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  • “Marjorie Prime,” One of the Year’s Most Anticipated and Acclaimed Sci-Fi Films, Has Great Opening Weekend

    “Marjorie Prime,” One of the Year’s Most Anticipated and Acclaimed Sci-Fi Films, Has Great Opening Weekend

    August 21, 2017 — Friday saw the opening of one of the most anticipated sci-fi dramas of the year: Marjorie Prime.Intangible, it is often difficult to remember what is real and what isn’t. And what you want to remember or would prefer to forget.Marjorie Prime (Lois Smith) is an 86-year-old woman suffering from dementia. As she loses her ability to remember – though maintains a sense of bereavement over the loss of her husband – her family buys her a […]

  • “We Start By Believing the Victim” – British Police Tackle Horrific Crime With New Specialist Unit

    “We Start By Believing the Victim” – British Police Tackle Horrific Crime With New Specialist Unit

    August 17, 2017 — In July 2012, the Greater Manchester Police, in England, set out to take on rape crimes in a way that has never been attempted before: mass train a group of officers and create a task force of specialist rape investigators.Between 2012 and 2015, rape cases reported to the Manchester Police grew 124%. The crime is insistent and horrific, and investigators are working to tackle it while also remaining an open and comforting resource for victims. This […]

  • Law Enforcement Have Their Work Cut Out for Them – and Always Will – Thanks to These International Crime Syndicates

    Law Enforcement Have Their Work Cut Out for Them – and Always Will – Thanks to These International Crime Syndicates

    August 16, 2017 — From Robert Stack, renowned host of the hit series Unsolved Mysteries, comes a critically-acclaimed PBS series exploring the extensions of mob crime. From the Soviet Union to China to at home on American soil, learn the details of the relationships between these countries’ crime syndicates and how they each influence politics and economics on the world stage.With coverage on the topic spanning decades and continents, no tale is left uncovered: those of love and despair, those […]

  • Navigate Life and Love in Hollywood in the Eponymous “Cybill”

    Navigate Life and Love in Hollywood in the Eponymous “Cybill”

    August 15, 2017 — Brought to you by the writers of Sex and the City and Six Feet Under is a sitcom that will more than likely cause laughter, cheering and surprise.Cybill’s female-dominated cast will take you for the ride of your life as the eponymous Cybill navigates dating, exes, two daughters and her stagnant acting career. It takes a hard-drinking best friend like Maryann to keep Cybill from losing her head.But at the end of the day, you can’t […]

  • Big Wheels Are Still Rollin’ on “Movin’ On”

    Big Wheels Are Still Rollin’ on “Movin’ On”

    August 14, 2017 – Don’t let your 9-to-5 job and three kids keep you from experiencing a road trip across America: you can now tune in to Amazon Prime and experience all this great country has to offer with the hit NBC series Movin’ On.The fantastic chemistry between Claude Akins, playing rig-driving Sonny, and Frank Converse, playing his smarty-pants partner in crime Will, results in a long-standing onscreen friendship that brings with it laughs, drama and a whole lot of […]

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  • Canadian Investors Don’t Play Fair or Nice in the Hit Series “Traders”

    Canadian Investors Don’t Play Fair or Nice in the Hit Series “Traders”

    August 13, 2017 — Contrary to popular belief, Canadians don’t always play nice — and the actions of investment bankers in Toronto’s biggest hedge fund will have unimaginable consequences.Delve into the drama of Gardner/Ross, an investment house where high stakes fall on the shoulders of Canada’s toughest investment bankers. The pressure’s on when founder Cedric Ross is jailed for fraud and his daughter Sally Ross is left steering the company while scrambling for answers.Personal life intertwines with workplace ambitions in […]

  • The Silver Screen Has Nothing on Television’s Behind-the-Scenes Drama

    The Silver Screen Has Nothing on Television’s Behind-the-Scenes Drama

    August 11, 2017 – Watching a show about coworkers seems like the least exciting thing after a day’s work, but The Industry – a brilliant satirical series set in an office space – is here to prove you wrong.Welcome to the cutthroat world of the industry where television stars meet the ruthless ambition of TV executives. Backstabbing and deceit are the only ways to come out on top in the bureaucratic jungle of Canadian TV, and each character will do […]

  • The Figures Of This Boy’s Wildest Imagination Come True

    The Figures Of This Boy’s Wildest Imagination Come True

    August 10, 2017 — So few movies area fun for children and for parents alike. But Pirates of the Plain beat all expectations — funny, snide, entertaining and enjoyable, whoever chooses to watch it.Bobby is a sensitive young boy whose imagination catches up with him. Bored in his Midwestern neighborhood, he welcomes the arrival of a pirate who has just fallen out of the atmosphere and into a completely new experience — life in an almost-2st century cornfield. Of course, […]

  • From Human Mysteries to Supernatural Conundrums, One of TV’s Longest-Running Series Has Answers

    From Human Mysteries to Supernatural Conundrums, One of TV’s Longest-Running Series Has Answers

    August 9, 2017 — Conspiracy theories, paranormal activity, murder mysteries – Robert Stack’s Unsolved Mysteries has it all.Combining interview footage, witness testimonies and dramatic re-enactments, Unsolved Mysteries paints vivid, often horrifying and always real mysterious scenarios, presenting viewers with cold, hard facts and, hopefully, some answers.In a plethora of cases, justice is served, loved ones are reunited and the mysteries are unsolved no more. In other cases, we’re faced with some of the oddest, most thrilling or disturbing conundrums in […]

  • “A Different World” is Not So Different From Our Lives After All

    “A Different World” is Not So Different From Our Lives After All

    August 9, 2016 — Audience favorites Lisa Bonet and Jasmine Guy return as their beloved Cosby characters in the hit spin-off A Different World.Set at a historically black college in the 1980s, A Different World is a ground-breaking sitcom for its time that does not shy away from social issues like race relations, HIV/AIDS, teen pregnancy and marriage, date rape, domestic violence, police brutality and more. For perhaps the first time, young viewers – and particularly young black audiences – […]

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  • A Brilliant Cast Anchors A Quirky Comedy In “The Big White”

    A Brilliant Cast Anchors A Quirky Comedy In “The Big White”

    August 8, 2017 —  A collection of comic heavyweights stars in this bizarre, quirky and very funny movie.Robin Williams plays Paul Barnell, an Alaskan travel agent whose business is not going well at all. What he really needs is the body of his long lost brother, so he can claim the insurance. The agency refuses to pay up without the body.So when the agent finds a body, he sets a plan on motion that will cause people to think that […]

  • Real Crimes, Real Disappearances, Real Diseases — Reality Is Why “Forensic Files” Is Unique

    Real Crimes, Real Disappearances, Real Diseases — Reality Is Why “Forensic Files” Is Unique

    August 8, 2017 — There has to be a reason for a show to stay on for 14 years. Forensic Files is still the longest running true crime series in television history. The show, which began in 1996, has gone through a number of name changes, but the premise has remained the same over the years (1996 – 2011). Crimes, missing persons, accidents and disease outbreaks are examined and investigated by experts: police officers, coroners, doctors, legal experts, medical examiners and other law […]

  • Feel At Home With the Legendary Down-to-Earth Sitcom “Roseanne”

    Feel At Home With the Legendary Down-to-Earth Sitcom “Roseanne”

    August 7, 2017 – A woman so legendary that she only needs one name: Roseanne.Starring in the most-watched TV series in the United States in 1989 and 1990, nominated for 25 Primetime Emmy Awards® and 14 Golden Globe Awards®, Roseanne Barr changed the face of the American sitcom forever with her iconic, self-titled series Roseanne.Celebrated for its realistic portrayal of working-class American family, follow the Conners as they tackle the facts of life with edge, wit and a whole lot […]

  • Aliens – They’re Just Like Us!

