Best TV Shows to See in October: 'Curb,' Tracy Morgan and 'The Walking Dead'

If we had to look for a theme for this month's TV offerings, we might go with: Chaos Reigns. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend promises to devote its third season to a revenge plot; the one-man disruptive force known as Larry David resuscitates his antisocial HBO masterpiece Curb Your Enthusiasm; Fox's new superhero show The Gifted features mutants on the run from government-sanctioned extermination; Riverdale is back with more warped Archie sex and violence; and The Walking Dead returns with both hungry "walkers" and all-out war. All this, and brand new Dynasty remake.
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Tom Brady Talks About His Mom’s Illness: ‘She’s Been Through a Lot’

Tom Brady Talks About His Mom’s Illness: ‘She’s Been Through a Lot’
Tom Brady was particularly happy to have one fan in the crowd on Super Bowl Sunday: his mom, Galynn.

On Sunday, Brady was at the helm as the New England Patriots defeated the Atlanta Falcons 34-28 in overtime after trailing 28-3 until the third quarter. Among those there to support him were his wife Gisele Bündchen and his parents. Galynn has been having radiation and chemotherapy to treat a type cancer for the last 18 months and had not attended a game all season.

“She’s been though a lot. Way harder than what I went through last night,” Brady said
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Khloé Kardashian Lashes Out at Critics Saying She Should Be 'Helping Her Husband' After Lamar Odom's Reported Airplane Incident

Khloé Kardashian Lashes Out at Critics Saying She Should Be 'Helping Her Husband' After Lamar Odom's Reported Airplane Incident
Amid a flurry of reports concerning Lamar Odom's worrying behavior, Khloé Kardashian is taking to Twitter to address the news. The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star, 32, tweeted a sad emoji Tuesday morning after news broke that her estranged husband, who has been in recovery from a near-fatal overdose since October, was spotted near a Los Angeles strip club on Monday before being reportedly escorted off a plane en route to New York City. (According to TMZ, Odom threw up both in the galley and in the plane bathroom. Representatives for Delta had no comment when reached by People,
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Church Of England Says Ad In Front Of ‘Star Wars’ Refused By Exhibs; Does Religion Have A Place In Cinema Advertising?

Church Of England Says Ad In Front Of ‘Star Wars’ Refused By Exhibs; Does Religion Have A Place In Cinema Advertising?
The Church of England has come out swinging against major UK cinema chains and Digital Cinema Media, which handles most of the country's movie advertising. At issue: The church says it had planned to buy screen time for a 60-second commercial to run ahead of Star Wars: The Force Awakens beginning December 18 in UK movie houses. The ad, a trailer for its new Just Pray website that features the Lord’s Prayer, was given clearance by the Cinema Advertising Authority and the…
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Cinemas turn down religious advert by Jennie Kermode - 2015-11-22 13:11:45

People at prayer in the controversial advert

Digital Cinema Media (Dcm), the organisation which represents large cinema chains including Vue and Cineworld, has refused to show an advert which promotes the Church of England and its new website, Just Pray. The advert, which was due to be shown befoe Star Wars: The Force Awakens, features assorted individuals and groups of people reciting parts of the Lord's Prayer.

The Church has objected to the rejection of the advert, saying "In one way the decision of the cinemas is just plain silly but the fact that they have insisted upon it makes it rather chilling in terms of limiting free speech."

Dcm says that the decision is a matter of policy and that t will not show adverts which relate to people's personal beliefs, "specifically those related to politics or religion." It denied accusations that it is attacking Chrstianity, saying "in this regard,
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Fantasia 2015: ‘The Reflecting Skin’ a gothic masterpiece that is criminally overlooked

The Reflecting Skin

Directed by Philip Ridley

Written by Philip Ridley

1990, USA

The Reflecting Skin is not your average vampire movie. I’m not even sure if it is a vampire movie, nor am I sure the movie knows what it wants to be. Although, most people easily label it a psychological horror film, The Reflecting Skin is not a film that is easily pigeonholed. It appears to be a film about the trauma of growing up and more importantly, growing up with a dysfunctional family that is haunted by their past. And it’s all told in a series of twisted events.

This independent feature was the directorial debut of Philip Ridley, a British painter-illustrator-novelist who had supplied the script to Peter Medek’s mesmerizing 1990 gangster film The Krays. The Reflecting Skin was celebrated as one of the unique films of its year and received a good deal of favorable reviews.
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A Look Back At: The Reef (2010)

Author’s Note: Dedicated to my editor, Jerry Smith. A fellow sufferer of Selachophobia and all around Thalassophobe. This one is for you.

