PROVEN INNOCENT: Russell Hornsby talks new legal drama – Exclusive Interview

Russell Hornsby in PROVEN INNOCENT - Season 1 | ©2018 Fox/Michael Becker

In Fox’s new Friday-night drama PROVEN INNOCENT, a group of Chicago-based lawyers work to exonerated wrongfully convicted defendants. Their work is based on the real-life Innocence Project. Russell Hornsby plays Ezekiel “Easy” Boudreau, the leader of the legal group. San Francisco native Hornsby recently won Best Supporting Awards from the African-American Film Critics Association and the Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society for his work in the film THE HATE U GIVE and a Black Reel Award for his work in the TV miniseries SEVEN SECONDS. Hornsby played Seattle P.D. detective Hank Griffin (one of the show’s few non-human characters) […]Read On »

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DORKING OUT – Special Bulletin #6: Oscar nominees revealed

Dorking Out Show | © 2016 Chris Smith/Sonia Mansfield

Hey there, dorks, Welcome to our special bulletin, Dorking Out About the Oscars. LA LA LAND is going to the dance with a record 14 nominations, tying 1950’s ALL ABOUT EVE and 1997’s TITANIC. Other top nominees include ARRIVAL and MOONLIGHT (8 nominations), Mel Gibson’s HACKSAW RIDGE, LION and MANCHESTER BY THE SEA (six nominations) and FENCES and HELL OR HIGH WATER (four nominations). Notice something about all the nominees? They are all dramas. Not one comedy, Academy Voters? Come on. #OscarsSoSerious Best picture “La La Land” “Moonlight” “Manchester by the Sea” “Arrival” “Fences” “Lion” “Hidden Figures” “Hacksaw Ridge” “Hell or High Water” […]Read On »

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Marcelo Zarvos scores for the FENCES – Interview

FENCES | ©2016 Paramount Pictures

A distinctive, and prolific voice in Hollywood since arriving from his native Brazil, Marcelo Zarvos has created any number of musically explosive dramatic incidents – among them CELL‘s zombie-making phone calls, the murderous bad cop behavior of BROOKLYN’S FINEST and BEASTLY‘s groovily hip take on a fairy tale as old as time. A frequent collaborator with director Barry Levinson from the found footage parasitic horrors of THE BAY to PHIL SPECTOR‘s record producer gone mad, as well as a go-to composer for Showtime series like RAY DONAVAN, THE C WORD and THE AFFAIR. Marcelo Zarvos’ eclectic resume is no busier than when dealing with relationships in all of their […]Read On »

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Movie Review: FENCES

FENCES movie poster | ©2016 Paramount Pictures

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Jovan Adepo, Russell Hornsby, Mykelti Williamson, Saniyya Sidney Writer: August Wilson, based on his play Director: Denzel Washington Distributor: Paramount Pictures Release Date: December 16, 2016 When the late August Wilson’s play FENCES opened on Broadway in 1987, it proceeded to win Tony Awards for pretty much everything – Best Play, Best Actor (James Earl Jones), Best Featured Actress (Mary Alice) and Best Direction (Lloyd Richards). The 2010 revival proceeded to win Best Revival of a Play, Best Actor for Denzel Washington and Best Actress (upgraded from Featured) for Viola […]Read On »

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GRIMM: Russell Hornsby talks Season 6 fallout – exclusive interview

Russell Hornsby as Hank Griffin in GRIMM | © 2016 Scott Green/NBC

When SAG/AFTRA hosts a Q&A for NBC’s GRIMM, which has its fifth-season finale Friday, April 20, by the time Russell Hornsby gets to the Assignment X section of the red carpet, they’re about ready to pull him inside. Still, the actor, who plays Portland, Oregon police detective Hank Griffin on the show makes time to answer a few questions. Hornsby will also be seen soon in the film adaptation of August Wilson’s play FENCES, directed by and starring Denzel Washington. AX: GRIMM has made it past one hundred episodes and will be going into a sixth season. How surprised or […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: GRIMM star Russell Hornsby Talks Fairy-tales, Production and more

Sasha Roiz, Reggie Lee, Russell Hornsby, Silas Weir Mitchell, David Giuntoli and Bitsie Tulloch in GRIMM - Season 1 | ©2011 NBC/Eric Ogden

On NBC’s GRIMM, now in its second season Monday nights at 10 PM – the show moves back to its Friday 9 PM timeslot in several weeks – Russell Hornsby plays Portland, Oregon police detective Hank Griffin. Hornsby has previously been a series regular on GIDEON’S CROSSING as a medical doctor, on HAUNTED as a police detective who assists a private eye (played by Matthew Fox) who can see ghosts and on LINCOLN HEIGHTS as the father of a family involved in dramatic situations. On GRIMM, Hank has lately been cutting a lot of slack for the sometimes strange behavior of his […]Read On »

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