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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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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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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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Movie Review: FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM

FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM movie poster | ©2016 Warner Bros.

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Samantha Morton, Jon Voight, Carmen Ejogo, Colin Farrell Writer: J.K. Rowling Director: David Yates Distributor: Warner Bros. Release Date: November 18, 2016 FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM by Newt Scamander is, as everyone in the wizarding world knows, a key textbook at Hogwarts. Should you, dear reader, not be up on the minutiae of the wizarding world, FANTASTIC BEASTS was first introduced in author J.K. Rowling’s HARRY POTTER series as a book read at school by Harry and his classmates. Rowling then went on to […]Read On »

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DORKING OUT – Episode 21: The Arrival of the Winter Movie Preview Edition

Dorking Out Show | © 2016 Chris Smith/Sonia Mansfield

Hey there, dorks. In this week’s episode, we share our top movie picks for the rest of the year in our Winter Movie Preview, including LA LA LAND, LIVE BY NIGHT, a charming little indie called ROGUE ONE and many more. Then, we review the alien invasion movie ARRIVAL, which just opened in theaters on Friday. And then, you asked, and we answered. We’re answering listeners’ questions. All of that, plus we talk about the election results. Inspired by comedian Dana Gould’s Facebook post about the election results, we talk about the problems we have talking about politics. We hope you […]Read On »

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Dorking Out – Episode 20: The Doctor Strange Is In Edition

Dorking Out Show | © 2016 Chris Smith/Sonia Mansfield

Hey there, dorks. In this week’s episode, we review DOCTOR STRANGE and talk about the state of the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Kirk Hamilton, editor-at-large at Kotaku – a website that Sonia is unable to pronounce correctly. It’s a fun drinking game. Drink every time Sonia mispronounces it. Then Chris reviews HACKSAW RIDGE. Yes, only Chris reviews the new Mel Gibson-directed war movie, because Sonia didn’t see it, which an interesting discussion about separating an artist’s troublesome actions from their work. All of that, plus our favorite headlines of the week. We hope you enjoy our dorky podcast. You can listen to it […]Read On »

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BERLIN STATION: Rhys Ifans on new CIA espionage series- Exclusive Interview

Rhys Ifans in BERLIN STATION | ©2016 Epix

Rhys Ifans plays C.I.A. operative Hector DeJean in Epix’s new Sunday night espionage thriller BERLIN STATION. In the series created by Olen Steinhauer, Ifans’ Hector is struggling with a male asset who endangered by the station’s refusal to help, and who is also in love with Hector. Hector also has quite a few secrets of his own. Ifans is currently on the big screen playing an even less scrupulous American intelligence officer in SNOWDEN, directed by Oliver Stone. The Welsh actor starred opposite his real-life twin Llyr in the crime black comedy TWIN TOWN. Other film credits include NOTTING HILL, […]Read On »

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MOONLIGHT: Composer Nicholas Britell gets classically serious in the down low hood – Interview

In a tough urban environment, being loud and proud is something reserved for the macho occupations of drug dealing and gangsterism, certainly not in the far more vulnerable act of proclaiming oneself as gay. It’s a contrast that marks both filmmaker Barry Jenkins’ artistically subtle approach to MOONLIGHT, and his composer Nicholas Britell’s classically ethereal score. As divided into three “chapters,” Jenkins paints the quiet coming of age of Chiron, the seemingly meek son of a crack addicted mother who falls under the foster fatherhood of the sympathetic dealer Juan (Mahershala Ali, currently impressing as the far more villainous crime kingpin […]Read On »

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Dorking Out – Episode 19: The We’re Scared About Star Trek Discovery Edition

In this week’s episode, we talk about the latest news involving STAR TREK: DISCOVERY. Bryan Fuller is stepping back from some of his duties as executive producer, so talk about what it’s like when the thing you love looks like it’s in trouble. David Tracy, co-host of the upcoming Dorking Out spinoff podcast, Dorking Out About Star Trek, and co-host of the podcast Old Movies, New Beer (and Sonia’s better half) join us. Then our segment “You’re Dead To Me” returns where we talk about the stories in pop culture that we hate. Chris hates on TRANSFORMERS, and Sonia explains why she […]Read On »

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