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'Top Gear' (UK) Recap: The Second London Race

January 27th, 2015 9:05am EST
'Top Gear' (UK) Recap: 'Series 22, Episode 1' - The Second Londo
Tonight on Top Gear, now that no one's being chased out of a country, it's time to get back to the usual motoring hijinks - which in series twenty-two, include an attempt at being cowboys that ought to go better than Richard Hammond's, The Stig's Australian cousin, and that long-awaited crossover with the American Top Gear.

First, though we're going in reverse and re-doing the infamous London race from series ten, since the guys botched it so badly by allowing James to drive the car. Except it's not in London, it's in St. Petersburg, Russia. And James isn't in the same car; he's in a Renau...
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Getting Down And Dirty With BBC America's 'Mud, Sweat & Gears'

January 26th, 2015 2:05pm EST
Getting Down And Dirty With BBC America's 'Mud, Sweat & Gears'
BBC America has been on a continual quest to find something to pair with the juggernaut that is Top Gear. So how about two more slightly crazed presenters destroying cars - this time on purpose? That's the general idea behind Mud, Sweat & Gears, a sort of Junkyard Wars for petrolheads led by Top Gear magazine editor Tom "Wookie" Ford and Fifth Gear co-host Jonny Smith.

We caught up with Wookie and Jonny during the filming of Mud, Sweat & Gears' season finale to ask them what they think they're doing, as well as get some inside scoop on this car-creating competition that always ends with a ...
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'Galavant' Star Vinnie Jones: 'I Wanted To Get Back To Comedy'

January 25th, 2015 12:10pm EST
'Galavant' Star Vinnie Jones: 'I Wanted To Get Back To Comedy'
Hollywood audiences know Vinnie Jones for being the tough guy in films like X-Men: The Last Stand and The Condemned. So it's been a pleasant surprise to see him hamming it up as royal henchman Gareth on ABC's Galavant. And the role isn't as far afield for him as you might think.

"I wanted to get back to comedy," he told us in an interview on Friday. "I love comedy, I just love it, and I wanted to get back to it. I think that's what I'm best at [and] that's what I enjoy more."

Vinnie actually became a household name on the lighter side of film, when he was cast in Guy Ritchie's Lock, Stock...
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'Transporter: The Series' Recap And Review: 'Trust' - Won't Get Framed Again

January 25th, 2015 9:15am EST
'Transporter: The Series' Recap And Review: 'Trust' - Won't Get
Frank Martin gets framed for a lot of things. Last season, he was a suspected terrorist after he got duped into carrying a bomb, and this week he's the prime person of interest in the disappearance of a former client. It just goes to show you that the life of a transporter has a certain number of recurring concerns. Yet even on the second try, Transporter: The Series can't quite get this one to work at full speed.

You see, nine months ago, Frank was in Toronto - on a motorcycle, which is a change of pace for him - taking a very long drive to help the girlfriend of a corporate CEO escape hi...
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'Archer' Recap: 'The Archer Sanction' - Archer On Ice

January 23rd, 2015 9:42am EST
'Archer' Recap And Review: 'The Archer Sanction' - Archer On Ice
In a riff on 1975's The Eiger Sanction (which was itself based on a novel), the heroes of Archer get their coldest assignment yet: joining a mountain climbing group in order to figure out which one of their teammates is a professional assassin. As usual, Archer makes the mission even more complicated. And Ray tries and fails to get some action.

Arriving at the chalet, Lana is infuriated that Archer never fully read their mission dossier and can't tell them who their target is. All he thinks he knows is that the assassin hails from a country that was part of the Axis during World War II.

S...
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Jennifer Finnigan And Jonathan Silverman Make Co-Directorial Debut With 'A Bet's A Bet'

January 22nd, 2015 2:03pm EST
Jennifer Finnigan And Jonathan Silverman Make Co-Directorial Deb
Having Jennifer Finnigan and Jonathan Silverman in a movie is awesome, so it's no surprise that they teamed up to make one of their own.

Tuesday saw the release of A Bet's A Bet, the romantic comedy that Jennifer and Jonathan co-directed and co-starred in, and we got together with this talented pair to discuss how they collaborated, if they're going to do it again, and the roles they've had that just won't go away.

A movie with two directors isn't unheard of, and every team has a different way of getting the job done. For Jennifer and Jonathan, what worked was sticking together.

"People ...
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'Archer' Season 6: Amber Nash On Post-Cocaine Pam And Dad's Garage

January 22nd, 2015 12:08pm EST
'Archer' Season 6: Amber Nash On Post-Cocaine Pam And Dad's Gara
More Archer means more chances to talk about TV's queen of animated comedy: Amber Nash, the voice behind vastly inappropriate Human Resources rep Pam Poovey. Pam has become Archer's breakout character, and for that we can thank Amber and her talented pipes - plus the fact that she's completely fearless when it comes to delivering just about anything. And we do mean anything.

We caught up with Amber at FX's Television Critics Association presentation on Sunday to quiz her about how Pam kicked her cocaine habit from Archer Vice, get some inside information on next week's Pam-centric episode,...
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'Arrow': Blake Neely Tells Us How He Makes Everything Sound Super

January 21st, 2015 12:05pm EST
'Arrow': Blake Neely Tells Us How He Makes Everything Sound Supe
The CW's Arrow returns tonight with Oliver Queen continuing to save Starling City, but his heroics wouldn't sound nearly as good if not for Blake Neely, the man tasked with composing the score you hear every week on the hit television series.

Following the release of his second Arrow soundtrack album, Blake sat down with us for a second time (here's the first) to discuss the evolution of his score and how he separates the music of Arrow and its sibling The Flash from his many other television projects.

"I try to evolve the sound a little bit each season, just because I think you can get d...
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'Justified' Premiere Recap And Review: 'Fate's Right Hand' - In With A Bang

January 21st, 2015 9:11am EST
'Justified' Premiere Recap And Review: 'Fate's Right Hand' - In
So, here we are: the beginning of the end of Justified. There's sadness that comes with that, obviously, given that this has been one of television's consistently excellent shows from the day it went on the air a little less than five years ago. But there's also a sense of excitement, because "Fate's Right Hand" proves that this show is not screwing around, and is going to finish things off as strong as it's ever been.

Winona is still raising Raylan's daughter Willa, and wondering why he's not there considering that he was supposed to be headed their way. But the reason why is obvious: it'...
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'Justified' Season 6: What Does Jere Burns Say About Wynn Duffy's Longevity?

January 20th, 2015 12:04pm EST
'Justified' Season 6: Jere Burns Talks Wynn Duffy's Longevity
Wynn Duffy keeps finding a way to not die. The charismatic lieutenant of the Dixie Mafia has been working his criminal ways for the entirety of Justified's tenure, whether it's on his own or by allying himself with the person most likely to keep him alive.

And that's actually a very good thing, because Duffy is played by the charming and talented TV veteran Jere Burns. Because he's such a joy to watch, you almost don't mind that Duffy never quite seems to get what he deserves.

We sat down with Jere on Sunday at FX's Television Critics Association presentation to discuss Duffy's surprising...
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