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Exclusive Interview: HELL ON WHEELS producer John Shiban talks about the post-Civil War drama

HELL ON WHEELS - Season 2 Key Art | ©2012 AMC

HELL ON WHEELS steams to the conclusion of its second season tonight in a two-hour finale beginning at 9 PM on AMC. The series concerns the post-Civil War construction of the first U.S. transcontinental railroad and the work camp called Hell on Wheels, where Confederate veteran Cullen Bohannon, played by Anson Mount, has come seeking vengeance against the men who killed his wife. Executive producer/show runner John Shiban (whose other credits include THE X-FILES, THE LONE GUNMEN, STAR TREK: ENTERPRISE, SUPERNATURAL, TORCHWOOD: MIRACLE DAY and BREAKING BAD) is due to speak to a whole group of people about HELL ON […]Read On »

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Movie Review: BUTTER

BUTTER movie poster | ©2012 Radius/The Weinstein Company

Rating: R Stars: Jennifer Garner, Ty Burrell, Hugh Jackman, Olivia Wilde, Rob Corddry, Ashley Greene, Alicia Silverstone, Yara Shahidi Writer: Jason Micallef Director: Jim Field Smith Distributor: Radius/The Weinstein Co. Release Date: October 5, 2012 Satire is a particularly tough form of parody, and political satire is even tougher. Timing may not be everything, but there’s no question that having a point of reference that is still fresh in people’s minds is important. BUTTER is therefore handicapped by being too late to the table, but it might still salvage itself if it had something new to say. Instead, it tries […]Read On »

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Movie Review: V/H/S

V/H/S movie poster | ©2012 Magnet

Rating: R Stars: Calvin Reeder, Lane Hughes, Hannah Fierman, Mike Donlan, Joe Swanberg, Sophia Takal, Norma C. Quinones, Drew Moerlein, Helen Rogers, Daniel Kaufman, Chad Villella, Matt Bettinelli-Olpin Writers: Simon Barrett, David Brackner & Nicholas Tecosky, Ti West, Glenn McQuaid, Matt Bettinelli-Olphin & Tyler Gillett & Justin Martinez & Chad Villella, anthology concept by Brad Miska Directors: Adam Wingard, David Brackner, Ti West, Glenn McQuaid, Joe Swanberg, Radio Silence Distributor: Magnet Release Date: October 5, 2012 V/H/S is a new entry in the popular subgenre of “found content” (it has been pointed out that “footage” refers specifically to film stock […]Read On »

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TV Review: SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE – Season 38 – Host Daniel Craig

Daniel Craig hosts on a Season 38 episode of SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE | ©2012 NBC/Dana Edelson

Stars: Fred Armisen, Vanessa Bayer, Bill Hader, Taran Killam, Seth Meyers, Bobby Moynihan, Nasim Pedrad, Jay Pharoah, Jason Sudeikis, Kenan Thompson, Aidy Bryant, Kate McKinnon, Tim Robinson, Cecily Strong Network: NBC, airs Saturday nights Original Telecast: October 6, 2012 It’s pretty clear, SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE is officially struggling this year. The mix of the new and old cast members is a bit rocky, there are few stand-outs of the new crop and the writing, sadly, is absolutely atrocious. And with James Bond himself, Daniel Craig hosting, the prospects for a hilarious episode could have went either way, but after Craig’s […]Read On »

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TV Review: SUPERNATURAL – Season 8 – “We Need to Talk About Kevin” – Season Premiere

Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki in SUPERNATURAL - Season 8 - "We Need To Talk About Kevin" | ©2012 The CW/Ed Araquel

Stars: Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Mark A. Sheppard, Osric Chau, Ty Olsson, Liane Balaban, Lissa Neptuno Writer: Jeremy Carver, series created by Eric Kripke Director: Robert Singer Network: The CW, Wednesdays @ 9 PM Original Airdate: October 3, 2012 It seems like Sam (Jared Padalecki), Dean (Jensen Ackles) and the SUPERNATURAL audience just can’t catch a break. Yes, the Season 8 opener, “We Need to Talk About Kevin” admirably gets to the fundamentals of this year’s arc right away and also swiftly reunites the brothers. For those who don’t remember, or are just tuning in, Sam and Dean were separated last […]Read On »

