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TV Review: SUPERNATURAL – Season 15 – “Golden Time”

Misha Collins as Castiel in SUPERNATURAL - Season 15 - "Golden Time" | ©2019 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved/Diyah Pera

Stars: Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Misha Collins, Shoshannah Stern, Jodelle Ferland, Jennifer Spence, Keegan Connor Tracy, Art Kitching, Alex Sturman Writer: Meredith Glynn, series created by Eric Kripke Director: John F. Showalter Network: The CW, Thursdays @ 8 PM Original Airdate: November 21, 2019 With Rowena dead and gone, a young witch (Alex Sturman) – we’ll find out her name is Jacinda – breaks into Rowena’s home, hoping to steal spells. However, Jacinda is only there briefly before she hemorrhages to death. Back at the bunker, Sam (Jared Padalecki) is doing research, trying to find God and/or Lilith. Dean (Jensen […]Read On »

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TV Review: SUPERNATURAL – Season 15 – “Proverbs 17:3”

Jensen Ackles as Dean in SUPERNATURAL - Season 15 - "Proverbs 17:3" | ©2019 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved/Colin Bentley

Stars: Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Anna Grace Barlow, Luke Camilleri, Rachel Hayward, Markian Tarasiuk Writer: Steve Yockey, series created by Eric Kripke Director: Richard Speight Jr. Network: The CW, Thursdays @ 8 PM Original Airdate: November 14, 2019  Three female college graduate friends are camping together in the woods of Colorado. There’s a noise outside the tent, and all of a sudden, they are attacked. Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) head out to investigate. Sam is still having nightmares about being a demon and killing Dean. Not surprisingly, Sam doesn’t want to open up about this to his […]Read On »

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TV Review: SUPERNATURAL – Season 15 – “Atomic Monsters”

Jared Padalecki as Sam in SUPERNATURAL - Season 15 - "Atomic Monsters" | ©2019 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved/Diyah Pera

Stars: Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Rob Benedict, Emily Perkins, Ty Olsson, Burkely Duffield, Alison Araya, Eva Barros Writer: Davy Perez, series created by Eric Kripke Director: Jensen Ackles Network: The CW, Thursdays @ 8 PM Original Airdate: November 7, 2019 When you’ve got God, aka a writer, arguing with a passionate and informed fan onscreen, as characters in a show, but they’re talking about the show we’re watching, is that as meta as you can get? Maybe not, but it’s still majorly trippy. We then go to some unexpected places of heart and free will and deep feeling. This is […]Read On »

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Movie Review: GRETEL & HANSEL

GRETEL AND HANSEL movie poster | ©2020 Orion Pictures

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Sophia Lillis, Alice Krige, Samuel Leakey, Jessica De Gouw, Charles Babalola Writer: Rob Hayes Director: Osgood Perkins Distributor: Orion Pictures Release Date: January 31, 2020 GRETEL & HANSEL is Exhibit A for the argument that it’s possible to make an excellent movie from source material that everybody already knows, so long as the filmmakers have a strong point of view and actually care what they’re doing. Yes, director Osgood Perkins and screenwriter Rob Hayes are bringing us another version of the Hansel & Gretel story. GRETEL & HANSEL actually feels somewhat spiritually akin to filmmaker Robert Eggers’s […]Read On »

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PARTY OF FIVE: Co-creator Amy Lippman and co-executive producer Gabriel Llanas on Season 1 – Exclusive Interview

Niko Guardado as Beto Acosta, Brandon Larracuente as Emilio Acosta, Elle Paris Legaspi as Valentina Acosta, and Emily Tosta as Lucia Acosta in PARTY OF FIVE - Season 1 | ©2019 Freeform/Vu Ong

The original PARTY OF FIVE ran for six seasons, 1994 through 2000, on the Fox Network. Created by Christopher Keyser & Amy Lippman, the series about the five suddenly orphaned young Salinger siblings making their way through the world launched the careers of leads Neve Campbell, Lacey Chabert, Matthew Fox, Jennifer Love Hewitt, and Scott Wolf. Now, twenty-five years after the first version launched and two decades after it ended, Lippman & Keyser have reinvented PARTY OF FIVE. Instead of the white Salinger clan, we now have the Latinx-American Acosta family: eldest Emilio (Brandon Larracuente), twins Lucia (Emily Tosta) and […]Read On »

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MIRACLE WORKERS: DARK AGES: Creator Simon Rich on Season 2 – Exclusive Interview

