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10 items from 2014


Lifetime's 'The Grim Sleeper': Now that's how you make a Lifetime movie

15 March 2014 7:30 PM, PDT | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

We settled in for "The Grim Sleeper" on Lifetime with a full intent of writing a snarky post about the best lines and most absurd moments. Turns out this is not one of those Lifetime movies, like "She Woke Up Pregnant" or "My Stepson, My Lover."

"The Grim Sleeper" is about a real serial killer who terrorized South-Central Los Angeles from 1985 until 2010, making him the longest active serial killer west of the Mississippi River.

The Sleeper's original reign of terror spanned 1985-88, when the Lapd dubbed him the .25-caliber Killer. He then took a 14-year break and resumed killing in 2002. Once the killings started again, La Weekly fact-checker Christine Pelisek set out to investigate the new murders and discovered their links to the crimes from roughly 15 years prior.

Dreama Walker played Pelisek in the Lifetime movie, which dramatized Pelisek's dogged investigation into the crimes, which is what got the killings »

- editorial@zap2it.com

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Watch Macy Gray & Ernie Hudson Help Hunt Serial Killer In Trailer For Lifetime's 'The Grim Sleeper'

11 March 2014 11:20 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

When a Los Angeles journalist uncovers a pattern of clues and exposes a serial killer, she also exposes a secret the police held for over 20 years while a community was repeatedly terrorized. This is the story told in the Lifetime Original Movie, The Grim Sleeper, premiering this Saturday, March 15 at 8pm Et/Pt, starring Dreama Walker, Macy Gray, Ernie Hudson and Michael O'Neill. The Grim Sleeper follows reporter Christine Pelisek (Walker) as she doggedly investigates the unsolved murders of dozens of women in Los Angeles and soon realizes one person is responsible for many of these deaths that began over 20 years earlier. After a string of murders in the 1980s, the violence »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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Watch Macy Gray & Ernie Hudson Help Hunt Serial Killer In Trailer For Lifetime's 'The Grim Sleeper'

11 March 2014 11:20 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

When a Los Angeles journalist uncovers a pattern of clues and exposes a serial killer, she also exposes a secret the police held for over 20 years while a community was repeatedly terrorized. This is the story told in the Lifetime Original Movie, The Grim Sleeper, premiering this Saturday, March 15 at 8pm Et/Pt, starring Dreama Walker, Macy Gray, Ernie Hudson and Michael O'Neill. The Grim Sleeper follows reporter Christine Pelisek (Walker) as she doggedly investigates the unsolved murders of dozens of women in Los Angeles and soon realizes one person is responsible for many of these deaths that began over 20 years earlier. After a string of murders in the 1980s, the violence seemed to end; but almost 14 years later, another murder spree begins, leading Pelisek to dub the killer "The Grim Sleeper." The reporter-turned-amateur detective notices similarities between the cases and sets out to break the story of her career, »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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The Definitive Kubrickian Films: 40-31

4 March 2014 9:28 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

As we spend a month looking at the great Stanley Kubrick, we can also look at the filmmakers who were clearly influenced by Kubrick. “Kubrickian” films tend to exercise incredible control of the camera, are extremely ambitious, tend to deal with much weightier themes, and always maintain a sense of mystery, like a there’s an invisible fog always hovering over the film. This list could be sharply focused on about five directors working today but, though a number of these filmmakers appear in this list of 40, we’re spreading the wealth a bit. Let’s get to it.

40. Watchmen (2009)

Directed by Zack Snyder

What makes it Kubrickian? It’s surprisingly cold and detail-oriented, unlike most of Zack Snyder’s other work (well, detail-oriented in a positive way). Watchmen is based on the acclaimed graphic novel of the same name by David Gibbons and Alan Moore, about a desolate alternative »

- Joshua Gaul

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Chlorine | Review

27 February 2014 9:00 AM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Wet Behind the Ears: Alaimo’s Suburban Malaise a Standard Procedure

We’ve come to expect a certain amount of functional dysfunction to be featured in independent films depicting the decomposition of nuclear American families all tuckered out by their dogged insistence on living out the illusion of a proscribed way of existence. You can count Jay Alaimo’s latest film, Chlorine, as an overly familiar example of hitting all the customary checkmarks, including a more pressing and dramatic back story used to tie its disparate characters together.

Issues of class and how we’re conditioned to always hunt for loopholes to score upgrades seems to be an overarching theme but between a handful of moments where Alaimo is trying too hard to score pathos or convey information, the film is a stagnant, emotional plateau, managing only to ingrain us with an apathetic attitude towards its characters.

