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“THE APPROVAL MATRIX” Wrap-up: Best of the Season

Posted 09/17/2014 10:00 AM by
“THE APPROVAL MATRIX” Wrap-up: Best of the Season

THE APPROVAL MATRIX season has wrapped, and if you’re still debating the various pop culture topics in your head, then it’s time to revisit clips featuring the varied opinions of host Neal Brennan and the celebrity guests including Amy Poehler, Chris Rock, Eugene Mirman, Hannibal Buress, Jason Biggs, Jim Norton and Whitney Cummings.

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Category: The Approval Matrix

Relive the Horror: 8 Scary Movies from 1984

Posted 09/17/2014 9:00 AM by
Relive the Horror: 8 Scary Movies from 1984

1984 was a banner year for scary movies–they were creepy, funny and lacking in CGI special effects. But while these movies thrilled and chilled us 30 years ago, do they stand the test of time? We screened them all again to see which ones still held up.

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Category: Film

The Master at Work: Top Ten Philip Seymour Hoffman Movies

Posted 09/16/2014 12:00 PM by
The Master at Work: Top Ten Philip Seymour Hoffman Movies

A truly masterful actor with impeccable taste, Philip Seymour Hoffman was and is almost synonymous with ultra-creative and boundary-pushing projects, bringing life and empathy to characters that other actors would run screaming from–from that of a masturbating prank caller (“Happiness”) to an accused pedophile (“Doubt”). Hoffman’s presence elevates indie flick–like “Synecdoche, New York”–and adds the necessary ham and heft to every Hollywood blockbuster he was cast in. Here, a list of his finest movies.

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Category: Film

“Paste” and “The Washington Post” Highlight “The Honorable Woman”

Posted 09/15/2014 3:12 PM by
“Paste” and “The Washington Post” Highlight “The Honorable Woman”

This week, Paste applauds the series’ tense build toward the climax, writing, “THE HONORABLE WOMAN is slowly plummeting into a dark and twisted hole and there seems to be no way out—this is a good thing.”

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Category: The Honorable Woman

11 Ways to Prep for “THE HONORABLE WOMAN” Series Finale

Season 1

Posted 09/15/2014 12:13 PM by
11 Ways to Prep for “THE HONORABLE WOMAN” Series Finale

Can’t wait to find out what happens on the series finale of THE HONORABLE WOMAN, Thu., Sep. 18 at 10/9c? Instead of staring at your calendar, sign-up to receive a reminder, then check out these thirteen ways to go deeper into political thriller.

1. Watch video interviews with THE HONORABLE WOMAN star Maggie Gyllenhaal (Nessa Stein) as well as Andrew Buchan (Ephra Stein), Stephen Rea (Sir Hugh) and Janet McTeer (Dame Julia).
2. See photos from every THE HONORABLE WOMAN episode as well as surveillance photos of the characters, the Stein Family photo album, and behind-the-scenes photos with Maggie Gyllenhaal, Andrew Buchan, Janet McTeer, Hugo Blick…
3. Quizzes for every episode as well as cast members Maggie Gyllenhaal, Andrew Buchan and Stephen Rea.

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Category: The Honorable Woman

Celebrity Chef Ludo Lefebvre’s Top 10 Favorite Chefs

Posted 09/15/2014 12:11 PM by
Celebrity Chef Ludo Lefebvre’s Top 10 Favorite Chefs

Get a glimpse of at the chefs who have inspired Ludo Lefebvre throughout his career!

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Category: Series

In or Out: Making the “1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die” List

Posted 09/15/2014 11:28 AM by
In or Out: Making the “1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die” List

For the most recent edition of “1001 Movies to See Before You Die,” the editors took a look back through the list created for the first edition to see what titles could be replaced. Here’s list of some deletions and replacements–and the arguments and justifications for each.

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Category: Film

And You Thought the Rats Were Bad…Top 8 Reasons to Avoid the NYC Subway System

Posted 09/12/2014 5:00 PM by
And You Thought the Rats Were Bad…Top 8 Reasons to Avoid the NYC Subway System

There are plenty of valid reasons to avoid the NYC metro. Down in that labyrinth of tunnels, it’s alternately sweltering or frigid, the service delays are constant, and the rats are startlingly large. They’re bold, too. Now—as if passengers needed more to dread—movies have gone and thrown aliens, ghosts, supervillains and more into the mix of MTA horrors. Check out the top 8 reasons to skip the subway and pony up for a taxi below.

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Category: Film

“THE HONORABLE WOMAN” Recap: Episode 7 (The Hollow Wall)

Season 1, Episode 6

Posted 09/11/2014 6:11 PM by
“THE HONORABLE WOMAN” Recap: Episode 7 (The Hollow Wall)

The burned man and the mysterious contact who came to his aid, revealing herself as Monica Chatwin, rendezvous in a hotel room. When MI6 agents bug the room, Chatwin starts a fire and the duo escapes.

Sir Hugh tells Nessa he knows she’s collaborating with the terrorists to get Kasim back. She tells him the Israeli national MI6 spotted Monica meeting with is actually a Palestinian terrorist (the burned man) and then confesses the truth about Kasim’s parentage.

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Category: The Honorable Woman

4 Questions with “THE HONORABLE WOMAN” Star Maggie Gyllenhaal

Season 1

Posted 09/11/2014 1:48 PM by
4 Questions with “THE HONORABLE WOMAN” Star Maggie Gyllenhaal

THE HONORABLE WOMAN star Maggie Gyllenhaal talks the challenges of playing powerful, deeply flawed Nessa Stein and how she’s perfected the English accent.

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Category: The Honorable Woman

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