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Blood Drive: How Syfy's Grindhouse Road Race Navigated Nip Slips and Roared Off the Starting Line

Blood Drive: How Syfy's Grindhouse Road Race Navigated Nip Slips and Roared Off the Starting Line
The hot rods competing in Julian Slink’s Blood Drive may be fueled by the red stuff, but Syfy’s freshman drama is powered by all manner of envelope-pushing perversity.

Airing Wednesdays at 10/9c (and not a minute earlier, whew), the grindhouse-style series stars Christina Ochoa (of The CW’s upcoming Valor) and Alan Ritchson (Blue Mountain State) as Grace D’Argento and Arthur Bailey, an experienced (and ribald) racer and the do-right lawman she is reluctantly partnered with on the titular gauntlet. In this richly realized dystopia, human blood is the new gasoline, mortality is a given and the
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Cars 3: Armie Hammer Says Film Goes Back To Original Roots of Cars And Impressions of Jackson Storm and Pixar

  • LRM Online
Vroom! Vroom! Ka-Ching! Pow!

Cars 3 is racing back into theaters nationwide today.

In this fun-loving animated film, it features Lightning McQueen who refuses retirement in the races as young up-and-coming racers have better engines and with better car designs.

Here’s the official synopsis:

Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast racers, the legendary Lightning McQueen is suddenly pushed out of the sport he loves. To get back in the game, he will need the help of an eager young race technician with her own plan to win, inspiration from the late Fabulous Hudson Hornet, and a few unexpected turns. Proving that #95 isn’t through yet will test the heart of a champion on Piston Cup Racing’s biggest stage!

The voice cast includes Owen Wilson, Cristela Alonzo, Chris Cooper, Nathan Fillion, Larry the Cable Guy and Armie Hammer.

Lrm had an exclusive interview with Armie Hammer earlier this
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'Cars 3' Review: Series Finally Delivers a Movie Deserving of Pixar Name

'Cars 3' Review: Series Finally Delivers a Movie Deserving of Pixar Name
When kids – largely, but by no means exclusively, little dudes – lose their minds over the anthropomorphic autos of the animated Cars movies, it's simple math: Wisecracking racecars equals bright, shiny entertainment for the junior need-for-speed crowd and happiness for the shareholders. But if adults big-up the series for anything besides being a visual babysitter, it's for proving that yes, even the mighty Pixar is not perfect.

Since 1995, a.k.a. The Year That Toy Story Changed Everything, the company hasn't only revolutionized American animation – it's also had an insane hit-to-miss average,
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'Cars 3': Film Review

'Cars 3': Film Review
In the wake of the noisy misfire that was 2011’s Cars 2, the Pixar pit crew ran the diagnostics and were able to pinpoint the winning formula of humor, heart and action (along with an added dose of Route 66-informed nostalgia) that made the 2006 original such a sweet ride.

They all make a welcome return in Cars 3, but, while visually dynamic, Lightning McQueen’s newest challenge still feels out of alignment with a languid end result that lacks sufficient forward momentum.

Given the enduring good will generated by the first installment, the franchise, which has to date grossed well...
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Kathy Griffin's Shows at More Venues Canceled in Aftermath of Trump Beheading Image

  • TMZ
Kathy Griffin is still feeling the aftershocks from her pic with a fake bloody Donald Trump head -- 2 more venues have canceled her shows. Griffin's Celebrity Run-In Tour gig at St. George Theatre in Staten Island on November 2 has been axed ... and the State Theatre in New Brunswick, NJ pulled the plug on her November 3 show. Both venues posted their decisions to cancel online and will be issuing full refunds to ticket buyers. St. George Theatre says ... "Ms.
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Who Is Standing by Kathy Griffin After Her Reviled Trump Photos?

  • The Wrap
Who Is Standing by Kathy Griffin After Her Reviled Trump Photos?
There is certainly no shortage of people who have shared opinions about photos that show Kathy Griffin holding what appears to be President Trump’s decapitated head. But not everyone agrees that she needed to apologize. After the controversial images were released Tuesday, the comedian issued a mea culpa, saying she “went too far.” The list of those who have condemned the photos is a lengthy one and includes Donald and wife Melania. Meanwhile, CNN announced that she will no longer appear as co-host of its annual “New Year’s Eve Live” program, Squatty Potty dropped Griffin as a sponsor
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CNN Fires Kathy Griffin as New Year's Eve Co-Host After Controversial Donald Trump Photo

CNN Fires Kathy Griffin as New Year's Eve Co-Host After Controversial Donald Trump Photo
Kathy Griffin has been let go by CNN following her photo shoot in which she posed with a bloodied replica of President Donald Trump's head.

