VOD Review: HOOKED UP

HOOKED UP | © 2015 Uncork'd Entertainment

Rating: Not Rated Cast: Jonah Ehrenreich, Stephen Ohl, Julia Molins, Natascha Wiese Writer: Pablo Larcuen, Eduard Sola Director: Pablo Larcuen Distributor: Uncork’d Entertainment Release Date: April 7, 2015 HOOKED UP proudly embraces the fact that the entire movie was shot using an iPhone. While this probably is bragging rights in some circles, I’m not sure if you should be proud of the achievement. Do many people rent video-on-demand features with the intention of seeing craptacular video quality? And while found footage and retro-set films have used filters and special effects to introduce bad looking video quality, I’m pretty sure the […]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: SCANDAL star Tony Goldwyn Talks Season 2

Tony Goldwyn in SCANDAL - Season 2 | ©2013 ABC/Craig Sjodin

On ABC’s SCANDAL, renewed for a third season and airing its Season 2 finale tonight, Thursday May 16, U.S. President Fitzgerald “Fitz” Grant, played by Tony Goldwyn, has responded to an ultimatum by his wife Mellie (Bellamy Young) by leaving her for the love of his life, crisis management expert Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington). What will happen next on the show created by Shonda Rhimes? Stay tuned. Los Angeles native Goldwyn, a grandson of famed producer/studio mogul Samuel Goldwyn, divides his career between acting and directing. On stage, he won an Obie for his work as a performer in THE […]Read On »

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TV Review: REVOLUTION – Season 1 – “Ghost”

Miles (Billy Burke) fights militia in REVOLUTION "Ghost" | (c) 2013 NBC/Brownie Harris

Cast: Billy Burke, Tracy Spirdakos, Giancarlo Esposito, Zak Orth, David Lyons, Tim Guinee, Elizabeth Mitchell, Graham Rogers, Daniella Alonso Writer: David Rambo, Melissa Glenn Director: Miguel Sapochnik Network: NBC, airs Mondays @ 10 p.m. Original Telecast: April 1, 2013 So REVOLUTION pulled April Fool’s a week early last week. The entire first half of the season was dedicated to finding Charlie’s (Tracy Spirdakos) captured brother, Danny (Graham Rogers), only to kill him off in the opening episode of the second half of the season. Eliminating the entire purpose of the show up until this point. April Fool’s! Sorry fans it […]Read On »

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TV Review: BEING HUMAN – Season 2 – “It’s My Party and I’ll Die If I Want To” – Season Finale

Sam Witwer in BEING HUMAN - Season 2 - "It's My Party and I'll Die If I Want To" | ©2012 Syfy/Philippe Bosse

Stars: Sam Witwer, Meaghan Rath, Sam Huntington, Kristen Hager, Dichen Lachman, Kyle Schmid, Rahnuma Panthaky, Andreas Apergis, Dusan Dukic, Alison Louder Writers: Jeremy Carver & Anna Fricke, adapted for U.S. television by Jeremy Carver & Anna Fricke, created for U.K. television by Toby Whithouse Director: Adam Kane Network: Syfy, Mondays @ 9 PM Airdate: April 9, 2012 It’s not exactly a surprise that our vampire Aidan (Sam Witwer), ghost Sally (Meaghan Rath) and especially vampire Josh (Sam Huntington) make some bad decisions on BEING HUMAN – the Syfy version. They’re not alone – werewolves Nora (Kristen Hager) and Ray (Andreas […]Read On »

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TV Review: BEING HUMAN – Season 2 – “Partial Eclipse of the Heart”

Sam Huntington in BEING HUMAN - Season 2 - "Partial Eclipse of the Heart" | ©2012 Syfy/Philippe Bosse

Stars: Sam Witwer, Meaghan Rath, Sam Huntington, Dichen Lachman, Kyle Schmid, Natalie Brown, Deena Aziz, Susanna Fournier, Pat Kiely, Gianpaolo Venuta, Andreas Apergis, Kyle Gatehouse Writer: Lisa Rudolph, adapted for U.S. television by Jeremy Carver & Anna Fricke, created for U.K. television by Toby Whithouse Director: Adam Kane Network: Syfy, Mondays @ 9 PM Airdate: April 2, 2012 Setting aside that BEING HUMAN has managed to almost totally separate its leads once again (and when the show does that, we might as well be watching an anthology), the episode “Partial Eclipse of the Heart” gets to expected results in two […]Read On »

