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  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

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  • “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 […]

  • 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 […]

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  • 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 — […]

  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

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  • “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 […]

  • “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 […]

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  • 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 […]

  • “Dead Awake” Opens Tomorrow

    “Dead Awake” Opens Tomorrow

    May 11, 2017 — Watch the clip for the eagerly awaited horror film Dead Awake, called “He Hasn’t Slept In Over A Year.” From one of the creators of Final Destination, advanced word on this film is that it is one of the most frightening films to hit theaters in years. “Dead Awake is a no-nonsense, sleep-disturbing film… If you can bite on a solid science fiction film with heavy sprinkles of pure horror, you can certainly chew on the chills of Dead […]

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  • “The First World War” Helped Create The World As We Know It

    “The First World War” Helped Create The World As We Know It

    May 10, 2017 — World War I was the “War to End All Wars;” yet the peace treaty that ended it was one of the causes of World War II, just 20 years later.It re-shaped the world, upset dynasties that had ruled the world for hundreds of years, broke down established social orders. It changed social norms, altered people’s view of the social order, and led to the Russian revolution.On some levels, it was the beginning of the modern world. […]

  • “Manifesto,” Starring Cate Blanchett In 13 Different Roles, Opens Today

    “Manifesto,” Starring Cate Blanchett In 13 Different Roles, Opens Today

    April 26, 2017 — The brilliant Cate Blanchett stars in Manifesto, which opens theatrically today.The two-time Academy-Award®-winning Blanchett plays 13 separate roles, each based on a monologue about art.Her vignettes include statements by a homeless man, a mourner, a school teacher, a housewife, a reporter and newscaster, each talking about a different movement in art that has been important to the modern world.What could have been scholarly and dry turns into a fascinating, no holds barred performance — actually 13 performances […]

  • In The Delightful Comedy “Delivering Milo,” An All-Star Cast Explains Where Babies Come From

    In The Delightful Comedy “Delivering Milo,” An All-Star Cast Explains Where Babies Come From

    May 9, 2017 — Elizabeth (Bridget Fonda, Single White Female) and Kevin (Campbell Scott, The Amazing Spider Man) are happily expectant parents, eagerly waiting for their son Milo, to be born. Unfortunately, Milo (Anton Yelchin, Star Trek) has other plans. He has developed a fear of life on Earth and has decided to stay put. No amount of coaxing convinces Milo that he wants to be part of the world he is expected to inhabit.This is not just an issue for Milo’s […]

  • “The Greasy Strangler” Is Available On DVD Today

    “The Greasy Strangler” Is Available On DVD Today

    May 9, 2017 —  The Greasy Strangler is an almost indescribable film. The Playlist included it in its list of “The 50 Most Anticipated Films of the Fall Season,” calling it the “…future cult classic “The Greasy Strangler.” Boom Howdy says “Flush your expectations down the toilet, because you have never seen a slasher film or a father-son comedy like this before. Writer/Director Jim Hosking has made an outrageously off-kilter feature film debut that is equal parts disgusting, offensive, and manically entertaining.”Birth. Movie. […]

  • Tom Sawyer And Huck Finn Are Part Of The American Consciousness

    Tom Sawyer And Huck Finn Are Part Of The American Consciousness

    May 8, 2017 — Did you really think that Tom Sawyer or Huckleberry Finn would grow up to be lawyers?Band of Robbers takes two of the most iconic characters in American literature and continues their stories. Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, now grown up, are the leads in this modern-day sequel to Mark Twain’s two most famous books — The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884).Growing up hasn’t been particularly kind to either of […]

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  • “Manifesto,” With Cate Blanchett In 13 Roles, Opens This Week

    “Manifesto,” With Cate Blanchett In 13 Roles, Opens This Week

    May 8, 2017 — Cate Blanchett is always fascinating.She has played Elizabeth I of England, The Lady of the Wood in The Lord of the Rings, a righteous and straight-laced Victorian wife (An Ideal Husband), a python (The Jungle Book) an evil fairytale stepmother (Cinderella), a resistance-worker in World war II France (Veronica Guérin); and the list continues.But rarely has this chameleon-like actor had the opportunity to play so many roles in a single movie.In Manifesto, Blanchett has 13 widely […]

  • There Is Significant Evidence That Marilyn Monroe Was Murdered

    There Is Significant Evidence That Marilyn Monroe Was Murdered

    May 5, 2017 — Marilyn Monroe was a top movie star for just over 10 years. That is difficult to believe, considering the impact she has had on movies, our culture, our way of looking at women, our understanding of the term “cultural icon”She was, after all,  the ultimate blonde bombshell and the reigning sex symbol of the 1950s. Despite her short career — she would really only be a star in 12 movies  — Marilyn Monroe is listed as the 6th greatest female […]

