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CD Review: The Best Scores of 2013 – The Runners-Up

Brian Tyler / NOW YOU SEE ME soundtrack | ©2013 Glassnote

BEYOND TWO SOULS (Lorne Balfe / Sony Entertainment) Though it’s far more of an interactive movie than it is a video game, the negligible level of first-person shooter ability here doesn’t prevent BEYOND TWO SOULS from being a complete immersive experience, especially with the eerie, and rapturous quality of Lorne Balfe’s score, leveled up with the ace technical and musical production oversight of Hans Zimmer. For a heroine seemingly cursed by her lifelong bond to an invisible entity, Balfe conjures a truly beautiful theme, topped with a female voice that resonates with a wounded emotion that binds this powerfully symphonic […]Read On »

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Interview: Felicity Jones is THE INVISIBLE WOMAN

Felicity Jones in THE INVISIBLE WOMAN | ©2013 Sony Pictures Classics

Although THE INVISIBLE WOMAN is the title of the new feature film directed by Ralph Fiennes and scripted by Abi Morgan from Claire Tomalin’s book, that’s now how we see its female protagonist Nelly Ternan, played by Felicity Jones. “I am the visible woman,” declares Jones with a laugh. The film has Jones playing Ternan from the age of eighteen, when she meets Charles Dickens, played by director Fiennes, through her thirties. The bulk of the movie is about how the eventually intimate relationship unfolds between young Nelly and the much older, famous and married author in 1800sEngland. Jones, originally […]Read On »

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Interview: Ralph Fiennes finds THE INVISIBLE WOMAN

Ralph Fiennes in THE INVISIBLE WOMAN | ©2013 BBC Films

Based on the nonfiction book by Claire Tomalin and scripted by Abi Morgan, THE INVISIBLE WOMAN chronicles the Victorian-era romance between famous, married, forty-five-year-old author Charles Dickens, played by Ralph Fiennes, and eighteen-year-old actress Nelly Ternan, played by Felicity Jones THE INVISIBLE WOMAN marks Fiennes’ second stint directing himself in a feature film. He previously directed and starred in 2011’s CORIOLANUS, adapted from Shakespeare’s play. The actor, originally from Suffolk, England, earned Academy Award nominations for his work in SCHINDLER’S LIST and in THE ENGLISH PATIENT. Fiennes’ huge screen resume also includes playing Lord Voldemort in the HARRY POTTER films […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: HOME & FAMILY host Cristina Ferrare brings it on home

Cristina Ferrare and Mark Steines in HOME & FAMILY | ©2013 Hallmark Channel

HOME & FAMILY, Hallmark Channel’s lifestyle program hosted by Cristina Ferrare and Mark Steines, was nominated for an Emmy in its first season. Now in its second season, HOME & FAMILY, which deals with every topic imaginable involving its title, airs weekdays and shoots five days a week, forty-four weeks a year. Ferrare is at Hallmark’s session for the Television Critics Association at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, and she’s taken on some hosting duties for the luncheon, having planned the menu for the array of Hallmark talent, creative staff and executives, as well as the TCA membership. Ferrare, a native […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Sean Hemeon on HUSBANDS THE SERIES Season 3

Sean Hemeon in HUSBANDS THE SERIES | ©2013 The CW

HUSBANDS THE SERIES began life in 2011 as a Web series consisting of eleven two-minute episodes, produced by series creators Jane Espenson and Brad “Cheeks” Bell. HUSBANDS follows entertainer Cheeks, played by Bell, and star baseball player Brady, played by Sean Hemeon, after their impulsive but federally legal marriage in Vegas. Although same-sex marriage is still not recognized in the U.S.on the federal level (which it is in HUSBANDS), it has become legal in many more states in the years that HUSBANDS has been around, making the show remarkably timely, verging on prescient. 2012’s Season 2 was funded in a […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: WRONG COPS director Quentin Dupieux gets surreal again

WRONG COPS | ©2013 IFC

If Salvador Dali had gone indie film, you might expect the end result to resemble the satirically brilliant work of Quentin Dupieux. As set in an alternate universe called Los Angeles, Dupieux’s movies are an anything-goes collection of bad behavior, obnoxious truth-seeking and the serene acceptance of the insane, whether he used a psychic killer tire to deconstruct the movie going experience itself in RUBBER, had a dweeb’s hunt for a dog take down self-help cultism in WRONG, or now uses police corruption as an acerbic commentary on the music biz in WRONG COPS – just one of the many […]Read On »

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Interview: SABRINA, SECRETS OF A TEENAGE WITCH gets animated

SABRINA, SECRETS OF A TEENAGE WITCH | ©2013 The Hub

For an adolescent, Sabrina the Teenage Witch has been around a long time. Initially, Sabrina was based on Tabitha, a magical baby, then toddler, offspring of witch Samantha and mortal Darrin Stephens on the live-action half-hour comedy BEWITCHED, which ran 1964-1972. Sabrina made her debut as a character in ARCHIE COMICS. Her first TV show, SABRINA, THE ANIMATED SERIES, ran 1971-1974. The live-action half-hour comedy SABRINA, THE TEENAGE WITCH starring Melissa Joan Hart ran 1998 through 2003, when the animated SABRINA’S SECRET LIFE was launched. Now the Hub Network has an all-new CGI-animated SABRINA, SECRETS OF A TEENAGE WITCH, airing […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Masi Oka takes HAWAII FIVE-0 to the Max

Masi Oka in HAWAII FIVE - "Nalowale | ©2013 CBS/Neil Jacobs

On CBS’s HAWAII FIVE-0, now on Friday nights at 8 PM in its fourth season, Masi Oka’s character Dr. Max Bergman is an asset to the team in terms of both knowledge and humor. The medical examiner first appeared as a recurring character in the show’s first season, with Oka becoming a regular in Season 2. Before HAWAII FIVE-0, Oka spent four years on HEROES as kind-hearted time-and-space-bending Hiro Nakamura. He also appeared as tech geek Bruce in the big-screen GET SMART reboot. Oka is also a special effects technician whose work at Industrial Light and Magic encompasses effects on […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: GROUND FLOOR star John C. McGinley is the Boss

John C. McGinley in GROUND FLOOR - Season 1 | ©2013 TBS

In TBS’s new half-hour comedy GROUND FLOOR, Thursdays at 10 PM, Brody (Skylar Astin) is an up-and-coming San Francisco broker who falls for Jennifer (Briga Heelan), who works in the building’s maintenance department. More than skyscraper floors separate them – Brody’s boss Mr. Mansfield, played by John C. McGinley, doesn’t think any of his people should be fraternizing with the help. GROUND FLOOR was co-created by Bill Lawrence and Greg Malins. Lawrence also created the NBC comedy SCRUBS, where McGinley spent eight years as acerbic Dr. Perry Cox. The actor, originally from New York City, began his bigscreen career with […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: TNT President Michael Wright on MOB CITY Season 1

Drew Struzan poster artwork for MOB CITY | ©2013 TNT

MOB CITY, the series developed by Frank Darabont and inspired by John Buntin’s book L.A. NOIR, dramatizes that battle royal that raged in the 1940s between the LAPD and mobsters Ben “Bugsy” Siegel, played by Edward Burns, and Mickey Cohen, played by Jeremy Luke. The TNT series has its two-hour season finale Wednesday, December 18 at 9 PM. TNT President/Head of Entertainment Michael Wright takes a few moments to discuss the show’s violence and the casting of Burns as the lethal Siegel. ASSIGNMENT X: Is the violence level on MOB CITY at all comparable to TNT’s previous present-day cop series […]Read On »

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