@Thisfunktional talks with Colman Domingo About FEAR THE WALKING DEAD Season 3

Written by Jesus Figueroa

Since meeting Victor Strand on “Fear the Walking Dead” audiences have seen the charismatic character go through many situations in style.

FTWD_S3_3D_BD_O-CardColman Domingo has a fantastic style of his own and is able to inject some of his own personality to his character Strand from the moment he auditioned.

“I think possibly I bring a bit of myself to the character. I know I have strong opinions about this character. It seems to be he’s in alignment with what I think Strand is style wise,” Domingo said. “That doesn’t often happen. Just when I first read the description of Victor Strand I had an idea about him, how he handles himself and how he moves through the world.”

Domingo auditioned for Strand in a bold way, showing up in an electric blue Hugo Boss suit, but it seems that the style choice has continued throughout.

There has never been a character like Victor Strand in the Walking Dead universe, the upfront style of making the unpopular decision that best fits the bigger picture makes survival the priority.

As seen through season 3, Strand uses his talents to be a useful component to everyone’s survival, but still doesn’t jeopardize the safety of himself or others who could be useful in surviving.

“I think that’s challenging for people. I tell people that if you look at the receipts of Victor Strand and all that he’s done, what he has done are very great humanitarian things,” Domingo said. “He may not give alot of information up, if he doesn’t feel he can handle it, or he will may keep you a little out of the loop in some way, if he doesn’t feel there’s any value you add to it.”

The fearlessness and resourcefulness of Strand is the reason Domingo has enjoyed playing this character. The challenges of surviving and the manner in which that brings out the morality of Strand continue to keep the character evolving in the eyes of the audience.

The relationships established by Strand come into play often in the series, from the initial meet up with Nick, and later on with Alicia, to the new found camaraderie with Madison. Strand grows closer with the Clark family because each individual brings something useful to the group and separate they are all still enough to survive.

“It’s a new way of establishing a relationship between a man and a woman. Knowing that in the apocalypse all bets are off, everything that we knew about male and female relationships are challenged because now we have to come to new agreements,”  Domingo said.

Domingo loves the fact that Strand is evolving always, and is able to switch off with Madison to be the dominant personality and lead when each one finds their strengths.

The dynamic between Strand and Madison grew in season three by then and a partnership is proposed which is much more than just something romantic, its something thats grown out of a mutual respect and love to which they each motivate each other to be their very best.

“That scene at the dam. I think thats the closest Victor is to a proposal to Madison. Of saying ‘Lets become partners, lets build something together, lets establish something for you and your kids and grow something here,'” Domingo said. “Which is an apocalyptic way of looking at things. We are re-assecing these relationships.”

Beyond the personal relationships, like many genre projects, “Fear the Walking Dead” deals with topics in the political climate by putting them in a different perspective, a more extreme perspective to give a view into the horrors that the mentality of the world can lead to.

Season 3 deals with segregation, with ownership, with survivalist making their own rules and just how much of civilized society survives when worst comes to worst.

“I think we’ve been exploring things that most television genre shows do not explore,” Domingo said. “I think season 3 has been a boarder story in many ways. About trying to get back across. In some ways we are dealing with Mexican-American relations, when there’s no borders anymore and who owns land and we are dealing with race, not even subtly.”

FEAR THE WALKING DEAD
Season 3 Available Now On Blu-ray, DVD And Digital

Season 4 Premieres On AMC April 15

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Thisfunktional Roundtable Discussion with Adrienne Houghton SHOWTIME AT THE APOLLO


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Actress/Singer Adrienne Houghton talks about being the co-host of the new “Showtime at The Apollo,” premiering March 1 on FOX.

Houghton talks about being thrilled to have “Showtime at the Apollo” back on the air, having auditioned for another show before getting the call to audition for the show’s producer and being the host backstage with the nervous contestants.

SHOWTIME AT THE APOLLO
Premiering March 1 On FOX
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@Thisfunktional Talks With Dorothy Martin AMERICAN SATAN

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Vocalist Dorothy Martin, from the band Dorothy, talks with @LittleMissLobotomy and Jesus Figueroa, @Thisfunktional of Thisfunktional.com on the red carpet for the premiere of “American Satan.”

Dorothy had her song “Raising Hell” featured in the movie, talks about ghost hunting on her spare time and why she believes the east coast is more haunted than the west coast.

Catch DOROTHY on tour in Temecula, California on Oct. 21 and in Hollywood, Calif. on Oct. 23.

For more on DOROTHY visit DorothyTheBand.com.

