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TV Review: GAME OF THRONES – Season 7 – “Dragonstone” – SEASON PREMIERE

A scene from GAME OF THRONES "Dragonstone." | © 2017 HBO

Stars: Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Nicolaj Coster-Waldau, Kit Harington, Emilia Clarke, Liam Cunningham, Sophie Turner, Aiden Gillen, Maisie Williams, Isaac Hempstead-Wright, John Bradley, Gwendoline Christine, Iain Glen, Jim Broadbent, Nathalie Emmanuel, Kristofer Hivju, Jacob Anderson, Hannah Murray, David Bradley, Ellie Kendrick, Bella Ramsey, Anton Lesser, Hafpor Julius Bjornsson, Pilou Asbaek, Richard Dormer, Paul Kaye, Daniel Portman Writers: David Benioff & D.B. Weiss, series created by David Benioff & D.B. Weiss, based on George R.R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” Director: Jeremy Podeswa Network: HBO, Sundays @ 9 PM Original Airdate: July 16, 2016 Arya Stark (Maisie Williams), disguised […]Read On »

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The Fate of the Furious and more Blu-ray, 4K, DVD reviews for the week of July 11, 2017

THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS | © 2017 Lionsgate Home Entertainment

Your weekly roundup of things out on video this week in all formats. THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS The FAST AND FURIOUS franchise is an interesting one in that it is a series of films that began mediocre, went belly up, then inexplicably rose from the ashes to become a huge, mega hit at the box office and with critics. It’s a crazy story and one that nearly never happens in Hollywood. TRANSFORMERS comes out bad, stays bad for a dozen movies even though people continue to go and see the films in the theater. FAST AND FURIOUS can actually […]Read On »

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Movie Review: WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES

WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES movie poster | © 2017 20th Century Fox

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Karin Konoval, Steve Zahn, Terry Notary, Amiah Miller, Michael Adamthwaite Writers: Mark Bomback and Matt Reeves, based on characters created by Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver, based on the novel by Pierre Boulle Director: Matt Reeves Distributor: 20th Century Fox Release Date: July 14, 2017 WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES is the third film in the series begun with 2011’s RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES and continued in 2014’s DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES. Andy Serkis stars for the third time as the intelligent chimpanzee Caesar, and […]Read On »

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KINGDOM: Actor Frank Grillo talks the Audience show’s final season – exclusive interview

Frank Grillo stars in KINGDOM | © 2017 DirecTV

In AT&T Audience Network’s KINGDOM, now in its third and final season Wednesday nights on DirecTV, there are no crowns or thrones – and not many rules, either. In Byron Balasco’s scripted series about the world of mixed martial arts, aka MMA, the fights are all out. Frank Grillo stars as Alvey Kulina, a semi-retired MMA fighter who has opened his own gym in Los Angeles and works as a trainer, but is pulled back into the game by his sons (played by Nick Jonas and Jonathan Tucker) and his own ambitions. Grillo, a native New Yorker, has had roles […]Read On »

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Dorking Out – Episode 55: The Spider-Man vs. Glow Edition

Dorking Out Podcast | © 2017 Dorking Out Show

Hey there, dorks. In this week’s podcast, Ben Weddell from Big Ben’s Movie Show joins Chris for a review of SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING. Where’s Sonia? She has a life, you guys, and she didn’t have time for yet another SPIDER-MAN movie. (Narrator’s voice: It was a simple scheduling conflict.) In our second segment, Chris and Sonia review the new Netflix series, GLOW, starring Allison Brie and Marc Maron. And we end our show with what we’re dorking out about this week, including our movie swap. Sonia picked BRING IT ON for Chris, and Chris picked RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES for Sonia. […]Read On »

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THE HANDMAID’S TALE: Actress Yvonne Strahovski – exclusive interview

Yvonne Strahovski in THE HANDMAIDS TALE | © 2017 Hulu

In THE HANDMAID’S TALE, now streaming its first ten-episode season on Hulu and renewed for a second, marriages have become very complicated. Based on the novel by Margaret Atwood and developed for Hulu by Bruce Miller, THE HANDMAID’S TALE tells of a near-future when women are completely subjugated. None are allowed to read or write. Because much of humanity is no longer able to reproduce, fertile women are forced to be handmaids, who bear children for powerful married couples. Yvonne Strahovski plays Serena Joy Waterford, wife of Commander Waterford (played by Joseph Fiennes). She has more freedom than most other […]Read On »

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Movie Review: SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING

Spiderman Homecoming | © 2017 Marvel

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Robert Downey Jr., Marisa Tomei, Jon Favreau, Zendaya, Jacob Batalon, Donald Glover, Laura Harrier, Tony Revolori, Bokeem Woodbine Writers: Jonathan Goldstein & John Francis Daley and Jon Watts & Christopher Ford and Chris McKenna & Erik Sommers, story by Jonathan Goldstein & John Francis Daley, based on the comic books created by Stan Lee & Steve Ditko Director: Jon Watts Distributor: Sony/Columbia Release Date: July 7, 2017 SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING is, it can be argued, the most fun Spider-Man movie so far. This is the third retelling in the past fifteen years, after the […]Read On »

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SNEAKY PETE: Star Marin Ireland and executive producer Graham Yost on Season 1 – Interview

Marin Ireland and in SNEAKY PETE poster | ©2017 Amazon/CBS

In Amazon’s SNEAKY PETE, now streaming its entire first ten-episode season and renewed for a second, Giovanni Ribisi plays a con artist named Marius Josipovic. When Marius is in prison, his cellmate Pete (Ethan Embry) talks lovingly of the grandparents he hasn’t seen in twenty years. Upon release, Marius impersonates Pete and winds up in the family bail bonds business. He is frequently teamed with Pete’s cousin Julia, played by Marin Ireland. Julia doesn’t realize that Marius isn’t really Cousin Pete; she also doesn’t know much about the bail bonds game herself. SNEAKY PETE was created by Bryan Cranston, who […]Read On »

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Exclusive Photos from the DESPICABLE ME 3 World Premiere

Kristen Wiig and Steve Carell at the premiere of DESPICABLE ME 3

Illumination and Universal Pictures held the World Premiere of DESPICABLE ME 3 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on June 24th. The film introduces Dru, the long-lost charming, cheerful, and more successful twin brother of Gru (both voiced by Steve Carell). Dru wants to team up with Gru for one last criminal heist and the is where the fun starts. The stars of the film walked the carpet on this hot sunny day, which included: Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Miranda Cosgrove, Dana Gaier, Jenny Slate, and Pharrell Williams (Original songs and themes by). Joining them were guest, which included: […]Read On »

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ZOO: Executive producer Josh Appelbaum on Season 3 – Exclusive Interview

Billy Burke as Mitch Morgan in ZOO - Season 3 - "No Place Like Home" | ©2017 CBS/Shane Harvey

In CBS’ ZOO, returning for its third season Thursday, June 29, humanity just can’t catch a break. Season 3 picks up ten years after the events at the conclusion of Season 2, with regular human rendered sterile by the cure for the manufactured virus that had driven animals crazy. James Wolk, Kristen Connolly, Billy Burke and Nonso Anozie returns as the leads. Executive producer Josh Appelbaum, who, with Andre Nemec, Jeff Pinkner and Scott Rosenberg, developed the series from James Patterson’s novel, took time at a CBS party for the Television Critics Association (TCA) press tour to talk about what’s […]Read On »

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