WATCHMEN: Regina King on new HBO series inspired by the Alan Moore graphic novel – Exclusive Interview

Regina King in WATCHMEN - Season 1 | ©2019 HBO/Mark Hill

HBO’s new series WATCHMEN premieres on Sunday, October 20. Developed for television by Damon Lindelof, WATCHMEN is essentially a sequel to Alan Moore’s 1987 graphic novel of the same name (as with other adaptations of his work, Moore has disavowed the TV follow-up). In WATCHMEN, Moore created an alternate history where Nixon never resigned, and costumed superheroes exist but are outlawed. Some go to work for the government; others go into hiding; still others become vigilantes. The WATCHMEN series is set thirty years after the events of the graphic novel. Regina King plays Angela Abar, who is part of a […]Read On »

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THE HANDMAID’S TALE: Emmy winner Ann Dowd on Season 2 – Exclusive Interview

Ann Dowd THE HANDMAID'S TALE | ©2018 Hulu

In Hulu’s multi-Emmy-winning THE HANDMAID’S TALE, based on Margaret Atwood’s novel, most of America has been taken over by Gilead. Gilead is a far-right religious sect which dictates that the few remaining fertile women be forced to procreate for powerful men and their presumed-sterile wives (when couples can’t conceive, it is always deemed to be the woman’s fault). The fertile women, known as handmaids, are forcibly taught what is expected of them by women known as aunts. Aunt Lydia is an especially formidable example, played by Ann Dowd, who won an Emmy for her performance in THE HANDMAID’S TALE’s first […]Read On »

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THE LEFTOVERS: Co-creator Damon Lindelof on the Season 2 reboot – Interview

Justin Theroux as Kevin Garvey, Carrie Coon as Nora Durst in THE LEFTOVERS - Season 2 | ©2015 HBO/Van Redin

In Season 1of HBO’s THE LEFTOVERS, adapted by Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta from Perrotta’s novel, two percent of the world’s population has disappeared overnight. Three years later, Mapleton sheriff Kevin Garvey (Justin Theroux) is trying to keep his small town together, but it’s tough – some people are trying to move forward with their lives, while others find this offensive. A cult called the Guilty Remnant engages in increasingly shocking behaviors to upset those who they think have grown complacent, and when the Remnant goes way too far, the townspeople erupt in violent wrath. Season 2 of THE LEFTOVERS […]Read On »

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Movie Review: TOMORROWLAND

TOMORROWLAND movie poster | ©2015 Walt Disney Pictures

Rating: PG Stars: George Clooney, Hugh Laurie, Britt Robertson, Raffey Cassidy, Thomas Robinson, Pierce Gagnon Writers: Damon Lindelof and Brad Bird, story by Brad Bird & Damon Lindelof & Jeff Jensen Director: Brad Bird Distributor: Walt Disney Pictures Release Date: May 22, 2015 Supremely well-intentioned and very uneven, TOMORROWLAND is a movie that’s easier to appreciate than to actually enjoy. Yes, it has some great concepts and delightful moments, but it also has long stretches that feel borrowed from dozens of other kid-friendly quest stories, along with some expository dialogue that goes on longer than is safe. TOMORROWLAND starts with […]Read On »

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Carlton Cuse controls THE STRAIN – Exclusive Interview

Robert Maillet as The Master in THE STRAIN - Season 1 - "The Disappeared" | ©2014 FX/Michael Gibson

In FX’s THE STRAIN, Sundays at 10 PM, a plane lands in New York City with all but four people aboard inexplicably dead. When Dr. Ephraim Goodweather (Corey Stoll) and Dr. Nora Martinez (Mia Maestro) from the Centers for Disease Control investigate, they soon find that both the survivors and the deceased all carry a blood-borne contagion that creates fast-moving, fast-breeding vampires. Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan, who together wrote the trilogy of novels that are dramatized in THE STRAIN, serve as executive producers, with del Toro also directing some episodes and Hogan crafting some of the scripts. Their […]Read On »

