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Preview: Lifetime’s ‘Cleveland Abduction’ premieres May 2

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Cleveland Abduction premieres May 2 at 8/7CT on Lifetime. What It’s Based On: The shocking discovery that former school bus driver Ariel Castro held three women hostage in his suburban Cleveland home for more than a decade, fathering a child with one. Lifetime of a Lesson: Truth is stranger (and scarier) than fiction. This stunning survivor story is told from the perspective of 21-year-old single mom Michelle Knight (Taryn Manning), who was abducted by Ariel Castro (Breaking Bad‘s Raymond Cruz) in 2002. Castro later added naive teens Amanda Berry (Samantha Droke) and Gina DeJesus (Katie Sarife) to his house of horrors. … Continue reading

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On Demand DVD New Releases April 20-26

On Demand DVD New Releases April 20-26

On Demand DVD New Releases April 20-26 Adult Beginners When his startup implodes, Jake moves home, becoming an unlikely nanny to his nephew. Faced with real responsibility, he may finally have to grow up – but not without some bad behavior first. Rose Byrne, Nick Kroll (R, 1:30) 4/24 Same day as theatrical release The Forger (pictured) A thief works with his father and son to forge a painting by Monet and steal the original. Together, they plan the heist of their lives. John Travolta, Abigail Spencer, Christopher Plummer (R, 1:32)  4/24  Same day as theatrical release Additional DVD new … Continue reading

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On Demand DVD New Releases April 13-19

On Demand DVD New Releases April 13-19

On Demand DVD New Releases April 13-19 Big Eyes (pictured) Margaret is a painter with a unique touch: Her paintings all are formed with big eyes. Her new husband Walter sees what he wants and goes for it. It’s not the relationship Walter is after, but the ability to take credit for Margaret’s work. Amy Adams, Christoph Waltz, Krysten Ritter (PG-13, 1:45) 4/14 Far From Men A French teacher in a small Algerian village during the Algerian War forms an unexpected bond with a dissident, and is then ordered to turn him in to the authorities. Viggo Mortensen, Reda Kateb … Continue reading

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7 Questions with James Maslow of Lifetime’s Seeds of Yesterday

7 Questions with James Maslow of Lifetime's Seeds of Yesterday

Last weekend’s  If There Be Thorns, fans of Lifetime’s V.C. Andrews film adaptations got their first look at Bart Winslow — a sallow, worried boy whose sibling jealousies got a serious boost from his grandma Corrine and her creepy butler who moved in next door to Bart’s mom, Cathy, and her husband, Chris. Who are also brother and sister. Bart’s real dad is Grandma Corrine’s late husband and … well, you can see why the youngest of Cathy’s surviving sons might have a couple screws loose here and there. Which, says former Big Time Rush star James Maslow, who plays him in Sunday night’s Seeds … Continue reading

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On Demand DVD New Releases April 6-12

On Demand DVD New Releases April 6-12

On Demand DVD New Releases April 6-12 A Most Violent Year (above) Set in NYC during 1981, this thriller follows the lives of an immigrant and his family trying to expand their business as the rampant violence, decay and corruption throughout the city threaten to destroy them. Oscar Isaac, Jessica Chastain (R, 2:05) 4/7 Jessica Chastain was nominated for a Golden Globe for her role. 5 To 7 A young Manhattan writer (Anton Yelchin) starts a passionate love affair with a glamorous French woman, the wife of a diplomat, in this sexy romance. Also stars Glenn Close, Frank Langella, Olivia … Continue reading

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HBO debuts Bessie trailer [VIDEO]

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HBO released the official trailer for its stunning Bessie Smith biopic, Bessie, which will debut Saturday, May 16 at 8/7CT on the network. Twenty-two years in the making, the project was first brought to a young Queen Latifah — then a successful singer and burgeoning actress — by producers Richard and Lili Fini Zanuck, who had optioned a script from To Kill a Mockingbird screenwriter Horton Foote and director Bruce Beresford. Progress on the film ebbed and flowed until it landed in the hands of writer/director Dee Rees, who was gaining good notices for her coming-of-age story Pariah and leapt at the chance … Continue reading

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Candace Cameron Bure Is Sleuthing Bookworm Aurora Teagarden in “A Bone To Pick.”

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NOTE: A Bone to Pick was originally slated for January, but has been moved to April 4 and will premiere on both Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries at 9pm. Hallmark Movies & Mysteries adds a new title to its stable of fun and thrilling movies with the Aurora Teagarden mysteries, based on the series from best-selling author Charlaine Harris. Dancing With the Stars alum and former Full House star Candace Cameron Bure fills the gumshoes of Aurora “Roe” Teagarden, a bookish librarian with a love for mystery novels. She’s also an active member of the Real Murders Club, whose … Continue reading

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National Geographic Channel’s “Killing Jesus” will encore on FOX News Channel

National Geographic Channel's "Killing Jesus" will encore on FOX News Channel

Last night’s National Geographic Channel epic Killing Jesus will encore on FOX News Channel this Friday, April 3 at 8/7 CT and again on Easter Sunday, April 5, at 8/7CT. • FIND OUT MORE: We’re on the Moroccan sets of NGC’s Killing Jesus! • FIND OUT MORE: Haaz Sleiman: “Killing Jesus” is “a celebration for us as humans” • FIND OUT MORE: Stephen Moyer on playing Pontius Pilate in Nat Geo’s Killing Jesus With an all-star cast that includes Haaz Sleiman, Stephen Moyer, Kelsey Grammar, Eoin Macken, Rufus Sewell and Emmanuel Chriqui, the 3-hour movie event attracted 3.7 million total viewers in its National Geographic … Continue reading

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On Demand DVD New Releases March 30-April 5

On Demand DVD New Releases March 30-April 5

On Demand DVD New Releases March 30-April 5 Cut Bank A small town murder caught on camera thrusts a man and his girlfriend into the high stakes game of cat and mouse. Liam Hemsworth, Billy Bob Thornton, Bruce Dern and Oliver Platt (R, 1:32) 4/3 Same day as theatrical release IMAX Island of Lemurs: Madagascar 3D  IMAX Island Of Lemurs: Madagascar. Lemurs were castaways in Madagascar millions of years ago but are now endangered. Morgan Freeman, Patricia Wright (G, 0:39) 3/3; 2 Day Rental/New HDMI-connected 3DTV & associated 3D glasses required. The Imitation Game (pictured) Alan Turing leads a code-breaking … Continue reading

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Interview: Stephen Moyer on playing Pontius Pilate in Nat Geo’s Killing Jesus

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Stephen Moyer has arrived on the Ouarzazate, Morocco, set of National Geographic Channel’s Killing Jesus with just three hours of sleep after a numbing 20-hour journey to the remote city by land and air. Fortunately, his exhaustion serves the intensely pivotal scene he is about to shoot. Standing in a crowded courtyard on Ridley Scott’s sprawling Kingdom of Heaven set, Moyer — who plays Pontius Pilate, Roman governor of Jerusalem — is locked in a final showdown with the high priest Caiaphas (a simmering Rufus Sewell) over Jesus’ fate. Pilate urges Caiaphas that scourging is punishment enough for the battered … Continue reading

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