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I am a freelance writer and lover of all things geek, chic, and Brit petite. Dr. Who? Love it. Tank Girl? Awesome. DC/Marvel Universe? Rock On! Follow me on Twitter at @anicho01 and check me out on Google Plus!

Early Preview: SyFy's '12 Monkeys'

November 9th, 2014 7:15pm EST
Early Preview: Aaron Stanford Mesmerizes In SyFy's '12 Monkeys'
Aaron Stanford electrifies in SyFy's reboot of Bruce Willis' 1995 action flick, '12 Monkeys.' It is rare in a pilot for an actor to hit a character so completely and so perfectly. However, in '12 Monkeys,' Aaron amazingly hits every single possible nuance, note and facet of his character from start to finish. He was great as nerdy hacker Birkhoff in 'Nikita,' but in '12 Monkeys,' he's mesmerizing. During New York Comic Con, I caught a sneak preview of the pilot episode.

At the basic level, '12 Monkeys' follows a post-apocalyptic earth in the year 2043. Desperate to avoid a population-reduc...
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'Robot Chicken' Remains Awesomely Irreverant

November 6th, 2014 9:15pm EST
Interview: 'Robot Chicken' Remains Awesomely Irreverant
Everytime I interview the 'Robot Chicken' cast, I wonder if there's ever anything new I can ask them and if there's anything new they can do, idea wise. Considering they've desecrated almost everything in our 80s childhood from Disney to Nancy Drew to Hasbro since 2005, is there REALLY anything else they can mock, satirize or defecate upon? According to 'Robot Chicken' writer, Breckin Myer, yes. Yes, there is. As long as TV continues to release new shows, companies release new toys and studios release new films like 'Guardians of the Galaxy' they will always, ALWAYS have new stuff. So, eff ...
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TNT's 'The Librarians' Is Your Next Guilty Pleasure!

November 5th, 2014 8:08pm EST
TNT - The Librarians
I am a major fan of the original made-for-TV movie series, 'The Librarian' including a post-'ER' Noah Wyle's surprising involvement and portrayal of the multi-degree nerdy slacker, Flynn. The 'Librarians' is a guilty pleasure, but it's a full-hearted pleasure. So, when I heard TNT planned on turning it into a series, OF COURSE I wanted to interview the cast at NYCC.

About the Show
The 'Librarians,' produced by Dean Devlin ('Leverage') and John Rogers ('Transformers'), surrounds an organization hidden beneath the Metropolitan Library dedicated to protecting the world from mystical artifacts...
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Interview: SyFy's 'Bitten' Cast Bites Into the Big Apple

November 4th, 2014 1:15am EST
SyFy's 'Bitten' Cast Bites Into the Big Apple
Interviewing the cast of SyFy's 'Bitten' was one of my New York Comic Con highlights. I loved Kelley Armstrong's original novel 'Bitten,' which the TV show surrounds. The first season surrounds fledgling werewolf Elena (Laura Vandervoort) who avoids both the pack that 'raised' her and her longtime pack lover, Clay (Greyston Holt). Although bitten a decade ago, Elena prefers a human existence with her human lover, Philip, until a series of murders near her pack's home calls her back. The rest of the season features Elena's relationships with her fellow pack members including confidant Logan ...
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Meet 'I Am Santa Claus's' Mick Foley

November 2nd, 2014 11:53pm EST
Interviewing 'I Am Santa Claus's' Mick Foley
I leapt for joy when the opportunity to interview WWE wrestler and subject of Tommy Avallone's documentary "I Am Santa Claus" arrived. "I Am Santa Claus" is the latest film underneath the "Morgan Spurlock Presents" label. It looks at the lives of five Department Store Santas the other 364 days of the year. Its primary subjects include crusty Santa Russell, Bear-ish Santa Jim, Christmas enthusiast Mick Foley, feuding Santa Nicholas (president of the Order of Real Bearded Santas), and singer Santa Bob.

Don't let the tag line "Whose lap is your child sitting on" fool you. The documentary was ...
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The Awesome Of New York Comic-Con 2014

October 15th, 2014 12:29am EDT
comic-con NYC 2014
I love New York Comic Con because it combines my two favorite items - comic books and New York in the Fall. This year, NYCC sold 151,500 tickets with VIP, 3 Day and 4 Day passes selling out in 22 minutes. This year I enjoyed my visit moreso as I stayed in Manhattan rather than busing it in. Additionally, because I stayed in the city, I caught more events including the evening CosPlay. Every single day felt absolutely awesome. My Friday started off interviewing the affable Nick Foley. My early Friday afternoon included the very athletic casts of 'Bitten' and 'The Librarians.' My Friday after...
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The Judge is Good Film-making

October 13th, 2014 3:43pm EDT
The Judge is Good Film-making
Every now and again an absolutely perfect film comes to pass. 'The Judge' is one of those films with a star-studded, indie feel film about a prodigal son, 'The Judge' hits every single moment regarding acting, staging, cinematography, sound and script.

'The Judge' surrounds two men that seemingly parallel to each other in personality yet who covertly diverge in different ways. Robert Downey Jr. plays Hank/Henry Palmer, a stubborn, hard-edged, law-skirting defense lawyer attempting to save his even harder-edged, yet law-abiding judge father, Joseph (Robert Duvall), from a murder conviction....
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'Guardians of the Galaxy' Delivers Awesomeness

August 2nd, 2014 5:45am EDT
'Guardians of the Galaxy' Delivers Awesomeness
'Guardians of the Galaxy' delivers rocket powered awesomeness in spades. Who knew 2014 would prove the summer of kickbutt blockbuster movies?

'Guardians of the Galaxy' is basically a perverted 'Star Wars' with Zoe Saldana as Gamora, a ninjitsu Princess Leia; Bradley Cooper as Rocket, a psychotic Han Solo; Chris Pratt as Peter Quill, a douchey Luke Skywalker; Vin Diesel as Groot, a mentally deprecated Chewbacca; Dave Bautista as Drax, a humor challenged warrior; and Michael Rooker as Yondu, a twisted Obi Wan Kenobi.

After years of serious Marvel films with a side of humor, I most looked fo...
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Review: 'Think Like A Man Too' Disappoints

June 21st, 2014 7:20am EDT
Review: 'Think Like A Man Too' Disappoints
'Think Like a Man Too' is the sequel I most looked forward to this year. Unfortunately, it's terrible, terrible, terrible. The writers, director and entire production staff took everything brilliant, witty, and smart about the original, tossed it out the window and gave us 'Hangovers 4.' Unlike the first film that transcended rom com and cultural boundaries to provide three-dimensional characters with hilarity that supported the plot, 'Think Like a Man Too' ignores the first film's character growth and reduces everyone to over the top anime characters without any type of plot to coherently ...
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Review: 'Obvious Child' Is A Seth Rogen Film With Brains

June 19th, 2014 11:02pm EDT
Review: 'Obvious Child' Is A Seth Rogen Film With Brains
The 'Obvious Child' exemplifies why Hollywood needs more female writers and directors. Rather than the typical Seth Rogen/Judd Apatow vehicle that reduces the female lead to shrillness (*cough, cough* 'Knocked Up'), 'Obvious Child' demonstrates that women can be randy, obnoxious kids without overtly sexualizing its lead, making her 'the girl,' or reducing the narrative to the basic chick lit formula.

Written and directed by Gillian Robespierre and starring former-'SNL' one-termer Jenny Slate, 'The Obvious Child' surrounds female comic Donna Stern. With her babyish voice, childish face, an...
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