Exclusive Interview: Terry O’Quinn chats GANG RELATED

Terry O'Quinn in GANG RELATED - Season 1 | ©2014 Fox/Patrick Hoelck

In Fox’s new drama GANG RELATED, Thursdays at 9 PM, Ramon Rodriguez plays Ryan Lopez, who has just been accepted into LAPD’s prestigious, and dangerous, Gang Task Force. What no one in the LAPD knows is that Ryan is actually the adopted son of gang patriarch Javier Acosta (played by Cliff Curtis) and originally joined the police as a mole. However, Ryan takes his duties seriously, and his divided loyalties are beginning to take their toll. Terry O’Quinn plays Ryan’s task force boss, Sam Chapel. O’Quinn, who made an indelible impression as the title character in the original film THE […]Read On »

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Movie Review: NEED FOR SPEED

NEED FOR SPEED | © 2014 Walt Disney Pictures

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Aaron Paul, Dominic Cooper, Imogen Poots, Scott Mescudi, Rami Malek, Ramon Rodriguez, Harrison Gilbertson, Dakota Johnson, Michael Keaton Writer: George Gatins, story by George Gatins & John Gatins, based on the Electronic Arts game Director: Scott Waugh Distributor: Walt Disney Pictures Release Date: March 14, 2014 NEED FOR SPEED is actually based on a game by Electronic Arts, but it seems designed as a kind of cinematic methadone for any potential viewers who may not be able to hold on until the next installment of THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS arrives. There are definitely beautiful cars, swift […]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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Exclusive Photos: BATTLE: LOS ANGELES World Premiere

Aaron Eckhart at the premiere of Battle:Los Angeles | ©2011 Sue Schneider

Columbia Pictures held the premiere of BATTLE: LOS ANGELES in Westwood on March 8th, at the Regency Village Theatre. Fans lined the streets of Westwood to get a glimpse of the stars. Walking the black carpet were the stars of the film, which included: Aaron Eckhart (Sgt. Nantz), Michelle Rodriguez (Cpl. Santos), Bridget Moynahan (Michele), Michael Pena (Rincon), Ramon Rodriguez (2nd Lt. Martinez), Jim Parrack (Pvt. Kerns), Ne-Yo (Cpl. Harris), Adetokumboh M’Cormack (Adukwu), Lucas Till (Grayston), Noel Fisher (Pfc. Lenihan), Will Rothhaar (Pvt. Imlay), Neil Brown (Guerrero), Cory Hardrict (Lockett), Taylor Handley (Simmons), Gino Pesi (Stavrou), Bryce Cass (Hector), Susie […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: BATTLE: LA director Jonathan Liebesman is combat ready

Director Jonathan Liebesman and Aaron Eckhart on the set of BATTLE: LA | ©2011 Sony

Director Jonathan Liebesman may have got his start working on the horror films DARKNESS FALLS and THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE: THE BEGINNING, but he’s now moved up to the big budget action leagues with BATTLE: LA. The ambitious and impressive alien invasion flick follows a global alien attack, with Los Angeles being the last hope at victory as a ragtag platoon of marines try to figure out what these aliens are made of and what they want. ASSIGNMENT X recently spoke with Liebesman in this exclusive interview as he talks about filming the movie and teases about what he hopes […]Read On »

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Movie Review: BATTLE: LOS ANGELES

BATTLE: LA final poster | ©2011 Sony Pictures

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Aaron Eckhart, Michelle Rodriguez, Ramon Rodriguez, Bridget Moynahan, Ne-Yo, Michael Pena, Jim Parrack Writer: Chris Bertolini Director: Jonathan Liebesman Distributor: Columbia Pictures Release Date: March 11, 2011 In BATTLE: LOS ANGELES (aka BATTLE: LA), Planet Earth is suddenly under attack in twenty different seaport cities around the globe. As the title suggests, we’re in Los Angeles, present day, where a platoon of U.S. Marines try to get across the city with some civilians in tow, while simultaneously fighting the well-armed invaders. Nobody can accuse director Jonathan Liebesman and writer Chris Bertolini of dragging their feet. BATTLE opens […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: BATTLE: LA actor Michael Pena chats about his new film

Michael Pena at the Los Angeles premiere of BATTLE: LA | ©2011 Sony/Eric Charbonneau

Having played soldiers in the past in many project, Michael Pena relished the opportunity on the new alien invasion flick BATTLE: LA to play a civilian, valiantly trying to save his son from becoming collateral damage with Los Angeles under siege. In an exclusive interview with ASSIGNMENT X, Pena spoke about his new role, why BATTLE: LA (which opens Friday) is so different from other alien invasion films and talks about his upcoming action-comedy TOWER HEIST from director Brett Bratner and starring Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphy. ASSIGNMENT X: You were one of the actors who didn’t get to go […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Ramon Rodriguez prepares for BATTLE: LA

BATTLE: LA | ©2011 Sony Pictures

Most actors prefer the perks of being a star, but for Ramon Rodriguez he enjoys the hard work that goes into the role. In BATTLE: LA, he had the most strenuous experience to date playing 2nd Lt. William Martinez who finds him and his Marine platoon knee-deep in an alien battle against Earth. He not only had the chance to prepare by going to boot camp prior to filming, but he gained an even bigger respect for the military once the project was through. In this exclusive interview with ASSIGNMENT X, Rodriguez talks about his role, as well as looking […]Read On »

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Bosley gets an upgrade in new CHARLIE’S ANGELS TV reboot

BATTLE LA - destruction

The pilot for the new CHARLIE’S ANGELS TV reboot is almost underway, and BATTLE: LA actor Ramon Rodriguez revealed yesterday that the role of Bosley, who he will be playing, is going to be completely different from what we’ve seen before. “The mere fact of them casting me, it shows they’re going in a new direction –  with respect to everyone else,” says Rodriguez. “This is a whole new take. This is my version of Bosley.” While he went through actual Boot Camp training to play a soldier in the alien invasion flick BATTLE: LA hitting theaters March 11, he […]Read On »

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