Interviews

POP SHOW PODCAST – Episode 30: Summer Olympics

POP SHOW PODCAST | © 2016 AssignmentX

Hi there and welcome back to the POP SHOW PODCAST. This week we discuss a number of interesting topics beginning with the Summer Olympics and the crazy Ryan Lochte saga,which has outrage culture outraged. We then talk about the SUICIDE SQUAD and how it continues to pull in big bucks despite horrible reviews and what this means for future DC Universe movies. We then chat about the changing slate of the Marvel Cinematic Universe including AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR and AVENGERS 4 and other films coming out. We also chat about FANTASTIC FOUR because we can’t go one podcast without discussing our […]Read On »

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STRANGER THINGS: Millie Bobby Brown gets weird in Netflix series – exclusive interview

Millie Bobby Brown as Eleven in STRANGER THINGS | © 2016 Netflix

In Netflix’s new hit series STRANGER THINGS, now streaming its first season and renewed for a second, Millie Bobby Brown plays the mysterious Eleven. The show, created by the Duffer Brothers, harks back to Eighties movies like E.T. and POLTERGEIST and even FIRESTARTER. Brown’s Eleven is a young girl who, as we see at the beginning, escapes from a sinister scientific facility. She is taken in by a trio of small-town young boys – played by Finn Wolfhard, Gaten Matarazzo and Caleb McLaughlin – who are searching for their missing friend Will (Noah Schnapp). It seems that Will’s disappearance, and […]Read On »

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ROADIES: Winnie Holzman chats about Season 1 – exclusive interview

Carla Gugino as Shelli and Luke Wilson as Bill in ROADIES | © 2016 Katie Yu/SHOWTIME

Winnie Holzman won television immortality for creating the short-lived but highly influential series MY SO-CALLED LIFE. Since then, she has worked on ONCE AND AGAIN and HUGE, and is reportedly writing the book for the big-screen version of the Broadway hit WICKED. Holzman is also an executive producer and writer on Showtime Network’s Sunday-night comedy/drama ROADIES. Created by Cameron Crowe, also an executive producer along with J.J. Abrams, ROADIES stars Luke Wilson and Carla Gugino as two crew managers that try to keep things running smoothly for a (fictional) headlining rock band. AX: How did you become involved with ROADIES? […]Read On »

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DORKING OUT – Episode 8: The can SAUSAGE PARTY and the FPJ Scale save comedy edition

Dorking Out Show | © 2016 Chris Smith/Sonia Mansfield

Hey there, dork. In this week’s episode we unveil our newly created metric for measuring an actor’s charisma: The FPJ scale. The FPJ scale is based on Freddie Prinze, Jr. Why Freddie Prinze, Jr? You’ll have to listen to find out, but we do have a handy graphic that explains it very well. We also review the R-rated animated comedy SAUSAGE PARTY, and discuss the current state of outrageous comedy in our current outrage culture. Plus, we share a few recommendations for you, including THE GET DOWN on Netflix and the book INTO THIN AIR. All of that, plus our favorite […]Read On »

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RUSH HOUR: Steve Franks talks the new CBS series – exclusive interview

Jon Foo as Detective Jonathan Lee in RUSH HOUR | © 2016 CBS

Steve Franks created the fake mystic/real detective comedy procedural PSYCH, which ran for eight seasons on USA. Now Franks is an executive producer and writer on RUSH HOUR, airing Saturday nights on CBS. RUSH HOUR is adapted from the film franchise, starring Jackie Chan as a straitlaced Chinese police detective paired up with a freewheeling LAPD cop played by Chris Tucker. In the TV version, developed by Bill Lawrence and Blake McCormick, Jon Foo plays Detective Jonathan Lee, and Justin Hires is the LAPD’s James Carter. Franks talks both PSYCH and RUSH HOUR here. AX: How did you feel about […]Read On »

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POP SHOW PODCAST – Episode 29: Summer Movies Review

POP SHOW PODCAST | © 2016 AssignmentX

Hi there and welcome back to the POP SHOW PODCAST. After a couple weeks off we are back to discuss the summer movie explosion this year and break down what movies we enjoyed this summer, which were bad and all those in-between. We take a look at GHOSTBUSTERS, SUICIDE SQUAD, CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR, STAR TREK BEYOND, X-MEN: APOCALYPSE and many more. We also have a fun discussion about all the upcoming remakes and reboots that are coming out in the near future and which ones we are looking forward to and those that we might be dreading. We also […]Read On »

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CHESAPEAKE SHORES: Treat Williams on new Hallmark series – Exclusive Interview

Treat Williams in CHESAPEAKE SHORES | ©2016 Hallmark

In Hallmark Channel’s new Sunday-night drama series CHESAPEAKE SHORES, Meghan Ory stars as Abby O’Brien Winters. Abby returns to her titular hometown, where her large family is headed up by her father Mick O’Brien, played by Treat Williams. It’s been a busy year for Williams, known to TV fans for his four years on EVERWOOD and his portrayal of the title character in EDDIE DODD. Movie viewers know him as George Berger in the film version of HAIR and for his work in PRINCE OF THE CITY, among many credits. At a party thrown by Hallmark Channel for the Television […]Read On »

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Steven Price scores with the SUICIDE SQUAD – Interview

SUICIDE SQUAD soundtrack | ©2016 Water Tower Records

From THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN to THE DIRTY DOZEN, Hollywood scores have rejoiced in teams of bad-asses determined to go out in a blaze of glory. But seldom has a composer done a Holy Hell blow out like Steven Price with SUICIDE SQUAD. Packing together a rogues gallery of wannabe Batman killers into a force of extraordinarily evil magnitude, the Oscar winner of GRAVITY creates an ironically unintended superhero score to kill them all. Taken from Arkham Asylum for their mad skills with weapons, sorcery, mutant powers and sensual psychotic chops, Price brings the hybrid rage of today’s action scoring to the next level, blending […]Read On »

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DORKING OUT – Special Bulletin: STAR WARS ROGUE ONE trailer and STAR TREK DISCOVERY Edition

Dorking Out Show | © 2016 Chris Smith/Sonia Mansfield

Hey there, dorks. We have a special edition of our podcast, because we couldn’t wait one more second to talk about the new trailer for ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY and all the recently announced details about the upcoming new series, STAR TREK DISCOVERY. Peter Brown, associate editor of Assignment X, and David Tracy, co-host of the podcast Old Movies, New Beer (and Sonia’s better half) join us to talk about the biggest news is the sci-fi universe. You can listen to it here, or you can find us on iTunes, Stitcher, and YouTube. Related: DORKING OUT – Episode 7: The ‘Are Movies […]Read On »

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Dorking Out – Episode 7: The ‘Are Movies Committing Suicide Squad’ Edition

Dorking Out Show | © 2016 Chris Smith/Sonia Mansfield

Hey there, dorks. In this week’s episode we discuss the latest chapter in the DC universe, SUICIDE SQUAD. We talk about the movie and what this means for the tidal wave of comic book movies still breaking over Hollywood. Are movies dying? Do they make movies for adults anymore? We talk about a blog post written by our own Chris Smith, and ponder the idea a certain kind of adult storytelling has nearly died out in movies … and how that’s actually not bad. Hint: TV is doing it much better. Everything we know about Rio we learned from the […]Read On »

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