Mark Cuban, Ann Coulter join cast of “Sharknado 3″

Mark Cuban, Ann Coulter join cast of "Sharknado 3"

Dallas Mavericks owner and Shark Tank “shark” Mark Cuban will be tackling sharks of a different sort when he appears as the President of the United States in Syfy’s Sharknado 3, the third installment of the network’s delightfully awful original movie series. Along with this announcement, Syfy also put shivers down liberals’ spines by saying conservative political commentator and author Ann Coulter will be joining Cuban in her role as Vice President.                 Previously announced cameos in Sharknado 3 include Bo Derek as May, the mother of April (Tara Reid); Jerry Springer, appearing as Mr. White, a manic tourist; … Continue reading

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On Demand DVD New Releases March 2-8

On Demand DVD New Releases March 2-8

On Demand DVD New Releases March 2-8 Faults To help their daughter escape an evil cult, two parents recruit an expert to kidnap and deprogram her. In a shocking twist, he learns the cult is more powerful than could be imagined. Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Leland Orser  3/6 Same day as theatrical release Foxcatcher (pictured above) John du Pont (played by an almost unrecognizable Steve Carell) is craving the chance to craft his legacy. He creates an amazing wrestling facility and recruits Mark Schultz to move to his ranch. Soon after, Mark’s brother Dave joins him to help lead the Olympic … Continue reading

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Go behind the scenes of NGC’s “Killing Jesus”

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I am seated near a bank of monitors in a maze-like casbah in Tamnougalt, a 400-year-old village in Morocco’s Draa River valley. Actors, crew members and locals mill about in cool, cramped hallways with rocky floors, clay walls and a tightly thatched ceiling that, now and then, releases a shower of dust that coats our hair and teeth. Flies and feral cats are omnipresent. And we’re all in the presence of Jesus. Actually, it’s my first day visiting the sets of National Geographic Channel’s Killing Jesus, its most ambitious film project to date and the third of the network’s films … Continue reading

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Production beginning soon on new Pee-wee Herman movie for Netflix

Production beginning soon on new Pee-wee Herman movie for Netflix

Thirty years after Pee-wee’s Big Adventure first hit theaters, Judd Apatow and Paul Reubens will be producing Pee-wee’s Big Holiday, a new movie starring the beloved Pee-wee Herman character portrayed by Reubens, with production scheduled to begin next month. John Lee (Broad City, Inside Amy Schumer) will make his feature-film directorial debut with the project, which was co-written by Reubens and Paul Rust (Comedy Bang! Bang!, Arrested Development). The film will premiere exclusively on Netflix in all of its territories (no premiere date announced yet). According to a Netflix release, in Pee-wee’s Big Holiday, “a fateful meeting with a mysterious stranger inspires Pee-wee Herman to take his … Continue reading

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On Demand DVD New Releases Feb. 23-March 1

On Demand DVD New Releases Feb. 23-March 1

On Demand DVD New Releases Feb. 23-March 1 Beyond the Lights This is the story of Noni, the music world’s latest superstar. The pressures of fame have Noni on the edge — until she meets Kaz Nicol, a young cop who has been assigned to her detail. Gugu Mbatha-raw, Nate Parker, Minnie Driver  (PG-13, 1:56) Oscar nominee for Best Original Song. 2/24 Big Hero 6 When a tragic accident fells Hiro’s big brother Tadashi, he finds himself searching for answers. It will take joining forces with Tadashi’s friends and his creation, the lovable inflatable robot Baymax, to restore peace. Voices of Ryan Potter, … Continue reading

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NGC’s Killing Jesus gets premiere date. See the trailer and our exclusive first-look photo!

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National Geographic Channel has announced that its epic three-hour movie event Killing Jesus, based on the 2013 New York Times best-seller by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard, will premiere on Palm Sunday, March 29, at 8pm ET/PT. Killing Jesus will also be broadcast in 45 languages across 171 countries and in Spanish on Nat Geo Mundo. The film marks the third collaboration between NGC, Ridley Scott’s Scott Free Productions and co-executive producer Bill O’Reilly. The trio’s other film projects, 2013’s Emmy-nominated Killing Kennedy and Emmy-nominated Killing Lincoln, represent the two most-watched programs in the network’s history. Both book and film offer an examination of Jesus’ life and death … Continue reading

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VOD Spotlight: The Theory of Everything

VOD Spotlight: The Theory of Everything

“For any actor, playing Stephen Hawking was going to be intimidating,” admits The Theory of Everything screenwriter and producer Anthony McCarten. “My script called for an actor who could show the audience a man evolving over 25 years, going from being fully functional to having the use of only a few muscles — mainly one hand and some limited facial movement — and having his voice be superseded by a machine’s.” The challenge of the physical demands required to play Stephen Hawking loomed large for Eddie Redmayne, who was cast in the role.  Accordingly, Redmayne parsed even the smallest details … Continue reading

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VOD Spotlight: Dumb and Dumber To

VOD Spotlight: Dumb and Dumber To

Before there was Dumb and Dumber To, there was Dumb and Dumber. The 1994 release of Dumb and Dumber is unique in movie history: Having earned almost $250 million worldwide, it is a bona fide box-office hit; yet, it is still often referred to as a “cult classic.” As the comedy became a staple of home entertainment collections and a weekly presence on cable television, it retained fans from its original theatrical release while simultaneously garnering another generation of fans who couldn’t get enough of the quotable lines and best friendship they found within the story of two simpletons on a … Continue reading

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On Demand DVD New Releases Feb. 16-22

On Demand DVD New Releases Feb. 16-22

On Demand DVD New Releases Feb. 16-22 All the Wilderness On the verge of being sent away to school, a rebellious teen parties across Portland’s underground music scene. Danny DeVito, Virginia Madsen Kodi Smit-McPhee (NR, 1:16) 2/19 Available same day as theatrical release. The Better Angels From producer Terrence Malick, a visually stunning illumination of the little-known childhood years of Abraham Lincoln and the women who molded him into one of the most revered men in American history. Jason Clarke, Diane Kruger (PG, 1:34) 2/17 Pre-DVD release Dumb and Dumber To It’s been 20 years since Lloyd Christmas and Harry Dunne had their last adventure. But … Continue reading

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On Demand DVD New Releases Feb. 9-15

On Demand DVD New Releases Feb. 9-15

On Demand DVD New Releases Feb. 9-15 Accidental Love Alice’s perfect life is turned upside down when a freak accident leaves a nail lodged in her head, causing erratic behavior. Caught in a love triangle, will Alice listen to her head or her heart? Jake Gyllenhaal, Jessica Biel (PG-13, 1:38)  2/10 Pre-theatrical release Addicted Zoe has the perfect life with husband Jason. What happens when that perfect life gets shattered because of Zoe’s unshakeable addiction to the temptations that are placed in her path? Risking it all for the pleasures of life can have devastating consequences. Sharon Leal, Boris Kodjoe, William … Continue reading

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