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MGM's Lioness, the Epitome of Hollywood Superstardom, Has Her Day on TCM

Joan Crawford Movie Star Joan Crawford movies on TCM: Underrated actress, top star in several of her greatest roles If there was ever a professional who was utterly, completely, wholeheartedly dedicated to her work, Joan Crawford was it. Ambitious, driven, talented, smart, obsessive, calculating, she had whatever it took – and more – to reach the top and stay there. Nearly four decades after her death, Crawford, the star to end all stars, remains one of the iconic performers of the 20th century. Deservedly so, once you choose to bypass the Mommie Dearest inanity and focus on her film work. From the get-go, she was a capable actress; look for the hard-to-find silents The Understanding Heart (1927) and The Taxi Dancer (1927), and check her out in the more easily accessible The Unknown (1927) and Our Dancing Daughters (1928). By the early '30s, Joan Crawford had become a first-rate film actress, far more naturalistic than
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"The Women" turns 75

Anne Marie here to celebrate a personal favorite. There are two ways to enjoy George Cukor’s sparkling comedy, The Women. The most obvious is to thrill in the delights of the best that a 1930s MGM comedy had to offer: an A-List, all-lady cast including Norma Shearer, Rosalind Russell, Joan Fontaine, Paulette Goddard and Joan Crawford; costumes designed by Adrian (with a Technicolor fashion show bonus), and lavish sets, from department stores to nightclubs to Reno, including a bizarrely beautiful bathtub courtesy of Cedric Gibbons. But strip the elegant frivolity away, and you see the true nature The Women: A claws out, teeth bared, no-holds-barred bitchfest.

The Women is social satire aimed squarely at the myth of love in marriage. Neither Clare Boothe Luce (original playwright) nor Anita Loos (who adapted the screenplay) was shy about uncovering the backbiting of upper class socialites. The fights get more vicious
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TV on Tap: TNT Recruits Eion Bailey to "Trooper" Duty, NBC Puts "Chicago Fire" on Full Time Duty and C. Thomas Howell is a "Southland" Regular

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Covert Affairs hunk Eion Bailey has joined the TNT pilot Trooper. He'll play the patrol partner of Mira Sorvino's state trooper character, who we hope also has an allergy to wearing shirts.

Get ready for more Dewey in the next season of Southland, C. Thomas Howell is now a series regular. I hope that means they have some solid plans for the character who, so far, has worked best in limited quantities.

The Big Bang Theory cast Bernadette's mother with Meagen Fay, who has a long resume including Malcolm in the Middle, The Bernie Mac Show and one of my obsessions, the nuclear apocalypse comedy Whoops!.

ABC has found a pal for Rebel Wilson in the comedy pilot Super Fun Night, which follows a group of nerdy friends who promise to make every Friday a "Super Fun Night.
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A Trailer Blows in for Syfy's Ghost Storm

It's been over a year since we've mentioned Ghost Storm, but now the flick is set to premiere on Syfy this Saturday, November 10th, and we finally have a trailer to share!

Crystal Allen of Anaconda III & IV, Carlos Bernard of “24”, Aaron Douglas of “Battlestar Galactica”, and Cindy Busby of the popular Canadian drama “Heartland” star in this supernatural disaster flick written and directed by one of the true kings of Syfy cinema, Paul Ziller, the maker of Loch Ness Terror, Snakehead Terror, Iron Invader, and Stonehenge Apocalypse, amongst many others.

Synopsis:

Sparks fly when angry souls wreak havoc with electrical storms.

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Brandon Routh Lacrosse Picture Crooked Arrows Sells To Strategic Film Partners at Cannes

Strategic Film Partners has acquired international sales rights to the feature film Crooked Arrows starring Brandon Routh (Superman Returns). The film, which depicts the story of an underdog American lacrosse team, was directed by Steve Rash (The Buddy Holly Story, Bring It On 3 & 4) and opens in limited engagements in the U.S. on May 18th, expanding with a wider national and Canadian release on June 1st. The timing of the release is significant as global interest in the sport is at an all time high due to the upcoming 2012 World Championships of the Federation of International Lacrosse in July in Finland.

Crooked Arrowsis the first mainstream lacrosse movie. It pays homage to the fast growing sport.s history by featuring a Native American high school team as the heroic underdogs, who rediscover their spirit when paired with a reluctant coach (Routh). Routh plays the mixed blood son of the nation
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Crooked Arrows Movie Review

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Crooked Arrows Movie Review
Title: Crooked Arrows Director: Steve Rash Starring: Brandon Routh (‘Superman Returns’), Gil Birmingham (‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1′) and Crystal Allen (‘Anacondas III’) Football, baseball and basketball are all popular sports in the United States that unite players and fans alike, but one sport that has been played across America for thousands of years that hasn’t received as much recognition is lacrosse. The new drama ‘Crooked Arrows’ aims to bring lacrosse and Native Americans, neither of which have received tremendous attention in films, to the attention of sports fans and people looking for diversity in movies alike. Despite some common sports film cliches, the movie proves that Native [ Read More ]
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Sci-fi & Horror Red Carpet Party Saturday Night, September 17th, at the Burbank Film Fest!

