ARROW and FLASH showrunner Marc Guggenheim gives midseason scoop – interview

Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen in ARROW | © 2015 Cate Cameron/The CW

Marc Guggenheim, an executive producer/show runner on the CW’s ARROW, Wednesdays at 9 PM, and its spin-off THE FLASH, Tuesdays at 8 PM, is very happy. Not only have both series been picked up for next season – it will be ARROW’s fourth and THE FLASH’s second – but the network has put together an impressive display of costumes from both D.C. Comics-derived series for the Television Critics Association. THE FLASH, a DC Comics title, was born for television in the generation within episodes of ARROW (itself derived from DC Comics’ GREEN ARROW), introducing super-fast Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) to […]Read On »

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Exclusive Photos from the JACK AND JILL World Premiere

Katie Holmes at the World Premiere of JACK AND JILL | ©2011 Sue Schneider

Recently Columbia Pictures held the World Premiere of JACK AND JILL at the Regency Village Theatre in Westwood. Since JACK AND JILL is about a twin brother and sister (portrayed by Adam Sandler), there were lots of twins that walked the red carpet from young to old. Seen walking the carpet were the stars of the film, which included: Adam Sandler (who is also theProducer/Screenwriter), Al Pacino, Katie Holmes, Allen Covert (also Executive Producer), Rohan Chand, Elodie Tougne, David Spade, Steve Koren (Screenwriter/Executive Producer), Gary Valentine, Billy Blanks, Michael Irvin, Bill Romanowski, Jordan and Justin Fagundes, Dennis Dugan (Director) and […]Read On »

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Movie Review: DON’T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK

DON'T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK movie poster | ©2011 Film District/Miramax

Rating: R Stars: Katie Holmes, Guy Pearce, Bailee Madison, Jack Thompson Writers:  Guillermo Del Toro & Matthew Robbins, based on the original teleplay by Nigel McKeand Director: Troy Nixey Distributor: FilmDistrict/Miramax Release Date: August 26, 2011 Audiences of a certain age have at least vague memories of the original 1973 TV movie DON’T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK, written by Nigel McKeand, which featured Kim Darby as a young woman using the flash cubes on a Polaroid camera to combat evil, light-fearing creatures that lived in the chimney and under the fireplace of an old house. The new feature film […]Read On »

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Interview: DON’T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK star Guy Pearce sees the light

Guy Pearce in DONT BE AFRAID OF THE DARK | ©2011 Film District

In the new horror film DON’T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK, produced and co-written by Guillermo del Toro (with Matthew Robbins) and directed by Troy Nixey, Guy Pearce plays a father whose young daughter (Bailee Madison) is sent to live with him and his new girlfriend (Katie Holmes) in his creepy old house infected by little creatures living in the walls. The film is actually a remake of a classic made-for-TV movie penned by Nigel McKeand – a now classic film that many (including Del Toro) remember fondly for all the nightmares it provided. However, Pearce admits he “knew it […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: THE KENNEDYS director Jon Cassar delves beyond the controversial new Reelz Channel mini-series – Part 2

Greg Kinnear in THE KENNEDYS | ©2011 Zak Cassar/Reelz Channel

When History Channel greenlit the ambitious THE KENNEDYS mini-series, controversy was expected, but nothing like the kind that stirred up when that cable network decided to drop the project entirely earlier this year. After being shopped to various networks, Reelz Channel ultimately acquired the eight-episode mini-series. Episode Three airs tonight on Reelz and the remaining episodes air nightly throughout the rest of the week. Written by Stephen Kronish, executive produced by former 24 co-creator Joel Surnow and directed by longtime 24 director Jon Cassar, the project follows the life of the Kennedys throughout the 1960s and features Greg Kinnear as […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: THE KENNEDYS director Jon Cassar reveals the truth about the controversial new Reelz Channel mini-series – Part 1

Greg Kinnear in THE KENNEDYS | ©2011 Zak Cassar/Reelz Channel

When History Channel greenlit the ambitious THE KENNEDYS mini-series, controversy was expected, but nothing like the kind that stirred up when that cable network decided to drop the project entirely earlier this year. After being shopped to various networks, Reelz Channel ultimately acquired the eight-episode mini-series. The premiere reairs tonight on Reelz and the remaining six episodes will shown nightly starting Tuesday. Written by Stephen Kronish, executive produced by former 24 co-creator Joel Surnow and directed by longtime 24 director Jon Cassar, the project follows the life of the Kennedys throughout the 1960s and features Greg Kinnear as John F. […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Jon Cassar talks about THE KENNEDYS mini-series being canceled by the History Channel

THE KENNEDYS mini-series poster | ©2011 Muse Distribution International

It was a big shock earlier this week when The History Channel announced they were canceling the already filmed and completed eight-part mini-series THE KENNEDYS following the lives of that important First Family. Starring Greg Kinnear as John F. Kennedy and Katie Holmes as Jackie Kennedy, it was an ambitious project hatched by former 24 co-creator Joel Surnow. While at TCA’s, ASSIGNMENT X caught up with THE KENNEDYS director Jon Cassar (also another former 24 alum) to ask him about his thoughts on the cancellation and where the mini-series goes from here to secure a U.S. network. ASSIGNMENT X: Can […]Read On »

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