Movie Review: FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE SECRETS OF DUMBLEDORE

FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE SECRETS OF DUMBLEDORE | ©2022 Warner Bros.

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Eddie Redmayne, Jude Law, Mads Mikkelsen, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Jessica Williams, Richard Coyle, William Nadylam, Ezra Miller, Callum Turner, Victoria Yeates, Katherine Waterston Writers: J.K. Rowling & Steve Kloves, based on characters created by J.K. Rowling Director: David Yates Distributor: Warner Bros. Release Date: April 15, 2022 FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE SECRETS OF DUMBLEDORE is the third entry in the FANTASTIC BEASTS series, which is a prequel series to the HARRY POTTER franchise. This is all a mighty, mighty Warner Bros. property, and THE SECRETS OF DUMBLEDORE is reputedly the third in what is to be a […]Read On »

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SUPERNATURAL ACADEMY: Showrunner Gillian Horvath on the new series based on the Jaymin Eve novels – Exclusive interview – Part 3

SUPERNATURAL ACADEMY - Season 1| ©2022 Peacock

SUPERNATURAL ACADEMY, the animated series based on Jaymin Eve’s novels and produced by 41 Entertainment, is now streaming its entire first season on Peacock. In Part 3 of our exclusive interview with show runner Gillian Horvath, she talks about real-world analogies, what makes SUPERNATURAL ACADEMY distinctive in its take on a classic premise, and possibilities for Season 2. ASSIGNMENT X: How did you decide on doing sixteen half-hour episodes? GILLIAN HORVATH: It wound up being sixteen half-hours, but was originally conceived as eight hourlong episodes to cover the storyline. We pitched it to just a few places, and Peacock was on […]Read On »

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CAROL’S SECOND ACT: Actress Ito Aghayere on the new CBS sitcom – Exclusive Interview

Ito Aghayere in CAROL'S SECOND ACT - Season 1 - "Blocking"|©2019 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved./Sonja Flemming

In CAROL’S SECOND ACT, now in its first season Thursday nights on CBS, Patricia Heaton plays erstwhile teacher Carol Kenney. Divorced and with an empty nest, former Carol has decided to fulfill her lifelong dream and become a medical doctor. This makes her the oldest intern in the group under the supervision of strict Dr. Maya Jacobs, played by Ito Aghayere. Aghayere, originally from Alberta, Canada has a number of film, TV and Broadway stage credits to her name. She describes herself as an enormous fan of HARRY POTTER, especially the character of Hermione. Aghayere is also a big fan […]Read On »

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KILLING EVE: Fiona Shaw on Season 2 of the dark assassin thriller – Exclusive Interview

Fiona Shaw as Carolyn Martens in KILLING EVE - Season 2 |©2019 BBCAmerica/ Parisa Taghizadeh

KILLING EVE begins its second season Sunday, April 7, on both BBC America, where it first aired in the U.S., and AMC. Phoebe Waller-Bridge adapted Villanelle novels by Luke Jennings for television. KILLING EVE received a Television Critics Association Award for Outstanding New Program. Sandra Oh won a Golden Globe Award for her portrayal of harried, determined MI-6 agent Eve Polastri; Jodie Comer plays Villanelle, a young assassin who engages in a mutual fascination with her pursuer. Fiona Shaw portrays Eve’s boss, the mysterious, hard to startle Carolyn Martens. Shaw, who works in all mediums – she was a Tony […]Read On »

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MIRACLE WORKERS: Daniel Radcliffe and Geraldine Viswanathan chat about new heavenly comedy – Interview

Geraldine Viswanathan and Daniel Radcliffe in MIRACLE WORKERS - Season 1 - "13 Days"| ©2019 TBS/Curtis Baker

In MIRACLE WORKERS, Tuesdays on TBS, Daniel Radcliffe and Geraldine Viswanathan star as angels Craig and Eliza. Craig and Eliza have two weeks to persuade a depressed God, played by Steve Buscemi, not to destroy the Earth. Radcliffe, who is also one of MIRACLE WORKERS’ executive producers, is known for starring as the title character in the HARRY POTTER franchise. Since then, the English actor has done a wide range of projects, including starring in several Broadway plays, and starred in the films THE WOMAN IN BLACK, KILL YOUR DARLINGS (as real-life poet Allen Ginsberg), HORNS, WHAT IF, SWISS ARMY […]Read On »

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Movie Review: FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD

FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD movie poster | ©2018 Warner Bros.

