During the interviews for The Wife, I asked Glenn Close, Annie Starke, Christian Slater, and Jonathan Pryce to talk about some of their favorite films. Below is the unedited three minute film discussion as well as isolated audio from Close who cited A Man For All Seasons as her favorite movie.
Pamela Romanowsky makes her feature directing debut with the ambitious and evocative The Adderall Diaries, a project that’s based on Stephen Elliott’s bestselling memory. On the surface, the story centers on Stephen’s fixation with a high-profile murder case (Christian Slater plays the suspect) and the deepening rift between he and his father (the always effective Ed Harris). Amber Heard co-stars as a New York Times journalist who enters a relationship with Stephen,
The third episode of Mr. Robot, a conspiracy and pulse pounding series headlined by Rami Malek, airs tonight on USA Network (10 pm et/pt), and if you’re an newbie to Malek’s diverse body of work, I’d suggest taking a look at director Paul Thomas Anderson’s ambitious 2012 drama The Master.
Although Mr. Robot has its premiere tonight (10 pm et/pt), the good news is signed, sealed, and delivered. The series has been renewed by USA Network for a second season. The pilot, which was made available online, has already collected almost 3 million views since its launch. The second season, which will feature at least 10 episodes, will air sometime next year.
The good news for actress Portia Doubledayis that the top-notch pilot for Mr. Robotis a signal of good things to come for the promising show (she’s a white collar co-worker/childhood friend of the series’ protagonist, who’s played by Rami Malek). In real life, however, Doubleday had first-hand experience of being hacked.
One show I have high expectations for, especially after watching the pilot, is the freshman thriller/dramaMr. Robot.The series centers on Elliot (an effectively paranoid yet inquisitive Rami Malek), a talented programmer who joins a hacker group (led by Christian Slater) that’s out to take down the firm he’s tasked to protect (he’s a security engineer during the day).