LINCOLN RHYME: HUNT FOR THE BONE COLLECTOR: Actor Michael Imperioli and executive producers Peter Traugott and Rachel Kaplan on Season 1 – Exclusive Interview

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NBC’s new Friday-night crime drama LINCOLN RHYME: HUNT FOR THE BONE COLLECTOR is based primarily on the series of novels by Jeffery Deaver, and somewhat on the 1999 feature film adaptation of the first novel, THE BONE COLLECTOR. In LINCOLN RHYME: HUNT FOR THE BONE COLLECTOR, Russell Hornsby plays Rhyme, a former NYPD detective rendered quadriplegic by a serial killer known as the Bone Collector (Brian F. O’Byrne). When it seems the Bone Collector has resumed murdering people, the NYPD arranged for Rhyme to be a consultant on the case. Young detective Amelia Sachs (Arielle Kebbel) acts as his eyes […]Read On »

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TV Review: THE LEFTOVERS – Season 1 – “Pilot” – Series Premiere

THE LEFTOVERS - Season 1 poster | ©2014 HBO

Stars: Justin Theroux, Amy Brenneman, Christopher Eccleston Writers: Damon Lindelof & Tom Perrotta based on the novel by Perrotta Director: Peter Berg Network: HBO, airs Sunday nights Original Telecast: June 29, 2014 THE LEFTOVERS is another in TV’s recent fascination with genre stories that show society on the brink of extinction, aduction or tragedy and how they deal with these seen and unseen forces. From REVOLUTION, FALLING SKIES, the TNT series THE LAST SHIP and last summer’s UNDER THE DOME, there’s a similarity in tone and execution in all these stories with their success pending on how they keep the […]Read On »

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Interview: LOST co-creator Damon Lindelof on THE LEFTOVERS

Justin Theroux in THE LEFTOVERS - Season 1 | ©2014 HBO/Paul Schiraldi

In HBO’s new series THE LEFTOVERS, premiering Sunday, June 29, two percent of the world’s population vanishes in an instant, leaving everyone else shocked, grieving and wondering what happened. LOST co-creator Damon Lindelof adapted THE LEFTOVERS for television from ’s novel. Lindelof is at HBO’s session for the Television Critics Association to discuss THE LEFTOVERS. Following the official panel, the writer/executive producer remains for a lot of follow-up questions. ASSIGNMENT X: Is THE LEFTOVERS ever going to tell the audience exactly what caused the disappearance and what happened to the missing people? DAMON LINDELOF: I think what I’d say is, […]Read On »

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Movie Review: OUT OF THE FURNACE

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Rating: R Stars: Christian Bale, Woody Harrelson, Casey Affleck, Zoe Saldana, Forest Whitaker, Willem Dafoe, Tom Bower, Sam Shepard Writers: Brad Ingelsby and Scott Cooper Director: Scott Cooper Distributor: Relativity Media Release Date: December 6, 2013 OUT OF THE FURNACE is a film that seeks to pull deep meaning out of what feels like the closed-ended plot of an episode of a cable series, like JUSTIFIED or BOARDWALK EMPIRE. It is meant to be a heartfelt tale of loss and revenge, but despite some fine performances, the characters are underwritten. There’s only so much emotion we can feel when symbolism […]Read On »

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Interview: RIZZOLI & ISLES Season 3 talk with actors Bruce McGill and Jordan Bridges plus E.P. Janet Tamaro

Sasha Alexander and Angie Harmon in RIZZOLI & ISLES - Season 3 - "Throwing Down the Gauntlet" | ©2012 TNT/Doug Hyun

RIZZOLI & ISLES, the TNT series starring Angie Harmon as Boston Police homicide detective Jane Rizzoli and Sasha Alexander as her best friend, forensic pathologist Maura Isles, is now airing its third season Tuesday nights at 9 PM. Executive producer Janet Tamaro, who adapted Gerritsen’s characters for the television series, is at present on one of the RIZZOLI & ISLES key sets, that of the cop bar the Dirty Robber. “This is its third incarnation,” Tamaro explains. “It was also on BOSTON PUBLIC, I believe.” With Tamaro are actors Bruce McGill, who plays Detective Vince Korsak, formerly Rizzoli’s partner, and […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Jon Cassar walks with dinosaurs on TERRA NOVA

Jason O'Mara and Stephen Lang in TERRA NOVA - Season 1 | ©2011 Fox

In TERRA NOVA the Fox television series, which has its two-hour season finale tonight at 8 PM, a group of colonists have set up a colony 85 million years in the past to save their own lives – despite the dangers from dinosaurs and the like – and perhaps save the future. On TERRA NOVA the production, the producers have set up a team in Australia to shoot the show, which is several thousand miles and multiple time zones away from the series’ Hollywood home base. Bridging the gap between these is producing director Jon Cassar, who spent many years […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Christopher McDonald practices HARRY’S LAW

Christopher McDonald in HARRY'S LAW - Season 2 | ©2011 NBC/John Russo

NBC’s David E. Kelley-created HARRY’S LAW is a midwinter hit that’s back for its second season Wednesdays at 9 PM. Kathy Bates plays Harry Korn, a lawyer who turned her back on a lucrative career in patent law to open her own unorthodox legal practice. Christopher McDonald, the prolific New York-born actor, came aboard as lawyer Tommy Jefferson for what was supposed to be a one-shot role on HARRY’S LAW. The character worked out so well that McDonald is now a series regular. Meanwhile, McDonald is also appearing in his second season of HBO’s Prohibition-era drama BOARDWALK EMPIRE, Sundays at […]Read On »

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Profile: TRUE BLOOD star Stephen Moyer on THE DOUBLE trouble

Stephen Moyer in THE DOUBLE | ©2011 Image Entertainment

In THE DOUBLE, Richard Gere plays former CIA agent Paul Shepherdson, who is dragged back into the field when it looks like the presumed-dead Russian agent he was chasing has resurfaced to kill again. Topher Grace plays Ben Geary, an FBI agent who partners with Paul. Among the people they talk to is Stephen Moyer’s Brutus, an imprisoned KGB assassin who reveres the man the other two are seeking. Moyer, who speaks with his native English accent when not playing characters who hail from elsewhere, speaks with great affection about his best-known character, TRUE BLOOD’s gentlemanly Louisiana vampire Bill Compton. […]Read On »

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