Movie Review: SKYSCRAPER

SKYSCRAPER movie poster | ©2018 Universal Pictures

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Neve Campbell, Chin Han, Roland Muller, McKenna Melvin, Noah Cottrell, Pablo Schreiber, Byron Mann, Hannah Quinlivan Writer: Rawson Marshall Thurber Director: Rawson Marshall Thurber Release Date: July 13, 2018 The title of SKYSCRAPER would seem to refer to the 210-story structure where most of the action takes place. “The Pearl,” as it is dubbed, is the (fictional) tallest building in all of Asia. But it’s easy to see where SKYSCRAPER could also metaphorically reference Dwayne Johnson’s character Will Sawyer, a hero of towering height, family love, moral rectitude and physical ability. Will was an expert […]Read On »

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RYAN HANSEN SOLVES CRIMES ON TELEVISION: Samira Wiley on Season 1 of the YouTube Red series – Exclusive Interview

Samira Wiley in RYAN HANSEN SOLVES CRIMES ON TELEVISION - Season 1 | ©2017 YouTube Red

RYAN HANSEN SOLVES CRIMES ON TELEVISION is on the streaming service YouTube Red. In it, the actor Ryan Hansen plays an absurdist version of himself, bringing his camera crew to tag along with exasperated LAPD detective Jessica Mathers, who is played by Samira Wiley. Wiley is having quite a year. Her popular character Poussey Washington died tragically in the prison dramedy ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK. Then Wiley received a Supporting Actress Emmy nomination for her work as the severely oppressed Moira in THE HANDMAID’S TALE. On the personal front, Wiley also married ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK writer/producer Lauren […]Read On »

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RYAN HANSEN SOLVES CRIMES ON TELEVISION: Creator Rawson Marshall Thurber on new comedy series – Interview

Ryan Hansen and Samira Wiley in RYAN HANSEN SOLVES CRIMES - Season 1 | ©2017 YouTube Red

In the new YouTube Red comedy series RYAN HANSEN SOLVES CRIMES ON TELEVISION, actor Ryan Hansen plays an oblivious version of himself. This Ryan Hansen is being followed around by a reality TV crew as he helps, and annoys, LAPD Detective Jessica Mathers (Samira Wiley) catch criminals. RYAN HANSEN SOLVES CRIMES ON TELEVISION was created by Rawson Marshall Thurber, a writer/director whose feature credits include the cult comedy DODGEBALL, WE’RE THE MILLERS, CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE and the upcoming actioner SKYSCRAPER. ASSIGNMENT X: Did RYAN HANSEN SOLVES CRIMES ON TELEVISION fit into your movie-making schedule? RAWSON MARSHALL THURBER: It sure did. I […]Read On »

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