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GOD FRIENDED ME: Violett Beane talks Season 2 – Exclusive Interview

Violett Beane in GOD FRIENDED ME - Season 1 | ©2018 Warner Bros./Jeff Riedell

In CBS’s GOD FRIENDED ME, now in its second season on Sunday nights, atheist podcaster Miles Finer (Brandon Micheal Hall) is thrown for a loop when someone claiming to be God friends him on Facebook. More, whoever has the God account keeps making suggestions that improve Miles’s life and helps him to assist strangers. Violett Beane plays journalist Cara Bloom, who tries to help Miles find out who is actually running the God account. Last season, evidence pointed to wealthy, philanthropic tech mogul Simon Hayes (Adam Goldberg), but he turned out to be just an ordinary, albeit ethical, good guy. […]Read On »

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Movie Review: MARY

MARY movie poster | ©2019 RLJE Films

Rating: R Stars: Gary Oldman, Emily Mortimer, Jennifer Esposito, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Owen Teague, Stefanie Scott, Chloe Perrin Writer: Anthony Jaswinski Director: Michael Goi Distributor: RLJE Films Release Date (theatrical and On Demand): October 11, 2019 MARY in many respects resembles a lot of other modest horror films, with two big differences. One, it’s shot on actual film, which gives it a much crisper, richer look than many of its peers. This makes sense, as its director, Michael Goi, is an award-winning cinematographer, who also serves in that capacity here. Two, MARY stars Gary Oldman and Emily Mortimer, actors whose big-name […]Read On »

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SUPERNATURAL: Alexander Calvert chats about playing Lucifer’s son on Season 15 – Exclusive Interview

Alexander Calvert as Jack in SUPERNATURAL - Season 14 - "Moriah" | © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved/Bettina Strauss

SUPERNATURAL embarks on its fifteenth and final season on The CW on Thursday, October 10. The series, created by Eric Kripke, started with the relatively modest premise of the Winchester brothers, Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles), fighting monsters and ghosts throughout the U.S. (even though the show is actually shot in Vancouver). As the seasons unspooled, though, the mythology got progressively more dense, until the Winchesters were actually tangling with Lucifer (mostly Mark Pellegrino, though other actors have embodied the fallen angel as well) and even God (Rob Benedict). At the end of Season 12, in May 2017, […]Read On »

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STUMPTOWN: Michael Ealy on new ABC drama series – Exclusive Interview

Michael Ealy is Detective Miles Hoffman in STUMPTOWN - Season 1 | ©2019 ABC/Matthias Clamer

In ABC’s new Wednesday-night drama STUMPTOWN, adapted from Greg Rucka’s graphic novels, Cobie Smulders stars as Dex Parios. Dex is a bartender turned novice but tough private investigator operating in Portland, Oregon. (Portland is known as Stumptown due to its origins as a logging camp.) Michael Ealy plays Portland police detective Miles Hoffman, who doesn’t quite know what to make of his rule-breaking new acquaintance, especially when she shows up at his home late at night for no-strings sex. Ealy, originally from Maryland, is no stranger to playing law enforcement personnel, including series leads as an undercover FBI agent in […]Read On »

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MR. MERCEDES: Brett Gelman gives the scoop on Season 3 – Exclusive Interview

Brett Gelman in MR. MERCEDES - Season 3 | ©2019 AT&T Audience Network

In Season 3 of MR. MERCEDES, Tuesdays on AT&T Audience Network, the story is about equally divided between our heroes’ investigation into new murders, and the murder trial of Lou Linklatter (Breeda Wool). Brett Gelman plays Lou’s lawyer, Roland Finkelstein. The role is a bit of a change of pace for Gelman, who more often works in comedy, including the Emmy-winning FLEABAG. Gelman, also a writer and producer, co-scripted as well as starred in the feature LEMON, and wrote on the series THE ERIC ANDRE SHOW and NICK CANNON PRESENTS: SHORT CIRCUITZ. As an actor, Gelman’s work includes roles in […]Read On »

