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TV Review: BREAKING BAD – Season 5 – “To’hajiilee”

Dean Norris as Hank Schrader in BREAKING BAD - Season 5 - "To ha'jiilee | ©2013 AMC/Ursula Coyote

Stars:  Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn, Dean Norris, Betsy Brandt, RJ Mitte, Bob Odenkirk Writer: Vince Gilligan and George Mastras Director: Michelle MacLaren Network: AMC, airs Sunday Nights Original Telecast: September 8, 2013 Even if I were not a fan of BREAKING BAD and its characters, and not particularly interested in how the complex moral universe of this show is going to resolve itself in the next month, I’d still have to tip my hat to it only for the sheer skill and craft on display during the final half hour of “To’hajiilee.”  BREAKING BAD’s creators really put on […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: MISTRESSES star Rochelle Aytes on Season 1

Rochelle Aytes in MISTRESSES - Season 1 | ©2013 ABC/Bob D'Amico

In the first-season finale of MISTRESSES, on ABC Monday September 9 at 9 PM, Rochelle Aytes’ character April Malloy must choose between her husband and her boyfriend, though that’s far from the only crisis facing her and the other three leading ladies, Alyssa Milano as Savi, Yunjin Kim as Karen and Jes Macallan as Joss. Native New Yorker Aytes was actually in another MISTRESSES project – a 2009 Lifetime movie that costarred Milano’s CHARMED colleague Holly Marie Combs – along with being a regular or frequently recurring character on DRIVE, THE FORGOTTEN, DETROIT 1-8-7 and DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES; her feature credits […]Read On »

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Exclusive Photos from the 2013 PaleyFest Previews: Fall TV – The CW

Robbie Amell, and Mark Pellegrino at the CW night - showcasing THE TOMORROW PEOPLE at The Paley Center For Media Celebrates the Fall TV Season | ©2013 Sue Schneider

The Paley Center for Media once again is hosting the celebration of the Fall TV Season with the 2013 PALEYFEST PREVIEWS: Fall TV at their Beverly Hills digs. On September 7th it was a night with the CW showcasing one of their new shows THE TOMORROW PEOPLE, which is a story of several young people from around the world who have special powers and who represent the next stage in human evolution. Walking into the Paley Center, were stars: Robbie Amell (ARROW’S Stephen Amell’s cousin), Mark Pellegrino (SUPERNATURAL, LOST) and Executive Producers – Greg Berlanti, Julie Plec, Danny Cannon and […]Read On »

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Movie Review: WINNIE MANDELA

WINNIE MANDELA poster | ©2013 RDJ Entertainment

Rating: R Stars: Jennifer Hudson, Terrence Howard, Elias Koteas, Wendy Crewson Writers: Andre Pieterse and Darrell Roodt, based on the book WINNIE MANDELA: A LIFE by Anne Marie du Prez Bezdrob Director: Darrell Roodt Distributor: RLJ Entertainment Release Date: September 6, 2013 The life of Nomzamo Wilfreda Zanyiwe Madikizela-Mandela, better known as Winnie Mandela, is so eventful and complex that trying to condense it into one hour and forty-seven minutes of screen time is an immense challenge. Director Darrell Roodt and fellow screenwriter Andre Pieterse, working from the biography WINNIE MANDELA: A LIFE by Anne Marie Du Prez Bezdrob, don’t […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: LOW WINTER SUN star Lennie James walks the beat

Lennie James in LOW WINTER SUN - Season 1 | ©2013 AMC/Frank Ockenfels 3

In AMC’s LOW WINTER SUN, Sundays at 10 PM, Lennie James plays Detroit police detective Joe Geddes, who persuades fellow homicide investigator Frank Agnew (Mark Strong) to help murder Joe’s detective partner. An attempt to make the death look like a suicide backfires, and there turns out to be a second dead body in the trunk of the victim’s car. Frank is assigned to solve the murder he and Joe committed, while Joe is under the scrutiny of Internal Affairs. While not nearly so deadly, there’s a bit of behind-the-scenes meta as well. LOW WINTER SUN was originally a three-hour […]Read On »

