Friday, August 30, 2013

'Big Brother' Delayed Recap from Thursday (+ Spoilers for Sunday)

For those of you in the Bay Area, our version of Big Brother was eclipsed by a football game.  And no, I was not staying up until 2am to watch it.  So off to VoD I went today.

The episode recaps the noise from the last episode, including Amanda's ugly behavioral pattern.

So Amanda seems to continue her asinine behavior.  Gads, can't a studio light fall on her head and stop this horrible demonstration of ugly.  Please.

Amanda is a very ugly person at heart it would seem, if judging by her "game play" in the house.

Apparently there was very little going on...  we got an update on couples from previous seasons.

Rachel and Brendan are married.

Dani and Dominic are married.  Wow, someone got that wild child to settle down.

Jeff and Jordan are still together and Jeff has that chicken s*t mode and has not put a "ring on it" yet.

Observation:  Julie Chen has some serious heels on!  Wow!

House guest eviction time!
Judd voted to evict Aaryn

Spencer: Aaryn

GinaMarie: Aaryn

Amanda: Aaryn

McCrae: Aaryn

See ya Aaryn!

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IN her exit interview with Julie, she called her on her racist and homo-phobic comments.  Aaryn said she does not remember saying those things, and the live audience cracked up laughing at her and that stupid statement.

In fact the audience cracked up on and off from things she said.

(What are the odds she's apologize her way back into her beauty pageant job?)

She seriously back-pedaled on her words earlier this season.  Damn, I smell a politician in the making.

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Head of Household
contest involved moving plastic eggs through a maze of sorts, with the egg on the other side of a fence.  It's a finger dexterity test.

WHAT'S in STORE... they will televise who wins this HoH contest on Sunday night.  (But if you want to know who wins, and who gets nominated, look below.)

Next Thursday will be a double eviction episode.

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Big Brother 15 Spoilers

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GinaMarie wins the HoH, and she nominates Amanda and McCrae for eviction.

That means more of the ugliness from Amanda, I'm betting.
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Thursday, August 29, 2013

James Spader to play Ultron in 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'

News just hit the street from Marvel itself that James Spader has landed the role of Ultron in the upcoming sequel, Avengers: Age of Ultron.


Light Spoilers Ensue... over on Cinema Static.


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Syfy Trying To Capitalize on 'Face Off' With 'Camera Ready'

Admittedly, Syfy's reality series, Face Off, if entertaining and informative. 

To watch aspiring makeup artists create great looking creations that have to stand up to the rigorous review of present-day industry experts, plus survive tests such as stage performances and what not, can be a hoot to watch.

It's a well rated series for the cable net.

Now, from the Mission Control Media is looking to possibly capitalize on the success of Face Off and is launching a new reality series called Camera Ready.

In this new reality competition series,

[press release snippet]:

"...ten visionary costume designers will stretch imagination and artistry by competing in challenges to create works of costume art for film, television and music videos. Each week, the contestants will realize fantastical characters through their dazzling costume creations, incorporating non-traditional materials and technology – such as fiber optics – into some pieces.  The contestants will be judged by a panel of industry heavy-weights - from Oscar-winning costume designers, cutting-edge directors and avant-garde fashionistas – with one designer ultimately taking home the $100,000 grand prize."

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When I first heard of Face Off, I was not inspired.  But of course, was surprised. 

Again, a contest about people dressing up actors does not seem all that inspiring to me.  Yet once again, I could be proven wrong.

We'll see!

No word on when Camera Ready will premiere yet on Syfy.

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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

'Big Brother' 15 - Veto and TV MUTE Time, With Amanda in BUlly Mode

Tonight on Wednesday night's Big Brother episode, we have Aaryn and McCrae are up on the block.  Elissa, after nominating them, tells McCrae I hope you win the veto.

Amanda being ugly in Big Brother

Aaryn is devastated being on the other end of the nomination stick.  And is pouting in the Have-not room.  Boo, bummer, hoo!  Hey, I just made an original funny!!! 

When will house guests ever learn that when two people stop talking as a person walks by is a BIG CLUE of something up.

Speaking of...  Amanda walked by Elissa and GinaMarie, who did the "stop talking" thing.  Then Amanda tried going off the deep end... again.  As usual. Oh the surprising shock of it all.

The poor censors are so busy with her.

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TIME TO HIT THE MUTE BUTTON PEOPLE.

I'd rather scrath my ass than listen to that f*ing zingbot 3000 things.

But, being that it's super late at night when everyone was asleep, all the girls are standing aruond in their underwear, and things look considerably better with the TV muted.

The muted picture showed GinaMaria laughing her ass off.  The girls seemed more entertained than the guys.

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Then it goes into the VETO competition with the baby and adult zingbot.

Gawd.

Yes, my mute button is still on, but I saw that the worse case scenario for some of the players happened.  Amanda won the Power of Veto.  (What ever happened to her never winning these things???)

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Amanda went on another Amanda-bully rage.  Amanda said "Elissa is made of plastic.  Ziiing!"  She then went on a pretend rage, then, per her plan, Andy was going to go up and soothe Elissa, hoping he won't be put up.

Amanda's such a disgusting player.  She's almost as bad as zingbot.  Judd called her disgusting and vile.

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Veto meeting time:  Amanda uses the PoV on McCrae... I know.  Shocking.  I wonder when he'll get it about her. (What's up with the 'ho heels at the PoV ceremony Amanda?)  Having not gotten her way, Amanda tells Elissa to "sit down trash."

What a PoS.

Elissa is (trying) not to take the bait.

So now it's Aaryn and Andy on the eviction bubble.

