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THE GIFTED: Natalie Alyn Lind chats Season 2 of Marvel X-Men series – Exclusive Interview

Natalie Alyn Lind as Lauren Strucker in THE GIFTED - Season 2| ©2018 Fox/Justin Stephens

In Season 2 of THE GIFTED, Tuesday nights on Fox Networks, things are getting worse in mutant-human relations. In the series developed by Matt Nix, based on the Marvel X-MEN comics, mutants have been made to register with the U.S. government. At the start of Season 1, only mutants who used their powers (even those who did so inadvertently) were arrested, but now anti-mutant prejudice is much worse. Natalie Alyn Lind plays Lauren Strucker, a teen who has the ability to create flexible but impenetrable barriers out of thin air. Her younger brother Andy (Percy Hynes White) can make almost […]Read On »

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TV Review: SUPERNATURAL – Season 13 – “The Scorpion and the Frog”

David Cubitt as Barthamus in SUPERNATURAL - Season 13 - "The Scorpion and the Frog" | ©2017 The CW/Jack Rowand

Stars: Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, David Cubitt, Christie Burke, Matthew Kevin Anderson, Richard Brake Writer: Meredith Glynn, series created by Eric Kripke Director: Robert Singer Network: The CW, Thursdays @ 8 PM Original Airdate: November 23, 2017  “I’ve seen this movie a thousand times,” announces Dean Winchester (Jensen Ackles) in the SUPERNATURAL Season 13 episode “The Scorpion and the Frog.” So have we – evil mastermind enlists a couple of pros to execute a heist for him, then betrays them once he’s got what he wants. Even so, when Crossroads Demon Barthamus (David Cubitt) – who took over that job […]Read On »

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ELI ROTH’S HISTORY OF HORROR: TWILIGHT director Catherine Hardwicke – Exclusive Interview

ELI ROTHS HISTORY OF HORROR key art | ©2018 AMC

AMC VISIONARIES: ELI ROTH’S HISTORY OF HORROR is  part of AMC’s VISIONARIES series, following VISIONARIES: ROBERT KIRKMAN’S HISTORY OF COMICS and last year’s AMC’S VISIONARIES: JAMES CAMERON’S HISTORY OF SCIENCE FICTION. In the seven-part, Sunday-night ELI ROTH’S HISTORY OF HORROR, director/writer/producer/actor Roth, who created both the CABIN FEVER and HOSTEL film series, and just directed the family-friendlier THE HOUSE WITH A CLOCK IN ITS WALLS, examines a wide spectrum of horror projects. Roth also interviews a number of horror actors and filmmakers, including Stephen King, Jason Blum, Jordan Peele, Quentin Tarantino, John Landis, Jamie Lee Curtis, and many others. Catherine Hardwicke is […]Read On »

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Movie Review: FIRST MAN

FIRST MAN movie poster | ©2018 Universal Pictures

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy, Jason Clarke, Corey Stoll Writer: Josh Singer, based on the book by James R. Hansen Director: Damien Chazelle Distributor: Universal Pictures Release Date: October 12, 2018 FIRST MAN refers not to early homo sapiens as an individual or group, but rather to astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon. It is hoped that this isn’t a big spoiler, but the title gives it away, and it happened (to enormous, long-lasting publicity) forty years ago. Neil Armstrong is an impressive man, and what he and the NASA Apollo mission achieved […]Read On »

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Movie Review: BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE

BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE movie poster | ©2018 20th Century Fox

Rating: R Stars: Jeff Bridges, Cynthia Erivo, Dakota Johnson, Jon Hamm, Chris Hemsworth, Cailee Spaeny, Lewis Pullman, Nick Offerman Writer: Drew Goddard Director: Drew Goddard Distributor: Twentieth Century Fox Release Date: October 12, 2018 After a brief prologue, BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE starts out like the set-up to a joke, with an out-of-the-way motel standing in for a bar. A priest (Jeff Bridges), a singer (Cynthia Erivo), a vacuum cleaner salesman (Jon Hamm), and a really cranky young woman (Dakota Johnson) all walk into the El Royale. This is not a comedy, though the crime drama has its […]Read On »

