Robin Weigert Talks CONCUSSION, How the Film Evolved During Shooting, Looking Back at Her Time on DEADWOOD, and More

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From first-time feature director Stacie Passon, the indie drama Concussion is a poignant sexual examination of Abby (Robin Weigert in a truly stand-out performance), a 40-something lesbian housewife who begins to wonder if her suburban life and marriage is truly what she wants anymore.  Her newfound desire to explore her sexuality results in a double life as a high-end escort, which clearly complicates things.

During this recent exclusive interview with Collider, actress Robin Weigert (Sons of Anarchy, Deadwood) talked about how she got offered this role, how she saw the quality of the role over the quantity of the scenes, even though she’s in almost every moment of the film, the biggest challenges in making this character believable and relatable, finding the emotional levels for the character, and how the film evolved during shooting and editing.  She also talked about what she remembers most fondly about her time on the HBO series Deadwood, and what it’s like to work on the FX series Sons of Anarchy.  Check out what she had to say after the jump.

SONS OF ANARCHY Recap: “Wolfsangel”

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Before I get into survivor and counts and death tolls, let’s take a moment to relish in how much like the early seasons of Sons of Anarchy “Wolfsangel” felt like.  The biggest criticism lobbied at the show in the last two, even three years is that it had lost its sense of scale and, more fatally, its humor.  “Wolfsangel” restored some of that, and actually provided several decent twists.  It also kept the drama local — old foes were dredged up, old scabs picked, and all of it was related very closely to the club, and how where SAMCRO is not headed where Jax wants it.  Hit the jump for more.

SONS OF ANARCHY Recap: “Poenitentia”

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With Sons of Anarchy, the more things change, the more they stay the same.  Jax has been learning since last year that extricating himself from the club that Clay built means that he has to act, in a lot of ways, like Clay.  You could argue that his actions are largely the result of having inherited such a tangled mess steeped in violence and bad alliances, but that’s an excuse Bobby, for one, is not buying.  His collection of strays shows he’s not willing to allow for half-measures when it comes to the club.  Changes need to come, and Jax isn’t moving fast enough.  Hit the jump for more.

Katey Sagal Talks SONS OF ANARCHY, Her Comments on the Season 6 Debut and Reaction to the Parents Television Council, and Justifying Gemma’s Decisions

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In Season 6 of the hit FX drama series Sons of Anarchy, SAMCRO’s new President Jax Teller (Charlie Hunnam), must face the consequences of the MC’s criminal deeds before it tears the club apart.  And with this being the penultimate season, things are clearly going to be more challenging and heart-breaking than ever.

During this recent interview to promote the new season, actress Katey Sagal (“Gemma”) talked about her reaction to the comments made by the Parents Television Council about the Season 6 debut, balancing Gemma’s feelings for both Nero (Jimmy Smits) and Clay (Ron Perlman), which of Gemma’s decisions she’s found the hardest to justify, the ways that she relates to her character, how difficult it is to lose an actor when their character gets killed off, how much more paparazzi hangs around the set since the casting announcement of Charlie Hunnam in Fifty Shades of Grey, and how she feels about the show’s quickly approaching end (Season 7 is expected to be its last).  Check out what she had to say after the jump, and be aware that there are some spoilers.  

SONS OF ANARCHY Recap: “One One Six”

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After a questionable start to its new season, Sons of Anarchy returned this week with an episode that improved in some ways upon that initial outing, but was still just so dark and heavy.  A show with so much violence and dark themes needs the relief of humor, or it’s a slog to watch.  One of Sons of Anarchy‘s defining features early on was its gallows humor and quirky cast who played hard and then played harder.  These days, time spent with SAMCRO is increasingly bleak, and that bleakness reached its lowest depths last week.  Hit the jump for more on how the show needs to crawl out of that hole.

