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‘Madtown’ Review

Stars: Milo Ventimiglia, John Billingsley, Bonita Friedericy, Rachel Melvin, Amanda Aday | Written and Directed by Charles Moore

A troubled young man flashes back to the demons of his past when his sister is released from her twenty-year prison sentence for the murder of their parents. He must confront his estranged sister and deal with the past, while fighting to protect his future and the life he has rebuilt for himself.

Denny (Milo Ventimiglia) has had troubled life, but after lying about his experience on his CV, he gets an opportunity to have a fresh start working as a waiter in a family restaurant. Welcomed as if part of the family by the restaurant the owners Lloyd Zane Miller (John Billingsley) and Linda Miller (Bonita Friedericy), they soon become a makeshift version of the parents he never had. A bond soon develops with his colleagues in the restaurant, which includes fellow
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Movie Review – Madtown (2016)

Madtown, 2016.

Written and Directed by Charles Moore.

Starring Milo Ventimiglia, Rachel Melvin, Amanda Aday, Bonita Friedericy, and John Billingsley.

Synopsis:

Haunted by visions of an abusive past and absent sister Danny (Milo Ventimiglia) spends his time studying old comedians, living day to day and building on a fresh start.

This dialogue heavy ensemble piece is anchored by an understated performance from Milo Ventimiglia as Danny Briggs. Like a deeply meditative Theodore Logan, Ventimiglia gives him heart and soul glimpsed in word and gesture between the silences. What director and writer Charles C Moore has done is create a narrative structure around formative flashbacks, moments of pathos and three dimensional character studies. No one person here feels like a supporting actor, while their stories play out logically towards a cohesive conclusion.

Madtown may have mainstream writing talent bolstering the indie feel, but it’s that low budget Richard Linklater feel which
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Poster and trailer for thriller Madtown starring Milo Ventimiglia

With less than two weeks to go until its Us release, a poster and trailer have arrived online for writer-director Charles Moore’s upcoming thriller Madtown which star Milo Ventimiglia, Rachel Melvin, Amanda Aday, Bonita Friedericy, and John Billingsley; take a look here…

“A troubled young man, Briggs (Milo Ventimiglia), flashes back to the demons of his past when his sister is released from her twenty-year prison sentence for the murder of their parents. Briggs must confront his estranged sister and deal with the past, while fighting to protect his future and the life he has rebuilt for himself.”

Madtown is set for release on January 5th.

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Impastor: Season Two Ratings

Last year, this series struggled in the ratings even by TV Land standards. Will the ratings for Impastor improve in season two? Will this comedy be cancelled or renewed for a third season? Stay tuned.On Impastor, slacker Buddy Dobbs (Michael Rosenbaum) has a big gambling debt and is about to jump off a bridge to kill himself. A reverend happens by and tries to stop him. When the pastor accidentally falls to his doom, Buddy is left with the unlikely opportunity to steal the man's identity. The rest of the regular castmembers are Sara Rue, Mircea Monroe, Mike Kosinski, and David Rasche. Recurring are Aimee Garcia, Matthew Kevin Anderson, Jonathon Young, Lindsey Gort, Hal Ozsan, and Bonita Friedericy.Read More…
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Impastor: Delayed Season Two Premieres September 28

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Can we get an amen? The second season of Impastor will premiere on TV Land, Wednesday, September 28th at 10:30pm Et/Pt. It was originally scheduled to debut June 26, but TV Land announced the delay back in May. The Impastor season two premiere directly follows the third season premiere of Younger, which was just announced.

The Impastor TV series cast includes: Michael Rosenbaum, Sara Rue, Mircea Monroe, David Rasche, Mike Kosinski, Lindsey Gort, Matthew Kevin Anderson, Jonathan Young, and Bonita Friedericy. TV Land announced second season, back in March.

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'Castle' Season 6 spoilers: 'Chuck' star Joshua Gomez cast

Is "Castle" bringing a "Chuck" star back to the future? Joshua Gomez, who played the main character's bearded sidekick on five years of "Chuck," will guest star in the fifth episode of "Castle" Season 6.

Oddly, he's claiming to be a time traveler in that episode.

