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Did Tom Cruise And The Church Of Scientology Tap Nicole Kidman's Phone Lines?

January 27th, 2015 7:37am EST
Did Tom Cruise And The Church Of Scientology Tap Nicole Kidman's
On Sunday, the Sundance Film Festival hosted the premiere of "Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief," a new documentary about Scientologists from filmmaker Alex Gibney.

And according to those who saw "Going Clear" at the festival, the film has revealed startling new information about Scientology, and just how deeply it cuts into the entertainment industry.

It's so much more horrible than you'd think.

For one, the film claims that the Church was not a fan of Tom Cruise's wife Nicole Kidman (her father is a psychiatrist, and psychiatrists are the enemy), and at Cruise's request...
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Early Preview: SyFy's '12 Monkeys'

November 9th, 2014 7:15pm EST
Early Preview: Aaron Stanford Mesmerizes In SyFy's '12 Monkeys'
Aaron Stanford electrifies in SyFy's reboot of Bruce Willis' 1995 action flick, '12 Monkeys.' It is rare in a pilot for an actor to hit a character so completely and so perfectly. However, in '12 Monkeys,' Aaron amazingly hits every single possible nuance, note and facet of his character from start to finish. He was great as nerdy hacker Birkhoff in 'Nikita,' but in '12 Monkeys,' he's mesmerizing. During New York Comic Con, I caught a sneak preview of the pilot episode.

At the basic level, '12 Monkeys' follows a post-apocalyptic earth in the year 2043. Desperate to avoid a population-reduc...
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'Robot Chicken' Remains Awesomely Irreverant

November 6th, 2014 9:15pm EST
Interview: 'Robot Chicken' Remains Awesomely Irreverant
Everytime I interview the 'Robot Chicken' cast, I wonder if there's ever anything new I can ask them and if there's anything new they can do, idea wise. Considering they've desecrated almost everything in our 80s childhood from Disney to Nancy Drew to Hasbro since 2005, is there REALLY anything else they can mock, satirize or defecate upon? According to 'Robot Chicken' writer, Breckin Myer, yes. Yes, there is. As long as TV continues to release new shows, companies release new toys and studios release new films like 'Guardians of the Galaxy' they will always, ALWAYS have new stuff. So, eff ...
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TNT's 'The Librarians' Is Your Next Guilty Pleasure!

November 5th, 2014 8:08pm EST
TNT - The Librarians
I am a major fan of the original made-for-TV movie series, 'The Librarian' including a post-'ER' Noah Wyle's surprising involvement and portrayal of the multi-degree nerdy slacker, Flynn. The 'Librarians' is a guilty pleasure, but it's a full-hearted pleasure. So, when I heard TNT planned on turning it into a series, OF COURSE I wanted to interview the cast at NYCC.

About the Show
The 'Librarians,' produced by Dean Devlin ('Leverage') and John Rogers ('Transformers'), surrounds an organization hidden beneath the Metropolitan Library dedicated to protecting the world from mystical artifacts...
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Interview: SyFy's 'Bitten' Cast Bites Into the Big Apple

November 4th, 2014 1:15am EST
SyFy's 'Bitten' Cast Bites Into the Big Apple
Interviewing the cast of SyFy's 'Bitten' was one of my New York Comic Con highlights. I loved Kelley Armstrong's original novel 'Bitten,' which the TV show surrounds. The first season surrounds fledgling werewolf Elena (Laura Vandervoort) who avoids both the pack that 'raised' her and her longtime pack lover, Clay (Greyston Holt). Although bitten a decade ago, Elena prefers a human existence with her human lover, Philip, until a series of murders near her pack's home calls her back. The rest of the season features Elena's relationships with her fellow pack members including confidant Logan ...
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Meet 'I Am Santa Claus's' Mick Foley

November 2nd, 2014 11:53pm EST
Interviewing 'I Am Santa Claus's' Mick Foley
I leapt for joy when the opportunity to interview WWE wrestler and subject of Tommy Avallone's documentary "I Am Santa Claus" arrived. "I Am Santa Claus" is the latest film underneath the "Morgan Spurlock Presents" label. It looks at the lives of five Department Store Santas the other 364 days of the year. Its primary subjects include crusty Santa Russell, Bear-ish Santa Jim, Christmas enthusiast Mick Foley, feuding Santa Nicholas (president of the Order of Real Bearded Santas), and singer Santa Bob.

Don't let the tag line "Whose lap is your child sitting on" fool you. The documentary was ...
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Screamfest LA 2014 – Best Of Fest ‘Wrap Up’

October 24th, 2014 11:20am EDT
SF
Another year has gone by and it was a thrilling time for sights and scares at the "Screamfest LA 2014." But we always highlight the best of the best, so here are the winners of the...

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BEST OF SCREAMFEST LA 2014!

Best Film: By miles the fantastic, groundbreaking and tour de force flick for lead actress Ashley C. Williams “Julia.” (Runner Up – “Refuge”)

Best Short: The stylistic short “Evil Twin” was not only cool, but announced an emerging talent in cool director Christian Pfeil. (Runner Up – “Monstro!”)

Best Performance by an Actress: Ashley C. Williams in ...
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Screamfest LA 2014 Interview – ‘Julia’ Actress Ashley C. Williams On Becoming An Angel Of Vengeance

October 23rd, 2014 12:48pm EDT
Julia
Celebrating remarkable acting work is a must when a singular performance is witnessed that makes a lasting impression. In the case of the tour-de-force turn by actress Ashley C. Williams in the powerful new rape-revenge flick “Julia” it’s a case of pointing a spotlight on something movie goers have never seen before. As the titular unforgettable character, Williams runs the emotional gamut of innocence, vulnerability, sadness, anger, and vengeance all wrapped up in one captivating performance that can only be described as arresting. (See the review of the film from our Screamfest LA 2014...
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Screamfest LA 2014 – ‘Final Film Reviews’

October 22nd, 2014 12:40pm EDT
Screamfest LA 2014 – ‘Final Film Reviews’
It’s almost dying time horror hounds! That’s right the “14th Annual Screamfest 2014” taking place in Los Angeles Oct. 14 through Oct. 23 at the TLC Chinese 6 Theaters (for more info go to www.screamfestla.com) is coming to a close soon and we’re throwing some final reviews of feature films at you fast and furious like a knife to the head. Check out the good, bad and bloody reviewed below!

NEW FILMS

Refuge: Another case where Director Andrew Robinson would be perfect to helm an emotional episode of "The Walking Dead." Refuge is a mired in a somber mood of every man for himself and s...
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Screamfest LA 2014 - 'Shorts Reviews'

October 22nd, 2014 11:05am EDT
Screamfest LA 2014 - 'Shorts Reviews'
What would a horror fest be without those nasty little cinematic nuggets known as shorts? At the current "14th Annual Screamfest 2014" taking place in Los Angeles Oct. 14 through Oct. 23 at the TLC Chinese 6 Theaters (for more info go to www.screamfestla.com) there has been a barrage of such mini-flicks big and small that have graced the scary silver screen. So we’ve put together some equally tight reviews that delve deep into a whopping three different shorts programs (with six to seven films in each!) that have everything from killer kidney stones to scary neighbors who don’t appreciate...
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