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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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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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Dorking Out Episode 53: The 40th Anniversary of Dorking Out Edition

Dorking Out Podcast | © 2017 Dorking Out Show

Hey there, dorks. In this week’s very special episode, we revisit 40 years of Dorking Out for our one-year anniversary. Wait, what? That’s right. We’ve been recording test shows for the past 40 years to make sure all the bugs were worked out, and this time last year we realized we finally nailed it. So, while we have been recording the show for 40 years, it wasn’t official until last year. So, to celebrate our first-year anniversary, we’re sharing with you our most memorable and most embarrassing moments from the past 40 years of shows, including a review of STAR […]Read On »

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GOOD WITCH: Actress Bailee Madison on Season 3 – Exclusive Interview

Bailee Madison in GOOD WITCH - Season 3 | © 2017 Hallmark Channel

GOOD WITCH is now in its third season on Hallmark Channel. The family comedy/drama stars Catherine Bell as the title character, Cassie Nightingale, and Bailee Madison as her daughter, now-adolescent Grace Russell. Bell and Madison both starred in several GOOD WITCH telefilms prior to it becoming a series. Madison, who has been acting since she was seven years old, is one of Hallmark’s favorite performers. She’s been in multiple films for the network. Madison has also done a wide variety of feature films, including the drama BROTHERS, the horror offering DON’T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK and the fantasy ANNABELLE […]Read On »

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Dorking Out Episode 51: The Mummy Dearest Edition

Dorking Out Show | © 2016 Chris Smith/Sonia Mansfield

Hey there, dorks. In this week’s episode, we review the first installment in Universal’s Dark Universe THE MUMMY, starring Tom Cruise. In our second segment, we’re talking about the whole messy subject of cinematic universes, the latest blockbuster trend that may or may not be fizzling out. Peter Brown from Assignment X joins us to talk about the Dark Universe, counting your movie franchise eggs before they’re hatched, Marvel’s new BLACK PANTHER trailer, and what the success of WONDER WOMAN means for the DC Universe. All of that, plus what we’re dorking out about this week, including the cancellation of SENSE8 […]Read On »

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PRISON BREAK: Robert Knepper talks iZOMBIE and Bill Paxton – exclusive interview

Robert Knepper at the FOX’s PRISON BREAK Advance Screening and Conversation

In Part 2 of ASSIGNMENT X’s exclusive interview with actor Robert Knepper, he talks about his new projects, working with the late Bill Paxton on last year’s miniseries TEXAS RISING and more about returning to his role as Theodore “T-Bag” Bagwell in Fox Network’s PRISON BREAK revival. ROBERT KNEPPER: I’ve got three or four other indie movies that are coming out soon – FRAT PACK, BADSVILLE … ASSIGNMENT X: You’ve talked about working on THE DATING GAME KILLER … KNEPPER: Oh, my God, what an intense project. Leslie Greif, who was my producer on TEXAS RISING, put this movie together […]Read On »

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BETTER CALL SAUL: Actor Giancarlo Esposito on revisiting his BREAKING BAD character – Exclusive Interview

Giancarlo Esposito as Gustavo "Gus" Fring in BETTER CALL SAUL - Season 3 |©2017 /AMC/Sony Pictures Television/Michele K. Short

Giancarlo Esposito’s drug kingpin/Los Pollos Hermanos proprietor Gus Fring was one of the standout characters of AMC’s BREAKING BAD, earning the actor an Emmy nomination. It’s taken until Season 3 of BREAKING BAD’s prequel series BETTER CALL SAUL –AMC on Monday nights, starring Bob Odenkirk as criminal lawyer Jimmy McGill prior to his transformation into Walter White’s attorney Saul Goodman – for Gus to show up. Now we’re seeing Esposito play Gus as a less-established, younger man than he was in BREAKING BAD, even though it’s been six years since the actor last played the character. Esposito was born in […]Read On »

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DORKING OUT – Episode 47: The TV Season Review & Extra Extra Our Favorite Movies About Journalism Edition

Dorking Out Show | © 2016 Chris Smith/Sonia Mansfield

In this week’s episode, the TV Networks are unveiling their new fall schedules, which means they’re also announcing which TV shows have been canceled. Did your show make the cut? We’re going to talk about that with Peter Brown from Assignment X. In our second segment, we talk about favorite movies about journalism. Why? Umm, no reason. It has nothing to do with current events. Nope. And finally, we will end our show with what we’re dorking out about this week, including Larry Wilmore’s new podcast and which SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE cast member should run for president. We hope you enjoy our […]Read On »

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DORKING OUT – Episode 46: The Guardians Of The Galaxy Save Franchise Films Edition

Dorking Out Show | © 2016 Chris Smith/Sonia Mansfield

Hey there, dorks. In this week’s podcast, we review the 15th movie (!) in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2, with friend of the show, and Sonia’s better half, David Tracy from Chaos Group and co-host of the podcast Old Movies, New Beer. In our second segment, we do some serious deep dorking out about franchise films. Seriously. This might be the dorkiest thing we’ve ever done on this podcast. Chris made a spreadsheet and everything. We talk about the state of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and answer the question, “Are franchise movies getting better? And finally […]Read On »

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