The Reef presents quite the conundrum when contemplating how much praise to heep upon it. Here we have what is essentially an Open Water ripoff (or send up or homage, you choose) by Australian director / screenwriter Andrew Traucki. Traucki is the man responsible for 2007′s Black Water (and the upcoming The Jungle), itself inspired by Open Water. Concluding, The Reef rips off Open Water and its own director’s Black Water, itself a ripoff of Open Water (of which all three films are allegedly based on true stories). Still with me? Hence the conundrum. Do I reward a film with considerable amounts of accolades when it so blatantly cannibalizes another film, not to mention the same director’s previous film? Well as it turns out, when the
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Lord Almighty: The 5 Best Depictions of God in Movies

Once, in the 90s, it was told unto us that God was one of us, just a slob like one of us, trying to make his way home. The all knowing, all seeing, all feeling creator of everything and anything in the universe could take on many forms, and he typically has throughout the many channels of pop culture. But it’s hard to find a good version of God in movies – for good reason. It’s a part that many might not want to take; God is, after all, the ultimate role. It doesn’t get much bigger than that. How do you embody a deity, the most important figure in a vast amount of people’s lives, and a part they’ve already casted in their minds while daydreaming in church pews from an early age? You get around it, and you get creative. Sometimes, you don’t even have to be on screen. Just pray
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Tiffani Thiessen Turns 40 -- See More Ladies of the '90s!

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Kelly Kapowski is all grown up! Tiffani Thiessen, who's celebrating her 40th birthday today, is still the spitting image of the bubbly cheerleader from "Saved By the Bell." The brunette beauty caught her big break at the age of 15, landing the life-changing role on the hit NBC series. After starring on the high school sitcom from 1989-1994, Tiffani went on to play Valerie Malone on "90210" from 1994-2000 and currently stars on "White Collar" as Elizabeth Burke.  In 2005, she started her own production company, Tit 4 Tat Productions. The company's first project was also Thiessen's directorial debut: a short film called, "Just Pray."The actress is now happily married to Brady Smith and has a beautiful 3-year-old daughter named Harper.Tiffani wasn't the only star to steal the hearts of teenage boys in the '90s -- click "Launch Gallery" above to see her "Saved By the Bell" costar Elizabeth Berkley, along with Jessica Biel,
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The dream girl turns a year older

The dream girl turns a year older
Today is a big day for the ever-beautiful Hema Malini. She turns a year older. 65, if we must know.

"Incredible how time flies, no? It seems like just yesterday when my daughters Esha and Ahana were born. Now they are all grown up and with life companions... But I must say I am very lucky with my sons-in-law," Hema exults with an inner happiness.

Interestingly, the younger daughter Ahana is yet to be married to her fiance.

"So what?" counters the birthday girl. "My younger daughter's life companion is as good as my son-in-law. I must say I've been very lucky in finding the right partners for my daughters."

Hemaji brings in her birthday with just the family. "That's the way I like it. This year it's Esha, Ahana and my two sons-in-law. Dharamji is shooting in Chandigarh. But he said he'd try to be here in Mumbai in time for my birthday.
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DVD Review - No One Lives (2013)

No One Lives, 2012.

Directed by Ryûhei Kitamura.

Starring Luke Evans, Gary Grubbs, Adelaide Clemens, Lee Tergesen, Derek Magyar, America Olivo, and Beau Knapp.


A gang of ruthless highway killers kidnap a wealthy couple traveling cross country only to shockingly discover that things are not what they seem.

Cult Japanese director Ryûhei Kitamura is known for making some of the most action packed, violent and blood soaked world cinema since the turn of the century, with the standout on his CV (and one of my favourite movies) being Versus, a crazy story of criminals vs the undead, fighting a centuries old recurring battle in a forest of resurrection, it’s utterly ridiculous but completely brilliant too . In 2008, Kitamura made his first English language movie with the U.S horror, Midnight Meat Train, an adaptation of a Clive Barker short. While it was nothing special on the horror scene (many people
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EA Making 'Star Wars' Games: 5 Reasons That's Great (And 5 Reasons It's Not)

We've had a day to digest the news that EA now has the exclusive rights to make games based on the "Star Wars" universe, and that they've, in turn, tapped Visceral and Dice to make new titles with all-new story and gameplay (with BioWare doing... something).

And predictably, we all groaned and fretted about what this would mean for the gaming future of our beloved franchise--"how badly will EA mess this up," we asked. Honestly, though, I'm looking forward to whatever comes out of EA, good or bad. For all their less-than-savory business practices, they've made a habit of assembling great studios and allowing interesting ideas to germinate in them (even if that means we bafflingly have three "Army of Two" games.

So after the jump, check out five reasons to look forward to EA's taking over "Star Wars" along with five reasons to keep that excitement in check.
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Special Feature: Subhash K Jha shares memories of Abhishek Bachchan on his birthday!

Today, as Abhishek Bachchan grows a year older and pretends to be much older than he really is, I think back to the day almost two years in April 2011 when he came to my home in Patna. At around 6 pm when Abhishek taken off his shoes and had plonked himself comfortably on the floor in our house and we were all bitching about the whole industry, a neatly dressed man walked straight in and requested for a picture.I presumed he was part of Abhishek’s extended entourage of security guards, publicity co-ordinators and photographers. It turned out to be a man from the street who had slipped past the tight security,walked confidently up the four flights of stairs to our top floor, got his picture and walked out.