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TV Review: THE LEFTOVERS – Season 1 – “Pilot” – Series Premiere

THE LEFTOVERS - Season 1 poster | ©2014 HBO

Stars: Justin Theroux, Amy Brenneman, Christopher Eccleston Writers: Damon Lindelof & Tom Perrotta based on the novel by Perrotta Director: Peter Berg Network: HBO, airs Sunday nights Original Telecast: June 29, 2014 THE LEFTOVERS is another in TV’s recent fascination with genre stories that show society on the brink of extinction, aduction or tragedy and how they deal with these seen and unseen forces. From REVOLUTION, FALLING SKIES, the TNT series THE LAST SHIP and last summer’s UNDER THE DOME, there’s a similarity in tone and execution in all these stories with their success pending on how they keep the […]Read On »

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Interview: LOST co-creator Damon Lindelof on THE LEFTOVERS

Justin Theroux in THE LEFTOVERS - Season 1 | ©2014 HBO/Paul Schiraldi

In HBO’s new series THE LEFTOVERS, premiering Sunday, June 29, two percent of the world’s population vanishes in an instant, leaving everyone else shocked, grieving and wondering what happened. LOST co-creator Damon Lindelof adapted THE LEFTOVERS for television from ’s novel. Lindelof is at HBO’s session for the Television Critics Association to discuss THE LEFTOVERS. Following the official panel, the writer/executive producer remains for a lot of follow-up questions. ASSIGNMENT X: Is THE LEFTOVERS ever going to tell the audience exactly what caused the disappearance and what happened to the missing people? DAMON LINDELOF: I think what I’d say is, […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: MARVEL’S AGENTS OF SHIELD producers Jeffrey Bell and Jeph Loeb speak

Clark Gregg as Agent Coulson in AGENTS OF SHIELD | (c) 2013 ABC/Justin Lubin

MARVEL’S AGENTS OF SHIELD, ABC Tuesday nights at 8 PM, deals with the team of non-superpowered folks who assist, investigate and otherwise deal with things pertaining to superheroes in the universe of THE AVENGERS. The series, created by Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen, brings back Agent Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg), somehow resurrected – we don’t know quite how yet, but it’s clear Coulson himself has been misled – after his death in AVENGERS as the team leader. Melinda May (Ming-Na Wen) is the most experienced agent after Coulson, Ward (Brett Dalton) is muscle, Fitz (Iain De Caestecker) and […]Read On »

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Movie Review: WORLD WAR Z

WORLD WAR Z movie poster | ©2013 Paramount Pictures

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, Daniella Kertesz, Fana Mokoena, James Badge Dale, Ludi Boeken, David Morse, Matthew Fox, David Andrews, Elyes Gabel, Sterling Jerins, Abigail Hargrove, Fabrizio Zacharee Guido Writers: Matthew Michael Carnahan and Drew Goddard & Damon Lindelof, screen story by Matthew Michael Carnahan and J. Michael Straczynski, based on the novel by Max Brooks Director: Marc Forster Distributor: Paramount Release Date: June 21, 2013 First things first. Max Brooks’ novel WORLD WAR Z is a wonderful book that stands up to repeated readings. In straight-faced fashion, WORLD WAR Z is told via a series of interviews […]Read On »

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Exclusive Photos from STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS Los Angeles Premiere

Chris Pine and Karl Urban at the Los Angeles Premiere of STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS | ©2013 Sue Schneider

Paramount Pictures recently held the Los Angeles Premiere of STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood. The TCL Chinese, where normally premieres are held is shut down for the summer for remodeling. Closing Hollywood Boulevard from Highland to Orange to accommodate the fans for this next installment in the STAR TREK Universe. Fans were everywhere hanging over the railings in the Hollywood/Highland Complex, besides in the bleachers overlooking the gray carpet and on both sides of the street. Walking down the long carpet setup were the stars of STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS, which included: Chris Pine, Zachary […]Read On »

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