THE ACCOUNTANT movie poster | ©2016 Warner Bros.

Rating: R Stars: Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick, J.K. Simmons, Jon Bernthal, Jeffrey Tambor, Cynthia Addai-Robinson, John Lithgow, Jean Smart Writer: Bill Dubuque Director: Gavin O’Connor Distributor: Warner Bros. Release Date: October 14, 2016 The intentions behind THE ACCOUNTANT are broadly good. The filmmakers want to show the audience that people on the autism spectrum can be just as capable, if not more so, than neuro-typical (non-autistic) folks. There are certainly plenty of examples of autistic people who are extraordinarily gifted in fields like math and music. Rather than giving us another “very special” drama, director Gavin O’Connor, writer Bill Dubuque […]Read On »


WESTWORLD: Co-creator Jonathan Nolan re-envisions the Michael Crichton classic – Interview

WESTWORLD key art | ©2016 HBO

The 1973 cult hit WESTWORLD, based on Michael Crichton’s novel, centers around an immersive amusement park where customers can play at being gunslingers among lifelike androids. Naturally, something goes wrong. Now WESTWORLD has been reinvented by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy Nolan for HBO, which is now running the first season on Sunday nights. The new WESTWORLD still takes place in a very realistic recreated Old West, where profoundly humanlike androids do whatever the guests want. There are indeed glitches. But this WESTWORLD, instead of jumping into the “technology gone wrong, must escape” scenario, instead asks what all of the […]Read On »


Blu-ray Review: RAISING CAIN

RAISING CAIN Blu-ray | ©2016 Shout! Factory

Stars: John Lithgow, Lolita Davidovich, Steven Bauer, Frances Sternhagen Writer/Director: Brian De Palma Distributor: Shout! Factory Suggested Retail Price: $24.93 I was never a huge fan of Brian De Palma’s 1992 thriller RAISING CAIN. Bringing the director back to his early thriller roots (like DRESSED TO KILL and BLOW OUT) that were drenched deeply in Alfred Hitchcock suspense and callbacks, CAIN came off as a trainwreck of a movie mixing tones and themes but never truly satisfying. Was it supposed to be a comedy? A thriller? A black comedy? A parody of other De Palma films? While there was an […]Read On »


THIS IS US: Milo Ventimiglia talks new NBC show and GILMORE GIRLS revival – Interview

Milo Ventimiglia in THIS IS US - Season 1 | ©2016 NBC/Chris Haston

NBC’s hour-long Tuesday-night series THIS IS US is one of the best-received new shows of the fall. Created by Dan Fogelman, THIS IS US explores the lives of four people who share the same birthday and their families, in the Eighties and in the present. Milo Ventimiglia plays Jack, who is married to Rebecca (Mandy Moore). They are the birth parents of Kate (Chrissie Metz plays her as an adult) and Kevin (played as an adult by Justin Hartley) and adoptive parents of Randall (Sterling K. Brown portrays the grown version). Ventimiglia also reprises his role as Jess Mariano in […]Read On »


TV Review: DANCING WITH THE STARS – Season 23 – Week 5 – Most Memorable Year Night – No eliminations

James Hinchcliffe and Sharna Burgess inin DANCING WITH THE STARS - Season 23 | ©2016 ABC/Craig Sjodin

Stars: Amber Rose, Calvin Johnson Jr., James Hinchcliffe, Jana Kramer, Laurie Hernandez, Marilu Henner, Maureen McCormick,  Ryan Lochte, Terra Jolé Network: ABC, airs Monday Original Telecast: Oct. 10th, 2016 DANCING WITH THE STARS: Season 23 Most Memorable Night didn’t disappoint, though it certainly filled the ballroom with tears. The emotions were all laid out for the remaining nine celebs who seemed to relish in the opportunity to let it all out, therapy a la dance, if you will. At the top of that session arose James Hinchcliffe & Sharna Burgess who nearly earned a perfect score, 29 points. Following them […]Read On »


Exclusive Photos from SULLY Los Angeles Screening

Clint Eastwood at the Los Angeles Industry Screening of SULLY

Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow Pictures held the Los Angeles Screening of SULLY September 8th at The Directors Guild of America Theater in Los Angeles. It was a small event with the stars of the movie and guests. SULLY is the true story of Captain “Sully” Sullenberger who on January 15, 2009 glided his disabled plane onto the waters of the Hudson River and saved the lives of 155 passengers on board the plane. Clint Eastwood directed the film from the screenplay by Todd Komarnicki, which was based on the book “Highest Duty” written by Sullenberger and Jeffrey Zaslow. Seen […]Read On »


THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW: Tim Curry does the time warp again – Exclusive Interview


THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW, which debuted on the big screen in 1975, got a modest response at the time of its initial release. Nobody involved – creator Richard O’Brien, producer Lou Adler or star Tim Curry – had any idea that their movie, based on O’Brien’s original stage musical also starring Curry, would turn into the midnight movie experience by which all others are judged. Every weekend, all over the U.S. (and in other countries as well), fans dress up as the characters and act out the whole show in front of the screen as THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE […]Read On »



THE GIRL ON A TRAIN movie poster | ©2016 Universal Pictures

Rating: R Stars: Emily Blunt, Rebecca Ferguson, Haley Bennett, Justin Theroux, Luke Evans, Edgar Ramirez, Laura Prepon, Allison Janney, Darren Goldstein Writer: Erin Cressida Wilson, based on the novel by Paula Hawkins Director: Tate Taylor Distributor: Universal Release Date: October 7, 2016 On the upside, THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN starts out as being truly unpredictable. Those (a group that includes this reviewer) who haven’t read the source material, Paula Hawkins’ novel, will not only not know who done it, but won’t even know exactly who it’s been done to until it happens, and then not know why for a […]Read On »


THE EXORCIST: Jeremy Slater talks new horror series – Exclusive Interview

THE EXORCIST TV Series - Season 1 | ©2016 Fox

Fox Network’s new Friday-night series THE EXORCIST is based on William Peter Blatty’s best-selling novel, which was adapted into the hit 1973 feature film. In the TV version, we’re in present-day Chicago, where Angela Rance (Geena Davis) believes one of her daughters may be demonically possessed. Her priest, Father Tomas Ortega (Alfonso Hereira), finds evidence of the case from forty years ago (covered in the book and the film), and approaches exorcist Father Marcus Keane (Ben Daniels) for help. Executive producer Jeremy Slater, writer of THE LAZARUS EFFECT, developed THE EXORCIST for television. He talks about revisiting familiar demons during […]Read On »


PHANTASM RAVAGER: Director David Hartman takes on The Tall Man – Exclusive Interview

PHANTASM RAVAGER | ©2016 Well Go USA Entertainment

Where many long-surviving horror franchises are in the process of continually rebooting their characters with little sense of continuity or care, the PHANTASM series has stood out since 1979 for mostly using the same faces in front of and behind the camera. It’s a sense of familiarity, and family that has endeared a legion of “phans” to the series, giving them a personal sense of identification not only for the undead-battling brothers Mike and Jody (A. Michael Baldwin, Bill Thornbury) and their best bud Reggie “The Cream Man” (Reggie Bannister), but also has made us love the gravely humored Tall […]Read On »

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