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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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Movie Review: THE PUBLIC

THE PUBLIC movie poster | ©2019 Greenwich Entertainment

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Alec Baldwin, Emilio Estevez Jena Malone, Taylor Schilling, Christian Slater, Gabrielle Union, Jacob Vargas, Michael Kenneth Williams, Jeffrey Wright Writer: Emilio Estevez Director: Emilio Estevez Distributor: Greenwich Entertainment (theatrical), Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (all media) Release Date: (theatrical) April 5, 2019 THE PUBLIC takes its title from the Cincinatti, Ohio Public Library, where most of the action is set. It is a fact that quite a few homeless people in cities all over the U.S. use public libraries not only as sources of information, but also as daytime shelters to get in out of the elements. It’s […]Read On »

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SUPERSTORE: Nico Santos on Season 4 of the NBC comedy – Interview

Nico Santos as Mateo in SUPERSTORE - Season 4 |©2019 NBCUniversal/Justine Lubin

NBC’s half-hour comedy SUPERSTORE, now in its fourth season on Thursday nights, follows the employees of the big-box retailer Cloud 9. Nico Santos plays Mateo Fernando Aquino Liwanag, a sales associate who is gay and Filipino. SUPERSTORE’s portrayal of the character and other LGBTQ people has earned the series a GLAAD Media Award nomination for Comedy Series. Santos, who was born in Manila, came to big-screen attention last year as Oliver T’sien in the hit romantic comedy CRAZY RICH ASIANS. He says that when he auditioned for the role of Mateo, the character was neither gay nor Filipino. ASSIGNMENT X: […]Read On »

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KILLING EVE: Fiona Shaw on Season 2 of the dark assassin thriller – Exclusive Interview

Fiona Shaw as Carolyn Martens in KILLING EVE - Season 2 |©2019 BBCAmerica/ Parisa Taghizadeh

KILLING EVE begins its second season Sunday, April 7, on both BBC America, where it first aired in the U.S., and AMC. Phoebe Waller-Bridge adapted Villanelle novels by Luke Jennings for television. KILLING EVE received a Television Critics Association Award for Outstanding New Program. Sandra Oh won a Golden Globe Award for her portrayal of harried, determined MI-6 agent Eve Polastri; Jodie Comer plays Villanelle, a young assassin who engages in a mutual fascination with her pursuer. Fiona Shaw portrays Eve’s boss, the mysterious, hard to startle Carolyn Martens. Shaw, who works in all mediums – she was a Tony […]Read On »

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Review: ALIEN 40th ANNIVERSARY SHORTS

ALIEN 40TH ANNIVERSARY SHORTS | ©2019 20th Century Fox

Rating: Unrated Stars: James Paxton Writers: Noah Miller, Chris Reading, Aidan Brezonick, Kailey Spear, Sam Spear Directors: Aidan Brezonick, Benjamin Howdeshell, Noah Miller, Chris Reading, Kailey Spear, Sam Spear, Kelsey Taylor Distributor: 20th Century Fox Release Date: streaming, March 29, 2019; home video (with ALIEN 40th ANNIVERSARY release), April 23, 2019 The landmark science-fiction/horror film ALIEN is turning forty this year. Directed by Ridley Scott and scripted by Dan O’Bannon from a story he wrote with Ron Shusett, ALIEN introduced us to the working-class crew of the spaceship Nostromo, doing the futuristic equivalent of laboring on a cargo ship. A […]Read On »

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MRS WILSON: Actor Iain Glen chats about new mini-series and GAME OF THRONES – Interview

Iain Glen in MRS WILSON | ©2019 PBS

Actor Iain Glen is having a busy run of Sundays on television. On March 31 and April 7, he stars in the four-hour miniseries MRS WILSON opposite Ruth Wilson, on PBS’s MASTERPIECE. Developed for television by Wilson, MRS WILSON sees Wilson playing her own grandmother, Alison Wilson, whose memoirs were the basis for the miniseries. After her husband, British ex-spy Alec Wilson (played by Glen) died, Alison discovered that he had multiple other wives and families. (Ruth Wilson says there are now enormous Wilson family reunions, where surviving members of all the different strands get together – she suspects there […]Read On »

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TV Review: SUPERNATURAL – Season 13 – “Devil’s Bargain”

Danneel Ackles as Jo in SUPERNATURAL - Season 13 - "Devil's Bargain" | ©2018 The CW Network/Dean Buscher

Stars: Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Misha Collins, Mark Pellegrino, David Haydn-Jones, Keith Szarabajka, Jeffrey Vincent Parise, Erica Cerra, Richard Speight Jr. Writers: Eugenie Ross-Leming & Brad Buckner, series created by Eric Kripke Director: Eduardo Sanchez Network: The CW, Thursdays @ 8 PM Original Airdate: February 8, 2018 Castiel (Misha Collins) and Lucifer (Mark Pellegrino) have successfully escaped from Hell together and almost immediately unsuccessfully tried to kill each other (raise your hand if you saw that one coming). Castiel makes his way back to Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) and brings them up to date. The brothers are […]Read On »

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Movie Review: DUMBO

DUMBO poster | Walt Disney Pictures

Rating: PG Stars: Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, Eva Green, Nico Parker, Finley Hobbins, Alan Arkin, Roshan Seth, Sharon Rooney, Sandy Martin Writer: Ehren Kruger, based on the novel by Helen Aberson & Harold Pearl Director: Tim Burton Distributor: Walt Disney Pictures Release Date: March 29, 2019 The new live-action DUMBO is an oddity. The title character, a baby elephant who flies thanks to his oversized ears, is an extraordinary CGI creation. If Dumbo’s eyes are too large for a normal elephant, they are still profoundly expressive. Though DUMBO relies heavily on visual effects, its uncanny valley problems are […]Read On »

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HAPPY!: Creator Grant Morrison gives the scoop on Season 2 – Exclusive Interview

Chris Meloni as Nick Sax, Patton Oswald as Happy! in HAPPY! - Season 2 | ©2019 Syfy

Syfy’s HAPPY!, a unique combination of whimsy and mayhem, begins its second season Wednesday, March 27. In HAPPY! Season 1, Christopher Meloni’s ex-cop-turned-alcoholic-hitman Nick Sax is enlisted by Happy (an animated being in an otherwise live-action show, voiced by Patton Oswald), the flying blue unicorn imaginary best friend of Nick’s little daughter Hailey (Bryce Lorenzo), to rescue the child. By the end of Season 1, Hailey was not only rescued from the most perverse bad guys imaginable, but she was maturing enough that she no longer needed Happy. So Happy has moved on to a new person who needs a […]Read On »

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