Blu-ray and DVD reviews this week – September 29, 2015

AVENGERS AGE OF ULTRON | © 2015 Disney 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: MARVEL’S AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON 2 – As amusing as it is that critics disliked AVENGERS 2, it is still a very good superhero movie from top to bottom that does a good job of delivering the action and building toward other plotlines for other movies. Some […]Read On »

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Movie Review: BLACK MASS

BLACK MASS movie poster | ©2015 Warner Bros.

Rating: R Stars: Johnny Depp, Joel Edgerton, Benedict Cumberbatch, Dakota Johnson, Kevin Bacon, Corey Stoll, Julianne Nicholson, Jesse Plemons, Rory Cochrane, W. Earl Brown Writers: Mark Mallouk and Jez Butterworth, based on the book by Dick Lehr and Gerald O’Neill Director: Scott Cooper Distributor: Warner Bros. Release Date: September 18, 2015 James “Whitey” Bulger was an infamous figure for decades and the story of his rise and fall seems even more likely fodder than most for a cinematic biopic. Not only was Bulger the head of a South Boston mob for decades, but his younger brother became a powerful state […]Read On »

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WAYWARD PINES: Matt Dillon searches for answers in new Fox series – Exclusive Interview

Matt Dillon in WAYWARD PINES - Season 1 | ©2015 Fox/Frank Ockenfels

In Fox Network’s limited series WAYWARD PINES, Thursdays at 9 PM, the deceptively pleasant-looking small Idaho town has a lot of secrets, one big one being that nobody is allowed to leave. Executive-produced by M. Night Shyamalan, who directed the premiere, and developed for television Chad Hodge from the novels by Blake Crouch, WAYWARD PINES focuses on U.S. Secret Service Agent Ethan Burke, played by Matt Dillon. Ethan awakens from a car crash in Wayward Pines, where he is lied to and held captive. When he gets a measure of freedom, Ethan finds his partner Kate Hewson (Carla Gugino), who […]Read On »

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THE FOLLOWING star Shawn Ashmore Talks Season 3 – exclusive interview

Shawn Ashmore stars as Mike in Season 3 of THE FOLLOWING | © 2015 Giovanni Rufino/FOX

It’s easy to feel for FBI Special Agent Mike Weston, the character Shawn Ashmore plays on Fox’s THE FOLLOWING, now in its third season, Mondays at 9 PM. Mike has been tortured, taunted, at one point abandoned by his mentor, fellow agent Ryan Hardy (Kevin Bacon), seen his own father murdered on camera and been antagonized into breaking the law and killing one of the people responsible (which Ryan helped cover up). Ashmore, who plays Bobby Drake aka Iceman in the X-MEN feature film series, does his best to talk about THE FOLLOWING without giving away too much. At a […]Read On »

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THE FOLLOWING Scoop on Season 3 – exclusive interview

Ryan Hardy (Kevin Bacon) investigates a crime scene in the season premiere of THE FOLLOWING | © 2015 Giovanni Rufino/FOX

In Fox’s THE FOLLOWING, returning Mondays at 9 PM on March 2, Kevin Bacon’s FBI Agent Ryan Hardy has spent two seasons chasing James Purefoy’s serial killer Joe Carroll at great personal cost. In the series created by Kevin Williamson, Carroll has his own obsession with Hardy, especially because Hardy became involved with Joe’s ex-wife Claire (Natalie Zea). At the end of Season 2, Ryan finally caught Joe and decided not to kill him in an effort to uphold the law and put vengeance behind him. So where are we at the beginning of Season 3? THE FOLLOWING’s current show […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Valorie Curry on THE FOLLOWING on Season 2

Valorie Curry is Emma in THE FOLLOWING - Season 2 | ©2014 Fox/Michael Lavine

THE FOLLOWING, now in its second season on Fox, Mondays at 9 PM, concerns the hunt by Kevin Bacon’s character, former FBI profiler Ryan Hardy, for serial killer Joe Carroll, played by James Purefoy. Joe isn’t just any old serial killer – he has a large and surprising following of sympathizers and fellow killers. Among their number, arguably the most ardent is Valorie Curry’s Emma Hill. Emma, as we’ve seen, is a mistress of disguise and misdirection, able to seem entirely innocent and normal while being entirely lethal. When Curry auditioned for Emma, THE FOLLOWING’s creator/executive producer Kevin Williamson says […]Read On »

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Interview: Kevin Williamson chats THE FOLLOWING Season 2

Shawn Ashmore, Kevin Bacon, Connie Nielsen, Valorie Curry, Sam Underwood and James Purefoy in THE FOLLOWING - Season 2 - "Resurrection" | ©2014 Fox/Frank Ockenfels

On Fox’s THE FOLLOWING, now in its second season Monday nights at 9 PM, it’s a year after the events of Season 1. Profiler Ryan Hardy (Kevin Bacon) is no longer with the FBI and he’s trying to put his life back together after tangling with serial killer/cult leader Joe Carroll (James Purefoy). Ryan is brought in to consult on what may be a new set of serial murders, unaware that Carroll is not as dead as he appeared to be after his charred remains were identified. Series creator/show runner Kevin Williamson (writer of the SCREAM films, creator of DAWSON’S […]Read On »

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Interview: Mark Strong lets the LOW WINTER SUN set

Mark Strong as Frank Agnew in LOW WINTER SUN - Season 1 | ©2013 AMC/Frank Ockenfels 3

American television frequently remakes series that originated on British television: ALL IN THE FAMILY and THE OFFICE are two of the more successful examples. The crime drama LOW WINTER SUN, set and shot in Detroit, is a remake of the 2006 series of the same name that was set in Edinburgh, Scotland. What makes LOW WINTER SUN unusual is that Mark Strong, who starred in the first version, is recreating his role as Frank Agnew for AMC’s edition, which is airing its first ten-episode season Sunday nights at 10 PM. Frank a police detective who is coerced by a colleague, […]Read On »

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Exclusive Photos from the 39th ANNUAL SATURN AWARDS PRESSROOM

Joss Whedon and Clark Gregg at the 39th Saturns Awards | ©2013 Sue Schneider

After the 39th Annual Saturn Awards arrivals while the stars and guests went into the ballroom for dinner and the award show the press headed back to the pressroom to wait for the winners and the presenters to come on back to pose with their Saturn Award. Walking through the press room was: Lara Parker, Kathryn Leigh Scott, David Womark, Zev Foreman, Danny Elfman, Katie Leclerc, Israel Broussard, Sam J. Jones, Julie Adams, Don Handfield, Ellen Green, Jeff White, Keith David, Drew Roy, Doug Jones, John Savage, Joe Kaplan, Al Kaplan, Allison Abbate, Wayne Brady, William Friedkin, Shane Black, Abigail […]Read On »

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Breaking News: THE FOLLOWING scoop on Season 2 – Comic-Con 2013

Kevin Bacon and Shawn Ashmore in THE FOLLOWING - Season 1 - "Havenport" | ©2013 Fox/Giovanni Rufino

At the press event for THE FOLLOWING, cast and crew of the show gave the lowdown about what we will see when the show returns in January of 2014 for its second season during the annual San Diego Comic-Con 2013. Shawn Ashmore, who plays Mike Weston, talked about what his character will be going through. “There’s a time jump. We pick up about a year after the events of the season 1 finale. Westin is still being affected by what happened in the first season. He lost two partners. Ryan and Mike basically tortured and executed a prisoner. So there […]Read On »

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