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VOD Spotlight: The Making Of I’ll See You In My Dreams

VOD Spotlight: The Making Of I'll See You In My Dreams

In I’ll See You in My Dreams, songstress and widow Carol (Blythe Danner) realizes that life can begin again at any age. She strikes up a friendship with her pool man (Martin Starr), pursues a relationship with a new love (Sam Elliott) and reconnects with her daughter. Brett Haley, who directed, co-wrote, and edited I’ll See You in My Dreams, recognizes that an exploration of the lives of a group of retirees might seem an unusual choice for a filmmaker in his 30s. Yet Haley sees the story of Carol, a still vital widow whose carefully constructed life suddenly collapses, … Continue reading

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On Demand DVD New Releases Aug. 31-Sept. 6

On Demand DVD New Releases Aug. 31-Sept. 6

On Demand DVD New Releases Aug. 31-Sept. 6 Addicted to Fresno Two codependent sisters move in together and work as hotel maids in Fresno. Shannon has moved in after exiting rehab for sex addiction and hopes to start a new life. Martha is aiding her recovery only to discover a dead hotel guest that Shannon may have had a part in killing. Judy Greer, Natasha Lyonne, Aubrey Plaza (R, 1:25) 9/1 The Age of Adaline (pictured below) Adaline experienced an accident that keeps her frozen in time as a young woman. After spending decades in a fairly solitary environment, she … Continue reading

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On Demand DVD New Releases Aug. 24-30

On Demand DVD New Releases Aug. 24-30

On Demand DVD New Releases Aug. 24-30 Aloha (pictured above) Military contractor Brian Gilcrest returns to Honolulu after a career implosion. While there on assignment, he reconnects with his past love Tracy. Brian doesn’t expect to fall for the Air Force watchdog, Allison, assigned to keep an eye on him, but he does. Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone, Rachel McAdams (PG-13, 1:45) 8/25 Includes Bonus Cast Gag Reel after the credits Iris Iris Apfel is a flamboyantly dressed 93-year-old who has an outsized presence on the fashion scene. More than a fashion film, it’s a story about how a soaring free … Continue reading

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On Demand DVD New Releases Aug. 17-23

On Demand DVD New Releases Aug. 17-23

On Demand DVD New Releases Aug. 17-23 Being Evel (pictured below) This film examines the life and times of legendary daredevil Evel Knievel, who was part hero, part rebel and always entertaining. (NR, 1:42) 8/21 Little Boy (pictured below) A bond formed between a father and a son is something special. When one little boy’s father goes off to fight in World War II, it will take faith, hope and love to help him get through the adversity. Jakob Salvati, Emily Watson, Michael Rapaport (PG-13, 1:46) 8/18 Super light week for releases this week — but, next week has many … Continue reading

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Sugar Babies preview: Lifetime movie shows the scandalous side of paying for college

Sugar Babies on Lifetime

There is no doubt that today’s college expenses continue to be on the rise. A college student today cannot simply pay off their student loans by working a part-time job like back in the day. What pushes many students away from college is the amount of years they’ll be paying off their loans after they graduate. Lifetime’s new movie Sugar Babies dives into the real world of college students registering on websites asking for “assistance” with their expenses. Sugar Babies (premiering Aug. 15 on Lifetime) stars Alyson Stoner, who is stepping away from her Disney image as the voice of … Continue reading

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On Demand DVD New Releases: Aug. 10-16

On Demand DVD New Releases: Aug. 10-16

On Demand DVD New Releases: Aug. 10-16 10,000 Saints After a party gone bad, Jude flees Vermont to be with his stoner dad in 1980’s New York City. There he joins the punk scene with new friends who plot to hide a shocking secret. Ethan Hawke, Emile Hirsch (R, 1:53) 8/14 Same day as theatrical release Air From the producers of The Walking Dead and Insidious, two men responsible for tending to humanity’s last hope of survival begin to lose grip of their own sanity and turn against each other. Norman Reedus, Djimon Hounsou (PG-13, 1:34) 8/14 Same day as theatrical release … Continue reading

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On Demand DVD New Releases Aug. 3-9

On Demand DVD New Releases Aug. 3-9

On Demand DVD New Releases Aug. 3-9 A la mala – In this comedy, Maria Laura is an aspiring actress who finds out there is a different career that is truly lucrative. She is hired by a variety of women to test the fidelity of their boyfriends. But what happens when she falls for one of the men? Aislinn Derbez, Mauricio Ochmann, Luis Arrieta (PG-13, 1:39) 8/4 Child 44 – Moscow in 1952 did not have murders. Murder was a capitalist disease, or so the government would have people believe. But a mysterious crime leads to a grisly discovery. A … Continue reading

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IFC’s “Documentary Now!” is history as it never was

IFC Documentary Now!

As Comedy Central’s Drunk History revolutionized the way we look at the past, IFC’s Documentary Now! (Thursdays beginning Aug. 20) hopes to alter how we remember some of history’s most important documentary films. Former Saturday Night Live castmates Fred Armisen, Bill Hader and Seth Meyers are the creators of this new six-part comedy series that spoofs famous documentaries like Grey Gardens, Nanook of the North and Reportero. Each installment has the appearance and tone of a serious documentary (they even got Helen Mirren to introduce each episode!). But the seriousness ends when Armisen and Hader appear onscreen as parodies of eccentric … Continue reading

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On Demand DVD New Releases July 27-Aug. 2

On Demand DVD New Releases July 27-Aug. 2

On Demand DVD New Releases July 27-Aug. 2 A LEGO Brickumentary Take a look at the simple toy that started as just bricks and has morphed into a tool for creating anything and everything. This film showcases the people who love LEGO as well as innovative uses for the toy. Narrated by Jason Bateman. (PG, 1:34) 7/31 Available same day as theatrical release. The Water Diviner (pictured below) Joshua Connor (director and star Russell Crowe) is an Australian farmer who sent his three sons to fight in World War I; they never returned. After his wife implores him to bring them … Continue reading

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Interview: Steve Guttenberg talks about Syfy’s “Lavalantula”

Interview: Steve Guttenberg talks about Syfy's "Lavalantula"

Sharknado 3 may be the big buzzed-about Syfy movie premiere this week, but sharks aren’t the only scary creatures hitting that network’s airwaves. That other go-to standard for animal horror movies — spiders — also make an appearance with the debut of the original film Lavalantula on July 25. As you can tell from its name, the film — directed by apparent spider-movie expert Mike Mendez, who also helmed Big Ass Spider! — is about tarantulas that spit lava, naturally. “It’s based on a true story,” deadpans star Steve Guttenberg during our interview. “A volcano erupts in the Santa Monica Mountains, and … Continue reading

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