FALLING WATER: David Ajala on new USA sci-fi series – Interview

David Ajala is Burton in FALLING WATER - Season 1 | ©2016 USA/Bruno Dayan

In USA Network’s new Thursday-night science-fiction drama FALLING WATER, several people find themselves going in and out of each other’s dreams, which in turn seem to affect reality. Created by Gale Anne Hurd and Blake Masters and Henry Bromell, FALLING WATER centers on three specific dreamers. David Ajala plays Burton, a man of action whose jobs, past and present, are dangerous and mysterious. He winds up seeking his missing lover in the dream world, just as Tess (Lizzie Brochere) is looking for the young son she’s never met and Taka (Will Yun Lee) copes with his ailing mother. Ajala, the […]Read On »

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BEOWULF: RETURN TO THE SHIELDLANDS: David Ajala – exclusive interview

Beowulf - Season 1

In Esquire Network’s new series BEOWULF: RETURN TO THE SHIELDLANDS, Saturday nights, Kieran Bew plays the title hero. Not only does his Beowulf have to defend the legendary kingdom of Hierot against monsters and himself against the jealous prince Slean, portrayed by Ed Speleers, but he’s got to figure out how to contend with the other tribes of ancient Scandinavia. One tribe is the Vardi, led by the thane Rate, played by David Ajala. Ajala (pronounced Ah-Jah-Lah) , from London, England, has starred in the British TV series TREXX AND FLIPSIDE and the ABC Network drama BLACK BOX in the […]Read On »

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BEOWULF: Kieran Bew plays the legendary hero – Exclusive Interview

Kieran Bew in BEOWULF | ©2016 ITV Studios

There are actors who have to learn how to use a sword once they get a role in a heroic fantasy. Then there’s Kieran Bew, who was a British sword cadet champion in his teens before he ever became an actor. Not all of Bew’s film and television work has called for work with bladed weaponry. His resume includes the features GREEN STREET HOOLIGANS and AVP: ALIEN VS. PREDATOR and the British TV series THE BILL, SILENT WITNESS, WPC 56 and THE BLETCHLEY CIRCLE. Then again, the English actor has also appeared in the 2008 TV CRUSOE and in the […]Read On »

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Co-creator Katie Newman on BEOWULF – Exclusive Interview

Kieran Bew as Beowulf in BEOWULF - Season 1 | ©2016 Esquire / ITV Studios

What work of fiction is between 1,000 and 1,300 years old and is just coming to television now? That would be the epic Anglo-Saxon poem BEOWULF, premiering as the thirteen-part BEOWULF: RETURN TO THE SHIELDLANDS Saturday, January 23, as Esquire Network’s second scripted series. For those unfamiliar with the myth or the multiple motion pictures, Beowulf is a Scandinavian hero who comes to Hrothgar’s Hall (i.e., castle) to save the citizens from a marauding monster called Grendel. In BEOWULF, Beowulf (Kieran Bew) spent much of his childhood in Heorot Hall as the ward of its ruler, Thane Hrothgar (William Hurt), […]Read On »

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THE STRAIN: Actor David Bradley on Season 2 – Exclusive Interview

David Bradley in THE STRAIN - Season 2 | ©2015 FX/Robert Sebree

Actor David Bradley is dancing with the kind of gusto associated with Dickensian revels. His costar on THE STRAIN, Kevin Durand, is immortalizing the action with his cell phone. It’s perfectly appropriate – this is a party thrown by Fox and FX for the Television Critics Association press tour at West Hollywood’s Soho House and there’s music blaring – but whether one is most familiar with Bradley from his STRAIN role as determined and lethal vampire hunter Abraham Setrakian, the vile Walder Frey from GAME OF THRONES, actor William Hartnell aka the First Doctor Who from AN ADVENTURE IN SPACE […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Actor Greg Ellis sails into PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES

Greg Ellis at the World Premiere of HOP | ©2011 Sue Schneider

In the PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN films, the attention (per the title) is on the pirates. However, His Majesty’s Navy is usually on the scene. Greg Ellis’ character Theodore Groves, one of the naval officers in PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: THE CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL and PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: AT WORLD’S END (he wasn’t in the second film), is now back in the latest installment, PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES. The actor, who hails from Lancashire, England, talks exclusively with ASSIGNMENT X about his adventures on the cinematic high seas. ASSIGNMENT X: Have you been going […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Dan Fogler is MARS NEEDS MOMS space case

Dan Fogler is Gribble in MARS NEEDS MOMS | ©2011 ImageMovers Digital LLC.

After making an impression with his starring role in the hilarious BALLS OF FURY, Dan Fogler has been moving up the ladder as a stand-out in such films as FANBOYS and the recently released TAKE ME HOME TONIGHT. The actor gets to stretch even further in the new 3D CGI animated Disney Film MARS NEEDS MOMS where he plays Gribble – an adult who was stranded on Mars in the 1980s as a kid. Now has a chance to right some wrongs by helping a new kid named Milo who has arrived to the Red Planet and wants to save […]Read On »

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Movie Review: MARS NEEDS MOMS

MARS NEEDS MOMS movie poster | ©2011 Walt Disney Pictures

Stars: Seth Green, Joan Cusack, Dan Fogler, Elisabeth Harnois, Mindy Sterling, Kevin Cahoon Writer: Simon Wells & Wendy Wells , based on the story MARS NEEDS MOMS by Berkley Breathed Director: Simon Wells Distributor: Walt Disney Studios Release Date: March 11, 2011 MARS NEEDS MOMS is the latest CGI offering from Walt Disney and Image Movers Digital (who were responsible for the performance capture films THE POLAR EXPRESS, BEOWULF and A CHRISTMAS CAROL).  I have had to warm to the slick almost real style of motion capture animation. Sometimes it really works for me, and other times it’s so natural/unnatural […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: The producers of MARS NEEDS MOMS talk 3D

Gribble and Milo in MARS NEEDS MOMS | ©2011 ImageMovers Digital LLC.

Producers Jack Rapke and Steve Starkey have worked with Robert Zemeckis for a very long time, and they’ve seen how that director as pioneered the art of “performance capture” films from POLAR EXPRESS, BEOWULF and A CHRISTMAS CAROL. Now, they’re working alongside Zemeckis as a producer for the Simon Wells directed MARS NEEDS MOMS (opening Friday). An adaptation of the Berkeley Breathed children’s book, the film follows an average kid named Milo who has to save his mom from manipulative aliens (but he has to travel to Mars first). In our exclusive interview with the producers, the producers chat about […]Read On »

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