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Movie Review: TAKE BACK THE NIGHT

TAKE BACK THE NIGHT movie poster | ©2022 Dark Sky Films

Rating: Not Rated Stars: Emma Fitzpatrick, Angela Gulner, Jennifer Lafleur, Sibongile Mlambo, Corina Kinnear Writers: Emma Fitzpatrick & Gia Elliot Director: Gia Elliot Distributor: Dark Sky Films Release Date: March 4, 2022 TAKE BACK THE NIGHT clearly has its heart in the right place. The closing credits start with phone numbers for real-world rape survivor and suicide hotlines. The film also has a tricky but potentially intriguing premise. What if a woman was assaulted by a literal monster? Director Gia Elliot co-wrote the TAKE BACK THE NIGHT screenplay with lead actor Emma Fitzpatrick. Fitzpatrick plays Jane, who goes online by […]Read On »

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Movie Review: ASKING FOR IT

ASKING FOR IT movie poster | ©2022 Saban Films

Rating: R Stars: Kiersey Clemons, Vanessa Hudgens, Alexandra Shipp, Ezra Miller, Gabourey Sidibe, Radha Mitchell, Casey Cott, Leslie Stratton, Luke Hemsworth, Wayne Dehart, David Patrick Kelly, Demetrius Shipp Jr., Casey Camp-Horinek Writer: Eamon O’Rourke Director: Eamon O’Rourke Distributor: Saban Films Release Date: March 4, 2022 ASKING FOR IT has the vibe of a ‘70s indie film that is blissfully unafraid to blend genres and tones. Directed and written by Eamon O’Rourke, ASKING FOR IT is in theory and practice a rape revenge action flick. However, it’s also a celebration of young female bonding, idyllic hip-hop counterculture, and a type of […]Read On »

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LUCIFER: Co-executive producer and writer Mike Costa on the Season 6 premiere – Exclusive Interview – Part 3

Tom Ellis as Lucifer in LUCIFER - Season 5 - "It Never Ends Well For the Chicken" |©2020 Netflix/John P. Fleenor

LUCIFER’s sixth and final season – now streaming on Netflix with all previous seasons – had some new challenges. Among these was how to keep in line with the show’s procedural format now that detective Chloe Decker (Lauren German) and her consultant (among other things) Lucifer (Tom Ellis) had left the police force, in anticipation of Lucifer becoming God. Co-executive producer Mike Costa wrote the LUCIFER Season 6 premiere, “Nothing Ever Changes Around Here.” The episode has Lucifer and Chloe going to the Magic Castle (a real establishment in Hollywood) to see magicians perform, only to get caught up in […]Read On »

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RESIDENT ALIEN: Creator Chris Sheridan and cast Alan Tudyk, Sara Tomko talk Season 2 – Interview

RESIDENT ALIEN - Season 2 Key Art |©2022 Syfy

RESIDENT ALIEN is now in its second season, Wednesday nights on Syfy. Based on the the Dark Horse Comics graphic novel by Peter Hogan and Steve Parkhouse and adapted for television by Chris Sheridan, RESIDENT ALIEN stars Alan Tudyk as the title character, who crash-landed on Earth. Able to make himself look human, the alien has assumed the identity of Colorado small-town veterinarian-turned-doctor Harry Vanderspeigle. Although completely confused by human behavior, Harry finds that he actually likes the townspeople. This may be a problem, since he’s been sent here to wipe out humanity. Harry’s secret is now known by his […]Read On »

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FRAMED BY MY SISTER: Actress Angie Teodora Dick on latest LMN thriller – Exclusive Interview

Angie Teodora Dick in FRAMED BY MY SISTER | ©2022 Reel One Entertainment

FRAMED BY MY SISTER stars Scout Taylor-Compton as triplets at lethal odds with each other. The thriller film premieres tonight, February 25, on the Lifetime Movie Network. Angie Teodora Dick costars as LAPD Detective Sarzo, tasked with solving the mounting thefts, assaults, and murders of the case. Dick previously worked with FRAMED BY MY SISTER director Anthony C. Ferrante on the films ANOTHER MOTHER, FORGOTTEN EVIL, and ZOMBIE TIDAL WAVE. Her other credits include MURDER BOOK, I’M DYING UP HERE, LUCIFER, and THE UNDERTAKER’S WIFE. In an exclusive interview, Dick talks about taking up the badge for FRAMED BY MY […]Read On »

