TV Review: THE VAMPIRE DIARIES – Season 3 – “Do Not Go Gentle”

Torrey DeVitto as Meredith in THE VAMPIRE DIARIES Do Not Go Gentle | © 2012 Quantrell D. Colbert/The CW

Stars: Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder Writer: Michael Narducci, Based on the book by L.J. Smith Director: Joshua Butler     Network: The CW, airs Thursday nights Original Telecast: April 24, 2012 The most important thing about THE VAMPIRE DIARIES episode “Do not go Gentle” is the fact that they are finally doing something with Alaric (Matthew Davis) that is worthwhile! For the better part of this season I have been railing on the fact that the writers just can’t seem to make up their minds in regards to what to do with Alaric. He gets smacked around, killed and […]Read On »


TV Review: MAD MEN – Season 5 – “At the Codfish Ball”

Elisabeth Moss as Peggy Olson in MAD MEN At the Codfish Ball | (c) 2012 Ron Jaffe/AMC

Stars: John Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, Christina Hendricks, Jared Harris, John Slattery, January Jones, Jessica Pare, Robert Morse, Aaron Staton, Rich Sommer, Kiernan Shipka Writer: Jonathan Igla, Series created by Matthew Wiener Director: Michael Uppendahl      Network: AMC, airs Sunday nights Original Telecast: April 29, 2012 “At the Codfish Ball” has some lovely moments for MAD MEN. Post last episode’s huge Don (John Hamm) and Megan (Jessica Pare) drama it is nice to see the two working as a couple both in the home and in the workplace. The simple fact that Megan’s idea is the one that saves […]Read On »


TV Review: CASTLE – Season 4 – “Undead Again”

Stana Katic as Beckett and Nathan Fillion as Castle on CASTLE Undead Again | (c) 2012 ABC/RICHARD CARTWRIGHT

Stars: Nathan Fillion, Stana Katic, Susan Sullivan, Molly Quinn, Tamala Jones, Seamus Deaver, Jon Huertas, Penny Johnson Jerald Writer: Alexi Hawley Director: John Terlesky Network: ABC, Monday nights, 10 p.m. Original Telecast: April 30, 2012 Those of us CASTLE fans who have been waiting none too patiently for Rick Castle (Nathan Fillion) and Det. Kate Beckett (Stana Katic) to get their game on, so to speak, get some hope in “Undead Again.” The episode is for the most part classic CASTLE fluff – until near the end…. The episode starts, however with Castle sneaking up on daughter Alexis (Molly Quinn) in their ongoing laser tag game. Only […]Read On »


Interview: THE AVENGERS’ Mark Ruffalo Hulks Up over Joss Whedon

Mark Ruffalo star as the Hulk in THE AVENGERS | (c) 2012 Zade Rosenthal/Marvel

At the risk of printing a big spoiler, Mark Ruffalo would like to make known what his most memorable moment was during the filming of THE AVENGERS. In playing Dr. Bruce Banner, who when angry turns into the formidable huge green Hulk, it would seem that Ruffalo has plenty of moments to choose from. At a press conference to promote the film, Ruffalo’s cohorts Robert Downey Jr., who plays Tony Stark/Iron Man, and Chris Hemsworth, who portrays Thor, both cite the scene when all the superheroes are together for the first time. Ruffalo, however, has a different moment. “Mine was […]Read On »


DANCING WITH THE STARS Season 14 Recap: Jaleel White Kicked Off, Roshon Fegan saved

Jaleel White and Kym Johnson are kicked off Dancing with the Stars | (c) 2012 ABC/Adam Taylor

Stars: Donald Driver, Roshon Fegan, Melissa Gilbert, Katherine Jenkins, William Levy, Maria Menounos, Jaleel White Network: ABC, airs Mondays, Tuesdays Original Telecast: May 1st, 2012 There was a big surprise moment tonight on DANCING WITH THE STARS when Jaleel White & partner Kym Johnson got ousted over lesser scoring couple Melissa Gilbert & Maksim Chmerkovskiy. It was even more jarring to see Roshon Fegan & Chelsie Hightower go head to head with White & Johnson in the Rumba dance duel and WIN. It’s all subjective, isn’t it? It had nothing to do with the fact that White made an off-color […]Read On »


