KINGDOM: Actor Frank Grillo talks the Audience show’s final season – exclusive interview

Frank Grillo stars in KINGDOM | © 2017 DirecTV

In AT&T Audience Network’s KINGDOM, now in its third and final season Wednesday nights on DirecTV, there are no crowns or thrones – and not many rules, either. In Byron Balasco’s scripted series about the world of mixed martial arts, aka MMA, the fights are all out. Frank Grillo stars as Alvey Kulina, a semi-retired MMA fighter who has opened his own gym in Los Angeles and works as a trainer, but is pulled back into the game by his sons (played by Nick Jonas and Jonathan Tucker) and his own ambitions. Grillo, a native New Yorker, has had roles […]Read On »

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Movie Review: WHISKEY TANGO FOXTROT

WHISKEY TANGO FOXTROT | © 2016 Paramount

Rating: R Stars: Tina Fey, Margot Robbie, Martin Freeman, Christopher Abbott, Alfred Molina, Billy Bob Thornton, Evan Jonigkeit, Josh Charles Writer: Robert Carlock, based on the book THE TALIBAN SHUFFLE: STRANGE DAYS IN AFGHANISTAN AND PAKISTAN by Kim Barker Directors: Glenn Ficarra & John Requa Distributor: Paramount Release Date: March 4, 2016 WHISKEY TANGO FOXTROT is a fictionalized dramedy about war correspondent Kim Barker’s nonfiction book THE TALIBAN SHUFFLE: STRANGE DAYS IN AFGHANISTAN AND PAKISTAN. Her onscreen counterpart here, Kim Baker (Tina Fey), stays with the story in Afghanistan. The movie, written by Robert Carlock and directed by the team […]Read On »

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Interview: Mark Strong lets the LOW WINTER SUN set

Mark Strong as Frank Agnew in LOW WINTER SUN - Season 1 | ©2013 AMC/Frank Ockenfels 3

American television frequently remakes series that originated on British television: ALL IN THE FAMILY and THE OFFICE are two of the more successful examples. The crime drama LOW WINTER SUN, set and shot in Detroit, is a remake of the 2006 series of the same name that was set in Edinburgh, Scotland. What makes LOW WINTER SUN unusual is that Mark Strong, who starred in the first version, is recreating his role as Frank Agnew for AMC’s edition, which is airing its first ten-episode season Sunday nights at 10 PM. Frank a police detective who is coerced by a colleague, […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: CULT star Robert Knepper on the CW series and R.I.P.D. – Part 2

Robert Knepper in CULT - Season 1 | ©2013 The CW/JSquared

In Part 2 of our exclusive interview with Robert Knepper, we talk more about his dual role of actor Roger Reeves and Reeves’ TV character, cult leader Billy Grimm, in the CW’s CULT, plus Knepper’s one-time return to his PRISON BREAK character T-Bag on BREAKOUT KINGS and his recent and upcoming film roles. ASSIGNMENT X: After PRISON BREAK, you did HEROES, and then you reprised T-Bag on BREAKOUT KINGS – how was it going back to him? KNEPPER: I remember Nick Santora [co-creator of BREAKOUT KINGS, who had been a writer/co-executive producer on PRISON BREAK] calling me up and saying, […]Read On »

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THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY Highlights this week in Blu-ray and DVD Releases

THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY | (c) 2013 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: THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY – Being a huge nerd, I am obviously a huge fan of the LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy. I also have read the entire RINGS books as well as THE HOBBIT and I was a bit concerned about how it would be […]Read On »

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Interview: Taylor Kinney chats CHICAGO FIRE and THE VAMPIRE DIARIES

Taylor Kinney in CHICAGO FIRE - Season 1 | ©2013 NBC/Matt Dinerstein

On CHICAGO FIRE, in its first season NBC Wednesdays at 10 PM, Chicago firefighter Kelly Severide is having quite a year. First he was feuding with fellow first responder Matthew Casey (Jesse Spencer) over who was responsible for the death of a friend and fellow first responder. Then Severide suffered a back injury, which he hid from the department. The secrecy and physical pain led to Severide getting addicted to drugs. Finally, he had experimental back surgery, and lately he’s engineered a reunion between his ex-fiancée and her brother. In short, Severide’s been through a rough time. However, Taylor Kinney, […]Read On »

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Movie Review: ZERO DARK THIRTY

ZERO DARK THIRTY movie poster | ©2012 Sony Pictures

Rating: R Stars: Jessica Chastain, Jason Clarke, Kyle Chandler, Jennifer Ehle, Harold Perrineau, James Gandolfini Writer: Mark Boal Director: Kathryn Bigelow Distributor: Columbia Pictures Release Date: December 19, 2012 By now, pretty much everybody knows about the U.S. Navy SEAL raid in the compound in Pakistan that led to the death of Osama Bin Laden, head of Al-Qaeda, which claimed responsibility for the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the U.S. What most people don’t know is exactly how the compound was found, how long it took and how it was determined to be the residence of Bin Laden. ZERO DARK […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Harold Perrineau gets dark on SONS OF ANARCHY

Harold Perrineau in SONS OF ANARCHY - Season 5 - "Sovereign" | ©2012 FX/Prshant Gupta

Harold Perrineau is no stranger to dark-souled characters, having played the seriously conflicted Michael Dawson on LOST and prison inmate Augustus Hill in OZ. However, Damon Pope, the Season Five villain in SONS OF ANARCHY (FX, Tuesdays at 10 PM), may be his darkest role yet. As series creator Kurt Sutter says, “I wanted an actor who … you would believe in a suit and tie standing in front of a city council meeting, at the same time he’s somebody that had the depth and the ability to turn dark and to do some of the heinous things that he […]Read On »

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