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Movie Review – Mom and Dad (2018)

Mom and Dad, 2018.

Written and Directed by Brian Taylor.

Starring Nicolas Cage, Selma Blair, Anne Winters, Zackary Arthur, Robert T. Cunningham, Marilyn Dodds Frank, Olivia Crocicchia, Rachel Melvin, and Lance Henriksen.


A teenage girl and her little brother must survive a wild 24 hours during which a mass hysteria of unknown origins causes parents to turn violently on their own kids.

Folks, we have another one for the always hilarious Nicolas Cage montages of insanity; a clip of the veteran actor (known for unprecedented levels of craziness in his older years) destroying a pool table while intensely wide-eyed yelling out The Hokey Pokey. The kicker is that although it is a flashback integrated into the middle of Mom and Dad (written and directed by Brian Taylor who is most the for the Crank franchise, utilizing that same punk rock and frenetic style here as well), this is a father Before
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7 New Netflix Shows to Binge in January 2018, and the Best Episodes of Each

7 New Netflix Shows to Binge in January 2018, and the Best Episodes of Each
1. “Grace and Frankie” Season 4 (available January 19)

Why Should I Watch It? “Grace and Frankie” has become one of the best Netflix series out there. Honestly, it always has been, but continued quality has solidified this tale of unexpected friendship as one of the most observant, confident, and entertaining comedies out there. Lily Tomlin is as dynamite as ever. Jane Fonda knows just when to bring down the house. Neither is afraid to engage in delicate topics typically ignored by mainstream TV shows, and the writers (including co-creator Marta Kauffman) continue to introduce pertinent new storylines while bringing in wonderful new faces. This year, that face belongs to Lisa Kudrow, so if you need one more reason to watch, she’s certainly it.

Best Episode: Reviews and review-like posts such as this are being held until Wednesday, January 17. Traditionally, embargoes so close to the release date are taken as a bad sign for the series’ quality,
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Netflix Casts Its ‘Umbrella Academy’ Family

A little less than a month ago Netflix had announced that X-Men star Ellen Page had signed on to the upcoming The Umbrella Academy series to play the role of Vanya Hargreeves aka The White Violin. Now Netflix has added five more actors to the Hargreeves family.

From left to right:

Aidan Gallagher (Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn) will play Number Five: At the age of 10, The Boy travelled 50 years into the future in which Sir Reginald warned him that he could never go back. After 50 more years, Number Five finds a way to return but returns to the current date in his 10 year old state despite the rest of his siblings aging at a normal rate, now 30. Due to the time travel The Boy does not age.

Robert Sheehan (Misfits) will play Klaus aka The Séance: Has the powers of levitation, telekinesis, and can contact the dead. The only way
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Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy rounds out its cast of dysfunctional superheroes

A couple weeks after Netflix cast Ellen Page (Flatliners) in the lead role of The Umbrella Academy adaptation, the streaming service has now rounded out its cast of dysfunctional superheroes in the Hargreeve family. Joining Page in the series are Tom Hopper (Black Sails) as Luther, Emmy Raver-Lampman (Broadway’s Hamilton) as Allison, David Castañeda (Soldado) as Diego, Robert Sheehan (Misfits) as Klaus and Aidan Gallagher (Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn) as Number Five.

The character descriptions for the new cast members are:

Luther (Hopper) – Luther was groomed by his father from an early age to be the leader of The Umbrella Academy – a responsibility that has always weighed heavily on him. He is resilient, a workaholic, and possesses the ability of heightened physical strength. Upstanding to a fault, Luther always tries to do the right thing, even if that means putting others before himself. Allison (Raver-Lampman) – Allison is beautiful, elegant,
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Netflix’s ‘Umbrella Academy’ Series Adds ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Misfits’ Alumni to Cast Led By Ellen Page

Netflix’s ‘Umbrella Academy’ Series Adds ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Misfits’ Alumni to Cast Led By Ellen Page
Netflix’s newest comic book adaptation is only getting more super, with a cast rounded out with stars from Game of Thrones, Hamilton, Misfits, and more. The Umbrella Academy series has found its main cast, adding Tom Hopper as Luther, Emmy Raver-Lampman as Allison, David Castañeda as Diego, Robert Sheehan as Klaus, and Aidan Gallagher as Number Five. They join Ellen Page (who […]

