Interviews

FREQUENCY: Creator Jeremy Carver and executive producer Dan Lin on new The CW series – Exclusive Interview

Riley Smith as Frank and Peyton List as Raimy in FREQUENCY - Season 1 |©2016 The CW/Frank Ockenfels 3/Kharen Hill

In The CW’s drama FREQUENCY, moved to Thursday this week from its usual Wednesday night slot, New York City police detective Raimy Sullivan (Peyton List) discovers that an old ham radio enables her to talk in the present to her father Frank Sullivan (Riley Smith) in 1996. Frank was murdered. Via the radio, Raimy is able to help Frank save his own life, but this causes changes in the timeline that greatly affect the present. FREQUENCY was originally a feature film, released in 2000, with Jim Caviezel as the son in the present (the gender was changed for the TV […]Read On »

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Dorking Out – Episode 24: The Gilmore Girls Visit Westworld Edition

Dorking Out Show | © 2016 Chris Smith/Sonia Mansfield

Hey there, dorks. In this week’s episode we review the return of GILMORE GIRLS on Netflix. Sonia was a big fan of the show, and Chris has never watched the show. It’s an interesting conversation to say the least. Peter Brown, associate editor of Assignment X, stops by to help us sort out our feelings about the season finale of WESTWORLD. And finally, we try to get into a festive mood and share our favorite holiday movies. All of that, plus our favorite headlines of the week. We hope you enjoy our dorky podcast. You can listen to us here, or you can […]Read On »

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TV Review: BONES – Season 11 – “The Head in the Abutment”

David Boreanaz in BONES - Season 11 - "The The Head in the Abutment"| ©2016 Fox/Patrick McElhenney

Stars: David Boreanaz, Emily Deschanel, Michaela Conlin, TJ Thyne, Tamara Taylor, John Boyd, Brian Klugman, Jeremy Roenick, Colby French, Lou Ferrigno Jr., Brooke Lyons, Vedette Lim, Joe Spellman Writer: Gene Hong, series created by Hart Hanson, based on the life and writings of Kathy Reichs Director: Ian Toynton Network: Fox Network, Thursdays @ 8 PM Airdate: June 16, 2016 There are a number of subplots in the BONES Season 11 episode “The Head in the Abutment.” However, the principal reason for the storyline seems to be justifying getting Agent Seeley Booth, played by David Boreanaz, out on the ice wielding […]Read On »

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Interview: Composer Lesley Barber visits MANCHESTER BY THE SEA

MANCHESTER BY THE SEA soundtrack| ©2016 Milan Records

Flowing with melodic grace from classical to electronic music, Canadian-born composer Lesley Barber is often an inward traveler when it comes to her character portraits. Amongst her numerous, and eclectically-styled scores, Barber has played the music of a woman trying to break out of WHEN NIGHT FALLS, found the inner courage within the Hebraic rhythms of a Hasidic wife discovering that she has A PRICE ABOVE RUBIES, or discovering the intoxicating darkness within a potential girls school while suspensefully reading THE MOTH DIARIES. Given Lesley Barber’s unique way of playing relationships, perhaps her most rewarding, if too long apart collaboration is with writer-director Kenneth […]Read On »

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INCORPORATED: The creators and executive producer talk new Syfy series – Interview

Dennis Haysbert as Julian in INCORPORATED - Season 1 |©2016 Syfy /Gavin Bond

In Syfy’s new Wednesday night drama INCORPORATED, the world is run by corporations. Green zones are pleasant and belong to the rich; red zones are overcrowded dystopias filled with the poor. Ben Larson, played by Sean Teale, must play a dangerous game to conceal his ties between the two. Julia Ormond and Dennis Haysbert also star. INCORPORATED comes from executive producers Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Todd’s Pearl Street Films. The series was created by Catalonian brothers Alex Pastor and David Pastor, who also wrote the films THE LAST DAYS, SELF/LESS and CARRIERS. Ted Humphrey, who also executive produced […]Read On »