  • “Dayveon,” The Acclaimed Feature By First-Time Director Amman Abbasi, Is Acquired By FilmRise

    “Dayveon,” The Acclaimed Feature By First-Time Director Amman Abbasi, Is Acquired By FilmRise

    May 5, 2017  —The North American rights to Dayveon have been acquired by FilmRise.The film, which premiered at Sundance, is a coming-of-age story about Dayveon (Devin Blackmon), a 13-year old growing up in rural Arkansas. His older brother has died of a gunshot wound and Dayveon is sad and alone. He hates the “stupid” town he has grown up in, and feels rootless there.He is attracted to the local gangs — their violence and their camaraderie.In his mind they  come to […]

  • They Left Us Too Soon

    They Left Us Too Soon

    May 4, 2017 — Sometimes the best, brightest and most talented people die early, before their work is finished.In the case of these particular artists, the world wanted so much more from them – more films, more recordings, more performances.They were people we loved to watch or listen to, and then, too soon, they were gone.Often their deaths were preventable, which makes the pain of losing them even greater. There are just too many “What ifs?” Not one of them reached […]

  • It’s Every Parent’s Fear — The Disappearance Of A Child

    It’s Every Parent’s Fear — The Disappearance Of A Child

    May 2, 2017 — When 14-year old Amber disappears from her Dublin home, her family is thrown into a kind of petrified turmoil. Her parents have to cope with having their worst fears come true.The uncertainty is overwhelming. They have no idea what has happened or even where to start looking. Amber’s parents, Sarah and Ben, will try anything, explore any avenue, to try to find their daughter. But their attempts always seem to lead nowhere, and it is difficult for the two, […]

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  • “Dead Awake” Is Like The Ultimate Nightmare — Except You Are Still Awake

    “Dead Awake” Is Like The Ultimate Nightmare — Except You Are Still Awake

    May 3, 2017 — The worst thing about sleep paralysis is that it’s real.The real 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 […]

  • Three Friends Fought Together In Vietnam; Only One Returned

    Three Friends Fought Together In Vietnam; Only One Returned

    May 2, 2017 — When Soren Sorensen was ten years old, his father, Peter, took him to Washington, D.C., where he saw his father trace the names of two men off of Maya Lin’s Vietnam War Memorial. Then he watched in astonishment as the usually stoic Peter’s eyes filled with tears.Peter Sorensen had served in Vietnam. The names he traced belonged to two men he had served with, neither of whom survived the war.Soren Sorensen set out to try to understand […]

  • “The Snowman…Is A Horse That Melts The Heart”… “The New York Times”

    “The Snowman…Is A Horse That Melts The Heart”… “The New York Times”

    May 2, 2017 — Someone forgot to let Snowman know that he was just a plow horse.Harry deLeyer 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 at a fancy school 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. […]

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    “Villa Des Roses” Is The Story Of Love, War And The Loss Of Innocence

    May 1, 2017 — Villa des Roses tells a story of consuming heartache, the kind that often comes with war.Just prior to the First World War, Louise Créteur (Julie Delpy, An American Werewolf in Paris, Lolo,), recently widowed, must leave her son behind and move to Paris in order to find work. She ends up as the chambermaid at a run-down hotel called Villa des Roses, where a somewhat derelict group of inhabitants has taken up lodging.Grieving and lonely, Louise falls hard […]

  • In “Fursonas,” The Furry Community Explains That It Is All About Acceptance

    In “Fursonas,” The Furry Community Explains That It Is All About Acceptance

    May 1, 2017 — Most people have trouble understanding the popularity of furry fandom. Creating fictional human-like personas for furry (already fictional) characters does not appeal to the majority of people.Neither does designing, assembling and dressing up in furry costumes.But for some, it is an important element of their lives. For them, choosing to dress up as animals — usually one particular animal whose features and personality have been created with care — is a form of self-expression which gives pleasure and […]

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  • In The Mockumentary “Mail Order Wife,” No One Gets What They Expect

    In The Mockumentary “Mail Order Wife,” No One Gets What They Expect

    Mail Order Wife is a mockumentary in which real filmmakers play fictional filmmakers to tell a compelling story — that of men who use an “international matchmaking service.” In other words, men who prefer to buy a wife from a country where the poverty rate is so high and the future so grim that women will sell themselves in order to escape. This method of getting married is generally used by men who are not able to or do not choose to […]

