NOS4A2: Ashleigh Cummings confronts a sinister vampiric soul stealer on AMC series – Interview

Ashleigh Cummings as Vic McQueen in NOS4A2 - Season 1 | ©2019 AMC/Pari Dukovic

AMC’s NOS4A2, now in its first season on Sunday nights and renewed for a second, was developed for television by Jami O’Brien from the novel by Joe Hill. The series follows Massachusetts high school student Vic McQueen, played by Ashleigh Cummings. Vic has always been good at finding lost things. When her abilities lead her to the trails of missing children, Vic discovers that her gifts are supernatural. Soon, Vic comes up against fellow “strong creative” Charlie Manx (Zachary Quinto). Manx keeps himself young by feeding on the souls of children, who he then deposits (alive but soulless) into Christmasland, […]Read On »

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NOS4A2: Zachary Quinto goes full vampire in new AMC series – Interview

Zachary Quinto as Charlie Manx in NOS4A2 - Season 1 | ©2019 AMC/Pari Dukovic

Adapted from Joe Hill’s novel, the first season of NOS4A2, Sunday nights on AMC, deals with the growing conflict between two “creatives.” In the context of NOS4A2, a creative is someone with unusual abilities. For Charlie Manx, played by Zachary Quinto, his abilities extend from being able to suck souls from children to prolong his own life to creating the inscape of Christmasland, where the now-soulless children reside in a permanent nightmarish holiday. When Manx sees his agenda threatened by another “creative,” eighteen-year-old Vic McQueen (Ashley Cummings), he tries to destroy her. Along the way, Manx goes from appearing to […]Read On »

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NOS4A2: Executive producer and showrunner Jami O’Brien on new horror series – Interview

Ashleigh Cummings as Vic McQueen, Zachary Quinto as Charlie Manx in NOS4A2 - Season 1 Key Art | ©2019 AMC

Based on the best-selling novel by Joe Hill, AMC’s horror/fantasy series NOS4A2 premieres on Sunday, June 2. The title is taken from the license plate on a vintage Rolls-Royce Wraith owned by Charlie Manx, who is played by Zachary Quinto. Charlie isn’t a nosferatu, or vampire, in the traditional sense. Instead, Charlie is an immortal who keeps himself young by feeding on the souls of children, who he keeps in a secret place he calls Christmasland. Charlie finds himself challenged by Vic McQueen, played by Ashleigh Cummings, a young woman with some unusual abilities of her own. Executive producer Jami […]Read On »

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Movie Review: SNOWDEN

SNOWDEN | © 2016 Open Road

Rating: R Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Shailene Woodley, Rhys Ifans, Nicolas Cage, Melissa Leo, Zachary Quinto, Tom Wilkinson, Timothy Olyphant Writers: Kieran Fitzgerald & Oliver Stone, based on the books by Anatoly Kucherena and Luke Harding Director: Oliver Stone Distributor: Open Road Release Date: September 16, 2016 SNOWDEN, per its title, dramatizes the story of Edward Snowden, played here by Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Moving between the years 2004 and 2013, the film uses a pivotal set of interviews as a framing device. Snowden starts out as a conservative young aspiring military man who gets recruited into the NSA. Snowden’s computer skills earn […]Read On »

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Movie Review: STAR TREK BEYOND

STAR TREK BEYOND | © 2016 Paramount

Stars: John Cho, Simon Pegg, Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Anton Yelchin, Sofia Boutella, Idris Elba Writers: Simon Pegg & Doug Jung, based on STAR TREK created by Gene Roddenberry Director: Justin Lin Distributor: Paramount Release Date: July 22, 2016 STAR TREK BEYOND is one of those franchise movies that is so completely bound to its specific film universe that it feels kind of like a big, long episode of a TV series. Except it doesn’t feel like a big, long episode of any of the TV iterations of STAR TREK, originally created by Gene Roddenberry, that […]Read On »

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Movie Review: HITMAN: AGENT 47

