Movie Review: THE BELKO EXPERIMENT

THE BELKO EXPERIMENT | © 2017 Orion

Rating: R Stars: John Gallagher, Tony Goldwyn, Adria Arjona, John C. McGinley, Michael Rooker, Melonie Diaz, James Earl Writer: James Gunn Director: Greg McLean Distributor: Orion Release Date: March 17, 2017 THE BELKO EXPERIMENT has a title that’s reminiscent of THE STANFORD PRISON EXPERIMENT. This may not be a coincidence, as THE BELKO EXPERIMENT plays like THE STANFORD PRISON EXPERIMENT if the latter tried steroids, then bypassed them and went straight to hemorrhagic fever. For those unfamiliar with it, 2015’s THE STANFORD PRISON EXPERIMENT, based on Dr. Philip Zimbardo’s book THE LUCIFER EFFECT, chronicles a real-life event that was supposed […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Jeff Perry on SCANDAL Season 3 and more

Jeff Perry in SCANDAL - Season 3 - "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang" | ©2013 ABC/Richard Cartwright

ABC’s SCANDAL, which has its third-season finale Thursday April 17 at 10 PM, is famous for its plot twists. Knowing series creator Shonda Rhimes, the episode will be a cliff-hanger that leaves everyone in some kind of peril. White House Chief of Staff Cyrus Beene, played by Jeff Perry, has already been through plenty this season, what with losing his husband (James Bucatinsky) to murder, losing the trust of President Grant (Tony Goldwyn) and almost losing his mind. Perry, a veteran actor from Illinois, previously played a recurring role for Rhimes on GREY’S ANATOMY and was a series regular on […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Tony Goldwyn teases SCANDAL Season 3

Tony Goldwyn in SCANDAL - Season 2 -"A Woman Scorned" | ©2013 ABC/Danny Feld

At ABC’s party for the Television Critics Association at the Beverly Hilton, a lot of SCANDAL cast and producers are hanging out together at one end of the ballroom, celebrating star Kerry Washington’s Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama nomination and the show’s overall success in general. Naturally, no one – certainly not Tony Goldwyn, who plays U.S. President Fitzgerald “Fitz” Grant – is going to give out any Season 3 spoilers. However, he is willing to tease Fitz’s state of mind following the bombshell events that ended Season 2. ASSIGNMENT X: Are all of the things that happened in […]Read On »

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Exclusive Photos from the DISNEY MEDIA NETWORKS INTERNATIONAL UPFRONT

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. cast L - R: Ming-Na Wen, Chloe Bennet, Clark Gregg, Elizabeth Henstridge, Brett Dalton at the 2013 Disney Media Networks International Upfronts | ©2013 Sue Schneider

The Fall Television season is not that far away and soon new shows will be airing on the main networks and there are a lot of really good ones coming up. Each network has a whole slew of new dramas and comedies. Disney Media Networks held recently the 2013 International Upfront at The Walt Disney Studios Lot in Burbank, California. It was quite an event with talent from new, mid-season and retuning shows. Walking the carpet were the following talent: BABY DADDY Jean Luc Bilodeau – stars as Ben Chelsea Kane – stars as Riley Derek Theler – stars as […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: SCANDAL star Tony Goldwyn Talks Season 2

Tony Goldwyn in SCANDAL - Season 2 | ©2013 ABC/Craig Sjodin

On ABC’s SCANDAL, renewed for a third season and airing its Season 2 finale tonight, Thursday May 16, U.S. President Fitzgerald “Fitz” Grant, played by Tony Goldwyn, has responded to an ultimatum by his wife Mellie (Bellamy Young) by leaving her for the love of his life, crisis management expert Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington). What will happen next on the show created by Shonda Rhimes? Stay tuned. Los Angeles native Goldwyn, a grandson of famed producer/studio mogul Samuel Goldwyn, divides his career between acting and directing. On stage, he won an Obie for his work as a performer in THE […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: SCANDAL star Columbus Short on the hit ABC series

Columbus Short in SCANDAL - Season 2 - "Snake in the Garden" | ©2013 ABC/Danny Feld

On SCANDAL, the Shonda Rhimes-created series in its second season Thursday nights at 10 on ABC, it seems like everybody is in a constant state of crisis. There are assassinations, election-rigging, adultery, lies, heartbreak, you name it. But then, Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) of Washington,D.C.’s Pope & Associates is an expert fixer, so things in her world would be pretty intense even if she weren’t in an on-again/off-again affair with the married President of the United States (Tony Goldwyn). Fortunately, Olivia has people on her team she can turn to, especially Columbus Short’s lawyer character Harrison Wright. Harrison used lies […]Read On »

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Movie Review: THE MECHANIC

THE MECHANIC movie poster | ©2011 CBS Films

Rating: R Stars: Jason Statham, Ben Foster, Donald Sutherland, Tony Goldwyn Writers: Richard Wenk and Lewis John Carlino, story by Lewis John Carlino Director: Simon West Distributor: CBS Films Release Date: Jan. 28, 2011 The 1972 original film THE MECHANIC starred Charles Bronson, Jan-Michael Vincent and Keenan Wynn. The 2011 remake has Jason Statham, Ben Foster and Donald Sutherland, respectively, in the roles. Writer Richard Wenk updated the screenplay, which is also credited to original writer Lewis John Carlino, who gets story credit. The structure is sharp and under Simon West’s direction, the plentiful action is punchy, including one vehicular sequence […]Read On »

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Movie Review: CONVICTION

CONVICTION movie poster | ©2010 Fox Searchlight

Although parts of CONVICTION have no doubt been fictionalized to make a better story, the heart of the film is what in fact happened. When Kenneth (Sam Rockwell) was convicted of a vicious murder and lost his first appeal, his sister, small-town barmaid Betty Anne Waters (Hilary Swank) put herself through law school for the purpose of becoming a lawyer so she could re-open her brother’s case and exonerate him. The entire process took eighteen years.

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