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Mary Siegel is Stunning in “Cirque du Soleil’s Crystal,” A Stunning Acrobatic Performance on Ice”

Mary Siegel has been with Cirque du Soleil’s highly-acclaimed show Crystal since the creation of the show in 2017, waited two years when it was dark during the pandemic, and came back to the tour the moment that she could. Those who enjoy the spectacle, both on land and on the ice will adore Cirque du Soleil’s highly… Read More

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Tish Monaghan Talks Schmigadoon! and Her Love of Musical Theater

CAFTCAD award-winning costume designer Tish Monaghan has lent her creative talents to a number of films. From Twilight: New Moon to The Terror for which she won her CAFTCAD award, she’s expanded her horizons just beyond the fantasy and horror realm. After a long and eventful career, Tish was set to retire after the exhaustion… Read More

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Karl Urban Talks ‘Exhilarating Shock’ And ‘Great Heart’ Encompassed Within Prime Video’s ‘The Boys’

The Boys season three is already off to an a incredibly depraved, yet dazzling start. Within the first three episodes alone we find all the sex, violence, gore and snarky satire that we have all come to love from this series. If you thought they couldn’t outdo themselves from the first two seasons, then look …

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The Cast Of ‘Shoresy’ Share Details About Hulu’s New Comedy Series

The wait is over for fans who were eagerly anticipating “Shoresy”, a spin-off of the incredibly popular series “Letterkenny”.  The new hockey comedy series starring Jared Keeso (Letterkenny), Tasya Teles (The 100), Harlan Blayne Kytwayhat (Tribal), Blair Lamora (Paranormal Nightshift) , Keilani Rose (Flimsy), Jonathan-Ismael Diaby , and Terry Ryan is currently streaming on Hulu …

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Author James Hallam Is Eager to Teach Us ‘Human Gifts’ to Help Us Lead Fruitful and Happy Lives

Author and United Methodist Minister James R. Hallam is an extraordinary teacher who is eager to impart vital life lessons to us when it comes to human gifts. Drawing on a lifetime of experience as a minister, teacher, administrator, counselor, and father, Hallam uses lessons from contemporary culture, the Bible, and his own personal history to illuminate… Read More

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Allan Sidley Talks “Daddy Issues”, His Comedy Career, and the Importance of Laughter

Comedian Allan Sidley Father’s Day is a touching holiday for some as family dynamics aren’t always warm and fuzzy. But comedian Allan Sidley is compartmentalizing and utilizing his sorrow and comic talents to revitalize a somber story into one that will bring people joy. With his father passing away when Sidley was only 9 months… Read More

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Donald Mowat Shares Exciting Stories From Behind The Camera

Donald Mowat’s Long Career in Movie Makeup Since his first Emmy win in 1992 for Mark Twain and Me, Donald Mowat has infiltrated many projects beloved by film audiences. First entering the industry in 1982 by joining the SNC Montreal Union as an assistant makeup artist, Mowat quickly gained traction for his commitment to the craft and… Read More

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YouTuber Monica Catapusan Shares Her Video-Making Process

Monica Tells Viewers How She Implements her Impeccable Style Into Her Reaction Videos Based in the UK, Monica Catapusan uses her signature girly style, amiable personality, and hilarious reactions to create a community online unlike any other. Currently sitting at 47.2K subscribers Monica’s audience has only been growing as she covers more exciting shows and… Read More

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Mudflower Talks New EP, Covid Difficulties, and Inspiration for Their Blues/Grunge sound

Blues/Grunge Band Mudflower Discusses The Artistic Process and The Making of Their New EP Chicago-based blues/rock band Mudflower is gearing up to release their new EP “Flor” early this year. Hailing from a city heavily undulated with rock, grunge, and punk music since the punk rock revolution in the 70s and 80s the three band… Read More

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Those Who Walk Away- A Horror Movie for Modern Struggles

