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Horror For the Holidays – Ten Christmas Films That Make You Scream

RARE EXPORTS - A CHRISTMAS TALE - U.S. Poster | © 2010 Oscilloscope Laboratories

While everyone else is cuddling up with a copy of A CHRISTMAS CAROL,  A CHRISTMAS STORY, NATIONAL LAMPOON’S CHRISTMAS VACATION, heck, even some people still watch WHITE CHRISTMAS, ASSIGNMENT X thought it was high time to give credit where bloody credit is due to the Christmas films that have an unconventional way of celebrating Christmas cheer – namely one of sheer terror. That’s why we invite you to celebrate a little horror for the holiday’s with us, chronicling ten unconventional films that are just as worthy as the umpteenth incarnation of A CHRISTMAS STORY retold on any one of Tyler […]Read On »

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Movie Review: THIS IS 40

THIS IS 40 movie poster | ©2012 Universal Pictures

Stars: Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann, Maude Apatow, Iris Apatow, Jason Segel, Annie Mumolo, Robert Smigel, Megan Fox, Graham Parker Writer-Director: Judd Apatow Distributor: Universal Pictures It’s hard not to be pulled into the comedic films of Judd Apatow. As a writer-director of THE 40-YEAR OLD VIRGIN, KNOCKED UP, FUNNY PEOPLE and now THIS IS 40, Judd Apatow has created a vision and a voice all of his own. His films are so personal, they conjure up the best work of Woody Allen, James L. Brooks, Cameron Crow and Albert Brooks (who also has a major role in THIS IS 40). […]Read On »

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TV Review: FRINGE – Season 5 – “Anomaly XB-6783746”

John Noble in FRINGE - Season 5 - "Anomaly XB-6783746" | ©2012 Fox/Liane Hentscher

Stars: Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Jasika Nicole, John Noble, Lance Reddick, Blair Brown Writer: David Fury Director: Jeffrey Hunt Network: Fox, airs Friday nights Original Telecast: December 21, 2012 As FRINGE concludes its last episode of 2012 before it heads into the final three episodes of the series in January, the show continues its up and down ride through the season long arc of the humans versus the Observers. It’s been a challenging season, and at times, a rather boring one too. Without the benefit of too many standalone episodes, the ongoing threat vacillates between ominous to non-existent. It’s hard […]Read On »

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Movie Review: ZERO DARK THIRTY

ZERO DARK THIRTY movie poster | ©2012 Sony Pictures

Rating: R Stars: Jessica Chastain, Jason Clarke, Kyle Chandler, Jennifer Ehle, Harold Perrineau, James Gandolfini Writer: Mark Boal Director: Kathryn Bigelow Distributor: Columbia Pictures Release Date: December 19, 2012 By now, pretty much everybody knows about the U.S. Navy SEAL raid in the compound in Pakistan that led to the death of Osama Bin Laden, head of Al-Qaeda, which claimed responsibility for the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the U.S. What most people don’t know is exactly how the compound was found, how long it took and how it was determined to be the residence of Bin Laden. ZERO DARK […]Read On »

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Movie Review: JACK REACHER

JACK REACHER movie poster | ©2012 Paramount Pictures

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Tom Cruise, Rosamund Pike, Richard Jenkins, Werner Herzog, David Oyelowo, Robert Duvall, Joseph Sikora, Jai Courtney Writer: Christopher McQuarrie, based on Lee Child’s novel ONE SHOT Director: Christopher McQuarrie Distributor: Paramount Release Date: December 21, 2012 As modern star-driven thrillers go, JACK REACHER is pretty good. Tom Cruise stars as the title character, a former military policeman who went off the grid after leaving the army, only to surface when a fellow former soldier is believed to have gone on a shooting rampage The opening of JACK REACHER creates some stomach-churning tension, as it involves a sniper […]Read On »

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TOTAL RECALL Highlights this week in Blu-ray and DVD Releases

TOTAL RECALL | (c) 2012 Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Your time is short. We know this. So in order to expedite your buying and Netflix decision making, we provide you with a list of the cool and not-so-cool titles coming out for movies, television and everything in-between. So put your feet up, grab some popcorn and check out this week’s selections. Movies: TOTAL RECALL – Anyone going into this thinking it will be even close to the original starring Arnold Schwarzenegger is fooling themselves. First, the vast improvement in special effects just blows the old one out of the water. Second, there was no way that they would make […]Read On »

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Interview: FRINGE showrunner J.H. Wyman on Season 5 and the end

FRINGE - Gallery - Season 1-cast

FRINGE is now in its fifth and final season on Fox, Fridays at 9 PM. For the first four seasons of the show, created by J.J. Abrams, Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, eccentric scientist Walter Bishop (John Noble), his son Peter (Joshua Jackson) and FBI Special Agent Olivia Dunham (Anna Torv) investigated strange phenomenon, including an alternate universe where Peter had come from and where there were alternate versions of Olivia and Walter. During this time, Peter and his father, once estranged, grow close and Peter and Olivia fall in love. In Season 5, it’s 2036, Walter, Peter and Olivia […]Read On »

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TV Review: HOMELAND – Season 2 – “The Choice” – Season Finale

Claire Danes and Damian Lewis in HOMELAND - Season 2 - "The Choice" | ©2012 Showtime/Kent Smith

Stars: Claire Danes, Damian Lewis, Mandy Patinkin, Morena Baccarin, David Harewood, Rupert Friend Writers: Alex Gansa & Meredith Stiehl, developed for American television by Howard Gordon & Alex Ganza, based on the series HATUFIM created by Gideon Raff Director: Michael Cuesta Network: Showtime, Sundays @ 10 PM Original Telecast: December 16, 2012 Both the DEXTER and HOMELAND season finales, aired back to back on December 16, carried, beyond the usual preliminary cautions, one-time warnings that the content of the episodes might be disturbing due to the tragedy in Connecticut that occurred on Dec. 14. In the case of DEXTER, most […]Read On »

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Movie Review: ANY DAY NOW

ANY DAY NOW poster | ©2012 Music Box Films

Rating: Unrated Stars: Alan Cumming, Garret Dillahunt, Isaac Leyva Writers: Travis Fine and George Arthur Bloom Director: Travis Fine Distributor: Music Box Films Release Date: December 14, 2012 It should be said upfront that this reviewer agrees completely with the underlying premise of ANY DAY NOW, which is that parentally fit gay people should be able to adopt children. In California, at least, the law seems to have caught up with this notion since the time the film takes place, which is 1979 through the early 1980s. Furthermore – and here the law has not caught up, though common sense […]Read On »

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CD Review: NOBODY WALKS soundtrack

NOBODY WALKS soundtrack | ©2012 Lakeshore Records

One of the most interest alt. score duos to arrive on the Hollywood scene since Tom Hajdu and Andy Milburn went by the name of Tomandandy for KILLING ZOE, the Brooklyn-based collaborative of Will Bates and Phil Mossman have given themselves the not-so easily identifiable moniker of Fall On Your Sword. With their own impressively uniquely combination of rock-based percussion and hypnotic minimalism, Sword seemingly struck from nowhere with the surreal sci-fi score of ANOTHER EARTH before getting slightly more down to our planet to chronicle the screwed-up relationships of 28 HOTEL ROOMS, GENERATION UM… and LOLA VERSUS. But playing […]Read On »

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