Comic-Con footage suggests that DC may have finall...

This weekend San Diego was overrun with fanboys, geeks and all sorts of obsessed folk dressed in garb that likely leaves most people scratching their heads. Comic-Con is upon us. Once upon a time, it was about comics, but now is a launching pad for all things Hollywood. And this year, it looks like DC Comics’s Entertainment Division has found it’s funny. After years of dark, brooding films, the new trailers for WONDER WOMAN, JUSTICE LEAGUE and SUICIDE SQUAD provide color, humor and a spirit that has been missing for years. Christopher Nolan’s BATMAN films did have spirit, but were the birth of the darkness that enveloped...

THE NIGHT OF: Producer Steven Zaillian talks about...

On July 10th, THE NIGHT OF, debuts on HBO. An eight-part limited series created by Steven Zaillian (“Schindler’s List,” “American Gangster”) and Richard Price (“The Color of Money,” HBO’s “The Wire”), THE NIGHT OF delves into the intricacies of a complex New York City murder case with cultural and political overtones. The story examines the police investigation, the legal proceedings, the criminal justice system and Rikers Island, where the accused await trial. THE NIGHT OF stars John Turturro (“O Brother, Where Art Thou?”) and Riz Ahmed (“Nightcrawler”), and was directed by Zaillian (7 episodes) and James Marsh (1 episode) from teleplays...

PREACHER: AMC orders a second season

Midway through it’s freshman season, PREACHER has earned enough love from AMC to garner a second season. AMC has announced that they have ordered a second season consisting of 13 episodes, three more than the current season. This is a tremendous success for a project that has spent over 20 years languishing in Hollywood. In that time, it has bounced from series to film and had Sam Mendes and James Marsden attached to it. It wasn’t until Seth Rogen (KNOCKED UP, SUPERBAD)  stepped up that things really started moving. The TV series is not 100% faithful to the comics, but it captures the spirit and is worth...

Al Coronel talks about season three of THE LAST SH...

The Last Ship has just aired its first episode for the third season on TNT. The story has the crew of a naval destroyer confronting the reality of their existence in a dangerous new world where a global virus pandemic nearly destroys the world population. Al Coronel has a significant role, playing one of the leading antagonists. For those not familiar with him, he is a native of Los Angeles, high school athlete, retired Marine, Salsa dancer, and now an actor who gets to work via motorcycle. The interview with Coronel discusses his Marine experiences and his new role. Elise Cooper: Please discuss your military background. Al Coronel: I...

THE AMERICANS: The Complete Third Season Reviewed

THE AMERICANS Third Season FOX Home Entertainment   From the outset this show has pulled that wonderful trick of getting me to cheer for people who are actually the bad guys. Phil and Liz Jennings have been trained and set up in the US by Russia to do what they can to slow down our brand of Democracy. Usually they come off as pretty nice folks and we want to like them but then they go on a mission and then we are reminded that oh yes, they are Russian Spies! Season three the bar has been raised. Reagan is making the overtures that will eventually “end communism” and the Russians are having more than a few problems with their war in...

Netflix’s ALTERED CARBON has star, director

Netflix is really stepping up in terms of original content. They are the current home for the wonderful Craig Johnson based LONGMIRE, HOUSE OF CARDS and two strong Marvel series with more to come. Now all of that is fine and dandy, but this next bit of news may be what gets me to finally commit. Netflix is developing Richard Morgan’s hard-boiled  cyberpunk novel ALTERED CARBON. Joel Kinnaman (THE KILLING, HOUSE OF CARDS) is set to star as Takeshi Kovacs, a soldier whose mind is put into a new body so he can be hired by the very rich Laurens Bancroft. In this future world, our minds can be backed up and put into new bodies. When...