Movie Review: THE PURGE

THE PURGE movie poster | ©2013 Universal Pictures

Rating: R Stars: Ethan Hawke, Lena Headey, Max Burkholder, Adelaide Kane, Edwin Hodge, Rhys Wakefield, Tony Oller Writer: James DeMonaco Director: James DeMonaco Distributor: Universal Release Date: June 7, 2013 Harking back to the independently-made science fiction and horror films of the Sixties and Seventies, THE PURGE takes place in a dystopian near-future (2022) where the government maintains control and order via draconian means. At first, in writer/director James DeMonaco’s vision, all seems well in America. The jobless rate is down to one percent, crime is down, the economy is thriving. The government credits this to “The Purge,” a twelve-hour […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: FRANKLIN & BASH Kevin Falls & Jamie Tarses lay down the law

FRANKLIN & BASH - Season 1 - "Big Fish" | ©2011 TNT/Trae Patton

On TNT’s new legal dramedy FRANKLIN & BASH, Breckin Meyer plays Jared Franklin and Paul-Mark Gosselaar plays Peter Bash. The two are lifelong best friends who run their ambulance-chasing law partnership from home until they are unexpectedly recruited by Malcolm McDowell’s very upscale Stanton Infeld to bring some new blood to his stodgy but lucrative firm. Executive producers Jamie Tarses and series co-creator Kevin Falls – the other executive producers are Falls’ co-creator Bill Chais and director Jason Ensler – tell us everything it’s lawful to reveal about FRANKLIN & BASH. ASSIGNMENT X: What was the genesis of the show? […]Read On »

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TRUE BLOOD: THE COMPLETE THIRD SEASON is one of the Blu-ray and DVD picks this week

TRUE BLOOD SEASON 2 | © 2011 HBO Home Video

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. MOVIES DRIVE ANGRY – While not for the intellectual types that think everything must hinge on reality and have a definitive concrete storyline, DRIVE ANGRY is actually quite fun and Nicolas Cage is at his crazy best as a dude that escapes hell in order to save his […]Read On »

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Interview: Malcolm McDowell on the 40th Anniversary of A CLOCKWORK ORANGE

Malcolm McDowell in A CLOCKWORK ORANGE | ©1971 Warner Bros.

In 1971, director Stanley Kubrick created a whole new filmic language with his controversial adaptation of the Anthony Burgess novel A CLOCKWORK ORANGE. A slightly futuristic satire on free will, the film starred Malcolm McDowell as the ultra-violent Alex, a wayward youth who finds a thrill in empty acts of sex and violence. When he’s sentenced to prison for murder, he’s enlisted into a new government program designed to curb his anti-social tendencies, but the after effects transform Alex from villain to unlikely anti-hero. A CLOCKWORK ORANGE has remained a polarizing film for decades and the new two-disc Blu-ray edition […]Read On »

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