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Movie Review: THE WIND

THE WIND movie poster | ©2019 IFC Midnight

Rating: R Stars: Caitin Gerard, Ashley Zukerman, Julia Goldani Telles, Dylan McTee Writer: Teresa Sutherland Director: Emma Tammi Distributor: IFC Midnight Release Date: April 5, 2019 THE WIND is an effectively creepy and handsome-looking folk horror film, set on the American prairie in the late nineteenth century. It is deliberately paced, beautifully photographed by cinematographer Lyn Moncrief, and makes great, terrifying use of shadows and light. The principal complaint is that it is needlessly disjointed. Lizzie Macklin (Caitlin Gerard) has been living in an isolated cabin on the plains with her husband Isaac (Ashley Zukerman) for eight years when the […]Read On »

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THE NEIGHBORHOOD: Cedric the Entertainer chats about his new CBS comedy series – Interview

Cedric the Entertainer plays Calvin Butler in THE NEIGHBORHOOD - Season 1 | ©2019 CBS Broadcasting, Inc.

The title of CBS’s half-hour comedy THE NEIGHBORHOOD, now in its first season on Monday nights and renewed for a second, refers to a historic African-American enclave in Los Angeles. Cedric the Entertainer, one of THE NEIGHBORHOOD’s executive producers, plays Calvin, a patriarch who takes pride in his family (wife Tina is played by Tichina Arnold, their sons are played by Sheaun McKinney and Marcel Spears), his neighborhood, and his social standing. When a white family (played by Max Greenfield, Beth Behrs, and Hank Greenspan) moves in next door, Calvin is taken aback by this change in the population. He […]Read On »

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LES MISERABLES: Dominic West on the new PBS drama – Interview

David Oyelowo, Lily Collins, Dominic West in MASTERPIECE: LES MISERABLES | ©2019 BBC/Lookout Point

When most people think about Victor Hugo’s sprawling novel LES MISERABLES, originally published in 1862, they associate it with the hugely popular stage musical and its film adaptation. However, LES MISERABLES has been adapted as a straight drama on a number of occasions. The newest version of LES MISERABLES, a miniseries originally produced by and aired on the BBC, begins airing in the U.S. on PBS MASTERPIECE on Sunday, April 14. Dominic West stars as reformed criminal Jean Valjean, trying to live a good life as he is pursued over decades by obsessed law officer Javert (David Oyelowo), with revolution […]Read On »

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PROVEN INNOCENT: Creator David Elliot on new Fox legal drama – Exclusive Interview

Vincent Kartheiser as Bodie Quick, Riley Smith as Levi Scott, Nikki M. James as Violet Price, Russell Hornsby as Easy Boudreau, Rachelle Lefevre as Madeline Scott and Kelsey Grammer as Gore Bellows in PROVEN INNOCENT | ©2018 Fox/Michael Becker

In Fox’s new Friday-night drama PROVEN INNOCENT, lawyer Madeline Scott (Rachelle Lefevre) has a very personal stake in exonerating wrongfully convicted clients. Madeline was sent to prison for ten years for a crime she did not commit, the murder of her best friend. Now Madeline is trying to find the real guilty party while she works a group of Chicago legal team, whose work is based on the real-life Innocence Project. PROVEN INNOCENT creator/executive producer David Elliot attended law school in real life. He subsequently has written and/or produced for films and TV, including KNIGHTFALL and FOUR BROTHERS. He also […]Read On »

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Movie Review: LITTLE

LITTLE movie poster | ©2019 Universal Pictures

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Marsai Martin, Issa Rae, Regina Hall, Tracie Ellis Ross (voice), Tone Bell, Luke James Writers: Tracy Oliver and Tina Gordon, story by Tracy Oliver Director: Tina Gordon Distributor: Universal Release Date: April 12, 2019 LITTLE is essentially the inverse of the 1988 comedy BIG. That may sound like an easy line, but it’s true. In BIG, a twelve-year-old boy wishes to be an adult and turns into a thirty-year-old (played by Tom Hanks). This is also the plot of 13 GOING ON 30, with Jennifer Garner as the suddenly-grown version of a 13-year-old who wishes she were […]Read On »

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DOOM PATROL: Executive producer Sarah Schechter on Season 1 of the DC Universe series – Exclusive Interview

