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Movie Review: THE CLEANSING HOUR

THE CLEANSING HOUR movie poster |©2021 RLJE Entertainment

Rating: Not Rated Stars: Ryan Guzman, Kyle Gallner, Alix Angelis, Chris Lew Kum Hoi, Daniel Hoffman-Gill, Emma Holzer, Joanna David Writers: Damien LeVeck & Aaron Horwitz, story by Aaron Horwitz Director: Damien LeVeck Distributor: RLJE Entertainment Release Date: January 19, 2021  THE CLEANSING HOUR is a well-conceived, well-executed horror movie about the perils of making misleading reality programming. We tend to think of those dangers in terms of the effect on the audience. THE CLEANSING HOUR doesn’t ignore this, but its main focus is on “Father” Max Tyler (Ryan Guzman) and his lifelong best friend Drew (Kyle Gallner). The two […]Read On »

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Movie Review: THE LITTLE THINGS

THE LITTLE THINGS movie poster | ©2021 Warner Bros.

Rating: R Stars: Denzel Washington, Rami Malek, Jared Leto, Chris Bauer, Michael Hyatt, Terry Kinney, Natalie Morales, Isabel Arraiza, Joris Jarsky, Glenn Morshower, Sofia Vassilieva Writer: John Lee Hancock Director: John Lee Hancock Distributor: Warner Bros. Release Date: January 29, 2021 THE LITTLE THINGS is a police detective story that aims to carry more weight than it achieves. It’s not that it doesn’t have anything to say, but rather that it takes the long way round to get there. Set primarily in early ‘90s Los Angeles (with bits in Kern County), THE LITTLE THINGS focuses on the search for a […]Read On »

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YOUR HONOR: Hope Davis and Isiah Whitlock Jr. on playing their multi-layered characters – exclusive interview

Isiah Whitlock Jr as Charlie Figaro in YOUR HONOR - Season 1 - "Part Three" | ©2021 Showtime/Skip Bolen

YOUR HONOR, a limited series running on Showtime Sunday nights, stars Bryan Cranston in the title role. Executive producer Peter Moffat adapted the show for American television, based on the Israeli drama KVODO. Cranston’s Judge Michael Desiato presides on the bench in New Orleans. He is a man of impeccable ethics – until his seventeen-year-old son Adam (Hunter Doohan) is responsible for a hit-and-run accident that claims the life of another boy. When it turns out the dead youth is Rocco Baxter, the younger son of brutal mobster Jimmy Baxter (Michael Stuhlbarg), Michael sets in motion a chain of events […]Read On »

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RESIDENT ALIEN: actor Alan Tudyk on new extraterrestrial comedy series – Interview

Alan Tudyk is Harry Vanderspeigle in RESIDENT ALIEN - Season 1 | ©2021 Syfy/James Dittinger

RESIDENT ALIEN is a live-action series based on the graphic Dark Horse Comics novel by Steve Parkhouse. Premiering Wednesday, January 27, on Syfy, RESIDENT ALIEN stars Alan Tudyk as the title character, who crash-landed on Earth. Able to make himself look human (except to one little boy, played by Judah Prehn), the alien has assumed the identity of small-town veterinarian 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. Tudyk, originally from Texas, is known for work in films […]Read On »

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Movie Review: ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI

ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI movie poster | ©2021 Amazon Studios

Rating: R Stars: Kingsley Ben-Adir, Eli Goree, Aldis Hodge, Leslie Odom Jr., Lance Reddick, Christian Magbe, Joaquina Kalukango Writer: Kemp Powers, based on his stage play Director: Regina King Distributor: Amazon Studios Release Date: December 25, 2020; digital release, January 15, 2021 ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI jumps off from a real event: Cassius Clay’s victory as the World Heavyweight Boxing Champion on February 25, 1964. The film, based on the stage play by Kemp Powers, who wrote the screenplay, puts Clay (Eli Goree) together with Black activist Malcolm X (Kingsley Ben-Adir), football star Jim Brown (Aldis Hodge), and singer/songwriter luminary […]Read On »