    Aliens – They’re Just Like Us!

    August 7, 2017 – Everyone remembers the day the aliens finally invaded planet Earth.3rd Rock from the Sun is the seminal sitcom of the late 1990s and one of the most unique, whacky and hilarious series of all time.The High Commander, Lieutenant and officers of a faraway planet have been sent to Earth to learn more about our primitive lifestyles. Learning about American culture and blending in are hard enough! What they didn’t expect was to find family, friendships and […]

  • The Elites at Pensacola Air Base Live On The Edge Every Day

    The Elites at Pensacola Air Base Live On The Edge Every Day

    August 4, 2017 — Being an instructor is always a difficult job. But how much more difficult does the job become if a teacher recognizes that a student’s failure to take in the lessons could result in his or her death?The instructors at Pensacola’s Naval Air Station are faced with that issue every time they encounter a new group of recruits.Marine Lieutenant Colonel Bill Kelly (award-winning television legend James Brolin (Marcus Welby, M.D., Catch Me If You Can) was a war hero and […]

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  • The Partition Of India Was A Political Situation With Enormous Personal Consequences

    The Partition Of India Was A Political Situation With Enormous Personal Consequences

    August 4, 2107 — Set against the turbulent emotions that accompanied the split of Hindu India and Moslem Pakistan, Partition explores the emotions and the hatreds that ran so close to the surface.But the love between Gian, a Sikh, and Naseem, a Muslim, cannot be denied, and the pair marries and has a son, Vijay.But soon Naseem learns of the existence of her family, and she is determined to see them. Soon, however, her family has forbidden her to see […]

  • “It’s Not Yet Dark” Follows Irish Filmmaker with ALS, the Disease That Claimed Sam Shepard This Week

    “It’s Not Yet Dark” Follows Irish Filmmaker with ALS, the Disease That Claimed Sam Shepard This Week

    From Lou Gehrig to Stephen Hawking to the Ice Bucket Challenge to Frankie Fenton’s new documentary It’s Not Yet Dark, ALS — amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as motor neuron disease (MND) — has been in the public eye for as long as many of us can remember. Still, its origins and consequences remain a mystery, puzzling scientists to this day.What we can deduce with immediate results is the experience of living with ALS. From diagnosis to the struggles of […]

  • BBC Miniseries “Run” Depicts Lives Of Moral Ambiguity, Where Choice Is A Luxury

    BBC Miniseries “Run” Depicts Lives Of Moral Ambiguity, Where Choice Is A Luxury

    August 2, 2017 — Choice is often a luxury. That’s what the people of Run learn, not always to their benefit.In this four part BBC series of Run, the lives of four seemingly random people are determined by the choices they make. They are people who are just scraping by. One decision, either way, will affect their life. One wrong decision can ruin everything.This four-part miniseries pins a spotlight on the plight of inner-city denizens who are just getting by […]

  • Vanessa Redgrave And Jane Alexander Star In The Remarkable “Playing For Time”

    Vanessa Redgrave And Jane Alexander Star In The Remarkable “Playing For Time”

    August 2, 2017 — Fania Fenelon was a famous cabaret performer and chanteuse in Paris before World War II. However, her half-Jewish background added to the fact that she had aided the partisans, was enough to ensure her a place on one of the cattle cars heading to Auschwitz.There she endured unbelievable deprivations and hardships until it was discovered that she could be of use to the Nazi guards. She, and a number of other Jewish musicians, are enlisted to […]

  • Actors Gave Their Very Best Performances for Mike Nichols

    Actors Gave Their Very Best Performances for Mike Nichols

    August 1, 2017 — Mikhail Igor Peschkowsky was born in Berlin, Germany in 1931 to a Russian-Jewish immigrant father and a German-Jewish mother. In 1939, as the German government started to arrest Jews, he and his brother Robert were sent to America where his father, Pavel Nikolaevich Peschkowsky, had emigrated. His mother would follow. Eventually the family would wind up in New York, where the father would establish a medical practice.The father would change his name to Paul Nichols. His son would change […]

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  • This BBC Production Is As Lavish As And Unpredictable As Casanova’s Life

    This BBC Production Is As Lavish As And Unpredictable As Casanova’s Life

    August 1, 2017 — The image of Casanova that has come down through history is that of an accomplished and insatiable lover, a talented author, a man who escaped from prison, an alchemist, a man who met with England’s King George III and Catherine the Great of Russia, an intellect, a world traveller. But the idea of Casanova as an old man, with no money and in ill-health — but with a remarkable life to look back on —  is difficult to imagine. […]

  • Celebrate the Legendary Career of Iconic Photojournalist John G. Morris, Dead at 100

    Celebrate the Legendary Career of Iconic Photojournalist John G. Morris, Dead at 100

    July 31, 2017 — No single name has been more influential in the world of Western photojournalism than that of John G. Morris.The legendary picture editor changed the face of photojournalism during the Second World War when he was responsible for publishing some of the most iconic and famous images of warfare, including the “Magnificent Eleven” photos of the D-Day invasion of Normandy in 1944. Delivering the edited images in record time to Life, they were published almost immediately in […]

  • Fact-Based Spooks Up the Ante on a Chilling Series of “Most Haunted”

    Fact-Based Spooks Up the Ante on a Chilling Series of “Most Haunted”

    July 31, 2017 — Ghost stories might be easy to shake off, but when you pair them with cold, hard historical fact, the potential they present is all the more real and all the more freaky.From the spectacularly popular Most Haunted series comes an eight-part spin off destined to deliver the spookiest stories yet: murder mysteries in the eerie and ominous English countryside.What happens to those who are brutally and unfairly murdered? Some people have already discovered the answer — […]

  • Celebrate the Golden Age of Science Fiction with the Thrilling “The Ray Bradbury Theater” Series

    Celebrate the Golden Age of Science Fiction with the Thrilling “The Ray Bradbury Theater” Series

    July 28  2017 — Written by the sci-fi legend himself, The Ray Bradbury Theater offers an opportunity for some of the most iconic, thrilling and inventive stories from the Golden Age of Science Fiction to come to life. Based on Bradbury’s internationally-acclaimed novels and short stories, as well as brand new original teleplays, the series explores the thrilling, scary, perverse and dystopian alternate realities in which we could so easily find ourselves. Crazy carnies. A haunted lake. Night watchers. Murder […]

