Tuesday, December 31, 2013

New TV Episodes Tonight, Tue, 12-31-13

New TV Episodes Tonight, Tue, 12-31-13


Here's a quick list of what's new on TV tonight, Tuesday, December 31, 2013

As you can see, it's all focused on the obvious... the welcoming of 2014 into our lives!

8 pm --------------------------------------

Live From Lincoln Center | PBS

Moonshiners: Outlaw Cuts | DSC

New Year's Rockin' Eve Presents the 30 Greatest Women in Music | ABC

9 pm --------------------------------------

Moonshiners | DSC

The Drama Queen | E!

10 pm --------------------------------------

Backyard Oil: After the Gush | DSC

Dick Clark's Primetime New Year's Rockin' Eve With Ryan Seacrest 2014 | ABC

New Year's Code | MTV

New Year's Eve With Carson Daly | NBC

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New Movies Coming Out This Week, Friday, Jan 3, 2013

New Movies Coming Out This Week, Friday, Jan 3, 2013

Before hitting up new movies this week, here's how the box office top-10 panned out over the previous weekend.

The Hobbit is holding its own, Frozen was close behind, while the rest of the pack was chasing these two fan and famliy favorites.

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Now here's the new movie(s) opening this week:

Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones

Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones promo art


Rated R; 84 min   -   Horror | Thriller

After being "marked," Jesse begins to be pursued by mysterious forces while his family and friends try to save him.

Director: Christopher Landon (Paranormal Activity franchise, Disturbia)
Stars:    Andrew Jacobs, Molly Ephraim, Richard Cabral, Crystal Santos

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Open Grave

Open Grave with Sharlto Copley


Rated R; 102 min -      Horror | Mystery | Thriller

A man wakes up in the wilderness, in a pit full of dead bodies, with no memory and must determine if the murderer is one of the strangers who rescued him, or if he himself is the killer

Director: Gonzalo López-Gallego
Stars:    Sharlto Copley, Joseph Morgan, Thomas Kretschmann, Erin Richards

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The Box Office Top Ten Movies in Theaters Now...

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug     $29.9M

Frozen
Frozen     $28.8M

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues     $20.1M
American Hustle     $19.6M
The Wolf of Wall Street     $18.5M
Saving Mr. Banks     $14M
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty     $13M
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire     $10.2M
47 Ronin     $9.87M
Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas  $7.4M

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Monday, December 30, 2013

Mysterious Alien Ship or Dragon Egg Under Seattle?

Reign of Fire

One of my favorite fun dragon flick is the 2002 film, Reign of Fire from Buena Vista Pictures, starring Dark Knight's Christian Bale, Interstellar's Matthew McConaughey, & Gerard Butler.

It's basically about humanity trying to survive a dragon infested Earth.  And it all started with the London Underground mining project encountering and waking up a hibernating dragon.

Or how about the 1967 film, Quatermass and the Pit (AKA Five Million Years to Earth) where they find, again in the London Underground project, a mysterious buried spacecraft, starting all kinds of troubles!

So many movies tap into the mystery of strange things found under the ground during mining, excavation, cave exploration or even satellite imaging... and it's a great way to start the mystery of the movie.  (If it's done well)

Now, on to the reality of What's Under Seattle!

Bertha was stopped by an obstruction under Seattle


New DVD/BD Releases Tuesday, December 31, 2013

New DVD/BD Releases Tuesday, December 31, 2013


This Tuesday, 12-31-13, there are a few new and a few classic DVD/BD titles as well.  And as usual, there's a bunch of odd DVD and Blu-ray titles that I didn't even bother adding to the list.

Of the more known movies, we have Joseph Gordon-Levitt's Don Jon, a collection of movies from a classic TV series and The Butler comes to digital release.

Check out what's coming out on Tuesday:
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Don Jon [Blu-ray] with Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Scarlett Johansson


Don Jon [Blu-ray]
Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Scarlett Johansson

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Dragon Ball Z Season 1 on Blu-ray


Dragon Ball Z: Season 1 [Blu-ray]

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Sweetwater on DVD, w Ed Harris


Sweetwater
Starring Ed Harris and Jason Isaacs

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When Calls the Heart Starring Maggie Grace, Stephen Amell


When Calls the Heart
Starring Maggie Grace, Stephen Amell, Lori Laughlin and Jean Smart


New TV Episodes Tonight, Mon, 12-30-13

new on TV tonight, Monday, December 30, 2013

Here's a quick list of what's new on TV tonight, Monday, December 30, 2013.

