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Movie Review: GOOD BOYS

GOOD BOYS movie poster | ©2019 Universal Pictures

Rating: R Stars: Jacob Tremblay, Keith L. Williams, Brady Noon, Molly Gordon, Midori Francis, Izaac Wang, Millie Davis, Josh Caras, Will Forte, Mariessa Portelance, Lil Rel Howery, Retta\ Writers: Lee Eisenberg & Gene Stupnitsky Director: Gene Stupnitsky Distributor: Universal Pictures Release Date: August 16, 2019 GOOD BOYS is an odd coming-of-age comedy. The oddness springs not from originality, although it has some, but rather because it’s not clear exactly who the target audience is. The protagonists are three best friends and newly-minted sixth-graders, Max (Jacob Tremblay), Lucas (Keith L. Williams), and Thor (Brady Noon). When Max is invited to a […]Read On »

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Movie Review: 47 METERS DOWN: UNCAGED

47 METERS DOWN: UNCAGED movie poster | ©2019 Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Sophie Nelisse, Corinne Foxx, Sistine Rose Stallone, Brianne Tju, John Corbett, Nia Long, Davi Santos Writer: Johannes Roberts Director: Johannes Roberts Distributor: Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures Release Date: August 16, 2019 47 METERS DOWN: UNCAGED is a follow-up to 2017’s shark horror movie 47 METERS DOWN. Although it is written and directed by the earlier film’s director/co-writer Johannes Roberts, 47 METERS DOWNL UNCAGED is not actually a sequel, as it shares neither the characters nor the storyline of its predecessor. Instead, 47 METERS DOWN: UNCAGED is a companion piece that can be viewed before, after, or completely […]Read On »

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Movie Review: DRIVEN

DRIVEN movie poster | ©2019 Universal Pictures

Rating: R Stars: Jason Sudeikis, Lee Pace, Judy Greer, Corey Stoll, Michael Cudlitz, Erin Moriarty, Isabel Arraiza Writer: Colin Bateman Director: Nick Hamm Distributor: Universal Release Date (theatrical and on demand): August 16, 2019 DRIVEN is a mixture of character study, thriller and black comedy. Screenwriter Colin Bateman and director Nick Hamm take facts that are part of the public record and use them to weave a tall but compelling tale about John DeLorean, mostly from the point of view of Jim Hoffman. Car maker DeLorean, who passed away in 2005, would likely be pleased that he’s still primarily remembered […]Read On »

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LUCIFER: Kevin Alejandro on Season 4 – Part 1 – Exclusive Interview

Kevin Alejandro in LUCIFER - Season 3 - "Chloe Does Lucifer" | ©2017 Fox/Jason Bell

LUCIFER is about what happens when the fallen angel (played by Tom Ellis) comes to Los Angeles and becomes a police consultant. The series ran for three seasons on Fox Network. When Fox canceled it, Netflix picked up LUCIFER for a fourth season, which premiered earlier this year. (All seasons can currently be seen on Netflix.) Now Netflix has announced a sixteen-episode fifth and final season that will stream next year. In LUCIFER, Kevin Alejandro plays LAPD detective Daniel Espinosa. Dan carries around a reputation for being dirty, although he was legally exonerated, as he actually committed some crimes to […]Read On »

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ZOMBIE TIDAL WAVE: Actor-producer Ian Ziering on his new zombie movie and the BH90210 reboot – Exclusive Interview

Ian Ziering is Hunter Shaw in ZOMBIE TIDAL WAVE | ©2019 Syfy/Brobond Entertainment

Fox’s Wednesday-night miniseries BH90210 is not precisely a reboot of that network’s BEVERLY HILLS 90210/90210, which ran from 1990 through 2000. Instead, BH90210 features seven of the original series’ stars – Gabrielle Carteris, Shannen Doherty, Jennie Garth, Brian Austin Greene, Jason Priestley, Tori Spelling, and Ian Ziering, all executive producers on the new show – as versions of themselves trying to get a remake of 90210 off the ground. Garth and Spelling spearheaded the move to get BH90210 going, but most of their colleagues enthusiastically came aboard. Holdout Doherty changed her mind and signed on after the unexpected death of […]Read On »

