Exclusive Interview: Frank Darabont inhabits MOB CITY

MOB CITY poster art | ©2013 TNT

MOB CITY, TNT’s original series that will run in three two-hour blocks on Wednesdays, Dec. 4, 11 and 18, depicts the battle between the Los Angeles Police Department and organized crime that raged through the Forties, mixing real historical figures like LAPD Chief William Parker (Neil McDonough) and gangsters Bugsy Siegel (Ed Burns) and Mickey Cohen (Jeremy Luke) with fictional personages including Detective Joe Teague (Jon Bernthal), mob associate Syd Rothman (Robert Knepper) and mysterious object of desire Jasmine Fontaine (Alexa Davalos). Writer/director/producer Frank Darabont, who brought the first season of THE WALKING DEAD to television (his feature credits include […]Read On »

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Blu-ray Review: THE WALKING DEAD – THE COMPLETE THIRD SEASON

THE WALKING DEAD - THE COMPLETE THIRD SEASON Blu-ray | ©2013 AMC

Stars: Andrew Lincoln, David Morrissey, Laurie Holden, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Chandler Riggs, Danai Gurira, Michael Rooker, Melissa Suzanne McBride, Scott Wilson, Emily Kinney, Dallas Roberts Distributor: Anchor Bay Entertainment Suggested Retail Price: $79.99 With the showrunner turnover at THE WALKING DEAD occurring practically every season, you would think the series would suffer creatively and tonally, but as Season 3 of the AMC series proved, the story is compelling and strong enough to withstand occasional creative disruptions. THE WALKING DEAD: THE COMPLETE THIRD SEASON compiles all 16 episodes from the shocking arc that pitted Rick (Andrew Lincoln) and […]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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Exclusive Photos from THE 39th ANNUAL SATURN AWARDS

J. August Richards, Amy Acker and Joss Whedon at the 39th Saturns Awards | ©2013 Sue Schneider

The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films recently held the 39th Annual Saturn Awards at The Castaway Starlight Ballroom in Burbank. It was a beautiful day and night high in the hills of Burbank. This award show is not televised, and honors a genre that the main award shows generally overlook. The host for the awards was Lance Reddick (FRINGE) and the awards were dedicated to Ray Harryhausen, who passed away May 7, 2013.  Richard Matheson who was to receive The Visionary Award this night, also passed away June 23, 2013. Jonathan Frakes who was being honored with […]Read On »

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TV Review: THE WALKING DEAD – Season 3 – “Welcome to the Tombs” – Season Finale

David Morrissey in THE WALKING DEAD - Season 3 - "Welcome to the Tombs" | ©2013 AMC/Gene Page

Stars: Andrew Lincoln, David Morrissey, Laurie Holden, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Chandler Riggs, Danai Gurira, Michael Rooker, Melissa Suzanne McBride, Scott Wilson, Emily Kinney, Dallas Roberts Writer: Glen Mazzara Director: Ernest Dickerson Network: AMC, airs Sunday nights  Original Telecast: March 31, 2013 It goes without saying, if you’re reading this review of THE WALKING DEAD Season 3 finale, then you’ve either seen the episode or you’re wanting to spoil all its secrets. So be warned, MASSIVE SPOILER ALERTS! Can we be any clearer? With “Welcome to the Tombs,” THE WALKING DEAD wraps up the Woodbury arc is glorious fashion. While […]Read On »

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TV Review: THE WALKING DEAD – Season 3 – “This Sorrowful Life”

Steven Yeun and Lauren Cohan in THE WALKING DEAD - Season 3 - "This Sorrowful Life" | ©2013 AMC/Gene Page

