Screen Junkies » Dominic West http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Thu, 16 Oct 2014 19:26:45 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Dominic West Joins Maura Tierney And Joshua Jackson In Showtime Drama That Otherwise Should Have Come Out In 1997 http://www.screenjunkies.com/general/dominic-west-joins-maura-tierney-and-joshua-jackson-in-showtime-drama-that-otherwise-should-have-come-out-in-1997/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/general/dominic-west-joins-maura-tierney-and-joshua-jackson-in-showtime-drama-that-otherwise-should-have-come-out-in-1997/#comments Wed, 28 Aug 2013 03:35:40 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=256664 "If it's a drama, we're gonna have to have people crying and yelling," one Showtime exec probably said.

The post Dominic West Joins Maura Tierney And Joshua Jackson In Showtime Drama That Otherwise Should Have Come Out In 1997 appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
While Showtime got traction with Homeland, they’ve had a hard time shaking their dramedy roster to make the leap into honest-to-goodness drama. Both the premises and the writing on their earlier shows have made it almost impossible to get too moved by their goings on.

BUT WAIT. Enter The Affair, a show that’s not about a thirteen episode black tie dinner party, but rather marital infidelity. That’s pretty dramatic, no? Even if you don’t think it’s all that high stakes, what if the married people had kids? Lost innocence. That could raise the stakes.

What may or may not also raise the stakes is the participation of Joshua Jackson and Maura Tierney, two actors who, while solid, aren’t the types I’d burden with the responsibility of leading roles.

So the producers of The Affair went ahead and got McNulty from The Wire. That should lend some instant credibility.

Did I mention that Jackson plays a cowboy who resides on a ranch in Long Island? Because that merited mentioning a second ago when I was talking about Showtime’s difficulty in nailing certain aspects of TV drama.

 

The post Dominic West Joins Maura Tierney And Joshua Jackson In Showtime Drama That Otherwise Should Have Come Out In 1997 appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
http://www.screenjunkies.com/general/dominic-west-joins-maura-tierney-and-joshua-jackson-in-showtime-drama-that-otherwise-should-have-come-out-in-1997/feed/ 0
7 Actors Overshadowed By Their Breakout Roles http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/7-actors-overshadowed-by-their-breakout-roles/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/7-actors-overshadowed-by-their-breakout-roles/#comments Wed, 16 Nov 2011 17:12:58 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=236712 Their foot in the door turned into a pain in the ass.

The post 7 Actors Overshadowed By Their Breakout Roles appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
It’s the dream of many actors to land that one breakout role, the role that puts them on everyone’s casting list and springboards them to bigger things. Not all are so lucky though. There are many who were only held back by the popular role they became associated with, and were never able to rise to any notoriety above it. Like me. I’ll never escape the label of World’s Greatest Lover. Damn that coffee mug.

Here are seven examples of actors who couldn’t surpass the earliest successes.

Dominic West

Though The Wire was filled with breakout performances, Dominic West stood head and shoulders above the rest as the deeply-flawed Jimmy McNulty. He was instantly a favorite with viewers (and the ladies), but he’ taken some dicey roles since. For instance, his role in Johnny English Reborn, The Lactating Automaton, and as Jigsaw in Punisher: War Zone. McNulty deserves better! Hopefully John Carter will hel break him out.

Michael Richards

Back in the heyday of Seinfeld, Michael Richards could call you any name he wanted and you’d be rolling on the floor laughing. Then the show ended and his much-hyped starring vehicles Trial and Error and The Michael Richards Show bombed hard. Fast-forward a few years to his infamous comedy club scandal, and his star has all but sunk. If only you guys had gone to see Trial and Error, he would have never been in that club or gotten in that mess.

The post 7 Actors Overshadowed By Their Breakout Roles appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/7-actors-overshadowed-by-their-breakout-roles/feed/ 0 McNulty Michael Richards
Check Out Teaser Trailer For ‘Love Guru 2′, err, I Mean ‘Johnny English Reborn’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/check-out-teaser-trailer-for-love-guru-2-err-i-mean-johnny-english-reborn/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/check-out-teaser-trailer-for-love-guru-2-err-i-mean-johnny-english-reborn/#comments Thu, 07 Apr 2011 16:45:43 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=Video&p=205881 I liked the parts where people get hit in the face.

The post Check Out Teaser Trailer For ‘Love Guru 2′, err, I Mean ‘Johnny English Reborn’ appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
Rowan Atkinson returns as the bumbling secret agent who gets hit in the face a lot. And sometimes in the groin. Which begs the question, why would he wander onto the monastery set from Beverly Hills Ninja? Is he aware of how much hitting goes on in those places? Or a golf course? You are just begging to eat a 5-iron, sir!!

Oh, hey!! Look!! McNulty!!

The post Check Out Teaser Trailer For ‘Love Guru 2′, err, I Mean ‘Johnny English Reborn’ appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/check-out-teaser-trailer-for-love-guru-2-err-i-mean-johnny-english-reborn/feed/ 1 johnny-english-reborn-4
Neil Marshall’s ‘Centurion’ Trailer Has Girl Power! http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/neil-marshalls-centurion-trailer-has-girl-power/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/neil-marshalls-centurion-trailer-has-girl-power/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 The 117 AD prequel to SNL's "The Ladies Man" Neil Marshall's epic Centurion clobbered us with a trailer today and it looks badass. The movie, starring Michael Fassbender, McNulty, and Bond babe Olga Kurylenko, tells the story of 7 Roman soldiers trapped behind enemy lines after their army is massacred. In the film, the Descent director follows the soldiers as they fight for survival while being stalked and killed by a gang of sexy French chicks. It's like a PBS version of The Warriors. Except in this case the Lizzies are far more likely to decapitate their enemies with hatchets. (IGN) Witness the massacre after the jump. The film opens April 23rd in the UK with no set US release date at this time.

The post Neil Marshall’s ‘Centurion’ Trailer Has Girl Power! appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>

The 117 AD prequel to SNL’s "The Ladies Man"

Neil Marshall’s epic Centurion clobbered us with a trailer today and it looks badass. The movie, starring Michael Fassbender, McNulty, and Bond babe Olga Kurylenko, tells the story of 7 Roman soldiers trapped behind enemy lines after their army is massacred. In the film, the Descent director follows the soldiers as they fight for survival while being stalked and killed by a gang of sexy French chicks. It’s like a PBS version of The Warriors. Except in this case the Lizzies are far more likely to decapitate their enemies with hatchets. (IGN)

Witness the massacre after the jump. The film opens April 23rd in the UK with no set US release date at this time.

 

 

The post Neil Marshall’s ‘Centurion’ Trailer Has Girl Power! appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/neil-marshalls-centurion-trailer-has-girl-power/feed/ 0