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With a pro wrestling name like Gunner, it’s not hard to picture Chad Lail in a movie titled Navy SEALs vs. Zombies. The former TNA Impact Wrestling star plays Carl in the action horror thriller, out Tuesday, Oct. 6 on Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand. In Navy SEALs vs. Zombies, the SEALs go in for a rescue mission to save the vice president after the U.S. government loses contact with him. When they arrive, they find out their enemy is of the flesh eating, undead variety. “When I got the audition call as soon as I read the lines, I understood … Continue reading
On Demand DVD New Releases Oct. 5-11 Insidious: Chapter 3 The origin story to this spooky saga comes to life in this new film. Quinn Brenner tries to contact her mother, who has passed away. Opening the door to her mother will also open the door to other spirits, some of which aren’t friendly at all. Dermot Mulroney, Stefanie Scott, Lin Shaye (PG-13, 1:37) 10/6 (With bonus Q&A) Magic Mike XXL (pictured) It’s been three years since Mike walked away from life as a stripper. Now he joins the remaining members of the Kings of Tampa to travel to a … Continue reading
Though August’s The Unauthorized Full House Story drew only tepid ratings as Full House fans eagerly await a more genial return to clan Tanner in Netflix’s upcoming Fuller House, Lifetime has given two popular ’90s nighttime soaps the same kitschy teleflick treatment. The Unauthorized Beverly Hills, 90210 Story and The Unauthorized Melrose Place Story bow on back-t0-back Saturdays this month and feature The Simpsons‘ Dan Castellaneta as uber-producer Aaron Spelling (see below). According to the network, The Unauthorized Beverly Hills, 90210 Story “will show the roller-coaster ride of the program’s first four seasons, highlighting the drama between cast members and producers both on and off … Continue reading
On Demand DVD New Releases Sept. 28-Oct. 4 Entourage (pictured below) Now a studio head, Ari Gold has offered Vincent Chase the starring role in Gold’s first feature film. Turtle, Drama and E are also back with many great stars — including Jessica Alba, Mark Wahlberg and Ronda Rousey — making appearances. Adrian Grenier, Jeremy Piven, Kevin Connolly (R, 1:44) 9/29 Poltergeist In 1982, a film that uttered the simple phrase “They’re here” sent chills up the spines of audiences everywhere. In this contemporary reimagining of that classic tale, a peaceful suburban home is invaded by angry spirits, and a … Continue reading
Making their motion-picture debuts in Pitch Perfect 2 are six superfans — you might even say enormous fans — some of whom also happen to be members of the Green Bay Packers: Clay Matthews, David Bakhtiari, Don Barclay, T.J. Lang, Josh Sitton and Jordan Rogers (who plays for the Canadian Football League). Die-hard aficionados of Pitch Perfect, they were cast after impressing the filmmakers with their enviable knowledge of every song, line and dance move of the 2012 comedy. When the men learned that a sequel to their beloved comedy — of which they can quote every one of screenwriter … Continue reading
On Demand DVD New Releases Sept. 21-27 Pitch Perfect 2 (pictured) A humiliating mishap leads to a suspension for the Barden Bellas. Now it will take winning the world championships to regain their status. With most of the original cast returning and more surprises planned, this is sure to have you bopping in your seats. Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Hailee Steinfeld (PG-13, 1:55) 9/22 Saint Laurent This is the story of the brilliant designer, his indulgent life and the price paid to be at the top of the world of fashion. Gaspard Ulliel, Léa Seydoux, Jeremie Renier (R, 2:15) 9/22 French, … Continue reading
Early last spring, when I interviewed Alison Sweeney for her Hallmark Movies & Mysteries film, Murder She Baked: A Chocolate Chip Cookie Mystery, the actress excitedly shared that she was working on a new film project for Hallmark. She revealed, “I’m producing another movie for the Hallmark Channel that is tentatively titled Radio Hype. The main character is a talk radio host and it’s sort of a fun premise — she ends up doing a program with her nemesis and it’s like a he said/she said radio show. The banter is really clever.” Sweeney also said, “I’ve had so much fun … Continue reading
While Furious 7 was in production in November 2013, Paul Walker, one of the stars of the series, was killed in an auto accident. Producer Neal H. Moritz, who, alongside other actors in the series Vin Diesel, Jordana Brewster and Michelle Rodriguez, has been with Walker since the beginning of his career, said: “After the unfortunate passing of our good friend and colleague, Paul, there was a lot of talk among us that we were going to stop and not finish this movie. After some time, it dawned on us that Paul would want us to finish it. Vin and … Continue reading
On Demand DVD New Releases Sept. 14-20 Cinderella (pictured below) Ella finds herself at the mercy of her new stepmother and stepsisters who take advantage of her kindness. A chance encounter with a stranger leads her down a very different path and makes her the belle of the ball. Lily James, Hayley Atwell, Cate Blanchett (PG, 1:45) 9/15 Monkey Kingdom Follow the journey of Maya and her newborn monkey Kip as she tries to keep him safe. See their colorful extended family, who will warm your heart. Narrated by Tina Fey. (G, 1:21) 9/15 Eden Paul, a teenager in the … Continue reading
WWE superstar Dean Ambrose makes the leap from the pro wrestling ring to the movie screen in “12 Rounds 3: Lockdown.” The popular fan favorite transitions from the “Lunatic Fringe” he is known for to John Shaw, a detective who returns to active duty after the death of his partner. When he uncovers evidence linking his fellow officers to a murder, they frame him for a homicide he didn’t commit. That’s when the fun begins with Shaw trapped in his own precinct, on a mission to expose the dirty cops and clear his name. The WWE Studios/Lionsgate action thriller is … Continue reading