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Exclusive Interview: Keith Allan Talks SyFy’s Z Nation

Posted by monique On September - 12 - 2014 0 Comment
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Keith Allan is all about zombies. In fact, he’s now the savior of the entire race in the new SyFy original series, “Z Nation.” Allan’s character Murphy is a a criminal, but as Allan reveals in the interview, Murphy is now the most important person on the planet because of what’s in his blood. ShockYa was happy to speak with Allan about his role, what he loves about the zombie mythos and what zombie lovers can expect from “Z Nation.” “Z Nation” premieres on SyFy at 10/9c. ShockYa: What can you tell me about your character Murphy? Keith Allan: Well, Murphy starts off…[as an] inmate in the prison system and  [ Read More ]

Steve Harvey Talks His Success as Host of Family Feud

Posted by monique On September - 12 - 2014 0 Comment
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Steve Harvey’s tenure as “Family Feud” host has been one of the most successful runs the show has ever had. In my opinion, I’d say it’s the most successful. ShockYa had the opportunity to join in on a conference call with the comedian and game show host (and daytime and radio host) to discuss more about his time with “Family Feud” and what fans can expect going into this new season of the game show. As stated above, Harvey is one of the most successful hosts “Family Feud” has had. The show’s viral videos featuring his funny reactions to some of the zanier contestant answers always has people laughing. When  [ Read More ]

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The family-friendly classic “The Wonder Years” is now available in the most complete compilation for the first time ever. “The Wonder Years Complete Series” is now available for pre-order at TimeLife.com/WonderYears. The complete series will be available exclusively online. The 26-disc collector’s set will come with all 115 episodes in a replica metal locker, evoking memories of Kevin Arnold–played by Fred Savage–and Winnie–played by Danica McKellar–as their school-age love grew in between class periods. The set also includes 15 hours of specially-produced bonus programming, including featurettes, never-before-seen outtakes (including all the takes from Kevin and Winnie’s first kiss from the pilot) and an awesome cast reunion we’ve all waited 16  [ Read More ]

Interview: Chandra Wilson Talks Frankie & Alice

Posted by Karen Benardello On September - 6 - 2014 0 Comment
Interview: Chandra Wilson Talks Frankie & Alice

Finding a natural balance in life to effortlessly contend with heightened and versatile emotions is a challenge people struggle with during stressful times in their lives. The first title character in the biographical drama, ‘Frankie & Alice,’ which is now available on VOD and DVD, is secretly battling dissociative identity disorder during a time before the illness was widely recognized in America. Emmy Award-nominated actress Chandra Wilson, who plays Frankie’s younger sister in the film, powerfully showcased the difficulties family members of people with the mental disorder also contended with, during a time when awareness of the illness wasn’t publicized. ‘Frankie & Alice’ follows Frankie Murdoch (Halle Berry), a go-go  [ Read More ]

Interview: Julie McNiven Talks The Possession of Michael King

Posted by Karen Benardello On September - 4 - 2014 0 Comment
Interview: Julie McNiven Talks The Possession of Michael King

Discovering the true emotional motivations of captivating characters, and how they relate to the other anti-heroes and troubled protagonists in a story, can be an exciting and captivating experience for actors to explore. Versatile and enchanting actress Julie McNiven powerfully explores the passionate depths of her characters’ complex relationships, which she previously began to do in the horror genre her recurring role as fallen angel, Anna Milton, in 2008 on the hit series, ‘Supernatural.’ The performer also naturally embraced how her character related to the troubled characters around her in her new independent found footage horror movie, ‘The Possession of Michael King,’ the first feature film from writer-director David Jung.  [ Read More ]

Interview: Peter Facinelli Talks The Damned

Posted by Karen Benardello On August - 30 - 2014 0 Comment
Interview: Peter Facinelli Talks The Damned

Stepping outside your comfort zone to truly embrace both new experiences and what you love most in life is the enthralling theme that not only pushes the actions of the lead character in the new independent horror film, ‘The Damned,’ but also the actor who portrays him. Versatile actor Peter Facinelli powerfully showcased the harrowing and realistic emotions and motivations of a protective father who’s desperate to take any means necessary to save his teenage daughter in the latest movie from director Victor Garcia. While ‘The Damned’ is the first horror film Facinelli has starred in, the actor creatively embraced shooting the film independently on location in Columbia to highlight  [ Read More ]

Interview: Freddie Highmore Talks Justin and the Knights of Valour

Posted by Karen Benardello On July - 23 - 2014 0 Comment
Interview: Freddie Highmore Talks Justin and the Knights of Valour

Embarking on a powerful journey to fulfill your destiny and dreams, particularly when at times it can be filled with unpredictable struggles and people who are determined to prevent you from achieving your goals, can be a seemingly harrowing and daunting experience. That initially intimidating process of achieving your ambitions is powerfully showcased in the journey of the title character in the new animated family film, ‘Justin and the Knights of Valour,’ which is now available on Blu-ray and DVD. Accomplished and talented young actor Freddie Highmore, who voices Justin in the film, impressively infused the character with a powerful ambition to become a knight, despite the fact they have  [ Read More ]

Interview: Ian Anthony Dale Talks Murder in the First

Posted by Karen Benardello On July - 21 - 2014 0 Comment
Interview: Ian Anthony Dale Talks Murder in the First

