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Movie Review: SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME – Spoiler Free Review

SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME poster | ©2021 Sony/Marvel

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Tom Holland, Benedict Cumberbatch, Zendaya, Marisa Tomei, Jacob Batalon, Jon Favreau, J.K. Simmons Writers: Chris McKenna & Erik Sommers, based on characters created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby Director: Jon Watts Distributor: Sony/Columbia Release Date: December 17, 2021 SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME is the ninth SPIDER-MAN movie of the twenty-first century (we’re not counting all the MCU movies in which the character appeared but didn’t have his name in the title). It’s the third SPIDER-MAN movie to star Tom Holland as the young web-slinging New Yorker, as well as the third directed by Jon Watts. These […]Read On »

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AGNES: Actress and producer Molly C. Quinn on her unconventional exorcism film – Exclusive Interview

Molly C. Quinn in AGNES | ©2021 Magnet Releasing

AGNES is a film about a present-day exorcism at a cloistered convent – and what happens afterwards. Molly C. Quinn stars as Mary, a young nun who is the best friend of the possessed Agnes (Hayley McFarland), and whose story we follow most closely in the second half of the movie. Originally from Texas, Quinn also serves as one of the producers on AGNES, along with her partners in QWGmire (pronounced Quagmire), Elan Gale and Matthew Welty. The film was directed by Oklahoma native Mickey Reece, who wrote the script with John Selvidge. Quinn had previously produced and starred in […]Read On »

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CANDYMAN: Star Vanessa Estelle Williams on 9-1-1 and the 1992 and 2021 CANDYMAN films – Exclusive Interview

Vanessa Estelle Williams as Anne-Marie McCoy in CANDYMAN | ©2021 Universal Pictures/MGM

CANDYMAN has a long history, both on and offscreen. Originally a short story by Clive Barker, “The Forbidden” was adapted into the 1992 movie CANDYMAN by writer/director Bernard Rose. Rose moved the story from Barker’s London to Chicago’s then-infamous Cabrini-Green low-income housing projects. Here, it was learned that Daniel Robitaille (played by Tony Todd), a Black man murdered in the 1800s by a white mob, had become the hook-handed spirit Candyman. Anyone who says his name five times into a mirror invokes a visitation and very bloody consequences. The original CANDYMAN film had Candyman kidnapping a Black infant, who was […]Read On »

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AMERICAN RUST: Actor Mark Pellegrino on new Showtime drama – Exclusive Interview – Part 1

Mark Pellegrino as Virgil Poe in AMERICAN RUST - Season 1 | ©2021 Matthias Clamer/Showtime

AMERICAN RUST was developed for television by Dan Futterman from Philipp Meyer’s novel. The Showtime limited series, airing Sunday nights, is set in the fictional small town of Buell, Pennsylvania, and concerns the widespread fallout from a murder. The prime suspect in the murder is Billy Poe (Alex Neustaedter), a young man who has stayed in Buell despite the offer of a college football scholarship. Billy’s parents are no longer together, but still hook up once in a while. Billy’s mother Grace (Maura Tierney) is involved with Buell Sheriff Del Harris (Jeff Daniels). Mark Pellegrino plays Billy’s father, Virgil Poe, […]Read On »

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CALL THE MIDWIFE: Jenny Agutter on CALL THE MIDWIFE and AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON – Exclusive Interview – Part 3

Jenny Agutter and David Naughton in AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON | ©1982 Universal Pictures

In Part 3 of our exclusive interview with Jenny Agutter, she talks about the fortieth anniversary of AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON, in which she played Nurse Alex Price, as well as more about her ten years of portraying Sister Julienne on CALL THE MIDWIFE – Season 10 airs on PBS on Sundays – and other recent projects. ASSIGNMENT X: Do you do much acting outside of CALL THE MIDWIFE, or do you do something else altogether between seasons? JENNY AGUTTER: I’ve had the opportunity to do two not very big parts, but good fun parts, in Marvel films [THE […]Read On »

