Movie Review: MONEY MONSTER

MONEY MONSTER | © 2016 Sony/Tristar

Rating: R Stars: George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Jack O’Connell, Dominic West, Caitriona Balfe, Giancarlo Esposito, Christopher Denham, Lenny Venito, Emily Meade Writers: Jamie Linden and Alan DiFiore & Jim Kouf, story by DiFiore & Kouf Director: Jodie Foster Distributor: Release Date: May 13, 2016 MONEY MONSTER is almost always entertaining, even when it gets predictable, improbable, or some combination of the two. As movies about the workings of Wall Street go, it has the misfortune to be following THE BIG SHORT while that film – last year’s Oscar winner for Adapted Screenplay – is still in people’s memories. MONEY MONSTER […]Read On »

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GRIMM: Claire Coffee goes through change in Season 5 – exclusive interview

Claire Coffee as Adalind Schade in GRIMM | © 2016 Scott Green/NBC

As GRIMM celebrates its hundredth episode in its fifth season on NBC, Fridays at 9, Claire Coffee’s character Adalind continues to go through changes. Adalind started in the opening episode as a malevolent Hexenbiest – a kind of witch she can shapeshift into a ghoulish guise. Since then, Adalind has lost, regained and re-lost her magical powers and had two children, the first by Zauberbiest Portland, Oregon police captain Sean Renard (Sasha Roiz) and the second by the show’s hero, police detective and monster-fighting Grimm Nick Burkhardt (David Giuntoli). Adalind is currently human and benevolent, but there are hints that […]Read On »

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GRIMM: Silas Weir Mitchell on the 100th episode of the NBC series – interview

Silas Weir Mitchell as Monroe in NBC's GRIMM | © 2016 Chris Haston/NBC

GRIMM, the NBC fantasy/horror series created by Stephen Carpenter and executive producers David Greenwalt & Jim Kouf, celebrates its one-hundredth episode this Friday night, March 11. Five seasons in, faithful fans are glued to the adventures of Portland, Oregon police detective and hereditary Grimm Nick Burkhardt (David Giuntoli), who has learned that even though some Wesen – creatures that can pretend to be human but are actually something else – are evil, many others are good, and some even make good friends. A case in point is Nick’s best friend Monroe, played by Silas Weir Mitchell. Monroe is a Blutbad […]Read On »

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Sasha Roiz on GRIMM and the Grimmster Endowment – exclusive interview

Sasha Roiz stars as Captain Sean Renard on GRIMM | © 2015 Scott Green/NBC

On NBC’s GRIMM, now in its fourth season Fridays at 9 PM, Sasha Roiz plays Sean Renard, a Portland, Oregon police captain who’s also a Zauberbiest. For those just tuning in, a Zauberbiest is the male version of a Hexenbiest, a shape-shifting witch. One example of a Hexenbiest is Renard’s former lover Adalind (Claire Coffee), the mother of their baby Diana. Adalind is livid with Renard, as she’s just found out he conspired with the Resistance to take Diana from her mother and give her to Kelly Burkhardt (Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio), who’s a Grimm and the mother of Grimm Nick […]Read On »

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Interview: GRIMM co-creator David Greenwalt gives the Season 4 scoop

David Giuntoli as Nick Burkhardt in GRIMM - Season 4 | ©2014 NBC/Chris Haston

NBC’s GRIMM begins its fourth season Friday, October 24, at 9 PM, with just about all of the characters in a state of crisis. Portland, Oregon police detective Nick Burkhardt (David Giuntoli) has lost his Grimm powers. Young Trubel (Jacqueline Toboni) now knows that she’s a Grimm, but she’s also wanted by the police. Nick’s police captain, Sean Renard (Sasha Roiz), has been shot multiple times and may not survive. Renard’s Hexenbeist ex-lover, the witch Adalind (Claire Coffee), is frantically searching for their super-powered baby daughter and who knows what she’ll do if/when she finds out that Renard gave the […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Dee Wallace gets GRIMM again