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TV Review: BEING HUMAN – Season 2 – “Dream Reaper”

Sam Witwer in BEING HUMAN - Season 2 - "Dream Reaper" | ©2012 Syfy/Phillippe Bosse

Stars: Sam Witwer, Meaghan Rath, Sam Huntington, Susanna Fournier, Pat Kiely, Dusan Dukic Writer: Keto Shimizu, adapted for U.S. television by Jeremy Carver & Anna Fricke, created for U.K. television by Toby Whithouse Director: Paolo Barzman Network: Syfy, Mondays @ 9 PM Airdate: March 19, 2012 Picking up right where last week’s BEING HUMAN episode “When I Think About You, I Shred Myself” left off, “Dream Reaper” finds the ghost Sally (Meaghan Rath) comatose and upside-down on the stairs, surrounded by a protective circle of salt. As vampire Aidan (Sam Witwer) and werewolf Josh (Sam Huntington) rose themselves from their […]Read On »

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TV Review: BEING HUMAN – Season 2 – “When I Think About You, I Shred Myself”

Sam Witwer in BEING HUMAN - Season 2 - "When I Think About You, I Shred Myself" | ©2012 Syfy/Phillipe Bosse

Stars: Sam Witwer, Meaghan Rath, Sam Huntington, Kyle Schmid, Natalie Brown, Robert Naylor, Susanna Fournier, Jay Baruchel, Dusan Dukic, Gianpaolo Venuta Writer: Mike Ostrowski, adapted for U.S. television by Jeremy Carver & Anna Fricke, created for U.K. television by Toby Whithouse Director: Stefan Schwartz Network: Syfy, Mondays @ 9 PM Airdate: March 12, 2012 BEING HUMAN takes on the trappings of ‘80s horror with some of the developments in “When I Think About You, I Shred Myself.” While we may have suspected that all is not as it seems with Sally’s (Meaghan Rath) Reaper would-be mentor (Dusan Dukic), the revelation […]Read On »

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TV Review: BEING HUMAN – Season 2 – “I’ve Got You Under Your Skin”

DIchen Lachman in BEING HUMAN - Season 2 - "I've Got You Under My Skin" | ©2012 Syfy/Philippe Bosse

Stars: Sam Witwer, Meaghan Rath, Sam Huntington, Dichen Lachman, Kyle Schmid, Natalie Brown, Robert Naylor, Dusan Dukic, Alison Louder Writer: Nancy Won, adapted for U.S. television by Jeremy Carver & Anna Fricke, created for U.K. television by Toby Whithouse Director: Stefan Schwartz Network: Syfy, Mondays @ 9 PM Airdate: March 5, 2012 On the one hand, BEING HUMAN’s episode “I’ve Got You Under Your Skin” presents both Aidan (Sam Witwer) and Sally (Meaghan Rath) with enormous, weighty choices. On the other hand, these choices are almost entirely separate – albeit Sally confides in Aidan and he gives her advice – […]Read On »

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TV Review: BEING HUMAN – Season 2 – “The Ties That Blind”

Kristen Hager, Tracy Spiridakos and Sam Huntington in BEING HUMAN - Season 2 - "The Ties That Blind" | ©2012 Syfy/Philippe Bosse

Stars: Sam Witwer, Meaghan Rath, Sam Huntington, Kristen Hager, Tracy Spiridakos, Jon Cor, Olunike Adeliyi, Gianpaolo Venuta Writer: Celine Geiger, adapted for U.S. television by Jeremy Carver & Anna Fricke, created for U.K. television by Toby Whithouse Director: Stefan Pleszczynski Network: Syfy, Mondays @ 9 PM Airdate: February 27, 2012 In the opening of BEING HUMAN’s “The Ties That Blind,” Aidan (Sam Witwer) and fellow vampire Hadley are in the woods. Aidan says there are four werewolves in pursuit. The situation doesn’t look good. Cut to 21 hours earlier. A poltergeist is rearranging furniture and playing havoc with the electricity […]Read On »

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