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Switched at Birth fans are very lucky the final season was able to feature the series’ landmark 100th episode. The series chose to mark this milestone in two important ways. The first is, of course, the return of Gilles Marini as Bay and Daphne’s deceased father Angelo. It’s left up to interpretation if his return is in his daughter’s heads, or if his spirit is actually guiding them in a very visceral way one last time. Secondly, the episode is directed by series regular Lea Thompson. Only someone who has lived with this story since the beginning could have told
- Araceli Aviles
We take a look at new Blu-rays of two ’80s classics.
Shout! Factory’s relatively young collectors label, Shout Select, is something of an odd duck. This is less of a criticism than an observation as their releases so far bear no real discernible through line. We’ve gotten well-deserved Blu-rays of eagerly awaited ’80s classics like To Live and Die in La, Road House, and Midnight Run, but the label has also released/announced titles like Death of a Salesman, The Chinese Connection, and Simon Pegg’s forgettable 2012 film, A Fantastic Fear of Everything. So yeah, there’s something of an odd inconsistency across the catalog.
Red Dawn (1984)
A small town in Colorado begins its day like any other until strangers drop from the sky. Soviet »
- Rob Hunter
This Week in Home VideoGet Ready to Fall in Love With the Funny, Sexy, and Beautifully Independent ‘The Love Witch’Plus 13 more new releases to watch at home this week on Blu-ray/DVD.
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Pick of the WeekThe Love Witch
What is it? A witch visits a small coastal community in search of love with a side of unintended consequences.
Why buy it? Writer/director/producer/composer/editor/production designer/art director/set decorator/costume designer Anna Biller delivers a singular experience with this incredibly stylish, sexy, and scathing tale of a witch in search of love. The film is a colorful, stylized nod to the days of Technicolor romance that manages to be both a take down of a patriarchal society and a loose, fun romp.
[Blu-ray/DVD extras: Commentary, featurette, interview, deleted scenes, dance audition]
- Rob Hunter
“We kept things pretty quiet,” Krause said about keeping their relationship hush hush at the beginning.
But before their days on the dramedy, the »
- Natalie Stone
Before she was Kathryn Kennish on ABC’s “Switched at Birth”—and even before she played Lorraine Baines-McFly in “Back to the Future”—Lea Thompson was a Burger King gal. In this 30-second spot from the ‘80s, Thompson tosses a baseball and talks to viewers who are tuned in to watch the 1982 World Series. The young actor goes on to tell viewers the “exciting” news about Burger King’s broiled burgers and immediately wins us over with her chipper personality and knockout smile. Watch Thompson hit a homerun—figuratively speaking—with the comercial below: Check out our commercial audition listings! »
Exclusive: Lea Thompson and Alan Ruck have been cast as the parents of Shannon Purser’s title character in the Ian Samuels-directed comedy Sierra Burgess Is A Loser. Described as a contemporary retelling of the Cyrano de Bergerac tale, the film is being produced by Black Label Media’s Molly Smith, Rachel Smith, Trent Luckinbill and Thad Luckinbill. Lindsey Beer wrote the screenplay for the movie, which centers on Sierra, an intelligent teen who does not fall into the… »
Scorpion just referenced the ridiculous Syfy Sharknado franchise with their play on words title of their latest episode “Sharknerdo.” For that reason and that reason alone we feel compelled to share a sneak peek at what’s going on in tonight’s episode. Tensions seem to be coming back on Scorpion. While Paige’s time with her mom (guest star Lea Thompson) made their relationship 100 times better, it didn’t exactly help her with Walter. So the show decided to have these two confront their issues in the middle of the Pacific Ocean in a raft surrounded by sharks. According to the show’s
Scorpion Sneak Peek: Stranded in the Ocean with “Sharknerdo” »
- Nat Berman
Chicago – Amy Pietz is a Midwesterner made good in her primary role as a working actor. And what better performer to appear at the kick-off of the 2017 Midwest Independent Film Festival, as Pietz’s new film takes place in her native Wisconsin.
“Halfway” tells the story of a hulking African American ex-convict (Quinton Aaron of “The Blind Side”) as he tries to rebuild his life on a dairy farm, managed with difficulty by a widowed mother named Beth (Pietz). The new year of the Midwest Independent Film Festival starts Tuesday, Feb. 7th, at the Landmark Century Centre Cinema in Chicago.
Amy Pietz was born in Wisconsin, from modest circumstances, and was determined at an early age to be a performer. After a background in dance, she graduated from DePaul University in Chicago with a Bfa in Acting. She headed to Los Angeles shortly thereafter, and landed roles in TV shows like “Star Trek, »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
There's need to worry that Switched at Birth will be cancelled since it's already been announced that season five is the end. This time around, there's also just 10 episodes. Will Switched at Birth end with high ratings? Will the Freeform execs wish they'd ordered a sixth season? Stay tuned.Switched at Birth follows the lives of two teenage girls after it's discovered that they ended up with the others' families as babies at the hospital. The cast includes Katie Leclerc, Vanessa Marano, Constance Marie, D.W. Moffett, Lea Thompson, Lucas Grabeel, and Sean Berdy.Below are the show's TV ratings, typically the best way to tell if the series will be cancelled or renewed. These figures will be updated as the weeks progress. Read More… »
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It's time to say goodbye. Switched at Birth star Vanessa Marano recently spoke with The Hollywood Reporter about the upcoming final season of the Freeform TV show.The drama follows the lives of two teenage girls after it’s discovered that they ended up with the others’ families as babies at the hospital. The cast also includes Katie Leclerc, Lea Thompson, Constance Marie, Sean Berdy, D.W. Moffett, Lucas Grabeel, and Giles Marini.Read More… »
Switched at Birth is coming to an end. In honor of the show's fifth and final season, Freeform has released new videos featuring the stars thanking fans.The drama follows the lives of two teenage girls after it’s discovered that they ended up with the others’ families as babies at the hospital. The cast includes Vanessa Marano, Katie Leclerc, Lea Thompson, Constance Marie, Sean Berdy, D.W. Moffett, Lucas Grabeel, and Giles Marini.Read More… »
What's in store for the final season of Switched at Birth? Recently, stars Vanessa Marano and Katie Leclerc spoke with TV Guide about the upcoming fifth and final season of the Freeform TV show.The drama follows the lives of two teenage girls after it’s discovered that they ended up with the others’ families as babies at the hospital. The cast includes Vanessa Marano, Katie Leclerc, Lea Thompson, Constance Marie, Sean Berdy, D.W. Moffett, Lucas Grabeel, and Giles Marini.Read More… »
“I was at a good friend’s wedding where I met Zoey Deutch (Switched at Birth, Ringer), and I knew that Lea was her mom. We kind of hung out, and three months later Lea comes on my show,” McPhee recounts for TVLine. “I was like, ‘I met your daughter before!’ And then I found out Lea lives not too far from me.”
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14 items from 2017
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