Movie Review: SHAFT (2019)

SHAFT movie poster from the 2019 reboot | ©2019 Warner Bros.

Rating: R Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Jesse T. Usher, Regina Hall, Richard Roundtree, Alexandra Shipp, Isaach De Bankole, Titus Welliver Writers: Kenya Barris & Alex Barnow, based on the novel by Ernest Tidyman Director: Tim Story Distributor: Warner Bros. Release Date: June 14, 2019 The 2019 film SHAFT is technically a direct sequel to the 2000 film also entitled SHAFT, which also starred Samuel L. Jackson as the title character. That SHAFT was in turn a quasi-sequel to the trilogy of SHAFT films (the 1971 original, which won an Oscar for Isaac Hayes’s indelible theme song, 1972’s SHAFT’S BIG SCORE, […]Read On »

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BOSCH: Amy Aquino on playing Captain in Season 4 – Exclusive Interview

Amy Aquino in BOSCH | ©2018 Amazon

BOSCH, adapted from Michael Connelly’s best-selling novels, is now in its fourth season on Amazon Prime and renewed for a fifth. Titus Welliver stars as the titular LAPD homicide detective, who is pursuing the cold case of his mother’s murder at the same time he’s trying to solve several contemporary killings. Amy Aquino plays Bosch’s immediate supervisor, Lieutenant Grace Billets. Billets was passed over for promotion in Season 3, but in Season 4, she’s been made temporary captain, which just puts salt in the wound. Aquino, on the other hand, couldn’t be happier. Besides greatly enjoying playing Billets, she is […]Read On »

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Exclusive Photos of Marvel’s DOCTOR STRANGE World Premiere

Benedict Cumberbatch at the World Premiere of Marvel Studios DOCTOR STRANGE

Marvel Studios’ held the world premiere of DOCTOR STRANGE on October 20th at the El Captain Theatre in Hollywood. DOCTOR STRANGE has been number one in the box office since it opened on November 4th. DOCTOR STRANGE follows the journey of neurosurgeon Doctor Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), whose life changes after a horrific car accident, which robs him of the use of his hands. Looking for a place to heal him, he discovers powerful magic in a mysterious place known as Kamar-Taj. Kamar-Taj is not just a center for healing, but the front line of a battle against unseen dark […]Read On »

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BOSCH: Lance Reddick chats about Amazon series and the end of FRINGE – interview

Lance Reddick in BOSCH - Season 1 | ©2015 Amazon

In Amazon’s BOSCH, currently streaming its entire ten-episode first season, Titus Welliver stars as Harry Bosch, an LAPD homicide detective investigating a long-ago murder that is somehow connected to a string of present-day serial murders. In the series, adapted by show runner Eric Overmyer from Michael Connelly’s acclaimed novels, Lance Reddick plays Harry’s boss, Irvin Irving, whose political aspirations dictate his every move. Reddick, a native of Maryland, is known to FRINGE fans as Philip Broyles, to THE WIRE watchers as Cedric Daniels, to LOST lovers as Matthew Abaddon and to OZ aficionados as Detective John Basil. Additionally, Reddick played […]Read On »

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BOSCH star Annie Wersching talks Amazon Studios New Show – exclusive interview

BOSCH from Amazon Studios | © 2015 Amazon Studios

Amazon Studios’ BOSCH, now streaming its ten-episode first season on Amazon Prime, is based on Michael Connelly’s best-selling novels about LAPD homicide detective Harry Bosch, played by Titus Welliver. In the first season, Harry is investigating the recent murder of a pretty woman found in a car, and a cold case regarding the remains of a young boy, which suggests the work of a serial killer. Annie Wersching plays novice LAPD Officer Julia Brasher. 24 fans know Wersching from her two seasons on 24 as Jack Bauer’s troubled lover, Agent Renee Walker. Among her many credits, the Missouri native also […]Read On »

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Movie Review: POKER NIGHT

POKER NIGHT movie poster | ©2014 XLerator Media

Rating: R Stars: Beau Mirchoff, Ron Perlman, Giancarlo Esposito, Corey Lange, Titus Welliver, Halston Sage, Ron Eldard, Michael Eklund, Kieran Lange Writer: Greg Francis Director: Greg Francis Distributor: XLerator Media Release Date: theatrical, VOD & iTunes December 5, 2014 POKER NIGHT straddles several genres, two of which are so seldom paired that this aspect is a pleasure – the cop film and the anthology film. Not that POKER NIGHT is a straight anthology; in fact, here the framing device is the main story, with a number of vignettes spicing it up and making good use of the supporting cast. Another […]Read On »

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Movie Review: TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION

TRANSFORMERS AGE OF EXTINCTION movie poster | ©2014 Paramount Pictures

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci, Kelsey Grammer, Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor, Titus Welliver, Sophia Myles, Bingbing Li, T.J. Miller, Peter Cullen (voice), John Goodman (voice), Ken Watanabe (voice), Robert Foxworth (voice), John DiMaggio (voice), Mark Ryan (voice), Reno Wilson (voice) Writer: Ehren Kruger Director: Michael Bay Distributor: Paramount Pictures Release Date: June 27, 2014 The fourth film in the series based on the Hasbro toys, the TV series spawned by the toys and now the three previous TRANSFORMERS movies, TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION runs 137 minutes. To be clear: there are plenty of movies that run longer and […]Read On »

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Exclusive Photos from Marvel’s THE AVENGERS World Premiere

Chris Hemsworth at the World Premiere of MARVEL'S THE AVENGERS | ©2012 Sue Schneider

Marvel Studios in association with Paramount Pictures and Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures recently held the World Premiere of Marvel’s THE AVENGERS at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood. Shutting down Hollywood Boulevard from Highland to Orange, fans lined both sides of the street to see the stars arrive for the most anticipated movie event of the year. Based on the popular Marvel comic book series THE AVENGERS, first published in 1963. The Marvel Universe of Super Heroes walked the red carpet, which included: Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Chris Evans (Captain America), Mark Ruffalo (Hulk), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Scarlett […]Read On »

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Exclusive Photos from the MAN ON A LEDGE Los Angeles Premiere

Sam Worthington at the Los Angeles Premiere of MAN ON A LEDGE | ©2012 Sue Schneider

Summit Entertainment held the Los Angeles Premiere of MAN ON A LEDGE recently at the Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. MAN ON A LEDGE stars Sam Worthington as ex-cop Nick Cassidy. After escaping from prison he stands on the ledge of a New York Hotel to prove his innocent, but is he innocent or does he have a hidden agenda? Seen walking the carpet were the stars of the film, which included: Sam Worthington, Elizabeth Banks, Ed Burns, Titus Welliver, Genesis Rodriguez, Ed Harris, Director Asger Leth, Writer Pablo F. Fenjves and Composer Henry Jackman. Joining them were guests, which […]Read On »

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