ATX Television Festival 2016: Superstore

With its second season set to premier this fall, NBC’s Superstore is stoked to have had the success it has. A silly comedy about a department store who lives day to day providing lack luster customer service and coping with each other’s antics, this show won the hearts of America’s audience. We caught up with the cast and creator of Superstore, to get there thoughts on the show’s success, their experiences whilst filming, and what we can expect in the upcoming season.  With actors America Ferrera, Ben Feldman, Lauren Ash, Colton Dunn, Nico Santos, Mark McKinney and show creator Justin Spitzer on hand, there’s too much to …

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Short Film of the Week: Blue Borsalino

Blue Borsalino utilizes world class suspense along with an intelligent screenplay to evoke powerful emotion rarely seen in a short film.

The short film opens to a, what may be, a perfectly executed single minute of film. In one minute, we’re captivated by the masterful filmmaking, scored perfectly, and we’re introduced to the main characters, both their past and present, without us even knowing it. Director and writer, Mark Lobatto impeccably fills us in on the necessary backstory, and seamlessly progresses us to current time. I was truly impressed with this first minute of this film, and it set the standard …

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Film Review: Adventures In Babysitting

Film Review: Adventures In Babysitting

Disney’s original movie Adventures in Babysitting takes us on an adventure through the big city as Jenny (Sabrina Carpenter) and Lola (Sofia Carson), rival babysitters, set aside their differences and team up track down the kids who have somehow snuck away.

This film is based on the 1987 film Adventures in Babysitting, directed by Chris Columbus (not that one), and like all of Disney’s original movies, it is packed with laughs and family fun. In addition to that, we have the pleasure of seeing Sabrina Carpenter and Sofia Carson, who we’ve grown to love in Disney’s Girl Meets World and Decedents, respectively.

John Schultz, who’s also done some …

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ATX Television Festival 2016: Pitch

Fox’s upcoming fall series Pitch inspires with authenticity, excites with quality drama, and proves the impossible, possible.

Those of us who believe in equality may have been wondering why there is a lack of gender diversity in professional sports. Of course, we can pin it on biology, citing the natural physical differences between men and women, but surely there are exceptions to that rule. Undoubtably there has been a women that was faster, stronger, harder working then some of the men in Major League Baseball, yet here we stand in the year 2016 without even a glimpse into what it would be like. In Pitch, Fox …

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ATX Television Festival 2016: Kingdom

ATX Television Festival 2016: Kingdom

Day one of the ATX Television Festival composes largely of waiting in lines, getting your badges, buying merchandise, and meeting people from all over the world. We did make time for one event, however, and that was a screening of an episode from Kingdom, a drama that has had relative success on the Audience Network, a network owned and controlled by Direct TV, now AT&T, with a cast Q & A to follow. The fans who have had a chance to experience this action filled drama loved it, leaving rave reviews on IMDB and spreading praise of the show via …

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Film Review: Now You See Me 2

Film Review: Now You See Me 2

With its familiar tricks, and even more familiar predictability, Now You See Me 2 rides the magic carpet of mediocrity all the way to the box office, with marginal fun along the way.

The four horsemen have returned! Well, most of them anyway, substitute the far more desired Isla Fisher with the less impressive Lizzy Caplan, and you’ve got yourself a poor man’s four horseman. That’s not to say that the crew of Now You See Me was awe-inspiring, but they did a damn good job of entertaining. Now You See Me 2 picks up where its predecessor left off, with Thaddeus Bradley (Morgan Freeman) plotting his …

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ATX Television Festival 2016: Rooster Teeth: Day 5

Day 5 is an imaginative drama series from an established production company, that promises to impress for a while to come.

If you’ve never heard of them, Rooster Teeth is an Austin based production company that has produced quality entertainment for many years. Some of their most popular work includes Red vs. Blue, RWBY (pronounced Ruby), and most recently Lazer Team, a theatrically released film, which also happens to be the first Youtube Red original movie. With their successes in anime and comedy, they’ve decided to give drama a try, with their new series titled Day 5, a show about an …

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Film Review: Weiner

Film Review: Weiner

“Weiner” is wildly exposed, but modestly hidden.

Does anyone remember the last time they saw a film based on their favorite or not-so favorite political figure? It used to be that someone had to do something great or noble or historically profound to even be considered for a book publishing, much less a feature-length movie. Oh, how times have changed, particularly into the 21st century. Meet Anthony Weiner! He is a native of Brooklyn, New York and a former State Representative. Weiner’s reign as a member of The House ended abruptly when it was revealed, so to speak, that he had …

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