  • “Tarzan” Is A Story That Resonates With All Generations

    “Tarzan” Is A Story That Resonates With All Generations

    July 27, 2017 — Tarzan is a story for the ages.Edgar Rice Burroughs created the European child brought up in the jungle, who knows only what he has learned in this natural state. And yet he knows enough to defeat his enemies, in whatever shape they appear.Tarzan has has may incarnations. In this one he has returned to the jungle after years of living in civilization — a world that has repudiated.His return to the jungle is a cause for […]

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  • This Is A Remarkable Debut — “My Father Die” Vaults Sean Brosnan Into The Ranks Of Brilliant Directors

    This Is A Remarkable Debut — “My Father Die” Vaults Sean Brosnan Into The Ranks Of Brilliant Directors

    July 27, 2017 —  Southern Gothic just got a little more extreme, with a tough and violent heart.Variety  said of My Father Die, “Sean Brosnan’s accomplished feature debut is a primal bayou-country revenge tale bordering on horror. … [a] thematically simple, aesthetically complex revenge tale…this is a bold and talented debut…[Brosnan]…brings a poet’s flamboyance and unpredictable rhythms” to the film.The swamp-thing progeny of Beasts of the Southern Wild and The Night of the Hunter (with a little Cape Fear thrown in), “My Father Die” […]

  • The Band “Chicago” Is One Of The Best-Selling Groups Of All Time

    The Band “Chicago” Is One Of The Best-Selling Groups Of All Time

    July 26, 2017 — The rock band Chicago began in 1967. The self-proclaimed “rock and roll band with horns” didn’t take very long to establish themselves — by 1968 they had signed with Columbia Records.They would be assigned the enviable task of opening for better-known act like Hendrix and Joplin, but they weren’t second-stringers long. Their first record, a double album, would  sell over a million copies.From then on, there was no stopping them. They put out hits for the next several […]

  • In The Award-Winning “The Sweet Hereafter,” Death Comes With Unforeseen Trauma

    In The Award-Winning “The Sweet Hereafter,” Death Comes With Unforeseen Trauma

    July 24, 2017 —  A school bus crashes through a barrier into a lake. Who is responsible—the bus, the town, the bus driver? And who is supposed to tell the parents?A lawyer convinces the parents of the children affected by the accident that they need to sue as a means of getting back at the people who should be held responsible. But who is responsible? And does the lawyer have motives of his own that make him eager to sue?No one’s […]

  • These Crimes Fascinate Us, Even As They Repel Us

    These Crimes Fascinate Us, Even As They Repel Us

    July 21, 2017 — If this man decided to be a murderer, he would get away with it. Fred Dinenage knows all about murder. During his 50+ years as an announcer, presenter and co-anchor of various programs, crime is often his subject matter. He ghosted two autobiographies for the Kray twins, the infamous London gangsters and organized crime lords who worked out of London’s East End in the 1950s and 1960s. He also gained unparalleled access to the Richardson Brothers (known as “The […]

  • David Bowie And Terence Stamp Provide Horror —  And Sex Appeal

    David Bowie And Terence Stamp Provide Horror — And Sex Appeal

    July 21, 2017 —  These horror stories are seriously exciting.That may sound like a contradiction, but hosts Terence Stamp and David Bowie are the perfect companions for these forays into the horrible, the unnerving, the dreadful, the disturbing.The Hunger is a powerful, erotic and horror-filled anthology series, with each of the 44 episodes comprising a complete tale of horror.Stamp and Bowie host 22 episodes each, and a long list of intriguing guest stars — Daniel Craig (the James Bond franchise), Lena Headey […]

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  • A Small, Wooden Box Contains All Of Life’s Secrets — But You May Not Want To Know Them

    A Small, Wooden Box Contains All Of Life’s Secrets — But You May Not Want To Know Them

    July 20, 2017 — Susan’s life is difficult. She has a curio shop in an undisclosed location, she’s lonely and sad.And she has a terminal illness.A client expresses serious interest in a small box she has in her possession, making her curious about its history and worth. A little research informs her that one of the previous owners, Dr. Kaminsky, believed that the box contained a human life force.Having little to lose, Susan inhales it, and find herself cured.For the […]

  • According To Noam Chomsky, Nothing Threatens The American Dream More Than Income Inequality

    According To Noam Chomsky, Nothing Threatens The American Dream More Than Income Inequality

    July 20,2017 — Noamrequiem is worried about income inequality.Recognized as one of the world’s great intellectuals, Chomsky has taught for  years at M.I.T. (he graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and did his graduate work at Harvard). He has written over 100 books in numerous fields — linguistics, the media, politics, war and economics. He continues to do research to this day — he is 88 years old — and remains one of the most-cited authors in academia.Early on he argued against […]

  • “Hearts Afire” Stars The Beloved John Ritter And A Galaxy Of Remarkable Actors

    “Hearts Afire” Stars The Beloved John Ritter And A Galaxy Of Remarkable Actors

    July 19, 2017 — Some people have a perfect persona. Anything they touch is remarkable television.John Ritter (Three’s Company, Bad Santa), was one of those people. In Hearts Afire he stars as a Conservative senator’s aide, and Markie Post (Night Court, There’s Something about Mary), is a free-spirited journalist/press secretary who works with him in Washington in this cutting-edge political farce. They both work for Senator Strobe Smithers (George Gaynes, Punky Brewster) and have to navigate Washington’s treacherous waters.Despite their opposing […]

  • Everyone Is Enchanted With The Creatures In “Monster Hunt” — Especially Wuba, The Baby Monster King

    Everyone Is Enchanted With The Creatures In “Monster Hunt” — Especially Wuba, The Baby Monster King

    July 19, 2017 — Monster Hunt, the second highest grossing film in Chinese cinema history, is now available  in a family-friendly English language version.The charming live action/animation movie, directed by Raman Hui, DreamWorks animator (the Shrek franchise, Kung Fu Panda, Madagascar, Puss in Boots) and director (Shrek 3 and Kung Fu Panda), tells the story of a time in Chinese history, long, long ago, when monsters and humans both lived on Earth.Humans hunted monsters, who rarely ventured into human areas. But when […]

  • The Acclaimed Documentary “Going Clear: Scientology And The Prison Of Belief” Won 3 Emmys And A Peabody Award

    The Acclaimed Documentary “Going Clear: Scientology And The Prison Of Belief” Won 3 Emmys And A Peabody Award

    July 18, 2017 — Going Clear: Scientology and The Prison of Belief is one of the most acclaimed documentaries of the past few years. Originally presented at the Sundance Film Festival, the controversial film is largely based on interviews with former members of the Church of Scientloogy. Much of the material presented is unflattering to the church; it is based on a book by Lawrence Wright, who was a member of the church for many years, and who appears in the film.Ex-members describe […]

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  • “The Cake Eaters” Is A Romance With An All-Star Cast

