AMERICAN CRIME: Executive Producer Michael J. McDonald on Season 3 – Interview

Timothy Hutton in AMERICAN CRIME - Season 3 | ©2017 ABC/Eric McCandless

ABC’s AMERICAN CRIME is now in its third season on Sunday nights. Created by John Ridley, each season of AMERICAN CRIME tells an entirely different story with a repertory cast of actors (including Richard Cabral, Felicity Huffman, Timothy Hutton, Regina King, Benito Martinez and Lili Taylor) who play new characters each year. The season explores the plight of migrant farm workers and sexually abused teens in North Carolina. Michael J. McDonald has been Ridley’s producing partner for a number of years now. Currently, the pair also has the Showtime miniseries GUERRILLA, also created by Ridley, running Sunday nights. The drama, […]Read On »

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AMERICAN CRIME: Michael J. McDonald gives a behind-the-scenes look at the show – exclusive interview

Lynn Blackburn as Cammy Ross on AMERICAN CRIME | © 2016 ABC/Ryan Green

In Part 2 of our exclusive interview with Michael J. McDonald, executive producer of ABC’s award-winning AMERICAN CRIME (Wednesdays at 10 PM), he discusses the plot of the current season, which deals with an accusation of male-on-male rape among students at a prestigious high school, working with the cast, and more. AX: The character of Kevin LaCroix, the high school basketball player portrayed by Trevor Jackson, is not suspected of being part of the rape, but he’s still in a lot of trouble. Is he being penalized for being “black while in proximity” to the crime? MICHAEL J. McDONALD: He’s […]Read On »

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AMERICAN CRIME: Michael J. McDonald chats about Season 2 – exclusive interview – Pt. 1

Timothy Hutton as Russ Skokie in AMERICAN CRIME | © 2016 ABC/Ryan Green

Season 1 of ABC Network’s AMERICAN CRIME was nominated for a Best Limited Series Emmy, and took home the gold for Regina King’s Supporting Actress performance. King is back in AMERICAN CRIME Season 2, which airs Wednesdays at 10 PM, but she – like returning cast mates Timothy Hutton, Felicity Huffman, Richard Cabral, Lili Taylor and Elvis Nolasco – is playing an entirely different character this year. Unlike the first season, which dealt with a racially-charged murder investigation, AMERICAN CRIME’s second year concerns the fallout after male high school student Taylor (Connor Jessup) is apparently raped by at least one […]Read On »

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Movie Review: MAZE RUNNER: THE SCORCH TRIALS

MAZE RUNNER: THE SCORCH TRIALS movie poster | ©2015 20th Century Fox

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Dylan O’Brien, Ki Hong Lee, Kaya Scodelario, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Dexter Darden, Alexander Flores, Jacob Lofland, Rosa Salazar, Patricia Clarkson, Giancarlo Esposito, Aiden Gillen, Lili Taylor, Barry Pepper, Alan Tudyk, Nathalie Emmanuel Writer: T.S. Nowlin, based on the novel by James Dashner Director: Wes Ball Distributor: Twentieth Century Fox Release Date: September 18, 2015 To answer one burning question about MAZE RUNNER: THE SCORCH TRIALS, yes, it’s easily possible to follow what’s going on in without having seen 2014’s original THE MAZE RUNNER. To answer a second question, no, this isn’t because we get tackled with a ton […]Read On »

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TV Review: ALMOST HUMAN – Season 1 – “Simon Says”

An innocent banker gets caught in a deadly game on ALMOST HUMAN Simon Says | (c) 2014 Fox

Cast: Karl Urban, Michael Ealy, Minka Kelly, Mackenzie Crook, Lili Taylor Writers: Alison Schapker Director: Jeannot Szwarc Network: Airs Mondays on Fox @ 8 p.m. Original Telecast: Jan. 6, 2014 After the “Pilot” episode of ALMOST HUMAN, which was rich in mythology of the show and backstory about both of the main characters, the show has gone into the technology of the week routine with one bad guy after another possessing some sort of new type of technology in order to create havoc and chaos. For this show, however, it hasn’t been that bad. In fact, the one-shot episodes have […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: ALMOST HUMAN star Michael Irby on getting his jerk on