Robert Rippberger and Booboo Stewart Talk About the Filming Process for Their New Horror/Drama Director Robert Rippberger’s new film Those Who Walk Away teaches audiences about trauma, pain, and how the connections we make with each other help or hurt us. Disney’s Descendants star Booboo Stewart plays Max, a young man dealing with fierce emotions… Read More

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EDM Artist CHYL’s New Track “Bestie” Doubles as a Female Empowerment Anthem and Hyper Dance Song

CHYL Shares Her Journey and How Female Friendship Aided in Her Success as an EDM Artist   Chinese-Canadian LA based EDM artist Rachel Shi or CHYL(pronounced “chill”) just released her new song “Bestie”-an energetic collaboration with DJ Amber Na. CHYL has created, written and produced multiple singles throughout 2021 including “Boom Boom”, “All That Bass”… Read More

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“It’s Time We Stop with Harry Potter” Aspiring Artist and Film Star Leo Glowczynski Gives His Thoughts on the Harry Potter Reunion

Harry Potter is a Beloved Series-So Why is its Author so Hated By Some People? Just last week, Harry Potter 20th Anniversary – Return to Hogwarts premiered on HBOMax, featuring much of the cast. Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, and Daniel Radcliffe were all in attendance along with other iconic Harry Potter alumni. Since its first… Read More

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Latvia’s Oscar Contender “The Pit” Teaches Audience About Love, Friendship, and Acceptance

Dace Pūce and Kristele Pudāne discuss filming The Pit Based on stories reflecting true events by author Jana Egle, The Pit tells a fascinating story about what really lies beneath the surface in all humans regardless of age, or gender. Telling the story of 10-year-old Markus, living with his grandmother after his father passes. The… Read More

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Exclusive Interview With Director Kellie Madison About Her New Film Never Back Down: Revolt

      We had the awesome opportunity to talk to director, Kellie Madison about her new film Never Back Down: Revolt. Check out our interview below. Never Back Down: Revolt revolves around a woman who is kidnapped and forced to compete in elite underground fights as she battles to way back to freedom. AOTN: So what got you interested in making films like and doing all this stuff? KELLIE MADISON: I always knew I was going to be an entertainment. Since I was a super young child, and I always knew, but it has had an evolution. It went from actor to writer to producer to director and that order, okay. And so I thought I wanted to be an actor. But then, once, I felt like I got good at it. I was like, Okay, this is I feel like I tackled it. You know, I studied and studied, but now I’m like, Ah, you know, it’s not as fulfilling for me. So then I just got bit by the filmmaking bug. Still, I’m grateful for the acting …

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Exclusive: Director Dimitri Logothetis Talks To Us About His Films Kickboxer And Jiu Jitsu

Dimitri Logothetis knows a thing or two about movies. Dimitri acted in a few movies as a child, including The Choirboys, New York, New York, and Victory at Entebbe. Dimitri has worn many hats in the entertainment industry, including producer, writer, and director. We had the incredible opportunity to interview the busy director about his movies Kickboxer and his latest film Jiu Jitsu which stars, Nicolas Cage and is now streaming at #4 on Netflix. AOTN: What is it like working with a major studio? DIMITRI LOGOTHETIS: You know, the majority of my work is independent. 75% independent?  And I do about 25% of major studio stuff. Which is a longer road because you need to, you know, build your resume. You need to work at the studio, and the studio needs to agree. You get an actor, and maybe there not available. So you go through a lot of development. You know, you have to fly by the seat of your pants when you’re ready to go. And most of the time, what I tell everybody is, you know, …

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EXCLUSIVE: Michael Connelly Talks To Us About His New Podcast “The Wonderland Murders”

Michael Connelly knows a thing or two about justice and murder. The writer/creator has been writing about those very things for decades and is showing no signs of slowing down. Connelly is probably best known as the creator of the hit show Bosch, which is in its seventh season. The films Blood Work and The Lincoln Lawyer are based on Connelly’s books. It was recently announced that Netflix had ordered a series based on The Lincoln Lawyer with famed television showrunner David E. Kelly. With all that going on, Connelly has still found time to write and make podcasts (Murder Book), and now The Wonderland Murders & The Secret History of Hollywood, which is available on Audible. AOTN: What got you into writing about crime and mystery? MICHAEL CONNELLY: It’s almost like all these dominoes of faith had to fall. And then again, but one of the key things was when I was 16, I witnessed a witness in a case where I saw a guy hiding a gun and using it to shoot somebody. And so I spent a …

