Movie Review: ABOUT TIME

ABOUT TIME movie poster | ©2013 Universal Pictures

Rating: R Stars: Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams, Bill Nighy, Lydia Wilson, Lindsay Duncan, Tom Hollander Writer: Richard Curtis Director: Richard Curtis Distributor: Universal Release Date: November 1, 2013 There are moments – long stretches, even – when ABOUT TIME seems as though it’s perhaps too pleasant for its own good. It’s always agreeable and amusing – except when for its effective moments of melancholy and there are the trials and travails of dealing with life and love and time travel, but mostly, it’s a movie that urges us to live as though every day is worth experiencing twice, which is […]Read On »

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Movie Review: FREE BIRDS

FREE BIRDS movie poster | ©2013 Relativity Media

Rating: PG Stars (voices): Owen Wilson, Woody Harrelson, Amy Poehler, George Takei, Colm Meaney, Keith David, Jimmy Hayward Writers: Scott Mosier and Jimmy Hayward, story by David I. Stern & John J. Strauss Director: Jimmy Hayward Distributor: Relativity Media Release Date: November 1, 2013 On the surface, FREE BIRDS is one more animated feature about talking animals putting aside their differences to save themselves and each other – yes, at this point, it constitutes an entire genre. However, it’s hard to tell if the makers of FREE BIRDS are intentionally putting out messages here, or if the whole thing is […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: ALCATRAZ warden Jonny Coyne on the season finale and the future of the series

Jonny Coyne in ALCATRAZ - Season 1 | ©2012 Fox/Kharen Hill

As the Fox thriller series ALCATRAZ has progressed, we’ve learned a little bit about the mysterious Warden Edwin James (Jonny Coyne) as flashbacks have revealed some of the strange things he’s been up to in the 1960s – many of which could be indirectly or directly responsible for the inmates disappearing and now suddenly reappearing in present day San Francisco. It’s in these flashbacks where many questions have come up such as “What’s behind the mysterious door, what’s the Warden doing with the inmates blood and how does he fit into all of this?” ASSIGNMENT X caught up with the […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Producer Daniel Pyne chats ALCATRAZ Season 2 and more

Jorge Garcia in ALCATRAZ - Season 1 - "Clarence Montgomery" |©2012 Fox/Liane Hentscher

In Fox’s new series ALCATRAZ, which has its first-season finale tonight in a two-hour block beginning at 8 PM, San Francisco police homicide Detective Rebecca Madsen (Sarah Jones) notices something strange is going on when the fingerprints of a man who supposedly died fifty years earlier show up at a homicide scene. She subsequently learns that Alcatraz Prison, where the suspect had been incarcerated, was actually shut down because all of the inmates vanished suddenly; they are now showing up in the present. If viewers have noticed a slight change in tone around Episode Seven of ALCATRAZ, executive-produced by J.J. […]Read On »

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TV Review: ALCATRAZ – Season 1 – “Webb Porter”

Rami Malek guest stars on ALCATRAZ - Season 1 - "Webb Porter" | ©2012 Fox/Liane Hentscher

Cast: Sarah Jones, Jorge Garcia, Sam Neill, Parminder Nagra, Jonny Coyne, Robert Forster Writers: Steven Lilien, Bryan Wynbrandt Director: Jack Bender Network: Fox, airs Mondays @ 9 p.m. Original Telecast: March 19, 2012 While the modern plotline in ALCATRAZ was damn lame, it was the flashback and side story that gave us the most entertaining aspects this week. The key issue about “Webb Porter” is that he has a matching blood type that will save Dr. Lucy (Paraminder Nagra) from being forever in a coma after getting shot in the early episodes. This is important to Hauser (Sam Neill) because […]Read On »

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TV Review: ALCATRAZ – Season 1 – “Paxton Petty”

Mehcad Brooks in ALCATRAZ - Season 1 - "Paxton Petty" | ©2012 Fox/Liane Hentscher

Cast: Sarah Jones, Jorge Garcia, Sam Neill, Paraminder Nagra, Jonny Coyne, Leon Rippy Writer: Jennifer Johnson Director: Paul Edwards Network: Fox, airs Mondays @ 9 p.m. Original Telecast: Feb. 13, 2012 “A couple of things … You just killed a good man and my legs hurt.” – Emerson Hauser (Sam Neill) on the ALCATRAZ episode “Paxton Petty” So that was pretty bad. The quote that I begin this review with was said toward the end of the episode “Paxton Petty” on ALCATRAZ but there were equally as bad lines throughout this episode but this one stuck out the most for […]Read On »

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TCA 2011: Fox talks FRINGE and Season 4 expectations on Friday nights

Anna Torv, Jeff Pinkner, Joel Wyman, John Noble at the 37th Annual Saturn Awards | ©2011 Sue Schneider

One of the big wins for the Fox network last season was the risky move of its signature science-fiction series FRINGE from Thursday nights to Fridays – resulting in sustained ratings and giving Fox a stronghold on what has been a traditionally difficult night for them. At today’s Summer 2011 Television Critics Association session with Fox Entertianment President Kevin Reilly, he says their expectations for FRINGE going into Season 4 on Fridays is more of the same. “One of the good things of having a strong network is we can support creative shows that should be on the air,” says […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: FRINGE actor John Noble talks about Season 4 of the Fox series

John Noble in FRINGE - Season Three - "Marionette" | ©2010 Fox/Liane Hentscher

While speaking with John Noble at last week’s Saturn Awards where he took home a Best Supporting Actor prize for his work on the Fox series FRINGE, ASSIGNMENT X caught up with him for this exclusive chat about the forthcoming Season 4. While he was tight-lipped about revealing too many secrets, he did give his thoughts on what he would like to see happen now that Joshua Jackson’s character Peter has ceased to exist on the show after saving the universe in the Season 3 finale. “I haven’t talked to the writers,” Noble admits. “I try to get stuff out […]Read On »

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TV Review: FRINGE – Season 3 – “The Day We Died” – Season Finale

John Noble in FRINGE - Season 3 - "The Day We Died" | ©2011 Fox/Liane Hentscher

Cast: Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, John Noble, Lance Reddick, Jasika Nicole Director: Joe Chappelle Writers: Jeff Pinker, J. H. Wyman, Akiva Goldsman Network: Fox, Airs Fridays Original Telecast: May 7, 2011 Warning spoilers ahead … They didn’t just really kill off Peter (Joshua Jackson) on FRINGE, right? I mean that would be outrageous. That would be the biggest twist/development on the show ever. That would be totally freaking awesome. Don’t get me wrong. I love the character (and Jackson playing the role has grown on me) but just the fact that they would kill off one of the main characters […]Read On »

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