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Blu-ray Review: 'Margin Call'

December 21st, 2011 10:31am EST
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In this time of financial crisis in America, it makes one curious to see just how we got into the mess we’re now in. One such film dares to take on that very subject and Wall Street in all its good bad and ugly in a movie called "Margin Call," out on Blu-ray Dec. 20 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Check out the review stock stats below.

Title: "Margin Call"

Grade: 3 1/2

Cast: Kevin Spacey, Paul Bettany, Zachary Quinto

Director: J.C. Chandor

Rating: R

Runtime: 107 minutes

Release Company: Lionsgate

Website: www.lionsgatebluray.com

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Scream 4 Slashes Its Way To Blu-ray & DVD October 4th (Win A Copy!)

September 11th, 2011 8:00am EDT
Scream 4
Anchor Bay Entertainment and Dimension Films announced that the Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack and DVD release of the latest installment in the acclaimed horror franchise, Scream 4, is heading to retail on October 4, 2011. Directed by the incomparable Wes Craven, Scream 4 features an ensemble cast that includes the film's original cast plus new stars – David Arquette, Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, Emma Roberts, Hayden Panettiere, Anthony Anderson, Adam Brody, Rory Culkin, Marielle Jaffe, Mary McDonnell, Marley Shelton, Nico Tortorella, Lucy Hale, Shenae Grimes, Aimee Teegarden, and Brittany Robert...
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'Scream 4' Review: 'Two Jews On Film' Shout Yes For This Horror Franchise (Video)

April 14th, 2011 8:17am EDT
Scream 4
'Scream 4' is directed by Wes Craven and written by Kevin Williamson...And they nailed it. They've brought back all your favorite characters (that weren't killed off in Scream 1,2 and 3) plus several new ones.

Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell) now the author of a self-help book returns home to Woodsboro on the last stop of her book tour. There she reconnects with Sheriff Dewey (David Arquette) and Gale Weathers (Courteney Cox) who are now married. Gale however is not very happy. She's going through major writer's block. After writing six 'Stab' books, she's run out of ideas. Apparen...
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Check Out 'Dances With Wolves' On Blu-ray Jan. 11

January 9th, 2011 7:25am EST
Dances With Wolves
Hailed as a cinematic triumph, "Dances With Wolves" arrives January 11 for the first time on Blu-ray from MGM Home Entertainment.

A stunning film that influenced audiences worldwide, the special 20th anniversary edition Blu-ray features an extended edition of Kevin Costner's monumental directorial debut, newly restored and with a new 7.1 Master Audio track that creates the ultimate listening and viewing experience.

Directed by and starring Costner, "Dances With Wolves" is considered one of the best films of the 1990s and is credited with reviving the Western film genre in Hollywood. The ...
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'Battlestar Galactica' Beauties Tricia Helfer & Katee Sackhoff Do 'Voodoo'

September 12th, 2010 10:47pm EDT
Tricia Helfer
Former "Battlestar Galactica" co-stars Tricia Helfer and Katee Sackhoff are motorbiking to the Voodoo Experience festival in New Orleans, Louisiana to raise cash for charities working to restore the Gulf of Mexico following the BP oil spill.

The sexy stars will set off from Los Angeles in the week before the event, which is scheduled to run over the Halloween weekend.

They have asked famous friends and businesses in Tinseltown to sponsor their big ride, which is expected to take them 28 hours and cover 2,000 miles.

Once at the festival, the biker girls are expected to check out performa...
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Anna Paquin & Kristen Bell Join 'Scream 4'

August 26th, 2010 8:56am EDT
Kristen Bell
Anna Paquin and Kristen Bell have joined the cast of the star-studded "Scream 4."

Dimension Films executives have confirmed to WENN that Paquin and Bell will team up with "Scream" regulars Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox and David Arquette in the fourth installment of the horror franchise.

The cast will also feature Emma Roberts, Hayden Panettiere, Marielle Jaffe, Rory Culkin, Erik Knudsen, Anthony Anderson, Adam Brody, Marley Shelton, Alison Brie and Mary McDonnell.

Wes Craven is producing and directing the project, which is schedule to open in April.

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Learn More About SyFy's New Drama And 'BSG' Spinoff 'Caprica'

August 20th, 2009 10:07am EDT
Caprica
Long ago, in a popular culture period far, far away, to watch or read science fiction was synonymously tied to the then derogatory term of 'geek'. Now that stereotype has somewhat weakened. One of the many reasons for this change was the Ron Moore reimagining of 'Battlestar Galactica' in 2004. 'BSG' was a hit not just amongst the typical sci-fi fan base, as it is most commonly discussed as a space opera, but to more non-traditional fans. When 'Heroes' debuted on NBC it was a break in network format. Many questioned why it was not to air on the sister channel, then, Sci-Fi, and spurred d...
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'Battlestar Galactica' Season 4.5; Complete Series On DVD & Blu-ray July 28

May 7th, 2009 6:00pm EDT
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The epic story of survival that redefined science-fiction television for a new generation comes to a breathtaking finish when Battlestar Galactica: Season 4.5 arrives on Blu-rayTM Hi-Def and DVD on July 28, 2009 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. The must-own home entertainment release of the year, Battlestar Galactica: Season 4.5 features over 13 hours of explosive extras, including three extended episodes of the series finale that never aired on television, never-before-seen deleted scenes, behind-the-scenes featurettes, and commentary and podcast interviews with Executive Produce...
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Top Five Questions We'd Like Answered In 'Battlestar Galactica's' Final Season

