TV Review: THE VAMPIRE DIARIES – Season 4 – “Memorial”

Candice Accola in THE VAMPIRE DIARIES - Season 4 - "Memorial" | ©2012 The CW/Annette Brown

Stars: Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder Writer: Jose Molina & Julie Plec, Based on the books by L.J. Smith Director: Rob Hardy      Network: The CW, airs Thursday nights Original Telecast: October 18, 2012 THE VAMPIRE DIARIES continues the evolution of Elena (Nina Dobrev) in the new episode “Memorial”, and while that is the central point of this one, there’s a lot going on in and around a few other storylines as well. This show has had its fair share of Vampire hunters and the like, and the supernatural population of Mystic Falls has always had the town council […]Read On »

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TV Review: THE VAMPIRE DIARIES – Season 4 – “Growing Pains” – Season Premiere

Claire Holt in THE VAMPIRE DIARIES - Season 5 - "Growing Pains" | ©2012 The CW/Bob Mahoney

Stars: Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder Writer: Caroline Dries, Based on the book by L.J. Smith Director: Chris Grismer      Network: The CW, airs Thursday nights Original Telecast: October 11, 2012 THE VAMPIRE DIARIES is finally back for a fourth season, and the first episode “Growing Pains” is a nice dénouement to the cliff hanger from season three, and also opens all kinds of interesting doors for this new seasons to pursue. Last we saw Elena (Nina Dobrev) she was opening her eyes on a slab in Mystic Falls’ hospital morgue. So this episode starting with her in her […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: TRUE BLOOD’s Preacher Turned Vamp Michael McMillian Shows his Fangs in Season 5 – Part 1

Michael McMillian on TRUE BLOOD Season 5 | (c) 2012 John P. Johnson/HBO

Michael McMillian’s life is full of TRUE BLOOD. The Kansas-born actor has played the originally anti-vampire Reverend Steve Newlin in every season of the HBO hit series, which has its fifth-season finale this Sunday at 9 PM (never fear, it’s coming back for Season Six next year). Steve has gone through quite a transformation, showing up on the doorstep of human Jason Stackhouse (Ryan Kwanten) at the end of Season Four sprouting fangs and this season becoming both the spokesman for the Vampire Authority and the good pal of holy terror ancient vampire Russell Edgington (Denis O’Hare). In his off-screen […]Read On »

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TV Review: TRUE BLOOD – Season 5 – “Sunset”

Denis O'Hare and Ryan Kwanten in a scene from TRUE BLOOD Sunset | (c) 2012 John P. Johnson/HBO

Stars: Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Alexander Skarsgard, Sam Trammell, Ryan Kwanten, Rutina Wesley, Chris Bauer, Nelsan Ellis, Joe Manganiello, Deborah Ann Woll, Michael McMillian, Denis O’Hare, Kristin Bauer van Straten, Todd Lowe, Carrie Preston, Lauren Bowles, Valentina Cervi, Janina Gavankar, Lucy Griffiths, Giles Matthey, Jessica Clark, Robert Patrick, Carolyn Hennesy, Kristina Anapau, Phil Reeves, Erica Gimpel Writer: Angela Robinson, series created by Alan Ball, based on Charlaine Harris’ Sookie Stackhouse novels Director: Lesli Linka Glatter Network: HBO, Sundays @ 9 PM Airdate: August 19, 2012 The TRUE BLOOD episode “Sunset” considerably ups the stakes (pardon the pun) in the vampire/human […]Read On »

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News: The CW discusses renewing SUPERNATURAL for an eighth season – TCA 2012

Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki in SUPERNATURAL - Season 7 - "Out With The Old" | ©2012 The CW/Jack Rowand

