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Alan Danzis is a lifelong technology and TV enthusiast. He's an early adopter: he had the first generation Sony TiVo and had to buy a special device just to plug the analog DVR into his digital phone line in college, further showcasing his nerdiness. He currently lives in Hoboken, N.J., where he tries not let his TiVo get too full. You can follow him on @adanzis.

Melanie Specht On Playing The 'Grande Dame' In ‘Transformers: Age Of Extinction’

2/25/2014 1:20pm EST
Melanie Specht On Playing The 'Grande Dame' In ‘Transformers: Ag
Your first feature film—it’s a big deal of course.

But no pressure when your first feature film is a highly anticipated film, right? And a quasi-reboot at that. One beloved by millions of fans.

That’s what Melanie Specht is facing this summer when she’s starring alongside Mark Wahlberg and Stanley Tucci in the upcoming fourth installment of the Transformers franchise, Transformers: Age of Extinction.

I recently spoke with Specht over email to discuss the film.

How did you first get cast in the film?

Through an audition my manager set up for me. Humorously I found out I booked the role ...

P.J. Byrne Promises Not to Take His Shirt Off on ‘Intelligence’

2/24/2014 1:30pm EST
P.J. Byrne Promises Not to Take His Shirt Off on ‘Intelligence’
It might be hard to stand out next to Josh Holloway, but P.J. Bryne is making a go of it by trying to bring a little humor to his role of Nelson Cassidy on CBS’s Intelligence, which airs on CBS Mondays at 10 pm ET.

I recently spoke by Byrne via email to learn more about Intelligence and ask him if he was a fan of Holloway’s former show, LOST.

For those who haven't had a chance to watch Intelligence yet, what are the three things you would tell them to get them to watch?

I'll give you 5!

1. Josh Holloway takes his shirt off.

2. Meg and Marg are hot.

3. Michael Rady puts the handsome in...

Two Very, Very Different, But Pretty Good Batman Games

12/2/2013 1:30pm EST
Scribblenauts Unlimited
Recently, not just the United States, but the entire world was enamored with #SFBatkid. I had unusual fortune to be wrapping up playing not one, but two different Batman games at that exact same time. Neither is a contender for game of the year, and neither captivated me the way #SFBatkid did, but they’re still both pretty good in their own ways.

In Scribblenauts Unmasked, you meet Batman, but also a variety of other DC comic superheroes (and villains) as once again, you use the power of your vocabulary to magically create objects, people and more out of thin air to solve problems. I was t...

Stephanie Leigh Schlund On Playing The 'Beautiful But Deadly' Cashmere In The Upcoming 'Hunger Games' Sequel

11/15/2013 3:30pm EST
Stephanie Leigh Schlund
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire opens one week from today. Even if you haven’t read the books, you probably know there’s another Hunger Games tournament that Katniss and Peeta will have to compete in during the course the film.

Two of the new people they’ll have to face in the games include Cashmere (Stephanie Leigh Schlund) and Gloss Schlund (Alan Ritchson.) I recently spoke with Schlund who portrays Cashmere to find out what fans can expect in the highly anticipated sequel.

How would you describe your character of Cashmere?

Cashmere is beautiful but deadly. She's a master at manipulati...

Fall Videogame Round-up Part 1: Some True Gems to Keep You Occupied Before Next Gen

11/11/2013 1:30pm EST
Saints Row IV
Gamers: we are SO close to next generation games that you can almost taste it.

But there’s still plenty of reason not to dump your current consoles when there’s so many other good games out there to play. Here’s four you might want to make your last or next to last game you play on those systems.

Lost Planet 3

There might be a ‘3’ in the title and, sure, the game takes place on the planet E.D.N. III again, but you have no need to have played any of the other Lost Planet games to enjoy this one. (I skipped the second one myself.)

The game is better for that fact actually. The story is th...

Return to the Stauf Mansion in ‘The 7Th Guest 3’; Exclusive Interview with CEO Behind the Project

11/7/2013 1:30pm EST
The 7th Guest 3
When my father first told me about the PC game The 7th Guest—it sounded like something impossible. “Full motion video? In a videogame? Really?” is something I likely asked in disbelief.

The puzzle game that took place in a haunted mansion and for the first time ever featured real-life actors in full motion video went on to sell more than 2 million copies in 1993. A sequel came out in 1995 and now we’re getting another sequel, nearly 20 years later, in 2014 thanks to Kickstarter.

(Well… if you fans start donating. Right now, they’ve got a long way to go.)

Since I was such a fan of the o...

Troy Baker on Playing the Joker in ‘Batman: Arkham Origins’

11/6/2013 1:30pm EST
Troy Baker
If you only know Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker—you are missing one of the greatest Joker performances in the history of the Batman franchise.

So taking over for him as the voice of the iconic super-villain in the new Batman: Arkham Origins videogame series was no easy task for veteran voiceover actor Troy Baker. (You may have also heard his voice in the iconic The Last of Us and Bioshock Infinite games earlier this year.)

At New York Comic Con last month, Baker discusses how he brought his own personality to the character, what is was like to play someone so demented, and more.


How 'Outlander' Is Making Its Way To TV Screens In 2014

11/5/2013 1:30pm EST
Ronald D. Moore
After a seven-book series that has sold more than 20 million copies, a TV series based on the Outlander series is currently filming and will premiere on Starz in 2014.

The series adaptation for Outlander will be written by Ronald D. Moore, best known for his work on Battlestar Galactica. Diana Gabaldon, who wrote the series, is heavily involved and even took questions from press at New York Comic Con last month with Moore at her side.

The eighth installment of the Outlander series is slated to be released this fall. The series, if you’ve never read it, “spans the genres of romance, scienc...

Mateus Ward on Why Jake Called Home on ‘Hostages’ and What Else Fans Can Expect This Season

11/4/2013 3:30pm EST
Mateus Ward
If you’ve seen Hostages at 10 pm ET on CBS Mondays you might be saying to yourself—is this really a CBS show? Unlike other hits on the network like NCIS, Hostages is incredibly serialized and may even be a limited series—certainly not primed for 10 seasons.

To learn more about the show and plans for the rest of the season, I recently spoke with Mateus Ward who plays Jake Sanders on the show. He’s described as the “not-so-innocent son” taken hostage along with his family by a rogue FBI agent played by Dylan McDermott?

Why? Because McDermott’s character wants Jake’s mom to kill the Presiden...

‘Archer’ Cast Interviews From New York Comic Con 2013

10/30/2013 3:30pm EDT
The season five premiere of Archer is still about two and a half to three months away, which meant the cast of the animated spy series wasn’t willing to share too much scoop at New York Comic Con earlier this month.

The question most asked – and dismissed quickly with no answer for fear of spoilers – was the identity of Lana’s baby daddy.

What scoop we were able to learn can be found below in some quick video interviews with the cast. (Why no interview with H. Jon Benjamin? He was running a bit late that day unfortunately.)

Interview with Jessica Walter (Malory Archer)

Interview with ...