Movie Review: BEAST MODE

BEAST MODE movie poster | ©2020 Devilworks

Rating: Not Rated Stars: C. Thomas Howell, James Duval, Carrie Finklea, Spain Willingham, Leslie Easterbrook, Robert Costanzo, Daz Crawford, Teddy Margas, James Hong, Ray Wise, Aliana Matheis, Douglas Bennett Writers: Chris W. Freeman & Spain Willingham & Drew Fortune Directors: Chris W. Freeman & Spain Willingham Distributor: Devilworks Release Date: December 1, 2020 To paraphrase a famous quote, dying is easy, comedy is hard, parodying Hollywood and trying to do horror at the same time on a low budget is super-hard. Credit BEAST MODE for giving it a go, even if it doesn’t hit the mark much of the time. […]Read On »

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Movie Review: TO YOUR LAST DEATH

TO YOUR LAST DEATH movie poster | ©2020 Quiver Distribution

Rating: Not Rated Stars (voices): Morena Baccarin, William Shatner, Dani Lennon, Bill Moseley, Ray Wise, Mark Whitten, Benjamin Siemon, Florence Hartigan, Damien C. Haas Writers: Tanya Klein & Jim Cirile Director: Jason Axinn Distributor: Quiver Distribution Release Date: October 6, 2020 TO YOUR LAST DEATH bills itself as “the first-ever U.S.-made 2D animated horror movie.” Whether or not this is accurate, it’s an intriguing specimen. Imagine TALES FROM THE CRYPT meets TWILIGHT ZONE meets SAW meets Grand Guignol Greek tragedy played out as modern family psychodrama, played out in limited animation, and (if your head can stop spinning after this […]Read On »

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FRESH OFF THE BOAT: Actor Ray Wise on his ABC series and more – Exclusive Interview

Ray Wise as Marvin in FRESH OFF THE BOAT - "Gotta Be Me"| ©2019 ABC/Andrew Eccles

FRESH OFF THE BOAT, now in its sixth and final season Fridays on ABC, primarily chronicles the Huang family. Based on the memoirs of chef Eddie Huang (played in his youth by Hudson Yang), the series shows Eddie’s Taiwanese immigrant parents, restaurant owner Louis (Randall Park) and novice writer Jessica (Constance Wu), making a go of it with their three young sons in ‘90s Orlando, Florida. Friends and neighbors loom large in the Huangs’ life, especially Dr. Marvin Ellis, played by Ray Wise, along with his wife Honey (Chelsey Crisp) and daughter Nicole (Luna Blaise), who is Eddie’s age. In […]Read On »

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KEVIN (PROBABLY) SAVES THE WORLD: Co-Creator Michele Fazekas on her new fantasy dramedy – Interview

Jason Ritter as Kevin Finn and Kimberly Hébert Gregory as Yvette in KEVIN (PROBABLY) SAVES THE WORLD | ©2017 ABC/Bob D'Amico

In ABC’s new Tuesday-night KEVIN (PROBABLY) SAVES THE WORLD, Jason Ritter plays the title would-be hero. Tasked with finding thirty-five other righteous souls on Earth by Heavenly warrior Yvette (Kimberly Hebert Gregory), Kevin tries to balance this calling with maintaining life in small-town Texas with his widowed sister Amy (JoAnna Garcia Swisher) and observant niece Reese (Chloe East). Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters created KEVIN (PROBABLY) SAVES THE WORLD together. The writing/producing partners are also responsible for REAPER, about a young man, Sam, who discovered his parents had sold his soul to the Devil, played by Ray Wise. Butters and […]Read On »

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FRESH OFF THE BOAT: Luna Blaise talks new ABC comedy – exclusive interview

Luna Blaise in FRESH OFF THE BOAT - "Showdown at the Golden Saddle" | ©2015 ABC/Ron Tom

