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Movie Review: MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS

MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS movie poster | ©2017 20th Century Fox

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Daisy Ridley, Leslie Odom Jr., Tom Bateman, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Penelope Cruz, Josh Gad, Johnny Depp, Derek Jacobi, Sergei Polunin, Lucy Boynton, Marwan Kenzari, Michelle Pfeiffer, Judi Dench, Olivia Colman, Willem Dafoe Writer: Michael Green, based on the novel by Agatha Christie Director: Kenneth Branagh Distributor: 20th Century Fox Release Date: November 10, 2017 Agatha Christie’s durable mystery novel MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS has been adapted as a feature film in 1974, a telefilm in 2001, an episode of the series AGATHA CHRISTIE’S POIROT, and more. It’s also been unofficially adapted, ripped off and parodied […]Read On »

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INHUMANS: Marvel executive Jeph Loeb on Season 1 of new superhero series – Exclusive Interview

Lockjaw is Lockjaw in MARVEL'S INHUMANS | ©2017 ABC

In the new ABC Friday-night series INHUMANS, a hidden kingdom on our moon pits superpowered royalty against ordinary humans led by the king’s ambitious brother Maximus (Iwan Rheon). Meanwhile, ruler Black Bolt (Anson Mount), who refrains from speech because of the destructive power of his voice, finds new alliances on Earth in Hawaii. INHUMANS is based on a series of Marvel Comics, and is part of the Marvel Comics Universe. Jeph Loeb, Marvel Executive Vice-President, head of the company’s television division, talks about the new show, how the company came to choose Scott Buck as show runner, why its production […]Read On »

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New 4K, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Releases for 11/7

Cars 3 | © 2017 Disney Home Video

Your guide to some of the new releases that are out this week. CARS 3 When the trailer came out for CARS 3 it wasn’t sure if this was going to be a kids movie or if it was targeted at adults because of its serious tone. Luckily, the full feature isn’t at all like this and in fact, serves more as a true sequel to the original than CARS 2 ever does. Sure it is impossible to capture that original flare and imagination from the first film, but it does a pretty good job of matching the charm. Here […]Read On »

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Blu-ray Review: INTO THE NIGHT – Collector’s Edition

INTO THE NIGHT Blu-ray Collector's Edition | INTO THE NIGHT movie poster | ©2017 Shout Factory

Stars: Jeff Goldblum, Michelle Pfeiffer, Richard Farnsworth, Irene Papas, Kathryn Harrold Writer: Ron Koslow Director: John Landis Distributor: Shout! Factory Suggested Retail Price: $27.99 While you may know John Landis from his successful comedies (ANIMAL HOUSE, THE BLUES BROTHERS, TRADING PLACES) or his horror efforts (AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON, Michael Jackson’s THRILLER video), many of his projects  that fall in between are worth a second look. While I was never a fan of his 1992 vampire film INNOCENT BLOOD, its recent release on Blu-ray (and taken for what it is, which is a vampire crime thriller) has aged rather […]Read On »

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TV Review: DANCING WITH THE STARS – Season 25 – Week 8 – Trio Dance Night – Terrell Owens is out

Terell Owens and Cheryl Burke in DANCING WITH THE STARS - Season 25 | ©2017 ABC/Craig Sjodin

Stars: Frankie Muniz, Terrell Owens, Jordan Fisher, Victoria Arlen, Drew Scott, Lindsey Stirling Network: ABC, airs Monday Original Telecast: Nov. 6th, 2017 DANCING WITH THE STARS did something tonight they never have done before. They brought back former champs and one runner-up to dance alongside current contestants. And what a treat it was to see Alfonso Ribeiro dance again with Witney Carson & present partner Frankie Muniz. And watching Corbin Bleu Salsa next to Jordan Fisher & Lindsey Arnold tremendously entertained the audience and judges who gave them a perfect score, along with a previous one for the duos’ Quickstep. […]Read On »

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BERLIN STATION: Actor Leland Orser on Season 2 – Exclusive Interview