Michael Irby in ALMOST HUMAN - Season 1 | ©2013 Fox/Karen Hill

In ALMOST HUMAN the new futuristic science-fiction series from creators J.H. “Joel” Wyman and J.J. Abrams, Mondays at 8 PM on Fox, most of police detective John Kennex’s (Karl Urban) colleagues like and respect him. Kennex’s android partner Dorian (Michael Ealy) tries to improve their relationship, Kennex’s Captain Maldonado sometimes lets him overrule her and scientist/engineer Rudy Lom (Mackenzie Crook) is always willing to help. However, Michael Irby’s character, Detective Richard Paul, doesn’t really understand why everybody else thinks Kennex is so great. Irby, born in Palm Springs, California, has plenty of cop/FBI/military film and TV experience – he had […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: ALMOST HUMAN star Lili Taylor captains the new Fox sci-fi series

Lili Taylor in ALMOST HUMAN - Season 1 | ©2013 Fox/Kharen Hill

In the future according to ALMOST HUMAN, on Fox Mondays at 8 PM, every police officer will have an android partner. Detective John Kennex (Karl Urban) is different in that his new partner Dorian (Michael Ealy) is an android who has feelings. Presiding over their precinct is Captain Sandra Maldonado, played by Lili Taylor. This has been a busy year for the Illinois-born actress, who also played a possessed mother of five in the summer feature hit THE CONJURING and Gypsy matriarch Lynda Rumancek on the Netflix original series HEMLOCK GROVE. Taylor has been nominated for two Guest Actress Emmys […]Read On »

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TV Review: ALMOST HUMAN – Season 1 – “Pilot” – Season Premiere

Karl Urban stars in ALMOST HUMAN "Pilot" | (c) 2013 Liane Hentscher/FOX

Cast: Karl Urban, Michael Ealy, Minka Kelly, Lili Taylor, Mackenzie Crook Writer: J.H. Wyman Director: Brad Anderson Network: Airs on Fox, Mondays @ 8 p.m. Original Telecast: Nov. 17, 2013 ALMOST HUMAN plays very much like a modern BLADE RUNNER in a variety of ways. It is the future where man and machine are intertwined like never before. There are synthetics that exist in our daily lives – this time, however, as part of the police force rather than outlaws. Crime is at an all time high. There is a blend of cultures on the streets. The drama doesn’t play […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: THE BRIDGE star Annabeth Gish on the new FX series

Annabeth Gish in THE BRIDGE - Season 1 | ©2013 FX/Frank Ockenfels

In FX’s freshman series THE BRIDGE, Wednesday nights at 10 PM, beleaguered Juarez,Mexico police detective Marco Ruiz (Demian Bechir) teams up with emotionally damaged El Paso,Texas police detective Sonya Cross (Diane Kruger) to solve crimes that straddle the border of their two towns and nations. Besides his massive on the job troubles, Marco has gotten into hot water with his wife (Catalina Sandino Moreno) by sleeping with wealthy Texas widow Charlotte Millwright, played by Annabeth Gish.Charlotte has her own border-crossing issues, namely a tunnel on her property that leads to Juarez, with dangerous parties on both sides wanting to use […]Read On »

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Exclusive Photos from THE CONJURING Los Angeles Premiere

Vera Farmiga at the premiere of THE CONJURING | ©2013 Sue Schneider

Warner Bros. Pictures held the Los Angeles Premiere of THE CONJURING, a New Line Cinema Film, Safran Company/Evergreen Group Production of a James Wan Film on July 15th at the Cinerama Dome. THE CONJURING is based on a true story of the Perron Family who lived in a secluded farmhouse, which was terrorized by a dark force. The story tells the tale of how world-renowned paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren were called upon to help this family. Walking the carpet were the stars of the film, which included: Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Lili Taylor, Ron Livingston, Mackenzie Foy, Joey […]Read On »

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