Author Archives: Adam Kreller

How a Twitter feed morphed into a Syfy movie

Each writer’s path to getting their work onscreen is different — but few cases are as bizarre as Sam Sykes and Chuck Wendig and the making of Syfy’s movie “You Might Be the Killer.” Sykes and Wendig, both prolific sci-fi/fantasy authors, earned their first Hollywood credit thanks to an hour-long, back-and-forth Twitter exchange with each

‘SNL’ skewers bizarre Trump, Kanye Oval Office meeting

President Trump finally met his match — at least in Studio 8H, as Saturday Night Live skewered his surreal Oval Office meeting earlier this week with Kanye West. “Oh my God, he’s black me!” Trump, as portrayed by recurring guest star Alec Baldwin, realized in voice-over as Yeezy — a “Make America Great Again”-hatted Chris

Jacket from the ‘The Wire’ sold at auction to a McNulty

BALTIMORE — A jacket worn by fictional detective Jimmy McNulty in the popular HBO television series “The Wire” has been sold at auction to a real-life McNulty. The Baltimore Sun reports that a blue jacket worn by actor Dominic West was sold for $3,350 Saturday at the Thomas Johnson Elementary Middle School Fall Festival. West

Rachael Ray showcases women artists in pop-up gallery

Rachael Ray is helping empower women through an art installation called “Walls By Women.” Ray will feature works from four women artists — all New Yorkers — throughout this season of “Rachael Ray” in the show’s “audience holding area,” where viewers wait before entering the studio to watch that day’s taping. The first installation, “Limitless”

Nathan Fillion’s ‘The Rookie’ can’t cop a plea

“The Rookie” premieres Tuesday night, several weeks into the new fall season — ostensibly giving ABC time to build anticipation for ex-“Castle” star Nathan Fillion’s return to prime time on his home network. The wait wasn’t necessary, and not because “The Rookie,” in which Fillion plays the LAPD’s oldest new cop, is disappointing. It isn’t.

Hulu announces Wu-Tang Clan streaming series

Hulu has ordered the release of a new streaming series about the Wu-Tang Clan’s ascendance during the early 90s. The company said Thursday that they will stream a 10-episode drama about the rap legends called “Wu-Tang: An American Saga.” “I look forward to collaborating with Hulu and Imagine for the production and filming of The

Tituss Burgess is bringing another Whitney Houston movie to the stage

Tituss Burgess, enjoying small-screen fame as the struggling actor of Netflix’s “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” is also the driving creative force behind “The Preacher’s Wife,” a new musical based on the 1996 movie starring Whitney Houston. Burgess has written a rousing gospel score to the show, which is generating strong industry buzz after a workshop last

Jimmy Kimmel used to dumpster-dive for fireworks as a kid

Brooklyn native Jimmy Kimmel returns to his boyhood stomping grounds when he brings “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC, 11:35 p.m.) to the Brooklyn Academy of Music for five days, starting Monday. Joining him will be guests John Krasinski, Cardi B and Julia Louis-Dreyfus, along with musical acts St. Vincent, BeBe Rexha and Wu-Tang Clan. Kimmel, 50,

A nasty Thanksgiving feud inspired ‘The Oath’

The booze started flowing after that Thanksgiving dinner at Ike Barinholtz’s house. It was 2016, and he, his brother and his mom began arguing about the presidential election Donald Trump had won just weeks before. “The crazy thing is that we were all on the same side,” Barinholtz tells The Post. “But we were still

Meet the former astronaut who prepped Ryan Gosling for ‘First Man’

He’s flown to the moon and run for Congress, but 86-year-old Al Worden is still up for new adventures. The former astronaut just served as a technical consultant for the movie “First Man,” about Neil Armstrong and the Apollo 11 moon mission. “It was a new experience for me,” Worden tells The Post from his

In ‘The Kindergarten Teacher,’ caring turns creepy

Maggie Gyllenhaal goes from caring to creepy in this Netflix release about a precocious 5-year-old (Parker Sevak) and the teacher (Gyllenhaal) who believes she’s the only one taking his giftedness seriously. Floundering in a continuing-education poetry class (her teacher’s played by Gael García Bernal), she finds the spark she’s been missing in the soulful poetic

Jeremy Allen White, Maika Monroe shine in ‘After Everything’

Jeremy Allen White (“Shameless”) and Maika Monroe (“It Follows”) shine in this dramedy about a young couple, Elliot and Mia, whose early courtship is rocked by his cancer diagnosis. Unfortunately, the two actors are better than the screenplay, which speeds through Elliot’s diagnosis (Marisa Tomei appears briefly as his oncologist) and treatment, then loses its

‘Beautiful Boy’ is too safe for a drug abuse film

Dial back the beauty, boys. The true story of a father dealing with his son’s methamphetamine addiction, “Beautiful Boy” seems to take its title less from the John Lennon song than its picturesque California setting. For every scene showing a life destroyed by drugs, there’s another happy-go-lucky chat set in the most gorgeous kitchen you’ve

Things are getting very dark in ‘Riverdale’ Season 3 premiere

“Riverdale” prides itself on outrageous moments — and the Season 3 premiere proves the buzzy series is as wild as ever. Spoilers for the episode are ahead. In case you need a refresher, Season 2 of “Riverdale” really wanted you to forget the show’s wholesome “Archie” comic-book roots. Archie was arrested for murder (framed by

Muslim ‘FBI’ star advocates for better TV representation

Television’s portrayal of the FBI has fortunately come a long way since the old procedural starring Efrem Zimbalist that aired on ABC in the mid-1960s. Earlier this year, the Hulu series “The Looming Tower” took viewers inside the workings of the bureau’s New York office where real-life agents Ali Soufan (Tahir Rahim) and John O’Neill