Friday, September 30, 2016

THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN (2016) - A Quick Review

Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt in The Magnificent Seven, a review

If you're looking for the perfect two-hour get-away from life that won't disappoint, The Magnificent Seven is the perfect film for that.

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The Magnificent Seven, the remake of a film that has had a few remakes made of it, has one heck of a cast in it, that includes

Denzel Washington,
Chris Pratt,
Ethan Hawke,
Vincent D'Onofrio,
Byung-hun Lee,
Manuel Garcia-Rulfo,
Martin Sensmeier,
Haley Bennett,
Peter Sarsgaard,
Luke Grimes,
Matt Bomer &
Cam Gigandet.

The film is directed by Antoine Fuqua, whose resume includes Training Day, The Equalizer, Shooter and Olympus Has Fallen. And as you see, Fuqua and Washington have worked together before.


This is a classic shooter western, where the evil man is shown to us right up front, the victims are delivered to us in bucket loads, then the good guys are hired to get rid of the bad man and his army.

'Nuff said, right?


Thursday, September 29, 2016

Reboots, Cancelled and Renewed Shows - The Lastest List, Norman Reedus News, And A Few Other Goodies

Mary Elizabeth Winstead has joined the upcoming third season of FX's drama Fargo.  If you haven't checked out Fargo, it's actually pretty good. It's quirky, weird and yet done well to the point that makes it pretty engaging.


Matt LeBlanc has been tapped to host the new Top Gear series, but those of you who watch the show knew that. But he's been tapped to host for two more seasons of the show.

Reminders:

- Dirk Gently’s Holistic Agency, which is an eight-part series adapted from the novels by Douglas Adams, (Yes, that Adams), will premiering on Saturday, October 22 on BBC America.

The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy on Amazon

- Did you know that Lady Gaga has officially signed on to perform at Super Bowl LI on February 5, 2017? Well, now you do!

- FXX is going to air a 13-day TV marathon of The Simpsons. It will be a 600 episode splurge of D'oh! This glorious over-indulgent marathon starts on November 24th, 2016.


Renewed:

A&E renewed Born This Way for a third season.

AMC renewed the motorcycle series, Ride with Norman Reedus, for a second season.

Bravo ordered a third season of Odd Mom Out.

FX renewed Atalanta and Better Things, both for second seasons.

Not a renewal, but NBC has ordered more Superstore episodes, giving it a 22-ep season.

NBC has renewed Better Late Than Never for a second season.

Showtime snagged a second season of Dice.


Wednesday, September 28, 2016

[List] Series Premieres Starting The Week of Sunday, October 2nd (The Flash, Arrow, Westworld)

WESTWORLD premieres on HBO this week
WESTWORLD on HBO


Next week's new series and season premieres include some solid hitters and a few newbie shows. The premieres include NCIS: LA, Elementary, Scorpion, The Flash and Arrow! And the much awaited series premiere on HBO of Westworld!

I've enjoyed Scorpion but sometimes it just gets too over the top for me. While The Flash will be starting up the new season focused on the story arc of "Flash Point," from the comics, where Barry does the dipshit move of going back in time and saving his mother last season. And now, he's going to pay a fascinating price and see how mucking with time can change oh, so many things.  The exec producers have also said it will not encompass the entire season. But to me, that's sometimes the best part of a good story arc... driving fans crazy for an entire season!

The Flash products on Amazon

Arrow also starts up a new season, with new bad guys.

Not this week, but next week, Supergirl joins the DC world of CW shows. And with her now in this reality, it will be interesting to see how much we hear of her in the other aforementioned shows.



But of all the shows below, I'm betting many are waiting for the Westworld reboot this Sunday on HBO.  Brought to us by Jonathan Nolan (Person of Interest, The Dark Knight films) & J.J. Abrams, it stars Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris (pictured above as the cowboy in black), Evan Rachel Wood, James Marsden and more.  The original author, Michael Crichton, co-wrote with Nolan the 10 episodes coming at us. And if we thought the original 1973 film bordered on hot and sexy at times, well, it's HBO, so be prepared!  (Looking at the cast list, it's quite the star-studded event!)


