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Movie Review: PHANTOM THREAD

PHANTOM THREAD movie poster | ©2017 Focus Features

Rating: R Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Vicky Krieps, Lesley Manville Writer: Paul Thomas Anderson Director: Paul Thomas Anderson Distributor: Focus Features Release Date: December 20, 2017 PHANTOM THREAD manages the difficult but not entirely laudable feat of being both unpredictable and staid. We can’t guess where this tale of an elite dressmaker and his smitten muse is going, but the thread doesn’t remain shiny all the way through. Written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, PHANTOM THREAD is set in 1950s London. Everyone is still feeling the impact of WWII, but the wealthy and the royal still have the need for […]Read On »

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9JKL: Actress Liza Lapira on new CBS comedy – Exclusive Interview

Liza Lapira in 9JKL - Season 1 | ©2017 CBS/Cliff Lipson

In CBS’ new Top 20 Monday night comedy 9JKL, Mark Feuerstein plays Josh. Feuerstein created the series with his wife Dana Klein, based on a period in his life when he lived in a New York apartment with his parents next door on one side and his brother and sister-in-law on the other side. Liza Lapira plays Josh’s sister-in-law Eve. Lapira, a native New Yorker, has plenty of sitcom regular experience, including CON MAN, COOPER BARRETT’S GUIDE TO SURVIVING LIFE, SUPER FUN NIGHT, DON’T TRUST THE B**** IN APARTMENT 23, TRAFFIC LIGHT and HUFF. She’s also been in dramas including […]Read On »

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THE GIRLFRIEND EXPERIENCE: Actress Louisa Krause on Season 2 – Exclusive Interview

Louisa Krause is Anna Greenwald in THE GIRLFRIEND EXPERIENCE - Season 2 | ©2017 Starz

The second season of THE GIRLFRIEND EXPERIENCE, which has its finale on Starz this Sunday, December 17, is divided into two parts. Each half is written and directed by one of the series co-creators, Lodge Kerrigan and Amy Seimetz. Louisa Krause stars as Anna Greenwald, who offers “the girlfriend experience,” GFE for short, in Kerrigan’s portion of Season 2. The GFE involves a woman selling services of full companionship, as well as sex, to clients who can pay for it and who she deems acceptable. Anna’s life becomes exponentially more complicated when she falls in love with Washington, D.C. power […]Read On »

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ONCE UPON A TIME: Co-Creator Adam Horowitz on the Season 7 reboot – Exclusive Interview

Robert Carlyle as Rumplestiltskin/Mr. Gold in ONCE UPON A TIME - Season 7 | ©2017 ABC/Bob D'Amico

In Season 7, ABC’s ONCE UPON A TIME has moved its airings to Friday nights, and its main setting from Storybrooke, Maine to Seattle, Washington, but it still has its same fairytale vibe. It also still has former Evil Queen Regina, aka Ronnie (Lana Parrilla), Rumpelstiltskin, aka Mr. Gold, now aka police detective Weaver (Robert Carlyle), Captain Killian “Hook” Jones, aka police lieutenant Killian Jones (Colin O’Donoghue) and now-grown Henry Mills (Andrew J. West) fighting an all-new Dark Curse. Perhaps most surprisingly, in a television industry where so many people move along from project to project, ONCE UPON A TIME […]Read On »

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Dorking Out – Episode 77: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and I Want To Make Sure It Sticks Edition

Dorking Out Podcast | © 2017 Dorking Out Show

Hey there, dorks. In this episode we review the new Amazon series THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL, which is created by Amy Sherman-Palladino, the mastermind behind GILMORE GIRLS. And whenever we think of GILMORE GIRLS we think about how much Chris’s wife, Laura, hates them. So, Laura will be joining us to talk about THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL. Does she hate it with the same burning hot passion? Listen and find out. We hope you enjoy our dorky podcast. You can listen to us here, or you can find us on iTunes and Stitcher. Related: Dorking Out – Episode 76 – The Golden Globe Nomination Shocker: Get Out […]Read On »

