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Movie Review: THOR: THE DARK WORLD

THOR: THE DARK WORLD poster | ©2013 Marvel Studios/Walt Disney Pictures

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins, Christopher Eccleston, Jaimie Alexander, Zachary Levi, Ray Stevenson, Tadanobu Asano, Idris Elba, Rene Russo, Adewale Akinnoye-Agbaje, Kat Dennings, Stellan Skarsgard, Chris O’Dowd Writers: Christopher L. Yost and Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely, story by Don Payne and Robert Rodat Director: Alan Taylor Distributor: Walt Disney Pictures/Marvel Studios Release Date: November 8, 2013 THOR: THE DARK WORLD begins with Anthony Hopkins as Odin, King of Asgard, providing a voiceover preface with enough exposition to make us worry that the story has stopped in its tracks before it has even begun. […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Actress Bailee Madison celebrates PETE’S CHRISTMAS

Bailee Madison in PETE'S CHRISTMAS | ©2013 Hallmark Channel

Bailee Madison has racked up an impressive list of acting credits at her current age of fourteen. She has starred in the feature films DON’T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK and JUST GO WITH IT and has a recurring role as Young Snow White on ONCE UPON A TIME (series regular Ginnifer Goodwin plays the character as an adult). Just this year, the Florida-born actress has appeared in the feature film WATERCOLOR POSTCARDS, did an outrageous guest turn on Fearnet’s horror comedy series HOLLISTON and has a series regular gig on ABC’s new half-hour comedy TROPHY WIFE. As if all […]Read On »

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TV Review: SLEEPY HOLLOW – Season 1 – “The Sin Eater”

Tom Mison in SLEEPY HOLLOW - Season 1 - "The Sin Eater" | ©2013 Fox/Brownie Harris

Stars: Tom Mison, Nicole Beharie, Orlando Jones, Katia Winter, John Noble, Lyndie Greenwood, James Frain, Tongayi Chinisa, Craig Parker Writers: Alex Kurtzman & Mark Goffman, story by Aaron Rahsaan Thomas, series created by Phillip Iscove & Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci & Len Wiseman Director: Ken Olin Network: Fox, Mondays @ 9 PM Original Airdate: November 4, 2013 It’s been a little less than a year, but how we’ve missed seeing John Noble, until lately Dr. Walter Bishop of FRINGE, on genre TV. (Yes, he appeared on an episode of THE GOOD WIFE in between.) In the SLEEPY HOLLOW episode […]Read On »

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TV Review: BONES – Season 9 – “The Nazi on the Honeymoon”

Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz in BONES - Season 9 - "The Nazi in the Honeymoon" | ©2013 Fox/Ray Mickshaw

Stars: David Boreanaz, Emily Deschanel, Michaela Conlin, Tamara Taylor, TJ Thyne, John Francis Daley, Joaquim de Almeida, Eugene Byrd, Angela Alvarado Rosa, Geoffrey Rivas, Michael Fairman Writer: Dave Thomas, series created by Hart Hanson, based on the life and writings of Kathy Reichs Director: Jeannot Szwarc Network: Fox, Mondays @ 8 PM Airdate: November 4, 2013 When WWII ended, Argentina opened its borders to fleeing Nazis. The BONES episode “The Nazi on the Honeymoon” uses this historical fact as the underpinnings of a plot that finds Brennan (Emily Deschanel) and Booth (David Boreanaz) on their honeymoon in Buenos Aires. Booth […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: The creators of ONCE UPON A TIME IN WONDERLAND talk Season 1

Emma Rigby as The Red Queen, Naveen Andrews as Jafar, Sophie Lowe as Alice, Peter Gadiot as Cyrus, John Lithgow as the voice of The White Rabbit and Michael Socha as The Knave of Hearts in ONCE UPON A TIME IN WONDERLAND - Season 1 | ©2013 ABC/Bob D'Amico

In ONCE UPON A TIME IN WONDERLAND, ABC Thursdays at 8 PM, ONCE UPON A TIME creators/executive producers Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz have (with fellow WONDERLAND creators Zack Estrin and Jane Espenson) woven together a story in the same universe as their mothership (now in its third season on ABC, Sundays at 8 PM). We’ve visited Wonderland before with Sebastian Stan’s Mad Hatter and Barbara Hershey’s Queen of Hearts. Those characters don’t show up in the new series, which combines traditional elements from Lewis Carroll’s classics ALICE IN WONDERLAND and ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING-GLASS with Disney’s ALADDIN. Here, Alice […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Mark Pellegrino evolves with THE TOMORROW PEOPLE

