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Byronn Mann Gives The Scoop On 'Hell On Wheels' Midseason Finale

8/29/2015 8:13am EDT
Byron Mann Previews Tonight's 'Hell On Wheels' Midseason Finale
Tonight marks the midseason finale for AMC's railroad drama Hell on Wheels, and with things coming to a head, Starpulse checked in with Byron Mann - who joined the series this season as Chang - to find out what we can expect and what it's been like for him to be part of what will be the last season.

"I can tell you that things are only going to escalate and intensify regarding Cullen Bohannon, regarding Chang, regarding Mei Fong," Byron teased. "Things are going to escalate significantly in a bad way.

"Things with The Swede are also going to escalate. Things are going to get bad," he cont...
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Will Yun Lee Brings His Awesome Villain Talent To ‘Strike Back’ Tonight

8/28/2015 12:05pm EDT
Will Yun Lee Adds Even More Muscle To 'Strike Back'
When your central villain is played by Michelle Yeoh, the guy working opposite her had better be equally talented. Strike Back doubled down on the awesome villain casting when it hired Will Yun Lee, who joins the Cinemax drama tonight as Kwon, another agent from North Korea who will give Scott and Stonebridge even more to worry about.

We caught up with Will earlier this season to talk about his presence in an already action-packed show, what he took away from the experience, and how the action on Strike Back stacks up compared to working on projects like Hawaii Five-0 and The Wolverine.

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'Strike Back': Michelle Lukes On Julia Richmond's Last Stand

8/22/2015 12:02pm EDT
'Strike Back': Michelle Lukes On Julia Richmond's Last Stand
Julia Richmond has long been at the heart of Cinemax's Strike Back, as the show's most well-known and longest tenured female character. But after last night's jaw-dropping plot twist after Richmond fought to thwart the North Koreans, things will never be the same again for the members of Section 20 or fans of the series.

Before the episode aired, Starpulse spoke to Richmond's portrayer Michelle Lukes about her character's arc in the final season, the relationship between Richmond and Scott (Sullivan Stapleton), and what it meant to her to hang up her dog tags.

SPOILER ALERT: If you have n...
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Tate Donovan Takes Us Inside the Comedy-Drama 'Sun Belt Express'

8/20/2015 2:09pm EDT
Tate Donovan Takes Us On A Ride With 'Sun Belt Express'
Tate Donovan is redefining the road movie with Sun Belt Express, the new independent comedy-drama that will change the way you look at illegal immigration. Tate plays Allen King, a down on his luck college professor who moonlights as a coyote, smuggling people across the southern border. It's not a great existence, but at least he's getting by.

Yet when Allen's spirited daughter Emily (India Ennenga) decides to stow away on his latest trip, he finds himself on unpredictable journey with her, his ex-girlfriend (Ana de la Reguera), and the three interesting gentlemen in the trunk of his car....
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Milauna Jemai Jackson Talks On Her Courageous 'Strike Back' Role

8/14/2015 12:03pm EDT
'Strike Back': Milauna Jemai Jackson Returns For More Heroism
Those who say there aren't enough strong women on TV aren't watching Strike Back. The Cinemax series features two incredibly courageous, well-written and performed female leads in Julia Richmond, played by Michelle Lukes, and Kim Martinez, who is portrayed by the lovely and talented Milauna Jemai Jackson.

Cinemax season four marks Milauna's second as the tough-as-nails DEA agent Martinez, who's now become a long-term part of Section 20. Starpulse spoke with her recently about returning to her challenging role, and what it was like for her to say goodbye to the series that it feels like she...
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Producer Jason Blum Weighs In On 'Unfriended,' Found Footage & More

8/12/2015 12:15pm EDT
Uber-Producer Jason Blum On 'Unfriended,' Found Footage And M. N
Chances are if you’ve seen any horror film recently you know the work of Producer Jason Blum. As founder and CEO of Blumhouse Productions, Blum has made quite a name for himself with famed genre work like "Paranormal Activity" and "Insidious" and even dabbling in deep dramatic fare like Oscar-nominated flick "Whiplash." But today we’re talking one-on-one with Blum all about the new to DVD and Blu-ray chiller "Unfriended" and having dug the unique horror outing myself it was a pleasure to delve into the flick. From the bullying subtext to teaming up with "Night Watch" filmmaker Timur Bekma...
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Michelle Yeoh Is 'Strike Back's' Killer Woman

8/8/2015 12:08pm EDT
Michelle Yeoh Is 'Strike Back's' Killer Woman
Strike Back notched a big one in the win column when it signed Michelle Yeoh for one of the major roles in its final season. From being a Bond girl in Tomorrow Never Dies to kicking butt in any number of films including Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and its upcoming sequel, Michelle is one of the great actresses of her generation - and she has been a fantastic addition to the series.

Before last night's jaw-dropping second episode, Starpulse sat down with Michelle to talk with her about making her first-ever appearance on television with the role of Mei Foster, and what her thoughts were ...
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Interview: Director Tom Hammock & Actress Haley Lu Richardson About 'The Last Survivors'

8/5/2015 12:20pm EDT
Interview: Tag-Team Chat With Director Tom Hammock & Actress Hal
For those who follow the films I adore, you may have seen my coverage of a little film out of LA Film Fest 2014 called "The Well." Co-written by Jacob Forman the scribe behind the phenomenal film "All The Boys Love Mandy Lane," the movie was an impressive tale of a water barren landscape that featured a star making turn by lead layered lethal lady Haley Lu Richardson. The film now titled "The Last Survivors" (so it can be seen by many in foreign markets – which I’m all for!) is now available on VOD, Digital Download and of course DVD and Blu-ray from Dark Sky Films (the Blu-ray has a Star...
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Taylor Swift's On Vanity Fair- And Talking About Being Besties With Kanye West

8/5/2015 3:42am EDT
Taylor Swift Vanity Fair Interview: Taylor Talks Feud With Apple
Taylor Swift's on the cover of Vanity Fair- looking plenty scorching, and revealing some stunning new details about her big Apple Music coup and her maybe-kinda-feud with Kanye West.

According to Swift (and Vanity Fair), that letter she sent to Apple Music (you know, the one where she lambasted the company for not paying artists the royalties they'd earn over the service's trial period) was a spur of the moment thing.

“I wrote the letter at around four A.M.,” explains the pop star. “The contracts had just gone out to my friends, and one of them sent me a screenshot of one of them. I read ...
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Meet 'Strike Back's' Hard Working Producer Michael J. Bassett

7/31/2015 12:01pm EDT
Michael J. Bassett: Meet 'Strike Back's' Master Of Action
On Cinemax's Strike Back, everyone knows that Michael Stonebridge and Damien Scott are the dynamic duo who save the world. But you might not be able to name the third man who is the master behind the scenes: series co-executive producer, director and writer Michael J. Bassett. While the characters are being heroes on-screen, he's doing the heavy lifting off it.

We spoke with Michael earlier this month to discuss the development of Strike Back's final season, which premieres tonight, as well as talk about what it was like for him to let go of the series that he helped shape into one of the ...
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