  • White Girl Has Created Controversy Wherever It Was Shown

    White Girl Has Created Controversy Wherever It Was Shown

    April 28, 2017 — People love it or hate it. You have to see White Girl for yourself, and make up your own mind.It is the story of a young woman’s summer in New York while she waits to go back to college. She plans to have all of the fun she can, and it never occurs to her that her intentional wildness could be doing damage to others.Reviewers have strong opinions:Esquire:“Elizabeth Wood’s party-monster rager of a film made much […]

  • Do Not Watch “The Blackout Experiments” Alone

    Do Not Watch “The Blackout Experiments” Alone

    April 27, 2017 –This is definitely not for the faint of heart.Blackout is an all-encompassing experiment that some people undertake as a psycho-sexual means of dealing with fear.Blackout experiments permit the participants to be tortured in both physical and emotional ways, as a means of breaking down a person’s boundaries and freeing their fears. Those who choose to take part (participants must sign waivers in case of trouble), accept having no privacy — they agree that their homes can be […]

  • “Silicon Cowboys” Tells The Story Of A World Totally Different From Our Own  — One In Which Most People Had Never Worked On A Computer

    “Silicon Cowboys” Tells The Story Of A World Totally Different From Our Own — One In Which Most People Had Never Worked On A Computer

    April 27, 2017 — It was a different time. Most people in the world had never used a computer. And it wasn’t that long ago.In those days, computers were usually large, clunky contraptions; the personal computer was a small enough business that one company could pretty much own the market.That company was IBM.Of course, that was until Compaq Computers, the upstart computing company that would eventually take on IBM for control of the personal computer market, came up with one of […]

  • “How To Plan An Orgy In A Small Town” Is Part Romp, Part Farce And All Hilarious

    “How To Plan An Orgy In A Small Town” Is Part Romp, Part Farce And All Hilarious

    April 26, 2017 — How to Plan an Orgy in a Small Town is the funniest sex-farce to come along in years.Cassie (Jewel Staite, Stargate: Atlantis, Firefly) is a sex columnist with a non-existent sex life. She needs material for a book deal she has accepted; since she has already spent the advance, she has to come through with the book. But she has so little material to work from.When her distant and disapproving mother dies, Cassie is forced to return […]

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  • “Manifesto,” With Cate Blanchett In 13 Different Roles, Opens At The Tribeca Film Festival

    “Manifesto,” With Cate Blanchett In 13 Different Roles, Opens At The Tribeca Film Festival

    April 26, 2017 —  Manifesto opens at the Tribeca Film Festival today.The two-time Academy-Award®-winning Cate Blanchett takes on 13 separate roles, each a virtual monologue, in which her character discusses one of the movements in art that has affected our times.Her vignettes include statements by a homeless man, a mourner, a school teacher, a housewife, a reporter and newscaster, each talking about a different movement in art.What could have been scholarly and dry turns into a fascinating, no holds barred performance […]

  • “Peace Officer” Looks At The Dangers Of Our Militarized Police, Through The Eyes Of An Ex-Law Officer

    “Peace Officer” Looks At The Dangers Of Our Militarized Police, Through The Eyes Of An Ex-Law Officer

    April 25, 2017 — William J. “Dub” Lawrence’s background is impressive. He was a Marine and the youngest sheriff ever elected in Davis County, Utah.In 1975 he also founded his state’s first SWAT (Special Weapons and Tactics) program. 30 years later, that same SWAT team would shoot his son-in-law to death after an 8-hour stand-off. This controversial killing set Lawrence on a new path. He began investigating the incident — and several other SWAT actions as well.Peace Officer, the award-winning documentary, follows Lawrence as he […]

  • From Glam Rock To Mormonism And Back Again: “New York Doll” Tells The Unique Story Of Arthur Kane

    From Glam Rock To Mormonism And Back Again: “New York Doll” Tells The Unique Story Of Arthur Kane

    April 25, 2017 — The New York Dolls were one of the seminal punk rock bands of the early 1970’s. 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.Johnny Thunders, Sylvain Sylvain, Jerry Nolan, David Johansen and Arthur “Killer” Kane were the original Dolls, but the band did not stay together. Arthur Kane was forced out […]

  • In “Young Dracula,” The Vampires Have The Same Problems As Every One Else — Well, Maybe A Few More

    In “Young Dracula,” The Vampires Have The Same Problems As Every One Else — Well, Maybe A Few More

    April 24, 2017 — Young Dracula is far more fun than vampires are supposed to be.The award-winning series, which originally aired on CBBC, is a humorous horror/drama television show that is based loosely on a children’s book called Young Dracula and Young Monsters by Michael Lawrence. It won the Royal Television Society Award for Best Children’s Drama, and the Welsh BAFTA for Best Children’s Drama.It stars Gerran Howell, Keith Lee Castle, Simon Ludders and Clare Thomas.The series follows the Dracula family of vampires. They […]

