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TV Review: EUREKA – Season 5 – “In Too Deep”

Trevor Jackson, Kavan Smith, Colin Ferguson, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Felicia Day and Neil Grayston in EUREKA - Season 5 - "In Too Deep" | ©2012 Syfy/Eike Schroter

Stars: Colin Ferguson, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Joe Morton, Erica Cerra, Neil Grayston, Niall Matter, Felicia Day, Trevor Jackson, Kavan Smith, Christopher Gauthier, Christopher Jacot Writer: Terri Hughes Burton & Ron Milbauer, series created by Andrew Cosby & Jaime Paglia Director: Colin Ferguson Network: Syfy, Mondays @ 9 PM Original Telecast: June 11, 2012 Credit EUREKA star Colin Ferguson with not taking the easy route with his directing gig “In Too Deep.” Not only does the actor work plenty in front of the camera as well as behind it, but he spends much of the episode in large amounts of water. The […]Read On »

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TV Review: THE GLASS HOUSE – Season 1 – Series Premiere

A scene with Apollo, Alex, Holly and Jacob from the premiere episode of THE GLASS HOUSE - Season 1 | ©2012 Nicole Wilder/ABC

Network: ABC, Airs on Mondays at 10 p.m. Original Telecast: June 18, 2012 ABC has long been trying to start a reality show franchise that it can own outside of THE BACHELOR/BACHELORETTE and DANCING WITH THE STARS powerhouses. They have tried to copy THE AMAZING RACE and failed. They had a great reality show in THE MOLE that never seemed to get off the ground in terms of viewers even though it was awesome. Now, they are trying to copy BIG BROTHER with THE GLASS HOUSE. Of course, this reality show made headlines before even airing because of the lawsuit […]Read On »

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TV Review: LONGMIRE – Season 1 – “A Damn Shame”

Robert Taylor in LONGMIRE - Season 1 - "A Damn Shame" | ©2012 A&E

Stars: Robert Taylor, Katee Sackhoff, Lou Diamond Phillips, Cassidy Freeman, Bailey Chase, Adam Bartley, Louanne Stephens  Writer: Hunt Baldwin & John Coveny, Based on the novels by Craig Johnson Director: Christopher Chupack Network: A&E, airs Sunday nights Original Telecast: June 17, 2012 “A Damn Shame” actually has a lot of flavor and content from the LONGMIRE Craig Johnson novel “The Dark Horse.” Like the pilot episode this one takes more elements from the source material and then makes them work in the 45 minute frame than a single episode of the series allows. I have to agree with a lot […]Read On »

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TV Review: FALLING SKIES – Season 2 – “World’s Apart” – Season Premiere

Noah Wyle as Tom Mason in FALLING SKIES "World's Apart" | © 2012 James Dittiger/TNT

Cast: Noah Wyle, Moon Bloodgood, Will Patton, Connor Jessup, Drew Roy, Maxim Knight, Sarah Carter Writer: Mark Verheiden Director: Greg Beeman Network: TNT, Airs Sundays at 9 p.m. Original Telecast: June 17, 2012 Full disclosure: I did not watch the first season of FALLING SKIES. I did not see it when it aired last year, I did not watch it on DVD. So I am a fresh face to all of this, so forgive me if something seems obvious but isn’t. Here’s what I got from the opening montage from Season One: Aliens pull an INDEPENDENCE DAY on us. Steal […]Read On »

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CD Review: Haley Reinhart – LISTEN UP!

