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ORIGIN: Creator Mika Watkins chats about new sci-fi series with fellow executive producers – Exclusive Interview

ORIGIN - Season 1 Key Art | ©2018 YouTube

In ORIGIN, the new series now streaming on YouTube Premium (the first episode can be seen for free on regular YouTube), a group of strangers have set out with the hopes of beginning new lives on a distant planet. However, they are awakened mid-journey when something goes wrong with the ship. Now each one must confront his or her past in order to deal with a dangerous present. Mika Watkins created ORIGIN, and is an executive producer on it with Rob Bullock and Suzanne Mackie, both of Left Bank Pictures. ASSIGNMENT X: Was the idea of ORIGIN always to show […]Read On »

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Movie Review: FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD

FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD movie poster | ©2018 Warner Bros.

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Jude Law, Johnny Depp, Zoe Kravitz, Callum Turner Writer: J.K. Rowling, based on characters created by J.K. Rowling Director: David Yates Distributor: Warner Bros. Release Date: November 16, 2018 FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD is set in 1927, one year after the events of its immediate predecessor, FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM, which was released two years ago. Both films are set in what is now to be known as WIZARDING WORLD, aka the HARRY POTTER universe. Got all that? Good, because FANTASTIC BEASTS: […]Read On »

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LEGACIES: Creator and executive producer Julie Plec talks about new THE VAMPIRE DIARIES spin-off- interview

Kaylee Bryant as Josie in LEGACIES - Season 1 | © 2018 The CW Network/Miller Mobley

The CW’s new Thursday-night series LEGACIES is a spin-off of both THE VAMPIRE DIARIES, which ran on the network for eight years, and that series’ spin-off THE ORIGINALS, which concluded its five-season run in May. In LEGACIES, Hope Mikaelson (Danielle Rose Russell), the daughter of the late vampire/werewolf hybrid Klaus and granddaughter of a witch, is one of the first enrollees at the Mystic Falls, Virginia Salvatore School for the Young and Gifted. The Salvatore School is in fact a haven for supernatural adolescents. The headmaster is Alaric Saltzman (Matthew Davis), first introduced in THE VAMPIRE DIARIES, in which he […]Read On »

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ELI ROTH’S HISTORY OF HORROR: TWILIGHT director Catherine Hardwicke – Exclusive Interview

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AMC VISIONARIES: ELI ROTH’S HISTORY OF HORROR is  part of AMC’s VISIONARIES series, following VISIONARIES: ROBERT KIRKMAN’S HISTORY OF COMICS and last year’s AMC’S VISIONARIES: JAMES CAMERON’S HISTORY OF SCIENCE FICTION. In the seven-part, Sunday-night ELI ROTH’S HISTORY OF HORROR, director/writer/producer/actor Roth, who created both the CABIN FEVER and HOSTEL film series, and just directed the family-friendlier THE HOUSE WITH A CLOCK IN ITS WALLS, examines a wide spectrum of horror projects. Roth also interviews a number of horror actors and filmmakers, including Stephen King, Jason Blum, Jordan Peele, Quentin Tarantino, John Landis, Jamie Lee Curtis, and many others. Catherine Hardwicke is […]Read On »

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HIGH & MIGHTY: Creator Cesar Mazariegos on stoned superhero series – Exclusive Interview

HIGH & MIGHTY key art | ©2018 Stage 13

HIGH & MIGHTY is a superhero tale with a twist from creator Cesar Mazariegos. In the series, now streaming its first season on Warner Bros.’ digital platform Stage 13, slacker Chelo Chavez (Jorge Diaz) finds that he has superpowers – but only when he’s high. “The powers correlate to how he feels,” Mazariegos explains. “So when he’s drunk, he feels super-strong, and he’s impenetrable, and he can break bricks. When he’s high, he floats. When he’s coked up, you’ll have to see what happens.” At the outset, Mazariegos didn’t conceive of HIGH & MIGHTY as a series. “[The HIGH & […]Read On »