  • “Let Me Make You A Martyr” Is A Darkly Violent Southern Gothic Revenge Story

    “Let Me Make You A Martyr” Is A Darkly Violent Southern Gothic Revenge Story

    April 24, 2017 — Two adoptive siblings, Drew (Niko Nicotera) and June (Sam Quartin), decide to take revenge on their abusive adopted father, crime boss Larry Glass.What they don’t know is that he has hired a professional hitman named Pope (Marilyn Manson) to take them out, too.Let Me Make You a Martyr is an acclaimed Southern Gothic revenge story that has made made its mark on the festival circuit. Set in an impoverished and exploited area, filled with drugs and hopelessness […]

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  • These Children Used To Pick Through Trash To Help Feed Their Families; Now They Have Played Music For The Pope

    These Children Used To Pick Through Trash To Help Feed Their Families; Now They Have Played Music For The Pope

    April 26, 2017 — The garbage landfill of Cateura, Paraguay has been a minor source of income for the truly impoverished people of the area — adults and children sift through the mountains of garbage, hoping to find something — anything — to sell.The poverty is stifling. Children rarely get more than a few years of schooling; they are needed at very young ages to help support their families. Education was never highly regarded — it did not change the […]

  • The Acclaimed Film “From Nowhere” Is Timely And Important

    The Acclaimed Film “From Nowhere” Is Timely And Important

    April 20, 2017 — This movie could not be more timely.From Nowhere tells the story of three high school students who are struggling with all of the same issues that trouble all teenagers, but, in addition, these three have another issue which causes them constant concern.The are illegal aliens. They know that at any time, should someone require documentation of them, they could end up deported back to countries they don’t know and have never spent any time in. These children […]

  • “Babymother” Pounds To An Explosive Jamaican Dance Hall Beat

    “Babymother” Pounds To An Explosive Jamaican Dance Hall Beat

    April 20, 2017 — In Harlesden, a West Indian working class section of London, Anita (Anjela Lauren Smith) is mother to two young children she is raising alone in a small apartment she shares with her older sister and strict mother.But at night, Anita trades in her everyday life and becomes a flamboyant diva, dressed in flashy finery, performing Jamaican dancehall, reggae and pop songs with her 2-girl crew called Neeta, Sweeta, & Nastie.Hard-fought success comes at a price and eventually the women […]

  • Naomi Kutin, The Orthodox Jewish Teenager Who Holds Many Powerlifting World Records, Really Is A “Supergirl”

    Naomi Kutin, The Orthodox Jewish Teenager Who Holds Many Powerlifting World Records, Really Is A “Supergirl”

    April 20, 2017 — When she was 10 years old and 92.8 pounds, powerlifter Naomi Kutin broke a personal record: she deadlifted 209 pounds. That was 225 percent of her body weight.Now 14, the New Jersey native holds numerous world records and competes in a sport traditionally regarded as a male undertaking.However, Naomi does not lift on Shabbos. She is an observant Orthodox Jew.Supergirl is an acclaimed documentary that examines the life of a young girl as she balances the many […]

  • In “Respire,” The Secrets of Life And Death Are Contained In A Little Wooden Box

    In “Respire,” The Secrets of Life And Death Are Contained In A Little Wooden Box

    April 19, 2017 — Susan, who owns a small curio shop in an undisclosed location, has a terminal illness and a difficult, lonely life.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.Well, mostly. It seems […]

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  • “Going Clear: Scientology And The Prison Of Belief” Is One Of The Decade’s Most Acclaimed Documentaries

    “Going Clear: Scientology And The Prison Of Belief” Is One Of The Decade’s Most Acclaimed Documentaries

    April 19, 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. 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 blackmail, children […]

  • FilmRise Acquires The Award-Winning Documentary “I Am Another You”

    FilmRise Acquires The Award-Winning Documentary “I Am Another You”

    April 18, 2017 — The North American rights to director Nanfu Wang’s second documentary feature, I Am Another You, have been acquired By FilmRise. Her first feature documentary, Hooligan Sparrow, won numerous awards around the world.I Am Another You won the Special Jury Award for a Documentary Feature at SXSWThe film follows Dylan Olsen, a 22 year drifter who lives on the city streets by choice. He rejects society, his family and the comfortable home they offered him for an […]

  • “Patrick Macnee’s Ghost Stories” Are Bound To Keep You Up At Night

    “Patrick Macnee’s Ghost Stories” Are Bound To Keep You Up At Night

    April 17, 2017 — Patrick Macnee was best-known for his performance as John Steed, the unflappable British secret agent of The Avengers, a role he would play 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 […]

  • The San Francisco Chronicle States “Truman Is A Thing Of Beauty”

