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  • In The Award-Winning “The Sweet Hereafter,” The Deaths Of A Town’s Children Comes With Unforseen Trauma

    In The Award-Winning “The Sweet Hereafter,” The Deaths Of A Town’s Children Comes With Unforseen Trauma

    July 24, 2017 —  A school, bus crashes through a barrier into a lake. Who is responsible? was it the bus, the town, the bus driver? And who is supposed ti 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

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  • “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 […]

  • “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 […]

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  • 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: […]

  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

  • “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 […]

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  • 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 […]

  • “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 […]

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  • 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 […]

  • “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) […]

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  • “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 […]

  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

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  • “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 […]

  • “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 […]

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  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

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  • 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, […]

  • 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 […]

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  • “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 […]

  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

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  • “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 […]

  • An Attempt At Extortion Put Britain’s Largest Supermarket Chain In The Middle Of A Police Investigation

    An Attempt At Extortion Put Britain’s Largest Supermarket Chain In The Middle Of A Police Investigation

    May 31, 2017 — For months Tesco, Britain’s largest supermarket chain, got messages from a secret source that claimed that the company’s customers would come under threat if certain demands were not met.The demands included the production of modified club cards that could be turned in for money.Threats came in by mail, and it required an actual explosion before the police could be certain how serious the threat actually was. Once the threat was deemed severe — after a letter bomb […]

  • FilmRise Announces The Acquisition Of “Motherland,” The World Cinema Special Jury Award-Winner At Sundance

    FilmRise Announces The Acquisition Of “Motherland,” The World Cinema Special Jury Award-Winner At Sundance

    June 1, 2017 — Variety has announced that FilmRise has acquired the exclusive North American distribution rights to Ramona S. Diaz’s documentary Motherland.The setting for the film is the Dr. Fabella Memorial Hospital in Manilla, one of the largest and busiest maternity hospitals in the Philippines. The country, which has one of the highest birth rates in the world, has just announced the arrival of the 100 millionth Fillipino.The audience connects with three women who must navigate their way through […]

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  • Nick Broomfield Made Two Documentaries From Interviews That Aileen Wuornos Gave To Him From Death Row

    Nick Broomfield Made Two Documentaries From Interviews That Aileen Wuornos Gave To Him From Death Row

    May 30, 2017 — In recent history, there has been a reluctance to put women to death. Seen as the weaker, kinder sex, women were rarely sentenced to be executed.Aileen Wuornos was only the 10th woman to be executed in the United States after the 1976 Supreme Court decision which restored capital punishment.The crime for which she was sentenced was the serial killing of 7 men. Because one of the bodies was never found, she received six death penalties.Originally she would […]

  • “1st & Ten” Puts The Lighter Side Of Football On Display

    “1st & Ten” Puts The Lighter Side Of Football On Display

    May 30, 2017 – 1st & Ten describes the stories, antics, rumors and playing records of the fictional California Bulls. The Bulls are a football team that makes it to the championship every year — even if the results aren’t what they and their owners hope for.Diane Barrow’s (Delta Burke, Designing Women) divorce from a wealthy man leaves her in charge of the team, even though that’s the last thing she needed. She has to learn everything about the game and takes the […]

  • Do You Believe In Urban Legends?

    Do You Believe In Urban Legends?

    May 26, 2017 — Urban Legends blur the line between truth and fiction — did that story really happen? Is it possible? Why does everyone know this story?Each generation develops its own stories, but, somehow, the older stories remain, too.The Kentucky Fried Rat; the attacker with a hook for a hand; the exploding toilet; the bug that crawled inside someone’s ear and ate their brain. Each of these is told by generations, with minor variations.  Each story plays into our […]

  • “Steve McQueen: The Man And Le Mans” Tells The Story Of One Man’s Obsession

    “Steve McQueen: The Man And Le Mans” Tells The Story Of One Man’s Obsession

    May 26, 2017 — Steve McQueen was obsessed with racing, with cars and bikes, with speed, But most of all, he became obsessed with the 24 Hours of Le Mans car race.Most car races are only about speed; Le Mans is about speed, certainly, but also reliability, efficiency, maneuverability. For 24 hours, racers — and their cars — are subjected to real roads and almost real driving conditions. It is an unforgiving race.That may have been why Steve McQueen loved it […]

