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Bitter Harvest Starring Max Irons and Terence Stamp Arriving on DVD June 13th

Based on true historical events during Stalin’s 1930s campaign against Soviet Ukraine, Bitter Harvestis the powerful story of love, war, and survival, arriving on DVD, On Demand, and Digital HD June 13th from Lionsgate. This action-filled epic follows a young artist as he battles famine, imprisonment, and torture to save his childhood love and free his country. Starring Max Irons, Samantha Barks, Barry Pepper, and Academy Award® nominee Terence Stamp (Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Billy Budd, 1962). Written and directed by George Mendeluk (TV’s “Highlander: The Raven,” “Night Heat”), the Bitter Harvest DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $19.98.

Set during one of the most overlooked and tragic periods of the 20th century, Bitter Harvest is a powerful story of love, honor, rebellion and survival as seen through the eyes of two young lovers caught in the ravages of Joseph Stalin’s policies of
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Tony Rosato, ‘Saturday Night Live’ Alum, Dies at 62

Tony Rosato, ‘Saturday Night Live’ Alum, Dies at 62
Actor Tony Rosato, an alum of the sketch comedy series “Saturday Night Live” and “Sctv,” died on Tuesday night at his home in Toronto. He was 62.

The comedian died of a suspected heart attack, though an autopsy has not been performed yet, his agent Ryan Goldhar told Variety.

Rosato was born in Naples, Italy, in 1954. He joined the Canadian sketch comedy show “Sctv” (“Second City Television”) in the late 1970s, playing, among other characters, drunk TV chef Marcello Sebastiani. The Toronto-based sketch show was created by Second City troupe members.

Rosato went on to join the cast of “SNL” in 1981, a year after producer Lorne Michaels took a break from the NBC show. Rosato was the first cast member born outside of the U.S. and one of only three “Sctv” alumni to appear on “SNL,” along with Robin Duke and Martin Short. His tenure on the show lasted only one year (Season 6).

In the 1990s, he
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’19-2: Complete Series One’ DVD Review

Stars: Adrian Holmes, Jared Keeso, Dan Petronijevic, Benz Antoine, Mylène Dinh-Robic, Conrad Pla, Maxim Roy, Bruce Ramsay, Laurence Leboeuf | Directed by Louis Choquette, Erik Canuel, Daniel Grou

19-2? Precinct 19, Car 2. It’s simple as that. A series title that upholds a long-standing tradition of cop shows throughout the years that use designators in their titles, from the likes of Car 54 Where Are You? to the more recent 10-8: Officers on Duty. 19-2 also continues the more modern tradition of the gritty cop drama, heavily influenced by the likes of cable TV dramas The Shield and The Wire – with the same hardened sensibilities, only this time with a Canadian twist…

Interestingly, 19-2 – as seen on this DVD – is not the original version of the show. This particular iteration of the cop drama is actually an Englich-language remake of the series, which was originally set in Montreal and filmed entirely in French.
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Girlfriends' Guide Adds Mark Valley, Baby Daddy Lead and More for Season 2

Girlfriends' Guide Adds Mark Valley, Baby Daddy Lead and More for Season 2
Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce has found the cure for what ails Abby: a strong dose of Mark Valley, to be administered semi-regularly throughout Season 2.

The Bravo dramedy has cast the Boston Legal alum in the recurring role of “confident and charming TV personality” Dr. Harris, who’ll pursue Lisa Edelstein’s character in the upcoming season, TVLine has learned exclusively.

Valley’s TV credits include Body of Proof, Fringe, CSI, Human Target and Days of Our Lives.

Related Cable Renewal Scorecard: What’s Coming Back? What’s Getting Cancelled? What’s on the Bubble?

In other casting news, Baby Daddy
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Take a Weekend Celebrity Getaway to Cozumel with a Hollywood VIP Carnival Cruise

Take a Weekend Celebrity Getaway to Cozumel Amp up your vacation with a Hollywood VIP Carnival cruise

What do films like .Burlesque,. .Se7en,. .X2,. .The Rock. and .Transformers. all have in common? Stars from their films will be partying their way across the Gulf of Mexico with you next April! What movie fan wouldn.t like this vacation under their Christmas tree this year?

Dark Star Fantasy Cruises is proud to bring the Hollywood VIP experience to your vacation with their celebrity cruise Tides of Torture. Movie fans from around the world will board a Carnival Cruise ship on April 12, 2012 in Tampa, Florida and set sail for Mexico. This four-day event features a complete celebrity convention while offering all the luxuries and amenities that a Carnival Cruise provides along with a day trip to sunny Cozumel.

