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DVD Playhouse December 2010
America Lost And Found: The Bbs Story (Criterion) Perhaps the best DVD box set released this year, this ultimate cinefile stocking stuffer offered up by Criterion, the Rolls-Royce of home video labels, features seven seminal works from the late ‘60s-early ‘70s that were brought to life by cutting edge producers Bert Schneider, Steve Blauner and director/producer Bob Rafelson, the principals of Bbs Productions. In chronological order: Head (1968) star the Monkees, the manufactured (by Rafelson, et al), American answer to the Beatles who, like it or not, did make an impact on popular culture, particularly in this utterly surreal piece of cinematic anarchy (co-written by Jack Nicholson, who has a cameo), which was largely dismissed upon its initial release, but is now regarded as a counterculture classic. Easy Rider (1969) is arguably regarded as the seminal ‘60s picture, about two hippie drug dealers (director Dennis Hopper »
- The Hollywood Interview.com
Every week on Criminal Minds, there's an unsub out there who needs to be brought to justice. This week had a different kind of justice: justice for someone already in jail for murder. One of the members of the Bau finds his career on the line after his recommendation to the parole board that an inmate be set free has immediate and deadly results.
Ssa Morgan visits Don Sanderson - convicted of murdering his wife and daughter - in prison to analyze just how far he's come. All reports say that he's been a model citizen while behind bars; he's even helped dozens of other inmates get their GEDs. A short 51 hours after his release, it appears he's committed another murder. He claims this act was in self-defense and that the man he killed was the only one who could lead him to the three people who actually murdered his wife and daughter. »
- Crit Obara
This week's Criminal Minds, "25 to Life," saw Morgan in the spotlight and in the crosshairs as his decision to help a parole candidate, Don Sanderson (guest star Kyle Secor) achieve his freedom led to unexpected, nearly disastrous repercussions.
Shemar Moore was terrific, especially the impact of his actions resonated internally.
Don maintained his innocence and was a model prisoner.
After a quarter century of denying the charge he was convicted on and causing no problems behind bars, and following close monitoring by Morgan, Don is set free after Morgan makes a recommendation to the parole board that he be.
Three days later, Don kills again. Or is it again?
Morgan has no idea what he just opened up, but this much is clear. Don is not your standard UnSub. His victim, Tom Wittman, was one of three people Don claims was present the night his wife and daughter where slain »
- email@example.com (Steve Marsi)
A new episode of Criminal Minds will be airing tonight (while the mid-season finale will be airing on December 15). In tonight's episode the Bau searches inside a gated community to track down a serial killer that's targeting women. Below are promo photos, a synopsis and a trailer for the episode.
Tune in to Criminal Minds tonight at 9:00 p.m. on CBS.
The Bau Searches Inside A Gated New Mexico Community For A Killer Targeting Women, And Hotchner Looks To An FBI Cadet With A Unique Past For Help With The Investigation, On "Criminal Minds," Wednesday, Dec. 8
"What Happens at Home..." - The Bau searches inside a gated New Mexico community for a killer targeting women, and Hotchner looks to an FBI cadet with a unique past for help with the investigation, »
Chicago – Some studios slowly roll their catalog films out to Blu-ray as directors or actors release new films with which to tie-in but Lionsgate has decided that holiday season 2010 is the time to import most of Tyler Perry’s films to the HD format just as his “For Colored Girls” is turning out to be a critical and commercial disappointment. Catch up with five of his previously-released films along with the Blu-ray release of “Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy Family: The Play.”
As far as a review goes, Lionsgate has always treated Tyler Perry fans well and these releases are no different. The HD video and audio are above-average and every film includes special features. As for the movies themselves, “Why Did I Get Married?” is easily the best (although the sequel is horrendous) and “The Family That Preys” has moments but I personally can’t stand anything »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
The Criminal Minds team will be heading into the woods on November 17 to investigate the death of a young girl and try to find a killer who is targeting small children. CBS has released a synopsis and several promo photos for the upcoming Criminal Minds episode, which you can view below.
"Into the Woods" - When an 8-year-old is found murdered on the Appalachian Trail, the Bau team goes deep into its forests in search of a man lurking in the wilderness who is targeting children, on Criminal Minds, Wednesday, Nov. 17 (9:00-10:00 Pm, Et/Pt) on the CBS Television Network.
Aaron Hotchner....................... Thomas Gibson
Penelope Garcia. »
A lot of shows will be airing Halloween themed episodes this week and next and CBS’ Criminal Minds is one of them. On October 27 the episode of Criminal Minds will be called “Devil’s Night”. Devil’s Night is another name for the night before Halloween (October 30), when people would play pranks. From the 1970s to the 1990s, serious vandalism and arson took place in Detroit, Michigan, promoting people to take the pranks more seriously.
In the episode, the Criminal Minds team needs to catch a murderer who is killing in Detroit on Devil’s Night. CBS has released a synopsis for the episode, along with a few photos. We have those for you below, along with a trailer for the episode.
A new episode of The Defenders will air after Criminal Minds, but won’t be a Halloween themed episode.