    “The Cake Eaters” Is A Romance With An All-Star Cast

    July 17, 2017 — Romance is supposed to be automatic. You meet, fall in love, and everything is roses and candlelight. But the truth is that romance is often not so easy.The people in The Cake Eaters are all going through difficult times and their relationships have to be worked out in the midst of emotional upheaval. The Cake Eaters was the directorial debut of Mary Stuart Masterson (Chances Are, Fried Green Tomatoes, Some Kind of Wonderful), who chose the family drama/love story as her […]

  • Tab Hunter Describes the Double Life Of A Closeted Gay Man/Heart Throb In 1950s Hollywood In “Tab Hunter Confidential”

    Tab Hunter Describes the Double Life Of A Closeted Gay Man/Heart Throb In 1950s Hollywood In “Tab Hunter Confidential”

    July 17, 2017– He had all American good looks, a chiseled jaw, blond hair and blue eyes. He was true heart-throb material, and Warner Bros. recognized his value immediately.One of the final group of actors the studio would put under contract — the others included James Dean and Natalie Wood — he was only 21 when he was cast as one of the leads in Island of Desire, opposite Linda Darnell.A year later, in 1957, he would record a song entitled First […]

  • The Students Have To Learn How To Survive The Night On “Unhallowed Ground”

    The Students Have To Learn How To Survive The Night On “Unhallowed Ground”

    July 14, 2017 — It’s the kind of school anyone would want to go to. The prestigious and privileged Dhoultham School has a long and storied history.Unfortunately, the stories include ritualistic murder and Satanic pacts. In the 17th century, fearing death by the plague, the students of the school made a pact with the devil which required them to murder four of their own in a ritual sacrifice. In modern times, 6 students, newbie military cadets, are left at the school when […]

  • “The Inheritance” Is Filed With Old-Fashioned Charm

    “The Inheritance” Is Filed With Old-Fashioned Charm

    July 13, 2017 — She is everything that a heroine should be.Beautiful, young, an orphan, Edith Adelon is supposed to be a companion to a 19th century New England girl, but her outgoing nature, charm and natural goodness raise her above the usual order of companion.The only difficulty is that she has fallen deeply in love with one of the young men she is supposed to vet for her good friend.This is romance with all of the trimmings — beautiful […]

  • Sidney Lumet Was A Remarkable Artist And A Remarkable Man

    Sidney Lumet Was A Remarkable Artist And A Remarkable Man

    July 21, 2017 — He was the consummate director. 12 Angry Men. Fail-Safe. Serpico. The Pawnbroker. Dog Day Afternoon. Network. Murder on the Orient Express.They were all directed by Sidney Lumet. And that’s just the beginning of the list.Sidney Lumet was one of the most prolific and most acclaimed directors of all time.His films were nominated for 46 Academy Awards® and won 6. Considered an actor’s director, the great film actors loved working with him, and he directed most of the best: […]

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  • Sometimes Even Your Best Friends Are Not What You Expect

    Sometimes Even Your Best Friends Are Not What You Expect

    July 12, 2017 — 4th Man Out is a charming comedy about what happens when one member of a quartet of close, blue-collar friends, finally admits to his life-long buddies that he is gay.The other three are stunned, disturbed and incredibly unsure about what happens next. They know they need to adjust, but the shocked trio is used to a relationship that has not needed adjustment in a long time. Part of their friendship relies on familiarity, something that just flew out […]

  • “Truman” Is One Of The Most Brilliant Acting Jobs You Will See This Year (Or Any Other)

    “Truman” Is One Of The Most Brilliant Acting Jobs You Will See This Year (Or Any Other)

    July 12, 2017 –-Truman  is one of the most-acclaimed movies to come out of Spain and Argentina in decades.Director Cesc Gay’s deeply moving and beautifully acted film has won 29 awards since its premiere in 2015, including 5 Goya Awards — the Spanish equivalent of the Oscars®. At the 30th Award ceremony, the film was awarded Best Film, Best Actor, Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor.Julian (Ricardo Darín) is a reasonably successful actor living in Madrid. He gets a surprise […]

  • An Incredible Cast Anchors “The Great New Wonderful,” As They Show How The Terrorist Attacks Changed Everything — And Nothing

    An Incredible Cast Anchors “The Great New Wonderful,” As They Show How The Terrorist Attacks Changed Everything — And Nothing

    July 11, 2017 — The events of 9/11 were traumatic, especially for New Yorkers. They lived through it, they experienced it. Some of them lost someone they loved; all of them lost a sense of security.But what happened to them a year later? Most of them would have said that they had gotten through the worst of it. But had they.A Great New Wonderful follows a group of New Yorkers, people who are completely disconnected except by their location and […]

  • He Is Known As “The Mozart Of Chess” — Magnus Carlsen Is Very Possibly The Greatest Chess Player Who Ever Lived

    He Is Known As “The Mozart Of Chess” — Magnus Carlsen Is Very Possibly The Greatest Chess Player Who Ever Lived

    July 11, 2017 — He was always different.As a child, he was bullied, and sat by himself most of the time. But a strong interest in numbers proved to his parents that he was more than just s smart kid with a talent for math.Magnus Carlsen was a genius.By the age of 13 he had become a Grandmaster; called the “Mozart of Chess,” he is considered by many to be the greatest living player. Some claim he is the greatest of […]

  • Zooey Deschanel, John Goodman, Ed Asner and Paul Dano Star in “Gigantic,” Available For Pre-Order

    Zooey Deschanel, John Goodman, Ed Asner and Paul Dano Star in “Gigantic,” Available For Pre-Order

    July 10, 2017 — It really isn’t surprising that Brian Wethersby (Paul Dano, 12 Years a Slave, Looper) is unsure about most of the things in his life. His father (Ed Asner)  is a true eccentric, brewing hallucinogenic mushrooms into tea and living in the woods. Growing up like this, it’s no wonder that Brian is confused by life. He knows only one thing for certain.he wants to adopt a Chinese baby. However feckless the rest of his life, he is […]

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  • “Jim: The James Foley Story” Remembers The Life Of The Man, Not Just His Death

    “Jim: The James Foley Story” Remembers The Life Of The Man, Not Just His Death

    July 10, 2017 — It’s a scene that most Americans remember with horror — A young American man reads an anti-American diatribe just before an ISIS terrorist beheads him. Anyone who saw the footage is unlikely to have forgotten it. It was 2014, and it was perhaps the first time Americans started to understand the nature of what was happening in the Middle East. It also brought home to America the brutality of the regime that was coming to power. James Foley […]

  • “Blue Family” Would Be Difficult To Believe, If It Were Not True

    “Blue Family” Would Be Difficult To Believe, If It Were Not True

    July 7, 2017 — These are events so abhorrent and loathsome that they would seem virtually impossible — except that they are based on a true story.Armando,  a used car salesman, has made up for years of abuse and a sense of loneliness by creating the perfect family. His way of doing this is to kidnap three attractive young women, and keeping them in his basement for years, convincing himself that they want to be there — that they are willing […]

  • 3 Wars, 3 Chronicles, 3 Sagas — “Robotech” Is The Story Of Earth’s Battles With An Alien Force

