Movie Review: DUMBO

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Rating: PG Stars: Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, Eva Green, Nico Parker, Finley Hobbins, Alan Arkin, Roshan Seth, Sharon Rooney, Sandy Martin Writer: Ehren Kruger, based on the novel by Helen Aberson & Harold Pearl Director: Tim Burton Distributor: Walt Disney Pictures Release Date: March 29, 2019 The new live-action DUMBO is an oddity. The title character, a baby elephant who flies thanks to his oversized ears, is an extraordinary CGI creation. If Dumbo’s eyes are too large for a normal elephant, they are still profoundly expressive. Though DUMBO relies heavily on visual effects, its uncanny valley problems are […]Read On »

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DOOM PATROL: Timothy Dalton chats about playing The Chief – Exclusive Interview

Timothy Dalton is The Chief in DOOM PATROL - Season 1 | ©2019 DC Universe

DOOM PATROL is one of the new DC Universe streaming services premiere original live-action series (the other is TEEN TITANS). New episodes arriving on Fridays. In DOOM PATROL, Timothy Dalton’s character Niles Caulder, aka the Chief, cares for a group of individuals (played by actors who include Matt Bomer, Brendan Fraser, Diane Guerrero, and April Bowlby) who have powers that don’t quite make them super. They square off against the vengeful Eric Morden, aka Mr. Nobody (Alan Tudyk). Over his extensive career, Dalton, originally from Wales, has portrayed a wide variety of characters on stage, screen and film. He’s played […]Read On »

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Movie Review: MISS PEREGRINE’S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN

MISS PEREGRINE'S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN movie poster | ©2016 20th Century Fox

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, Samuel L. Jackson, Chris O’Dowd, Terence Stamp, Ella Purnell, Finlay MacMillan, Lauren McCrostie Writer: Jane Goldman, based on the novel by Ransom Riggs Director: Tim Burton Distributor: Twentieth Century Fox Release Date: September 30, 2016 To the terms “super,” “powered,” “mutant,” “meta-human,” “Inhuman” and “magical,” we can now add “peculiar.” In MISS PEREGRINE’S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN is has the same meaning as those other words popularized by the likes of DC, Marvel and especially the HARRY POTTER franchise. MISS PEREGRINE doesn’t have the consistent sense of wonder that HARRY managed to achieve, […]Read On »

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MOLLY MOON AND THE INCREDIBLE BOOK OF HYPNOTISM: Raffey Cassidy talks new film – Exclusive Interview

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English actress Raffey Cassidy is just turning thirteen years old, but she’s already got leads in two 2015 big-screen features. Earlier this year, she played the android Athena opposite George Clooney in TOMORROWLAND, and now she’s starring as the title heroine in MOLLY MOON AND THE INCREDIBLE BOOK OF HYPNOTISM opposite Emily Watson and Dominic Monaghan. Cassidy has also played the daughter of Jeremy Piven’s title character in the PBS series MR. SELFRIDGE, and the young version of Kristen Stewart’s Snow White in SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN and Eva Green’s Angelique in Tim Burton’s DARK SHADOWS. Cassidy recently got […]Read On »

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PENNY DREADFUL: Timothy Dalton on Season 2 – Exclusive Interview

Timothy Dalton in PENNY DREADFUL - Season 2 | ©2015 Showtime

In creator John Logan’s Showtime series PENNY DREADFUL, now in its second season Sundays at 10 PM, nobody is having an easy time of it in late nineteenth-century London. American gunslinger Ethan Chandler (Josh Hartnett) is dealing with his dual nature and the death of his girlfriend Brona (Billie Piper), whose corpse has been appropriated by Dr. Victor Frankenstein (Harry Treadaway) to make a mate for his original creation (Rory Kinnear). Medium Vanessa Ives, played by Eva Green, is coping with demonic possession. Sir Malcolm Murray, played by Timothy Dalton, is at the center of all these people, and more. […]Read On »

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PENNY DREADFUL: John Logan on Season 2 – Interview

PENNY DREADFUL - Season 2 - Key Art | ©2015 Showtime

As PENNY DREADFUL creator/executive producer John Logan notes, “No two witches are the same, no two vampires are the same, no two demonically-possessed women are the same.” Viewers of the Showtime series were likely to have figured this out from first season, and now second season is upon us, Sundays at 10 PM. We see not only the further experiences of gunfighter/demon fighter-with-a-huge secret Ethan Chandler (Josh Hartnett), Devil-possessed psychic Vanessa Ives (Eva Green), explorer Sir Malcolm Murray (Timothy Dalton), his loyal aide Sembene (Danny Sapani), ageless Dorian Gray (Reeve Carney), Dr. Victor Frankenstein (Harry Treadaway), his Creature (Rory Kinnear) […]Read On »

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Interview: PENNY DREADFUL creator John Logan on his new horror series

Harry Treadaway in PENNY DREADFUL - Season 1 | ©2014 Showtime

Put together Victorian England in 1891, add an expatriate American sharpshooter (Josh Hartnett) attached to a traveling Wild West show, an ambitious spiritualist (Eva Green), a monster hunter (Timothy Dalton) and Dracula, Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray and assorted other supernatural entities, make it very scary and sexy, and you’ve got Showtime’s PENNY DREADFUL, which premieres its eight-episode first season Sunday, May 11 at 10 PM. PENNY DREADFUL is the first television series created by the prolific John Logan, who won a Tony Award for his stage play RED. His screenplays for GLADIATOR, THE AVIATOR and HUGO were nominated for Oscars; […]Read On »

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Exclusive Photos: From 300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE Los Angeles Premiere

Eva Green at the premiere of 300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE | ©2014 Sue Schneider

Recently Warner Bros. Pictures held the Los Angeles Premiere of 300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. Even though the streets were closed from Highland to Orange, it basically was a small premiere with the stars of the film and a few guest…and of course fans. Lena Headey reprised her role, Queen Gorgo, from 300 (2006), but thinking back to the first film’s premiere missed seeing Gerard Butler walking the carpet (he was killed in the first movie). Seen walking the carpet were the stars of the film, which included: Eva Green, Lena Headey, Callan […]Read On »

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DARK SHADOWS Highlights this week in Blu-ray and DVD Releases

DARK SHADOWS | (c) 2012 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: DARK SHADOWS – I get that Hollywood is so completely out of ideas that anything they can come up with from the past they immediately green light in order to just get something out there and hope for the best. But when it comes to taking a […]Read On »

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Exclusive Photos from the DARK SHADOWS Los Angeles Premiere

Johnny Depp at the World Premiere of DARK SHADOWS | ©2012 Sue Schneider

Warner Bros. Pictures in association with Village Roadshow Pictures, an Infinitum Nihil/GK Films/Zanuck Company production, a Tim Burton film held the Los Angeles Premiere for DARK SHADOWS on May 7th at the Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. In 1966 DARK SHADOWS aired on television with Jonathan Frid, who passed away on April 13, 2012 as Barnabas Collins, and the story continued in 1991 with Ben Cross as Barnabas. Now Johnny Depp takes on the role. Brought to the movie-going audience by Tim Burton you can expect something spectacular in the Tim Burton way! Walking the black carpet were the stars […]Read On »

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