DORKING OUT – Special Bulletin 4: STAR WARS ROGUE ONE Final Trailer

Dorking Out Show | © 2016 Chris Smith/Sonia Mansfield

Hey there, dorks. We couldn’t wait to talk about the final STAR WARS: ROGUE ONE trailer, so we didn’t! David Tracy, co-host of the podcast Old Movies, New Beer (and Sonia’s better half) join us to talk about the biggest news in the galaxy. You can listen to our podcast here, or you can find us on iTunes, Stitcher, and YouTube. Related: DORKING OUT – Episode 16: The Luke Cage on a Train Watching a Scary Movie With F This Movie’s Patrick Bromley Edition Related: DORKING OUT – Episode 14: The Magnificent Simpsons (and South Park) and How To Win An Emmy Redux Edition Related: DORKING […]Read On »

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Movie Review: THE ACCOUNTANT

THE ACCOUNTANT movie poster | ©2016 Warner Bros.

Rating: R Stars: Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick, J.K. Simmons, Jon Bernthal, Jeffrey Tambor, Cynthia Addai-Robinson, John Lithgow, Jean Smart Writer: Bill Dubuque Director: Gavin O’Connor Distributor: Warner Bros. Release Date: October 14, 2016 The intentions behind THE ACCOUNTANT are broadly good. The filmmakers want to show the audience that people on the autism spectrum can be just as capable, if not more so, than neuro-typical (non-autistic) folks. There are certainly plenty of examples of autistic people who are extraordinarily gifted in fields like math and music. Rather than giving us another “very special” drama, director Gavin O’Connor, writer Bill Dubuque […]Read On »

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Blu-ray Review: RAISING CAIN

RAISING CAIN Blu-ray | ©2016 Shout! Factory

Stars: John Lithgow, Lolita Davidovich, Steven Bauer, Frances Sternhagen Writer/Director: Brian De Palma Distributor: Shout! Factory Suggested Retail Price: $24.93 I was never a huge fan of Brian De Palma’s 1992 thriller RAISING CAIN. Bringing the director back to his early thriller roots (like DRESSED TO KILL and BLOW OUT) that were drenched deeply in Alfred Hitchcock suspense and callbacks, CAIN came off as a trainwreck of a movie mixing tones and themes but never truly satisfying. Was it supposed to be a comedy? A thriller? A black comedy? A parody of other De Palma films? While there was an […]Read On »

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TV Review: DANCING WITH THE STARS – Season 23 – Week 5 – Most Memorable Year Night – No eliminations

James Hinchcliffe and Sharna Burgess inin DANCING WITH THE STARS - Season 23 | ©2016 ABC/Craig Sjodin

Stars: Amber Rose, Calvin Johnson Jr., James Hinchcliffe, Jana Kramer, Laurie Hernandez, Marilu Henner, Maureen McCormick,  Ryan Lochte, Terra Jolé Network: ABC, airs Monday Original Telecast: Oct. 10th, 2016 DANCING WITH THE STARS: Season 23 Most Memorable Night didn’t disappoint, though it certainly filled the ballroom with tears. The emotions were all laid out for the remaining nine celebs who seemed to relish in the opportunity to let it all out, therapy a la dance, if you will. At the top of that session arose James Hinchcliffe & Sharna Burgess who nearly earned a perfect score, 29 points. Following them […]Read On »

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Movie Review: THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN

THE GIRL ON A TRAIN movie poster | ©2016 Universal Pictures

Rating: R Stars: Emily Blunt, Rebecca Ferguson, Haley Bennett, Justin Theroux, Luke Evans, Edgar Ramirez, Laura Prepon, Allison Janney, Darren Goldstein Writer: Erin Cressida Wilson, based on the novel by Paula Hawkins Director: Tate Taylor Distributor: Universal Release Date: October 7, 2016 On the upside, THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN starts out as being truly unpredictable. Those (a group that includes this reviewer) who haven’t read the source material, Paula Hawkins’ novel, will not only not know who done it, but won’t even know exactly who it’s been done to until it happens, and then not know why for a […]Read On »

