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Movie Review: MORGAN

MORGAN | © 2016 Twentieth Century Fox

Rating: R Stars: Kate Mara, Anya Taylor-Joy, Rose Leslie, Michael Yare, Toby Jones, Chris Sullivan, Boyd Holbrook, Vinette Robinson, Michelle Yeoh, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Paul Giamatti, Brian Cox Writer: Seth W. Owen Director: Luke Scott Distributor: Twentieth Century Fox Release Date: September 2, 2016 MORGAN is a science-fiction/horror story that plays hardball with our sympathies. Even as we’re shown the danger posed by Morgan (Anya Taylor-Joy) in the opening moments, we instinctively side with her and those who want to protect her. This instinct is challenged throughout, as – this isn’t giving much away – the first scene won’t be […]Read On »

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DORKING OUT – Episode 10: The Star Trek 50th Anniversary Edition

Dorking Out Show | © 2016 Chris Smith/Sonia Mansfield

</iframe Hey there, dorks. In honor of the 50th anniversary of STAR TREK, we are going to boldly go where this podcast has never gone before: over the two-hour mark. We have put together an epic STAR TREK-themed episode for this week’s episode of “Dorking Out.” In our first two segments, Mark A. Altman and Edward Gross, the authors of the best book we’ve ever read about STAR TREK and the inner workings of Hollywood, “The Fifty-Year Mission: The Complete, Uncensored, Unauthorized Oral History of Star Trek: The First 25 Years,” join us to talk about all things STAR TREK, […]Read On »

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NARCOS: Pedro Pascal gives the scoop on Season 2 – interview

NARCOS | © 2016 Netflix

Season 2 of Netflix’s hit NARCOS launches in its ten-episode entirety Friday, September 2. The fact-based series chronicles the home and professional life of Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar, played by Wagner Maura, and the efforts of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency to bring him down. Real-life DEA agents Steve Murphy and Javier Pena are played by, respectively, Boyd Holbrook and Pedro Pascal. Born in Chile and raised in the U.S., Pascal enjoyed a healthy career in theatre and television before gaining international cult status for his performance as the magnetic Oberyn Martell in Season 4 of GAME OF THRONES. […]Read On »

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TV Review: BONES – Season 11 – “The Fight in the Fixer”

TJ Thyne, Tamara Taylor, Michaela Conlin, Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz in BONES - Season 10 | ©2014 Fox/Brian Bowen Smith

Stars: David Boreanaz, Emily Deschanel, Michaela Conlin, TJ Thyne, Tamara Taylor, John Boyd, Brian Klugman, Sara Rue, Alyssa Diaz Writer: Joe Hortua, series created by Hart Hanson, based on the life and writings of Kathy Reichs Director: Silver Tree Network: Fox Network, Thursdays @ 8 PM Airdate: May 12, 2016 The BONES Season 11 episode has the usual mash-ups of primary mystery and secondary subplots, but the latter seem a tad half-hearted here. Perhaps the most enjoyable aspect of the episode is simply seeing Hodgins (TJ Thyne) returning to his old enthusiasm for lab experiments. An experiment is called for […]Read On »

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TV Review: SUPERNATURAL – Season 11 – “Beyond the Mat”

Jensen Ackles is Dean in SUPERNATURAL - Season 11 - "Just My Imagination" | © 2015 The CW/Bettina Strauss

Stars: Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Misha Collins, Mark A. Sheppard, Aleks Paunovic, Jackie Debatin, Mike “The Miz” Mizanin, Aidan Kahn, Bethany Brown Writers: John Bring & Andrew Dabb, series created by Eric Kripke Director: Jerry Wanek Network: The CW, Wednesdays @ 9 PM Original Airdate: February 24, 2016 The SUPERNATURAL Season 11 episode “Beyond the Mat” has it both ways – it’s a perfectly good procedural with the boys, while moving the plot forward with ex-King of Hell Crowley (Mark A. Sheppard) and current down-under ruler Lucifer (Misha Collins). On the more or less standalone side, Dean (Jensen Ackles) proposes […]Read On »