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CALL THE MIDWIFE: Actress Jenny Agutter on new season – Exclusive Interview – Part 1

Jenny Agutter as Sister Julienne in CALL THE MIDWIFE | ©2021 PBS

CALL THE MIDWIFE has just begun airing its tenth season in the U.S. Sundays on PBS (check local listings for exact airtimes), with the previous nine seasons currently available on Netflix. The series runs on the BBC in England. Based on the memoirs of real-life midwife Jennifer Worth and adapted for British television by Heidi Thomas, CALL THE MIDWIFE is set at Nonnatus House, a residence for Anglican nuns and lay practitioners who work as midwives in London’s East End. Each season takes place in a new year. Season 10 begins in 1966, when Nonnatus House is facing funding troubles, […]Read On »

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WITCH HUNT: Actress and executive producer Elizabeth Mitchell on new movie and OUTER BANKS – Exclusive Interview

Elizabeth Mitchell | photo courtesy Elizabeth Mitchell

WITCH HUNT, which opens theatrically on October 1, is a movie set in an alternative present. In director/writer Elle Callahan’s magical dystopia, witches and witchcraft are real. However, they are being lethally suppressed by the U.S. government. Any woman found to be a witch is burned at the stake. Anti-witch propaganda has made much of the population believe that all magic is evil. Elizabeth Mitchell plays Martha, a woman who has opened her Southern California home as an underground railroad station for witches seeking safe haven in Mexico. This doesn’t sit well with Martha’s moody teen daughter Claire (Gideon Adlon), […]Read On »

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ADRIAN PAUL: The HIGHLANDER star chats about The Sword Experience, Watchercon and more – Part 2 – Exclusive Interview

Actor Adrian Paul

In Part 2 of our exclusive interview with Adrian Paul, he talks more about the Sword Experience events (more information can be found at swordxp.com), the online HIGHLANDER convention Watchercon happening this weekend, August 21-22 (for details, go to highlanderworldwide.com/hlww-watchercon/), his recent acting work, his upcoming film directing work, and more. ASSIGNMENT X: For Watchercon, do you know what you’ll be doing? ADRIAN PAUL: Watchercon is an online HIGHLANDER convention. [The Sword Experience] did a couple of online conventions earlier, but we’re connected to the ones that are now being run by Highlander Worldwide. This is more a getting together […]Read On »

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ADRIAN PAUL: The HIGHLANDER star chats about Watchercon – Part 1 – Exclusive Interview

Actor Adrian Paul

The Sword Experience is the latest brain-and-body-child of Adrian Paul. Paul is an actor, podcaster and director who has earned a loyal, long-lived following from his six years starring as the Immortal Duncan MacLeod on TV’s HIGHLANDER: THE SERIES, plus its two film sequels. Paul, originally from England but now residing in the U.S., will be talking about HIGHLANDER at the virtual convention WATCHERCON this weekend, August 21-22. The event features over twenty-five guests from the HIGHLANDER-verse, including actor Jim Byrnes, Elizabeth Gracen, Alexandra Vandernoot, Anthony de Longis, and Valentine Pelka, executive producer and show runner David Abramowitz, writing staffers […]Read On »

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STAR TREK: Actor Connor Trinneer on the franchise’s 55th birthday – Exclusive Interview

CONNOR TRINEER | photo courtesy Connor Trineer

STAR TREK is celebrating its fifty-fifth birthday this year. To celebrate, Creation Entertainment – which itself is turning fifty – is throwing a five-day convention at the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas, August 11-15. There will be over one hundred guests, including William Shatner, George Takei, Walter Koenig, Jeri Ryan, Kelsey Grammer, Shohreh Agdashloo, and Brent Spiner. There will be COVID protocols in place; for further details, go to creationent.com. Among the panelists is Connor Trinneer, who played Commander Charles “Trip” Tucker for four seasons, 2001-2005, on STAR TREK: ENTERPRISE. Since then, the actor from Washington State has had arcs […]Read On »

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