Haley Reinhart - LISTEN UP! | ©2012 Interscope Records/19 Entertainment

Distributor: Interscope Records/19 Entertainment Suggested Retail Price: $7.99 As AMERICAN IDOL has de-volved into an on-going parade of white guy with guitar winners and even blander Top 10 finalists, Season 10 did prove to have a diamond in the rough. Her name was Haley Reinhart. She wasn’t country. She wasn’t a Whitney clone. She was an original with a jazzy sound, a great look and unfortunately too much criticism heaved on by the biased judges that made sure she didn’t get past the third position in the competition even though she deserved to be in the final two (and honestly, […]Read On »

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Exclusive Photos from the THAT’S MY BOY World Premiere

Adam Sandler and Ciara Harris at the World Premiere of THAT'S MY BOY | ©2012 Sue Schneider

Columbia Pictures held the World Premiere of THAT’S MY BOY recently at the Regency Theatre in Westwood. Actors from comedy, music, and other genres walked the carpet to see this new film starring Adam Sandler and Andy Samberg. From the film: Adam Sandler (Producer), Andy Samberg, Leighton Meester, Robert Van Winkle AKA Vanilla Ice, Susan Sarandon, Eva Amurri Martino, Milo Ventimiglia, Blake Clark, Tony Orlando, Luenell Campbell, Ciara Harris, Todd Bridges, Erin Andrews, Julia Wolov, Peggy Stewart, Justin Weaver, Abigail Klein, Dana Goodman, Rebecca Marshall, Sean Anders (Director) and David Caspe (Writer). Joining the stars were guests, which included: Joanna […]Read On »

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Interview: THE BORGIAS executive producer James Flynn talks Season 2

Holliday Grainger, Francois Arnaud, Jeremy Irons and David Oakes in THE BORGIAS - Season 2 | ©2012 Showtime

THE BORGIAS, Showtime’s epic series about the notorious family that flourished in Rome the late fifteenth and early sixteen century, ends its second season Sunday. Not to fear – Showtime has ordered a third season to air in 2013. Created by executive producer Neil Jordan, THE BORGIAS tells the story of what happened during papal reign of patriarch Rodrigo Borgia (Jeremy Irons), who was Pope Alexander VI from 1492 through 1503. Season Two of THE BORGIAS began with a bang, or more precisely a burning, as one character was immolated inside an enormous representation of a bull in the episode […]Read On »

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CD Review: SILENT HILL: DOWNPOUR soundtrack

SILENT HILL: DOWNPOUR soundtrack | ©2012 Milan Records

Daniel Licht certainly knows clever ways to kill people in the company of DEXTER, not to mention a gore-splattered musical past that includes HELLRAISER: BLOODLINE, THINNER and BAD MOON. It’s a set of eerie skills that suit him well for entering the video game netherworld for the first time with two entries into the SILENT HILL mythos. Up first is SILENT HILL: DOWNPOUR, which has an escaped convict being thrown into this twisted Twilight Zone after a Richard Kimble-style bus crash. Starting off DOWNPOUR with a bang is a catchy theme song by Korn’s Jonathan Davis, whose thrash makes it […]Read On »

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CD Review: BATTLESHIP soundtrack

BATTLESHIP soundtrack | ©2012 Varese Sarabande Records

When it comes to playing Big F’n Machine Things and slo-mo shots of beautiful heroes looking very concerned as the world appears to be ending in effects Armageddon, Steve Jablonsky remains the unstoppable equivalent to Optimus Prime, blasting out irresistibly catchy rhythms for the Michael Bay school of visual overload. What makes Jablonsky’s work supreme for the multiplex is his ability to run a marathon of hyper-notes with a heroic, thematic hook, breathlessly going through every motivic permutation possible when the score isn’t allowed to stop- yet still making that exhaustion fun. On that end, BATTLESHIP’s music beds are perhaps […]Read On »

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Blu-ray Review: THE WOMAN IN BLACK

THE WOMAN IN BLACK Blu-ray | ©2012 Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Ciaran Hinds, Janet McTeer Writer: Jane Goldman, based on the novel by Susan Hill Director: James Watkins Suggested Retail Price: $35.99 (Blu-ray), $30.99 (DVD) It’s hard to craft an old fashioned ghost story in a world where found footage films seem to be the only thing pulling horror fans into theaters. Thank goodness for THE WOMAN IN BLACK, the latest attempt at the classic Hammer Films label to bring back the vibe and tone of their 1960s heyday. They’ve found great material with the James Goldman script based on the novel by Susan Hill. It’s […]Read On »

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