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Blu-ray Review: IT’S ALIVE TRILOGY

IT'S ALIVE trilogy box art | ©2018 Shout! Factory

Stars: (IT’S ALIVE) – John P. Ryan, Sharon Farrell, Andrew Duggan, Guy Stockwell, James Dixon, Michael Ansara (IT LIVES AGAIN aka IT’S ALIVE 2) – Frederic Forrest, Kathleen Lloyd, John P. Ryan, John Marley, Andrew Duggan, Eddie Constantine, James Dixon (IT’S ALIVE III: ISLAND OF THE ALIVE) – Michael Moriarty, Karen Black, Laurene Landon, Gerrit Graham, Neal Israel, James Dixon Writer/Director: Larry Cohen Distributor: Shout! Factory Suggested Retail Price: $49.97 Writer-Director Larry Cohen (Q, THE STUFF, GOD TOLD ME) has made some pretty amazing films throughout his eclectic career and he’s done so by experimenting with genre tropes and twisting […]Read On »

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MARVEL’S AGENTS OF SHIELD: Chloe Bennet and Jeff Ward on Season 5 – Exclusive Interview

Chloe Bennet in MARVEL'S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. - Season 5 |©2018 ABC/Matthias Clamer

MARVEL’S AGENTS OF SHIELD has its fifth-season finale on Friday, May 18, with an episode ominously titled “The End.” However, fans should take heart – ABC has announced that Season 6 will air in the summer of 2019. Meanwhile, Chloe Bennet and Jeff Ward have both had an eventful year on MARVEL’S AGENTS OF SHIELD. Bennet plays Daisy Johnson, aka Quake, a super-powered Inhuman who accidentally wound up with her friends in a future where she learned that she’d literally broken the world. Now that she’s back in the present, she’s been working to prevent that from happening. Ward (CHANNEL […]Read On »

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Movie Review: DEADPOOL 2

DEADPOOL 2 poster | ©2018 Fox

Rating: R Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Morena Baccarin, Julian Dennison, Zazie Beetz, T.J. Miller, Stefan Kapicic (voice), Brianna Hildebrand, Leslie Uggams, Karan Soni Writers: Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick & Ryan Reynolds, based on characters created by Rob Liefeld & Fabian Nicieza Director: David Leitch Distributor: 20th Century Fox Release Date: May 18, 2018  DEADPOOL 2, should there be any doubt, is the sequel to 2016’s DEADPOOL. Both are based on the comics created by Rob Liefeld & Fabian Nicieza. The original DEADPOOL, with its blend of comic book action, snarky meta humor, bloody violence and quick-sparring romance was […]Read On »

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GOTHAM: David Mazouz on Bruce Wayne’s long journey to Batman in Season 4 – Exclusive Interview

David Mazouz in GOTHAM - Season 4 | ©2017 Fox/Tommy Garcia

Fox Networks has just announced that its pre-Batman series GOTHAM will be back for a fifth and final season in the fall. Meanwhile, GOTHAM Season 4 is heading for an explosive finale on Thursday, May 17. David Mazouz, who plays the adolescent Bruce Wayne, talks about where is character is at present, where he’s been and where he seems to be going. ASSIGNMENT X: While Bruce Wayne is now fighting crime in Gotham while wearing a mask, and has even had visions of bats and his future self, he still has not actually become Batman this season … DAVID MAZOUZ: […]Read On »

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GOTHAM: Robin Lord Taylor chats Season 4 of playing the Penguin – Exclusive Interview

Robin Lord Taylor in GOTHAM - Season 4 | ©2017 Fox/Tommy Garcia

As Fox Network’s Thursday-night GOTHAM heads towards its Season 4 finale, the title city is descending into chaos, courtesy of the mad followers of proto-Joker Jerome Valeska (Cameron Monaghan). This doesn’t sit well with the more organized criminal mastermind Oswald Cobblepot, aka the Penguin, who is played by Robin Lord Taylor. In an exclusive phone interview, Taylor gives his thoughts on Season 4 and the state of Oswald’s relationships with the other GOTHAM characters. ASSIGNMENT X: GOTHAM executive producer/show runner John Stephens said that you just brought such sympathy to the character of Oswald that we wound up rooting for […]Read On »

