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Movie Review: 21 BRIDGES

21 BRIDGES movie poster | ©2019 STX Entertainment

Rating: R Stars: Chadwick Boseman, Sienna Miller, Stephan James, J.K. Simmons, Taylor Kitsch, Louis Cancelmi, Alexander Siddig Writers: Adam Mervis and Matthew Michael Carnahan, story by Adam Mervis Director: Brian Kirk Distributor: STX Entertainment Release Date: November 22, 2019 The title of 21 BRIDGES refers to the physical connections between the island of Manhattan and its neighboring boroughs and cities. These 21 bridges get closed down in the course of the movie, as the NYPD and the FBI attempt to prevent two cop killers from fleeing. The bridge closures are relatively incidental to the main plot. That’s not necessarily a […]Read On »

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Movie Review: DARK WATERS

DARK WATERS movie poster | ©2019 Focus Features

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Mark Ruffalo, Anne Hathaway, Tim Robbins, Bill Camp, Bill Pullman, Victor Garber, William Jackson Harper Writers: Mario Correa and Matthew Michael Carnahan, based on the article “The Lawyer Who Became DuPont’s Worst Nightmare” by Nathaniel Rich Director: Todd Haynes Distributor: Focus Features Release Date: November 22, 2019 DARK WATERS is not be confused with the 2002 Japanese horror film DARK WATER or its 2005 American remake. Instead, DARK WATERS, like ERIN BROCKOVICH and numerous other features and telefilms, is a fact-based story about a legal battle over a corporation poisoning a water supply. The main thematic difference is […]Read On »

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THE UNICORN: Omar Benson Miller on the new comedy, BALLERS and more – Exclusive Interview

Omar Miller as Ben in THE UNICORN - Season 1| ©2019 CBS/Monty Brinton

Omar Miller as Ben In CBS’s new Thursday-night half-hour comedy THE UNICORN, Walter Goggins stars as Wade Felton, a widowed father of two who is tentatively getting into the dating scene for the first time in his adult life. Omar Benson Miller plays Ben, one of Wade’s best friends, a married father of four encouraging Wade’s romantic adventures. At the same time, Miller also has regular roles on HBO’s sports comedy BALLERS and (as a voice) Nickelodeon’s RISE OF THE TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES. Miller, a Los Angeles native, was previously a series regular on CSI: MIAMI. His feature credits […]Read On »

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STUMPTOWN: Tantoo Cardinal chats new ABC detective series – Exclusive Interview

Tantoo Cardinal in STUMPTOWN - Season | ©2019 ABC/Matthias Clamer

ABC’s new Wednesday-night detective drama STUMPTOWN is based on the graphic novels by Greg Rucka, Matthew Southworth, and Justin Greenwood, adapted for television by executive producer Jason Richman. Cobie Smulders stars as Dex Parios, a U.S. military vet who becomes a private eye in Portland, Oregon. Dex’s history is tied up with that of Tantoo Cardinal’s character, Sue Lynn Blackbird. Dex and Sue Lynn’s son were in love, but Sue Lynn broke up the relationship. This led indirectly to the son’s death, and Sue Lynn now seems to regret her actions way back when. When her granddaughter Nina (Blu Hunt) […]Read On »

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ARROW: David Ramsey on the Eighth and final season of the super hero series – Exclusive Interview

David Ramsey as John Diggle in ARROW - Season 4 | ©2015 The CW Network, LLC./Diyah Pera

The CW’s ARROW is now in its eighth and final season on Tuesday nights. The series, which stars Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen, aka superhero the Green Arrow, launched the network’s franchise of DC Comics adaptations, executive produced by Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter. ARROW’s on-air DC Universe peers currently include THE FLASH, SUPERGIRL, LEGENDS OF TOMORROW, BLACK LIGHTNING and the new BATWOMAN. Although the Green Arrow sometimes stands alone, he has a team. His best friend and confidante is John Diggle, who takes on the heroic persona Spartan, played by David Ramsey. Unlike many other characters in the ARROW-verse, […]Read On »

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BOB HEARTS ABISHOLA: Co-creator Chuck Lorre on new CBS comedy – Exclusive Interview

