Monday, December 15, 2014

Syfy's Ascension Begins TONIGHT

The highly anticipated three night event for Syfy's Ascension begins TONIGHT and I am so excited!


In 1963, the U.S. government launched a covert space mission sending hundreds of men, women and children on a century-long voyage aboard the starship Ascension to populate a new world. Nearly 50 years into the journey, as they approach the point of no return, a mysterious murder of a young woman causes the ship’s population to question the true nature of their mission. Ascension is created, written, and executive produced by Philip Levens (Smallville)

I am so excited for Tricia Helfer (Battlestar Galactica), Brian Van Holt (Cougar Town), and Andrea Roth (if you've been reading this blog for a long time, you know how much I LOVE Rescue Me) to grace the small screen on my favorite network for six hours this week! Of Syfy's mini-series events, Tin Man will always hold a special place in my heart but I have a feeling Ascension is going to blow everything Syfy has done so far out of the water. I am so excited!

Here's a preview:


Ahhh! This looks amazing! Can't wait! Will you be watching?

Ascension Premieres Tonight at 9/8c on Syfy!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards Nominations Announced!

Kate Beckinsale, Peter Krause, Paula Patton, and Jeremy Piven announced the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards nominations this morning! I am thrilled to see recognition for Gillian Flynn and Gone Girl, Orange is the New Black, Viola Davis, Allison Janney, and so many others! I'm angry that Tatiana Maslany has received no recognition and I'm disappointed in the snubs including but not limited to Amy Poehler, Scandal, The Walking Dead, Sons of Anarchy, Blackish, and Interstellar.

Check out the nominations below:

BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA
BOYHOOD
FOXCATCHER
THE IMITATION GAME
SELMA
THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA
JENNIFER ANISTON - CAKE
FELICITY JONES - THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING
JULIANNE MOORE - STILL ALICE
ROSAMUND PIKE - GONE GIRL
REESE WITHERSPOON - WILD

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA
STEVE CARELL - FOXCATCHER
BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH - THE IMITATION GAME
JAKE GYLLENHAAL - NIGHTCRAWLER
DAVID OYELOWO - SELMA
EDDIE REDMAYNE - THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING

BEST MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
BIRDMAN
THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL
INTO THE WOODS
PRIDE
ST. VINCENT

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
AMY ADAMS - BIG EYES
EMILY BLUNT - INTO THE WOODS
HELEN MIRREN - THE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY
JULIANNE MOORE - MAPS TO THE STARS
QUVENZHANÉ WALLIS - ANNIE

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
RALPH FIENNES - THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL
MICHAEL KEATON - BIRDMAN
BILL MURRAY - ST. VINCENT
JOAQUIN PHOENIX - INHERENT VICE
CHRISTOPH WALTZ - BIG EYES

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
BIG HERO 6
THE BOOK OF LIFE
THE BOXTROLLS
HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2
THE LEGO MOVIE

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
FORCE MAJEURE TURIST (SWEDEN)
GETT: THE TRIAL OF VIVIANE AMSALEM GETT (ISRAEL)
IDA (POLAND/DENMARK)
LEVIATHAN (RUSSIA)
TANGERINES MANDARIINID (ESTONIA)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE
PATRICIA ARQUETTE - BOYHOOD
JESSICA CHASTAIN - A MOST VIOLENT YEAR
KEIRA KNIGHTLEY - THE IMITATION GAME
EMMA STONE - BIRDMAN
MERYL STREEP - INTO THE WOODS

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE
ROBERT DUVALL - THE JUDGE
ETHAN HAWKE - BOYHOOD
EDWARD NORTON - BIRDMAN
MARK RUFFALO - FOXCATCHER
J.K. SIMMONS - WHIPLASH

BEST DIRECTOR – MOTION PICTURE
WES ANDERSON - THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL
AVA DUVERNAY - SELMA
DAVID FINCHER - GONE GIRL
ALEJANDRO GONZÁLEZ, IÑÁRRITU - BIRDMAN
RICHARD LINKLATER - BOYHOOD

BEST SCREENPLAY – MOTION PICTURE
WES ANDERSON - THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL
GILLIAN FLYNN - GONE GIRL
ALEJANDRO GONZÁLEZ, IÑÁRRITU, NICOLÁS GIACOBONE, ALEXANDER DINELARIS, ARMANDO BO - BIRDMAN
RICHARD LINKLATER - BOYHOOD
GRAHAM MOORE - THE IMITATION GAME

