Home Video/Streaming Review: THE FIELD OF BLOOD, Set 1

THE FIELD OF BLOOD, Set 1 | ©2014 Acorn TV/RLJ Entertainment

Stars: Jayd Johnson, David Morrissey, Bronagh Gallagher, Ford Kiernan Writer: David Kane, based on the novels by Denise Mina Director: David Kane Distributor: Acorn TV/RLJ Entertainment Release Date: Blu-ray/DVD/Streaming September 30, 2014 Although it’s labeled “Set 1,” THE FIELD OF BLOOD box set actually contains both existing miniseries so far. The first one, based on Denise Mina’s novel of the same title, was made for the BBC in 2011 and is set in 1982 Glasgow; the second, based on Mina’s novel THE DEAD HOUR, was made in 2013 and is set in 1984. Both miniseries are divided into two hours […]Read On »

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Blu-ray Review: THE WALKING DEAD – THE COMPLETE THIRD SEASON

THE WALKING DEAD - THE COMPLETE THIRD SEASON Blu-ray | ©2013 AMC

Stars: Andrew Lincoln, David Morrissey, Laurie Holden, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Chandler Riggs, Danai Gurira, Michael Rooker, Melissa Suzanne McBride, Scott Wilson, Emily Kinney, Dallas Roberts Distributor: Anchor Bay Entertainment Suggested Retail Price: $79.99 With the showrunner turnover at THE WALKING DEAD occurring practically every season, you would think the series would suffer creatively and tonally, but as Season 3 of the AMC series proved, the story is compelling and strong enough to withstand occasional creative disruptions. THE WALKING DEAD: THE COMPLETE THIRD SEASON compiles all 16 episodes from the shocking arc that pitted Rick (Andrew Lincoln) and […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: THE HOLLOW CROWN reworks Shakespeare for four new PBS films

Rory Kinnear in GREAT PERFORMANCES: THE HOLLOW CROWN - RICHARD II | ©2013 PBS/BBC

THE HOLLOW CROWN, on PBS’ GREAT PERFORMANCES beginning Friday September 20 at 9 PM and continuing for three Fridays thereafter, consists of four new films of William Shakespeare’s histories HENRY II, starring Ben Whishaw in the title role, and HENRY IV PART I, HENRY IV PART II and HENRY V, starring Jeremy Irons as Henry IV and Tom Hiddleston as Prince Hal/Henry V, with Simon Russell Beale as Falstaff. Other notable cast members include David Bradley (Walder Frey on GAME OF THRONES), Lindsay Duncan, David Morrissey (the Governor on THE WALKING DEAD), James Purefoy (of THE FOLLOWING), Patrick Stewart, David […]Read On »

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TV Review: THE WALKING DEAD – Season 3 – “Welcome to the Tombs” – Season Finale

David Morrissey in THE WALKING DEAD - Season 3 - "Welcome to the Tombs" | ©2013 AMC/Gene Page

Stars: Andrew Lincoln, David Morrissey, Laurie Holden, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Chandler Riggs, Danai Gurira, Michael Rooker, Melissa Suzanne McBride, Scott Wilson, Emily Kinney, Dallas Roberts Writer: Glen Mazzara Director: Ernest Dickerson Network: AMC, airs Sunday nights  Original Telecast: March 31, 2013 It goes without saying, if you’re reading this review of THE WALKING DEAD Season 3 finale, then you’ve either seen the episode or you’re wanting to spoil all its secrets. So be warned, MASSIVE SPOILER ALERTS! Can we be any clearer? With “Welcome to the Tombs,” THE WALKING DEAD wraps up the Woodbury arc is glorious fashion. While […]Read On »

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TV Review: THE WALKING DEAD – Season 3 – “This Sorrowful Life”

Steven Yeun and Lauren Cohan in THE WALKING DEAD - Season 3 - "This Sorrowful Life" | ©2013 AMC/Gene Page

Stars: Andrew Lincoln, David Morrissey, Laurie Holden, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Chandler Riggs, Danai Gurira, Michael Rooker, Melissa Suzanne McBride, Scott Wilson, Emily Kinney, Dallas Roberts Writer: Scott M. Gimple Director: Greg Nicotero Network: AMC, airs Sunday nights  Original Telecast: March 24, 2013 Well, THE WALKING DEAD does it once again. It manages to take a very important death and totally make it worth it, while making it heart-wrenching and heart-felt all in one. “This Sorrowful Life” is a superb episode written by Scott M. Gimple (who takes over as showrunner from Glen Mazzara next season) and directed by co-executive […]Read On »

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TV Review: THE WALKING DEAD – Season 3 – “Prey”

