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Movie Review – Bad Samaritan (2018)

Bad Samaritan, 2018.

Directed by Dean Devlin.

Starring David Tennant, Kerry Condon, Robert Sheehan, Jacqueline Byers, Lisa Brenner, and Hannah Barefoot.

Synopsis:

Two part-time valet attendants spend their time robbing unsuspecting customers whilst they are busy easy dinner. One night this slick operation comes unstuck when a local businessman pulls up in his Maserati.

Upon first inspection the subject matter and creative force behind this dark and edgy thriller raise questions. Director, writer and producer Dean Devlin established himself in the mid Nineties collaborating with director Roland Emmerich on tent pole movies including Independence Day, Stargate and Godzilla. From then on his projects either theatrically or otherwise have been both entertaining and primarily mainstream. His latest directorial effort however is the equivalent of casting against type, being both inherently dark, morally ambiguous and cinematically challenging.

This might seem like a by the numbers thriller but screenwriter Brandon Boyce is asking us
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The Good In "Bad Samaritan"

Sneak Peek new footage, plus images from "Bad Samaritan", the upcoming crime thriller directed by Dean Devlin, starring David Tennant, Robert Sheehan, Kerry Condon, Jacqueline Byers, Carlito Olivero, and Lisa Brenner, opening May 2018:

"...two car valets at a local restaurant develop a scam to burglarize the houses of the restaurant's customers. 

"Things go smoothly until one robs the wrong customer and discovers a woman being held captive. 

"Afraid of going to prison, he leaves the woman and returns the car to the restaurant. Filled with guilt, he makes a call to the police, who find nothing when they investigate. 

"Now, the valet must endure the wrath of the kidnapper who seeks revenge on him, while trying to find, and rescue the woman he left behind..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Bad Samaritan"...
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"Bad Samaritan"

Sneak Peek new footage, plus images from "Bad Samaritan", the upcoming crime thriller directed by Dean Devlin, starring David Tennant, Robert Sheehan, Kerry Condon, Jacqueline Byers, Carlito Olivero, and Lisa Brenner, opening May 4, 2018:

"...two car valets at a local restaurant develop a scam to burglarize the houses of the restaurant's customers. 

"Things go smoothly until one robs the wrong customer and discovers a woman being held captive. 

"Afraid of going to prison, he leaves the woman and returns the car to the restaurant. Filled with guilt, he makes a call to the police, who find nothing when they investigate. 

"Now, the valet must endure the wrath of the kidnapper who seeks revenge on him, while trying to find, and rescue the woman he left behind..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Bad Samaritan"...
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"Bad Samaritan"

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Sneak Peek new footage, plus images from "Bad Samaritan", the upcoming crime thriller directed by Dean Devlin, starring David Tennant, Robert Sheehan, Kerry Condon, Jacqueline Byers, Carlito Olivero, and Lisa Brenner, opening March 30, 2018:

"...a pair of burglars stumble upon a woman being held captive in a home they intended to rob..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Bad Samaritan"...
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David Tennant & Robert Sheehan in Official Trailer for 'Bad Samaritan'

"We don't have much time!" Electric Entertainment has unveiled the first official trailer for an indie action horror thriller titled Bad Samaritan, the latest film directed by producer/writer Dean Devlin. The film is about a pair of clever young thieves who rob the houses of rich people, but one day one of them winds up at a home where a woman is being held against her will. When he tries to call it in, the police find nothing, and he ends up in the sights of the kidnapper while trying to figure out how to save her. Robert Sheehan stars, along with David Tennant, Carlito Olivero, Kerry Condon, Lisa Brenner, Hannah Barefoot, and Jacqueline Byers. This looks fairly creepy, with Tennant giving a good subdued evil performance. I'm actually interested in seeing this, a slick psychological thriller about a lunatic almost like American Psycho. Here's the first official trailer
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Bad Samaritan Trailer: David Tennant Is the Wrong Man to Mess With

Electric Entertainment has released the first trailer and poster for their upcoming thriller Bad Samaritan, arriving in theaters March 30. This thriller marks the second feature directorial effort for Dean Devlin, who made his directorial debut last year with the big-budget action-thriller Geostorm. Bad Samaritan is quite scaled back in terms of scope, compared to Geostorm, but this intriguing thriller has a unique enough premise that it could make some waves in a crowded spring movie season.

