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Movie Review: DETROIT

DETROIT movie poster | © 2017 Annapurna Pictures

Rating: R Stars: John Boyega, Algee Smith, Will Poulter, Anthony Mackie, Jason Mitchell, Jacob Lattimore, Hannah Murray, Kaitlyn Dever Writer: Mark Boal Director: Kathryn Bigelow Distributor: Annapurna Pictures Release Date: July 28, 2017 DETROIT for much of its running time plays as a fact-based horror movie. Although it is set against the backdrop of the conflagration that occurred in the title city during July 1967, DETROIT is actually about one specific incident. At least in the film, written by Mark Boal and directed by Kathryn Bigelow (the same team from THE HURT LOCKER and ZERO DARK THIRTY), the initial breaking […]Read On »

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KINGDOM: Actor Jonathan Tucker on the series finale – Exclusive Interview

KINGDOM | © 2017 Audience Network

In KINGDOM, which had its series finale Wednesday August 2 on Audience Network after three seasons, Jonathan Tucker plays Jay Kulina. Jay is a mixed martial arts fighter who is a master of self-sabotage – he battles with alcohol, drugs and his Los Angeles gym owner/promoter father Alvy (Frank Grillo), not necessarily in that order. Tucker, originally from Massachusetts, has played a wide variety of roles in films and television. His credits include the 2003 remake of THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE, IN THE VALLEY OF ELAH, a series lead in THE BLACK DONNELLYS and arcs on PARENTHOOD, HANNIBAL and JUSTIFIED, […]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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Movie Review: ATOMIC BLONDE

ATOMIC BLONDE | © 2017 Focus Features

Rating: R Stars: Charlize Theron, James McAvoy, John Goodman, Eddie Marsan, Sofia Boutella, Toby Jones, James Faulkner, Bill Skarsgard Writer: Kurt Johnstad, based on the Oni Press graphic novel series THE COLDEST CITY by Antony Johnston and Sam Hart Director: David Leitch Distributor: Focus Features Release Date: July 28, 2017 ATOMIC BLONDE looks absolutely amazing. Director David Leitch, who comes from a stunt background and did some sequences on JOHN WICK (and is scheduled to do DEADPOOL 2) knows how to make his actors, his settings, his colors and his shapes all breathtaking from one shot to the next. There […]Read On »

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BOSS BABY highlights new Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Releases this week

BOSS BABY | © 2017 Fox Home Entertainment

Your guide to some of the new releases that are out this week. BOSS BABY While Disney keeps chugging out the animated hits time after time again, the other studios are working to catch up in any possible way with any possible animated feature. Fox has done a pretty good job with its ICE AGE franchise, RIO, EPIC, HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON, THE CROODS and more. BOSS BABY may not be as influential as these other films or long lasting but kids will still find enjoyment in the story of a place where babies come from and there are […]Read On »

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Dorking Out – Episode 57: The Dunkirk Goes To Comic-Con Edition

Dorking Out Podcast | © 2017 Dorking Out Show

Hey there, dorks. In this week’s podcast, we review Christopher Nolan’s new movie, DUNKIRK. In our second segment, Peter Brown from Assignment X joins us to talk about Comic-Con and all the buzzy new trailers, including STAR TREK DISCOVERY, THE DEFENDERS, STRANGER THINGS Season 2, THOR: RAGNOROK, JUSTICE LEAGUE, WESTWORLD Season 2, and READY PLAY ONE. Oh, and somehow this turned into a side-track discussion about Sonia choosing to watch STAR TREK V over STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS. And finally, Peter sticks around to talk about the action, the love and all the gross stuff that is episode 2 of GAME OF THRONES. […]Read On »

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MIDNIGHT, TEXAS: Actor Dylan Bruce – exclusive interview

Dylan Bruce and in MIDNIGHT, TEXAS | © 2017 Cathy Kanavy/NBC

MIDNIGHT, TEXAS, which airs Monday nights on NBC, is based on a series of novels by Charlaine Harris (TRUE BLOOD) about a small town inhabited almost entirely by supernatural types. There’s a pastor who’s also a weretiger (Yul Vasquez), a vampire who ingests both blood and emotions (Peter Mensah), a tattoo artist who’s a fallen angel (Jason Lewis), a helpful witch (Paris Tirz-Henley), a freelance assassin (Arielle Kebbel) and a newly-arrived medium who talks to the dead (Francois Arnaud). Despite their differences, the townsfolk mostly get along. Dylan Bruce’s character, pawnshop owner Bobo Winthrop, stands out because he’s apparently one […]Read On »

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THE PATH: Actress Michelle Monaghan – exclusive interview

Michelle Monaghan as Sarah Lane in The Path | © 2017 HULU

In Hulu’s THE PATH, now streaming its full second season and renewed for a third, Michelle Monaghan plays Sarah Lane. Sarah is a true believer in Meyerism, a self-help philosophy with its own community. Sarah is so devoted to the cause that, even though they have children together, when her husband Eddie (Aaron Paul) begins to question Meyerish, she leaves him and takes up again with former lover Cal Roberts (Hugh Dancy). When Cal takes up the reins of Meyerism after its founder first vanishes and then dies, Sarah is there to help him run things. Monaghan has had plenty […]Read On »

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TV Review: GAME OF THRONES – Season 7 – “Dragonstone” – SEASON PREMIERE

A scene from GAME OF THRONES "Dragonstone." | © 2017 HBO

Stars: Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Nicolaj Coster-Waldau, Kit Harington, Emilia Clarke, Liam Cunningham, Sophie Turner, Aiden Gillen, Maisie Williams, Isaac Hempstead-Wright, John Bradley, Gwendoline Christine, Iain Glen, Jim Broadbent, Nathalie Emmanuel, Kristofer Hivju, Jacob Anderson, Hannah Murray, David Bradley, Ellie Kendrick, Bella Ramsey, Anton Lesser, Hafpor Julius Bjornsson, Pilou Asbaek, Richard Dormer, Paul Kaye, Daniel Portman Writers: David Benioff & D.B. Weiss, series created by David Benioff & D.B. Weiss, based on George R.R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” Director: Jeremy Podeswa Network: HBO, Sundays @ 9 PM Original Airdate: July 16, 2016 Arya Stark (Maisie Williams), disguised […]Read On »

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The Fate of the Furious and more Blu-ray, 4K, DVD reviews for the week of July 11, 2017

THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS | © 2017 Lionsgate Home Entertainment

Your weekly roundup of things out on video this week in all formats. THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS The FAST AND FURIOUS franchise is an interesting one in that it is a series of films that began mediocre, went belly up, then inexplicably rose from the ashes to become a huge, mega hit at the box office and with critics. It’s a crazy story and one that nearly never happens in Hollywood. TRANSFORMERS comes out bad, stays bad for a dozen movies even though people continue to go and see the films in the theater. FAST AND FURIOUS can actually […]Read On »

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