Composer Charlie Clouser invades earth for CHILDHOOD’S END – Interview

CHILDHOOD'S END soundtrack | ©2016 Lakeshore Records

Among practitioners of torture horror, Charlie Clouser’s razor-sharp industrial grinds and nightmarish, metallic atmospheres were the anti-tunes to inflict utter doom with in such nastily effective soundtracks as DEAD SILENCE DEATH SENTENCE, RESIDENT EVIL: EXTINCTION and the SAW franchise in particular. Beatific music this wasn’t, even as the Nine Inch Nails keyboardist and award-winning hard rock producer showed that he had more than one stylistic hatchet at his scoring disposal when it came to television, especially in his rhythmic calculations for NUMB3RS and the surreal suspense that filled WAYWARD PINES So forgive us for thinking that Charlie Clouser has seen […]Read On »

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WAYWARD PINES: Chad Hodge says the series will end with Episode 10 – interview

Matt Dillon in WAYWARD PINES - Season 1 - "Cycle" | ©2015 Fox/Liane Hentscher

On Fox’s WAYWARD PINES, Thursdays at 9 PM, we’re in a small town that contains an epic, one might even say world-changing, secret. Based on a trilogy of books by Blake Crouch, WAYWARD PINES doesn’t try to keep us guessing for the whole of its ten-episode miniseries run. Instead, adaptor/executive producer/show runner Chad Hodge provides the big reveal at the halfway mark and seems to be spending the rest of the show investigating the many, many ramifications. Hodge, who created the series THE PLAYBOY CLUB and worked on RUNAWAY and TRU CALLING, also is working on a biographical film about […]Read On »

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WAYWARD PINES: Melissa Leo on the new Fox series – Exclusive Interview

Melissa Leo in WAYWARD PINES - Season 1 | ©2015 Fox/James Minchin

Melissa Leo won a Supporting Actress Oscar for her work in THE FIGHTER as Alice Ward, the real-life mother of prize fighter Mickey Ward, played in the film by Mark Wahlberg. Alice is a tough customer, which describes many of the characters played by the New York-born Leo, including her Baltimore police detective in five seasons of HOMICIDE: LIFE ON THE STREETS and her New Orleans flood survivor Toni Bernette in HBO’s TREME. “Tough” is perhaps the mildest way to refer to Leo’s Nurse Pam on Fox’s WAYWARD PINES, Thursdays at 9 PM. Adapted by Chad Hodge from the books […]Read On »

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WAYWARD PINES: Reed Diamond on the new Fox summer series – Exclusive Interview

Reed Diamond in WAYWARD PINES - Season 1 | ©2015 Fox/James Minchin

In Fox’s miniseries WAYWARD PINES, Thursdays at 9 PM, Secret Service Agent Ethan Burke (Matt Dillon) is understandably upset. Not only is he trapped in the title town, where people are executed over transgressions like referring to their lives pre-arrival, but he finds his partner/ex-lover Kate Hewson (Carla Gugino) claiming she’s lived here for twelve years, even though she’s only been missing a few weeks. Morever, Kate says she’s been married for years to local toymaker Harold Balinger, played by Reed Diamond. Native New Yorker Diamond is no stranger to television or to genre. He was one of the starring […]Read On »

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WAYWARD PINES: Matt Dillon searches for answers in new Fox series – Exclusive Interview

Matt Dillon in WAYWARD PINES - Season 1 | ©2015 Fox/Frank Ockenfels

In Fox Network’s limited series WAYWARD PINES, Thursdays at 9 PM, the deceptively pleasant-looking small Idaho town has a lot of secrets, one big one being that nobody is allowed to leave. Executive-produced by M. Night Shyamalan, who directed the premiere, and developed for television Chad Hodge from the novels by Blake Crouch, WAYWARD PINES focuses on U.S. Secret Service Agent Ethan Burke, played by Matt Dillon. Ethan awakens from a car crash in Wayward Pines, where he is lied to and held captive. When he gets a measure of freedom, Ethan finds his partner Kate Hewson (Carla Gugino), who […]Read On »

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WAYWARD PINES: Carla Gugino on her Fox mystery series – exclusive interview

Carla Gugino in WAYWARD PINES - Season 1 | ©2015 Fox/James Minchin

In Fox’s ten-hour miniseries WAYWARD PINES from executive producer M. Night Shyamalan, Thursdays at 9 PM, Carla Gugino plays U.S. Secret Service Agent Kate Hewson. When Kate disappears, her partner Ethan Burke (Matt Dillon) goes searching for her and winds up in the small town of Wayward Pines, Idaho. Kate is there – except she’s apparently been here for twelve years, while Ethan has only been here overnight. Kate isn’t Gugino’s first role as a federal agent. She starred in the title role of the TV series KAREN SISCO, based on the character Elmore Leonard created in his novel OUT […]Read On »

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Jussie Smollett and Taraji P. Henson on EMPIRE Season Finale – exclusive interview

Taraji P Henson in EMPIRE - Season 1 | © 2015 Fox / Michael Lavine

On Fox’s megahit EMPIRE, Wednesdays at 9 PM and renewed for a second season already, Taraji P. Henson plays Cookie Lyon, ex-wife of hip-hop record mogul Lucious Lyon (Terrence Howard) and mother of his three sons. Jussie Smollett plays talented and gay middle son Jamal, the only one to visit his mother in jail while Cookie did 17 years in order to protect Lucious for going down with her. Henson, an Oscar-nominated actress who’s a veteran of many films and TV series, has been to a number of parties like the one that Fox and FX are throwing for the […]Read On »

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Terrence Howard towers over EMPIRE – Exclusive Interview

Terrence Howard in EMPIRE - Season 1 | ©2015 Fox/Michael Lavine

In EMPIRE, the new Fox series airing Wednesdays at 9 PM, Terrence Howard plays hip hop music kingpin Lucious Lyon. When he is diagnosed with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, Lucious feels he must leave his power and fortune to one of his children – but which one? The choice is complicated by the reappearance of his ex-wife Cookie, played by Taraji P. Henson, who has emerged from prison feeling that she is entitled to at least some of what Lucious has. Howard and Henson have worked together before in HUSTLE & FLOW, which also dealt with the […]Read On »

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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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