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'12 Monkeys' From Syfy

If anyone here is a fan of the original 1995 movie, Twelve Monkeys,  with Bruce Willis and Brad Pitt, you might be in for a treat.  (I stress might, just so we don't all get our hopes too high.)

'12 Monkeys' headed to Syfy channel


Syfy is moving forward on the production of a TV series pilot based on the movie.  No cast yet has been hired... the press release states "cast-contingent."

Check out the press release below:

SYFY GREENLIGHTS 12 MONKEYS TO PILOT

ATLAS ENTERTAINMENT, PRODUCER OF THE ORIGINAL THEATRICAL FILM, WILL PRODUCE THE SERIES WITH UNIVERSAL CABLE PRODUCTIONS

PRODUCTION SCHEDULED TO BEGIN IN NOVEMBER

NEW YORK – August 26, 2013 – Syfy is greenlighting 12 Monkeys, a drama series based on the 1995 Universal Pictures film directed by Terry Gilliam, to pilot.  The 60-minute cast-contingent pilot is being produced by Universal Cable Productions and Atlas Entertainment, producer of the original Bruce Willis-Brad Pitt theatrical. 

Based on the classic hit film, 12 Monkeys follows the journey of a time traveler from the post-apocalyptic future who appears in present day on a mission to locate and eradicate the source of a deadly plague that will eventually decimate the human race. 

Production is set to begin in November with Terry Matalas & Travis Fickett (Terra Nova, Nikita), who wrote the pilot script, serving as Co-Executive Producers. Atlas Entertainment’s Charles Roven (American Hustle, Man of Steel, The Dark Knight Trilogy) and Richard Suckle (American Hustle, The International), will Executive Produce. Roven produced the original film.

Terry Matalas & Travis Fickett are represented by Manager Brian Lutz.

About Atlas Entertainment
Atlas Entertainment, led by founder Charles Roven, produces blockbuster films as well as critically acclaimed independent features, Atlas Entertainment's films have generated billions of dollars in revenues. David O. Russell's American Hustle is in post-production with Atlas Entertainment and will be released on December 13, 2013. Additionally, Atlas Entertainment is in pre-production for the highly anticipated feature film Warcraft from Legendary Pictures which is scheduled to commence in early 2014 and will be directed by Duncan Jones. Roven recently produced the worldwide box office hit, the Zack Snyder directed, Man of Steel and served as a producer on Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises, which have collectively earned over $2.5 billion at the worldwide box office. Upcoming, Roven will produce the Batman / Superman feature for Warner Bros. The film will also be directed by Zack Snyder with production expected to begin in 2014, with an anticipated release date of July 17, 2015.

About Universal Cable Productions
Universal Cable Productions creates innovative and critically acclaimed original scripted and digital content across multiple media platforms and outlets for domestic and international distribution. UCP produces Covert Affairs, Playing House, Psych, Royal Pains and Suits for USA; Defiance, and Warehouse 13 for Syfy and Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome for distribution on Machinima Prime/YouTube, Syfy and DVD/Blu-Ray. Universal Cable Productions is a division of NBCUniversal.

About Syfy
Syfy is a media destination for imagination-based entertainment. With year round acclaimed original series, events, blockbuster movies, classic science fiction and fantasy programming, a dynamic Web site (www.Syfy.com), and a portfolio of adjacent business (Syfy Ventures), Syfy is a passport to limitless possibilities. Originally launched in 1992 as SCI FI Channel, and currently in more than 98 million homes, Syfy is a network of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies. (Syfy. Imagine greater.)

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Syfy Upcoming 2013-2014 TV Premiere Dates

Syfy released the info on their upcoming TV premiere dates for new and returning shows for the 2013-2014 TV season!  Amongst the list, we have Haven, the new show Fangasm, Ghost Hunters, and more.

Also in the list of premieres, are dates for some Syfy Original Movies.

Syfy channel press release:

This Fall, Syfy will take viewers to imaginative new programming heights led by the premiere of the provocative reality series Fangasm (September 24) and Naked Vegas (October 29), which journey into the worlds of super fans and body painting art; the season returns of Ghost Mine (September 4), Haven (September 13), Ghost Hunters (October 9) and Haunted Highway (November 27), as well as a special Scare Tactics marathon (October 21).

Syfy will also unleash nearly 600 hours of scary programming during its 6th annual 31 Days of Halloween month-long spook-a-thon dripping with bloodcurdling theatrical and original movies.
In November, Sharknado’s Cassie Scerbo returns to Syfy in the Original Movie Bering Sea Beast.

Syfy will kick off the Fall season with its traditional Labor Day weekend movie marathon.

Highlights of Syfy’s 2013 Fall Programming Schedule (All Times ET/PT)


SEPTEMBER


GHOST MINE                                                                                                (SEASON 2 PREMIERE)

Returns Wednesday, September 4 at 10PM – In Season 2, the hardened team of gold miners and paranormal investigators return to Eastern Oregon’s notoriously haunted Crescent Mine to continue their quest for gold and evidence of ghosts. The investigators and miners delve further into the mine’s mysterious history revealing new information about the recurring Masonic symbols, Native American presence and the spirit of “Joe,” all while battling the elements in hopes of striking it rich. This season, they’ve revamped the popular Remote Investigator of Paranormal Activity (RIPA) and brought in a surprise new addition to the team. The Season 2 premiere will be preceded by the 9PM one-hour special, Ghost Mine: Back on the Mountain, hosted by Adam Copeland (Haven), in which the miners and investigators gather ‘round the campfire to reminisce about the highs and lows of last season.

