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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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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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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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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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CONFIRMATION: Wendell Pierce talks the HBO film – exclusive interview

CONFIRMATION | © 2016 HBO Home Video

Wendell Pierce stars as Clarence Thomas in HBO’s telefilm CONFIRMATION, which is Emmy-nominated for Outstanding Television Movie and Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie for Kerry Washington’s performance as Anita Hill. In the fact-based CONFIRMATION, scripted by Susannah Grant and directed by Rick Famuyiwa, we see what happened during Thomas’ 1991 Supreme Court confirmation hearings, when Hill came forward to say that the judge had sexually harassed her when she had previously worked as his assistant. Most people know the outcome of those events, but the controversy remains, years later. Pierce, who costarred in the film […]Read On »

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DORKING OUT – Episode 6: The Old Harry Potter vs. Emo Jason Bourne Edition

Dorking Out Show | © 2016 Chris Smith/Sonia Mansfield

Hey there, dorks. In this week’s episode we return to the Harry Potter universe with the newly released HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD. This isn’t a new book, technically, it’s a rehearsal script in book form. We have a spoiler free discussion, followed by a few spoilers, but we’ll warn you first. Friends warn friends about spoilers. Tony Hicks, movie and pop culture critic for the Bay Area News Group, makes his Dorking Out debut and reviews JASON BOURNE. Is it as good as its predecessors? You’ll have to listen to find out. We also review of BAD MOMS, […]Read On »

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DORKING OUT – Special Bulletin: The SHARKNADO Edition

Dorking Out Show | © 2016 Chris Smith/Sonia Mansfield

Hey there, dorks. In this Special Bulletin, we chat with our friend, Anthony C. Ferrante, who has directed a little movie franchise you’ve probably heard of SHARKNADO. His latest movie, SHARKNADO: THE FOURTH AWAKENS, airs July 31 on Syfy. Anthony was kind enough to take time out of his busy schedule and let two old friends pester him with questions. Related: DORKING OUT – Special Bulletin: The Comic-Con Trailers Edition Related: DORKING OUT – Episode 5: The Star Trekking Across The Universe Edition Related: DORKING OUT – Episode 4: The Bustin’ Makes Us Feel Good Edition Related: DORKING OUT SHOW – Episode 3: The Captain Kirk vs. Jesus Christ […]Read On »

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DORKING OUT – Special Bulletin: The Comic-Con Trailers Edition

Dorking Out Show | © 2016 Chris Smith/Sonia Mansfield

Hey there, dorks. What do you call it when there’s a bunch of trailers together? A herd? A gaggle? A murder? Anyway, a bunch of new trailers that were unveiled at Comic-Con last week. We could wait until next week’s episode to talk about them, so we have a very special episode of Dorking Out for you. We’re calling it Dorking Out: Special Bulletin. AssignmentX’s own associate editor Peter Brown joins us, and we talk about a lot of great trailers from JUSTICE LEAGUE and WONDER WOMAN to FX’s series LEGION and KING ARTHUR, which for some reason leads to a […]Read On »

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