The premise for Mark Feuerstein’s new CBS comedy, 9JKL, comes directly from his real-life experience living in a New York City apartment building, with family members living in the two units right next door. Though some of the situations have been fictionalized, Feuerstein says about half of them actually happened to him. Since it literally turned his life into a sitcom, would he move in next to his parents if he had the chance to do it over again? (Click on the media bar below to hear Mark Feuerstein)
Director Takashi Miike (Audition, 13 Assassins, Ichi the Killer) is a storyteller who isn’t afraid of pushing boundaries, and it’s no wonder that Blade of the Immortal is making its North American debut at Fantastic Fest.
Living in feudal Japan as a criminal, a samurai named Manji (Takuya Kimura) is tired of his immortality, and its curse can only be lifted when he slays enough evil men. He eventually ends up protecting a young girl (Hana Sugisaki) whose family died at the hands of sword fighters.
Billed as Takashi Miike’s “100th film,” the filmmaker’s work ethic essentially puts many of his colleagues to shame. The red band trailer below has its share of bloodletting so be warned if you’re at work! Check it out below and tell us what you think!
Blade of the Immortal hits theaters November 3rd and Fantastic Fest takes place Austin in September (21-26).
The midseason finale of Botched airs tonight as Dr. Paul Nassif and Dr. Terry Dubrow lend their expertise to actress and music video vixen Tawny Kitaen (remember those Whitesnake videos and the movie Witchboard?). “You were like the sexiest hood ornament of the ’80s basically,” said Dubrow during his conversation with Kitaen.
Both Dubrow and Nassif have a great sense of humor and that’s one of the many selling points to watch Botched. Another aspect of the show is extremely value added as prospective patients gain further insight into whether or not they should go through with a procedure.
Click on the media bar below to hear Dr. Nassif talk about how Botched changed his own life and how it can also positively influence a person’s surgery decision:
Botched’s midseason finale airs tonight on E! (9 pm et/pt). Are you a fan of Botched and do you dig the chemistry between the witty Dubrow and self-deprecating Nassif? Feel free to comment below!!
After making his debut as Batman in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, Ben Affleck is once again donning the Batsuit for an appearance in Justice League. If you count the Adam West ’60s camp classic, Affleck is the sixth actor to play Batman on the big screen. He told us he had to put all thoughts of previous Batmen aside when he took the role, although he did ask Christian Bale for a little advice when they randomly ran into each other.
Justice League, which also stars Henry Cavill as Superman and Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, opens in theaters on November 17.
For four seasons The Night Shift has been blessed with a talented ensemble cast and solid writing. Unlike many shows that focus most of its drama within the hospital, The Night Shift has not been afraid to explore life outside San Antonio Memorial Hospital (as evinced by TC’s work in Syria).
On the matter of exploration, both Eoin Macken(TC Callahan) and Jill Flint (Jordan Alexander) continue to love being part of The Night Shift family while also delving into different roles during their hiatus. For Flint, she still has her pinch me moments when it comes to working on the show.
“I think it happens to me all the time,” said Flint. “Where I am thrilled this is my life and I get to do this with these people and I love it. I love being on set. I love going on a fresh set and smelling the sawdust and wood. I love everything about it. The circus that is my job.”
Click on the media bar to hear Flint and Eoin Macken talk about finding the joy in their acting (Flint references her role in Bull in the clip).
The Night Shift, co-starring JR Lemon, airs Thursday nights on NBC (10 pm et/pt).