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TV Review: GLEE – Season 4 – “The Break Up”

Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, Darren Criss and Cris Colfer in GLEE - Season 4 - "The Break Up" | ©2012 Fox/David Giesbrecht

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, Whoopi Goldberg, Kate Hudson Writer: Ryan Murphy Director: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon Network: Fox, airs Thursdays Original Telecast: October 4, 2012 “Break Up” episode of GLEE was inevitable, as the series begins dividing its time between New York and Ohio – and having couples dealing with long-distance relationships. However, like many noble GLEE attempts, there’s a heavy-handedness to it all – and with five couples feeling the burn of moving apart, it’s […]Read On »

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Movie Review: FRANKENWEENIE

FRANKENWEENIE movie poster | ©2012 Walt Disney Pictures

Rating: PG Stars (voices): Catherine O’Hara, Martin Short, Martin Landau, Charlie Tahan, Atticus Shaffer, Winona Ryder, Robert Capron, James Hiroyuki Lao, Conchata Ferrell, Tom Kenny Screenplay: John August, based on a screenplay by Leon Ripps, based on an original idea by Tim Burton Director: Tim Burton Distributor: Walt Disney Pictures Release Date: October 5, 2012 In 1984, Tim Burton made FRANKENWEENIE as a short film (directed by Burton from Lenny Ripps’ script, based on Burton’s original idea) that essentially launched his career. It’s taken the filmmaker almost thirty years, but he’s finally made FRANKENWEENIE into a full-length animated feature film. There’s […]Read On »

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Movie Review: TAKEN 2

TAKEN 2 movie poster | ©2012 20th Century Fox

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace, Famke Janssen, Rade Sherbedgia Writers: Luc Besson & Robert Mark Kamen Director: Olivier Megaton Distributor: Twentieth Century Fox Release Date: October 5, 2012 It’s hard to figure out how to rate TAKEN 2. The sequel to 2008’s TAKEN, TAKEN 2 brings back ex-Black Ops agent Bryan Mills (Liam Neeson), still worrying about his teenaged daughter Kim (Maggie Grace) and her mom/Bryan’s ex Lenore (Famke Janssen). TAKEN 2 on the one hand is even sillier than its predecessor, but it also seems to be exactly the movie its makers set out to put forth. […]Read On »

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TV Review: SOUTH PARK – Season 16 – “Raising the Bar”

Cartman finds another loophole in society in SOUTH PARK - Seaosn 16 - "Raising the Bar" | ©2012 Comedy Central

Writer: Trey Parker Director: Trey Parker Network: Comedy Central, airs Wednesday nights Original Telecast: October 4, 2012 Thank you SOUTH PARK. After an awful return for the second half of Season 16 last week with “Sarcastaball,” the series is back on track with a hilarious and very meta episode called “Raising the Bar.” The episode concerns itself with society lowering the bar and standards when it comes to overweight people and watching trashy shows like HERE COMES HONEY BOO BOO. When Cartman accepts he’s fat, he loves that he can now ride around on his own motorized scooter – and […]Read On »

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Exclusive Photos from THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER Los Angeles Premiere

Nina Dobrev, Emma Watson, Ezra Miller and Logan Lerman cardboard figure at the premiere of THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER | ©2012 Sue Schneider

Summit Entertainment held the Los Angeles Premiere of THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER recently at the ArcLight Cinerama Dome in Hollywood. THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER is based on the best-selling novel by Stephen Chbosky, who also directed the movie. It is a modern classic that captures the highs and lows of growing up and is a moving tale of love, loss, fear and hope and the friends that help us through life. Logan Lerman was unable to attend, so the stars carried down a cardboard figure of him so he could be part of a group shot! […]Read On »

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