Saiya Floyd

Crimson Peak was very pretty. Beautiful, even. And if all you required from your film-going experience is that a movie be aesthetically pleasing, you’ll probably enjoy Guillermo del Torro’s Crimson Peak. But if you start digging past appearances, you’ll be disappointed with a thin plot and shallow characters. The film follows Edith Cushing (Mia Wasikowska) […]

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The Flash is part of a larger DC television universe. Historically, this has worked to its advantage, with Flash/Arrow crossover episodes being fun adventures, trying new combinations of already known characters to push them out of their comfort zones. In this week’s “The Fury of Firestorm”, the larger TV universe felt like a burden rather […]

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After a strong second season, Brooklyn Nine Nine is back – to a disappointingly uneven start. Despite a lot of good individual scenes or one-liners, the episode overall felt unfocused and rushed. (A few light spoilers ahead). Last season, Holt was reassigned to the NYPD’s PR department, and Gina volunteered to go with him. Watching […]

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Minority Report needs to calm down. Seriously. The show has an interesting concept behind it, and some incredible world-building. The problem is it’s so eager to impress everyone that it has no chill. It wants to be cool so badly that it forgets the first rule of being cool: you can’t act like you care […]

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Here we go again. Another season of Doctor Who, a series that can go anywhere in time and space. Do we go to new places, and meet exciting new people? No. “The Magician’s Apprentice” takes us to Earth, England the oft-tread destination of the Doctor and company, and brings back characters that just will not […]

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Digging for Fire belongs to that indie film niche featuring relatively well-to-do 30-somethings who are unhappy with their lives. These kinds of movies are more moment than plot driven. Some people really enjoy this genre. Full disclosure: I am not one of those people. Tim and Lee stay at Lee’s wealthy client’s house as a […]

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It’s done- Bryan Fuller’s beautiful and haunting Hannibal. There’s been time to watch, rewatch, and rewatch again. There’s been time to reflect – to digest, if you will. (I’m not even going to pretend to be sorry about that. As far as I know, this is my last Hannibal review, and when will I next […]

CLICK HERE to read our full coverage of San Diego Comic-Con 2015. We are living in a golden age of comic book stories, with TV shows and movies flooding the market. While there are countless interviews with the leads and directors, the San Diego Comic Con panel “Musical Anatomy of a Superhero” gave the rarer […]

CLICK HERE to read our full coverage of San Diego Comic-Con 2015. Jon Hotchkiss is a veteran of the TV industry. He has been nominated for 14 Emmy Awards and written for shows including Penn & Teller. He worked with several major studios before founding his own company, Hotchkiss Industries, where he has been the […]

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CLICK HERE to read our full coverage of San Diego Comic-Con 2015. Sara Rue has appeared in many TV shows over the years from Popular to Less than Perfect. Now, she stars in TV Land’s new original series, Impastor, which tells the story of “Buddy Dobbs (Michael Rosenbaum), a slacker on the run from a […]

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Most of the memories I have of TV Land are watching it with my grandparents, because watching Bewitched and I Dream of Jeanie reruns was the safe option. TV Land is all grown up. Now they have new shows, like Impastor, a dark half hour comedy whose lead Buddy Dobbs is decidedly less grandparent friendly […]

CLICK HERE to read our full coverage of San Diego Comic-Con 2015. The cast and creative team of Fox’s upcoming Minority Report stopped by Ballroom 20 on Friday. Minority Report is a sequel to the 2002 Steven Spielberg film. Executive producers Kevin Falls, Max Borenstein, and Darryl Frank as well as cast members Stark Sands, […]

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CLICK HERE to read our full coverage of San Diego Comic-Con 2015. Agent Carter First up for the Marvel TV panel was Agent Carter. It was attended by executive producers Chris Dingess, Tara Butters, and Michele Fazekas as well as series stars Hayley Atwell and James D’Arcy. Here’s some of what we learned: When approached […]

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CLICK HERE to read our full coverage of San Diego Comic-Con 2015. The cast of The 100 appeared in Ballroom 20 on July 9th. Eliza Taylor, Bob Morley, Marie Avgeropoulos, Lindsey Morgan, Ricky Whittle, Isaiah Washington and Jason Rothenberg spoke to their excited fans. (At one point Ricky Whittle, who plays Lincoln, jumped off stage […]

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CLICK HERE to read our full coverage of San Diego Comic-Con 2015. On Thursday (July 9) evening, I attended the panel for A&E’s upcoming show Damien. Damien is a sequel to the 1976 horror classic, The Omen. Set 25 years after the original, the show follows the grownup Damien, who just so happens to be […]

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This week, Hannibal explored some of the titular character’s past. It gave few answers, but raised many more questions, in a typically fascinating and disturbing episode. (Some spoilers ahead). In his search for Hannibal, Will decides to visit Hannibal’s past- the Lecter estate in Lithuania. Hannibal’s childhood home is just as grand, beautiful and creepy […]

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With the aptly titled ‘Antipasto’, Hannibal shows that it continues to be one of the most daring, unique shows on TV. While most shows open their seasons with a bang, this year, Hannibal took its sweet time, focusing on character exploration. More interestingly, it focused on only two of its main characters. When you consider […]

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The past few weeks of Outlander have been very intense. Dangerous rescue missions, witch trials, duels, and Claire confessing to Jamie that she’s from the future. It would be hard to keep that up, and with “Lallybroch”, the show loses some momentum. While it had some good scenes and a lot of strong emotional points, […]

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After a mostly strong season, the third season finale of Vikings, called “The Dead” was a bit of a let-down. While it paved the way for a lot of action for Season 4 (which is already confirmed), it also left a lot of problems from this season floating around and was unsatisfying. (spoilers ahead) The […]

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“So Chineez” ended Fresh Off the Boat’s first (and hopefully not last) season. While it wasn’t the funniest episode so far, it was one of the more heartfelt ones, which is how I feel about the show overall. The show’s comedy is classic sitcom with lots of one liners and ridiculous situations. It might not […]

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After Athelstan, my favorite character on Vikings was brutally murdered went off to the North Pole with Santa and his elves and live happily ever after, I took a break from the show. But Season 3 of Vikings is wrapping up this week, and it’s honestly too good to stay away from for very long. […]

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On March 12, 2015, I had the pleasure of attending a PaleyFest panel for one of my favorite new shows of the 2014-2015 season: Outlander, which has been on hiatus since September. As moderator Kristin dos Santos said, we’ve survived the Droughtlander. The audience first watched ‘The Reckoning’, the first post-hiatus episode, which will premiere […]

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Vikings is leading up to something big. In the third season premiere, ‘Mercenary’, there was a palatable sense of something new and epic looming in the distance. In the episode, Ragnar and his men fight for the Mercian princess Kwenthrith. His men are confused why they should fight for a foreign princess in a battle […]

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History Channel’s hit series Vikings is starting its third season. I recently spoke with two of its actors over the phone. Fans of the show will be familiar with Clive Standen, who returns for the third season as Rollo, the conflicted and dynamic brother of Ragnar. I also spoke with Kevin Durand, who, although new […]

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If you’ve been following the lead up to ABC’s Fresh Off the Boat premiere, as I have, you will have witnessed quite the spectacle. When the first promo dropped some time last year, the actual premiere date was left vague. It eventually was scheduled for a mid-season premiere in February of 2015. A lot of […]

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ABC’s wonderfully weird musical comedy has wrapped up its first season. It’s unclear if it will be renewed – although it should. Galavant might not have been a smash ratings hit (and with how niche of a show it is, and the fact it was aired Sunday nights during the traditional winter hiatus period, did […]