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TV Review: THE CAPE – SEASON 1 – “Scales”

Vinnie Jones in THE CAPE - Season 1 - "Scales on a Train" | &Copy 2011 NBC/Jordan Althaus

Stars: David Lyons, Keith David, Summer Glau, James Frain, Vinnie Jones, Jennifer Ferrin, Ryan Wynott, Richard Schiff Writer: William Wheeler Director: Dennie Gordon Network: NBC, Mondays @ 9 PM Airdate: Jan. 24, 2011 There are times when more really is more, as handily proved by THE CAPE episode “Scales.” Why go with one bad guy when there can be two, or even three, with that last one creating terrible moral conflict for our hero? Yes, Vincent (David Lyons) is at odds with Max (Keith David) here, while a feud between Scales (Vinnie Jones) and Chess (James Frain) creates a surprising […]Read On »

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TV Review: CASTLE – SEASON 3 – “Knockdown”

Stana Katic and Nathan Fillion in CASTLE - Season 3 - "Knockdown" |&Copy 2011 ABC/Adam Taylor

“Knockdown” is not your typical episode of CASTLE. The usually light-hearted whodunnit with a hint of will they/won’t they goes to the dark side as Kate Beckett (Stana Katic) gets some more tidbits about her mother’s murder.

Oh, and things are heating up between her and writer/hanger on Rick Castle (Nathan Fillion), but forget cutesy romance, the heat has everything to do with why the wealthy best-selling author is spending so much time going out on homicide cases. Hint – it isn’t merely heat.

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The Complete 83rd Annual Academy Awards Nominations

THE KING'S SPEECH movie poster | ©2010 The Weinstein Company

The 83rd Annual Academy Awards announced their nominees early this morning, and there were no huge surprises in most of the categories. The British drama THE KING’S SPEECH rules the nominations with 12, with TRUE GRIT a close second at 10. This “freshness” could actually be a boon to the Joel and Ethan Coen directed western as popularity fades on other nominees. As for the 10 movie, Best Picture category, once again, this is proving to be a very bad mistake. In attempt to be hip and get nominations for more crowd-pleasing films, this thinking has predominantly back-fired with only […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Former DEXTER star Julie Benz is a super-mom on NO ORDINARY FAMILY

Julie Benz in NO ORDINARY FAMILY | &Copy 2010 ABC/Bob D'Amico

The title of ABC’s NO ORDINARY FAMILY is accurate. After a plane crash and an encounter with strange glowing water in a remote part of the South American jungle, the Powell family is changed. Dad Jim (Michael Chiklis) now has super-strength, daughter Daphne (Kay Panabaker) can read people’s minds and son J.J. (Jimmy Powell) can make instant correct deductions. As for scientist mom Stephanie, played by Julie Benz, multi-tasking between home life and lab work has become so much more easier since she’s acquired super-speed. This isn’t Benz’s first brush with superpowers. After she appeared in a recurring role as […]Read On »

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Blu-ray Review: BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER – SEASON 8 MOTION COMIC

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER - Season 8 motion comic DVD | &Copy 2011 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

Ever since BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER went off the air, there’s been a hole in fans hearts hoping for a resurrection (and the movie reboot without creator Joss Whedon is not it).

However, the BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER comic book that has been “executive produced” and periodically written by Whedon himself over the last four years as SEASON 8 and it’s been an absolute joy. It’s brought back the universe we all loved with the correct voice and tone. There’s been death and surprises along the way and it truly is the next best thing to having a Season 8 back on television.

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

Linda Hamilton in CHUCK - Season 4 | &Copy 2011 NBC/Mitchell Haaseth

One of the things that has made CHUCK such a great series throughout its four season run, is the quality of guest actors that have popped up for one-shots and multi-arcs.

From Chevy Chase to Brandon Routh, CHUCK is a show that gives people a chance to show a different side within a quirky TV show that feels like an expansive action movie every week.

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Brand New Photos of Emma Roberts and Ghostface in SCREAM 4

SCREAM 4 poster | &copy 2011 Dimension Films

The release date for SCREAM 4 (aka SCRE4M) is only a couple of months away (April 15), and in the meantime, Dimension Films keeps fans happy with the occasional updated trailer and now two new stills which you can view below. Emma Roberts and Ghostface share the Stage in photo 1, while Courteney Cox and David Arquette are showcased in the other one. SCREAM 4 is directed by Wes Craven from a script by original SCREAM writer Kevin Williamson. CLICK HERE for more SCREAM 4 news and interviews CLICK HERE for an interview with SCREAM 4 star LUCY HALE CLICK […]Read On »

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TV review: BEING HUMAN – Season 1 – “There Goes the Neighborhood Part 2”

Sam Huntington Sam Witwer, Meaghan Rath in BEING HUMAN - Season 1 - "There Goes the Neighborhood Part 2" | &Copy 2011 Syfy/Philipe Bosse

The second episode of the Syfy Channel U.S. adaptation of the BBC’s BEING HUMAN, “There Goes the Neighborhood Part 2,” picks up where “Part 1” ended, with about-to-transform werewolf Josh (Sam Huntington) locked in a basement with his perplexed sister Emily (Alison Louder), while vampire Aidan (Sam Witwer) is distracted by a willing blood donor.

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Exclusive Interview: Lucy Hale chats the return of PRETTY LITTLE LIARS and SCRE4M

Lucy Hale in PRETTY LITTLE LIARS | &Copy 2010 ABC Family/Andrew Eccles

Sara Shepard’s young adult book series PRETTY LITTLE LIARS, about a quartet of high-school best friends enmeshed in some extremely heavy secrets, has been turned into a huge hit of a television series on ABC Family Channel which continues the second half of Season 1 tonight. Lucy Hale (a veteran of the 2007 remake of THE BIONIC WOMAN, in which she portrayed Jaime Sommers’ younger sister), is one of LIARS’ four leads, plays Aria Montgomery, a character whose unorthodox ways extend to having a romance with one of her high school teachers. Hale talks about the show’s impact, her character […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT goes live

Piers Morgan hosts PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT | &Copy 2011 CNN

Now that PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT has premiered on CNN with its first week of big interview gets (Oprah Winfrey, Howard Stern, Ricky Gervais), the nightly weekday series hosted by Piers Morgan, will now have a chance to settle into its format and find its ultimate direction and focus in the weeks (and months) to come. During CNN’s Television Critic sessions earlier this month, ASSIGNMENT X was able to get a few exclusive minutes with the charismatic British personality (right before the show debuted) to find out where he feels the news series will be heading and what he hopes to […]Read On »

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