The only thing that has our attention is Major Crimes.

8 pm --------------------------------------

Love & Hip Hop | VH1

WWE Monday Night Raw | USA

9 pm --------------------------------------

Cake Boss | TLC

Major Crimes | TNT

Vanderpump Rules | BRAVO

9:30 pm --------------------------------------

Cake Boss | TLC

10 pm --------------------------------------

Bakery Boss | TLC

Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives | FOOD

Independent Lens | PBS

James May's Man Lab | BBC

Street Outlaws | DSC

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Sunday, December 29, 2013

New TV Episodes Tonight, Sun, 12-29-13

what's new on TV tonight, Sunday, December 29, 2013

Here's a quick rundown of what's new on TV tonight, Sunday, December 29, 2013, but not to worry.  We're still in the holiday television programming mode and most of your regularly scheduled prime time shows are still on their "mid-season" breaks.  Sigh.


8 pm --------------------------------------

Sunday Night Football: Eagles at Cowboys
 | NBC | starts at: 8:20 (Eastern time)

The Real Housewives of Atlanta
 | BRAVO

9 pm --------------------------------------

Alaska: The Last Frontier
 | DSC

Hawaii Life
 | HGTV

Kennedy Center Honors
 | CBS

Sister Wives
 | TLC

Taken for Ransom
 | LIFE

Thicker Than Water: The Tankards
 | BRAVO

Tosh.0 Ladies Night
 | COMEDY


9:30 pm --------------------------------------

Hawaii Life
 | HGTV

10 pm --------------------------------------

Breaking the Faith
 | TLC

Cutthroat Kitchen
 | FOOD

Dude, You're Screwed
 | DSC

E! News Special
 | E!

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Saturday, December 28, 2013

Dark Horse Previews for 1-8-14: Halo, Star Wars

I took a gander at a few things coming out from Dark Horse Comics on January 8th, 2014.

One preview was a Halo title, the other, a Star Wars title.

Halo Initiation from Dark Horse


Halo Initiation HC (A 3-Issue Collected Series)

Creators

Writer:      Brian Reed
Artist:      Marco Castiello
Colorist:      Michael Atiyeh
Cover Artist:      John Liberto

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Before she was a supersoldier defending humanity as part of the Spartan-IV program, Sarah Palmer was an ODST—Orbital Drop Shock Trooper—carrying out the most dangerous missions behind enemy lines!

(Light SPOILERS Ensue)

It's a time without Master Chief, and humanity must rally on against its threats, without Spartans. 

Friday, December 27, 2013

Duck Dynasty Gets Robertson Reinstated

A and E network has lifted Phil Robertson's suspension from Duck Dynasty

A and E network has lifted Phil Robertson's suspension and production one of their biggest hits, Duck Dynasty, is slated for continued production later this spring.

I guess the pressure that the Robertson family put on the network as far as threatening to not go on without their family member...  guess it worked and A and E didn't want to lose their gold mine.

What's been interesting in this process was that even though A and E suspended Robertson, they did little else.  They even left the programming in place where they had a holiday Duck Dynasty marathon on Dec 25th.

And this all took place after they renegotiated the Dynasty contract for the show, after a long standoff on pay, they finally settled on $200k, PER EPISODE.

In a statement from the network on continuing the show with Phil Robertson...

Netflix Users: Movies Leaving The Pay Service Jan 1

Netflix Movies Leaving The Service on Jan 1

Hey gang, due to some contractual issues, like contract expiration's, etc., some movies will be leaving the service.  At least temporarily.

If you have a hankering for Being John Malkovich, Braveheart, Jarhead, Platoon, Serpico, Species, The Andromeda Strain, The Faculty, Titanic, Top Gun or others, then you might want to git on over there and start watching!

You only have until January 1st!

AND DON'T FORGET...

House of Cards premieres on Netflix on February 14th, 2014.

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Here's the list of movies/series exiting the service.

