BRITBOX: Network President Soumya Sriraman on the U.S. streaming service and more – Exclusive Interview

BRITBOX Network President Soumya Sriraman | courtesy of Britbox

Launched in 2017, Britbox is a streaming service dedicated to bringing the best of BBC and ITV fare to the United States. Soumya Sriraman (first name rhymes with “home ya” and surname is pronounced Sree-rah-man), President of Britbox North America, sits down for an extensive discussion of the company that brings an enormous amount of British television to U.S. viewers. ASSIGNMENT X: What made U.K. TV networks BBC and ITV decide to join hands and create Britbox? SOUMYA SRIRAMAN: It kind of had to be done. The thing that both BBC and ITV have done for a long time is […]Read On »

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THE GOOD FIGHT: Actor Michael Sheen on THE GOOD WIFE spin-off and GOOD OMENS – Interview

Michael Sheen as Roland Blum in THE GOOD FIGHT - Season 1 | ©2018 CBS Interactive, Inc. All Rights Reserved/Justin Stephens

Actor Michael Sheen is having a GOOD time right now. On CBS All-Access, Sheen joins the cast of the legal drama THE GOOD FIGHT as the (figuratively) devilish lawyer Roland Blum; on Amazon, Sheen stars as the (literally) angelic Aziraphale opposite David Tennant in the six-part adaptation of Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s celestial doomsday comedy GOOD OMENS. Sheen, originally from Wales, has a wide-ranging career. He made his Broadway debut in the title role of AMADEUS. Onscreen, Sheen has portrayed real-life figures British Prime Minister Tony Blair (in THE DEAL, THE QUEEN, and THE SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP), sex researcher Bill […]Read On »

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CAMPING: Co-creator Jenni Konner on new HBO comedy series – Exclusive Interview

CAMPING - Season 1 Key Art | ©2018 HBO

HBO’s Sunday-night half-hour comedy CAMPING is based on a British series of the same name, which was created by Julia Davis. Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner, who both serve as executive producers on the new edition, adapted the American version for HBO. Jennifer Garner stars as ultra-controlling Kathryn McSorley-Jodell, who plans a group camping trip to celebrate the fortieth birthday of mild-mannered husband Walt (David Tennant). The excursion brings out the worst in everyone. Konner, who was also a executive producer on HBO’s GIRLS with Dunham (the two ended their creative partnership earlier this year), directed several episodes of CAMPING, […]Read On »

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ROOSTER TEETH: Co-Founder Geoff Ramsey on RED VS. BLUE, RWBY and more – Exclusive Interview

ROOSTER TEETH logo | ©2018 Rooster Teeth

The company Rooster Teeth was founded by Geoff Ramsey, Michael Justin “Burnie” Burns, Matt Hullum, Jason Saldana, Gus Sorola and Joel Heyman in 2003. Their first production was RED VS. BLUE, which is still being made, and is now reportedly the second-longest-running Web series in history. RED VS. BLUE popularized the technique of machinima, or digital puppeteering. Set in the universe of the videogame HALO, using the game’s visuals, RED VS. BLUE has the HALO characters trading banter that ranges from comedic to existential in the downtime between firefights. From these beginnings, Rooster Teeth has expanded its empire. Headquartered in […]Read On »

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BAD SAMARITAN: Director Dean Devlin tackles new thriller starring David Tennant – Exclusive Interview

Director Dean Devlin on the set of BAD SAMARITAN | ©2018 Electric Entertainment

In BAD SAMARITAN, in theaters now, a nice guy making wrong choices finds himself tangling with a psychopath. Dean Devlin directed the script by Brandon Boyce, which introduces us to parking valets Sean (Robert Sheehan) and Derek (Carlito Olivero), who have found a much better income source than tips. Using the tech in the cars they handle, they burglarize the owners’ homes, then get the vehicles back before the people have finished their meals. One night, Cale Erendreich (David Tennant), who demonstrates that he’s a major jerk in the brief space of time it takes him to turn over his […]Read On »

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BAD SAMARITAN: Robert Sheehan plays cat and mouse with David Tennant – Exclusive Interview

Robert Sheehan in BAD SAMARITAN | ©2018 Electric Entertainment

In the thriller BAD SAMARITAN, opening today, Robert Sheehan stars as Sean Falco. Sean is a young Irishman living in Portland, Oregon, where he works as a parking valet – and moonlights as a burglar, using the tech inside the cars to get into the owners’ homes while they’re dining. Directed by Dean Devlin and written by Brandon Boyce, BAD SAMARITAN explores what happens when Sean stumbles upon a kidnap victim (Kerry Condon) in a home he’s planning to rob. Too scared to free her, Sean flees. Consumed with guilt, Sean promptly resolves to save the woman, which puts him […]Read On »

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David Tennant chats about his new thriller BAD SAMARITAN – Interview

BAD SAMARITAN poster | ©2018 Electric Entertainment

In the new film thriller BAD SAMARITAN, opening nationwide on Friday, May 4, parking valet/burglar Sean, played by Robert Sheehan, tries to rescue a kidnapped woman from wealthy, techno-savvy American psychopath Cale Erendreich, portrayed by David Tennant. BAD SAMARITAN is written by Brandon Boyce and directed and executive produced by Dean Devlin. Tennant and Boyce both appeared at a press conference with Sheehan and Devlin to discuss the creepy new thriller (watch this space for exclusive interviews with the latter two). Scottish actor Tennant is beloved worldwide for playing the Tenth Doctor on DOCTOR WHO. Other recent roles have included […]Read On »

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Blu-ray and DVD Reviews for the Week of May 12, 2015

BROADCHURCH: THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON | © 2015 Entertainment One

Your time is short. We know this. So in order to expedite your buying and Netflix decision making, we provide you with a list of the cool and not-so-cool titles coming out for movies, television and everything in-between. So put your feet up, grab some popcorn and check out this week’s selections. Movies: It is a huge week for video with a whole slew of vintage titles reborn onto Blu-ray, cool TV shows and the latest hot releases coming out May 12, 2015. BROADCHURCH: THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON – The second season of BROADCHURCH proves why the Americanized version of […]Read On »

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David Harewood on SHAKESPEARE UNCOVERED – exclusive interview

SHAKESPEARE UNCOVERED | © 2015 PBS

In 2012, England’s BBC4 and America’s PBS, via member station WNET New York Public Media, joined together to bring forth SHAKESPEARE UNCOVERED, a series of documentaries about Shakespeare’s plays, which aired on PBS in 2013. Each segment, hosted by someone famed for their connection to the Bard’s work, was full of insights into the source and inspiration of the plays and interviews with actors, directors and other experts who had insights into the material. This year, a second season of SHAKESPEARE UNCOVERED is airing on PBS. The first two segments, with Hugh Bonneville on A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM and Christopher […]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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