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RESIDENT ALIEN: actor Alan Tudyk on new extraterrestrial comedy series – Interview

Alan Tudyk is Harry Vanderspeigle in RESIDENT ALIEN - Season 1 | ©2021 Syfy/James Dittinger

RESIDENT ALIEN is a live-action series based on the graphic Dark Horse Comics novel by Steve Parkhouse. Premiering Wednesday, January 27, on Syfy, RESIDENT ALIEN stars Alan Tudyk as the title character, who crash-landed on Earth. Able to make himself look human (except to one little boy, played by Judah Prehn), the alien has assumed the identity of small-town veterinarian 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. Tudyk, originally from Texas, is known for work in films […]Read On »

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PRODIGAL SON: Actor and director Lou Diamond Phillips on Season 2 – Exclusive Interview

Lou Diamond Phillips in PRODIGAL SON - Season 2 - "It's All in the Execution" | ©2020 Fox/Phil Caruso

PRODIGAL SON returns for the premiere of its second season on Tuesday, January 12, on Fox. The show stars Tom Payne as Malcolm Bright, who works as a consultant for a homicide department of the NYPD, headed up by Lou Diamond Phillips’s character, Lieutenant Gil Arroyo. Malcolm has unique insights into serial killers, since his incarcerated father, Dr. Martin Whitly (Michael Sheen), happens to be one. Season 1 ended with Malcolm’s sister, TV journalist Ainsley (Halston Sage), stabbing wealthy murderer Nicholas Endicott (Dermot Mulroney) to death in order to save herself and her brother. Before this happened, Gil had embarked […]Read On »

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WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS: Actor Matt Berry on Season 2 – Exclusive Interview

Matt Berry as Laszlo in WHAT WE DO IN SHADOWS - Season 2 | ©2020 FX/Pari Dukovic

WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS, now in its second season on Wednesday nights on FX (and thereafter on FX on Hulu), has been picked up for a third season. The series, developed for television by Jemaine Clement, based on the film of the same name that he wrote with Taika Waititi, deals with a houseful of vampires un-living together on Staten Island. Matt Berry plays the vampire Laszlo, who has been married for several hundred years now to his maker Nadja, portrayed by Natasia Demetriou. The couple are joint tenants with Nandor the Relentless (Kayvan Novak), who was a […]Read On »

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Actor Patton Oswalt talks Comedy Special, AGENTS OF SHIELD, A.P. BIO and more – Interview

Patton Oswalt in MARVEL'S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. - Season 7 - "Know Your Onions" | ©2020 ABC/Mitch Haaseth

Patton Oswalt is as prolific as ever. The actor/comedian/writer won a writing Emmy for his 2016 Netflix comedy special PATTON OSWALT: TALKING FOR CLAPPING, and was nominated for a second writing Emmy for his 2018 special PATTON OSWALT: ANNIHILATION. Oswalt is now back with a new Netflix special that premiered in May, PATTON OSWALT: I LOVE EVERYTHING. Meanwhile, A.P. BIO, the comedy series in which Oswalt plays cheerful high school principal Ralph Durbin, is moving from NBC to the network’s new Peacock streaming platform for its third season. Ralph is blissfully unaware of how much biology teacher Jack Griffin (Glenn […]Read On »

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SIREN: Actress Rena Owen on SIREN – Season 3 – Exclusive Interview – Part 1

Rena Owen as Helen in SIREN | ©2018 Freeform/Vu Ong

As SIREN continues its third season, Thursdays on Freeform (followed by streaming on Freeform on Hulu), the mermaid clan led by Ryn (Eline Powell) is facing war with the mermaids led by newcomer Tia (Tiffany Lonsdale). Ryn’s baby has been born to a human surrogate after a difficult delivery, and locals are getting ever more suspicious about the strange deaths in Bristol Bay. Rena Owen plays lifelong Bristol Bay resident Helen Hawkins, a gift shop owner who is secretly one-eighth mermaid. She endeavors to help Ryn and all of mer-kind while trying to figure out why she is being visited […]Read On »

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Movie Review: STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER

STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER | ©2019 Lucasfilm

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Anthony Daniels, Billy Dee Williams, Carrie Fisher, Joonas Suotamo, Keri Russell, Ian McDiarmid, Kelly Marie Tran, Naomi Ackie Writers: Chris Terrio & J.J. Abrams, story by Derek Connolly & Colin Trevorrow and Chris Terrio & J.J. Abrams, based on characters created by George Lucas Distributor: Walt Disney Pictures Release Date: December 20, 2019 All movies are Rorschach tests to some extent. What we feel about them, what we want from them and what we see in them derives from who we are when we go into the theatre. Even […]Read On »

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Movie Review: STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI

STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI movie poster | ©2017 Lucasfilm

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Lupita Nyong’o, Domnhall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Kelly Marie Tran, Laura Dern Benicio Del Toro, Joonas Suotamo Writer: Rian Johnson, based on characters created by George Lucas Director: Rian Johnson Distributor: Disney Release Date: December 14, 2017 By now, it is evident that any kind of adaptation of pre-existing material – sequels, books into films, films into TV series, and so on – is going to get a very strong reaction from people who have strong sentiments about the original. This means […]Read On »

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THE ORVILLE: Scott Grimes beams up for Season 1 of new space trek – Exclusive Interview

Seth MacFarlane and Scott Grimes in THE ORVILLE - Season 1 |©2017 Fox/Noah Schutz

In Fox Network’s Thursday-night space dramedy THE ORVILLE, Scott Grimes plays helmsman Lt. Gordon Malloy aboard the title vessel, steering it through galactic adventures. Massachusetts native Grimes had previously worked with THE ORVILLE’s creator/star Seth MacFarlane, voicing multiple characters on MacFarlane’s FAMILY GUY and AMERICAN DAD. Grimes has also been a series regular on PARTY OF FIVE and E.R., had a major role in the miniseries BAND OF BROTHERS and starred in the cult favorite horror comedies CRITTERS and CRITTERS 2. ASSIGNMENT X: Were you a big genre guy before becoming involved in THE ORVILLE? SCOTT GRIMES: STAR TREK – […]Read On »

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Gwendoline Christie Interview: TOP OF THE LAKE: CHINA GIRL, STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI, GAME OF THRONES and More

Gwendoline Christie as Miranda Hilmarson - TOP OF THE LAKE: CHINA GIRL - Season 2 | ©2017 See-Saw Films/SundanceTV

Gwendoline Christie is an actress who causes the hearts of genre fans to soar. In GAME OF THRONES, she is the principled, imposing warrior Brienne of Tarth. Christie’s Captain Phasma character, introduced in STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS, is the first female Imperial officer in the STAR WARS films; we may learn more about her in the upcoming STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI. Now Christie, who hails from Sussex, England, costars in a very different type of role in TOP OF THE LAKE: CHINA GIRL, which airs on SundanceTV Sunday through Tuesday, September 10 through 12. Created by Jane Campion […]Read On »

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Movie Review: ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY

ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY poster | ©2016 Lucasfilm / Walt Disney Studios

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Alan Tudyk, Donnie Yen, Wen Jiang, Ben Mendelsohn, Forest Whitaker, Riz Ahmed, Mads Mikkelsen Writers: Chris Weitz and Tony Gilroy, story by John Knoll and Gary Whitta, based on characters created by George Lucas Director: Gareth Edwards Distributor: Walt Disney Pictures Release Date: December 16, 2016 ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY is the first live-action feature film in the STAR WARS universe not directly tied to the Skywalker family. ROGUE ONE is certainly part of the STAR WARS timeline, and indeed some familiar characters pop up here (several for longer than others). […]Read On »

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