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POP SHOW – Episode 41: TWIN PEAKS teasers and live-action LION KING

POP SHOW PODCAST | © 2016 AssignmentX

Welcome to another episode of the POP SHOW starring Anthony C. Ferrante. Anthony is still off working on SHARKNADO 5 so he didn’t join us this week. However, we are joined once again by Ryan Mitchelle who is alive and well and explains what he has been up lately including his own movie he directed and helped raise funds for through crowd sourcing. It was a rough show … for me, as I have laryngitis and sound like an 11 year old boy. Besides that Ryan and I are joined by DORKING OUT co-hosts Christopher Allen Smith and Sonia Mansfield. […]Read On »

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24: LEGACY: EP Howard Gordon talks returning to the franchise – interview

Corey Hawkins stars in 24: LEGACY | © 2017 Guy D'Alema/FOX

Fox Network’s new Monday-night thriller 24: LEGACY is in some respects its own show. Corey Hawkins stars as military veteran Eric Carter, who begins working with the Counter-Terrorism Unit (CTU) over the course of one intense day, rather than starting out as a seasoned CTU agent like Kiefer Sutherland’s Jack Bauer. But this is a legacy of the original 24, with some returning characters – like Carlos Bernard’s Tony Almeida – the same ticking-clock time frame, and a lot of the behind the scenes creative team once again in the driver’s seat. Among the returnees is executive producer Howard Gordon, […]Read On »

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BILLIONS: Damian Lewis talks Season 2 – interview

Damian Lewis as Bobby Axe Axelrod in BILLIONS | © 2017 Jeff Neumann/SHOWTIME

In Showtime’s BILLIONS, now in its second season on Sunday nights, Damian Lewis stars as up from the streets but now very wealthy Wall Street businessman Bobby “Axe” Axelrod. Bobby has drawn the wrath of Deputy District Attorney Chuck Rhoades, played by Paul Giamatti. Their situation was considerably complicated by the fact that Chuck’s wife Wendy (Maggie Siff) has been Bobby’s professional advisor and coach. At the end of Season 1, Wendy separated from Chuck and quit her job with Bobby, disturbing both men. At the start of BILLIONS Season 2, Bobby embroils Chuck in a massive lawsuit, but the […]Read On »

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Dorking Out – Episode 35: The Oscars Predictions by Dorking Out Studios Edition

Dorking Out Show | © 2016 Chris Smith/Sonia Mansfield

Hey there, dorks. We are really excited about this week’s episode, because we share our Oscar predictions for Sunday night’s Academy Awards. We have been big Oscar nerds our entire lives, so the Oscars are something we REALLY dork out about, which is why you got an Oscar nomination podcast, an Oscar predictions podcast, and next week you’ll get an Oscar winners podcast, in which we reveal how we did with our Oscar picks. We don’t wanna brag, but we have a pretty good track record, so you might want to pay attention and win your office Oscar pool. We […]Read On »

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TV Review: SUPERNATURAL – Season 11 – “We Happy Few”

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

Stars: Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Misha Collins, Mark A. Sheppard, Ruth Connell, Emily Swallow, Rob Benedict, Barbara Eve Harris, Keith Szarabajka Writer: Robert Berens, series created by Eric Kripke Director: John Badham Network: The CW, Wednesdays @ 9 PM Original Airdate: May 17, 2016 There are now and have been other shows where the Devil is an actual onscreen character, but SUPERNATURAL should get some sort of theological fantasy award for bringing him together with God to hash out their issues. Yes, in the Season 11 penultimate episode “We Happy Few,” Lucifer, still in the body of Castiel (Misha Collins) […]Read On »

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TV Review: BONES – Season 11 – “The Nightmare in the Nightmare” – SEASON FINALE

David Boreanaz in BONES The Nightmare Within the Nightmare | © 2017 Patrick McElhenney/FOX

Stars: David Boreanaz, Emily Deschanel, Michaela Conlin, TJ Thyne, Tamara Taylor, John Boyd, Ryan O’Neal, Michael Grant Terry, Tim Guinee Writer: Michael Peterson, series created by Hart Hanson, based on the life and writings of Kathy Reichs Director: David Boreanaz Network: Fox Network, Thursdays @ 8 PM Airdate: July 21, 2016 The BONES Season 11 finale episode “The Nightmare in the Nightmare” has a suitably menacing and slightly surreal quality in keeping with its title. With Brennan’s (Emily Deschanel) subconscious trying to point our favorite forensic anthropologist to the identity of a serial killer, it’s no wonder she’s having bad […]Read On »

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Movie Review: A CURE FOR WELLNESS

A CURE FOR WELLNESS | © 2017 20th Century Fox

Rating: R Stars: Dane DeHaan, Jason Isaacs, Mia Goth, Harry Groener, Celia Imrie Writer: Justin Haythe, story by Gore Verbinski & Justin Haythe Director: Gore Verbinski Distributor: 20th Century Fox Release Date: February 17, 2017 A CURE FOR WELLNESS plays like Roman Polanski and Terry Gilliam had a cinematic baby – which got kidnapped and reared by Roger Corman in the last third. WELLNESS goes from beautifully photographed, slow-burn suspense to a Gothic gonzonana finish. The spooky part is mostly a worthwhile experience (with a few caveats), but it has a jaw-dropping change of tone that obliterates the earlier mood. […]Read On »

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Movie Review: THE GREAT WALL

THE GREAT WALL | © 2017 Universal

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Matt Damon, Ting Jian, Pedro Pascal, Andy Lau, Willem Dafoe, Hanyu Zhang, Lu Han Writers: Carlo Bernard & Doug Miro and Tony Gilroy, story by Max Brooks and Edward Zwick & Marshall Herskovitz Director: Zhang Yimou Distributor: Universal Release Date: February 17, 2017 Despite its title (barriers aren’t known for their motion), THE GREAT WALL hurtles along at an impressive pace, usually slowing only so that characters can come up with strategy. Set in 12th-century China, THE GREAT WALL begins with a supertitle that explains the size and amount of time it took to build the Wall, […]Read On »

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DOUBT: Actor Steven Pasquale talks the new CBS crime series – exclusive interview

Steven Pasquale and Katherine Heigl in DOUBT | © 2017 CBS

In CBS’ new Wednesday-night drama DOUBT, Steven Pasquale stars as Dr. Billy Conway. A hero in the hospital, Billy stands accused of a twenty-six-year-old murder. His lawyer, Sadie Ellis, played by Katherine Heigl, is convinced of Billy’s innocence. Despite warnings from friends and associates, and the legal implications, counselor and client fall hard for each other. Pasquale previously played Mark Fuhrman in the Emmy-winning THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON, starred as the Jekyll/Hyde-like protagonist in DO NO HARM and was a regular on RESCUE ME. Additionally, the actor from Pennsylvania has an extensive stage career, including the original Broadway productions […]Read On »

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DORKING OUT – Episode 34: The Legion Of Love Edition

Dorking Out Show | © 2016 Chris Smith/Sonia Mansfield

Hey there, dorks. In this week’s podcast, we talk about the latest installment in the Marvel Universe, FX’s new TV show LEGION, which you may or may not know is an X-Men spin-off. In our second segment, in honor of Valentine’s Day, we’re going to get all mushy on you and share our top 3 favorite love stories. All of that plus our favorite headlines of the week. We hope you enjoy our dorky podcast. You can listen to us here, or you can find us on iTunes, Stitcher and YouTube. Related: DORKING OUT ABOUT TRAILERS – Episode 3: Power Rangers, Transformers, Colossal […]Read On »

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