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Movie Review: KONG: SKULL ISLAND

KONG SKULL ISLAND | © 2017 Warner Bros

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, John Goodman, Brie Larson, John C. Reilly, Corey Hawkins, Jing Tian, Shea Whigham, Toby Kebbell, Terry Notary Writers: Dan Gilroy and Max Borenstein and Derek Connolly, story by John Gatins Director: Jordan Vogt-Roberts Distributor: Warner Bros. Release Date: March 10, 2017 If King Kong and the Viet Nam War haven’t yet merged in your mind, they will now, for at least as long as you remember KONG: SKULL ISLAND. The new movie is mostly set in 1973. This may be because this is the era closest to our own when there could […]Read On »

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TV Review: BONES – Season 12 – “The Brain in the Bot”

Ryan O'Neal guest stars in BONES The Brain in the Bot |© 2017 Patrick McElhenney/FOX

Stars: David Boreanaz, Emily Deschanel, Michaela Conlin, TJ Thyne, Tamara Taylor, John Boyd, Ryan O’Neal, Carla Gallo, Sunnie Pelant Writer: Hilary Weisman Graham, series created by Hart Hanson, based on the life and writings of Kathy Reichs Director: Ian Toynton Network: Fox Network, Tuesdays @ 9 PM Airdate: January 10, 2017 Our beloved Dr. Temperance Brennan (Emily Deschanel) as a psychological sadist? That probably isn’t the intent in the BONES Season 12 episode “The Brain in the Bot,” but that’s the takeaway. You may wonder how that works. In the B plot, Brennan is planning her own surprise fortieth birthday […]Read On »

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THIS IS US: Actress Susan Kelechi Watson on the hit NBC series – interview

Susan Kelechi Watson as Beth in THIS IS US | © 2017 Ron Batzdorff/NBC

When the THIS IS US cast, plus creator Dan Fogelman, come out on stage for a Q&A session at the Winter 2017 Television Critics Association (TCA) press tour, everybody is a little emotional. This is understandable. Five minutes earlier, they had been informed by NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke that their freshman Tuesday night series had been renewed for not one but two more seasons. THIS IS US deals with the Pearson family. On the thirty-sixth birthday of Jack Pearson (Milo Ventimiglia), his wife Rebecca (Mandy Moore) gives birth to triplets. One of the babies is stillborn, so Jack and […]Read On »

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POP SHOW – Episode 44: Interview with the cast of FORGOTTEN EVIL

POP SHOW PODCAST | © 2016 AssignmentX

Another episode of the POP SHOW here for you. This time it is a special interview with the cast of the upcoming LMN Channel movie FORGOTTEN EVIL. Anthony C. Ferrante (@acferrante) directed the film that will also be shown on the Lifetime network and he talks about his experiences along with actors Masiela Lusha (@Masiela), Kyle McKeever (@kyle_mckeever) and Angie Teodora Dick (@MissLilDick). Also Christopher Allen Smith (@JettJergens) and myself (@PeterbrownAX) are on board to ask questions about the thriller. FORGOTEN EVIL is the story of a woman that loses her memory after an accident and must deal with the […]Read On »

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CRIMINAL MINDS: BEYOND BORDERS: Gary Sinise – exclusive interview

Gary Sinise stars as Jack Garrett in CRIMINAL MINDS: BEYOND BORDERS | © 2017 CBS

Gary Sinise stars in CRIMINAL MINDS: BEYOND BORDERS, which returns to CBS for its second season beginning Wednesday, March 8. A spin-off of CBS’s twelve-seasons-and-counting hit procedural CRIMINAL MINDS, CRIMINAL MINDS: BEYOND BORDERS concerns the F.B.I.’s Global Response unit, charged with investigating crimes committed against Americans abroad. Sinise’s character, Jack Garrett, is in charge of the team. Sinise is originally from Illinois, where he co-founded the famed Steppenwolf Theatre. The actor has some experience headlining CBS procedurals, having spent nine seasons starring as Mac Taylor in the network’s CSI: NY. Sinise also starred in the miniseries THE STAND, won an […]Read On »

