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Exclusive Interview: TERRIERS stars DONAL LOGUE & MICHAEL RAYMOND-JAMES are the bark and bite

Donal Logue and Michael Raymond-James in TERRIERS - Season 1 | ©2010 FX/Mike Muller

Sometimes you need the bark and bite, which is what Donal Logue and Michael Raymond-James bring to the new FX private eye series TERRIERS which airs its season finale tonight. TERRIERS is one of those truly great shows where you can lose yourself in its world, which feels authentic and yet just a bit weird. Created by Ted Griffin, who executive-produces with Shawn Ryan, TERRIERS concerns a pair of extremely low-rent, unlicensed private eyes plying their trade in San Diego, California, where the series is filmed on location. The show takes its name from the dogged determination of its characters, […]Read On »

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The X List: THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE is one of the DVD Picks for the week of November 3, 2010

(c) 2010 Sumit Entertainment. THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE

Your time is short. We know this. So in order to expedite your buying and Netflix decision making, we provide you with a list of the cool and not-so-cool titles coming out for movies, television and everything in-between. So put your feet up, grab some popcorn and check out this week’s selections. Movies THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE – Obviously, this is the biggest title of the week. Regardless of what anyone thinks of the film itself or its legacy among vampire lore, the ravenous tweens and soccer moms are going to rush out and buy it or have you buy […]Read On »

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TV Review: GLEE – Season 2 – “Special Education”

Darren Criss in GLEE - Season 2 - "Special Education" |©2010 Fox/Justin Lubin

There’s a part of me that would really like to see GLEE do more episodes like “Special Education” and “Never Been Kissed” – ones that actually feel well constructed and tell multiple stories that actually tie together properly. It’s also refreshing, in the case of “Special Education” that Sue Sylvester (Jane Lynch) isn’t shoved down our throats just to have her there for some unneeded conflict. I love the character, but Sue always works in moderation. In the case, she’s totally M.I.A. and the show, weirdly, is the better for it. No guest stars either. No gimmicks. Just the main cast, who are allowed to thankfully shine.

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Exclusive Interview: GLEE star Cory Monteith talks about singing, dancing and covering Queen

Cory Monteith in GLEE - Season 2 | ©2010 Fox

 While many of the characters of GLEE get to wear their emotions on their sleeve, jock and show choir member Finn has proven to be the most introspective. As played by Cory Monteith, Finn internalizes so much, it’s hard to really pinpoint where he’s coming from at times. Yet, for all his internal strife, he’s also the one character who has grown leaps and bounds with last week’s episode finally having embraced Kurt (Chris Colfer) as his step-brother with open arms. ASSIGNMENT X caught up with Monteith to talk about Season Two, exploring his voice and covering Queen as […]Read On »

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TV Review: CHUCK – Season 4 – “Vs. The Leftovers”

CHUCK - Season 4 poster | © 2010 NBC

For the geeks like myself who love CHUCK, “Vs. The Leftovers” was filled with the kind of pop culture chocolatey goodness that you couldn’t help smiling throughout while watching. First off, you get Linda Hamilton as Mom Bartowski saving the life of Chuck (Zachary Levi) and then saying the infamous TERMINATOR line “Come with me if you want to live.”

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TV Review: THE WALKING DEAD – Season 1 – “Wildfire”

Zombies from THE WALKING DEAD - Season 1 | © 2010 AMC

In the penultimate episode of THE WALKING DEAD, Rick (Andrew Lincoln) leads the survivors on a desperate odyssey back into the lions’ – well, zombies’ – den, as they head for the Center for Disease Control and possible salvation for the now-infected Jim (Andrew Rothenberg). It seems impossible that anyone could have made it through the collapse of the city, and yet deep beneath the streets one lone scientist (Noah Emmerich) on the brink of insanity may be all that stands between our heroes and a more horrific end to their journey.

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Exclusive Interview: Kurt Sutter and Katey Sagal rev up for the SONS OF ANARCHY Season Three finale

Katey Sagal in SONS OF ANARCHY - Season Three | © 2010 FX

SONS OF ANARCHY revs up for its Season Three finale tonight on FX (it’s already renewed for a fourth season) and the series finds the SAMCRO motorcycle club unofficially holding sway over the little town of Charming, California, dealing weapons when they’re not dealing with internal strife. This includes tension between Jax Teller, played by Charlie Hunnam, and his stepfather Clay Morrow, played by Ron Perlman, who took over as SAMCRO leader after the death of Jax’s father John. Clay is now married to Jax’s mother Gemma, played by Katey Sagal and she’s a steely woman who will do anything […]Read On »

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Exclusive: ACTOR ALEX O’LOUGHLIN RIDES THE WAVES OF ‘HAWAII FIVE-0’

©2010 CBS Broadcasting Inc./Photo: Neil Jacobs/CBS

HAWAII FIVE-0 has been very good to CBS. For twelve years (1968-1980), actor Jack Lord played Steve McGarrett, the head of an elite team of the state’s special investigations. So it’s fitting that in resurrecting the franchise (an unsuccessful revival was attempted in 1997), the network would turn to an actor they’ve been very good to – Alex O’Loughlin. The Australian actor had previously starred for CBS in the short-lived 2007 series MOONLIGHT where he played a blood-sucker and in last year’s medical drama THREE RIVERS where he played a transplant surgeon. The third time’s a charm though, as the […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Actress Donna Murphy is TANGLED in Mother Gothel’s wicked ways

Mother Gothel in TANGLED | © 2010 Walt Disney Pictures

One of the most delicious aspects of the new hit Disney animated film TANGLED was the creation of Mother Gothel. Stealing away Rapunzel from her Royal parents at a young age (so she could tap into the girl’s magical hair to stay young forever), Gothel is a wonderful creation filled with malicious intent, mass contradictions, misguided motherly love and of course, the expert knack for breaking into show-stopping songs. Breathing the character to life vocally is Broadway actress Donna Murphy (SPIDER-MAN 2, STAR TREK: INSURRECTION) who talked with ASSIGNMENT X in this exclusive interview about the Disney process and her […]Read On »

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Exclusive Clips: THE WEST WING’s Thomas Schlamme looks back at the seminal series

THE WEST WING | © Warner Bros.

All seven seasons of the seminal drama THE WEST WING from creator Aaron Sorkin (which aired between 1999 and 2006) have finally arrived for download via iTunes, Amazon Video On Demand and other Online Digital Retailers. In honor of this, ASSIGNMENT X had the opportunity to ask Executive Producer/Director Thomas Schlamme a few questions about the ground-breaking series set in the White House and you can view the answers below in these exclusive clips. CLICK HERE to download from iTunes ______________________________________________________________________

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