RAGIN CAJUN REDNECK GATORS                                                         (ORIGINAL MOVIE PREMIERE)

Premieres Thursday, September 5 at 9PM – Contaminated moonshine dumped in a Louisiana swamp turns the bayou’s gators (and the people who eat them) into deadly mutants. The movie stars Victor Webster (Continuum) and Jordan Hinson (Eureka).

HAVEN                                                                                                           (SEASON 4 PREMIERE)

Returns Friday, September 13 at 10PM – Season 4 of Haven picks up six months after the devastating events of the Season 3 cliffhanger in which the town was pummeled by a violent meteor storm.  Audrey (Emily Rose) and Duke (Eric Balfour) vanished into thin air, leaving an injured Nathan (Lucas Bryant) marooned in Haven. This season, Colin Ferguson (Eureka) returns to Syfy playing William, a handsome mysterious stranger, whose secret agenda leads him to Audrey. Haven, based on the novella The Colorado Kid from renowned author Stephen King, follows former FBI agent Audrey Parker, who becomes a cop in the small town of Haven, Maine, and soon discovers the town’s many secrets – which also hold the key to unlocking the mysteries of her lost past.

During its third season, Haven was the #1 cable drama (based on Live + 7 data) in Adults 18-49, Adults 25-54 and total viewers in its Friday 10PM time period.

ROBOCROC                                                                                                 (ORIGINAL MOVIE PREMIERE)

Premieres Saturday, September 14 at 9PM – A military nanotech experiment goes awry, infecting a huge crocodile in a zoo and transforming it into a metal killing machine. Robocroc stars Corin Nemec (Stargate SG-1) and Dee Wallace.

FANGASM                                                                                                     (SERIES PREMIERE)

Premieres Tuesday, September 24 at 10PM – Syfy celebrates superfan culture with Fangasm, a new docuseries that follows seven very different people whose uber-obsessions from comic books and collectibles, science fiction and fantasy to cosplay and live action role-playing have brought them together for the summer experience of a lifetime: living together and interning together at Stan Lee’s Comikaze. Known as Los Angeles’ largest pop-culture convention, the cast must contend with oversized personalities and conflicting passions as they vie to impress the organization for a once-in-a-lifetime dream job within Lee’s  staff.


OCTOBER


31 DAYS OF HALLOWEEN                                                                         (6TH ANNUAL EVENT)

Returns Tuesday, October 1 – Thursday, October 31 – 31 Days of Halloween will unleash nearly 600 hours of bloodcurdling programming with original series, a trio of terrifying Saturday Original Movies and theatricals.

GHOST HUNTERS                                                                                       (FALL SEASON PREMIERE)

Returns Wednesday, October 9 at 10PM – Get into the Halloween spirit with the Ghost Hunters as Season 9 continues with a month of brand-new investigations at all-new locations. Jason, Steve, Tango, Amy, Adam and Britt continue their mission of helping ease the minds of homeowners and public institution employees alike when they investigate a mansion in Monticello, AR, with a dark history of secret love and suicide; the Rendall Building in Shreveport, LA; a former insane asylum and animal testing lab in Scott Township, PA; The Surf Hotel on Block Island, RI, and historic Hyde Hall in Cooperstown, NY.

SCARE TACTICS                                                                                          (SEASON 5 MARATHON)

Premieres Monday, October 21 from 8-11PM – Tracy Morgan is back! He’s hosting a special marathon of all-new episodes of Scare Tactics, the hidden camera show with a sci-fi twist that pulls outrageous pranks on unsuspecting friends and family. In this batch of episodes, our subjects will be subjected to post-Voodoo ceremony zombie attacks at a cemetery, a meat-eating fly experiment gone horribly wrong and a homicidal comedian at a comedy award show that Tracy “hosts.”

NAKED VEGAS                                                                                            (SERIES PREMIERE)

Premieres Tuesday, October 29 at 10PM – Set amidst the fast-paced glitter of life on the Las Vegas Strip, Syfy will transport viewers inside the provocative and imaginative world of body painting art in this new six-part docuseries. When casinos, clubs, events, conventions, celebrities, magicians, fashion designers – or anyone in between – wants to throw a memorable opening, they call the Skin Team.  These five accomplished artists – including Nicholas “Nix” Herrera from Syfy’s hit series Face Off – comprise Las Vegas' hottest and most innovative body painting company, creating amazing displays of artwork on naked female and male models. Each hour-long episode of Naked Vegas will highlight the chemistry and creative skills of the artists' different personalities as they collaborate on a major client job while navigating the economics of the business.

SCARECROW                                                                                               (ORIGINAL MOVIE PREMIERE)

Premieres in October – A group of teens and their teacher are stranded in the countryside when they discover that the local legend of a murderous scarecrow creature is real – and the creature is after them. Scarecrow stars Robin Dunne (Sanctuary) and Lacey Chabert.

THE RITUAL (working title)                                                                         (ORIGINAL MOVIE PREMIERE)

Premieres in October – An American college student studying in Japan risks her own life to save the spirit of her dead mother who killed herself in the notorious Suicide Forest. The Ritual stars Cassie Thomson and Graham Wardle.

ZOMBIE NIGHT                                                                                             (ORIGINAL MOVIE PREMIERE)

Premieres in October – Two families in a small American town face off against zombies in a long night of horror, torn between helping each other and saving themselves. Zombie Night stars Darryl Hannah, Anthony Michael Hall and Shirley Jones.


