11.22.63 Miniseries

11.22.63 Warner Bros. Home Video Adapting Stephen King can be a tricky thing. For my money it is best done in a longer format on TV and preferably on cable. This mini-series ran on HULU and making me very happy was released on DVD. The book was great and loads of fun but I’m going to look at this as it’s own entity. The tale opens in a small town in Maine with High School English teacher Jake Epping (James Fanco) signing divorce papers and kind of wondering about his life. A friend of his Al (played by Chris Cooper) who runs a diner gives him a shock by developing cancer overnight. With a promise of having all revealed Jake meets him the...

THE LAST SHIP’s Elisabeth Rohm talks about s...

Elisabeth Rohm has been acting since 1997. People might know her for her portrayals of Assistant District Attorney Serena Southerlyn in the TV series “Law & Order,” DA Amanda Taylor in “Stalker,” Polito in the movie “American Hustle,” Peggy in the movie “Joy,” and now Allison Shaw in the TNT series “The Last Ship,” now in its third season. The show’s plot has the world recovering from a global virus pandemic that nearly destroyed the population. This third season involves two plots, an action adventure that has a U.S. naval destroyer combating the Chinese and pirates, while on the home front the president and his administration are...

QUARRY: Cinemax sets September 9th for series debu...

Cinemax has announced that QUARRY, the series based on the works of Max Allan Collins, will debut on September 9th (10 ET). When U.S. Marine Mac Conway returns home to Memphis from Vietnam in 1972, he finds himself shunned by those he loves and demonized by the public he fought for. While struggling with the nightmarish experiences he witnessed and took part in, Conway is unwillingly drawn into a network of killing that spans the length of the Mississippi River. Logan Marshall-Green (“Spider-Man: Homecoming,” “Prometheus”) stars as Mac Conway, aka Quarry, who is trying to readapt to normal society after Vietnam. Struggling to make ends...

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...