BERLIN STATION: Richard Jenkins on new EPIX series – Exclusive Interview

BERLIN STATION poster | ©2016 Epix

Richard Jenkins has a long, impressive resume that include an Emmy win for his lead actor turn in OLIVE KITTRIDGE and an Oscar nomination for his supporting work in THE VISITOR. A smattering of the Illinois-born actor’s other film credits include SILVERADO, HANNAH AND HER SISTERS, WOLF, STEP BROTHERS, LET ME IN and CABIN IN THE WOODS. Jenkins is currently working for director Guillermo Del Toro in THE SHAPE OF WATER. However, until now, Jenkins has only been a regular in one series, HBO’s SIX FEET UNDER. Epix’s BERLIN STATION, which premieres Sunday, October 16, has brought Jenkins back to […]Read On »

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Interview: Elias Koteas on CHICAGO P.D. Season 1

Elias Koteas in CHICAGO P.D. - Season 1 | ©2014 NBC/Paul Drinkwater

NBC’s CHICAGO FIRE was such a hit of the 2012-2013 season that it took barely a year for it to launch a spin-off, CHICAGO P.D., Wednesday nights at 10 PM. The two series share characters and authentic Chicago locations, as well as executive producer Dick Wolf. On CHICAGO P.D., Elias Koteas plays undercover detective Alvin Olinsky, a master of blending into the background. Koteas, a native of Montreal, studied acting in New York. He had an early role as a skinhead in John Hughes’ SOME KIND OF WONDERFUL. Since then, he’s been in a number of notable feature films including […]Read On »

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TV Review: DALLAS – Season 2 Finale – “Guilt by Association” / “Legacies”

Josh Henderson and Jesse Metcalfe in Dallas - Season 2 - "Legacies" | ©2013 TNT/Van Redin

“Guilt by Association”  – written by Taylor Hamra, directed by Jesse Bochco “Legacies” – written by Cynthia Cidre & Robert Rovner, directed by Steve Robin Stars: Patrick Duffy, Brenda Strong, Linda Gray, Josh Henderson, Jesse Metcalfe, Jordana Brewster, Julie Gonzalo Network: TNT, airs Monday nights Original Telecast: April 15th,  2013 Well, they wrapped it all up on the DALLAS season two finale, but boy did they work hard to make it fit. The problem is it didn’t fit as tidily as it deserved to fit. The end of J.R.’s master plan is complete and yes from beyond the grave he […]Read On »

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TV Review: DALLAS – Season 2 – “Love and Family”

DALLAS - Season 2 - "Let Me In" | ©2013 TNT/Zade Rosenthal

Stars: Patrick Duffy, Brenda Strong, Linda Gray, Josh Henderson, Jesse Metcalfe, Jordana Brewster, Julie Gonzalo Writer: John Whelpley Director: Randy Zisk Network: TNT, airs Monday nights Original Telecast: April 8th,  2013 Deception and subversion are coming to a head on DALLAS as season two draws to an end. John Ross (Josh Henderson) finally gets Pamela (Julie Gonzalo) to believe him when he told her that her father Cliff Barnes (Ken Kercheval) is responsible for the Ewing rig explosion. She is a woman with a vendetta against her father now and she will stop at nothing to seek her revenge on […]Read On »

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TV Review: DALLAS – Season 2 – “A Call to Arms”

DALLAS - Season 2 - "A Call To Arms" | ©2013 TNT/Zade Rosenthal

Stars: Patrick Duffy, Brenda Strong, Linda Gray, Josh Henderson, Jesse Metcalfe, Jordana Brewster, Julie Gonzalo Writer: Gail Gilchriest Director: Ken Topolsky Network: TNT, airs Monday nights Original Telecast: April 8th,  2013 Sex, drugs and lies pretty much sums up this week’s DALLAS. Everyone plots, schemes and lies to get what they want. So, it makes sense when even the truth is too much for some. When John Ross (Josh Henderson) tells Pamela (Julia Gonzalo) her father was to blame for the explosion that killed her babies she hardly believes him, throwing him out. Sometimes it’s easier to live a fallacy […]Read On »

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TV Review: DALLAS – Season 2 – “Let Me In”

DALLAS - Season 2 - "Let Me In" | ©2013 TNT/Zade Rosenthal

Stars: Patrick Duffy, Brenda Strong, Linda Gray, Josh Henderson, Jesse Metcalfe, Jordana Brewster, Julie Gonzalo Writer: Aaron Allen Director: Millicent Shelton Network: TNT, airs Monday nights Original Telecast: April 1st,   2013 It’s the Ewings vs. Barnes and it is on! High voltage surrounds the Ewing family as Cliff Barnes (Ken Kercheval) hooks up with Harris Ryland (Mitch Pileggi) to take down the family. I don’t know how these people sleep at night! The stress, the tragedies, the hysteria — it’s enough to put you in a loony bin! Still, without the drama we wouldn’t have the intrigue that the show […]Read On »

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The X List: LET ME IN one of the DVD Highlights This Week

Chloe Grace Moretz in LET ME IN | ©2011 Anchor Bay

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 LET ME IN – I’m sure any horror fan has already seen the original version of this film, the Norwegian-centered LET THE RIGHT ONE IN, and you were also pretty skeptical about this U.S.-version given how awesomely kick-ass the Norwegian version is. But for once, they didn’t […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: LET ME IN director Matt Reeves takes on the dark side of adolescence

LET ME IN Blu-ray | ©2011 Anchor Bay

One of the scariest things about the horror film LET ME IN, which is about a bullied young boy Owen (Kodi Smit-McPhee) who befriends vampire girl Abby (Chloe Moretz), is that it’s a remake of the excellent Swedish film LET THE RIGHT ONE IN. To tackle such a perfect film for American audiences could have been a suicide mission for any other filmmaker. However, writer-director Matt Reeves managed to take the seeds that made the original film so perfect and translate it beautifully with LET ME IN (which hits DVD and Blu-ray his week). The CLOVERFIELD helmer spoke with ASSIGNMENT […]Read On »

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Movie Review: LET ME IN

LET ME IN teaser poster | ©2010 Overture Films

Rating: R Stars: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Chloe Grace Moretz, Richard Jenkins, Elias Koteas Writer: Matt Reeves, based on the screenplay and novel by John Ajvide Lindqvist Director: Matt Reeves Distributor: Overture Films Release Date: October 1st, 2010 Director/screenwriter Matt Reeves is fairly faithful to the story, characters and even environment in LET ME IN, his English-language version of the 2008 Swedish horror film LET THE RIGHT ONE IN. Seeing the original, it was very hard to imagine the movie being made in the U.S., and filmmaker Reeves has tilted one element of the story to make it creepier and ever so […]Read On »

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