    3 Wars, 3 Chronicles, 3 Sagas — “Robotech” Is The Story Of Earth’s Battles With An Alien Force

    July 7, 2017 — An alien spaceship crash lands on Earth. The astonishing technology contained inside convinces the people of Earth that the aliens who will eventually attack the planet are far above us in intellect, accomplishment and power. However, the crashed spaceship becomes the blueprint for creating the weaponry that humankind will need to wage war against the alien forces who are planning to invade.Robotech, an anime epic based on Carl Macek’s science fiction saga, is a sweeping story of a […]

  • “Patrick Macnee’s Ghost Stories” Are Deliberately Scary

    “Patrick Macnee’s Ghost Stories” Are Deliberately Scary

    July 6, 2017 — Patrick Macnee was best-known for his performance as John Steed, the unflappable British secret agent of The Avengers. He would play the role from 1961 through 1969, and then again in the television spin-off, The New Avengers in 1977-1978.The character of John Steed was suave, elegant, thoroughly eccentric and always perfectly dressed in neo-Edwardian attire. Macnee was deeply involved in the creation of Steed’s look and clothing. Oddly, for a man so closely associated with beautiful clothing, Macnee was […]

  • This Is Romance In Modern-Day France — Charming, Caustic And Droll

    This Is Romance In Modern-Day France — Charming, Caustic And Droll

    July 6, 2017 — She is a 40-something French woman (Julie Delpy), a workaholic in the chic design world. He is a 40-something computer geek (Dany Boon, Welcome to the Sticks), with brains but no style.He’s the perfect person for a holiday fling, and she goes along with it. Until something terrible happens. She falls for the geek.The problem is that she has a son, whom she calls Lolo. She is used to spoiling him, and he is used to […]

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  • “Lapland Odyssey” Will Make You Laugh Out Loud

    “Lapland Odyssey” Will Make You Laugh Out Loud

    July 5, 2017 — Janne and his girlfriend, Inari, live in Northern Finland, where the dark and the frozen landscape make staying inside a near-necessity. To cope with the cold and dark, Inari wants just one thing: a cable box. Janne, has repeatedly promised her this gift. But he is lazy and goes outside as little as possible whatever the weather, and he has never come through with the cable box. Finally Inari has had enough. Her ultimatum is simple […]

  • “I Called Him Morgan” Is A Brilliant, Clear-Eyed Documentary About A Man Who Should Have Been One Of The All-Time Jazz Greats

    “I Called Him Morgan” Is A Brilliant, Clear-Eyed Documentary About A Man Who Should Have Been One Of The All-Time Jazz Greats

    July 5, 2017 — In jazz terms, Lee Morgan should have been a major success story.In the late 1950s, when he was still a teenager, he was playing with John Coltrane. By 1964 he would have his own hit, The Sidewinder.People who knew him, who worked with him, who remember him, say he was one of the greats.However, in 1972, he died at the age of 33, shot to death by his common-law wife, Helen.In between, his life was filled […]

  • In “My Guardian Angel,”  An Autistic Twin Lives A Horror-Filled Life Until…

    In “My Guardian Angel,” An Autistic Twin Lives A Horror-Filled Life Until…

    June 29, 2017 — Hannah’s life has been a torment.She was extremely close to her twin sister, Angel. But when Angel died under suspicious circumstances, Hannah, who is autistic, was never allowed to mourn. Anything that might provide her with comfort was taken from her.She is aware that her parents are abusive and she thinks it is a possibility that they may actually kill her.She is locked, by fear, her autism, her situation.Suddenly she starts to hear a voice — but […]

  • The Acclaimed Documentary “Misconception” Shows Us The Myths Surrounding Over-Population

    The Acclaimed Documentary “Misconception” Shows Us The Myths Surrounding Over-Population

    June 30, 2017 –If we started thinking about conception as a global responsibility rather than a personal choice, would it change our decisions to have children?Over-population has been thought of as a problem throughout the last century, but attempts at manipulating population have not always gone well. China instituted a one child policy, which, because of the preference of Chinese families for males over females, has led to a society where not only do males out number females, it has now […]

  • When Innocence Is Not Enough — These People Were Convicted Of Crimes They Never Committed

    When Innocence Is Not Enough — These People Were Convicted Of Crimes They Never Committed

    June 29, 2017 — We believe that the justice system will work for us. That the guilty will be punished and the innocent will go free.But what happens when that doesn’t work — when the innocent get swept up into the justice system, and their protests of innocence are not heard.Struggle for Justice recounts true stories of people wrongfully convicted of crimes, who were sentenced to prison — some for years, even decades — before they were exonerated.Season 1 of […]

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  • “Kingdom Of Shadows” Tells The Stories Of the Mexican Drug Trade From Three Separate Points Of View

    “Kingdom Of Shadows” Tells The Stories Of the Mexican Drug Trade From Three Separate Points Of View

    June 29, 2017 — The drug wars, as implemented by the United States and Mexico, have had a significant effect on the areas close to the border.But their effect has been questionable, and one of the definite results of the war has been its cost on the local people. Not since the days of Pinochet in Chile have so many people, many of them complete innocents, “disappeared” from view. The warring factions in the drug trade kill easily, violently, in […]

  • “Borrowed Hearts” Is Christmas Charm That’s Good All Year Long

    “Borrowed Hearts” Is Christmas Charm That’s Good All Year Long

    June 28, 2017 – Borrowed Hearts has everything a rom-com is supposed to have.It starts off with two attractive people — Kathleen Russell (Roma Downey, Touched ) and Sam Field (Eric McCormack, Will and Grace) — who fill a need each has at that moment. That moment is, of course, Christmas.She needs enough money to put a down payment on a house for her fatherless daughter; he needs a built-in family to show off to Javier del Campo,  he businessman (Hector Elizondo) […]

  • “The Rifleman” Is One Of The Best-Remembered Shows In Television History

    “The Rifleman” Is One Of The Best-Remembered Shows In Television History

    June 28, 2017 — The Rifleman is one of the most beloved television series of its time.Chuck Connors stars as Lucas McCain, a homesteader in 1880s New Mexico, who brings his son Mark (Johnny Crawford) to live with him. His attempts to teach the son a sense of justice and understanding are mixed with his incredible ability with his .44 Winchester.The territory he has chosen to inhabit and tame is filed with difficult and unsavory characters, which gives McCain many […]

  • Anyone Who Is A Hunter…

    Anyone Who Is A Hunter…

    June 27, 2017 — Blooded works on one basic premise — if you hunt, you become fair game.This mockumentary strands five young hunters in the Scottish Highlands, and has them try to escape an extreme animals rights group that thinks of them as prey.They are stripped, hunted and tortured by an armed militia-type animal rights group.The video for the film was so shocking that it was pulled down from YouTube after a large number of complaints about the graphic nature of […]

  • For More Than Five Decades, Jackie Mason Has Been Making People Laugh

    For More Than Five Decades, Jackie Mason Has Been Making People Laugh

    June 26, 2017 — Jackie Mason can boast that his career, making people laugh, has lasted more than 50 years.Comedy Central has ranked him at #63 on their list of the 100 Greatest Stand-up Comedians. He has the record for the longest-running one man show of both Broadway and London’s West End.What has been so funny, that It has lasted this long?Find out what makes this comedian so unique with a collection of 5 of his greatest stand-up performances:The World According to […]

