Exclusive Interview: Three Questions with AN ADVENTURE IN SPACE AND TIME director Terry McDonough

David Bradley in AN ADVENTURE IN SPACE AND TIME | ©2013 BBCAmerica

Director Terry McDonough is the lucky man who was given the somewhat unenviable task of bringing the world of 1960’s BBC and the world of the first incarnation of DOCTOR WHO to life for the new TV movie AN ADVENTURE IN SPACE AND TIME. McDonough is a WHO fan himself, and he took a few minutes to give ASSIGNMENT X a taste of what went into creating that time period and that specific world for today’s audiences. ASSIGNMENT X: Can you talk about the process you went through to re-create the TARDIS and the Daleks on a limited budget? TERRY …Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: David Bradley becomes the 1st Doctor for AN ADVENTURE IN SPACE AND TIME – Part 2

David Bradley in AN ADVENTURE IN SPACE AND TIME | ©2013 BBCAmerica

Actor David Bradley has had pop culture fame for years. He was Argus Filch in the HARRY POTTER film franchise, and he was Walter Frey in HBO’s GAME OF THRONES television series. More recently he could be seen alongside 10th Doctor, David Tennant, in BROADCHURCH, and now he is appearing on our TV screens as the first Doctor William Hartnell in DOCTOR WHO AN ADVENTURE IN SPACE AND TIME. Bradley was a fan of the original WHO series, remembers when it started fifty years ago, and his resemblance to Hartnell is uncanny. So what makes it exciting for a fan …Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Producer Marcus Wilson talks DOCTOR WHO 50th and beyond!

Matt Smith as the Eleventh Doctor and David Tennant as the Tenth Doctor in The DOCTOR WHO 50th Anniversary Special - "The Day of the Doctor" | ©2013 BBCAmerica

Marcus Wilson has been a Producer on the current run of DOCTOR WHO for the last two series. Like all shows he has seen ups and downs in terms of fan and critic reaction to the episodes he has been part of. Now in it’s 50 Anniversary DOCTOR WHO is bigger that it ever has been, and it has a HUGE loyal following here the United States. With specials like AN ADVENTURE IN SPACE AND TIME, and the 50th Anniversary episode “The Day of the Doctor”, this year is big, big, bigger on the inside. Plus Wilson is seeing Matt …Read On »

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TV Review: BREAKING BAD – Season 5 – “Felina” – Series Finale

Bryan Cranston in BREAKING BAD - Season 5 - "Felina" ©2013 AMC/Ursula Coyote

Stars:  Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn, Dean Norris, Betsy Brandt, RJ Mitte, Bob Odenkirk Writer: Vince Gilligan Director: Vince Gilligan Network: AMC, airs Sunday Nights Original Telecast: September 29, 2013 I’ve had some time to digest “Felina,” the series finale of BREAKING BAD, and while, like the series itself, this episode is a great achievement and has given me ample food for thought over the past week, I feel uneasy because I can only offer support for it that’s a mile wide but an inch deep. That the show’s creators had enough of a handle on their dense and …Read On »

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TV Review: BREAKING BAD – Season 5 – “Granite State”

Bryan Cranston in BREAKING BAD - Season 5 - "Granite State" | ©2013 AMC/Ursula Coyote

Stars:  Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn, Dean Norris, Betsy Brandt, RJ Mitte, Bob Odenkirk Writer: Peter Gould Director: Peter Gould Network: AMC, airs Sunday Nights Original Telecast: September 22, 2013 Earlier in BREAKING BAD, at yet another juncture when Walt (Bryan Cranston) felt compelled to pull out all the stops to keep Jesse (Aaron Paul) from quitting their meth business because of his troubled conscience, Walt made the point that if there was a hell, they were pretty much both going there anyway, so what difference does a little more meth-cooking make?  In “Granite State,” BREAKING BAD’s penultimate episode, …Read On »

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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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TV Review: BREAKING BAD – Season 5 – “Rabid Dog”

Aaron Paul in Season 5 - "Rabid Dog" - BREAKING BAD | ©2013 AMC/Ursula Coyote

Stars:  Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn, Dean Norris, Betsy Brandt, RJ Mitte, Bob Odenkirk Writer: Sam Catlin Director: Sam Catlin Network: AMC, airs Sunday Nights Original Telecast: September 1, 2013 The latest BREAKING BAD episode “Rabid Dog” concerns itself entirely with the question of what action Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) will take next.  Specifically, now that he’s finally seen through Walt’s (Bryan Cranston) mask and knows what kind of person is hiding behind it, what is he actually prepared to do to bring Walt down?  And while the answer to that question seems pretty straightforward at the beginning of …Read On »

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TV Review: BREAKING BAD – Season 5 – “Buried”

Bryan Cranston in BREAKING BAD - Season 5 - "Buried" | ©2013 AMC/Ursula Coyote

Stars:  Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn, Dean Norris, Betsy Brandt, RJ Mitte, Bob Odenkirk Writer: Thomas Schnauz Director: Michelle MacLaren Network: AMC, airs Sunday Nights Original Telecast: August 18, 2013 If there were any doubts as to where Skyler’s loyalties belong in the looming showdown between Walt and Hank, “Buried” removed them completely, and did so in a way that made you believe, with Skyler’s help, Walt could actually get away with all his crimes, (whatever getting away with it means when you’re dying of terminal cancer).  But just as one door has opened for Walt, another one is …Read On »

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OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN Highlights this week in Blu-ray, DVD and VOD Releases

OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN | (c) 2013 Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Your 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: OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN – There were two films that came out during the summer that had to do with an attack on the White House and the president becoming a target of terrorism directly in the homeland. OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN was the first one with WHITE HOUSE …Read On »

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TV Review: BREAKING BAD – Season 5 – “Blood Money”

BREAKING BAD - Season 5 Key Art | ©2013 AMC

Stars:  Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn, Dean Norris, Betsy Brandt, RJ Mitte, Bob Odenkirk Writer: Peter Gould Director: Bryan Cranston Network: AMC, airs Sunday Nights Original Telecast: August 11, 2013 BREAKING BAD set the bar incredibly high for itself with the first part of its final season, which culminated last September and left everyone wanting more.  Given that those eight episodes built up to one of the most gripping and fascinating crescendos in TV history, it would have been a great shock if “Blood Money” the premier episode of its fifth season’s second half, could live up to what …Read On »

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