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Movie Review: A PLACE AMONG THE DEAD

A PLACE AMONG THE DEAD movie poster| ©2020 Modern Films

Rating: Not Rated Stars: Juliet Landau, Deverill Weekes, Amy Jennings, Meadow Williams, Seven McDonald, Charlaine Harris, Lance Henriksen, Tom Holland, Mariana Klaveno, Kim Newman, Gary Oldman, Robert Patrick, Ron Perlman, Anne Rice, Joss Whedon Writers: Juliet Landau & Deverill Weekes Director: Juliet Landau Distributor: Modern Films Release Date: December 14, 2020 A PLACE AMONG THE DEAD is a trippy, documentary-style horror drama. Directed by Juliet Landau, who co-wrote the film with her husband, cinematographer Deverill Weekes, the film viscerally (at times literally) explores the links between human predation and narcissism, and low self-esteem and being victimized. A PLACE AMONG THE DEAD […]Read On »

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HUNTERS: Creator David Weil and executive producer Nikki Toscano on Season 1 – Interview

HUNTERS - Season 1 Key Art | ©2020 Amazon

HUNTERS is currently streaming its ten-episode first season on Amazon Prime, and renewed for a second season. Created by David Weil and set in the 1970s, this story casts a band of Holocaust survivors, led by Al Pacino’s Meyer Offerman, who come together to violently take down Nazis who have settled in the U.S. The tone is quasi-superhero comic book, mixed with actual history. Weil and his fellow HUNTERS executive producer Nikki Toscano (also a producer/writer on series including DETROIT 1-8-7, REVENGE, BATES MOTEL, MATADOR, SHADES OF BLUE, and 24: LEGACY) are together at the HUNTERS Q&A panel organized by […]Read On »

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ROADKILL: Actor Hugh Laurie and creator David Hare on new miniseries – Interview

Hugh Laurie in ROADKILL | ©2020 PBS

ROADKILL is a four-part British drama, premiering on PBS Masterpiece Sunday, November 1. Hugh Laurie (HOUSE M.D., THE NIGHT MANAGER) stars as English politician Peter Laurence, who is trying outmaneuver a scandal without any regret or remorse. ROADKILL is created and written by David Hare, an Oscar nominee for his screenplays for THE READER and THE HOURS. Both Hare and Laurie take part in a virtual Q&A as part of PBS’s portion of the Summer 2020 Television Critics Association (TCA) press tour. This article is derived from that session. What motivated Hare to write ROADKILL? “Oh, golly, that’s such a […]Read On »

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THE CONNERS: Actor Michael Fishman on Season 3 of the ABC comedy series – Exclusive Interview

Michael Fishman as D.J. Conner in THE CONNERS Season 3 | ©2020 ABC/Andrew Eccles

THE CONNERS is now in its third season, Wednesday nights on ABC. To celebrate Halloween, the half-hour comedy series airs the episode “Halloween and the Election Vs. the Pandemic” on Wednesday, October 28. This marks the narrative directorial debut of THE CONNERS regular Michael Fishman, who originated his role of D.J. Conner in the original nine seasons of ROSEANNE, 1988-1997, before returning for the reboot in 2018. (The ROSEANNE return was canceled after one season and spun off into THE CONNERS.) In an exclusive telephone interview, Fishman talks how he prepared to direct the episode of THE CONNERS, and much […]Read On »

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UTOPIA: Actors Desmin Borges, Jessica Rothe and Cory Michael Smith talk Season 1 of the new genre series – Interview

UTOPIA Season 1 | ©2020 Amazon

UTOPIA is now streaming its entire first season on Amazon Prime. Based on the British series created by Dennis Kelly, UTOPIA has been adapted as an American-set version by executive producer Gillian Flynn. The series brings together a group of comic book fans, who are excited at the discovery of a sequel to their favorite underground graphic novel. They learn that the events and characters in the books are real, and find themselves in opposition to a sinister tech company. Desmin Borges plays obsessive/compulsive genius Wilson Wilson, and Jessica Rothe plays Sam, two of the comic book aficionados. Cory Michael […]Read On »

