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BERLIN STATION: Leland Orser on Epix’s espionage drama – Exclusive Interview

Leland Orser in BERLIN STATION - Season 1 | ©2016 Epix

In Epix’s Sunday-night espionage drama BERLIN STATION,  which has just been picked up for a second season, Leland Orser plays Robert Kirsch. Kirsch is the C.I.A.’s Deputy Chief of Station, working sometimes at odds under station chief Steven Frost, played by Richard Jenkins. Orser, originally from San Francisco, is a prolific performer who appears in a wide variety of films and television, including the two most recent seasons of RAY DONOVAN, along with SE7EN, SAVING PRIVATE RYAN, INDEPENDENCE DAY, ER, 24 and all three TAKEN movies. ASSIGNMENT X: Robert Kirsch seems a little ambitious and adversarial … LELAND ORSER: He […]Read On »

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GAME OF THRONES: THE COMPLETE SIXTH SEASON highlights Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Releases for Nov. 15, 2016

GAME OF THRONES: THE COMPLETE SIXTH SEASON | © 2016 HBO Home Video

Your guide to some of the new releases that are out this week. GAME OF THRONES: THE COMPLETE SIXTH SEASON – For me, Season 6 of GAME OF THRONES may be my favorite so far. Really because it was a culmination of everything we have seen so far come together and form into a series that seems one step closer to actually having a final ending. Previous seasons, we didn’t know how things were going to end or if they would end because so many loose ends were flying about. Season S6 changed that and in a big way by […]Read On »

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Movie Review: FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM

FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM movie poster | ©2016 Warner Bros.

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Samantha Morton, Jon Voight, Carmen Ejogo, Colin Farrell Writer: J.K. Rowling Director: David Yates Distributor: Warner Bros. Release Date: November 18, 2016 FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM by Newt Scamander is, as everyone in the wizarding world knows, a key textbook at Hogwarts. Should you, dear reader, not be up on the minutiae of the wizarding world, FANTASTIC BEASTS was first introduced in author J.K. Rowling’s HARRY POTTER series as a book read at school by Harry and his classmates. Rowling then went on to […]Read On »

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Movie Review: NOCTURNAL ANIMALS

NOCTURNAL ANIMALS movie poster | ©2016 Focus Features

Rating: R Stars: Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Shannon, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Isla Fisher, Ellie Bamber, Armie Hammer, Karl Glusman, Robert Aramayo Writer: Tom Ford, based on the novel TONY AND SUSAN by Austin Wright Director: Tom Ford Distributor: Focus Features Release Date: November 18, 2016 The narrative in NOCTURNAL ANIMALS runs on multiple tracks. On one, unhappy artist Susan Morrow (Amy Adams) reads an unpublished novel by her ex-husband Edward (Jake Gyllenhaal). On another, the story in Edward’s book, also called NOCTURNAL ANIMALS, unfolds. On the third track, we see how Susan and Edward’s marriage first comes together, then falls […]Read On »

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THE EXORCIST: Hannah Kasulka talks possession – Exclusive Interview

Hannah Kasulka as Casey Rance in THE EXORCIST - Season 1 - "Chapter Seven: The Father of Lies" | ©2016 Fox/Patrick Ecclesine

Hannah Kasulka plays the possessed Casey Rance on Fox Network’s THE EXORCIST. The young actress from Georgia has also played a fairy on TRUE BLOOD, appeared in the revenge thriller PRANK and stars as a young witch in the short film CLARA. (Among her other credits is an arc on THE FOSTERS.) So it’s a bit surprising to learn that Kasulka is actually scared of horror movies and TV. At the time of this interview, she hadn’t even seen the original 1973 EXORCIST feature film. HANNAH KASULKA: Having heard about the movie and what we’re doing, it’s very different. But […]Read On »

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DORKING OUT – Episode 21: The Arrival of the Winter Movie Preview Edition