Maggie Siff Talks SONS OF ANARCHY Season 6, What Still Surprises Her about Tara, the Disconnect between Tara and Jax, Cutting Her Hair and Her Future Plans

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In Season 6 of the hit FX drama series Sons of Anarchy, SAMCRO’s new President Jax Teller (Charlie Hunnam), must face the consequences of the MC’s criminal deeds before it tears the club apart.  And with this being the penultimate season, things are clearly going to be more challenging and heart-breaking than ever.

During this recent interview to promote the new season, actress Maggie Siff (“Tara”) talked about what still surprises her about playing Tara, how much of herself is in the character, just how closely Tara is starting to mirror Gemma (Katey Sagal), the disconnect between Jax and Tara, why she cut off her hair, whether it’s harder for viewers to rationalize what the characters are doing now, whether she’s rooting for Tara to stay with the club, and her plans for when Sons of Anarchy is all said and done.  Check out what she had to say after the jump, and be aware that there are some spoilers

SONS OF ANARCHY Season Six Premiere Recap: “Straw”

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Sons of Anarchy wasted no time throwing itself right back into the action, but was it what we — and the club — needed?  Much of Sons of Anarchy‘s premiere felt akin to Boardwalk Empire‘s premiere on Sunday night: It was, aside from a few highlights, overwhelmingly bleak, dour, violent, and without a clear center or direction.  As Jax puts it, the table is in pieces, the club is hanging on by a thread, and its members are more fractured than ever, both within themselves and with the rest of the club.  The episode was written by series creator Kurt Sutter, and his unmistakable stamp is all over it.  To find out whether or not that’s ultimately a good thing, hit the jump.

New to Blu-ray: THE WALKING DEAD Season 3, THE GREAT GATSBY, PAIN & GAIN, and More

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Here’s a look at this week’s new Blu-ray releases:

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Charlie Hunnam and Kurt Sutter Talk SONS OF ANARCHY Season 6, the Graphic Novel, and Mapping Out the End of the Show

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When the hit drama series Sons of Anarchy returns to FX on September 10th, SAMCRO’s new President, Jax Teller (Charlie Hunnam), must face the consequences of the MC’s criminal deeds before it tears the club apart.  And if the premiere is any indication of where things are headed in this penultimate season, that’s going to be more challenging and heart-breaking than ever.

While at the FX portion of the TCA Press Tour, actor Charlie Hunnam and show creator/executive producer/writer Kurt Sutter talked about how much of an impact the acts of the premiere will have on this season, that the show has reached a moral turning point, the goal of the upcoming graphic novel, how much things are mapped out between now and the scheduled final season (Season 7), whether he knows what the final shot will look like, and how rewarding it’s been to work with each other.  Check out what they had to say after the jump, and be aware that some major spoilers are discussed.

SONS OF ANARCHY Season 6 Trailer Splits Time Between the Clubhouse and the Jailhouse with Plenty of Biker Brawls to Go Around

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While FX’s Sons of Anarchy hinted at the violence that’s about to erupt in season six with this recent teaser, fans were deprived of any new footage.  Now, a new trailer is available and it shows off plenty of the impending brutality, a very likely schism within the clubhouse and a promise that we’ll be spending a fair amount of time in the hoosegow.  This sneak peek doesn’t show it, but creator Kurt Sutter is teasing a controversial event in the season opener that he’s been looking forward to for years.  Watch season six of Sons of Anarchy starting Tuesday, September 10th and hit the jump to watch the trailer.

Teaser Trailer for SONS OF ANARCHY Season 6

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Charlie Hunnam leads his own blockbuster tentpole this weekend with the release of Pacific Rim, but he’ll be returning to his hardened ways this fall when the FX drama series Sons of Anarchy comes back for its sixth season.  The network unveiled a teaser trailer for the sixth season last night during the premiere of The Bridge (read Allison’s review of that new show here), and while it doesn’t feature any footage from the upcoming season, it does provide an intense tease of the tumultuous relationships between the ensemble cast.  Hit the jump to take a look at the teaser, and if you missed Steve’s recent interview with Hunnam about Pacific Rim and SOA, click hereSons of Anarchy returns this September on FX. 