    The San Francisco Chronicle States “Truman Is A Thing Of Beauty”

    April 17, 2017 — The reviews for Cesc Gay’s Truman have been outstanding.The Spanish/Argentinian Truman won 5 major Goya Awards (the Spanish equivalent of the Oscar®) upon its release in Spain. Now the rest of the world is getting a chance to see how truly special this movie is.The San Francisco Chronicle has praised it unreservedly: “Truman” is a great Spanish film that has taken 18 months to arrive in the United States. Last year, at the Goya Awards (the Spanish […]

  • A Stranger Explains The Meaning Of The Life, Death And Resurrection Of Jesus

    A Stranger Explains The Meaning Of The Life, Death And Resurrection Of Jesus

    April 14, 2017 — On the Sunday after the Resurrection, two mourners are joined in their journey by a fellow traveler who was a stranger to them. As they walked the stranger spoke to them and “explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself.”The two mourners were thus able to understand, as they were not before, the reasons for both Jesus’ life and his death.The perfect Easter movie, Road to Emmaus, the award-winning short film written and […]

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  • “Finding Oscar,” The Acclaimed Documentary Executive Produced By Stephen Spielberg, Opens Theatrically Today

    “Finding Oscar,” The Acclaimed Documentary Executive Produced By Stephen Spielberg, Opens Theatrically Today

    April 14, 2017 –The brilliant documentary Finding Oscar opens theatrically today.Executive produced by Stephen Spielberg, the film tells the story of “Oscar,” who was three years old at the time of the Dos Erres massacre, during which Guatemalan government-led forces destroyed a small indigenous village and killed off almost all of the villagers.The massacre was particularly brutal, and went un-investigated until one of the soldiers involved, unable to keep secret any longer, told the story of the atrocities committed during the […]

  • The Life Of St. Peter Is Filled With Mysteries

    The Life Of St. Peter Is Filled With Mysteries

    April 13, 2017 — For more than two decades, the beloved actor David Suchet played the world-famous detective Hercule Poirot for PBS’ Masterpiece Mystery. During those 24 years he played a character who could solve all mysteries.Now Suchet is attempting to solve a mystery that perhaps even the fussy Belgian detective with the impressive little grey cells would have found challenging. He attempts to understand and explore one of the great mysteries of the Bible: Who was St. Peter, and […]

  • “Highway To Heaven” Stars The Beloved Michael Landon

    “Highway To Heaven” Stars The Beloved Michael Landon

    April 13, 2017 —  For decades, Michael Landon was one of television’s biggest stars.He played Little Joe Cartwright on Bonanza (one of early television’s most popular series) for 14 years. A year after the show was cancelled, Landon was in another hit series, Little House on the Prairie, which ran for 9 years.  A year after  that, he began starring in Highway to Heaven.In the series, which ran for 111 episodes (from 1984 to 1989), Landon starred as a probationary […]

  • Patton Oswalt Stars As Paul, The Self-Proclaimed “World’s Biggest New York Giants Fan” In The Bittersweet Comedy “Big Fan”

    Patton Oswalt Stars As Paul, The Self-Proclaimed “World’s Biggest New York Giants Fan” In The Bittersweet Comedy “Big Fan”

    April 12, 2017 — Paul’s life is not in great shape. He lives with his mother on Staten Island, he works the night shift as a parking garage attendant. He is an overweight 35 year old man, with no girlfriend or any likelihood of finding one. The only part of his life that gives him any pleasure is being a fan of the New York Giants. He calls in to sports radio stations, he argues with the broadcasters, he listens to everything […]

  • “Finding Oscar” Is A Story Of  Survival, Justice And Truth

    “Finding Oscar” Is A Story Of Survival, Justice And Truth

    April 12, 2017 — In December, 1982, a massacre took place in Dos Erres, Guatemala.Commandos working for the government entered the village and slaughtered more than 200 indigenous people — men women and children. It was part pf the government’s “scorched earth” policy; the people of the small village were thought to be in sympathy with the guerrilla forces battling the government.The government forces brutalized the children first and threw their bodies into a well. Men were interrogated and killed, […]

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  • “Gigantic” Teams Paul Dano And Zooey Deschanel In A Quirky Romance

    “Gigantic” Teams Paul Dano And Zooey Deschanel In A Quirky Romance

    April 11, 2017 — Brian Wethersby (Paul Dano, 12 Years a Slave, Looper) is unsure about most of the things in his life. A mattress salesman with an eccentric father (Ed Asner), a coot who brews tea out of psychedelic mushrooms, Brian knows only one thing for certain — he wants to adopt a Chinese baby. However feckless the rest of his life, he is sure of this one thing.Al, a rich man (John Goodman, Transformers, The West Wing) comes in to […]

