STUMPTOWN: Actress Camryn Manheim on playing a police lieutenant – Exclusive Interview

Camryn Manheim as Lieutenant Cosgrove in STUMPTOWN - Season 1 | ©2020 ABC/Matthias Clamer

In ABC’s Wednesday-night freshman series STUMPTOWN, newly-minted private detective Dex Parios (Cobie Smulders) tracks down miscreants in Portland, Oregon. Dex is also handling a couple of complicated friendships, one with bar owner/ex-con Grey McConnell (Jake Johnston) and another with Portland police detective Miles Hoffman (Michael Ealy). In turn, Miles often finds that his association with Dex puts him at odds with his boss, Lieutenant Cosgrove, played by Camryn Manheim. Manheim, who grew up in Illinois and California, is no stranger to legal drama, having spent eight years and won an Emmy for her work playing lawyer Eleanor Frutt on THE […]Read On »

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STUMPTOWN: Actor Michael Ealy gives the scoop on the rest of Season 1 – Exclusive Interview

Michael Ealy is Detective Miles Hoffman in STUMPTOWN - Season 1 | ©2019 ABC/Martin DeBoer

“Stumptown” is a nickname for Portland, Oregon, coined from the city’s origins as a logging camp. STUMPTOWN is also a title for ABC’s freshman Wednesday-night series about newly-licensed private eye Dex Parios (Cobie Smulders) and the people in her life. Portland P.D. homicide detective Miles Hoffman, played by Michael Ealy, has hooked up with Dex on and off throughout the season, both professionally and personally. Since Dex is in denial of her feelings for her friend, bar owner and ex-con Grwy (Jake Johnston), this further complicates things with Miles. Having spoken with actor Ealy at the beginning of STUMPTOWN’s run, […]Read On »

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STUMPTOWN: Tantoo Cardinal chats new ABC detective series – Exclusive Interview

Tantoo Cardinal in STUMPTOWN - Season | ©2019 ABC/Matthias Clamer

ABC’s new Wednesday-night detective drama STUMPTOWN is based on the graphic novels by Greg Rucka, Matthew Southworth, and Justin Greenwood, adapted for television by executive producer Jason Richman. Cobie Smulders stars as Dex Parios, a U.S. military vet who becomes a private eye in Portland, Oregon. Dex’s history is tied up with that of Tantoo Cardinal’s character, Sue Lynn Blackbird. Dex and Sue Lynn’s son were in love, but Sue Lynn broke up the relationship. This led indirectly to the son’s death, and Sue Lynn now seems to regret her actions way back when. When her granddaughter Nina (Blu Hunt) […]Read On »

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STUMPTOWN: Michael Ealy on new ABC drama series – Exclusive Interview

Michael Ealy is Detective Miles Hoffman in STUMPTOWN - Season 1 | ©2019 ABC/Matthias Clamer

In ABC’s new Wednesday-night drama STUMPTOWN, adapted from Greg Rucka’s graphic novels, Cobie Smulders stars as Dex Parios. Dex is a bartender turned novice but tough private investigator operating in Portland, Oregon. (Portland is known as Stumptown due to its origins as a logging camp.) Michael Ealy plays Portland police detective Miles Hoffman, who doesn’t quite know what to make of his rule-breaking new acquaintance, especially when she shows up at his home late at night for no-strings sex. Ealy, originally from Maryland, is no stranger to playing law enforcement personnel, including series leads as an undercover FBI agent in […]Read On »

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Movie Review: SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME

SPIDER-MAN FAR FROM HOME movie poster | ©2019 Sony Pictures/Marvel

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Tom Holland, Zendaya, Jake Gyllenhaal, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Jon Favreau, Marisa Tomei, Jacob Batalon, Angourie Rice, Martin Starr, JB Smoove Writers: Chris McKenna & Erik Sommers, based on the Marvel comic book and characters created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko Director: Jon Watts Distributor: Columbia/Sony Release Date: July 2, 2019 SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME is in the unenviable position of picking up the Marvel Cinematic Universe timeline only three real-world months after the hugely emotional AVENGERS: ENDGAME. ENDGAME was presented as such a finale that it didn’t even have the customary Marvel mid-and-post credits […]Read On »

