BILLIONS: Brian Koppelman chats about the new Showtime series – exclusive interview

BILLIONS | © 2016 Showtime

In Showtime Networks’s new Sunday night drama BILLIONS, Damian Lewis plays hard-charing wealthy Wall Street trader Bobby “Axe” Axelrod, who is the target of Paul Giamatti’s ruthless U.S. District Attorney Chuck Rhoades. Adding to the complications, Chuck’s wife Wendy (Maggie Siff) is a professional advisor at Bobby’s firm. BILLIONS was created by the writing team of Brian Koppelman and David Levien, in collaboration with Andrew Ross Sorkin. All three are executive producers on the series. Koppelman and Levien’s first produced screenplay was the cult favorite poker movie ROUNDERS. The pair’s later credits include the scripts for RUNAWAY JURY and OCEAN’S […]Read On »

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Movie Review: THE FINAL GIRLS

THE FINAL GIRLS | © 2015 Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Taissa Farmiga, Malin Akerman, Adam DeVine, Thomas Middleditch, Alia Shawkat, Alexader Ludwig, Nina Dobrev, Dan B. Norris Writers: M.A. Fortin and Joshua John Miller Director: Todd Strauss-Schulson Distributor: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Release Date (Blu-ray & DVD): November 3, 2015 “Delightful” isn’t generally the very first word that comes to mind when describing most slasher horror films. For that matter, “genuinely funny” isn’t necessarily a phrase that applies to some horror comedies. However, THE FINAL GIRLS really is all that. Written by M.A. Fortin and Joshua John Miller and directed by Todd Strauss-Schulson, THE FINAL GIRLS takes […]Read On »

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TROPHY WIFE star Bradley Whitford talks his many loves – Exclusive Interview

Bradley Whitford stars as Pete Harrison on TROPHY WIFE | © 2014 ABC/Michael Ansell

In ABC’S TROPHY WIFE, Tuesdays at 9:30 PM, Bradley Whitford plays Pete Harrison, a well-to-do Los Angeles attorney who is on his third marriage to beautiful, buoyant – and younger – Kate, played by Malin Akerman. Pete has kids two kids (Bailee Madison, Ryan Lee) with uptight first ex-wife Diane (Marcia Gay Harden) and a young son (Albert Tsai) with free-spirited but anxious second ex-wife Jackie (Michaela Watkins), so it’s all one big complicated family. Whitford is a film and TV veteran, whose credits include starring roles in THE WEST WING, STUDIO 60 ON THE SUNSET STRIP and THE GOOD […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview with SUBURGATORY star Jeremy Sisto

Jeremy Sisto gets caught in a tight situation on SUBURGATORY | © 2014 ABC/Jordin Althaus

In ABC’s half-hour comedy SUBURGATORY, now in its third season Wednesdays at 8:30 PM, Jeremy Sisto stars as divorced dad George Altman. In the series created by Emily Kapnek, George has moved fromNew York City to the suburbs to provide a safer environment for his teen daughter Tessa (Jane Levy) – much to Tessa’s initial exasperation. Sisto, originally from Northern California, has been a regular on several major series before, notably LAW & ORDER and SIX FEET UNDER, and worked in many feature films, but SUBURGATORY is his first lead in a TV comedy. At a party thrown by ABC […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Ex marks the spot for TROPHY WIFE star Michaela Watkins

Michaela Watkins in TROPHY WIFE - Season 1 | ©2013 ABC/Bob D'Amico

On ABC’s new half-hour comedy TROPHY WIFE, Tuesdays at 9:30 PM, Malin Akerman plays Kate, a free-spirited young woman who falls for and marries Pete. Pete, played by Bradley Whitford, comes with some baggage, namely three children all under eighteen, and two ex-wives. Michaela Watkins plays Jackie, Pete’s free-spirited but anxious second ex-wife (Marcia Gay Harden plays first wife Diane). Watkins, originally from Syracuse, New York, is a member of the improvisational troupe the Groundlings in Los Angeles. The actress was a regular on SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE in the 2008-2009 season and ENLIGHTENED and has a batch of feature films […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Actress Bailee Madison celebrates PETE’S CHRISTMAS

