POP SHOW PODCAST – Episode 13: Academy Awards review

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Welcome to another edition of the POP SHOW PODCAST starring Anthony C. Ferrante, but with Anthony on set location, once again Ryan Mitchelle, Sonia Mansfield (@TheSoniaShow), Chris Smith (@JettJergens) and myself (@peterbrownAX) helm the show in a general discussion about the big show that happened on Sunday: the Academy Awards. We discuss Chris Rock’s performance, the general theme of the show, the winners, the losers and how those big nerds Chris and Sonia did in their Oscar pools. We also have a look at the Razzies and the finale of THE X-FILES. Come have a listen, won’t you? Listen and […]Read On »

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Breaking News: DIVERGENT director Neil Burger talks his new film – Comic Con 2013

DIVERGENT | (c) 2013 Summit Entertainment

Director of the soon-to-be blockbuster, DIVERGENT, Neil Burger loved the material that he was dealing with going into production on this film. At the San Diego Comic-Con 2013, Burger credits the source material as the initial inspiration and how it appeals to not just youths but everyone. “What I liked about it was Veronica’s [Roth] book and it was wonderful to create a new world and really what I liked was a young woman’s journey,” Burger says. “What I liked was the human element. This young woman’s journey, yes it is based on a youth novel, but it is a […]Read On »

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Breaking News: DIVERGENT star Shailene Woodley Talks her new Film – Comic Con 2013

DIVERGENT

During the recent San Diego Comic-Con 2013, Shailene Woodley, star of the upcoming film DIVERGENT, talked about how becoming a huge star and dealing with the new-found fame as well as getting help from HUNGER GAMES star Jennifer Lawrence. “I did an audition for HUNGER GAMES back in the day and Jennifer Lawrence actually helped me with DIVERGENT and asked her about the experience of HUNGER GAMES and how her life has changed from going from small movies to a huge movie like HUNGER GAMES,” Woodley says. “She gave me really be beautiful advice about how it changed her life […]Read On »

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Breaking News: HANNIBAL on track with the films/books – Comic-Con 2013

Mads Mikkelsen in HANNIBAL - Season 1 - "Releves" | ©2013 NBC/Brooke Palmer

At San Diego Comic-Con 2013, HANNIBAL creator Bryan Fuller talked about how the show continues to be on track to match what has already happened on the big screen as well as in the books. “Yes, we are right on track for the initial plan. The first three seasons we would say are lost literature from Thomas Harris. It is very important to honor what Thomas Harris has written,” Fuller says. “When I was a kid I saw MANHUNTER and I went out and bought the book and discovered there’s a whole world here that I didn’t see in the […]Read On »

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Breaking News: HANNIBAL Creator Bryan Fuller Discusses Season 2 – Comic-Con 2013

Mads Mikkelson and Hugh Dancy in HANNIBAL - Season 1 - "Savoureaux" | ©2013 NBC/Brooke Palmer

At San Diego Comic-Con 2013, Bryan Fuller sat down to discuss the second season of his NBC show HANNIBAL. While he didn’t want to give that much away for fans (and they have yet to begin shooting the second season), he did leave some lasting impressions as to what will be in store for Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) and Dr. Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen) as well as some of the other, uh, interesting aspects. First, expect to see human sushi in the first episode. Yes, human sushi. Also Season 2 will feature a new aspect to the character of Graham as […]Read On »

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Interview: TOP OF THE LAKE actors Elisabeth Moss & Holly Hunter and producer Iain Canning on the new Sundance Channel mini-series

Elisabeth Moss in TOP OF THE LAKE | ©2013 Sundance Channel

TOP OF THE LAKE is a seven-hour miniseries about New Zealand police detective Robin Griffin, played by MAD MEN’s Elisabeth Moss, who finds herself dealing with her past as she investigates the disappearance of a pregnant twelve-year-old girl. Adding to the mystery is a women’s retreat, run by Holly Hunter’s character, the enigmatic G.J. Directed by Jane Campion, who previously helmed Hunter’s Oscar-winning performance in THE PIANO, and Garth Davis, and created and written by Campion and Gerard Lee, TOP OF THE LAKE debuts in a two-hour block on the Sundance Channel Monday at 9 PM, with the five subsequent […]Read On »

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ASSIGNMENT X News: 4th of July Upgrade and Breaking Records

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After seven and a half months, ASSIGNMENT X continues to soar to new heights and the staff would like to thank our loyal readers for continuing to support us and spreading the word about where Pop Culture Marks the Spot. In the month of May, we had over 525,000 page views and over 200,000 uniques. This is unprecedented growth and in the month of June we saw our pages per visit count jump to 2.72. Of course, with growth, comes some growing pains, and as many have noticed during the month of June, the site occasionally ran a bit slow […]Read On »

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WonderCon 2011: The HUMAN TARGET Season 3 scoop and status

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During the press event for HUMAN TARGET at WonderCon 2011 held in San Francisco, executive producer, Matthew Miller, commented on the possibility of a third season of the action show on Fox. “You want to be able to say we got picked up,” Miller says. “Unfortunately, we don’t know either way. I think that for Fox it’s going to be about how their pilots turn out certainly. I think there will also be some license fee negotiations and things of that nature. We won’t know anything until May.” Does Fox still support the show? “As far as I know, Warner […]Read On »

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WonderCon 2011: SUPERNATURAL baddie Mark Sheppard says you can’t get rid of Crowley

Mark Sheppard in SUPERNATURAL | ©2010 The CW

During the press event for DOCTOR WHO at WonderCon 2011 in San Francisco, ASSIGNMENT X had to ask frequent SUPERNATURAL guest-star Mark Sheppard about the possibility of his character of Crowley returning to The CW show in Season 7.  Here’s what he had to say. “You can’t get rid of Crowley,” Sheppard says. “If they go to Season 7 on SUPERNATURAL, I would guess that they would bring Crowley back because the fans have been barraging the show about it. Keep doing it! If you want me back on SUPERNATURAL you have to keep pestering them.” CLICK HERE for details […]Read On »

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WonderCon 2011: 300 prequel XERXES is very close to happening reveals producer

300 movie poster | ©2006 Warner Bros.

During the press event for the Greek Gods action film IMMORTALS at WonderCon 2011 in San Francisco, producer Mark Canton gave the low down on the planned 300 prequel XERXES. Canton says that 300 director Zack Snyder (who likely won’t return to helm) and Kurt Johnstad are working on the film already and creator Frank Miller is working on the script. “We have to very, very careful,” Canton says. “[300] is a movie that has been embraced in pop culture around the world. I feel like it will happen. We are very close.” IMMORTALS opens November 11, 2011 CLICK HERE […]Read On »

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