Movie Review: THE COURIER

THE COURIER movie poster | ©2021 Lionsgate

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Merab Ninidze, Rachel Brosnahan, Jessie Buckley, Angus Wright, Zeljko Ivanek, Kirill Pirogov, Anton Lesser, Maria Mironova, Vladimir Chuprikov Writer: Tom O’Connor Director: Dominic Cooke Distributor: Lionsgate Release Date: March 19, 2021  THE COURIER begins with the onscreen statement, “This film is based on true events.” This is accurate. Whether those events happened the way they’re depicted here or not, THE COURIER is a cracking good period spy thriller. By 1960, both the United States and Soviet Union had enough weapons to wipe out humanity (and presumably most other organic life on the planet). Many people […]Read On »

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THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL: Kevin Pollak on Season 3 – Interview

Kevin Pollak in THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL | ©2019 Amazon

Amazon’s THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL began streaming its third season (the series premiered in 2017) on December 6, 2019; Season 4 will premiere later in 2020. Amy Sherman-Palladino created the comedy series, which stars Rachel Brosnahan as Miriam “Midge” Maisel, a New York divorcee in the ‘60s who surprises herself by becoming a stand-up comedian. THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL has won a truckload of Emmys in its first two seasons, including for Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Actress (Brosnahan), Outstanding Supporting Actress (Alex Borstein, two years in a row, for her performance as Midge’s agent, Susie Myerson), and Outstanding Supporting Actor […]Read On »

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Olivia Williams takes MANHATTAN – Exclusive Interview

Olivia Williams in MANHATTAN - Season 1 | ©2014 WGN

WGN America’s new series MANHATTAN, airing Sunday nights, is a dramatized look at the then-ultra-secret World War II-era Manhattan Project. The United States hid away a group of scientists and their families in Los Alamos, New Mexico, so that the atomic bomb could be developed without prying eyes. Olivia Williams plays Liza Winter, another scientist who finds herself professionally ignored while her husband Frank, portrayed by John Benjamin Hickey, toils with the other physicists on the practical applications of nuclear fusion. Williams, a native of London, England, is no stranger to historical stories or characters with big secrets. Regarding the […]Read On »

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MANHATTAN star Daniel Stern takes on the atom bomb

The cast of MANHATTAN on WGN | © 2014 WGN

In WGN America’s new Sunday night drama series MANHATTAN, the title refers not to New York City but rather to the Manhattan Project in Los Alamos, New Mexico. This was the code name for the top secret work of scientists who, during World War II, were racing to create an atomic weapon before the Nazis could beat them to it. While some people depicted in MANHATTAN are historical figures, such as J. Robert Oppenheimer, most of them are characters invented by series creator Sam Shaw. Daniel Stern plays one of Shaw’s original characters, senior scientist Glen Babbit, who is a […]Read On »

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Exclusive Photos from the BEAUTIFUL CREATURES World Premiere

Alden Ehrenreich at the World Premiere of BEAUTIFUL CREATURES | ©2013 Sue Schneider

Warner Bros. Pictures, Alcon Entertainment recently presented the World Premiere of BEAUTIFUL CREATURES, a 3 Arts Entertainment/Belle Pictures Production at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. Streets were closed from Highland to Orange on the boulevard and fans lined the street to get an autograph and a picture with the stars of the film. BEAUTIFUL CREATURES is a supernatural love story from the first novel in the best-selling series by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl. Walking the carpet were the stars of the film, which included: Alden Ehrenreich, Alice Englert, Emmy Rossum, Thomas Mann, Zoey Deutch, Tiffany Boone, Kyle Gallner, […]Read On »

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