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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Get To Know 'Dirty Dancing's Talented Newcomer

Among the recognizable faces that viewers will see when they tune into ABC's Dirty Dancing event on May 24 are Abigail Breslin, Debra Messing, Sarah Hyland, Katey Sagal, and Nicole Scherzinger. But wh...
By Jefferson Grubbs

Get Your Watches In, Because These Titles Are Leaving Netflix In June

By Jefferson Grubbs

'American Gods' Creator Gives Props To These Horror Masters

On Sunday, May 21, while Bryan Fuller's American Gods aired its fourth episode, David Lynch's Twin Peaks was being revived on Showtime and Ridley Scott's new release Alien: Covenant was ruling the box...
By Jefferson Grubbs

How Quentin Tarantino Helped Influence 'The OA'

If you had to name one filmmaker who you thought had a huge impact on Netflix's spiritual sci-fi series The OA… well, I'm betting it wouldn't be the director of Pulp Fiction. And yet, according to cre...
By Jefferson Grubbs

How Rihanna & Lupita Nyong'o's New Movie Went From Twitter To Netflix

Did the idea of a movie starring Rihanna and Lupita Nyong'o, directed by Ava DuVernay, and written by Issa Rae sound like an idea that was too good to be true? Well… for once, it wasn't! This Monday, ...
By Jefferson Grubbs

Twitter Is Showing Lots Of Love For Ariana & Her Fans

After a series of explosions at a concert venue in Manchester, England, people are taking to Twitter to express their support for Ariana Grande and her fans. Although it is unclear at this time what c...
By Jefferson Grubbs

Another Stark Family Reunion Could Be Coming On 'GoT'

With just under two months to go until the season premiere, and still without a trailer in sight, fans have to content themselves with a new crop of Game Of Thrones Season 7 photos to tide them over u...
By Jefferson Grubbs

'The Leftovers' Gets Deadly As The Apocalypse Gets Closer

With only two episodes left in its run, TV's most rapture-ous drama is starting to rack up a body count. Is Laurie Garvey actually dead on The Leftovers? Viewers should've gotten a hint that something...
By Jefferson Grubbs

Laura's Motives Are Questionable On 'American Gods'

The premiere of American Gods ends with a cliffhanger: Shadow Moon is lynched by the Technical Boy's faceless goons, but is saved by someone who ripped his would-be killers to bloody shreds. Well, the...
By Jefferson Grubbs

Why The 'Twin Peaks' Revival Could Be The Series' Satisfying End

Grab a cup of coffee and a slice of cherry pie, because Twin Peaks is officially back! But, just like the fresh-baked confections served at the Double R Diner, the upcoming revival of the cult classic...
By Jefferson Grubbs

Here's Every Hilarious Word Of 'Kimmy Schmidt's 'Lemonade' Homage

Question: what's better than one Lemonade parody on Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt? That's easy; the answer is: three Lemonade parodies on Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt! Fans of the Netflix comedy knew a riff ...
By Jefferson Grubbs

'Kimmy Schmidt's "Hold Up" Parody Is Actually Empowering

Viewers knew they were in for a treat when the promos for Season 3 promised a Lemonade parody on Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. When the first teaser for the new batch of episodes was released this past F...
By Jefferson Grubbs

Netflix's 'The Keepers' Has A Mysterious Title

Netflix's newest true crime docuseries contains its fair share of mysteries: Who killed Sister Cathy Cesnik in 1969? Why was she murdered? How deep does the situation go? But one detail is its own lit...
By Jefferson Grubbs

'The Keepers' Director Weighs In On Season 2

When a new show sinks its hooks into you, one of the first questions you might ask yourself is: How long will it run? Subscribers who find themselves engrossed in Netflix's newest true crime docuserie...
By Jefferson Grubbs

Nicole Kidman Shines In 'How To Talk To Girls At Parties'

2017 is the year of Nicole Kidman at the Cannes Film Festival, with the Oscar-winning actress starring in not one, not two, not three, but four films premiering at the prestigious French festival. One...
By Jefferson Grubbs

'The Glass Castle' Is Brie Larson At Her Most Honest

As seen in the recently released The Glass Castle trailer, Brie Larson will star in the upcoming film as a woman struggling to reconcile her successful (but unhappy) life with her ramshackle (but joyf...
By Jefferson Grubbs

Claire Foy Could Be The New Lisbeth Salander

Can you think of two characters more diametrically opposed than Queen Elizabeth II and Swedish hacker Lisbeth Salander? Well, go ahead and try to reconcile those two images in your head, since apparen...
By Jefferson Grubbs

FOX's 'The Gifted' Has Some Ties To The 'X-Men' Movies

This week, all of the broadcast networks are making their decisions about the Fall 2017 season: which of their current shows will return and which will not, as well as which new pilots will get picked...
By Jefferson Grubbs

The Ifrit Scene On 'American Gods' Is So Meaningful

Bryan Fuller's new Starz series continues its pattern of highly stylized eroticism in the May 14 episode, featuring an intimate encounter between an ancient god and a mortal man in New York City. The ...
By Jefferson Grubbs

Matt's Mission Meets Divine Intervention On 'The Leftovers'