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  • The BBC Drama “The Ambassador” Stars Award-Winning Actress Pauline Collins

    The BBC Drama “The Ambassador” Stars Award-Winning Actress Pauline Collins

    June 26, 2017 —  This may be more timely than ever.Academy Award®-nominee Pauline Collins stars as Harriet Smith, the new British Ambassador to Ireland in this 12-part series first shown on British television.Her job is difficult, time consuming and unnerving. It takes a toll on her personal life, it is demanding, occasionally threatening (for herself and those she cares about) and pits ethics against politics.The issues it brings up are often those we are dealing with today.Pauline Collins — who […]

  • FilmRise Acquires Zosia Mamet’s “The Boy Downstairs”

    FilmRise Acquires Zosia Mamet’s “The Boy Downstairs”

    June 26, 2017 — FilmRise has acquired the North American distribution rights to Zosia Mamet’s The Boy Downstairs.The film concerns Mamet, as Diana, who returns to Brooklyn after 4 years and finds the perfect apartment only to discover that Ben (Matthew Shear) the man she had broken up with, lives downstairs.He is currently involved with a realtor, who is aware of the sparks that still exist between Ben and Diana and does her best to make sure that the two […]

  • Do We Ever Really Know Which Universe Is The Real One?

    Do We Ever Really Know Which Universe Is The Real One?

    June 23, 2017 — Only Sion Sono does horror this way.A young girl named Mitsuko finds that her universe is a constantly changing one — and one that always ends in horror and dismay.She is on her usual school bus when a strong wind cuts it in half, chases and kills all of her acquaintances. She walks onto a new campus where she is greeted as an old friend by Aki and Taeko, girls she has never seen before.After spending […]

  • FilmRise Acquires The Nicholas Cage Vehicle, “Vengeance: A Love Story”

    FilmRise Acquires The Nicholas Cage Vehicle, “Vengeance: A Love Story”

    June 23, 2017 — FilmRise has announced the acquisition of the Nicolas Cage star vehicle Vengeance: A Love Story, based on the 2003 Joyce Carol Oates novel Rape: A Love Story.The screenplay for the movie was written by John Mankiewicz.Teena (Anna Hutchison) is brutally raped on her way home on the Fourth of July. Her 12-year old daughter, Bethie (Talitha Bateman) has witnessed the entire thing, but when a high-priced lawyer, Jay Kirkpatrick (Don Johnson) gets ahold of the evidence, he […]

  • At “Black Books,” Selling Something Might Get You Fired

    At “Black Books,” Selling Something Might Get You Fired

    June 22, 2017 — The average shopkeeper hopes that whatever he is selling is popular with the public so that the shop is always bustling, always trafficked, always commercially viable.Not Bernard Black (Dylan Moran), the owner of a bookshop. He hopes no one enters his bookstore. Why? Because he really doesn’t like people. He doesn’t like them coming into his shop at all. He would rather be reading, smoking and drinking. His only real friend, Fran (Tamsin Greig) used to own a shop […]

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  • Acclaimed Documentary “3 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets” Questions Racism In The Shooting Death Of Jordan Davis

    Acclaimed Documentary “3 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets” Questions Racism In The Shooting Death Of Jordan Davis

    June 22, 2017 — On November 23, 2012, 4 black teenagers (Jordan Davis, Tommie Stornes, Leland Brunson and Tevin Thompson) drove into a gas station in Jacksonville, Florida to get gum and cigarettes. They were playing rap music, which annoyed 45-year-old Michael Dunn, a white man who was parked next to them.Jordan Davis, 17 years old, refused to turn down the music when asked, and he and Dunn got into an argument.Dunn then opened fire on the unarmed teenagers, shooting into […]

  • “Prom Night” Is When The Killing Starts

    “Prom Night” Is When The Killing Starts

    June 21, 2017 — All kids should have on their minds during Prom Night is staying out of trouble. Graduation, dresses, boys, girls, dancing and more advanced forms of having fun, these are what prom night is all about.Unless someone starts killing your friends.This revenge slasher sets up its premise early. A young girl falls to her death after being taunted by her friends. 6 years later, on prom night, 3 of the four friends, none of whom has ever admitted […]

  • “Enlighten Us” Asks: Who Is Ultimately  Responsible For The Deaths At James Arthur Ray’s Retreat?

    “Enlighten Us” Asks: Who Is Ultimately Responsible For The Deaths At James Arthur Ray’s Retreat?

    June 21, 2017 — By 2009, James Arthur Ray was worth several million dollars. His self-help empire had attracted both scorn and adulation. He had appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, touting his harmonic wealth and spiritual warriors’ interpretation of the way that the world attracts wealth and all good things to those who know how to use it.His culture and retreats used to challenge all comfort zones and was considered risky by some, but commanded more than $10,000 day. His […]

  • A Famous Murder And An Acclaimed Cast Bring The Claustrophobic “Sister My Sister” To Its Inevitable Conclusion

    A Famous Murder And An Acclaimed Cast Bring The Claustrophobic “Sister My Sister” To Its Inevitable Conclusion

    June 20, 2017 — Sister My Sister takes place in 1932, in provincial France. The housemaids barely spoke a word to anyone outside of the house.The two maids, sisters, were terrorized by their silly, self-absorbed employer, Madame Danzard (Julie Walters), who saw no reason why the two young women should have any life beyond the one of servitude she was giving them. They slept in the same room, in the same bed, and had no outside contact.Christine (Joely Richardson) takes […]

  • “Seoul Station,” The Animated Prequel To The Blockbuster “Train To Busan” Provides A Horrifyingly Realistic Look At A Zombie Outbreak

    “Seoul Station,” The Animated Prequel To The Blockbuster “Train To Busan” Provides A Horrifyingly Realistic Look At A Zombie Outbreak

    June 20, 2017 — In 2016, the South Korean zombie movie Train to Busan broke records and won awards. Its plot — a zombie epidemic breaks out in South Korea and passengers on a train from Seoul to Busan are making an effort to survive — was both terrifying and involving.Now, Seoul Station, also by director Sang-ho Yeon, is an accomplished animated prequel to the blockbuster movie, one which stands alone as a frightening and horrifying film. It’s a movie with […]

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  • “The High Schooler’s Guide To College Parties,” Seems Like Such A Good Idea

    “The High Schooler’s Guide To College Parties,” Seems Like Such A Good Idea

    June 19, 2017 — Shaquille (Nate Rubin) thinks his high school years were a waste.Having spent four years as one of the school geeks, he decides that his college years will be different, even if it involves cozying up to his cousin Brett, who happens to be a world-class jerk. But that jerk is on the scholarship committee of the school Shaquille wants to go to, and he belongs to all the right social groups. Shaquille decides to make up for all […]

