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The scoop on MARVEL’S AGENT CARTER – Exclusive Interview with producers Michele Fazekas & Tara Butters

Hayley Atwell as Agent Peggy Carter in MARVEL'S AGENT CARTER | © 2015 Marvel/Katrin Marchinowski

ABC is keeping the writing/executive-producing team of Tara Butters and Michele Fazekas very busy. The duo remain as show runners on the supernatural drama RESURRECTION, in its second season Sundays at 9 PM, and are also show runners on the new MARVEL’S AGENT CARTER, which has its two-hour premiere Tuesday at 8 PM before settling into its regular 9 PM slot. AGENT CARTER stars Hayley Atwell as S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Peggy Carter, introduced as the WWII-era colleague and love interest of Steve Rogers, aka Captain America, in 2011’s feature CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER. With Cap missing and feared dead in …Read On »

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SELMA composer Jason Moran talks about taking his big Hollywood step – Interview

SELMA | ©2014 Paramount Pictures

We all know the music that’s supposed to accompany Hollywood depictions of history, let alone the real-life, freedom-fighting icons whose charisma transcends any imagined depiction of them. For whether they’re Michael Collins leading Irish guerillas, William Wallace swinging a sword for Scotland or Mahatma Gandhi traversing India with a walking stick, audiences know they’ll hear the lofty noble strains of a symphonic orchestra – as mixed in with melodic ethnicity if the subject allows. Indeed, there’s nothing like a symphony to stoke the fires of justice, whether lit with cries of violence, or asking for the complete restraint of it …Read On »

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The Year in Review: The Best Scores of 2014 – The Runner Ups and Composers To Watch

THE BEST SCORES OF 2014 – The Runner Up’s and Composers To Watch BIG BAD WOLVES  (Frank Ilfman / Movie Score Media) Stop me if you’ve heard the same cinematic tune about a perceived miscreant tied into a chair for all manner of mental, and physical torture to be performed upon him. Thankfully, the Israeli breakout film BIG BAD WOLVES whistles the genre song with smashing black-humored suspense, as captured with a thunderous score by Frank Ilfman, who twists a thrillingly mean symphonic knife as he relentlessly veers between frantic action and sly, Herrmann-esque strings as a set-up for ironic, …Read On »

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Paul Weitz conducts MOZART IN THE JUNGLE for Amazon – Exclusive Interview

MOZART IN THE JUNGLE poster | ©2014 Amazon

Based on the novel by Blair Tindall, MOZART IN THE JUNGLE is a comedy/drama about the world of a New York symphony orchestra. The series, which was made by Amazon Studios for Amazon Prime, debuted on the streaming service December 23. Gael Garcia Bernal stars as the symphony’s self-assured new conductor Rodrigo, Malcolm McDowell plays irascible former conductor Thomas, Saffron Burrows portrays commanding Cynthia and Lola Kirke is young, new-to-town oboist Hailey. Paul Weitz, whose big-screen directing credits include AMERICAN PIE (with his brother Chris), ABOUT A BOY and ADMISSION, directed the MOZART pilot and has become an executive producer …Read On »

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Elliott Gould chats about MULANEY and RAY DONOVAN – Interview

Elliott Gould in MULANEY - Season 1 | ©2014 Fox/Joe Viles

Elliott Gould has had a busy and diverse year. On Showtime’s drama RAY DONOVAN, which concluded its second season and has been renewed for a third, he plays Ezra Goldman, boss of Ray (Liev Schreiber) until the last episode, when Ray wreaked havoc. On Fox’s half-hour comedy MULANEY, Sundays at 7 PM, Gould plays Oscar, the ever-upbeat across-the-hall neighbor of comedian John Mulaney (played by the series creator of the same name). Gould is a prolific acting veteran, having starred in such influential films as Robert Altman’s MASH and THE LONG GOODBYE and Paul Mazursky’s BOB & CAROL& TED & …Read On »

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Movie Review: THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES

THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF FIVE ARMIES poster | ©2014 Warner Bros./MGM/New Line

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Luke Evans, Orlando Bloom, Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Benedict Cumberbatch, Aiden Turner, Christopher Lee, Cate Blanchett, Hugo Weaving, Manu Bennett, Lawrence Makeore Writers: Fran Walsh & Philippa Boyens & Peter Jackson & Guillermo del Toro, based on the novel THE HOBBIT by J.R.R. Tolkien Director: Peter Jackson Distributor: Warner Bros./New Line/MGM Release Date: December 17, 2014 Steal from a dragon, lie to a wizard and underestimate Peter Jackson at your peril. The filmmaker, who first managed to get J.R.R. Tolkien’s sprawling LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy to fit into three movies …Read On »

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GRACEPOINT actress Jessica Lucas on the Fox series and the EVIL DEAD remake – Exclusive Interview

Jessica Lucas in GRACEPOINT - Season 1 | ©2014 Fox/Mathieu Young

In Fox’s GRACEPOINT, which has its first-season finale tonight, Thursday December 11 at 9 PM, the small California coastal town has been all but ripped apart by the murder of young Danny Solano. As in BROADCHURCH, the U.K. series that is GRACEPOINT’s source material, an out of town reporter is one of those most responsible for stirring things up, to the point where one local commits suicide due to a campaign of harassment in the press. Here, the reckless journalist is called Renee Fleming. She’s played by Jessica Lucas, who was also one of the leads in last season’s CULT …Read On »

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Elyes Gabel gets stung by SCORPION – Exclusive Interview

Elyes Gabel in SCORPION - Season 1 | ©2014 CBS/Sonja Flemming

In CBS’ SCORPION, Mondays at 9 PM, Elyes Gabel stars as brilliant FBI consultant Walter O’Brien. O’Brien is a real person and is one of the series’ executive producers. He really does run Scorpion Computer Services and really consults with the U.S. government, as well as private companies, although he doesn’t get out in the field as much as the version of him played by Gabel. SCORPION’s version of Walter heads up a small group of fellow geniuses, all with their own areas of expertise, who work warily with their government liaison Cade Gallo, played by Robert Patrick, and a …Read On »

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THE MISSING star James Nesbitt on the new Starz series and THE HOBBIT – Exclusive Interview

James Nesbitt in THE MISSING - Season 1 | ©2014 Starz

In Starz’s eight-part miniseries THE MISSING, Saturdays at 9 PM, James Nesbitt plays Tony Hughes, who in 2006 is happily married to Emily, played by Frances O’Connor, and loving father of eight-year-old Oliver (Oliver Hunt). In 2014, Tony is haunted and isolated, having spent the last eight years fruitlessly searching for his son, who vanished in an instant when the family was in a small town in France. Then Tony thinks he’s found a clue, and he is the epitome of an unstoppable force when it comes to finding out the truth of what happened. Nesbitt, originally from Northern Ireland, …Read On »

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THE GAME star Brian Cox on the spy thriller Miniseries – Exclusive Interview

Brian Cox stars as Daddy in THE GAME on BBC America | © 2014 BBC America

Although he plays all sorts of roles, Brian Cox is known for portraying men who are bold, in charge and often devious. In addition to being the original Hannibal Lektor (as it was then spelled) in MANHUNTER, a few of the Scotland-born actor’s more memorable film roles include Robert McKee in ADAPTATION, Col. William Stryker in X-MEN 2, King Agamemnon in TROY and Russian spy Ivan Simonov in the RED films, plus and BBC executive Sydney Newman in the telefilm AN ADVENTURE IN SPACE AND TIME (about the early years of DOCTOR WHO). Now Cox is adding another character to …Read On »

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