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TV Recap: Game of Thrones "Breaker of Chains"

TV Recap: Game of Thrones "Breaker of Chains"
By: Sue

Joffery is still dead. Cersei screaming like a banshee for Tyrion to be taken, and Sansa taken by Sir Dontos. Tywin orders the gates to be sealed, and the girl to be found. Dontos takes her to a neaby boat, and she hesitates for only a moment before getting in. He rows her out, through the fog, to a ship she can barely make out. He tries to calm her, telling her that she’ll be fine, that she’s stronger than she knows as she climbs aboard. Lord Baelish is aboard. Littlefinger schemed to have Sansa brought to him. He gives Dontos his payment, a swift arrow through the heart. Littlefinger tells her that she must stay, that her fleeing makes her look guilty. She feels remorse for Dontos, he saved her, but he was a drunk, and the best way to buy permanent loyalty is with death. Littlefinger takes the necklace that Dontos gave her, it too was a lie, one that Littlefinger planted before. He crushes it and tosses it into the small boat with Dontos’ dead body. He tells her that she is safe with him, that he is taking her home.



Margaery questions her grandmother if she is now queen, which she is in a way. She’s more Queen than she was after the marriage and death of Renley , but less than if Joffery had lived to consummate the marriage. Olenna tells her that now is not the time to press the issue. She tells her how the Lannisters brought her the body of her husband, forced her to look at his pitiful form. Margaery hasn’t had the best of luck with husbands. Both died, but Olenna tells her that she isn’t unlucky, she enjoyed her marriage much more this way than she would have having actually been married to him, and that she did well managing him, that she’ll be even better with the next.

Tywin speaks to Tommen with Cersei at his sign. With Joffery dead he is now the king. Tywin isn’t playing games at the moment, he asks Tommen what kind of King will he be. He thinks he will be a good king, and Tywin has to agree. He asks what makes a good king. Holiness is Tommen’s first answer, but Tywin pokes holes in the arguments using a past king as an example. Being Just is no better, and Strength even worse. His own father was strong, he won the rebellion, rid the kingdom of Targaryens. All of these kings lacked Wisdom. Tywin suggests to the boy that he should listen to his counselor of advisors. Joffery was not a wise or good king, if he had been he would still be alive. As a king Tywin tells him that he will have to marry, and produce heirs. He takes Tommen to give Cersei time alone with Joffery. Jaime asks that Cersei be allowed to grieve alone, and the Scepter clears the room. Cersei is sure that Tyrion killed Joffery. He had threatened her once that her joy would turn to ashes in her mouth, and now they have. She is sure of his guilt, she asks that Jaime avenge their son, that he kill their brother. She doesn’t want a trial, she wants his death now. She begs him to do this, he offers her what comfort her can, and it leads to a kiss that Cersei cuts short. She pulls away from him, but he will not be stopped. He takes her roughly, and she protests but he’s beyond caring as he buries himself in her at the foot of their son’s viewing.



Rain looks to be coming on the horizon, but the Hound has no map. He and Arya are still headed to the Eyrie so he can deliver her to her Aunt Lysa. Arya questions his sense of direction, but he wants to be rid of her as much as she wants to leave him. The Hound needs the gold he hopes Lysa will pay so he can cross the narrow sea and be a sells sword. Arya muses that she would like to see Braavos. The landowners interrupts their conversation, and the Hound bristles at them, but Arya asks that they excuse her father’s gruffness, laying on a story of their cottage burning down with her mother inside as he fought in the war. The pair accept her story, only asking which house he fought for, she says the Tullys, and they offer them shelter in their barn along with a hot meal. Over dinner they pray to the seven gods, and the Hound gets impatient during the prayers. The Hound hurries along the prayer, and then he pours himself a heaping bowl. Arya apologizes again for his actions. The villager talks of the Red Wedding, of the Fray’s betrayal. The whole country has gone down hill as of late. He asks the Hound to stay and help out around the farm. The Hound considers the offer, asking for the pay. He doesn’t have much, but offers fair wages for fair work. As Arya sleeps in the barn, she is awoken by the sounds of screams. The Hound robbed him. Arya is outraged by his actions, but the Hound sees weakness in the man, knowing that he and his daughter won’t survive the winter.

Sam takes stock of camp as he goes to visit Gilly. The men don’t believe that he killed the Whitewalker. No one saw his actions except her, but she’s just a wildling. Gilly plucks a goose, as Sam asks if she is alright. Although there is a lot of talk, no one has yet to touch her. Sam worries over her virtue, and he worries that eventually someone will take action. She thanks him for his worry, and continues her defeathering. He worries about her safety too, he thinks she may be safer in a nearby town. She asks if he’s bored of her, but he just wants to protect her. She takes away two of the birds ending their conversation, and leaving him alone with her baby. He looks down at the infant, worry all over his face.

Stannis asks Davos to read a missive, since he now can, asking him what he thinks of it. He sees that Joffery is now dead, just as he hoped when he tossed the leach filled with bastard blood into the fire. The fire and blood worked, and Davos set the bastard free. Opportunity has arisen, and he has no way of taking advantage of it. Davos thinks that they should look to sells swords, but Stannis refuses to consider it. Davos reminds him that men win wars not beliefs. Stannis has no gold, not yet, and he must press his claim to the throne, keep it in the forefront so that it is not forgotten. Time is short for both of them. Princess Shireen chastises him for being late to her reading session. The child is a tough teacher, and she has a new book for him. She likes the new book, it’s about pirates. Davos tells her that he was never a pirate but a smuggler, and tries to explain the difference, that most tend not to be interested in the distinction, which gives him an idea. He tells Shireen to write a missive for him posing as Stannis to the Bank of Braavos.

Sam takes Gilly and her baby away from the Wall, to the nearby town. A woman questions her about everything from the baby to her where she’s from. She makes her for a wildling instantly, as Sam negotiates Gilly’s terms of staying. She will cook, and clean and look after the babies of the other girls, but nothing else. The innkeeper even offers him a cut of her profits, but Sam reiterates no other work. Sam takes her to her new quarters, but Gilly isn’t happy there. She wants to be at Castle Black, but Sam thinks that this is best for her, that he cannot protect her. The baby cries, and Sam leaves Gilly behind.

Ellaria enjoys her time in the whorehouse. She kisses the proprietor, but he’s not interested in her. He’s rather amuse Prince Oberyn, but the Prince thinks its his loss. He enjoys both sexes equally. He hopes to have as much stamina as Prince Oberyn does when he’s his age. Prince Oberyn hopes that he has had his fill before he loses his looks, but Prince Oberyn will never have that problem. As a Prince of Dorn people will line up for a chance in his bed until the day he dies Ellaria tells him as she climbs atop the Prince. Play time is interrupted by Lord Tywin. He sends the whores out, but Tywin chooses to stay standing. Oberyn offers his condolences. He doesn’t think the sins of the father should be taken out on the son, or even grandson. He knows the boy was poisoned, which brings up Oberyn’s poison talents. He asks about his meeting with Tyrion. They spoke of the death of his sister Illyria, and her gruesome death at the hands of the Mountains, although he blames Tywin for her death, he hasn’t raised a hand against him. Oberyn isn’t a dumb man, and he wishes to speak with the Mountain. Tywin will arrange for the meeting, but he wishes for Oberyn to be one of the judges at Tyrion’s trial, he also wishes to offer him a seat on the small counsel. Tywin is working to reunite the Seven Kingdoms before the Wildlings and Whitewalkers come against them from the North and the Targaryen girl and her dragons across the sea. The threats are coming and they need to come together against them, and Tywin is willing to help him get justice for Illyria in return.

