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'Hannibal' Recap: Hannibal Behind Bars

7/26/2015 7:06am EDT
Hannibal TV Series
Ahh, another Saturday Hannibal. It's a little awkward to upend your Saturday night plans to watch serial killers carve innocent families to pieces, but if NBC's exiling everyone's favorite killer to the doldrums, to the doldrums we shall follow.

And so much has changed since last Saturday. "The Great Red Dragon" continues after a three year time jump. Will is happily married and has a stepson. We don't see much of them together, but he genuinely seems like a standup, normal dad.

I'm guessing that'll change now that Will's done his lightbulb-swinging-in-front-of-the-camera "this is my desi...
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Last Night's 'Hannibal' Was The Freakiest. Thing. Ever.

7/19/2015 6:42am EDT
Hannibal TV Series
"Digestivo"- an alcoholic drink served at the end of a formal, multi-course Italian dinner. Sometimes it's grappa (brandy made from grapes), sometimes it's limoncello (lemon liquor). Typically, the digestivo is meant to help digest (well, duh) the massive pile of food you just consumed.

Oh, and in case you didn't get the memo (thanks for the short notice, NBC), Hannibal airs on Saturday night from now on, and for the rest of the season. Saturday night is where TV shows are dumped and left to die. And Hannibal will almost certainly not get that season four, but now there's a movie in the ca...
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'Hannibal': 'Dolce's' Last Ten Minutes Are Absolutely Insane

7/10/2015 7:10am EDT
'Hannibal' Recap: Did Hannibal Just Eat A Main Character's Brain
"Dolce"- it means sweet, literally, but in a more appropriate context it's also "dessert."

Yep, it's already dessert time on Hannibal. Because, in case you didn't realize, our Italian dinner is only going to take up half the season. Season Three is really two movie/book adaptations in two parts- episodes one through seven are Hannibal the 2001 film (which we'll put a cap on next week with "Digestivo"), and the last six hours are a take on Red Dragon.

That our Italian dinner party is ending is signified two ways. One, by actually transporting all our protagonists out of old Italia. And two...
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'Hannibal': Which Major Character Did Hannibal Kill This Week?

7/3/2015 6:31am EDT
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"Contorno": A side dish, typically some kind of vegetable and typically served alongside the secondo (that is, the meat dish). Can be served hot or cold, raw or cooked, but never on the same plate as the meat.

Odd choice of title, isn't it? In much the same way that "Secondo" the episode didn't quite feel like the TV equivalent of hearty steak, "Contorno" is rich and filling and, appropriately, rare to the point of bloody. So much more than a little dish of broccolini, don't you think?

Ok, I'll put the food metaphors away for a while. But seriously- what a knockout hour of TV. Hannibal's ...
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'Hannibal' Kills Off One Character, Resurrects A Few More

6/26/2015 8:56am EDT
'Hannibal' Recap: Three Mutilations And A Funeral
"Aperitivo": A pre-dinner drink (and sometimes a pre-dinner snack, too- something small like olives or a nibble of cheese) meant to open up your appetite and get you hungry for dinner.

Yes, it's hard to dwell on prosecco and munchies when Hannibal has just been cancelled by NBC, but no worries. Bryan Fuller and his team are already hard at work securing a new home for everyone's favorite consumer of human flesh. Besides, worrying won't get us anywhere- not when there's Hannibal to discuss!

So let's discuss.

"Aperitivo" is very much an aperitif for our season-long Italian meal. It's an en...
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'Hannibal' Recap: Hannibal Gets A Very Vague Origin Story

6/19/2015 8:04am EDT
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"Secondo": the main course. Either meat or fish (or plenty of both), and typically the heaviest part of any multi-course Italian meal.

Curious, isn't it? We're only three episodes into Hannibal's third season, yet we've already hit the main course. At least as far as the episode-title menu is concerned. You'd think, then, that "Secondo" would be a particularly critical outing for Hannibal (or have a certain meatiness, at least).

Not really. "Secondo" is the same measured, dreamy Hannibal we've seen all season. Not that that's a bad thing, of course.

And "Secondo" does build on a certain ...
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'Hannibal' Gets Bloody... And A Little Romantic

6/12/2015 9:50am EDT
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"Primavera": pasta in a light sauce of garlic, oil and parmesan cheese (plus cream, on occasion), cooked with plenty of fresh green vegetables.

But "Primavera" also means "spring" in Italian. And it's a painting by Botticelli, which Hannibal once used as the inspiration for a human corpse tableau. Of course, "Primavera" is also the title of our second "Hannibal" of the season.