The Doom Patrol in action DOOM PATROL - Season 1 | ©2019 DC Universe

DC’s new DOOM PATROL, now streaming exclusively on DC Universe online, with new episodes dropping Friday nights, concerns a group of other-than-human not-quite-superheroes. Brought together by scientist Niles Caulder, aka the Chief (Timothy Dalton), the Doom Patrol consists of: Cliff Steele/Robotman (Brendan Fraser as his voice and in flashbacks, Riley Shanahan in the steel suit), who is a human brain inside a very large metal body; Kay Challis/Crazy Jane (Diane Guerrero), who has sixty-four separate personalities; Rita Farr/Elasti-Girl (April Bowlby), a ‘50s movie actress who tends to turn into a blob when agitated; Larry Trainor/Negative Man (Matt Bomer as his […]Read On »

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ROSWELL NEW MEXICO: Lily Cowles goes extraterrestrial in the CW reboot – Exclusive Interview

Lily Cowles as Isobel in ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO - Season 1| ©2018/Marc Hom

In The CW’s ROSWELL NEW MEXICO, now in its first season on Tuesday nights, a trio of alien siblings struggle with passing as human in the town of the famed crash site. Carina Adly Mackenzie adapted Melinda Metz’s ROSWELL HIGH novels for this new series, but unlike the previous TV adaptation (ROSWELL), the main characters here are all adults. Lily Cowles plays Isobel Evans-Bracken, who in the most recent episode to air finally revealed her extraterrestrial origins to her husband Noah (Karan Oberoi). After freaking out a bit – he’s already seen Isobel recuperating within an alien pod – Noah […]Read On »

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THE FIX: Breckin Meyer on the new ABC legal thriller – Exclusive Interview

Breckin Meyer as Alan Wiest in THE FIX - Season 1 | ©2018 ABC/Ed Herrera

Based on a novel by former prosecutor Marcia Clark, ABC’s new Monday-night drama THE FIX follows one particular investigation. Eight years ago, Los Angeles assistant district attorney Maya Travis (Robin Tunney) lost a double homicide case when she prosecuted celebrity Sevvy Johnson (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje). (Any resemblance to Clark’s prosecution of O.J. Simpson is strictly intentional.) Now Sevvy may have commited a new murder, and even though Maya walked away from the legal profession after the earlier case, she’s back to take him on again. Breckin Meyer plays Maya’s boss, district attorney Alan Wiest. This isn’t Meyer’s first time at the […]Read On »

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TV Review: SUPERNATURAL – Season 13 – “Good Intentions”

Chad Rook as Zachariah in SUPERNATURAL - Season 13 - "Good Intentions" | ©2018/Dean Buscher

Stars: Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Misha Collins, Alexander Calvert, Jim Beaver, Samantha Smith, Keith Szarabajka, Christian Keyes, Chad Rook, Michael Jonsson, Andre Tricoteux Writer: Meredith Glynn, series created by Eric Kripke Director: P.J. Pesce Network: The CW, Thursdays @ 8 PM Original Airdate: March 1, 2018 In the other world, archangel Michael (Christian Keyes) and his hench-angel Zachariah are trying to get Jack (Alexander Calvert) to cooperate, first by giving him nightmares (he can’t save Sam and Dean from a fire), then by appealing to his love of the Earth (fake Castiel appears to him and tries to talk him […]Read On »

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Movie Review: PET SEMATARY (2019)

PET SEMATARY (2019) movie poster | ©2019 Paramount Pictures

Rating: R Stars: Jason Clarke, Amy Seimetz, Jete Laurence, Hugo Lavoie, Lucas Lavoie, John Lithgow, Obssa Ahmed, Alyssa Levine Writer: Jeff Buhler, screen story by Matt Greenberg, based on the novel by Stephen King Directors: Kevin Kolach and Dennis Widmeyer Distributor: Paramount Release Date: April 5, 2019 Stephen King’s 1983 novel PET SEMATARY was adapted as a film once before, in 1989, with King writing the screenplay and Mary Lambert directing. Lambert also directed a 1992 sequel, scripted by Richard Outten. Now we’ve got a new adaptation of PET SEMATARY from the directing team Kevin Kolach and Dennis Widmeyer, from […]Read On »

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