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9 items from 2011


11 scary movies starring out actresses

19 October 2011 7:56 AM, PDT | AfterEllen.com | See recent AfterEllen.com news »

Last year we compiled a list of horror films with lesbian or bisexual characters. This year, we thought we'd highlight out actresses who have appeared in some Halloween-worthy watching. From the classic to the contemporary, we've been in some of the best (and worst) scary movies.

Here are 11 movies you can find for your viewing (dis)pleasure this holiday.

Amanda Bearse in Fright Night

The actress played a teen named Amy Peterson in the 1985 original. She gets turned into a vampire, but is able to turn back into herself after the cure is discovered. Amanda came out eight years later — as a lesbian, not a vampire.

Portia de Rossi in Scream 2

Portia played a bitchy sorority sister in the 1997 sequel to the very successful Scream. She doesn't last too long, but she steals the scenes she's in with some sassy insults.

Sara Gilbert and Drew Barrymore in Poison Ivy »

- Trish Bendix

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Stars of The Listener coming to McM Expo London Comic Con

10 May 2011 3:18 PM, PDT | The Geek Files | See recent The Geek Files news »

Lauren Lee Smith and Craig Olejnik, stars of supernatural crime show The Listener, are heading to the McM Expo London Comic Con later this month.

They will host a panel on the hit Canadian series - currently airing on Fox's FX channel - as well as meeting fans and signing autographs. Both are pictured above.

Olejnik plays telepathic paramedic Toby Logan, who uses his ability to hear the thoughts of others to save lives and fight crime. When Logan reveals his powers to Lauren's character, police sergeant Michelle McCluskey, she brings him on board her Integrated Investigative Bureau task force to help crack the toughest murder cases... but there's a high price to pay for having such a gift.

Lauren Lee Smith is no stranger to the world of psychics: she previously played emotion-sensing ('tele-empathic') Emma DeLauro in Mutant X.

McM Expo London Comic Con is on May 27 to 29 at Excel London, »

- David Bentley

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Trick 'r Treat News: Their Twitter Page Teases Trick 'r Treat Sequel?

2 April 2011 10:44 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

The Twitter page for Trick 'r Treat teases us with this: "Sam Will return..." The original 2007 movie was Four interwoven stories that occur on Halloween: An everyday high school principal has a secret life as a serial killer; a college virgin might have just met the one guy for her; a group of teenagers pull a mean prank; a woman who loathes the night has to contend with her holiday-obsessed husband. It starred Quinn Lord as Sam (Peeping Tommy) with: Dylan Baker, Rochelle Aytes, Lauren Lee Smith, Moneca Delain, Tahmoh Penikett, Brett Kelly, Britt McKillip, Isabelle Deluce, Jean-Luc Bilodeau, Alberto Ghisi, Samm Todd, Anna Paquin, Brian Cox and Leslie Bibb. LEEE777 - I really enjoyed the first one and remember them saying they wanted to do one annually, but that never happened, so fingers crossed. »

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Trick 'R Treat News: Their Twitter Page Teases Trick 'R Treat Sequel?

2 April 2011 10:44 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

The Twitter page for Trick 'R Treat teases us with this: "Sam Will return..." The original 2007 movie was Four interwoven stories that occur on Halloween: An everyday high school principal has a secret life as a serial killer; a college virgin might have just met the one guy for her; a group of teenagers pull a mean prank; a woman who loathes the night has to contend with her holiday-obsessed husband. It starred Quinn Lord as Sam (Peeping Tommy) with: Dylan Baker, Rochelle Aytes, Lauren Lee Smith, Moneca Delain, Tahmoh Penikett, Brett Kelly, Britt McKillip, Isabelle Deluce, Jean-Luc Bilodeau, Alberto Ghisi, Samm Todd, Anna Paquin, Brian Cox and Leslie Bibb. LEEE777 - I really enjoyed the first one and remember them saying they wanted to do one annually, but that never happened, so fingers crossed. »

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TV Review: Good Dog, 1.1 – “Pilot”

29 March 2011 3:09 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

In its opening scene, Canadian dramedy Good Dog directly references Curb Your Enthusiasm. Its lead character, neurotic TV producer George (Ken Finkleman), is planning an unnecessary trip to Los Angeles to get Larry David’s blessing to use the title “Embrace Your Enthusiasm” for a planned fly-on-the-wall series about his life. It feels like a move intended to undercut criticism that Good Dog‘s a “Canadian Curb“, but one that doesn’t work. If anything, it just draws additionally attention to the fact this is a poor man’s version of the Emmy-winning Curb, and possible the worst comedy pilot I’ve seen in years.

