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TV Review: The Americans - Season 3 Episode 3 "Open House"

SEASON 3, EPISODE 3 : "Open House" SYNOPSIS : Phillip and Elizabeth come face-to-face with their most dangerous mission yet as they try to gather more intel on the CIA's Afghan Group. Meanwhile, Paige's fate with the KGB is still up in the air and Martha tries to get Clark to commit to being a foster parent. RECAP (Beware of spoilers, comrades!) : Few...
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TV Review: The Americans - Season 3 Episode 2 "Baggage"

SEASON 3, EPISODE 2 : "Baggage" SYNOPSIS : Tensions are still running high in the Jennings household as Elizabeth and Phillip battle over Paige's future. And while Nina acclimates to her new living conditions in a Moscow prison, Stan takes another Soviet defector under his wing. RECAP (Beware of spoilers, comrades!) : Obviously the title for...
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TV Review: The Americans - Season 3 Episode 1 "EST Men"

SEASON 3, EPISODE 1 : "EST Men" SYNOPSIS : With Paige in the crosshairs of the KGB's recruitment machine, Phillip and Elizabeth are forced to decide whether to let their daughter in on their secret life, or let her make a life of her own. RECAP (Beware of spoilers, comrades!) : FX’s underrated gem, THE AMERICANS, which I consider to be the best show...
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Paramount developing new TV series based on Jim Carrey's The Truman Show

Good morning, and in case I don't see ya, good afternoon, good evening, and good night! Paramount is working on a new Terminator television series , but apparently the studio is also developing another new show with ties to a feature film. According to an article at The Wrap on the studio's new television executives, Paramount is interested in adapting 1998's THE TRUMAN...
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The Good, The Bad & The Badass: James Caan

Last week, in anticipation of THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL, we took a look at the filmography of Wes Anderson , whose debut film, BOTTLE ROCKET, featured a standout performance by this week’s subject… James Caan No one could ever deny that James Caan is one hell of a badass. Even at seventy-three years old, Caan’s still one of the toughest guys in...
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Review: Blood Ties

BLOOD TIES was originally reviewed as part of our TIFF 2013 coverage. PLOT: In New York City, circa 1974, Chris ( Clive Owen ) is paroled after twelve-years in prison for murder. He's met by his sister Marie ( Lili Taylor ) and brother Frank ( Billy Crudup )- a cop who tries to put his brother on a straight-laced, honest path. Now pushing fifty, and with two kids...
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New domestic trailer for crime drama Blood Ties with Clive Owen and Billy Crudup

The last time we heard from BLOOD TIES, the crime drama from director  Guillaume Canet , was at TIFF 2013 (see our review here ), but now the film has resurfaced with a new domestic trailer in preparation for its stateside release. Starring Clive Owen and Billy Crudup as brothers on either side of the law, one a cop (Crudup) and one a crook (Owen), the two square off with...
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Accents galore in the trailer for 1970's set crime pic Blood Ties with Clive Owen, Billy Crudup, Mila Kunis, and Marion Cotillard

So, this one kind of came out of left field. A 1970's set crime drama with a bang-up cast, co-written by James Gray , and directed by the French boyfriend in Danny Boyle 's THE BEACH. Wicked. BLOOD TIES is a very compelling looking film, which may be trying too hard to be so, but I have to admire the effort. Starring Clive Owen , Billy Crudup , Mila Kunis , Marion...
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Face-Off: Super 8 vs. Cloverfield

In last weeks Face Off , we saluted early Tim Burton with a match between Beetlejuice and Edward Scissorhands. In opposition to where I stood on the matter, our readers rallied and let me know the entertainment value of Beetlejuice could not be matched. Can't say I'm upset with that verdict as I loved the shit out of both films. This week, its all about monsters from the mind of JJ...
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