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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

POKEMON GO's High Frustration Levels and Lack of Content Is Killing The Game

Is POKEMON GO Fixed To Make You Spend Money?

How & Why I have decided to mostly move on from Pokemon GO.


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I've hit the 25th level of game play in Pokemon Go. It was a goal. A goal in wish I had not made, because once I set my mind to it, I chase a goal until one of us dies from trying. And so I did. But those last few levels were a bitch. And now that I ONLY NEED 190,000 points to get to level 26, I'm kind of getting over it and starting to "adult" more these days.

The problems is two-fold.  Or three-fold.

One, the game seems rigged to direct you to want to buy the "Pokemon Go Plus" Bluetooth device. Buying this gets you things that should have readily been a part of the app already. Automatic Poke Stop spinning. Accurate distance tracking. Step counting (I think I read that someone said that), operate the game while the screen is off. And a few other things.

Never mind that consumers have already dropped around $75 MILLION to buy game coins so they can get more incense, lucky eggs, incubators or what not.

The second is things like throwing multiple "Great Balls" at a 33 CP Pikachu and watching it laugh them off and bolt on you. (F*! you Niantic)

But there's this huge lack of engaging content in the game where I have nothing more than three things to keep me engaged or challenged in the game. For mental stimulus in the game, as pointed out by Pokemon Go Hub, we have...
  • Gym Battles (Which net you near to nothing in XP even when you do good)
  • Evolving Pokemon. (Which is taking forever)
  • Trying to Capture all 142 of the catchable Pokemon.

And now I have to try and accumulate 190k more points at 50-150pts an interaction to get to level 26??? H* F* N*! I have a life to lead! I have to "adult up!"


If at least I got more points for doing the same things at level 25 that I did at level 5, well, then maybe. But nope. Instead, I find myself putting in 5 miles to clock in 2 kilometers, and tossing 10 Poke Balls at 75 CP monsters that get away still. W.T.F.?

And from some data around the web, it looks like folks are bailing on the game at around the same time I am, as they hit around the 25th level, then realizing how futile the game has become for the casual player.

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Personal Tirade/Experiences About Pokemon Go:


After finally achieving level 25 in Pokémon GO, I can now let go and enjoy my life once again.

To be honest, the early stages of Pokemon Go was a fun distraction that later became a fixation of sorts until I achieved this crazy 25th level. And now that I ONLY have to get 190000 points to get to the next level, my adult brain kicked in and said, whoa, it took 150k points to get from 24 to 25 and that was exhausting. And like many that I know, the game, as we get up there in the levels, is becoming discouraging.

The game is feeling pretty fixed towards "inspiring" you to spend money. And while some could get caught up in this fascination, other users are going berserk and doing stupid things to capture the little digital pocket monsters.

Now I can relax and start treating Pokemon Go as an aside, when I happen to think about it.

But what won't I miss in the game?

Well, for starters I already gave the professor 90% of my monsters, including all my Evees, despite having enough candy to evolve two of them. I am only keeping my most capable fighters for those rare moments that I give a shit about tackling a gym. Which is less than once a day, as I'm allowed to.


MACGYVER Series Premiere Review (Shaky Cam Warning!!!)


The MacGyver premiere on CBS was a wonderful attempt to reignite the classic and famous franchise.

The series premiere started out at a fast pace, with MacGyver (Lucas Till) jury rigging this, that and the other thing. He was working to liberate a chemical weapon from from a bad guy's safe. But one thing led to another and MacGyver gets double crossed, and his partner and girlfriend, killed.

We jump ahead three months, he's emotionally recovering and he gets put back on the job, and that job is to retrieve the same chemical weapon he lost in his previous assignment.

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MacGyver is more action packed than brain-packed and I'm not sure if the original series was the same way, though I suspect it.

