Movie Review: ON THE BASIS OF SEX

ON THE BASIS OF SEX movie poster | ©2018 Focus Features

Stars: Felicity Jones, Armie Hammer, Justin Theroux, Sam Waterston, Cailee Spaetny, Kathy Bates, Stephen Root, Chris Mulkey Writer: Daniel Stiepleman Director: Mimi Leder Distributor: Focus Features Release Date: December 25, 2018 ON THE BASIS OF SEX tackles two historical subjects: a precedent-setting legal case and the early career of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Similar in some respects to last year’s MARSHALL, which concerned an early case of the late Supreme Court justice Thurgood Marshall, ON THE BASIS OF SEX doesn’t try to tackle Ginsburg’s whole life, or even how she got onto the Supreme Court. Instead it revolves around a single […]Read On »

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GRIMM: Silas Weir Mitchell on the 100th episode of the NBC series – interview

Silas Weir Mitchell as Monroe in NBC's GRIMM | © 2016 Chris Haston/NBC

GRIMM, the NBC fantasy/horror series created by Stephen Carpenter and executive producers David Greenwalt & Jim Kouf, celebrates its one-hundredth episode this Friday night, March 11. Five seasons in, faithful fans are glued to the adventures of Portland, Oregon police detective and hereditary Grimm Nick Burkhardt (David Giuntoli), who has learned that even though some Wesen – creatures that can pretend to be human but are actually something else – are evil, many others are good, and some even make good friends. A case in point is Nick’s best friend Monroe, played by Silas Weir Mitchell. Monroe is a Blutbad […]Read On »

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Interview: GRIMM co-creator David Greenwalt gives the Season 4 scoop

David Giuntoli as Nick Burkhardt in GRIMM - Season 4 | ©2014 NBC/Chris Haston

NBC’s GRIMM begins its fourth season Friday, October 24, at 9 PM, with just about all of the characters in a state of crisis. Portland, Oregon police detective Nick Burkhardt (David Giuntoli) has lost his Grimm powers. Young Trubel (Jacqueline Toboni) now knows that she’s a Grimm, but she’s also wanted by the police. Nick’s police captain, Sean Renard (Sasha Roiz), has been shot multiple times and may not survive. Renard’s Hexenbeist ex-lover, the witch Adalind (Claire Coffee), is frantically searching for their super-powered baby daughter and who knows what she’ll do if/when she finds out that Renard gave the […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Dee Wallace gets GRIMM again

Dee Wallace guest stars on GRIMM on NBC | © 2014 NBC/Scott Green

Even big bad Blutbads have mothers – at least, they do on GRIMM. In tonight’s episode, NBC, Friday at 9 PM, we meet the parents of the wolflike Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell) when he decides to ask an important question of his beloved Rosalee (Bree Turner), who is a foxlike Fuchsbau. In other words,Monroe is planning to marry outside of his Wesen species, which may cause his parents to growl a little bit. Monroe’s mother is played by Dee Wallace, who previously played a werewolf in THE HOWLING, was the mom in E.T. and has many other roles to her […]Read On »

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DVD Review: SANITARIUM

SANTARIUM poster | ©2013 RLJ Entertainment

Rating: Not Rated Stars: Malcolm McDowell, Lou Diamond Phillips, John Glover, Robert Englund, David Mazouz, Lacey Chabert, Chris Mulkey, Mayra Leal Writers: Kerry Valderrama, C.M. Bratton, Bryan Ortiz, Evan Boston, James Hartz, Scott Mercano Directors: Bryan Ramirez, Bryan Ortiz, Kerry Valderrama Distributor: RLJ Entertainment Release Date: December 31, 2013 SANITARIUM is like one of those good old grab bag horror movies that Hammer and Amicus used to make, or like a long episode of NIGHT GALLERY, with each segment having a different director and set of writers. However, as the whole project seems a collaborative venture between the directors and […]Read On »

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Movie Review: CAPTAIN PHILLIPS

CAPTAIN PHILLIPS | (c) 2013 Columbia Pictures

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Tom Hanks, Barkhad Abdi, Barkhad Abdirahman, Faysal Ahmed, Mahat M. Ali, Michael Chernus, Corey Johnson, Max Martini, Chris Mulkey, Yul Vasquez, David Warshofsky Writer: Billy Ray, based on the book A CAPTAIN’S DUTY: SOMALI PIRATES, NAVY SEALS, AND DANGEROUS DAYS AT SEA by Richard Phillips with Stephen Talty Director: Paul Greengrass Distributor: Columbia Pictures Release Date: October 11, 2013 Even before Johnny Depp repeatedly set sail under the Disney flag, sea-going piracy in the popular imagination tends toward the sword-wielding, rum-swilling skull-and-crossbones proud individualists. Modern-day piracy is neither colorful nor romantic, but simply a scary, deadly business. […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: JUSTIFIED producer Graham Yost talks about Season Two

Timothy Olyphant in JUSTIFIED | ©2011 FX/Mark Seliger

FX’s JUSTIFIED, based on characters created by revered novelist Elmore Leonard, wraps up its second season tonight, Wednesday, at 10 PM. Fans of Timothy Olyphant’s U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens, who copes with all sorts of complicated crime on his home Kentucky turf, can take solace that the hit series will be back for a third season (and probably more). Meanwhile, here’s what JUSTIFIED’s executive producer/adapter for television/show runner Graham Yost has to tell us about the show. ASSIGNMENT X: What kinds of questions do you ask yourself when you’re gearing up to make a new season? GRAHAM YOST: What’s a […]Read On »

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