Podrick comes to see Tyrion in his cell. The boy has been a good and loyal squire. He tried to sneak in wine, but the guards took it. He did manage to get in food, candles and a quill. Tyrion asks after Shae, Podrick has heard nothing, which Tyrion hopes is a good sign. Not a good sign, Tyrion is to be tried for Joffery’s murder. Although Tyrion thinks that the world is a better place without Joffery in it, he did not kill him. Podrick tells him who the judges are, and Tyrion is surprised a bit by Oberyn being named. Podrick asks for a list of witnesses, and Tyrion names Sansa first. Podrick tells him that she is gone, and with her disappearance his guilt looks all the more. Tyrion always thought when something bad happened it was at Cersei’s hand, except this time. For all of Cersei’s faults she does love her children. Tyrion wishes to call Varys, but he’s already a witness for Cersei. He wishes for Bronn to visit, so he can have him investigate, but Bronn is being bared from doing so. Since he’s a known cutthroat, and an associate he’s on the list as well. Tyrion asks for Jaime to atleast come, and Podrick will try. Podrick hesitates leaving, having to dispel one more thing. He tells Tyrion that he was approached to testify against him, offered a title if he did. He wanted Pod to tell the judges that Tyrion bought a poison called the strangler. Podrick refused, but Tyrion refuses to let Pod die for him. He tells the boy to find Jaime, and get out of Kings Landing. Podrick has been the best squire that Tyrion could have asked for, but his duty is done.

The Wildlings massacre a village, and the inhabitants can do little to stop them. A young boy hides, watching them kill everyone. Styr pulls him from hiding, asking if he knows the way to Castle Black. He knows the way. Styr shows him his dead parents, telling the child that he’s going to eat them before he sends the child to the tell the Crows.

At Castle Black the crows wish to teach the Wildlings a lesson. It’s a whole lot of bolster, but one man sees that it’s a trap, they’re being lured out. The Maester knows that they cannot afford to lose any men, there are too few now, and their first responsibility is to the wall. They ask Jon Snow his opinion. Mance Rayder is coming. If he makes it over the wall there isn’t an army nearby that will be able to stop them. They need to shore up the wall. A horn is sounded, riders have returned. The brothers go out to meet them, one of the returned tells them that others are holed up in Crasters keep with no thought of leaving. They have Craster’s food and his wives. Snow thinks that they should ride North and kill them, but the others don’t see how that changes things. It does. Snow lied, told Mance that they had a thousand men at Castle Black alone. He knows that the men at Crasters will give them away at the threat of torture, and then they’re all through. Mance has what he needs to crush them, he just doesn’t know it yet. Even if every crow killed 100 wildling, they would still be no match.

Danerys continues her march towards Mereen. Her army amasses outside the gates as she rides in on her white horse. The people of the city watch from the walls as she calmly approaches. The doors open, a single rider comes out, the champion of the city. They wish for Dany to send her own champion. After a lewd display of urinating in her presence, he says that her arm has no man parts, and thinks that she herself is a man with his cock up his butt. Dany looks for her own champion, to shut the man up. Grey Worm asks for the honor, but she denies him the honor. Her two knights also ask for the honor. Daario is not a member of her guard, he was the last to join her army, and his mother was a whore. He is expendable he reasons. She asks if he wishes to have a horse, but he does not. The champion charges forth, but Daario just stands there, waiting. I see his appeal finally. He kisses his dagger, before throwing it. The champion falls from his horse, and Daario beheads him. Mereen responds with a hail of arrows, which Daario does not shrink away from, merely calmly urinating at their display. Danerys introduces herself to the people of the city, speaking to the slaves of the city. She has nothing to say to the masters, only the slaves. She has brought down the biggest slave cities, and their soldiers stand behind her of their own free will. Their masters are the enemies, not her, and she plans to end their suffering. The catapults are brought forth, she has a gift for the masters. They fire, raining barrels of cast off shackles upon the city. Well played Khalessi.

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Scarlett Johansson & Lupita Nyong’o To Join The Jungle Book

Jon Favreau is directing the live-action/CG hybrid adaptation of the Rudyard Kipling tale.

Disney is swinging forward with its adaptation of The Jungle Book, with two actresses in the midst of boarding the project being directed by Jon Favreau.

Scarlett Johansson and Lupita Nyong’o are in the middle of negotiations to join the already cast Idris Elba in what is being envisioned as a live-action/CG hybrid movie.

Nyong’o is in final negotiations to play Rakcha, a mother wolf who adopts Mowgli.

Johansson is in earlier stages of talks to voice the character of Kaa, the python who eats other animals by hypnotizing them. Kaa is the movie’s second villain after Shere Khan, the man-eating tiger being voiced by Idris Elba.

The part of Mowgli has not been set yet.

Justin Marks wrote the script for project, which has a release date of October 9, 2015.

Favreau is producing along with Brigham Taylor.

The Disney version of Jungle Book is one of two projects underway. Warner Bros. is developing its own version of the property with Andy Serkis set to direct.

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USA ANNOUNCES POWERFUL SUMMER SCHEDULE

USA ANNOUNCES POWERFUL SUMMER SCHEDULE OF NEW AND RETURNING DRAMA PREMIERES. New Original Series RUSH and SATISFACTION To Launch Thursday, July 17 Fan Favorites ROYAL PAINS, SUITS, GRACELAND and COVERT AFFAIRS Return in June

USA Network, the #1 network in all of cable for eight years running, will serve up its hottest summer ever with four returning series and two new dramas. Once again, the network that defined summer television with its signature dramas is rolling out all-new episodes of its critically acclaimed original series in June, with ROYAL PAINS (June 10), SUITS (June 11), GRACELAND (June 11) and COVERT AFFAIRS (June 24). July 17 will see the launch of the two newest dramas, RUSH, featuring renegade, bad-boy physician Dr. William P. Rush (Tom Ellis, “Miranda) at 9/8c, followed by SATISFACTION at 10/9c starring Matt Passmore (“The Glades”) and Stephanie Szostak (“The Devil Wears Prada”).

Tuesday

ROYAL PAINS (June 10, 9-10 p.m.)

COVERT AFFAIRS (June 24, 10-11 p.m.)

Wednesday

SUITS (June 11, 9-10 p.m.)

GRACELAND (June 11, 10-11 p.m.)

Thursday

RUSH (July 17, 9-10 p.m.)

SATISFACTION (July 17, 10-11 p.m.)

RUSH: RUSH examines the world of renegade physician Dr. William P. Rush (Tom Ellis, “Miranda”), a “medical fixer” who privately caters to LA’s elite and whose service comes with a hefty price tag. Though the hard-partying doctor claims that he doesn’t make judgments about his less-than-squeaky-clean clients, he’s not immune to the ugliness that he encounters. From Fox21 (“Homeland”) and writer/director Jonathan Levine (“Warm Bodies”), along with Gina Matthews and Grant Scharbo (“Missing,” “13 Going on 30”) and Executive Producer Adam Fierro (“The Shield”), the series is set to film in Vancouver, Canada.



