VOD Spotlight: The Purge: Anarchy

VOD Spotlight: The Purge: Anarchy

In 2013, The Purge came to movie theaters with an interesting storyline: that on one night every year, any and all crime is made legal. The film was a surprise summer hit, debuting at No. 1 with an astonishing $34.1 million weekend at the domestic box office. After witnessing the response to The Purge, writer/director James DeMonaco quickly turned his attention to developing a sequel. The Purge: Anarchy moves the audience outside on the streets during the annual Purge. For DeMonaco and producer Sébastien K. Lemercier, the first movie was originally intended to be a smaller film that served as a … Continue reading

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On Demand DVD New Releases Oct. 20-26

On Demand DVD New Releases Oct. 20-26

On Demand DVD New Releases Oct. 20-26 Earth to Echo Tuck, Munch and Alex are an inseparable trio of friends, but their time together is coming to an end. Their neighborhood is being destroyed by a highway construction project. Teo Halm, Brian Bradley (PG, 1:31) 10/21 The Fluffy Movie Gabriel ‘Fluffy’ Iglesias, the world-famous Hawaiian-shirt-clad comedian, takes viewers on a laugh-filled journey into his life with jokes not seen in theaters. Also stars Jeremy Ray Valdez (1:54) 10/21 Listen Up Philip  When a novelist has problems with his novel and girlfriend, he seeks refuge in his mentor’s cottage, where he can focus on his … Continue reading

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On Demand DVD New Releases Oct. 13-19

On Demand DVD New Releases Oct. 13-19

On Demand DVD New Releases Oct. 13-19 Another Me A gripping psychological thriller about a teenage girl whose once seemingly perfect life is upended when her father becomes ill and a mysterious double begins inserting itself in her life. Rhys Ifans, Sophie Turner (Pg-13, 1:23) 10/14 Life After Beth Beth returns from the grave as a zombie, but that doesn’t mean she and her boyfriend can’t stay together, does it? Life as a couple has some challenges, including Beth’s urge to literally eat her boyfriend. Aubrey Plaza, Dane DeHaan, John C. Reilly (R, 1:29) 10/14 Mr. Peabody & Sherman (3-D) The smartest guy … Continue reading

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VOD Spotlight: A Million Ways To Die In The West

VOD Spotlight: A Million Ways To Die In The West

As Seth MacFarlane and fellow writers Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild were putting the final touches on their soon-to-be blockbuster feature debut, Ted, they were taking a break and watching Clint Eastwood in director Ted Post’s classic Western film Hang ’Em High. They started pitching jokes and riffing on the idea of creating an unconventional Western, and they soon decided that a comedic twist on the genre should be their next project together. MacFarlane recalls: “We were talking about how this era is so romanticized in literature, but it was actually a time and place that would have been so … Continue reading

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National Geographic Channel reveals Killing Jesus cast

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Steven Moyer (True Blood), Kelsey Grammer (Cheers, Boss), Rufus Sewell (Hercules) and Emmanuelle Chriqui (Entourage) are among the cast of National Geographic Channel’s upcoming television event Killing Jesus, the network announced today. Slated to premiere in 2015, the film is based on the bestselling book by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard and will recount the political, social and historical conflicts during the Roman Empire that led to the death of Jesus of Nazarene, whom O’Reilly calls “the most famous human being who ever lived.” Killing Jesus marks the third O’Reilly/Dugard adaptation. Killing Kennedy, a 2014 Best Television Movie Emmy nominee … Continue reading

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“Signed, Sealed, Delivered” moving to Hallmark Movies & Mysteries as movie franchise

"Signed, Sealed, Delivered" moving to Hallmark Movies & Mysteries as movie franchise

Hallmark Channel’s original scripted series Signed Sealed Delivered will be moving to sister network Hallmark Movies & Mysteries (formerly Hallmark Movie Channel) as a movie franchise consisting of a series of two-hour original films, it was announced today. The first film, Signed, Sealed, Delivered For Christmas, premieres Nov. 23 at 9pm ET/PT. Three more movies in the franchise are slated for 2015. “We are delighted to be continuing our partnership with [creator and executive producer] Martha Williamson and to bring her brand of rich and poignant stories to viewers on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries,” said Michelle Vicary, executive vice president, … Continue reading

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On Demand DVD New Releases Oct. 6-12

On Demand DVD New Releases Oct. 6-12

On Demand DVD New Releases Oct. 6-12 Dead Snow 2: Red Vs Dead  Dead Snow‘s lone survivor revives with his arm replaced by that of his Nazi nemesis, sparking a revenge rampage with his own undead army. Martin Starr, Vegar Hoel (R, 1:41) 10/7 Available same day as theatrical release. Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow (3-D) Major William Cage and a Special Forces soldier team up to fight hostile aliens, with Cage reliving a fatal battle through a time loop. Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt (PG-13, 1:58) 10/7 Million Dollar Arm A struggling sports agent and his partner decide to invigorate their agency … Continue reading

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VOD Spotlight: Chef

VOD Spotlight: Chef

In Chef, director Jon Favreau tells the story of an embattled chef (played by Favreau) who quits his job a prominent LA restaurant after feuding with the owner. Finding himself in Miami, he teams up with his ex-wife, his friend and his son to launch a food truck. To ensure that his character’s immersion into food truck culture felt authentic, Favreau turned to the king of Los Angeles’ street food scene, Roy Choi. Choi pioneered the concept of gourmet fast food by embracing social media to promote local appearances of his Kogi BBQ Taco Truck. “To really represent a chef … Continue reading

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On Demand DVD New Releases: 9/29-10/5

On Demand DVD New Releases: 9/29-10/5

On Demand DVD New Releases: 9/29-10/5 Chef He’s a popular chef who says the wrong thing to a food critic while the smartphones are rolling and quickly learns what going viral means. Now he will restart his life and his relationship with his son in a lone food truck. This is an absolutely invigorating experience on every level. Jon Favreau, John Leguizamo, Emjay Anthony (R, 1:54) 9/30 The Fault in Our Stars (pictured) Imagine going through the difficult teenage years with cancer. When Hazel and Gus get together, anything is possible in their journey. When viewing this movie, make sure you … Continue reading

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VOD Spotlight: Behind the Scenes of The Signal

VOD Spotlight: Behind the Scenes of The Signal

The Signal director William Eubank discusses casting his film: “I prefer finding actors who are their characters to begin with. That is important to me. Brenton Thwaites was in Australia working on something, and I was in New Mexico — half an hour late to our Skype meeting. But he was such a nice guy, and I saw a genuine quality that I wanted [the character of] Nic to have … and, if Brenton wasn’t happy about me being half an hour late, then he was doing a damn good job of convincing me that it was no big deal. … Continue reading

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