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TV Review: SUPERNATURAL – Season 8 – “A Little Slice of Kevin”

Jensen Ackles and Misha Collins in SUPERNATURAL - Season 8 - "A Little Slice of Kevin" | ©2012 The CW/Liane Hentscher

Stars: Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, DJ Qualls, Liane Balaban Writer: Eugenie Ross-Leming & Brad Buckne, series created by Eric Kripke Director: Charles Robert Carner Network: The CW, Wednesdays @ 9 PM Original Airdate: November 14, 2012 Castiel (Misha Collins) is back on SUPERNATURAL. Naturally, instead of rejoicing, Dean (Jensen Ackles) is filled with suspicion – how the hell did Cass get out of Purgatory? – and guilt, because Dean didn’t get Cass out of Purgatory himself. This happens in the midst of Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean trying to track down the connection between seven people who have vanished in […]Read On »

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DANCING WITH THE STARS: ALL-STARS Season 15 Recap: Shawn Johnson gets into a BAD lead

Shawn Johnson and Derek Hough at the premiere of THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER | ©2012 Sue Schneider

Stars:  Emmitt Smith, Kelly Monaco, Melissa Rycroft, Apolo Anton Ohno, Shawn Johnson Network: ABC, airs Mondays, Tuesdays Original Telecast: November 19th, 2012 Quirky dances fused with an eclectic mix of music gave way to a night of firsts on DANCING WITH THE STARS, not too mention a homage to Michael Jackson’s BAD album – do they still call it that? – as part of the duos’ second dances. Still, it’s clear who should stay and who should go now, but will the fans agree? Melissa Rycroft & Tony Dovolani absolutely stupefied the audience with an amazing if not the best […]Read On »

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TV Review: THE WALKING DEAD – Season 3 – “Hounded”

Norman Reedus and Melissa Suzanne McBride in THE WALKING DEAD - Season 3 - "Hounded" | ©2012 AMC/Blake Tyers

Stars: Andrew Lincoln, David Morrissey, Laurie Holden, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Chandler Riggs, Danai Gurira, Michael Rooker, Scott Wilson, Emily Kinney, Dallas Roberts, Lew Temple  Writer: Scott M. Gimple Director: Dan Attias Network: AMC, airs Sunday nights  Original Telecast: November 18, 2012 In the sixth episode of THE WALKING DEAD Season 3, “Hounded,” Michonne (Danai Gurira) begins a one-woman war on Woodbury while Andrea (Laurie Holden) wants to become a contributor to the community. But she soon finds that although she condemned the Governor’s (David Morrissey) brand of entertainment, bloodlust may be something she shares in common with the fighters in the arena. […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: CASTLE star Molly Quinn talks about Season 5 and growing up

Molly Quinn in CASTLE - Season 5 - "Secret's Safe With Me" | ©2012 ABC/Richard Cartwright

On CASTLE, our best-selling novelist title character, played by Nathan Fillion, may have trouble working out his love life vis-à-vis Detective Kate Beckett (Stana Katic), but he’s a wonderful dad to daughter Alexis, portrayed by Molly Quinn. CASTLE is now in its fifth season on ABC, Mondays at 10 PM. Texas-born Quinn is now eighteen years old, which means she started playing Alexis when she was fourteen. With Quinn on the red carpet at the Disney WRECK-IT RALPH premiere – the movie and CASTLE have the same parent company – ASSIGNMENT X caught up with her for some insight on […]Read On »

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TV Review: AMERICAN HORROR STORY: ASYLUM – Season 2 – “I Am Anne Frank – Part 1”

Franka Potente in AMERICAN HORROR STORY - Season 2 - "I Am Anne Frank Part 1" | ©2012 FX/Byron Cohen