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE – MOTION PICTURE
ALEXANDRE DESPLAT - THE IMITATION GAME
JÓHANN JÓHANNSSON - THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING
TRENT REZNOR, ATTICUS ROSS - GONE GIRL
ANTONIO SANCHEZ - BIRDMAN
HANS ZIMMER - INTERSTELLAR

BEST ORIGINAL SONG – MOTION PICTURE
“BIG EYES” — BIG EYES
Music by: Lana Del Rey
Lyrics by: Lana Del Rey

“GLORY” — SELMA
Music by: John Legend, Common
Lyrics by: John Legend, Common

“MERCY IS” — NOAH
Music by: Patti Smith, Lenny Kaye
Lyrics by: Patti Smith, Lenny Kaye

“OPPORTUNITY” — ANNIE
Music by: Greg Kurstin, Sia Furler, Will Gluck
Lyrics by: Greg Kurstin, Sia Furler, Will Gluck

“YELLOW FLICKER BEAT” — THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY – PART 1
Music by: Lorde
Lyrics by: Lorde

BEST TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA
THE AFFAIR (SHOWTIME)
DOWNTON ABBEY (PBS)
GAME OF THRONES (HBO)
THE GOOD WIFE (CBS)
HOUSE OF CARDS (NETFLIX)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA
CLAIRE DANES - HOMELAND
VIOLA DAVIS - HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER
JULIANNA MARGULIES - THE GOOD WIFE
RUTH WILSON - THE AFFAIR
ROBIN WRIGHT - HOUSE OF CARDS

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA
CLIVE OWEN - THE KNICK
LIEV SCHREIBER - RAY DONOVAN
KEVIN SPACEY - HOUSE OF CARDS
JAMES SPADER - THE BLACKLIST
DOMINIC WEST - THE AFFAIR

BEST TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
GIRLS (HBO)
JANE THE VIRGIN (THE CW)
ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK (NETFLIX)
SILICON VALLEY (HBO)
TRANSPARENT (AMAZON)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
LENA DUNHAM - GIRLS
EDIE FALCO - NURSE JACKIE
JULIA LOUIS-DREYFUS - VEEP
GINA RODRIGUEZ - JANE THE VIRGIN
TAYLOR SCHILLING - ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
LOUIS C. K. - LOUIE
DON CHEADLE - HOUSE OF LIES
RICKY GERVAIS - DEREK
WILLIAM H. MACY - SHAMELESS
JEFFREY TAMBOR - TRANSPARENT

BEST MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
FARGO (FX)
THE MISSING (STARZ)
THE NORMAL HEART (HBO)
OLIVE KITTERIDGE (HBO)
TRUE DETECTIVE (HBO)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
MAGGIE GYLLENHAAL - THE HONORABLE WOMAN
JESSICA LANGE - AMERICAN HORROR STORY: FREAK SHOW
FRANCES MCDORMAND - OLIVE KITTERIDGE
FRANCES O’CONNOR - THE MISSING
ALLISON TOLMAN - FARGO

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
MARTIN FREEMAN - FARGO
WOODY HARRELSON - TRUE DETECTIVE
MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY - TRUE DETECTIVE
MARK RUFFALO - THE NORMAL HEART
BILLY BOB THORNTON - FARGO

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
UZO ADUBA - ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK
KATHY BATES - AMERICAN HORROR STORY: FREAK SHOW
JOANNE FROGGATT - DOWNTON ABBEY
ALLISON JANNEY - MOM
MICHELLE MONAGHAN - TRUE DETECTIVE

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
MATT BOMER - THE NORMAL HEART
ALAN CUMMING - THE GOOD WIFE
COLIN HANKS - FARGO
BILL MURRAY - OLIVE KITTERIDGE
JON VOIGHT - RAY DONOVAN

The 72nd Annual Golden Globe® Awards, hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler for the third year in a row, will air on Sunday, January 11, 2014, LIVE coast-to-coast on NBC with the pre-show from 4:00-5:00 p.m. (PST)/7:00-8:00 p.m. (EST), and main telecast from 5:00-8:00 p.m. (PST)/8:00-11:00 p.m. (EST) from the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

TV Talk: Week in Review '14 - '15 #14

Reviews for Fall TV Shows Which Aired
November 23, 2014 - November 29, 2014


* New series in CAPS
* Reviews May Contain Spoilers

Once Upon a Time (ABC) - Episode 4.09 "Fall"
Yeah...this episode wasn't a hit with me but the actress who plays Elsa is absolutely adorable and she won over this episode easily! Talk about great casting. I love Elsa on Once more and more every single week and I already loved her to begin with!

