Animal Kingdom: Season Three Starts With A Bang

AddThis Social Bookmark Button

TNT's breakout hit Animal Kingdom returns for its third season, opening with a shocking conclusion, the new preeminent crime family, The Cody's, are back and the ties that bind them are about to be stretched to the limit.

One of last summer's hottest dramas, Animal Kingdom stars Ellen Barkin,  as Janine "Smurf" Cody, the matriarch of this southern California smuggling crime empire, Scott Speedman as her second in command and Shawn Hatosy as her volatile, mentally unstable eldest son.

Also starring are Ben Robson, Jake Weary, Finn Cole, Molly Gordon and Carolina Guerra with guest appearances by Laura San Giacomo. Denis O'Leary is also on board joining the cast in a reoccurring role.


Beast Review - Haunting, A Thrilling Murder Mystery


Animal Kingdom, which is a spin-off of an Australian television show of the same name, centers on centers on 17-year-old Joshua "J" Cody, who moves in with his freewheeling relatives in their Southern California beach town after his mother dies of a heroin overdose.

Headed by boot-tough matriarch Janine "Smurf" Cody and her right-hand Baz, who runs the business and calls the shots, the clan also consists of Pope, the oldest and most dangerous of the Cody boys; Craig, the tough and fearless middle son; and Deran, the troubled, suspicious "baby" of the family.

O'Leary entrance is set to balance the exit by one of the shows main character's Scott Speedman, who plays Baz and was looking to exit the crime drama.

SPOILER ALERT

For fans of any crime drama, the number one rule is not to get to attached to characters for Animal House fans, think Walter White in San Diego, Season Three begins with shots fired in the night.

The next few minutes we follow the real time events as Baz, played by Scott Speedman, is targeted in a gangland style assassination attempt. The shocking series of events has even Animal Kingdom neophytes, held in rapt attention. Does he die?

With the news that someone is looking to territorial war with "Smurf" played by Ellen Barkin who is in jail being questioned as if she were a common criminal. Of course, to the public she is one savvy real estate broker to the SDPD she is a seasoned drug smuggler with a major operation. Barkin continues to evolve and with the chance to play a Drug Smuggling Cartel Matriarch she shows new depth.


Kings Review - Halle Berry and Daniel Craig Team Up to Create Riveting Drama


With the series being so close to the border, the tactics of Sinaloa's are migrating across the border and the clan now find themselves cash poor. The new season hold a few additional shocking storylines.

One note: Season Three Episode Two begins with a heist and it is right out of a Mission Impossible film, high tech, outrageous, wild, another opening with a solid hook that grabs the attention and like The Cody's just won't let go.

Animal Kingdom airs May 29, at 9:00PM on TNT. Check local listings.

Haute Tease

  • Beltway Insider: The Affordable Care Act Controversy Continues; October Job Numbers; Christie’s Big Win; Key Election Results

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    President Obama, stinging from several weeks of continued criticism over the failures of the Affordable Care Act Marketplace website and the less than forthcoming data from the White House, took to the road this week to pitch the plan.

     
  • Boy Erased Review - Exceptional Character Driven Performances Drive this Religious Drama

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Boy Erased, from Focus Features, presents the true story of a Pentecostal preacher and his son, whom after discovering he is gay presents to him the option of attending conversion therapy or leaving his family forever.

     
  • Leftovers Review – Shocking Statistics, One of the Most Important Documentaries of 2017

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Leftovers, from Uncorked Entertainment, presents a shocking and informative documentary detailing, from the wealthiest American neighborhoods to the poorest, the plague of senior hunger and how organizations are combating the astonishing wasteful practices in food production.

     
  • Safe Solutions for Six Common Beach Body Concerns

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Summertime and the living is easy! Warm weather gives way to bare skin, sandals, beach days and cool nights, and for most summertime also reveals, and in our eyes glaring, beauty imperfections; skin blotches, stubborn cellulite and stretch marks.

     
  • Groupe GM Releases A New Hospitality Amenity Line With Courrèges

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Groupe GM, leading international player in the hotel amenity industry, has released its collaboration with French fashion house Courrèges, to create and distribute a new range of luxury amenities available worldwide in four and five-star hotels worldwide.  

  • Celebrity Interview: A Conversation with Belle Writer Misan Sagay

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Misan Sagay, recently participating in press interviews, brings an exceptionally engaging story of an interracial love affair, scandal, passion and courage to the screen as author of the screenplay for the box office beauty "Belle" from Fox Searchlight Films.

     
  • Kubo and The Two Strings Review - Spectacular, An Epic Masterpiece

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Kubo and the Two Strings, from Laika Entertainment and Focus Features, present an ancient tale of epic proportions as a boy and his mother flee from her sinister family who desire to crush the magic that empowers them with greatness.

     
  • Historic Artic Cold Plunges Much of Nation into The Deep Freeze

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    The Polar Vortex, that upper atmosphere deep cold that usually sits in the Antarctica region, is dropping in for a visit and will bring with it stunningly cold temperatures and wind chills unlike any seen in twenty years.

     
  • DEMOLITION Review – Powerful, Moving, Brilliant

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    DEMOLITION, from FOX Searchlight Pictures, brings to the screen the story of inarticulate emotion of grief and the many ways grief manifest with the lives of those who, by design are supposed to have it all together.

     
  • Magic Theatre Announces Cast Of Ashlin Halfnight’s World Premiere The Resting Place

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Magic Theatre (Loretta Greco, Artistic Director and Jaimie Mayer, Managing Director) announced today the complete cast of Ashlin Halfnight's World Premiere The Resting Place, the first production of the 2018- 2019 season, directed by Jessica Holt.

     
  • Beltway Insider: President Pressured by Border Kids Crisis; Israel/Gaza Cease Fire; Ukraine Crash Site

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    President Obama has announced this week changes in immigration policy to address the humanitarian crisis that has evolved over the past months as unaccompanied children are crawling across the border into the United States in record numbers.

     
  • A Cure For Wellness, LOGAN, ALIEN Covenant, War For The Planet of the Apes Showcased At Fox 2017 Slate Preview

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Fox Films, 20th Century Fox,  and Fox 2000 hosted a select group of media and industry insiders to a pre-holiday showcase of the 2017 upcoming blockbuster films, two action adventure films, and two Sci-Fi thrillers.

     
  • Stan & Ollie Review - A Shining, Nostalgic, Sentimental Portrait of Early Hollywood Stars

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Stan & Ollie, from Sony Picture Classics, present the story of Golden Age comedic stars Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy as they embark on a post war European tour hoping to reignite the Hollywood success they once enjoyed.

     
  • Jon Landau, AVATAR Producer, Hosts Blu-Ray Release Screening

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Jon Landau, executive producer of James Cameron’s phenomenally successful film AVATAR and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, recently hosted a press day introducing the soon-to-be released AVATAR Blu-ray edition.

     
  • Business News: All Hail The King of Beers; Billion Dollar Deal Cements Anheuser Busch Brands as Number 1

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Anheuser-Busch, home of the world famous Clydesdales and the number one choice for alcoholic beverage around the world, just solidified its global dominance with a billion dollar deal that marries, the once notorious rivals, Anheuser-Busch and Miller Brewing.

 

Login Form