Movie Review: BLACK AND BLUE

BLACK AND BLUE movie poster | ©2019 Sony Pictures/Screen Gems

Rating: R Stars: Naomie Harris, Tyrese Gibson, Frank Grillo, Mike Colter, Reid Scott, Nafessa Williams, Beau Knapp, James Moses Black Writer: Peter A. Dowling Director: Deon Taylor Distributor: Sony/Screen Gems Release Date: October 25, 2019 In broad strokes, we’ve seen BLACK AND BLUE before. Good cop stumbles upon criminal activity by bad cops and winds up running from both fellow police officers and civilian gang members. However, the good cop in BLACK AND BLUE is a black woman, Alicia West (Naomie Harris). Alicia was in the U.S. Army for eight years. She’s returned to her old neighborhood, New Orleans’s mostly […]Read On »

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TCAs: Jeph Loeb talks THE DEFENDERS, LEGION, Marvel on Netflix and more – exclusive interview

Charlie Cox as Daredevil in Netflix's series | © 2016 Netflix

The Marvel Cinematic Universe on television is mighty. ABC has MARVEL’S AGENTS OF SHIELD on Tuesday nights. Netflix has the first two seasons of DAREDEVIL, the first seasons of JESSICA JONES and LUKE CAGE, with IRON FIST set to premiere March 17 and THE DEFENDERS (bringing together Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock/Daredevil, Krysten Ritter as Jessica Jones, Mike Colter as Luke Cage and Finn Jones as Danny Rand/Iron Fist) and THE PUNISHER (with Jon Bernthal in the lead) coming later in 2017. FX is taking its first leap into Marvel-dom with Dan Stevens in the title role of David Haller, […]Read On »

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LUKE CAGE: Mahershala Ali talks Season 1 and playing Cottonmouth – Exclusive Interview

Mahershala Ali is Cottonmouth in LUKE CAGE - Season 1| ©2016 Netflix

Mahershala Ali is having quite a year. The actor from Oakland, California – first name pronounced Mah-HER-shah-lah – has a Golden Globe nomination and Oscar buzz for his performance as a compassionate drug dealer in the film MOONLIGHT. Ali also plays the love interest of Taraji P. Henson’s NASA math genius Katherine Johnson in HIDDEN FIGURES. Earlier this year, Ali appeared in KICKS and THE FREE STATE OF JONES, and he plays Remy Danton in Netflix’s HOUSE OF CARDS. However, Ali is at Netflix’s portion of the Television Critics Association press tour to talk about his role as Cornell “Cottonmouth” […]Read On »

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LUKE CAGE: Alfre Woodard on justice and Season 1 – Exclusive Interview

Alfre Woodard in MARVEL'S LUKE CAGE - Season 1 | ©2016 Netflix

In LUKE CAGE, Marvel’s Netflix series about the reluctant hero (Mike Colter) with indestructible skin, Alfre Woodard plays Mariah Dillard. Mariah is a councilwoman in Harlem, outwardly the picture of respectability. However, Maria’s cousin is local crime kingpin Cornell “Cottonmouth” Stokes (Mahershala Ali), and she’s got her own backdoor deals going on. Both of them tangle with Luke. Woodard was nominated for an Oscar for her supporting role in CROSS CREEK. She’s also amassed four Emmys and a collection of other awards. ASSIGNMENT X: Were you looking to play somebody like Mariah? How would you describe her? ALFRE WOODARD: I […]Read On »

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LUKE CAGE: Cheo Hodari Coker and Mike Colter power fists onto Netflix – Interview

LUKE PAGE poster | ©2016 Netflix

Luke Cage, as played by Mike Colter, was introduced last year on Netflix’s MARVEL’S JESSICA JONES. The hero with impenetrable epidermis seemed an ideal romantic match for Krysten Ritter’s super-strong heroine – until Luke found out that Jessica was (while brainwashed) responsible for the death of his beloved wife. Now Colter and Luke have the title in MARVEL’S LUKE CAGE, which debuts its entire thirteen-episode first season on Netflix Friday, September 30. Luke has returned to Harlem and wants to keep a low profile, but a brewing gang war may make that impossible. Executive producer Cheo Hodari Coker (a writer/producer […]Read On »

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Exclusive Photos from THE CW PREMIERE Party presented by Bing!

