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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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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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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