TV Review: SUPERNATURAL – Season 10 – “About a Boy”

Dean is transformed into a teenager in SUPERNATURAL "About a Boy" | © 2015 Diyah Pera/The CW

Stars: Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Lesley Nicol, Dylan Everett, Mark Acheson, Madeleine Arthur, Kehli O’Byrne, Jason Wingham Writer: Adam Glass, series created by Eric Kripke Director: Serge Ladouceur Network: The CW, Tuesdays @ 9 PM Original Airdate: February 3, 2015 There may be another show out there that could combine movies like BIG and 16 AGAIN with the Hansel & Gretel legend, but SUPERNATURAL is the one that actually does it. The result, “About a Boy,” is entertaining and amusing, although it doesn’t give itself enough time to play with its premise. When people in a small Oregon town start […]Read On »

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ABOUT A BOY star Benjamin Stockham talks Season 2- exclusive interview

Benjamin Stockham as Marcus and David Walton as Will Freeman in ABOUT A BOY | © 2015 Isabella Vosmikova/NBC

In NBC’s ABOUT A BOY, Tuesdays at 9:30 PM, Benjamin Stockham plays Marcus, the boy in question. Marcus is a tween whose life is forever changed when carefree Will (David Walton) moves in next door to Marcus and his overly protective single Mom Fiona (Minnie Driver) in San Francisco. The series, now in its second season, is adapted by show runner Jason Katims from Nick Hornsby’s novel (which was also made into a 2002 film starring Hugh Grant and Nicholas Hoult). Stockham, now age 14, has been acting since he was five years old, with plenty of film (QUARANTINE, SIMON […]Read On »

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Paul Weitz conducts MOZART IN THE JUNGLE for Amazon – Exclusive Interview

MOZART IN THE JUNGLE poster | ©2014 Amazon

Based on the novel by Blair Tindall, MOZART IN THE JUNGLE is a comedy/drama about the world of a New York symphony orchestra. The series, which was made by Amazon Studios for Amazon Prime, debuted on the streaming service December 23. Gael Garcia Bernal stars as the symphony’s self-assured new conductor Rodrigo, Malcolm McDowell plays irascible former conductor Thomas, Saffron Burrows portrays commanding Cynthia and Lola Kirke is young, new-to-town oboist Hailey. Paul Weitz, whose big-screen directing credits include AMERICAN PIE (with his brother Chris), ABOUT A BOY and ADMISSION, directed the MOZART pilot and has become an executive producer […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Benjamin Stockham puts the boy in ABOUT A BOY

Benjamin Stockham in ABOUT A BOY - Season 1 | ©2014 NBC/Chris Haston

Actor Benjamin Stockham is only thirteen years old, but he’s been acting since he was five. Not only is he a film (QUARANTINE, SIMON SAYS) and television (1600 PENN, SONS OF TUCSON) veteran, he’s also remarkably quick with ad-libbed one-liners. At a Q&A panel with the Television Critics Association for NBC’s new series ABOUT A BOY, adapted for television by Jason Katims from Nick Hornsby’s novel, Stockham is seated with Katims and cast mates Minnie Driver, David Walton and Al Madrigal. When someone says to Stockham, “You’re either an exceptional young actor or you’re just like your character. Which is […]Read On »

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