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Movie Review: DREAMLAND

DREAMLAND movie poster | ©2020 Uncork’d Entertainment

Rating: Not Rated Stars: Stephen McHattie, Henry Rollins, Juliette Lewis, Tomas Lemarquis, Guillaume Kerbusch, Lisa Houle, Themis Pauwels, Morgan Csarno-Peklar Writers: Tony Burgess and Patrick Whistler Director: Bruce McDonald Distributor: Uncork’d Entertainment Release Date (theatrical, digital, VOD): June 5, 2020 DREAMLAND has on its side an impressive dual performance by Stephen McHattie, gorgeous production design by Eugenie Collet, superior style, and the pedigree of director Bruce McDonald, who made the excellent PONTYPOOL (also starring McHattie). However, if a movie is going to venture into the deep darkness of child sex trafficking, it better have a damn good reason for doing […]Read On »

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Movie Review: SHIRLEY

SHIRLEY movie poster | ©2020 Neon

Rating: R Stars: Elisabeth Moss, Michael Stuhlbarg, Odessa Young, Logan Lerman Writer: Sarah Gubbins, based on the novel by Susan Scarf Merrell Director: Josephine Decker Distributor: Neon Release Date: June 5, 2020 SHIRLEY is one of those movies where the title character turns out to be a supporting player, albeit in this case quite a forceful one. Based on Susan Scarf Merrell’s 2015 novel, SHIRLEY deals with real-life writer Shirley Jackson, who authored THE LOTTERY and THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE, to name two of her more influential works. Director Josephine Decker and screenwriter Sarah Gubbins introduce us to Shirley […]Read On »

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Movie Review: JUDY & PUNCH

JUDY & PUNCH movie poster | ©2020 Samuel Goldwyn Films

Rating: Not Rated Stars: Mia Wasikowska, Damon Herriman, Benedict Hardy. Gillian Jones, Terry Norris, Brenda Palmer Writer: Mirrah Foulkes Director: Mirrah Foulkes Distributor: Samuel Goldwyn Films Release Date (select theaters, Hulu, VOD): June 5, 2020 JUDY & PUNCH is a movie that makes viewers feel like we’ve stumbled into an odd, secret realm, perhaps the historical edge of the Twilight Zone. Not full-blown fantasy or horror or comedy, but with elements of all three, it’s a beguiling display of folklore cinema. Director/writer Mirrah Foulkes gives us a spooky, once-upon-a-time opening to a tale set in the 16th-century landlocked town of […]Read On »

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DVD/Blu-Ray Review: CREEPSHOW Season 1

CREEPSHOW Season 1 - Blu-ray | ©2020 RLJE Films

Rating: TV-MA Stars: Logan Allen, David Arquette, Adrienne Barbeau, Hannah Barefoot, Tobin Bell, Tracey Bonner, Jeffrey Combs, Voltaire Colin Council, Bruce Davison, James Devoti, Giancarlo Esposito, Cailey Fleming, Dana Gould, Tricia Helfer, Ravi Naidu, Antwon “Big Boi” Patton, DJ Qualls, Dane Rhodes, Gena Shaw, Sydney Wease Writers: Philip de Blasi, Christopher Buehlman, Jason Ciamarella, Paul Dini, John Esposito, John Harrison, Bruce Jones, Stephen Langford, Josh Malerman, Dori Miller, David J. Schow, Rob Schrab, John Skipp, Matt Venne, Byron Willinger Directors: Roxanne Benjamin, David Bruckner, John Harrison, Greg Nicotero, Tom Savini, Rob Schrab Distributor: RLJE Films Release Date (home video): June […]Read On »

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ALMOST PARADISE: Actor Christian Kane gives the scoop on the LEVERAGE 2.0 reboot – Exclusive Interview

LEVERAGE THE FIFTH SEASON | (c) 2013 Fox Home Entertainment

LEVERAGE originally ran for five seasons, 2008-2012. Dean Devlin executive produced the series, which concerned a group of con artists who teamed up to trick rich and powerful villains into, one way or another, paying what they owed to those who had been wronged. Now it has been announced that LEVERAGE is being revived as LEVERAGE 2.0 by IMDB TV (a subsidiary of Amazon) as one of that streaming network’s first original scripted series. Devlin is once again executive producing through his Electric Entertainment studio, and original cast members Gina Bellman (actress Sophie Devereaux), Christian Kane (fighter Eliot Spencer), and Beth […]Read On »

