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Issa Rae: Why 'Insecure' Is Not Made 'for Dudes' or 'White People'

Issa Rae: Why 'Insecure' Is Not Made 'for Dudes' or 'White People'
Issa Rae didn't find out how her dad, a Senegal-born doctor, felt about her HBO series Insecure until a couple months after the first season wrapped. In fact, she thought he might hate it. "Then in our family group chat, he dropped a really inappropriate reference about Lawrence's back shots to Tasha," she says with a laugh, referring to the shocking, explicit finale scene where her character's ex-boyfriend rebounds with his bank teller. "I was like 'Wow, he made it to the finale! That's cool! This is not the place to show me,
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Catalog From The Beyond: Bones (2001)

  • DailyDead
Growing up in the ’90s, my path to the glory of Pam Grier took an odd route. I was probably about 12 years old watching an HBO First Look for John Carpenter’s Escape From L.A., and they spent what seemed an inordinate amount of time fawning over this woman playing Hershe Las Palmas, the transsexual crime boss formerly known as Carjack Malone. Being a snot-nosed kid, I had no idea who Grier was. Of course, since then I’ve come to know and appreciate her as genre royalty, with a list of credits extending from ’70s blaxploitation film like Coffy and Scream, Blacula, Scream to all sorts of film and television roles spanning five decades. That said, whenever I see or hear mention of Grier, my first thought will be of her bantering in a put-on deep voice to an eye-patched Kurt Russell.

I always knew that I’d want
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Gear Up For Spring With All of the Exciting New Movies Coming to HBO Now in April

  • BuzzSugar
Just in time for Spring, HBO Now and HBO Go are gifting us with some brand-new titles for April that will blow through your living room like a breath of fresh air. From the nonstop laughs of Amy Schumer's Trainwreck to the terrifying dinos of Jurassic World, there are plenty of incredible titles to choose from, so don't miss your opportunity to watch them while you can. Also make sure you check out March's selection before they disappear, plus Hulu's new April movies! Theatrical premieres: April 2: Trainwreck Unrated April 9: Lucy April 11: Inherent Vice April 18: We Are Your Friends April 23: Jurassic World April 27: Dracula Untold April 30: Paper Towns Original programming highlights: April 1: El Hipnotizador April 4: Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures April 7: Animals. April 9: Nothing Left Unsaid: Gloria Vanderbilt & Anderson Cooper April 10: Togetherness April 14: HBO First Look:
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HBO Now February 2016 Guide: Here's What Movies Are Being Added, Plus What's Leaving

  • Movies.com
Every week we bring you a guide to what's hitting DVD/Blu-ray shelves and VOD services. Every month we put together an overall calendar guide, plus we highlight the more obscure releases worth checking out, plus the titles hitting and leaving Netflix. But that's not all! If you subscribe to HBO Now, or are thinking of subscribing, here's what you can expect for the month of September.   New Original Programming: Race: HBO First Look (2/4) Vice: Season 4 Premiere (2/5) Animals.: Season 1 Premiere (2/5) Vinyl: Season 1 Premiere (2/14) Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (2/14) Gonzaga: The March to Madness (2/16) Girls: Season 5 Premiere (2/21) Togetherness: Season 2 Premiere (2/21)   Theatrical...

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HBO Now January 2016 Guide: Here's What Movies Are Being Added, Plus What's Leaving

  • Movies.com
Every week we bring you a guide to what's hitting DVD/Blu-ray shelves and VOD services. Every month we put together an overall calendar guide, plus we highlight the more obscure releases worth checking out, plus the titles hitting and leaving Netflix. But that's not all! If you subscribe to HBO Now, or are thinking of subscribing, here's what you can expect for the month of September. New Original Programming: Ride Along 2: HBO First Look (1/6) J. Cole Forest Hills Drive: Homecoming (1/9) Sesame Street, Season 46 Premiere (1/16) Psi, Season 2 Premiere (1/22) Whitney Cummings: I’m Your Girlfriend (1/23) Theatrical Premieres: The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, 2015 (1/2) Far from the...

