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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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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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Get To Know 'Euros Of Hollywood' Star Bleona

7/30/2015 2:01pm EDT
Bleona
Albanian native Bleona Qereti has been dubbed the "Madonna" of her native country, having sold more than 1.5 million records worldwide with eight albums to her name. The singer made her U.S. debut on Bravo's Euros of Hollywood, which follows the lives of several successful Europeans living in Los Angeles. I recently caught up with the star to learn more about her international music career, The X Factor experience, and how she finally got Timbaland to work with her.

How did you get your start in music?

I started sort of accidentally at the young age of three, when I was “forced” to sing a...
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'Major Crimes' Has A Major Guest Star This Week

7/27/2015 12:09pm EDT
Alan Ruck Drops Into TNT's 'Major Crimes'
TNT's Major Crimes has a major guest star this week: Alan Ruck (The Whispers), who drops into the police department as a potentially corrupt FBI agent that Captain Raydor and her team are forced to collaborate with. Needless to say, a good time will not be had by all.

Starpulse connected with Alan on Friday to preview his less than pleasant character and talk about how much fun it is to play the guy that people don't have to like. "It's a blast," he laughed. "Maybe it's just because I'm getting older now, [but] I'm getting to play more jerks and creeps."

Indeed, there are no nice words to...
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