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  • “Elf Bowling,” Based On The Popular Computer Game, Is A Light-Hearted, Family-Friendly Animated Holiday Legend

    “Elf Bowling,” Based On The Popular Computer Game, Is A Light-Hearted, Family-Friendly Animated Holiday Legend

    November 3, 2017 — The story of the early days of Santa Claus, and how the elves and he came together, is given a unique spin in Elf Bowling, based on the immensely popular computer game of the same name.Most people are unaware that Santa, originally, was a pirate with his horrible brother Dingle. But when their pirate ship lands at the North Pole, Santa meets up with the elves who are already making toys. They just need a delivery […]

  • “Coming And Going” Is The Perfect Date Night Romantic Comedy

    “Coming And Going” Is The Perfect Date Night Romantic Comedy

    November 1, 2017 — In the unexpected comedy Coming and Going, nerdy OBGYN doctor Lee (Rhys Darby, Flight of the Concords) discovers a strange reality; while he normally has no luck getting dates, when he pulls a groin muscle and is confined to a wheel chair he is able to attract the girl of his dreams, the exciting and lovely Alex (Sasha Alexander, Rizzolli and Isles, NCIS). Alex thinks Lee’s injury is far more serious than it is — a […]

  • On Halloween Night, When You’ve Finished Eating Candy, Settle Down For Some Scary Horror Films

    On Halloween Night, When You’ve Finished Eating Candy, Settle Down For Some Scary Horror Films

    October 31, 2017 — Halloween is the perfect day for  a collection of first rate horror films, sure to send chills down your spine.The classic Black Cat: An inspired take on the classic Edgar Allen Poe story, director Louis Falco tells the story of a psychotic, wheelchair bound British psychic who appear to have the ability to record the voices of the dead on tape. He then channels their evil spirits into his cat — who uses the energy to […]

  • Real-Life Couple Stars as Miscommunicating Lovers in This International Romance

    Real-Life Couple Stars as Miscommunicating Lovers in This International Romance

    October 26, 2017 — Turkish stars and real-life couple Ebru Ceylan and Nuri Bilge Ceylan feature Climates, a romantic drama about a couple drifting apart in modern Turkey.Isa is a university instructor by day and a distant, greedy husband by night. His wife, Bahar, is repelled by his inattentiveness, slowly descending into juvenile behavior, well-deserved tantrums and daily breakdowns. Bahar wonders if Isa will ever be able to set aside his self-absorbed lifestyle and realize that both their marriage and her sanity […]

  • The Star-Studded Stage Performance of “The Oldest Living Graduate” is Available to Stream

    The Star-Studded Stage Performance of “The Oldest Living Graduate” is Available to Stream

    October 25, 2017 — The final play in renowned playwright Preston Jones’ The Texas Trilogy finds some of the biggest stars of the screen on stage.Detailing the mild climaxes, family drama and politics of small-town Texas, film icon Henry Fonda stars alongside Academy Award winners Timothy Hutton (Ordinary People, Taps) and Cloris Leachman (The Last Picture Show) in this slow-burning final installment of contemporary American theatre. Kincaid is the oldest living graduate of a local military school, so his son Floyd plans […]

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  • Begin Getting into the Holiday Spirit with This Touching Christmas Short

    Begin Getting into the Holiday Spirit with This Touching Christmas Short

    October 20, 2017 — With autumn in full swing and the weather begins to chill, people all over the country are getting ready for some of the most exciting holidays of the year, including Christmas!In the seasonal Red Boots for Christmas, enjoy the touching story of a lonely German shoemaker who finds some meaning in the holiday season after he’s commissioned to make a pair of “special” red boots. This sweet animation is necessary family viewing for a dose of warmth, […]

  • Revisit the Historic “Battle of the Sexes” Match of the Century in This Emmy-Nominated Docudrama

    Revisit the Historic “Battle of the Sexes” Match of the Century in This Emmy-Nominated Docudrama