It almost »

- Nicholas Bell

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Exclusive: Elisabeth Röhm & Kyra Sedgwick Are Shopping And Investing In Clip From 'Chlorine'

26 February 2014 7:02 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Greed and hubris is the fabric that spins many stories—just see this year's Best Picture nominees "The Wolf Of Wall Street" and "American Hustle"—with those two qualities serving as the dark undercurrent of ambition. They make for intriguing stories, and co-writer/director Jay Alaimo has one cooking in the upcoming "Chlorine." Starring Vincent D’Onofrio, Kyra Sedgwick, Elisabeth Röhm, Dreama Walker and Tom Sizemore, the story follows Georgie Lent, who pushes her husband Roger into finding a way to invest in the market bubble in the hopes that their family can be saved with the money they are sure to make. When local tennis pro and part-time drug dealer, Pat, comes to Roger for investment advice, Roger sees his opportunity. Torn by the reality that his family could be saved by this dirty money, Roger finds himself staring down the barrel of a moral conundrum. And in this exclusive clip, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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'The Walking Dead' beats the Olympics again; '19 Kids and Counting' Season 8 coming in April

18 February 2014 2:00 PM, PST | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

TV news and notes:

- Two weeks into its midseason run and "The Walking Dead" continues to take ratings gold in the key 18-49 demo over the Winter Olympics. Though Sunday's (Feb. 16) episode was down slightly from the week prior's midseason premiere, the AMC hit pulled a 6.8 rating in the demo -- or 8.7 million viewers -- besting NBC's 4.9 rating for the Sochi Games. Of course, the Olympics earned more viewers overall, scoring 21.3 million viewers compared to AMC's 13.3 million.

- A new season of TLC's "19 Kids and Counting" premieres Tuesday, April 1. The eighth season of Duggar family adventures will follow sister Tessa as she "courts" Ben -- that's dates with the intention of marrying. It'll also follow the four eldest sisters as they write their book, and will catch up with Josh and Anna and their life in Washington, D.C.

- Jimmy Fallon has lined up guests for his second week »

- editorial@zap2it.com

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Macy Gray, Ernie Hudson Will Help Hunt Serial Killer In Lifetime's 'The Grim Sleeper'

18 February 2014 10:47 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

When a Los Angeles journalist uncovers a pattern of clues and exposes a serial killer, she also exposes a secret the police held for over 20 years while a community was repeatedly terrorized. This is the story told in the Lifetime Original Movie, The Grim Sleeper, premiering Saturday, March 15 at 8pm Et/Pt and starring Dreama Walker, Macy Gray, Ernie Hudson and Michael O'Neill. The Grim Sleeper follows La Weekly reporter Christine Pelisek (Walker) as she doggedly investigates the unsolved murders of dozens of women in Los Angeles and soon realizes one person is responsible for many of these deaths that began over 20 years earlier. After a string of murders in the 1980s, the violence seemed to end; but almost 14 years later, another murder spree begins, leading Pelisek to dub the killer "The Grim Sleeper." The reporter-turned-amateur detective notices similarities between the cases and sets out to break the story of her career, »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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Macy Gray, Ernie Hudson Will Help Hunt Serial Killer In Lifetime's 'The Grim Sleeper'

18 February 2014 10:47 AM, PST | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

When a Los Angeles journalist uncovers a pattern of clues and exposes a serial killer, she also exposes a secret the police held for over 20 years while a community was repeatedly terrorized. This is the story told in the Lifetime Original Movie, The Grim Sleeper, premiering Saturday, March 15 at 8pm Et/Pt and starring Dreama Walker, Macy Gray, Ernie Hudson and Michael O'Neill. The Grim Sleeper follows La Weekly reporter Christine Pelisek (Walker) as she doggedly investigates the unsolved murders of dozens of women in Los Angeles and soon realizes one person is responsible for many of these deaths that began over 20 years earlier. After a string of murders in the 1980s, the violence »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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Date and Switch Trailer with Dakota Johnson

15 January 2014 1:39 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The premise of friends vowing to lose their virginity by the end of high school has been exploited over and over again since American Pie debuted in 1999. This Valentine's Day, that concept gets an overhaul with Date and Switch, which you can see in the first trailer. Nicholas Braun and Hunter Cope star as longtime friends Michael and Matty, whose friendship and their pact is tested when Matty comes out of the closet. Dakota Johnson, Sarah Hyland, Nick Offerman, Megan Mullally, Zach Cregger and Dreama Walker co-star in this coming-of-age teen comedy, debuting on VOD platforms and in theaters February 14. In addition, you can also check out the first poster.

Two guys who make a pact to lose their virginity before prom find their friendship tested when one of them comes out of the closet.

Date and Switch comes to theaters February 14th, 2014 and stars Sarah Hyland, Nick Offerman, Dreama Walker, »

- MovieWeb

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