview (Reprint)

Kevin McNally as Judge Woodhull , Burn Gorman as Major Hewlett and Jamie Bell as Abe Woodhull in TURN - Season 1 | ©2014 AMC/ Frank Ockenfels 3

TURN: WASHINGTON’S SPIES originally ran for four seasons, 2014-2017, on AMC. The series is now available in its entirety on Netflix. Based on historian Alexander Rose’s nonfiction book WASHINGTON’S SPIES, TURN: WASHINGTON’S SPIES is a thriller set during the American Revolutionary War. George Washington has a network of spies working for him against the British. An initially reluctant recruit to this cause is cabbage farmer Abe Woodhull, played by Jamie Bell (BILLY ELLIOTT). This is a reprint of our interview that originally ran on May 8, 2014. Following a Q&A panel held by AMC for the Television Critics Association, author […]Read On »

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