NOVEMBER


HAUNTED HIGHWAY                                                                                  (SEASON 2 PREMIERE)

Returns Wednesday, November 27 at 10PM – In an unprecedented first, the premiere episode of Haunted Highway will feature our two teams – Jack Osbourne & Dana Workman and Jael de Pardo & Devin Marble – partnering up to take on their biggest investigation yet: a journey to the remote island of Dry Tortugas. Located 80 miles off the coast of Florida, the four will conduct their own first-person investigation into an abandoned military fort that’s rumored to harbor the ghost of a possible Lincoln assassination conspirator. Fueled by eyewitness interviews and evidence collected with state-of-the-art equipment, this new season will push our two teams further off the beaten path and self-document harrowing face-to-face encounters with the paranormal in some of America’s darkest and most remote regions.  Cases include investigations into the ghosts of the famous Donner party, werewolf-like creatures in the bayous of Louisiana, ghosts and Iowa’s own Black Angel of Death.

BERING SEA BEAST                                                                                   (ORIGINAL MOVIE PREMIERE)

Premieres in November – While prospecting for gold, a brother and sister accidentally disturb a colony of sea vampires in an underwater cave.  Cassie Scerbo (Sharknado), Jonathan Lipnicki and Kevin Dobson star in Bering Sea Beast.
 


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'Getaway' And Other New Movies Premiering This Week, Aug 30th

This looks like a quiet weekend where possibly The Butler might hold out and take the number one spot at the box for a third week in a row.  Maybe. 

All this while the noise or news of Ben Affleck getting the nod to play Batman in the upcoming Man of Steel sequel has lit the web on fire.  Everyone is chiming in about every little tick and fart online with regards to the news.  The frenzy is much like when Disney bought out Lucasfilm/Star Wars.

This week only interesting movie for potential genre fans is Getaway, with Ethan Hawke and Selena Gomez.

Morgan Spurlock is trying his hand at boy bands and Eric Bana leads with Rebecca Hall in a terrorist based movie.

Below the new movies is a list of movies still in theaters that still have punch at the ticket window.

The Butler is kicking butt but IMDb users are only giving it a 6.2.  What's up with that?  On the other hand, We're the Millers got a solid score of 7.2  and as far as weekend tallies, is close to The Butler's numbers.

The World's End didn't pound it out at the box office, but the fans of the movie and style of filmmaker Edgar Wright chimed in with a 7.8.

As much as I bank on IMDb user scores, you have to keep in mind that usually the fans of the genre are the ones chiming in.  If you disappoint them, you're seriously disappointing folks.  Yet this movie is also an acquired taste kind of comedy.  If his first two didn't hit it off with you (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz), I've been told this is no better.  Or to be precise, no different.

On the bright side, if you liked those, then I think you'll be in for a treat.

Kick-Ass 2 is fading and Woody Allen's Blue Jasmin rounds out the weekend's top-10, with a huge fan score on IMDb.

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New Movies This Week

One Direction: This Is Us (2013)

Rated: PG 92 min   -   Documentary | Music

A look at Niall, Zayn, Liam, Louis, and Harry's meteoric rise to fame, from their humble hometown beginnings and competing on the X-Factor, to conquering the world and performing at London's famed O2 Arena.

Director: Morgan Spurlock
Stars: Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Zayn Malik, Niall Horan



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Rated: PG-13 Action | Crime

Former race-car driver Brent Magna is pitted against the clock when his wife is kidnapped by a mysterious villain. He commanders a young woman's car and takes her on on a high-speed race against time.

Director: Courtney Solomon
Stars:    Ethan Hawke, Selena Gomez, Jon Voight, Paul Freeman



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Rated: R 96 min   -   Crime | Drama | Mystery | Thriller

A high-profile terrorism case unexpectedly binds together two ex-lovers on the defense team - testing the limits of their loyalties and placing their lives in jeopardy.

Director: John Crowley
Stars:    Eric Bana, Rebecca Hall, Jim Broadbent, Ciarán Hinds



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Passion Rated R 102 min   -   Crime | Drama | Mystery | Thriller

The rivalry between the manipulative boss of an advertising agency and her talented protégée escalates from stealing credit to public humiliation to murder.

Director: Brian De Palma
Stars:    Rachel McAdams, Noomi Rapace, Karoline Herfurth, Paul Anderson

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Instructions Not Included Rated PG-13 Comedy | Drama

A man who has made a new life for himself and the daughter left on his doorstep 6 years ago finds his family threatened when the birth mother resurfaces.

Director: Eugenio Derbez
Stars:    Eugenio Derbez, Karla Souza, Jessica Lindsey, Loreto Peralta

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The Lifeguard Rated R 98 min   -   Drama | Romance

A former valedictorian quits her reporter job in New York and returns to the place she last felt happy: her childhood home in Connecticut. She gets work as a lifeguard and starts a dangerous relationship with a troubled teenager.

Director: Liz W. Garcia
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Still in theaters



Lee Daniels' The Butler Rated: PG-13 132 min   -    6.2/10 
Stars: Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, John Cusack, Jane Fonda
Box Office: Weekend: $16.50M, Gross: $51.76M

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We're the Millers Rated: R 110 min   -   7.2/10 
Stars: Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer Aniston, Emma Roberts, Ed Helms
Box Office: Weekend: $13.05M, Gross: $91.29M

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The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones Rated: PG-13 130 min   -   6.9/10 
Stars: Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower, Robert Sheehan, Jemima West
Box Office: Weekend: $9.34M, Gross: $14.09M

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The World's End Rated: R 109 min   -    7.8/10 
Stars: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman, Rosamund Pike
Box Office: Weekend: $8.79M, Gross: $8.79M

