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Interview with Comedian Maria Bamford

Posted by Laura Gaddy On November - 21 - 2014 0 Comment
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Maria Bamford appeared last week at Nerdmelt in Los Angeles as part of a special Picture This! comedy event which features comics performing while illustrators and artists animate to their routines on a screen live. Picture This! was created Brandie Posey and Sam Varelaby. This edition spotlighted the Comedy Central show Brickleberry and had comedy voice talents John DiMaggio (Futurama, Adventure Time) who plays Duke and Jerry Minor (SNL, Anchorman) who plays Denzel, put their skills on display along with animators from the show. Bamford is a renowned stand-up comedian and has appeared on Comedy Central specials and shows like Arrested Development as well as being featured as a voice  [ Read More ]

Interview: Glenn ‘Kane’ Jacobs Talks See No Evil 2

Posted by Karen Benardello On November - 17 - 2014 0 Comment
Interview: Glenn 'Kane' Jacobs Talks See No Evil 2

People often overlook the all-important resiliency of those who appear not to have the determination to achieve what they want in life. Jacob Goodnight, the brutal mass murderer in the 2006 slasher film, ‘See No Evil,’ was driven to commit his heinous crimes from the manipulations of his mother. But the criminal proved his emotional resolve in going after what he truly wants in the horror movie’s new sequel, ‘See No Evil 2,’ which is now available On Demand, Digital HD, Blu-Ray and DVD. WWE wrestler Glenn ‘Kane’ Jacobs, who reprised the role of the ruthless killer from the original film, also showcased his emotional versatility in the follow-up, which  [ Read More ]

American Horror Story Coven Blu-ray

Delving into, and contending with, your innermost emotional and psychological fears as society’s most frightening qualms continuously unfold in front of you, is one of the most intriguing aspects that endlessly draw viewers back to watch the acclaimed FX horror anthology series, ‘American Horror Story,’ every week. From eerie houses haunted by its former deceased occupants, possessed and violent religious figures and doctors, vindictive witches and an ostracized troupe of performers in a self-described freak show, the Emmy Award-winning franchise is constantly shocking its cast, crew and audience with the devious and shocking characters and situations it presents. In celebration of the Blu-ray and DVD release of ‘American Horror Story:  [ Read More ]

Interview: Christen Gerhart Talks Wizard Wars

Posted by Karen Benardello On October - 2 - 2014 0 Comment
Interview: Christen Gerhart Talks Wizard Wars

Showcasing your unique talents and passion to the world in a captivating way to prove that anything is possible when you put your mind to it is not only the engaging aspect of Syfy’s new hit competition series, ‘Wizard Wars,’ but also the captivating life of one of its judges, Christen Gerhart. As one of a small but growing number of female magicians in the world, Gerhart is a pioneer striving to showcase that women are just as capable as men in performing fascinating illusions. The magician is also an innovator in the fact that she also works as a telescope operator at L.A.’s Mount Wilson Observatory, has also worked  [ Read More ]

Sam Trammell Hits the White Rabbit Red Carpet at the 30th Boston Film Festival

Striving to prove you have a more versatile personality and a wide range of emotions and sentiments to people who have come to view only one side of your identity can be a challenge for many people, no matter what their age is or the experiences they’ve had. The main character in director Tim McCann’s new independent drama, ‘White Rabbit,’ is a teenage boy who’s suffering from an untreated mental illness, who has to try to prove to his family and peers that he’s not the timid boy they thought they knew. His drug-addicted and neglectful father is one of the main people who misunderstand him. His father’s disdain is  [ Read More ]

Interview: Katie Cassidy Talks The Scribbler

Posted by Karen Benardello On September - 19 - 2014 0 Comment
Interview: Katie Cassidy Talks The Scribbler

Struggling to truly understand the equally powerful and painful emotions that drive distinctly different personalities to commit deceptive and at-times destructive acts towards themselves and those around them can be a harrowing process. When those clashingly diverse personalities are living within the same person, that battle can be even more difficult to overcome. But actress Katie Cassidy enthrallingly showcased the strong willpower her character, Suki, drew on in the new independent thriller, ‘The Scribbler,’ to overcome the conflicting personalities within her. The film, which was directed by John Suits and written by Daniel Schaffer, who based the script on his own graphical novel of same name, grippingly showcases Suki battling  [ Read More ]

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 ]

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