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SPARTACUS: WAR OF THE DAMNED Highlights this week in Blu-ray, DVD and VOD Releases

SPARTACUS WAR OF THE DAMNED | (c) 2013 Anchor Bay Home Entertainment

ZYour time is short. We know this. So in order to expedite your buying and Netflix decision making, we provide you with a list of the cool and not-so-cool titles coming out for movies, television and everything in-between. So put your feet up, grab some popcorn and check out this week’s selections. Movies: EMPIRE STATE – A decent action flick set in the 80s about a robbery that took place at an armored truck company that gets investigated by a hard nosed cop thinking that it was an inside job. Turns out he was right as Chris (Liam Hemsworth) fails […]Read On »

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TV Review: WILFRED – Season 3 – “Regrets” – Season Finale

Elijah Wood and Jason Gann in WILFRED - Season 3 - "Regrets" | ©2013 FX/Prashant Gupta

Stars: Elijah Wood, Jason Gann, Fiona Gubelmann, Dorian Brown, Chris Klein, James Remar, Mary Steenburgen, Kristen Schaal Writers: Reed Agnew & Eli Jorne, series created by Jason Gann & Adam Zwar, adapted for American television by David Zuckerman Director: Randall Einhorn Network: FX, Thursdays @ 10 PM Airdate: September 5, 2013 WILFRED is a very unpredictable show – it’s not like this series about a man who sees his neighbor’s dog as a man in a dog suit is playing by any kind of rule book – but if there is one thing we could absolutely count on, it was […]Read On »

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Movie Review: RIDDICK

RIDDICK movie poster | ©2013 Universal Pictures

Rating: R Stars: Vin Diesel, Jordi Molla, Matt Nable, Katee Sackhoff, Dave Bautista, Bokeem Woodbine, Raoul Trujillo, Nolan Gerard Funk Writer: David Twohy, based on characters created by Ken Wheat & Jim Wheat Director: David Twohy Distributor: Universal Release Date: September 6, 2013 In 2000, David Twohy directed PITCH BLACK, a nifty bit of sci-fi/action/horror, from a story by Ken Wheat & Jim Wheat (all three share screenplay credit), which introduced Vin Diesel’s character Richard B. Riddick. Riddick can see in the dark, a handy talent when stranded on a planet where monsters come out at night. The Writer/director then […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Harry Lennix on MR. SOPHISTICATION and MAN OF STEEL – Part 1

Harry Lennix in MR. SOPHISTICATION | ©2013

Harry Lennix is a very prolific actor. In discussing all his new, recent and upcoming projects in a telephone interview, he jokes, “I’m in every movie ever made.” That’s a slight exaggeration, but the Chicago-born actor does have a lengthy resume that includes the two MATRIX sequels, the Oscar-winning RAY, the Shakespeare adaptation TITUS ANDRONICUS, ACROSS THE UNIVERSE and this year’s MAN OF STEEL. Lennix is also one of the stars of NBC’s new espionage thriller series THE BLACKLIST, which premieres September 23. A film that’s especially close to Lennix’s heart is MR. SOPHISTICATION – as well as playing the […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Larry Landsman on REAL FEAR 2: THE TRUTH BEHIND MORE MOVIES

Members of the cast of REAL FEAR, a Chiller TV documentary | ©2013 FX

Most people know that THE AMITYVILLE HORROR is reportedly based on real events. Far fewer knew that the SILENT HILL films also had roots in history. The stories behind both of these films, along with THE MOTHMAN PROPHECIES and POLTERGEIST, were explored in last year’s REAL FEAR: THE TRUTH BEHIND THE MOVIES special, which aired on Chiller TV. Tonight, Friday September 6, Chiller TV is back with a follow-up, entitled REAL FEAR 2, or alternatively, REAL FEAR: THE TRUTH BEHIND MORE MOVIES. Larry Landsman, who executive-produced both two-hour specials, is on the phone to talk about the new edition. ASSIGNMENT X: […]Read On »

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