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Planes Rated: PG 91 min   -    5.1/10 
Box Office: Weekend: $8.58M, Gross: $59.60M

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You're Next Rated: R 94 min   -    7.1/10 
Stars: Sharni Vinson, Joe Swanberg, AJ Bowen, Nicholas Tucci
Box Office: Weekend: $7.02M, Gross: $7.02M

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Elysium Rated: R 109 min   -    7.1/10 
Stars: Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley, Alice Braga
Box Office: Weekend: $6.93M, Gross: $68.88M

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Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters Rated: PG 106 min   -    6.5/10 
Stars: Logan Lerman, Alexandra Daddario, Brandon T. Jackson, Nathan Fillion
Box Office: Weekend: $5.27M, Gross: $48.42M

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Kick-Ass 2 Rated: R 103 min   -    7.3/10 
Stars: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Chloë Grace Moretz, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Jim Carrey
Box Office: Weekend: $4.37M, Gross: $22.53M

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Blue Jasmine Rated: PG-13 98 min   -    7.9/10 
Stars: Cate Blanchett, Alec Baldwin, Peter Sarsgaard, Sally Hawkins
Box Office: Weekend: $3.97M, Gross: $14.47M

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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

'Walking Dead,' 'Sons of Anarchy' and more New DVD Releases

As you can see The Walking Dead leads the pack of new DVD and Blu-ray releases for this upcoming week, when they hit the market on Tuesday, August 27th, 2013.
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'The Walking Dead' season three on blu-ray
The Walking Dead
: The Complete Third Season Starring Andrew Lincoln, Sarah Wayne Callies, David Morrissey
(on Amazon)
An excellent series that takes, of all things, a zombie apocalypse, and makes one hell of a human drama out of it.  Based on the Robert Kirkman comic of the same title, this show has been one surprise hit, setting Cable and TV records as it goes.

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'Sons of Anarchy' season five on dvd
Sons of Anarchy
: Season Five Starring Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal, Mark Boone Junior
(on Amazon)
Another great TV show that sneaks up on you and has you rooting for a biker gang as they try to climb out of the rut of crime, and taking a go at being legetimate.  But once your hands are that dirty, can they ever get clean?  Meanwhile, we find ourselve rooting for the characters and their personal battles.
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Grey’s Anatomy
: The Complete Ninth Season Starring Ellen Pompeo, Sandra Oh, Justin Chambers and Chandra Wilson
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OTHER TITLES COMING OUT THIS WEEK:

Barbie Mariposa & the Fairy Princess
Starring Kelly Sheridan, Maryke Hendrikse, Tabitha St. Germain
Eclipse Series 39: Early Fassbinder (Criterion Collection) Starring Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Karl Scheydt, Ulli Lommel  (1971)

Elementary
: The First Season Starring Jonny Lee Miller, Lucy Liu, Jon Michael Hill

Guilty Crown: Complete Series Part 1 (Limited Edition Blu-ray/DVD Combo) Starring Alexis Tipton, Austin Tindle, Micah Solusod and Monica Rial (2011)

Guilty Crown
: Complete Series, Part 2 (Blu-ray/DVD Combo) Starring Austin Tindle, Alexis Tipton, Micah Solusod and Monica Rial (2011)

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'The Great Gatsby' Leads New DVD's This Week

This week, when new DVD's hit the market today, Leonardo DiCaprio led the pack of talent.

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'The Great Gatsby' on dvd
The Great Gatsby
(Two-Disc Special Edition DVD + UltraViolet)
Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan
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Pain & Gain
(Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy)
Starring Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, Anthony Mackie
Pain and Gain garnered an mediocre 46% from critics on Rotten Tomatoes, and fans were close to following suit, giving it a 6.6 on IMDb.

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OTHER TITLES COMING OUT THIS WEEK
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At Any Price [Blu-ray] Starring Dennis Quaid, Zac Efron, Kim Dickens and Heather Graham
Barbie Mariposa & the Fairy Princess
Starring Kelly Sheridan, Maryke Hendrikse, Tabitha St. Germain

Dark Angel (I Come in Peace) [Blu-ray] Starring Dolph Lundgren, Brian Benben, Betsy Brantley  (1990)
Now You See Me
Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson

Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf’s
Starring Mary-Kate Olsen, Ashley Olsen, Candice Bergen

Stranded
[Blu-ray] Starring Christian Slater, Brendan Fehr, Amy Matysio

The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
(Blu-ray / DVD + Digital Copy) (1977)

To Be or Not to Be
(Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray] Starring Jack Benny, Carole Lombard and Robert Stack (1942)
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'Longmire' Season 2 Finale Left Exciting Cliff Hangers

The season two finale of Longmire, starring Robert Taylor came at us with a bit more energy and suspense than viewers are normally accustomed to.  And no, that was NOT a complaint.

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In the Longmire episode titled "Bad Medicine," a lot comes to fruition while more rears its ugly head.

For one, Detective Fales (a fan favorite actor, Charles Dutton) shows up with search warrants all over the place.  And he's thorough, as he hits Walt's office, home and Henry Standing Bear's (Lou Diamond Phillips) bar.  All in his all-out concerted effort to find the killer of Walt's wife's killer, Miller.

But it's not all a bed of roses, because in an uncharacteristic move, Henry has kept a memento of the beat-down the wife-murderer took from a hired thug, Hector.  One hired by Henry.  Come on Henry!  Really?

But there's more.


There's a murder on the reservation, and well, actually a suicide that Walt and Branch (Bailey Chase) see via a video tape.  This guy's name is Ridges but the odd part is, initially, that there's no body. 

