Rick Mele
Rick Mele is a contributor to Moviefone.com, and a regular film critic for AskMen.com.

In addition to being a rabid sports fan, he has written about movies and pop culture for a variety of online publications.

Entries by Rick Mele

Billy Bob Thornton On 'Fargo,' Bringing The Story To TV, and That Horrible, Horrible Haircut

(0) Comments | Posted April 14, 2014 | 5:26 PM

As recently as 10 to 15 years ago, doing TV was a dirty word for an established actor like Billy Bob Thornton, to say nothing of adapting an Oscar-winning movie for the small screen. But now? It’s one of the few places Thornton can find the types of roles he’s...

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David Bradley Of 'Game Of Thrones' Knows You Still Hate Him For The Red Wedding, But He's OK With That

(0) Comments | Posted April 4, 2014 | 4:39 PM


When "Game Of Thrones" unleashed the show's now-infamous Red Wedding episode last season, traumatized fans were left to watch helplessly through their fingers --usually while their friends who'd read ahead in the books and knew what was coming filmed their horrified reactions.

So it's safe...

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Lauren Holly On 'Motive' Season 2 And Spicing Up The Procedural

(0) Comments | Posted March 27, 2014 | 4:39 PM

It might seem odd considering her job description as the resident medical examiner on "Motive," but Lauren Holly's Dr. Betty Rogers is actually the life of the party on the police procedural. While her character is busy dealing with the corpses (typically provided by that week's...

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Dominic Monaghan, 'Wild Things' Season 2 Host: I Don't Have A Death Wish

(0) Comments | Posted March 24, 2014 | 2:11 PM

Dominic Monaghan wants people to stop worrying about him.

He's certainly not in any danger of running out of interesting places to visit or animals to see for his OLN show "Wild Things With Dominic Monaghan." Because even after two seasons, the actor-turned-nature-show-host's travel wish...

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Adam DeVine, 'Workaholics' Star/Co-Creator, On Their Fanbase And Justin Bieber Cameo Ideas

(0) Comments | Posted March 13, 2014 | 11:40 AM

Don't get it confused: Adam DeVine and his "Workaholics" co-stars and co-creators Anders Holm and Blake Anderson may play a trio of slackers named Adam, Anders and Blake on their hit show, but in real life they're anything but.

The show's been taking off as...

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2014 Canadian Screen Awards Winners: 'Orphan Black,' David Cronenberg Honoured

(3) Comments | Posted March 10, 2014 | 10:27 AM

The Oscars may be over, but there were still more red carpets to pose on and gold statues to hand out in Toronto over the weekend, as the second annual Canadian Screen Awards celebrated the biggest names in Canadian film and TV.

Last year's emcee Martin Short...

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Isaac Hempstead-Wright And Kristian Nairn Know Your Pain When Characters Die On 'Game Of Thrones'

(0) Comments | Posted February 19, 2014 | 3:31 PM

As “Game of Thrones” keeps reminding us, it’s pretty dangerous to be a Stark in Westeros. And few people are more aware of that than Isaac Hempstead-Wright and Kristian Nairn. As the pint-sized lord Bran Stark (Hempstead-Wright) and his giant-sized faithful companion Hodor (Nairn), the two make up...

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Steven Van Zandt On 'Lilyhammer' Season 2 And His Emmy Hopes

(0) Comments | Posted December 10, 2013 | 11:56 AM

Steven Van Zandt's Norwegian mob comedy "Lilyhammer" first got the ball rolling for Netflix as the debut show in their growing slate of original programming, and now it's continuing to lead the pack by becoming the first series to return for a second season...

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Aisha Tyler, 'Archer' Star, On The Show's 'Smilthy' Humour

(1) Comments | Posted September 5, 2013 | 4:57 PM

After four seasons and counting of playing Lana (the most competent character in an office of mostly incompetent secret agents) on "Archer," Aisha Tyler has since come up with her favorite way to describe the show's particular brand of comedy: "smilthy." Or in other words, a...

