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Movie Review: HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD | ©2019 DreamWorks Animation

Rating: PG Stars (voices): Jay Baruchel, America Ferrara, F. Murray Abraham, Cate Blanchett, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Kristen Wiig, Kit Harington Writer: Dean DeBlois, based on the novels by Cressida Cowell Director: Dean DeBlois Distributor: Universal/DreamWorks Animation Release Date: February 22, 2019  The first HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON film was released in 2010; its sequel came out in 2014. Based on a series of novels by Cressida Cowell, they were charming tales of a boy and his dragon, plus interspecies cooperation, with exciting action and some scary threats. Now, to round off the story, here’s […]Read On »

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Stephen Moyer on executive producing FLACK and starring on THE GIFTED – Exclusive Interview

Stephen Moyer as Reed Strucker in THE GIFTED - Season 2 | ©2018 Fox/Justin Stephens

In Pop TV’s new six-hour series FLACK, premering Thursday, February 21, Anna Paquin plays Robyn, an American publicist in London. Robyn is a lot better with patching up her clients’ scandals than she is with managing her own life. Paquin’s real-life husband Stephen Moyer is an executive producer on FLACK, along with Paquin herself and their partners in CASM Films, Cerise Hallam Larkin and Mark Larkin. Moyer is also currently starring as Reed Strucker, who has recently discovered that he has mutant powers, in Fox’s series THE GIFTED, which has its second-season finale Tuesday, February 26. Moyer talks about both […]Read On »

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GOTHAM: Showrunners Danny Cannon and John Stephens on the Fifth and Final Season – Exclusive Interview

Erin Richards, Robin Lord Taylor, Drew Powell, Jessica Lucas, Cory Michael Smith, Crystal Reed, David Mazouz, Ben McKenzie, Camren Bicondova, Sean Pertwee, Chris Chalk, Donal Logue, Morena Baccarin and Alexander Siddig in GOTHAM - Season 4 |©2017 Fox Broadcasting Co./Tommy Garcia

Fox’s GOTHAM is now in the midst of its fifth and final season on Thursday nights. The series, developed by Bruno Heller from DC Comics, chronicles the rise of Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz) from troubled, orphaned pre-teen to the adult Batman. It also shows the development of some of his allies, like detective-turned-police-captain (and one day police commissioner) Jim Gordon (Ben McKenzie), frenemies like Selena Kyle/Catwoman (Camren Bicondova), and foes like Penguin (Robin Lord Taylor) and the Riddler (Cory Michael Smith). Executive producers Danny Cannon and John Stephens have both been with GOTHAM for its entire run. Cannon directed the […]Read On »

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THE PASSAGE: Brianne Howey talks about playing Viral on new Fox series – Exclusive Interview

Brianne Howey in THE PASSAGE - Season 1 | ©2019 Fox/Michael Lavine

In Fox Networks’ freshman Monday-night drama THE PASSAGE, based on Justin Cronin’s trilogy of novels, an attempt to find a cure for a pandemic has gone very wrong. Instead of curing a deadly flu, experiments on death-row inmates have created Virals, so-called because the scientists can’t bring themselves to say “vampires.” Brianne Howey plays one of the Virals, Shauna Babcock. Shauna was raped by her stepfather; when Shauna’s mother blamed the young woman rather than the perpetrator, Shauna snapped and killed both mom and stepdad. Now Shauna appears to the world as a veiny, blood-drinking monster, but in her own […]Read On »

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THE GIFTED: Percy Hynes White chats about Season 2 – Exclusive Interview

Percy Hynes White and Natalie Alyn Lind in THE GIFTED - Season 2 - "eneMy of My eneMy" | ©2018 Fox/Annette Brown

In Fox Networks’ THE GIFTED, now in its second season on Tuesday nights, Percy Hynes White plays mutant Andy Strucker. Still in his teens, Andy has learned that he is not just a powerful mutant, but that he and his equally powerful sister Lauren (Natalie Alyn Lind), through their newly-empowered father Reed (Stephen Moyer), are descended from the infamous Von Strucker siblings, who helped created the Hellfire Club. Unlike Lauren and Reed, and regular human mom Caitlin (Amy Acker), Andy is ready to engage in open warfare against humans. He breaks away from his family and joins the violent mutant […]Read On »

