Movie Review: MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS

MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS movie poster | ©2017 20th Century Fox

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Daisy Ridley, Leslie Odom Jr., Tom Bateman, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Penelope Cruz, Josh Gad, Johnny Depp, Derek Jacobi, Sergei Polunin, Lucy Boynton, Marwan Kenzari, Michelle Pfeiffer, Judi Dench, Olivia Colman, Willem Dafoe Writer: Michael Green, based on the novel by Agatha Christie Director: Kenneth Branagh Distributor: 20th Century Fox Release Date: November 10, 2017 Agatha Christie’s durable mystery novel MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS has been adapted as a feature film in 1974, a telefilm in 2001, an episode of the series AGATHA CHRISTIE’S POIROT, and more. It’s also been unofficially adapted, ripped off and parodied […]Read On »

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Movie Review: BLADE RUNNER 2049

BLADE RUNNER 2049 poster | ©2017 Warner Bros.

Rating: R Stars: Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Robin Wright, Mackenzie Davis, Carla Juri, Lennie James, Dave Bautista, Jared Leto Writers: Hampton Fancher and Michael Green, story by Hampton Fancher, based on characters from the novel DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP? By Philip K. Dick Director: Denis Villeneuve Distributor: Warner Bros/Columbia Pictures Release Date: October 6, 2017 BLADE RUNNER 2049 is set thirty years after the events of the original 1982 BLADE RUNNER. It is a sequel that honors and expands on its predecessor. Directed by Ridley Scott from a screenplay by Hampton Fancher and […]Read On »

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HANNIBAL: Bryan Fuller on PUSHING DAISIES, AMERICAN GODS and more – Part 3 – Exclusive Interview

Creator and writer Bryan Fuller at WonderCon 2011 | ©2011 Assignment X/Peter Brown

In the final part of Assignment X’s exclusive interview with Bryan Fuller about HANNIBAL (NBC, Thursdays at 10 PM), the series executive producer/show runner/creator – adapting from Thomas Harris’ novels – talks about fan reaction, food as a narrative theme and more. ASSIGNMENT X: Is there anything about the fan reaction to HANNIBAL that has surprised you? BRYAN FULLER: I am not surprised and more titillated [laughs]. I’m surprised in the sense that you’re surprised when you make a new friend and they’re somebody who likes the same things that you do. And a lot of the fan reaction has […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: THE RIVER star Paulina Gaitan goes bi-lingual

Paulina Gaitan in THE RIVER - Season 1 | ©2012 ABC/Bob D'Amico

Paulina Gaitan – pronounced GUY-tahn – was only nineteen years old when she filmed her role as the psychically attuned Jahel Valenzuela, daughter of the ship’s mechanic, in the ABC series THE RIVER, which airs Tuesdays at 9 PM. Although by now everyone involved in the expedition to find missing naturalist Emmet Cole (Bruce Greenwood) has a pretty good idea that deadly supernatural forces are involved, Jahel is the only one with real insight into the dangerous ways in which local mythology and reality come together. The now-twenty-year-old Gaitan, a native of Mexico City, has starred in a number of […]Read On »

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TV Review: THE RIVER – Season 1 – “Marbeley”

Joe Anderson in THE RIVER - Season 1 - "Marbeley" | ©2012 ABC/Mario Perez

Stars: Bruce Greenwood, Joe Anderson, Leslie Hope, Eloise Mumford, Paul Blackthorne, Thomas Kretschmann, Daniel Zacapa, Shaun Parkes, Paulina Gaitan Writers: Michael Green & Zack Estrin, series created by Michael R. Perry & Oren Peli Director: Jaume Collet-Serra Network: ABC, Tuesdays @ 9 PM Original Broadcast: February 7, 2012 You know how creepy old dolls can look? Yeah, so do the makers of THE RIVER, who give us a whole tree grove full of the things in the second episode “Marbeley.” Flashbacks via video clips show us Emmet Cole (Bruce Greenwood) with his then-young son Lincoln. Emmet is an adoring dad […]Read On »

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TV Review: THE RIVER – Season 1 – “Magus” – Series Premiere

Paul Blackthorne, Daniel Zacapa, Thomas Kretschmann, Paulina Gaitan, Shaun Parkes, Leslie Hope, Eloise Mumford, Joe Anderson and Bruce Greenwood in THE RIVER - Season 1 | ©2012 ABC/Bob D'Amico

Stars: Bruce Greenwood, Joe Anderson, Leslie Hope, Eloise Mumford, Paul Blackthorne, Thomas Kretschmann, Daniel Zacapa, Shaun Parkes, Paulina Gaitan, Jeff Galfer Writers: Michael Green and Michael R. Perry, series created by Michael R. Perry & Oren Peli Director: Jaume Collet-Serra Network: ABC, Tuesdays @ 9 PM Original Broadcast: February 7, 2012 At this point, “found footage” horror is a genre unto itself, but Oren Peli, who made the first PARANORMAL ACTIVITY film and has produced the franchise since then, knows how to make it work long-term. THE RIVER, which Peli created with Michael R. Perry, is proof of this. It […]Read On »

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Exclusive photos from the GREEN LANTERN Los Angeles World Premiere

Ryan Reynolds at the Los Angeles Premiere of GREEN LANTERN | ©2011 Sue Schneider

Warner Bros. held the Los Angeles World Premiere of GREEN LANTERN June 15th at the Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. Fans were everywhere you looked as Hollywood Boulevard was closed to traffic. Hoping to catch the stars of the movie, which is based upon the characters appearing in the comic book published by DC Comics.  They were not disappointed as Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively and others signed autographs and posed for pictures with them. The black carpet had the GREEN LANTERN symbol on it and at the end of the carpet the ship. Seen waking the carpet were the stars […]Read On »

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Movie Review: GREEN LANTERN

GREEN LANTERN poster | ©2011 Warner Bros.

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Peter Sarsgaard, Mark Strong, Angela Bassett, Tim Robbins, Jay O. Sanders, Temuera Morrison, Clancy Brown Writers: Greg Berlanti & Michael Green & Marc Guggenheim and Michael Goldenberg, story by Berlanti & Green & Guggenheim Director: Martin Campbell Distributor: Warner Bros. Release Date: June 17, 2011 There is great dramatic tension onscreen in GREEN LANTERN. Unfortunately, it has almost nothing to do with the story. Instead, it lies within the intense commitment of stars Ryan Reynolds and Peter Sarsgaard to keeping their characters vital and engaging, and the occasional blast of wonderful dialogue, battling […]Read On »

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