Television

TV Review: DOCTOR WHO Series 8 Premiere Cinema Experience – “Deep Breath”

Peter Capaldi in DOCTOR WHO - Series 8 - "Deep Breath" | ©2014 BBC/BBC Worldwide/Ray Burmiston

Stars: Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, Neve McIntosh, Catrin Stewart, Dan Starkey Writer: Steven Moffat Director: Ben Wheatley Original Telecast: August 23, 2014 Network: BBC America & in select cinemas At Christmas time Whovians were given their first look at the 12th (or, erm, maybe 13th or 14th?) Doctor, Peter Capaldi. As the newly regenerated Timelord stumbled around the control room of his TARDIS and asked his companion Clara (Jenna Coleman) if she had any idea how to fly the time and space ship. That was it. That was all. There were a handful of photographs released, and yes there was …Read On »

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THE AMAZING SPIDER MAN 2 Highlights this week in Blu-ray, DVD and VOD Releases

THE AMAZING SPIDER MAN 2 | © 2014 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: THE AMAZING SPIDER MAN 2 – I’m not sure why so many people lambasted the sequel to THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (which was the reboot of the trilogy, which was the reboot of the original movies back in the day). Yeah, it tries a little too hard to …Read On »

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TV Review: TRUE BLOOD – Season 7 – “Love is to Die”

Deborah Ann Woll stars as Jessica in TRUE BLOOD "Love is to Die" | © 2014 John P. Johnson/HBO

Stars: Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Ryan Kwanten, Alexander Skarsgard, Chris Bauer, Kristin Bauer van Straten, Lauren Bowles, Tara Buck, Anna Camp, Nelsan Ellis, Jim Parrack, Noah Matthews, Bailey Noble, Nathan Parsons,  Carrie Preston, Deborah Ann Woll, Jurnee-Smollett Bell, Will Yun Lee, Ashley Hinshaw Writer: Brian Buckner, series created by Alan Ball, based on Charlaine Harris’ Sookie Stackhouse novels Director: Howard Deutsch Network: HBO, Sundays @ 9 PM Airdate: August 17, 2013 To cut to the chase, in “Love is to Die,” TRUE BLOOD’s penultimate episode, Bill (Stephen Moyer) still has Hep-V and still hasn’t met the true death. If someone …Read On »

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MUPPETS MOST WANTED Highlights this week in Blu-ray, DVD and VOD Releases

MUPPETS MOST WANTED | © 2014 Disney Home Video

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: MUPPETS MOST WANTED – I appreciate that the creators of the MUPPETS are down to create something so incredibly different that it actually makes a franchise that has been around for more than three decades relevant again on the pop culture stage. Just look at the attention …Read On »

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TV Review: TRUE BLOOD – Season 7 – “Almost Home”

Anna Paquin as Sookie in TRUE BLOOD "Almost Home" | © 2014 John P. Johnson/HBO

Stars: Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Ryan Kwanten, Rutina Wesley, Alexander Skarsgard, Chris Bauer, Kristin Bauer van Straten, Lauren Bowles, Anna Camp, Nelsan Ellis, Jim Parrack, Gregg Daniel, Noah Matthews, Bailey Noble, Nathan Parsons,  Adina Porter, Carrie Preston, Deborah Ann Woll, Karolina Wydra, Will Yun Lee, Ashley Hinshaw, Malcolm Goodman Writer: Kate Barnow, series created by Alan Ball, based on Charlaine Harris’ Sookie Stackhouse novels Director: Jesse Warn Network: HBO, Sundays @ 9 PM Airdate: August 10, 2013 In last week’s episode of TRUE BLOOD, we were reminded why human/fey Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) and vampire Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) fell …Read On »

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TV Review: TRUE BLOOD – Season 7 – “May Be the Last Time”

Jim Parrack, Ryan Kwanten, Ashley Hinshaw in TRUE BLOOD - Season 7 - "May Be The Last Time" | ©2014 HBO/John P. Johnson