At the moment, there isn't much substance and all action. Maybe they'll start fleshing out the characters as time goes on, considering this is a show about the team that MacGyver is on, and not just him. But there are two things that made me cringe.

Tracy Spiridakos guest starred in this episode, which freaked me out considering the last time I saw her was in NBC's Revolution, where her acting traumatized many TV fans into a comatose state.

The other thing which will be the big dissuading factor for me is that the action scenes are filmed in EXTREME SHAKY cam mode and that sucks. Period. Shaky Cam is an art, not a technique where the camera handler pretends to have a seizure while filming. If this does become a consistent thing with the show, then I AM GONE.

At this point I'm not sure I need to add yet one more action show to my queue of shows that I will be DVRing. Particularly if they're going to make me have headaches or nausea watching it.

IMDb users have only given it a 4.6/10. I'll let you be the judge from there.

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NOTORIOUS Series Premiere Review


Notorious on ABCstars two of my favorite TV personalities, Piper Perabo (Covert Affairs) and Daniel Sunjata (Graceland).

This show comes at you fast and hard. Perabo plays a producer of a hack TV news show and Sunjata plays a lawyer who has his hands into just about  everything else.

The two of them seem to play games off of each other, leading other people on in fake stories or conversations, until suddenly Sunjata finds himself in the middle of one of Perabo's real stories.

They work together, promises to tell no lies to each other, until a lie pops up between the two of them as the premiere episode closes.

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This show has a lot of quick and developing action, much like ABC's other sexed up series, Quantico, as the background of this premiere focuses on a hit-and-run murder.  But there was so much subterfuge going on between and with our two main characters that it was a pretty fast and busy show. If you don't get caught up in the pacing, you'll notice that this could be, if they're not careful, just another night time soap.

Perabo was giving us something different than what we've previously seen of her before on TV in Covert Affairs, but Sunjata is giving us what may very well be his signature routine character that we saw back in Graceland. I don't dislike it, as it's a powerful and charismatic kind of alpha male, so it fits here in Notorious, for sure. 

But I want to see more out of both of them. Especially if this show is going to continue beyond it's fledgling season. Though, to be honest, the pacing and story from the show made it feel like it was already an established series, unlike some other shows I checked out throughout last week.

Notorious got a 6.3/10 on IMDb, but a frightening 27% on Rotten Tomatoes.

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VAN HELSING on SYFY, A Quickie Review


After watching the first hour of Syfy's new supernaturally-based series, Van Helsing, so far, I'm not sold. At all. At least after the first episode.

Our lead character, Ms Van Helsing (Kelly Overton), went into a coma, and wakes up in a world overrun by vampires. Her comatose form was being protected in what seems to be the last bastion of a small splinter of humanity.

But as this last outpost is a well-secured facility, the man guarding it seems to let in a bunch of people and they all seem to want back out and hate him.

Or at least don't trust the guy that just saved their lives from a pack of vampires.

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The acting felt iffy, and it seems that despite knowing how to kill vampires, each death took a whole bunch of kill hits. And there is a lot of injected, fake, classic-Syfy, flying blood gore.

The first hour of the show left me wanting so much more that I am not sure I am going back to this series. I had been hopeful, but not sure it was for this. But the second hour slowed down the over-acting a bit and started showing us events from before the vampire siege on humanity.

Other reviews out there think this show had a slow start and it will be building up the content this is based off of, the Van Helsing comic book series published by Zenescope Entertainment.

I'll let my DVR collect the show for a bit and give it another go at it, maybe. But for now, I'm on the fence and leaning at getting off in the wrong direction.

If you aren't sure about my take, maybe the 5.7/10 rating on IMDb might back up my stance for now.

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Monday, September 26, 2016

BULL Series Premiere Review


Bull, on CBS, starring Michael Weatherly, is about Dr. Jason Bull, who runs a trial consulting firm. They're hired to help defendants in tight situations.

