Movie Review: TOP GUN: MAVERICK

TOP GUN: MAVERICK movie poster | ©2022 Paramount Pictures

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Tom Cruise, Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, Monica Barbaro, Lewis Pullman, Val Kilmer, Glen Powell Writers: Ehren Kruger and Eric Warren Singer and Christopher McQuarrie, story by Peter Craig and Justin Marks, based on characters created by Jim Cash & Jack Epps Jr. Director: Joseph Kosinski Distributor: Paramount Pictures Release Date: May 27, 2022 TOP GUN: MAVERICK is a tough movie to evaluate in terms of quality. Exactly how one reacts to it will depend greatly on the affection, or lack thereof, that one has for the original 1986 TOP GUN. With TOP GUN: MAVERICK, we […]Read On »

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COUNTERPART: Cast talks spies from different worlds – exclusive interview

Nazanin Boniadi as Clare in COUNTERPART | © 2018 Starz

Starz’s COUNTERPART, now in its first season on Sunday nights and renewed for a second, is a combination of espionage thriller and speculative fiction. In the series created by Justin Marks, reality split in two 30 years ago. At first, the two mirrored each other, but now there are significant differences. Most people don’t know about the schism, which has its connecting point in a tunnel beneath Berlin in Germany. Those who do know are involved with either keeping the peace or trying to destroy it. Nazanin Boniadi and Sara Serraiocco (pronounced “Ser-ee-O-ko] play two very different spies from the Other […]Read On »

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COUNTERPART: Actress Olivia Williams talks secrets in her new Showtime series – exclusive interview

Olivia Williams as Emily Burton Silk in COUNTERPART | © 2018 Showtime

The premise of Starz’s Sunday-night speculative-fiction drama COUNTERPART is that, 30 years ago, reality split and created a second universe that was at the time identical to our own. Only a privileged few know about this. They are headquartered in a complex that sits above the underground tunnel in Berlin that joins the two dimensions, which have since taken different paths. Olivia Williams plays two different versions of Emily Silk. This world’s Emily is in a coma after an accident. Her devoted husband, Howard Silk (J.K. Simmons), comes to see her every night at the hospital. Howard, a low-level functionary, […]Read On »

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COUNTERPART: Justin Marks, Gary Gilbert and Jordan Horowitz chat Season 1 – Exclusive Interview

COUNTERPART Key Art Season 1 | ©2017 Starz

Starz’s new science-fiction spy drama COUNTERPART is launching its first season Sunday, January 21, but the series has already been picked up for Season 2. Created by Justin Marks (writer of the 2016 remake of THE JUNGLE BOOK), COUNTERPART introduces us to Howard Silk, played by J.K. Simmons. Howard has spent the last thirty years working for a multinational company in Berlin without ever knowing exactly what he, or it, is doing. One day, Howard is summoned to meet his Other – and is shocked to find himself sitting across from an identical “Other” Howard Silk. It turns out that […]Read On »

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Movie Review: THE JUNGLE BOOK

THE JUNGLE BOOK (2016) movie poster | ©2016 Walt Disney Pictures

Stars: Neel Sethi, Bill Murray (voice), Ben Kingsley (voice), Idris Elba (voice), Christopher Walken (voice), Scarlett Johansson (voice), Lupita N’yong’o (voice), Giancarlo Esposito (voice) Writer: Justin Marks, based on the books by Rudyard Kipling Director: Jon Favreau Distributor: Walt Disney Pictures Release Date: April 15, 2016 For those familiar with THE JUNGLE BOOK, via the animated 1967 Disney version, any of the other multiple film adaptations, the original Rudyard Kipling books, or some combination thereof, there is something indelible about the story. Mowgli, a little boy raised by wolves in a jungle in India, is completely at home in the […]Read On »

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