Exclusive Interview: Clark Gregg on AGENTS OF SHIELD and AVENGERS 2

Clark Gregg in MARVEL'S AGENTS OF SHIELD | ©2013 ABC/Bob D'Amico

Clark Gregg’s character S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Phil Coulson was first introduced to audiences in the original IRON MAN film. Coulson has subsequently helped superheroes and director Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) in IRON MAN 2, THOR and in the animated ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN series. Coulson was tragically killed by Loki (Tom Hiddleston) in writer/director Joss Whedon’s THE AVENGERS, but he’s back as the team leader on ABC’s AGENTS OF SHIELD, Tuesdays at 8 PM. As viewers of the TV show, created by Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen, learned in the episode “The Magical Place,” Coulson’s resurrection was agonizing, with consequences […]Read On »

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TV Review: REVOLUTION – Season 1 – “Soul Train”

Billy Burke and Giancarlo Esposito in REVOLUTION - Season 1 - "Soul Train" | ©2012 NBC/Brownie Harris

Cast: Billy Burke, Tracy Spirdakos, Giancarlo Esposito, Zak Orth, David Lyons, Tim Guinee, Elizabeth Mitchell, Graham Rogers Writer: Paul Grellong Director: Jon Cassar Network: NBC, airs Mondays @ 10 p.m. Original Telecast: Oct. 15, 2012 Through four episodes of REVOLUTION, I have been constantly singing the praises of Giancarlo Esposito’s character of Captain Tom Neville, one of the henchmen to General Monroe (David Lyons) out in the field doing his dirty work. Neville has been one of the most interesting characters on the show and his subplot involving a battle of wills with Danny (Graham Rogers) has been one of […]Read On »

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TV Review: REVOLUTION – Season 1 – “The Plague Dogs”

Tracy Spiridakos as Charlie Matheson, Billy Burke as Miles Matheson, JD Pardo as Nate, Daniella Alonso as Nora, Zak Orth as Aaron, Anna Lise Phillips as Maggie in REVOLUTION - Season 1 - "The Plague Dogs" | ©2012 NBC/Brownie Harris

Cast: Billy Burke, Tracy Spirdakos, Giancarlo Esposito, Zak Orth, David Lyons, Tim Guinee, Elizabeth Mitchell Writer: Anne Cofell Saunders Director: Félix Enríquez Alcalá Network: NBC, airs Mondays @ 10 p.m. Original Telecast: Oct. 8, 2012 The fourth episode of REVOLUTION, “The Plague Dogs,” gave us a breather in terms of the whole Monroe Militia vs. the resistance storyline that beleaguered the show for the past few episodes. The show actually took a direction I had hoped it would take in focusing on maybe some of the people impacted by the changed world – for better or worse – and have […]Read On »

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TV Review: REVOLUTION – Season 1 – “No Quarter”

Billy Burke and Mark Pellegrino in REVOLUTION - Season 1 - "No Quarter" | ©2012 NBC/Brownie Harris

Cast: Billy Burke, Tracy Spirdakos, Giancarlo Esposito, Zak Orth, David Lyons, Tim Guinee Writer: Monica Owusu-Breen Director: Sanford Bookstaver Network: NBC, airs Mondays @ 10 p.m. Original Telecast: Oct. 1, 2012 The third episode of REVOLUTION, “No Quarter,” had more poopy sad faces from Charlie (Tracy Spirdakos) than you could shake a stick at. Every scene was a close up of her sad, crying face acting like someone had just kicked her puppy. It was annoying. I understand she is “new to all this” in that she hasn’t been outside her small village until just a few days ago. But […]Read On »

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TV Review: REVOLUTION – Season 1 – “Chained Heat”

Tracy Spiridakos in REVOLUTION - Season 1 - "Chained Heat" | ©2012 NBC/John Domoney

Cast: Billy Burke, Tracy Spirdakos, Giancarlo Esposito, Zak Orth, David Lyons, Tim Guinee Writer: Eric Kripke Director: Charles Beeson Network: NBC, airs Mondays @ 10 p.m. Original Telecast: Sept. 24, 2012 Well things have certainly come to a grinding halt on REVOLUTION after a very impressive “Pilot” episode where it was wall to wall action and a whole handful of good ideas. “Chained Heat” isn’t nearly as good as the opening episode which seems to sometimes be the case with big opening episodes that are targeted to grab the viewers’ attention and then subsequently falter to deliver in the following […]Read On »

