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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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On Demand DVD Releases July 20-26

On Demand DVD Releases July 20-26

On Demand DVD Releases July 20-26 Before We Go (pictured) Chris Evans and Alice Eve star as two strangers whose chance encounter in Grand Central Terminal sparks a nighttime adventure through New York City that will change their lives forever. (PG-13, 1:29) 7/21 Pre-theatrical release And, in case you missed them the first time around: The Gambler Gamblers don’t always know when to stop. When Jim Bennett — an English professor by day and a high-stakes gambler by night — goes over the edge, he risks everything. Playing everyone to pay his debts, the rush of the moment is king. Mark Wahlberg, Jessica Lange, … Continue reading

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Even more Sharknado 3 cameos announced

Even more Sharknado 3 cameos announced

As if Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! hasn’t already become bloated with ironic C-list starpower, Syfy today announced even more Sharknado 3 cameos, six of whom I’ve actually heard of. It used to be about the Sharknados, man. Newly announced Sharknado 3 cameos: Comedian Bill Engvall as White House Chief of Staff Gary Martin Hays Actors Lorenzo Lamas as Sergeant Rock and Tim Russ as General Gottlieb MMA fighter Josh Barnett as Sergeant Richards Former Cincinnati Bengal Chad (Ochocinco) Johnson as a NASA technician E!’s Maria Menounos as C.J. Sorkin The Insider’s Keltie Knight as Alves TMZ’s Harvey Levin as Lester Williams … Continue reading

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Syfy announces Sharknado Week 2015 schedule

Syfy announces Sharknado Week 2015 schedule

We just finished up Shark Week, and now it’s time to look forward to Sharknado Week 2015! Apparently, one night cannot contain Syfy’s Sharknado franchise, as this is the second year that Syfy will devote a week to creature features leading up to the big event. This year, starting July 18 and centered around the premiere of Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! on July 22, Syfy will air several original movies primarily featuring sharks, but also some spiders, for good measure. RELATED: DAVID HASSELHOFF TALKS ABOUT “SHARKNADO 3: OH HELL NO!” SECOND ANNUAL SYFY SHARKNADO WEEK JULY 18-25 (All Times ET; Descriptions from Syfy) Roboshark … Continue reading

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On Demand DVD New Releases July 13-19

On Demand DVD New Releases July 13-19

On Demand DVD New Releases July 13-19 Ardor Gael Garcia Bernal portrays a mysterious hero who emerges from the Argentinian rainforest to rescue a young woman and her family farm from brutal land grabbers. Also stars Alice Braga (R, 1:40) 7/17 Available same day as theatrical release. Spanish, subtitled in English. Clouds of Sils Maria (pictured) A veteran actress comes face-to-face with an uncomfortable reflection of herself when she agrees to take part in a revival of the play that launched her career 20 years earlier. Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart, Chloe Grace Moretz (R, 2:04)  7/14 Dior and I A … Continue reading

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HBO serves up “7 Days in Hell” tennis mockumentary

HBO 7 Days in Hell

7 Days in Hell: Trailer 2   It’s the mockumentary with something for everyone — tennis fans, Saturday Night Live fans, Brooklyn Nine-Nine fans, Game of Thrones fans, This Is Spinal Tap fans and most of all, people who like laughing at the earnestness of televised sports. 7 Days in Hell (on HBO Saturday, July 11, at 10pm ET/PT; available now on HBO GO), features Andy Samberg and GoT’s Kit Harington as Andre Agassi-esque hotshot Aaron Williams (Samberg) and man-bunned dumbbell Charles Poole (Harington) locked in a tennis match that simply will not end. The star-packed comedy also features cameos by … Continue reading

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On Demand DVD New Releases July 6-12

On Demand DVD New Releases July 6-12

On Demand DVD New Releases July 6-12 ’71 Jack O’Connell is “mesmerizing” as a British solider accidentally abandoned on the streets of Belfast in 1971. Alone, he must survive the night within enemy lines. Also stars Sean Harris (R, 1:39) 7/7 Do I Sound Gay? What makes a voice ‘gay?’ This witty, entertaining look at a controversial topic features candid interviews with Dan Savage, David Sedaris and George Takei. (Documentary, 1:18) 7/10 same day as theatrical release A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night In the Iranian ghost town Bad City, a place that reeks of death and loneliness, the … Continue reading

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On Demand DVD New Releases June 29-July 5

On Demand DVD New Releases June 29-July 5

On Demand DVD New Releases June 29-July 5 Danny Collins Inspired by a true story. Al Pacino stars as a rocker who can’t give up his hard-living ways. When he discovers a letter from John Lennon, he’s inspired to begin a second act. Al Pacino, Annette Bening (R, 1:46) 6/30 Get Hard When millionaire hedge fund manager James King is nailed for fraud and bound for a stretch in San Quentin, the judge gives him 30 days to get his affairs in order. Will Ferrell, Kevin Hart (R, 1:40) 6/30 The Gunman An international spy must clear his name in … Continue reading

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Lifetime Film “Perfect High” Explores Teen Heroin Addiction

Perfect High

Lifetime presents a gripping new drama that explores a danger that is reacing epidemi status amongst American teens: heroin addiction. In Perfect High, Bella Thorne plays Amanda, a high-school dance star who starts using prescription painkillers after a knee injury. When a popular group adopts her, what was once medication becomes recreation when pill sharing leads to an even more dangerous addiction. “The film shows that heroin can affect anybody and how addiction is a steep, downward slope,” says co-star Ross Butler. “It will derail your life.” Butler calls his character, “A party guy,” who is part of the new crowd … Continue reading

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