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TV Review: THE WALKING DEAD – Season 3 – “Walk with Me”

Michael Rooker in THE WALKING DEAD - Season 3 - "Walk With Me" | ©2012 AMC/Gene Page

Stars: Andrew Lincoln, David Morrissey, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Chandler Riggs, Danai Gurira, Melissa Suzanne McBride, IronE Singleton, Michael Rooker, Scott Wilson, Emily Kinney, Troy Faruk, Dallas Roberts  Writer: Evan Reilly  Director: Guy Ferland Network: AMC, airs Sunday nights  Original Telecast: October 28, 2012 In the third episode of THE WALKING DEAD Season 3, “Walk with Me,” a spectacular helicopter crash alerts Michonne (Danai Gurira) and Andrea (Laurie Holden) to the possibility of other potential survivors in a crucial episode that finally brings us face to face with the comic book’s ultimate villain – the Governor …Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Helen George discusses CALL THE MIDWIFE

Helen George promoting CALL THE MIDWIFE at the 2012 Summer TCA's | ©2011 Neal Street Productions

The drama series CALL THE MIDWIFE was a huge success when it premiered earlier this year in the U.K., and now that it’s airing on PBS (Sundays at 8 PM in the Los Angeles market, check local listings), it’s captured devoted U.S. audiences as well. Based on the three-book series of memoirs of real midwife Jennifer Worth, CALL THE MIDWIFE follows the trials and travails of well-to-do Jennifer Lee (played by Jessica Raine), who becomes a midwife with a group run out of a convent in the slums of East London in the 1950s. Jenny isn’t the only non-nun in …Read On »

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TV Review: COPPER – Season 1 – “A Vast and Fiendish Plot”- Season Finale

Kyle Schmid in COPPER - Season 1 - "A Vast and Fiendish Plot" | ©2012 BBC America/Cineflix (Copper) Inc.

Stars: Tom Weston-Jones, Kevin Ryan, Ato Essandoh, Anastasia Griffiths, Tanya Fischer, Kiara Glasco, Franka Potente Writer:  Tom Fontana & Will Rokos, Teleplay by Sara B. Cooper    Director: Ken Girotti          Network: BBC America, airs Sunday nights Original Telecast: October 21, 2012 “A Vast and Fiendish Plot” is the first season finale of BBC America’s new drama COPPER. Set in the Five Points slum area of New York in 1864, this ambitious series chronicles the lives of a group of policemen and the people that are part of their world and everyday lives. The series started with Detective Kevin Corcoran (Tom …Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Tippi Hedren chats about Alfred Hitchcock and Shambala

Tippi Hedren at the TCM Classic Film Festival Opening Night Gala and World Premiere of the Newly Restored AN AMERICAN IN PARIS | ©2011 Sue Schneider

In THE GIRL, which recently aired on HBO, Sienna Miller plays actress Tippi Hedren and Toby Jones plays director Alfred Hitchcock in an examination of how the filmmaker used his position to severely traumatize the performer. The real Hedren, who consulted with the makers of THE GIRL, says that there were good times as well – she found Hitchcock invaluable as a drama coach – but his treatment of her at other times was “something that I had never experienced before. People have said, ‘Was he in love with you?’ No, he wasn’t. When you’re in love with someone, you …Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: COPPER star Ato Essandoh looks back on Season 1 and talks DJANGO UNCHAINED

Ato Essandoh in COPPER - Season 1 | ©2012 BBC America/Cineflix (Copper) Inc.

