THE PLOT AGAINST AMERICA: Anthony Boyle on the alternate-history miniseries – Exclusive Interview

Anthony Boyle in THE PLOT AGAINST AMERICA | ©2020 HBO/Michele K. Short

THE PLOT AGAINST AMERICA is a six-part miniseries airing Monday nights on HBO. Adapted by David Simon from Philip Roth’s novel, THE PLOT AGAINST AMERICA is set in an alternate 1940. Celebrity aviator Charles Lindbergh (Ben Cole), a fascist sympathizer and anti-Semite, has been elected President of the United States. Rather than declaring war on Nazi Germany, Lindbergh makes friends with Hitler, blaming Jews for everything wrong in America. Roth’s novel was published in 2004, but it has timely resonance. THE PLOT AGAINST AMERICA focuses on the Levin family of New Jersey, who are divided on how to view the […]Read On »

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THE UNICORN: Omar Benson Miller on the new comedy, BALLERS and more – Exclusive Interview

Omar Miller as Ben in THE UNICORN - Season 1| ©2019 CBS/Monty Brinton

Omar Miller as Ben In CBS’s new Thursday-night half-hour comedy THE UNICORN, Walter Goggins stars as Wade Felton, a widowed father of two who is tentatively getting into the dating scene for the first time in his adult life. Omar Benson Miller plays Ben, one of Wade’s best friends, a married father of four encouraging Wade’s romantic adventures. At the same time, Miller also has regular roles on HBO’s sports comedy BALLERS and (as a voice) Nickelodeon’s RISE OF THE TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES. Miller, a Los Angeles native, was previously a series regular on CSI: MIAMI. His feature credits […]Read On »

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SILICON VALLEY: Thomas Middleditch gives the scoop on the sixth and final season – Exclusive Interview

Thomas Middleditch in SILICON VALLEY - Season 6 | ©2019 HBO/Ali Paige Goldstein

SILICON VALLEY embarks on its sixth and final season Sunday, October 27, on HBO. Created by Mike Judge & John Altschuler & Dave Krinsky, the half-hour series stars Thomas Middleditch as Richard Hendricks, who invents a data-compression application in Season 1 and becomes a tech mogul almost in spite of himself. He is surrounded by a group of fellow idiosyncratic tech specialists, played by a comedically skilled group that includes Kumail Nanjiani, Martin Starr, Josh Brener and Zach Woods. Likely due to his role on SILICON VALLEY, Middleditch has become a highly visible spokesman in TV commercials for Verizon. Originally […]Read On »

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WATCHMEN: Regina King on new HBO series inspired by the Alan Moore graphic novel – Exclusive Interview

Regina King in WATCHMEN - Season 1 | ©2019 HBO/Mark Hill

HBO’s new series WATCHMEN premieres on Sunday, October 20. Developed for television by Damon Lindelof, WATCHMEN is essentially a sequel to Alan Moore’s 1987 graphic novel of the same name (as with other adaptations of his work, Moore has disavowed the TV follow-up). In WATCHMEN, Moore created an alternate history where Nixon never resigned, and costumed superheroes exist but are outlawed. Some go to work for the government; others go into hiding; still others become vigilantes. The WATCHMEN series is set thirty years after the events of the graphic novel. Regina King plays Angela Abar, who is part of a […]Read On »

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THE RIGHTEOUS GEMSTONES: Creator and star Danny McBride on Season 1 – Interview

THE RIGHTEOUS GEMSTONES - Season 1 Key Art - Danny McBride | ©2019 HBO

Having taken on football in his previous series EASTBOUND & DOWN and high school office politics in VICE PRINCIPALS, both for HBO, creator/executive producer/star Danny McBride returns to the network with his new Sunday-night dark comedy THE RIGHTEOUS GEMSTONES. The Gemstones are a family running a massively financially successful evangelical ministry. Patriarch Eli Gemstone (John Goodman) is mourning the death of his wife, which doesn’t stop him from indulging in a few less-than-saintly activities. McBride plays Jesse Gemstone, one of Eli’s sons. As an actor, McBride is also known for his work in feature films including THE FOOT FIST WAY, […]Read On »

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TV Review: GAME OF THRONES – Season 8 – “The Iron Throne” – Series Finale

Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington in GAME OF THRONES - Season 8 - "The Iron Throne" | ©2019 HBO/Helen Sloan

