ROBIN OF SHERWOOD Retrospective: Actors Michael Praed and Jason Connery on the classic 1980s series – Exclusive Interview – Part 2

Michael Praed in ROBIN OF SHERWOOD | photo courtesy of Spirit of Sherwood

In Part 2 of our exclusive ROBIN OF SHERWOOD interview with actors Michael Praed and Jason Connery (originally published some years ago in EON MAGAZINE), they talk more about their time playing Robin Hood on the British series. Praed was the peasant Robin of Loxley; Connery played Loxley’s successor, the nobleman Robert of Huntingdon. The series is currently streaming on Amazon Prime and Tubi, and available on DVD and Blu-ray. ROBIN OF SHERWOOD provided an education in much more than on-camera combat for both men. “Just doing a lot of film over the eight-month period, I think I learned a […]Read On »

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Blu-ray Review: POINT BREAK

POINT BREAK | © 2016 Warner Home Video

This should probably be called X-GAMES: THE MOVIE because we get just about every extreme sport rolled into one film in POINT BREAK. I will say, however, that if you are going to do a remake or re-imagining or whatever you’d like to call it, this is the way to go. The original POINT BREAK focused on a group of bank robbers that also happened to be surfers and an FBI guy gains the group’s trust to bring them down from the inside. The same plotline is here but instead of surfers, they are all extreme sports people from snowboarding, […]Read On »

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Movie Review: BARNEY THOMSON

BARNEY THOMSON | © 2016 Gravitas Ventures

Rating: R Stars: Robert Carlyle, Emma Thompson, Ray Winstone, Martin Compston, Ashley Jensen, Brian Pettifer, James Cosmo, Sir Tom Courtenay Writers: Richard Cowan and Colin McLaren, adapted for the screen by Richard Cowan, based on the novel THE LONG MIDNIGHT OF BARNEY THOMSON by Douglas Lindsay Director: Robert Carlyle Distributor: Gravitas Ventures Release Date: March 11, 2016 Scottish actor Robert Carlyle makes his first stab at feature film directing with BARNEY THOMSON. While the setting – urban Glasgow – and the sensibility are perfectly Scottish as well, the movie is more reminiscent of English black comedies like KIND HEARTS AND […]Read On »

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OF KINGS AND PROPHETS: exclusive interview with the producers of the ABC series

Olly Rix stars as David in OF KINGS AND PROPHETS | © 2016 ABC/Trevor Adeline

Most people, regardless of their religious backgrounds or lack thereof, have heard some version of the Biblical story of David vs. Goliath. There’s much more to it than that, however, and now executive producers Chris Brancato, Jason Reed and Reza Aslan have come together to dramatize the tale as a weekly series in ABC Network’s OF KINGS AND PROPHETS, Tuesdays at 10 PM. Olly Rix stars as David, the shepherd who wins the favor of King Saul (Ray Winstone) and eventually becomes King of the Israelites himself. Brancato, whose writing/producing credits include THE X-FILES, FIRST WAVE, HANNIBAL and NARCOS, Biblical […]Read On »

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Movie Review: THE GUNMAN

THE GUNMAN | © 2015 Open Road

Rating: R Stars: Sean Penn, Jasmine Trinca, Javier Bardem, Mark Rylance, Ray Winstone, Idris Elba Writers: Don MacPherson and Peter Travis, based on the novel by Jean-Patrick Manchette Director: Pierre Morel Distributor: Open Road Release Date: March 20, 2015 It may well be that the Jean-Patrick Manchette novel that is the basis for THE GUNMAN is a masterpiece of suspense. The movie version, scripted by Don MacPherson and Peter Travis and directed by Pierre Morel, is not. This would be less of a problem if THE GUNMAN wasn’t trying to be, among other things, a mystery, when the only real […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: ROGUE star Marton Csokas chats about his new series

Marton Csokas in ROGUE | (c) 2013 DirecTV

DirecTV’s thriller series ROGUE, which concludes its first season Wednesday May 29, stars Thandie Newton as former Oakland police detective Grace Travis. Grace returns to her secret identity, minus her badge to investigate the death of her son. Marton Csokas plays Jimmy Laszlo, Grace’s lover and possible nemesis, who runs a shipping business that has a shady side. Csokas was born in New Zealand, holds a Hungarian passport and currently resides in the United States. Worldwide audiences know him as the elf Celeborn in the LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy. Other recent credits include ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER, DREAM HOUSE, […]Read On »

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Movie Review: THE SWEENEY

THE SWEENEY movie poster | ©2013 eOne

Rating: R Stars: Ray Winstone, Ben Drew, Hayley Atwell, Steven Mackintosh, Damian Lewis, Caroline Chikezie Writers: Nick Love & John Hodge, based on the television series created by Ian Kennedy Martin Director: Nick Love Distributor: eOne Release Date: March 1, 2013, theatrical and video on demand THE SWEENEY is based on the ‘70s U.K. police drama of the same name, created by Ian Kennedy Martin and starring John Thaw and Dennis Waterman. For its day, the show was gritty and controversial, showing cops who violently went around the law in the name of upholding it (think more Jack Bauer than […]Read On »

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TV Review: ENDEAVOUR – MASTERPIECE MYSTERY!

Shaun Evans in ENDEAVOUR | ©2012 PBS/ITV

Stars: Shaun Evans, Roger Allam, Danny Webb, Flora Montgomery Writer: Russell Lewis based on the characters created by Colin Dexter Director: Colm McCarthy Network: PBS Airdate: July 1, 2012 For those who were long time fans of the INSPECTOR MORSE series starring John Thaw, MASTERPIECE MYSTERY! Offers up a prequel with the British tele-film ENDEAVOUR. Yes, prequels are getting really annoying and they’re ruining very good franchises when done wrong, yet writer Russell Lewis has “devised” a great new universe for Endeavour Morse before he was an Inspector and when he was just starting out on his road to becoming […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Abigail Thaw talks about ENDEAVOUR, the INSPECTOR MORSE prequel

Abigail Thaw in ENDEAVOUR | ©2012 PBS

John Thaw played the title role in the BBC’s INSPECTOR MORSE, based on the novels by Colin Dexter, from 1987 through 2000, though seven seasons and five specials, shown in the U.S. on PBS. The character died in the final special, THE REMORSEFUL DAY. Actor Thaw passed away in 2002, after forty-one years as a fixture of British television, with starring roles in THE SWEENEY, A YEAR IN PROVENCE and KAVANAGH Q.C. among the many to his credit. Inspector Morse has an ongoing legacy in the INSPECTOR LEWIS series, starring Kevin Whately as Morse’s former sidekick who has stepped into […]Read On »

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Movie Review: HUGO

HUGO movie poster | ©2011 Paramount Pictures

Rating: PG Stars: Ben Kingsley, Asa Butterfield, Chloe Grace Moretz, Sacha Baron Cohen, Ray Winstone, Emily Mortimer, Christopher Lee, Helen McCrory, Michael Stuhlbarg, Frances de la Tour, Richard Griffiths, Jude Law Writer: John Logan, based on the novel THE INVENTION OF HUGO CABRET by Brian Selznick Director: Martin Scorsese Distributor: Paramount Release Date: November 23, 2011 Anyone not acquainted with the subject matter of Brian Selznick’s book THE INVENTION OF HUGO CABRET might wonder what about it caused Martin Scorsese to decide to make a family film. The attraction becomes clear while watching director Scorsese’s HUGO, from John Logan’s screenplay […]Read On »

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