In subsequent conversation between Branch and Jacob Nighthorse (A Martinez), it seems that Jacob "found" the body, and took it out and gave Ridges a proper Indian burial ceremony, fire and all.

Nighthorse shows Branch where the funeral pyre was, but threatens him to never step foot on the land again to get DNA evidence.

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Vic's (Katee Sackhoff) troublesome tormentor, Ed Gorski (Lee Tergesen) to a bloody pulp.  The odd thing is that Gorski seems pleased it happened, as he could implicate Walt and Vic in the situation.

Vic tries to clear the air with the dip-weed, but to no avail.

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By the end of the Longmire season finale, Walt is carrying Branch over his shoulder off the reservation.  Branch went back to get that DNA evidence and someone shot him.  In his weakened state, he said a dead man shot him.  Whaaa?

Henry gets arrested and looks like he'll be toted off to jail for the murder of Miller, but having not done it, we're left with who would hate Walt enough to make this happen?

Gorski checks out of the hospital, but leaves a note for her, saying see you soon.  Vic is pretty wound up and is laying in wait with her service pistol at the ready.

And that's how the season finale left us... baited and waiting for season three of Longmire.

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But...

Who shot Branch?  Was this some hokey bulls*t to get the cops off of Ridge's case, since Ridge seems to be implicated in Cady's (Cassidy Freeman) tire going flat and her getting hit by a car?

How will Vic end up dealing with this dick-weed named Gorski.  There's only one way to stop a man like him.  But will it come down to that?

With Henry headed to the klinker, and evidence pointing to the fact that someone NOT Walt, Henry or Hector having killed Miller, we have an entirely new can of worms to open up.  But who?  Cady maybe?  That would be one hell of a twist.

But more importantly, we have yet to hear about a season three renewal for Longmire.  But I can't imagine A and E's show NOT getting renewed.  If A and E renewed it for a second season, with a tad over 4M viewers on average, I would be surprised it does not come back.  The second season pulled in almost consistent but slightly higher numbers than the first season did.

And as the show becomes less about standard, canned police work and more of a serialized nature, I can't help but wonder how much better it will get.

Cross your fingers folks!!!

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Sunday, August 25, 2013

'Breaking Bad' Recap of "Confessions" - It's Gone Again...

After this, there is only five episodes of Breaking Bad left.  The heat is cranking up and all characters are starting to revv up for the series finale.

recap of 'Breaking Bad' episode titled "Confessions"

The episode, titled "confessions," opens to Todd recounting his adventures with Jesse and Walter while robbing the train. This to two hacks from his new drug ring.  Seriously, did he not remember Walter saying way back, never tell anyone?

Jerk wad.  And it looks like he's headed back into NM, with intent to cook the blue.  He thinks he can do it.

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Back from commercial break, we watch Hank try to get Jesse to talk, but basically, Jesse says "eat me."  Then Saul showed up.

Hank is despondent about his lack of cooperation from Walter's associates.

Going to break, we see Walter filming a confession.  I wonder what lies will be in there?

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recap of 'Breaking Bad' episode titled "Confessions"

Back from break, Walter, Sky, Hank and Marie are meeting for dinner in a public location.  Wha???  Hank looks pretty intense.  But this is Walter, asking them to leave his kids out of it.  Nothing more.  And Sky is on board with thinking the kids are safe.

Walt is such a dick, tossing sympathy blame towards Hank about letting it go because of the kids.  Then Marie makes a brutal suggestion, that Walt should kill himself.

Hank about confessing:  "Be a man and step up.  There is no other option."

Walt and Sky leave, and Walt gives him his "confession video."  Wow, what a f*er!  It's his "confession" of working for Hank and using Hank's connections to build a meth business.

Walter has hit new lows with this video tape and this is going to put Hank in a very fascinating corner.

I have no idea what I'd do in his situation.  Dang.

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Far out in the desert, Saul and Jesse meet Walter.  It's here that Walter learns from Jesse that Hank has not told anyone else in his office.

Walter suggests Jesse leave town and get away from town.  Start with a clean slate.  Jesse breaks down, asking Walt to quit working him.  Walt hugs him and I can't tell if it's genuine or his usual devious mode.

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Skylar is spacing out, but Walter is convinced his little video trick worked.  What a sanctimonious bitch.  (I'm talking Walt, not Sky)

recap of 'Breaking Bad' episode titled "Confessions"

It's looking like Jesse might be taking Walter's advice, but Jesse doesn't look so hot.  While Jesse waits for his ride out of town, something hits him.  That Saul stole the Ricin cigarette from him.  And he's seriously ticked!

In the subsequent scene, we see the duality of Walt's psych.  He comes ripping up to the entrance of the car wash, then as he touches the door, he changes instantly from frantic, to calm.

The episode ends with an angry Jesse dousing the inside of Walt's house with gasoline.

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I'm wondering if this new twist from Walt, with the video, which threatens not only Hank, but Sky's sister, Marie, might push Sky in the right direction finally.

Upcoming episode titles include To'hajiilee, Ozymandias, Granite State and Felina.

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'Big Brother' 15 terse recap for a Sunday: Tasty Nail Polish and Nominations!

Like I told you a few days ago in my last recap, Elissa won HoH and Judd got back into the Big Brother house.

But it seems very little is up this week, at least that's what I surmise because they seemed to draw it out prettly long with tidbits, recaps and what not during the competition. And I must say, this looked like a truly challenging game that was tough on the players, requiring their total focus, while entertaining to the viewer.

What's great is that as soon as Judd wins his way back into the house, almost everyone to a tee panics about how he's coming in, gunning for them.

The usual nomination begging dance starts up with everyone pinging off of Elissa.