SATISFACTION: A provocative drama that explores modern marriage at its midpoint. Through the lens of one couple, Neil Truman (Matt Passmore, “The Glades”) and his wife, Grace (Stephanie Szostak, “The Devil Wears Prada”), this series answers the question, “What do you do when having it all is not enough?” by delving into their shocking and unconventional choices. Michelle DeShon (“Hollywood Heights”), Katherine LaNasa (“The Campaign”) and Blair Redford (“Switched at Birth”) also star. SATISFACTION is from Universal Cable Productions (UCP) and executive producer/creator Sean Jablonski (SUITS, “Nip Tuck”). Russ Krasnoff (“Community”) of Krasnoff/Foster also serves as executive producer. The series is set to film in Atlanta, Georgia.



ROYAL PAINS: Season six promises to bring more fun and sun and a host of celebrity guest stars to the Hamptons. This season, Hank (Mark Feuerstein, “Good Morning, Miami”), will return from his world travels with Boris (Campbell Scott, “The Amazing Spider-Man 2”) to find that his HankMed family has moved on without him during his 9-month absence. No longer in the comfortable dynamics he left behind, Hank forges ahead to figure out how he fits into this new normal. The series also stars Paulo Costanzo (“40 Days and 40 Nights”), Reshma Shetty (“30 Rock”), Brooke D’Orsay (“Two and a Half Men”), and Ben Shenkman (BURN NOTICE). From Universal Cable Productions, ROYAL PAINS is written and executive produced by Andrew Lenchewski (“UC: Undercover”) and Michael Rauch (“Life is Wild”). Rich Frank (“More”) also serves as executive producer along with Jeff Kwatinetz (“Unstoppable”) and Paul Frank (“Comanche Moon”) from Prospect Park, Connie Burge (“Ally McBeal”), Carol Flint (“The West Wing”), Jon Sherman (“Frasier”) and Jack Bernstein (MONK). ROYAL PAINS was one of summer’s top five cable series Wednesday nights in 2013 among P25-54 (2.01MM) and total viewers P2+.

SUITS: The critically acclaimed and award-nominated legal drama returns for its fourth season after a major shift in the dynamics at the firm. It's a new world order as Mike Ross (SAG Award nominee Patrick J Adams, “Rosemary’s Baby”) leaves Pearson Specter and heads to Wall Street as an investment banker, quickly finding himself at odds with his mentor Harvey (Gabriel Macht, "Love and Other Drugs"). The series also stars Gina Torres ("Firefly”), Rick Hoffman ("Samantha Who"), Meghan Markle ("CSI: Miami") and Sarah Rafferty (“Brothers & Sisters”). From Universal Cable Productions, SUITS was created and is executive produced by Aaron Korsh ("The Deep End"). Doug Liman (COVERT AFFAIRS, “The Bourne Trilogy”) and David Bartis (COVERT AFFAIRS) and Gene Klein (COVERT AFFAIRS) of Hypnotic, as well as Daniel Arkin (“90210”) and Chris Downey (“Leverage”) serve as executive producers. SUITS was one of 2013’s top ten scripted shows in cable among P18-49 (2.38MM), P25-54 (2.39MM), and P18-34 (1.28MM). Fans can catch up before the new season with the DVD release of SUITS season three on May 27 or anytime on Amazon Prime.

GRACELAND: The sophomore season of GRACELAND follows the high-stakes investigative lives of six undercover federal agents who live together in a government-seized Southern California beachfront house. These FBI, DEA and ICE agents, whose lies are their lives, struggle to maintain a sense of normalcy. This is especially challenging when the former FBI rookie, Mike Warren (Aaron Tveit, “Les Miserables”) returns to “Graceland” to run point on a dangerous mission against the cartel. Meanwhile, Briggs (Daniel Sunjata, "Rescue Me"), still concerned about the missing recording that implicates him in a murder, attempts to clean up his life and repair his relationships. The series also stars Vanessa Ferlito (“The Sopranos”), Manny Montana (“Chicago Code”), Brandon Jay McLaren (“Falling Skies”) and Serinda Swan (“Breakout Kings”). From Fox Television Studios, GRACELAND comes from creator and executive producer Jeff Eastin (WHITE COLLAR) and is inspired by true events. The series was one of 2013’s top new cable dramas of the summer, capturing a broad freshman audience, averaging 4M total viewers.

COVERT AFFAIRS: Season five of the hit espionage series picks up with CIA operative Annie (Golden Globe®-nominated Piper Perabo, “Looper”) returning to the Agency after having faked her death to go deep undercover to find a traitor to the CIA. The new season will examine the price Annie will have to pay for this risky maneuver and the implications it will have on her relationships – both personally and professionally – as she attempts to re-emerge into the world she once knew. The series also stars Christopher Gorham (“Ugly Betty”), Hill Harper (“CSI: NY”), Kari Matchett (“Invasion”), Peter Gallagher (“The O.C.”) and Nic Bishop (“Body of Proof”). From Universal Cable Productions, COVERT AFFAIRS was created, written and executive produced by Matt Corman (“Deck the Halls”) and Chris Ord (“Deck the Halls”), and is executive produced by Doug Liman (SUITS, “The Bourne Trilogy”) David Bartis (SUITS) and Gene Klein (SUITS) through Hypnotic. Stephen Kay (“Sons of Anarchy”), Sean Ryerson (“Bait”), Stephen Hootstein (“What About Brian”) and Henry Alonso Myers (“Ugly Betty”) also serve as executive producers. In 2013, COVERT AFFAIRS averaged 1.44MM P18-49, 1.68MM P25-54, and 4.05MM total viewers P2+. Fans can catch up before the new season with the DVD release of COVERT AFFAIRS season four on May 27 or anytime on Amazon Prime.

The #1 network in all of basic cable for an unprecedented eight straight years, USA Network is seen in more than 102 million U.S. homes. USA offers a powerful stable of dramatic, comedic and unscripted originals. The network also features spectacular live television, a dynamic portfolio of acquired series and the best in blockbuster theatrical films and entertainment events. A trailblazer in digital innovation and storytelling, USA is defining, driving and setting the industry standard for Social TV. USA is a program service of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal. The award-winning website is located at http://www.usanetwork.com.

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Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For #THEQUIETONES In San Francisco

Win Tickets To An Advance For THE QUIET ONES on 4/24/2014 at 7:30 PM in San Francisco.


Lionsgate and the legendary house of horror, HAMMER FILMS, have a brand new, chilling trailer for their upcoming film, THE QUIET ONES. Set in 1974, and inspired by actual events, this film follows a group of university students as they try to uncover what is happening to a disturbed young girl, Jane Harper. The mystery of Jane Harper will take this group on an unnerving journey of unspeakable evil. After beginning their experiments, the students and their professor soon realize they've uncovered powers more astonishing than they'd ever imagined. From the producer of Let Me In and The Woman in Black, THE QUIET ONES stars Sam Claflin, Jared Harris, and Olivia Cooke.

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THE QUIET ONES opens in theaters nationwide on April 25th, 2014!



From the producer who brought you The Woman In Black and Let Me In comes the unnerving tale of The Quiet Ones. Tucked away in an estate outside of London, Professor Coupland along with a team of university students conduct an “experiment” on Jane Harper, a young girl who harbors unspeakable secrets. What dark forces they uncover are more terrifying than any of them expected. Inspired by true events, the film stars Jared Harris (Mad Men and Sherlock Homes: A Game of Shadows), Sam Claflin (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire), Olivia Cooke (Bates Motel), and is directed by John Pogue from a screenplay by Craig Rosenberg and Oren Moverman and John Pogue, and based on a screenplay by Tom de Ville.


