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TV Review: GLEE – Season 4 – “Wonder-ful”

Amber Riley in GLEE - Season 4 - "Wonder-ful" | ©2013 Fox/Adam Rose

Stars: Chris Colfer, Darren Criss, Jane Lynch, Kevin McHale, Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, Heather Morris, Matthew Morrison, Chord Overstreet, Amber Riley, Naya Rivera, Mark Salling, Harry Shum Jr., Jenna Ushkowitz Writer: Brad Falchuk Director: Wendey Stanzler Network: Fox, airs Thursday nights Original Telecast: May 2, 2013 GLEE continues its downward spiral into the Season 4 abyss with another theme week – Steve Wonder. With Rachel (Lea Michele) getting her Broadway callback for FUNNY GIRL and Mr. Schue (Matthew Morrison) getting a thank you call from Rachel for all he did for her, the theme is fitting. It’s about embracing everything […]Read On »

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BROKEN CITY Highlights this week in Blu-ray and DVD Releases

BROKEN CITY | (c) 2013 Fox Home Entertainment

Your time is short. We know this. So in order to expedite your buying and Netflix decision making, we provide you with a list of the cool and not-so-cool titles coming out for movies, television and everything in-between. So put your feet up, grab some popcorn and check out this week’s selections. Movies: BROKEN CITY – An OK crime story about a disgraced police officer played by Mark Wahlberg that gets a gig tracking the mayor’s wife (Catherine Zeta-Jones) who the mayor (Russell Crowe) believes is cheating on him. Of course, this not really the motive of the mayor and […]Read On »

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TV Review: SUPERNATURAL – Season 8 – “Taxi Driver”

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Stars: Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Jim Beaver, Mark A. Sheppard, Osric Chau, Ty Olsson, Amanda Tapping, Assaf Cohen Writers: Eugenie Leming-Ross & Brad Buckner, series created by Eric Kripke Director: Guy Norman Bee Network: The CW, Wednesdays @ 9 PM Original Airdate: March 27, 2013 An appearance from Jim Beaver as Bobby Singer is always a noteworthy event – to paraphrase Art Mullen on JUSTIFIED, speaking of Beaver’s character on that series, let us take a moment to acknowledge this guy is awesome. Bobby died last season, and the boys even burned his bones when his ghost started turning to […]Read On »

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TV Review: GAME OF THRONES – Season 3 – “Kissed by Fire”

Paul Kaye and Richard Dormer in GAME OF THRONES - Season 3 - "Kissed by Fire" | ©2013 HBO/Helen Sloan

Stars: Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Michelle Fairley, Emilia Clarke, Aidan Gillen, Iain Glen, Kit Harington, Ciaran Hinds, Isaac Hempstead-Wright, Richard Madden, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams, Alfie Allen, Diana Rigg, John Bradley, Jack Gleeson, Charles Dance, Rory McCann, Stephen Dillane, Carice Van Houten, Conleth Hill, Sibel Kekilli, Liam Cunningham, Natalie Dormer, Gwendoline Christie, Finn Jones, Julian Glover, Joe Dempsie, Nicholas Blane, Oona Chaplin, Rose Leslie, Jerome Flynn, Ian McElhinnie, Thomas Sangster, Ellie Kendrick, Iwan Rheon, Noah Taylor, Daniel Portman, Nathalie Emmanuel, Richard Dormer Writer: Bryan Cogman, series created by David Benioff & D.B. Weiss, based on George R.R. Martin’s […]Read On »

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AMERICAN IDOL Season 12 Recap: Amber Holcomb eliminated from the show

Amber Holcomb is eliminated on AMERICAN IDOL | (c) 2013 Fox/Michael Becker

Stars: Randy Jackson, Keith Urban, Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj, Ryan Seacrest Network: Airs on Fox, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 8 pm Original Telecast: April 4, 2013 It was decision time once again on the world’s greatest karaoke competition, AMERICAN IDOL. After last week’s near miss – otherwise known as the producers built in an extra week for the judges’ save but it didn’t get used so they worked an angle that allowed all four girls to stay – this time someone will indeed be leaving. By now you know it was Amber Holcomb that was eliminated leaving just three left: […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Dante Di Loreto on GLEE and THE NEW NORMAL

