@Thisfunktional Talks with Ernie Hudson FOX’s APB

@Thisfunktional Talks with Ernie Hudson FOX’s APB

Written by Jesus Figueroa (@Thisfunktional)

Actor Ernie Hudson talks to Jose Torres, EstrellasEnLA.com, about FOX’s crime drama “APB.”

Hudson talks about the story being fantasy but grounded in the tech being developed or tested at the moment and asks the question “is technology being beneficial or can it lead humanity down a rocky road?”

“APB” airs on FOX’s Mondays at 9 p.m.

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Police work isn’t rocket science. It’s harder.

Inspired by the New York Times Magazine article “Who Runs the Streets of New Orleans?,” by David Amsden, APB is a new police drama with a high-tech twist from executive producer/director Len Wiseman (LUCIFER, SLEEPY HOLLOW) and executive producers and writers Matt Nix (“Burn Notice”) and Trey Callaway (“The Messengers”).

Sky-high crime, officer-involved shootings, cover-ups and corruption: the over-extended and under-funded Chicago Police Department is spiraling out of control.

Enter billionaire engineer GIDEON REEVES (Emmy Award and Golden Globe nominee Justin Kirk, “Tyrant,” “Weeds”).

After he witnesses his best friend’s murder, he takes charge of Chicago’s troubled 13th District and reboots it as a technically innovative police force, challenging the district to rethink everything about the way they fight crime.

Becoming the city’s most advanced police district isn’t easy. Gideon knows if he’s going to change anything, he needs help, which he finds from DETECTIVE THERESA MURPHY (Natalie Martinez, “Kingdom,” “Under the Dome”), an ambitious, street-smart cop who is willing to give Gideon’s technological ideas a chance.

With the help of Gideon’s gifted tech officer, ADA HAMILTON (Caitlin Stasey, “Reign”), he and Murphy embark on a mission to turn the 13th District – including a skeptical CAPT. NED CONRAD (Ernie Hudson, “Grace and Frankie,” “Ghostbusters”) and determined OFFICERS NICHOLAS BRANDT (Taylor Handley, “Vegas,” “Southland”) and TASHA GOSS (Tamberla Perry, “Boss”) – into a dedicated crime-fighting force of the 21st century.

@Thisfunktional Retro Movie review: The Original 1984 Ghostbusters

Written by Jesus Figueroa

The original “Ghostbusters” from 1984 holds up the test of time.

It was fantastic to sit in a theater for a special Fathom Events movie screening for a movie that came out the year I was born.

There are a few Fathom events coming up, check out FathomEvents.com to see a listing of the ones which will be available close to you.

“Ghostbusters” has been a movie which I’ve seen on VHS, DVD and Blu-Ray and is a part of my collection.

Getting to see it on the big screen was surreal and fantastic to hear children laughing at the jokes.

The fantastic look of film could be seen and the well developed story entertained.

Three former parapsychology professors set up shop as a unique ghost removal service.

The supernatural comedy has a magnificent plot with a spectacular cast.

Dr. Peter Venkman, played by Bill Murray, Dr. Raymond Stantz, played by Dan Aykroyd, and Dr. Egon Spengler, played by Harold Ramis and later they are joined by Winston Zeddmore, played by Ernie Hudson.

Aykroyd and Ramis wrote “Ghostbusters” and with Murray and Hudson completed a stellar leading cast.

With Sigourney Weaver playing Dana, who is haunted by Zuul, Annie Potts playing the Ghostbuster’s receptionist Janine Melnitz and Rick Moranis playing Louis Tully the cast is just beyond belief.

There’s so many movies coming out with such talented casts, but not only are all these cast members talented, they work great together and combined to make this movie a classic.

With the remake of “Ghostbusters” coming up, catching up on the original, and the sequel “Ghostbusters 2,” is a must.

The screening ended with a sneak peek of the new “Ghostbusters.”

“Ghostbusters,” the original from 1984, and “Ghostbusters 2” are available 4K HD Blu-ray

The “Ghostbusters” remake opens in theaters July 15.