Movie Review: SINISTER 2

SINISTER 2 | © 2015 Gramercy Pictures

Rating: R Stars: James Ransone, Shannyn Sossamon, Robert Sloan, Dartanian Sloan, Lea Coco, Tate Ellington Writers: Scott Derrickson & C. Robert Cargill, based on characters they created Director: Ciaran Foy Distributor: Gramercy Pictures Release Date: August  21, 2015 The original SINISTER, released in 2012, was a very good, creepy horror movie. Its writers, Scott Derrickson & C. Robert Cargill, have scripted a sequel, SINISTER 2, that maintains the mythology while shifting the point of view around to do something new. There are meta reasons – that is, if one starts guessing why certain narrative and stylistic choices may have been […]Read On »

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KILLJOYS: Star Aaron Ashmore on Season 1 – exclusive interview

Aaron Ashmore star as John in the SyFy series KILLJOYS | © 2015 Ken Woroner/Temple Street Releasing Limited/Syfy

In Syfy Channel’s KILLJOYS, Fridays at 9 PM, Aaron Ashmore plays John Jaqobis, a good-natured bounty hunter who works with his brother D’Avin (Luke Macfarlane) and their friend Dutch (Hannah John-Kamen) as they track down criminals in the Quad planetary system. Ashmore, a native Canadian whose identical twin brother Shawn is also an actor, has worked a lot in both sci-fi and on Syfy. He was previously a series regular on WAREHOUSE 13 and played Jimmy Olsen on SMALLVILLE, as well arcs on LOST GIRL and XIII: THE SERIES. Non-genre gigs include IN PLAIN SIGHT, VERONICA MARS and THE WEST […]Read On »

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Blu-ray and DVD Reviews for the Week of May 19, 2015

AMERICAN SNIPER | © 2015 Warner Home Video

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: Some good stuff this week including the Academy Award winning AMERICAN SNIPER mixed in with some not-so-good stuff that highlights the week of DVD and Blu-ray titles for the week of May 19, 2015. AMERICAN SNIPER – What hasn’t been said about AMERICAN SNIPER? It is an […]Read On »

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GOOD KILL: Bruce Greenwood goes to drone warfare – Exclusive Interview

GOOD KILL | ©2015 IFC Films

He’s been JFK facing off against Russia, played a President holding onto a Book of Secrets, embodied the best of The Federation as Commander Christopher Pike and even voiced Batman. Because when it comes to embodying brave politicians and sternly noble authority figures, few actors carry the intelligent, often patriotic gravitas of the Canadian-born Bruce Greenwood. Possessed of a sonorous voice and chiseled looks, Greenwood has certainly played a myriad of roles in a nearly four-decade career that’s ranged from ST. ELSEWHERE’s Dr. Seth Griffin to TV’s identity-erased NOWHERE MAN as well as an inner-earth astronaut exploring “The Core” and […]Read On »

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Exclusive Photos from the GETAWAY Los Angeles Premiere

Ethan Hawke and Selena Gomez at the Los Angeles Premiere of GETAWAY | ©2013 Sue Schneider

Warner Bros. Pictures presented in association with Dark Castle Entertainment, An After Dark Films Production, and Signature Entertainment, and Silver Reel the Los Angeles Premiere of GETAWAY at the Regency Theater in Westwood. Fans that lined the streets went crazy when Selena Gomez and Ethan Hawk arrived and the stars did not disappoint them as they went over to sign autographs and take pictures. Cars from the film lined the carpet and before the carpet opened there was a Ford SHELBY car stunt as cars sped up the street between the fans and the carpet. Walking the black carpet were […]Read On »

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Movie Review: GETAWAY

GETAWAY movie poster | ©2013 Warner Bros.

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Ethan Hawke, Selena Gomez, Rebecca Budig Writers: Sean Finegan and Gregg Maxwell Parker Director: Courtney Solomon Distributor: Warner Bros. Release Date: August 30, 2013 Given most of its nearly wall-to-wall action, the primary reason for the existence of GETAWAY would seem to be a series of car stunts and crashes that are fairly breathtaking. Furthermore, while a lot of films are shot in Bulgaria, GETAWAY is actually set there, which gives us some fresh cityscapes that haven’t been photographed into monotony and also allows at least non-Bulgarian viewers to suspend disbelief about some police procedures (or lack […]Read On »

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Movie Review: THE PURGE

THE PURGE movie poster | ©2013 Universal Pictures

Rating: R Stars: Ethan Hawke, Lena Headey, Max Burkholder, Adelaide Kane, Edwin Hodge, Rhys Wakefield, Tony Oller Writer: James DeMonaco Director: James DeMonaco Distributor: Universal Release Date: June 7, 2013 Harking back to the independently-made science fiction and horror films of the Sixties and Seventies, THE PURGE takes place in a dystopian near-future (2022) where the government maintains control and order via draconian means. At first, in writer/director James DeMonaco’s vision, all seems well in America. The jobless rate is down to one percent, crime is down, the economy is thriving. The government credits this to “The Purge,” a twelve-hour […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Elyes Gabel on BODY OF PROOF and GAME OF THRONES

Elyes Gabel in BODY OF PROOF | (c) 2013 ABC/Richard Foreman

Elyes Gabel (pronounced EL-ee-as Ga-BELL) will be known to fans of various genres. The London-born actor, who also lived for a time in Canada, is familiar to GAME OF THRONES viewers as the loyal but ill-fated Dothraki Rakharo. Zombie aficionados may have seen him in Britain’s Channel Four miniseries THE DEAD SET and will soon see him playing a virologist in WORLD WAR Z. Medical show enthusiasts may know Gabel from his seven years as Dr. Gurpreet “Guppy” Sandhu on the BBC’s CASUALTY. Now Gabel has his first regular role on a U.S. network series, ABC’s BODY OF PROOF, which […]Read On »

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Movie Review: SINISTER

SINISTER movie poster | ©2012 Summit Entertainment

Rating: R Stars: Ethan Hawke, Juliet Rylance, Fred Dalton Thompson, James Ransone, Clare Foley, Michael Hall D’Addario, Nicholas King, Vincent D’Onofrio Writers: Scott Derrickson & C. Robert Cargill Director: Scott Derrickson Distributor: Summit Release Date: October 12, 2012 Sometimes a horror movie’s success can be best judged by how jumpy a viewer is on the way back to the car after the screening. SINISTER has a few strong jump scares, but mostly it’s a build of tension and what-the-hell-is-going-on-here. It has a few holes in its mythology, including just how all this got started in the first place (maybe the […]Read On »

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Blu-ray Review: DEAD POET’S SOCIETY

DEAD POET'S SOCIETY Blu-ray | ©2012 Touchstone Home Entertainment

Stars: Robin Williams, Robert Sean Leonard, Ethan Hawke, Josh Charles, Kurtwood Smith Writer: Tom Schulman Director: Peter Weir Distributor: Touchstone Home Entertainment Suggested Retail Price: $20.00 DEAD POET’S SOCIETY was a great movie the year it was released in 1989, but it’s also aged incredibly well over the years with its timeless story of non-conformity and free-thinking set at an all boy’s private school circa the 1950s. Robin Williams (in a very under-stated and quite effective performance) plays Professor John Keating. A former student at Welton Academy, he’s now returned as a teacher and hopes to impart the lessons he […]Read On »

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