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Movie Review: JACK REACHER: NEVER GO BACK

JACK REACHER: NEVER GO BACK poster | ©2016 Paramount Pictures

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Tom Cruise, Cobie Smulders, Janika Yerosh, Aldis Hodge, Patrick Heusinger, Ninja N. Devoe, Holt McCallany, Robert Knepper Writers: Richard Wenk and Edward Zwick & Marshall Herskovitz, based on the novel NEVER GO BACK by Lee Child Director: Edward Zwick Distributor: Paramount Release Date: October 21, 2016 JACK REACHER: NEVER GO BACK makes this is a good week for movie franchises with second installments that improve upon their originals. Like OUIJA: ORIGIN OF EVIL, NEVER GO BACK fixes issues that went wrong the first time to deliver solid entertainment within its genre, in this case, the action thriller. […]Read On »

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Movie Review: AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON

AVENGERS AGE OF ULTRON | © 2015 Marvel/Disney

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, James Spader (voice), Samuel L. Jackson, Don Cheadle, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Cobie Smulders, Paul Bettany, Anthony Mackie, Linda Cardellini Writer: Joss Whedon, based on characters created by Stan Lee & Jack Kirby Director: Joss Whedon Distributor: Disney/Marvel Release Date: May 1, 2015 AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON is mostly what’s it should be and what’s expected – a superhero movie with slam-bang action, engaging characters, snappy dialogue and the fate of the world in the balance. Joss Whedon, who wrote and directed the first […]Read On »

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Movie Review: CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER

CAPTAIN AMERICA THE WINTER SOLDIER | © 2014 Walt Disney Studios

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Anthony Mackie, Robert Redford, Samuel L. Jackson, Sebastian Stan, Cobie Smulders Writers: Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely, story by Ed Brubaker, based on the comics by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby Directors: Anthony Russo & Joe Russo Distributor: Walt Disney Pictures Release Date: April 4, 2014 Whether you’re tracking the Marvel universe in all its interwoven facets – IRON MAN, THOR, THE AVENGERS, AGENTS OF SHIELD on TV – or just enjoying (or not) the individual projects as they appear, some of the story developments in CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER are surprising. […]Read On »

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TV REVIEW: MARVEL’S AGENTS OF SHIELD – SEASON 1 – “Girl in the Flower Dress”

Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg) discovers Skye (Chloe Bennet) is lying on MARVEL'S AGENTS OF SHIELD | (c) 2013 ABC/Justin Lubin

Cast: Clark Gregg, Cobie Smulders, Ming-Na Wen, Brett Dalton, Chloe Bennet, Iain De Caestecker, Elizabeth Henstridge, Ron Glass, J. August Richards Writer: Brent Fletcher Director: Jesse Bochco Network: Airs on ABC, Tuesdays @ 8 p.m. Original Telecast: Oct. 22, 2013 Now this is what we have been waiting for from MARVEL’S AGENTS OF SHIELD. A dude with a nasty fire power, secrets, revelations, a deeper subplot into the anti-SHIELD organization known as Centipede all wrapped in a pretty good episode called “Girl in the Flower Dress.” The girl happens to be a nasty piece of work that’s all pretty on […]Read On »

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TV REVIEW: MARVEL’S AGENTS OF SHIELD – Season 1 – “Eye-Spy”

Skye (Chloe Bennet) helps the team on MARVEL'S AGENTS OF SHIELD "Eye-Spy" | (c) 2013 ABC/Ron Tom

Cast: Clark Gregg, Cobie Smulders, Ming-Na Wen, Brett Dalton, Chloe Bennet, Iain De Caestecker, Elizabeth Henstridge, Ron Glass, J. August Richards Writer: Jeffrey Bell Director: Roxann Dawson Network: Airs on ABC, Tuesdays @ 8 p.m. Original Telecast: Oct. 15, 2013 MARVEL’S AGENTS OF SHIELD has already been up and down in its first season and we are only now on the fourth episode. Unfortunately, “Eye-Spy” didn’t do the show many favors in terms of going up after a pretty decent episode last week. The episode centered on a former Shield agent that was trained by Coulson (Clark Gregg) who for […]Read On »

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