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Our daily pick for tonight, Wednesday, December 18, 2013 is the 1964 classic film, "Mary Poppins," on ABC Family at 8:00.
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Jimmy Smits has been a guest star in the last two seasons of FX's Sons of Anarchy. Prior to that the actor appeared in NYPD Blue and LA Law, amongst other shows. Some of the shows that Jimmy checks into include:
Check out our interview with Jimmy for more insights.
Morris Levy is the producer of the HBO film, "Seduced and Abandoned" in which actor Alec Baldwin and director James Toback’s attempt to raise financing for a new film. When not busy producing movies, here's what Levy likes to watch:
Check out our interview with Levy for more insights.
Featured TV Reviews
TV Show Review – Six By Sondheim
Rating: 5 (out of 5). HBO’s “Six by Sondheim” is a documentary that pays tribute to Stephen Sondheim. This story of his life is told by James Lupine, the man who collaborated with Sondheim on “Sunday in the Park With George,” “Into the Woods” and “Passion.” The film focuses on six Sondheim songs to provide [...]
TV Show Review – Bonnie & Clyde
Rating: 3 (out of 5). A&E, Lifetime and the History Channel will all air the two night mini-series, “Bonnie and Clyde.” This new version of the story of the famous couple comes complete with a Clyde who is oddly gifted with a second sight and a Bonnie who wants to be an actress. The critics [...]
TV Show Review – Kirstie
Rating: 3 (out of 5). Kirstie Alley is back on TV as Broadway star Madison Banks in this new comedy series on TV Land. Arlo (Eric Petersen), the son she gave up for adoption 26 years ago, shows up one day, and she has to adjust to this new situation. The critics are comparing it [...]
TV Show Review – Mob City
Rating: 3 (out of 5). TNT’s new series “MobCity” takes us to 1947 Los Angeles and the war between the mobsters and the corrupt police force as they fight for control of the city. This film noir series from Frank Darabont (Walking Dead, Shawshank Redemption) is heavy on mood and cast but perhaps light on the [...]
- TV Show Review – Six By Sondheim
New on VOD
Here are the new VOD films for the week of December 17, 2013. Click on a movie title for more information, trailers and reviews.
Cutie and the Boxer. Rating: 5 (out of 5). A reflection on love, sacrifice, and the creative spirit, this candid New York story explores the chaotic 40-year marriage of renowned "boxing" painter Ushio Shinohara and his artist wife, Noriko. The film will be available on VOD starting Thursday, December 19th. Los Angeles Times calls it “remarkable.” Reviews, video and more.
Elysium. Rating: 4 (out of 5). The year is 2154. The wealthiest human beings now reside in a man-made space station called Elysium, and the rest of the population is on a ruined Earth. Max, an ordinary guy desperate to go to Elysium is the only person with the chance to bring the two worlds together. The New Yorker writes, “At last, a good big film.” Reviews, video and more.
Prisoners. Rating: 4 (out of 5). Keller Dover (Hugh Jackman) is currently living every parent’s worst nightmare. His six-year-old daughter is missing, together with her young friend, Joy. The police’s investigation, led by Detective Loki (Jake Gyllenhaal) provides them with only one lead, a dilapidated RV that had been parked earlier on their street. The driver has been arrested, but lack of evidence forces the police to release him from custody. Dover decides to take matters into his own hands. The movie will be available on VOD starting Tuesday, December 17th. The Hollywood Reporter writes, “A difficult subject is bolstered by outstanding performances and masterly filmmaking.” Reviews, video and more.
We Are What We Are. Rating: 4 (out of 5). In this remake of a 2010 Mexican horror film of the same name, the Parkers, a seemingly wholesome and benevolent family, always kept to themselves. But a torrential rainstorm provides an opportunity for local authorities to uncover the family’s tightly kept secret. The film will be available on VOD starting December 17. According to The Hollywood Reporter, “We Are What We Are sustains not only suspense, but also internal logic.” Reviews, video and more.
The Family. Rating: 3 (out of 5). The Manzonis, a notorious mafia family, have been placed under witness protection program and are relocated to Normandy, France. But fitting in becomes a challenge as old habits die hard. The film will be available on VOD on Tuesday, December 17th. The Philadelphia Inquirer says, “The Family is like a cheap cut of meat, cooked by a connoisseur.” Reviews, video and more.
One Direction: This Is Us. Rating: 3 (out of 5). The film is an all-access pass to the life on the road for the global music phenomenon, One Direction. It also tells the humble beginnings of the boys to their meteoric rise to fame. It will premiere on VOD on December 17th. According to USA Today, “It's an entertaining look at the boy band, but it's not a true documentary.” Reviews, video and more.
The Lone Ranger. Rating: 2 (out of 5). Tonto, a native American spirit warrior tells the untold stories that transformed John Reid into a legend of justice in this new version of the classic story. The two must work together and fight greed and corruption amidst humorous friction and surprises. The film will be available on DVD and VOD starting Tuesday, December 17th. According to USA Today, “it's a 2½-hour slog, with tonal inconsistencies and monotonous, drawn-out action sequences. Scenes alternate between frenetic and tedious.” Reviews, video and more.
Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters. Rating: 2 (out of 5). The son of Poseidon and his friends make their way to the Sea of Monsters to search for the Mythical Golden Fleece. Watch for it on VOD starting Tuesday, December 17th. USA Today says, “The saga gets points for attempting to illuminate the world of Greek mythology for young audiences, but it's too bad that the result is largely lackluster.” Reviews, video and more.
Kick-Ass 2. Rating: 2 (out of 5). In this superhero action-comedy film based on the comic book of the same name and sequel to the 2010 original, the world’s first super villain has assembled his own evil league and puts a plan in motion to get back on Kick-Ass and Hit Girl after what they have done to his dad. Kick-Ass 2 will be available on VOD starting Tuesday, December 17th. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch calls the film “a superhero satire that might have seemed fresh and ferocious were it not for the original “Kick-Ass.”” Reviews, video and more.