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Q&A: Actress Anna Gunn talks 'Gracepoint'

Oct 22, 2014

Recently I was able to sit in on a conference call with actress Anna Gunn. The “Breaking Bad” vet is starring in the new drama “Gracepoint,” which...

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FX launching online 'Simpsons World' experience tomorrow

Oct 20, 2014

Tomorrow FX Networks will unleash Simpsons World, an interactive digital and online experience centered on the animated television series “The...

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Video Game Haiku Review - 'Alien: Isolation'

Oct 20, 2014

Title: Alien: Isolation Format: PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One Price: $49.99-$59.99 Publisher: Sega Developer: The Creative Assembly ESRB...

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Denver Comic Con 2015 tickets on sale now

Oct 17, 2014

Tickets for the May 23-25, 2014 Denver Comic Con are on sale to the general public today. Nichelle Nichols, who played Lieutenant Uhura from the...

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'Halo: The Master Chief Collection' has gone Gold, hard drive specs announced

Oct 17, 2014

Earlier today Microsoft announced details on the upcoming “Halo: The Master Chief Collection” for Xbox One. The game has gone Gold, which means...

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Video Game Haiku Review - 'NBA 2K15'

Oct 15, 2014

Title: NBA 2K15 Format: PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One Price: $59.99 Publisher: 2K Sports Developer: Visual Concepts ESRB Rating: E...

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TV Review: 'Marry Me' brings the laughs thanks to comedy vets

Oct 14, 2014

“Marry Me” Cast: Casey Wilson (“Happy Endings”), Ken Marino (“Party Down,” “Eastbound & Down”), Tim Meadows (“Saturday Night Live”), JoBeth...

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TV Review: 'Jane the Virgin' much more than a provocative name

Oct 13, 2014

“Jane the Virgin” Cast: Gina Rodriguez (“The Bold and the Beautiful”), Andrea Navedo CQ (“One Life to Live,” “Guiding Light”), Justin Baldoni CQ...

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Video Game Haiku Review - 'Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition'

Oct 12, 2014

Title: Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition Format: PS4, Xbox One Price: $59.99 Publisher: Square Enix Developer: United Front Games ESRB...

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Colorado Springs Comic and Toy Con is this weekend

Oct 9, 2014

Colorado Springs Comic and Toy Con When:  10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday - Oct. 11-12 Where: Embassy Suites, 7290 Commerce Center Dr....

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'Arrow,' the Batman TV show you never expected

Oct 9, 2014

As i was watching last night's season three "Arrow" premiere, I was reminded yet again of how much I love the show. It's probably my favorite TV...

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TV Review: 'The Flash' expands The CW's superhero roster

Oct 7, 2014

“The Flash” Cast: Grant Gustin (“Glee”), Tom Cavanagh (“Ed,” “Love Monkey”), Jesse L. Martin (“Law & Order”), Candice Patton (“The Game”)...

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Q&A: Actor Andre Braugher talks 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine'

Oct 5, 2014

Recently I was able to sit in on a conference call with “Brooklyn Nine Nine” star Andre Braugher. The actor, who plays Capt. Ray Holt on the...

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Video Game Haiku Review - 'FIFA 15'

Oct 1, 2014

Title: FIFA 15 Format: PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS Vita, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS, PC Price: $29.99 – $59.99 Publisher: Electronic Arts...

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Q&A: Actor David Tennant talks 'Gracepoint'

Sep 30, 2014

Recently I was able to sit in on a Fox conference call with actor David Tennant, star of the new series “Gracepoint.” The actor, best known to...

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Video Game Review - Beautiful 'Forza Horizon 2' offers tons of driving fun

Sep 28, 2014

Title: “Forza Horizon 2” Format: Xbox One Price: $59.99 Publisher: Microsoft Studios Developer: Playground Games ESRB Rating: E 10+ (Everyone...