It doesn’t help that I had no idea who Ken Finkleman was, and therefore no opinion of him to subvert. He’s an award-winning writer-producer-actor, who created and starred in a hit Canadian TV series called The Newsroom in the ’90s, amongst other things, »

- Dan Owen

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Blu Room: Skyline (Blu-Ray)

29 March 2011 12:34 AM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Skyline (Blu-Ray)Universal Home ENTERTAINMENT2010/Rated PG-13/Running Time 94 minsList Price: $39.98 – Now AvailableDid anyone really see Avp-R aka Alien vs. Predator: Requiem? I did, in the theaters actually and while I can't say it ranks high up there with any of the films from either monster film franchise, the sequel turned out to be better than I expected. And I wasn't expecting much. Though the film had a ridiculous plot, some terrible performances by a cast being chased by guys in rubber suits and cinematography so bad you couldn't see crap, I'm still amazed that I found Avp-R somewhat enjoyable. Stupid, but stupid fun.  Maybe it was because it had some heavy Alien on Predator action or should I say Aliens vs. Predator, since it involved one lone hunter essentially playing a badass against an army of those xenomorphs with acid for bloodAVP-r was a box-office failure, »

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CSI: Season 10 DVD Review

9 February 2011 10:30 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

CSI: Las Vegas is still the most watched TV programme in the world and it’s no wonder when you look at the awesome storylines they keep churning out. It’s amazing to think that it’s been going for such a long time but personally I still find it fresh and compelling viewing.

Season 10 is no different. It’s the first season where Gil Grissom (William Petersen) doesn’t appear but to my surprise however, his now wife, Sara Suidle  (Jorja Fox) is back for some more crime fighting action while Grissom apparently attends various bug conferences around the world. She comes into replace Riley Adams (Lauren Lee Smith) who left at the end of the last season. Laurence Fishburne is back as Dr. Raymond Langston alongside those we’ve come accustomed to, Marg Helgenberger, Paul Guilfoyle, George Eads, Eric Szmanda and Robert David Hall as Dr. Al Robbins. »

- David Sztypuljak

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'Good Dog' Premieres March 6 on HBO Canada

6 February 2011 7:40 AM, PST | The Cultural Post | See recent The Cultural Post news »

The Canadian half-hour comedy Good Dog - which was written, showrunned and directed by Ken Finkleman (The Newsroom) - premieres Sunday, March 6 at 8 Pm with the first two episodes back-to-back on HBO Canada, a premium cable network.

The TV series follows a self-absorbed, neurotic TV producer played by Ken Finkleman himself. His character named George is involved with a gorgeous model, Claire (Lauren Lee Smith), who is half his age. George also pitch a reality show centred on him and his life.

However, the network executives want Claire to move in George's house, George is forced to escalate the relationship and, consequently, his fears of commitment. When the pitch and his life go sideways, he frets, vents and re-evaluates by soliciting questionable advice from his best friend, Doug (Jason Weinberg).

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- anhkhoido@gmail.com (Anh Khoi Do)

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'The Listener' Season 2 Premieres Feb. 8 On CTV

31 January 2011 2:25 PM, PST | The Cultural Post | See recent The Cultural Post news »

After two years of absence, the Canadian TV series The Listener will return for a second season on CTV, a Canadian TV network, on Tuesday, February 8, at 10 Pm.

In the second season, we learn that Det. Charlie Marks (Lisa Marcos) succumbed to her wounds after she had chased a criminal.

In the premiere, Toby Logan (Craig Olejnik), a paramedic from Toronto, decides to stop fighting against his telepathic gift. When he revives a woman (Rekha Sharma) who nearly drowned, Toby notices that he stumbled upon an investigation case of Sgt. Michelle McCluskey (Lauren Lee Smith), an investigator of the Rcmp.

The show will not return on NBC, an American TV network that dropped The Listener two years ago halfway through the first season. However, it will premiere on March 2011 on Fox International Channels depending on the country you live in.

Regular members of the cast include Ennis Esmer, Arnold Pinnock, »

- anhkhoido@gmail.com (Anh Khoi Do)

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