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Movie Review: LIFE

LIFE movie poster | © 2017 Sony Pictures

Rating: R Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson, Ryan Reynolds, Olga Dihovichnaya, Ariyon Bakare, Hiroyuki Sanada Writers: Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick Director: Daniel Espinosa Distributor: Columbia/Sony Release Date: March 24, 2017 The new movie LIFE has a very obvious ancestor. That would be 1979’s ALIEN. There is no shame in following in that movie’s viscera trail (this reviewer challenges anyone to come up with an exact accurate number of how many have tried), so long as it’s done well. LIFE indeed is done pretty well, though it’s got a couple of confusing action sequences and, surprisingly, no jump scares. Director […]Read On »

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Movie Review: THE BELKO EXPERIMENT

THE BELKO EXPERIMENT | © 2017 Orion

Rating: R Stars: John Gallagher, Tony Goldwyn, Adria Arjona, John C. McGinley, Michael Rooker, Melonie Diaz, James Earl Writer: James Gunn Director: Greg McLean Distributor: Orion Release Date: March 17, 2017 THE BELKO EXPERIMENT has a title that’s reminiscent of THE STANFORD PRISON EXPERIMENT. This may not be a coincidence, as THE BELKO EXPERIMENT plays like THE STANFORD PRISON EXPERIMENT if the latter tried steroids, then bypassed them and went straight to hemorrhagic fever. For those unfamiliar with it, 2015’s THE STANFORD PRISON EXPERIMENT, based on Dr. Philip Zimbardo’s book THE LUCIFER EFFECT, chronicles a real-life event that was supposed […]Read On »

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24: LEGACY: Co-Creator Manny Coto talks the spin-off series – exclusive interview

Guest star Carlos Bernard on 24: LEGACY | © 2017 Guy D'Alema/FOX

In 24: LEGACY, the Counter-Terrorism Unit (CTU) is once again fending off crises in one-hour real-time installments Monday nights on Fox Network. Newly-returned U.S. Army Ranger Eric Carter, played by Corey Hawkins, is recruited by the agency. He’s learning the ropes of what Jack Bauer used to do, with emergency on-the-job training. Executive producer Manny Coto co-created 24: LEGACY with Evan Katz; 24 creators Robert Cochran and Joel Surnow are also credited with devising the spin-off. Coto was previously an executive producer and show runner on the latter seasons of 24. He also created the science fiction series ODYSSEY 5 […]Read On »

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MOANA highlights Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Releases for March 7, 2017

MOANA |© 2017 Disney Home Video

Your guide to some of the new releases that are out this week. Catching up on many of the titles that I missed while being sick … plus new stuff that arrived. MOANA – Hard to go wrong with any Disney film these days. It seems they always knock it out of the park and that’s the case with MOANA, a wonderful and beautiful film about coming of age, magic and wonder. While most Disney animated titles are usually beautiful, MOANA is that much more because of the great variety of colors from the clear blue ocean to the vivid […]Read On »

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Movie Review: KONG: SKULL ISLAND

KONG SKULL ISLAND | © 2017 Warner Bros

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, John Goodman, Brie Larson, John C. Reilly, Corey Hawkins, Jing Tian, Shea Whigham, Toby Kebbell, Terry Notary Writers: Dan Gilroy and Max Borenstein and Derek Connolly, story by John Gatins Director: Jordan Vogt-Roberts Distributor: Warner Bros. Release Date: March 10, 2017 If King Kong and the Viet Nam War haven’t yet merged in your mind, they will now, for at least as long as you remember KONG: SKULL ISLAND. The new movie is mostly set in 1973. This may be because this is the era closest to our own when there could […]Read On »

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TV Review: BONES – Season 12 – “The Brain in the Bot”

Ryan O'Neal guest stars in BONES The Brain in the Bot |© 2017 Patrick McElhenney/FOX

