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Blu-ray Review: SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT – Collector’s Edition

SILENT NIGHT DEADLY NIGHT Collector's Edition | ©2017 Shout! Factory

Stars: Lilyan Chauvin, Gilmer McCormick, Toni Nero, Robert Brian Wilson Writer: Michael Hickey Director: Charles E. Sellier, Jr. Distributor: Shout! Factory Suggested Retail Price: $27.93 (Standard Edition), $64.93 (Deluxe Limited Edition with exclusive action figure) Grade: C+ (movie), B+ (special features) One of the most notorious movies of the 1980s is the rather innocuous 1984 Christmas slasher film SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT. At the height of low budget horror at the boxoffice, this film had the unfortunate distinction of being acquired and released by a major studio at the time – TriStar Pictures. That unto itself spelled the death knell […]Read On »

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THE GIRLFRIEND EXPERIENCE: Carmen Ejogo on Season 2 – Exclusive Interview

THE GIRLFRIEND EXPERIENCE - Season 2 Key Art| ©2017 Starz

In Season 2 of Starz’s Sunday-night drama THE GIRLFRIEND EXPERIENCE, each hour-long segment contains two separate stories. The title of THE GIRLFRIEND EXPERIENCE, which is adapted from the film of the same name made by series executive producer Steven Soderbergh, refers to a business arrangement with women who offer not just sex but a facsimile of romance to their wealth clients. One half of this season of THE GIRLFRIEND EXPERIENCE. The other half, written and directed by series co-creator Amy Seimetz, follows ex-GFE practitioner Bria Jones, an Englishwoman who is under federal witness protection in New Mexico. British actress Carmen […]Read On »

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THE ORVILLE: Scott Grimes beams up for Season 1 of new space trek – Exclusive Interview

Seth MacFarlane and Scott Grimes in THE ORVILLE - Season 1 |©2017 Fox/Noah Schutz

In Fox Network’s Thursday-night space dramedy THE ORVILLE, Scott Grimes plays helmsman Lt. Gordon Malloy aboard the title vessel, steering it through galactic adventures. Massachusetts native Grimes had previously worked with THE ORVILLE’s creator/star Seth MacFarlane, voicing multiple characters on MacFarlane’s FAMILY GUY and AMERICAN DAD. Grimes has also been a series regular on PARTY OF FIVE and E.R., had a major role in the miniseries BAND OF BROTHERS and starred in the cult favorite horror comedies CRITTERS and CRITTERS 2. ASSIGNMENT X: Were you a big genre guy before becoming involved in THE ORVILLE? SCOTT GRIMES: STAR TREK – […]Read On »

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New 4K, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Releases for 11/28

THE DEFIANT ONES | © 2017 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment

Your guide to some of the new releases that are out this week. THE DEFIANT ONES This is the interesting story of the partnership between rap superstar and producer Dr. Dre and legendary producer Jimmy Iovine. It is an interesting docu-drama showcasing both how both gained their notoriety in the 80s and the 90s through the launch of Dr. Dre’s headphone and speaker business which gained them even more prominence. The series, directed by Allen Hughes, offers some really cool behind-the-scenes look at the recording studios, the homes they started in and into the ginormous mansions once they made their […]Read On »

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OUTLANDER: Richard Rankin gives the Season Three scoop – Exclusive Interview

Sophie Skelton is Brianna Randall and Richard Rankin is Roger Wakefield in OUTLANDER - Season 3 | ©2017 Starz

Like his OUTLANDER cast mate Sam Heughan (who plays heroic eighteenth-century Highlander Jamie Fraser), actor Richard Rankin speaks with an authentic Scots accent. Rankin hails from Glasgow; his OUTLANDER character, Roger Wakefield, is from Inverness. The adult Roger entered OUTLANDER at the end of Season 2. English couple Claire Randall (Caitriona Balfe) and her husband Frank (Tobias Menzies) met the orphaned boy as a child during their fateful ‘40s trip to Scotland, when Claire accidentally traveled 200 years into the past. It is there that she and Jamie meet and fall in love. At the end of Season 2, Claire […]Read On »