  • For Illegal Immigrants, Every Day Is Frightening

    For Illegal Immigrants, Every Day Is Frightening

    May 25, 2017 — High school is tough. You are  surrounded by peers who are eager to see you fail and yet you are your own toughest critic.There are so many stresses, concerns, grades teachers, personal issues. Nothing is easy.Now add another to that combination of pressures — you are an illegal immigrant. Though your parents have brought you to America, the only country you have ever known, from a country you do not remember, you are still an outsider. You […]

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  • Matthew Shepard Should Not Be Forgotten

    Matthew Shepard Should Not Be Forgotten

    May 25, 2017 — The death of Matthew Shepard brought consciousness of LGBT hate crimes to the entire world.Shepard was a student at Wyoming University when he was given a ride by two men, Aaron McKinney and Russell Henderson. Shepard thought he was being driven home from a bar; instead, the two men took him to remote area where they tied him up, tortured him, pistol-whipped him, fractured his skull and left him while they drove off.The two killers would […]

  • A Cast Of Stars — Burt Reynolds, Raquel Welch, Charles Durning and Robert Loggia — Star In The Mob Comedy “Forget About It”

    A Cast Of Stars — Burt Reynolds, Raquel Welch, Charles Durning and Robert Loggia — Star In The Mob Comedy “Forget About It”

    May 24, 2017 — Nitti (Michael Saquella) is a mob enforcer turned informant who is planted in  a desert retirement community by the Witness Protection Act.Of course, he has smuggled more than $4,000,000 from his ex-boss, so lying low for a little while is probably a good idea.Unfortunately, his neighbors, Sam, Carl and Eddie (Burt Reynolds, Robert Loggia, and Charles Durning) don’t foresee anything exciting coming down the track of their lives. Or at least they didn’t until Christine DeLee […]

  • “Dead Awake,” By One Of The Creators Of “Final Destination,” Is Available For Streaming

    “Dead Awake,” By One Of The Creators Of “Final Destination,” Is Available For Streaming

    May 24, 2017 — Sleep paralysis is a deeply frightening phenomenon.Neither completely asleep nor awake, sufferers of sleep paralysis find their minds alert, but their bodies cannot respond — paralysis leaves them locked in and defenseless. No matter how powerful the stimulus — and fear is extraordinarily strong — The sufferer lies in a paralyzed state, unable to move.In Dead Awake, an ancient evil force preys on those in this locked-in state, and one of the victims must find a way […]

  • Sometimes You Just Luck Into The Right Job

    Sometimes You Just Luck Into The Right Job

    May 23, 2017 — Sometimes, when  you are really desperate, you make decisions that are totally wrong. And yet, sometimes they turn out to be the right choice.Bob Tree (Tom Green) is a hapless kind of guy, the sort who never can hold down a job, a woman, or anything else important.He attempts employment by using the yellow pages and trying out whatever starts with A. Once he gets fired by all of those opportunities, he starts at B.Hitting on being […]

  • “Bad Rap” Looks At The World Of Asian-American Rappers

    “Bad Rap” Looks At The World Of Asian-American Rappers

    May 23, 2017 — Hip hop music has taken over the world. Audiences around the globe respond to it; its style can be seen everywhere, and its big names are universal stars. But, despite its universal appeal, the face of hip hop is largely unchanged from its origins in the 1970’s. Rap stars are mostly black and Hispanic, with white faces trailing; men outnumber women.Bad Rap follows a group of unapologetic Asian-American rap artists who are trying to break through. These four — […]

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  • Christian Slater Is Accustomed To Catching His Prey In “Pursued”

    Christian Slater Is Accustomed To Catching His Prey In “Pursued”

    May 22, 2017 — Gil Bellows stars as Ben Keats, the brilliant techie who has invented a tracking device that should help establish his new company — one he has been working on with his cohorts.His only problem — he is being pursued by Vincent Palmer (Christian Slater), a corporate head hunter who is accustomed to getting his way. In other words, he is accustomed to getting anyone in his sights.When his usual bag of tricks — outrageous offers, blandishments, essential […]

