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THE WITCH: Mark Korven is in a musical thrall – Exclusive Interview

THE WITCH | ©2016 A24 Films

There are horror films and scores that do a good job of scaring you, and then there are others like THE EXORCIST, THE SHINING and A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET that truly hit a nerve by making one feel that they’ve taken part in something unholy – or at least that’s if you believe The Satanic Temple’s big thumbs up that THE WITCH is a “transformative Satanic experience.” Whether one feels encouraged to strip naked in the woods and call upon the powers of darkness remains to be seen after a viewing of THE WITCH But one thing that that […]Read On »

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POP SHOW PODCAST – Episode 14: New GHOSTBUSTERS Trailer

POP SHOW PODCAST | © 2016 AssignmentX

Welcome back to the POP SHOW PODCAST starring Anthony C. Ferrante. No Anthony again this week because as you might have heard he’s off directing the latest installment of SyFy’s SHARKNADO franchise. So he’s a bit too busy to deal with the likes of Sonia Mansfield (@TheSoniaShow), Chris Smith (@JettJergens), Ryan Mitchelle and myself (@PeterbrownAX) who all sat down to discuss the latest hot button issues in pop culture. This week we dive deep into the remakes, reboots and re-imaginings (is that even a word?) world of Hollywood beginning with the big reveal of the GHOSTBUSTERS trailer. The gang also […]Read On »

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BILLIONS: Exclusive interview with co-star Condola Rashad

Condola Rashad as Kate Sacher in Showtime's BILLIONS | © 2016 Showtime

In Showtime Network’s BILLIONS, Sundays at 10 PM, New York U.S. attorney Chuck Rhoades (Paul Giamatti) wants to bring down Wall Street billionaire Bobby Axelrod (Damian Lewis) by any means necessary or possible. One of Rhoades’ assets is assistant U.S. attorney Kate Sacher, played by Condola Rashad. Rashad, herself a native New Yorker, played Shelby in the 2012 telefilm adaptation of STEEL MAGNOLIAS. She was also Juliet in the 2014 film of ROMEO AND JULIET, played Egyptian royal Nefertari in the 2014 telefilm HIEROGLYPH and had a recurring role on the musical drama SMASH. Rashad is also a second-generation actress; […]Read On »

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POP SHOW PODCAST – Episode 13: Academy Awards review

POP SHOW PODCAST | © 2016 AssignmentX

Welcome to another edition of the POP SHOW PODCAST starring Anthony C. Ferrante, but with Anthony on set location, once again Ryan Mitchelle, Sonia Mansfield (@TheSoniaShow), Chris Smith (@JettJergens) and myself (@peterbrownAX) helm the show in a general discussion about the big show that happened on Sunday: the Academy Awards. We discuss Chris Rock’s performance, the general theme of the show, the winners, the losers and how those big nerds Chris and Sonia did in their Oscar pools. We also have a look at the Razzies and the finale of THE X-FILES. Come have a listen, won’t you? Listen and […]Read On »

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POP SHOW PODCAST – Episode 12: Impact of DEADPOOL on other Comic Book Movies

POP SHOW PODCAST | © 2016 AssignmentX

Welcome back to the POP SHOW PODCAST starring Anthony C. Ferrante. After a week off, Anthony comes back to talk about one of his latest projects involving virtual reality devices as well as the impact of DEADPOOL on other super hero movies moving forward, specifically SUPERMAN VS. BATMAN: DAWN OF VENGEANCE and CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR. We also discuss Ryan’s love of chicken nuggets, the 70s version of product placement in SUPERMAN, the changing service oriented McDonalds and the run of the THE X-FILES limited run on television. This week Anthony (@acferrante) is joined by Ryan Mitchelle and myself (@peterbrownAX) […]Read On »

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COOPER BARRETT’S GUIDE TO SURVIVING LIFE star Liza Lapira – exclusive interview

