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Friday, March 24, 2017


The Disney Channel has premiered a new animated series based on the studio's 2010 animated film "Tangled". The show is set after the events of the film and before the 2012 short "Tangled Ever After". Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi reprise their roles as Rapunzel and Eugene Fitzherbert, and they are joined by Julie Bowen, Clancy Brown and Eden Espinosa. The series will also feature new songs written by Alan Menken ("Beauty and the Beast"), the composer of the original film's score and songs.

Find out more about the series after the jump.


The Netflix drama "The Most Hated Woman in America" is a biopic about atheist activist Madalyn Murray O'Hair (Melissa Leo), founder of the organization American Atheists which she led for 23 years, quickly becoming, as the film's title suggests, one of the most hated persons in America. Her efforts led to a Supreme Court ruling banning official Bible readings in public schools.

Co-written and directed by Tommy O'Haver ("An American Crime"), the film also stars Josh Lucas, Adam Scott, Michael Chernus, Vincent Kartheiser, Peter Fonda, Sally Kirkland and Juno Temple.

"The Most Hated Woman in America" is now streaming on Netflix.

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The comedy series "Grace and Frankie" returns with a third season on Netflix today. The show stars Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin as two women with an already strained relationship who discover that their husbands, played by Sam Waterston and Martin Sheen, were not only work partners but also gay and ready to leave them for each other.

Lily Tomlin received two Emmy nominations and a Golden Globe nomination for her role. Created by Marta Kauffman ("Friends") and Howard J. Morris ("According to Jim"), the show also stars Brooklyn Decker, Ethan Embry, Ernie Hudson and June Diane Raphael.

Find out more about the series after the jump.

Eric Demarsan

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Purchasing Links:
MP3, iTunes

Release Date
March 14, 2017

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The Japanese drama "After the Storm" ("Umi yori mo mada fukaku") tells the story of Shinoda Ryota (Hiroshi Abe) a private investigator who dwells on his past glory as a prize-winning author and spends the little money he earns on gambling instead of child support. Ryota struggles to take back control of his existence and to find a lasting place in the life of his young son (Taiyo Yoshizawa) - until a stormy summer night offers them a chance to truly bond again.

Written and directed by Hirokazu Koreeda, the film also stars Yôko Maki, Kirin Kiki, Satomi Kobayashi and Lily Franky.

"After the Storm" was nominated for the Un Certain Regard Award at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival. The film premiered in Japan on May 21st, 2016, and received a limited release in the U.S. on March 17th. Reviews have been generally positive.

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Thursday, March 23, 2017


The new DVD and Blu-ray releases for the week of March 21st, 2017 include the video game adaptation "Assassin's Creed", the period crime drama "Live by Night" directed by and starring Ben Affleck, the musical animated film "Sing", the courtroom drama "Miss Sloane" starring Jessica Chastain, and Pedro Almodovar's new film "Julieta".

The new television shows getting a home video release this week are the animated series "Batman: The Brave and the Bold" (Season 3), HBO's "Insecure" (Season 1) and the British mystery drama "The Brokenwood Mysteries" (Season 3).

On the classics front, we have new Blu-ray releases for "RoboCop 2" and "RoboCop 3", "Cinema Paradiso", "A Great Wall" and "Being There", among many others.

Check out all the new movies and TV shows released on DVD and Blu-ray after the jump.


Video Game Description: This Is the Police is a strategy/adventure game set in a city spiraling the drain. Taking the role of gritty Police Chief Jack Boyd, you'll dive into a deep story of crime and intrigue. Will Jack reach his retirement with a nice stack of bills, or will he end up broken ... or worse?

Genre: Adventure, Strategy

Publisher: Weappy Studio

Developer: THQ Nordic, EuroVideo Medien

Rating: M for Mature (Sexual Content, Strong Language, Drug Reference, Blood, Partial Nudity, Intense Violence)

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The political drama series "Ingobernable", Netflix's first Spanish-language original drama, stars Kate del Castillo as Emilia Urquiza, the First Lady of Mexico. She's a reformer and has big plans for her country, but when her husband, President Diego Nava (Erik Hayser), is killed just as they were planning to divorce, Emilia finds herself in a fight to discover the truth and protect herself.

The show's 15-episode first season is directed by Pedro Pablo Ibarra "Pitpol" and Jose Luis Garcia Agraz and also stars Eréndira Ibarra, Luis Roberto Guzmán, Marco Antonio Treviño, Fernando Luján, Marina de Tavira and Pablo Astiazarán.

"Ingobernable" is now streaming via Netflix.

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Ben Frost

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Mute Records

Purchasing Links:
CD, MP3, iTunes

Release Date
March 17, 2017

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The thriller "Mean Dreams" tells the story of Casey and Jonas, two teenagers played by Sophie Nélisse and Josh Wiggins, who desperately try to escape their broken and abusive homes. Their romance is threatened by Casey's father, Wayne (Bill Paxton), a corrupt police sergeant who hunts them down when they decide to run away.

Directed by Nathan Morlando, the film also stars Colm Feore, Ryan Blakely and Joe Cobden.

"Mean Dreams" opened in select theaters on March 17th and received generally positive reviews. It is scheduled for release on DVD on April 25th.

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