The Bau Team Must Catch A Murderer Striking During »
Criminal Minds fans were rocked by the news over the summer, and now the time has come for a member of the Bau family to move on. The episode opens with Jj (Aj Cook) being offered another job at the Pentagon – a major promotion – but saying the Bau is where she belongs as she discusses it with Ssa Hotchner and his superior, Erin Strauss. She valiantly fights moving on from her current position, but we know how that will end. Thankfully, the writers gave her a great sendoff episode.
The team heads off to work on a case of a missing girl named Kate Joyce. Two young men are in police custody, but their stories are consistent and the police can’t get anywhere with them. The case itself was interesting (certainly better than last week’s underwhelming season premiere) as the two even offered to take polygraph tests – and both passed. »
- Crit Obara
Photo: Ron P. Jaffe, CBS
Let me first say that I wasn’t overly impressed with the cliffhanger ending from last season. I think the show has done better with finales in the past, so I went into the season six premiere of Criminal Minds hoping that the conclusion would be stronger than the set up. Season five ended with with “Our Darkest Hour,” in which a longtime serial killer came back to Los Angeles during rolling blackouts which he used to his killer advantage. He was able to kidnap Ellie Spicer, daughter of Detective Matt Spicer, who just so happened to be the child involved in his first murder. He killed Spicer’s parents and allowed him to live and believed he was the reason Spicer became an officer. Tonight’s conclusion was entitled “The Longest Night” and it was written and directed by Cm veteran Edward Allen Bernero. »
- Crit Obara
On the Criminal Minds Season 6 premiere, Agent Morgan will cross a very personal line in order to save a young girl's life.
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Morgan (Shemar Moore) not only has to catch a serial killer (guest star Tim Curry) during a Los Angeles blackout, but he's also driven by a promise to protect the daughter of Detective Spicer (guest star Eric Close), who was murdered in the Season 5 finale.
"We wanted to put a lot of weight on Morgan," executive producer Simon Mirren says. "He's personally invested because in the cliff-hanger, he witnessed this awful thing. He's never had to make a promise before. He's a single guy because of the life he leads and he doesn't want to put that kind of pressure on anybody or to have any demands on him. His teammates feel maybe he's crossing a line, but after what he's witnessed, »
- Adam Bryant
Today sees the release of the fifth season of Criminal Minds, CBS’ hit series about FBI profilers investigating the worst of human nature. Here’s a look at what you can expect within that six-disc, 23-episode box set.
Criminal Minds is one of CBS’ most popular shows, following in the shadow of the CSI and Jag/NCIS franchises, and taking after them now that the network has greenlit a spinoff series (Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior). The show’s survived a lot, be it the abrupt departure of its original lead actor or a controversy surrounding its female cast members. This season is the one that may be overshadowed by the announcement of the spinoff (the backdoor pilot for which is included here) or the breaking news of A.J. Cook’s release from the cast, but it’s still another workmanlike season for the show.
In all honesty, this »
- Brittany Frederick
Last night's episode of the Adult Swim series The Boondocks is certain to have Tyler Perry's fans (and lawyers) in an uproar, as the caustic barbs skewered Perry's bad drag act and his ... bad film-making.
For those who have never seen the show, it centers on an African-American family: Robert, who is the legal guardian to his two grandkids, Huey, a leftist intellectual 10-year-old who rarely smiles, and 8-year-old troublemaker Riley, who fancies himself a gangsta.
The family is watching the latest opus from auteur Winston Jerome, who stars as his distaff alter ego Ma Dukes, a rotund elderly woman who always has a one-liner or smack upside the head ready. What's the movie about? Let Huey educate you on Winston:
The typical Winston Jerome story starts with a beautiful, educated, professional black woman trapped in a troubled marriage with the brown-skinned bald dude from Law & Order. Then, a »
Men of color are of course eligible to compete in our annual Hot 100 poll, but every year we also encourage our readers to think specifically about attractive men of color, in order to highlight racial diversity on our site. Given the dearth of men of color on the main Hot 100, it's clearly something that needs to be highlighted.
Here’s how that list ranked up:
Top 10 Men Of Color
1. Taye Diggs
If there’s a gay or bisexual man who doesn’t think Taye Diggs is screaming hot, he doesn’t write for AfterElton.com – or vote in this poll where Diggs came in first by a large margin. Taye famously got Stella her groove back in the 1998 movie and reprised his role of Benny in the 2005 movie version of the musical Rent (alongside his wife, Idina Menzel). But, weirdly, Taye may be most famous for being, well, really, really hot. »
- AfterElton.com Staff
Green Bay Packers fans are in for a treat tonight on Criminal Minds. Wide receiver Greg Jennings is slated to make his acting debut with a cameo appearance as a lab technician who will be interacting with cast member Derek Morgan (Shemar Moore) in one scene.
On tonight's "A Thousand Words" the team profiles a serial killer covered in tattoos who commits suicide and leaves clues to the whereabouts of his last victim. Dean Norris of Breaking Bad will also guest star as Detective Barton.
14 items from 2010
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