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Lionsgate presents and Exclusive Media presents in association with Traveling Picture Show Company a Hammer Films production in association with Midfield Films.

Official Site: http://thequietonesmovie.com/
Official Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/thequietonesmovie
Official Twitter Page: https://twitter.com/lionsgatehorror
#TheQuietOnes


Official Website-

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DISCLAIMER: ARRIVE EARLY! SEATING IS FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED, EXCEPT FOR MEMBERS OF THE REVIEWING PRESS. THEATER IS OVERBOOKED TO ENSURE A FULL HOUSE. THEATRE IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR OVERBOOKING. THIS PASS DOES NOT GUARANTEE ADMISSION AND MUST BE SURRENDERED UPON DEMAND. NO ONE WILL BE ADMITTED WITHOUT A TICKET AND ONLY REVIEWING PRESS WILL BE ADMITTED AFTER THE SCREENING BEGINS. Duplicate passes will not be accepted. Screening passes are non transferable. This ticket is NOT for resale. Reselling of tickets is strictly prohibited and punishable by law. All those found in violation will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. MPAA - No Recording This screening will be monitored for unauthorized recording. By attending, you agree not to bring any audio and/or visual recording device including laptop computers into the theater and you consent to physical search of have against you. Unauthorized recording will be reported to law enforcement and may subject you to criminal and civil liability (including damages up to $150,000). *This includes, by way of example only, smart phones and your belongings and person for such device. If you attempt to enter with a recording device, you will be denied admission. If you attempt to use a recording device*, you consent to your Immediate removal from the theater and forfeiture of the device

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Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For THE QUIET ONES In Sacramento

Win Tickets To An Advance For THE QUIET ONES on 4/24/2014 at 7:30 PM in Sacramento at UA Arden Fair 6.


Lionsgate and the legendary house of horror, HAMMER FILMS, have a brand new, chilling trailer for their upcoming film, THE QUIET ONES. Set in 1974, and inspired by actual events, this film follows a group of university students as they try to uncover what is happening to a disturbed young girl, Jane Harper. The mystery of Jane Harper will take this group on an unnerving journey of unspeakable evil. After beginning their experiments, the students and their professor soon realize they've uncovered powers more astonishing than they'd ever imagined. From the producer of Let Me In and The Woman in Black, THE QUIET ONES stars Sam Claflin, Jared Harris, and Olivia Cooke.

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THE QUIET ONES opens in theaters nationwide on April 25th, 2014!



From the producer who brought you The Woman In Black and Let Me In comes the unnerving tale of The Quiet Ones. Tucked away in an estate outside of London, Professor Coupland along with a team of university students conduct an “experiment” on Jane Harper, a young girl who harbors unspeakable secrets. What dark forces they uncover are more terrifying than any of them expected. Inspired by true events, the film stars Jared Harris (Mad Men and Sherlock Homes: A Game of Shadows), Sam Claflin (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire), Olivia Cooke (Bates Motel), and is directed by John Pogue from a screenplay by Craig Rosenberg and Oren Moverman and John Pogue, and based on a screenplay by Tom de Ville.


Make sure to LIKE SandwichJohnFilms on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for all your entertainment news and screenings. Also make sure to subscribe and download our podcast.


Lionsgate presents and Exclusive Media presents in association with Traveling Picture Show Company a Hammer Films production in association with Midfield Films.

Official Site: http://thequietonesmovie.com/
Official Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/thequietonesmovie
Official Twitter Page: https://twitter.com/lionsgatehorror
#TheQuietOnes


Official Website-

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Go HERE to get your tickets.

DISCLAIMER: ARRIVE EARLY! SEATING IS FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED, EXCEPT FOR MEMBERS OF THE REVIEWING PRESS. THEATER IS OVERBOOKED TO ENSURE A FULL HOUSE. THEATRE IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR OVERBOOKING. THIS PASS DOES NOT GUARANTEE ADMISSION AND MUST BE SURRENDERED UPON DEMAND. NO ONE WILL BE ADMITTED WITHOUT A TICKET AND ONLY REVIEWING PRESS WILL BE ADMITTED AFTER THE SCREENING BEGINS. Duplicate passes will not be accepted. Screening passes are non transferable. This ticket is NOT for resale. Reselling of tickets is strictly prohibited and punishable by law. All those found in violation will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. MPAA - No Recording This screening will be monitored for unauthorized recording. By attending, you agree not to bring any audio and/or visual recording device including laptop computers into the theater and you consent to physical search of have against you. Unauthorized recording will be reported to law enforcement and may subject you to criminal and civil liability (including damages up to $150,000). *This includes, by way of example only, smart phones and your belongings and person for such device. If you attempt to enter with a recording device, you will be denied admission. If you attempt to use a recording device*, you consent to your Immediate removal from the theater and forfeiture of the device

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FADING GIGOLO Opens In New York & Los Angeles This Friday

FADING GIGOLO expands to additional theaters in New York and Los Angeles areas this Friday, April 25th!

Fioravante decides to become a professional Don Juan as a way of making money to help his cash-strapped friend, Murray. With Murray acting as his "manager", the duo quickly finds themselves caught up in the crosscurrents of love and money.

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Written and Directed by John Turturro
Starring Sofía Vergara, Woody Allen, Sharon Stone, Liev Schreiber, John Turturro, Max Casella and Vanessa Paradis

Fioravante decides to become a professional Don Juan as a way of making money to help his cash-strapped friend, Murray. With Murray acting as his "manager", the duo quickly finds themselves caught up in the crosscurrents of love and money.

Official Site: http://fadinggigolo-movie.com/

New York:
86th Street East
Angelika Film Center
BAM Rose Cinemas
Bronxville Cinemas 3
Cinema 100 Quad
Cinema Arts Centre
Cinemas 1, 2 & 3
Empire 25 Theaters
Fine Arts Theater 6
Jacob Burns Film Center
Kew Gardens Cinemas
Kips Bay 15
Lincoln Plaza
Manhasset Cinemas 3
Palisades Center 21
Raceway 10

Connecticut:
Avon Twin Theatre
Garden Cinemas Norwalk 4

New Jersey:
Clairidge Cinemas 6
Garden State 16
Montgomery 6

Los Angeles:
Burbank 16
Century 15
Century 20 Bella Terra
Dick Clark Screening Room
Marketplace 6 Long Beach
Monica 4 Plex
Pacific Arclight Beach Cities 16
Pacific Arclight Sherman Oaks 16
Playhouse 7 Cinemas
Promenade 16
Rancho Niguel 8 Cinemas
Rolling Hills 20
The ArcLight Hollywood
The Landmark
Westpark 8 Cinemas

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TV Recap: Supernatural "Alex Annie Alexis Ann"

TV Recap: Supernatural  "Alex Annie Alexis Ann"
By: Sue

We’re taking a break from the angel war and the demon hell campaign to go on a little vampire hunt. A girl is detained by a deputy, and although she puts up a fight, the deputy gets her into holding before he’s called away. She asks that he not leave her, but he has no choice. A noise outside her cell, and Cody has come to retrieve her. She’s scared of him, thinks she’s safe inside her cell, but she isn’t. He has the key. He faked the call that sent the deputy running. She disappeared during the hunt and he came to find her, he tells her that she can run and she can hide, but he will always find her. He prepares o drop fang, and Sheriff Jody arrives swinging an axe, decapitating him.