    October 19, 2017 — Oscar winner Holly Hunter and Tony Award winner Ron Silver star in this dramatization of one of the most thrilling sports events in Western history: the “Battle of the Sexes” tennis match between 29-year-old World No. 1 champ Billie Jean King and 55-year-old Wimbledon winner Bobby Riggs.Their vast differences in age, sex, skill and professional longevity made this one of the most curious and enthralling tennis matches ever — and the story off the court is even […]

  • Family Fave Ice-T Stars in “Tommy and the Cool Mule”

    Family Fave Ice-T Stars in “Tommy and the Cool Mule”

    October 13, 2017 — When Tommy’s father goes off to war and tragically does not return, the young boy must grow up quick and become the man of the house.With his family’s farm on the line, Tommy teams up with a talking mule called Jackie A. to win a top prize at the county stock show. If they can do this, they’ll prove the bullies and the bank wrong!Ice-T stars in this inspiring family dramedy about overcoming loss, motivating oneself […]

  • The Laughs Continue with Ernest’s Greatest Hits

    The Laughs Continue with Ernest’s Greatest Hits

    October 12, 2017 — If you think it is tough to narrow down beloved Ernest‘s best moments of all time, you are right! For this reason, we’re offering the whacky misadventures of your favorite village idiot in two laugh-out-loud volumes of greatest hits.Long before he ventured to Africa and joined the Army, Ernest was making public service announcements and commercials for everything to Coca-Cola to Taco John’s. In these special installments to this internationally loved of slapstick comedies, see him […]

  • Celebrate a Young Jewish Powerlifter on This International Day of the Girl

    Celebrate a Young Jewish Powerlifter on This International Day of the Girl

    October 11, 2017 — Since 2011, October 11 has been known as the International Day of the Girl. Established by the United Nations, International Day of the Girl’s mission is “to help galvanize worldwide enthusiasm for goals to better girls’ lives, providing an opportunity for them to show leadership and reach their full potential.” October 11 is considered the day of action for the movement, whose intention is to fight for gender equality, social justice, and female empowerment — also […]

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  • Peter Sellers and Bernard Cribbins Team Up in This Classic Buddy Comedy

    Peter Sellers and Bernard Cribbins Team Up in This Classic Buddy Comedy

    October 10, 2017 —What happens when you combine the comedic forces of internationally beloved icon Peter Sellers and famed character actor Bernard Cribbins? You get the laugh-out-loud riot The Wrong Side of the Law.When the police begin arriving to the crime scenes before the robberies and protecting the loot, hard boy “Pearly” Gates (Sellers) and local gangster “Nervous” O’Toole (Cribbins) join forces to sniff out the rat among them. The duo runs into trouble with everyone imaginable, from bumbling policeman […]

  • Celebrate Mental Health Awareness Week with This Touching Doc

    Celebrate Mental Health Awareness Week with This Touching Doc

    October 6, 2017 — This week is nationally recognized as Mental Health Awareness Week, which is undoubtedly an important topic to bring to light. Throughout the week, people across the country are encouraged to raise awareness of mental health and illness, fight stigma and support education and open discussion regarding mental health issues.According to the National Institute of Mental Health, an estimated 1 in 4 adults in America suffer from mental illness, from mood disorders like depression and schizophrenia to […]

  • Man’s Best Friend to the Rescue in This Touching Family Drama

    Man’s Best Friend to the Rescue in This Touching Family Drama

    October 3, 2017 — When Jake Bryant loses everything that matters to him, he has to figure out how to deal with the grief and sorrow — or does he?Jake’s journey to emotional recovery is immediately intercepted by a stray dog called Cooper, whose behavior and care rings a little too familiar. Could Cooper be the guardian angel Jake so desperately needs?In this touching, sincere family drama, witness Jake turn his life around, all thanks to man’s best friend.Angel Dog is […]

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    Behind-the-Scenes of the Mile High Club in This Unique Doc Series

