Movie Review: BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE

BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE movie poster | ©2018 20th Century Fox

Rating: R Stars: Jeff Bridges, Cynthia Erivo, Dakota Johnson, Jon Hamm, Chris Hemsworth, Cailee Spaeny, Lewis Pullman, Nick Offerman Writer: Drew Goddard Director: Drew Goddard Distributor: Twentieth Century Fox Release Date: October 12, 2018 After a brief prologue, BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE starts out like the set-up to a joke, with an out-of-the-way motel standing in for a bar. A priest (Jeff Bridges), a singer (Cynthia Erivo), a vacuum cleaner salesman (Jon Hamm), and a really cranky young woman (Dakota Johnson) all walk into the El Royale. This is not a comedy, though the crime drama has its […]Read On »

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Movie Review: KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE

KINGSMAN THE GOLDEN CIRCLE movie poster | ©2017 20th Century Fox

Rating: R Stars: Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Taron Egerton, Mark Strong, Pedro Pascal, Halle Berry, Sir Elton John, Channing Tatum, Bruce Greenwood, Emily Watson, Jeff Bridges Writers: Jane Goldman & Matthew Vaughn, based on the comic book THE SECRET SERVICE by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons Director: Matthew Vaughn Distributor: Twentieth Century Fox Release Date: September 22, 2017  KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE is a follow-up to 2015’s KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE. Like its predecessor, KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE is based on THE SECRET SERVICE comic book series by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons, and is again directed by Matthew Vaughn, […]Read On »

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Movie Review: SEVENTH SON

SEVENTH SON | © 2015 Universal

Stars: Jeff Bridges, Julianne Moore, Ben Barnes, Alicia Vikander, Olivia Williams, Djimon Hounsou Writers: Charles Leavitt and Steven Knight, screen story by Matt Greenberg, based on the novel THE SPOOK’S APPRENTICE by Joseph Delaney Director: Sergei Bodrov Distributor: Universal Release Date: February 7, 2015 One can walk into SEVENTH SON knowing absolutely nothing about it and deduce within the first 10 minutes that A) it’s an adaptation of a young adult (YA) fantasy novel and B) that it was put together by people who don’t know how to tell one adaptation of a YA fantasy novel from another. The first […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Beau Bridges talks THE MILLERS Season 1

Beau Bridges in THE MILLERS - Season 1 | ©2014 Cliff Lipson/CBS

In CBS’ half-hour comedy THE MILLERS, Thursdays at 8:30 PM and renewed for a second season, Beau Bridges and Margo Martindale star as, respectively, Tom and Carol Miller, a long-married couple whose visit to their adult children inspires them to separate. Carol moves in with son Nathan (Will Arnett), while Tom takes up residence with daughter Debbie (Jayma Mays), her husband Adam (Nelson Franklin) and their offspring Mikayla (Eve Moon). Both senior Millers face a brave new world as newly-single people. Bridges has been acting since he was a little boy – he appeared in his first feature film, 1948’s […]Read On »

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MONSTERS UNIVERSITY Highlights this week in Blu-ray, DVD and VOD Releases

MONSTERS UNIVERSITY | (c) 2013 Disney Home Video

Your time is short. We know this. So in order to expedite your buying and Netflix decision making, we provide you with a list of the cool and not-so-cool titles coming out for movies, television and everything in-between. So put your feet up, grab some popcorn and check out this week’s selections. Movies MONSTERS UNIVERSITY – One of the most popular family films of the last decade was MONSTERS INC. that introduced a whole set of characters centered on scaring little kids in order to power their world. So how do you follow up on such a monster of a […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: CULT star Robert Knepper on the CW series and R.I.P.D. – Part 2