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Dorking Out – Episode 76 – The Golden Globe Nomination Shocker: Get Out is a Comedy! Edition

Dorking Out Podcast | © 2017 Dorking Out Show

Hey there, dorks. In today’s episode we talk about the Golden Globe nominations. Apparently, GET OUT is a comedy now. We have a lot of thoughts and feelings about this year’s nominations for movies and TV, including the lack of female directing nominees, no love for WONDER WOMAN and more. Also, we announce our new format for Season 3 of Dorking Out. You need to listen! Best Motion Picture, Drama “Call Me by Your Name” “Dunkirk” “The Post” “The Shape of Water” “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy “The Disaster Artist” “Get Out” “The Greatest […]Read On »

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WHITE FAMOUS: Utkarsh Ambudkar on playing an agent on Season 1 – Exclusive Interview

Utkarsh Ambudkar as Malcolm in WHITE FAMOUS - Season 1 | ©2017 Showtime/Michael Desmond

In WHITE FAMOUS, which just completed its first season on Showtime, Jay Pharoah portrays standup comic Floyd Mooney, who is trying to balance his original fan base with “breakout” fame. Utkarsh Ambudcar plays Floyd’s agent Malcolm. Ambudcar, originally from Maryland, has an arc on THE MINDY PROJECT as the heroine’s relative. He’s also been in a host of other series and films, including PITCH PERFECT and BARBERSHOP: THE NEXT CUT. Often, actors have to go into strange surroundings to research their characters, but most of them have met at least a few agents. Ambudkar talks about playing someone from the […]Read On »

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OUTLANDER: Sophie Skelton on family ties in Season 3 and the new DAY OF THE DEAD: BLOODLINE – Exclusive Interview

Sophie Skelton is Brianna Randall and Caitriona Balfe is Claire Randall Fraser in OUTLANDER - Season 3 | ©2017 Starz

OUTLANDER has its third-season finale this Sunday, December 10, on Starz. Fans of the series based on Diana Gabaldon’s novels need not fear. OUTLANDER, which chronicles the enduring romance between twentieth-century nurse-turned-doctor/accidental time traveler Claire Randall (Caitriona Balfe) and her soulmate, eighteenth-century Highlander Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan), has been renewed for a fourth season and is in talks for a fifth. English actress Sophie Skelton plays Brianna Randall, the daughter of Claire and Jamie, who grows up in America believing Claire’s twentieth-century spouse Frank Randall (Tobias Menzies) is her real father. Some time after Frank’s death, Claire tells Brianna the […]Read On »

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New 4K, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Releases for 12/5

DESPICABLE ME 3 | © 2017 Universal Home Entertainment

Your guide to some of the new releases that are out this week. DESPICABLE ME 3 The difference between franchises that are able to continue being good and delivering at the box office is the ability to keep things fresh when at the same time being somewhat familiar. The DESPICABLE ME franchise does that with the third installment mixing in enough new characters and a brand new storyline that also happens to include all the favorite characters from the first two movies. In part three, Gru meets his long-lost twin brother that seems to be everything he has been missing […]Read On »

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WHITE FAMOUS: Co-creator Tom Kapinos chats about new Showtime series – Exclusive Interview

Jay Pharoah as Floyd in WHITE FAMOUS - Season 1 Key Art | ©2017 Showtime

Showtime’s Sunday-night half-hour comedy WHITE FAMOUS is loosely based on the life of Jamie Foxx. Jay Pharoah plays Floyd Mooney, balancing the success he enjoys as a standup comedian among black audiences with trying to work as an actor and gain traction with white viewers. Tom Kapinos, who had previously created Showtime’s long-running dark comedy CALIFORNICATION, created WHITE FAMOUS with Buddy Lewis and Chris Spencer. He talks about the series’ beginnings and how it all works. ASSIGNMENT X: How did WHITE FAMOUS come together? Did Jamie Foxx come to you with it? TOM KAPINOS: No. Showtime came to me a […]Read On »

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