It’s evident from our brief conversation that Steven Strait is completely dialed in to the universe of The Expanse. The acclaimed series, based on the novels by James S.A. Corey (the pseudonym of Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck), has garnered a devoted audience that spans the globe. During the interview Strait discussed the creative joy he has received from playing the principled and focused leader Jim Holden.
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The Mandalorian writer/director Jon Favreau talked about how George Lucas as well as Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth helped shape his love for storytelling. After watching The Mandalorian, once can also see how much Favreau loves Westerns. In the post below, I’ll give my brief thoughts on episode one of The Mandalorian – so SPOILERS AHEAD!
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Streaming sites and binge watching gives me an ice cream headache, as there is too much great content out in the universe to consume in a coherent fashion. That said, I am all invested in The Mandalorian, the Star Wars original series that premieres November 12 on Disney+. Series creator Jon Favreau talked about how “Star Wars” shaped his life, and the audio is featured in our post.
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I’m so old that I remember when Jimmy Smits was also carving out a movie career (anyone remember Old Gringo?) during is L.A. Law days. He’s seen his share of films, but television (The West Wing, NYPD Blue, Sons of Anarchy) has been his bread and butter. The Memphis based Bluff City Law has a ton of promise, and if you’re into character driven procedurals, give the pilot a sample taste!
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There’s a couple of reasons why I’m pretty excited to check out Stumptown. For one, it’s based on a Greg Rucka graphic novel, and Rucka is one of the most acclaimed writers in the comic book industry. Secondly, the cast has its share of talented actors, and Emmy winning actress Camryn Manheim (The Practice, Ghost Whisperer) discusses why she’s excited about being a part of Stumptown.
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Eli Goree stars in TV’s Pearson as Derrick Mayes, the principled press secretary of Mayor Bobby Golec (Morgan Spector). During an interview earlier this year, I asked Mayes to name some of his favorite films The Defiant Ones and Marlon Brando’s body of work topped the list!
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With Yesterday now playing in theaters, I wanted to share Retta’s (Good Girls) thoughts on screenwriter Richard Curtis. Video of Retta discussing Curtis, who penned Yesterday, is below!
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Homemade founder and New York Times bestselling author Ayesha Curry hosts Family Food Fight, a competitive program that spotlights home cooking and hopefully dishes out a bit of fun in the process. Curry, along with Cat Cora and Graham Elliot, also serves as a judge and executive producer on the freshman show.
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World of Dance judge Derek Hough is a diverse entertainer, so it’s fitting that among his favorite movies are West Side Story, Singin’ In The Rain, and The Band Wagon. In this latest Flick City installment, Hough briefly discusses his love for each film. Check out the video below!
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While interviewing This Is Us actress Susan Kelechi Watson, I asked her to name one of her favorite films. Check out the video below as she explains why Coming To America is a near perfect film!
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