TV Review: 24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY – “1 p.m. to 2 p.m.”

Jack (Kiefer Sutherland) is on the move trying to stop a terrorist attack in 24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY | © 2014 Daniel Smith/FOX

Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Yvonne Strahovski, Tate Donovan, Mary Lynn Rajskub, William Devane, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Giles Matthey, Michael Wincott, Benjamin Bratt, Kim Raver Writers: Sang Kyu Kim, Patrick Somerville Director: Adam Kane Network: Fox, airs Monday nights @ 9 p.m. Original Telecast: May 12, 2014 Obviously whenever you go into a season of 24, regardless of whether or not it has been off the air for four season, you expect certain things to take shape. Lots of Jack (Kiefer Sutherland) running around but running out of time (hence the countdown clock, it’s always about time on 24). Moles – There’s at […]Read On »

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TV Review: 24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY – “11:00AM to 12:00PM” / “12:00PM to 1:00PM” – Season Premiere

24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY poster | ©2014 Fox/Harley Evans

Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Yvonne Strahovski, Tate Donovan, Mary Lynn Rajskub, William Devane, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Giles Matthey, Michael Wincott, Benjamin Bratt, Kim Raver Writers: “11:00AM-12:00PM” – Evan Katz, Manny Coto, “12:00PM to 1:00PM” – Robert Cochran, David Fury Director: Jon Cassar Network: Fox, airs Monday nights Original Telecast: May 6, 2014 Very few TV series warrant a return to television, especially after being off the air for only four years, but 24 is the exception to the rule. It’s a series that broke the television model with its innovative format (a real time story told in 24 episodes) and it went […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: HOSTAGES producers Jeffrey Nachmanoff and Rick Eid on their CBS series

Dylan McDermott in HOSTAGES - Season 1 - "Burden of Truth" | ©2013 CBS/Jeff Neira

In CBS’s new series HOSTAGES, Mondays at 10 PM, Toni Collette plays noted surgeon Dr. Ellen Sanders, who is chosen to operate on the President of theUnited States (James Naughton). This is great news for Ellen, until she, her husband (Tate Donovan) and their adolescent son Jake (Mateus Sanders) and daughter Morgan (Quinn Taylor) are held captive in their own home by a small group led by renegade FBI agent Duncan Carlisle (Dylan McDermott).Duncan demands that Ellen let the president die during surgery – or her family will be killed. In the pilot episode, Ellen lets the president live, setting […]Read On »

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TV Review: HOSTAGES – Season 1 – “Pilot” – Series Premiere

Dylan McDermott in HOSTAGES - Season 1 - "Pilot" | ©2013 CBS/Nicole Rivelli

Stars: Toni Collette, Dylan McDermott, Tate Donovan, Billy Brown, Sandrine Holt, Rhys Coiro, Quinn Shephard, Mateus Ward, James Naughton Writers: Alon Aranya & Jeffrey Nachmanoff, original idea by Omri Givon Director: Jeffrey Nachmanoff Network: CBS, Mondays @ 10 PM Original Airdate: September 23, 2013 It’s not right to compare every serialized TV thriller series to 24, but HOSTAGES makes such an analogy tempting, particularly to the previous series’ first season. There is the central story element, with a doctor being blackmailed by a rogue FBI agent, there’s the pacing, there are the twists. There are also conflicted people with guns […]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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