Exclusive Interview: THE ORIGINALS star Charles Michael Davis talks about Marcel

Charles Michael Davis in THE ORIGINALS - Season 1 | ©2013 The CW/Mathieu Young

In the new vampire show THE ORIGINALS, a spin-off from THE VAMPIRE DIAIRES, Charles Michael Davis stars as Marcel, a vampire sired by Klaus Mikaelson (Joseph Morgan), one of the original vampires, hence the name In the first episode, “Always and Forever”, it opens where Klaus returns to New Orleans, a city that was built by Klaus and his family, but Marcel is now the King of the Quarter after the Mikaelson’s had to leave the city so their father wouldn’t find them. Sitting down with Charles at the CBS/CW/Showtime TCA Party in August to talk about his character and […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: HAUNTER helmer Vincenzo Natali brilliantly boxes himself in again

HAUNTER | ©2013 IFC Midnight

If you’re going to be in horror isolation where history repeats itself, then the Canadian filmmaker you’ll want to call to make your lethal purgatory particularly involving is the Detroit-born Vincenzo Natali. A former animation storyboard artist for EEK! THE CAT and TALES FROM THE CRYPTKEEPER (and later the live action Canadian werewolf classic GINGER SNAPS), Natali would announce himself as one of the region’s most interesting genre filmmakers with 1997s CUBE, a razor-room set tale of paranoia that set the critically acclaimed tone for Natali’s involving psychological stress to come, from a corporate spy trying to recapture his consciousness […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Jesse Spencer on CHICAGO FIRE Season 2

Jesse Spencer in CHICAGO FIRE - Season 2 | ©2013 NBC/Nina Munoz

In the second season of CHICAGO FIRE, NBC Tuesdays at 10 PM, Jesse Spencer’s character Matthew Casey is having a rough time. Not only is his fire department job dangerous and stressful, but his dead best friend’s wife is in jail, leaving Casey to care for the kids. And then there’s the ongoing tension between him and paramedic Gabriela Dawson (Monica Raymond) … Australian actor Spencer previously starred on HOUSE M.D. as Dr. Robert Chase. The role of Casey obviously has more physical challenges, which Spencer embraces. Spencer was getting ready to go back to Chicago, where CHICAGO FIRE shoots […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: ONCE UPON A TIME IN WONDERLAND co-creator Zack Estrin chats spin-off

Sophie Lowe is Alice in ONCE UPON A TIME IN WONDERLAND - Season 1 | ©2013 ABC/Bob D'Amico

Wonderland, the absurdist magical realm originally created by Lewis Carroll in ALICE IN WONDERLAND, has already been visited by the characters in ABC’s ONCE UPON A TIME. This means that viewers of ONCE UPON A TIME IN WONDERLAND, the ONCE spin-off that premieres Thursday, October 10 at 8 PM, will have seen the place before, but the characters are all new. Alice (Sophie Lowe) is trapped in an England where no one believes she’s been to Wonderland – and she’s desperate to return so she can rescue her true love Cyrus (Peter Gadiot), who is the Genie of the Lamp, […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Katia Winter awakens SLEEPY HOLLOW

Katia Winter in SLEEPY HOLLOW - Season 1 | ©2013 Fox/Michael Lavine

Most of the characters in Fox’s SLEEPY HOLLOW, Mondays at 9 PM, are dealing with some pretty strange situations. Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison), a soldier in the American Revolutionary War, has just awakened in 2013 and must stop the impending Apocalypse. His one ally, police lieutenant Abbie Mills (Nicole Beharie), must aid Ichabod while dealing with strange visions of her own. Meanwhile, Ichabod’s wife Katrina, played by Katia Winter, is trapped in a netherworld. Her witchcraft preserved Ichabod over the centuries and allows Katrina to give her spouse some cryptic warnings, but her current circumstances look pretty dire. Actress Winter, […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Jenna Dewan-Tatum puts a spell on WITCHES OF EAST END

Jenna Dewan-Tatum in THE WITCHES OF EAST END | ©2013 Lifetime

In Lifetime’s new Sunday 10 PM series WITCHES OF EAST END, adapted by Maggie Friedman from the novels by Melissa de la Cruz, virtually immortal witch Joanna Beauchamp (Julia Ormond) has been trying to keep the family’s magical heritage a secret from her two daughters. However, the two young women, Freya, played by Jenna Dewan-Tatum, and Ingrid, played by Rachel Boston, learn they are both witches who have been reincarnated as siblings born to Joanna many times before. The trick this time will be staying alive. Dewan-Tatum, who originally studied to be a dancer in her native Connecticut, has some […]Read On »

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Exclusive Photos from STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS Blu-ray/DVD release party

J.J. Abrams and Simon Pegg at the celebration for the DVD release of STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS | ©2013 Sue Schneider

Paramount Pictures recently celebrated the release of STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS Blu-ray and DVD release with a party at the California Science Center. The party was extra special as it took place beneath of wings of the Historic Space Shuttle Endeavour, but unfortunately the press (except for a select few) were anywhere near it. The white carpet was set up in the park area. Walking the carpet were the stars of STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS, which included: J.J. Abrams (Director), Leonard Nimoy (Spock Prime), Simon Pegg (Scotty), John Cho (Sulu), Alice Eve (Dr. Carol Marcus), Peter Weller (Admiral Marcus), Bruce […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Michael Sheen on the joys of MASTERS OF SEX

Michael Sheen in MASTERS OF SEX | ©2013 Showtime/Michael Desmond

William Masters and Virginia Johnson are now known as two pioneers of research into human sexuality. In 2013, such research is considered normal, but when the duo met up in 1957 and began their study – at that time, Johnson was Masters’ research assistant – it bordered on the unthinkable. Showtime’s MASTERS OF SEX, Sundays at 10 PM, developed by Michelle Ashford based on Thomas Maier’s nonfiction book, chronicles the beginnings of the complex relationship between Masters and Johnson, as well as how they went about their research and what they learned. Michael Sheen plays Masters and Lizzy Caplan plays […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Julie Plec vamps on THE ORIGINALS and THE VAMPIRE DIARIES

Daniel Gillies as Elijah, Phoebe Tonkin as Hayley, Charles Michael Davis as Marcel, Joseph Morgan as Klaus, and Claire Holt as Rebekah in THE ORIGINALS - Season 1 | ©2013 The CW/Mathieu Young

Julie Plec has her hands full executive-producing series for the CW. She’s still on THE VAMPIRE DIARIES, the series she and Kevin Williamson developed from L.J. Smith’s novels, now entering its fifth season Thursdays at 8 PM. Plec is also one of the executive producers on THE TOMORROW PEOPLE, a thorough going revamp of a British series about teenagers with some powers that may indicate a change in human evolution, which premieres next Wednesday at 9 PM. Last but not least, Plec is both creator and executive producer on THE ORIGINALS, the VAMPIRE DIARIES spin-off that premieres Thursday October 3 […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: IRONSIDE star Blair Underwood goes for a ride

Blair Underwood in IRONSIDE - Season 1 - "Pentimento" | ©2013 NBC/J.R. Mankoff

Those old enough to remember – or retro enough to watch rerun channels – have spent years thinking of Ironside as the character portrayed by Raymond Burr for eight seasons (1967-1975), a police detective in a wheelchair whose skills were entirely cerebral rather than physical. Now NBC has rebooted IRONSIDE, Wednesdays, beginning October 2, at 10 PM, with Blair Underwood in the leading role. Underwood’s NYPD detective Robert Ironside may have lost the use of his legs as the result of a high fall in the line of duty, but he works out ferociously to strengthen the rest of his […]Read On »

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