ALMOST PARADISE: Arthur Acuna on his new WGN America series – Exclusive Interview

Arthur Acuna in ALMOST PARADISE - Season 1 | ©2020 Electric Entertainment

WGN America’s ALMOST PARADISE, in its first season on Monday nights, is the first American-made series to be both set and shot in the Philippines. Christian Kane plays ex-DEA agent Alex Walker, who thinks he’s going to live as a retiree running a gift shop on the Filipino island of Cebu. However, when local law enforcement finds out about Alex’s past, he winds up getting involved with helping solve cases. Arthur Acuňa plays Cebu police detective Ernesto Alamares. Alamares is deceptively quiet, but capable of taking down a whole gang with his feet, fists, and a couple of sticks. Acuňa, […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview with LAST MAN STANDING star Hector Elizondo

Hector Elizondo stars in LAST MAN STANDING | © 2014 ABC/CARIN BAER

Veteran actor Hector Elizondo has made his mark over the years on stage, in films and on television. He’s currently in his third year on ABC’s half-hour comedy LAST MAN STANDING, Fridays at 8 PM. In the series created by Jack Burditt, Elizondo plays Ed Alzate, who’s friends with lead Tim Allen’s Mike Baxter, an alpha male who is having trouble coming to terms with the lives of his wife and daughters. In addition to being part of virtually everything made by director Garry Marshall, native New Yorker Elizondo was in the original feature THE TAKING OF PELHAM ONE TWO […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Robert Knepper corners MOB CITY and the end of CULT

Robert Knepper in MOB CITY - Season 1 - "Banana Split" | ©2013 TNT/Doug Hyun

In MOB CITY, running on TNT in two-hour blocks Wednesdays at 9 PM, executive producer/director/writer Frank Darabont has adapted John Buntin’s book L.A. NOIR as a drama about the struggle between righteous cops, renegade officers and outright mobsters in 1940s Los Angeles. Some characters, like LAPD Chief William Parker (played by Neal McDonough) and gangsters Ben “Bugsy” Siegel (Edward Burns) and Mickey Cohen (Jeremy Luke), are historical figures. Others, including troubled police detective Joe Teague (Jon Bernthal) and female lead Jasmine Fontaine (Alexa Davalos) are Darabont’s creations. Robert Knepper’s character Syd Rothman, a hit man and lifelong friend of Siegel […]Read On »

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Blu-ray Review: THE HOWLING COLLECTOR’S EDITION

THE HOWLING Blu-ray | ©2013 Scream! Factory

Rating: R Stars: Dee Wallace, Patrick Macnee, Dennis Dugan, Christopher Stone, Belinda Belaski Writers: John Sayles and Terence H. Winkless based on the novel by Gary Bradner Director: Joe Dante Distributor: Scream! Factory Suggested Retail Price: $29.99 Release Date: June 19, 2013 While AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON gets kudos as the ground-breaking werewolf movie from 1981 (and rightfully so, because it’s a great movie), some people forget that THE HOWLING came out in 1981 and was just as ground-breaking and entertaining. The two films work in tandem as great examples of excellent genre filmmaking from two rising directors of […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: David Strathairn leads the ALPHAS

David Straithairn in ALPHAS - Season 1 | ©2011 Syfy/Justin Stephens

The title of Syfy’s  Monday night series ALPHAS refers to individuals who have a variety of unusual mental abilities. Dr. Lee Rosen, played by David Strathairn, is in charge of a team of five disparate Alphas. The U.S. government expects the Alphas to track down and combat others who are using their talents for destruction. Rosen tries to comfort and advise his charges, but he’s aware that he’s also manipulating them. Rosen is a complicated character, but fortunately, Syfy has Strathairn in the role. San Francisco native Strathairn (pronounced, says the actor, Strath-hairn) has an enormous film and television resume […]Read On »

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