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TAKEN: Actor Clive Standen – interview

Clive Standen as Bryan Mills in TAKEN | © 2017 Ken Woroner/NBC

In NBC’s new TV series TAKEN, Clive Standen stars as Bryan Mills. Bryan Mills is, of course, that character with the skill set made famous by Liam Neeson in the TAKEN films. Executive producers Luc Besson and Alexander Cary introduce us to Bryan as a much younger and more vulnerable man, who rises to the occasion when he’s targeted by a drug cartel. This, coupled with Bryan’s response to a personal tragedy, bring him to the attention of a government agency run by Christina Hart (Jennifer Beals), who recruits him as an operative. These provide Bryan with the experiences that […]Read On »

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POP SHOW – Episode 43: LOGAN Review and DEADPOOL 2 Trailer

POP SHOW PODCAST | © 2016 AssignmentX

Welcome back to Episode 43 of the POP SHOW starring Anthony C. Ferrante. Once again, Anthony is out of action as he is still shooting SHARKNADO 5, so once again, Sonia Mansfield, Christopher Allen Smith and myself are left to helm the ship. This week we talk about the big X-MEN film LOGAN and review the film and why we think it has done so well already at the Box Office. We then get into a discussion about R rated superhero films in general and what we might want to see next from an attempt to bring characters to screen with a little more […]Read On »

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TIME AFTER TIME: Kevin Williamson and Marcos Siega – interview

Freddie Stroma as H.G. Wells and Josh Bowman as John Stevenson in TIME AFTER TIME | © 2017 ABC/Bob D’Amico

ABC’s new Sunday night series TIME AFTER TIME is based on the cult classic 1979 film, about nineteenth-century science-fiction writer H.G. Wells chasing his erstwhile friend John Stevenson – aka Jack the Ripper – into the present and finding love with a modern woman. Kevin Williamson (the SCREAM films, DAWSON’S CREEK, THE VAMPIRE DIARIES) has adapted TIME AFTER TIME for television. He and his fellow executive producer, director Marcos Siega, talk about turning the story into a serial. Williamson also briefly talks about the series finale of THE VAMPIRE DIARIES, which airs this coming Friday, March 10. ASSIGNMENT X: Although […]Read On »

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BONES FINALE: Writers Jonathan Collier and Michael Peterson – exclusive interview

David Boreanaz and Emily Deschanel in the final season on BONES | © 2017 Fox

BONES is now in its twelve-episode twelfth and final season Tuesday nights on Fox Network. The series, developed by Hart Hanson from the life and writings of Kathy Reichs, is a romantic comedy/drama procedural (covers a lot of bases, doesn’t it?) about forensic anthropologist Temperance “Bones” Brennan (Emily Deschanel) and her now-husband partner FBI Special Agent Seeley Booth (David Boreanaz). While this season proceeded with the knowledge that it would be the last, BONES has almost ended a few times before. At the end of Season 10, Brennan and Booth quit their respective jobs in the finale – only to […]Read On »

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Dorking Out – Episode 37: The Get Out, Logan Edition

Dorking Out Show | © 2016 Chris Smith/Sonia Mansfield

Hey there, dorks. In this week’s episode we review the new X-MEN movie, LOGAN, which star Hugh Jackman insists in the final time he is playing Wolverine. It made a ton of money this weekend, so we will see if that sticks. Friend of the show, X-MEN  fan, and Sonia’s better half, David Tracy, joins us to talk about it. In our second segment, we talk about the horror movie GET OUT, which was released about two weeks ago and has an almost-impossible to get 99% on Rotten Tomatoes. Is it as good as everyone says? Well, you’ll have to listen to find out. […]Read On »

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