So here’s the thing I love the cast of Grimm. They never take themselves seriously, well accept Silas Weir Mitchell (watch my Recap Video for my funny Silas story) and always fun to spend a little time with at SDCC. I generally end up having a drink with several cast members at NBC’s annual SDCC party. Never got a chance to visit the set though. With that said, I run hot and cold on the show. Grimm airs on NBC Friday nights.
Ok, I generally like to wait a season before I commit to recapping a show. I binge watched Colony over the holidays, so now I’m into it. In case you didn’t know Colony is basically V-The Miniseries without the aliens being at the forefront. It’s an alien invasion story without the aliens. It asks the question what would people do under these circumstances. Do you become a collaborator or try and resist? If you resist how do you do it? Season 2 returned to USA Network this week. At the end of the season everyone was left in a precarious place at the end of last season I’m pretty curious to see where season 2 is going. Colony airs on USA Network Thursday nights at 10pm.
Based on the music of Abba, the long running hit show Mamma Mia is in the middle of it’s farewell tour. The tour stops at Baltimore’s France-Merrick Hippodrome Theater this weekend for a very limited engagement. I caught up with one of the stars of the current production – Lizzie Markson. She plays the Sophie a young woman who is about to get married. Ahead of her wedding she wants to find out who her real father is. She invites the 3 candidates to her wedding and music and hi-jinks ensue. Really it’s just an excuse to wear funky 70’s outfits and sing Abba. Nothing wrong with that. Mamma Mia is at the Hippodrome, January 13 – 15th. Check out the official tour site for a stop near you.
I don’t know, I just don’t know. For Honor’s 4K PS4 Pro graphics look amazing, I’m just not sure about the gameplay. So I’m looking forward to checking out the closed beta on January 26th. Ubisoft® announced that the For Honor Closed Beta will be available from January 26–29, 2017 on current-gen consoles and PC. Those still waiting to pledge their sword can sign up to have a chance to participate in the closed beta at forhonorgame.com/war.
Pinocchio is out on Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere This Week. To celebrate check out these new bonus clips from the early days of Disney Animation that show Walt Disney’s process while creating Pinocchio! You can download it today. Have I said lately how much I adore Disney Movies Anywhere? Buy it once and it shows up on almost all Digital services including Ultraviolet, iTunes, Microsoft, PSN Network, Amazon and Google! The really cool thing is the extras are always included as well. I wish ALL studios would do this. Sick of having to choose between services. Disney gets mad props for going a step beyond in the way they treat their fans. Yes, I’m saying all of this because I expect my free review copy :). But come on Disney, 4K Man, 4K! Check out the clips. Pinocchio is out on Blu-ray™ and DVD on Jan. 31.
How did I sleep on Being Mary Jane? I love Gabrielle Union. She doesn’t get as much props as she should. The highly-anticipated fourth season of Being Mary Jane will premieres this week and airs Tuesday’s at 10pm on BET.
Over 20 years and The Simpsons still has the ability to make me laugh. I haven’t watched in years, but this looks funny. This special episode of THE SiMPSONS features Emmy Award nominee Taraji P. Henson (EMPIRE), Snoop Dogg, Common, RZAand Keegan-Michael Key as guest voices. It airs Sunday, Jan. 15 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Let us know if you will be sharing.
Composers Andy Grush and Taylor Stewart, aka The Newton Brothers, score STX Entertainment’s supernatural horror thriller, “The Bye Bye Man.” The film stars Douglas Smith, Lucien Laviscount, Cressida Bonas and Doug Jones. Directed by Stacy Title and written by Jonathan Penner, “The Bye Bye Man” follows the story of three college students move into an old, off-campus house. The soundtrack album featuring the score is available on Sony Classical. Check out the trailer after the jump, it looks a lot like The Candyman. Bye Bye Man opens in theatres on January 13, 2016.
Chris McCarrell, will star in a brand-new production of The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical this March at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street). Written by Joe Tracz (Netflix “Series of Unfortunate Events”) and Rob Rokicki (Strange Tails), and directed by Stephen Brackett (Buyer and Cellar), the strictly limited engagement will begin performances on March 23, opening on Tuesday, April 4 and will run through May 6, 2017.
Disney’s timeless tale Pinocchio, considered one of the greatest animated films ever made with two Academy Awards, joins the Walt Disney Signature Collection. Now it will delight a whole new generation of dreamers with its masterful animation, unforgettable characters and award-winning music. The movie which inspired the world to wish upon a star, arrives for the first time on Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere on Jan. 10, and on Blu-ray™ and DVD on Jan. 31 with hours of new and classic bonus features. When is Disney jumping on the 4K UHD bandwagon? Nevermind, I’d probably be salty to discover none of my Disney Movies Anywhere content will “automatically upgrade” to UHD quality anyway.
The world of Oz has been revisited and reimagined seemingly dozens of times now and the end result is NEVER good. NBC is taking their own shot at finally getting the material right in their latest; the 10-episode event series Emerald City. The kind folks at NBC gave me the entire series to review, I’m going to try to avoid spoiling anything past the 2nd episode and will pretend like I haven’t watched the entire thing. Although, I desperately want to talk about the back half of the season, more than the front. The 2-Hr Series premiere debuts January 6, 2017.