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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LIMITLESS: Craig Sweeny on Season 1 of the CBS series – Exclusive Interview

Jake McDorman as Brian Finch in LIMITLESS - Season 1 - "Stop Me Before I Hug Again" | ©2016 CBS/Michael Parmelee

Based on the 2011 film starring Bradley Cooper, which in turn is based on a novel by Alan Glynn, CBS’ freshman series LIMITLESS posits that a drug called NZT can boost human brain power to its full, untapped extent. The TV LIMITLESS stars Jake McDorman as Brian Finch, an average young man whose abilities while on NZT catch the attention of FBI Agent Rebecca Harris (Jennifer Carpenter), who begins enlisting him to help solve complex crimes. Cooper, one of the show’s executive producers, appears in a recurring reprise of his role as Eddie Morra, who has parlayed his immunity to […]Read On »

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THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE: DJ Qualls on the new Amazon series – Exclusive Interview

DJ Qualls at the World Premiere of THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN - PART 2 | ©2012 Sue Schneider

In Amazon’s THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE, adapted by show runner Frank Spotnitz from Philip K. Dick’s story, it’s 1962 in a world where the Allies lost World War II. Nazi Germany runs the eastern portion of what was the United States; Imperial Japan rules the west. A small group of secretive rebels finds a strange newsreel that could change everything, but at great cost. The entire series is now available to stream on Amazon Prime. DJ Qualls plays West Coast dweller Ed McCarthy, best friend of artist Frank Frink. Qualls is simultaneously starring on Syfy Channel’s Z NATION […]Read On »

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MINORITY REPORT: Wilmer Valderrama gives the scoop on Season 1 – exclusive interview

Wilmer Walderrama as Will Blake in MINORITY REPORT | © 2015 Michael Becker /FOX

Wilmer Valderrama got his big break as the goofy Fez in eight years of the half-hour comedy THAT ‘70S SHOW, but since then he’s done a lot of dramatic roles and expanded into producing and comic books. Right now, television viewers can see the Miami-born Valderrama as a series regular on two entirely different series. On Fox Network, Monday nights at 9 PM, Valderrama plays credit-hogging police lieutenant Will Blake in MINORITY REPORT. Based on the story by Philip K. Dick and the 2002 feature film directed by Steven Spielberg (who serves as one of the show’s executive producers), MINORITY […]Read On »

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MINORITY REPORT: Showrunner Max Borenstein talks Season 1 – Interview

Stark Sands as Dash, Megan Good as Det. Laura Vega and Nick Zano as Arthur in MINORITY REPORT - Season 1 | ©2015 Fox/

In Fox Networks’s new series MINORITY REPORT, Mondays at 9 PM, it’s 2065, eleven years after the events in the 2002 film directed by Steven Spielberg from Philip K. Dick’s science fiction short story. The “precogs” who had been held in isolation, forced to serve the Precrime division of law enforcement with their visions of crimes not yet committed, have been freed. The cops of Washington, D.C. are back to solving murders the old-fashioned way, after they’ve happened. The three precogs we met in the film are now eleven years older. Agatha (Laura Regan) still believes in keeping separate from […]Read On »

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ASCENSION co-creator Philip Levens talks about the Syfy series – Interview

ASCENSION Key Art | ©2014 Syfy

In Syfy’s six-hour, three-night event ASCENSION, which concludes Wednesday December 17, the eponymous spacecraft launched from Earth back in 1963 as a secret project meant to save the human race from nuclear war. The inhabitants of Ascension, now in their fiftieth year of space travel, are halfway to the nearest habitable planet; the older voyagers who are alive now will be very old if they survive to reach their destination. No one has had contact with Earth since shortly after launch and consequently doesn’t know if the world even exists any more. The people aboard Ascension are still very much […]Read On »

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Exclusive Photos from the TOTAL RECALL Los Angeles Premiere

Colin Farrell at the Premiere of TOTAL RECALL | ©2012 Sue Schneider

Recently Columbia Pictures held the Los Angeles Premiere of TOTAL RECALL at the Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. TOTAL RECALL, which is now playing, is an action thriller about reality and memory, inspired anew by the famous short story “We Can Remember It For You Wholesale” by Philip K. Dick. Colin Farrell assumes the role made famous by Arnold Schwarzenegger in the 1990 TOTAL RECALL. Seen walking the carpet were the stars of the film, which included: Colin Farrell, Bryan Cranston, Jessica Biel, Kate Beckinsale, John Cho, Bokeem Woodbine, Len Wiseman (Director/Producer), Patrick Tatopoulos (Production Designer), Kurt Wimmer (Screenplay/Screenstory) and […]Read On »

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Comic-Con 2012 News: The scoop on the TOTAL RECALL remake and how different it is from the 1990 original

TOTAL RECALL poster | ©2012 Sony Pictures

How different is the new TOTAL RECALL remake? Director Len Wiseman spoke to the press at Comic-Con 2012 about his new film which is also based on the Phillip K. Dick short story “We Can Remember It For You Wholesale”. “There are things that are definitely drawn from the films as well as the short story,” says Wiseman. “I was intrigued by the way the characters were dealt with in this won. They were familiar characters, but done in a different context.” Colin Farrell is Quaid this time out, with Kate Beckinsale playing his double-crossing wife and Jessica Biel as […]Read On »

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First Look: The full-length TOTAL RECALL trailer is finally here

TOTAL RECALL poster | ©2012 Sony Pictures

Sony Pictures gave a short tease for the new TOTAL RECALL trailer late last week, and now the full-length version has finally arrived. A remake of the classic 1990 Arnold Schwarzenegger film, the new Len Wiseman directed film based on the Philip L. Dick novel puts Colin Farrell in the title role of a man in the distant future who is discovers his memories have been falsified and realizes he’s a spy and now must escape the futuristic bad guys trying to stop him. The film also stars Kate Beckinsale and Jessica Biel and arrives in theaters on August 3, […]Read On »

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Movie Review: THE ADJUSTMENT BUREAU

THE ADJUSTMENT BUREAU movie poster | ©2011 Universal Pictures

Stars: Matt Damon, Emily Blunt, Anthony Mackie, John Slattery, Michael Kelly, Terence Stamp Writer: George Nolfi, based on the story THE ADJUSTMENT TEAM by Philip K. Dick Director: George Nolfi Distributor: Universal Pictures Release Date: March 4, 2011 Screenwriter George Nolfi, who has previously tackled THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM, OCEAN’S TWELVE and TIMELINE, makes his feature directorial debut with THE ADJUSTMENT BUREAU (adapted by Nolfi from Philip K. Dick’s THE ADJUSTMENT TEAM). The film has a curious inversion of the usual problem that plagues big science-fiction/fantasy films. Instead of a terrific idea populated by rote characters, here we’ve got delightful characters […]Read On »

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