IMPULSE: Co-creator Doug Liman on his new series based on his film JUMPER – Exclusive Interview

IMPULSE - Season 1 Key Art | ©2018 YouTube Red

The new YouTube Red series IMPULSE is based on the 2008 film JUMPER, which is in turn based on a novel by Steven Gould. Doug Liman (THE BOURNE IDENTITY, MR. & MRS. SMITH, EDGE OF TOMORROW) directed and produced JUMPER and now one of the creative forces behind IMPULSE, developing and executive producing the series, as well as directing the pilot. IMPULSE concerns small-town teen Henrietta “Henry” Cole (Maddie Hasson), who discovers she has the power to teleport. This is at first more of a predicament than a gift – it manifests when she is frightened, she can’t control where […]Read On »

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TEN DAYS IN THE VALLEY: Adewale Akinnouye-Agbaje plays detective in new ABC series – Interview

Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje in TEN DAYS IN THE VALLEY - Season 1 | ©2017 ABC/Eric McCandless

As its title suggests, ABC’s Sunday night miniseries TEN DAYS IN THE VALLEY takes place over the course of a week-and-a-half in L.A. County. Kyra Sedgwick (also an executive producer here) stars as TV producer/writer Jane Sadler. Jane, who previously made documentaries, is doing her first drama series, concerned with police corruption, which is closer to reality than some people would like. Jane is also in the middle of a hostile marital separation when her young daughter Lake (Abigail Pniowsky) vanishes from their home in the middle of the night. Adewale Akinnouye-Agbaje (when asked, he cordially supplies the correct pronunciation: […]Read On »

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Movie Review: JASON BOURNE

JASON BOURNE | © 2016 Universal

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Matt Damon, Tommy Lee Jones, Alicia Vikander, Vincent Cassel, Julia Stiles, Riz Ahmed, Ato Essandoh, Scott Shepherd Writers: Paul Greengrass & Christopher Rouse, based on characters created by Robert Ludlum Director: Paul Greengrass Distributor: Universal Release Date: July 29, 2016 JASON BOURNE Director Paul Greengrass can do kinetic action with the best of them – he also helmed the last two Jason Bourne adventures, THE BOURNE SUPREMACY and THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM, as well as the riveting UNITED 93. However, Greengrass and co-scripter Christopher Rouse (who also serves as JASON BOURNE’s film editor) have centered the new film […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Franka Potente on COPPER Season 2

Franka Potente as Eva Heissen in COPPER - Season 2 | ©2013 BBC AMERICA/Cineflix (Copper 2) Inc./Steve Wilkie

COPPER, the first scripted series made specifically for BBC America, is now in its second season, Sunday nights at 10 PM. The series is set in New York’s dangerous Five Points neighborhood in the mid-1860s, while the Civil War still rages. Union Army veteran and Irish immigrant Kevin “Corky” Corcoran (Tom Weston-Jones) is now a member of the local police force, trying to keep order. Prussian immigrant Eva Heissen, played by Franka Potente, is a businesswoman who runs a brothel and is sometimes Corky’s lover, though lately she’s been dealing with the new power in town, Donal Logue’s character Brendan […]Read On »

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Movie Review: THE BOURNE LEGACY

THE BOURNE LEGACY poster | ©2012 Universal Pictures

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Jeremy Renner, Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton, Stacy Keach Writers: Tony Gilroy & Dan Gilroy, story by Tony Gilroy, inspired by the Robert Ludlum novels Director: Tony Gilroy Distributor: Universal Pictures Release Date: August 10, 2012 In the BOURNE trilogy – 2002’s THE BOURNE IDENTITY, 2004’s THE BOURNE SUPREMACY and 2007’s THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM – Matt Damon starred as superspy Jason Bourne, who battled his way through amnesia in from the cold to force the agency that created him to stop hunting him and leave him alone. It should be stated up front that, although Jason Bourne is […]Read On »

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Interview: Doug Liman and Jordan Carlos on I JUST WANT MY PANTS BACK

Elisabeth Hower, Jordan Carlos, Kim Shaw, Patrick Vack in I JUST WANT MY PANTS BACK - Season 1 | ©2012 MTV

In MTV’s new live-action comedy I JUST WANT MY PANTS BACK, four twenty-something friends in Brooklyn try to make their way through the world. Jason (Peter Vack) gets himself into the title situation and his best friend Tina (Kim Shaw) is similarly prone to encounters with strangers. However, Jason’s other pal Eric, played by Jordan Carlos, is still involved with his college sweetheart Stacey (Elisabeth Hower). The series is written by David J. Rosen, based on his novel. Doug Liman (SWINGERS, THE BOURNE IDENTITY, MR. & MRS. SMITH) is not only the executive producer of the series, with producing partner […]Read On »

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