gotham_ver4Airing tonight on Fox,the new hit series GOTHAM takes viewers even further into what is becoming the grand-daddy of comic book villain origin stories. Going behind the scenes to discover what made such iconic (at least to the fanboys) bad-guys as The Penguin, The Riddler and Catwoman the people they became, GOTHAM is an epic piece of TV storytelling.

Created expressly for the series, Fish Mooney is a formidable villain whose iron-fist hold over the Gotham City theater district is just a front for her underhanded (and often very violent) mob activities. Played by JADA PINKETT-SMITH with cold-as-ice resolve, FISH MOONEY is a pretty cool addition to the DC Comics universe.

An award winning actress and musician, PINKETT-SMITH is the wife of international box-office favorite WILL SMITH and the mother of JADEN (critically acclaimed for his performance in the film THE PURSUIT OF HAPPYNESS) and WILLOW (a popular singer/songwriter). In addition to that, she and her husband founded the Will and Jada Smith Family Foundation, a charity focused on inner-city youth.

During a recent interview to promote the series, PINKETT-SMITH talked about how GOTHAM fit into her plans for the family business.

GOTHAM airs tonight on Fox.

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_rbolivia68dj1_hires12Now playing in select theaters, ST. VINCENT is a quirky, off-beat comedy revolving around a single mom forced by circumstance to entrust the care of her tween son to a misanthropic neighbor whose interests mostly include alcohol, prostitutes and gambling. BILL MURRAY plays the titular St. Vincent de Van Nuys, a cranky war vet who becomes mentor to the bullied 12-year-old (JAEDEN LIEBERHER) and MELISSA McCARTHY takes on the role of the beleaguered mom.

Known in movies primarily for her over-the-top portrayals of lower-class, less-than-tidy characters in such films as TAMMY and BRIDESMAIDS, MELISSA McCARTHY dials it down a bit here and turns in a brilliant performance. During her recent publicity push for the film, she talked about changing it up for this one.


ST. VINCENT is now playing in select theaters.

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_rbolivia68dj1_hires11Arriving in theaters today, DRACULA UNTOLD is an origin story detailing the circumstances surrounding the transformation Prince Vlad of Transylvania (a.k.a. Vlad the Impaler) goes through to become the even more infamous bloodsucking Count Dracula. As much a ’sword and shield’ battlefield movie as it is a monster movie, the film boasts plenty of action and CGI effects.

Directed by GARY SHORE, the cast includes LUKE EVANS, SARAH GADON, DOMINIC COOPER, CHARLES DANCE and PAUL KAYE.

A classically trained actor with a wealth of theatrical experience, LUKE EVANS handles the titular role with aplomb and, during our recent interview, he likened the DRACULA UNTOLD experience to working a large live theater. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)

DRACULA UNTOLD is now in theaters.

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_rbdave73dj1_hires210Airing tonight on Fox,the hit dramedy procedural BONES continues its popularity even as it plows through its 10th season. Created by HART HANSON, the Emmy-nominated series stars EMILY DESCHANEL, DAVID BOREANAZ, MICHAELA CONLIN, T.J. THYNE and JOHN FRANCIS DALEY.

A total runaway hit for Fox, BONES has always been reliant on the natural chemistry between stars DESCHANEL and BOREANAZ. And, after ten years, that chemistry hasn’t changed a bit. During a recent interview to promote the series they proved to us that they were still as compatible as ever when we asked what to expect from this season.

BONES airs Thursday nights on Fox.

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_rbdave73dj1_hires29Set in Venice, California and centered in the gritty world of mixed martial arts cage fighting, KINGDOM premieres tonight and is the original new series from satellite provider DirecTV. A dynastic drama focused on a fractured family of fighters, hookers and drug addicts the series seems promising and looks to be a possible winner.

The cast is headed by the always reliable FRANK GRILLO and features (an incredibly ripped) NICK JONAS (yes, THAT Nick Jonas), JONATHAN TUCKER, JOANNA GOING, KIELE SANCHEZ and MATT LAURIA. It should also be mentioned that the rag-tag city of Venice is every bit as much a star of the show as anyone in the cast.

FRANK GRILLO and NICK JONAS recently sat down for a lengthy promotional tour and spoke about the story behind KINGDOM.

KINGDOM premieres tonight on DirecTV.

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_rbdave73dj1_hires28The highly anticipated return of AMERICAN HORROR STORY airs tonight on FX. Subtitled FREAK SHOW, the series is set in the sleepy little town of 1952 Jupiter, Florida and focused on a rag-tag group of human curiosities composing a traveling sideshow. The fact that their arrival coincides with a series of brutal, gruesome murders threatens both their survival and the survival of the American carny experience.

