TV Preview: ‘Branson Famous’ on truTV – a Musical Reality Show I’m Already Hooked On

This post brought to you by Branson Famous. The content and opinions expressed below are that of truTV sent me the screener for a new show called “Branson Famous,” and my first thought was, “Hmmm… another reality show.” But after I watched the first episode, I realized this was a different kind of reality show — one I’m already hooked on after just one episode! ...more

Interview: Tony Winner Marissa Jaret Winokur Talks ‘Muffin Top,’ TLC’s ‘All About Sex,’ & the Joys of Writing

Marissa Jaret Winokur with Cathryn Michon and cast in “Muffin Top: A Love Story” Marissa Jaret Winokur is best known for winning a Tony Award for her performance as Tracy Turnblad in the musical version of “Hairspray” with leading man Matthew Morrison of “Glee” fame. Before that, she was in “Grease” on Broadway and has since appeared in a long list of movies and television series, such as “American Beauty,” “Scary Movie,” and “Curb Your Enthusiasm.”...more

Review & Thoughts on ‘The Interview,’ in Select Theaters Christmas Day

James Franco and Seth Rogen tweeted their joy that “The Interview,” their satiric comedy caper about the assassination of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, will be released Christmas Day. The people have spoken! Freedom has prevailed! ...more

Interview: Ben Reed on Working With Bradley Cooper, Clint Eastwood in ‘American Sniper’

Actor Ben Reed Ben Reed plays Chris Kyle’s father, Wayne, in the much-anticipated Clint Eastwood biographical film, “American Sniper,” in which Bradley Cooper plays the adult Kyle. While Ben has no scenes with Bradley, he has three flashback scenes with young actor Cole Konis, who plays the young Chris Kyle. A highly decorated Navy Seal who served four tours in the Iraq War, Kyle was shot and killed at a gun range in February 2013 by a fellow veteran who suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder ....more

Movie Review: Annie

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Best of 2014: Top 5 Inspirational Teen Movies Based on Books

Movie options for teens just keep getting better and better, and many of the most inspirational movies are adapted from best-selling books. Here’s our top five inspirational teen movies based on books in 2014. 1....more

Movie Review: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

Reel Rating: 5 out of 5 Reels MPAA Rating:...more

New in Theaters: Week of Dec. 22, 2014

New in theaters this week is Meryl Streep as a witch, Amy Adams as a secret artist, and Jack O’Connell as a war hero in a movie directed by Angelina Jolie. Here’s a peek at what’s opening wide in theaters this week. BIG EYES PG-13 for thematic elements and brief strong language | In Theaters 12/25 | Ok for Kids 13+ | The Weinstein Co ....more

Aretha Franklin, Oprah Winfrey Shine at NY Premiere of ‘Selma’

Aretha Franklin at the NY premiere of “Selma” | Paula Schwartz Photo Aretha Franklin turned up at the premiere of “Selma” at the Ziegfeld Theater Sunday night and looked terrific in a leopard print fur jacket. She waved to the crowd and created a tsunami of excitement on the red carpet. One videographer threw himself worshipfully on the ground at her feet ....more

Holiday Gift Guide 2014: 10 DVD Sets for British TV & Film Lovers

“Upstairs Downstairs,” “Jeeves & Wooster” and “Agatha Christie’s Poirot” are just a few of the most excellent British titles released on DVD and Blu-ray year. Let’s take a look at 10 Must-Have sets for British TV and film fans. 1. Upstairs Downstairs: The Ultimate Collection Released Nov ....more