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New Elementary Season 4,Episode 9 Official Spoilers,Description Hit The Net

Recently, CBS revealed the new,official synopsis/description for their upcoming "Elementary" episode 9 of season 4. The episode is entitled, "Murder Ex Machina," and it turns out that we're going to see some very interesting stuff take place as Watson gets invited to a private dinner by Sherlock's father. Holmes and Watson also investigate a case that involves a vicious killer/hacker, and more! In the new, 9th episode press release: Holmes And Watson Search For A Computer Hacker Responsible For A Russian Billionaire's Murder, On "Elementary," Thursday, Jan. 21. Press release number 2: Holmes and Watson will end up searching for a computer hacker responsible for three murders, including the death of a Russian billionaire who was visiting New York City. Also, Joan will be shocked to receive a solo dinner invitation from Sherlock's father. Guest stars feature: Josh Cooke (Phil Balsam), Betty Gilpin (Fiona Helbron), John Ventimiglia (Harry Magarac), Cindy Cheung
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'The Sopranos' Rewind: Season 1, Episode 9: 'Boca'

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'The Sopranos' Rewind: Season 1, Episode 9: 'Boca'
Welcome to the ninth installment of our summer trip through "The Sopranos" season 1. When I revisited early seasons of "The Wire," as well as the whole run of "Deadwood," I did separate versions of each review for newcomers and veterans, but over time realized that the newcomers weren't commenting much, if at all, and that it therefore made sense to simply do one review. Any significant spoilers for episodes beyond the one being reviewed will be contained in a separate section at the end of the review; so long as you avoid that, and the comments, you should be fine. Thoughts on the ninth episode, “Boca," coming up just as soon as you lie like I play the French horn... "I didn't hurt nobody." -Tony In the grand scheme of "Sopranos" season 1, the most important part of "Boca" takes place on a Jersey golf course, where Uncle Junior and Tony
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New Good Wife Season 6,Episode 19 Official Spoilers,Description Revealed By CBS

Recently, CBS delivered the new,official synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "The Good Wife" episode 19 of season 6. The episode is entitled, "Winning Ugly," and it turns out that we're going to see some very interesting and drama-filled stuff as Alicia and company get attacked with a State's Attorney Election voting recount scandal. They'll try to fight it off, and more! In the new, 19th episode press release: Alicia And Eli Try To Stop A Recount When Potential Voter Fraud Is Discovered In The State's Attorney Election. Press release number 2: When potential voter fraud is discovered in the State's Attorney election, Eli and Alicia are going to take steps to stop a recount by enlisting the help of a well-respected civil rights lawyer, Spencer Randolph (Ron Rifkin). Also, Diane is going to learn she unwittingly submitted false evidence in Cary's case. Guest stars feature: Ron Rifkin (Spencer Randolph), John Procaccino
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Ava’s Possessions | 2015 SXSW Film Festival Review

Low Spirits: Galland’s Energetic Supernatural Comedy Doesn’t Retain Dominion

The increasingly tenuous distinction between what constitutes either horror or comedy is further exemplified in Ava’s Possessions, the third feature from multifaceted Jordan Galland. A modified spin on the popular subgenre of demonic possession and exorcism titles that we’ve long been familiar with, Galland’s latest is a comedy marinated generously with supernatural elements. Amusing yet never as clever as one would hope it to be, this plays rather like the simple structure of mainstream fodder like The Hangover parading around in a Halloween costume. Those hoping for something eerie, creepy, or atmospheric will be disappointed, but fans of its attractive cast and some impressive production elements makes this more appealing than dubious detractors may predict.

Ava’s (Louisa Krause) been possessed by a demon for the past month, but with the support of her parents (Deborah Rush,
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Trailer Round-Up: Hotel Transylvania 2, iZombie, Ava’s Possessions

"The Drac pack is back" in the new teaser trailer for Hotel Transylvania 2, in which Frank (Frankenstein's monster, voiced by Kevin James) faces his old nemesis: fire. We also have a look at a new trailer for The CW's iZombie and two clips from the pilot, one of which includes George A. Romero's Night of the Living Dead playing on a TV in the background. A teaser for Ava's Possessions, a horror film making its world premiere at the SXSW Film Festival tomorrow night, is also featured in our latest trailer round-up.

Hotel Transylvania 2: "The Drac pack is back for an all-new monster comedy adventure in Sony Pictures Animation's Hotel Transylvania 2! Everything seems to be changing for the better at Hotel Transylvania... Dracula’s rigid monster-only hotel policy has finally relaxed, opening up its doors to human guests. But behind closed coffins, Drac is worried that his adorable half-human,
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SXSW 2015: 10 Genre Films We’re Excited For This Year

Each and every year, the South by Southwest Film Festival comes together in Austin, Texas to shine the spotlight on some of the most provocative and ingenious indie horror films from across the globe. The 2015 SXSW line-up is no exception, featuring a multitude of thought-provoking titles and genre-bending awesomeness that we could not be more excited to check out during the festival this month.