    October 2, 2017 — The Mile High Club might seem like glitz and glamour — but the behind-the-scenes drama is even more titillating.20-part documentary series Trolley Dollies follows the crew of charter airline Excel Airways, out of the UK. If you think dealing with the airport is hell as a passenger, try being an attendant!Airport antics, passenger panic and personal problems are incessant when you’re dealing with nearly 10,000 flights every month — not to mention the drunks, children and […]

  • Open a Treasure Trove of Classic “Ernest” Adventures

    Open a Treasure Trove of Classic “Ernest” Adventures

    September 29, 2017 — You know him, you love him, you think he’s just a little bit whacky. The internationally beloved Ernest is back with some of his most recognizable adventures of all time!First, our old friend Ernest is back to school in Ernest Goes to School –– first as a janitor and then as a student! When Ernest finds himself in dire straits and in need of a high school diploma, he’s forced to crack open the books once again. […]

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  • This Cult Slasher Offers Thrills, Chills and Blood — Lots of It

    This Cult Slasher Offers Thrills, Chills and Blood — Lots of It

    September 28, 2017 — What would you do if the people you loved most turned on you?This is the case for Ed, a young suburbanite who accidentally fatally shot his mother while cleaning a family rifle. His father Big Ed never forgave him and the two became estranged. When Big Ed calls up a year later asking for assistance with the family business, Ed has no idea that agreeing to help means falling right into a trap. Out for revenge, […]

  • Raucous Final Installment of Beloved “Stray Cat Rock” Series Available to Stream

    Raucous Final Installment of Beloved “Stray Cat Rock” Series Available to Stream

    September 27, 2017 — Alleycat original Meiko and her hippie cohort continue to rebel against the system in the swansong to this raucous Japanese biker series.Furiko and Ryumei live a quiet life in a non-conformist commune — that is, until Ryumei’s politician father sends a local biker gang to set the pair straight. When violence ensues, Ryumei ends up killing one of the henchman and getting himself kidnapped, leaving Furiko at the scene of the crime when the police arrive.In this wild […]

  • Cult B-Film Series “Class of Nuke ‘Em High” Available to Stream

    Cult B-Film Series “Class of Nuke ‘Em High” Available to Stream

    September 25, 2017 — New Jersey’s Tromaville High School just can’t catch a break.Located next to a power plant, a nuclear fluid leak taints the local water supply and chaos ensues. In Class of Nuke ‘Em High, the poisoned water turns some members of a high school gang psychopathic; in Part II, it’s the local squirrels that become mutant — and murderous; Part III is the final showdown between two nuclear twins, one fighting to save the city and the other […]

  • A Dysfunctional Childhood Leads to an Oceanside Murder Spree in “The Witch Who Came from the Sea”

    A Dysfunctional Childhood Leads to an Oceanside Murder Spree in “The Witch Who Came from the Sea”

    September 22, 2017 — Classic horror or an intense psychological drama about a woman’s descent into madness? You be the judge.The Witch Who Came from the Sea stars Millie Perkins (The Diary of Anne Frank) as Molly, a woman who suffered intense sexual abuse by her father and subsequently grows up tormented and vengeful. She gets a job as a waitress at a local oceanside bar where she meets and seduces numerous seafaring men, culminating in a gruesome yet therapeutic […]

  • A Slice of Unique American Life in Cult Documentary “Jefftowne”

    A Slice of Unique American Life in Cult Documentary “Jefftowne”

    September 21, 2017 — Meet Jeff, a 40-year-old man with Down Syndrome living with his 89-year-old foster mother in small-town Iowa. In Jefftowne, we learn Jeff enjoys going out to eat, seeing movies and making new friends.Jeff also enjoys copious amounts of alcohol, stealing, lying, and pornography.In this low-budget cult hit, documentarian Daniel Kraus follows Jeff between his many surrogate homes: the bar, where he’s offered free alcohol; the movie theatre, where the employees take turns caring for Jeff, offering him […]

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  • Twin Brothers Battle it Out in this Raucous 80s Slasher