Bailee Madison in PETE'S CHRISTMAS | ©2013 Hallmark Channel

Bailee Madison has racked up an impressive list of acting credits at her current age of fourteen. She has starred in the feature films DON’T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK and JUST GO WITH IT and has a recurring role as Young Snow White on ONCE UPON A TIME (series regular Ginnifer Goodwin plays the character as an adult). Just this year, the Florida-born actress has appeared in the feature film WATERCOLOR POSTCARDS, did an outrageous guest turn on Fearnet’s horror comedy series HOLLISTON and has a series regular gig on ABC’s new half-hour comedy TROPHY WIFE. As if all […]Read On »

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Movie Review: CBGB

CBGB | (c) 2013 XLrator Media

Rating: R Stars: Alan Rickman, Malin Akerman, Justin Bartha, Richard de Klerk, Johnny Galecki, Ashley Greene, Rupert Grint, Taylor Hawkins, Stana Katic, Donal Logue, Joel David Moore, Freddy Rodriguez, Mickey Sumner, Bradley Whitford, Josh Zuckerman, Peter Vack Writers: Jody Savin & Randall Miller Director: Randall Miller Distributor: XLrator Media Release Date: October 11, 2013 The movie CBGB is something like its depiction of club proprietor Hillel “Hilly” Krystal, played here by Alan Rickman. It is sweet-natured and a lot of fun, but would prefer not to sweat the small stuff. It’s not that CBGB is short on details – in […]Read On »

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TV Review: TROPHY WIFE – Season 1 – “Pilot” – Series Premiere

Malin Akerman in TROPHY WIFE - Season 1 | ©2013 ABC/Bob D'Amico

Stars: Malin Akerman, Bradley Whitford, Michaela Watkins, Natalie Morales, Ryan Lee, Bailee Madison, Albert Tsai, Marcia Gay Harden Writers: Sarah Haskins & Emily Halpern Director: Jason Moore Network: ABC, airs Tuesday nights Original Telecast: September 24, 2013 Face it, TROPHY WIFE is a terrible concept for a TV series. A hot young blonde named Kate (Malin Akerman) falls for an older man Pete (Bradley Whitford) and marries him. A year later, she’s not part of an integrated family that involves his two ex-wives and his brood of three kids. Now the hot blonde has to be mommy and peacekeeper. Ugh! […]Read On »

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Exclusive Photos from the DISNEY MEDIA NETWORKS INTERNATIONAL UPFRONT

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. cast L - R: Ming-Na Wen, Chloe Bennet, Clark Gregg, Elizabeth Henstridge, Brett Dalton at the 2013 Disney Media Networks International Upfronts | ©2013 Sue Schneider

The Fall Television season is not that far away and soon new shows will be airing on the main networks and there are a lot of really good ones coming up. Each network has a whole slew of new dramas and comedies. Disney Media Networks held recently the 2013 International Upfront at The Walt Disney Studios Lot in Burbank, California. It was quite an event with talent from new, mid-season and retuning shows. Walking the carpet were the following talent: BABY DADDY Jean Luc Bilodeau – stars as Ben Chelsea Kane – stars as Riley Derek Theler – stars as […]Read On »

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Exclusive Photos from the ROCK OF AGES World Premiere

Tom Cruise and Julianne Hough at the World Premiere of ROCK OF AGES | ©2012 Sue Schneider

Rock ‘N Rock was the theme at the Warner Bros. Pictures World Premiere of ROCK OF AGES held recently at the Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. The black carpet was decorated with landmark signs from the famous Sunset Strip rock scene – The Whisky Ago Go, The Viper Room and the famous rock eatery hangout The Rainbow Bar and Grill, where a lot of these rock people still go to eat. The Whisky Ago Go being around the longest on the Strip have had many of the great groups play there – The Doors, Poison, Iggy Pop and the Stooges, […]Read On »

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