Paul Weitz conducts MOZART IN THE JUNGLE for Amazon – Exclusive Interview

MOZART IN THE JUNGLE poster | ©2014 Amazon

Based on the novel by Blair Tindall, MOZART IN THE JUNGLE is a comedy/drama about the world of a New York symphony orchestra. The series, which was made by Amazon Studios for Amazon Prime, debuted on the streaming service December 23. Gael Garcia Bernal stars as the symphony’s self-assured new conductor Rodrigo, Malcolm McDowell plays irascible former conductor Thomas, Saffron Burrows portrays commanding Cynthia and Lola Kirke is young, new-to-town oboist Hailey. Paul Weitz, whose big-screen directing credits include AMERICAN PIE (with his brother Chris), ABOUT A BOY and ADMISSION, directed the MOZART pilot and has become an executive producer […]Read On »

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DVD Review: SANITARIUM

SANTARIUM poster | ©2013 RLJ Entertainment

Rating: Not Rated Stars: Malcolm McDowell, Lou Diamond Phillips, John Glover, Robert Englund, David Mazouz, Lacey Chabert, Chris Mulkey, Mayra Leal Writers: Kerry Valderrama, C.M. Bratton, Bryan Ortiz, Evan Boston, James Hartz, Scott Mercano Directors: Bryan Ramirez, Bryan Ortiz, Kerry Valderrama Distributor: RLJ Entertainment Release Date: December 31, 2013 SANITARIUM is like one of those good old grab bag horror movies that Hammer and Amicus used to make, or like a long episode of NIGHT GALLERY, with each segment having a different director and set of writers. However, as the whole project seems a collaborative venture between the directors and […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Madchen Amick casts a spell on WITCHES OF EAST END

Madchen Amick in WITCHES OF EAST END - Season 1 | ©2013 Lifetime

In Lifetime’s new series WITCHES OF EAST END, Sundays at 10 PM, Madchen Amick plays Wendy Beauchamp, one of the title characters. The playful Wendy, who has nine lives and can shapeshift into a black cat, senses danger for her more straitlaced sister Joanna (Julia Ormond). This prompts Wendy’s first visit to Joanna in a hundred years. Wendy’s arrival coincides with Joanna’s daughters Freya (Jenna Dewan-Tatum) and Ingrid (Rachel Boston) learning of their magical legacy. Amick, who originally hails from Sparks, Nevada, got her first screen role on a 1989 episode of STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION. Since then, she’s […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: FRANKLIN & BASH stars Mark-Paul Gosselaar & Breckin Meyer on Season 3

Breckin Meyer, Mark-Paul Gosselaar in FRANKLIN & BASH - Season 3 - "Gone in a Flash" | ©2013 TNT/Jennifer Clasen

In TNT’s legal dramedy FRANKLIN & BASH, which has its third-season finale on Wednesday August 14 at 9 PM, Breckin Meyer plays Jared Franklin and Mark-Paul Gosselaar plays Peter Bash. Franklin and Bash are lifelong friends and unconventional lawyers who join a “white shoe” law firm run by the likewise unorthodox Stanton Infield, portrayed by Malcolm McDowell. This year, Heather Locklear has joined the cast as more traditional lawyer Rachel King, who frequently clashes with the title characters. At a Beverly Hilton poolside party thrown by Turner for TNT, TBS and the Television Critics Association press tour, Gosselaar and Meyer are hanging out together, riffing […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Jane Seymour feels the LAKE EFFECTS

Jane Seymour in LAKE EFFECTS | ©2012 Hallmark Movie Channel

Jane Seymour is one of Hallmark Channel’s go-to stars (and sometimes producers) for its telefilms. Often, Seymour– still famous for her years as the title character on DR. QUINN, MEDICINE WOMAN – is cast in lighter fare, but this year, she starred in Hallmark’s drama LAKE EFFECTS. It aired on the network earlier this year and just came out on home video. At a press function, Seymour takes a few moments to discuss the piece, as well as her other projects as both actress and producer. ASSIGNMENT X: What is LAKE EFFECTS about? JANE SEYMOUR: LAKE EFFECTS is a mother/daughter […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: FRANKLIN & BASH star Malcolm McDowell raises the bar