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Kimmel Center Announces Magical Return of the Philadelphia Broadway Series

Area theater lovers have a great deal to celebrate this fall with the return of the Philadelphia Broadway Series, coming more than a year of pandemic isolation.  The Kimmel Cultural Campus has announced the return of live Broadway programming to Philadelphia in the fall of 2021, with 13 memorable shows that will bring audiences together… Read More

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Chiara Aurelia Details Some Major Twists And Turns In Freeform’s New Thriller Series ‘Cruel Summer’

Having a chance to dive into the first two episodes of the upcoming Freeform thriller series “Cruel Summer” premiering April 20th, we are already on the edge of our seats to find out just how this dark and twisty series will pan out! The series, which is set in the early 1990s,  specifically 1993, 1994, and 1995, follows the story of the abduction of a popular teenage high school student and the possible involvement of one of her peers. And if you think for one second that you have any idea what is going on, guess again, as this series promises to be anything but predictable. It is impossible to say much of anything else about the plot of the series, as “Cruel Summer” is definitely a series that you want to remain as spoiler-free as possible. What we can say is that we see the character of Jeanette Turner, played exquisitely by actress Chiara Aurelia, endure some pretty dramatic personal transformations over the course of this three-year time period, which we happen to tune in upon on her birthday …

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Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson And Rest Of ‘Young Rock’ Cast Talk New NBC Series

The Rock is running for President, or at least Dwayne Johnson is running for President in the set up for the brand-new NBC series “Young Rock”. The series is certainly far from your ordinary run-of-the-mill sitcom, as it features a semi-autobiographical into the life of Dwayne Johnson and how he became “The Rock”. The series stars Dwayne Johnson, himself, and then three other actors portray Johnson and different stages throughout his life. Adrian Groulx plays Johnson as a kid living in Hawaii, Bradley Constant plays him as a teen in Pennsylvania who shoplifted and seemed destined to fall down the wrong path and Uli Latukefu showcases him as a University of Miami football player. Johnson bookends each episode with interviews that take place in the year 2032 with a journalist played by Randall Park as he reflects on these aspects of his life while on the campaign trail. The storylines featured in the series begin with time spent with his father, wrestler Rocky “Soul Man” Johnson, and his legendary wrestling buddies including Andre the Giant. The premiere episode showed us …

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Kenan Thompson Along With Cast And Crew Talk Details On New NBC Series ‘Kenan’

Many people recognize and associate actor Kenan Thompson from his long (and hilarious) tenure on Saturday Night Live, as he is one of the sketch comedy shows most beloved and admired cast members. Thompson is now adding to his resume and branching out into the sitcom realm with the heartwarming new series “Kenan” which has just premiered on NBC. “Kenan” stars Kenan Thompson a recently widowed host of Atlanta’s #2 morning talk show, who struggles to balance his job and raising his daughters despite the help of his father-in-law and his brother. The series also stars Don Johnson, Chris Redd, Kimrie Lewis,  and Dani and Dannah Lane. It is executive produced by David Caspe, Jackie Clarke, and Ken Whittingham. We recently had a chance to catch up with the cast and crew of “Kenan” to talk about the new series and give us some insight into season one! When speaking to us about the development process for “Kenan” and how it has grown and changed to get where it is currently, Thompson tells us, “It was a long process from …

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Exclusive Interviews: Letterkenny Cast Talks What’s In Store For The Future And More!

