Movie Review: DOCTOR SLEEP

DOCTOR SLEEP movie poster | ©2019 Warner Bros.

Rating: R Stars: Ewan McGregor, Rebecca Ferguson, Kyleigh Curran, Cliff Curtis, Zahn McClarnon, Emily Alyn Lind, Carl Lumbly, Zackary Momoh, Robert Longstreet, Jacob Tremblay, Jocelin Donahue, Alex Essoe, Henry Thomas, Roger Dale Floyd Writer: Mike Flanagan, based on the novel by Stephen King Director: Mike Flanagan Distributor: Warner Bros. Release Date: November 8, 2019 Talking about the new film DOCTOR SLEEP has aspects that are like one of those “if a train leaves the station in Boulder Colorado at five miles an hour” math puzzles. DOCTOR SLEEP is the title of Stephen King’s 2013 sequel book to his 1977 novel […]Read On »

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Movie Review: THE MEG

THE MEG movie poster | ©2018 Warner Bros.

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Jason Statham, Li Bingbing, Rainn Wilson, Cliff Curtis, Winston Chao, Sophia Cai, Ruby Rose, Page Kennedy, Robert Taylor, Olafur Darri Olafsson, Jessica McNamee, Masi Oka Writers: Dean Georgaris and Jon Hoeber & Erich Hoeber, based on the novel MEG by Steve Alten Director: Jon Turteltaub Distributor: Warner Bros. Release Date: August 10, 2018 A Megalodon, “Meg” for short, is a species of giant shark that died out several million years ago – or so they’d have you think. Ha! In THE MEG, a team of researchers discovers that the Pacific Ocean’s Marianas Trench goes much further down […]Read On »

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4K Ulta-HD Review: RISEN

RISEN | © 2016 Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

  Cast: Joseph Fiennes, Tom Felton, Peter Firth, Cliff Curtis, Maria Botto, Luis Callejo Writers: Kevin Reynolds, Paul Aiello Director: Kevin Reynolds Distributor: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment  An interesting, albeit strange, story of a pair of Roman soldiers that set off on a mission to find the body of Jesus Christ after uprising begins in the country over reports that they holy figure rose from the dead. RISEN stars Joseph Fiennes as Clavius, a non-believer tasked with solving the mystery of what happened to Jesus after he died in order to prove that he has not risen and is not […]Read On »

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FEAR THE WALKING DEAD: Lorenzo James Henrie on Season 1 – Exclusive Interview

Lorenzo James Henrie as Chris in FEAR THE WALKING DEAD - Season 1 | ©2015 AMC/Frank Ockenfels

In AMC’s FEAR THE WALKING DEAD, Sundays at 9 PM, Lorenzo James Henrie plays Los Angeles teen Chris Manawa. Chris lives with his divorced mother Liza, played by Elizabeth Rodriguez. He’s so angry at his father Travis, played by Cliff Curtis, for living with another woman that he’s initially reckless when the city is hit by a wave of “civic unrest” (the audience knows what it really is, but at first the characters don’t). Henrie, a native of Arizona, has some previous genre credits, including playing “Vulcan Bully” in the 2009 STAR TREK feature. He also had an arc on […]Read On »

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FEAR THE WALKING DEAD: 5 things to expect in Season 1

A zombie terrorizes in an upcoming episode of FEAR OF THE WALKING DEAD | © 2015 Justina Mintz/AMC

After the first episode of FEAR THE WALKING DEAD debuted to a cable record ratings, it is probably safe to say AMC has another hit on its hands despite some viewers’ opinions that it was too slow or there was not enough zombie carnage. While the first season is only six episodes (the same as the original series’ first season), there is still much that can happen to capture an audience. The cast and crew of FEAR THE WALKING DEAD believes so too and they gave AssignmentX five things to expect to see on the show during Season 1. 1) […]Read On »

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FEAR THE WALKING DEAD: Scares, subtext and plotlines in Season 1 – Part 2 – exclusive interview