Stars: Andrew Lincoln, David Morrissey, Laurie Holden, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Chandler Riggs, Danai Gurira, Michael Rooker, Melissa Suzanne McBride, Scott Wilson, Emily Kinney, Dallas Roberts Writer: Scott M. Gimple Director: Greg Nicotero Network: AMC, airs Sunday nights  Original Telecast: March 24, 2013 Well, THE WALKING DEAD does it once again. It manages to take a very important death and totally make it worth it, while making it heart-wrenching and heart-felt all in one. “This Sorrowful Life” is a superb episode written by Scott M. Gimple (who takes over as showrunner from Glen Mazzara next season) and directed by co-executive […]Read On »

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TV Review: THE WALKING DEAD – Season 3 – “Prey”

Laurie Holden in THE WALKING DEAD - Season 3 - "Prey" | ©2013 AMC/Gene Page

Stars: Andrew Lincoln, David Morrissey, Laurie Holden, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Chandler Riggs, Danai Gurira, Michael Rooker, Melissa Suzanne McBride, Scott Wilson, Emily Kinney, Dallas Roberts Writer: Glen Mazzara, Evan Reilly Director: Stefan Schwartz Network: AMC, airs Sunday nights  Original Telecast: March 17, 2013 As THE WALKING DEAD enters the home stretch for Season 3, the series continues down its path in remaking the Governor (David Morrissey) into the horrible, villainous creation he is in the Robert Kirkman comics. Sure some of the signposts are different, but the direction is definitely familiar. “Prey” is one of those episodes that spends […]Read On »

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Exclusive Photos from THE WALKING DEAD at the 30th Annual PaleyFest

Andrew Lincoln at the 30th Annual PaleyFest: The William S. Paley Television Festival presents a night with THE WALKING DEAD | ©2013 Sue Schneider

The Paley Center for Media presented opening night of the 30th Annual PaleyFest: The William S. Paley Television Festival on March 1st..  The hit television show THE WALKING DEAD opened the festival. The PaleyFest is an annual event and each year showcases top current television shows, and shows from the past. Attending the event are the casts and creators of the shows. After going through the press tent getting their pictures taken and talking to the numerous electronic press, they are escorted into the theatre. For the last couple of years the PaleyFest has been held at the Saban Theatre […]Read On »

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TV Review: THE WALKING DEAD – Season 3 – “The Suicide King” – Mid-Season Premiere

THE WALKING DEAD - Season 3 - midseason poster | ©2013 AMC

Stars: Andrew  Lincoln, David Morrissey, Laurie Holden, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Chandler Riggs, Danai Gurira, Michael Rooker, Melissa Suzanne McBride, Scott Wilson, Emily Kinney, Dallas Roberts, Lew Temple, Chad Coleman  Writer: Evan Reilly Director: Lesli Linka Glatter Network: AMC, airs Sunday nights  Original Telecast: February 10, 2013 In the ninth episode and mid-season premiere of THE WALKING DEAD Season 3, “The Suicide King,” Rick (Andrew Lincoln) and company interrupt a Woodbury arena battle between Merle (Michael Rooker) and Daryl (Norman Reedus)…but where do Merle’s loyalties really lie…or Daryl’s? And as Andrea (Laurie Holden) finds herself stepping up to draw a […]Read On »

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TV Review: THE WALKING DEAD – Season 3 – “Hounded”

Norman Reedus and Melissa Suzanne McBride in THE WALKING DEAD - Season 3 - "Hounded" | ©2012 AMC/Blake Tyers

Stars: Andrew Lincoln, David Morrissey, Laurie Holden, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Chandler Riggs, Danai Gurira, Michael Rooker, Scott Wilson, Emily Kinney, Dallas Roberts, Lew Temple  Writer: Scott M. Gimple Director: Dan Attias Network: AMC, airs Sunday nights  Original Telecast: November 18, 2012 In the sixth episode of THE WALKING DEAD Season 3, “Hounded,” Michonne (Danai Gurira) begins a one-woman war on Woodbury while Andrea (Laurie Holden) wants to become a contributor to the community. But she soon finds that although she condemned the Governor’s (David Morrissey) brand of entertainment, bloodlust may be something she shares in common with the fighters in the arena. […]Read On »

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