Movie Review: ESCAPE FROM PRETORIA

ESCAPE FROM PRETORIA movie poster | ©2020 Momentum Pictures

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Daniel Webber, Ian Hart, Mark Leonard Winter Writers: Francis Annan & L.H. Adams, based on the book by Tim Jenkin Director: Francis Annan Distributor: Momentum Pictures Release Date: March 6, 2020 ESCAPE FROM PRETORIA, based on the nonfiction book by Tim Jenkin, tells the fact-based story of the title action embarked on by Jenkin (played here by Daniel Radcliffe), Stephen Lee (Daniel Webber), and another compatriot (Alex Moumbaris in reality, fictionalized here as Leonard, played by Mark Leonard Winter). As they say in court, let us stipulate for the record that, of all the events […]Read On »

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MIRACLE WORKERS: DARK AGES: Creator Simon Rich on Season 2 – Exclusive Interview

MIRACLE WORKERS: DARK AGES Key Art | ©2019 TBS

TBS’s MIRACLE WORKERS was the top new cable comedy of 2019. Created by Simon Rich, MIRACLE WORKERS concerned a team of angels, played by a cast including Daniel Radcliffe, Geraldine Viswanathan, and Karan Soni, trying to perform the miracle of getting two lonely people to kiss each other so that a depressed God, portrayed by Steve Buscemi, wouldn’t destroy the Earth. Rich wrote for SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, was one of the screenwriters on the Oscar-winning INSIDE OUT, and created the comedy series MAN SEEKING WOMAN. Now he has crafted a new season of MIRACLE WORKERS, entitled MIRACLE WORKERS: DARK AGES, […]Read On »

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MIRACLE WORKERS: Daniel Radcliffe and Geraldine Viswanathan chat about new heavenly comedy – Interview

Geraldine Viswanathan and Daniel Radcliffe in MIRACLE WORKERS - Season 1 - "13 Days"| ©2019 TBS/Curtis Baker

In MIRACLE WORKERS, Tuesdays on TBS, Daniel Radcliffe and Geraldine Viswanathan star as angels Craig and Eliza. Craig and Eliza have two weeks to persuade a depressed God, played by Steve Buscemi, not to destroy the Earth. Radcliffe, who is also one of MIRACLE WORKERS’ executive producers, is known for starring as the title character in the HARRY POTTER franchise. Since then, the English actor has done a wide range of projects, including starring in several Broadway plays, and starred in the films THE WOMAN IN BLACK, KILL YOUR DARLINGS (as real-life poet Allen Ginsberg), HORNS, WHAT IF, SWISS ARMY […]Read On »

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MIRACLE WORKERS: Creator Simon Rich and actor Karan Soni on new fantasy comedy – Interview

MIRACLE WORKERS - Season 1 | ©2019 TBS

In TBS’s new comedy series MIRACLE WORKERS, Heaven, Inc. is in an uproar. God (played by Steve Buscemi) has given up in despair with the Earth and has decided to blow it up and do something else entirely. A group of angels in the answered prayers department, headed up by Craig (played by Daniel Radcliffe) and Eliza (played by Geraldine Viswanathan), try to persuade God that there’s still hope for humanity. Simon Rich created MIRACLE WORKERS, based on his novel of the same name. Rich also created the comedy series MAN SEEKS WOMAN, was one of the writers on the […]Read On »

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NOW YOU SEE ME 2 highlights Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Releases for Sept. 6, 2016

NOW YOU SEE ME 2 | © 2016 Lionsgate Home Entertainment

Movies: NOW YOU SEE ME 2 – The first NOW YOU SEE ME was a fun romp that mixed high profile magic with the possibility it was real mixed up in a caper involving good and bad magicians as well as some revenge elements. It ended with a finality of any one-off movie but this being Hollywood, something that becomes successful usually means it gets a sequel and here we are. Luckily, it isn’t bad albeit quite a bit different from the first. Instead of grand magic acts that are complex and amazing we instead get some tricky and slight-of-hand. […]Read On »