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New 'Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare' trailer features virtual Kevin Spacey and a new co-op mode

Sep 25, 2014

This week Activision released another trailer to get gamers prepped for November's newest "Call of Duty" offering. This time you'll get a peek at...

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TV Review: Anthony Anderson brings the laughs in "black-ish"

Sep 24, 2014

“black-ish” Cast: Anthony Anderson (“Departed,” “Transformers”), Tracee Ellis Ross (“Girlfriends”), Laurence Fishburne (“The Matrix,” “Mystic...

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Q&A: Actor Ben McKenzie talks 'Gotham' and James Gordon's moustache

Sep 22, 2014

Last week I sat in on a Fox conference call with actor Ben McKenzie, star of the TV show “Gotham.” McKenzie, who plays a younger version of future...

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TV Review: 'Gotham' a treat even without Batman

Sep 21, 2014

“Gotham” Cast: Ben McKenzie (“Southland,” “The O.C.”), Donal Logue (“Grounded for Life”), Jada Pinkett Smith (“The Nutty Professor,”...

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Q&A: Actor James Spader talks 'The Blacklist'

Sep 19, 2014

Recently I sat in on an NBC conference call with actor James Spader, star of the television show “The Blacklist.” The second season of the series...

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Q&A: Writer/Producer Bruno Heller talks 'Gotham'

Sep 17, 2014

Welcome to the first of two “Gotham” Q&A’s. The transcript below is from a Fox conference call I sat in on with fellow journalists who had a...

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TV Review - Tea Leoni shines in 'Madam Secretary'

Sep 18, 2014

“Madam Secretary” Cast: Téa Leoni CQ (“The Family Man,” “Deep Impact”), Tim Daly CQ (“Wings”), Bebe Neuwirth CQ (“Cheers,” “Jumanji”), Zeljko...

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Video Game Review - Bungie delivers another hit with 'Destiny'

Sep 17, 2014

Title: Destiny Format: PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One Price: $59.99 Publisher: Activision Developer: Bungie ESRB Rating: T (Teen) The Grade:...

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Fall's 10 Best New TV Shows (and 5 to avoid)

Sep 14, 2014

Every fall, TV aficionados are treated to a barrage of new programs. Some will hit it big, others will slowly fade away. To save you the time and...

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Q&A: Oscar winner Octavia Spencer talks about her new series, 'Red Band Society'

Sep 14, 2014

Recently I was able to sit in on a conference call with actress Octavia Spencer (“The Help,” “Fruitvale Station”). She was speaking with media...

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Q&A: Sean Astin talks about 'The Strain' and his unique career path

Sep 10, 2014

Recently I was able to sit in on an FX conference call with actor Sean Astin, one of the stars of “The Strain.” The veteran actor (“Goonies,”...

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Video Game Haiku Review - 'Dance Central Spotlight'

Sep 8, 2014

Title: Dance Central Spotlight Format: Xbox One Price: $9.99 Developer: Harmonix
 ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
 The Grade: A – Dance...

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Q&A: Fox execs discuss new reality show, 'Utopia'

Sep 7, 2014

Recently I had a chance to sit in on a Fox conference call with the creators of the new reality show, “Utopia.” Fox VP of alternative...

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Dive deep with latest 'Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare' multiplayer trailer

Sep 3, 2014

Looking for a more in-depth look at "Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare's" multiplayer features? Activision delivered today, releasing a seven minute...

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PBS to air Robin Williams tribute

Sep 2, 2014

PBS will be airing a new, one-hour celebration of Robin Williams on Tuesday, September 9 at 7:00 p.m. “Robin Williams Remembered – A Pioneers of...

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Video Game Haiku Review - 'The Golf Club'

Sep 1, 2014

Title: The Golf Club Format: Xbox One, PC, PS4 (coming soon) Price: $34.99 Developer: HB Studios
 ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
 The Grade:...

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Why you should avoid Fox's 'Utopia' live stream

Aug 29, 2014

The Fox reality show "Utopia," where 14 people are left alone for a year to create their own community, is now streaming live at utopiatv.com....

