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Movie Review: DOCTOR STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS

DOCTOR STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS | ©2022 Marvel

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Elizabeth Olsen, Xochitl Gomez, Benedict Wong, Rachel McAdams, Chiwetel Ejiofor Writer: Michael Waldron, based on the Marvel Comics Director: Sam Raimi Distributor: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Release Date: May 6, 2022 DOCTOR STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS has a slightly misleading title. We certainly have Doctor Stephen Strange, the powerful sorcerer portrayed by Benedict Cumberbatch. He is most definitely running through the multiverse (that’s multiple universes, for latecomers to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, aka the MCU). But while we see quite a few of the multiverses in flashes, and spend more time in […]Read On »

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BARRY: Emmy award winner Henry Winkler on Season 3 on the dark HBO comedy series – Exclusive interview

Henry Winkler in BARRY - Season 3 | ©2022 HBO

BARRY, HBO’s dark comedy about a hitman who wants to be an actor, returns for its third season on Sunday, April 24. Bill Hader, who co-created BARRY with Alec Berg, stars as the title character. Hader has won two Emmys so far for his portrayal. Barry has been taking classes from acting teacher Gene Cousineau, played by Henry Winkler. Winkler, who was nominated for three Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series back when he was starring as the Fonz on ABC’s HAPPY DAYS in the ‘70s, finally won the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for his Season […]Read On »

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Movie Review: FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE SECRETS OF DUMBLEDORE

FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE SECRETS OF DUMBLEDORE | ©2022 Warner Bros.

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Eddie Redmayne, Jude Law, Mads Mikkelsen, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Jessica Williams, Richard Coyle, William Nadylam, Ezra Miller, Callum Turner, Victoria Yeates, Katherine Waterston Writers: J.K. Rowling & Steve Kloves, based on characters created by J.K. Rowling Director: David Yates Distributor: Warner Bros. Release Date: April 15, 2022 FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE SECRETS OF DUMBLEDORE is the third entry in the FANTASTIC BEASTS series, which is a prequel series to the HARRY POTTER franchise. This is all a mighty, mighty Warner Bros. property, and THE SECRETS OF DUMBLEDORE is reputedly the third in what is to be a […]Read On »

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THE CELLAR and LA BREA star Eoin Macken chats about his latest projects – Exclusive Interview

Eoin Macker in THE CELLAR | ©2022 Shudder

Eoin Macken gets around, in reality, in his career, and in the stories of the projects he does. Macken, born in Dublin, Ireland, is an actor, and a writer/director/producer, along with being a cinematographer and a film editor. As a writer/director, Macken’s feature film credits include the thriller CHRISTIAN BLAKE, DREAMING FOR YOU, THE INSIDE, LEOPARD, and HERE ARE THE YOUNG MEN. As an actor, Macken, whose first name is pronounced “Owen,” starred for four years in NBC’s NIGHT SHIFT, as well as Syfy’s NIGHTFLYERS. His feature acting credits include THE FOREST, RESIDENT EVIL: THE FINAL CHAPTER and THE HOLE […]Read On »

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SUPERNATURAL ACADEMY: Showrunner Gillian Horvath on the new series based on the Jaymin Eve novels – Exclusive interview – Part 3

SUPERNATURAL ACADEMY - Season 1| ©2022 Peacock

SUPERNATURAL ACADEMY, the animated series based on Jaymin Eve’s novels and produced by 41 Entertainment, is now streaming its entire first season on Peacock. In Part 3 of our exclusive interview with show runner Gillian Horvath, she talks about real-world analogies, what makes SUPERNATURAL ACADEMY distinctive in its take on a classic premise, and possibilities for Season 2. ASSIGNMENT X: How did you decide on doing sixteen half-hour episodes? GILLIAN HORVATH: It wound up being sixteen half-hours, but was originally conceived as eight hourlong episodes to cover the storyline. We pitched it to just a few places, and Peacock was on […]Read On »

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SUPERNATURAL ACADEMY: Showrunner Gillian Horvath on the animated magic series – Exclusive interview – Part 2