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Jude Law, Johnny Depp, Zoe Kravitz, Callum Turner Writer: J.K. Rowling, based on characters created by J.K. Rowling Director: David Yates Distributor: Warner Bros. Release Date: November 16, 2018 FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD is set in 1927, one year after the events of its immediate predecessor, FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM, which was released two years ago. Both films are set in what is now to be known as WIZARDING WORLD, aka the HARRY POTTER universe. Got all that? Good, because FANTASTIC BEASTS: […]Read On »

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LEGACIES: Creator and executive producer Julie Plec talks about new THE VAMPIRE DIARIES spin-off- interview

Kaylee Bryant as Josie in LEGACIES - Season 1 | © 2018 The CW Network/Miller Mobley

The CW’s new Thursday-night series LEGACIES is a spin-off of both THE VAMPIRE DIARIES, which ran on the network for eight years, and that series’ spin-off THE ORIGINALS, which concluded its five-season run in May. In LEGACIES, Hope Mikaelson (Danielle Rose Russell), the daughter of the late vampire/werewolf hybrid Klaus and granddaughter of a witch, is one of the first enrollees at the Mystic Falls, Virginia Salvatore School for the Young and Gifted. The Salvatore School is in fact a haven for supernatural adolescents. The headmaster is Alaric Saltzman (Matthew Davis), first introduced in THE VAMPIRE DIARIES, in which he […]Read On »

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WISDOM OF THE CROWD: Natalia Tena also talks GAME OF THRONES and HARRY POTTER – Interview

Natalia Tena stars as Sara Morton in WISDOM OF THE CROWD - Season 1 | ©2017 CBS/Brendan Meadows

In CBS’s Sunday-night drama WISDOM OF THE CROWD, Jeremy Piven plays tech billionaire Jeffrey Tanner. After his daughter is murdered, Jeffrey walks away from his phenomenally successful company to concentrate on a crime-solving crowd-sourced algorithm. It’s meant to catch the killer, but it winds up helping solve a lot of other cases as well. Natalia Tena (pronounced, she says, TEN-ah) plays Sara Morton, Jeffrey’s business and romantic partner. The English actress is recognized all over the world for playing the Wildling Osha in GAME OF THRONES and Nymphadora Tonks in the HARRY POTTER franchise (and, it turns out, for a […]Read On »

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MR MERCEDES: Brendan Gleeson on playing detective on Season 1 – Exclusive Interview

Brendan Gleeson in MR. MERCEDES - Season 1 | ©2017 AT&T Audience Network

In AT&T Audience Network’s MR MERCEDES, which has its first-season finale Wednesday, October 11 (and was just renewed for Season 2 today), Brendan Gleeson plays retired homicide detective Bill Hodges. Based on the novel by Stephen King, MR MERCEDES follows Bill’s dogged pursuit of the title character (Harry Treadaway), who used a stolen car to commit mass murder and is intending to kill even more people. Gleeson, who hails from Dublin, Ireland, has been working steadily in film, television and theatre for decades. He’s gained three Golden Globe nominations – for playing an idiosyncratic Irish cop in THE GUARD, a […]Read On »

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MR MERCEDES: MOONLIGHT actor Jharrel Jerome chats new series – Exclusive Interview

MR MERCEDES - Season 1 key art | ©2017 Audience Network

In AT&T Audience Network’s MR MERCEDES, based on Stephen King’s novel, Brendan Gleeson plays retired police detective Bill Hodges, still in pursuit of the psychopath who used a stolen car to commit mass murder. Bill is aided in his quest by Jharrel Jerome’s character Jerome Robinson, a Harvard-bound young computer whiz who until now hasn’t truly encountered human evil. Jerome has been acting professionally for only a little over a year, but it’s been an eventful journey. His first gig was as the sixteen-year-old protagonist Kevin (other actors play young and older Kevin) in the Best Picture Oscar winner MOONLIGHT. […]Read On »

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