According to EW.com, Gomez will play a murder suspect who claims to have traveled into the past in order to stop some terrible event from occurring. The police, however, think that he is just a murderer.

Is the man crazy? Or did -- as Castle (Nathan Fillion) will undoubtedly think -- actually travel through time?

This isn't the first time that an actor from "Chuck" has shown up on "Castle." Adam Baldwin, who played John Casey on "Chuck," reunited with his "Firefly" co-star Fillion on a 2012 episode of the police procedural. Bonita Friedericy, General Beckman on the spy comedy, also guest-starred on "Castle," playing a nun.
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Chuck Season 5 Episodes 12 & 13 Review (Series Finale): Chuck vs. the Goodbye

If the series finale of Chuck wasn’t a proper farewell, I do not know what is. These final two hours of Chuck were the most beautiful love letters to the fans, cast, crew, and everyone involved in supporting Chuck over these five incredible seasons. The comedy, the action, the romance, the geek references… it all came to an end last night in the most perfect way. Josh Schwartz and Chris Fedak did not disappoint. Everyone poured their heart and soul into the finale and it showed. What a beautiful ending.

“Wow, it’s all ending, huh?” – Morgan

In Chuck vs. Sarah, Chuck (Zachary Levi) did not have to go far to find Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski) as she made her way back to Burbank… for Chuck’s spy resources in her mission to take down Quinn. The mention of Bryce’s name was the first butterfly to flutter and there
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Maureen Ryan: 'Chuck' Finale Recap: Tears, Jeffster And Triumph

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Maureen Ryan: 'Chuck' Finale Recap: Tears, Jeffster And Triumph
Note: Do not read on if you have not seen Season 5, Episode 12 of "Chuck," entitled "Chuck Versus Sarah," or Season 5, Episode 13 (the series finale) of "Chuck," entitled "Chuck Versus the Goodbye" on NBC.

"Chuck, tell me our story."

Wasn't the answer Sarah got so much better than an upload from Intersect glasses?

I'll go on record right away as saying that I was very pleased with the "Chuck" finale, and I think the last 30 minutes of the final episode rank up there with the absolute best the show has ever done. It got dusty in my house many times during those last two hours, and as a sustained, well-earned sentimental farewell, the finale was everything I could have hoped for.

I needed to be convinced, however. When last week's episode ended with Sarah's memories gone, I was alarmed (even though I thought "Chuck Versus the Bullet Train" was a good
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‘Chuck’ Season 5 Episode 11 Review: Chuck vs. the Bullet Train

Chuck began with a very special opening title, one fans will definitely appreciate especially since this was not the series finale and fans would love nothing more for familiarity come then. Perhaps the original opening awaits us in the finale episode? No matter, this week was the calm before the storm and an almost movie like opening set the tone perfectly for this week and the final episode. Embrace the movie like opening, people because this is it.

In “Chuck vs. the Bullet Train,” Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski) and John Casey (Adam Baldwin) are on a mission to rescue Chuck (Zachary Levi), to Chuck’s surprise, with the intersect in Sarah’s head. Chuck was understandably worried about this result but watching the two later bond over how awesome the intersect benefits are was quite a moment. There are not many people on the earth who have had the intersect in their head,
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‘Chuck’ Season 5 Episode 10 Review: Chuck vs. Bo

In “Chuck vs. Bo,” Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski) wasted no time in coming straight out about her thoughts of quitting the spy game to Chuck (Zachary Levi) and shift Carmichael Industries to an office job rather than a field job. But before this transition began, the team took some of their spy gear to Colorado for one last mission where Morgan (Joshua Gomez) was reunited with Bo Derek….his past “lover!” The first thing that surely came to everyone’s mind was, when did that happen? The next thought… what is Bo up to now in the world of Chuck? The title of the episode clearly details Bo as the bad guy. So it came as no surprise that Bo was involved with the case of the intersect. Is it safe to say she is our final female villain? Either way, it all made for one of the most entertaining episodes this season.
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Chuck Season 5 Episode 9 Review: Chuck vs. the Kept Man

This week’s episode of Chuck took a back seat in exhilaration and heart pounding action. Ordinarily, a break from all of the action would be fitting but with these being the final episodes of the series… much is expected. And unfortunately there was not enough action… or comedy. Last night’s episode actually seemed rather slow moving. With such dynamite episodes in the past few weeks, this change of pace did not go unnoticed. So while this episode does not stand out among the rest, it did provide for some entertainment.