Resurrection (ABC) - Episode 2.08 "Forsaken"
Overall, this episode was quite boring but it's exciting to see that the Pastor is now going to be one of the returned! How exciting! I can't wait to see how this changes the dynamic in the love triangle he's in with his wife and his former wife who is a returned.

The Walking Dead (AMC) - Episode 5.08 "Coda"
Read my recap & thoughts on the latest episode of The Walking Dead over at OMFGTV.com.


Photo Credit: ABC

Castle (ABC) - Episode 7.09 "Last Action Hero"
Solid episode! Then again, I love the episodes when Castle, Beckett and the crew have to solve the murder of someone semi-famous. Castle was such a fanboy and it was so much fun watching that! Especially when he defies Beckett and goes to certain measures to help out. And then of course when he puts his writer brain to work to help solve the case. Love. Great episode!

New Girl (Fox) - Episode 4.10 "Girl Fight"

The Jess CeCe fight was absolutely laugh out loud hysterical! Watching Coach tell Schmidt not to get involved and Schmidt not listening, provoking this passive aggressive fight made me laugh so much! Oh my goodness. The physical fight at the friend's baby shower was a bit much though.

Meanwhile, Nick goes on a date with a homeless girl. Coach also tries to get Winston to study and not investigate the girl Nick's dating who's been at their place for three days straight. Coach gets to be right yet again and Winston's self proclaimed investigation is for naught. Ha ha!

Double syringe. Leave those berries be. Oh man, there were so many amazing one liners this week. Great episode!

The Mindy Project (Fox) - Episode 3.10 "What About Peter?"

Mindy sees Peter's apartment and it's everything we all thought it would never be! Ha ha! This leads to Mindy taking the situation into her own hands and getting Danny to rent out his old apartment to Peter. This episode was somewhat entertaining but it wasn't hilarious and I really missed seeing shenanigans at work. So...if there were one episode to skip this season, maybe it would be this one?

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC)
Episode 2.09 "Ye Who Enter Here"


Solid episode this week. I'm writing this the day after viewing though and thinking back, nothing really sticks out. Highlights: Skye. Jemma. Ward. Agent May’s double. Patton Oswalt playing triplets...at least that's what they're going with right now. Awesome. Aside from this, not much to go crazy about this week.

Arrow (The CW) - Episode 3.08 "The Brave and the Bold"
The Flash crew in the "Arrow Cave" trying to figure out their world and the Arrow crew getting used to The Flash crew in their territory...so perfect! So comedic! I loved it! The conflict in this episode was entertaining but really, it was all about the crossover and how well that was executed. They aced it!

The Middle (ABC) - Episode 6.08 "The College Tour"

"It was really nice of Rosalie to let us stay here. How exactly are we related to her again?" - Sue

"Eh, she might be an Aunt. Or maybe just one of those people you call an Aunt. Anyway, she's always at the funerals. I know that." - Mike

Mike taking Sue out to college tours and Frankie supporting Axl (once again leaving the middle child out of his so longed for mother son time) when he was finally put in a football game was so much fun to watch. I love that Axl is getting closer to the girl that Frankie's been trying to hook him up with forever finally and in a genuine way. I love that Mike was concerned about what his kids think of him as a father and that Sue reassured him so. This was a great episode all around. So much love!

Modern Family (ABC) - Episode 6.09 "Strangers in the Night"
Poor Alex is all I have to say for this week's episode! Cam and Mitchell were in quite an unfortunate and equally hilarious predicament this week but still, I felt for Alex more. Middle child solidarity all the way!

Black-ish (ABC) - Episode 1.09 "Colored Commentary"
I think this episode could have been way funnier but for what the laughs it strived to give working with the story line they chose with the game, it did a good job.


Photo Credit: Guy D'Amica / FOX

Red Band Society (Fox) - Episode 1.10 "What I Did for Love"
This could very well be the last episode of this show which saddens me to no end. The show hasn't officially been cancelled but no more episodes have been ordered (strike one) and there's no set schedule for when the last three episodes that have been shot will air (strike two). This is not good news. It's like a precursor to (strike three) finding out that the last 3 episodes could air back to back on a Saturday night or something. I hope it doesn't come to that! So what was the possible series finale like? Ah man, it was a great episode (I loved all of the developments) but I really hope this isn't the end! Please air the last three episodes soon, Fox! Finally, I loved The Office reference! I always get so happy when I see networks showing love to other networks!