AMERICAN SATAN
In Theaters Now
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Actor Dave Belvederi Finds His Road

Actor Dave Belvederi Finds His Road

Written by Jesus Figueroa (@Thisfunktional)

Professionally trained actor Dave Belvederi has not strayed away from traveling to be an actor.

Born in Italy, acting has taken him from Europe and found him a place in Los Angeles with numerous skills to bring to his trade.

“I’ve always travelled since I was a little kid, so I was never scared of traveling,” Belvederi said. “Traveling on your own is way better. It gives you more freedom. You get to see alot of different cultures, different ethnicities, so, it kind of widens your mind.”

Along with his travels, the skills he picked up while training as an actor have brought him a better understanding and more to bring to each of the his roles.

While in New York in his first year of college he picked up stonework as an interest due to his background in mixed martial arts.

Starting with boxing and progressing to kickboxing and eventually more close-quarter combat.

“I started training with Ray Rodriguez, he was a stunt coordinator back then,” Belvederi said.

Rodriguez would encourage him to consider stunt work because of the many years of martial arts.

Due to stunt acting, Belvederi was able to keep up his physique so he could be versatile and pursue action roles which would require his training.

“The cinema here (in Hollywood) is more spectacular. There’s more of an action style, bigger,” Belvederi said. “Acting in Europe is very traditional.”

Coming from Europe, Belvederi never thought he would be able to do both stunt work and acting. Being in Hollywood now he has been able to take advantage and use the traditional training with his stunt training.

With two projects coming up Belvederi looks to showcase more of what he is capable of and expand his acting range even further.

“Bloody Eyes” has Belverderi playing a detective, which he wasn’t use to because he was usually placed in the role of a villain.

As well as “Rogue Hunter,” now in post-production, where Belvederi play mercenary Alex Phoenix.

“It was a very demanding role because it had alot of stunts too,” Belvederi said.

Belvederi rehearsed the action sequences two weeks prior to starting shooting. Which gave him the versatility to adapt to changes once shooting took place.

Roles come to Belvederi and he said he is willing to take on a variety of roles because as long as it is challenging it will keep him honing his skills.

@Thisfunktional Roundtable Discussion with Keesha Sharp, Jordana Brewster LETHAL WEAPON Season 2

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Actresses Keesha Sharp and Jordana Brewster talk with media about “Lethal Weapon,” Season 2 premiered Sept. 29 on FOX.

Sharp and Brewster talk about wanting the women of “Lethal Weapon” to have more scenes together, how each of their characters will be changing throughout season 2 and how happy they have been being part of the show.

LETHAL WEAPON
Tuesday Nights on FOX
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@Thisfunktional talks with Mariana Treviño, Christopher Von Uckermann COMO CORTAR A TO PATAN

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Actors Marina Treviño and Christopher Von Uckermann talk with Jesus Figueroa, @Thisfunktional of Thisfunktional.com, about their movie “Como Cortar a tu Patan” (How to Break up with your Douchbag), out in theaters now.

Treviño and Uckermann discuss their characters and what got them enthusiastic about the project, working with such a talented cast and director and the universal theme of the movie.

COMO CORTAR TU PATAN
In Theaters Now
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@Thisfunktional Roundtable Discussion with Crystal Reed, Robin Lord Taylor GOTHAM Season 4

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Actors Crystal Reed and Robin Lord Taylor talk with media about “Gotham” season 4, which premiered on Sept. 28.

Reed and Taylor discuss the evolution of relationships on “Gotham,” what allies Taylor would want Penguin to have and how they feels when they get the script for the next episode.

GOTHAM
Monday Nights on FOX
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@Thisfunktional Roundtable Discussion With Alfonso Herrera THE EXORCIST Season 2

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Actor Alfonso Herrera talks with media about “The Exorcist” season 2, which premiered Sept. 29.

Herrera talks about being part of the three returning cast members, hoping the fans respond well to the second season and how Father Tomas has changed from season1.

THE EXORCIST
Friday Nights on FOX
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@Thisfunktional Roundtable Discussion With Kristen Schaal THE LAST MAN ON EARTH Season 4

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Actress Kristen Schaal talks with media about “The Last Man on Earth,” season 4 premiered Oct. 1.

Schaal discusses playing a pregnant woman, her dislike of shooting on a boat and desire to stay on land and talks about “Bob’s Burger” fans.

“The Last Man on Earth” and “Bob’s Burgers” airs Sunday nights on FOX.

THE LAST MAN ON EARTH
BOB’S BURGERS
Friday Nights on FOX
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@Thisfunktional Roundtable Discussion With Melissa Fumero, Stephanie Beatriz BROOKLYN NINE-NINE Season 5

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Actresses Melissa Fumero and Stephanie Beatriz talk with media about “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” Season 5.