Actor Ato Essandoh (pronounced Ah-toe Eh-SAN-doh) hails in real life from Schenectady, New York, so he has his home state in common with his character Dr. Matthew Freeman on BBC America’s original drama series COPPER, which has just been renewed for a second season. In 1864, with the Civil War still raging, an African-American medical doctor draws suspicion from a lot of whites, while Freeman’s continuing association with two fellow Union Army veterans, Kevin “Corky” Corcoran (Tom Weston-Jones), who is the cop of the title, and Robert Morehouse (Kyle Schmid), draws unease even from Freeman’s loving wife Sara (Tessa Thompson). Essandoh, …Read On »

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TV Review: THE VAMPIRE DIARIES – Season 4 – “Memorial”

Candice Accola in THE VAMPIRE DIARIES - Season 4 - "Memorial" | ©2012 The CW/Annette Brown

Stars: Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder Writer: Jose Molina & Julie Plec, Based on the books by L.J. Smith Director: Rob Hardy      Network: The CW, airs Thursday nights Original Telecast: October 18, 2012 THE VAMPIRE DIARIES continues the evolution of Elena (Nina Dobrev) in the new episode “Memorial”, and while that is the central point of this one, there’s a lot going on in and around a few other storylines as well. This show has had its fair share of Vampire hunters and the like, and the supernatural population of Mystic Falls has always had the town council …Read On »

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TV Review: THE WALKING DEAD – Season 3 – “Sick”

Norman Reedus in THE WALKING DEAD - Season 3 - "Sick" | ©2012 AMC/Gene Page

Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Chandler Riggs, Danai Gurira, Melissa Suzanne McBride, IronE Singleton, Scott Wilson, Emily Kinney, Lew Temple, Markice Moore, Vincent Ward, Nick Gomez, Theodus Crane Writer: Nichole Beattie Director: Billy Gierhart Network: AMC, airs Sunday nights  Original Telecast: October 21, 2012 In the second episode of THE WALKING DEAD Season 3, “Sick,” Hershel’s (Scott Wilson) life hangs in the balance. Will the former farmer wake up alive, or will he turn, becoming a Walker determined to destroy his one-time friends and family? That’s the least of the group’s problems; the prison is …Read On »

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Interview: THE GIRL actor Toby Jones on playing Alfred Hitchcock

Toby Jones in THE GIRL | ©2012 HBO

In THE GIRL, which re-airs on HBO this week, Toby Jones plays filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock. It’s not an especially flattering view of the director/producer, as it deals with his unwanted fascination with actress Tippi Hedren (played in THE GIRL by Sienna Miller), who starred in THE BIRDS and MARNIE for Hitchcock. The London-born Jones is almost always working. A few recent credits include TINKER, TAILOR, SOLDIER, SPY, CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER, MY WEEK WITH MARILYN, THE HUNGER GAMES and the voice of Dobby in HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS, PT. 1. Speaking briefly about THE GIRL, Jones says …Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: COPPER star Kyle Schmid on Robert Morehouse

Kyle Schmid in COPPER - Season 1 | ©2012 BBC America/Cineflix (Copper) Inc.

On BBC America’s COPPER, which has its first-season finale tonight at 10 PM, Tom Weston-Jones plays the title character, Kevin Corcoran. Corcoran is a police detective who patrols the extremely mean streets of the Five Points neighborhood in 1864 New York. He gets a lot of help from two fellow Union Civil War veterans. One is African-American medical doctor Matthew Freeman, played by Ato Essandoh. The other is the well-bred and wealthy Robert Morehouse, played by Kyle Schmid. Schmid, born in Ontario, Canada, has compiled an impressive resume of films and television roles, including work in ODYSSEY 5, THE SISTERHOOD …Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: TRUE BLOOD star Carrie Preston chats THAT’S WHAT SHE SAID

THAT'S WHAT SHE SAID poster | ©2012 Phase 4 Films

Georgia-born Carrie Preston is both a filmmaker and an actress. Her most recent directing gig, the feature film THAT’S WHAT SHE SAID, is out in theatres this Friday. Fans of TRUE BLOOD know Preston as outspoken Bon Temps waitress Arlene Fowler, she has a recurring role on THE GOOD WIFE and it looks likely that she may reprise her character Grace, who’s the love interest for Finch (Michael Emerson, Preston’s real-life spouse) on PERSON OF INTEREST. Speaking by phone,Prestontalks about her parallel careers. ASSIGNMENT X: What is THAT’S WHAT SHE SAID about? CARRIE PRESTON: It is about two best friends. …Read On »

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