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Neil Gaiman’s Anansi Boys coming to BBC Radio 4

Louisa Mellor Nov 23, 2017

Lenny Henry stars in the voice cast for this year's 6-part Christmas BBC Radio 4 Neil Gaiman drama, Anansi Boys

Like satsumas and hangovers, the annual BBC Radio 4 Neil Gaiman drama has established itself as an essential festive tradition. Following its 2013 Neverwhere dramatisation, Radio 4 brought us Good Omens, Stardust, and How The Marquis Got His Coat Back, as well as featuring The Truth Is A Cave In The Black Mountains as a book of the week, all at Christmastime.

See related Charlie Brooker interview: Black Mirror, videogames, Gameswipe and A Touch Of Cloth Black Mirror season 4: trailers for two new episodes arrive

This year’s Xmas radio drama will be Anansi Boys, adapted from Neil Gaiman’s 2005 novel. It’s the story of two estranged brothers, gods, magic, African folk tales, and spiders. The first of the six episodes is due to air on December the 25th.
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Jon Hamm to star in new supernatural thriller

Alec Bojalad Nov 6, 2017

Jon Hamm will be lending his talents to Off Season, director Jonathan Van Tulleken's feature debut

Late bloomer-turned TV royalty-turned feature film darling Jon Hamm has been tapped to star in the feature debut from BAFTA nominated director Jonathan van Tulleken, Off Season.

Hamm, of course, rose to prominence for his Emmy and Golden Globe-winning portrayal of Don Draper on modern television classic Mad Men. He has since parlayed that Don Draper success into further his career as a comedic actor on television as Tina Fey's muse in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and as a dramatic actor in films such as Baby Driver.

Hamm will now be offering his talents to director Jonathan van Tulleken in bringing his award-winning short film Off Season to full feature status. Off Season, the short, debuted in 2009 and went on to be the rare short film nominated for a BAFTA award.
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‘Genius’: Alex Rich To Star As Young Picasso; Five More Cast In Nat Geo Anthology Series

Alex Rich (Glow, True Detective) has been tapped as a lead, sharing the title role of Pablo Picasso with Antonio Banderas in the second season of National Geographic's anthology series Genius. In addition, Clémence Poésy (Harry Potter & The Goblet of Fire, In Bruges), Robert Sheehan (Fortitude, Misfits), Poppy Delevingne (Kingsman: The Golden Circle, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword), Aisling Franciosi (Game of Thrones, The Fall) and Sebastian Roché (Young Pope, The Man in…
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Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams – The Commuter Review

Villordsutch reviews Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams: “The Commuter”…

The latest serving of Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams, titled “The Commuter”, was originally published way back in 1953 within the Science Fiction magazine Amazing Stories, and is now brought up to date by Jack Thorne (creator of the excellent Fades) and directed by Tom Harper (Peaky Blinders, Misfits).

Ed Jacobson (played be the brilliant Timothy Spall) is trapped within his own life. His daily job as a train station employee finds him dealing with numerous confused customers, sorting out blocked toilets, and fishing the odd tea-bag out of the bin to satisfy the need for a brew.

Outside of his workplace we discover his home life isn’t any better. The street in which he lives upon is strewn with rubbish, muffled music echoes from random houses and run down cars are parked across pavements. Yet, things become even
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The Good Doctor Premiere: Grade It!

The Good Doctor Premiere: Grade It!
ABC’s The Good Doctor boasts an incredible pedigree, a killer cast and a provocative premise — but is it any, you know, any good?

