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Moviefone's Top Blu-ray of the Week
"Y Tu Mama También (Criterion)"
What's It About? Alfonso Cuarón's road trip romance features star-making performances by Gael García Bernal and Diego Luna, who play two young dudes who both become infatuated with an older woman. Beautiful, sexy, and sad.
Why We're In: Now when »
- Jenni Miller
The second season of NBC's high concept serial Revolution starring Billy Burke, Tracy Spiridakos, Giancarlo Esposito, Zak Orth and David Lyons unfortunately turned out to be the last. Despite the premature cancellation, Warner Home Video is bringing the complete second season of Revolution to DVD and Blu-ray on August 19, and we've teamed up with the studio for a great promotion to coincide with the release.
One lucky reader will get to take home Revolution Season 2 on DVD courtesy of Warner Home Video in this contest. For a chance to be that winner, all you have to do is simply fill out and submit the short entry form below.
This is a daily entry contest so feel free to return each day it is still open to entries and increase the odds of winning with each additional entry. You must be a resident of the U.S. or Canada to participate. »
It’s a motorcycle journey towards Paloma.
Latino-Review caught up with actress Sarah Shahi in Jason Momoa’s “Road to Paloma.” She plays the sister to Wolf, a Native American who is on the run from FBI agents after brutally murdering a man who raped his mother.
In this exclusive phone interview, Shahi discussed the attraction to Momoa’s directorial debut. She also came on board as an executive producer and explained on how she slightly expanded her character from the original script. As a bonus, she slightly talked about her future projects including “Person of Interest.”
“Road to Paloma” has a limited release in theaters today.
Read the interview below.
Latino-Review: What attracted to you this story written by Jason Momoa?
- Gig Patta
It began with The Twilight Saga and was officially driven home by this weekend’s The Fault in Our Stars: I have hit the age where the hottest guys in Ya movies are the dads.
Sure, I can recognize the puppy-dog cuteness of Ansel Elgort, the male-model broodingness of Robert Pattinson, and the six-packiness of Taylor Lautner. But for my money, Sam Trammell and Billy Burke (cop mustache and all) as Michael Lancaster and Charlie Swan, respectively, have them all beat. It probably helps that I was introduced to Trammell and Burke outside their patriarchal roles — Trammell in True Blood »
- Katie Atkinson
TVLine reports that Major Crimes producers hope they can book Kyra Sedgwick and Billy Burke for Philip Stroh‘s trial. The show tried to get Burke to appear for Stroh’s last appearance but he couldn’t fit it in his Revolution filming schedule.
History has announced an impressive cast for its upcoming mini-series Sons of Liberty. It includes Michael Raymond-James (as Paul Revere), Henry Thomas (as John Adams), Ben Barnes (as Sam Adams), Ryan Eggold (as Joseph Warren) and Breaking Bad vet Dean Norris playing Ben Franklin.
Lifetime has ordered four reality series including Threads, a competition series featuring young fashion designers who will eventually face judge Christian Siriano.
The Bechdel Test was in the spotlight again, thanks to a study asking how well Doctor Who treats its female characters. io9 explains why the Bechdel Test matters and how it’s effective. Even better, it takes »
- Lyle Masaki
Revolution, Season 2, Episode 22: “Declaration of Independence”
Written by Rockne S. O’Bannon & Paul Grellong
Directed by Charles Beeson
Airs Wednesdays at 8pm (Et) on NBC
So much for our heroes getting stranded miles away from the scene of a genocide then. Despite our belief that Miles and the gang were far away from the room where Truman is about to pour mustard gas onto unwitting Willoughby residents and the Texas president, the crew uses its cunning (and a steam train, presumably) to make it back and derail Truman’s plan. This gives us one of the best one-two punches of the finale: Miles throwing down the very last spit of swordplay we’ll get from this series, and one more classic, resigned Milesism: “Run, you idiots,” he implores to the masses gathered to hear from the Texas and U.S. presidents, while firing a rifle in the air.
- Kris Holt
Billy shakes all the nanites out of his keyboard, with the very final episode of Revolution...
This review contains spoilers.
