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Movie Review: JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM

JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM poster | ©2018 Universal Pictures

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Rafe Spall, Justice Smith, Daniella Pineda, Isabella Sermon, James Cromwell, Toby Jones, Ted Levine, BD Wong, Geraldine Chaplin, Jeff Goldblum Writers: Derek Connolly & Colin Trevorrow, based on characters created by Michael Crichton Director: J.A. Bayona Distributor: Universal Release Date: June 21, 2018 While it still has more than its fair share of “Say what?” logic and plot holes, JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM represents what might be called an evolutionary step up from its immediate predecessor, 2015’s JURASSIC WORLD. In JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM, not only has the dinosaur park been closed […]Read On »

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INSTINCT: Naveen Andrews chats INSTINCT and the end of SENSE8 – Exclusive Interview

Naveen Andrews as Julian Cousins in INSTINCT - Season 1 - "Bad Actors" | ©2018 CBS Broadcasting, Inc./Francisco Roman

In CBS’s high-spirited procedural INSTINCT, on Sunday nights in its first season and renewed for a second, Alan Cumming plays CIA-agent-turned-author-and-professor Dr. Dylan Reinhart. Dylan is trying to make a crime-free life with his husband Andy (Daniel Ings), but is drawn into solving crimes with NYPD homicide detective Lizzie Needham (Bojana Novakovic). Helping Dylan dig up secret details is old friend from the Agency Julian Cousins, played by Naveen Andrews. The London-born actor spent six seasons as ex-Iranian Guard officer Sayid Jarrah on LOST. More recently, Andrews has been part of the international ensemble cast as Jonas Maliki in the […]Read On »

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Movie Review: SUPERFLY

SUPERFLY movie poster | ©2018 Sony Pictures

Rating: R Stars: Trevor Jackson, Jason Mitchell, Lex Scott Davis, Andrea Londo, Michael Kenneth Williams, Esai Morales, Kaalan Walker, Jennifer Morrison, Big Bank Black, Brian F. Durkin Writer: Alex Tse, based on the 1972 screenplay by Phillip Fenty Director: Director X. Distributor: Columbia Pictures/Sony Release Date: June 13, 2018 One thing the new SUPERFLY has going for it is conviction. Not only does everyone involved seem unconcerned that they’re in a remake of the 1972 exploitation flick SUPER FLY, they proceed as though this is the first story ever told about a criminal who wants out of the life as […]Read On »

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LEGION: Rachel Keller gives the scoop on Season 2 of mutant series – Interview

LEGION - Season 2 key art | ©2018 FX

In FX Networks’s LEGION, which has its second-season finale on Tuesday, June 12, Dan Stevens stars as David Haller. David grew up thinking he was schizophrenic, but it turns out that he has superpowers, and the voices in his head belonged to the power-hungry Amahl Farouk, a body-jumping parasite who has a grudge against David’s birth father, Charles Xavier, aka Professor X of Marvel’s X- Men. David is in love with Syd Barrett, another powered person played by Rachel Keller. Syd’s issue is that if she touches someone, they have a tendency to swap bodies. This can alternately come in […]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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Movie Review: OCEAN’S 8

OCEAN'S 8 movie poster | ©2018 Warner Bros.

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Rihanna, Helena Bonham Carter, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina, Richard Armitage, James Corden Writers: Gary Ross & Olivia Milch, story by Gary Ross, based on characters created by George Clayton Johnson & Jack Golden Russell Director: Gary Ross Distributor: Warner Bros. Release Date: June 8, 2018 OCEAN’S 8 might be called a spinoff rather than a sequel of the OCEAN’S 11 franchise. The Ocean here is Debbie (Sandra Bullock), sister of Danny Ocean (the character played in the earlier films by George Clooney). Newly paroled from a five-year prison stint, Debbie […]Read On »

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CONDOR: Bob Balaban on new action thriller series – Exclusive Interview

CONDOR - Season 1 Key Art | © 2018 AT&T Audience Network

AT&T Audience Network’s new series CONDOR, based on the 1975 theatrical thriller THREE DAYS OF THE CONDOR, which was based on James Grady’s novel SIX DAYS OF THE CONDOR, follows young CIA analyst Joe Turner (Max Irons), who is framed for the slaughter of everyone else in his office. As Joe tries to exonerate himself and find out what has happened, other forces close in around him. Bob Balaban plays Reuel Abbott, a high-ranking government official who is one of the chief threats to Joe. The Chicago-born Balaban is an actor and director. His performing career encompasses film, television and […]Read On »

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BILLIONS: Asia Kate Dillon on Season 3 of the Showtime series – Interview

Asia Kate Dillon as Taylor in BILLIONS - Season 3 |© 2018 Showtime/Jim Fiscus

Showtime’s BILLIONS, now in its third season Sunday nights, has been renewed for a fourth. BILLIONS revolves around the personal lives of and legal mortal combat between New York venture capitalist Bobby “Axe” Axelrod (Damian Lewis), chief of Axe Capital, and ADA Chuck Rhoades (Paul Giamatti), who are each trying to take down the other. One of Axe’s most trusted lieutenants is Taylor Mason, played by Asia Kate Dillon. Both the character and the actor identify as gender non-binary (neither male nor female) and Taylor is the first non-binary regular character in a major television series. Dillon, a native New […]Read On »

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POSE: Writer-Producer-Director Janet Mock talks about Season 1- Exclusive Interview

POSE Key Art - Season 1 | ©2018 FX

The new Sunday-night FX Networks series POSE, created by Ryan Murphy & Brad Falchuk & Steven Canals, is set in the 1980s New York underground ballroom scene. These balls are dance and dress competitions for transgender and gay people, many of them people of color. Some have been rejected by their birth families and find new kin in the “houses” that comprise the ballroom world. While POSE is a scripted drama, the ballroom world is real – chronicled in Jennie Livingston’s influential 1990 documentary PARIS IS BURNING, it continues to this day and has become a global phenomenon. Much of […]Read On »

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SUPERGIRL: Carl Lumbly on playing Martian Manhunter’s father and Season 3 – Exclusive Interview

Carl Lumbly as Myr'nn J'onzz aka Martian Manhunter in SUPERGIRL - Season 3 - "Far From The Tree" |© 2018 The CW Network, LLC./Dean Buscher

The CW’s SUPERGIRL, in its third season on Monday nights and renewed for a fourth, is part of the network’s DC-verse, a slate that also includes ARROW, THE FLASH, LEGENDS OF TOMORROW, and BLACK LIGHTNING. The headline extraterrestrials in SUPERGIRL are obviously Kryptonians – Supergirl, aka Kara Danvers (Melissa Benoist), Kara’s slightly less-famous cousin Mon-El (Chris Wood) and Kara’s slightly more famous cousin, recurring guest character Kal-El, aka Superman (Tyler Hoechlin), to say nothing of their sometimes adversarial relatives. However, SUPERGIRL also has Martians. First, there was the Department of Extraterrestrial Affairs director Hank Henshaw (David Harewood), who turned out […]Read On »

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