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ALMOST PARADISE: Dean Devlin talks Season 1 finale, the ELECTRIC NOW app, and the scoop on LEVERAGE 2.0 – Exclusive Interview

ALMOST PARADISE - Season 1 Key Art | ©2020 Electric Entertainment/WGN America

With ALMOST PARADISE concluding its season finale tonight on WGN America, co-creator and executive producer Dean Devlin gives us the scoop on the series featuring Christian Kane as an ex-DEA agent still finding trouble while trying to retire in the Philippines. Devlin also discusses the Electric Now app which also streams ALMOST PARADISE and Electric Entertainment’s previous series LEVERAGE, THE OUTPOST, THE LIBRARIANS. He also offers up details on the new LEVERAGE 2.0 series currently in the works. ASSIGNMENT X: What do you have in store for the ALMOST PARADISE season finale? DEAN DEVLIN: There have been many story lines […]Read On »

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QUIZ: Creator James Graham and actress Sian Clifford on new fact-based mini-series – Exclusive Interview

QUIZ - Season 1 - Key Art | ©2020 AMC

QUIZ, the three-part miniseries debuting on American TV on AMC Sunday, May 31, is based on a real incident. In 2001 England, Charles Ingram won the million-pound jackpot on the ITV quiz show WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE. There was an ensuing scandal that resulted in Ingram, his wife Diana and her brother Adrian Pollock, all being brought up on criminal charges for “procuring the execution of a valuable security by deception,” i.e., winning by cheating. James Graham, who had previously done a play on the subject, wrote and is an executive producer on QUIZ. The miniseries explores not […]Read On »

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Movie Review: END OF SENTENCE

END OF SENTENCE movie poster | ©2020 Gravitas Ventures

Rating: Not Rated Stars: John Hawkes, Logan Lerman, Sarah Bolger, Andrea Irvine Writer: Michael Armbruster Director: Elfar Adalsteins Distributor: Gravitas Ventures Release Date: May 29, 2020 END OF SENTENCE is a gentle-feeling, quiet dramedy that’s mostly about family dynamics. Anna Fogle (Andrea Irvine) is dying of cancer when we meet her. She’s the one common bond between her husband Frank (John Hawkes) and their son Sean (Logan Lerman), who is doing time in an Alabama jail for car theft. Anna has passed by the time Sean is released. He doesn’t want anything to do with his father. However, Anna’s last […]Read On »

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PENNY DREADFUL: CITY OF ANGELS: Adam Rodriguez on new series and the end of CRIMINAL MINDS – Part 2 – Exclusive Interview

Adam Rodriguez as Raul Vega in PENNY DREADFUL: CITY OF ANGELS - Season 1 - "Santa Muerte" |©2020 Showtime/Justin Lubin

In Part 2 of our exclusive interview with actor Adam Rodriguez, he talks more about his role as Raul Vega on Showtime’s Sunday-night supernatural drama PENNY DREADFUL: CITY OF ANGELS, which is set in 1938. Rodriguez also talks about the end of CRIMINAL MINDS, where he was a series regular for the final three seasons of its fifteen-season run, and guest-starring on an episode of ONE DAY AT A TIME. ASSIGNMENT X: Do you do anything different to play somebody who’s in the ‘30s? Is there a different attitude, or a different way you carry yourself? ADAM RODRIGUEZ: Yes, absolutely. […]Read On »

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PENNY DREADFUL: CITY OF ANGELS: Actor Adam Rodriguez on Season 1 – Part 1 – Exclusive Interview

Adam Rodriguez as Raul Vega in PENNY DREADFUL: CITY OF ANGELS - Season 1 |©2020 Showtime/Jim Fiscus

PENNY DREADFUL: CITY OF ANGELS, now in its first season Sundays on Showtime, is technically a spinoff of the original 2014-2016. Both series were created by John Logan, but where the first PENNY DREADFUL was set in 1890s London and the Old West, dealing with classical monsters, PENNY DREADFUL: CITY OF ANGELS is set in 1938 Los Angeles. There is Santa Muerte (Lorenza Izzo), the Angel of Death from Latin folklore, and her demon sister Magda (Natalie Dormer), who takes on many identities as she tries to inspire people to violence. However, most of the monsters in PENNY DREADFUL: CITY […]Read On »

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