Movie Review: DOCTOR SLEEP

DOCTOR SLEEP movie poster | ©2019 Warner Bros.

Rating: R Stars: Ewan McGregor, Rebecca Ferguson, Kyleigh Curran, Cliff Curtis, Zahn McClarnon, Emily Alyn Lind, Carl Lumbly, Zackary Momoh, Robert Longstreet, Jacob Tremblay, Jocelin Donahue, Alex Essoe, Henry Thomas, Roger Dale Floyd Writer: Mike Flanagan, based on the novel by Stephen King Director: Mike Flanagan Distributor: Warner Bros. Release Date: November 8, 2019 Talking about the new film DOCTOR SLEEP has aspects that are like one of those “if a train leaves the station in Boulder Colorado at five miles an hour” math puzzles. DOCTOR SLEEP is the title of Stephen King’s 2013 sequel book to his 1977 novel […]Read On »

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Movie Review: OUIJA: ORIGIN OF EVIL

OUIJA: ORIGIN OF EVIL poster | ©2016 Universal Pictures

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Annalise Basso, Elizabeth Reaser, Lulu Wilson, Henry Thomas, Doug Jones Writers: Mike Flanagan & Jeff Howard, based on characters created by Juliet Snowden & Stiles White Director: Mike Flanagan Distributor: Universal Release Date: October 20, 2016 OUIJA: THE ORIGIN OF EVIL is a sequel, or rather a prequel, far superior to its 2014 predecessor. For starters, it makes much more sense and has many more organic scares. Those who pay attention to character names will realize what story we’re watching. Otherwise, apart from the Ouija board of the title, we have to wait for a brief post-credits […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: James Cromwell talks BETRAYAL

James Cromwell in BETRAYAL - Season 1 | ©2013 ABC/ Craig Sjodin

In ABC’s BETRAYAL, Sundays at 10 PM, James Cromwell plays business tycoon Thatcher Karsten, who has all sorts of problems. His son T.J. (Henry Thomas), who is mentally challenged after an accident, has killed one of Karsten’s business associates. Meanwhile, Karsten’s married lawyer Jack (Stuart Townsend) is having an affair with photographer Sara (Hannah Ware), whose husband is a district attorney dying to nail Karsten to the wall for shady business dealings. Cromwell has played all sorts of people, from the benevolent farmer Arthur Hoggett in BABE, which gleaned him a Supporting Actor Oscar nomination, to his recent Emmy-winning turn […]Read On »

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Exclusive Photos from the DISNEY MEDIA NETWORKS INTERNATIONAL UPFRONT

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. cast L - R: Ming-Na Wen, Chloe Bennet, Clark Gregg, Elizabeth Henstridge, Brett Dalton at the 2013 Disney Media Networks International Upfronts | ©2013 Sue Schneider

The Fall Television season is not that far away and soon new shows will be airing on the main networks and there are a lot of really good ones coming up. Each network has a whole slew of new dramas and comedies. Disney Media Networks held recently the 2013 International Upfront at The Walt Disney Studios Lot in Burbank, California. It was quite an event with talent from new, mid-season and retuning shows. Walking the carpet were the following talent: BABY DADDY Jean Luc Bilodeau – stars as Ben Chelsea Kane – stars as Riley Derek Theler – stars as […]Read On »

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Festival Report: The scoop on SXSW 2013 – Part 1

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Listen up film festival cowboy and cowgirls, if this is your first time at the film festival rodeo they call SXSW (South By South West) you need to know a few things… 1) It’s not really one festival, it’s three. Film. Music. Interactive. And they overlap, overplay and overload. Film runs March 8th-12th, Interactive from the 8th-12th and Music from the 12th-17th. 2) The main events are held on the fabled sixth street where theaters and music halls collide with bars and restaurants. 3) There isn’t one convention center there’s two and they’re separated by a river. 4) Austin, the […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Dee Wallace looks back on E.T. – THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL

Drew Barrymore and Dee Wallace in E.T. THE EXTRATERRESTRIAL | ©2012 Universal Home Entertainment

Since its release in 1982, E.T. THE EXTRATERRESTRIAL has become – both artistically and commercially – the gold standard for the oft-referred-to, seldom truly applicable “film for all ages.” Directed and produced by Steven Spielberg and written by Melissa Mathison, the film is the story of a little alien who becomes separated from his exploratory team and is helped in his quest to go home, first by grade-schooler Elliott (Henry Thomas), and eventually by Elliott’s entire family, including older brother Michael (Robert MacNaughton), little sister Gertie (Drew Barrymore) and single mother Mary, played by Dee Wallace. To commemorate E.T.’s thirtieth […]Read On »

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