The story centers on a valet named Sean (Robert Sheehan), who, along with his partner Derek (Carlito Olivero), develops a clever scam to burglarize the houses of rich customers. Things go smoothly until he robs the wrong customer (David Tennant), and discovers &#8239a woman being held captive in his home. &#8239 Afraid of going to prison, he leaves the woman there and makes a call to the police, who find nothing when they investigate. Now,
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Movie Review – Dance Baby Dance (2018)

Dance Baby Dance, 2018.

Written and Directed by Stephen Kogon.

Starring Stephen Kogon, Beverley Mitchell, Carlos Alazraqui, Hayley Shukiar, Lisa Brenner, Clare Grant, Isaiah Lucas, Paula Bellamy, Jim O’Heir, and Jim Nowakowski.

Synopsis:

Jimmy has always dreamed of dancing professionally. A passionate tap dancer, life and other responsibilities have continually got in the way of him pursuing his dream over the years. With an open competition offering the chance to join a professional tour, however, Jimmy decides to commit to pursuing his lifelong goal.

Dance Baby Dance is the kind of film that you want to like, you want to enjoy. It promises a classic underdog story set in the world of dance, with a main focus on that perennial favourite tap (and some even in the rain, the poster seems to suggest). Although you can excuse a film treading a well-trodden path in its basic premise – what classic dance
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Women and Hollywood Announces London Trailblazer Awardees & First-Time Female Filmmaker Contest…

Women and Hollywood Announces London Trailblazer Awardees & First-Time Female Filmmaker Contest WinnersTrailblazer Awardee Gurinder Chadha

Women and Hollywood is honored to share the recipients of the Trailblazer Awards, which will be given out during our upcoming 10th Anniversary event in London November 27 at The May Fair Hotel.

The awardees are director Gurinder Chadha (“Viceroy’s House,” “Bend it Like Beckham”), producers Alison Owen (“Harlots,” “Suffragette”) and Elizabeth Karlsen (“Carol,” “Made in Dagenham”), Robert Fox Ltd theater producer Zelda Perkins, BFI London Film Fest director Clare Stewart, and Bechdel Test Fest’s Corrina Antrobus and Simran Hans.

“Women and Hollywood has been highlighting the need for gender equality since before the conversation became mainstream. We are thrilled to be honoring these incredible women, from accomplished producers Alison Owen and Elizabeth Karlsen, to groundbreaking director Gurinder Chadha, to Clare Stewart, the leader of the BFI London Film Festival, as well as next
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More Photos From Bad Samaritan, Which Stars David Tennant, Have Arrived

A few new photos from Bad Samaritan, the upcoming thriller with “Doctor Who” alum David Tennant, have been released and can be seen below. Tennant stars alongside Robert Sheehan, Kerry Condon, Jacqueline Byers, and Lisa Brenner. The film is currently… Continue Reading →

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Marc Maron’s Graduate Speech, Plus New ‘Maron’ On Thursday

TV Picks: Marc Maron is where it’s at on IFC this coming Thursday at 10 Pm.Coming up: Season 3, Episode 2: The Request Marc’s lesbian neighbors ask him to father their child. Meanwhile, Kyle’s relationship with an older woman perplexes Marc.Guest Stars: Whitney Cummings, Andrea Rosen, Anna Konkle, Cameron Esposito and Lisa Brenner.Podcast Guest: Ryan Singer. Directed by Michael Glarum and Sivert Jamin.Meanwhile, gather up that graduate as Marc has some… realistic advice on life.Life Advice for the Class of 2015 – From Marc and MoviesMarc Maron and a montage of movie scenes offer some graduation advice for the Class of […]
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New Criminal Minds Season 10,Episode 15 Official Spoilers,Plotline Revealed By CBS

