Movie Review: THE INTRUDER

THE INTRUDER movie poster | ©2019 Sony/Screen Gems

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Michael Ealy, Meagan Good, Dennis Quaid, Joseph Sikora Writer: David Loughery Director: Deon Taylor Distributor: Screen Gems/Sony Release Date: May 3, 2019 THE INTRUDER is a thriller with a premise so improbable that you’ll likely forgive every plot glitch you’ve seen lately in comparison. This reviewer doesn’t want to disrespect the hard work it takes to make a movie – any movie – or write a script. Still, it’s hard to imagine under what circumstances director Deon Taylor and scenarist David Loughery thought an audience would find the set-up scary rather than absurd. Young married couple Scott […]Read On »

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THE FOLLOWING star Shawn Ashmore Talks Season 3 – exclusive interview

Shawn Ashmore stars as Mike in Season 3 of THE FOLLOWING | © 2015 Giovanni Rufino/FOX

It’s easy to feel for FBI Special Agent Mike Weston, the character Shawn Ashmore plays on Fox’s THE FOLLOWING, now in its third season, Mondays at 9 PM. Mike has been tortured, taunted, at one point abandoned by his mentor, fellow agent Ryan Hardy (Kevin Bacon), seen his own father murdered on camera and been antagonized into breaking the law and killing one of the people responsible (which Ryan helped cover up). Ashmore, who plays Bobby Drake aka Iceman in the X-MEN feature film series, does his best to talk about THE FOLLOWING without giving away too much. At a […]Read On »

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THE FOLLOWING Scoop on Season 3 – exclusive interview

Ryan Hardy (Kevin Bacon) investigates a crime scene in the season premiere of THE FOLLOWING | © 2015 Giovanni Rufino/FOX

In Fox’s THE FOLLOWING, returning Mondays at 9 PM on March 2, Kevin Bacon’s FBI Agent Ryan Hardy has spent two seasons chasing James Purefoy’s serial killer Joe Carroll at great personal cost. In the series created by Kevin Williamson, Carroll has his own obsession with Hardy, especially because Hardy became involved with Joe’s ex-wife Claire (Natalie Zea). At the end of Season 2, Ryan finally caught Joe and decided not to kill him in an effort to uphold the law and put vengeance behind him. So where are we at the beginning of Season 3? THE FOLLOWING’s current show […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: J.H. Wyman on ALMOST HUMAN and the end of FRINGE

Karl Urban and Michael Ealy star in ALMOST HUMAN "Pilot" | (c) 2013 Liane Hentscher/FOX

In Fox’s ALMOST HUMAN, Mondays at 8 PM, Karl Urban and Michael Ealy play police partners in the near future. Urban is Detective John Kennex, a man with a flawless prosthetic leg, and Ealy is Dorian, an android with a flawlessly human manner, borne from the human instincts residing within his synthetic brain. ALMOST HUMAN was created by J.H. (Joel) Wyman, who previously worked with the show’s producer J.J. Abrams on FRINGE, where Wyman served as show runner for that series’ last two seasons. Wyman is at an event sponsored by Fox for the Television Critics Association; he obligingly steps […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: ALMOST HUMAN star Mackenzie Crook is the man behind the machine

Mackenzie Crook is Rudy Lom in ALMOST HUMAN - Season 1 | ©2013 Fox/Kharen Hill

In the near-future world of ALMOST HUMAN, Fox Mondays at 8 PM, it is mandated that all police officers have android partners. However, there’s something special about Dorian (Michael Ealy), the android partner of Detective John Kennex (Karl Urban) – Dorian has emotions. Dorian also has a very concerned and inventive computer scientist advocating on his behalf, one Rudy Lom, played by Mackenzie Crook. Crook got his onscreen start as The Man in 1996’s THE MAN WHO FELL IN LOVE WITH A TRAFFIC CONE. Since then, his many credits have expanded to include the original British version of THE OFFICE, […]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: ALMOST HUMAN star Michael Ealy becomes a robocop

Michael Ealy in ALMOST HUMAN - Season 1 | ©2013 Fox/Kharen Hill

In Fox’s new series ALMOST HUMAN, premiering tonight, before settling into its regular time slot Monday, November 18 at 8 PM, creator J.H. (Joel) Wyman posits a future where the police have plenty of backup. Each officer is paired with a human-looking but depersonalized android partner, who can deflect gunfire, detain suspects and otherwise withstand a great deal of damage. However, Detective John Kennex (Karl Urban), who has a prosthetic leg, detests the androids and tosses his first cyborg partner out of a moving car. Kennex is then paired with Dorian, played by Michael Ealy. Dorian is a DRN, a […]Read On »

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