The show is based on the early years of Dr. Phil McGraw, and at the heart of the show, is a basic crime procedural.

In the series premiere, they opened the show with a unique kind of quick format to introduce the crime and the capture of the suspect. But then, in this case, Bull is hired  to analyze the jury and come up with a plan to help them see the right answer, or the answer that the defendant wants. He helps the defendants formulate the court tactics.

This science is nothing new, this bit about predicting or calculating how a jury will react. We even saw it represented in the FX series about OJ Simpson's trial, where they were trying to stack the jury one way or the other, dependent on various factors.

It's a fascinating new look at the underpinnings of the construction of an important trial. And it was a nice, different look at Michael Weatherly portraying someone else besides Tony DiNozzo, over on NCIS.

The show, or at least this premiere episode, is more focused on the workings of the process and not actually getting to the actual conviction of the real "bad guy."

I enjoyed the show, but it might be too cerebral for the general Nielsen family. I've seen really good, smart shows come and go because it requires more than the normal television watching commitment.

We'll see how it pans out... though at present, it has an acceptable rating of 6.4/10 on IMDb. But that score also might be supporting my fears about the show not making it because it's too smart for its own good.

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AGENTS OF SHIELD Season Four Premiere


Agents of Shield season four premiere on ABC came out of the gate swinging. We've got "Quake" out and about, with Coulson still hot on her trail, Robbie, AKA, Ghost Rider, making a quick and suddenly violent appearance, and the new boss of SHIELD, splitting up the group to keep them from getting into or causing much trouble.

Did I leave anything out? Oh, they didn't up and reveal the new SHIELD boss yet. He or she was just alluded to.

As usual, the TV show is following up the Marvel movie world, where we are now in the world of the Sokovia Accords.

And we got the introduction of the first rendition of LMDs, or Life Model Decoys.

To be honest, I can't wait to see where the season of Agents of SHIELD will go. And considering that Ghost Rider is driving a 1969 Dodge Charger, well, I'm sold. For now. It could be fun. (I love Chargers)


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THE EXORCIST Series Premiere Review


I decided on a whim, to catch the series premiere of The Exorcist on FOX, and came away a bit surprised.

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When I watched the series premiere, I kept thinking to myself just how are they going to pull this off? This has been done in the movies. We know what's going to happen.

Right?

Well, more or less.

The show set the pace early, as we watch Alfonso Herrera, Ben Daniels, Hannah Kasulka and Geena Davis deliver their characters.

The cast is pretty strong and as the episode develops, there are no disappointments.

To be honest, the show is treading familiar ground and familiar scares, but I think it will be fun to have a scary show pop up once a week to give your heart a good jump start here and there.

Bottom line, it didn't suck and I was glad I watched it. I hope it keeps up this tangible tone of subtle and not so subtle frights without treading on old tropes. The folks on IMDb thought so too, giving it an 8/10 rating.


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THIS IS US Series Premiere Review


This Is Us, on NBC, stars a number of people, including Mandy Moore, Milo Ventimiglia, Sterling K. Brown, Chrissy Metz, Justin Hartley and many more.

Right off the bat, this feels a lot like  the old show, Parenthood. We have various individuals in different situations. A pair of parents having babies, a son finding his father who gave him up as an infant, a woman with a weight problem, whose brother is a sitcom star, with issues about his role. And the tangled web of relationships there of.

The episode was a very enjoyable episode as we watch the tale unfold, setting the stories and the pace of the show.

I truly enjoyed this show.] and then the episode ended and I was completely blown away by how the episode ended.

NO SPOILERS, you can see this for yourself, but it was an incredibly enjoyable ending that made the show even better.

WOW...

Rotten Tomatoes gave the show a 91% while TV viewers over on IMDb rated it at a 9/10.

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DESIGNATED SURVIVOR Premiere Review

Yes, there is such a thing as a designated survivor.

A designated survivor (or successor) is someone in the presidential line of succession, who sits at a distant & secure location when the President and the country's other top leaders gather at a single location. In the event of a catastrophic event, the designated survivor, would become the Acting President of the United States under the Presidential Succession Act.

