PROVEN INNOCENT: Executive producer Danny Strong on his new legal thriller series – Exclusive Interview

Director Danny Strong and actor Nicholas Hoult in REBEL IN THE RYE | ©2017 IFC

In Fox’s legal drama PROVEN INNOCENT, now in its first season Friday nights, a legal team in Chicago works to exonerate wrongfully convicted defendants. Among the lawyers is Madeline Scott (Rachelle Lefevre), who herself was wrongfully convicted and imprisoned for ten years for the murder of her best friend, Rosemary Lynch (Casey Tutton). While she takes on other cases, Madeline is still trying to get to the truth of Rosemary’s death. It doesn’t help that Chicago district attorney Gore Bellows (Kelsey Grammer), running for re-election, still thinks Madeline is guilty. David Elliot created PROVEN INNOCENT, and worked with executive producers […]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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Movie Review: LEGENDS OF OZ: DOROTHY’S RETURN

LEGENDS OF OZ movie poster | ©2014 Clarius Entertainment

Rating: PG Stars (voices): Lea Michele, Dan Aykroyd, Kelsey Grammer, Jim Belushi, Martin Short, Oliver Platt, Bernadette Peters, Hugh Dancy, Megan Hilty Writers: Randi Barnes and Adam Balsam, based on the book DOROTHY OF OZ by Roger Stanton Baum, based on THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ by L. Frank Baum Directors: Daniel St. Pierre and Will Finn Distributor: Clarius Entertainment Release Date: May 9, 2014 If your only exposure to Oz has been the 1939 MGM musical, you’ve missed the terrific children’s book that inspired it, THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ by L. Frank Baum. Baum wrote twelve-and-a-half more Oz […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: BLACK SAILS star Mark Ryan chats about stunts and violence – Part 3

Mark Ryan (Gates) in BLACK SAILS - Season 1 | ©2014 Starz

In Part 3 of our exclusive interview with Mark Ryan, who plays the quartermaster Mr.Gates on Starz’s new pirate drama BLACK SAILS, he discusses the show’s blend of invention and history, his upcoming autobiography and the new golden age of television. AX: In terms of the violence in BLACK SAILS, did you guys have a sword master? As someone who has been a sword master – on KING ARTHUR and Bob Anderson’s assistant on FIRST KNIGHT – did you get to do any swordfighting? MARK RYAN: There was a stunt team that did most of the swordfights. I would have […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Farhad Safinia on Season 2 of BOSS

BOSS - Season 2 | ©2012 Starz

In BOSS, now in its second season Friday nights at 9 PM on Starz, Kelsey Grammer stars as fictional Chicago Mayor Tom Kane, a politician of such ferocity that he makes Rod Blagojevich look like a bake sale coordinator. Kane’s problems include estrangement from both his wife (Connie Nielsen) and daughter (Hannah Ware), treacherous former allies and a debilitating disease that is affecting his mental faculties. Kane would like to do something of value with his legacy, but facing corruption from both outside and within himself, this may not be possible. BOSS creator and show runner Farhad Safinia previously wrote […]Read On »

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GAME OF THRONES: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON on Blu-ray Highlights this week in DVD and BD releases

GAME OF THRONES SEASON 1 | (c) 2012 HBO Home Video

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: SILENT HOUSE – The best thing that can be said about SILENT HOUSE is that it continues what appears will be a nice little career for Elizabeth Olsen (sister to the Olsen twins from FULL HOUSE). Hopefully she continues to take interesting roles that will challenge her. […]Read On »

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