Robert Knepper in CULT - Season 1 | ©2013 The CW/JSquared

In Part 2 of our exclusive interview with Robert Knepper, we talk more about his dual role of actor Roger Reeves and Reeves’ TV character, cult leader Billy Grimm, in the CW’s CULT, plus Knepper’s one-time return to his PRISON BREAK character T-Bag on BREAKOUT KINGS and his recent and upcoming film roles. ASSIGNMENT X: After PRISON BREAK, you did HEROES, and then you reprised T-Bag on BREAKOUT KINGS – how was it going back to him? KNEPPER: I remember Nick Santora [co-creator of BREAKOUT KINGS, who had been a writer/co-executive producer on PRISON BREAK] calling me up and saying, […]Read On »

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TCA 2011: Fox says BREAKING IN is still not officially dead

Bret Harrison, Alphonso McAuley, Michael Rosenbaum, Odette Annable and Christian Slater in BREAKING IN - Season 1 | ©2011 Fox/David Johnson

When is a show cancelled, but not cancelled? That’s been the mystery behind the Christian Slater comedy BREAKING IN that did pretty good during midseason this year on Fox after AMERICAN IDOL. It wasn’t enough for it to get an official Season 2 renewal, but in recent months, there’s been movement that could bring the series back. Recent extensions on cast contracts have showed that the show has a little bit life left in it, and today at the Summer 2011 Television Critics Association Fox session, Fox Entertainment President Kevin Reilly explained that the show could get an official last […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Actor Bret Harrison on BREAKING IN, REAPER & V

Bret Harrison in BREAKING IN - Season 1 | ©2011 Fox/David Johnson

Fox’s half-hour comedy BREAKING IN, trying out a Tuesday slot tonight after a run Wednesdays at 9:30 PM (even though it was canceled last week by Fox), concerns a high-tech security firm that is hired by various companies to evaluate weak points by, per the title, breaking in wherever it can be done. Bret Harrison plays Cameron Price, the firm’s newest hire, who has been more or less blackmailed into taking the gig by the firm’s mysterious boss Oz, played by Christian Slater. In some ways, Cameron and his situation don’t appear too far removed from Portland, Oregon native Harrison’s […]Read On »

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Blu-ray Review: TRON: LEGACY

TRON: LEGACY and TRON: THE ORIGINAL CLASSIC - 5 disc Blu-ray and DVD set | ©2011 Walt Disney Home Entertainment

Rating: PG Stars: Jeff Bridges, Garrett Hudlund, Olivia Wilde, Bruce Boxleitner, James Frain, Beau Garrett, Michael Sheen Writers: Edward Kitsis & Adam Horowitz, story by Edward Kitsis & Adam Horowitz and Brian Klugman & Lee Sterndahl, based on characters created by Steven Lisberger and Bonnie MacBird Director: Joseph Koskinski Distributor: Walt Disney Home Entertainment Suggested Retail Price: $39.99 (2-disc Blu-ray/DVD combo), $49.99 (4-disc Blu-ray combo includes 3D Blu-ray version), $79.99 (5-disc combo includes both TRON: LEGACY in 3D and 2D Blu-ray and TRON: THE ORIGINAL CLASSIC in Blu-ray) Credit has to be given to the TRON: LEGACY filmmakers for going […]Read On »

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Blu-ray Review: TRON: THE ORIGINAL CLASSIC

TRON: THE ORIGINAL CLASSIC SPECIAL EDITION Blu-ray | ©2011 Disney

Rating: PG Stars: Jeff Bridges, Bruce Boxleitner, David Warner, Cindy Morgan Writers: Steven Lisberger and Bonnie MacBird Director: Steven Lisberger Distributor: Walt Disney Home Entertainment Suggested Retail Price: $39.99 (2-disc Blu-ray/DVD combo), $79.99 (5-disc combo includes both TRON: LEGACY in 3D and 2D Blu-ray and TRON: THE ORIGINAL CLASSIC in Blu-ray) Perhaps the most anticipated film on Blu-ray this Spring  is not TRON: LEGACY, but rather TRON: THE ORIGINAL CLASSIC which is finally getting its long overdue Blu-ray treatment. You almost expected Disney to put out the Blu-ray edition of the original before TRON: LEGACY hit theaters this past December, […]Read On »

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