The 100 (The CW) - Episode 2.06 "Fog of War"
I don't know if I've said it in the past five weeks but the new opening sequence is beautiful! I love it!!! I always thought season one's opening was so-so which is why I am thrilled to see a new opening here! Also, Raymond J. Barry is the President of Mt. Weather but he played many roles back in 2009 when I interviewed him! I remember that interview like it was yesterday. When I spoke to him, I remember he was so kind and funny and genuine. You can check out the interview here.

Anyway, this episode. One. Raven is a BAMF! Two. So sad about what happened to Lincoln! Yikes! Reaper status! Uh oh. And that scene over the creepy Christmas music? Love. Then, Kane wanted Jaha to kill him to get out of the predicament they were in?! WHAT. And then he sliced himself up when Jaha refused! Ahhhh! But skipping to the end, weak ending! It's live or die every moment of the show. So for it to end on that was just blah. But looking forward to next week! Regardless of how this episode ended, as a whole it was great and is another example of just how much better season two is compared to season one (which was great!).

The Vampire Diaries (The CW) - Episode 6.09 "I Alone"
Watching Damon and Elena try to get Bonnie back was hopeful and heartbreaking all at the same time because we all knew it wouldn't work. Especially Jeremy. But what's great about tonight's episode for me is that it finally confirmed just how attached I am to the Liv, Luke, Jo, etc... storyline. Great developments this week. Truly. This season is on fire! This episode was fantastic! Also, wow, Damon didn't wait long to start compelling Alaric! I don't know how I feel about that! Eek. What do you think?

GRACEPOINT (FOX) - Episode 9
Wow! There were so many mind blowing developments this week! I am itching for the season finale. Itching for it!

Haven (Syfy) - Episode 5.13 "Chosen"
Emily Rose is phenomenal! If there's one season to watch for range beyond anything we've ever seen from her on this show, this season is the season to watch. She's always been great but she is might great here. And boy! You know something's up when seemingly everything ties up before the hours is up. That last 2 minutes? Ah! I cannot wait for this show to return from its hiatus! Good thing 2015 is right around the corner!

Z NATION (Syfy) - Episode 1.13 "Doctor of the Dead"
Wow! Now that's how you end a show before its hiatus! I loved everything about this episode. Whoever directed this episode did a fine job! The team being rerouted from heading LA to Colorado. The house of horrors they had to get through before realizing their trap and then trying to escape in time before the nuclear explosion. Not to mention Citizen's Z's predicament! I really hope we don't lose Citizen Z when the show returns but it doesn't look good! Unless it's rerouted which...how?!? Ah! Losing one member of the crew was enough...I mean Cassandra is pretty much done, yeah? What are you most looking forward to when the show returns?

Christmas Movies & Specials Next Week
(December 7, 2014 - December 13, 2014)

The Christmas Secret (Hallmark Movies & Mysteries) Sun Dec 7 9/8c
Merry Ex-Mas (ION) Sun Dec 7 8pm ET
Switched At Birth Christmas Special (ABC Family) Mon Dec 8 9/8c
Chasing Life Christmas Special (ABC Family) Tues Dec 8 9/8c
The Santa Con (Lifetime) Sat Dec 13 8/7c

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Cheno on Larry King Now!

Kristin Chenoweth sat down with Larry King on the Emmy nominated series “Larry King Now” to talk about her new album ‘Coming Home,' Glee, Wicked, The West Wing, Dolly Parton, being a Christian, and more!

"I would love to be in it somehow, just not one of the midgets." — Kristin on the Wicked movie planned for development



Also, be sure to check out another Larry King Now interview: Wil Wheaton fills in for Larry King as he interviews Chris Hardwick!

Watch new episodes of Larry King Now as they appear daily at 5/4c on Ora.tv and Hulu.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Sneak Peek: Haven and Z Nation Mid-Season Finales

The mid-season finales of Haven and Z Nation air this Friday night, starting at 7/6c! After last week's bombshell cliffhanger on Haven and a killer beginning for the freshman series, Z Nation, I'm excited to see where both of these shows will leave us hanging to wait for the second half of the fifth and possibly final season of Haven as well as the end of the first season of the newest zombie hit show which I knew I would enjoy but am absolutely loving!

You can check out a sneak peek of the Haven mid-season finale here and click here to watch a behind the scenes cast interview clip! A sneak peek of what's ahead for Z Nation is below!



Watch Haven Fridays at 7/6c and Z Nation Fridays at 10/9c on Syfy.