With SUPERNATURAL still going strong, the CW Entertainment President Mark Pedowitz spoke today at the 2012 TCA Press Tour about the reasons for bringing it back for an eighth season. “There was no question about it – the guys are great, the show is great and we felt that it deserved another crack,” says Pedowitz who also notes it served as a perfect companion to their new series ARROW. “”We did so well when SMALLVILLE was there [before SUPERNATURAL],” says Pedowitz. “We’re big believers in the show. And in terms of Sam and Dean, there will be a lapse of […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Cassidy Freeman talks about dying on THE VAMPIRE DIARIES

Cassidy Freeman in THE VAMPIRE DIARIES - Season 3 - "Break on Through" | ©2012 The CW/Quantrell D. Colbert

Actress Cassidy Freeman has another hit series on her hands. The talented and beautiful young woman can currently be found on A&E’s top rated cable series LONGMIRE. In this series, Cassidy plays Walt Longmire’s (Robert Taylor) daughter Cady, who is a lawyer in a small town in Wyoming. Once the LONGMIRE pilot was shot, the actress had about a year in between that and the second episode to fill. During that time she did a guest star run on the popular CW show THE VAMPIRE DIARIES. ASSIGNMENT X chatted with Freeman about LONGMIRE, but also got the chance to see […]Read On »

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Exclusive: SMALLVILLE star Cassidy Freeman talks about the end of the Superman series

Cassidy Freeman in SMALLVILLE - Season 8 | ©2008 The CW/Frank Ockenfels

Actress Cassidy Freeman has another hit series on her hands. The talented and beautiful young woman can currently be found on A&E’s top rated cable series LONGMIRE. In this series, Cassidy plays Walt Longmire’s (Robert Taylor) daughter Cady, who is a lawyer in a small town in Wyoming. Before that show got up and running a lot of fans know her best as Tess from the long running CW series SMALLVILLE, and she did a guest star run on another popular CW show THE VAMPIRE DIARIES. She spoke to ASSIGNMENT X recently about the end of SMALLVILLE and how she […]Read On »

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SHERLOCK HOLMES: A GAME OF SHADOWS Highlights DVD and Blu-ray Releases for the Week

SHERLOCK HOLMES A GAME OF SHADOWS | (c) 2012 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 SHERLOCK HOLMES: A GAME OF SHADOWS – I wasn’t a big fan of the first SHERLOCK HOLMES movie as I never really got behind the legendary detective as an action hero versus, you know, doing actual investigative work. So when the sequel came out I wasn’t expecting […]Read On »

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TV Review: SUPERNATURAL – Season 7 – “There Will Be Blood”

Mark Sheppard in SUPERNATURAL - Season 7 - "There Will Be Blood" | ©2012 The CW/Jeff Weddell

Stars: Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Jim Beaver, Mark A. Sheppard, James Patrick Stuart, Laci J. Mailey, Benito Martinez, Osric Chau, Larissa Gomes, Rick Worthy Writers: Andrew Dabb & Daniel Loflin, series created by Eric Kripke Director: Guy Bee Network: The CW, Fridays @ 9 PM Original Airdate: May 11, 2012 While the efforts of Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) to kill chief Leviathan Dick Roman (James Patrick Stuart) remain deadly serious, SUPERNATURAL’s penultimate Season 7 episode “There Will Be Blood” has a lot of fun with both real-life news and elements it has established. Heard of high-fructose corn […]Read On »

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Movie Review: DARK SHADOWS

Dark Shadows movie poster | ©2012 Warner Bros.

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Helena Bonham Carter, Eva Green, Jackie Earle Haley, Jonny Lee Miller, Bella Heathcote, Chloe Grace Moretz, Gully McGrath Writer: Seth Grahame-Smith, story by John August and Seth Grahame-Smith, based on characters created by Dan Curtis Director: Tim Burton Distributor: Warner Bros. Release Date: May 11, 2012 DARK SHADOWS, the supernatural soap opera created by Dan Curtis that ran on ABC from 1966 to 1971 (it also spawned two feature films and a short-lived 1991 TV remake). Part of the show’s charm was that, in its day, there was nothing like it in terms […]Read On »

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