Folake Olowofoyeku as Abishola and Billy Gardell as Bob in BOB HEARTS ABISHOLA Season 1 - "Ralph Lauren and Fish" | ©2019 CBS/Michael Yarish

Following a Q&A panel for his new CBS Monday-night comedy BOB HEARTS ABISHOLA, co-creator/executive producer Chuck Lorre is handing out yellow baseball caps that say “IMAG” on them. “IMAG” stands for Immigrants Make America Great, which is one of the principal themes of BOB HEARTS ABISHOLA. Billy Gardell, who previously starred in Lorre’s romantic comedy series MIKE & MOLLY, plays compression socks company owner Bob. When a health crisis puts Bob in the hospital, he falls for his Nigerian immigrant nurse Abishola (Folake Olowofoyeku). BOB HEARTS ABISHOLA, created by Lorre, Eddie Gorodetsky, Alan J. Higgins & Gina Yashere, charts the […]Read On »

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BATWOMAN: Meagan Tandy chats about the new DC superhero series – Exclusive Interview

Meagan Tandy as Sophie Moore in BATWOMAN - Season 1| ©2019 The CW Network/Jordon Nuttall

BATWOMAN is the latest series in The CW’s DC Comics/Greg Berlanti-verse, airing on Sunday nights. The show has already received a full-season pickup for this, its first year. Ruby Rose stars as Kate Kane, who discovers that her missing cousin Bruce Wayne has secretly been Batman. Since Gotham City is without a protector, Kate adopts the mantle of Batwoman. Kate has a complicated past and present. Her father, Col. Jacob Kane (Dougray Scott), runs the Crows, the paramilitary outfit serving as law in Gotham these days. Kate has her own military background, but Jacob would prefer his daughter stay out […]Read On »

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Movie Review: CHARLIE’S ANGELS (2019)

CHARLIE'S ANGELS movie poster | ©2019 Sony Pictures

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, Ella Balinska, Elizabeth Banks, Patrick Stewart, Djimon Hounsou, Sam Claflin, Jonathan Tucker, Nat Faxon, Chris Pang, Luis Gerardo Mendez Writer: Elizabeth Banks, story by Evan Spiliotopoulos and David Auburn, based on the TV series created by Ivan Goff & Ben Roberts Director: Elizabeth Banks Distributor: Sony/Columbia Release Date: November 15, 2019 CHARLIE’S ANGELS by now has a history way out of proportion to its overall quality. First, it was a TV series that ran for five seasons, from 1976 through 1981, launching the careers of Farrah Fawcett, Jaclyn Smith, Cheryl Ladd and Tanya […]Read On »

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Movie Review: THE GOOD LIAR

THE GOOD LIAR movie poster | ©2019 Warner Bros.

Rating: R Stars: Helen Mirren, Ian McKellen, Russell Tovey, Jim Carter Writer: Jeffrey Hatcher, based on the novel by Nicholas Searle Director: Bill Condon Distributor: Warner Bros. Release Date: November 15, 2019 THE GOOD LIAR is one of those satisfyingly twisty thrillers made nigh-perfect by the presence of Helen Mirren and Ian McKellen in the leads. These are two actors who could mesmerize us with the proverbial phone book reading. With material this good, they are riveting throughout. We’re in London, 2009. Why is that important? Well, remember it, because the year (in relation to other years) is one clue […]Read On »

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CAROL’S SECOND ACT: Kyle MacLachlan on the new CBS comedy series – Exclusive Interview

Kyle MacLachlan in CAROL'S SECOND ACT - Season 1 | ©2019 CBS/Sonja Flemming

In CAROL’S SECOND ACT, now in its first season on Thursdays on CBS, Kyle MacLachlan plays Dr. Stephen Frost, boss of the novice doctors who include Patricia Heaton’s title character. Stephen is relatively laid-back, in contrast with his taskmaster colleague Dr. Maya Jacobs (played by Ito Aghayere). MacLachlan, a native of Washington State, originally became famous for his work with filmmaker David Lynch, starring in the ’80s movies DUNE and BLUE VELVET, and then in Lynch’s ‘90s TV series TWIN PEAKS as Dale Cooper. MacLachlan won a Golden Globe and was twice nominated for Emmys for his performance, then reprised […]Read On »

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