From House creator David Shore, the rookie medical drama — which bowed Monday at 10/9c behind DWTS — stars Bates Motel leading man Freddie Highmore as Dr. Shaun Murphy, a young pediatric surgeon and autistic savant who is about to join the staff of the prestigious San Jose St. Bonaventure Hospital. And to say the hospital’s administration is resistant to his controversial hiring is a gargantuan understatement. Lucky for him, he’s got an ally and mentor
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Game of Thrones and Salem Stars Head to Carnival Row

More casting news has arrived for Amazon’s upcoming original series “Carnival Row,” as Deadline is reporting that David Gyasi (Interstellar), Karla Crome (Misfits), Indira Varma (“Game of Thrones”), and Tamzin Merchant (pictured; “Salem”) have been added to the eight-episode straight-to-series… Continue Reading →

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‘Carnival Row’: David Gyasi, Karla Crome, Indira Varma & Tamzin Merchant Join Amazon’s Fantasy Drama Series

Amazon is rounding out its cast for Carnival Row, adding David Gyasi (Interstellar), Karla Crome (Misfits), Indira Varma (Game of Thrones), and Tamzin Merchant (Salem) to the eight-episode straight-to-series fantasy drama, from Rene Echevarria, Travis Beacham, Paul McGuigan and Legendary Television. They join previously cast Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne. Carnival Row is described as a fantasy-noir set in a neo-Victorian city. Mythical creatures fleeing their war-torn…
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Three Summers review – Ben Elton's folk music festival comedy misses a few notes

A roll call of Australian talent fills out this slight and sunny love story but while the jokes arrive at a steady pace, more than a few fall short of their mark

If a Western Australian folk music festival seems like a left-field setting for a film by Ben Elton – once a premier humorist of Britain’s grimy absurdities in shows including The Young Ones and Blackadder – bear in mind that the comedian has held dual citizenship in Australia since 2004, taking up residence in Fremantle with his Australian wife.

A slight and sunny love story, Three Summers is set over three consecutive iterations of the fictional Westifal music festival (slogan: “Let’s get folked up”). MisfitsRobert Sheehan and Home and Away’s Rebecca Breeds star as the prospective partners. She’s a boot-stamping, fiddle-playing folk chick; he’s a know-it-all muso with a passion for the theremin. He’s
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Inumans: Iwan Rheon Talks How Maximus And Game Of Thrones' Ramsay Are Different.

I first remember Iwan Rheon when he portrayed the meek and very socially reserved character of Simon Bellamy on the British show, Misfits. His turn as the psychotic Ramsay Bolton on HBO’s Game of Thrones was a complete 180 from his Misfits character, and is a testament to Rheon’s acting range. Rheon is now set to be a part of Marvel’s Inhumans, playing Maximus, a powerless character intent on overthrowing his Inhuman brother, Black Bolt. Rheon recently sat down with Moviefone and talked about what it’s like to join the Marvel Universe and how Maximus is different from Ramsay Bolton:

"I think every young boy wants to be in the superhero show, so it's lovely to join it. Even though I don't actually have a superpower in the show, it's cool just to be part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe -- they make such amazing stuff and
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The Best Underdog Networks and Streaming Services You Should Be Watching — IndieWire Critics Survey

The Best Underdog Networks and Streaming Services You Should Be Watching — IndieWire Critics Survey
Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Tuesday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best show currently on TV?” can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: Which lesser known network or streaming service deserves more love? Why?

Damian Holbrook (@damianholbrook), TV Guide Magazine

I just wrote about this for TVInsider.com! Recently, I am obsessed with truTV, which has unleashed two of my favorite summer programs: “The Chris Gethard Show” and Andrea Savage’s perfect “I’m Sorry.” The first is the “Pee Wee’s Playhouse” of live late-night talk shows featuring the supremely likable comedian and the second, sort of a “Curb Your Enthusiasm” for suburban marrieds, Finally gives Savage a chance to carry a show after years of scene-stealing support. Originally designed as a true-crime network, the rebranding to comedy (and edgy comedy at that!
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A Sneak Peek At New ABC Show ‘Marvel’s Inhumans’

The multimedia juggernaut, also known as Marvel, has been dominating multiplexes for well over a decade now. The small screen however, is a slightly different story. While Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has survived four years on network television (with a fifth on the way), the show has also suffered from poor reviews, and steadily declining ratings since its debut.

