THE NEWSROOM Review: “Boston”

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Everything wrong with ‘The Newsroom’ is what makes it great so much of the time

On April 15, 2013, two pressure cookers exploded near the finish line of the Boston marathon. That’s where the third and final season of “The Newsroom” started telling its stories on Sunday night.

“Boston” used the tragedy to reflect upon ACN’s own shortcomings. Will McAvoy & Co. held back on reporting the bombings and let their competitors take the lead, knowing full well that their competitors would go on misreporting for the sake of having things to tell the viewing audience. They didn’t wait on the sidelines to garner the ability to gloat, but as a cautionary measure following the Genoa mishap that plagued “News Night’s” reputation just half a year earlier. [Read more...]

Nicole Gomez Fisher Previews Her New HBO Film SLEEPING WITH THE FISHES

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Nicole Gomez Fisher produced, directed, and wrote SLEEPING WITH THE FISHES. The film features Alexis (Gina Rodriguez) on a trip home to NY for her aunts funeral. While home she discovers a lot about herself and about life. This marks the directorial debut for Fisher who based a lot of the film on her own life. I caught up with Fisher about her inspirations, casting Gina Rodriguez, (JANE THE VIRGIN) and what’s next for her. [Read more...]

Funny Business: Zach Woods Talks VEEP, SILICON VALLEY and PLAYING HOUSE

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Zach Woods look familiar? That’s probably because you’ve seen him on one of your favorite comedies all throughout this year. Whether it’s on VEEP, SILICON VALLEY, THE OFFICE, or PLAYING HOUSE, Zach is everywhere and he’s always making us laugh. I spoke with Zach about his latest role on PLAYING HOUSE, last weeks SILICON VALLEY episode, and which character his personality is most like. [Read more...]

We Shine the Spotlight on VEEP Star Matt Walsh

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Matt Walsh stars on the hilarious HBO political comedy VEEP. Walsh plays the hysterical and sometimes not so useful, communications director, Mike McLintock. We talked about his training at the Upright Citizens Brigade, what will happen if Selena wins the presidency, and what ever happened to Mike’s boat. [Read more...]