THE GREAT INDOORS: Stephen Fry – exclusive interview

Stephen Fry in THE GREAT INDOORS | © 2016 CBS

Stephen Fry is one of those protean creative people who seems to have done everything. The Englishman was part of the Cambridge (University) Footlights Revue, a regular in BLACKADDER alongside Hugh Laurie, who became his partner in comedy in the series JEEVES & WOOSTER and then A BIT OF FRY & LAURIE, a novelist, an essayist, a playwright and a film actor. Now Fry is a regular in CBS’s new Thursday night half-hour comedy THE GREAT INDOORS. Fry plays Roland, the jovial boss of an outdoors magazine who is not greatly bothered by the discomfort of reporter Jack, played by […]Read On »

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Movie Review: THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG

THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG movie poster | ©2013 Warner Bros. / New Line / MGM

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Benedict Cumberbatch, Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Luke Evans, Stephen Fry, Ken Stott, James Nesbitt, Orlando Bloom Writers: Fran Walsh & Philippa Boyens & Peter Jackson & Guillermo del Toro, based on the novel THE HOBBIT by J.R.R. Tolkien Director: Peter Jackson Distributor: Warners/New Line/MGM Release Date: December 13, 2013 On one level, filmmaker Peter Jackson and his loyal companions have a problem uncommon in book-to-film adaptations. Most of these require that large chunks of the source material be removed or at least condensed and altered to fit into a running time […]Read On »

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Exclusive Photos from THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG Los Angeles Premiere

Benedict Cumberbatch at the Los Angeles Premiere of THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG | ©sue Schneider

New Line Cinema, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures presented the Los Angeles Premiere of THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG recently at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. Fans lines the street and up the center of the Hollywood/Highland Complex where the black carpet ran right up to the stairs leading to the doors of the Dolby Theatre. The fans were more then happy to be able to get up close to get pictures and autographs of the stars. THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG continues the adventure of Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) on an epic quest to reclaim the […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Michael Sheen on the joys of MASTERS OF SEX

Michael Sheen in MASTERS OF SEX | ©2013 Showtime/Michael Desmond

William Masters and Virginia Johnson are now known as two pioneers of research into human sexuality. In 2013, such research is considered normal, but when the duo met up in 1957 and began their study – at that time, Johnson was Masters’ research assistant – it bordered on the unthinkable. Showtime’s MASTERS OF SEX, Sundays at 10 PM, developed by Michelle Ashford based on Thomas Maier’s nonfiction book, chronicles the beginnings of the complex relationship between Masters and Johnson, as well as how they went about their research and what they learned. Michael Sheen plays Masters and Lizzy Caplan plays […]Read On »

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Movie Review: SHERLOCK HOLMES: A GAME OF SHADOWS

SHERLOCK HOLMES - A GAME OF SHADOWS poster | ©2011 Warner Bros.

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Noomi Rapace, Jared Harris, Kelly Reilly, Rachel McAdams, Stephen Fry Writers: Michele Mulroney & Kieran Mulroney, based on the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Director: Guy Ritchie Distributor: Warner Bros. Let’s get the big question out of the way at the top – yes, SHERLOCK HOLMES: A GAME OF SHADOWS is an improvement on its 2009 predecessor. The new film brings back Robert Downey Jr. as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s beloved creation, nineteenth-century London sleuth Sherlock Holmes, with Jude Law reprising his role as Holmes’ sidekick/chronicler Dr. John Watson and Guy […]Read On »

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Breaking News: The HOBBIT prequels are officially named and given release dates

Director Peter Jackson on set THE HOBBIT | ©2011 Peter Jackson

Director Peter Jackson has earned enough good will in his impressive career, that he’s afforded a misstep or two every now and again. However, with the full titles for his new THE HOBBIT prequels to his LORD OF THE RINGS now officially announced, this may be one misstep that is going to haunt him for some time. The first film will be called THE HOBBIT: AN EXPECTED JOURNEY and hits theaters December 14, 2012, while the second, dubbed THE HOBBIT: THERE AND BACK AGAIN, arrives a year later on December 13, 2013. Jackson scripted the films with Fran Walsh, Philippa […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: BONES star John Francis Daley has a Sweets time

John Francis Daley in BONES - Season 6 | ©2010 Fox/Brian Bowen Smith

On BONES, shady guest characters have a tendency to underestimate the professional skills of Dr. Lance Sweets, the youthful clinical psychologist who works with the team in profiling suspects – and occasionally profiles his colleagues, much to their discomfort. John Francis Daley (of FREAKS AND GEEKS and the Broadway production of the Who’s TOMMY), who plays Sweets, evaluates his work on the show for us. ASSIGNMENT X: Did you do any research into being a mental health professional when you got this part? JOHN FRANCIS DALEY: I just made sure to hang around a lot of mentally unstable people. In […]Read On »

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