Karma comes in Funny ways:  Aaryn absent mindedly tanked a gulp of her nail polish remover.

And the nominations that Elissa put up are Aaryn and McCrae.

LOL... McCrae says it sucks and that he's got to get himself off the block and keep Amanda from saying stupid things.

Aaryn balls her eyes out that Elissa singled her out.

Boom!  See ya next episode of Big Brother.

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Thursday, August 22, 2013

'Big Brother' Eviction Result and Returning Player Twist (w SPOILERS for Sunday)

Julie Chen calls it "history will be made," when an evicted player is getting a chance to return to the game.  But I have to say, the term "history," seems a bit much to describe this new twist.

Helen is pitching reasons to stay.  She even plays the "McCrae, imagine what it will be like when you're married to Amanda" mode.  She tells him he has to have the balls to go against Amanda.

Amanda has been told most of what Helen is saying, and I'm surprised she hasn't blown up at her.

Amanda was called "assertively honest" by Spencer, when she asked if she was seen as a bully.  LMAO.

With those annoying intros from Julie Chen, each house mouse casts their eviction votes

McCrae - Helen
Amanda - Helen
Ellisa - Spencer
Andy   - Helen
GinaMarie - Helen

She's evicted and there's the usual sniffle-fest after she leaves.

Well...  Helen is out the door, but into the fight to re-enter the game between the jurors.  But how seemingly unfair.  The jurors are fully fueled up while Helen has been a have-not and when she asked about food, Julie said it's part of the game.

The four jurors compete at the same time as the rest of the household competes for HoH.  So the jurors are competing to get back in, but if a juror wins the game, they get back in and become HoH.

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

OH 'Big Brother' For A Wed., Veto Night, 8-21-13

Andy and Helen chat, Andy fakes crying.

Amanda and McCrae making out, Elissa is the buzzkill that comes in the room.

Spencer's mad that Helen wants to back door him into the nominations.

The PoV game has a giant mechanical beaver hosting the game.  It's voiced by and sounds like that PoS ZingBot thing.  That thing alone can drive me away from this show.

GinaMarie is the first to be eliminated.  Helen was next out. (Amanda thinks this seals her fate.)  Then Andy.  Aaryn.  And then it's down to Spencer and Elissa.  But Elissa was tearing it up.  She's playing like a football player and plowing over people.

In the end, the VETO WINNER was Elissa.

Elissa is so much like her sister.  One week, falling apart, thinking about quitting.  The next, kicking ass, taking names and declaring victory to the end.  So next week, she'll be balling again?

During a simple recall of the "wine incident," Amanda and Aaryn get a wee bit on the feisty side!  LET IT GO AMANDA.  Jeezus.

It's POV time... Elissa uses the PoV on Helen and Aaryn replaces her with Spencer.  (No shock)  But she caps her replacement nom with the statement, "Because this is the corner I'm being pushed into."

Aaryn needs to spine up.

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'Survivor' Blood vs. Water, Contestants Announced... Team Bios

The upcoming season of Survivor, themed Blood vs. Water, will premiere a 90-minute episode on Wednesday, Sept 18th.  [Parent site Brusimm:-2013-2014-fall-tv-season-premiere-date-schedule ]

Survivor Blood vs Water Contestants



The season will have former contenders competing with family, and eventually, against the loved ones that were stupid enough to come along!  Some family dynamics might make this very interesting.

I always wonder when dating couples hit up a reality stress series, how much longer they have together?  :P

Be it as it may, here's the press release

CBS ANNOUNCES THE 20 CASTAWAYS COMPETING ON "SURVIVOR"
Special 90-Minute Season Premiere Airs Wednesday, Sept. 18

CBS announced today the 20 castaways who will compete against each other on SURVIVOR, when the Emmy Award-winning series returns for its 27th season with a special 90-minute premiere, Wednesday, Sept. 18 (8:00-9:30 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.   
The fall edition of SURVIVOR, themed "Blood vs. Water," will feature former players competing with – and ultimately against – their loved ones who share the same goal: to outwit, outplay, outlast and ultimately be crowned Sole Survivor. Will the returnees use their prior experience in the game to help their partners or will they leave their relatives alone to fend for themselves? Alliances and relationships will be tested and bonds will be broken when mothers, daughters, brothers, spouses and partners vie against each other in the ultimate competition, raising the question: which is thicker – Blood or Water?  
This edition of SURVIVOR will feature the return of Redemption Island, where castaways who have been eliminated from the game can seek redemption and return for a chance to win the million dollar prize.  The twist this season, however, is loved ones will be forced to choose whether to "save" their partner on Redemption Island and switch places with them, thus allowing their loved one to immediately re-enter the game, or leave them in exile to survive on their own.
The battle unfolds when these 20 castaways compete on SURVIVOR:
DATING 
Tyson Apostol                                         Rachel Foulger
Age: 34                                                    Age: 33
Provo, Utah                                              Provo, Utah    
Former Pro Cyclist/Shop Manager             Cocktail Waitress/Graphic Designer
            Survivor: Tocantins, 2nd Jury member
Heroes vs. Villains, 6th Voted Out

BROTHERS 

Aras Baskauskas                                    Vytas Baskauskas
Age: 31                                                   Age: 33
Santa Monica, Calif.                                 Santa Monica, Calif.   
Musician                                                 Yoga Instructor/Math Professor
            Survivor: Panama – Exile Island, Winner