  • “Hank And Asha” Is The Perfect Date Movie

    “Hank And Asha” Is The Perfect Date Movie

    June 19, 2017 — They seem so connected it is difficult to remember that they have never actually met. Hank and Asha, a charmingly unexpected rom-com, is described by  The New York Times as “… a movie by people who honor the pleasures of waiting, wondering and longing in an instantaneous world.” The review continues, saying that the romance “…shimmers along with the charming urge to connect and reveal yourself that links its two correspondents.” After the film won Best Narrative Film at the Brooklyn […]

  • Tom Selleck And Jerry Reed Star In This Country Western Comedy-Action Movie

    Tom Selleck And Jerry Reed Star In This Country Western Comedy-Action Movie

    June 16, 2017 — Will Eubanks (Tom Selleck) and J.D. Reed (Jerry Reed) figure they have to head out of town quick — very quick. So they get aboard a train from Montana which leaves them off in Nashville, Tennessee.Once there, they crash at a friend’s house and deliver a mysterious package — which gets them mistaken for a pair of P.I.’sAnd then their trouble really begins.On the trail of a missing country singer (Morgan Fairchild), they meet up with […]

  • Like Most Urban Legends, The Story Of The Death Of Kitty Genovese Is Not Really True

    Like Most Urban Legends, The Story Of The Death Of Kitty Genovese Is Not Really True

    June 16, 2017 — It has been more than 50 years since her death, but the name Kitty Genovese still represents urban apathy at its most incomprehensible.Genovese was raped and murdered outside of her apartment in Kew Gardens Queens. According to The New York Times story that would make her a household name, Genovese was attacked three times and called for help during her struggle. Her neighbors turned away.They didn’t help, they didn’t call the police, they didn’t try to stop […]

  • Children And Puppies Are The Ultimate Combination

    Children And Puppies Are The Ultimate Combination

    June 15, 2017 — Children and puppies are a pretty perfect pairing.They want to solve problems, they like to be comfortable, happy and well-fed, and they are loyal to the people who love them.Plus, they are cute. Granted, dogs have four legs and are usually much fuzzier, but both have an adorable factor.That’s why stories about children and dogs tend to be family-favorites. Even Mom and Dad can get into children’s stories when the protagonists are adorable.Our picks for family movie night:My […]

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  • Some Think Wagner Was A Musical Genius, Others Think He Was A Shallow Racist — Decide For Yourself, Watch The Epic Mini-Series “Wagner”

    Some Think Wagner Was A Musical Genius, Others Think He Was A Shallow Racist — Decide For Yourself, Watch The Epic Mini-Series “Wagner”

    June 15, 2017 — Willhelm Richard Wagner was a master of complexity, difficulty and confusion.He was one of the grandmasters of the romantic movement, and yet he was truly a revolutionary; he was a German in all things, who spent 12 years in exile and disliked Jews as less than German. He wrote operas which he refrained from calling operas. He repudiated much of his own work. Some of his most beautiful operas were considered impossible to sing. He was frequently in […]

  • “The Road To Livinston” Ends With Either Death Or Freedom

    “The Road To Livinston” Ends With Either Death Or Freedom

    June 14,2017 — Delia Perez Meyer is part of a group most of us hope we never belong to — she is one of the people who are connected, somehow, to someone on Death Row.In her case, her brother is on Death Row. She has been fighting for more than a decade to free him.This js not how she imagined her life.In September, 1998, two women and a small child were killed in Austin, Texas. Angel Maturino Resendiz confessed to killing […]

  • He Was The Youngest Artistic Director Of The Paris Opera Ballet, But His Career There Lasted Only 1 1/2 Years

    He Was The Youngest Artistic Director Of The Paris Opera Ballet, But His Career There Lasted Only 1 1/2 Years

    June 14, 2017 — Benjamin Millepied is one of the most acclaimed choreographers and dancers alive. He studied at the famed School of American Ballet; he was mentored by legendary choreographer Jerome Robbins. He has choreographed for the City Ballet, the ABT, the Metropolitan Opera, among many others. He was given a commission to from the L.A. Dance Project; he was choreographer-in-residence at the Baryshnikov arts Center.His choreography for Darren Aronofsky’s movie Black Swan was highly praised; it was during the filming of the […]

  • The Works Of Lewis Carroll Are Classics Throughout The World

    The Works Of Lewis Carroll Are Classics Throughout The World

    June 12, 2017 — Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, aka Lewis Carroll, wrote some of the most influential and best-known children’s books of all time.The two most famous, of course, are Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There. The two stories are nonsensical fantasies that have enthralled children (and adults) since their publication in 1865 and 1871, respectively. Their madcap plot lines and glorious imagery — enhanced by the exquisite and wild drawings by illustrator John Tenniel […]

  • Arthur Kane, Of “The New York Dolls,” Moved From Glam Rock To Mormonism, And Back Again

    Arthur Kane, Of “The New York Dolls,” Moved From Glam Rock To Mormonism, And Back Again

    June 13, 2017 — Arthur “Killer” Kane, one of the original New York Dolls,  did not have a normal lifeIn the  early 1970s, The New York Dolls were one of the seminal punk rock bands. They were flashy glam metal rock icons and their influence was widespread — The Sex Pistols, Kiss, Guns and Roses and The Ramones all claimed the New York Dolls’ influence on their music. Their heavy hard rock sound was copied endlessly,Johnny Thunders, Sylvain Sylvain, Jerry Nolan, […]

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  • The Documentary “Bigfootville” Was Shot In An Area Where Bigfoot Is Accepted As A Real Creature

    The Documentary “Bigfootville” Was Shot In An Area Where Bigfoot Is Accepted As A Real Creature

    June 12, 2017 — There is an area in eastern Oklahoma where many of the people believe in Bigfoot.Not only that he exists, but that he exists there.Numerous people claim to have seen a 9-foot tall creature within an 800-square mile area; they also assure everyone that some seriously strange happenings keep occurring.Bigfootville is a documentary account of the reality/lack of reality of Bigfoot sightings. Witness accounts, anthropologists, hunters, believers, skeptics, local Native Americans and wildlife commentators all give their personal impressions of […]

  • “White Girl,” Is Sexy, Provocative And Explosive

    “White Girl,” Is Sexy, Provocative And Explosive

    June 12, 2017 — Leah (Morgan Saylor, Homeland), is  a college sophomore whose summer in New York becomes a search for thrills in the forms of sex, drugs and partying with a thoughtlessness that shows no concern for consequences. As a pretty young white girl with cherubic blonde hair, she is used to things going her way, and she has no understanding that life doesn’t work that way for everyone. Consequences are for someone else.Her internship at a hot magazine […]

  • “Perfect Obedience” Shows That Absolute Authority Is Dangerous

    “Perfect Obedience” Shows That Absolute Authority Is Dangerous

    June 9, 2017 — When Mexican audiences first saw the movie Perfect Obedience, written and directed by Mexican filmmaker Luis Urquiza, they were shocked by it, despite the fact that the story was well known to most of them.It was based on a true story, that of Catholic priest Marcial Maciel. Maciel was a revered member of the clergy, well-loved in Rome for having raised massive amounts of money for the Church. In addition, he had started the Legion of Christ and […]

