Opening in theaters and on VOD May 11th from producer Joel Silver's Dark Castle Home Entertainment and After Dark Films is After Dark Action, which showcases five original, adrenaline-pumping films. The series includes El Gringo starring Scott Adkins (The Bourne Ultimatum), and Christian Slater (True Romance), Transit starring Jim Caviezel (TV's Person of Interest), James Frain (Tron: Legacy), Harold Perrineau (The Matrix), and Elisabeth Rohm (TV's Law & Order), Philly Kid starring Wes Chatham (The Help), Devon Sawa (Final Destination), Kristopher Van Varenberg (Universal Soldier: Regeneration), Michael Jai White (The Dark Knight), and Neal McDonough (Captain America: The First Avenger), Stash House starring Dolph Lundgren (The Punisher), Briana Evigan (Sorority Row), Sean Faris (Never Back Down), and Jon Huertas (TV's Castle), and Dragon Eyes starring Jean-Claude Van Damme (Timecop), Cung Le (Tekken), Kristopher Van Varenberg (Universal Soldier: Regeneration) and Peter Weller (Robocop).
IAR's Managing Editor Jami Philbrick recently had a chance to sit down with actor Jon Huertas to discuss his work in After Dark Action: Stash House, as well as the season finale of Castle. The actor talked about his new film, playing a villain, his all-time favorite movie villains, the After Dark Action series, working with Dolph Lundgren, carrying a big gun, what to expect from the season finale of Castle, Esposito's romance with Lanie, and how the series will continue if Castle and Beckett finally hook-up.
Film and television music composer Robert Duncan spends most days engrossed in his work at his recording studio in North Hollywood. It is a warm, cozy enclave with some walls covered in wood panels, and one particularly unique wall covered in rock, which he explains creates a distinct echo. “The rock wall diffuses sound,” Duncan says as we pass by a treasure trove of various musical instruments. He proves his point by making a sound in one part of the room, then walking to another making the same sound again and pointing out the difference. “You see?” he asks with an excited look on his face. The sounds resonated are most certainly different in one area of the studio from the next.
ABC’s Castle keeps getting it right by constantly keeping it fresh and next week’s brand new film noir episode that takes us back in a time machine to the 1940’s is no exception. Entitled The Blue Butterfly, fans will get to follow novelist Richard Castle (Nathan Fillion) and NYPD Detective Kate Beckett (Stana Katic), as they investigate the killing of a treasure hunter. In true Castle-style, there is an ominous twist when they discover that the current case is linked to a mysterious homicide from 1947 that involved a hard-nosed private detective. Of course with Castle on the case, all involved are lured into his theory that the only way in which to solve this present-day murder is to solve the mystery from the past. Through stylized flashbacks with Castle as the private eye and Beckett as a femme fatale, the 1947 case is resurrected.
Cast member Tamala Jones (Medical Examiner, Lanie Parish) speaks about her character’s 1947 alter-ego as well as this most special of episodes that she is calling her all-time favorite. “We had the best time ever making this one! This is my personal favorite and everyone is just going to love it!” Excited that Mark Pellegrino (Lost, Supernatural, The Closer) is guest starring as Tom Dempsey, she says of his performance, “He plays a mean gangster that owns the nightclub that my character, Betsy, sings in.” Also guest starring in this episode are Patrick Cassidy as Clyde Belasco, Chad Everett as Jerry Maddox, Ellen Geer as Viola Maddox and Darin Toonder as Frankie.
Finally there is a reason to love Mondays and that reason is ABC’s hit show Castle. With three very successful seasons under their belts, this show simply continues to get better with each passing episode. Monday January 9th is one very special episode, Till Death Do Us Part, which fans have been waiting for since last season because someone in this brilliantly cast ensemble is entering into wedded bliss.