    Twin Brothers Battle it Out in this Raucous 80s Slasher

    September 19, 2017 —  Terry and Todd are identical twins with loving parents…who they just happen to witness having sex.As traumatizing as this is for any child, Terry can’t shake the image from his mind, and this opens the floodgates to his catching people in the act regularly. Unable to cope, Terry violently murders a young man he finds having sex with his girlfriend in the back of a car, frames Todd for the murder and sees Todd sent away […]

  • Yes, Scientists Really Are Trying to Create a Human Out of Slime

    Yes, Scientists Really Are Trying to Create a Human Out of Slime

    September 18, 2017 — From 2001: A Space Odyssey to The Terminator to The Matrix and more, we are acutely aware of the alternate reality in which computers and AIs take over the world. But what we fail to consider a threat is Mother Nature herself.In The Creeping Garden, a fascinating documentary exploring the potential of slime mold, we discover alongside some of Britain’s most curious minds that despite slime’s lack of organs or even a microscopic brain, it has primitive intelligence, a […]

  • Crime-Thriller “Vengeance: A Love Story” Starring Nic Cage Opens in Select Theaters Today

    Crime-Thriller “Vengeance: A Love Story” Starring Nic Cage Opens in Select Theaters Today

    September 15, 2017 — From the executive producer of House of Cards, based on the story by renowned novelist Joyce Carol Oates and starring legendary action icon Nicolas Cage, it’s safe to say Vengeance: A Love Story ticks every box.The film stars Cage as John Dromoor, a PTSD-striken police detective that works after hours to avenge the brutal assault of single mother Tina, who was gang-raped in front of her 12-year-old daughter Bethie. Despite the evidence against the assailants — […]

  • Iconic Filmmaker Robert Altman Turns to Psychological Horror in This 70s Sleeper Hit

    Iconic Filmmaker Robert Altman Turns to Psychological Horror in This 70s Sleeper Hit

    September 15, 2017 — Audiences across the globe recognize famed writer-director Robert Altman‘s genius in comedy with the international hit MASH, in music with his subversive classic Nashville, in westerns with his masterpiece McCabe and Mrs. Miller and in noir with his cult hit The Long Goodbye.Now, thanks to his 1972 film Images, we can add psychological horror to that list of recognitions.In this artistic expedition into the terrifying and supernatural, Cathryn (played by BAFTA Award-winning 60s icon Susannah York) lives a comfortable […]

  • The Human Body Like You’ve Never Seen it Before in This BAFTA-Winning Documentary

    The Human Body Like You’ve Never Seen it Before in This BAFTA-Winning Documentary

    September 14, 2017 — In the epic, experimental and BAFTA-winning documentary Bodysong, visionary Simon Pummell presents the human body as it has never been seen before.Using found footage from films of the last 100 years, Bodysong explores the human condition across continents, reflecting multi-generational expressions of happiness, tragedy, struggle, and celebration.Set to an acclaimed musical score penned by Radiohead’s own Jonny Greenwood, Bodysong is a moving examination of the one thing that connects all people on Earth: our biology.Bodysong is available to stream on Amazon […]

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  • Witness Body Horror at its Finest With Cult Hit “Society”

    Witness Body Horror at its Finest With Cult Hit “Society”

    September 13, 2017 — Bill Whitney appears to have it all, from a house in Beverly Hills to a cheerleading girlfriend to the student class presidency — but all of this changes when he discovers a tape recording of what sounds like his family partaking in a gruesome orgy.With his parents, his therapist and his school nemesis working against him, Bill will do whatever it takes to uncover the truth about his family’s secretive, vile behavior — even if it […]

  • This Yakuza Film Series Provides Enough Adrenaline to Get You Through the Rest of the Year

    This Yakuza Film Series Provides Enough Adrenaline to Get You Through the Rest of the Year

    September 12, 2017 — Black markets. Gambling. Drugs. Prostitution. Contract killing. This is the lifestyle of the yakuza.The seminal yakuza film series Battles Without Honor and Humanity follows the violent trials of Shozo Hirono, an ex-soldier-turned-gangster in the yakuza culture of post-war Japan, as local crime families and organizations fight and feud. This documentary-like film series spans ten years of black market sales, backstabbing brothers, meth dealing, assassinations and more as Shozo and his allies do whatever it takes to stay alive on the mean […]

