CITY ON A HILL: Jonathan Tucker gives the scoop on new Boston crime drama – Exclusive Interview

Jonathan Tucker as Frankie Ryan in CITY ON A HILL - Season 1 | ©2018 Showtime/Eric Ogden

Showtime’s Sunday night drama CITY ON A HILL is set in 1990s Boston. Rule-breaking FBI agent Jackie Rohr (Kevin Bacon) and erstwhile upstanding district attorney DeCourcy Ward (Aldis Hodge) join forces to track down the crime crew of Frankie Ryan, played by Jonathan Tucker. Frankie and his team specialize in robbing armored cars, but during their last job, Frankie’s brother Jimmy (Mark O’Brien) got hot-tempered and shot one of the guards, necessitating (in Frankie’s eyes) killing the other two witnesses. Now Frankie is trying to keep alive, solvent and free, while also tending to his marriage and three young kids. […]Read On »

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Interview: THE AVENGERS star Jeremy Renner targets Hawkeye

Jeremy Renner in THE AVENGERS | ©2012 Marvel Studios

Jeremy Renner is no stranger to playing men caught up in violent activity on the streets or in war. He got a Best Actor Oscar nomination for his work as a military bomb-defusing expert in THE HURT LOCKER and he’s had key roles in SWAT – alongside THE AVENGERS colleague Samuel L. Jackson – THE TOWN, MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: GHOST PROTOCOL and 28 WEEKS LATER. Renner also gave a mesmerizing performance as the title character in the fact-based film DAHMER and has even played a vampire in an episode of THE AVENGERS writer/director Joss Whedon’s TV series ANGEL back in 2000. […]Read On »

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The X List: Assignment X’s Best of 2010 – Movies

TRUE GRIT poster | ©2010 Paramount Pictures

The best films of 2010, in the opinion of this reviewer (who still has to catch up with THE FIGHTER, WINTER’S BONE and several other acclaimed releases): THE SOCIAL NETWORK Normally, people working with computers is one of the most boring things that can be put on screen. Director David Fincher, writer Aaron Sorkin and an across-the-board brilliant cast headed up by Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield and Justin Timberlake leave the computers in the background and illustrate the dynamics of friendship and ambition in a way that is remarkably compelling and universal. The fact that the film is about the […]Read On »

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In Memorium: THE TOWN and IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER actor passes away at 64

Pete Postlewaite in THE TOWN | ©2010 Warner Bros.

Popular British character actor Pete Postlethwaite, who was recently seen in the Ben Affleck directed drama THE TOWN, CLASH OF THE TITANS and INCEPTION, passed away over the weekend at the age of 64 after a battle with cancer. Postlethwaite performed with the Royal Shakespeare Company as well as becoming a solid character performer in numerous films over the years, but it was his role in the Jim Sheridan directed IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER that garnered the notice of Hollywood in 1993 and the actor has been working non-stop ever since. Roles in USUAL SUSPECTS, JAMES AND THE […]Read On »

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The Rundown of the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival

Rebecca Hall and Ben Affleck in THE TOWN | &copy 2010 Warner Bros.

The Toronto Film Festival has always been more than just a bunch of movies. With the easy mass transit, the wealth of great restaurants and swinging parties it’s a world class event. But who wants to hear about what I ate and drank? It’s all about the movies dummy. Here’s the highlights… BALADA TRISTE (THE LAST CIRCUS) The best film of the festival also had the most confusing title. In some press books it was referred to as THE LAST CIRCUS in others THE BALLAD OF THE SAD TRUMPET. Never mind. What you need to know about this Spanish film […]Read On »

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