Based on the life and memoirs of celebrity chef Eddie Huang, ABC’s Tuesday-night half-hour comedy FRESH OFF THE BOAT shows Eddie as a young teenager, played by Hudson Yang, in the early 1990s, when his father Louis (Randall Park) uproots the family from Washington, D.C. to Florida in order to open a Western-themed restaurant. Mom Jessica (Constance Wu) and Eddie and his younger brothers (played by Forrest Wheeler and Ian Chen) try to adjust to the new community. Los Angeles native Luna Blaise plays Eddie’s friend Nicole. In a phone interview, the young actress talks working on the single-camera comedy. […]Read On »

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DVD/Blu-ray Review: DIGGING UP THE MARROW

DIGGING UP THE MARROW | © 2015 Image Entertainment

Rating: Not Rated Stars: Ray Wise, Adam Green, Will Barratt Writer: Adam Green Director: Adam Green Distributor: RLJ Entertainment/Image Entertainment Release Date: March 24, 2015 Between making horror movies (the HATCHET series and FROZEN, not to be confused with the animated Disney film), horror shorts and a horror-comedy TV series (HOLLISTON) writer/director/producer Adam Green knows plenty about the horror business. His new film DIGGING UP THE MARROW has an insider’s knowledge and delight in genre conventions, which he manages to simultaneously tweak and honor. DIGGING UP THE MARROW has a documentary format, with Green playing himself and his regular cinematographer, […]Read On »

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The scoop on MARVEL’S AGENT CARTER – Exclusive Interview with producers Michele Fazekas & Tara Butters

Hayley Atwell as Agent Peggy Carter in MARVEL'S AGENT CARTER | © 2015 Marvel/Katrin Marchinowski

ABC is keeping the writing/executive-producing team of Tara Butters and Michele Fazekas very busy. The duo remain as show runners on the supernatural drama RESURRECTION, in its second season Sundays at 9 PM, and are also show runners on the new MARVEL’S AGENT CARTER, which has its two-hour premiere Tuesday at 8 PM before settling into its regular 9 PM slot. AGENT CARTER stars Hayley Atwell as S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Peggy Carter, introduced as the WWII-era colleague and love interest of Steve Rogers, aka Captain America, in 2011’s feature CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER. With Cap missing and feared dead in […]Read On »

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DVD Review: TOM HOLLAND’S TWISTED TALES

TOM HOLLAND'S TWISTED TALES | ©2014 RLJ Entertainment / Image Entertainment

Rating: Not Rated Stars: William Forsythe, Danielle Harris, Ray Wise, AJ Bowen, Sarah Butler, Angela Bettis, Amber Benson Writer: Tom Holland Director: Tom Holland Distributor: RLJ Entertainment/Image Entertainment DVD Release Date: March 18, 2014 TOM HOLLAND’S TWISTED TALES began life last year as an anthology series on FearNet. Nine episodes have been gathered on DVD, with jocular on-camera introductions by writer/director/producer Holland (of FRIGHT NIGHT and CHILD’S PLAY fame). The segments are of varying lengths – the longest, “The Pizza Guy,” is approximately twenty minutes – and cover a whole spectrum of horror topics, from werewolves, vampires and Satanism to […]Read On »

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TV Review: WILFRED – Season 1 – “Identity” – Season Finale

Elijah Wood in WILFRED - Season 1 - "Identity" | ©2011 FX/Ray Mickshaw

Stars: Elijah Wood, Jason Gann, Fiona Gubelmann, Dorian Brown, Chris Klein, Ray Wise Writers: David Zuckerman, series created by Jason Gann & Adam Zwar, adapted for American television by David Zuckerman Director: Randall Einhorn Network: FX, Thursdays @ 10 PM Airdate: September 8, 2011 It seems somehow appropriate that the first season of WILFRED should end with main human character Ryan (Elijah Wood), along with the audience, more confused than when all this started. After all, once he and/or we start asking the questions that finally occur to Ryan about dog-who-appears-as-man-in-a-dog-suit Wilfred (Jason Gann) – “Who are you? What are […]Read On »

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