DORKING OUT – Episode 32: The Anti-heroes of Riverdale Edition

Dorking Out Show | © 2016 Chris Smith/Sonia Mansfield

In this week’s podcast, we talk about anti-heroes. Are there too many anti-heroes on TV? What started as a really exciting storytelling idea has become the yawn-inducing standard. We talk about what Chris has labeled “Toxic Heisenberg Syndrome” and share our favorite TV anti-heroes. And speaking of anti-heroes, in our second segment, we review The CW’s radical reimagining of the wholesome Archie comics, RIVERDALE, and NBC’s grim take of THE WIZARD OF OZ, EMERALD CITY with entertainment journalist Abbie Bernstein, author of “The Art of Mad Max: Fury Road,” “The Art Of The Great Wall,” which is coming out in February. In […]Read On »

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DORKING OUT – Episode 23: The ALLIED with MOANA edition

Dorking Out Show | © 2016 Chris Smith/Sonia Mansfield

Hey there, dorks. In this week’s episode, we review Disney 56th animated movie MOANA with David Tracy, communications director of Chaos Group and the co-host of Old Movies, New Beer and Sonia’s better half, and Juan Uriarte, host of the Instant Ramen podcast. Then David and Juan stick around to discuss about the state of Disney animation. Do they still make ‘em like they used to? We talk about that. In our third segment, we review the new World War II spy drama ALLIED, starring Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard. All of that, plus our favorite headlines of the week, including the ratings […]Read On »

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DORKING OUT – Episode 14: The Magnificent Simpsons (and South Park) and How To Win An Emmy Redux Edition

Dorking Out Show | © 2016 Chris Smith/Sonia Mansfield

Hey there, dorks. In this week’s episode we review the new western THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN, starring Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt. Is it as good as the original 1960 THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN? Is the 1960 version as good as Akira Kurosawa’s SEVEN SAMURAI from 1954? We talk about that, and the current state of westerns in Hollywood. In our second segment, we do a status check on two of our favorite shows of all-time THE SIMPSONS and SOUTH PARK. THE SIMPSONS just kicked off its 28th (!) season on Sunday, and “South Park” launched its 20th season two weeks ago.  […]Read On »

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DORKING OUT – Episode 13: The Bridget Jones’ Emmy and How to Win Your Own Edition

Dorking Out Show | © 2016 Chris Smith/Sonia Mansfield

Hey there, dorks. In this week’s episode we wade through the Emmys aftermath. In the era of Peak TV, how do you honor all the great shows that deserved to be honored? We talk about the winners, losers and more. Plus, Chris gets to brag about his Emmy wins. He talks about what it is like to be nominated and win an Emmy, as well as what it is like to attend the award show. We also review the final installment one of the most important trilogies of the 2000. No, not that one. No, not that one, either. We […]Read On »

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DORKING OUT – Episode 10: The Star Trek 50th Anniversary Edition

Dorking Out Show | © 2016 Chris Smith/Sonia Mansfield

</iframe Hey there, dorks. In honor of the 50th anniversary of STAR TREK, we are going to boldly go where this podcast has never gone before: over the two-hour mark. We have put together an epic STAR TREK-themed episode for this week’s episode of “Dorking Out.” In our first two segments, Mark A. Altman and Edward Gross, the authors of the best book we’ve ever read about STAR TREK and the inner workings of Hollywood, “The Fifty-Year Mission: The Complete, Uncensored, Unauthorized Oral History of Star Trek: The First 25 Years,” join us to talk about all things STAR TREK, […]Read On »

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Wondercon News: Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays a young Bruce Willis in LOOPER

Joseph Gordon-Levitt in INCEPTION | ©2010 Warner Bros.

While speaking to the press at Wondercon, actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt spoke about starring in the new sci-fi film LOOPER helmed by Rian Johnson (BRICK) and how he gets to play a younger version of Bruce Willis. In the film, time travel exists and Joe (Gordon-Levitt) is a hired gun for the mob to clean up messes until his future self (Willis) is hired to rub him out. “I was basing my character on him,” says Gordon-Levitt. “I watched his movies. I would take the audio out of the movies and put it on my iPod to listen to it. I […]Read On »

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