mc_0570_1_hires2Arriving in theaters today (and available via VOD), HORNS is a weird, darkly comic supernatural love story centered on a young man determined to find the killer of his girlfriend. Falsely accused of the murder, he mysteriously grows a set of gnarled horns that apparently compel the people around him to confess their deepest darkest secrets. Directed by ALEXANDRE AJA and based on the novel by JOE HILL (author STEPHEN KING’S son), the cast includes DANIEL RADCLIFFE, JUNO TEMPLE, MAX MINGHELLA and JAMES REMAR.

A bizarre mixture of tension, gore and tongue-in-cheek humor, HORNS is most definitely not aimed at the HARRY POTTER demographic and may even be too over-the-top for older folks as well. That said, it’s almost always fun to see the choices RADCLIFFE makes as he moves away from the blockbuster franchise that took up over a decade of his life. At a recent press conference to promote HORNS, RADCLIFFE explained what attracted him to this odd script. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)

HORNS opens in theaters and is available today via VOD.

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202b99_chocolate-milk_sc15_0009_f_hires21Debuting tonight on CBS, THE McCARTHYS is a dysfunctional family sitcom centered on the titular boisterous Boston clan whose obsession with sports is enjoyed by all except the one openly gay son amongst them. Created by BRIAN GALLIVAN (the man behind the very funny webseries SASSY GAY FRIEND), the series stars LAURIE METCALF, TYLER RITTER, JACK McGEE, JIMMY DUNN, JOEY McINTYRE and KELEN COLEMAN.

A relatively unknown actor, TYLER RITTER bears an amazing resemblance to his late father, JOHN RITTER, and his older brother JASON RITTER. The veteran of several short films, TYLER is following in his father’s very big sitcom shoes. At a recent press conference to promote THE McCARTHYS, TYLER RITTER talked about the influence his dad and brother have had on his comedy style. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)

THE McCARTHYS debuts tonight on CBS.

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202b99_chocolate-milk_sc15_0009_f_hires2Currently playing on HBO, MR. DYNAMITE: THE RISE OF JAMES BROWN is a feature length documentary chronicling the life and career of the man who rightfully became known as ‘the hardest working man in show business.’ Produced by MICK JAGGER, directed by ALEX GIBNEY and blessed with the rare co-operation of the Brown estate, the film features rare archival interviews with BROWN himself, extensive historical footage and modern day footage with such colleagues as JAGGER, REV. AL SHARPTON, CHUCK D., ALAN LEEDS and DANNY RAY (to name just a scant few).

From his first hit (Please, Please, Please) to his breakout performances at Harlem’s Apollo Theater, his extensive civil rights activism and his notorious endorsement of RICHARD NIXON, the film is a genuine treasure trove of entertaining information.

A labor of love for producer MICK JAGGER (who also produced this year’s theatrical biopic GET ON UP), MR. DYNAMITE is a tribute to one of his favorite performers. We sat down with JAGGER a few months ago and he talked about how he was influenced by JAMES BROWN.

MR. DYNAMITE: THE RISE OF JAMES BROWN is currently airing on HBO.

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_rbdave73dj1_hires219Just in time for Halloween, musical grave-robber BARRY MANILOW is releasing MY DREAM DUETS, a collection of cover songs technologically remastered to include a blend of his vocals with the original recordings made famous by some of the most iconic (and deceased) vocalists of the 20th century.

Beautifully produced, the collection features new orchestrations of songs made famous by the likes of ANDY WILLIAMS, LOUIS ARMSTRONG, JUDY GARLAND, MAMA CASS, DUSTY SPRINGFIELD, WHITNEY HOUSTON, JOHN DENVER and MARILYN MONROE. Every bit a valentine to eras gone by, the collection is a major accomplishment and a welcome addition to the MANILOW discography.

During his recent publicity tour to promote the new collection, MANILOW talked about how the project came to pass.


MY DREAM DUETS is available now wherever music is sold.

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gotham_ver46Gwen Stefani is quickly becoming one of the most beloved judges on television. She is currently winning fans and critics over being a coach/judge on the NBC hit music reality series, The Voice.

