ZOEY’S EXTRAORDINARY PLAYLIST: Choreographer Mandy Moore on NBC’s musical dramedy – Exclusive Interview

ZOEY'S EXTRAORDINARY PLAYLIST - Season 1 Key Art | ©2020 NBCUniversal

In the musical dramedy ZOEY’S EXTRAORDINARY PLAYLIST, in its first season on Sunday nights at 9 PM on NBC, Jane Levy plays Zoey. Zoey is a young computer tech exec at a firm in San Francisco. Her beloved father (Peter Gallagher) has a debilitating disease that has robbed him of the ability to speak, and her mother (Mary Steenburgen) is so devoted to him that she’s becoming exhausted. When Zoey has a routine MRI, there’s an earthquake. After this, Zoey discovers that she now has the ability – whether she wants it or not – to know people’s innermost emotions, […]Read On »

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DORKING OUT – Episode 36: The What Did I Just See On The Oscars Edition

Dorking Out Show | © 2016 Chris Smith/Sonia Mansfield

Hey there, dorks. What the what?! In this week’s podcast, we try to make sense of what happened at last night’s Oscars. We recorded this podcast immediately following last night’s broadcast. We share our thoughts about that Hollywood ending for this year’s Academy Awards. Plus, we rundown all the winners in every category. Oh, and Sonia does some bragging about beating Chris in this year’s Oscar pool. And, just in case you missed it, we did some Facebook Live broadcasting throughout the show, so please like our Facebook page and check it out. We hope you enjoy our dorky podcast. You […]Read On »

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2017 OSCARS: MOONLIGHT wins Best Picture after mistake

Jimmy Kimmel hosted the award show | © 2017 ABC/Jeff Lipsky

Here’s something you don’t see every year. The 89th Academy Awards presentation on ABC network on February 26, 2017, will go down in history. Yes, the Best Picture Oscar for MOONLIGHT, the low-budget drama about a young gay black man at three stages of his life, is unique in many ways. However, what a lot of Oscar viewers may remember most about the evening is that, for the first time ever, the wrong movie got announced as the winner before it got straightened out onstage. When the time came to present Best Picture, Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway read off […]Read On »

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DORKING OUT – Special Bulletin #6: Oscar nominees revealed

Dorking Out Show | © 2016 Chris Smith/Sonia Mansfield

Hey there, dorks, Welcome to our special bulletin, Dorking Out About the Oscars. LA LA LAND is going to the dance with a record 14 nominations, tying 1950’s ALL ABOUT EVE and 1997’s TITANIC. Other top nominees include ARRIVAL and MOONLIGHT (8 nominations), Mel Gibson’s HACKSAW RIDGE, LION and MANCHESTER BY THE SEA (six nominations) and FENCES and HELL OR HIGH WATER (four nominations). Notice something about all the nominees? They are all dramas. Not one comedy, Academy Voters? Come on. #OscarsSoSerious Best picture “La La Land” “Moonlight” “Manchester by the Sea” “Arrival” “Fences” “Lion” “Hidden Figures” “Hacksaw Ridge” “Hell or High Water” […]Read On »

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DORKING OUT – Episode 29: The We Make the Golden Globes Good Edition

Dorking Out Show | © 2016 Chris Smith/Sonia Mansfield

Hey there, dorks. In this week’s podcast, we talk about Sunday night’s Golden Globe nominations. LA LA LAND won all the awards, but Meryl Streep won the night. We’re going to talk about our favorite and least favorite moments of the show, and share how the winners affect our Oscar picks, because we take our Oscar predictions VERY SERIOUSLY. Then Smith talks about the ridiculous exercise of giving awards to artistic achievements as though they were trophies at the end of a baseball season. You can’t score LA LA LAND or MANCHESTER BY THE SEA like box scores. He’s got some interesting […]Read On »

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THE BEST SCORES OF 2016 – Part Two – The Runners Up and Composers to Watch

SWISS ARMY MAN soundtrack | ©2016 Lakeshore Records

The Runners-Up and Composers to Watch of 2016 The Runners-Up CAPTAIN FANTASTIC  (Alex Somers / Lakeshore) More proof that those in touch with Iceland’s musical spirit animal are blessed with an ability to capture profound emotion through unusual means, American-born Alex Somers’ work with the band Sigur Ros (and its essential continuation with its bandmate as Jonsi and Alex) now yields a score of singular spirituality as Somers tracks a family of ultra liberals who’ve have truly gone off society’s reservation. His soundtrack’s beautifully ethereal melodies are a unique mix of alt. rock sampling, angelic choruses, Native American winds, accordion […]Read On »

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DORKING OUT – Episode 21: The Arrival of the Winter Movie Preview Edition

Dorking Out Show | © 2016 Chris Smith/Sonia Mansfield

Hey there, dorks. In this week’s episode, we share our top movie picks for the rest of the year in our Winter Movie Preview, including LA LA LAND, LIVE BY NIGHT, a charming little indie called ROGUE ONE and many more. Then, we review the alien invasion movie ARRIVAL, which just opened in theaters on Friday. And then, you asked, and we answered. We’re answering listeners’ questions. All of that, plus we talk about the election results. Inspired by comedian Dana Gould’s Facebook post about the election results, we talk about the problems we have talking about politics. We hope you […]Read On »

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