Exclusive Interview: Michaela Conlin talks BONES Season 8 and Season 9

Michaela Conlin in BONES - Season 8 | ©2013 Fox/Justin Stephens

Michaela Conlin has spent eight years on BONES, currently airing on Fox Monday nights at 8 PM, as artist/facial reconstruction specialist Angela Montenegro. Angela is now married to TJ Thyne’s character entomologist Dr. Jack Hodgins and, as of Season 6, mother of little Michael Vincent Hodgins. At a party thrown by Fox for the Television Critics Association, Conlin and her BONES colleagues are celebrating the official announcement of the series’ pickup for a ninth season. The actress takes time to talk about playing Angela. ASSIGNMENT X: Congratulations on the Season 9 pickup. Did you have to think about, “Do I want […]Read On »


Exclusive Interview: Shawn Ashmore fights THE FOLLOWING

Shawn Ashmore in THE FOLLOWING - Season 1 - "Havenport" | ©2013 Fox/Michael Lavine

The title of THE FOLLOWING refers to the homicidal acolyte of brilliant serial killer Joe Carroll (James Purefoy), who currently seems to be in dire straits, with his young son Joey (Kyle Catlett) taken away from him by the Feds, who are also close to storming his location. Former FBI profiler Ryan Hardy (Kevin Bacon) has been brought in to help with capturing Carroll – he did it before, after all. Hardy has his own good kind of follower, FBI Special Agent Mike Weston, played by Shawn Ashmore. Mike admires Ryan, even when he thinks the older lawman is being […]Read On »


Interview: EVIL DEAD composer ROQUE BANOS scares up a score

Roque Banos | ©2013 Roque Banos

There are over the top gore films. There are over the top horror scores. And then there is the redo of EVIL DEAD, which does its best to live up to its claim of being “the most terrifying film you will ever experience.” While that debate will be left up to those who survive its blood-splattered roller coaster ride with enough severed limbs to make RE-ANIMATOR  look like REBECCA OF SUNNYBROOK FARM, there will be little argument that Roque Banos’ score is the aural equivalent of a raging exclamation mark, it’s bottom colon fashioned into a knife that repeatedly stabs […]Read On »


Interview: Director Rob Zombie on THE LORDS OF SALEM

Sheri Moon Zombie in THE LORDS OF SALEM | ©2013 Anchor Bay

In the new Rob Zombie directed horror film THE LORDS OF SALEM (which is in theaters now), Salem, MA radio d.j. Heidi, played by Zombie’s real-life wife Sheri Moon Zombie, is sent a record with a strange musical riff that is tied to the famed Salem witches, who seem to be reaching from beyond the grave to further their original goals. At a small press conference, Zombie talks about his new movie. On how he came up with the storyline for THE LORDS OF SALEM… “The storyline came to me about seven years ago,” says Zombie. “I was just reading […]Read On »


Exclusive Interview: Alfred Molina chats about MONDAY MORNINGS

Alfred Molina in MONDAY MORNINGS | ©2013 TNT/Doug Hyun

In MONDAY MORNINGS, TNT Mondays at 10 PM, Alfred Molina’s character plays Dr. Harding Hooten, who is in charge of the weekly Mortality and Morbidity meetings, where the hows and whys of patient deaths are discussed. The series has been adapted by David E. Kelley from Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s book, with both men producing. Molina has been a TV series regular before, most recently in LAW & ORDER: LOS ANGELES. He’s also known for multiple feature film appearances, including Satipo in RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK and Dr. Otto Octavius in SPIDER-MAN 2. He’s been on Broadway three times, earning […]Read On »


Exclusive Interview: Director Eugene Jarecki on THE HOUSE I LIVE IN


THE HOUSE I LIVE IN, filmmaker Eugene Jarecki’s documentary about the “war on drugs” in the United States, won the Grand Jury Prize for Documentary at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. The film posits that criminalizing drugs does nothing to stop the drug trade and indeed may be making it worse; it is inarguably filling up prisons beyond capacity. THE HOUSE I LIVE IN was released theatrically in 2012; PBS is airing it Monday night, April 8 (check local listings for time) as part of the network’s INDEPENDENT LENS series. Jarecki is committed to showing THE HOUSE I LIVE IN […]Read On »


Exclusive Interview: Director Robert Nathan on LUCKY BASTARD – Part 1

LUCKY BASTARD | ©2013 Vineyard Haven Pictures

Strange but true – there are Web sites where viewers can participate by having sex with adult industry professionals. Robert Nathan, making his feature directorial debut, and his writing/producing partner Lukas Kendall, have imagined a number of things that could easily go wrong in this scenario. The result is the “found footage” thriller LUCKY BASTARD, which opens theatrically Friday April 5. Nathan, a journalist and novelist as well as a writer/producer, was previously nominated for (among other honors) four Emmys and an Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America. His TV credits include LAW & ORDER, ER and FAIRLY […]Read On »


Exclusive Interview: Time to GO ON with actress Julie White

Julie White in GO ON - Season 1 - "The World Ain't Over 'Til It's Over" | ©2013 NBC/Vivian Zink

In NBC’s freshman half-hour comedy GO ON, Tuesdays at 9:30 PM, Matthew Perry stars as sportscaster Ryan King, who reluctantly joins a therapy group after the death of his wife. Laura Benanti plays group leader Lauren, who believes she is up to the task despite her relative lack of credentials. Julie White plays Anne, another therapy group member who is mourning the death of her longtime partner. White, a native of San Diego, California, has a thriving career in stage, television and film – nearly everyone on Earth has seen her as Judy Witwicky, the mother of Shia LaBeouf’s character, […]Read On »


Interview: Composer Alex Heffes investigates the EMPEROR

EMPEROR soundtrack | ©2013 Lakeshore Records

The weight of history can be as dramatic as it is romantic, a counterpoint explored in any number of classical films, and symphonically lush scores that have dealt with the West’s awakening to the war-torn East. Now, that majestic sound has been robustly picked up by British composer Alex Heffes for EMPEROR, the new film from director Peter Webber (“Girl with the Pearl Earing”) that contrasts General MacArthur’s postwar search for the guilt, or innocence of the country’s god-ruler Hirohito with a military investigator’s desperate quest to determine if his Japanese fiancé has survived his nation’s bombing of her motherland […]Read On »


Exclusive Interview with OUT THERE and FUTURAMA actor John DiMaggio

OUT THERE - Season 1 | ©2013 IFC

In IFC’s animated series OUT THERE, which airs new episodes Fridays at 10 PM, creator Ryan Quincy has envisioned a small town where much of the populace is strangely furry – he has said his artwork is influenced by Dr. Seuss and Maurice Sendak. John DiMaggio voices several OUT THERE characters, chief among them Wayne. The New Jersey-born actor is a star in the animation voice performance world, playing Bender on FUTURAMA, plus characters in WRECK-IT RALPH, TANGLED, the TV series THE PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR, various iterations of BEN 10, BATMAN, SPIDERMAN and a host of other projects. He takes […]Read On »

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