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The X List: Assignment X’s Best of 2010 – Albums and Singles

Gaslight Anthem - AMERICAN SLANG

10 FAVORITE ALBUMS (in alphabetical order) Daft Punk – TRON: LEGACY soundtrack There were some great soundtracks this year, but damn, these techno boys created the best John Carpenter/Alan Howarth score that the never wrote. The movie may be polarizing, but this soundtrack will make you appreciate being a user. Frightened Rabbit – THE WINTER OF MIXED DRINKS A wonderful, alternative rock find. A group whose music seeps with angst and emotion, while not sounding mainstream. This is everything Arcade Fire’s THE SUBURBS album should have been. Gaslight Anthem – AMERICAN SLANG A Jersey band with a heavy Boss influence, […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: CAPRICA’s Sasha Roiz gets into mob mentality

Sasha Roiz in CAPRICA - Season One | ©2010 Syfy/photo by Jeff Weddell

The storyline is blowing up – literally – on Syfy’s CAPRICA, the prequel series to the network’s acclaimed remake of BATTLESTAR GALACTICA. There are monotheistic terrorists from Gemenon running amok, the persona of one dead girl wandering through cyberspace as an immortal, another girl in the giant body of a prototype Cylon – and then there are the Adama brothers, Joseph, played by Esai Morales, a very conflicted lawyer (and father of young William, who will grow up to be played by Edward James Olmos on BSG), and his brother Sam, played by Sasha Roiz, who is a professional mobster. […]Read On »

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EBERT PRESENTS AT THE MOVIES names Ignatiy Vishnevetsky as new co-host

Co-host Ignatiy Vishnevetsky from EBERT PRESENTS AT THE MOVIES

The shape of the new EBERT PRESENTS AT THE MOVIES just added the final piece of its puzzle with the announcement of its second film critic today. Ignatiy Vishnevetsky (from Mubi.com and a contributor to THE CHICAGO READER) will partner up with the ASSOCIATED PRESS critic Christy Lemire to co-host the new program which will debut on January 21st on public television stations across the U.S. Roger Ebert serves as co-producer on the show and will also be part of a special segment each week. The famous “Thumbs Up” system Ebert made famous with Gene Siskel when they top-lined their […]Read On »

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The X List: MACHETE is one of the Highlights to DVD and Blu-ray Titles This Week

(c) 2011 Fox Home Entertainment. MACHETTE

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. Happy New Year! But, unfortunately, for DVDs and Blu-ray titles, this time of year it’s slim pickens. However, each week something is always interesting. Here’s what I think you might enjoy. Movies: MACHETE – They called him Machette … what began as a simple one-shot trailer as part […]Read On »

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In Memorium: THE TOWN and IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER actor passes away at 64

Pete Postlewaite in THE TOWN | ©2010 Warner Bros.

Popular British character actor Pete Postlethwaite, who was recently seen in the Ben Affleck directed drama THE TOWN, CLASH OF THE TITANS and INCEPTION, passed away over the weekend at the age of 64 after a battle with cancer. Postlethwaite performed with the Royal Shakespeare Company as well as becoming a solid character performer in numerous films over the years, but it was his role in the Jim Sheridan directed IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER that garnered the notice of Hollywood in 1993 and the actor has been working non-stop ever since. Roles in USUAL SUSPECTS, JAMES AND THE […]Read On »

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In Memorium: FORBIDDEN PLANET star Anne Francis passes away at 80

Anne Francis in FORBIDDEN PLANET | ©Warner Bros.

Actress Anne Francis passed away at the age of 80 over this weekend after a battle with lung cancer. Best known for her role in the classic 1950’s science-fiction film FORBIDDEN PLANET, Francis also appeared on TV in the private detective series HONEY WEST. In PLANET, Francis played Altaira, one of two surviving humans on a mysterious planet and has admitted in interviews no one ever expected that science-fiction film to have the longevity it did. In the intervening years, Francis became a staple of television, starring in many crime dramas throughout the ‘60s, 70s and ‘80s. The actress was […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: It’s all in the family for CASTLE stars Susan Sullivan and Molly Quinn

Molly Quinn in CASTLE - Season Three - "Anatomy of a Murder" | ©2010 ABC/Jordin Althaus

Richard Castle (Nathan Fillion), mystery writer extraordinaire, is enjoying his third season of crime-solving on ABC’s Monday-night hit CASTLE. Castle is able to beguile most women – even Kate Beckett (Stana Katic), the prickly NYPD detective he follows around for inspiration, is beginning to fall for him. But there are two females Castle can’t sneak anything past – his much-married Broadway actress mother Martha Rodgers, played by Susan Sullivan, and his bright teenaged daughter Alexis, played by Molly Quinn. They keep Castle honest and allow him to show enduring love and loyalty in his home life, even as he has […]Read On »

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Technology Profile: Why new app DODDLE will change the film industry

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It was only time before someone came up with a novel application to aid the filmmaking industry and the new app Doddle has done just that. Created by Mobile Imagination partners Richard Kwiat and Jim Robertson, Doddle (which by definition is a “job or task that’s easy to complete”) is an international resource guide (and available for iPhone, iPad and soon for Blackberry and Android) for film industry professionals and allows film productions to use their GPS on their phone to get nearby locations or reviews of vendors, restaurants, etc among other things. Additionally, it allows people to put their […]Read On »

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A NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS, TANGLED and TRON: LEGACY will arrive in the 3D Blu-ray format

TRON LEGACY movie poster - final

As HD-3D television sets are looking to become the new “it” thing when it comes to home entertainment, Walt Disney Studios announced today that it’s getting an edge on its competitors with the announcement for their Blu-ray 3D titles for 2011. Fifteen films will be released in the new year with this new format including the animated classics THE LION KING and BEAUTY AND THE BEAST as well as this winter’s big hits TRON: LEGACY and TANGLED. These titles will be available day-in-date with the standard 2D Blu-ray versions. Other titles that will get this super-duper deluxe treatment in 2011 […]Read On »

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TV Review: PRIMEVAL – Season 4 – “Episode One”

Ben Mansfield, Ruth Kearney, Hannah Spearritt, Andrew-Lee Potts and Ciarán McMenamin in PRIMEVAL - Season 4 |© 2010 Impossible Pictures

PRIMEVAL returns – almost beyond all reason – for a fourth series of adventures two years after its cancellation and miraculous resurrection via some joint funding (which will see it through at least a fifth series airing later in 2011). I’ve been following the show since its debut as an ITV DOCTOR WHO rival, and it’s one of those series that just seems to hang on despite not being all that good. It has a great premise, some decent characters (at least initially), a cute hook via the cheesy CGI dinosaurs and monsters that populate every episode, but it never manages to rise above mediocrity. And yet, here we are talking about its fourth series premiere.

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