The 56-year-old comedian has co-hosted CNN's New Year's Eve special alongside Anderson Cooper since 2007. On Wednesday, CNN tweeted that it has "terminated" its agreement with Griffin, despite her apology on Tuesday.

"CNN has terminated our agreement with Kathy Griffin to appear on our New Year's Eve program," the network's official Twitter account posted on Wednesday.

News: Anderson Cooper 'Appalled' by Kathy Griffin's 'Disgusting' Donald Trump Photo, Melania Trump Also Responds

Et has reached out to Griffin for comment.

A source with knowledge of the situation tells Et that Griffin "crossed the line."

"Both Anderson [Cooper] and [CNN President] Jeff Zucker thought it was disgusting and way out of line," the source says. "Neither of them felt comfortable with having her back, so that sealed it. Anderson likes Kathy, and Jeff liked
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Anderson Cooper 'Appalled' by Kathy Griffin's 'Disgusting' Donald Trump Photo, Melania Trump Also Responds

Anderson Cooper 'Appalled' by Kathy Griffin's 'Disgusting' Donald Trump Photo, Melania Trump Also Responds
Kathy Griffin is still experiencing major fallout from the controversial photo shoot in which she posed with a bloodied replica of President Donald Trump's head.

The 56-year-old comedian apologized on Tuesday for the shocking photo after it quickly caused widespread outrage, and now Anderson Cooper -- with whom Griffin has co-hosted CNN's New Year’s Eve special since 2007 -- has also condemned the image.

"For the record, I am appalled by the photo shoot Kathy Griffin took part in," Cooper tweeted on Tuesday. "It is clearly disgusting and completely inappropriate."

News: Kathy Griffin Apologizes for Controversial Donald Trump Photo -- 'I Went Too Far'

Cooper mirrored CNN's own statement about the photo shoot. The network said it's now "evaluating" Griffin's appearance on their New Year's Eve special.

"We found what she did disgusting and offensive," CNN said in a statement obtained by Et. "We are pleased to see she has apologized and asked that the photos
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Exclusive Portraits, Audio: Ed Asner, TV Icon & Character Actor

Chicago – When Mary Tyler Moore passed away in January, it was another reminder of her groundbreaking 1970s TV series “The Mary Tyler Moore Show.” One of her co-stars – who portrayed bossman Lou Grant, and made his own mark in TV and movies thereafter – was Ed Asner. The actor appeared at “The Hollywood Show.”

Ed Asner at The Hollywood Show in March of 2017

Photo credit: Joe Arce of Starstruck Foto for HollywoodChicago.com

Edward Asner was born in Kansas City, Missouri. He began his acting career in the Army, touring in plays while in the Signal Corp. He attended the University of Chicago, and joined an early version of The Second City troupe, the Playwrights Theatre Company of Chicago (Asner is considered a Second City alumni). He was a consummate character actor in the 1960s, appearing in such diverse series as “Alfred Hitchcock Presents,” “Route 66,” “The Untouchables,” “The Outer Limits,
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Three Generations of Osbournes! Jack Shares Fun Family Shot with Dad Ozzy and Daughter Pearl

  • PEOPLE.com
Three Generations of Osbournes! Jack Shares Fun Family Shot with Dad Ozzy and Daughter Pearl
Jack Osbourne and his dad, Ozzy Osbourne, have been busy filming the second season of their History Channel reality series, Ozzy & Jack’s World Detour, and they recently brought along a very special guest along for a recent episode — Jack’s 5-year-old daughter, Pearl Clementine.

The three generations of Osbournes were all smiles on Wednesday as they posed for a sweet family selfie, shared to Jack’s Instagram page.

Homeward bound,” Jack captioned the shot, which showed the trio onboard a Southwest Airlines flight back to their home in Los Angeles.

“See he’s just like us,” he added — hashtagging the photo “#familytrip.
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Jack Osbourne Shares Sweet Family Selfie With Dad Ozzy and Daughter Pearl

Jack Osbourne Shares Sweet Family Selfie With Dad Ozzy and Daughter Pearl
Jack Osbourne has one super happy family.

