Movie Review: INSIDIOUS: THE LAST KEY

INSIDIOUS THE LAST KEY movie poster | ©2017 Universal Pictures

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Lin Shaye, Angus Sampson, Leigh Whannell, Caitlin Gerard, Spencer Locke, Rob Stewart, Kirk Acevedo, Ava Kolker, Pierce Pope Writer: Leigh Whannell, based on characters created by Leigh Whannell Director: Adam Robitel Distributor: Universal Pictures Release Date: January 5, 2018 INSIDIOUS: THE LAST KEY is the fourth film in the INSIDIOUS series, following the effectively scary 2010 original, the retcon-happy 2013 sequel and the decent 2015 prequel. In the manner of STAR WARS chronology, INSIDIOUS: THE LAST KEY is set after the events of INSIDIOUS 3 but before the first INSIDIOUS. Not to worry: even for people who haven’t […]Read On »

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12 MONKEYS: Terry Matalas talks Season 2 – exclusive interview

Aaron Stanford as Cole in 12 MONKEYS | © 2016 Steve Wilkie/SyFy

12 MONKEYS, now in its second season Monday nights on Syfy Channel, is based loosely on the 1995 film. In both, a man named James Cole (played by Aaron Stanford in the series, Bruce Willis in the movie) travels from the near future to the past. The difference is that in the 12 MONKEYS TV version, Cole is here to prevent rather than merely observe a viral outbreak that devastates the human species. Cole finds an ally in 2015, Dr. Cassandra Railly (Amanda Schull). However, as they travel to past, future and present, Cole and Railly find themselves susceptible to […]Read On »

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12 MONKEYS star Kirk Acevedo talks time travel – exclusive interview

Kirk Acevedo as Ramse in the SyFy series 12 MONKEYS | © 2015 Ben Mark Holzberg/Syfy

In Syfy’s Friday-night 12 MONKEYS, adapted from the 1995 Terry Gilliam film, which was in turn adapted from the French short LA JETEE, the human race is almost wiped out by a virus in 2015. In 2040, James Cole (Aaron Stanford) is sent back to 2015 to try to change history. Cole and Jose Ramse, played by Kirk Acevedo, start out as best friends in 2040, but as Jose realizes that Cole’s efforts could prevent Jose’s family from existing, the relationship turns to one of enmity. Acevedo is no stranger to science-fiction and primates – last summer, he appeared as […]Read On »

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Movie Review: DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES

DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES movie poster | ©2014 20th Century Fox

Stars: Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Toby Kebbell, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Kirk Acevedo, Nick Thurston, Terry Notary, Karin Konoval, Judy Greer Writers: Mark Bomback and Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver, based on characters created by Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver, based on characters created by Paul Dehn, based on the book PLANET OF THE APES by Pierre Boulle Director: Matt Reeves Distributor: Twentieth Century Fox Release Date: July 11, 2014 By certain standards, THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT is one of the most profitable films ever made. No, it didn’t have the worldwide box office grosses of, say, TITANIC, […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Kirk Acevedo discusses the different worlds of PRIME SUSPECT and FRINGE

Kirk Acevedo and Maria Bello in PRIME SUSPECT - Season 1 | ©2011 NBC/Gavin Bond

Bronx-born actor Kirk Acevedo has spent a good portion of his performing career playing people on one side or the other of the law. After costarring as a soldier in HBO’s landmark WWII miniseries BAND OF BROTHERS, Acevedo was a series regular in 46 episodes of HBO’s prison drama OZ as inmate Miguel Alvarez. He has guest-starred on the original LAW & ORDER, LAW & ORDER: SVU and LAW & ORDER: TRIAL BY JURY. Even when he’s in genre fare, Acevedo seems to wind up in law-enforcement – he’s Fringe Division’s Charlie Francis in both universes on FRINGE. He’s also […]Read On »

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TV Review: PRIME SUSPECT – Season 1 – “Pilot” – Series Premiere

Maria Bello in PRIME SUSPECT - Season 1 | ©2011 NBC

Stars: Maria Bello, Aidan Quinn, Brian F. O’Byrne, Kirk Acevedo Writer: Alexandra Cunningham, based on the series created by Lynda LaPlante Director: Peter Berg Network: NBC, Thursdays @ 10 PM Original Telecast: September 22, 2011 Not many television police dramas, or even television non-police dramas, can live up to the legendary 1991 BBC PRIME SUSPECT. Written by Lynda LaPlante, the miniseries stars Helen Mirren as Jane Tennison, the first woman homicide detective on a small North England police detective squad, much to the displeasure of most of the men working with her, not to mention the woman-hating title character she […]Read On »

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TV Review: FRINGE – Season 3 – “Immortality”

Anna Torv in FRINGE - Season 3 - "Immortality" | ©2011 Fox /Liane Hentscher

Cast: Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, John Noble, Lance Reddick, Jasika Nicole, Kirk Acevedo Director: Brad Anderson Writers: David Wilcox, Ethan Gross Airs: Fridays on Fox Original Telecast: February 11, 2011 Bugs. I don’t think anyone really likes them other than those that have something invested scientifically. Even if you don’t mind them, you can’t really say you enjoy their presence. So having them hatch and explode from inside of you isn’t a pleasant thought at all and gives me specifically the heebie jeebies. Of course, it was FRINGE that decided to capitalize on this very subject in “Immortality” where a […]Read On »

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