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‘Cottage Country’ VOD Review

Stars: Tyler Labine, Malin Akerman, Lucy Punch, Dan Petronijevic, Benjamin Ayres, Kenneth Welsh, Nancy Beatty, Sabrina Grdevich, Jim Annan, Jonathan Crombie, Earl Pastko, Bill Turnbull | Written by Jeremy Boxen | Directed by Peter Wellington

Tucker and Dale vs Evil star Tyler Labine may have traded in the Hillbilly dungarees for a polo shirt and cargo shorts, but the film’s spirit is alive and well in Cottage Country, a witty woodland comedy horror with more than its own share of laughs. Look, stop reading this and go watch it already. Its twisty, constantly churning story is best viewed unspoiled.

Still reading? Well, if you insist. Taking off to the family holiday home for a week away from work, mild-mannered desk jockey Todd (Labine) and fiancee-to-be Cammie (Malin Akerman) don’t count upon the surprise appearance of his obnoxious brother Salinger (Dan Petronijevic) and horrible girlfriend Masha (Lucy Punch). With tensions quick to rise,
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Todd & the Book of Pure Evil Season 2 Finally Hitting DVD on June 25th

It's been about a year since the Season 2 finale of "Todd & the Book of Pure Evil" aired on FEARnet, but finally the complete second season is arriving on DVD. Equal parts camp and gore, the show is a must-see for fans of horror, comedy, horror-comedy, and everything in between!

From the Press Release:

Imagine, if you will, a book of awesome power. A book that will make your deepest, darkest desires come true... but at a horrifying cost. This is The Book of Pure Evil, and it's loose in Crowley High, unleashing its dark power and filling the school hallways with monsters made of human fat and flesh-eating zombie rockers. Thankfully, four teenagers stand between The Book and the end of the world as we know it. And they will save our souls -- whether they like it or not.

This June 25th join Entertainment One and legions of devoted
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Todd and the Book of Pure Evil: The Complete First Season (2010)

Created by: Craig David Wallace, Charles Picco, Anthony Leo

Starring: Jason Mewes, Alex House, Maggie Castle, Bill Turnbull

Imagine, if you will, a book of awesome power. A book that will make your deepest, darkest desires come true…but at a horrifying cost. This is the Book of Pure Evil, and it's loose in Crowley High, unleashing its dark power and filling the school hallways with monsters made of human fat and flesh-eating zombie rockers. Thankfully, four teenagers stand between The Book and the end of the world as we know it. They will save our souls — whether they like it or not.

Todd and the Book of Pure Evil is presumably enjoyed most by people that love heavy metal, splatter-filled horror movies and mediocre jokes. I am not one of those people, so I don't necessarily love this show. I don't think it's terrible or as bad a show as The Big Bang Theory,
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eOne Entertainment Bringing Home The Devil's Rock and Todd & the Book of Pure Evil in February

Two new horror releases are coming our way in the shortest month of the year, and as always we have the skinny for you on the particulars. Read on, oh great one!

February 14th, 2012

On the Eve of D-Day, two Allied commandos sent to destroy a German gun installation uncover a secret occult lair where the Nazis are hiding a deadly she-demon, whom they plan to use to turn the tide of the war. The Devil’S Rock marks the directorial debut of special effects master Paul Campion (The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, X-Men: the Last Stand), who crafts a bloody battle from hell in this Nazi-era frightfest. Featuring special effects and make-up by the five-time Academy Award® winning Weta Workshop (Avatar, District 9, Lord of the Rings, King Kong), this WWII-based film has been called “the best Kiwi horror since Peter Jackson’s Brain Dead.”

The Devil's Rock,
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Nominees at the 26th Gemini Awards

Yesterday, the Canadian Academy released its list of nominees for the 26th Gemini Awards, the Canadian equivalent of the Emmy Awards.

Best Animated Program or Series

* Glenn Martin Dds

* Hot Wheels - Battle Force Five

* Jimmy Two Shoes

* Kids vs. Kat

* March of the Dinosaurs

Best Children's or Youth Fiction Program or Series

* Anash and the Legacy of the Sun-Rock

* Degrassi: The Next Generation

* How to be Indie

* That's So Weird

* Vacation with Derek

Best Children's or Youth Non-Fiction Program Series

* Artzooka!

* In Real Life

* Spelling Night in Canada: Canspell 2011

* Survive This

* TVOKids - Mark's Moments

Best Comedy Program or Series

* This Hour Has 22 Minutes

* Call Me Fitz

* Good Dog

* Halifax Comedy Fest 2010

* Living in Your Car

* Rick Mercer Report

Best Dramatic Mini-Series or TV Movie

* Fakers

* The Kennedys

* My Babysitter's a Vampire.

* The Pillars of the Earth

* Sleepyhead

Best Dramatic Series

* The Borgias

* Endgame

* Flashpoint

* Skins

* The Tudors
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Psychoville and Todd and the Book of Pure Evil Start FEARnet's Twisted Comedy Hour Aug. 2nd!

