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With Halloween right around the corner, the folks at Scream Factory already have their sights set on the new year with January Blu-ray release dates set for Wes Craven's The Serpent and the Rainbow, William Friedkin's The Guardian, and more.
Scream Factory will release The Serpent and the Rainbow Collector's Edition Blu-ray (originally scheduled to come out this past summer) on January 26th. The company has also slated The Guardian Blu-ray for a January 19th debut and set a January 26th release date for the James Spader-starring Jack's Back Blu-ray / DVD.
- Derek Anderson
PBS and CBS led the winners at the 36th annual News and Documentary Awards, held Monday night at Lincoln Center’s David Geffen Hall. But lifetime achievement honoree Ted Turner stole the show with an emotional acceptance speech that recounted his “firing” in 2001 from the company he founded.
“I got phased out,” the CNN founder told the crowd. The management of Time Warner, which acquired Turner Broadcasting in 1996, came to him as his contract was about to end.
“They said your contract is going to be up but we want to give you another one,” Turner said. “They said ‘We’ll give you a million dollars a year.’ I said ‘What will my duties be?’ They said ‘nothing.’ I said ‘you take the million dollars and shove it you know where,’ ” he said.
Turner told the crowd that he misses being part of CNN; “I really enjoyed every moment of it, »
- Variety Staff
After recurring for the first season on TV Land’s Younger, Molly Bernard (Pay It Forward) has been promoted to series regular for Season 2. Bernard plays Lauren Hiller in the series that stars Sutton Foster, Hilary Duff, Debi Mazar, Miriam Shor and Nico Tortorella. Younger follows Liza (Foster), a 40-year old woman who pretends to be 26 in order to get a job in the highly competitive world of publishing – and succeeds. Now working under the prickly Diana (Shor), Liza has… »
God helps those who help not only themselves, but also the less fortunate in their midst — or so goes the tidy moral logic of “Little Boy,” a cloying and callous WWII-era parable about how faith can move mountains, overcome prejudice, and even rob death of its sting. Making an ambitious follow-up to his Toronto audience award-winning debut, “Bella” (2007), writer-director Alejandro Monteverde brings a sledgehammer touch to the story of a small-town runt who hopes that his string of good deeds will bring his beloved father home from the front lines. Insofar as subtlety is rarely deemed a virtue where the vast majority of “faith-based” entertainment is concerned, this relentlessly manipulative drama just might connect with its target audience, even if saddled with a PG-13 rating that exec producers Roma Downey and Mark Burnett lobbied unsuccessfully to have downgraded to a more family-friendly PG.
To its credit, the movie (which Open »
- Justin Chang
Tipping Guide: 15% tip = satisfactory service 20% tip = excellent service 500% tip = Gawwwwdaaaammmmm!!!! Fresh off his impressive 6th round knockout victory ... boxing champ Andre Berto splurged on some blueberry lemon waffles at an L.A. breakfast joint -- and left one hell of an impression on his server. TMZ Sports has learned ... Berto and his buddy hit up The Waffle in Hollywood early Monday morning and racked up a $46 bill on some breakfast goodness. And the food musta »
- TMZ Staff
Since Helen Hunt hasn't been super busy in front of the camera, the star of The Sessions, Pay It Forward and As Good As It Gets has decided to get back behind the camera for a new comedy called Ride. The actress also stars in the film she wrote about a woman who follows her college dropout son (Brenton Thwaites of The Giver and The Signal) to Los Angeles as he pursues a life of surfing. Of course, this ends up being a life-changing experience for her as well. It seems like it's trying too hard to be a typical indie story self-discovery, but kudos to Hunt for taking the initiative to write and direct a film for herself to star. Here's the first trailer for Helen Hunt's Ride from PopcornFlix: Ride is written and directed by Helen Hunt (director of Then She Found Me, star of The Sessions »
- Ethan Anderton
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