MARRIED 
Rupert Boneham                                Laura Boneham
Age: 49                                               Age: 44
Indianapolis, Ind.                                   Indianapolis, Ind.   
Mentor for Troubled Teens                     Merchandiser
            Survivor: Pearl Island, 2nd Jury member
All Stars, 6th Jury member, Winner Fan-Favorite
            Heroes vs. Villains, 7th Jury member

MARRIED 
Candice Cody                                     John Cody
Age: 30                                                 Age: 30
Washington, D.C.                                  Washington, D.C.   
Physician, Anesthesiology Resident        Physician, Army Orthopedic Surgery  
Survivor: Cook Islands, 5th Jury Member  Resident
Heroes vs. Villains, 5th Jury Member     

MARRIED 
 
Monica Culpepper                            Brad Culpepper
Age: 42                                              Age: 44
Tampa, Fla.                                        Tampa, Fla.   
Former NFL Wife, homemaker             Attorney and retired NFL player
            Survivor: One World, 5th Voted Out

ENGAGED 
Colton Cumbie                                                      Caleb Bankston
Age: 22                                                                  Age: 26
Collinsville, Ala.                                                       Collinsville, Ala.    
Student Teacher                                                      Post Office Manager/Farmer
            Survivor: One World, 6th Out – Medically Evacuated

DATING 
Kat Edorsson                                         Hayden Moss
Age: 23                                                  Age: 26
Orlando, Fla.                                          Springtown, Texas    
Full-time Student/Sales                           Real Estate
            Survivor: One World, 6th Jury Member

MOTHER AND DAUGHTER 
Laura Morett                                        Ciera Eastin
Age: 43                                                 Age: 24
Salem, Ore.                                          Salem, Ore.   
Co-owner of Morett Construction             Cosmetology Student
            Survivor: Samoa, 3rd Jury Member

UNCLE AND NIECE
Gervase Peterson                                   Marissa Peterson
Age: 43                                                     Age: 21
Philadelphia, Pa.                                       Chapel Hill, N.C.   
Cigar Lounge Owner                                  Student
            Survivor: Borneo, 3rd Jury Member

MOTHER AND DAUGHTER 
Tina Wesson                                        Katie Collins
Age: 52                                                 Age: 25
Robbinsville, N.C.                                  New York, N.Y.   
Motivational Speaker                              Hedge Fund Support
            Survivor: Australia, Winner
All Stars, 1st Voted Out


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Movies New on DVD and Blu-ray This Week: 'Epic' and...

Here are the titles of some of movies that came out on DVD and Blu-ray this week... 

At least there's one good new family title that everyone under the roof can enjoy together, as well as an "age old classic" in the list...

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EPIC on DVD
Epic
Starring Colin Farrell, Josh Hutcherson, Amanda Seyfried {6.6}
Star Trek Into Darkness Starring Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana and Karl Urban on AMAZON INSTANT VIDEO {8.1}

Amour on DVD
Amour
Starring Jean-Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva {7.8}
Killing Season on DVD
Killing Season
Starring John Travolta, Robert De Niro and Milo Ventimiglia {5.3}
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Other Movie Titles

An American Ghost Story Starring Stephen Twardokus and Liesel Kopp
Charulata (Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray] Starring Madhabi Mukherjee, Shailen Mukherjee (1964)
Death Hunt [Blu-ray] Starring Charles Bronson, Lee Marvin and Angie Dickinson (1981)
No One Lives Starring Luke Evans, Brodus Clay and Adelaide Clemens
Peter Pan Return to Neverland: Special Edition (DVD + Digital Copy) Starring Blayne Weaver, Corey Burton, Kath Soucie and Harriet Owen (2002)
Peter Pan: Diamond Edition Starring Bobby Driscoll, Kathryn Beaumont, Paul Collins
Scary Movie 5 Starring Simon Rex, Ashley Tisdale, Charlie Sheen and Lindsay Lohan
Shadow Dancer Starring Andrea Riseborough, Clive Owen and Aidan Gillen
The Big City (Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray] Starring Madhabi Mukherjee, Anil Chatterjee and Jaya Bhaduri (1963)
The China Syndrome Starring Jane Fonda, Jack Lemmon and Michael Douglas (1979)
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TV Shows New on DVD; 'NCIS' and 'Revenge' and More

Some great TV series came out on DVD and Blu-ray this week, and thought I'd pass along the titles of the new releases....


New TV and Movie DVD/Blu-ray Titles
NCIS season 10 on DVD
NCIS
: The Complete Tenth Season
Boardwalk Empire on DVD
Boardwalk Empire
: The Complete Third Season Starring Steve Buscemi, Kelly Macdonald, Michael Shannon
Revenge
: The Complete Second Season Starring Emily VanCamp, Madeleine Stowe, Gabriel Mann
The Good Wife
: The Fourth Season
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Other TV Titles

Being Human: Season Five
Chuggington: Chug Patrol – Ready to Rescue
Diagnosis Murder: The Fifth Season Part One Starring Dick Van Dyke and Barry Van Dyke
Diagnosis Murder: The Fifth Season Part Two Starring Dick Van Dyke and Barry Van Dyke
(I see they're learning how to "screw the pooch" and breaking up the fifth season releases.)

Mike & Molly: The Complete Third Season Starring Billy Gardell, Melissa McCarthy, Reno Wilson and Katy Mixon
NCIS: Los Angeles – The Fourth Season
Parenthood: Season Four Starring Monica Potter, Peter Krause, Lauren Graham
Scooby-Doo: Stage Fright Starring Frank Welker, Mindy Cohn, Matthew Lillard and Wayne Brady
Star Trek: Enterprise – Complete Second Season [Blu-ray] Starring Scott Bakula, John Billingsley, Jolene Blalock
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