Exclusive Interview: Actor Justin Kirk takes on TYRANT

Justin Kirk as John Tucker in TYRANT | ©2014 FX/Matthias Clamer

In FX’s new series TYRANT, premiering Tuesday, June 24 at 10 PM, Bassam “Barry” Al-Fayeed (Adam Rayner), a Pasadena doctor, married with children, takes his family for what is supposed to be a short trip to the Middle Eastern country where he was born. However, Barry’s father is now in charge in the nation of Baladi and wants his son to remain there. TYRANT was created by Gideon Raff, who also created HATUFIM, the Israeli series that inspired HOMELAND. Raff, HOMELAND co-creator Howard Gordon and Craig Wright serve as TYRANT’s executive producers. Although the show focuses on Barry and his […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Liza Lapira gets ready for SUPER FUN NIGHT

Liza Lapira in SUPER FUN NIGHT - Season 1 | ©2013 ABC/Greg Zabilski

Liza (pronounced “Lee-za”) Lapira has been a steadily working actress for a good while now. She was in twenty-one episodes of HUFF, then appeared in the feature film CLOVERFIELD. The New York-born actress recurred on DEXTER as Detective Yuki Amado, on NCIS as Special Agent Michelle Lee and on two seasons of DOLLHOUSE as Ivy, the assistant to Fran Kranz’s brain machinery scientist Topher. The following year, she was a regular on Fox’s half-hour romantic comedy TRAFFIC LIGHT as a half of a happily married couple, then spent two seasons as a series regular on ABC’s half-hour DON’T TRUST THE […]Read On »

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Blu-ray and DVD picks for the week including SMALLVILLE: THE COMPLETE SERIES

SMALLVILLE THE COMPLETE SERIES | © 2011 Warner Home Video

Your time is short. We know this. So in order to expedite your buying and Netflix decision making, we provide you with a list of the cool and not-so-cool titles coming out for movies, television and everything in-between. So put your feet up, grab some popcorn and check out this week’s selections. Movies: TUCKER AND DALE VS. EVIL – Now this is what I am talking about in the realm of horror-comedy. Something completely different and fun. Two good ole boys take a trip to the country in order to check out Tucker’s (Alan Tudyk) new vacation home – his […]Read On »

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Movie Review: TUCKER & DALE VS. EVIL

TUCKER & DALE VS EVIL movie poster | ©2011 Magnet Releasing

Rating: R Stars: Tyler Labine, Alan Tudyk, Katrina Bowden, Jesse Moss, Brandon Jay McLaren, Christie Laing, Chelan Simmons Writers: Eli Craig & Morgan Jurgenson Director: Eli Craig Distributor: Magnet Releasing Release Date: September 30, 2011 TUCKER & DALE VS. EVIL is an oddity. We can conceptually appreciate its plentiful jokes as they fly past, yet we don’t find ourselves laughing much. It’s not that the movie is unfunny in that awful way of comedies that fall flat, it’s just that, despite all the extreme gore, its quizzical tone doesn’t match the outrageousness it aims for but seldom achieves. Unless one […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Alan Tudyk on SUBURGATORY, GOOD VIBES and TUCKER & DALE VS. EVIL

Alan Tudyk in SUBURGATORY - Season 1 | ©2011 ABC/Bob D'Amico

This is a good time to be Alan Tudyk, or at least a fan of Alan Tudyk. The actor is just about everywhere right now. On the big screen, he’s one of the title characters in the horror comedy TUCKER & DALE VS. EVIL, which opens Friday. On television, he can be seen as a series regular on ABC’s new sitcom SUBURGATORY, premiering Wednesday, and heard as multiple characters on MTV’s new animated comedy GOOD VIBES, about a teenaged boy who moves to a beach community in Southern California, which debuts Oct. 27. On recent home video releases, Tudyk has […]Read On »

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Movie Review: RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES

RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES movie poster | ©2011 20th Century Fox

Rating: PG-13 Stars: James Franco, Andy Serkis, Frieda Pinto, John Lithgow, Brian Cox, Tom Felton, David Oyelowo, Tyler Labine Writers: Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver, suggested by the novel PLANET OF THE APES (LA PLANETE DE SINGES) by Pierre Boulle Director: Rupert Wyatt Distributor: 20th Century Fox Release Date: Aug. 5, 2011 The original 1968 PLANET OF THE APES, based on Pierre Boulle’s novel, has been referenced, ripped off and used as a touchstone for so many different things in so many ways that, for many people, the movie is like a word that gets repeated so often it loses […]Read On »

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Interview: Tyler Labine talks RISE OF THE APES and the fall of REAPER – Part 2

Tyler Labine in REAPER | ©ABC Studios

Canadian born Tyler Labine, known to REAPER fans as the plain-spoken and often peculiar Sock, brings his sarcastic yet likable chops to the new CBS sitcom MAD LOVE. He plays a very different character in the upcoming feature film RISE OF THE APES, and is happy to discuss all of the above in Part 2 of our two-part interview. ASSIGNMENT X: Do you feel like you put a lot of yourself into the characters that you play? TYLER LABINE: I don’t believe that you can create a character without putting a lot of yourself into it. That’s impossible, but I […]Read On »

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Interview: Tyler Labine finds MAD LOVE – Part 1

Tyler Labine in MAD LOVE | ©2011 CBS/Matthias Clamer

In MAD LOVE (created by Matt Tarses), premiering tonight on CBS at 8:30 pm, Jason Biggs and Sarah Chalke play Ben Parr and Kate Swanson, who essentially fall in love at first sight. Their respective best friends, Tyler Labine’s Larry Munsch and Judy Greer’s Connie Grabowski, on the other hand, fall into sharp-tongued mutual irritation that may or may not mask genuine attraction to one another. Canadian born Labine, known to REAPER fans as the plain-spoken and often peculiar Sock, brings his sarcastic yet likable chops to MAD LOVE’s Larry. He plays a very different character in the upcoming feature […]Read On »

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