  • Classic Italian “Giallo” Calls on Edgar Allan Poe for Timeless Spooky Thrills

    Classic Italian “Giallo” Calls on Edgar Allan Poe for Timeless Spooky Thrills

    September 6, 2017 — In the late 60s and 70s, psychologically thrilling horror films were pouring out of Italy, dubbed the “Giallo,” delivering spook with sides of slash, mystery and the supernatural. From this movement came the intensely gruesome and suspenseful Your Vice Is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key, a film that’s sure to keep you on your toes and under the covers.Oliviero is a writer and alcoholic that defeats boredom by hosting elaborate parties and abusing […]

  • Cult Director Abel Ferrara’s Infamous “Video Nasty” is Available to Stream

    Cult Director Abel Ferrara’s Infamous “Video Nasty” is Available to Stream

    September 5, 2017 — In the 1980s, the UK banned a set of films dubbed “video nasties” for their critical portrayals of explicit violence. Chief among them? The infamous splatter film The Driller Killer by legendary figure of controversy Abel Ferrara.Set in a seedy New York City, artist Reno (Ferrara) is tired and broke from supporting himself alongside his girlfriend Carol and her drug-addicted lover Pamela. Unable to a get loan from his art dealer and frustrated by a local No Wave […]

  • Discover Your New Favorite Superhero in “The Toxic Avenger” — Four Times

    Discover Your New Favorite Superhero in “The Toxic Avenger” — Four Times

    September 3, 2017 — None of the Avengers hold a candle to this absolutely whacky, one-of-a-kind superhero: the Toxic Avenger.Melvin is your typical skinny nerd just trying to get through each day, but constantly falls victim to bullies who can’t help but take advantage of his small stature. After a particularly brutal round of torture, Melvin finds himself dunked in nuclear waste. The result? The monster-hero the Toxic Avenger: a massive creature of superhuman strength.With his newfound size and power, […]

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  • Experience the Firsts of Life in the Adorable and Educational “Zoo Juniors”

    Experience the Firsts of Life in the Adorable and Educational “Zoo Juniors”

    September 2, 2017 — Don’t let the long naps and frolics in the sun fool you — being a baby is hard work! Being a baby animal in captivity, that is!In the fun and amazingly cute series Zoo Juniors, witness life at the zoo in bustling Berlin. From regular weight checks to environment changes to very specific diets — as well as playtime and visits from local civilians — being a tiny tot is a full-time job. Luckily, being cute […]

  • “Grounded for Life” is the Epitome of Down-to-Earth Family Entertainment

    “Grounded for Life” is the Epitome of Down-to-Earth Family Entertainment

    September 1, 2017 — Few sitcoms are as down-to-earth as the overwhelmingly popular hit show Grounded for Life, a half-hour comedy series about the Irish Catholic Finnerty family on New York’s Staten Island.With three headstrong children, Sean (Donal Logue) and Claudia Finnerty (Megyn Price) juggle parenting, a mortgage and wild antics from Sean’s chaotic brother Eddie (Kevin Corrigan) — always with comedic and heartfelt results.Join the Finnertys as they handle growing up without growing old in a series that feels like […]

  • Monty Python Legend Terry Jones Goes on a New Adventure

    Monty Python Legend Terry Jones Goes on a New Adventure

    August 31, 2017 — You know him as one of the five members of the legendary British comedy group Monty Python. You know him as a writer of beloved and classic British sitcoms like The Two Ronnies. And for the last many years, you’ve known him as a history buff responsible for countless documentary series on everything ranging from underground cities to Medieval arts.Now, the legend that is Terry Jones is off on an adventure in road mapping in Terry Jones’ Great […]

  • Things Steam Up When Shakespeare is Adapted in Modern NYC in “Tromeo and Juliet”

    Things Steam Up When Shakespeare is Adapted in Modern NYC in “Tromeo and Juliet”