Stars: Peter Dinklage, Nicolaj Coster-Waldau, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington, Liam Cunningham,Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams, Jacob Anderson, Gwendoline Christie, Isaac Hempstead-Wright, John Bradley, Daniel Portman, Gemma Whelan, Jerome Flynn Writers: David Benioff & D.B. Weiss, series created by David Benioff & D.B. Weiss, based on George R.R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” Directors: David Benioff & D.B. Weiss Network: HBO, Sundays @ 9 PM Original Airdate: May 19, 2019 It’s often hard to know what to say at the end of a beloved series. With GAME OF THRONES, there is certainly an argument for ending it as […]Read On »

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TV Review: GAME OF THRONES – Season 8 – “The Last of the Starks”

Pilou Asbæk and Lena Headey in GAME OF THRONES - Season 8 - "The Last of the Starks" | ©2019 HBO/Helen Sloan

Stars: Peter Dinklage, Nicolaj Coster-Waldau, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington, Liam Cunningham, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams, Gwendoline Christie, Nathalie Emmanuel, Jacob Anderson, Conleth Hill, Rory McCann, Isaac Hempstead Wright, John Bradley, Hannah Murray, Joe Dempsie, Daniel Portman, Jerome Flynn, Kristofer Hivju, Pilou Asbaek, Hafpor Julius Bjornsson, Anton Lesser Writers: David Benioff & D.B. Weiss, series created by David Benioff & D.B. Weiss, based on George R.R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” Director: David Nutter Network: HBO, Sundays @ 9 PM Original Airdate: May 5, 2019 Even though the casualty rate is relatively low in this episode – […]Read On »

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TV Review: GAME OF THRONES – Season 8 – “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms”

Isaac Hempstead Wright in GAME OF THRONES - Season 8 - "A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms" | ©2019 HBO/Helen Sloan

Stars: Peter Dinklage, Nicolaj Coster-Waldau, Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington, Liam Cunningham, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams, Gwendoline Christie, Alfie Allen, Nathalie Emmanuel, Jacob Anderson, Conleth Hill, Rory McCann, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Jerome Flynn, John Bradley, Hannah Murray, Daniel Portman, Kristofer Hivju, Iain Glen, Richard Dormer, Bella Ramsey, Ben Crompton Writer: Bryan Cogman, series created by David Benioff & D.B. Weiss, based on George R.R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” Director: David Nutter Network: HBO, Sundays @ 9 PM Original Airdate: April 21, 2019  We don’t lose anybody in the GAME OF THRONES Season 8 episode “A Knight of the […]Read On »

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TV Review: GAME OF THRONES – Season 8 – “Winterfell” – Season Premiere

Kit Harington and Emilia Clarke in GAME OF THRONES - Season 8 - "Winterfell" | ©2019 HBO

Stars: Peter Dinklage, Nicolaj Coster-Waldau, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington, Liam Cunningham, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams, Gwendoline Christie, Alfie Allen, Nathalie Emmanuel, Jacob Anderson, Conleth Hill, Rory McCann, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Jerome Flynn, John Bradley, Hannah Murray, Gemma Whelan, Daniel Portman, Kristofer Hivju, Iain Glen, Richard Dormer, Pilou Asbaek, Hafpor Julius Bjornsson, Anton Lesser, Bella Ramsey Writer: Dave Hill, series created by David Benioff & D.B. Weiss, based on George R.R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” Director: David Nutter Network: HBO, Sundays @ 9 PM Original Airdate: April 14, 2019 Yeah, winter is here, the end is […]Read On »

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MRS WILSON: Actor Iain Glen chats about new mini-series and GAME OF THRONES – Interview

Iain Glen in MRS WILSON | ©2019 PBS

Actor Iain Glen is having a busy run of Sundays on television. On March 31 and April 7, he stars in the four-hour miniseries MRS WILSON opposite Ruth Wilson, on PBS’s MASTERPIECE. Developed for television by Wilson, MRS WILSON sees Wilson playing her own grandmother, Alison Wilson, whose memoirs were the basis for the miniseries. After her husband, British ex-spy Alec Wilson (played by Glen) died, Alison discovered that he had multiple other wives and families. (Ruth Wilson says there are now enormous Wilson family reunions, where surviving members of all the different strands get together – she suspects there […]Read On »

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