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Gwendoline Christie Interview: TOP OF THE LAKE: CHINA GIRL, STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI, GAME OF THRONES and More

Gwendoline Christie as Miranda Hilmarson - TOP OF THE LAKE: CHINA GIRL - Season 2 | ©2017 See-Saw Films/SundanceTV

Gwendoline Christie is an actress who causes the hearts of genre fans to soar. In GAME OF THRONES, she is the principled, imposing warrior Brienne of Tarth. Christie’s Captain Phasma character, introduced in STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS, is the first female Imperial officer in the STAR WARS films; we may learn more about her in the upcoming STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI. Now Christie, who hails from Sussex, England, costars in a very different type of role in TOP OF THE LAKE: CHINA GIRL, which airs on SundanceTV Sunday through Tuesday, September 10 through 12. Created by Jane Campion […]Read On »

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REBEL IN THE RYE: Danny Strong on his directorial debut – Exclusive Interview

Director Danny Strong and actor Nicholas Hoult in REBEL IN THE RYE | ©2017 IFC

Danny Strong is no stranger to fact-based material. He won Emmys for writing and being one of the producers of GAME CHANGE, the HBO film about the John McCain/Sarah Palin White House run. Before that, Strong, who hails from Manhattan Beach, California, was nominated for an Emmy for writing the HBO movie RECOUNT, about the 2000 U.S. presidential election. Strong and Lee Daniels together created the Fox hit EMPIRE, which returns for its fourth season later this month; Strong directed three episodes of the series. On the feature side, Strong wrote the screenplays for THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PART I […]Read On »

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MANHUNT: UNABOMBER: Actor Paul Bettany – exclusive interview

MANHUNT UNABOMBER | © 2017 Discovery Channel

Discovery Channel’s scripted series MANHUNT: UNABOMBER tells the fact-based story of the FBI’s years-long hunt for Ted Kaczynski, who sent bombs through the mail to individuals, followed by screeds to news media. The story is seen largely through the eyes of Behavioral Analysis Unit Special Agent Jim Fitzgerald (played in the show by Sam Worthington). MANHUNT is set to be an anthology series, a la AMERICAN CRIME STORY, with a new subject each season. Paul Bettany portrays the wily Kaczynski in MANHUNT: UNABOMBER. The English actor is known for a range of roles that include Jarvis/the Vision in THE AVENGERS […]Read On »

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Dorking Out – Episode 58: The Our Favorite Movies of the 21st Century Edition

Dorking Out Podcast | © 2017 Dorking Out Show

Hey there, dorks. Chris is going on vacation, so we recorded our podcast a little early. In this episode, inspired by a recent article in The New York Times, we share our top 10 favorite movies of the 2000s so far. Comedies, dramas, sci-fi – we have a wide variety of movies on our lists. In our second segment, we review the new Netflix series, FRIENDS FROM COLLEGE. And finally, we end our show with some quick reviews of GIRLS TRIP and VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS. We hope you enjoy our dorky podcast. You can listen to us […]Read On »

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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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