DESIGNATED SURVIVOR: Creator David Guggenheim on new Kiefer Sutherland series – Exclusive Interview

Kiefer Sutherland in DESIGNATED SURVIVOR - Season 1 | ©2016 ABC/Bob D’Amico

In ABC’s new Wednesday-night drama DESIGNATED SURVIVOR, Kiefer Sutherland stars as Tom Kirkman, a low-level government department head who suddenly finds himself President of the United States when a State of the Union address is lethally attacked by persons unknown. David Guggenheim, who wrote the films SAFE HOUSE and STOLEN, is the creator of DESIGNATED SURVIVOR. There really is such a status, a government member who is kept separate from events in case of an unlikely disaster that takes out the U.S. President, Vice-President and Speaker of the House. The series also deals with Tom’s relationship with his wife, played […]Read On »

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Interview: THE KILLING star Joel Kinnaman on EASY MONEY and ROBOCOP remake

Joel Kinnaman in EASY MONEY | ©2012 Weinstein Company

Television mystery fans know him as the rule-breaking, dogged Seattle police detective Steven Holder on THE KILLING. Science-fiction film fans are looking forward to his portrayal of the title character in the upcoming remake of ROBOCOP. But in his native Sweden, Joel Kinnaman is already well-known for his star turn as Johan “J.W.” Westlund, a college student turned out-of-his-depth drug trafficker in EASY MONEY. Based on the best-selling novel SNABBA CASH by Jens Lapidus, EASY MONEY is a mixture of crime thriller and social commentary as we see how a group of diverse people clash over a complicated mixture of […]Read On »

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Interview: Joel Kinnaman investigates THE KILLING Season 2 – Part 1

Joel Kinnaman plays Stephen Holder on THE KILLING - Season 2 | ©2012 AMC/Frank Ockenfels

THE KILLING begins its second season tonight, Sunday, on AMC in a two-hour block starting at 8 PM before settling into its regular timeslot at 9 PM next Sunday. Based on the hit Danish series FORBRYDELSEN and developed for American television by Veena Sud. THE KILLING Season 2 follows the homicide investigation of the murder of Seattle-area teenager Rosie Larsen, as well as the crime’s devastating effect on her family. A lot of people were irate that the first season ended without the killer being revealed (perhaps especially because the advertising had so strongly implied the revelation would occur). However, […]Read On »

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CD Review: SAFE HOUSE soundtrack

SAFE HOUSE soundtrack | ©2012 Varese Sarabande Records

SAFE HOUSE is risk-free in more ways than one as it follows most of the same story beats of a CIA dude movie on the run, a genre that was made so popular by the BOURNE IDENTITY franchise. Yet that doesn’t mean this espionage suspenser is lacking for propulsive danger, especially given a tensely effective score by Ramin Djawadi. Though set in South Africa, the German / Iranian composer avoids an ethnic sound and gets straight to the heart of the rhtymic action, with a driving, rock-accented talent he’s already impressively displayed in two MEDAL OF HONOR videogames. Here Djawadi […]Read On »

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