Callan McAuliffe

Beneath the Harvest Sky

Just when you think you know which parts of the country go hard, Maine comes in and puts itself in the running for the number one spot. Proving that when the potato harvest is in full swing, the drug money is flowing, teens are running wild and Harvest Buddies are the new friends with benefits, Aron Gaudet and Gita Pullapilly‘s Beneath the Harvest Sky is perhaps not the best tourism brochure for the Pine Tree State. Casper (Emory Cohen) and Dominic (Callan McAuliffe) are best friends on very different paths – Dominic spends his harvest picking potatoes as he should, while Casper gets pressured into the family drug smuggling business by his father (Game of Thrones‘ Aiden Gillen). A lot of yelling ensues in glorious Maine accents as Casper and Dominic see their friendship start to deteriorate over their different lifestyles. Hey, leaving the potato farm for a drug deal over the Canadian border must seem pretty glamorous for a teen who has never experienced anything different.

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Marti Noxon speaks with the sort of joyous enthusiasm you can’t fake. After the Smallville creators (and at least one uncredited script doctor) took a stab at the I Am Number Four script, Noxon sat down to add her geek-property prowess (with episodes of Buffy, Mad Men, and the script to the remake of Fright Night under her belt) to the project about an alien discovering his powers and hiding out from other aliens that want him dead. Noxon was nice enough to take some time out of her day to talk to us about the science fiction flick, how a ghost named Bertha acted as a catalyst for her writing , and to respond to one critic’s fear that Fright Night won’t be gory enough.

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This week, Fat Guy Kevin Carr hit his head and spent the better part of his time wandering around Berlin looking for January Jones. Soon he unlocked the key to his past and realized he was an alien who is hiding among the people of Earth, hunted by big dudes with tattoos and trench coats. Fortunately, he woke up from this terrifying dream to realize the true nightmare… there’s another Big Momma movie with Martin Lawrence and on-screen son Brandon T. Jackson in fat suits. To quote many a movie: “Noooooooooooo!”

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published: 04.19.2014
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