SUPERNATURAL ACADEMY - Season 1| ©2022 Peacock

SUPERNATURAL ACADEMY is now streaming the entirety of its first season on Peacock. Based on the bestselling novels by Jaymin Eve, the animated series produced by 41 Entertainment focuses on twin sisters Jessa and Mischa, as they navigate the magic-filled high school and a growing threat to the known world. In Part 2 of our exclusive interview, show runner Gillian Horvath talks about the differences between writing for animation and live action, magical ethnicities, and more. ASSIGNMENT X: Is SUPERNATURAL ACADEMY your first job writing for animation? GILLIAN HORVATH: I’ve done one or two freelance animation scripts before, but in […]Read On »

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SUPERNATURAL ACADEMY: Showrunner Gillian Horvath on the new Peacock animated series – Exclusive interview – Part 1

SUPERNATURAL ACADEMY Key Art - Season 1 | ©2022 Peacock

SUPERNATURAL ACADEMY is a new animated series, based on the bestselling books by Jaymin Eve. The series, produced by 41 Entertainment, is now streaming its first season of sixteen half-hour episodes on Peacock. In SUPERNATURAL ACADEMY, twin sisters Jessa (voiced by Larissa Dias) and Mischa (voiced by Gigi Saul Guerrero) were separated shortly after their birth by their parents, Jonathon (voiced by Alessandro Juliani) and Lienda (voiced by Barbara Kottmeier) for reasons we learn during the show. Now sixteen, Jessa is enrolled in the Supernatural Academy in Stratford, happy about her wolf shifter powers and good friends with many of […]Read On »

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Movie Review: THE BATMAN

THE BATMAN Poster | ©2022 Warner Bros./DC

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Robert Pattinson, Zoë Kravitz, Jeffrey Wright, Colin Farrell, Paul Dano, John Turturro, Andy Serkis, Peter Sarsgaard, Barry Keoghan, Jayme Lawson, Gil Perez-Abraham Writers: Matt Reeves & Peter Craig, based on characters created by Bob Kane with Bill Finger, for DC Comics Director: Matt Reeves Distributor: Warner Bros. Release Date: March 4, 2022 THE BATMAN is not the longest superhero movie ever made. However, at two hours and fifty-five minutes, it’s a contender for the longest movie made about a lone superhero. (The AVENGERS movies and JUSTICE LEAGUE were about groups.) What’s surprising about THE BATMAN isn’t so […]Read On »

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LUCIFER: Co-executive producer and writer Mike Costa on the Season 6 premiere – Exclusive Interview – Part 3

Tom Ellis as Lucifer in LUCIFER - Season 5 - "It Never Ends Well For the Chicken" |©2020 Netflix/John P. Fleenor

LUCIFER’s sixth and final season – now streaming on Netflix with all previous seasons – had some new challenges. Among these was how to keep in line with the show’s procedural format now that detective Chloe Decker (Lauren German) and her consultant (among other things) Lucifer (Tom Ellis) had left the police force, in anticipation of Lucifer becoming God. Co-executive producer Mike Costa wrote the LUCIFER Season 6 premiere, “Nothing Ever Changes Around Here.” The episode has Lucifer and Chloe going to the Magic Castle (a real establishment in Hollywood) to see magicians perform, only to get caught up in […]Read On »

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RESIDENT ALIEN: Creator Chris Sheridan and cast Alan Tudyk, Sara Tomko talk Season 2 – Interview

RESIDENT ALIEN - Season 2 Key Art |©2022 Syfy

RESIDENT ALIEN is now in its second season, Wednesday nights on Syfy. Based on the the Dark Horse Comics graphic novel by Peter Hogan and Steve Parkhouse and adapted for television by Chris Sheridan, RESIDENT ALIEN stars Alan Tudyk as the title character, who crash-landed on Earth. Able to make himself look human, the alien has assumed the identity of Colorado small-town veterinarian-turned-doctor Harry Vanderspeigle. Although completely confused by human behavior, Harry finds that he actually likes the townspeople. This may be a problem, since he’s been sent here to wipe out humanity. Harry’s secret is now known by his […]Read On »

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