GOTHAM: Jessica Lucas learned how to whip – exclusive interview

Jessica Lucas as Tabitha Galavan in GOTHAM | © Jeff Neumann/ FOX

In Fox Network’s Batman prequel GOTHAM, now in its second season Mondays at 8 PM, Jessica Lucas plays Tabitha Galavan, aka the Tigress. Tabitha is not quite so mad or driven as her already-ruthless and now resurrected brother Theo [James Frain], but she has no qualms about killing and she’s very handy with her whip. Lucas, originally from British Columbia, Canada, has appeared in a lot of genre fare, including the films THE COVENANT and CLOVERFIELD, starring in the EVIL DEAD remake and in the TV series CULT. She was also a regular on the revival of MELROSE PLACE and […]Read On »

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HAND OF GOD: SUPERNATURAL star Alona Tal on her new role – Interview

Ron Perlman and Alona Tal in HAND OF GOD | ©2015 Amazon Studios

In HAND OF GOD, which premiered its entire ten-episode first season on Amazon Prime September 4, Ron Perlman stars as Judge Pernell Harris. When Harris’ son PJ (played by Johnny Ferro) is declared brain-dead after a failed suicide attempt, Harris has a mental breakdown and becomes convinced that God is speaking to him directly and commanding him to exact vengeance. It’s open to interpretation whether we’re witnessing a supernatural event, a man’s descent into madness, or both, but there’s no question that Harris is dangerous. Alona Tal plays Harris’ daughter-in-law Jocelyn, a lawyer who has been raped, the incident that […]Read On »

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GRACEPOINT actress Jessica Lucas on the Fox series and the EVIL DEAD remake – Exclusive Interview

Jessica Lucas in GRACEPOINT - Season 1 | ©2014 Fox/Mathieu Young

In Fox’s GRACEPOINT, which has its first-season finale tonight, Thursday December 11 at 9 PM, the small California coastal town has been all but ripped apart by the murder of young Danny Solano. As in BROADCHURCH, the U.K. series that is GRACEPOINT’s source material, an out of town reporter is one of those most responsible for stirring things up, to the point where one local commits suicide due to a campaign of harassment in the press. Here, the reckless journalist is called Renee Fleming. She’s played by Jessica Lucas, who was also one of the leads in last season’s CULT […]Read On »

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Actor Andrew Leeds chats CRISTELA and BONES – Exclusive Interview

Andrew Leeds in CRISTELA - Season 1 | ©2014 ABC/Bob D'Amico

In ABC’s new comedy CRISTELA, Fridays at 8:30 PM, series co-creator Cristela Alonzo plays the title character, a graduating law student whose working-class family is startled by her career choice. Andrew Leeds plays Josh, Cristela’s work colleague. The actor, originally from Florida, is also known to NCIS viewers as tech operator John Booker and to BONES fans as brilliant serial killer Christopher Pelant. His many other credits include the films MAJOR PAYNE and SUBJECT: I LOVE YOU, arcs on THE PRACTICE, CULT, DIRT and NIP/TUCK and appearances on AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN, THE FOSTERS and CASTLE. Leeds is at a […]Read On »

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Blu-ray Review: MOTEL HELL Collector’s Edition

MOTEL HELL Blu-ray | ©2014 Shout! Factory

Stars: Rory Calhoun, Paul Linke, Nancy Parsons, Nina Axelrod, Wolfman Jack Writer: Robert Jaffe, Steven-Charles Jaffe Director: Kevin Connor Suggested Retail Price: $29.93 Distributor: Shout! Factory Of all the now cult 1980s movies, MOTEL HELL stands out as one of the craziest, strangest, funniest and most inventive. This 1980 horror flick which owes greatly to THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE has not been treated well on home video – its last incarnation on DVD it was paired up as a Midnite Movies no frills double feature with DERANGED. Once again Shout! Factory outdoes themselves with their re-release of cult gems and […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Robert Knepper corners MOB CITY and the end of CULT