2.23 Declaration Of Independence
I suspected this last week, but Declaration Of Independence made no narrative account of being the last ever episode. In fact, it didn’t make much of a stab at being a season finale, either. Instead it delivered a rather weak wrap to the Patriots story and a minor development in the nano-threat plot. That not one single major character died, or even got a nosebleed, revealed that the NBC memo regarding the future of their show wasn’t read by this production team. The only conclusion that I can come up with is that said team is supremely confident that they can get some other network to pick up this junk, and therefore they’ve left the characters intact. I’ll be amazed if it is. »
Recently, NBC released the new,official,synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "Revolution" season finale episode 22 of season 2. The episode is entitled, "Declaration Of Independence," and it sounds like things will get pretty damn intense as the Patriots are totally ready to engage in war, and more. In the new,22nd episode press release: The stakes are going to be higher than ever as the Patriots plan for war. Press release number 2: Miles (Billy Burke), Charlie (Tracy Spiridakos), and Monroe (David Lyons) will launch an attack on the Patriots, but will have to improvise a risky new plan in order to halt the oncoming war between California and Texas. Out for revenge, Neville (Giancarlo Esposito) is going to set his sights on President Davis (guest star Cotter Smith). In the meantime, Aaron (Zak Orth) and Rachel’s (Elizabeth Mitchell) efforts to save Priscilla (guest star Maureen Sebastian) from the nano-tech, »
Episodes: 42 (hour)
TV show dates: September 17, 2012 -- May 21, 2014
Series status: Has not been cancelled
Performers include: Billy Burke, Tracy Spiridakos, Anna Lise Phillips, Graham Rogers, Jd Pardo, Zak Orth, Maria Howell, David Lyons, Giancarlo Esposito, Tim Guinee, Elizabeth Mitchell, Derek Webster, and Daniella Alonso.
TV show description:
This dramatic science-fiction TV series explores the question "What would you do without it all?" A family struggles to reunite in an American landscape where every single piece of technology -- computers, refrigerators, air conditioners, planes, cars, phones, lights -- has mysteriously stopped working. Electrical power has simply gone away. The show also revolves around the idea of family -- both the family you're born into and the family you choose.
Charlie Matheson (Tracy Spiridakos) is the headstrong, curious »
How times have changed. Last year, Revolution looked like it was the big hit of the 2013-14 season. Now, NBC has cancelled it, according to TV Guide.
Revolution revolves around the Matheson family and others who live in a world where there is no longer any power. The cast includes Billy Burke, Tracy Spiridakos, Giancarlo Esposito, Zak Orth, David Lyons, Jd Pardo, Stephen Collins, and Elizabeth Mitchell.
Following The Voice, Revolution started out very strong last year but the numbers fell as the season progressed. NBC renewed it for a full season off 22 episodes anyway and relocated it to Wednesdays at 8pm. It's really struggled in that timeslot and this week fell to a 1.2 demo rating with 3.78 million viewers -- an all-time low.
Not surprisingly, NBC has decided not to order a third season. There are two installments remaining »
The television gods giveth as they taketh away. We recently reported that NBC had renewed Hannibal for a third season while cancelling Community just short of its anticipated sixth season. Here's a glance at some other changes in the television landscape: NBC: About a Boy has been renewed for a second season, but Revolution and Growing Up Fisher have been cancelled, with Crisis and Believe on the bubble. [Update: The bubble has burst; they've been cancelled.] ABC: Cancellations galore for Trophy Wife, Mixology, The Neighbors, Suburgatory, and Super Fun Night. Hit the jump for more. As TV Line reports, NBC has put down the Revolution after two seasons. The J.J. Abrams-executive-produced post-apocalyptic dramatic action series centered on groups of human settlers who survived an incident that left the world without electricity. The show starred Billy Burke, Elizabeth Mitchell, David Lyons, Tracy Spiridakos, and Giancarlo Esposito just to name a few. THR follows up that news with word »
- Dave Trumbore
NBC is cutting off the power. The network has officially canceled Revolution, Eric Kripke and J.J. Abrams' action-drama, which is currently in its second season. Also axed by NBC was freshman comedy Growing Up Fisher, which starred J.K. Simmons. Revolution's season two ratings decline has been a particularly steep one as the drama, which started Billy Burke, Elizabeth Mitchell and Giancarlo Esposito, was the No. 1 new show last year, with its series premiere setting a ratings record for NBC. The most recent episode of Revolution brought in just 3.82 million viewers and 1.3 rating. The cancellations comes on the heels of NBC's decision not to renew Community for a sixth »
The Traveling Picture Show Co. is producing with Kevin Matusow, Carissa Buffel and Steven Chester Prince. G-Men Media’s Clay Glendenning and Jeff Way are executive producing with Burke’s Blackball Entertainment.
Prince is directing from a script he co-wrote with John A. O’Connell and Michael Zagst.
Burke portrays a reluctant prophet who finds that he knows more about the world’s vast religions than most scholars. He humiliates a reverend (played by Cole) on an episode that quickly goes viral, making him a spiritual celebrity and sending the reverend spiraling downward.
- Dave McNary
Revolution, Season 2, Episode 19: “S#I& Happens”
Directed by John Showalter
Airs Wednesdays at 8pm (Et) on NBC
In every war, there are casualties. The fight between the rebel forces and the Patriots has been no different in this regard, as was driven home in the last episode with the death of Jason Neville. Jason’s death is the biggest blow delivered by the Patriots this week, a blow compounded by the fact that the fatal shot was fired by Charlie. This week’s episode sees Charlie try to come to terms with having to shoot dead someone she knew, in a compelling outing that further cements the threat that the nanobots present.
