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THE BLACKLIST: REDEMPTION – Co-Creator Jon Bokenkamp – interview

Famke Janssen as Susan Hargrave | © 2017 Virginia Sherwood/NBC

Jon Bokenkamp created THE BLACKLIST, which is now in its fourth season on NBC. The series deals with FBI profiler Liz Keen (Megan Boone) and Raymond “Red” Reddington (James Spader), a very bad guy who has come in from the cold with a list of worse guys. Now Bokenkamp and John Eisendrath have created THE BLACKLIST: REDEMPTION, a spin-off that will take THE BLACKLIST’s Thursday-night slot on NBC for eight weeks. THE BLACKLIST: REDEMPTION follows Liz’s estranged husband Tom Keen, played by Ryan Eggold, a covert operative who teams up with Susan “Scottie” Hargrave (Famke Janssen). Scottie’s company Grey Matters […]Read On »

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WHEN WE RISE: Actor Michael Kenneth Williams – exclusive interview

Michael Kenneth Williams as Ken Jones in WHEN WE RISE | © 2017 ABC/Image Group LA

Michael Kenneth Williams has a wide-ranging career that encompasses everything from his Jazz Age gangster Chalky White in BOARDWALK EMPIRE to a heroic resistance fighter in THE PURGE: ANARCHY to the husband of Queen Latifah’s Bessie Smith in BESSIE, a performance that earned Williams an Emmy nomination. However, right now Williams is in the unusual position of being on television almost simultaneously as two very different gay black Viet Nam veterans. In ABC’s LGBTQ civil rights miniseries WHEN WE RISE, running February 7 through March 3, the actor from Brooklyn plays real-life gay rights activist Ken Jones. In Season 2 […]Read On »

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POP SHOW – Episode 42: Oscars and SpaceX’s moon mission

POP SHOW PODCAST | © 2016 AssignmentX

Welcome back to another episode of the POP SHOW starring Anthony C. Ferrante. Unfortunately, Anthony was not able to join us this week as he is still out shooting SHARKNADO 5. But Ryan Mitchelle is with us again as well as Christopher Allen Smith and myself. This week we delve deep into the Academy Awards broadcast including the big Oscars flub for Best Picture, how Jimmy Kimmel did and now Oscar winning SUICIDE SQUAD. We also chat about the proposed moon mission by SpaceX where it will send two private citizens around the satellite. Finally we chat about the death […]Read On »

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HUMANS: Actors Sam Palladio & Tom Goodman-Hill – exclusive interview

Emily Berrington as Niska in HUMANS | © 2017 AMC

In AMC’s HUMANS, now in its second season on Monday nights, things are changing for both the individual characters and the world at large. At a time when humanity has embraced Synthetics, human-appearing but computerized androids, as cheap labor and household help, some Synthetics have been designed as fully conscious, emotional beings. One of these, Niska (Emily Berrington), had gotten hold of the code that can make any Synth conscious at the end of Season 1, and in Season 2, she’s started to use it. Niska also shows up on the doorstep of the Hawkins family. Niska and her fellow […]Read On »

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WHEN WE RISE: Dustin Lance Black talks the civil rights miniseries – interview

Guy Pierce as Cleve Jones in WHEN WE RISE | © 2017 ABC/Image Group LA

WHEN WE RISE is a four-part miniseries, written by Dustin Lance Black, about the gay, lesbian and transgender civil rights movement from 1971 through the present. The ABC presentation, which also examines feminism and racial civil rights, begins Monday, February 27, skips a night and then continues Wednesday-Friday, March 1-3. Black earned an Oscar for his original screenplay for MILK, the 2008 feature film about the late San Francisco city supervisor and gay rights activist Harvey Milk. WHEN WE RISE similarly dramatizes the lives of real people. We see some of them in both their youth and as older adults. […]Read On »

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TV Review: SUPERNATURAL – Season 11 – “Alpha and Omega” – SEASON FINALE

Rob Benedict as Chuck Shurley in SUPERNATURAL | © 2017 Bettina Strauss/The CW

Stars: Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Misha Collins, Mark A. Sheppard, Ruth Connell, Rob Benedict, Emily Swallow, Lisa Berry, Elizabeth Blackmore Writer: Andrew Dabb, series created by Eric Kripke Director: Phil Sgriccia Network: The CW, Wednesdays @ 9 PM Original Airdate: May 25, 2016 The SUPERNATURAL Season 11 finale, “Alpha and Omega,” goes for the emotion. Yeah, we’ve kinda-sorta been here before, but once in awhile, it’s okay to hug. Also, even though the audience knows if Season 12 is coming, there’s a good chance that the universe won’t end after all, the characters have to believe the end is nigh […]Read On »

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TV Review: BONES – Season 12 – “The Hope in the Horror” – SEASON PREMIERE

Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz in BONES The Hope in the Horror | © 2017 Ray Mickshaw/FOX

Stars: David Boreanaz, Emily Deschanel, Michaela Conlin, TJ Thyne, Tamara Taylor, John Boyd, Michael Grant Terry, Eric Millegan, Tim Guinee, Ravi Kapoor, Sara Rue Writer: Michael Peterson, series created by Hart Hanson, based on the life and writings of Kathy Reichs Director: Emily Deschanel Network: Fox Network, Tuesdays @ 9 PM Airdate: January 3, 2017 BONES starts its twelfth and final season with a relative bang in “The Hope in the Horror.” Unlike most BONES episodes, “Hope” has very little in the way of subplots. The first bit of the episode has all hands on deck seeking the kidnapped Dr. […]Read On »

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DORKING OUT – Episode 36: The What Did I Just See On The Oscars Edition

Dorking Out Show | © 2016 Chris Smith/Sonia Mansfield

Hey there, dorks. What the what?! In this week’s podcast, we try to make sense of what happened at last night’s Oscars. We recorded this podcast immediately following last night’s broadcast. We share our thoughts about that Hollywood ending for this year’s Academy Awards. Plus, we rundown all the winners in every category. Oh, and Sonia does some bragging about beating Chris in this year’s Oscar pool. And, just in case you missed it, we did some Facebook Live broadcasting throughout the show, so please like our Facebook page and check it out. We hope you enjoy our dorky podcast. You […]Read On »

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2017 OSCARS: MOONLIGHT wins Best Picture after mistake

Jimmy Kimmel hosted the award show | © 2017 ABC/Jeff Lipsky

Here’s something you don’t see every year. The 89th Academy Awards presentation on ABC network on February 26, 2017, will go down in history. Yes, the Best Picture Oscar for MOONLIGHT, the low-budget drama about a young gay black man at three stages of his life, is unique in many ways. However, what a lot of Oscar viewers may remember most about the evening is that, for the first time ever, the wrong movie got announced as the winner before it got straightened out onstage. When the time came to present Best Picture, Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway read off […]Read On »

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Movie Review: GET OUT

GET OUT | © 2017 Universal

Rating: R Stars: Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Lakeith Stanfield, Bradley Whitford, Catherine Keener, Betty Gabriel, Marcus Henderson, LilRel Howery, Caleb Landry Jones Writer: Jordan Peele Director: Jordan Peele Distributor: Universal Release Date: February 24, 2017 Director/writer Jordan Peele (of KEY & PEELE fame) describes his feature film debut GET OUT as horror, and we can take him at his word. GET OUT isn’t the type of horror we’re expecting from the set-up, but it gets there nonetheless, and it’s creepy throughout. Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) is a successful photographer who agrees, with some reservations, to go for the weekend to meet […]Read On »

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