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Movie Review: THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS

THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS movie poster | ©2017 Universal Pictures

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Vin Diesel, Jason Statham, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Charlize Theron, Kurt Russell, Nathalie Emmanuel, Luke Evans, Elsa Pataky, Kristofer Hivju, Scott Eastwood Writer: Chris Morgan, based on characters created by Gary Scott Thompson Director: F. Gary Gray Distributor: Universal Release Date: April 14, 2017 Let’s start with one big selling point of THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS. It has an extended sequence, roughly midpoint, where director F. Gary Gray and his amazing stunt and vehicle team do things with vehicles that haven’t been done quite this way before. (It’s also liable to […]Read On »

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TOMMY’S HONOUR: Director Jason Connery – Exclusive Interview – Part 1

TOMMY'S HONOUR movie poster | © 2017 Roadshow Attractions

A father who is a master craftsman is eager to pass his wisdom on to his eldest son. However, the son, rather than follow in his father’s footsteps, longs to use what the father makes to blaze his own path. In TOMMY’S HONOUR, this classic tale of family tension in Scotland is fact-based. The film won the BAFTA Scotland Award for Best Feature Film. Thomas “Old Tom” Morris, played in the film by Peter Mullan, designed fifty classic golf courses during his lifetime (1821-1908), as well as being a master maker of golf clubs. His son Tommy Morris, played by […]Read On »

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OUTSIDERS: Actors David Morse and Ryan Hurst on Season 2 – Exclusive Interview

The cast of OUTSIDERS Season 2 | © 2017 WGN

In WGN America’s OUTSIDERS, now in its second season on Tuesday nights, David Morse and Ryan Hurst play father and son, Big Foster Farrell and Li’l Foster Farrell. Both men are part of the Farrell clan, who live with their own customs and beliefs on Shay Mountain in the Appalachias, near the town of Blackburg, Kentucky. The Farrells have a lot of problems both within their own ranks – Big Foster murdered his mother (Phyllis Somerville) to become the clan leader, the Bren’in, only to have his younger wife G’winveer (Gillian Alexy) poison him and claim the position – and […]Read On »

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THE AMERICANS: Creators Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields on Season 5- Exclusive Interview

Keri Russell in THE AMERICANS - Season 1 | ©2013 FX/Frank Ockenfels

In Season 5 of THE AMERICANS, Tuesday nights on FX Network, things are more stressful than ever for our ‘80s-era KGB spies, Philip (Matthew Rhys) and Elizabeth Jennings (Keri Russell). Not only are the pretend-all-American couple continuing to keep us their identities, they are trying to prevent the U.S. from poisoning the U.S.S.R.’s grain supply, coping with teenage daughter Paige’s (Holly Taylor) romance with the son of FBI Agent Stan Beeman (Noah Emmerich) and dealing with son Henry’s (Kiedrich Sellati) increasing curiosity about exactly where Mom and Dad go all the time. Series creator Joe Weisberg and his fellow executive […]Read On »

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DORKING OUT – Episode 42: The Let’s Pretend We Care About Sports Edition

Dorking Out Show | © 2016 Chris Smith/Sonia Mansfield

Hey there, dorks. In this week’s episode, in honor of baseball season starting last week, we are going to share our top 3 favorite sports movies, but don’t worry, Smith will still find a way to mention the fact that he’s reading “War and Peace.” In the second half of the show, we unveil a new segment, Dorking Out Debates. What do we watch first when a movie remake is coming out? Do you watch (or rewatch) the old version before going to see the new version? We’re going to argue about it. And finally, we will end the show […]Read On »

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TV Review: DANCING WITH THE STARS – Season 24 – Week 4 – Most Memorable Year Night says goodbye to Mr. T

Mr. T in DANCING WITH THE STARS - Season 24 | ©2017 ABC/Craig Sjodin

Stars: Heather Morris, Nancy Kerrigan, Mr. T, Bonner Bolton, Erika Jayne, David Ross, Simone Biles, Normani Kordei, Rashad Jennings, Nick Viall Network: ABC, airs Monday Original Telecast: April 10th, 2017 By far my favorite night on DANCING WITH THE STARS is “The Most Memorable Year” night. Filled with emotion and honesty, it’s the night where we truly get to see the contestants for who they really are and where they came from, whether it be twenty years ago or, in the case of Mr. T, sixty four years ago. Sadly, Mr. T ended his run on DWTS tonight, along with […]Read On »

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THE SON: Actor Zahn McClarnon on AMC’s new series – Exclusive Interview

Zahn McClearnon as Toshaway in THE SON - Season 1 | ©2017 AMC/Van Redin

Based on the acclaimed novel by Philipp Meyer, AMC’s new series THE SON premieres Saturday, April 8. THE SON is a saga of Texas, bridging the Old West of the nineteenth century and the oil boom of the early 1900s. Pierce Brosnan stars as the older Eli McCullough, who, when young (played by Jacob Lofland), is kidnapped by a Comanche tribe; the story shifts back and forth between the older man and his younger self. Zahn McClarnon plays tribal leader Toshaway, who brings Eli up as his son. McClarnon, full name Zahn Tokiya-yu McClarnon, is the son of a Hunkpapa […]Read On »

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RIVERDALE: Mädchen Amick on the new ARCHIE series – Exclusive Interview

Madchen Amick in RIVERDALE - Season 1 | ©2017 The CW/Art Streiber

RIVERDALE, in its freshman season on the CW Thursday nights, has been adapted from the famous ARCHIE comics by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. Executive-produced by Greg Berlanti (who is also behind The CW’s DC superhero universe shows), RIVERDALE is a lot darker than its source material. Archie Andrews (played by K.J. Apa), Betty Cooper (Lili Reinhart), Veronica Lodge (Camila Mendes), Jughead Jones (Cole Sprouse) and their high school classmates live in a world of secrets, lies, blackmail and murder. Mädchen Amick, who plays Betty’s mom Alice, knows something about playing characters who live in just that kind of small town – she […]Read On »

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CRIMINAL MINDS: Paget Brewster on Season 12 and her return to MINDS – Exclusive Interview

Paget Brewster at the 2011 PaleyFest Fall TV Preview presents Criminal Minds | ©2011 Sue Schneider

CRIMINAL MINDS is now in its twelfth season, Wednesday nights on CBS. Paget Brewster has had a unique relationship with the series, which concerns the FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU). Brewster was brought in to play Special Agent Emily Prentiss in Season 2 when Lola Glaudini, playing Special Agent Elle Greenaway, departed CRIMINAL MINDS. Mandy Patinkin left suddenly at start of Season 3, and Thomas Gibson’s character Aaron Hotchner was promoted to unit chief, with Joe Mantegna coming in as experienced profiler David Rossi. Brewster was with CRIMINAL MINDS through its sixth season, when she and A.J. Cook, who plays […]Read On »

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TV Review: DANCING WITH THE STARS – Season 24 – Week 3 – Adios Charo!

Charo and Keo Motsepe in DANCING WITH THE STARS - Season 24 | ©2017 ABC/Craig Sjodin

Stars: Heather Morris, Nancy Kerrigan, Mr. T, Bonner Bolton, Erika Jayne, David Ross, Simone Biles, Normani Kordei, Charo, Rashad Jennings, Nick Viall Network: ABC, airs Monday Original Telecast: April 3rd, 2017 DANCING WITH THE STARS is well into season 24 and it couldn’t feel more rushed. Sorry, but I have a BIG pet peeve to vent here – there is a HUGE lack of drama when Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews announce at the end of the show who is in jeopardy and then with one big woosh they announce the other nine or ten couples are safe. One of […]Read On »

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