Interview: Elias Koteas on CHICAGO P.D. Season 1

Elias Koteas in CHICAGO P.D. - Season 1 | ©2014 NBC/Paul Drinkwater

NBC’s CHICAGO FIRE was such a hit of the 2012-2013 season that it took barely a year for it to launch a spin-off, CHICAGO P.D., Wednesday nights at 10 PM. The two series share characters and authentic Chicago locations, as well as executive producer Dick Wolf. On CHICAGO P.D., Elias Koteas plays undercover detective Alvin Olinsky, a master of blending into the background. Koteas, a native of Montreal, studied acting in New York. He had an early role as a skinhead in John Hughes’ SOME KIND OF WONDERFUL. Since then, he’s been in a number of notable feature films including […]Read On »

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Movie Review: WINNIE MANDELA

WINNIE MANDELA poster | ©2013 RDJ Entertainment

Rating: R Stars: Jennifer Hudson, Terrence Howard, Elias Koteas, Wendy Crewson Writers: Andre Pieterse and Darrell Roodt, based on the book WINNIE MANDELA: A LIFE by Anne Marie du Prez Bezdrob Director: Darrell Roodt Distributor: RLJ Entertainment Release Date: September 6, 2013 The life of Nomzamo Wilfreda Zanyiwe Madikizela-Mandela, better known as Winnie Mandela, is so eventful and complex that trying to condense it into one hour and forty-seven minutes of screen time is an immense challenge. Director Darrell Roodt and fellow screenwriter Andre Pieterse, working from the biography WINNIE MANDELA: A LIFE by Anne Marie Du Prez Bezdrob, don’t […]Read On »

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Movie Review: A VERY HAROLD & KUMAR 3D CHRISTMAS

A VERY HAROLD & KUMAR 3D CHRISTMAS movie poster | ©2011 New Line Cinemas

Rating: R Stars: John Cho, Kal Penn, Neil Patrick Harris, Paula Garces, Danneel Harris, Danny Trejo, Elias Koteas, Thomas Lennon, Amir Blumenfeld Writers: Jon Hurwitz & Hayden Schlossberg, based on characters created by Hurwitz & Schlossberg Director: Todd Strauss-Schulson Distributor: Warner Bros./New Line Cinema Release Date: November 4, 2011 Absurd, profane and more surreal than ever, those stoner best buds Harold (John Cho) and Kumar (Kal Penn) are back in A VERY HAROLD & KUMAR 3D CHRISTMAS. There’s nothing misleading about the title – there’s tons of 3D, nearly all of the set pieces involve Christmas and the movie is […]Read On »

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Movie Review: LET ME IN

LET ME IN teaser poster | ©2010 Overture Films

Rating: R Stars: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Chloe Grace Moretz, Richard Jenkins, Elias Koteas Writer: Matt Reeves, based on the screenplay and novel by John Ajvide Lindqvist Director: Matt Reeves Distributor: Overture Films Release Date: October 1st, 2010 Director/screenwriter Matt Reeves is fairly faithful to the story, characters and even environment in LET ME IN, his English-language version of the 2008 Swedish horror film LET THE RIGHT ONE IN. Seeing the original, it was very hard to imagine the movie being made in the U.S., and filmmaker Reeves has tilted one element of the story to make it creepier and ever so […]Read On »

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