The boys arrive in town, happy to see their favorite sheriff. She opens her trunk, showing them her latest kill. The boys reflect on how quickly their little girl has grown up, and she warns then that there are more vampires. Mills tells them about the runaway they picked up last night. The girl is all but feral, and she didn’t even thank her for saving her life, worse she tells them that the vampire was spouting off about needing to get her back, and how he’d gone through some length himself.

Sam “swabs” the girl’s cheek, but she’s not fooled. She calls them out as hunters, doing a fang check. Dean points out that she’s alive because the hunters trained the sheriff. Dean sets in asking questions, but the girl remains quiet. Mills has something. The girl’s prints come back positive for a missing child report that’s eight years old. Eight years is a long time for to remain with vampires. Mills noticed that there was a familiarity with the way the vamp talked to her. Sam reports that her neck is layered with scars. They fed on her often, creating a sort of Stockholm syndrome, a Renfield, a pet, someone who would protect the nest.


They go back and speak to Annie Jones. She tells them that her name is Alex. The boys try to get her to see that the vampires were using her, but she sees them as her family, her brothers. When they struck out on a hunt she fed them. Sam asks her why she left, something made her leave, that she’s been with them for so long that they know her scent. She won’t get very far. The boys tells her that they can keep her safe, but she needs to tell them where the nest is, but she can’t, not after what has happened. She knows that if Momma finds her that she’ll kill her.

Dean talks with Mills. She’s a little hung up with some of the details, and understands why Alex didn’t thank her, she killed her brother. Sam tracks where Alex came from via her bus ticket. They plan to leave Alex in Mills’ care. The boys warn her that the vampires may come after Alex, but Mills can’t bring her deputies in on protecting Alex. Frank, though alive after Cody’s attack is certainly not ready to find out that vampires exist. He’s still traumatized after the barn scene on Walking Dead. Sam gives her a little pointer, that dead man’s blood will knock a vampire out, but Mills hopes that she won’t have to use it.


A bus travel agent locks up for the night after pulling a double when Ralph didn’t show up that day. She promises to be home soon, but when she gets to her car, Connor sneaks up on her. He’s looking for Alex. She claims to have not seen her. He asks if she sold her a bus ticket. She claims to still not know anything, as two other brothers flank him. One being the very attractive Greyston Holt (Clay) from Bitten. I love it when my shows have crossovers. Connor had a little chat with Ralph who told them that Alex did get a bus ticket, before they killed him. She makes a run for it, but she doesn’t get far. The matriarch of the vampire nest stops her in her track, and she doesn’t appreciate her little comment about her weird family. She drops fang, and the girl screams.

Mills takes Alex out to her family cabin. The cabin has a lot of good old memeorites inside, and Mills assures her that it’s nicer on the inside. She warns that its easy to get lost in the woods, but that she knows them well, so running is futile. Mills prepares dinner, and Alex laughs over the cross, telling her that its useless against vampires.




9:17 Dean finds a vampire playing with the wood chipper. Sam smacks him with a shovel. The vampire was stuck on clean-up duty, destroying what was left of his victims. The rest of his nest is currently not home. They’re at the police station. Dean works him over, the vampire laughs, knowing the boys were there about Alexis. Their momma didn’t turn the girl because she was a favorite one. Alexis thought she was better than the rest because she didn’t feed on humans. He says her brooding was all an act, when the chips were down she would always chose family. In fact she used that pretty innocence to keep them safe in the past, luring unsuspecting men home for dinner. And before the men could take advantage of her innocent looks the brothers would spring and feed. She was the best lure anyone could ask for.

Alex gives Sheriff Mills the slip. Jody looks for the girl, and finds her curled up in bed. She’s a jumpy thing, and all alone. Jody isn’t answering her phone, but she everntually calls the boys. Their warning that the vamps are coming is really too late. They’re already there. They break in and grab Alex before the boys even have a chance to leave or tell her what they learned about Alex. Mills gives chase but, she’s no match for them. They knock her out and take Alex.

The boys arrive the next morning and find Mills on the ground. Woozy, a little bloody, but alive. The boys are headed back to the nest, and planning on taking out the nest. Mills wants to come along to save the girl. The boys try to get through to her that the girl has been bait, luring people in, killing more people than most monsters. She isn’t listening though, she’s gonna save the girl.

Momma vamp tells Alex what a mess she’s made, and how the hunters tortured and killed Dale (Clay!). Worst end to a beautiful cameo. It’s time to pack up and find a new home, she worries that momma is gonna kill her, but never her. Not the golden girl. Alex was tired of all the bloodshed, of the guilt. She’d rather die than feel that way, and momma sees that it was all her fault. She should have turned the girl years ago.

The boys and Mills prepares to clear the nest. Dean makes sure she understands that Alex comes second in that equation.

Momma sees that wanting to see Alex grow up was selfish. The emotions that she’s feeling are human ones, and she could take them all away. Make her feel guiltless, and allow them to go on living a happy life.

The trio enter the house. It’s quiet and seemingly empty. They search it from top to bottom. Mills hears some moaning, and she goes to investigate. Sam finds himself with a shotgun at his back. When Dean drops his weapon, they knock him out. Mills finds Alex in bed. There’s blood all over her mouth, Dale was right, Alex sided with family. Momma knocks out Mills. How many concussions can one person get in an episoede?

Sam struggles in his bindings with Dean passed out on the floor. They hit Sam with the shotgun, wanting to know who removed the head of the sexy brother. They plan to get their revenge, brother for a brother, and then they’ll get out of dodge, but not without lunch.

Momma looks though Mills’ weapons. Alex is well on her way to being a vampire, but still when she’s presented with Mills as a blood bag, she asks that Mills be let go. Mills has made quite the impression on Alex, and Momma isn’t happy about that. She may have taken Alex, but she loved her, fed her and clothed her.

The vamps collect their lunch when Dean wakes up, and wrecks shop on the vampires.

Mills realizes that she and Momma have a lot in common. Mills wasn’t the only one using Alex to fill a hole in her life. There was another Alex who died long ago. Momma doesn’t like feeling those troublesome human emotions and she takes it out on Mills.

Dean gets the upperhand in his fight against the vampire, and he makes one of the bitch vampires look him in the eyes before he beheads him. Dean goes to untie Sam, but Sam reminds him about Mills. Momma is about to reunite Mills with her dead family, when Alex stakes her. Momma can’t believe her betrayal, and she seems genuinely torn. Mills prepares to behead her as Sam and Dean come down. Mills tells Alex not to watch as she takes Momma’s head.

Sam isn’t too pleased with Dean’s performance. He thinks that Dean enjoyed it a little too much. Dean did enjoy it, they needed to die, and he killed them. Mills check in on Frank, who survived the little visit from the Nest. She admits that she tried to emerse herself in everything to ignore her greif. She thanks the boys for coming out, for curing Alex. There’s no need for thanks, she was the one that killed the sire. Dean is sure the cure will work from personal experience, but it’ll be a rough couple of days. Now it’s a matter of deciding what to do with the girl.

Alex is recovering back at Mills’ cabin. She admits that when momma offered to turn her, she did it because she couldn’t let her down again. Alex tells her that she’s done bad things, but Mills doesn’t need to hear the laundry list, she’s been through too much. She promises the girl that whatever she needs her to be, she’ll be.

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VIKINGS: Season 2 Episode 9 “The Choice” Clips & Photos

Only two episodes remain in season two of HISTORY’s hit series Vikings, so sharpen your swords for “THE CHOICE”-


THE CHOICE” – April 24th at 10 p.m.
Ragnar’s Viking warriors march on to King Ecbert’s villa and are met with a surprisingly vicious welcome party along the way. After a bloody battle both sides must come to new terms.

