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Bill Murray (pictured below, with some famous friends) headlines a hilarious holiday special to highlight a fun December on Netflix. Here is what’s new on Netflix December 2015, as well as movies that are ending their streaming on Netflix in December. NEW ON NETFLIX DECEMBER 2015 NETFLIX ORIGINALS I’m Brent Morin — Available Dec. 1 A Very Murray Christmas — Available Dec. 4. Bill Murray stars in a hilarious holiday special cowritten by himself, Sofia Coppola (who also directs, and who directed Murray to a Best Actor Oscar nomination in Lost in Translation) and Mitch Glazer. It’s an homage to the classic variety show, with … Continue reading
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer — Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015 at 8pm ET/PT on CBS. In 2015, the classic 1964 Rankin-Bass stop-motion animation special Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer airs on Tuesday, Dec. 1, at 8pm ET/PT on CBS. RELATED: CHANNEL GUIDE’S HOLIDAY PROGRAMMING GUIDE (Description below from CBS) The special, narrated by Burl Ives, who is also heard as the voice of Sam the Snowman, is a musical story based on the popular song of the same title by Johnny Marks. It recounts the tale of a shy reindeer whose Christmas spirit is dampened because his shiny nose has made him … Continue reading
The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has long been shrouded in secrecy and controversy, with much of what average people know about it gleaned from probably-not-entirely-accurate movies and TV shows. In recent years, concerns about the government spying not only on our enemies but also on our allies — and even on citizens — have put groups like the CIA into the spotlight more and more. The new Showtime documentary Spymasters — CIA in the Crosshairs looks to shed further light on the organization. The film, narrated by Homeland star Mandy Patinkin, was written by Chris Whipple, who also wrote the … Continue reading
“Racing Extinction is required viewing for all citizens of the world,” said John Hoffman, executive vice president of Discovery Channel’s Documentaries and Specials division. The quote at first seemed like typical press-release hyperbole, but upon viewing the film, I have to agree. No matter what your political biases may be toward topics such as climate change, hunting endangered animals, destruction of natural habitats or other environmental issues, Racing Extinction should engage you with its sobering, at times bleak, look at the devastation facing our planet. It seems that in the “race” against extinction — not only the extinction of other … Continue reading
Last night’s episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live drew its fourth-biggest ever Monday night audience (3.291 million Total Viewers; 1.058 million Adults 18-49) with the cast of Star Wars: The Force Awakens (gotta love Disney/ABC corporate synergy!). Jimmy welcomed director J.J. Abrams, along with stars Harrison Ford (who tearfully settled his “feud” with Chewbacca to the tune of Adele’s “Hello”), Carrie Fisher, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega and R2D2. Jimmy Kimmel Live: The Star Wars Special will re-air in primetime on Wednesday, Nov. 25, at 10pm ET on ABC. Along with Ford and Chewbacca reuniting, other highlights included previous Jimmy Kimmel guest 7-year-old Arden Hayes besting the Force Awakens cast … Continue reading
I received a video clip last week from Destination America that the network billed as the “most boring screener ever” (DA must not know just what kind of screeners I get; if they think this is the most boring screener I’ve ever received, they clearly haven’t seen the likes of Truth Be Told). Anyway, the screener was a one-hour preview of Destination America’s five-hour Thanksgiving Day special, Railroad Alaska: Real Time Train Ride. It’s an ambient video akin to something like the seasonal Yule Log special. Destination America, in fact, also asks in its release, “Is the yule log too exciting for … Continue reading
In the United States, you can watch live coverage of El Clasico — Barcelona vs. Real Madrid — on beIN Sports and beIN Sports en Español on Saturday, Nov. 21, at 12pm ET. A special pre-show, The Express Preview, will air at 11am ET, and the match will be followed by a post-game show at 2:15pm ET. The match will also be streamed on beIN Sports Connect USA (authentication required by your TV provider). Although Barcelona’s Lionel Messi has returned to training following an injury, Barca manager Luis Enrique has said the star will be a match-time decision whether or not … Continue reading
Legendary actress Maureen O’Hara passed away Oct. 24 at the age of 95. To remember her illustrious film career, Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will remember O’Hara on Nov. 20 with a 24-hour film tribute featuring many of her most memorable roles. TCM Remembers Maureen O’Hara — Friday, Nov. 20 (All Times Eastern) 6am: Jamaica Inn (1939) – A young woman on the British coast stumbles onto a ring of bloodthirsty scavengers. 7:45am: The Deadly Companions (1961) – To make amends for killing a man, a Civil War veteran accompanies his corpse through dangerous territory. 9:30am: Spencer’s Mountain (1963) – A … Continue reading
After 22 years, The Soup — a staple on E! spanning its years as Talk Soup under Greg Kinnear (1991-95), John Henson (1995-99), Hal Sparks (1999-2000) and Aisha Tyler (2001-02), and then under Joel McHale as The Soup starting in 2004 — will be ending. E! announced today that the final episode of The Soup will air Dec. 18 at 10pm ET/PT. “We are incredibly proud of the long-running success of ‘The Soup,” said Jeff Olde, EVP of Programming & Development for E! “‘The Soup’ has delivered countless laughs and unforgettable episodes, and we are grateful to the talented team’s fearless wit and clever approach week after week. … Continue reading
Even the casual viewer of UFC, and people who may not have even ever watched a fight (like myself), where shocked and intrigued upon hearing of Holly Holm’s surprising and crushing defeat of Ronda Rousey for the women’s bantamweight title this past Saturday at UFC 193, ending Rousey’s three-year reign as champ. In the wake of this, there are perhaps some who want to know more about Holly Holm, and AXS TV is aiming to help them by devoting this Friday’s episode of its series Inside MMA to the new UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion. The episode, called Inside MMA Special Edition: Holly Holm, … Continue reading