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DRIVEN: Richard Speight Jr. on new film, SUPERNATURAL and LUCIFER – Exclusive Interview – Part 2

Richard Speight Jr. in DRIVEN | ©2020 Uncork’d Entertainment

In Part 2 of our exclusive interview phone interview with Richard Speight Jr., he talks more about his acting work playing a novice demon hunter in the new low-budget supernatural feature film DRIVEN, written by fellow lead Casey Dillard and directed by Glenn Payne. Speight also discusses directing for the series SUPERNATURAL – he plays the Trickster/Loki/archangel Gabriel on the show – and LUCIFER, as well as fan conventions. ASSIGNMENT X: Having made a scripted TV series, KINGS OF CON, with Rob Benedict – who plays Chuck/God on SUPERNATURAL – about being actors who appear at fan conventions, and being […]Read On »

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DRIVEN: Richard Speight Jr. on playing a demon hunter – Exclusive Interview – Part 1

Richard Speight Jr. in DRIVEN | ©2020 Uncork’d Entertainment

DRIVEN is a light-hearted, low-budget horror film. Richard Speight Jr. stars as Roger, a demon hunter who is perhaps in over his head when he engages the rideshare services of driver Emerson (Casey Dillard, who also wrote the screenplay). The film has won Best Feature Award at both the Jackson Crossroads and Tupelo Film Festivals, Best Homegrown Film at the Magnolia Film Festival, and earned Speight a Best Actor Award at the Nashville Film Festival Graveyard Shift Competition for his performance (the movie itself was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize). Speight, originally from Nashville, Tennessee, directs, writes, and produces, […]Read On »

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Movie Review: DRIVEN (2020)

DRIVEN Movie poster | ©2020 Uncork’d Entertainment

Rating: Not Rated Stars: Richard Speight Jr., Casey Dillard Writer: Casey Dillard Director: Glenn Payne Distributor: Uncork’d Entertainment Release Date: June 16, 2020  The new movie DRIVEN, being released on June 16, 2020, should not be confused with the 2018 Jason Sudeikis/Lee Pace starrer of the same name about John DeLorean, or the other 2018 DRIVEN, about an out-of-control race car driver who falls in love, or the other race car driver movie, also called DRIVEN, that starred Sylvester Stallone and was released in 2001, or the DRIVEN TV series from 2018, or … In other words, somebody should probably […]Read On »

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ONE DAY AT A TIME: Actor Stephen Tobolowsky on Season 4 – Exclusive Interview – Part 1

ONE DAY AT A TIME Season 4 Key Art | ©2020 Pop TV

ONE DAY AT A TIME, like many other series, found itself stymied by the industry-wide shutdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. However, its makes have come up with a midseason solution: on Tuesday, June 16, Pop TV will air an animated episode of the usually live-action comedy. Created by Gloria Calderon Kellett & Mike Royce, the new ONE DAY AT A TIME premiered on Netflix in 2017, introducing us to the Cuban-American Alvarez family. Justina Machado plays divorced mom Penelope, with two teenagers – daughter Elena, played by Isabella Gomez, and son Alex, played by Marcel Ruiz – at home. […]Read On »

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Movie Review: THE KING OF STATEN ISLAND

THE KING OF STATEN ISLAND movie poster | ©2020 Universal Pictures

Rating: R Stars: Pete Davidson, Marisa Tomei, Bel Powley, Bill Burr, Maude Apatow Writers: Judd Apatow & Pete Davidson & Dave Sirus Director: Judd Apatow Distributor: Universal Pictures Release Date: June 12, 2020 THE KING OF STATEN ISLAND is so targeted at a specific audience that it may be unfair for anybody who’s not in that demographic to review it. The movie is dedicated to star/co-writer’s Pete Davidson’s father, the late firefighter Scott Davidson, and it’s impossible not to respect the sincerity of the tribute. THE KING OF STATEN ISLAND has Davidson playing Scott Carlin, who at age twenty-four, is […]Read On »

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DVD/Blu-Ray Review: CREEPSHOW Season 1