Stars: David Boreanaz, Emily Deschanel, Michaela Conlin, TJ Thyne, Tamara Taylor, John Boyd, Ryan O’Neal, Carla Gallo, Sunnie Pelant Writer: Hilary Weisman Graham, series created by Hart Hanson, based on the life and writings of Kathy Reichs Director: Ian Toynton Network: Fox Network, Tuesdays @ 9 PM Airdate: January 10, 2017 Our beloved Dr. Temperance Brennan (Emily Deschanel) as a psychological sadist? That probably isn’t the intent in the BONES Season 12 episode “The Brain in the Bot,” but that’s the takeaway. You may wonder how that works. In the B plot, Brennan is planning her own surprise fortieth birthday […]Read On »

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TIME AFTER TIME: Kevin Williamson and Marcos Siega – interview

Freddie Stroma as H.G. Wells and Josh Bowman as John Stevenson in TIME AFTER TIME | © 2017 ABC/Bob D’Amico

ABC’s new Sunday night series TIME AFTER TIME is based on the cult classic 1979 film, about nineteenth-century science-fiction writer H.G. Wells chasing his erstwhile friend John Stevenson – aka Jack the Ripper – into the present and finding love with a modern woman. Kevin Williamson (the SCREAM films, DAWSON’S CREEK, THE VAMPIRE DIARIES) has adapted TIME AFTER TIME for television. He and his fellow executive producer, director Marcos Siega, talk about turning the story into a serial. Williamson also briefly talks about the series finale of THE VAMPIRE DIARIES, which airs this coming Friday, March 10. ASSIGNMENT X: Although […]Read On »

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TV Review: SUPERNATURAL – Season 11 – “Alpha and Omega” – SEASON FINALE

Rob Benedict as Chuck Shurley in SUPERNATURAL | © 2017 Bettina Strauss/The CW

Stars: Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Misha Collins, Mark A. Sheppard, Ruth Connell, Rob Benedict, Emily Swallow, Lisa Berry, Elizabeth Blackmore Writer: Andrew Dabb, series created by Eric Kripke Director: Phil Sgriccia Network: The CW, Wednesdays @ 9 PM Original Airdate: May 25, 2016 The SUPERNATURAL Season 11 finale, “Alpha and Omega,” goes for the emotion. Yeah, we’ve kinda-sorta been here before, but once in awhile, it’s okay to hug. Also, even though the audience knows if Season 12 is coming, there’s a good chance that the universe won’t end after all, the characters have to believe the end is nigh […]Read On »

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TV Review: BONES – Season 12 – “The Hope in the Horror” – SEASON PREMIERE

Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz in BONES The Hope in the Horror | © 2017 Ray Mickshaw/FOX

Stars: David Boreanaz, Emily Deschanel, Michaela Conlin, TJ Thyne, Tamara Taylor, John Boyd, Michael Grant Terry, Eric Millegan, Tim Guinee, Ravi Kapoor, Sara Rue Writer: Michael Peterson, series created by Hart Hanson, based on the life and writings of Kathy Reichs Director: Emily Deschanel Network: Fox Network, Tuesdays @ 9 PM Airdate: January 3, 2017 BONES starts its twelfth and final season with a relative bang in “The Hope in the Horror.” Unlike most BONES episodes, “Hope” has very little in the way of subplots. The first bit of the episode has all hands on deck seeking the kidnapped Dr. […]Read On »

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Movie Review: GET OUT

GET OUT | © 2017 Universal

Rating: R Stars: Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Lakeith Stanfield, Bradley Whitford, Catherine Keener, Betty Gabriel, Marcus Henderson, LilRel Howery, Caleb Landry Jones Writer: Jordan Peele Director: Jordan Peele Distributor: Universal Release Date: February 24, 2017 Director/writer Jordan Peele (of KEY & PEELE fame) describes his feature film debut GET OUT as horror, and we can take him at his word. GET OUT isn’t the type of horror we’re expecting from the set-up, but it gets there nonetheless, and it’s creepy throughout. Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) is a successful photographer who agrees, with some reservations, to go for the weekend to meet […]Read On »

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