Sean Astin: Sci-Fi is Now in his Blood
By ANGELA DAWSON Front Row Features HOLLYWOOD—For those who haven’t watched the Aug. 31 episode of “The Strain,” the eighth installment of the exciting and intense sci-fi/horror series on the FX network, you may want to move on to the next article. For those who’ve watched it, and are still in sh [...]
Monster Madness for Charlie Day
By ANGELA DAWSON Front Row Features EMERYVILLE, Calif.—Monsters are very much a big part of Charlie Day’s life this summer. The “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” star plays a brilliant but somewhat offbeat scientist trying to conceive a way to stop alien monsters known as Kaiju from invading ea [...]
‘Pacific Rim’ Goes Big and Scores
By JAMES DAWSON Front Row Features Film Critic Bigger definitely is better in the hugely entertaining “Pacific Rim,” a massive-scale mechanical-men vs. monsters blockbuster with a story as good as its special effects. Director/writer Guillermo del Toro (“Pan’s Labyrinth,&# [...]
‘Mama’ Delivers Family-Style Chills
By JAMES DAWSON Front Row Features Film Critic Jessica Chastain shines in this contemporary classic ghost story as a reluctant stand-in mother who has a violently possessive rival from the afterlife. The charm of this family-in-peril piece is its elegant simplicity, with a small cast that plays t [...]