Movie Review: FEAR STREET: PART THREE – 1666

FEAR STREET - PART THREE: 1666 | ©2021 Netflix

Rating: R Stars: Kiana Madeira, Ashley Zukerman, Gillian Jacobs, Olivia Scott Welch, Benjamin Flores Jr., Darrell Britt-Gibson Writers: Phil Graziadei & Leigh Janiak and Kate Trefry, based on the FEAR STREET books by R.L. Stine Director: Leigh Janiak Distributor: Netflix Release Date: July 16, 2021 FEAR STREET: PART THREE – 1666 concludes the FEAR STREET trilogy of films, based on R.L. Stine’s FEAR STREET books. All three FEAR STREET movies are directed and co-written by Leigh Janiak, who here shares screenplay credit with Phil Graziadei and Kate Trefry. Viewers wanting resolution for the characters and curse we first encountered in […]Read On »

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LUCIFER: Kevin Alejandro digs deeper into the new season of the Netflix series – Exclusive Interview – Part 2

Kevin Alejandro in LUCIFER - Season 3 - "Chloe Does Lucifer" | ©2017 Fox/Ray Mickshaw

LUCIFER is now streaming its first five seasons on Netflix, with a sixth and final season coming later this year. In Part 2 of our exclusive interview with Kevin Alejandro, who plays LAPD Detective Dan Espinosa on LUCIFER and has directed four episodes, we talk about the episode “Daniel Espinosa: Naked and Afraid,” written by Mike Costa, adjusting to LUCIFER’s stop-and-start history, and more. ASSIGNMENT X: You’ve previously talked about doing ride-alongs with real law enforcement personnel for your roles playing police. In terms of playing law enforcement, what is the most valuable thing you’ve learned? KEVIN ALEJANDRO: It’s to […]Read On »

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Movie Review: FEAR STREET: PART TWO – 1978

FEAR STREET - PART TWO: 1978 | ©2021 Netflix

Rating: R Stars: Sadie Sink, Emily Rudd, Ryan Simpkins, McCabe Slye, Gillian Jacobs, Jordana Spiro, Brandon Spink, Chiara Aurelia, Marcelle LeBlanc, Eden Campbell, Ted Sutherland, Michael Provost, Drew Scheid, Jacqi Vene Writers: Zak Olkewicz and Leigh Janiak, story by Zak Olkewicz and Phil Graziadei & Leigh Janiak, based on the FEAR STREET books by R.L. Stine Director: Leigh Janiak Distributor: Netflix Release Date: July 9, 2021 FEAR STREET: PART TWO – 1978 is, as its title suggests, a sequel to FEAR STREET: PART ONE – 1994, released a week earlier. Both films are part of the FEAR STREET trilogy, concluding […]Read On »

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Movie Review: GUNPOWDER MILKSHAKE

GUNPOWDER MILKSHAKE movie poster | ©2021 Netflix

Rating: R Stars: Karen Gillan, Lena Headey, Carla Gugino, Chloe Coleman, Michelle Yeoh, Angela Bassett, Paul Giamatti, Ralph Ineson, Adam Nagaitis, Michael Smiley Writers: Navot Papushado & Ehud Lavski Director: Navot Papushado Distributor: STX Films/Netflix Release Date: July 14, 2021 GUNPOWDER MILKSHAKE is an action movie that stars Karen Gillan, Lena Headey, Carla Gugino, Michelle Yeoh, Angela Bassett, Paul Giamatti, and Ralph Ineson, and introduces a capable young performer, Chloe Coleman. Do we really need to know more than that to persuade us this is worth seeing? For those who want more information, GUNPOWDER MILKSHAKE takes place in one of […]Read On »

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LUCIFER: Actor and director Kevin Alejandro on Season 5B and the musical episode – Part 1

LUCIFER Season 5 Key art | ©2021 Netflix

LUCIFER follows its title character through a very complicated chronicle. At the outset, Lucifer (Tom Ellis) has gotten fed up with ruling Hell and has opened a nightclub in Los Angeles. He gets himself a gig as a police consultant, to the initial annoyance of LAPD Detective Chloe Decker (Lauren German), but eventually, the pair fall in love – and she finds out Lucifer’s true identity. For those who may not be up to date with the history of LUCIFER as a series, it’s based on the DC Comics series by Mike Dringenberg & Sam Kieth, spun off from Neil […]Read On »