VIKINGS Airs Thursday, April 24th at 10/9c on HISTORY

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ATHELSTAN QUESTIONS HIS FAITH



FLOKI & HORIK DISCUSS BJORN



BJORN & RAGNAR



BATTLE BJORN


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Terminator: Genesis Begins Filming

PARAMOUNT PICTURES AND SKYDANCE PRODUCTIONS ANNOUNCE THE START OF
PRINCIPAL PHOTOGRAPHY ON THE “TERMINATOR” REBOOT

Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions announced today that principal photography is officially underway on the “TERMINATOR” reboot, directed by Alan Taylor (“THOR: THE DARK WORLD,” “Game of Thrones”). The film is shooting in New Orleans.

The new film is written by Laeta Kalogridis (“AVATAR,” “SHUTTER ISLAND”) and Patrick Lussier (“DRIVE ANGRY”). David Ellison and Dana Goldberg (“WORLD WAR Z,” “STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS”) of Skydance Productions are producing. Executive producers are Skydance’s Paul Schwake (“WORLD WAR Z,” “STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS”), Annapurna Pictures’ Megan Ellison (“AMERICAN HUSTLE,” “HER”), Kalogridis and Lussier.

“TERMINATOR” stars Arnold Schwarzenegger (“THE EXPENDABLES 1 & 2,” “TERMINATOR 1, 2 & 3”), Jason Clarke (“THE GREAT GATSBY,” “ZERO DARK THIRTY”), Emilia Clarke (“Game of Thrones”), Jai Courtney (“DIVERGENT,” “JACK REACHER”), J.K. Simmons (“MEN, WOMEN & CHILDREN,” “UP IN THE AIR”), Dayo Okeniyi (“THE HUNGER GAMES,” “THE SPECTACULAR NOW”), and Byung Hun Lee (“RED 2,” “G.I. JOE: RETALIATION”).

The “TERMINATOR” franchise launched in 1984 with Schwarzenegger as the title character and spanned three subsequent films, which have earned more than $1 billion at the worldwide box office.

Paramount will distribute the film worldwide on July 1, 2015.

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About Paramount Pictures Corporation

Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment, is a unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands. Paramount controls a collection of some of the most powerful brands in filmed entertainment, including Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Insurge Pictures, MTV Films, and Nickelodeon Movies. PPC operations also include Paramount Home Media Distribution, Paramount Pictures International, Paramount Licensing Inc., and Paramount Studio Group.

About Skydance Productions

Skydance Productions creates and produces elevated event-level commercial entertainment. Skydance’s recent releases include JACK RYAN: SHADOW RECRUIT, from director Kenneth Branagh and starring Chris Pine, WORLD WAR Z, starring Brad Pitt and directed by Marc Forster; J.J. Abrams' STAR TREK: INTO DARKNESS, starring Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto, and G.I. JOE: RETALIATION, starring Bruce Willis, Channing Tatum and Dwayne Johnson. Skydance projects currently in development include the reboot of the TERMINATOR franchise, to be released on July 1, 2015, MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 5 with Christopher McQuarrie directing and a disaster film on a global scale titled GEOSTORM written by Dean Devlin and Paul Guyot with Devlin also directing. Skydance’s previous projects include the award-winning Coen Brothers film TRUE GRIT, starring Jeff Bridges and Matt Damon; MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – GHOST PROTOCOL, starring Tom Cruise and Jeremy Renner and Christopher McQuarrie’s JACK REACHER, starring Tom Cruise. Skydance’s new television division recently started production on its first series, Manhattan, to WGN America. From writer Sam Shaw and director Tommy Schlamme, this 13-episode drama is set against the backdrop of the clandestine mission to build the world’s first atomic bomb in Los Alamos, New Mexico and follows the brilliant but flawed scientists and their families as they attempt to co-exist in a world where secrets and lies infiltrate every aspect of their lives.

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TV Review: Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. “The Only Light in the Darkness”

TV Review: Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. “The Only Light in the Darkness”
By: Brandon Wolfe

I want to like ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Honest, I really do. For as much fun as mocking its ineptitude has consistently been, I still find myself rooting for it to turn it all around. I don’t know how it could possibly do that at this point without a top-to-bottom shakeup, but I see that Marvel logo at the beginning and that Mutant Enemy logo at the end and I want to believe that the stuff sandwiched in between could surprise us all at a moment’s notice and become the show we wanted and expected it to be. But “The Only Light in the Darkness” is not the episode where that happens.


Ward is back with the group at Providence and informs Coulson of the inmates set free from the Fridge by Garrett, whom Ward lies and claims to have killed. One of the more notorious of those criminals is Marcus Daniels (known as Blackout in the comics, though no one calls him that here, because this show is no fun), a man cursed with the ability to absorb energy and harness it as a weapon. Coulson believes the onus is on the team to stop Daniels before he kills innocent people, but Providence’s caretaker, Eric Koenig (still played by the only light in this show’s talent darkness, Patton Oswalt), does not fully trust the non-Coulson members of the team and subjects them to an advanced lie detector test designed by Nick Fury to be foolproof. This is a concern for Ward, but he manages to pass the test due to carefully worded answers and a large needle buried in his thumb.


With everyone cleared by Koenig, Coulson and the team (minus Ward and Skye, who stay behind) set out to Portland, under the assumption that Daniels will resume his pursuit of a woman named Audrey Nathan (played by the patron saint of Joss Whedon-related projects, Amy Acker) whom he stalked for years until he was apprehended by Coulson himself. We learn that Audrey is none other than the cellist mentioned in ‘The Avengers’ as the object of Coulson’s affections. She believes him to still be dead, and Coulson, who seems to enjoy castigating himself over things for no real reason on this show, is inclined to let her continue believing this. After an attempt to nab Daniels using energy-radiating devices created by Fitz fails, due to Daniels’ admission that his incarceration at the Fridge cultivated his powers rather than suppressing them, the team intercepts Audrey and comes up with a plan to draw Daniels out using her as bait. Fitz comes up with a more advanced weapon to overload Daniels with energy, using technology designed, we’re told, by Bruce Banner. This does prove to be successful, and in a scene that’s way too visually reminiscent of ‘Ghostbusters’ to have been a coincidence, the team manages to successfully bust Daniels into a cloud of nothingness.


Back at Providence, Skye manages to hack into NSA satellites to use for surveillance of the Fridge escapees, and she also has a heart-to-heart with Ward filled with dreary dialogue about their feelings toward one another. Brett Dalton and Chloe Bennet are such lifeless actors that this scene is a chore to get through, but the end result is that Skye has started to feel closer to Ward than ever, which is a dramatically perfect time for her to find Koenig’s dead body and figure out that Ward is not what he seems. And ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s halfhearted disposal of Patton Oswalt once again proves that this is a show where boring always triumphs over entertaining. Ward then insists that Skye come with him on the Bus immediately to rescue the team, which she agrees to do even though she now knows what he’s capable of. Maybe she has a plan or whatever. Who knows. Is it next Tuesday yet??

Meanwhile everyone’s favorite granite statue, Agent May, is still deemed untrustworthy by Coulson, prompting her to leave the team. On the road, she is picked up by her mom, of all people, another impassive scowl-face whom we learn is also a retired agent. The big takeaway from this scene is that Mother May provides May with the contact information for Maria Hill, who will be appearing in the final few episodes of the season and will give Cobie Smulders a shot at her second unsatisfying finale of the spring.