The reality star, his father, Ozzy Osbourne, and Jack's 5-year-old daughter, Pearl, were flying high on Wednesday as the three generations of Osbournes boarded a Southwest Airlines flight back to their home in Los Angeles.

Jack took to Instagram to share a smiling snapshot of the trio, which he captioned, "Homeward bound. See he's just like us. #southwestairlines #familytrip #ozzyandjack #season2."

Photos: The Most Adorable Celebrity Dads

The father and son duo are currently shooting the second season of their History Channel docuseries, Ozzy & Jack's World Detour, where they go on adventures to different landmarks across the globe to learn more about the history and culture of those locales.

Over the past few days, Jack's been sharing snapshots of their adventure along Route 66, including a cute pic of Pearl in front of a 1860s-era Arizona jail.

"She's escaped!! Pearls been traveling me and Papa this week. It's been a
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Underground is the history lesson America (and Ben Carson) needs

Now in its second season, the underground railroad drama is a slick yet complex look at one of the least examined stories of the antebellum south

With Black History Month mere days behind him, housing and urban development secretary Ben Carson chose to chip in this week with a little history of his own, telling an audience that kidnapped Africans who arrived in America in chains were just “immigrants” of a different kind. According to Carson, they “came here in the bottom of slave ships, worked even longer, even harder for less. But they too had a dream that one day their sons, daughters, grandsons, granddaughters, great-grandsons, great-granddaughters, might pursue prosperity and happiness in this land”.

Carson’s track record on the subject is suspect – he did once compare Obamacare to slavery, so perhaps he’s not the person to approach for answers about the moral quagmire of slavery and Jim Crow.
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Edge of Eternity

Ace director Donald Siegel uses superior direction to transform a so-so who-dunnit into a thrilling big screen spectacle, using the Grand Canyon as a backdrop for A multiple murder set in an Arizona mining town in decline. The cameraman focusing on the scenery and the hair-raising stuntwork — everything we see is real — is the great Burnett Guffey.

Edge of Eternity

Blu-ray

Twilight Time

1959 / Color / 2:35 widescreen / 80 min. / Street Date February 15, 2017 / Available from the Twilight Time Movies Store / 29.95

Starring: Cornel Wilde, Victoria Shaw, Mickey Shaughnessy, Edgar Buchanan, Rian Garrick, Jack Elam, Dabbs Greer.

Cinematography: Burnett Guffey

Original Music: Daniele Amfitheatrof

Written by Knut Swenson, Richard Collins

Produced by Kendrick Sweet

Directed by Donald Siegel

A look at Donald Siegel’s filmography shows that between his standout ‘fifties titles — Riot in Cell Block 11, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Crime in the Streets, The Lineup, he suffered through his share of unrewarding cheapies,
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Exclusive Interview: Director John Lee Hancock on The Founder

Steven Goldman chats with director John Lee Hancock about The Founder

Directed by John Lee Hancock (Saving Mr. Banks; The Blind Side), The Founder stars Michael Keaton as Ray Kroc – a down-at-heel salesman from Illinois who transformed a successful restaurant run by brothers Mac and Dick McDonald (John Carroll Lynch and Nick Offerman) into the McDonalds empire known the world over today. Based on a true story, Hancock’s film follows the trail of how Kroc, impressed by the brothers’ innovative assembly-line approach, maneuvered himself into a position where he was ultimately able – by degrees unwittingly and ultimately callously – to take control of the company, transforming himself in the process from failure to ‘founder’ of an American economic empire.

We spoke with John Lee Hancock about the making of The Founder in Los Angeles.

What was it about the story of Ray Kroc that appealed to you as a filmmaker?
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Robert Ellis Miller, ‘Reuben, Reuben’ Director, Dies at 84

Robert Ellis Miller, ‘Reuben, Reuben’ Director, Dies at 84
Director Robert Ellis Miller died Friday in Woodland Hills, Calif. He was 84.

According to his nephew, the Emmy-nominated director, known for films “Reuben, Reuben” and “The Heart is a Lonely Hunter,” had been living at the Motion Picture Home for two years since his wife, documentarian Pola Chasman, died.

Miller had a varied career, working on features films, television films and on the board of the the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. He also was responsible for elevating the profile of several well known actors such as Anthony Hopkins and Sondra Locke.