Stars: Zachary Quinto, Joseph Fiennes, Sarah Paulson, Lily Rabe, Evan Peters, Lizzie Brochere, James Cromwell, Jessica Lange, Chloe Sevigny, Adam Levine, Jenna Dewan Tatum, Clea DuVall Writer: Jessica Sharzer, series created by Ryan Murphy & Brad Falchuk Director: Michael Uppendahl Network: FX, Wednesdays @ 10 PM Original Airdate: November 7, 2012 “I Am Anne Frank: Part 1” takes AMERICAN HORROR STORY: ASYLUM down another interesting path that wasn’t previously discussed (but maybe hinted at) in the first several episodes. So far in the series we’ve had aliens, demonic possession, and genetic experiments run amok in the woods ready to anything […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: WRECK-IT RALPH voice actor Gerald Rivers on M. Bison’s guest appearance

M. Bison in WRECK-IT RALPH | ©2012 Walt Disney Pictures

In the venerable videogame franchise STREET FIGHTER, M. Bison is a Boss, aka top villain, character. M. Bison appears as himself in Disney’s new 3D animated hit WRECK-IT RALPH. Without providing big spoilers, let’s just say that we see a very different side of M. Bison in RALPH than we see in STREET FIGHTER. Actor Gerald Rivers has been the voice of M. Bison for any iterations of STREET FIGHTER. We caught up to him on the WRECK-IT RALPH red carpet, where he was extremely cordial and friendly in discussing voicing M. Bison’s guest turn in RALPH. ASSIGNMENT X: How […]Read On »

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TV Review: SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE – Season 38 – Host Jeremy Renner

Jeremy Renner hosts SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE - Season 38 | ©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: November 17, 2012 The downward spiral of SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE continues with this abysmal episode hosted by Jeremy Renner. While Renner is an amazing dramatic actor, doing live TV is not necessarily his strong suit, although when his piano failed to play during his monologue, he handled himself quite well until the problem was fixed. That said, most of the sketches were terrible this […]Read On »

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TV Review: GLEE – Season 4 – “Glease”

Blake Jenner, Melissa Benoist, Jacob Artist and Jenna Ushkowitz in GLEE - Season 4 - "Glease"| ©2012 Fox/Adam Rose

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: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa Director: Michael Uppendahl Network: Fox, airs Thursdays Original Telecast: November 15, 2012 How do you screw up GREASE, the excellent musical and 1970s film that celebrated young romance in the 1950s? Well, you hand it over to GLEE. With “Glease” we get the kids at McKinley High putting on their latest fall musical, and the musical part, yes, is pretty damn good. It’s […]Read On »

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TV Review: ARROW – Season 1 – “Legacies”

Kyle Schmid as Ace in ARROW - Season 1 - "Legacies" | ©2012 The CW/Jack Rowand

Stars:  Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, Paul Blackthorne, Colin Donnell, Susanna Thompson, Colin Salmon, Willa Holland Writers: Moira Kirkland & Marc Guggenheim Director: John Behring Network: The CW, airs Wednesday Nights Original Telecast: November 14, 2012 This week’s episode of ARROW, “Legacies,” has its moments, but mostly I experienced it as a missed opportunity.  After making some headway last week by revealing more of Oliver Queen’s (Stephen Amell’s) experiences as a left-for-dead castaway on the mysterious island, as well as illuminating more of the criminal conspiracy that surrounds Oliver’s mother Moira (Susanna Thompson), ARROW decided to leave both of those storylines […]Read On »

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Movie Review: THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN – PART 2 – Twihard Review

THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN - PART 2 movie poster | ©2012 Summit Entertainment

Rated: PG-13 Stars: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Mackenzie Foy Writer: Melissa Rosenberg based on the novel by Stephenie Meyer Director: Bill Condon Release Date: November 16, 2012 **SPOILER ALERT – If you haven’t read the books you may read things here you didn’t already know** Could OMG! OMG! OMG! suffice for a movie review?  From the moment the credits opened in THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN – PART 2 I had goosebumps.  The film opens where Part 1 ended, as we see the world through Bella’s (Kristen Stewart) newborn red, vampiric eyes seeing for the first time floating […]Read On »

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