Shane West and Maggie Q at the Bing presents THE CW PREMIERE PARTY | ©2011 Sue Schneider

On September 10, Bing presented THE CW PREMIERE PARTY on the Warner Bros. Lot in Burbank, outside the Steven J. Ross Theater. Stars from new shows and returning shows to The CW walked the black carpet to pose for photos and do interviews, which included: 90210 – Shenae Grimes, Jessica Stroup, Michael Steger, Jessica Lowndes, Matt Lanter, Gillian Zinser, and Trevor Donovan. HART OF DIXIE – Rachel Bilson, Jaime King, Wilson Bethel, and Cress Williams. NIKITA – Maggie Q, Shane West, Lyndsy Fonseca, Aaron Stanford, and Melinda Clarke. RINGER – Kristoffer Polaha, Ioan Gruffudd, Nestor Carbonell, Mike Colter, Tara Summers […]Read On »

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TV Review: RINGER – Season 1 – “She’s Ruining Everything”

Sarah Michelle Gellar in RINGER - Season 1 - "She's Ruining Everything" | ©2011 The CW/Michael Desmond

Stars: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Kristoffer Polaha, Ioan Gruffudd, Nestor Carbonell, Mike Colter, Tara Summers, Zoey Deutch Writers: Eric Charmelo, Nicole Snyder Director: Rob Bailey Network: The CW, airs Tuesday nights Original Telecast: September 20, 2011 Here’s the problem with RINGER, the new CW soap opera/thriller starring Sarah Michelle Gellar as twin sisters who invade each other’s lives. A) It’s not very good. B) As much as it’s commendable that Gellar wants to do something that’s not BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, picking a project where she’s not allowed to kick-ass and take names is incredibly hard to get used to. She […]Read On »

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TV Review: RINGER – Season 1 – “Pilot”

Sarah Michelle Gellar in RINGER - Season 1 | ©2011 The CW Network

Stars: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Kristoffer Polaha, Ioan Gruffudd, Nestor Carbonell, Mike Colter, Tara Summers, Zoey Deutch Writers: Eric Charmelo & Nicole Snyder, series created by Eric Charmelo & Nicole Snyder Director: Richard Shepard Network: CW, Tuesdays @ 9 PM Airdate: September 13, 2011 RINGER fulfills the first duty of a nighttime soap opera, which is to make the viewer curious about the reasons for what’s happening and about what will happen next. Eric Charmelo & Nicole Snyder have created a series with potential and a likeable leading actress – that would be Sarah Michelle Gellar. Gellar has been much missed […]Read On »

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Exclusive Photos from THE CW evening at the 2011 PaleyFest Fall TV Preview featuring THE SECRET CIRCLE, RINGER and HART OF DIXIE

CW Panels L-R back row - Scott Porter, Mike Colter, Cress Williams, Adam Harrington, Nestor Carbonell, Eric Charmleo, L-R front row - Wilson Bethel, Jaime King, Leila Gerstein, Andrew Miller, Nicole Snyder at the 2011 PaleyFest Fall TV Preview presents THE CW | ©2011 Sue Schneider

On September 7th, The 2011 PaleyFest Fall TV Preview presented THE CW and its three new Drama shows RINGER, HART OF DIXIE and THE SECRET CIRCLE. Walking into the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills, to join the fans for a night of screenings and a question and answer panel were the following: From RINGER – Mike Colter, Nestor Carbonell, Eric Charmleo and Nicole Snyder (Executive Producers). From HART OF DIXIE – Cress Williams, Wilson Bethel, Jaime King, Scott Porter and Leila Gerstein (Executive Producer). From SECRET CIRCLE – Adam Harrington and Andrew Miller (Executive Producer). Check your local […]Read On »

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