Stars: Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Sam Trammell, Ryan Kwanten, Rutina Wesley, Alexander Skarsgard, Chris Bauer, Kristin Bauer van Straten, Amelia Rose Blaire, Lauren Bowles, Tara Buck, Anna Camp, Nelsan Ellis, Gregg Daniel, Aaron Christian Howles, Noah Matthews, Bailey Noble, Nathan Parsons,  Adina Porter, Carrie Preston, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Deborah Ann Woll, Karolina Wydra, Natalie Hall, Will Yun Lee, Rutger Hauer, Michael McMillian, Shishir Kurup, Riley Smith, Ashley Hinshaw, Shannon Lucio, Marcia de Rousse Writer: Craig Chester, series created by Alan Ball, based on Charlaine Harris’ Sookie Stackhouse novels Director: Simon Jayes Network: HBO, Sundays @ 9 PM Airdate: August 3, 2013 …Read On »

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TV Review: TRUE BLOOD – Season 7 – “Lost Cause”

Stephen Moyer as Bill in TRUE BLOOD "Lost Cause" | © 2014 HBO/Tony Rivett

Stars: Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Sam Trammell, Ryan Kwanten, Rutina Wesley, Alexander Skarsgard, Chris Bauer, Kristin Bauer van Straten, Amelia Rose Blaire, Lauren Bowles, Tara Buck, Anna Camp, Nelsan Ellis, Gregg Daniel, Aaron Christian Howles, Noah Matthews, Bailey Noble, Nathan Parsons,  Adina Porter, Carrie Preston, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Deborah Ann Woll, Karolina Wydra, Robert Patrick, Shannon Lucio, Natalie Hall Writer: Craig Chester, series created by Alan Ball, based on Charlaine Harris’ Sookie Stackhouse novels Director: Howard Deutsch Network: HBO, Sundays @ 9 PM Airdate: July 20, 2013 Given all the grief, loss and bloodshed in the last few episodes of TRUE …Read On »

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TV Review: TRUE BLOOD – Season 7 – “Fire in the Hole”

Sam Trammell in TRUE BLOOD - Season 7 - "Fire in the Hole" | ©2014 HBO/John P. Johnson

Stars: Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Sam Trammell, Ryan Kwanten, Rutina Wesley, Alexander Skarsgard, Chris Bauer, Kristin Bauer van Straten, Amelia Rose Blaire, Lauren Bowles, Anna Camp, Nelsan Ellis, Gregg Daniel, Aaron Christian Howles, Joe Manganiello, Noah Matthews, Bailey Noble, Nathan Parsons,  Adina Porter, Carrie Preston, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Deborah Ann Woll, Karolina Wydra, Dale Raoul, Jessica Tuck Writer: Brian Buckner, series created by Alan Ball, based on Charlaine Harris’ Sookie Stackhouse novels Director: Lee Rose Network: HBO, Sundays @ 9 PM Airdate: July 6, 2013 TRUE BLOOD’s episode “Fire in the Hole” has a number of genuine surprises – there are …Read On »

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Blu-ray Review: BREAKING BAD – THE FINAL SEASON

BREAKING BAD - THE FINAL SEASON Blu-ray | ©2014 Sony Pictures Entertainment

Stars: Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, Dean Norris, Betsy Brandt, RJ Mitte, Bob Odenkirk Suggested Retail Price:$65.99 Distributor: Sony Home Entertainment For years, critics and fans have been gushing about the brilliance of BREAKING BAD. And while it took me awhile to become a full convert, I have to say, the final eight episodes (technically the second half of Season 5) provided some of the best television last year. Creator Vince Gilligan did an amazing job of paying off EVERYTHING that he set into motion over the course of the series run. Walter White (Bryan Cranston) started off as …Read On »

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TV Review: THE STRAIN – Season 1 – “Night Zero” – Series Premiere

Corey Stoll as Ephraim Goodweather in THE STRAIN - Season 1 | ©2014 FX/Michael Gibson

Stars: Corey Stoll, David Bradley, Mia Maestro, Miguel Gomez, Kevin Durand, Richard Sammel, Jonathan Hyde, Pedro Michael Arce, Natalie Brown, Ben Hyland Writers: Guillermo del Toro & Chuck Hogan, based on the novels by Guillermo Del Toro & Chuck Hogan Director: Guillermo del Toro Network: FX, Sundays @ 10 PM Airdate: July 13, 2014 If you’re going to do a scary vampire series, do THE STRAIN. Director Guillermo del Toro and novelist Chuck Hogan, who collaborated on the trilogy of books on which this TV adaptation is based, have crafted a television version that is superbly creepy in both premise …Read On »

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