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Should You Stay Up to See ‘Totally Biased With W. Kamau Bell’?

9 August 2012 5:54 PM, PDT

Tonight is the premiere for FX’s new semi-live comedy show, Totally Biased with W.Kamau Bell, starring San Francisco comedian W. Kamau Bell and produced by Chris Rock. It’s the latest entry by FX to expand its comedy offerings and it’s second in trying to do a multi-media-comedy-act-in-front-of-a-live-audience show at 11pm Et/Pt. The first being Brand X with Russel Brand, which is an awkward show to describe without getting frustrated. Totally Biased however, is more refined, straight forward act that’s heavy on the socio-politcal hot topics and packaged in a way that’s much more easily absorbed, because we want to laugh but we also want to retain the messages too. Is it worth staying up for after Louie? In a word, yes.

In each episode, Bell stands before a crowd in an intimate theater-like environment of what seems like and audience of 200-300, comprised mostly of young adults, »

- Ernie Estrella

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FX Adds Keri Russell and Cold War spy series ‘The Americans’ to drama lineup

9 August 2012 12:23 PM, PDT

It’s been over a year since Keri Russell ran “wilde” on the small screen but 2013 will mark her return to television in the new FX drama, The Americans.

The Americans centers on two Russian Kgb sleeper spies masquerading as Americans while living in suburban Washington D.C. during the early 1980′s. The former Felicity star plays Elizabeth Jennings and is arranged to marry Matthew Rhys’ character, Phillip. They have two children that know nothing about their parents’ true nature and as a unit the family grows closer and more real, until the climate of the Cold War heats up during Ronald Reagan’s presidential term. Phillip and Elizabeth must keep up with their fellow spies and informants in the America, but Phillip is beginning to take to the American lifestyle, making things much more complicated. The arrival of new neighbor, Stan (Noah Emmerich) raises the stakes because he works »

- Ernie Estrella

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‘Dexter’ Season 7 Poster – The Dark Passenger is Watching You

9 August 2012 11:11 AM, PDT

What does Dexter Morgan have in common with Big Brother or Hall & Oates’ Private Eyes? They’re all watching you.

Showtime has unveiled the official poster (below) for the upcoming seventh season and it’s a tad familiar: Dexter starring into the camera making you wonder just what he’s thinking in that calculating head of his.

Aside from Season 4, where baby Harrison was lucky enough to get on the poster, it’s always been Dexter alone. This year’s poster is no different – it features a devious looking Dexter with a trademark slice to his check (not the best Photoshop job, I might add).

This would’ve been a great opportunity to get Deb (Jennifer Carpenter) on the cover art as this is the season Dexter has been building towards since the very beginning – the one where Deb finally knows Dexter’s secret. Just how much she will know remains to be seen, »

- Sean B.

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Warner Bros. turns to Ben Affleck to direct ‘Justice League’ movie

8 August 2012 4:46 PM, PDT

Regardless of whether or not the upcoming Man of Steel film is a success or failure, Warner Bros. is moving forward with a Justice League film. According to Variety, writer/director/actor Ben Affleck is the first candidate to direct the massive super-hero script, written by Castle’s Will Beall who also wrote the upcoming Warner Bros. mobster movie, Gangster Squad.

This will not be an easy decision for Affleck, who regardless of what you think of him as an actor, can direct a film. He made his debut as a director with Gone Baby Gone in 2007, then The Town in 2010 and one of this year’s most anticipated films, Argo.

First there’s the immense pressure involved in making a Justice League film, with absolutely nothing to stand on now that Christopher Nolan has left the Batman film franchise and is now producing the Superman film, Man of Steel, »

- Ernie Estrella

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Poll: Would Matt Bomer playing Christian Grey in ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ be ludicrous?

8 August 2012 3:04 PM, PDT

Who is Bret Easton Ellis? He’s the author of the best selling novels Less Than Zero and American Psycho and he went on a twitter blast today against White Collar star, Matt Bomer, saying he would Not be a good choice to play Christian Grey, the central character of the erotic best-selling novel by E.L. James, Fifty Shades of Grey. It is the first part of a trilogy (Book Two: Fifty Shades Darker and Book Three: Fifthy Shades Freed) and has sold over 40 million copies combined worldwide, outselling the Harry Potter franchise. Fifty Shades has been sweeping the world since 2011 and has taken off recently in the States, inspiring women to race to the bookstores of all kinds to rouse their their curiosity and libido, and it is the next book-to-movie adaptation that’s being fast-tracked in Hollywood.

