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Zaki Hasan

Nostalgia Theater Podcast: Richard Hatch Goes Back to Battlestar Galactica

Zaki Hasan | May 31, 2016 | Entertainment
A veteran of almost five decades in the film & television industry, Richard Hatch starred alongside Karl Malden on the final season of The Streets of San Francisco, and has appeared on such seminal...


Spottoon | May 31, 2016 | Entertainment
Myojin was a terrifying celestial god that killed freely for his own personal gain until one day he lost his place in the heavens and fell down to earth. Now he will do whatever it takes to reclaim his place among the stars even if it means sacrificing his own son.


Spottoon | May 31, 2016 | Entertainment
Cornelia is a world renowned South African wind instrument repairer and people from all over the world come to seek her help in repairing their instruments. Each of them come with their own emotional backstory and Cornelia works with them to heal old wounds and lay the past to rest through music.
David Hinckley

The New Roots Revisits America's Worst Institution, and Reminds Us That Bullies Aren't So Great, Either

David Hinckley | May 30, 2016 | Entertainment
Watching the new Roots, which would be one of the best TV things you could do this week, you're reminded that in at least one important sense, it's about a bigger matter than even slavery.
Mike Sholars

Truth Is, People You Love Are Capable Of Shitty Things

Mike Sholars | May 30, 2016 | Canada Living
I'm just asking for all of us to take a second and really analyze what's happening when we knee-jerk defend a celebrity. Do we truly think they're incapable of doing the act in question? Or do we just need to believe that we didn't invest our love and energy in a bad place? Only children think that someone they love is infallible because of that love. So let's grow up.
John Densmore

Obama's Hiroshima Visit Sparked an Important Conversation With My Kids

John Densmore | May 30, 2016 | Politics
Our president just got back from Hiroshima, Japan, the site where we dropped the big one -- the only country to use it... so far. It struck up an important conversation with my kids.

MOSS Ep.51

Spottoon | May 30, 2016 | Entertainment
After the death of his estranged father, a young man travels to a strange countryside town to take care of the funeral arrangements. With his own life in shambles, he decides to stay but finds the village people less than welcoming. Their odd behavior and the things his father left behind, leads him on a dangerous path to a truth that might be better left buried.


Spottoon | May 30, 2016 | Entertainment
A brooding actor named Seul-Woo and a naïve country girl named Young-Woo were arranged to be married when they were kids. Now adults, the time for their marriage has arrived. Essentially strangers, the newlyweds must now learn how to deal with living together, clingy exes, betrayal and their own complicated feelings for each other.
Regina Weinreich

Jessica Lange in Long Day's Journey into Night: "I Like Dark Places"

Regina Weinreich | May 28, 2016 | Entertainment
Movie icon--and lately best known for her role on American Horror Story-- Jessica Lange has performed on Broadway only twice before, in two Tennessee Williams masterpieces, The Glass Menagerie and A Streetcar Named Desire, and now she's in Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey Into Night. As Mary Tyrone, morphine addled...
Zaki Hasan

INTERVIEW: Kate Beckinsale on Love & Friendship

Zaki Hasan | May 29, 2016 | Entertainment
Kate Beckinsale is a performer who has always ably jumped between such bombastic Hollywood fare as Total Recall and her signature Underworld series, and smaller offerings such as her latest project, Love & Friendship. The film, currently in limited release, reunites Beckinsale with writer-director Whit Stillman, with whom she first...
Hoyt Hilsman

Frozen at Disneyland

Hoyt Hilsman | May 28, 2016 | Entertainment
Frozen, the highest-grossing animated film of all time, is certainly destined to become a successful and long-running stage musical. In the meantime, an abbreviated stage version of the film had its world premiere this week at the Hyperion Theater at California Adventure.
Dustin Fitzharris

America's Sweetheart Susan Lucci Opens Up About Love, Fans and the Little Boy Who Won Her Heart

Dustin Fitzharris | May 27, 2016 | Entertainment
When All My Children came to an end in 2011, it seemed Susan Lucci took a page from Erica Kane's handbook. The reinvention began. Some critics charged that Lucci's career was over. Those who underestimated her made a big mistake.
Jackie K. Cooper

"Roots" Is a Definitive Re-telling of a Television Classic

Jackie K. Cooper | May 27, 2016 | Entertainment
TV Review - Jackie K Cooper "Roots" (History, A&E, Lifetime) After appearing on TV screens almost forty years ago, Alex Haley's "Roots" is being presented in a new version. Starting May 30 and running through June 2, History, A&E and Lifetime will air two hours of this story each...
Kristin McCracken

The Fits Features a Fresh New Filmmaking Voice and a Breakout Star

Kristin McCracken | May 27, 2016 | Entertainment
We caught up with the director and her young star at Sundance, just after their standing-ovation premiere.
John W. Whitehead

Memorializing the Horrors of War With 10 Must-See War Films

John W. Whitehead | May 27, 2016 | Entertainment
War movies deal in the extremes of human behavior. The best films address not only destruction on a vast scale but also plumb the depths of humanity's response to the grotesque horror of war.
William Bradley

Phasing Forward: 'Captain America: Civil War' Proves a Smashing Departure in Marvel's Big Novel for the Big Screen

William Bradley | May 27, 2016 | Entertainment
Captain America: Civil War is proving to be a massive popular hit around the world. And it's doing it by imaginatively knitting together elements from the dozen earlier films in the so-called Marvel Cinematic Universe in ways far more reminiscent of classic long-form television.
Tobi Abdul

How Drake is Redefining Masculinity

Tobi Abdul | May 27, 2016 | Entertainment
It's not quite clear whether my love for Drake is ironic, some sort of patriotic obligation, or if a Canadian, mixed-race, emotional, TV star-turned-rapper simply beat the odds, rose to the top of the charts and became, in his mind anyway, a legend. Regardless of what you think about his...
L.E. Kalikow

Andrew Dice Clay for Vice President!

L.E. Kalikow | May 27, 2016 | Entertainment
Now that it looks like The Donald (Trump, not the Duck) will be the GOP candidate for President of The United States (I can't believe I'm actually writing this), who would best complement his sensibility and temperament as his Vice Presidential running mate? Obviously another reality star to match his...
Marc Hershon

Podcast Review: This Is Rad!

Marc Hershon | May 27, 2016 | Entertainment
The This Is Rad! podcast is a "convocast" with the hosts and guests talking about things -- ostensibly whatever is in the title for each episode but taking liberties to range far and wide from said topic. Hosted by Kyle Clark...
Lena Dunham

Sorry, Not Sorry: My Apology Addiction

Lena Dunham | May 27, 2016 | Women
Apologizing is a modern plague, and I'd be willing to bet (though I have zero scientific research to back this up) that many women utter "I'm sorry" more on a given day than "Thank you" and "You're welcome" combined. I am a woman who is sometimes right, sometimes wrong but somehow always sorry.
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