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SERENGETI: Director-Producer John Downer talks about new wildlife Discovery series – Exclusive Interview

Elephants and zebra herds at waterhole in SERENGETI - Season 1 | ©2019 Discovery Channel

Discovery Channel’s new Sunday-night miniseries SERENGETI is unusual. This is not because it is set in the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania, Africa, which contains large populations of many of the continent’s most notable wildlife; the network has aired many documentaries made there. However, SERENGETI is not a documentary, but rather a drama, created by Simon Fuller and directed by award-winning wildlife documentarian John Downer, both of whom are producers on the miniseries. Downer shot footage of real Serengeti lions, elephants, hyenas, baboons and other animals going about their lives, which has been edited into a storyline, narrated in the […]Read On »

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GEORGE TAKEI Interview: The actor chats THE TERROR: INFAMY & his new book THEY CALLED US ENEMY

George Takei as Yamato-San in THE TERROR: INFAMY - Season 2 | ©2019 AMC/Ed Araquel

George Takei is proof that you can take the actor out of STAR TREK, but sometimes STAR TREK is still within the actor. Takei has been world-famous for over fifty years for his portrayal of Starfleet’s Lieutenant Hikaru Sulu on the original STAR TREK series. Sulu was eventually given command of his own vessel, The Excelsior, in the STAR TREK film franchise. Takei has long since added to his considerable legacy by becoming an author and an activist, working ceaselessly to educate people about the internment of Japanese-Americans by the U.S. government during World War II, as well as for […]Read On »

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TV Review: SUPERNATURAL – Season 13 – “Funeralia”

Jared Padalecki as Sam in SUPERNATURAL - Season 13 - "Funeralia" | ©2018 The CW/Diyah Pera

Stars: Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Misha Collins, Ruth Connell, Erica Cerra, Lisa Berry, Amanda Tapping, Kayla Stanton, Jason William Day, Luc Roderique Writer: Steve Yockey, series created by Eric Kripke Director: Nina Lopez-Corrado Network: The CW, Thursdays @ 8 PM Original Airdate: April 19, 2018 Unable to find Gabriel to get his help or his grace, Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) try their unreliable witch ally Rowena (Ruth Connell). Rowena has gotten superpowers, which makes the guys understandably nervous, since she is not normally “good.” Rowena is sweet to them on the phone, but she’s busy in Oregon, […]Read On »

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POSE: Angel Bismark Curiel on Season 2 and playing Lil Papi – Exclusive Interview

Angel Bismark Curiel as Lil Papi in POSE - Season 2 | ©2019 FX/Pari Dukovic

On FX Networks’ POSE, now in its second season on Tuesday nights and renewed for a third, Angel Bismark Curiel plays Lil Papi. Papi is a former street hustler and small-time drug dealer who has given up both to become part of the House of Evangelista, headed by “Mother” Blanca (Mj Rodriguez). Unlike most of his Evangelista family and friends, Lil Papi has modest ambitions, at least so far. Papi doesn’t want to be a parent, a business owner, or a star, and while he’s supportive of everyone’s activism on the part of gay men, transgender people and those with AIDS, […]Read On »

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ANIMAL KINGDOM: Shawn Hatosy on Season 4 and directing – Exclusive Interview

Shawn Hatosy directs behind the scenes on ANIMAL KINGDOM - Season 4 | ©2019 TNT/Eddy Chen

TNT’S crime drama ANIMAL KINGDOM is now in its fourth season on Tuesday nights, and has been renewed for a fifth. Based on the 2010 Australian feature film of the same name (it earned Jacki Weaver a Supporting Actress Oscar nomination), the TV version of ANIMAL KINGDOM is set in Oceanside, California. The Cody family, headed by matriarch Janice, nicknamed Smurf (Ellen Barkin), is engaged in a number of criminal enterprises. Since Janice’s sons all have issues, their work, to say nothing of their relationships, can be hazardous. Shawn Hatosy (pronounced HAT-oh-see) plays Smurf’s eldest son, Andrew “Pope” Cody. Pope […]Read On »

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