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Movie Review: KING ARTHUR: LEGEND OF THE SWORD

KING ARTHUR: LEGEND OF THE SWORD poster | ©2017 Warner Bros.

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Charlie Hunnam, Jude Law, Astrid Berges-Frisbey, Djimon Hounsou, Eric Bana, Aiden Gillen, Freddie Fox, Craig McGinlay, Tom Wu, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Neil Maskell Writers: Joby Harold and Guy Ritchie & Lionel Wigram, story by David Dobkin and Joby Harold Director: Guy Ritchie Distributor: Warner Bros. Release Date: May 12, 2017 On the one hand, there’s a protagonist called Arthur who pulls a magical sword out of a stone in medieval Britain, so the storytellers have pretty much got to acknowledge this is indeed a tale of Arthur and Excalibur. On the other hand, Mordred is a mage who […]Read On »

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DORKING OUT – Episode 46: The Guardians Of The Galaxy Save Franchise Films Edition

Dorking Out Show | © 2016 Chris Smith/Sonia Mansfield

Hey there, dorks. In this week’s podcast, we review the 15th movie (!) in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2, with friend of the show, and Sonia’s better half, David Tracy from Chaos Group and co-host of the podcast Old Movies, New Beer. In our second segment, we do some serious deep dorking out about franchise films. Seriously. This might be the dorkiest thing we’ve ever done on this podcast. Chris made a spreadsheet and everything. We talk about the state of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and answer the question, “Are franchise movies getting better? And finally […]Read On »

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BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER: Actor Camden Toy chats about Joss Whedon’s classic series – Exclusive Interview – Part 1

Camden Toy | photo courtesy Albert L. Ortega

This year marks the twentieth anniversary of Joss Whedon’s groundbreaking, cult-adored, academically-studied TV series BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER. The series, which ran for five years on The WB and another two on UPN (both of which have since merged into The CW) starred Sarah Michelle Gellar as Buffy Summers, an initially reluctant Slayer who was destined to kill monsters and prevent the end of the world (a lot) in the town of Sunnydale, California. Camden Toy played three of Buffy’s most iconic nemeses, and then went over to the BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER spinoff ANGEL to play yet another monster. […]Read On »

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TV Review: DANCING WITH THE STARS – Season 24 – Week 8 – Trio Night – Bonner Bolton rides off into the sunset

Bonner Bolton in DANCING WITH THE STARS - Season 24 | ©2017 ABC/Craig Sjodin

Stars: Bonner Bolton, David Ross, Simone Biles, Normani Kordei, Rashad Jennings Network: ABC, airs Monday Original Telecast: May 8th, 2017 DANCING WITH THE STARS: Trio Dance Night ended with few surprises and a “seen it coming” elimination. While Normani Kordei & Val Chmerkovskiy continue to dominate the dance floor, Bonner Bolton & Sharna Burgess seemed done with the competition and ready to go home. So, that’s just where they went after dancing two dances tonight: a regular duo dance and then a trio dance. Fan favorite Chicago Cubber David Ross & Lindsey Arnold made it through to the semi finals, […]Read On »

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UNDERGROUND: Aldis Hodge and Jurnee Smollett-Bell on Season 2 – Exclusive Interview

The cast of UNDERGROUND | © 2016 WGN

In Season 2 of WGN America’s UNDERGROUND, which concludes Wednesday, May 10, things have gotten even more dangerous for the main characters. Escaped slave Rosalee, played by Jurnee Smollett-Bell, is now working in the Underground Railroad with Harriet Tubman, played by Aisha Hinds, to help other slaves flee to freedom. Meanwhile, Noah, played by Aldis Hodge, who changed his own plans to help Rosalee, has spent time in prison and nearly been executed, all of which has a major effect on him. Hodge and Smollett-Bell sit down to talk about their characters in UNDERGROUND’s second season, as well as what […]Read On »

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Exclusive Photos from KING ARTHUR: LEGEND OF THE SWORD World Premiere

Charlie Hunnam at the World Premiere of KING ARTHUR: LEGEND OF THE SWORD

Warner Bros. Pictures held the world premiere of KING ARTHUR: LEGEND OF THE SWORD, May 8 at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. Before the premiere started men dressed in costumes from the age of King Arthur rode horses down the street and then they walked the carpet and each took a place on platforms on the carpet. Seen walking the carpet were the stars of the film, which included: Charlie Hunnam, Djimon Hounsou, Eric Bana, Annabelle Wallis, Poppy Delevingne, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Jacqui Ainsley, Guy Ritchie (Director/Producer/Writer)and Producers: Joby Harold, Tory Tunnell and Akiva Goldsman. Joining them were guests, which […]Read On »

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THE ARRANGEMENT: Actor Michael Vartan on new E! series – Exclusive Interview

Michael Vartan, Josh Henderson and Christine Evangelista in THE ARRANGEMENT - Season 1 | ©2017 NBCUniversal/Marco Grob/E! Entertainment

THE ARRANGEMENT is only the second scripted series on the E! network. The drama from creator/executive producer Jonathan Abrahams is now in its first season on Sunday nights and renewed for a second. THE ARRANGEMENT deals with what happens when the Institute of the Higher Mind leader Terence, played by Michael Vartan, decides that his movie star disciple Kyle West (Josh Henderson) should be seen to have a romance. Terence therefore approaches aspiring actress Megan Morrison (Christine Evangelista) with a contract to put her together with Kyle, setting in motion events no one can foresee. Vartan spent five years on ALIAS […]Read On »

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iZOMBIE: Co-Creator Diane Ruggiero-Wright on Season 3 – Exclusive Interview

IZOMBIE key art - Season 3 | ©2017 The CW

Now in its third season on Tuesday nights on The CW, iZOMBIE is loosely based on a series of DC Comics created by writer Chris Roberson and artist Michael Allred. In the TV version, developed by Diane Ruggiero- Wright & Rob Thomas, Liv Moore (Rose McIver) has to give up a promising medical career when she’s scratched by a zombie and becomes one of the undead. Liv still has her personality, morality and even libido intact – so long as she ingests human brains on a regular basis. She gets a job as a morgue attendant, assisting pathologist Dr. Ravi […]Read On »

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DORKING OUT – Episode 45: The Handmaid’s Summer Movie Preview Edition

In this week’s episode, we are getting ready for the biggest movie season of the year with our Summer Movie Preview. Wil Wilkins of the NetHeads podcast on the Smodcast Network will be joining us as we share the three movies we’re most looking forward to this summer. In our second segment, we review the new 10-part Hulu miniseries THE HANDMAID’S TALE. We will try to make the conversation fun, because what’s not fun about a 10-hour miniseries about a future in which women don’t have rights, right? And finally, we will end our show with what we’re dorking out […]Read On »

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SHUT EYE: Actor Jeffrey Donovan on new Hulu series – Exclusive Interview

Jeffrey Donovan as Charlie Haverford in SHUT EYE - Season 1 | ©2016 Hulu/Trae Patton

In Hulu’s original series SHUT EYE, now streaming its entire first season and renewed for a second, Jeffrey Donovan stars as Charlie Haverford. In the show created by Leslie Bohem, Charlie and his ambitious wife Linda (KaDee Strickland) are con artists and fake psychics working in the Los Angeles San Fernando Valley. Charlie is quite shocked when he begins to have authentic visions of things to come. Donovan, originally from Massachusetts, starred as former CIA agent Michael Westen in seven seasons of USA Network’s BURN NOTICE. The actor also costarred in Season 2 of FARGO. He has played Robert Kennedy […]Read On »

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