Recently, CBS delivered the new,official synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "Criminal Minds" episode 15 of season 10. The episode is entitled, "Scream," and it turns out that we're going to see an UnSub that was a witness to abuse, become the newest target of the Bau team, and more. In the new, 15th episode press release: Victims in California are going to have the Bau on the hunt for an UnSub who may have witnessed abuse. Press release number 2: Victims in California will have the Bau searching for an UnSub who may have witnessed abuse as a child. In the meantime, Kate is going to show parental concern when her niece, Meg, makes a date with a friend to meet a boy they met online. Greg Grunberg (@greggrunberg; "Felicity," "Lost") guest stars as Kate's husband, Chris Callahan. Other guest stars feature: Greg Grunberg (Chris Callahan), Brian Poth (Peter Folkmore), Lisa Brenner
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Two Cesar Chavez Trailers Starring Michael Pena

Two Cesar Chavez Trailers Starring Michael Pena
After critically-acclaimed turns in End of Watch, American Hustle and several other supporting roles, Michael Pe&#241a is ready to cement his leading man status in Cesar Chavez. Actor-filmmaker Diego Luna directs this biopic, which shows this activist's struggles as he fought to secure better living wages for farm workers. Rosario Dawson, John Malkovich and America Ferrera round out the cast of this upcoming drama, in theaters March 28.

In Cesar Chavez, director Diego Luna presents a powerful cinematic portrait of the legendary activist. The film stars Michael Pe&#241a (End of Watch, Lionsgate's Academy Award-winning Crash) in the title role, along with America Ferrera (Ugly Betty, End of Watch), Rosario Dawson (Sin City, Seven Pounds) and John Malkovich (In the Line of Fire, Summit Entertainment's Red and Red 2).

Chronicling the birth of a modern American movement, Cesar Chavez tells the story of the famed civil rights leader and
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Episode Recap: CSI: NY - 7.10: "Shop Till You Drop"

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Jo (Sela Ward) takes Mac (Gary Sinise) shopping, which he hates and can't believe he let her talk him into it. Oh admit it, you really wanted to go! Mac notices a pickpocket whom he watches and then chases. Jo can't believe he just did that. She then calls the window display amazing, agreed by the pickpocket, whom she wasn't talking to. Mac still is disinterested until he sees a Db in the display. Mac: "You see why I hate shopping." They process the shop window. Yay Danny (Carmine Giovinazzo) without Lindsay's (Anna Belknap) 'shackles' ha. Someone listened to my plea from last episode, when I said we need to see less of her, Flack (Eddie Cahill) identifies the Vic as Richard grossman (Jeff Roop). The staff liked to call him other names as employees were being fired. Jo comments he "makes our boss look pretty good." Danny: "I wouldn't go that far.
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Frenemy – DVD

DVD Review

Frenemy

Directed by: Gregory Dark

Cast: Matthew Modine, Callum Blue, Adam Baldwin, Lisa Brenner, Zach Galifianakis

Running Time: 1 hr 20 mins

Rating: R

Due Out: December 14, 2010

Plot: Two men wander around Los Angeles after surviving a bank robbery at a porn store while discussing the possibilities of destiny intervening with their traumatic moment.

Who’S It For? People who are dedicated to finishing an entire movie, even if it appears that nothing is happening for a large chunk of it (even if the movie is only seventy-six minutes long).

Movie:

Talk doesn’t have to be cheap. Thousands of films, (especially those by Tarantino, who is idealized here in both conversational topics and soundtrack), can have an audience fully on board just with walking and talking heads discussing anything. From Ingmar Bergman’s three-hour long Scenes From A Marriage to Kevin Smith’s Clerk’s 2, no one has to
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Daytime Stars in Primetime Shows: A Guest Star List

We Love Soaps TV is keeping a running list of soap stars who are guesting on primetime shows. Below is the latest list of stars who will be making guest stints on primetime shows in the coming weeks and months.

December

3 Medium - Kathy Baker

3 CSI: New York - Lisa Brenner

5 Desperate Housewives - Brian Austin Green / John Schneider / Cynthia Watros (recurring roles)

5 CSI: Miami - Jessica Collins

6 Men Of A Certain Age - Josh Wingate

6 Rules Of Engagement - Mitzi Kapture

6 Castle - Jillian Clare

6 Hawaii Five-0 - Peyton List

8 The Defenders - Wings Hauser / Teddy Sears

8 The Whole Truth - Harold Perrineau / Erik Palladino

9 The Vampire Diaries - Bryton James (recurring role)

10 Supernatural - Sebastian Roche

12 Desperate Housewives - Brian Austin Green / John Schneider (recurring roles)

12 The Simpsons - Jon Hamm

12 Brothers & Sisters - Richard Chamberlain

13 Two And A Half Men - Jane Lynch / Valery Ortiz

13 Chase -
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Daytime Stars in Primetime Shows: A Guest Star List

We Love Soaps TV is keeping a running list of soap stars who are guesting on primetime shows. Below is the latest list of stars who will be making guest stints on primetime shows in the coming weeks and months.

