DEPUTY: Executive producer and co-creator Chris Long on the new Fox drama – Exclusive Interview

Stephen Dorff in DEPUTY - Season 1 |© 2019 FOX/Miller Mobley

In Fox’s new Thursday-night series DEPUTY, Stephen Dorff stars as Bill Hollister. Bill is a Los Angeles County deputy sheriff who does not get along well with management. Then the current L.A. County sheriff dies and, due to an unusual technicality, Bill is promoting to acting sheriff. Chris Long, a DEPUTY executive producer who helped create the series with Will Beall and fellow executive producer/director David Ayer, gives us the low-down. ASSIGNMENT X: What was the impetus to make DEPUTY? Is it just because people don’t normally think “Los Angeles” and “Sheriff’s Department” together and you thought that would be […]Read On »

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MR. MERCEDES: Gabriel Ebert talks Season 3 – Exclusive Interview

Gabriel Ebert in MR. MERCEDES | ©2019 AT&T Audience Network

In Season 3 of MR. MERCEDES, Tuesday nights on AT&T’s Audience Network, Brady Hartsfield may be dead, but he’s still wreaking havoc by appearing to Lou Linklatter (Breeda Wool), who’s on trial for Brady’s murder. However, this isn’t the only problem faced by Lou’s friends at the Finders Keepers detective agency, ex-police detective Bill Hodges (Brendan Gleeson), Holly Gibney (Justine Lupe) and Jerome Robinson (Jharrel Jerome). The third season of MR. MERCEDES is largely based on FINDERS KEEPERS, the second book in Stephen King’s trilogy of novels with this group of characters (as the season proceeds, we see elements of […]Read On »

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MR. MERCEDES: Executive producer and director Jack Bender on Season 3 – Exclusive Interview

MR MERCEDES Season 3 key art | ©2019 AT&T Audience Network

In Season 3 of MR. MERCEDES, premiering Tuesday September 10 on AT&T Audience Network, mass murderer Brady Hartsfield (Harry Treadaway) is dead, but private detective Bill Hodges (Brendan Gleeson) is still on the case. For one thing, Hodges feels responsible for the fact that Lou Linklatter (Breeda Wool) is in jail for killing Brady. Bill and Holly Gibney (Justine Lupe), his partner in the Finders Keepers detective agency, are trying to help Lou when another case crops up. Bill’s favorite author, Henry Rothstein (Bruce Dern) has been murdered in a home invasion robbery. We know, though Bill doesn’t yet, that […]Read On »

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MR. MERCEDES: Executive Producer Jack Bender on Season 2 – Exclusive Interview

MR. MERCEDES - Season 2 key art | ©2018 AT&T Audience Network

In Season 1 of AT&T Audience Network/DirecTV’s MR. MERCEDES, adapted for television by David E. Kelley from the Stephen King novel of the same name, innocent-looking young man Brady Hartsfield (Harry Treadaway) commits mass murder with the title vehicle. Retired Chicago police detective Bill Hodges (Brendan Gleeson) and his friend Holly Gibney (Justine Lupe) track Brady down while he’s committing more homicides. Holly manages to inflict near-fatal brain damage on Brady, thwarting his plan to blow up a full auditorium. In Season 2 of MR. MERCEDES, premiering Wednesday, August, 22 Bill and Holly have opened a private detective agency, Finders […]Read On »

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Michael Peña talks GRACEPOINT – Exclusive Interview

Michael Peña in GRACEPOINT - Season 1 | ©2014 Fox/Mathieu Young

In Fox’s ten-part miniseries GRACEPOINT, Thursdays at 9 PM, a young boy has been murdered in a small Northern California coastal town, and everyone is a suspect. This includes the deceased’s father, Mark Solano, played by Michael Peña. Peña, a Chicago native, has a film and TV career going back to 1994. He played Detective Armando Renta on a season of THE SHIELD. More recently he’s starred or co-starred in films including TOWER HEIST, END OF WATCH, AMERICAN HUSTLE and played the title role in CESAR CHAVEZ. This week, Pena can be seen in FURY, the World War II drama […]Read On »

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HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA Highlights this week in Blu-ray and DVD Releases

HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA | (c) 2013 Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

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: HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA – This is one hell of a fun movie. Made for kids but with a ton of great gags for adults that always makes watching these type of films with your children that much better. Count Dracula is deathly afraid of humans. So much so, […]Read On »

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Movie Review: END OF WATCH

END OF WATCH poster | ©2012 Open Road Films

Rating: R Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Pena, Anna Kendrick, America Ferrara, Cody Horn, Natalie Martinez, Frank Grillo Writer: David Ayer Director: David Ayer Distributor: Open Road Films Release Date: September 21, 2012 END OF WATCH is an entertaining, mostly solid buddy cop drama. Director/writer David Ayer for some reason has elected to show the bulk of it through video cameras – both the police and the criminals have them – which doesn’t seem to serve any purpose. In horror movies, this format can allow for a particular type of tension and storytelling, but here, everything could just as easily (and […]Read On »

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