In “Chuck vs. the Kept Man,” John Casey (Adam Baldwin) rekindles the fire with Gertrude Verbanski (Carrie-Anne Moss) who also becomes the first client of Carmichael Industries ever since their C.A.R.E. Mission Statement released. Let it be noted that Moss and Baldwin’s chemistry is off the charts! Chuck (Zachary Levi) is so clever and so human!
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Chuck Ep. 5.07, “Chuck Versus the Santa Suit” brings the holiday cheer

Chuck Review, Season 5, Episode 7, “Chuck Versus the Santa Suit”

Written by Amanda Shuman

Directed by Peter Lauer

Airs Fridays at 8pm (Et) on NBC

It’s rare to see brand-new episodes from the networks during the week before Christmas, especially only two days before the big event. Given Chuck’s weak ratings since its move to Fridays, NBC appears to be plowing through the remaining episodes as quickly as possible. The benefit for fans is the chance to watch fresh content during a pretty dead zone for television. This week’s theme also centers on Christmas, so it makes sense to air the story right before the holiday. It’s a great time to catch up with a show that’s starting to find its legs again during its final run.

Coming on the heels of the first great episode of the season, “Chuck Versus the Santa Suit” arrives with high expectations.
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‘Chuck’ Season 5 Episode 7 Review: Chuck vs. the Santa Suit

Chuck vs. the Santa Suit” is without a doubt the most intense episode of season five and there are still a month’s worth of episodes left to air of the series. This also makes for the best Christmas episode of the series. There were lows and highs which included the most breathtaking game changer of the series at the very end of the episode. “Chuck vs. the Santa Suit” gave us action, tension, laughs, heart, and so much more. What an impressive hour.

Stan Lee’s a spy? That is so weird!” – Chuck

The episode started off with such a downer of an opening this week. So dark. It’s been awhile since Chuck has touched such waters. The return of Shaw (guest star, Brandon Routh) came sooner rather than later and really anchored the episode. While he was definitely hated before, his little act of capturing Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski
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Check Out Stan Lee's Humorous Cameo In This Friday's Chuck

Ghosts Of Christmas Past Return To Haunt Chuck And Sarah When Old Secrets And Threats Resurface — Comic Book Legend Stan Lee Guest-StarsChuck (Zachary Levi) and Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski) discover who’s behind the plot to destroy Carmichael Industries. Meanwhile, Ellie’s (Sarah Lancaster) plans for a perfect Christmas begin to come apart. At the Buy More, Morgan (Joshua Gomez) and the gang must fend off angry customers as a computer virus threatens to ruin Christmas. Adam Baldwin, Ryan McPartlin, Vik Sahay, Scott Krinsky, Mark Christopher Lawrence and Bonita Friedericy also star. Thanks to Entertainment Weekly, we have this sneak peek of Stan Lee's cameo in this Friday's episode of Chuck ("Chuck vs. the Santa Suit"). Follow @Josh_Wilding !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.
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‘Chuck’ Season 5 Episode 6 Review: Chuck vs. the Curse

What a fantastic episode of Chuck this week! This is without a doubt one of the most thrilling episodes of the season so far. A night of cat and mouse, mistaken identity, and reunions made for one heart racing night of television. Dilemmas, dilemmas! There were also some new and familiar faces this week which was quite a treat and put the cherry on top of the comedy, tension, and action in “Chuck vs. the Curse.” “Babe, what if we’re on a real spy mission?” – Awesome “Martini!” – Ellie and Awesome It was wonderful to see General Beckman (Bonita Friedericy) again after her absence in quite a few episodes, warning Chuck (Zachary Levi) and Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski) of all things about the CIA hunting them. Beckman and John Casey’s (Adam Baldwin) help along the way was minimal and it would not have been more perfect any other way. Chuck
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‘Chuck’ Season 5 Episode 4 Review: Chuck vs. the Business Trip

