Meet Holt McCallany, cinema’s secret weapon

He’s “that one guy.” Holt McCallany livelihood depends on that outlook, the unassuming yet hard-to-miss actor playing the hero’s adversary, or just another cog in the protagonist’s chain. You can appreciate his full-time ensemble film presence so much more if you get to know his meatier roles. 57 years old and covering 30 years in … More Meet Holt McCallany, cinema’s secret weapon

Attention, HBO Max Subscribers: Show some self-respect and binge ‘Banshee’

You can wait on some shows. The ones that are good, but not great enough to watch in your worst enemy’s living room. “Banshee” is great enough. Soon enough, all of it could be yours on HBO Max. Back on Jan. 11, 2003, Greg Yaitanes and Jonathan Tropper’s show premiered on Cinemax as one of … More Attention, HBO Max Subscribers: Show some self-respect and binge ‘Banshee’

Here’s What I Know: Take care of your family, watch ‘Cobra Kai’, and don’t be a dick

It’s almost as if the previous year never left. Instead, the fickle beast returned for another round. You know what I’m talking about. The nation-shaking event that took place at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. A place we used to refer to as hollow ground is now slightly worse for wear. There’s no need … More Here’s What I Know: Take care of your family, watch ‘Cobra Kai’, and don’t be a dick

Why NBC’s ‘This is Us’ is a great show that will continue to thrive for a long time

There was a time when fans of NBC’s This Is Us thought the show would lose a step after the show revealed the exact fate of Jack Pearson (Milo Ventimiglia). When you create the world’s best dad, no one wants to see him go, and few were ready for the revelation of his demise. For … More Why NBC’s ‘This is Us’ is a great show that will continue to thrive for a long time

Why ‘City on a Hill’ should be the next show you binge

“I treat everyone the same: bad.” Kevin Bacon’s Jackie Rohr is the lovely brand of despicable anti-hero that television viewers become addicted to. A corrupt yet revered FBI agent who dangles several threads around his nest in Boston, where crime was higher than a kite in the early 1990’s before the real life “Boston Miracle” … More Why ‘City on a Hill’ should be the next show you binge

‘Friends From College’ review: Ensemble comedy is honest and funny

Life can be messy. Things don’t always go as planned. In fact, they hardly ever go according to what you had previously drawn up. As John Lennon once said, life can happen while you are busy making other plans. Drafting up ideas, directing your next year, and trying to be something you are not are … More ‘Friends From College’ review: Ensemble comedy is honest and funny

Jon Bernthal delivered the true Frank Castle in Netflix’s ‘The Punisher’

What is the difference between anti-hero vigilantism and bad intentions? Is Frank Castle a good man willing to do the bad deeds for the greater good-or is he a bad man masquerading as an avenging justice dispenser? This is one of the many reasons why Castle’s Punisher is one of the more fascinating comic book … More Jon Bernthal delivered the true Frank Castle in Netflix’s ‘The Punisher’

Jon Voight: The secret sauce that makes Showtime’s ‘Ray Donovan’ a potent thrill

We weren’t supposed to like Mickey Donovan. When Jon Voight’s Donovan patriarch was introduced back in the first season, Liev Schreiber titular character, Ray Donovan, warned his family that letting “Mic” back into the house would be like letting a lion out of the cage. As the viewer, we agreed with Ray. Mickey was coming … More Jon Voight: The secret sauce that makes Showtime’s ‘Ray Donovan’ a potent thrill

Appreciating the layered pleasure of Showtime’s ‘Ray Donovan’

On the surface level, Showtime’s long-running drama series, Ray Donovan, provides an easygoing pleasure, detailing the life of a Hollywood fixer (Liev Schreiber) who tables his personal troubles in order to tend to the wild nature of the rich elitists who sully their lives on a daily basis. Think of George Clooney’s Michael Clayton, but … More Appreciating the layered pleasure of Showtime’s ‘Ray Donovan’