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?

Bonin Bough Talks ‘Cleveland Hustles’ And LeBron James Collaboration

 

Premiering tonight on CNBC (10 pm et/pt), Cleveland Hustles centers on eight ambitious entrepreneurs who are competing to receive financial backing and support for their respective enterprise. Hosted by Bonin Bough, the program is executive produced by NBA champ LeBron James and his longtime colleague/business partner Maverick Carter.

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Ryan Gosling Talks Cinematic Wonder of ‘La La Land’

 

Penned and directed by Whiplash filmmaker Damien Chazelle, La La Land is a on ode to the sheer fantastical wonder of Los Angeles set in musical form. We follow the romance of  jazz musician Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) and struggling actress Mia (Emma Stone) as they traverse the neon, surreal wonders of “la la land,” a world which, though filled with romance, also posses its share of dark undercurrents.

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William Shatner and Jeff Dye Offer ‘Better Late Than Never’ Travel Tips

Premiering August 23 on NBC (10 pm et/pt), Better Late Than Never has comedian Jeff Dye, actor William Shatner, former pugilist turned businessman George Foreman, and NFL legend and analyst Terry Bradshaw traveling all over Asia in search of new experiences. During our interview with Dye and Shatner, the pair explained why it’s much easier to travel light.

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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?

Natalie Portman Weaves A Memorable “Tale of Love and Darkness”

Natalie Portman takes a huge chunk of ambition and runs with it as the writer, director, and lead actress behind A Tale of Love and Darkness, a feature based on Amos Oz’s coming-of-age bestseller. This is Portman’s feature writing and directing debut, and thanks to her deep connection to the material the narrative is infused with a self-assured and subtly evocative flair.

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Blu-ray Pick: 5 Reasons To Love ‘To Have and Have Not’

 

The comparisons to Casablanca were inevitable, as To Have and Have Not has resistance fighters, a memorable piano player (Hoagy Carmichael), and smoldering chemistry between the leads. But even then and now 72 years later, To Have and Have Not is a classic that stands on its own, and Warner Archive Collection has done a great job with this Blu-ray release. Below are five reasons to love To Have and Have Not.

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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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‘This Is Us’ Actors Love Dan Fogelman’s Storytelling Approach

 

As a huge fan of director/writer Dan Fogleman’s 2015 feature Danny Collins as well as his scripts for Cars and Crazy, Stupid, Love, I’m definitely looking forward to his upcoming TV series This Is Us.

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