Fumero and Beatriz talk about their favorite characters on the show, how episode 99 will be a surprise even for them and what their favorite taco is.

BROOKLYN NINE-NINE
Tuesday Nights on FOX
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@Thisfunktional Roundtable Discussion With Brianna Hildebrand, John Cho THE EXORCIST Season 2

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Actors Brianna Hildebrand and John Cho discuss their roles in of FOX’s “The Exorcist,” season 2 premiered on Sept. 29.

Hildebrand and Cho discuss coming into an established series, knowing that the returning cast does a fantastic job leading the show and the joy it has been being on set.

THE EXORCIST
Fridays on FOX
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@Thisfunktional Talks With Danay Garcia SNIPER ULTIMATE KILL

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Actress Danay Garcia talks with Jesus Figueroa, @Thisfunktional of Thisfunktional.com, about her role as Kate in “Sniper: Ultimate Kill,” out on Blu-ray and DVD Oct. 3.

Garcia talks about the strong women roles she gets choosing her, playing some one roles which are different in many ways and what she enjoyed more fighting the cartel or zombies.

SNIPER: ULTIMATE KILL
available on Blu-ray and DVD Oct. 3
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Felipe Esparza (@FunnyFelipe) Talks with @Thisfunktional at The Queen Mary Dark Harbor Preview Night

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Comedian Felipe Esparza talks with Jesus Figueroa, @Thisfunktional of Thisfunktional.com, at the black carpet preview day for the Queen Mary Dark Harbor.

Esparza has a funny discussion about having a halloween in a bad neighborhood he grew up in, his HBO Special “Translate This” and what he was looking forward to at the Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor Preview night.

HBO special “Felipe Esparza: Translate This” airs on Sept. 30 at 10 p.m. on HBO, HBO Latino and HBO NOW App.

The Queen Mary Dark Harbor is open now until Nov. 1. Find out more at QueenMary.com.

FELIPE ESPARZA: TRANSLATE THIS
on HBO, HBO Latino and HBO NOW app on Sept. 30
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The Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor Unveils the Spirit of Chef
Sept. 28 – Nov. 1
Embark on a Terrifying Journey Through All-New Maze FEAST

NEW EXPERIENCES:

  • Swelter with fear in FEAST Maze, 4th maze onboard the ship, for a terrifying journey into the legend of Chef
  • Venture into the frozen depths of Chef’s Meat Locker for a unique 7-degree ice bar experience
  • Stumble upon the secret hidden sidebar inside one of Dark Harbor’s mazes for a one-of-a-kind experience

NEWLY-INTENSIFIED RETURNING MAZES:

  • INTREPID: Meet the mastermind, the creator and now the protector of the Queen Mary, Iron Master.
  • CIRCUS: Step right up as the Ringmaster startles with disorienting illusions, maniacal magic acts, and a cadre of sideshow freaks.
  • DEADRISE: Captain and the dark vessel’s crew have risen from the deep for a battle against the living.
  • SOULMATE: Escape the gloves of Graceful Gale as she feverishly searches for her eternal mate.
  • B340: Descend into the insidious mind of Samuel the Savage to face his worst nightmares.
  • LULLABY: Hush Hush don’t cry; Scary Mary is just looking for her next playmate

ADDITIONAL ATTRACTIONS:

  • SIDESHOW: Step ‘backstage,” rub elbows with resident freaks, take in a show or a drink at the secret bar
  • CREEPY CABANAS: Host a private soiree, order a freak show, enjoy instant access to Sideshow & Swings
  • R.I.P. LOUNGE: Hover above Dark Harbor at the exclusive ghost-eye-view VIP bar with all-you-can-eat tacos
  • SINISTER SWINGS: Take a spin on the infamous Neverland Ranch Ride
  • MAINSTAGE: DJ spins between a variety of nightly entertainment shows, plus special guest performances.

TICKETS:

  • General admission tickets start at just $24 online. Fast Fright, VIP and the Ultimate Scream Experience are available. Purchase tickets: queenmary.com

PARKING:

  • $40 for Premium Parking located in the Queen Mary parking lot
  • $15 for all-new Dark Harbor Express, 6pm – 1:30am
  • Board the Dark Harbor Express boat service (operated by Aqua Link) at Shoreline Village at the Aquarium of the Pacific for your short boat ride over to the Queen Mary. Round-trip fees on the Dark Harbor Express are $8 per person and the parking structure is located at 248 W. Shoreline Drive in Long Beach. Cash only.
  • $15 for parking at Long Beach Courthouse, 6 p.m. – 1:30 a.m.
  • Board a shuttle bus for your complimentary ride over to the Queen Mary located at 101 Magnolia Avenue in Downtown Long Beach. Cash only.