Stars from recent box office hits like .Insidius,. .Machete. and .Tron: Legacy,. iconic favorites from the .Halloween,
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Surveying Keanu Reeves More Interesting Performances

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Keanu Reaves is no stranger to the crime genre! Films like Point Break and Street Kings come to mind, but we think he got his start officially in the TV crime drama, Night Heat. In Henry’s Crime, which is out on Blu-ray and DVD today, Reeves stars as Henry Torne, a wrongly accused man who winds up behind bars for a bank robbery he didn’t commit. After befriending a charismatic lifer (James Caan) in prison, Henry finds his purpose — having done the time, he decides he may as well do the crime. But his outlandish plan to rob the very same bank spins wildly out of control, as he finds himself performing in a stage play and falling in love with the production’s seductive leading lady (Vera Farmiga).

To celebrate the release of Henry’s Crime, our pals at ThinkJam put together a list of our favorite law-breaking and abiding Keanu films.
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Oscar Season Chat #4: A Conversation with Producer (and Legendary Cop) Sonny Grosso

(Celebrating award week with a look at one of Oscar’s most notable champions: The French Connection. Thirty-nine years ago, Connection – besides being one of the biggest hits of the 1970s – was the top winner at the Academy Awards walking away with gold for Best Picture [collected by producer Phil D’Antoni], Director [William Friedkin], Actor [Gene Hackman], Adapted Screenplay [by Ernest Tidyman], and Editing [Gerald Greenburg].)

“I grew up in a world where Edward G. Robinson, Humphrey Bogart, James Cagney …these were the heroes. Not the cops. Cops were the bad guys. Or they were stumbling around, couldn’t find their asses with both hands.”

So says Sonny Grosso, and it is a screen icongraphy he has worked hard to change. Grosso-Jacobson Communications has produced over 750 hours of programming for network and premium and basic cable television in its thirty-odd years. Though its output has run from Pee Wee’s Playhouse to adventure fare like Counterstrike, the most acclaimed of the company’s offerings
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Maury Chaykin obituary

Actor who was at his best in shadowy roles

The actor Maury Chaykin, who has died aged 61 after a heart-valve infection, was an American and a Canadian citizen, and his career reflected his dual nationality. In the Us, he was a familiar face, if not a recognisable name, playing small but telling roles in major films. His breakthrough came in Dances With Wolves (1990), playing Major Fambrough, who sends Kevin Costner on his frontier assignment and then kills himself. Chaykin's only leading role was in the cable TV series A Nero Wolfe Mystery (2001), as the titular detective who refuses to leave his house, delegating that to his assistant (Timothy Hutton).

In Canada, Chaykin was something of a national treasure. He won a Genie award for best actor for his performance as a Brian Wilson-like burned-out rock star in Whale Music (1994), gave remarkable performances in three films directed by Atom Egoyan
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Laurent Terzieff obituary

'Dostoevskian' French actor with an aura of tormented youth

With his emaciated but hypnotically handsome face and lithe body, the French actor Laurent Terzieff, who has died of respiratory infection aged 75, graced the stage and films for more than half a century. There was always an aura of tormented youth about Terzieff which he carried into the classic roles of his maturity such as Luigi Pirandello's Henry IV (1989) and Shakespeare's Richard II (1991). His perfect diction and rhythmic precision made his rendering of Jean Cocteau's narration of Stravinsky's Oedipus Rex in Bob Wilson's production at the Théâtre du Châtelet in 1996 particularly exciting.

Terzieff's special talents were used by many of the great theatre producers of the day: Jean-Louis Barrault, Peter Brook, Roger Planchon, Maurice Garrel, Roger Blin and André Barsacq. He also directed dozens of plays, many at the Théâtre du Lucernaire in Montparnasse. Paradoxically, given his tormented persona as an actor,
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Ten Things You Never Knew About Keanu Reeves

From humble beginnings in TV police drama Night Heat (as Thug #1 and Mugger in separate episodes), Keanu Reeves has climbed the acting ladder to establish himself as one of Hollywood's most successful leading men. There's been a few bumps along the way - a ropey English accent in Dracula and the dud action movie Chain Reaction spring to mind - but Keanu has proved he's capable of holding his own against the likes of Smith and Hanks in the popularity stakes. Read on for ten fast facts about the Day The Earth Stood Still star. 1. Born in Beirut in 1964, Keanu experienced a turbulent childhood, living in Australia, New York and Toronto with his English mother Patricia. 2. Keanu's first name is a Hawaiian word meaning "cool breeze over the mountains". His first agent wasn't too fond of the name, however, insisting that he (more)
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