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THE AMERICANS: Costa Ronin on the sixth and final season- Exclusive Interview

Costa Ronin in THE AMERICANS | ©2018 FX

In the sixth and final season of THE AMERICANS, on FX Wednesday nights, the story has jumped ahead three years. We’re now in the mid-‘80s, when the Reagan/Gorbachev summit is about to get underway. Philip Jennings (Matthew Rhys) is no longer a K.G.B. operative, but his wife Elizabeth (Keri Russell) is as deeply involved in undercover work as ever, and is now also mentoring their college-student daughter Paige (Holly Taylor) as a K.G.B. spy. Costa Ronin plays Oleg Burov, who has also left the K.G.B. and is now living in Moscow with his wife and son. However, when old colleague […]Read On »

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Exclusive Photos from the World Premiere of SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY

Alden Ehrenreich and Emilia Clarke at the World Premiere of LucasFim’s SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY

LucasFIlm’s held the World Premiere of SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY on May 10th at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. It was a huge premiere with Hollywood Boulevard closed from Highland to Orange to accommodate the stars and guests. The movie is the coming of age of Hans Solo finding his purpose in life before becoming the STAR WARS most ironic and adored maverick. Originally played by Mark Hamill this Hans Solo introduces Alden Ehrenreich into the STAR WARS Universe. Seen walking the carpet, were the stars of the film, which included: Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Thandie Newton, […]Read On »

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RUNAWAYS: James Marsters talks Season 1 of Hulu’s Marvel series – Exclusive Interview

James Marsters in MARVEL'S RUNAWAYS - Season 1 | ©2018 Hulu

At this point, actor James Marsters has done plenty of straight drama and comedy – and time in a rock band, Ghost of the Robot – but he continues to uphold his genre cred. After his indelible performance as the vampire Spike in BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER and ANGEL, Marsters’s roles have included anti-human Brainiac on SMALLVILLE, religious zealot Barnabas Greeley on CAPRICA, galactic traveler Captain John Hart on TORCHWOOD, and many more. Now Marsters has added series regular Victor Stein in Hulu’s RUNAWAYS to the list. Adapted by Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage from the Marvel Comics saga created […]Read On »

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S.W.A.T. and TIMELESS: Co-Creator Shawn Ryan talks about juggling both series – Exclusive Interview

S.W.A.T. - Season 1 Key Art | ©2017 CBS

Shawn Ryan is doing well right now.  One series he executive-produces and co-created (with Aaron Rahsaan Thomas), CBS’s Thursday night drama S.W.A.T., has officially been picked up for its second season. Another series Ryan executive-produces and co-created (with Eric Kripke), NBC’s time-travel series TIMELESS, is now in its second season on Sunday nights – after originally having been canceled following its first season last year. SHAWN RYAN: We’re working on Season 1 of S.W.A.T. and Season 2 of TIMELESS concurrently right now. ASSIGNMENT X: What was your personal TIMELESS drama like with, “We hope it’s renewed,” “It’s canceled,” “Yay, it’s […]Read On »

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BAD SAMARITAN: Director Dean Devlin tackles new thriller starring David Tennant – Exclusive Interview

Director Dean Devlin on the set of BAD SAMARITAN | ©2018 Electric Entertainment

In BAD SAMARITAN, in theaters now, a nice guy making wrong choices finds himself tangling with a psychopath. Dean Devlin directed the script by Brandon Boyce, which introduces us to parking valets Sean (Robert Sheehan) and Derek (Carlito Olivero), who have found a much better income source than tips. Using the tech in the cars they handle, they burglarize the owners’ homes, then get the vehicles back before the people have finished their meals. One night, Cale Erendreich (David Tennant), who demonstrates that he’s a major jerk in the brief space of time it takes him to turn over his […]Read On »

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