1492: Conquest of Paradise
50 First Dates
A Shot in the Dark
An Inconvenient Truth
As Good as It Gets
Alice in Wonderland
(1951, Disney)
Back to School
Being John Malkovich
Biloxi Blues
Body of Evidence
Born on the Fourth of July
Braveheart
Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo
Brick
Can’t Hardly Wait
Capote
Cold Comfort Farm
Dark Shadows
(TV series-all seasons)
Desperado
Do the Right Thing
Dressed to Kill
Elizabethtown
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
F/X 2
Far From Heaven
Flashdance

Entertainment News From The Week Ending Friday, 12-27-13

Entertainment News From The Week Ending Friday, 12-27-13 from CInema Static


Today's bit of Friday TV news includes the following:

Discovery Channel News

Duck Dynasty

Hannibal

The Americans

The Thundermans

Vikings

X-Factor Trounced by Charlie Brown

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Is Duck Dynasty in jeopardy?
We all know (I assume) what cast member Phil Roberstson did, when he "quoted the bible" with his anti-gay statements.  And A and E suspended him from the Duck Dynasty production.

Now the Robertson family is standing together and while in the midst of negotiating future shows, they're saying that they can't do the show without Phil.

In their statement, they're emphasizing their religious belief, saying they are disappointed that he's been put on suspension for expressing his faith.

We'll see how things pan out.

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In case you're wondering, Hannibal is returning for its second season on NBC on February 28th, 2014.  Mark your calendars... if this is your thing.  I tried an episode and it must have been the wrong timing.  It did not sit well with me!  More of a gross thing than anything else.

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Speaking of returning, FX's The Americans is returning on Feb. 26 for its second season.  It's been a surprisingly good show.

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As History Channel's PR release says, the raid continues.

The press release starts out with,

The epic tale continues in 10 all-new episodes of VIKINGS, premiering Thursday, February 27 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on HISTORY®. The hit scripted drama series centers on Ragnar (Travis Fimmel), a restless young warrior and family man who longs to find and conquer new lands across the sea and claim the spoils as his own. Now he is an Earl, allied with King Horrik (Donal Logue). With more power than ever before, his desire to sail west and explore new kingdoms remains unquenchable.

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New to the cast of VIKINGS are Alexander Ludwig (The Hunger Games) as Bjorn, the intelligent and bold warrior son of Ragnar Lothbrok, and Linus Roache (Law & Order) as Ecbert, King of Wessex, a man of strength, knowledge and undisguised ambition. They join Travis Fimmel as Ragnar Lothbrok; Katheryn Winnick as Lagertha, a fierce shield maiden and Ragnar’s wife; Clive Standen as Rollo, Ragnar’s impulsive, wild, care-free brother; George Blagden as Athelstan, a young and not-so-innocent Monk; Jessalyn Gilsig as Siggy, beautiful wife of the late Earl Haraldson;  Donal Logue as King Horrik, who desires to make the increasingly famous Earl Ragnar an ally and supporter; Gustaf Skarsgard, a ship builder who designs the new generation of Vikings ships; and Alyssa Sutherland as Princess Aslaug, Ragnar’s new love interest.

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Nickelodeon announced that they've ordered a second season of their superhero comedy The Thundermans.

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Classic Holiday Trumps The X-Factor Finale

Nothing says you're show is irrelevant when the finale episode of your reality TV show is trumped in the ratings by 'A Charlie Brown Christmas.'

TV By NUmbers reported that an encore airing of Charlie Brown 's Christmas dusted the first hour of the finale episode of The X-Factor.

Dang.  But I also remember in some previous media questioning  whether the show is even going to come back or not next season...  so hey, maybe this is a harbinger for the show.

[tvbythenumbers]

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The Discovery Channel announced that 2013 was their best year in viewership in 12 years.

Their press release accredited "SKYWIRE WITH NIK WALLENDA was the #1 live event on cable for the year and SHARK WEEK delivered its highest rated and most watched year (in 26 years!). Discovery also had 11 series that averaged more than two million total viewers in 2013."

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New TV Episodes Tonight, Friday, December 27, 2013


New TV Episodes Tonight, Friday, December 27, 2013
Here's a quick list of new TV episodes airing tonight, Friday, 12-27-13. 

8 pm --------------------------------------

Gold Rush: Pay Dirt
 | DSC

Styled to Rock
 | BRAVO

WWE SmackDown
 | Syfy

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Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta: Unveiled
 | TLC

9 pm --------------------------------------

American Masters
 | PBS

Gold Rush: The Dirt
 | DSC

Nikita
 | CW (Series finale)

Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta
 | TLC

The First 48
 | A&E

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Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta: Unveiled
 | TLC

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Bering Sea Gold
 | DSC

Secret Wedding
 | TLC

Sounding Off: The 2013 Year in Music
 | E!

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