Designated Survivor on ABC, stars Kiefer Sutherland as the successor who is shuttled off to a secure location during a State of the Union address. The poetic part of the story in this premiere is that Tom Kirkland (Sutherland) was on the outs with the staff and was relegated to the successor position to keep him out of the address. It was this situation that put in the position of acting President.

So far, Sutherland is delivering a great character. Someone who accepts his newest situation, but isn't sure he's the man for the job. And it doesn't help when people on his newly formed staff also don't believe he's the right man for the job.

But then there are moments when Kirkland makes a decision and is stunning to watch his resolve.

At the offset, this show looks like it's going to be a fun ride to watch. I can't wait to see how it pans out for the season and how this will carry on beyond the first season, if successful enough.

Rotten Tomatoes critics gave the show an 84% score, while the audience over on IMDb rated it at 8.3/10. Wait...  holy crap... these two metrics agreed???

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Thursday, September 22, 2016

[List] New NETFLIX Titles for October 2016

[List] New NETFLIX Titles for October 2016

There are new titles coming to and leaving Netflix in the month of October. Among the new titles include new seasons of American Horror Story, Arrow, Dark Matter, Supernatural and The Flash! We also have Robotech showing up!

But alas, when content comes in, so too, must content go out. So we have a list of titles that are also leaving the streaming service.

How I've organized the listing of new and expiring titles on Netflix is that my first lists are sorted by title, so if you're looking for quick answer to a specific show, there you go.

After that, I have the list sorted by the dates the shows or movies will show up.


New to Netflix in October

13TH (2016) ­ NETFLIX ORIGINAL
7 años (2016) ­ NETFLIX ORIGINAL
A Cinderella Story (2004)
American Horror Story: Hotel (Season 5)
Arrow: Season 4
Barbershop 2: Back in Business (2004)
Being George Clooney (2016)
Big Eyes (2014)
Black Mirror: Season 3 (Part 1) ­ NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Blue Streak (1999)
Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)
Chapo: el escape del siglo (2016)
Chevalier (2015)
Chewing Gum: Season 1 ­ NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Containment: Season 1
Dark Matter: Season 2
Dartmoor Killing (2015)
Dazed and Confused (1993)
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: Season 1
Dheepan (2015)
Dinotrux: Season 3 ­ NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Doctor Foster: Season 1
Dr. Dolittle: Tail to the Chief (2008)
Fairy Tale: A True Story (1997)
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)
Gentleman’s Agreement (1947)
Ghost Town (2008)
Glitch: Season 1 ­ NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Grizzly Man (2005)
Haters Back Off!: Season 1 ­ NETFLIX ORIGINAL
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003)
I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House (2016) ­ NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Into the Inferno (2016) ­ NETFLIX ORIGINAL
iZombie: Season 2
Jesus Camp (2006)
Joe Rogan: Triggered ­ NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Justin Timberlake + The Tennessee Kids (2016) ­ NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016)
Kuromukuro: Season 2 ­ NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Love Between the Covers (2015)
Mascots (2016) ­ NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Midnight Diner: Tokyo Stories ­ NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Millennium (1989)
Murder Maps: Season 2 (2015)
My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Legend of Everfree (2016)
Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
Oriented (2015)
Patton (1970)
Picture This! (2008)
Pooh’s Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin (1997)
Power Rangers Dino Super Charge: Season 1: Part 1
Project MC2: Season 3 ­ NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Quiz Show (1994)
Robotech (1985)
Russell Peters: Almost Famous ­ NETFLIX ORIGINAL
RV (2006)
Saving Mr. Wu (2015)
Sky Ladder: The Art of Cai Guo­Qiang (2016) ­ NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Skylanders Academy: Season 1 ­ NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Snake Eyes (1998)
Snow Day (2000)
Sphere (1998)
Supernatural: Season 11
The Fall: Season 3 ­ NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The Flash: Season 2
The Grinder: Season 1
The Mr. Peabody and Sherman Show: Season 3 ­ NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The Originals: Season 3
The Queen of the Damned (2002)
The Ranch: Season 1 Part 2 ­ NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The Siege of Jadotville (2016) ­ NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The Uninvited (2009)
Three Kings (1999)
Titanic (1997)
Trailer Park Boys: Out of the Park: Europe ­ NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Unforgiven (1992)
Unsealed: Alien Files: Season 4
Vampire Diaries: Season 7
Without a Paddle (2004)
Word Party: Season 2 ­ NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Season Premiere List For The Week of Sep 25, 2016