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Movie Review: FEAR STREET PART ONE: 1994

FEAR STREET PART 1: 1994 movie poster | ©2021 Netflix

Rating: R Stars: Kiana Madeira, Olivia Scott Welch, Benjamin Flores Jr., Julia Rehwald, Fred Hechinger, Ashley Zukerman, Darrell Britt-Gibson, Maya Hawke, Jordana Spiro, Jordyn DiNatale Writers: Phil Graziadei & Leigh Janiak, story by Kyle Killen and Phil Graziadei & Leigh Janiak, based on the FEAR STREET books by R.L. Stine Director: Leigh Janiak Distributor: Netflix Release Date: July 2, 2021 FEAR STREET PART 1: 1994 is the first in a trilogy of interlinked films based on R.L. Stine’s FEAR STREET novels. These are being released by Netflix in quick succession – FEAR STREET PART 2: 1978 arrives July 9, and […]Read On »

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TURN: WASHINGTON’S SPIES: The creator and executive producer talk spy thriller – Exclusive Interview (Reprint)

Kevin McNally as Judge Woodhull , Burn Gorman as Major Hewlett and Jamie Bell as Abe Woodhull in TURN - Season 1 | ©2014 AMC/ Frank Ockenfels 3

TURN: WASHINGTON’S SPIES originally ran for four seasons, 2014-2017, on AMC. The series is now available in its entirety on Netflix. Based on historian Alexander Rose’s nonfiction book WASHINGTON’S SPIES, TURN: WASHINGTON’S SPIES is a thriller set during the American Revolutionary War. George Washington has a network of spies working for him against the British. An initially reluctant recruit to this cause is cabbage farmer Abe Woodhull, played by Jamie Bell (BILLY ELLIOTT). This is a reprint of our interview that originally ran on May 8, 2014. Following a Q&A panel held by AMC for the Television Critics Association, author […]Read On »

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LUCIFER: Co-executive producer Mike Costa talks about the growth of Lucifer and Chloe in Season 5 – Exclusive Interview – Part 4

LUCIFER - Season 5 Key Art |©2020 Netflix

In the fourth and final installment of this exclusive interview with Mike Costa, co-executive producer/writer on LUCIFER, which is currently streaming on Netflix, he talks about his love of the character of LAPD detective Dan Espinosa, played by Kevin Alejandro, the growth of the characters of Lucifer (Tom Ellis) and Chloe (Lauren German), and more. AX: It seems like once a season, Dan attempts to either kill Lucifer, or get Lucifer killed, and then feels really bad about it later. Why is that? COSTA: Well, you’re talking to the right person, because of all the writers, I have always loved […]Read On »

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LUCIFER: Co-executive producer Mike Costa talks Lucifer and Chloe finally getting together in Season 5 – Exclusive Interview – Part 3

Tom Ellis as Lucifer in LUCIFER - Season 5 - "It Never Ends Well For the Chicken" |©2020 Netflix/John P. Fleenor

In Part 3 of this exclusive four-part interview with Mike Costa, co-executive producer/writer on LUCIFER, which is currently streaming on Netflix, he talks about having series regulars play other roles in the black-and-white Season 5 episode, the decision to finally have leads Lucifer (Tom Ellis) and Chloe Decker (Lauren German) get together romantically, and more. AX: With “It Never Ends Well for the Chicken,” the black-and-white Season 5 episode set in the ‘40s, did the story come up first, and then the writers thought, “Oh, we should do this in black-and-white,” or were you looking to do something in black-and-white […]Read On »

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LUCIFER: Co-executive producer Mike Costa talks all things Lucifer for Season 5 – Exclusive Interview – Part 2

Tom Ellis as Lucifer in LUCIFER - Season 5 - "Our Mojo" |©2020 Netflix/John P. Fleenor

In Part 2 of this exclusive four-part interview with Mike Costa, co-executive producer/writer on LUCIFER, which is currently streaming on Netflix, he talks about LUCIFER’s identity as a series, the meta “Diablo” episode, and more.  AX: For a number of years, LUCIFER and SUPERNATURAL as shows were making jokes about each other in the episodes – the Lucifer character on SUPERNATURAL, played by Mark Pellegrino, said at one point, “What am I gonna do, go to L.A. and open a nightclub?” SUPERNATURAL for the last two seasons had God as a character, played by Rob Benedict, although their God was […]Read On »

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