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The Dorking Out Show

The show for anyone who loves something enough to dork out. Every week longtime comedy writer Sonia Mansfield and Emmy Award winning filmmaker Christopher Allan Smith talk about movies, TV, books and more from both a fan and creator perspective. Think of it as a great conversation over drinks with your quick, clever friends who know about a lot.
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Sep 27, 2016

Rundown: We return now to the old west, and examine the state of the modern western and our reactions to Anton Fuqua’s The Magnificent Seven, starring Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt. We then dive into two of the greatest TV shows of all time, which just started their new seasons… Family Guy and the PJs. Now, really we’re talking about season 20 of South Park and the 28th season of The Simpsons. Then we have a talk about modern movie soundtracks, stemming from a thoughtful video on music in Marvel movies. Can you hum Captain America’s theme?

And finally we talk about our favorite headlines, and I give you the to do list we promised last week about how it win your own Emmy.

Topic 1: The Magnificent Seven and the state of the modern Western

 

Magnificent Seven - 2016

The Hateful Eight - 2015

Bone Tomahawk - 2015

Django Unchained - 2012

True Grit - 2010

Open Range - 2003

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford - 2007

3:10 to Yuma - 2007

Dances with Wolves - 1990

Wyatt Earp - 1994

Unforgiven - 1992

Deadwood - 2004

Tombstone - 1993

Proposition - 2005

 

Topic 2: Status Check: South Park and Simpsons

The Simpsons kicked off its 28th season on Sunday night. South Park’s 20th season began last week.

 

Topic 3:  Are comic book movies killing the movie score?

http://www.themarysue.com/marvel-symphonic-universe/

 

Favorite Headlines:

Magnum P.I. On Track For A Sequel On ABC

Chris’ How to Win an Emmy Correction

 

 

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Sep 20, 2016

Show Rundown: On this week’s episode we talk about who won, who lost and why we should care about the Primetime Emmy Awards, which were just announced last night. Then we move on to talk about our first bona fide chick flick, the third film in the Bridget Jones series, Bridget Jones Baby… it’s a poorly named film about a Brazilian man named Foxy Smith who gets a cat named Switchblade… or maybe it’s about Renee Zellweger's character from the first two Bridget Jones movies. We’ll all find out together. Then we’ll follow up on last week’s interview with the crew behind The Prequels Strike Back: A Fan’s Journey, and give our reviews for the Bradley Weatherholt’s Star Wars prequel documentary. All that, and our favorite, or in this case, my least favorite headline ever to appear on this show… all that coming up.

 

Topic 1: Emmys

2016 Emmy Awards Winners and Nominees

 

Topic 2: Bridget Jones’s Baby review

Bridget Jones’s Baby

 

Topic 3: The Prequels Strike Back review

The Prequels Strike Back: A Fan's Journey (Watch on Amazon.com)

Favorite Headlines

Mysterious Twin Peaks Announcement September 27

No Game of Thrones Prequel Series

Star Trek: Discovery Delayed Until May

 

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Sep 12, 2016

Show Rundown: On today’s show, we’ve got a special one for all you STAR WARS fans and especially the fans of George Lucas’s SECOND STAR WARS trilogy. We’re talking to the makers of THE PREQUELS STRIKE BACK, A FAN’S JOURNEY, a new documentary taking a fresh look, and possibly even reviving the critical outlook on STAR WARS Episodes 1, 2 and 3. With us is Director Bradley Weatherholt, producer Kyle Brodeur and executive producer Alex Kane to talk about their new film, which comes out in just a few days.

After that, we examine what it’s like for a director and actor to be in their twilight years, namely Clint Eastwood and his new film starring Tom Hanks, SULLY.

All that, and our favorite headlines coming up.

 

Topic 1: THE PREQUELS STRIKE BACK: A FAN'S JOURNEY Interviews

Bradley Weatherholt Director

Kyle Brodeur Producer

Alex Kane Executive Producer

THE PREQUELS STRIKE BACK: A FAN'S JOURNEY

Austin Premiere on October 6

Digital Premiere September 14

 

Topic 2: Sully review and looking at an artist in their twilight, Clint Eastwood

SULLY

 

Favorite Headlines of the Week

KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS

Vince Gilligan To Make Jim Jones Series For HBO

 

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Sep 5, 2016

Show Rundown: We look into our crystal ball to talk about what stories on TV we’re looking forward to and… it broke our crystal ball. There is so much damn TV a full fall preview is impossible. So we’re grabbing the brightest diamonds for you and we’ll talk about them with Peter Brown, associate editor of Assignment X. Then, Stephen Colbert’s first year on CBS’s Late Night Show has just closed. Did we lose one of our brightest comic voices even though he’s on TV every night? All of that, plus our favorite headlines of the week.

Topic 1: Our Fall TV Preview Is Broken

Weird TV Guide Listing… no cable networks shown

http://www.tvguide.com/special/fall-preview/schedule/

 

Peter Brown’s Picks

Luke Cage (Netflix) - Preview Here

Timeless (NBC) - Preview Here

 

Westworld (HBO) - Preview Here

 

Sonia Mansfield’s Picks

The Good Place (NBC) - Preview Here

Pitch (FOX) - Preview Here

Gilmore Girls (Netflix) - Preview Here

 

 

Sonia’s To Do List

The Americans

Silicon Valley

Veep

You’re The Worst

 

Christopher Allan Smith’s Picks

Stan Against Evil (IFC) - Preview Here

Star Trek: Discovery (CBS All Access) - Preview Here

The Crown (Netflix) - Preview Here

The Mighty Eighth (HBO)

 

Chris To Do List

Mr. Robot

The Americans

The Night Manager

Billions

Narcos

 

Topic 2: Status Check: Stephen Colbert’s The Late Show and the current landscape of late night TV

http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2016/09/02/late-night-ratings-august-22-26-2016-jimmy-kimmel-live-scores-low/

 

Favorite Headlines:

NBC wants to make a sexy Oliver Twist

 

Mel Gibson’s New Movie Gets Raves

 

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