ENTERTAINMENT news: Dracula, other TV, and Statement RE: 2011 B. james Awards

Let’s begin with casting news:  NBC’s upcoming series Dracula, starring Jonathan Rhys-Meyers (in the title role), has added Katie McGrath (of Merlin) and Nonso Anozie (of Game of Thrones) to the cast.  McGrath will play “Lucy Westenra,” friend of Mina (Jessica DeGouw) – Dracula’s love interest, whom he believes to be a reincarnation of his dead…

ENTERTAINMENT news: Guardians, Breaking Dawn Pt. 2, and More

DreamWorks Animation’s latest feature Rise of the Guardians hits theaters Thanksgiving weekend, but I was fortunate enough to snag a couple screening passes, and saw it last night.  I had a feeling going into this that I’d love it, if for nothing more than the pure magic it sought to capture – the magic of childhood memories…