  • Lois Smith’s Brilliant Performance In “Marjorie Prime” Anchors This Fascinating Science Fiction Consideration Of Memory

    Lois Smith’s Brilliant Performance In “Marjorie Prime” Anchors This Fascinating Science Fiction Consideration Of Memory

    May 22, 2017 — Memory is so difficult.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 older woman who, in the near future, has Alzheimers’s. As she loses her ability to remember but maintains a sense of bereavement over the loss of her husband, her family buys her a hologram — an image of her late husband (Jon Hamm) as […]

  • In “The Acid House,” Irvine Welsh’s World Is Once Again On View

    In “The Acid House,” Irvine Welsh’s World Is Once Again On View

    May 19, 2017 — Irvine Welsh understands the world he writes about. Born in Edinburgh, familiar with working class poverty and the punk scene. He is concerned with Scottish identity, hooliganism and class divides.The Acid House is a triptych of films based on short stories by Welsh (Trainspotting) which takes you back into the world of young men from the slums of North Edinburgh — men who are not at good places in their lives.In the first story, The Granton Star […]

  • “My Friend Dahmer” Asks How A Quirky Teenager Transforms Into One Of The Most Notorious Criminals Of All Time

    “My Friend Dahmer” Asks How A Quirky Teenager Transforms Into One Of The Most Notorious Criminals Of All Time

    May 19, 2017 — FilmRise has acquired My Friend Dahmer, the biography based on the acclaimed graphic novel of the same name by Derf Backderf, an actual classmate of Dahmer’s.Jeffrey Dahmer (Ross Lynch) would become a serial killer and rapist whose crimes would eventually include necrophilia and cannibalism. He would be convicted for 16 life terms, which he was serving when he was beaten to death by a fellow inmate.My Friend Dahmer tells the story of Dahmer as a young man — […]

  • Twins Find Their Psychic Connection Gets Them Through Decades Of Difficulties In “On The Black Hill”

    Twins Find Their Psychic Connection Gets Them Through Decades Of Difficulties In “On The Black Hill”

    May 18, 2017 — Based on an award-winning novel by Bruce Chatwin (Patagonia), On The Black Hill tells the story of a family living near the Welsh/English border, thrown together on their remote sheep farm.Their lives take place in an insular world. The father and the mother, who fell in love when they were young and hopeful, no longer have any real relationship and yet they stay together. The father is self-destructive but he also has an unfortunate tendency to […]

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  • Post A Video And Win A Chance To Have A Family — That Is The Surprising World Of “Vegas Baby”

    Post A Video And Win A Chance To Have A Family — That Is The Surprising World Of “Vegas Baby”

    May 18, 2017 — Starting a family is generally an intensely private decision. But when the normal fertility routes fail,  some families feel that In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) is their only hope for a family of their own.The second difficulty is that IVF is also extremely expensive. Therefore, a wealthy but infertile family has many more options.For poor hopeful parents, the choices are limited. IVF is not covered by most insurance. The only way for some of these families to pay […]

  • “Lexx” Is A Centuries-Long Science Fiction Epic

    “Lexx” Is A Centuries-Long Science Fiction Epic

    May 17, 2017 –A group of mismatched misfits travels through two separate universes aboard the Lexx — an organic spaceship that happens to be the most powerful destructive weapon ever produced.They have stolen the Lexx, and it enables them to travel between both the insect and human universes that have been at war for centuriesThe crew of the Lexx is looking throughout the universe for a new planet on which to make a home, but they must find a way […]

  • “24X36: A Movie About Movie Posters” Is Now Available

    “24X36: A Movie About Movie Posters” Is Now Available

    May 17, 2017 — In the Golden Age of Hollywood, the movie poster was part of every movie release.Small movies, huge releases, they all got the poster treatment. In many cases, the poster was the best part of the movie. Some significant artists created iconic images for movie posters.But as the studios folded, one after the other, the movie poster stopped being an inevitable part of each film’s release. The age of the movie poster ended, and with it, the […]