Lexi Johnson as Gloria after eating dinner on FEAR THE WALKING DEAD | © 2015 Justin Lubin/AMC

In Part 2 of our exclusive interview with AMC’s FEAR THE WALKING DEAD director/co-executive producer Adam Davidson, he talks about scares, subtext and more. AX: How often do you actually want to go for a hard scare where there’s a visual shock, versus something that’s scary but presented mundanely, like a zombie seen at a distance? ADAM DAVIDSON: There isn’t any mathematical equation, it really comes down to storytelling. [There’s a scene in the pilot in the high school] that wasn’t intended as a scare moment, but when we staged the scene and I started shooting, I was like, “This […]Read On »

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TV Review: FEAR THE WALKING DEAD – Season 1 – “Pilot” – Season Premiere

Lexi Johnson as Gloria in Fear the Walking Dead | © 2015 Justin Lubin/AMC

Cast: Cliff Curtis, Kim Dickens, Frank Dillane, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Mercedes Mason, Ruben Blades, Colman Domingo, Lorenzo James Henrie Writers: Robert Kirkman, Dave Erickson Director: Adam Davidson Network: Airs on AMC, Sundays @ 9 p.m. Original Telecast: Aug. 23, 2016 The interesting thing about the world of THE WALKING DEAD and it carries over to the spin-off show FEAR OF THE WALKING DEAD is that it exists in a universe where there have been no zombie movies or zombie lore. Because obviously they wouldn’t be nearly as confused as they appear to be when first seeing the dead come back to […]Read On »

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FEAR THE WALKING DEAD: The Scoop on Season 1 – Part 1 – exclusive interview

Lexi Johnson as Gloria having a bit of a snack on FEAR THE WALKING DEAD | © 2015 Justin Lubin/AMC

Created by THE WALKING DEAD comics originator Robert Kirkman and Dave Erickson, AMC’s FEAR THE WALKING DEAD, which premieres Sunday, August 23, is set in the same universe but a little earlier. We’re in urban/suburban Los Angeles, where a large blended family of a high-school English teacher (Cliff Curtis), his high-school guidance counselor girlfriend (Kim Dickens), her two teenaged children (Alycia Debnam-Carey, Frank Dillane) and the teacher’s ex-wife (Elizabeth Rodriguez) and adolescent son (Lorenzo James Henrie), are all caught up in the early stages of a mysterious epidemic. Adam Davidson, who directed the FEAR THE WALKING DEAD pilot and then […]Read On »

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THE WALKING DEAD Spin-Off Gets 2 Season Order

Andrew Lincoln stars as Rick Grimes in THE WALKING DEAD The Distance | © 2015 Gene Page/AMC

AMC has ordered two seasons of the yet-to-be-named THE WALKING DEAD spin-off show that will be focused on new characters with an entirely new storyline. The first season of the show will consist of six one-hour episodes and is slated to premiere in the late summer of this year. The second season will air in 2016. Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Greg Nicotero and David Alpert from THE WALKING DEAD will serve as executive producers on the new series that will star Cliff Curtis, Kim Dickens, Frank Dillane and Alycia Debnam Carey. Kirkman co-wrote the pilot of the new series […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Terry O’Quinn chats GANG RELATED

Terry O'Quinn in GANG RELATED - Season 1 | ©2014 Fox/Patrick Hoelck

In Fox’s new drama GANG RELATED, Thursdays at 9 PM, Ramon Rodriguez plays Ryan Lopez, who has just been accepted into LAPD’s prestigious, and dangerous, Gang Task Force. What no one in the LAPD knows is that Ryan is actually the adopted son of gang patriarch Javier Acosta (played by Cliff Curtis) and originally joined the police as a mole. However, Ryan takes his duties seriously, and his divided loyalties are beginning to take their toll. Terry O’Quinn plays Ryan’s task force boss, Sam Chapel. O’Quinn, who made an indelible impression as the title character in the original film THE […]Read On »

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