Laurie Holden in THE WALKING DEAD - Season 3 - "Prey" | ©2013 AMC/Gene Page

Stars: Andrew Lincoln, David Morrissey, Laurie Holden, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Chandler Riggs, Danai Gurira, Michael Rooker, Melissa Suzanne McBride, Scott Wilson, Emily Kinney, Dallas Roberts Writer: Glen Mazzara, Evan Reilly Director: Stefan Schwartz Network: AMC, airs Sunday nights  Original Telecast: March 17, 2013 As THE WALKING DEAD enters the home stretch for Season 3, the series continues down its path in remaking the Governor (David Morrissey) into the horrible, villainous creation he is in the Robert Kirkman comics. Sure some of the signposts are different, but the direction is definitely familiar. “Prey” is one of those episodes that spends […]Read On »

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TV Review: THE WALKING DEAD – Season 3 – “The Suicide King” – Mid-Season Premiere

THE WALKING DEAD - Season 3 - midseason poster | ©2013 AMC

Stars: Andrew  Lincoln, David Morrissey, Laurie Holden, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Chandler Riggs, Danai Gurira, Michael Rooker, Melissa Suzanne McBride, Scott Wilson, Emily Kinney, Dallas Roberts, Lew Temple, Chad Coleman  Writer: Evan Reilly Director: Lesli Linka Glatter Network: AMC, airs Sunday nights  Original Telecast: February 10, 2013 In the ninth episode and mid-season premiere of THE WALKING DEAD Season 3, “The Suicide King,” Rick (Andrew Lincoln) and company interrupt a Woodbury arena battle between Merle (Michael Rooker) and Daryl (Norman Reedus)…but where do Merle’s loyalties really lie…or Daryl’s? And as Andrea (Laurie Holden) finds herself stepping up to draw a […]Read On »

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TV Review: THE WALKING DEAD – Season 3 – “Hounded”

Norman Reedus and Melissa Suzanne McBride in THE WALKING DEAD - Season 3 - "Hounded" | ©2012 AMC/Blake Tyers

Stars: Andrew Lincoln, David Morrissey, Laurie Holden, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Chandler Riggs, Danai Gurira, Michael Rooker, Scott Wilson, Emily Kinney, Dallas Roberts, Lew Temple  Writer: Scott M. Gimple Director: Dan Attias Network: AMC, airs Sunday nights  Original Telecast: November 18, 2012 In the sixth episode of THE WALKING DEAD Season 3, “Hounded,” Michonne (Danai Gurira) begins a one-woman war on Woodbury while Andrea (Laurie Holden) wants to become a contributor to the community. But she soon finds that although she condemned the Governor’s (David Morrissey) brand of entertainment, bloodlust may be something she shares in common with the fighters in the arena. […]Read On »

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TV Review: THE WALKING DEAD – Season 3 – “Say the Word”

Michael Rooker and Jose Pablo Cantillo in THE WALKING DEAD - Season 3 - "Say the Word" | ©2012 AMC/Gene Page

Stars: Andrew Lincoln, David Morrissey, Laurie Holden, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Chandler Riggs, Danai Gurira, Michael Rooker, Scott Wilson, Emily Kinney, Dallas Roberts, Lew Temple  Writer: Angela Kang Director: Greg Nicotero Network: AMC, airs Sunday nights  Original Telecast: November 11, 2012 In the fifth episode of THE WALKING DEAD Season 3, “Say the Word,” Rick (Andrew Lincoln) is reeling from the loss of Lori (Sarah Wayne Callies) and goes deep down a gory spiral of blood and violence. The others try to find live-saving formula for the baby that now serves as a symbol of hope for everyone that survived the prison massacre, […]Read On »

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TV Review: THE WALKING DEAD – Season 3 – “Killer Within”

Lauren Cohan in THE WALKING DEAD - Season 3 - "Killer Within" | ©2012 AMC/Gene Page

Stars: Andrew Lincoln,  David Morrissey, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Chandler Riggs, Danai Gurira, Melissa Suzanne McBride, IronE Singleton, Michael Rooker, Scott Wilson, Emily Kinney, Troy Faruk, Dallas Roberts, Lew Temple Writer: Sang Kyu Kim Director: Guy Ferland Network: AMC, airs Sunday nights  Original Telecast: November 4, 2012 In the fourth episode of THE WALKING DEAD Season 3, “Killer Within,” the Governor (David Morrissey) deals with Michonne’s (Danai Gurira) suspicion, Merle’s (Michael Rooker) desire to find his brother, and Andrea’s (Laurie Holden) slowly growing appreciation for Woodbury, which may drive a wedge between her and Michonne. […]Read On »

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