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TV Review: LONGMIRE – Season 1 – “The Worst Kind of Hunter”

Katee Sackoff in LONGMIRE - Season 1 - "The Worst Kind of Hunter" | ©2012 A&E

Stars: Robert Taylor, Katee Sackhoff, Lou Diamond Phillips, Cassidy Freeman, Bailey Chase, Adam Bartley, Louanne Stephens  Writer:  Hunt Baldwin & John Coveny, Series created by Hunt Baldwin & John Coveny, Based on the novels by Craig Johnson Director: Peter Weller  Network: A&E, airs Sunday nights Original Telecast: July 8, 2012 LONGMIRE is almost like SIX FEET UNDER, at the start of every episode I wait to see either how the victim is going to die, or what condition the body is in when it’s found. It’d be kind of funny just once to have a wood burned sign with the […]Read On »

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2012 Los Angeles Film Festival Wrap Up

The L.A. Film Festival 2012 logo

Los Angeles is well known for a being a city of clashing cultures and this years LA Film Festival found its opening night film competing with the aftermath of the LA King hockey championship celebration. It all happened around the LA Live center that includes the mammoth Staples Center, Club Noikia and the LA Live Regal Cinemas. So if you’d come down on Thursday, June 14th you could have watched the Stanley Cup winning Kings parade down Figueroa St and then assemble in the Staples Center for a ticket only rally. If you like your entertainment a bit more cinematic […]Read On »

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TV Review: TEEN WOLF – Season 2 – “Restraint”

Colton Haynes in TEEN WOLF - Season 2 - "Restraint" | ©2012 MTV

Stars: Tyler Posey, Crystal Reed, Dylan O’Brien, Tyler Hoechlin, Holland Roden, Colton Haynes, Linden Ashby, JR Bourne Writer: Nick Antosca & Ned Vizzini Director Russell Mulcahy Network: MTV, airs Monday nights Original Telecast: July 9, 2012 Once again, TEEN WOLF continues its feature film quality and delivers another great episode with “Restraint.” Of course the title could be further from the truth, since this episode is packed with non-stop action and plot turns. Restraint is the last thing on its mind as all the pieces of a very elaborate puzzle are being laid out with fantastic results. The plot elements […]Read On »

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TV Review: PERCEPTION – Season 1 – “Pilot” – Series Premiere

Eric McCormack in PERCEPTION - Season 1 | ©2012 TNT

Stars: Eric McCormack, Rachael Leigh Cook, Kelly Rowan, Arjay Smith Writers: Ken Biller & Mike Sussman Director: Alan Poul Network: TNT, airs Monday nights Original Telecast: July 9, 2012 What is real and what is a hallucination? That’s the trick the new TNT drama series PERCEPTION tries pulling on viewers. Think of it as A BEAUTIFUL MIND meets HOUSE as the brilliant, yet mentally unstable neuroscience expert  Dr. Daniel Pierce (Eric McCormack). He is asked by former student Kate Moretti (Rachael Leigh Cook) to assist involving a strange murder now that she’s working for the F.B.I. As the episode twists […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: DEXTER Season 7 news from producer Manny Coto and more

Michael C. Hall in DEXTER - Season 6 - "Sins of Omission" | ©2011 Showtime/Randy Tepper

As most people know by now, Showtime’s series DEXTER is both a critical and a ratings hit, with a four consecutive Outstanding Drama Emmy nominations to its credit. Star Michael C. Hall has won a Golden Globe and been nominated for four consecutive Best Actor Emmys for his portrayal of Dexter Morgan, a seemingly mild-mannered Miami police blood splatter analyst by day and a serial killer who takes out other murders by night. Over the years, we’ve seen Dexter get married, father a son, have his wife murdered by another serial killer (John Lithgow, who won a Supporting Actor Emmy […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: WILFRED star Jason Gann talks Season 2 and more