Liza Lapira as Leslie in COOPER BARRETT’S GUIDE TO SURVIVING LIFE | © 2016 Michael Becker/FOX

In Fox Network’s new half-hour comedy COOPER BARRETT’S GUIDE TO SURVIVING LIFE, Sunday’s at 8:30 PM, Cooper (Jack Cutmore-Scott) and his two roommates, plus their pet pig, try to navigate life after college. Cooper’s older brother Josh (Justin Bartha, of the HANGOVER movies) teeters between exasperation and envy of his sibling’s adventures. Then there’s Josh’s wife Leslie, played by Liza Lapira. Lapira’s career has spanned TV comedies (TRAFFIC LIGHT, DON’T TRUST THE B**** IN APARTMENT 23, SUPER-FUN NIGHT), playing law enforcement in one-hour drama (DEXTER, NCIS, BATTLE CREEK) and genre (DOLLHOUSE, the features CLOVERFIELD and REPO MEN). At the same […]Read On »

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POP SHOW PODCAST – Episode 11: DEADPOOL and THE WALKING DEAD

POP SHOW PODCAST | © 2016 AssignmentX

Welcome back to another edition of the POP SHOW PODCAST starring Anthony C. Ferrante … except without Anthony C. Ferrante this week as he is off working or something. A likely story. In an event, Sonia Mansfield, Ryan Mitchelle, Chris Smith and myself discuss all the big pop culture news of the week. This is a special Valentine’s Day edition filled with loving topics such as zombies from THE WALKING DEAD, the merc with a mouth DEADPOOL, the new STAR TREK series being developed with Bryan Fuller and the new HARRY POTTER book coming soon. So sit back and enjoy […]Read On »

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Movie Review: DEADPOOL

DEADPOOL | © 2016 20th Century Fox

Rating: R Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrein, T.J. Miller, Stefan Kapicic (voice), Brianna Hildebrand, Leslie Uggams, Karan Soni Writers: Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, based on characters created by Rob Liefeld & Fabian Nicieza Director: Tim Miller Distributor: 20th Century Fox Release Date: February 12, 2016 There aren’t many movies that can (or even try to) make us laugh, hard, at the opening credits. DEADPOOL does that, and thereafter reliably supplies humor, romance, hardcore violence, a wee bit of horror (depending on your definition), Marvel Comics mythology and assaults on the fourth wall that magically don’t compromise the […]Read On »

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THE MAGICIANS: Executive Producer John McNamara on Season 1 – Exclusive Interview

Stella Maeve in THE MAGICIANS - Season 1 | ©2016 Syfy/Lorenzo Agius

In Syfy’s new Monday night series THE MAGICIANS, based on the trilogy of novels by Lev Grossman, magic is real. Some, like Quentin Coldwater (Jason Ralph), study the magical arts at Brakebills University, while others, like Quentin’s lifelong friend Julia (Stella Maeve), learn more dangerously on the street. Magic may help explain how John McNamara, who adapted THE MAGICIANS for television with fellow executive producer Sera Gamble, is working out his schedule. McNamara is also executive-producing NBC’s Sixties-era crime drama AQUARIUS, starring David Duchovny, which will be airing its second season later this year, and discussing the Fifties/Sixties Hollywood blacklist […]Read On »

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POP SHOW PODCAST Episode 10: Self-driving cars and new Barbies

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Welcome back to another edition of the POP SHOW PODCAST starring Anthony C. Ferrante. This week: Sonia, Chris, Ryan, Anthony and myself all take turns discussing our new favorite Barbies that are coming out on the market. We also have an interesting chat about whether the world needs self-driving cars. But, of course, that’s not all. We discuss GREASE THE MUSICAL, Chris is forced to man-splain some things, Sonia pulls as many one-liners as she possibly can and just a whole batch of randomness you’ve come to expect from this show. Listen and Subscribe to the POP SHOW PODCAST on […]Read On »

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