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TV Review: DANCING WITH THE STARS – Season 23 – Week 4: The Results – Babbyface and Vanilla Ice are out

Tom Bergeron, Erin Andrews, Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds and Allison Holker in DANCING WITH THE STARS - Season 23 - Week 4 elimination | ©2016 ABC/Eric McCandless

Stars: Amber Rose, Calvin Johnson Jr., James Hinchcliffe, Jana Kramer, Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, Laurie Hernandez, Marilu Henner, Maureen McCormick, Ryan Lochte, Terra Jolé and Vanilla Ice Network: ABC, airs Mondays, Tuesdays Original Telecast: October 4th, 2016 DANCING WITH THE STARS: S23 had its first double elimination tonight and to no surprise Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds & Allison Holker were voted out first, then Vanilla Ice & Witney Carson got the boot. But the bigger, and more surprising, news came when host Tom Bergeron handed over the stage to Sasha Farber and girlfriend, fellow pro dancer Emma Slater. They just finished performing […]Read On »

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TV Review: DANCING WITH THE STARS – Season 23 – Week 4 – Cirque Du Soleil night

James Hinchcliffe in DANCING WITH THE STARS - Season 23 - Week 4 | ©2016 ABC/Eric McCandless

Stars: Amber Rose, Calvin Johnson Jr., James Hinchcliffe, Jana Kramer, Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, Laurie Hernandez, Marilu Henner, Maureen McCormick,  Ryan Lochte, Terra Jolé and Vanilla Ice Network: ABC, airs Monday Original Telecast: October 3, 2016 Cirque Du Soleil night has arrived on DANCING WITH THE STARS: Season 23 and it’s just what the show needed for some high scores, finally 9s! The bigger news is A PERFECT 30 received by Laurie Hernandez & Val Chmerkovskiy who did a superb homage to the Cirque Du Soleil Michael Jackson show ONE. They ended the night alone and on top with Indy car […]Read On »

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Movie Review: MISS PEREGRINE’S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN

MISS PEREGRINE'S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN movie poster | ©2016 20th Century Fox

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, Samuel L. Jackson, Chris O’Dowd, Terence Stamp, Ella Purnell, Finlay MacMillan, Lauren McCrostie Writer: Jane Goldman, based on the novel by Ransom Riggs Director: Tim Burton Distributor: Twentieth Century Fox Release Date: September 30, 2016 To the terms “super,” “powered,” “mutant,” “meta-human,” “Inhuman” and “magical,” we can now add “peculiar.” In MISS PEREGRINE’S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN is has the same meaning as those other words popularized by the likes of DC, Marvel and especially the HARRY POTTER franchise. MISS PEREGRINE doesn’t have the consistent sense of wonder that HARRY managed to achieve, […]Read On »

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TV Review – DANCING WITH THE STARS – Season 23 – Week 3 – Rick Perry ousted

Emma Slater and Governor Rick Perry in DANCING WITH THE STARS - Season 23 | ©2016 ABC/Craig Sjodin

Stars: Amber Rose, Calvin Johnson Jr., 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 27th, 2016 DANCING WITH THE STARS: Season 23 – The Results rehashed and rehashed over and over again the performances, stretching into a two-hour show that could have easily and amply filled just one hour. Still, the lack of material was surprising for a show which seems to have oodles of footage with no time to show it. And what about the confessionals? Can […]Read On »

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TV Review: DANCING WITH THE STARS – Season 23 – Week 3 – Dance face-offs!

Rick Perry and Emma Slater in DANCING WITH THE STARS - Season 23 - Week 3 | ©2016 ABC/Eric McCandless

Stars: Amber Rose, Calvin Johnson Jr., 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: September 26th, 2016 DANCING WITH THE STARS: Season 23, week three was abbreviated due to the presidential debates, which made it a perfect week for quick dance face-offs between the remaining twelve couples. The six winners from tonight earned immunity from tomorrow night’s elimination. Amber Rose & Maks Chmerkovskiy Salsa’ed against Maureen McCormick & Artem Chigvintsev, with the latter winning the dance off. Marilu Henner & […]Read On »

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