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SUPERNATURAL: Actor Misha Collins gives the scoop on the end of the series – Exclusive Interview

Misha Collins as Castiel in SUPERNATURAL - Season 15 - "Gimme Shelter" | © 2020 The CW Network/Katie Yu

When Misha Collins first appeared on SUPERNATURAL in its fourth-season premiere way back in 2008, nobody – including Collins – had any idea that he’d become a series regular. However, in SUPERNATURAL’s fifteenth and final season, now airing Thursday nights on The CW, Collins’s angel Castiel has become a beloved and essential part of Team Winchester, which currently consists of monster-fighting brothers Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles), plus half-human/half-angel Jack (Alexander Calvert), who is sort of Castiel’s adopted son. As SUPERNATURAL viewers know, our heroes are currently involved in fighting none other than God, aka Chuck (Rob Benedict), […]Read On »

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VICTORIA ROWELL – Exclusive Interview – The actress talks about THE RICH AND THE RUTHLESS and more – Part 2

Victoria Rowell

In Part 2 of our exclusive interview with writer/director/producer/actor Victoria Rowell, she talks more about her soap opera THE RICH AND THE RUTHLESS, about her home makeover series TRASH VS. TREASURE, and the challenges of being a Black multi-hyphenate in today’s Hollywood. Rowell appears in two segments of BET Her’s streaming drama about breast cancer, THE WAITING ROOM, both of which premiere Saturday, October 17, on BET Her. ASSIGNMENT X: Does having THE RICH AND THE RUTHLESS be produced by you, a Black woman, make for any major differences between your show and a white-produced soap opera? VICTORIA ROWELL: Well, […]Read On »

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VICTORIA ROWELL – Exclusive Interview – The actress discusses making television during COVID – Part 1

Victoria Rowell, Boston Globe, May 5, 2007 | photograph by Elizabeth Lippman/courtesy Getty Images

Victoria Rowell is a true hyphenate. Originally from Portland, Maine, Rowell started out as a ballet dancer, then branched out into acting. Some of her better-known performances include work in DUMB AND DUMBER, EVE’S BAYOU, her eight seasons on DIAGNOSIS MURDER, and her work as Drucilla Barber Winters from 1990 through 2019 on THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, for which Rowell received eleven Image Awards and three Daytime Emmy nominations. Rowell is also a best-selling nonfiction author, whose memoir, THE WOMEN WHO RAISED ME, has continuously been in print for the past thirteen years. As a screenwriter, she has created, […]Read On »

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FARGO: Actor Jack Huston on Season 4 and playing a troubled 1950s lawman – Exclusive Interview

Jack Huston as Detective Odis Weff in FARGO - Season 4 | ©2020 FX/Matthias Clamer

FARGO, now in its fourth season on FX Sunday nights, takes us to 1950s Kansas City, Missouri. In the series created and produced by Noah Hawley, rival gangs have a tense truce that local law enforcement probably can’t enforce. Jack Huston place plays Odis Weff of the Kansas City police force, a man who is not adding to the stability of the situation. Huston, grandson of filmmaker John Huston, appeared earlier this year as real-life serial bomber Eric Rudolph in MANHUNT: DEADLY GAMES, which is currently airing Mondays on CBS. The British also has played poet Gerard Malanga in FACTORY […]Read On »

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THE RIGHT STUFF: Actor Jake McDorman talks about how astronauts deal with fear – Exclusive Interview – Part 2

Jake McDorman as Alan Shepard in THE RIGHT STUFF | ©2020 National Geographic/Gene Page

In Part 2 of our exclusive interview with actor Jake McDorman, he talks more about portraying real-life astronaut Alan Shepard in Disney+’s new series THE RIGHT STUFF. Based on Tom Wolfe’s nonfiction book about the beginnings of the NASA space program, the first season of THE RIGHT STUFF focuses on the Mercury 7 mission. The series premieres on Disney+ on Friday, October 9. ASSIGNMENT X: Of the various astronauts’ achievements, is there one that you particularly would have liked to have done yourself – first man in space, first man on the moon, longest in orbit? JAKE McDORMAN: I’ve got […]Read On »

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