With the Burbank International Film Festival currently in full swing (it’s running through Sunday, September 18th), filmmaker/genre personality Jeff Rector tipped us off to the Sci-fi & Horror Red Carpet Party he’s hosting in conjunction with the fest tomorrow night, Saturday, September 17th. Read on for information on the genre-studded event honoring the legendary Roger Corman, including how to purchase tickets.

“I am hosting the first ever Night of Science-Fiction, Fantasy & Horror and the Red Carpet After Party,” said Rector of the event, which will take place at Tdj Studios (10815 Burbank Blvd. in North Hollywood) from 10:00 pm to 3:00 am. “We will be honoring legendary filmmaker Roger Corman with the ‘Pioneer Award’ and will have an open bar, full buffet and red carpet with DJ Starlett spinning in the 6,000-square-foot space. There will also be a special performance by Tim Russ ("Star Trek: Voyager") and his band
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Ghost Storm Conditions are a 100% Chance of Reign of Terror

Much to my disappointment, Ghost Storm is not a disaster-horror hybrid about a supernatural storm cloud that rains ghostly ectoplasm which steals the souls of everyone it touches. Or is it?

No, actually, it isn’t. But doesn’t that sound like a perfect pitch for a Syfy flick? As does the actual plot of Ghost Storm, and not surprisingly, since it happens to be a Syfy original movie currently in the works.

An action packed chase led by Hal and Ashley to save the people on this small island from a strange electrical storm which is led by angry souls from a mass suicide looking for revenge.

Electrical storm? Angry souls? Mass suicide? I hope the ending involves a meteorological exorcism involving the use of Kool-Aid because that would be… I shouldn’t be giving stuff like that away for free; gotta save it for my raining ectoplasm flick.
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Exclusive: Femme Fatales: Help Me, Rhonda Clip

Exclusive: Femme Fatales: Help Me, Rhonda Clip
Cinemax will debut an all-new episode of its hit anthology series Femme Fatales this Friday at 11pm. From director Robert Meyer Burnett comes Help Me, Rhonda, which finds the beautiful Camille (Ana Alexander) being held hostage in her own home by a group of intruders (Jules Hartley, Paul Green, Justin Shilton) after her husband's confidential documents. Her only chance for survival may be her clever lover, Rhonda (Crystal Allen) who is hiding in the house. We have an exclusive peek at this seductive new episode, which you can check out in the clip below along with new photos featuring Justin Shilton, Ana Alexander, and Jules Hartley.

Click to watch Exclusive: Camille Discovers the Intruders!

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Femme Fatales episode 1.9, "Help Me, Rhonda" stars Tanit Phoenix, Ana Alexander, Crystal Allen, Paul Green, Jules Hartley, Justin Shilton and is directed by Robert Meyer Burnett.
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6th Annual Star Trek Convention Pictures

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Anacondas: Trail of Blood - DVD Review

If you find a trail of blood and follow it, more than likely it will lead to a cozy armchair and you.ll find a critic in it who has slit his wrists to avoid watching films like this one again. This trail leads down a snake hole alright and its one that you.ll not want to follow. Dr. Amanda Haze (Crystal Allen) is still seeking out the gigantic snakes that her experimentation for billionaire Murdoch (John Rhys-Davies) produced. Another scientist was also working on experiments in the Carpathian Mountains with the repulsive reptiles and has gone missing. Since Murdoch is dying of bone cancer and needs his magic serum to keep slithering he sends in a team
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'Anaconda: Trail[er] of Blood'

Thanks to the guys at WorstPreviews.com, we scooped up the trailer for Anaconda: Trail of Blood, the fourth installment of that snaky series. Directed by Anaconda III director Don E. FauntLeRoy, written by Anaconda III writer David C. Olsen, and starring Anaconda III star Crystal Allen, Anaconda 4 feels more like Anaconda III: Part II than a fourth installment to the franchise kicked off by Jennifer Lopez back in 1997. But we're not really complaining. Olsen's script involves a genetically created Anaconda that has been cut in half but regenerates itself into two giant snakes which means giant snake attacks and bloody madness will ensue. Hit the jump for the trailer and keep an eye out for Anaconda: Trail of Blood attacking DVD...
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Anacondas: Trailer of Blood

You've seen the photos , the package art , now Sony was kind enough to unleash the trailer for Anacondas: Trail of Blood on ShockTillYouDrop.com. This is the fourth installment in the nature-run-amok series that stars Crystal Allen, John Rhys-Davies, Linden Ashby and David Frye. Bit 'o trivia for ya: Don E. FauntLeRoy, the cinematographer of both Jeepers Creepers films, directed this and its predecessor, Anaconda 3: Offspring . Look for Trail on DVD June 2nd.
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Simon Says, slitherin’ snakes and more DVD news

Crispin Glover fans have no doubt been wondering what happened to Simon Says, the indie slasher opus starring the eccentric actor as homicidal twins, which was made nearly three years ago and has only made a few festival appearances in North America since. Well, the wait is finally over.