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Breaking News: STAR TREK: DISCOVERY adds cast

Doug Jones at the 39th Saturns Awards | ©2013 Sue Schneider

After a lot of behind-the-scenes back-and-forth (changes in premiere date, changes in show runner), CBS All-Access’ STAR TREK: DISCOVERY has announced its first three regular cast members. Doug Jones, one of filmmaker Guillermo Del Toro’s favorite actors (he’s the Faun and the Pale Man in PAN’S LABYRINTH, Abe Sapien in the HELLBOY movies, an unknown character in Del Toro’s upcoming THE SHAPE OF WATER and more), plays Lt. Saru, a member of an alien species not seen before in the STAR TREK universe. Jones has played aliens before, including Cochise on the last several seasons of FALLING SKIES and Dominique […]Read On »

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LUCIFER: Joe Henderson and Ildy Modrovich on Season 2- Exclusive Interview

DB Woodside, Tom Ellis and Tricia Helfer in LUCIFER - Season 2 | ©2016 Fox/Brendan Meadows

In Fox Network’s LUCIFER, now in its second season Mondays at 9 PM, Tom Ellis plays the title character. Lucifer Morningstar is literally the Devil, but he’s on an extended vacation as owner of the swanky nightclub Lux in Los Angeles and doesn’t want to go back to running Hell. However, Lucifer has fallen for human police detective Chloe Decker (Lauren German) and, at the end of Season 1, made a deal with Dad, aka God, that he’d do what he was asked for if God would spare Chloe’s life. This gives Lucifer, and his brother the angel Amenadiel (D.B. […]Read On »

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DORKING OUT – Episode 23: The ALLIED with MOANA edition

Dorking Out Show | © 2016 Chris Smith/Sonia Mansfield

Hey there, dorks. In this week’s episode, we review Disney 56th animated movie MOANA with David Tracy, communications director of Chaos Group and the co-host of Old Movies, New Beer and Sonia’s better half, and Juan Uriarte, host of the Instant Ramen podcast. Then David and Juan stick around to discuss about the state of Disney animation. Do they still make ‘em like they used to? We talk about that. In our third segment, we review the new World War II spy drama ALLIED, starring Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard. All of that, plus our favorite headlines of the week, including the ratings […]Read On »

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STAN AGAINST EVIL: Dana Gould and Janet Varney gives the scoop on Season 1 – Exclusive Interview

Janet Varney in STAN AGAINST EVIL - Season 1 | ©2016 IFC/Kim Simms

IFC’s STAN AGAINST EVIL, now available in its entirety on IFC.com and IFC on Demand, comes from people who have impeccable genre credentials. Star Janet Varney, who plays Evie Barret,new sheriff in a town beset by monsters, is the voice of Korra in THE LEGEND OF KORRA and has guest-starred on WAREHOUSE 13, as well as being a regular on YOU’RE THE WORST. STAN AGAINST EVIL creator Dana Gould was a writer/producer on THE SIMPSONS. Furthermore, Varney is a big fan of the original TRON; Gould not only can quote verbatim from the original 1972 THE NIGHT STALKER telefilm, he […]Read On »

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TV Review: BONES – Season 11 – “The Movie in the Making”

Emily Deschanel in BONES - Season 11 - "The Movie in the Making" | ©2016 Fox/Patrick McElhenney

Stars: David Boreanaz, Emily Deschanel, Michaela Conlin, TJ Thyne, Tamara Taylor, John Boyd, Pej Vahdat Writer: Keith Foglesong, series created by Hart Hanson, based on the life and writings of Kathy Reichs Director: Randy Zisk Network: Fox Network, Thursdays @ 8 PM Airdate: June 2, 2016 In the BONES Season 11 episode “The Movie in the Making,” a documentary TV program follows the Jeffersonian crew, plus FBI agents Booth (David Boreanaz) and Aubry (John Boyd), as they investigate a case. The premise sounds like it could go bad quickly, but in practice, it’s pretty charming. The documentary camera gets to […]Read On »

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