Movie Review: WRATH OF MAN

WRATH OF MAN movie poster | ©2021 Miramax

Rating: R Stars: Jason Statham, Holt McCallany, Jeffrey Donovan, Joshua Hartnett, Laz Alonso, Eddie Marsan, Scott Eastwood, Andy Garcia, Rocci Williams Writers: Guy Ritchie and Marn Davies & Ivan Atkinson, based on the LE CONVOYEUR written by Nicolas Boukhrief and Eric Besnard Director: Guy Ritchie Distributor: Miramax Release Date: May 7, 2021 WRATH OF MAN is, at heart, a traditional taciturn guy gets revenge actioner. It is livened up by director/co-writer Guy Ritchie’s likewise traditional-to-him narrative technique of telling the story with multiple flashbacks. In the opening sequence, we see a Fortico Security armored truck get hijacked by a team […]Read On »

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THE MYSTERIES OF LAURA co-star Janina Gavankar talks Season 1 – exclusive interview

Janina Gavankar stars as Meredith Rose on THE MYSTERIES OF LAURA | © 2015 Eric Liebowitz/NBC

In NBC’s THE MYSTERIES OF LAURA, Wednesdays at 8 PM, Debra Messing plays the title character, an NYPD homicide detective juggling her job and a chaotic home life with uncontrollable young twin sons and an estranged husband Jake (Josh Lucas), who is also her new boss. Complicating things further is resentful fellow detective Meredith Bose, played by Janina Gavankar. Gavankar is known to TRUE BLOOD fans for her role as shape-shifter Luna Garza. The Illinois native has also appeared on ARROW as Detective McKenna Hall, THE VAMPIRE DIARIES as Tessa, THE L WORD and the Web series NIKKI & NORA, […]Read On »

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Show runner Jeff Rake reveals THE MYSTERIES OF LAURA – Exclusive Interview

Laz Alonso as Billy Soto, Debra Messing as Laura Diamond, Vincent Reina as Nicholas Diamond, Josh Lucas as Jake Broderick, Charlie Reina as Harrison Diamond, Janina Gavankar as Meredith Bose in THE MYSTERIES OF LAURA - Season 1 | ©2014 NBC/Patrick Randak

In NBC’s new series THE MYSTERIES OF LAURA, Wednesdays at 8 PM, Debra Messing stars as NYPD homicide detective Laura Diamond. Laura has her hands full – not only does she have an extraordinarily demanding job, but her estranged husband Jake (Josh Lucas) has just been put in charge of her squad room and they are raising young twin boys (Charles Reina and Vincent Reina) who give whole new meaning to bad behavior. Laura also must contend with an attractive new partner (Laz Alonso) and a disapproving, competitive colleague (Janina Gavankar). As show runner Jeff Rake – one of LAURA’s […]Read On »

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Movie Review: STRAW DOGS

STRAW DOGS movie poster | ©2011 Screen Gems

Stars: James Marsden, Kate Bosworth, Alexander Skarsgard, James Woods, Dominic Purcell, Laz Alonso, Willa Holland, Walton Goggins, Drew Powell, Rhys Coiro, Billy Lush Writer: Rod Lurie, based on the screenplay by David Zelag Goodman and Sam Peckinpah, based on the novel THE SIEGE AT TRENCHER’S FARM by Gordon Williams Director: Rod Lurie Distributor: Screen Gems Release Date: September 16, 2011 In 1971, director/co-screenwriter Sam Peckinpah made a heavily controversial splash with STRAW DOGS, an adaptation of the Gordon Williams novel THE SIEGE AT TRENCHER’S FARM. Dustin Hoffman starred as an American academician who moves to a rural village in England […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: BREAKOUT KINGS captures PRISON BREAK creators Matt Olmstead & Nick Santora

Domenick Lombardozzi, Jimmi Simpson, Malcolm Goodwin & Serinda Swan in BREAKOUT KINGS - Season 1 | ©2011 A&E

In A&E’s new scripted action drama series BREAKOUT KINGS, airing Sundays at 10 PM, two United States Marshals, played by Laz Alonso and Domenick Lombardozzi, enlist/coerce the aid of three convicts (Jimmi Simpson, Malcolm Goodwin, Serinda Ryan) in recapturing prison escapees. Matt Olmstead and Rick Santora, who worked as a team for four years on PRISON BREAK, are the creators/executive producers of BREAKOUT KINGS and talk to us about why they are returning to jail with their storytelling. ASSIGNMENT X: What is the genesis of BREAKOUT KINGS? MATT OLMSTEAD: For me on PRISON BREAK, probably year two or three, Santora […]Read On »

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TCA 2011: T-Bag (Robert Knepper) from PRISON BREAK will appear on BREAKOUT KINGS

Robert Knepper in PRISON BREAK |© 2008 Fox

One of the most exciting bits of news coming out of the Winter TCA Press tour today – Robert Knepper’s T-Bag character from PRISON BREAK will appear on A&E’s new series BREAKOUT KINGS from the producers and creator of PRISON BREAK. How cool is that? The new series features a crack team of U.S. Marshals using expert “breakout” criminals to help them capture other prisoners on the run. That’s where T-Bag figures in. “The character T-Bag breaks out of Fox River prison and our guys chase him,” confirms executive producer Nick Santora, but says don’t expect to see a PRISON […]Read On »

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