All posts by Liam McMillen

Liam likes Harry Potter more than he likes his family. He's also partial to Wes Anderson, French New-Wave and John Hughes. He's an aspiring film journalist from England. You can find him on Twitter, @LiamMcmillen.


Posted On May 6, 2014By Liam McMillenIn Videos

Watch: Melissa McCarthy in New Trailer for ‘Tammy’

Melissa McCarthy just can’t decide which side of the law she wants to be on. With “Identity Thief,” she was a petty criminal and in “The Heat” she was a cop (a foul mouthed and not very good cop, but a cop nonetheless). Now, she’s returned to the dark side in the impressive looking “Tammy,” which was co-written by McCarthy herself. Tammy’s day goes from bad to worse when she’s fired (by fast food boss Kevin, played by McCarthy’s real-life husband Ben Falcone, who co-wrote the movie with her andRead More
Here is the brand new poster for the AMC’s much anticipated, 1980s computer drama “Halt and Catch Fire”. The anticipation comes from “Breaking Bad” producers Melissa Bernstein and Mark Johnson, but it’s also got a star-studded cast to boot. The show stars Lee Pace (“Pushing Daisies” and  Marvel’s upcoming  “Guardians of the Galaxy”), Scoot McNairy (“Monsters”), Mackenzie Davis, Kerry Bishe and Toby Huss as early eighties computer geniuses who try to reverse-engineer the company, IBM. As you can see from the poster, IBM’s font has been cleverly integrated. Apart fromRead More
In ABC’s “Black Box,” a drama about a brilliant yet troubled neuroscientist, we learn that the title is a term used by doctors to describe the human brain because it’s “the ultimate mystery.” But the real mystery is how this clumsy and somewhat lazy show ever made it onto your television screens – especially in these economic times when even great shows are getting taken off the air. British actress Kelly Reilly plays Dr. Catherine Black, who is the medical director at a state-of-the-art neurological center in New York, where sheRead More
David Cronenberg is arguably the greatest visionary of his time. With classics such as “The Fly,” “A History of Violence” and “Crash” it is easy to see why his new film is so eagerly anticipated. The film in question, “Maps to the Stars,” has a brand new trailer and boy, is it sexy, stylish and… strange. Very, very strange. After all, “Maps to the Stars” is tackling the Hollywood family and it’s said to be a “complex look at Hollywood and what it reveals about Western culture.” After tackling various typesRead More
In recent years, spy shows have been in high demand, with FX’s “The Americans” and AMC’s “Rubicon” setting the bar high, and now AMC have given us “Turn.” However, the cable network’s newest drama is not quite as good as other shows in its genre, and not really up to scratch with other AMC shows like “Mad Men,” “The Walking Dead” and “Breaking Bad.” “Turn” is set on Long Island in 1778 and dramatizes the real-life story of the Culper Ring, a network of spies whose work was instrumental inRead More
Sundance is a very special festival indeed. It is a gateway for filmmakers, and a very effective one too. Now, William H. Macy is benefiting of the festival because his directorial debut, “Rudderless”, has been picked up by Paramount and Samuel Goldwyn Co, according to Deadline. The film is about a grieving father (Macy), in a downward spiral, who stumbles across a box of his recently deceased son’s demo tapes and lyrics. Shocked by the discovery, he forms a band to play his son’s music, in the hope of findingRead More
Up-and-coming actor Jonny Weston could be about to get his big break. It’s been announced via Variety that he is set to join “Taken 3,” alongside Liam Neeson, Forest Whittaker and Famke Janssen. Although plot details are yet unknown, we know that he is set to play Maggie Grace‘s boyfriend. As we know, Maggie Grace’s character, Kim, was taken in the first “Taken.” Say she was taken in this installment, could Neeson’s Bryan Mills be joined by Weston’s character in the pursuit to get her back? Just a thought. ItRead More
Could this be the most cliché comedy of the year? I think so. It certainly runs in the family when it comes to Damon Wayans Jr. “Let’s Be Cops” looks just like his dads flick “White Chicks”, but worse. How is that even possible? Okay, so the deal is this: it’s a buddy cop film, but they’re not cops. They’re pretending to be cops for, what seems to be, their own personal pleasure of having sex with intoxicated girls and getting free stuff. Seriously, who writes this? I’ll tell youRead More
The original “Rosemary’s Baby” was a fantastic film. It was loved by critics and audiences alike and it bagged Roman Polanski an Oscar nod for his screenplay, which is impressive considering how the horror genre is treated by the Academy. So when the remake mini-series was announced, I think it was safe to say that there was caution surrounding it. People didn’t want this going the way of recent horror remakes. I think the casting of Zoe Saldana, who is loved pretty much by everyone, softened the blow though. Now,Read More
Since airing, “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D”. has had a whole host of  guest stars with some real star calibre. From Jaimie Alexander to Cobie Smulders to the behemoth that is Samuel L Jackson. And now, Patton Oswalt is joining the cast to play agent Eric Koenig, who was a part of Nick Fury’s original World War 2 team. Make of that what you will. Oswalt, who has worked with showrunner Joss Whedon before on “Dollhouse,” has made no secret of his excitement for the role. He told “I got a call fromRead More