A Primavera can be many things. Just like Will Graham can be just as many. "Everything that can happen, happens," he muses in his hospital bed (part profound wisdom, part medication high, no doubt). Meaning, there a...
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Movie Reviews: 'The Salvation' / 'My Life Directed By Nicholas Winding Refn'

2/27/2015 11:10am EST
Movie Reviews: 'The Salvation' / 'My Life Directed By Nicholas W
Some interesting flicks coming out this week for sure. (And we’re not talking "Focus" here folks!) But we would like you to focus as we check out an old school revenge western and a doc on one of the most interesting directors working today. Go below to read the reviews of "The Salvation" and "My Life Directed By Nicolas Winding Refn" and enjoy!

Title: "The Salvation"

Stars: 2 1/2

Genre: Western / Action

Cast: Mads Mikkelsen, Eva Green, Jeffrey Dean Morgan

Director: Kristian Levring

Rating: Not Rated

Running Time: 100 Minutes

Release Company: IFC Films

Website: www.ifc...
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Celebrities That Turn 50 In 2015

1/11/2015 3:00pm EST
Celebrities That Turn 50 In 2015
Simple mathematics indicate that 50 years ago would make it the year of 1965. That year was a unique and troublesome time in the world as the Vietnam war really began to escalate - as well as the civil rights movement. The Counter culture began to awake as skirts got much shorter and men started to grow their hair a bit longer.

Gas was a mere 31 cents per gallon and the average rent was $118 per month.

In pop culture “The Sound of Music” was released, the Beatles played their famous live concert at Shea Stadium and the Grateful Dead played their first concert in San Francisco – just to na...
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Deadly Dinner Chat With TV's 'Hannibal' Mads Mikkelsen

9/16/2014 10:08am EDT
Deadly Dinner Chat With TV's 'Hannibal' Mads Mikkelsen
Stepping into a role previously inhabited by others is in itself quite a daunting task, but when that role is the infamous part of Hannibal “The Cannibal” Lecter the chance to create something original seems impossible. Actor Brian Cox managed to portray and convey an inner intensity as the demented doctor in "Manhunter" and of course Anthony Hopkins brought a sense of big grandiose to the captive killer in "Silence of the Lambs" and the two following films. But could else anyone fill the shoes of such an iconic serial killer? Enter Mads Mikkelsen. As a more calculated and intellectually...
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Blu-ray Review: 'The Hunt'

12/11/2013 11:10am EST
The Hunt
Can an innocent man be redeemed in the midst of a wrongful witch hunt?  Thus is the premise of the new to Blu-ray drama "The Hunt" out now from Magnolia Home Entertainment.  The paranoia gets reviewed below. 

   

   Title: "The Hunt"

   Grade: 4

   Cast: Mads Mikkelsen, Thomas Bo Larsen, Annika Wedderkopp

   Director: Thomas Vinterberg

   Rating: R

   Runtime: 115 minutes

   Release Company: Magnolia Home Entertainment

   Website: www.magpictures.com/thehunt

 

The Flick: Much like the true subject of the McMartin Trials, "The Hunt" delves into the dark story subject o...
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Blu-ray Review: 'Hannibal - Season One'

9/25/2013 12:10pm EDT
Hannibal
Can the vicious Dr. Lector be tasty on TV?  Let’s find out as we check out "Hannibal - Season One" out now on Blu-ray from Lionsgate Home Entertainment.  We review the dinner meats below!

 

   

   Title: "Hannibal - Season One"

   Grade: 3

   Cast: Mads Mikkelsen, Hugh Dancy, Laurence Fishburne

   Director: Various

   Rating: Not Rated

   Runtime: 561 minutes

   Release Company: Lionsgate Home Entertainment

   Website: www.lionsgatebluray.com

 

The Flick: Good and bad on this pre-"Manhunter" serial.  The bad has more to do with dragging out a story that could be told i...
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Blu-ray Review: 'The Three Musketeers: Special Edition'

3/14/2012 12:22pm EDT
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All for one and one for all – again! We’re checking out the latest Musketeer installment from Summit Entertainment out this week on Blu-ray titled 'The Three Musketeers: Special Edition.' Grab a review rope and swing down below!

Title: "The Three Musketeers: Special Edition"

Grade: 3 1/2

Cast: Logan Lerman, Milla Jovovich, Orlando Bloom

Director: Paul W.S. Anderson

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 110 minutes

Release Company: Summit Entertainment

Website: www.summit-ent.com

The Flick: Let’s face it – there have been a TON of Musketeer flicks over the years. So how does Paul “Ali...
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Check Out 'The Three Musketeers' On 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray & DVD March 13

3/9/2012 7:00am EST
The Three Musketeers
"The Three Musketeers" ride again in a 3D revamp directed by Paul W.S. Anderson ("Alien vs. Predator," "Resident Evil").