Robert Knepper in MOB CITY - Season 1 - "Banana Split" | ©2013 TNT/Doug Hyun

In MOB CITY, running on TNT in two-hour blocks Wednesdays at 9 PM, executive producer/director/writer Frank Darabont has adapted John Buntin’s book L.A. NOIR as a drama about the struggle between righteous cops, renegade officers and outright mobsters in 1940s Los Angeles. Some characters, like LAPD Chief William Parker (played by Neal McDonough) and gangsters Ben “Bugsy” Siegel (Edward Burns) and Mickey Cohen (Jeremy Luke), are historical figures. Others, including troubled police detective Joe Teague (Jon Bernthal) and female lead Jasmine Fontaine (Alexa Davalos) are Darabont’s creations. Robert Knepper’s character Syd Rothman, a hit man and lifelong friend of Siegel […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: DEFIANCE executive producer Michael Taylor speaks

Grant Bowler and Trenna Keating in DEFIANCE - Season 1 - "The Bride Wore Black" | ©2013 Syfy/Ben Mark Holzberg

In Syfy’s DEFIANCE, Mondays at 9 PM, seven alien races, collectively known as the Votan, crash-landed on Earth. Accidental terra-forming and life-form creation occurred, as well as a lot of panic on all sides. It has been nine years since peace was declared between humans and Votans. The TV series, already renewed for a second season, takes place in the frontier town of Defiance,  formerly St. Louis, MO, while the Trion Massively Multiplayer Online Game DEFIANCE, designed to run parallel with the show, takes place in a reconfigured San Francisco. Michael Taylor, one of DEFIANCE’s executive producers and writers, who […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Grant Bowler on his act of DEFIANCE – Part 1

Grant Bowler in DEFIANCE - Season 1 | ©2013 Syfy/Joe Pugliese

There are plenty of videogames that have been adapted from films and TV series, and plenty of films that have been adapted from videogames, but Syfy’s and Trion Worlds’ DEFIANCE is the first project to debut simultaneously as a narrative television show and a multi-platform video game. Both debut Monday, April 15, with the TV series having a two-hour premiere at 9 PM (its regular Monday timeslot thereafter). In DEFIANCE, a space-going fleet carrying seven different alien races, collectively known as the Votan, arrived on Earth, resulting in huge changes in the landscape, flora and fauna. It’s been nine years […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: CULT star Robert Knepper on the CW series and R.I.P.D. – Part 2

Robert Knepper in CULT - Season 1 | ©2013 The CW/JSquared

In Part 2 of our exclusive interview with Robert Knepper, we talk more about his dual role of actor Roger Reeves and Reeves’ TV character, cult leader Billy Grimm, in the CW’s CULT, plus Knepper’s one-time return to his PRISON BREAK character T-Bag on BREAKOUT KINGS and his recent and upcoming film roles. ASSIGNMENT X: After PRISON BREAK, you did HEROES, and then you reprised T-Bag on BREAKOUT KINGS – how was it going back to him? KNEPPER: I remember Nick Santora [co-creator of BREAKOUT KINGS, who had been a writer/co-executive producer on PRISON BREAK] calling me up and saying, […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: CULT star Robert Knepper on his CW thriller – Part 1

THE CW logo | ©The CW

The CW’s CULT, created by FARSCAPE’s Rockne S. O’Bannon and playing Friday nights at 9 PM, is a hard show to describe but a fun one to watch for those who are into mind-bending thrillers. In the world of CULT, there is a CW TV series called CULT, which stars Robert Knepper’s character, actor Roger Reeves, as charismatic but dangerous cult leader Billy Grimm. Roger may or may not be aware that the show seems to be affecting some of its viewers, including the brother of journalist Jeff Sefton (Matt Davis). Jeff teams up with CULT production assistant Skye (Jessica […]Read On »

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