Mark Pellegrino in THE TOMORROW PEOPLE - Season 1 | ©2013 THE CW/Mathieu Young

Chances are excellent that any and every fan of genre television has seen Mark Pellegrino’s work. The Los Angeles-born actor has played Rita’s awful ex-husband Paul on DEXTER, the savior-like Jacob on LOST, vampire leader Bishop on the U.S. version of BEING HUMAN, post-apocalyptic survivor Jeremy Baker on REVOLUTION and Lucifer himself on SUPERNATURAL. Now Pellegrino is a series regular on the CW’s new series THE TOMORROW PEOPLE. The title characters are people, largely adolescents, who have abilities that mark them as the next step in human evolution. Pellegrino’s character Jedekiah Price claims that he is concerned these super-powered folks […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: THE GOLDBERGS star George Segal flashes back to the ’80s

George Segal in THE GOLDBERGS - Season 1 | ©2013 ABC/Bob D'Amico

ABC has just picked up its freshman half-hour comedy THE GOLDBERGS, Tuesday nights at 9 PM, for a full season. Set in the mid-1980s, the show is based on the real-life adventures of series creator Adam F. Goldberg, then an eleven-year-old budding filmmaker (played by Sean Giambrone) who drove his family crazy by following them around with a huge video camera (the real-life footage can be seen at the ends of each episode). Besides Giambrone, the series stars Jeff Garlin as Adam’s loud father Murray, Wendy McClendon-Covey as Adam’s big-haired, big-hearted mom Beverly and George Segal asBeverly’s “Pops,” Albert Solomon. […]Read On »

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DANCING WITH THE STARS Season 17 – Week 8 Recap: Daugherty and Murgatroyd exit

Brant Daugherty in DANCING WITH THE STARS - Season 17 | ©2013 ABC/Craig Sjodin

Stars: Leah Remini, Elizabeth Berkley, Corbin Bleu, Brant Daugherty, Bill Engvall, Amber Riley, Jack Osbourne, Network: ABC, airs Mondays Original Telecast: Nov. 4th, 2013 It’s Cher night on DANCING WITH THE STARS: Season 17 – Week Eight and who better to guest judge than Cher herself. In between the dancing and judging, Cher performed two songs for the audience before sadly Brant Daugherty & Peta Murgatroyd were eliminated from the competition. Amber Riley & Derek Hough, once again, reclaimed first place this week, which gave them immunity from the dance off portion of the show. The remaining six couples had […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: THE BLACKLIST co-creator John Fox checks his list

James Spader and Deborah S. Craig in THE BLACKLIST - Season 1 - "Frederick Barnes" | ©2013 NBC/Craig Blackenhorn

On NBC’s new series THE BLACKLIST, Mondays at 10 PM, James Spader plays former Federal agent-turned-international criminal Raymond “Red” Reddington, who comes in from the cold and offers the FBI intelligence on all his crooked cohorts – but only if rookie FBI agent Elizabeth Keen (Megan Boone) is assigned to be his handler. No one knows why Red is so interested in Liz’s career, least of all Liz herself. John Fox, who co-created THE BLACKLIST with fellow executive producer Jon Bokenkamp, takes some time to talk about how the series came into being and where it may – and may […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Madchen Amick casts a spell on WITCHES OF EAST END

Madchen Amick in WITCHES OF EAST END - Season 1 | ©2013 Lifetime

In Lifetime’s new series WITCHES OF EAST END, Sundays at 10 PM, Madchen Amick plays Wendy Beauchamp, one of the title characters. The playful Wendy, who has nine lives and can shapeshift into a black cat, senses danger for her more straitlaced sister Joanna (Julia Ormond). This prompts Wendy’s first visit to Joanna in a hundred years. Wendy’s arrival coincides with Joanna’s daughters Freya (Jenna Dewan-Tatum) and Ingrid (Rachel Boston) learning of their magical legacy. Amick, who originally hails from Sparks, Nevada, got her first screen role on a 1989 episode of STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION. Since then, she’s […]Read On »

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