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Dorking Out – Episode 74: The COCO and Underappreciated Animated Movies Edition

Dorking Out Podcast | © 2017 Dorking Out Show

Hey there, dorks. In this week’s podcast we review Pixar’s COCO with Juan Uriarte of the Instant Ramen podcast and Sonia’s better half and co-host of Old Movies, New Beer podcast, David Tracy. In our second segment, we talk about underappreciated animated movies, which gives Chris a reason to talk about his love of TREASURE PLANET. And finally, we end our show with what we’re dorking out about this week, including Amazon’s Echo and the new podcasting app CastBox. We hope you enjoy our dorky podcast. You can listen to us here, or you can find us on iTunes and Stitcher. Related: Dorking Out – Episode 72: The […]Read On »

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WHITE FAMOUS: Actors Kendrick Sampson and Lyndon Smith on Season 1 – Exclusive Interview

Jay Pharoah as Floyd and Kendrick Sampson as Robbie in WHITE FAMOUS - Season 1 | ©2017 Showtime/Eddy Chen

Showtime’s first-season comedy WHITE FAMOUS is loosely based on the life and career of one of its executive producers, Jamie Foxx. In WHITE FAMOUS, Jay Pharoah stars as stand-up comedian Floyd Mooney. Floyd is famous in the black community, but his non-black representatives are urging him to take acting roles so he can become “white famous.” Kendrick Sampson plays British actor Robbie MacDonald, a possible Floyd rival, and Lyndon Smith plays Gwen, a possible Floyd romance. Sampson is a veteran of THE VAMPIRE DIARIES, GRACEPOINT, HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER, is in the upcoming series RELATIONSHIP STATUS, and has […]Read On »

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New 4K, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Releases for 11/21

THE HITMANS BODYGUARD | © 2017 Lionsgate Home Entertainment

Your guide to some of the new releases that are out this week. THE HITMAN’S BODYGUARD When I first saw the trailer to THE HITMAN’S BODYGUARD I thought it was another big miss for Ryan Reynolds in a continuing up and down career. However, my low expectations may be one of the reasons that I liked the film. It doesn’t really pretend to be anything more than it is which is a totally impossible, corny flick that is incredibly chalk full of foul language, which doesn’t bother me at all. Reynolds plays a body guard that is tasked with protecting […]Read On »

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TV Review: DANCING WITH THE STARS – Season 25 –Season Finale – Jordan Fisher takes it all!

Lindsay Arnold and Jordan Fisher in DANCING WITH THE STARS - Season 25 | ©2017 ABC/Craig Sjodin

The glitter and confetti has been swept off the floor. The fake snow machines have stopped fluttering out California flakes in 80 degree weather. The curtain has come down on DANCING WITH THE STARS: Season 25 and added to the list of DWTS champions are Jordan Fisher & Lindsay Arnold. Emotional stories unfolded leaving it a tight race to the finish, but in the end Frankie Muniz & Witney Carson came in third while Fisher & Arnold’s stiffest competition Lindsey Stirling & Mark Ballas came in second. Fisher & Arnold and Stirling & Ballas ended the night with perfect scores […]Read On »

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L.M. MONTGOMERY’S ANNE OF GREEN GABLES: THE GOOD STARS actress Ella Ballentine on the literary heroine – Exclusive Interview

Ella Ballentine in ANNE OF GREEN GABLES: ANNE OF GREEN GABLES - THE GOOD STARS | © 2017 Gables 23 Productions Inc / Courtesy of Breakthrough Entertainment

L.M. Montgomery’s novel ANNE OF GREEN GABLES has been a literary staple for all ages since it was first published in 1903. The book tells of 11-year-old orphan Anne Shirley and how her life opens up when she goes to live with the aging siblings Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert on their rural Canadian farm. The original ANNE and its sequels have been adapted for the screen many times. Last year, PBS aired the latest version of ANNE OF GREEN GABLES, the first of a trilogy starring Ella Ballentine as Anne, Martin Sheen as Matthew and Sara Botsford as Marilla. The […]Read On »

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