Movie Review: DEATH OF ME

DEATH OF ME movie poster | ©2020 Saban Films

Rating: R Stars: Maggie Q, Alex Essoe, Luke Hemsworth, Kat Ingkarat, Kelly B. Jones Writers: Art Margolis & James Morley III and David Tish Director: Darren Lynn Bousman Distributor: Saban Films Release Date: October 2, 2020 DEATH OF ME is contemporary folk horror set on a Thai island. Christine (Maggie Q) and her travel journalist husband Neil (Luke Hemsworth) are staying at a rented house in this picturesque setting. Neil is here to do an article on the place; Christine is along for this working vacation. Christine and Neil wake up in the bedroom, covered with dirt and possibly blood. […]Read On »

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Movie Review: FANTASY ISLAND

FANTASY ISLAND movie poster | ©2020 Sony Pictures

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Michael Pena, Maggie Q, Lucy Hale, Austin Stowell, Jimmy O. Yang, Portia Doubleday, Ryan Hansen, Michael Rooker, Parisa Fitz-Henley Writers: Jeff Wadlow & Chris Roach & Jillian Jacobs, based on the TV series created by Gene Levitt Director: Jeff Wadlow Distributor: Sony/Columbia Release Date: February 14, 2020 FANTASY ISLAND spends most of its running time urging viewers to try to figure out what’s going on here. This isn’t a problem of coherence, but rather setting up a mystery of how four seemingly unconnected plot strands will come together, and how exactly the island works. Consequently, FANTASY ISLAND […]Read On »

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STALKER creator Kevin Williamson on his new CBS series – Exclusive Interview

Dylan McDermott in STALKER - Season 1 - "Phobia" | ©2014 CBS/Neil Jacobs

Kevin Williamson, who created the SCREAM franchise, DAWSON’S CREEK and THE FOLLOWING, as well as adapting THE VAMPIRE DIARIES for TV, has now brought forth STALKER. The new CBS series, Wednesdays at 10 PM, follows LAPD’s Threat Assessment Unit (based on the real LAPD Threat Management Unit), particularly Detective Beth Davis, played by Maggie Q, and her new partner Jack Larsen, portrayed by Dylan McDermott. Their job is to investigate and evaluate cases where someone is being stalked and to take the appropriate action to protect the person. Beth is initially wary of Jack, not least because Jack has followed […]Read On »

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Fall Television Preview 2014: CBS

Scott Bakula stars as the lead detective of the NCIS: NEW ORLEANS branch | © 2014 CBS

CBS is one of the big powerhouses among networks with a slew of successful shows catering to a number of different audiences. Now much of their audience seems to be the less than desired 18-49 demographic but still no one can discount that they pull in the viewers by the handfuls. Now going into the new fall season we see a number of new dramas and one new sitcom, to go along with the long in the tooth sitcoms still delivering for the network. Now, going into the 2014-2015 season, what new shows do we have to look forward to […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Shane West on SALEM and the end of NIKITA

Shane West in SALEM - Season 1 | ©2014 WGN America

Shane West is sneezing, but he explains he hasn’t picked up the cold that’s affected a lot of people in the vicinity. “Oh, no. I have a beard that’s been driving me crazy. I haven’t had a beard like this ever, I think, in my life. And it’s fine, it’s great for the role, but I’m consistently all of a sudden sneezing and my nose is scratchy always. It’s a weird thing, but it’s true.” So perhaps he’s developed an allergy to his own facial hair? West laughs and says it’s possible. “Yes. I’m allergic to everything now, even though […]Read On »

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Breaking News: DIVERGENT director Neil Burger talks his new film – Comic Con 2013

DIVERGENT | (c) 2013 Summit Entertainment

Director of the soon-to-be blockbuster, DIVERGENT, Neil Burger loved the material that he was dealing with going into production on this film. At the San Diego Comic-Con 2013, Burger credits the source material as the initial inspiration and how it appeals to not just youths but everyone. “What I liked about it was Veronica’s [Roth] book and it was wonderful to create a new world and really what I liked was a young woman’s journey,” Burger says. “What I liked was the human element. This young woman’s journey, yes it is based on a youth novel, but it is a […]Read On »

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Breaking News: DIVERGENT star Shailene Woodley Talks her new Film – Comic Con 2013

DIVERGENT

During the recent San Diego Comic-Con 2013, Shailene Woodley, star of the upcoming film DIVERGENT, talked about how becoming a huge star and dealing with the new-found fame as well as getting help from HUNGER GAMES star Jennifer Lawrence. “I did an audition for HUNGER GAMES back in the day and Jennifer Lawrence actually helped me with DIVERGENT and asked her about the experience of HUNGER GAMES and how her life has changed from going from small movies to a huge movie like HUNGER GAMES,” Woodley says. “She gave me really be beautiful advice about how it changed her life […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: NIKITA star Shane West discusses the rest of Season 2 and beyond

Shane West in NIKITA - Season 2 | ©2012 The CW/Jan Thijs

ASSIGNMENT X recently got a chance to interview Shane West  at the CW party at the Langham Huntington Hotel in Pasadena during the 2012 Winter Television Critics Association Annual Press Junket. Shane talked about his character Michael on NIKITA and what he would like to see happen if the shows continues on past Season 2 Shane, a former teen heartthrob from his role as Eli Sammler on ONCE AND AGAIN finds that playing Michael is one of the most complex characters he has ever portrayed. ASSIGNMENT X: What’s in store for your character Michael this year? SHANE WEST: I don’t […]Read On »

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Exclusive Photos from THE CW PREMIERE Party presented by Bing!

Shane West and Maggie Q at the Bing presents THE CW PREMIERE PARTY | ©2011 Sue Schneider

On September 10, Bing presented THE CW PREMIERE PARTY on the Warner Bros. Lot in Burbank, outside the Steven J. Ross Theater. Stars from new shows and returning shows to The CW walked the black carpet to pose for photos and do interviews, which included: 90210 – Shenae Grimes, Jessica Stroup, Michael Steger, Jessica Lowndes, Matt Lanter, Gillian Zinser, and Trevor Donovan. HART OF DIXIE – Rachel Bilson, Jaime King, Wilson Bethel, and Cress Williams. NIKITA – Maggie Q, Shane West, Lyndsy Fonseca, Aaron Stanford, and Melinda Clarke. RINGER – Kristoffer Polaha, Ioan Gruffudd, Nestor Carbonell, Mike Colter, Tara Summers […]Read On »

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RIO is one of the Blu-ray and DVD picks this week

RIO 3D | © 2011 Fox Home Entertainment

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 RIO – A flightless macaw thinks he’s alone in the world – the last of his kind – but when he discovers there is another and it’s a she, he goes to Rio. There he meets a host of colorful characters that show him how to live […]Read On »

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