The Glee club joins the superhero club on GLEE - Season 4 - "Dynamic Duets" | ©2012 Fox/Adam Rose

Dante Di Loreto is president of Ryan Murphy Productions. This means that Di Loreto, working with Murphy, had four shows on the air this past season: GLEE, just renewed for two more seasons, currently in its fourth season on Fox Thursday nights at 8, the second season of the reality series THE GLEE PROJECT on Oxygen, the second season of the already-renewed AMERICAN HORROR STORY on FX (all of these with Brad Falchuk as fellow executive producer) and the freshman half-hour comedy THE NEW NORMAL on NBC. During a visit to the GLEE school set on the Paramount lot, Di […]Read On »

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TV Review: BONES – Season 8 – “The Secret in the Siege” – Season Finale

Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz in BONES - Season 8 - "The Secret in the Siege" | ©2013 Fox/Beth Dubber

Stars: David Boreanaz, Emily Deschanel, Michaela Conlin, Tamara Taylor, TJ Thyne, John Francis Daley, Patricia Belcher, Andrew Leeds, Alimi Ballard, Sarah Stouffer, Beau Knapp, Marc Aden Gray Writers: Stephen Nathan & Jonathan Collier, series created by Hart Hanson, based on the life and writings of Kathy Reichs Director: David Boreanaz Network: Fox, Mondays @ 8 PM Airdate: April 29, 2013 The BONES Season 8 finale comes as close to having cake and eating it too in “The Secret in the Siege.” Our heroes Brennan (Emily Deschanel) and Booth (David Boreanaz) love each other and are still together – but the […]Read On »

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TV Review: BONES – Season 8 – “The Pathos in the Pathogens”

Emily Deschanel and Tamara Taylor in BONES - Season 8 - 'The Pathos in the Pathogens' | ©2013 Fox/Michael Desmond

Stars: David Boreanaz, Emily Deschanel, Michaela Conlin, Tamara Taylor, TJ Thyne, John Francis Daley, Pej Vahdat, Mackenzie Astin, Kenneth Mitchell, Laura Kai Chen, Lennie Loftin, Robert Mailhouse Writer: Kim Clements, series created by Hart Hanson, based on the life and writings of Kathy Reichs Director: Chad Lowe Network: Fox, Mondays @ 8 PM Airdate: April 22, 2013 BONES is usually fairly high-spirited. Then again, its episodes customarily begin with guest characters we’ll never see again discovering a body in some strange place. “The Pathos in the Pathogens” veers away from both of these BONES staples to open with the lab […]Read On »

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TV Review: BONES – Season 8 – “The Party in the Pants”

Joanna Cassidy in BONES - Season 8 - 'The Party in the Pants' | ©2013 Fox/Patrick McElhenney

Stars: David Boreanaz, Emily Deschanel, Michaela Conlin, Tamara Taylor, TJ Thyne, John Francis Daley, Joanna Cassidy, Michael Grant Terry, Brandon Barash, Jeremy Kent Jackson, Hayley Marie Norman, James Harvey Ward, Robert Pine, Lise Simms, Ryan Malgarini Writers: Michael Peterson & Keith Fogleson, series created by Hart Hanson, based on the life and writings of Kathy Reichs Director: Reggie Hudlin Network: Fox, Mondays @ 8 PM Airdate: April 15, 2013 Although the title of the BONES episode “The Party in the Pants” refers, as usual, to the case being worked, the meat of the episode is Booth (David Boreanaz) dealing with […]Read On »

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TV Review: REVOLUTION – Season 1 – “Home”

Zak Orth as Aaron in REVOLUTION "Home" | (c) 2013 Brownie Harris/NBC

Cast: Billy Burke, Tracy Spirdakos, Giancarlo Esposito, Zak Orth, David Lyons, Tim Guinee, Elizabeth Mitchell, Graham Rogers, Daniella Alonso Writer: David Rambo Director: Jon Cassar Network: NBC, airs Mondays @ 10 p.m. Original Telecast: April 29, 2012 In one episode, REVOLUTION was able to bring some of the emotion that should be in this series back to the forefront in “Home.” One of the things that has been sadly missing in this show is any emotion as a result of the actions of the people in the cast. Every regular of this series has had something terrible happen to them […]Read On »

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