Netflix has had a slightly more successful run of Marvel adaptations with the critically acclaimed Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and Luke Cage. But, this year’s Iron Fist was plagued with negativity surrounding its controversial casting, and weak storytelling. Regardless, ABC have their sights set on another piece of the ever-lucrative Marvel pie with the upcoming Inhumans.

The series initially began as a feature film adaptation from Marvel Studios, before an extremely public breakup between Kevin Feige and Ike Perlmutter derailed the project. Now, this 8 episode television event promises to combine the epic storytelling of Game of Thrones,
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Fantasia Review: ‘S.U.M.1’ is a High Concept, Low Budget One-Man Sci-Fi Show

It’s been decades since a new world order changed Earth forever, an alien invasion by creatures known as the Nonesuch forcing humanity underground. The old guard who survived remembers the war that drove them subterranean, memories of life on the surface and the beasts that present-day generations hope to never encounter. If any of them do want to risk their lives for a glimpse of the sun they’ve only heard about through stories, though, they can enlist in the military and become a soldier tasked with a one hundred day mission meant to find stragglers and point them towards sanctuary: Exilium. Battles still rage, but humanity has all but resigned itself to its defeat. Now it’s a matter of staying alive to save those who were left behind.

This is the background to Christian Pasquariello’s debut feature S.U.M.1 — a high concept, low budget one-man science fiction show.
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Michael Alago, Who Signed Metallica and White Zombie, Gets the Documentary Treatment in ‘Who the F**k Is That Guy?’

Michael Alago, Who Signed Metallica and White Zombie, Gets the Documentary Treatment in ‘Who the F**k Is That Guy?’
If the histories of Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre warrant four hours of prime HBO real estate in “The Defiant Ones,” then certainly Michael Alago, the flamboyant New York punk habitue who signed Metallica to Elektra and White Zombie to Geffen during his stints as an A&R executive, deserves his 77 minutes of recognition.

In the spirit of similar documentaries on behind-the-scenes heroes such as Rodney Bingenheimer (“The Mayor of Sunset Strip”) and Danny Fields (“Danny Says”), “Who the F**k Is That Guy?” recounts the remarkable journey of Alago, a Puerto Rican kid who grew up on Brooklyn’s New Utrecht Avenue with his bedroom facing an elevated subway track. That undoubtedly influenced his passion for post-punk hardcore rock. “I love the noise,” he says at one point in the movie. “I love the sweat. I love when I go to concerts and it’s 99% guys.”

The documentary was directed by punk-rock veteran Drew Stone, who
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Dave Foley Joins Misfits Remake Pilot

Dave Foley Joins Misfits Remake Pilot
Many of the characters in Freeform’s Misfits remake pilot have supernatural abilities. The one played by new cast addition Dave Foley (NewsRadio) really, really doesn’t.

Foley has joined the potential superhero drama as as series regular, our sister site Deadline reports. His character, Bernie, is a schlubby, desperate car-service driver who is clumsy and rather desperate.

Misfits, an adaptation of a British cult hit, centers on a group of young offenders in a community-service program who develop otherworldly powers after being hit by a mysterious electrical storm. The cast includes Ashleigh Lathrop (Sirens) as Alicia, a spoiled, vapid,
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The Flickering Myth Reaction to the first trailer for Marvel’s Inhumans

The Flickering Myth team react to the first trailer for Marvel’s Inhumans

Marvel’s Inhumans series dropped its first trailer yesterday [watch it here] and the online reaction has been overwhelmingly negative. What did the Flickering Myth staff think of this first look? Read on to see how much our writers matched up with public opinion…

Shaun Munro: Scott Buck’s the showrunner, so of course this looks and plays incredibly flat. It did almost nothing for me, unfortunately. I imagine the IMAX treatment will just enhance how cheap it all looks.

Tai Freligh: I know nothing about the Inhumans at all, so I went into this trailer with no preconceptions. It looks somewhat interesting, but I’m not sure I can handle another show where Iwan Rheon plays a Ramsay Bolton type of character. If so, I’d be rooting for him to get killed off right away as I can’t handle more of that.
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