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Movie Review: VICTOR FRANKENSTEIN

VICTOR FRANKENSTEIN movie poster | ©2015 20th Century Fox

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, James McAvoy, Jessica Brown Findlay, Andrew Scott, Freddie Fox Writer: Max Landis, screen story by Max Landis, based on Mary Shelley’s novel FRANKENSTEIN Director: Paul McGuigan Distributor: 20th Century Fox Release Date (theatrical): November 25, 2015 “You all know the story,” Igor (Daniel Radcliffe) observes in voiceover just as VICTOR FRANKENSTEIN begins. Well, in this version, scripted by Max Landis and directed by Paul McGuigan, we do and we don’t. As promised, there’s an eponymous mad genius (James McAvoy) and eventually a lightning storm and a monster. However, this is the story told from Igor’s […]Read On »

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LIMITLESS: Executive producer Alex Kurtzman the CBS series, SLEEPY HOLLOW and Universal’s MONSTER UNIVERSE – Interview

Jake McDorman as Brian Finch n LIMITLESS - Season 1 | © 2015 CBS/John Paul Filo

In the 2011 film LIMITLESS, Bradley Cooper played Eddie Morra, an ordinary man who gained extraordinary mental acuity, thanks to NZT, a (fictional) neuro-enhancement drug that lets the human brain access one hundred percent of its power. In the new CBS series LIMITLESS, Tuesdays at 10 PM, Eddie – still played in a recurring role by Cooper, who is one of the series’ executive producers – is now a senator, who is guiding Jake McDorman’s character Brian Lynch, who is enabled by NZT to help the FBI solve crimes. Alex Kurtzman (of FRINGE, TRANSFORMERS and the new STAR TREK films) […]Read On »

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Interview: KILL YOUR DARLINGS screenwriters John Krokidas and Austin Bunn

Daniel Radcliffe and Dane DeHaan in KILL YOUR DARLINGS | ©2013 Sony Pictures Classic

KILL YOUR DARLINGS, just released on Blu-ray and DVD, charts the startling but largely unknown story of a 1940s murder that had a huge effect on the life of then-budding Beat poet Allen Ginsberg, along with Jack Kerouac, William S. Burroughs and other later-to-be-famous figures. Daniel Radcliffe stars as Ginsberg, with Dane DeHaan as Lucien Carr, Michael C. Hall as David Kammerer, Jack Huston as Kerouac and Ben Foster as Burroughs. Austin Bunn and John Krokidas wrote the film together, with Krokidas as its director (his first time helming a feature film). The two colleagues, former roommates at Yale, give […]Read On »

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Blu-ray/DVD Review: KILL YOUR DARLINGS

KILL YOUR DARLINGS movie poster | ©2014 Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Rating: R Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Dane DeHaan, Michael C. Hall, Jack Huston, Ben Foster, David Cross, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Elizabeth Olsen, Kyra Sedgwick, John Cullum, David Rasche Writers: John Krokidas & Austin Bunn, story by Austin Bunn, based on biographical material by Allen Ginsberg Director: John Krokidas Distributor: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: March 18, 2013 KILL YOUR DARLINGS is advice that essentially means a writer should remove any elements that he or she feels particularly precious about or identifies with too much. In this fact-based film, it also has a more literal interpretation. It turns out that […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: ATLANTIS actress Jemima Rooper channels Medusa

Jemima Rooper is Medusa in ATLANTIS | ©2013 BBC America

In ATLANTIS, now airing its first season on BBC American Saturdays at 9 PM, we’re in the days of the Greek myths. Jason (Jack Donnelly), who will eventually steal the Golden Fleece and marry Medea, is currently having adventures with mathematician Pythagoras (Robert Emms) and a tirelessly self-promoting, slightly out-of-shape Hercules (Mark Addy). We know the group’s female member by name, but aren’t used to seeing the character Medusa not as a snake-haired Gorgon, but rather with the lovely face of actress Jemima Rooper. London native Rooper has split her work between theatre (including the recorded-for-National Theatre Live production of […]Read On »

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