Box Office Hit ‘Lights Out’ Hits Blu-ray In October

 

 

 

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One of this year’s biggest sleepers, the horror-thriller Lights Out hits Blu-ray October 25 and Digital HD on October 11. Directed by nascent filmmaker David H. Sandberg and produced by James Wan (The Conjuring), Lights Out is based on Sandberg’s short film.

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Big Brother, Week 10: A Big Meech-stake?

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With the exit of Paulie from the Big Brother household, there’s now a new power vacuum in the house. And for a little bit, it looked as though Paul and Victor, who’ve adopted the name the Sitting Ducks, appeared to have the upper hand. Paul has played a great social game and slyly maneuvered toward the power in the house. His bro Victor has been a competition beast and with Paulie gone, he now sits as the most obvious physical threat left. But there’s one problem with this — he’s not able to compete for Head of Household this week. Continue reading Big Brother, Week 10: A Big Meech-stake?

Big Brother, Week 9: O Paulie, Where Art Thou?

Well the worm has certainly turned since we last checked in on the Big Brother house. If you had been watching only the show, you would suspect that Paulie and “The Executives” alliance was clearing an easy path to a “Final Five” deal, but those who had watched the live feeds realized it had been a tumultuous week in the Big Brother house, details of which didn’t fit within the double eviction episode, but were spelled out during the next airing. Continue reading Big Brother, Week 9: O Paulie, Where Art Thou?

Trailer: Taraji P. Henson Works For NASA With ‘Hidden Figures’

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Director/writer Theodore Melfi crafted a first rate tale with his 2014 feature St. Vincent, and now he’s behind the camera with Hidden Figures, the true story of three African-American women (Empire’s Taraji P. Henson, Janelle Monáe, Octavia Spencer) who were part of NASA’s operation to send astronaut John Glenn (Glenn Powell) in orbit.

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‘Rome: Total War’ Hits iPad This Fall

 

Rome: Total War, developed by Creative Assembly and published by SEGA for Windows PC, is now headed to iPad via Feral Interactive this fall. The strategy title will enable iOS gamers to embark on hours of gameplay that was previously reserved for desktop players (Feral Interactive also published the Mac version).

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Digitally Restored ‘Elevator To The Gallows’ Hits Nuart Theatre

 

Before he became known as one of cinema’s finest filmmakers, director Louis Malle was also a French New Wave trendsetter thanks to the film noir classic Elevator to the Gallows. The new digital restoration of the film, which is headlined by Jeanne Moreau, has its exclusive engagement starting today at Landmark’s Nuart Theatre thanks to Rialto Pictures.

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5 Reasons To Love ‘Joshy’ (Thomas Middleditch, Nick Kroll)

“5 Reasons” is a new thing I’m doing for Deepest Dream, and I’ll only be employing it for films, music, and games that I really dig. Out in theaters and On Demand today, Joshy is a seriocomic tale of the titular character’s (Thomas Middleditch) weekend getaway with his friends in Ojai, Ca.

The excursion is actually one borne out of necessity, as the home they rented for Joshy’s engagement party is now being utilized for a few days of boozing and debauchery (Joshy’s relationship with his fiancee, played by Alison Brie, ended on a tragic note).

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Big Brother, Week 8: Double Eviction, No Conviction

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The Big Brother season is midway through and it’s starting to look as though Paulie is sailing toward the big prize, but could this be the week that the remaining houseguests wise up? It’s a double eviction week and if ever there were a time to make a big move, this would be it. Continue reading Big Brother, Week 8: Double Eviction, No Conviction

DVD Pick: 5 Reasons To Love ‘The American Side’

 

I woke up at 2:30 this morning, unable to shake The American Side, a first rate neo-noir that isn’t afraid to wear its homage driven heart on its sleeve. Director/writer Jenna Ricker takes those hardboiled film noirs of the 1940s-50s and the conspiracy filled thrillers of the 1970s (The Parallax View, Winter Kills) and gives us a cinematic dish that’s worth the calories. Cinephiles will gorge on the various easter eggs and references in the film, and actually the less said about this film, at least story wise, the better. Below are five reasons to love The American Side.

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Jennifer Hudson and Harvey Fierstein Prep For ‘Hairspray Live!’

 

Jennifer Hudson and Harvey Fierstein were on hand last week at the Beverly Hilton Hotel  to talk about Hairspray Live! which airs on NBC December 7 (8 pm et/pt).

During the radio roundtable interviews, the Oscar-winning actress (Hudson won for Dreamgirls) explained how her early years singing in Church shaped her as a performer and artist.

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