November

22 House - Amber Tamblyn (recurring role)

22 Hawaii Five-0 - Colin Egglesfield

23 NCIS - Michael Nouri

23 Glee - Carol Burnett

23 NCIS: Los Angeles - Chris L. McKenna

23 The Good Wife - Scott Porter / Dreama Walker (recurring roles) / Reiko Aylesworth

29 Lie To Me - Michael B. Jordan

30 Glee - John Stamos (recurring role)

30 Life Unexpected - Robin Thomas (recurring role)

December

2 The Vampire Diaries - Bryton James (recurring role)

2 Private Practice - JoBeth Williams

3 Medium - Kathy Baker

3 CSI: New York - Lisa Brenner

5 Desperate Housewives - Brian Austin Green / John Schneider / Cynthia Watros (recurring roles)

5 CSI: Miami - Jessica Collins

6 Rules Of Engagement - Mitzi Kapture

6 Castle - Jillian Clare
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Finding Home

Finding Home
Screened at the Hollywood International Film Festival

The suds are piled high in "Finding Home", a soggy melodrama from Clear Star Pictures about a young woman who takes a trip back to her childhood home in the hope of breaking the hold that her troubling past continues to have on her -- or something like that.

Directed with aching purpose by Lawrence David Foldes from a script he wrote with Grafton S. Harper, the lavish-looking but hackneyed memory play is small-screen fodder at best, but even in that medium there's still the matter of an all-too-deliberate two-hour running time.

Wide-eyed Lisa Brenner is the traveler in question -- a New York exec who's in mid-affair with her smarmy boss (Johnny Messner) when she gets the call that her estranged grandmother (Louise Fletcher in flashbacks) has died.

So Lisa returns to the idyllic bed-and-breakfast situated off the scenic coast of Maine where she grew up until she was abruptly whisked away by her cold, cold mother (Jeannetta Arnette).

Welcomed with open arms by her grandma's warm and nurturing best friend (Genevieve Bujold), Lisa soon discovers that every little sound or object triggers a flood of long-suppressed memories that will ultimately bring her face to face with some life-changing truths.

While Foldes and Harper are busy dredging "On Golden Pond" and "Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood," cinematographer Jeffrey Seckendorf lays on the handsome visual appeal, but when combined with the wispy narration and all those digital collage-filled flashbacks, it ultimately plays like overworked Sirk.

Finding Home

Finding Home
Screened at the Hollywood International Film Festival

The suds are piled high in "Finding Home", a soggy melodrama from Clear Star Pictures about a young woman who takes a trip back to her childhood home in the hope of breaking the hold that her troubling past continues to have on her -- or something like that.

Directed with aching purpose by Lawrence David Foldes from a script he wrote with Grafton S. Harper, the lavish-looking but hackneyed memory play is small-screen fodder at best, but even in that medium there's still the matter of an all-too-deliberate two-hour running time.

Wide-eyed Lisa Brenner is the traveler in question -- a New York exec who's in mid-affair with her smarmy boss (Johnny Messner) when she gets the call that her estranged grandmother (Louise Fletcher in flashbacks) has died.

So Lisa returns to the idyllic bed-and-breakfast situated off the scenic coast of Maine where she grew up until she was abruptly whisked away by her cold, cold mother (Jeannetta Arnette).

Welcomed with open arms by her grandma's warm and nurturing best friend (Genevieve Bujold), Lisa soon discovers that every little sound or object triggers a flood of long-suppressed memories that will ultimately bring her face to face with some life-changing truths.

While Foldes and Harper are busy dredging "On Golden Pond" and "Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood," cinematographer Jeffrey Seckendorf lays on the handsome visual appeal, but when combined with the wispy narration and all those digital collage-filled flashbacks, it ultimately plays like overworked Sirk.

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