Here’s a look at several of the films from SXSW 2015 that have us excited for this year’s line-up and should stay on your radar once they’re officially released at a later date:

The Final Girls

Director: Todd Strauss-Schulson, Screenwriters: M. A. Fortin, Joshua John Miller

Max and her friends are mysteriously transported into a famous 1980s horror movie that starred Max's mother, a celebrated scream queen. Reunited, they team up to fight the film's maniacal killer and find their way back home. Cast: Taissa Farmiga,
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SXSW 2015 Announces First Wave of Film Festival Programming

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The 2015 SXSW Film Festival will be running from March 13th through March 21st in Austin, Texas and the first wave of selections were announced today to get attendees excited for all the amazing films coming our way next month. And while horror fans have to wait until next week for the announcement of the Midnighters slate, here’s a look at some of the genre-related titles already revealed amidst SXSW’s other film categories for this year.

Narrative Feature Competition

Manson Family Vacation

Director/Screenwriter: J. Davis

The story of two brothers: one who’s devoted to his family, the other who’s obsessed with the Manson Family. Cast: Jay Duplass, Linas Phillips, Leonora Pitts, Tobin Bell, Adam Chernick, Davie-Blue. (World Premiere)


Ex Machina

Director/Screenwriter: Alex Garland

Alex Garland, writer of 28 Days Later and Sunshine, makes his directorial debut with the stylish and cerebral thriller Ex Machina, starring Domhnall Gleeson,
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‘Manglehorn’, ‘Spy’, ‘Brand’ headline South by Southwest 2015 film lineup

South by Southwest, the multi-faceted film, music and technology festival held annually in Austin, TX will feature such upcoming films as Paul Feig’s Spy, David Gordon Green’s Manglehorn, Alex Gibney’s documentary Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine, and Ondi Timoner’s Russell Brand profile Brand: A Second Coming as headliners in this year’s film festival lineup.

SXSW runs from March 13 to 21 in Austin and is now in its 22nd year. Variety has details of the 145 films and 100 world premieres bowing at this year’s festival. Brand, as previously reported, will be the festival’s opening night film.

Other notable titles on the list are the Will Ferrell/Kevin Hart comedy Get Hard, a rough cut of Judd Apatow’s Trainwreck, the directorial debut of 28 Days Later screenwriter Alex Garland, Ex Machina, and a new comedy by Michael Showalter, Hello, My Name is Doris.

On the small screen,
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The Good Wife, Ep. 6.11: “Hail Mary” ratchets up, then releases, the tension

The Good Wife, Season 6, Episode 11: “Hail Mary

Written by Erica Shelton Kodish

Directed by Rosemary Rodriguez

Airs Sundays at 9pm Et on CBS

Well, now we know how Kalinda might find her way out of the series. “Hail Mary” is a hectic, tense hour of The Good Wife, but its parts don’t quite add up to a totally satisfying whole, especially when considered as the culmination of an unusually long story (by Good Wife standards).

It’s difficult not to think of Spike Lee’s last great film, 25th Hour, in the best scenes of “Hail Mary,” which involve Cary being prepped for the worst of the pen by an expert (a perfectly cast Domenick Lombardozzi, bringing the series total number of The Wire alumni to approximately seven million). It’s both a strong showcase for Matt Czuchry, who credibly takes Cary from tough-guy posturing to almost breaking
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2015 Sundance Predictions: Which Film is the Next Whiplash?

Despite the lottery-esque sounding odds, the U.S Dramatic Competition section which produces the finest American indie specimens such as Frozen River, Winter’s Bone, Blue Valentine, Martha Marcy May Marlene, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Fruitvale Station and Whiplash is fairly consistent in terms of quality. Last year’s crop of sixteen have almost all had their theatrical releases with Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter being the last one out of the gates (pegged with an early 2015 release). Last week we individually looked at our top 80 Sundance Film Fest Predictions (you’ll find 30 other titles worth considering in our intro) and below, we’ve split the list into narrative and non-fiction film items and have both identified and color-coded our picks in an AtoZ cheat sheet. You’ll find 2015′s answer to Whiplash located somewhere in the stack below. Click on the individual titles below, for the film’s profile.
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New Good Wife Season 6,Episode 10 Official Spoilers,Plotline Revealed By CBS