Leland Orser in BERLIN STATION - Season 2 | ©2017 Epix

In Epix’s BERLIN STATION, in its second season on Sunday nights, Leland Orser plays CIA operative Robert Kirsch. In Season 1, a mission went bad, Robert’s fellow operative, Hector DeJean (Rhys Ifans), turned out to be leaking secrets to the German press, and Robert’s boss and good friend Steven Frost (Richard Jenkins) was fired from the agency. This season, there’s a new head of station, BB Yates (Ashley Judd), who develops a different kind of relationship with Robert as the Berlin station tries to prevent a neo-Nazi terrorist attack. At the same time, Robert’s adolescent son Noah (Brandon Spink) comes […]Read On »

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RYAN HANSEN SOLVES CRIMES ON TELEVISION: Creator Rawson Marshall Thurber on new comedy series – Interview

Ryan Hansen and Samira Wiley in RYAN HANSEN SOLVES CRIMES - Season 1 | ©2017 YouTube Red

In the new YouTube Red comedy series RYAN HANSEN SOLVES CRIMES ON TELEVISION, actor Ryan Hansen plays an oblivious version of himself. This Ryan Hansen is being followed around by a reality TV crew as he helps, and annoys, LAPD Detective Jessica Mathers (Samira Wiley) catch criminals. RYAN HANSEN SOLVES CRIMES ON TELEVISION was created by Rawson Marshall Thurber, a writer/director whose feature credits include the cult comedy DODGEBALL, WE’RE THE MILLERS, CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE and the upcoming actioner SKYSCRAPER. ASSIGNMENT X: Did RYAN HANSEN SOLVES CRIMES ON TELEVISION fit into your movie-making schedule? RAWSON MARSHALL THURBER: It sure did. I […]Read On »

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KEVIN (PROBABLY) SAVES THE WORLD: Co-creator Tara Butters on new ABC series – Interview

KEVIN (PROBABLY) SAVES THE WORLD key art | ©2017 ABC

In ABC’s Tuesday night fantasy dramedy KEVIN (PROBABLY) SAVES THE WORLD, Jason Ritter plays Kevin Finn. Kevin is a one-time Wall Street whiz who has returned to small-town Texas to stay with his widowed sister Amy (JoAnna Garcia Swisher) and her teen daughter Reese (Chloe East) after suffering a breakdown. Kevin’s life is changed when a meteor crashes into a nearby field, accompanied by “Warrior of God” Yvette (Kimberly Hebert Gregory). Yvette informs the astonished Kevin that he is one of the thirty-six righteous people on Earth – it is his task to find the other thirty-five. Yvette, who protects […]Read On »

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S.W.A.T.: Executive producer Shawn Ryan on new reboot – Interview

Shemar Moore as Daniel "Hondo" Harrelson in S.W.A.T. - Season 1 | ©2017 CBS / Monty Brinton

Although it shares the same name as its 1975 predecessor (and the 2003 feature film), CBS’ Thursday night drama SWAT is largely a new endeavor. While the Special Weapons and Tactics squad is still named Daniel “Hondo” Harrelson and we still hear Barry De Vorzon’s indelible theme music, this SWAT is a much more grounded take on the heavily armed crisis division of the police department. Set in and around South Central Los Angeles, the new SWAT deals extensively not only with police response to violent crime, but also the strained relationship between the department and the often mistrustful community […]Read On »

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TV Review: DANCING WITH THE STARS – Season 25 – Week 7 – Vanessa Lachey and Nikki Bella double elimination

Nikki Bella and Artem Chigvintsev in DANCING WITH THE STARS - Season 25 | ©2017 ABC/Craig Sjodin

Stars: Vanessa Lachey, Nikki Bella, Frankie Muniz, Terrell Owens, Jordan Fisher, Victoria Arlen, Drew Scott, Lindsey Stirling Network: ABC, airs Monday Original Telecast: October 30th, 2017 Wow! Once again DANCING WITH THE STARS pulls a fast one on the dancing duos. In fact, it was such a mind blower that it appeared that even the hosts Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews had no prior knowledge of it, unless they are very good actors. Out of no where it was revealed, while two couples stayed in jeopardy at the end of the show, that both of the couples – Vanessa Lachey […]Read On »

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