Charlie’s shift in attitude following her encounter with Neville is a promising turn for the character this week. While she has »
- Deepayan Sengupta
Robert Pattinson out of ‘Mission: Blacklist’ movie (photo: Dane DeHaan and Robert Pattinson in ‘Life’) Robert Pattinson and Mission: Blacklist have parted ways. Pattinson, whose name had been attached to the project for two years — since Cannes 2012 — has reportedly dropped out due to scheduling issues. Now, what could those issues be? Well, Robert Pattinson, best known (at least for the time being) as the vampire Edward Cullen in the immensely popular Twilight movie franchise, has no less than two movies opening at Cannes 2014: David Michôd’s thriller The Rover, co-starring Guy Pearce, which will be shown as one of Cannes’ Midnight Screenings, and David Cronenberg’s Maps to the Stars, also featuring Julianne Moore, John Cusack, Mia Wasikowska, and Carrie Fisher, and which is in the running for the Palme d’Or. There’s more: Robert Pattinson has recently completed work on Anton Corbijn’s Life, with Pattinson as photographer Dennis Stock, »
- Zac Gille
Title: Angels in Stardust Directed by: William Robert Carey Starring: Alicia Silverstone, Aj Michalka, Billy Burke, Michael Spears, Adam Taylor Running time: 96 min, Rated PG-13, On DVD 03/25 Special Features: Behind the Scenes under the original title: Jesus in Cowboy Boots; Epk; Trailer Vallie Sue (Aj Michalka) lives with her mother Tammy (Alicia Silverstone) and little brother Pleasant (Adam Taylor) in a trailer park built on the site of an old drive-in theater called Stardust – Tardust now that the “S” is gone. Her mother works in a funeral home by day and trolls for men at night in hopes of finding a meal ticket to get herself out [ Read More ]
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Review Billy Grifter 21 Mar 2014 - 07:52
This review contains spoilers.
2.17 Why We Fight
After so many disjointed and unsuccessful stories, those behind Revolution took an entirely different tack with Why We Fight, and the result was a singularly more watchable story. It wasn’t a huge surprise to discover that this was written by Rockne S. O'Bannon, who also penned the stronger stories this season, Come Blow Your Horn and Mis Dos Padres.
There was no hint this week of Aaron and his long walk back from Lubbock, if he’s not still there having another Matrix experience. And, with relatively little from Tom and Jason, they managed to write simple but effective narrative with the basic premise of answering the question of the hour for the majority of characters.
Undoubtedly the episode's strongest parts involved Miles and Gene, »
In a week seemingly full of game-changing episodes, the new Revolution episode is no exception. We got a taste of it at the end of last week’s episode, and oh kids, just wait til you see. This season has been excellent and just keeps getting better.
First, though, some reminders and some setup. Below is the “Revolution Revealed” featurette, which reminds us that David Lyons (Monroe) is charmingly Australian, and as it happens, enjoys singing Poison songs. But after we see a bit about Mat Vairo‘s Connor, Tracy Spiridakos‘s Charlie (who is looking increasingly like Linda Hamilton in Terminator 2: Judgment Day, which equates to “pretty awesome”), and Giancarlo Esposito‘s Tom Neville, you’ll see Billy Burke talk about the new direction of the story in the next episode.
Here’s the clip of last week’s episode which sets up what’s to come, »
- Erin Willard
Revolution, Season 2, Episode 14: “Fear and Loathing”
Directed by Liz Friedlander
Airs Wednesdays at 8pm (Et) on NBC
Can we all just take a moment to consider New Vegas as the absolute finest location in Revolution? The meta pop culture jokes are fantastic. The tiny little seeds of David Schwimmer reduced to performing as a cabaret act or Justin Timberlake squaring off against Joey Fatone in a deathmatch are exactly what the show needs more of to really establish its place in a greater context and carve out some glorious black humour at the same time.
New Vegas is also the heart of the action this week as Monroe, Connor, and Charlie take centre stage. Our weekly gripes about characters in captivity aside, Monroe was never dying here, given the Chekhov’s gun of Monroe trying to track him down, and nor »
- Kris Holt
From writer/director William Robert Carey, the indie dramedy Angels in Stardust tells the story of Vallie Sue (Aj Michalka), an imaginative small-town teenager who struggles to realize her potential in her Oklahoma community, built on an abandoned drive-in movie lot. With a neglectful mother (Alicia Silverstone), sensitive younger brother, mysterious Indian neighbor and an imaginary cowboy friend (Billy Burke), Vallie Sue hopes to overcome her environment while aspiring to become a writer. During this recent exclusive phone interview with Collider, actress Alicia Silverstone talked about why she was drawn to the role of Tammy, how quickly the film came together, why she sympathized with such a despicable mother, why she loves getting inside the head of her characters, how much fun she had with the sexy wardrobe, and shooting the mother-daughter smackdown. She also talked about what she looks for in a project, why theater made her fall in love with acting again, »
- Christina Radish
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