    August 30, 2017 — Imagine all of the romance and passion of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet but with added body piercings, car chases and kinky sex that didn’t quite make it into the classic play.Enjoy the best of both worlds in Tromeo and Juliet, an adaptation set in raucous, modern Manhattan. The Capulets and the Ques remain in a long-lasting blood fued, and Juliet Capulet and Tromeo Que will do anything to give their unrequited love a fighting chance at coming true.Will Juliet be […]

  • Festival Favorite “Women Who Kill” Available On Amazon Video Today

    Festival Favorite “Women Who Kill” Available On Amazon Video Today

    August 29, 2017 — It seems like it would be easy to recognize a serial killer. But is it really?In Women Who Kill, Morgan and Jean have been together forever; once lovers, the two women still host a podcast about jailed female serial killers.When Morgan meets Simone at a local Brooklyn food co-op, she is immediately smitten by the young, lovely and mysterious younger woman. But once it becomes clear that a serial killer is stalking around the neighborhood, Morgan’s […]

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  • “The Swiss Family Robinson” Is One Of The Most Published Books In History

    “The Swiss Family Robinson” Is One Of The Most Published Books In History

    July 28, 2017 — The Swiss Family Robinson is one of the most-read and most published classics of all time. Set in the early 19th century, the hit television series shows the family’s shipwreck and subsequent turning of the island into a practical home. The family brings everything they can from the ship, and makes a demi-paradise of the land they have discovered.The family is headed by Chris Wiggins as Johann Robinson, and Diana Leblanc as Elizabeth Robinson. They and their […]

  • Acclaimed Director Lynne Ramsay Offers Unique Take on Grief and Adventure in “Morvern Callar”

    Acclaimed Director Lynne Ramsay Offers Unique Take on Grief and Adventure in “Morvern Callar”

    August 25, 2017 — From acclaimed BAFTA®-nominated director Lynne Ramsay comes her second feature Morvern Callar, a stylish road film about escapism and finding oneself.Morvern Callar is a young woman suddenly faced with the suicide of her beloved husband James. After discovering his body and the manuscript of a novel dedicated to her, she decides to dispose of his body, publish the book under her name and set off on an adventure through the Scottish countryside with her best friend.Based on […]

  • “Bizarre” is Just One Way to Describe the Astounding Medical Emergencies on This Real-Life Series

    “Bizarre” is Just One Way to Describe the Astounding Medical Emergencies on This Real-Life Series

    August 24, 2017 — You may think the title of Bizarre ER gets right to the point, but you’d be underestimating just how insane some of these medical accidents are.From swallowing a seemingly harmless toothpick to losing an ear in a fight to falling into an industrial cement mixer, just how people find themselves in these life-threatening medical emergencies is astounding — and needs to be seen to be believed. Bizarre ER goes behind the scenes of these real life stories, with commentary […]

  • The Art of Heckling and Why It Should Die Explored in This In-Depth Doc

    The Art of Heckling and Why It Should Die Explored in This In-Depth Doc

    August 23, 2017 — Writers, critics and audiences have one thing in common: an opinion. The difference between the three is how these opinions are presented — and if there’s one method that is universally rejected by performers as tasteless, obnoxious and wasted effort, it’s heckling.In Heckler, a documentary exploring criticism culture from the point of view of the stage performer, entertainers recall their personal experiences dealing with public and written backlash. Between screaming obscenities and writing scathing online reviews, performers who find […]

  • Grace Kelly Keeps it Real in Small-Town Missouri

    Grace Kelly Keeps it Real in Small-Town Missouri

    August 22, 2017 — Grace Kelly has never had it all; not the Grace Kelly from suburban Missouri, that is.In Grace Under Fire, recovering alcoholic and mother of three Grace (Brett Butler) is piecing her life together one step a time after leaving her abusive husband in an attempt make right by her children. One thing she didn’t lose in all of the chaos: a can-do attitude.With help from best friend and neighbor Nadine (Tony Award® winner Julie White) and […]

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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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