CREEPSHOW Season 1 - Blu-ray | ©2020 RLJE Films

Rating: TV-MA Stars: Logan Allen, David Arquette, Adrienne Barbeau, Hannah Barefoot, Tobin Bell, Tracey Bonner, Jeffrey Combs, Voltaire Colin Council, Bruce Davison, James Devoti, Giancarlo Esposito, Cailey Fleming, Dana Gould, Tricia Helfer, Ravi Naidu, Antwon “Big Boi” Patton, DJ Qualls, Dane Rhodes, Gena Shaw, Sydney Wease Writers: Philip de Blasi, Christopher Buehlman, Jason Ciamarella, Paul Dini, John Esposito, John Harrison, Bruce Jones, Stephen Langford, Josh Malerman, Dori Miller, David J. Schow, Rob Schrab, John Skipp, Matt Venne, Byron Willinger Directors: Roxanne Benjamin, David Bruckner, John Harrison, Greg Nicotero, Tom Savini, Rob Schrab Distributor: RLJE Films Release Date (home video): June […]Read On »

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COUNCIL OF DADS: Actress Sarah Wayne Callies on new drama – Exclusive Interview

Sarah Wayne Callies as Robin Perry in COUNCIL OF DADS - Season 1| ©2020 NBC/Jeff Lipsky

NBC’s COUNCIL OF DADS is on Thursday nights in its first season. The feel-good drama, created by Tony Phelan and Joan Rater, is about a family that loses one member, only to gain many more. In the pilot, Scott Perry (Tom Everett Scott), having received a cancer diagnosis, asks the three men he trusts most – Anthony (Clive Standen), Larry (Michael O’Neill), and Oliver (J. August Richards) – to be there for his family and serve as substitute dads after his death. This occurs partway through the first episode. Sarah Wayne Callies plays Dr. Robin Perry, Scott’s wife/widow and mother […]Read On »

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ALMOST PARADISE: Actor-Producer Christian Kane on new series and SUPERNATURAL – Exclusive Interview – Part 2

Christian Kane in ALMOST PARADISE - Season 1 | ©2020 Electric Entertainment/WGN America

In Part 2 of our exclusive telephone interview with Christian Kane, he talks more about starring in and being a producer on the series ALMOST PARADISE, airing Monday nights on WGN America and then on Amazon and the Electric Now app, plus his guest appearance on SUPERNATURAL, his music, and more. ASSIGNMENT X: You star as Alex Walker and you’re a producer on ALMOST PARADISE, which is the first U.S.-made TV series to shoot in the Philippines. Between wearing those two hats, you said you have your fingers in a bunch of different things on the show, so what are […]Read On »

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TV Review: SUPERNATURAL – Season 15 – “Destiny’s Child”

Genevieve Padalecki as Ruby in SUPERNATURAL - Season 15 - "Destiny's Child" | ©2020 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved/Katie Yu

Stars: Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Misha Collins, Alexander Calvert, Lisa Berry, Danneel Ackles, Rachel Miner, Genevieve Padalecki, William C. Vaughn, Amelie Eve Writers: Brad Buckner & Eugenie Ross-Leming, story by Meredith Glynn & Robert Berens, series created by Eric Kripke Director: Amyn Kaderali Network: The CW, Mondays @ 8 PM Original Airdate: March 23, 2020  The SUPERNATURAL episode “Destiny’s Child” is agreeable, if exposition-heavy. A fair amount of time is given to gags that seem like they may have been a long time in the making. In the bunker, Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) are going through the […]Read On »

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THE ROOKIE: Creator Alexi Hawley on Season 2 – Exclusive Interview

Richard T. Jones as Sergeant Wade Grey, Alyssa Diaz as Angela Lopez, Nathan Fillion as John Nolan, Eric Winter as Tim Bradford, Melissa O'Neil as Lucy Chen, and Titus Makin Jr. as Jackson West in THE ROOKIE - Season 2 | ©2020 ABC/Andrew Eccles

In Season 2 of THE ROOKIE, Sunday nights on ABC, Nathan Fillion’s title character, John Nolan, continues his education as the oldest rookie in the LAPD. This season, he’s got a new training officer, Nyla Harper (played by Mekia Cox), a former undercover officer. Harper was written in after Afton Williamson, who played the rookie’s previous training officer Talia Bishop, left the series complaining of sexual harassment by a guest actor and a crew member. Other changes on THE ROOKIE involve Nolan’s fellow trainee Lucy Chen (Melissa O’Neil) surviving being kidnapped and buried alive by a serial killer, Lucy’s training […]Read On »

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