Season Premiere List For The Week of Sep 25, 2016

Starting this Sunday, there are a ton more season and series premieres coming at us. You have shows like Once Upon A Time, Quantico, Channel Zero, Criminal Minds, and Luke Cage premiering.

* Indicates a new series.

Check out the list below...


Sunday, Sept. 25
60 Minutes (7:30 p.m., CBS)
Bob’s Burgers (7:30 p.m., Fox)
Once Upon a Time (8 p.m., ABC)
The Simpsons (8 p.m., Fox)
Son of Zorn (8:30 p.m., Fox)* — time period premiere
Family Guy (9 p.m., Fox)
Secrets and Lies (9 p.m., ABC)
The Last Man on Earth (9:30 p.m., Fox)
Quantico (10 p.m., ABC)

Tuesday, Sept. 27
Channel Zero: Candle Cove (9 p.m., Syfy)*
Aftermath (10 p.m., Syfy) (10 p.m., Syfy)*
Drunk History (10:30 p.m., Comedy Central)*

Wednesday, Sept. 28
Survivor (8 p.m., CBS) – regular time period
Criminal Minds (9 p.m., CBS)
Code Black (10 p.m., CBS)

Friday, Sept. 30
Luke Cage (Netflix)*
Crisis in Six Scenes (Amazon)*



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STAR WARS and STAR TREK TV News


So it seems that Disney has plans to release a Star Wars film every year up until about 2020 or something like that. But what you may not know (yet), is that Turner networks has dropped some big bucks and has licensed  the Star Wars franchise from Disney.

Now, TNT and TBS has the exclusive rights to air Star Wars movies on linear basic cable and ad-supported on-demand.


This agreement will include ten of the films, which will include five of the six of the original films, The Force Awakens, Rogue One and the next three films beyond that.

Then, because of an agreement that Turner has with 20th Century Fox, they have the basic cable rights to Star Wars: A New Hope.

This means that all Star Wars, all the time, on TNT and TBS.

This is why you're in the middle of the Star Wars kind of marathon, a film a night, on TNT. Then in December, TNT will be airing the films, in time for Disney's release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.


Wednesday, September 21, 2016

POWER RANGERS Zord Teaser Posters

POWER RANGERS Zord Teaser Poster, Black Ranger

They're starting to ramp up the promotional content for the upcoming Power Rangers movie, titled Saban’s Power Rangers, is coming out in March of 2017.

It seems they stuck with the dinosaur themed designs of the Zords, I think.


Also, with New York Comic-Con coming up, industry experts are guessing that we might see a teaser trailer in conjunction with the event come out soon thereafter. If you dwell on it, a lot of promotional content like teaser clips do tend to hit the market about six months ahead of time... and it is about six months away.

You do the math!

POWER RANGERS Zord Teaser Poster, Yellow Ranger


ABC, Fox, FX Renewals, MISTRESSES Cut, LONGMIRE Season 5!

Longmire's fifth season on Netflix

Let's lead with the good news, and that is that Longmire's fifth season will be debuting on the streaming service, Netflix, this Friday, September 23rd. Well... now I know what I'm doing this weekend!


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ABC ordered a fourth season of Bachelor in Paradise, because who doesn't love hot chicks making a sobbing, hot mess of themselves?