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PRODIGAL SON: Aurora Perrineau on new cop profiler series – Exclusive Interview

Aurora Perrineau in PRODIGAL SON - Season 1 - "Fear Response" | ©2019 Fox Media LLC/Eric Liebowitz

In Fox’s new Monday-night dramatic thriller PRODIGAL SON, former FBI agent-turned-NYPD profiler Malcolm Bright (Thomas Payne) has special insight into the minds of serial killers. This is at least partly because his father is incarcerated serial killer Martin Whitley (Michael Sheen). Aurora Perrineau plays NYPD homicide detective Dani Powell, who frequently winds up working with Bright, even though she is initially skeptical of his abilities and motives. Perrineau can currently be seen in the Emmy-winning miniseries WHEN THEY SEE US. Some of her other credits include the films EQUALS, JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS, PASSENGERS, and TRUTH OR DARE, and two […]Read On »

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Blu-ray Review: THE HILLS HAVE EYES PART 2

THE HILLS HAVE EYES PART 2 Blu-ray| ©2019 Arrow Video

Stars: Michael Berryman, Tamara Stafford, John Bloom, John Laughlin, Janus Blythe Writer: Wes Craven Director: Wes Craven Distributor: Arrow Video Suggested Retail Price: $34.99 Filmed before Wes Craven’s seminal 1984 classic A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET and released in the U.S. a year later, THE HILLS HAVE EYES PART 2 is an obvious cash grab by all involved serving as a follow-up to Craven’s own 1977 cult hit. While some of the inventiveness Craven displayed in ELM STREET is missing here, there is some considerable charm to THE HILLS HAVE EYES PART 2 in both its coherent and incoherent attempts […]Read On »

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BATWOMAN: Dougray Scott on playing Batwoman’s father – Exclusive Interview

Dougray Scott as Jacob Kane in BATWOMAN - Season 1 | © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved/Jordon Nuttall

In The CW’s new series BATWOMAN, based on the DC Comics and premiering Sunday, October 6, Ruby Rose stars as the title character. Kate Kane returns home to Gotham City to find the place under siege due to the absence of Batman, aka her cousin Bruce Wayne. Kate decides to take up his crime-fighting mantle, as well as co-opting the Batcave. Dougray Scott plays Kate’s father, Col. Jacob Kane. The colonel is an ex-military man who now heads up the Crows, a private security firm that keeps order in Gotham City, at the expense of freedom. The colonel loves his […]Read On »

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Movie Review: GEMINI MAN

GEMINI MAN movie poster | ©2019 Paramount Pictures

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Will Smith, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Clive Owen, Benedict Wong, Linda Emond Writers: David Benioff and Billy Ray and Darren Lemke, story by Darren Lemke and David Benioff Director: Ang Lee Distributor: Paramount Release Date: October 11, 2019 GEMINI MAN is shot at 120 frames per second, rather than the conventional 24 frames per second. When Peter Jackson tried something like this, at 48 frames a second for 2012’s THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY, it gave the movie an unfortunate videotape look. However, the technology has clearly improved hugely since then. The combination of the 120 frames per second […]Read On »

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Movie Review: JOKER

JOKER movie poster | ©2019 Warner Bros.

Rating: R Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Frances Conroy, Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Brett Cullen, Bill Camp, Shea Whigham, Glenn Fleshler, Leigh Gill, Sharon Washington Writers: Todd Phillips & Scott Silver, based on characters from DC Comics Director: Todd Phillips Distributor: Warner Bros. Release Date: October 4, 2019 Seldom has it been so hard to figure out a letter grade for a movie review. JOKER doesn’t precisely defy normal measures of quality, but its ambiguities are simultaneously intriguing and frustrating. Despite rumors to the contrary, JOKER is set squarely within the Batman universe, even if this is a Gotham City grimier […]Read On »

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