Beginning his career while a student at Harvard University, Miller served as president of the Harvard Dramatic Club before returning to his hometown of New York. There, during what he called his “repertory period,” he worked off-Broadway shows and in TV on the likes of “Route 66” and “The Twilight Zone.” This and other work earned
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Robert Ellis Miller, ‘Reuben, Reuben’ Director, Dies at 84

Robert Ellis Miller, ‘Reuben, Reuben’ Director, Dies at 84
Director Robert Ellis Miller died Friday in Woodland Hills, Calif. He was 84.

According to his nephew, the Emmy-nominated director, known for films “Reuben, Reuben” and “The Heart is a Lonely Hunter,” had been living at the Motion Picture Home for two years since his wife, documentarian Pola Chasman, died.

Miller had a varied career, working on features films, television films and on the board of the the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. He also was responsible for elevating the profile of several well known actors such as Anthony Hopkins and Sondra Locke.

Beginning his career while a student at Harvard University, Miller served as president of the Harvard Dramatic Club before returning to his hometown of New York. There, during what he called his “repertory period,” he worked off-Broadway shows and in TV on the likes of “Route 66” and “The Twilight Zone.” This and other work earned him both Emmy and DGA nominations before
See full article at Variety - TV News »

Watch Coen Brothers' 'Easy Rider'-Inspired Super Bowl 51 Commercial

Watch Coen Brothers' 'Easy Rider'-Inspired Super Bowl 51 Commercial
Ahead of Super Bowl 51, Mercedes unveiled their Coen Brothers-directed, Easy Rider-inspired ad that features that cult film's star Peter Fonda.

The minute-long commercial takes place in a Route 66 roadhouse where a batch of bearded bikers congregate to worship at the alter of Easy Rider as Steppenwolf's "Born to Be Wild," the film's unofficial anthem, booms out of a jukebox that only plays "Born to Be Wild."

The Coens' knack for comical violence is on full display as the bikers cause raucous in the roadhouse until one angry
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Gas-s-s-s

Gas-s-s-s – Or – It Became Necessary to Destroy the World in Order to Save It.

Blu-ray

Olive Films

1970 / Color / 1:85 widescreen/ 79 min. / Street Date October 18, 2016 / Gas-s-s-s / available through the Olive Films website / 29.98

Starring: Elaine Giftos, Robert Corff, Cindy Williams, Bud Cort, Ben Vereen, Tally Coppola, Lou Procopio.

Cinematography: Ron Dexter

Film Editor: George Van Noy

Original Music: Country Joe and the Fish

Written and Produced by George Armitage

Directed by Roger Corman

Roger Corman finally accepted himself as an iconic filmmaker for this, his final show for A.I.P.. Barely released and long considered a failure, Gas-s-s-s – Or – It Became Necessary to Destroy the World in Order to Save It sees Corman and his writer associate George Armitage attempting a Mad magazine- like amalgam of all the counterculture trends of the late 1960s. That tactical mistake becomes eighty minutes of unfocused and unfunny satire. Armitage’s script and dialogue might occasionally hit some serendipitous notes,
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Overwatch patch introduces new character, arena and feature

The latest Overwatch patch has now arrived on all platforms and with it comes numerous additions, updates and fixes, but perhaps the biggest things you’ll notice in this latest patch is the new hero Sombra who falls under the offense tree. A brutal hacker who can not only corrupt your health packs & turn your turrets against you, but can also drop a devastating Emp blast which will make any shields or barriers that you’ve been cowering behind useless! Check out the full list below to see what else you will find when you load the game up today…

Patch Highlights

New Hero: Sombra (Offense)

One of the world’s most notorious hackers is stepping out of the shadows: Sombra, a mysterious infiltrator who uses information to control those in power.

Sombra is a master manipulator who can hack her enemies, temporarily blocking their abilities. In addition, she can
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Bizarre Foods: Production Begins on New Season of Travel Channel Series

  • TVSeriesFinale
Andrew Zimmern is returning with even more enigmatic eats. Travel Channel announces production has begun on the new season of its Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern TV show.The next eight episode installment of Bizarre Foods follows Zimmern's road trip across the United States. The show will visit the iconic Route 66 and the Pacific Coast Highway, as the chef and food writer explores the diverse food and culture of the USA. Get the details from this Travel Channel press release.Read More…
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