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Judy Greer On The 'Archer' - 'Arrested Development' Connection

(1) Comments | Posted September 5, 2013 | 4:02 PM

When "Archer" creator Adam Reed first sold his hit animated series, he billed it as "James Bond meets 'Arrested Development.' " So it only makes sense that when it came time to cast the show, Reed turned to "Arrested" alumni Jessica Walter, who plays Malory Archer...

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David Silverman, 'Simpsons' Director/Animator, On The Show's Legacy And Character Origins

(2) Comments | Posted July 25, 2013 | 10:54 AM

This September, "The Simpsons" will officially hit Season 25, making it an even quarter-century for the longest-running primetime animated show in television history. (It still has a few years to catch the 635 episodes of "Gunsmoke.")

Emmy-winning animator David Silverman has been with the show...

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John Hodgman On 'Ragnarok' And The End Of The World

(0) Comments | Posted June 21, 2013 | 10:40 AM

John Hodgman is many things, including (but not limited to) a bestselling author, the resident expert and "deranged millionaire" for "The Daily Show," and a judge (at least on his podcast). And now he can add failed doomsday prophet and successful stand-up comedian to that eclectic resume, with...

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Mitch Hurwitz, 'Arrested Development' Creator, On What's Next For The Bluths

(0) Comments | Posted June 10, 2013 | 1:30 PM

It took seven years to get another season of "Arrested Development," and only eight hours for fans to burn through all fifteen new episodes. And now that the dust has settled on one of the most hyped television seasons in recent memory, series creator Mitch Hurwitz has had...

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Michael Cera: 'Arrested Development' Season 4 Shouldn't Be The Last

(0) Comments | Posted May 24, 2013 | 1:52 PM

Seven years ago, the idea of a new season of "Arrested Development" airing on Netflix would've sounded more ridiculous than Tobias showering without his cutoffs. But after all the false starts, false hope, rumors and denials, fans of the beloved cult sitcom are finally getting more of the...

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'How To Live With Your Parents': Brad Garrett, Elizabeth Perkins Talk TV Marriage, Parenting

(0) Comments | Posted April 4, 2013 | 1:44 PM

Dysfunctional families and embarrassing parents have always made for prime sitcom fodder, but for "How to Live with Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life)"creator Claudia Lonlow, the inspiration for her new show hit a little closer to home. That's because almost 16 years ago,...

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'Orphan Black': 10 Things You Need To Know

(1) Comments | Posted March 28, 2013 | 1:36 PM

It's happened to all of us before: you see someone on the street you swear you know. But what if you recognized that person not because they look like a friend, but because they look just like you? That's the mind-bending premise of "Orphan Black," the new sci-fi...

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'Hockey Night In Canada' 2013: Ron MacLean Promises More Don Cherry, 'HNIC' Treats For Fans

(0) Comments | Posted January 18, 2013 | 2:02 PM

It's been a long, painful wait, but hockey fans will finally be getting their Saturday night routine back. After a nearly four-month-long lockout, the NHL triumphantly returns on Saturday, January 19th, and so does CBC's "Hockey Night in Canada," which will be kicking off its 60th year with...

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Will NFL Star James Harrison Pay For His Latest Cheap Shot?

(5) Comments | Posted July 15, 2011 | 1:44 PM

Even in the midst of a lockout, James Harrison has found a way to deliver a few cheap shots.

In the August issue of Men's Journal, the Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker lays into NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell (his second favorite target, after opposing players), his opponents, and even his...

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The Best Hitter in Baseball Plays in Canada, and He's Making the Jays Relevant Again

(7) Comments | Posted May 28, 2011 | 9:00 AM

One morning in late May, the baseball world, and the mainstream sports world in general, finally woke up to an unfamiliar but unavoidable fact: the best hitter in baseball doesn't live in St. Louis. Or anywhere in America for that matter.

No, the diamond's latest superstar slugger calls the...

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