LEGION: Navid Negahban chats the third and final season of the FX series – Exclusive Interview

Navid Negahban as Amahl Farouk in LEGION - Season 3 | ©2019 FX/Pari Dukovic

In LEGION, now in its third and final season on FX Monday nights, Navid Negahban plays Amahl Farouk. Farouk isn’t anybody’s garden-variety antagonist. He was once a Middle Eastern ruler with enormous psychic powers, but was defeated by X-Men founder Charles Xavier (Harry Lloyd). Farouk took revenge by inserting himself into the mind of Xavier’s then-infant son, who grows up to be super-powerful mutant David Haller (Dan Stevens). In Season 1 and part of Season 2, Farouk took on the form of David’s psych hospital buddy Lenny (Aubrey Plaza), and then possessed scientist Oliver Bird (Jemaine Clement). Farouk additionally appeared […]Read On »

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LEGION: Rachel Keller talks Season 3 – Exclusive Interview

Rachel Keller is Syd Barrett in LEGION - Season 3 | ©2019 FX/Pari Dukovic

In LEGION’s third and final season, Mondays on FX, Dan Stevens’s powerful mutant David Haller is now running a cult. David is trying to repair his relationship with Rachel Keller’s character, Syd Barrett. Syd has the ability to switch bodies with anyone she touches, although she uses this talent sparingly. David and Syd were lovers, but David ruined things when he mind-wiped Syd so that she’d have sex with him. When Syd discovered this violation later, she rejected him. David wants Syd back, but won’t take responsibility for what he did. Instead, he just wants to use supernatural means to […]Read On »

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LEGION: Rachel Keller gives the scoop on Season 2 of mutant series – Interview

LEGION - Season 2 key art | ©2018 FX

In FX Networks’s LEGION, which has its second-season finale on Tuesday, June 12, Dan Stevens stars as David Haller. David grew up thinking he was schizophrenic, but it turns out that he has superpowers, and the voices in his head belonged to the power-hungry Amahl Farouk, a body-jumping parasite who has a grudge against David’s birth father, Charles Xavier, aka Professor X of Marvel’s X- Men. David is in love with Syd Barrett, another powered person played by Rachel Keller. Syd’s issue is that if she touches someone, they have a tendency to swap bodies. This can alternately come in […]Read On »

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Movie Review: MARSHALL

MARSHALL movie poster | ©2017 Open Road

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Chadwick Boseman, Josh Gad, Kate Hudson, Sterling K. Brown, Dan Stevens, James Cromwell Writers: Jacob Koskoff & Michael Koskoff Director: Reginald Hudlin Distributor: Open Road Release Date: October 13, 2017 Going into MARSHALL, knowing only that it stars Chadwick Boseman as legal legend Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American justice to sit on the U.S. Supreme Court, one can be forgiven for supposing it’s a biopic. In fact, MARSHALL is based on a very small slice of biography. Set in 1940, when Marshall was the top lawyer for the N.A.A.C.P., the film turns out to be a mixture […]Read On »

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Exclusive Photos: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Hollywood Premiere

Emma Watson at the World Premiere of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

The World Premiere of Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST was held March 2, at the El Captain Theater in Hollywood. It was a big premiere. At the end of the carpet was a huge reception for the guests and stars with a spread of food and drink fit for a king to enjoy before heading into the theater. Fans lined the street screaming as the stars arrive. Seen walking the carpet were the stars of the film, which included: Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Josh Gad, Audra McDonald, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Matthew Lewis, Matt Sullivan (music), Celine Dion and John […]Read On »

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TCAs: Jeph Loeb talks THE DEFENDERS, LEGION, Marvel on Netflix and more – exclusive interview

Charlie Cox as Daredevil in Netflix's series | © 2016 Netflix

The Marvel Cinematic Universe on television is mighty. ABC has MARVEL’S AGENTS OF SHIELD on Tuesday nights. Netflix has the first two seasons of DAREDEVIL, the first seasons of JESSICA JONES and LUKE CAGE, with IRON FIST set to premiere March 17 and THE DEFENDERS (bringing together Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock/Daredevil, Krysten Ritter as Jessica Jones, Mike Colter as Luke Cage and Finn Jones as Danny Rand/Iron Fist) and THE PUNISHER (with Jon Bernthal in the lead) coming later in 2017. FX is taking its first leap into Marvel-dom with Dan Stevens in the title role of David Haller, […]Read On »

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The scoop on Season 5 of DOWNTON ABBEY from executive producer Gareth Neame – Exclusive Interview

Jim Carter as Mr. Carson and Phyllis Logan as Mrs. Hughes in DOWNTON ABBEY - Season 5 | ©2015 Carnival Films/Nick Briggs

DOWNTON ABBEY commences its fifth season on PBS Sunday, January 4, at 9 PM. The beloved British import chronicling the lives of the titled Crawley family and their servants is now firmly immersed in the Twenties, when social change is afoot. Executive producer Gareth Neame, also one of the executive producers of SHAKESPEARE UNCOVERED, which will have a new season on PBS as well, takes a moment to talk about DOWNTON‘s international success. ASSIGNMENT X: There were a few shows that preceded DOWNTON ABBEY that were trying to do something like UPSTAIRS, DOWNSTAIRS, which did not succeed. Then DOWNTON came […]Read On »

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Movie Review: A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES

A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES movie poster | ©2014 Universal Pictures

Rating: R Stars: Liam Neeson, Dan Stevens, Brian “Astro” Bradley, Maurice Compte, David Harbour, Adam David Thompson, Sebastian Roche Writer: Scott Frank, based on the novel by Lawrence Block Director: Scott Frank Distributor: Universal Release Date: September 19, 2014 Although Liam Neeson still plays all sorts of roles, these days – after two TAKEN movies, plus NON-STOP – it’s hard to see him in an action thriller and not have the equation of his character = badass in mind. A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES tries to play that down a little bit so that we have a modicum of fear […]Read On »

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