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Dorking Out – Episode 28: The 2017 Has To Be Better Than 2016 Edition

Dorking Out Show | © 2016 Chris Smith/Sonia Mansfield

Hey there, dorks. In this week’s episode, we close the book on 2016 and chat about a few movies and TV shows that we saw before the ball dropped. We also share a few New Year’s resolutions because we’re more likely to stick with them if we go public. Then we look ahead to 2017 and pick the TV shows, movies and books are we most looking forward to this year, including TWIN PEAKS, WONDER WOMAN, STAR TREK: DISCOVERY and pretty much every movie that Marvel is releasing. All of that, plus our favorite headlines of the week. We hope […]Read On »

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POP SHOW Podcast – Episode 34: Review of 2016 and What to Look for in 2017

POP SHOW PODCAST | © 2016 AssignmentX

Hello and welcome back to the POP SHOW starring Anthony C. Ferrante. This week we have a look back on the year that was 2016. And oh what a year. With so many celebrity deaths and crazy shenanigans, it is hard to pinpoint everything but we try. We also take a look at what we are expecting in 2017 and what projects some of the podcasters are working on as well as what movies and television we want to see in the New Year including the new STAR WARS movie, THE EXPANSE Season Two, GAME OF THRONES Season Seven, the […]Read On »

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THE BEST SCORES OF 2016 – Part Two – The Runners Up and Composers to Watch

SWISS ARMY MAN soundtrack | ©2016 Lakeshore Records

The Runners-Up and Composers to Watch of 2016 The Runners-Up CAPTAIN FANTASTIC  (Alex Somers / Lakeshore) More proof that those in touch with Iceland’s musical spirit animal are blessed with an ability to capture profound emotion through unusual means, American-born Alex Somers’ work with the band Sigur Ros (and its essential continuation with its bandmate as Jonsi and Alex) now yields a score of singular spirituality as Somers tracks a family of ultra liberals who’ve have truly gone off society’s reservation. His soundtrack’s beautifully ethereal melodies are a unique mix of alt. rock sampling, angelic choruses, Native American winds, accordion […]Read On »

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THE BEST SCORES OF 2016 – Part One

ARRIVAL soundtrack | ©2016 Deutsche Grammophon

THE BEST SCORES OF 2016 ARRIVAL  (Johann Johannsson / Deutsche Grammophon) An Icelander whose intensely psychological, yet still melodically accessible modernist scores like PRISONERS and SICARIO speak in alien languages of subsonic strings and nerve-chilling brass at last gets his actual close encounter as he translates the Rorschach Test language of obelisk / monolith dwelling inter-dimensional deities here. Johannsson brilliantly captures both a sense of wonder and fear with beholding the mind-boggling, verbally-scrambled unknown as whale cry motifs join with alternately moaning and chattering voices, backed by a strong orchestral sound that serves as a powerful universal musical translator in a way that’s […]Read On »

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LUKE CAGE: Mahershala Ali talks Season 1 and playing Cottonmouth – Exclusive Interview

Mahershala Ali is Cottonmouth in LUKE CAGE - Season 1| ©2016 Netflix

Mahershala Ali is having quite a year. The actor from Oakland, California – first name pronounced Mah-HER-shah-lah – has a Golden Globe nomination and Oscar buzz for his performance as a compassionate drug dealer in the film MOONLIGHT. Ali also plays the love interest of Taraji P. Henson’s NASA math genius Katherine Johnson in HIDDEN FIGURES. Earlier this year, Ali appeared in KICKS and THE FREE STATE OF JONES, and he plays Remy Danton in Netflix’s HOUSE OF CARDS. However, Ali is at Netflix’s portion of the Television Critics Association press tour to talk about his role as Cornell “Cottonmouth” […]Read On »

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Dorking Out – Episode 27: The Top 10 Stories Of 2016 Edition

Dorking Out Show | © 2016 Chris Smith/Sonia Mansfield

Hey there, dorks. In this week’s episode, we’re going to talk about one topic – about 20 different ways. We’re sharing our picks for our favorite stories in entertainment and pop culture in 2016. Instead of doing a bunch of Top 10 movies, Top 10 TV shows, Top 10 Podcasts episodes, we decided to put them all together in one podcast because we’re super efficient like that, and it’s not at all because we are lazy. We hope you enjoy our dorky podcast. You can listen to us here, or you can find us on iTunes, Stitcher and YouTube. Related: DORKING OUT – […]Read On »

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POP SHOW Podcast – Episode 33: ROGUE ONE review

POP SHOW PODCAST | © 2016 AssignmentX

Welcome back to the POP SHOW podcast starring Anthony C. Ferrante. We have been away for a bit but we are back for a look at the latest STAR WARS film, ROGUE ONE. This time Anthony is joined by Sonia Mansfield, Chris Smith and Ryan Mitchelle in a deep discussion about what they liked and didn’t like about the one-shot film that bridges the prequel movies and the original STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE film. So sit back and relax and have a listen. Related: POP SHOW PODCAST – Episode 32: Donald Trump and Halloween Mazes  Related: POP SHOW PODCAST – Episode 31: New […]Read On »

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Dorking Out – Episode 26: The Star Wars Rogue One Review and Simple Descriptive Title Edition

Dorking Out Show | © 2016 Chris Smith/Sonia Mansfield

Hey there, dorks. In this week’s episode, we review a little indie movie you’ve probably never heard of called ROGUE ONE. Scott Daigle, a former Lucasfilm employee, joins us review one of the most anticipated movies of the year and discuss the wider world of STAR WARS. Then we chat about the recent Screen Actors Guild and Golden Globe nominations, and how that will influence their Oscar picks. Sonia and Chris take their Oscar picks very seriously. You won’t want to miss it. We hope you enjoy our dorky podcast. You can listen to us here, or you can find us […]Read On »

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Movie Review: ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY

ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY poster | ©2016 Lucasfilm / Walt Disney Studios

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Alan Tudyk, Donnie Yen, Wen Jiang, Ben Mendelsohn, Forest Whitaker, Riz Ahmed, Mads Mikkelsen Writers: Chris Weitz and Tony Gilroy, story by John Knoll and Gary Whitta, based on characters created by George Lucas Director: Gareth Edwards Distributor: Walt Disney Pictures Release Date: December 16, 2016 ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY is the first live-action feature film in the STAR WARS universe not directly tied to the Skywalker family. ROGUE ONE is certainly part of the STAR WARS timeline, and indeed some familiar characters pop up here (several for longer than others). […]Read On »

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Dorking Out – Episode 25: The Rogue One Office Christmas Party Edition

Dorking Out Show | © 2016 Chris Smith/Sonia Mansfield

Hey there, dorks. In this week’s episode, we prepare ourselves for the release of ROGUE ONE  and talk all things STAR WARS with Will Wilkins, host of Netheads on the SmodcastNetwork. Then we get into the holiday spirit and review OFFICE CHRISTMAS PARTY. Did we like the raunchy comedy or are we a couple of party poopers? Listen to find out. In our third segment, we know that Dorking Out is your favorite podcast, but what are our favorite podcasts? We share our top picks. And finally, David Tracy from Chaos Group (and Sonia’s better half) joins us for our […]Read On »

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