Dorking Out Show | © 2016 Chris Smith/Sonia Mansfield

Hey there, dorks. In this week’s episode, we share our top movie picks for the rest of the year in our Winter Movie Preview, including LA LA LAND, LIVE BY NIGHT, a charming little indie called ROGUE ONE and many more. Then, we review the alien invasion movie ARRIVAL, which just opened in theaters on Friday. And then, you asked, and we answered. We’re answering listeners’ questions. All of that, plus we talk about the election results. Inspired by comedian Dana Gould’s Facebook post about the election results, we talk about the problems we have talking about politics. We hope you […]Read On »

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LUKE CAGE: Alfre Woodard on justice and Season 1 – Exclusive Interview

Alfre Woodard in MARVEL'S LUKE CAGE - Season 1 | ©2016 Netflix

In LUKE CAGE, Marvel’s Netflix series about the reluctant hero (Mike Colter) with indestructible skin, Alfre Woodard plays Mariah Dillard. Mariah is a councilwoman in Harlem, outwardly the picture of respectability. However, Maria’s cousin is local crime kingpin Cornell “Cottonmouth” Stokes (Mahershala Ali), and she’s got her own backdoor deals going on. Both of them tangle with Luke. Woodard was nominated for an Oscar for her supporting role in CROSS CREEK. She’s also amassed four Emmys and a collection of other awards. ASSIGNMENT X: Were you looking to play somebody like Mariah? How would you describe her? ALFRE WOODARD: I […]Read On »

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MARVEL’S AGENTS OF SHIELD: Jason O’Mara on Season 4 – Exclusive Interview

Jason O'Mara in MARVEL'S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. - Season 4 - "The Good Samaritan" | ©2016 ABC/Eric McCandless

Jason O’Mara plays new S.H.I.E.L.D. director Jeffrey Mace in MARVEL’S AGENTS OF SHIELD, now in its fourth season Tuesdays on ABC. Previous S.H.I.E.L.D. director Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) is now back to being Agent Coulson, alternately helping and clashing with Mace as the organization deals with threats from within and without. These include Robbie Reyes, aka Ghost Rider (Gabriel Luna), who believes he’s made a deal with the Devil, and international laws regarding individuals with extraordinary powers. Coulson knows, although the world does not, that Director Mace is one of these individuals. O’Mara, a native of Dublin, Ireland, most recently […]Read On »

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TV Review: DANCING WITH THE STARS – Season 23 – Week 10 – Trio Dance Night as Terra Jole goes home

Terra Jole and Sasha Farber are eliminated in DANCING WITH THE STARS - Season 23 | ©2016 ABC/Craig Sjodin

Stars: Calvin Johnson Jr., James Hinchcliffe, Jana Kramer, Laurie Hernandez, Terra Jolé Network: ABC, airs Monday Original Telecast: November 14th, 2016 Okay, let’s be honest here. Some couples on DANCING WITH THE STARS go home and you are like, eh, so what. But then there are couples like Terra Jole & Sasha Farber who get eliminated and you actually feel a great loss. And such  was the case tonight as Jole and Farber did not make the cut to the finals next week. She wowed audiences and the judges all season long and even finished her tenure on the show […]Read On »

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Dorking Out – Episode 20: The Doctor Strange Is In Edition

Dorking Out Show | © 2016 Chris Smith/Sonia Mansfield

Hey there, dorks. In this week’s episode, we review DOCTOR STRANGE and talk about the state of the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Kirk Hamilton, editor-at-large at Kotaku – a website that Sonia is unable to pronounce correctly. It’s a fun drinking game. Drink every time Sonia mispronounces it. Then Chris reviews HACKSAW RIDGE. Yes, only Chris reviews the new Mel Gibson-directed war movie, because Sonia didn’t see it, which an interesting discussion about separating an artist’s troublesome actions from their work. All of that, plus our favorite headlines of the week. We hope you enjoy our dorky podcast. You can listen to it […]Read On »

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