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Exodus: Gods And Kings Blu-Ray Review

People often talk about over-hyped and under-hyped films, and with good reason, but when a film strikes you as getting exactly the right amount of hype, it’s rare indeed. This is exactly where Exodus: Gods and Kings seems to fall. It’s a film that seems like it should have gotten more attention, especially considering the cast, and the fact that it was directed by Ridley Scott.

It turns out that the film, while actually quite good, delivers to precisely the level of interest the world seems to have dictated is its due.

A thematically unique spin on this, or any other, biblical telling, Exodus starts us off with Moses (Christian Bale) in the prime of his Egyptian Prince-ish-hood. He’s about to take care of some upstart tribe or other with his “brother” Ramses (Joel Edgerton), and a prophecy kicks off Ramses’ dislike of the man he has
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Exodus: Gods and Kings Blu-ray announced

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment has this week announced the official release information for the Christmas blockbuster Exodus: Gods and Kings. The film, which has grossed over $262 million on its worldwide release, is set to be released in the Us on March 17th on both 2D and 3D Blu-ray.

You can view all technical specs below…

From acclaimed director Ridley Scott (Gladiator, Alien) comes the epic adventure “Exodus: Gods and Kings,” the story of one man’s daring courage to take on the might of an empire. Using state-of-the-art visual effects and 3D immersion, Scott brings new life to the story of the defiant leader Moses (Christian Bale, The Dark Knight Trilogy) as he rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses (Joel Edgerton, Warrior), setting 600,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues.

2D Blu-ray release contents:

Disc 1 – Blu-ray

Exodus: Gods and Kings
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Exodus: Gods And Kings Comes Home March 17th

Exodus: Gods and Kings, Ridley Scott‘s biblical epic, is coming home on March 17th, and it looks to be loaded with some great special features.

Catch the full info below, and mark your calendars for this one.

Visually-Stunning with incredible special effects from Director Ridley Scott on Blu-ray 3D™, Blu-ray™ and DVD March 17 More Than Five Hours of Special Features Available

On The Blu-ray 3D™ Collector’s Edition

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment tells the remarkable epic adventure of Moses in a spectacular display when Exodus: Gods And Kings hits Blu-ray 3D™, Blu-ray™ and DVD March 17. Critically acclaimed performances from a brilliant ensemble cast, including Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, Sigourney Weaver, Aaron Paul and Ben Kingsley, have helped catapult the film to nearly a quarter of a billion dollars in the worldwide box office 1.

From Ridley Scott, the acclaimed director of Gladiator, comes the epic adventure Exodus: Gods And Kings,
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Recap: 'Saturday Night Live' – Cameron Diaz And Mark Ronson/Bruno Mars

  • Hitfix
Recap: 'Saturday Night Live' – Cameron Diaz And Mark Ronson/Bruno Mars
In Cameron Diaz, “Saturday Night Live” has its second consecutive host making an appearance after a lengthy absence. Although Diaz has hosted the show three times before, this is her first time doing so since 2005. Will there be “Annie” sketches? Probably! Will there be a Jamie Foxx and/or Quvenzhané Wallis cameo? Possibly! Will Bruno Mars make an in-sketch appearance in addition to his musical role tonight? Likely! Will this be an exciting episode or one that puts audiences to sleep faster than Thanksgiving dinner? Who knows! As always, I’ll be liveblogging the show in real time, assigning grades to each segment. As always, I’ll remind you that comedy is subjective and the grades don’t have any more power than you allow them to have. As always, a few of you will ignore that last statement and quibble over a “B-“ versus a “B”. It’s cool.
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Recap: 'Saturday Night Live' – Charlize Theron and The Black Keys

