AMERICAN RUST: Actor Mark Pellegrino on new Showtime drama – Exclusive Interview – Part 1

Mark Pellegrino as Virgil Poe in AMERICAN RUST - Season 1 | ©2021 Matthias Clamer/Showtime

AMERICAN RUST was developed for television by Dan Futterman from Philipp Meyer’s novel. The Showtime limited series, airing Sunday nights, is set in the fictional small town of Buell, Pennsylvania, and concerns the widespread fallout from a murder. The prime suspect in the murder is Billy Poe (Alex Neustaedter), a young man who has stayed in Buell despite the offer of a college football scholarship. Billy’s parents are no longer together, but still hook up once in a while. Billy’s mother Grace (Maura Tierney) is involved with Buell Sheriff Del Harris (Jeff Daniels). Mark Pellegrino plays Billy’s father, Virgil Poe, […]Read On »

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Movie Review: THE FIFTH ESTATE

THE FIFTH ESTATE movie poster | ©2013 Touchstone Pictures

Rating: R Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Daniel Bruhl, Alicia Vikander, Anthony Mackie, Peter Capaldi, David Thewlis, Laura Linney, Stanley Tucci, Carice Van Houten, Alexander Siddig Writer: Josh Singer, based on the books INSIDE WIKILEAKS: MY TIME WITH JULIAN ASSANGE AT THE WORLD’S MOST DANGEROUS WEBSITE by Daniel Domscheit-Berg and WIKILEAKS: INSIDE JULIAN ASSANGE’S WAR ON SECRECY by David Leigh & Luke Harding Director: Bill Condon Distributor: Walt Disney/Touchstone Pictures Release Date: October 18, 2013 Whenever there’s a film where the action is largely propelled by what’s happening via computers, the fear is that we’re mostly going to be watching people typing. […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Oliver Platt on THE BIG C HEREAFTER

Laura Linney and Oliver Platt in THE BIG C HEREAFTER | ©2013 Showtime/David M. Russell

In Showtime’s dark comedy THE BIG C, created by Darlene Hunt, Laura Linney’s Cathy Jamison has been coping in every possible way – humorously, emotionally, fighting, raging, accepting – with terminal cancer. The fourth mini-season, consisting of four episodes in an arc entitled THE BIG C: HEREAFTER, concludes in the series finale Monday May 20, with Cathy reaching the end of her journey with her husband Paul (Oliver Platt) Platt has played Cathy’s sometimes self-centered but ultimately loving husband Paul through the series’ four years. Platt is a Canadian native who, as the son of a diplomat, traveled extensively in […]Read On »

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Movie Review: HYDE PARK ON HUDSON

HYDE PARK ON THE HUDSON movie poster | ©2012 Focus Features

Rating: R Stars: Bill Murray, Laura Linney, Samuel West, Olivia Colman, Elizabeth Marvel, Eleanor Bron, Olivia Williams, Elizabeth Wilson Writer: Richard Nelson Director: Roger Michell Distributor: Focus Features Release Date: December 7, 2012 HYDE PARK ON HUDSON is the name of a real place, the country home in upstate New York where President Franklin Delano Roosevelt lived with his mother when he wasn’t in Washington, D.C. It’s pure coincidence that there’s another famous Hyde in the public consciousness – as in DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE – but this movie has a sense of that second Hyde’s schizophrenia. When HYDE […]Read On »

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TCA 2012 News: Showtime talks THE BIG C and how they will conclude the cancer comedy starring Laura Linney

THE BIG C THE COMPLETE SEASON SEASON | (c) 2012 Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Even though the Laura Linney cancer comedy THE BIG C has last three seasons on Showtime, it was announced at the Showtime TCA 2012 Press Tour that the series will be wrapping up with a “special run” season. “We are moving toward the conclusion of THE BIG C with a special limited run series consisting of four one-hour installments,” says Showtime President David Nevins. “This show has always required a delicate touch and I can’t think of three more talented and skillful people than Darlene Hunt, Jenny Bicks and the brilliant Laura Linney to handle this tricky subject matter. From […]Read On »

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UNDERWORLD: AWAKENING leads the new releases on Blu-ray and DVD this week

UNDERWORLD AWAKENING | (c) 2012 Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

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 UNDERWORLD: AWAKENING – I’m just glad to see Kate Beckinsale in full body spandex again, who cares how good the movie is or isn’t. OK, that’s not true, well at least not partially true – it is awesome to see her again in spandex. After the so-called […]Read On »

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