Movie Review: CRISIS

CRISIS Movie Poster | ©2021 Quiver Distribution

Rating: R Stars: Gary Oldman, Armie Hammer, Evangeline Lilly, Guy Nadon, Michelle Rodriguez, Greg Kinnear, Indira Varma, Mia Kirschner, Luke Evans, Scott Mescudi Writer: Nicholas Jarecki Director: Nicholas Jarecki Distributor: Quiver Distribution Release Date: February 26, 2021 CRISIS is a well-intentioned and-well shot – on 35mm, no less – thriller about the opioid epidemic. Director/writer Nicholas Jarecki has a lot on his mind here – so much, in fact, that he’s got three distinct plotlines running here. One of these never links up with the other two, which is among the film’s several problems. A serene, snowy landscape is interrupted […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: THE KENNEDYS director Jon Cassar delves beyond the controversial new Reelz Channel mini-series – Part 2

Greg Kinnear in THE KENNEDYS | ©2011 Zak Cassar/Reelz Channel

When History Channel greenlit the ambitious THE KENNEDYS mini-series, controversy was expected, but nothing like the kind that stirred up when that cable network decided to drop the project entirely earlier this year. After being shopped to various networks, Reelz Channel ultimately acquired the eight-episode mini-series. Episode Three airs tonight on Reelz and the remaining episodes air nightly throughout the rest of the week. Written by Stephen Kronish, executive produced by former 24 co-creator Joel Surnow and directed by longtime 24 director Jon Cassar, the project follows the life of the Kennedys throughout the 1960s and features Greg Kinnear as […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: THE KENNEDYS director Jon Cassar reveals the truth about the controversial new Reelz Channel mini-series – Part 1

Greg Kinnear in THE KENNEDYS | ©2011 Zak Cassar/Reelz Channel

When History Channel greenlit the ambitious THE KENNEDYS mini-series, controversy was expected, but nothing like the kind that stirred up when that cable network decided to drop the project entirely earlier this year. After being shopped to various networks, Reelz Channel ultimately acquired the eight-episode mini-series. The premiere reairs tonight on Reelz and the remaining six episodes will shown nightly starting Tuesday. Written by Stephen Kronish, executive produced by former 24 co-creator Joel Surnow and directed by longtime 24 director Jon Cassar, the project follows the life of the Kennedys throughout the 1960s and features Greg Kinnear as John F. […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Jon Cassar talks about THE KENNEDYS mini-series being canceled by the History Channel

THE KENNEDYS mini-series poster | ©2011 Muse Distribution International

It was a big shock earlier this week when The History Channel announced they were canceling the already filmed and completed eight-part mini-series THE KENNEDYS following the lives of that important First Family. Starring Greg Kinnear as John F. Kennedy and Katie Holmes as Jackie Kennedy, it was an ambitious project hatched by former 24 co-creator Joel Surnow. While at TCA’s, ASSIGNMENT X caught up with THE KENNEDYS director Jon Cassar (also another former 24 alum) to ask him about his thoughts on the cancellation and where the mini-series goes from here to secure a U.S. network. ASSIGNMENT X: Can […]Read On »

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