It has been absolutely amazing to sit back and watch the success of a sitcom set in a small rural Canadian town as it only continues to grow in popularity as more and more fans discover the comedic gem that is “Letterkenny”.  The series, which began as a web series back in 2013 called “Letterkenny Problems” before reaching a deal with Crave TV in Canada who began airing full episodes back in 2016. The show is now on its ninth season which is currently streaming on Hulu here in the States. “Letterkenny” features star and co-creator Jared Keeso as Wayne and his friends Daryl (Nathan Dales) and Squirrelly Dan (K. Trevor Wilson). The three men represent some of the Hicks in a town of 5000 also populated by Hockey players and Skids, the Goth misfits who spend their time on video games, tech music, and meth. Once you learn to navigate the linguistics of the series (trust us, this is a thing) you will soon find yourself mesmerized by the amazing cast of characters that make up the town, and …

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David Arquette Talks New Thriller ’12 Hour Shift’ And Shares Some ‘Scream 5’ Details!

David Arquette has been quite the busy man these days, as he starred in the film “You Can’t Kill David Arquette” and most recently released the zany thriller “12 Hour Shift” alongside Angela Bettis and Chloe Farnworth. Arquette is also reprising his role as Dwight “Dewey” Riley in the highly anticipated film “Scream 5”. If you are looking for a fun/off-the-wall thriller then “12 Hour Shift” is the film for you! Arquette plays the role of prison inmate Jefferson who is brought to the hospital during one absolutely insane overnight shift! Arquette also serves as a producer on the film. The plot for “12 Hour Shift” is as follows: Over the course of one night in 1998 at an Arkansas hospital, a junkie nurse (Angelia Bettis), her scheming cousin (Chloe Farnworth), and a group of black market organ-trading criminals get caught up in a heist gone wrong. And believe us … things really, really begin to go wrong! Arquette spoke to us about how he became involved with “12 Hour Shift”, working with his fellow castmates and of course a …

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How Opera And Arts Lover Karen Saillant’s Life’s Work Is Bringing Us Joy When We Need It The Most!

Every summer for the last 16 years, the picturesque town of Citta’ della Pieve, (located between Rome and Florence) has hosted Karen Lauria Saillant’s opera festival where guests were treated first-hand to beautiful world premiere Italian operas; a staggering 16 operas in 16 years. However, due to COVID-19 restrictions, the structure of the 17th world premiere Italian opera […]

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Raised By Wolves Interview: Travis Fimmel And Niamh Algar Share Details About Their Characters, Motivations And More!

The new HBO Max series Raised By Wolves has just begun streaming and the series is already receiving a ton of praise from both fans and critics alike. The show is truly like nothing we have seen done before within the science fiction genre as it focuses more on the idea of relationships and humanity rather than gadgets and machines. This is definitely due in part to the phenomenal writing by creator Aaron Guzikowski. However, do not for one moment think that this series is not visually spectacular as well thanks to the visionary genius of co-creator Ridley Scott. Raised By Wolves also marks Scott’s first foray into the world of television as he is best known for his work on the infamous films such a Bladerunner and Alien to only name a few! The series focuses on a small group of individuals both android and human who have escaped from the destruction of planet Earth and are faced with a mission to recreate life on a new planet. This obviously leads to quite a bit of conflict between the …

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Raised By Wolves Interview: Amanda Collin and Abubakar Salim Give Us The Inside Scoop On New HBO Max Series

HBO Max surely has a hit on their hands with the upcoming premiere of Raised By Wolves! The show was created by Aaron Guzikowski and Ridley Scott and focuses on the relationship between androids and humans after mass devastation has taken place on Earth. Upon watching we found ourselves immediately engrossed with the story and while it is chock full of science fiction elements the show itself is far from your typical sci-fi fodder. There is a much deeper thread that runs throughout this series, as it focuses on various aspects of human relationships, survival, religion and beliefs and so much more. It was also refreshing to watch a show that always keeps you guessing, as of right from the start you can never be just too sure of who is the hero and who is the villain and we found ourselves analyzing each and every detail looking for those answers, which are never made completely clear, as there are always two sides to every story. We recently had a chance to catch up with series stars Amanda Collin (Mother) …

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Breaking Down VFX With Pixomondo’s Emmy-nominated VFX Supervisor Nhat Phong Tran

