Movie Review: THE BELKO EXPERIMENT

THE BELKO EXPERIMENT | © 2017 Orion

Rating: R Stars: John Gallagher, Tony Goldwyn, Adria Arjona, John C. McGinley, Michael Rooker, Melonie Diaz, James Earl Writer: James Gunn Director: Greg McLean Distributor: Orion Release Date: March 17, 2017 THE BELKO EXPERIMENT has a title that’s reminiscent of THE STANFORD PRISON EXPERIMENT. This may not be a coincidence, as THE BELKO EXPERIMENT plays like THE STANFORD PRISON EXPERIMENT if the latter tried steroids, then bypassed them and went straight to hemorrhagic fever. For those unfamiliar with it, 2015’s THE STANFORD PRISON EXPERIMENT, based on Dr. Philip Zimbardo’s book THE LUCIFER EFFECT, chronicles a real-life event that was supposed […]Read On »

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STAN AGAINST EVIL: Dana Gould and Janet Varney gives the scoop on Season 1 – Exclusive Interview

Janet Varney in STAN AGAINST EVIL - Season 1 | ©2016 IFC/Kim Simms

IFC’s STAN AGAINST EVIL, now available in its entirety on IFC.com and IFC on Demand, comes from people who have impeccable genre credentials. Star Janet Varney, who plays Evie Barret,new sheriff in a town beset by monsters, is the voice of Korra in THE LEGEND OF KORRA and has guest-starred on WAREHOUSE 13, as well as being a regular on YOU’RE THE WORST. STAN AGAINST EVIL creator Dana Gould was a writer/producer on THE SIMPSONS. Furthermore, Varney is a big fan of the original TRON; Gould not only can quote verbatim from the original 1972 THE NIGHT STALKER telefilm, he […]Read On »

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STAN AGAINST EVIL: John C. McGinley scrubs out EVIL – Exclusive Interview

John C. McGinley in STAN AGAINST EVIL - Season 1 | ©2016 IFC

John C. McGinley is back on series television, playing one half of the title in IFC’s new Thursday-night horror comedy STAN AGAINST EVIL, created by Dana Gould. Stan is a just-fired small-town sheriff who wants to get rid of the demons and dead witches plaguing the place so that he can get back to being grouchy in his own home. McGinley, a native New Yorker, has an extensive Broadway career and a huge film resume that began with SWEET LIBERTY and PLATOON. On TV, he played Dr. Perry Cox for nine years on NBC’s SCRUBS. More recently, McGinley starred in […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: GROUND FLOOR star John C. McGinley is the Boss

John C. McGinley in GROUND FLOOR - Season 1 | ©2013 TBS

In TBS’s new half-hour comedy GROUND FLOOR, Thursdays at 10 PM, Brody (Skylar Astin) is an up-and-coming San Francisco broker who falls for Jennifer (Briga Heelan), who works in the building’s maintenance department. More than skyscraper floors separate them – Brody’s boss Mr. Mansfield, played by John C. McGinley, doesn’t think any of his people should be fraternizing with the help. GROUND FLOOR was co-created by Bill Lawrence and Greg Malins. Lawrence also created the NBC comedy SCRUBS, where McGinley spent eight years as acerbic Dr. Perry Cox. The actor, originally from New York City, began his bigscreen career with […]Read On »

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TV Review: GROUND FLOOR – Season 1 – “Pilot” – Series Premiere

Skylar Astin and Briga Heelan in GROUND FLOOR - Season 1 | ©2013 TBS

Stars: Skyler Astin, Briga Heelan, James Earl, Rene Gube, Alexis Knapp, John C. McGinley Writer: Bill Lawrence, Greg Malins Director:  Gail Mancuso Network: TBS, airs Thursday nights Original Telecast: November 15, 2013 The premise for GROUND FLOOR is simple. A young, rising banker Brody (Skylar Astin) spends all his time living the corporate high life, by working hard and playing very little. During an office party, he meets a charming, somewhat brash woman on the ground floor named Jennifer (Briga Heelan) who has a one stand with him. The two of them shouldn’t be together, but they have chemistry and […]Read On »

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Movie Review: 42

42 movie poster | ©2013 Warner Bros.

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Chadwick Boseman, Harrison Ford, Nicole Beharie, Christopher Meloni, Andre Holland, Max Gail, Lucas Black, Hamish Linklater, Ryan Merriman, Brad Beyer, Alan Tudyk, John C. McGinley, James Pickens Jr. Writer: Brian Helgeland Director: Brian Helgeland Distributor: Warner Bros. Release Date: April 12, 2013 Most sports films have to reach a little if they want to be more than character and/or game studies. Many of them are successful, even inspirational, stories of team spirit or friendship or romance or competitiveness, but even a film like INVICTUS, which wove the World Cup football game into the end of apartheid inSouth […]Read On »

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