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IMPULSE: Co-creator Doug Liman on his new series based on his film JUMPER – Exclusive Interview

IMPULSE - Season 1 Key Art | ©2018 YouTube Red

The new YouTube Red series IMPULSE is based on the 2008 film JUMPER, which is in turn based on a novel by Steven Gould. Doug Liman (THE BOURNE IDENTITY, MR. & MRS. SMITH, EDGE OF TOMORROW) directed and produced JUMPER and now one of the creative forces behind IMPULSE, developing and executive producing the series, as well as directing the pilot. IMPULSE concerns small-town teen Henrietta “Henry” Cole (Maddie Hasson), who discovers she has the power to teleport. This is at first more of a predicament than a gift – it manifests when she is frightened, she can’t control where […]Read On »

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Celebs come out and support event for Democrat Jess Phoenix – Exclusive Interviews

Jess Phoenix attends "Ignite for Science with Jess Phoenix" Political Fund Raiser at the IgnitedSpaces Penthouse, Hollywood, CA on March 26, 2018 | Photo Courtesy and ©2018 Eugene Powers

Jess Phoenix is running as a Democrat for Congress in California’s CA-25 district, which covers parts of northern Los Angeles County and Ventura County. Phoenix has three other Democratic opponents, Bryan Caforio, Katie Hill and Mary Gallant. All want to unseat Republican incumbent Steve Knight. There are several differences between Phoenix and the other candidates. For one, Phoenix is an actual climate scientist. For another, her fundraising events tend to be populated by fan-favorite celebrities. At one such gathering, Phoenix and some of her supporters talked with Assignment X about why they think it’s important to have people who understand […]Read On »

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RUNAWAYS: James Marsters talks Season 1 of Hulu’s Marvel series – Exclusive Interview

James Marsters in MARVEL'S RUNAWAYS - Season 1 | ©2018 Hulu

At this point, actor James Marsters has done plenty of straight drama and comedy – and time in a rock band, Ghost of the Robot – but he continues to uphold his genre cred. After his indelible performance as the vampire Spike in BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER and ANGEL, Marsters’s roles have included anti-human Brainiac on SMALLVILLE, religious zealot Barnabas Greeley on CAPRICA, galactic traveler Captain John Hart on TORCHWOOD, and many more. Now Marsters has added series regular Victor Stein in Hulu’s RUNAWAYS to the list. Adapted by Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage from the Marvel Comics saga created […]Read On »

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BAD SAMARITAN: Director Dean Devlin tackles new thriller starring David Tennant – Exclusive Interview

Director Dean Devlin on the set of BAD SAMARITAN | ©2018 Electric Entertainment

In BAD SAMARITAN, in theaters now, a nice guy making wrong choices finds himself tangling with a psychopath. Dean Devlin directed the script by Brandon Boyce, which introduces us to parking valets Sean (Robert Sheehan) and Derek (Carlito Olivero), who have found a much better income source than tips. Using the tech in the cars they handle, they burglarize the owners’ homes, then get the vehicles back before the people have finished their meals. One night, Cale Erendreich (David Tennant), who demonstrates that he’s a major jerk in the brief space of time it takes him to turn over his […]Read On »

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BAD SAMARITAN: Robert Sheehan plays cat and mouse with David Tennant – Exclusive Interview

Robert Sheehan in BAD SAMARITAN | ©2018 Electric Entertainment

In the thriller BAD SAMARITAN, opening today, Robert Sheehan stars as Sean Falco. Sean is a young Irishman living in Portland, Oregon, where he works as a parking valet – and moonlights as a burglar, using the tech inside the cars to get into the owners’ homes while they’re dining. Directed by Dean Devlin and written by Brandon Boyce, BAD SAMARITAN explores what happens when Sean stumbles upon a kidnap victim (Kerry Condon) in a home he’s planning to rob. Too scared to free her, Sean flees. Consumed with guilt, Sean promptly resolves to save the woman, which puts him […]Read On »

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