Fox has renewed Hell’s Kitchen for two more seasons or as they'r calling it, editions.

FX has renewed Atlanta & Better Things, both for second seasons.

Netflix Renewed Narcos for two more seasons


Monday, September 19, 2016

THE DEPARTED (2006) Review, W/ DiCaprio and Many More

THE DEPARTED (2006) Review

Call me slow... but I finally got around to watching the crime-drama film, The Departed, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Mark Wahlberg, Vera Farmiga, Martin Sheen, Alec Baldein, Ray Winstone and a whole bunch more. It's directed by Martin Scorsese.

Hell of a cast, huh? The film ain't too bad either!

South Boston cop Billy Costigan (DiCaprio) goes under deep cover to infiltrate the organization of gangland chief Frank Costello (Nicholson). While he's under cover, Colin Sullivan (Damon) infiltrates the police department and reports its activities to Costello. But the crazy, real film tension kicks in gear when both Billy and Colin realize they have moles in their organizations. Then the true 'cat and mouse' game begins as each character tries desperately to figure out the identity of the mole in their respective groups.

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This film is a serious tale of tension delivered to the film audience by Scorsese. This film has been compared to the 2002 film, Internal Affairs, but since I've not seen that, I don't have a reference.


Season Premiere List For The Week of Sep 19, 2016

The list of season or series premieres below is for primetime programming... is your show finally starting up or has it already? A show with an * after it means it is a series premiere.




Monday, Sept. 19
The Big Bang Theory (8 p.m., CBS)
The Voice (8 p.m., NBC)
Gotham (8 p.m., Fox)
Kevin Can Wait (8:30 p.m., CBS)*
Lucifer (9 p.m., Fox)
The Good Place (10 p.m., NBC)* — preview

Tuesday, Sept. 20
Brooklyn Nine-Nine (8 p.m., Fox)
Dancing With the Stars Results Show (8 p.m., ABC)
NCIS (8 p.m., CBS)
The Voice (8 p.m., NBC)
New Girl (8:30 p.m., Fox)
Bull (9 p.m., CBS)*
Scream Queens (9 p.m., Fox)
Strut (9 p.m., Oxygen)*
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (10 p.m., ABC)
NCIS: New Orleans (10 p.m., CBS)
This Is Us (10 p.m., NBC)*

Wednesday, Sept. 21
Blindspot (8 p.m., NBC) — time period premiere
The Goldbergs (8 p.m., ABC)
Lethal Weapon (8 p.m., Fox)*
Survivor (8 p.m., CBS)
Speechless (8:30 p.m., ABC)*
Empire (9 p.m., Fox)
Law & Order: SVU (9 p.m., NBC)
Modern Family (9 p.m., ABC)
Black-ish (9:30 p.m., ABC)
Big Brother (9:30 p.m., CBS)
Designated Survivor (10 p.m., ABC)*
Chicago P.D. (10 p.m., NBC)

Thursday, Sept. 22
Grey’s Anatomy (8 p.m., ABC)
Rosewood (8 p.m., Fox)
Superstore (8 p.m., NBC)
The Good Place (8:30 p.m., NBC)* — time period premiere
Chicago Med (9 p.m., NBC)
Notorious (9 p.m., ABC)*
Pitch (9 p.m., Fox)*
The Blacklist (10 p.m., NBC)
How to Get Away With Murder (10 p.m., ABC)

Friday, Sept. 23
Caught on Camera With Nick Cannon (8 p.m., NBC)
Hell’s Kitchen (8 p.m., Fox)
Last Man Standing (8 p.m., ABC)
MacGyver (8 p.m., CBS)*
Dr. Ken (8:30 p.m., ABC)
Dateline NBC (9 p.m., NBC)
The Exorcist (9 p.m., Fox)*
Hawaii Five-0 (9 p.m., CBS)
Shark Tank (9 p.m., ABC)
Blue Bloods (10 p.m., CBS)

Saturday, Sept. 24
48 Hours (10 p.m., CBS)



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