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TV Review: SOUTH PARK – Season 14 – “Crème Fraiche”

© 2010 Comedy Central | SOUTH PARK - Season 14 - "Creme Fraiche"

As Season 14 of SOUTH PARK comes to a close with “Creme Fraiche,” creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone tackle two disparate topics – food porn and the Shake Weights phenomenon. When Stan’s dad Randy begins to obsess about cooking shows (staying up late and masturbating to them), his wife Sharon starts to block the programs on their TV. But Stan is addicted, which soon leads him to the 1-800 hotline for the Food Network (think phone sex, but about food) and eventually he’s the new cafeteria chef at Stan’s school. Suffice to say, his food choices are way too […]Read On »

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TV Review: HUMAN TARGET – SEASON TWO – “Ilsa Pucci” – Season Premiere

©2010 Fox | Mark Valley in HUMAN TARGET - Season Two - "Ilsa Pucci"

I definitely like the way that the opening episode of Season Two of HUMAN TARGET, “Ilsa Pucci,” set the table for the season ahead. While I’m sure some fans will be upset they glossed over the Season One finale – we got nothing to the fate of Katherine (Amy Acker) or Classic Chance (Lee Majors) who were introduced in the season finale – and the whole point of the finale, the mysterious book, gets destroyed in the first five minutes, it was a necessary evil to progress the show for the second season. The introduction of two new female characters […]Read On »

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CD Review: 127 HOURS Original Soundtrack

© 2010 Interscope Records | 127 Hours Soundtrack

When it comes to grooving filmmakers, Danny Boyle just might be the most creative D.J.-cum-director of them all. Cutting his movies to the fierce energy, and hallucinatory rhythms of a rave with particularly good drugs, Boyle’s best, confrontational imagery has pulsated with often-improbable mix tapes of score and songs, creating any number of memorably crazy scenes. Scottish addicts did screwball crimes to Iggy Pop’s “Lust for Life” in TRAINSPOTTING, the religious strains of “Ave Maria” gave way to the rabid zombie guitar run of John Murphy’s score to 28 WEEKS LATER before that composer teamed with the electro group Orbital […]Read On »

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Movie Review: SKYLINE

© 2010 Rogue Pictures | SKYLINE movie poster

Although its creators have stated otherwise, SKYLINE feels like a movie where the plot was created to service the special effects rather than the other way around. This said, as apocalyptic alien invasion movies go, it’s got a lot of action and characters who behave mostly as we’d expect suburbanites would when confronted with a shocking, insoluble situation. SKYLINE begins with the alien attack – huge, organic-looking ships that hover and emit a bright light that sucks up anyone who ventures out to see what’s going on – then flashes back fifteen hours earlier to introduce the main characters. Jared […]Read On »

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Profile: FIVE QUESTIONS WITH ‘THE GOONIES’ STAR COREY FELDMAN

© Sue Schneider_MGP | Corey Feldman at The 20th Annual Night of 100 Stars Gala at the Beverly Hills Hotel, Beverly Hills, California March 7, 2010

It’s hard to believe that THE GOONIES is celebrating its 25th Anniversary (it has a brand-new Blu-ray set to prove it), so it was about  time ASSIGNMENT X caught up with actor Corey Feldman to talk about his memories playing the opinionated Mouth in that now classic 1985 film. The story was a pint-sized version of the INDIANA JONES saga (albeit with more juvenile humor), as a group of kids find a treasure map and go on an adventure in the bowels of their own home town. Feldman has fond memories of the experience and we got him to Take […]Read On »

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TV Review: GLEE – SEASON 2 – “Substitute”

© 2010 Fox | Matthew Morrison and Gwyneth Paltrow in GLEE - Season Two - "Substitute"

One good thing could be said for the latest, lackluster episode of GLEE. The title “Substitute” didn’t result in a show choir version of The Who’s “Substitute.” Now that would be too obvious for a show, that occasionally lacks in subtlety. What is obvious?  “Substitute” features movie star Gwyneth Paltrow in yet another one of GLEE’s throwaway episodes designed to showcase a particular concept (“The Rocky Horror Glee Show”/Britney Spears songs) or to give a guest star the full court treatment to suck away valuable screen time from the very able recurring cast. “Substitute” isn’t as bad as many episodes […]Read On »

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The X List: The Ten Most Underrated THE BEATLES Songs You Must Download NOW from iTunes

© Apple Corps | The Beatles - WITH THE BEATLES

It’s highly unlikely you haven’t heard most of the Beatles catalog at least once in your lifetime, but now that iTunes and the band have reached an agreement, the Fab Four’s output is now available ala carte on the popular music service. Purists will stick with the full album experience (be it download, LPs, cassettes or CDs), but most people will actually enjoy the option to pick and choose their favorites. Of course, there’s more to The Beatles than “Yesterday” and “Can’t Buy Me Love,” so AX has come up with ten underrated Beatles tracks you must download – now […]Read On »

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Check out the official trailer for CARS 2

© 2010 Disney/Pixar | CARS 2 teaser poster

Next summer, Pixar and Disney will release CARS 2 – the sequel to their 2006 animated hit. Where the first movie was a fish-out-of-water tale of arrogant race car Lightening McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson) who learns about taking it easy, taking responsibility and helping others, the latest film takes McQueen and tow truck Mater overseas where they become spies. Check out the new trailer released today and the brand new teaser poster above. CARS 2 arrives in theaters on June 24, 2011

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TV Review: CHUCK – Season 4 – “Vs. The Fear Of Death”

© 2010 NBC Universal | Summer Glau in CHUCK - Season 4 - "Vs. The Fear of Death"

After the last episode of CHUCK, where our intrepid titular character (Zachary Levi) had the Intersect scrambled by his double crossing spy mother (Linda Hamilton), we get an episode focused on Chuck trying to get the Intersect back online. With “The Fear of Death,” CHUCK finds the show finding its comedic rhythm again and opening the story up even wider than before. The episode is aided by guest star Rob Riggle who plays the hilarious agent Jim Rye. He’s a master at psy-ops, and understands what it will take to repair Chuck’s Intersect in his brain (namely fear). However, everything […]Read On »

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TV Review: THE WALKING DEAD – Season 1 – “Tell It To The Frogs”

© 2010 AMC | Norman Reedus, Andrew Lincoln, Steven Yeun and Robert 'IronE' Singleton in THE WALKING DEAD - Season One - "Tell It To The Frogs"

With two new vehicles and one less racist, the team that braved the zombie-clogged Atlanta streets returns to the survivors’ camp in the powerful third episode of THE WALKING DEAD, “Tell It To The Frogs.” The most significant development is Rick’s (Andrew Lincoln) long-awaited reunion with wife Lori (Sarah Wayne Callies),  son Carl (Chandler Riggs), and best friend Shane (Jon Bernthal). That’s Shane, the man that replaced Rick as Carl’s father figure and Lori’s lover in addition to ruling over the fearful fiefdom that serves as our microcosm of human society. Now that Rick is back, what will happen to […]Read On »

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