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TV Review: PRIMEVAL – Season 4 – “Episode Five”

Andrew Lee Potts in PRIMEVAL - Season 4 | ©2010 Impossible Pictures

A fluctuating anomaly reading draws the special attention of Philip (Alexander Siddig) and leads to the team investigating the evocatively named Witchfield Cove in Episode Five of PRIMEVAL, where the locals have a legend about a giant worm; where’s Kyle MacLachlan when you need him. There are also some shady goings-on around town, and while Connor (Andrew-Lee Potts) and Abby (Hannah Spearritt) check into everything, Matt (Ciaran McMenamin) is forced to chase after an abducted Emily (Ruth Bradley). Connor also has an offer he can’t refuse from Philip about joining a secret project at Philip’s lab, Prospero…but can he refuse it after all if it means leaving ARC field work behind?

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CD Review: CLASH OF THE TITANS soundtrack (3,000 edition)

Clash of the Titans Soundtrack | ©2010 Intrada Records

With no offense to Ramin Djawadi’s rock-fueled percussion that accompanied the more-than-manly, 3-D CGI revamp of this year’s CLASH, it’s likely that Laurence Rosenthal’s symphonically lush, hero-making music of the gods was the stuff that played in Perseus’ ears as he slew Medusa and turned the Kraken to stone. It’s an old school style that will also forever identify CLASH for a certain geek generation, for whom no amount of cool computer effects will ever replace Ray Harryhausen’s home-made brand of stop-motion wonder, for whom Rosenthal’s score provided a more than worthy send-off. Now Intrada pays tribute to the alter […]Read On »

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CD Review: BRUC soundtrack

Bruc Soundtrack | ©2010 Movie Score Media

You can likely put the number of Napoleon-ea action scores on a short list, a unique quality that makes the genre open musical territory for Spanish-born (and American-trained) composer Xavier Capellas, who’s handled the scoring chores on such Spanish-funded horror pictures as BEYOND RE-ANIMATOR and FAUST. BRUC carries as similarly unhinged quality as a Catalonian goes Rambo on the Emperor’s assassins who pursue him through the mountainous wilds of Monteressat, giving Capellas the opportunity to unleash heroic hell in one of the more weirdly off-kilter period scores since Joe Lo Duca’s BROTHERHOOD OF THE WOLF. Here more symphonically traditional adventure […]Read On »

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CD Review: THE BOUNTY soundtrack

The Bounty Soundtrack | ©2010 Buysoundtrax

The idea of having someone else try to re-create the inimitable sound of Vangelis is enough to induce a Vietnam flashback to the infamous New American Orchestra’s “adaptation” of 1982’s BLADE RUNNER, done at the time of the film’s release to cash in on fans’ desperate desire for an official soundtrack that would be twenty-five years in coming. While admirers of his similarly excellent 1984 score to the BOUNTY are still waiting to hear its original tracks release beyond two cuts on Vangelis’ “Themes” CD, Buysoundtrax’ “new” BOUNTY album definitely won’t make the composer’s crew seasick, especially with Dominik Hauser […]Read On »

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Breaking News: Henry Cavill is the new Superman in Zack Snyder’s MAN OF STEEL

Henry Cavill in THE TUDORS - Season 4 | ©Showtime/Jonathan Hession

Looks like Brandon Routh will be shedding some Kryptonian tears – the actor is no longer the Man of Steel in the new SUPERMAN movie currently dubbed SUPERMAN: MAN OF STEEL. The new Zack Snyder directed reboot (which will be produced by THE DARK KNIGHT’s Christopher Nolan) has picked a new Clark Kent/Superman and his name is Henry Cavill (best known for Showtime’s THE TUDORS). Following on the heels of British actor Andrew Garfield playing Spider-Man in Sony’s superhero reboot, Cavill also happens to be a Brit. Cavill was on the short list to play Superman many years ago when […]Read On »

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Interview: William H. Macy is SHAMELESS in new Showtime series

William H. Macy in SHAMELESS | ©2011 Showtime

Arguably one of the best character actors of his time, William H. Macy still isn’t the name you would think of when casting a drunk and disorderly father in the new Showtime drama SHAMELESS (airing Sunday nights). Yet, the 60-year-old Macy pulls it off and, as always, makes it look so easy. Whether he is playing a shady car salesman or a porno director or just a plain drunk, Macy adores the characters he embodies, always finding something appealing and redeemable about each one. TAKE 1 On whether playing the relentless Frank Gallagher is exhausting… “No, it’s a relief,” he […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Luke Perry says GOODNIGHT FOR JUSTICE

Luke Perry in GOODNIGHT FOR JUSTICE | ©2011 Hallmark Channel

In Hallmark Channel’s telefilm GOODNIGHT FOR JUSTICE, airing tonight, Luke Perry plays John Goodnight, a circuit judge in the Old West who rides from town to town, administering the law as he sees fit. Although Perry is still pretty well-known for playing Dylan McKay on BEVERLY HILLS 90210 – spending ten seasons (1990-2000) on a television series will do that – he has lots of other projects to his credit, including the title role in Showtime’s futuristic Western series JEREMIAH, which he also produced, the romantic lead in the original BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER feature film and Linc Stark in […]Read On »

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Profile: Jason Statham rebuilds THE MECHANIC

Jason Statham in THE MECHANIC | ©2011 CBS Films

Action star Jason Statham, 38, kicks ass on screen again in his new movie THE MECHANIC where he plays Arthur Bishop, an elite hitman who, believe it or not, has a code of conduct he sticks by religiously. With the film opening today in theaters, Statham takes five to talk about the making of the film and playing bad guys with inner turmoil. TAKE 1 About taking on a remake and a role made famous by Charles Bronson in 1972… “Obviously trying to do anything that’s been done before well has a certain amount of expectation and you’re always going […]Read On »

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Profile: Father Gary Thomas is the REAL exorcist priest behind THE RITE

Colin O'Donoghue in THE RITE | ©2011 Warner Bros.

Father Gary Thomas might find doing press for the film THE RITE, something of an odd occurrence. The Catholic priest is the basis for the book THE RITE: THE MAKING OF A MODERN EXORCIST , which is of course now a movie starring Anthony Hopkins and hits theaters today. Thomas the pastor at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Saratoga, has his normal daily duties involving his parish and his parishioners, but when called to it, he also is one of the areas few practicing exorcist priests. Facing the Hollywood press has to be far easier than what Father Thomas deals […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: SPARTACUS: GODS OF THE ARENA creator Steven S. DeKnight steps back in the arena – Part 1

Antonio Te Maioha in SPARTACUS - GODS OF THE ARENA | ©2011 Starz

Most TV series have their share of growing pains, but with Starz’s SPARTACUS, the behind the scenes complications have been almost as epic as the onscreen story. Shot in New Zealand with green-screen backgrounds to accommodate the surroundings of ancient Rome, the first season, SPARTACUS: BLOOD AND SAND, starred Andy Whitfield as the title hero in his days as a slave/gladiator. The show was a major hit for Starz in its thirteen-episode run last year, and its ending, with the gladiators rebelling violently against their masters, seemed to set the stage for a Season Two depicting the beginnings of the […]Read On »

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