Haaz Sleiman: “Killing Jesus” is “a celebration for us as humans”

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Haaz Sleiman relaxes in the simple cafe of a 400-year-old casbah in tiny Tamnougalt, Morocco. Grime-streaked and dressed in a simple cloth robe, the actor is nearly beatific, having just wrapped a pivotal scene in Killing Jesus, National Geographic Channel’s latest and most ambitious epic culled from the popular book series by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard. Sleiman introduces himself, then smiles and gestures at the Atlas Mountains visible through an ornately grated window and says, “Every day I am grateful, because it is overwhelmingly beautiful being here. Morocco is such a beautiful country; it feels like you are on a movie set just looking at the … Continue reading

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American Crime Episode 4 recap

American Crime Episode 4 recap

Gwen started awakening from her coma, and other main characters faced awakenings of their own, in American Crime Episode 4. The hour started with us watching Aliyah (Regina King) in her temple, listening to the preacher talk about inequality, and charging his congregation to go out in the world and achieve greatness. Aliyah follows through on this, and on her promise to Carter (Elvis Nolasco) last week that she would help him by getting him a lawyer who works for a cause. This lawyer is Brother Timothy (Cedric Duplechain), who meets with Carter and Aliyah. Timothy explains to Carter how … Continue reading

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Downton Abbey Season 6 will be show’s final season

Downton Abbey Season 6 will be show's final season

It had been speculated about a bit recently, and today the producers of Downton Abbey confirmed the news that fans have been dreading: that Season 6 of the international hit drama will be the series’ last. Carnival Film’s Managing Director and Executive Producer of Downton Abbey, Gareth Neame said in a release, “Millions of people around the world have followed the journey of the Crawley family and those who serve them for the last five years. Inevitably there comes a time when all shows should end and Downton is no exception. We wanted to close the doors of Downton Abbey when it … Continue reading

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Seeds of Yesterday on Lifetime: James Maslow explains the art of Bart

James Maslow as Bart Winslow in Seeds of Yesterday

Seeds of Yesterday, the fourth movie in Lifetime’s V.C. Andrews Dollanganger series, premieres Sunday, April 12 at 10/9CT on Lifetime. What It’s Based On: The follow-up to Thorns hit bookstores in 1984 and marked a 15-year leap forward in the Sheffield family story. Lifetime of a Lesson: Sometimes your brother is a really lousy keeper. Seeds‘ most notable swerve from the novel is its omission of Corrine’s devious sibling Joel; instead, the now grown Bart (Big Time Rush’s James Maslow) remains deeply influenced by his zealot great-grandfather Malcolm Foxworth and turns his home into a re-creation of Foxworth Hall. Bart invites Cathy, Chris and … Continue reading

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“The X-Files” returning as event series on FOX

"The X-Files" returning as event series on FOX

The truth is still out there! Thirteen years after the end of its original run, The X-Files is returning as a six-episode event series on FOX, the network announced today. David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson will return to their original iconic roles as FBI Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully. Series creator/executive producer Chris Carter will helm the limited series, with production set to begin this summer. Further details will be announced at a later date. “I think of it as a 13-year commercial break,” said Chris Carter. “The good news is the world has only gotten that much stranger, a perfect time … Continue reading

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Better Call Saul recap episode 8: “Rico”

Michael McKean as Chuck McGill and Bob Odenkirk as Jimmy McGill in Better Call Saul episode 8

So many revelations in Better Call Saul episode 8’s opening flashback moments. First we get confirmation that Jimmy did indeed work for Hamlin, Hamlin and McGill back in the day — in the mailroom. And he and Kim were indeed an item. When he wheels his cart into her office and hands her a letter, it’s  actually addressed to him. She opens it, blinks, grins and plants a smooch on her man. Jimmy passed the bar. Heading for Chuck’s corner office, Jimmy reveals to his brother that — with Kim as his inspiration — he completed the few credits he had left to … Continue reading

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Recap: The Walking Dead Season 5 episode 15 “Try”: Us and them ….

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Alexandria has become something of a Rorschach test. For some it’s a paradise, for others it is possibly the last or first bastion of a civilized society, while some see it as a flock of sheep waiting to be lead. Those illusions are being exposed rather quickly. It’s no coincidence that things went south in Alexandria almost as soon as Our Gang stepped through the gates. The friction is palpable, with people who once thought of themselves useful or even heroic have been exposed as frauds, and a town that once seemed civilized is coming to see that their utopia … Continue reading

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Recap: The Royals, Episode 2

The Royals, Episode 2

Recap: The Royals, Episode 2. To quasi-formally get over the grief of Robert’s death, the British Royal family decided to throw a Garden Party. I had no idea what this was either, but in my observation, everyone gets drunk while wearing hats. And then they hook up. How very proper. Totally Quotable: “FML” may become my favorite thing to say, usurping OMG. Twinsies? Doesn’t Cyrus look like Robbie Rotten from the kiddie show Lazytown? I even made a very poor-quality side-by-side of the twosome. It’s utterly uncanny! Cyrus looks more like Robbie Rotten than the guy who plays Robbie Rotten! OMG … Continue reading

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Shameless Season 5 Episode 10 recap: “South Side Rules”

Shameless Season 5 Episode 10 recap: “South Side Rules”

Last week we saw Carl wanting the book thrown at him and clueless Chuckie sporting and new swastika tattoo, Frank made a new friend and Lipp was hot for teacher, here’s what happened this week on Shameless Season 5 Episode 10 recap: “South Side Rules” Frank: After getting tossed aside by a dying Bianca Frank wants to worm his way back into her life since he seems to be having feelings for her. At the Alibi he tries to get advice from V and Kermit, getting no help at all he leaves behind a full glass of beer to go … Continue reading

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Recap: Battle Creek episode 4: “Heirlooms”

Recap: Battle Creek episode 4: "Heirlooms"

This week on Battle Creek, we get a more classic murder — and potentially some answers about why Milt is stuck in Battle Creek. That is, if Russ can bring himself to open up. Apart from a homicide, it’s a quiet day at the Battle Creek police department. A woman has been found stabbed to death in her apartment. Milt has taken the call because the 911 dispatcher, Elaine, has given him all the calls since they met at a barbecue recently. Russ is rightly peeved that he is out of the loop, but Russ is always peeved. At the victim’s … Continue reading

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