January 12th, 2009 10:21am EST
Battlestar Galactica
Sometimes, when letting my mind wander to the various odd and fluffy locales it frequents while unoccupied (read: at my day job), I find myself smacked in the face anew by the sobering realization that, beginning January 16th, we are in a ten-episode sprint to the Very End of what many have deemed to be one of the Best Shows Ever. Indeed, Battlestar Galactica returns in one week, with ten final episodes in its brilliant four-season (and two-TV-movie) run. While I'm obviously thrilled and teeth-gnashingly excited for new episodes, I'm also a bit antsy-there are, after all, a LOT of loose e...
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Golden Globes 2009 - Who Will Win, Who Should Win, And Who Got Snubbed

January 5th, 2009 11:49am EST
Golden Globes 2009
After being deprived of the biggest night in Hollywood last year, we're more than ready for some delicious, celebrity-rich Golden Globes goodness! Read on for our predictions of the winners, the losers, and those who sadly won't be attending.

Best Motion Picture - Drama

Will win: The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button

Should win: The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button

Why: The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) can't resist the whimsical, weepy romance; plus, its sheer star power ups its chances, and apparently it's a pretty good film to boot. It's the most well-rounded an...
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TV Stars Who Deserve Emmy Nominations On July 17, Part 1

July 8th, 2008 11:55am EDT
Boston Legal
Last week, I helped the Emmy panelists decide upon which series to cast their vote for, and now it's the actors' turn.

The Emmy blue ribbon panel received a group of lists from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences last week. These were top ten lists from which they were to select the five nominees for the big Emmy show. They will view select episodes from each nominee and base their decision on what they see.

It's nigh on impossible to glean an accurate impression from a small sample, especially when it comes to acting. Many characters are given complex arcs from which the...
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Our Favorite TV Ensembles

June 12th, 2008 9:00am EDT
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An ensemble cast is a group of actors in which each character/actor is assigned an equal level of importance to the story. Sometimes even if there is an established "main character," a show can be considered an ensemble because individuals are treated with the same care and development as everyone else on the show.

This sort of cast style gives the audience a chance to connect with several different characters rather than just one; if a viewer does not like one of the characters or cannot relate to them, there will be several more to choose from. It creates very broad storylines and v...
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Celebrity Birthdays, April 28

April 28th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Jessica Alba
Happy Birthday To "Into the Blue" star Jessica Alba (1981), "Bandidas" actress Penelope Cruz (1974), "Lost" actor Jorge Garcia (1973), "Law & Order" actress Elisabeth Rohm (1973), rapper Too Short (1966), golfer John Daly (1966), singer Jimmy Barnes (1956), "CSI" actor Paul Guilfoyle (1955), Sonic Youth founder Kim Gordon (1953), "Battlestar Galactica" president Mary McDonnell (1952), late-night talk show host Jay Leno (1950), prolific film and television actress Ann Margret (1941), Jamaican actress Madge Sinclair (1938; d. 1995), "The Addams Family" actress Carolyn Jones (1930; d. 1983), "...
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Celebrity Birthdays, April 28

April 28th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Happy Birthday To "Into the Blue" star Jessica Alba (1981), "Bandidas" actress Penelope Cruz (1974), "Lost" actor Jorge Garcia (1973), "Law & Order" actress Elisabeth Rohm (1973), rapper Too Short (1966), golfer John Daly (1966), singer Jimmy Barnes (1956), "CSI" actor Paul Guilfoyle (1955), Sonic Youth founder Kim Gordon (1953), "Battlestar Galactica" president Mary McDonnell (1952), late-night talk show host Jay Leno (1950), prolific film and television actress Ann Margret (1941), Jamaican actress Madge Sinclair (1938; d. 1995), "The Addams Family" actress Carolyn Jones (1930; d. 1983), "...
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A Supersized 'Battlestar Galactica' Season Finale

February 16th, 2006 11:56am EST
Edward James Olmos from Battlestar Galactica
The season two finale of Sci Fi Channel's critically-acclaimed original series Battlestar Galactica will be its biggest episode ever. "Lay Down Your Burdens, Part 2" will be presented as a special 90-minute television event on Friday, March 10, 10pm-11:30pm ET/PT.

In true Galactica-style, the expanded season finale cliffhanger is sure to leave viewers wanting more. Up to this point, the last remnants of humanity have been on the run from the Cylons and searching for a mythical planet called Earth. They have been led by President Laura Roslin (Mary McDonnell), a woman whom many believe ...
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Get 'Battlestar Galactica' Interviews & More on iTunes

December 22nd, 2005 2:04pm EST
'Sci Fi Inside: Battlestar Galactica,' a behind-the-scenes special from SCI FI Channel's acclaimed Friday night series Battlestar Galactica, is available at the iTunes Music Store today, nearly two weeks prior to its SCI FI Channel telecast.

'Battlestar Galactica,' which has its winter premiere on January 6, 2006, is the gripping drama of the last remnants of the human race and their struggle for survival. Redefining the space opera with its present day relevance and gritty realism, the show features command performances from its ensemble cast, headed by Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonn...
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Sci Fi Channel Orders More 'Battlestar Galactica'

November 16th, 2005 1:57pm EST
Battlestar Galactica
The Sci Fi Channel has renewed Battlestar Galatica for a third season. Production on the 20-episode order is slated to begin in Vancouver in February 2006 for premiere later in the year. The entire ensemble cast returns for the new season, including Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Katee Sackhoff, Jamie Bamber, James Callis, Tricia Helfer and Grace Park.

Battlestar Galactica is the gripping saga of humanity's last remnants and their struggle to find a new home while fleeing from their deadly Cylon enemies. Redefining the space opera with its gritty realism, Galactica has distinguis...
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