As usual, the all-star award-winning cast includes JESSICA LANGE, SARAH PAULSON, EVAN PETERS, KATHY BATES, ANGELA BASSETT, GABOUREY SIDIBE, FRANCIS CONROY, DENIS O’HARE, MICHAEL CHICKLIS, PATTI LaBELLE and EMMA ROBERTS.

During a Television Critics Association press conference to promote the show, series star JESSICA LANGE talked about adjusting to working in television after spending so many years in movies and theater. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)


AMERICAN HORROR STORY: FREAK SHOW airs tonight on FX

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11Now playing in select theaters and available via VOD, STEPHEN KING’S A GOOD MARRIAGE is a low-budget thriller adapted by the author from his novella of the same name and included in the 2010 anthology FULL DARK, NO STARS.

Directed by PETER ASKIN and starring JOAN ALLEN, ANTHONY LaPAGLIA, KRISTEN CONNOLLY and STEPHEN LANG, the film centers on a happily married couple whose relationship goes horribly wrong when the wife discovers the husband she’s been sharing a life with for 25 years is harboring some very disturbing secrets. This revelation poses some serious questions for her and forces her to come to terms with several conflicting feelings.

On their recent publicity tour to promote the film, STEPHEN KING and JOAN ALLEN talked about the genesis of and the issues raised in STEPHEN KING’S A GOOD MARRIAGE.


STEPHEN KING’S A GOOD MARRIAGE is in select theaters and available via VOD.

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_rbdave73dj1_hires27Delivering pretty much what we’ve come to expect from a comic book superhero series on The CW, tonight’s premiere episode of THE FLASH is lightweight, slick and features an extremely photogenic young cast. A spin-off of the popular CW series ARROW, THE FLASH is based on the DC Comics superhero originally created in 1940 by GARDNER FOX and HARRY LAMPERT. Written and produced by ANDREW KREISBERG, GEOFF JOHNS and the prolific GREG BERLANTI, the new series stars GRANT GUSTIN (GLEE) as Barry Allen, a nerdy assistant police forensic investigator who awakens from an explosion induced coma with superhuman speed. In an amusing nod to the original 1990 CBS series, JOHN WESLEY SHIPP (who played The Flash) has been cast as Henry Allen, Barry’s father.

At a Television Critics Association press conference to promote the series, GRANT GUSTIN admitted he knew little about THE FLASH before taking on the role but has since done his homework. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)

THE FLASH debuts tonight on The CW.

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_rbdave73dj1_hires26It’s been reported by London’s The Guardian newspaper that the Motion Picture Association of America is being called homophobic because of it giving the inspirational new film PRIDE an R rating thus judging it unsuitable for 17-year-olds unless accompanied by an adult. The movie, which contains no explicit sex or violence, is a culture-clash comedy/drama that details the true story of a group of gay activists who supported workers during the infamous 1984 National Union of Mineworkers strike.

Directed by MATTHEW WARCHUS, PRIDE stars BILL NIGHY, IMELDA STAUNTON, DOMINIC WEST and PADDY CONSIDINE and has been lauded at several international film festivals.

During his recent publicity tour, BILL NIGHY declared the film one of his favorites and praised it for its themes of diversity and co-operation.

We doubt the MPAA ratings board decision is sitting very well with him now.

PRIDE is in theaters now.

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_rbdave73dj1_hires25Airing tonight on Fox, the new series GOTHAM is shaping up to be a first rate action adventure. Essentially an ‘origin story’ detailing the events behind the creation of BATMAN and the various super-villains that inhabit his universe, the story so far has concentrated on newcomer FISH MOONEY, SELINA KYLE AND OSWALD COBBLEPOT, characters who will eventually become CATWOMAN and THE PENGUIN. Also slightly foreshadowed are characters who will, somewhere down the road, transform into THE RIDDLER and POISON IVY.

Working within the system of the police station and alongside Detectives HARVEY BULLOCK and JIM GORDON, EDWARD NIGMA is already showing signs of speaking in riddles and it’s pretty clear just from his name alone (E. NIGMA) where he’s headed.

We recently sat down with actor CORY MICHAEL SMITH to talk about his role as EDWARD NIGMA in the new series and he explained the slow build to becoming GOTHAM’S legendary bad guy, THE RIDDLER.

GOTHAM airs tonight on Fox.

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