Stefani, one of the most successful women ever in the music industry, didn’t know if she wanted to be on The Voice. When Stefani was offered the gig it was at a very busy time in her life, not only being a mother and a wife, she was also pregnant with her third child. But accepting the job on the show was an easy answer for her, and one she doesn’t have any regrets about. (Click on the media bar below to hear Gwen Stefani)

The Voice airs Monday and Tuesday nights on NBC.

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gotham_ver45Opening this Friday on Halloween, is the original Saw film, which is celebrating its tenth anniversary since it was first released. The franchise spun off six sequels in total, but it was the first Saw film that horror movie audiences seemed to like the most.

Nobody could have predicted Saw’s box office success, including its star, Cary Elwes, who recalls that not even the cast or filmmakers could have predicted the huge impact the film made. (Click on the media bar below to hear Cary Elwes)

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gotham_ver44Actor ROBIN LORD TAYLOR is impressing both fans and critics with his portrayal of Oswald Cobblepot on the new hit FOX series GOTHAM. As one of the many proto-villains in this jam-packed origin story, Cobblepot will eventually go on to become Batman arch-nemesis The Penguin.
A relatively unknown actor, TAYLOR has actually guest starred on such highly acclaimed series as THE GOOD WIFE, LAW & ORDER: SVU, PERSON OF INTEREST and THE WALKING DEAD. In addition to that, he and pal BILLY EICHNER co-created and co-starred in CREATION NATION: A LIVE TALK SHOW which they performed at the 2008 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

A certified scene stealer, TAYLOR is a stand-out as the much put-upon Cobblepot and he’s well aware of the responsibility that goes along with portraying one of the DC Universe’s most notorious bad guys. We recently sat down with him to talk about the new series and he admitted his good fortune as well as playing to the fans.

GOTHAM airs tonight on FOX.

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_rbdave73dj1_hires218Returning next Sunday (it’s been bumped tonight for the World Series) to FOX, stumbling sitcom MULANEY continues to put on a brave front as it struggles with the ratings. Recently cut back from its original order of 16 episodes to 13, production has ostensibly stopped and it’s been reported that already one cast member, FORTUNE FEIMSTER, has moved on to a series on ABC. Inspired by the daily life experiences of former Saturday Night Live writer-turned-stand up comic JOHN MULANEY, the show just isn’t catching on with viewers despite a cast that includes MARTIN SHORT, ELLIOTT GOULD, NASIM PEDRAD, ZACK PEARLMAN and SEATON SMITH.

We recently sat down with iconic comic actor MARTIN SHORT who talked about his comedic roots and admitted that doing classic stand-up isn’t really in his comfort zone.

MULANEY returns next Sunday night on FOX.

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_rbdave73dj1_hires217Currently in theaters and holding its own on the box-office charts after three weeks of release, GONE GIRL is author GILLIAN FLYNN’s own big screen adaptation of her best-selling novel of the same name and tells the story of the investigation into the mysterious disappearance and possible murder of a seemingly happily married young woman. Directed by DAVID FINCHER, the film stars BEN AFFLECK, ROSAMUND PIKE, NEIL PATRICK HARRIS and TYLER PERRY.

More than just a simple mystery, GONE GIRL manages to be a topical observance (and occasional indictment) of modern marriage, morals, social media and tabloid journalism. As the husband who is at first romanticized and then vilified by the tabloid press, BEN AFFLECK seems to be treading on slightly familiar soil. During the recent press tour to promote the film, AFFLECK noted that the swipes taken at tabloid media in GONE GIRL did not go unnoticed by him.

GONE GIRL is in theaters now.

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_rbdave73dj1_hires216Based on the popular DC Comic Book character introduced in THE SAGA OF THE SWAMP THING (1984) and promoted to lead in the HELLBLAZER series (1988), CONSTANTINE debuts tonight on NBC and centers on a street-wise ’supernatural advisor’ with a keen sense of cynical snark, an ability to use his wits to thwart evil and a commitment to defending humanity against the dark forces from beyond.

While considered by many to be a ’superhero’, CONSTANTINE is a rarity in that he doesn’t wear a traditional costume or possess any ’superpowers.’

But rather than try to describe him ourselves we figured we’d deliver it straight from the sorcerer’s mouth. We recently sat down with Welsh actor and series star MATT RYAN who gave us his take on his character of CONSTANTINE.

CONSTANTINE debuts tonight on NBC.

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