5 items from 2014
If you were watching films in the 80s, chances are, you're a fan of Debra Winger. A relative unknown (save for her appearance as Wonder Girl in the "Wonder Woman" TV series), Winger kicked off the decade with a trifecta of hits -- "Urban Cowboy" (1980), "An Officer and a Gentleman" (1982) and "Terms of Endearment" (1983) -- that made her a major Hollywood force in the short span of three years. Unfortunately for cinemagoers, that is no longer the case. Fortunately for Winger, that's of her own doing and not because Hollywood stopped fielding her offers. At 40, after a slew of commercial and art house successes, Winger stopped considering parts altogether, favoring a quieter life with her husband (Arliss Howard, who directed her in "Big Bad Love") and three children. She still acts from time to time on projects she's especially passionate about, such as Jonathan Demme's "Rachel Getting Married" and HBO's show "In. »
- Nigel M Smith
Chicago – “Game of Thrones” is over and you’ve already binged “Orange is the New Black,” what are you supposed to do now? There are a few interesting new programs this season – FX’s “Tyrant” & “The Strain,” HBO’s “The Leftovers,” CBS’s “Extant,” and a few more – but it’s also a great time to catch up what you may have missed with new Blu-ray and DVD releases. There are five TV-to-Blu-ray releases this month that might warrant a look.
The top of the pile is also the best program of 2014 to date, a show that has really redefined the year in that it’s already used as a watermark (“Sure, Fargo and The Americans were great but they were no True Detective.”) With fantastic performances from Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey, HBO has wasted no time in getting the wildly acclaimed “True Detective” on Blu-ray and DVD a »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
It always feels strange when we know that a TV show is coming to an end. Much like with Dexter and its final season we know season seven of True Blood is the conclusion of the tale of Sookie Stackhouse and Bill the Vampire, but will we miss them? In preparation for the start of the new season, True Blood: The Complete Sixth Season is being released on DVD and Blu-ray and I guess the question to be answered in this review has to be if season six leads us into the final season on a high, or did it show signs of a show nearing a natural death? Or a true death as the vamps would call it.
True Blood: The Complete Sixth Season begins where the last ended, with Bill seemingly a Vampire God, Alcide a new pack master and Warlow seemingly ready to claim Sookie as his. »
- Paul Metcalf
To mark the release of True Blood Season 6 on 2nd June, we’ve been given 5 copies to give away on Blu-ray.
The season opens with the Authority in flames and TruBlood in short supply. As Bill comes to terms with his newfound powers after emerging reincarnated from a pool of blood, humans are in open conflict with vampires like never before. Meanwhile, Sookie (Anna Paquin; X-Men) and Jason (Ryan Kwanten; Home and Away) must steel themselves for an encounter with their parents’ killer: the mysterious and ancient Warlow.
Newcomers are welcomed to Louisiana – some human, some not so human. Governor Truman Burrell (Arliss Howard; Jurassic Park, Moneyball) is a politician who after some time of being extremely patient is now prepared to strike against what he believes to be the greatest threat to Louisiana: all of vampire-kind. His daughter, Willa (Amelia Rose Blaire; Royal Pains) is smart and ambitious, but »
Deadline and Variety are reporting Vincent D'Onofrio (Men In Black, "Law and Order: Criminal Intent") has signed on to star as the villain in Jurassic World. Plot details aren't available, but we can safely assume he's not playing a T-Rex or Velociraptor; perhaps some jerky corporate type comparable to the one Arliss Howard played in The Lost World? Or maybe he'll be an unsavory hunter or gamekeeper? Let the speculation run rampant. D'Onofrio has experience playing unlikable »
- Eric Walkuski
5 items from 2014
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