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TEN DAYS IN THE VALLEY: Adewale Akinnouye-Agbaje plays detective in new ABC series – Interview

Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje in TEN DAYS IN THE VALLEY - Season 1 | ©2017 ABC/Eric McCandless

As its title suggests, ABC’s Sunday night miniseries TEN DAYS IN THE VALLEY takes place over the course of a week-and-a-half in L.A. County. Kyra Sedgwick (also an executive producer here) stars as TV producer/writer Jane Sadler. Jane, who previously made documentaries, is doing her first drama series, concerned with police corruption, which is closer to reality than some people would like. Jane is also in the middle of a hostile marital separation when her young daughter Lake (Abigail Pniowsky) vanishes from their home in the middle of the night. Adewale Akinnouye-Agbaje (when asked, he cordially supplies the correct pronunciation: […]Read On »

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Movie Review: THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE movie poster | ©2017 Universal Pictures

Rating: R Stars: Miles Teller, Beulah Koale, Haley Bennett, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Amy Schumer, Scott Haze, Brad Beyer, Omar J. Dorsey Writer: Jason Hall, based on the book by David Finkel Director: Jason Hall Distributor: Universal Pictures Release Date: October 27, 2017 THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE takes its title from the phrase commonly uttered to U.S. soldiers home from the war. The film, based on a nonfiction bestseller by David Finkel, follows several U.S. Army Iraq War veterans as they return home to Topeka, Kansas in 2007. While a number of other veterans and their families figure in THANK YOU […]Read On »

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EDGAR ALLAN POE: BURIED ALIVE: Filmmaker Eric Stange on the tortured author – Exclusive Interview

Denis O'Hare stars as Edgar Allan Poe in AMERICAN MASTERS - EDGAR ALLAN POE: BURIED ALIVE | © 2017 PBS

Eric Stange (pronounced STANG-ee) created EDGAR ALLAN POE: BURIED ALIVE, which premieres on PBS as part of the network’s AMERICAN MASTERS series on Monday, October 30, appropriately the day before Halloween. EDGAR ALLAN POE: BURIED ALIVE has an unconventional format, with Denis O’Hare (a Tony-winning actor who is also a veteran of AMERICAN HORROR STORY and TRUE BLOOD) portraying the tortured author. O’Hare gives a solo performance that is interspersed with interviews with Poe scholars. Stange, a documentary filmmaker whose work includes programs for PBS’ NOVA and AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, talks about BURIED ALIVE, which examines Poe’s role as one of […]Read On »

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OUTLANDER: Executive producer Maril Davis on Season 3 – Exclusive Interview

OUTLANDER logo | ©2017 Starz

The Starz series OUTLANDER, now in its third season on Sunday nights, owes its success to many people. The Diana Gabaldon novels, translated for the television screen by Ron Moore, stars Caitriona Balfe as mid-twentieth-century English nurse-turned surgeon Claire Randall and Sam Heughan as her eighteenth-century Highlander soulmate Jamie Fraser. Without executive producer Maril Davis, OUTLANDER the show would not exist, at least not in its present form. It was Davis who brought the project to her producing partner Moore in the first place. ASSIGNMENT X: Has OUTLANDER the series turned out pretty much the way you envisioned it when […]Read On »

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TV Review: DANCING WITH THE STARS – Season 25 – Week 6 – Movie Night – Nick Lachey gets cut

Nick Lachey and Peta Murgatroyd in DANCING WITH THE STARS - Season 25 | ©2017 ABC/Craig Sjodin

Stars: Vanessa Lachey, Nikki Bella, Frankie Muniz, Terrell Owens, Jordan Fisher, Victoria Arlen, Nick Lachey, Drew Scott, Lindsey Stirling Network: ABC, airs Monday Original Telecast: October 23rd, 2017 DANCING WITH THE STARS: Season 25 – Movie Night had drama, science fiction and animation but no genre could save Nick Lachey & Peta Murgatroyd from being swept up off the cutting room floor. Tonight, we said goodbye to Lachey & Murgatroyd as Lindsey Stirling & Mark Ballas up’ed their game yet again, achieving a perfect 40 score for the night. On their heels is Jordan Fisher & the other Lindsey, Arnold […]Read On »