HITMAN AGENT 47 | © 2015 Twentieth Century Fox

Rating: R Stars: Rupert Friend, Hannah Ware, Zachary Quinto, Thomas Kretschmann, Ciaran Hinds Writers: Skip Woods and Michael Finch, story by Skip Woods, based on the videogame from Eidos Interactive Director: Aleksander Bach Distributor: Twentieth Century Fox Release Date: August 21, 2015 2007’s HITMAN, based on the Eidos Interactive videogame, was no great shakes. It wasn’t incompetent, but it seemed to suffer from an internal struggle, wanting to be a movie, but clinging to its less plot-and-character-driven roots. Now HITMAN: AGENT 47 is here. The good news is that it’s definitely a movie, and one with some decent plot twists […]Read On »

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THE SLAP star Thomas Sadowski chats about Season 1 – exclusive interview

Thomas Sadoski stars as Gary in THE SLAP on NBC | © 2015 Jeff Riedel/NBC

In NBC’s miniseries THE SLAP, which concludes Thursday, April 2, Thomas Sadoski plays Gary, the father of a little boy who is slapped by Larry (Zachary Quinto), the father of another child. The incident causes an already tense family and social situation to combust in Brooklyn; the miniseries has been adapted for U.S. television by Jon Robin Baitz and Walter F. Parkes from an Australian series, which was based on a novel by Christos Tsiolkas. Sadoski, born in Connecticut and raised in Texas, has a career that spans theatre, film and television. He recently appeared in the feature JOHN WICK […]Read On »

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THE SLAP star Peter Sarsgaard chats about the Season 1 – exclusive interview

Peter Sarsgaard as Hector in the NBC series THE SLAP | © 2015 Virginia Sherwood/NBC

In NBC’s series THE SLAP, which has its finale Thursday at 10 PM, Peter Sarsgaard plays Hector, a married man whose extended Greek-American family comes to his home to celebrate his birthday. At the party, the young son of Hector’s wife’s best friend (Melissa George) recklessly swings around a baseball bat in a manner that suggests he might inadvertently hit other children. Hector’s cousin Harry (Zachary Quinto) slaps the little boy, touching off a massive social nightmare. Sarsgaard, who has an extensive stage career, was nominated for a Golden Globe for his portrayal of real-life journalist Charles Lane in SHATTERED […]Read On »

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Zachary Quinto on THE SLAP – exclusive interview

Zachary Quinto stars as Harry on THE SLAP on NBC | © 2015 Jeff Riedel/NBC

In NBC’s THE SLAP, Thursdays at 10 PM, a family get-together in Brooklyn erupts when the father of one little boy slaps another child, not his own, for recklessly waving around a baseball bat. The incident has long-lasting repercussions. The eight-part miniseries, adapted by Jon Robin Baitz and Walter F. Parkes from an Australian miniseries that was in turn based on a novel by Christos Tsiolkas, shows each episode from a different character’s point of view. Zachary Quinto (Mr. Spock in the new STAR TREK films and Sylar on NBC’s HEROES) had coincidentally just produced the nonfiction series THE CHAIR, […]Read On »

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THE SLAP producer Jon Robin Baitz talks Season 1- exclusive interview

Makenzie Leigh stars as Connie on THE SLAP | © 2015 Christopher Saunders/NBC

In NBC’s THE SLAP, Thursdays at 10 PM, an already strained family get-together in Queens, New York, passes the breaking point when Harry (Zachary Quinto), thinking his son is being threatened, strikes another little boy. The eight-episode miniseries, which also stars Thandie Newton, Brian Cox, Peter Sarsgaard, Uma Thurman, Thomas Sadowski and Marin Ireland, is based on the Australian miniseries of the same title, which in turn is based on the novel by Christos Tsiolkas. Executive producers Jon Robin Baitz and Walter F. Parkes did the U.S. series adaptation. Baitz, who also created the series BROTHERS & SISTERS, is an […]Read On »

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