Movie Review: LIFE

LIFE movie poster | © 2017 Sony Pictures

Rating: R Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson, Ryan Reynolds, Olga Dihovichnaya, Ariyon Bakare, Hiroyuki Sanada Writers: Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick Director: Daniel Espinosa Distributor: Columbia/Sony Release Date: March 24, 2017 The new movie LIFE has a very obvious ancestor. That would be 1979’s ALIEN. There is no shame in following in that movie’s viscera trail (this reviewer challenges anyone to come up with an exact accurate number of how many have tried), so long as it’s done well. LIFE indeed is done pretty well, though it’s got a couple of confusing action sequences and, surprisingly, no jump scares. Director […]Read On »

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Interview: HOMELAND actor Damian Lewis on Season 2 and more

Damian Lewis in HOMELAND - Season 2 - "The Choice" | ©2012 Showtime/Kent Smith

British actor Damian Lewis took home this year for Emmy for Outstanding Actor in a Drama for his portrayal of Nicholas Brody, American war hero turned secret terrorist in Season 1 of Showtime’s HOMELAND. The show also won five other Emmys, including Outstanding Drama and Outstanding Actress for Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison, the CIA agent who is onto Brody – but also carries a torch for him. In HOMELAND Season 2, now airing on Showtime Sundays at 10 PM, things have gotten even more intense. Brody is now a U.S. congressman, being groomed for higher office by U.S. Vice-President […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: HOMELAND star Damian Lewis delves into the two sides of patriotism

Damian Lewis in HOMELAND - Season 1 | ©2011 Showtime/Kent Smith

Showtime’s HOMELAND, which concludes its first season with a special ninety-minute episode this Sunday at 10 PM, has had its audience dizzy with plot twists. At first, CIA agent Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) is sure that newly-returned POW/war hero Marine Sgt. Nicholas Brody, played by Damian Lewis, has been turned into a terrorist sleeper agent during his years in captivity. Then it seems that Brody’s friend, who Brody wrongly believed he killed, is really the sleeper. But then, no, wait – for those who like their political action thriller television suspenseful and unpredictable, HOMELAND is the mother lode. London-born Lewis […]Read On »

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