FEARnet's Twisted Comedy Hour is set to premiere Tues, August 2nd, and this broadcast could not be any better. Todd and the Book of Pure Evil will be supplemented with similar kinds of extras and editorial content that was featured during its Canadian run, on Space: The Imagination Station and Psychoville will have bonus show material to bring over new fans.

Both products premiered in the past year(s) in its native country to a great fan reception. They have even garnered nods in industry magazines like Fangoria and Rue Morgue. Psychoville also earned the prestigious British Comedy Award. Just when Tues evenings may begin to look boring, horror-comedy hopes to liven things up.

From FEARnet.com's press release:

“Todd & The Book of Pure Evil” (Tuesdays at 10 p.m. Est)

This supernatural comedy starring Alex House, Maggie Castle, Bill Turnbull, Melanie Leishman and Chris Leavins, and featuring Jason Mewes (Mallrats,
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Todd and the Book of Pure Evil in North America this Summer

The summer is ablaze with FearNet's American rebroadcast of "Todd and the Book of Pure Evil." Slated for Aug 2nd, at 10pm (Est). This specialty station will be picking up where the Comedy Network left off with their scheduling. The Comedy Network's broadcast began June 5th, with two back-to-back episodes. This Thursdays, June 16th an episode will repeat. Please check your local listings for exact times.

With American attention now on this Canadian production, prospects for a second season are looking very good.

The synopsis for "Todd and the Book of Pure Evil:"

"Imagine a book of awesome power. A book that will make your deepest, darkest dreams come true… but at a horrifying cost. This is "The Book Of Pure Evil," and it’s loose in Crowley High. Anyone who possesses it is unable to resist the temptation to use its power for their own teen-angst fueled desires.
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Details on Script of 'Being Erica' Season 4

The drama series Being Erica will return this fall on CBC, a Canadian TV network, for a fourth season.

In the fourth season, Erica Strange (Erin Karpluk), a woman in her thirties from Toronto, is trained by Dr. Tom (Michael Riley). In her fourth phase of her therapy, Erica learns how to be a doctor who helps people fix their regrets.

Her trial patients get to be her own friends and family relatives. She travels back in time to help them and they're not aware that she's treating them.

Relations

Erica is still with her new boyfriend Adam (Adam Fergus). However, when Kai (Sebastian Pigott) comes back, she finds herself torn.

Erica also has to live with growing pains at 50/50 Press, a publishing company she founded with her business partner Julianne Giacomelli (Reagan Pasternak).

Erica's parents (John Boylan and Kathleen Laskey) go further in their reconciliation. As for Samantha (Joanna Douglas), Erica's younger sister,
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'Being Erica' Season 4 Begins Production

Canadian actress Erin Karpluk announced yesterday on her Facebook fan page that production has finally begin for the fourth season of the dramedy Being Erica in Toronto.

The show will return on CBC, a Canadian TV network, in fall 2011.

This TV series created by Jana Sinyor is about Erica Strange (Erin Karpluk), a woman in her thirties. With the help of a therapist (Michael Riley), she travels in her past in order to fix her regrets. At the end of the day, Erica tries to put her life back on track.

The show also stars Joanna Douglas, Vinessa Antoine, John Boylan, Kathleen Laskey, Morgan Kelly, Devon Bostick, Billy Turnbull, Adam Fergus and Brandon Jay McLaren.

CBC will reveal the synopsis of Being Erica's fourth season a few weeks before the beginning.
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CBC Renews 'Being Erica' for a 4th Season

CBC, a Canadian TV network, announced today that its original series Being Erica will return for a fourth season. No premiere date for this season has been announced, but the show is likely to return next fall.

In the third season, Erica Strange (Erin Karpluk), a woman of Toronto in her thirties, was in the second phase of a therapy with Dr. Tom (Michael Riley). This doctor has the power to make Erica re-visit her past in order to fix a regret and learn something about life.

In her personal life, Erica works hard, along with her business partner Julianne (Reagan Pasternak) to make their independent publishing house succeed.

The show also stars Joanna Douglas, Vinessa Antoine, John Boylan, Kathleen Laskey, Morgan Kelly, Devon Bostick, Billy Turnbull, Adam Fergus and Brandon Jay McLaren.

Here's the U.S. trailer of the third season.
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'Being Erica' Premieres In the USA In Jan. 26

The hit Canadian TV series Being Erica will premiere on Soapnet, an American cable network, in January 26 at 11 Pm.

American fans will see the third season of this Canadian TV series in winter.

In this third season, we finally get to see what's behind the mysterious door Erica Strange (Erin Karpluk), an woman from Toronto in her thirties, has to open. Only by opening that door will Erica know where her therapy with Dr. Tom (Michael Riley), a doctor who send people back in the past so that they can fix their regrets.