The Emmy’s are coming up soon and while the main focus is generally on the categories of Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Television Drama, Comedy, etc and award that is oftentimes overlooked by the general public, but plays a tremendously huge role within the television and film industry is those for VFX. VFX (visual effects) is so incredibly important to help create the final product for nearly every film and television series you see, even if you are not consciously aware, they are there in nearly every scene and they take a tremendous amount of work to create, as everything must flow together seamlessly. We were recently able to catch up Pixomondo’s VFX supervisor Nhat Phong Tran to speak about his work on the hit HBO series “Westworld” which has earned him an Emmy nomination, alongside “Westworld’s” overall VFX supervisor Jay Worth. Jay brought Nhat and the Pixomondo team on-board with “Westworld” in Season 2, and again for Season 3, so the two have a very close working relationship and it shows by the amazing VFX content they have collectively …

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Top Gear: Host Paddy McGuinness Shares Details About Season 28

The world’s biggest motoring entertainment show, Top Gear, returns to BBC America with an adventurous “Top Gear” Nepal Special followed by all-new episodes and fans can’t wait!  In the Nepal special, host Paddy McGuinness, Freddie Flintoff and Chris Harris set out on a high-altitude voyage from Kathmandu to the Forbidden City of Lo Manthang, through the highest mountains, deepest gorges, and harshest terrain. It is an adventure you have to see to believe! This season, expect to see bungee jumping in a car, an epic race between a fighter jet and the latest McLaren hypercar, a spectacular road trip through Peru and more mischief as the hosts travel the globe in pursuit of hijinks and motoring mayhem. We had the opportunity to catch up with “Top Gear” host Paddy McGuinness prior to the upcoming premiere and he shared some fun details about the upcoming season, plans for the future of “Top Gear” and more! KRISTYN CLARKE: There were so many exciting moments on this season of “Top Gear”! I was on the edge of my seat the entire time I …

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Top Gear: Host Chris Harris Talks Season 28 Adventure, Chemistry And More!

Fans have been revving their engines for months waiting for the upcoming season 28 premiere of “Top Gear”. Now the wait is almost over and “Top Gear” will be premiering on BBC America on Sunday, August 30th! We have had the chance to check out several upcoming episodes and without a doubt, fans are in for a treat. The sheer amount of mind-blowing adventures that host Chris Harris, Paddy McGuinness, and Freddie Flintoff find themselves in this season is off-the-charts. Just trust us, when we say that Nepal Special was utterly insane, or perhaps bungee-jumping in a car is more your speed. Either way, “Top Gear” provides viewers with some incredibly entertaining TV. Prior to the premiere, we had a chance to catch up with host Chris Harris to share some insight into season 28, his amazing friendship with fellow hosts, their Nepal adventures and so much more! KRISTYN CLARKE: What are some moments that you are especially excited for fans to see this coming season? I have adored what I have seen thus far! CHRIS HARRIS: I don’t know …

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Aidan Pierce Brennan On Transforming Into A Young Charlie Manx For AMC’s ‘NOS4A2’

During season two of the AMC series “NOS4A2” we have learned quite a bit of backstory behind Charlie Manx, played by actor Zachary Quinto, as well as, Christmasland. We also got to see a much younger version of Charlie Manx, expertly portrayed by young actor Aidan Pierce Brennan. Brennan is already well on his way to becoming a household name, as he got his start in the web series “Sitters” as the age of eight and has continued to hone his craft appearing in the ABC series “Forever”, the Netflix/Marvel series “The Punisher”, and Showtime’s “Ray Donovan”. Brennan’s current projects include starring opposite Katie Holmes, Jerry O’Connell and Josh Lucas in highly anticipated film based upon the best-selling novel “The Secret” and of course his role on AMC’s “NOS4A2” for which he was gracious enough to take a few minutes out of his day to speak to us about. Brennan talks about his transformation into the young Charlie Manx character, as well as, his favorite moments on set and more! You have done some tremendously big projects at your young …

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