“The Only Light in the Darkness” gives the strong indication that ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ isn’t really going to be helped along by the world-changing events of ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ as one might have figured it would. Here was an opportunity handed to the show, if not forced upon it, to reinvent itself, and here the show is, telling the same bland supervillain-of-the-week story that it constantly trudged through last fall. The show keeps making references to S.H.I.E.L.D. having fallen, but operationally, Coulson’s team is still functioning as it always has, with the same resources that have always been available to them. The events of the film, rather than acting as a catalyst to prod the show to life, are just background noise as the show keeps doing what it always has done in the forefront.

One thing I noticed this week is that the show is making more references to the Marvel Cinematic Universe lately than ever before, which is not surprising, given that there’s a movie out right now, nor, in theory, unwelcome. But the manner in which it does this feels so forced and shoehorned in. In addition to the Banner reference mentioned above, when the “orientation” lie detector machine is described, we are told that it was designed so that “not even Romanoff” could beat it, and Skye also takes an awkward dig at Koenig by comparing him sarcastically to Steve Rogers. Finding organic ways of peppering references to the films into the series is certainly encouraged, but whenever the show attempts this, it comes off ham-handed and clumsy, like it’s checking “make nerds happy” boxes at random. I suppose this could also be chalked up the difficulty inherent to reconciling the films, which are good, with the series, which, well, you know.

Now we’re down to the final three episodes of the season, and the last remaining shot for ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ to pull something out and make us care about it. Pulling in Smulders and Jackson for guest stints can’t hurt, but guest stars are a Band-Aid. The show needs to function without outside assistance, and I fear the parts are too broken for the sum to rise up. I don’t expect there will be light at the end of this disastrous first season, only darkness.

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Exclusive Interview With Adria Tennor

Here is our exclusive interview with actress Adria Tennor. In the interview you will get to know who the real Adria is and how she got her start in acting. We also talk to her about her role in the upcoming film D- Train and playing Joyce Darling in the hit series Mad Men. 


She keeps us up to date on her future project and what song she loves to sing while in her car.

We would like to thank Adria for taking the time to sit down and talk to us.

 1. So tell us, who is Adria Tennor?

I’m an actress and a writer and a restaurant owner. I’m from the suburbs of Detroit, but moved to New York City for college, where I studied directing. As a directing student, I had to take all the classes that the actors had to take PLUS my directing classes. I actually really wanted to be an actor, but they’d asked me to stop in the middle of my audition monologue because I was so bad, and they talked to me about my directing that I had done in high school and that’s how I was accepted to NYU. So I was happy to get to take the acting classes and that is really where I excelled. My first role in a film (and how I got my SAG card) was Hal Hartley’s Amateur in which I play a 12 yo boy. And with that debut, my body of work has been pretty eclectic and eccentric. I’ve played a Hooters waitress (Boy Meets World), a murderer (Trooper - a pilot with Mira Sorvino), a doomed-to-die cancer victim in the ‘60s (Mad Men) and an impish assistant in the Academy Award winning film The Artist - a silent movie set in the ‘20s - to name a few favorites!




1. Why did you want to become an actor? What inspired you?

My late grandmother took me to see Annie at the Fisher Theater in Detroit and I was hooked. I loved feeling so engaged and excited and empathetic to what was going on onstage. Growing up in school, I always found it so difficult to retain information and facts to which I had no emotional connection. When I was reading historical facts about the Civil War, the words just went in one eye and out the other, but when I got to watch Gone with the Wind I suddenly that event had life and meaning to me. I felt emotionally connected to this devastating change our country underwent, how it impacted the South, the African Americans living in our country and the whole economic system we had set up as a nation. I cared about it and so I understood it so much better. I decided that communicating with an audience by moving them emotionally was the most powerful way to relay thoughts and ideas and literally move our world to progress, and that’s what I set out to do. I love films like, Fair Game or 12 Years a Slave or Michael Clayton, films that expose the truth about the world and get people riled up about something that happened and could happen again. And hopefully effect a change, no matter how simple and small. Even an awareness can make the smallest, but most important shift in how we live our lives.


1. Can you tell us about your role in D- Train. Or too early to say?

Jack Black plays a guy named Dan who is on the planning committee for his high school reunion. Dan was a little under the radar in high school and has spent the better part of his adult life trying to be popular and cool even though high school is long over. The rsvp list for the reunion is looking a little slim, so Dan has an idea to lure the most popular guy in his graduating class (Marsden) to the reunion so everyone else will want to come, and he will be a hero. I play Wendy Fleur, the most popular girl in the class, and when I see Dan and his wife Stacy (Kathryn Hahn) at the reunion, I remember Stacy very well, but Dan, well, that’s another story....I’m witness to the insanely hilarious and horrifying events that unfold with Dan’s plan.

1. How was it working with big-guns Jack Black and James Marsden?

They were so terrific and generous and warm and so TALENTED! I actually know Kathryn Hahn from Los Angeles. She’s a regular at our two restaurants, barbrix and Cooks County so when we saw each other in the make up chair (we all got cast pretty last minute because indie film is that way) we were both so excited. So that made playing the scenes extra fun. Jack stepped right up to me and introduced himself and I told him I was playing Wendy and said, “I don’t know who you are.” I meant in the scene, my character doesn’t know who your character is, but he thought I, Adria didn’t know who he, Jack Black was, so he said very humbly, “I’m Jack Black. I’m playing Dan.” I laughed and said, “No, silly! My character doesn’t know who you are!” He looked askance and said in his funny voice, “Awkward.....” It was really fun. The script is a genius and brilliant and hilarious and outrageously awkward comedy by Andrew Mogel and Jarad Paul (Yes Man) and these two are also making their directorial debut.

1. Can you tell us about your time on Mad Men? Has that concluded for you?

I’m not allowed to talk about unaired shows/seasons so I can’t tell you if my time on Mad Men has concluded, but I can tell you that Mad Men is one of the credits I am most proud of on my resume. I was invited to audition for the show before any of the episodes had aired by Laura Schiff, the casting director. She had come to see me in my one-woman show, StripSearch, and become familiar with my work so when Matthew Weiner was looking for a group of actors to play Don & Betty Draper’s core group of friends, she thought of me. Weiner wanted to make sure that, even though we may not have a lot to do in that first episode we appear (1.3 Marriage of Figaro), we were all still very capable actors because he wanted to know he could write subsequent story lines that included us with more to do, and that we could pull it off. That is indeed what happened. I only had a few lines here and there in prior episodes, but in season 5, I got to come back as a guest lead with a really moving storyline involving Betty’s scare with cancer. That episode was actually directed by Jon Hamm, and he was terrific. Actors always make great directors. I really love the show, so it was really gratifying to be involved in a production with which I had so much admiration and respect. Matthew Weiner is a stickler for details, and that is what makes the show truly great. He’s very thorough and demanding in the best possible way. I pushes people to reach out of their comfort zone to be just a little bit greater than they might have been had they not been gently shoved into excellence.

1. Anything interesting you can tell us about working on the series?

Oops! I think I just did that! But here’s a sweet bit of info. The day we shot the scene where Betty and I have tea at the Roosevelt, we actually shot that in the Biltmore in downtown Los Angeles. At lunch, Mari Weiss (who played Cecilia, the Fortuneteller) and I went through the lunch line and found a table to eat together. We had bonded as guest cast often does because we’re usually the only ones who don’t know anyone else on set because we’re guests! That day Jon Hamm went through the lunch line with the rest of the crew and made a point of joining Mari and I for lunch. We both thought that was pretty cool of him. I think he enjoyed talking shop with a couple of down-to-earth, work-a-day actors, and he preferred hanging out with us to having someone bring him lunch in his trailer.