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YOUR HONOR: Actors Hunter Doohan and Sofia Black-D’Elia on Season 1 – Exclusive Interview

Sofia Black-D'Elia as Frannie and Hunter Doohan as Adam Desiato in YOUR HONOR - Season 1 - "Part Three" | ©2021 Showtime/Skip Bolen

YOUR HONOR, now in its first season Sunday nights on Showtime, chronicles what happens when high school student Adam Desiato, played by Hunter Doohan, has an asthma attack while driving. Adam accidentally plows into and kills another youth, whose father turns out to be feared New Orleans mobster Jimmy Baxter (played by Michael Stuhlbarg). Adam’s own father is New Orleans Superior Court judge Michael Desiato, played by Bryan Cranston. Michael, until now a completely moral man, will do anything to save his son. This isn’t even the only complication in Adam’s life. He’s also having an affair with his young […]Read On »

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WALKER: Creator and executive producer Anna Fricke on the new reboot – Exclusive Interview

Jared Padalecki as Cordell Walker in WALKER - Season 1 Key Art | ©2021 The CW/Brian Bowen Smith

WALKER premieres tonight on The CW. It’s not what we might expect of an update of the 1993-2001 Chuck Norris WALKER, TEXAS RANGER. This time, Jared Padalecki (SUPERNATURAL) plays the lawman, but while he does his share of grabbing bad guys, his Cordell Walker is also a family man, who lives on his parents’ ranch with his two teenage children. Home life isn’t easy. Cordell has just returned from a long stint away following the death of his wife (Padalecki’s real-life spouse Genevieve Padalecki). Son August (Kale Culley) wants to be the perfect, trouble-free offspring for his father, while daughter […]Read On »

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THE RESIDENT: Actor Manish Dayal gives the scoop on Season 4 – Exclusive Interview

Manish Dayal as Dr. Devon Pravesh in THE RESIDENT - Season 3 | ©2019 Fox /Miranda Penn Turin

THE RESIDENT is now in its fourth season, Tuesday night on Fox. The medical drama, set at fictional Chastain Park Memorial, began with an exploration of how hospitals cover up malpractice. This season, in addition to storylines about newlyweds – Dr. Conrad Hawkins (Matt Czuchry) and longtime love nurse practitioner Nicolette Nevin (Emily VanCamp) finally marry – the show also tackles the response to COVID-19, both at Chastain and other, less well-funded establishments. When THE RESIDENT started, Manish Dayal’s character, Devon Pravesh, was a novice doctor under senior resident Conrad’s supervision. Now Devon is a resident in his own right. […]Read On »

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TWO SENTENCE HORROR STORIES: Executive producer Liz Levine on Season 2 – Exclusive Interview

TWO SENTENCE HORROR STORIES - Season 2 Key Art | ©2021 The CW

TWO SENTENCE HORROR STORIES began as an online challenge. Creator Vera Miao made a digital anthology series from the concept in 2017. It was developed for television by Stage 13. The first made-for-television season premiered in the U.S. on The CW in 2019. Now, the second season of TWO SENTENCE HORROR STORIES is airing on The CW on Tuesday nights, with two separate segments airing together within an hour timeslot. Meanwhile, the writers’ room is working on Season 3. Creator Miao is still the show runner, but much of the Season 2 production team is new to TWO SENTENCE HORROR […]Read On »

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ALEX RIDER: Creator and executive producer Anthony Horowitz on Season 1 – Exclusive Interview

Otto Farrant in ALEX RIDER - Season 2 | ©2020 IMDBbTV

Alex Rider is the name of the hero of writer Anthony Horowitz’s phenomenally successful YA book series, which has sold a combined total of over twenty million copies all over the world. ALEX RIDER is also the title of the new series about the character, currently streaming its first season, and renewed for a second, on Amazon and IMDBtv. Otto Farrant plays Alex, a normal London adolescent being raised by his Uncle Ian (Andrew Buchan). When Ian is murdered, Alex discovers to his shock that his relative wasn’t a banker, but rather a secret agent. The clandestine British government group […]Read On »

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