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THE GIFTED: Amy Acker talks about Season 1 and reflects on ANGEL – Exclusive Interview

Amy Acker as Caitlin Strucker in THE GIFTED – Season 1 | ©2017 Fox/Ryan Green

THE GIFTED had its two-hour first-season finale this week on Fox, but Marvel mutant fans should not fear, though. Matt Nix’s narrative about a superpowered group resisting an oppressive government has been picked up for a second season. Amy Acker stars in THE GIFTED as Kate Strucker, a married mother of two whose life has recently been turned upside down. Kate, a nurse, is happily married to Reed (Stephen Moyer), who has prosecuted mutants whose powers have been used for destruction. Then Kate and Reed find that both of their teen children, Lauren (Natalie Alyn Lind) and Andy (Percy Hynes […]Read On »

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NCIS: Rocky Carroll on Season 15 – Exclusive Interview

Rocky Carroll in NCIS - Season 15 - "Family Ties" | ©2017 CBS/Bill Inoshita

Now in its fifteenth season, CBS’s NCIS continues to be one of the most popular dramatic TV series on the planet. Currently airing Tuesday nights, the series about the U.S. Naval Criminal Investigation Services has spawned two spinoffs (NCIS: LOS ANGELES and NCIS: NEW ORLEANS) and gone through a multitude of cast changes, though Mark Harmon has held steady as star Leroy Jethro Gibbs and as one of the series executive producers. Rocky Carroll has been with NCIS since Season 5 in 2008 as the man who would become Gibbs’ commanding officer, NCIS Director Leon Vance. Carroll, originally from Cincinatti, […]Read On »

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THE GOOD DOCTOR: Antonia Thomas on playing an American surgeon – Exclusive Interview

Antonia Thomas as Dr. Claire Brown in THE GOOD DOCTOR - Season 1 |©2017 ABC/Stuart Pettican

In ABC’s new Monday-night drama THE GOOD DOCTOR, Freddie Highmore plays Dr. Shaun Murphy, a first-year surgical resident who is exceptionally intuitive as a doctor and who is also autistic. Antonia Thomas plays Dr. Claire Browne, a fellow surgical resident who befriends Shaun. Thomas is known for her work in MISFITS, SUNSHINE ON LEITH and HOMEFRONT. Like costar Highmore, Thomas actually hails from London, England, but is playing an American for THE GOOD DOCTOR. ASSIGNMENT X: Does the American accent come to you easily, or did you really have to work with somebody to get it down? ANTONIA THOMAS: I […]Read On »

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CRIMINAL MINDS: Aisha Tyler gives the scoop on Season 13 – Exclusive Interview

Aisha Tyler in CRIMINAL MINDS - Season 13 | ©2017 CBS/Cliff Lipson

CRIMINAL MINDS is now in its thirteenth season on Wednesday nights on CBS. The series deals with the Behavioral Analysis Unit, or BAU, of the FBI. In the show, the regular characters catch serial killers and other human predators on a weekly basis. Aisha Tyler joined CRIMINAL MINDS two years ago as forensic psychiatric Dr. Tara Lewis. The prolific Tyler is also a writer who contributes scripts to the series, and she’s also a director, producer and television host. She had to leave her regular gig on THE TALK to make room for all her other current projects – she […]Read On »

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Blu-ray Review: HELL NIGHT Collector’s Edition

HELL NIGHT Blu-ray | ©2017 Shout Factory

Stars: Vincent Van Patten, Kevin Brophy, Jenny Neumann, Suki Goodwin, Jimmy Sturtevant, Peter Barton Writer: Randoph Feldman Director: Tom DeSimone Distributor: Scream Factory Suggested Retail Price: $34.93 As most of the classic and cult 1980s horror films have been given their Blu-ray special edition due, there are still a handful of leftovers yet to see the high-def light of day. Thankfully, Shout! Factory (via their Scream Factory label) has knocked another one of those Holy Grail titles off the list with 1981’s HELL NIGHT. Produced by Compass International Pictures (responsible for 1978’s HALLOWEEN and later cult faves 1980s FADE TO […]Read On »

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WISDOM OF THE CROWD: Natalia Tena also talks GAME OF THRONES and HARRY POTTER – Interview