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Dancing Groot, Howard the Duck figures coming this holiday

Aug 26, 2014

Funko, the company that makes adorable pop culture figures, recently announced that they’ll be adding two new characters this December – Howard...

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Video Game Review - 'Madden NFL 15'

Aug 25, 2014

Title: Madden NFL 15 Format: PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One Price: $59.99 Publisher: Electronic Arts Developer: EA Tiburon ESRB Rating: E...

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Turner Classic Movies to celebrate Lauren Bacall

Aug 24, 2014

Turner Classic Movies will celebrate the life and career of legendary actress Lauren Bacall with a 24-hour marathon of memorable performances,...

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Video Game Haiku Review - 'Metro Redux'

Aug 21, 2014

Title: Metro Redux Format: Xbox One, PS4, PC Price: $24.99 (individual) or $49.99
(bundle) Publisher: Deep Silver Developer: 4A...

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The Every. 'Simpsons.' Ever. marathon starts tomorrow.

Aug 20, 2014

The 12 day "Simpsons" marathon starts tomorrow. 25 seasons, 552 episodes, one movie, all on the FXX network. Pretty sure the extra "X" stands for...

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KOAA tabs former Miss Colorado for morning anchor desk

Aug 19, 2014

Local NBC affiliate KOAA-TV announced today that Shellene Cockrell, a Colorado Springs native and the 1994 Miss Colorado, will soon be joining...

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Q&A: 'Simpsons' EP Al Jean talks 'Futurama' crossover, where Springfield might be (maybe)

Aug 17, 2014

Recently I had a chance to sit in on a Fox conference call with “The Simpsons’” executive producer and showrunner, Al Jean. A 12-day “Simpson’s”...

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Blog: 5 Inspiring Robin Williams Quotes

Aug 13, 2014

Like many people, I felt a connection to Robin Williams. I never met the man, but like so many others I felt like I knew him. I grew up watching...

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Take a peek at 'Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare' Multiplayer

Aug 12, 2014

Looking to give gamer’s itchy trigger fingers, today game publisher Activision released a multiplayer trailer for it’s upcoming FPS “Call of Duty:...

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Blog: 'Legends' a welcome addition to Wednesday night lineup

Aug 12, 2014

Here's my review of “Legends.” Cast: Sean Bean (“Game of Thrones,” “The Lord of the Rings”), Ali Larter (“Heroes,” “Resident Evil: Afterlife”),...

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Blog: 10 More Songs from the 70s for the “Guardians of the Galaxy” soundtrack

Aug 6, 2014

If you watched “Guardians of the Galaxy” there’s a good chance you loved it. There’s also a good chance you noticed the film’s unusual use of...

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Blog review: 'Outlander' rich and compelling

Aug 5, 2014

Here's a look at "Outlander:" Cast: Caitriona Balfe (“Now You See Me,” “Super 8”), Sam Heughan (“A Princess for Christmas”), Tobias Menzies...

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EA Access – The good, the bad and a lot questions

Jul 31, 2014

EA Access has only been available for two days but that doesn’t mean it’s too early to form some initial impressions. After all, it’s not like the...

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TV Review – ABC’s “The Quest”

Jul 31, 2014

“The Quest” Cast: Twelve reality show contestants ages 22-41 from around the country Airs: The premiere episode airs at 7 p.m. Thursday...

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TV Review – NBC’s “Welcome to Sweden”

Jul 8, 2014

“Welcome to Sweden” Cast: Greg Poehler, Josephine Bornebusch, Lena Olin (Chocolat”), Claes Månsson, Patrick Duffy (“Dallas”), Illeana Douglas...

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TV Review – NBC’s “Welcome to Sweden”

Jul 8, 2014

“Welcome to Sweden” Cast: Greg Poehler, Josephine Bornebusch, Lena Olin (Chocolat”), Claes Månsson, Patrick Duffy (“Dallas”), Illeana...