  • Hitfix
Recap: 'Saturday Night Live' – Charlize Theron and The Black Keys
While recent host Seth Rogen took nearly five years to return to “Saturday Night Live,” Charlize Theron makes that period look downright short by comparison. Her one and only other hosting gig took place in November 2000, making tonight’s return thirteen and a half years in the making. (To be fair, filming “Aeon Flux” took a lot out of everyone involved with that production, so we can’t fault her too much.) While preferring dramas to comedies in terms of her film choices, Theron does have “A Million Ways To Die In The West” on the way to your local movie theatre. Pairing her with Seth MacFarlane in that film might seem strange, but that’s probably precisely the point. That film sure looks a long way from "Monster" and "North Country." So maybe we’ll see a different performer than the one that graced Studio 8H at the turn of the century.
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Logan gets a bad feeling at a funeral in the latest clip from The Wolverine; plus HBO first look

  • JoBlo
Update: I've also added the HBO First Look from the flick via Coming Soon. It's short but worthy of posting. Aren't feeling too optimistic about The Wolverine, are we? I think deep down inside you guys want this to work but unfortunately what you've seen so far doesn't seem to be doing it for you. I think it's at least worth giving a shot. Hugh Jackman is a fantastic Wolverine, and it's not his fault that the solo character films don't seem to be doing him an justice. But are the...
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Prometheus Blu-ray – First Details

The most anticipated and polarising film of 2012 is coming to Blu-ray later this year and details of the bonus content have been found on Amazon.fr.

Anyone hoping for a significant number of deleted scenes to fill in the film’s many plot holes will be disappointed as there are only 15 minutes worth. But the most exciting thing on the disc may be the inclusion of the first and final draft of the script by Damon Lindelof and Jon Spaihts.

Prometheus began as a straight Alien prequel written by Jon Spaihts until Damon Lindelof conducted a re-write that became the final product. If they do actually include Spaihts’ original draft, it will be fascinating to see how he originally planned to link it to Alien and if it would have actually made a better film.

You also get Ridley Scott providing an audio commentary so it will be very interesting
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The Art of Getting By – Blu-ray review

Blu-ray Review

The Art of Getting By

Directed by: Gavin Wiesen

Cast: Freddie Highmore, Emma Roberts

Running Time: 1 hour 25 min

Rating: PG-13

Due Out: November 29, 2011

Plot: An existential, mopey high school student (Highmore) meets a beautiful girl (Roberts) and starts to show more interest in life.

Who’S It For? Mopey high school students.

Movie:

George (Highmore) is intelligent (we know this because he’s always reading) and rich (though not as rich as some classmates, so that’s supposed to make him relatable) but despite getting the kind of education and chances that many kids dream of, he skips classes, ignores homework, and generally behaves like he’s above it all. One day he starts talking to Sally (Roberts), a beautiful girl who’s doesn’t sound like she’s in high school. She has a laissez-faire attitude about men and sexual relationships that you would expect in a
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New Release: The Art of Getting By DVD and Blu-ray

  • Disc Dish
Release Date: Nov. 29, 2011

Format: DVD and Blu-ray

Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

Emma Roberts and Freddie Highmore ponder the possibilities in The Art of Getting By.

The Art of Getting By is a coming-of-age romantic comedy-drama film starring Emma Roberts (It’s Kind of a Funny Story) and Freddie Highmore (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) set against the backdrop of very beautiful New York City.

The movie spins the tale of George (Highmore), a lonely and fatalistic high school teen who’s made it all the way to his senior year without ever having done a real day of work, and Sally (Roberts), a popular but complicated gal who recognizes in him a kindred spirit. Might there be love in the air? Or maybe just a deep friendship and mutual respect?

Directed by Gavin Wiesen, The Art of Getting By offers a healthy roster of co-stars, including Rita Wilson
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Diabolical Deal: Alien Anthology for $53 on Blu-Ray

Late last year, Fox put out the Alien Anthology Blu-Ray set. The price tag was hefty, especially if you didn’t like the last two films. While you can purchase these individually for $15, you can get this nice box set – which I believe has extras not found on the individual releases – for $53! Click beyond the break for the full details & where to buy it.