Ambitiously and passionately working to obtain the best possible results in your work can be both an intense and rewarding experience, particularly when you garner the respect and camaraderie amongst your co-workers that you deserve. That satisfying and enriching work ethic is clearly evident in both actor Ian Anthony Dale’s dedicated performance as Lieutenant Jim Koto in the new TNT crime drama, ‘Murder in the First.’ He vibrantly portrays the officer’s committed resolve to apprehend and persecute the killer in the serialized first season of the mystery show. ‘Murder in the first,’ which airs on Mondays at 10/9c, follows Lieutenant Koto as he leads his two San Francisco homicide detectives,  [ Read More ]

Interview: Lindsey McKeon Talks Supernatural

Posted by Karen Benardello On July - 11 - 2014 0 Comment
Interview: Lindsey McKeon Talks Supernatural

Taking risks as you try to figure out where you belong, and what you should be doing with your life, can be a difficult challenge for anyone, no matter what their circumstances or personalities are like. That’s certainly the case with both actress Lindsey McKeon, a former two-time Daytime Emmy Award nominee for her role as Marah Lewis on ‘Guiding Light,’ as well as one of her more recent characters, Tessa the Reaper, on the hit CW series, ‘Supernatural.’ The actress began her career on more family oriented shows as ‘Saved by the Bell: The New Class’ and ‘Boy Meets World,’ before delving into more sultry roles, such as on  [ Read More ]

Interview: Amelia Rose Blaire Talks True Blood

Posted by Karen Benardello On July - 6 - 2014 0 Comment
Inteview: Amelia Rose Blaire Talks True Blood

Joining an established, well-known community may initially be an unnerving job, especially for anyone unfamiliar with the society’s official way of life. This is certainly the case for one of the newest vampires, Willa Burrell, on the hit HBO mystery fantasy drama series, ‘True Blood,’ as well as the actress who portrays her, Amelia Rose Blaire. The gifted and resourceful star, who first stepped into the role during the show’s sixth season last summer, reprised her character in the current and final last season of the Emmy Award-winning series. Blaire, who was at first daunted by working with some of the actors she respects the most, and being integrated into  [ Read More ]

Exclusive: Adria Tennor Talks Mad Men, Restaurant Life

Posted by monique On April - 18 - 2014 0 Comment
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Adria Tennor is known to “Mad Men” fans as Betty Draper’s friend Joyce Darling, but she’s also known to food fanatics as the co-owner of two Los Angeles restaurants–Barbix and Cooks County–with her husband. ShockYa was excited to talk to Tennor about her time on “Mad Men,” how the show has changed the television landscape and her latest venture, a short film named “Cracked.” “Cracked” can be found at its website and on Facebook and Twitter. The final season of “Mad Men” is currently airing at 10 p.m./9 p.m. central on AMC. How would you describe your character Joyce? She’s a friend of Betty’s. She’s very frank-talking. I was on  [ Read More ]

Interview: Lydia Hull Talks SAF3

Posted by Karen Benardello On April - 3 - 2014 0 Comment
Interview: Lydia Hull Talks SAF3

Young women contemplating where they fit into society and seeking to find their true passion in life can be a difficult process for them, but if they truly believe in their dreams, they’re destined to succeed. That’s certainly the case with firefighter Lily Maddox, one of the main characters on the syndicated American action drama television series, ‘SAF3,’ as well as the actress who plays her, Lydia Hull. Many of the people in Lily’s life try to deter her from her dream career, saying she’s not strong enough, but she’s brave enough to prove her talents on the job. After appearing in minor roles in such action thrillers as ‘Escape  [ Read More ]

Zane Holtz and DJ Cotrona in From Dusk Till Dawn

Who’s ready to go back to the Titty Twister? You’ll have to wait a few episodes to get there, but tonight at 9pm on El Rey Network, you can start the journey with the Gecko brothers as they evade the Texas Rangers, and start to make their way down to Mexico in the very first episode of “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series.” Eighteen years after the release of the original film, Robert Rodriguez is ready to unveil this new rendition featuring D.J. Cotrona in George Clooney’s role, Seth Gecko, and Zane Holtz taking over for Quentin Tarantino to play Seth’s brother, Richie Gecko. We’ve also got Wilmer Valderrama in  [ Read More ]

Interview: Nolan Funk Talks Riddick Blu-ray Release

Posted by Karen Benardello On January - 11 - 2014 0 Comment
Interview: Nolan Funk Talks Riddick Blu-ray Release

Determinedly fighting to achieve your goals, and stopping at nothing to overtake the obstacles that threaten your success, are strong motivations that continuously help the strong survive. Actor Vin Diesel and writer-director David Twohy are prime examples of this, as they reunited for last fall’s ‘Riddick,’ the third entry in their successful sci-fi film franchise. The two did whatever it took to continuing adapting sequels based on the video game series, and showcase the title anti-hero’s continued drive to survive. One of the other stars in the series’ third entry, Nolan Funk, who plays the rare caring mercenaries in the film, is an up-and-coming actor who proves that with his  [ Read More ]

Interview: Michael Rosenbaum Talks Back in the Day

Posted by Karen Benardello On January - 7 - 2014 0 Comment
Interview: Michael Rosenbaum Talks Back in the Day

Revisiting your old hometown and the people who inspired the decisions you have made as an adult can be both life affirming and a hindrance on your perception of self-worth. That theme is prevalent in the new comedy ‘Back in the Day,’ which is being released on VOD today, with an exclusive theatrical engagement to begin on Friday in Indiana, and a national rollout to follow on January 17. Not only does the main character in the independent movie, Jim Owens, reflect on the meaning of his professional success as he travels back to his hometown to reunite with his school friends, so does actor Michael Rosenbaum. The former ‘Smallville’  [ Read More ]

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