While no one has been cast yet, speculation has been soaring with Bomer, »

- Ernie Estrella

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‘Breaking Bad’ Season 5 Episode 5 Preview: ‘Dead Freight’

8 August 2012 9:56 AM, PDT

We’re halfway through this octet of Breaking Bad episodes that will air this year and, while I’m said that this tour de force is going by so fast, I can’t wait to see what happens next. The saga continues this Sunday with ‘Dead Freight.’

The Walter White freight train continues to damage everything in its path, though it had a serious run-in with another locomotive (Skyler) in ‘Fifty-One.’ Skyler made it pretty clear that, in sending the kids away to Hank’s house, she’s only buying time, waiting for Walt’s eventual demise. Something tells me that struck a chord with Walt; not being able to control Skyler (or anyone for that matter) is something that will drive him crazy. This will only feed into his delusional state and he’ll go to even greater lengths to keep such inferior souls in check.

Walt truly is »

- Sean B.

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Joss Whedon given the keys to ‘Avengers’ sequel and TV series on ABC

7 August 2012 5:08 PM, PDT

In the latest no-brainer moves at Disney and Marvel Studios, Joss Whedon returns to write and direct the sequel to the $1.46 billion-grossing The Avengers. Whedon’s trademark ability to direct an action film, infuse comedy and proper understanding of how the larger-than-life characters could co-exist in one film and managing the balance of screen time for the ensemble cast were noticeable qualities of Earth’s Mightiest film of 2012.

Disney CEO Robert Iger revealed on an earnings call Tuesday that the Avengers franchise would shoulder a great deal of weight for the company in the future, including a sequel. Securing Whedon for that sequel was a priority, so much so, that Iger announced that Whedon would also create a Marvel-based television show on ABC.

Fanboys and girls can begin wondering how this new deal will expand the Marvel Universe as one big canvas. Minor characters could be introduced on television and »

- Ernie Estrella

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The Bad Boys of ‘Breaking Bad’ Debate Half Measures, Love, and the Craziness of Season 5

7 August 2012 11:34 AM, PDT

Four episodes into Breaking Bad’s fifth season and we now know that Gus Fring was not only the bridge of support for so many in the Madrigal network, but Walter White (Bryan Cranston) killing him exposed so many others involved. Still, Walter’s ego has grown to unimaginable levels and blinded him to the world crumbling around him. So many more possible links to him have been exposed and with a bloodhound DEA agent for a brother-in-law, it’s only a matter of time before Hank pieces it together.

Walter has forced the hands of money launderer and shady lawyer and launderer, Saul Goodman and dirty jobs specialist and Madrigal caretaker, Mike Ehrmantruat to help in his new operation. Walter’s original motives are a distant memory. It’s no longer money that motivates him, nor does security for his family. Yet, creator Vince Gilligan has managed to keep »

- Ernie Estrella

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First Look at Ashley Tisdale in Sons of Anarchy Garb

6 August 2012 2:07 PM, PDT

It’s not easy going from cheerleader to motorcycle club menacing, hi-priced escort, just ask Ashley Tisdale.

TVLine has a first look photo of the Hellcats actress in Sons of Anarchy’s fifth season. The pic shows her holding on for dear life to Jax (Charlie Hunnam), who looks noticeably pissed off (more so than normal).

Tisdale is set to play a character named Emma Jean, a high-priced escort makes things a bit complicated for the club. Tisdale is reportedly a huge fan of all things Samcro. When we spoke to Soa cast member Theo Rossi last month, he noted how nervous she was to be on the show. Nevertheless, he found her to be quite hilarious at the same time.

Sons of Anarchy premieres Tuesday, September 11 on FX. »

- Sean B.

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BuzzFocus Presents: The ‘Total Recall’ Drinking Game

6 August 2012 8:10 AM, PDT

If you were brave enough to see the modern and serious remake of Total Recall on its opening weekend, then you will love our Total Recall Redux Drinking Game we came up with to help make it more… palatable? I am in no way condoning you sneak in a case of your favorite hard liquor but a lot of help is needed to make Total Recall go down smoothly. Let me remind you that this was Not on our 25 Films We Want to See in 2012. So don’t blame us if you didn’t like it. But it’s not unsalvageable!

Now yes, I realize I am asking you to see the film again, but it will be worth it if you get hammered and maybe you’ll eventually hallucinate all of the Mars stuff they decided to take out of the film. As we all know the 1990 original Recall, »

- Ernie Estrella

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