Author: Kimberly Pierce

James Bond Actor Roger Moore Dead at 89

The acting community lost one of its legends today. Roger Moore, known to most as the longest running actor to play British super spy James Bond, has died.  The Telegraph reported that the 89 year old actor passed away in Switzerland after a short battle with cancer. Moore’s family announced the actor’s passing with a short statement.  With the heaviest of hearts, we must share the awful news that our father, Sir Roger Moore, passed away today. We are all devastated. pic.twitter.com/6dhiA6dnVg — Sir Roger Moore (@sirrogermoore) May 23, 2017 Roger Moore was born October 14, 1927 in the...

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LUCIFER Recap: (S02E17) Sympathy for the Goddess

LUCIFER opens on the beach. The devil sits at an open-air bar, doing his best to be covert. Meanwhile, Charlotte (Tricia Helfer) chats near-by with an attractive man. It seems she’s hot on the trail of the missing piece of the flaming sword. However, Lucifer’s (Tom Ellis) cover is quickly blown when Amenadiel (D.B. Woodside) arrives with a message. Maze (Lesley-Ann Brandt) is angry with Lucifer. Both men quickly leap to their feet as Charlotte hands the man a briefcase full of money and simply lets him leave. She’s been conned…  They give chase to find the missing man. However, they soon discover more...

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ARCHER DREAMLAND Recap: (S08E07) Gramercy, Hailberd!

ARCHER DREAMLAND opens where the last episode ended. Archer (H. Jon Benjamin) scoffs at Barry (Dave Willis), “How are you walking around?”. As Archer talks, Barry flashes back to the night of his accident, and suddenly recognizes that voice. However, the moment is interrupted by a sudden barrage of gunfire from Pam (Amber Nash). Unfortunately, it ends quickly as Barry blocks each shot with his bionic skeleton. In the resulting moment of distraction, Archer manages to escape upstairs with Len Trexler (Jeffrey Tambor).   “That one is for the Chinese ladies,” Archer says to Trexler, beating the still naked man with a steak. Meanwhile, Barry is on a violent rampage...

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Classic Doctor Who in Review: Season One

Doctor Who began its rich and vibrant history November 23, 1963 when the small science fiction premiered on the BBC. The show was the brainchild of Sydney Newman, the head of BBC drama. With up-and-coming producer Verity Lambert at the helm, the show became a fast success, and developed into a science fiction mainstay. RELATED: Fierce Ladies of the Golden Age: Verity Lambert The first episode opens, plopping audiences right in the middle of London in the early 1960s. Interestingly, rather than the Doctor, audiences are first introduced to secondary school teachers Ian Chesterton (William Russell) and Barbara Wright (Jacqueline...

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UPFRONTS: ABC’s Fall Schedule is Here

Upfronts week continued today when ABC announced their 2017 fall schedule. The network saw a number of cancellations this spring, a few of which were quite unpopular. Over the last number of years, ABC dominated the network television comedy scene. However, 2017 sees the network attempting to beef up their drama line-up. In a noted change, Friday nights will no-longer house a comedy block for ABC programming. The ABC Friday night comedies have historically held decent viewership, dating back to the 1980s and 1990s with the popular TGIF. With the face of the network seemingly changing, a number of the Friday night comedies...

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UPFRONTS: Fox’s Fall 2017 Schedule is Here

This is the time of the year TV viewers simultaneously love and dread. The television season is coming to an end, content is exciting and constantly changing. Furthermore, the TV landscape is full of promise. New show are getting picked up on a daily basis. However, cancellations also fly like wildfire. On Monday, Fox announced their upcoming schedule at their annual upfront presentation. Did your favorite shows make the cut? Monday: A few changes happening on Monday nights. Take note, GOTHAM fans. The continual power player in the Fox schedule is moving to lead-off the Thursday night line-up. Meanwhile, this promotes LUCIFER to...

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Recasting Couch: MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS

Entertainment media has well documented that remakes are all the rage in Hollywood. Nostalgia is king. What if we turn that idea on its head? What would some of our contemporary classics look like if they had been made in Hollywood’s Golden Age? In 2012, Marvel’s The Avengers took the world box office by storm. What would the film look like had it been made in the 1940s… Tony Stark/Iron Man Actor Cary Grant initially made a name for himself in the 1930s with screwball comedies like Bringing Up Baby. However, by the 1940s the British actor developed to one...

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LUCIFER Recap: (S02E16) God Johnson

“I’m not the devil?” Lucifer (Tom Ellis) asks as he looks around. He’s strapped to a gurney. The lights flicker menacingly around him. 36 hours earlier… Lucifer sits in his usual spot while he talks with Dr. Martin (Rachael Harris). It seems she’s a bit concerned by his story from the last episode. God and his ex-wife fighting to the death? That sounds a bit concerning… Meanwhile, Maze (Lesley-Ann Brandt) and Chloe (Lauren German) apparently are “besties” now. While Chloe tries to quietly leave for work, Maze suddenly materializes from the background with a cheery, “Hi roomie!”. It seems the demon cooked the...

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ARCHER DREAMLAND Recap: Waxing Gibbious (S08E06)

“Are we just jumping right into this?” Sterling Archer (H. Jon Benjamin) asks, as Archer Dreamland opens. However, Mother’s (Jessica Walter) henchman grabs Archer by the throat, immediately silencing him. Cheryl (Judy Greer) and Mother watch calmly as Archer chokes and sputters, trying to get his words out. Finally, the giant man drops Archer. The detective lays on the floor gasping for breath as color gradually returns to his cheeks. Once he can speak, Archer painfully admits that Figgis (Chris Parnell) and Pam (Amber Nash) stole Cheryl’s ransom money, and it is up to him to find it. But first, there is...

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The Geeky Film Student Top 10: Favorite TV Moms

http://gty.im/3245053 With Mother’s Day quickly approaching, it seemed like an appropriate time to look back at the fabulous and colorful history of TV moms. This list doesn’t necessarily encompass the best. These women might not be the sending you off to meet the bus with a freshly made sandwich (though we still love you, Donna Stone!). Following is a Top 10 list of our favorite unique, quirky and sometimes dysfunctional TV moms… 1.) Morticia- THE ADDAMS FAMILY http://gty.im/93775302 Morticia serves as the matriarch in the popular series The Addams Family, which ran between 1964 and 1966. In her performance, Carolyn Jones brings a sincere...

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