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MARS: Astronauts Mae Jemison & Leland Melvin – exclusive interview

Mars on National Geographic | © 2018 NatGeo

In Season 2 of MARS, Monday nights on National Geographic Channel, the series continues its unusual blend of scripted drama and documentary footage. In the future, scientists have established the first colony on Mars, but their research is threatened by the arrival of a private business team. Footage of real-life situations is used to illustrate how the issues examined in the story are playing out in the world today. Former NASA astronauts Mae Jemison and Leland Melvin are both consultants on MARS. Jemison, who is both a medical doctor and an engineer, is the first African-American woman to travel in […]Read On »

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Movie Review: OUTLAW KING

Outlaw King | © 2018 Netflix

Rating: R Stars: Chris Pine, Stephen Dillane, Billy Howle, Florence Pugh, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Tony Curran, James Cosmo, Sam Spruell, Callan Mulvey Writers: Bash Doran and James MacInnes and David Mackenzie, additional writing by David Harrower and Mark Bomback Director: David Mackenzie Distributor: Netflix Release Date (theatrical and Netflix): November 9, 2018 Those who know anything about Scottish history – or in fact have any memory of BRAVEHEART, especially its postscript about what happened a few years after William Wallace’s death – will be familiar with Robert the Bruce. OUTLAW KING tells of how that historical personage wrested Scotland from England. […]Read On »

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MURPHY BROWN: Nik Dodani chats about the new revival – Exclusive Interview

Nik Dodani is Pat in MURPHY BROWN | ©2018 CBS/Cliff Lipson

The half-hour comedy MURPHY BROWN, about an opinionated TV journalist played by Candice Bergen, ran on CBS for ten seasons, 1988-1998. Over those years, MURPHY BROWN racked up multiple Emmy and Golden Globes wins for Outstanding Comedy and for Bergen, as well as other awards. Now Bergen and series creator Diane English are back with CBS’s series revival of MURPHY BROWN on Thursday nights, with a Thanksgiving episode airing on November 22. There are lots of familiar faces as many of the original cast have returned, including Faith Ford, Joe Regalbuto, Grant Shaud, and Charles Kimbrough. Something new to MURPHY […]Read On »

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ORIGIN: Creator Mika Watkins chats about new sci-fi series with fellow executive producers – Exclusive Interview

ORIGIN - Season 1 Key Art | ©2018 YouTube

In ORIGIN, the new series now streaming on YouTube Premium (the first episode can be seen for free on regular YouTube), a group of strangers have set out with the hopes of beginning new lives on a distant planet. However, they are awakened mid-journey when something goes wrong with the ship. Now each one must confront his or her past in order to deal with a dangerous present. Mika Watkins created ORIGIN, and is an executive producer on it with Rob Bullock and Suzanne Mackie, both of Left Bank Pictures. ASSIGNMENT X: Was the idea of ORIGIN always to show […]Read On »

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TV Review: DANCING WITH THE STARS – Season 27 – Week 9 – Season Finale – Bobby Bones hams it all the way to first place

Bobby Bones and Sharna Burgess on DANCING WITH THE STARS - Season 27 | ©2018 ABC/Craig Sjodin

Stars: Evanna Lynch, Bobby Bones, Milo Manheim, Alexis Ren. Network: ABC, airs Monday Original Telecast: November 19th, 2018 I thought the biggest shocker of the DANCING WITH THE STARS: Season 27 was the waaaaaay too early elimination of Juan Pablo Di Pace & Cheryl Burke. I was wrong. The biggest shocker is audience favorite and lowest scoring competitors Bobby Bones & Sharna Burgess winning!!! Huh? They like him, they really, really, REALLY like him. And so the show becomes more about popularity than talent more so than ever with Bones’ win. Yes, he is no where near the best dancer, […]Read On »

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THE LITTLE DRUMMER GIRL: Alexander Skarsgard chats new miniseries – Interview

Alexander Skarsgard is Becker in THE LITTLE DRUMMER GIRL |©2018 AMC/ Ink Factory/Jonathan Olley

AMC’s THE LITTLE DRUMMER GIRL, adapted from John Le Carre’s novel of the same name, is a thriller concerning identities and loyalties. The miniseries, directed by Park Chan-wook, runs over three consecutive nights, Monday-Wednesday, November 19-21. In THE LITTLE DRUMMER GIRL, West End actress Charlie (Florence Pugh) agrees to go undercover for the Israeli intelligence agency Mossad. Charlie’s job is to pretend to be a Palestinian sympathizer and embed herself with a group of putative terrorists. However, as she goes deeper into the assignment, Charlie isn’t sure who’s right and who’s wrong and, for that matter, whether she’s being told […]Read On »

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MARS: Actor Esai Morales and showrunner Dee Johnson chat Season 2 – Exclusive Interview

Esai Morales in Season 2 of MARS | ©2018 National Georgraphic/Dusan Martincek

National Geographic Channel’s series MARS has been described as a hybrid. Now in its second season on Monday nights, MARS employs both scripted drama and documentary footage to explore how what is happening in the real world today could be mirrored when humanity attempts to colonize a new planet. Dee Johnson is the Season 2 show runner and an executive producer on MARS. Esai Morales (who coincidentally portrayed another Earth-originated dweller of another planet as a series regular on CAPRICA) plays wealthy industrialist Roland St. John, whose company clashes with the scientists already in residence on Mars. Both Johnson and […]Read On »

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Movie Review: FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD

FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD movie poster | ©2018 Warner Bros.

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Jude Law, Johnny Depp, Zoe Kravitz, Callum Turner Writer: J.K. Rowling, based on characters created by J.K. Rowling Director: David Yates Distributor: Warner Bros. Release Date: November 16, 2018 FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD is set in 1927, one year after the events of its immediate predecessor, FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM, which was released two years ago. Both films are set in what is now to be known as WIZARDING WORLD, aka the HARRY POTTER universe. Got all that? Good, because FANTASTIC BEASTS: […]Read On »

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Movie Review: WIDOWS

WIDOWS movie poster | ©2018 20th Century Fox

Rating: R Stars: Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki, Cynthia Erivo, Carrie Coon, Liam Neeson, Colin Farrell, Brian Tyree Henry, Robert Duvall, Daniel Kaluuya, Garret Dillahunt, John Michael Hill, Jacki Weaver Writers: Gillian Flynn & Steve McQueen Director: Steve McQueen Distributor: 20th Century Fox Release Date: November 16, 2018 WIDOWS started as a 1983 British miniseries written by Lydia LaPlante (creator of PRIME SUSPECT). It got a 2002 American remake as an ABC TV miniseries. Now director Steve McQueen and his co-writer Gillian Flynn have brought WIDOWS to the big screen in a new adaptation. It starts out tense and […]Read On »

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CAMPING: Co-creator Jenni Konner on new HBO comedy series – Exclusive Interview

CAMPING - Season 1 Key Art | ©2018 HBO

HBO’s Sunday-night half-hour comedy CAMPING is based on a British series of the same name, which was created by Julia Davis. Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner, who both serve as executive producers on the new edition, adapted the American version for HBO. Jennifer Garner stars as ultra-controlling Kathryn McSorley-Jodell, who plans a group camping trip to celebrate the fortieth birthday of mild-mannered husband Walt (David Tennant). The excursion brings out the worst in everyone. Konner, who was also a executive producer on HBO’s GIRLS with Dunham (the two ended their creative partnership earlier this year), directed several episodes of CAMPING, […]Read On »

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