UTOPIA: Actors Desmin Borges, Jessica Rothe and Cory Michael Smith talk Season 1 of the new genre series – Interview

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UTOPIA is now streaming its entire first season on Amazon Prime. Based on the British series created by Dennis Kelly, UTOPIA has been adapted as an American-set version by executive producer Gillian Flynn. The series brings together a group of comic book fans, who are excited at the discovery of a sequel to their favorite underground graphic novel. They learn that the events and characters in the books are real, and find themselves in opposition to a sinister tech company. Desmin Borges plays obsessive/compulsive genius Wilson Wilson, and Jessica Rothe plays Sam, two of the comic book aficionados. Cory Michael […]Read On »

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UTOPIA: Creator and executive producer Gillian Flynn on Season 1 – Interview

UTOPIA Season 1 | ©2020 Amazon

UTOPIA premieres the first of its Season 1 eight episodes on Amazon Prime on Friday, September 25. Executive producer Gillian Flynn, who wrote all eight hours, adapted UTOPIA from the British series created by Dennis Kelly, which ran in the U.K. 2013 and 2014. Flynn’s UTOPIA introduces us to a group of friends who are fans of the comic book series DYSTOPIA. Idealistic Sam (Jessica Rothe), obsessive conspiracy theorist Wilson (Desmin Borges), ailing Becky (Ashleigh LaThrop), and easily-started Ian (Dan Byrd) come together at a convention in hopes of purchasing the only copies of the newly-found DYSTOPIA sequel, UTOPIA. The […]Read On »

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Movie Review: VALLEY GIRL (2020)

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Rating: PG-13 Stars: Jessica Rothe, Josh Whitehouse, Chloe Bennet, Ashleigh Murray, Jessie Ennis, Mae Whitman, Logan Paul, Alicia Silverstone, Judy Greer Writer: Amy Talkington, story by Andrew Lane and Wayne Crawford Director: Rachel Lee Goldenberg Distributor: Orion Classics Release Date (VOD and drive-ins): May 8, 2020 VALLEY GIRL is the latest movie to get partly tripped up by its title. If it were called anything except VALLEY GIRL, it would be easier to accept on its own terms. But somehow it was decided that using the name for a film very unlike the 1983 original, thereby inviting apples to cucumbers […]Read On »

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Movie Review: HAPPY DEATH DAY

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Rating: PG-13 Stars: Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard, Ruby Modine, Rachel Matthews, Charles Aitken, Jason Bayle, Phi Vu, Rob Mello, Cariella Smith, Caleb Spillyards Writer: Scott Lobdell Director: Christopher Landon Distributor: Universal Release Date: October 13, 2017  GROUNDHOG DAY isn’t the only tale of someone stuck reliving the same day over and over, but it’s perhaps the best-known in pop culture. Also, it’s the one that gets eventually name-checked in HAPPY DEATH DAY, so it seems appropriate to use that 1993 comedy as a reference point. HAPPY DEATH DAY has, as its basic premise, GROUNDHOG DAY redone as a PG-13 college-set […]Read On »

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