Dee Wallace guest stars on GRIMM on NBC | © 2014 NBC/Scott Green

Even big bad Blutbads have mothers – at least, they do on GRIMM. In tonight’s episode, NBC, Friday at 9 PM, we meet the parents of the wolflike Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell) when he decides to ask an important question of his beloved Rosalee (Bree Turner), who is a foxlike Fuchsbau. In other words,Monroe is planning to marry outside of his Wesen species, which may cause his parents to growl a little bit. Monroe’s mother is played by Dee Wallace, who previously played a werewolf in THE HOWLING, was the mom in E.T. and has many other roles to her […]Read On »

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Interview: GRIMM co-creators David Greenwalt and Jim Kouf chat more GRIMM Season 3 news

David Giuntoli in GRIMM - Season 3 - "Eyes of the Beholder" | ©2013 NBC/Scott Green

In Part 2 of our interview with GRIMM co-creators/executive producers/show runners David Greenwalt and Jim Kouf, they discuss the series mythology, Broadcast Standards, production challenges, GRIMM fandom and how far they’ve planned ahead. ASSIGNMENT X: Have you found any new sources of mythology for the episodes? DAVID GREENWALT: Boy, have we. JIM KOUF: The world’s full of it. GREENWALT: Yeah, we’re worldwide now. We’ve got a great Filipino story coming up for Reggie [Lee, who plays Sergeant Wu]. KOUF: I think it’s cool that the first couple of seasons, we were reading from the book of fairytales, and now finally, […]Read On »

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Interview: The scoop on GRIMM Season 3 from co-creators David Greenwalt and Jim Kouf – Part 1

GRIMM Season 3 key art | ©2013 NBC

In Season 3 of GRIMM, NBC on Fridays at 9 PM, quite a lot is going on with all the characters. Our hero, Portland, Oregon police detective Nick Burkhardt (David Giuntoli) is a Grimm who can recognize and, when need be, fight Wesen, supernatural beings who conceal their true identities behind a human appearance. Nick started the season as a zombie and killed a man in a bar fight before being restored to normal. Nick’s girlfriend Juliette (Bitsie Tulloch) and his police partner Hank (Russell Hornsby) now know Nick is a Grimm. Nick’s wolflike Wesen friend Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell) […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: The GRIMM realities for actor Reggie Lee

Reggie Lee and David Giuntoli in GRIMM - Season 2 | ©2013 NBC/Michael Muller

At this point on GRIMM, now in its third season Fridays at 9 PM on NBC, almost all the main characters know that Portland,Oregon police detective Nick Burkhardt (David Giuntoli) is a Grimm. A Grimm is someone who can see (and if need be fight) Wesen, supernatural beings who can appear to be and live as humans, but who also have animalistic forms and idiosyncratic social structures. By now, Nick’s girlfriend Juliet (Bitsy Tulloch knows), Nick’s police partner (Russell Hornsby) knows, Nick’s part-Wesen police captain (Sasha Roiz knows) and Nick’s best friend, werewolf-like Wesen Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell), knows. EvenMonroe’s […]Read On »

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TV Review: GRIMM – Season 3 – “The Ungrateful Dead” – Season Premiere

David Giuntoli as Nick Burkhardt, Bree Turner as Rosalee; (l-r) Russell Hornsby as Hank Griffin, Reggie Lee as Sgt. Wu, Sasha Roiz as Cpt. Renard, Bitsie Tulloch as Juliette Silverton, Silas Weir Mitchell as Monroe in GRIMM - Season 2 | ©2013 NBC/Michael Muller

Stars: David Giuntoli, Russell Hornsby, Bitsie Tulloch, Silas Weir Mitchell, Sasha Roiz, Reggie Lee, Bree Turner, Claire Coffee, Shohreh Agdashloo, James Frain, Reg. E. Cathey Writers: Jim Kouf & David Greenwalt, series created by Stephen Carpenter and David Greenwalt & Jim Kouf Director: Norberto Barba Network: NBC, Fridays @ 9 PM Original Airdate: October 25, 2013 Season 2 of GRIMM ended on a cliffhanger, with our hero, Nick the Grimm (David Giuntoli) zombified and put in a coffin by Baron Samedi (Reg E. Cathey), and Juliette (Bitsie Tulloch), Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell) and Rosalee (Bree Turner) trapped by running zombies […]Read On »

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