Movie Review: OUR BRAND IS CRISIS

Our Brand is Crisis | © 2015 Warner Bros

Rating: R Stars: Sandra Bullock, Billy Bob Thornton, Anthony Mackie, Joaquim de Almeida, Ann Dowd, Scoot McNairy, Zoe Kazan, Dominic Flores, Reynaldo Pacheco, Louis Arcella Writer: Peter Straughan, inspired by the documentary by Rachel Boynton Director: David Gordon Green Distributor: Warner Bros. Release Date: October 30, 2015 “Inspired” by Rachel Boynton’s 2005 documentary of the same name, OUR BRAND IS CRISIS explores what happens during and after a political campaign in Bolivia is run by American consultants. The fictional film, directed by David Gordon Green and scripted by Peter Straughan, is often insightful and thought-provoking. Unfortunately and perhaps ironically, this […]Read On »

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HALT AND CATCH FIRE: Stars Kerry Bishe and Scoot McNairy on Season 2 – Exclusive Interview

Kerry Bishe and Scoot McNairy in HALT AND CATCH FIRE - Season 2 | ©2015 AMC/Tina Rowden

In Season 2 of AMC’s HALT AND CATCH FIRE, Sundays at 10 PM, we’ve jumped from 1982 to 1985. Lee Pace’s Machiavellian manager Joe MacMillan has returned to Texas, where Scoot McNairy’s Gordon Clark now heads up the computer development department of manufacturing firm Cardiff Electric. Gordon’s wife Donna, played by Kerry Bishe, also a code writer, has jumped ship to work at the Mutiny multiplayer game company founded by former Cardiff employee Cameron Howe (Mackenzie Davis). If Bishe and McNairy look like they belong together as a couple, that’s already occurred to others – the two actors were previously […]Read On »

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HALT AND CATCH FIRE’s Jonathan Lisco gives the scoop on Season 2 – exclusive interview

Kerry Bishe as Donna Clark and Mackenzie Davis as Cameron Howe in HALT AND CATCH FIRE | © 2015 Frank Ockenfels 3/AMC

In AMC’s HALT AND CATCH FIRE, now in its second season Sundays at 10 PM, we’re in the middle of the Eighties and the technological revolution is in full swing. In the first season of the show created by Christopher Cantwell and Christopher C. Rogers, it’s 1982. Lee Pace’s character, self-destructive marketing genius Joe MacMillan swoops into the small Texas firm of Cardiff Electric and forces the company to compete with IBM in developing a PC. By the end of the season, Joe’s sometimes ally/sometimes victim, computer engineer Gordon Clark (Scoot McNairy), was running Cardiff’s development department and Gordon’s wife […]Read On »

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HALT AND CATCH FIRE: Lee Pace on Season 2 – Exclusive Interview

Lee Pace as Joe MacMillan in HALT AND CATCH FIRE - Season 2 | ©2015 AMC/Frank Ockenfels 3

AMC’s HALT AND CATCH FIRE, a great show that deserves your viewership if you’re not already watching, returns for its second season tonight at 10 PM. Created by Jonathan Lisco, HALT AND CATCH FIRE is set in the 1980s and deals with the advent of the personal computer (the title refers to a command that causes a hard drive to destroy itself). Lee Pace stars as Joe MacMillan, who arrives at the small Texas company Cardiff Electric in 1982 and proceeds to more or less trick them into developing a new PC to compete with IBM, where Joe was previously […]Read On »

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Movie Review: GONE GIRL

GONE GIRL movie poster | ©2014 20th Century Fox

Rating: R Stars: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry, Carrie Coon, Kim Dickens, Patrick Fugit, Scoot McNairy Writer: Gillian Flynn, based on her novel Director: David Fincher Distributor: 20th Century Fox Release Date: October 3, 2014 GONE GIRL achieves something rather unusual – it keeps us engaged and eager to know what will happen next, even as we’re not sure that we like the people who are most affected by the story’s events. Based on Gillian Flynn’s best-selling novel, with a screenplay by Flynn that’s directed by David Fincher, GONE GIRL takes turns in showing us several […]Read On »

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Movie Review: ARGO

ARGO movie poster | ©2012 Warner Bros.

Rating: R Stars: Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, Alan Arkin, John Goodman, Victor Garber, Scoot McNairy, Tate Donovan, Clea DuVall, Rory Cochrane, Christopher Denham, Kerry Bishe Writer: Chris Terrio, based on a selection from THE MASTER OF DISGUISE by Antonio J. Mendez and the Wired Magazine article “The Great Escape” by Joshuah Bearman Director: Ben Affleck Distributor: Warner Bros. Release Date: October 12, 2012 If those who don’t remember the past are destined to repeat it, those who do remember are largely destined to love ARGO, which gets its period specifics just right while simultaneously cranking the tension to eleven. This […]Read On »

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Exclusive Photos from the 37th ANNUAL SATURN AWARDS press room

Anna Torv, Jeff Pinkner, Joel Wyman, John Noble at the 37th Annual Saturn Awards | ©2011 Sue Schneider

Thanks for waiting for the rest of the photos of the Winners from the 37th SATURN AWARDS. Still waiting for the Mother Ship to come down with the cure for this flu!! It’s been a bad one and just won’t go away! Walking into the press room were the winners and presenters, which included: Bert I. Gordon, Mel Brooks, French Stewart, Jaime Robledo, Andrew Connolly, Andrew Kasch, Heather Langenkamp, Thommy Hutson, Ray Gagnon, Claire Coffee, Marc Scott Zicree, Clancy Brown, Kurt Wimmer, Sunil Perkash, Michael Pare’, Michael Biehn, Jennifer Blanc-Biehn, Rick Baker, Brad Dourif, Dave Elsey, Darren Gilford, Jonathan Schaech, […]Read On »

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Movie Review: MONSTERS

MONSTERS movie poster | ©2010 Magnet Releasing

MONSTERS is an inventive low-budget blend of science-fiction, horror, character study and political parable. It hits this last aspect a bit hard, but otherwise, it’s very entertaining. Director/writer Gareth Edwards admirably avoids the one-two-three-something-jumps-out-of-the-dark scares common to creature features in favor of a steady sense of tension. The film has the “what-if?” factor of DISTRICT 9, the giant entities wreaking havoc of CLOVERFIELD, the astonishing natural splendor of its Mexican/Central American locations and the soul of a low-budget indie.

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