Posts by Samantha Wilson

Samantha Wilson

About The Author

Samantha Wilson has always felt like she had a knack for entertainment journalism, and that suspicion was confirmed when she interviewed director Tommy Wiseau after a screening of “The Room.” He said she was “an okay reporter, but not that intimidating.” Many interviews, film reviews, TV recaps, features and news stories (and one column about Nicolas Cage) later, Samantha hopes she’s doing just a little better than okay. Or at least that you still take her opinions seriously even though she’s seen “Drew Peterson: Untouchable” six times. You can read her other work over at Film School Rejects.
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Nicolas, Uncaged: ‘The Cotton Club’

The Cotton Club is a bit of a mess, but let's not blame that on Nicolas Cage. At age 19 he's still just warming up.

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Review: ‘Listen Up Philip’

Listen Up Philip stars Jason Schwartzman in a phenomenal performance as a truly atrocious human and talented author who has just a few personal problems.

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Review: ‘Kill the Messenger’

Jeremy Renner gives late journalist Gary Webb some of the justice he deserves in Kill the Messenger

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Review: ‘The Judge’

Though The Judge is star-studded, it's a painfully slow and winding film that wastes its talent.

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Review: ‘Harmontown’

Neil Berkeley's documentary following Dan Harmon's podcast tour shows that you can still love your heroes and respect their work, flaws and all.

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Parenthood: ‘Happy Birthday, Zeek’

Zeek's 72nd birthday has his family worried that his health problems mean he's not going to be around much longer, and in turn he's even more stubborn than usual to get them off his case.

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Grey’s Anatomy: ‘Missing Piece of the Puzzle’

Things are particularly rough for our newest doctor Maggie Pierce, and she's going to tell us all about it -- while avoiding Grey as much as humanly possible.

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Nicolas, Uncaged: ‘Racing With the Moon’

Nicolas Cage's fourth film gives us a rebellious WWII recruit who maybe just has a bit of a drinking problem, is dedicated to his best friend and dances like nobody's watching.

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‘Parenthood’: Season Premiere

Parenthood's final season begins with a health scare for Zeek and the opening of Adam and Kristina's new school. It wouldn't be the Braverman family without just a few complicated things going on at the same time.

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‘Grey’s Anatomy’: Season Premiere

Grey's Anatomy's 11th season begins as it usually does -- with extreme drama and just a few disasters. The presence of Cristina Yang is definitely missed.

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The Future Is Bright for the Players ‘Saturday Night Live’ Let Go

Though a number of SNL players were cut from the program after their first season, it doesn't mean it's over -- there are plenty of famous faces who did a one-season stint in Studio 8H.

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Nicolas, Uncaged: ‘Rumble Fish’

Nicolas Cage's third movie, Rumble Fish, is both his introduction to drama and a confirmation that he's gifted in the genre.

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Review: ‘Kelly & Cal’

If it were just about the titular twosome, Kelly & Cal would spark, but the film is dragged down by its dull surroundings.

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Review: ‘A Walk Among the Tombstones’

Scott Frank's 'A Walk Among the Tombstones' is another hit for Liam Neeson -- gory, violent mayhem and satisfaction.

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Nicolas, Uncaged: ‘Valley Girl’

Our study of Nicolas Cage continues with his first starring role: a punk rock Romeo in 1983's Valley Girl

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