'The Astronaut Wives Club' Looks Back at America’s First 'Real Housewives' Show

The Astronaut Wives Club, a limited run series based on Lily Koppel’s book of the same name, premiered Thursday, June 18 on ABC (right before the network’s 2-hour season 3 debut of Mistresses, which offered a pretty good idea of where ABC expected The Astronaut Wives Club to fit into its line-up demographically). Image: ABC ...more
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3 Big Themes in Season 3 of 'Orange is the New Black'

Season 3 of Orange is the New Black returns again and again to several themes. My big 3 are the difficulties of maintaining a family while in prison, the need for some sort of spiritual hope, and the need for love. If you haven't watched all of season 3 yet, there are spoilers ahead. Parents in Prison Image: Netflix ...more

'Game of Thrones' Season Finale Proves It Again: GoT Fans Love Pain

Fans of HBO's Game of Thrones are squealing, keening and bemoaning their fates in the aftermath of a death-filled season finale. They are questioning their misplaced loyalty with the show, and they are pondering the various ways the dead may magically be brought back from the dark. They are tortured fools, but hold no pity for them. Game of Thrones fans are nothing if not lovers of torture, even if it is their own pain as viewers.  Image: HBO ...more

I AM EVEL KNIEVEL jumps onto Bluray this week!

 Coming to Bluray this week from director/producer Derik Murray and Virgil Films is an in-depth and candid look at the life of a man who said I AM EVEL KNIEVEL. In the 1960’s a man named Evel Knievel would be destined to become a legend.From a small town in Butte, Montana, Knievel started his life as a rebel and a bit of a blooming daredevil. From rodeo rider, to pole-vaulter to semi-pro hockey player and motocross racer, he lived on the edge. He would begin to promote himself as the daredevil motorcyclist who would jump things most men wouldn’t think to jump....more

FOR THE EMPEROR Thrills on Bluray!

Coming to Bluray from director Park Sang-jun and Well Go USA Entertainment is a tale of loyalty when it is FOR THE EMPEROR. This film tells the story of Lee Hwan (Lee Min-ki), a baseball player from Busan who is disgraced from the league because of a game fixing scandal. Hoping to make a comeback, Hwan finds a job in the mean time with Emperor Capital, a loan company. Jeong Sang-ha (Park Sung-woong) runs this organization of crime through the one-two combo of loyalty and cold-bloodedness. Taking Hwan in, Sang-ha show him the life of power with the flow of money. ...more

MAGIC MIKE XXL

The time has come ladies for that night out you’ve been waiting for all year from director Gregory Jacobs and Warner Bros. is MAGIC MIKE XXL. It has been three years since Mike (Channing Tatum) has graced a strip floor as his dream of building custom furniture has happened. Being his own boss, Mike is trying to do right by his one employee but money is tight and relationships over. ...more

TERMINATOR GENIYSIS

Arriving in time to light up the Fourth of July with director Alan Taylor and Paramount Pictures is TERMINATOR GENYSIS. It’s the future as John Connor (Jason Clarke) is still leading the resistance against the machines. Taking a young boy under his wings and now a man, Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney) follows John into battle. There plan is to take down Skynet for one final time. ...more

THE STRAIN: Season One is more than just a Bluray!

On Bluray from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment is the creepy and wickedly awesome THE STRAIN: Season One. From Executive Producer and writer Guillermo Del Toro, Carlton Cuse and Chuck Hogan comes the story of Ephraim Goodweather (Corey Stoll), the head of the Center for Disease Control he is called to a virus that has killed passengers on an airplane arriving at JFK International. Thinking this is weird enough but there are a few survivors who he immediately quarantines until they can discover what is the cause of the deaths. ...more

Inside Out | A Kids (and Grown-ups) Guide to Emotional Connection

I love Pixar. Their movies always pull at the heart strings and those are my favorite kind of movies. I think I've cried watching almost every single one of the Pixar Films. I grew up with Toy Story and the adventures of those toys and how much they loved Andy. It got me every time. Inside Out rings true as another beloved Pixar film and another one for the record books....more

The Antidote To Shame

I remember the elbow squeeze very well.When I was a young girl, it was always delivered during a time that was considered particularly important: at a wedding or some other kind of grown-up thing, at a rich family member’s house, an important social event. It was as harmless as a sideways glance or a raised finger telling a child not to touch a hot stove, but still, it was a tacit reminder to be on my best behavior....more

7 Must-See Post-Apocalyptic Shows

It's no big secret: the novel I am polishing this month is a post-apocalyptic story. I have an obsession love for the genre that has spurred on my very first novel and a short story as well.  Today, I'm going to give you the top 7 post-apocalyptic shows that will inspire you, keep you wanting more, and make you glad that you're watching events unfold across a screen and not in real life. Without further ado:...more

As seen on TV: Doofus Dads

I know a lot of sitcoms from the 1980s: The Cosby Show, Growing Pains, Webster, Small Wonder, Whose the Boss?, My Two Dads, Diff'rent Strokes, Family Ties, The Wonder Years...there are a lot of them. Their theme songs get stuck in my head sometimes and I can recall a fair amount of the plot lines. I can also recall that they were fun for the whole family to watch....more

AVALANCHE SHARKS

This week On Demand and Digital HD is a film with bite from MarVista Digital Entertainment and director Scott Wheeler with AVALANCHE SHARKS. This film starts on Mammoth Mountain as co-eds head up for Bikini Snow Day. It only takes a moment before there is trouble as an avalanche brings down parts of the mountain. What Wade (Alexander Mendeluk), Diana (Kate Nauta), Lars (Benjamin Easterday), Dale (Eric Scott Woods) and Madison (Kelle Cantwell) don’t know is that an ancient evil has awaken! ...more