MIRACLE WORKERS: DARK AGES Key Art | ©2019 TBS

TBS’s MIRACLE WORKERS was the top new cable comedy of 2019. Created by Simon Rich, MIRACLE WORKERS concerned a team of angels, played by a cast including Daniel Radcliffe, Geraldine Viswanathan, and Karan Soni, trying to perform the miracle of getting two lonely people to kiss each other so that a depressed God, portrayed by Steve Buscemi, wouldn’t destroy the Earth. Rich wrote for SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, was one of the screenwriters on the Oscar-winning INSIDE OUT, and created the comedy series MAN SEEKING WOMAN. Now he has crafted a new season of MIRACLE WORKERS, entitled MIRACLE WORKERS: DARK AGES, […]Read On »

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TV Review: SUPERNATURAL – Season 15 – “The Rupture”

Ruth Connell as Rowena in SUPERNATURAL - Season 15 - "The Rupture" | ©2019 The CW Network/Diyah Pera

Stars: Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Misha Collins, Alexander Calvert, Ruth Connell, David Haydn-Jones, Sharon Taylor Writer: Robert Berens, series created by Eric Kripke Director: Charles Beeson Network: The CW, Thursdays @ 8 PM Original Airdate: October 24, 2019 Three episodes into SUPERNATURAL Season 15, and we’re still dealing with ghosts leaving Hell to take over corpses on Earth in “The Rupture.” Sam (Jared Padalecki) has gotten a posse of Hunters to guard the perimeter of Harlan, Kansas, where they’ve managed to trap a bunch ghosts, so far, but more are showing up every minute. (We can tell this by what […]Read On »

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Movie Review: THE GENTLEMEN

THE GENTLEMEN movie poster | ©2019 STX Films

Rating: R Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Charlie Hunnam, Hugh Grant, Michelle Dockery, Jeremy Strong, Colin Farrell, Henry Golding, Tom Wu, Chidi Ajufo, Eddie Marsan Writer: Guy Ritchie, story by Guy Ritchie and Ivan Atkinson & Marn Davies Director: Guy Ritchie Distributor: STX Films Release Date: January 24, 2020 THE GENTLEMEN boasts a mostly welcome return to early form by filmmaker Guy Ritchie. With THE GENTLEMEN, Ritchie is back in the realm of British crime, which he played with so successfully in his first feature, LOCK, STOCK AND TWO SMOKING BARRELS, and just slightly less delightfully in his follow-up SNATCH. Ritchie directed […]Read On »

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TV Review: SUPERNATURAL – Season 15 – “Back and to the Future” – Season Premiere

Jared Padalecki as Sam and Jensen Ackles as Dean in SUPERNATURAL - Season 15 - "Back and to the Future" | © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved/Shane Harvey

Stars: Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Misha Collins, Alexander Calvert, Melanie Writer: Andrew Dabb, series created by Eric Kripke Director: John F. Showalter Network: The CW, Thursdays @ 8 PM Original Airdate: October 10, 2019 Monsters, monsters everywhere. Sam (Jared Padalecki), Dean (Jensen Ackles) and Castiel (Misha Collins) are fighting everything coming at them in the graveyard, and there’s a lot of everything. Then Castiel spots a possible escape route, grabs the eyeless corpse of Jack (Alexander Calvert) and shouts to Dean and Sam. They retreat to a mausoleum, bar the doors with a rifle, and try to figure out a […]Read On »

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LEGACIES: Creator Julie Plec on Season 2 of THE VAMPIRE DIARIES spin-off – Exclusive Interview

Matthew Davis as Alaric, Quincy Fouse as Milton Greasley / MG, Peyton Alex Smith as Rafael, Danielle Rose Russell as Hope, Kaylee Bryant as Josie, Jenny Boyd as Lizzie, and Aria Shahghasemi as Landon in LEGACIES - Season 1 |©2018 The CW/Miller Mobley

LEGACIES, now on The CW Thursday night in its second season, is created by Julie Plec. The series, a spinoff of THE VAMPIRE DIARIES and THE ORIGINALS, is about the Salvatore Academy, a private high school where young witches, vampires, werewolves and other supernaturally-inclined teens can study without having to hide their true identities. Plec has directed two episodes, including the Season 2 premiere. Plec is also an executive producer and director on The CW’s aliens-on-Earth drama ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO, which returns for its second season in March. ASSIGNMENT X: You’ve got two shows on the air right now. How […]Read On »

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