Natalia Tena stars as Sara Morton in WISDOM OF THE CROWD - Season 1 | ©2017 CBS/Brendan Meadows

In CBS’s Sunday-night drama WISDOM OF THE CROWD, Jeremy Piven plays tech billionaire Jeffrey Tanner. After his daughter is murdered, Jeffrey walks away from his phenomenally successful company to concentrate on a crime-solving crowd-sourced algorithm. It’s meant to catch the killer, but it winds up helping solve a lot of other cases as well. Natalia Tena (pronounced, she says, TEN-ah) plays Sara Morton, Jeffrey’s business and romantic partner. The English actress is recognized all over the world for playing the Wildling Osha in GAME OF THRONES and Nymphadora Tonks in the HARRY POTTER franchise (and, it turns out, for a […]Read On »

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Movie Review: INSIDIOUS: THE LAST KEY

INSIDIOUS THE LAST KEY movie poster | ©2017 Universal Pictures

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Lin Shaye, Angus Sampson, Leigh Whannell, Caitlin Gerard, Spencer Locke, Rob Stewart, Kirk Acevedo, Ava Kolker, Pierce Pope Writer: Leigh Whannell, based on characters created by Leigh Whannell Director: Adam Robitel Distributor: Universal Pictures Release Date: January 5, 2018 INSIDIOUS: THE LAST KEY is the fourth film in the INSIDIOUS series, following the effectively scary 2010 original, the retcon-happy 2013 sequel and the decent 2015 prequel. In the manner of STAR WARS chronology, INSIDIOUS: THE LAST KEY is set after the events of INSIDIOUS 3 but before the first INSIDIOUS. Not to worry: even for people who haven’t […]Read On »

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Movie Review: THE POST

THE POST movie poster | ©2017 20th Century Fox

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Sarah Paulson, Matthew Rhys, Bob Odenkirk, Bruce Greenwood, Carrie Coon, Tracy Letts, Bradley Whitford, Bruce Greenwood, Alison Brie, Jesse Plemons Writers: Liz Hannah and Josh Singer Director: Steven Spielberg Distributor: 20th Century Fox Release Date: December 29, 2017 A 1970s-set drama about a newspaper in Washington, D.C. may not sound like the feel-good movie of the year. However, for those who felt 2017 was the epitome of an absurdist political nightmare, THE POST may bring perfect holiday cheer. While Watergate ultimately got the bigger press – think ALL THE PRESIDENT’S MEN (which this […]Read On »

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LUCIFER: Kevin Alejandro gives the scoop on Season 3 – Exclusive Interview

Kevin Alejandro in LUCIFER - Season 3 - "Chloe Does Lucifer" | ©2017 Fox/Jason Bell

In LUCIFER, now in its third season Mondays on Fox, Tom Ellis plays the actual fallen angel. While self-centered, this Lucifer is self-centered but basically keen on justice. He’s also keen on LAPD homicide detective Chloe Decker (Lauren German), and has made himself at home as a police consultant. Kevin Alejandro plays Detective Dan Espinosa, Chloe’s ex-husband and father of their young daughter Trixie (Scarlett Estevez). Dan, like Chloe, doesn’t know that Lucifer is the Devil, but he has learned to tolerate the oddly-behaved associate over time. Dan also had an affair with a woman who was actually Lucifer’s goddess […]Read On »

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THE GIFTED: Creator Matt Nix on Marvel’s TV mutants – Exclusive Interview

Sean Teale, Jamie Chung, Blair Redford, Emma Dumont, Percy Hynes White, Amy Acker, Stephen Moyer, Natalie Alyn Lind and Coby Bell in THE GIFTED – Season 1 | ©2017 Fox/Miller Mobley

THE GIFTED is currently in its first season on Fox, Monday nights. Matt Nix, creator of BURN NOTICE, adapted the project for television. THE GIFTED is set in Marvel’s X-Men universe, but the X-Men are nowhere to be found. Mutants are banding together against persecution by Sentinel Services, an arm of the government that “detains” anyone who does anything that might be construed as abuse of power. Ordinary humans Reed (Stephen Moyer) and Kate Strucker (Amy Acker) are astonished when both of their adolescent children, Lauren (Natalie Alyn Lind) and Andy (Percy Hynes White), suddenly demonstrate their mutant powers in […]Read On »

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