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TV Review: SUPERNATURAL – Season 13 – “The Rising Son”

Samantha Smith as Mary Winchester and Mark Pellegrino as Lucifer in SUPERNATURAL - Season 13 - "Rising Son" | © 2017 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved/Jack Rowand

Stars: Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Mark Pellegrino, Alexander Calvert, Samantha Smith, Keith Szarabajka, Christian Keyes, Jeffrey Vincent Parise, Alex Barima Writers: Eugenie Ross-Leming & Brad Buckner, series created by Eric Kripke Director: Thomas J. Wright Network: The CW, Thursdays @ 8 PM Original Airdate: October 19, 2017 In SUPERNATURAL Season 13’s second episode, “The Rising Son,” Lucifer’s three-day-old, young-man-looking son Jack (Alexander Calvert) does indeed rise in his powers. At the same time, we meet the fourth Prince of Hell Asmodeus (Jeffrey Vincent Parise) and see the further adventures of Lucifer (Mark Pellegrino) and Mary Winchester (Samantha Smith) in the […]Read On »

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Movie Review: THE SNOWMAN

THE SNOWMAN movie poster | ©2017 Universal Pictures

Rating: R Stars: Michael Fassbender, Rebecca Ferguson, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Jonas Karlsson, Michael Yates, Ronan Vibert, J.K. Simmons, Val Kilmer, David Dencik, Toby Jones, Genevieve O’Reilly, James D’Arcy Writers: Peter Straughan and Hossein Amini and Saren Sveistrup, based on the novel by Jo Nesbo Director: Tomas Alfredson Distributor: Universal Pictures Release Date: October 20, 2017 There might never be a great week for it, but this feels like especially bad timing for a movie like THE SNOWMAN to be released. With #MeToo hashtags prominent on the Internet and discussion of gender imbalance everywhere, this doesn’t seem like the best moment for […]Read On »

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TV Review: DANCING WITH THE STARS – Season 25 – Week 5 – Disney Night – Sasha Pieterse sashays out of the competition

Sasha Pieterse in DANCING WITH THE STARS - Season 25 | ©2017 ABC/Craig Sjodin

Stars: Vanessa Lachey, Nikki Bella, Frankie Muniz, Terrell Owens, Sasha Pieterse, Jordan Fisher, Victoria Arlen, Nick Lachey, Drew Scott, Lindsey Stirling Network: ABC, airs Monday Original Telecast: October 16th, 2017 It’s Disney Night on DANCING WITH THE STARS: Season 25 and the costumes are colorful, the dances are extravagant and the couples are in high spirits! Some earned their best marks of the season and one couple – Jordan Fisher & Lindsey Arnold – earned the season’s first perfect score. There were more nines given out tonight than costume changes as the couples were swept into different worlds from THE […]Read On »

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AMERICAN HORROR STORY: Eryn Krueger Mekash on make-up for CULT – Season 7- Exclusive Interview

AMERICAN HORROR STORY - CULT poster | ©2017 FX

AMERICAN HORROR STORY, Tuesdays on FX, is now in its seventh season. The series, created by Ryan Murphy & Brad Falchuk, has an anthology format, with each new season telling a different story, and a repertory cast of actors who come back in different roles, year after year. AMERICAN HORROR STORY has dealt with a haunted house, an alien-and-Nazi-plagued mental institution, rival witches’ covens, a small-time circus freak show, a hotel owned by a vampire and inhabited by the spirit of its serial killer builder and a menacing small town. This season, AMERICAN HORROR STORY: CULT, deals with a married […]Read On »

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TV Review: SUPERNATURAL – Season 13 – “Lost and Found” – Season Premiere

Jensen Ackles as Dean and Jared Padalecki as Sam in SUPERNATURAL - Season 13 - "Lost and Found" | © 2017 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved/Dean Buscher

Stars: Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Misha Collins, Mark Pellegrino, Alexander Calvert, Samantha Smith, Andrea Menard, Carlena Britch, Ish Morris, Rob Raco, Erika Walter Writer: Andrew Dabb, series created by Eric Kripke Director: Phil Sgriccia Network: The CW, Thursdays @ 8 PM Original Airdate: October 12, 2017 SUPERNATURAL Season 13’s premiere episode “Lost and Found” starts strong and stays that way. With Jack (Alexander Calvert), the newly-born and already adolescent son of Lucifer, trying to figure out life and Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) arguing over what to do about him, “Lost and Found” might have been a contemplative […]Read On »