  • A Search For A Boy Abducted From A Village Becomes A Search For Justice For The Innocents Who Were Slaughtered There

    A Search For A Boy Abducted From A Village Becomes A Search For Justice For The Innocents Who Were Slaughtered There

    April 11, 2017 — For more than 30 years, people have been searching for the truth about the massacre at Dos Erres.Guatemala’s civil war was particularly brutal. When a guerrilla raid on government forces made off with approximately 20 rifles, the government retaliated by sending in their elite Kaibiles force — a force that used a “scorched earth” policy of destroying everything in their path — to exact retribution.Acting on rumors, the Kaibiles entered the town of Dos Erres and […]

  • It Is The Most Widely Read Book In History — Step Inside The Process Behind The Creation Of The King James Bible

    It Is The Most Widely Read Book In History — Step Inside The Process Behind The Creation Of The King James Bible

    April 10, 2017 — The creation of the King James version of the Bible is one of the great undertakings of both religion and literature.Begun in 1604 and finished in 1611, the King James Bible translated 39 books of the Old Testament, 4 Books of the Apocrypha and the 27 books of the New Testament into English. Two English versions had already been created, but the King James version is considered to be more beautiful and potentially more accurate than past efforts.47 […]

  • “National Bird,” The Acclaimed Documentary, Is Available On DVD And Blu-ray

    “National Bird,” The Acclaimed Documentary, Is Available On DVD And Blu-ray

    April 10, 2017 — Drone warfare is one of the most controversial current affairs issues of our time. For some people it is a highly effective weapon, for others a tool of terror.Sonia Kennebeck‘s provocative film, National Bird, looks at the issues raised by this new form of warfare from a different perspective – that of the people directly impacted by the drone war. For the first time, this film follows three veterans who worked in the secret U.S. drone program, and connects […]

  • “City Slacker” Proves They Really Do Still Make Charming, Well-Written Movies

    “City Slacker” Proves They Really Do Still Make Charming, Well-Written Movies

    April 7, 2017 — She’s successful, ambitious and she definitely wants to have it all. She just doesn’t want it all right now.City Slacker is a warm and engaging British rom-com (it was nominated for Best UK Feature at the Raindance Film Festival) that has charm to spare.Career woman Amanda plans to have a significant career. She has every intention of having children — just not until she has established herself and made it up the corporate ladder. To that end, she has […]

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  • The Remarkable “Truman” Opens Theatrically Today

    The Remarkable “Truman” Opens Theatrically Today

    April 7, 2017 — When a man is dying, what he values becomes increasingly clear.For Julian, the answer is simple: he loves his dog Truman. So, as he nears the end of his time and begins to clear up the details of his life (and death) it becomes important to him to make sure that Truman, his devoted mastiff, gets a good home.The great Ricardo Darín plays Julian with enormous subtlety and irony. He is a man who has chosen to refuse […]

  • “The Torchlighters” Teaches Children About The Heroes Of The Christian Faith

    “The Torchlighters” Teaches Children About The Heroes Of The Christian Faith

    April 6, 2017 —The Torchlighters is a series of animated biographies aimed at children, ages 8- 12, and as Easter approaches, these films will help children understand the the lives and importance of Christian heroes of the past.This award-winning series shows children the stories behind the inspirational lives of those who dedicated themselves to the Christian faith.The stories are action-packed and designed to interest young Christians in their Church’s history.The Torchlighters: The Robert Jermain Story tells the tale of a […]

  • Tab Hunter Lived Two Separate Lives: A Hollywood Heartthrob In Public, In Private He Was Gay

    Tab Hunter Lived Two Separate Lives: A Hollywood Heartthrob In Public, In Private He Was Gay

    April 6, 2017 — In the 1950s, he was internationally famous. By the time he was 21, Tab Hunter was a leading man. He was ubiquitous, his face on every fan magazine. 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 […]

  • Nostradamus May Have Been The Greatest Prognosticator, Seer And Forecaster Who Ever Lived

    Nostradamus May Have Been The Greatest Prognosticator, Seer And Forecaster Who Ever Lived

    April 5, 2017 — Born Michel de Nostredame, the man commonly known as Nostradamus is widely considered to be one of the greatest seers of the future who ever lived.Born in 1503, Nostradamus first became well-known as an apothecary when he created a “rose pill” that supposedly help guard against the Plague. In 1550 he began to write a yearly almanac which, all told, contain 6,338 prophecies. These predictions made his name as a seer.Following those prophecies, he wrote Les Propheties (The Prophecies), a series […]