1. A curve ball : what is your go-to song while driving in the car. The song you just can’t stop signing?

I love Jason Isbell and I think his newest album Southeastern, is genius and brilliant. You’re going to think I’m crazy, but one of the things I usually need to do in the car is prep for whatever audition I’m on my way to. One of the ways I like to prepare is by making sure I’m in touch with my feelings, which I definitely need to be in order to act! So, my go-to song is this gorgeous, intense ballad he wrote about a friend’s bout with cancer called Elephant. I sing it really loudly and fully until I can’t sing it anymore because I’m totally choking up. I know, I’m a weirdo.

1. What or where should we be on the look out for you? Any upcoming projects?

Last summer I got a little frustrated with my career as an actor. It’s so hard to have so little control of your own fate, waiting for an audition and waiting for someone to pick you to be in their thing can be so difficult and dispiriting. I decided I wanted to learn how to make my own thing! So I called a friend I’d made while I was doing red carpet stuff for The Artist, Doug Blake. He produced The Sessions with John Hawkes and Helen Hunt, and was on his way to Baton Rouge to produce John Schneider’s (Bo Duke from The Dukes of Hazzard) writing and directorial debut, Smothered. I asked if I could go along and shadow him so I could learn about producing, and he said yes. But once I got there, I didn’t do a whole lot of shadowing. They just threw me into the mix and I ended up with an associate producer credit on the film, which stars five horror icons playing themselves, only in Smothered it is the horror icons who are being haunted. I also have a couple scenes in the movie, which just premiere to rave reviews at The Mad Monster Party in Charlotte, NC. Doug is working on setting up distribution for the film now so hopefully it won’t be long now until it gets a wide release.

Using what I learned in Baton Rouge, and guided by David Dwiggins, the Co-Producer and First AD I met on Smothered, I also just completed production on a short film that I wrote, directed and produced called Cracked, starring Marguerite Moreau (Queen of the Damned, Grey’s Anatomy) and Talyan Wright (Two and a Half Men). I’m about to start post-production - editing, sound mixing, color correcting, etc. And hopefully, it will be in festivals before the year ends. Short films need love and support so if your readers would like to follow our progress they can do so here:

@CrackedShort
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crackedshortfilm.com

And actors also need love and support! So here is how to stay in touch with what I’m up to!

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Flash Gordon Film On It's Way

"Star Trek 3" scribes J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay will work off a treatment by George Nolfi to write the script.

Twentieth Century Fox has closed a deal to pick up the screen rights to the pulp comic strip hero in a package that has John Davis producing and J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay, the up-and-coming scribes who just worked on Star Trek 3, on board to write the script.

The deal is a long time coming for Davis, who spent more than a year nailing down the rights from the Hearst Corporation. The veteran producer, whose credits include Chronicle and the upcoming Man from U.N.C.L.E. among dozens of others, used his discretionary fund to get the rights. He also hired George Nolfi, who wrote Bourne Ultimatum, to pen a treatment and brought in Payne and McKay.

Gordon is the hero first created in 1934 by iconic artist Alex Raymond who, along with the lovely Dale Arden and mad scientist Hans Zasrkov, ends up on the planet Mongo fighting its tyrannical ruler, Ming the Merciless.

The popular strip spawned three Buster Crabbe serials and in 1980 came the cheesy, colorful Flash Gordon movie, which had a soundtrack by Queen and cast that included Timothy Dalton, Max von Sydow and Chaim Topol. (Sam Jones played Gordon, who original backstory of being a polo player was modernized to be a football player.)

Hollywood has been trying make a new movie and possible a franchise for ages, with Gordon’s rights set up at Universal, Mandalay and, more recently, Sony where Neal Moritz tried to launch the rocket to Mongo.

Fox exec Matt Reilly identified the project early and brought it into the studio; he will now oversee the project. (Reilly is a former Warner Bros. exec who worked on the Lego Movie at its inception.)
Before nabbing Star Trek 3, Payne and McKay previously wrote the script adapting Boilerplate, the graphic novel by husband-and-wife comics team Paul Guinan and Anina Bennett, for J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot production company. They also wrote Mirconauts, a feature based on the 1970s toyline that Abrams is producing.

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Could Danny Boyle & Leonardo DiCaprio Team Up To Make Steve Jobs Movie

Moving fast to replace David Fincher on its highly anticipated Steve Jobs movie, Sony Pictures is in talks with Danny Boyle to direct the biopic of the late Apple Computer co-founder. Boyle is said to have approached Leonardo DiCaprio to star.


As The Hollywood Reporter revealed earlier this month, Fincher fell out of the project due to his aggressive demands for compensation and control. Fincher had wanted Christian Bale for the title role, though the actor was not signed.

The film is to be produced by Scott Rudin and written by Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network), based on the best-selling biography of Jobs by Walter Isaacson.

The Jobs film could mark a reteaming of DiCaprio and Boyle, the star and director, respectively, of 2000's The Beach. Neither has previously worked with Sorkin.

The departure of Fincher dashed hopes of reuniting the team behind Social Network, which grossed $225 million worldwide in 2010.

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Minion Mayhem Takes Over Universal Studios Hollywood

An original 3D, Ultra-HD adventure, the “Despicable Me Minion Mayhem” ride brings outrageous and heartfelt fun to The Entertainment Capital of L.A. as scores of Minions descend upon Universal Studios Hollywood.

Based on Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment’s Academy Award and Golden Globe Award-nominated film franchise and created in collaboration with Chris Meledandri, founder and CEO of Illumination Entertainment, the attraction invites guests to embrace their inner Minion as they become immersed in an all-new story from the world of “Despicable Me.” Helmed by (former?) super-villain Gru, with assistance from the slightly forgetful Dr. Nefario, “Despicable Me Minion Mayhem” captivates fans by recruiting and transforming them into beloved, gibberish-speaking Minions.



The theme park also brings to life the first film’s memorable seaside carnival with the introduction of “Super Silly Fun Land,” an imaginative and interactive play zone unique to Universal Studios Hollywood. Designed to entertain guests of all ages, “Super Silly Fun Land” includes more than 80 different water-play features and a nearby dry zone to climb, jump and slide. A Minion-themed “Silly Swirly Fun Ride” soars and spins guests around aboard a fleet of uniquely styled ride vehicles. The memorable “Super Silly Space Killer” arcade game where Agnes “won” her lovable stuffed unicorn also can be found here, giving guests a chance to try and beat the odds to win Minion game prizes and their own stuffed unicorn.

Together, “Despicable Me Minion Mayhem” and “Super Silly Fun Land” represent a distinct, immersive environment within the theme park, reimagined to fully engage guests in the world of Gru and his Minions

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Images From THE EQUALIZER Starring Denzel Washington & Chloë Grace Moretz

USA TODAY released new images from THE EQUALIZER movie version showing the stars Chloë Grace Moretz and Denzel Washington.

A retired intelligence officer Robert McCall (Denzel Washington) turns into a vigilante for the helpless. When he decides to help a young hooker Teri (Chloë Grace Moretz), he gets heat from the Russian mafia, and in particular Teddy, a brutal fixer (Marton Csokas).

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