Charlie Hunnam Talks PACIFIC RIM, Seeing the Film for the First Time, Spending 27 Days in the Con Pod Set, SONS OF ANARCHY, and CRIMSON PEAK

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With Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim opening this weekend, I recently landed an exclusive interview with Charlie Hunnam at the press junket.  During the interview he talked about doing the interview during a huge parade outside the hotel, his reaction to seeing Pacific Rim for the first time, working on the huge practical sets, what he collects, Sons of Anarchy, Crimson Peak, and a lot more.  Hit the jump for what he had to say.

Finally, If you missed any of my set visit coverage, be sure to check out my video blog recap with 20 things to know, plus extended on set interviews with Guillermo del Toro, Charlie Day, Ron Perlman, and executive producer Callum Greene.

Comic-Con 2013 Schedule for Sunday, July 21st Includes BREAKING BAD, DOCTOR WHO, COMMUNITY, SONS OF ANARCHY, and More

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Now that the entire schedule for this year’s San Diego Comic-Con has been announced with today’s unveiling of the Sunday lineup, it’s quite clear that if you’re coming to the Con for TV, you’re going to be very happy.  TV panels have moved into Hall H on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday in addition to Sunday, and so the extent of studios’ feature film presence has been pared down considerably.  There’s still a lot to look forward to, but the film offerings this year are few and far between.

That being said, Sunday’s TV-only lineup is rather swell, with Breaking Bad taking over Hall H for the final season panel, in addition to Hall H panels for Doctor Who, Supernatural, Sons of Anarchy, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and Community, which should be rather eventful given that series creator/candid-to-a-fault showrunner Dan Harmon is taking part.  Hit the jump to check out the highlights from Sunday’s Comic-Con programming, and be sure to check Collider frequently during the Con for all of our recaps, interviews, and much more.  Comic-Con 2013 runs from July 18th – 21st.

Donal Logue Talks Playing King Horik on VIKINGS, Joining COPPER Season 2, SONS OF ANARCHY, and TERRIERS on Kickstarter

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When I was recently offered the opportunity to do an interview with actor Donal Logue, to chat with him about his roles on three of my must-watch TV shows – Vikings, Copper and Sons of Anarchy  – needless to say, I jumped at the chance.  Throw in the fact that that he was on one of my personal favorites – the gone-far-too-soon Terriers – and it was truly one of the most enjoyable interviews that I’ve ever done.

During this exclusive phone interview with Collider, Donal Logue talked about the amazing and unique opportunity he has to work on three popular drama series simultaneously, how he came to play King Horik on History’s original drama series Vikings (which just wrapped up its highly successful first season) and that he’ll definitely be back for Season 2, the type of character he’ll be playing on BBC America’s Copper, when the series returns for Season 2 on June 23rd, what the experience of doing Sons of Anarchy has been like, and if the success of the Kickstarter campaign for the Veronica Mars movie gives him any more hope that Terriers could return, in some form and at some point.  Check out what he had to say after the jump.

THE COLLISION: Episode 43 – Television, Race, Diversity, and Auteur Showrunners

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This week on The Collision, we are joined by Allison Keene and Charles Judson.  Our conversation is sparked by a Mad Men spec script from actress Erika Anderson, which brings African-American characters into Matthew Weiner‘s critically acclaimed show.  From there, our conversation expands to explore diversity in popular TV series, if showrunners should feel obligated to diversify their casts, the difficulty in writing minority characters, and much more.  As always, we finish up with our recommendations.

Click here to listen to the new episode of The Collision, click here for the previous episode (“Violence and Evil Dead), click here to add the podcast to your RSS, and click here to find us on iTunes. To keep up to date with The Collision, you can follow us on Twitter at @MattGoldberg, @AdamChitwood, and @DrClawMD (Dave Trumbore). Hit the jump to check out the trailers for this week’s recommendations.

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