HAYWIRE highlights this week in DVD and Blu-ray Releases

HAYWIRE | (c) 2012 Lionsgate 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: HAYWIRE – First things first, Gina Carano is one hell of a good looking woman. It is amazing that after being a somewhat legitimate MMA fighter that she still looks as good as she does. I mean how many damn blows to the face you could take […]Read On »


TV Review: TOUCH – Season 1 – “Noosphere Rising”

Martin (Kiefer Sutherland) finds Teller's mysterious workshop in the Noosphere Rising" on Fox's TOUCH | (c) 2012 Isabella Vosmikova/FOX

Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, David Mazouz, Danny Glover Writer: Tim Kring & Carol Barbee Director: Gwyneth Horder-Payton Network: Fox, airs Thursday nights Original Telecast: April 26, 2012 One of the toughest challenges the writers of TOUCH must have is making sure all the different story lines intersect organically while all we viewers have to do is keep track of them. In “Noosphere Rising” the connections aren’t quite as clear, but here goes. On the main story front, Martin Baum (Kiefer Sutherland) is trying to make sense of Arthur Teller’s (Danny Glover) death, as is Clea (Gugu Mbatha-Raw). While going over the surveillance video of […]Read On »


TV Review: REVENGE – Season 1 – “Justice”

James Purefoy as Dominick Wright and Henry Czerny as Conrad Grayson in ABC's REVENGE Justice | (c) 2012 ABC/COLLEEN HAYES)

Stars: Emily VanCamp, Madeleine Stowe, Henry Czerny, Josh Bowman, Nick Wechsler, Gabriel Mann, Ashley Madekwe, Christa B. Allen, Connor Paolo Writer: Sallie Patrick & Liz Tigelaar Director: Bobby Roth Network: ABC, Wednesday nights, 10 p.m. Original Telecast: April 25, 2012 Either Emily Thorne (Emily VanCamp) is remarkably good at moving with the flow of others’ movement in her great quest to wreak REVENGE on Victoria (Madeleine Stowe) and Conrad (Henry Czerny) Grayson, or we’re supposed to believe that she’s able to manipulate everything. I believe the former, but in “Justice,” you have still have to stretch the old willful suspension of disbelief muscle. Some of it may be that there’s just too much […]Read On »


DANCING WITH THE STARS Season 14 Recap: Melissa Gilbert fumbles, Maria Menounos shines

Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Melissa Gilbert perform on DANCING WITH THE STARS Week 7 | (c) 2012 ABC/ADAM TAYLOR

It’s Classical Night on DANCING WITH THE STARS: Week Seven! Elegance, and grace were present on the dance floor tonight as the first perfect score was received by Maria Menounos & Derek Hough! For weeks Menounos had been lingering behind heavy weights William Levy, Katherine Jenkins and Donald Driver and now she has stepped it up finally, coming in first this week with an impressive total of 57 points for the night. After their individual dances, the seven DWTS couples divided up into two groups to do the team dances this week. The scores were then added onto their individual […]Read On »


TV Review: ONCE UPON A TIME – Season 1 – “The Stranger”

Tony Amendola as Marco in ONCE UPON A TIME The Stranger | (c) 2012 ABC/JACK ROWAND

Stars: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison, Robert Carlyle, Lana Parrilla, Jared Gilmore, Josh Dallas, Raphael Sbarge, Eion Bailey Writer: Ian Goldberg & Andrew Chambliss Director: Gwynett Horder-Payton Network: ABC, Sunday nights, 8 p.m. Original Telecast: April 29, 2012 You’d think “The Stranger” would have come closer to the season finale of ONCE UPON A TIME as it’s definitely rich in pay-offs. Oh yes, oh yes. Like the whole August Booth (Eion Bailey) storyline. Ever since he showed up at the tale end of “True North,” we’ve been wondering about him, especially as we find out that he does know more than he should about the fairy tale world. But as we saw […]Read On »

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