Another solid episode of Chuck was delivered this week! It can be debated on whether one of the best parts about Morgan having the intersect was his final play with the intersect. One thing is for sure, Chuck couldn’t have said it better after the fact, “Man, I miss the Intersect.” But there’s only a moment to reminisce about his intersect days, as there was plenty of action in this week’s episode. The writers took the expected and twisted it into some very fun unexpected moments this week. What a trip! First, General Beckman (Bonita Friedericy) is back! Round of applause everyone for her brief return! The big guns came in to try to save the day by taking the intersect out of Morgan and avoid him getting killed. Who else is thrilled that Morgan is no longer the intersect? Anyway, there’s little that Beckman can
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Chuck Season 5, Episode 4: "Chuck Versus the Business Trip" Promo!

NBC: Chuck and Sarah must stop an assassin after the Intersect at a Buy More convention. Jeff shows a new side to himself. Stars: Zachary Levi as Chuck Bartowski Yvonne Strahovski as Sarah Walker Adam Baldwin as John Casey Joshua Gomez as Morgan Grimes Ryan McPartlin as Devon (Captain Awesome) Woodcomb Mark Christopher Lawrence as Big Mike Scott Krinsky as Jeff Barnes Vik Sahay as Lester Patel Bonita Friedericy as General Diane Beckman Sarah Lancaster as Ellie Bartowski LEEE777 - Chuck's created by Josh Schwartz and Chris Fedak. "Chuck Versus the Business Trip" airs this Friday, Nov. 18, 8Pm on NBC.
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Chuck Ep. 5.03, “Chuck Versus the Frosted Tips” struggles to find creative focus, despite laughs

Chuck Review, Season 5, Episode 3, “Chuck Versus the Frosted Tips”

Written by Phil Klemmer

Directed by Paul Marks

Airs Fridays at 8pm (Et) on NBC

There comes a point in many shows when long-time fans have to decide what they expect from new episodes. Is it enough to just enjoy hanging out with favorite characters, even if the story lets them down? This question has likely been on the minds of Chuck’s dedicated (if limited) audience during the early fifth season. Putting the Intersect in Morgan hasn’t worked, even with the surprising conflict that’s come out of it. This move has changed the focus and left many characters lurking outside the frame. Involving such a large cast in each episode is tricky, and it grows even tougher when the tone is all over the map.

This week’s mission has Carmichael Industries helping General Beckman (Bonita Friedericy) apprehend a fugitive,
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Chuck 5.03 "Chuck Vs. The Frosted Tips" Review

Chuck 5.03 "Chuck Vs. The Frosted Tips" Review

Chuck season 5 zooms on its third entry with this week’s "Chuck Vs. The Frosted Tips" as our favorite spy team at Carmichael Industries faces the Intersect-ed Morgan Grimes himself when the bearded agent gets too big for his britches, and joins up with Gertrude Verbanski (Carrie-Anne Moss) at Verbanski Corp. Easily the strongest outing yet of Chuck season 5, the series still feels just a few "zooms" shy of greatness.

I confess that I’ve always loved Chuck, in spite of its flaws. The show exudes a warmth and love of geek culture that frequently transcends its missteps with action /adventure, and it’s hard to judge a series when NBC so often batted its fate around, unable to properly develop story arcs that brew over a full season. Season 4 even represented a step in the right direction as far as adding some much-needed maturity to the series,
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‘Chuck’ Season 4 Episode 23 Review: Chuck vs. the Last Details

With so many revelations last week, this week’s Chuck seemed pale in comparison. The second half of the broadcast was much more interesting than the first half, but still a bit weak.

Just when wedding week arrives, Casey (Adam Baldwin) gets a text message informing the team of Mary (Linda Hamilton) being taken prisoner by Vivian Volkoff (Lauren Cohan). So two days before the wedding, the team finds themselves in Colombia, ready to bring Mary back safely to the states. If there’s any night to be thankful that the first story line in the first half hour was not the main story line of the entire episode, it’s this one. There was really no need to stretch this saving out, so thankfully, the team retrieved her without sweating too much.

Back at Buy More, Morgan (Joshua Gomez) unwillingly gets the help of Lester (Vik Sahay) and Jeff
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