Lionsgate Home Entertainment will release the William Dear-written/directed flick on DVD June 23. The cast also includes From Within’s Margo Harshman and Kelly Blatz, Greg Cipes, Carrie Finklea, Kelly Vitz, Artie Baxter, veteran actor Bruce Glover and Gossip Girl’s Blake Lively along with her siblings Lori and Robyn and their father Ernie, and the disc will contain a widescreen transfer with Dolby Digital 5.1 sound, a filmmaker audio commentary and possibly other extras. Retail price is $26.98.

Genius Products will give Sea Beast, the latest Sci Fi Channel creature feature from Snakehead Terror and Yeti director Paul Ziller, its DVDebut
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Full Package Art for Anacondas: Trail of Blood

How fast can you run...to the nearest video store on June 2nd for Anacondas: Trail of Blood ? Sony Pictures Home Entertainment sent over the full package art for the fourth chapter in its horror-adventure series. As you can see, the cover harks back to the one-sheet to 1997 where it all began, when J. Lo and Ice Cube did battle with a giant snake and you're devoted writer sat in the theater on opening night to watch it all go down. Sheesh, what a sucker. This time, you'll follow Crystal Allen and John Rhys-Davies deep into the jungle for more mayhem. For a full photo gallery click here .
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Sony Announces Fourth Anaconda DVD

Need your fix of adventure and giant CGI snakes? Anacondas: Trail of Blood is making its DVD debut on June 2nd. In this follow-up to Anaconda: Offspring a dying mogul hires a doctor to harvest a fresh supply of blood orchids and experiment with the regenerative nectar on a baby snake. The offspring grows monstrous in size and appetite and becomes seemingly invincible, sliding through explosions and gunfire only to regenerate and prey insatiably on anything in its path. Crystal Allen, John Rhys-Davies and Linden Ashby star. Also on June 2nd, look for the Blu-Ray debut of the original Anaconda starring Jennifer Lopez. Special features have yet to be announced.
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Splinter, Anaconda 4 and more monsters on Sci Fi

The Sci Fi Channel has slated Toby WilkinsSplinter (pictured) for a broadcast premiere on Saturday, February 14 at 9 p.m. There will be a repeat showing the following night at 7 p.m.

The superior indie monster flick (see our review here) was briefly released theatrically last fall under the Magnet banner by Magnolia Pictures, which initially announced a DVDebut for this month; it’ll now hit disc later this spring. Splinter is just one of several creature features hitting Sci Fi in the next couple of months; also on tap is Anaconda 4: Trail Of Blood, showing on Saturday, Feb. 28 at 9 p.m. and 1 a.m. The fourth in the killer-snake franchise was shot back to back with last year’s Anacondas III, with director Don E. FauntLeroy and stars Crystal Allen and John Rhys-Davies returning (but not, sadly, David Hasselhoff). Another sequel (sort of), Planet Raptor a.k.a.
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Anaconda III DVD Box Art

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Sony just released this brand new dvd artwork for the upcoming horror film “Anaconda III” by director Don E. FauntLeRoy (Anaconda 4: Trail of Blood, Fastpitch) and starring Crystal Allen (Divas of Novella), John Rhys-Davies (In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale), Patrick Regis, Anthony Green and David Hasselhoff (Knight Rider, Dodgeball) as Hammett. Synopsis: In this third installment, A mercenary for hire played by David Hasselhof accepts a mission from a billionaire to capture a dangerous snake that could possibly be the cure to a terminal illness. Stay tuned to Toxic Shock TV for the latest “Anaconda III” movie news and more.
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Direct-to-dvd Showdown: Anaconda 3 vs. Cyborg Soldier vs. Kill Switch

The Match-up Anaconda 3 Cyborg Soldier Kill Switch Adversary Giant snakes Genetically-engineered super soldier Serial killer Has-been anchor David Hasselhoff Tiffani Thiessen Steven Seagal Has-been support John Rhys-Davies Bruce Greenwood Isaac Hayes Who got fat The snakes Tiffani Thiessen Steven Seagal Hot chick Crystal Allen Tiffani Thiessen Some naked Russian girl at the end Location Nondescript Eastern Europe Small-town America Memphis, Tennessee Run time 91 minutes 84 minutes 96 minutes Rating R for bloody violence R for violence R for strong, brutal violence, language and ...
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Anconda 3 DVD Clips & Art

Sony is releasing Anaconda 3 on DVD tomorrow and a whole slew of new clips are up over on TerrorFeed. The film stars David Hasselhoff for those who didnt know. Checkout the dvd art below.  The giant anacondas are back in the next chapter in the thrilling series, starring David Hasselhoff as Hammett, the ruthless mercenary and snake slayer.   In a secret research facility, two mega snakes are undergoing testing by a brilliant scientist, Amanda (Crystal Allen). But when the financier, Murdoch (John Rhys-Davies), pushes the experiments too far, the snakes escape, hungry and head...
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