  • The Brilliant And Beautiful “Truman” Opens Theatrically This Week

    The Brilliant And Beautiful “Truman” Opens Theatrically This Week

    April 5, 2017 — Truman, the beautifully acted and emotionally complex festival favorite about coming to terms with end-of-life issues, is one of the most acclaimed and eagerly awaited films of the year.The reviews for this film have been exemplary.Director Cesc Gay’s  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 […]

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  • A Stunning Cast Populates The World Of “Edmond,” Written By David Mamet

    A Stunning Cast Populates The World Of “Edmond,” Written By David Mamet

    April 4, 2017 — A chance encounter with a fortune-teller changes the life of Edmond, who, upon being told that he is not where he belongs, decides to upend his world. Th results are remarkable and unpredictable.Written by the brilliant David Mamet, Edmond boasts a cast of actors few movies can equal. Mamet regular William H. Macy stars as the titular Edmond, who returns to his home after his encounter with the fortune-teller and informs his wife (Rebecca Pidgeon) that their […]

  • The Murder Of Kitty Genovese Became The Stuff Of Urban Legend, But, Like Many Urban Legends, It Was Not True

    The Murder Of Kitty Genovese Became The Stuff Of Urban Legend, But, Like Many Urban Legends, It Was Not True

    April 4, 2017 — The story of the murder of Kitty Genovese is one of the best-known crime stories of the past half century.Genovese was the young girl attacked on her own New York City street, raped and murdered with no one coming to her aid as she screamed for help for more than a half an hour. She would die on March 13, 1964, in Kew Gardens, QueensEyewitnesses turned away or closed their windows. No one even called the police. The New […]

  • In “Backgammon,” The Games Are Risky, Sexual And Suspenseful

    In “Backgammon,” The Games Are Risky, Sexual And Suspenseful

    April 3, 2017 — When 5 young people visit an isolated mansion, they get involved in psychological games that keep them on edge throughout the weekend.Part mystery, part thriller and filled with psychological and sexual tension, Backgammon keeps its characters and viewers in suspense.College student Andrew issues an invitation to Lucien and his girlfriend Elizabeth for a weekend getaway at the mansion. But the couple is disheartened to discover that Miranda, Andrew’s sister, and her despised boyfriend, Gerald, will also be […]

  • Ricardo Darín Gives An Acting Performance That Should Not Be Missed In The Emotionally Resonant “Truman”

    Ricardo Darín Gives An Acting Performance That Should Not Be Missed In The Emotionally Resonant “Truman”

    April 3, 2017 — Truman is one of the most-acclaimed movies to come out of Spain and Argentina in decades.Director Cesc Gay’s  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 visit from Tomas, a childhood […]

  • Kevin Costner Plays A Gambler Whose Luck Changes In “The Touch”

    Kevin Costner Plays A Gambler Whose Luck Changes In “The Touch”

    March 30, 2017 — Somethings are too important to gamble with.Will Bonner (Kevin Costner, Dances with Wolves) is a card sharp. When he meets Stacy (Andra Millian), she shows promise at cards, and he teaches her how to  plat — including how to count cards. When Stacy and Will go to a casino and she uses her newfound talents, the management of the casino isn’t happy and they take their revenge, in a brutal and disturbing way.Can Stacy make them pay for […]

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  • The Acclaimed Documentary “The Bad Kids” Is Available Tomorrow On DVD And Blu-ray

    The Acclaimed Documentary “The Bad Kids” Is Available Tomorrow On DVD And Blu-ray

    March 31, 2017 — When the documentary The Bad Kids won the 2016 Special Jury Prize for Vérité Filmmaking, the jury called it “A film that artfully avoids cliches by taking us into an overlooked world and illuminating not only the ugly reality but the humanity of the characters.”The film deals with a group of high school students growing up in an indigent area of the Mojave Desert. Their young lives have been affected by the difficulties that they have grown up […]

  • In “Amnesia,” The Police Investigator Cannot Be Sure That He Is Not A Murderer

    In “Amnesia,” The Police Investigator Cannot Be Sure That He Is Not A Murderer

    March 30, 2017 — Is he responsible for killing his wife? Is she really dead?Police investigator Mack Stone (John Hannah, Four Weddings and a Funeral, Sliding Doors and The Mummy franchise) doesn’t know what happened to his wife.  She disappeared 5 years ago; she may simply have walked out, or something more sinister could have happened to her. Stone was so drunk that night that he blacked out, and cannot remember anything that happened.In the meantime, Stone has an investigation to run. […]

  • Krazy Kat Has Been In Love With Ignatz, The Brick-Throwing Mouse, For More Than 80 Years

    Krazy Kat Has Been In Love With Ignatz, The Brick-Throwing Mouse, For More Than 80 Years