By this time the crowd that was around 500-people strong when Abhishek had arrive at 5.30 pm had swollen to approximately
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DVD Review: Golgo 13 Always Hits Its Tiny Mark

(The ultimate genre hero for NRA-nerds returns...) Meet Duke Togo aka. Golgo 13. A man so macho, it fucking took both Ken Katakura and Sonny Chiba to portray him in the live-action movies. He is James Bond without a conscience, without a boss, and without witty repartee. The only man in fiction able to stare down Chuck Norris, allegedly. A private assassin whose sole hobbies concern guns and hookers, and who really doesn't give a shit what you think about that. He's no hero, not even an anti-hero. Golgo 13 just is, and the world doesn't seem to be the better for it. Give him a target and three million dollars, and you need to look for another target. Just pray someone else doesn't hire...
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Gossip Girl Review: Despicably High-Brow

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"Maybe you've been so busy worried about what everyone thinks that you forgot who you actually are. Which is a shame, because you should see what I see." - Dan

It's all about appearances, right? This week's Gossip Girl was all about the upper crust of the Ues behaving badly - despicably if you will - in the name of getting what they want, for the sake of their respective reputations.

Meanwhile, the Humphrey men struggled to make sense of it all.

In a sense, "Despicable B" was like old times on Gossip Girl, with various stories of social scheming, though certain characters have arguably lost their way to the point where their actions cease to be believable.

Blair clearly has lost her way, somewhere between being traded for a hotel and selling out for a tiara. At least she admits as much, and has perhaps realizes at last that
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Actually Having Super Powers Wouldn't Be Nearly As Fun As 'Chronicle'

What would high school kids do with super powers? The answer "Chronicle" gives is that they'd just screw around, and that, for the most part, is very true.

Not everyone who gets the ability to fly or super strength is going to go around saving the world. Quite frankly, most people wouldn't do anything spectacular at all if they could sling web all of the sudden. Most people would slightly alter the life they're currently living. Superheroing is just too much work.

Here is what normal folks would do with the abilities of five famous heroes!


Just pray that you have control over those things. You should have enough time to master the reflex that sends your adamantium claws shooting out since you're going to live, you know, forever. But those first few weeks aren't going to be pretty, so be careful where you point those things. Once you get the hang of them,
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Stacy Francis Talks X Factor: Astro's Tantrum, 'Purple Rain,' and That Tom Cruise 'Connection'

Stacy Francis brought drama to The X Factor stage right from her audition — a tear streaked rendition of “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” — all the way to her final moments on the stage (a tense judges’ vote on whether to cut her, or petulant rapper Astro). TVLine caught up with Season 1′s 10th place finisher to ask her about controversy over the way her backstory was presented on the show, her personal take on the right time to go for a glory note, and whether or not she thinks she’s cut out to be a pop star.
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Gossip Girl Review: Rhodes to Nowhere

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For a fleeting moment tonight, it looked like after six months of raspy-voiced lies, ulterior motives, convoluted story lines and plot twists, Ivy's deception would finally reach critical mass on Gossip Girl.

Not the case.

Instead of being exposed for the Wt wannabe impostor she is, Charlie/Ivy (known to some TV Fanatic staffers as Chivy) somehow slithered out of her biggest jam yet, and came out smelling like roses. Ugh.

It's never a good sign when you find yourself cracking a smile at a scene meant to be deathly serious, but that's where I found myself as she defended herself against Max's "lies" with Carol's help.

I could spend hours ranting about the screen time Chivy takes up with relatively little advancement of the storyline, and surely some of you will in the comments. So I'll try to focus on the positives:

"Rhodes to Perdition" is the night she became a Rhodes,
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Fashion Statement: Remembering Elizabeth Taylor

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Fashion Tribute

Elizabeth Taylor died on Wednesday. And thus, despite it being rather sunny and nice outside the walls of Guardian HQ, our world became a greyer place. Such an event requires a fitting tribute, so we decided to compile a list of our favourite things about Liz:

1. She didn't give a hoot about society's expectations and was famously married eight times to seven men. The first was when she was just 18, to Conrad Hilton (Paris Hilton's great uncle), but the relationship lasted only a year. Her most significant relationship, however, was with Richard Burton - the love of her life whom she married (and divorced) twice. She liked her men rich, passionate and wild. "Marriage is an institution", she said, and for her,
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PS3 Review: Bulletstorm

Bulletstorm is a game with some fairly low ambitions, simply to return to the easy-going, unpretentious fun of the shooters of old, such as Serious Sam and basically every Duke Nukem game ever made. In this world, where ammo quantities aren’t so much a concern as how many baddies you can kick in the face, Epic Games and People Can Fly have certainly achieved their dream.

Taking place in the 26th century, Bulletstorm has you play Grayson Hunt, a space pirate who works for a secret Black Ops force called Dead Echo, who are tasked with protecting the Confederation of Planets from all manner of chaos that inevitably ensues. However, having been double-crossed by the treacherous General Serrano – who informs him, in fact, that Dead Echo aren’t really that nice after all – Grayson plots revenge alongside his cyborg teammate Ishi, while trying to escape the planet they have crash-landed on,
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