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Exclusive Interview: William Forsythe on THE MOB DOCTOR and THE BRONX BULL

William Forsythe in THE MOB DOCTOR - Season 1 - "Pilot" | ©2012 Fox/Mathieu Young

William Forsythe isn’t as common a name as, say, John Smith, but you wouldn’t want to confuse the actor with the Scottish director Bill Forsyth (LOCAL HERO). And it’s happened, says actor Forsythe. “We used to stay at the same hotel in New York, as well as the choreographer. There’s a choreographer named William, and there were times we all three were there at once and we’d get our calls mixed up.” As an actor, the Brooklyn-born Forsythe is seldom confused with others. His tall build and piercing blue gaze have made him effective in many roles on both sides […]Read On »

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TV Review: THE WALKING DEAD – Season 3 – “Made to Suffer” – Mid-Season Finale

Chandler Riggs in THE WALKING DEAD - Season 3 - "Made to Suffer" | ©2012 AMC/Gene Page

Stars: Andrew  Lincoln, David Morrissey, Laurie Holden, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Chandler Riggs, Danai Gurira, Michael Rooker, Melissa Suzanne McBride, Scott Wilson, Emily Kinney, Dallas Roberts, Lew Temple, Jose Pablo Cantillo, Vincent Ward, Peter Kulas, Alex Van  Writer: Robert Kirkman Director: Billy Gierhart Network: AMC, airs Sunday nights  Original Telecast: December 2, 2012 SPOILER ALERT! DO NOT READ ANY FURTHER IF YOU DON’T WANT INFO ON THE MID-SEASON FINALE In the eighth episode and mid-season finale of THE WALKING DEAD Season 3, “Made to Suffer,” a new group of survivors make their way to Rick’s (Andrew Lincoln) prison, introducing new […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: DEXTER showrunner Scott Buck on Season 7 and beyond

Michael C. Hall in DEXTER - Season 7 - "Chemistry" | ©2012 Showtime/Randy Tepper

DEXTER is now in its killer seventh season on Showtime, Sundays at 9 PM. The serial killer antihero played by Michael C. Hall is currently dealing with double whammies from his police lieutenant stepsister Debra, played by Jennifer Carpenter, who has found out his big secret and just confessed that she’s in love with him. Meanwhile, Dexter may be in love with fellow serial killer Hannah McKay (Yvonne Strahovski) and has infuriated urbane but lethal Ukrainian mobster Isaak Sirko (Ray Stevenson). Scott Buck, who has been with the series since Season 2 and has served as show runner and one […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Rachael Taylor talks 666 PARK AVENUE

Rachael Taylor in 666 PARK AVENUE SOUTH - Season 1 | ©2012 ABC/Craig Sjodin

The Drake Building where much of 666 PARK AVENUE takes place looks like a luxury New York address, but don’t be fooled. Ghosts show up and kill people, some residents come back from the dead, while others get eaten by the walls. The building’s owners, Gavin (Terry O’Quinn) and Olivia (Vanessa Williams) Durant, seem to have more power than even wealth and political influence can convey. And yet innocent, in-love Jane Van Veen, played by Rachael Taylor, and Henry Martin, played by Dave Annable, accept the offer to become the building’s new managers. Dave quickly starts to be taken in […]Read On »

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CD Review: TROUBLE WITH THE CURVE soundtrack

TROUBLE WITH THE CURVE soundtrack | ©2012 Varese Sarabande Records

Though primarily scaring the daylights out of listeners with the likes of the SCREAM series and THE WOMAN IN BLACK, Marco Beltrami can be just as capable of emotional Americana when given the shot. And for a grizzled icon whose last several self-directed pictures have suffered from his own truly horrific scores, it’s welcome indeed to have Beltrami step up to the plate for TROUBLE WITH THE CURVE. There’s no doubt that Eastwood’s longtime second A.D. Robert Lorenz can be thanked for bringing in a musical pinch hitter for his first time up at directing plate. And Beltrami shines with […]Read On »

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CD Review: WORLD OF WARCRAFT – MISTS OF PANDARIA soundtrack

WORLD OF WARCRAFT: MISTS OF PANDARIA soundtrack | ©2012 Blizzard Entertainment

While there’s no doubt that what’s left of my life would be gone if I fully ventured into the WORLD OF WARCRAFT, the scores for these games are certainly a journey well worth taking for listeners who want to submerge themselves into fantasy music environments. Like such mythic cinematic score quests as Howard Shore’s LORD OF THE RINGS, these various extensions of WARCRAFT keep adding to the complexity of what will likely be an eternally expanding tapestry of dungeons and dragons. Now the landscape goes beyond the “ethnic” qualities of fantastical good and evil characters to encompass a real-world land […]Read On »

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CD Review: FOR GREATER GLORY: THE TRUE STORY OF CRISTIADA soundtrack

FOR GREATER GLORY soundtrack | ©2012 Varese Sarabande Records

In an age when so many hypercritical film music fans rant about how every movie score sounds exactly the same, it’s to a composer’s credit if they have a musical signature that makes them stand out from the pack. But then, said golden age soundtrack devotees who are often the people mouthing these crotchety good old days generalities could easily say the same thing about their idols in a time when one could have easily interchanged the undeniably brilliant work of Erich Wolfgang Korngold with Max Steiner, or Dmitri Tiomkin with Victor Young for that matter. But there was certainly […]Read On »

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TV Review: ARROW – Season 1 – “Muse of Fire”

Stephen Amell in ARROW - Season 1 - "Muse of Fire" | ©2012 The CW/Jack Rowand

Stars:  Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, Paul Blackthorne, Colin Donnell, Susanna Thompson, Colin Salmon, Willa Holland Writers:  Teleplay by Geoff Johns & Marc Guggenheim, story by Andrew Kreisberg Director: David Grossman Network: The CW, airs Wednesday Nights Original Telecast: November 28, 2012 This week’s episode of ARROW reveals that there are families in Starling City far more dysfunctional than the Queens.  In the opening sequence, Moira Queen, (Susanna Thompson), the Queen family’s sturdy matriarch, finds herself caught in the crossfire of another family’s internal dissention, and narrowly escapes being gunned down outside her office building.  The business associate she was arguing […]Read On »

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TV Review: GLEE – Season 4 – “Thanksgiving”

Dianna Agron, Mark Salling and Jacob Artist in GLEE - Season 4 - "Thanksgiving" | ©2012 Fox/Jordin Althaus

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: Russel Friend & Garrett Lerner Director: Bradley Buecker Network: Fox, airs Thursdays Original Telecast: November 29, 2012 In a weird bit of scheduling, the latest episode of GLEE is called “Thanksgiving” and is airing a week after Thanksgiving. Huh? Couldn’t they have found a way to schedule the thing so it landed on Thanksgiving day? That said, “Thanksgiving” is actually another strong episode augmented by […]Read On »

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MEN IN BLACK III Highlights this week in Blu-ray and DVD Releases

MEN IN BLACK 3 | (c) 2012 Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Your time is short. We know this. So in order to expedite your buying and Netflix decision making, we provide you with a list of the cool and not-so-cool titles coming out for movies, television and everything in-between. So put your feet up, grab some popcorn and check out this week’s selections. Movies: MEN IN BLACK III – While I have not been a fan of the previous two MEN IN BLACK films, mostly because I am not a fan of Will Smith at all and I thought the whole premise was just beyond stupid. The third part of the […]Read On »

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