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ALEX RIDER: Author and executive producer Anthony Horowitz on Season 2 – Exclusive Interview

ALEX RIDER - Season 2 key art | ©2021 IMDb TV

ALEX RIDER debuted its first season last year. Season 2 of ALEX RIDER premiered its seven-episode second season on December 3. All episodes of both seasons are now available on IMDb TV, the free streaming service of Prime Video. The ALEX RIDER series is based on the best-selling, globally-popular novels by Anthony Horowitz. Alex Rider is an English teen, still in school, who becomes a spy for an offshoot of the British government’s MI-6 service, comparable to the CIA in the U.S. While ALEX RIDER has been adapted for television by writer Guy Burt, Horowitz is closely involved creatively and […]Read On »

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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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Movie Review: CYRANO

CYRANO movie poster | ©2021 MGM/United Artists

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Peter Dinklage, Haley Bennett, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Ben Mendelsohn Writer: Erica Schmidt, lyrics by Matt Berninger & Carin Besser, music by Aaron Dessner & Bryce Dessner, based on the stage play CYRANO DE BERGERAC by Edmond Rostand Director: Joe Wright Distributor: MGM/United Artists Release Date: December 17, 2021 CYRANO, among other things, reminds GAME OF THRONES fans just how much we’ve missed seeing Peter Dinklage be swashbuckling. Of course, this being a film version of the stage musical CYRANO DE BERGERAC by Erica Schmidt, with lyrics by Matt Berninger & Carin Besser, and music by Aaron Dessner […]Read On »

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LEVERAGE: REDEMPTION: Actors Christian Kane and Beth Riesgraf on the second half of Season 1 – Exclusive Interview

Beth Riesgraf in LEVERAGE: REDEMPTION | ©2021 Electric Entertainment

LEVERAGE: REDEMPTION has been renewed for a second season. The entire first season of the sequel series to LEVERAGE (2008-2012) is now streaming for free on IMDb TV. Both shows are created by Chris Downey and John Rogers and executive-produced by writer/director Dean Devlin. On LEVERAGE: REDEMPTION, the team of altruistic scofflaws who bring down rich bad buys to help poor good guys has relocated to New Orleans. New members of the group include Noah Wyle as reformed corporate lawyer Harry Wilson and Aleyse Shannon as ace hacker Brianna Casey. Beth Riesgraf (pronounced REES-graf), who plays master thief Parker, made […]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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ALEX RIDER: Actors Ronke Adekoluejo and Brenock O’Connor on Season 2 – Exclusive Interview

ALEX RIDER - Season 2 key art | ©2021 IMDb TV

ALEX RIDER premieres all eight episodes of its second season on Friday, December 3, on Amazon Prime’s free-to-everyone (including non-Amazon subscribers) service IMDb TV. Based on the series of worldwide best-selling novels by Anthony Horowitz (an executive producer on the series), ALEX RIDER follows the title character, played by Otto Farrant, a sixteen-year-old student who is recruited by an offshoot of England’s MI-6 (the British equivalent of the CIA) to act as a spy for them. In Season 2, it would seem that Alex’s work for the government is concluded. This doesn’t stop him from investigating how an explosion that […]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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LEVERAGE: REDEMPTION: Actor and director Noah Wyle on the new reboot – Exclusive Interview

Noah Wyle in LEVERAGE: REDEMPTION | ©2021 Electric Entertainment

LEVERAGE: REDEMPTION has now released the second half of its first season. All sixteen episodes are now streaming on Amazon Prime’s free-to-everyone (including non-Amazon subscribers) service IMDb TV. In LEVERAGE: REDEMPTION, Noah Wyle plays Harry Wilson, a New Orleans corporate lawyer looking for, well, redemption after years of acting as a fixer for big-money bad guys. Harry finds a way to start making amends when he joins the LEVERAGE team of good-guy grifters. Gina Bellman as Sophie Devereaux, Christian Kane as Eliot Spencer, and Beth Riesgraf as Parker all reprise their roles from the original 2008-2012 LEVERAGE. Aleyse Shannon plays […]Read On »

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YELLOWJACKETS: Actor Warren Kole on the Showtime limited series – Exclusive Interview

Warren Kole as Jeff Sadecki in YELLOWJACKETS - Season 1 | ©2021 Showtime/Brendan Meadows

YELLOWJACKETS, the new limited thriller series created by Ashley Lyle & Bart Nickerson, premiered on Showtime Sunday, November 14, with new episodes arriving on subsequent Sundays. In YELLOWJACKETS, we jump back and forth between twenty-five years ago and the present. In the past, a championship New Jersey high school girls’ soccer team crashed in the wilderness and were stranded for nineteen months. Now, as the survivors get on with their diverse lives, mysterious messages suggest that dangerous truths may come to light. Warren Kole plays the adult Jeff Sadecki, married to crash survivor Shauna Sheridan, played by Melanie Lynskey. The […]Read On »

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HEAD OF THE CLASS: Actress Dior Goodjohn on new version of the classic sitcom – Exclusive Interview

Dior Goodjohn in HEAD OF THE CLASS - Season 1| ©2021 HBO Max/Nicole Wilder

HEAD OF THE CLASS was originally a half-hour comedy that ran for five seasons, 1986-1991, on ABC. The show concerned a group of exceptionally bright high-school-age students who were put together in the same class. Now HBO Max, which is also making the earlier series available, has brought forth a new HEAD OF THE CLASS, with a new group of students dealing with school and life in 2021. The entire ten-episode first season premiered on November 4. Dior Goodjohn plays Robyn Rook, who enjoys debate, games, and snark. Goodjohn, high school age herself, has previously had roles on GLEE, RAVEN’S […]Read On »

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