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STRANGER THINGS: The Duffer Brothers talk about their Netflix series – Exclusive Interview

STRANGER THINGS poster | ©2016 Netflix

Twin brothers Matt Duffer and Ross Duffer, known professionally as the Duffer Brothers, have made their first TV show, Netflix’s STRANGER THINGS. Set in a small town in 1983, STRANGER THINGS evokes films of that era by Steven Spielberg. There are young boys on bicycles (Galen Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Finn Wolfhard), searching for their lost friend Will (Noah Schnapp), whose mother (Winona Ryder) is frantically trying to connect with her son through unusual means, a mysterious young girl, Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown), with strange powers, a transdimen sional rift, a monster, and more. STRANGER THINGS deftly reconstructs the joys of […]Read On »

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ASH VS. EVIL DEAD: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON highlights Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Releases for August 23, 2016

ASH VS. EVIL DEAD: The Complete First Season | © 2016 Anchor Bay Home Entertainment

  Movies: CLOWN – Yikes, this one is just an under-the-skin gnarly flick from the outset. First off, everyone hates clown. OK, adults hate clowns. But combined with evil, they are the absolute worst. CLOWN begins with an innocent birthday party where the person they hired as a clown for their son’s party isn’t able to come to the house. So the dad, being a good guy, finds a clown outfit in a house he is renovating and makes everyone happy. The problem is that he can’t get the outfit off the next day. Soon it becomes painful to take […]Read On »

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ROADIES: Carla Gugino talks the season finale – exclusive interview

Carla Gugino as Shelli and Luke Wilson as Bill in ROADIES | © 2016 Katie Yu/SHOWTIME

Carla Gugino is one of the stars of Showtime Network’s ROADIES, which wraps its first season Sunday, August 28. Created by Cameron Crowe, ROADIES is a serio-comedic look at the lives of the road crew that keeps their band moving from city to city on a major tour. Gugino’s Shelli Anderson is the road manager for the Staton-House Band, devoted to her job and torn between her absent husband and her very present colleague, tour manager Bill Hanson, played by Luke Wilson. In feature films, Florida Gugino starred in the SPY KIDS franchise, ELEKTRA LUXX and SUCKER PUNCH, among many […]Read On »

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THE STRAIN: Natalie Brown/Richard Sammel talk Season 3 – exclusive interview

THE STRAIN | © 2016 FX

THE STRAIN begins its third season on FX Network Sunday, August 28, with Manhattan fully under the control of the Master. Based on the trilogy of novels by Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan, who also created the television series, THE STRAIN presents us with the Master as an ancient strigoi, or vampire, who holds telepathic sway over an ever-increasing legion of bloodsuckers. Lined up against the Master are a small group of humans. Among those on the Master’s side are his longtime ally Thomas Eichorst, played by Richard Sammel, and newly-turned Kelly Goodweather, portrayed by Natalie Brown. Brown, a […]Read On »

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RUSH HOUR: Aimee Garcia and Page Kennedy – exclusive interview

Aimee Garcia as Didi Diaz in RUSH HOUR | © 2016 CBS

In CBS’ RUSH HOUR, Jon Foo stars as a Chinese police detective in Los Angeles, with Justin Hires as his LAPD partner. Aimee Garcia and Page Kennedy costar as characters on opposite sides of the law. Garcia’s single mother Detective Didi Diaz is all for enforcing the law, while Kennedy’s Gerald is an informant who gets into a lot of questionable situations. Garcia spent several years on DEXTER as the title character’s innocent child-care provider. Kennedy, who is also a standup comedian and hip-hop artist when he’s not acting, was a regular on BACKSTROM and BLUE MOUNTAIN STATE. AX: Were […]Read On »

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