Logan Lerman stars as D'Artagnan, a brash young man who bands up with the famed trio (Luke Evans, Matthew Macfadyen, and Ray Stevenson) to fight the corrupt the dreaded Cardinal Richelieu (Christoph Waltz).

Mads Mikkelsen and Milla Jovovich co-star in the Summit Entertainment release.

The film is based on one of the most popular adventure stories ever written. The swashbuckling epic chronicles the adventures of D'Artagnan who journeys to Paris in 1625 in hopes of beco...
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Mads Mikkelsen To Be Honored At European Film Awards

10/25/2011 10:50am EDT
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Bond baddie Mads Mikkelsen will be honored for his career achievements at the European Film Awards in December.

The Danish star, who played villainous Le Chiffre in Casino Royale, has been feted by bosses at the European Film Academy for his "unique contribution to film" with the Achievement in World Cinema Award.

Mikkelsen says, "There is very little to say when you are honored with an award of this caliber other than that I am deeply grateful."

The 45 year old started his career in 1996 Danish film Pusher before gaining recognition for Emmy Award-winning TV show Rejseholdet.

He ma...
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'The Three Musketeers' Opens Next Weekend - Consider Reading The Book

10/15/2011 7:30am EDT
The Three Muskateers
Penguin Books has released the movie tie-in edition of "The Three Musketeers" by Alexandre Dumas. One of the most popular adventure stories ever written, the swashbuckling epic chronicles the adventures of D'Artagnan, a brash young man from the countryside who journeys to Paris in 1625 in hopes of becoming a muskateer and guard to King Louis XIII.

Before long he finds treachery and court intrigue - and also three companions: the daring swordsman Athos, Porthos and Aramis.

The book is translated by Robert Pevear.

In the new film "The Three Musketeers" Logan Lerman plays D'Artagnan, the br...
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Check Out 'Clash Of The Titans' On Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD, On Demand & Download July 27

7/24/2010 7:27am EDT
Clash of the Titans
The 1981 mythological fantasy adventure "Clash of the Titans" is resurrected in this remake from "Incredible Hulk" director Louis Leterrier.

The joint Legendary Films/Warner Bros. production focuses on Perseus (Sam Worthington), the mortal hero made to carry out a series of quests by the gods in order to win the hand of the imprisoned princess Andromeda (Alexa Davalos).

Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Mads Mikkelsen, and Gemma Arterton co-star.

The ultimate struggle for power pits men against kings and kings against gods. But the war between the gods themselves could destroy the world. B...
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Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'Salt,' 'Valhalla Rising,' & More

7/19/2010 10:20am EDT
Salt
I saw both the “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” and “Inception,” which premiered last week. Personally I thought “Inception” is the best movie that I have seen all year. “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” was fun, but in no way does it even reside on the same level of filmmaking. If you’re interested in reading my thoughts on each, check out my reviews here.

Angelina Jolie’s action thriller “Salt” arrives in theaters this week, as well as the dark age adventure “Valhalla Rising,” the dramedy “Life During Wartime,” the family film “Ramona and Beezus,” and the documentary “Countdown to Zero.”

SALT
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Alyssa Milano In Jeans & Leather Knee-High Boots - Hot Or Not?

4/1/2010 2:15pm EDT
Alyssa Milano
There's something about a girl in knee-high leather boots - particularly when that girl is Alyssa Milano. She showed up at the Los Angeles premiere of "Clash Of The Titans" yesterday in skin-tight jeans and a lace blue top that hinted at a little bit of skin. Show us more, Lys!

Alyssa returns to primetime in the new ABC comedy "Romantically Challenged," which premieres April 12. The series is about four friends who try to find love and happiness while navigating their way through today's tricky world of dating. She plays Rebecca Thomas, who in the pilot episode experiences her first one-...
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Clash Of The Dresses: Alexa Davolos Vs. Gemma Arterton At The UK 'Clash Of The Titans' Premiere

3/30/2010 1:28pm EDT
Dress Battle
Gemma Arterton (right) and Alexa Davalos looked sultry in black at the premiere of "Clash Of The Titans" in London yesterday. Gemma - who you may remember from the last James Bond film, "Quantum of Solace" - posed in a back-revealing dress, while Alexa ("Chronicles of Riddick," "Feast Of Love") opted for a slenderizing single-shouldered gown.

The 1981 mythological fantasy remake focuses on Perseus (Sam Worthington), the mortal hero made to carry out a series of quests by the gods in order to win the hand of the imprisoned princess Andromeda (Davalos).

Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, and Mads...
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