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Behind the Scenes at Local TV Stations Part 2 – KXRM (Fox21)

Jul 7, 2014

Time to see what they don’t show you on TV. My behind the scenes look at local TV stations continues with Part Two today (you can find Part One...

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Q&A: Diane Kruger of ‘The Bridge’

Jul 9, 2014

Recently I had a chance to sit in on a conference call with actress Diane Kruger (“Inglourious Basterds,” “National Treasure,” “Troy”) , who stars...

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Fox announces Fall premiere dates

Jul 10, 2014

  Today Fox announced its premiere dates for the 2014-15 season, as well as the debut dates for two highly anticipated new shows -”Gotham”...

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Jordan Mason leaves KOAA-TV

Jul 11, 2014

KOAA-TV sports director Jordan Mason has left the station. His last day at the NBC affiliate is today (Friday). Earlier this afternoon KOAA anchor...

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Video Game Haiku Review – “Sniper Elite III”

Jul 6, 2014

Title: Sniper Elite III Format: Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, PS3 Price: $39.99-$69.99 Publisher: 505 Games Developer: Rebellion ESRB Rating:...

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Q&A: Elijah Wood on ‘Wilfred,’ being Frodo and the state of TV

Jul 13, 2014

Recently I was able to sit in on a conference call with actor Elijah Wood (“Lord of the Rings,” “Sin City”). Wood stars as Ryan Newman in the FX...

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The 5 Best Video Games of 2014 (so far)

Jul 1, 2014

It’s hard to believe it’s already July. The year is halfway over! With only six months left to go in 2014, it’s time to reflect on what the gaming...

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Behind the Scenes at Local TV Stations Part 3 – KRDO

Jul 14, 2014

Time to see what they don’t show you on TV. My behind the scenes look at local TV stations continues with Part Three today. You can find Part One...

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TV Review – FX’s “Married”

Jul 15, 2014

“Married” Cast: Nat Faxon (“Ben and Kate,” “Bad Teacher”), Judy Greer (“Archer,” “Arrested Development”), Brett Gelman (Funny or Die,...

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Weird Al does his best ‘School House Rock’ impression

Jul 15, 2014

Chances are, sometime during your adolescence, you fell in love with Weird Al Yankovic. With goofy lyrics about topics as ridiculous as ice cream,...

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Activision announces collector’s editions for ‘Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’

Jul 30, 2014

Another year, another edition of “Call of Duty.” This week Activision announced three different collector’s editions for the latest version of...

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TCA 2014 – ‘Brooklyn Nine Nine,’ panels and set visits

Jul 17, 2014

Greetings from sunny and not rainy at all Southern California! I’m in Beverly Hills for the 2014 Television Critics Association summer tour. Not...

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TNT renews three summer shows, sets final season for ‘Falling Skies’

Jul 18, 2014

In a press release sent out today, TNT announced that the station has renewed hit summer shows “The Last Ship,” “Major Crimes” and “Falling...

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‘Breaking Bad,’ ‘True Detective,’ big winners at 2014 TCA Awards

Jul 19, 2014

The Television Critics Association (TCA) recognized the top programs and actors of the 2013-2014 television season tonight, at its 30th Annual TCA...

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Longest. ‘The Simpsons.’ Marthon. Ever.

Jul 21, 2014

Hit network shows are syndicated to cable networks all the time, but with its recent acquisition of “The Simpsons,” FXX is looking to make a big...

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Behind the Scenes at Local TV Stations Part 4 – KOAA

Jul 21, 2014

IMG_3600 Time to see what they don’t show you on TV. My behind the scenes look at local TV stations concludes with Part Four today. You can find...

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10 Ways to Fix ‘The Bachelor/Bachelorette’ franchise

Jul 21, 2014

What the heck has happened to “The Bachelorette?” The television program, not the constantly frowny-smiley faced female contestant who thinks every...

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TV Review – NBC’s “Food Fighters”

Jul 22, 2014

“Food Fighters” Cast: Host – Adam Richman (“Man vs. Food,” “Fandemonium”), celebrity guest chefs include Lorena Garcia, Stefan Richter, Marcel...

