THE SHANNARA CHRONICLES: Jonathan Liebesman films a dystopian future – exclusive interview

Manu Bennett stars as Allanon in THE SHANNARA CHRONICLES | © 2016 MTV

Adapted from Terry Brooks’ best-selling fantasy novel series, MTV’s THE SHANNARA CHRONICLES, Tuesdays at 10 PM, is set thousands of years in the future, when humans are subservient to elves and all are doomed unless it’s possible to stem the flow of demons from another realm into this one. Jonathan Liebesman set the tone for SHANNARA by directing the first two episodes. Liebesman is known for helming feature films, including the horror movies DARKNESS FALLS, THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE: THE BEGINNING and THE KILLING ROOM, the alien invasion action thriller BATTLE LOS ANGELES, the fantasy WRATH OF THE TITANS and […]Read On »

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THE SHANNARA CHRONICLES: Alfred Gough and Miles Millar on the MTV show – exclusive interview

Poppy Drayton as Amberle Elessedil in THE SHANNARA CHRONICLES | © 2016 MTV

MTV’s THE SHANNARA CHRONICLES, Tuesdays at 10 PM, has been adapted from Terry Brooks’ best-selling SHANNARA fantasy novels. We’re in a world several thousand years in the future, when technology has been supplanted by magic, and humans are now a minority in a society ruled by elves. The Ellcrys Tree, which has long staved off demons, is dying, and evil is slipping into the realm. Princess Amberle (Poppy Drayton) joins forces with half-human Wil Ohmsford (Austin Butler) in an attempt to prevent the forces of darkness from ascending. THE SHANNARA CHRONICLES was brought to television by the executive producing/writing team […]Read On »

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THE SHANNARA CHRONICLES: John Rhys-Davies discusses the MTV fantasy series – exclusive interview

Poppy Drayton stars as Amberle in THE SHANNARA CHRONICLES | © 2016 MTV

It’s taken Terry Brooks’ best-selling and long-lived SHANNARA fantasy book series about forty years to make its way to the screen, but MTV has finally brought it to television in THE SHANNARA CHRONICLES, Tuesday nights at 10 PM. In Season 1, we’re a few thousand years in the future, when technology is a distant memory, magic is in use and elves dominate the world (humans are rarer and less valued). Demons have long ago been banished to a realm called the Forbidding, but as the guardian tree Ellcrys loses its leaves, the monsters break free one by one. Elf maiden […]Read On »

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TV Review: CHARLIE’S ANGELS – Season 1 – “Angel With a Broken Wing” – Series Premiere

Minka Kelly, Annie Ilonzeh and Rachael Taylor in CHARLIE'S ANGELS - Season 1 | ©2011 ABC/Bob D'Amico

Stars: Rachael Taylor, Annie Ilonzeh, Minka Kelly, Ramon Rodriguez Writers: Alfred Gough & Miles Millar Director: Marcos Siega Network: ABC, Thursdays @ 8 PM Original Telecast: September 22, 2011 Watching ABC’s remake of CHARLIE’S ANGELS, which ran as a series from 1976 through 1981, launching the careers of Farrah Fawcett and Jaclyn Smith in the process, is to wonder who exactly the target audience is imagined to be. It would seem that the wink-wink sex appeal (called “jiggle” at the time) and the almost Saturday-morning earnestness of the hot female crime-fighting trio would be too retro to work, but new ANGELS […]Read On »

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Movie Review: I AM NUMBER FOUR

I AM NUMBER FOUR movie poster | ©2011 DreamWorks/Walt Disney Pictures

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Alex Pettyfer, Timothy Olyphant, Teresa Palmer, Dianna Agron, Callan McAuliffe, Kevin Durand Writers: Alfred Gough & Miles Millar and Marti Noxon, based on the novel by Pittacus Lore (Jobie Hughes & James Frey) Director: D.J. Caruso Distributor: Walt Disney Pictures Release Date: February 18, 2011 Stop me if you’ve heard this: super-powered teenager attends high school and tries to pass for normal, but a combination of human and otherworldly forces cause the teen’s otherness to surface. In terms of the spine of I AM NUMBER FOUR, you can skip past CARRIE and jump straight to SMALLVILLE, especially […]Read On »

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