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Al Sapienza chats about SyFy’s Ascension

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In 1963, the U.S. government launched a covert space mission sending hundreds of men, women and children on a century-long voyage aboard the starship Ascension to populate a new world. Nearly 50 years into this journey, a young woman is murdered.  As unrest starts to develop, it causes the ship’s population to question the true nature of their mission. This mystery drama comprised of 6 one hour long episodes. The show is created by showrunner/executive producer Philip Levens and Adrian A. Cruz. Al Sapienza plays Councilman Rose, one of the leaders on the ship.  I had the chance to chat with him about Ascension which premieres on Syfy on Monday, Dec. 15 at 9/8c.

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Leighton Meester and Gillian Jacobs and director/writer Susanna Fogel chat about Life Partners

 

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Sasha (Leighton Meester) and Paige (Gillian Jacobs) are BFF’s forever.  Nothing can ever get between them.  Then Tim (Adam Brody) steps in.  Suddenly their friendship is tested as Paige gets serious with a guy for the first time.  During a recent roundtable with reporters, I had the pleasure of chatting with stars Leighton Meester and Gillian Jacobs and director/writer Susanna Fogel about LIFE PARTNERS.

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Tommy Davidson chats about Black Dynamite

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BLACK DYNAMITE is slowly approaching the end of Season 2.  Of course, I couldn’t just end Season 2 without one more interview from one of the many talented cast members of this hilarious show.   Black Dynamite (Michael Jai White) is still the tall, dark and handsome hero saving the day accompanied by his faithful posse  Bullhorn (Byron Minns), Cream Corn (Tommy Davidson), and Honeybee (Kym Whitley).

I had an incredible conversation with both Michael Jai White and Tommy Davidson about “Black Dynamite”.   Although we don’t have that conversation on video, I was able to relay some of that conversation through another fantastic interview with Tommy Davidson!

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Music composer Chris Lennertz chats about music for Horrible Bosses 2

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The bumbling trio Nick Hendricks (Jason Bateman), Dale Arbus (Charlie Day), and Kurt Buckman (Jason Sudeikis) are back! This time, they have become their own bosses in their own company. Unfortunately, the rug is pulled out from under them from investor Bert Hanson (Christopher Waltz). To regain control of their company, they hatch a plan to kidnap Mr. Hanson’s son Rex (Christopher Pine). During their misadventures, they once again deal with former bosses Dr. Harris (Jennifer Anniston) and Dave Harken (Kevin Spacey), and fast talking Dean MF Jones  (Jamie Foxx).

Grammy Award winner Christopher Lennertz, music composer for both Horrible Bosses 1 and 2, took time to chat with us about the music for this film.

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Brad Carter chats about FX’s “Sons Of Anarchy”

 

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FX’s Sons Of Anarchy is back for season 7!  This season begins ten days later with Jax in jail on a parole violation and dealing with the loss of the woman he loved.  He then plans for complete and merciless retribution with the support of the outlaw motorcycle club (MC).  The illegal arms business hidden behind the guise of the automotive shop continues to be driven by the seduction of money, power, and blood. As the last season of this popular show, be prepared for anything.

Jax tries to ally with Ron Tully (Marilyn Manson), a shot caller for Aryan Brotherhood who is currently incarcerated by trying to meet Leland Gruen (Brad Carter), the right hand of Ron Tully.  I had the opportunity to chat with Brad about his current role on “Sons Of Anarchy” and his upcoming role on “Ascension”.

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Showrunner Greg Plageman chats about Person Of Interest

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“Person Of Interest” is back for season 4 with its premiere on September 23, 2014! As season 3 ended, the  “Machine team” were forced to take on new identities as they avoided the evil Samaritan. As showrunner Greg Plageman puts it, “It is a war between two machines.”  He further notes, “If those three seasons were about surveillance, we think this is the season about artificial intelligence.”  I caught up with Greg  to discuss this exciting new season of “Person Of Interest.”

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Amy Acker chats about Person Of Interest

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Skilled computer hacker Root (Amy Acker) had a rocky start with Sameen Shaw and the rest of the Machine Gang in season 1.  Later, she became a vital link to talking with The Machine.  As season 3 ended, she created seven blind spots in Samaritan, corresponding to seven separate identities to ensure survival of the team.  The team dispersed with their new identities.  As season 4 starts, Harold Finch lost his desire for the numbers and The Machine.  Root reignites that passion and meets up with the rest of the gang as new challenges await them. I chatted with Amy about her character and this current season of “Person Of Interest.”

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Michael Emerson chats about Person Of Interest

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Billionaire software genius Harold Finch has a mission of preventing crime in New York City using social security numbers generated from The Machine.  However, he barely escapes with his own life in Season 3.  This season, he assumes a new identity as he tries to avoid the ever watchful eye of Samaritan.  Emmy award winner and Golden Globe nominee Michael Emerson took time to chat with me about his character and this current season of “Person Of Interest.” Continue reading Michael Emerson chats about Person Of Interest

Jim Caviezel chats about CBS’s Person Of Interest

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Jim Reese is the alias for this former army Special Forces soldier/CIA paramilitary operations official who works with Harold Finch, a reclusive private billionaire software genius.  Together, they work to prevent crime among residents of New York City using numbers generated by The Machine.   Now things have changed. New jobs, same mission.  As we enter into season 4 with the premiere on Tuesday, September 23, Jim Reese is in for a new challenge as he and his cohorts battle to stay undetected under the ever watchful eye of Samaritan.

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John Simms chats about Intruders, BBC America’s latest thriller

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Jack Whalen is a former LAPD cop who retires to rural Washington state with his wife (Mira Sorvino). Suddenly, he notices she’s behaving erratically. In the meantime, strange things are happening around him. He searches for the key to save her from forces that threaten to overwhelm them both.

I caught up with John Simm(“Life on Mars”, “State of Play”, “Doctor Who”) during a roundtable interview to discuss this thrilling new show.   From playing an American for the first time to spooky ghost sounds on set, check out John Simm’s interview as he gives us behind the scenes scoop on “Intruders”.

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Tracey Birdsall talks about award winning Dawn Of The Crescent Moon and Do You Like Your Balls?

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DAWN OF THE CRESCENT MOON and DO YOU LIKE YOUR BALLS? had their Los Angeles premieres on August 23, 2014 at the 10th annual Action On Film Festival.  DAWN OF THE CRESCENT MOON owned the night with winner of best cast
performance in a feature, and best actress in a feature.   DO YOU LIKE YOUR BALLS? in turn won best comedy scene.  The award winning and always talented Tracey Birdsall chats with Eclipse Magazine about these films.

 

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