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MARVEL’S INHUMANS: Showrunner Scott Buck on new Marvel series – Exclusive Interview

MARVEL'S INHUMANS Key Art | ©2017 ABC

In MARVEL’S INHUMANS, Friday nights on ABC, there is trouble on the moon and on the Earth. King Black Bolt (Anson Mount), whose voice can destroy walls, and his queen Medusa (Serinda Swan), whose hair can be a tensile weapon, are rulers of a hidden kingdom on the moon, with a super-powered upper class. However, Black Bolt’s human brother Maximus (Iwan Rheon) has made a play for power, and now all hell is breaking loose. MARVEL’S INHUMANS executive producer Scott Buck developed the series and serves as its show runner. He also developed IRON FIST for Marvel on Netflix. His […]Read On »

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TV Review: SUPERNATURAL – Season 13 – “The Rising Son”

Samantha Smith as Mary Winchester and Mark Pellegrino as Lucifer in SUPERNATURAL - Season 13 - "Rising Son" | © 2017 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved/Jack Rowand

Stars: Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Mark Pellegrino, Alexander Calvert, Samantha Smith, Keith Szarabajka, Christian Keyes, Jeffrey Vincent Parise, Alex Barima Writers: Eugenie Ross-Leming & Brad Buckner, series created by Eric Kripke Director: Thomas J. Wright Network: The CW, Thursdays @ 8 PM Original Airdate: October 19, 2017 In SUPERNATURAL Season 13’s second episode, “The Rising Son,” Lucifer’s three-day-old, young-man-looking son Jack (Alexander Calvert) does indeed rise in his powers. At the same time, we meet the fourth Prince of Hell Asmodeus (Jeffrey Vincent Parise) and see the further adventures of Lucifer (Mark Pellegrino) and Mary Winchester (Samantha Smith) in the […]Read On »

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Movie Review: THE SNOWMAN

THE SNOWMAN movie poster | ©2017 Universal Pictures

Rating: R Stars: Michael Fassbender, Rebecca Ferguson, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Jonas Karlsson, Michael Yates, Ronan Vibert, J.K. Simmons, Val Kilmer, David Dencik, Toby Jones, Genevieve O’Reilly, James D’Arcy Writers: Peter Straughan and Hossein Amini and Saren Sveistrup, based on the novel by Jo Nesbo Director: Tomas Alfredson Distributor: Universal Pictures Release Date: October 20, 2017 There might never be a great week for it, but this feels like especially bad timing for a movie like THE SNOWMAN to be released. With #MeToo hashtags prominent on the Internet and discussion of gender imbalance everywhere, this doesn’t seem like the best moment for […]Read On »

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Dorking Out – Episode 69: The Battle of the Sexes and Star Trek Discovery Edition

Dorking Out Podcast | © 2017 Dorking Out Show

Hey there, dorks. In this week’s episode, we offer a few recommendations for horror movies to watch during the scariest month of the year. We are joined by Anthony C. Ferrante, director of BOO, HEADLESS HORSEMAN and the SHARKNADO movies, Ryan Mitchelle, director of JESUS BRO and Peter Brown, associate editor of Assignment X. We each picked a horror movie favorite, and most of the movies were released between 1982-1983. Only one of us picked a movie outside of those years. You’ll never guess who it was. In our second segment, Chris and Sonia review BATTLE OF THE SEXES, starring Emma Stone and Steve Carell. And finally, […]Read On »

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SEAL TEAM: Executive producer Christopher Chulack – Exclusive Interview

David Boreanaz is Jason Hayes in SEAL TEAM - Season 1 | ©2017 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved/Cliff Lipson

SEAL TEAM, CBS’ new Wednesday-night military drama, has been picked up for a full season. David Boreanaz stars as Jason Hayes, leader of an elite U.S. Navy Tier One squad that flies to hot spots all over the world to rescue and otherwise protect Americans. Executive producer Christopher Chulack is the directing producer on SEAL TEAM, supervising the directors on the episodes he doesn’t helm himself. Chulack has an extensive background in television action/drama and even comedy, with a career that includes THIRD WATCH, ER, SOUTHLAND, LONGMIRE, SHAMELESS and ANIMAL KINGDOM. When CBS brings a group of press to visit […]Read On »

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