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Movie Review: THE HANGOVER PART III

THE HANGOVER III movie poster | ©2013 Warner Bros.

Rating: R Stars: Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Ken Jeong, Justin Bartha, John Goodman, Melissa McCarthy Writers: Todd Phillips & Craig Mazin, based on characters created by Jon Lucas & Scott Moore Director: Todd Phillips Distributor: Warner Bros. Release Date: May 23, 2013 Back in 2009, THE HANGOVER – a comedy about a Vegas bachelor party gone astoundingly wrong – was a surprise hit. The movie was actually hysterically funny, because two of the main characters were desperately trying to figure out how they got into such dire straits, and the third had levels of strangeness that were only […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Oliver Platt on THE BIG C HEREAFTER

Laura Linney and Oliver Platt in THE BIG C HEREAFTER | ©2013 Showtime/David M. Russell

In Showtime’s dark comedy THE BIG C, created by Darlene Hunt, Laura Linney’s Cathy Jamison has been coping in every possible way – humorously, emotionally, fighting, raging, accepting – with terminal cancer. The fourth mini-season, consisting of four episodes in an arc entitled THE BIG C: HEREAFTER, concludes in the series finale Monday May 20, with Cathy reaching the end of her journey with her husband Paul (Oliver Platt) Platt has played Cathy’s sometimes self-centered but ultimately loving husband Paul through the series’ four years. Platt is a Canadian native who, as the son of a diplomat, traveled extensively in […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: HEMLOCK GROVE stars Landon Liboiron and Bill Skarsgard

Landon Liboiron and Bill Skarsgard in HEMLOCK GROVE | ©2013 Netflix

HEMLOCK GROVE is the new series made expressly for Netflix, which means all thirteen episodes have been immediately available since the show’s April 19 debut. Based on a novel by series creator/co-show runner Brian McGreevy, HEMLOCK GROVE is the story of a titular small town, where there are sinister doings at the local biotech firm. Landon Liboiron plays newcomer to town Peter Rumancek, who has a distinctly wolfy side; Bill Skarsgard portrays Roman Godfrey, scion of Hemlock Grove’s wealthiest family who has a dark side of his own. In reality, Skarsgard comes from one of Sweden’s foremost acting families – […]Read On »

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Movie Review: STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS

STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS poster | ©2013 Paramount Pictures

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Benedict Cumberbatch, John Cho, Simon Pegg, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Anton Yelchin, Peter Weller, Alice Eve Writers: Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman & Damon Lindelof, based on characters created by Gene Roddenberry Director: J.J. Abrams Distributor: Paramount Release Date: May 16, 2013 Giving any kind of plot summary of STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS runs more than the usual risk of spoilers. What can be said? Well, Captain Kirk (Chris Pine), Mr. Spock (Zachary Quinto) and the rest of the very dedicated crew of the Enterprise extricate themselves by the skin of their teeth […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Theo James chats about GOLDEN BOY

Theo James in GOLDEN BOY - Season 1 - "Next Question" | ©2013 CBS/Nicole Rivelli/Warner Bros.

In GOLDEN BOY, which has its finale on CBS tonight, Theo James’ character Walter Clark has become the youngest-ever commissioner of the NYPD. The story flashes back to seven years earlier, when an act of heroism on Walter’s part vaults into the ranks of the city’s homicide detectives. There Walter meets mentor and partner Det. Don Owen (Chi McBride) and idol/rival Det. Christian Arroyo. Despite playing a New Yorker through and through, James is actually from Oxford, England. He appeared in one pivotal episode of DOWNTON ABBEY as Mr. Pamut, who died in Lady Mary’s bed. Two years ago, James […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Tracy Spiridakos talks REVOLUTION Season 1

Tracy Spiridakos in REVOLUTION - Season 1 - 'The Song Remains the Same" | ©2013 NBC/Brownie Harris

In NBC’s REVOLUTION, Monday nights at 10 PM, all the electricity in the world went out fifteen years ago. Tracy Spiridakos’ character Charlie Matheson is a young woman who has lived nearly her whole life in this brave new world. Now she, her uncle Miles (Billy Burke) and their allies are on a quest to find out what’s actually happened. The good news: some people have electrical power again. The bad news: the people who have the power are very, very bad. Spiridakos, a native of Winnipeg, Canada, previously worked for REVOLUTION creator Eric Kripke on his series SUPERNATURAL, was […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Jake Shimabukuro on JAKE SHIMABUKURO: LIFE ON FOUR STRINGS

Jake Shimabukuro in JAKE SHIMABUKURO: LIFE IN FOUR STRINGS | ©2013 PBS

Jake Shimabukuro is a Hawaii-born ukulele virtuoso who shot to worldwide fame when a video of him playing George Harrison’s “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” in Central Park hit YouTube and went viral. Filmmaker Tadashi Nakamura has made a documentary about Shimabukuro, his success and his music in the documentary JAKE SHIMABUKURO: LIFE ON FOUR STRINGS, which airs tonight, Friday May 10, on PBS (check listings for local airtimes). After giving a rousing mini-concert and doing a question-and-answer panel with Nakamura, Shimabukuro makes himself available for a follow-up discussion about his passion for the ukulele, which he pronounces the Hawaiian […]Read On »

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Interview: Robert Downey Jr. suits up again for IRON MAN 3

Robert Downey Jr. in IRON MAN 3 | ©2013 Marvel Studios/Disney

If last year’s THE AVENGERS was any indication, Marvel Studios knows how to manage its stable of comic book characters in film and how to maximize storylines, characters and talent over the course of multiple movies. Anchoring THE AVENGERS was Robert Downey Jr. as billionaire Tony Stark, aka Iron Man and now he’s back flying solo again with IRON MAN 3. Although this could be viewed as a direct sequel to THE AVENGERS (Stark has post-traumatic stress from saving the world from invading aliens), the latest film directed by Shane Black (taking over from Jon Favreau) grounds the film in […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: The Last Crusade of Screenwriter Jeffrey Boam

INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE | ©LucasFilm Ltd/Paramount Pictures

This article originally appeared in EON MAGAZINE on February 11, 2000. The interview with Jeffrey Boam was conducted in 1996 For some, the death of screenwriter Jeffrey Boam two weeks ago at age 53 proved to be but a footnote in many publications. Screenwriters rarely receive the credit they deserve, and, because of that, are often overlooked and remain in the shadows of the stars and directors whose names are usually plastered above the main title. Of course, for genre fans, Jeffrey Boam, whose death was attributed to a rare lung ailment, was one of today’s best screenwriters. From INNERSPACE […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: LUCKY BASTARD Director Robert Nathan on his indie thriller – Part 2

LUCKY BASTARD | ©2013 Vineyard Haven Pictures

In Part 2 of Assignment X’s exclusive interview with Robert Nathan about LUCKY BASTARD, the NC-17 thriller set in the adult film industry that Nathan directed and co-wrote/co-produced with Lukas Kendall, the filmmaker talks working with the cast and about the movie’s themes. ASSIGNMENT X: What was the rehearsal process like? ROBERT NATHAN: I knew we’d be tight on time during shooting. You’re shooting essentially at television pace, not feature film pace, because time is expensive. So a lot of the character development happened in long discussions with the actors before we started shooting. When shooting we’d rehearse a scene […]Read On »

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