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Exclusive Interview: The cast of DELIVERANCE looks back at the iconic film

DELIVERANCE - Blu-ray | ©2012 Warner Home Video

One of the most iconic and long-lasting action films is director John Boorman’s survivalist picture DELIVERANCE. Starring Burt Reynolds, Ned Beatty, Ronny Cox and Jon Voight as city clicker buddies who decide to travel the Cahulawassee River, they soon encounter the locals that don’t take too kindly to strangers. The film has so many memorable moments and Warner Bros. has just offered up a brand new 40th Anniversary Blu-ray special edition as well. During a recent event on the Warner Bros. lot, ASSIGNMENT X was fortunate enough to spend some time with the cast to chat briefly about the making […]Read On »

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TV Review: SMASH – Season 1 – “Enter Mr. DiMaggio”

Megan Hilty and Michael Swift in SMASH - Season 1 - "Enter Mr. DiMaggio" | ©2012 NBC/Will Hart

Stars: Debra Messing, Christian Borle, Megan Hilty, Katharine McPhee, Jack Davenport, Angelica Houston Writers: Theresa Rebeck Director: Michael Mayer Network: NBC, airs Mondays Original Telecast: February 20, 2012 The testament of a good show is to be able to turn it on, intending to watch a few minutes, and getting sucked in to watch the whole thing. That’s what happened while watching SMASH, the “Enter Mr. DiMaggio” episode. I was only going to check out how things held up after the first two stellar weeks, and well, I was sucked right back into the series. Of course, with the good, […]Read On »

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Holiday Gift Guide 2011: Five Cool Christmas-Themed Gifts

A NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS - A SNOWY SURPRISE Hallmark Keepsakes | ©2011Hallmark

With all the Christmas songs on the radio and in the mall, corporate sponsored holiday specials taking over the airwaves and department store commercials encouraging you to BUY, BUY, BUY, it becomes harder and harder each year to find that perfect gift for someone special. That’s where ASSIGNMENT X comes in with our annual Holiday Gift Guide. We dig deep, so you don’t have to and have come up with a whole slew of books, music, games, toys and more that should satisfy the pop culture addict on your gift-giving list. So without further ado, welcome to ASSIGNMENT X’s 2011 […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Director Declan O’Brien takes another WRONG TURN

WRONG TURN 4: BLOODY BEGINNINGS teaser poster | ©2011 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

For a film franchise that got off to a less than stellar boxoffice start in 2003, WRONG TURN has proven to be one of 20th Century Fox’s steady DVD players and has resulted in two additional direct-to-DVD sequels over the years. Now, WRONG TURN 3 helmer Declan O’Brien (Syfy Channel’s SHARKTOPUS) returns to write and direct a prequel to the franchise with WRONG TURN 4: BLOODY BEGINNINGS. If you ever wondered how the cannibal crazies Three-Finger, Saw-Tooth and One-Eye got their appetite for death, destruction and flesh, then BLOODY BEGINNINGS hopes to shed some new bloody light on things. Hitting […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Stefanie Powers put the girl power in THE GIRL FROM U.N.C.L.E.

THE GIRL FROM U.N.C.L.E. DVD - PART 1 | ©Warner Bros.

While everyone fondly remembers the Robert Vaughn series THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E., many forget a one-season spin-off starring Stefanie Powers landed on the air in 1967. Called THE GIRL FROM U.N.C.L.E. the series followed Powers as April Dancer – a spy who worked for the United Network Command for Law and Enforcement and flexed her sexy muscles to combat the bad guys. You could say she put the Powers in Girl Power. The show only lasted for 29 episodes, but the series is looked back at very fondly by fans who fell in love with one of the first empowered […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: SCREAM 4 actress Marley Shelton is armed and ready to SCREAM again

Marley Shelton at the World Premiere of THE RITE | © 2011 Sue Schneider

Not many characters survived the bloodshed of SCREAM 4, but Deputy Judy Hicks (played by Marley Shelton) managed to come out okay and ready for future SCREAM movies. For Shelton, playing the quirky officer of the law who may or may not have involvement in the recent killings in the small town of Woodsboro was a career highlight. The film, directed by Wes Craven who helmed the previous three movies, just hit Blu-ray and DVD and the actress spoke with ASSIGNMENT X in this exclusive interview about her role in the film and wanting to return for more. ASSIGNMENT X: […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Wes Craven talks about SCREAM 4 DVD and the future of the franchise

Ghost Face in SCREAM 4 | ©2011 The Weinstein Company

It’s rare for a filmmaker to helm all four installments in a movie franchise, but like Steven Spielberg did with the INDIANA JONES franchise, Wes Craven has matched that record with SCREAM. SCREAM 4, the latest chapter, hits DVD and Blu-ray this week as it reunites the surviving cast members from the previous three movies – Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox and David Arquette as they confronts the nefarious Ghost Face killer one more time as he (or she or more) terrorizes the quaint small town of Woodsboro. ASSIGNMENT X recently spoke with Wes Craven in this exclusive interview about the […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: TRON: LEGACY director Joe Kosinski talks about the new Blu-ray release

TRON: LEGACY and TRON: THE ORIGINAL CLASSIC - 5 disc Blu-ray and DVD set | ©2011 Walt Disney Home Entertainment

Joseph Kosinski at the World Premiere of TRON: LEGACY | © 2010 Sue Schneider In what is one of the most ambitious Blu-ray releases for a new release, TRON: LEGACY hits stores today in multiple formats, but it’s the 5-disc set that will be the version of choice for fans. Not only does it come with TRON: LEGACY on Blu-ray, DVD and a digital download as well as the original TRON on Blu-ray, but a fifth disc includes the 3D version of the film for optimum home entertainment viewing. Throw in loads of special features, and it’s going to be […]Read On »

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Exclusive: The latest news on Disney’s THE BLACK HOLE remake

THE BLACK HOLE movie poster (1979) | ©1979 Disney Enterprises, Inc.

While speaking to director Joe Kosinski about the Blu-ray/DVD release of TRON: LEGACY (which arrives on April 5), ASSIGNMENT X spoke to the helmer about one of his next projects – the reboot of Disney’s 1979 cult classic THE BLACK HOLE. “THE BLACK HOLE is currently being written by a really talented writer named Travis Beacham who wrote the film PACIFIC RIM that Guillermo Del Toro is directing as we speak,” says Kosinski. “With BLACK HOLE, we’re going to be able to take people on a deep space mission to a black hole and it’s going to be fantastic.” Whereas […]Read On »

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Exclusive: TRON: LEGACY director reveals TRON 3 (TR3N) plans

TRON LEGACY - Blu-ray | ©2011 Walt Disney Home Entertainment

While chatting with TRON: LEGACY director Joseph Kosinski today regarding the TRON: LEGACY DVD and Blu-ray release arriving this Tuesday, April 5, the director spoke to ASSIGNMENT X about the status of the next sequel TRON 3 (aka TR3N). “We’re working on the story right now,” Kosinski tells AX. “Once we get a script we’re all really happy with, we’ll take it to the powers that be and see if we can go back to the grid.” As for the storyline, Kosinski says the film will continue the adventures of Sam Flynn (Garrett Hedlund) “I think we will pick with […]Read On »

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