Disc 1: Alien

**1979 Theatrical Version

**2003 Director’s Cut with Ridley Scott Introduction

**Audio Commentary by Director Ridley Scott, Writer Dan O’Bannon, Executive Producer Ronald Shusett, Editor Terry Rawlings, Actors Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton and John Hurt

**Audio Commentary (for Theatrical Cut only) by Ridley Scott

**Final Theatrical Isolated Score by Jerry Goldsmith

**Composer’s Original Isolated Score by Jerry Goldsmith

**Deleted and Extended Scenes

**Mu-th-ur Mode Interactive Experience with Weyland-Yutani Datastream

Disc 2: Aliens

**1986 Theatrical Version

**1991 Special Edition with James Cameron
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[Blu-Review] Alien Anthology

Finally, one of the box-sets we’ve all been waiting for! The Alien franchise is one of those series that’s perfect for Blu-Ray. It is a benchmark for the format and you can check out our full review of The Alien Anthology below.

Alien:

How much can one say about the timeless classic sci-fi horror film that hasn’t been said before? Well, very little. This is still Ridley Scott‘s finest film to date and it hasn’t aged a bit. Every beat of tension still lands with a punch, the alien is still one of the best ever to be put on-screen, and it’s atmosphere stays eerie and unsettling throughout.

Alien is the king of the monster movies. Very few horror films can achieve the level of investment Scott and co. did with making you actually care for the ensemble, even outside of Ripley. What
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Win the Alien Anthology on Blu-ray!

Never let it be said that we here at Dread Central don't take care of our readers when it comes to contests. What do we have for you today? "Only" the massive six-disc Blu-ray set known as the Alien Anthology!

All you have to do to win one of the three sets we have to give away is send us an E-mail Here including your Full Name And Mailing Address, and answer this question:

What was the original title of Alien?

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• Star Beast

Sometimes the scariest things come from within. 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment presents one of the most successful and terrifying film franchises of all time when the Alien Anthology debuts on Blu-ray for the first time ever from October 25 internationally and on October 26 in North America. All four Alien films have been reinvigorated for an intense Blu-ray high-definition viewing experience. The release also marks the debut of Mu-th-ur Mode,
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Alien Anthology - Fight Facehuggers Online

You know them. You love them. But you don't want them attaching themselves to your head. Well, maybe you do. You kinky bitches! Time to load up, pack heavy, and start blasting!

Coinciding with this upcoming Tuesday’s release of the Alien Anthology on Blu-ray for the first time ever, join us in the ultimate survival game. Your mission? Shoot the facehugger aliens as they hatch and spring towards you. Rack up a high score. Own the universe! Click here to play the game, and click here for the Alien Anthology interactive desktop.

Alien Anthology Details:

Sometimes the scariest things come from within. 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment presents one of the most successful and terrifying film franchises of all time when the Alien Anthology debuts on Blu-ray for the first time ever from October 25 internationally and on October 26 in North America. All four Alien films have been reinvigorated for
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Alien Anthology Blu-ray Giveaway! Who Wants a Free Copy of This Amazing Box Set

  • Collider.com
We all own far too many DVDs. Nowadays, a lot of us are buying way too many Blu-rays. However, every once in awhile, usually around the holidays, a box set will get released that is just too awesome to pass up. Next week one such release hits retail stores: the Alien Anthology Blu-ray box set. Loaded with over 50 hours of bonus materials and theatrical and special editions of all the Alien movies, the box set is one of the most comprehensive home video releases ever. We got our review copy in the mail today and it’s on a whole other level of awesome. If you’re a fan of the Alien movies, this is a must own release. Granted, it’ll take you the rest of the decade to watch all the special features, but you will feel like you got your money’s worth.

However, while most of
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