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Movie Review: IT

IT movie poster | ©2017 Warner Bros.

Rating: R Stars: Bill Skarsgard, Jaeden Lieberher, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard, Chosen Jacobs, Jack Dylan Grazer, Wyatt Oleff, Nicholas Hamilton, Jackson Robert Scott Writers: Chase Palmer & Cary Fukunaga and Gary Dauberman, based on the novel by Stephen King Director: Andy Muschietti Distributor: Warner Bros./New Line Release Date: September 8, 2017 The new IT movie exists on a weird kind of Moebius strip. Set in the late ‘80s, the feature adaptation of Stephen King’s 1986 novel is reminiscent of STRANGER THINGS, which had its first season on Netflix last year but is acknowledged to be inspired by […]Read On »

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REBEL IN THE RYE: Danny Strong on his directorial debut – Exclusive Interview

Director Danny Strong and actor Nicholas Hoult in REBEL IN THE RYE | ©2017 IFC

Danny Strong is no stranger to fact-based material. He won Emmys for writing and being one of the producers of GAME CHANGE, the HBO film about the John McCain/Sarah Palin White House run. Before that, Strong, who hails from Manhattan Beach, California, was nominated for an Emmy for writing the HBO movie RECOUNT, about the 2000 U.S. presidential election. Strong and Lee Daniels together created the Fox hit EMPIRE, which returns for its fourth season later this month; Strong directed three episodes of the series. On the feature side, Strong wrote the screenplays for THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PART I […]Read On »

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MANHUNT: UNABOMBER: FBI Profiler and Author James R. Fitzgerald on the new miniseries – Exclusive Interview

MANHUNT UNABOMBER | © 2017 Discovery Channel

Discovery Channel’s miniseries MANHUNT: UNABOMBER is based on the writings and life experiences of former FBI agent James R. “Fitz” Fitzgerald, who was crucial in the capture of serial bomber Theodore “Ted” Kaczynski. Fitzgerald, who has written extensively about his career in various facets of law enforcement, is played in MANHUNT: UNABOMBER by Sam Worthington (AVATAR). He is known for pioneering forensic linguistics, a technique of investigating a suspect’s use of words and writing style to see if they match the profile and, in the case of the Unabomber, Kaczynski’s anonymously-penned manifestos. At a party thrown by Discovery Channel for […]Read On »

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MR MERCEDES: Director Jack Bender on adapting Stephen King – Exclusive Interview

MR MERCEDES - Season 1 key art | ©2017 Audience Network

MR MERCEDES, airing on AT&T Audience Network Wednesday nights, is based on the first book in Stephen King’s best-selling trilogy. Adapted for television by David E. Kelley, MR MERCEDES takes its title from the character of Brady Hartsfield (Harry Treadaway), a young man who used a stolen Mercedes-Benz to commit vehicular multiple homicide and has since graduated to other forms of serial killing. Brady may have made a mistake, though, in taunting retired police detective Bill Hodges (Brendan Gleeson), who refuses to give up on the case. Jack Bender is an executive producer on MR MERCEDES and directed seven of […]Read On »

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STAR WARS REBELS – The Fourth Season highlights new Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Releases this week

STAR WARS REBELS | © 2017 Disney Home Video

Your guide to some of the new releases that are out this week. STAR WARS: REBELS – THE COMPLETE FOURTH SEASON I’ve said this many times on both the POP SHOW podcast and the Dorking Out Show podcast that STAR WARS: REBELS is the best STAR WARS show that not enough people are actually watching. For starters, it is not a George Lucas type of adding kids’ stuff into a science fiction movie but instead it is geared toward children but with enough cool STAR WARS elements that any fan can enjoy. Season 3 really cranks up the action and […]Read On »

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Blu-ray Review: ONE DARK NIGHT

ONE DARK NIGHT Blu-ray | ©2017 Code Red

Stars: Meg Tilly, Melissa Newman, Robin Evans, Donald Hotton, Adam West Writers: Tom McLoughlin, Michael Hawes Director: Tom McLoughlin Distributor: Code Red Suggested Retail Price: $17.99 It’s strange that we continue to find solace in low-budget horror films from the 1980s – particularly the early part of that decade. Horror at that time not only saw a rise in the slasher genre, but also every other kind of subgenre (creature, supernatural, splatter). And now even second and third-tier movies released during that time has allowed for Blu-ray Collector’s editions of movies that may have been relegated to the budget bins […]Read On »

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SNEAKY PETE: Actress Margo Martindale on Season 1 – Interview

Margo Martindale in SNEAKY PETE - Season 1 | ©2017 Amazon

In Amazon’s series SNEAKY PETE, now streaming its first season and picked up for a second, Margo Martindale plays bail bonds company proprietor and family matriarch Audrey. Audrey’s problems include a husband (Pete Gerety) with serious health issues, a single-mother granddaughter (Marin Ireland) who’s not very good at the family business and grandson Pete (Giovanni Ribisi) who has returned home after a twenty-year absence. Pete poses a whole series of other problems, because he’s actually a con artist named Marius. Marius is trying to avoid an angry crime boss named Vince, played by Bryan Cranston, who co-created SNEAKY PETE with […]Read On »

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MARLON: Actress Bresha Webb on her new NBC comedy – Exclusive Interview

MARLON - Season 1 Key Art | ©2017 NBCUniversal

Marlon Wayans is back on TV in the half-hour comedy MARLON, Wednesday nights on NBC. His eponymous character Marlon is so involved in the lives of his ex-wife Angie (Essence Atkins) and two young children Marley (Notlim Taylor) and Zachery (Amir O’Neil) that he doesn’t seem to fully understand he’s divorced. Bresha Webb plays Angie’s brash friend Yvette. The actress and comedian was also a regular on another NBC comedy, TRUTH BE TOLD, in 2015. Webb was also a series regular on four seasons of TV One’s LOVE THAT GIRL, had arcs on ER and GREY’S ANATOMY and appeared in […]Read On »

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TV Review: GAME OF THRONES – Season 7 – “The Dragon and the Wolf” – Season Finale

Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner in GAME OF THRONES - Season 7 - "The Dragon and the Wolf" - Season Finale | ©2017 HBO

Stars: Peter Dinklage, Nicolaj Coster-Waldau, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington, Aiden Gillen, Liam Cunningham, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams, Gwendoline Christie, Alfie Allen, Nathalie Emmanuel, Jacob Anderson, Conleth Hill, Rory McCann, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Jerome Flynn, John Bradley, Hannah Murray, Daniel Portman, Kristofer Hivju, Iain Glen, Richard Dormer, Pilou Asbaek, Hafpor Julius Bjornsson, Anton Lesser Writer: 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: August 27, 2017 Contrary to some expectations, the GAME […]Read On »

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HOLLYWOOD GAME NIGHT: Jane Lynch on the fifth season – Exclusive Interview

Jane Lynch hosts HOLLYWOOD GAME NIGHT | ©2017 NBCUniversal

HOLLYWOOD GAME NIGHT, now on Tuesday nights in its fifth season on NBC, is the brainchild of executive producers Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner. Contestants pick celebrity guests from that episode’s panel to play a variety of games for them, based on party activities. Jane Lynch, who has won two Emmys as HOLLYWOOD GAME NIGHT’s host, is with two of the show’s other executive producers, Dwight D. Smith and show runner Michael Agbabian, at an NBC press event to discuss their series. ASSIGNMENT X: Do any of you bring your favorite games from life into the show, or is it […]Read On »

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