BLINDSPOT: Creator Martin Gero on Season 2 – Interview

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Martin Gero created and is an executive producer on NBC’s BLINDSPOT, which begins its second season Wednesday, September 14. Last season, we were introduced to Jaimie Alexander’s character Jane Doe, an amnesiac covered neck to toes in elaborate tattoos, all interlinked but each with their own secret, hinting at a criminal activity that must be stopped. The most prominent tattoo spells out “Kurt Weller,” which happens to be the name of an FBI agent played by Sullivan Stapleton. The producers promise that Jane Doe’s identity will be revealed almost immediately in Season 2 and that Archie Panjabi of THE GOOD […]Read On »


BULL: Actor Michael Weatherly on new series – Exclusive Interview

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Michael Weatherly has spent thirteen years on NCIS playing Anthony DiNozzo. At the end of last season, DiNozzo bid farewell to his colleagues. Now Weatherly is back on CBS on Tuesday nights (right after NCIS), heading up the new series BULL. Weatherly’s character, Dr. Jason Bull, is loosely based on the early career of Dr. Phil McGraw when the latter was a trial consultant. In BULL, the protagonist heads up the Trial Analysis Corporation. Bull and his team of legal experts figure out the psychology of jurors and lawyers in order to help their clients in the courtroom. At a […]Read On »


THE GOOD PLACE: Director Drew Goddard chats new NBC comedy – interview

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THE GOOD PLACE, per NBC’s new Thursday-night comedy – which has a special premiere on Monday, September 19 – is where you go after death if you’ve been a wonderful person. Turns out that, in life, humans are graded by deed, and only the top percentage make it here. How good is the good place? So good that Ted Danson in his most kindly mode plays Michael, the being in charge. Kristen Bell plays Eleanor Shellstrop, who actually wasn’t so good while alive. She’s here through a clerical error, but now desperately trying to be good so no one finds […]Read On »


TV Review – DANCING WITH THE STARS – Season 23 – Week 2: The Results – Go Diego Go!

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Stars: Amber Rose, Calvin Johnson Jr., Jake T. Austin, James Hinchcliffe, Jana Kramer, Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, Laurie Hernandez, Marilu Henner, Maureen McCormick, Rick Perry, Ryan Lochte, Terra Jolé and Vanilla Ice Network: ABC, airs Mondays, Tuesdays Original Telecast: September 20th, 2013 DANCING WITH THE STARS : Season 23 – The Results was a welcome addition to our Tuesday night line-up again but what was missing were the couple confessionals. Candid, quirky and off-the-cuff, the confessionals showed a playful and comical side to the celebrities after they completed their dances. You would think in a two-hour results show they would have […]Read On »


TV Review: DANCING WITH THE STARS – Season 23 – Week 2 – A less exciting ballroom this week

Rick Perry and Emma Slater in DANCING WITH THE STARS - Season 23 | ©2016 ABC/Eric McCandless

Stars: Amber Rose, Calvin Johnson Jr., Jake T. Austin, James Hinchcliffe, Jana Kramer, Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, Laurie Hernandez, Marilu Henner, Maureen McCormick, Rick Perry, Ryan Lochte, Terra Jolé and Vanilla Ice Network: ABC, airs Monday Original Telecast: Sept. 19th, 2016 Well, no protesters hijacked the dance floor tonight on DANCING WITH THE STARS: Season 23, but not a lot else happened either. Most of the couples stabilized in the middle of the pack while only Olympian Laurie Hernandez and her partner Val Chmerkovskiy emerged once again in first place, however, only by one point. Hernandez and Chmerkovskiy earned 32 points […]Read On »


DEFYING THE NAZIS: THE SHARPS’ WAR – Exclusive Interview with Ken Burns and Artemis Joukowsky


DEFYING THE NAZIS: THE SHARPS’ WAR premieres on PBS Tuesday, September 20.  The documentary film about a Unitarian couple who smuggled Jews out of Nazi-occupied territory before and during World War II has a behind-the-scenes story that’s almost as interesting as what’s onscreen. Artemis Joukowsky, directing his first feature, eventually got his friend, the acclaimed documentarian Ken Burns to sign on as co-director. The film came about as a result of Joukowsky learning something unexpected about his maternal grandparents. ARTEMIS JOUKOWSKY: I was fourteen, and I was at the Allen Stevenson School, and I was given an assignment to interview […]Read On »


FX NETWORKS: CEO John Landgraf talks THE STRAIN – Season 3 and more – exclusive interview

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FX Networks and FX Productions’ CEO John Landgraf sounds very happy when he addresses the Television Critics Association in August, which isn’t surprising given what he has to say. “In the twelve years I’ve been at FX, I don’t think we’ve ever had a better first half of a calendar year than 2016, and I know we’ve definitely never had a better traditional broadcast year than the 2015-2016 season. In addition to the four TCA and two AFI Awards, we broke out own basic cable record with fifty-six Emmy Awards.” Landgraf credits Variety reporter Maureen Ryan with, in November, writing […]Read On »


DORKING OUT – Episode 12: The Prequels Strike Back Edition

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Hey there, dorks. You know how much we love to talk about STAR WARS, so this week’s podcast is extra exciting. We have the guys behind the documentary “The Prequels Strikes Back,” director Bradley Weatherholt, producer Kyle Brodeur and executive producer Alex Kane. The documentary examines one of the most talked about film trilogies, THE PHANTOM MENACE, ATTACK OF THE CLONES and REVENGE OF THE SITH. While a vocal majority of original “Star Wars” fans dismiss, and downright loathe, the prequels. There is a less vocal community of fans. We have a really fun and interesting discussion about STAR WARS […]Read On »


CAPTAIN AMERICA CIVIL WAR highlights Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Releases for Sept. 13, 2016

CAPTAIN AMERICA CIVIL WAR | © 2016 Disney Home Video

  Movies: CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR – One of the best movies of 2016 is indeed a comic book movie. And it is a doozy in a lot of ways. First it is one of the last movies of Phase 2 in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and it does a tremendous job of wrapping up everything that has come before it. Not only is CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR a continuation of the previous Cap film, CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER, but it also serves as a sequel to AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON. The film straddles the line of showing the […]Read On »


Movie Review: SNOWDEN

SNOWDEN | © 2016 Open Road

Rating: R Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Shailene Woodley, Rhys Ifans, Nicolas Cage, Melissa Leo, Zachary Quinto, Tom Wilkinson, Timothy Olyphant Writers: Kieran Fitzgerald & Oliver Stone, based on the books by Anatoly Kucherena and Luke Harding Director: Oliver Stone Distributor: Open Road Release Date: September 16, 2016 SNOWDEN, per its title, dramatizes the story of Edward Snowden, played here by Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Moving between the years 2004 and 2013, the film uses a pivotal set of interviews as a framing device. Snowden starts out as a conservative young aspiring military man who gets recruited into the NSA. Snowden’s computer skills earn […]Read On »

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