Recently, CBS released the new,official synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "The Good Wife" episode 10 of season 6. The episode is entitled, "The Trial," and it sounds like things will get pretty shocking and intense as Cary's trial deal, might leave him contemplating serving jail time,and more! In the new, 10th episode press release: Cary's case is going to go to trial. Press release number 2: When Cary’s case goes to trial, a plea deal offer is going to have him seriously considering jail time. Also, a joke between mother and daughter, will land Alicia in trouble as her campaign for State’s Attorney is in full stride. David Hyde Pierce Returns as Frank Prady. Guest stars feature: Michael Cerveris (James Castro), Nicole Roderick (Nora), David Paymer (Judge Richard Cuesta), John Ventimiglia (Detective Gary Prima), Eric Ruffin (Dylan Bishop), Mark Green (Dante Wallach), Chris Jackson (Michael Wood), Zak Orth
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2015 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: Jordan Galland’s Ava’s Possessions

I originally took notice of the project when the trades announced that the oft-used supporting indie starlet Louisa Krause (non-related pic above — who we interviewed back in the day for Martha Marcy May Marlene) was the featured “potential screamer” lead on this project. Filmmaker Jordan Galland has flirted with Park City before, his debut Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Undead (2009) received a special screening status at Slamdance. Along with his sophomore film item Alter Egos (2012), the summer shot Brooklyn set Ava’s Possessions basically informs us that the musician slash filmmaker’s interests lie within the framework of the horror genre. Certainly the addition of supporting players include Lou Taylor Pucci, Jemima Kirke, Stella Schnabel (You Wont Miss Me) and John Ventimiglia amps up the end product, and Galland’s ongoing creative collaboration with musician Sean Lennon might earmark the project as an appointment with the occult that avoids trappings of
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‘Blood Ties’ DVD Review

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Stars: Clive Owen, Marion Cotillard, Billy Crudup, Mila Kunis, Zoe Saldana, Matthias Schoenaerts, James Caan, Noah Emmerich, Lili Taylor, Domenick Lombardozzi, John Ventimiglia,Griffin Dunne | Written by Guillaume Canet, James Gray | Directed by Guillaume Canet

Two brothers, Chris (Owen), recently out of prison and Frank (Crudup), a respected policeman, are on either side of the law. As Chris tries to clean up his act and reconnect with his family he finds himself low on funds and rejected by society. Will he turn back to his old life and force Frank to act, splitting their family in two forever? Facing off in 1970′s Brooklyn, Blood Ties looks to see if blood trumps money when it comes to family and organised crime.

What I liked about Blood Ties was that the seventies was dripping from every corner of the film. The music, the clothes, the hair cuts and the attitudes of the characters.
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DVD Review – Blood Ties (2014)

Blood Ties, 2014.

Directed by Guillaume Canet.

Starring Clive Owen, Marion Cotillard, Billy Crudup, Mila Kunis, Zoe Saldana, Noah Emmerich, John Ventimiglia, Griffin Dunne, Lili Taylor and James Caan.


Two brothers – one a cop, the other a con – discover that not everything is black and white when it comes to family loyalty.

Coming from the same place as Goodfellas and Carlito’s Way, Blood Ties is a crime drama set against the backdrop of 1970s New York and centres around the relationship between brothers Chris and Frank Pierzynski. Chris (Clive Owen) has served nine years for murder when he is released on the condition that he can get a job and go straight. His younger brother Frank (Billy Crudup) is a detective in the NYPD and sets him up with a job and a place to live but old habits die hard and Chris returns to his old ways to make ends meet.
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New Good Wife Season 6,Episode 3 Official Spoilers,Plotline Revealed By CBS

Recently, CBS released the new,official synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "The Good Wife" episode 3 of season 6. The episode is entitled, "Dear God," and it turns out we'll still see Cary sitting in jail, waiting for someone to set him free, and more. In the new, 3rd episode press release: Cary's freedom is going to lie in the hands of his pretrial service officer. Press release number 2: Cary’s freedom will lie in the hands of his pretrial service officer, Joy Grubick, as she interviews his colleagues to determine whether or not he should remain behind bars. Meanwhile, Alicia and Dean are going to find themselves in unfamiliar territory when a client’s case ends up in Christian Arbitration. Linda Lavin guest stars as pretrial service officer Joy Grubick. Robert Sean Leonard guest stars as Del Paul, an arbitrator. Taye Diggs returns as Dean Levine-Wilkins, an equity partner at Lockhart/Gardner.
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New Good Wife Season 6,Premiere Episode 1 Official Spoilers,Plotline Revealed By CBS