  • In “Who Murdered Joy Morgan?,” The Suspects Are All Part Of A Remarkable Cast

    In “Who Murdered Joy Morgan?,” The Suspects Are All Part Of A Remarkable Cast

    May 16, 2017 — An impressive cast acts out a plot that’s sure to intrigue…Academy Award®-winning Kim Basinger (at her gorgeous best) plays Laury Medford, the beautiful daughter of the chairman of the board of the hospital where both Dr. Paul Trenton (Paul Rubinstein) and Dr. Max Heller (Stephen Macht) both work. Both men want to marry the well-born beauty, but when Dr. Heller, the mediocre playboy doctor, become engaged to her, Dr.Trenton makes sure that Laury receives a letter […]

  • People Still Mourn The Passing Of Tower Records

    People Still Mourn The Passing Of Tower Records

    May 16, 2017 — All Things Must Pass: The Rise and Fall of Tower Records, describes the arc of Tower’s fall: worth $1 billion in 1999, Tower was bankrupt by 2007.This acclaimed documentary about the iconic record chain — directed by actor Colin Hanks — gives the viewer these basic facts immediately. People of a certain age remember Tower Records as a kind of an agora — it was a compelling marketplace to which people who enjoyed music and collecting records, tapes and CDs […]

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  • “Dishonored Lady” Stars Hedy Lamarr, Often Called “The Most Beautiful Woman In Hollywood”

    “Dishonored Lady” Stars Hedy Lamarr, Often Called “The Most Beautiful Woman In Hollywood”

    May 15, 2017 — She was easily one of the most beautiful women in the world — but that was only one side of Hedy Lamarr.An A-list star, Lamarr’s film career was just part of her thoroughly remarkable life.She first rose to fame in a film entitled Ecstasy. The film, shot in 1933 in Czechoslovakia, showed a few brief scenes of Lamarr swimming and running through a forest naked. That alone would have made it scandalous (and a hit); but it also had […]

  • Popeye Is One Of The Most Popular Characters In The History Of Cartoons

    Popeye Is One Of The Most Popular Characters In The History Of Cartoons

    May 15, 2017 — He is Popeye the Sailor Man, and he been amusing us for approximately 90 years.He’s rugged and funny-looking, he’s hard to understand, never changes his clothes and, without his spinach, he’s an ordinary guy. But once he eats his spinach, watch out.As an animated character, Popeye has existed since the 1930s. Olive Oyl, Wimpy, Bluto and Swee’Pea are all there to make Popeye’s shenanigans complete. Watch the early cartoons and see why Popeye remains one of the most […]

  • Flash Gordon And The “Defenders Of The Earth” Take On Ming The Merciless In One Of The Greatest Science Fiction Cartoon Series Of All Time

    Flash Gordon And The “Defenders Of The Earth” Take On Ming The Merciless In One Of The Greatest Science Fiction Cartoon Series Of All Time

    May 12, 2017 — The world has loved Flash Gordon since he first appeared as one of the earliest intergalactic space heroes.In one of his later incarnations, he, the Phantom, his trusted bodyguard Lothar, Mandrake and their children — forming the newest generation of space heroes — rally their talents and defenses to fight the villains of the universe, including Ming the Merciless and his henchmen.Ming’s collections of bad guys, villains and rapscallions is so vast that Flash and his […]

  • Eagerly Anticipated Horror Film “Dead Awake” Opens Today

    Eagerly Anticipated Horror Film “Dead Awake” Opens Today

    May 12, 2017 — The worst thing about sleep paralysis is that it’s real.The phenomenon results in a half-awake state in which the sufferer’s mind is clear and active, but their body is paralyzed so that they cannot respond physically to any stimulus.No matter how frightening.Written by Jeffrey Reddick, one of the creators of the Final Destination franchise, Dead Awake is a horror/thriller about a young woman whose nightmares are accompanied by bouts of sleep paralysis — during which she […]

  • Anna Friel Stars As A Woman Whose Life Is Completely Altered By A War Half A World Away

    Anna Friel Stars As A Woman Whose Life Is Completely Altered By A War Half A World Away

    May 11, 2017 — War affects everyone involved, not just those who fight. The pain of those left behind is undeniable. The War Bride is a beautifully acted drama about a young woman who finds herself alone with a newborn child when her husband goes off to fight in World War II. She knew that fighting in the war would be painful for her husband, but was, perhaps, unprepared for the ways it would change her own life.To her relief, her […]

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