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THE ROOKIE: Nathan Fillion gives the scoop on his new drama series – Exclusive Interview

Nathan Fillion is John Nolan in THE ROOKIE - Season 1 | ©2018 ABC/Ed Herrera

After eight years as the title character on ABC’s CASTLE, Nathan Fillion is back on that network in another eponymous role as THE ROOKIE. Fillion, also an executive producer, plays John Nolan in the Tuesday-night freshman series. THE ROOKIE is created by Alexi Hawley, who previously was an executive producer and show runner on CASTLE. Based on a real person who did this (but wishes to remain anonymous as he is still on the force), John Nolan is in his forties, struggling with an unfulfilling career and a failed marriage in Pennsylvania, when he is caught up as a hostage […]Read On »

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PROVEN INNOCENT: Russell Hornsby talks new legal drama – Exclusive Interview

Russell Hornsby in PROVEN INNOCENT - Season 1 | ©2018 Fox/Michael Becker

In Fox’s new Friday-night drama PROVEN INNOCENT, a group of Chicago-based lawyers work to exonerated wrongfully convicted defendants. Their work is based on the real-life Innocence Project. Russell Hornsby plays Ezekiel “Easy” Boudreau, the leader of the legal group. San Francisco native Hornsby recently won Best Supporting Awards from the African-American Film Critics Association and the Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society for his work in the film THE HATE U GIVE and a Black Reel Award for his work in the TV miniseries SEVEN SECONDS. Hornsby played Seattle P.D. detective Hank Griffin (one of the show’s few non-human characters) […]Read On »

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GOTHAM: Donal Logue and Cory Michael Smith give the scoop on the final season – Exclusive Interview

Cory Michael Smith in GOTHAM - Season 4 - "A Dark Knight: No Man's Land" | ©2018 Fox/Giovanni Rufino

GOTHAM, Fox Network’s drama about the journey of young Bruce Wayne (played by David Mazouz) to becoming Batman, is in its fifth and final twelve-episode season on Thursday nights. The series will culminate in an episode that shows Gotham City and its denizens ten years later, when Batman finally comes into his own, as do his enemies. Most of the major cast and creatives do a Q&A panel for the Television Critics Association press tour, and then everybody starts hugging each other. From all evidence, it seems like they’ve all loved their time on the show, their characters and one […]Read On »

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THE PASSAGE: Saniyya Sidney discusses new Fox genre series – Exclusive Interview

Saniyya Sidney in THE PASSAGE - Season 1 | ©2019 Fox/Michael Lavine

In Fox’s Monday-night drama THE PASSAGE, Saniyya Sidney stars as ten-year-old Amy Bellafonte. Adapted from Justin Cronin’s trilogy of novels, THE PASSAGE explores what happens when an intended vaccine for a worldwide flu pandemic winds up turning human experimental subjects into telepathic “virals” (because most of the characters can’t bring themselves to say the word “vampire”). With no family, and because children seem to weather the vaccine better than adults, Amy is brought in as a test subject. After being given the vaccine, she develops abilities, but she is not like the other virals. Sidney began her onscreen career as […]Read On »

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THE GIFTED: Creator Matt Nix on the Season 2 finale and more – Interview

Stephen Moyer as Reed Strucker and Amy Acker as Caitlin Strucker in THE GIFTED - Season 2 | ©2018 Fox/Matthias Clamer

As Season 2 of Fox’s Tuesday-night X-MEN-derived THE GIFTED hurtles towards its finale in two weeks, we check in with series creator Matt Nix on where it’s been, where it might be going, and why some things happen the way they do. ASSIGNMENT X: There are so many factions among both the humans and the mutants this season. Are you feeling like, “My God, we’re running out of places to put new factions”? MATT NIX: Actually, no. I mean, this season is really about factions. I don’t see the show as an infinite subdivision of factions. We wanted to do […]Read On »

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