Reverend Matt Jamison's entire arc over the last three seasons can be summed up with one word: faith. So what happens when Matt finally meets God on The Leftovers? Episodes that focus primarily on Nor...
By Jefferson Grubbs

The Menendez Brothers Get The True Crime Treatment

True crime is a hot TV trend right now — just look at The Jinx; Making A Murderer; The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story; O.J.: Made In America; Amanda Knox; and Captive. Ever since Sarah K...
By Jefferson Grubbs

The 'Blade Runner 2049' Teaser Is Very Revealing

Although remakes will always be a thing in Hollywood, for better or worse, a new trend has started to emerge over the past few years. Instead of reviving a dormant franchise with an updated re-tread o...
By Jefferson Grubbs

'The OA' Is Filled With Clues For Another Season

(Spoilers ahead for all eight episodes of The OA.) If you're one of the many people who marathoned the Netflix series The OA over the weekend, then you probably have a lot of questions right now. Like...
By Jefferson Grubbs

The Golden Globes Just Changed The Oscar Race

Hollywood can be a notoriously fickle place, and there's no time of year that proves it better than awards season, when a particular film or performer may find their fortunes suddenly rising or fallin...
By Jefferson Grubbs

The 2017 Golden Globes Are Going To Be Competitive

Trying to predict awards shows is a fairly masochistic endeavor. You're never going to get it 100 percent right, and every surprise — whether pleasant or not — will inevitably be a little disappointin...
By Jefferson Grubbs

WGA Noms Mean Good Things For 'Stranger Things'

In the run-up to the 89th annual Academy Awards, it's easy to get caught up in the film awards season and trying to guess which film is going to land the coveted Best Picture trophy — and forget that ...
By Jefferson Grubbs

Nothing Is Real In The Trailer For FX's Legion'

Are you still waiting for Fargo Season 3? The second season of the terrific anthology series finished its run in December 2015, and yet we reportedly won't be seeing the third iteration until sometime...
By Jefferson Grubbs

This 'Westworld' Discovery Has Huge Ramifications

In one action-packed, 90-minute episode, the Westworld Season 1 finale, "The Bicameral Mind," had it all: blood, death, twists, answers, cliffhangers, and rousing robot rebellions. Somehow, in the mid...
By Jefferson Grubbs

The 'Westworld' Finale Had An After-Credits Scene

Unlike fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, regular television audiences aren't used to always sticking around through the end of the credits, so in case you missed it — yes, the Westworld Season 1 ...
By Jefferson Grubbs

All The Man In Black Clues On 'Westworld'

After weeks (and even months) of speculation, one of the most popular theories about television's biggest new drama was confirmed during its Season 1 finale, "The Bicameral Mind." Yes, William is the ...
By Jefferson Grubbs

Get Ready To Meet The New 'Mummy'

You may feel like we only just left summer behind a couple of months ago (and you'd be right), but it's never too early to start looking forward to the big blockbusters that will be coming our way nex...
By Jefferson Grubbs

The Gotham Awards Preview The Oscar Race To Come

Which film will take home the Best Picture trophy at the 89th annual Academy Awards? Will it be a musical about young artists falling in love in Los Angeles? A period epic by one of the world's greate...
By Jefferson Grubbs

'Westworld' All But Confirmed Fans' Biggest Theory

The question that Westworld fans have been asking for weeks may have finally been answered in the Nov. 27 episode. So is William the Man in Black on Westworld? While the HBO series hasn't gone as far ...
By Jefferson Grubbs

Bernard's History Is Complicated On 'Westworld'

For weeks, astute viewers have wondered if Arnold and Bernard on Westworldwere actually the same person. Those with a mind for puzzles pointed out that BERNARD LOWE is a direct anagram for ARNOLD WEBE...
By Jefferson Grubbs

'Skull Island' May Be A New Take On King Kong

"We're gonna need a bigger helicopter." Maybe nobody says these actual words in the new Kong: Skull Island trailer, but the two-and-a-half minute teaser for the upcoming creature feature is undeniably...
By Jefferson Grubbs

Get A Load Of This Weird 'GoT'-Themed Commercial

Have you found yourself in an existential despair lately, staring at your computer screen and wondering what you can do to fix this broken world? Well, you can help save the planet by using a Sodastre...
By Jefferson Grubbs

Khal Drogo Is Coming Back To TV On Netflix

It has been over five years since Game of Thrones' noble horse lord Khal Drogo took his last tortured breath, smothered to death with a pillow by his beloved Khaleesi, but the character played by Jaso...
By Jefferson Grubbs

The Trailer For 'Captive' Will Give You Chills

Were you one of the millions of people across America who devoured every single episode of Serial? How about The Jinx? Or Making A Murderer or The People v. O.J. Simpson or The Case Of: JonBenét Ramse...
By Jefferson Grubbs

Get Ready For Some Brand New 'Hamilton' Tracks

Most of us may not have had the privilege of being in the Room Where It Happened yet, given that tickets are currently going for approximately seven gajillion dollars, but now you can have the next be...
By Jefferson Grubbs

'Wonder Woman' Won't Be Your Typical DCEU Movie

Ever since the DC Extended Universe got off to a rocky start with 2013's Man Of Steel, each movie in the franchise has gotten harsher and harsher critical reviews. However, the new Wonder Woman traile...
By Jefferson Grubbs