  • “The Chicken Ranch” Documentary Shows Life Inside A Legal Brothel

    “The Chicken Ranch” Documentary Shows Life Inside A Legal Brothel

    June 8, 2017 — The Chicken Ranch is a legalized brothel in Pahrump, Nevada.It is the most famous brothel in the area, due to its legal status. It has its own airstrip so that people from Las Vegas can fly in to make use of it services.Documentarian Nick Broomfield focuses on two of the women who work at the Ranch, Mandy and Connie. Mandy is successful and fine with what she does for a living; Connie is less so. Both […]

  • “The F.B.I Files” Show Real Crimes, Solved By Real Crime Fighters

    “The F.B.I Files” Show Real Crimes, Solved By Real Crime Fighters

    June 8, 2017 — After watching police procedurals on television, it feels as if any crime can be wrapped up in an hour.With time out for commercials, of course.In fact, many crimes require weeks and months — and sometimes years — of evidence-collection, detail work, research and inspiration.The F.B.I, which serves as  the domestic intelligence and security service of the United States, is at the forefront of criminal investigations for crimes committed on American soil. They have instituted techniques and methodologies that have changed […]

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  • These “Sing-Along Songs” Amuse And Educate At The Same Time

    These “Sing-Along Songs” Amuse And Educate At The Same Time

    June 7, 2017 — These adorable children’s videos feature music, songs and animation for your children to sing to.All of your favorites are here: Rub-A-Dub-Dub, Pat-a-Cake, If You’re Happy and You Know It, Pussy Cat, Pussy Cat, Old King Cole, Old MacDonald Had a Farm, and many more of your childhood favorites. Modern classics, English nursery rhymes, Mother Goose, and all of your childhood songs are included in this wonderful collection.These colorful and entertaining videos will teach children while they […]

  • Snowman Accomplished Everything He Set Out To Do — Because It Never Occurred To Him That He Couldn’t

    Snowman Accomplished Everything He Set Out To Do — Because It Never Occurred To Him That He Couldn’t

    June 7, 2017 — It’s a story that’s so charming it feels like someone made it up. Harry deLeyer is a Dutch immigrant who grew up on a farm in Holland and came to America after World War II, with a family and practically no money. He got a job teaching little girls how to ride and raised a large family.In 1956 he had planned to go to an auction to buy a horse. However, a flat tire caused him to miss the auction. By […]

  • The “Animation All-Stars Television Collection” Includes All Of Your Favorite Cartoon Characters

    The “Animation All-Stars Television Collection” Includes All Of Your Favorite Cartoon Characters

    June 6, 2017 — You know you love them all.Hagar the Horrible, Blondie and Dagwood, Betty Boop and Beetle Bailey — they are household names, and they have all been entertaining us for generations.1. Betty Boop’s Hollywood Mystery: Betty Boop is the ultimate flapper, driving everyone wild with her short skirts, short curled hair and her baby voice saying “boop boop a doop.” Here she takes on 1930s  Hollywood, which never stands a chance against her.2. Blondie & Dagwood: They are […]

  • Acclaimed Revenge Story “Let Me Make You A Martyr” Is Available On DVD And Blu-ray

    Acclaimed Revenge Story “Let Me Make You A Martyr” Is Available On DVD And Blu-ray

    June 6, 2017 — Drew Glass (Niko Nicotera) returns to his hometown for two purposes: to take revenge on his abusive father, crime boss Larry Glass (Mark Boone Junior), and to run away with his adoptive sister, June (Sam Quartin). But Larry Glass gets wind of Drew’s plans, and hires a professional hitman, Pope (Marilyn Manson), to deal with Drew.Let Me Make You a Martyr is a violent and terrifying Southern Gothic-style revenge story, set in an impoverished and exploited area, filled […]

  • “The Back-Up Bride” Delivers Rom-Com Fun

    “The Back-Up Bride” Delivers Rom-Com Fun

    June 5, 2017 — She’s the one that got away.Joe and Amy expected to get married and move to Los Angeles from their hometown in Texas. But things fall apart, there are misunderstandings, and Amy flies off alone, believing Joe has changed his mind.Seven years go by. It is Christmas Eve and Joe is on the verge of marrying Daisy. She is cute, wealthy, and the daughter of Joe’s boss. But she is also controlling, possessive and, without question, a […]

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  • This Basketball Institution Has A Special Place In The Life Of Its Community

    This Basketball Institution Has A Special Place In The Life Of Its Community

    June 5, 2017 — The Drew is about more than just basketball. It’s about community, perseverance, honor and belonging.It goes beyond its initial purpose — giving the youths of a tough area a place to go, allowing them to choose sports rather than a less healthy life-style. But it grew to something bigger.Something special.People who love basketball know about The Drew.The Drew is a competitive basketball league that meets at Charles Drew Junior High School in South Central Los Angeles. It started […]

  • The Life Of Chopin Combines Artistry, Genius And Tragedy

    The Life Of Chopin Combines Artistry, Genius And Tragedy

    June 2, 2017 — He was unquestionably one of the greatest composers who ever lived.Frédéric Chopin, the brilliant Polish composer and pianist, was the epitome of the romantic artist. He is recognized as one of the most important composers of all time for the influence that his works have had on music, yet he never wrote a symphony and rarely wrote music that was not for a solo piano. He left his Polish homeland as a young man in order to […]

  • “Dayveon” Is A Timely And Important Story

    “Dayveon” Is A Timely And Important Story

    June 2, 2017 — The story of Dayveon (Devin Blackmon) is familiar to many young men growing up in depressed areas, with too little to do and no future hope for.Dayveon, which premiered at Sundance, is a coming-of-age story about a 13-year old growing up in rural Arkansas. His older brother has died of a gunshot wound — probably a gang-related death — and Dayveon is coping with grief, loneliness and anger. He hates the “stupid” town he has grown up in, and feels rootless […]

  • Sometimes Murder Is Easier Than Paying Alimony

    Sometimes Murder Is Easier Than Paying Alimony

    June 1, 2017 — He is the typical lady-killer. Except that in Murder So Sweet, the term is used literally.Steve Caitlin (Harry Hamlin) likes women. He has a roving eye and a tendency to marry. And when his eye wanders during his marriages, his wives divorce him. Charm will only take you so far.This all means that he has been divorced several times, which amounts to quite a bit of alimony.So, when two of  his ex-wives die, a third ex […]

  • Most People Enjoy The Movie “Ghostbusters,” But The Fandom Of The “Ghostheads” Goes Beyond Mere Love

    Most People Enjoy The Movie “Ghostbusters,” But The Fandom Of The “Ghostheads” Goes Beyond Mere Love

    June 1, 2017 — There are hit movies and there are movies that become cultural phenomena.The 1984 movie Ghostbusters  is one of the latter. It is enshrined in the public consciousness as one of the most beloved comedies ever.Recently, when a remake of the movie with an all-female cast was announced — and eventually arrived, to decent, if not rapturous reviews — internet trolls began to wail about the trashing of their beloved film. Some of the comments (largely aimed […]

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