In her personal life, Erica is facing uncertainty. She's wondering if the publishing house she found with Julianne (Reagan Pasternak) will succeed. In fact, Brent (Morgan Kelly), their former colleague at River Rock Publishing, will stop at nothing to put them out of business. Moreover, Erica also looks out for her mom (Kathleen Laskey) and her sister,
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CBC Moves 'Being Erica' to Wednesday Nights

Starting with its fifth episode, Being Erica will now be aired on Wednesday nights according to an announcement made by the Canadian TV network CBC.

Up until the broadcasting of the third season's fourth episode, the Canadian TV series Being Erica had always been aired on Tuesday at 9 Pm.

Next week, the new episodes of the third season will be aired on Wednesday at 9 Pm just after the hit reality show Dragons' Den (8 Pm). The latter is one of the 30 most watched shows in Canada and will be used as a lead-in to Being Erica.

Speaking about competition on the same day at the same hour from Canadian and American TV networks, Being Erica will face these TV series: Criminal Minds (CBS), Hell's Kitchen (Fox), Mauvais karma (Radio-Canada), Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (NBC) and Modern Family along with Cougartown, two half-hour comedies from ABC.

The show is about a single woman from Toronto,
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'Being Erica' Season 3 Premieres Sept. 21 on CBC

CBC, a Canadian TV network, announced that its hit original series Being Erica's third season will premiere Tuesday, September 21 at 9 Pm. This premiere happens to be one week after the release of the show's second season on DVD on September 14.

Those who have seen the second season knows that Erica Strange (Erin Karpluk), a thirty-two-year-old woman from Toronto, broke up with her boyfriend, Ethan Wakefield (Tyron Leitso). Besides, she got fired from her job as a junior editor at River Rock, a publishing house along with her boss (and also friend), Julianne Giacomelli (Reagan Pasternak). As the second season's cliffhanger suggested it, Erica and Julianne have decided to found a publishing house of their own.

Brent Kennedy (Morgan Kelly), Erica's and Julianne's former colleague, is now the editor at River Rock. Because he holds a grudge against Erica and Julianne, he'll stop at nothing to put them out of business.
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Trailer of 'Todd and the Book of Pure Evil'

The trailer of the first season of the Canadian TV series Todd and the Book of Pure Evil is already online. The first season of this half-hour series will premiere on Space, a Canadian cable network dedicated to sci-fi shows, on September 29 at 9 Pm with two back-to-back episodes.

This TV series shot in Winnipeg takes place in a High school. Inside this school, there's a book that can unleash hell, put an end to the world or satisfy someone's deepest desire at a steep price. Todd Smith (Alex House), a teenager, gets hold of the book. When he learns about the power of this book, he intends to impress the girl that he has a crush on, Jenny (Maggie Castle). Unfortunately, Todd makes life at a school a nightmare. Whether he likes it or not, Todd has to save the school.

The show also stars Billy Turnbull, Melanie Leishman, Chris Leavins,
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Details on the Script of 'Being Erica' Season 3

Yesterday, Temple Street Productions, the production studio being the hit TV series Being Erica, revealed some details about the script of Being Erica's third season.

Those who have seen the second season knows that Erica Strange (Erin Karpluk), a thirty-two-year-old woman from Toronto, broke up with her boyfriend, Ethan Wakefield (Tyron Leitso). Besides, she got fired from her job as a junior editor at River Rock, a publishing house along with her boss (and also friend), Julianne Giacomelli (Reagan Pasternak). As the second season's cliffhanger suggested it, Erica and Julianne have decided to found a publishing house of their own.

Brent Kennedy (Morgan Kelly), Erica's and Julianne's former colleague, is now the editor at River Rock. Because he holds a grudge against Erica and Julianne, he'll stop at nothing to put them out of business. As for her therapy with Dr. Tom (Michael Riley), Erica will talk about "transformation" with him.
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Space Nabs Todd and the Book of Pure Evil

In 2003, Canada's Craig David Wallace directed a short film called Todd and the Book of Pure Evil . With co-writer Max Reid, he spun a tale of a headbanger who seeks dating advice from the devil and unleashes hell on earth to get the cheerleader he loves. Wallace is getting an opportunity to expand this short film into a television series for Canada's Space. Steve Arbuckle, who played Todd in the short, is replaced by Alex House and Frantic Films is shepherding the series. David Winning ( Stargate: Atlantis , Friday the 13th: The Series ) we're told is directing a few episodes. Shooting has begun in Winnipeg. Maggie Castle, Billy Turnbull, Melanie Leishman and Chris Leavins co-star.
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Joe 'wants to win 'X Factor' for his gran'

Joe McElderry will win The X Factor and he will do it for his gran, his best friend has claimed. Billy Turnbull revealed that McElderry owes his success to the support of 75-year-old Hilda Joyce, who has always kept his feet on the ground. Turnbull, 18, told the Sunday Mirror: "Joe's nan is his biggest fan. She has always supported him, no matter what. When his parents split, she was like his rock. He's going to win the show - and he'll do it for her." He added that McElderry has been overwhelmed (more)
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