Jefferson Grubbs
Jefferson is a Philly-based writer and self-professed entertainment junkie. A graduate of Northwestern University’s Creative Writing for the Media program, he spends his days watching way too much television and memorizing useless trivia like every Oscar-winning actor ever. Follow him on Twitter @MrScreenAddict.

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Ian McKellen Will Play Gandalf Again... With A Catch

"You shall not pass!" If you've ever wanted to hear the great Sir Ian McKellen utter those words in person, now's your chance… as long as you live in the U.K., that is. This Wednesday, London's Park Theatre announced that Ian McKellen will reprise his role as Gandalf — along with some of the revered actor's other greatest roles — in a one-man show titled Shakespeare, Tolkien, Others & You. For those of us who can't afford the trip to the West End, we'll just have to live with re-watching McKelle…

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This 'Westworld' Character Is Getting A Major Upgrade

We still have ages and ages to wait until Westworld Season 2 premieres sometime in 2018, but that doesn't necessarily mean the team behind the new hit HBO show is enjoying a leisurely break before tackling their sophomore season. To that point, Talulah Riley, who plays the host named Angela, has been promoted to series regular for Westworld Season 2, as revealed by Entertainment Weekly. According to the report, showrunners Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy "have been hard at work crafting a second sea…

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We Now Know Who Woody Harrelson Is Playing In 'Star Wars'

Even though we're still nine months away from the premiere of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, fans of the space opera franchise are already looking ahead to the next entry in the franchise — the untitled young Han Solo film. Now, with Woody Harrelson spilling details about his Star Wars character in that upcoming spinoff, the fires of excitement will only be stoked even further. The actor's casting in the Han solo movie was officially announced earlier this year, and, ever since, fans have devoted cou…

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The 'Shots Fired' Songs Highlight The Drama Of The FOX Series

It's funny how crucial music is to the success of any TV show, given that none of us actually walk around accompanied by mournful strings or a jaunty soundtrack or a hot new pop song. (Or maybe you do, no judgment.) But the songs in the Shots Fired premiere prove how important the right music is when it comes to setting the tone for your series. Some TV shows create their aural landscapes with beautiful original compositions, like Game Of Thrones; others conjure mood through recognizable pop mus…

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This 'Legion' Villain Has A Long Comic Book History

Legion is confusing, you guys. Between David's split personality, and tampered-with memories, it's hard to tell what's real, what's not, and what's going on at any given moment. Thankfully, there's one thing we don't have to puzzle over anymore: the identity of Legion's Yellow-Eyed Demon. Although the exact identity of the show's terrifying villain has been a mystery for most of the season — with some viewers speculating that he could be either Mojo or Fiend/Professor Y — a promo for this week's…

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'Mission: Impossible 6' Will Feature Tom Cruise's Biggest Stunt Yet

Say what you will about him, but Tom Cruise remains one of the last movie stars who always does his own stunts. That's even more impressive when you consider the stunts that he's done… and will do. Tom Cruise spent a year training for a big stunt in Mission: Impossible 6, according to Collider — it will be the most epic of them all, but the exact nature of the stunt remains a mystery for now. The revelation about his M:I 6 stunt came when Collider interviewed David Ellison, the CEO of Skydance M…

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'Sharp Objects' Will Be A Worthy Successor To 'Big Little Lies'

We're five episodes into HBO's Big Little Lies, and, so far, pretty much the only thing wrong with the show is that it will all be over in just two short weeks. But thankfully, the HBO series Sharp Objects, starring Amy Adams, is coming up soon, so we won't have to wallow in our despair for too long. On Monday, the network announced that The Mindy Project's Chris Messina had been cast on Sharp Objects in a main role as Detective Richard Williams, the cop investigating the grisly case at the hear…

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Meet The Creepy Creatures Of 'Midnight, Texas'

The key ingredient to any supernatural series is of course the uncanny creatures the viewer will encounter along the way — a fact that the new trailer for NBC's Midnight, Texas wears proudly on its sleeve. Of course, there are things that every show needs to get right in order to be successful (good writing and decent acting, among them), but there's a certain expectation when one tunes into a series about supernatural beings that the show will deliver some creative and spooky beasties for our h…

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Iron Fist & Joy Have A Long, Complicated History

Netflix's Marvel series have done an excellent job of crafting varied and compelling female characters including Jessica Jones, Trish Walker, Jeri Hogarth, Claire Temple, Mariah Dillard, Misty Knight, Karen Page, and Elektra — and now their newest show is adding a couple more. Iron Fist will introduce Joy Meachum and Colleen Wing, a high-powered businesswoman and a martial arts warrior, respectively. But Joy in particular is something viewers won't necessarily have seen before from a female char…

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Iron Fist Is Good With His Hands

Viewers are bound to have a lot of questions when they tune into Netflix's newest Marvel comic book series this Friday, but "What are Iron Fist's powers, exactly?" is bound to be at the top of the list. We can all pretend that we watch superhero shows for stuff like the characters or the social commentary. But let's be honest; at the end of the day, we're really there to watch people with cool superpowers kick ass and take names. And given that Iron Fist protagonist Danny Rand isn't exactly an A…

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