Malcolm McDowell in FRANKLIN & BASH - Season 1 - "She Came Upstairs to Kill Me" | ©2011 TNT/Karen Neal

On TNT’s FRANKLIN & BASH, a new legal dramedy (airing its season finale tonight at 9 PM), the two title characters, played by Breckin Meyer and Mark-Paul Gosselaar, are free-wheeling lawyers who are recruited into an upscale legal firm by one of its senior partners, Stanton Enfeld. Enfeld, a wily, eccentric fellow, is played by legendary British actor Malcolm McDowell (A CLOCKWORK ORANGE, TIME AFTER TIME, STAR TREK: GENERATIONS, etc., etc., etc.). McDowell is as gracious as he is frequently employed. When a reporter steps up to talk with him about his new show, he includes FRANKLIN & BASH producer/director […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: FRANKLIN & BASH Kevin Falls & Jamie Tarses lay down the law

FRANKLIN & BASH - Season 1 - "Big Fish" | ©2011 TNT/Trae Patton

On TNT’s new legal dramedy FRANKLIN & BASH, Breckin Meyer plays Jared Franklin and Paul-Mark Gosselaar plays Peter Bash. The two are lifelong best friends who run their ambulance-chasing law partnership from home until they are unexpectedly recruited by Malcolm McDowell’s very upscale Stanton Infeld to bring some new blood to his stodgy but lucrative firm. Executive producers Jamie Tarses and series co-creator Kevin Falls – the other executive producers are Falls’ co-creator Bill Chais and director Jason Ensler – tell us everything it’s lawful to reveal about FRANKLIN & BASH. ASSIGNMENT X: What was the genesis of the show? […]Read On »

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TRUE BLOOD: THE COMPLETE THIRD SEASON is one of the Blu-ray and DVD picks this week

TRUE BLOOD SEASON 2 | © 2011 HBO Home Video

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 DRIVE ANGRY – While not for the intellectual types that think everything must hinge on reality and have a definitive concrete storyline, DRIVE ANGRY is actually quite fun and Nicolas Cage is at his crazy best as a dude that escapes hell in order to save his […]Read On »

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TV Review: FRANKLIN & BASH – Season 1 – “Pilot”

Breckin Meyer, Malcolm McDowell and Mark-Paul Gosselaar in FRANKLIN & BASH - Season 1 |©2011 TNT

Stars: Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Breckin Meyer, Malcolm McDowell, Claire Coffee, Garcelle Beauvais, Kumail Nanjani, Dana Davis, Reed Diamond Writers: Bill Chais & Kevin Falls Director: Jason Ensler Network: TNT, Wednesdays @ 9 PM Airdate: June 1, 2011 There’s no law saying that legal dramas have to be (insert LAW & ORDER’s signature chong-chong sound here) dead serious. The annals of television are full of courtroom jesters, from the days of NIGHT COURT to the much of the canon of David E. Kelley. So there shouldn’t be a problem with FRANKLIN & BASH, TNT’s new hour-long buddy lawyer show, trying to add […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: FRANKLIN & BASH stars Mark-Paul Gosselaar & Breckin Meyer lawyer up

Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Breckin Meyer in FRANKLIN & BASH - Season 1 | ©2011 TNT/Williams & Hirakawa

TNT’s new hour-long legal comedy/drama FRANKLIN & BASH, which premieres tomorrow at 9 PM, is named for its two attorney protagonists. Jared Franklin, played by Breckin Meyer, is so free-wheeling that he can, and will, get a witness to strip on the stand for effect. Peter Bash, played by Mark-Paul Gosselaar, is a bit more strait-laced and shrewd, knowing how to capitalize on his partner’s actions. In the pilot, the two lawyers are recruited by Malcolm McDowell’s Stanton Infeld to bring their unconventional talents to his heavy-hitting L.A. law firm Infeld Daniels. Gosselaar, known for NYPD BLUE, wrapped up a two-year […]Read On »

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