Movie Review: BLADE RUNNER 2049

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Rating: R Stars: Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Robin Wright, Mackenzie Davis, Carla Juri, Lennie James, Dave Bautista, Jared Leto Writers: Hampton Fancher and Michael Green, story by Hampton Fancher, based on characters from the novel DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP? By Philip K. Dick Director: Denis Villeneuve Distributor: Warner Bros/Columbia Pictures Release Date: October 6, 2017 BLADE RUNNER 2049 is set thirty years after the events of the original 1982 BLADE RUNNER. It is a sequel that honors and expands on its predecessor. Directed by Ridley Scott from a screenplay by Hampton Fancher and […]Read On »

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Movie Review: GET ON UP

GET ON UP | © 2014 Universal Pictures

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Chadwick Boseman, Nelsan Ellis, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Dan Aykroyd Writers: Jez Butterworth & John-Henry Butterworth, story by Steven Baigelman and Jez Butterworth & John-Henry Butterworth Director: Tate Taylor Distributor: Universal Pictures Release Date: August 1, 2014 The late soul singer/entertainer James Brown was known as “the hardest-working man in show business” and the biographical drama with music GET ON UP shows us why in detail. It is also consistently entertaining and intermittently moving, but by the end, we realize that it hasn’t been all that illuminating. We see Brown’s traumatic childhood, which suggests the adult Brown […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: LOW WINTER SUN star Lennie James walks the beat

Lennie James in LOW WINTER SUN - Season 1 | ©2013 AMC/Frank Ockenfels 3

In AMC’s LOW WINTER SUN, Sundays at 10 PM, Lennie James plays Detroit police detective Joe Geddes, who persuades fellow homicide investigator Frank Agnew (Mark Strong) to help murder Joe’s detective partner. An attempt to make the death look like a suicide backfires, and there turns out to be a second dead body in the trunk of the victim’s car. Frank is assigned to solve the murder he and Joe committed, while Joe is under the scrutiny of Internal Affairs. While not nearly so deadly, there’s a bit of behind-the-scenes meta as well. LOW WINTER SUN was originally a three-hour […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: The scoop on LOW WINTER SUN from show runner Chris Mundy

Chris Mundy from LOW WINTER SUN - Season 1 | ©2013AMC/Frank Ockenfels

AMC’s new series LOW WINTER SUN, Sundays at 10 PM, is based on the 2006 British miniseries of the same name.Detroit homicide detective Frank Agnew (Mark Strong, reprising his role from the original, which took place in Scotland) is persuaded by fellow detective Joe Geddes (Lennie James) to help Joe murder his corrupt partner and make it look like a suicide. However, things start to unravel quickly. First, there’s a body in the trunk of the dead partner’s car, second, it turns out that Joe and the deceased are both under investigation by Internal Affairs, and third, Frank is assigned […]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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Movie Review: THE NEXT THREE DAYS

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THE NEXT THREE DAYS is an English-language remake, apparently quite faithful, of the French thriller POUR ELLE. In the new version, scripted and directed by Paul Haggis (CRASH), Russell Crowe plays a husband so devoted that, when it looks like his wife is going to spend the rest of her life in prison, he decides to break her out and flee the country, even though he has no previous criminal expertise whatsoever. This last is the most prominent of the several plot engines propelling THE NEXT THREE DAYS. Most movies about something as large-scale as a prison breakout have at […]Read On »

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TV Review: THE WALKING DEAD – SEASON 1 – “Days Gone By” – Season Premiere

© 2010 AMC | Zombies in THE WALKING DEAD - SEASON ONE - "Days Gone By"

Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden, Lennie James, Emma Bell, Jeffrey DeMunn Writer: Frank Darabont based on the graphic novel by Robert Kirkman Director: Frank Darabont Network: AMC, airs Sunday nights Original Telecast: October 31, 2010 Forgive me for my obvious lack of judgment, but ten years ago, I had a conversation with someone about how zombies were not mainstream enough and no studio would even consider releasing a zombie movie as a major release. How wrong was I? From the uber-successful DAWN OF THE DEAD remake, the RESIDENT EVIL franchise,  28 DAYS LATER and so […]Read On »

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