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FRAMED BY MY SISTER: Actor TK Richardson on his new LMN thriller – Exclusive Interview

TK Richardson in FRAMED BY MY SISTER | ©2022 Reel One Entertainment

FRAMED BY MY SISTER premieres Friday, February 25, on Lifetime Movie Network. The thriller stars Scout Taylor-Compton as triplets, one of whom wants to take over the life of a wealthier sibling by framing third sister Raina for murder. TK Richardson co-stars as Raina’s best friend and potential love interest Joey, a bar owner who believes in the young woman even when she doubts herself. Richardson’s other film and TV credits include GENERATION Y, WHEN PRIDE COMES BEFORE THE FALL, ADOLESCENCE, ALIEN: NIGHT SHIFT, SNOWFALL, 9-1-1: LONE STAR, and GOOD TROUBLE. In an exclusive interview, Richardson talks about his work […]Read On »

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TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE: Effects makeup artist Todd Tucker on new Leatherface movie – Exclusive Interview

Todd Tucker from Illusion Industries for TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE | photo courtesy Todd Tucker

TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE just premiered its newest incarnation on Netflix on Friday, February 18. It’s directed by David Blue Garcia from a screenplay by Chris Thomas Devlin, from a story by Fede Alvarez & Rodo Sayagues, based on characters created by Kim Henkel & Tobe Hooper. This TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE is a direct sequel to the 1974 original, directed by Tobe Hooper. It takes place in a very small, mostly empty town in Texas, where young entrepreneurs bring in a busload of investors to revitalize the place. They are unaware of one very significant remaining resident – Leatherface. Within the […]Read On »

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Movie Review: UNCHARTED

UNCHARTED movie poster | ©2022 Sony Pictures

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Tom Holland, Mark Wahlberg, Sophia Ali, Tati Gabrielle, Antonio Banderas, Steve Waddington Writers: Rafe Judkins and Art Marcum & Matt Holloway, screen story by Rafe Lee Judkins and Jon Hanley Rosenberg & Mark D. Walker Director: Ruben Fleischer Distributor: Sony/Columbia Release Date: February 18, 2022  UNCHARTED is based on a phenomenally successful series of PlayStation videogames about treasure hunter Nathan Drake. It’s a rather strange name, at least for this movie, given that so much of it is involved with following maps that lead to other maps, although the title HIGHLY CHARTED wouldn’t have quite the same […]Read On »

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Movie Review: TED K

TED K movie poster | ©2022 Neon

Rating: R Stars: Sharlto Copley, Amber Rose Mason Writers: Gaddy Davis and John Rosenthal and Tony Stone Director: Tony Stone Distributor: Neon Release Date: February 18, 2022 TED K refers to Theodore J. Kaczynski, better known as the Unabomber. He is played here in an excellent performance by Sharlto Copley, who also serves as one of the film’s producers. An opening crawl informs us that. Kaczynski lived for twenty-five years, without running water or electricity in a ten-by-twelve-foot cabin in the woods outside the Rocky Mountain town of Lincoln, Montana. His activities are described as “sinister,” while ominous music plays. […]Read On »

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Movie Review: THE CURSED

THE CURSED Movie Poster | ©2022 Neon

Rating: Not Rated Stars: Boyd Holbrook, Kelly Reilly, Alistair Petrie, Roxane Duran, Amelia Crouch, Max Mackintosh, Pascale Becouze, Tommy Rodger Writer: Sean Ellis Director: Sean Ellis Distributor: Neon Release Date: February 18, 2022 THE CURSED (not to be confused with director Wes Craven’s 2005 contemporary werewolf movie CURSED) is a new take on the Beast of Gévaudan legend. To be more precise, director/writer Sean Ellis positions his THE CURSED as a kind of sequel to that legend. Those who are not familiar with this piece of French folklore need not fear – it will be explained to us in due […]Read On »

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