MR MERCEDES: MOONLIGHT actor Jharrel Jerome chats new series – Exclusive Interview

MR MERCEDES - Season 1 key art | ©2017 Audience Network

In AT&T Audience Network’s MR MERCEDES, based on Stephen King’s novel, Brendan Gleeson plays retired police detective Bill Hodges, still in pursuit of the psychopath who used a stolen car to commit mass murder. Bill is aided in his quest by Jharrel Jerome’s character Jerome Robinson, a Harvard-bound young computer whiz who until now hasn’t truly encountered human evil. Jerome has been acting professionally for only a little over a year, but it’s been an eventful journey. His first gig was as the sixteen-year-old protagonist Kevin (other actors play young and older Kevin) in the Best Picture Oscar winner MOONLIGHT. […]Read On »

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MOANA highlights Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Releases for March 7, 2017

MOANA |© 2017 Disney Home Video

Your guide to some of the new releases that are out this week. Catching up on many of the titles that I missed while being sick … plus new stuff that arrived. MOANA – Hard to go wrong with any Disney film these days. It seems they always knock it out of the park and that’s the case with MOANA, a wonderful and beautiful film about coming of age, magic and wonder. While most Disney animated titles are usually beautiful, MOANA is that much more because of the great variety of colors from the clear blue ocean to the vivid […]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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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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LUKE CAGE: Mahershala Ali talks Season 1 and playing Cottonmouth – Exclusive Interview

Mahershala Ali is Cottonmouth in LUKE CAGE - Season 1| ©2016 Netflix

Mahershala Ali is having quite a year. The actor from Oakland, California – first name pronounced Mah-HER-shah-lah – has a Golden Globe nomination and Oscar buzz for his performance as a compassionate drug dealer in the film MOONLIGHT. Ali also plays the love interest of Taraji P. Henson’s NASA math genius Katherine Johnson in HIDDEN FIGURES. Earlier this year, Ali appeared in KICKS and THE FREE STATE OF JONES, and he plays Remy Danton in Netflix’s HOUSE OF CARDS. However, Ali is at Netflix’s portion of the Television Critics Association press tour to talk about his role as Cornell “Cottonmouth” […]Read On »

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MOONLIGHT: Composer Nicholas Britell gets classically serious in the down low hood – Interview

In a tough urban environment, being loud and proud is something reserved for the macho occupations of drug dealing and gangsterism, certainly not in the far more vulnerable act of proclaiming oneself as gay. It’s a contrast that marks both filmmaker Barry Jenkins’ artistically subtle approach to MOONLIGHT, and his composer Nicholas Britell’s classically ethereal score. As divided into three “chapters,” Jenkins paints the quiet coming of age of Chiron, the seemingly meek son of a crack addicted mother who falls under the foster fatherhood of the sympathetic dealer Juan (Mahershala Ali, currently impressing as the far more villainous crime kingpin […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Eric Winter is under the WITCHES OF EAST END spell

Eric Winter in WITCHES OF EAST END - Season 1 | ©2013 Lifetime

Eric Winter was brought to the attention of the WITCHES OF EAST END producers, according to Lifetime executive vice-president and general manager Rob Sharenow, because the actor attended a Christmas party with his wife Rosalyn Sanchez, who is a regular on Lifetime’s DEVIOUS MAIDS. Sharenow tells the press, “All the Lifetime women thought he was so hot that we had to have him on a show. So there you go.” Has Winter heard this explanation for how he wound up on WITCHES? “I pitched that introduction,” Winters jokes. “I found out about it actually a little bit earlier today. Very […]Read On »

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Exclusive Photos from THE VAMPIRE DIARIES at the PaleyFest 2012

Julie Plec, Matt Davis, Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Candice Accola, Ian Somerhalder, and Kat Graham at The PaleyFest 2012 for Media Honors VAMPIRE DIARIES | ©2012 Sue Schneider

CW’s hit show THE VAMPIRE DIARIES was honored at PaleyFest 2012 (The William S. Paley Television Festival) on March 10. The festival, which is held at the Saban Theater in Beverly Hills, had a line of fans of the show all the way down the street. Whether it’s THE VAMPIRE DIARIES, TRUE BLOOD or previous television shows that were about vampires, such as FOREVER KNIGHT, MOONLIGHT and DARK SHADOWS the love for the Vampire Lore is never-ending. Seen walking into the press tent before joining the fans on this special night were the stars, which included: Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, […]Read On »

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