Recently, CBS released the new, official synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "The Good Wife" premiere episode 1 of season 6. The episode is entitled, "The Line," and it sounds like things will very interesting as Diane contemplates joining Alicia's new firm as a partner. Alicia refuses to run for state's attorney, and more. In the new, 1st episode press release: Alicia will be adamant in her refusal to run for state's attorney. Press release number 2: Alicia is going to be adamant in her refusal to run for State’s Attorney despite Eli’s attempts to persuade her to launch a campaign. Meanwhile, as Diane considers joining Florrick/Agos as partner, an internal crisis will threaten to destroy the firm. Guest stars will include: Jess Weixler (Robyn Burdine), Michael Cerveris (James Castro), Kelli Giddish (Sophia Russo), Katie Paxton (Lauren Lytton), Fred Melamed (Judge Alan Karpman), Samantha Mathis (Bonita Yarrow), Nicole Roderick (Nora
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Exclusive Clip: Marion Cotillard & Zoe Saldana Talk Making 'Blood Ties' Plus Win The Film On Blu-ray

Featuring a sprawling cast — Clive Owen, Billy Crudup, Marion Cotillard, Zoe Saldana, Mila Kunis, Matthias Schoenaerts, Noah Emmerich, Lili Taylor, Domenick Lombardozzi, John Ventimiglia, Griffin Dunne, Jamie Hector, Yul Vazquez and James Caan — a gritty 1970's New York City (shot on location too), and co-written by James Gray, there are a lot of reasons to give Guillaume Canet's "Blood Ties" a look. And if you didn't get a chance to catch it in theatres, we've got a few copies for some lucky readers. But to recap, the film follows Frank (Crudup), a cop with an aspiring future, who has to toe the line between family and the badge, when his ex-con brother Chris (Owen) gets out of the jail. Will Chris fall back into his old ways? And if he does, can Frank look the other way? It's tale of sons and siblings, but it wasn't necessarily always an easy shoot.
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Casting Net: Patrick Wilson, Jessica Biel lead untitled thriller; Plus, Octavia Spencer, more

Casting Net: Patrick Wilson, Jessica Biel lead untitled thriller; Plus, Octavia Spencer, more
Patrick Wilson (Jack Strong), Jessica Biel (The Truth About Emanuel), Imogen Poots (Need for Speed), and Toby Jones (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay) have joined the cast of Andy Goddard’s (Set Fire to the Stars) upcoming untitled Patricia Highsmith film. The upcoming thriller is based off Highslith’s novel The Blunderer. Set in 1960s New York, the novel follows Walter Stackhouse (Wilson), a successful architect who lives the perfect life with his wife, Clara (Biel). Stackhouse’s life slips into chaos, however, when he becomes fascinated with an unsolved murder that forces him into contact with a killer (Jones) and an ambitious detective.
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Louisa Krause to Pick Through Ava's Possessions

Young Adult and Martha Marcy May Marlene star Louisa Krause is set to join Cathy Moriarty, Lou Taylor Pucci (Evil Dead), and more for the supernatural thriller Ava's Possessions from director Jordan Galland (Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Undead).

Whitney Able, Annabelle Dexter-Jones, John Ventimiglia, Waris Ahluwalia, Jemima Kirke, Stella Schnabel, Geneva Carr, Alysia Reiner, and Tarik Lowe co-star in the film, which will shoot in NYC this summer.

As per Deadline, musician Sean Lennon has signed on to score the film, having previously scored and co-starred in Galland's movie Alter Egos, which was released via Kevin Smith's SModcast Presents banner.

Maren Olson of Traction Media is producing with Carlos Velazquez of C Plus Pictures.

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‘Young Adult's’ Louisa Krause to Star in Supernatural Thriller ‘Ava's Possessions’

‘Young Adult's’ Louisa Krause to Star in Supernatural Thriller ‘Ava's Possessions’
Louisa Krause (“Young Adult”) will star in the supernatural thriller “Ava's Possessions,” written and directed by Jordan Galland (“Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Undead”). The ensemble cast includes Cathy Moriarty, Lou Taylor Pucci (“Thumbsucker”), Whitney Able (“Monsters”), Annabelle Dexter-Jones, John Ventimiglia (“The Sopranos”), Waris Ahluwalia, Jemima Kirke (HBO's “Girls”), Stella Schnabel, Geneva Carr, Alysia Reiner, and Tarik Lowe. Also read: James Badge Dale to Star in Legendary's Supernatural Thriller ‘Spectral’ (Exclusive) Maren Olson of Traction Media is producing with Carlos Velazquez of C Plus Pictures. Production will start this summer in New York City. Musician Sean Lennon has signed on to score the film,
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