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Review: 'Penn & Teller: Fool Us' is fascinating, if too light on the world renown duo

Jul 29, 2014

"Penn & Teller: Fool Us" Airs at 7 p.m. Wednesday on The CW. The premise Aspiring magicians are invited to perform their best trick to...

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HBO announces new ‘Game of Thrones’ characters

Jul 25, 2014

Pack your bags! We’re going to Dorne! HBO has confirmed some of the new cast members for the fifth season of the hit series “Game of Thrones,” with...

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TV Review – ‘Penn & Teller: Fool Us’

Jul 29, 2014

“Penn & Teller: Fool Us” Cast: Penn Gillette, Raymond Teller, Host – Jonathan Ross (“Friday Night with Jonathan Ross”) Airs: The...

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Q&A: Bear Grylls talks about his new show, shares hilarious Channing Tatum story

Jul 27, 2014

Last week I had the opportunity to sit in on a conference call with Bear Grylls. The survival expert has a new show, “Running Wild With Bear...

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The 5 Best Video Games of 2014 (so far)

Jul 1, 2014

It’s hard to believe today is July 1. The year is halfway over! With only six months left to go in 2014, it’s time to reflect on what the...

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Behind the Scenes at Local TV Stations Part 1 - KKTV

Jun 30, 2014

We see local newscasters on TV every day. Everyone has their favorites and we get comfortable with people we see onscreen because they’re in...

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Video Game Haiku Review - "Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark"

Jun 29, 2014

Title: Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark Format: Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, PS3, Wii U, 3DS Price: $29.99-$59.99 Publisher: Activision Developer:...

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Video Game Haiku Review - "Blue Estate"

Jun 29, 2014

Title: Blue Estate Format: Xbox One, PS4 Price: $19.99 Publisher: Focus Home Interactive Developer: He-Saw ESRB Rating: M (Mature, 17+) The Grade:...

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Amy Van Dyken-Rouen chats with Matt Lauer at Colorado hospital

Jun 27, 2014

In case you missed it, Olympic gold medalist Amy Van Dyken-Rouen appeared on NBC’s “Today” show this morning. Host Matt Lauer...

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TV Review - HBO's "The Leftovers"

Jun 26, 2014

Cast: Justin Theroux (“Mulholland Dr.,” “American Psycho,” Mr. Jennifer Aniston), Amy Brenneman (“Heat,” “Private Practice”), Christopher Eccleston...

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CW announces Fall premiere dates

Jun 25, 2014

Today The CW announced its Fall premiere dates, including the debut dates for two new series – “Jane the Virgin” and “The Flash.” With the success...

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TV Review - FX's "Tyrant"

Jun 24, 2014

Cast: Adam Rayner (Bassam “Barry” Al-Fayeed), Jennifer Finnigan (Molly Al-Fayeed), Ashraf Barhom (Jamal Al-Fayeed), Moran Atias (Leila Al-Fayeed),...

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Five TV Shows That Are Worth Your Time

Jun 23, 2014

Have you ever been so invested in a TV show and felt so passionate about it that you tried to get everyone you know to watch it? Are you so...

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"True Blood" Season 7 Preview (Spoiler Free)

Jun 20, 2014

Cast: Anna Paquin (Sookie Stackhouse), Stephen Moyer (Bill Compton), Alexander Skarsgard (Eric Northman), Sam Trammell (Sam), Ryan Kwanten (Jason),...

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KOAA-TV debuting new Colorado Springs set/broadcast center tonight

Jun 19, 2014

Local NBC affiliate KOAA-TV will be debuting their new Colorado Springs set and broadcast facility during tonight’s 5 p.m. newscast. The brand new,...

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PBS to add afternoon 'Sesame Street' program

Jun 18, 2014

PBS Kids and “Sesame Street” will introduce a bonus half-hour program this fall. Starting Monday, September 1, the additional half-hour program...