Jason Gann in WILFRED - Season 2 | ©2012 FX/Frank Ockenfels

There are plenty of other TV series with characters who are former lawyers, but FX’s WILFRED is the only one where the lead, Ryan (played by Elijah Wood), sees his neighbor’s dog Wilfred, played by Jason Gann, as a man in a dog suit. Not only that, but Wilfred keeps urging Ryan to do some questionable things – and then Wilfred generally urges Ryan to undo whatever it was before calamity strikes. There origins of WILFRED are almost as uncommon as its premise. It started as a half-hour short film written by Gann and Adam Zwar (with Gann as Wilfred […]Read On »

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TV Review: TRUE BLOOD – Season 5 – “Let’s Boot and Rally”

Anna Paquin in TRUE BLOOD - Season 5 - "Let's Boot and Rally" | ©2012 HBO/John P. Johnson

Stars: Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Alexander Skarsgard, Sam Trammell, Ryan Kwanten, Rutina Wesley, Christopher Meloni, Chris Bauer, Nelsan Ellis, Joe Manganiello, Carrie Preston, Deborah Ann Woll, Michael McMillian, Denis O’Hare, Jim Parrack, Kristin Bauer van Straten, Todd Lowe, Lauren Bowles, Valentina Cervi, Janina Gavankar, Lucy Griffiths, Scott Foley, Chris Heyerdahl, Alfre Woodard, Kevin Alejandro, Tina Majorino Writer: Angela Robinson, series created by Alan Ball, based on Charlaine Harris’ Sookie Stackhouse novels Director: Michael Lehmann Network: HBO, Sundays @ 9 PM Airdate: July 8, 2012 This seems like a strange complaint to level at a show about vampires, werewolves and other […]Read On »

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TV Review: FALLING SKIES – Season 2 – “Love and Other Acts of Courage”

Connor Jessup in FALLING SKIES - Season 2 - "Love and Other Acts of Courage" | ©2012 TNT/James Dittiger

Stars: Noah Wyle, Moon Bloodgood, Will Patton, Connor Jessup, Drew Roy, Maxim Knight, Sarah Carter Writer:  Joe Weisberg Director:  John Dahl Network: TNT, airs Sunday nights Original Telecast: July 8, 2012 Whereas last season of FALLING SKIES felt like the story meandered a little too much (but it was still pretty good), Season 2 is just one big ass-kicking episode after another. With “Love and Other Acts of Courage” the 2nd Mass learns more about the Skitters and what their possible plan is after a whole gaggle of visitors are wiped out mysteriously, but not by humans. It was in […]Read On »

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Exclusive Photos from the SAVAGES World Premiere

Taylor Kitsch at the World Premiere of SAVAGES | ©2012 Sue Schneider

Universal Pictures presented the World Premiere of SAVAGES at the Regency Village Theatre in Westwood recently This star-studded cast brought out tons of fans and press. Seen walking the carpet were the stars of the film, which included: Taylor Kitsch, Blake Lively, John Travolta, Benicio Del Toro, Salma Hayek, Emile Hirsch, Demian Bichir, Sandra Echeverria, Jake McLaughlin, Joel David Moore, Leonard Roberts, Antonio Jaramillo, Amber Dixon, Jonathan Patrick Moore, Trevor Donovan, Screenwriter/Director Oliver Stone and Composer Adam Peters. Joining them were guests, which included: Shaun Robinson, Vik Sahay, Mary-Louise Parker, John Paul DeJoria, Stefanie Sherk, Yuna, Nikki Blonsky, Cameron Deane […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: BRAVE producer Katherine Sarafian talks Scotland, mythology and animating bears

Merida in BRAVE | ©2012 Disney Pixar

In Walt Disney Pictures/Pixar’s new animated feature film BRAVE, we are the misty and magical realm of ancient Scotland, where young Princess Merida (voiced by Scottish actress Kelly Macdonald) finds that she must fight to save her family and the kingdom when a magical spell goes awry. BRAVE producer Katherine Sarafian has been working with Pixar since the days when first TOY STORY film was in production during the 1990s. She served in a number of capacities on TOY STORY 2, A BUG’S LIFE, MONSTERS INC. and THE INCREDIBLES and produced the short film LIFTED. BRAVE is Sarafian’s first gig […]Read On »

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