    March 30, 2017 — For more than 80 years, Krazy Kat has been entertaining us.He lives in Cokonino County, where he has a great love for Ignatz, a mouse who does not return Krazy’s affection. Ignatz, in fact, is not a friendly mouse, and tends to throw bricks at Krazy’s head. Krazy takes these actions as a sign of Ignatz’s affections. On the other hand, Officer Pupp often plans to lock up Ignatz for his brick-throwing ways.In other words, Krazy is not […]

  • The Young Widow Was Looking For Someplace Peaceful And Quiet — Instead She Got Lake Eerie

    The Young Widow Was Looking For Someplace Peaceful And Quiet — Instead She Got Lake Eerie

    March 29, 2017 — When people or animals get hurt (physically or spiritually) they often want to go off by themselves to heal.The quiet chance to think, to avoid confrontations seems beneficial. Except when it isn’t.Kate Ryan, a recently-widowed woman, needs a change of scenery and moves into a house on Lake Erie that hasn’t been occupied for decades. Soon after moving in, she discovers that some of her neighbors won’t set foot inside the old house. The previous owner was an archaeologist who […]

  • FilmRise Acquires The Distribution Rights To “Marjorie Prime,” Starring Jon Hamm And Lois Smith

    FilmRise Acquires The Distribution Rights To “Marjorie Prime,” Starring Jon Hamm And Lois Smith

    March 29, 2017 — Deadline has announced that FilmRise has acquired all of the U.S. distribution rights to the acclaimed science fiction film Marjorie Prime, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival this year. It won the festival’s Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Feature Film Prize, which goes to a feature film that focuses on science or technology as a theme.Michael Almereyda directed from a script based on the Pulitzer Prize nominated play by  Jordan Harrison.The film stars Jon Hamm, Lois Smith, Geena Davis […]

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  • You Might Want To Make Sure That You Are Not Alone When You Watch “Home Invasion”

    You Might Want To Make Sure That You Are Not Alone When You Watch “Home Invasion”

    March 28, 2017 — On the night her home was broken into, Nicole Johnson (Lisa Sheridan) may have thought her actions were justified. She shoots and kills Will, the intruder. Any court would call this self-defense. Unfortunately for her, Will’s girlfriend Jade (Haylie Duff, 7th Heaven, Napoleon Dynamite) doesn’t think so. She’s angry at the way the robbery went wrong, at Will’s partner Ray (C. Thomas Howell), who survived the robbery.But mostly Jade is angry at Nicole. And she is planning to […]

  • Kids Will Enjoy “The Big Comfy Couch” So Much They Won’t Realize It’s Educational

    Kids Will Enjoy “The Big Comfy Couch” So Much They Won’t Realize It’s Educational

    March 28, 2017 — Children love to watch The Big Comfy Couch from the comfort of their own comfy couches.The Big Comfy Couch is, of course, the popular pre-school children’s program, seen on public television stations, which features Loonette the Clown and Loonette’s doll Molly, who sit together on their “big comfy couch” and learn about the day’s lesson or issue. The programs, aimed at pre-schoolers, start with Loonette doing an exercise routine she calls the “Clock Rug Stretch” after that she may […]

  • Academy Award®-Winner Helen Mirren Stars In István Szabó’s Brooding And Moving “The Door”

    Academy Award®-Winner Helen Mirren Stars In István Szabó’s Brooding And Moving “The Door”

    March 27, 2017 — The lives of two women intertwine in 1960s Hungary.One woman, Emerenc, played by the remarkable Helen Mirren (The Queen) is a maid, frumpy, cranky and older. She’s also extremely private — no one knows anything about her past. No one is allowed past her door or into her guarded world. The other, Magda, is a well-off writer (Martina Gedeck, The Lives of Others) who lives in a large, expensive apartment with her husband Tibor (Károly Eperjes).Magda […]

  • “Forensic Files” — Real Crimes, Actual Forensic Investigations

    “Forensic Files” — Real Crimes, Actual Forensic Investigations

    March 27, 2017 — 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 enforcement entities. Unlike the CSI and police procedural television shows, these incidents are real. Forensic […]

  • All Of Your Favorite Characters From The Story Of “Camelot” Appear In The Family-Friendly “The Legend Of Prince Valiant”

    All Of Your Favorite Characters From The Story Of “Camelot” Appear In The Family-Friendly “The Legend Of Prince Valiant”

    March 24, 2017 — The Camelot legend never loses its fascination.In this animated version, Prince Valiant follows his dream to Camelot, in the hopes of becoming a Knight of the Round Table and serving and protecting King Arthur.The show is based on the long-running comic strip of Prince Valiant that was created by Hal Foster. Family-oriented and full of action, the series tells the story of Valiant, the exiled Prince of Thule, who seeks a purpose for his life after his […]

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