Movie Review: PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES movie poster | ©2016 Screen Gems

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Lily James, Sam Riley, Bella Heathcote, Douglas Booth, Jack Huston, Matt Smith, Sally Phillips, Charles Dance, Lena Headey Writer: Burr Steers, based on the novels by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith Director: Burr Steers Distributor: Sony/Screen Gems Release Date: February 5, 2016 It is a truth, universally acknowledged, that a zombie movie in possession of a PG-13 rating must be in want and perhaps need of guts, both metaphorical and literal. True, there are some peculiar edits in PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES, director/writer Burr Steers’ film version of Seth Grahame-Smith’s undead-enhanced rewrite of Jane Austen’s original […]Read On »

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TV Review: DOCTOR WHO Series 8 Premiere Cinema Experience – “Deep Breath”

Peter Capaldi in DOCTOR WHO - Series 8 - "Deep Breath" | ©2014 BBC/BBC Worldwide/Ray Burmiston

Stars: Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, Neve McIntosh, Catrin Stewart, Dan Starkey Writer: Steven Moffat Director: Ben Wheatley Original Telecast: August 23, 2014 Network: BBC America & in select cinemas At Christmas time Whovians were given their first look at the 12th (or, erm, maybe 13th or 14th?) Doctor, Peter Capaldi. As the newly regenerated Timelord stumbled around the control room of his TARDIS and asked his companion Clara (Jenna Coleman) if she had any idea how to fly the time and space ship. That was it. That was all. There were a handful of photographs released, and yes there was […]Read On »

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THE HUNGER GAMES CATCHING FIRE Highlights this week in Blu-ray, DVD and VOD Releases

THE HUNGER GAMES CATCHING FIRE | THE LAST DAYS ON MARS | © 2014 Lionsgate 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: THE HUNGER GAMES CATCHING FIRE – Hard not to highlight the sequel to THE HUNGER GAMES as the title of the week considering it was one of the largest grossing movies of 2013. The second adaptation to Suzanne Collin’s trilogy amps up the action big time as […]Read On »

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TV Review: DOCTOR WHO Christmas Special – “The Time of the Doctor”

Matt Smith as The Doctor in DOCTOR WHO Christmas Special - "The Time of the Doctor" | ©2013 BBC America

Stars: Matt Smith, Jenna Coleman, Peter Capaldi, Orla Brady, Nicholas Briggs, Dan Starkey Writer: Steven Moffat Director: Jamie Payne Original Telecast: December 25, 2013 Network: BBC America Well, it’s the holiday season and we have to have a Christmas Special from DOCTOR WHO, which also often means that someone is going to die. There’s a bit of a history starting with Russell T. Davies run on WHO, of having sad Christmas episodes, and the latest offering “The Time of the Doctor” is certainly no exception. “Time” is the final part of the “of the Doctor” named episodes, and I really […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Three Questions with AN ADVENTURE IN SPACE AND TIME director Terry McDonough

David Bradley in AN ADVENTURE IN SPACE AND TIME | ©2013 BBCAmerica

Director Terry McDonough is the lucky man who was given the somewhat unenviable task of bringing the world of 1960’s BBC and the world of the first incarnation of DOCTOR WHO to life for the new TV movie AN ADVENTURE IN SPACE AND TIME. McDonough is a WHO fan himself, and he took a few minutes to give ASSIGNMENT X a taste of what went into creating that time period and that specific world for today’s audiences. ASSIGNMENT X: Can you talk about the process you went through to re-create the TARDIS and the Daleks on a limited budget? TERRY […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: David Bradley becomes the 1st Doctor for AN ADVENTURE IN SPACE AND TIME – Part 2

David Bradley in AN ADVENTURE IN SPACE AND TIME | ©2013 BBCAmerica

Actor David Bradley has had pop culture fame for years. He was Argus Filch in the HARRY POTTER film franchise, and he was Walter Frey in HBO’s GAME OF THRONES television series. More recently he could be seen alongside 10th Doctor, David Tennant, in BROADCHURCH, and now he is appearing on our TV screens as the first Doctor William Hartnell in DOCTOR WHO AN ADVENTURE IN SPACE AND TIME. Bradley was a fan of the original WHO series, remembers when it started fifty years ago, and his resemblance to Hartnell is uncanny. So what makes it exciting for a fan […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Producer Marcus Wilson talks DOCTOR WHO 50th and beyond!

Matt Smith as the Eleventh Doctor and David Tennant as the Tenth Doctor in The DOCTOR WHO 50th Anniversary Special - "The Day of the Doctor" | ©2013 BBCAmerica

Marcus Wilson has been a Producer on the current run of DOCTOR WHO for the last two series. Like all shows he has seen ups and downs in terms of fan and critic reaction to the episodes he has been part of. Now in it’s 50 Anniversary DOCTOR WHO is bigger that it ever has been, and it has a HUGE loyal following here the United States. With specials like AN ADVENTURE IN SPACE AND TIME, and the 50th Anniversary episode “The Day of the Doctor”, this year is big, big, bigger on the inside. Plus Wilson is seeing Matt […]Read On »

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IRON MAN 3 Highlights this week in Blu-ray, DVD and VOD Releases

IRON MAN 3 | (c) 2013 Walt Disney 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. IRON MAN 3 – It’s great that Robert Downey Jr. has signed on to star in AVENGERS 2 and AVENGERS 3 because maybe in-between filming those sure-to-be-blockbusters he’ll have time and desire to crank out an IRON MAN 4. Downey is by far the perfect actor for Tony […]Read On »

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DOCTOR WHO: SERIES 7, PART 2 Highlights this week in Blu-ray and DVD Releases

DOCTOR WHO SERIES 7, PART 2 | (c) 2013 BBC Warner

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: DARK SKIES – Aliens invasion movies are a dime a dozen in the horror genre. You just have to do a quick Google search to see just how many are actually out there. Most are crap. A few have come along that shine above the rest and […]Read On »

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Breaking News: Neil Gaiman chats DOCTOR WHO and the return of the Cyberman

DOCTOR WHO - Series 7B - "Nightmare in Silver" | ©2013 BBCAmerica

This Saturday May 11 on BBCAmerica, the Cyberman return on DOCTOR WHO for an episode entitled “Nightmare in Silver” written by author and sometime WHO scribe Neil Gaiman. Gaiman spoke to the press today about his latest gig and revealed some cool things about his forthcoming episode. The big mandate, according to Gaiman, was making the Cyberman scary again. “[Executive Producer Stephen Moffat] said if I could find the time, he would love it if I could make the Cyberman scary again,” says Gaiman. “When I was a kid, I was a huge Patrick Troughton fan and he was my […]Read On »

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