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MR. MERCEDES: Breeda Wool gives the scoop on Season 2 – Exclusive Interview

Breeda Woll in MR. MERCEDES - Season 1 | in MR. MERCEDES - Season 1 | ©2017 AT&T Audience Network

In Season 2 of AT&T Audience Network’s MR. MERCEDES, based on a trilogy of novels by Stephen King, things are heating up. Mass murderer Brady Hartsfield (Harry Treadaway) has been in a coma since being knocked out by aspiring private eye Holly Gibney (Justine Lupe) in the Season 1 finale. Holly’s timely action prevented Brady from detonating a bomb. But by now, it’s become clear to a lot of people, especially Holly’s professional partner, retired police detective Bill Hodges (Brendan Gleeson), that Brady is somehow able to murderously control other people from his hospital bed. Breeda Wool plays Lou Linklatter, […]Read On »

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MAYANS M.C.: Co-creator Elgin James talks about the SONS OF ANARCHY spin-off – Exclusive Interview

MAYANS MC - Season 1 Key Art | ©2018 FX

MAYANS M.C. is a follow-up to the hit series SONS OF ANARCHY. Set a few years after the SONS series finale, MAYANS M.C., now in its first season on Tuesdays and renewed for a second, follows the Reyes brothers, E.Z. (JD Pardo) and Angel (Clayton Cardenas), as they try to survive gang life in Los Angeles. Kurt Sutter, who created SONS OF ANARCHY, felt that “as a white guy from New Jersey,” he needed a Latin-American partner to co-create MAYANS M.C. Sutter’s choice was Elgin James. James is actually of Dominican, Native American, black, and white ancestry, but he does […]Read On »

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TV Review: DANCING WITH THE STARS – Season 27 – Week 3 – Memorable Year Night – Nancy McKeon out

Juan Pablo Di Pace and Cheryl Burke on DANCING WITH THE STARS - Season 27 | ©2018 ABC/Craig Sjodin

Stars: Evanna Lynch, Bobby Bones, DeMarcus Ware, Milo Manheim, Joe “Grocery Store Joe” Amabile, John Schneider, Nancy McKeon, Mary Lou Retton, Tinashe, Juan Pablo Di Pace, Alexis Ren. Network: ABC, airs Monday, Tuesday Original Telecast: October 8th, 2018 My favorite week of DANCING WITH THE STARS is always “My Most Memorable Year” night. No question the tears will flow but also the emotions will be emitting joy, seeing these people overcome their struggles and accomplish greatness, even if it’s just on the dance floor, in life. And at the top of that list of greatness this season is Juan Pablo […]Read On »

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KIDDING: Creator Dave Holstein on Season 1 of the Jim Carrey TV series – Exclusive Interview

KIDDING - Season 1 Key Art | ©2018 Showtime

In Showtime’s new Sunday-night series KIDDING, Jim Carrey returns to episodic television. Carrey plays Jeff, a beloved children’s TV host who interacts on his show with a multitude of puppets. Jeff has gone through a tragic loss, and wants to be honest about it with his audience – to the horror of his producers, who just want the profits to flow as they always have. KIDDING creator Dave Holstein is on a Q&A panel for the show with a group that includes his fellow executive producers Carrey and Michel Gondry. Gondry previously directed Carrey in the feature ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF […]Read On »

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Movie Review: VENOM

VENOM movie poster | ©2018 Sony/Marvel

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed, Jenny Slate, Reid Scott, Melora Walters Writers: Scott Rosenberg & Jeff Pinkner and Kelly Marcel and Will Beall, story by Jeff Pinkner & Scott Rosenberg, based on the Marvel Comics by Todd McFarlane and David Michelinie Director: Ruben Fleischer Distributor: Sony/Columbia Release Date: October 5, 2018 VENOM the movie is based on the VENOM Marvel Comics created by Todd McFarlane and David Michelinie. Full disclosure: this reviewer knows practically nothing about the character Venom, save what is in Wikipedia was in the 2007 SPIDER-MAN 3 movie, where he was played by […]Read On »

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