THE CONNERS: John Goodman talks Season 2 – Exclusive Interview

John Goodman as Dan Conner in THE CONNERS Season 2 Key Art | ©2020 ABC/Andrew Eccles

ABC’s Tuesday-night comedy THE CONNERS, now in its second season, was born when the network canceled its 2018 revival of ROSEANNE. The original ROSEANNE had run on ABC 1988-1997. The new version brought back nearly all of the original cast in their original roles, including John Goodman’s Dan Conner – who had seemingly been killed off in the final original season of ROSEANNE. The revival explained that Dan’s “death” had simply been a plot point in a story written by his aspiring novelist wife Roseanne (Roseanne Barr). At the time, Goodman said his opinion of the crafting of Dan’s return […]Read On »

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THE CONNERS: Actress Sara Gilbert on Season 2 – Exclusive Interview

Sara Gilbert as Darlene Conner in THE CONNERS Season 2 Key Art | ©2020 ABC/Andrew Eccles

THE CONNERS, now in its second season on ABC Tuesday nights, is the spin-off/continuation of the network’s ROSEANNE. The original ROSEANNE series starred its co-creator Roseanne Barr as Roseanne Conner, a blue-collar worker, wife (to John Goodman’s Dan) and mother of three. The show ran on ABC from 1988 through 1997. In 2018, ABC brought back ROSEANNE with nearly all of its original cast as the characters twenty years older than when we last saw them. Sara Gilbert, who stars in both editions as Roseanne and Dan’s daughter Darlene, was one of the prime movers of the revival, served as […]Read On »

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THE RIGHTEOUS GEMSTONES: Creator and star Danny McBride on Season 1 – Interview

THE RIGHTEOUS GEMSTONES - Season 1 Key Art - Danny McBride | ©2019 HBO

Having taken on football in his previous series EASTBOUND & DOWN and high school office politics in VICE PRINCIPALS, both for HBO, creator/executive producer/star Danny McBride returns to the network with his new Sunday-night dark comedy THE RIGHTEOUS GEMSTONES. The Gemstones are a family running a massively financially successful evangelical ministry. Patriarch Eli Gemstone (John Goodman) is mourning the death of his wife, which doesn’t stop him from indulging in a few less-than-saintly activities. McBride plays Jesse Gemstone, one of Eli’s sons. As an actor, McBride is also known for his work in feature films including THE FOOT FIST WAY, […]Read On »

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Movie Review: ATOMIC BLONDE

ATOMIC BLONDE | © 2017 Focus Features

Rating: R Stars: Charlize Theron, James McAvoy, John Goodman, Eddie Marsan, Sofia Boutella, Toby Jones, James Faulkner, Bill Skarsgard Writer: Kurt Johnstad, based on the Oni Press graphic novel series THE COLDEST CITY by Antony Johnston and Sam Hart Director: David Leitch Distributor: Focus Features Release Date: July 28, 2017 ATOMIC BLONDE looks absolutely amazing. Director David Leitch, who comes from a stunt background and did some sequences on JOHN WICK (and is scheduled to do DEADPOOL 2) knows how to make his actors, his settings, his colors and his shapes all breathtaking from one shot to the next. There […]Read On »

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Exclusive Photos from the KONG: SKULL ISLAND Los Angeles Premiere

Tom Hiddleston at the Los Angeles Premiere of KONG: SKULL ISLAND

Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures presented the Los Angeles Premiere of KONG: SKULL ISLAND March 8, 2017 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. Closing Hollywood Boulevard down with fans lining the street and in bleachers at the beginning of the red carpet. Walking the carpet were the stars of the film, which included Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, John Goodman, Brie Larson, Tian Jing, Toby Kebbell, John Ortiz, Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, Thomas Mann, Terry Notary, Shea Whigham, Will Brittain, Eugene Cordero, Henry Jackman (Composer), Thomas Tull (Producer), and Jordan Vogt Roberts (Director). Joining the stars were guests, which […]Read On »

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Movie Review: KONG: SKULL ISLAND

KONG SKULL ISLAND | © 2017 Warner Bros

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, John Goodman, Brie Larson, John C. Reilly, Corey Hawkins, Jing Tian, Shea Whigham, Toby Kebbell, Terry Notary Writers: Dan Gilroy and Max Borenstein and Derek Connolly, story by John Gatins Director: Jordan Vogt-Roberts Distributor: Warner Bros. Release Date: March 10, 2017 If King Kong and the Viet Nam War haven’t yet merged in your mind, they will now, for at least as long as you remember KONG: SKULL ISLAND. The new movie is mostly set in 1973. This may be because this is the era closest to our own when there could […]Read On »

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Movie Review: TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION

TRANSFORMERS AGE OF EXTINCTION movie poster | ©2014 Paramount Pictures

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci, Kelsey Grammer, Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor, Titus Welliver, Sophia Myles, Bingbing Li, T.J. Miller, Peter Cullen (voice), John Goodman (voice), Ken Watanabe (voice), Robert Foxworth (voice), John DiMaggio (voice), Mark Ryan (voice), Reno Wilson (voice) Writer: Ehren Kruger Director: Michael Bay Distributor: Paramount Pictures Release Date: June 27, 2014 The fourth film in the series based on the Hasbro toys, the TV series spawned by the toys and now the three previous TRANSFORMERS movies, TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION runs 137 minutes. To be clear: there are plenty of movies that run longer and […]Read On »

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THE MONUMENTS MEN Highlights this week in Blu-ray, DVD and VOD Releases

THE MONUMENTS MEN | © 2014 Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

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: THE MONUMENTS MEN – I’m a World War II junkie and love pretty much anything Hollywood puts out in the genre. Hell, I even watch Russian movies about STALINGRAD – which was an interesting take on the bloodiest and nastiest battle of the war – just the […]Read On »

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Movie Review: THE MONUMENTS MEN

THE MONUMENTS MEN | © 2014 Columbia Pictures

Rating: PG-13 Stars: George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Jean Dujardin, Bob Balaban, Hugh Bonneville, Cate Blanchett, Dimitri Leonidas Writers: George Clooney & Grant Heslov, based on the book by Robert M. Edsel with Bret Witter Director: George Clooney Distributor: Columbia Pictures/Fox 2000 Pictures Release Date: February 7, 2014 THE MONUMENTS MEN, directed by George Clooney and scripted by Clooney and Grant Heslov from a book by Robert M. Edsel with Bret Witter, concerns a true, little-known chapter of World War II – and world art – history. Concerned by Hitler’s propensity for not just killing people but […]Read On »

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Exclusive Photos from MONSTERS UNIVERSITY World Premiere

Billy Crystal at the World Premiere and Tailgate Party of Monsters University | ©2013 Sue Schneider

Disney • Pixar held the World Premiere of MONSTERS UNIVERSITY, June 17th at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood. It was a big premiere with the blue carpet running almost the whole block from Highland to Orange closing down Hollywood Blvd., which also included a Tailgate event with games and food for the guests. As usual it was lots of press, photographers and fans. MONSTERS UNIVERSITY is the story of Mike Wazowski (voiced of Billy Crystal) when he was a little monster and he had a great dream of becoming a Scarer. Where better to learn but MONSTERS UNIVERSITY (MU). […]Read On »

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