@Thisfunktional Talks With Felipe Esparza TRANSLATE THIS

Written by Jesus Figueroa (@Thisfunktional)

Comedian Felipe Esparza talks with Jesus Figueroa, @Thisfunktional of Thisfunktional.com, about his upcoming HBO special “Translate This,” airing on Sept. 30.

Esparza talks about wanting his comedy to be timeless, growing as a comedian and how he and his wife, Lisa Esparza, were very hands on with with producing the comedy special.

FELIPE ESPARZA: TRANSLATE THIS
on HBO, HBO Latino and HBO NOW app on Sept. 30
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@Thisfunktional Talks With Peter Cullen, Frank Welker TRANSFORMERS THE LAST KNIGHT

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Voice Actors Peter Cullen and Frank Welker talk with Jesus Figueroa, @Thisfunktional of Thisfunktional.com, about being the voices of the iconic Robots in Disguise Optimus Prime and Megatron in “Transformers: The Last Knight,” available on Blu-ray and DVD now.

Cullen and Welker discuss having one more movie in their contracts, the honor they feel having multiple generations adore the Transformer franchise and how their characters have evolved throughout the years.

TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT
On Blu-ray and DVD Sept. 26


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@Thisfunktional Talks With Isabela Moner, Santiago Cabrearra TRANSFORMERS THE LAST KNIGHT

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Actors Isabela Moner and Santiago Cabrerra talk with Jesus Figueroa, @Thisfunktional of Thisfunktional.com, about being a part of “Transformers: The Last Knight,” available now on Blu-ray and DVD now.

Moner and Cabrerra talk about being a part of the Transformers universe, working with the creative Michael Bay and about their most memorable moments from being part of this movie.

TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT
On Blu-ray and DVD Sept. 26


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@Thisfunktional Podcast – MOVIES – Miguel Artate BEATRIZ AT DINNER

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Director Miguel Artate talks with Jesus Figueroa, @Thisfunktional of Thisfunktional.com, about “Beatriz at Dinner,” available now on Digital HD, DVD and On Demand.

Artate talks about making sure actress Selma Hayek’s heart and intelligence were at the forefront of her role as Beatriz, making the ending something that sticks with the audience and trying to get Hayek an Oscar nomination for her fantastic performance.

Salma Hayek shines in this provocatively funny fish-out-of-water comedy. Beatriz (Hayek), an immigrant from a poor Mexican town, draws upon her innate kindness as a spiritual health practitioner in L.A.

Doug Strutt (John Lithgow) is a rich and ruthless real-estate developer.

When fate brings them together at a dinner party, it leads to a culture clash of wildly comic proportions – and a night that will change both their worlds forever.

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@Thisfunktional habla con Mauricio Ochmann HAZLO COMO HOMBRE

@Thisfunktional habla con Mauricio Ochmann HAZLO COMO HOMBRE

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El actor Mauricio Ochmann habla con Jesus Figueroa, @Thisfunktional de Thisfunktional.com, sobre rollo de Raúl en la pelicula “Hazlo Como Hombre,” estrenando en cines el primero de septiembre.

Ochmann habla be su personaje Raúl, la evolución que hace Raúl en la película y lo que se significa a el hacerlo como hombre.

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@Thisfunktional Talks with Autumn Reeser, Steven Molony VALLEY OF BONES

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Actors Autumn Reeser and Steven Molony talk with Jesus Figueroa, @Thisfunktional collaborating with NukeTheFridge.com, about their roles in “Valley of Bones,” in theaters Sept. 1.

In Vally of Bones (now in theaters), a disgraced paleontologist struggling to raise her son is tipped off to a groundbreaking dig site in the Badlands by a recovering meth addict, but his tie to the cartel threatens to bury them both under the weight of their criminal pasts.

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@Thisfunktional habla con Aislinn Derbez HAZLO COMO HOMBRE

@Thisfunktional habla con Aislinn Derbez HAZLO COMO HOMBRE

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La Actris Aislinn Derbez habla con Jesus Figueroa, @Thisfunktional de Thisfunktional.com, sobre rollo de Nati en la pelicula “Hazlo Como Hombre,” estrenando en cines el primero de septiembre.

Derbez habla de lo que la fascino de Nati, como disfruto las locuras que hace en la película y cuanto le gusto trabajar con director Nicolas Lopez.

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