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“Falling Skies" Season 4 Preview (Spoiler Free)

Jun 18, 2014

Cast: Noah Wyle (Tom Mason), Moon Bloodgood (Ann), Will Patton (Captain Weaver), Colin Cunningham (Pope), Drew Roy (Hal Mason), Connor Jessup (Ben...

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Halfbrick games free on iOS

Jun 18, 2014

Looking for some fun games to play on you iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch? Halfbrick Studios has you covered, all for the price of nada. For a very...

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Video Game Haiku Review - "EA Sports UFC"

Jun 17, 2014

Title: EA Sports UFC Format: Xbox One, PS4 Price: $59.99 Publisher: Electronic Arts Developer: EA Canada ESRB Rating: T (Teen) The Grade: C+ EA...

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TV Review: TNT's "The Last Ship"

Jun 16, 2014

“The Last Ship” Cast: Eric Dane (“Grey’s Anatomy”), Adam Baldwin (“Firefly,” “Chuck”), Rhona Mitra (“Strike Back,” “Shooter”) Air-date,...

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Q&A: Lou Ferrigno at Denver Comic Con

Jun 15, 2014

During Denver Comic Con I had a chance to sit down and chat with the original Incredible Hulk, Lou Ferrigno. Ferrigno still poses an impressive...

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Q&A: 'The Walking Dead's' Michael Rooker at Denver Comic Con

Jun 14, 2014

During Denver Comic Con I had a chance to sit down and chat with actor Michael Rooker. Best known for his role as Merle in “The Walking...

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Denver Comic Con 2014 - Day 1 In Pictures

Jun 13, 2014

Today was the first day of Denver Comic Con, plenty to see and do on Day 1. Besides seeing the funny and self-deprecating Walter Koenig (Chekov of...

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Q&A: Neil deGrasse Tyson and Ann Druyan talk 'Cosmos'

Jun 10, 2014

Last week, while I was on vacation in Hawaii (see how dedicated I am), I took a break from palm trees and tanning to sit in on a conference call...

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Capt. Kirk and crew coming to Denver Comic Con this weekend

Jun 10, 2014

What: Denver Comic Con When: Friday June 13 – Sunday June 15 Where: Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th Street Denver Hours: Friday and Saturday...

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Video Game Haiku Review - "Wolfenstein: The New Order"

May 25, 2014

Title: Wolfenstein: The New Order Format: Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4, PC Price: $59.99 Publisher: Bethesda Developer: Machine Games ESRB Rating:...

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YOU could be in the new Star Wars movie

May 21, 2014

Would you like to shoot a scene for “Star Wars: Episode VII?” Would you like to be JJ Abrams’ guest on set in London? Would you...

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“Brews Wayne” – The Official 2014 Denver Comic Con Beer

May 21, 2014

For the third year in a row Breckinridge Brewery has teamed up with Denver Comic Con to craft a super beer for the masses.  “Brews Wayne,” the...

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5 TV Shows That Deserve a Reboot

May 19, 2014

What’s the most popular word in Hollywood? “Reboot.” Creating original programming is not just hard work but the chances for failure are high (see:...

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Denver Comic Con Adds “Defiance” Stars

May 18, 2014

                    Denver Comic Con recently announced Grant Bowler and Stephanie Leonidas of...

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Weta Workshop to Attend Denver Comic Con

May 17, 2014

Denver Comic Con recently announced that the Weta Workshop will attend the 2014 convention. Weta Workshop is the five time Academy Award winning...

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Q&A: David Boreanaz and Emily Deschanel of “Bones”

May 13, 2014

 Recently I sat in on a Fox conference call with David Boreanaz and Emily Deschanel of the TV series, “Bones.” The show’s season...

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Gazette Media Columnist Terry Terrones is a veteran journalist and pop culture addict. He covers the worlds of TV, film, video games and spends too much time on several social networks. You can follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/terryterrones.

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