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'Alcatraz' Kaput!

May 10th, 2012 8:36am EDT
Alcatraz
J.J. Abrams' prison drama Alcatraz has been axed after just one season on air.

The show, starring Sam Neill and Lost's Jorge Garcia, was based around San Francisco's legendary Alcatraz prison and focused on the mysterious reappearance of prisoners and guards who vanished from the island jail in the 1960s.

Nevertheless, fans won't get to see a second season after bosses at the Fox network pulled the plug on the show this week.

Fox chiefs have also axed Bones spin-off The Finder, but they renewed Kiefer Sutherland's TV drama Touch for a second series, according to EW.com.
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Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'American Reunion,' 'Damsels In Distress,' & More

April 2nd, 2012 1:00pm EDT
American Reunion
In addition to interviewing Fran Kranz and Kristen Connolly from “The Cabin in the Woods” last week, I also spoke with author Dana Fredsti about her new zombie book Plague Town, which comes out on Tuesday. We talked about her book, her connection to the cult classic “Army of Darkness,” and about this season of “The Walking Dead.” If you haven’t seen my interview yet, definitely check it out.

This week you’ll have the opportunity to see the “American Pie” gang back together again in “American Reunion,” the college comedy “Damsels in Distress,” the Morgan Spurlock documentary “Comic-Co...
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Valentine's Day Review: 'The Vow'

February 14th, 2012 10:32am EST
The Vow 1
If you’ve ever been in a relationship, you’ve probably done things that you regret. At times, you may wish your significant other would simply forget your screw-ups, so these misdeeds couldn’t hang over your head. While a clean slate would be nice, what would you do if he or she suddenly couldn’t remember your entire experience together? That is the question Michael Sucsy’s romantic drama “The Vow” seeks to answer.

The lovers facing this very challenge are Leo and Paige (Channing Tatum and Rachel McAdams), a young married couple from Chicago. Right from the start, the actors t...
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Blu-ray Review: 'The Piano' - Boycott Alert!

February 2nd, 2012 1:25pm EST
The Piano photo
Love can be found in some of the strangest places. (And people!) So goes the journey of mute woman Holly Hunter in Jane Campion’s classic "The Piano" out on Blu-ray this week from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. So why say no go? Check out the musical accompaniment below!

Title: "The Piano"

Grade: 0

Cast: Holly Hunter, Harvey Keitel, Anna Paquin

Director: Jane Campion

Rating: R

Runtime: 120 minutes

Release Company: Lionsgate

Website: www.lionsgateblu-ray.com

The Flick: There is no question that not only is "The Piano" Jane Campion’s masterpiece, but in a lush Blu-ra...
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'Jurassic Park' Returning To Theaters To Mark Blu-ray Release

August 28th, 2011 1:00pm EDT
Jurassic Park
Steven Spielberg's monster hit movie Jurassic Park is heading back to cinemas next month to celebrate its release on Blu-ray.

The 1993 masterpiece, which revolutionised the use of visual effects, brought dinosaurs back to life and kick started a hit trilogy which went on to earn more than $2 billion at the box office.

Now the movie, which starred Sam Neill, Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum, has been digitally remastered to mark its release on Blu-ray, and to celebrate Universal Pictures is re-releasing the film for fans in the U.K.

The new cinema run will start on September 23.

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Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'Daybreakers,' 'Youth In Revolt' & More

January 4th, 2010 9:44am EST
Daybreakers
A belated Happy New Year to all. I hope you each had happy holidays and got a chance to view all of the movies you wanted to see.

I haven't seen James Cameron's "Avatar" yet, although it's the top movie on my list right now. I've heard the film showcases some impressive visual effects, but that its dialogue and character development are not as strong. Regardless, I'm still anxious to see for myself.

2010 starts out with the release of "Daybreakers," "Youth in Revolt," "Leap Year," "Crazy on the Outside," "Wonderful World," and "Bitch Slap."

DAYBREAKERS

By 2017 a plague has ...
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'The Last House On The Left': Wrong Place, Wrong Time Movies

March 11th, 2009 6:00pm EDT
The Last House On The Left
Follow the shocking and terrifying story that explores how far two ordinary people will go to exact revenge on the sociopaths who violently attacked their daughter in The Last House on the Left.

Masters of horror Wes Craven and Sean Cunningham revisit their landmark film that launched Craven's directing career and influenced decades of horror films to follow: The Last House on the Left. Bringing one of the most notorious thrillers of all time to a new generation, they produce the story that explores how far two ordinary people will go to exact revenge on the sociopaths who harmed the...
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Must See (& Must Skip) New Dramas This Fall

August 27th, 2008 8:40am EDT
My Own Worst Enemy
Christian Slater has only one facial expression. His eyebrows are permanently arched in a slightly questioning yet slightly sinister gaze; he has a five o'clock shadow that no pancake makeup ever seems to hide; and his eyes are dark and brooding, appearing beady and almost dead without the proper glint from three-point lighting.

Skip "My Own Worst Enemy"

Yet NBC's My Own Worst Enemy (Monday nights at 9 p.m. starting Oct. 13) have him playing two very distinct men: Henry, the slightly dippy family man living in pre-fab suburbia, and Edward, a Jason Bourne-esque operative for a se...
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Sam Neill, Sean Bean & Joss Ackland Join NBC's 'Crusoe'

May 23rd, 2008 9:34am EDT
Sean Bean
NBC announced that Sam Neill, Sean Bean and Joss Ackland will join the cast of NBC's new landmark series "Crusoe," an epic and ambitious take on Daniel Defoe's legendary tale.

"Crusoe" finds the dashing and resourceful Crusoe (Philip Winchester) after many years of being a castaway on a desert island with his companion Friday (casting to follow). "Crusoe" follows the adventures of the two island dwellers while looking in flashback at Crusoe's life before he was thrown into an isolated existence filled with danger and adventure.

Among those are his tragic childhood with widower fat...
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Celebrity Birthdays, September 14

September 14th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Kimberly Williams
Happy Birthday to Trivium bassist Paolo Gregoletto (1985), rapper Nas (1973), actress Kimberly Williams (1971), Everclear bassist Craig Montoya (1970), "Reno 911" actor Ben Garant (1970), "The Young and the Restless" actress Michelle Stafford (1968), TV actor Callum Keith Rennie (1960), A-Ha singer Morten Harket (1959), Free guitarist Paul Kossoff (1950; d. 1976), "Event Horizon" actor Sam Neill (1947), "Star Trek" actor Walter Koenig (1936), "Fargo" actor Harve Presnell (1933), "The Lone Ranger" actor Clayton Moore (1914; d. 1999), British actor Jack Hawkins (1910; d. 1973), and film produ...
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