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CD Review: TO THE WONDER soundtrack

TO THE WONDER soundtrack | ©2013 Lakeshore Records

Mea culpa, but forgive me if I have yet to see Terence Malick’s TO THE WONDER, having been perhaps permanently scared off from his visually striking miasmas after the stupefyingly boring and pretentious movie-as-art instillation that was TREE OF LIFE. That being said, the truly wondrous, and always-entrancing score that Hanan Townshend has created for Malick’s latest existential outing just might get me to watch it. As a New Zealand expatriate based in Malick’s Austin digs, Townshend captures a universal feeling of longing in his concert piece-cum-film score, one of those few soundtracks that captures the melodic potential of what […]Read On »

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CD review: DARK SKIES soundtrack

DARK SKIES soundtrack | ©2013 Void Recordings

If Blumhouse Productions is literally going to set every one of their movies in a house, then it’s likely their economically advantageous location choices won’t get creepier than the alien home invasion that rains down from DARK SKIES. Infinitely scarier in every respect than the far more notoriously successful THE PURGE, DARK SKIES gains no small share of its effectivenes from Joseph Bishara’s surprisingly restrained, but no less imaginative score. Taking a completely different direction from the violent demonic antics he’d conjured for INSIDIOUS (in which he played one such creature), DARK SKIES is the semi-musical approximation of the evil […]Read On »

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Movie Review: DESPICABLE ME 2

DESPICABLE ME 2 movie poster | ©2013 Universal Pictures

Rating: PG Stars (voices): Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Benjamin Bratt, Miranda Cosgrove, Russell Brand Writers: Ken Daurio & Cinco Paul Directors: Pierre Coffin & Chris Renaud Distributor: Universal Release Date: July 3, 2013 Between the 2010 release of the original DESPICABLE ME and its new sequel, DESPICABLE ME 2, the filmmakers seem to have figured out that their primary selling point is not their main character Gru (voiced by Steve Carell), now a reformed villain and not the, well, despicable figure he was in the original. It’s not even the trio of cute little girls he adopted last time around. […]Read On »

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TV Review: WILFRED – Season 3 – “Suspicion”

Barry Watson and Elijah Wood in WILFRED - Season 3 - "Suspicion" | ©2013 FX/Prashant Gupta

Stars: Elijah Wood, Jason Gann, Dorian Brown, Barry Watson Writer: David Baldy, series created by Jason Gann & Adam Zwar, adapted for American television by David Zuckerman Director: Randall Einhorn. Network: FX, Thursdays @ 10 PM Airdate: June 27, 2013 “Suspicion” is one of WILFRED’s frequent forays into subject matter so weird and so not-to-be-found-anywhere-else that the question is less a matter of whether it’s funny or not than where it’s going. As is often the case when the show suits up and jumps out of the plane into the wild topical yonder, we get a bit more structured closure […]Read On »

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TV Review: UNDER THE DOME – Season 1 – “The Fire”

Linda (Natalie Martinez) tries to save a life in UNDER THE DOME "The Fire" | (c) 2013 CBS

Cast: Dean Norris, Rachelle Lefevre, Alexander Koch, Mike Vogel, Natalie Martinez, Aisha Hinds, Jolene Purdy, Britt Robinson Writer: Rick Cleveland Director: Jack Bender Network: CBS, airs Mondays @ 10 p.m. Original Telecast: July 1, 2013 “It means (long dramatic pause) … we’re all gonna die in here.”  – Norrie (Mackenzie Lintz) on UNDER THE DOME “The Fire” The thing that cracks me up most about Stephen King made-for-TV specials has always been the acting. Or lack of it. While UNDER THE DOME may be interesting from a pure storyline point-of-view, the acting and dialogue in the first two episodes is […]Read On »

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TV Review: SIBERIA – SEASON 1 – “Pilot” – Season Premiere

Jonathon Buckley stars as the host on SIBERIA "Pilot" | (c) 2013 NBC

Cast: Joyce Giraud, Johnny Wactor, Neeko Skervin, Natalie Scheetz, Sam Dobbins, Esther Anderson, Anne-Marie Mueschke, Jonathon Buckley, Victoria Emilie Hill Writer: Matthew Arnold Director: Matthew Arnold Network: NBC, airs Mondays @ 10 p.m. Original Telecast: July 1, 2013 I am a self-confessed reality show junkie. I am also a fan of horror, science fiction and action films and television. So naturally, I was über excited about the whole idea of SIBERIA. The show is a blend of reality show backdrop with a twist that there is something sinister going on that is not part of the show. There is no […]Read On »

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Exclusive Photos from THE LONE RANGER World Premiere

Johnny Depp at the World Premiere of THE LONE RANGER | ©2013 Sue Schneider

Disney and Jerry Bruckheimer Films held the World Premiere of THE LONE RANGER at Disney California Adventure Park at Disneyland in Anaheim on June 22nd. It was a huge premiere between all the press, fans, guests and the stars of the film. Having two pens for just the photographers, I was in pen A. It was a very hot day on top of a long trip to Anaheim, but it was a lot of fun! The carpet ran down the Park’s iconic Hollywood Blvd. and screened in two theaters – Hyperion Theater and The Silver Theatre. If you are old […]Read On »

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Fresh Clip: Check out the Syfy SHARKNADO teaser trailer

SHARKNADO poster | ©2013 Syfy

Finally, after a very long wait, a super short SHARKNADO trailer has finally made its debut. Syfy has released their officially commercial spot for the trailer for the epic new disaster/shark film (check it out below) starring Tara Reid, Ian Ziering, John Heard and Cassie Scerbo which will make its debut on the network on Thursday, July 11 (check local listings for times). The story follows a ragtag group of people banding together to save themselves (and Los Angeles) from an impending tornado full of sharks. Expect the City of Angels to be destroyed in wonderfully glorious ways. Here’s how […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: More WAREHOUSE 13 talk with Jack Kenny – Part 2

Aaron Ashmore, Eddie McClintock, Joanne Kelly, Allison Scagliotti and Saul Rubinek in WAREHOUSE 13 - Season 4 - "All The Time in the World" | ©2013 Syfy/Steve Wilkie

In Part Two of our exclusive interview with Syfy Channel’s WAREHOUSE 13 show runner Jack Kenny, he talks about writing for the actors and deepening the characters. ASSIGNMENT X: Is Agent Steve Jinks, played by Aaron Ashmore, getting a romantic relationship? JACK KENNY: He runs into his ex on a case. His ex is a U.S. Marshal and Charlie Weber plays him. It’s kind of fun. It doesn’t feel gay or straight – it’s just, they have relationship trouble the way anybody has relationship trouble, and they just play it out, and you go, “Oh, I wish they could make […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: TEEN WOLF showrunner Jeff Davis talks Season 3

Tyler Posey in TEEN WOLF - Season 3 - "Fireflies" | ©2013 MTV

With TEEN WOLF Season 3 off and running with storylines involving a pack of Alpha werewolves and a Druid-like serial killer roaming Beacon Hills, the show is once again up to its stellar serialized tricks. Manning the ship is showrunner and executive producer Jeff Davis who took time to discuss the latest developments for our hero wolf Scott (Tyler Posey) and his ragtag group of friends (and frenemies) who already have their hands full this early on in the season. ASSIGNMENT X: With 24 episodes this season, will the season be broken up into two parts? JEFF DAVIS: It will […]Read On »

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