May 30, 2013 |
**1/2 (out of four) With a good magic trick, you feel just as tickled during the illusion's setup as you do after the big finish. In the magician heist-thriller “Now You See Me,” giddy mind games just give way to indifference. At least the film keeps enough mysterious plates spinning for audience members to miss some of what it's up to. In the introductory sequence, an unknown figure scouts four ambitious magicians as they seem to evade flesh-eating piranhas or read people's minds.
October 2, 2013 |
Emmanuelle Chriqui and Emily Osment aren't just breaking out of the box in "Cleaners;" they're exploding the expectations of fans used to seeing them in "Entourage" or "Hannah Montana. " "It was beyond fun. It is what I've wanted to do for a very long time," Chriqui told me during a Sept. 25 call with reporters. "It was fun getting to kind of surprise people, because I think people think of me in a certain way. " In the action-adventure series, which debuts on Sony's Crackle Oct. 3, Chriqui and Osment play assassins who...
November 18, 2011 |
"Sanctuary" fans have heard a lot about the upcoming musical episode. Here's an exclusive first-look clip from "Fugue," which debuts at 9 p.m. Nov. 25 on Syfy. In the episode, written and directed by Damian Kindler, an abnormal attacks FBI agent/Will squeeze Abby (Pascale Hutton). When she wakes in the Sanctuary infirmary, Will (Robin Dunne) discovers that she's possessed by the abnormal, who appears to have a penchant for singing. Will and Magnus (Amanda Tapping) learn that the only way to communicate with the creature is through...
November 26, 2012 |
Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys have begun filming "The Americans" for FX in Brooklyn. I'm looking forward to the series, a Cold War spy drama set in the 1980s and scheduled to premiere in January 2013. It comes from "Falling Skies" producer Joe Weisberg, a former CIA agent who became an author and TV producer. Graham Yost, creator of FX's excellent "Justified," and Joel Fields are also executive producers with Amblin Television honchos Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank. "The Americans" is produced by Fox Television Studios and FX Productions.
February 13, 2014 |
Philip and Elizabeth Jennings learned many valuable parenting lessons in the first season of FX's "The Americans. " Philip (Matthew Rhys) and Elizabeth (Keri Russell) appear to be a typical suburban Washington, D.C., couple, but they're actually lethal KGB agents plotting to bring down America in Cold War era 1980s. To celebrate the addictive spy thriller, Fox Home Entertainment has released a "Parenting 101" tips video. The video shares these tips, cutting them together with examples that show the Jennings doing the exact opposite.
January 3, 2013 |
With Season 3 of "Portlandia" premiering Friday, I asked Fred Armisen to help me with my midseason TV preview by giving him the names of five new series. He then told me what he thought they are about. You can watch him answer in the video above, then read what they are really about below. The Carrie Diaries 7 p.m. Jan. 14, CW What Fred said: That's Carrie Brownstein. It's her diaries. I know about this. It was a pilot; they just got her diaries and they turned it into a show.