Movie Review: STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI

STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI movie poster | ©2017 Lucasfilm

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Lupita Nyong’o, Domnhall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Kelly Marie Tran, Laura Dern Benicio Del Toro, Joonas Suotamo Writer: Rian Johnson, based on characters created by George Lucas Director: Rian Johnson Distributor: Disney Release Date: December 14, 2017 By now, it is evident that any kind of adaptation of pre-existing material – sequels, books into films, films into TV series, and so on – is going to get a very strong reaction from people who have strong sentiments about the original. This means […]Read On »

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Dorking Out – Episode 79: The Last Jedi Review Spectacular Edition

Dorking Out Podcast | © 2017 Dorking Out Show

Hey there, dorks. In this episode, we review a little movie called THE LAST JEDI. Raymond Scott Daigle joins us to talk about it. We have a good discussion about what we want from our STAR WARS movies, and what we got (or didn’t get) from this new installment. We get into spoilers pretty quick, so you should definitely see the movie first before listening. We hope you enjoy our dorky podcast. You can listen to us here, or you can find us on iTunes and Stitcher. Related: Movie Review: STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI

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THE ORVILLE: Scott Grimes beams up for Season 1 of new space trek – Exclusive Interview

Seth MacFarlane and Scott Grimes in THE ORVILLE - Season 1 |©2017 Fox/Noah Schutz

In Fox Network’s Thursday-night space dramedy THE ORVILLE, Scott Grimes plays helmsman Lt. Gordon Malloy aboard the title vessel, steering it through galactic adventures. Massachusetts native Grimes had previously worked with THE ORVILLE’s creator/star Seth MacFarlane, voicing multiple characters on MacFarlane’s FAMILY GUY and AMERICAN DAD. Grimes has also been a series regular on PARTY OF FIVE and E.R., had a major role in the miniseries BAND OF BROTHERS and starred in the cult favorite horror comedies CRITTERS and CRITTERS 2. ASSIGNMENT X: Were you a big genre guy before becoming involved in THE ORVILLE? SCOTT GRIMES: STAR TREK – […]Read On »

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Gwendoline Christie Interview: TOP OF THE LAKE: CHINA GIRL, STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI, GAME OF THRONES and More

Gwendoline Christie as Miranda Hilmarson - TOP OF THE LAKE: CHINA GIRL - Season 2 | ©2017 See-Saw Films/SundanceTV

Gwendoline Christie is an actress who causes the hearts of genre fans to soar. In GAME OF THRONES, she is the principled, imposing warrior Brienne of Tarth. Christie’s Captain Phasma character, introduced in STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS, is the first female Imperial officer in the STAR WARS films; we may learn more about her in the upcoming STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI. Now Christie, who hails from Sussex, England, costars in a very different type of role in TOP OF THE LAKE: CHINA GIRL, which airs on SundanceTV Sunday through Tuesday, September 10 through 12. Created by Jane Campion […]Read On »

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STAR WARS REBELS – The Fourth Season highlights new Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Releases this week

STAR WARS REBELS | © 2017 Disney Home Video

Your guide to some of the new releases that are out this week. STAR WARS: REBELS – THE COMPLETE FOURTH SEASON I’ve said this many times on both the POP SHOW podcast and the Dorking Out Show podcast that STAR WARS: REBELS is the best STAR WARS show that not enough people are actually watching. For starters, it is not a George Lucas type of adding kids’ stuff into a science fiction movie but instead it is geared toward children but with enough cool STAR WARS elements that any fan can enjoy. Season 3 really cranks up the action and […]Read On »

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DORKING OUT – Episode 43: The Fate of the Furious Mystery Science Theater Edition

Dorking Out Show | © 2016 Chris Smith/Sonia Mansfield

Hey there, dorks. In this week’s episode, we review THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS, the eighth movie in the popular movie series. Sonia hasn’t seen the other movies, so saying she didn’t like this one would be an understatement. In our second segment, we talk about the return of Mystery Science Theater 3000. And we end our show by talking about what we are dorking out about this week, including the return of BETTER CALL SAUL and the Star Wars Celebration tribute to Carrie Fisher. We hope you enjoy our dorky podcast. You can listen to us here, or you can […]Read On »

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DORKING OUT – Episode 40: The Dave Chappelle Is Better Than Amy Schumer And That’s OK Edition

Dorking Out Show | © 2016 Chris Smith/Sonia Mansfield

In this week’s episode, we talk about Amy Schumer and Dave Chappelle’s new comedy specials on Netflix. Are they funny? Well, one of them is. In our second segment, we get random and talk about a variety of things we’re dorking out about right now, including the How Is This Movie podcast, Missing Richard Simmons podcast, PLANET EARTH 2 and Wonkette. Oh, and Chris’s obsession with getting Sonia to read WAR AND PEACE. And we end our show with our favorite headlines: JUSTICE LEAGUE, STAR WARS and #GOPDnD. We hope you enjoy our dorky podcast. You can listen to us here, […]Read On »

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POP SHOW PODCAST – Episode 36: GAME OF THRONES Spinoff and Expanding the Marvel Cinematic Universe

POP SHOW PODCAST | © 2016 AssignmentX

Welcome back to the POP SHOW PODCAST starring Anthony C. Ferrante. Anthony is out this week on one of his many adventures so instead you get myself and co-hosts of the DORKING OUT PODCAST Sonia Mansfield and Christopher Allen Smith. We have a lively discussion this week about a possible GAME OF THRONES spinoff that may be a prequel and news that Peter Dinklage may be getting a slot as a character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This transitions into an interesting discussion about how Marvel will expand its universe into new properties and if they need to. We also […]Read On »

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POP SHOW Podcast – Episode 34: Review of 2016 and What to Look for in 2017

POP SHOW PODCAST | © 2016 AssignmentX

Hello and welcome back to the POP SHOW starring Anthony C. Ferrante. This week we have a look back on the year that was 2016. And oh what a year. With so many celebrity deaths and crazy shenanigans, it is hard to pinpoint everything but we try. We also take a look at what we are expecting in 2017 and what projects some of the podcasters are working on as well as what movies and television we want to see in the New Year including the new STAR WARS movie, THE EXPANSE Season Two, GAME OF THRONES Season Seven, the […]Read On »

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IN MEMORIAM: Carrie Fisher

Carrie Fisher in THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK | HIDDEN FIGURES movie poster | ©1980 Lucasfilm Ltd.

The universe shrank a little today, December 27, with the loss of Carrie Fisher, age 60. The cause of death appears to have been complications following a heart attack. Fisher was a renowned writer of both memoirs and novels, an in-demand script doctor, a hilarious raconteur, and a passionate advocate for the rights of women and those grappling with mental health issues. However, Fisher is eternally beloved by a legion of fans for her performances as Princess Leia, later General Organa, in the STAR WARS movies. Leia Organa is a hero who can hold her own, whether it’s with a […]Read On »

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