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TV Review: REVOLUTION – Season 1 – “Pilot” – Series Premiere

REVOLUTION key art | ©2012 NBC

Cast: Billy Burke, Tracy Spirdakos, Giancarlo Esposito, Zak Orth, David Lyons, Tim Guinee Writer: Eric Kripke Director: Jon Favreau Network: NBC, airs Mondays @ 10 p.m. Original Telecast: Sept. 17, 2012 What happens when you take the brains behind one of the most successful horror television series, SUPERNATURAL, and combine the brains behind LOST, ALIAS and the relaunch of STAR TREK and mix it with the guy who directed IRON MAN and IRON MAN 2 – a pretty damn good pilot. REVOLUTION is the interesting idea from Erik Kripe (SUPERNATURAL), JJ Abrams (LOST, ALIAS) and Jon Favreau (IRON MAN) about […]Read On »

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Interview: REVOLUTION director Jon Favreau gives the scoop on the new NBC series

Billy Burke, Elizabeth Mitchell, Giancarlo Esposito, and Tracy Spiridakos in REVOLUTION - Season 1 | ©2012 NBC/Nino Munoz

NBC’s new series REVOLUTION premieres tonight, Monday September 17, at 10 PM.  Created by Eric Kripke (SUPERNATURAL), who executive produces REVOLUTION with a team headed up by J.J. Abrams, the show opens with a mysterious event suddenly stops all electrical power around the planet. Fifteen years later, society has reformed sans electricity. A young woman named Charlie (Tracy Spiridakos) must travel through the landscape with a small group of companions who want to find out exactly what happened – the more so because of a militia that intends to violently prevent them from doing so. The REVOLUTION pilot was helmed […]Read On »

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Interview: THE AVENGERS’ Samuel L. Jackson on the fun of a big budget action epic

Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury in THE AVENGERS | (c) 2012 Fox/Marvel

If you want audiences to know immediately that a character is to be respected, can handle just about anything, will put up with no b.s. and is absolutely cool without having to explain all of the above, your best bet is to just cast Samuel L. Jackson. This isn’t to say that the Washington, D.C.-born actor can’t play tender, confused, vulnerable or pretty much anything else –Jackson has proven his extraordinary versatility many times over on film and on stage – but he’s become big-budget movie shorthand for badass authority. No wonder then that when S.H.I.E.L.D. Initiative Director Nick Fury […]Read On »

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Interview: Robert Downey Jr. assembles for THE AVENGERS

Robert Downey Jr. is Iron Man in THE AVENGERS | ©2012 Marvel

Of all the actors in THE AVENGERS, Robert Downey, Jr. has the most experience with his character Tony Stark, aka Iron Man. Downey previously played the billionaire genius inventor smartass in IRON MAN and IRON MAN 2, plus an uncredited cameo at the end of THE HULK. However, this is his first time sharing the screen with Chris Evans’ Captain America, Chris Hemsworth’s Thor, Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow, Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye and even Mark Ruffalo’s Hulk (Edward Norton had the role when Tony Stark last visited him). It’s also Downey’s first time working with AVENGERS writer/director Joss Whedon. In person, […]Read On »

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Exclusive Photos from the Mickey Rourke Hand and Footprint Ceremony

Mickey Rourke at the Mickey Rourke Hand & Footprint Ceremony | ©2011 Sue Schneider

Mickey Rourke was immortalized in Hollywood on October 31st with a Hand and Footprint Ceremony at Grauman’s Chinese Theater joining stars from today and yesteryear who have put their hands, feet and signature into cement, which over the years have drawn millions of people from around the world. Academy Award winner Mickey Rourke will be starring in Relativity’s upcoming film IMMORTALS, along with Luke Evans, Henry Cavill and Kellan Lutz and the atmosphere reflected the movie. Rourke’s IRON MAN 2 director, Jon Favreau talked about working with Rourke, and then introduced Eric Roberts, Rourke’s co-star in THE EXPENDABLES. Roberts then […]Read On »

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