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Movie Review: HAPPY DEATH DAY

HAPPY DEATH DAY movie poster | ©2017 Universal Pictures

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard, Ruby Modine, Rachel Matthews, Charles Aitken, Jason Bayle, Phi Vu, Rob Mello, Cariella Smith, Caleb Spillyards Writer: Scott Lobdell Director: Christopher Landon Distributor: Universal Release Date: October 13, 2017  GROUNDHOG DAY isn’t the only tale of someone stuck reliving the same day over and over, but it’s perhaps the best-known in pop culture. Also, it’s the one that gets eventually name-checked in HAPPY DEATH DAY, so it seems appropriate to use that 1993 comedy as a reference point. HAPPY DEATH DAY has, as its basic premise, GROUNDHOG DAY redone as a PG-13 college-set […]Read On »

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Movie Review: MARSHALL

MARSHALL movie poster | ©2017 Open Road

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Chadwick Boseman, Josh Gad, Kate Hudson, Sterling K. Brown, Dan Stevens, James Cromwell Writers: Jacob Koskoff & Michael Koskoff Director: Reginald Hudlin Distributor: Open Road Release Date: October 13, 2017 Going into MARSHALL, knowing only that it stars Chadwick Boseman as legal legend Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American justice to sit on the U.S. Supreme Court, one can be forgiven for supposing it’s a biopic. In fact, MARSHALL is based on a very small slice of biography. Set in 1940, when Marshall was the top lawyer for the N.A.A.C.P., the film turns out to be a mixture […]Read On »

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TV Review: DANCING WITH THE STARS – Season 25 – Week 4 – Most Memorable Year – Derek Fisher is out

Derek Fisher and Sharna Burgess in DANCING WITH THE STARS - Season 25 | ©2017 ABC/Craig Sjodin

Stars: Vanessa Lachey, Nikki Bella, Frankie Muniz, Terrell Owens, Derek Fisher, Sasha Pieterse, Jordan Fisher, Victoria Arlen, Nick Lachey, Drew Scott, Lindsey Stirling Network: ABC, airs Monday Original Telecast: October 9th, 2017 Every season on DANCING WITH THE STARS there is a week where the tears flow like roaring waterfalls gushing down from a cliff top. That night – Most Memorable Year – was tonight on DWTS:25. Each celeb picked a year that had great meaning to them and then danced in tribute to that year. The result is usually pretty good scores for all and this season was no […]Read On »

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LUCIFER: Mythology talk with showrunner Joe Henderson – Exclusive Interview – Part 2

Tom Welling, Rachael Harris, DB Woodside, Tricia Helfer, Aimee Garcia, Kevin Alejandro, Lauren German, Tom Ellis and Lesley-Ann Brandt in LUCIFER - Season 3 |©2016 Fox/Jason Bell

In Part 2 of our exclusive interview about Season 3 of LUCIFER (Monday nights on Fox Network), executive producer/show runner Joe Henderson talks series mythology, the addition of Tom Welling to the cast as a series regular, and more. ASSIGNMENT X: What will Tom Welling be doing as LAPD lieutenant Marcus Pierce? JOE HENDERSON: This man is so talented. Here’s what I love about Pierce. We haven’t had an authority figure on our show. Our characters run around, they solve cases, but no one’s come around and said, “How are you guys doing this? What are you doing?” So when […]Read On »

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New 4K, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Releases for 10/3

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES | © 2017 Disney Home Video

Your guide to some of the new releases that are out this week. PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES Supposedly this is the last film in the franchise, the fifth film based on a freaking amusement park ride in Disneyland. Don’t get me wrong, these films have been fun from the get-go but after five of them, it has become a little long-in-the-tooth to see Captain Jack Sparrow continually get into trouble, fumble his way through problems for two hours only to have it all work out in the end. This time Sparrow must once again deal […]Read On »

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